Kennington Marks His 200TH Pinty’s Race at Ohsweken
-Starting from the front row, scores fifth place finish
August 17, 2023. In a momentous celebration of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series’ 200th race, the Ohsweken Speedway dirt track came alive with a thrilling 100-lap race. The spotlight, however, was on DJ Kennington, as he not only competed in this historic event but also marked his 200th consecutive series start in the #17 Super Clean Dodge, the only driver to achieve such a milestone.
Kennington scored the win with his #17 Super Clean Dodge in his qualifying heat race and lined up on the front row for the feature event and comfortably raced near the front of the field for most of the event.
Fortunes turned late in the race when the #17 Super Clean Dodge suffered a cut left rear tire. Kennington made a pit stop for fresh rubber and when the crew finished their work he was back on track.
Restarting from the back of the field Kennington had his work cut out for him. As the laps dwindled, Kennington’s charge was a sight to behold. He skillfully navigated the treacherous dirt, overtaking rivals with calculated precision and scored a fifth-place finish.
DJ Kennington Quotes:
“This was a really special night, I’m so proud of this accomplishment but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many great people. It’s nice to reach this milestone in our 30th year together with Castrol. The support of my family and everyone that helps us out, we wouldn’t be here for these races if it wasn’t for them. Some tough luck with the flat tire, we ran up front all night. With a few more laps we could have had another podium tonight too. But another good result, we’ll keep pushing forward. Thanks again to everyone for all the support, it means a lot”.
DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol EDGE Dodge team are back in action Saturday, August 26th on the road course at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, QC.