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Sheppard Slides Heckenast Late to Win Fourth in Six Days at Lincoln

LINCOLN, IL – He started off Arizona Sport Shirts Week #4 Tuesday night without a single start on the tour this year. He’s now walking out with four Feature wins and the weekly points championship bonus. Brandon Sheppard capped off a magical week of racing his family-owned #B5 on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour Sunday

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Sheppard Wins Third in Five in Days at I-55

PEVELY, MO – Patience has been an incredible virtue for Brandon Sheppard this week. In the DIRTcar Summer Nationals’ first visit to the hallowed high banks of the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 since 2018, Sheppard timed his strike for the lead perfectly, riding top-five for most of the race before tracking down then-leader

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Shirley Goes Flag-to-Flag for Win No. 6 at Fayette County

BROWNSTOWN, IL – Racing only 90 minutes from home, with his car owners at the track, against the biggest field of 41 DIRTcar Late Models so far this year. Whatever you throw at him, the pressure just never seems to get to Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL-racer fended off challenges from Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast

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Sheppard Tastes Victory in Herald & Review 100 at Macon

MACON, IL – If there’s one thing Brandon Sheppard’s perfected in 14+ years of racing Dirt Late Models, it’s how to be patient in long races. On Thursday night at Macon Speedway, he put every bit of that patience to good use, passing DIRTcar Summer Nationals points leader Brian Shirley in traffic for the lead

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Shirley Edges Sheppard by .090 in Thriller at Fairbury

FAIRBURY, IL – There’s one constant about Fairbury Speedway. The racing never disappoints. Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard and Frank Heckenast Jr. put on an instant DIRTcar Summer Nationals classic Wednesday night, battling it out with the rest of the field over 40 laps that ended with Shirley’s fifth Hell Tour win of the season by

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Sheppard Wins in First Summer Nationals Start of 2020 at Sycamore

MAPLE PARK, IL – He hadn’t raced his family-owned #B5 Rocket Chassis since May, but it just doesn’t seem to matter which car he drives or what track he’s at. Brandon Sheppard has been just plain dominant so far this year. B-Shepp invaded the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model circuit Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway

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Birthday Race at Oakshade Canceled, Merritt to Replace Summer Nationals Finale on Aug. 22

WAUSEON, OH – Current restrictions on mass gatherings in the State of Ohio from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have forced Oakshade Raceway officials to cancel their DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event, known as the Birthday Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22. Oakshade has been hosting events for the

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Storms Cancel Race at RICO Bullring

EAST MOLINE, IL – Aug. 10, 2020 – Severe thunderstorms with strong winds, heavy rain and downed power lines in the area have forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Monday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at The Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds. The Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Modifieds

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Rain Postpones Peoria Makeup Event

PEORIA, IL — Continued rain in Peoria, IL, has forced series and track officials to once again postpone the remainder of the July 9th DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Peoria Speedway tonight, Thursday, July 30. Officials are working on an alternate plan for the event. Summit Modified Nationals teams