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"SHUGAH" SHANE SEXTON'S RACING SEASON ENDS THIS WEEK AT THE PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY

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(Warner Springs, CA, November 16, 2022) Young Warner Springs, California racer "Shugah" Shane Sexton will conclude his 2022 racing season this Thursday through Saturday, November 17, 18, and 19, in the annual Hangtown 100 on the red clay of the Placerville Speedway. The friendly driver will be in Brian Fonseca's wingless lightning sprint car for the three-night event.

Thus far in 2022, 18-year-old Sexton has driven Fonseca's owned Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians/Foothill Tractor & Heavy Equipment/KB Rod Benders/MJK Auto Sales #3F nine times at four different tracks. First off came the two-day POWRi Lightening Sprint Nationals at the Central Missouri Speedway in May. The highlight of that trip was a second-place finish on opening night. In July, they teamed up and went to the prestigious Clay Cup at Washington's Deming Speedway and took the victory on the second night. They attended the re-opening of the Santa Maria Speedway in early August and the friendly driver placed third in the main event. The last time they joined forces was five weeks ago at the Cal Cup at Central California's Lemoore Raceway. That weekend, Sexton again posted the win on the second of three nights of racing. All told in the nine starts, Sexton has only finished out of the top five two times. Each of those two came when he was clobbered by another car and knocked out of contention.

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Shane Sexton (right) after his October win at Lemoore Raceway. Maxwell Patrick photo.

Overall, this weekend's races will be #18, 19, and 20 for Sexton this year. When all the races have been logged into his ledger after Saturday, it will show that he competed in lightning sprints 12 times. Also, he will have raced his 410 USAC/CRA car eight times in 2022. Look for his schedule to increase significantly in 2023 as he plans to have several more dates in the 410 GAS Chassis house car throughout the year.

To see "Shugah: Shane in action at Placerville, you can purchase advance tickets at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/hangtown-2022. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day with racing at 6:00. Fans can find the track at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The website is https://www.placervillespeedway.com/ and the track phone is (530) 344-7592.

While Sexton's 2022 season comes to an end this weekend, the young driver and his team are about to get very busy going over cars, ordering parts, and looking for marketing partners for the 2023 season. If you wish to become involved with the up-and-coming team next year, please contact Shane Sexton via e-mail mailto::Shanesexton7@gmail.com or by phone at (619) 362-5921.

Sexton would like to extend a thank you to Brian Fonseca and Samantha Sproull for the opportunity to wheel their lightning sprint and he would like to thank their team sponsors for making it possible. They are the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Foothill Tractor & Heavy Equipment, KB Rod Benders, and MJK Auto Sales.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners. GAS Chassis, Key Brothers Racing, Nita Gatlin, Hugh Jorgan, Mike Pridgeon Racing Engines, AG Sandcars, Powder 1, Ron's Tire and Brake, and Savage Racing.

Shane Sexton's 2022 Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

April 22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

April 29 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

May 28 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi Lightning Sprint 2nd A Main

May 29 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi Lightning Sprint 14th A Main

July 14 Deming Speedway Clay Cup Lightning Sprint 5th A Main

July 15 Deming Speedway Clay Cup Lightning Sprint 1st A Main

July 16 Deming Speedway Clay Cup Lightning Sprint 21st A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

October 13 Lemoore Raceway California Cup 5th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Raceway California Cup 1st A Main

October 15 Lemoore Raceway California Cup 5th A Main

November 17 Placerville Speedway Hangtown 100

November 18 Placerville Speedway Hangtown 100

November 19 Placerville Speedway Hangtown 100

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosprts@gmail.com