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Source — Kelly Hart
Date Posted — June 06, 2011
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LAKE STEVENS, Washington — A stellar weekend for the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team at Skagit Speedway as driver Travis Jacobson set fast time in both the 410 and 360 Sprint divisions then went out and won the highly competitive 410 main event.

Jacobson was fast all night with 11.8 and 12.2 times in qualifying that paced the field for yet another sweep of fast times on the weekend. Travis win in the 410 main and second place finish in the 360 main have him second in points for the 410 division and leading the pack in the 360 class at Skagit Speedway. Although the team is not racing for points they are sitting pretty going into Prelude to the Dirt Cup weekend.

Interviewed in Winner’s Circle after the races on Saturday night Travis said, “the new Shark engine makes great horsepower. We were really, really lucky to win this one.” Jacobson was referring to a late race spin while leading the race that coincided with another car spinning that could have been disastrous to track position. The ruling was that while the #18 car had spun but was still moving, another car had come to a stop at the other end of the track and a split yellow to the last place car sent the lineup reverting back to the last lap counted keeping the leader up front. A perfect storm of events that proved sometimes it is best to be lucky and good.

Travel plans have changed due to work requirements for team members this upcoming June 11th weekend. Previously the Shaylen Rae Motorsports group was heading to Chico for the Dave Bradway Memorial Race Friday night and the KWS Race Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR Saturday. Due to work commitments for some team members those plans now include staying up north and running the 360 Sprint at Skagit Speedway and possibly hot lapping the 410 as well.

The team is selling their 2011 season apparel this weekend with t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts and hoodies. All apparel sales are from the team hauler or you can call Jerry Desrosier, Jr. at 425.263.6474 or Travis Jacobson at 425.754.5939 for advance orders to be picked up. Jerry is also reachable by email at .

Shaylen Raye Motorsports wants to thank sponsors Shark Racing Engines, Shaffer Concrete, Wilson Concrete, Performance R/C, Anderson Pressure Washing, SignMart, TMM, Andgar Metals, Burlington Collision, Doyle Guffies Rallye Auto Sales, Heavy D and Barlow Escrow for all they do to make racing such an enjoyable experience.

If you are interested in joining the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team as a sponsor or marketing partner please call Mike Anderson at 360.661.1585. Driver Travis Jacobson is available for media interviews by calling 425.754.5939.

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Article posted by staff on June 06, 2011.