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November 17, 2018 - Runner-up Finish in Desert Thunder Nationals at Central AZ Speedway
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DJ made the trip over to the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, AZ for the annual Desert Thunder Nationals this past weekend. Friday night, DJ won his heat from the pole and then raced from his 10th starting position to a solid runner up finish in the main event. Saturday night, he ran second in his heat race and then came home eighth in the main event. Sunday, DJ ran third in his heat and then had a great run in the weekend finale, charging from his 15th starting spot up to 3rd at the checkered.

Results can be found at www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com.
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November 10, 2018 - Shannon Bags 6th Place Finish in Duel in the Desert Opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
207 IMCA Modified drivers were in action at the 21st annual Duel in the Desert at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Mike Spieker photo)

Thursday night, we won our heat race from the pole and raced to a solid 6th in the night's main event. Friday, we charged from 6th to win our qualifying heat race for the second night in a row and then finished 8th in the main event.
Saturday. We started on the pole of our b-main and won it, putting us 18th in the feature starting lineup. We started and finished 18th in the main on a tough to pass racing surface.

Overall, we were one of ONLY TWO drivers (2018 IMCA National Champion Jordan Grabowski being the other) to win a race each of the three nights and were very happy with our performance against the best of the IMCA best all weekend long.

Thanks to everyone who helps!

Results can be found at www.IMCA.tv.

October 13, 2018 - 14th Place Finish in Budweiser Nationals Opener at Bakersfield
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We made the trip to the Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, CA this weekend for the annual Budwesier Nationals.

On Friday night, we started 7th and ran 5th in our heat, putting us into one of the nights b-mains. We ran 2nd in the b, putting us into the show. We raced from the 8th row up to a 14th place finish at the checkered.

Saturday night, we won our heat from the pole and then redrew 12th for the main. After a few laps, the track narrowed up and we pulled in to save our equipment.

Overall a fun weekend.

Results can be found at www.BakersfieldSpeedway.com.

October 6, 2018 - Shannon Collected in Wreck While Leading Dirt Nationals at Merced
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DJ hit up the Merced Speedway this weekend for the 2 night Dirt Nationals event. On Friday night, he started 4th and ran second in his first heat race and then won his second heat race after starting on the pole. This put him 2nd in overall passing points, and he earned the outside of the front row for the qualifying feature. He ran second in the qualifier, putting him on the outside of the front row for Saturday night's main event. On Saturday, he jumped from the outside of the front row into the lead and was leading the event when contact with a lapped car sent him spinning and he was collected by some other cars, ending his great run and his night early.

Results can be found at www.MercedSpeedway.com.

September 29, 2018 - Shannon Visits Ocean Speedway for Pettit Shootout
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DJ made the trip to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA for the Pettit Shootout and won his heat race on Friday night before recording a 15th place finish in the main event. Saturday night, DJ ran sixth in his heat and came home fifth in the night's b-main.

Results can be found at www.OceanSpeedway.com.

September 22, 2018 - Podium Finish in Championship Night at Merced
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DJ made the short trip to the Merced Speedway in Merced, CA on Saturday night for season championship night. The features were lined up by points, so no qualifying heat races were run and DJ lined up 10th for the main. He moved his way forward throughout the main event and came home with a solid third place finish on the night.

Results can be found at www.MercedSpeedway.com.

September 15, 2018 - 18th Place Finish in World Nationals at Marshalltown
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DJ was in action at the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa this past weekend for the running of the $10,000 to win World Nationals. Friday night, DJ unfortunately did not finish both sets of heat races, which put him 8th in the last chance qualifier on Saturday. He was able to race his way up to a runner up finish in the LCQ, transferring his way into the main event. From there, he lined up 20th in the feature and came home with an 18th place finish for his efforts.

Results can be found at www.MarshalltownSpeedway.com.

