World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models
Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Race Recap  

ALONE ON TOP: Sheppard Scores Historic Home State Victory at Jacksonville

In 2012, Brandon Sheppard etched his name into the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models history books—claiming his first Series win at Belle-Clair Speedway behind the wheel of his family-owned #B5 car.

Behind the wheel of that same car, 10 years later, Sheppard earned himself another piece of World of Outlaws glory.

The New Berlin, IL driver, led the final 13 laps of Sunday’s Wild Man Kelly Classic at Jacksonville Speedway to earn his 79th career Series win—breaking the tie with Josh Richards for most wins all time.

It’s a celebration the “Rocket Shepp” wouldn’t forget, as he rose from his car in Victory Lane, raising two fists into the air as the crowd let out a thunderous roar.

The Sheppard family
Brandon Sheppard takes a Victory Lane Picture with his wife and 2 kids/Jacy Norgaard photo

After finding previous success at the track, Sheppard knew he’d have a car to beat at his home state venue.

“Our car has been really good at Jacksonville every time we come here,” Sheppard said. “I’ve won the past two DIRTcar Summer Nationals races here. So, we were definitely excited to get the B5 out.

“To break it out and win means the world to me and my family. There are so much and so many people that go into the B5 behind the scenes. It means the world to me to win, and to get the record in the B5 is pretty awesome.”

Sheppard started fifth in the 40-lap Feature and slowly worked his way through the field, passing Shane Clanton for second on a Lap 19 restart.

He inched his way closer to Babb each lap before throwing a slider in Turn 4 to beat the Illinois veteran to the start-finish line—a pass worth $10,000.

“I was really getting through both corners a little better than he was,” Sheppard said. “I showed him a little bit of the nose in the bottom of [Turns] 1 and 2 and pressured him a little bit.

“Then I got back up on top, and he bobbled once in 1 and 2, and I got close, and then he bobbled in three and four, and then I was able to get a good run and slide him. It was an awesome race.”

Babb and Sheppard battle at Jacksonville
Brandon Sheppard chases Shannon Babb for the lead/Jacy Norgaard photo

Babb settled for second after leading the first 27 laps. The Moweaqua, IL driver, stated he had a good car, but the bobble in Turns 3 and 4 cost him his chance at a victory.

“It was just a good pass on [Sheppard’s] part,” Babb said. “I bobbled and opened the door for him, and he took advantage of it.

“It’s always a lot of fun coming here to Jacksonville to race with them guys. We were just pleased to death to be on the front row and lead some laps. We definitely haven’t had the best start to this year, but we’re getting things rolling, and it’s going upwards.”

Clanton rounded out the podium, his fourth World of Outlaws top five of the season. While the Zebulon, GA driver, came up short for the win, he stated he had fun racing up front with Sheppard and Babb.

“This place is pretty fun to drive that cushion like that,” Clanton said. “Actually, you can run up on the wall a little bit. Overall, it was a good night, just didn’t quite have enough.”

Tanner English, Sunday’s Fox Factory Hard Charger, finished fourth after starting 12th. While he stated he’s happy with his top-five finish, he knows the importance of putting an entire night together.

“I dug myself a hole in Qualifying and I just had to dig out of it all night,” English said. “We had a good Heat Race. I was probably one of the only cars to pass anybody in the Heat Race. I don’t know how many people we passed [in the Feature] but it was a bunch. The car was pretty good, but like I said I just need to qualify better.”

Jason Feger finished fifth, his third top five finish of the weekend. The Bloomington, IL driver worked his way through the field, before fading after something broke on his car.

“We don’t get to race here very much, but it seems we put on one heck of a show,” Feger said. “It was a little top dominant, and I had a really good car early, but right before the Lap 27 yellow, something was going on, and I couldn’t figure it out.

“We had a piece of body bracing get loose, and it was underneath the right rear tire. I can’t believe it messed me up that bad, but it slowed me up just enough to where I was hanging on out there.”

Dennis Erb Jr. finished ninth, extending his points lead for the third time this weekend. He leads by 148 points over Max Blair, who finished 11th.

Brandon Sheppard’s triumphant Victory at Jacksonville Speedway is a moment he’ll cherish for the rest of his career, celebrating with family and friends in Victory Lane. Sunday proved no matter what car he’s driving, a win on an Illinois bullring goes through “The Rocket Shepp.”

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models kick off their Northern swing with a trip to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, July 15.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[5]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[12]; 5. 25F-Jason Feger[10]; 6. 11-Gordy Gundaker[3]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[8]; 8. 15D-Justin Duty[16]; 9. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[15]; 10. 1-Josh Richards[17]; 11. 111V-Max Blair[7]; 12. 89-Ashton Winger[11]; 13. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 14. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[9]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs[14]; 16. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[22]; 17. 77-Preston Luckman[20]; 18. B1-Brent Larson[21]; 19. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[18]; 20. 38J-Jake Little[13]; 21. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[23]; 22. F1-Payton Freeman[19]; 23. 18M-Jimmy Miller[24]; 24. 3S-Brian Shirley[4] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Tanner English [+8].

