BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 17, 2018 – Brandon Sheppard sailed to his first victory with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in 2018 on the final night of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. With 44 of the best Late Model drivers in the country competing with the Series on Saturday, it wasn’t a straight shot to Victory Lane. Claiming the lead on lap 14, Sheppard had to fend off charges from Mike Marlar, Chris Madden and Rick Eckert.

Craftsman Club Feature (50 Laps) - 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [5]; 2. 44-Chris Madden [3]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [2]; 4. 7-Rick Eckert [18]; 5. 1r-Josh Richards [7]; 6. 1x-Chub Frank [27]; 7. 71-Hudson O'Neal [10]; 8. 17M-Dale McDowell [11]; 9. 9-Devin Moran [19]; 10. 39-Tim McCreadie [24]; 11. 25-Shane Clanton [23]; 12. 28-Dennis Erb [4]; 13. 0-Scott Bloomquist [1]; 14. 18c-Chase Junghans [16]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs [9]; 16. 54-David Breazeale [17]; 17. 14m-Morgan Bagley [28]; 18. 2c-Joey Coulter [22]; 19. 31-Tyler Millwood [6]; 20. 22-Chris Ferguson [29]; 21. 75-Colton Flinner [30]; 22. 20-Jimmy Owens [13]; 23. 40B-Kyle Bronson [12]; 24. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [14]; 25. 72-Mike Norris [20]; 26. 116-Brandon Overton [25]; 27. 5-Don O'Neal [21]; 28. 49-Jonathan Davenport [15]; 29. C8-Timothy Culp [8]

Hard Charger Award: 1x-Chub Frank[+21]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 31-Tyler Millwood, 16.035; 2. 28-Dennis Erb, 16.073; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening, 16.308; 4. 1r-Josh Richards, 16.36; 5. 99B-Boom Briggs, 16.406; 6. 5-Don O'Neal, 16.424; 7. 157-Mike Marlar, 16.491; 8. 71-Hudson O'Neal, 16.496; 9. 21jr-Billy Moyer, 16.53; 10. 2-Nick Hoffman, 16.588; 11. 84-Austin Smith, 16.623; 12. 25z-Mason Zeigler, 16.658; 13. 20-Jimmy Owens, 16.663; 14. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk, 16.703; 15. 14m-Morgan Bagley, 16.718; 16. 9-Devin Moran, 16.726; 17. 54-David Breazeale, 16.818; 18. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 16.857; 19. 14z-Zack McMillan, 16.898; 20. 75-Colton Flinner, 16.901; 21. 116-Brandon Overton, 17.083; 22. 33-Jeff Mathews, 17.734

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 16.029; 2. 44-Chris Madden, 16.075; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 16.257; 4. 18c-Chase Junghans, 16.279; 5. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 16.321; 6. C8-Timothy Culp, 16.323; 7. 72-Mike Norris, 16.354; 8. 25-Shane Clanton, 16.362; 9. 2c-Joey Coulter, 16.391; 10. 39-Tim McCreadie, 16.488; 11. 17M-Dale McDowell, 16.5; 12. 7-Rick Eckert, 16.531; 13. B1-Brent Larson, 16.62; 14. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 16.679; 15. 14-Darrell Lanigan, 16.739; 16. 1x-Chub Frank, 16.822; 17. 22-Chris Ferguson, 16.928; 18. 1P-Earl Pearson, 16.946; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.121; 20. 6-Blake Spencer, 17.152; 21. 51-Dean Carpenter, 17.194; 22. 14r-Reid Millard, 19.344

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 157-Mike Marlar [4]; 2. 31-Tyler Millwood [1]; 3. 99B-Boom Briggs [3]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens [7]; 5. 54-David Breazeale [9]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening [2]; 7. 116-Brandon Overton [11]; 8. 84-Austin Smith [6]; 9. 14z-Zack McMillan [10]; 10. 21jr-Billy Moyer [5]; 11. 14m-Morgan Bagley [8]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 28-Dennis Erb [1]; 2. 1r-Josh Richards [2]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal [4]; 4. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [7]; 5. 5-Don O'Neal [3]; 6. 9-Devin Moran [8]; 7. 2-Nick Hoffman [5]; 8. 75-Colton Flinner [10]; 9. 33-Jeff Mathews [11]; 10. 25z-Mason Zeigler [6]; 11. 7mm-Michael Maresca [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist [1]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3]; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell [6]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport [2]; 5. 2c-Joey Coulter [5]; 6. 22-Chris Ferguson [9]; 7. 72-Mike Norris [4]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 9. 51-Dean Carpenter [11]; 10. 14-Darrell Lanigan [8]; 11. B1-Brent Larson [7]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 44-Chris Madden [1]; 2. C8-Timothy Culp [3]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson [7]; 4. 18c-Chase Junghans [2]; 5. 7-Rick Eckert [6]; 6. 6-Blake Spencer [10]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie [5]; 8. 1P-Earl Pearson [9]; 9. 14r-Reid Millard [11]; 10. 1x-Chub Frank [8]; 11. 25-Shane Clanton [4]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 54-David Breazeale [1]; 2. 9-Devin Moran [4]; 3. 5-Don O'Neal [2]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening [3]; 5. 116-Brandon Overton [5]; 6. 2-Nick Hoffman [6]; 7. 14z-Zack McMillan [9]; 8. 75-Colton Flinner [8]; 9. 7mm-Michael Maresca [14]; 10. 33-Jeff Mathews [10]; 11. 14m-Morgan Bagley [13]; 12. 84-Austin Smith [7]; 13. 21jr-Billy Moyer [11]; 14. 25z-Mason Zeigler [12]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( Laps) - 1. 7-Rick Eckert [2]; 2. 72-Mike Norris [5]; 3. 2c-Joey Coulter [1]; 4. 22-Chris Ferguson [3]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 7. 1P-Earl Pearson [8]; 8. 51-Dean Carpenter [9]; 9. 14r-Reid Millard [10]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton [14]; 11. 6-Blake Spencer [4]; 12. 14-Darrell Lanigan [11]; 13. 1x-Chub Frank [12]; 14. B1-Brent Larson [13]

 

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