Photo Gallery: Sheppard Uses Last Lap Heroics To Win PDC At FALS

Photos by Jim DenHamer

Bobby Pierce led most of the final laps of the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday night. Taking over the lead on lap 26, Pierce worked through lap traffic and appeared to be poised to shake off the bridesmaid role.

Brandon Sheppard had not thrown in the towel, however. Driving almost the entire race without power steering, Sheppard mustered up enough strength to wheel past Pierce on the last lap, using the cushion to help get through the corners and the win. As Sheppard and Pierce battled, an opportunistic Mike Marlar moved into to capture Second. Pierce had to settle for Third.

Nick Hoffman collected another win in the UMP Modified class with Allen Weisser and Tyler Nicely rounding out the podium.

See Jim DenHamer’s full photo gallery here:

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Race Results: Prairie Dirt Classic, Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS), July 27, 2019. 

UMP Late Models

B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 12-Ashton Winger, [2]; 2. 29-Darrell Lanigan, [1]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [6]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Sr, [10]; 5. 4-Bob Gardner, [8]; 6. 84-Myles Moos, [4]; 7. 1M-Mike Mataragas, [5]; 8. 25F-Jason Feger, [7]; 9. 28M-Jimmy Mars, [17]; 10. 31AUS-Paul Stubber, [9]; 11. 11JR-Justin Reed, [11]; 12. 77-Tyler Dietz, [15]; 13. 9Z-Lyle Zanker, [14]; 14. 25D-Jonathan Davenport, [3]; 15. 97-Cade Dillard, [13]; 16. 9D-Daniel Flessner, [12]; 17. 6S-Blake Spencer, [16]; 18. 44-Mike McGuire, [19]; (DNS) 09-Cullen Breeden,

B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 18J-Chase Junghans, [2]; 2. 71-Hudson O’Neal, [4]; 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [1]; 4. 42-Mckay Wenger, [3]; 5. 6-Tim McCreadie, [8]; 6. 35-Derek Chandler, [7]; 7. 32S-Chris Simpson, [14]; 8. 22S-Gregg Satterlee, [17]; 9. 10S-Scott Schmitt, [11]; 10. 21B-Rich Bell, [13]; 11. 15-Kolby Vandebergh, [15]; 12. 111-Steven Roberts, [12]; 13. 79W-Greg Wagner, [9]; 14. 25K-Bill Kettering, [19]; 15. J12-Jason Wagner, [5]; (DNS) 7S-Jay Sparks, ; (DNS) 4G-Kody Evans, ; (DNS) 22B-Jonathan Brauns, ; (DNS) 10-Paul Parker,

B Feature 3 (20 Laps): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens, [1]; 2. 77M-Jay Morris, [2]; 3. 25W-Allen Weisser, [13]; 4. 89-Mike Spatola, [4]; 5. 7T-Steve Thorsten, [6]; 6. 51M-Joey Moriarity, [11]; 7. 2-Allen Murray, [5]; 8. 14V-Victor Benedetto, [17]; 9. 87-Derek Doll, [10]; 10. 12C-Jeff Curl, [9]; 11. 14-Glen Thompson, [16]; 12. 26M-Brent McKinnon, [7]; 13. B1-Brent Larson, [12]; 14. B12-Kevin Weaver, [8]; 15. 99RT-Ricky Thornton Jr, [3]; 16. 1E-Tyler Erb, [14]; (DNS) 61-Curtis Radke, ; (DNS) 15S-Matt Shannon,

A Feature 1 (100 Laps): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard, [2]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar, [6]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce, [3]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss, [12]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker, [13]; 6. 25-Shane Clanton, [1]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, [15]; 8. 22-Chris Ferguson, [4]; 9. 3S-Brian Shirley, [10]; 10. 18J-Chase Junghans, [18]; 11. 75-Billy Drake, [7]; 12. 97-Cade Dillard, [23]; 13. 29-Darrell Lanigan, [20]; 14. 20-Jimmy Owens, [19]; 15. 71-Hudson O’Neal, [21]; 16. 40B-Kyle Bronson, [14]; 17. 99B-Boom Briggs, [9]; 18. 28-Dennis Erb Jr, [8]; 19. 12-Ashton Winger, [17]; 20. 18-Shannon Babb, [11]; 21. 7R-Kent Robinson, [16]; 22. 9-Devin Moran, [5]; 23. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [25]; 24. 77M-Jay Morris, [22]; 25. B1-Brent Larson, [24]; 26. 6S-Blake Spencer, [27]; 27. B12-Kevin Weaver, [26]

UMP Modifieds

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 99W-Chris Arnold, [6]; 2. 15-Chris Smith, [1]; 3. A9-AJ May, [5]; 4. 77-Ray Bollinger, [3]; 5. 7L-Jay Ledford, [7]; 6. 47-Collin Thirlby, [4]; 7. 3-Mike Brooks, [9]; 8. 7R-Dan Rork, [11]; 9. 14-Michael Thayer, [16]; 10. 35-Jason Hastings, [15]; 11. 12-Richard Craven, [14]; 12. 19-Tait Davenport, [2]; 13. 57-Mark Grosvenor, [10]; 14. 69SR-Jim Farris, [12]; 15. K67-Ian Keller, [8]; 16. 10J-Steve Jones, [13]; 17. 148-Gabe Menser, [19]; (DNS) 74J-Jeff Sanford, ; (DNS) 1W-Bob Pohlman,

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 25S-Jacob Steinkoenig, [8]; 2. 37-Michael Ledford, [5]; 3. C40-Mike Chasteen Jr, [1]; 4. 45-Kyle Hammer, [17]; 5. 87-David Shain, [4]; 6. 42-Paul Niznik, [3]; 7. 777-Trevor Neville, [15]; 8. 18P-Billy Puckett, [11]; 9. 64-Dawson Cook, [13]; 10. 31-Mark Anderson, [6]; 11. 22W-Wade Wenthe, [9]; 12. 1-Nash Hilmes, [12]; 13. 83-Kasey Schrock, [2]; 14. 59R-Jacob Rexing, [7]; 15. MB4-Marty Lindeman, [18]; (DNS) 94-Tom Pasek, ; (DNS) 77B-Brandon Bollinger, ; (DNS) 555-Nick Neville,

A Feature 1 (40 Laps): 1. 2-Nick Hoffman, [2]; 2. 25W-Allen Weisser, [3]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely, [1]; 4. 18-Jeffrey Ledford, [4]; 5. K9-Will Krup, [5]; 6. 21D-Danny Schwartz, [12]; 7. 5C-Curt Spalding, [6]; 8. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [14]; 9. C40-Mike Chasteen Jr, [22]; 10. 22C-Nick Clubb, [16]; 11. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [10]; 12. 8K-Levi Kissinger, [9]; 13. 77-Ray Bollinger, [21]; 14. 5-Steven Brooks, [15]; 15. 99W-Chris Arnold, [17]; 16. MB4-Marty Lindeman, [24]; 17. 69SR-Jim Farris, [23]; 18. 5S-Alan Stipp, [13]; 19. 15-Chris Smith, [19]; 20. 37-Michael Ledford, [20]; 21. 24H-Mike Harrison, [8]; 22. 25S-Jacob Steinkoenig, [18]; 23. 96M-Mike McKinney, [7]; 24. 3L-Jeff Leka, [11]

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Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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