Wiscasset, ME – It had been a few years since DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing team had ran at Wiscasset Speedway, but they made their mark this past weekend as they captured the checkered flag in the inaugural “Mainely Motorsports 100” Granite State Pro Stocks Series event. Shaw dominated in his victory, taking the lead just 17 laps into the race and held off the challenges from Derek Griffith and Tracy Gordon in the race’s final laps.
“It was a great race for us, we had a fantastic car and I’m glad we could get a win again here, Shaw, a former Coastal 200 winner at Wiscasset said in Victory Lane, “I can’t thank the Jordan family, Steve Perry and the Mainely Motorsports team and the entire staff here for putting on a great show, our entire team is impressed with what they’ve done here.”
The win didn’t come easily for Shaw however, as he started the third heat race in the sixth spot. After a hard wreck behind him bringing out a red flag, Shaw was sitting in the third sport. At the finish, Shaw made a hard charge at Jeremy Davis, as Shaw got into him on the final lap, but backed off to allow Davis to catch his car as Shaw settled for a second place finish in the heat race.
Shaw would start from the sixth position of the 27 Super Late Models to start the 100 lap feature event and wasted no time in his pursuit for the race lead. On lap 17, Shaw drove to the front of the field, and began to drive away from the rest of the field. He was contested by Griffith halfway through the race while the two swapped the lead battling through lap traffic, but Shaw was able to get back in the lead before a series of cautions plagued the latter laps of the race. After fighting off Griffith, Gordon and Andy Saunders in the closing laps, Shaw was able to pull away for the victory!
With his win, Shaw was able to gain ground on Granite State Pro Stocks point’s leader Barry Gray in his pursuit for the championship. The GSPSS has just three races remaining, with the next one coming this weekend on September 10th
at Star Speedway as part of the 51st Annual Star ISMA Classic. Shaw goes into this event as the defending winner, and is hoping to gain more ground in the points with a strong run at the Epping Bullring on Saturday night.
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