Pole-sitter D.J. Kennington took his second victory in two weeks after taking advantage of the misfortune of J.R. Fitzpatrick, and won the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series' EMCO 200 at Delaware Speedway.
Kennington took the lead from Fitzpatrick on lap 158 when the latter had to make an unscheduled pit stop due to a problem with his brakes. Kennington led several laps in early going after starting the race from the pole position in his No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge.
It was his second NCTS win of the 2012 season and 13th of his career. Additionally, it was his third win in four starts at his home track.
Defending series champion Scott Steckly overcame some early problems to finish second while Jason Hathaway came home in third. Two-time series champion Andrew Ranger finished fourth followed by Pete Shepherd III in fifth position.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series embarks on its three-race swing though Western Canada on Saturday, July 14 for the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 at Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, B.C.