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

Magnolia Motor Speedway Puts 2021 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 on Hold

Columbus, Mississippi (08/17/2021) – Due to a scheduling conflict, officials with Magnolia Motor Speedway have made the decision to put the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 on hiatus for 2021. The annual mega event was scheduled for September 23-25 at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval.

“We’ve had the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 scheduled for the same weekend the past five or so years, and all of the tracks in our region have done a good job of working together to not overlap one another with our end-of-the-year specials. However, this year a big two-day Super Late Model show got scheduled on top of us. There’s only so many fans and racers in this area to go around and splitting them between two big shows is no good for anybody. With no other suitable weekends for us to host the event without stepping on someone else, we’ve made the tough decision to not have the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 this year,” said Magnolia Motor Speedway promoter, Johnny Stokes.

“By no means does this mean that the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 is going away for good. We just are putting it on hiatus for this year and are already looking at dates for next year that might work better. A racetrack is a business, and like any business, if you want to keep it open, you have to make the smartest decisions possible. To pay the kind of purses, like we have for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100, you need all the support you can get, and again by splitting area fans and racers it makes it hard to make it all work. I hate it for the great fans, racers, and sponsors, but we’ll just look ahead to next year’s event.”

As an additional schedule adjustment, Magnolia Motor Speedway has added a $3,000-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event on Saturday, September 18. All weekly divisions will accompany the program.

Meanwhile, Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action with a Weekly Racing Series this Saturday, August 21. Divisions in action include the Trak-Star Race Car Late Models, Murphy Towing Street Stocks, William Wells Three Star Tire Factory Stocks, Glenn’s BBQ and Fish Late Model Sportsman, Eaton Clinic Modifieds and Murphy Towing Hot Shots.

On Saturday, August 21st the pit gate opens at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. SHARP with racing action at 7:00 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, seniors 65+ and active military are $10 and kids (ages 10 and under) are free. Pit admission for adults is $30 with kids (ages 6-10) $20 and children (ages 5 & under) free.

Speedzone/Trackside parking is available in any unreserved spot for $15, with purchase of grandstand pass(es).

For more information on this Saturday’s event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit .