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

Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series
MSCCS @ Magnolia Rescheduled

This weekend’s MS State Championship Challenge Series event at Magnolia Motor Speedway has been rescheduled to September 18.

This will be a 40-lap $3,000 to win event with a $100 Entry Fee plus transponder fees.  Drivers not transferring from the B-Mains will receive $50 for non-qualifiers pay.  The format for the MSCCS Super Late Models will qualify to determine the top 8 starting positions for the main event.  Positions 9 thru 20 will be filled from the B-Mains while positions 21 and 22 will be determined from the top 15 in points.

For more information about the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series please visit the MSCCS website at or call Charles Thrash at 601-917-2335 anytime.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located at Columbus near the intersection of U.S. Highways 82 and 45 (take the Macon/Meridian exit off of highway 82).  For more information you may contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572, Track 662-240-3478 or by visiting their website at. magnoliadirt. 

2021 Event Winners:
March 20th – Neil Baggett – Whynot Motorsports Park
March 27th – Manny Falcon – Pike County Speedway
May 8th – ECM Speedway – Billy Franklin
May 14th – Hattiesburg Speedway - Spencer Hughes
May 15th - Jackson Motor Speedway - Spencer Hughes
June 5th – Tri-County Speedway – Joseph Joiner
July 3rd – ECM Speedway – Chad Thrash
July 10th – Whynot Motorsports Park – Dalton Cook
July 23 – Hattiesburg Speedway – Chad Thrash
July 24 – Pike County Speedway – David Ashley
July 31 – Jackson Motor Speedway – Mike Palasini, Jr.
August 7th – Outlaw Speedway – Brian Rickman

2021 Upcoming MSCCS Events:     
August 21st – Magnolia Motor Speedway - Rescheduled
August 28th – Greenville Speedway
Sept. 11 – Deep South Speedway
Sept. 18th – Magnolia Motor Speedway
Oct. 16th – Columbus Speedway

2021 Top 15 in Points
1) Chad Thrash - 1580, 2) Mason Jordon - 1155, 3) Jeremy Broadus - 1015, 4) Michael Arnold - 850, 5) Dean Carpenter - 745, 6) Michael Arnold – 850, 7) Brandon Carpenter – 700, 8) Clay Fisher – 595, 9) Spencer Hughes – 560, 10) Rick Rickman - 535, 11) Cole Cameron - 530, 12) Shelby Sheedy – 515, 13) Jason Jerrell – 510, 14) Billy Franklin – 475, 15) Luke Bennett - 475

2021 MSCCS Sponsors:
All Star Performance, Base Fuel, Beyea Custom Headers, Braswell Carburetors, Cliburn Tank Lines, Dickens Racing Engines, Fast Shafts, Five Star Bodies, Four Season Racing Products, GRT Race Cars, Hoosier Tire South, MSR Mafia, Out-Pace Race Products, Schoenfield Headers, TWM Racing Products, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod