© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
The judges tower at Raceway Park in Oyster bed Bridge
OYSTER BED — A drag racer is reportedly healing at home in Nova Scotia after suffering some minor injuries at Raceway Park Saturday night.
The driver, a well-known Maritime drag racer in her early 70s named Rosa Niesten, was kept overnight at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after fracturing her wrist while competing at the drags.
Niesten suffered her injury when her car went off the strip.
A spokesperson from the raceway said the medic had checked her over before an ambulance was called.
“It doesn’t matter, even if somebody cuts their finger we’re not allowed to drive them in (to the QEH),” said a spokesperson with the track. “We’re required to transport them by ambulance.”
The spokesperson said she wasn’t very far up the track when it happened.
“It wasn’t going too fast,” he said.
The spokesperson said Niesten has since returned home to Nova Scotia and is doing well.
Raceway Park, which opened in 1971, is the longest continually operating drag racing track in Atlantic Canada. Niesten is a frequent racer at the park.