DIRTcar Nationals: Decker And Sheppard Winners At Volusia Speedway

Billy Decker. Photos by Jim DenHamer.

Billy Decker returned to his winning ways on Wednesday night in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Decker held off teammate and reigning NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Larry Wight and out-muscled Billy Pauch to come away with the checkered flag. Wight and Pauch ran side-by-side for nearly half the race while trying to run down Decker.

Brandon Shepherd.

For the DIRTcar Nationals Late Models, Brandon Sheppard won Wednesday night for his first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory of the year.

#91 Billy Decker and #99 Larry Wight.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds Recap:

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.679; 2. 99l-Larry Wight, 17.798; 3. 21a-Peter Britten, 17.927; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 17.963; 5. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.147; 6. 5-Ryan Godown, 18.157; 7. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.166; 8. 98t-Tyler Thompson, 18.285; 9. 30M-Joseph Watson, 18.352; 10. 72-Cass Bennett, 19.669.

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 92-Billy Decker, 17.870; 2. 18-Anthony Perrego, 18.033; 3. 42p-Pat Ward, 18.155; 4. 88-Mat Williamson, 18.264; 5. 65-Scott Hitchen, 18.267; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.358; 7. 21-Yan Bussiere, 18.481; 8. 35c-Mario Clair, 18.517; 9. 881-Dave Allen, 18.587; 10. 42-Kyle Sheldon, 18.702.

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.783; 2. 9t-Will Thomas, 17.845; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph, 18.225; 4. 2L-Jack Lehner, 18.362; 5. 46-Jeremy Smith, 18.386; 6. 118-Jim Britt, 18.628; 7. 44R-Russell Morseman, 18.773; 8. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.843; 9. 1g-Darwin Greene, 18.910; 10. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky, 19.098.

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 7-Rick Laubach, 17.813; 2. 1-Billy Pauch, 17.892; 3. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 18.190; 4. 5st-Tyler Siri, 18.205; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 18.268; 6. 3-Justin Haers, 18.345; 7. 33-Marc Johnson, 18.668; 8. 35-Francois Bellemare, 18.674; 9. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 18.676.

Billy Decker.

Left: #3 Justin Haer, #46 Jeremy Smith, and #27 Danny Johnson. Right: #118 Jim Britt and #21 Peter Britten.

Heat 1: 1. 99l-Larry Wight; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen; 3. 21a-Peter Britten; 4. 19-Tim Fuller; 5. 111-Demetrios Drellos; DNQ 5-Ryan Godown; 7. 20-Brett Hearn; 8. 98t-Tyler Thompson; 9. 30M-Joseph Watson; 10. 72-Cass Bennett.

Heat 2: 1. 91-Billy Decker; 2. 18-Anthony Perrego; 3. 88-Mat Williamson; 4. 42p-Pat Ward; 5. 21-Yan Bussiere; DNQ 56-Scott Hitchens; 7. 42-Kyle Sheldon; 8. 35c-Mario Clair; 9. 88a-Dave Allen; DNF 8-Rich Scagliotta.

Heat 3: 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph; 3. 9t-Will Thomas; 4. 46-Jeremy Smith; 5. 118-Jim Britt; DNQ 2L-Jack Lehner; 7. 1g-Darwin Greene; 8. 44R-Russell Morseman; 9. 23-Kyle Coffey; 10. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky.

Heat 4: 1. 7-Rick Laubach; 2. 1-Billy Pauch; 3. 19m-Jessey Mueller; 4. 5st-Tyler Siri; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson; DNQ 3-Justin Haers; 7. 33-Marc Johnson; 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher; 9. 35-Francois Bellemare.

#20 Brett Hearn and #7 Rick Laubach.

Left: #99 Larry Wight and #1 Billy Pauch. Right: #42 Pat Ward and #25 Erick Randpolph.

Last Chance Showdown #1: 1. 5-Ryan Godown [1]; 2. 20-Brett Hearn [3]; 3. 35c-Mario Clair [6]; DNQ 65-Scott Hitchens [2]; 5. 98t-Tyler Thompson [5]; 6. 42-Kyle Sheldon [4]; 7. 30M-Joseph Watson [7]; 8. Dave Allen [8]; DNS Bennett; Scagliotta.

