Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard visited the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to enter preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the 80-car field divided into two groups, Sheppard clocked in ninth-fastest in his group before picking up a heat race win. Starting the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature in fifth, Brandon improved two spots in the 25-lapper to finish third. He followed Johnny Scott and Nick Hoffman across the line with Bobby Pierce and Jonathan Davenport rounding out the Top-5. (Jacy Norgaard photo)
Earning the fifth-starting position for his heat race on Thursday, Brandon edged his way into the $54,000-to-win World 100 with the third-and-final transfer spot. Starting in 16th, Sheppard faded two spots in the 100-lap affair to record an 18th-place outing.
For the 50th annual World 100 on Friday evening, Sheppard’s third-place finish in his heat race placed him fourth on the starting grid for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon clawed forward one spot to score a third-place finish. He trailed Gregg Satterlee and Bobby Pierce to the checkers with Nick Hoffman and Tim McCreadie completing the Top-5 finishers.
On Saturday, Brandon went from third-to-first in his heat, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the $53,000-to-win finale. After pitting on lap 49 to replace a flat left-rear tire, Sheppard charged from the tail to finish sixth in the 100-lap affair.
For complete results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.