Shaw Goes From Wedding To Victory Lane

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EPPING, N.H. – Reigning Pro All Stars Series North super late model champion D.J. Shaw drove to his second win of the season Saturday night in a wild Little Webb’s Tire & Fuel 150 at Star Speedway.

Longtime Star Speedway competitor Joe Squeglia Jr., who led a healthy chunk of the 150-lap race, rebounded from a couple of mid-race skirmishes to earn runner-up honors. Nick Sweet posted an impressive third-place finish after lining up for the race in 20th position.

Six-time PASS North super late model champion Johnny Clark made a late charge into fourth spot after setting the race pace for several laps before misfortune struck.  Reid Lanpher started last in the 23-car field, got caught up in the wreck that took out Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and Derek Griffith, made what seemed like a dozen pit stops and then drove back into the top five as the checkered flag waved.

Race winner Shaw, who skipped practice to attend a wedding in Maine, got to the Speedway just minutes before qualifying got underway.  Starting the 150-lap main event from 11th position, he avoided the early carnage that sidelined early race leader Polewarczyk and reigning PASS National champion Derek Griffith.

Shaw took the lead away from Derek Ramstrom, but the battle went on for several laps of side-by-side action before Ramstrom spun from the inside groove and out of contention for the victory.  The Worcester, Mass., racer eventually crossed the finish line in seventh position.

The finish:

D.J. Shaw, Joe Squeglia Jr., Nick Sweet, Johnny Clark, Reid Lanpher, Garrett Hall, Derek Ramstrom, Jimmy Renfrew Jr., Bryan Kruczek, Gabe Brown, Travis Benjamin, Bobby Therrien, Scott Chubbuck, Ben Rowe, Dan Winter, Jeremy Davis, Jake Johnson, Angelo Belsito, Alan Tardiff, Cory Casagrande, Mike Hopkins, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Derek Griffith.