Springtime Sprints Bring J&J Auto Racing Success
McKENZIE, Tenn. (April 12, 2017) – You’ve heard of April showers bringing May flowers? The J&J Auto Racing contingent didn’t get the memo to wait as they continue to rack up early springtime Sprint Car victories around the country. The weekend saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr., double up in Texas at the same time Doug Hammaker and Gerard McIntyre were racing to the checkered flag in Pennsylvania. With less than two weeks chipped away in April, the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer finds itself with over 30 wins to the team’s credit.
Hafertepe, Jr., and the No. 15H Keith Dobbs team officially put themselves in the record books after sweeping the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National event at the Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth April 7 -8. Hafertepe was followed to the line on Saturday by Tony Stewart, who came in fourth. The back-to-back wins bring his ASCS streak to four straight, and he’ll look to tie the series’ record of five this coming weekend at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Hafertepe has a perfect record in the early ASCS season offerings and currently leads the series point standings.
Being in the Eastern Time Zone, McIntyre officially posted J&J Auto Racing’s first win of the weekend on Saturday night as he ended his winner’s circle drought with a 410ci Division win at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. Taking the lead on lap 16, McIntyre cruised to the victory in the 25-lap Feature event. Hammaker was impressive on a slick surface at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa., on Sunday, April 9, as he earned his second 358ci Winged Sprint Car feature event win of the 2017 season. Taking the lead on lap 14 following a restart, Hammaker drove away to win the 25-lap feature event.
For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for April 2 – April 9, please see below.
DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES
4/7/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway/TX ASCS National Series
4/8/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway/TX ASCS National Series
4/8/17 Gerard McIntyre Lincoln Speedway/PA 410ci Division
4/9/17 Doug Hammaker Susquehanna Speedway/PA 358ci Division
Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.
A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.
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/.
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