Another Top Five Performance Escapes

Aztec, NM (July 31 2007)-Fifteen year old ASA Late Model driver Alex
Kennedy from Aztec, NM had another great run going in the Rockford 100 on
Saturday night before the part’s gremlins came calling again. “It’s
frustrating because the guys work so hard to get the car this fast,” said
Alex after the race. “We were running fourth and then the car just stopped
during caution.” After getting the car back to the pits the crew
discovered a driveline failure that would end their night. Alex was
running fourth behind eventual winner Eddie Hoffman through the first
three-quarters of the event at the high-banked bullring that is Rockford
Speedway. Usually it takes drivers a while to find the quick line around
Rockford but Alex came up to speed real fast posting the eighth best time
in qualifying. Celebrating their 60th anniversary this is an old worn out
track with a lot of character. “This is a hard place to drive,” said Alex.
“Its kind of beat up but it is fun to race here!” Alex has been running in
the top ten in all four events this season with bad luck catching up to
the team on three occasions this year. Alex Kennedy hopes for better luck
when the ASA Late Model Series Northern Division invades the Wolverine
state for the Michigan double on August 17th and 18th at Dixie and Owosso
Speedways.