September 8, 2018 - Shannon Attends Super Nationals at Boone Speedway
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DJ made the trip to the Boone Speedway in Boone, IA for the Super Nationals and had a whirlwind weekend. Wednesday's show was moved to Thursday morning. DJ raced from 5th to 2nd in his heat before starting 21st in the main and falling out before the checkered flew. Thursday night's show saw DJ win his heat from the pole and then start 8th in the main but for the second straight show, did not finish the main event. Friday night, he again won his heat race and finally was able to finish a main event, coming home in 8th. Saturday, he started on the pole of his last chance race heat and won it, putting him into the last chance race feature, where he needed to get third, so he moved out of the primary groove to try to get into a transfer spot and spun, ending his weekend.

Results can be found at www.RaceBoone.com.

August 12, 2018 - DJ Shannon Wins at Kossuth County Speedway
DJ continued his trip through Iowa this past week and competed on Wednesday night at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa and had a good night. He ran second in his heat race and then came home with a fifth place finish in the main event. Thursday, DJ made the trip to the Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa and his solid start to the week continued. He ran third in his heat race and then started on the outside of the front row in the feature and lead the entire distance to race to the feature victory.

1Friday night, he made the trip to the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, DH ran 9th in a stacked heat race and then climbed to an 11th place finish in the night’s b-main. Saturday night, DJ also had a stacked heat and raced to a 6th place finish before coming home 8th in the night’s b. Sunday night, he made the trip to the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, IA to compete with the United States Modified Touring Series and ran 8th in his heat race before starting 15th in the main event and running just outside the top ten before pulling off early, ending his weekend.


July 14, 2018 - Top 10 Finish at Ocean Speedway
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DJ made his first ever visit to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA this past weekend and did a little testing with a 6th place finish in his heat race and a 14th to 6th run in the main event.

Results can be found at www.OceanSpeedway.com.

July 7, 2018 - Shannon Improves 15 Spots in Feature at Merced Speedway
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DJ made a quick trip to the nearby Merced Speedway in Merced, CA this past weekend and had an up and passed a lot of cars on the evening. He won his heat from 4th and then after being forced to start at the tail of the feature, he charged from 21st to 6th when the checkered flew.

June 30, 2018 - DJ Shannon Finishes 12th in Wild West Modified Shootout Point Standings
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We competed in the Wild West Modified Shootout Speedweek this past week and had an up and down week, but learned a lot and had a lot of fun along the way.

Our speedweek kicked off on a high note at the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA, where we won a heat race and ran third in our second heat. This put us in a great spot for the main event, where we finished 5th.

The following night, we made the trip to the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR and ran third and fourth ...in our two heat races, putting us into the main event, where we finished 16th.

The next night was a trip to the Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, OR. We ran 2nd and 6th in our heats and again came home with a 16th place finish in the main event.

The following night was the first of two consecutive nights at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR. We ran 5th and 7th in our heats, then finished 4th in the b, qualifying us for the feature. We ran 21st when the checkered flag flew.

The 2nd night at Cottage Grove was a forgettable one. We ran 6th in our first heat but then pulled in during our 2nd heat with mechanical troubles, ending our night.

Thursday was a day off but our trip to the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on Friday was anything but easy. We had a trailer issue along the way and didn't make it to race, but we got it fixed and made the finale at Willamette, running 2nd and 3rd in our 2 heat races and then capping off the tour with a solid 10th place finish in the main event.

Overall, we finished 12th in series points. So after missing a night, we are happy with that!

Thanks again to everyone!


