Jonathan McKennedy looking forward to Winchester 200 Modified event and remarkable purse

When 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 teams intrigued.
“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 huge tale.
“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 McKennedy.
“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
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Lancaster Speedway May 21st Schedule

The schedule for this Saturdays ROC and weekly classes at Lancaster Speedway.

2 p.m. – Pit gates open

2:30 p.m. – Fuel sales begin

3 p.m. – Practice Begins in following order – Two Rounds each
Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders
NYPA TQ Midgets
Sunoco Sportsman
Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks
ROC Modifieds

3:30 p.m. – Grandstand gates open

4:45 p.m. – RoC Modified Hot Laps to determine heat line-ups

5 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting for Sportsman, Streets and 4s in Tech Barn. (NYPA TQ Midgets & ROC Modifieds to host theirs)

5:15 p.m. – RoC Drivers Meeting under Midway Tent

5:30 p.m. – Heat Races Begin
Followed by:
Big Wheels
Prayer/ National Anthems
Welcome

6:45 p.m. – (Approx.) Feature Races Begin

Prices are as follows:
Front Gate – $25 for adults, $10 for 12 to 17 and under 12 is FREE
Pit Gate – $25 for track members and $35 for non-members

Round #2 for Evergreen’s Tour Mods this weekend

Walter Smith Photo

Evergreen’s Rain Out Rescue

St. Johns, PA (5/17/2016) Prior to last Sunday’s “Hailstorm”, Evergreen Raceway announced that the speedway would honor other tracks pit licenses for the day. With the threat of inclement weather, some racers missed out on the Evergreen experience, while others experienced four seasons in one afternoon.

Evergreen track officials have decided to extend that invitation for this Sunday, meaning that any person with a 2016 pit license from any speedway is invited into the pit area for $30, instead of the regular $40 fee for not having an Evergreen pit license.

Furthermore, both 4-cylinder drivers are invited to compete with the regular Four Cylinder division for the remainder of the season. The Enduro drivers must race under the speedway’s Enduro rules and the highest finishing Enduro driver in the Four Cylinder feature will receive a first place trophy. Of course all of the drivers that start the feature will receive a payout based on where they finish.

The same invitation is extended to the 6/8-cylinder Enduro drivers, except they will compete with the Factory Stocks.

The Tour Type Modifieds are making their way back to Evergreen Raceway for round number two of a seven race series this season. The 50-lap show has been marked on the calendars of many hot shoes for months and both fans and officials are looking forward to a terrific showing. The Late Models, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders are also on the card for the afternoon, which will make up a total of 145 green flag laps of feature racing!

The grandstands will open at 11 AM, with practice starting at 12:30 PM. Heat races will kick off an 2 PM. Grandstand admission is just $15 and children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for free. For directions, contact information and everything Evergreen related, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com.

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