Sheppard Conquers Clarksville

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Points Leader Sheppard Increases Advantage after Clarksville Victory

 

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. June 26, 2013 Brandon Sheppard passed Dustin Griffin on lap 27 and held onto the lead the rest of the way in the 40-lapper on Wednesday night at Clarksville Speedway for his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” victory.

 

Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., has traditionally struggled at the ¼-mile track, but in the ninth event of the 2013 Hell Tour everything seemed to go right for the Illinois native. Sheppard sat on the pole for the A-main but relinquished the lead to Griffin, of Camp Point, Ill., on the start. Griffin led the race’s first 26 laps before being passed by Sheppard, who raced to the $5,000 checkered flag to continue his dominance in the overall championship battle.

 

“This is probably my favorite Summer Nationals win yet,” said an ecstatic Sheppard in victory lane. “We’ve been coming here for a lot of years and struggled here. This Rocket Chassis has been good to us for the whole tour and it was again tonight.”

 

 

Ryan Unzicker, Wendell Wallace and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.

 

 

Heat race winners included Griffin, Charles Zimmerman, Randy Korte and Sheppard.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tenn.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway; June 26, 2013

A-Main (40-laps):1.Brandon Sheppard ($5,000), 2.Dustin Griffin, 3.Ryan Unzicker, 4.Wendell Wallace, 5.Bobby Pierce, 6.Randy Korte, 7.Dennis Erb, Jr, 8.Timothy Culp, 9.Walker Auther, 10.Jack Sullivan, 11.Shannon Babb, 12.Tyler Reddick, 13.Justin Rattliff, 14.Riley Hickman, 15.Dillon Wood, 16.Carnell Parker, 17.Tim Lance, 18.Jason McBride, 19.Caleb Ashby, 20.Clayton Miller, 21.Charles Zimmerman, 22.Kevin Weaver.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 10

Pos.

Car

Name

Points

1

B5

Brandon Sheppard

615

2

18

Shannon Babb

515

3

32

Bobby Pierce

508

4

24

Ryan Unzicker

503

5

81

Randy Korte

436

6

20

Dustin Griffin

425

7

77

Jason McBride

423

8

11

Tyler Reddick

399

9

B12

Kevin Weaver

388

10

48

Tim Lance

318

 

2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule

Day

Date

Track

Location

Winner

Wed.

June 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Thurs.

June 13

Off

   

Fri.

June 14

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

Brian Birkhofer

Sat.

June 15

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

Cancelled (RAIN)

         

Sun.

June 16

Wilmot Speedway

Wilmot, WI

Kevin Weaver

Mon.

June 17

Off

   

Tues.

June 18

Off

   

Wed.

June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Brandon Sheppard

Thurs.

June 20

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Brandon Sheppard

Fri.

June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Chris Simpson

Sat.

June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Ryan Unzicker

         

Sun.

June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Shannon Babb

Mon.

June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Cancelled (RAIN)

Tues.

June 25

Off

   

Wed.

June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

Brandon Sheppard

Thurs.

June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

 

Fri.

June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, KY

 

Sat.

June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

 
         

Sun.

June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

 

Mon.

July 1

Off

   

Tues.

July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

 

Wed.

July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

 

Thurs.

July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

 

Fri.

July 5

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

 

Sat.

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

 
         

Sun.

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

 

Mon.

July 8

Off

   

Tues.

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

 

Wed.

July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

 

Thurs.

July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

 

Fri.

July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

 

Sat.

July 13

34 Raceway

Burlington, IA

 
         

Sun.

July 14

Vermilion County Speedway

Danville, IL

 

Mon.

July 15

Off

   

Tues.

July 16

Off

   

Wed.

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

Thurs.

July 18

Twin Cities Raceway Park

North Vernon, IN

 

Fri.

July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

 

Sat.

July 20

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.