Sheppard Rules Jacksonville Hell Tour Run

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Brandon Sheppard in victory lane at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Brendan Bauman photo)
Brandon Sheppard in victory lane at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Brendon Bauman photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Brandon Sheppard scored his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season in round two of the series Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

The Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series point leader won his second consecutive Hell Tour feature at the quarter-mile dirt track with a late-race pass of former tour champion Bobby Pierce.

Starting on the pole and leading the first 37 laps of the $5,000-to-win feature, Pierce finished second.

Defending Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley raced from sixth to finish third. Frank Heckenast and Tanner English completed the top five.

Allen Weisser won the modified feature.

The finish:

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [3]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce [1]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [6]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast, [9]; 5. 96-Tanner English [8]; 6. 18-Shannon Babb [5]; 7. 25-Jason Feger [12]; 8. 25W-Allen Weisser [7]; 9. 16-Rusty Griiffaw [15]; 10. 33-Rodney Melvin [11]; 11. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [4]; 12. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh [10]; 13. 30-Mark Voigt [18]; 14. 31AUS-Paul Stubber [14]; 15. 27-Greg Kimmons [21]; 16. 87-Walker Arthur [13]; 17. 16H-Mike Hammerle [20]; 18. 32M-Cody Maguire [17]; 19. 4-Jason Suhre [22]; 20. 21-Billy Moyer [2]; 21. 25H-Chuck Hummer [19]; 22. 55-Matt Bailey [16]; 23. 6-Cliff Powell [23]; Hard Charger:16-Rusty Griiffaw[+6]