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
15+4B5Brandon Sheppard 400.00014Running150$10,000
22018Shannon Babb 40-1.95726Running146$6,000
31-225Shane Clanton 40-2.968Running144$3,500
412+881ETanner English 40-3.410Running142$2,800
510+525FJason Feger 40-4.012Running140$2,500
63-311Gordy Gundaker 40-4.733Running138$2,300
78+119RRyan Gustin 40-5.383Running136$2,200
816+815DJustin Duty 40-6.535Running134$2,100
915+628Dennis Erb Jr40-6.774Running132$2,050
1017+71Josh Richards 40-8.647Running130$2,000
117-4111VMax Blair 40-9.023Running128$1,600
1211-189Ashton Winger 40-9.168Running126$1,400
136-799JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-9.323Running124$1,200
149-521Billy Moyer Jr40-9.992Running122$1,100
1514-199BBoom Briggs 40-10.228Running120$1,050
1622+6T6Tommy Sheppard Jr40-10.451Running118$1,000
1720+377Preston Luckman 40-11.517Running116$1,000
1821+3B1Brent Larson 40-12.614Running114$1,000
1918-115Kolby Vandenbergh 33-7 LapsDNF112$1,000
2013-738JJake Little 23-17 LapsDNF110$1,000
2123+211TTrevor Gundaker 13-27 LapsDNF108$1,000
2219-3F1Payton Freeman 5-35 LapsDNF106$1,000
2324+118MJimmy Miller 3-37 LapsDNF104$1,000
244-203SBrian Shirley 1-39 LapsDNF102$1,000
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+118Shannon Babb 80.0008Running
24+225Shane Clanton 8-0.814Running
31-2111VMax Blair 8-1.930Running
46+225FJason Feger 8-2.491Running
53-238JJake Little 8-2.702Running
68+215DJustin Duty 8-3.288Running
75-2F1Payton Freeman 6-2 LapsRunning
87-1T6Tommy Sheppard Jr6-2 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+1B5Brandon Sheppard 80.0008Running
21-13SBrian Shirley 8-0.705Running
33019RRyan Gustin 8-1.537Running
44089Ashton Winger 8-4.132Running
56+199BBoom Briggs 8-5.060Running
65-11Josh Richards 8-5.934Running
78+177Preston Luckman 8-7.206Running
87-111TTrevor Gundaker 8-10.117Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+111Gordy Gundaker 80.0008Running
21-199JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-0.388Running
33021Billy Moyer Jr8-2.569Running
45+181ETanner English 8-3.398Running
56+128Dennis Erb Jr8-4.181Running
64-215Kolby Vandenbergh 8-4.545Running
770B1Brent Larson 8-6.582Running
88018MJimmy Miller 8-11.110Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
116111VMax Blair Centerville, PA12.0540.000
2243SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL12.089-0.035
31799JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL12.184-0.130
4818Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL12.241-0.187
510B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL12.243-0.189
61111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO12.244-0.190
7738JJake Little Springfield, IL12.269-0.215
8319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA12.296-0.242
92221Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR12.393-0.339
102125Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA12.397-0.343
111489Ashton Winger Senoia, GA12.406-0.352
12915Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL12.409-0.355
1323F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA12.431-0.377
14151Josh Richards Shinnston, WV12.436-0.382
151981ETanner English Benton, KY12.437-0.383
161225FJason Feger Bloomington, IL12.476-0.422
171399BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA12.539-0.485
18528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL12.581-0.527
1918T6Tommy Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL12.621-0.567
20411TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO12.653-0.599
216B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN12.765-0.711
22215DJustin Duty Mulino, OR13.063-1.009
232077Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR13.271-1.217
24118MJimmy Miller Highland, IL13.823-1.769
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models
June 26, 2022
Jacksonville Speedway
110 S Westgate
Jacksonville, IL 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws Late Models will take on Jacksonville Speedway in a Sunday Night Special, finishing off a 3 race weekend in the Midwest.

Joining them will be the Xtreme Outlaws Midgets, battling for $4,000.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.990 seconds by Sheldon Haudenschild on 4/29/21

Late Model Track Record
11.783 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/21/16

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher

Stadium Seating
Seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
#NAME?

Pit Age Limit
no age requirment

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
Allowed outside of grandstand

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
onsite

Camping Cost
Call track for details; 217-371-3653

Closest Airport
KSPI

Track Info  

Jacksonville Speedway
110 S Westgate
Jacksonville, IL 

Track Phone
(217) 371-3653

Ticket Phone
(217) 408-0011

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.250;

Sprint Car Track Record
9.990 seconds by Sheldon Haudenschild on 4/29/21

Competitor Info  

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