|Photo credit by Simply the Best, Crystal Snape|
Jonathan McKennedy awarded “Premier Touring Series Driver of
the Year” at Northeast Motorsports Expo
Augusta, Maine – At this past weekend’s 29
Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo,
open wheel Modi*ed standout Jonathan Mckennedy was awarded the “Premier
Touring Series Driver of the Year”.
Sponsored by Mainely Motorsports Television, (MainelymotorsportsTV.com) and its
popular Host Steve Perry, the honor is a tell-tale of top-Series driver results from the
Host Steve Perry explained, “The Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” is a
comparison of best season to best season of all our top New England drivers from
ACT, MRS, NASCAR and PASS competition.
“During the 2016 season,” continued Perry, “this driver stood-out above all the rest.
“Competing in 25 Touring Series events, he and his team grabbed 11 wins and 22
Top-Four *nishes. With wins coming in N. Carolina, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire and Maine, our ‘Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year’, is East
Chelmsford, Massachusetts racer Jonathan Mckennedy.”
“This is a super award to receive”, Mckennedy said, “and I am honored to be
mentioned in the same sentence with its past winners. It’s great how Steve Perry
and the Mainely Motorsports television show bring short track racing into the homes
of thousands and thousands of race fans weekly.
“Over the years, they have brought our #29 team solid attention. And now, with
this award, they are bringing stronger light to us all.
“Lots of work went into the preparation and building of our racecar this season,”
continued Mckennedy. “Eddie Flemke’s RaceWorks Chassis stayed consistent
throughout the year -tire management being nearly perfect in many conditions. And
Mike Pettit at Pettit Race Engines gave me a great engine all season. Thank-you.”
“I certainly couldn’t have had this success without my sponsors EXIT Realty, Sage
Bank, De*lippo Insurance and Christopher’s Towing and, of course, my great crew
and spotter who take the time to help me pursue my career. Again, thank-you all.”
Steve Perry added, “Past Premier Touring winners include Dave Dion, Robbie Crouch,
Mike Stefanik, Ricky Craven, Eddie MacDonald, Joey Polewarczyk, Johnny Clark,
Wayne Helliwell Jr., Brian Hoar, DJ Shaw, and Rowan Pennick. That’s a good indicator
of the stars we have and the prestige that comes to the winner, and Mainely
Motorsports Television are pleased that Jonathan is the recipient and thankful he’s
our 2017 ambassador.”
For 2017, McKennedy has begun what so many others have also started, looking for
added sponsors and partners to join his team.
“I’m looking to advance my career as a driver in NASCAR or another Series,” added
Mckennedy. “We have good supporters for our current program, and have two
possible opportunities in the pipe-line. We are working to add, and could certainly
use added partners though.”