MCKENNEDY LOOKING FORWARD TO WINCHESTER 200
MODIFIED EVENT AND REMARKABLE PURSE
Chelmsford, Massachusetts driver Jonathan McKennedy
arrives at Monadnock Raceway for this Saturday’s
Winchester 200, he knows he’ll be a part of history.
New Britain, Connecticut: The Winchester 200 at New
Hampshire’s Monadnock Raceway began building news
print, internet and social media rumblings in
mid-winter. By springtime, drivers and teams from
across every New England state were giving notice.
Recognized now as one of the highest paying and
longest distance races for Modified race cars in
over 20 years, three-time Modified Series Champion
Jonathan McKennedy believes even bigger news will be
setting Saturday’s race apart.
“I have no doubt that race fans and race teams;
everyone at Monadnock Raceway, will be a witness to
the largest and most competitive field of asphalt
Modified racecars in many years, said McKennedy.
Preparing for his 5th race of the 2016 season,
McKennedy and his EXIT Realty #29 modified have
already won two open Modified shows. Finishing the
others in 9th and 5th McKennedy and
team are listed as one of the favorites for
Saturday’s Winchester 200.
Saturday’s race will also be the first in many years
where Modified racecars will be competing over a
two-hundred lap distance. Teams will have the
ability to purchase and change any amount of tires –
another checkmark to this race that has drivers and
“Our races in North Carolina were only similar to
what will be happening on Saturday because of the
car type”, highlighted McKennedy. “I think the
quality and quantity of cars and drivers arriving is
going to be fantastic.
“I feel Gary Knight and Larry Carrillo have come
together with a great plan. I’ve only raced a Super
Modified for 200 laps, so even discussing pit stops
for fuel and talking tire strategy with my crew has
been is exciting, smiled McKennedy. “It’s truly old
school. I can’t wait to see how things develop.
News around the Northeast has chronicled teams
working for extended hours in preparation for
Saturday. With teams expected from as far away as
Pennsylvania, Maine and North Carolina, adding the
amount of hours committed by all would truly tell a
“For me, what makes racing so riveting is of course
the driving. But I’m a part of this sport because I
also enjoy the mechanics and creativity in building
race cars. Like others I’m sure, I found even more
time to prepare for Saturday’s show, laughs
“Though I don’t always enjoy the seemingly endless
hours of prep, the rewards that can come from
winning are usually very gratifying. And for this
race, I think everyone has stepped up their work
ethic. Every driver and team wants to be a part of
that great reward.”
Look for the Jonathan McKennedy - EXIT Realty #29
Team to make a strong showing in Saturday’s
Winchester 200 lap event.
Motorsports Marketing / Rick Raducha
May 17, 2016