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PRAIRIE DIRT SHOWDOWNS: Marshall, Spalding, Hoffman, Allgaier Win PDC Prelims at FALS

Top-four from each Showdown now locked into Saturday finale, top-two to redraw

 

FAIRBURY, IL – July 30, 2021 – Two-thirds of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals field for the 31st Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway has been set. Sixteen drivers have punched their ticket in by way of the four Showdown Features Friday night – the rest will be seeded into one of two Last Chance Showdown events on Saturday.

 

A grand total of 63 Summit Modifieds packed the pit area for Hot Lap/Qualifying and were then divided into four 20-lap qualifying Showdown Features, taking the top-four finishers to Saturday’s main event. The top-two finishers were placed into the redraw, to be held at opening ceremonies on Saturday.

 

The two Last Chance Showdowns will take the top-two finishers and put them into the big show, followed by four provisional starters to complete the field for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic Modified finale.

 

Showdown Feature #1

The first Feature on the freshly groomed Fairbury Speedway was the speediest of all Showdowns, won by Valpariso, IN-driver Frank Marshall.

 

Marshall set fast time in Group 1 Qualifying, putting him on the pole for the 20-lap event. When the green dropped, Marshall took off immediately, opening up a small gap over the field and continued to add to it with every lap he clicked off.

 

In all, the caution-free race took just over 13.5 minutes to complete. Tyler Nicely, of Owensboro, KY, had been running Marshall down the entire race and came to within a half-second of him in the final laps, but was unable to make a move for the win. Marshall crossed the stripe first to secure a spot in Saturday’s redraw and his first career Summit Modified victory.

 

With the #25 of Nicely hot on his tail, the veteran racer Marshall never buckled under the pressure and got the job done.

 

“We know they’re there, but we feel like we’ve got a few good years left in us. We’re kinda veterans here, but it’s fun racing with these guys,” Marshall said.

 

Summit Racing Equipment Showdown Feature 1 (20 Laps) 1. 28M-Frank Marshall[1]; 2. 25-Tyler Nicely[3]; 3. 1W-Bob Pohlman[2]; 4. 8K-Levi Kissinger[4]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser[8]; 6. 59R-Jacob Rexing[5]; 7. 11S-Nick Seplak[6]; 8. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[11]; 9. 24B-Brent Weaver[7]; 10. 84-Ryan Toole[15]; 11. 7-Tim Nash[13]; 12. 96-Curtis Rodenhaber[14]; 13. 32-Mason Duncan[9]; 14. 64-Dawson Cook[12]; 15. 35- Ethan Weber[10]; 16. (DNS) 27C-Justin Cundiff

 

Showdown Feature #2

Curt Spalding cashed-in big time Friday night at FALS, winning his second career Summit Modified Feature after holding off one of the best and youngest drivers on the roster.

 

Spalding grabbed the lead from the pole and opened up a solid gap in traffic before a caution with three-to-go restacked the field. On the restart, third-running Brandon Bollinger wound it up on the top side and went after 16-year-old Hunt Gossum for second.  At the stripe, Bollinger nipped Gossum by .150 to claim the final spot in the redraw while Spalding celebrated in Victory Lane.

 

“The first ten laps, I felt really good. I thought we were slowing down, and the track was changing a little bit,” Spalding said. “It got technical, where you had to move around a little bit. About that time was when I started hearing the boys catching me. I knew they’d be coming.”

 

Wehr’s Machine Showdown Feature 2 (20 Laps) 1. 5CS-Curt Spalding[1]; 2. 242-Brandon Bollinger[3]; 3. 99-Hunt Gossum[2]; 4. 22C-Nick Clubb[8]; 5. 5-Steven Brooks[7]; 6. 15-Chris Smith[6]; 7. 48-Adam Pockrus[9]; 8. 12-Wyatt Harms[4]; 9. 757-Bradley Jameson[5]; 10. 1L-Dave Lilja[15]; 11. 463-Daniel Sanchez[10]; 12. 36-Eric Vaughan[12]; 13. 71R-Troy Ricketts[16]; 14. 62PAP-Kim Edington[14]; 15. 0-Travis Kohler[11]; 16. 83-Kasey Schrock[13]

 

Showdown Feature #3

He won the Summit Modified show at FALS earlier in the year for his fifth win in five starts. Since then, Nick Hoffman has won 18 of the 19 races he’s entered, adding the 18th Friday night in the third Showdown.

 

The three-time and defending Summit Modified champion cooked up the exact same recipe he used to win here in June and served it again Friday night to claim his 56th career tour victory – smooth and steady, right through the middle.

 

“Track got pretty momentum’d up through the middle, which is where I’ve been best,” Hoffman said. “I won the Summit Modified race here [in June] the same way, just kinda running the same line about midway to three-quarters of the way up the racetrack. Just carrying a lot of speed, and it’s just where we shine.”

 

Hoffman was never seriously challenged for the lead and finished nearly 7 seconds ahead of runner-up Mike Harrison. However, Hoffman did turn some heads with a fifth-place finish in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Showdown Feature #2.

 

“I ran the exact same line in both cars. That was probably one of the best Late Models I’ve ever drove through the middle of the racetrack. It drove exactly how I’d want it to with my Modified,” Hoffman said.

 

All-Star Performance Showdown Feature 3 (20 Laps) 1. 2-Nick Hoffman[1]; 2. 24H-Mike Harrison[3]; 3. 53S-Bobby Stremme[5]; 4. 4-Victor Lee[6]; 5. 9H-John Demoss[10]; 6. 121- Deece Schwartz[12]; 7. 14-Caden McWhorter[11]; 8. 88S-Alan Stipp[9]; 9. 61-Chris Osborne Jr[14]; 10. 1-Nash Hilmes[16]; 11. 19-Travis Thrasher[15]; 12. 82-Jacob Poel[4]; 13. K19-Will Krup[2]; 14. 21D-Danny Schwartz[13]; 15. 42-Bob Baldwin[7]; 16. 28-Rodney Standerfer[8]

 

Showdown Feature #4

After winning the Gator Championship night at Volusia this past February, Justin Allgaier was determined to get back into the seat of his UMP Modified and compete with the best of the best again. Friday night at FALS, he not only competed with them, he beat them, scoring his first career Summit Modified victory in the fourth and final Showdown.

 

“I feel like this style of racetrack is probably our worst, so to be able to come out here and put an Elite Chassis in Victory Lane more than once, and to race with some Elite Chassis out there in that race was really cool,” Allgaier said.

 

Allgaier initially did not get the jump at the drop of the green he was hoping for, as polesitter Chris Arnold led the field into Turn 1 and down the backstretch. Allgaier crossed over underneath him heading into Turn 3 and got a smooth exit off Turn 4 to take the lead as Arnold bobbled up high.

 

After that, it was all defense for #7, which Allgaier handled with no issues. Several cautions littered the 20-lapper, but Allgaier’s restarts were on-point as he cruised to the $500 victory.

 

Deke Trucking Showdown Feature 4 (20 Laps) 1. 7A-Justin Allgaier[2]; 2. 8-Kyle Steffens[4]; 3. 77-Ray Bollinger[6]; 4. 96M-Mike McKinney[3]; 5. 3L-Jeff Leka[10]; 6. 1S- Brian Shaw[7]; 7. 34W-James Walters[9]; 8. 99W-Chris Arnold[1]; 9. 0J-Garrett Jameson[11]; 10. 3-Mike Brooks[14]; 11. 37- Michael Ledford[5]; 12. 777-Trevor Neville[13]; 13. 17-Mike Mosier[15]; 14. 18-Jarrett Stryker[12]; 15. K67-Ian Keller[8]

 

UP NEXT

 

The Summit Modified action from the 31st Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway continues Saturday night with Last Chance Showdowns and the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win Feature. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presnted by Drydene.

 

 

Heavy Rain Postpones Summer Nationals at Lake Cumberland

 

BURNSIDE, KY – July 26, 2021 – Heavy rainstorms in the area have forced DIRTcar and Lake Cumberland Speedway officials to postpone Monday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. Officials are working on a makeup date to be announced in the near future.

 

The Summer Nationals Late Models will now take their break period and be back in action Friday, Aug. 13 at Highland Speedway, followed by the makeup race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 the following night.

 

The Summit Modifieds will next make the trip to Fairbury Speedway this Friday and Saturday night, July 30-31, to compete alongside the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic.

 

If you can’t be at the track, all of these races can be streamed live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

 

 

BEAST CONQUERED: Pierce Wins 11th of Season at Richmond

Godsey bags back-to-back top-fives with seven races now remaining

 

 

RICHMOND, KY – July 25, 2021 – Inching closer and closer to a fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title with his 11th Feature win of the season Sunday night at Richmond Raceway, Bobby Pierce also made a bit of personal history, reflective of the great success he’s had thus far in his career.

 

In 2016, Pierce won a season-best 11 Features en route to his second Hell Tour championship in two years. With just seven races remaining on the 2021 schedule, 11 wins and a 186-point lead, Pierce will now go for a new personal best single-season win total before the end of the tour next month.

 

“It feels great to get my 11th win,” Pierce, of Oakwood IL, said in Victory Lane. “We’ve got seven races left to go, so hopefully we can break it.”

 

The debut at the 3/10-mile of Richmond, known as The Beast of the East, was a dominant one for Pierce, who led all 40 laps unchallenged for the $5,000 prize. Several caution flags were thrown over the course of the race, forcing Pierce to be good on restarts.

 

“My dad was signaling me down the backstretch, and every restart I kinda pulled away, even though I didn’t feel great off of Turn 2. It was just so slick out there – this place is really slick,” Pierce said.

 

Ashton Winger rode third for the opening five laps before getting a run on Tanner English for second, where he stayed to the checkered. English held on for third, Joe Godsey bagged his fifth top-five of the season in fourth and three-time Richmond track champion Derek Fisher rounded out the top-five.

 

Pierce will also get the opportunity to break another record before the season’s out. Four-time champion Shannon Babb owns the record for the most wins in a single-season at 15, which he set back in 2005. Pierce can both tie and pass Babb, but has to win at least five of the remaining races.

 

UP NEXT

 

The Summer Nationals Late Models cap off Week #6 with the final race on Monday night, July 26, in the tour’s debut at Lake Cumberland Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

 

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

 

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 12-Ashton Winger[4]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 4. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 5. 38-Derek Fisher[8]; 6. 11-Tommy Bailey[7]; 7. D8-Dustin Linville[9]; 8. 38H-Thomas Hunziker[14]; 9. 12J-Jason Jameson[12]; 10. 21-Kirk Phillips[2]; 11. 74-Mitch McGrath[10]; 12. 14R-Jeff Roth[5]; 13. 118-Mike Fenton[17]; 14. 248-Brandon Lance[18]; 15. T22- Tegan Evans[16]; 16. 83-Scott James[11]; 17. 11W-Jeff Watson[13]; 18. 16-Justin Rattliff[15]; 19. 15-William Byrd[20]; 20. (DNS) 13-Brayton Laster

 

HISTORY MADE: Hoffman Wins 17th of Season at Richmond, Now Sits Atop All-Time Wins List

 

 

It’s official. Nick Hoffman is now the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals’ all-time leader in Feature wins.

 

At just 29 years of age, the Mooresville, NC-driver has had a season for the record books already and added to it again on Sunday night, winning the tour’s first-ever visit to Richmond Raceway.

 

He and the Elite Chassis team have been the guys to beat all season long and showed exactly why on Sunday with a dominating flag-to-flag victory in the 25-lap event. For their efforts, Hoffman has now taken sole possession of #1 on the all-time Feature wins list from six-time champion Mike Harrison – a goal he’d been working on, among others, since the start of the tour in June.

 

“It’s really cool,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane. “Really didn’t start on this whole Hell Tour deal until like 2015, so to pick up that many wins that quick is pretty cool for us.”

 

On the track, Hoffman was untouchable. Original start, restart – it just didn’t matter. His Elite Chassis #2 jetted out at the drop of the green and took off, leaving his opponents in the dust. At one point, Hoffman’s lead stretched to almost 7 seconds in traffic.

 

His only concern came upon reaching the rear of the field and dealing with the slower traffic. Several cautions had been thrown throughout for drivers spinning at the bottom of the turns, which Hoffman did his best to try and avoid.

 

“I could maneuver pretty decent. The biggest thing was I just wanted to pass those guys around the outside – just in case they did spin out, they would go to the bottom,” Hoffman said.

 

UP NEXT

 

The Summit Modifieds help cap off Week #6 with the final race on Monday night, July 26, in the tour’s debut at Lake Cumberland Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

 

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view all results)

 

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 2-Nick Hoffman[2]; 2. 4-Victor Lee[3]; 3. 25-Dennis Roberson[1]; 4. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[4]; 5. 25N-Tyler Nicely[12]; 6. A85-Brandon Hutchinson[6]; 7. 9H-John Demoss[10]; 8. 38-Aaron Branham[5]; 9. 1F-Austin Francis[8]; 10. 37-Harold Branham[14]; 11. 21S-Kenny Shaw[13]; 12. 33Z-Zach Powers[7]; 13. 17-Tyler Rigsby[18]; 14. 27-Tyler Collis[17]; 15. 26- Kyle Cochran[21]; 16. 122-Ryan Turner[19]; 17. 1C-Roy Cox[20]; 18. C8-Jimmy Crabtree[9]; 19. 66W-Tyler Watson[11]; 20. 17R-Jimmy Robinson[15]; 21. 24S-Trae Soper[16]

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Summit Modifieds Tackle 31st Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury

Hoffman, Harrison, Allgaier, McKinney, Nicely, Weisser and more expected to attend

 

FAIRBURY, IL – July 29, 2021 – The summer’s greatest tradition in Midwest dirt track racing is back in commission this Fri-Sat, July 30-31, as the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals race alongside the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in the 31st running of the Prairie Dirt Classic.

