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Hickman Wins Eureka Garage & Sheds Sprint Car Series Title


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McKENZIE, Tenn. (March 13, 2018) – The old saying goes that the number 13 is unlucky.

Someone should probably let newly crowned Eureka Garage & Shed Sprintcar Series Champion Rusty Hickman in on the secret.

The 18-year-old sprint car standout not only contested all 13 Eureka Series events, he also claimed his first career 410ci sprint car feature event win in his first attempt at Wangaratta City Speedway behind the wheel of the No. VIC40 entry on February 3. Hickman’s second 410ci sprint car and Eureka Series win came at Moama’s Heartland Raceway on Feb. 24.

Hailing from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, Hickman’s solid run put him in the books as the youngest driver to ever be named as the Eureka Garage & Shed Sprintcar Series champion.

Picking up an extra $200 for setting quick time in the season finale at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, Hickman only had to finish ninth in his heat race to clinch the title. With a flourish, Hickman took second in his heat and went on to finish eighth in the series’ final event of the season.

“Being able to tick off an achievement like this so early in my career and to do so with the team and my family with me is the most pleasing part of all. Without them, it simply wouldn’t be possible,” said Hickman.

“We had a few up and down moments throughout the season but in the end, we came out the winner and that’s great.”

For a complete list of J&J Auto Racing winners, please visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

-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, Instagram at @jj_auto_racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJAutoRacing/. 


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