Pendleton, Ind. (June 11, 2003) -- One of his most successful tracks on the ASA Racing Series circuit, all-time victory leader Bob Senneker scored six victories at Indianapolis Raceway Park, topping the charts in ASA events. Three-time series ...
Pendleton, Ind. (June 11, 2003) -- One of his most successful tracks on the ASA Racing Series circuit, all-time victory leader Bob Senneker scored six victories at Indianapolis Raceway Park, topping the charts in ASA events. Three-time series titlist Butch Miller has racked up three wins with Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy and 1989 Rookie of the Year Scott Hansen earning two trips to the winner's circle.
In the series' second trip to the .686-mile oval, the No. 84 machine of Senneker produced his initial victory in June of 1980. He bypassed Butch Miller on the 167th circuit, pacing the final 34 laps of the Coca-Cola 200. Senneker edged out Mark Martin at the checkered flag.
Dominating the last portion of the event in June of 1981, Senneker led the final 78 laps, finishing ahead of Trickle, Eddy, and Rusty Wallace. Getting the best of a battle with Eddy, Senneker took his third checkered flag at the Clermont, Ind. track in May of 1982 at the Pole Day Stocks 200.
Senneker's next victory at IRP began a streak of three consecutive visits the winner's circle. In the Fall Classic 300, he made a late-race pass on Eddy, then led the final 14 laps. He finished ahead of Eddy, Trickle and Alan Kulwicki.
In October of 1983, after out-dueling Canadian standout Junior Hanley, Senneker crossed the finish line in first spot. Senneker took the point for the final occasion on lap 226, controlling the remainder of the event. Hanley settled for second place with Trickle, Wallace and Bobby Allison rounding out the top-five finishers. Sailing around Butch Miller on the 138th go-around, Senneker then captured his third consecutive win at IRP, paying him $6,520. He finished ahead of Martin and Trickle.
Winning his first event at IRP in September of 1986, Butch Miller then preceded to chalk up three consecutive victories. At the Carquest 200, Butch Miller darted into leadership honors on the 118th lap and then dominated the final 83 circuits. He finished 1.5 seconds in front of Trickle with Martin crossing the line in third position.
After bypassing Wisconsin competitor Ted Musgrave on the 141st go-around, Butch Miller produced his second win. Musgrave held on for second with Michigan's Harold Fair placing third. For the second consecutive event, Butch Miller grabbed the pole and then won the event. He passed Senneker on the 156th lap, leading the final 45 laps of the event in June of 1988. At the checkers, he finished over four seconds ahead of Fair with 1986 Rookie of the Year Kenny Wallace in third.
The most recent triumph for the Michigan competitor occurred in 2000, his first season back in the series that builds champions. This marked the most dominant victory of his four trips to the winner's circle. He grabbed the pole for a third consecutive time and then led 171 of the 200 laps including pacing the final 100 circuits. At the checkers, he finished .709 seconds in front of Tim Sauter with Kevin Cywinski in third spot.
In one of the most dramatic finishes at IRP, Trickle passed Senneker with three laps remaining to take over leadership honors. At the finish, he was ahead of Eddy, Senneker and Mike Miller. Completing another late-race winning pass, Trickle powered around Butch Miller on the 184th circuit, then crossed the line in front of Rusty Wallace and Bob Strait. Trickle's final win occurred in August of 1985 at the Circle City 200 after starting from the inside of the front row. He took command of the field at the beginning and ultimately led all but two laps of the event.
Taking the lead with two circuits remaining at the Circle City 200 in July of 1981, Eddy captured his first victory. Trickle advanced to second at the finish with Don Gregory of Ohio recording third-place honors. Holding off a hard-charging Glenn Allen Jr., Eddy returned to the winner's circle in May of 1995.
Pulling away at the end, Hansen easily won the Starvin' Marvin / Speedway ASA 200 in June of 1996. He finished two seconds ahead of Kevin Cywinski with Dave Sensiba crossing the line in third spot. After getting the best of a battle between Eddy, Hansen scored his second victory. Eddy finished second with Mike Garvey in third position.
Single-event winners at IRP include Don Gregory, Ted Musgrave, Johnny SSauter, Gary t. Amant and David Stremme.
In the 2002 event at IRP, $50,000 Rookie of the Year winner David Stremme fought off a determined Mike Garvey for the final 50 laps of the Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented by ASI Limited.
Stremme assumed the lead on lap 127 when Clanton, in the Camp Fire USA Chevrolet, tangled with two cars at the back of the field on the front straightaway. Clanton was knocked from the lead spot after he spun and brushed the Turn 1 wall.
Stremme went on to win by .373 seconds over Garvey with North Carolina's Greg Stewart in the Body Balance Pontiac third, followed by seven-time ASA champion Mike Eddy and Danny Edwards Jr. rounding out the top five.
Making their annual stop at the state-of-the-art Indianapolis Raceway Park, the ASA Racing Series holds the ASA Racing 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires on Saturday June 28. This marks the first of three stops in the Hoosier State and the 24th event at IRP, a premier .686-mile oval racing facility.
ASA returns to the famed Indianapolis Raceway Park for the ASA Racing 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires on Saturday, June 28, with the first of two practice sessions beginning at noon. Pole qualifying is set for 4 p.m. with a fan autograph session and live musical entertainment to follow. The ASA Racing 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires goes green at 9 p.m. (Eastern)
Tickets are available through the ASA office at a cost of $25 for general admission seats. Discounts are available when purchasing in advance. For additional information, contact the ASA ticket line at 1-888-ASA-1020 or visit www.asaracing.com.