FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 www.WorldofOutlaws.com . 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 www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway this Weekend!
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 23, 2021) – A new tradition roars to life at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway this weekend with the inaugural running of the Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting featuring the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Cars.
The event includes two full nights of racing on Friday and Saturday with $1,000-to-win and $200-to-start on Friday before Saturday’s finale offers up $5,000-to-win and $500-start.
The event complements the track’s prestigious COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires that features winged 360-ci Sprint Cars, the 34th running of which takes place on September 30-October 2.
The $100 entry fee for this weekend’s Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals includes the driver pit pass for both nights.
Fans at I-30 Speedway got a sneak preview of the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Cars in June when local ace Zach Pringle fought off the invading forces by taking the checkered flag ahead of Bartlett, Tennessee shoe Anthony Nicholson and ASCS Elite points leader Justin Zimmerman.
Zimmerman of Athens, TX, leads the ASCS Elite Non-Wing contingent into Little Rock with a 210-point series lead over former USAC Silver Crown champion Paul White.
The Friday card will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect to set the feature field.
Points accumulated on Friday night will set the Saturday night heat race lineups with more points on the line that will determine championship feature lineups.
Event points will be awarded as follows:
Friday Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.
Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost in heat race action.
Friday A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50.
Friday B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 48, 2nd -46, 3rd – 44, etc.
Saturday heat races will be lined up based upon point totals with a six-car invert in each heat race. Saturday heat points (1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, 5th – 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups.
The ASCS Non-Wing Elite series allows the right rear tire to be Racesaver, Medium, H20 or D25 and the left rear tire any Hoosier that is not a wide.
The 600-cc Micro Sprints and Southern Outlaw Late Models will join in on the Friday portion with IMCA Modifieds, Dixon Road U-Pull-It Factory Stocks and Young Guns taking part in the Saturday card. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. on both nights.
General admission is just $10 on Friday and then $20 on Saturday with children 12 and under admitted free compliments of Dove Plumbing. Pit passes are $30 each night.
For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Wingless Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.