WAR Moving Ahead, Shumans Stepping Away

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WAR Sprints Moving On
Mario Clouser (6) and Danny Smith race for position during the POWRi WAR Sprint League portion of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Adam Mollenkopf photo)

ST. LOUIS – Following the conclusion of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League season, the Shuman family will step away from the series in a full-time capacity.

“I would like to personally thank both Casey and Brooke for their hard work, dedication, and all their contributions to POWRi WAR,” said POWRi owner Kenny Brown. “We’re proud to have partnered with them in the early stages of developing our Non-Wing Sprint League. They have served as great ambassadors for our organization, through working to increase the annual race schedule and raising the purses for the driver.

“I’m glad to say this announcement is mutually beneficial and I want to thank them for their commitment to POWRi.”

Both Casey and Brooke Shuman have been a part of the sprint car league since the series came under the POWRi banner in 2017. Casey will continue to assist with scheduling and will remain on in an advisory role.

“Brooke and I have put our very best effort into this series since purchasing it in 2015. We have been fortunate enough to meet and work with some great teams and families. The Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League and its racers have grown so much in a fairly short amount of time. I am extremely proud and grateful to everyone that has been part of it,” said Casey Shuman. “Brooke & I look forward to watching the league continue to grow in the future and seeing all those familiar faces at the track when our schedule allows.”

The 2020 POWRi WAR schedule is roughly in place, as POWRi officials have already reached out to several tracks and secured dates. The majority of the 2020 races will again be centered on the Kansas City area to help reduce traveling.

Illinois will still host races, in a similar fashion to the Wild Card Series from 2018. The official schedule release will be around or shortly after the New Year.