May 27, 2013- It was all set to be a busy weekend for Jessica Power and the Power Racing team. It started last Wednesday with a mid-week special at Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, New York, and back at Can Am again on Friday night, before returning to Brockville Speedway on Saturday night, and ending with Cornwall Speedway on Sunday. Those plans were altered drastically as Mother Nature played havoc throughout the weekend.
It was the first of four SUNY Canton Shootout events at Can Am Motorsports Park last Wednesday night. Jessica finished her qualifying heat race from fifth place, giving her a tenth place starting spot for the 40 lap main event. Before they hit lap 10, Jessica had worked her way inside the top five, and continued to run well, trying to utilize the high side of the track that appeared to be the fast way around the half mile track. They reached the halfway point of the event at lap 20, and she was running well in the fourth position, with the leaders in close proximity. Power would remain in fourth for the duration of the race.
The next race on the schedule was back at Can Am on Friday night, but a steady rain forced track officials to cancel early in the day. The team then shifted their attention to Saturday’s races at Brockville Speedway.
The team arrived at Brockville hoping to better their performance from the previous week. They had a fast car that night, but a faulty kill switch caused them to lose power early in the feature and ended with a disappointing finish in the first race in the Seaway Series. This past week, Jessica finished fifth in the preliminary heat race and started 17th in the 25 lap feature. She was caught up in an early race incident and ended the night with a disappointing 22nd place finish.
Cornwall was next on the schedule, but for the second weekend in a row, they were forced to cancel their program. This will set up another busy weekend for Jessica and the team, with Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday night for the first race in the Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series, and Sunday is the first race of the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series.
Jessica Power and the Power Racing team would like to invite all young fans to check out the kids club section of our website. Download and print the cartoon racecar and submit to Jessica after the races each night. The last Saturday of every month during the season, Jessica will pick a random winner among the entries received, and that young fan will win a photo of Jessica’s car and another prize that has yet to be determined. Depending on number of entries received, Jessica would like to hang the photos up inside the trailer throughout the month preceding the draw. So get out your crayons and markers, download the photo on the website, print it off and get coloring. You could be a winner. The next draw will take place on Saturday, June 29th at Brockville Speedway.
Jessica Power and the Power Racing team would like to welcome back Len Corcoran Excavating as a returning sponsor for the 2013 season. We would like to thank all of our 2013 sponsors which include Speedy Auto Service, Gananoque Chev-Olds, Fastenal, Wing’s Live Bait & Tackle, John’s Your Local Grocer, Stover Bus Lines, Axcel Sports, Dash Lawncare, 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., Camara Slate, and Finish Line Web Design for their support and we look forward to a very exciting 2013 campaign.
For more information on Jessica Power and the Power Motorsports team, please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jessicapowerfanpage, on Twitter @JessicaPower52 or visit our website, www.jessicapower.ca.
From: Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design