 

Since 2015, the Summit Modifieds have joined the Outlaws at the FALS crown jewel event and raced in similar format to decide the field for Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win finale. Drivers will start with Hot Lap/Qualifying on Friday night and be divided into one of four 20-lap Showdown Features. These $500-to-win events will take the top-4 drivers into Saturday’s Feature.

 

Saturday will consist of Hot Laps and two Last Chance Showdown races for any driver not yet qualified, taking the top-two finishing drivers from each into the Feature. Four provisional starters will be added to fill the final four spots before the field rolls to the track for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win Feature.

 

The best UMP Modified drivers in the country are expected to be in attendance for the high-profile event, which serves as races 22 and 23 on the Summit Modified schedule.

 

It all goes down this Friday and Saturday night, July 30-31, at Fairbury Speedway. If you can’t be at the track, catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene with a FAST PASS subscription.

 

Here are the drivers to watch and the storylines to follow…

 

DOUBLE DUTY – Nick Hoffman, the seventeen-time Summit Modified winner this year, has recently teamed with Scott Bloomquist Racing to tackle the 31st PDC in both a Modified and Late Model.

 

The three-time Summit Modified champ will get behind the wheel of Bloomquist’s famed Drydene Team Zero Race Cars #0 and attempt to put it in the big show on Saturday night for a chance at $50,000.

 

He’ll also be piloting his Elite Chassis #2 Modified in the event, searching for his 18th victory in 19 starts and second PDC Modified Feature win.

 

NASCAR STAR – NASCAR Xfinity Series star Justin Allgaier, of Riverton, IL, is scheduled to make a Modified Prairie Dirt Classic appearance this weekend behind the wheel of his own Allgaier Racing Shocks Elite Chassis #7.

 

Allgaier topped a very stout UMP Modified field in the 50th DIRTcar Nationals’ Gator Championship finale at Volusia Speedway Park back in February for a $5,000 prize and will be one to watch as he tries to beat the best Modified drivers in the country again this weekend.

 

HIGHLAND HUNTER – When it comes to Fairbury, Mike Harrison is one of the most feared competitors in the field. Six of his 54 career Summit Modified victories have come at the quarter-mile, including the first two PDC finales.

 

However, the six-time champion will be going up against one of the best Modified fields he’ll see all year. He met a stacked roster earlier this year in the Summit Modifieds’ first visit to FALS and walked away with a 17th-place result after hitting the wall in his pursuit of race leader Hoffman.

 

With Hoffman scheduled to be in the field again this weekend, Harrison will get a chance at redemption and to retake his spot atop the all-time wins list as he shoots for the $5,000 grand prize.

 

FALS FAVORITES – Current FALS Cup weekly points leaders Michael Ledford and Mike McKinney are slated to be in attendance and lead the local bunch to take out the Summit Modified ringers.

 

16-year-old and defending Fairbury track champion Michael Ledford, of Pontiac, IL, leads McKinney in track points by just four heading into the weekend with one victory back on July 3. He’s currently sitting 11th in DIRTcar UMP Modified national points standings with six victories to his credit.

 

McKinney, the 2018 Summit Modified points runner-up, has won two of his six starts at FALS in 2021 and made every Feature thus far. While he hasn’t appeared in as many Summit Modified shows as he normally does every year, he does have two career Summit Modified wins at FALS.

 

PEORIA POWER – Few drivers have finished second more times in some of FALS’ biggest events than Allen Weisser.

 

The Peoria, IL-native was runner-up to Hoffman in the 2019 PDC Modified Feature, second again to McKinney in last year’s first Summit Modified visit in July, and second yet again in the $10,000-to-win FALS Super Nationals on Labor Day Weekend. This could be A-Dog’s weekend to finally cash-in big time in a FALS special.

 

Weisser currently ranks third in DIRTcar UMP Modified national points standings with eleven victories to his credit – two of which came this past weekend.

 

POINTS PLAYERS – Another trio of dangerous Midwesterners are slated to come to FALS this weekend, combining for 22 victories across the nation so far this year.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: English Chases Pierce for Points Lead, Hoffman Gets Competition in Week Four

Six tracks, six days begins with debut at Knox County Fair on Tuesday

 

KNOXVILLE, IL – July 6, 2021 – All five races scheduled for last week were completed, and now the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals get set for Week #4 of competition with six races in six days.

 

Week #4 Schedule

Tuesday, July 6 | Knox County Fair Raceway | Knoxville, IL

Wednesday, July 7 | Spoon River Speedway | Lewiston, IL

Thursday, July 8 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL

Friday, July 9 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL

Saturday, July 10 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL

Sunday, July 11 | Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

Here are the drivers to watch and the storylines to follow this week…

 

SIZING UP – Both tours will be given a test in versatility this week, with four different track sizes.

 

The six-day begins on Tuesday with a debut appearance at Knox County Fair Raceway – a big, flat, half-mile that hosted horse racing on Monday. On Wednesday, it’s off to the high-banked, three-eighths mile of Spoon River Speedway, a Hell Tour staple nearly every year since 1995, for the rainout makeup from June 24.

 

Thursday Features the smallest track size on the schedule – the high-banked, fifth-mile bullring of Macon Speedway for the 41st running of the Herald & Review 100. Finally, three different quarter-mile venues will round out the week – Farmer City, Highland and Tri-State.

 

HOT RODBobby Pierce has been on a tear as of late, winning three-straight races last week. The only thing that stopped him was his own prior commitments – sister Ciara’s wedding celebration on Saturday meant a day away from the track. Had he competed that night at Fayette County Speedway, he likely would have been a shoo-in for the Week #3 points title.

 

In his four starts over the week, Pierce, of Oakwood, IL, finished no worse than second with his runner-up on Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway, leaving him with a runner-up finish in the weekly points chase to Brandon Sheppard.

 

This week, the three-time Hell Tour champion takes on six different tracks, four of which he’s won Summer Nationals races at before – Spoon River, Macon, Highland and Tri-State.

 

TITLE HUNTER – After a solid third week on the tour, Tanner English has cut into Pierce’s Summer Nationals points lead and taken control of the DIRTcar Late Model national points lead.

 

English, of Benton, KY, set out on the trail of the Hell Tour this year to supplement his run for the DIRTcar national points title. Thus far, he’s collected six victories since January and remains in a four-way tie for the most wins with Pierce, Rusty Schlenk and Brandon Thirlby. English will almost certainly go head-to-head with Schlenk and Thirlby later on, when the Summer Nationals visits Michigan and Ohio.

 

But for now, English remains focused on cutting even further into Pierce’s points lead. He’s maintained a 55-point advantage over third-place Brian Shirley coming into this week and now rides only 35 behind Pierce with 21 races remaining.

 

CHASING THE CHAMP – Nick Hoffman has won every single Summit Modified race he’s entered so far. This week, he’ll have the biggest host of competition he’s had thus far gunning to try and stop him.

 

Tyler Nicely, Kenny Wallace, Mike Harrison, Tommy Sheppard Jr, Will Krup, Treb Jacoby, Kyle Hammer, Ray Bollinger, Dave Wietholder and Drake Troutman are just a handful of names on the list who are expected to make at least one appearance with the tour this week and could possibly contend for a win at any track.

 

Hoffman remains a perfect 220-for-220 in Feature laps led so far. He does not have Macon listed on his schedule for this week, which leaves the door open for another new winner Thursday night.

 

HELLO, HAUBSTADT – The Summer Nationals’ highly anticipated return to Tri-State Speedway has Indiana’s most passionate Late Model and Modified fans abuzz for Sunday’s first time back since 2018.

 

Four-time champion Shannon Babb won his very first Summer Nationals Feature at The Class Track back in 1999 and leads all drivers in Feature wins with the tour at six. Although he is the most recent Hell Tour Feature winner at the quarter-mile, Babb does not have Tri-State listed on his schedule as of Tuesday.

 

This leaves the door wide open for a new face in Victory Lane. It’s one of the raciest tracks on the schedule and will provide all the excitement the fans have come to expect from the DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modifieds.

 

  WOO LATE MODEL SERIES

FAIRBURY FOUR: Gustin, Pierce, Scott, and O'Neal win Prairie Dirt Classic Showdowns

16 drivers are locked into Saturday's 100-lap finale 

FAIRBURY, IL – July 30, 2021 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models kicked off the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic in style Friday with more than 70 cars fighting for 16 spots in Saturday’s 100-lap finale.  

Ryan Gustin, Bobby Pierce, Stormy Scott, and Hudson O’Neal each collected $3,000 by winning one of Friday's four Showdowns and have the chance to start on the pole for the Morton Buildings Feature.  

 

SHOWDOWN #1

 

World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Gustin has never been afraid to run the outside at any speedway. He used that experience to his advantage Friday, leading all 25 laps to score the $3,000 prize. 

 

The Marshalltown, IA driver also swept the night, winning his Showdown and setting Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. Quick time. 

 

Gustin received advice from a DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals driver to help him get around Fairbury Speedway. 

 

“Mike Harrison has been helping me out a little bit, telling me what lines to run and stuff,” Gustin said. “He’s got a million laps around [Fairbury Speedway], so I really got to thank him and everyone else that helps.” 

 

Shannon Babb, a three-time Prairie Dirt Classic winner, finished second after starting 13th. Chris Madden crossed the line third, and Chris Simpson grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot. 

 

SHOWDOWN #2

 

Bobby Pierce was one turn away from winning the Prairie Dirt Classic in 2019 before Brandon Sheppard passed him for the win on the final corner. The “Smooth Operator” proved he’s wasting no time in his quest for redemption, winning Friday’s second Showdown. 

 

The Oakwood, IL driver chased down early race leader Jonathan Davenport and pulled an epic slide job in traffic to take the lead away from “Superman” with six laps to go.  

 

Pierce stated he should’ve tried to make the pass a few laps sooner. 

 

“I was kind of kicking myself in the butt for not pulling the trigger on the slider I was thinking about a few laps before that,” Pierce said. “Right place right time with the lap car, and it kind of set the pick for me, so I went right there and capitalized on it.” 

 

Davenport settled for second, followed by Brian Shirley and Tyler Bruening. 

 

SHOWDOWN #3

 

Kyle Larson started on the pole for Friday’s third showdown, hoping to find Victory Lane for the first time at the Prairie Dirt Classic. But Stormy Scott had other ideas, sneaking by Larson on the bottom to grab the $3,000 prize. 

 

The Las Cruces, NM driver, bested a field of former Series champions, including Brandon Sheppard and Rick Eckert. The trip to Victory Lane caught him by surprise, knowing the competition he was facing.  

 

“If you had asked me if I thought we were going to be here before this deal started, I would’ve told you no way; I just would’ve been happy to get into the show,” Scott said. “I’m more thrilled for my crew than myself to finally put an entire night together for these guys because they deserve it, and they work their butts off.”

 

Larson, Sheppard, and Eckert grabbed the final three transfer spots into Saturday’s race. 

 

SHOWDOWN #4

 

Hudson O’Neal wasted no time driving away from the rest of the field in Friday’s fourth showdown, leading all 25 laps. 

 

The Martinsville, IN driver, started on the inside and made sure he beat Jimmy Owens to Turn 1 to carry his momentum to the top. 

 

“I knew that the top was going to be okay, and I wanted to get up there to where I had some momentum built up where if somebody showed me the nose underneath, I could at last do something with him,” O’Neal said. “I didn’t want to get caught on the top and have no momentum built up, so that was kind of just where I stayed for the whole race.” 

 

Owens crossed the line second, followed by Chase Junghans and Allan Weisser. 

 

Weisser was penalized three positions due to a post-race infraction, moving Mckay Wenger into the fourth and final transfer spot. 

 

The four Showdown winners will learn their starting positions on Saturday in the Morton Buildings redraw during Opening Ceremonies.

 

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to Fairbury Speedway on Saturday for the 100-lap Prairie Dirt Classic.  Last chance showdowns will set the rest of the field along with the Late Model Shootout, where the winner can collect $2,500 or start last in the $50,000-to-win finale. 

