Kenney Aiming for the Next Step in Utah Sterling, Virginia (September 11, 2007) -- Utah's Miller Motorsports Park hosts the 2007 Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship for the second time this season with Virginia's Liam Kenney returning to...
Kenney Aiming for the Next Step in Utah
Sterling, Virginia (September 11, 2007) -- Utah's Miller Motorsports Park hosts the 2007 Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship for the second time this season with Virginia's Liam Kenney returning to action in Rounds 15 and 16, Friday 14th -- Saturday 15th September.
Miller's 3.06-mile Outer Circuit was the scene of two second place podium finishes for Kenney back in July, the 15-year-old rookie climbing to third in the Driver Standings after Rounds 11 and 12 at the track. Two additional second place finishes in Rounds 13 and 14 at Willowsprings Raceway last month have kept Liam in the title-hunt, the Sterling-based racer holding third heading back to Miller chasing points leader and winner of four-straight races, Billy Goshen, and second placed veteran John Knudsen.
In four career starts at Miller Motorsports Park, located just outside Salt Lake City by the town of Toole, Kenney has yet to finish off the podium. Despite his previous successes at the track, the teenage stand-out is keen to finally stand on the top step of the Utah podium having come close on four separate occasions and he's targeting this weekend's double-header to add to his current season tally of three victories.
"I really believe I can make that extra step this weekend," Kenney commented. "We had the car hooked up really well last time we competed at Miller Motorsports Park in July and I don't see why that would change this time round. It's a challenging circuit but I really like it. It's very smooth but you have to keep working away on set-up to make the most of your lap.
"Obviously the competition's going to be tough as ever and I would never write anyone off heading into a meeting. That said I still see myself as being part of the title chase and with six races remaining you never know what's going to happen once we get going on-track!"
With a month between his last race starts in California and this weekend's Utah outing Liam's kept himself busy ensuring he'll be race sharp when the action resumes at Miller Motorsports Park. A successful test last week in the #95 Liam Kenney Motorsports entry at California's Buttonwillow Raceway allowed Kenney to maintain his focus as he seeks to improve on an already impressive 2007 record of three wins, nine podiums and five front-row starts.
Liam Kenney is contesting the full 20-race Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship, campaigning a Formula Renault 2.0-litre, 200bhp open-wheel race car through 10 double-header weekends from March to November 2007.