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Brandon Sheppard Repeats in Fairbury's One For The Road

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:07 am    Post subject: Brandon Sheppard Repeats in Fairbury's One For The Road Reply with quote

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September 14, 2021

Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing Repeat in Fairbury’s One For The Road
Knoxville Late Model Nationals on Tap this Weekend

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (09/14/21) – Registering his 15th win of the year, Brandon Sheppard piloted the Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches / Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to the $15,000 victory in Monday night’s One For the Road event at Fairbury Speedway.

The victory marked Sheppard’s second-straight in the event, and came after the team fell short of their goal of claiming their first World 100 win.

“We didn’t have the World 100 weekend that we hoped for. We just weren’t where we needed to be with the car on Thursday night in the 51st World 100, and then on Saturday night in the 50th World 100 we had a really good car, but a flat tire near the race’s midway point hampered our efforts,” Sheppard shared. “We rolled into Fairbury (Speedway) on Monday night, and got to the lead around lap 20 and never looked back. It’s always special to win at Fairbury, and this was a great win for our team.”

Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard visited the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to enter preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the 80-car field divided into two groups, Sheppard clocked in ninth-fastest in his group before picking up a heat race win. Starting the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature in fifth, Brandon improved two spots in the 25-lapper to finish third. He followed Johnny Scott and Nick Hoffman across the line with Bobby Pierce and Jonathan Davenport rounding out the Top-5.

Earning the fifth-starting position for his heat race on Thursday, Brandon edged his way into the $54,000-to-win World 100 with the third-and-final transfer spot. Starting in 16th, Sheppard faded two spots in the 100-lap affair to record an 18th-place outing.

For the 50th annual World 100 on Friday evening, Sheppard’s third-place finish in his heat race placed him fourth on the starting grid for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon clawed forward one spot to register a third-place finish. He trailed Gregg Satterlee and Bobby Pierce to the checkers with Nick Hoffman and Tim McCreadie completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday, Brandon went from third-to-first in his heat race, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the $53,000-to-win finale. After pitting on lap 49 to replace a flat left-rear tire, Sheppard charged from the tail to finish sixth in the 100-lap affair.

Monday night found the team at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway, where they entered the second annual One For The Road presented by I-Beam Sliding Doors. The $15,000-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event drew a field of 31 entries to the ¼-mile oval. Brandon qualified sixth fastest in time trials before winning his heat race to earn the third-starting spot for the night’s 50-lap feature.

Sheppard worked his way to the lead on a lap 20 restart, and once out front never looked back on his way to his second-straight triumph in the event and his 15th overall win of the season. Tanner English, Bobby Pierce, Mike Spatola, and Gordy Gundaker completed the Top-5 finishers.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com and www.FairburySpeedway.com .

The Rocket1 Racing team now turns its attention to this weekend’s Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) weekend includes $7,000-to-win prelim programs on Thursday and Friday night followed by a $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

For more information on the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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