Dirty Dozen: Three Days, Two Countries, 12 Wins For J&J Auto Racing
(Photo Credit: Marty Beckman Photography/lakeozarkspeedway.com)
McKENZIE, Tenn. (May 30, 2018) – The Memorial Day Weekend was one for reflection on the sacrifices made in the name of the freedom the United States enjoys.
It was also a weekend for some serious racing for Tennessee’s J&J Auto Racing.
Kicking off the holiday weekend in winning form was Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz as he picked up his ninth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the 2018 season at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win was Schatz’s 13th triumph to-date on the season.
Cale Thomas also posted a win on May 25 against a stout field of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) entries at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park. Following Thomas to the checkered flag was Ohio’s Lee Jacobs who finished third. Jacobs put on a clinic in traffic, climbing from the 23rd starting position to park it on the podium.
Same state, different track, same result. Jared Horstman picked up his second win of the 2018 season at Limaland (Ohio) Motorsports Park in NRA Sprint Invaders competition.
Following suit in the Central Time Zone on the same evening, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., picked up the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Gulf South Region feature event win at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas to put his third victory of the year on the board. Hafertepe, Jr., was followed to the line by fellow J&J Auto Racing driver Terry Gray who finished in third place.
James Kinder earned the win in 305ci winged sprint car competition at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO on May 25 to put his name on the J&J Auto Racing winner board.
Liam Martin claimed a Crate Sprint Car Division victory at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada on May 25 to put J&J Auto Racing on the International map. The win was Martin’s first of 2018.
Saturday, May 26 brought more of the same results. Jake McLain kicked off the evening with a Carolina Sprint Tour win at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, NC.
Shane Morgan led a strong contingent of J&J Auto Racing competitors at Jackson (MS) Motor Speedway as he picked up the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) win. Morgan was followed to the line by Marshall Skinner who finished second, Morgan Turpen who ran fourth, Dale Howard in fifth and Terry Gray in sixth place.
Boston Mead grabbed his second win of the year at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, MI on May 26 in the 410ci winged sprint car division.
Ray Allen Kulhanek won the ASCS Gulf South Series feature event on May 26 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in a home-state triumph. Fellow Texas natives and J&J Auto Racing drivers, Hafertepe, Jr., and Martin Edwards finished second and fourth, respectively.
Mike Houseman, Jr., won the IMCA RaceSaver 305ci feature event at Boone (Iowa) Speedway on May 26 to add to his season win total.
Wrapping up the weekend with a win at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, WI on May 27, Brooke Tatnell took the checkered flag against a strong field of Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) entries.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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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