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  1. The 2017 Series Champion is Off to a Terrific Start in 2019, as He Eyes the Big Gator Trophy on Saturday BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 15, 2019 — Fast fact: the last four World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races held at the Volusia Speedway Park as part of the DIRTcar Nationals have now been won by the same driver in the same car. “The Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard put on yet another powerful display of motor and muscle on Friday night, as he led 41 of 50 laps en route to his third victory in three days. Sheppard won the fourth and final World of Outlaws race last year at Volusia, making this four in a row for the Rocket Chassis house car driver at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” After winning Monday’s DIRTcar Late Model race and two sub-par nights of Outlaw competition Wednesday and Thursday, 2018 Series Champion Mike Marlar put together an incredible rebound race, advancing 21 spots through 50 laps to go from 23rd to second after barely making the race through a Last Chance Showdown. Two-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Brian Shirley bagged the final spot in the top three with a solid run, rebounding from his 3rd-to-14th-place finish on Thursday night. Sheppard began his night with a win in Heat No. 5 and drew the fourth spot on the starting grid. From the outside second row, he seemed to crack the whip at the exact same time as Thursday night, taking the lead away from Tim McCreadie on lap 10 and getting the jump on every restart, avoiding the destructive activity behind him to garner his 15th top-five finish in 17 overall starts this winter. Track conditions, as they always do, changed throughout the evening, which made for an interesting challenge for the drivers on which line to run and when. Both high and low lanes seemed to be effective, and Sheppard said his car was good enough to work with both. “I feel like I could have ran the same line most of the race and kept the same speed up, but there were guys coming behind me on the top and they were a little better than me at times, so I had to move up and compensate,” said Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL. “I just moved when I had to, and everything just worked out how it worked out – the racecar was really good.” Sheppard, a third-generation racer, grew up on Illinois bullrings, but he’s adapted his game to big houses, as well. “You can’t get good at these places unless you go and get beat and learn from your mistakes,” Sheppard said. “We’ve ran a lot of half-miles in the past few years and our half-mile program has been really, really good. I was definitely excited to come here, for sure. Of all the places that we come to in Florida, or speed weeks in general, I was definitely most excited about here.” Dominance on this half-mile is certainly not easy to come by, but the Mark Richards Racing team certainly has figured it out, winning 10 World of Outlaws Feature events at the facility since 2007. Richards and his crew of Danny White, Austin Hargrove and Joel Rogers have worked especially hard to put Sheppard into victory lane numerous times over the past two seasons. And Richards couldn’t be happier to do it at a place like Volusia. “This starts our year off, so it gives us some momentum to go on,” Richards said. “This place is probably one of my favorite places to race, so to come here and win, it means a lot to us.” Sheppard said on Thursday night that the pressure of winning in 2019 was actually relieved a bit because they fell short of winning the Series championship in 2018. Richards wants the best for his team, and it seems they’re coming back with vengeance in their eyes to begin the year with three-peat victories to kick things off. “It wasn’t because of on-track performance, it was because of some mechanical issues we had,” Richards said. “We had an incredible year, won the most races and all that. But we want to come back and redeem ourselves.” However, little did Sheppard know of Marlar’s charge behind him. Lap by lap, Marlar began to pick off traffic in front of him, climbing to the 16th spot before a bad wreck on the front stretch on lap 27 brought out an extended caution, sending several cars to pit road. On that restart, Marlar put the hammer down and picked up a few more spots, placing him inside the top 10, where he continued to make up ground on the leaders. By lap 40, he was battling Brian Shirley for second – a battle he won at the drop of the checkered. “It went great for me, there were a lot of things happening in that race,” said Marlar, of Winfield, TN. “I started, pretty much, at the rear and had a really good car. I missed some pretty big catastrophes and passed a lot of cars too, so it was a good night for us.” Shirley once again proved his worthiness of running up front again on Friday night with a hard-fought, third-place run. He started eighth and kept his nose clean through 50 laps, holding his own in the top three to stay out of the incidents that were occurring behind him. Steadily, Shirley made the most of his passes on the high side – a familiar place for him this week. “We got off to a pretty good start and was able to pick a few of those guys off,” said Shirley, of Chatham, IL. “Just stuck to my guns, as I was pretty good around the top. Luckily, everything went our way – got a couple spots on some restarts and it all worked out pretty good.” Shirley had some early momentum that proved to be the difference-maker in staying out of each of the five cautions, climbing to second on lap 19, well before the wrecks involving Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, Gregg Satterlee and Jonathan Davenport led to a lot of mangled racecars in the pits after 50 laps, and Shirley was just glad to be ahead of it all. “Luckily, on the restarts, I was able to get out there and get to second,” Shirley said. “I was able to hold my own in there and not fall back on the restarts, which saved me from getting into that carnage.” Don’t miss the 12th and final night of the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals from Volusia, get your Late Model Fast Pass now to watch every lap live on DIRTVision! Abbreviated results (click here to see the full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 6m-Mike Marlar [23][$5,000]; 3. 3s-Brian Shirley [8][$3,000]; 4. 5-Don O'Neal [9][$2,500]; 5. 29-Darrell Lanigan [12][$2,000]; 6. 17M-Dale McDowell [20][$1,700]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [10][$1,400]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton [5][$1,300]; 9. 7r-Kent Robinson [19][$1,200]; 10. 0-Scott Bloomquist [3][$1,100]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb [11][$1,050]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$1,000]; 13. 97-Cade Dillard [16][$950]; 14. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$900]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs [14][$850]; 16. B1-Brent Larson [26][$800]; 17. 44-Chris Madden [1][$770]; 18. 40B-Kyle Bronson [7][$750]; 19. 49-Jonathan Davenport [6][$730]; 20. 22-Chris Ferguson [15][$700]; 21. 111-Tyler Erb [22][$700]; 22. 39-Tim McCreadie [2][$700]; 23. 7-Ricky Weiss [17][$700]; 24. 9-Devin Moran [24][$700]; 25. 22s-Gregg Satterlee [18][$700]; 26. 6-Blake Spencer [28][$110]; 27. 36v-Kyle Hardy [27][$110]; 28. 116-Tanner English [21][$700] Hard Charger - 6m-Mike Marlar [+21] Lap Leaders - Tim McCreadie: Laps 1-9, Brandon Sheppard: Laps 10-50
  2. Another Mark in the Win Column for the Rocket Chassis House Car, Weiss Shows Signs of Strength BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 14, 2019 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series had a streak going of three different winners in three races after Wednesday night. Brandon Sheppard’s back-to-back win on Thursday night over Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal and Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss changed all that, as he led 39 laps on his way to victory on Night 4 of Late Model Week at Volusia Speedway Park as part of the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Early on, the gloves were off in the battle for the lead between two former Series Champions, Tim McCreadie and Sheppard himself. McCreadie started outside front row and bolted out to the early lead. Sheppard gave chase for 10 laps before using the shortest line around the track to power by on the inside coming out of turn two. Once he grabbed the lead, Sheppard did everything he could to protect it, growing his lead in traffic to as high as 4.2 seconds at one point. “I kind of bided my time a little bit there at the beginning and was able to find out what line I needed to run,” Sheppard said. “When I was running third, I was kind of taking my time, trying to be patient a little bit and see where I could pass them guys clean.” Despite a number of cautions near the end of the race, Sheppard was able to handle the pressure from numerous drivers applying it from behind him. Seven different cars took a shot at the top three in the second half of the race, and the battle ensued quickly after Sheppard grabbed the lead from McCreadie. Don O’Neal, Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Brian Shirley and Ricky Weiss were all fighting like dogs to break into the podium in various points over 50 laps, which most everyone was able to claim at least once in that timeframe. “T-Mac” defended the runner-up spot early before Madden, Shirley, Bloomquist and O’Neal came in hot pursuit. After a restart on lap 17 that bunched the field together, they raced lap-after-lap, inside and outside, swapping positions back-and-forth for about 15 laps before another caution broke the tension. After the restart, Davenport completed his vicious charge to the front with a pass for second but quickly lost it and began to fade, much like Shirley did around the same time. This left room for one of the best battles for the podium the fans had been treated to all week between Bloomquist, McCreadie, Madden and O’Neal. “Black Sunshine” stayed relatively out of the way, biding his time in sixth for much of the first 40 laps, but cranked things up with ten-to-go and passed three cars in three laps, leaving him with a solid runner-up finish. This gave Bloomquist his second top-five of the week, and another strong run from Team Zero, rebounding from his superb, yet unfortunate-ending run in Wednesday night’s Morton Buildings Feature (2nd to 22nd). McCreadie and Madden held their own battle for the fifth spot near the race’s end, with McCreadie in the position as they took the checkered. This gave Madden his fourth top-10 of the season, bringing him up to fifth in Series point standings. Don O’Neal had another terrific run aboard the Clint Bowyer Racing ride, fending off numerous challenges from McCreadie, Bloomquist and Madden just to protect his third spot. From lap 13 onward, “The Real Deal” was never worse than fourth, showcasing his integrity on the high-line, right where he was the night prior. However, O’Neal said his car may have had more in the tank for a better push for second. “I think I ran so hard on the top, at the beginning that I used my stuff up,” O”Neal said. “At the end, I couldn’t cut across the middle like Scott and Brandon could. I had to live on the cushion. I came home third – it’s not what we wanted but it’s what we’ll have to take.” Coming into the 2019 season, there was much speculation around the Late Model community, concerning who the “top rookies” of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series were going to be. Ricky Weiss was a frequently mentioned name online, being a five-time WISSOTA Late Models champion, especially on social media. Thursday night’s race was the first to support his fans’ predictions of high-quality finishes throughout the season, as Weiss wrapped up the fourth spot, and it looks as though he’ll only be getting better from here. A few rough finishes at Volusia prior to Thursday night has given Weiss and the rest of his crew a big reason to work hard and get better in all areas. It takes a special team effort to rebound from a 24th-place finish, directly following with a top-five effort. With Scott Bloomquist and his team’s knowledge and equipment backing the Headingly, Manitoba, Canada, team this season, Weiss has proven he’s got what it takes to hang with the big guns on a national tour. “It’s been huge, just growing our relationship with Scott and I and our team,” Weiss said. “We’ve just been tweaking and building as a team, and it’s definitely showing.” Weiss and his team have had experience at Volusia in years past, but never this deep into a points commitment. They key for them will be to just stay out of trouble and focus on consistency, the wins will come soon. “We knew Florida would be a new deal to us,” Weiss said. “If we could get out of here unscathed with our equipment in one piece, I just think if we can contend, not only with the rookie deal but run up front almost every night, we can hopefully make a run for the championship. “Our team definitely proved that we’ve got the speed and we’ve got the skill, Weiss continued. “Now if we get a little bit of luck on our side, maybe we can start picking up some wins.” Late Model Week at the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park continues tonight in round #3 of World of Outlaws competition. Get your tickets here or log on to DIRTVision to get your Late Model Fast Pass now for only $39 per month and watch every lap live, all season long! Abbreviated results (click here for full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist [6][$5,000]; 3. 5-Don O'Neal [7][$3,000]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss [10][$2,500]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie [2][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [3][$1,700]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [11][$1,400]; 8. 29-Darrell Lanigan [13][$1,300]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$1,200]; 10. 17M-Dale McDowell [23][$1,100]; 11. 14-Josh Richards [20][$1,050]; 12. 20-Jimmy Owens [21][$1,000]; 13. 49-Jonathan Davenport [9][$950]; 14. 3s-Brian Shirley [5][$900]; 15. 9-Devin Moran [26][$850]; 16. 22-Chris Ferguson [15][$800]; 17. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [18][$770]; 18. 28-Dennis Erb [12][$750]; 19. B1-Brent Larson [27][$110]; 20. 111-Tyler Erb [24][$700]; 21. 36v-Kyle Hardy [17][$700]; 22. 83-Scott James [14][$700]; 23. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$700]; 24. 16-Tyler Bruening [19][$700]; 25. 71-Hudson O'Neal [16][$700]; 26. 7r-Kent Robinson [8][$700]; 27. 6-Blake Spencer [28][$110]; 28. 48-Colton Flinner [22][$700] Hard Charger: 17M-Dale McDowell[+13] Lap Leaders: 39 Tim McCreadie - Laps 1 - 11, 1 Brandon Sheppard - Laps 12-50
  3. Winter Freeze IX, Night Two Goes to the Second Georgian in Two Races SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 9, 2019 – Georgia native Shane Clanton broke a year-and-a-half winless streak by dominating the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series 50-lap Feature Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway. Courtesy of World of Outlaws PR Clanton, the 2015 Series champion from Zebulon, GA, had gone 51 races without a win before earning his fourth victory at Screven and 43rd all-time in World of Outlaws competition, holding off Kyle Hardy and Chase Junghans to the checkered flag. According to “The Georgia Bulldog” himself, going winless last season never actually bothered him as much as most fans thought it would have. In fact, he used the dry spell as fuel to get better. Now that the monkey is off of his back, Clanton will look to build on this momentum as the current points leader heading into Volusia, where he has been so dangerous in past years with five wins since 2015. “It feels real good,” Clanton said. “To go almost a year and a half… like I said at the banquet [last year], it just makes you mad. And the guy who wins, it just makes him more determined to come back and win again, and that’s what we’ve done. We’ve worked awful hard over the winter to build a new racecar here.” In what was almost a perfect night, Clanton qualified second overall out of 39 cars, won his heat race and redrew the pole for the Morton Buildings Feature. Taking the lead on lap 1, he faced several long strings of lapped traffic, as the race’s first caution didn’t fly until lap. But Clanton was able to handle the pressure from those behind him, much like all great veterans of the sport do. “I guess it’s lucky to get number one but I think our car was good enough to pass a couple of cars,” Clanton said with the biggest smile on his face. “I was just biding my time, trying not to get into too much lapped traffic, just didn’t want to get myself in a bind. We rode a long way, and to come up with the win, it’s pretty special.” And how special it was for Clanton and the Capital Chassis stable this weekend, with Chris Madden putting his Capital on the podium in Friday night’s race and a top-10 on Saturday. Clanton said Madden’s help has been and will continue to be instrumental in Capital’s success on the tour this season. “I’ve had some help when Chris came along after Charlotte [last year] and we went and tested my car, then we built this car,” Clanton said. “We’ve changed some things on it and evidently we’re going in the right direction, so that’s the good thing.” Another special finish came right behind Clanton - the Viper Motorsports entrant of Rookie contender Kyle Hardy. The Virginian had a solid night on Friday, coming from 17th to finish 11th after winning his Late Chance Showdown. But Saturday night was a much different story, as he set fast time in Group B, won his heat and redrew third. Hardy made the pass for second around Jason Covert on lap 12 and chased Clanton down the rest of the way but was never able to make the pass. However, he held his own through lapped traffic, staying right with Clanton the entire way and closing a two-second gap before the lap 45 caution. Overall, a great showing by the new Barry Wright Race Cars house driver. “It turned out to be great,” Hardy said. “We’ve got a greatly prepared car by Lance and Barry Wright, and that means the world. We ran decent last night, wasn’t the greatest, but second place tonight was, by far, great for us.” After the 11th-place on Friday night and the runner-up finish on Saturday, Hardy now leads in Rookie points by 20 markers over Ricky Weiss, who fell back to 15th in Saturday’s Feature. This gives him a big boost of confidence, heading into Volusia for the DIRTcar Nationals. “Absolutely, it’s a huge boost of confidence,” Hardy said with a grin. “We didn’t have two bad nights, we had a decent and a great night. We’re just super happy about it and ready to get going.” Hardy’s previous experience at Screven played right into his favor on Saturday night, as his three prior starts seemed to give him the edge over his fellow Rookie competitors. “It definitely helped, I’ve raced here three times before and it was the fifth time over the weekend, so it turned out to be great,” Hardy said. In what should have been another Rookie in the top five, Cade Dillard seemed to have a great fourth-place run going before tangling with Jason Covert in turn three with just two laps remaining. Dillard was obviously disappointed by the incident and the resulting 19th-place finish, but it gave him plenty to build off of heading into Volusia next week and was a great rebound, just one night after having to fight for a 14th-place run after taking a provisional. “I had a good car in the feature,” Dillard said. “I was just riding, trying to stay out of trouble. Had a chance there at the end, got under [Covert], I’d say nearly nose-to-nose with him. I’m not sure if he didn’t see us there or saw us and just turned left… Unfortunately, it killed our good run for us.” Up Next... The 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is the site of the next four Series races, Feb. 13-16. Two DIRTcar Late Model shows will preceed the World of Outlaws invasion on Monday and Tuesday. Get you tickets now and don't miss this exciting event by clicking here, or order your Late Model Fast Pass on DIRTVision and watch every lap LIVE! Abbreviated results (click here for full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$10,000]; 2. 