St. Amant on Jennerstown pole

Jennerstown, PA (August 5, 2000) – Current ASA ACDelco Series championship points leader Gary St. Amant of Columbus, OH, captured the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 300 at Jennerstown Speedway. It was St. Amant’s third pole of the...

Jennerstown, PA (August 5, 2000) – Current ASA ACDelco Series championship points leader Gary St. Amant of Columbus, OH, captured the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 300 at Jennerstown Speedway. It was St. Amant’s third pole of the season, 23rd of his career and fifth time to start from the point in 2000. ASA started teams on points at two events this season after qualifying was rained out.

St. Amant’s #7 Wynn’s Chevrolet posted time of 19.125 sec./ 98.259 mph was short of his one lap track record set in 1997. “I’m a little surprised we did that well although it was a smooth day from the start after taking our car off the trailer,” St. Amant said. “After trying different shock combinations and springs, we settled on something and obviously hit on it at the end. My crew chief (Bill McGowan) deserves a lot of credit.”

Mike Garvey, of Minnesota, qualified second in the # 1 Tecumseh Chevrolet with rookie Joey Clanton of Georgia taking the third position. It marks the sixth time for Garvey to qualify for the front-row and the best-ever for Clanton in his rookie ASA campaign. Garvey is the defending champion in this event.

Neil Brown of Acme, PA, was the lone Keystone State competitor to lock into the starting grid for the Pennsylvania 300 following timed-qualifying. Jayme Burgman of White Oak has an opportunity during a qualifying race held Saturday night at the track.

Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning with an on-track fan autograph session set for 11 a.m. The green flag is set for 1 p.m. (Eastern) on the Pennsylvania 300. It is the 12th of 20 races in the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series season. The race will be televised live on TNN Sports.

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Stock car
Drivers Joey Clanton , Mike Garvey