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Hard-Fought Battle in Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge Points

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Batavia, OH (June 22, 2022) - After 11 Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge events, the points battle is likely to come down to the wire at the season finale with just five points currently separating Brandon Sheppard and Ricky Thornton Jr at the top of the board; both of which have wins in the $100,000-to-win season ending Dirt Track World Championship.

To put the five points in perspective, there are 20 points more awarded for winning the race than for finishing in second: with a five-point difference between the majority of positions throughout the field.

The winner of the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge points category will receive a $15,000 bonus, while second and third will receive $5,000 and $2,000 respectively at the year-end awards banquet. Drivers must maintain perfect attendance with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to be eligible for these cash awards.

Brandon Ford, World's Largest Volume Ford Truck Dealer, continues their support of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge. The mini-series within the 2022 schedule is awarding points to drivers at twenty (20) TV events; eighteen (18) LIVE televised events broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and the two (2) next day airings.

Brandon Sheppard currently sits atop the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge points with two wins, five top five's and seven top ten's out of the eleven completed races in the mini-series. However, Ricky Thornton Jr trails Sheppard by a mere five points with four top five finishes and only finishing outside the top ten once out of the eleven races.

Tim McCreadie holds down the third spot in Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge points followed by Earl Pearson Jr in fourth and a tie for fifth between Hudson O'Neal and Tyler Erb.

With nine events remaining in the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge, the next event is this weekend at the 16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel during the series' first visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. Saturday's event will be live on MAVTV Plus with a next day airing on MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only cable television network in the U.S. dedicated solely to motorsports. With a total of 220+ providers across cable, satellite, telco, and digital broadcast platforms, MAVTV is now available to more viewers than ever before. For more information visit www.mavtv.com.

The talent of the nation's top dirt late model drivers will be put on display along the way, not only during the 18 live events on MAVTV Motorsports Network, but also through the live stream of all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events on www.mavtvplus.com.

Brandon Ford, located in Tampa, FL, has won Ford's prestigious President's Award for 19 consecutive years, saluting the top-performing Ford and Lincoln dealerships that pursue excellence in the highest levels of customer satisfaction in both sales and service. Brandon Ford has one of the largest inventories of new and pre-owned vehicles in the nation.

Brandon Ford is centrally located just minutes away from the Crosstown, I-75 and I-4. They are located at the corners of State Roads 301 and 60, with entrances at both sides. Their hours are posted on their website for your convenience, as well as contact phone numbers for each of their departments.

To learn more about Brandon Ford or if you are interested in purchasing a vehicle, visit: www.brandonford.com.

Upcoming 2022 Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge Schedule

*Next day airing on MAVTV Motorsports Network.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
´╗┐Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country. In 2022, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 18 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.

The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will be streamed live on MAVTV Plus, with broadcasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
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