Brandon Sheppard Wins Second Indiana Icebreaker...
Randy Shuman & DJ Dunn also Winners...

BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY - 03/20/2021 & 09/23/2021 - Event was postponed after Heat races on 03/20/2021 and finished race on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 (Jackson 100 Weekend)

BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 23, 2021) - Brandon Sheppard won his second consecutive Indiana Icebreaker as the previously postponed $15,000-to-win event was held Thursday Night at Brownstown Speedway.

It was Sheppard’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season as the 4-time and reigning Dirt Track Word Championship winner came across the line ahead of Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens.

Sheppard earned the outside front row starting spot in March and jumped to the lead at the start of the 50-lap race. Casebolt was the third driver to run in second as both Josh Richards and Kyle Bronson fell by the wayside. Casebolt picked up the second spot on lap 18 and stayed there until the checkers, with Sheppard in control of the race from the get-go.

Sheppard, who won the race when it was last held in 2019, led all 50 laps to become the 15th different winner this year in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. “Our car was really good. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. We have three nights of racing this weekend, we love coming to Brownstown Speedway. The track had a lot of character to it tonight, but if it’s like that the rest of the weekend I won’t be mad at all about it.”

Casebolt, a Hoosier native, came home in second. “I had a lot of fun out there tonight. It was a little nerve racking at times but considering the rain they have had this week; it was also fun at the same time. It was nice to get a podium finish, it’s like a win for us. All these guys are so good, they do it all the time. To run second to the Rocket House Car, I am pleased with that.”

Moran finished second in the Jackson 100 a few years ago but is still seeking his first career win at Brownstown as he rounded out the podium in third. “I always seem to run good here. They did all they could do to the track. It has rained here three or four days straight. It’s kind of incredible we got to race here at all tonight. I couldn’t run up there with Brandon and Steve. When I found that bottom, I just stayed there. We’re happy with a third and we will give it another shot tomorrow night.”

The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Gunter’s Honey, Ace Metal Works, Integra, and Petroff Towing.

Completing the top ten were Josh Rice, Tim McCreadie, Spencer Hughes, Tanner English, and Tyler Erb.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary - "24th Indiana Icebreaker" - Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN
Postponed after Heat races on 03/20/2021 and finished race on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 (Jackson 100 Weekend)

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 12.509 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Brandon Sheppard / 12.620 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[2]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 5. 76-Shelby Miles[7]; 6. 32S-Chris Simpson[8]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[10]; 8. 418-Michael Wesselman[11]; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 10. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 11. 9G-Larry Greer[9]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[4]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice[6]; 6. 1T-Tyler Erb[5]; 7. 29V-Darrell Lanigan[7]; 8. 18R-Fast Eddy[9]; 9. 3Z-Zack Burton[11]; 10. 24-Jared Bailey[8]; 11. (DNS) 14M-Mark Robbins

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[8]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler[4]; 5. 21H-Robby Hensley[7]; 6. 14R-Jeff Roth[9]; 7. 14B-Britan Godsey[10]; 8. 57M-Cameron Marlar[5]; 9. 16-Justin Rattliff[11]; 10. 3S-Brian Shirley[6]; 11. (DNS) 28E-Dennis Erb Jr

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 6. D8-Dustin Linville[9]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[11]; 8. 18A-Jeffrey Ledford[6]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 10. 13W-Brayton Laster[10]; 11. 17J-Greg Johnson[8]

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Shelby Miles[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 11R-Josh Rice[2]; 4. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[8]; 6. 6-Ashton Winger[7]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[4]; 8. 3Z-Zack Burton[6]

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 14G-Joe Godsey[2]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 3. 21H-Robby Hensley[1]; 4. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 5. 14W-Quentin White[8]; 6. 14R-Jeff Roth[3]; 7. 13W-Brayton Laster[5]; 8. 14B-Britan Godsey[4]

Indiana Icebreaker Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
121SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$15,000
25 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $6,500
3 4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $3,500
4 10 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,000
5 6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,500
6 19 11R Josh Rice Verona, KY $2,400
7 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,300
8 21 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $2,200
9 7 81E Tanner English Benton, KY $2,100
10 17 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,000
11 18 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,600
12 11 46 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $1,400
13 15 76 Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN $1,300
14 13 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,200
15 20 21H Robby Hensley Walton, KY $1,050
16 16 14G Joe Godsey Edinburgh, IN $1,000
17 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,000
18 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,000
19 22 66C Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
20 9 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,000
21 23 1G Devin Gilpin Columbus, IN $1,000
22 25 13W Brayton Laster Greenwood, IN $1,000
23 12 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,000
24 14 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Adel, IA $1,000
25 24 14W Quentin White Greenwood, IN $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 48
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.889 seconds
Cautions: Brayton Laster (Lap 5); Billy Moyer, Jr. (Lap 5 Restart); Shane Clanton (Lap 9); Matt Cosner (Lap 10); Josh Richards (Lap 14); Kyle Bronson (Lap 16); Mike Marlar (Lap 35); Shelby Miles (Lap 40); Spencer Hughes (Lap 42)
Series Provisionals: Spencer Hughes; Matt Cosner
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: Brayton Laster
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran
Penske Shocks Top 5: Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Rice (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #3 – 13.012 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Danny White
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Time of Race: 42 minutes 3 seconds

Modifieds (29 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Adam Stricker, Michael Ledford, Dillon Nusbaum, Zach Dennis, Wes Leigh, Matt Mitchell, Cole Falloway, Brent Lee, Dustin Bruce, Jacoby Hines

HEAT TWO: Tyler Nicely, Michael McKinney, Dylan Woodling, Jimmy Lennex, Brayden Watson, Andy Shirley, Jamie Layton, Ben Harmon, Blake Davis, Jordan Wever

HEAT THREE: Hunt Gossum, Randy Shuman, Beau Deyoung, Allen Weisser, Tony Anderson, Steve Brooks, Matt Boknecht, Zachary Stalker, Tom Bell

B-MAIN ONE: Matt Boknecht, Brent Lee, Ben Harmon, Jordan Wever, Jacoby Hines

FEATURE: Randy Shuman, Dylan Woodling, Andy Shirley, Jacoby Hines, Brayden Watson, Brent Lee, Ben Harmon, Jordan Wever, Adam Stricker-DNS, Tyler Nicely-DNS, Hunt Gossum-DNS, Michael Ledford-DNS, Michael McKinney-DNS, Dillon Nusbaum-DNS, Beau Deyoung-DNS, Zach Dennis-DNS, Jimmy Lennex-DNS, Allen Weisser-DNS, Wes Leigh-DNS, Tony Anderson-DNS, Matt Mitchell-DNS, Steve Brooks-DNS, Matt Boknecht-DNS

"All in 1 Pools" Pure Stocks (15 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Dj Dunn, Keaton Streeval, Josh Johnson, Mickey Hines, Brent McMillan, Eric Lewis, Greg Lynn-DNS, Adam Burch-DNS

HEAT TWO: Bryson Clark, Tommy Fleenor, Hunter Perry, Conner Mertens, Josh Hayes-DNS, Ronnie Pardue-DNS, Tory Routier-DNS

FEATURE: Dj Dunn, Conner Mertens, Keaton Streeval, Tommy Fleenor, Tory Routier, Josh Johnson, Hunter Perry, Eric Lewis, Bryson Clark, Mickey Hines-DNS, Brent McMillan-DNS, Adam Burch-DNS, Greg Lynn-DNS, Ronnie Pardue-DNS, Josh Hayes-DNS