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2 suffer electric shock at LA-area motorsports track

IRWINDALE, Calif. — Authorities say two people are in critical condition after suffering electrical shock at a motorsports track near Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says one of the patients was in cardiac arrest after the incident Saturday at the Irwindale Speedway.

Power has been shut off to the venue and Southern California Edison workers have been called to the scene.

Fire officials didn’t have additional details. An email seeking information from speedway officials wasn’t immediately returned.

The incident occurred before gates opened to the public for Saturday’s night’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series event.

The Irwindale Speedway opened in 1999 and features banked oval tracks and a drag strip.