OSWEGO, N.Y. — Matt Sheppard has had an incredible season in 2016, but Super DIRT Week was a big question mark for the entire field heading into Thursday’s time trial session. Sheppard quickly nixed any notion that his team would not be the dominant force at Super DIRT Week.
The driver out of Waterloo, NY wasn’t just fast, he was electric. Sheppard ripped off a 22.783 second lap- which was a tenth of a second faster than the pole speed for Tim Fuller in the 358-Modifieds.
‘Super Matt’ was three and a half tenths faster than Watertown, NY’s Tim McCreadie, who clocked in with a 23.124 to secure the outside pole for the Bud Light 300 on Sunday. An impressive run for McCreadie, who cut his teeth in dirt modifieds, but has focused his career in the direction of dirt late models.
McCreadie competes on the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series full-time, while fitting modified races into his schedule when he can. Super DIRT Week has always eluded McCreadie, whose father ‘Barefoot Bob’ claimed the checkered flag back in 1986.
Here are the complete results from Thursday’s Time Trials for the Bud Light 300:
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