Friday, 22 June 2018

Sheppard Comes on Late to Win Duel at the Demon 100 at Brewerton Speedway

Uses Bottom Lane to Pass Decker and then Wight in the Closing Laps for Ninth Series Win of Season

By MIKE MALLETT

DirtTrackDigest.com

BREWERTON, NY – Sept. 15, 2017 – It was a wild night at the Brewerton Speedway as Matt Sheppard continued his solid form taking home his ninth Super DIRTcar Series triumph of the 2017 racing season. The Waterloo, N.Y., driver did it the hard way by first passing Brewerton Speedway track champion and Super DIRTcar Series high-point man Billy Decker before working over Larry Wight in the final ten laps to pass him as well for his 56th career series win in the Duel at the Demon 100.

Read more: Sheppard Picks Up Win Number 9 at Brewerton

Matt Sheppard Picks up Eighth Win of Season at LeRPM Speedway

SAINT-MARCEL-DE-RICHELIEU, QUE. — Sept. 9, 2017 — finishing 21st at Autodrome Granby the night before, Sheppard lowered the track record mark during qualifying and would go on to pick up a heat race win. Sheppard headed into the redraw as the driver to beat. Sheppard would start the 100-lap feature from the 11th position and worked his way through to take the lead on lap 88. The masterful driver through the field leads to Sheppard’s seventh win in the last Super DIRTcar Series nine races and his eighth win of the 2017 season. Larry Wight, Jimmy Phelps, David Hebert and Tim Fuller rounded out the top-five.

Read more: Sheppard wins at LeRPM Speedway

Larry Wight Scores Second Super DIRTcar Series Victory of 2017

GRANBY, QUE — Sept. 8, 2017 — Lightning Larry Wight struck for his second Super DIRTcar Series victory of the 2017 season at Autodrome Granby over Steve Bernard, Billy Decker, Pat Ward and Max McLaughlin.

The Series moves onto RPM Speedway on Saturday, September 9, 2017. For live audio coverage, tune into DIRTVision.com

Read more: Larry Wight Wins at Granby

Sheppard Returns to Victory Lane at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — Sept. 4, 2017 — Matt Sheppard gets back into Victory Lane during the Labor Day 100 at Weedsport Speedway. Sheppard survived a late race onset from driver of the No. 44 Stewart Friesen to pick up his seventh Super DIRTcar Series win of the season. This win marks Sheppard’s second consecutive Labor Day 100 victory. Read more: Sheppard Wins Labor Day 100 at Weedsport

Brett Hearn Ends Super DIRTcar Series Winless Drought with $17,500 Triumph at Lebanon Valley Speedway

Sheppard’s Series Win Streak Broken at Five with 10th Place Finish

By MIKE MALLETT

DirtTrackDigest.com

WEST LEBANON, NY – August 31 2017 – All it took for Brett Hearn to end his Super DIRTcar Series winless streak was a trip home. The Sussex, N.J., dominated the Mr. Dirt Track USA feature at the Lebanon Valley Speedway for his 121st career series win and his first since August, 23, 2015 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Read more: Brett Hearn Wins at Lebanon Valley

Matt Sheppard Tames Ohsweken For Fifth Consecutive Win

Chad Brachmann Nearly Steals Repeat Ohsweken Victory in Rain Delayed Feature

OHSWEKEN, ON, CAN – August 24, 2017 – The first 49 laps of the Triple Crown Showdown were a side-by-side battle between polesitter Larry Wight and front row starter Chad Brachmann, but the final 25 laps were all Matt Sheppard on Thursday night at Ohsweken Speedway. The reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion took the lead from Brachmann on lap 50 following a restart and couldn’t be stopped on the way to his fifth straight Series victory. Brachmann finished second after winning the Series’ inaugural event at Ohsweken in 2015. 

The race provided an interesting set of circumstances for the field of 25 drivers in attendance. A late evening rain and mist after all heat race competition had been completed led to a 45-minute rain delay. The track crew kept the racing surface in order and the Big-Block veterans of the Super DIRTcar Series produced a thrilling show when the green flag waved just after 11:00pm before Sheppard drove from 12th to earn the win.

Read more: Matt Sheppard Tames Ohsweken For Fifth Consecutive Win

Matt Sheppard Continues Hot Streak With Second Straight Bob St. Amand Memorial Win at Merrittville

Earns Fourth Consecutive Series Win

MERRITTVILLE, ON, CAN – August 9, 2017 – Matt Sheppard drove past Gary Lindberg in the outside lane following a lap 81 restart to take the lead on lap 85 and then paced the final 16 laps to win his second straight Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 at Merrittville Speedway on Wednesday night.

The victory was also his fourth straight with the Super DIRTcar Series and second in as many nights after he also won Tuesday at Ransomville Speedway. Lindberg, a Merrittville weekly 358 (Small Block) Modified regular, gave everything he had to keep pace with Sheppard, but came up 1.203 seconds short of his first career Series victory.

Read more: Matt Sheppard Continues Hot Streak With Second Straight Bob St. Amand Memorial Win at Merrittville

Matt Sheppard Scores First Career Ransomville Win at Summer Nationals

Extends Series Win Streak to Three Races

RANSOMVILLE, NY – August 8, 2017 – Matt Sheppard was the third and final leader after he took the point position from Billy Decker on lap 49 and led the remaining 52 laps to win his third straight Super DIRTcar Series race in the 33rd Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday night. The victory was also Sheppard’s first career win at Ransomville and prevented rival Stewart Friesen from winning the event for the third straight year at his childhood track. 

“I’ve won a lot of races at a lot of different racetracks, but Ransomville was never one of them,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “We were so close last year. Me and Stewie (Friesen) had a heck of a battle (last year). It just feels great to finally get to Victory Lane here, especially in such a special event.”

Read more: Matt Sheppard Scores First Career Ransomville Win at Summer Nationals

Matt Sheppard Gets a Historic Super DIRTcar Series Win at Autodrome Drummond

Sheppard Sweeps Quebec Swing as Pair of Locals Complete the Podium

By Martin Belanger

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, CAN – July 26, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series regular went to battle with the top local runners of Autodrome Drummond as the Series wrapped up its first swing through Quebec in 2017. Matt Sheppard brought out the broom as he won at Autodrome Drummond to complete the sweep. The other two steps of the podium at Drummond were occupied by local talents Steve Bernier and Steve Bernard.

Read more: Sheppard Completes Quebec Sweep With Drummond Win

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: Peter Britten Makes History at Sharon

Britten Dashes From 20th to Become First Australian Super DIRTcar Series Feature Winner

HARTFORD, OH – July 20, 2017 – Peter Britten created a little piece of Super DIRTcar Series history on Thursday night. Britten came from the 20th starting position and then used a slidejob in turns three and four to take the lead from Matt Sheppard following a lap 54 restart. The Brisbane, Queensland, Australia native led the final 46 laps and held off Stewart Friesen on a restart with 12 laps to go to earn the first Super DIRTcar Series win of his career in the Buckeye Ground Pounder 100 at Sharon Speedway. Britten also becomes the first Australian driver to win a Super DIRTcar Series Feature event. 

“I can’t believe it. It’s amazing,” Britten said in Victory Lane. “We had a good car, rolling around and kept picking off cars one by one. I ran the middle and I’m like “man, my car’s pretty friggen good right now”. I just kept picking them off and I got to (Matt Sheppard) and I’m like “this will be the real test”. I was able to clear him and man, I don’t know if they were close to me. It’s unreal, a Super DIRTcar Series win at Sharon.”

Read more: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: Peter Britten Makes History at Sharon

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