Granite City, IL
Sanction: UMP DIRTcar special events (non-touring) - $2,000
Information provided by: Patrick Davis, Jimmy Dearing and track reports (last updated September 21, 10:47 am)
B-Shepp caps off Tri-City tripleheader with $2,000
- Brandon Sheppard
- Bobby Pierce
- Michael Kloos
- Frank Heckenast Jr.
- Randy Korte
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Tim Manville
- Mark Burgtorf
- Billy Laycock
- Jason Perry
- Justin Asplin
- Allen Murray
- Brian Diveley
- Gordy Gundaker
- Chris Fischer
- Austin Rettig
- Bobby Martintoni
- Steve Lance Jr.
- Dustin Griffin
- Dillan White
- Mike Hammerle
- Rick Salter
Brandon Sheppard takes the checkered flag for the second time in three days.
What won the race: Polesitter Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., capped off a successful three-day stay at Tri-City Speedway with a victory in Saturday night's 30-lap UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature. The $2,000 score gave him two wins sandwiching a runner-up finish in the full-fender portion of the 3/8-mile track's Summit Modified Nationals.
Key notes: Sheppard reached the finish line ahead of Oakwood, Ill.'s Bobby Pierce, who went winless during the tripleheader but left Tri-City with the 2014 UMP DIRTcar Late Model national title secured. ... Thursday's race drew 42 entrants and 50 competed on Friday, but Saturday's field was down to 31. ... UMP Super Late Models served as the support division this weekend for Tri-City's Modified Mania. ... Saturday's UMP modified feature paid $5,000 to the winner.
On the move: Pierce started eighth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Sheppard's Rocket Chassis has a Pro Power engine and is sponsored by Valvoline, Kid's Castle Learning Center, Petroff Towing and Keyser Mfg.
Points chase: Entering Saturday's event, fifth-place finisher Randy Korte og Highland, Ill., had a 75-point lead in the track standings over Jim Shereck.
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Brandon Sheppard
Polesitter: Brandon Sheppard
Heat race winners: Brandon Sheppard, Tony Jackson Jr., Michael Kloos, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Consolation race winners: Justin Asplin
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.