Bakersfield, Ca.

August 31, 2013 - Another TOP 5 finish for the Buddy Shepherd Racing Team Saturday night at the Kern County Raceway Park!

After qualifying 2nd, winning the Trophy Dash from the P3 position the team went on to capture another Top 5 finish.

Buddy's team worked hard ALL night to get the car just right for the Main Event. Starting on the outside front row for the Main Event, forced to drop back and settle into the 3rd position, maneuvered his way around the 2nd place car only to find himself with a lot of ground to make up to the leader. Buddy got his groove thing on and found himself catching the leader, only to have a yellow caution flag wave.  When the race resumed, Buddy was once again on the outside front row, forced to drop into the 3rd position again.  After successfully passing the 2nd place car, he was punted in the left rear tire by the 3rd place car which sent him for a crazy ride coming out of turn 4.  Once he collected his car, it was a drag race to turn 1, with Buddy coming out ahead to secure the 2nd place position.  Buddy once again found himself with a substantial amount of ground to make up between him and the leader.  He dug every lap making up as much ground as he possibly could, and when the checkered flag flew Buddy had wrapped up a solid 2nd place finish for the night.

Kudos to his team for their dedication and determination during this horribly humid race weekend, and for all his fans, family and friends for sitting through the humidity too!  A BIG shout out to Randy Smith/RTS for providing the transporter to get the race car hauler to the track!  And sponsors: Hall Ambulance, Crystal Pools, Advanced Distribution, Cow-Boy Bail Bonds, H&S Body Works and Towing,, MDRN.DVSN.

The team has maintained their points lead and will be ready to hit the track again this Saturday, September 7th at Kern County Raceway Park.  See you all there!