Former racing driver Bobby East has died aged 37 after being stabbed at a gas station in Westminster, California.
The United States Auto Club announced his death on Friday, calling him “one of the most prolific drivers of his era” and noting that he was a “three-time USAC National Champion.”
He was fatally stabbed Wednesday after a confrontation with another man while East was refueling his own vehicle, according to Deadline.
Westminster Police said in a press release on Thursday that they were looking for suspect Trent William Millsap. A second press release on Saturday said there was “an officer involved in the shooting” after police received information about Millsap’s whereabouts. It was not immediately clear whether Millsap had been shot or arrested, and the police department did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.
East, the son of USAC Hall of Fame car builder Bob East, “has had 56 USAC-sanctioned career wins, 48 of which were in national divisions,” USAC said. He also participated in 42 races in the NASCAR National Touring Series between 2005 and 2008, according to the racing information site Frontstretch.
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