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

Mark Ruel, Jr. Scores career-first USCS win in dominating fashion at Senoia on Friday

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars results for Friday  8/13/2021 at Senoia Raceway - Senoia, GA

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Cars 17 Entries Feature 25 Laps

1. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[1]; 2. 29-Kyle Amerson[4]; 3. 07T-Brandon Taylor[5]; 4. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 5. 116-Nick Snyder[3]; 6. 5-Justin Barger[6]; 7. 10-Terry Gray[8]; 8. 13-Chase Howard[12]; 9. 33-Joe Larkin[13]; 10. ]-Eric Gunderson[7]; 11. 44-Ronny Howard[10]; 12. 43-Terry Witherspoon[11]; 13. 28-Jeff Willingham[14]; 14. 7J-Gregg Jones[9]; 15. 67-Brian Thomas[16]; 16. 0X-Clint Weiss[17]; 17. (DNS) 34-Darren Orth.

Photo/caption: Mark Ruel, Jr. cruised into the USCS Victory Lane on night one of the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals XII on Friday night.

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Results for the 8/13/2021 at Senoia Raceway - Senoia, GA

USCS 600 Mini Sprints 8 Entries

RockAuto Mini Sprint Feature 20 Laps

1. 3-Trynt Lloyd[1]; 2. 1-Bobby Zaiontz[2]; 3. 07-Zak Gorski[3]; 4. 33-Mike Hall[4]; 5. 19-Jim Kradel[8]; 6. 52R-Jim McNulty[7]; 7. (DNF) 14M-Michael Magic[5]; 8. (DNS) 87-AJ Parrish