If you are looking to find the most improved driver this season in the Sportsman division, you don’t have to look any further then Jessica Power. After picking up her first win of the season last week at Brockville Speedway, Power backed that up with a pair of top five finishes this week at Mohawk Raceway on Thursday night, and Brockville Speedway on Saturday night.
Mohawk International Raceway hosted a rare Thursday night event in place of their usual Friday night affair this past week. Power began the night with a second place finish in her preliminary heat race, moving through the field from her fifth starting spot. In the 20-lap feature, Jessica started from outside of row five in the 10th position. She moved up through the pack quickly, and by the first caution on lap 12, she was up to sixth. With five laps to go, Power advanced to third, and maintained that spot for the rest of the race.
“The car was great again tonight. I really have to thank the crew for all of their help in the shop and here at the track,” said Power. “We have really worked hard on our program this year and it is really paying off for us.”
On Saturday night, Jessica returned to Brockville Speedway, hoping to get back to victory lane. She started from the rear of the field in the qualifying heat and battled into the top five before the checkered flag. During intermission, Jessica signed autographs for the fans, and while becoming one of the most popular drivers at the track with her success this season, there were plenty of young race fans that were happy to meet Jessica. While Jessica signed autographs, her team made some adjustments to the car, getting ready for the 25-lap feature. Jessica started from 15th place and gracefully worked her way forward at the drop of the green flag, and would finish the night with a solid fifth place finish.
“The car worked really well for us on the bottom of the track,” she said. “We were able to work our way forward, but needed some more laps after starting so far back. We will take it though, and move on to next week.”
This coming week Power will be back in action at Mohawk Raceway on Friday night as they return to their regular weekly action, and then back to Brockville Speedway on Saturday night as they host a regular program plus a dash for cash for the Sportsman.
As part of the current Brockville Speedway top five in points, Jessica will be in the Dash for Cash. The starting lineup for the dash will be done by fan voting on the Brockville Speedway website, www.brockvillespeedway.com. We encourage everyone to go and vote for Jessica for the dash, and help her get a front row starting position for the $400 to win event. Voting is on now and goes until noon on Saturday.
The Power Racing team still has their racing apparel for sale at the track each week. The profits from the sales of the team shirts will be used to fund their efforts for Super DIRT Week at the end of the 2012 season. To purchase your shirt, visit us at the track on raceday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Bert Transmission Atomic Sign Works, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, South Eastern Mechanical Inc., and Finish Line Web Design for their support during the 2012 racing season.
From Craig Revelle at Finish Line Web Design