MASON CITY, Iowa – The good news just keeps coming for Travis Shipman.
The winner of a career-best 12 features and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car titles at I-35 Speedway and Chateau Raceway this season, the Mason City, Iowa, driver topped voting for October’s Sybesma Graphics Facebook Fan Favorite contest.
He’ll get a mini-hood from contest sponsor Sybesma Graphics to display along with those track championship plaques.
“It was a pretty good season. Everything worked out for us,” said Shipman, who wrapped up the I-35 crown by winning on season championship night. “To get 12 wins this year was really, really good.”
2013 was his eighth year racing and his eighth year in the class.
My dad and uncle had raced hobby stocks. We bought a car race-ready from a guy we knew who was retiring,” Shipman said. “We kind of jumped right in and got smoked, but I learned a lot the first few years.”
Along with his dad Todd, wife Teresa and daughters Natalie, Rachel and Olivia, his crew includes Mark Ruehlow, Andrew Inman, Ryan Garza and Brent Medlin.
Sponsors are Todd and Sue Shipman, Shipman Trucking, Coors Light, Ryan and Missy Garza, River City Tattoo, Holt Services, Window World, Hot Rod’s Garage and Francis and Cathy Shannon, all of Mason City; Cory Mutch and Cedar River Signs of Charles City; S & P Hauling and Hankin’s Trucking, both of Corwith; Keel Farms of Forest City; and Adam and Amy Shannon of Cordova, Tenn.