Archive for November 5th, 2009

Modified Racing Series to Crown McKennedy Champion

Canaan, NH — The curtain will officially close on a very successful season, Saturday, November 21, when the New England based Modified Racing Series crowns its 2009 champion, and recognizes its competitors for their accomplishments in the recently concluded season.

The sixth annual awards banquet will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 1080 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA.

Jonathan McKennedy, East Chelmsford, MA., scored four wins this season (Twin State, Seekonk, Oxford Plains, Beech Ridge) paving the way to his first series title. McKennedy held off a late season charge by veteran driver Rob Goodenough, West Swanzey, NH., to capture the title by a 15 point margin.

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News & Notes: Titlist Truex Heads Stellar Rookie Class In 2009

The 2009 season for the NASCAR Camping World Series East featured arguably the best rookie class in history as four first-year drivers finished in the top 10 in the standings and nearly two-thirds of the checkered flags were captured by cars with a yellow stripe.

Heading the class was Ryan Truex, who not only earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, but captured the 2009 Camping World Series East championship as well. Only current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rising star Joey Logano had accomplished that feat prior to Truex.

Truex, from Mayetta, N.J., won three races in his first season as a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. For the son of Martin Truex Sr. and younger brother of Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. – both former competitors in the Camping World Series East – the season didn’t get off to a roaring start. A stellar mid-season run and strong finish, however, was enough to edge veteran Eddie MacDonald by 34 points for the title.

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