A sad day at Swan…
May 1, 2018
We would like to express our deepest condolences to Jason Jones’ wife, children, and family. He experienced a crash during his race and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with a serious head injury. The doctors made every effort to save him, but his head trauma was just too severe and he tragically succumbed to his injuries during the night.
Our hearts are broken as we learned from his family that this was his very first race. He had planned and looked forward to this event for many months and had chosen Swan’s Area Qualifier to be his first race. He will be greatly missed by all, and even by those of us who never had the honor of getting to know this wonderful young man.
We want to personally thank all of our Swan racing family who was here this past weekend for your many prayers for Jason and his family, as well as for your respect and sensitivity during this difficult time. In the 32 years that our family has been here at Swan, we have never had a rider fatality. We are grieving this loss along with his family.
Mr. Jones was an Army Specialist and served our country overseas and had recently finished and come home. In an effort to help the family with the mounting and unexpected hospital and funeral expenses, we will be dedicating our Police vs. Fire vs. Military Benefit Race on May 27 to him. All proceeds from this special race class will be going directly to his family.
We will also accept any donations at that time as well. We want to invite everyone to come out and show your support of all of these officers, firemen, and servicemen who will be racing for a great cause.
His family has set up a fund in order to raise money to help cover the costs they now face. If you feel led to donate, you may do so here: paypal.me/lisajones218