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April 17, 2012

BOWMAN: Shuman, Nutter pick up season-opening wins

Weir surges to victory in Gas City.

Back in 2008 the Edison Motorsports team was looking for a part-time driver to fill in for then-driver Shane Cottle while Cottle was chasing the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series full time aboard the Contos Racing No. 4.

Those nights that Cottle had his USAC commitments, the Edison team had a young, hard-charging shoe behind the wheel of the always potent Crume-Evans Insurance/Allen’s Body Shop/Chalk Chassis in the form of Fairmount’s Scotty Weir.

This year, after the Edison team and Cottle went their separate ways midway through the 2011 campaign, it looks like the reigns of the car will be handed to Weir. In his first and only season with the team back in 2008 he impressively scored the track title at the Kokomo Speedway.

I recall talking to Weir after he sewed up his lone Kokomo title to date and he spoke highly of the Edison team, noting the attention to detail and the way the team welcomed him to the fold.

Now with the ride all his, he could well be a force to be reckoned with all season at both Kokomo and the Gas City I-69 Speedway as he charged from outside the third row to claim the feature win in the season-opener at Gas City Friday night.

With a stacked group of many of the top sprint car drivers in the Midwest littering the pits, Weir held off second-row starter Jon Siscoe, who will pair again with legendary car owner Paul Hazen aboard the famed No. 57, to snare the 25-lap main event in a race that saw passes hard to come by.

Coleman Gullick, who scored his first career Gas City win July 3 of last season, was third while Matt Goodnight and veteran Tracy Hines completed the top five. Chris Windom, the 2011 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series 2011 Indiana Sprint Week champion, finished just outside the top five in sixth. Ted Hines was next, followed by former track champion Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Bobby East and Thomas Meseraull completed the top 10.

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