While battling for position a MINI Challenge race car (while contesting a race in the Australian series) was bumped and went airborne landing and then sliding on it’s roof. However things got ugly when it dug into the gravel trap and begin cartwheeling end over end into a spectator area. Shockingly only two spectators were injured with only cuts to their face and hands. The driver was uninjured.
Official Release: There has been an incident involving a MINI Challenge race car leaving the race track at the City of Ipswich 300 at Queensland Raceway this afternoon.
A MINI Challenge car lost control and rolled over a protective barrier into a crowd gathered at turn six of the track. Medical crews and Police were on-site immediately.
Two spectators were injured and transported to Ipswich Base Hospital. The extent of their injuries appears to be relatively minor, pending full medical evaluation. Both were conscious whilst being treated at the scene. There were no other reported injuries.
The Mini driver was also transported by Ambulance to Ipswich Base Hospital for precautionary tests but was reportedly not injured.
No further information is at hand. More details will be released as they come to hand this afternoon.