Pendleton, Ind. (July 23, 2003) -- The ASA Racing Series has competed at the .522- mile Jennerstown Speedway on 18 occasions, making its debut in October of 1990 Seven-time series Champion Mike Eddy has scored five wins at the Pennsylvania short...
Pendleton, Ind. (July 23, 2003) -- The ASA Racing Series has competed at the .522- mile Jennerstown Speedway on 18 occasions, making its debut in October of 1990 Seven-time series Champion Mike Eddy has scored five wins at the Pennsylvania short track with all-time victory leader Bob Senneker winning on three occasions.
Leading the final 73 circuits, Eddy sailed to his first victory at Jennerstown in August of 1991. A second consecutive victory for Eddy occurred in October of 1991, cruising to the checkered flag, 4.2 seconds ahead of Michigan standouts Bob Senneker and Johnny Benson Jr.
In the October 1992 event, Eddy recorded a dominating performance, pacing the field on three occasions, leading a total of 337 of the 400 laps, including the final 149.
After a four-race winless streak at Jennerstown, Eddy returned to the winner's circle in July of 1996. After powering around 1994 ASA Rookie of the Year Dave Sensiba on the 157th circuit, Eddy controlled the remainder of the event finishing almost eight seconds ahead of runner-up Tony Raines, the eventual series champion.
Making a late-race move on leader Gary St. Amant, the fifth victory followed for Eddy in September of 1998. With six laps remaining, Eddy passed St. Amant and then held off Jack Landis to score the win. St. Amant placed in third spot.
Bypassing Wisconsin Legend Scott Hansen with nine circuits remaining, Bob Senneker then won the inaugural event at Jennerstown in October of 1990. Hansen held on for second-place honors with Tim Steele crossing the line in third.
Senneker took the win at Jennerstown in June of 1995 after passing Mike Eddy on the 172nd circuit and then holding off a hard-charging Bryan Reffner.
With two laps remaining in the 400-lap event in October of 1995, Senneker repeated his trip to the winner's circle. Senneker passed Joe Nott, as the two battled the last portion of the event for the victory. They crashed coming across the finish line, with Senneker barely edging out Nott.
In the most recent ASA event at Jennerstown, with 30 laps remaining in the Pennsylvania 300 Presented by Jani-King, three-time ASA Champion Butch Miller was knocking on the door and had it opened up to him. Miller was running in third position on lap 271 when contact between front-runners Joey Clanton and Kevin Cywinski, allowed Miller to slip through the fracas to capture his third victory of the 2002 season.
Miller ended up 1.102 seconds ahead of runner-up rookie David Stremme, who finished second for the fourth-consecutive race. Two-time series titlist Gary St. Amant placed third with Kevin Cywinski and Pat Kelly rounding out the top-five performers.
Single-event winners at the .522-mile Jennerstown Speedway include Allen, Steve Carlson, Mike Garvey, Hansen, Jones, Butch Miller, Mike Miller, Raines and Johnny Sauter.
ASA returns to Jennerstown Speedway for the ASA Racing Pennsylvania 250 on Saturday, August 16, with the first of two practice sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pole qualifying is set for 3:30 with the on-track autograph session and live musical entertainment to follow. The ASA Racing Pennsylvania 250 goes green at 7:30. (Local)
Tickets are available through the ASA office at $25 for general admission seats. Discounts are available when purchasing in advance. For additional information, contact the ASA ticket line at 1-888-ASA-1020.