FAIRBURY, IL— July 29, 2017— The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the team at Fairbury American Legion Speedway made history on Saturday night during the 28th annual Prairie Dirt Classic as the highest paying race to ever take place in the state of Illinois with a $30,000 payout. Brandon Sheppard wheeled his way to victory on Saturday night ultimately breaking a three-year winless streak for Illinois-drivers at the event.

Fairbury American Legion Speedway Results:

Craftsman Club Feature: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[4]; 2. 24- Ryan Unzicker[2]; 3. 9- Devin Moran[1]; 4. 25F- Jason Feger[5]; 5. 3s- Brian Shirley[10]; 6. 39- Tim McCreadie[7]; 7. 32- Chris Simpson[15]; 8. 25- Shane Clanton[3]; 9. 157- Mike Marlar[8]; 10. 32P- Bobby Pierce[6]; 11. 20- Jimmy Owens[12]; 12. 14m- Morgan Bagley[29]; 13. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[19]; 14. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[14]; 15. 7- Rick Eckert[17]; 16. 44- Chris Madden[11]; 17. B12- Kevin Weaver[26]; 18. 5- Don O'Neal[27]; 19. 83- Scott Bull[25]; 20. 18- Eric Wells[24]; 21. 91- Tyler Erb[23]; 22. 6K- Michael Kloos[13]; 23. 1*- Chub Frank[28]; 24. 30- Mike Glasscock[22]; 25. 1P- Earl Pearson Jr[21]; 26. 42- Mckay Wenger[9]; 27. 22- Chris Ferguson[16]; 28. 4- Cody Mahoney[18]; 29. 14- Darrell Lanigan[20]

Prairie Dirt Classic Shootout: 1. 5- Don O'Neal[10]; 2. 10- Scott Schmitt[7]; 3. 21- Billy Moyer[1]; 4. 0- Scott Bloomquist[9]; 5. 18c- Chase Junghans[5]; 6. 9D- Daniel Flessner[16]; 7. 45- Don Hammer[12]; 8. B1- Brent Larson[18]; 9. F15- Jeremy Conaway[20]; 10. 5N- Dustin Nobbe[8]; 11. 14T- Glen Thompson[17]; 12. 4G- Bob Gardner[14]; 13. 15D- Justin Duty[15]; 14. 2T- Jake O'Neil[4]; 15. 12- Jason Jameson[2]; 16. 35- Derek Chandler[6]; 17. 7s- Jay Sparks[11]; 18. 4E- Kody Evans[3]; 19. 6- Blake Spencer[13]; 20. 20G- Dustin Griffin[19]

Last Chance Showdown 1:  1. 7- Rick Eckert[2]; 2. 14- Darrell Lanigan[4]; 3. 21- Billy Moyer[1]; 4. 4E- Kody Evans[5]; 5. 18c- Chase Junghans[6]; 6. 10- Scott Schmitt[11]; 7. 0- Scott Bloomquist[3]; 8. 45- Don Hammer[8]; 9. 15D- Justin Duty[13]; 10. 14T- Glen Thompson[10]; 11. 20G- Dustin Griffin[7]; 12. 7T- Steve Thorsten[16]; 13. 40B- Kyle Bronson[15]; 14. 87- Derek Doll[12]; 15. 91- Tyler Erb[14]; DNS. F18- Derrick Ramey[9]

Last Chance Showdown 2: 1. 4- Cody Mahoney[1]; 2. 1P- Earl Pearson Jr[6]; 3. 12- Jason Jameson[8]; 4. 2T- Jake O'Neil[5]; 5. 1*- Chub Frank[9]; 6. B12- Kevin Weaver[3]; 7. 5- Don O'Neal[11]; 8. 6- Blake Spencer[7]; 9. 18b- Shannon Babb[14]; 10. B1- Brent Larson[10]; 11. F15- Jeremy Conaway[14]; 12. D2- Snooky Dehm[13]; 13. 89- Mike Spatola[2]; 14. 11- Gordy Gundaker[4]; 15. 51- Joey Moriarty[12]

Last Chance Showdown 3: 1. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[1]; 2. 30- Mike Glasscock[3]; 3. 14m- Morgan Bagley[12]; 4. 18- Eric Wells[7]; 5. 35- Derek Chandler[10]; 6. 5N- Dustin Nobbe[11]; 7. 7s- Jay Sparks[14]; 8. 4G- Bob Gardner[9]; 9. 9D- Daniel Flessner[13]; 10. 15v- Kolby Vanderbergh[2]; 11. 45H- Doug Hammer[8]; 12. C8- Timothy Culp[4]; 13. 1m- Mike Mataragas[5]; 14. 83- Scott Bull[6]; 15. 15- Matt Shannon[15]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash): Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Shane Clanton, Morgan Bagley, Frank Heckenast Jr.; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Ryan Unzicker; 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): Tim McCreadie; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Shane ClantonEdelbrock ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): Morgan Bagley; Cometic ($50 Cash): Morgan Bagley; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Kevin Weaver; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Chris Madden; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Rick Eckert; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Chris Madden; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Chub Frank; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate) :Eric Wells; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings):Brandon Sheppard; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Kody Evans; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Ryan Unzicker

SEASON WINNERS:

Brandon Sheppard- 11 (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, Fairbury American Legion Speedway on July 30)

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 Points Trail By
1 1 Brandon Sheppard 3742 0
2 44 Chris Madden 3484 258
3 91 Tyler Erb 3474 268
4 25 Shane Clanton 3470 272
5 9 Devin Moran 3408 334
6 7 Rick Eckert 3386 356
7 18 Eric Wells 3334 408
8 1* Chub Frank 3324 418
9 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. 3240 502
10 14M Morgan Bagley 3204 538
11 2C Joey Coulter 2856 886
12 3S Brian Shirley 2180 1562
13 22 Chris Ferguson 2040 1702
14 18C Chase Junghans 1858 1884
15 157 Mike Marlar 1530 2212
16 93 Donald Bradsher 1486 2256
17 116 Brandon Overton   1110 2632
18 40B Kyle Bronson 1104 2638
19 32 Bobby Pierce 1042 2700
20 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. 1012 2730

 

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