By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Barry Shaw Jr’s road to a fifth Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck victory might have been his toughest yet. He quickly rode to the front of the field in his Everett’s Auto Parts No. 85 — but had to find his away around multiple-time champion Mike Cavallaro in order to carry the checkered flag again. In the end, the two drivers brawled off turn four for the checkered flag, with Shaw nabbing Cavallaro by a mere few inches to score another win.
Cavallaro started at the front — taking the lead on lap one, and sitting at the top of the field for nearly the entire distance. In fact, it felt like the only time Cavallaro didn’t lead was across the line on the one lap that mattered. While he pulled away out front, Bobby Busch Jr., Johnny Silva, Mike Duarte, Ethan Heilborn and others all went for spins, with Busch and Silva seeing their nights end early due to incidents.
When the field took the green flag for what was a two-lap dash to the finish, Cavallaro got the jump — but Shaw wasn’t giving up his shot at victory. He rode the outside lane, found a way to draw even coming to the white flag, then bested the former champion around for the final circuit. While Shaw edged Cavallaro at the line, Brittany Campbell added another strong finish to her season, a third-place effort driving the No. 8 machine.
Amy Arsenault also continued her successful year with a fourth-place effort, while Lenny Guy completed the top-five. Mike Duarte was sixth, finishing ahead of Ethan Heilborn, Rick Martin, Bobby Busch Jr and Johnny Silva.
Shaw opened his points lead a little bit more over Martin with seven races completed on the season.
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks will return to the track on Saturday, June 26, with a 25-lap feature as part of Wall of Fame night at Seekonk Speedway. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit and follow the track on Facebook.