It has been a very busy week for Kevin Ward Jr. and his Westward Paining Sprint Car team. They traveled to Thorold, Ontario’s Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night and then on the Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday. Their action packed schedule continued on Tuesday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York.
The first half of the 2012 season has been a struggle for Ward Jr. highlighted by just one top five finish last month at Autodrome Granby. With a busy schedule in July, the team hopes to be able to turn things around with some solid finishes, and build some momentum as they enter the second half of 2012.
Kevin Ward Jr. made his first ever appearance at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night, and the lack of experience was evident in the early going on one of the most difficult tracks on the tour. Ward finished the race with a disappointing 24th place finish.
After leaving Canada, Ward Jr. made his way to Utica Rome Speedway for the next race on the schedule with the Empire Super Sprints. He finished fourth in his qualifying heat, and had a solid run in the A-main, placing ninth.
Rolling Wheels Raceway was next on the schedule, and Kevin was looking to build on their top ten finish from the previous night. He qualified for the A-main through his qualifying heat race with a fifth place finish, but he struggled to a 19th place finish.
This coming weekend Kevin Ward Jr. will be back in action for the SUNY Canton Weekend with races on Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, New York, and Saturday night at Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville.
Kevin Ward Jr. would like to thank all of his 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.