BARBERVILLE, FL (February 16, 2018) - Fans were seeing double on Friday night. Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., is returning to his father Mark’s Rocket house car team for the first time since the end of the 2016 campaign. With Josh’s Best Performance Motorsports team heading home after breaking a harmonic balancer as he won his heat on Thursday night, Mark decided to bring his soon-to-be 30-year-old son back into the fold to end the DCN as a teammate to Brandon Sheppard. Josh finished 14th in the Craftsman Club feature.
The reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion Brandon Sheppard started 12th and climbed as high as third on the extreme high side. But he lost a couple spots late. “I could get rolling on the restarts. Then after five or six laps my tires would get really hot. Overheated. They would get overheated and I’d start slowing down more and more and more,” said Sheppard. Brandon finished 5th in the Craftsman Club feature.
Brandon currently sits 4th in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series points.