Rocket1 Racing Registers Top-10 Finish in Mountain Moonshine Classic
Firecracker 100 Mega Weekend on Tap this Thursday – Saturday

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (06/20/22) – Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard competed in Smoky Mountain Speedway’s inaugural Mountain Moonshine Classic over the weekend with their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Sheppard banked a sixth-place finish in preliminary action on Friday before racing to a ninth-place finish on Saturday.

“We picked off a couple of spots in both features, but we started a little too deep in the field to be much of a contender for the win,” Sheppard said. “We were fairly consistent though and brought the car home in one piece, so now we’ll get ready for one of my favorite events – the Firecracker (100) at Lernerville. It’s an event I’ve been close to winning in the past, and I’d love to scratch it off the bucket list this weekend.”

After Thursday’s program at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) fell victim to Mother Nature, Rocket1 Racing followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Friday for the opening round of the two-day Mountain Moonshine Classic.

In a field of 45 cars, Sheppard secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature with a fourth-place finish in his heat. Clawing forward two positions in the 30-lap affair, Brandon notched a sixth-place finish.

On Saturday, Brandon’s third-place finish in his heat race placed him on the sixth row for the $50,000-to-win Mountain Moonshine Classic. Breaking into the Top-10, Sheppard gained two spots in the 60-lap affair to finish ninth.

Sheppard continues the latest LOLMDS point standings.

Full results and the latest series standings can be found at .

The upcoming weekend – July 23-25 – will take Rocket1 Racing to Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway for the 2022 edition of the Big River Steel Firecracker 100. Thursday and Friday’s programs will be highlighted by $6,000-to-win preliminary events, while Saturday’s finale posts an event record $50,000 to win.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Racing Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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