The driver’s death was confirmed by a police official, who stated that one individual died at the Central Energy Trust Arena. The event occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday. Stephen Penn, a member of the Manawatu Mustangs, was the driver. The driver died after crashing at the Palmerston North SuperStock Teams Championships.
The incident happened during the first race of the night, according to a witness who declined to provide their identity.
“They were trying to move the teams out of the way in case it started raining.” The driver sped down the straight, collided with another vehicle, skidded sideways, spun back, and crashed into the wall head-on. “It was a massive hit…but it doesn’t happen very often.” According to the witness, the race began about 05:45 p.m. and took the vehicles 22 minutes to complete six circuits due to “four huge hits.” The audience gave them a standing ovation when they finished. It’s simply incredible.”
“The driver has driven into the back of the other car, attempting to push it into the wall, but he has collided head-on with the wall,” he explained. He appeared to be knocked out right away. He didn’t put his foot on the brakes and continued around the track before coming to a halt.” Another spectator in the grandstand reported.
Racer Stephen Penn’s bereaved family has set up a Givealittle page, which has already raised over $29,000 as of Monday. They were dispatched to Pascal St near the Arena at 06:06 p.m. and were aiding cops on the scene of an accident. WorkSafe has been notified of the situation. Cops claimed that they will be investigating on the Coroner’s behalf.