Jessica Clark takes second in Star GAM Trophy Dash

RMG Race Media Group:: Jessica Clark

VENTURA, CA- 18 year old Jessica Clark accumulate second best finish in the Star Grand American Modified Series at Stockton 99 Speedway in Saturday night's twin 40 lap features. The Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle development driver proceeds to produce results in her rookie season in the Modifieds.

This is Clarks third year in the Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle program, which develops drivers for a career in motorsports after an extensive application and tryout process. Clark joined the program in 2010 where she raced in the USAC Focus Midget Series then headed into 2011 with double duty of the USAC Midgets as well as getting her toes wet in a full size stock car the Super Late Models. Last year Jessica became the first female to collect two USAC championships.

Clark proceeded into Saturday night's features running both the NASCAR Whelen All American Modifieds and the Star Grand American Modified series. 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. The rookie qualified seventh fastest with a time of 14.740 seconds barely bumping her teammate Nik Romano for sixth by .001 seconds.

Clark was set to run the Star Grand American Modifieds Trophy Dash and she took the early lead. However, her competitor was able to edge her out on the second lap and Clark finished second in her first ever Modified trophy dash.

An invert of eight was spun for the first 40 lap feature of the night setting Clark in the off pole position for the start of the race. The pole sitter lost his motor before the start of the green flag which moved Clark's teammate Nik into the pole position with two RSWC drivers starting side by side. As the two teammates led the field to the green flag, Romano jumped to an early lead over Clark. On lap four, a caution was thrown and the Clark was set to restart next to Romano again. On the restart, Romano took the lead as Clark would tuck in behind him. On lap eight, Clark got spun in turn three which set her back to the 10th position. By lap 18, Clark had moved into the ninth position and ran consistent laps. On the last lap, Clark made a pass for the eighth spot on a fellow competitor making this finish her second best Star GAM finish in second.

Heading into the second main event, Clark was set to start pole with an invert of eight. On the start of the race Clark got spun in turns one and two which caused damages and ended her night short.

"With each race we are making great progress. I qualified well enough to be in the trophy dash and placed second which boosted my confidence even more. The invert for the main events worked in my favor and gave me the opportunity to start on the front row twice! My starts were quite good and I think I have the ability to run up front. I am also learning to stand my ground with other drivers and am gaining their respect," stated Jessica Clark.

Clark's next race is scheduled for June 30th at Stockton 99 Speedway for round two of the Tri Holiday Classic.

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
www.jessicaclarkracing.com

For more information on Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle, log on to www.winners-circle-racing.com

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.

 

   
 


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