Sprint-car driver killed during practice at Wisconsin track

A sprint-car driver was killed in a wreck during practics at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday night, the Associated Press reported.

Scott Semmelmann died after his car made contact with another car during the second practice session, Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series President Steve Sinclair confirmed to the AP.

The Brookfield, Wis. driver's car flipped three times and hit the outside wall. Semmelman, 47, was racing for the first time this season, the AP reported.

Beaver Dam Race way is a .33-mile clay oval about 75 miles north of Milwaukee, and Mueller said it was the first on-track fatality at the track since it re-opened in 1993, the AP reported.

Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in a sprint-car race last month in New York after his car was struck by a car driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup star Tony Stewart.

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