CLARK WINS FIRST STAR GRAND AMERICAN MODIFIED VICTORY AT
CA- 18 year old rookie Jessica Clark headed into rounds 19 and
20 of the Star Grand American Modifieds last Saturday night at
Stockton 99 Speedway with determination. The Ron Sutton's Winner's
Circle development driver claimed her first ever Modified victory at
the season championship finale.
This is Clarkís fourth 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 2009 where she started racing in the USAC Focus Midget Series.
In 2011 Jessica pulled double duty. She became the first female to
collect two USAC championships and got her toes wet in full sized
stock cars, running the S2 Limited Late Models at Irwindale
Clark jumped 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
11th fastest with a time of 14.372 seconds just .074 seconds from
teammate Keegan Walmer in ninth. Jessica went on to win the Star
GAM Trophy Dash in a tough battle over veteran Nick Lyons.
the feature, Jessica started 11th on the grid and progressed well
through the first few cautions landing the sixth spot on lap eight.
Clark ran consistent with the lead pack for the remainder of the
race, finished sixth in the Whelen division, and collected her first
ever Star GAM victory.
Clark's racing season as she will regroup with testing and training
in the off season to return back to the NASCAR Modifieds. Stay tuned
for information about Jessica's 2013 racing plans.
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.
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About Ron Suttonís
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.