J&J Auto Racing weekly news 2002-06-17

J&J's take two URC wins in Pennsylvania. While Jackson, Lynch, and Wilson also win. McKENZIE, TN - Pete Green and Chris Coyle helped J&J Auto Racing sweep last weekend's URC Advance Auto Parts sprint car feature events at Williams Grove Speedway...

J&J's take two URC wins in Pennsylvania.
While Jackson, Lynch, and Wilson also win.

McKENZIE, TN - Pete Green and Chris Coyle helped J&J Auto Racing sweep last weekend's URC Advance Auto Parts sprint car feature events at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Skip Jackson, Ed Lynch Jr. and Rick Wilson also carried the J&J Auto Racing banner to victory lane last weekend. Jackson claimed the 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway while Lynch captured the feature event at Tri-City Speedway in Western Pennsylvania, and Rick Wilson won the Southern Ontario Sprints event at Ohsweken Speedway. Russ Fletcher made it six consecutive wins at Abilene Speedway in Texas on Saturday night in his #4t6 J&J, and Lewis Jenkins Jr. continued his victory run at I-30 Speedway in his #1 J&J.

URC - Pete Green won the twenty-five lap URC Advance Auto Parts sprint car feature event Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in his Green Motorsports No. 4 J&J. For Green, it was his second career URC win and his first triumph of the 2002 campaign.

Chris Coyle was the man to beat in URC sprint car action Saturday night at the Lincoln Speedway.  Coyle, who took advantage of his front row starting position and led every lap, was the victor of the 25-lap URC feature and held off a late race challenge from Dave Ely.   For Coyle, driver of the Bill Turpin/Fred Kennedy J&J sprinter, it was his second win of the season and third career victory under the URC banner.  Steve Siegle gave J&J two drivers in the top five by finishing fifth in the Palladino #99 J&J.

Knoxville Raceway - Skip Jackson returned to his winning ways at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night piloting the #21 J&J sprinter to victory lane in the 410 feature event. Jackson passed early leader Ricky Logan late in the race to claim the victory. "I'm very fortunate to have good people around me," Jackson said following the win.

Tri-City Raceway - Ed Lynch, Jr. outdueled Brian Ellenberger into turn one at the start of the 20-lap Super Sprint feature and raced to his second win of the season. "I'd like to dedicate this win to my dad," said Lynch in reference to his father, Ed Lynch Sr., who is a retired Super Sprint and DIRT Modified champion. "I'm glad the fans came out so we could convince Mother Nature to let us race tonight." Lynch celebrated his Father's Day win in victory lane with his sons and future racing stars, Ed III and Sye. It was his 12th career win at Tri-City in his Indy Recycling J&J No. 2L.

SOS - Rick Wilson took the feature event at Ohsweken Speedway in the Southern Ontario Sprint (SOS) event. Wilson took command of the 20-lap feature from the start in his #27 J&J and was only slowed by one caution. After a lap five restart, Wilson led the rest of the race to collect the win.

Abilene Speedway - Russ Fletcher is on a hot streak and it continued on Saturday night at Abilene (TX) Speedway. Fletcher drove his #4t6 Haner Chevrolet/Ringo Drilling J&J to victory in the IMCA Sprint Car event. The sprint cars race twice a month on the 3/8-mile oval and Fletcher has won the last six events.

I-30 Speedway - Lewis Jenkins Jr. won his third feature event in Little Rock, AR, at I-30 Speedway driving his #1 J&J.

Other Notable J&J results from the weekend:

Pennzoil World of Outlaws - Donny Schatz finished second in Friday's Pennzoil World of Outlaws event at Heartland Park Topeka. Schatz took the #15 ParkerStore J&J from his 11th starting position to the lead on lap 12, but he was slowed by lapped traffic three laps later and ended up finishing second in the 25-lap preliminary feature event. Rain postponed the finale in Topeka until Monday, June 24th.

USCS - Terry Gray led the first ten laps of the 30 lap father's day weekend special event at East Alabama Motor Speedway, but ended up finishing 2nd in his #10 Wendy's of Lexington J&J.

Williams Grove Speedway - Keith Kauffman bounced back after two crashes last weekend with a second place finish on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Kauffman drove the Middleswarth #7 J&J past Doug Esh on the final lap to claim second. Fred Rahmer finished sixth in the Joe Harz Racing's #88h J&J and Kauffman's teammate, Todd Hestor, finished 10th in the Middleswarth #7m J&J.

Lincoln Speedway - Fred Rahmer finished third on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway one spot ahead of Lance Dewease in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J.

Lernerville Speedway - Ed Lynch, Jr. finished second on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in his #2L J&J and was joined in the top five by Jamie Smith (#5 J&J) who finished fifth.

World of Outlaws Gum Out Series - Jeremy Campbell finished 5th in Saturday's World of Outlaws Gum Out event at Sheboygan State Fair Park in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Donny Schatz
Teams Williams