Two top three finishes in the Star Grand American Modified Series
For Jessica Clark
CA- 18 year-old Jessica Clark entered this past Saturday night
at Stockton 99 Speedway as her second time out in the NASCAR Whelen
All American Modifieds and showed progression. Clark started the
2012 season off with a few bugs that prevented her from racing the
first few races of the year as she suffering motor issues. With a
rebuilt Engine her first race went underway on May 26th. Clark new
to the Modified cars took her first race easy as she wanted to get
to know the new transition as well as getting the feel of her
competitors style of racing. This past Saturday night Jessica was
ready to race full force and she did just that.
Clark is running in both Modified divisions held at Stockton 99
Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen All American Modified presented by Star
Racing Supply as well as the Star Grand American Modifieds. The Star
GAM series is a series within a series program that allows older
Modifieds to compete within the Whelen series and be competitive in
the Star GAM series with its own points and payouts. Drivers who
compete in the Star GAM series are entered in two separate points
systems as well as payouts.
Clark qualified 14th in the Whelen division
with a fast time of 14.856 seconds around the high bank 1/4 mile
track. In the first 40 lap main event, Clark started 11th and on the
start Clark suffered a few battle losses for position and wound up
in the 13th on lap three. This didn't discourage Clark one
bit as she kept her head down to make gains throughout the race. By
lap seven, Clark was already in the 11th position ready to collect
more positions. A lap eleven restart allowed Clark to jump to the
seventh position ready to keep up with the pack. After a few
position shuffles Clark was running consistent in the ninth position
until the last few laps the division ran into a few caution flags
which jeopardized her position. In the end, Clark finished a solid
eighth place finish in the Whelen division but collected a second in
the Star Grand American Modified series.
Jessica started eighth in the second main event in between her
competitors Camera and Lyons. By lap two, Clark had picked off a
position for seventh. A restart was on lap five and Clark fell back
to eighth and ran steady. Clark ran a solid eighth place finish in
the second Whelen division and collected a third in the Star Grand
American Modified series.
think Jessica did an outstanding job in both races, she did a great
job adapting to the car and getting the most out of it. I am also
really looking forward to next weekend's race," stated Clark's crew
chief Randy Chastain.
"Finishing second and third in the Star GAM series was exciting and
gave me the confidence to be a tough competitor in the races to
come. Star Racing Supply Modifieds are a blast to drive!" stated
Clark's next race is scheduled for June 16th at Stockton 99 Speedway
for another round of Twin events.
Jessica Clark Racing
and Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle thank partners: Pit Image, Impact
Racing, Race 4 Girls, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa, K&N Filters,
Scribner Plastics, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Star
Racing Supply and RMG Race Media Group.
Jessica Clark Racing can be found at
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About Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle:
Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle is an established talent scout and
development program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and
career development for up and coming drivers focused on professional
Stock Car careers. RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained
and molded, within a professional racing environment, into what top
teams look for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program
race in a variety of cars, including USAC Young Guns Focus Midgets,
USAC Ford Focus Midgets, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR
Late Model stock cars and NASCAR K&N Pro Series stock cars.