A ‘lovable larrikin’ racing driver has died in a horror speedway crash just hrs soon after successful a race at a preferred track celebration in Victoria.
Stephen Douglas, 48, was killed though competing at the yearly Chivers Memorial Race at Daylesford’s Speedway, in the state’s northwest, about 7.30pm on Saturday
The beloved grandfather experienced vital injuries and was rushed to healthcare facility, the place he afterwards died.
Stephen Douglas, 48, has died after crashing his vehicle throughout a race at Daylesford Speedway, in Victoria’s northwest
Mr Douglas’ vehicle reportedly slammed into a fence and rolled just before staying hit even though upside by two other drivers as hundreds of shocked spectators viewed on, the Herald Sunshine experiences.
A image taken just several hours earlier exhibit a smiling Mr Douglas hanging out of the driver’s facet window keeping an award following successful a warmth at the race.
Mr Douglas, who worked in the agriculture industry, was an skilled driver, having raced competitively for all over 10 years and also volunteered at Nyora Raceway.
He was also a member at Drouin Speedway and a Region Fireplace Authority volunteer for his regional group of Poowong, located 116km southeast of Melbourne.
Close friend Dean Thompson explained Mr Douglas, who was regarded as Dougo to cherished types, was a ‘lovely larrikin’ and the ‘quintessential Australian bloke’.
‘A bonds singlet, a beer, a chortle and that Mo that built him seem like the Solo guy, from that ad,’ he explained.
‘Lovely larrikin who would assist anybody else just before himself.
‘I’m likely to miss out on laughing with Dougo every single time we crossed paths.’
Mr Douglas leaves behind his spouse Sandra, small children, and grandchildren.
Mr Douglas, pictured with his spouse Sandra, has been remembered as a ‘quintessential Australian bloke’
Tributes have also poured in on the web for Mr Douglas as close friends remember him as a ‘genuine bloke’.
‘Dougo was a top rated bloke and my greatest close friend,’ Shane Ardley stated.
‘He would choose the shirt off his again to support any individual, which is how he was.’
Stig Sebbesen stated he called Mr Douglas his ‘brother from a further mother’.
‘Stephen was often amusing and there for me, as a fantastic pal,’ he claimed.
‘Rest in peace Dougo, you will normally be in my heart and memories.’
Drouin Speedway introduced on Sunday its Saturday’s Open up Benchmarks Race on 18 February will be in honour of Mr Douglas.
Victoria Police are continuing to investigate the crash and will put together a report for the coroner.
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