36v-Kyle Hardy [3][$5,000]; 3. 18-Chase Junghans [4][$3,000]; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard [6][$2,500]; 5. 72-Mike Norris [8][$2,000]; 6. 3s-Brian Shirley [10][$1,700]; 7. 29-Darrell Lanigan [9][$1,400]; 8. 2x-John Henderson [11][$1,300]; 9. 44-Chris Madden [13][$1,200]; 10. 1D-Brent Dixon [12][$1,100]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb [16][$1,050]; 12. 2-Brandon Overton [17][$1,000]; 13. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [20][$950]; 14. 1x-Chub Frank [15][$900]; 15. 7-Ricky Weiss [14][$850]; 16. 9-Billy Moyer [22][$800]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [23][$770]; 18. 72c-Jason Covert [2][$750]; 19. 97-Cade Dillard [5][$730]; 20. 6-Blake Spencer [24][$700]; 21. 27+1-Tyler Carpenter [19][$700]; 22. 6m-Mike Marlar [18][$700]; 23. 22x-G.R. Smith [25][$110]; 24. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [7][$700]; 25. 99B-Boom Briggs [21][$700] - Hard Charger Award: 99jr-Frank Heckenast[+7] - Lap Leaders - Shane Clanton - 50 Laps Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 72c-Jason Covert, 14.558; 2. 25-Shane Clanton, 14.572; 3. 44-Chris Madden, 14.607; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 14.688; 5. 29-Darrell Lanigan, 14.721; 6. 2x-John Henderson, 14.729; 7. 2-Brandon Overton, 14.829; 8. B1-Brent Larson, 14.867; 9. 58-Ivedent Lloyd, 14.876; 10. 42-Cla Knight, 14.935; 11. 22x-G.R. Smith, 14.945; 12. 1x-Chub Frank, 14.961; 13. 6-Blake Spencer, 14.991; 14. 8-Matt Sponaugle, 15.123; 15. 27+1-Tyler Carpenter, 15.18; 16. O-Ryan Scott, 15.233; 17. 99B-Boom Briggs, 15.271; 18. 27-Joe Denby, 15.354; 19. J8-Jadon Frame, 15.441; 20. 0K-Freddie Carpenter, 15.739 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 36v-Kyle Hardy, 14.622; 2. 18-Chase Junghans, 14.625; 3. 72-Mike Norris, 14.652; 4. 97-Cade Dillard, 14.652; 5. 3s-Brian Shirley, 14.679; 6. 1D-Brent Dixon, 14.692; 7. 7-Ricky Weiss, 14.72; 8. 28-Dennis Erb, 14.745; 9. 99jr-Frank Heckenast, 14.849; 10. 6m-Mike Marlar, 15.004; 11. 16-Tyler Bruening, 15.045; 12. 77-Brian Connor, 15.045; 13. 9-Billy Moyer, 15.058; 14. 53-Ray Cook, 15.071; 15. 24D-Michael Brown, 15.08; 16. 83-Scott James, 15.15; 17. 11B-Stacy Boles, 15.223; 18. C9-Steve Casebolt, 15.412; 19. 25h-Chuck Hummer, 17.722
  4. Pittman Goes Two-for-Two at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 9, 2019 – One of Daryn Pittman’s favorite drivers growing up was Stevie Smith. By capturing his 83rd win – in the 83 car – during the second night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals he is now just one win away from tying his childhood hero. Courtesy of World of Outlaws PR “Just that number (83 wins) to me is pretty staggering,” Pittman said after winning his second race in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. To him, it’s surreal he would ever get close to Smith’s record. He cruised to win number 82 Friday night, making each pass with ease on the bottom of the track. Win 83 wasn’t as easy. NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell made sure of it. Bell pulled to the lead at the start of the race and held it until lap 18 when Pittman’s quest for the top spot finally reached the No. 39 Swindell SpeedLab car. The two traded the lead five times – three times in the last five laps. By the time Bell and Pittman began battling for the lead, lapped traffic came into play. The slower cars worked in Pittman’s favor Friday night, as leader Shane Stewart got hung up behind one, allowing Pittman to shoot by. They weren’t an issue for Bell, maneuvering around them like an obstacle course he designed. If Pittman wanted the win, he had to outpower Bell without help. Pittman was able to make the bottom of the track work for him early, clearing Bell on lap 19. But Bell fought back, reclaiming the lead just a lap later. Pittman was forced to regroup and try another method of catching Bell and getting back by him. It took six laps to do so, using the high side and middle of the track as his path back to Bell’s bumper. Pittman was able to again clear him for the lead, but Bell was resilient, throwing his car to the bottom of turn one and again reclaiming the lead. After trading slide jobs in the last five laps of the race, by lap 28 the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car finally found enough grip on the high side of turns one and two to clear Bell and pull away. However, he didn’t know he created gap between himself and Bell. “As a driver I felt like once I got the lead that should have been the end of it, because I felt like my car was better, so once I gave it back, I thought I might be in trouble,” Pittman said. “Honestly I thought he passed me back on the last lap. I thought I gave the race away because I completely missed the bottom on the white flag lap, and I guess it was a lapped car.” While Bell is happy with the speed he’s shown this week, finishing third in Friday’s Feature and winning Saturday night’s DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, he’s left wondering what he could have done better. “Most of the time, I feel like in winged cars, especially on half miles, you get beat in lapped traffic,” Bell said. “In this scenario, I didn’t really get beat in lap traffic. He (Pittman) was obviously better than me, somehow, some way, so just go back and watch what he was doing to make up time on me. It sucks because most of the time you don’t get beat in an open track like that.” Pittman credits some of the early success his team has shown to the ideas his Crew Chief Brent Ventura has provided, and that he has more say with adjustments than he did with the No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing car. While he is coming off two wins in a row, Pittman is not taking his latest wins for granted. “Every win is special,” Pittman said. “Eighty-two is great. Eighty-three is awesome. You never know when your last one is going to be. We’ll enjoy this one, and hopefully we have a lot more left in us.” If he wins the Series’ finale to the DIRTcar Nationals Sunday, not only will he claim his third DIRTcar Nationals championship, he’ll tie his childhood hero, Stevie Smith. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will wrap up its DIRTcar Nationals championship tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from the DIRTcar Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com. NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [2][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [15][$2,300]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [10][$1,500]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,100]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason [14][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 16. 71-Parker Price-Miller [5][$900]; 17. 13-Paul McMahan [17][$800]; 18. 70X-Spencer Bayston [11][$800]; 19. 5-Shane Stewart [21][$800]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [20][$800]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [25][$]; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss [24][$800]; 24. 17W-Shane Golobic [23][$800]; 25. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$] Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell 1-18, 20-25, 27; Daryn Pittman 19, 26, 28-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11] Qualifying: 1. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 12.849; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.011; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 13.013; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.015; 5. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.073; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.126; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.147; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.151; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.151; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.162; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.173; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.176; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.217; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.222; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.24; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.248; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.249; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.266; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.292; 21. 41-David Gravel, 13.319; 22. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.329; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.347; 24. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.389; 25. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.426; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.532; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.6; 28. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.641; 29. 47-Brant O'Banion, 13.817; 30. 19-Brent Marks, NT; 31. 84-Tom Harris, NT
  5. Night One of Winter Freeze IX Goes Wire-to-Wire for Overton SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 8, 2019 – The debut of the Morton Buildings brand across the face of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the new man in charge of its direction, Casey Shuman, left everyone wondering only one thing – how would the action on the track be at the drop of the green flag? If you weren’t in the seats of Screven Motor Speedway or watching live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene, you missed quite a show. Never before has the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series been set to broadcast live video from each of its scheduled shows in any prior season, and the first of 51 race nights was full of hammer-down racing, from start to finish. “Big Sexy” Brandon Overton definitely had the hammer down in the inaugural Morton Buildings Feature event, leading all 50 laps to claim his fourth career Series victory and his first with the Outlaws since his big $30,000 payday at the Firecracker 100 back in June of 2017. Simply put, Overton excelled in all areas of competition on Friday night. Qualifying sixth fastest out of 39 cars in the pit area, Overton sat on the pole of Heat 2 and led all 10 laps. He redrew the outside pole, took the lead on lap one over polesitter Chase Junghans and never looked back, going flag-to-flag for Rum Runner Racing’s best finish with Overton behind the wheel of the Schaeffer’s Racing Oil No. 2. The big win to open the 2019 World of Outlaws season comes just two-and-a-half months after Overton and Rum Runner Racing went public with their plans to team up this year. Former pilot Joey Coulter stepped down from his driving duties at the end of 2018 to make room for the 2015 Rookie of the Year, and the decision seems to have paid off well against the Outlaws. But Overton said it didn’t start out that way in his ventures racing elsewhere earlier this week. After two average finishes of 12th and 14th at Golden Isles Speedway and a dismal 23rd earlier this week at East Bay Raceway Park, Overton found his mojo on Wednesday and Thursday with a fourth and an eighth to give him a boost of confidence heading into Screven. Overton said with a big smile that it was about time things started looking up. “I just rolled off on the outside of that front row,” Overton said. “Hell, if I’d have lost tonight, I’d have been pretty upset, myself. I just got the job done, I guess. Everything fell our way and it had been going pretty [bad], so, it’s time for a change.” Believably, Overton’s previous three finishes at Screven in non-Outlaw competition were all wins aboard three different Rocket Chassis. He said there’s just something about them that makes him more comfortable in them. That, and the fact that he’s had years of experience racing on the grounds, admitting he used to race go-karts on the dirt track behind the 3/8-mile oval. He also makes his home in the town of Evans, Georgia, just 90 minutes North of Screven. Looks like the home-state/field advantage actually does pay off, literally. $10,000 on the big check is quite a solid cut to start the season. “I’m comfortable, I don’t have a bunch of pressure as far as going out there and cutting a lap, I’m pretty good at that,” Overton said. “I don’t know, it just… feels like home again.” But his journey to Victory Lane on Friday night was anything but comfortable, and full of pressure from runner-up Chris Madden and third-place finisher Brian Shirley. Madden started directly behind Overton but had a costly miscue on the opening lap, jumping the cushion in turn three and lightly scrubbing the wall, throwing him all the way back to 9th before the first caution came out. Several yellows and even a red flag for Scott James and Boom Briggs, who managed to stack their cars on top of each other after a jingle in turn 1, gave Overton headaches all race long with constant restarts. This, much to their liking, gave Madden several opportunities to make up the lost ground and aided in Shirley’s efforts to keep up with Overton through lapped traffic. Madden got his new Skyline Motorsports Capital Chassis No. 44 straightened out rather quickly, getting back to fourth by lap 10. He finally broke into the top three with 15 laps to go, getting around Darrell Lanigan after chasing him for half of the race. Then came the pass for second, when Shirley, who drove runner-up for nearly 80 percent of the race, slipped up in turn three with 11-to-go, opening the door for Madden’s slidejob out of turn four. “We finally got some green flag laps in and got to rolling pretty good,” Madden said about his efforts after a large group of cautions. “I was able to rebound from something that could have been real tragic, but we turned it around into a real positive night. To come back and run second here is pretty impressive for our new team.” After starting fifth, Shirley knew his mistake was costly, but said that he had a great night overall and will be ready to come back on Saturday. “I was trying to keep pace with Brandon and I just went into [turn three] and didn’t get turned and it pushed,” Shirley said. “Chris must have been right there on me so he just got to slide by in the rubber better than me. Thankfully, we were able to get back in there and run third. It’s just one of those things where you make a mistake sometimes and it costs you.” Rookie Highlights Ricky Weiss – The Scott Bloomquist protégé, Canadian sensation and now-five-time WISSOTA Late Models champion had a great night at Screven, qualifying fifth in Group A, finishing third in Heat 1 and capping off the night with a solid eighth-place finish. The highest-finishing rookie started ninth and jumped up to fourth on the first lap, showing his tenacity behind the wheel. Look for him to get even more involved with the top five in Feature racing on Saturday, as those wins at the Wild West Shootout back in early January certainly gave him a boost of confidence. Kyle Hardy – The 2018 Ultimate Late Model Series runner-up gave it all he had in the Viper Motorsports No. 36V, winning his Last Chance Qualifier, starting 18th and crossing the line 11th. His previous experience at the track will propel him even farther forward on Saturday. Cade Dillard – The former Modified star had an up-and-down night, to say the least, after qualifying fifth in Group B but finishing eighth in his heat race. Things didn’t get much better in LCS No. 2, as a seventh-place effort forced him to use his one and only emergency provisional for the year. But he did get things figured out in the Feature, as he climbed from his 26th starting spot to 14th, earning him hard-charger honors. Up Next… Night number two of Winter Freeze IX gets underway on Saturday, Feb. 9, with hot laps scheduled for approximately 6 p.m. Watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision with your Late Model Fast Pass!
