ASA to visit Keystone State July 13-14. Pendleton, IN (July 9, 2002) - For the 16th time, the ASA Racing Series will compete at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway on July 13-14 in the Pennsylvania 300 presented by Jani-King. This marks the only visit to...
ASA to visit Keystone State July 13-14.
Pendleton, IN (July 9, 2002) - For the 16th time, the ASA Racing Series will compete at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway on July 13-14 in the Pennsylvania 300 presented by Jani-King. This marks the only visit to the .5-mile oval in 2002 and the lone stop in the K eystone State.
In the most recent ASA event at Jennerstown Speedway, then rookie sensation Johnny Sauter notched his eighth victory of the 2001 season claiming the checkered flag in the Jennerstown 300 on Sunday, August 26.
Gary St. Amant's misfortune with 45 laps remaining resulted in Sauter celebrating his initial victory at the Western Pennsylvania track. St. Amant grabbed the lead on lap 231 with an outside pass of Robbie Pyle on the front straight, as Sauter moved into s econd place with 60 laps remaining.
Sauter closed on St. Amant and the two raced side-by-side for several laps, making slight contact coming off of the fourth corner. St. Amant was forced to pit on lap 257 with a right-front tire going down and rejoined the field in 11th position.
On the final restart, with 31 circuits remaining, Sauter was worried about holding off Mike Eddy, with Pyle and Butch Miller all racing for position. With Sauter on the point, St. Amant closed to join the fray to the delight of the crowd and the four drive rs battling for second could have been covered with a blanket.
At the finish, Sauter collected the win by 1.439-seconds over St. Amant, with Eddy, Miller and Pyle rounding out the top five.
Seven-Time ASA National Champion Eddy sits atop the winner's list at Jennerstown, claiming five wins. All-time victory leader Bob Senneker ranks second on the list with three. Single-event winners are Glenn Allen Jr., Steve Carlson, Mike Garvey, Scott Hans en, Tom Jones, Mike Miller, Tony Raines and Sauter.
The Pennsylvania 300 presented by Jani-King begins on Saturday, July 13, with the first of three practice sessions beginning at 12 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday, July 14, spectator gates open at 11 a.m. with the on-track autograph session scheduled for noon. Pre-race ceremonies are set for 1:15 p.m. and the race is slated to go green at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available at $25 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. Children 12 years of age or younger are admitted free to the general admission section with a paying adult. For additional ticket information, call the ASA ticket line, toll-f ree at 1-888-ASA-1020.
<pre> Driver points standings in the 2002 ASA Racing Series after 10 of 20 events: 1 Joey Clanton 1,794 2 Gary St. Amant 1,652 3 R David Stremme 1,599 4 R Dan Fredrickson 1,596 5 Kevin Cywinski 1,588 6 Robbie Pyle 1,497 7 Mike Garvey 1,468 8 Rick Beebe 1,438 9 R Kyle Busch 1,381 10 R Todd Kluever 1,365 11 Russ Tuttle 1,241 12 R Wayne Anderson 1,234 13 R Pat Kelly 1,149 14 Greg Stewart 1,117 15 Chad Wood 1,060 16 Chris Wimmer 1,051 17 Ed Brown 1,022 18 John Silverthorne 1,022 19 Greg Williams 941 20 R Rich Gardner 905