Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Kevin Ward Jr. Escapes Injury After Violent Crash at Autodrome Granby

The 2012 season has not been kind so far for Kevin Ward Jr.  After top ten finishes at Selinsgrove Speedway at the end of March, and Fulton Speedway in early April, Ward has been a victim of bad luck ever since.  Caught up in a wreck at Can Am on lap 1 of the feature, handling issues at Black Rock, and now a violent wreck that destroyed his primary car this past weekend at Autodrome Granby in Quebec.

The Westward Painting team traveled to Granby on the weekend for the 1st annual Can Am Sprint Car nationals.  The two day event would see some of the best sprint car racers from both Canada and the United States battle for victory.  In the qualifying heat race, Kevin and another car made contact in turn three, sending him in a violent flip.  Kevin would be taken to the local hospital for observations, but would later return to the track before the end of the night.

“I am doing ok, just pretty sore”, commented Ward the next morning.  “We will get the other car ready for next weekend”.

This coming weekend, Ward Jr. will be at Fonda Speedway on Saturday night, and Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday with the Empire Super Sprints.  Hopefully his bad luck from the past few weeks is now behind him.

“It has been a rough couple weeks, but we will bounce back.  I am looking forward to racing at Fonda and Utica Rome this weekend”, adds Ward.

Kevin Ward Jr. would like to thank their sponsors for their support during the 2012 racing season.  They include Westward Painting, Tioga Construction, Sherwin Williams, Lyons Falls Tire Inc., Young’s Auto Parts/Carquest, Cash for Cans, and Finish Line Web Design.

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