By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
After picking up her first win of the 2013 season last weekend at Brockville Speedway, Jessica Power and the Power Racing team had a successful week off the track, as NAPA Auto Parts rejoined the team as a marketing partner. With NAPA on board, Power was looking forward the opportunity to get back to the track on Saturday night at Brockville Speedway and again on Sunday and Monday at Cornwall Speedway.
Optimism was high on Saturday as Power returned to Brockville Speedway fresh off their win just a week earlier. She was fast again in the pre race hot lap session and hoped that would continue through the evening. Unfortunately, just after the hot lap session had ended, the rain began to fall and it quickly intensified and racing was soon cancelled for the evening. The team packed up and headed up the highway to Cornwall Speedway to continue their busy Canada Day Weekend.
It has been a tough start to the season at Cornwall all around with rain affecting their program virtually every week since the season started. In the only race of the season at Cornwall going into the weekend, Jessica had a 12th place finish, and they were hoping to improve on that. On Sunday night, Jessica finished fourth in her qualifying heat race, and returned for the feature starting from the sixth position. She had a strong car early and was inside the top five until contact was made from another car while battling for position, and was unable to continue.
“It really is unfortunate because we had a great car tonight”, says Power after the race. “The track was quite rough out there and there was some water on the inside of the corners and that made it really tough to deal with. If a car got in the water it would shoot up the track, and we were on the receiving end of that tonight which resulted in a flat tire”.
On Monday, Jessica was back at Cornwall for the second round of the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman series. After posting the fastest speed in her time trial group (second fastest overall), she started her heat race from the front row and crossed the finish line with a fourth place result, locking into the field for the 50 lap feature event later in the night. She lined up in the 16th position to start the main event. The rough track conditions played havoc throughout the race, and with a light rain falling throughout most of the race certainly added to the frustrations. At the end of 50 laps Power finished in the 21st position.
This coming week will be busy once again for Power as the DIRTcar Sportsman series moves to Ransomville Speedway on Wednesday night followed by the weekly visit to Brockville Speedway on Saturday night for a 40 lap Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series race. They will end the weekend at Cornwall Speedway on Sunday night.
The Power Racing team is also excited to welcome back NAPA Auto Parts as a marketing partner for the 2013 season. Napa Auto Parts is located near the Memorial Center in Kingston on 77 Concession Street.
“We are thrilled to have NAPA Auto Parts back on board with us in 2013”, says Jessica Power. “We have had a great week on the track with our win last week at Brockville and welcoming back a great marketing partner like NAPA really means a lot to myself and our team”.
Jessica Power apparel is available at Brockville Speedway on Saturday nights throughout the season. Stop by the Finish Line Web Design merchandise trailer located behind the main grandstand to purchase your t-shirts or hoodies.
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.