Brandon Sheppard Scores Five-In-A-Row With Duck River Win

Brandon Shepherd. (Photos by Jim DenHamer)

Brandon Sheppard won his 42nd Feature all-time and fifth in-a-row with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Friday night at Duck River Raceway Park, holding off the rejuvenated Chase Junghans and invader Tanner English to the checkered flag.

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Qualifying Flight-A 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 12.904; 2. 14-Josh Richards, 12.942; 3. 157-Mike Marlar, 12.954; 4. 8-Jacob Hawkins, 12.958; 5. 61-Caleb Ashby, 12.963; 6. 32-Bobby Pierce, 12.964; 7. 7-Ricky Weiss, 12.995; 8. 50-Shanon Buckingham, 13.062; 9. 2-Brandon Overton, 13.098; 10. 17r-Brad Skinner, 13.115; 11. 25-Shane Clanton, 13.192; 12. J0-John Ownbey, 13.32; 13. 36v-Kyle Hardy, 13.362; 14. 29h-Christian Hanger, 13.534; 15. 16-Tyler Bruening, 13.572; 16. 98-Eric Hickerson, 13.614; 17. 27-Joe Denby, 13.891; 18. 7n-Clint Nichols, NT; DNS. OF-Farrell Skelton, NT

Qualifying Flight-B 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 13.006; 2. 212-Josh Putnam, 13.007; 3. 22-Tanner English, 13.031; 4. 44-Chris Madden, 13.059; 5. 13-Scott Cook, 13.088; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 13.15; 7. 33-David Brannon, 13.206; 8. 97-Cade Dillard, 13.215; 9. 99B-Boom Briggs, 13.242; 10. 1m-Devin Moran, 13.266; 11. 28-Dennis Erb, 13.34; 12. B1-Brent Larson, 13.353; 13. 5-Don O’Neal, 13.355; 14. 29-Darrell Lanigan, 13.384; 15. 97c-Michael Chilton, 13.413; 16. 3s-Brian Shirley, 13.44; 17. 18s-David Seibers, 13.676; 18. 6-Blake Spencer, 13.956

For the lead (#1) Brandon Shepherd and (#18) Chase Junghans

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 18-Chase Junghans [1]; 2. 7-Ricky Weiss [4]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton [6]; 4. 2-Brandon Overton [5]; 5. 61-Caleb Ashby [3]; 6. 36v-Kyle Hardy [7]; 7. 16-Tyler Bruening [8]; 8. 157-Mike Marlar [2]; 9. 27-Joe Denby [9]; 10. OF-Farrell Skelton [10]

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Josh Richards [1]; 2. 8-Jacob Hawkins [2]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce [3]; 4. 50-Shanon Buckingham [4]; 5. J0-John Ownbey [6]; 6. 17r-Brad Skinner [5]; 7. 98-Eric Hickerson [8]; 8. 29h-Christian Hanger [7]; 9. 7n-Clint Nichols [9]

Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [1]; 2. 22-Tanner English [2]; 3. 33-David Brannon [4]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb [6]; 5. 13-Scott Cook [3]; 6. 5-Don O’Neal [7]; 7. 97c-Michael Chilton [8]; 8. 99B-Boom Briggs [5]; 9. 18s-David Seibers [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 44-Chris Madden [2]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson [3]; 3. 1m-Devin Moran [5]; 4. 29-Darrell Lanigan [7]; 5. B1-Brent Larson [6]; 6. 3s-Brian Shirley [8]; 7. 97-Cade Dillard [4]; 8. 212-Josh Putnam [1]; 9. 6-Blake Spencer [9]

(#36) Kyle Hardy and (#99) Boom Briggs

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer 1. J0-John Ownbey [2][]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar [7][]; 3. 36v-Kyle Hardy [3][]; 4. 61-Caleb Ashby [1][$110]; 5. 98-Eric Hickerson [6][$110]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening [5][]; 7. 17r-Brad Skinner [4][$110]; 8. 7n-Clint Nichols [10][$110]; 9. 29h-Christian Hanger [8][]; 10. 27-Joe Denby [9][]; 11. OF-Farrell Skelton [11][-]

Last Chance Showdown 2 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer 1. B1-Brent Larson [2][]; 2. 97-Cade Dillard [6][]; 3. 3s-Brian Shirley [4][]; 4. 5-Don O’Neal [3][$110]; 5. 97c-Michael Chilton [5][$110]; 6. 99B-Boom Briggs [7][]; 7. 18s-David Seibers [9][$110]; 8. 13-Scott Cook [1][$110]; 9. 212-Josh Putnam [8][]; 10. 6-Blake Spencer [10]

Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$10,000]; 2. 18-Chase Junghans [1][$5,000]; 3. 22-Tanner English [5][$3,000]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss [8][$2,500]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson [6][$2,000]; 6. 29-Darrell Lanigan [16][$1,700]; 7. 14-Josh Richards [4][$1,400]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton [9][$1,300]; 9. 1m-Devin Moran [12][$1,200]; 10. 2-Brandon Overton [13][$1,100]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb [14][$1,050]; 12. 3s-Brian Shirley [22][$1,000]; 13. 50-Shanon Buckingham [15][$950]; 14. 33-David Brannon [10][$900]; 15. 44-Chris Madden [2][$850]; 16. 97-Cade Dillard [20][$800]; 17. 99B-Boom Briggs [23][$770]; 18. B1-Brent Larson [18][$750]; 19. 36v-Kyle Hardy [21][$730]; 20. 157-Mike Marlar [19][$700]; 21. 32-Bobby Pierce [11][$700]; 22. J0-John Ownbey [17][$700]; 23. 8-Jacob Hawkins [7][$700]; 24. 6-Blake Spencer [24][$700] 

Hard Charger: 29-Darrell Lanigan[+10] 

Lap Leaders – 18 Chase Junghans: 1-9,11-25; 1 Brandon Sheppard: 10, 26-50.

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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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