Sheppard Continues Mastery Of Belle-Clair Speedway With Run From Eighth To Victory In ‘Photobilly 50’

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Sheppard Continues Mastery Of Belle-Clair Speedway With Run From Eighth To Victory In ‘Photobilly 50’

Wins Second Straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series Race, Third Consecutive Major Event At Illinois Bullring

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

BELLEVILLE, IL – Sept. 13, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard has Belle-Clair Speedway figured out.

The fast-rising 20-year-old star from New Berlin, Ill., continued his mastery of the unique one-fifth-mile bullring on Friday night, marching forward from the eighth starting spot to capture the World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Photobilly 50’ for the second consecutive year.

It was the third straight major-event victory at Belle-Clair for Sheppard, who also won the demanding track’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals A-Main earlier this year en route to being crowned the ‘Hell Tour’ champion for the first time in his career.

One year after driving Mark Richards’s Rocket Chassis house car No. 1 to his first-ever WoO LMS triumph in the inaugural Photobilly 50, Sheppard steered his family-owned Rocket No. b5 past the famed blue No. 1 – now driven by WoO LMS points leader Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va. – for the lead on lap 24 and never looked back. He turned back a late threat from Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., to record his second win of the season and the third of his career on the national tour.

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Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Photobilly 50’ at Belle-Clair Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (8) Brandon Sheppard/50 $10,050
2. (6) Shane Clanton/50 $5,550
3. (11) Rick Eckert/50 $3,650
4. (3) Shannon Babb/50 $2,500
5. (1) Brian Shirley/50 $2,000
6. (24) Bobby Pierce/50 $2,400
7. (20) Bub McCool/50 $1,950
8. (15) Billy Moyer/50 $1,400
9. (19) Morgan Bagley/50 $2,050
10. (2) Tim Fuller/50 $1,750
11. (13) Billy Moyer Jr./50 $1,200
12. (18) Ryan Unzicker/50 $1,250
13. (16) Tyler Reddick/50 $1,200
14. (12) Eric Wells/50 $1,750
15. (7) Jason Feger/50 $1,200
16. (10) Chub Frank/50 $1,750
17. (4) Darrell Lanigan/48 $1,850
18. (22) Daryn Klein/34 $1,250
19. (5) Josh Richards/34 $1,850
20. (14) Matt Taylor/29 $1,200
21. (23) Tim McCreadie/20 $1,850
22. (9) Randy Korte/13 $1,200
23. (17) Rick Salter/6 $1,225
24. (21) Brent Kreke/6 $1,200

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 32 Mins., 11.636 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 7 (laps 6, 13, 21, 30, 34, 39, 43)
Lap Leaders: Shirley (1-13); Richards (14-23); Sheppard (24-50)
Provisional Starters: McCreadie, Pierce
Rookie of the Race: Bagley ($250)
WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Pierce ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group ‘A’

1. 3s-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL 11.253
2. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 11.315
3. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 11.414
4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 11.442
5. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 11.535
6. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 11.568
7. 81-Randy Korte/Highland, IL 11.694
8. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 11.707
9. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 11.709
10. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 11.729
11. 1s-Rick Salter/Aviston, IL 11.888
12. 24T-Matt Taylor/Springfield, IL 11.939
13. 33-Steve Lampley/Benton, IL 11.968
14. 27M-Rodney Melvin/Benton, IL 11.973
15. 13-Brent Kreke/Fairview Heights, IL 11.981
16. 30-Mark Voigt/Marine, IL 12.008
17. 22-Charlie McKenna/Clear Lake, IA 12.193
18. 42-Steve Lach/Brownstown, IL 12.206
19. 27s-Mike Schulte/Summerfield, IL
20. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 12.401
21. 10-Rick Standridge/Collinsville, IL 12.419
22. 32G-Vince Grondzki/Belleville, IL 12.518
23. 27-Greg Kimmons/Pleasant Plains, IL 12.566
24. 12-Richie Standridge/Caseyville, IL 12.970

Group ‘B’

1. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 11.515
2. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 11.570
3. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 11.615
4. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 11.769
5. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 11.778
6. 18b-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 11.790
7. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 11.851
8. 6K-Michael Kloos/Trenton, IL 11.858
9. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 11.865
10. 11-Tyler Reddick/DuQuoin, IL 11.897
11. 24U-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, IL 11.999
12. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 12.072
13. 25M-Frankie Martin/Tamaroa, IL 12.155
14. 10K-Daryn Klein/Fairview Heights, IL 12.187
15. T4-Adam Tischhauser/Greenville, IL 12.274
16. 12T-Dave Thornton/Trenton, IL 12.286
17. 87-Jason Zobrist/Highland, IL 12.290
18. 95-Andrew Johns/Belleville, IL 12.357
19. 45-C.J. Simpson/O’Fallon, IL 12.418
20. 22-Daniel Jacober/Highland, IL 12.454
21. 316-Garrett Russell/Worden, IL 12.588
22. 66-Jim Gibson/O’Fallon, IL 12.796
23. 21T-Trevor Thornton/Trenton, IL 13.291

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Shirley, Fuller, Korte, Moyer Jr., Salter, Kreke, McCreadie, Schulte, Rick Standridge, Kimmons, McKenna, Lampley

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Feger, Lanigan, Frank, Taylor, Erb, Bagley, Voigt, Melvin, Lach, Richie Standridge, Hammerle, Grondzki

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Clanton, Richards, Eckert, Moyer, Unzicker, Zobrist, Tischhauser, Martin, Simpson, T. Thornton, Pierce, Russell

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Sheppard, Babb, Wells, Reddick, Klein, McCool, Johns, Jacober, Thornton, Gibson, Kloos

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Salter, Bagley, Kreke, Melvin, Erb, Hammerle, Lach, McKenna, Schulte, Kimmons, Richie Standridge, Grondzki, McCreadie, Lampley, Rick Standridge, Voigt

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Unzicker, McCool, Klein, Johns, Zobrist, Tischhauser, D. Thornton, Simpson, Jacober, Gibson, Russell, T. Thornton, Martin, Pierce

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal:

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Dennis Erb Jr.
Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner): Rick Salter/Ryan Unzicker
VP Race Fuels ‘Nice Jugs’ Award: (One VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main): Dennis Erb Jr.
Wrisco Aluminum (3 sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner only): Brandon Sheppard
Armor All (One case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main): Brandon Sheppard
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Shane Clanton
QuarterMaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Brandon Sheppard
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Brandon Sheppard
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Bobby Pierce
Roush Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Bobby Pierce
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Bobby Pierce
Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Bobby Pierce
American Race Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
VP Race Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Edelbrock Manifolds ($50 cash to 9th-finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Fuller
XS Power ($60 product certificate to 11th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer Jr.
Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Ryan Unzicker
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Super Flow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
QuarterMaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Jason Feger
JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 16th-place finisher in A-Main, redeemable w/next purchase of set): Chub Frank
Klotz Lubricants ($50 cash to 17th-place finisher in A-Main): Daryn Klein
Roush Yates ($50 gift card to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Daryn Klein
QuarterMaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Matt Taylor
Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Matt Taylor
JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher in A-Main, redeemable w/next purchase of set): Tim McCreadie
Roush Yates ($50 gift card to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Salter
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Salter
XS Power ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Brandon Sheppard
Roush Yates ($25 gift card to driver who leads most laps in the A-Main): Brandon Sheppard
Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Bub McCool