Cedar Rapids Senneker report

For immediate release: SENNEKER SCORES 81ST VICTORY AT CEDAR RAPIDS!!!!!!!!!!! July 6, 1996 "Hawkeye Downs 300" Finished: WON!!! Started: 5th 18.888 (95.299 mph) A champion can remain calm, cool and collected to ...

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SENNEKER SCORES 81ST VICTORY AT CEDAR RAPIDS!!!!!!!!!!!

July 6, 1996 "Hawkeye Downs 300" Finished: WON!!! Started: 5th 18.888 (95.299 mph)

A champion can remain calm, cool and collected to overcome adversity; Bob Senneker posses all those qualities and because of that he now possess another ASA trophy for his mantle. Senneker captured his 81st career ASA victory, Saturday afternoon in front of a huge Cedar Rapids crowd and an even larger crowd on TNN, as the race was televised LIVE. Bob started in the 5th position, but on lap 9 he began to fall back when his motor started to miss, it was assumed a plug wire had come off and he maintained his speed while waiting for a caution. The first caution flew at lap 43, Senneker came to the aid of his crew and they fixed the plug wire. He rejoined the field in 23rd position, at the lap 80 mark he was in 19th. When the 2nd caution flew at lap 97, Bob pitted for right side tires and was running 14th. He had worked himself into the top 10 at lap 140, when the 5th caution of the day flew at lap 158, Bob came into change left side rubber and was running 15th, when he returned to the track. Bob continued to work his way to the front and at lap 200 passed Scott Hansen for the lead and led the rest of the way for the victory, he won by a 4.676 margin. On it being a hot day Senneker said, "I shouldn't outlast these young guys, but the car drove so easy, and the motor ran so good. The car didn't feel that great but Hal (spotter) kept telling me that we were as fast the leaders were, maybe a little faster. I could not run on the outside and pass, but alone I could run along the bottom real good. Our sponsors Lane Automotive, JR Automation, Mr. Gasket were happy for them, our engine builder Kinetics; did a heck of a job on the motor." On the plug wire coming off..."10 laps in I thought we might lost a cylinder, it wasn't smoking, I picked up the pace and the crew did a heck of a job not to lose a lap. After the last stop, we got the stagger right and the Goodyears really hooked up, It shouldn't be this easy." Bob jumped from 8th to 5th in ASA points, the next ASA race is July 20 at Jennerstown Speedway in Jennerstown, PA; where Senneker won both races in 1995. The "Jennerstown 250" will be telecast nationally on TNN starting at 2 pm (EDT). The ASA cars have visited the only paved track in Iowa three times, Senneker has 2 wins and a second place finish. In 1994 he finished 2nd to Steve Holzhausen, 1995 he won the event when the leaders crashed with 5 laps to go while running third and or course in 1996 the "Bluebird" led the most laps; the last 100 to capture win #81.

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AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 7 event) 1. Gary St. Amant 1156 11. Tony Roper 852 2. Scott Hansen 1148 12. Rick Miller 850 3. Dave Sensiba 1090 13. Tom Jones 812 4. Joe Nott 1043 14. Jack Landis (R) 806 5. BOB SENNEKER 1042 15. Ted Smokstad 797 6. Tony Raines 1023 16. Dennis Lampman 745 7. Mike Miller 1016 17. Rick Beebe 743 8. Kevin Cywinski (R) 956` 18. Carl Miskotten (R) 740 9. Brad Loney 919 19. Bill Baird 673 10. Mike Eddy 866 20. Yale Conley MD 672

1996 AC Delco Challenge Series Schedule

February 11 Hooters 300 Mike Eddy USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL May 5 "Glass City 300" TNN Scott Hansen Toledo(OH) Speedway May 12 "Buckeye 300" Gary St. Amant Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway June 15 "Speedway 200" Scott Hansen Indianapolis(IN) Raceway Park June 22 "Berlin 200" Bob Senneker Berlin Raceway; Grand Rapids, MI June 29 "Pontiac Excitment 300" Mike Miller I-70 Speedway, Kansas City, MO July 6 "Hawkeye Downs 300" Bob Senneker Hawkeye Downs Speedway; Cedar Rapids, IA July 20 "Pennsylvannia 250" TNN 2pm Jennerstown(PA) Speedway July 28 "LaCrosse 300" TNN 3pm LaCrosse(WI) Fairgrounds Speedway August 4 "Pontiac 300" TNN 1pm Lancaster(NY) Speedway August 10 "Berlin 300" PRIME 9pm Berlin Raceway; Grand Rapids, MI August 17 "Anderson-Weidner 400" PRIME 9pm Anderson(IN) Speedway August 25 "Badgerland 150" TNN 3pm Milwaukee Mile Speedway September 2 "Miller 300" NO Television Minnesota St. Fair Speedway, Minneapolis, MN September 8 "Wisconsin 300" PRIME 4pm Wisconsin Int'l Raceway; Kaukauna, WI September 21 "Hawkeye Downs 300" TNN 2pm Hawkeye Downs Speedway; Cedar Rapids, IA September 29 "Toledo 400" TNN 1pm Toledo(OH) Speedway October 6 "Midwest 300" TNN 3pm Salem(IN) Super Speedway October 13 "Jennerstown 400" PRIME 2pm Jennerstown(PA) Speedway November 17 "ASA 300" TNN 1pm Southern National Speedway; Kenly, NC

All times eastern, TNN (The Nashville Network)

Sincerely, Senneker Motorsports Joe Ruch Public Relations/Marketing bluebird84@wingsbbs.com Bluebird84@aol.com Senneker homepage - http://web.wingsbbs.com/Senneker fax 616-776-0488

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