Topic: SHAFFER LEADS THE POSSE IN GUMOUT SERIES WIN AT PORT ROYAL
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posted August 26, 2001 01:03 PM SHAFFER LEADS THE POSSE IN GUMOUT SERIES WIN AT PORT ROYAL Todd Shaffer of Millerstown upheld the pride of the Pennsylvania Posse in turning back the World of Outlaw Gumout Series regulars Saturday night by winning his first Gumout Series race at Port Royal Speedway. Shaffer passed Gumout Series racer and race-long leader Mike Goodman on the 21st lap and raced away to his fourth Port Royal win of the season - and the 10th of the year overall. The win, Shaffer's 152nd of his career, also includes a win against the Gumout Series elder division - the World of Outlaws. "This car was working great all night," Shaffer said. "It really took off in the feature event." Goodman was able to settle for a career-best second-place finish at Port while Lance Dewease was third. Gumout regulars Ronald Laney and Shane Stewart completed the top five. Goodman took the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event while Lance Dewease and P.J. Chesson followed. P.J. Chesson's night ended on lap nine when he flipped violently in turn two. Chesson's car erupted into a ball of flames. But he was able to get out of the car, which was destroyed. Goodman continued keep the top spot from Dewease on the restart as Shaffer made his move to the front when he passed Dewease for second on the 16th lap. "It just seemed that no matter where I put the car it would drive like a rocket," Shaffer added. Goodman then relinquished the lead to Shaffer in turn one during the completion on lap 21. "We were beginning to lose laps," Shaffer said. "Mike stayed in the middle of the track, so I took it to the cushion and it worked." A lap 21 caution slowed the field for a final time when Bob Bennett came to a stop on the backstretch. On the restart, Shaffer moved away by nearly three-car lengths within a lap. But Goodman closed on the leader with two laps remaining but Shaffer was able to hold on for a two car-length win at the end of 30 laps.