My Story
My name is Jonathan McKennedy and I live in Chelmsford Massachusetts. I have been racing since the age of 9 and my greatest passion is to race. Since the first time I put on my helmet I knew that this was where my future was. I started in Tiger Sprints and then progressed to Karts, Mini Sprints, Stock Cars, 350 Supermodifieds, International Supermodifieds, Modifieds, TQ Midgets, Pavement Midgets and anything with wheels! As a child I have been very fortunate to have the support of my wonderful family and close friends. My dad felt it was very important for me to learn from the ground up. I had to be able to work on, maintain and also drive my own cars. This was a valuable lesson in desire and determination as well as taught me how to multi-task and organize my time. While I was a full time student I had to prepare my car, set it up, organize trailer and then drive it when I got to the track. There is no greater feeling or accomplishment than when you get to the track and are able to interact with fans and then be able to strap in to a car that you prepared with your own hands and then to bring home the win! I cannot Compare it to anything else in the world what that feeling is like. Seeing the excitement in the fans is amazing and just gives you such a feeling of being part of a community that cares about one another. I have been fortunate to have been able to participate in several charity events at different locations throughout New England. Those events are very humbling and made me realize just how lucky I am to be able to do what I love to do. Looking to my future I can only hope that I can continue to pursue my life of racing. I feel that I have so much to offer to the racing community and VALVOLINE with my bright personality, knowledge of race cars, versatility of race cars, my ability to adapt and my strong desire to win. I am very accomplished competing and winning at over 22 tracks from Canada to Florida and I feel that I would be an asset to VALVOLINE and with their help be able to move to the next level of racing. It would be an honor to have VALVOLINE proudly displayed on my uniform, car, pit cart and hauler.

Occupation
Highway Division - Town of Chelmsford

Racing Classification
Asphalt Oval/Concrete Oval

Vehicle Type
Supermodiifed, Modified

Highlights
2017 International Supermodiified Champion (ISMA) Worlds Fastest Short Track Race Cars with the quickness of an Indy Car Touring from Canada to Ohio and the Northeast, 4 Time Modified Racing Series Champion 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2016 (Modified touring from Maine to Connecticut). Tri Track Champion 2014 (Most elite Modifieds from FL to ME). 2016 Season ran 25 races from FL to ME and won 11 and had 23 top 5's and was the Northeast Touring Premier Driver of the Year.

Sponsorships & Partners
Penske shocks, Wilwood Brakes, EXIT Realty, Cross Country Mortgage, Christophers Towing