Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers Steal Second Show at Eldora

ELDORA-650x330ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 10, 2016 – “Two” seemed to be the lucky number Friday night at the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers became the duo to win the double-feature program in front of a packed crowd.

The Big E’s 24-degree banking is where most of the battles were held during the first feature. The victory was not only Sheppard’s fourth of the year, but also a follow-up to Thursday night’s win. Sheppard is the most recent driver to sweep both preliminary nights of an event weekend at the track since Jonathan Davenport did it at the World 100 in 2015.

Sheppard ran a similar race as the night before. His No. B5 Best Performance Motorsports Rocket machine started on the outside of first position, and he eventually shut the door on the rest of the 24-car field within the first five laps. Sheppard cleared his car for the lead at turn four on lap four.

“We got lucky starting in the front row both nights, but we had a strong car tonight,” Sheppard said. “This is a new car for this track for us. We tried a bunch of different stuff and last night we found a setup that worked. We stuck with that.”

Chris Brown, who started the race in first, began to fall from the podium when the No. 28 McBride Mac/ V.O. Mack Truck Sales Black Diamond car of Dennis Erb Jr. undertook Brown on lap six. Erb thereon challenged Sheppard for the lead, sticking to the bottom of the track; Sheppard relied on sheer momentum on the outside. This battle went on for the remainder of the race, and despite the two cautions in the stretch, Erb could only close the gap to 0.065 seconds.

“I think we just out-tired the rest of the field,” Sheppard said. “I think having the right tires was the reason I could enter above the holes and stay up around the wall. I think that’s where we could keep our momentum.”

Bobby Pierce rounded-out the podium with a thrilling pass on Billy Moyer with 12 laps remaining. Pierce glided under Moyer through turn four in his No. 32 Allgayer Inc./ Champion Spark Plugs Bob Pierce machine, forcing Moyer to forfeit the spot. Moyer did not have the speed to fend-off Pierce’s push.

In the second feature, Landers had neither a front-row start nor the chance for a favorable restart to give him a clear path to the top. Greg Satterlee, who started on the outside of Scott Bloomquist in the front row, had a strong start much like Sheppard in the feature before. Satterlee maintained less than a half-second lead throughout the race – that is until Landers’ No. 777 Crop Production Services/ Bad Boy Mowers Bloomquist machine made his push with 11 laps remaining.

“This is awesome to win a race here,” Landers said. “I’m pumped-up to have this car and the crew worked their butts off to fix everything from last night. We rebuilt the car and worked toward a setup, and finally got one of them. We know [the setup] is good, but we were reluctant to put it on the car because we’ve been so good here through the years.”

Landers’ gamble paid off as he passed Satterlee’s No. 22 Satterlee Petroleum Distributors/ Keyser Manufacturing Rocket from the bottom of the track. Satterlee continued to fade, losing second place to Bloomquist’s No. 0 Crop Production Services/ Reese Monument Co. Bloomquist car in the final laps; Satterlee held on to third. This was Landers’ second win of the season.

The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers returns to action Saturday with a “don’t-want-to-miss” showing of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream. Gates open at 12 p.m. with hot laps scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers – Night 2
Friday, June 10, 2016
DIRTcar UMP Late Models

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[2] ; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [6] ; 3. 32P-Bobby Pierce[4] ; 4. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 5. 17M-Dale McDowell[11] ; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[24] ; 7. 3s-Brian Shirley[7] ; 8. 25C-Shane Clanton[16] ; 9. 21B-Chris Brown[1] ; 10. 44M-Chris Madden[21] ; 11. 25-Jason Feger[14] ; 12. 76-Brandon Overton[15] ; 13. C9-Steve Casebolt[10] ; 14. 20s-Rodney Sanders[17] ; 15. 101-Casey Roberts[5] ; 16. 1G-Devin Gilpin[9] ; 17. 1M-Mike Mataragas[20] ; 18. 50-Shanon Buckingham[19] ; 19. 1B-Mike Benedum[18] ; 20. 16-Tyler Bruening[22] ; 21. 7R-Kent Robinson[13] ; 22. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [8] ; 23. 97-Michael Chilton[23] ; 24. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[12]

