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For Immediate Release: Contact person: Joe Ruch Fax 616-776-0488 LANE AUTOMOTIVE - JR AUTOMATION - MR GASKET FORD THUNDERBIRD SENNEKER GETS 5TH AT MILWAUKEE MILE August 25, 1996 Milwaukee Mile Finished: 5th ...

For Immediate Release: Contact person: Joe Ruch Fax 616-776-0488

LANE AUTOMOTIVE - JR AUTOMATION - MR GASKET FORD THUNDERBIRD SENNEKER GETS 5TH AT MILWAUKEE MILE August 25, 1996 Milwaukee Mile Finished: 5th Started: 7th (31.279, 115.093 mph)

During practice for the Badgerland 150, Bob was 3rd quickest. At the start of the race, Bob fell to 10th when Mike Eddy had motor problems and a traffic jammed ensued on the first lap. When the first caution flew on lap 7, but was still running 10th, driving cautious with the track surface being an unknown. Bob continued on running in 10th, until the 2nd caution flew at the 25th lap. When some of the leaders pit, Bob moves up to 8th place. The race goes green at lap 32,he moves the Lane Automotive/JR Automation/Mr. Gasket Ford Thunderbird into 7th place on lap 36. Bob notifies ASA that the track in turn 1, is tearing up real bad and the track takes the blower out to clean it. When the 3rd caution flis at lap 48 for debris, Bob comes to the sevice of the ASA fastest crew, changes 4 tires and takes on fuel. Milwaukee is the only track on the series where 4 tire stops are allowed under caution. After the pitstops were made Bob was running 16th. The green came out on the 58th lap, by lap 62 Bob was up to 13th, the next lap he slips back to 15th. Working his way back to 14th at lap 71. The 4th caution waves at lap 72, as the leaders pit that moves Bob up to 4th behind the leader Raines, Cywinksi and Sommers. At every one of the cautions, Bob is concerned and persistant that the track officials blow the stones out of the racing groove. When the race goes green at lap 76, Bob quickly goes into 3rd place, he runs in 3rd until Sensiba passes for 3rd at lap 91. Over the next 6 laps, Bob and traded the 3rd spot back and forth twice until Sensiba takes 3rd for good at lap 97. The car seems to run better under long green flag runs. When the 7th caution waves at lap 134, the green waves at lap 140 with a 10 lap dash for the cash. Bob motors under Sensiba for 3rd at lap 147, on lap 148 smoke begin to come from the rear of the car, the source of the problem is a mystery as Sensiba and Garvey get by Bob on the white flag lap. Bob makes a great move at the start finish line to hold off Loney for the 5th spot. "The smoke coming from the car was a right rear wheel bearing that we smoked there at the end, the wheel is bearely hanging on. I had smoke in the car, and knew we broke something, but didn't know what; it was spooky", said Senneker. "We were fortunate to hang on. I don't think we could have made another lap without the wheel falling off". The next race is the "Miller Genuine Draft 300" at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Speedway in Minneapolis, there will be no television or radio coverage of this event. Senneker maintains his 3rd position in points but is only 51 behind the leader.

********************************************************************** AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 13 events) 1. Scott Hansen 2092 11. Tony Roper 1631 2. Gary St. Amant 2063 12. Ted Smokstad 1544 3. BOB SENNEKER 2041 13. Harold Fair 1432 4. Tony Raines 2013 14. Carl Miskotten 1398 5. Dave Sensiba 1987 15. Tom Jones 1396 6. Joe Nott 1969 16. Bill Baird 1387 7. Kevin Cywinski (R) 1897 17. Jack Landis 1329 8. Mike Miller 1800` 18. Yale Conley 1278 9. Brad Loney 1786 19. Dennis Lampman 1246 10. Mike Eddy 1701 20. Brandon Sperling 1218 ***************************************************************************** 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" 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 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 , Bill Baird , Scott Hansen