TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2018) - The Friday evening portion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winternationals at Eastbay Raceway Park was a similar to the previous night for Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing.
Sheppard's qualifying time in the Valvoline Suebert Calf Ranches Rocket Chassis XR1 #Rocket1 mired him deep in the third heat. Sheppard finished 4th, missing the A-main qualifying spot by one position.
Forced to run a B-Main, Sheppard pressured leader Chub Frank several times through out the last chance affair, but then settled for 2nd place to advanced to the A-main.
In the A-main, Brandon started 21st and advanced to 6th place through the 50 laps.