Sheppard Outduels Hearn For Five Mile Point Victory

Sheppard Outduels Hearn For Five Mile Point Victory

Reigning Series Champion Earns First Win of 2017

KIRKWOOD, NY – June 11, 2017 – Matt Sheppard took the lead from Tyler Siri on lap 16 and then held off polesitter Brett Hearn throughout a flurry of late-race restarts to win the Modified 67 at Five Mile Point Speedway on Sunday night. The Waterloo, NY native had to be strong in all aspects of the race as he raced from the sixth starting position to overtake Siri and never looked back despite Hearn’s numerous attempts to take over the top spot.

“This thing was spot on right from the drop of the green,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “I could just drive it straight around the racetrack like I was on the highway. It was just great from lap one. I didn’t really like seeing all those caution, but just tried to kept it straight and luckily kept enough tire and brought it back to Victory Lane.”

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6/11/17 – Five Mile Point Speedway

KIRKWOOD, NY – June 11, 2017 – Matt Sheppard took the lead from Tyler Siri on lap 16 and then held off polesitter Brett Hearn on a flurry of late-race restarts to win the Modified 67 anniversary at Five Mile Point Speedway. It was Sheppard’s first Super DIRTcar Series win of the season. Jimmy Phelps rounded out the podium for his second-top-five finish of the season. 

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