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Racing fans dodge death

Spectators ran to help injured fans after Kain Magro crashed and flipped over the barrier during race one of the Mini Challenge series at Queensland Raceway.
Spectators ran to help injured fans after Kain Magro crashed and flipped over the barrier during race one of the Mini Challenge series at Queensland Raceway. Luke Hamilton

TRACK and braking investigators will continue to work at Queensland Raceway today after a dramatic weekend of racing.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is investigating an incident at turn six that saw spectators narrowly escape death on Saturday.

CAMS acting CEO Michael Smith said the Willowbank track would be investigated “from every possible angle”.

“We’ve got our guys on site now. We’ll gather all the facts and information together and begin a formal investigation,” he said yesterday afternoon.

“We look at anything and everything we can in terms of the track and the damage to the car. We will look at it very thoroughly.

“When you look at the nature of the crash we’re very, very lucky someone wasn’t seriously hurt.”

Two spectators were yesterday cleared of serious injury after being struck by a car that flipped into the crowd during a V8 Supercars support race.

The men, aged 59 and 60, were taken to Ipswich Hospital after driver Kain Magro’s car cartwheeled over a protective barrier during race one of the Mini Challenge series.

The 60-year-old man suffered head cuts and a shoulder injury while the 59-year-old was also treated for head cuts.

Magro, 22, was treated for neck pain and received precautionary tests at Ipswich Hospital but was later released.

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