It's Miller Time for Kenney Sterling, Virginia (July 11, 2007) -- Virginia's Liam Kenney is looking to build on a run of form that has seen the 15-year-old capture three victories and a total of five podium finishes from his last six race ...
It's Miller Time for Kenney
Sterling, Virginia (July 11, 2007) -- Virginia's Liam Kenney is looking to build on a run of form that has seen the 15-year-old capture three victories and a total of five podium finishes from his last six race starts as the 2007 Formula TR Pro Series 2000 Championship heads into the second half of the 20-race season with Rounds 11 and 12 hosted at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, Friday 13th -- Saturday 14th July.
Kenney, having climbed to fourth overall in the Driver Standings, is firmly on a roll after a slow start to his rookie season having decided to create Liam Kenney Motorsports to run the #95 Formula Renault entry. The decision to 'go it alone' has started to pay off for the promising open-wheel racer with a pair of victories coming in Rounds 5 and 6 at Willow Springs Raceway in May and a third victory coming last time out in June's trip to Buttonwillow Raceway Park, California.
Liam's racing consistency has been mirrored by his qualifying form with the Sterling-based driver yet to start lower than fifth on the grid in 10 races, his record highlighting a total of nine starts from the top-two rows including a pole in Round 6 at Willow Springs.
Kenney won't let complacency get in his way though despite an encouraging first half of the season. This weekend's trip to the stunning Miller Motorsports Park, located in Toole just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, marks the start of a focused title charge, the teenager keen to close the gap to his rivals ahead in the points. Miller's 3.06-mile Outer Circuit hosts the Formula TR Pro Series double-header outing, the first of two series meetings scheduled at the track with the second-leg, Rounds 15 and 16, held in September.
Liam debuted at the brand-new Utah facility last season, scoring back-to-back podium finishes in Rounds 7 and 8 of the Formula TR Pro Series 1600 Championship -- experience which will no doubt prove useful upon his return this Friday and Saturday.
"I can't wait to get back to Miller Motorsports Park," stated Kenney. "It's an unbelievable track and obviously it holds some pretty decent memories from my debut there last season. It's important to me that I continue to build on everything I learned from the first half of the year. We have to maintain consistency, keep winning races and hopefully go for the title!"