A north-central Iowa man is in a Mason City hospital after being struck by a race car Sunday night.
Al Oskvig of Williams is a track worker who works in the back straightaway at the I-35 Speedway in Mason City. Driver Ben Kraus lost control of his hobby stockcar and spun it into the infield, striking Oskvig and trapping the worker underneath it.
Track promoter Joe Ringsdorf says Oskvig was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa and may have two broken legs and a deep laceration to the side of the head. Those who were at the accident scene say Oskvig was alert and joking with paramedics.