J&J Auto Racing news 2003-07-01

McKENZIE, TN -- Last week it was Mike Shearer getting his first career sprint car win driving a J&J and this week, Chad Hill followed suit. Veterans Ed Lynch, Mike Ward, John Schulz and Tim Montgomery were also victorious last weekend while...

McKENZIE, TN -- Last week it was Mike Shearer getting his first career sprint car win driving a J&J and this week, Chad Hill followed suit. Veterans Ed Lynch, Mike Ward, John Schulz and Tim Montgomery were also victorious last weekend while several J&J teams had strong showings across the country.

Lernerville Speedway

Chad Hill showed how patience and perseverance can pay off as he savored his first career sprint car victory at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night. It marked the second consecutive week that a driver claimed his first career sprint car win utilizing a J&J sprinter.

Hill took the lead in his #44 True Image Tattoo J&J on lap 14, but saw his huge advantage erased when a caution flew with two laps remaining. On the restart, even though the pack tightened, Hill was not to be denied and went on to take the victory.

"My dad is fighting cancer and all he wanted was for me to win one for him," said the emotional Hill in victory lane. "I want to thank my family and crew. Ninety-per cent of my success has come from the mentoring of the Lynch family."

Delta Bowl Speedway

Mike Ward conquered the high-bank's of Delta Bowl Speedway on Saturday night in Tunica, MS. Ward drove his #88 J&J sprinter to victory and was followed by AG Rains giving J&J a one-two sweep.

Sharon Speedway

Ed Lynch Jr. claimed his third victory of the season at Sharon Speedway on Saturday night. Lynch started his #2L J&J on the front row and chased early race leader Jarod Larson during the first five circuits before seizing command of the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Lynch checked out on the field after taking the lead to score the win, while fellow J&J runner Mike Kekich was racing his way from a 10th place starting position to come home second in the #5K Sunburst Environmental J&J.

St. Francois County Raceway

Timmy Montgomery drove the #4 Dean Adams Auto Sales J&J to victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature at the St. Francois County Raceway for the third consecutive time on Saturday night.

34 Raceway

The Deuce Motorsports team continued their winning ways at 34 Raceway on Saturday night as John Schulz claimed his third consecutive win aboard the #2 Bobby Jacks Racing Engines J&J. Deuce Motorsports teammate Matt Rogerson had a strong run racing up through the field in the #22 J&J to finish fourth.

Other Strong J&J Auto Racing Performances:

PA Speedweek

A strong contingent of J&J Auto Racing teams are competing in the 13th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek and through two races Fred Rahmer has been consistent in the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J. Rahmer has two second place finishes while Lance Dewease (Hamilton #77 J&J) finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, and Keith Kauffman (Middleswarth #7 J&J) raced to a fifth place finish on Sunday at Grandview. Doug Esh (#30 J&J) and Len Thompson (#CIII J&J) have also been involved in the opening Speedweek events.

California Sprint Car Civil War

Greg DeCaires and the Redi-Green Motorsports team continued their strong runs in California as they finished second in the Hoosier Racing Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series event at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. He started the #1K J&J eighth and raced his way to front using the high-line around the racetrack.

With his second place finish, DeCaires likely takes over the point lead of the series. The top finish was the former Silver Dollar Speedway champion's second in as many weeks after winning at Calistoga last weekend. "I am usually a bottom feeder here at Placerville so I thought tonight I'd try to get this car around the top tonight, my crew's been harassing me about poking around down on the bottom for a long time now," said DeCaires. "Everything is coming together for this team this month. We're moving up in the series and it looks like it's going to be a point battle all the way to the end."

Knoxville Raceway

Several J&J teams had solid runs at the famous Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Randy Martin paced the field for the first 12 laps in his #14 J&J sprinter and ended up finishing ninth in the 25-lap race. Skip Jackson raced the #21 JTR J&J from 19th to finish third while Ricky Logan raced the #17 J&J from the seventh row to a fourth place showing.

USAC Silvercrown

There were a pair of J&J silvercrown cars involved in the Weld Racing USAC Silvercrown series event this past weekend at Richmond International Raceway. R.E. Technologies teammates Tyler Walker and Donny Schatz competed in the Dominic's of New York 100. Walker piloted the Curb Records sponsored #35 J&J to a fifth place finish, the team's best of the season. Schatz unfortuneately had a broken steering system slow him in the ParkerStore sponsored #115 J&J.

"We needed five or 10 more laps and we could have got there," said Walker, following the race. "We were a little too patient. I wanted to focus on keeping the tires underneath me and going forward at the end, not backward. This is a good run for Curb Records, the new J&J chassis, Gaerte Engines, Sander Engineering and Kele. We can go out to Colorado now with a little bit of confidence, and hopefully move up a couple more spots and be in the winner's circle."


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Series Sprint
Drivers Donny Schatz , Tyler Walker