Minnesota Senneker report and standings

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LANE AUTOMOTIVE - JR AUTOMATION - MR GASKET FORD THUNDERBIRD

SENNEKER STRUGGLES TO 23RD AT MINNESOTA STATE FAIR September 2, 1996 Minnesota State Fairgrounds Speedway, Minneapolis Finished: 23rd Started: 3rd (20.008 seconds)

During practice Bob had the 25th quickest time at 20.463, but when it time to qualify, he was the 13th car on the track and ran a quick time of 20.008 to post fast time until Mike Miller and Carl Miskotten knocked him off later in the round. At the start of the race, the Bluebird maintained his position until he moved into the 2nd place at lap 19. Bob runs in 2nd behind leader Mike Miller, until lap 48 when Trickle and Raines passed him for 4th. Bob got 3rd back at lap 57 and 2nd at lap 69. Miller has an 1.945 second lead over Bob, but the the car feels "Ok". At lap 108, the lead is cut to .777 seconds, the 3rd caution waves at lap 111, Bob comes into the pits for right side rubber and fuel; he comes in 2nd and goes out 2nd. Right sides show lots of wear, the green waves on lap 120 with the #84 running 2nd. The 4th caution waves at lap 131 and Bob dives down pit road for fresh left side rubber, when the green flies at lap 136, Bob is 7th as some of the leaders did not pit. At lap 138, he reports that he smells smoke and comes into the pits. The crew springs into action under the rear end of the car as it is determined that the rear end gears are stripped and need to be replaced. The crew replaces the gears losing 19 laps in the pits then send Bob back out into the race running 29th. The rear end gears consist of a pair; a large and small gear, the small gear had the teeth stripped off smooth. Bob is running as fast as the leaders on the track, at lap 184 he makes up one lap on the track. Rain wets the track twice between laps 176 and 200 for two cautions. When the 8th and final caution waves at lap 243, Bob gets fresh right side rubber. As more competitors run into misfortune, Bob continues to climb in the standings and finishes 23rd at the checkers. The winner is Miller, Ted Smokstad, Tony Raines, Steve Holzhausen and Brett Bell. "The car was fast and racy before and after we had the rear end problems", said Senneker. "We were fortunate to lose only one spot in the points, but we need to finish these races up front to keep up in the points ." Senneker dropped from 3rd to 4th in the ASA points 88 behind the leader St. Amant. The next race for the AC Delco Challenge Series is Sunday at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna (WI) for the Wisconsin 300. The race will be televised live at 2 p.m. (EDT) on the Prime Sports Network

********************************************************************** AC Delco Challenge Series Points (After 14 events) 1. Gary St Amant 2218 11.Mike Eddy 1762 2. Scott Hansen 2217 12. Ted Smokstad 1719 3. Tony Raines 2189 13. Tom Jones 1523 4. BOB SENNEKER 2130 14. Harold Fair 1512 5. Dave Sensiba 2106 15. Bill Baird 1502 6. Joe Nott 2043 16. Carl Miskotten (R) 1491 7. Kevin Cywinski (R) 2037 17. Jack Landis (R) 1406 8. Mike Miller 1995 18. Yale Conley 1370 9. Brad Loney 1885 19. Brett Bell (R) 1332 10. Tony Roper 1767 20. Brandon Sperling 1326 ***************************************************************************** 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" 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