2003, 2004 & 2005 All HammerDown! Team Member
Parsons recovering after scary incident at Selinsgrove - By Craig Murphy – August 7, 2006 ...National Sprint Tour co-owner Lonny Parsons and his family had already had a trying year. Parsons’ wife and brother both passed away earlier this year. In June Tim Shaffer, who drove the Parsons-owned Casey’s General Stores car on the NST circuit, was injured in a vicious crash at Knoxville Raceway. Shaffer continues to recover, while good friend Dean Jacobs has been filling in. Saturday afternoon, it seemed another tragedy had hit when Parsons was struck by a water truck at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. Parsons, 65, was crossing the track into the infield at turn 4 shortly after 4 p.m. when he was struck by a water truck that was working the track. The impact launched Parsons, who landed about 25 feet down the track. The impact could be heard clearly in the line waiting to get into the pits, which had opened a short time earlier. Parsons was airlifted by helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. That was the facility that treated NASCAR great Bobby Allison after his career-ending crash at Pocono in 1988. Shaffer said that Parsons was doing better by Saturday evening with a cracked cheekbone and partially collapsed lung. Parsons also had cuts in his face, and bruises on his knees and back. Still, Shaffer and everyone else were thankful injuries weren’t worse. “We already had one miracle here,” Shaffer said. Jacobs saw the incident, and was also relieved his friend was doing well. “They did an MRI from head to toe, and nothing was wrong,” Jacobs said Saturday night. “That’s a miracle. I saw the whole thing. It was just an accident. I thought he was gone.” (Read it all)
Tim Shaffer injured in hard flip at Knoxville - Knoxville, Iowa -- June 24, 2006 -- By Chris Dolack, VP Public Relations ...A hard flip on the first lap of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series feature on Friday night at Knoxville Raceway left Tim Shaffer with a fractured vertebrae. Shaffer, one of sprint car racing's top drivers who won earlier this season at Dodge City Raceway Park, was awake and alert when he was taken to a local hospital. He was later transferred to a Des Moines hospital, where family members joined him on Saturday morning. He could leave the hospital as early as tomorrow. DIRT MotorSports and World of Outlaws officials will assist Shaffer's recovery in any way possible and look forward to seeing him back on a track as soon as he's ready to return to action. "We never want to see any competitor become injured in a crash," said DIRT MotorSports President and CEO Tom Deery. "Tim Shaffer is one of the best sprint car racers out there and we hope his recovery process goes as smooth and quick as possible."
12 Grand to Tim Shaffer in NST Dodge City romp - By Fran Engelcke - Dodge City, KS. May 20, 2006 - Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA won the 40 lap National Sprint Tour A main topping a fine evening of racing at Dodge City Raceway Park Saturday night. Shaffer held a big lead over the rest of the field but did not take it for granted. In victory circle he commented, “I knew I had a good sized lead, but, with the cars running in the NST right now, no lead is safe. You cannot give up anything to anyone because they can run you down anytime.” (Read it all)
Shaffer socks it to Vegas competition - Oct. 22, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, WoO Sprint Series Public Relations Director ...In a race of attrition, Tim Shaffer put his Casey’s General Store Maxim in the right spot at the right time and captured the World of Outlaws Sprint Series season finale Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On a restart with four laps to go in the 30-lap feature, leader Craig Dollansky’s VMAC/Karavan J&J had trouble picking up the gas. Shaffer shot by on the bottom, preliminary feature winner Danny Lasoski went by on the top, and 2005 series champion Steve Kinser came up from behind. Dollansky, who led Laps 8 through 26 after early leader Sammy Swindell’s car stumbled on a restart and eventually retired from the race, rolled up to the work area but was unable to return. Once in front, Shaffer cruised along the cushion and stretched his lead to earn his fourth A-feature victory of the season. Lasoski held on to finish second in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle with Kinser in the Quaker State Maxim, Jason Sides in the Wetherington Tractor Services Maxim and Daryn Pittman in the Titan Garages & Carports Maxim rounding out the top five. Jason Meyers wrapped up the best season of his World of Outlaws career with a sixth-place finish in the Elite Landscaping Maxim, followed by Donny Schatz’s ParkerStore J&J, Shane Stewart’s Snap-On Maxim, Tim Kaeding’s Wright One Construction Maxim and Kraig Kinser’s Remy Maxim. (More)
