MADERA - RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series point leader Buddy Shepherd was scheduled to compete in round number six of the MAVTV televised series at Madera Speedway on August 26th until he received a phone call that not only changed his plans for August 26th but could also change the trajectory of his racing career.
After winning multiple races at Madera Speedway on television in 2017 Shepherd will now drive for Jefferson Pitts Racing at Douglas County Speedway in Oregon in the NASCAR K&N West Race on August 26th missing the race at Madera and likely giving up his point lead. Jefferson Pitts Racing is one of the top K&N teams in the business and put Kevin Harvick in victory lane at Sears Point this past June.
"Buddy called me and asked for my advice as a race car driver. We discussed his goals as a driver and the caliber of the Jefferson Pitts operation. Our goal with our program is to propel as many talented drivers to the top of our sport as possible from the Madera Speedway so it was the easiest advice I've ever given to tell Buddy to pack his helmet bag for Oregon, "Kenny Shepherd" .
There is a just a handful of points separating the top five in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series Championship with just three televised races remaining. Second to fifth in the points looks like this; Logan Zampa-234, Garland Tyler-225, Dillion Tucker-214, Matt Erickson-192.
Everyone at the Madera Speedway will be pulling for Buddy to win the K&N West race in Oregon just as we were cheering for him when he took down the Southwest Tour drivers at Madera Speedway in July, good luck Buddy!
August 26th is Round number six of the eight race televised series that ends with the $10,000.00 to win race on October 7th of this season.
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