  6. Pittman Powers to Opening Night Victory at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 8, 2019 – Daryn Pittman is no stranger to winning at Volusia Speedway Park. However, when he pulled his Sprint Car into Victory Lane during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals it was like a first win. NOS Energy Drink dawned Victory Lane for the first time as the new title sponsor of the Series, but the biggest change for Pittman was the car he drove to the win – the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83. “There is nothing better than starting the year off with a win,” said Pittman, who won for the 82nd time in his World of Outlaws career. “It’s hard to do. Everyone of these wins is hard to come by. But to start the season off like this, I don’t think we could have scripted it any better.” For the past six years, Pittman drove the No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing – winning his only Series championship in 2013, his first year with the team. He lost that ride at the end of 2018, as car owner Kasey Kahne planned to run more Sprint Car races this year. Losing that ride didn’t put any more pressure on him to perform, though. The pressure is always there. “I put enough pressure on myself every day, no matter who I’m driving for or what I’m racing,” Pittman said. “At my age (40), I’m not young anymore. The truth is, you have too many bad seasons and you get to my age, people start wondering ‘Man has he lost it or not?’. I just have pressure on myself to get out there and perform.” Pittman added his goal with Roth Motorsports is to build a long-lasting, competitive program. He showed speed all day, qualifying second, finishing second in his Heat Race and finishing third in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – behind fellow Oklahoma-natives Shane Stewart in the CJB Motorsports No. 5 car and Christopher Bell in the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 car, who he battled for the win during the 30-lap caution free Feature. Stewart, who is also in a new ride this year with the CJB Motorsports team, shot to the lead on the opening lap of the Feature. He utilized the top side of the track to his advantage most of the night, holding off attacks by Bell and Pittman for the lead. He switched to the bottom of the track for a few laps, allowing Bell, on the high side, to make his best attempt to steal the lead. Bell was able to pull side-by-side with Stewart, but never able to clear him. Bell and Pittman traded second-place a few times throughout the race. By lap 15, Pittman was able to clear Bell for second, utilizing the traction at the bottom of the track. Sticking to the bottom, Pittman began to reel in Stewart, who had entered lap traffic. With 10 laps to go, Stewart looked to have the race under control, keeping a healthy distance between he and Pittman while maneuvering through lap cars. Until five laps later. Coming off turn four on the high side, Stewart’s run was disrupted by a slower lap car, allowing Pittman to get underneath him in turn one, then clearing him on the backstretch. Once Pittman stole the lead, Stewart was unable to challenge for it back and had to settle for second. “I wish I had a couple of them laps back,” Stewart said. “I got caught behind (Jason) Sides, and I wasn’t really sure what to do. And to win these races you can’t make little mistakes like that. We had a solid night. This car has been fast since I’ve set foot in it and I’m really excited about this year.” Bell finished third, ahead of Brad Sweet in fourth and Donny Schatz in fifth. However, Schatz and David Gravel – also in a new ride this year – tied coming to the line for fifth. Schatz was awarded fifth, because per Series rules, going back to the previous lap Schatz was ahead of Gravel. Gravel did earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger honor, coming from 17th to sixth. For Pittman, while he is dealing with a lot of new, Friday night’s win is the start to showing people he will be a threat to win every night, he said. World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action at the DIRTcar Nationals resumes tomorrow at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from the Nationals and the World of Outlaws on DIRTVision.com. Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [1][$5,500]; 3. 39-Christopher Bell [2][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [17][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4][$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6][$2,100]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [8][$2,050]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,200]; 13. 71-Parker Price-Miller [16][$1,100]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 16. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$800]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [19][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$800]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [21][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss [15][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$800]; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18][$800] Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-15, Daryn Pittman 16-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel [+12] Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.024; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.097; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.11; 4. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.121; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.133; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.188; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.225; 8. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.238; 9. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.302; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.309; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.341; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.405; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.433; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.439; 15. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.441; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.52; 17. 41-David Gravel, 13.501; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.535; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.552; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.598; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.601; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.634; 23. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.706; 24. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.752; 25. 19-Brent Marks, 13.77; 26. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.771; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.786; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.859; 29. J4-John Garvin, 13.875; 30. 84-Tom Harris, 13.898; 31. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.055; 32. K4-Chad Kemenah, 14.079; 33. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.259.
  7. Three-time WoO LM champ Darell Lanigan is back CONCORD, NC — Jan. 25, 2019 — Darrell Lanigan is back. He’s a three-time World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion with 72 career Series victories, and in 2019, he’s aiming to make more history on the tour, full-time, starting Feb. 8-9 at Screven Motor Speedway. Lanigan sits only four wins and one championship away from tying Josh Richards for the all-time Series lead in both categories. After racing throughout the country for the past three years with Clint Bowyer’s team, Lanigan will once again be back behind the wheel of his iconic black Club 29 machine for a run at a fourth World of Outlaws crown. Backed by Gotta Race, Cornett Racing Engines, Mobil 1 and Integra Racing Shocks, Lanigan plans to race all 47 events on the 2019 tour schedule. Lanigan’s impact on dirt Late Model racing and accomplishments behind the wheel are well known: 2003 Dirt Late Model Dream winner, 2012 USA Nationals winner, 2014 Firecracker 100 winner, second on the all-time Series win list, and a fanbase that will surely be happy to see him back competing full-time with the Outlaws. “Hopefully, when we get back, we can have some more success and win some races,” Lanigan said. “And, hopefully capitalize on the win total and try and get back up on top. I honestly enjoy running with the World of Outlaws, enjoy the people there, just glad to be back.” Lanigan gained plenty of knowledge while driving for Bowyer, but he’s excited to be back working with his own equipment. “They definitely have a nice place, it’s definitely professionally run,” Lanigan said. “We had a little bit of success, but nothing like I was used to in my own equipment. I’m just glad to get my hands back on my own stuff. Just put my head down, work at it and see what we can come up with.” Since Lanigan was last with the Outlaws, many new Series regulars have come and gone. The meteoric rise of Rocket Chassis house car pilot Brandon Sheppard came in the 2017 season, when Sheppard dominated and surpassed Lanigan’s second-highest single-season wins record in his first full-time year on the tour. 2019 will see the likes of five-time WISSOTA Late Models Champion Ricky Weiss and recent Wild West Shootout winner Cade Dillard competing for the Rookie of the Year title. Lanigan agreed they all might make things a little tougher, but he’s always up to the challenge. “They’ve definitely got some new talent coming up and they’re definitely well-funded,” Lanigan said. “They’re going to make it a little harder, but we’re going to give them a run for their money.” As the roster rounds out, stay tuned to each of our social channels for all of the updates. The Winter Freeze IX at Screven Motor Speedway kicks off the season on Feb. 8-9 in Sylvania, GA. The Series then heads to the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, for a four-race stretch, Feb. 13-16. Get your tickets by clicking here.
  8. World of Outlaws Return to Texas with Early Season Stops at Cotton Bowl and LoneStar CONCORD, NC – January 24, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Texas for a pair of crucial early season races at Cotton Bowl Speedway Friday, February 22nd and LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 23rd. With the addition of a new title sponsor and new driver and team combinations, The Greatest Show on Dirt will have a new look in 2019, both on and off track, making the February races that much more important as teams attempt to establish momentum for the 2019 season. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its third visit in its 41-year history to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX with Brad Sweet scoring the inaugural win at the semi-banked 3/8th oval in 2016 and David Gravel sweeping the program, including setting a new track record, a year ago. While Sweet will return in 2019 to his Kasey Kahne Racing No.49, Gravel begins a new adventure this season taking over the reins of the Jason Johnson Racing No.41. “We were really good at Cotton Bowl last year and hopefully that translates this time around. Everyone wants to get a good start to the season, especially this year. These early season races are where we establish momentum and I’m looking forward to what the JJR team can do right out of the gate,” Gravel said in anticipation of returning to Cotton Bowl. The following night the Series will trek to Kilgore, TX for its 13th appearance at LoneStar Speedway, dating back to 1984. 10-time Series Champion Donny Schatz is the most recent winner after last year’s event at the 1/3rd-mile high-banked oval was rained out. A strong car count is expected for both Texas races. In addition to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series regulars, Kasey Kahne, Terry McCarl, Mason Daniel and a cast of others have both Cotton Bowl and LoneStar Speedway on their schedules. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Texas natives 2018 All-Star Champion Aaron Reutzel and 2018 ASCS Gulf South Champion Channin Tankersley make an appearance as well. The Greatest Show on Dirt will return to Texas for the final time in 2019 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. Tickets for both Cotton Bowl Speedway and LoneStar Speedway are on sale now. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.
  9. It's time to do battle in The Sunshine State BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 23, 2019 - Lanigan. Bloomquist. Richards. Clanton. Moyer. These are just a few of the legendary names in dirt Late Model racing history who have made their mark on the famed Volusia Speedway Park. The warm Florida temperatures, the palm trees, the Big Gator trophies and the roar of thousands of people when the checkered flag falls after each of the 12-straight nights of racing is what keeps drivers and fans coming back for more every year. Forty-seven years of competition at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” has spawned tons great racing under many catchy event monikers, seen many iconic trophy styles and privileged certain drivers with special bragging rights that never expire. A feature win at the DIRTcar Nationals is what each participating driver eyes at the beginning of every racing season. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models have a special relationship with Volusia — it was the site of the very first race back after 13 years of dormancy. Steve Francis earned the victory that February night in 2004, opening the doors to a bright future of Outlaw stars making their mark on dirt Late Model racing history. Over the span of 40 completed Outlaw races at the track, 18 different drivers have tasted victory. This year, in the 48th running of this illustrious event, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will hit the track once again for four consecutive nights of racing, Feb. 13-16 – only the third time in Series history the schedule boasts four straight races at the facility. Come February, each of the full-time drivers on the Outlaw circuit will be aiming to start quick at the high-speed half-mile. Some have already gotten the jump on it with success two weeks ago in Arizona; namely 2019 Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss, who picked up two victories at the Wild West Shootout. “[It was great] going out there and being able to be fast every night,” said Weiss, a native of Manitoba, Canada. “We had a few misfortunes early and the track was a little different, took a little bit to tweak it… But our momentum is definitely high and we’re looking forward to getting back in the seat.” Weiss, last year’s North-South 100 winner at Florence Speedway, turned a lot of heads and spoke volumes to his talent on big half-miles. Weiss also has one start at Volusia, in Scott Bloomquist’s ride, but the finish wasn’t the way he planned. This year, he hopes to retain the same success he earned at Florence and transmit that into his own efforts on the high-speed ovals. “We’ve been running more and more with Super Late Models, a little bit all over [the country] with the softer tires,” Weiss said. “We’ve got a pretty good baseline down now. We’ve been working a lot with Cody [Mallory] and Scott, and it really doesn’t matter where we go, we need to contend. We’re just hoping to bring them on and have a good Speedweeks and see if we can come away with a few top-fives and look good in the points.” If anyone else on the track knows anything about momentum, look no further than 2017 Series Champion Brandon Sheppard. Since taking over the driving duties of the Rocket Chassis house car at the beginning of 2017, “The Rocket Shepp” has compiled an impressive 31 wins in 85 starts. With just one win at Volusia, he was the last Outlaw driver to hoist a gator, and the only Outlaw to taste victory at the track during Series competition last year. After scoring the most victories on the tour last season for the second consecutive year, Sheppard ultimately came up just a bit short of winning the points championship for the second time, falling to Mike Marlar by just 28 points. This season, Marlar decided to scale back on his full-time competition schedule to make room for other ventures, ultimately turning the spotlight back on Sheppard and Series veterans Clanton and Chris Madden. In 2019, Sheppard will once again be back behind the wheel of the big-blue No. 1, backed by the craftsmanship and tutelage of car owner and chassis builder Mark Richards. “When I go run the Rocket house car, all I have to worry about is driving the car, worrying about the track and what I need to do in the seat,” Sheppard said. “Mark and the guys take care of everything else.” With all of the “silly season” switches and driver changes during the offseason, there’s lots of new competition to look out for and lots of storylines to be unpacked. For Sheppard and the rest of his team, it all looks the same to them. Their only goal, much like everyone else’s, is to park it in victory lane every night, no matter who’s in what car. “That’s the biggest thing this year going into the Outlaw tour,” said Sheppard, a third-generation racer from Illinois. “It’s just about staying consistent and finishing races and, obviously, winning races. That’s what our goal is, to win races… I know that Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis house car is going to be on point right from the get-go.” Needless to say, both the rookies and veterans will be on their A-game in just a few weeks on Feb. 8-9 at Screven Motor Speedway and then at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals. Once all is said and done for Speedweeks, the Outlaws head to the mountains of Tennessee for two shows on March 8 and 9, before heading out to Farmer City for the Illini 100 in the first week of April. If you can’t make it to the track, log on to DIRTVision to start your Late Model Fast Pass subscription today and watch your favorite Outlaws live, all season long!
