J&J Auto Racing 2002-09-16

Dewease, Rahmer, Crocker, Jenkins and Howery take J&J'S to victory lane. McKENZIE, TN - While Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease continue to succeed in Pennsylvania running J&J sprint cars and Lewis Jenkins keeps his J&J up front in Arkansas, Erin ...

Dewease, Rahmer, Crocker, Jenkins and Howery take J&J'S to victory lane.

McKENZIE, TN - While Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease continue to succeed in Pennsylvania running J&J sprint cars and Lewis Jenkins keeps his J&J up front in Arkansas, Erin Crocker has taken the J&J success north of the border collecting two wins in the two weeks running a J&J sprinter. The wins don't end there as Larry Howery continued to defend his 2001 track championship at Houston Raceway Park by also winning in a J&J sprinter last weekend.

Williams Grove - Fred Rahmer made it five wins in his last seven starts at legendary Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night aboard the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J. It only took Rahmer, who started 10th, four laps to work his way to the lead. Rahmer was in command most of the way, but a late yellow set the stage for a two lap duel with Greg Hodnett. Rahmer prevailed to win his 52nd career feature event at the Grove and 15th victory of the season.

"I am just so proud to be part of this sprint car team," said Rahmer, "we didn't give up and worked our butts off. I always said you shouldn't win races if you don't deserve to and right now we deserve too! I was trying anything I could on the final restart. I knew he would do what I would do if I was in second and that was a flyer. I squeezed him coming off two and that's all part of it."

J&J Auto Racing teams made it three inside the top four as Lance Dewease finished third in the Al Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J just ahead of Keith Kauffman in the Middleswarth Potato Chips #7 J&J.

Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) Championship Tour - Ohsweken Speedway - Erin Crocker didn't let the mystic of Friday the 13th bother her on Friday night as she won her second feature event in the last two weeks driving the Mike Woodring-owned #16 J&J to victory in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Crocker, who is a 21 year-old driver from Wibraham, Massachusetts, took advantage of her front row starting spot and led all 20 laps to claim her fourth win of the season and beating her car owner to the checkered flag. "The J&J car was really good tonight and it's been that way since we got into it and I can't thank Mike (Woodring) enough for allowing me to race it," said Crocker. "It's even nicer to win and beat the boss too!"

Selinsgrove - Lance Dewease finally won the one sprint car race in Pennsylvania that has eluded him for so long. Dewease recorded his first victory in the 20th Anniversary Alexander Family Dealerships Sprint Car Open Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway following a string of seven top five finishes, including three seconds, since 1993.

Dewease started the Hamilton #77 J&J next to Sean Michael on the front row and the two battled for 13 laps before Dewease took the lead. He led the final 17 circuits to claim his 18th victory of the season and ninth career win at Selinsgrove. Fellow J&J runner's Keith Kauffman (Middleswarth #7 J&J) and Fred Rahmer (Harz Racing #88h J&J) finished third and fifth to once again give J&J three of the five finishers.

I-30 Speedway - Lewis Jenkins Jr. made it three wins in a row at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR, on Saturday night. Jenkins drove his #1 J&J to victory lane for the eighth time this season. Pete Butler finished third driving his #29h J&J.

Houston Raceway Park - Larry Howery picked up his second sprint car feature win of the season at Houston Raceway Park on Saturday night. Howery, who started on the front row in his #69 Armaty's Racing Products J&J, lead all 20 laps to pull himself into a tie for first place in the standings with four races remaining.

Other notable J&J finishers:

Mike Ward drove his #88 J&J to a second place finish on Friday night at Memphis Motorsports Park just ahead of Terry Gray in his #10 J&J in ASCS Racing action.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Erin Crocker , Larry Howery
Teams Williams