Lafayette Man Races For Mickey Shunick
The search for missing U.L. student Mickey Shunick picked up speed of a different kind this afternoon in Long Pond Pennsylvania. Shunick's picture and a tip line number were featured this afternoon on Lafayette driver Buster Graham's ARCA race car as it made laps at over 200 mph in the Pocono ARCA 200.
Graham and his Technip-Missing Mickey Shunick Ford completed 76 of the 80 scheduled laps in today's race. The race was carried nationwide and on satellite by the Speed Channel. Graham was hoping the exposure to several million race fans might aid in the search for Shunick who has been missing since May 19.
Graham and his team started 20th on the grid this afternoon and bettered that position through out the course of the race finishing 16.
Last year Graham was involved in a spectacular crash at the triangle shaped race track. When asked about racing at Pocono this year Graham had these comments. “This is my favorite track! I really enjoy racing at Pocono Raceway and I can’t wait to get back there driving the #88 Batter’s Dream car. I’m hoping for good weather with no fog or rain. Last year didn’t bring the best of weather. I’m looking forward to bringing awareness to Mickey Shunick, the missing girl from my hometown. I’m hoping something good will come out of doing this, because we would love to have her home safe.”
Graham went on to thank Batter's Dream for giving up their sponsor space on the hood of his race car so the team could place the information about Mickey Shunick on the hood.