“Lightning” McQueen Claims Seventh Consecutive Top Three Run at Marysville

By Robert Haugh
Bakersfield, CA – August 27, 2011

Showcasing consistency and patience once again, Bakersfield’s Shannon McQueen brought home her seventh consecutive Top 3 run while maintaining her Bay Cities Racing Association Dirt points lead at the 1/4-mile Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday, August 27.

Masterfully piloting the McQueen Racing #7 Spike/Esslinger, McQueen quickly piloted her way up from her inside third row staring spot, advancing to third on the opening lap of the feature and second by Lap 2. McQueen passed pole sitter and eventual race winner Nick Foster, Jr. on lap 4, leading laps 4 through 16 before losing the lead, then falling to third after a tussle with another car. McQueen’s veteran poise guided her to third as the checkers flew early in the incident-marred feature because of curfew.

McQueen quickly darted from fifth to second on the opening lap in Heat 2, moving into the lead on Lap 2 and never looking back. The car was a little free, but still fast, with McQueen clocking the fastest lap of all competitors in the Heat with a 14.523.

McQueen was one of the fastest cars all evening, clocking the fastest time all evening with a 14.330 during Hot Laps.

After 16 races, including one feature victory, six seconds, 11 Top 5s and 15 Top 10s, McQueen continues leading the Bay Cities Racing Association Dirt points, leading two-time BCRA champion Nick Foster, Jr. by 106 points unofficially, with two Dirt races remaining.

Next up for McQueen Racing is the BCRA race at the fabled 1/4-mile Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Thursday, September 8, as part of the 58th Annual Gold Cold Cup Race of Champions.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors Lucas Oil Products, K&N Filters, Simpson Race Products, JE Piston Company, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Eibach Springs, Ruth Engineering, American Fabrication and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

August 27, 2011 – Marysville, California – Marysville Raceway Park
FEATURE: (22 laps) 3. Shannon McQueen
HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. Shannon McQueen