Published at December 30, 2007
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Fairlawn, NJ — Joey Payne, Jr. of Fairlawn, NJ, ushered in the New Year just the way he resolved to do – aboard an open-wheel racing machine. Payne intends to continue his off-season racing by winning his second-straight Atlantic City classic title later this month.
Payne posted a pair of top-five finishes over the weekend of Friday, December 28 & Saturday, December 29, 2007in a 600cc winged Midget for owner Jim Morgan in the Rumble at the Fort WayneMemorialColiseumExpoCenter in Fort Wayne, IN. After qualifying sixth in time trials on Friday night, the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) regular finished second in his heat race followed by a fourth-place finish in the 50-lap feature. Payne picked it up on Saturday night by turning fast time in 600cc division qualifying and winning his heat race. A third-place finish in Saturday’s feature concluded a very successful weekend.