Ashton Winger Shines In Sunshine State 50 Prelim; Sheppard Finishes 11th in Race XR Debut

LAKE CITY, FL – Ashton Winger took home the win on Friday night on preliminary night for tonight’s Sunshine State 50 with the Race XR Series at All Tech Raceway.

Back-to-Back Lucas Oil Late Model Champion Tim McCreadie finished in second, with Joseph Joiner, Jonathan Davenport and Mark Whitener completing the top five.

Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard made his debut with the series on Friday night and after qualifying in the top 10, a right rear flat tire in his heat sent Sheppard to the tail of the B main.  Starting 10th in the B ‘Super’ Matt climbed his way to the lead, earning himself a starting spot in the 24 car feature event where he would finish a solid 11th.

Sheppard will look to continue his strong showing in tonight’s $40,000 to win main event.

Sunshine State 50 Results:




Qualifying: 1. 10-Joseph Joiner, 00:17.503[14]; 2. 88-Trent Ivey, 00:17.533[19]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie, 00:17.603[22]; 4. 22*-Payton Freeman, 00:17.664[27]; 5. 25-Shane Clanton, 00:17.735[10]; 6. 5W-Mark Whitener, 00:17.815[8]; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 00:17.882[3]; 8. 12-Ashton Winger, 00:17.920[21]; 9. 5-Brandon Overton, 00:18.128[16]; 10. 58-Matt Sheppard, 00:18.160[11]; 11. 8-Kyle Strickler, 00:18.176[26]; 12. 93-Carson Ferguson, 00:18.333[18]; 13. 83-Jensen Ford, 00:18.498[4]; 14. 42-Cla Knight, 00:18.538[23]; 15. 33-Jeff Mathews, 00:18.659[24]; 16. 10C-Ryan Crane, 00:18.694[15]; 17. 01-Jason Garver, 00:18.772[12]; 18. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick, 00:18.966[17]; 19. 17SS-Brenden Smith, 00:19.162[5]; 20. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 00:19.226[7]; 21. 15-Clayton Stuckey, 00:19.282[20]; 22. 37-Cruz Skinner, 00:19.315[9]; 23. 1-Jesse Enterkin, 00:19.384[28]; 24. CO2-John Gill, 00:19.386[13]; 25. 51-Chad Tuten, 00:19.487[2]; 26. 6B-Adam Boyd, 00:20.587[25]; 27. (DNS) 17J-John Winge; 28. (DNS) 44D-Hunter Peacock

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22*-Payton Freeman[2]; 2. 10-Joseph Joiner[1]; 3. 10C-Ryan Crane[6]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 5. 83-Jensen Ford[5]; 6. 37-Cruz Skinner[8]; 7. 17SS-Brenden Smith[7]; 8. 51-Chad Tuten[9]; 9. (DNF) 44D-Hunter Peacock[10]; 10. (DNF) 58-Matt Sheppard[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 12-Ashton Winger[3]; 3. 88-Trent Ivey[1]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport[7]; 5. 42-Cla Knight[5]; 6. 01-Jason Garver[6]; 7. 1-Jesse Enterkin[8]; 8. 6B-Adam Boyd[9]; 9. (DNF) 8-Kyle Strickler[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 5W-Mark Whitener[2]; 3. 5-Brandon Overton[3]; 4. 93-Carson Ferguson[4]; 5. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick[6]; 6. 15-Clayton Stuckey[7]; 7. 33-Jeff Mathews[5]; 8. CO2-John Gill[8]; 9. (DNS) 17J-John Winge

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 58-Matt Sheppard[10]; 2. 33-Jeff Mathews[3]; 3. 17SS-Brenden Smith[1]; 4. 44D-Hunter Peacock[7]; 5. 51-Chad Tuten[4]; 6. 17J-John Winge[9]; 7. CO2-John Gill[6]; 8. 1-Jesse Enterkin[2]; 9. 6B-Adam Boyd[5]; 10. (DNS) 8-Kyle Strickler

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 12-Ashton Winger[5]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[3]; 3. 10-Joseph Joiner[4]; 4. 49-Jonathan Davenport[11]; 5. 5W-Mark Whitener[6]; 6. 5-Brandon Overton[9]; 7. 93-Carson Ferguson[12]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[10]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 10. 83-Jensen Ford[13]; 11. 58-Matt Sheppard[19]; 12. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick[15]; 13. 22*-Payton Freeman[1]; 14. 17SS-Brenden Smith[21]; 15. 15-Clayton Stuckey[18]; 16. 88-Trent Ivey[8]; 17. 01-Jason Garver[17]; 18. (DNF) 37-Cruz Skinner[16]; 19. (DNF) 10C-Ryan Crane[7]; 20. (DNF) 44D-Hunter Peacock[22]; 21. (DNF) 33-Jeff Mathews[20]; 22. (DNF) 1-Jesse Enterkin[24]; 23. (DNF) 42-Cla Knight[14]; 24. (DNF) 8-Kyle Strickler[23]