 

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

 

Drydene Heat #1 – Flight (A) (25 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 19R-Ryan Gustin [1]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb [13]; 3. 44-Chris Madden [2]; 4. 32S-Chris Simpson [3]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [8]; 6. 41-Jeremiah Hurst [4]; 7. 25F-Jason Feger [10]; 8. T2-Todd Bennett [7]; 9. B12-Kevin Weaver [9]; 10. 12-Ashton Winger [18]; 11. 14-Wil Herrington [16]; 12. 11T-Trevor Gundaker [6]; 13. 10J-Joseph Joiner [17]; 14. 26M-Brent McKinnon [14]; 15. 12Q-Brandon Queen [19]; 16. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [12]; 17. 24-Ryan Unzicker [5]; 18. 162-Logan Moody [11]; 19. 18L-Jeffrey Ledford [15]

 

Drydene Heat #2 – Flight (A) (25 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 32-Bobby Pierce [2]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport [1]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [6]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening [3]; 5. 0-Nick Hoffman [10]; 6. 45-Kyle Hammer [8]; 7. 7-Ricky Weiss [4]; 8. B1-Brent Larson [7]; 9. 28-Dennis Erb [13]; 10. 7S-Jay Sparks [5]; 11. 59-Garrett Alberson [15]; 12. 9S-Eric Smith [9]; 13. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh [11]; 14. 1st-Johnny Scott [12]; 15. 6S-Blake Spencer [17]; 16. 3-Dale Markham [18]; 17. 40B-Kyle Bronson [14]; 18. 2-Mike Chasteen [16]

 

Drydene Heat #3 – Flight (B) (25 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 2s-Stormy Scott [3]; 2. 6-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard [6]; 4. 0E-Rick Eckert [5]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [8]; 6. 76-Brandon Overton [11]; 7. 20RT-Ricky Thornton [7]; 8. 99B-Boom Briggs [14]; 9. 22-Chris Ferguson [2]; 10. 25B-Mike Benedum [10]; 11. 89-Mike Spatola [9]; 12. 4G-Bob Gardner [13]; 13. 10-Scott Schmitt [16]; 14. 111-Steven Roberts [12]; 15. 11H-Spencer Hughes [4]; 16. 73-Ryan Weistart [17]; 17. 76S-Titus Sneed [18]; 18. 354-Chris Nash [19]; 19. 35-Austin Simpson [15]

 

Drydene Heat #4 – Flight (B) (25 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 71-Hudson O’Neal [1]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens [2]; 3. 18C-Chase Junghans [3]; 4. 42-Mckay Wenger [8]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker [6]; 6. 35C-Derek Chandler [5];7. 61-Allen Weisser [4]; 8. 97-Cade Dillard [10]; 9. 51-Matt Furman [12]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton [9]; 11. 1M-Mike Mataragas [11]; 12. 116-Torin Mettille [13]; 13. 9Z-Lyle Zanker [16]; 14. T4-Adam Tishhouser [14]; 15. 12C-Jeff Curl [15]; 16. 84-Myles Moos [7]; 17. 79W-Greg Wagner [17]; 18. B14-Victor Benedetto [18]

 

Qualifying Flight-A –1. 19R-Ryan Gustin, 12.97; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 13.315; 3. 44-Chris Madden, 13.392; 4. 32-Bobby Pierce, 13.409; 5. 32S-Chris Simpson, 13.473; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening, 13.475; 7. 41-Jeremiah Hurst, 13.476; 8. 7-Ricky Weiss, 13.484; 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 13.544; 10. 7S-Jay Sparks, 13.546; 11. 11T-Trevor Gundaker, 13.555; 12. 3S-Brian Shirley, 13.555; 13. T2-Todd Bennett, 13.556; 14. B1-Brent Larson, 13.56; 15. 99JR-Frank Heckenast, 13.566; 16. 45-Kyle Hammer, 13.596; 17. B12-Kevin Weaver, 13.657; 18. 9S-Eric Smith, 13.665; 19. 25F-Jason Feger, 13.667; 20. 0-Nick Hoffman, 13.669; 21. 162-Logan Moody, 13.687; 22. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh, 13.708; 23. 10S-Taylor Scheffler, 13.713; 24. 1st-Johnny Scott, 13.734; 25. 18-Shannon Babb, 13.757; 26. 28-Dennis Erb, 13.873; 27. 26M-Brent McKinnon, 13.88; 28. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 13.893; 29. 18L-Jeffrey Ledford, 13.893; 30. 59-Garrett Alberson, 13.909; 31. 14-Wil Herrington, 13.916; 32. 2-Mike Chasteen, 13.935; 33. 10J-Joseph Joiner, 13.99; 34. 6S-Blake Spencer, 13.994; 35. 12-Ashton Winger, 14.165; 36. 3-Dale Markham, 14.509; 37. 12Q-Brandon Queen, 14.646

 

Qualifying Flight-B-1. 6-Kyle Larson, 13.551; 2. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 13.722; 3. 22-Chris Ferguson, 13.899; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens, 13.913; 5. 2s-Stormy Scott, 13.968; 6. 18C-Chase Junghans, 13.996; 7. 11H-Spencer Hughes, 14.015; 8. 61-Allen Weisser, 14.073; 9. 0E-Rick Eckert, 14.083; 10. 35C-Derek Chandler, 14.096; 11. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 14.12; 12. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 14.15; 13. 20RT-Ricky Thornton, 14.151; 14. 84-Myles Moos, 14.158; 15. 9-Devin Moran, 14.215; 16. 42-Mckay Wenger, 14.215; 17. 89-Mike Spatola, 14.232; 18. 25-Shane Clanton, 14.248; 19. 25B-Mike Benedum, 14.252; 20. 97-Cade Dillard, 14.276; 21. 76-Brandon Overton, 14.285; 22. 1M-Mike Mataragas, 14.316; 23. 111-Steven Roberts, 14.407; 24. 51-Matt Furman, 14.415; 25. 4G-Bob Gardner, 14.434; 26. 116-Torin Mettille, 14.473; 27. 99B-Boom Briggs, 14.508; 28. T4-Adam Tishhouser, 14.608; 29. 35-Austin Simpson, 14.616; 30. 12C-Jeff Curl, 14.641; 31. 10-Scott Schmitt, 14.681; 32. 9Z-Lyle Zanker, 14.705; 33. 73-Ryan Weistart, 14.75; 34. 79W-Greg Wagner, 14.982; 35. 76S-Titus Sneed, 15.72; 36. B14-Victor Benedetto, NT; 37. 354-Chris Nash, NT

 
 

DUEL IN DAVENPORT: Quad Cities 150 on tap for World of Outlaws

One driver could collect $50K over three nights at Davenport Speedway

Davenport, IA – July 28, 2021 – A tripleheader weekend of slide jobs and photo finishes await the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in August at Davenport Speedway.
 

The Series will make its seventh, eighth and ninth visit to the Davenport, IA track, on August 26-28 for the Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking.

 

Thursday (Aug. 26) and Friday’s (Aug. 27) events will be full shows, including 40-lap, $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Features each night. An “Every Lap Matters” format will be used for the weekend, meaning drivers will score points based on Qualifying, Heat Races, and Features.

 

Those points will set the Drydene Heat Race lineups for Saturday’s 70-lap finale, paying $30,000-to-win.

 

Winning all three events could see one driver walk away with $50,000 in total.

 

The Quad Cities 150 is also a homecoming for Tyler Bruening and Ryan Gustin. The two Hawkeye state drivers are locked in the Battle for Rookie of the Year, as Gustin tries to cut down Bruening’s 102-point lead. Both drivers have the chance to bring home state fans to their feet, as a win by either would be their first taste of World of Outlaws glory. 

 

Last season, three-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard swept all three events at the Iowa venue. That includes the thrilling battle between he and Ricky Thornton Jr. that ended in an epic photo finish. 

 

PREVIOUS DAVENPORT SPEEDWAY WINNERS
2020 - Brandon Sheppard on May 29, May 30 & July 28
2019 - Jimmy Owens on July 24
2018 – Chris Simpson on July 24
2007- Brian Harris on May 9
2004- Brian Birkhofer on Aug. 10

 

A fourth straight win at Davenport would add another rung on Sheppard’s ladder toward World of Outlaws history. The New Berlin, IL driver is one win away from tying Darrell Lanigan for second on the all-time wins list (74) and five away from matching Josh Richards (78) at the top. 

 

The tripleheader is also another stop on Sheppard’s journey to tie Richards for most Series championships. “The Rocket Shepp” currently holds an 88-point lead over rival Chris Madden. 

 

Madden is one of the drivers trying to knock Sheppard off his throne this season. The Gray Court, SC driver is tied with Sheppard for the most wins in 2021 (4) and top-10s (25). 

 

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The racing action doesn’t stop at the track during the Quad Cities 150. Fans can also enjoy events throughout the weekend, including a post-race concert each night. 

 

They’ll also be able to meet their favorite drivers during an autograph session on Saturday, Aug. 28. 

 

Fans who are looking for hotel accommodations throughout the weekend can take advantage of a special rate at the Isle Hotel and Casino in Bettendorf, IA, as well. 

 

For more information: CLICK HERE. 

 

Joining the World of Outlaws throughout the weekend are the IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Modifieds.

 

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OPERATING FOR VICTORY: Pierce aims for first Prairie Dirt Classic Win

The Oakwood, IL driver finished third at the event in 2019

Fairbury, IL – July 27, 2021 – Bobby Pierce has accomplished many feats throughout his Late Model career, including winning the World 100 at Eldora Speedway. But there’s one race in his home state that’s eluded him: The Prairie Dirt Classic. 

The 100-lap, $50,000-to-win, event at Fairbury Speedway attracts some of the biggest Late Model drivers in the country. It’s an event the Oakwood, IL driver has circled on his schedule every year.   

 

“It’s a very big race, it keeps getting bigger, and it’s a very popular race too; the fans eat it up,” Pierce said. “Fairbury is one of those tracks, and it’s going to be very exciting for the most part.”

 

Even though Pierce has yet to reach Victory Lane in the prestigious event, his family has the Pierce name etched on the walls. His father, Bob, has won the race five times—more than any other driver. 

 

Bob’s triumphs only add to his son’s hunger for victory.

 

“My dad, he’s won it several times, obviously, before it got as big as it is now, but it still was a very big race back then,” Pierce said. “It’s one of the very few big races he’s won that I haven’t won yet.”

 

Pierce came close to the elusive victory in 2019, leading until the final lap when three-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard passed him for the win. “The Smooth Operator” stated he was lucky to have a chance at Victory Lane because of power steering problems that plagued him throughout the night.  

 

“The longer the race went under green, the worse it got,” Pierce said.  “We ended up finding afterward it was the little power steering tank, the cap on it, there’s a little washer on the cap, and that cap basically sunk to the bottom of the tank and basically clogged up the hole, so it wasn’t getting any fluid.”

 

Sheppard pulled a slide job on Pierce in the final corner, sending him into the wall and dropping the “Smooth Operator” to a third-place finish. 

 

“It definitely sucks [Sheppard] was there to capitalize on it because I feel like if we didn’t have those mistakes, we probably could’ve walked away with a win pretty easily,” Pierce said. “But it’s one of those deals that just a teeny cheap part can cost you a win.”

 

One reason the Prairie Dirt Classic could play in Pierce’s favor is its 100-lap distance. The first two World of Outlaws victories of his career came this year at Farmer City Raceway and Boone Speedway – both events longer than 50 laps.

 

“I love the 100-lap races; it gives me plenty of time to get where you need to be, you can come from the back, and it’s enough time to sort out the best cars,” Pierce said.  

 

Pierce is riding a wave of momentum into Fairbury, having won 11 times with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and currently leading the points. One reason for his success is the approach his team takes each race. 

 

“We’ve got a pretty decent team right now, and we’re staying focused with it and going from race to race and trying to win as many of these as we can,” Pierce said. 

 

It’s an approach that could be key to Pierce grabbing his elusive first Prairie Dirt Classic win. If he finds Victory Lane, he’ll put his name next to some of the best Late Model drivers in Illinois and add another accomplishment to his career.  

 

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: $50K on the line at the Prairie Dirt Classic

Sheppard, Overton, Pierce, and more prepare for Fairbury Speedway

FAIRBURY, IL – JULY 26, 2021 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models is gearing up for one of its highest-paying races of 2021—the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL. 

The highly anticipated crown jewel has two nights of jam-packed action July 30-31, with one driver collecting $50,000. 

 

It starts Friday, July 30, with Slick Woody’s Qualifying, followed by four 25-lap showdowns, paying $3,000-to-win. They will help set the lineups for Saturday’s 100-lap Prairie Dirt Classic. 

 

Drivers who don’t punch their tickets into the Feature on Friday have an opportunity to get in through Last Chance Showdowns on Saturday. If they still haven’t made the show, they’ll have one more chance in the Prairie Dirt Shootout. The winner can either collect $2,500 or start last in the Prairie Dirt Classic. 

 

Joining the World of Outlaws on the card is the DIRTcar Summit Equipment Modified Nationals. 

 

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Here are some of the top storylines to keep an eye on this weekend: 

 

Rocket Repeat: Brandon Sheppard found Victory Lane the last time the Prairie Dirt Classic was held in 2019. He’s one of only five multi-time winners of the event, along with Shannon Babb, Bob Pierce, Jimmy Mars, and Billy Moyer. If the New Berlin, IL driver wins again, he’ll join Moyer and Pierce as the only back-to-back winners in the history of the event.

 

A trip to Victory Lane would also give him a piece of World of Outlaws history. “The Rocket Shepp’s” next win will tie him with Darrell Lanigan for second on the all-time wins list. 

 

Sheppard enters Fairbury Speedway with the Series points lead—88 points ahead of Chris Madden. 

 

Long Distance Operator: The driver Sheppard beat to win the 2019 Prairie Dirt Classic is fellow Illinois competitor and DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce. 

 

The Oakwood, IL driver earned his first two World of Outlaws wins this season—both in events more than 50 laps. 

 

The “Smooth Operator” brings a ton of momentum into Fairbury, having won 11 times on the Summer Nationals tour, so far. He finished fifth at Fairbury Speedway when the Summer Nationals visited the Illinois track in June. 

 

Yung Money Returns: When there’s big money up for grabs, Kyle Larson isn’t usually far behind. The Elk Grove, CA driver will make his World of Outlaws Late Model return this weekend at the Prairie Dirt Classic. 

 

In two starts with the Series, “Yung Money” has one top-10 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. 

 

Larson’s last two crown jewel starts were during the Dirt Late Model Dreams at Eldora Speedway in June. He finished 13th and sixth in those two events.  

 

Big Sexy Takeover: In 2021, the words “crown jewel” and “Brandon Overton” have been a perfect match.

 

The Evans, GA driver swept the both Dreams at Eldora Speedway earlier in the year – collecting more than $270,000 during the event – and backed that up with his second Firecracker 100 win at Lernerville Speedway at the beginning of the month.

