JD Motorsports

2014 Slinger Speedway Super Late Rookie of the Year

JD Motorsports Set for Season Opener at W.I.R

    4/26/17 – Fresh off an 18th place finish at Madison International Speedway with the ARCA Midwest Tour, Johnny & the JD Motorsports team are set for the weekly season opener at Wisconsin International Raceway. W.I.R will get their 2017 weekly schedule underway, this coming Thursday, May 18th. Johnny will be competing for Rookie of the Year Honors in the Super Late Model division. Gates are set to open at 5 pm, with qualifying at 5:45 pm & Racing at 6:45 pm. Visit www.frrcracing.net for more info on Thursday Night Thunder at W.I.R.

     The team will then travel to State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI on Saturday, May 20th for Round 2 of the 2017 ARCA Midwest Tour. Fan Gates open at 3 pm for the Cabin Fever 100, with qualifying to get underway at 4 pm & racing action at 6 pm. For more info on the Cabin Fever 100 visit www.midwesttour.racing/events/cabin-fever-100/.

    Be sure to visit our website at www.jdmotorsports7.com for all the latest info on JD Motorsports. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jdmotorsports7 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jdmotorsports7.

    JD Motorsports would like to thank the following partners who make this all possible: DeAngelis Construction, D&H Demolition, Industrial Recyclers, Kraussel Tool and Mfg., Undercover Lights, Kick Ass Work Wipes, TD Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, & Crystal Lake Landscaping.

(Article Credit: Jeff Bonilla / SixFour Promotions)

Mechanical Issues Sideline JD Motorsports at The Thaw

4/26/17 – Johnny DeAngelis & the JD Motorsports team were set to compete at The Thaw this past Saturday. The Thaw, a new event at Golden Sands Speedway, which underwent ownership changes over the winter was a $3000 to win event.

The day started off with a couple practice sessions prior to qualifying & racing, as Johnny was out in the 2nd practice session, he noticed the clutch was beginning to slip. So, the team went to work trying to assess the problem. They tried a few different options & sent Johnny back out to see if they had fixed the issue. Once Johnny left the pit are, he knew the issue had not been fixed. The only way to fix the issue was to change the clutch, however no spare was along in the trailer. The decision was made to park the car for the day & not risk breaking anything else because of the bad clutch.

The team will take this coming weekend off & will turn their attention to the Season Opener for the ARCA Midwest Tour series, which will take place at Madison International Speedway on Sunday May,7th. The Joe Shear Classic 200 Presented by Scag Mowers is scheduled to get underway at 2 pm. Visit www.misracing.com for more info.

Be sure to visit our website at www.jdmotorsports7.com for all the latest info on JD Motorsports. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jdmotorsports7 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jdmotorsports7.

JD Motorsports would like to thank the following partners who make this all possible: DeAngelis Construction, D&H Demolition, Industrial Recyclers, Kraussel Tool and Mfg., Undercover Lights, Kick Ass Work Wipes, TD Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, & Crystal Lake Landscaping.

14th for DeAngelis at Icebreaker 100 Season Opener

    4/12/17 – Johnny DeAngelis & the JD Motorsports team opened up their 2017 campaign this past Sunday at the 3rd Annual Icebreaker 100 which was held at the Dells Raceway Park, just outside Wisconsin Dells.

    29 Super Late Models were on hand for the Sunday afternoon event, which drew a capacity crowd for the 3rd year in a row. Qualifying was up first, Johnny was last car out by virtue of being the first car to pre-enter the event. After laying down a quick lap in the earlier practice session, the team was confident they could repeat in qualifying. After making a few changes to the car, Johnny’s turn to qualify was up. He was able to only turn a lap time of 13.706 seconds which was good enough for 18th of the 28 cars that qualified.

    With the top 16 cars in qualifying locked in to the Icebreaker 100 main event, Johnny would need to take part in one of the events 15 lap qualifier races. The #7 D&H Demolition entry started 2nd and got stuck on the high side at the start which let 2 car get past. Once Johnny was able to get in line, the race was mostly single file for the duration of the 15 laps which resulted in the Kick Ass Work Wipes / DeAngelis Construction entry coming home in 4th place.

