B-Shepp and SRR Team Up with TrueTimber, VGA and Budweiser for #DirtinDecember.

Sheppard Riggs ‘B5’ to feature special wrap scheme at the Dome alongside TrueTimber and Budweiser honoring 16,000+ VGA Members Nationwide.

NEW BERLIN, IL (November 21, 2022) — In run up to next week’s Gateway Dirt Nationals, Sheppard Riggs Racing announced today a collaborative partnership between TrueTimber and Anheuser-Busch to honor and pay tribute to the more than 16,000 members of the Veteran Golfers Association (VGA) nationwide.

In an effort to introduce new people to the sport of dirt late model racing, and with the Gateway Dirt Nationals being held in the backyard of Anheuser-Busch Headquarters, SRR welcomed the opportunity to highlight the VGA organization along with its shared partners of Budweiser and TrueTimber.

“The race at the Dome in St. Louis is one of the coolest atmospheres that we race in all year.” said co-Owner and Driver Brandon Sheppard. “The idea that we can welcome such an awesome group of Veterans into our sport by introducing them to some exciting dirt track racing is just an honor and both the Riggs and Sheppard families couldn’t be more excited about what we can do to further the VGA mission in 2023.”

Sheppard will debut a new red, white and blue paint scheme on his Sheppard Riggs Rocket XR1 featuring TrueTimber’s Viper Snow pattern, the iconic Budweiser logo on the rear quarter and the VGA’s logo on the hood in front of the 20,000+ fans in attendance and hundreds of thousands of fans streaming via FloRacing over the weekend.

The VGA, having just wrapped up its National Championship at Trump Doral in Miami last month, is eager to continue to grow what has already become the Nation’s largest competitive Veteran sporting organization.

“On behalf of the Veteran Golfers Association, we are Honored that Brandon Sheppard and the Sheppard Riggs Racing Team have chosen to support the VGA as a salute to its thousands of members across the country during the Gateway Dirt Nationals as well as the 2023 racing season.” stated VGA President Josh Peyton.  “We are excited to have Brandon spread the mission of the VGA and give our members and fans an opportunity to go out and watch some exciting racing.” added VGA Vice President, Joe Caley.

Brandon Sheppard and the Sheppard Riggs VGA/Budweiser / TrueTimber XR1 will hit the track for the first prelim of the Gateway Dirt Nationals on Thursday with a $30,000 prize on the line during Saturday Nights Finale.  For more information and updates on Brandon Sheppard and Sheppard Riggs Racing, please visit www.sheppardracing.com, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or Twitter.


About the Veteran Golfers Association
The VGA is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. The VGA delivers programs that allow its members to compete, socialize, and remain physically active through the game of golf. For more information, visit us at www.vgagolf.org.


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Cory Hedgecock Debuts Self-Designed BMF Race Car with Boyd’s Victory
Bags $2,000 Victory in Crate Late Model Portion of The Gobbler

LOUDON, Tenn. (11/21/22) – Cory Hedgecock debuted his family’s self-designed W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry / Noble Knights Construction Services / No. 23 Currin Construction / BMF Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Crate Late Model with a $2,000 triumph on Saturday afternoon at Boyd’s Speedway.

The victory in the annual Gobbler at the Georgia oval held special meaning for Cory and his team.

“First race on the new BMF Racecar, and we started third and won it! We were super-fast and glad to say we won our very first night out. It’s very surreal and humbling. This is mine and dad’s ideas front to back, and can’t thank everyone enough, including Bruce Nunnally for welding away and building us a good strong safe piece,” Cory Hedgecock said. “We’ve got some good notes for our future customers and the second one comes off the jig this week.

“In the Super Late Model we started horrible but bounced back in the feature and got as high as second before finishing third. We’re definitely ready for the next one.”

Cory Hedgecock invaded Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon to pull double duty in both the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model ranks for the annual Gobbler.

Debuting his brand new BMF Crate Late Model built by Cory and his father, Hedgecock followed up the third-fastest qualifying effort with his 12th win of the season in the feature. He overtook early pacesetter Chip Brindle on lap 12 and the led the remainder of the 25-lapper to claim a $2,000 prize.

In a field of 39 Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series entries, Cory’s fifth-to-third run in his heat race positioned him on the fifth row for the $10,000-to-win A-Main.

Working his way forward, Hedgecock was into the top-five by lap 13 and closed in on frontrunner Dale McDowell in the final 10 circuits but lost momentum after a late-race caution. He went onto place third, trailing McDowell and Mack McCarter to the checkers with Michael Page and Michael Chilton completing the top-five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.IMDirt.net and www.BoydsSpeedway.com .

