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00 Shawn VanLaningham          Updated by Driver: 5/11/2002
Edited by Staff: 5/12/2002

 Driver Information
Nickname: Butch
Hometown: Beatrice,NE
Birthdate: 8/22/66
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Email Address: s00gordon@yahoo.com
Racing Web Site: www.vansracing.tripod.com
Marital Status: Married - Stephanie
Children: Shonielle, Dakota, Brittany, Brooke
Employer: Van's Waterproofing
Job: Owner
Year Started Racing: 1981
Total Years Racing: 20
Racing Hero: Dale Earnhardt - I like his driving style.

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Viper Jet Mod
Motor: Chevy 355
Owner: Brian & Carla Walters
Crew Chief: Brian Walters
Crew: Steve Durman, Bill Douglas, Mark McAllister, Blaine Colgrove, Gonzo, Jon Weichel.
Sponsors & Support: Pawnee Transfer, Jet Racing, Beatrice National Bank, Diamond Vogel Paints, Gonzo'z Sales and Service, Neapco, Dr. Sebby, Brown's Shoe Fit, Van's Waterproofing, BBQ Aces, Gibb's Place, Buss Farms, Jazzercise, Diode Cable, Nebraska Machine & Tool.

 Tracks & Series
Beatrice Speedway (NE) - Modified #00
Eagle Raceway (NE) - Modified #00

 Awards & Accomplishments
6 2001 A Feature wins at Beatrice Speedway and Thayer County Speedway, finished 4th in points. 29 career A Feature wins. 2nd place in 2001 Octoberfest at Beatrice Speedway. Finished Top 5 in points 11 years. Been 2nd in points 4 times.
 Career Summary
Brian Walters, the car owner, married my sister and they got started racing. We kept building every year to where we are today. We have a lot of support from great sponsors and great fans.
 Racing Goals
Win a Track Championship and Win a "Special".
 Other Interesting Team Information
Picked 00 because no one else had it. Proposed to my wife Steph on the side of my racecar during the A Feature on August 4, 2001 at Beatrice Speedway.

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