Last Chance Showdown #2: 1. 3-Justin Haers [2]; 2. 2L-Jack Lehner [1]; 3. 23-Kyle Coffey [7]; DNQ 48t-Dave Rauscher [6]; 5. 35-Francois Bellemare [8]; 6. 1g-Darwin Greene [3]; 7. 44R-Russell Morseman [5]; 8. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky [9]; DNF 33-Marc Johnson [4].

Billy Decker.

Feature (30 laps): 1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 99l-Larry Wight [2]; 3. 1-Billy Pauch [3]; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego [6]; 5. 42p-Pat Ward [14]; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph [5]; 7. 9s-Matt Sheppard [4]; 8. 20-Brett Hearn [23]; 9. 7-Rick Laubach [8]; 10. 88-Mat Williamson [10]; 11. 5-Ryan Godown [21]; 12. 21a-Peter Britten [9]; 13. 111-Demetrios Drellos [17]; 14. 118-Kim Britt [19]; 15. 44-Stewart Friesen [7]; 16. 27j-Danny Johnson [20]; 17. 19m-Jessey Mueller [12]; 18. 23-Kyle Coffey [26]; 19. 9t-Will Thomas [11]; 20. 2L-Jack Lehner [24]; 21. 35c-Mario Clair [25]; 22. 46-Jeremy Smith [15]; 23. 19-Tim Fuller [13]; 24. 3-Justin Haers [22}; 25. 21-Yan Bussiere [18]; DNS: 5st Tyler Siri [16].

#2 Brandon Overton, #49 Jonathan Davenport, and #20 Jimmy Owens.

Left: #17 Dale McDowell and #0 Scott Bloomquist. Right: #44 Chris Madden and #29 Darrell Lannigan.

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Recap:

Qualifying Flight A: 1. 7r-Kent Robinson, 15.887; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 16.097; 3. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 16.117; 4. 14-Josh Richards, 16.184; 5. 5-Don O’Neal, 16.202; 6. 58-Ivedent Lloyd, 16.419; 7. 2s-Dan Stone, 16.476; 8. 25-Shane Clanton, 16.504; 9. 29-Darrell Lanigan, 16.519; 10. 91-Tyler Erb, 16.535; 11. 99B-Boom Briggs, 16.571; 12. 51m-Joey Moriarty, 16.652; 13. 76-Blair Nothdurft, 16.705; 14. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 16.766; 15. 7m-Donald Mcintosh, 16.834; 16. 83-Scott James, 16.879; 17. 2-Brandon Overton, 16.94; 18. B1-Brent Larson, 16.995; 19. 99jr-Frank Heckenast, 17.028; 20. 11B-Stacy Boles, 17.236; 21. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 18.893; DNS. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald, NT .

Qualifying Flight B: 1. 17M-Dale McDowell, 15.895; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 15.931; 3. 44-Chris Madden, 15.961; 4. 18-Chase Junghans, 16.187; 5. 72-Mike Norris, 16.209; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens, 16.288; 7. 28-Dennis Erb, 16.322; 8. 36v-Kyle Hardy, 16.413; 9. 7-Ricky Weiss, 16.463; 10. 6m-Mike Marlar, 16.466; 11. 39-Tim McCreadie, 16.493; 12. 9-Devin Moran, 16.557; 13. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 16.585; 14. 3s-Brian Shirley, 16.59; 15. 16-Tyler Bruening, 16.591; 16. 1P-Earl Pearson, 16.735; 17. 12-Jason Jameson, 16.768; 18. 97-Cade Dillard, 16.852; 19. CO2-Tyler Clem, 16.879; 20. 6-Blake Spencer, 17.137; 21. 25h-Chuck Hummer, 17.51; 22. 53-Hillard Miller, 17.906 .

#14 Josh Richards and #0 Scott Bloomquist.

Left: #2 Brandon Overton, #40 Kyle Bronson, and #25 Shane Clanton. Right: #49 Jonathan Davenport and #7 Kent Robinson.

