Gumout: J&J Auto Racing weekly report 2002-04-30

Lynch and Gray carry J&J torch with feature wins on dirt and pavement. McKenzie, TN - During a weekend when mother nature led the country in victories, Ed Lynch and Terry Gray kept J&J Auto Racing in victory lane by claiming feature event wins...

Lynch and Gray carry J&J torch with feature wins on dirt and pavement.

McKenzie, TN - During a weekend when mother nature led the country in victories, Ed Lynch and Terry Gray kept J&J Auto Racing in victory lane by claiming feature event wins at Lernerville Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway.

Lynch, who drives his own #2L J&J sprinter, has been closing in on the all-time victory list at Lernerville Speedway and on Friday night, he scored number 51. "I would consider it an honor to win this title," said Lynch, who needs just four more wins to tie Johnny Beaber. Lynch started ninth and scored his second 20-lap St. Barnabas Health System victory of the season, after using the high line to pass leader Brent Matus on lap 13. Lynch said, "When you're in lapped traffic, many times the guy in second has the advantage." After the "Apollo Rocket" took the lead, he pulled away for the win.

Defending USCS National champion, Terry Gray raced his #10 J&J to victory Friday night in Anderson, SC as he captured the Goodson Farms / WESC 92.5 Upstate 40. This was Gray's first ever United Sprint Car Series" Asphalt Outlaw Thunder" Tour victory on Anderson Motor Speedway's paved 3/8 mile oval.

Gray's victory broke Kenny Adams' seven race USCS asphalt series win streak that dated back to a May 5, 2001 win at Senoia Speedway.

Other Notable J&J Performances:

WoO - Legendary Knoxville Raceway kicked off their season with a visit from the Pennzoil World of Outlaws. Six J&J teams were in the field with Donny Schatz and his #15 ParkerStores J&J team leading the way as he drove from a 24th starting position to finish eighth. Daryn Pittman finished ninth in the Sher-Don #21 J&J, while Skip Jackson (#21 J&J) finished 18th and Don Droud, Jr. (#55 J&J) finished 20th. Manny Rockhold (#02 J&J) finished ninth in the "B" main, and David Murcott, the 2002 KIDD program driver, made his US debut in the #20 J&J maintained by Bob Trostle. Murcott was the first of 52 cars to qualify and tangled in the first heat race before looking comfortable in the "C" main where he finished fourth.

WoO Gumout - Williams Grove Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws Gumout Series on Friday night and J&J Auto Racing had three drivers finish in the Top Ten. Fred Rahmer finished fourth in the Joe Harz Racing #88 J&J, Lance Dewease stormed from 24th to finish sixth in Al Hamilton's #77 J&J, and Todd Hestor finished tenth driving the Middleswarth #7m J&J.

USCS - After winning in Friday's USCS race, Terry Gray drove his #10 Wendy's of Lexington J&J to a third place finish in the USCS "Asphalt Outlaw Thunder" series on Saturday night at Columbia Motorsports Park's half-mile paved oval in Lake City, FL.

ASCS- Three J&J drivers scored Top Ten finishes in Saturday's 30-lap United Expressline American Sprint Car Series national tour feature event at Memphis Motorsports Park. Toby Brown (#61 J&J) finished seventh, AG Raines (#3 J&J) eighth. Brown also finished seventh the night before while Jody Roland (#4 J&J) finished 13th in both races.

URC - Curt Michael drove the Palladino #99 J&J to a second place finish on Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway in the twenty-five lap URC sprint car feature event in Delmar Delware.

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Series Sprint , World of Outlaws
Drivers Daryn Pittman , Kenny Adams
Teams Williams