April 29, 2018 - Shannon Follows USMTS to Texas and Oklahoma
1DJ continued on the road with the USMTS series in Western Texas and Oklahoma this past weekend. Friday night at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, TX DJ finished 8th in his heat race and 11th in the night's b-main. Saturday night at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, he ran 7th in his heat, 10th in the b-main, but took a provisional for the feature and raced from 26th up to a 17th place finish when the checkered flew and on Sunday night at the Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma, DJ raced from 8th to 5th in his heat before running third in the b-main and then unfortunately was caught up in a crash in the main event, ending his night early.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

April 22, 2018 - DJ Shannon Attends Short Track Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway
DJ made the long trip to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM to compete with the United States Modified Touring Series for the first time in his career this past weekend for the 3-day Short Track Shootout. On Friday night, DJ ran 8th in his heat race and charged from 16th to7th in the b-main, missing a transfer spot into the feature by 2 spots, but learned a lot in the process. Saturday night, DJ raced from 8th to 7th in his heat, but then stormed from 14th to 4th in the b-main, earning a transfer spot into the feature. During the 40-lap main, he raced home with a 21st place finish. Sunday, for the finale, DJ raced from 5th to 3rd in his heat race and then slipped to a 9th place finish in the b-main, but all in all had a great weekend running with the USMTS and learned a ton to apply to the team's next race. (Jim Rosas photo)

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

March 3, 2018 - DJ Shannon Bags a Pair of Top 5 Finishes
1 DJ and the team competed in a Nevada tripleheader this past weekend kicked off with events on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, DJ started outside of the front row and won his heat race before redrawing the pole for the main and leading early, before bottoming out several times, en route to a fifth place finish.

Thursday night, DJ started 10th in his qualifying heat race and charged forward to fifth, putting him 14th in the feature field. In the main, he raced his way into the top five before getting collected in a crash, ending his night early. 

Saturday night, the team made the trip to the Pahrump Speedway in Pahrump for the $3,000 to win special event. DJ started 6th and raced to second in his first heat race before starting third and also running second in his second heat. He then started on the pole and won the dash. For the feature, he drew 6th and charged up to 2nd early before slipping over the cushion and falling back, only to come back forward to cap off a great night with a fifth place finish.

Results can be found at www.LVMS.com/Dirt and www.PahrumpValleySpeedway.com.

February 18, 2018 - Shannon Follows Mod Tour to Cocopah Speedway
1 DJ got back into action this past weekend at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona for the final 3 nights of the 2018 Arizona Mod Tour.

Friday night, we ran 4th in our heat race and came home 8th in the b-main, missing the show, but shaking the car down for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, we ran 7th in our heat race and came home 4th in the b, missing the show by just one spot.

And Sunday, we picked up a big heat race victory and came home 21st in the main event, ending our weekend in Arizona qualifying for the main event on the final day.

Results can be found at www.ArizonaModTour.com.

February 12, 2018 - DJ Shannon Begins 2018 Season With Arizona Mod Tour
1 DJ and the Shannon Motorsports team kicked off their 2018 racing season at the newly formed Arizona Modified Tour, held at 3 tracks across Arizona in early February. The opening tow nights were held at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Az this past Friday and Saturday nights. DJ's opening night was filled with mechanical gremlins as he didn't finish the heat or b-main due to carburetor issues but the team rallied and got those troubles behind them for night #2. DJ ran 4th in his heat race and just missed a transfer spot into the night's feature by finishing 5th in the night's b-main.

Sunday night, the tour moved to the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, AZ and the night started off great as DJ raced from 4th to 2nd in his heat race, putting him on the front row for one of the b-mains. DJ won that event with ease, putting his #32s in the 17th starting position for the feature. During the feature, he ran inside the top 15 early and then pulled in to save his equipment. Monday night was the second night at CAR and DJ ran 4th in his heat, second in the b-main and advanced from his 24th starting spot to 18th at the checkered.

The tour moves to the Canyon Speedway Park and the Cocopah Speedway for the remaining events this week and weekend.


December 28, 2017 - DJ Shannon Launches New Website
1Merced, California racer DJ Shannon is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new website at www.DJShannonRacing.com.

Shannon, who is entering his third year of competition in the Open Wheel Modified division is excited to kick off his 2018 season with the Arizona Modified Tour at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, AZ in February with his Pro Power Racing Engine powered LG2 Chassis.  

Check back often for the latest team updates as more content is added to the site including schedule updates, apparel, and more!