Contributed by: ACT Staff
The Canadian hotshoe was an unknown entity to almost every one of the 70-odd New England based racers at the 3/8ths mile seacoast oval last year when he pulled in following an overnight drive from a Hooters Pro Cup race in Jennerstown, PA. Kennington reports that he will also duplicate his overnight haul into Lee from that same race in western PA. One difference Kennington will have this year is that his car will be powered by an ACT spec motor, "Even though the motor we used last year tested fine at ACT's engine builder, there are certain incentives to run the crate engine," stated car owner McColl.
The ACTion Super Series has attracted the interest of many of the top Late Model stock car drivers from across the Northeast and eastern Canada as well as those who compete weekly at Lee USA. Scott Bonney, of No. Chelmsford, MA, the recently crowned Lee USA Speedway Late Model Champion is glad Kennington will be back, "No matter where you race, having the home field advantage is a plus. We've got another year under our belts in the Late Model car and I think the Lee competitors will be a force to be reckoned with on Sunday."
Cris Michaud, who was ninth to Kennington last year and winner of the ACT Tour's 2005 season opener at Lee added, "Obviously D.J.'s win last year proved that he's an experienced driver. But there are a lot of extremely capable racers who will also be at Lee on Sunday. The Goodyear tires, ACT's "plus/minus" handicap system and how many cars actually attempt to qualify will all have to be figured in. I don't believe anyone has a true advantage. One thing's for sure - there will be one really happy racer when the 150's done!" the 2005 Thunder Road champion concluded.
Qualifying for Sunday's RE/MAX Alliance National 150 starts at 2:00 pm. Spectator gates open at 10:00 am. Adult admission is $20, children are $5 (age 6-12).
Sunday's RE/MAX Alliance National 150, will be the second of three in the $200,000 ACTion Super Series. The opener, the Sept 4, Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl, Barre, VT, was won by Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT. The Series will conclude on Sat-Sun, Oct 1-2 with the 42nd New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl, also at Thunder Road.