 

“Big Sexy” enters the Prairie Dirt Classic with 19 total wins this season and 16 career World of Outlaws wins overall. Of them, Fairbury Speedway is not on that list. He’ll aim to change that this week and add another notch to his impressive run on crown jewel dominance.

 

Making some Illi…noise: While the top names in Late Model racing will take their shot at $50,000, you can never count out the drivers from the Prairie state. 

 

Dennis Erb Jr., of Carpentersville, IL, has been on a hot streak since the beginning of June. The “One-Man-Band” has three World of Outlaws wins in the last 11 races—two of them coming on 1/4-mile tracks like Fairbury Speedway. 

 

Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, IL, is another driver to keep an eye on at the Prairie Dirt Classic. The “Moweaqua Missile” has won the event three times and found Victory Lane when the DIRTcar Summer Nationals visited Fairbury in June. Babb also won a World of Outlaws race at Boone Speedway in April. 

 

Some of Fairbury’s weekly competitors may have something to say about Saturday’s outcome, as well. 

 

Mike Spatola leads the track points standings this season with three wins. “Opie” also scored his first career World of Outlaws victory earlier in April when the Series visited Farmer City Raceway.  

 

Another driver to watch out for is Fairbury’s own McKay Wenger. He owns a win at the speedway in 2021 and is second in track points. 

 

The Rookie Battle Continues: While all the drivers are battling for $50K this weekend, Ryan Gustin and Tyler Bruening will continue their battle for top Rookie. 

 

Bruening leads Gustin by 102 points heading into the Prairie Dirt Classic. Both drivers have seven top-fives and 17 top-10s this season. If either driver can win on Saturday, it would be their first World of Outlaws victory. 

 

When and Where

 

July 30-31: Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL

 

About the tracks

 

Fairbury Speedway is a 1/4-mile semi-banked oval

 

PREVIOUS PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC WINNERS

2019 – Brandon Sheppard
2018 – Devin Moran
2017 – Brandon Sheppard
2016 – Josh Richards
2015 – Jonathan Davenport
2014 – Tim McCreadie
2013 – Shannon Babb
2012-Jason Feger
2011-Eric Smith
2010-Billy Moyer
2009-Jimmy Mars
2008- Billy Moyer
2007- Brian Birkhofer
2006-Shannon Babb
2005-Jimmy Mars
2004- Dennis Erb Jr.
2003-Don O’Neal
2002- Shannon Babb
2001- Bob Pierce
2000- Bob Pierce
1999- Bob Pierce
1998- Billy Moyer
1997- Billy Drake
1996- John Gill
1995- Bob Pierce
1994- Bob Pierce
1993- Billy Moyer
1992- Billy Moyer
1991-Kevin Weaver
1990-Snooky Dehm

Online

 

Fairbury Speedway: www.fairburyspeedway.com


Track Record

 

12.143 set by Kyle Strickler on September 15, 2020

 

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Around the turn: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet travel Outagamie Speedway for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, WI on August 3. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

Feature Winners: (16 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-4
  2. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-3
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-3
  3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-2
  4. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1


     

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (47 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-12
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-12
  2. Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-7
  3. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-6
  4. Rick Eckert, York, PA-5
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-5
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-5
  5. Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-4
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-4
  6. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-3
    Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB-3
  7. Devin Moran, Dresden, OH- 2
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC- 2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL- 2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-2
    Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA-2
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-2
    Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-2
  8. Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA- 1
    Darell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Parker Martin, Milledgeville, GA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Chris Hackett, Erie, PA-1
    Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Chub Frank, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
    Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA-1

     

Last Chance Showdown Winners (33 drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-4
  2. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-3
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-3
  3. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
  4. Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE- 1
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
    Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA- 1
    Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA- 1
    Stacy Boles, Clinton, TN-1
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-1
    Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1
    Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Tyler Bare, Rockbridge Baths, VA-1
    Trevor Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Greg Oakes, Franklinville, NY-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1
    Mike Benedum, Salem, WV-1
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1
    Chad Mahder, Eau Claire, WI-1
    Cole Schill, West Fargo, ND-1
    James Giossi, New Richmond, WI-1
    Kevin Eder, Ashland, WI-1

PODIUM FINISHES (36 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Podiums

  1. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-15
  2. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-10
  3. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-5
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL- 5
  4. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 4
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-4
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 4
  5. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 3
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-3
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-3
  6. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 2
    Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-2
  7. Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 1
    Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chandler, AZ – 1
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-1
    Scott James, Bright, IN-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
     

HARD CHARGER (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB – 4
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 3
  3. Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 2
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-2
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-2
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2
    Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA – 2
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-2
  4. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN-1
    Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1
    Pat Doar- New Richmond, WI-1

     

SLICK WOODY’S QUICK TIME AWARD (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs

  1. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-4
  2. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-3
  3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 2
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 2
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
  4. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 1
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
    Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA- 1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1
     

2021 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & Winners

No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thursday, Jan. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Bronson (1)
2. Saturday, Jan. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (2)
4. Thursday, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Devin Moran (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Overton (1)
6. Saturday, March 6Smoky Mountain Speedway/ Maryville, TN/ Chris Madden (1).
7. Friday, March 26 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Jimmy Owens/Brandon Sheppard
8.Friday, April 2/Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/ Mike Spatola(1)
9. Saturday, April 3/ Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/Bobby Pierce(1)
10. Friday, April 9/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Josh Richards(1)
11. Sunday, April 11/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Devin Moran(2)
12. Friday, April 23/Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY/Tim McCreadie(1)
13. Friday, April 30/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Cade Dillard(1)/Shannon Babb(1)
14. Saturday, May 1/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Bobby Pierce(2)
15.Friday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Brandon Sheppard(1)
16.Saturday, May 8/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Chris Madden(2)
17. Friday, May 21/ Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden(3)
18. Saturday, May 22/Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden (4)
19. Friday, June 4/Circle City Raceway, Indianapolis, IN/Dennis Erb Jr. (1)
20. Saturday, June 5/Plymouth Raceway, Plymouth, IN/Rick Eckert (1)
21. Thursday, June 17/Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY/Dave Hess(1)
22. Thursday, June 24/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Sheppard(2)
23. Friday, June 25/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(2)
24. Saturday, June 26/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(3)
25. Friday, July 9/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Frank Heckenast Jr. (1)
26. Saturday, July 10/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Dennis Erb Jr.(2)
27. Tuesday July 13/Gondik Law Speedway, Superior, WI/Brandon Sheppard (3)
28. Friday, July 16/River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND/Dennis Erb Jr. (3)
29. Saturday, July 17/I-94 Sure Step Speedway, Fergus Falls, MN/Frank Heckenast Jr. (2)
30. Sunday, July 18/Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, WI/Brandon Sheppard
(4)

Sheppard hopes to repeat at Prairie Dirt Classic

The New Berlin, IL driver won with a last lap pass in 2019

FAIRBURY, IL– JULY 22, 2021 – Climbing a mountain is never easy, even if it’s a peak you’ve reached twice before in your own backyard.

Three-time and defending World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion Brandon Sheppard will embark on that journey again, July 30-31, for his third Prairie Dirt Classic win at Fairbury Speedway – two hours from his hometown of New Berlin, IL.

 

The highly anticipated event comes as the Rocket1 racing team starts to hit its stride with the World of Outlaws. Sheppard has won two of the last four Features and is tied for the most wins in 2021 with Chris Madden (4). 

 

The Illinois driver is eager to return to the 1/4 mile-track that’s circled on his team’s schedule every year.

 

“[The Prairie Dirt Classic] is always one that’s on our bucket list to win,” Sheppard said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks we go to. It’s always really racy and we always seem to run really good there. 

 

“We’re really excited, and the team is excited. We’ve been running really good lately, so hopefully we get a little momentum built up going into it.”

 

The 2019 Prairie Dirt Classic had an exceptional finish when Sheppard pulled a slide-job on Bobby Pierce in the final corner to win the crown jewel for the second time. 


It’s a moment he remembers fondly, knowing everything had to go his way to pull off the final step in his climb to the thrilling victory. 

 

“The race was coming to a close, and I knew I had to get up on the wheel if I was going to be able to do anything. I had to be right on them at the end,” Sheppard said. “I started sailing it in on the top and [Pierce] was starting to make a few mistakes, and we were able to get close enough to him to slide him and waited until the last second and pulled it.

 

“I kind of figured in my head that he was going to turn underneath me and beat me back to the flag stand, but he got tight up there, and we ended up making some contact, and we ended up coming out on top of it.”

 

The Prairie Dirt Classic has a unique format compared to other crown jewel events. Four 25-lap showdowns help set the lineups for Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win Morton Buildings Feature. 

 

It’s a format Sheppard stated helps his team get more knowledge on how they should fine-tune their Rocket Chassis. 

 

“I like the format that way just so we can get a good idea of what it’s going to be like on a little bit longer run,” Sheppard said. “We can really get our car dialed in for Saturday that way.  It’s something different than everywhere else we go, and it makes it exciting.”

 

If Sheppard repeats as Prairie Dirt Classic Champion, he’ll climb another rung on the ladder toward World of Outlaws history. 

 

One more win will tie him with Darrell Lanigan for second all-time (74) and puts him four wins away from catching Josh Richards at the top of the list (78). 

 

The “Rocket Shepp” has more top fives (20) and top-10s (25) than any other driver. With that, he currently leads Madden by 88 points in the standings.

 

If the New Berlin, IL driver can win the Prairie Dirt Classic in his backyard for the third time, he’ll be the third driver to win back-to-back events, joining Billy Moyer and Bob Pierce as the only drivers to reach that peak. 

 

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World of Outlaws prepare for tour through four tracks in four days

One driver could collect $40K if they sweep all four events

 

MIDDLETOWN, NY – JULY 21, 2021 – A grueling weekend awaits the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in mid-August. The Series will race four 40-lap, $10,000-to-win, Features in four days spanning New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

 

The trip begins with a second stop in New York at the Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, August 19. It’s the first time the World of Outlaws Late Models will visit the Middletown, NY venue since 2004, when Rick Eckert, the 2011 Series champion, found Victory Lane. 

 

Joining the World of Outlaws will be the Pro Stocks who are also making their return to the “House of Power.” 

 

PREVIOUS ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY WINNERS

2004- Rick Eckert

 

On Friday, August 20, the Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet head to the iconic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

 

Three-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard found Victory Lane the last two times the Series visited the facility, including last year when he held off late charges from Pennsylvania competitors Eckert and Gregg Satterlee for the win. 

 

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PREVIOUS WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY WINNERS

2020- Brandon Sheppard

2019- Brandon Sheppard

1988- Larry Phillips

 

The Series moves west on Saturday, August 21, for the Battle at the Border at Sharon Speedway. It’s the second appearance for the World of Outlaws at the Dave Blaney-owned venue in Hartford, OH. 


Last year’s venture to the speedway resulted in a battle for the ages. Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Chase Junghans and Shane Clanton each took a turn leading the race in the final 10 laps with Sheppard getting the upper hand at the end. 

 

PREVIOUS SHARON SPEEDWAY WINNERS

2019- Brandon Sheppard

 

The four-race weekend ends on Sunday, August 22, with a stop at Eriez Speedway in Erie, PA. It’s the Series’ sixth appearance at the Western Pennsylvania oval and the final chance to see the World of Outlaws in the Keystone State in 2021. 

 

Last season, Dennis Erb Jr. found Victory Lane, passing Boom Briggs on the inside with 10 laps to go, and driving away for his only win of 2020. 

 

PREVIOUS ERIEZ SPEEDWAY WINNERS

2020- Dennis Erb Jr. 

 2018 – Chase Junghans 

2017 - Brandon Sheppard 

2016 - Josh Richards 

2015 – Josh Richards 

 

Fans who plan to attend these events have the chance to see Sheppard’s chase for World of Outlaws history. The New Berlin, IL driver is one win away from tying Darrell Lanigan for second on the all-time wins list (74) and five away from tying Josh Richards for the top spot (78).

 

These events are also another step in his path to try and tie Richards for the most Series championships (4). The “Rocket Shepp” currently holds an 88 points lead over Chris Madden.

 

Sheppard will have to fend off several drivers looking to keep him out of Victory Lane, including fellow Illinois campaigner Dennis Erb Jr. The “One Man Band” has been on a hot streak since June, racking up three wins and moving into the top five in the points standings. 

 

The Northeast swing is also the final chance for Boom Briggs to race in front of his home-state crowd in 2021. The Bear Lake, PA driver finished second to Erb at Eriez Speedway last season and hopes to bring the crowd to its feet with his first career World of Outlaws triumph. 

 

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Grueling Upper Midwest Stretch Continues for World of Outlaws 

Sheppard, Larson, Erb, and more prepare for four races in six days 

SUPERIOR, WI – JULY 12, 2021 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models are gearing up for one of its toughest weeks of the season. The Series will race four times over six days in three different states.

The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet will run four 40-lap, $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Features, putting $40,000 on the line if one driver can win them all.

The grueling stretch starts with the first mid-week race of the season on Tuesday, July 13, at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI. Then, the Series moves west on Friday, July 16, with a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. It’s the only trip to the Peace Garden state in 2021.

On Saturday, July 17, the World of Outlaws makes its final trip of the season to Minnesota with the Series’ first visit to I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.

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The Northern swing finishes on Sunday, July 18 with the Rumble at the Red Cedar at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, WI.

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Here are the top stories to follow this weekend:

Rocket Consistency: One of the keys to winning a championship is consistency, and that’s how Brandon Sheppard finds himself at the top of the standings—64 points ahead of Chris Madden.

The New Berlin, IL driver only has two wins this season, but has more podium finishes than any other driver (12). That includes a second and third place finish last weekend at Jackson Motorplex.

The “Rocket Shepp” also has more top fives than any other driver (16) and is tied with Madden for the most top-10s (21).

