BARBERVILLE, FL (February 15, 2018) - With a better starting position in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Craftsman Club Feature at Volusia Speedway Park last night, #Rocket1 driver Brandon Sheppard wasted no time in going to the lead on lap 11. However, on lap 44, the 15th starting Dale McDowell passed Brandon for the lead and ta
ke the win. Sheppard finished 2nd.
“I restarted in the bottom there on one of those last restarts and had a good thing
going there, but then I went to the top to try to hold them guys off,” said Sheppard. “I guess McDowell must have got around (Shane) Clanton and got a good run on that bottom there. When I went back down there, my tires had a lot of heat in them and it was hard to get it back underneath me, so I kinda lost my rhythm there and Dale got by me. When I got back going and got my tires back underneath me there at the end, I got back to Dale.
“But he did a really good job. I look up to him a lot. He’s taught me a lot. I went to his school when I was first starting racing. So if it’s anybody I’d want to run second to him or one of them guys like that.”