Local racer shares view from inside car

Updated: 08/11/2014 11:52 PM
Created: 08/11/2014 10:56 PM WHEC.com

The case concerning the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park is far from over, but Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero says there are no criminal charges being pursued at this point.

"At this time, there are no facts that exist that support any criminal behavior or conduct or any cause of a criminal act in this investigation," Povero said.

Ward, Jr. was killed after a crash involving NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

"We are looking for persons outside that are familiar with dirt racing that can help us review these tapes, to hopefully clearly understand the crash and as much facts as we can," said Povero.

One of the tapes the sheriff is looking at shows Ward, Jr. exit his car and motion to another car while walking onto the track. As Tony Stewart's car turns the corner, Ward is hit and thrown several feet.  

A local racer, who's been on the tracks at Canandaigua Motorsports Park many times showed the unique perspective of what drivers see from inside the cars that are made to go fast and turn left.

On the right side of the car is a large wing that blocks much of the view. Drivers are also wearing full-face helmets which limit viewing further.

People on social media have been questioning the lighting of the track in Canandaigua, but drivers say it's very well-lit for a track of its size.

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