This year continues to be a sad one for sprint car racing. This weekend, 47-year-old Scott Semmelmann was killed in a crash during practice at Beaver Dam Raceway near Milwaukee.

This was Semmelmann's first race in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series.

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The AP reports Semmelmann's car hit another one during practice, then flipped three times and hit the outside concrete wall. The race was canceled.

According to a memorial Facebook page, Semmelmann was a husband and a father to three children. Information on how to donate to his family is on the page.

The crash comes about a month and a half after driver Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after being hit by Tony Stewart's car at another sprint car race in upstate New York. That crash is under review by a grand jury.

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