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Featured Driver of the Week: Jeff Sobczynski

Jeff Sobczynski.

Age: 35

Hometown: East Aurora

Division: Top-Hot Rod/Lancaster

Lowdown: Sobczynski hails from a well-known and successful extended drag racing family. Jeff is the son of 1989 Lancaster Pro ET champion Pete Sobczynski. Also in the family tree are Jeff's cousins, 2004 Lancaster Top ET champ and 1994 Lancaster Street titlist Jim Sobczynski, as well as Jason Sobczynski (still seeking his first career championship). Jeff's brother is 2015 Lancaster Top ET champion Mike Sobczynski.

Jeff began his drag racing career in 2002 in Pro ET at Lancaster. Over the years he has also raced in Top ET, Super Rod and Hot Rod as well as occasional Street ET competition. He figures he has amassed about 40 combined wins in his career for all the classes he has raced in. Jeff is grateful to Mike Janis and Jan-Cen Motorsports for much support.

Accomplishments: Jeff is both the 2013 and 2014 Lancaster Top ET high point driver. He finished sixth in TNT Super Series points this season. Jeff won the Bracket Finals Top ET class in 2009 in Pittsburgh along with the Best Engineered Car Award at that same event in 2010. He has three career IHRA Division 3 Ironman race wins to his credit.

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite music: Not a big music fan

Hobbies: Spending time with family including wife, Melissa, and three children: Jackson (age 7), Luke (4) and Jade (4 months)

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