Kaukana Senneker report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANE AUTOMOTIVE - JR AUTOMATION - MR GASKET FORD THUNDERBIRD SENNEKER TAKES 3RD AT KAUKAUNA September 8, 1996 Wisconsin International Raceway; Kaukauna, Wisconsin Finished: 3rd ...



SENNEKER TAKES 3RD AT KAUKAUNA September 8, 1996 Wisconsin International Raceway; Kaukauna, Wisconsin Finished: 3rd Started: 7th (20.059, 96.914 mph)

After posting the fastest time in practice with a 19.854, as well as the fourth quickest time, the Senneker crew knew they would have a good weekend. In qualifying however, Bob was just 7th fast. At the start of the Wisconsin 300, Bob knew survival would be the key to gaining points on the leaders in front of him, by lap 27 we were up to 6th and the car "felt real good" as the crew talked during the 2nd caution. On the restart at lap 32, Mike Miller who was running 4th right ahead of Bob got into a lapped car and as he spun Bob clipped him with the left front fender, severely damaging it. During the 3rd caution, the crew made the necessary repairs during many stops under the caution flag removing the fender completely and securing the hood and remaining "fender particles" with bungee cords and 200 mph tape. Suspension parts were not damaged it was just cosmetic and aerodynamics that were "challenged". When the race restarted at lap 41, Senneker was running on the lead lap in 18th. During the next stretch of green flag run, Bob said the car didn't feel "too bad", the toe-in wasn't really affected. When the leaders pit we stay out to gain track position, running in 6th. During the 5th caution, we pitted for right side tires and fuel, we come out of the pits running 13th. When the the 6th caution flies at lap 100, we pit for left side rubber and to further survey the damage done on the left front, everything is ok, when the race resumes at lap 105, we are running 13th. By lap 117 we are 7th, 5th at lap 118 and 4th by lap 128. As the race continues under green, Bob slides back to 6th at the 150 lap mark and rain starts to sprinkle the track. The 9th caution waves at lap 195, as the leaders pit along with Senneker we come out running 3rd. The green waves at lap 200 Bob battles back and forth with Cywinski and Kenseth over the next 22 laps, settling into 2nd place at lap 222. Bob maintains 2nd until Cywinski passes him at lap 262, Bob is able to hold off a charging Mike Miller over the last 40 laps to salvage a great 3rd place finish, which is where he finished a year ago in the inaugural ASA race at Kaukauna. Sprinkles were felt over the last 150 laps, but it was never a factor until the crews started to load their haulers, then the rains came, after the checkered flag. "The car was pretty good even after we bent up the left front", said Senneker. "Once again the crew did a super job fixing the car without losing any laps, were vary happy with 3rd". Although Senneker finished ahead of all the point leaders, he still sits in the 4th place, but gained crowd on all the leaders with 5 races to go. After a week off, the ASA cars return to action at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Saturday September 21, the race will be broadcast at 2 pm (est).

********************************************************************** AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 15 events) 1. Scott Hansen 2372 11. Ted Smokstad 1879 2. Tony Raines 2336 12. Mike Eddy 1843 3. Gary St. Amant 2312 13. Harold Fair 1652 4. BOB SENNEKER 2305 14. Carl Miskotten (R) 1608 5. Dave Sensiba 2242 6. Kevin Cywinski (R) 2236 7. Mike Miller 2175 8. Joe Nott 2163 9. Brad Loney 2035 10. Tony Roper 1932 ***************************************************************************** Remaining ASA AC Delco Challenge Series events

August 10 "Berlin 300" Steve Holzhausen Berlin Raceway; Grand Rapids, MI August 17 "Anderson-Weidner 400" Kevin Cywinski Anderson(IN) Speedway August 25 "Badgerland 150" Kevin Cywinski Milwaukee Mile Speedway September 2 "Miller 300" Mike Miller Minnesota St. Fair Speedway, Minneapolis, MN September 8 "Wisconsin 300" Kevin Cywinski 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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Series Stock car
Drivers Tony Raines , Mike Miller , Scott Hansen