McKENZIE, TN (July 29) – Mark Dobmeier, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Terry Gray, Rodney Westhafer, and Patrick Bourke were recent winners piloting J&J Auto Racing Sprint cars. Dobmeier’s weekend included two wins and a second, while Kulhanek defeated the ASCS Gulf South stars, Gray continued his winning ways in USCS action, Westhafer won his first race at Path Valley Speedway, and Bourke collected his first United Rebel Sprint Series win of the season.
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY
Mark Dobmeier has been the dominant force at Red River Valley Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. the past few years. In 2010, the dominance has continued as he’s led the way on most Friday night’s behind the wheel of the Lunstra/Dobmeier No. 13L J&J. Last Friday, Dobmeier raced away from the field again on Hall of Fame Night taking the 25-lap Sprint car main event.
The victory was his fourth straight at the facility and eighth overall. He started ninth and was in third by the eighth lap. He took the lead on lap 12 and was never headed again.
“We’ve been changing things around here and there on the car,” Dobmeier said. “We’re always trying to get faster and we’re on to something that is helping us out a bit.”
ASCS – HEART OF TEXAS SPEEDWAY
Ray Allen Kulhanek continued his solid 2010 campaign by winning last Friday night’s ASCS Gulf South vs ASCS Lone Star feature at Heart of Texas Speedway. The win came in David Miller’s, 105 Machine-powered, Smileys Racing Products No. 21T J&J and helped Kulhanek extend his lead in the ASCS Gulf South points standings.
USCS – I-77 SPEEDWAY
Terry Gray gave the capacity crowd at I-77 Speedway something to cheer about on Saturday night as he raced the familiar black Rislone Oil Stabilizer sponsored Wesmar powered, J&J Auto Racing No. 10 to victory lane. Gray started seventh and had to out-duel fellow J&J racer, Johnny Bridges to record the win.
Bridges set the pace early from the pole position, driving the Sue Ellen Wilshe owned Biobased USA sponsored No. 07s Roush Yates Ford powered, J& J Auto Racing machine. Derek Hagar, No. 1a J&J, tested Bridges early before Hagar came to a stop only seven laps in. By lap 18, Gray was in second and two laps later took the lead from Bridges. Gray led the final nine laps to capture the 30-lap main event.
Gray led a group of J&J drivers, including Bridges (2nd) and Matt Linder (4th) driving the No. 1 J&J. Morgan Turpin (No. 80 J&J) finished sixth.
PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY
Rodney Westhafer took advantage of his pole position in last week’s makeup feature at Path Valley Speedway in the 305 Sprint division. Westhafer drove his No. 44 J&J to pick up his first win at Path Valley in 2010.
Mark Dobmeier concluded a fantastic weekend by racing the Lunstra/Dobmeier No. 13L J&J to victory on Sunday night in the Outlaw Sprints Division at Huset’s Speedway. Dobmeier, who finished second on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, was the fastest qualifier and raced to victory in the main event.
URSS – COLORADO MOTORSPORTS PARK
Colorado native Patrick Bourke was the first driver to win a United Rebel Sprint Series race at the new Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Co. on Sunday evening. Bourke raced his No. 27 J&J to victory after taking the lead on lap seven of the main event. The win was his first URSS victory of the season.
The staff at J&J Auto Racing would like to extend our condolences to the families of Mr. M.A. Brown, of McKenzie, Tenn., and Mrs. Johnny Ardis, of Mobile, Ala., who both passed away on Wednesday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.