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MCKENNA STORMS TO RUNNER-UP IN FALL FUTURITY

Posted October 28, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team traveled back to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on October 26-27 for the running of the 'Fall Futurity' special, which closed out their 2018 racing season. On Friday night in the $500 to win opener, Charlie ran second in his heat race prior to slipping back to sixth in the main event. In Saturday's $2,000 to win weekend finale, Charlie placed sixth in the dash to earn the outside of the third row for the start of the 30-lap headliner. The Clear Lake native then stormed to the front of the talented field to knock down an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Bill Leighton in his season finale!


MECHANICAL FAILURE DOOMS #22 TEAM

Posted October 14, 2018
After several weeks away from the racetrack, the McKenna Motorsports team rolled into Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday night, October 13 for a $1,000 to win Late Model program. Charlie McKenna, who got into the wall during hot laps, won his heat race in preliminary action and later redrew the ninth starting spot in the 20-lap main event. Charlie then blitzed towards the front of the field and was side-by-side with eventual winner Ryan Griffith when motor problems caused him to retire his #22 machine in the fifteenth position.


MCKENNA LANDS ON PODIUM AT WEBSTER CITY

Posted August 26, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team ventured to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday evening, August 25 for a weekly Late Model program. Charlie moved past six competitors during his heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the $600 to win main event. The Clear Lake, Iowa ace then steered his MB Customs mount past a trio of competitors during the feature to bag a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Ryan Griffith and runner-up Jason Hahne!


CHARLIE MCKENNA CLIMBS TO NINTH AT CORNING

Posted August 19, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team traveled to Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa on Saturday night, August 18 for a $3,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series contest. Charlie McKenna was unfortunately involved in a heat race wreck, but came back out onto the track after making repairs to salvage a fifth place prelim finish. After claiming the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Charlie picked off nine competitors during the headliner to secure a solid ninth place performance.


MCKENNA BACK IN PITS AT WEBSTER CITY

Posted August 12, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team were back in the pit area at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday evening, August 11 for a $600 to win weekly Late Model event. Charlie advanced two spots in his heat race to finish second and later started the A-Main from the outside of the second row. Unfortunately, his motor started missing badly - while running in the third spot - and Charlie was forced to retire from the contest in the tenth position.


CHARLIE MCKENNA COMPETES IN USA NATIONALS

Posted August 5, 2018
As the calendar turned to the month of August, the #22 team found themselves near the Minnesota / Wisconsin border at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on August 2-4 for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals,' which was sanctioned once again by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The extended weekend kicked off on Thursday evening with a $6,000 to win preliminary program. Charlie McKenna arrived late to the track and did not record an official lap during qualifying. He then finished tenth in his loaded heat race and sixth in his B-Main, which was not quite good enough to transfer him into the 40-lap main event that was won by Brandon Sheppard.

At CLS on Friday night, a double set of heat races with passing points were held to help set the lineups for Saturday's grand finale, which once again boasted a $50,000 winner's check. Charlie ran ninth in both of his heat races and later placed eleventh in his B-Main on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Clear Lake, Iowa ace was unable to make the start in the crown jewel main event that was also won by Brandon Sheppard. Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be found online by visiting www.woolms.com.


MCKENNA'S SDN WEEKEND CUT SHORT...

Posted July 21, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team headed to I-80 Speedway for the 8th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was held at the Greenwood, Nebraska facility from July 19-21. On Thursday night in the $10,000 to win 'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Charlie McKenna timed in twelfth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before finishing tenth in his stacked heat race and ninth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Charlie was not able to gain access into the 50-lap headliner, which was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport.

At I-80 on Friday evening, two rounds of heat races were held to set the lineup for Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Charlie felt like he had a fast MB Customs mount in his first heat race, but was unfortunately caught up in a wreck that severely damaged the front end of his machine and relegated him to ninth in the final finishing order. Due to the damage, the Clear Lake, Iowa ace was forced to skip his second prelim last night and later left I-80 Speedway, which means that he will also not compete in tonight's 80-lap grand finale.


FLAT RR TIRE DOOMS MCKENNA AT WEBSTER CITY

Posted July 15, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team were back in the Hamilton County Speedway pit area on Saturday night, July 14 to enter a weekly Late Model show at the Webster City, Iowa facility. Charlie improved three positions during the course of his heat race to finish second and later rolled off at the tail end of the $600 to win main event. The Clear Lake, Iowa ace had moved up to fifth in the running order until an unfortunate flat right rear tire relegated him to eighth in the final finishing order.


