BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 19, 2016 – Rick Laubach got redemption Friday night at DIRTcar Nationals as he held off Matt Sheppard to score his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season. Laubach led much of the previous night’s feature but lost the top spot to Sheppard as he worked his way through lapped traffic. Sheppard, who won the previous night, finished in second with a late charging Alan Johnson finishing in third.
Laubach Battles Back at DIRTcar Nationals to Score Super DIRTcar Series Victory
Matt Sheppard battles late, comes .117 seconds short of second straight win
By Mike Mallett
BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb 19, 2016 – Rick Laubach watched the feature win slip away late in Thursday night’s 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified feature event at the Volusia Speedway Park. He gave up the lead in slower traffic and eventually finished in third behind Matt Sheppard and Larry Wight.
On Friday night of the DIRTcar Nationals, Laubach had a serious case of Deja Vu. He was leading late in the race with Sheppard closing fast as he battled heavy traffic. Unlike the night before, Laubach wasn’t tentative in traffic and he made the moves he had to in order to grab a Friday night win for the second year in a row. It’s his third career win in Florida and it came by mere feet over a hard charging Sheppard.