WE'LL GET TO THOSE STORIES IN A FEW MINUTES..
WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BEAVER DAM.
WHERE A RACE CAR DRIVER IS DEAD TONIGHT.
THE BEAVER DAM RACEWAY HOSTING A SPRINT SERIES TONIGHT.
SENT ALL SPECTATORS HOME EARLY.
THE CRASH HAPPENING AROUND .
QUICKLY ENDING THE LAST RACE NIGHT OF THE SEASON AT
THE NIGHT TEAM'S MATTHEW SIMON IS LIVE IN BEAVER DAM.
WITH MORE ON THIS BREAKING NEWS....
A Sprint Series driver died Saturday night while warming
up before an event at the Beaver Dam Raceway.
The Beaver Dam Fire Department confirmed to News 3
that a fatal incident occurred during the evening
races at the track.
Fire officials say they received a call around p.m.
of an accident.
Beaver Dam Police Chief John Kreuzinger said the driver
is a 47-year-old from Brookfield, Wisconsin.
His name is not being released pending notification
Beaver Dam Racetrack Manager, Carolyn Mueller said
the driver who died has been racing for years.
She said he was part of the second group of cars warming
She said during the warm-up, the driver's car hit
another driver's car, then hit a wall.
Mueller confirms the other driver was not seriously
Chief Kreuzinger said the car flipped before hitting
He said there were 10 other cars on the track at the
time of the crash.
According to the Beaver Dam Raceway and Bumper to
Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series web pages, a series
of Sprint Car races were scheduled for Saturday night.
A voicemail recording at the raceway now says any
events have been cancelled.
We reached an IRA official by phone who said she could
not comment on the incident at this time.
Mueller said fans were sent home and given an option
of a refund for their tickets, but many chose to donate
to the driver's family, instead.