HELL TOUR: Sheppard Scores Third-Straight Summernationals Win

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Brandon Sheppard (B5) races under Kyle Bronson for the lead at Lincoln Speedway Sunday night. (Brendon Bauman photo)

LINCOLN, Ill. — Brandon Sheppard won his third UMP DIRTcar Summernationals feature in a row on Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway, part of an action-packed three-division card at the quarter-mile oval.

Sheppard drove around race leader Kyle Bronson on lap 24 of the 40-lap main event and never trailed again, leading the remainder of the distance to capture a $5,000 winner’s share and his 14th-career Hell Tour win.

The win was Sheppard’s third at Lincoln in Hell Tour action, following similar wins in 2011 and 2015.

Only a caution on lap three, for a slowing Billy Moyer on the frontstretch, slowed Sheppard’s march during the main event.

Bronson came home as the runner-up, ahead of Chub Frank in third. Points leader Bobby Pierce rallied from 14th to fourth, with Tyler Erb rounding out the top five.


RESULTS: UMP DIRTcar Summernationals; Lincoln Speedway; July 2, 2017

A-Feature (40 laps): 1. Brandon Sheppard; 2. Kyle Bronson 3. Chub Frank; 4. Bobby Pierce; 5. Tyler Erb; 6. Michael Kloos; 7. Ryan Unzicker; 8. Jason Feger; 9. Brian Shirley; 10. Brent Laron; 11. Shannon Babb; 12. Rusty Schlenk; 13. Billy Moyer Jr.; 14. Gordy Gundaker; 15. Bob Gardner; 16. Spencer Diercks; 17. Jordan Bauer; 18. Dustin Nobbe; 19. Paul Stubber; 20. Brent McKinnon; 21. Kolby Vandenbergh; 22. Billy Moyer.

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