Martin, Mich. (WOOD) - A 22-year-old man driving a modified snowmobile at 170 miles per hour slammed into two walls at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park and died Saturday night.
Dan Cerio was racing with Black Jack Racing and competing in the Aeroquip Outlaw Sled Series, which offers modified snowmobile side-by-side asphalt drag racing.
His snowmobile went over the second wall and he died at the scene about 9:15 p.m., an Allegan County sheriff's deputy told 24 Hour News 8.
Officials with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park posted this statement on the facility's website --
"It is with great sadness to report that Dan Cerio, age 22 of Manlius, New York succumbed to injuries during eliminations after he hit the guard wall at the completion of his run Saturday evening at US 131 Motorsports Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
Cerio raced snowmobiles year-round and motorcycles during the summers, a friend told Syracuse.com.
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