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Shawn Wright’s Gold Cup Ends Violently


PETERSEN MEDIA- Following a disappointing showing on Wednesday night during the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Shawn Wright was on his way to a nice night with the USAC/CRA Series on Thursday night until a post race flip brought his Gold Cup to a violent end.

“We had a really good car on Thursday night and transferred through our heat, but a car checked up right at the flag stand and I caught his right-rear and went for a ride,” Wright said.

Timing the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood No. 99 machine in 20th fastest in USAC/CRA time trials, Wright would line up on the front row of his heat race, and would have a rough start as he acclimated to the non-wing car.

Settling down, the Tulare, CA driver would make some great laps as he raced his way into the fourth and final transfer spot. Taking the checkered flag, Wright would take evasive action as a car would slow up immediately, and it resulted in Wright flipping wildly off of turn one.

Though Wright was okay, his Gold Cup was over.

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, Viking Engineering, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Wright will be off for a few weeks before returning to action for the 2015 Trophy Cup.

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