McKENNEDY AWARDED "PREMIER TOURING SERIES
DRIVER OF THE YEAR" AT NORTHEAST MOTORSPORTS EXPO
this past weekend’s 29th Annual Northeast
Motorsports Expo, open wheel Modified 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 past
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 finishes. 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
“I certainly couldn’t have had this success without
my sponsors EXIT Realty, Sage Bank, Defilippo
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 Pennink. 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 find, and could certainly use added
Jon McKennedy Racing is supported by:
LH Wheeler Trucking
Sage Bank, Doug Perry
Mike Gorman Law Office
JTK Small Engine Repair
Ducharme Trucking Inc.
Richard (Rick) Raducha / Driver Connection
January 15, 2017