- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:35
Visit the Huron and Port Clinton locations.
NORWALK, Ohio – Think of all the fun you'll have after a visit and purchase from J&J Sales, the official motorsports dealer of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and one of the top prize sponsors of the Super 64.
“The people who are at the race track are our type of customers,” said Dan Jenkins, president of J&J Sales. “We just thought it would be a good value for our money.”
Dream wheels routinely show up at J&J Sales.
Once a powersports vehicle leaves the J&J Sales lot, a crack service team handles maintenance and fixes the breaks.
“We have an excellent service department and a large parts department,” Dan Jenkins said. “We're very knowledgeable, with a combined experience of over 300 years in the motorsports business. My nephew, Steve Schuh, is a service manager. The other service manager, Nate Lehman, used to be the crew chief on the Jagermeister Pro Stock cars in the National Hot Rod Association.”
And Dan Jenkins knows the ways of the tree and win lights.
“Have I been down the track? Yes. Many times, actually. But I'm not a serious racer.
“I grew up where you had stock eliminator type of stuff,” Dan Jenkins said, “and there wasn't much handicap racing.”
As much as J&J Sales specializes in machines equipped for water and dirt, Dan Jenkins could have coined the term, “grassroots business.”
“I started it myself,” Dan Jenkins said. “I just decided I needed to work for myself. I started small, with 500 bucks and a two-car garage. That's all the money I had in the world.”
From the 1972 beginnings in a small shop in Huron, Ohio to an old Chrysler car garage on Main Street across from the Huron Cement Co., to their current location at 1001 Sprowl Road between Berlin and River roads, J&J Sales kept pace with motorsports trends.
“As jet skis became more popular, I opened the shop in Port Clinton,” Dan Jenkins said. Check out this location at 475 S.E. Catawba Road.
Also, on the Web connect with J&J Sales on Facebook.com, and at the J&J Sales Website at www.powersports360.com. By telephone, call 419-433-2523.
Have you considered trading in your tennies for some zippy wheels? An easy-to-handle choice for a first power sport vehicle putts up as a scooter or small motorcycle.
For versatile family-size fun try a Kawasaki Mule Transport, which holds six people on two bench seats, features rollover protection and power steering, and bulls over rugged off-road terrain.
“We sell it to everybody,” Dan Jenkins said. “People at the islands, like Put-in-bay, race track, farmers, everybody who needs to handle more than two or three people in an off-road environment.”
Everything motorsports – snowmobiles, jet skis, jet boats, motorcycles, side-by-sides, utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, scooters – lines up at J&J Sales.
“We have about 800 machines out there,” Dan Jenkins said. “We sell fun.”