SpeedVegas owner responds to lawsuit track isn't safe

LAS VEGAS - SpeedVegas is now responding to accusations its track is unsafe. In February, two people were killed when a Lambroghini crashed.

One of the employees says SpeedVegas should be shut down.

SpeedVegas is now responding to those claims.

Attorneys for SpeedVegas are calling it a shakedown from a disgruntled driving instructor who told them he would make the lawsuit go away if they bought him a $200,000 house.

On Feb. 12, a passerby captured the aftermath of the SpeedVegas crash that killed two people.

This week, attorneys for SpeedVegas dropped a bomb on the employee who's claiming SpeedVegas' track and it's ultra fast cars are unsafe.

In legal papers filed Tuesday, two executives revealed that during a meeting with employee Francisco Durban,

"He wanted SpeedVegas to buy him a house ... and he would do a press conference in favor of SpeedVegas as well as retract his affidavit and lawsuit ... if they complied."

The cause of the crash that killed driving instructor Gil Ben-Kely and customer Craig Sherwood has not been determined.

But SpeedVegas attorneys now allege that Sherwood, a Canadian real estate agent who was driving the $400,000 Lambroghini when it crashed, had a medical condition that may have caused the crash.

Their evidence is a signed affidavit from a SpeedVegas employee claiming that on the day of the crash, Sherwood's friend mentioned he had a medical condition that caused seizures.

That employee worked the counter in SpeedVegas' retail shop.

He said Sherwood's friend mentioned the medical condition while he was waiting to speak with investigators.

On Thursday, a hearing is scheduled on the request for a temporary restraining order to shut SpeedVegas down.


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