  10. World of Outlaws Form California Fire Relief Tour in March $1 of all tickets told will be donated to California Fire Foundation CONCORD, NC – December 18, 2018 – In an effort to assist the healing from the devasting California wildfires, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and California race tracks have come together to form the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour, where $1 of every ticket sold will be donated directly to the California Fire Foundation. Two separate November wildfires in both Northern and Southern California have left thousands reeling in despair in preparation for the Holiday Season. In Northern California, for more than a month, Silver Dollar Speedway was the home of the courageous firefighters combatting the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century. Simultaneously, a separate wildfire in Southern California distressed their community. In conjunction with the tracks, the World of Outlaws have formed the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour that will officially start at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 15 and end on Saturday, March 30 at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to the money donated from the ticket sales, Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour shirts will be sold with $5 from each purchase also going to the California Fire Foundation. Also, a select number of tickets to each event will be donated to local firemen. “One of the most anticipated stretches of the season, especially for California fans, is the World of Outlaws month-long tour in March through the Golden State,” said World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery. “We wanted to do something to help those communities heal and we couldn’t be prouder to raise money for the California Fire Foundation and to be donating tickets to the firefighters, who have become heroes to many families.” “This is a catastrophe that the racing community has never seen, and it is pretty amazing to see the outpouring of support,” said Troy Henning, who has been the announcer at Silver Dollar Speedway for 20 years. “The idea of giving a dollar from every ticket sold is an incredible gesture from the World of Outlaws and our community is very appreciative.” Fans unable to attend the races in California that would like to participate will be able to purchase the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour shirt online and will be able to purchase additional tickets to donate the local firemen at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. The much-anticipated 2019 World of Outlaws season gets underway in 49 days at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, FL, with the running of the DIRTcar Nationals from February 5th through 16th.
  11. 2019 World of Outlaws Schedule: 92 Races in 25 States CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2019 – With great excitement, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces its 2019 schedule that will see The Greatest Show on Dirt invade 25 different states and compete 92 times at 53 different facilities throughout the season. The full 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule can be viewed here. “We are looking forward to another great season of World of Outlaws racing in 2019,” longtime Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “On the strength of our excellent relationships with tracks and promoters, we are eager to get the season started with our determined teams for our dedicated fans.” With driver and team changes taking the majority of the early off-season spotlight, the official announcement of the full schedule heightens the excitement for the 2019 season as the days wind down until the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 5th-16th in Barberville, FL. Following Florida, the World of Outlaws will head west with stops in Texas and Las Vegas before spending the entire month of March in California, where the Series will stop at eight different facilities, including the return to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Friday, March 29. An additional date in Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson will open April before the Series heads east for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on April 12-13. May remains consistent, with the Series’ first visit of the season to the East Coast with stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. May crosses into June with the much-anticipated inaugural $25,000-to-win Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway that will take place Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in the heart of Music City, TN. With the premier drivers comes premier events and as the summer begins to heat up, the World of Outlaws will take center stage at every marquee event, starting at the three-day, $41,000-to-win Jackson Nationals in Jackson, MN. Kings Royal weekend at the famous Eldora Speedway promises to be one to remember as a significant purse increase has been confirmed. Following Kings Royal, the Outlaws will take place in four straight events that pay at least $20,000-to-win at Lernerville Speedway (Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup), Williams Grove Speedway (Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals) and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Ironman 55) before ending the lucrative stretch at “The Granddaddy of Them All” the Knoxville Nationals. Following the Nationals, the Outlaws will head west once again with stops in the Dakotas and Montana before their annual stop in Washington and Oregon and fall swing through California. Added to the fall West Coast swing is the Series inaugural visit to Fernley 95A Speedway in Nevada on Sunday, September 15. A return of the two-day Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park and the final stops of the year at the popular Eldora and Lernerville Speedway’s lead the Outlaws to the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, which will pay $56,000-to-win. After a final cycle through the Midwest, the World of Outlaws will finish up on the East Coast at Port Royal Speedway before concluding the season alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 7-9. With new faces, new partners and the same heart-pounding excitement of 800-plus horsepower Sprint Cars, the 2019 World of Outlaws season promises to be nothing short of spectacular. The full 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule can be viewed here. All 92 nights of Outlaw racing, including the Knoxville Nationals, will be available LIVE on DIRTVision.com! 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series ScheduleFEBRUARY Fri. Feb. 8 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL Buy Tickets Event Info Sat. Feb. 9 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL Buy Tickets Event Info Sun. Feb. 10 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL Buy Tickets Event Info Fri. Feb. 22 Cotton Bowl Speedway Paige, TX Sat. Feb. 23 East Texas LoneStar Shootout LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX Wed. Feb. 27 FVP Platinum Battery Outlaw Showdown presented by Star Nursery The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Buy Tickets Thurs. Feb. 28 FVP Platinum Battery Outlaw Showdown presented by Star Nursery The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Buy Tickets MARCH Fri. March 8 Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA 559-688-0909 Sat. March 9 Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA 559-688-0909 Fri. March 15 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA Sat. March 16 FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA Wed. March 20 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA Fri. March 22 Ocean Outlaw Showdown Ocean Speedway Watsonville, CA Sat. March 23 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA Fri. March 29 Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds Hanford, CA Sat. March 30 SoCal Showdown Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA APRIL Fri. April 5 USA Raceway Tucson, AZ Sat. April 6 Arizona Desert Shootout Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, AZ Fri. April 12 Texas Outlaw Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX Sat. April 13 Texas Outlaw Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX Fri. April 26 Lake Ozark Speedway Lake of the Ozarks, MO Sat. April 27 Spring Classic Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Sun. April 28 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL MAY Fri. May 3 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis, AR Sat. May 4 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN Get Info Fri. May 10 #LetsRaceTwo Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Sat. May 11 #LetsRaceTwo Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Wed. May 15 Gettysburg Clash Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA Fri. May 17 Morgan Cup Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 Sat. May 18 Morgan Cup Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 Sun. May 19 Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY Tues. May 21 Design For Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway at Bridgeport Bridgeport, NJ Fri. May 24 Outlaw Showdown The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC Mon. May 27 Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN Fri. May 31 Music City Outlaw Nationals Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, TN Buy Tickets JUNE Sat. June 1 Music City Outlaw Nationals Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, TN Buy Tickets Tues. June 4 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury, IL Fri. June 7 Northern Tour River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND Sat. June 8 Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN Fri. June 14 Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Sat. June 15 Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Fri. June 21 Farley Speedway Farley, IA Sat. June 22 Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI Thurs. June 27 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN Fri. June 28 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN Sat. June 29 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN JULY Wed. July 3 Brown County Speedway Aberdeen, SD Fri. July 5 FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI Sat. July 6 FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI Fri. July 12 Hartford Speedway Hartford, MI Sat. July 13 Badger 40 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI Tues. July 16 Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH Thurs. July 18 Jokers Wild Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Fri. July 19 Knight Before the Kings Royal Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Sat. July 20 Kings Royal Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Tues. July 23 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA Fri. July 26 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 Sat. July 27 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 AUGUST Fri. Aug. 2 Night Before the Ironman Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Sat. Aug. 3 Ironman 55 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Wed. Aug. 7 Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Thurs. Aug. 8 Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Fri. Aug. 9 Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Sat. Aug. 10 Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Fri. Aug. 16 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND Sat. Aug. 17 Duel in the Dakotas Red River Valley Speedway West Fargo, ND Fri. Aug. 23 Rushmore Outlaw Showdown Black Hills Speedway Rapid City, SD Sat. Aug. 24 The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway Big Sky Speedway Billings, MT Fri. Aug. 30 Outlaw Energy Showdown Skagit Speedway Alger, WA Sat. Aug. 31 Outlaw Energy Showdown Skagit Speedway Alger, WA SEPTEMBER Mon. Sept. 2 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA Wed. Sept. 4 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR Fri. Sept. 6 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA Sat. Sept. 7 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA Fri. Sept. 13 Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA Sat. Sept. 14 Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA Sun. Sept. 15 Fernley 95A Speedway Fernley, NV Fri. Sept. 20 Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS Sat. Sept. 21 Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS Fri. Sept. 27 BeFour the Crowns Showdown Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Sat. Sept. 28 Commonwealth Clash Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA OCTOBER Fri. Oct. 4 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 Sat. Oct. 5 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 717-697-5000 Fri. Oct. 11 TBA Sat. Oct. 12 Wabash Clash Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN Fri. Oct. 18 FVP Platinum Battery Shootout Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS Sat. Oct. 19 TBA Fri. Oct. 25 Nittany Showdown Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA Sat. Oct. 26 Nittany Showdown Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA NOVEMBER Thurs. Nov. 7 World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC Fri. Nov. 8 World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC Sat. Nov. 9 World of Outlaws World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
  12. Schatz Wins Thriller From 10th in 2018 Season Finale at Charlotte CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – In fitting fashion, Donny Schatz came from 10th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win the final night of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Schatz wrapped up his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship on Thursday. Logan Schuchart, who exchanged slide jobs with Schatz coming to the White Flag, settled for second with ninth-starting Brad Sweet completing the podium. Spencer Bayston, in search of his first career World of Outlaws win, won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside Carson Macedo, who won the second Dash. It was Macedo, who will join the Outlaws full-time with Kyle Larson Racing in 2019, getting the jump on the initial start to lead the opening circuit. Bayston remained in tow as fifth-starting Logan Schuchart darted to third on the second lap. Schuchart, who came from 20th to complete the podium Saturday afternoon, took second from Bayston on Lap 8 and set his eyes on Macedo. Schuchart went for the lead on Lap 9 with a big slide job in turn four, but Macedo powered around the Shark Racing No.1S. Schuchart took the lead on Lap 11 with a slide job in turn two but once again Macedo was ready with a slide job of his own out of turn four to lead the lap. Jason Sides brought out the first caution of the event on Lap 14. Schatz, who started 10th, went from sixth to fourth on the restart before Sheldon Haudenschild slowed on the following lap. On that restart Schatz maneuvered by Bayston and Schuchart for the runner-up position and began closing in on Macedo. Macedo set a strong pace and looked poised out front in his second night racing for KLR but it was not meant to be as a flat right rear tire sent the Lemoore, CA native into the wall with 23 laps complete. Schatz inherited the lead, but his job was far from done as a determined Schuchart stayed right with the Champion on the restart. As Schuchart closed in on Schatz, the sellout crowd roared in anticipation of an upset victory. With two laps remaining, Schuchart pulled the big slide job through turn one and two but Schatz returned the favor on the other end to remain in command coming to the White Flag. A last-ditch effort from Schuchart came up just short as Schatz went on to win his 22nd Feature of the season. When asked about the pace set by young guns Macedo and Schuchart, Schatz said, “The sport’s pretty damn bright. Even the old guys can still get it done.” “Hats off to my guys, they have worked their butts off all season. I’m the hardest guy in the pits to work for because if it’s not perfect, I’m not happy,” Schatz said with a smile next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. “These guys do an excellent job night in and night out. I felt great on that restart with seven to go and I knew it would take someone with a lot of speed to stay with me and sure enough here comes the 1S.” Before celebrating his victory, Schatz showed true sportsmanship going over and congratulating Schuchart on a great, clean race. “I knew it was going to be tough to beat him. I had one shot and couldn’t make it stick but it is great to be able to have a good, clean race with the 10-time Champion,” Schuchart said. When asked about the progress of Shark Racing, who just secured Drydene Performance as a title sponsor, Schuchart couldn’t help but get emotional, “We have grown tremendously, and it all starts with [Bobby Allen]. I’m so proud to be his grandson,” Schuchart said to a huge ovation. Brad Sweet clawed his way forward from ninth to finish on the podium. “We’ve been in the hunt all year long. It was a great season and it was nice to end on the podium,” Sweet, who enjoyed a career-best season, said. Tim Shaffer finished fourth, his second top-five of the day, with 11th-starting Gio Scelzi completing the top-five.Kraig Kinser earned KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 13 positions after taking a Provisional. The 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary officially comes to an end tomorrow evening with the Awards Banquet. DIRTVision.com will be live streaming both the Sprint Car and Late Model banquets for free. Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$12,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,800]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,500]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,200]; 8. 5M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,100]; 9. 41-Joey Saldana [13][$2,050]; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 18. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,000]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,000]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]; 22. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [28][$]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; 26. 17A-Austin McCarl [15][$1,000]; 27. 22-Carson Macedo [2][$1,000]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+12] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.71; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.772; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.775; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.783; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.798; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.83; 7. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.83; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.842; 9. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.88; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.898; 11. 44-Trey Starks, 12.906; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.948; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.967; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.002; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.004; 16. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.01; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.017; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.043; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.08; 20. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.136; 21. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.159; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.268; 23. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.276; 24. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.369; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.586; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.571 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.686; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.73; 3. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.732; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.74; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.749; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.775; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.811; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.836; 9. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.849; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 12.871; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.876; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.899; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.912; 14. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.94; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.96; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.986; 17. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.09; 18. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.108; 19. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 20. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.173; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.266; 22. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.289; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.303; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.55; 25. 5B-Dale Blaney, NT; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT
  13. Clanton sets Friday's fast time, Marlar sets Saturday's... for now. CONCORD, NC – November 1, 2018 – Night one of the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Off Road from The Dirt Track at Charlotte got off to a great start on Thursday afternoon, with Super DIRTcar Series qualifying sessions rolling onto the track promptly at 3:45. Things didn’t end very well for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, though, as their final qualifying session of the evening was halted by Mother Nature. Everything else in the Thursday portion of the program went well, however, as all other Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car/Late Model Series events were completed. Hot lap sessions for the Late Models kicked off after Group 1 of the Super DIRTcar Series Friday qualifying session, where track record holder Mike Marlar topped the speed charts at a 14.600, followed by Brandon Sheppard (14.681), Shane Clanton (14.694), Scott Bloomquist (14.752) and Earl Pearson Jr. (14.757). Qualifying to set Friday’s heat races took to the track as the next Late Model event, where Dale McDowell topped Group A with a 14.642, followed by Scott Bloomquist (14.698), Donny Schatz (14.717), Chris Madden (14.737) and Earl Pearson Jr. (14.737). This puts McDowell and Madden on the front row of Friday heat one, Bloomquist and Pearson Jr. out front of heat two, Donny Schatz and sixth-fast Group A time trailer Dakotah Knuckles in row one for heat three. Group B qualifying for Friday’s show saw 2015 Series Champion “The Georgia Bulldog” Shane Clanton swipe the top spot in time trials at a 14.620 over Chris Ferguson (14.622), Brandon Sheppard (14.622), Mike Marlar (14.759) and Rick Eckert (14.835). This is Clanton’s 35th career PFC Brakes Fast Time Award. Drawing from these times, Clanton will sit on the pole of heat four with Marlar alongside him. Heat five will feature Ferguson and Eckert on the front row, while Sheppard and sixth-fast Group B time trailer Benji Hicks will lead the field to the green in heat six. Unfortunately, Saturday’s portion of qualifying was cut short from a late rain shower that began around 8:45 p.m. Mike Marlar set fast overall time in Group A with a 14.536, while Group B was rained out. This session will resume action after the Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown on Saturday evening; line-ups will be posted on our Twitter page. For full Friday Qualifying results, click here. For full Friday heat line-ups, click here. Friday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am is still on as scheduled; stay tuned to both World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s social media channels for the most up-to-date news regarding schedule changes. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision!
