McKENZIE, TN (June 5) – While Mother Nature dominated a lot of the dirt track racing scene last weekend, Mark Dobmeier was able to carry the torch for J&J Auto Racing. Dobmeier won his fifth consecutive race at River Cities Speedway Friday night and capped the weekend by winning his first race at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY
Mark Dobmeier has been dominant at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. this season. The Dobmeier/Lunstra No. 13L J&J has been on a rail all season and on Friday night, the car was going forward again. This victory didn’t come easy as Dobmeier had his hands full in the 25-lap feature event and didn’t have the victory in hand until he crossed the finish line.
“That was a good race,” Dobmeier said, following his fifth straight win. “We had a race track with a high groove and a low groove. Jason’s (Linnell) car worked well low and mine was good up top. We probably ran side by side for half that feature.”
“On the last lap, I knew Jason was going for it. If he had done a slide job, he might have had me, but I would have turned the wheels to have something for him at the end. But it was one of the best races we’ve had here in years.”
After winning on Friday night, Mark Dobmeier wanted to follow it up with a victory at Huset’s Speedway. Dobmeier started the blue and white Dobmeier/Lunstra No. 13L J&J fourth and tracked down race leader Terry McCarl. With four laps to go in the 25-lap feature event, Dobmeier took the lead and went on to claim his sixth victory of the season.
Other recent winners: Rodney Westhafer won his first 358 division Sprint car victory on May 18 at Williams Grove Speedway. The 19-year-old raced the Westhafer Racing No. 44 J&J into the lead on the opening lap and led all 20 laps to pick up the victory.
GET WELL SOON… The staff at J&J Auto Racing would like to wish Alex Shanks a speedy recovery. Shanks was injured while competing in the USCS event at Columbia, Miss. last weekend driving Shane Wade’sNo. 66 J&J.