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 2018 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 July is……
"Super Matt" is flying high once again. Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, New York hit his stride during the month of July, scoring a total of five wins while competing at dirt tracks throughout the United States and Canada.
Sheppard kicked off the month on July 1 with his third Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season north of the border at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Ontario. Eleven days later, he made his way back to Cornwall and claimed the $12,000 DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Race for a Cure 150.
A return trip to Canada, this time the province of Quebec, netted Sheppard another Super DIRTcar Series victory at Autodrome Drummond on July 24.
Just three days later, Sheppard returned to his home turf and scored a Modified victory at Outlaw Speedway (NY). He ended the month Sunday afternoon by winning the $10,000 York County Nationals for the Short Track Super Series at BAPS Motor Speedway (PA).
For his impressive performance during the month, Matt Sheppard has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of July.
Others receiving votes: Casey Roderick, Donny Schatz, Jonathan Davenport, Justin Bonsignore, Reid Lanpher, Stewart Friesen, and Tyler Ankrum
-Text by Speed51 Staff
-Photo credit: Speed51.com