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Auto racing: Sheppard holds off Madden to win a World of Outlaws Late Mannequin thriller in Superior

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Sheppard, of New Berlin, Illinois, held off Madden after the motive force from Grey Court docket, South Carolina, handed him briefly taking the excessive facet on Flip 2 of the final lap of the 40-lap Late Mannequin characteristic. Then it was neck-and-neck the remainder of the best way as Sheppard simply pulled previous Madden on the end line.

“Congratulations exit to Chris for his efficiency and also you at all times admire when a man races you clear,” stated Sheppard, who some have referred to as “The Rocket Shepp” because the “home automobile,” i.e. lead driver, for Rocket Chassis.

Sheppard earned $10,000 for the win. He’s the collection factors chief whereas Madden is second.

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“I believed I had him, however Brandon got here again sturdy,” Madden stated. “This was superior. The group was nice, and I’m glad we gave them an ideal present. I don’t assume they may have requested for greater than that.”

The highest two finishers in every warmth have been a part of the draw to find out the highest finish of the sector for Tuesday’s WOO Late Mannequin characteristic.

John Kaanta was requested if he would win the characteristic, and he stated he didn’t know.

“There’s much more expertise and much more motor,” Kaanta stated, speaking in regards to the WOO area in attendance.

Steve Laursen, who drew the No. 1 beginning spot, agreed.

“I like Superior. It’s simply nice right here,” he stated. “I’d like to win, however I’m not counting my chickens earlier than they hatch.”

Darrell Nelson received the Modified characteristic, leaping to the lead proper at first and happening to win by 3.75 seconds, prompting observe announcer Mark Fleischer to say he couldn’t bear in mind the final time the Hermantown driver appeared fairly so dominant.

Nelson picked up the brand new automobile a couple of weeks in the past and it confirmed, with runner-up Shane Sabraski of Rice, Minnesota — a dominant driver in his personal proper — by no means in a position to reel him in.

Nelson earned $1,000 for the Modified victory whereas Mac Johnston of Rush Metropolis, Minnesota, earned $200 for successful his second Hornets characteristic on the observe this season after successful on the Nice Lakes Border Battle over the Fourth of July weekend.

“Final time right here two weeks in the past I received and felt good, and I felt good once more tonight,” Johnston stated. “At my house observe in Ogilvie (Minn.) I can’t win. Right here, I simply put the hammer down and preserve my eyes trying ahead.”

World of Outlaws Late Mannequin Sequence

At Gondik Legislation Speedway, Superior

Tuesday’s Outcomes

WOO Late Fashions

Warmth 1 — 1. Brandon Sheppard, 2. John Kaanta, 3. Brent Larson, 4. Frank Heckenhast Jr., 5. Jimmy Mars, 6. Ryan Gustin, 7. Chad Mahder, 8. Darrell Nelson, 9. Sam Mars.

Warmth 2 — 1. Chris Madden, 2. Tyler Bruening, 3. James Giossi, 4. Pat Doar, 5. Kevin Eder, 6. Harry Hanson, 7. Jody Bellefeuille, 8. Growth Briggs, 9. DNF: Jeffrey Massingill.

Warmth 3 — 1. Dennis Erb Jr., 2. Steve Laursen, 3. Ricky Weiss, 4. Travis Budisalovich, 5. Derek Vesel, 6. Aaron Lillo, 7. Tim McMann, 8. Mike Bellefeuille, 9. Keith Niemi.

Final Likelihood Showdown — 1. Mahder, 2. McMann, 3. Nelson, 4. S. Mars, 5. M. Bellefeuille, 6. Briggs, 7. J. Bellefeuille, 8. Niemi. DNS: Massingill.

Function — 1. Sheppard, 2. Madden, 3. Erb Jr. 4. Bruening, 5. Giossi, 6. Gustin, 7. J. Mars, 8. Eder, 9. Weiss, 10. Laursen, 11. Doar, 12. Chad Mahder, 13. Larson, 14. Kaanta, 15. S. Mars, 16.Nelson, 17. Heckenhast, 18. Briggs, 19. Budisalovich, 20. Vesel. DNF: Hanson, M. Bellefeuille, Lillo, McMann.

Modifieds

Warmth 1 — 1. Shane Sabraski, 2. Mike Anderson, 3. Skeeter Estey, 4. Darrell Nelson, 5. Brandon Copp, 6. Jason Gross, 7. Neil Balduc, 8. Kyle Helling, 9. Mike Klippenstein.

Warmth 2 — 1. Rick Rivord, 2. Jeffrey Wooden, 3. Devin Fouquette, 4. Daniel Bargender, 5. Jake Hartung, 6. Danny Vang, 7. Jody Bellefeuille, 8. Pat Hoffman.

Function — 1. Nelson, 2. Sabraski, 3. Estey, 4. J. Bellefeuille, 5. Anderson, 6. Copp, 7. Gross, 8. Vang, 9. Balduc, 10. Rivord, 11. Helling, 12. Hoffman, 13. Fouquette, 14. Klippenstein. DNF: Bargender, Wooden, Hartung.

Hornets

Warmth — 1. Tyler Schramm, 2. Mac Johnston, 3. Kristy Marken, 4. Casey Fitzpatrick, 5. Reid Johnson, 6. Carson Gotelaere, 7. Derek Dunbar, 8. Michael Egan, 9. Paul George, 10. Patrick Passeri.

Function — 1. Johnston, 2. Fitzpatrick, 3. Schramm, 4. Marken, 5. Johnson, 6. Gotelaere, 7. Egan, 8. Dunbar 9. Passeri, 10. Paul George.

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