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Big crash sours speedway season opener

WESTERN Speedway’s season opening program was forced into an early finish after a crash during a production sedan race.

Russell Hill was leading the first of two 25-lap races when he hit the wall near the pit gates around 8pm, prompting red flags with the rest of the program called off.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson confirmed the man was transported to Melbourne.

“Paramedics were called to an incident in Hamilton on Saturday evening,” they said.

“They were called just after 8pm.

“A man was flown by the air ambulance helicopter to the Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with upper body injuries.”

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