Based in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania,
About Owner, Driver Jake Waters:
From the first moment Jake can remember, he has wanted to race. Most of the reason is because of his father Curt, who was a mechanic on several cars, starting in 1971. Waters would always go to the shops and the races with him, and instantly felt an intimate connection with the sport. When Waters was old enough, he starting racing go-karts, finding much success within a seven year span.
After 76 wins and four track championships, the team shifted focus to the mechanical side of racing. From 2000-2007, together with Waters' father, they worked on four different teams, scoring nine wins in the sprint car ranks, while also working on Dave Blaney’s two-seat sprint car. In 2008, efforts were shifted back to racing a 305 winged sprint car in the tough and challenging central Pennsylvania ranks. After three years and some success, the team feels they have the pieces in place to become a strong force in the sprint car world. In order to achieve this, we need assistance from several dedicated people.
About the car:
Chassis: J & J
Engine: 305 C.I. small block Chevy with Fuel Injection
Horsepower: 450-500 H.P.
Wings: 5' x 5' top and 2' x 3' front
Tires and Wheels: Hoosier tires on aluminum wheels
Body: Custom Fiberglass
Weight: 1550 lbs with driver
About the team:
Curt Waters, Head Mechanic:
Since 1971, Curt has worked on sprint cars, developing an accomplished track record with some key names in the industry. From 1971-1980, Curt worked with Keith Kauffman, winning over 50 features on the tough central Pennsylvania circuit. Some of those wins came against the World of Outlaws, All Stars, and some of the biggest names and races in the area. During the 1980's, he worked with several teams, working alongside several accomplished drivers, including Dave Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Jim Nace, and Kenny Jacobs, among others. In the mid-1990's, Curt shifted focus to forming JCW Racing’s go-kart team with Jake, which creating great success, which has continued to this day.
Todd Shellenberger, Mechanic:
Todd brings an engineering background to the team with a strong passion for motorsports. Competing as a former go-kart racer, Todd won countless races and championships. For Jake, having Todd on the team has proven highly beneficial, understanding not only what is felt with the car, but having a sense of how to better the car, while assisting the driver in bettering his performance on-track.