MOTOR WOES TAKE MCKENNA OUT AT WEBSTER

Posted July 8, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team returned to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday evening, July 7 looking for their fourth feature win of the 2018 campaign. Charlie McKenna moved up two spots in his heat race to finish third and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the $600 to win Late Model headliner. Unfortunately, motor problems during the contest dropped Charlie to a very disappointing eleventh place performance.


MCKENNA NABS TOP TEN AT BURLINGTON

Posted July 4, 2018
A special mid-week stop to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Tuesday, July 3 greeted the #22 team, as a $2,000 top prize was on the line with the IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series. Charlie McKenna improved a spot during his heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the A-Main. During the course of the contest, which ran caution-free, Charlie fought hard for a top ten performance and eventually finished right where he started... in the tenth spot.


CHARLIE MCKENNA SIXTH WITH DEERY BROS TOUR

Posted July 1, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team headed to Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa on Thursday evening, June 28 for an IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series clash. After finishing third in heat race action, Charlie McKenna started the $2,000 to win main event from the outside of the sixth row. Charlie then drove past six competitors during the 50-lap grand finale to knock down an impressive sixth place showing behind only winner Jeremiah Hurst, Curt Martin, Justin Kay, Tyler Bruening, and Andy Eckrich. Saturday's stop at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa was then rained-out.


MCKENNA POCKETS $700 FOR THIRD VICTORY!

Posted June 24, 2018
Charlie McKenna, of Clear Lake, Iowa, scored his third victory of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, June 23 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa! Charlie won his heat race in preliminary action and later drew the outside of the front row for the start of the 18-lap weekly Malvern Bank Super Late Model show. After grabbing the point on lap five, Charlie led the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $700 triumph ahead of Darrell DeFrance, Jason Hahne, Gabe Umbarger, and Ryan Griffith!


CHARLIE MCKENNA GETS TOP FIVE AT LAKESIDE

Posted June 17, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team competed in events at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa over the June 15-16 weekend. On Friday night at Lakeside in a $2,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series program, Charlie McKenna ran second in his heat race prior to moving up to fifth in the A-Main to finish behind only victor Kyle Berck, Bill Leighton, Jr., Jason O'Brien, and Justin Kay. At Webster City in a weekly Late Model show on Saturday evening, Charlie placed second in his heat race and was running third in the $600 to win headliner before a broken rear-end relegated him to seventh in the final finishing order.


MCKENNA'S SECOND WIN CAPS OFF BUSY WEEK!

Posted June 10, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team capped off a hectic three-race week by landing back in victory lane on Saturday evening, June 9 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa! After starting third on the grid, Charlie grabbed the point on the first circuit and led from flag-to-flag to record the $600 triumph over Darrell DeFrance, Gabe Umberger, Carey Umberger, and Jenna Johnson. Earlier in the busy week, Charlie finished fourteenth in a $2,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series throwdown on Friday night at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and thirteenth on Tuesday in a $2,000 to win IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series program at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa.


CHARLIE MCKENNA STREAKS TO TOP FIVE

Posted June 3, 2018
The McKenna Motorsports team invaded Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday evening, June 2 for a weekly Late Model program. Charlie McKenna did not make it to the track in time to compete in a heat race due to family commitments, but he later rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the $600 to win main event. Charlie then steered his MB Customs mount past four competitors on his way to a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Gabe Umberger, Jason Hahne, Darrell DeFrance, and Ryan Griffith.


MCKENNA TACKLES DEERY BROS. SHOW AT BOONE

Posted May 29, 2018
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team competed in only one event over the Memorial Day holiday weekend on Monday, May 28 at Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa. The IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series rolled into Boone on Memorial Day and 28 competitors vied for the $2,000 payday. Charlie ran third in his heat race prior to grabbing the second transfer spot in his B-Main. Despite encountering motor issues during the course of the 50-lap headliner, Charlie moved up three positions to leave Boone with a respectable twelfth place showing.


CHARLIE MCKENNA BAGS FIRST WIN OF 2018!

Posted May 20, 2018
Following a couple of strong runs to start off his 2018 campaign at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa in recent weeks, Charlie McKenna scored his first triumph of the young 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, May 19 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa! Charlie finished second in heat race action and later started from the pole position in the weekly Late Model main event. He then grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and led all fifteen circuits en route to the $600 victory over Jeremy Grady, Darrell DeFrance, Jason Hahne, and Ryan Mitchell! (J Casey Photography)

 

 

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