(Hickory, N.C.) June 11, 2011 -Shane Lee had a good news, bad news night at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday. He ran strong and finished fourth in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model feature but the motor in his Limited Late Model dropped a cylinder causing him to finish off the pace in 8th in that event.
“The Late Model was definitely good tonight,” Shane said following the events. “I thought we had a shot at a better finish but we kind of got messed up there by another car a little bit and had to settle for fourth. We were leading the points going into the night and now I think we’ll probably fall to second but we’re right there in the hunt and that’s all we can ask for going into the summer.”
Shane then switched the conversation to the Limited Late Model.
“We dropped a cylinder in the motor,” he explained. “We were running on seven cylinders. Not sure what happened exactly. We’ll have to figure that out and get ready for next week. We had enough of a lead in the points in this class that I think we’ll still be out front but we definitely don’t want to have too many more of these kinds of nights. I just want to thank my team, my partners and all the fans who support me. I appreciate it!”
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About Shane Lee
Shane Lee won 10 races, the Rookie of the Year award, Most Popular Driver and a championship in 2012 in the Limited Late Model division at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C.He and his team, led by veteran Crew Chief Dexter Canipe will be moving up to the NASCAR Late Model Stock division this year as well as continuing to compete in the Limited Late Model class.