• Motorcycle racer dies from injuries related to Saturday's wreck at Charlotte dirt track

    By: Elsa Gillis


    CONCORD, N.C. - Jamison Minor, 21, a motorcycle racer, died from injuries related to Saturday's crash at Charlotte Motor Speedway's dirt track.

    Racing fans said they were in the stands at the track when they saw the motorcyclist thrown from his bike while racing.

    “It was mayhem actually for about two or three minutes,” John Castellano said. “It was pretty dramatic."

    Officials confirmed that Minor was involved in an on-track racing incident during Saturday’s "American Flat Track Event.”

    Minor was airlifted to the hospital where he later died. 

    "He went down and he slid right into traffic and the other riders just couldn’t avoid him,” Castellano said. “They’re going over 100 miles per hour."

    A fan posted a video to Instagram from the track. As the racers drive round the corner, some of them wreck.

    Witnesses said they saw Minor run over by other bikes before medics rushed to him.

    "They're putting on a show for us and then that happens,” Bob Hebing said. “It's a shame, you know? I give my best to his family."

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