“This race was rough and it escalated quickly but I’m proud of our team for getting us back out there and we were able to make it to the end and get a good finish out of it, “Shaw said after the race, “Our spoiler was flopping around and that messed with the handling there late and we had to put an old tire on the right front halfway through the race so all of that considering, we had a great result.”
Shaw started in the fourth position and quickly fought his way around Wayne Helliwell for the race lead in the 100 lap feature. After a few yellows early on in the race, Shaw was able stay up front throughout but found himself in a heated battle with Luke Hinckley for the race lead after too long. The two drove each other hard for multiple laps before the two made contact out of turn two after Shaw had cut a right front tire, sending Hinckley for a wild ride off the backstretch. Under the caution, Shaw’s Precision JLM Racing team had to work quickly to get the car repaired and change their right front tire before getting back on the track as the rest of the field was taking the green flag. Shaw was able to catch back up after a yellow flew just a few laps after the field had gone green, and fought his way back up to fourth at the checkered flag, but the team was awarded with third after another competitor was disqualified ahead of them.
After a solid finish and a definite momentum swing, the team will be back on the road this weekend with the Pro All Stars Series at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 30th as one final tune up for the prestigious Oxford 250 later this month. Shaw currently sits fourth in the standings, but is only 27 points behind Ben Rowe for the series lead. The racing on Sunday will kick off at 5:00PM, come see some of the best racecar drivers in the Northeast do battle on one of the most historic racetracks in the country!
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