OCALA, FL (February 11, 2018) - Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing have been competing with the The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) since the beginning of the 2018 season at Golden Isle Speedway on February 2nd. Fast forward to the conclusion of LOLMDS Speedweeks at Bubba Raceway Park on February 11, the team has nine starts with 2 wins, 5 top fives and 7 top ten finishes.
Brandon was the defending champion of the race. He had a thrilling last lap pass over Scott Bloomquist that made a statement and set the tone for the rest of the 2017 season for him and the team. In the A-main Sheppard started outside on row 10. In a bizarre race of cautions mixed with changing track conditions, Brandon sat seventh for the race’s final restart on lap 35 but slipped to 12th in the finishing order because his late-race attempts to make time around the outside of the track failed due to the rubbered inside lane.