J&J Auto Racing | News Headlines

J&J Drivers Claim Three Championships, Three Late Season Wins


 



McKENZIE, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams continue to roll the competition, as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw drivers lay claim to three championships and three late season victories last week. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., sealed the deal on the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Division title, while Brandon McMullen was named as the Midwest Sprintcar Association (MSA) champion. American drivers Derek Hagar and Ray Allen Kulhanek earned victories in the United States, while Australian ace Rusty Hickman grabbed a win in the land down under. Hagar also doubled down, as he clinched the USCS Mid-South Series championship.

Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs No. 15H team wrapped up a championship season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series last weekend at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver finished fourth in the preliminary event and second in the Nov. 12 finale to clinch his first title with the series. McMullen, the third generation driver hailing from Wisconsin, won his second straight MSA Series championship. The No. 98 McMullen Racing Enterprises team was honored at the series’ championship banquet on Nov. 12 in Plymouth, Wis.

Australia’s Hickman, who is only 16 years old, won his first career A-main against a stout field of Mainline DynoLog Dynometers All Star Series competitors on Nov. 12 at Sonic Speedway in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia. Driving the Hickman’s Tree Service No. V40, the teenager broke through for his maiden feature event win in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers 360 All Star Series. Hickman and his father, Darren, celebrated with a wing dance duet after clearing the scales.

Kulhanek produced a storybook ending to the 2016 season when he returned early from a vicious fire to score a victory during the season finale last weekend. Kulhanek, who was severely burned during a sprint car race in late September, drove Randy Allen's 305ci winged sprint car to Victory Lane on Saturday during the Texas Grand event at Battleground Speedway on Nov. 12. The win was Kulhanek’s second straight Texas Grand triumph.

Hagar also found victory lane on Nov. 12, claiming another United Sprint Car Series (USCS) at Riverside International Speedway (RIS). The victory gave Hagar and the No. 9JR team the edge in the final championship standings in the USCS Mid-South division. Hagar has now won championships in all three USCS divisions. With 14 wins with J&J Auto Racing in 2016, Hagar tied his second-best season victory total again in 2016.

-J&J-

About J&J Auto Racing

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJAutoRacing/. 



 


.

[ Back to J&J News ]




More News...

May 25
Four Square: Team J&J Auto Racing Scores Four Victories In Two Countries

May 18
Third Time Is The Charm

May 11
Lucky Seven: J&J Auto Racing Beats The Odds

May 3
TURPEN, STARKS WIN FOR J&J AUTO RACING

April 27
Zimbardi, Nygaard, Lawrence, Kulhanek & Wolfe Score Victories

April 21
Hafertepe, Jr., Scores Number Five, Horstman, Turpen, Drueke Earn Wins

April 13
Springtime Sprints Bring J&J Auto Racing Success

April 5
Lucky Seven: J&J Auto Racing Teams Roll Into Victory Lane

March 30
J&J Auto Racing Goes Three For Three

March 23
Hafertepe, Schatz, England & Veal Win For J&J Auto Racing

March 14
Schatz Doubles Down In Vegas, Murcott Wins In Australia

March 9
Schatz Continues Streak, Turpen & Hagar Find Victory Lane

March 2
Scott Bush Selected As February #WinWithJ&J Photo Winner

February 24
Schatz Is Triple Threat In DIRTcar Nationals

February 16
Schatz Doubles Up, Racing Continues In DIRTcar Nationals

February 11
Going Green, Taking The Checkered

February 2
J&J Auto Racing Gets Social, Twitter Promotion Continues

January 26
Dealers Highlighted, Twitter Contest Continues

January 19
New Year, New Season Kicked-off By Twitter Promotion

January 12
McDonald Crowned King Of The Springs

website by daniel beard