MCKENNA CLOSES OUT 2019 IN WINNING FASHION!
Posted October 20, 2019
Lake, Iowa ace Charlie McKenna secured his fourth feature
win of the 2019 racing season on Friday night, October
18 in the 19th Annual 'Fall Futurity' opener at Hamilton
County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa! After placing second
in his heat race and rolling off from the pole position
in the 20-lap headliner, Charlie led almost every lap
of the feature event on his way to collecting the $500
payday ahead of Jeff Aikey, Jason Hahne, Josh Leonard,
and Gabe Umbarger!
Due to finding issues with the rear-end following the
contest, the decision was made by McKenna Motorsports
to forego Saturday's annual 'Fall Futurity' finale. Charlie's
2019 campaign is now complete and you can view all of
his season results by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
#22 TEAM BUSY AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY
Posted September 15, 2019
McKenna was a busy driver from September 12-14, as he
entered events with both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series and the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series during
the lucrative 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals'
weekend at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville,
Iowa. On Thursday night, Charlie narrowly missed out on
the $7,000 to win LOLMDS weekend opener after finishing
fifth in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
At Knoxville in a similar show on Friday evening, Charlie
placed eighth in his heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main,
which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap feature
With $40,000 on the line in Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' Charlie ran sixth
in the C-Main and was not able to transfer into the B-Main,
which also unfortunately kept him out of the crown jewel
headliner. The Clear Lake, Iowa ace was able to advance
into the $4,000 to win Malvern Bank main event and was
placed twenty-first in the final finishing order. Complete
results from the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State
can be accessed online at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.
CHARLIE STREAKS TO HARLAN PODIUM!
Posted September 3, 2019
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team
competed in Labor Day weekend special events at Shelby
County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa and Boone Speedway in
Boone, Iowa from August 31-September 2. On Saturday evening
at Harlan in a $2,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late Model
Series tilt, Charlie ran fifth in his heat race and third
in his B-Main to earn the outside of the ninth row for
the start of the 25-lap headliner. Charlie then charged
through the pack during the course of the contest, as
he blasted all the way up to third to land on the podium
behind only victor Corey Zeitner and runner-up Ben Schaller.
At Boone on Monday in a $2,000 to win IMCA Deery Bros.
Summer Series showdown, Charlie did not have near as good
of luck, as he spun to avoid a spinning car in his heat
race and later missed transferring into the 50-lap feature
by two positions through his B-Main.
MCKENNA SHOWS SPEED DURING YANKEE
Posted August 24, 2019
McKenna Motorsports team ventured to 300 Raceway in Farley,
Iowa on August 22-23 for the 42nd Annual 'Yankee Dirt
Track Classic.' On Thursday night in the $5,000 to win
Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series weekend opener, Charlie
McKenna ran second in his heat race prior to advancing
up to finish tenth in the 25-lap headliner. At Farley
on Friday evening, Charlie scored the victory in his dash
to earn the outside of the front row for the start of
the 50-lap grand finale. The Clear Lake, Iowa ace was
then running a solid third nearing the halfway mark in
the $12,000 to win contest when he was spun from behind
by another competitor. The incident caused him to be collected
up in a wreck and Charlie was forced to retire with damage
in the twenty-first position.
CHARLIE CHARGES TO SIXTH AT CORNING
Posted August 4, 2019
and Maxwell McKenna were both in the pit area at Adams
County Speedway in Corning, Iowa on Saturday evening,
August 3 for a Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series special
event, which boasted a $3,000 payday. After battling battery
problems early in the night, Charlie grabbed the fourth
transfer spot through his B-Main to earn the twenty-second
starting spot in the 25-lap feature event. Charlie then
charged through the talented field and eventually passed
sixteen competitors en route to an impressive sixth place
showing. His son Maxwell rolled off from the outside of
the thirteenth row in the headliner, stayed out of trouble
on the sprawling speedplant, and brought home a nineteenth
MCKENNA'S BIG WEEK KICKS OFF WITH WIN!
Posted July 28, 2019
very busy week for McKenna Motorsports started in victory
lane on Wednesday night, as Charlie McKenna bagged his
third feature win of 2019 at Hamilton County Speedway
in Webster City, Iowa! After winning his heat race in
preliminary action, Charlie came out on top of the Hamilton
County Fair feature to pick up the $600 payday over Ryan
Griffith, Jason Hahne, Rusty Patterson, and Kyle Krampe.
His son Maxwell was close behind, as he crossed underneath
the checkers in the sixth finishing position.
On Friday evening, July 26 at Crawford County Speedway
in Denison, Iowa, both drivers started near the tail of
the $2,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series
main event. Charlie moved up eleven positions to land
in the tenth spot, while Maxwell was paid for a seventeenth
place performance. Back at Hamilton County Speedway on
Saturday night, July 27, Charlie ran second in his heat
race and second again in the A-Main behind only victor
Jason Hahne. Maxwell, on the other hand, placed fifth
in his heat race and ninth in the $600 to win headliner.
