Driver Spotlight: Kenny MacKenzie Jr.
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This week, we profile Kenny Mackenzie Jr. Coming from a family rich in racing history in New Brunswick, Junior has already made his claim as one of the up and coming stars of the sport. After beginning in Bandoleros, Mackenzie moved up to a Street Stock in the middle of 2012. By the end of the year, he had a win at Speedway Miramichi after just a handful of starts.
The shop Junior races out of is a hopping place. When you add the experience of his father Ken Mackenzie Sr. and Dave O’Blenis along with the youth of Alexandra and Courtney O’Blenis, it is shaping up to be a busy year for the Mackenzie/O’Blenis combination with nine cars between them.
DRIVER: Kenny Mackenzie Jr.
HOMETOWN: Salisbury, New Brunswick
DIVISION: Street Stocks
TRACK: Speedway 660, Petty International Raceway
CAR OWNER: Ken Mackenzie Sr/Kenny Mackenzie Jr
CREW: Mom, Dad, Dave O’Blenis, Dave Budd, Drew Lewis, Steve Casey, Mikey, Ann, Tom and Fred.
2012 HOME TRACK POINT FINISH: Partial season split between Bandoleros and Street Stocks.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Feature win in Street Stock at Speedway Miramici
TCM SCOUTING REPORT: You have to believe with the win at Speedway Miramichi, combined with experience in a Street Stock at Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway, Mackenzie has to be a prime candidate for Rookie of the Year in the Street Stock class, but with Justin Cole and Greg Cashol among others looking for the same thing, it will be something exciting to follow this season. Oh, and don’t forget, his girlfriend Alexandra O’Blenis has a Street Stock of her own, which could make for some exciting conversations in the shop during the week as they go at it for the freshman crown!
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