Archive for Mike Shaffer

Shaffer 2012 SF250 22843 220x146 Shaffer Motorsports Wins Class 4 SCORE San Felipe 250 OAKLAND, CA     MARCH 13, 2012   Shaffer-Motorsports car #401 won the San Felipe 250 in Class 4 last weekend in Baja, Mexico.  After a long week of prerunning and a 24 hour turn around to the US for a rebuilt transaxle, the team made the mad dash to the finish line with only 12 minutes separating them from second.  “It was quite a race.  From being down at the half way point, then making a great pass at RM194 for the lead, then watching Daniel put some time on them, we just focused on keeping the sprint up,” said Mike Shaffer, driver of record and owner of Shaffer’s Offroad. Read More→

Shaffer SCORE Laughlin 220x145 Shaffer Motorsports Finishes 2nd at SCORE Season Openers OAKLAND, CA     JANUARY 19, 2012   Shaffer-Motorsports team car #401 finished second on both Saturday and Sunday at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge.  The team debuted the new black, red and white look for the 2012 season including the addition of title sponsor Transfer Case Express while still being supported by Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems.  “We had fun even though we had to pull a motor out on Saturday after running with no clutch during the whole race,” said Mike Shaffer, driver of record.  “The wheel to wheel action that was also nose to tail made for a very exciting race to drive, and then it was even cooler that we got to watch all the other classes when we weren’t racing.”            Read More→

Shaffer Motorsports 401 220x169 Shaffer Motorsports Will Race Complete SCORE Series in 2012 Class 4 Car Opens Season in LaughlinOAKLAND, CA     JANUARY 11, 2012   Shaffer-Motorsports team car #401 will be competing in the entire SCORE International Racing Series in 2012.  With the addition of title sponsor Transfer Case Express, the Shaffer-Motorsports black, red and white car will be focused on the SCORE Class 4 Championship.  “When we were deciding on our season we agreed that we loved racing in Baja, so opted to focus all our efforts on the SCORE series in hopes of coming out with a championship,” said Mike Shaffer, driver of record and owner of Shaffer’s Offroad.  “This will be our second season with this car and I feel we get more and more confident of its capabilities after each race and all our testing and tuning sessions.” Read More→

Shaffer Baja 1000 Finish 150x99 Torchmate Racing Shaffer Motorsports Finishes 2nd in 2011 Baja 1000 OAKLAND, CA     NOVEMBER 29, 2011   Torchmate Racing Shaffer-Motorsports team car #401 finished second in class at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 after completing 705 miles with an official time of 24 hours and 40 minutes through the most grueling terrain in Baja. With only 10 minutes separating them from the leader, the third leg driver Daniel Aeberli said, “We gave it everything. It was a great race at the end and the Torchmate car really gave us what we needed to finish.”  Read More→

PreVegastoReno 150x111 Torchmate Racing Mike Shaffer Chases Season Title at BITD Vegas to Reno

RENO, NV     AUGUST 17, 2011   Mike Shaffer and the Shaffer-Motorsports Team will run the longest offroad race in the US on Friday  August 19th; the TSCO Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race.  The team is currently in third place, only 10 points out of first in the Class 1000 series.  Their goal is to improve on the third place finish that they had at the Silver State 300 and move closer to the Best in the Desert series Class 1000 win.  “We have had a solid season so far, and look to continue pushing to the front of the pack at this race,” said Mike Shaffer, driver of record and owner of Shaffer’s Offroad.

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RENO, NV     MAY 16, 2011   Torchmate Racing had four cars cross the finish line at the Silver State 300; one Class 1000 and three Class 4400.  In a valiant effort, Class 1000 Mike Shaffer placed third in their second race in the new car.  Also in a new car, JT Taylor placed 4th in the 4400 class with Roger Lovell placing 12th and Jesse Haines placing 9th securing himself a place in the 2012 King of the Hammers after completing the 300 mile desert race.

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2011 04 JTTaylor 300x199 Torchmate Racing Sends Three Cars to BITD Bilek Silver State 300 JT Taylor #4413, Jesse Haines #4499, Mike Shaffer #1066RENO, NV     APRIL 27, 2011   Torchmate Racing JT Taylor will be driving #4413 and Jesse Haines will be driving #4499 at the Best in the Desert Bilek Silver State 300 race this weekend in the commonly known Ultra4 class which will be the largest class at this years Silver State event.  Mike Shaffer will be running the Torchmate racing #1066 Class 1000 car.  The race will start in Alamo, Nevada about 95 miles north of Las Vegas on Saturday April 30th. The Aliante Casino & Resort will host the race events and tech and inspection on Friday. Read More→

Torchmate Racing Mike Shaffer Bets Big at Mint 400

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

2011 03 MikeShafferClass10 300x225 Torchmate Racing Mike Shaffer Bets Big at Mint 400 RENO, NV     MARCH 23, 2011   Mike Shaffer will compete in Class 10 at the SNORE Mint 400 this weekend.  Representing Torchmate Racing, Shaffer will start 15th in Class 10 in car number 1066.  “With this not being a points race for us, we have one objective and that is to not hold back, but be on the throttle from the start line,” said driver of record Mike Shaffer.  “We know with this size of a field that the winner will be the one that runs wide open with no issues to the finish, we just hope to be that team!” Read More→

2011 02 ShafferMotorsportsClass10 Shaffer Motorsports Competes in Class 10 for 2011 Race Season OAKLAND, CA   FEBRUARY 1, 2011  –  Shaffer-Motorsports racing team will join Class 10 for the Best In The Desert series, the SNORE Mint 400 and the SCORE Baja 1000 in 2011.  Torchmate number 1066 Driver of Record Mike Shaffer boasts 3 Baja 1000 wins, 3 SCORE Championships and one BITD Championship in Class 1700.  “We are really excited to move into Class 10 this year and be competitive.  This car is really fast, and it will be fun to race,” said Mike Shaffer. Read More→