Chapman, Kansas: The Jayhawk Racing Journal has announced it will build its first 360 winged sprint project car during the winter of 2003. The 360 winged sprint car will be part of a special ten segment project development car built in conjunction with Doug Wolfgang of Wolfweld Chassis, the Jayhawk Racing Journal and Salina Engine Supply, Inc. of Salina, Kansas. The special ten part segment will feature five parts for the development of the Wolfweld winged sprint car chassis and five parts dedicated to the development of a competitive 360 cubic inch sprint car motor with Salina Engine Supply, Inc.

Doug Wolfgang of Wolfweld Chassis stated, “Although I am extremely selective of whom I build race cars for I will work closely with the Jayhawk Racing Journal for the development of the JRJ sprint project car. I am extremely proud of our product and will be delighted to showcase it through a prominent racing publication such as the Jayhawk Racing Journal.”

The winged sprint car will feature a 360 cubic inch engine built by Salina Engine Supply, Inc. of Salina, Kansas. Jeff Roberg and Todd Roberg are the owners of Salina Engine Supply, Inc. Jeff Roberg stated, “The Jayhawk Racing Journal is one of the top racing publications in the Midwest. We are delighted to be associated with the Jayhawk Racing Journal and a true champion such as Doug Wolfgang. This will give us an excellent opportunity to showcase sprint car development in an up and coming class such as the 360 sprint car. Furthermore, we are delighted with the JRJ “Night at the Track” and believe this is an excellent opportunity to showcase high quality sprint car development to fans throughout the Midwest.”

Doug Thompson of JRJ added, “Earlier this year we availed ourselves of the opportunity to work with late model chassis builder GRT to develop a late model car, Belleville Motor Sports and Diamond Engines to develop an IMCA modified project car and we absolutely jumped at the chance to work with a quality individual such as Doug Wolfgang of Wolfweld Chassis. Doug is nationally known in the sprint car industry. We also had a short list of national sprint car engine builders. Jeff Roberg and Todd Roberg of Salina Engine Supply, Inc. were the top choice. We are excited about the opportunity to work with them and build a top notch 360 winged sprint car.”

As in the past, the project car will be assembled piece by piece before the reader’s eyes. The Wolfweld chassis will be provided by Wolfweld and the component parts installed by Covenant Racing sprint car team.

The engine will be built entirely by Salina Engine Supply, Inc. and our cameras will observe the build up project for our readers.

The chassis segments will rotate with the engine segments to create a ten part story for the JRJ readers.

Once the car has been built it will be showcased in several 360 winged sprint car series and non-winged sprint events throughout the Midwest as part of the JRJ “Night at the Track”.

Once the car has finished its track appearances it will go on permanent display at the Kansas Auto Racing Museum.

The car will be driven by veteran sprint car driver, Roger Thompson and maintained by him and the Covenant Racing sprint car crew.

The project calls for the car to be completed by mid-to-late April 2004.

Roger Thompson stated, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Doug Wolfgang and Jeff Roberg and Todd Roberg for the development of the JRJ 360 winged sprint project car. This will give us a second Wolfweld sprint car in the stables of the Kansas Auto Racing Museum. We will have show car capability along with two virtually identically prepared race cars for competition and marketing promotions in conjunction with JRJ “Night at the Track” events.

Stay tuned for further developments concerning the JRJ 360 winged sprint project car

 

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