Bakersfield, CA

After an awesome day of practice at Madera Speedway on June 29th, Buddy qualified a discouraging 17th the following day.  He rebounded by winning his heat, and finishing an impressive 7th in the main from his 17th starting position!

Buddy was on a mission and made his moves on the inside and outside of the 26 car field.  It was an exciting night for the 12 year old as he raced hard around his fellow competitors, some of which are twice his age! 

After the race he was greeted in his pit by a few of those fellow drivers who congratulated him on a “GREAT RACE”.   He is looking forward to competing in the next SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour event on August 18th at Stockton 99 Speedway.  He may sneak in a few dirt races before the 18th, we will keep you posted.

With this awesome run at Madera Speedway, Buddy finds himself in 7th place in the SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Legend points.  He began the night in 10th position.

Buddy Shepherd would like to thank his sponsors for their support:  H&S Body Works and Towing, Advanced Distribution, RTS, Cow-Boy Bail Bonds, Airco, American Fabrication, and Race