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STRONG WEEKEND FOR MCKENNA ON HOKER TOUR!

Posted August 7, 2022
The McKenna Motorsports team and driver Charlie McKenna enjoyed a pair of strong runs with the Hoker Trucking Series on August 5-6 at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa and Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. On Friday night in the $4,400 to win 'Dale DeFrance Memorial' at Marshalltown, Charlie timed in fifth fastest in Group B during qualifying, placed third in his loaded heat race, and later climbed two spots during the course of the 44-lap headliner to land in the sixth finishing position.

At Independence on Saturday evening, a $7,200 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Denny Osborn Memorial.' Charlie laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later ran second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 36-lap feature, Charlie blitzed all the way up to second to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Jake Neal! Full results from both weekend contests can be located online at www.slmrseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


BOONE, DAVENPORT, & CORNING FOR MCKENNA

Posted July 31, 2022
Another busy week greeted the #22 team with high-profile events at Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa, Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, and Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa from July 25-30. Charlie McKenna was unfortunately not able to put his MB Customs mount into the $20,000 to win 'Hawkeye 50' starting grid on Monday at Boone, but he fared much better in a MARS Racing Series battle on Tuesday on the 1/4-mile at Davenport. Charlie finished sixth in his heat race, ninth in the B-Main, and twenty-first in the $10,000 to win 'Hoker 50.'

The SLMR tour action then heated back up on Saturday evening at Corning, as a $6,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Ray Houck Memorial Showdown.' Charlie laid down the sixth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a big victory in his heat race. After rolling off from the pole position and leading laps 3-9 of the headliner, Charlie was unfortunately involved in an incident and retired on the 27th circuit in the twenty-second position. Complete results from each race can be viewed online at www.woolms.com, www.marsracingseries.com, and www.slmrseries.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)


LONG SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS FOR #22

Posted July 25, 2022
The McKenna Motorsports team invaded I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 20-24 for the lucrative 'Silver Dollar Nationals' extended weekend. Things kicked off with the SLMR tour on Wednesday night and the 'Prelude to the Silver Dollar Nationals' shelled out a $5,300 payday. Charlie McKenna clicked off the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later secured a victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the A-Main, Charlie unfortunately ran into issues and was officially scored in the twenty-second finishing position.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then rolled into town for the remainder of the action-packed weekend. Unfortunately, Charlie was not able to advance into the $12,000 to win 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50' feature event on Thursday or the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner, which was pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather. Complete results from the long, extended weekend can be found online by clicking on www.i-80speedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


TWO SLMR BATTLES FOR #22 OVER WEEKEND

Posted July 17, 2022
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team headed to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa over the July 15-16 weekend for a pair of $3,000 to win SLMR showdowns. On Friday night in a Hoker Trucking Series event at Donnellson, Charlie timed in eleventh quickest in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later slipped to fifteenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lap feature. At Harlan on Saturday evening in a Malvern Bank Series tilt, Charlie stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during time trials and later ran third in heat race action before bagging a solid sixth place effort in the 30-lapper. Complete results can be located online by visiting www.slmrseries.com.


MCKENNA TACKLES DAVENPORT & ABERDEEN

Posted July 10, 2022
The McKenna Motorsports team was in action in the states of Iowa and South Dakota from July 6-9. On Wednesday night on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Charlie McKenna battled the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regulars and a star-studded field for the $10,000 top prize. Charlie unfortunately failed to transfer into the 40-lap feature event after running ninth in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main.

Over the weekend, a pair of $3,000 winner's checks were on the line with the WISSOTA Challenge Series at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota. On Friday evening, Charlie ran fifth in his heat race and later won his B-Main before winding up eighteenth at the checkered flag in the 40-lapper. The Ames, Iowa ace then unfortunately missed out on Saturday's $3,000 to win headliner after placing sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Complete results from the entire week can be found online at www.dirtondirt.com.


SIXTH AT CRESCO; THIRD AT WEST UNION

Posted June 25, 2022
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team had a pair of $3,000 to win Hoker Trucking Series battles on their racing calendar on June 23-24 in the Hawkeye State. On Thursday at Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, Charlie timed in sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying before finishing third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 30-lap feature, Charlie was able to work his way past four competitors en route to a solid sixth place performance.

At Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa on Friday evening, another $3,000 top prize was up for grabs for the McKenna Motorsports team. Charlie stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group A during the time trial session prior to running second in his heat race. The Ames, Iowa standout then moved up two spots during the course of the 30-lapper to land on the podium in third behind only victor Jeff Larson and runner-up Luke Goedert! Complete results can be located online by visiting www.slmrseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


TOP 5 AT CJ SPEEDWAY HEADLINES BUSY WEEK

Posted June 19, 2022
The McKenna Motorsports team was ultra-busy from June 13-18 in lucrative events across the states of Kansas and Iowa. Things kicked off out at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas where Charlie McKenna pulled double duty with both the XR Super Series and the Malvern Bank Series in the 'Belleville Dirt Nationals.' In XR action, Charlie finished fifth in his heat race and seventeenth in Monday's $20,000 to win feature on the monstrous 1/2-mile speedplant, while he ran second in his heat race and eighteenth in Tuesday's $40,000 to win main event on the tiny 1/4-mile infield oval.

