J&J Auto Racing weekly news 2003-04-02

Lynch, Weaver and Vidrine take wins in J&J's. McKenzie, TN -- Three J&J Auto Racing teams found victory lane last weekend as sprint car action around the country begins to pick up. Ed Lynch, Jr. continued his winning ways at Lernerville Speedway...

Lynch, Weaver and Vidrine take wins in J&J's.

McKenzie, TN -- Three J&J Auto Racing teams found victory lane last weekend as sprint car action around the country begins to pick up. Ed Lynch, Jr. continued his winning ways at Lernerville Speedway as did AJ Weaver at Houston Raceway Park while Terry Vidrine won at Baton Rouge Raceway.

Lernerville Speedway

Ed Lynch, Jr. has raised the bar in sprint car racing at Lernerville Speedway in Western Pennsylvania, and that continued with his 57th win on Friday night. After starting fifth in his #2L J&J, "the Apollo Rocket" jumped to the lead on the first lap and never looked back leading the entire 20-lap race for the second consecutive season. Jamie Smith raced his way from the back of the pack to finish second driving the #5 J&J.

Houston Raceway Park

AJ Weaver made it three wins in four starts in the sprint car division at Houston Raceway Park on Saturday night in Baytown, TX. Weaver piloted his #55 J&J to victory lane.

Baton Rouge Raceway

Owner/Driver Terry Vidrine captured the sprint car feature event at the Baton Rouge Raceway this past weekend leading every lap of the 25-lap race on the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Vidrine and his mechanic Jeff Farmer follow the S.U.P.R. series and took advantage of an off-weekend on the schedule to the win with their #68 J&J sponsored by Central Plumbing and TDC Construction.

Other Strong J&J Performances:

O'Reillys World of Outlaws

Several J&J drivers showcased their talents at the US Air Force Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway's Dirt Track last weekend. In Friday's opening event, Daryn Pittman finished fourth in the 30-lap preliminary feature driving the Sherdon Motorsports #21 J&J and backed that effort up with a sixth place run on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Paul McMahan debuted a new J&J for car-owner Heath Miller and promptly set fast time in qualifications on Saturday. He finished the 40-lap feature in fourth place in the #2 J&J. Donny Schatz raced his ParkerStore #15 J&J from 21st to 12th on Friday night and from 25th to 16th on Saturday.

Selinsgrove Speedway

Lance Dewease was the highest J&J finisher at Selinsgrove Speedway on Friday night in the season opening Spring Thaw kickoff of the 2003 Middleswarth Potato Chips Susquehanna Valley 410 Sprint Series. Fred Rahmer drove the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J into second place, but had a left rear tire go flat in the final couple of laps. Dewease drove the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J to a third place finish, in the 25-lap race and was followed by fellow J&J runners Todd Hestor, who finished sixth in the Middleswarth #7m J&J, and Len Thompson, who came home seventh in the Crawford #CIII J&J.

Evergreen Speedway

Two drivers had strong showings in the Northwest Sprint Car Racing Association Amsoil Tour at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Two-time NSRA champion Allen Goetz debuted a new 2003 pavement J&J that was just recently built and came home fourth in the #5 J&J. Barry Martinez overcame problems in his heat and charged from 14th to fifth in the #01 J&J during the first 20 laps of the 35-lap main before having driveline problems with only a handful laps remaining.

Martinez was really pleased with the J&J's performance. "We just got Allen's car out here a week or so ago from J&J and put it together," he said. "We had help from Jack French and everything went together so well and to be fast right out of the box is awesome. I can't thank everyone at J&J enough for their hard work on this pavement car. They have got a winner here, and I think a lot of people will be seeing how well their cars race more and more."

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Series Sprint , World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Daryn Pittman , Paul McMahan