STROUD, ON (May 15, 2022)- Sporting an impactful new look in the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge, DJ Kennington made his record 177th consecutive start in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series at Sunset Speedway near Innisfil, ON this past weekend.
It was the impact from another competitor that dealt the driver a poor hand.
Following a solid practice session in the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge Kennington posted the sixth quickest qualifying lap and started the 250-lap feature from the outside of row three. In the early part of the race Kennington followed the team strategy to be ready for opportunities later in the race.
Just before the scheduled mid-race break where the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team would have installed fresh tires and filled the car with fuel, Kennington was hit in by another car and cut down the right front tire. This forced and unscheduled stop and put Kennington several laps down.
The second half of the race turned into a salvage the best possible finish mission. While the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge was quick, Kennington simply was unable to make up the lost laps but did charge back to an 11th place result.
DJ Kennington Quotes:
“What a shame. Not even halfway and we get a tire cut down that wasn’t our fault”.
“I feel bad for all the guys that put in all the hard work to give us a fast car and get bitten like that”.
“We were hoping for a great result in the debut for this new look Castrol Edge Dodge and we had a really good car. Wasn’t meant to be, we’ll be back at it next week and you can bet we’re motivated the Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest”.
DJ Kennington and the Castrol Edge Dodge team take to the famed road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) for round two of the season on Sunday May 22nd as the feature race in the Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest.
TV & Live Streaming
The NTN Ultimate Bearing Experience 150 race from Sunset Speedway will air on TSN Sunday May 22 at 4PM Eastern and on RDS2 Saturday June 4th at 7PM Eastern. All races are streamed live on TSN.ca and the TSN app in Canada and through FloRacing in the United States.
Race fans can follow DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team on their official social media platforms:
Prepared by TL Sports & Entertainment