Berlin report 96-06-22

Senneker Wins 80th ASA race at Berlin!!!!! June 22, 1996 "Port City 200"; Berlin Raceway, Grand Rapids, MI Finished: WON!!!! Started: 5th 16.315 Before a huge hometown crowd at Berlin Raceway under picture perfect weather for...

Senneker Wins 80th ASA race at Berlin!!!!!

June 22, 1996 "Port City 200"; Berlin Raceway, Grand Rapids, MI Finished: WON!!!! Started: 5th 16.315

Before a huge hometown crowd at Berlin Raceway under picture perfect weather for racing, Bob captured his series leading 80th career victory. During practice the car had a push and for qualifying Bob posted the 5th quickest time. After qualifying, Bob changed rearends in his Lane Automotive/JR Automation/Mr. Gasket Ford Thunderbird, looking for the right set-up for the 200 lap feature, guess what --it worked!!! This was the 28th ASA race at the half mile oval in Marne. At the green flag, Bob maintained his position, by lap 29th he was 4th. For 3 laps from 44-47 he and Beebe run side by side for third with Bob on the low side trying to make the pass work, but he couldn't and backed out. The third caution waves at lap 53, and Bob radios the crew he is "loose and needs to tighten it up when we pit". As the green flag waves at lap 58, Bob charges to 3rd place at lap 61 on the high side, and in the "Bluebird" in one fell swoop powers by Sensiba and Eddy on the high groove much to the delight of the 10,000 Senneker faithful, how were on their feet cheering him on! Bob stayed out front until the 4th caution waved at lap 80, when he decided to pit for fresh right sides. The Senneker Motorsports crew made an awesome stop to get Bob back out first, 3 cars remained on the track electing not to pit and that left Bob running fourth on the track. When the green waved at lap 88, Bob moved to 3rd at lap 89 and at lap 93, when the leader Lampman spun, that put Bob in the lead where he would stay until the checkers flew. Throughout the last 100 laps Bob would stretch his lead to many car lengths over the second place car of Mike Miller. Miller would attempt to reel Bob in but could never do it. This was Senneker's first win at Berlin Since August 1989. "The car ran perfect, it was awesome", a smiling Senneker said after the race. "Yeah, there is always pressure here, cause I've got so many laps on this racetrack I'm supposed to know what I'm doing here; we've finally got it right. I love this Grand rapids race track! If were gonna do it anywhere, this is the place to do it." What was the 80th win like compared to his first ASA win? "They get sweeter as we go along, the next one will be even sweeter and so will the one after that!" Senneker jumped to 6th in the points standings. In attendance for his first ASA race was the owner of JR Automation Mr. J.C. Huizenga, plus many other associates of JR.The ASA cars will next be at the high banks of I-70 Speedway in Kansas City, MO., the race will be televised live on TNN at 9pm (EDT).

********************************************************************** T-shirts are here!!! The new 1996 Bob Senneker shirts are available for $15.00 from Senneker Motorsports. They are ash colored with a car on the front and #84 on the back, please add $4.00 shipping and handling Sizes are: S, M, L, XL $15.00 XXL $16.00 send check or money order to: Senneker Motorsports PO Box 140984 Grand Rapids, MI 40514-0984 *********************************************************************** THE SPONSOR SEARCH CONTINUES.... Senneker Motorsports is still searching for a sponsor to replace Johnsonville, a replacement has not been found. YET. The marketing firm for Senneker, The RAN Group is still agressively looking for sponsors.

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