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Buddy Shepherd (Steve Himelstein photo)

Shepherd Grabs Irwindale Glory

IRWINDALE, Calif. — Buddy Sheppard picked up his second career SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour late model victory Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway.

Shepherd started fifth, but made his way to the lead before the first caution flag on lap six. He was able to hold off the charging Dan Holtz to score the win.

After the race, Dan Holtz was found to be over on left side weight and Jacob Gomes was credited with finishing second.

Austin Herzog, Jace Hansen and Kole Raz rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Buddy Shepherd, Jacob Gomes, Austin Herzog, Jace Hansen, Kole Raz, Jeremy Doss, Sean Hingorani, Jeff Bichofberger, Jonathan Mawhinney, John Moore, Charles Price, Zach Telford, Trevor Huddleston, Blaine Rocha, Linny White, Scott Sanchez, Andre Prescott, Dylan Zampa, Dusin Ash, Cale Kanke, Jason Jefferson, Jason Gilber, Jim Wulfenstein, Ross Strimska, Keith Spangler, Dan Holtz.