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ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – A local race car driver is in critical condition after crashing her car at the All American Speedway Saturday.

Lisa Young is known for driving her hot pink F-4 at the speedway. The Saturday crash saw the F-4 smashed up against the race track. Firefighters were seen rushing to the crash and pulling apart Young’s pink racecar to get her out.

Young is sponsored by H&L Towing, a family-owned business run by her stepfather. She was racing in the Matt Camp Memorial Race Saturday when she crashed.

People who know her describe her as a friendly woman.

“Very nice young lady. I know they built a car for her,” said Wade Gadberry, who owns a business across from H&L Towing.

We reached out to the racetrack’s staff about what caused the crash, but we’re still waiting on a call back.

“It’s a safe racetrack. You don’t hear of too many accidents back there,” Gadberry said.

Young is now in critical condition at Sutter Roseville Hospital.

Sunday, someone posted an update on the towing company’s Facebook page, writing that Young woke up, recognized family members and asked about her son.

“I knew she was having fun, talking about someday her son would be driving it [the racecar],” Gadberry said.

Gadberry and the rest of Young’s friends and family are now praying she’ll make a speedy recovery.

“I’m kind of shocked she got injured. I just hope and pray everything will be alright,” Gadberry said.

Calls to the racetrack for comment about the crash were not returned as of Sunday night.

 

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