By: Ashley McCubbin
INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite the night getting off on a rough note, D.J. Kennington was able to rebound in the second race.
Kennington was solid in qualifying, laying down the seventh-quickest time, and showed speed early by working his way inside the top-five. However, he would be forced down pit road with a fuel pick-up issue.
The second race would be set by each driver’s quick time from the first, with Kennington starting third. Despite excitement all the way around him, he avoided everything and stayed in the top-five throughout to be there at the end, crossing the line in second.
The veteran would call it a “good night” for the Castrol Edge Dodge, set for what the rest of the season brings.
“Chase checkered flags – that’s all we have to do,” he told NEWS FROM THE PITS. “If we keep getting checkered flags, the points keep adding up and the more points you get, the better you are. That’s the whole goal at the end of this, is to win a championship, and one race isn’t going to break that.”
The next race takes place at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres on August 15. Kennington has ran 13 races there, scoring six top-five’s and 11 top-10’s including a victory in 2013.