A-Main 2 – (25 Laps)
1. 777-Jared Landers[3] ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[1] ; 3. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[2] ; 4. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[6] ; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[16] ; 6. 6-Jonathan Davenport[8] ; 7. 1-Josh Richards[10] ; 8. 11A-Austin Smith[11] ; 9. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[9] ; 10. 15-Jon Henry[5] ; 11. 5-Don O’Neal[4] ; 12. 28M-Jimmy Mars[14] ; 13. 6m-Wendell Wallace[19] ; 14. 15F-Steve Francis[17] ; 15. 75P-Terry Phillips[15] ; 16. 157-Mike Marlar[20] ; 17. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [13] ; 18. 55-Jeep VanWormer[21] ; 19. 18J-Chase Junghans[24] ; 20. 18-Shannon Babb[7] ; 21. 32-Chris Simpson[23] ; 22. 7B-Jeff Babcock[12] ; 23. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[22] ; 24. 12-Jason Jameson[18]

B-Feature 1 – (12 Laps)
1. 44M-Chris Madden[5] ; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[3] ; 3. 97-Michael Chilton[2] ; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[4] ; 5. 31-Nick Latham[9] ; 6. 15J-Scott James[7] ; 7. 33-Tim Manville[11] ; 8. 1GK-Ryan King[1] ; 9. 4-Brian Ligon[10] ; 10. 94-Austin Rettig[16] ; 11. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[13] ; 12. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [12] ; 13. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[15] ; 14. 21H-Robby Hensley[6] ; 15. 22*-GR Smith[14] ; 16. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[8]

B-Feature 2 – (12 Laps)
1. 55-Jeep VanWormer[1] ; 2. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 3. 32-Chris Simpson[8] ; 4. 18J-Chase Junghans[13] ; 5. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[2] ; 6. 41R-TJ Reaid[6] ; 7. 93-Jay Johnson[3] ; 8. 77-Gavin Landers[5] ; 9. 51-Jason Noll[12] ; 10. 42-Doug Sanders[9] ; 11. 4G-Kody Evans[14] ; 12. 22-Chris Ferguson[10] ; 13. 48L-Tim Lance[7] ; 14. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[11] ; 15. 99M-Devin Moran[15] ; 16. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[16]

Time Trials
1.44M-Chris Madden, 16.208; 2.5-Don O’Neal, 16.266; 3.3s-Brian Shirley, 16.356; 4.1-Josh Richards, 16.371; 5.76-Brandon Overton, 16.379; 6.22S-Gregg Satterlee, 16.389; 7.21B-Chris Brown, 16.402; 8.157-Mike Marlar, 16.406; 9.32P-Bobby Pierce, 16.443; 10.6-Jonathan Davenport, 16.452; 11.21-Billy Moyer, 16.493; 12.777-Jared Landers, 16.494; 13.B5-Brandon Sheppard, 16.495; 14.6m-Wendell Wallace, 16.568; 15.20-Jimmy Owens, 16.573; 16.15-Jon Henry, 16.600; 17.20s-Rodney Sanders, 16.605; 18.55-Jeep VanWormer, 16.630; 19.C9-Steve Casebolt, 16.639; 20.28M-Jimmy Mars, 16.656; 21.28-Dennis Erb Jr. , 16.671; 22.11A-Austin Smith, 16.673; 23.25Z-Mason Zeigler, 16.674; 24.0-Scott Bloomquist, 16.696; 25.99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. , 16.701; 26.18J-Chase Junghans, 16.719; 27.25-Jason Feger, 16.723; 28.18-Shannon Babb, 16.731; 29.50-Shanon Buckingham, 16.738; 30.33x-Ricky Thornton Jr, 16.739; 31.101-Casey Roberts, 16.783; 32.7B-Jeff Babcock, 16.791; 33.1G-Devin Gilpin, 16.792; 34.1P-Earl Pearson Jr., 16.793; 35.97-Michael Chilton, 16.794; 36.4G-Kody Evans, 16.795; 37.17M-Dale McDowell, 16.807; 38.99M-Devin Moran, 16.811; 39.15L-Darrell Lanigan, 16.838; 40.39-Tim McCreadie, 16.847; 41.31-Nick Latham, 16.874; 42.15F-Steve Francis, 16.898; 43.21H-Robby Hensley, 16.902; 44.22-Chris Ferguson, 16.908; 45.15J-Scott James, 16.944; 46.75P-Terry Phillips, 16.973; 47.21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. , 16.979; 48.32-Chris Simpson, 16.983; 49.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.985; 50.28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. , 16.995; 51.22*-GR Smith, 16.996; 52.41R-TJ Reaid, 16.997; 53.33-Tim Manville, 17.010; 54.48L-Tim Lance, 17.015; 55.1M-Mike Mataragas, 17.017; 56.11RS-Rusty Schlenk, 17.018; 57.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 17.142; 58.42-Doug Sanders, 17.145; 59.1B-Mike Benedum, 17.150; 60.12-Jason Jameson, 17.168; 61.16-Tyler Bruening, 17.227; 62.93-Jay Johnson, 17.268; 63.25C-Shane Clanton, 17.276; 64.51-Jason Noll, 17.382; 65.1GK-Ryan King, 17.384; 66.77-Gavin Landers, 17.510; 67.4-Brian Ligon, 17.549; 68.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 17.562; 69.3c-Charlie LaPlant, 17.697; 70.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 18.789; 71.94-Austin Rettig, 99.999;

