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
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
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,
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)