DIRTcar Summer Nationals
Sycamore Speedway -- Maple Park, IL
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Event Info
Sycamore Speedway
Tuesday
11
Aug

Winner: Brandon Sheppard
2nd: Jeremiah Hurst
3rd: Brian Shirley
DIRTcar Summer Nationals
August 11, 2020
Sycamore Speedway
50W086 IL-64
Maple Park, IL 60151 

 https://sycamorespeedway.com/

Event Description
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals heads to the beautiful Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, for the tours’ fourth visit. Six different winners have emerged between both series and have never seen a repeat winner. Join us on DIRTVision – there won’t be a shortage of action and excitement from the Sycamore Speedway.

Series
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Race Recap: 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 and put a whooping on the field, winning in his first tour start this season by over six seconds and collecting the 21st Hell Tour victory of his career.

Terry Page Photo

Coming off a long weekend with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Cedar Lake Speedway, Sheppard was looking forward to getting back to work with his #B5 machine this week and had a very limited amount of time to prepare for it.

“I’ve been away from the shop, I only got one day to work on this thing this week,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “I’ve been away from home for five weeks now, and I’ve got another six days in-a-row to be away from home.”

But that just didn’t seem to affect him. Sheppard stalked his competition at the drop of the green, waiting for the right moment to pounce. It didn’t take long, as he made the move around Frank Heckenast Jr. for second on Lap 3, then overtook the defending champion Brian Shirley for the lead one lap later.

Using all three lanes of the racetrack throughout the race, Sheppard swiftly maneuvered through lapped traffic and actually began pulling away from Shirley in the caution-free race.

Jim DenHamer Photo

Iowan Jeremiah Hurst did his best in his late-race rally efforts to catch Sheppard, but ultimately came up one spot short. He came on strong in the second half of the race, passing both Heckenast Jr. and Shirley to reach the runner-up spot.

As the laps wound down, it became more and more clear – nobody was going to touch the B5 car Tuesday night. Sheppard crossed the line untouched, collecting $5,000 for the victory.

Shirley capped-off the podium in third, Heckenast Jr. was fourth and Jason Feger rounded out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model action continues Wednesday night, Aug. 12 at the Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for another 40-lap, $5,000-to-win main event in Round #17 of the 2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Watch every lap live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click for full results)

Feature (40 Laps) 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [3][]; 2. 58-Jeremiah Hurst [4][]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [1][]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2][]; 5. 25-Jason Feger [7][]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [6][]; 7. 21B-Rich Bell [5][]; 8. 48-Tim Lance [11][]; 9. 4G-Bob Gardner [9][]; 10. 59-Garrett Alberson [8][]; 11. 5-John Provenzano [12][]; 12. M27-Mike Provenzano [15][]; 13. 1M-Mike Mataragas [22][]; 14. 10J-Jordan Bauer [16][]; 15. 3-Dale Markham [10][]; 16. 15B-Jay Brendle [18][]; 17. 76-Titus Sneed [19][]; 18. 16-Rusty Griffaw [13][]; 19. 91P-Jason Papich [20][]; 20. 89-Mike Spatola [14][]; 21. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [17][]; 22. 8-Herb Reich [21][] Hard Charger: 1M-Mike Mataragas[+9]

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Race Results: 8/11/20 – Sycamore Speedway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [3][]; 2. 58-Jeremiah Hurst [4][]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [1][]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2][]; 5. 25-Jason Feger [7][]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [6][]; 7. 21B-Rich Bell [5][]; 8. 48-Tim Lance [11][]; 9. 4G-Bob Gardner [9][]; 10. 59-Garrett Alberson [8][]; 11. 5-John Provenzano [12][]; 12. M27-Mike Provenzano [15][]; 13. 1M-Mike Mataragas [22][]; 14. 10J-Jordan Bauer [16][]; 15. 3-Dale Markham [10][]; 16. 15B-Jay Brendle [18][]; 17. 76-Titus Sneed [19][]; 18. 16-Rusty Griffaw [13][]; 19. 91P-Jason Papich [20][]; 20. 89-Mike Spatola [14][]; 21. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [17][]; 22. 8-Herb Reich [21][] Hard Charger: 1M-Mike Mataragas[+9]

Qualifying Flight-A 1. 58-Jeremiah Hurst, 14.397; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 14.548; 3. 25-Jason Feger, 14.774; 4. 3-Dale Markham, 14.878; 5. 48-Tim Lance, 15.007; 6. 10J-Jordan Bauer, 15.107; 7. 48L-Tim Lance Jr, 16.065; 8. 4D-Doug Tye, 16.101; DNS. B14-Victor Benedetto, 99.999; DQ. 11M-Roger Markham, 15.381

Qualifying Flight-B 1. 3S-Brian Shirley, 14.714; 2. 21B-Rich Bell, 14.987; 3. 56D-Travis Denning, 15.144; 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 15.199; 5. 59-Garrett Alberson, 15.432; 6. O1JR-Greg Cantrell, 15.704; 7. 8-Herb Reich, 15.803; 8. M27-Mike Provenzano, 15.914; 9. 76-Titus Sneed, 15.956; 10. 56-Brandon Pralle, 16.118

Qualifying Flight-C 1. 28-Dennis Erb, 14.929; 2. 4G-Bob Gardner, 15.252; 3. 5-John Provenzano, 15.263; 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 15.282; 5. 1M-Mike Mataragas, 15.571; 6. 16-Rusty Griffaw, 15.661; 7. 91P-Jason Papich, 15.662; 8. 9Z-Lyle Zanker, 15.705; 9. 15B-Jay Brendle, 15.939

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer 1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2]; 2. 58-Jeremiah Hurst [1]; 3. 25-Jason Feger [3]; 4. 3-Dale Markham [4]; 5. 48-Tim Lance [5]; 6. 10J-Jordan Bauer [6]; 7. B14-Victor Benedetto [9]; 8. 4D-Doug Tye [8]; 9. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [7]; 10. 11M-Roger Markham [10]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer 1. 3S-Brian Shirley [1]; 2. 21B-Rich Bell [2]; 3. 59-Garrett Alberson [5]; 4. 56D-Travis Denning [3]; 5. 89-Mike Spatola [4]; 6. M27-Mike Provenzano [8]; 7. O1JR-Greg Cantrell [6]; 8. 8-Herb Reich [7]; 9. 76-Titus Sneed [9]; 10. 56-Brandon Pralle [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [4]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb [1]; 3. 4G-Bob Gardner [2]; 4. 5-John Provenzano [3]; 5. 16-Rusty Griffaw [6]; 6. 1M-Mike Mataragas [5]; 7. 91P-Jason Papich [7]; 8. 15B-Jay Brendle [9]; 9. 9Z-Lyle Zanker [8]

Consolation Race (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer 1. 10J-Jordan Bauer [1][]; 2. M27-Mike Provenzano [2][]; 3. 15B-Jay Brendle [9][]; 4. 1M-Mike Mataragas [3][]; 5. 91P-Jason Papich [6][]; 6. 76-Titus Sneed [11][]; 7. 56-Brandon Pralle [14][]; 8. B14-Victor Benedetto [4][]; 9. 4D-Doug Tye [7][]; 10. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [10][]; 11. 9Z-Lyle Zanker [12][]; 12. O1JR-Greg Cantrell [5][]; 13. 8-Herb Reich [8][]; 14. 11M-Roger Markham [13][]


Sycamore Speedway
50W086 IL-64
Maple Park, IL 60151 

 https://sycamorespeedway.com/

Track Phone
(815) 895-5454

Track Size & Type
1/4 MILE