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Sheppard’s Patience Leads to Herald & Review 100 Win

Brandon Sheppard

By BZ

(Macon, IL) We’ve all heard it before. “Patience is a virtue.” Thursday night at the 40th Annual Herald & Review 100, New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard had the patience to overcome lapped traffic and Brian Shirley to take his first 100-lapper at Macon Speedway.

Thanks to a lapped car slowing down Shirley, Sheppard made his move and took to the lead with 19 laps remaining. Sheppard showed the patience through the first 80 laps as Shirley knived his way through the traffic that caused chaos throughout the event. As Shirley cleared the traffic, Sheppard was behind him doing the same, waiting his turn, biding his time.

After leading all 80 laps, 2012 Herald & Review 100 Champion Brian Shirley looked like he would take all 100 laps, only the third driver to ever achieve the feat. Throwing his 3S machine into the corners on the top groove, Shirley was in command. Unfortunately for him, like many feature races and drivers before him, lapped traffic caught up to him at the 1/5th mile high banked oval dirt track.

As Sheppard made his move to the lead, the crowd hopped to their feet as “B-Shepp” took off like a rocket. The question became whether or not the tires would wear down after the consecutive green flag laps between lap 6 and 52. And then again from lap 52 to 98.

As the green flag hit the air, a car was moving into the inside line and towards the infield with its front left tire barely hanging on. As the car got into the infield, the tire rolled off and into the first turn. With two laps remaining, the caution came out.

As the final restart led to the green-white-checkered finish, Sheppard commanded his B5 through the corners and into victory lane.

The win was sweet. And Brandon Sheppard enjoyed it all because he had patience.

In the Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds race, Mike Harrison from Highland blasted out to the lead early in the race and would score the 25-lap win. While he was in control of the lead, the battle for second place was filled with anxious moments as the race came to the finish. Former track champions Jeff Leka and Rodney Standerfer along with Ray Bollinger closed in together for their chance at the runner-up spot. Leka made it to the finish line just ahead of Bollinger and Standerfer.

37 BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds and 31 Super Late Models made up the show for the 40th Annual Herald & Review 100. The much anticipated race came through once again for race fans as they got to enjoy a solid night of competition and dirt slinging fun.

Race Recap: The Herald & Review 100 featured one lead change as Brian Shirley led the first 80 laps and Brandon Sheppard took the lead from 81 to the finish line. The start of the race yielded a caution flag. After the restart, lap six saw another yellow flag. Green flag racing took to the track until the yellow waved again on lap 52 and then finally on lap 98. Between the official start of the race and the checkered flag, the race was completed in 31 minutes, 48 seconds.

Macon Speedway prepares for another huge show on Saturday night. Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy presents the 2nd Diane Bennett Memorial with monster bonus incentives for winning and feature finish results. The Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds each have first place prizes at $2,500! The Archer’s Alley Street Stocks have the winner receiving $1,000! Additional money is also on the line for the Pro Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro Sprints and Hornets. Gates open at 5pm, racing at 7pm.

Herald & Review 100

Qualifying Flight-A

1. B12-Kevin Weaver, 10.479; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley, 10.511; 3. 30-Mark Voigt, 10.771; 4. 16-Rusty Griffaw, 10.839; 5. 32M-Cody Maguire, 10.842; 6. 33X-Gordy Gundaker, 10.917; 7. F15-Jeremy Conaway, 10.938; 8. 56-Brandon Pralle, 10.965; 9. 5D-Daniel Jacober, 11.076; 10. K&B-Kerry King, 11.138; 11. 13-Brayton Laster, 12.729

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 18-Shannon Babb, 10.421; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 10.54; 3. 25-Jason Feger, 10.565; 4. 84-Myles Moos, 10.569; 5. 111-Steven Roberts, 10.77; 6. 4-Jason Suhre, 10.914; 7. 44-Blaze Burwell, 11.062; 8. 27-Greg Kimmons, 11.17; 9. 10-Blake Damery, 11.765; 10. 48L-Tim Lance Jr, 12.143

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 25W-Allen Weisser, 10.361; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 10.432; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 10.508; 4. 4G-Bob Gardner, 10.704; 5. 28-Dennis Erb, 10.762; 6. 11T-Trevor Gundaker, 10.844; 7. 51-Dean Carpenter, 10.941; 8. 48-Tim Lance, 10.947; 9. 5-Brian Wolfmeier, 11.318; 10. 82B-Jason Milam, 11.327

