Columbus Seneker report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ********************************************************************** THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE BLUEBIRD NEWS ********************************************************************** SENNEKER FINISHES 7TH IN BUCKEYE...


********************************************************************** THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE BLUEBIRD NEWS **********************************************************************


The "Buckeye 300" which was originally scheduled for April 28, but was rained out and was run on Mother's Day. Under partly cloudy skies with a brisk wind, the "Bluebird" was ready to do battle on the tight 1/3 mile Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway. Bob started 15th, when the 2nd caution flew at lap 17, he said the car was "loose" but would come around as the green flag laps continued. Bob was in 13th with the car "getting better" at lap 25 and at lap 44 he was 12th, by lap 67 he was 11th. The lead pack of cars were running in a single file line with passing at a premium, the only time drivers were moving up in position was when drivers spun out and lost positions. At the lap 87 mark, Bob cracked the top 10. At the Columbus event it is the only ASA event where a driver does not have to make a mandatory pit stop. Stopping for new tires is definately out of the question. The 9th caution waves when the #88 of Mike Eddy spins ahead of Bob, and that allows him to move into 9th place. At lap 160, Bob is in 8th place, but when the slower traffic spins in front and the leaders scramble, Bob gets shutled back to 9th. At lap 170 he regains 8th place, lap 176 he gets 7th. Although he makes an attempt to further himself in the field, late race cautions and slower traffic slow his progress and that is where he finished. "The Lane/JR Automation/Mr. Gasket Ford Thunderbird ran OK today, it was a litle lose at the beginning but it finally came around," said Bob. "This is a short, flat racetrack, that really shouldn't be called a racetrack. The key is just finishing and staying out of trouble."

********************************************************************** SENNEKER LANDS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR JR Automation technologies Inc. of Holland, Michigan has stepped up as an associate sponsor of Bob Sennekers ASA Ford Thunderbird. The sponsor will be on the car at the Columbus ASA race. JR Automation is a leader in building and designing special machines, automation systems, die quick change, heat stakes and robotic equipment.

However, 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.

********************************************************************** LAKELAND OUT, KENLY NORTH CAROLINA IN ON ASA SCHEDULE Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC will host the ASA finale November 17, marking the first time ASA will compete in the hub of North Carolina on the four-tenths mile facility three hours east of Charlotte.



By the next race at IRP June 15, the "NEW" Bob Senneker t-shirts will be done and available for sale at the track and through the Bluebird news


AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 3 event) 1. Gary St. Amant 546 11. Tony Raines 370 2. Joe Nott 530 12. Tony Roper 356 3. Mike Eddy 466 13. Ted Smokstad 351 4. Scott Hansen 454 14. Rick Miller 342 5. Bob Senneker 440 15. Dennis Lampman 329 6. Brad Loney 427 16. Rick Beebe 323 7. Dave Sensiba 418 17. Dennis Berry (R) 305 8. Jack Landis (R) 416 18. Yale conley 283 9. Tom Jones 379 19. Eddie Sharp 281 10. Kevin Cywinski 374 20. Alec Pinsonneault 258

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" Gart St. Amant Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway June 15 "Speedway 200" TBA 10pm Indianapolis(IN) Raceway Park June 22 "Berlin 200" NO Television Berlin Raceway; Grand Rapids, MI June 29 "Pontiac Excitment 300" TNN 10pm I-70 Speedway, Kansas City, MO July 6 "Hawkeye Downs 300" TNN 2pm 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 "Buffalo 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

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Series Stock car
Drivers Tony Raines , Scott Hansen