Fans attending NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week could potentially be setting up for the Matt Sheppard Show this weekend. Sheppard has a fire lit under him this season at Super DIRT Week, as he continues his comeback charge for the Super DIRTcar Series point lead.
‘Super Matt’ Sheppard is continuing to keep his quest for a sixth Super DIRTcar Series championship crown alive and well, and proved Thursday at Oswego Speedway that he remains the master of NAPA Super DIRT Week time trials.
Matt Sheppard drove past Gary Lindberg in the outside lane to take the lead on lap 85 and then paced the final 16 laps to win his second straight Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 at Merrittville Speedway on Wednesday night.
Matt Sheppard took the point from Billy Decker on lap 49 and led the remaining 52 laps to win his third straight Super DIRTcar Series race in Tuesday’s 33rd Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway.
Matt Sheppard brought out his broom and swept the Super DIRTcar Series’ Quebec swing on Wednesday night, winning his second-straight series race in a 100-lap slugfest at Autodrome Drummond.
In front of a packed house and clear skies, the Super DIRTcar Series started a successful Quebec swing at Autodrome Granby with Matt Sheppard in victory lane for the second time this season after a dominant run.
Matt Sheppard took the lead from Tyler Siri on lap 16 and then held off polesitter Brett Hearn over a flurry of late-race restarts to win Sunday night’s Super DIRTcar Series stop at Five Mile Point Speedway.
The Sweeteners Plus race team nearly broke the internet several weeks back when they announced they had brought in five-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard to drive a car out of their stable. They have done it again Friday morning.
From the department of unexpected stories heading into 2017- Matt Sheppard laid a bomb on Friday night that will shock many and excite many more in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. Sheppard announced on Facebook Friday evening that he will be driving a dirt modified out of the Sweeteners Plus shop full-time at Outlaw Speedway on Friday nights in 2017, along with select special events during the season.
Like a speeding bullet, ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard lived up to his nickname and to the Superman logo on the side of his big block modified Friday night during the opener of the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals.
Matt Sheppard may lock up his fifth Super DIRTcar Series championship on Friday night simply by taking the green flag at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but that doesn’t mean the Waterloo, New York veteran goes into the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals with nothing to prove.
Matt Sheppard has had an incredible season in 2016, but Super DIRT Week was a big question mark for the entire field heading into Thursday’s time trial session. Sheppard quickly nixed any notion that his team would not be the dominant force at Super DIRT Week.