This was a picture I took on Saturday night at the douglas county races.

Douglas County Speedway Fire at Races

The hornets were racing at about 9:00 pm or so at the Douglas County Speedway,on the first lap when one wiped out and the others didnt see him soon enough then it turned into a big pile-up. One hit so hard it bursted into flames and three of the cars caught on fire. I hurry,stood up and started taking pictures as fast as I could. Luckily all the drivers got out and are safe :)

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charles says ... on Wednesday, Sep 7 at 10:22 AM

Got to youtoowahter this on roseburg speedway 2011

Valerie West says ... on Sunday, Aug 28 at 6:33 PM

I as a hornet was watching in the pit area and the grand stand people had a better view of what started the fire in the beginning. Made us a little nrevous about getting on thre track after the fire, but you just have to be brave and just get out.

dave says ... on Sunday, Aug 28 at 4:49 PM

Someone will end up hurt badly or even worse. I no longer am able to enjoy a hobby near my home, so I travel and spend my money elsewhere. Cottage Grove, or Lebanon. Everyone else should do the same until thing until DCS gets their heads removed.

dave says ... on Sunday, Aug 28 at 4:43 PM

I have gone to this track once. I was extremely disappointed with the disregard for safety from the officials and some drivers. I only wonder when the county will step in and see to it that it gets safer. The track is an utter JOKE.

Kade Schnetzky says ... on Thursday, Aug 25 at 9:31 PM

I caught a video, about 5 seconds after the cars went up in flames. I was directly in front of the crash.

Jared says ... on Thursday, Aug 25 at 3:12 PM

I got a shot of this also, I was about 20 feet from the flagstand in the 2nd tier of bleachers. The one night I don't bring the Nikon, this happens lol

charles says ... on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 7:33 PM

I was there i was very scade for the drivers i was glade they got out and their and i when to the pit after and other mine stock say help bult or work on there car's

Mariabogan says ... on Monday, Aug 22 at 8:47 AM

I didnt mean to call them hornets..but yes very intense.

Will says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 8:36 PM

These were mini-stocks, not hornets. It was a very intense 20 or 30 seconds before the last driver made it out.

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