Sheppard Keeps Streaking In Summernationals

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Brandon Sheppard (b5) races under Mike Marlar en route to his fifth straight Summernationals victory. (Jim DenHamer photo)

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. — Brandon Sheppard won his fifth consecutive UMP DIRTcar Summernationals late model victory Tuesday night at Fayette County Speedway.

Sheppard started fourth and took the lead from polesitter Mike Marlar on lap four. He led the remainder of the event for his 16th Summernationals triumph.

With $100 paid for each lap led, Sheppard banked $14,900 for beating Shannon Babb to the checkered flag.

Summernationals point leader Bobby Pierce finished third with Chub Frank racing from 12th to finish fourth. Gordy Gundaker was fifth.

The finish:

Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce, Chub Frank, Gordy Gundaker, Mike Marlar, Ryan Unzicker, Tim Manville, Tyler Erb, Tanner English, Rusty Schlenk, Bob Gardner, Billly Moyer Jr., Jordan Bauer, Brent Larson, Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, Kyle Bronson, Austin Theiss, Michael Kloos, Daryn Klein.