Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up - West Coat Sprint Cars - Hanford 9-20-13 - Tulare 9-21-13 - Matt Mitchell

The racing gods did not shine down on JFM this weekend in Hanford or Tulare. Matt Mitchell was doing his thing as always, Jimmy May had the #73 fast, just was not in the stars for us...


Coming into tonight’s running of the 6th Annual ‘Jim Turner Memorial’ everything was looking about as good as it could. Jimmy May had the JFM King Racing Products A&A Precision CNC Machine Berry Pack #73 dialed in and fast. We had the talented Matt Mitchell running for us and he did not disappoint. Mitchell was third quick tonight with a time of 15.807 that put him to start 3rd in Heat 3. Matt came up strong in his Heat race to take the WIN which put him in the 8 lap Dash starting 6th. Again coming from behind he powered his way up to claim 3rd in the Dash which gave him a starting spot on the inside of the second row.

Now the feature race Mitchell fell back a spot from the gate but held onto 4th for a good part of the race through several Yellow Flags. By lap 20 Matt was in front of Netto holding 3rd and coming around laps 1 and 2 they got together and it took Mitchell out and to the back on the restart. Hobbling with a low left rear that was losing air quickly, he pulled off on the 23rd lap. This is Sprint Car racing.

Qualified: 3rd FORD-15.807
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1st
DASH: (6 laps) 3rd
FEATURE: (30 laps) 16th DNF


Matt Mitchell running the JFM King Racing Products A&A Precision CNC Machine Berry Pack #73 tonight here at the Thunderbowl, again, was going along as well as we could have scripted it. Mitchell was the fastest in qualifying, came from 6th to 3rd in his heat race, went from 8th to 5th in the Dash positioning him well for the main Sprint event of the evening in Tulare.

Starting on the inside of the 3rd row for the Feature, things were looking pretty optimistic. Then, after the 2 front runners tangled in the first turn, the race had a full restart putting Mitchell starting 3rd! Forward now to lap 5 where Mitchell had pulled into 2nd right behind the leader and trying to pass he got into the wall and off the track completely. All or nothing sent Matt to the back and this made getting back to front a steep uphill battle. This was lap 5, by lap 10 he had powered his way up to 12th with another yellow. Now in lap 15 with another yellow, Mitchell had the #73 car up to 9th. Now with the track taking on all that rubber, passing was getting tough. Another Yellow at lap 29 has Matt in 8th and he finishes in 7th.

Qualified: 1st FORD-15.639
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 3rd
DASH: (6 laps) 5th
FEATURE: (30 laps) 7th

USAC WEST COAST SPECIAL EVENT: September 28 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Brawl For It All” (Grudge Series)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Racing this WEEKEND! Kings Speedway & Thunderbowl Raceway | Matt Mitchell

JFM will have Matt Mitchell driving for us coming up this Friday & Saturday night for 2 events.

Friday, September 20th we will be at Kings Speedway for the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars series in Hanford, CA.

Saturday September 21st JFM will head over to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for another USAC West Coast Sprint race, ‘The Harry Talbot Memorial’.

Matt Mitchell will be wheeling the JFM King Racing Products / A&A Precision CNC Machine / Berry Pack #73 both nights. Mitchell has had top 10 finishes in each of his last ten races, with 2 WINS!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jon Stanbrough driving for Josh Ford Motorsports in upcoming National races!!

Josh Ford Motorsports is excited to announce that we will have the incredibly talented, nationally successful, Jon Stanbrough driving for us in two upcoming events!! Stanbrough is slated to run the USAC National Sprints at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ on October 25 and 26 as well as the three day 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA running October 31 through November 2!

Jon Stanbrough is one of the best Sprint car drivers in the nation, currently 3rd in the USAC National Sprint Cars Race. Jon has won over 180 features is 2 time National Sprint Car Driver of The Year, 5 time Kiss champion, 2006 Sprint week Champion, Two Time Kokomo Champion, Two time Valvoline Cup Champion… need we go on? Stanbrough has been racing for more than a decade and is already in the HARF Hall of Fame, inducted in 2011! Wow.

We will continue to bring more information to you on all upcoming races and drivers as it becomes available.