ALAMEDA, CA April 19, 2012 Shaffer-Motorsports team take the Transfer Case Express car #1066 to a fifth place finish, moving them in second in class for the World Championships.
“We had fun even though it was rough and we had to change a flat,” said John Cantrell, “The wheel to wheel action that was also nose to tail made for a very exciting race to drive.” The track, which had been used by all classes for many of laps, was brutal by the time the team went for the 3rd and 4th lap. “The track was twisty and rocky early on, but by the end it was so rough it blurred your vision,” said Berne Strom. The Car ran great until the half way point, when it started to loose power. “At our pit stop, it initially refused to restart” said Mike Shaffer “and then it quit just before the finish line and we almost drove through the finish line on the starter”.
Up to now the finishing points for the races have been low, so the contention for the Class 10 Championship is still on the horizon. Bottom line is the team needs remain consistent and finish all the upcoming races. Lots of pictures from the weekends race are available at www.facebook.com/shaffermotorsports.
Shaffer-Motorsports next race will be the SCORE Tecate baja 500 on May 31st/June 1st.
Shaffer-Motorsports Website: http://www.shaffer-motorsports.com/
Shaffer-Motorsports Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/shaffermotorsports
Mike Shaffer, Driver and Crew chief
for 29 years, starting with BMX and then age 16 in drag racing. His first desert race was sixteen years ago. Shaffer was driver of record for the 2012 SCORE season, winning his fourth SCORE class championship, this time in class 4. Shaffer was also driver of record for 2011 BITD Championship, finishing 3rd in class for the team’s first participation in Class 10. In all, Shaffer was driver of record for three Baja 1000 wins, four SCORE Class Championships, a BITD Championship in Class 1700 as well as rock crawling National Championship and ARCA Championship.
Mike Shaffer is the owner of Shaffer’s Offroad helping customers build the vehicle of their choice, from bolt on accessories to custom one off vehicles.
Daniel Aeberli, Driver
Daniel Aeberli has raced with the Shaffer-Motorsports team since 2010. Aeberli was a driver in the 2012 SCORE class 4 championship winning season as well as the 2012 class 4 San Felipe 250 win. He was a driver in the 2011 and 2012 SCORE BAJA 1000, finishing 2nd in class 4. Aeberli was also driver for 2011 BITD Championship, finishing 3rd in class 10. Aeberli was with the team in 2010, helping them win SCORE Primm and Class championship in Class 1700.
Daniel Aeberli is the CTO of MediTron S.A. a Swiss medical distribution company that he co-founded over 20 years ago in Switzerland and President of M.D. Visuals a medical consulting company in Stateline, Nevada.
John Cantrell, Driver
John Cantrell has been a part of Shaffer-motorsports team since 2010 when he joined to help Baja 1000 effort. Since then, John has assumed both co-driver and driver duties with the team. John was a driver in the 2012 SCORE BAJA 1000 race finishing second in the race and ultimately contributing to the SCORE class 4 championship season. Outside of racing and off-road motocyles riding with his son Hunter, John is a mechanical engineer and R&D project lead at Hewlett-Packard working on Ink jet printers with 25 years in manufacturing, design, and R&D.
Transfer Case Express:
Transfer Case Express, Inc. is headquartered in Oakand, CA . and sell and remanufactures transfer cases. They have been in business since 1998 and have an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau. They specialize in American transfer cases. They currently have two remanufacturing centers where new and remanufactured (as good or better than rebuilt) New Process, Dana, and Borg Warner transfer case are available. For more information, call then in Oackland, CA. at (510) 533-2273 or in Spartanburg, NC. at (864) 579-1960, or visit the Company’s website, www.transfercases.com.
RuffStuff specialties, Headquartered in Loomis, CA. and now have 8 full-time and 4 part-time employees. RuffStuff specialties design and builds 4X4 Fabrication parts from Heims to Axle trusses and Shock tower to shackles and tabs since 1980. For more information, call (916) 509.2242 or visit RuffStuff specialties at www.ruffstuffspecialties.com
PSC Motorsports, Headquartered in Azle, TX. PSC Motorsports, is your one stop shop for your On and Off-road steering needs. They have everything from stock replacement parts for your daily driver to high performance steering for your hardcore rock crawler or offroad racer. For more information on PSC Motorsports please call (817) 270-0102 or visit www.pscmotorsports.com.
Advanced Air Systems, Inc., DBA Power Tank, Headquartered in Elk Grove, CA Develops and sells on-board CO2 air systems since 1997. It was developed out of the need for a fast, simple, and affordable tire inflation system for 4×4 trail rigs. The PowerTanks popularity for its versatility, power and speed has spread to other industries such as desert racing, motor homes, sand sports, construction, track racing, and others. For more information, call (209) 366-2163 or visit PowerTanks at www.powertank.com
BozTec Headquartered in Alameda, CA. was formed in 2009 as an R&D company to build components that protect vital parts of the undercarriages of off-road vehicles as well as accessories mounts, specifically the Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tacoma and 4Runner or. For more information, call (510)459 -6460 or visit BozTec at www.boztec.us.com