Beginning to heal: Canandaigua Motorsports Park to hold first races since Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy

Kevin Ward Jr.

Racing will resume at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park this weekend, according to the trackâ??s owner/promoter.

Jeremie Corcoran released this statement on the Canandaigua Motorsports Facebook page:

â??Up until today I could not even think about another show at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. I spoke to Kevin Ward Sr. this morning and he encouraged me to â??get back to racing at CMP, Kevin would want you toâ??. I consulted with all my staff also today as well as my family. Everyone has said that we need to begin to heal and that means we need to come together this Saturday night and put on a show in memory of Kevin Jr and support this great sport that we all love. We need to show our support of everyone that was involved and has been affected.â??

â??We will be racing this Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park to show the world how strong we are as a racing family! How we can grieve together and come together. I ask that everyone wear something Orange to display our unity! We will be doing something special at the track on Saturday night.â??

â??I want to thank everyone for the integrity you have shown in your comments on our Facebook page and for the support you have given my family, all my staff, every racer, and all the fans that have been deeply affected. I am forever grateful.â?? Godspeed#13


Jeremie Corcoran and Family

This will be the first racing that has taken place since Kevin Ward Jr. was hit and killed on the track.

The Ontario County Sheriffâ??s Office has stressed that there is no evidence of criminal intent that would place fault on Tony Stewart. They are calling it was a tragic accident.

The calling hours for Kevin Ward Jr. are today in Boonville, with funeral services to be held tomorrow at the South Lewis High School at East Road in Turin.