FONTANA (KTLA) -- Racing has resumed at the Auto Club Motor Speedway in Fontana after a 24-year-old woman was killed during an amateur race.
Ashley Phalen of Los Angeles was driving the car as part of the " Mario Andretti Driving Experience" at 9:32 a.m. Friday when her vehicle slammed into a wall at a high rate of speed and flipped over, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department.
Speedway spokesman David Talley says Phalen had taken a class before getting into the car and was in
radio contact with her instructors while she drove.
Racing was briefly suspended after the crash.
The "Mario Andretti Driving Experience" is described by the company's official website as being the "World's Fastest Driving Experience." In the paid driving experience, members of the public are allowed to drive replicas utilizing "full size, 600hp, Indy-style race cars with open cockpits and open wheels."
Racing Resumes After Woman Killed In Fontana Indy Car Crash
The crash occurred during a race involving members of the public.
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