Michael T. Baldwin Reports
New York State Police continue to investigate a tragic scene at Woodhull Raceway Saturday night. Race driver and track veteran Art Goodier of Osceola, PA suffered a fatal medical event Saturday evening. He was pronounced dead shortly after the incident. Authorities along with regional media said the man’s vehicle went out of control – Goodier was later pronounced dead. However, during the incident, Goodier’s car slammed into a flagger, Neil Stoddard.
He was reportedly flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA where he remains in critical but stable condition. News 18 WETM reported Sunday that according to the raceway, Goodier spent decades competing at Woodhull and was a veteran driver at the track, and even won two times this year, May 14, and June 18. The Raceway issued this statement Sunday: “First of all Thank You to all of the Volunteer EMTs and Fire Members who helped at the track yesterday throughout the entire event and throughout each season. We cannot thank you enough for all you do for the track and the community. Thank you to our sponsors, our fans, and our drivers for continuing to support the Woodhull Raceway. It goes without saying…We are all one big racing family. When one of us is affected, we all pull together to help each other.
At this time, we ask our Racing Family to give some privacy to the family of both Art Goodier and Neil Stoddard during this time.
When more memorial information is listed for Art and any further updates on Neil’s recovery, we will let everyone know.
God Speed Art Goodier.