CONCORD, NC— Nov. 3, 2017— Brandon Sheppard stunned the enormous crowd at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday after he commanded the lead of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series feature with only two laps remaining in the 50-lap event. As the Rocket #1 passed beneath the checker flag, the packed house jumped to their feet and erupted with cheers.

Moments later in Victory Lane, Sheppard jumped to the rooftop of his Rocket XR1 and let out a battle cry with a huge grin on his face of sweet relief and resilience. The young driver from New Berlin, Ill. solidified his 18th Series victory of the season tying him for the all-time single season wins record with his predecessor in the Rocket House Car, Josh Richards.

 Craftsman Club Feature: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[6]; 2. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 3. 157- Mike Marlar[1]; 4. 20- Jimmy Owens[3]; 5. 17M- Dale McDowell[5]; 6. 116- Brandon Overton[15]; 7. 44- Chris Madden[20]; 8. 1r- Josh Richards[4]; 9. 22*- Brian Shirley[14]; 10. 9- Devin Moran[25]; 11. 39- Tim McCreadie[12]; 12. 25- Shane Clanton[7]; 13. 0- Scott Bloomquist[13]; 14. 5- Don O'Neal[17]; 15. C9- Steve Casebolt[22]; 16. 71- Hudson O'Neal[8]; 17. B1- Brent Larson[21]; 18. 18- Eric Wells[29]; 19. 18c- Chase Junghans[11]; 20. 18K- Brandon Kinzer[9]; 21. 2H- Nick Hoffman[24]; 22. 14m- Morgan Bagley[31]; 23. 7- Rick Eckert[26]; 24. 91- Tyler Erb[28]; 25. 111- Steven Roberts[27]; 26. 1*- Chub Frank[30]; 27. 55- Benji Hicks[18]; 28. 72c- Jason Covert[16]; 29. 101- Casey Roberts[23]; 30. 14z- Zach McMillan[10]; 31. 49- Jonathan Davenport[19]

 Last Chance Showdown 1: 1. 49- Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. C9- Steve Casebolt[3]; 3. 0h- Dale Hollidge[2]; 4. 25F- Jason Feger[6]; 5. 111- Steven Roberts[4]; 6. 89- Justin Williams[17]; 7. 15s- Donny Schatz[13]; 8. '06- Mike Lupfer[14]; 9. 1*- Chub Frank[19]; 10. 25z- Mason Zeigler[8]; 11. 6- Blake Spencer[18]; 12. 151- Kyle Lear[11]; 13. 92- Nick Davis[15]; 14. C4- Freddie Carpenter[12]; 15. 1G- Ryan King[10]; 16. R1- Riley Hickman[5]; 17. 14- Darrell Lanigan[7]; 18. 28c- Tyler Carpenter[20]; 19. 49R- Brian Ruhlman[16]; 20. 9- Devin Moran[9]

Last Chance Showdown 2: 1. 44- Chris Madden[2]; 2. 101- Casey Roberts[3]; 3. 7- Rick Eckert[6]; 4. 11- Jared Hawkins[7]; 5. 91- Tyler Erb[5]; 6. 31m- Tyler Millwood[10]; 7. 55s- Gary Stuhler[9]; 8. 18- Eric Wells[4]; 9. 12- Jason Jameson[11]; 10. 2c- Joey Coulter[8]; 11. 41R- T.J. Reaid[15]; 12. 4s- Chad Ruhlman[13]; 13. 14c- Corey Conley[12]; 14. 8- Matt Sponaugle[14]; 15. 4G- Kody Evans[16]; 16. CJ1- Rusty Schlenk[1]; DNS. 56- Russ King[17]; DNS. KB- Kerry King[18]; DNS. 22- Chris Ferguson[19]

Last Chance Showdown 3: 1. B1- Brent Larson[2]; 2. 2H- Nick Hoffman[1]; 3. 72- Dan Stone[6]; 4. 14m- Morgan Bagley[3]; 5. 36- Logan Martin[13]; 6. 32B- Clay Daly[5]; 7. 7r- Ross Robinson[7]; 8. 3v- Kyle Hardy[8]; 9. 32- Dustin Mitchell[9]; 10. 40- Ross Bailes[16]; 11. 82- Andy Fries[11]; 12. 31- Bob Gordon[12]; 13. 69- Carder Miller[14]; 14. 39c- Greg Clark[15]; 15. 14H- Tyler Horst[10]; 16. 43D- Tom Decker III[17]; 17. '07- Brian Ledbetter[18]; 18. 15- Steve Francis[4]

 Heat 1: 1. 157- Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 25- Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 0- Scott Bloomquist[2]; 4. 49- Jonathan Davenport[5]; 5. C9- Steve Casebolt[7]; 6. R1- Riley Hickman[4]; 7. 14- Darrell Lanigan[8]; 8. 9- Devin Moran[12]; 9. 151- Kyle Lear[9]; 10. 15s- Donny Schatz[13]; 11. 92- Nick Davis[6]; 12. 89- Justin Williams[11]; 13. 1*- Chub Frank[10]

