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One injured after crash at Tauranga speedway

One person was moderately injured after a stock car crashed at the Baypark Family Speedway in Tauranga, a spokeswoman for St John Ambulance said.

The person was trapped in the car and extracted by fire crews, a Northern Fire Services spokesman said.

Emergency services were called to the speedway in Mount Maunganui at 5:44pm.

Today the speedway were hosting The Off Roader Rumble.

Emergency services are still on the scene.

St John ambulance Source: 1 NEWS