Tragedy at Oulton Park BTCC Meeting

Irish Formula Ford racer Neil Shanahan died after a serious accident at Oulton Park today. On the second lap of round five of the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, he went off the track at Clay Hill. Medical officers were immediately called...

Irish Formula Ford racer Neil Shanahan died after a serious accident at Oulton Park today.

On the second lap of round five of the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, he went off the track at Clay Hill.

Medical officers were immediately called to the scene, where it was found that Shanahan had suffered a massive trauma which induced a cardiac arrest.

He was resuscitated at the scene and airlifted to hospital, but tragically died before arriving.

He was racing for the Duckhams Van Diemen squad; this was his first season in the British championship, after winning first the Irish FF 1600 title in 1997, then the Irish FF Zetec championship the following year.

from autosport.com Mark Jones

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