Sheppard Conquers Rolling Wheels

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 Matt Sheppard Powers to First Super DIRTcar Series Win of the Season

Champ charges past Decker as Johnson surges from 13th to third at Rolling Wheels

By Julia Foy

ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – May 27, 2012 – Matt Sheppard patiently waited for an opportunity to pounce during Sunday night’s Super DIRTcar Series All-Star Weekend feature event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, then wasted no time when that chance arose.

Sheppard, the two-time and defending series champion, started behind pole-sitter Billy Decker in the 66-lap race and used a double-file restart on Lap 21 to surge to the lead, methodically work his way through traffic, and hold off the 28-car field to earn his first Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified points-paying victory of the year.

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Emotions Run High at Hall Inductions

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Emotional and Exhilarating Inductions Ceremony at The Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum

– Doiron, Bicknell & Johnson in as Drivers while Tobias, Colton, Kirkland, Alton and Carole Palmer honored for significant Contributions to the sport

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – May 27, 2012 – Hundreds of fans, media, family and friends all melded together nicely in the the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum to honor eight  greats who have made the sport of dirt track racing the spectacle it has become today. Among the splendor and artifacts of racing’s rich past and many powerful racing machines of era’s gone by, Ovide Doiron, Pete Bicknell & Jack Johnson were inducted as drivers along side Alton & Carole Palmer, Cheryl Kirkland, Billy Colton, & Dianne Tobias for their special contributions to the sport of dirt track racing. Also honored and acknowledged for their tireless efforts as ambassadors and stewards of racing, were standout motorsports announcer the voice of Northeast dirt modified racing, Shane Andrews & Hall of Fame curator, racing historian and pioneer, the incomparable Jack Speno.

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