July 28, 2018 - Another $5K payday for Buddy Shepherd and his awesome team in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series at Madera Speedway!
On this blazing hot weekend, running a limited schedule in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model-MAVTV televised series at Madera Speedway this season, Buddy and his team qualified P2 of 27 heavy hitters, missing fast time by a hair!
Buddy's newest crew member, Rueban, drew the number three starting position on the front straightaway during introductions, placing Buddy second row inside for the start of the 100 lap main event. Rueban an honorary Buddy Shepherd Crew Member, teaming up with us for the race through B-Tuff, Bakersfield's Tuff Dream Team staff, making it possible for him to have an amazing night of racing. Riding in the pace truck, fun, goodies, and watching "his car" WIN, then celebrating in Victory Lane with Buddy, with Buddy awarding him the winning trophy! Receiving Buddy's trophy brought tears to Rueban's eyes, and everyone celebrating with the team.
Dropping of the green flag, Buddy went to work, using patience, his gentleman driving skills, and focus, taking the lead early, never looking back. His signature orange #22 AXALTA, FINISHMASTERS, ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION family owned, Bill Maropolus power plant, RaceCar Factory hot rod was off the chain! The race saw multiple yellows, two red flags, challenging restarts, and the race cut short by a few laps due to curfew.
Following was a well deserved celebration in Victory Lane with his stellar team: Rueban, his father, Arthur, Dick Shepherd, Nick Sivesend, Dalton James, Rob Ellington, Gary Spangle, and Buddy's mom.
Thanks to Kenny Shepherd and the Madera Speedway staff, ALWAYS putting together the BEST events, their professionalism is OUTSTANDING!
Next Race: TBA.