McKENZIE, TN (May 18) – Mark Dobmeier and DJ Foos were victorious last weekend in Sprint car action driving J&J Auto Racing Sprint cars. Dobmeier scored his first triumph of 2011 on Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway in Sioux Falls, S.D., while Foos was victorious for the second time this year at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday night.
Hometown racer D.J. Foos was patient both early and late in Saturday’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint main at Fremont Speedway. Foos had his No. 11F Burger King/Buckshot Farms/Pit Stop Carryout/Schiets Motorsports backed J&J in second during the first 10 laps. Foos then took the lead exiting turn two and held on during the remainder of the race to score his second triumph at Fremont this season.
“I could get used to this winning at home if they let me,” said Foos. “I have to thank my guys, Jamie, Markus, my Dad (Dave), Zack, my mom, Kate, my Grandpa and Level Performance for building me a great motor.”
Mark Dobmeier and the Lunstra/Dobmeier Motorsports team have one of the most aggressive racing schedules around. Driving to race isn’t something they are afraid of and despite rain washing out part of their regular racing action, the Grand Forks, N.D. racer made a spectacular drive on Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway.
Dobmeier posted the second fastest lap in qualifying aboard the No. 13L Lunstar/Dobmeier J&J and started the 25-lap main event in seventh. While Dobmeier was making his way to the front, it was four-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz setting the pace in the Schatz Motorsports No. 15 J&J powered by the A4MP (Alternative 410 Motor Program) engine. Schatz started third and quickly worked his way into the lead.
The race went non-stop and Dobmeier caught Schatz with only a handful of laps remaining and made his winning pass on the high line of turns three and four. Dobmeier led the final two laps to score his first triumph in 2011 and was followed by Schatz, giving J&J a one-two finish.
“We had a great car tonight and man, that was a lot of fun to drive,” admitted Dobmeier. “Donny Schatz is as good as it gets, so to be able to race him for the win was quite a thrill. Traffic was the key. He kind of got caught up in it late and didn’t really have any place to go. The hole opened up for me and we took advantage of it. My team did a great job tonight and we can’t wait to get back out next week and see if we can get that next one.”
OTHER STRONG FINISHES….Tim Shaffer raced the C&H Motorsports No. 83 Kistler-powered J&J from 16th to finish third at Fremont Speedway in the 410 division…JJ Grasso finished fourth in the Jack Gunn Memorial Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway in Pennsylvania driving the Palladino Motorsports No. 99 J&J.