Sheppard Earns 4th Win

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Sheppard Goes Back-to-Back at Clayhill Motorsports, Sweeps DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tennessee Events

 

ATWOOD, Tenn. June 27, 2013 Brandon Sheppard, with a little bit of good luck, scored his fourth victory of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Thursday night when leader Shannon Babb’s car broke with two laps remaining at Clayhill Motorsports.

 

A 30-car field took to the 3/8-mile oval, but it was Sheppard, the Wednesday night winner at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway, who pulled out his broom and swept the “Hell Tour” events held in Tennessee in 2013.

 

Sheppard sat on the pole and led the race’s opening 18 laps before surrendering the lead to Babb, who then dominated the next 20 laps and looked as if he was going to cruise to his second win of the season. However, Babb’s car quit on him with two laps remaining and Sheppard slipped by Babb and held off Dennis Erb Jr. to secure the $5,000 checkered flag for the second consecutive year at Clayhill Motorsports.

 

“I owe this to (Babb), if it wasn’t for him breaking I would’ve ran second,” said Sheppard, who led 20 of the race’s 40 laps. “I hate it for Shannon because he’s had some bad luck here lately. But we’ll take them however we can get it.”

 

 

Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce and Jack Sullivan rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Jason Riggs, Erb and Sheppard.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway located in Paducah, Ky.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Clayhill Motorsports Park; Atwood, Tenn.: June 27, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1.Brandon Sheppard ($5,000), 2.Dennis Erb, Jr, 3.Ryan Unzicker, 4.Bobby Pierce, 5.Jack Sullivan, 6.Tyler Reddick, 7.Terry English, 8.Eric Cooley, 9.Randy Korte, 10.Tanner English, 11.Tim Lance, 12.Jason McBride, 13.Dustin Griffin, 14.Chris Shelton, 15.Shannon Babb, 16.Kevin Weaver, 17.Billy Moyer, 18.Todd Frank, 19.Thomas Dacus, 20.Kent Robinson, 21.Jason Riggs, 22.Timothy Culp.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 10

Pos.

Car

Name

Points

1

B5

Brandon Sheppard

695

2

32

Bobby Pierce

573

3

24

Ryan Unzicker

573

4

18

Shannon Babb

556

5

81

Randy Korte

485

6

20

Dustin Griffin

468

7

77

Jason McBride

467

8

11

Tyler Reddick

454

9

B12

Kevin Weaver

428

10

48

Tim Lance

363

 

 

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

Atwood, TN

Brandon Sheppard

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 “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.