McQueen Keeps Momentum Rolling; Snags Another Podium Run

Shannon McQueen RacingContinuing her recent streak of strong runs, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen utilized veteran poise and awareness to claim a Top 3 finish in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the 1/3-mile Santa Maria Speedway.

En route to her podium finish in the 30-lap Honda USAC-Western States Party at the Beach/”Doug Fort Memorial” feature event, McQueen was the second fastest in qualifications, followed by claiming second in Heat 2 from her sixth starting spot.
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“Lightning” McQueen Races Hard, But Bad Luck Strikes

Getting in stride and showing why she’s earned the moniker “Lightning” McQueen, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen utilized veteran poise and awareness to claim her second feature win of the year aboard the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the fabled 1/4-mile Silver Dollar Speedway on June 27.

En route to the 30-lap win, McQueen fended off numerous contenders in the Bay Cities Racing Association event while setting the evening’s fastest lap, laying down a 13.718 mark on Lap 6. McQueen mounted her charge to the front from her fifth starting position by taking fourth on Lap 2, then taking third on Lap 3, then charging into McQueen second on Lap 9 with her sights on the race leader, who she passed on Lap 23. Despite some late-race challenges and lapped traffic on the final lap, McQueen’s experience and poise guided her to the checkers for the win, her second of the season, with the final 21 laps going caution-free.
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“Lightning” McQueen Races Hard, But Bad Luck Strikes

Shannon McqueenThough starting strong by setting fast time and claiming second in her Heat from sixth, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was on her way to a strong finish in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway on June 14, running near the front but settling for disappointing DNF in the Bay Cities Racing Association event after her engine shut down while exiting turn four while running fourth.

“We were hoping for better results from a race track that we tend to run well at. We were holding our own when our night unfortunately came to an end,” stated the team owner and driver Shannon McQueen. “Again, we were hoping for better results … we had a strong showing early in the night and had a strong run going in the feature only to be cut short by mechanical gremlins.”
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“Lightning” McQueen Races Hard, But Bad Luck Strikes

Shannon McqueenHoping to continue the momentum from her win at the Stockton 99 Dirt track, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen battled fiercely in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the tricky 1/3-mile Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on May 31, running near the front but settling for disappointment in the USAC-Western States event.

After breaking a fuel line in hot laps and getting the equivalent of one full lap in practice, McQueen was able to time in fifth fast of 18 cars. The veteran Midget chauffeur then claimed fourth in her Heat race, from the outside second row.
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Shannon “Lightning” McQueen Returns to Victory Lane

Shannon McqueenReturning to action at one of the fastest tracks in the West, Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen continued her 2014 racing season with a near clean sweep on May 17 at the Bay Cities Racing Association event at the 3/8-mile Stockton 99 Dirt Track in Stockton at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

Chauffeuring the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen, the poised pilot made the 30-lap feature win look easy, seemingly running on rails en route to the dominating triumph, her first feature win in two years.

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