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MCKENNA CLOSES OUT 2019 IN WINNING FASHION!

Posted October 20, 2019
Clear 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
Charlie 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 event.

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
The 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
Charlie 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 place effort.


MCKENNA'S BIG WEEK KICKS OFF WITH WIN!

Posted July 28, 2019
A 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
Charlie 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
The 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 main event.


TOP FIVE FOR MCKENNA AT SHELBY COUNTY

Posted June 16, 2019
Following 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
Charlie 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 Zeitner!

 

 

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