Brandon Sheppard rebounds with Top-10 run in DTWC; second in LOLMDS chase
Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard followed the Castrol FloRacing Night in America miniseries to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Tuesday afternoon for the ninth stop of the 11-race tour. (Josh James Artwork)
In a field of 37 Late Models, Sheppard’s second-place finish in his heat race placed him on the third row for the $22,022-to-win A-Main. After losing a few spots early, Brandon rebounded in the second half of the 50-lapper with a sixth-place finish.
On Friday, the team headed to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) to wrap up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) slate with the 42nd annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries. Following the second-fastest qualifying effort in his group, Brandon secured his spot into Saturday’s Dirt Track World Championship finale with a runner-up finish in his heat.
With $100,000 on the line, Sheppard mounted a late charge in the caution-plagued feature to finish 10th. He snuck past Spencer Hughes on the final lap to secure a Top-10 run.
Brandon finished second in the final LOLMDS point standings.Back to News