Reports say the 32-year old Pastor was driving a team transporter en route to this weekend’s Asian V8 Series championship race at Clark International Speedway in in Pampanga, Philippines, and was stopped at a traffic signal in the town of Quezon City when a masked assailant approached his vehicle and opened fire.
Pastor was struck in the head, neck and arm, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later. A passenger in the vehicle, Paulo Salazar, reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Pastor finished sixth in the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship standings, but had not competed in the series this season. Investigators have reportedly ruled out robbery as a motive, since none of Pastor's personal belongings were stolen.
It is unknown whether the shooting is related to racing.