  14. Madden moves into tie for points lead with Sundrop Shootout win at Shawano Speedway - Week of Wisconsin wraps up with the $50,000 to Win 31st annual USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway SHAWANO, WI — July 31, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series returned to the big ½-mile of Shawano Speedway, located west of Green Bay in Shawano, WI for the next race on the “Week of Wisconsin” Tour on Tuesday, July 31st. The $10,000 to win Sundrop Shootout would also mark the 10th all-time appearance by the most powerful stock cars in the world. When all was said and done after 50 laps, it was Chris Madden, who started on the pole and dominated all 50 laps en route to his sixth Feature win of the season. With the victory, the Gray Court, SC standout moved into a tie for the points lead in the chase for the 2018 series championship. “We’ve just been trying a lot of different things. But tonight, we came here and got back to base line and got back to what we’ve been doing before, and we had some speed in the car and sure enough, the car really came back to us.” Exclaimed the 43-year-old standout after the race as his #44 Century Plastics / Barry Wright Race Cars / Clements Racing Engines machine was surrounded by fans in the pits after the races. “I can’t say I haven’t focused on the points, but it’s not my main concern. If we win races, we’re going to win the points. If we run in the top two or three, we’re going to have a shot at winning it. So, we’re just out here doing the best that we can do and be satisfied with what the good Lord gives us.” The Palmetto State driver added. It would be Madden and Davenport leading the field to the green flag to start the 10th annual Sundrop Shootout as Madden powered his way past Davenport to take the lead heading into the first corner. Madden immediately pulled away from the field and opened a large advantage in the early going. Two cautions slowed the pace, both on lap seven as Tyler Bruening slowed on the backstretch. Then when the green flag came back out, Outlaws Rookie title contender, Brent Larson went around and slapped the turn four wall, ending his night early. On what would be the final restart of the race, Madden again raced out ahead of everyone else while 2015 series champion, Shane Clanton was able to slip past Davenport for second. Clanton tried in vain to reel in Madden, who had built up a large advantage. Madden was able to get away from Clanton and methodically worked his way through lapped traffic in an effort to keep plenty of cars and real estate between himself and Clanton, a former two-time winner at the big ½-mile. Madden kept that comfortable advantage for the remainder of the race and cruised to his sixth Outlaws Feature win of the season and 21st of his career, good for 10th all-time in series history. “These big tracks, I like these big places. A lot of people don’t, but these types of tracks are where I cut my teeth at on the big high-speed places. There’s a lot of speed and you almost have to drive this place like an asphalt car.” Madden continued. “Thanks to all the sponsors, our families for supporting us. Thank God for giving me the opportunity to come out here and do this and keep me safe, also keeping my family safe at home while I’m gone. Without all these people and all the support we get, we wouldn’t be able to come out here and do this.” He ended. Finishing a season high second for the fifth time this season would be Clanton in his #25 Weldbank Energy / Capital Race Cars / Clements Racing Engines entry. “We’re just hoping to get that win soon. We’ve got so many seconds this year. We worked real hard after last night at Plymouth and put the car back together today, so this feels really good.” Offered the 42-year-old from Zebulon, GA after the race. “This helps us out in points. Every position is two points, so we need all of them we can get. Devin (Moran) has been pretty good for the past month. Hopefully we can capitalize on tonight and adjust what we got and stay up front.” Added Clanton. Davenport, in his #49 Crop Production Services / Longhorn Chassis / Durham Racing Engines entry would complete the podium finishers in third, tying a season high finish with the Outlaws for the Blairsville, GA star. “We wanted to test tonight to make sure we had a good backup car for some upcoming races. Everything worked great, the Andy Durham Ford (Engine) ran great tonight, we still have that one in that car.” The 34-year-old stated after the race. “Got to thank all of my guys for working hard and finding the problems in the race car. Now we know we have two good race cars. I’m excited to get back to Cedar Lake (Speedway). We’ve ran good every time there. We’re going to run our other car with a Cornett in it and see if we can pick us up another crown jewel victory.” He smiled. Don O’Neal would fight off Devin Moran for fourth as Moran cooled off slightly from his recent hot streak, but still garnered his 15th top five finish of the season and complete the top five at Shawano. A.J. Diemel finished sixth in only his second appearance of the season as sole points leader going into the night, Mike Marlar came home in seventh and now shares the points lead with the race winner, Madden. Defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard earned the KSE Hard-Charger award with his 17th to eighth place run as defending race winner and 2011 series champion, Rick Eckert was ninth over Tyler Erb who would round out the top 10. Earlier in the evening in PFC Brakes Qualifying, Devin Moran won his second in a row, third out of the last four and eighth Fast Qualifier award of his career with a 19.491 and won his Qualifier Heat. Madden and Jonathan Davenport picked up the other Qualifier Heat Race wins. The Week of Wisconsin ends with the 31st annual USA Nationals weekend at the immaculate 3/8s-mile of Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) located just across the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line and northeast of Minneapolis, MN in New Richmond, WI on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, August 2-3-4th. A full Outlaws show, paying $6,000 to win kicks off the weekend on Thursday, August 2nd while Friday, August 3rd is Qualifying night featuring the unique Double Heat Races format, for the big $50,000 to win main event, the highest paying race on the 2018 Outlaws schedule, on Saturday, August 4th. The races at Cedar Lake will be career events #24 & #25 all-time for the Outlaws. Don O’Neal pocketed $50,000 for his USA Nationals victory in 2017 while Chris Madden grabbed the checkered flag on preliminary night. Overall, three-time series champion, Billy Moyer leads the way with seven career wins at the track including five career USA Nationals titles while four-time series champion, Josh Richards has three career triumphs as two of those wins have come in the USA Nationals. Jonathan Davenport has two checkered flags as he swept both the prelim night and the USA Nationals in 2015. There are 11 other drivers who have at least one victory with O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, 2006 series champion, Tim McCreadie, three-time series champion, Darrell Lanigan, 2004 series champion, Scott Bloomquist and Dale McDowell all getting their wins in the USA Nationals. Madden, Jimmy Mars, defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard, Donnie Moran and Rick Egersdorf have all scored victories at Cedar Lake as well. For more information and to purchase tickets for the 31st annual USA Nationals, click on the website located here: clstickets.com/tickets.asp You can also find out more information about Cedar Lake Speedway by going to the track website at: cedarlakespeedway.com Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden [1][$10,000]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton [4][$5,000]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport [2][$3,000]; 4. 5-Don O'Neal [5][$2,500]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [3][$2,000]; 6. 58-A.J. Diemel [9][$1,700]; 7. 157-Mike Marlar [7][$1,400]; 8. 1-Brandon Sheppard [17][$1,300]; 9. 7-Rick Eckert [6][$1,200]; 10. 91-Tyler Erb [12][$1,100]; 11. 15-Nick Anvelink [18][$1,050]; 12. 28-Dennis Erb [13][$1,000]; 13. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [15][$950]; 14. 18c-Chase Junghans [23][$900]; 15. 3-Brett Swedberg [22][$850]; 16. 8-Craig Vosbergen [16][$800]; 17. 25j-Jared Siefert [11][$770]; 18. 54-David Breazeale [19][$750]; 19. 33e-Chris Engels [14][$730]; 20. 10-Paul Parker [21][$700]; 21. 20r-Joe Reuter [20][$700]; 22. 11-Justin Reed [24][$700]; 23. B1-Brent Larson [8][$700]; 24. 16-Tyler Bruening [10][$700] KSE Hard Charger Award: 1-Brandon Sheppard[+9]
  15. Fast Facts: Fairbury American Legion Speedway – 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac - $30,000 is on the line in the 29th annual race this Saturday FAIRBURY, IL — July 26, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series travel to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) for the prestigious 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac this Friday-Saturday, July 27-28th. Defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard comes into the weekend as the defending race winner of one of the crown jewels of the dirt late model world. $30,000 is on the line on Saturday night and below is what you need to know heading to Fairbury, IL this weekend. What: 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic Where: Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, IL When: Friday-Saturday, July 27-28th / Live Pay-Per-View coverage on DirtVision & DirtOnDirt Track Length: 0.25 miles Race Distance(s): 100 lap Feature on Saturday / (4) 25-Lap Qualifier Features on Friday Prize Money: $30,000 goes to the Winner of the #PDC on Saturday while $2,500 each goes to the winners of the 4 25-Lap Qualifier Features on Friday 2017 Prairie Dirt Classic Winner: Brandon Sheppard 2017 Prairie Dirt Shootout Winner: Don O’Neal 2017 Last Chance Showdown Winners: Rick Eckert, Cody Mahoney, Frank Heckenast Jr. 2017 Showdown Feature Winners: Devin Moran, Shane Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar 2017 Fast Qualifier: Devin Moran 12.627 2017 Car Count: 65 WoOCraftLMS Track Record: Shannon Babb 12,388 (2014) Previous WoOCraftLMS Feature Winners at Fairbury (6): Brandon Sheppard-1 (2017), Josh Richards-1 (2016), Jonathan Davenport-1 (2015), Kevin Weaver-1 (2015), Tim McCreadie-1 (2014), Shannon Babb-1 (2013) Support Division: Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Next Event: Monday, July 30th – Plymouth Dirt Track – Plymouth, WI - More Info •The 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic is race #29 of the 2018 racing season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series. •This event is the seventh all-time appearance for the Outlaws at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. The first was in 2013. •Five of the six events at Fairbury have been for the PDC. The lone exception would be the 2015 FALS Draw Showdown held prior to the 2015 PDC, won by fan favorite, Kevin Weaver. Side Note: Weaver, a four-time track champion, does have a PDC win, which came in 1991 in the second edition of the race. •The PDC became Outlaws sanctioned for the first time in 2013. The previous events from 1990-2012 the race was a regional show at FALS. •Only Shannon Babb has a PDC victory with the Outlaws (2013) and prior to the sanctioning of the event (2006 & 2002). •In the previous 28 overall races, three-time series champion, Billy Moyer leads the way with (5) wins in the event. He is trailed by Bob Pierce with (4). Shannon Babb has (3), Jimmy Mars has (2) while 13 different drivers have single PDC triumphs. •Jason Feger was the winner in the last non-Outlaws sanctioned PDC in 2012. •The first PDC was held in 1990 when five-time track champion, Cary “Snooky” Dehm scored the win. •This event is, amazingly, the first appearance of the 2018 racing season for the Outlaws in the state of Illinois. The next race for the series in the Prairie State will be the Chi-Town Showdown on October 12-13th at The Dirt Track at Route 66 in Joliet, IL •The ¼ mile of FALS is one of the smallest tracks on the 2018 schedule. •While Shannon Babb holds the Outlaws Track Record in qualifying with a 12.388 back in 2014, it’s three-time track champion, Scott Bull who has the overall Late Model Track Record at FALS with a 12.215 set back in 2011. • The Prairie Dirt Shootout, implemented in 2010 as the “non-qualifiers” race for those who do not make the show either through the Showdown Features on Friday night, or the Last Chance Showdowns on Saturday. The winner of the Shootout has the option of taking the $2,000 prize money and loading up or the 27th starting spot in the 100-lap Feature. Don O’Neal took the starting spot in 2017 and finished 18th in the main •Brian Shirley has (2) wins in the Prairie Dirt Shootout. The only driver with more than (1). •Shannon Babb and Jonathan Davenport are the two drivers with wins in both the #PDC and the Prairie Dirt Shootout. No driver has won both in the same year. •Ryan Unzicker is the defending track champion at FALS after capturing his first such title at his home track. •Four-time track champion, Kevin Weaver is the current points leader at FALS and has (1) Feature Win •Mike Spatola leads the way with (4) feature wins in weekly Late Models competition, including the last one on July 7th. Unzicker has (2) checkered flags with his last win coming on May 26th. Weaver (April 21st, Scott Schmitt (June 30th), Jeff Curl (June 16th), Brian Shirley (May 19th) and Billy Moyer also have scored victories. Moyer’s win came during the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour stop on June 23rd. •Speaking of Curl, the three-time FALS Modified Track Champion is a rookie this season in Late Models competition and has been impressive. (1) Feature Win. He is currently fourth in points and is the younger brother of Outlaws Series Director, Matt Curl. •The Sunoco American Late Model Series visits FALS on Saturday, August 11th for the $10,000 to Win FALS Frenzy. •The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will wrap up their 2018 racing season this weekend as well. After supporting the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, the Summit Mods will crown their champion at the end of their 40-Lap / $5,000 to Win Feature on Saturday. Mike McKinney leads five-time and defending Summit Modified Nationals Champion, Mike Harrison by just four points (615-611) with Kenny Wallace in third. Like the Outlaws, the Modifieds will follow a similar format for setting their field with four Qualifier Features on Friday to help set Saturday’s Feature lineup. The 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic begins on Friday, July 27th with four 25-lap thrilling World of Outlaws showdown features that will pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start. The top four finishers from the showdown features will be locked into the #PDC Additionally, the top two finishers from the showdown features on Saturday, July 28th will transfer into the redraw to be placed among the first four rows of the 100-lap finale event. There will also be spots reserved for two World of Outlaws and two #FALS Provisionals that will round out the 26-car starting field for the #PDC. One more starter could come from the 9th annual Prairie Dirt Shootout presented by Summit Racing Equipment for non-qualifiers. The winner will have the option of taking the $2,000 prize money and loading up or the 27th starting spot in the Sears Craftsman 100-lap Feature for a chance at a $30,000 payday. For more information on the Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac visit: fairburyspeedway.com. Tickets are still available online, and the event will air live on DIRTVision and DirtOnDirt.
