iRacing.com was part of a remarkable evening of racing last Saturday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL.  That’s when and where Shane Hmiel returned to Victory Lane on the anniversary of an accident that left him paralyzed.  A year after a crash in a USAC Silver Crown race at Terre Haute ended his career as a racing driver, Hmiel won USAC’s Gold Crown Midget Nationals as the owner of RW56 Motorsports’s 3 Wide Life midget driven to victory by five time USAC national midget champion Levi Jones.

“What a remarkable night,” Jones said. “To be able to win in just my second start for Shane and on the anniversary weekend of his wreck is just absolutely amazing. The weekend couldn’t have worked out any better for us. It was awesome to see Shane back in Victory Lane where he belongs.”

A presenting sponor of the 3 Wide Life television motorsports program, iRacing.com was well represented on the winning RW56 Motorsports car . . . and proud to be part of such a remarkable racing moment.

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It’s awesome for sure. Great to see Shane back in winners cirlce, cuz he is a winner. I am in the process of trying to get my girlfriend walking again after being stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome so I can understand where Shane’s been for the past year. Keep up the good work, your looking good buddy.
Herb Engelhart
2011 S2 Tour Mod Champion
Wide Open Racing

Herb Engelhart
October 17th, 2011 at 4:00 am

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