Senior airman Kristopher Mansfield survived a tour of duty in Iraq but was unable to survive being hit by a drunk driver.
Racing go-karts was something he shared with his dad.
After his son death, racing was the one thing that helped Craig Mansfield combat stress.
Because of that, he created the annual "Kart Racing for Heroes".
The Grand Junction event introduces local heroes to karting as a means of reducing stress without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Sunday, Craig shared his love for racing with teams from the National Guard, police and fire departments, the sheriff’s office, and first responders.
He shares his son's story with military bases, schools, and businesses in hope of eliminating impaired driving.