Ted Shaver was born in Birch River, West Virginia, where he still lives today.He and his wife, Dixie, have a son, Mark, who is 17 years old.For the last fifteen years, Ted and Dixie have owned and operated a collision repair center in Summersville, WV.
Ted has always loved any kind of racing.At age 15, Ted began taking care of his mother.In 1995, when she passed away, Ted and his son decided to put their energies into mud racing.Ted and Mark worked very hard to get where they are today.Brian Sears (Mudhopper), has given them much help and knowledge, based on his many years in mudracing.They consider Brian one of the best drivers in the sport.
Ted and Mark started out with a Small Block Chevy; ran it for many years and did very well. Eventually, they added Nitrous.In 1997, Ted decided to build a new car with a Power Pro chassis, which they ran for 11 years.
In 2007, they met Mike Lane, whom they wish to thank for helping them out more than he will ever know.While he will never lose his love of the sport, Ted decided to step down from driving the mud racer in 2007. Since then there have been several of their friends doing the driving – Brian Sears, Eric Hutto, Mike Lane, and he hopes to see son Mark in the driver’s seat in the near future.
By 2009, Ted and Mark put their Keith Black 572 blower in a new Fastlane chassis.They began racing more and hitting National events, of which they are very proud. Over the years, the Shavers have met a lot of good people in mud racing, some who have become like family.A good example is driver Jason Massie, and his family, who made racing in the 2009 season a reality for the Shaver team.
The Shavers would like to thank Jason and Wayne Massie for all their help, and they would also like to thank their dear friends Tom and Tommy Hellems, Allen Huggins, and Larry Atkins for all their help at the track.
Ted, Dixie, and Mark are looking forward to the 2010 racing season!