An outstanding year for Pecore !

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Shane Pecore secured the Cornwall Motor Speedway Sportsman Championship — and much more

The year 2018 was quite a ride for Shane Pecore. This small father/son race team based out of St. Andrews, Ontario, followed their game plan, which proved to be fruitful at the end of the season.

The 0 team made Cornwall Motor Speedway their home track, as it is just a few minutes away from there home. They also competed in selected few special events over the 2018 season.

The year started out with a visit to victory lane at the annual Fulton High Bank Holdup, which saw Shane outrace the 55-car field. Shawn qualified top of the field won his heat race and would later take home the checkered flag in the feature. This win set the stage for the upcoming season of racing.

A few weeks later at the season opener at Cornwall Motor Speedway Shane also took home the win his second a matter of weeks. The opening race at Cornwall set the stage on who was going to be this year’s main challengers for the 2018 championship. With last year’s champion Justin Lalancette, Tristan Draper, Brianna Ladouceur, and Adam Rozon, all in the mix, the race to be this year’s champion was.

The chase for the championship would intertwine through the top five drivers all season and would come down to the last race to decide this year’s Champion.

In the end, Shane would finish third in the seasons’ final race giving him the points needed to clinch the track championship for 2018. This is his second championship at the Speedway demonstrating that consistency along with three wins paid off.

Pecore Racing would also capture the Brockville Speedways Ogilvies Sportsman series after capturing one win along with a second place finish over the series.

Shane would win six more feature races over the season; giving him a total of eleven wins at seven different tracks — the fourth highest wins over the season – in DIRTcar Sportsman points, along with a 3third place finish in the Mr. DIRTcar points. This year over all had some great results for this father/son team.

The best result, however, would come late in the season.

Held annually each Fall in Oswego, NY, the Super DIRT Week is considered by many as the most prestigious race of the season.

This year’s race saw one of the most exciting finishes in the history of this event. The 25-year-old Pecore would inch out the win with a late race pass over Robert Bublak and Adam McAuliffe.

Shane explained. « The win at Super Dirt Week was one of biggest wins in my racing career. We are a small team and, with just me, my dad along with my mom and fiancé Chelsea, we came into the race with just the basics, compared to some of the other big money teams. But in the end, we came home with the win.

For Shane and his dad Marcel, both have worked very hard with a limited budget year after year, to win Super Dirt Week was definitely the icing on the cake.

Shane also acknowledged that without the help from his mom and dad along with his fiancé Chelsea this win would not have been possible. Shane would also like to thank Gaeten and Shelly Periard (Chelsea’s parents), Chuck Schmick at Eibach Springs and Bricknell racing products.

2018 was, for the most part, an outstanding year for Team Pecore. By following their game plan, this team accomplished some great results in 2018.

The team is already setting their eyes on season 2019 and starting to prepare or the upcoming season.

As they have done in the past, this team has set a plan and goals for next year. Shane verified that once again Cornwall Motor Speedway will be their home track. They will also race in a few select special events or series as they did this year. Shane has also offered up his driving skills to any team looking to add a driver to their roster. With numerous wins and championships under his belt, Shane definitely would be a bonus to have on any team in 2019.

No matter what car Shane ends up strapping into in 2019, I am sure he will be a tough competitor.

Don Simpson
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