Second Score for Kenny @ NHRA ZMax

Second generation and very versatile driver Jason Kenny earned his 2nd career NHRA national event level title win during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals held at fabulous ZMax Dragway in North Carolina..

Jason, who is son to long time Canadian drag racing proponents Al and Carol Kenny (Kingston Ontario) mowed down a very tough Super Gas 9.90 field during the weekend’s racing activities.

After qualifying #6 (9.920 secs) Kenny won six rounds of competition cumulating that effort with a final round 9.925 secs at 148.85 mph effort driving his Accelerated Travel-sponsored topless 2003 Corvette.  That effort turned back opponent Sherman Adcock who ran 9.955 secs at 158.32 mph.

Jason Kenny won in Super Gas during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals

“I know people say it all the time —  but I was just lucky,” said Kenny post race.  “It was a right place at right time kind of race.  I ran world champ David Tatum 2nd round, it was cold and really humid, and we both got pretty loose.  I was so loose, Dad said to me afterwards “I can’t believe you stayed in it, but I’m glad you did!”.  Apparently Tatum was more out of shape than I was, allowing me to back into him on the top end.”
“Knowing I was racing for the bye to the final gave me lots to think about Saturday night and Sunday morning,” Jason continued.  “So winning that 4th round matchup for pretty exciting too.  When I raced Sherman Adcock in the final I knew he is absolutely one of the best 9.90 racers.  I’ve actually raced him 4 times in a span of 3 weekends  and never like looking over at him in the other lane.” 
For Kenny, who has numerous event wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional level (7) during his career, his only other previous NHRA national event win had come at Houston Texas in 2006.

Now holding some serious momentum Jason Kenny is looking forward to a busy tale end to his 2011 racing season.   The NHRA national event at Reading PA is up next and he is also entered for the Western season ending events at Las Vegas and Pomona.  

For a complete and updated list of Canadian winners in NHRA national event history — visit DragRaceCanada’s Northern Exposure subsection:  HERE