It was an up and down weekend for Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing.
After some misfortune Friday night, Sheppard rebounded Saturday with a fourth-place finish in the Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis.
Following the World of Outlaws Late Model Series circuit to Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway Friday, Brandon set Overall QuickTime to start the night. He went on to win his heat race, sending him to the redraw where he would receive the fifth starting spot for the $10,000-to-win feature.
Sheppard had made his way into a podium spot early, but disaster would strike on a lap-25 restart. In an attempt to snare the race lead, Sheppard made an aggressive move to the outside. Bouncing through the cushion in turn two Brandon lost control and slide sideways, collecting several others in the process.
After being towed to the pit area, the Rocket1 crew made hasty repairs and Sheppard returned to finish the race. Unfortunately, with significant damage, he would finish one lap down in 18th.
On to Lancaster (S.C.) Motor Speedway Saturday, Sheppard started and finished second in his heat race to earn a spot in the redraw. He once again drew the fifth starting position for the 50-lap feature.
After battling just outside the Top-5 for most of $10,000-to-win race, Brandon worked his way forward late to place fourth behind race winner Brandon Overton, Ricky Weiss, and Ross Bailes. Dennis Erb Jr. completed the Top-5.
Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing maintain their lead in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Championship Standings. To view the latest standings, complete results, and learn more about upcoming events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.
The team now turns their attention to Eldora Speedway’s Intercontinental Classic in Rossburg, Ohio. The spectator-less, invitation only event opens on Thursday and Friday with twin $10,000-to-win features each night. The weekend concludes with Saturday’s $50,000-to-win finale.
To learn more about this event, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.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.