All-Star Circuit of ChampionsAtomic SpeedwayPress Release

Tim Shaffer conquers George Fisher Memorial for $6,000 Tezos All Star victory at Atomic Speedway 

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 15, 2023) - For the first time since September 4, 2020, “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer is a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature winner, snapping his draught in round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The win, commemorating the life and achievements of legendary sprint car crew chief, George Fisher, secured Shaffer a $6,000 payday, bumping his career All Star win total to 68, two of which occurring on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway.

The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native led all 30 circuits of the 2nd Annual George Fisher Memorial, maintaining patience through four cautions, periods of lapped traffic, and relentless pressure from Seeling Motorsports’ J.J. Hickle. Despite the occasional distraction, the only real scare for Shaffer occurred on lap 29, as the former Knoxville Nationals champion tapped the turn four wall and nearly lost control. Without saying, the open wheel veteran hung on to win.

Hickle, celebrating his best-ever finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions, finished second, followed by Justin Peck, Cole Duncan, and current Ohio Sprint Speedweek points leader, Zeb Wise.

“I think a nozzle line came off because I’m covered in fuel. It was missing pretty bad, but I think it actually helped us,” Shaffer said with relief. “We had some luck on our side tonight because I’m surprised this thing ran the whole race.

“This one is for George Fisher,” Shaffer added. “He was a great friend from back in the day who helped me. This one also goes out to my mother. She told me ‘enough messing around…just get it done already.’”

As noted, Hickle’s runner-up performance was a best-ever in All Star competition; he raced in the second position the entire distance.

ON DECK:Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with a $12,000-to-win visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, June 16. The week will then conclude with the $22,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Saturday, June 17.

A sought-after prize on the All Star campaign trail, the Dean Knittel Memorial features the second-highest payday on the All Stars’ entire June slate, following only the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race that was contested at Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 3.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway | June 15, 2023:
2nd Annual George Fisher Memorial | $6,000-to-winOhio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket | N6Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 41Macri Concrete/Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Cap Henry | 12.256Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan | 12.425
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Skylar Gee
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Zeb Wise
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Chris WindomKistler Racing Products Heat #4 Winner: Tim ShafferMobil 1 Heat #5 Winner: Buddy KofoidElliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Tim ShafferClassic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Scotty ThielRayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Nate Reeser
Tezos A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Jake Hesson (+12)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Cody Maroske

Tezos A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 97-JJ Hickle[2]; 3. 13-Justin Peck[5]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[6]; 5. 26-Zeb Wise[3]; 6. 55-Michael Kofoid[10]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[4]; 9. 101-Cody Maroske[20]; 10. 23Z-Zane DeVault[9]; 11. 4-Chris Windom[8]; 12. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[16]; 13. 33W-Cap Henry[11]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson[19]; 15. 5J-Jake Hesson[27]; 16. 9-Trey Jacobs[22]; 17. (DNF) 4T-Tyler Street[12]; 18. (DNF) 81-Lee Jacobs[15]; 19. (DNF) 29-Sye Lynch[25]; 20. (DNF) W20-Greg Wilson[23]; 21. (DNF) 5T-Travis Philo[13]; 22. (DNF) 28M-Conner Morrell[14]; 23. (DNF) A79-Brandon Wimmer[17]; 24. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 25. (DNF) 35-Zach Hampton[24]; 26. (DNF) 70-Scotty Thiel[21]; 27. (DNF) 4S-Danny Smith[26] LAP LEADERS: Tim Shaffer (1-30)

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 70-Scotty Thiel[2]; 2. 9-Trey Jacobs[1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[6]; 4. 35-Zach Hampton[4]; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser[3]; 6. 11C-Kory Crabtree[7]; 7. 4U-Josh Davis[10]; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[14]; 9. 4S-Danny Smith[8]; 10. 5J-Jake Hesson[9]; 11. 11N-Harli White[11]; 12. 2L-Logan Forler[15]; 13. 15K-Creed Kemenah[17]; 14. 1B-Keith Baxter[16]; 15. 24-Lee Haskins[18]; 16. 20-Danial Burkhart[20]; 17. 40-Logan Fenton[19]; 18. (DNF) 29-Sye Lynch[12]; 19. (DNF) 23-Zeth Sabo[5]; 20. (DNF) 4X-Cale Stinson[13]; 21. (DNS) 71M-Caden Englehart

