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Auto Racing History

Car Turns Over At Drum Raceway

Transcribed by Jaylyn Thacher

Submitted by Steve Riehle 

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Car Turns Over At Drum Raceway; Passengers Hurt

ALLENTOWN – Gerald Saffen, 57, was transferred to Buffalo General Hospital after suffering a broken neck when the car in which he was a passenger overturned on Drum Raceway about 10 p.m. Monday.

Two other persons were injured in the mishap. Ronald Newton, 51, sustained leg bruises and was transferred at his own request from Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville to Olean General Hospital. Chris Rambuski, 7, suffered abrasions and was released after treatment at the Wellsville Hospital emergency room.

Wellsville-based State Police said the vehicle drive by Richard R. Rambusko, 36, Allegany, was traveling east around the track when the driver lost control of the vehicle on turn three when it rolled over.

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