Shaffer Tops Eldora 360 Sprint Cars


ROSSBURG, Ohio — Tim Shaffer won the NRA Sprint Invader feature that shared the card with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Friday night at Eldora Speedway.

Shawn Dancer looked strong early by pacing the field for the first 10 laps. Shaffer, who went side by side with Dancer coming out of turns three and four on lap seven, grabbed the lead a few laps later and looked to run away from the pack.

But a red flag on lap 18 bunched up the field to give them another shot at Shaffer. No matter. Shaffer rode the high line around Eldora to run off the final laps in the 25-lap feature.

Randy Hannagan crossed the finish line 1.58 seconds behind Shaffer for second. Butch Schroeder, Jared Horstman and Darren Long rounded out the top five.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been up here,” Shaffer said. “We’ve been working hard on both the 410 and 360 (sprint cars). We came up a little short in the 410 but the 360 win means a lot to me. … I felt pretty strong but in this game here you better run every lap your hardest.”