Matt Sheppard wins 79th Land of Legends feature in OktoberFAST special

Matt Sheppard has won nine modified track championships and 78 feature races at the Land of Legends Speedway, and this Waterloo racer considers this half-mile Canandaigua layout to be his home turf.

In Saturday night’s OktoberFAST 60-lapper for DIRT big-block modifieds, Sheppard blasted off the outside pole to lead from start to finish and rack up his 79th career LoL triumph and his 18th win in 2020. The victor picked up a $7,500 check for his efforts. Mat Williamson ended up second, with Mike Mahaney, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller, Rocky Warner and Jimmy Phelps following.

Favored Steward Friesen had a rough night in the main event. His Halmar modified had major brake issues, and when Friesen was limping back to the pits, his modified was hit in the rear with considerable damage. With the OktoberFAST Series finale set for Weedsport on Sunday, Friesen’s team

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