The team is currently weighing out their plans for the holiday weekend, and once finalized will be posted on the team’s cyber home at www.CoryHedgecock23.com .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Pace Performance, K&P Used Cars, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Circle H Services, Noble Knights Construction Services, STI Trucking, Black Diamond Racecars, I-75 Raceway, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, Powers Machine, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Pro-Fabrication, Accu-Force, Vineyard Construction, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, Martel Signs, MyRacePass Marketing Services, Hoosier, VP Fuels, Hickory Hardscapes, my Wife, my Daughter, Dad, Mom, my Grandad Mike and everyone who helps.

Visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/coryhedgecock23/ and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 often for the latest team updates.

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Dale McDowell Ends Season with $10,000 Gobbler Win at Boyds
2022 Accolades Include Nine Wins and 27 Top-5 Finishes

MOORESBURG, Tenn. (11/21/22) – Dale McDowell wrapped up his 2022 season on Saturday afternoon with a $10,000 victory aboard his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-GO No. 17m Cometic Gaskets/ Klotz Synthetic Lubricants / Team Zero Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

McDowell’s ninth win of the year came in the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series sanctioned Gobbler.

“I gave one away here (in September). I felt like I just wasn’t aggressive enough for the World of Outlaws race and the win got away from us,” McDowell said after claiming his fifth-career Gobbler triumph. “It’s hard. When you’re leading, you don’t know where to go, but it worked out for us tonight. Thank the good Lord for a good safe race, and thanks to everyone who supports our race program."

Shane McDowell Racing pilot, Dale McDowell, made the short trip to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon to compete with the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series for the annual Gobbler.

With 39 Late Models entered at the Georgia oval, McDowell topped his 18-car group in time trials before placing first in his heat race. Leading flag-to-flag in the 40-lap feature, Dale claimed his ninth win of the season and a $10,000 prize.

He took the checkers 2.424 seconds ahead of Mack McCarter with Cory Hedgecock, Michael Page, and Michael Chilton completing the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at
www.IMDirt.net .

The 2022 season is now complete for Dale McDowell and Shane McDowell Racing. The team competed in 58 events, claiming nine wins, 27 Top-5 finishes, and 41 Top-10 finishes.

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Connected Strategy Advisors, Fox Racing Shox, Shackelford Enterprizes, Spring Pro, Campbell Insulation Specialists, Winning Edge Carburetors, Swift Springs, Northeastern Fabrication, Team Zero Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, MSD Ignition, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Strange Oval Products Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, DirtWraps, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Brandon Overton Wins $5,000 in Hunt The Front’s Southern Showcase Opener
Rallies for Runner-Up Finish in Sunday’s Finale

EVANS, Ga. (11/21/22) – Brandon Overton picked up a $5,000 victory in Deep South Speedway’s Southern Showcase opener on Friday evening behind the wheel of his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines - powered Super Late Model.

After snaring his 15th win of the year on Friday evening, Overton rebounded from a flat tire midway through Sunday’s finale to finish second.

“We were great off the trailer on Friday at Deep South (Speedway) and swept the program. Saturday we were in position to win again but had a flat tire and went to the back. We drove back through the field to second place but couldn’t find a way past Payton (Freeman) for the lead. Came up a little too short,” Overton shared. “This is crazy, just the way the dirt is. When the black comes, it’s actually the most grip on the racetrack. The bottom is just a little too fast and, hell I drove it as hard as I could the last 10 laps. That’s all I had. Hopefully the fans enjoyed it.”

On Friday afternoon, Brandon Overton took his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Super Late Model into battle at Deep South Speedway (Loxley, Ala.) for the two-day Hunt the Front Southern Showcase.

With 31 Late Models entered for Friday’s prelim, Overton captured the fast time honors in time trials with a 13.962-second lap before picking up a convincing heat race victory.

Grabbing the lead on the drop of the green flag in the feature, Brandon led the entire distance of the 25-lapper to record his 15th win of the 2022 campaign. He pocketed a $5,000 prize ahead of Payton Freeman, Joseph Joiner, Josh Putnam, and Spencer Hughes.

Back in action on Sunday after Mother Nature postponed Saturday’s event, Brandon secured his spot into the $22,000-to-win Southern Showcase finale with an eight-lap heat win.

Closing in on early race-leader Joseph Joiner by the halfway point, Overton inherited the lead on lap 25 after the leader slowed but discovered a flat right-rear tire during the caution period, relegating him the tail.

He made an impressive charge to challenge frontrunner Payton Freeman for the top spot following a green-white-checkered but fell short, marking him second on the rundown.

Spencer Hughes, Josh Putnam, and Joseph Joiner completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.DeepSouthSpeedway.org .

The team looks to wrap up their season on December 2-3 with a pair of XR Super Series Super Late Model events at All-Tech Raceway (Ellisville, Fla.). The weekend includes a $20,000-to-win program on Friday and a $40,000-to-win event on Saturday.

For more information on the weekend, please visit www.XRSuperSeries.com .

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, Garnto Southern Construction, 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 MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com. To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .

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