From J&J Chassis
McKENZIE, TN (Oct. 28) – Youth was served in Sprint car action last weekend as three J&J racers came home victorious. Ryan Farrell won in Western Australia while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made a triumphant return to Sprint cars at Riverside Speedway. Cole Duncan out-dueled veteran Sprint car star Ed Lynch, Jr. to pick up a popular win in Western Pennsylvania.
Ryan Farrell kicked off the opening night of the tenth season for the Perth Motorplex in winning style taking a brand new Monte Motorsport No. 95 Miracle Recreation Equipment J&J to victory lane.
“I can’t complain as it’s the first night out with a new car,” said Farrell. “I’m very happy with the result considering I didn’t start out the night too well.”
Farrell earned a front row starting spot with a thriling victory in his second heat. He took the early lead in the 25-lap race. After exchanging the lead with Kerry Madsen, Farrell regained the lead and was long gone.
“When you lead like that you’re a bit of a sitting duck there sometimes,” continued Farrell. “I knew I was good in turns one and two on the bottom, but three and four I didn’t know where I was supposed to be. It wasn’t until Kerry got me there that the bottom was the place to be so I moved down, covered my tail and I didn’t see him again.”
RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made a triumphant return to Sprint car racing by winning Sunday’s Mid-South Community College Trick or Treat Nationals at Riverside International Speedway in W. Memphis, Ark. Stenhouse, Jr. piloted the familiar No. 40R Dynotech powered J&J past fellow J&J racer, Marshall Skinner (No. 26 J&J) coming out of turn four with the white flag waiving.
The victory came in Stenhouse’s fifth race of the season in a Sprint car.
Skinner finished second in the 30-lap feature event. Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) was fourth, Eddie Gallagher (No. 1 J&J) was fifth, I-30 Track Champion Justin Sturch (No. 9t J&J) was seventh and Justin Carver (No. 24 J&J) finished 8th.
Cole Duncan made the most of a green-white-checkered finish in Sunday’s Sprint car feature of the Inaugural DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede. Duncan chased all-time feature winner Ed Lynch, Jr., for most of the race before making his winning move late in the race.
Lynch started on the front row and pulled out to a strong lead in his No. 2L J&J. The afternoon surface became very slick. Duncan was behind the wheel of his No. 22 J&J and found some traction in the middle of turns three and four on the late restart which allowed him to get by Lynch heading into turn one.
Once in front, Duncan wasn’t to be denied as he was first to the checkered flag. Lynch followed to give J&J a one-two finish.
Other results from J&J Auto Racing teams…
Steven Lines finished third driving the No. 45 H.A. Young Plumbing sponsored J&J
in Saturday’s Bill Wigzell ‘Battle of the Bridge’ event at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia.