COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Pikes Peak International Raceway offers a variety of programs for all car lovers, saying safety is their number one priority.
“It’s a much safer environment doing it here under our rules,” track manager Jared Thompson said.
It’s a safer alternative for those who feel the need for speed. The Colorado Springs Police Department continues to investigate a fatal car crash that happened Wednesday night.
Police said a black sedan was racing another car and then hit a large pickup that was trying to turn.
The sedan driver died at the scene.
“It’s frustrating for the police and it’s frustrating for the community to have these senseless deaths all based on inappropriate driving,” police Lt. Howard Black said.
Black said street racing is a common trend nationwide, and the department works continuously with other agencies to combat illegal racing.
“We’ll put details out and have dedicated officers that focus on this inappropriate driving and we look for the community to call us and let us know,” Black said.
Further information has yet to be released. In the meantime, PPIR says there’s no need to break the law.
“It’s an unpredictable environment,” Thompson said. “It’s definitely way less safe with the other cars around, light poles and all the other stuff that’s not part of the racetrack.”
Anyone with information about the crash, or about the car that left the scene, is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.