Caleb Kenney Claims Another Top-10 at Portland International Raceway Portland, OREGON -- This past weekend, Volkswagen Factory Driver Caleb Kenney had a good run in the ...
Caleb Kenney Claims Another Top-10 at Portland International Raceway
Portland, OREGON -- This past weekend, Volkswagen Factory Driver Caleb Kenney had a good run in the #39 GoPro Volkswagen Jetta TDI to finish inside the Top-10 at Portland International Raceway. Kenney started off the weekend with a 30 minute free practice on Saturday morning where he placed inside the Top-10. Great weather graced the flat Portland circuit with clear sky's and mild temperatures offered drivers fast track conditions.
"I really like the track" stated Caleb Kenney after free practice, "I've never driven here before and to start the weekend inside the Top-10 after a long summer break feels really good. Hopefully qualifying goes well and I can continue the success I've had in the series so far."
Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon but Kenney's luck would not be prevalent as a slower driver impeded his fastest lap in qualifying, denying him a Top-10 starting position. With the Top-20 drivers separated by only 9 tenths of a second in qualifying, Kenney was relegated to the 18th position for the start of Sunday's race.
Sunday hosted the race portion of the weekend and when the field of 30 factory backed Volkswagen Jetta TDI's took the start, Kenney was able to make up a few positions as the entire field got though turn one without incident. Kenney used tire strategy and kept focus over the entire event to storm his way through the field and finish in the 9th position.
"I had a great time racing out there! I had to start deep in the field due to some bad luck in qualifying but that's racing. I just put my head down got inside the Top-10 about halfway through the race. I was running the pace of the leaders once I was in clear traffic but they had already established a good gap and I couldn't make up any ground. All things considered, finishing in the Top-10 was a great result and I'm happy to come out with some good points towards the championship." comments Caleb Kenney.
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