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September 12, 2020

Kennington captures checkered flag at NASCAR Pintys 125

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

Kennington posts two top fives from twin bill

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

Two top six finishes for Kennington on Pinty's Series opening weekend

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

Kennington fourth in APC Series opener

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

Kennington finishes third for fourth podium

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

Kennington has third top five race in Nova Scotia

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

Kennington fifth at Grand Prix Trois Rivieres

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.