Brandon Sheppard Bests LOLMDS Speedweeks Action at All-Tech Raceway
Six Nights of Competition on Deck at East Bay Raceway Park
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (02/07/22) – Thursday night found Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing visiting Victory Lane for the first time in 2022 with their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. The triumph was worth $10,000 and came at Florida’s All-Tech Raceway.
After seeing Friday night’s program nixed by Mother Nature, the team returned to action at the ½-mile oval on Saturday night, where they registered a fifth-place finish.
“Glad to get our first win of the year off our backs, and it’s also great to get back to Victory Lane at Speedweeks. We’ve won a lot of races over the past few years, but it’s been a minute since we’ve been to Victory Lane at Speedweeks. We ended that skid tonight,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “We just stopped messing ourselves up. I feel like we’ve been over-adjusting a little bit. We had a good car all night long, and then we think we’re making ourselves better for the feature and then we always seem to be just a little bit off. So we kind of came into tonight thinking we weren’t gonna change quite as much and it really paid off.”
Speedweeks 2022 action resumed on Thursday night at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.). Brandon Sheppard topped the 43-car Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) field in time trials before streaking to a heat race win.
Leading every lap but the seventh circuit of the feature, Sheppard raced to his first win of the season in the Rocket1 Racing entry and 22nd career LOLMDS triumph. He finished ahead of Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, Shane Clanton, and Ricky Thornton Jr. to claim $10,000.
After seeing Friday’s program washed away the team was back to business on Saturday night with a $15,000-to-win program at All-Tech Raceway. Brandon started sixth in the feature and advanced to a fifth-place finish at the checkered flag behind Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, and Devin Moran.
Full results from the events are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
This week – February 7-12 – action shifts south to “The Clay By The Bay.” The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction six-straight nights of racing action at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.).
For more information regarding the weekend’s events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
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.
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Ben Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)