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Mercer, PA (August 27, 2011): It was a splendid homecoming for the two-time and defending champion of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, Tim Shaffer. The native of Aliquippa, PA, was just fifty minutes from his home when he was standing in victory lane. Surprise wins went to Alan Knepper in the Big Daddy’s Speed Center Modified Lites and to Dennis Wagner in the ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Meanwhile, Rusty Moore tied a track record by capturing his thirteenth win of the season in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.
“Boy, they sure made me work for that one, huh,” said Shaffer after scoring the popular win. He had to search out a different line while hew was giving chase to early leader Daryn Pittman. We were pretty good there early, and I kept telling myself that we needed to find something different.” Shaffer explained, “if you follow the guy and run the same line he is, it makes it hard to get past.”
For his part, Pittman was disappointed. “We just got beat,” he said. “The car was probably good enough, but I started making mistakes.” He made no excuses, though. “You just don’t lead that many laps and fall back to third and blame anybody but yourself,” he said.