Rocket1 Racing kicked off the grueling Georgia-Florida Speedweeks at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Friday night’s Super Bowl of Racing event was nixed by rain. On Saturday, Sheppard drove the Valvoline No.1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Gunters Honey/ Ace Metal Works/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis to a third-place finish.
“I was too nice out there. Thanks to my guys for giving me a great race car,” Sheppard commented on his performance. “In the early stages of the race I could’ve done better. Congratulations to Timmy [McCreadie] and [Brandon] Overton they did a really good job tonight. I wish I could have done better for the team; they worked their tails off.”
In a field of 45 drivers, Brandon finished second in his heat race behind Devin Moran to lock into the sixth-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win main event. At the completion of the 50-lapper, Shepperd advanced three positions to place third behind race winner, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton. Mike Marlar and Jonathan Davenport completed the Top-5 finishers.
Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
Speedweeks continues for Rocket1 Racing on Monday. The team will kick off six-straight nights with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. For a complete schedule, visit www.LucasDirt.com.
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.