J&J Auto Racing weekly news 2003-09-03

McKenzie, TN - Although Mother Nature created havoc for some racers, Loren Langerud played havoc on sprint car competitors in the WISSOTA series leading the J&J Auto Racing charge on victory lane. Langerud scored two wins over the holiday weekend...

McKenzie, TN - Although Mother Nature created havoc for some racers, Loren Langerud played havoc on sprint car competitors in the WISSOTA series leading the J&J Auto Racing charge on victory lane. Langerud scored two wins over the holiday weekend while Doug Esh, Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Ricky Logan, Mike Johnson and Lane Whittington also scored sprint car victories for J&J.

Williams Grove Speedway

Doug Esh kicked off the 21st Annual Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway by winning the first of the triple 20's feature on Friday night. Esh drove the #30 Leach Automotive J&J from his front row starting spot and led the entire 20 lap race. Steve Siegel, who was driving a backup car of Fred Rahmer owned by Joe Harz Racing, came home second ahead of Lance Dewease (Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J) giving J&J a one-two-three sweep in the first race.

Fred Rahmer, who finished fifth in the first race, drove the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J from his eighth starting position in the second 20-lap race and quickly worked his way to second before taking the lead on lap nine. He held off several challenges to claim his 54th career win at the legendary half-mile.

Susquehanna Speedway

Lance Dewease took home the $7500 first prize on Sunday night claiming the Third annual Coors York County Nationals at Susquehanna Speedway. Dewease drove the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J to the victory after starting second and taking the lead on lap 12 of the 32-lap feature event.

IRA Sprint Cars

Ricky Logan won the IRA Feature event at Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa on Sunday night. Logan, who led all 25 laps in the Gifford Motorsports #17G J&J, won the same race last year. Logan was followed to the checkered flag by Skip Jackson in the JTR Motorsports #21 J&J.

WISSOTA Sprint Cars

Loren Langerud continued his chase to the WISSOTA championship over the weekend sweeping the Mighty Axe Nationals in Brainerd, MN. On Saturday, he started his #56 J&J 11th and took the lead during the midway stages of the race and went on to claim the win. The following night, he started fifth and took most of the race to work his way into the lead. Once up front, he was not to be denied and claimed the win.

River Cities Speedway

Mike Johnson won the River Cities Speedway 25-lap track championship on Friday night. Johnson started 5th in the #94 McDonalds J & J and led the final five laps to claim the victory. Tim Mulvaney started on the pole and finished 2nd in the RETRAX sponsored J & J.

CAJUN Sprinters

Lane Whittington won Saturday's CAJUN Sprinters feature event at Queen City Speedway in Meridian, MS. Whittington drove the #12 Porter Cable sponsored J&J to the victory. Whittington's Gatwood Motorsports teammate, Rusty Samford, drove his #24 J&J to a third place finish.

Other Solid J&J Performances:

World of Outlaws

Donny Schatz finished second in the 11th annual Harvest Classic at Calistoga Speedway on Sunday night. Schatz drove the #15 Parkerstores J&J to a pair of fourth place finishes in the preliminary feature events Friday and Saturday.

"This weekend is the best run I have ever had at Calistoga," said Schatz. "I am really pleased to come away with a strong second place finish. I had to fend off challenges from some really strong cars the whole race. Tyler, Chad (Lambert, tire specialist) and Dave (Yingst, crew man) gave me superb cars all weekend. The J & J chassis handled perfectly. I had a great car and we got a good finish."

Daryn Pittman raced the #21 Sherdon Motorsports J&J and joined Schatz in the top five with a run from ninth to fourth.

Sharon Nationals

Erin Crocker led four J&J drivers scoring top five finishes in the Sharon Nationals. Crocker piloted her #16 J&J to a runner-up finish at Sharon Speedway while Ed Lynch Jr. finished third in his #2L J&J, ahead of Chad Hill in the #44 J&J and Craig Keel in his #9 J&J, who came home fifth.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Donny Schatz , Erin Crocker , Mike Johnson , Daryn Pittman
Teams Williams