#22 TEAM TACKLES I-80 AND HAMILTON CO.
Posted July 21, 2019
The McKenna Motorsports team invaded
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and Hamilton County
Speedway in Webster City, Iowa from July 18-20. On Thursday
night in the 'Prelude to the Silver Dollar Nationals'
at I-80, which was sanctioned by the Malvern Bank Super
Late Model Series, Charlie McKenna ran third in his heat
race to advance into the $5,300 to win main event, but
overheating woes in the 35-lapper knocked him back to
a twenty-first place performance. In a weekly show on
Saturday evening at Webster City, Charlie placed fourth
in the heat race and moved up to second in the running
order of the A-Main before slipping back to fourth at
the checkers behind only race winner Ryan Griffith, Jason
Hahne, and Darrell DeFrance. His son Maxwell was also
in action at the nearby racetrack, as he finished eighth
in the heat race and seventh in the headliner.
MCKENNA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH WIN!
Posted July 14, 2019
McKenna celebrated his birthday in style by picking up
his second victory of the 2019 racing season on Saturday
evening, July 13 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster
City, Iowa! After placing third in his heat race, but
experiencing rocker arm trouble while doing so, Charlie
jumped behind the wheel of his son Maxwell's car and rolled
off from the tail end of the feature field. The Clear
Lake, Iowa ace then streaked to the front of the pack,
grabbed the point on lap six, and led the remainder of
the distance to pocket the $600 top prize over Darrell
DeFrance, Ryan Griffith, Gabe Umbarger, and Jason Hahne!
Earlier in the weekend, the #22 team was in the pit area
at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa on Thursday,
July 11 for a $1,400 to win IMCA Late Model battle. Charlie
started and finished third in his stacked heat race prior
to passing two cars in the headliner to land in the eighth
finishing position. (Jodie Casey Photo)
CHARLIE MCKENNA MOVES FORWARD AT CORNING
Posted July 7, 2019
Independence Day holiday weekend took the #22 team to
Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa on Saturday evening,
July 6 for a visit by the Malvern Bank Super Late Model
Series. Charlie McKenna suffered a tire issue during his
heat race, but later won his B-Main to gain access into
the $2,000 to win headliner. Despite the track taking
rubber and turning one-lane in the 25-lap contest, Charlie
was able to move past five competitors on his way to a
respectable twelfth place outing.
MCKENNA LANDS ON WEBSTER CITY PODIUM
Posted June 30, 2019
After getting a flat tire early in
the IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series showdown on Thursday
night at Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa and battling
back to a sixteenth place outing, Charlie McKenna and
his #22 team were back in action on Saturday evening,
June 29 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.
Charlie moved up three positions to finish second in his
heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the
fourth row in the weekly headliner. The Clear Lake, Iowa
ace then blasted past five competitors to land on the
podium in third behind only race winner Ryan Griffith
and runner-up Darrell DeFrance. Maxwell McKenna was also
in action at Webster City and drove to a fifth place effort
in his heat race and an eleventh place showing in the
TOP FIVE FOR MCKENNA AT SHELBY COUNTY
Posted June 16, 2019
a rain-out at Webster City, the McKenna Motorsports team
made their way to Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa
on Saturday evening, June 15 for a $1,000 to win Late
Model contest. Charlie McKenna started and finished second
in his heat race and later rolled off from the outside
of the third row in the 20-lap main event. The Clear Lake,
Iowa driver was then able to move up one position on the
bottom groove dominated oval to land in the fifth finishing
position behind only victor Allan Hopp, Josh Leonard,
Bill Leighton, Jr., and Zach Zeitner. His son Maxwell
McKenna made his debut last night at SCS and was able
to stay out of trouble throughout the night en route to
a twelfth place effort.
MCKENNA MASTERS HAMILTON CO FOR 1ST WIN!
Posted June 9, 2019
McKenna and his #22 team celebrated in victory lane for
the first time in 2019 on Saturday evening, June 8 at
Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa! It was
an emotional night for Charlie, who underwent prostate
surgery back in February and was unsure if he would even
race this year. Charlie won his heat race in preliminary
action and later led each and every lap in the weekly
Late Model headliner to pocket the $600 payday over Jason
Hahne, Ryan Griffith, Gabe Umbarger, and Todd Johnson.
Earlier in the week on Wednesday in a $2,000 to win Malvern
Bank Super Late Model Series show at Stuart Speedway in
Stuart, Iowa, Charlie advanced to second in his heat race
prior to placing fourth in the 30-lap main event behind
only victor Jason O'Brien, Bill Leighton, Jr., and Corey
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