Sheppard Faces New Challenge as He Seeks Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Championships
Kicks off season at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 29, 2016 -Matt Sheppard, the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series champion, will have a different set of challenges than previous years when the series kicks-off at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Sheppard will pursue the 2016 series title piloting a car owned and operated by his own team after parting ways with Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR).
Sheppard drove for HBR for two seasons, capturing the 2015 series title over Billy Decker, who bested Sheppard in 2014. Sheppard scored four wins, 15 top fives and 23 top 10s, capturing his first series title since winning three in a row in 2010, ’11 and ’12.
“It was a great season for us,” the Waterloo, N.Y-native said. “We won a bunch of races, then capped it off with the series championship, not much more you can ask for.”