Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Kevin Ward Jr. Gets Back on Track With Top Five Finish at Autodrome Granby; Drummondville Rained Out

The last time Kevin Ward Jr. and the Westward Painting team made the trip to Granby, Quebec, their weekend ended early as they destroyed their primary car in a horrific accident at Autodrome Granby as part of the preliminary qualifying for the Can Am Nationals.  This time around, Ward Jr. was looking for better results as part of the regular stop with the Empire Super Sprints.  The weekend also included a stop at Autodrome Drummond.

In his qualifying heat race, Ward Jr. started on the front row and took the lead early and never looked back taking home the win.  In the 25 lap main event, Ward ran second for the first half of the race, but faded back to fifth as the final laps counted down.  Kevin battled back in the closing laps to score a fourth place finish.  This was his best run of the season to so far.

On Saturday, Ward Jr. was looking forward to returning to Autodrome Drummond.  This was the site of his first career win with the Empire Super Sprints in 2011 and he hoped to repeat this year.  A steady morning rain forced track officials to cancel early, and the race will not be made up.

“It is pretty disappointing that we got cancelled at Autodrome Drummond”, says Ward Jr.  “I was really looking forward to coming back here.  It is such a great place to race”.

This coming weekend, Ward Jr. will be in action at Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, New York.  

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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