"I really don't know what to expect," exclaims Kennedy, "this really is uncharted territory for me right now."
Historic South Boston Speedway, a 4/10 mile paved oval near Danville, Virginia (100 kilometers east of Martinsville Speedway) has been booked for a day-long practice session. "I'm pretty excited about this opportunity. If all goes well [test session] the next step will be to try and qualify at a NASCAR K & N Series race sometime next year."
Kennedy has 85 race starts [on the dirt] in the NPP Late Model Series.
"I basically grew up at a dirt track," exclaims Kennedy, "I watched my dad race for over ten years. Now I race against him [in the NPP Series]."
Ironically, Dwight Kennedy will be accompanying his daughter on this trip.
"She'll do just fine," says the owner of Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd., "it's definitely going to be a eye-opener for her."
It's been more than a decade since Dwight Kennedy ran a few pavement races in Northern California and in Medicine Hat, Alberta. "I'm passed my prime to run the pavement," laughs the two-time NPP Series Champion, "when Crystal's done her test session she'll probably have more laps in a pavement car than me."
Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd., based in Edson, Alberta, is title sponsor of the NPP Late Model Series which brings big league racing to motorsports fans in Western Canada. --- 2013 Season Starts in May ---
from- Gord Craig, NPP Series Announcer