Racer Killed Sunday at Illinois Raceway When His Car Hit a Tree
Tragedy struck at a raceway in Illinois Sunday night when a racer's vehicle left the track and struck a tree. The accident cost the man his life.
WCIA is reporting that the racer was 69-year-old Charles Mack. He was competing in a Sunday night event at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL. The track is located in northern Illinois near the Wisconsin border.
According to their report, Mack's racecar left the track and struck a tree. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 7:15pm.
Charles Mack was competing in the Chicago Region SCCA Fall Sprints Double Divisional races when the accident occurred. If you're not familiar with Blackhawk Farms Raceway, it's a 1.75 mile track that has hosted many events over the years. It's known as a challenging track for racers.
Charles Mack's hometown is in Ham Lake, Minnesota. According to the Beloit Daily News, an autopsy is planned for Tuesday, October 11.
There's been no statement yet from the raceway regarding the incident. You can follow Blackhawk Farms Raceway on Facebook for updates.