STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. (WWLP) – Jon McKennedy has had an up and down season early on in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He has returned this season to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing. He started off with the season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway running really good and led a bunch of laps where he finished in second.
McKennedy ran for Gary Putnam Racing at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA. He had a suspension part failure in the left front with the spring.
McKennedy told 22News that he is trying to work things out where he can a full season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Car owner Tommy Baldwin will be missing some races on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as he has commitments on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. McKennedy said at Thompson that it looked he would run half the schedule on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for Tommy Baldwin. McKennedy is looking for a ride for this weekend in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway.
McKennedy is also planning to run some races in the ISMA Supermodifieds. McKennedy set the record in an ISMA Supermodified at Monadnock Speedway last June. McKennedy had a great car at Monadnock but the wing broke halfway through the race where the half the flaps were broke out of the wing in where it killed the downforce. McKennedy is definitely looking forward to going back to Monadnock for the event on Saturday, June 29.
McKennedy has also won the Star Classic at Star Speedway in Epping, NH.
“You look at the three classics in Supermodified racing. You figure you win any of them it’s pretty big. The biggest races of the season. It draws a great turnout of drivers and cars. It’s a neat deal. They are a tough race to win and I have been fortunate enough to win that race a couple times. Another race I will be looking forward to,” said McKennedy.
The NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take place on Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway with a 200 lap race. The race is scheduled to go off at approximately at 3:30 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will practice and qualify on Saturday.