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Driver Killed at Illinois Race

August 19, 2001

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ A driver was killed Sunday during a 100-mile ARCA race at the Illinois State Fair.

The man, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Roberta Churchill said.

WTAX radio said the driver missed the entrance to the pits and crashed into a wall head-on. The station reported that three people in the infield were hurt.

The race was the Allen Crowe Memorial 100. It was named for Crowe, a race car driver who died in 1963.

No other information was immediately available.

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