Canandaigua, N.Y. — (August 10, 2014) — East Coast sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. passed away on Saturday night after an on track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward was struck by a car after exiting his car from an on trac incident. Ward was taken to an area hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.
Friday night Ward finished second with the Empire Super Sprints series. Due to the incident the remainder of the night at Canandaigua was cancelled. Ward was a regular competitor with ESS and had four career victories with the series. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ward and all of our Empire Super Sprint friends and family.