By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
Like most weekend this season, Jessica Power and the Power Racing team were at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, and Brockville Speedway on Saturday. Power has been off to a strong start early in 2012, and was hoping to continue that success through this weekend.
After getting rained out last Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway, Power was hoping for a little co-operation from Mother Nature this week. The forecast called for late day storms, but the rain held off at the track throughout the afternoon. Although the drove through some heavy rain on the way to the track, the team was hopeful that the racing would go on as scheduled. As they arrived at the track, the heavy rain and hail had come and gone, and it appeared that the track officials were going to take the time and get the track worked in, despite the lengthy delay. It was over two hours past the original starting time, and the track was just a few minutes away from being race-ready when another shower briefly passed over the track, ending the night at MIR.
Lingering rain showers continued into Saturday, but Brockville Speedway was able to remain dry, and racing was on as scheduled. Power finished fourth in her qualifying heat race, and started the 25 lap main event from the seventh starting position. Jessica battled to stay in the top ten throughout the race, and would cross the finish line in tenth place.
“We were just off on the setup a bit”, says Power after the race. “We should have had a different shock on the right front, as I expected the inside lane to be a lot rougher then what it was. We still ended up with a top ten, so we will take that and move on, and hope for better results next week”.
This coming week, Power will return to Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, and Brockville Speedway on Saturday. Early in the 2012 season, Power currently sits eighth in points at Mohawk Raceway and is off to a strong start at Brockville, sitting seventh in track points, but only four points out of third.
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.