McKENZIE, TN – Three racers picked up Sprint car feature event wins driving J&J Auto Racing cars last weekend. Ricky Logan scored a victory in New Zealand, while Mike Leraas and Brandon Thornhill picked up their first wins of 2013 on American soil.
American Ricky Logan scored another international victory on Sunday when he drove the No. 10 Lucas Oil sponsored J&J to victory. Logan took top honors in the Winged Thunder Five event at Harrisville Speedway in Ohakea.
CAROLINA RACESAVER SPRINT CAR SERIES
Mike Leraas was all smiles after Saturday’s 30-lap Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Car Series main event at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, N. C. Leraas wheeled his No. 77 Carlton Scale and Westrom, Inc. backed J&J to the win in his first race of the season.
“We had a lot to celebrate on Easter Sunday this year,” admitted Leraas. “There are so many people to thank and it starts with my wife, Angie. There were a lot of people helping us both at the track and getting this car together. I’m so happy to get this win.”
BATON ROUGE RACEWAY
Brandon Thornhill had a memorable night last Saturday at Baton Rouge Raceway in Louisiana. Thornhill in only his fourth-ever Sprint car start led every lap of his heat behind the wheel of his No. 68T J&J. The success continued in the 30-lap feature race as he led the event flag-to-flag to capture his first career Sprint car triumph.