  16. Freddie Rahmer Sends Lincoln Speedway into Pandemonium with First Career Outlaw Win ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 19, 2018 – Freddie Rahmer got by David Gravel on a double-file restart with nine laps remaining to win the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway for the Pennsylvania Posse. Rahmer, joining his father Fred, became the sixth father-son duo to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Features. Gravel and Daryn Pittman completed the podium. Last year’s Gettysburg Clash winner David Gravel won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 35-Lap Feature. Gravel got the jump on the start while Daryn Pittman got around front row starter Alan Krimes for second down the backstretch. Gravel reached heavy lapped traffic on Lap 8 allowing Pittman, Krimes and company to close in. Two laps later, James McFadden brought out the Yellow Flag, giving Gravel a clear track. On the restart, Krimes took second from Pittman down the backstretch briefly, only to have Pittman power back to the runner-up position coming back to the line. Rahmer, who started sixth, worked by Krimes for third on Lap 13 with a slider and set his sets on the lead duo. As Gravel and Pittman worked through heavy traffic, Rahmer closed in and moved by Pittman for second on Lap 20. Danny Dietrich, a five-time Lincoln winner in 2018, worked his way into third by Pittman and began reeling in Rahmer and Gravel. In heavy lapped traffic, Dietrich threw a massive slider for second on Rahmer in turn three, but lost the handle and spun, leaving fourth-place running Brad Sweet nowhere to go. Neither was able to continue, a crushing blow to Sweet’s Championship efforts. The caution also negated Gravel’s sizable lead. The double-file restart with nine laps remaining lined up Rahmer to the outside of Gravel. Rahmer used a brilliant run, glued to the middle, to take the lead down the backstretch, sending the Pennsylvania fans into a frenzy anticipating a hometown win. Rahmer extended the lead and was just reaching the back of the field as he took the checkered for the first time as a World of Outlaws winner and sent Lincoln Speedway into pandemonium. After collecting his breath, Rahmer said, “We work so hard for this, I knew if we got into position, we could win one of these races. I didn’t know if they were close the last two laps, but we got it done.” Freddie and Fred Rahmer joined racing royalty as just the sixth father-son duo to win World of Outlaws Features, joining the Kinser, Swindell, Haudenschild, Smith and Kaeding families. “Of all the things that have happened in racing, this is the coolest,” National Sprint Car Hall of Famer member Fred Rahmer, who is the all-time leading Feature winner at Lincoln Speedway, said while holding back tears in Victory Lane. “It took me a lot damn longer to win one of these races than him,” Rahmer added with a smile. David Gravel was understandably disappointed after leading 26 laps to come home second, but wished his best on Freddie Rahmer and congratulated him on his first victory. “I didn’t need that yellow, but that’s racing. It’s a tough one to swallow, you lead that many laps, you want to win,” Gravel said. Daryn Pittman completed the podium after a torrid battle with Donny Schatz for third and also congratulated the Rahmer family, “Congrats to Fred and Freddie, what an amazing performance from them. We were really good in the beginning, but kind of faded at the end. The last few laps with Donny were excellent, he ran me clean as always. This is a good run for this whole team and we’ll see what we have at The Grove.” Schatz came from 11th to finish fourth with Lucas Wolfe completing the top five. Greg Wilson came forward to sixth with Brian Montieth finishing seventh. Brent Marks earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st to eighth, Krimes faded to ninth and 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completed the top ten. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with two increased purses. Friday, July 20th’s Feature will carry the $5,000 bonus of the Morgan Cup, meaning the winner will take home $13,000. Saturday, July 21st’s Feature will pay $20,000 to the winner. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (35 Laps): 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,800]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8][$2,500]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [9][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [21][$2,100]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [2][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$2,000]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [12][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$400]; 13. 39-Cory Haas [22][$1,100]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [3][$1,000]; 16. 27-Greg Hodnett [13][$900]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [28][$]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$800]; 19. 3-James McFadden [16][$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [27][$]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [18][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$800]; 23. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [24][$800]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$800]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$800]; 26. 48-Danny Dietrich [7][$800]; 27. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$800]; 28. 59-Jim Siegel [26][$] Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-26, Freddie Rahmer 27-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13] Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.451; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.492; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.582; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.613; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.675; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.718; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.739; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.761; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.781; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.796; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.821; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.823; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.868; 14. 39-Cory Haas, 13.898; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.921; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.944; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.948; 18. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.97; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.986; 20. 3-James McFadden, 13.993; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 14.023; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.031; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.049; 24. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 14.057; 25. 1XX-Tim Wagaman, 14.057; 26. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.075; 27. 86-Steve Storrie, 14.114; 28. 39M-Anthony Macri, 14.116; 29. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.179; 30. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.186; 31. 44-Trey Starks, 14.186; 32. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.281; 33. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.43; 34. 73B-Brett Michalski, 15.051 Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [7]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [9]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8] Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [5]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [4]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [7]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [9] Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 87-Alan Krimes [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 8. 86-Steve Storrie [7] Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 3-James McFadden [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [8]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [6] Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 87-Alan Krimes [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6] Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [2][-]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [1][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][-]; 4. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [5][-]; 5. 59-Jim Siegel [6][$300]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [10][$250]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [8][$225]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$200]; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter [4][$200]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$200]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [11][$200]; 12. 86-Steve Storrie [7][$200]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [14][$200]; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [12][$200]
  17. Shane Stewart Breaks Through for First Win of 2018 During Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, OH – July 12, 2018 – There’s no denying it has been a tough year for Shane Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team. That changed in a big way on Thursday evening at Eldora Speedway when Stewart passed Jacob Allen on a Lap 10 restart and never looked back, scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of 2018. Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz completed the podium. David Gravel won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature in search of his fifth victory of the season aboard the CJB Motorsports No.5. Gravel led the opening lap with Shane Stewart, who started next to him, close in tow. While those two separated from the field, all eyes were on Jacob Allen who charged from his ninth-starting position to take third on Lap 7. Two laps later, Allen, glued to the bottom, took the lead to a large roar from the Eldora Speedway crowd in search of his first career Outlaw triumph. Gravel and Stewart battled for second, with the duo making contact and Gravel ending up backwards with 10 laps complete. “I thought I had David clear, it was all my fault. I don’t ever want to race like that,” Stewart said after the race in good jest. Allen elected the bottom on the double-file restart, but it was Stewart taking control of the field down the backstretch in the Kyle Larson Racing ENEOS-sponsored No.2 machine. Stewart stretched out the lead around the famous Ohio half-mile as Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz began their charge forward. By Lap 20, Shaffer had worked by Allen for second and set his eyes on Stewart. Schatz stormed by Allen for third on Lap 24. Shaffer closed in on Stewart in lapped traffic, but never truly challenged the Bixby, OK native for the lead as Stewart would win his first Feature of the season by 1.665 seconds. “I never want to win a race by crashing a guy," Stewart said in Victory Lane before savoring the triumph. “We’ve been close to winning a couple of times this year, hopefully, we can have some momentum now and get rolling. It’s always special to win at this track,” Stewart said in Victory Lane. “To get a win going into the Month of Money is huge, I feel like we have a pretty good package right now. We’ll see how the next two nights play out, I’m looking forward to it,” Stewart added after the race. Tim Shaffer’s second-place finish was the best of his 2018 Outlaw campaign. Shaffer, a two-time Outlaw winner last year, charged from eighth to fourth in the Sears Craftsman Dash railing the cushion. Donny Schatz, who won both Outlaw events at Eldora in May, settled for third. “We’ll be a little better on Saturdayfor 10 laps more. The race track here can be tricky,” Schatz said in good spirits, in anticipation of the rest of Kings Royal weekend. Kerry Madsen, the Jokers Wild winner last year, charged from 16th to fourth with Brent Marks completing the top five. Marks started 20th and his effort was good enough for KSE Hard Charger Honors. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway Fridaynight, July 12 with the running of The Knight Before the Kings Royal! If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Abbreviated Results from Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway: Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$10,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [16][$2,800]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [20][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$2,050]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10][$2,000]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$1,100]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,050]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$1,000]; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$800]; 18. 3S-Sammy Swindell [23][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 20. 5-David Gravel [1][$800]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$800]; 23. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$800]; 24. 70-Dave Blaney [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-9, Jacob Allen 10, Shane Stewart 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+15] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.941; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.068; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.085; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.086; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.093; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.184; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.185; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 13.191; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.198; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.202; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.23; 12. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.245; 13. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.305; 14. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.317; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.318; 16. G1-Justin Peck, 13.346; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.365; 18. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.369; 19. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.417; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.445; 21. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.5; 22. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.761; 23. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.98 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.279; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.303; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.315; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.46; 5. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.51; 6. 1ST-D.J. Foos, 13.517; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.564; 8. 5-David Gravel, 13.577; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.615; 10. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.651; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.654; 12. 3S-Sammy Swindell, 13.659; 13. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.678; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.734; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.789; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.794; 17. 44-Trey Starks, 13.963; 18. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 14.011; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.026; 20. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.062; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.17; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 14.195; 23. 17C-Caleb Helms, 14.258
  18. Madsen Wins Exciting Finale of FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 7, 2018 – Kerry Madsen, who swept both nights of last year’s FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway, got the monkey off his back with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2018. In a 41-lap Feature in honor of Jason Johnson’s birthday, Madsen passed Brad Sweet on Lap 38 in an exciting race. Sweet settled for second with Donny Schatz completing the podium. For the second consecutive night, Brad Sweet won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the Feature alongside Jacob Allen. Sweet charged from fifth to second in his Heat Race just to Qualify for the Dash. Sweet led the opening lap utilizing the bottom of the racing surface. Jacob Allen powered around the Grass Valley, CA native to lead Lap 3, in search of his first career Outlaw victory. Allen maintained the lead, while Sweet stayed right with the driver of the Shark Racing No.1A. With 10 laps complete, a yellow for Shane Stewart – who was running in the top five – negated Sweet’s pass to regain the lead. Allen elected the top on the double-file restart and lost the lead to Sweet heading into turn one. Madsen would pull a slide job on Allen to steal second on Lap 17. A lap later the final caution of the evening flew for Justin Henderson, setting up another double-file restart. Sweet maintained control on the restart and continued to lead as he navigated lapped traffic. Madsen, who started sixth, stayed right with Sweet and made a bid to the outside of Sweet for the lead on Lap 36 in turn one, to no avail, as Sweet slid in front of the Australian to maintain the lead down the backstretch. Madsen got another run off the cushion and this time slid in front of the Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 to take the command on Lap 39. Sweet tried to turn back under but was unable to do so as Madsen distanced himself to the checkered flag two circuits later. Madsen would go on to win by .783 seconds over Sweet. Madsen, who was a five-time Outlaw winner in 2017, when prompted about the slow start to his 2018 season said, “We haven’t had the results we wanted, but we knew we had the potential. I want to thank Tod Quiring, I really enjoy driving for this organization.” “Guy Forbrook and my guys gave me a great race car. We had a lot of fun tonight, it’s a relief to finally get a win,” the multi-time Australian Champion added with a smile. “To go from where we were last night, to tonight is incredible.” Brad Sweet settled for second and referenced lapped traffic after the race, “That’s what wins and loses these races, I got off my line a little bit. We’re running up front every night, it’s just a matter of putting it all together,” Sweet said before giving a shout out to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. Donny Schatz started and finished third and applauded the track crew for the work preparing an excellent racing surface. “The race track was good, there were multiple lines on the track, I just couldn’t find any speed. That’s the way it goes some days. It’s time for some big races and we are looking forward to that,” the nine-time Series Champion said next to his Tony Stewart Racing No.15. David Gravel earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 10th to finish fourth. The best race of the evening was for fifth as Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Sheldon Haudenschild swapped the position seemingly every lap with Scelzi claiming it at the checkered flag. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues the Month of Money and its 40th Anniversary Season Tuesday, July 10 at Attica Raceway Park with the Brad Doty Classic before heading to Eldora Speedway for the three-day Kings Royal weekend, that will pay $50,000 to the winner on Saturday evening. Feature (41 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,700]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,000]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [8][$1,800]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,600]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [15][$1,450]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,300]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,000]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$950]; 16. 83H-Justin Henderson [12][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [19][$750]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [18][$725]; 20. 97-Alan Gilbertson [23][$700]; 21. 9Z-Jared Goerges [21][$700]; 22. 14K-Tori Knutson [22][$700]; 23. 19L-Ryan Bowers [20][$700]; 24. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [24][$700]; 25. 21-Brian Brown [DNS] [$300]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-2, 11-38; Jacob Allen 3-10; Kerry Madsen 39-41; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+6] Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.547; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.586; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.648; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.723; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.724; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.73; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.749; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.762; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 11.842; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.855; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 11.887; 12. 83H-Justin Henderson, 11.944; 13. 5-David Gravel, 11.955; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.99; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.024; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.054; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.079; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.095; 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.163; 20. 19L-Ryan Bowers, 12.449; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.551; 22. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 12.64; 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.667; 24. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 12.883; 25. 14K-Tori Knutson, 12.884
