Sheppard Outlasts Wight in Epic Volusia Finish
Two-time defending series champ wins UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit race for third straight year
BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 24, 2012 — It couldn’t have been more exciting if it was scripted.
Two-time defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard snared his first victory of the season Friday night in an epic battle with upstart Larry Wight in front of a packed crowd at Volusia Speedway Park. The duo swapped the lead numerous times throughout the 30-lap feature and each took advantage of the other’s miscue during a pair of late-race cautions.
“It would have been more exciting for me if it was less exciting,” Sheppard said. “Wow, what a race.
“Heck of a race with Larry Wight. We were trading back and forth, side by side. It was a lot of fun.”