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 for more info.

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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.