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Halen is no stranger to winning on Hoosiers.PERU, IN (August 12, 2006) -- Halen Shafer used Hoosier tires to win five consecutive races and go undefeated in the month of July competing at Miami County (IN) Speedway in the 600cc Mini Sprint class. The talented 11-year-old is in his second season competing in the Mini Sprint (Restrictor) class after five seasons in the Quarter Midget ranks where he also found success on Hoosiers. 

Last year, in his first season in a Mini Sprint, Halen was the 2005 Micro Rookie-of-the-Year in the Restrictor Class at Miami County Speedway. 

The Kokomo, Indiana driver has continued to improve during this his sophomore season in Mini Sprints. Halen is currently leading the points chase among the 17 registered drivers competing in the Restrictor Class at Miami County Speedway. The red-haired 6th grader is also currently ranked 12th overall in the nation.

This season has been one to remember for Halen with highlights that include; setting a new track record in qualifying on the 1/8-mile track with a lap time of 11.609 seconds, a 2nd place finish at the NMMA Western States Championship, and a 10th place finish at the NMMA National Championships.

After winning his fifth consecutive race, Halen commented on the (Hoosier) tires, "I had even more grip at the end of the race then I did at the start of the race!"

The Shafer Racing team consists of 11-year-old driver Halen, grandpa Dick (Shafer), father and crew chief Todd, mom and team "boss" Stacy, and little sister Shaylee who is very busy just being seven years old.

The Shafer Racing Team wished to thank Gamester Racing for always having plenty of Hoosier tires available at the track every weekend.

Hoosier Racing Tire congratulates Halen on his achievements and hopes all the competitors at Miami County Speedway enjoy the rest of the season.  

To learn more about Halen and the Shafer Racing team visit their website at www.halen36.com.             


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