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Here is the statement from Matt Sheppard's fan page:

"After a pleasant conversation with Chris Larsen today apologies were traded. We both agreed to put the past behind us and learned from our mistakes. We are welcomed back to compete at Middletown moving forward."

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I was in Larsen's office when Shepard called and heard the whole conversation on speakerphone. Here is a transcript of the whole conversation ...

Shepard: "That piece of $#*@ cost me a hundred grand".
Larsen: "You finished third and you had plenty of time to get to the front".
Shepard: "Okay. It was seventy grand. And he's still a piece of $#*@"
Larsen: "Stop calling Mike names or I'll wrap that cape around your neck and choke the living $#*@ out of you".
Shepard: "And I'll never race at your track again".
Larsen: "Not even starting pole in the 200 in a Halmar car"?
Shepard: " I already have the best car. I want your money".
Larsen: "You'll have to win my money".
Shepard: "I can't because you won't let me race at your piece of $#*@ track".
Larsen: "This conversation is going nowhere, fast".
Shepard: Then quit talking and start writing the check".
Larsen: "How much?"
Shepard: "Nothing. I just wanted to know that you would pay me".
Larsen: "Okay. Then what's the problem? Just come down for Eastern States".
Shepard: "Can I have Stewie's parking spot"?
Larsen: "No"
Shepard: "Then I'll take a Halmar car".
Larsen: "No".
Shepard: "A few minutes ago you said I could".
Larsen: "Tough $#*@"
Shepard: "I better at least get an apology from Gurda"
Larsen. "Not happening. Again ... tough $#*@"
Shepard: "Then what are you going to give me"?
Larsen: "A chance to win the race that you've never been able to win".
Shepard: "Okay. But you and Mike are still pieces of $#*@".
Larsen: "And so are you, Matt".
Shepard: "Thank you".
Larsen: "You're welcome. See you at Eastern states in Victory Lane. You can present Stewie with the trophy".
Shepard: "&%*# you and Gurda too. I'm winning it".
Larsen. "We love you too. See you in October".


                                                                                                

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Whew! Now it'll be a legitimate race if someone else wins it! One for the record books. And the stands will now also be full!

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4 minutes ago, dan dan said:

Whew! Now it'll be a legitimate race if someone else wins it! One for the record books. And the stands will now also be full!

Don't kid yourself.  The stands would have been full without Sheppard.   

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Darooster, I know and you know they would've made out just fine without him. That was more for the ones that believe the racing world revolves around sheppard and the race would've been a complete flop without him there. 

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And no I’m not taking a cheap shot at Matt, did he go a little overboard with his language, yes but I probably would have to.  If Larsen apologized for how the whole night was handled so poorly doesn’t he owe the same apology to all the other drivers that were involved.

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I think they should have stuck to their guns and said you are out for this year, but you can come back in the future. As a professional, Matt should always conduct himself in a professional manner. He would have learned a valuable lesson by losing the STSS championship because of his outburst and the possibility of the Eastern States Paycheck. 

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We have no idea what Gurda said to Sheppard during the whole exchange, but Matt was outta line with the P.O.S comments.

But, that being said there was no physical altercation just words. And anyone can get over words.

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5 hours ago, Devin Willis said:

And he didn't go to jail just as the constitution promised

This is spot on. I always cringe when someone on the Internet will try to make the case that freedom of speech means something other than what Devin said.

The Constitution was not Madison, Hamilton, Franklin and the like creating a perfect document that said Northeast dirt track drivers can call track officials pieces of shit without consequence. For that matter, see how long the freedom of speech argument lasts if you call management at a place of employment pieces of shit either in person or online.

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2 hours ago, rpm72x said:

I didn’t realize that the eastern states races that were held when Matt decided not to attend didn’t actually count....

I didn’t realize that the last couple of beers in the fridge that were drunk when he decided not to drink didn’t actually count...

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