The estate of Gil Ben-Kely, the SpeedVegas driving instructor who died in a fiery crash at the track south of Las Vegas in February, has filed a civil lawsuit against the track, its owner, its designer and the car manufacturer.
The crash that killed two men at the SpeedVegas racetrack south of Las Vegas in February sparked conversations within the Clark County Board of Commissioners about regulating high-risk attractions.
When a tourist and driving instructor died in a fiery crash Feb. 11 at the SpeedVegas racetrack south of Las Vegas, it was not the first time for a fatality or serious wreck putting everyday drivers on a racetrack.
A popular British stunt-filled television series about cars, “Top Gear,” will tape in Las Vegas later this month.
A confidential settlement agreement has been reached between a driving instructor at SpeedVegas and the operators of the track south of Las Vegas.
SpeedVegas will remain open as attorneys close in on a settlement agreement that will be finalized within two weeks.
Attorneys for the SpeedVegas track south of Las Vegas have filed a response to a lawsuit, maintaining that the track is safe for customers and that the driving instructor who filed the lawsuit hasn’t exhausted his administrative remedies.
A hearing has been set for April 6 in Clark County District Court to consider an emergency motion to close the SpeedVegas track south of Las Vegas where customers pay to drive or ride in cars that go more than 150 mph on a 1½-mile course.
The top executive of the SpeedVegas track south of Las Vegas has denied allegations made in a civil lawsuit filed Monday that calls for the attraction to be closed until safety improvements are made.
A SpeedVegas driving instructor has filed a civil lawsuit in Clark County District Court seeking an order to close the track south of Las Vegas until a series of safety protocols is instituted.
Clark County officials see a need for regulation of some of the safety aspects of thrill attractions such as SpeedVegas, but elected officials may be reluctant to draft specific regulations, County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said.
More government regulation is not the answer.
The crash that killed two men at the SpeedVegas racetrack south of Las Vegas was inevitable and could happen again, say industry experts who have reviewed the track and the operation.
SpeedVegas, the car-racing experience that puts customers behind the wheel of Ferraris and Lamborghinis at speeds of up to 160 mph, has reopened.
The second man killed in a fiery crash at SpeedVegas last week was identified Saturday by the Clark County Coroner.