Racing driver Scott Semmelmann has been killed in a crash at a track in Wisconsin. The sprint car star was involved in an accident during a practice session on Saturday (20Sep14) ahead of a competition at the Beaver Dam Raceway that night.
Semmelman’s car flipped three times and hit the outside wall after the 47-year-old made contact with another car.
His death was confirmed by Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller. The race on the .33-mile oval in Beaver Dam, which is northwest of Milwaukee, was canceled.
It’s the second death in a sprint car in a month. Driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed at a New York track by a car driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart in August.