Special Race To Honour Longtime Laird Racer

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Photo: Laird Raceway - Tom Stephenson

The Laird International Raceway will present the Chris Jones Memorial and Benefit racenight , taking place at the Laird Raceway on Lake George Rd. in Echo Bay on Thursday August 20.

Chris Jones was a longtime and well-loved racer at Laird Raceway in the Factory Stock Division. Earlier this year, on June 6, Chris lost his life in a tragic work related motor vehicle accident near White River Ontario

To honour Chris and to help to provide some assistance to Chris’ family, Laird Raceway will be holding a special evening at the track on Thursday Aug. 20. $2 from each ticket sold at the pit entrance gate, as well as $2 from each Adult/senior gate ticket will be donated to the Jones family. In addition Laird Raceway will match any donation made by a business up to $2500.

During the evening race program we will also hold a special 36 lap Factory Stock feature, with special payouts in that feature of $700 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, $300 for third, and $200 for 4th to last place.

This event was announced to Laird drivers during the weekly pre-race drivers meeting on the race night of Thursday August 13 and a few of the drivers spoke up and announced that they would be donating their evenings winnings for the Memorial Race Night to the family as well.

Laird International Raceway began operation in 1999 and is now in it’s 17th season of operation. Race action happens every Thursday night, weather permitting, from late May until early Semptember. To learn more about Laird International Raceway, including location, ticket pricing, past and upcoming events visit www.lairdraceway.com