Sheppard found past success on the Northern swing last year, reaching Victory Lane the last time the Series visited Gondik Law Speedway and River Cities Speedway.

Championship Experience: When the Series moves North, it means Brent Larson gets to race close to his Lake Elmo, MN home.

But he also has more experience than any other World of Outlaws driver heading into Tuesday’s race at Gondik Law Speedway. Larson is the 2007 track champion at the Superior, WI facility.

He has some momentum after a top-five finish on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex. If he can use that along with the number of laps he has at the track, it could put him in position to get his elusive first World of Outlaws victory.

Madden Momentum: Another driver with momentum heading into this four-race week is Chris Madden. The Gray Court, SC driver scored two top-fives at Jackson Motorplex, keeping his trend of consistency going in 2021.

“Smokey” has more wins than any other driver this season and is second behind Sheppard for the most top-fives (15).

While Madden has been consistent, he still trails Sheppard by 68 points in the chase for the championship. He’s finished behind Sheppard in five of the last six races and will need to turn that around to keep his title hopes alive with 24 races to go.

Erb is Rolling: While Sheppard and Madden have been consistent all season, Dennis Erb Jr. has made impressive strides over the last eight races.

Since the start of June, Erb is tied for the most Series wins (2) in that time span with Brandon Overton. The Carpentersville, IL driver has also collected four top fives in the span, and finished in the top-10 in seven of the last eight races.

Erb’s consistency vaulted him into the top-five in the Series standings—24 points behind fourth-place Ricky Weiss.

If the “One Man Band” can keep his hot streak going, he could find himself moving up another spot by the end of the week.

When and Where

July 13: Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI
July 16: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND
July 17: I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN
July 18: Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, WI

About The Tracks

Gondik Law Speedway is a 3/8-mile banked oval
River Cities Speedway is a 1/4-mile high-banked oval
I-94 Sure Step Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval
Red Cedar Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked oval

PREVIOUS GONDIK LAW SPEEDWAY WINNERS
2020- Brandon Sheppard
2013- Tim McCreadie
2010- Jimmy Mars
1989- Scott Bloomquist

PREVIOUS RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY WINNERS
2019 – Brandon Sheppard on July 12
2018 – Mike Marlar on July 13
2017 – Shane Clanton on July 14
2015 – Tim McCreadie on July 10
2014 – Tim Fuller on July 18
2012 – Darrell Lanigan on July 13
2011 – Tim McCreadie on July 15
2010 – Austin Hubbard on July 9
2009 – Josh Richards on July 10
2008 – Brady Smith on July 11
2007 – Tim Fuller on June 12
2006 – Darrell Lanigan on May 30

PREVIOUS RED CEDAR SPEEDWAY WINNERS
2019- Chase Junghans

Online

Gondik Law Speedway: http://gondiklawspeedway.com
River Cities Speedway: http://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
I-94 Sure Step Speedway: http://www.i94speedways.com
Red Cedar Speedway: https://redcedarspeedway.com

Track Records

Gondik Law Speedway: 16.543 set by Rick Eckert on July 5, 2013
River Cities Speedway: 11.321 set by Mike Marlar
I-94 Sure Step Speedway: Not Registered
Red Cedar Speedway: 16.168 set by Brandon Sheppard on July 14, 2019

On the Internet
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series
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Around the turn: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet travel to Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic July 30-31.

Feature Winners: (16 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4
  2. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-3
  3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
  4. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Franfort, KY-1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-10
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-9
  3. Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-6
  4. Rick Eckert, York, PA-5
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-5
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-5
  5. Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-4
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-4
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-4
  6. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-3
  7. Devin Moran, Dresden, OH- 2
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC- 2
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL- 2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-2
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
    Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA-2
  8. Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA- 1
    Darell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Parker Martin, Milledgeville, GA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Chris Hackett, Erie, PA-1
    Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Chub Frank, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
    Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA-1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (29 drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-4
  2. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-3
  3. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2
  4. Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE- 1
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
    Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA- 1
    Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA- 1
    Stacy Boles, Clinton, TN-1
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-1
    Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1
    Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Tyler Bare, Rockbridge Baths, VA-1
    Trevor Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Greg Oakes, Franklinville, NY-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1
    Mike Benedum, Salem, WV-1
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1

PODIUM FINISHES (36 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Podiums

  1. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-12
  2. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-8
  3. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 4
    Frank Heckenast, Franfort, IL- 4
  4. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 3
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-3
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 3
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-3
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-3
  5. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 2
  6. Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 1
    Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chandler, AZ – 1
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-1
    Scott James, Bright, IN-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1

HARD CHARGER (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB – 4
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 3
  3. Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 2
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-2
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-2
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2
    Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA – 2
  4. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN-1
    Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA-1

SLICK WOODY’S QUICK TIME Award (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-3
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-3
  2. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 2
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 2
  3. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 1
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
    Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA- 1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1

2021 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & Winners

No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thursday, Jan. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Bronson (1)
2. Saturday, Jan. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (2)
4. Thursday, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Devin Moran (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Overton (1)
6. Saturday, March 6/ Smoky Mountain Speedway/ Maryville, TN/ Chris Madden (1).
7. Friday, March 26 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Jimmy Owens/Brandon Sheppard
8.Friday, April 2/Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/ Mike Spatola(1)
9. Saturday, April 3/ Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/Bobby Pierce(1)
10. Friday, April 9/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Josh Richards(1)
11. Sunday, April 11/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Devin Moran(2)
12. Friday, April 23/Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY/Tim McCreadie(1)
13. Friday, April 30/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Cade Dillard(1)/Shannon Babb(1)
14. Saturday, May 1/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Bobby Pierce(2)
15.Friday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Brandon Sheppard(1)
16.Saturday May 8/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Chris Madden(2)
17. Friday May 21/ Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden(3)
18. Saturday May 22/Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden (4)
19. Friday June 4/Circle City Raceway, Indianapolis, IN/Dennis Erb Jr. (1)
20. Saturday June 5/Plymouth Raceway, Plymouth, IN/Rick Eckert (1)
21. Thursday June 17/Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY/Dave Hess(1)
22. Thursday June 24/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Sheppard(2)
23. Friday June 25/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(2)
24. Saturday June 26/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(3)
25. Friday July 9/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Frank Heckenast Jr. (1)
25. Saturday July 10/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Dennis Erb Jr.(2)

 

 

 

HEADING NORTH: Weiss hopes for breakthrough racing close to home

The Manitoba Missile's last win was at Jackson Motorplex in 2020

JACKSON, MN– JULY 8, 2021 – When the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models hit their annual Northern swing, it means a lot of drivers are spending time away from home. But for Canadian driver Ricky Weiss, it’s the closest he’ll come to racing at home in 2021. 

The first stop on the 10-day swing is a doubleheader at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN. It’s a place Weiss found success before, as his last World of Outlaws triumph came at the 4/10-mile track last season. 


While he’s been close to Victory Lane already this season (second place at Bristol), he’s excited to kick off July at a place he’s tasted victory before. 

 

“We’ve got some good notes at [Jackson] and it’s just a track that we’ve had a lot of success at,” Weiss said. “Watching (Drydene teammates) Logan [Schuchart] and Jacob [Allen] with the Sprint Cars (during the Jackson Nationals in June) the track is looking good and kind of to my liking.”

 

Even though Weiss scored a win at Jackson Motorplex last year, there’s one race he’s looking forward to even more. A trip to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, July 16, is the closest he’ll come to his Headingley, MB home – less than three hours between them.

 

He should have several familiar faces there to greet him and cheer him on for a potential victory. 

 

“We’ve always done good up at [River Cities] and got a good baseline setup,” Weiss said. “It’s close to home, we’ll see some friends and hopefully we can do good.”

 

Weiss enters the Northern swing with a different approach than last year, using his Sniper Chassis. It’s something he and his team have been tweaking on all year, and feel they’re moving in the right direction.  

 

“We’ve really been changing a lot, Cody and JR and everybody’s been doing a lot of talking with some different people, and we’re changing stuff in the front end and the back end just to get better,” Weiss said. “It’s definitely shown we’re making big strides at it and big improvements and just looking to get that first win.”

 

A win would be Weiss’s first World of Outlaws triumph in more than a year. 

 

He has four top-fives and 11 top-10’s in 2021 so far, and while he feels he’s making strides with the Sniper Chassis, he knows there are places to get better. 

 

“The consistency’s there, we just need to get top-five consistency. I think we’re there with the top-10s and we’re qualifying a little bit better,” Weiss said. “There’s just a lot I can do as a driver to improve on that and I think we can tweak on that car a little bit and I think we’ve got something to contend with.”

 

Weiss will have to battle a group of hungry World of Outlaws competitors hoping to keep him from Victory Lane throughout the Northern swing. Perhaps racing close to home is the momentum he needs to break through for his first win of the season. 

 

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WEEK IN WISCONSIN: World of Outlaws gear up for final trip to the Badger State

 

More than $60K is up for grabs between three Features

SEYMOUR, WI– July 7, 2021 – A week-long tour through Wisconsin is on the horizon for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in August, ending with another highly anticipated crown jewel. 

The Badger state swing starts on Tuesday, August 3, with the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, WI. Drivers will compete for $10,000 in the 40-lap Morton Buildings Feature.

 

It’s the Series’ second appearance at the 1/3-mile track, not far from the iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

 

Last season, three-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard found his way to Victory Lane in an exciting finish. The New Berlin, IL driver held off fellow three-time Series champion Darrell Lanigan and local driver Nick Anvelink on an exhilarating late-race re-start for his then seventh win of the season. 

 

Previous Outagamie Speedway winners

2020- Brandon Sheppard on July 10

 

Later that week, The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet head to the excitement brewing Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for one of the biggest races of the year. The 3/8-mile track will host the 35th annual USA Nationals on Aug. 5-7.

 

The event has three jam-packed nights of action starting with a full show on Thursday, August 5, including a $6,000-to-win Morton Buildings Feature. On Friday, August 6, the Series returns to for double Heat Races and a Dash. Those events will set the lineups for Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win USA Nationals finale. 

 

Last year’s event was an unforgettable experience as Brandon Overton won his first USA Nationals title, holding off 2011 Series champion Rick Eckert and Jimmy Mars in the race’s closing stages. 

 

Previous Cedar Lake Winners

2020 - Ashton Winger on July 3; Brandon Sheppard on July 4; Brandon Overton on Aug. 6 and Aug. 8
2019 - Jonathan Davenport on Aug. 1; Chris Madden on Aug. 3
2018 – Brandon Sheppard on Aug. 4 & 6
2017 – Chris Madden on Aug. 4; Don O’Neal on Aug. 5
2016 – Josh Richards on Aug. 4; Jason Geger on Aug. 5; Josh Richards on Aug. 6
2015 – Jonathan Davenport on Aug. 1
2014 – Jimmy Owens on Aug. 2
2013 – Brandon Sheppard on Aug. 1
2012 – Tim McCreadie on Aug. 3
2011 – Darrell Lanigan on Aug. 4
2010 – Josh Richards on Aug. 6
2005 – Scott Bloomquist on Aug. 7
1989 – Dale McDowell on Aug. 6; Billy Moyer on June 10, Aug. 11, Aug. 12; Donnie Moran on Aug. 10
1988 – Billy Moyer on June 10, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 20; Rick Egersdorf on June 11

 

Fans who plan on attending both events will catch a glimpse into reigning champion Brandon Sheppard’s quest for history. Right now, he’s seven wins away from tying Josh Richards for most wins all-time (78). He’s also in pursuit of Richards for the most Series championships (4). 

 

Sheppard currently leads the points standings—58 points ahead of Chris Madden. 

 

If he wants to win at either track, “The Rocket Shepp” will have to battle some of the top Super Late Model drivers in the country. 

 

Madden is the only other full-time World of Outlaws driver with a win at Cedar Lake Speedway (2) and hopes to win the $50,000 prize for the first time. “Smokey” has more Series wins than any other driver this season (4). 

 

Another driver to watch is defending USA Nationals champion Brandon Overton, who’s already won three crown jewel events in 2021. The Evans, GA driver swept both Features during last year’s USA Nationals and hopes to keep his momentum rolling in high-paying events.  

 

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Minnesota Twin Bill on tap for World of Outlaws

Sheppard, Madden, Larson, and more prepare for Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, MN – JULY 5, 2021 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models get their first taste of the North Star state this weekend with a trip to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN.

It’ll be the Series’ fourth visit to the state-of-the-art complex, seeing a potential $30,000 payday to one driver over the two nights of jam-packed action.

Friday, July 9, the Series will run a 40-lap Feature, paying $10,000-to-win. Then, The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return on Saturday, July 10, with $20,000 on the line in a 50-lap brawl.

The Tri-State Late Models will join the card on both nights.

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Here are the top stories to follow this weekend:

Time to Blast Off: Brandon Sheppard sits at the top of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model standings—58 points ahead of Chris Madden. But the New Berlin, IL driver has only reached Victory Lane twice in 2021, so far.

This is the point of the season last year when the “Rocket Shepp” started a hot streak, winning six races in July. Sheppard hopes history repeats itself, as he’s only seven wins away from catching Josh Richards for most Series wins all-time (78).

Last season, Sheppard finished second and third when the Series traveled to the Minnesota track. He has more top-fives (14) than any other driver and is tied for the most top-10’s with Madden (19) this season.

Sheppard also has momentum entering Jackson Motorplex, after winning two DIRTcar Summer Nationals events in Illinois over the weekend.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Chris Madden hasn’t won a Morton Buildings Feature since sweeping the weekend at Port Royal Speedway in May. But it doesn’t mean the Gray Court, SC driver has cooled off.

