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Driver dies at Woodhull Raceway after apparent heart attack, flagger seriously injured

A driver at Woodhull Raceway died after suffering an apparent heart attack.

The medical emergency sparked a crash, which resulted in the serious injury of a track flagger.


According to track officials, the incident happened Saturday night during the last qualifying heat for the NAPA 602 Crate Sportsman.

Art Goodier, a Pennsylvania man, was participating when his car sped out of control and turned toward the infield.

The flagger was identified as Neil Stoddard. He suffered an array of injuries- including eight broken ribs, a concussion, and will require shoulder surgery.

Both Goodier and Stoddard were airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital. Goodier died at the scene, officials said.

State police were leading the investigation.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

Credit: Woodhull Raceway