TR-USA: Kenney Keen Fontana preview

Kenney Keen to Maintain Winning Ways Heading to Fontana Sterling, Virginia (May 30, 2007) -- Virginia's Liam Kenney gets set to return to the California Speedway this weekend, Saturday 2nd -- Sunday 3rd June, as the Formula TR Pro Series 2000...

Kenney Keen to Maintain Winning Ways Heading to Fontana

Sterling, Virginia (May 30, 2007) -- Virginia's Liam Kenney gets set to return to the California Speedway this weekend, Saturday 2nd -- Sunday 3rd June, as the Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship kick starts back-to-back race weekends with Rounds 7 and 8 at Fontana.

With this weekend's race meeting followed seven days later by a trip to Buttonwillow Raceway, Kenney heads to California looking to maintain the momentum he displayed earlier this month at Willow Springs where he captured an impressive pair of victories -- the first for the series rookie behind the wheel of the #95 Liam Kenney Motorsports entry.

The 15-year-old's race winning performances in Rounds 5 and 6 brought to an end series leader John Knudsen's recent run of dominance, the Knudsen Racing team owner scoring three wins from the first four starts of the year, all at the California Speedway, with Billy Goshen the only other driver to have sampled the view from the top step of the podium.

This weekend's double-header marks the third and final trip to Fontana for the Formula TR Pro Series 2000 field, the 2.8-mile road course almost now a second home to the open-wheel racers battling it out in their 200bhp Formula Renault cars. While he finally savored the sweet taste of success at Willow Springs, Liam's four previous starts at the California Speedway have proved to be tumultuous, his best finish to-date a fourth place effort in Round 2 with contact and mechanical issues bringing unwelcome DNF's in the three other outings.

With the learning curve that comes with the challenge of being a rookie and forming your own race team at the same time gradually lessening, Liam's expectations heading to Fontana are suitably higher now with the benefit of time and experience, not to mention his Willow Springs victories, helping to further his education behind the wheel.

"There's no substitute for winning," stated Kenney. "To take both victories at Willow Springs was an amazing feeling and a great result for a new team! We've learned a lot already this year and we've had plenty of time to reflect on our earlier performances at Fontana. Hopefully we can hit the ground running and keep our momentum going this weekend."

Liam Kenney will contest the full 20-race Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship, campaigning his Formula Renault 2.0-litre open-wheel race car over 10 double-header weekends from March to November 2007.

-credit: www.liamkenney.com

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers John Knudsen , Liam Kenney