McKENZIE, TN (July 19) – J&J Auto Racing teams scored wins in across the map last weekend seeing victories come in a variety of series and at a number of tracks. Aaron Ott, Donny Schatz, Tim Shaffer, David Gravel, Danny Holtgraver, Mark Dobmeier, Tyler Bear, Bobby Howard and Eric Riggins, Jr., were all winners in Sprint car action last weekend.
Teenage racer Aaron Ott put on a clinic in last Tuesday’s 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge at Lincoln Speedway. Ott raced the No. 77 Hamilton Motorsports Ott-powered J&J from the 12th starting spot and raced his way into the lead on lap 24 of the 25-lap race.
“I was good on the bottom if I carried speed in, and I saw that he just missed it a little bit and I saw he was sliding up,” said Ott. “Lance (Dewease) is a really clean racer and he didn’t come down and chop me. He left an opening, and I went right back up to the top. Then the yellow comes out. God didn’t want us to win tonight, but we did, and I think He was along on the ride.”
WORLD OF OUTLAWS – BRAD DOTY CLASSIC
Donny Schatz won last Wednesday’s World of Outlaws Brad Doty Classic behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J. Schatz led the final eight laps of the 40-lap A-Feature at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.
“Tonight was a ton of fun,” said Schatz. “The track developed a low, middle and high groove which made it awesome for us racers. Hats off to my team and everyone involved with this STP/Armor All/ Chevrolet J&J. We really like winning and doing it the way we did it tonight made it even better. Brad (Sweet) and Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) made it interesting and I really had a blast.”
WORLD OF OUTLAWS – KNIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS ROYAL
Tim Shaffer scored a thrilling triumph in Friday’s Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Shaffer won his heat, the dash and the 30-lap World of Outlaws A-Feature in the CH Motorsports No. 83 Kistler-powered J&J.
“The top line was the place to be and we could get such a run going up there,” said Shaffer. “We were good both on and off the cushion and we could move around a lot so that helps us tremendously. The guys did a great job giving me a good car all night long. Now, our goal is to try and come back and have a strong car for that big pay day.”
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY
Mark Dobmeier continued his winning ways at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. last Friday night. Dobmeier lapped a good portion of the field behind the wheel of the Dobmeier/Lunstra No. 13L J&J.
Danny Holtgraver picked up his third Sprint car feature victory of the season and first at Lernerville Speedway this season last Friday night. Holtgraver used a lap three restart in the No. D4 J&J to grab the lead, which he never relinquished in the 20-lap main event.
CLINTON COUNTY SPEEDWAY
Bobby Howard raced his No. 49 J&J to a convincing victory in Friday night’s race Clinton County Speedway. The victory was Howard’s first of 2011.
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY
Tyler Bear dominated the 305 Sprint car feature on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Bear scored the victory in the No. 25 J&J.
USCS – DIXIE SPEEDWAY
Sixteen-year-old Eric Riggins, Jr., led the final half of lap in Saturday night’s USCS event at Dixie Speedway, and earned his first career USCS triumph. Riggins started on the outside of the front row in his No. 47 J&J and followed fellow J&J racers Johnny Bridges (No. 07 J&J) and Matt Linder (No. 1x J&J) for the first 12 laps. He passed Linder for second on lap 12 and spent the next 18 laps chasing Bridges. On the final lap, Bridges slowed to miss a lapped car and opened the door for Riggins. The top-five was a J&J sweep as Riggins led Bridges, Linder, defending USCS champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J), and 18-year-old Morgan Turpen (No. 80 J&J).