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Driver injured in Auto Racing crash at Redwood Acres

A McKinleyville race car driver remains in the hospital following a crash Saturday night at Redwood Acres.


It happened during the bomber race at the Eureka track.


The back right tire came off the car of Leonard Ward and is struck by Donnie Hyman’s car causing it to go airborne and coming to a rest in the dirt infield.


Emergency crews had to cut the roof of the car to free Hyman from the vehicle.


He was flown to a Santa Rosa hospital and according to the redwood acres racing Facebook page, Hyman has a fractured lower vertebrae. Hyman is sixth in the points standings.