J&J Auto Racing weekly news 2003-05-07

J&J Auto Racing teams score wins at premiere tracks McKENZIE, TN - Lance Dewease and Skip Jackson claimed victories for J&J Auto Racing at two of the most historic dirt tracks in the country last weekend. Along with wins at Williams Grove and ...

J&J Auto Racing teams score wins at premiere tracks

McKENZIE, TN - Lance Dewease and Skip Jackson claimed victories for J&J Auto Racing at two of the most historic dirt tracks in the country last weekend. Along with wins at Williams Grove and Knoxville, J&J teams also came home first at Clinton County Speedway, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, the New Sharon Speedway, Simpson County Speedway, and Selinsgrove Speedway,

Williams Grove All-Stars

Lance Dewease made it back-to-back wins in sprint car competition at Williams Grove Speedway as he topped the invading Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions in the special $6,000-to-win Early Bird Championship Friday night. Dewease took the lead on lap two in the Hamilton Motorsports #77J&J and never looked back in the 30-lap race, earning Dewease his 57th career win at the historic Mechanicsburg half-mile.

Knoxville Raceway

Skip Jackson captured the feature event win at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night driving the JTR Motorsports #21J&J. Jackson, who is a two-time Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, drove past early leader Mike Reinke during the middle stages of the race and went on to claim his 21st career feature win at the famed half-mile oval. Travis Cram (#92 J&J) finished 10th and Ricky Logan (#17 J&J) came home 13th in the feature.

Clinton County Speedway

Defending Sprint Car Champion, Blane Heimbach started the 2003 racing season at the Clinton County Speedway with championship flare as he claimed the opening night sprint car victory.

Heimbach, who started Middleswarth Potato Chip #12 J&J third, powered his way into the lead on the first lap and held off several challenges during the first 17 laps. After a final caution on lap 20, Heimbach had to hold off one more challenge during the final five laps to claim the victory.

Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

Jake Martens won his heat and his first career sprint car feature last Friday night at Fairgrounds Speedway, Oklahoma City in the 2003 J&J. Martens started eighth and took the lead on lap three and held the post for the remainder of the race.

Sharon Speedway

Ed Lynch, Jr. continued his winning ways at the New Sharon Speedway by winning the feature for the second week in a row. Lynch, who started 10th in his #2L J&J, worked his way into second place on lap 6 and took the lead on lap 13. He led the final seven laps to score the victory.

Simpson County Speedway

Darrell Hyde won his with first O'Reilly SUPR Sprint Car feature event on Friday night at Simpson County Speedway in Mendenhall, MS, driving his new #4J&J sprint car.

Selinsgrove Speedway

Blane Heimbach took a scintillating feature win in the track's headline 358 sprint car division as part of the oval's third annual Pack The Track free admission night. Heimbach used a last corner pass to take the checkered flag driving Jeff Creasy's #12 J&J in the 25-lap race.

"I don't know how I did that," said 21-year old Heimbach following the win. "We had to start back tonight but this J&J was locked down hard, you aren't going to find a better car in the pit area tonight. My car owner gives me a heck of a good car -- anything I need to win races."

Other solid J&J finishes:

All-Stars

Jeff Shepard had a strong debut in the Bob Miller Rigging #2 J&J charging from 20th to finish third in the All-Star event at Williams Grove and coming back the following night Lincoln Speedway and finishing third again. Fred Rahmer also scored a pair of top ten finishes driving the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J.

Port Royal

Keith Kauffman started the Middleswarth Potato Chips #7 J&J eighth and finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, while Len Thompson raced the CIII Motorsports J&J from 20th to a fifth place finish.

Memphis Motorsports Park

Mike Ward finished third in the O'Reilly Thunder Racing Series at Memphis Motorsports Park in his #88 J&J.

Mercer Raceway Park

Troy Preston drove his #1P J&J to a second place finish on Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park. Erin Crocker scored a ninth place finish driving the 16 J&J.

Lernerville Speedway

Ed Lynch Jr finished second for the second consecutive week at Lernerville Speedway in his #2L J&J. Jamie Smith came home fifth in the 20-lap feature event aboard the #5 J&J.

World of Outlaws

Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman continued the J&J torch in sprint car racing's premiere series, The World of Outlaws, last weekend at Nebraska Raceway Park. On Friday night, Schatz drove his ParkerStore #15 J&J from 20th to a fifth place finish. The following night, Pittman raced the Sherdon Motorsports #21 J&J from 12th to third in Saturday's 30-lap finale.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Donny Schatz , Bob Miller , Erin Crocker , Daryn Pittman
Teams Williams