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Veteran crew chief DeSarbo dies of cancer

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JoJo DeSarbo, longtime crew chief of dirt track modified racing legend Jack Johnson, died Wednesday of cancer. For decades, DeSarbo was a familiar and well-respected personality in the pits at dirt tracks throughout the Northeast, and helped “Jumpin’ Jack” win the crown jewel of modified racing — the October classic at the New York State fairgrounds in Syracuse — in 1979 and 1984. In recent years, DeSarbo worked on the crew of Jack Johnson’s son, ...

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