Rick Eckert has been selected to pilot the Rocket Chassis house car as Brandon Sheppard has decided to move back home to Illinois to be with his newborn son. Sheppard was tasked to be the driver after Josh Richards announced at the start of the season that he would have to step out of the car for medical issues. Sheppard had a great start to the 2014 season and was sitting second in the World of Outlaw Late Model Series point standings.
Sheppard will be back behind the wheel of his family owned Rocket Chassis cars and racing in the Midwest. Rocket Chassis will still be fully behind Sheppard and support him while he races his family owned machine.