Behind the wheel of his familiar #22 entry with the Malvern Bank Series at Belleville, Charlie placed fifth in his heat race on Monday evening prior to claiming an eleventh place effort in the A-Main, which shelled out a $5,000 payday. In a similar $5,000 to win SLMR battle on the 1/4-mile track on Tuesday night, the Ames, Iowa standout finished fourth in his heat race, led the first eight circuits of the feature, and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the tenth finishing position.

Following a few days away from the racetrack, the team rolled into CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa and Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa over the weekend for two additional SLMR showdowns. On Friday at CJ, Charlie placed third in his heat race prior to steering to a strong fifth place performance in the $3,000 to win headliner behind only victor Chad Holladay, Jason Hahne, Luke Goedert, and Justin Kay. At Corning on Saturday in the $3,500 to win weekend finale, Charlie wound up seventh in his stacked heat race before passing eight competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a steady eleventh place showing. Full results from each of these races can be found online at www.racexr.com and www.slmrseries.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)


MCKENNA RUNNER-UP IN ROCK RAPIDS!!

Posted June 5, 2022
A trio of $3,000 top prizes were on the line from June 2-4 in Malvern Bank Series contests in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter at Kossuth County Speedway in Alogna, Iowa, Charlie McKenna timed in second fastest overall during qualifying and ran third in his heat race prior to rolling off from the pole position in the 25-lap feature. Charlie was then running in the second position during the contest when a broken throttle linkage dropped him to a disappointing fourteenth place effort.

At Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Friday evening, Charlie placed second in his heat race and led most of the 25-lap main event before settling for a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Tad Pospisil. In the weekend finale on Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Nebraska, Charlie ran sixth in heat race action, but later blasted past seven competitors during the 30-lapper to salvage a hard-fought ninth place showing. Complete results from all three weekend races can be found online by clicking on www.slmrseries.com. (Jeff Bylsma Photo)


CHARLIE MCKENNA FOURTH AT MAQUOKETA!

Posted May 30, 2022
A tripleheader with the Hoker Trucking Series greeted the #22 team over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Things kicked off with a $5,000 to win battle on Friday night, May 27 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Charlie McKenna timed in tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying before winning his heat race. After starting ninth on the grid in the 30-lap feature, Charlie was able to move up to eighth in the running order before the checkered flag fell over the stout field.

On Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, a $3,000 top prize was up for grabs. Charlie qualified third fastest in time trials prior to finishing fifth in his heat race and fourth in the 25-lap A-Main. The Ames, Iowa standout trailed only victor Jeff Larson, Justin Kay, and Andy Eckrich at the finish. In Sunday's $3,000 to win weekend finale at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois, Charlie ran seventh in his stacked heat race, but later blasted past eight competitors during the 30-lapper to claim a solid eighth place performance. Complete results from the holiday weekend triple shot can be found online at www.slmrseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


BUSY WEEK FOR #22 TEAM IN HAWKEYE STATE

Posted May 23, 2022
It was a very hectic week for McKenna Motorsports, as they competed in four big events in the Hawkeye State from May 18-22. Things kicked off on Wednesday with a $22,022 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series shootout at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa. Charlie McKenna ran sixth in his heat race before winding up eighteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lap feature. At 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa on Friday night in a $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle, Charlie placed eighth in his loaded heat race and nineteenth in the 50-lapper.

The action then quickly turned to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Saturday, as a $1,200 winner's check was up for grabs in a weekly Late Model contest. Charlie finished third in his heat race prior to running sixth in the 20-lap main event. In the final race of the week on Sunday evening at Stuart International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa, a $3,000 top prize was on the line with the Malvern Bank Series. The Ames, Iowa standout won his heat race in preliminary action before claiming a solid ninth place effort in the 30-lap headliner. Complete results from each of these races can be found on www.floseries.com, www.lucasdirt.com, www.hamiltoncospeedway.com, and www.slmrseries.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


CHARLIE WINS $3,000 IN WARRENSBURG!!!

Posted May 15, 2022
After a flurry of rain-outs over the past month, Charlie McKenna and his McKenna Motorsports team finally returned to action on Saturday evening, May 14 and promptly put their #22 MB Customs mount into victory lane! At Central Missouri Speedway last night, Charlie laid down the second quickest lap overall during qualifying at the Warrensburg, Missouri oval and later advanced up to fourth in his heat race. After starting the Malvern Bank Series A-Main from the pole position, Charlie led each of the 25 circuits during the 'Seeburg Muffler Rumble' to capture the $3,000 paycheck ahead of a top five that included runner-up Jesse Sobbing, Bill Leighton, Corey Zeitner, and Jesse Stovall! Complete results from Central Missouri Speedway can be found online at www.slmrseries.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)


MCKENNA STARTS SEASON AT I-80 SPEEDWAY

Posted April 3, 2022
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team officially lifted the lid to their 2022 campaign on Saturday evening, April 2 with a trip to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Malvern Bank Series sanctioned the $3,000 to win 'Spring Meltdown' opener and 28 competitors piled into the pit area. Charlie stopped the clock eighth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session before an incident early in his heat race helped lead to a fifth place finish. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Charlie was able to move up two positions on the one-lane racing surface in the 25-lapper to record a fifteenth place performance. Full results from the season opener in the Cornhusker State can be viewed online by clicking on www.slmrseries.com. (CK Imaging)

 

 

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