A pit crew member was charged Wednesday with his role in a fight that injured a bystander Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway.

Patsy J. Mignogna, 53, of Greensburg, whose son was involved in a collision that triggered the brawl, faces charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Jennerstown police said Mignogna admitted to hitting Gary Gentile Sr.

Gentile sustained swelling and redness around his left eye and scrapes to the left side of his face, authorities said.

The confrontation erupted after race leader Jason Mignogna got together with Kyle Martel on the front straight.

Mignogna’s car struck the wall, turned sideways and rode the outside retaining wall through the catch fence in Turn 1.

Jason Mignogna was not injured, but his car disintegrated.

The wreck brought out the red flag. While safety crews were repairing the fence, rains forced the cancellation of the race.

Witnesses said the brawl ensued between Mignogna’s team and members of Martel’s crew.

Jason Mignogna was awarded the victory, based on his standing on the last scored lap. Martel finished second.

A preliminary hearing for Patsy Mignogna tentatively is scheduled for Aug. 11 before District Judge Susan Mankamyer of Boswell.

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