Sprint car driver Semmelmann is killed during practice for a race at Beaver Dam Raceway. Semmelmann’s car hits another car, flips three times and hits the outside concrete wall. The race is canceled. Beaver Dam Raceway statement:
Beaver Dam Raceway experienced a tragedy Saturday night during the hot laps session for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series, a Midwest touring series…Fans, drivers and crew members were offered an opportunity for a refund, but had the option to donate the money to the family, which most did…The incident was a racing accident…Beaver Dam Raceway and the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series express their condolences to the family and plans to donate any remaining proceeds from the evening to the family.