VW Jetta: Caleb Kenney Road Atlanta summary

Caleb Kenney Caps 2008 Season with Sixth Place at Road Atlanta October 6th 2008 BRASELTON, Georgia -- This past weekend, Caleb Kenney completed the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season with a great race at Road Atlanta. Supporting the American...

Caleb Kenney Caps 2008 Season with Sixth Place at Road Atlanta October 6th 2008

BRASELTON, Georgia -- This past weekend, Caleb Kenney completed the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season with a great race at Road Atlanta. Supporting the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans weekend, Kenney drove the #39 GoPro Volkswagen Jetta TDI to a sixth place finish in Saturday's thirty minute race, his seventh Top-10 finish in only eight races.

"Ending the 2008 season with a great run on a classic track like Road Atlanta feels great. The #39 GoPro Volkswagen Jetta TDI performed flawlessly all season, much thanks to the Volkswagen technical staff. Volkswagen has put a tremendous amount of effort into this program and I am very proud to be a part of the inaugural season," comments Kenney.

Kenney started the weekend off the weekend in Friday's thirty minute practice session, ultimately placing fourth. After the strong showing in practice, Kenney paired up with Josh Hurley in qualifying. The duo worked as a team and both were able to post competitive laps. Each placed seventh and fourth respectively.

At the start of the race, Kenney lost a few positions when he lost momentum in Turn-1. Running in ninth place, the Top-10 cars drove nose to tail for most of the race. Kenney was patient and waited until the closing laps to make his move. Kenney crossed the finish line in sixth place, setting the fastest lap of the weekend in the process.

"Setting the fastest race lap and a track record feels awesome," exclaimed Caleb Kenney. "I'm really happy to end the year on a high note and look to keep the momentum rolling for the 2009 racing season. I have to thank GoPro and GoProCamera.com for their support this year. Without them I would not have been able to have come this far."

Kenney ends the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup with a ninth place finish in the championship points standings: seven Top-10's in eight races, two Top-5's, and a track record marks his successful 2008 season.

Caleb Kenney Racing is sponsored by GoPro / GoProCamera.com, Volkswagen

-credit: www.calebkenneyracing.com

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Series SCCA
Drivers Josh Hurley , Caleb Kenney