"WHERE WE'VE BEEN AND WHERE WE'RE GOING"
Thanks for visiting our Bendinrules / Disaster motorsports Website.
My name is Alan Jennejohn.
you can call me A.J.
In March of 2014 my wife Janette [ J.J. ] purchased a 2008 stallard chassis mini sprint #2 JR. and we teamed up with Sheldon and Angie Kinser and their Disaster Motorsports Team #56 jr.located in Inverness , florida with Sheldon doing "double duty" driving both cars at different selected races.
With six A-Main wins so far in 2014, currently third in the Florida Mini Sprint points and battling for a track Championship at North florida Speedway in Lake City , Florida we consider 2014 already a successful year regardless of the remainder of the year.
We are already making plans for 2015 and through this website we will bring you stories and pictures about our racing for the rest of 2014 and then racing into 2015 , the competitors that race with us and the tracks we race at along with the fans and the support of our advertisers.
We call ourselves "The Geritol Gang" for obvious reasons but we have fun racing with competitors of all ages.
We hope you will join us each time we publish and keep updated on our "Spirit Of U.S.A. fan Appreciation tour 2015" and Kid's be sure to become a "Sheldon's Army" Fan and get your dog tag for 2015.
It was trick or treat night at the North florida Speedway in Lake city , Florida and the candy for the kids was more plentiful than "Ants on a stump" .
Drivers had their masks on [ at least i hope ] and Atlantic Powder coatings Frisbee's and coozie's were a big hit thanks to Harold Matthews for providing those.
Racing was fast and furious in a full card of E-mods , Open wheel mods , Pure Stocks , Street Stocks , Box Stox along with the "ultra bullets" the potent little mini sprints.
We took our sixth win of 2014 in Florida but it looked like for the longest time that there would be an "upset" first time winner with 12 year old Danny Sams who lead most of the feature before Sheldon Chased him down and passed him in lapped traffic.
This youngster is a new phenom and his racing talents are every bit as good as last years champion Nicholas Snyder.
It's just a matter of him learning a few more "tricks" from the veterans and "watch out".
DANNY SAMS #24X leads Robby Hoffmann #12 in "Hot laps" at North Florida Speedway
DANNY HAD A EXTRA PASSENGER ON THIS "TRICK OR TREAT" NIGHT AT NFS helping him hand out his sponsors / Just Poppin.com Popcorn. Tasty morsels for sure.
Danny's Great personality is making him a fan favorite at North Florida Speedway
Another nice surprise for the night was Dustin Cates win in the Atlantic Powder coating's "Dash For Cash" race.
Dustin showed the way for all six laps and was one fast ride winning the 100 dollar bonus put up by Harold matthews.
DANNY slid back to fourth at the finish with "The Ocala Rocket" Robbie Smith #77 finishing second , Gavin Thomas #7 coming home third and Robby Hoffmann rounding out the top five.
Some close hard racing between Smith and thomas throughout the A-Main as they swapped positions numerous times.
What made our win a little more special was the fact that Sheldon had twisted his back early Friday and was in considerable pain before going out in the heat race.
he chose to stay in the car until "Dash" time meandered out for Tricks and treats for the kids and then drove the 2 JR. like he had just stoled it for the feature.
That's why we call him "Showtime".
Sheldon and two of his friends at north florida Speedway
Recently a comment was made by someone that we need to put 2014 behind us and move on.
I for one want to remember 2014 as a great year for dirt track racing for one because of our strong first year showing , winning six A-mains so far and being somewhat in the running towards the championship.
But there's much , much more to making this season one of the best in the last few.
For one Lithia , Florida's Robby Hoffmann #12 in his first year of racing mini sprints could very likely walk off with the Championships laurels.
A real accomplishment by this team that who took their racing seriously and professionally.
the same goes for the Smith family with Robby Smith #77 also in his first full year with the Florida Mini Sprints.
This Ocala , florida based family also does their "homework' each week and although these two teams along with ours battled for positions we all seem to develop a close relationship nearing season's end and talk of traveling together some in 2015 to a few out of state shows. good friends , good racers.
What about our young talent?
Danny Sams and Austin rice both showed that they came to race mini sprints in their first year with some pretty impressive runs securing the future of this type of racing and as like the others we became close friends with both drivers , their families and crews.
Russ Heider #86 last raced mini sprints in 2010 and scored his last A-main win that season. he returned in 2014 and let all know he came back to run up front with several heat wins and 1 A-Main win so far in 2014.
We enjoyed a season with "seasoned" veterans and new racers getting their feet wet for the first time and having a ball doing it.
Under the supervision of president jesse Teed we re -visited Volusia Speedway park after a two year absence and Jesse was responsible for finding new drivers interested in racing mini sprints and places to buy them.
Mid season John crowder took over the helm and is looking into a season's end to remember.
there's more than just the mini sprints that made 2014 special.
Kent Corbin's "Benny Corbin Memorial" race was so far the race of the year with more to come in 2014 .
racing is doing well from Sprint Cars to Thunder stocks , street Stocks , Pure stocks all the way down to the great car count of Box Stox at North florida Speedway.
Ken Kinney's United Dirt Late model Series has nice car counts and some impressive racing.
E-mods seem to be the new rage and whether they will out number the open wheel mod car count in 2015 remains to be seen.
Yeah there's no reason to be ashamed of 2014 and i will remember it pretty fondly as a year we hired "showtime" Kinser to take us to a banner year.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
RACERS COME ENJOY A Home COOKED MEAL BEFORE HEADING TO North Florida Speedway.
Exit 414 Interstate 75 South 441 / 41
just south of exit.
Open thanksgiving weekend for racers and fans attending "Turkey trot"
open for breakfast only Thanksgiving day until 11 A.M.
You're gonna want to come back !!!
133 SW Webbs glen
Lake City , Florida 32024
Pam Deland / Owner and operator