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J&J Auto Racing Teams Grab Two Championships, Win Seven Features


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McKenzie, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2016) – The 2016 racing season has been one full of successes for J&J Auto Racing teams, as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand continues to see the hardware stack up. Drivers Wade Nygaard and Casey Mack, along with six of their fellow J&J Auto Racing drivers, took top honors in their respective series and divisions last week.


Nygaard led the 410ci charge for the brand as he earned his ninth career Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) series championship on September 16 over fellow J&J Auto Racing driver, Mack. Down but not out, Mack rebounded to win the River Cities Speedway (RCS) track championship in Grand Forks, ND, on Sept. 16 to wrap up a stellar season. Nygaard also finished third in the RCS final point standings. Donny Schatz nabbed his 22nd World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 16 to close out a solid weekend for J&J’s 410ci Winged Sprint contingent.


Jared Horstman grabbed top honors in the first night of the 360ci Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 16. Mack DeMan kept up his winning ways at the same facility on Sept. 18, posting a win in the 305ci Winged Sprint division at Ohsweken Speedway to finish out a strong Canadian showing for J&J Auto Racing. Derek Hagar won the Ralph Henson Memorial event at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 16 to conclude J&J’s 360ci Winged Sprint contingent.


Darren Miller doubled up in 305ci IMCA Racesaver competition, rolling to the win at Hesston Speedway in Huntingdon, Penn., on Sept. 4. He matched that effort on Sept. 17 by winning his first feature event at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Penn. Mike Leraas drove to at win at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC, on Sept. 17, to boost J&J Auto Racing’s 305ci IMAC Racesaver division efforts.


For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for Sept. 4 – 18, please see below.


DATE    DRIVER               TRACK/STATE                                                SERIES


9/4/16    Darren Miller        Hesston Speedway/PA                                        305ci IMCA Racesaver Sprints


9/16/16  Donny Schatz      Clay Cty. Fair Speedway/IA                              WoO


9/16/16  Wade Nygaard     2016 Champion                                                   NOSA


9/16/16  Casey Mack         2016 Champion                                                    River Cities Speedway


9/16/16  Jared Horstman   Ohsweken Speedway/Ont.                                 360 Canadian Nationals


9/17/16  Darren Miller        Susquehanna Speedway/PA                             305ci IMCA Racesaver Sprints


9/17/16  Derek Hagar         I-30 Speedway/AR                                              Ralph Henson Memorial


9/17/16  Mike Leraas         Friendship Motor Speedway/NC                      305ci IMCA Racesaver Sprints


9/18/16  Mack DeMan       Ohsweken Speedway/Ont.                                 305ci IMCA Racesaver Sprints




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 or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at