Fifth Race of Super DIRTcar Series Goes to Matt Sheppard
DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC – July 25, 2012 – Persistence pays off. It did for “Super Matt” Sheppard at Autodrome Drummond Tuesday, July 24, as he worked his way toward his second 2012 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series win.
Sheppard drew the fifth spot for the 100-lap feature, but started off on the wrong foot, falling from the top five soon after the green flag waved. However, through two lead changes and four cautions, he steadily gained ground in his JB Motorsports no. 9s FX Caprara Car Co./Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell entry and, finding the inside in lap 83, launched past then-leader Brett Hearn for the top spot. With fewer than 20 laps left, Hearn fought hard to regain his position, but Sheppard resisted and crossed the finish line victorious.