Lancaster Senneker report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SENNEKER MOTORSPORTS PERFORMANCE REPORT LANE AUTOMOTIVE - JR AUTOMATION - MR GASKET August 4, 1996 "Lancaster 300" Lancaster (NY) Speedway Finished: 2nd Started: 8th; 18.307 (98.323 mph) "The track...



August 4, 1996 "Lancaster 300" Lancaster (NY) Speedway

Finished: 2nd Started: 8th; 18.307 (98.323 mph)

"The track was bumpy", said Senneker of the ASA's first visit to the half mile facility at Lancaster Speedway. From his 8th starting position, Bob moved into 7th at lap 36, 6th by lap 42, 5th at lap 43, 4th at lap 46 and 3rd by lap 56. After the second caution at lap 63 Bob was into 2nd at lap 75. Bob passed Eddy for the lead at lap 89 and held the top spot until lap 95. Eddy passed Bob back for the lead, while Bob settled in for 3rd. The 3rd caution flew at lap 112, Bob came in for right side tires and gas. The tires that were taken off were caked with tire rubber and asphalt on the inside of the of the rims. Bob came out running 6th. The 4th caution waved at lap 132, Bob brought the Lane Automotive/JR Automation/Mr. Gasket Ford Thunderbird into the pits for left side tires. The crew beat out the Eddy and Nott cars out of the pits, Bob is running 12th on the track. The green flag flies and by lap 150 he is in 7th position, by lap 153 he is 6th. When the 5th caution flies at lap 168 Bob brings the "Bluebird" into the pits for fresh right side tires, he comes out running eighth. Track positions is of the utmost importance at his stage of the race as the track surface is tearing up in turns 3 and 4. The asphalt is rolling up and the turns are like running in gravel, many tires are cut, and if you move up outta the groove into the lose stuff you'll spin the car. Senneker with his years of experience and consistent laps is able to keep his mount out of danger. The green waves at lap 175 and by lap 200 he is in 7th, by lap 220 he is 6th. Strategy is to run the rest of the way without pitting and try to finish in the top 5. By lap 223 he is 5th, 4th at lap 238 and 3rd at lap 243. When the 8th caution waves at lap 260, 2nd place Cywinski pits, giving Bob second place to Bob, behind the leader Nott. Over the final 40 laps Bob is pressured by third place Baird, who is all over his rear bumper. Nott holds off Senneker and Baird for his first career victory. "It was very slippery with the track coming up and this feels like a victory", said a happy Senneker. "The car ran great and the boys made great stops all day. It's great to see a guy win his first race. Joe deserved to win this race, he made the least amount of mistakes all day." Bob goes from 6th to 4th in points, 66 points out of first place. The next race is August 10 at Berlin Raceway for the "Eaglewood Construction 300". The race will be televised LIVE on PRIME (PASS in Michigan) starting at 9 pm edt. ********************************************************************** AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 10 events) 1. Gary St. Amant 1601 11. Tony Roper 1312 2. Scott Hansen 1593 12. Ted Smokstad 1220 3. Joe Nott 1556 13. Tom Jones 1160 4. BOB SENNEKER 1535 14. Rick Miller 1082 5. Dave Sensiba 1523 15. Harold Fair 1077 6. Tony Raines 1513 16. Jack Landis (R) 1058 7. Mike Miller 1433 17. Bill Baird 1053 8. Brad Loney 1400` 18. Carl Miskotten (R) 1038 9. Kevin Cywinski (R) 1380 19. Dennis Berry (R) 1010 10. Mike Eddy 1333 20. Yale Conley 1008 ***************************************************************************** 1996 AC Delco Challenge Series Schedule

February 11 Hooters 300 Mike Eddy USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL May 5 "Glass City 300" 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" Bob Senneker LaCrosse(WI) Fairgrounds Speedway August 4 "Pontiac 300" Joe Nott 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 , Bill Baird , Scott Hansen