John "JC" Flach, 77J

    The number 77 has been an integral part of the Flach family since the 1950's.  The patriarch of the Flach family John P Flach ran the number 77 to several wins and the 1962 Lebanon Valley track championship.  The number sat silent until the 1970s and 1980s when his sons began racing go karts at the doge city speedway and other speedways throughout new york.  From there, the number 77 was modified into the "77J" by son John C. Flach, Sr., from 1983-1989.  Using this number, John drove to 13 career wins at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, including 2 track titles back to back in 1988 and 1989.  At the same time, John's brother wayne drove the traditional 77 to several Sportsman division wins and a 2nd place in points. 
    Just as John took a from of the 77 at the start of his career, so did John "JC" C. Flach, Jr.   In the early 1990s, JC drove the 77J to several wins, and multiple karting championships.  Fast forward to 2007, and the "77J" made its debut back to the modified division at Lebanon Valley with JC making the move up.  The 77J ran from 2007 until the completion of the 2012 regular season.  Upon his sudden and tragic departure from this life in September of 2012, the 77J was kept  strong by JC, getting his first career win in the 2012 season.  The 2013 season was the final season for the "77J".  Upon the departure of JC, Keith ran the number as a final tribute to his late brother, driving it for the regular season only and gaining 2 wins in a weekend sweep at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway.  At the end of the 2013 regular seaosn, out of respect for JC, the "77J" was retired from Flach Motorsports and the Flach family.  JC Flach has truly been missed since his tragic departure in September of 2012.  He had a passion for Dirt racing that couldn't go unnoticed.


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