Madden had two second place finishes at the 26th Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway, and the Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway. “Smokey” has more wins than anyone with the World of Outlaws in 2021 (4) and is still in striking distance of the Series championship.

Madden also scored two top five finishes when the Series visited Jackson Motorplex last year.

Feeling Minnesota: While it’s not the closest Brent Larson will race to his Lake Elmo, MN home, it’s the first of three chances he’ll have to win in his home state.

The last time the Series was in the North region in May, Larson finished a career-best second at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI. If he can build on that finish, it could put him in position to win his first career Morton Buildings Feature.

Jackson Motorplex hasn’t been the kindest to Larson though. He finished outside the top-10 in both races last year.

Larson enters the weekend ninth in points, with one top-five and four top-10s.

Missile Launch: Ricky Weiss hasn’t reached World of Outlaws Victory Lane in more than a year. But there’s good news for the Headingly, MB driver. Jackson Motorplex is where his last World of Outlaws triumph happened in 2020.

Weiss enters the weekend fourth in the standings—274 points behind Sheppard, and 58 points behind third place driver Tyler Bruening.

The “Manitoba Missile” has four top fives and eleven top-10s in 2021, including an eighth-place finish last weekend at Lernerville Speedway.

When and Where

July 9-10: Jackson Motorplex, in Jackson, MN

About the track

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile racetrack

Online: https://www.jacksonmotorplex.com

Track Record: 15.402 established by Scott Bloomquist

PREVIOUS JACKSON MOTORPLEX WINNERS
2020-Ricky Thornton Jr. on May 23
2020- Ricky Weiss on May 22
1988- Willy Kraft on June 18

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Around the turn: The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models head to Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI on Tuesday, July 13.

Feature Winners: (15 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4
  2. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-3
  3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
  4. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (45 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-10
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-7
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-5
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-5
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-5
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-5
  3. Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-4
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-4
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-4
  4. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-3
  5. Devin Moran, Dresden, OH- 2
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC- 2
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL- 2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-2
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
    Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA-2
  6. Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA- 1
    Darell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Parker Martin, Milledgeville, GA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Chris Hackett, Erie, PA-1
    Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Chub Frank, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (29 drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-4
  2. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-3
  3. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2
  4. Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE- 1
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
    Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA- 1
    Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA- 1
    Stacy Boles, Clinton, TN-1
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-1
    Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1
    Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Tyler Bare, Rockbridge Baths, VA-1
    Trevor Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Greg Oakes, Franklinville, NY-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
    Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1
    Mike Benedum, Salem, WV-1
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1

PODIUM FINISHES (36 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Podiums

  1. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-10
  2. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-8
  3. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 4
  4. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 3
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-3
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 3
  5. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-2
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
    Frank Heckenast Jr.- Frankfort, IL-2
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 2
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
  6. Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 1
    Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chandler, AZ – 1
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-1
    Scott James, Bright, IN-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
    Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1

HARD CHARGER (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB – 4
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 3
  3. Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 2
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-2
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-2
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2
  4. Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA – 1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN-1
    Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1
    Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE-1
    Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA-1

SLICK WOODY’S QUICK TIME Award (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-3
  2. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 2
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 2
  3. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 1
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
    Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA- 1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-1
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1

2021 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & Winners

No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thursday, Jan. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Bronson (1)
2. Saturday, Jan. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (2)
4. Thursday, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Devin Moran (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Overton (1)
6. Saturday, March 6/ Smoky Mountain Speedway/ Maryville, TN/ Chris Madden (1).
7. Friday, March 26 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Jimmy Owens/Brandon Sheppard
8.Friday, April 2/Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/ Mike Spatola(1)
9. Saturday, April 3/ Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/Bobby Pierce(1)
10. Friday, April 9/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Josh Richards(1)
11. Sunday, April 11/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Devin Moran(2)
12. Friday, April 23/Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY/Tim McCreadie(1)
13. Friday, April 30/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Cade Dillard(1)/Shannon Babb(1)
14. Saturday, May 1/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Bobby Pierce(2)
15.Friday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Brandon Sheppard(1)
16.Saturday May 8/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Chris Madden(2)
17. Friday May 21/ Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden(3)
18. Saturday May 22/Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden (4)
19. Friday June 4/Circle City Raceway, Indianapolis, IN/Dennis Erb Jr. (1)
20. Saturday June 5/Plymouth Raceway, Plymouth, IN/Rick Eckert (1)
21. Thursday June 17/Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY/Dave Hess(1)
22. Thursday June 24/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Sheppard(2)
23. Friday June 25/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(2)
24. Saturday June 26/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(3)

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Super DIRTcar Series added to Centennial 102 at Orange County after Midway 100 rainout

MIDDLETOWN, NY - Weather reports of impending severe thunderstorms have forced Super DIRTcar and Orange County Fair Speedway officials to cancel Thursday’s Midway 100 event. However, the Series will be added to Orange County’s Centennial 102 event on Thursday, Aug. 12.

With $10,000-to-win on the line, the Centennial 102 will be a NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX qualifier.

The Battle of the Midway 100 will not be made up. 

Mat Williamson is both the defending Super DIRTcar Series champion and the defending Centennial race winner. The Buzz Chew Racing #88 driver won an unprecedented $100,000 in 2019 at the memorable Centennial 100, sealing his name in the history books.

A large contingent of Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds will challenge the Series invaders including “The Sensational One” Jimmy Horton, Tommy Meier, Bob McGannon, and Billy VanInwegen.

All advanced ticket sales for the Battle of the Midway 100 will be honored for the Centennial 102. 

The next Super DIRTcar Series event is at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY for twin 60-lap Features on Wednesday, Aug 4.

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PHOTO: Pete MacDonald 

 

DOUBLE THE FUN: Land of Legends kicks off Series racing in August with Double Features 

Australian star Peter Britten has sites set on twin Features at his home track; Thunder Mountain’s August 3 event is canceled

CANANDAIGUA, NY - Big Block Modified fans are in for a rare treat when the Super DIRTcar Series begins an important stretch of racing in August.

The Series will race two championship points paying 60-lap Features in one day on Aug. 4 at Land of Legends Raceway, including the makeup for the Liberty 100.

The event will kick off racing in August for the Series with the Aug. 3 date at Thunder Mountain Speedway being canceled due to a scheduling conflict. There will not be a makeup date for that event. 

A storm postponed the original running of the Liberty 100 after Heat Races were complete. The remaining Last Chance Showdowns and 60-lap Feature will be completed before the regularly scheduled Aug. 4 Super DIRTcar program begins.

Peter Britten, the driver of the #21A Pepsi-sponsored Big Block, has had a strong first half of the season on the tour and is looking to capitalize with two big points races in one day in front of his home track fans. 

“It would be amazing to get to Victory Lane in front of these fans,” Britten said. “It was a great start to get a win earlier in the year in the weekly deal. It was great for me personally and for Pepsi who came on board this year for my Canandaigua car and everyone else who has supported me for so long. I’ve always had a good following at Canandaigua. I’ve raced on and off there for quite a bit over the years.”

In eight starts, Britten rides sixth in the points standings. His consistent finishes, including two top-fives and five top-10s, have put him in a strong position going into the second half of the season.

Britten and his team have been road warriors over the years. They never miss a race on the tour plus running two weekly tracks. This year Britten’s decision to race at Canandaigua weekly has enabled him to race a little closer to home – Weedsport, NY – where his family can come see him race.

“If I could get a Series win here it would be huge,” Britten said with a grin.

Seven-time champion Matt Sheppard won the last 60-lap Series Features at Land of Legends. That took place during DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision in October 2020. Sheppard has multiple Feature wins in Canandaigua already this season as well. 

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BATTLE STATIONS: Hall of Famer Brett Hearn eager for Orange County’s $10K Battle on the Midway 100

Super DIRTcar Series returns to Orange County Fair Speedway for the Battle of the Midway 100 on Thursday, July 29

MIDDLETOWN, NY -  Two of American’s favorite past-times, county fairs and short track racing, are coming back together at Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, July 29. The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will invade downstate New York for the Battle of the Midway 100 as a part of the 181st Orange Country Fair. 

Superstar and Hall of Fame driver Brett “The Jet” Hearn plans to strap into his black #20 Big Block to take on the stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series once again at the track he promotes. He’s set to go full bore for the $10,000 grand prize and a guaranteed starting position in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX. 

“When DIRTcar comes in and runs the event, it frees me up to be able to join the fun,” said Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Brett Hearn. “The fair race has always been special. It’s fun to race with all the sights and sounds of the fair in the background.”

Hearn has been busy promoting Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds at Orange County along with a wide range of other exciting events at Orange County so he hasn’t been behind the wheel as much as he would like. 

But that doesn’t mean “The Jet” plans on flying straight and level. Hearn has 14 Super DIRTcar Series Feature wins at Orange County Fair Speedway, including three in a row between 2012-2014. No other driver has been able to touch his records at the century-old Middletown race track.

“The fair has been there for 181 years and the speedway has been here for over 100 years,” he said. “There have been thousands of races on this track. It doesn’t get any more historic and important to Big Block Modified racing than this. It’s a staple of Orange County to have the fair and the race here. They go hand in hand.”

Hearn loves the amplified atmosphere of a fairground race and he’s ready to “drop the hammer.”

“I am not big into rides believe it or not! Hearn laughed. “I love slamming the hammer down to ring the bell. The games are always fun. This year we have some really awesome free concerts featuring tribute bands on a brand new stage too. There’s plenty to do for all ages.”

Although his induction into the Northeast Dirt Hall of Fame has been a foregone conclusion for many years, Hearn is excited about the honor and is pleased to see a new crop of drivers taking his place in the box scores. 

“There’s been a huge turnover in drivers that are following the Series,” Hearn noted. “It’s a natural progression. I am not traveling the Series. My racing schedule is sporadic so it can make it tough to compete against the guys that run all week. But it’s nice to see the young guys making a name for themselves on the series and I am sure we will have a lot of cars down there. The car count for the Series has been really healthy (with 40 or more cars at every Series event).”

Tickets and information for the Battle on the Midway 100 are available at OrangeCountyFairSpeedway.net. Anyone with a ticket to the event will gain free admission to the fair whether purchased online or at the gate. 

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PHOTO: Pete MacDonald

 

 

 

NAMES OF FAME: Two Super DIRTcar stars to be inducted into Hall of Fame before Weedsport’s Hall of Fame 100

Super DIRTcar Series stars celebrate the careers of Northeast Dirt Hall of Fame 2021 inductees Brett Hearn and Pat Ward 

WEEDSPORT, NY - ​​The Super DIRTcar Series returns to Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, July 25, for the Hall of Fame 100 – a $10,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX Qualifier for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200. It’s an event that bears its name from another historic event that takes place three days prior.

On Thursday, July 22, two of the Series’ biggest stars will be inducted in the Northeast Dirt Hall of Fame, located directly in front of the state-of-the-art speedway. They are the all-time Series champion and Feature win leader Brett “The Jett” Hearn and Series veteran Pat Ward, who has five Super DIRTcar Series win and a plethora of trophies from tracks across the Northeast.

Ward, the “Genoa Giant,” was also partially responsible for building the foundation of Dirt Modified racing with his history as a chassis builder.

“Pat Ward has done a lot for the modified division,” said Ward’s Gypsum Racing teammate Larry Wight. “He worked at Show Car Engineering building race cars. Then the Show Car burned down and that was the end of it but when you look back at history, the way the cars look today really stems from Pat and his car. He was one of the first ones to build a conventional body from a Gremlin-style car. There’s a lot of history with the “Genoa Giant.”

A good portion of that history has been spent with the Wight family and Gypsum on the side of his car. You’ll rarely see the #42P or Ward and the #99L of Wight – who currently rides eighth in Series points with on top-five and four top-10s – far apart in the pit area.

“It was really cool to have been the main sponsor for him for a couple of years,” Wight said. “Then we got into being a car owner and Pat was our driver. I think it’s been over twenty years that he’s been driving for us. We’re really happy as a family for Pat to be going into the Hall.”

Their tie goes beyond the business of racing, too.

“He’s taught me a lot about racing and working on the cars and even just being the best person, I could be,” Wight continued. “He was like an Uncle to me. I was always in the shop helping him and then when I got a Sportsman, he was helping me. I used to ride in the top of his stacker with the Sportsman because his hauler held three cars. We’ve always had a really good relationship.”

While Wight saw Ward as a role model, Australian native Peter Britten – who is currently sixth in Series points (only 15 points out of third) – has done the same with Hearn.

“Brett who?” Britten joked. “Racing against Brett Hearn for the latter part of his career and seeing what he’s been able to build and accomplish has been really inspiring. To be so successful for so long is a testament to how hard he worked and how he was able to surround himself with good people. That’s always been one of his strengths. He was able to put teams around him to survive in this deal.” 

Hearn was one of the first Big Block Modified drivers to sport a stacker hauler and corporate sponsorship. His persona was built through professionalism with sponsors, taking time with fans, and ferocity on the racetrack. That perfect storm of attributes shaped Hearn’s legacy not only in dirt modified racing but in American auto racing.

“I look up to him as a racer but more so how he was able to build a career and a foundation for himself,” Britten continued. “I know things are different than the way it used to be but at the same time I feel like we are on an upswing as a Series. General racing fans out there know more about Big Blocks than they have in a long time. It can help bring sponsorship along too like I was with Pepsi for our Land of Legends Raceway program. There’s no one more deserving to go into the Hall of Fame than him and I wish him well on all his future endeavors.”

For Weedsport Speedway track promoter and Series star Jimmy Phelps, seeing his fellow competitors get inducted into the Hall of Fame on the same weekend as one of his biggest events is a rewarding experience.

