J & J Racine news 2002-07-11

McKENZIE, TN -- There is something special about winning at home and last weekend Donny Schatz, Keith Kauffman, and Mike Ward all claimed checkered flags for J&J on their home turf. Ed Lynch Jr. might want to think about moving to Sharon because...

McKENZIE, TN -- There is something special about winning at home and last weekend Donny Schatz, Keith Kauffman, and Mike Ward all claimed checkered flags for J&J on their home turf. Ed Lynch Jr. might want to think about moving to Sharon because he's won six consecutive features and Loren Languruld also scored a home track win at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo.

World of Outlaws - Donny Schatz finally conquered his home track, Red River Valley Speedway, on Saturday night in the #15 ParkerStore J&J. He led the final 20 laps to take home the $20,000 prize. In the first two nights of action, he passed 23 cars and finished 7th and 3rd. Daryn Pittman also had a solid weekend in the #21 Sher-Don Motorsports J&J finishing 4th, 7th and 4th. Loren Langerud won the 360 feature event on Saturday night in his #56 J&J. Craig Keel (Pearl #9 J&J) and Mike Campbell (#10c J&J) were also both show makers in Fargo.

PA Speedweek - Keith Kauffman broke into victory lane on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway and pleased the home town fans by leading all 30 laps in the #7 Middleswarth J&J.

"We've been close a lot this week," stated Kauffman following his $5,000 payday. "We've finished second three times and we've been fast all week. But we've had some problems, I've spun out some and we've just had some bad breaks but this team is one of the best in the nation and I'm glad we could get a win during Speedweek."

Kauffman finished second in the Carquest Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Lance Dewease finished third in the Speedweek driving the Al Hamilton #77 J&J, and Fred Rahmer, who also won a Speedweek feature finished fifth in the Joe Harz Racing #88h J&J.

Lernerville Speedway - Ed Lynch Jr won his fourth feature of the season at Lernerville Speedway. Lynch took the lead in the feature on lap 18 driving his #2L CTT/Indy Recycling J&J and held on for the victory claiming his 53rd Lernerville Sprint feature victory that is just two victories short of Johnny Beaber's record of 55.

"We're looking at the big total," Lynch said, following the win. "We're still going after the record here!"

Mike Ward had victories both Friday and Saturday night this past weekend in his #88 J&J. He won Friday night at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, TN and Saturday night at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. He also took home an extra $500.00 bonus that Memphis and Little Rock are promoting for winning at both tracks.

-j&jar-

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