July 23, 2016 - Win #7 for the Buddy Shepherd Racing Team!
Buddy and his team earned their seventh win in seven straight races at Kern Co. Raceway Park Saturday night!
It was a hot race weekend, cockpit temperatures reaching scorching highs. Buddy's team overcame many hurdles before his H&M MOTORSPORTS, HALL AMBULANCE, D'ANGELOS, AXALTA hot rod was ready for the main event.
Before Buddy hit the track, he was once again called up to drive the two-seater and give another thrilling ride. When it was time to line up for the main, Buddy got an amazing start from the fifth position. Settling into third place, he discovered that his opponent had a lot more horsepower, Buddy's move had to be very strategic.
After the pass was made, Buddy set his sites on the leader. It was a drag race for the lead, with both maneuvering around a lap car on the back straightaway. Buddy was sucked up to the wall as he beat the leader to turn three to make a clean pass.
After Buddy took over the lead, two yellows bunched up the field. Buddy chose the top side of the front row for each restart, holding his position coming out of turn two to regain his lead. Second place made a few good runs to take the lead away, but the 16 year old kid prevailed and crossed the finish line to much of the fans' liking.
It was a BIG Victory Lane celebration with his crew who worked hard ALL day to get him there. A HUGE shout out to his crew: Andy, Darin, Tony, Mike, my mom and dad, John, Bo, Gary.
Next Race: August 20,2016 @ Kern Co. Raceway Park, Late Model Division.