CARINA CRASH: Les Stayte clipped the wall and launched into a mid-air roll at Carina Speedway, Bundaberg.
CARINA CRASH: Les Stayte clipped the wall and launched into a mid-air roll at Carina Speedway, Bundaberg. Paul Donaldson

Driver walks away unhurt after dramatic crash

MOTORSPORT: A captive audience held its collective breath as Les Stayte's car flipped in the air multiple times in a dramatic crash at Carina Speedway.

Remarkably Stayte walked away with only a concussion, a sore body and perhaps wounded pride but was otherwise unscathed from the incident.

"I don't remember much until I was in the back of the ambulance,” he said.

The Bundaberg-born driver said he had been working on the car with a mechanic for the past two weeks to extract as much power from her as possible.

"It was firing pretty well,” Stayte said.

"I was pushing it harder and harder each lap and was going better.

"It was the last lap and I pushed it a bit too hard.”

Stayte's car clipped the wall and flipped multiple times mid-air before crashing on to the track.

"I heard I flipped five times,” Stayte said.

"I'm told I was knocked out because I can't remember the in air stuff but I remember hitting the wall.

Stayte was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Friendly Society Private Hospital for observation.

He was released and returned to the track later in the evening.



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