DG-Spec Scion Team Adds Greg Shaffer to Potent Driver Roster
Shaffer to Drive Number 36 Scion tC Touring Car at World Challenge VIR Event
TORRANCE, Calif. In the midst of another historic season, the DG-Spec World Challenge Scion team has added experienced driver Greg Shaffer to its already impressive roster of drivers. Shaffer will pilot the number 36 DG-Spec Scion tC Touring Car at rounds 10 and 11 at Virginia International Raceway in just a couple of weeks. Shaffer most recently drove the Irish Mike's VW Jettas in World Challenge and Grand-Am competition.
"We're all really excited to have Greg on board," said team owner Dan Gardner. "He was quite fast at Mosport in the Jetta, and we think he'll take well to our Scion, which is similar in some ways. That said, we know he'll become a true Scion believer after the event!"
With Shaffer at the wheel, the number 36 car will be looking to capture more team points. The car currently sits in third place, a stone's throw away from the second place Mazda. Shaffer joins Dan Gardner and Tom Lepper as a driver contributing to the team championship for DG-Spec in the 36 car.
"I can't wait to drive the DG-Spec Scion," said Shaffer. "They're obviously the cars to beat in Touring Car this year, and it will be exciting to see what they're all about. VIR is my home track, so I'm looking to defend my turf here in Virginia. It's exciting to be able to jump in mid-season and still contribute toward the team championship. I'm just pumped to be with the team for this event."
Rounds 10 and 11 of the World Challenge series will take place on September 10-12. Both of the weekend's races can be viewed through live timing and scoring at www.world-challenge.com. Rounds 8 and 9 at Mid-Ohio will be broadcast on the Versus Network on Saturday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Twenty-four hours later the program can be viewed online at www.world-challengetv.com.