By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Williams Grove Speedway has canceled its Saturday night program following the death of racer James Campbell Jr. of Feasterville, Bucks County.
“The Saturday Series racing program slated for August 15 has also been called out of the utmost respect for the Campbell family,” the track statement said. “As well as for all speedway employees, staff, management, and emergency personnel as they all attempt to deal with the tragedy at hand.”
Campbell Jr. was involved in a multiple-car accident during a warm-up session, which is known as hot laps. The crash occurred in the third corner of the track, and a life support helicopter was called.
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However, it doesn’t appear like it was needed, as the coroner pronounced Campbell Jr. at the scene.
The track is expected to announce in the coming days when the postponed races will actually take place.
Friday night’s race was part of the United Racing Club’s program. There were 30 United Racing Club cars and 28 410 Sprint Cars on hand. It was also Kids Night, too.
The racetrack released the following statement:
Mechanicsburg, PA – Williams Grove Speedway canceled its racing program midway through practice laps on Friday night after a racing accident claimed the life of sprint car driver James “Jim” Campbell Jr., of Feasterville.
The accident took place in the third corner of the speedway during warm-ups.
The staff and management of Williams Grove Speedway express and extend sincere sympathy to the Campbell family at this difficult time.
The Saturday Series racing program slated for August 15 has also been canceled out of the utmost respect for the Campbell family as well as for all Speedway employees, staff, management, and emergency personnel as they all attempt to deal with the tragedy at hand.
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Rainchecks from the August 14 racing program will of course be honored.
For fans and racers who currently hold an outstanding SaturdaySeries raincheck, an additional week has been added to the time period permitted to redeem those rainchecks.
Please view the complete raincheck policy at www.williamsgrove.com.
An announcement regarding the halted Kids Night promotions that were slated for August 14 will be announced in the coming days.
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