2016 ARCA Truck Series Champion


October 15th, 2016 (Millersport, Ohio) — Shawn Szep entered the last race of the 2016 ARCA Truck Series season as, for all intents and purposes, the champion since his lead was so much that second place Billy Strehle couldn’t catch him. However, there was still unfinished business and that would be 125 more laps at the Lake County Speedway to close out the year. Szep had already won six of nine and nine of ten Carmen’s Vacuum Pole Awards so to see if the Marysville, Ohio resident would “lay back” would be interesting.....Read Story


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The Angola event in June was viewed as one of the best series events anyone had ever seen, and this one was no different as competitors were two and three wide almost around the entire track lap after lap. And Szep was no different and began to slowly make his way back through the field. Having fallen all the way to fifth and almost a half track behind, the six time 2016 winner went into fourth on lap 28, moved into third on lap 32 and Gearhart, Huff and Szep diced side by side and nose to tail until five laps to the finish. Szep tried using the low line but Gearhart, who has probably run more circles at Angola than anyone, used the high lane momentum to keep Huff (who was directly behind him) and Szep (on the low side) at bay, especially using lapped traffic which began to play a factor and Gearhart used them as “rolling picks” with about five to go. Szep did cross the line in front of Huff by inches for second with two circuits left, but Huff beat him back to the line for runner-up and the crowd about tore the grandstands down as the #8 flashed by and into his first Lincoln Welders Victory Lane!    Read Story



Shawn Szep Closes Out The ARCA Truck Series Run At Columbus; Wins His Fifth Out Of Six!

Obetz, Ohio (July 23rd, 2016) – Point leader Shawn Szep has owned the 2016 ARCA Truck Series season. There’s no two ways about it…he has been almost perfect. He has shattered the record for best start to a campaign in the first six races. He has won five out of six Carmen’s Vacuum Pole Awards (taking the first three, then the next two) but also set the record for most poles in a row at five (two last year and three this year), and has visited five out of six Lincoln Welders Victory Lanes (pulling into the first two, then winning these next three) and finished second at Angola. He has also led 440 laps coming into Columbus and tonight tied the all-time record for races led in a row at seven (both Chad Poorman and Jeff Myers, Jr. held the previous mark alone until tonight. However, both did it in one year while Szep led Lake County last year and six races this year). Read Story



Amherst, Ohio (July 9th, 2016) – Point leader Shawn Szep of Marysville, Ohio continues to make the ARCA Truck Series his playground, this time taking the ARCA Truck Series return to the Lorain County Speedway in north central Ohio! He would take the lead for the first time on lap 31 and eventually paced the field for a total of 41 circuits!

“Wow! Four out of five! I can’t believe it! I’ve got so many people to thank and I don’t even know where to start! My family is here, my fiancé Cami, my daughter Marissa, gotta thank Craig Herron my crew chief…he always says first we have to finish to win and we did!”    Read Story



July 2nd, 2016 (Degraff, OH) — On this our nation’s 240 birthday weekend, which is filled with, among others things,  travel, family vacations and destinations, Shawn Szep was on a “trip” of his own as he fought off all comers to take the Phoenix Management Group 100 at the Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, OH!   Read Story



Shawn Szep continues his winning streak in qualifying at Angola Motor Speedway with his fast time of 15.085 seconds. It goes without saying that everything is coming up Szep with the ARCA Truck Series and Shawn is reaping the rewards. Read Story




Painesville, Ohio (June 11th, 2016) — When it’s said a driver “won the weekend”, it refers to a competitor whom led practice, took the pole, then won the race. Well Shawn Szep has been in that spotlight the last two weekends starting with Toledo May 21st and now today at Lake County. Read Story



Toledo, OH (May 21st, 2016) — A typical racing checklist: be fastest in first practice. Be fastest in final practice. Win the pole…and with a new track record. Lead the most laps. Win the race. Not many in racing can check off all those things. However, not many are Shawn Szep of Marysville, Ohio, who did just that in the Safety-Kleen 50 at the Toledo Speedway to open the 2016 ARCA Truck Series season! Read Story


ARCA Truck Series: Shawn Szep Victorious at “Home Track” in the Penn Grade 1 ® 75 presented by Glockner Oil Company !  Read Story


Shawn Szep Newest ARCA Truck Series Winner With Triumph At Lake County Speedway!  Read Story


As the 2015 ARCA Truck Series season gets closer. Shawn is busy getting the 81 team ready for the season. With a new power plant and and overhaul of the truck Shawn is ready to be a contender for the 2015 ARCA Season Championship.


Szep Motorsports is proud to announce their partnership with E.A. Schaeffer Oil Company, Owner Elmer Schaeffer, and their line of AMSOIL racing products for the 2012 ARCA Truck Series. 

“When you think of the best and most common names in racing oils, AMSOIL is at the top” said Shawn Szep, Owner/Driver in the ARCA Truck Series.  “And our partnership with E.A. Schaeffer Oil Company will ensure that SZEP Motorsports will have the best racing oil in our engines for the 2012 ATS Season” continued Szep. 

Crew Chief for SZEP Motorsports, Craig Herron, had this to say, “I have known Mr. Schaeffer for some time now, and he has always been willing to help out race teams and drivers, and when I approached him for consideration on our team in the ARCA Truck Series, his willingness to support was no different”.

The Troy, Ohio based oil company is part of the AMSOIL dealer network and will serve as SZEP Motorsports official oil provider, to include AMSOIL Dominator® 15W-50 Racing Oil, as well as AMSOIL Severe Gear® 75W-90, AMSOIL Dominator® Coolant Boost, and Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease.

Elmer Schaeffer, owner of E.A. Schaffer Oil Company and a longtime race team sponsor supporting racing and drivers for over 20 years explains the benefits of AMSOIL’s products. “AMSOIL saves you in downtime (less oil changes), saves you money at the same time, and gives you the best protection (almost 0 wear) money can buy”.  Schaeffer continues,” We have a complete line of lubricants for most equipment, automotive, trucking, farming, marine, lawn care and power sports industrial. AMSOIL is the leader in synthetic lubricants and I am pleased to be able to provide these products to everyone”.

Race Fans or Race Teams interested in more information or to purchase AMSOIL product, Contact Elmer Schaeffer by phone at 937-214-0866. Like him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ZoilRacing, or email him at zoil@mail.com .

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