Extensive safety improvements costing more than $300,000 at Te Marua Speedway are being credited with helping save the life of a driver who crashed on Saturday night.
Rick Fuller's car collided with another and hit the wall.
He had to be cut from his car and was flown by Westpac rescue helicopter to hospital.
He is recovering in Wellington Hospital from chest injuries.
The speedway had made amendments after national safety standard changes.
- Upper Hutt Leader