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 2. 97-JJ Hickle[1]; 3. 26-Zeb Wise[3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[6]; 5. 13-Justin Peck[4]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[7]; 8. 4-Chris Windom[10]; 9. 23Z-Zane DeVault[8]; 10. 55-Michael Kofoid[9]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee[1]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[2]; 3. 23Z-Zane DeVault[4]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer[3]; 5. 23-Zeth Sabo[5]; 6. 4U-Josh Davis[6]; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]; 8. 24-Lee Haskins[8]; 9. 20-Danial Burkhart[9]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 2. 4T-Tyler Street[1]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[3]; 5. 9-Trey Jacobs[5]; 6. 11N-Harli White[8]; 7. 29-Sye Lynch[7]; 8. (DNF) 70-Scotty Thiel[6]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Chris Windom[2]; 2. 28M-Conner Morrell[1]; 3. 97-JJ Hickle[4]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7]; 5. 35-Zach Hampton[3]; 6. 11C-Kory Crabtree[5]; 7. 4X-Cale Stinson[6]; 8. (DNS) 71M-Caden Englehart

Kistler Racing Products Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1]; 3. 13-Justin Peck[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser[3]; 6. 4S-Danny Smith[6]; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter[7]; 8. 40-Logan Fenton[8]

Mobil 1 Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Michael Kofoid[1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 4. 101-Cody Maroske[6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[3]; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[5]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler[8]; 8. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7]

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 22-Cole Duncan, 00:12.425[17]; 2. 23Z-Zane DeVault, 00:12.431[3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:12.491[2]; 4. 33W-Cap Henry, 00:12.543[1]; 5. 13-Justin Peck, 00:12.652[32]; 6. 4T-Tyler Street, 00:12.672[10]; 7. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:12.707[16]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:12.793[37]; 9. 55-Michael Kofoid, 00:12.798[34]; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:12.861[12]; 11. 9-Trey Jacobs, 00:12.955[14]; 12. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.014[15]; 13. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 00:13.018[9]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 00:13.022[30]; 15. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:13.030[18]; 16. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:13.046[23]; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 00:13.049[36]; 18. 4-Chris Windom, 00:13.087[21]; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.096[33]; 20. 83X-Nate Reeser, 00:13.098[31]; 21. 35-Zach Hampton, 00:13.128[19]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:13.186[27]; 23. 23-Zeth Sabo, 00:13.187[7]; 24. 11C-Kory Crabtree, 00:13.206[20]; 25. 29-Sye Lynch, 00:13.255[11]; 26. 4X-Cale Stinson, 00:13.304[22]; 27. 4S-Danny Smith, 00:13.307[28]; 28. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:13.307[38]; 29. 2-Ricky Peterson, 00:13.308[24]; 30. 5J-Jake Hesson, 00:13.322[39]; 31. 101-Cody Maroske, 00:13.332[35]; 32. 4U-Josh Davis, 00:13.496[8]; 33. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:13.507[40]; 34. 11N-Harli White, 00:13.545[13]; 35. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 00:13.582[4]; 36. 2L-Logan Forler, 00:13.610[41]; 37. 1B-Keith Baxter, 00:13.914[29]; 38. 24-Lee Haskins, 00:14.338[5]; 39. 20-Danial Burkhart, 00:14.571[6]; 40. 40-Logan Fenton, 00:14.616[26]; 41. 71M-Caden Englehart, 00:59.999[25]

2023 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (As of 6/15):Zeb Wise - 522Tyler Courtney - 516Buddy Kofoid - 506Chris Windom - 488J.J. Hickle - 484Cap Henry - 472Tim Shaffer - 464Skylar Gee - 442Trey Jacobs - 434Cody Maroske - 432