McQueen Racing Raising Funds for Summer Indiana Midget Week Trek
Stepping beyond their usual West Coast racing slate, Shannon McQueen Racing is excited to be joining hands with Stephanie Meents Racing, coming together to run the 2014 USAC Midget Week in Indiana with an all-female driver trio of California’s Shannon McQueen, Indiana’s Courtney Barth and Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker behind the wheel. McQueen and Barth will chauffer McQueen Racing Spike/Esslinger entries while Decker will campaign a Meents Motorsports Spike/Mopar mount at such famed Dirt tracks as Kokomo Speedway.
The female owned teams are excited for the opportunity to showcase their talents during an entire week of prestigious USAC-National Midget series races that they have only dreamed of being a part of.
McQueen Racing Concludes Season After Turkey Night Grand Prix
Concluding the season in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen settled for a disappointing DNF in 73rd Annual Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway on November 28.
After starting fourth in her qualifying race, McQueen claimed second in the race, in which the winner was consistently setting lap times near the track record. “We were fast … I made the call to tighten the car up to qualify and that was not the right decision so we were a little too tight when we qualified,” stated McQueen, who timed 22nd of nearly 50 entries. “I was very disappointed with our qualifying run.”
“Lightning McQueen” Battles Engine Woes; Marcham Scores Top 5 Run at Ventura
Still battling engine issues in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen settled for a disappointing DNF in the final ARP Battle at The Beach USAC-Western States/VRA Midget feature at the 1/5-mile Ventura Raceway on September 28.
The evening was not without highlights though, as Oklahoma young gun Trey Marcham battled forward in the McQueen Racing #37 Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen to claim a Top 5, finishing fifth in the 30-lap feature after starting 11th. Marcham, who claimed a feature win earlier this year at Petaluma is gaining experience and building confidence each time in the cockpit – still with limited Midget appearances.
“Lightning McQueen” Snares Pair of Top 5 Finishes; Momentum Rallying for McQueen Racing
Though finishing the race with a steering issues and running on three cylinders, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was pleased, yet equally disappointed in her Top five run at her hometown track, the 1/3-mile Bakersfield Speedway on September 21 in USAC-Western States Midget action.
Starting fifth in the feature, McQueen developed two issues around Lap 5, a steering rod issue, as well as a broken spark plug wire, running the duration of the 30-lap feature on the very fast, rough and tacky race track on three cylinders. “The steering rod issue made the car difficult to drive,” stated McQueen.
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