Please update your Flash Player to view content.

Danny Leonhardt crashes pickup at fairgrounds race track

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Sirens blared through Quincy last night as law enforcement and first responders raced to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in response to a pickup truck crash at the American Valley Speedway.

According to the CHP report, driver Danny Leonhardt, 70, was driving his 2006 Dodge Ram in a clockwise direction on the race track at a high rate of speed.

The CHP said witnesses reported he may have been involved in a speed contest with a second pickup.

Leonhardt’s pickup “struck multiple concrete barriers, chain link fencing, and a three phase light pole.”

He was reported to be under the influence of alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, approximately 9:11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

Leonhardt suffered major injuries. He was arrested and released to Plumas District Hospital. Leonhardt was transported to Enloe Medical Center where he remains in the trauma unit as of 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

A representative from American Valley Speedway confirmed that the much anticipated Go Kart, DART Dwarfs and IMCA Modified races to be held Sunday, Aug. 18, will continue as planned.



Sports Headlines

Top Headline

As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
  Fore! That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across...


California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

Carrie Wilson California Department of Fish and Wildlife   Fish and wildlife regulations don’t always keep up with latest technology Hunting with pellet rifles Question:...


Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo...

Contact Us



Facebook Image
Local Events

National Headlines

Auto Parts
Moving and Storage
Yellow Page Directory
Yellow Pages
Advertise with us
Dining Guide
Visitors Guide
"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}