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ASA has exciting Jennerstown history

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ASA has exciting Jennerstown history
Aug 2, 2000, 11:45 PM

Pendleton, IN (July 31, 2000) - Since the ASA ACDelco Series began visiting Jennerstown (PA) Speedway on a regular basis 10 years ago, the event tends to offer excitement and in 1995 one of the most dramatic series finishes in memory occurred. On ...

Pendleton, IN (July 31, 2000) - Since the ASA ACDelco Series began visiting Jennerstown (PA) Speedway on a regular basis 10 years ago, the event tends to offer excitement and in 1995 one of the most dramatic series finishes in memory occurred.

On lap 389, the winningest driver in ASA history, Bob Senneker of Michigan passed Joe Nott of Ohio for the race lead and appeared to be heading to victory. Nott and Senneker raced door-to-door and on the last lap they made contact coming off the fourth co rner and wrecked violently across the finish line with Senneker grabbing the victory by the slim margin of .006 seconds.

In 2000, with ASA sporting the new fuel-injected Vortec 5700 engines and BFGoodrich radial tires, Jennerstown Speedway has also undergone some significant changes.

"It's the first year for the management here and the highlight of the season will be hosting an ASA event," said Jennerstown Speedway General Manager and Director of Operations Tom Ifft. "The layout of the track tends to provoke exciting racing and especia lly when ASA comes to Jennerstown Speedway."

For the drivers, the key is to make the car handle through the corners and carry momentum around Jennerstown Speedway. "It takes an extremely good-handling race car and keeping the car on the bottom of the racetrack through the corners," said 1999 Jenners town Speedway race winner Mike Garvey. "The key will be getting the car to turn quickly and being able to get back on the gas."

Seven-time ASA National Champion Mike Eddy sits atop the victory charts at Jennerstown, with a total of five wins in the 14 previous visits. Current competitors with wins at the track include Glenn Allen Jr., Garvey, and Mike Miller.

Qualifying is set for Saturday, August 5 at 4 p.m., with a 100 lap qualifying race set for 8 p.m. On race-day, Sunday August 6, there is an on-track fan autograph session at 11 a.m. and the Pennsylvania 300 will get the green flag at 1 p.m. (Eastern). The race will be telecast live on TNN Sports.

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