24 Oct 2021

One dead after crash at Ruapuna Raceway

4:09 pm on 24 October 2021

The first round of the national drag-racing championship was being held at the Christchurch track where a person was killed in a crash this morning.

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Police said emergency services were alerted to the crash at 10.40am.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are under way and WorkSafe has been notified.

In a post on the Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club's Facebook page, the club says there was a serious incident at the Ruapana Raceway and the meeting had been cancelled.

The fatal accident does not count towards the holiday road toll.