Jessica Clark Second behind lyons in star Grand American Modifieds
Jessica Clark Racing has one race event of dual main events
remaining for the 2012 Star Grand American Modifieds and the 18 year
old currently sits third in the championship. This past Saturday
night, Clark returned to Stockton 99 Speedway to run the final race
in the Tri Holiday Classic mini-series. The Ron Sutton's Winner's
Circle driver took home a second place finish making this her fourth
second place finish.
into Saturday nights 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 complete within the Whelen series and be
competitive 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 seventeenth fastest in the
Whelen division and third in the Star GAM series with a time of
Jessica ran in
the four lap fast trophy dash where she finished third. In the first
60 lap feature, Clark was set to start 17th on the grid with the
Whelen series. In the opening laps, Clark progressed to 13th by lap
three. Running solid in the 13th position looking to move forward
until a caution was thrown on lap ten had Clark fall back to 14th on
the restart. This didn't discourage Jessica one bit as she had 50
laps remaining to get the job done. By lap 28, Clark advanced to the
12th position until another similar restart incident she fell back
to 13th. In the next six laps, Jessica picked up a few more
positions to wound up in the sixth position running with the lead
pack. Another yellow was thrown on lap 37 and Clark was set to
restart on the outside third row. Clark said her car worked really
good on the bottom groove as she struggled on the outside of the
restart as she fell back to 11th battling with teammate Nik Romano.
As the laps began to near the checkered flag Clark picked up a few
more positions and ended up completing the race in eighth in the
Whelen series and a second in the Star GAM division. The leader in
the Star GAM division nearly finished the race as the driver ran out
of fuel but was able to complete the race in front of Jessica.
"It was a very
exciting race and I enjoyed moving up through the field. I love
racing Modifieds at Stockton 99 Speedway because the competition is
tough and you have to drive at the top of your game at all times.
Thanks to my crew for giving me a good setup for the 60 lap feature
and thank you to all of my sponsors," stated Jessica Clark.
race is scheduled for September 15th at Stockton 99 Speedway for the
2012 championship finale featuring dual 40 lap main events.
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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