Joshua Shipley’s Season Continues at Cocopah Speedway Thanks to Generosity
(Photo by Ron Gilson)
Inside Line Promotions – YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Joshua Shipley will be able to continue his hunt for a podium points finish in his rookie year with the ASCS Southwest Region thanks to the help from many different people.
“We have great equipment that allows us to run well, but we put all of our funds into continuously keeping up the car,” Shipley said. “These out of town races are tough for us to go to, but thankfully some really generous people are helping us out.”
Shipley is heading into a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region tripleheader this Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., which he wouldn’t be able to attend without the help of the many great people.
“It was really important for us to go to Cocopah to have a shot at a top-three points finish,” Shipley said. “I can’t thank everyone enough.”
Mark Clark of Speed Sports, which is a high-performance auto service shop, stepped up and bought some sponsorship on the side boards for the last five races of the year.
“It’s an honor to have Mark on our car for the rest of the year,” Shipley said. “I also have to thank Tony Smiley with Smiley Lifting Solutions. He’s been a long-time marketing partner with Verville Motorsports and he’s helped us a great deal.”
Bob Hendrickson with Hendrickson Construction has also volunteered to give some help to Shipley and Verville Motorsports.
“He really pushed us to the next level to get us to Cocopah because he knew how important it was to us,” Shipley said. “Casey Minks, who let us run his 305ci engine in New Mexico, has continued his partnership with us, which is awesome.”
Shipley and Verville Motorsports extend their greatest gratitude to these people and their year-long sponsors who are helping to make their chase for a podium points finish with the ASCS Southwest Region a reality.
“I can’t express how thankful we are for everyone’s help,” Shipley said. “We’re excited to get to Cocopah Speedway and give it our best shot.”
Shipley enters this weekend ranked fourth in the ASCS Southwest Region standings – only 40 points out of third place.
SEASON STATS –
11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – The Race Shack
The Race Shack, which is located in Peoria, Ariz., provides dirt track racing parts and safety equipment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/racersare1.
“Kaylene Verville, who I drive for, runs The Race Shack,” Shipley said. “It has everything you could need as a racer and I’m very grateful for the support from The Race Shack.”
Shipley would also like to thank Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.
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