Sheppard 10th in Sunshine Nationals opener at Volusia
On Thursday afternoon, Brandon Sheppard took the Sheppard Riggs Racing No. B5 Late Model into battle at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) to compete in the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series-sanctioned Sunshine Nationals.
Following a seventh-place showing in his heat race, Sheppard raced his way into the opening night feature with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main. Wheeling his way into the top-10, Brandon passed 13 cars in the 25-lap affair to register a 10th-place finish.
In a field of 48 Late Models on Friday, Brandon recorded the eight-fastest time in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat. With $8,000 on the line in the feature, Sheppard charged forward eight positions in the 25-lapper, crossing the line in seventh.
An unfavorable forecast for Saturday’s program forced officials to axe the Sunshine Nationals finale.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.
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