2 race car drivers killed in multi-vehicle crash at Reno track

RENO – Two race car drivers have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash at a track in northern Nevada.

Lyon County sheriff’s deputies say Leroy Kay, 67, of Yerington, and David Richardson, 63, of Truckee, Calif., were killed during a race Saturday night on a dirt track at the Reno-Fernley Raceway 30 miles east of Reno.

Track owner Dan Simpson hung up Sunday on a reporter seeking details about the accident.

Kay’s longtime girlfriend, Donna MacGill, said the crash occurred during the main event for “dwarf cars,” which are small cars with motorcycle engines that can reach speeds over 100 mph.

MacGill said one car went out of control and smashed into the wall on the final lap at the finish line, causing a chain-reaction accident involving at least two other cars.

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