May 4, 2019 - After a hard fought 100 lap Inaugural Ca Challenge Cup at Madera Speedway, Bakersfield’s own Buddy Shepherd claims victory in California’s newest series.
Wheeling a new/used West car, purchased from the Jefferson Pitts stable, notching another Fast Qualifier award, Buddy had his hands full dicing during the inaugural event with a stout driver based out of Maryland state for several laps with side-by-side action. Buddy managed to get stellar restarts, however, he was the hunted. These two smooth drivers, racing in ride or die mode, living on the edge lap by lap, side by side, until Buddy in his patient, cool headed driving style edging him ahead just enough in the closing laps, taking a minimal lead to shoot him across the finish line!
“These are old West cars, many are sleeping away in shops across the states. Kenny Shepherd has created this low cost series so that low budget teams such as ours can get experience in big, heavy hot rods. The series regulates only one set of tires on race day, practicing, qualifying, racing the 100 lappers. Get those cars out to Madera Speedway and get your race on!”, says Buddy.
Loyal and continuing support for our Sponsors: FinishMasters, Axalta, Advanced Distribution, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, H&S Body Works and Towing.
Crew: Dick Shepherd, Chandler Donovan, Bill Lowe, Racin Vernon, John Worley, Bo Bohanan and Gary Spangle.
Next Race: July 13, 2019, Madera Speedway-Ca Challenge Cup Series 100 laps.