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 3S-Brian Shirley [2]; 2. B12-Kevin Weaver [1]; 3. 33X-Gordy Gundaker [6]; 4. 16-Rusty Griffaw [4]; 5. 30-Mark Voigt [3]; 6. F15-Jeremy Conaway [7]; 7. 5D-Daniel Jacober [9]; 8. 56-Brandon Pralle [8]; 9. K&B-Kerry King [10]; 10. 32M-Cody Maguire [5]; 11. 13-Brayton Laster [11]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 18-Shannon Babb [1]; 2. 25-Jason Feger [3]; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk [2]; 4. 111-Steven Roberts [5]; 5. 27-Greg Kimmons [8]; 6. 44-Blaze Burwell [7]; 7. 10-Blake Damery [9]; 8. 84-Myles Moos [4]; 9. 4-Jason Suhre [6]; 10. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [3]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb [5]; 3. 4G-Bob Gardner [4]; 4. 51-Dean Carpenter [7]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2]; 6. 25W-Allen Weisser [1]; 7. 48-Tim Lance [8]; 8. 5-Brian Wolfmeier [9]; 9. 82B-Jason Milam [10]; 10. 11T-Trevor Gundaker [6]

Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer
1. 25W-Allen Weisser [3][]; 2. 48-Tim Lance [6][]; 3. 10-Blake Damery [5][]; 4. F15-Jeremy Conaway [1][]; 5. K&B-Kerry King [10][]; 6. 82B-Jason Milam [12][]; 7. 32M-Cody Maguire [13][]; 8. 5-Brian Wolfmeier [9][]; 9. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [14][]; 10. 84-Myles Moos [8][]; 11. 44-Blaze Burwell [2][]; 12. 5D-Daniel Jacober [4][]; 13. 13-Brayton Laster [16][]; 14. 56-Brandon Pralle [7][]; 15. 4-Jason Suhre [11][]; 16. 11T-Trevor Gundaker [15][]

Feature (100 Laps)
1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [1][]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley [2][]; 3. 25-Jason Feger [5][]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb [3][]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb [6][]; 6. 91-Rusty Schlenk [8][]; 7. 33X-Gordy Gundaker [7][]; 8. 16-Rusty Griffaw [10][]; 9. 4G-Bob Gardner [9][]; 10. 11T-Trevor Gundaker [22][]; 11. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [15][]; 12. 27-Greg Kimmons [14][]; 13. 10-Blake Damery [18][]; 14. 51-Dean Carpenter [12][]; 15. 48-Tim Lance [17][]; 16. 25W-Allen Weisser [16][]; 17. 30-Mark Voigt [13][]; 18. 32M-Cody Maguire [21][]; 19. 111-Steven Roberts [11][]; 20. B12-Kevin Weaver [4][]; 21. 84-Myles Moos [20][]; 22. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [19][]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 11T-Trevor Gundaker[+12]

Summit Modified Nationals

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, 11.839; 2. T6-Tommy Sheppard, 11.851; 3. 59R-Jacob Rexing, 11.851; 4. 24-Zeke McKenzie, 11.898; 5. 77-Ray Bollinger, 11.924; 6. 7-Nick Hoffman, 12.019; 7. 10-Curt Rhodes, 12.081; 8. 21M-Willy Myers, 12.106; 9. 28-Rodney Standerfer, 12.144; 10. 87C-Alan Crowder, 12.178; 11. 88-Rob Lee, 12.316; 12. 75X-Charles Day, 12.364; 13. 87Z-Zeb Moake, 12.434; 14. 54-Shaun Horstmann, 12.531; 15. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig, 12.547; 16. 52-Billy Knebel, 12.627; 17. 18S-Jarrett Stryker, 12.8; 18. 95-William Jackson, 13.999; 19. 35-Clark Robertson, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 3L-Jeff Leka, 11.502; 2. 34W-James Walters, 11.524; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison, 11.527; 4. 96-Cory Daugherty, 11.538; 5. 14-Rick Conoyer, 11.568; 6. 27C-Justin Cundiff, 11.69; 7. 11D-Brian Diveley, 11.729; 8. 36-Kenny Wallace, 11.736; 9. 25W-Allen Weisser, 11.749; 10. 19C-Jeremy Nichols, 11.823; 11. 28B-Lucas Pace, 11.958; 12. 22P-Wil Prater, 12.004; 13. 77T-Guy Taylor, 12.074; 14. 13-Jason Scrimpsher, 12.096; 15. D98-Danny Smith, 12.186; 16. 71-Jeff Graham, 12.257; 17. 5T-Rob Timmons, 12.266; 18. 517-Rick Hamilton, 12.362

