SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. -- A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning at Summit Point Motorsports Park during a practice session, a track spokeswoman said.
Chad Sisler, 30, lost control of the Kawasaki 600 motorcycle he was driving up a hill after turn nine, said track spokeswoman Maria Orsini. Sisler struck a bridge abutment in the 8:54 a.m. accident and was pronounced dead at the track, Orsini said.
Orsini referred questions about the cause of the wreck to WERA Motorcycle Racing Inc., which sanctioned the motorcycle races that attracted about 200 spectators and riders Saturday and Sunday. WERA officials usually inspect a motorcycle in fatal crashes in an attempt to determine a cause, she said.
WERA officials could not be reached for comment Sunday afternoon.
Sisler was riding during a second practice session, Orsini said. Seventeen, eight-lap motorcycle races were held at the track Sunday and Sisler planned to compete in three, Orsini said.