Jennerstown Senneker report

For Immediate release: July 20, 1996 "Jennerstown 250" Finished: 17th Running Started: 3rd, 18.691 (100.540 mph) Coming into the Jennerstown race, Bob had won the last 2 races at the Jennerstown (PA) oval; both events in ...

For Immediate release:

July 20, 1996 "Jennerstown 250" Finished: 17th Running Started: 3rd, 18.691 (100.540 mph)

Coming into the Jennerstown race, Bob had won the last 2 races at the Jennerstown (PA) oval; both events in 1995. Plus in 1996 he had won the last 2 out 3 ASA races.. During the practice session on Friday afternoon, Bob posted the quickest time at 18.55 seconds. At the start of the race, Bob dropped to 4th, by lap 17 he was in 8th and starting to all further back in the field. Bob radioed the crew that his stagger was off, Bob fell to 13th by lap 35, but worked his way up to 11th by lap 40 and was maintaining his position. At lap 65, Bob radioed the crew that he had lost the front brakes on the Lane/JR Automation/Mr. Gasket Ford Thunderbird; the brake pedal had went all the way to the floor and as he waited for a caution, he was lapped by the leader, Eddy. The first caution was at lap 80, the crew found that the right front brake caliper had an o-ring go bad and clamped that line off, Senneker would finish the day on 3 brakes. While he was in for repairs, they changed rear tires and fueled the car, when he returned to the track had lost 3 more laps in the pits, for a total of 4. The green waved at lap 88, with very few cars out at this point; 29 cars were still running at lap 125. On the next stop Bob said "..the car was really loose" and with 3 brakes it was kinda "scary". The 2nd caution waved for an accident at lap 189, the "Bluebird" came in for service and took on right side tires with a great 11.6 second stop. The green waved at lap 161, 24 cars were running at this point with Bob running in the top 20. Even though the Ford had 3 brakes he was able to maintain his position on the track, often times running as fast as the leaders. When the checkers waved at the end, Bob was in 17th place. Only 2 cautions waved on this afternoon, and the attrition was very low. Mike Eddy won, Tony Raines - 2nd, Joe Nott - 3rd, Mike Miller - 4th and Brad Loney - 5th. "It was kinda scary out there with only 3 brakes, but the car was fast at the end," Senneker said after the race. "The crew did a great job in fixing the problem and losing only 3 laps in the pits."

The AC Delco Challenge Series travels next to LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway for the "LaCrosse 300" next Sunday. The race will be televised nationally by The Nashville Network (TNN) starting at 2 p.m. (EDT).

********************************************************************** AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 8 event) 1. Scott Hansen 1314 11. Tony Roper 1002 2. Gary St. Amant 1296 12. Rick Miller 978 3. Joe Nott 1228 13. Ted Smokstad 933 4. Tony Raines 1203 14. Tom Jones 928 Dave Sensiba 1203 15. Jack Landis (R) 888 6. Mike Miller 1186 16. Rick Beebe 867 7. BOB SENNEKER 1157 17. Dennis Lampman 824 8. Kevin Cywinski (R) 1103` 18. Harold Fair 817 9. Brad Loney 1084 19. Carl Miskotten (R) 810 10. Mike Eddy 1061 20. Dennis Berry (R) 784

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 Excitement 300" Mike Miller I-70 Speedway, Kansas City, MO July 6 "Hawkeye Downs 300" Bob Senneker Hawkeye Downs Speedway; Cedar Rapids, IA July 20 "Pennsylvania 250" Mike Eddy 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 Senneker homepage - fax 616-776-0488

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Series Stock car
Drivers Tony Raines , Mike Miller , Scott Hansen