Pendleton, IN (March 8, 2003) -- After pouring over dozens of qualified resumes, ASA officials have selected Kim Shaver to fill the role of ASA Racing Technical Director. Shaver joined the office staff on March 3 and is looking...
Pendleton, IN (March 8, 2003) -- After pouring over dozens of qualified resumes, ASA officials have selected Kim Shaver to fill the role of ASA Racing Technical Director. Shaver joined the office staff on March 3 and is looking forward to the challenge that lies before him.
"I've been real anxious to get here and keep things moving forward," Shaver said. "I feel real good about this move and this fit just seems to be right for me."
Shaver started his motorsports career as a competitor at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem (NC). He spent the 1986 season on the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series, where he finished 16th in points. One season later, he started serving in the capacity of an inspector at NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Tracks. From 1987 through 1990, he was an official at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont (NC) and at South Boston (VA) Speedway. In 1990, he added Ace Speedway in Altamaha (NC) to his list of tracks he worked on a weekly basis. In 1994, he was the chief steward at all three tracks and in 1995 became the Goody's Dash Series Director, a position he held through 1997.
In 1998, Kim Shaver returned to Orange County Speedway serving as Competition Director. In 1999, he worked at Southern National Speedway in Kenly (NC) before returning to a NASCAR touring position in 2000. During the past three seasons, Shaver has worked with the All Pro, Featherlite Southwest, Goody's Dash and other NASCAR touring series.
"I know I have some specifics to learn about ASA Racing and what has happened through the years with this series, but I'm still working with cars and numbers and that is the same," Shaver said. "The end goal is for the driver and crew chief on one end of pit road to feel like they have the same chance of winning the race as the driver and the crew chief at the other end of pit road. Anyone who comes in that pit gate should feel like he or she is being treated equally to anyone else who comes in that pit gate. That's the ultimate goal, to treat everyone fairly and equally."
Shaver is anxious to get the season into full swing and to fully embark on his most recent opportunity in racing.
"This is a big career move for me and a big move personally for me," Shaver said. "To leave home in North Carolina and move to Indiana is a big commitment, but it's a great opportunity. The reason I'm here is I believe in this series and the direction Steve Dale wants to take it. The future is bright here and I'm very pleased to be a part of it."
Shaver will have his first opportunity to work an ASA race in his new found capacity when the series opens its 36th season of racing on March 22 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (FL).
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