Sheppard, the defending series champion, crossed the finish line ahead of Jason Feger, Billy Moyer, Shannon Babb and Ryan Unzicker.
Unzicker currently leads Babb 989-985 in one of the closest points pursuits in Hell Tour history. Sheppard is a close third at 928, followed by Brian Shirley (908) and Bobby Pierce (848).
The tour stops at Highland, Ill., Saturday night. First place is worth $10,000.