Mosport: DJ Kennington race notes

DJ KENNINGTON AND CASTROL DODGE CLAIM SECOND AT MOSPORT June 15, 2008. DJ Kennington's and the Castrol Dodge team were committed to bouncing back after a disappointing opening round of the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series racing season. Their...

DJ KENNINGTON AND CASTROL DODGE CLAIM SECOND AT MOSPORT

June 15, 2008. DJ Kennington's and the Castrol Dodge team were committed to bouncing back after a disappointing opening round of the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series racing season. Their task was made extra difficult by the challenging Mosport road course an heavy rain showers. The Castrol Dodge team were up to the challenge.

DJ Kennington is also competing in most events on the NASCAR Nationwide series and this had the Castrol Dodge team working without their regular driver for practice and qualifying. Kenny Forth worked out the kinks on the brand new car and following his 26th place finish in Kentucky, DJ Kennington made the nine hour journey to Mosport for the Sunday afternoon race. Of course with the driver change Kennington would start at the back of the field.

Kennington would begin moving the Castrol Dodge forward quickly after the green flag waved and was just outside the top-ten by the end of lap eight. Now in touch the leaders there would be one more obstacle the team would have to overcome, heavy rain showers.

Conditions quickly worsened and the Castrol Dodge team made the switch to grooved rain tires at just the right time and allowed the driver to continue to move forward in the difficult conditions. Following a late race caution period the race restarted with a green/white/checker finish. Kennington pushed hard on the #4 and #84 car battling for the lead. At the end he would be just short but extremely pleased with the second place finish for his team. "It's awesome" said the driver afterwards. It took a lot of people to do this, my dad, Dave Wight, Kenny did a great job, my friend Brandon Cole who drove with me from Kentucky. It's great for Castrol, Northern Provincial Pipeline, and MC2

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Kenny Forth