Kenney Claims First Jetta TDI Cup Victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2008) -- Liam Kenney, of Sterling, Va., repeated his appearance on the Jetta TDI Cup podium this weekend in Sunday's race by securing a first...
Kenney Claims First Jetta TDI Cup Victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2008) -- Liam Kenney, of Sterling, Va., repeated his appearance on the Jetta TDI Cup podium this weekend in Sunday's race by securing a first place victory in race two of the double header weekend. Kenney, 16, placed third in Saturday's race after routinely placing in the top ten of the field throughout the season. Josh Hurley, of Cooper City, Fl., and Chris Holman, of Burlington, Ont., Canada, joined Kenney on the podium in second and third places, respectively.
"I was a little nervous going out there on slicks in the wet, but the Jetta TDI never let me down and I thought the race was great," said Kenney. "I went out there and concentrated on not making any mistakes, and not putting any wheels off, and am really excited to have my first win in the series and to have done it with Volkswagen. I'd also like to thank ViON and Tracks International for all of their support."
The race conditions were considerably wetter then Saturday's race, with the drivers racing on slick tires and beginning from a rolling start. Drivers battled the conditions early on and faced two full-course cautions in the 30-minute sprint race, including the finish, which was completed under yellow.
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup will take place next weekend at Road Atlanta with the points championship still very much up for grabs in what has proved to be a thrilling first season for the clean diesel racing series.
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