J&J Auto Racing weekend reports 2002-04-23

Dewease, Hamilton Motorsports get milestone wins, as Lynch and Lewis claim victories for J&J. McKenzie, TN - With statistics you just never know. This weekend among the J&J winning teams, Lance Dewease and Hamilton Motorsports claimed another ...

Dewease, Hamilton Motorsports get milestone wins, as Lynch and Lewis claim victories for J&J.

McKenzie, TN - With statistics you just never know. This weekend among the J&J winning teams, Lance Dewease and Hamilton Motorsports claimed another win at Williams Grove Speedway.

The win was the first of the season for Dewease in the Hamilton Motorsports #77, but his 50th career feature win at the Grove and Hamilton's 77th at the Grove, matching his famous red car number. Dewease started 10th and he chased Fred Rahmer in the Joe Harz Racing #88h, who started eighth, to the front. Rahmer took the lead on lap five, and then Dewease pulled a slide job on Rahmer to take over the lead on the sixth lap. Dewease led the rest of the way with Rahmer holding second until late in the race. Rahmer finished third ahead of Keith Kauffman, Middleswarth #7 J&J, who finished fourth. Shawn Keen, #53 J&J, and Todd Hestor, #7k J&J, finished eighth and tenth to give J&J five top ten finishers.

Ed Lynch, Jr. drove his #2L J&J to victory at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday night following his runner-up finish on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. Lynch started fourth and was running second when he did a 360, which pushed him back to fourth. With five laps remaining, Lynch made his way back to battle for the lead and gained the post for the final four laps to claim his first win at Mercer since Sept. 16, 2000 and eighth of his career. "It's been awhile since I've been in victory lane here," stated Lynch. "This is a little racy race track. (Race leader) Andy (Priest) was running a real nice groove and I think his groove let go."

Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy, PA was the class of the field of forty-one URC sprint cars last Saturday night at the Bridgeport Speedway, winning the twenty-five lap Advance Auto Parts Series feature event in the #21 J&J sprinter from his 10th place starting position. Pete Green drove the #4 J&J to a second place finish giving J&J a one-two finish in the URC feature while Jeff Busby finished sixth in the #47j J&J.

Russ Fletcher also won a feature event in a J&J at Abilene, TX.

Other Notable J&J Performances

Donny Schatz drove the ParkerStores #15 J&J to a second place finish at the Talladega Short Track on Saturday night. Schatz led the feature for more than half the race, but lost the lead late while battling lapped traffic. Craig Keel, Daryn Pittman, and Jeremy Campbell were also J&J runners in the field with Keel's performance being the best of the three as he passed the most cars in the feature race coming from 13th to finish eighth in the #9 Pearl J&J.

Toby Brown scored two sixth place finishes in the United Expressline ASCS action this weekend driving the #61 ABF Truck Rebuilders J & J at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday and at Southwest Arkansas Super Speedway in Murfreesboro on Saturday night.

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Series Sprint , World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Daryn Pittman
Teams Williams