Tim Shaffer captures WoO win at Lake Ozark Speedway - By Chris Dolack - Eldon, MO — May 6, 2005 — ...Tim Shaffer cruised to the checkered flag Friday night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series debut at Lake Ozark Speedway as Steve Kinser edged Paul McMahan in a furious, crowd-thrilling battle for second. Shaffer worked the low groove for nearly the entire 40-lap feature, sliding into the lead in Turn 4 on Lap 7 when pole-sitter Daryn Pittman was hung up in traffic. Shaffer then began to stretch his lead as McMahan started slicing toward the front from his seventh-place starting position. (Read it all)
Shaffer Captures Wild World of Outlaws Sprint Series Victory At Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA - February 25, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...One of the most exciting aspects of sprint car racing is that in the blink of an eye everything can change. Exciting for the fans, anyway. In a split second, Tim Shaffer went from trying to figure out how to get around leader Tim Kaeding in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series "A" Feature Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway to wondering what he was going to say in Victory Lane after capturing the $10,000-to-win event. Five laps from the finish, Kaeding was in command behind the wheel of the No. 83 Beef Packers car owned by Californian Dennis Roth, who also was promoting the event. Kaeding had posted the sixth fastest time in qualifying and earned the pole by winning a dash. Since taking over the top seat on Roth's team last fall, Kaeding has wanted nothing more than to give Roth his first Outlaws "A" Feature victory in his home state. (Read the whole deal)
Tim Shaffer #83, and Johnny Herrera #5 battle in recent World of Outlaws racing at Texas Motor Speedway. (Jim Fleming Photo)
Tim Shaffer Scores $6,000 at Golden State Mini Gold Cup - By Bobby Gerould - 03/08/03 - Chico, CA. ...Visiting Aliquippa, Pennsylvania pilot, Tim Shaffer led wire to wire in earning his first Mini Gold Cup triumph at Silver Dollar Speedway, Saturday night. Shaffer, in the Mark Ellis prepared Eagle #83, owned by Dennis Roth, had luck on his side when BR MotorSports quick time Award winner, Jon Allard pulled the 12 inversion pill prior to the feature. The 12 pill placed Shaffer on the pole, with Tommy Tarlton starting alongside for the 40 lap, $6,000 to win, Golden State Challenge feature. (read the whole deal)
Tim Shaffer Sweeps Vegas - HD Staff - Las Vegas, NV. 03/01/03 ...A World of Outlaws feature sweep is something to be proud of. Winning back-to-back features on the same track is accomplished only a handful of times per season, and Tim Shaffer can claim he was the first to get the job done in 2003. Shaffer outraced runner-up, Danny Lasoski to score the 30-lap, World of Outlaws A-Main win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday night. Jason Sides continued his strong start to 2003 with a podium finish in the Aramark #7s. Johnny Herrera, and Craig Dollansky rounded out the top five. (summary)
Meyers Breaks, Shaffer Scores With Last Lap Pass for Win - HD Staff - Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA. passed Jason Meyers on lap 25 of 25 to win the World of Outlaws preliminary feature event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday night. Shaffer, aboard the Roth MotorSports, Beef Packers #83 passed Meyers in the Elite Landscaping #1 after Meyers led the opening 24 rounds. Meyers engine expired on the final lap, yet he still crossed the line as runner up. Johnny Herrera, Jason Sides, and Mark Kinser rounded out the top five. (summary)
Tim Shaffer on the methanol.
Shaffer Grabs Grays Harbor Victory By Richard Day ELMA, WA (August 17) – Not only does Grays Harbor Raceway Park host the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series’ only double-feature event during its Wild, Wild Northwest Tour, it is also becoming a facility of hope for drivers looking to salvage their seasons. Tim Shaffer became the second driver in two nights to end a lengthy slump Saturday, winning his first “A” Feature of the season. The 1999 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year passed Steve Kinser late in the 11th lap on his way to claiming the $12,000 first prize. Shaffer is the 15th driver to win a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main event this year. (read it all!)