  19. Brad Sweet Sweeps Night One of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 6, 2018 - Brad Sweet completed a clean sweep of the opening night of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with his third win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway. A late race caution took Sweet out of heavy lapped traffic and gave him a clean track and clean air with eight laps remaining. David Gravel and Brent Marks completed the podium. Sweet started the night off right, setting fast time over the field before edging Gravel in a potential Heat Race of the year. Sweet started second in the Sears Craftsman Dash and won that to earn the pole for the 35-lap Feature. While it may have looked easy on paper, it was far from it. Sweet, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing No.49, grabbed the lead early and distanced himself, while Gravel and Marks battled for the runner-up position. Sweet reached traffic by Lap 6 and negotiated the slower cars well. Marks, while running third, made contact with the slower car of Jason Tostenson and lost the third spot to Sheldon Haudenschild in the process. As traffic intensified, Gravel and company closed in looking to steal the victory away from Sweet. Sweet, at this point, was lapping some impressive race cars. As the Grass Valley, CA native tried to put Kerry Madsen, who swept both nights of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown last year, and Cory Eliason, who has an Outlaw win this year, Gravel, Haudenschild and Marks closed significantly. Haudenschild bobbled on the bottom of one and two and relinquished the third spot back to Marks on Lap 22. Just as Gravel and Marks were closing in, ready to pounce, debris in turn four forced a caution on Lap 27. With eight laps remaining and a clean track, Sweet was never truly challenged and went on to win by .968 seconds. “I’ve never done a clean sweep before. That’s a heck of a way to start the weekend,” Sweet said in Victory Lane before giving a shout out to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. “Lapped traffic was tough tonight, but it’s what wins and loses races. We needed a win, it’s been a while. These NAPA Auto Parts guys have been working hard and they deserve more of these wins,” Sweet, who continues to sit second in the Series Point Standings added. David Gravel finished a nose ahead of Marks for third, after getting held up with a lapped car coming to the checkered. “I definitely didn’t want to see that yellow. My car was getting better as the race went on, luckily, tomorrow’s race is 41 laps. Hopefully we can finish one position better,” the driver of the CJB Motorsports No.5 said in good spirits. Second-year Outlaw Brent Marks was very pleased with his evening, “I was surprised tonight, we weren’t very good here last year but we were excellent tonight. I’m really proud of my guys and I’m excited to be up here on the podium. After not getting a Qualifying lap and starting last in his Heat Race, Donny Schatz picked up KSE Hard Charger honors, finishing fourth in the Feature from 11th. Sheldon Haudenschild completed the top-five. The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown concludes Saturday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Abbreviated Results from Cedar Lake Speedway - July 7, 2018: Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2][$5,000]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,700]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$2,200]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,000]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$1,800]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$1,600]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,300]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [10][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,100]; 14. 55-Brooke Tatnell [12][$1,000]; 15. 83H-Justin Henderson [16][$950]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$900]; 17. 83-Cory Eliason [21][$850]; 18. 2M-Kerry Madsen [19][$750]; 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier [20][$725]; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$700]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$700]; 22. 19L-RJ Johnson [22][$700]; 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson [24][$700]; 24. 36-Jason Tostenson [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+7] Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.476; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.49; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.545; 4. 5-David Gravel, 11.62; 5. 19-Brent Marks, 11.646; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.696; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.706; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.709; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.712; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 11.745; 11. 19L-RJ Johnson, 11.759; 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 11.77; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.773; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.78; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.803; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.851; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.856; 18. 36-Jason Tostenson, 11.88; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 11.939; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.941; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.973; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 11.994; 23. 14K-Tori Knutson, 12.292; 24. 5X-Ryan Bowers, 12.877; 25. 91A-Reed Allex, 14.278; 26. 15-Donny Schatz, NT; 27. 83-Cory Eliason, NT
  20. Devin Moran maneuvers by Shannon Babb for first win of season Terre Haute, IN– June 29, 2018 – Devin Moran claimed his first win of the 2018 season during the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series first-ever appearance at Terre Haute Action Track for the first of two shootouts versus the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models. Moran charged to the lead ahead of current Summer Nationals point leader Shannon Babb after a restart from late race caution on lap 24 of the 30-lap Sears Craftsman Feature. Once claiming the lead, the young driver of Dresden, OH remained out front for the final five laps of the event. “Man, I tell you, I thought that caution was going to kill us,” said Moran in Victory Lane. “That hurt us last week at Lernerville [Speedway] and I was like ‘man, this cannot be happening again.” “I was really good on them restarts,” continued Moran. “I actually messed up on the bottom of one and two on that restart and I thought ‘man, that might have been our shot.’ I just got a really good run and I pulled the slider. It was kind of hard because I was pretty tight on entry but I just made sure I got clear and then got all the way to the wall and I just tried to stay in the traction.” Babb led all but six laps of the feature event. Moran stole the lead momentarily only three laps into the feature claiming the lead after a restart, but Babb was able to recover the top spot the following circuit. With a long green-flag run, Babb was able to stretch his lead to more than 2.5 seconds by lap 20. Prior to the caution flag waving on lap 24 (the second and final caution of the event), Moran was able to cut Babb's lead down to 0.658 seconds. “The track was excellent tonight,” said Babb. “I was up-on-the-wheel type of driving so congratulations to Devin Moran there. He’s always been really strong. It was a good race but I didn’t need that caution. At the same time, I messed myself up down there in turns one and two. I was running through the middle on the restart and I didn’t know where to go. Then I didn’t get a good restart down the back straightaway and cost myself speed and he was able to get by me.” “Anyhow, all-in-all I was able to finish the race in second so I can’t thank the fans enough, Bob Sargent (track promoter) and all of the people that put on this race,” added Babb. “It was a big race track but it was pretty fun.” Mike Marlar charged from a 12th starting spot to finish third. Based on Summer Nationals rules, Marlar who finished fourth in his qualifying group then started fourth in his respective heat race. Marlar was able to capitalize on both restarts in order to gain the much-needed momentum to make his way through the field. “Tonight, we had a rough start,” said Marlar. “We had problems early in qualifying and it got me behind. I was able to get up there in the feature and the cautions worked out for me. Congratulations to Devin. He drove an awesome race it looked like there and was having a big time. We snuck up and got third.” The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series rejoins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the second and final match-off at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on June 30. Abbreviated Results from Terre Haute Action Track on June 29, 2018 Sears Craftsman Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Devin Moran [3][$10,000]; 2. 18b-Shannon Babb [1][$5,000]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [12][$3,000]; 4. 3s-Brian Shirley [4][$2,500]; 5. 7r-Kent Robinson [7][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [2][$1,700]; 7. 7-Rick Eckert [8][$1,400]; 8. 91-Tyler Erb [19][$1,300]; 9. 22-Chris Ferguson [10][$1,200]; 10. 54-David Breazeale [9][$1,100]; 11. 25f-Jason Feger [17][$1,050]; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans [18][$1,000]; 13. 25-Shane Clanton [5][$950]; 14. 11-Gordy [15][$900]; 15. 76-Shelby Miles [25][$850]; 16. 14m-Morgan Bagley [16][$800]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [20][$770]; 18. 31-Paul [21][$750]; 19. 1-Brandon Sheppard [6][$730]; 20. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr. [11][$700]; 21. 28e-Dennis Erb [22][$700]; 22. 2-Nick Hoffman [14][$700]; 23. 80-Duke Mounce [23][$700]; 24. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [13][$700]; 25. 25h-Charles [24][$700] Hard Charger Award: 91-Tyler Erb[+11] Qualifying 1: 1. 9 - Devin Moran, 20.487; 2. 3s- Brian Shirley, 20.488; 3. 7R- Kent Robinson, 20.610; 4. 28- Dennis Erb Jr, 20.629; 5. 22- Chris Ferguson, 20.772; 6. 1cj- Rusty Schlenk, 20.824; 7. 91- Tyler Erb, 20.889; 8. 76- Shelby Miles, 21.337; 9. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 21.354 Qualifying 2: 1. 25- Shane Clanton, 20.494; 2. 18- Shannon Babb, 20.502; 3. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr. 20.557; 4. B1- Brent Larson, 20.660; 5. 7- Rick Eckert, 20.872; 6. 25- Jason Feger, 21.024; 7. 2- Nick Hoffman, 21.473; 8. 80- Duke Mounce, 23.978 Qualifying 3: 1. 44- Chris Madden, 20.306; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 20.338; 3. 54- David Breazeale, 20.424; 4. 157- Mike Marlar, 20.958; 5. 11G- Gordy Gundaker, 21.182; 6. 18c- Chase Junghans, 21.182; 7. 31AUS- Paul Stubber, 22.311; 8. 25H- Charles Hummer, 23.609
  21. Marlar Rocks Ransomville Speedway Return RANSOMVILLE, NY – June 15, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series returned to Ransomville Speedway for the first time in 13 years on Friday evening and the Sears Craftsman Feature proved to be worth the wait. The 50-lap event saw three different race leaders but it was Mike Marlar who claimed the victory and the $10,000 payday. The driver out of Winfield, TN commandeered the lead of the feature with only 10 laps remaining in the event bypassing Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Chris Madden and Chub Frank for the top spot. “Honestly, it took me a while to figure out the race track,” said Marlar. “It kind of had some dirty spots and took me about 15-20 laps to figure out what I was doing wrong. Once I got that cleared up this thing came to life. Fun race and I’m glad I got by those guys.” Wheelman of the Rocket1 Racing machine, Sheppard claimed the lead from pole sitter Tyler Erb on lap 11 and began to set a torrid pace ahead of the field. Unfortunately for Erb, who was having one of his best runs of his 2018 season, on lap 23 he suffered a flat right front putting him into the wall in turn one. Erb returned to the track only to retire from the race on lap 30. Sheppard held more than a two second lead over several ongoing battles for second and third involving Madden, Marlar, Chub, and Junghans. In only two laps time, Marlar sliced Sheppard’s lead by more than half. Marlar made the move on the outside and passed Sheppard at the line on lap 40. By the time the checkers fell, Marlar had created a 2.115 second lead. “I’ve got to say thanks to my crew Jerry [Sprouse] and Josh [Davis] and my wife [Stacey] as well as Brian Daugherty and Erik from Integra who are here this week helping us and everyone from Rocket,” said Marlar. “We had an up and down night. I had the radiator knocked out after the heat and this and that. I’d like to thank them guys. I get to stand up here and be the hero but those boys are always pulling it off.” Before continuing his celebration in Victory Lane, Marlar took a moment to share a heartfelt condolence on behalf of the recent passing of long-time World of Outlaws scorer and girlfriend of Series’ Announcer Rick Eshelman, Sandy Holt. “I’d like to give my check to Rick Eshelman tonight. I don’t know if anyone has ever done that but he just lost his long-time girlfriend and he has been a special guy in racing,” added Marlar. “When I heard the news [about Sandy] I wanted to do something nice for Rick, so here’s my chance. I appreciate you supporting us and doing everything you do. You’re a really awesome guy. He’s taking it pretty good for as tough of a hit it was. We are really lucky to have him and wouldn’t want to do it without him.” Sheppard finished second in the World of Outlaws shootout at Ransomville Speedway. “It was a pretty crazy race out there,” said Sheppard. “It got really dusty and if I got off the bottom I couldn’t really see where I was going...I think Mikey had a little better tires on than I did so hats off to him. He caught me sleeping down here on this end on the top. We had a really good piece and a really good weekend so far. We’ll take a second place… We have a pretty good run going here so hopefully, we can keep it going the rest of the year. Junghans rounded out the podium by tying his best World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series finish of the season with a third place run. “Hopefully we get [a win] pretty soon but I’ll take it after last night,” said Junghans on his 13th place finish at Stateline Speedway one night prior. “Hopefully we’re going in the right direction.” The World of Outlaws will race Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH on Saturday, June 16 for the final night of its triple-header weekend. Abbreviated results from Ransomville Speedway: Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [5][$10,000]; 2. 22B-Darrell Bossard [4][$5,000]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [7][$3,000]; 4. 7-Rick Eckert [1][$2,500]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [11][$2,000]; 6. 111-Max Blair [16][$1,700]; 7. 44h-Dave Hess [12][$1,400]; 8. O-Ryan Scott [13][$1,300]; 9. 12B-Andy Boozel [10][$1,200]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton [3][$1,100]; 11. 2-Dan Stone [14][$1,050]; 12. 44-Chris Madden [2][$1,000]; 13. 18c-Chase Junghans [6][$950]; 14. X3-Wyatt Scott [9][$900]; 15. 91-Tyler Erb [19][$850]; 16. B1-Brent Larson [23][$800]; 17. 54-David Breazeale [21][$770]; 18. 14m-Morgan Bagley [24][$750]; 19. 22-Chris Ferguson [8][$730]; 20. 9s-Breyton Santee [18][$700]; 21. 1x-Chub Frank [17][$700]; 22. 28L-John Lobb [15][$700]; 23. 76-Steve Kania [20][$700]; 24. 111m-Matt Lux [22][$700] Hard Charger Award: 111-Max Blair[+10] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 44-Chris Madden, 17.517; 2. 25-Shane Clanton, 17.626; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 17.754; 4. 9-Devin Moran, 17.981; 5. X3-Wyatt Scott, 18.028; 6. 28L-John Lobb, 18.057; 7. O-Ryan Scott, 18.101; 8. 22-Chris Ferguson, 18.123; 9. 22g-Greg Oakes, 18.127; 10. 54-David Breazeale, 18.146; 11. 1x-Chub Frank, 18.155; 12. 91-Tyler Erb, 18.202; 13. B22-Bump Hedman, 18.203; 14. 2v-Chad Valone, 18.248; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs, 18.408; 16. 33-Chris Hackett, 18.41; 17. 19-Bob Dorman, 18.429; 18. 73-Devin Lewis, 18.865; 19. 1J-Jake Finnerty, 18.908; DNS. 44p-Joe Petyak, NT Full results from Ransomville Speedway
  22. World of Outlaws vs. DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals - Two star-studded shootouts will cap off the month of June CONCORD, NC – June 11, 2018 ­– The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals stars get set to collide for two thrilling shootouts to cap off the month of June. The battle between the best Late Model drivers in the country begins at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN on June 29 and leads to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on June 30. Drivers on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour will compete in a total of 28 races in 32 days. Also known as The Hell Tour, this rigorous schedule is one of the most grueling in all of motorsports. The pair of events versus the World of Outlaws falls mid-season after a stretch of 14 races in 16 days. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series bunch will also be in the thick of their demanding schedule with 20 races completed out of a total 46 in the 2018 season. Drivers and crews will be pushed to their limits and only the strong will survive throughout the remainder of the season. Not only is the competition heated on the track, the tension between drivers will surely spill over from night-to-night and the pair of DIRTcar Summer Nationals versus World of Outlaws events could be the ultimate tipping point for some. The 2017 edition of the two tours at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO was one of the most dramatic and thrilling races of the season as a single mistake on lap 43 took out all but one car in the top-five in the 50-lap feature event. Brandon Sheppard was leading a tight battle for second between Brian Shirley and Chris Madden with Tyler Erb and Frank Heckenast trailing closely behind. Multiple slide jobs were exchanged and the drivers were battling three-and-four-wide around every inch of the third-mile high-banked dirt oval. With only seven laps remaining in the 50-lap feature event, Shirley gets into the back of Madden and the pair collects Erb and Heckenast in the process. Shirley and Madden, who were running second and third at the time, both headed back to the pits after the collision on track. On Shirley’s way to the pits, a former crew guy of Madden’s chucked his signal stick at Shirley’s car displaying his frustration with the way things unfolded. Eckert who finished third in the feature and had a front row seat to the heated battled said, “That wreck happened about 15 times, it just finally did happen. I lost a couple of spots trying to miss it the times that it didn’t happen but it was a gift to us because we were backing through the field there. I kept getting off of that top because I thought they were crashing and finally they did and I was lucky enough to be far enough away from it.” Madden is currently leading the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series points and Shirley will be joining DIRTcar Summer Nationals action. While the pair hasn’t had any recent quarrels, there’s no telling what will happen or who will trigger a new feud as competition and tensions heat up this June. Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series events versus the DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals at Terre Haute Action Track on June 29 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on June 30 will be available to purchase on the day of the event at the track ticket booth. For more information on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals visit www.thehelltour.com. For more information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series visit www.woolms.com.
