Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge Decided at Portsmouth

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

The battle for the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge will end with this weekend’s 42nd Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries.

A tight battle for the $15,000 bonus between Ricky Thornton Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Sheppard will be decided at the conclusion of Saturday’s 100-lap finale. Thornton Jr. holds a slim 50-point advantage over McCreadie in the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge standings – while Sheppard is only 80 points out of the lead in third. 

The three drivers in contention for the Brandon Ford TV Race Challenge have each enjoyed recent success at Portsmouth Raceway Park in recent years. Ricky Thornton Jr. returns as the defending Dirt Track World Champion – while Tim McCreadie has finished in the top five twice in as many two years. Brandon Sheppard is a four-time winner of the crown jewel event at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

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.

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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 via MAVTV on FloRacing.

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.

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