Sheppard Perfect, Points Breakdown for OCFS Centennial Weekend – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT

Getting a perfect score in any sport is always a challenge.  Being perfect in racing is even more difficult. There are just far too many variables. A perfect start to a chance for $100,000 at the Orange County Fair Speedway during Centennial Weekend is scoring 200 points via two feature wins.  The Orange County definition of perfection is currently Matt Sheppard.

Sheppard dominated the Battle of the Midway 100 on Thursday night for the Super DIRTcar Series in claiming the win to earn 100 points toward a Centennial Weekend guaranteed spot.  He then backed that up with a four second win in the 80-lap feature on Thursday night.  All told, Sheppard has earned $20,000 in two days of racing at the Orange County Fair Speedway while earning a perfect 200 points.

Sheppard is locked in, at worst, to the 14th starting position Saturday night.  Joining him in the overall tally for locked in drivers in second is Erick Rudolph.  Rudolph, after a third and a ninth, earned 192 points to put him 15th in the main.

Billy Dunn, who finished second on Friday, scored 170 points to lock-in to 16th.  Mat Williamson’s two top-ten finishes put him fourth in points for the 17th starting spot.  He was tied with Johnson, but his sixth place finish was better than Johnson’s best to put him one spot better.  Johnson is guaranteed 18th.




Rounding out the locked in drivers is Billy Pauch Sr., in 19th,  Larry Wight 20th, Brett Hearn 21st, Mike Mahaney 22nd, Jimmy Phelps 23rd, Chris Hile 24th and Ryan Godown by two points over Anthony Perrego for 25th.

All 12 drivers have the option of running on Saturday for a shot to improve their starting positions in the 40 driver field that will go for $100,000.

Below is a breakdown of the point standings based on an unofficial point tabulation for the two nights of racing action.

STARTING SPOTS 14-25
14 Matt Sheppard 200
15 Erick Rudolph 172
16 Billy Dunn 170
17 Mat Williamson 166
18 Danny Johnson 166
19 Billy Pauch Sr. 162
20 Larry Wight 158
21 Brett Hearn 154
22 Mike Mahaney 154
23 Jimmy Phelps 150
24 Chris Hile 150
25 Ryan Godown 146

MUST QUALIFY ON SATURDAY
Anthony Perrego 144
Billy Decker 140
Tim Sears Jr. 138
Peter Britten 134
Tim Fuller 128
Tommy Meier 118
Pat Ward 116
Danny Creeden 114
Jimmy Horton 112
Dillon Steuer 106
Andy Bachetti 100
Billy VanInwegen 100
Brian Krummel 100
Chris Whitehead 100
Craig Mitchell 100
Jack Lehner 100
Jeff Strunk 100
Tyler Boniface 100
Stewart Friesen 92
Bob McGannon 82
Michael Storms 78
Matt Janiak 72
Billy Pauch Jr. 70
Jackie Brown Jr. 70
Marc Johnson 70
Matt Hitchcock 70
Mike Gular 70
Justin Haers 68
Demetrios Drellos 62
Rusty Smith 60
Paul St-Sauveur 58
Marcus Dinkins 56
LJ Lombardo 50
Rick Laubach 50
Tyler Dippel 50
Bob Hentschel 40
Brandon Finley 40
CG Morey 40
Chris Grbac 40
Chris Shultz 40
Daniel Johnson 40
Danny Cronk 40
Dominick Buffalino 40
Gary Edwards Jr. 40
Jeff Heotzler 40
Jerry Higbie 40
Jessica Friesen 40
John Ferrier 40
Josh Deleo 40
Matt Stangle 40
Michael Trautschold 40
Mike Kolka 40
Rich Eurich 40
Ryan Krachun 40
Sam Martz 40
Steve Dodd 40
Tyler Jashembowski 40
Yanick Mathieu 40
John Guarino 20
Kurt Hundeland 20
Roger Henion 20
Sheldon Creed 20

**ALL POINTS ARE UNOFFICIAL**