Published DateCONWAY – After a top 10 run in the first PASS National race at Auburndale Speedway, DJ Shaw is looking for another strong performance to stay near the top of the points standings this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina in the "Easter Bunny 150."
He will do so behind the wheel of the latest machine out of the Dale Shaw Race Cars shop, "Eleanor." Eleanor is a 2010 Straightrail Chassis with a brand new Mustang ARP Body, a body style that PASS is currently pushing for teams to run and brings more brand identity to the race cars.
"The only thing that makes me nervous is that it's different from what everyone else is running," DJ Shaw explained, "We will try it out at Hickory and if it works well Eleanor will stick around, there are some advantages and disadvantages to this body style but we believe the good will outweigh the bad or else we wouldn't of put the time in to build the new car."
This weekend will be Shaw's first race at the historic speedway that has hosted many of short track racing's premier events in its 60 year history. With the first "Easter Bunny 150" taking place in 2006, it has quickly become one of the most prestigious events in the south. Shaw has been to the track before to spot for his father, Dale Shaw and is hoping that bit of experience will help him adapt to the track this weekend.
The action kicks off on Saturday with qualifying beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the feature events rolling off at 6 p.m. on Saturday. CDJ Shaw and "Eleanor" look forward to one of the biggest nights in short track racing.
You can follow along with Race22.com with live updates all weekend from Hickory. Learn more about DJ Shaw and the Precision JLM team on Facebook at the Precision JLM Racing page, on Twitter @djshaw60 and on the web at DJShaw60.com.