Sept. 7, 2013: Jeremiah Shingledecker has only competed at Sharon on a part-time basis this season in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds. Shingledecker had previously recorded a trio of runner-ups and a pair of third place finishes this year, but just hadn’t been able to crack victory lane. That changed on Saturday night when Shingledecker powered to victory holding off point leader Jim Weller, Jr. in the 20-lap Governor Insurance Agency feature.
“Where are all of those cautions when I’m starting in the back,” joked the 36-year-old Polk, Pa. racer. “The car hooked up really good. We’ve been trying some different stuff. We want to go down to Charlotte (World Finals) this year and I thought in order to do that we need to get faster than what we’ve been this year. It seems to be working. I almost took the high side, but I hadn’t been challenged so I thought ‘I better stay down here’. I have to thank the whole crew. My wife is in Indonesia this week so it’s just Rick and Chanda. She’s going to be pretty bummed she wasn’t here, but she’s on an airplane on the way home.”