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Kennington wins Vortex Brake Pads 200; first road-course win

TSN.ca Staff

6/26/2011 5:30:37 PM

D.J. Kennington keeps the streak of different race winners alive in 2011 as he won the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday to become the fourth race winner in as many NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races this season.

Kennington, the defending series champion out of St. Thomas, Ont., passed JR Fitzpatrick in Turn 8 on Lap 50 of the 51-lap race to pick up his 10th series career and his first in a road-course event.

Fitzpatrick, who finished 10th in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc., was up front all race and battled Robin Buck lap after lap before Kennington's final lap heroics. Fitzpatrick led a race-high 19 laps and finished second followed by Buck in third.

Jeff Lapcevich and Scott Steckly completed the top five. Jason White, Dexter Stacey, Isabelle Tremblay, Howie Scannell Jr., and Joey McColm rounded out the top 10.

The race was slowed due to caution six times for 21 laps and the race lead exchanged hands seven times among five drivers.

The Vortex Brake Pads 200 will be telecast by TSN on Saturday, July 2 at 1:30pm et/10:30am pt.