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 59R-Jacob Rexing [2]; 2. 77-Ray Bollinger [3]; 3. 10-Curt Rhodes [4]; 4. 28-Rodney Standerfer [5]; 5. 87Z-Zeb Moake [7]; 6. 88-Rob Lee [6]; 7. 35-Clark Robertson [10]; 8. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson [1]; 9. 18S-Jarrett Stryker [9]; 10. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig [8]

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. T6-Tommy Sheppard [1]; 2. 24-Zeke McKenzie [2]; 3. 21M-Willy Myers [4]; 4. 7-Nick Hoffman [3]; 5. 54-Shaun Horstmann [7]; 6. 87C-Alan Crowder [5]; 7. 75X-Charles Day [6]; 8. 52-Billy Knebel [8]; 9. 95-William Jackson [9]

Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 24H-Mike Harrison [2]; 2. 3L-Jeff Leka [1]; 3. 11D-Brian Diveley [4]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser [5]; 5. 14-Rick Conoyer [3]; 6. 77T-Guy Taylor [7]; 7. D98-Danny Smith [8]; 8. 28B-Lucas Pace [6]; 9. 5T-Rob Timmons [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 34W-James Walters [1]; 2. 36-Kenny Wallace [4]; 3. 19C-Jeremy Nichols [5]; 4. 71-Jeff Graham [8]; 5. 22P-Wil Prater [6]; 6. 13-Jason Scrimpsher [7]; 7. 517-Rick Hamilton [9]; 8. 27C-Justin Cundiff [3]; 9. 96-Cory Daugherty [2]

Last Chance Showdown #1 (8 Laps) – Top 1 Transfer
1. 54-Shaun Horstmann [2][]; 2. 87Z-Zeb Moake [1][]; 3. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson [7][]; 4. 88-Rob Lee [3][]; 5. 52-Billy Knebel [8][]; 6. 87C-Alan Crowder [4][]; 7. 75X-Charles Day [6][]; 8. 95-William Jackson [10][]; 9. 35-Clark Robertson [5][]; 10. 18S-Jarrett Stryker [9][]; 11. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig [11][]

Last Chance Showdown #2 ( Laps)
1. 14-Rick Conoyer [1][]; 2. D98-Danny Smith [5][]; 3. 22P-Wil Prater [2][]; 4. 28B-Lucas Pace [7][]; 5. 517-Rick Hamilton [6][]; 6. 13-Jason Scrimpsher [4][]; 7. 77T-Guy Taylor [3][]; 8. 27C-Justin Cundiff [8][]; 9. 5T-Rob Timmons [9][]; 10. 96-Cory Daugherty [10][]

Feature (25 Laps)
1. 24H-Mike Harrison [3][]; 2. 3L-Jeff Leka [6][]; 3. 77-Ray Bollinger [5][]; 4. 28-Rodney Standerfer [13][]; 5. 59R-Jacob Rexing [2][]; 6. 36-Kenny Wallace [8][]; 7. 54-Shaun Horstmann [17][]; 8. 24-Zeke McKenzie [7][]; 9. 52-Billy Knebel [21][]; 10. 87Z-Zeb Moake [20][]; 11. 25W-Allen Weisser [14][]; 12. 11D-Brian Diveley [10][]; 13. 21M-Willy Myers [11][]; 14. 14-Rick Conoyer [18][]; 15. 34W-James Walters [1][]; 16. 71-Jeff Graham [16][]; 17. 7-Nick Hoffman [15][]; 18. 19C-Jeremy Nichols [12][]; 19. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson [19][]; 20. 10-Curt Rhodes [9][]; 21. 28B-Lucas Pace [22][]; 22. T6-Tommy Sheppard [4][]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 52-Billy Knebel[+12]

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