J&J Auto Racing weekly news 2002-07-01

J&J's take two 1-2-3 finishes and five other wins in sprint car action. McKENZIE, TN - The old saying goes "Good things come in threes", and last weekend on two occasions J&J Auto Racing swept the top three spots. From Lernerville to Grandview,...

J&J's take two 1-2-3 finishes and five other wins in sprint car action.

McKENZIE, TN - The old saying goes "Good things come in threes", and last weekend on two occasions J&J Auto Racing swept the top three spots. From Lernerville to Grandview, J&J Auto Racing teams proved to be tough to beat as Todd Hestor, Jimmy Hawley, Fred Rahmer, Alex Shank, Ed Lynch, Jr., and Loren Langerud won sprint car feature events last weekend.

Lernerville - Jimmy Hawley scored his first feature win at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for owner Billy Shearer. "I'm speechless," said Hawley in victory lane. "It is real nice. I kept going around in circles. I forgot how to get up here! About four weeks ago, we got this new J&J Chassis with a Don Ott Motor, and we are so happy." Hawley's #25 J&J led Jamie Smith #5 J&J and Ed Lynch Jr. #2L J&J to the checkered flag giving J&J the podium sweep.

Williams Grove - Todd Hestor led the final six laps in the Middleswarth #7m J&J and claimed his second career feature win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. A J&J sprinter led every lap in the race starting with Shawn Keen in his #53 J&J. Todd Gracey drove Bill and Kay Tanger's #07 J&J past Keen on lap three and led the race until Hestor took command. Keith Kauffman, Hestor's Middleswarth teammate, drove the #7 J&J to a third place finish.

Grandview - Fred Rahmer captured the CARQUEST Auto Parts Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week feature Sunday night at Grandview Speedway leading all 35 laps in the Joe Harz Racing #88 J&J. Lance Dewease made several attempts at the lead in Al Hamilton's #77 J&J, but had to settle for second in front of Keith Kauffman (Middleswarth #7 J&J).

Sharon - Ed Lynch Jr., it five wins in a row by capturing the Sunburst Environmental Sprint feature at the New Sharon Speedway on Saturday night. Lynch, who started his #2L Indy Racing J&J sixth, took the lead on lap four and lapped up to fourth place, but had to hold off a hard charging Jimmy Hawley in the #25 J&J.

Benton (MO) - Alex Shank drove Jim Hall's #66 J&J to victory lane on Saturday night in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature event at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark.

Red River Valley - Loren Langerud won his fifth feature of the season at Red River Valley Speedway in a J&J and he also has the WISSOTA points lead.

Other Notable J&J finishes:

Memphis Motorsports Park - Mike Ward finished second on Friday night driving a J&J at Memphis Motorsports Park.

USCS - Terry Gray scored a second and third place finish over the weekend driving his #10 Wendy's of Lexington J&J in USCS action.

Skagit Speedway - Travis Jacobson finish fourth in the 360 feature event at Skagit Speedway piloting the #18 J&J sprinter.

Tri- City Speedway - Ed Lynch Jr. finished second in his #2L Indy Racing J&J at Tri-City Speedway.

Knoxville Raceway - Daryn Pittman finished fourth in the Sher-Don #21 J&J sprinter at Knoxville Raceway in the 40-lap NAPA Classic.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Daryn Pittman
Teams Williams