Heat 1 – (10 Laps)
1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] ; 2. 32P-Bobby Pierce[3] ; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5] ; 4. 7R-Kent Robinson[7] ; 5. 20s-Rodney Sanders[2] ; 6. 1GK-Ryan King[9] ; 7. 44M-Chris Madden[4] ; 8. 31-Nick Latham[6] ; 9. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps)
1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 2. 5-Don O’Neal[4] ; 3. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[5] ; 4. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [7] ; 5. 15F-Steve Francis[6] ; 6. 55-Jeep VanWormer[2] ; 7. 77-Gavin Landers[9] ; 8. 42-Doug Sanders[8] ; 9. 18J-Chase Junghans[1]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps)
1. 3s-Brian Shirley[4] ; 2. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Feger[1] ; 5. 1B-Mike Benedum[8] ; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[5] ; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[6] ; 8. 4-Brian Ligon[9] ; 9. 22*-GR Smith[7]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps)
1. 18-Shannon Babb[1] ; 2. 777-Jared Landers[3] ; 3. 1-Josh Richards[4] ; 4. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 5. 12-Jason Jameson[8] ; 6. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[9] ; 7. 41R-TJ Reaid[7] ; 8. 22-Chris Ferguson[6] ; 9. 4G-Kody Evans[5]

Heat 5 – (10 Laps)
1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [2] ; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3] ; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[5] ; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[4] ; 5. 50-Shanon Buckingham[1] ; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[8] ; 7. 15J-Scott James[6] ; 8. 33-Tim Manville[7] ; 9. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[9]

Heat 6 – (10 Laps)
1. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[1] ; 2. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[4] ; 3. 11A-Austin Smith[2] ; 4. 75P-Terry Phillips[6] ; 5. 6m-Wendell Wallace[3] ; 6. 93-Jay Johnson[8] ; 7. 48L-Tim Lance[7] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[9] ; 9. 99M-Devin Moran[5]

Heat 7 – (10 Laps)
1. 101-Casey Roberts[1] ; 2. 21B-Chris Brown[4] ; 3. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[5] ; 4. 25C-Shane Clanton[8] ; 5. 1M-Mike Mataragas[7] ; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[3] ; 7. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2] ; 8. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [6] ; 9. 94-Austin Rettig[9]

Heat 8 – (10 Laps)
1. 15-Jon Henry[3] ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2] ; 3. 7B-Jeff Babcock[1] ; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[5] ; 5. 157-Mike Marlar[4] ; 6. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 7. 32-Chris Simpson[6] ; 8. 51-Jason Noll[8]

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