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Mario Andretti Racing Student Killed in Crash at Auto Club Speedway

The motorsports community continues talking about the tragedy that struck Shane Hmiel last weekend, and the road to recovery will be a long and painful one. Unfortunately, news broke out about another racing tragedy on Friday, except this one did not involve a big name driver racing in one of our premier series. KTLA News in Los Angeles reports that a woman is dead after crashing a replica Indy race car into a wall at the Auto Club Motor Speedway in Fontana, California. Ashley Phalen, a 24 year-old woman from Los Angeles, California, was driving the car as part of the “Mario Andretti Driving Experience" at 9:32 a.m. Friday, when her vehicle slammed into a wall at a high rate of speed and flipped over. Phalen was taken to Kaiser Found...

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