Stafford Springs, CT — The CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday Champions for Charities Event at Stafford Motor Speedway scheduled for June 28th is building in momentum and excitement as the drivers gear up to raise funds for their respective charities. The impressive field of open wheeled division champion drivers represents over 50 championships among 14 drivers. This week’s spotlight is on Jon McKennedy, the 2-time defending Modified Racing Series Champion, and he will be racing to raise funds for Relay For Life of Pelham, NH, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
“I’m good friends with Russ Wood and his wife was the chairperson of the Relay, so I thought that would be a good charity to race for,” said McKennedy. “Russ is going to be racing for Racing Against Cancer, so we figured we’d be a teammate so to speak with Russ to help raise money to fight cancer.”
The 2010 season saw McKennedy drive to his second consecutive Modified Racing Series championship. McKennedy used a late season charge with 3 wins in the final 5 races of the season to secure the championship. McKennedy has won championships in the Tiger Sprint division, and he was the 2000 Sugarhill Sizzler Mini Sprint Champion. McKennedy also has experience behind the wheel of ISMA Supermodifieds as well as 350 Supermodifieds.