END IN SIGHT FOR KENNINGTON

- September 19th, 2012

The end is in sight for D.J. Kennington and the No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge team in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

Kennington can win his second national NASCAR championship Saturday night at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough simply by finishing ahead of his closest rivals J.R. Fitzpatrick in the No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet and Andrew Ranger in the No. 27 Dodge Dealers Dodge.

The St. Thomas, Ont., native holds a 23 point lead over Fitzpatrick, of Cambridge, Ont., and a 30-point advantage over Ranger, of Roxton Pond, Que.

The only other driver with a remote chance is defending champion Scott Steckly in the No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge, who is 40 points back.

With a maximum of 46 points available — 44 points for a win, and a point each for leading a lap and leading the most laps — it will take a phenomenal effort for any of the three to catch and pass Kennington.

But he is not getting too confident.

“We’ve got one race to go, though, and nothing is clinched yet,” he said this week. “There are just so many things that can go wrong with mechanical equipment and out on the track.

“We’ll take care of everything we can, but then it’s up to fate which I don’t really like. That’s racing, though.”

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