Horror high-speed crash at a sidecar racing event in Adelaide

A horror high-speed impact at a sidecar racing event in Adelaide has left a passenger with spinal injuries.

Horror high-speed crash at a sidecar racing event in Adelaide

A horror high-speed impact at a sidecar racing event in Adelaide has left a passenger with spinal injuries.

Shayne Melbourne was behind the wheel when his passenger Nick Johns flung metres from their bike at the Gillman Speedway track about 8pm on Saturday.

A rider and his passenger were badly injured in a crash during an Adelaide speedway race.

Paramedics were called to the track, with the pair's injuries extensive.

"I was at full throttle, I thought 'am I going to miss?' Then too late, bang, done," Mr Melbourne told 9News.

Both were treated on site then given the all clear.

Mr Johns later realised he was in a bad way and took himself to hospital, where he's expected to be for days.

"I spoke to him today, he's got a couple of squashed vertebraes, he's not in a good way," Mr Melbourne said.

It was the second major crash on the night.

Mr Melbourne said the condition of the track was a concern.

One of the injured riders has questioned the safety of the track.

"The track surface looked great but was hot and cold all night — very dry and slick in others — a number of incidents where quite a few people got hurt," he said.

No race official received a complaint about the track last night.

9News has been told the track meets international standards and safety features include rubber fencing and airbags on corners.

Source : 9 News More