McKenzie, TN -- Fred Rahmer led a parade of J&J Auto Racing competitors last week and claimed the Pennsylvania Speedweek title. Rahmer, Lance Dewease, and Keith Kauffman all won races in the Speedweek while Chip Brown and Rick Wilson also came...
McKenzie, TN -- Fred Rahmer led a parade of J&J Auto Racing competitors last week and claimed the Pennsylvania Speedweek title. Rahmer, Lance Dewease, and Keith Kauffman all won races in the Speedweek while Chip Brown and Rick Wilson also came home victorious in J&J's.
After starting the Speedweek with a pair of J&J wins by Lance Dewease and Fred Rahmer, J&J Auto Racing stood tall all week scoring five wins and numerous top five finishes.
"Fast Freddie" Rahmer showed his dominance of 2004 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, last Friday night winning the 30-lap Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.
The win was Rahmer's third Speedweek victory for him in the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J. Rahmer started third and quickly moved his way into first and never looked back.
"I want this eighth Speedweek title more than the first one," Rahmer told the World of Outlaws-type crowd at the Grove. "We have so many good people involved with this team. It enables us to be able to run with anybody and I'm very proud of what we accomplished."
Keith Kauffman, who just recently was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, proved he still has a flair for the dramatic. Kauffman raced the Middleswarth #7 J&J past race-long leader Lance Dewease in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J on lap 26 of the 30-lap race.
"If the car's right, I run it as hard as the guys work on it," said Kauffman, following his first win of the season at the Port and 120th of his career at the half-mile oval. "We've struggled all year but boy, this car felt really good tonight. As long as everyone keeps eating those chips, we'll keep this thing running strong."
With Kauffman and Dewease finishing one-two, J&J Auto Racing captured four of the first five as Kenny Jacobs came home fourth in the #22 J&J and Fred Rahmer brought the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J home fifth.
Fred Rahmer and the Joe Harz Racing team earned the championship by finishing fifth in the final Speedweek race at Selinsgrove Speedway. He was involved in an early accident but raced his way back to fifth in the #88h J&J of Joe Harz Racing to clinch his eighth Speedweek title.
Lance Dewease finished second in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J while Keith Kauffman came home sixth in the Middleswarth #7 J&J. Doug Esh came home eighth in the Leach Motorsports #30 J&J.
OTHER WINNERS -
Chip Brown won his second JASPER Sprints feature event at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, NJ on Saturday night. Brown raced his #22 J&J from the pole position and led all 20 laps to claim the win.
EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS
The fireworks were in the air, but the show was on the fast half-mile oval known as Can-Am Motorsports Park in Syracuse, NY on Saturday night for the Empire Super Sprints Tour 2004 event. Rick Wilson raced his #42 J&J from his 22nd place starting spot to pass John Karklin Jr., also in a J&J, on the very last lap to pick up his second win of the season at the track.
"I just went into turn one as hard as I could up top and it just looked like he slowed down a bit going in," said Wilson following the win. "I just shot across the track and got under him coming off turn two. Once I did that I knew he couldn't go into turn three as hard as I could and I just went in deeper and slid up in front. I just had to come off strong and came home for the win."