3-2-1 GO. . . "SUPER" MATT SHEPPARD LAUNCHES GREAT OPENING WEEKEND

Date: 4/21/2008 6:39:23 AM

3-2-1 GO. . . "SUPER" MATT SHEPPARD LAUNCHES GREAT OPENING WEEKEND

Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY delivered a 3-2-1 countdown in his first
full weekend of DIRTcar racing in 2008.  Behind the wheel of the Jeff
Brownell Motorsports big block modified, Sheppard finished third in his
Friday night run at Brewerton Speedway followed by a runner-up finish on
Saturday night at Canandaigua.  The busy weekend was complete with his
first win of the season coming at the Cayuga County Fair Speedway on
Sunday night.   For Sheppard, this was his eighth career win at Cayuga
County.

Weekend Summary:
Friday Night- - Brewerton Speedway.  Matt started ninth in his heat race
and finished a solid fifth.  The invert forced Sheppard to start in the
fourteenth spot in the feature event and finished a solid third in the
main event.

Saturday Night- -Canandaigua Speedway.  In the heat race event, Sheppard
started seventh and qualified in the third position.  Matt started on
the front row and led most of the race.  Just four laps from the checker
flag, Billy Decker took the lead as Matt settled in to finish a solid
place.  "I had a good car, but I think I just made the wrong choice on
shocks for the track conditions", added Sheppard.

Sunday Night- -Cayuga County Fair Speedway.  A successful night started
with a win in the first heat race of the night.  In the 35 lap feature
event, Matt started sixth.  At the drop of the green, Matt charged right
to the front and went to battle with pole sitter Steve Paine.
Throughout the race Paine stayed right with Sheppard and actually made a
late race bid as the leaders moved in on lapped traffic.  Sheppard took
the win, his first of the 2008 season.  "I had a great car tonight and
we didn't change much from the night before".  Sheppard added his
special thanks to Jeff Brownell, BPG/Chad Sinon Motorsports, Advanced
Lubrications and most of all, his dedicated crew.

Brownell Motorsports #9s
Driver:  Matt Sheppard
Web Site:  www.matt-sheppard.com
Hometown: Waterloo, NY
Sponsors:  Advanced Lubrication Specialties, BPG Racing/Chad Sinon
Motorsports, D.C. Rauscher INC, Seneca Auto Sales & Service,  Integra
Racing Shocks, Bicknell Racing Products, Pilat Graphic Design, Bert
Transmissions, Baker Carburetion, BELL, LEAF Racewear, The Joie of
Seating, FingerLakes Auto Machine.

Coming Weekend Schedule for Matt Sheppard
Friday, April 25  Brewerton Speedway
Saturday, April 26 Canandaigua Speedway  
Sunday, April 27  Cayuga County Fair Speedway

Brownell Motorsports enjoyed additional success as Jeffrey Brownell Jr
scored his first 2008 modified victory at the Glen Ridge Speedway on
Friday night.


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