Oxford, ME – A day after finishing an impressive second place during the New England Short Track Nationals at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing team got their car prepared and won at Oxford Plains Speedway in the Pro All Stars Series North “Open” 100 lapper. The race gave Shaw, along with four other drivers, a guaranteed starting spot in the prestigious Oxford 250 in late August.
The weekend started on Saturday at the “Magic Mile” of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After setting the fastest lap in practice, Shaw started his heat race third and finished second after a thrilling battle for the lead, giving him a fourth place starting spot for the feature. The feature started with a caution and a red flag, and once the race got going after a few laps Shaw went from second to fourth but was able to start picking his way to the front during the long run to end the first stage. After 21 laps, Shaw fought by Eddie MacDonald to take the lead until the caution came out and pit stops occurred on lap 28. After the pit stops and racing resumed, Shaw fell back to second behind MacDonald. That’s where they would finish as well, as Shaw finished in the runner up spot in the Granite State Pro Stocks Series event.
The team then went to work on getting their car swapped over to race at Oxford Plains Speedway the next day, and showed up at Oxford to join the 31 car field in the open competition non points race. After starting his heat race in the second spot after starting in the fourth position, giving him a fourth place starting spot in the 100 lap feature event. After he drove in the top five for much of the beginning of the race, Shaw started to make his charge to the front towards the end. He battled hard with the 27 of last years winner Wayne Helliwell Jr. and on lap 93 he was able to use some slower traffic to his advantage and get around Helliwell for the win!
The teams next race will be this weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as they get back in the swing of points racing again in the PASS North Series. Shaw finished fifth in this event last year and will be looking for a spot on the podium this weekend. Racing is set to kick off at 7:00PM as they join the regular NASCAR divisions of the Sport Series and Wildcats.