A legend racing driver died in a speedway crash in Australia


, a 48-year-old experienced driver who was competing with a Ford Falcon on a dirt track at the Daylesford Speedway Track was killed on Saturday night in a high-speed car crash during the Chivers Memorial Day. He was airlifted with critical injuries to the Alfred hospital in Melbourne, where he later died. Onlookers described the crash as “surreal”. Previously, on the same day, Douglas had won a heat on Saturday at the Victorian circuit. A Drouin Speedway spokesperson said Douglas “was not only a husband, father, grandfather, he was a mate to many, an advisor, and a great bloke that would help anybody”.


„The Speedway community will sadly miss Dougo and we would like to pass on our condolences to Sandra and the rest of Dougo’s family and friends,” the committee said. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the cost of Douglas’ funeral. Tributes flow on social media for driver . Mr Douglas also worked in the agriculture industry. A second man in his 30s was taken to Ballarat Base Hospital with upper-body injuries in a stable condition. Drouin Speedway announced that its Saturday’s Open Standards Race on 18 February will be in honour of .