  23. Cory Hedgecock Collects First-Ever World of Outlaws Win SEYMOUR, TN- June 1, 2018- On Friday evening, Cory Hedgecock collected the biggest win of his career in front of a packed house at 411 Motor Speedway. The Loudon, TN driver etched his name on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series All-Time Wins list alongside the greatest Late Model drivers in history. “I knew if I ever had a chance at winning one of these races, it was no doubt going to be here,” said Hedgecock. “I am tickled to death... This track was absolutely phenomenal tonight… We were no doubt going to wreck her or bring her home.” Hedgecock claimed the lead from rookie of the year contender and race-long leader David Breazeale on lap 23 and never looked back. Two late race cautions on lap 44 and lap 45 of the 50-lap event posed no threat to the driver of the No. 9 who held off charges from recent World of Outlaws winner (Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 12) Jimmy Owens. “I just had mixed emotions. I did not want them cautions,” said Hedgecock. “During that long green run (lap 5-41), I’m not sure if I didn’t use my right rear a little bit up. It got hot on me. So, then I was like, ‘OK, well maybe I do want a caution’… I knew the No. 57 [of David Breazeale] was behind me and then the No. 20 [Jimmy Owens] popped up and I thought, ‘Oh shoot. This one is going to be tough.’ You know, we got that caution but I just kept getting the thumbs up. I am tickled to death. This is awesome.” Owens of Newport, TN claimed second on lap 24 and relentlessly tried to reel in Hedgecock for the remaining 26 laps. Yet, The Newport Nightmare was unsuccessful in his attempts and settled for runner-up. “I tell you it’s awesome to get to see Cory win this,” said Owens. “Man, I come by him and we were just giving him a high five at the end of the race there and he was beating on his steering wheel. It’s awesome to see someone get so emotional over a win and congratulations to him. Those guys race hard all weekend. He’s a tough driver to get around down here.” Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN rounded out the podium at 411 Motor Speedway giving Tennessee drivers a clean sweep of the top-three. “We’re having a lot of fun,” said Marlar. “It’s fun racing and Tennessee guys are pretty tough. This is a great big team sport and my car owner Ronnie Delk and his family are over in the pits. Our car is from Brucebilt right here in Knoxville. Smithbilt Homes is also right here in Knoxville so we have a lot of support out of the East Tennessee area. Also, I have an awesome crew. If it wasn’t for these guys I wouldn’t be standing here.” When Hedgecock passed under the checkers, Owens and Marlar split to the outside of his car and the trio celebrated three-wide down the front stretch. “I started to make him do a donut because it didn’t look like he was going to celebrate but I thought they might take that the wrong way,” said Owens. “We were just trying to get up there and figure out what he was doing, that’s all we were trying to do,” laughed Marlar. “Cory is an awesome driver and he wins a ton of races around here. A guy that wins 20-30 races right here locally, he’s going to be tough to beat no matter who comes in.” The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series heads just one hour Northeast for Saturday’s race at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN. The Series will take part in another 50-lap $10,000-to-win event to cap off the double-header weekend shootout. Abbreviated Results from 411 Motor Speedway: Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps)- 1. 9h-Cory Hedgecock [3][$10,000]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens [5][$5,000]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [9][$3,000]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [12][$2,500]; 5. 97-Michael Chilton [1][$2,000]; 6. 91-Tyler Erb [10][$1,700]; 7. B1-Brent Larson [8][$1,400]; 8. 54-David Breazeale [2][$1,300]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton [17][$1,200]; 10. 1-Brandon Sheppard [11][$1,100]; 11. 7-Rick Eckert [7][$1,050]; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans [13][$1,000]; 13. 50-Shanon Buckingham [15][$950]; 14. 53-Ray Cook [16][$900]; 15. 3v-Kyle Hardy [4][$850]; 16. 14m-Morgan Bagley [24][$800]; 17. 22-Chris Ferguson [21][$770]; 18. 1g-Ryan King [22][$750]; 19. 9-Devin Moran [23][$730]; 20. 116-Brandon Overton [14][$700]; 21. 101-Casey Roberts [19][$700]; 22. 21-Robby Moses [20][$700]; 23. C5-David Crabtree [18][$700]; 24. 17M-Dale McDowell [6][$700] Hard Charger Award: 44-Chris Madden[+8] Qualifying - 1. 20-Jimmy Owens, 14.001; 2. 3v-Kyle Hardy, 14.104; 3. 54-David Breazeale, 14.132; 4. 9h-Cory Hedgecock, 14.15; 5. 97-Michael Chilton, 14.24; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham, 14.246; 7. 18c-Chase Junghans, 14.26; 8. B1-Brent Larson, 14.286; 9. 44-Chris Madden, 14.296; 10. 7-Rick Eckert, 14.301; 11. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 14.327; 12. 157-Mike Marlar, 14.357; 13. 101-Casey Roberts, 14.36; 14. 21-Robby Moses, 14.364; 15. 17M-Dale McDowell, 14.37; 16. 91-Tyler Erb, 14.374; 17. 55-Benji Hicks, 14.393; 18. C5-David Crabtree, 14.4; 19. 9-Devin Moran, 14.432; 20. 1g-Ryan King, 14.439; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson, 14.528; 22. 53-Ray Cook, 14.531; 23. 116-Brandon Overton, 14.559; 24. 14m-Morgan Bagley, 14.625; 25. 11B-Stacy Boles, 14.756; 26. 144-Chris Barton, 14.835; 27. 17-Billy Franklin, 14.906; 28. 86-Jeff Neubert, 15.024; 29. 25-Shane Clanton, NT For full results from 411 Motor Speedway, visit woolms.com or click here.
  24. Schatz Passes Stewart Late for Ninth Win of 2018 at Charlotte CHARLOTTE, NC – May 25, 2018 – Donny Schatz continues his dominance of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season. Schatz passed Shane Stewart on Lap 24 and went on to win his ninth Feature of the year and 11th of his career at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2017 Outlaw Showdown winner Logan Schuchart completed the podium. Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, but it was Stewart leading the opening lap, utilizing the top of the racing surface. Stewart set a torrid pace out front and reached lapped traffic quickly before a Lap 10 yellow for Jacob Allen cleared the track for the Bixby, OK native. A caution two laps later for Clyde Knipp would be the final stoppage of the Feature, as the remaining 18 laps went Green-to-Checkered. Stewart, in search of his first win of the season, again approached traffic quickly in front of Schatz while Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart and Sheldon Haudenschild waged war for third. That aforementioned trio put on the best race of the evening throwing massive slide jobs, jockeying for position around The Dirt Track at Charlotte. As laps began to dwindle, Schatz continued to close in on the leader running a car length lower than Stewart was. Schatz showed his nose underneath Stewart multiple times but Stewart stayed in the gas to maintain the lead. As heavy traffic loomed, Schatz swooped underneath Stewart successfully to lead Lap 24 and the Fargo, ND native would never look back going on to win by 1.684 seconds in front of Stewart. “In this sport, what you see is what you get, nobody wants to run second, but sometimes it does help when entering lapped traffic. I started moving around the track and my car kept getting better and better,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. “We’ve been short a [crew] guy all year. I can’t take credit for this, I just drive the thing. These guys have dug and dug through all the adversity this season. We seem to get better through adversity though. I can’t wait for the next race,” Schatz added with a smile. Shane Stewart, who’s Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team is based out of nearby Mooresville, NC, praised his crew for all the hard work this week. “I can’t thank my guys enough. Maintaining a World of Outlaws Sprint Car requires a lot of work and a lot of money. This is a strong finish for our team. We’ve had a tough start to the year, but hopefully we can get some momentum into the summer months,” Stewart said. Schuchart, who was victorious in this event a year ago, echoed Stewart’s sentiment about the hard work of his crew, “We haven’t been racing a whole lot lately because of the weather, but these guys haven’t taken a day off. We struggled a little bit on restarts tonight, but we were really strong.” Sweet and Haudenschild completed the top five with Ian Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, David Gravel and Gerard McIntyre, Jr – in his first career start at Charlotte – completing the top ten. Brent Marks earned his fourth KSE Hard Charger honor of the season coming from a transfer in the Last Chance Showdown to finish 12th. With NASCAR at the big track at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, World of Outlaws car owners Kasey Kahne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced with the Series. Kahne made his sixth Outlaw start of the year and came forward to an 11th place finish while Stenhouse, in his first Outlaw start since 2009, won the LCS and came home 16th in the No.17BC. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana before making its inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois on Wednesday, May 30. Abbreviated Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte – May 25, 2018: Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$12,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,600]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,300]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$2,200]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,150]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6][$2,100]; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [20][$1,350]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [11][$1,200]; 15. 22-Cole Duncan [18][$1,100]; 16. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse [19][$1,000]; 17. 44-Trey Starks [22][$900]; 18. 5B-Logan Seavey [21][$850]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [15][$800]; 21. 4B-Steve Butler [23][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 23. 20-Nick Drake [17][$800]; 24. 4S-Danny Smith [24][$800] Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+8] Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.332; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.426; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.429; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.52; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.537; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 13.543; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.557; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.582; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.595; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.608; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.629; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.66; 13. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse, 13.681; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.704; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.745; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.774; 17. 20-Nick Drake, 13.775; 18. 5-David Gravel, 13.807; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 13.831; 20. 5B-Logan Seavey, 13.899; 21. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.932; 22. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.967; 23. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.11; 24. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.167; 25. 5A-Justin Barger, 14.236; 26. 1X-Scott Hunter, 14.495
  25. Jimmy Owens Lands First in Flight 100 Victory FAYETTEVILLE, NC– May 12, 2018– Jimmy Owens outran the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series regulars at Fayetteville Motor Speedway to claim a $25,001 payday during the inaugural First in Flight 100 presented by Hoker Trucking. The veteran driver of Newport, TN also collected an extra $2,001 on Friday evening after winning the 10-lap “Big C Dash for Cash” which honored the late Carlton Lamm. “This works out great because we were kind of up in arms about even coming and Jim [Long] (Fayetteville Motor Speedway’s promoter) called and said, ‘Are you coming?’ so I said ‘OK’,” said Owens. “I’m glad he invited us. We just feel really welcomed to come down here. The fans have been awesome and everybody has just been great.” Owens started on the pole for the 100-lap finale beside Brandon Sheppard, the defending World of Outlaws Champion. Sheppard nabbed the lead position on the first lap, but on lap 16 the New Berlin, IL driver succumbed to Owens high-side momentum. “It got rubbered up about halfway but you can’t do nothing in 90-degree weather,” said Owens. “The guys [at Fayetteville Motor Speedway] did their best to give us an awesome racetrack. I was able to pass for the lead there early and maintain it the rest of the race.” Fourteen separate cautions fell throughout the feature event, the last happening on lap 99 (for Dennis Franklin who unfortunately ran out of fuel exiting turn four). The event went into “overtime” with a green-white-checkers style finish. Even with the late race caution, Owens was able to pull away from Sheppard by 1.128 seconds by the time the checkers fell. “I was pretty good on the long runs there and [Owens] was definitely slowing down on the long runs to reserve tires and everything, and I was too,” said Sheppard. “In the beginning, I got out front there and was slowing the pace up and off a restart there he just got up on the wheel and did what he had to do and got back by me and that was the end of it for me.” “Then, we went single file [for restarts]. I’m glad we did go single file though because I know me and Fergy (Chris Ferguson) had the elbows up coming off of (turn) four and we were rubbing paint,” continued Sheppard. “All and all, I was a pretty good night. Second place, not the turn out we wanted but we’ll take it and congratulations to Jimmy and thanks for all of the fans for coming out.” North Carolina native, Ferguson was relentlessly trying to chase down Sheppard but fell victim to transmission issues just shy of the half-way mark on lap 47. Headed into tonight’s event, Ferguson was leading the rookie of the year point standings by eight points over David Breazeale. Collecting his best finish of the season so far by rounding out the podium, Breazeale shot ahead of the rookie standings by 26 points over Ferguson, 42 points over Brent Larson and 132 points ahead of Timothy Culp. “To run third here at Fayetteville after our last feature here about 10 years ago, this has been great,” said Breazeale. “It’s a big morale booster for the team. We got a fourth the other night, then Chris [Ferguson] got a fourth, and then we back it up with third so maybe we gained some points on him tonight… [Racing on new tracks] is a challenge but we enjoy it and I don’t have any bad habits when we go there so we just go there and race the racetrack.” The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series returns to action on May 18-19 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH for the Outlaw Invasion $10,000-to-win doubleheader weekend. Abbreviated Results Sears Craftsman Feature (100 Laps): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens [1][$25,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$10,000]; 3. 54-David Breazeale [4][$6,000]; 4. 25-Shane Clanton [15][$5,000]; 5. 44-Chris Madden [23][$4,000]; 6. 157-Mike Marlar [20][$3,000]; 7. 9-Devin Moran [6][$2,750]; 8. 7-Rick Eckert [8][$2,500]; 9. 116-Brandon Overton [5][$2,400]; 10. 91-Tyler Erb [10][$2,300]; 11. 18c-Chase Junghans [24][$2,250]; 12. C8-Timothy Culp [21][$2,200]; 13. 16-Ben Watkins [9][$2,175]; 14. 72-Jason Covert [19][$2,150]; 15. 14m-Morgan Bagley [7][$2,125]; 16. 79-Ross Bailes [14][$2,100]; 17. 2-Dennis Franklin [16][$2,075]; 18. B1-Brent Larson [18][$2,050]; 19. 1p-Bobby Pierce [13][$2,025]; 20. 22-Chris Ferguson [3][$2,000]; 21. 22x-G.R. Smith [11][$2,000]; 22. OO-Jeff Smith [25][$2,000]; 23. 32-Dustin Mitchell [17][$2,000]; 24. 44r-Brent Robinson [12][$2,000]; 25. 421-Anthony Sanders [22][$2,000]