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Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard Compete at Port Royal

Indiana Invasion Up Next on June 4-5

By Ben Shelton

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (05/24/21) – Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 Racing team took their Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model into battle over the weekend at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway.

Sheppard raced to a podium finish in the opener before battling track position in Saturday night’s finale.

“It was another up-and-down weekend for the team. It was a bit of a different Port Royal Speedway than what you normally expect, and track position was especially crucial both nights,” Sheppard said. “Friday night was a good one for the team, but Saturday night we started mid pack and passing was difficult, so we weren’t able to move forward. Just one of those weekends. We’re looking forward to heading to Indiana in two weeks.”

Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing returned to action with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) in the opening night of a doubleheader weekend.

With 43 Late Models entered for the Huey Wilcoxon Memorial, Sheppard clocked in fourth fastest in his time trial group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Racing in the Top 5 throughout the 40-lapper, Brandon posted a third-place finish, trailing Chris Madden and Brandon Overton to the checkers. Rick Eckert and Tyler Bruening completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday afternoon in the Billy Vacek Memorial, Brandon grabbed the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win finale. Dropping two spots in the 50-lap affair, Sheppard recorded a 15th-place outing.

Brandon holds a 26-point advantage atop the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For complete results from these events, please visit

The Rocket1 Racing team next returns to action on June 4-5 with an Indiana WoO invasion. The weekend includes events at the newly-opened Circle City Raceway as well as Plymouth Speedway.

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at as well as their social media channels at,, and

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services


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