With the Patriot Sprint Tour in action at Black Rock Speedway, Kevin Ward Jr. and the Westward Painting team made the short haul of less then an hour along Seneca Lake to Dundee, New York.
The evening started out well for Ward, winning his qualifying heat, and making the redraw for one of the top eight starting spots for the 25 lap main event. Ward drew starting spot number eight, and would fire from the outside of row four at the drop of the green flag. It didn’t take long to determine that the car wasn’t handling as well as it did earlier, and by the first caution on lap 11, he was struggling to maintain his starting position. After the leader took a tumble on lap 17, Ward had now fell out of the top 10, and dropped back to 15th before the checkered flag.
“The handling really went away on the car as the race progressed”, admits Ward Jr. after the race. “I am not sure why, but the car just wouldn’t perform like it did earlier in the night. “We may look at going back to our 2011 car and seeing if we can get back to where we were”.
The next race on the schedule for Ward Jr. is this weekend at Autodrome Granby in the Canadian Province of Quebec. They are hosting the Can Am Sprint Car Challenge on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th. Ward has had a lot of success in Quebec, picking up his first Empire Super Sprint win last year at Autodrome Drummond.
“We love coming up to Canada to race. We had a great time here last year, and hope to continue that success this weekend”, says Kevin.
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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