Racing community is in mourning after driver dies in terrible on-track wreck Ocean Speedway via Twitter

Bill Egleston, an International Motor Contest Association Modified driver, has died following a terrible accident at the Perris (CA) Motor Speedway. He was 53.

Egleston was driving on the track when his car rode up a wall and flipped, according to the Merced Sun-Star.  But after Egleston’s car flipped, another car hit him on the driver’s side. He died after the accident on the 1/2 mile clay oval track.

“We extend our condolences to Bill’s family,” said IMCA President Brett Root in a press release. “Bill was one of those drivers who made a positive impression on everyone. This is a sad set of circumstances.”

Egleston, 53, was from Atwater and began racing with IMCA in 2007. His home track was Merced Speedway.

In addition to weekly events, the 13-time feature winner was a frequent competitor at IMCA specials such as the Duel In The Desert and the Pat Pettit Memorial.

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