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

McCreadie Captures Friday Night’s Lucas Oil Race at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL, PA (August 27, 2021) – Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship point leader, Tim McCreadie, took another big step in his quest for his first series title by winning Friday Night’s event at Port Royal Speedway. 

The 47-year-old New York native captured his fourth series win of 2021 as he crossed the line nearly a straightaway ahead of four-time Series Champion Jimmy Owens. Tyler Erb came from 10th to place third with Shane Clanton taking fourth and Hudson O’Neal finishing in fifth. 

Jonathan Davenport and McCreadie started on the front row for the 40-lap main event as the two went side-by-side at the line to complete the first lap. McCreadie would take the lead from Davenport on the next lap, a lead he never relinquished.

A terrific four-car battle for the lead would ensue for several laps as the leaders raced through traffic. Davenport stayed close by, with O’Neal and Chris Ferguson in the hunt as well.

During a lap 25 caution flag period, both Davenport and Ferguson had issues with flat tires as they made their way to the hot pit area for new rubber. With the second and fourth place running cars relegated to the back, that opened the door for Owens and Erb to move into the top three. Erb got to second on lap 27, but Owens would get back around Erb for second with ten laps to go. 

McCreadie, who has finished second in the final championship point standings three out of the last four years extended his current lead after Friday Night’s victory. “I am still nervous; I was nervous the whole race. I am not getting any younger, there’s not that many chances to be up front as you get older. You need to cherish every moment. I hated it for JD. He might have got me there in traffic. I know the sticks were getting pretty close. JD had his problems and then Hudson, these two have been better than all of us here lately. As a team we just try things and try things. I felt so good in three and four and I didn’t think anybody could roll me.”

Owens, the reigning Series Champion came home in second. “We had a good car especially through the middle of the track. I wasn’t as good as those other guys were up at the cushion. I was able to maintain with them a little bit, so I thought when he got to traffic I was going to be able to do something with them. We could gain on them. We’re happy to bring this car home in second. Maybe we will have something for them tomorrow night.”

Erb, who was looking for his fifth series win of the season rounded out the podium in third. “We were just fortunate when the 49 [Davenport] and the 22 [Satterlee] had their misfortunes, when they had their flats. I definitely didn’t want to be on the bottom on the restart. I knew Jimmy probably did. I was able to get by him on the first one. I didn’t want to see that last caution. All-in-all it was good. I am historically not very good here, so we are just getting better.”

The winner’s Donald and Gena Bradsher Paylor Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Bilstein Shocks, New Point Lighting and Design, D&E Marine, Racing for Heroes, and The Aesthetic Haus.

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Michael Norris, Spencer Hughes, Ross Robinson, and Trever Feathers.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
Rumble by the River – Night 2
Friday, August 27th, 2021
Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 18.616 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 18.727 seconds
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 3. 76H-Andy Haus[2]; 4. 72C-Jason Covert[5]; 5. 2T-Kyle Lee[3]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 7. 2J-Jeff Rine[6]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[8]; 9. 157-Mike Marlar[10]; 10. 32J-Shaun Jones[11]; 11. 93-Pancho Lawler[9]; 12. 15F-Scott Flickinger[12]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 22F-Chris Ferguson[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[5]; 4. 48-Colton Flinner[2]; 5. 11B-Brian Booze[4]; 6. 24Y-Dylan Yoder[8]; 7. 39T-Tim Smith Jr[7]; 8. 1Z-Logan Zarin[10]; 9. 94M-Jason Miller[11]; 10. D19-Dillan Stake[6]; 11. 45-Kyle Hardy[9]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[2]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 5. 4-Gary Stuhler[6]; 6. 11H-Spencer Hughes[5]; 7. 7R-Ross Robinson[8]; 8. 06-Mike Lupfer[10]; 9. 2D-Dan Stone[11]; 10. 0H-Dale Hollidge[9]; 11. 1ST-Johnny Scott[7]; 12. C33-Chris Casner[12]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 72-Michael Norris[6]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 4. 20F-Trever Feathers[4]; 5. 22-Gregg Satterlee[10]; 6. 24D-Michael Brown[2]; 7. 0E-Rick Eckert[7]; 8. 43A-Tyler Bare[5]; 9. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[11]; 10. 86B-Austin Berry[9]; 11. 22S-Brett Schadel[8]

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee[1]; 3. 2J-Jeff Rine[5]; 4. 11B-Brian Booze[2]; 5. 157-Mike Marlar[9]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 7. 24Y-Dylan Yoder[4]; 8. D19-Dillan Stake[12]; 9. 1Z-Logan Zarin[8]; 10. 39T-Tim Smith Jr[6]; 11. 32J-Shaun Jones[11]; 12. 94M-Jason Miller[10]; 13. 93-Pancho Lawler[13]; 14. 15F-Scott Flickinger[15]; 15. (DNS) 45-Kyle Hardy

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 2. 4-Gary Stuhler[1]; 3. 11H-Spencer Hughes[3]; 4. 24D-Michael Brown[4]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[6]; 6. 43A-Tyler Bare[8]; 7. 06-Mike Lupfer[7]; 8. 2D-Dan Stone[9]; 9. 1ST-Johnny Scott[13]; 10. 0H-Dale Hollidge[11]; 11. 22S-Brett Schadel[14]; 12. 86B-Austin Berry[12]; 13. C33-Chris Casner[15]; 14. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich[10]; 15. 7R-Ross Robinson[5]
Rumble by the River Night 2 Feature Finish (40 Laps):

Race Statistics
Entrants: 46
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 1); Tim McCreadie (Laps 2-40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Margin of Victory: 2.339 seconds
Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: Debris (Lap 25); Stormy Scott, Ricky Thornton, Jr., Jason Covert, Josh Richards (Lap 25 restart); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 26); Kyle Bronson (Lap 28)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Mike Marlar; Matt Cosner
Series Emergency Provisionals: N/A
Track Provisional: Ross Robinson
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb, Shane Clanton, Hudson O’Neal
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Ross Robinson (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (39 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap 2 – 19.868 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Philip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Jonathan Davenport (18.736 seconds)
Time of Race:  41 minutes 47 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Points: