(May 26, 2013 Hickory, N.C.) -Those who are watching defending Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Champion Shane Lee move through his rookie year in the NASCAR Late Model Stock class are impressed with his poise and maturity behind the wheel.
It took all of that maturity on Saturday as he fought a race car that went from tight to loose and wound up with a sixth place finish in the 100-lap feature Memorial Day weekend feature event.
Shane was shaking his head after the race, wondering where the problem lies. “I just don’t understand it,” he said. “The car just won’t turn on new tires. It did get better later in the race but by then we’d burned the right rear off the car trying to make it turn and it went bad loose. I couldn’t pass anyone. I was just basically trying to keep my position. I’m glad we finished, though, because we weren’t sure the motor was good for 100-laps after we had to make some emergency repairs on Monday just to get through this race. Now we can pull it and get it back where it should be this week.”
Shane once again did double duty, racing in the 35-lap Limited Late Model feature as well. He got second in that race behind winner Monte Cox.
“Monte just flat had more than us today,” Shane said. “I don’t know what he had but we couldn’t run with him. We were on the tight side but the car was fast and we had a good run. I can’t thank my team enough because they work so hard trying to keep both cars up front and give me a shot at winning both races every week. There are probably 7 or 8 cars that can win in both classes now each week and it’s not getting any easier. I have a goal of winning both classes in the same night but I know it’s not going to be easy!”
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