Track to Blame for Deadly Raceway Accident?

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After a scare a few years ago, the All American Speedway in Roseville rebuilt their track — changing the location of the track’s exits and entrances.

“A man almost died. He came off the track, lost control, came through the pits and on to the street,” says John Javidan of the All American Speedway.

No one was hurt, but it was enough of a wake up call to make serious changes at the track.

“We moved the exit strategically so if a driver has mechanical problems, they have time to slow down. It’s safer this way,” says Javidan.

But, just 40 miles away, two pedestrians were killed this weekend at the Marysville Raceway Park. Yuba County Sheriff’s say 17-year-old driver Chase Johnson entered the pit area and continued driving straight.

“A lot of the older tracks were like that, that’s how they were,” Javidan says.

The All American Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned track and, like many organized sanctions across the country, there are little to no regulations of the placement of exits and entrances on tracks.

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