Sources connected with the production tell TMZ … the shoot was being prepped at the Willow Springs International Raceway near Palmdale — 45 minutes from where Paul Walker tragically died.
Members of the crew tell TMZ … producers brought in drivers who are “authentic street racers” for the scene, where a souped-up yellow Chevelle races another car and dramatically pops a wheelie, as bystanders stand right by the track and cheer. A similar scene appeared in the first F&F.
Someone who was at the track tells TMZ … a person from the production told some staffers they couldn’t get the proper insurance to shoot the race.
Co-star Michelle Rodriguez also took to her Instagram to share the photo above, and a message from the set:
Ride or Die through thick and thin 15 yrs later surreal to think we made it through such a tough painful production. But this ones for you P I hope we make you proud love you
Fast & Furious 7 will be in theaters April 2015.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram