Sheppard leads Super DIRTcar Series to Grandview
Big-Block Modifieds headline June 16 doubleheader
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 11, 2015 – Super DIRTcar Series point leader Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY, driver of the Heinke-Baldwin Racing/FX Caprara No. 9h, is looking to improve on past performances when the Big-Block Modifieds invade Grandview Speedway Tuesday, June 16 for the 18th annual Traffic Jam 60.
“We’re off to a good start this season, but Grandview is a track that I have never had any luck or success at,” Sheppard said. “We are going to work really hard to try and change that this year.”
Sheppard will have to contend some familiar rivals such as 2014 Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker, eight-time Series champion Brett Hearn, Stewart Friesen, Jimmy Phelps and Danny “The Doctor” Johnson of Rochester, NY. Johnson won the last Super DIRTcar Series event at Brockville Ontario Speedway to close within six points of Sheppard. He will also be up against a highly competitive group of Grandview regulars including Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Doug Manmiller.
The Big-Block Modifieds will be joined on the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill race card by the Grandview NASCAR 358 Modifieds. The Big-Block Modified 60-lap event offers a purse in excess of $30,000 paying $6,000-to-win.
Sheppard was second in the Series opener at Fulton Speedway and was a dominant winner at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and gained ground late for 10th at Brockville. He’s a multi-time feature winner at Canandaigua this season and recently pocketed $10,000 in a 100-lap special event at Utica-Rome Speedway.
General Admission ticket pricing for Tuesday, June 16 is $25/Adults, Children 6-11/$10. Kids 5-and-under admitted free.
Pit Gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand Gates open at 5 p.m. Hot Laps begin at 6:45 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Race number five in the 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified is at Utica-Rome Speedway Wednesday, June 24.