Sheppard Wins Barn Burner at DCN

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Sheppard Wins DIRTcar Nationals Barn Burner on Thursday Night

Takes new team to Victory Lane in only the second start

By Mike Mallett

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Thursday night’s 30-lap Modified DIRTcar Nationals main-event at Volusia Speedway Park came down to a battle between two of the best Super DIRTcar Series drivers in the Northeast. Matt Sheppard and Larry Wight duked it out for the final 10 laps of the feature race with Sheppard coming out on top at the checkered flag.

Sheppard’s win came behind the wheel of his self-owned No. 9s Bicknell. The Waterloo, N.Y., driver split with Heinke-Baldwin Racing over the winter after a successful 2015 that saw him win the series title. This forced Sheppard to go in a different direction this year. Sheppard chose to start his own team and it quickly paid dividends as he marched to his seventh career DIRTcar Nationals triumph.

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2/18/2016 – DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Rick Laubach led much of Thursday night’s Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified feature during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, but it was a hard charging Matt Sheppard who powered past Laubach late in the feature to claim his first series win of the season. The win comes in just the second appearance for the reigning serie champion. 

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2/17/2016 – DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 – Tim Fuller battled Billy Dunn in the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds opener at Volusia, scoring the first series win of 2016. Fuller, who started the feature in third, battled to the lead by lap five. Dunn, who spent much of the night in second, battled after a mid-race caution and closed in on Fuller. After a side-by-side battle, Fuller moved to the high line and pulled away.

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