Photo by Vince Peterson.
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (May 22, 2018) – Thomas Kennedy returned to victory lane Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway with the UMSS 360 Sprints.
Kennedy started the night off by picking up the heat race win from the pole position before starting on the pole of the 25-lap main event.
As the green flag waved for the feature, Kennedy slid up to take the lead on the opening lap over fellow front row starter, Robbie Price. Kennedy showed the way for the first handful of trips around the high-banked three-eighths mile clay oval until Skylar Gee drove to the inside of the Kennedy Floorings No. 21K to take the lead.
Gee held the lead down the backstretch, but entering turn three he suffered a steering problem which forced him up the track. Kennedy capitalized and regained the lead exiting turn four.
Once out front, Kennedy found the rubber on the low side of the speedway and checked out. Kennedy picked up the win as Canadians swept the podium. Gee, from Leduc, AB finished second and Price from Cobble Hill, B.C. finish third.
On Friday night, Kennedy was in action at the all-new Jackson Motorplex, running with the 410 Sprints. The driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings / General Signs No. 21K timed in 10th quick out of 23 entrees. Kennedy finished fifth in his heat, which put him back in 15th for the start of the feature.
Kennedy charged forward and found himself running inside the top 10 with 10 laps in the books. Unfortunately, Kennedy’s night came to an end on lap 17 when lapped traffic forced Lynton Jeffrey right in front of Kennedy. Kennedy had nowhere to go as he clipped Jeffrey, which caused minor damage but enough to end his night.
Kennedy has a big three-race weekend lined up, starting with Jackson Motorplex on Friday. On Saturday, he will head to Park Jefferson Speedway to compete with the MSTS 360s before heading to Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn. with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints.
Kennedy has two wins at Buffalo River. One came with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2013 and one with the NOSA Sprints in 2014.
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