September 26, 2021
DELAWARE, Ont. - D.J. Kennington won a consecutive checkered flag on the final day of the NASCAR Pinty's Series, at Delaware Speedway. Kennington won the QwickWick 125 today, after taking the Canadian Tire 125 on Friday.
The St. Thomas native closed the 10-race 2021 schedule with a fifth place in the Pinty's Fall Brawl, the final race of the season Sunday night. Kennington finished third overall in the Pinty's Series points standings, behind Andrew Ranger and champion, L.P. Dumoulin.
For the season, Kennington had two wins, five top five finishes and eight top 10's. The veteran led 77 laps over the season, fourth most among the drivers, completing 907 of the 1,011 total laps.
A season opening 17th place at Sunset Speedway and a did not finish at Bowmanville, hurt Kennington's run at the series championship.,
September 24, 2021
DELAWARE, Ont. - D.J. Kennington is back in victory lane. A final lap last turn move to pass Treyten Lapcevich gave Kennington the checkered flag in the NASCAR Pinty's Series Canadian Tire 125, tonight at Delaware Speedway.
The two drivers had battled all race, with three lead changes between them. Lapcevich led 65 laps and Kennington, 60.
"I don't like doing that, but I drove inside of Treyton there at the bottom. I stayed right there at the bottom and he was trying to protect the bottom and we touched. Obviously it got sideways and we got through and got the win. For all of the people who support me, It's finally good to get the Castrol Dodge back in victory lane. They deserve it."
September 5, 2021
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -D.J. Kennington, of St, Thomas was sixth for the third consecutive race, of this year's NASCAR Pinty's Series, Saturday, in the Olymel Grand Prix. Kennington finished in the same position at Trois-Rivieres and a road course (La Fernandiere 75) at Mirabel, Quebec, in August. Today, Kennington failed to finished the Clarington 500 due to a valve issue, completing just three laps. After six races, Kennington is eighth in the points standings.
August 2, 2021
INNISFIL, Ont. - D.J. Kennington, of St, Thomas finished second in the General Tire 125, race number two of the NASCAR Pinty's Series, Sunday, at Sunset Speedway. Kennington recovered from a broken fuel pump in Frontline Workers 125, raced earlier in the day. His Castrol Edge Dodge only finished 69 of the 125 laps, to place 17th, after starting the event seventh.
September 12, 2020
HAGERSVILLE, ON. - D.J. Kennington wraps up the 2020 NASCAR Pintys season with the checkered flag. In the final race of the season for the series, the Pintys 125, Kennington in his Castrol Edge Dodge won by four seconds. This is Kennington's first race win since the 2018 season finale. The St. Thomas native finishes third in the 2020 points standings, behind champion Jason Hathaway and runner-up Kevin Lacroix.
In six races, Kennington had five top five finishes, including a fourth place in the Motormaster 125, raced earlier today.
Hathaway, from St. Thomas, now residing in Stouffville, had three wins and five podium appearances this year. Six races at three tracks over three weekends replaced the 2020 NASCAR Pinty's Series championship season.
August 29, 2020
FLAMBOROUGH, ON. - D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas, had a pair of top five finishes from a race double-header, today at Flamborough Speedway. Kennington finished fifth in race one on the day, the Pinty's 125.
Jason Hathaway had the pole and led all 125 laps of the first race. In race two, the Party Casino 125, Kennington started first, but slipped to a fourth place finish.
After four races, Kennington sits third in the points standings with 158. Hathaway leads the way with 175 points, followed by Kevin Lacroix at 167 points.
August 15, 2020
INNISFIL, ON. - On the opening day to the NASCAR Pinty's Series, D.J. Kennington had a pair of top six finishes. Kennington opened with a fourth place in the QwickWick 125, followed by a sixth in the Canadian Tire 125, at the Sunset Speedway
"Fourth and sixth is not where we wanted to be, but hopefully we can get things a little bit better," Kennington said in an post race interview. "We tried everything. We threw the kitchen sink at them."
His Castrol Edge Dodge did offer Kennington a challenge driving.
"There's something broken in the left rear, It keeps lifting the left rear tire off of the ground and I don't know why," explained Kennington. "We'll get it figured out and get it ready and get this Castrol Edge car up front where it belongs."
Kennington sits fourth in the points standings, six behind leader Jason Hathaway, the winner of the second race.
Next up on the Pinty's circuit is a stop at the Flamboro Speedway in Hamilton.
"It's just fun to be out there," Kennington added. "Everybody is rusty, but I'm happy just to be racing.
August 8, 2020
HAGERSVILLE, ON. - In race one of the shortened five event APC United Late Model Series season, D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas finishes fourth in the Dayco 75, at the Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Kennington held the third sport after a restart, but was passed by Matt Pritiko on lap 61.
September 21, 2019
LOUDON, N.H - D.J. Kennington, of St. Thomas, finished third, in race 12, of the NASCAR Pinty's series, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His fourth appearance on the podium this season, follows a pair of second place results and a fifth place finish.
Kennington moves up to fourth in the Pinty's standings, with 10 top 10 results from 12 races. The series' finale is this Saturday at the Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario.
Entering the 100-lap race with second fastest qualifying time, Kennington kept with the leaders, until he pitted for fuel during a caution. Kennington dropped to the back of the field, but worked his way back to fourth place, before a late move gave him third spot.
August 17, 2019
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Posting his third top five result of the season, DJ Kennington finishes second in his Castrol Edge Dodge #17, behind winner Jason Hathaway, in the NASCAR Pintys Bumper to Bumper 300, at the Riverside Speedway. It is back to back weeks for Kennington placing in the top five, after placing fifth at the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde in Trois Rivieres.
The St. Thomas native also ties his best result of the season. Kennington was second at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24. Kennington ranks fifth in the Pinty's standings this season, with seven top 10 results from nine races.
August 10, 2019
TROIS RIVIERES, QC. - D.J. Kennington had his second top five result of the NASCAR Pinty's Series season, finishing fifth in the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde, at Grand PrixTrois Rivieres, in his #17 Castrol Edge Dodge. Kennington sits fifth in the Series season points. The St. Thomas native's best result is a second place at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24.