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Brandon Sheppard Wins Wild Highland Hell Tour Event

Back to World of Outlaws Action this Week

By Ben Shelton

Photo Credit: Charlie Lancour photo

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (08/16/21) – Brandon Sheppard overcame early adversity on Friday night at Highland Speedway to take his family-owned Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law No. B5 Valvoline / TrueTimber / The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development / Pro Power Racing Engines / Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to Victory Lane with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

Sheppard’s 10th win of the season was worth $10,000.

“Our car was just phenomenal,” said Sheppard, who drove his family-owned ride to his third series victory of 2021 on Friday night at Highland Speedway and 27th of his career. “This B5 car just digs at these short tracks. And this is a little bit of rough, kind of race all over this place, and it was a helluva racetrack, especially for as much rain as they had.

“Man, we got tore up really bad on (the second) lap, I don’t know. (Outside front-row starter Blaze Burwell) looped it in front of me there and I slowed down and got hit from behind there,” Sheppard said. “I thought we were done. I thought for sure the left-rear tire was flat because (Michael) Kloos got up on my tire there. I figured it was going to get cut down. I’m glad we kept our nose clean, for the most part, after that first lap, and we were able to get up through there and get the win.”

Behind the wheel of his family-owned No. B5 Late Model, Brandon Sheppard invaded Highland Speedway (Highland, Ill.) on Friday night to take part in a $10,000-to-win DIRTcar Summer Nationals event.

Drawing 29 cars for the rescheduled Hell Tour event from July 10, Sheppard clocked in fifth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat, which came behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off fifth for the feature, Brandon was collected in a chain reaction tangle on the second lap but battled back to challenge race-long pacesetter Bobby Pierce late in the race. After a caution flag negated his pass on the 14th circuit, Sheppard slid ahead of Pierce on lap 37 and led the closing laps to capture his 10th win of the season and a $10,000 prize.

He took the checkers ahead of Pierce, Tanner English, Garrett Alberson, and Ashton Winger to record his 27th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.

On Saturday afternoon at Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.), Brandon followed up the third-fastest time in his group with a 10-lap heat race win. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap feature, Sheppard notched a runner-up finish. He followed Bobby Pierce across the line with Ashton Winger, Shannon Babb, and Gordy Gundaker rounding out the Top-5.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

Brandon returns to the driver’s seat of the Rocket1 Racing Super Late Model this week for a quartet of $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series events on August 19-22.

On Thursday, August 19 action opens at Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown N.Y.) before moving to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday, August 20. The swing continues on Saturday, August 21 at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway before drawing to a close on Sunday, August 22 at Eriez (Pa.) Speedway.

Brandon continues to lead the World of Outlaws point standings and now holds a 102-marker advantage over his closest pursuer. For complete results from these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

Brandon Sheppard would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law, Valvoline, TrueTimber, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Keyser Manufacturing, Skeff Distributing Company, 34 Raceway, Budda Dirt Cars Transmission Sales & Service, Mark Richards Racing, Inc., Print Worx, Sheppard Auto Sales, Speedwerx, Bill West Enterprises, Fromme Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Shepp’s Bar & Grill, Simpson, Strange Oval, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Sunoco Race Fuels by Corrigan, Waterman Racing Components, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, XS Power, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Brandon Sheppard and his family-owned team, please visit their official website at www.SheppardRacing.com.

Photo Credit: Charlie Lancour photo

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services

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