Oxford, ME – DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing had a full weekend of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. They took part in both the Granite State Pro Stocks Series 100 lapper and in the 44th Annual Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250 on Sunday. After finishing sixth on Saturday night in the GSPSS event, Shaw was in position for a top five finish late in the Oxford 250 before contact late in the race spun Shaw out of the fourth position and relegated him to a 22nd place finish.
Shaw started in the ninth position in the fifth of six heat races, and secured a starting spot with a third place finish, giving him a 17th starting position in the 44 car field. The team was able to prep their #60 machine while the rest of the 65 entries raced on in the consolation and last chance races to set the field for the Oxford 250.
At the green flag, Shaw was able to get through some early cautions and start picking his way towards the front. Shaw was able to get into the top ten by lap 50 before a yellow flag slowed the field for the fourth time on lap 61. On the ensuing restart, Shaw was involved in a big pileup in turn one, spinning the 60 machine around but luckily did not receive any damage from the incident and drove away. Shaw had to start from the rear of the field after coming in the pits after the incident, and had more work to do while navigating through the field after restarting near the 30th position.
With the help of a few cautions through the next stint, Shaw was able to regain position in the top ten by lap 100 and held strong before the leaders pitted at lap 172 under yellow. Shaw’s Precision JLM Racing team went to work and quickly got the #60 machine back on track ahead of the rest of the drivers that Shaw was dueling with for the top spot before the yellow. Shaw restarted in tenth and drove his way up to fourth quickly battling with drivers who had made their pit stop earlier in the race. While running for the second spot behind two other cars, Shaw was passed by eventual winner Curtis Gerry, giving Gerry the advantage in the races closing laps while Shaw battled with him and Eddie MacDonald in the closing laps. On lap 237, Shaw and Mike Rowe made contact going into turn three while battling for the fourth position, sending Shaw into a spin and ending his chances at a good finish in the Oxford 250. The team changed tires and went back on the track, but Shaw was only able to claw his way to a 22nd place finish in the final rundown.
Going into the next Pro All Stars Series North race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 17th, Shaw is sitting fourth in the points standings, just 60 points behind points leader Travis Benjamin. For more news and information on DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing team, visit djshaw60.com.