“Shugah” Shane Sexton finishes 14th on return from Perris Auto Speedway

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Teenage rider breaks into Top 20 in points

–Shaking the 410 cobwebs after nearly five months out of action, “Shugah” Shane Sexton returned to USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series competition last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. The affable driver started 19e in the 30-lap main event and advanced for a 14e-arrival point.

Driving a new GAS chassis, Sexton clocked a 17.187 lap and rode 10 laps into the third race. After a disappointing seventh-place finish in the heat, the Warner Springs, Calif. rider lined up in the 19e position to start the 30-lap main event. He avoided all the tangles that happened on the track and moved forward throughout the race. When Steve Russell’s checkered flag stopped the proceedings at the end of the 30e round, “Shugah” was up to 14e.

Advancing in the race also propelled Sexton higher in the series championship points standings. To be exact, he jumped from 21st at 19e position before the next race at Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona on October 8e. Sexton’s only other appearance at the track, located minutes from the Colorado River and just 20 minutes from Laughlin, was successful. After qualifying 22n/a fastest and placing eighth in his heat on April 22n/aSexton started 21st in the nine main and advanced positions to finish 12e on the 1/3 mile racy oval.

Sexton was due to be back on the track on October 1st in Perris with the USAC/CRA series but this race was cancelled. As previously mentioned, he will return to action in Mohave Valley. The young driver will then conclude his 410 speed car season with five races in nine days. The first two dates are at 55e Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championship at Cocopah Speedway in Arizona on October 28e and 29e. It will be followed by the 26e Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway on November 3rd4e, and 5e.

Sexton and Team #74 would like to thank the partners for the upcoming 2022 racing season. Gas Chassis, Key Brothers Racing, Nita Gatlin, Hugh Jorgan, Mike Pridgeon Racing Engines, AG Sandcars, Powder 1, Ron’s Tire and Brake and Savage Racing. If you would like to be a part of this fun and upcoming team and be exposed not just at the tracks but around the world on Flo Racing, please contact Shane Sexton at mailto: Shanesexton7@gmail.com or (619) 362-5921.

Sexton would like to thank Brian Fonseca and Samantha Sproull for the opportunity to run their lightning sprint and he would like to thank their team sponsors for making this possible. These are the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Foothill Tractor & Heavy Equipment, KB Rod Benders and MJK Auto Sales.

Shane Sexton’s 2022 results

January 27 – Cocopah Speedway – USAC/ARC -14e A main

January 28 – Cocopah Speedway – USAC/CRA – 21st A main

January 29 – Cocopah Speedway – USAC/CRA – 11th A Main

March 26 – Perris Auto Speedway – USAC/ARC – 14e A main

April 22 – Mohave Valley Raceway – USAC/CRA – 12e A main

April 29 – Perris Auto Speedway – USAC/ARC – 22n/a A main

May 28 – Central Missouri Speedway – POWRi – 2n/a A main

May 29 – Central Missouri Speedway – POWRi – 14e A main

July 14 – Deming Speedway – Clay Cup – 5e A main

July 15 – Deming Speedway – Clay Cup – 1st A main

July 16 – Deming Speedway – Clay Cup – 21st A main

August 6 – Santa Maria Speedway – California Lightning Sprint – 3rd A main

September 17 – Perris Auto Speedway – USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – 14e A main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosprts@gmail.com

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