HE’S A HURTIN’ RACER
EDSON, AB. – Two-time Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series champion Dwight Kennedy is on the mend after separate visits to hospitals in Edmonton and Hinton the last 72 hours. Two-days after crashing his Lucas Oil #81 Dodge during Gold Cup weekend at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, the Edson Alberta driver was diagnosed with a bruised spleen, four cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung. “It (the diagnosis) was a surprise to me,” says Kennedy, “a day after the race I could hardly move without sharp pains. It was hard to breathe. I knew something was wrong but I sure wasn’t expecting this news.”
Kennedy says he’ll be ready in time for the August 20th event. “I’m taking the doctor’s advice for once,” laughs Kennedy, “I’m going to watch some races on television (this long weekend) and rest for a change. I’ll be at the next race.” Kennedy, who managed a fifth place finish in the Feature after his ‘A’ Dash mishap, currently sits second in the NPP Late Model Series Championship points chase. Kennedy would like to thank three-time NPP Series champion Trevor Emond and the crew members from several other NPP race teams for their assistance in repairing his race car for the Feature event.
Next NPP Late Model Series event:
> Saturday, August 20th
Castrol Raceway – Edmonton, Alberta