Sheppard Faces New Challenge

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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.”

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Taking on Sharon Speedway

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Super DIRTcar Series to Take on Sharon Speedway for the First Time Ever 

By Mike Leone

Hartford, Ohio – Jan. 28, 2016 – Sharon Speedway is excited to announce a Modified doubleheader coming on Thursday, July 21 when the Super DIRTcar Series and the Renegades of Dirt for E-Mods take to the 3/8-mile dirt for the first time ever!

The Super DIRTcar Series is the premier traveling Big-Block Modified tour in the world. Not only will July 21 mark the first ever Super DIRTcar Series event at Sharon, but 10 years since they last appeared in the western Pa./eastern Ohio region with a 2006 visit to Lernerville Speedway. The event will be the region’s only appearance and will pay $6,000 to-win making it the richest Modified race in the history of Sharon. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds have been a weekly attraction at Sharon since 1981. The late Lou Blaney leads the all-time win list with 121 victories over active racer Rex King, who has upped his total to 51.

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