“It’s a bit of a catch 22 when the guys you race against start getting inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Phelps said. “On one hand, great for them but on the other that means I’m getting a little older. Both Brett Hearn and Pat Ward are great racers who left a huge mark on our area’s racing. I am proud that we at Weedsport Speedway are a part of that whole thing. It’s well-deserving for sure.”

Phelps is also eager for fans to return to the historic 3/8-mile speedway again after the lack of events in 2020.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into the atmosphere and the show,” Phelps noted. “There’s going to be live music and all the entertainment we are known for pre-race. We have also been making some big gains on the racetrack. It’s getting where we know what to do prep-wise to ensure multiple lanes of racing. We’re excited to get the Series back to the track and open the gates up to fans again. That’s what it’s all about. We didn’t get to do that last year and we missed it.”

Race fans can join in the Hall of Fame celebration starting on Thursday, July 22 at the Northeast Dirt Hall of Fame 2021 induction ceremony at 7 pm. Then on Sunday, July 25, be there at Weedsport Speedway for 100 laps of action for $10,000 and a guaranteed start at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX (Oct. 6-10). 

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS or monthly FAST PASS subscription.

 

 

TWIN 60s: Land of Legends Raceway Set for Dual 60-lap Features

Liberty 100 to be made up as 60-lap Feature on Wednesday, August 4 with previously scheduled Series race at Land of Legends Raceway

CANANDAIGUA, NY - Super DIRTcar Series fans will see double the excitement at Land of Legends Raceway on Wednesday, Aug. 4, with twin 60-lap Features.

Series and track officials agreed to run the remainder of the postponed Liberty 100 (from July 20) in addition to the already scheduled full program on that day. Both Features will be 60 laps.

Positions 1-20 for the Liberty 100 Feature were set by Heat Races and the top 12 redraw before rain fell on July 20. Two Last Chance Showdowns and the 60-lap Feature will conclude the event. Then, the regularly scheduled Super DIRTcar Series program, featuring the $7,500-to-win 60-lap Feature, will commence.

Series star Peter Britten was the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award winner and kept Stewart Friesen at bay to win his Heat Race. Britten redrew the second place starting position alongside polesitter Tim Fuller, from Watertown, NY. 

Alan Johnson and Dave Marcuccilli are the Last Chance Showdown pole-sitters. Series regulars like Chris Hile and Jordan McCreadie are also on the outside looking in. Both start in row two of Last Chance Showdown #2.

This is the first time since 2018 that two Super DIRTcar Series Features will occur on the same day. The last time was due to a fog-delayed race at Volusia Speedway Park during DIRTcar Nationals in 2018. Tim McCreadie and Tyler Siri won those races. 

Joining the Series on Aug. 4 is the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region. Matt Janczuk, Tyler Corcoran, and Zach Payne are currently the top three in points. 

Go to LandofLegendsRaceway.com for ticket information including queries regarding Liberty 100 ticket stubs and wristbands. 

DIRTVision will carry the entire show live for those unable to attend in person. The DIRTVision annual Platinum FAST PASS or monthly FAST PASS is the best way to watch the greatest dirt racing in the world, including NAPA Super DIRT Week, World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and more. 

Liberty “60” Feature Lineup Positions 1-20

Row 1 - Tim Fuller - Peter Britten

Row 2 - Mat Williamson - Larry Wight

Row 3 - Jimmy Phelps - Matt Sheppard

Row 4 - Demetrios Drellos - Billy Decker

Row 5 - Justin Haers - Erick Rudolph

Row 6 - Stewart Friesen - Mike Mahaney 

Row 7 - Ronnie Davis - Kyle Coffey

Row 8 - Kevin Root - Just Wright 

Row 9 - Zach Payne - Pat Ward

Row 10 - Mac McLaughlin - Tim Sears Jr. 

Last Chance Showdown #1

Row 1 - Alan Johnson - Derrick McGrew

Row 2 - Gary Tomkins - C.G. Morey

Row 3 - Brandon Walters - Jamie Maier

Row 4 - Daniel Johnson - Olden Dwyer

Row 5 - Derrick Podsiadlo - Dave Rauscher 

Last Chance Showdown #2

Row 1 - Dave Marcuccilli - Robbie Johnston 

Row 2 - Chris Hile - Jordan McCreadie 

Row 3 - Adam Pierson - Marcus Dinkins 

Row 4 - Garrison Krentz - Lance Dusett 

Row 5 - Dan Wiesner - Brain Swarthout 

PHOTO: Quentin Young 

 

 

What To Watch For: Liberty 100 Set for Land of Legends Raceway this Tuesday

CANANDAIGUA, NY - The anticipation has built and built. On Tuesday, July 20, the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will return to action at Land of Legends Raceway for the $7,500-to-win Liberty 100.

Seven-time champion Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph and Justin Haers are charging into the Series’ return in their home territory on a hot streak. Tim Sears Jr. is riding a wave of momentum after piling up checkered flags in Hoosier Racing Weekly Championship competition at Fulton and Brewerton Speedway.

These storylines and more are on the card for Tuesday’s tour stop in Canandaigua, NY.

LOCAL LADS

The ultimate hometown hero, Justin Haers, from Phelps, NY, has two DIRTcar Big Block Feature wins at Land of Legends Raceway already in 2021. He has one top-five and three top-10s in five Series races this year as well.

Meanwhile, Erick Rudolph is clawing his way back into the Series points picture. A top-five finish at the Series’ last event and his home track, Ransomville Speedway, moved him to 10th overall in points.

Last Saturday, Rudolph visited Victory Lane at Land of Legends for the first time this year in weekly racing and now leads the track’s points standings. That’s exactly what the Ransomville, NY native needed going into a busy time of the schedule. 

In the past, Rudolph has proven to be a consistent driver capable of piling up the points. He finished a close second to Matt Sheppard in 2018 in a duel that went down to the wire at NGK  NTK World of Outlaws World Finals. If the #25R can get on a roll starting now, race fans will likely see him climb the standings. 

While Sheppard, of Waterloo, NY, isn’t a constant presence at Land of Legends anymore, he’s still managed to pick up three Feature wins there so far in 2021. Few would doubt his ability to win another Liberty 100 at Canandaigua. The #9S parked it at the last Series race at the historic half-mile at DIRTcar OktoberFAST in 2020 – his third Series victory at the half-mile track.

ROOKIE WATCH

Tim Sears Jr. is on fire in weekly racing. History has shown that drivers can take that success on the road once they adapt fully to 100-lap Feature races. The flashy yellow #83X came out swinging in 2021 but has slowed in Series competition recently. Sears Jr. only has three career starts at Canandaigua including one top-10. 

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series star Kevin Root has yet to hit his stride with the Big Block Modified. However, Root has one top-10 this year at Land of Legends Raceway to build on going into the Series race.

DID YOU KNOW?

-There have been 110 Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified entries over seven Series races so far in 2021. 

-Just 15 points separate positions third through seventh in the points battle.

-Three out of the top-five in points have won Super DIRTcar Series championships. 

LAST TEN LAND OF LEGENDS SUPER DIRTcar WINNERS

2020 – Matt Sheppard
2019 – Matt Sheppard
2018 – Danny Johnson
2016 – Tim Fuller
2015 – Matt Sheppard
2012 – Danny Johnson
2011 – Billy Decker
2009 – Tim Fuller
2008 – Alan Johnson/Billy Decker/Billy Decker
2007 – Brett Hearn/Brett Hearn

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Heavy Rain Forces Horsepower 100 Cancelation at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

MALTA, NY — Heavy rain throughout the weekend that is continuing this week, combined with the potential for tornadoes, has forced Super DIRTcar Series and Albany-Saratoga Speedway officials to cancel Tuesday’s Horsepower 100, an event already delayed once by rain.

The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will race at Albany-Saratoga on Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Massive Malta Weekend, with a big $10,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 qualifier.

The Series returns to action on Tuesday, July 20, for the rescheduled Liberty 100 at Land of Legends Raceway.

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NEW LEADER: Hoffman making history with commanding Summit Modified Nationals run
The Illinois native will target a home-state win during the prestigious Prairie Dirt Classic weekend

By Nick Graziano

FAIRBURY, IL – July 28, 2021 – The DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals history book has been stolen. Or maybe handed over… Either way, it’s been in possession of Nick Hoffman throughout the 2021 season as he rewrites his own history.

With his recent victory at Richmond Raceway, the 29-year-old from Belleville, IL earned his 17th win in 18 starts this season (his previous win record in a year was 13) and his 55th career victory overall – moving him ahead of six-time Series champion Mike Harrison for the top spot on the all-time wins list.

“It’s really cool,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway. “Really didn’t start on this whole Hell Tour deal until like [2016], so to pick up that many wins that quick is pretty cool for us.”

With the book still open and pen filled with ink, Hoffman is poised to continue his winning chapter, July 30-31, during the prestigious Prairie Dirt Classic weekend at Fairbury Speedway. He could also take his historic trek to another level as he’ll pull double duty, driving his own #2 Modified and Scott Bloomquist’s Late Model.

He picked up his sixth win at the quarter-mile Illinois track with the Modified Nationals tour in June but admitted Fairbury is one track on the schedule that makes his winning confidence flutter.

“I’ve won quite a few races at Fairbury but the best guys in the country show up there,” Hoffman said. “You worry about Fairbury, Tri-City, Spoon River, there’re quite a few of those nights you get almost 40 cars, 40 really good guys. There’re a few I thought would be easy. None of them come really easy, though. You still have to put everything together. You have to put a whole night together.”

Hoffman and his team have mastered that. He currently holds a 314-point lead with eight races remaining and has yet to finish worse than second.

As far as “new” on his Elite Chassis this season, he said there’s not much different from years past. He’s found a baseline setup that requires simple tweaks from track to track. Having won the Modified Nationals tour championship three times now, he knows what’s needed to survive the grueling schedule – more than 30 races in an eight-week stretch – and what’s needed to win.

“A lot of things,” Hoffman said. “Everything has to go your way, that’s for sure. The biggest thing is qualifying good at the beginning of the night and that sets up the start of your whole night. I’ve been able to be Quick Time in our group every night. Somehow, I get lucky and draw the one or the two (pill) most nights and that puts me on the front row.

“You just can’t have any issues. Maintenance every single night. Make sure nothing is going to fall off or nothing breaks. I think that is the biggest role with the Modifieds and the Late Models. It’s so grueling and a long tour. You just can’t have any issues.”

The biggest issue Hoffman has had to face this year is his rival, Mike Harrison. The fellow Illinois driver denied Hoffman of his 16th victory in a row at Tri-City Speedway by claiming his second Modified Nationals win of the season. Harrison has been a dominant force on the tour since joining in 2011, holding the most titles in Series history.

The two went toe-to-toe for the win at Fairbury in June but Hoffman prevailed by doing what he said was key. He survived while Harrison broke.

Now, having taken the top spot on the all-time wins list from Harrison, Hoffman said he doesn’t see it as a passing of the torch. More of an upper hand in their friendly rivalry.

“I get along with him alright off the racetrack and I talk with him every now and then,” Hoffman said. “It’s more of a rivalry. He wants to beat me, and I want to beat him. Every good sport needs a rivalry. It’s all fun and games. He’s a hell of a race car driver and won a lot of races.”

The fact that both of them, along with drivers like Kenny Wallace, are from southern Illinois – Illinois in general – is no coincidence to Hoffman.

“Through the ‘90s and early 2000s, I grew up in that area watching my dad and guys race. I feel like in that time period [southern Illinois] was one of the toughest parts of the country, I felt like, as far as dirt Modifieds,” Hoffman said. “Now, I’d say central Illinois is the tougher area, Fairbury and that area. Just the racetracks around there breed really good race car drivers. Illinois in general.

“You look at [three-time World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model champion] Brandon Sheppard, he’s on top of his game. He’s from Illinois. All of these different guys, Bobby Pierce and on the Modified side, Mike Harrison. Southern Illinois has died off a little bit. You lost some heavy hitters. But there are new kids who are coming up through and are really good. Like Drake Troutman, he’s from PA, but the kid is only [17] years old and he’s really good. Kind of all across the country there’s a lot of good guys coming up through and I think Illinois is still the hotbed for it.”

All of that talent will be on display at one of the most iconic quarter-mile tracks this weekend. However, Hoffman will still be holding the history book with confidence, ready to write his name on another line.

“When you roll on the racetrack and know that you’re the guy to beat every night, it for sure helps,” he said.

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SUMMER OF FUN: Ashton Winger learning to have fun again on ‘Hell Tour’
The young star is finding his confidence again on the Summer Nationals tour, one of the hardest things he said he's ever done

SPRINGFIELD, MO – July 22, 2021 – After claiming the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Building Late Model Rookie of the Year title, Ashton Winger went on a Hell tour before joining the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model “Hell Tour.”

His ride evaporated on him in December, leaving him and his family to scrape together what they could to attempt a return in 2021. In the first two months of the World of Outlaws season at Volusia Speedway Park, he lost two engines and only got to run one of four events during DIRTcar Nationals, resulting in a 27th-place finish.

The poor fortunes made backing up his Rookie of the Year run unfeasible. However, a chance at a full-time run on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour – a 30-race schedule compact in a three-month period – materialized in the following months. And since joining this “Hell Tour,” Winger has collected three wins, placed himself third in overall points and, most importantly, found himself smiling again.

“The main thing that I’ve learned a ton is just keep having fun,” Winger said. “This stuff is so stressful and for me, this is how I make a living. Staying having fun is hard. But I find we typically run way better and I sleep way better when I’m having fun.

“It’s been fun. It’s been awesome. I didn’t get a full shot at the Outlaws (with COVID canceling a quarter of the season), so it wasn’t the full experience. But this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Whether you’re mad or whether you win, whatever, you have to forget about it. Tomorrow is a new day. And frankly, at the end of the day, no one really cares. You know what I’m saying?”

