Winning Races, Chasing Championships: Moro, Edwards & Drueke Lock Up Titles
(Photo: Alan Messick Photography/Facebook)
McKENZIE, Tenn. (August 30, 2017) – Winning races and chasing championships. It’s been a common theme carried by McKenzie, Tenn., based J&J Auto Racing and the teams that compete under the brand’s banner all season long. This week, nine drivers across the country put their J&J’s in victory lane while three laid claims to the title of track champion in their respective divisions.
Matt Moro put a wrap on the 2017 Knoxville Raceway 360 Division championship on August 26 with a sixth-place finish in the season ending Knoxville Championship Cup event. The title was Moro’s second track championship at the facility, with his first coming in 2008.
Martin Edwards took home the 2017 IMCA RaceSaver 305ci Division title at Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially on August 26 with a fifth-place finish in the feature event.
Tyler Drueke wrapped up the 2017 IMCA RaceSaver 305ci Division title at Eagle (NE) Raceway on August 26 with a solid third-place finish to put a period on the championship.
Leading the charge for J&J Auto Racing in the 305ci Winged Sprint Car contingents was Chris Graf, who has won three consecutive events at Arlington (MN) Raceway on August 5, 12 and 19 to bring his win total on the season up to four. On August 26, Cody Bova bested the 305ci Division field at Mercer (PA) Raceway Park to win his third feature event of the year. Ryan Stillwaggon won the 305ci Division feature event on August 26 at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway to put his name in the win column.
Doug Hammaker won the 358ci Winged Sprint Car Division feature event at Lincoln speedway in Abbottstown, PA, on August 26 to claim his fourth victory on the season.
Brooke Tatnell, Jared Horstman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Brayden Gaylord won a quad of 360ci Winged Sprint Car feature events on August 25 and 26, respectively. Tatnell triumphed over the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series field at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN. Horstman won his tenth feature of the 2017 season at Manistee County Fair Speedway in Onekama, MI, on August 25 against the Great Lakes Sprint Series (GLSS). Hafertepe, Jr., won his 13th feature event of the season against the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Division at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN, on August 26. Gaylord bested the field at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA, on the same night to round out J&J Auto Racing’s 360ci racing action.
Carl Bowser triumphed in 410ci Winged Sprint Car events in Pennsylvania and Michigan on August 25. Bowser took the checkered flag in his home state at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA.
For a list of J&J Auto Racing championship titles thus far this season, please see below.
DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES
Matt Moro Knoxville Raceway/IA IMCA RaceSaver Track Champion
Martin Edwards Devil’s Bowl Speedway/TX IMCA RaceSaver Track Champion
Tyler Drueke Eagle Raceway/NE IMCA RaceSaver Track Champion
For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for August 19 – August 26, please see below.
DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES
8/5/17 Chris Graf Arlington Raceway/MN IMCA RaceSaver
8/12/17 Chris Graf Arlington Raceway/MN IMCA RaceSaver
8/19/17 Chris Graf Arlington Raceway/MN IMCA RaceSaver
8/19/17 Brooke Tatnell Granite City Speedway/MN UMSS
8/25/17 Carl Bowser Lernerville Speedway/PA 410ci Division
8/25/17 Jared Horstman Manistee County Fair/MI GLSS
8/26/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Smoky Mountain Speedway/TN ASCS National Series
8/26/17 Cody Bova Mercer Raceway Park/PA 305ci Division
8/26/17 Doug Hammaker Lincoln Speedway/PA 358ci Division
8/26/17 Brayden Gaylord 34 Raceway/IA 360ci Division
8/26/17 Ryan Stillwaggon Bridgeport Speedway/NJ 305ci 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.
To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners
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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