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

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August 16, 2021

Brandon Overton Sweeps Through North/South 100 Mega Weekend
Pockets $50,000 in North/South 100; Adds $10,000 Triumph in North/South Shootout

EVANS, Ga. (08/16/21) – Brandon Overton triumphantly swept through another crown jewel weekend. His latest conquest came during the 39th annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 weekend at Florence (Ky.) Speedway.

He began things with a $10,000 Sunoco North/South Shootout win on Thursday night and added a $50,000 triumph in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 finale on Saturday night.

With the victories Overton’s win total for 2021 increased to 21 in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

Winning the most prestigious Dirt Late Model race in his car owner David Wells’s home state of Kentucky gave his performance some extra juice.

“I know this place means a lot to ‘em,” Overton said of his boss and Wells’ son Eric, who decided together to hire Overton in late 2019. “I’ve been a nervous wreck all day because I really wanted this one really bad. I know it’s special to them. It makes me happy to make them happy.

“I’ll tell you what, that thing was awesome. About anybody could’ve drove it tonight. We’ve been working really hard on it and it definitely paid off.”

Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton ventured to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Thursday afternoon to chase the $10,000 top prize in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned, Sunoco North-South Shootout.

After topping the 46-car field in time trials to claim the $2,043 Allstar Performance fast time honors, Overton dashed to an eight-lap heat race victory. With polesitter Ricky Thornton Jr. setting the pace early in the feature, Brandon faded in the opening laps but began his pursuit for Thornton after disposing of Tim McCreadie for second following a lap-12 restart.

Sliding ahead of Thornton Jr. two circuits later, Overton ran away with his 20th victory of the season and ninth career series triumph. He took the checkers ahead of Thornton Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport to pocket $10,000.

With a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon highlighting preliminary action for the 39th annual North/South 100, Brandon finished second in his first round heat race before picking up a 12-lap heat race victory in the second round after sitting through a lengthy rain delay.

Earning the third-starting position for the Sunoco North/South 100 on Saturday evening, Overton whizzed past early pacesetter Tim McCreadie on the 22nd circuit and paced the field for the remainder of the 100-lapper to secure his 21st win of the 2021 campaign and a $50,000 prize. His 10th career LOLMDS triumph came ahead of McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Rice.

To learn more about these events, please visit .

Overton now has his sights set on another crown jewel victory this coming weekend as he treks west to Mooney Starr’s Batesville (Ark.) Motor Speedway for the 29th annual COMP Cams Topless 100. The weekend opens with a pair of $5,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday with a $40,000-to-win finale slated for Saturday.

The weekend is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series.

Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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August 16, 2021

Brandon Sheppard Wins Wild Highland Hell Tour Event
Back to World of Outlaws Action this Week

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (08/16/21) – Brandon Sheppard overcame early adversity on Friday night at Highland Speedway to take his family-owned Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law No. B5 Valvoline / TrueTimber / The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development / Pro Power Racing Engines / Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to Victory Lane with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

Sheppard’s 10th win of the season was worth $10,000.

"Our car was just phenomenal," said Sheppard, who drove his family-owned ride to his third series victory of 2021 on Friday night at Highland Speedway and 27th of his career. "This B5 car just digs at these short tracks. And this is a little bit of rough, kind of race all over this place, and it was a helluva racetrack, especially for as much rain as they had.

“Man, we got tore up really bad on (the second) lap, I don't know. (Outside front-row starter Blaze Burwell) looped it in front of me there and I slowed down and got hit from behind there," Sheppard said. "I thought we were done. I thought for sure the left-rear tire was flat because (Michael) Kloos got up on my tire there. I figured it was going to get cut down. I'm glad we kept our nose clean, for the most part, after that first lap, and we were able to get up through there and get the win.”

Behind the wheel of his family-owned No. B5 Late Model, Brandon Sheppard invaded Highland Speedway (Highland, Ill.) on Friday night to take part in a $10,000-to-win DIRTcar Summer Nationals event.

Drawing 29 cars for the rescheduled Hell Tour event from July 10, Sheppard clocked in fifth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat, which came behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off fifth for the feature, Brandon was collected in a chain reaction tangle on the second lap but battled back to challenge race-long pacesetter Bobby Pierce late in the race. After a caution flag negated his pass on the 14th circuit, Sheppard slid ahead of Pierce on lap 37 and led the closing laps to capture his 10th win of the season and a $10,000 prize.

He took the checkers ahead of Pierce, Tanner English, Garrett Alberson, and Ashton Winger to record his 27th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.

On Saturday afternoon at Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.), Brandon followed up the third-fastest time in his group with a 10-lap heat race win. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap feature, Sheppard notched a runner-up finish. He followed Bobby Pierce across the line with Ashton Winger, Shannon Babb, and Gordy Gundaker rounding out the Top-5.

For complete results from these events, please visit

Brandon returns to the driver’s seat of the Rocket1 Racing Super Late Model this week for a quartet of $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series events on August 19-22.

On Thursday, August 19 action opens at Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown N.Y.) before moving to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday, August 20. The swing continues on Saturday, August 21 at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway before drawing to a close on Sunday, August 22 at Eriez (Pa.) Speedway.

Brandon continues to lead the World of Outlaws point standings and now holds a 102-marker advantage over his closest pursuer. For complete results from these events, please visit

Brandon Sheppard would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law, Valvoline, TrueTimber, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Keyser Manufacturing, Skeff Distributing Company, 34 Raceway, Budda Dirt Cars Transmission Sales & Service, Mark Richards Racing, Inc., Print Worx, Sheppard Auto Sales, Speedwerx, Bill West Enterprises, Fromme Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Shepp’s Bar & Grill, Simpson, Strange Oval, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Sunoco Race Fuels by Corrigan, Waterman Racing Components, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, XS Power, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Brandon Sheppard and his family-owned team, please visit their official website at

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August 16, 2021

Mack McCarter Tops Area 51 Opener at 411 Motor Speedway
Set to Debut New Super Late This Saturday at I-75

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (08/16/21) – Mack McCarter streaked to his sixth win of 2021 on Friday night at Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway. He claimed the opening round win in the Area 51 event in his McCarter Brothers Racing No. 51 Tennessee Homemade Wines/ Hidden Valley Cattle Ranch/ CVR Race Cars / Phantom Racing Engine Limited Late Model.

“I can’t thank my brother (Pierce McCarter) enough for helping me get this car ready. I didn’t know if we’d be ready or not for tonight, but he helped make it possible. Thanks to my wife and kids for their support as well as everyone who helps out with the team,” Mack McCarter said. “This car has been pretty dominant this year, when I haven’t messed up.”

McCarter Brothers Racing entered the opening round of 411 Motor Speedway’s Area 51 weekend on Friday night. After starting the night with the second-fastest lap in qualifying, Mack enjoyed a successful outing by topping the 604 Late Model feature to secure his sixth win of the year, which came ahead of Jake Teague, Pierce McCarter, Rusty Ballenger, and Josh Henry.

Pierce’s third-place finish in the feature came after he started the night with the fifth-fastest lap in time trials.

Saturday night’s event fell victim to rain.

For full results from the event, please visit .

Next on tap for the team is a trip to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) this Friday for a $5,000-to-win Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series event. Mack will be debuting a brand-new CVR Race Car at the event.

For information on the program, please visit .

McCarter Brothers Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include McCarter Lumber Company, Parkway Liquor Store, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Jim Beeman Lumber, McCarter Farms, Hyperco Springs, Base Racing Fuel, Öhlins Shocks, CVR Race Cars, Simpson Race Products, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire by Pup, Wells Motorsports Photography, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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