MCKENNA SEVENTH AT WEST BURLINGTON!
Posted June 6, 2021
A pair of $3,000 to win Malvern Bank
Super Late Model Series contests in the Hawkeye State
greeted the #22 team over the June 4-5 weekend. On Friday
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Charlie McKenna
placed fifth in his loaded heat race prior to winding
up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 35-lap
headliner. At 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday
evening, Charlie earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying
session prior to finishing fourth in heat race action.
After starting the main event from the pole position,
the Ames, Iowa standout raced hard to stay up front before
eventually being paid for a seventh place performance.
Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed
online at www.slmrseries.com.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND HEADLINED BY TOP TEN
Posted June 1, 2021
Following early weekend rain-outs,
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team competed in a pair of
races to close out the Memorial Day holiday weekend at
Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa and Huset's Speedway
in Brandon, South Dakota. On Sunday, May 30 at Vinton
in a $1,500 to win program, Charlie ran sixth in his heat
race and later moved up inside of the top ten to finish
ninth in the A-Main, which was contested on a mostly one-groove
At Huset's on Monday, May 31, a $6,000 winner's check
was up for grabs in the 'Ben Nothdurft Memorial,' which
was sanctioned by the Tri-State Series. Charlie placed
sixth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main,
which unfortunately narrowly kept him out of the headliner
that was ultimately won by Tad Pospisil.
CHARLIE MCKENNA EIGHTH IN NEBRASKA TRIP
Posted May 23, 2021
Charlie McKenna unloaded his MB Customs
Super Late Model for the first time in 2021 on Friday
night, May 21 at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa. A $12,000
top prize was up for grabs in the 'Truck Country 50,'
which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series. Charlie ran fifth in his heat race and fourth
in the B-Main, which locked him into the outside of the
tenth row for the start of the 50-lap feature. Unfortunately,
his race was a short one, as Charlie was involved in a
hard wreck on a lap four restart and was forced to retire
his #22 machine in the nineteenth position.
The action quickly shifted to Off Road Speedway in Norfolk,
Nebraska on Saturday evening, May 22. The Malvern Bank
Super Late Model Series rolled into the Cornhusker State
to preside over a $2,000 to win show. Charlie timed in
fourth fastest in Group B during qualifying, ran fifth
in his heat race, and later climbed up to eighth in the
30-lap headliner. Complete results from both weekend races
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
MCKENNA GRABS TOP TEN IN CORNING VISIT
Posted May 17, 2021
The McKenna Motorsports team followed
the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series to Adams County
Speedway in Corning, Iowa on Saturday evening, May 15
for a $3,000 to win contest. Charlie McKenna knocked down
the eleventh quickest lap in Group A during qualifying
before running fifth in his stacked heat race. After a
third place run in his B-Main, Charlie rolled off from
the inside of the tenth row in the headliner. The Ames,
Iowa ace was then able to charge past nine competitors
during the race to bag a tenth place performance. Sunday's
tilt scheduled for Stuart Speedway in Stuart, Iowa was
unfortunately washed out by inclement weather. Complete
results from Corning can be viewed online at www.slmrseries.com.
CHARLIE MCKENNA ELEVENTH AT ROCK RAPIDS
Posted May 9, 2021
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team
headed to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Friday
night, May 7 for a $3,000 to win Malvern Bank Super Late
Model Series shootout. Charlie posted the tenth quickest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to
nabbing the sixth spot in the finish of his heat race.
After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row
in the A-Main, Charlie was able to move up to eleventh
in the final finishing order. Saturday's similar contest
scheduled for Park Jefferson International Speedway in
Jefferson, South Dakota was unfortunately rained out.
Full results from Friday's visit to Rock Rapids can be
accessed by clicking on www.slmrseries.com.
MCKENNA NABS PAIR OF TOP FIVE FINISHES!
Posted May 3, 2021
The McKenna Motorsports team competed
in a trio of Late Model events from April 30-May 2 in
the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. On Friday night
at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, a $3,000
winner's check was on the line for the Malvern Bank Super
Late Model Series. Charlie McKenna placed sixth in his
stacked heat race and later wound up twenty-second in
the final finishing order of the feature.
At Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg in a similar
$3,000 to win Malvern Bank Series race on Saturday evening,
Charlie placed second in his heat race, led early in the
30-lap main event, and eventually placed fourth at the
checkers behind only winner Chad Holladay, Kyle Berck,
and Aaron Marrant. On Sunday in a $1,500 to win special
at Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa, Charlie finished
fourth in both his heat race and the A-Main behind only
victor Richie Gustin, Jeff Aikey, and Jason Hahne!
ENGINE WOES SLOW MCKENNA AT WEBSTER CITY
Posted April 18, 2021
Charlie McKenna and his #22 team
found themselves at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown,
Iowa and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa
on April 16-17. In the $3,000 to win Hoker Trucking Series
event on Friday night at Marshalltown, Charlie finished
sixth in his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and sixteenth
in the 30-lap headliner. On Saturday evening at Webster
City, another $3,000 top prize was up for grabs in a Malvern
Bank Super Late Model Series special. Charlie clicked
off the second fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
and ran fifth in his heat race, but engine woes during
the A-Main relegated the Ames, Iowa standout to a disappointing
fourteenth place showing. Complete results from both weekend
shows can be viewed online at www.slmrseries.com.
MCKENNA UNLOADS FAST AT I-80 SPEEDWAY!
Posted April 4, 2021
Following a long off-season, Team
22 lifted the lid to their 2021 campaign on April 2-3
in the 'Spring Meltdown' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska! The Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series presided
over the two-day spectacular, which kicked off on Friday
night with a pair of split-field, $1,500 to win programs.
Charlie McKenna ran second in his heat race on Friday
before advancing two spots during the 15-lap opener to
garner a solid sixth place effort.
In Saturday's showdown, which boasted a $4,000 paycheck,
Charlie picked up the victory in his stacked heat race
and later drove to an impressive fifth place performance
in the 'Spring Meltdown' finale to finish behind only
victor Andrew Kosiski, Josh Leonard, Tad Pospisil, and
Jesse Sobbing! Complete results from both season-opening
races can be accessed by clicking on www.slmrseries.com.
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