FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Shelton ( August 3, 2021 Top-5 Run in Prairie Dirt Classic for Rocket1 Racing Four Nights of WoO Wisconsin Action on Tap this Week SHINNSTON, W.Va. (08/03/21) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing rolled into the famed Fairbury Speedway over the weekend for the 31st edition of the Prairie Dirt Classic. Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win finale found Sheppard recording a fifth-place finish in his Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. “Really late in the race when my car came to me, I was a few spots too far back,” Sheppard said. “We just had to make the most out of it and made a few passes on the restarts and just came up short. It’s disappointing because we had a better car than where we finished. We’ll head to Wisconsin this week to go after some more big checks. Thanks as always goes out to all of our marketing partners and supporters.” Taking part in one the biggest weekends of the year with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Rocket1Racing and Brandon Sheppard invaded Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Friday afternoon for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic. With the massive 74-car field split into two separate groups for time trials, Sheppard recorded the 11th fastest time in his group. Starting his $3,000-to-win preliminary feature in sixth, Brandon improved three spots in the 25-lapper to register a third-place finish. With his third-place finish in preliminary action on Friday placing him 11th on the starting grid for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic, Sheppard advanced six spots in the 100-lap affair to finish fifth. He followed Kyle Larson, Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, and Chris Madden across the line. Brandon now sits 86 points ahead of Chris Madden atop the World of Outlaws point standings. For complete results from these events, please visit . The upcoming week has the team set for four nights of WoO action in Wisconsin. The week opens on Tuesday evening at Outagamie Speedway with a $10,000-to-win event, which is co-sanctioned with the Dirt Kings tour. On Thursday evening three rounds of WoO action kicks off at Cedar Lake Speedway with a $6,000-to-win affair. On Friday and Saturday the 2021 USA Nationals take center stage with double heat races on Friday evening followed by B-mains and the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. 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 as well as their social media channels at,, and . Official Internet Home of The Midsouth Racing Scene

Union, KY (August 13, 2021) – Tim McCreadie and Michael Chilton will make up the front row for Saturday night’s 39th Annual Sunoco North South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway.

McCreadie, the defending race winner, and Chilton, a Kentucky native, will lead the field for the $50,000-to-win event after earning the top two spots in heat race passing points from Friday Night.

In heat one of round one, Kentucky native Michael Chilton ran off and hid from the rest of the field, leading wire-to-wire to pick up the victory. Gregg Satterlee crossed the line in second followed by Kyle Bronson and Dale McDowell.

The second heat of round number one saw Tyler Erb take the lead at the start as he powered to the win over Kent Robinson, Darrell Lanigan, and Earl Pearson Jr. Lanigan gained the most points in the heat after he started ninth and finished third.

In heat three of round one, Kyle Strickler took the victory ahead of a hotly contested battle for second between two Indiana drivers, Devin Gilpin, and Hudson O’Neal. Gilpin, who started fifth edged out O’Neal for second. Zack Dohm was fourth.

Jonathan Davenport raced to the win in heat four of round one, repelling the challenges of Stormy Scott.  Josh Richards came from sixth to finish third with Johnny Scott finishing fourth.

Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt series point leader, Tim McCreadie, grabbed the fifth and final heat of round one. Brandon Overton was second followed by Dustin Linville and Mike Marlar.

McCreadie started off round two like he ended round one, by winning a heat race after starting in fifth. Matt Cosner ran second to McCreadie with Terry Phillips and Dale McDowell trailing.

The second heat of round number two was taken by Thursday Night’s winner and sixth place starter, Brandon Overton. Scott James finished second with Kyle Bronson and Earl Pearson jr. rounding out the top four finishers.

The third heat in round two would see the 2021 Ralph Latham Memorial winner, Josh Rice take the win. Mike Marlar was second with Spencer Hughes and Todd Brennan following.

Hudson O’Neal took the win easily outdistancing the field in the fourth heat of round number two. Zack Dohm came from sixth to finish second, with Ricky Thornton Jr. edging out Nick Hoffman for third.

Jimmy Owens came from his third starting spot in heat five to take the win. The big mover not only in this heat but of the night, was Michael Chilton who charged from 10th to finish second. Darrell Lanigan finished third and Shane Clanton took fourth.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Sunoco North South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil
Friday, August 13th, 2021
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish, Round 1 (12 Laps): 1. 97-Michael Chilton[1]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[5]; 5. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 6. 83-Scott James[9]; 7. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[10]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 10. 8A-Curt Addison[3]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish, Round 1 (11 Laps): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 7R-Kent Robinson[2]; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan[9]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 5. 75-Terry Phillips[8]; 6. 11B-Tommy Bailey[4]; 7. 11H-Spencer Hughes[6]; 8. 1GK-Grant Garrison[3]; 9. 7F-Jeremy Freeman[5]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish, Round 1 (11 Laps): 1. 8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 2. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[9]; 4. 17D-Zack Dohm[4]; 5. 15-James Rice[6]; 6. 18L-Trevor Landrum[7]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[8]; 8. 13-Vern Lefevers[3]; 9. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish, Round 1 (11 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[6]; 4. 1ST-Johnny Scott[2]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice[9]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[7]; 7. 4G-Kody Evans[8]; 8. 17C-Jeremy Creech[5]; 9. 12J-Jason Jameson[4]

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish , Round 1 (11 Laps): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[4]; 3. D8-Dustin Linville[2]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[8]; 5. 0H-Nick Hoffman[7]; 6. 21H-Robby Hensley[3]; 7. 16-Justin Rattliff[9]; 8. 33-Jesse Lay[6]; 9. 23T-Ethan Toedter[1]

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish, Round 2 (10 Laps): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner[1]; 3. 75-Terry Phillips[2]; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[5]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[8]; 6. 8-Kyle Strickler[7]; 7. 1GK-Grant Garrison[6]; 8. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 9. (DNS) 18L-Trevor Landrum

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish, Round 2 (11 Laps): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[6]; 2. 83-Scott James[2]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 5. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[9]; 6. 7R-Kent Robinson[8]; 7. 16-Justin Rattliff[1]; 8. 17C-Jeremy Creech[5]; 9. 15-James Rice[4]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish, Round 2 (11 Laps): 1. 11R-Josh Rice[1]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 3. 11H-Spencer Hughes[4]; 4. 20B-Todd Brennan[3]; 5. 1T-Tyler Erb[8]; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 7. 12J-Jason Jameson[6]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[7]; 9. (DNS) 8A-Curt Addison

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish, Round 2 (11 Laps): 1. 71-Hudson O'Neal[1]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[5]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 4. 0H-Nick Hoffman[3]; 5. 22-Gregg Satterlee[8]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 7. 4G-Kody Evans[2]; 8. D8-Dustin Linville[7]; 9. (DNS) 7F-Jeremy Freeman

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish , Round 2 (12 Laps): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 2. 97-Michael Chilton[10]; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan[1]; 4. 25-Shane Clanton[5]; 5. 33-Jesse Lay[4]; 6. 11B-Tommy Bailey[6]; 7. 1ST-Johnny Scott[8]; 8. 23T-Ethan Toedter[9]; 9. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[2]; 10. 13-Vern Lefevers[7]

Sunoco North South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil A-Main Lineup (100 laps):

LINE-X B-Main 1 Lineup (15 laps, Top 3 Transfer):

UNOH B-Main 2 Lineup (15 laps, Top 3 Transfer):

Sunoco North South 100 Point Standings:

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2021, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 59 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. 

The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  

The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: