Gaunt Brothers Racing, DJ Kennington to Compete in NASCAR Truck Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Castrol Canada and Spectra Premium Partner with Canadian Owner-Driver Combo
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2017) – Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR), owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, will field a Toyota Tundra entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) this Sunday, Sept. 3. Two-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion DJ Kennington, who piloted GBR’s Daytona 500 entry earlier this season, will drive the No. 96 Tundra on the 2.459-mile road course.
Joining Gaunt and Kennington, both natives of Ontario, are Kennington’s longtime partner Castrol Canada and Spectra Premium, both of which will adorn the Toyota Tundra for the series’ lone Canadian event in 2017.
“We are pleased to have DJ back with us at GBR,” said Gaunt. “Our successful entry together in the Daytona 500 established a relationship that we are honored to continue. Our partners for the event, Castrol Canada and Spectra Premium, both have Canadian roots, so having DJ drive the Castrol Spectra Premium Toyota Tundra makes for an exciting trip to our home province.”
Kennington enters the lone Truck Series road course race of the season as one of the event’s most established road racers. He is a three-time race winner at CTMP.
“This is a tremendous opportunity given to me by GBR to compete for a win in a talented division,” said Kennington. “This track has been good to me in the past, and Castrol was there for all three wins. I’m thrilled they’re along for the ride again.”
“We at Wakefield (Castrol Canada) are proud to sponsor DJ Kennington as he races in the NASCAR Truck Series” said Natalee Davis, sponsorship manager for Wakefield. “It’s been a great year for DJ and we’re happy to be a part of his journey.’
Spectra Premium, North American leader in aftermarket automotive cooling systems, air conditioning, fuel delivery, engine management and undercar products and tier-1 OE manufacturer for fuel delivery systems, will join GBR’s Truck Series effort this weekend as a major associate partner on the Toyota Tundra.
“We are very excited about sponsoring a proficient and successful driver like DJ Kennington for this race,” said Jason Best, Senior Vice President Aftermarket of Spectra Premium Industries.
The race will air live this Sunday at 2:30 pm ET on FS1.
About Castrol Canada: Wakefield Canada is the national distributor for all Castrol premium products and Super Clean cleaner degreaser. Wakefield provides products to retailers, automotive and commercial heavy duty customers and motorcycle dealers with dedicated customer service and technical support, as well as industry-leading marketing program to drive growth for both customers and brands. Wakefield provides sales, marketing and distribution solutions to over 5,000 customers in all segments, including: retailers, warehouse distributors, automotive and heavy duty jobbers and distributors, franchised and independent installers, quick lubes, heavy duty fleet companies, new car dealers, off-road equipment operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and municipal fleets.
Follow them at @CastrolCanada on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Castrol products, please visit castrol.ca. For more information about Wakefield Canada, please visit wakefieldcanada.ca.
About Spectra Premium Industries: Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra Premium is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in auto parts manufacturing and distribution. The company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 17 warehouses. With its international distribution networks and unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra Premium is the automobile manufacturers’, auto technicians’ and handymen’s choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra Premium.
For more information about Spectra Premium, please visit spectrapremium.com
About Gaunt Brothers Racing: Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, operates out of Mooresville, N.C. The Toyota team utilizes championship-winning Triad engines to compete in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. GBR previously fielded teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Pinty’s Series, for drivers Alex Bowman, Jason Bowles and John Gaunt, recording a victory in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown and a track-record qualifying time on the Toronto street course.