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Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing Head South for Speedweeks

January 23, 2018



In the coming days, the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing will head south to begin their 2018 campaign in the Valvoline Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket Chassis XR1. 


After pre-season testing concludes, Rocket1 Racing will race five nights with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) February 2nd & 3rd at Golden Isle Speedway, February 5th thru the 7th at East Bay Raceway Park.


Brandon Sheppard begins his 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series (WoOCraftLMS) defense February 9th & 10th at Screven Motor Speedway. The team will race with the LOLMDS again at Bubba Raceway Park on February 11th. February 12 the team travels to DeLeon Springs, Florida to compete in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP), February 12-17. February 12th & 13th at VSP is DIRTcar sanctioned. Sheppard resumes WoOCraftLMS racing February 14th thru the 17th at VSP.


Mark Richards, Steve Baker and Rocket1 Racing would like to welcome CP-Carillo as a new product partner in the 2018 season. We are excited to have CP-Carrillo Pistons and Rods inside of our Durham Racing Engines. 


For more information on Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing, please visit Our social media is as follows: Twitter - @rocket1_racing Facebook - Instagram - rocket1racing


Rocket1 Racing's list of 2018 marketing partners is as follows: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, Sallack Well Service, Gunter’s Honey, Petroff Towing, Durham Racing Engines, Keyser Mfg., Integra Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sweet Mfg., Five Star Bodies, Slavic Corp, Accu-Force Shock Services, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Braswell Competition Carburetors, Brinn Transmissions, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butler Built Professional Seat Systems, CP-Carillo Rods & Pistons, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD Ignition, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Custom, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Starters, Quick Car Racing Products, R2C Competition Series Filters, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Strange Oval - Kera Axle Tuning, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products and Wrisco Aluminum.


About Valvoline 
Valvoline™ is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. In 2016, it ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil in the DIY market by volume brand in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,050 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze. For more information, please visit


About Mark Richards Racing, Inc. dba Rocket Chassis
Based in Shinnston, W.V., Mark Richards Racing, Inc. dba Rocket Chassis is a dirt late model manufacturer founded in 1991 by business partners Mark Richards and Steve Baker. It's a group of talented individuals who strive to make Rocket Chassis the winningest dirt late model manufacturer in dirt oval racing. For more information on Rocket Chassis, please visit

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