Brandon Sheppard Fifth in LOLMDS Buckeye Spring 50
South Carolina WoO Weekend Awaits

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (03/22/22) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing entered a single event over the weekend with a Sunday evening trip to Ohio’s Atomic Speedway for the Buckeye Spring 50.

Sheppard enjoyed a solid outing and came away with another Top-5 finish to add to the 2022 stats in his Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“It was a pretty good night for our team. You hate to not win when you start up front, but we were just a little off from where we needed to be in the feature, and there were a few things I could’ve done a little different as well. We’ll take another Top 5 though and head to Cherokee this weekend,” Sheppard said.

Mother Nature scrambled weekend action by shifting Friday’s event to Sunday and axing Saturday’s Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Ind.). Finally finding a place to race on Sunday, Rocket1 Racing pilot Brandon Sheppard followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the Buckeye Spring 50.

In a field of 31 entries, Sheppard followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race victory. He raced in the Top 5 throughout the 50-lap feature, before ultimately notching a fifth-place finish, which came behind Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, and Hudson O’Neal.

Full results from the event are available at .

The team now prepares to head to South Carolina this weekend for the second annual Rock Gault Memorial at Cherokee Speedway. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Models will battle for $10,000 on Friday night and a $20,000 top prize on Saturday night. The weekend slate is co-sanctioned by the Xtreme DIRTcar Series.

Entering the weekend’s doubleheader Brandon currently sits fourth in the latest series standings, just 52 markers out of the top spot.

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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, Five Star 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 MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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No Brakes, No Problem for Austin Horton in Senoia Sweep
Races to First Feature Victory of 2022 Campaign

NEWNAN, Ga. (03/22/22) – Despite having no brakes and having to overcome tricky track conditions courtesy of Mother Nature, Austin Horton was able to pilot his Orr’s Trucking No. 16 Super K Express/ Horton Flyer/ XR1 Rocket Chassis / Bobby Thomas Racing Engine Late Model to the feature win on Saturday night at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway.

“First win of 2022 is checked off the list! This yellow car has been great to me and the Bobby Thomas Racing Engine under the hood was on point. As good as we were, we still have some work to do as I had no brakes. Mother Nature didn’t make things easy either, but at the end of the night we got the job done and we’ll look ahead to the next one,” Horton said. “I appreciate all my sponsors, family, and friends that stick with me. I also want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Senoia Raceway for supplying us such a great place to race.”

On Saturday evening, Austin Horton returned to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.), where he competed in the Limited Late Model portion of the Weekly Racing Series Event.

Pulling off a clean sweep of the program, Horton topped the speed charts in time trials before capturing his first win of the season in the feature without functioning brakes. He took the checkers 3.097 seconds ahead of Jason Turner with Jacques Daniel, Lawson Hill, and Dennis Hale rounding out the Top-5.

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With a busy work schedule in front of him, Horton will be idle the next two weeks. As he finalizes more dates for his upcoming schedule the details will be posted at .

Austin Horton would like to thank his marketing partners, which Super K Express, Orr’s Towing, Franklin Enterprises, GW Performance, Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Racing, Topnotch Graphics, Horton’s Inc. and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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