WoO Late Models Take Aim At Duck River

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Brandon Sheppard (1) wants to earn a win at Duck River Raceway Park, but he'll have to beat Jimmy Owens (20) to do it. (Mike Ruefer photo)

WHEEL, Tenn. – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returns to Duck River Raceway Park for the sixth visit in tour history on March 6.

The race will be a 50-lap $10,000-to-win event.

Two-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., is the most recent WoO LMS feature winner at Duck River – capturing last year’s big check after a great battle with runner-up Chase Junghans.

Junghans, of Manhattan, Kan., jumped out to the early lead from the pole, fending off Sheppard’s challenges in the early going. Sheppard took the lead permanently on lap 26, leading the rest of the way for his fifth-consecutive feature win that season.

Coming into the weekend, Sheppard carries the points lead on the back of one win, three runner-up finishes and seven total top-10s through seven starts.

He currently leads three-time series champion Darrell Lanigan by 32 points and reigning Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss by 54 markers.

Scott Bloomquist Racing drivers Chris Madden, 90 back of Sheppard, and Scott Bloomquist round out the top five. Bloomquist sits 20 points behind his teammate.

Weiss and Madden are the only other drivers inside the top five with a win through the first seven races, both of them scoring victories in the season-opening Battle at the Border event at Vado Speedway Park in January.

Cade Dillard sits eighth in points and scored his first-ever WoO LMS feature win in the 75-lap finale at Vado.

Joining the Outlaws on the Duck River program will be the Crate Racin’ USA Street Stocks and 604 Late Models, Pure and Hobby Stocks, Limited Late Models and Pure Pony classes.

Hot laps are scheduled for a 6 p.m. start time on March 6.