    The Icebreaker 100 lap main event was next on the day, Johnny was set to pilot the Undercover Lights / Industrial Recyclers for outside row #9. As the field was coming to take the green flag, another competitors car had issues arise which resulted in him stopping on the track, leaving the rest of the field to scramble to miss the stalled car. Johnny was stopped in time, but competitors behind him had nowhere to go, resulting in the Kraussel Tool and Mfg. #7 being shoved into the stalled car & collecting 4-5 more cars. The event was red flagged so the track could be cleared of crashed cars & the fluids that were dropped on the racing surface. Johnny was able to limp the JD Motorsports / TD Graphics #7 back to the pits, where the crew was waiting to make repairs. After may repairs were made, Johnny was able to rejoin the field before they went back to green flag action. With the car not 100% to his liking, Johnny was able to complete the 100 lap event on the lead lap & was able to race the Hepfner Racing Products / Crystal Lake Landscaping #7 up to a solid 14th place finish to open up the 2017 season.

    Next up on the schedule for Johnny & the JD Motorsports team will be the ARCA Midwest Tour Race at Madison International Raceway on Sunday May 7th for the Joe Shear Classic 200.

    JD Motorsports would like to thank the following partners who make this all possible: DeAngelis Construction, D&H Demolition, Industrial Recyclers, Kraussel Tool and Mfg., Undercover Lights, Kick Ass Work Wipes, TD Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, & Crystal Lake Landscaping.

(Article Credit: Jeff Bonilla / SixFour Promotions)

DEANGELIS TO RUN WIR WEEKLY FOR ROOKIE CROWN IN ’17

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(Hubertus driver joins crowded rookie field for “Thursday Night Thunder” action)

(Kaukauna, WI) – Hubertus super late model pilot John DeAngelis has announced his intentions to run for the rookie-of-the-year crown on Thursday nights at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna.

The former Slinger Speedway super late model rookie-of-the-year will be 23 years old in May. “My Dad and I talked it over with our crew guys and we just want to try something a little different this year,” DeAngelis explained. “We’ve hired Travis Dassow (fellow super late model driver) as our crew chief for WIR. He’s run up there before and I believe he got 2nd place in the TUNDRA race there last year.”

While DeAngelis has attended races at WIR as a spectator he’s never raced the D-shaped, half-mile paved oval. “Rest assured we plan on coming up there at least two or three times to practice in April,” DeAngelis said.

DeAngelis will wheel a brand new Pathfinder chassis underneath a new Chevrolet Monte Carlo body. The team is supported by marketing partners DeAngelis Construction, D and H Demolition and Industrial Recyclers all out of Milwaukee.

DeAngelis will join what’s developing into a crowded field of candidates for the super late model rookie-of-the-year title. While DeAngelis isn’t a true “rookie” in the sense per the FRRC bylaws allow him and others to be eligible to run as rookies. Third generation driver Travis Sauter of Necedah will wheel the Chase Motorsports entry on Thursday nights, vacated by Casey Johnson. Bayport high school junior Chad Butz announced earlier this week that he’ll drive his dad Mike Butz’ number 8 racer. Other rookie candidates set to embark upon their freshman year at WIR include Jake Zelinske from Menasha and Kewaunee’s Mike Hardtke.

“It’s going to be a tough run to get rookie-of-the-year, especially with Travis Sauter in there,” DeAngelis admitted. “We’re going all in and are putting all of our eggs into one basket up there.”

“Thursday Night Thunder” will host 16 events with the season opening event being hosted by the Fox River Racing Club Thursday May 18 with racing starting at 6:45 p.m. Highlighting the FRRC schedule will be the Red, White and Blue state championship races. The triple-crown series often draws many top super late model drivers from other Wisconsin paved tracks and this year looks to be no different. The R, W & B shows will be held June 8, July 13 and August 10, respectively. Those races feature a boost in payout for the drivers and extended feature laps for the race fans.

The annual FRRC Tech and Practice day will be held Saturday May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator admission is free that day.

For more information please check the club’s website at frrcracing.net.

Article Credit: Fox River Racing Club