DJ KENNINGTON AND CASTROL DODGE ON TRACK READYING FOR THE NEW SEASON May 13, 2008. The new look Castrol Dodge was on display this past weekend at Cayuga Speedway as DJ Kennington and the Castrol crew prepared for the 2008 NASCAR Canadian...
DJ KENNINGTON AND CASTROL DODGE ON TRACK READYING FOR THE NEW SEASON
May 13, 2008. The new look Castrol Dodge was on display this past weekend at Cayuga Speedway as DJ Kennington and the Castrol crew prepared for the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire racing season. Only a few laps were run, but only a few were necessary for the team to determine they are race ready.
A veteran of the Canadian stock car racing scene DJ Kennington's racing knowledge exceeds his years. The Castrol Dodge team brought the new look car to Cayuga Speedway and after only a handful of laps the driver hopped out and pronounced their machine ready for the new season. "The paint scheme is new but this car reacts just the same as it did the last time I drove it" smiled Kennington. "That's exactly what we wanted to find out. We did all our maintenance work over the winter and this is a race winning car so there's no need to run too many practice laps" he added.
Kennington was a two time winner last year on the NASCAR Canadian Tire circuit with both victories coming at Barrie Speedway. Kennington claimed second spot in the overall series championship and the entire Castrol team is focused on making that final step forward to claim the championship title in 2008. "We have some unfinished business from last year" said the driver. "A small break here or there and we could have claimed that championship. The whole team has been thinking about that over the winter and that's what's going to drive us all season".
A race proven car from last year is a good start and DJ Kennington will have a brand new Castrol Dodge to work with as well in the coming days. "The new car wasn't quite ready for the weekend, we wanted to put some finishing touches on it and make sure that it's ready to win as soon as it hits the track" said Kennington. "It'll be ready in time for the first race of the season".
While preparations for the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series have kept the entire team busy, DJ Kennington has also been busy on the track competing for Canadian Randy MacDonald in all twelve of the NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. The team has made great strides this year and last week in Darlington, South Carolina at the track "too tough to tame Kennington claimed his best ever career finish of twentieth and currently sits twenty first in the overall championship standings. "Being able to run in that series has really helped me as a driver" said Kennington. "Running on so many different tracks with some of the best drivers in the world you can't help but learn something every weekend. I have to thank Dwight Kennedy of Northern Provincial Pipeline for their support helping out with this program.
DJ Kennington will of course be competing in the NASCAR Nationwide series event in Montreal in August and Castrol colours will be on the car.
The first race of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series schedule is May 24th at Cayuga Speedway. The 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series will consist of thirteen events on ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits from coast to coast. Each race will be broadcast on TSN.