UPDATE: Barnegat Schools Mechanic Dies; Suffered 'Medical Event' During New Egypt Race
No word on cause of death
The lead mechanic for the Barnegat School District died Sunday morning after he experienced a medical emergency at the New Egypt Speedway, according to the Barnegat Township School District.
The district on Monday identified the man as Scott Doty of Barnegat, who worked as the lead mechanic and was racing a car at the speedway when the incident occurred.
Sgt. Brian Polite of the State Police said Doty suffered a "medical event" while racing at the speedway. He then came to a stop at the inside barrier of the raceway.
The barrier sustained minor damage, but not the car, Polite said.
Doty was transported to an area hospital and died Sunday morning, Polite said.
State Police did not confirm a cause of death. Saturday’s event was the Romano Memorial, according to the speedway's website.
Doty was a well-respected, long-time employee of the district whom friends were saluting Monday as a "wonderful friend, father and husband."