BROWNSTOWN, Ill.— July 26, 2017— Brandon Sheppard held off a late race charge from Chris Madden to claim his 10th win of the 2017 season at Fayette County Speedway in his homestate of Illinois. 

Craftsman Club Feature: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 2. 44- Chris Madden[7]; 3. 7- Rick Eckert[4]; 4. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 5. C8- Timothy Culp[15]; 6. 157- Mike Marlar[5]; 7. 91- Tyler Erb[9]; 8. 7R- Kent Robinson[12]; 9. 11- Gordy Gundaker[17]; 10. 32- Bobby Pierce[25]; 11. 33- Tanner English[13]; 12. 1*- Chub Frank[23]; 13. 14m- Morgan Bagley[16]; 14. 25F- Jason Feger[8]; 15. 9- Devin Moran[3]; 16. 18- Eric Wells[22]; 17. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[21]; 18. 15v- Kolby Vanderbergh[18]; 19. 18b- Shannon Babb[6]; 20. 40B- Kyle Bronson[24]; 21. 18c- Chase Junghans[19]; 22. 99B- Boom Briggs[14]; 23. 33m- Tim Manville[20]; 24. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[10]; 25. 6K- Michael Kloos[11]

Last Chance Showdown: 1. 18c- Chase Junghans[2];; 2. 33m- Tim Manville[1]; 3. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[4];4. 18- Eric Wells[3]; 5. 40B- Kyle Bronson[10]; 6. 1*- Chub Frank[8]; 7. 6- Blake Spencer[5]; 8. 32- Bobby Pierce[7]; DNS. B1- Brent Larson[6]; DNS. 27- Rodney Melvin[9]; 

Heat 1: 1. 18b- Shannon Babb[2]; 2. 9- Devin Moran[3]; 3. 44- Chris Madden[4]; 4. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 5. 33- Tanner English[5]; 6. 14m- Morgan Bagley[7]; 7. 33m- Tim Manville[8]; 8. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[9]; 9. 32- Bobby Pierce[1]; DNS. 40B- Kyle Bronson[10]

Heat 2: 1. 157- Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 7- Rick Eckert[3]; 3. 25F- Jason Feger[2]; 4. 6K- Michael Kloos[6]; 5. 99B- Boom Briggs[5]; 6. 11- Gordy Gundaker[4]; 7. 18c- Chase Junghans[9]; 8. 6- Blake Spencer[8]; 9. 1*- Chub Frank[7]

Heat 3: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 2. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 3. 91- Tyler Erb[3]; 4. 7R- Kent Robinson[4]; 5. C8- Timothy Culp[7]; 6. 15v- Kolby Vanderbergh[9]; 7. 18- Eric Wells[8]; 8. B1- Brent Larson[5]; 9. 27- Rodney Melvin[6]

Qualifying: 1. 32- Bobby Pierce, 12.583; 2. 157- Mike Marlar, 12.673; 3. 25- Shane Clanton, 12.75; 4. 18b- Shannon Babb, 12.802; 5. 25F- Jason Feger, 12.875; 6. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 12.956; 7. 9- Devin Moran, 13.006; 8. 7- Rick Eckert, 13.026; 9. 91- Tyler Erb, 13.071; 10. 44- Chris Madden, 13.078; 11. 11- Gordy Gundaker, 13.114; 12. 7R- Kent Robinson, 13.121; 13. 33- Tanner English, 13.143; 14. 99B- Boom Briggs, 13.144; 15. B1- Brent Larson, 13.158; 16. 28- Dennis Erb Jr, 13.195; 17. 6K- Michael Kloos, 13.249; 18. 27- Rodney Melvin, 13.253; 19. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 13.256; 20. 1*- Chub Frank, 13.259; 21. C8- Timothy Culp, 13.275; 22. 33m- Tim Manville, 13.289; 23. 6- Blake Spencer, 13.306; 24. 18- Eric Wells, 13.358; 25. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 13.405; 26. 18c- Chase Junghans, 13.474; 27. 15v- Kolby Vanderbergh, 13.485; 28. 40B- Kyle Bronson, 13.88

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash): Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden, Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Tyler Erb; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Timothy Culp; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brandon Sheppard; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; Quarter Master ($100 Product Certificate): Brandon Sheppard; Wrisco (Three Sheets of aluminum): Brandon Sheppard;  Penske Racing Shocks ($50 Product Certificate): Chris Madden; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Gordy Gundaker; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): Tanner English; Cometic ($50 Cash): Chub Frank; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Boom Briggs; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Eric Wells; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Shannon Babb; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Frank Heckenast Jr.; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Shannon Babb; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate):Chris Madden; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Chase Jnghans; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Kent Robinson

SEASON WINNERS: 
Brandon Sheppard- 10 (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, 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)
Shane Clanton- 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3, River Cities Speedway on June 14)
Chris Madden– 3 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8, Ogilvie Raceway on July 12)
Brandon Overton- 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13, Lernerville Speedway on June 24)
Rick Eckert– 1 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17)
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)
Devin Moran-1 (Atomic Speedway on May 26)
Max Blair- 1 (McKean County Raceway on June 20)

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship Standings:

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Earnings Points
1 1 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $159,950 3592
2 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC $89,725 3366
  91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $69,000 3366
4 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $91,500 3336
5 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $66,285 3266
6 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $72,490 3264
7 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY $55,660 3224
8 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $50,020 3220
9 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL $38,810 3116
10 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $38,460 3078
11 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC $27,850 2856
12 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $36,550 2040
13 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $13,830 1772
14 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC $10,295 1486
15 157 Mike Marlar Oneida, TN $41,800 1398
16 116 Brandon Overton   Evans, GA $51,650 1110
17 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $9,750 1034
18 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR $16,450 1012
19 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $7,650 912
20 4-D's Chad Hollenbeck Kingsley, PA $4,215 848

 

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