Posted October 10, 2011 on AP on Fox

GEORGETOWN, KY - JULY 29: Levi Jones #76 smiles as he stretches o during the first practice of the Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp at Georgetown College on July 29, 2005 in Georgetown, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Shane Hmiel returned to Victory Lane as a car owner on the one-year anniversary of the accident that almost killed him. Levi Jones won the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., on Saturday night. He was driving the No. 56 owned by Hmiel's RW56 Motorsports team in the USAC Series. Hmiel made the trip with Jones to Victory Lane in his wheelchair. Hmiel was paralyzed last October in a crash during the U.S. Auto Racing Club's Silver Crown race at Terre Haute Action Track. Jones won in just his second race driving for Hmiel. A blown engine in Thursday night's heat races almost caused the team to withdraw, but fellow competitor Zach Daum gave them an engine and Jones went on to win.
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