Adirondack International Speedway cancel races due to death of Kevin Ward Jr.


LOWVILLE. N.Y. (WKTV) - Paul Lyndacker, owner of the Adirondack International Speedway in Lowville says as soon as he heard the news Sunday morning that stock car driver Kevin Ward Jr. was killed, he knew he would cancel the races planned at his track on Sunday.
"This is very unfortunate that happened, unbelievable, and we're closed because of it, out of respect, loss of life is greater than the racing program we have here, it's unbelievable," Lyndacker said.
Lyndacker says Ward began racing at his track when he was just 5 years old and says Kevin and his entire family have been huge supporters of racing in the north county for a long time, 
Track announcer John Burr says he remembers Kevin and his family playing a big role in opening the track back up last year after it had been closed for a few years, "When we decided to open this track after four or five years not running it, they were the first ones here to help us.  They own Westwood Painting, they did all of our painting for us, all of our white washing, all of our scraping, and the whole family were over here on bended knee trying to get us going."

Lyndacker says racing will resume at the track next Sunday, "With Kevin gone, it's devastating, I couldn't handle it this morning, I couldn't believe it, let's put it that way.  But it's a reality and we're going to miss him." 

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