KENNINGTON READY FOR PHOENIX
PHOENIX, AZ. – The Canadian flag will be waving in Arizona this weekend. DJ Kennington is competing in the NASCAR K&N Series West 2012 season opener at Phoenix International Raceway. “Sure looking forward to this Saturday,” exclaims the St. Thomas, Ontario driver, “first race of the year for me and my team.” Ironically the last race for Kennington and his team was the K&N Series season wrap-up which was also at Phoenix International Raceway. “I like coming here. We have done well here in the past.”
Kennington finished 11th at the K&N Series fall race in Phoenix. “We had a top ten finish at the season opener last year.” A trio of Alberta based sponsors will be on the Bill McAnally Racing #81 car that Kennington will pilot this weekend. Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd. (Edson), Whitemud Mechanical (Edmonton) and Clark Construction (Altario) were Kennington’s primary sponsors in Phoenix in 2011. “They were huge supporters of the team last year so I’m very happy that they are back with us this year.” The first lap of Kennington’s busy 2012 race season takes place Friday morning when he hits the one-mile Phoenix oval track for a practice session. Kenningtons first race in Canada is the season opener of the Canadian Tire NASCAR Series in May.
TALKING STICK RESORT 50
>Friday, March 2nd: 15th fastest in practice
>Saturday, March 3rd: Qualified 16th
>Saturday, March 3rd: Kennington FINISHED 10th