By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Race car driver Keith Jacobs died following an accident at 311 Motor Speedway in North Carolina on Friday. Jacobs was taking part in a race in the 1st annual Shauffer’s Oil Late Models Fall Nationals when the incident happened.
According to WFMY News 2, witnesses told the TV station that they saw Jacobs slumped over in his car before the crash. Track owner Mike Fulp believes Jacobs suffered a medical emergency before the accident.
“Everyone please keep the Jacobs family in your thoughts and prayers as 311 Speedway has lost a legend Indian Outlaw Keith Jacobs,” the track said in a Facebook post. “Godspeed my friend. 311 Speedway is going to dedicate Saturday night to the Indian Outlaw Keith Jacobs. Also, all of the 50/50 tickets that are sold on Saturday night will go to the Jacobs family.”
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WFMY is reporting that his car during the crash went straight into the wall, before crashing down. First responders, according to WFMY, were called to the track to assist the injured driver.
The TV station also is reporting that there was a prayer circle that happened for Jacobs.
“People were on their knees praying,” Fulp said. “Pray for his family. He’s well-liked.”
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The track has announced that the second day of the Shauffer’s Oil Late Models Fall Nationals will take place on Saturday. The drivers’ meeting will begin at 5 pm with hot laps expected at 6:30 pm.
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