Stock car driver inquest

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AN INQUEST into the death of Quadring stock car driver Steve Newman was opened and adjourned at the coroner’s office in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday.

Steve (37), of Town Drove, died in a race at Mildenhall on Saturday.

His trademark pink car hit the crash barrier and resulted in a pile-up during the Saloon Stock Car British Championship final.

The Health and Safety Executive has also launched an investigation.

As reported in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press, the crash was witnessed by Steve’s stock car driver cousin, Andi, who was competing in the same race.

Andi tried to rescue Steve from the car.

Steve’s eight-year-old son Billy was at the trackside and witnessed the crash, but was ushered from the scene as rescue attempts got under way.