Shaw Wins West Coast Late Model Shootout Season Opener at Canyon Speedway Park

The West Coast Late Model Shootout kicked off their fifth season at Peoria, Arizona's Canyon Speedway Park with the Copper on Dirt. Nineteen cars checked in for the first night of competition and Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minnesota topped them all rallying from his tenth place starting position to score his second career West Coast Late Model Shootout feature event victory.
Pismo Beach, California's Tony Toste took the early lead from his pole position with Nick Bartels passing Garrett Alberson for second. Anthony Madrid and defending two time series champion Clay Daly completed the top five until Shaw began moving forward. Running the high line, the WISSOTA regular climbed into the top five as a caution came out for David Deetz on lap 16. Six laps later Shaw overtook Toste for the lead and went uncontested, pulling away from the field winning the opening night of the Copper on Dirt.
Tony Toste, Nick Bartels, Garrett Alberson, Clay Daly, Anthony Madrid, Kenny Wallace, Lonnie Parker Jr., Jason Papich and Mike Balcaen completed the top ten.
The West Coast Late Model Shootout will return to action at Canyon Speedway Park with the Copper on Dirt on Saturday, March 2nd before heading to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, March 6th. The series will end their opening swing on Saturday, March 9th at Bakersfield Speedway. For more information visit or follow them on Facebook at or Twitter at

The West Coast Late Model Shootout and Chris Kearns Presents would like to thank the sponsors that have come on board to make 2013 a successful season: Taffera Jewelers, RoadRunner Fabrication, Pearsons Auto Wrecking, Drake Farms Transportation, Toste Construction and Paving, Papich Construction, Victory Circle Custom Fabrication and Machining, West Coast Boring, Hoosier Tires, Five Star Grafix, VP Racing Fuel and Holders Air Conditioning and Heating.
Feature Event
1. 42s Don Shaw
2. 91t Tony Toste
3. 27 Nick Bartels
4. 43 Garrett Alberson
5. 32b Clay Daly
6. 5m Anthony Madrid
7. 91w Kenny Wallace
8. 8p Lonnie Parker Jr
9. 91p Jason Papich
10. 10 Mike Balcaen
11. 28 John Cornell
12. 81 Mike Stadel
13. 11x Steve Drake
14. 16b Randy Brown
15. 12a David Deetz
16. 77 Bill Bartels
17. 00 Jeff Manka
18. 81b Bud Grossenbacher
19. C9 Chad Richenbach
Heat One:
1. 91t Tony Toste
2. 32b Clay Daly
3. 42s Don Shaw
4. 91p Jason Papich
5. 16b Randy Brown
6. 81b Bud Grossenbacher
7. 12a David Deetz
Heat Two:
1. 8p Lonnie Parker Jr
2. 91w Kenny Wallace
3. 43 Garrett Alberson
4. 10 Mike Balcaen
5. 77 Bill Bartels
6. c9 Chad Richenbach
Heat Three:
1. 27 Nick Bartels
2. 11x Steve Drake
3. 5m Anthony Madrid
4. 28 John Cornell
5. 00 Jeff Manka
6. 81 MIke Stadel
West Coast Late Model Shootout
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