Jessica Power Gets Valuable Experience at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday Night; Will Race at Can Am this coming Saturday night
Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
April 30, 2012
With her two home tracks still idle for the next couple weeks, Jessica Power and the Power Racing team traveled to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night in hopes of gaining some valuable experience at the track for when she returns in September with the DIRTcar Sportsman series.
“We were here a couple of years ago for the Bicknell racing school, and we came back last year for the DIRTcar Sportsman series race, and really didn’t do very well”, says Power. “We wanted to come back early this year and get a better handle on the race track before we come back here in September for the series race this year”.
In her qualifying heat race, Power started sixth, and maintained that position throughout the 8 lap event. After returning to the pit area, the team made several adjustments to the car looking to find some more grip, and get the car turning better through the corners. With a 24th starting position in the 40 lap main event, Power knew that it was going to be tough going, but the main goal was to finish the race with no damage, and gain some experience. Power accomplished that, finishing in 23rd.
“A lot of people will look at that 23rd place finish and question why we came here to begin with”, says Power. “We were fully aware going in that we weren’t going to set the world on fire, but we needed to get some more laps here so I am more comfortable when we come back here for the series race later in the year”.
This coming weekend, Power will stay a little closer to home as she travels across the border to Can Am Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Her weekly tracks of Mohawk Raceway and Brockville Speedway don’t open until the following weekend.
“I have always enjoyed racing at Can Am, and I am looking forward to racing there on Saturday night”, explains Power. “I am also excited about getting our weekly tracks going the following week”.
Jessica Power and the Power Motorsports team would like to thank Speedy Auto Service, Gananoque Chev-Olds, Fastenal, Jackson’s Landscaping and Property Maintenance, Wing’s Live Bait & Tackle, John’s Your Local Grocer, Stover Bus Lines, Axcel Sports, Great Chow Express, Star Diner, Len Corcoran Excavating, Glen Gould Estate Construction, Bicknell Racing Products, Atomic Sign Works, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, South Eastern Mechanical Inc., and Finish Line Web Design for their support during the 2012 racing season.
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