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Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County.  Photo:  Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County. Photo: Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.

Funeral this morning for driver Kevin Ward

North Country NASCAR driver Kevin Ward, Jr.'s community will gather in Turin today. A funeral for the 20 year-old will be held at the South Lewis Junior-Senior High School this morning.  Go to full article
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County.  Photo:  Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County. Photo: Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.

Update: North Country man dies in race crash with top NASCAR driver

Race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., from Port Leyden, New York, in Lewis County, was struck and killed during a sprint car race Saturday night.

According to the Associated Press, Ward, age 20, left his sprint car following an accident and was walking on a section of track when he was struck and thrown roughly fifty feet.  Go to full article
NASCAR legend Geoffrey Bodine tests a sled cockpit
NASCAR legend Geoffrey Bodine tests a sled cockpit

NASCAR drivers fuel American bobsled renaissance

The World Cup bobsled championships will be held next month in Lake Placid. Athletes from all over the world will compete on the Olympic track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The Americans will be riding a new generation of high-tech sleds, designed by a team that once built racing cars for NASCAR. As Brian Mann reports, the project has helped the U.S. compete in a sport long dominated by the Europeans.  Go to full article

Massive raceway resort takes baby step

Plans for a massive NASCAR-style raceway and resort complex in northern St. Lawrence County take a baby step forward tomorrow. The Brasher town board will consider zoning for the $108 million project, five years after it was first proposed. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Speedway in St. Lawrence County back on track

A NASCAR-style race track is closer to reality in St. Lawrence County. Northway Island Associates announced purchase of 928 acres of land for the speedway this week. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Raceway seeks new investors

The developers who want to build a NASCAR-style raceway in northern St. Lawrence County are talking with new investors. Last week, a group from the Middle East failed to meet a deadline to bankroll the project. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Race Track Brings Mixed Reaction

A group of investors based in Utica wants to build a race track and entertainment complex in Northern St. Lawrence County, just south of the Mohawk reservation. They say construction alone would create more than 4000 jobs. And once it's up and running, the track could generate millions of dollars in annual revenue for the county. Reaction in the community is mixed. Douglas Hopper went to the site and nearby towns to find out what people had to say.  Go to full article

NASCAR Drivers Become Sledders for Bobsled Team

The U.S. Bobsled Team won its first Olympic medals since 1956 in Salt Lake City four years ago. The turn-around is due in no small part to the philanthropic efforts of NASCAR veteran Geoff Bodine. He's raised more than a million dollars to help make better sleds with American technology. Last weekend, Bodine invited other NASCAR drivers to race the Olympic bobsled track in Lake Placid. They brought their addiction to speed and competition, and their fame, to help boost the sport. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lewis County Speedway Deal Under Investigation

State officials are looking into whether Lewis County properly transferred $500,000 of highway funds to an auto racetrack near Lowville. The speedway's owner was a large contributor to Governor Pataki's re-election campaign in 2002. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Ron Griffin is North Country Public Radio

Ron Griffin of Dekalb describes the trials and tribulations of a NASCAR devotee.  Go to full article

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