J&J Auto Racing news 2002-10-10

Rahmer takes two while Michael scores one for J&J. McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing continued to shine on the racetrack as Fast Freddy Rahmer picked up two more wins to continue his late season surge and Curt Michael conquered the URC field in ...

Rahmer takes two while Michael scores one for J&J.

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing continued to shine on the racetrack as Fast Freddy Rahmer picked up two more wins to continue his late season surge and Curt Michael conquered the URC field in Delaware. Rahmer's win in Saturday's Sixth Annual Kenny Weld Memorial was his third in a row in the event and continued J&J's string of success in big money events in Central Pennsylvania following last week's National Open win by Lance Dewease.

Lincoln Speedway - Fred Rahmer has owned Lincoln Speedway for the past six years, so his lap 36 slidejob on leader Lance Dewease didn't surprise anyone in the packed grandstands. The win came aboard Joe Harz Racing's #88h J&J and was number 10 for the season and marked the sixth straight year that Rahmer's win total has reached double digits at Lincoln.

Rahmer started eighth and passed fast qualifier, Todd Hestor who was driving the Middleswarth #7m J&J, on lap four to reach the top five. He made it to second on lap 18 just behind Dewease in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J. Dewease pulled away during the next 15 laps, but a lap 36 restart gave Rahmer one more chance as Dewease tried to hang on with a tire loosing air. Rahmer made the winning move on a restart and Keith Kauffman took over second on the final lap in the Middleswarth #7 J&J to give J&J a podium sweep.

"Kenny Weld changed racing and we were very fortunate to have him in our area," said Rahmer on the race's namesake. "Miller Brothers is a real good sponsor of ours," Rahmer added. "As far as low-maintenance sponsors, they are absolutely effortless...they're great people to be with and we've had a really good association." "They said they wanted me to win tonight with the owner of Miller Brothers here tonight so this win was for him."

Bridgeport Speedway -

Fred Rahmer scored his second win of the weekend on Sunday in the COMDIAL Telephone Communications BIG SHOW Series event at the Bridgeport Speedway. In the twenty-five lap feature, Rahmer took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J. At the halfway point, Rahmer remained the race leader followed by Curt Michael and Lance Dewease. Dewease was on his charge in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J and moved into second on lap twenty. Dewease pulled to within five car lengths of Rahmer in the closing laps, but just ran short of time. Rahmer dashed under the checker flag to take the win with Lance Dewease second.

Delaware International Speedway (URC) -

The URC Advance Auto Parts Sprint Series invaded the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night with Curt Michael taking the victory in the twenty-five lap URC sprint feature driving the Kathy Palladino #99 J&J. For Michael, it was his fourth win of the season and sixteenth career win for the 1998 URC Champion.

Michael took the lead on a lap five restart and kept the spot until lap 22 when Dave Ely briefly took command. Michael regained the lead on the same lap and was never headed again during the final two circuits.

Other Notable J&J Performances:

Pennzoil World of Outlaws -
Donny Schatz had two solid runs in Pennzoil World of Outlaws action last weekend driving the #15 ParkerStore J&J. He raced from 11th to fourth in the 30-lap "A" feature event in Baxter, TN and led 22 laps of the 40-lap "A" feature at the Talladega Short Track before finishing third. Daryn Pittman finished fourth at Talladega debuting a new J&J sprinter for the SherDon Motorsports Team. Ricky Logan finished 12th in Saturday's feature at Talladega in the Lucas Oil #3s J&J.

Bridgeport Speedway -
Lance Dewease had a solid weekend with a second place finish on Saturday night and two second place finishes in the COMDIAL Telephone Communications BIG SHOW Series event driving the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J. Curt Michael also concluded a strong weekend at Bridgeport driving Gene Franckoviac's J&J to a third place and fourth place finish in the 30-lap and 25-lap feature vents respectively.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Donny Schatz , Daryn Pittman