Heat 2: 1. 1r- Josh Richards[1]; 2. 71- Hudson O'Neal[2]; 3. 22*- Brian Shirley[4]; 4. 0h- Dale Hollidge[6]; 5. 111- Steven Roberts[3]; 6. 25F- Jason Feger[5]; 7. 25z- Mason Zeigler[8]; 8. 1G- Ryan King[10]; 9. C4- Freddie Carpenter[7]; 10. '06- Mike Lupfer[12]; 11. 49R- Brian Ruhlman[11]; 12. 6- Blake Spencer[13]; 13. 28c- Tyler Carpenter[9]

Heat 3: 1. 20- Jimmy Owens[3]; 2. 18K- Brandon Kinzer[1]; 3. 116- Brandon Overton[6]; 4. CJ1- Rusty Schlenk[2]; 5. 101- Casey Roberts[4]; 6. 91- Tyler Erb[7]; 7. 11- Jared Hawkins[10]; 8. 55s- Gary Stuhler[12]; 9. 12- Jason Jameson[9]; 10. 4s- Chad Ruhlman[11]; 11. 41R- T.J. Reaid[5]; 12. 56- Russ King[8]

Heat 4: 1. 17M- Dale McDowell[1]; 2. 14z- Zach McMillan[4]; 3. 72c- Jason Covert[3]; 4. 44- Chris Madden[2]; 5. 18- Eric Wells[5]; 6. 7- Rick Eckert[9]; 7. 2c- Joey Coulter[12]; 8. 31m- Tyler Millwood[7]; 9. 14c- Corey Conley[8]; 10. 8- Matt Sponaugle[6]; 11. 4G- Kody Evans[10]; 12. KB- Kerry King[11]; DNS. 22- Chris Ferguson[DNS]

Heat 5: 1. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 2. 18c- Chase Junghans[2]; 3. 5- Don O'Neal[3]; 4. 2H- Nick Hoffman[4]; 5. 14m- Morgan Bagley[10]; 6. 32B- Clay Daly[7]; 7. 7r- Ross Robinson[6]; 8. 32- Dustin Mitchell[6]; 9. 82- Andy Fries[12]; 10. 36- Logan Martin[5]; 11. 39c- Greg Clark[9]; 12. 43D- Tom Decker III[11]

Heat 6: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 2. 39- Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 55- Benji Hicks[4]; 4. B1- Brent Larson[7]; 5. 15- Steve Francis[5]; 6. 72- Dan Stone[10]; 7. 3v- Kyle Hardy[12]; 8. 14H- Tyler Horst[8]; 9. 31- Bob Gordon[9]; 10. 69- Carder Miller[6]; 11. 40- Ross Bailes[3]; 12. '07- Brian Ledbetter[11]

SEASON WINNERS:

Brandon Sheppard- 18 (Whynot Motorsports Park on March 24, Farmer City Raceway on April 1, Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 6, Wayne County Speedway on May 27, Senoia Raceway on June 3, Brighton Speedway on June 17, Lernerville Speedway on June 25, Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 on July 1, Hibbing Raceway on July 13, Fayette County Speedway on July 26, Fairbury American Legion Speedway on July 30, Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway on Aug. 1, Port Royal Speedway on Aug. 19, Eriez Speedway on Aug. 20, Lakeside Speedway on Sept. 22, Salina Highbanks Speedway on Sept. 23, 81 Speedway on Sept. 24, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 3)

Chris Madden– 6 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8, Ogilvie Raceway on July 12, Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 5, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 27, Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on Oct. 14)

Shane Clanton- 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3, River Cities Speedway on June 14, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 26)

Brandon Overton- 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13, Lernerville Speedway on June 24)

Rick Eckert– 2 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17, Shawano Speedway on Aug. 2)

Devin Moran- 2 (Atomic Speedway on May 26, Georgetown Speedway on Aug. 18)

Don O’Neal- 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 25)

Timothy Culp- 1 (LoneStar Speedway on March 26)

Brian Shirley-1 (Farmer City Raceway on April 2)

Mike Marlar- 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on May 14)

Max Blair- 1 (McKean County Raceway on June 20)

Jeff Rine- 1 (Selinsgrove Speedway on Sept. 3)

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship Standings:

Pos. Car # Driver Points
1 1 Brandon Sheppard 5674
2 44 Chris Madden 5366
3 25 Shane Clanton 5296
4 9 Devin Moran 5254
5 7 Rick Eckert 5192
6 91 Tyler Erb 5168
7 18 Eric Wells 5032
8 1* Chub Frank 4948
9 14M Morgan Bagley 4946
10 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. 4898
11 2C Joey Coulter 2930
12 18C Chase Junghans 2766
13 3S Brian Shirley 2596
14 157 Mike Marlar 2074
15 B1 Brent Larson 1864
16 93 Donald Bradsher 1486
17 40B Kyle Bronson 1456
18 32 Bobby Pierce 1358
19 116 Brandon Overton   1248
20 5 Don O'Neal 1200

 

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