NASCAR Pintys Series NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results, Crowning Achievement For Kennington

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    [FONT=&quot]FRASERVILLE, Ont. (Sept. 22, 2012)[/FONT][FONT=&quot] ”“ D.J. Kennington won it all.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kennington capped his 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship with a victory Saturday in the final race of the season, the Pinty's 250 presented by Dodge, at Kawartha Speedway.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]It is the second championship in three years for the 35-year-old St. Thomas, Ont., driver. And it was his record seventh win in 12 races on the season.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kennington took the lead from pole sitter J.R. Fitzpatrick on Lap 231 and led the rest of the way. He held off runner-up Andrew Ranger and third-place Fitzpatrick over a green-white-checkered finish that pushed the race to 255 laps.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Fitzpatrick led a race-high 216 laps, losing the lead only on a cycle of pit stops and when Kennington overtook him for the race-winning pass.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Pete Shepherd III and Martin Roy rounded out the top five. Roy entered the weekend having already clinched the Rookie of the Year honors.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly finished sixth, followed by Mark Dilley, Jeff Lapcevich, Donald Chisholm and L.P. Dumoulin.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kennington took the points lead early in the season on the strength of five-straight wins and finished it off with back-to-back victories. He ended 27 points ahead of Fitzpatrick and 35 over Ranger. Steckly and Ron Beauchamp Jr. were fourth and fifth, respectively.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]With the championship, Kennington earned a locked-in spot to the UNOH Battle At The Beach next February on the .4-mile oval at Daytona International Speedway. The champions of NASCAR's three international series -- Canadian Tire Series, Mexico's Toyota Series, and Euro Racecar Series -- have a locked-in spot to one of the three races (K&N Pro Series, Whelen Modified Tour or Whelen All-American Series) they elect to enter.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kennington will be honored for his title run along with NASCAR's other touring series champions on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the NASCAR Touring Series Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Contact:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Shon Sbarra[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Integrated Marketing Communications[/FONT] [FONT=&quot](704) 309-5493[/FONT] [FONT=&quot][/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-Pinty's 250 presented by Dodge Results[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]At Kawartha Speedway[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Fraserville, Ontario[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lap length: 0.375 miles[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot](Start position in parentheses)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1. (4) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 255 laps, 51.480 mph.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2. (3) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3. (1) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4. (5) Pete Shepherd, III, Brampton, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]5. (12) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]6. (2) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]7. (7) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. (10) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]9. (6) Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, N.S., Ford, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10. (15) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]11. (8) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]12. (14) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]13. (9) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]14. (18) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]15. (27) Dave Connelly, Arnprior, Ont., Dodge, 254.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]16. (19) Isabelle Tremblay, St. Hippolyte, Que., Dodge, 253.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]17. (13) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 251.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]18. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 249.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]19. (25) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 243.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]20. (20) Elie Arseneau, Laval, Que., Dodge, 232.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]21. (16) Max Papis, Como, Italy, Dodge, 219.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]22. (17) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 203, fuel pump.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]23. (11) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 195, suspension.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]24. (24) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 186, accident.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]25. (28) Jarrad Whissell, Calgary, Alta., Chevrolet, 88, accident.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]26. (23) Mike Scholz, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chevrolet, 80, rear end.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]27. (21) Dexter Stacey, Kahnawake, Que., Dodge, 45, oil leak.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]28. (26) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 7, engine.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Statistics[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Time of Race: 1 hour 51 minutes 27 seconds[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Margin of Victory: .440 seconds[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Fastest Qualifier: J.Fitzpatrick (75.263 mph, 17.937 seconds)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Caution Flags: 8 for 65 laps.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lap Leaders: J. Fitzpatrick 1-118; J. Hathaway 119-132; J. Fitzpatrick 133-230; D. Kennington 231-255.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 517; 2. J. Fitzpatrick, 490; 3. A. Ranger, 482; 4. S. Steckly, 471; 5. R. Beauchamp,Jr., 422; 6. L. Dumoulin, 396; 7. J. Hathaway, 390; 8. M. Roy, 383; 9. J. White, 375; 10. N. Dowler, 355.[/FONT]
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