Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack.  Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.  


That’s why the FK Rod Ends, who has nearly 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings available and carefully crafts their products, is proud to honor a monthly “Team FK Driver of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com.  Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which driver had the most success on the track.  The driver with the most votes will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Month” and will receive a $25 product certificate to use at FK Rod Ends.  At the end of the 2019 season, the driver that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Year” and will be awarded a (to be determined) prize from FK Rod Ends.  To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory visit fkrodends.com.


The winner of the “Team FK Driver of the Month” for the month of February is…


Brandon Sheppard celebrates one of his four victories at Volusia. (Photo credit: Rocket 1 Racing)

Brandon Sheppard

Dirt Late Models

Brandon Sheppard traveled to Florida during the month of February to do a little bit of gator hunting.  He left Volusia Speedway Park with a big gator trophy and a family of four.


“B-Shepp” accomplished a feat that had never been done before by winning four straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series races at the DIRTcar Nationals.


The 2017 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion put on a clinic against many of the top Dirt Late Model stars in the nation to close out Florida Speedweeks. The No. 1 Rocket Chassis ride was untouchable over the final four nights during the Late Model portion of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, taking home four gators and his first big gator championship.


This winning performance came on the heels of a show of consistency, lining up five consecutive top-five finishes in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Golden Isles Speedway (GA) and East Bay Raceway Park (FL).


With a worst finish of 11th and an average finish of 3.91, “B-Shepp” had made it known that he’ll be a force to be reckoned with on the Dirt Late Model circuit in 2019.


For his outstanding performance during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, Brandon Sheppard has been named FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for February 2019.


Other drivers receiving votes this month include: Bubba Pollard, Matt Hirschman, Ty Majeski, Tyler Courtney and Tyler Erb.


To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory, visit www.fkrodends.com.


-Text by 51 Staff

Team FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month – February 2019