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 7r-Kent Robinson [1]; 2. 71-Hudson O’Neal [2]; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan [5]; 4. 5-Don O’Neal [3]; 5. 99B-Boom Briggs [6]; 6. 2-Brandon Overton [9]; 7. 7m-Donald Mcintosh [8]; 8. 2s-Dan Stone [4]; 9. 76-Blair Nothdurft [7]; 10. 16H-Mike Hammerle [11]; 11. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [10].

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [1]; 2. 14-Josh Richards [2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton [4]; 4. 91-Tyler Erb [5]; 5. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [3]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson [7]; 7. 51m-Joey Moriarty [6]; 8. B1-Brent Larson [9]; 9. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald [11]; 10. 11B-Stacy Boles [10]; 11. 83-Scott James [8].

Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 17M-Dale McDowell [1]; 2. 44-Chris Madden [2]; 3. 72-Mike Norris [3]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport [7]; 5. 7-Ricky Weiss [5]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [4]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie [6]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening [8]; 9. 12-Jason Jameson [9]; 10. CO2-Tyler Clem [10]; 11. 25h-Chuck Hummer [11].

Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist [1]; 2. 18-Chase Junghans [2]; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens [3]; 4. 36v-Kyle Hardy [4]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [6]; 6. 3s-Brian Shirley [7]; 7. 6m-Mike Marlar [5]; 8. 1P-Earl Pearson [8]; 9. 97-Cade Dillard [9]; 10. 6-Blake Spencer [10]; 11. 53-Hillard Miller [11].

Brandon Shepherd.

Left: #18 Chase Junghans and #5 Don O'Neal. Right: #9 Devin Moran and #2 Brandon Overton.

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer:  1. 2-Brandon Overton [3][-]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson [4][-]; 3. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [2][-]; 4. 7m-Donald Mcintosh [5][]; 5. 51m-Joey Moriarty [6][]; 6. B1-Brent Larson [8][$110]; 7. 83-Scott James [14][$110]; 8. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald [10][$110]; 9. 76-Blair Nothdurft [9][$110]; 10. 2s-Dan Stone [7][$110]; 11. 11B-Stacy Boles [12][$110]; 12. 99B-Boom Briggs [1][]; 13. 16H-Mike Hammerle [11][$110]; 14. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [13][$110].

Last Chance Showdown 2 (10 Laps): 1. 9-Devin Moran [2][-]; 2. 3s-Brian Shirley [4][-]; 3. 28-Dennis Erb [3][-]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss [1][]; 5. 6m-Mike Marlar [6][]; 6. 39-Tim McCreadie [5][$110]; 7. 12-Jason Jameson [9][$110]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening [7][$110]; 9. 97-Cade Dillard [10][$110]; 10. 1P-Earl Pearson [8][$110]; 11. CO2-Tyler Clem [11][$110]; 12. 6-Blake Spencer [12][]; 13. 53-Hillard Miller [14][$110]; 14. 25h-Chuck Hummer [13][$110].

Left: #29 Darrell Lannigan and #3 Brian Shirley. Right: #36 Kyle Hardy and #72 Michael Norris.

Late Models Top 3: Don O’Neal, Brandon Shepherd, and Josh Richards.

Feature (50 laps): 1. Brandon Sheppard ($10,000); 2. Don O’Neal; 3. Josh Richards; 4. Chase Junghans; 5. Jonathan Davenport; 6. Dale McDowell; 7. Darrell Lanigan; 8. Brian Shirley; 9. Shane Clanton; 10. Chris Madden; 11. Hudson O’Neal; 12. Kent Robinson; 13. Devin Moran; 14. Brandon Overton; 15. Jimmy Owens; 16. Kyle Bronson; 17. Kyle Hardy; 18. Dennis Erb Jr.; 19. Scott James; 20. Brent Larson; 21. Mike Norris; 22. Scott Bloomquist; 23. Tyler Erb; 24. Ricky Weiss; 25. Mike Marlar; 26. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.; 27. Blake Spencer.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

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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