Shaffer shows his class at the Classic

Tim Shaffer. - Photo by Corey Gibson
Tim Shaffer. - Photo by Corey Gibson
Tim Shaffer. – Photo by Corey Gibson

From Redline Media


American Tim Shaffer and the Camden Racing team enjoyed a consistent run at last weekend’s Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway in Victoria. They managed to finish both feature races over the two-night show in sixth.


Shaffer, driving the Vic # 45 Camden supported J&J, qualified directly into both feature races during the Grand Annual Classic. On the opening night, he started eighth in the preliminary feature race and went on to finish sixth. It was a great recovery on the opening night after being able to overcome a bad pill draw in qualifying time trials. The following night, he qualified seventh for the feature race and once again came home in sixth. In a field of 100 plus competitors, Shaffer and the Camden Racing team certainly stood tall.


Leading up to the Grand Annual Classic, Shaffer and the Camden Racing team contested the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway and the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway. At the President’s Cup, Shaffer started 13th and finished 11th and then two nights later ran the King’s Challenge. In that event, he had to qualify for the feature race via the B-main, where he had finished in the fourth and final transfer spot, and ended up 14th.


Camden Racing team owner David Challons was pleased with the performance of Shaffer throughout the three events they contested together.


“This deal was only put together very late, so to achieve what we did was very pleasing, and it was just another example of Tim’s class as a driver,” he expressed. “We made good progress in both the President’s Cup and King’s Challenge and as our results showed we were right on the pace at the Grand Annual Classic.”


Thanks must go to David’s 17-year-old son and crew chief Adam Challons who worked closely with Tim from the time he had landed in the country, along with Dave and Luke McCutcheon, Peter McKinnon and Peter Morris for all of their help. Special thanks must go to Shaffer’s car owner in America, Janet Holbrook, for allowing him to compete in Australia.


The Camden Neon Racing team would like to thank the following sponsors: Maxwill Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Adtrans Truck Centre, KTM Australia, APEX Walls and Trusses, McKinnon Quarries and Civil, Premier Pallet and Recycling Inc (USA), Torque Power and BR Motorsports.