McKENZIE, TN – J&J Auto Racing teams proved to be tough to beat this past weekend as Phil Gressman, Mark Dobmeier and Tommy Worley, Jr., were all victorious.
ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
It was a total team effort on Friday night at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for Phil Gressman and #53 team crew that was assembled by the late Dee Genzman. Gressman and the team were up to the task and they claimed the Mid-Season Championship feature.
“I have to thank Marilyn Genzman and Andy Genzman and all they’ve been through. A little bit before the (World of) Outlaw show here we backed up so bad I couldn’t get out of the way quick enough. We went to work in the shop and straightened some things out and I feel pretty good…I think things are going in the right direction. Hopefully we can fend them off here,” said Gressman, following his sixth career victory at Attica.
Gressman drove the No. 53 Ludwig Propane/Kear’s Speed Shop/Level Performance sponsored J&J to victory.
“I could see the top of the track had a pretty good curb on it but it was pretty hard to quit what I was doing on the bottom,” admitted Gressman. “I’ve been here in the past where sometimes you get up there and ride around…I felt good on the top but I didn’t dare move from where I was. But, you get a caution with two to go and anything goes with Greg ( Wilson ) and Tim (Shaffer)…they’re going to do what they have to do and take a chance. Everything went well…I had a good car.”
Tim Shaffer finished third in the CH Motorsports No. 83 Kistler Racing Products/Kistler powered J&J.
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY
Mark Dobmeier was able to rise above all the obstacles on Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. and come out victorious in the feature event. Dobmeier wheeled the familiar No. 13L Lunstra/Dobmeier J&J from the 11th starting position and took the lead with five laps remaining.
“It was one of those races that make you want to hit the gym,” admitted Dobmeieer following the win. “There were cars all over. It was a matter of survival. This was a race a guy had to work his tail off. There was a lot of luck getting through those wrecks. There were three tangles where I easily could have been upside down.”
“Casey (Mack) was running so hard out front that I had to drive the wheels off the car,” Dobmeier said. “I was on the edge. It was win it or wear it to catch Casey.”
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY RACEWAY
Tommy Worley, Jr., earned his second Sprint car victory of the season on Saturday night at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. Worley started the evening by winning the second heat race driving the Alan Barton Motorsports No. 17 J&J. He started the main event outside the front row and raced to victory.
Team owner Alan Barton was thrilled with the victory. “This was a really good night for us,” said Barton. “I feel fortunate that I was able to put together a team like we have. Tommy is a really good driver and I got this J&J from a good friend of mine, Ricky Logan. It’s nice to come out of the box with a win and helps when you have people at places like Hedman Hedders helping us out. Hopefully, this is just the first of many wins for us this year.”J