There were still lessons for the World of Outlaws winner to learn at the beginning of the tour. It wasn’t until they found time to adjust the car, rather than repairing it, that he started to find himself in the top-five.

“Honestly, it’s me not driving it into the fence and stuff like that,” Winger said. “There are little things happening. It’s a combination of stuff. Like at Circle City (Raceway), I felt like there was an opportunity for me to run second when Tanner (English) and Spencer (Hughes) got side by side. But I don’t know, I would’ve had to have done something pretty dumb to get to them. I felt like I could run to them, but I couldn’t really pass them. That’s when people start to do dumb stuff.

“I just rode and fell back to sixth. But the body isn’t beat off this thing and we’re on to tomorrow. We’re not spending all day fixing things. We can solve the problem and keep getting better… I feel like I’ve gotten better behind the seat. But the main thing is I’ve gotten better at not tearing stuff up. I can name three or four instances in the first week when I did tear some stuff up. I probably would’ve been alright if I didn’t (make the move I did). There’s not a big difference between sixth and eighth. It just took me a minute.”

Along with honing his driving skills, he admitted it took time for his team, consisting of his dad, cousin and himself, to find chemistry.

“It’s finally starting to get good,” Winger said. “I’m not going to lie; it was rough in the beginning. We’ve really been playing catch-up all year. This Summer Nationals thing is the first time we’ve been prepared. And I don’t think we’re as prepared as we need to be, but we’re as prepared as we can be. So, we decided to come do this deal and you find what you need along the way. It is getting better. We’re all getting along. We’re all meshing. We’re all family.

“What a lot of people take for granted is, unless something comes up, I’m probably not going home until Sept. 1. We’ve been living in this truck since June. That truck can only hold so much air. I told someone on the off days it’s good because we can all kind of get away from each other a little bit.  Anybody in racing knows what I’m talking about.”

The merging of those elements has resulted in more top-five finishes, his first Summer Nationals wins at Knox County Fair Raceway – holding off currently points leader Bobby Pierce for the victory – and two straight wins at Thunderbird Raceway and Oakshade Raceway.

He’s now third in points – 228 points behind Pierce – with 11 races remaining.

“Probably would help a little bit if the #32 car (of Pierce) would slow down a little bit,” Winger said with a chuckle.

To keep pace with Pierce and continue his winning streak, Winger said qualifying well is the key to both. Easy passes don’t exist on the Summer Nationals tour with the level of competition it produces, he added. If you don’t position yourself to start upfront, it’s likely you won’t make it there by the end of the Feature.

The furthest back a winner has started this season is sixth at Fairbury for Shannon Babb. Overall, the average starting position for a winner this season in the first 19 races is second. For Winger’s three wins he started second, first and third, respectively.

“Like you hear all the time, catching guys and passing them is two different things,” Winger said. “It is way different with this. You’re racing the racetrack and you’re racing the guys, air, everything. And we’re just past halfway in this deal and you don’t want to make any enemies. Everybody is so close. Like my dad always says, it’s way easier to pass in the pits than it is on the racetrack. It’s just Qualifying. It’s rare for a guy to start on the pole and run fifth. But it is more rare for a guy to start ninth and win. That’s really the main thing.”

No matter how the Summer Nationals tour ends for him, he’s already accomplished what he needed to in his path to rebuilding a career with the World of Outlaws. He’s learned what it takes to run a grueling schedule. He’s learned what it takes to run for a points title against stiff competition. He’s learned how to beat that competition. But most importantly, he’s learned how to have fun again.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model tour continues for its sixth week of racing on Thursday, July 22, at Springfield Raceway, followed by Tri-City Speedway (July 23), Clarksville Speedway (July 24) and Richmond Raceway (July 25). CLICK HERE for the full schedule.

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DIRTcar 358 Modified Series to Launch ’21 Tour Aug. 19 at Mohawk

AKWESASNE, NY - The DIRTcar 358 Modified Series will kick off its 2021 tour on Thursday, Aug. 19, at Mohawk International Raceway.

The event was initially scheduled for mid-July, along with a race at Cornwall Motor Speedway, but border restrictions forced those dates to be delayed.

For Cornwall, the border restrictions will continue to dictate the possible date to bring the Series to the exciting Canadian quarter-mile track.  

All other previously announced dates remain as scheduled, with the goal to complete the DIRTcar 358 Series season in 2021 and honor an overall champion, which includes the home track bonus points added to the Series points.

Part of the 2021 schedule includes the return of the prestigious DIRTcar 358 Modified ‘Salute to the Troops’ 100 at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 9, during the 49th NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week (Oct. 6-10). You can get tickets to the event by CLICKING HERE. Or, if you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the event live on DIRTVision.

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series 2021 Schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 19 - Mohawk International Raceway

Friday, Sept. 10 - Can-Am Speedway

Friday, Sept. 17 - Mohawk International Raceway

Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Weedsport Speedway

Thursday, Oct. 7 - Brewerton Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 9 - Oswego Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 16 - Brockville Ontario Speedway

TBD - Cornwall Motor Speedway, Le RPM Speedway, Autodrome Drummond

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Millbridge Speedway Weekly Racing, Major Events Join DIRTVision LIVE Broadcast Lineup

Rising stars, new big shows to be featured in coverage at leading Outlaw Kart and Micro-Sprint track

 

CONCORD, NC – July 20, 2021 – From The Greatest Show on Dirt to standout weekly racers, DIRTVision is the home to elite dirt racing drivers around the world and now it’ll be home for the sport’s young rising stars.

 

Millbridge Speedway, in Salisbury, NC — the premier dirt track in the country for Outlaw Karts and Micro-Sprints — will have its weekly racing broadcast live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. The speedway’s Tuesday and Wednesday night programs, 10 Saturday shows, and special Micro-Sprint and Midget events presented by DIRTVision will all be included in the annual and monthly FAST PASS subscriptions.

 

“I’m excited for this new platform to showcase the young talent at Millbridge,” said Ashly Burnett, Millbridge Speedway co-owner. “Not only are we in the racing business, we’re race fans. I’m really excited to be on the same platform as series like DIRTcar and the World of Outlaws. I think that will bring us in a new spotlight and put us in front of new fans.”

 

The partnership kicks off with the Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, shows at the track — featuring the Cadet, Beginner, Box Stock and Open divisions on Tuesday, and the Jr. Wing, Intermediate and Wing 600 classes on Wednesday.

 

To showcase the excitement and level of talent you can expect on a weekly basis at Millbridge, the July 27 and July 28 shows will be free to watch on DIRTVision.com and DIRTVision’s Facebook page.

 

“DIRTVision was started with the goal of showing the greatest races and drivers on dirt, from all levels and divisions,” said Brian Dunlap, director of broadcast for DIRTVision. “It’s exciting to bring that full circle with the addition of Millbridge Speedway to DIRTVision’s extensive lineup of top-tier events. You’ll not only see a consistency of great racing from Millbridge, you’ll be watching where future stars of the sport get their start.”

 

One of those rising stars is 13-year-old Gavan Boschele. Backed by Drydene and teamed with Swindell Speedlab, the young racer has collected more than 20 championships and 300 wins between his time racing Outlaw Karts, Micro Sprints, Quarter Midgets and Sprint Karts.

 

“Millbridge is a really fun track and we always put on exciting races,” Boschele said. “Along with myself, there’s a lot of good young talent at the track so it is really exciting to have our races showcased on DIRTVision along with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar.

 

“I’ve watched my heroes on DIRTVision and strive to be where they are. It’s a great opportunity to get to be on the same platform as them.”

 

Along with showcasing Millbridge’s weekly racing, the partnership includes two high-profile events. The first is the two-day Carolina Midget Showdown presented by DIRTVision, Oct. 25-26, with $2,500-to-win and $7,500-to-win races – one of the top-paying Midget events in the country. The other is the $10,000-to-win Carolina Micro Showdown presented by DIRTVision, Nov. 2-3, which attracted more than 100 Micro-Sprint drivers from around the nation last November.

 

Both the Carolina Midget Showdown and Carolina Micro Showdown bring the superstars and rising stars of racing together in one place. It’s where fans can see the likes of Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. compete against those still looking to make a name for themselves. With these events also being shown live on DIRTVision, Burnett said it will allow the track to further grow the events and potentially do more in the future.

 

“I want to be able to put the kids in a spotlight,” Burnett said. “Our Micro races put on a show of their own and bring a lot of fans into that environment, but to bring the spotlight to the kids is what I’m excited about. Their racing is just as exciting as the Micro-Sprints even at their young ages.”

 

Millbridge joins an unmatchable lineup of events on DIRTVision which include the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals, weekly racing from Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway and the biggest dirt events from Australia.

 

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Week #1
Tuesday, June 15 | Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, IN
Wednesday, June 16 | Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL
Thursday, June 17 | Kankakee County Speedway | Kankakee, IL
Friday, June 18 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL
Saturday, June 19 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL
Sunday, June 20 | Plymouth Speedway | Plymouth, IN

 

Week #2
Wednesday, June 23 | LaSalle Speedway | LaSalle, IL
Thursday, June 24 | Spoon River Speedway | Canton, IL
Friday, June 25 | Sycamore Speedway | Maple Park, IL
Saturday, June 26 | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO
Sunday, June 27 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL

 

Week #3
Wednesday, June 30 | Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, WI (Late Models only)
Thursday, July 1 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA (Late Models only)
Friday, July 2 | The Dirt Oval at Route 66 | Joliet, IL
Saturday, July 3 | Fayette County Speedway | Brownstown, IL
Sunday, July 4 | Lincoln Speedway | Lincoln, IL

 

Week #4
Thursday, July 8 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL
Friday, July 9 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL
Saturday, July 10 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL
Sunday, July 11 | Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

Week #5
Wednesday, July 14 | Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, July 15 | Thunderbird Raceway | Muskegon, MI
Friday, July 16 | Hartford Speedway | Hartford, MI
Saturday, July 17 | Oakshade Raceway | Wauseon, OH
Sunday, July 18 | Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN (Modifieds only)

 

Week #6
Wednesday, July 21 | Open
Thursday, July 22 | Springfield Raceway | Springfield, MO (Late Models only)
Friday, July 23 | Open
Saturday, July 24 | Clarksville Speedway | Clarksville, TN
Sunday, July 25 | Open

Fri-Sat, July 30-31 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL (Modifieds only)

 

Week #7
Wed-Sun, Aug. 11-15 | Make-Ups

 

Week #8
Wednesday, Aug. 18 | Butler Motor Speedway | Quincy, MI
Thursday, Aug. 19 | I-96 Speedway | Lake Odessa, MI
Friday, Aug. 20 | Tri-City Motor Speedway | Auburn, MI
Saturday, Aug. 21 | Merritt Speedway | Lake City, MI

 

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January 14, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Sunshine Nationals
$10,000

January 15, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Sunshine Nationals
$10,000

January 16, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Sunshine Nationals
$10,000

February 10, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
DIRTcar Nationals
$10,000

February 11, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
DIRTcar Nationals
$10,000

February 12, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
DIRTcar Nationals
$10,000

February 13, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
DIRTcar Nationals
$10,000

March 5, 2020
Duck River Raceway Park
Wheel, TN
$10,000

March 6, 2020
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, Tennessee
$12,000

March 26, 2020
Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, SC
$10,000

March 27, 2020
Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, SC
$20,000

April 2, 2020
Farmer City Raceway
Farmer City, IL
Illini 100
$6,000

April 3, 2020
Farmer City Raceway
Farmer City, IL
Illini 100
$20,000

April 9, 2020
TBA

April 10, 2020
TBA

April 23, 2020
Richmond Raceway
Richmond, KY
$10,000

April 24, 2020
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex
Peebles, OH
$10,000

Hawkeye 100

April 30, 2020
Boone Speedway
Boone, IA
Hawkeye 100
$10,000

May 1, 2020
Boone Speedway
Boone, IA
Hawkeye 100
$30,000

May 7, 2020
Mississippi Thunder Speedway
Fountain City, WI
$10,000

May 21, 2020
Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
$10,000

May 22, 2020
Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
Billy Vacek Memorial
$15,000

June 4, 2020
TBA

June 5, 2020
Plymouth Speedway
Plymouth, IN
$10,000

June 17, 2020
Stateline Speedway
Busti, NY
$10,000

June 18, 2020
Thunder Mountain Speedway
Knox Dale, PA
$10,000

June 19, 2020
Selinsgrove Speedway
Selinsgrove, PA
$10,000

Firecracker 100

June 24, 2020
Lernerville Speedway
Server, PA
Firecracker 100
$6,000

June 25, 2020
Lernerville Speedway
Server, PA
Firecracker 100
$6,000

June 26, 2020
Lernerville Speedway
Server, PA
Firecracker 100
$30,000

July 9, 2020
Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
$10,000

July 10, 2020
Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
$20,000

July 13, 2020
Gondik Law Speedway
Superior, WI
$10,000

July 16, 2020
River Cities Speedway
Grand Forks, ND
$10,000

July 17, 2020
I-94 Speedway
Fergus Falls, MN
$10,000

July 18, 2020
Red Cedar Speedway
Menomonie, WI
$10,000

Prairie Dirt Classic

July 30, 2020
Fairbury Speedway
Fairbury, IL
Prairie Dirt Classic
Prelims

July 31, 2020
Fairbury Speedway
Fairbury, IL
Prairie Dirt Classic
$50,000

August 3, 2020
Outagamie Speedway
Seymour, WI
$10,000

USA Nationals

August 5, 2020
Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
USA Nationals
$6,000

August 6, 2020
Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
USA Nationals
Prelims

August 7, 2020
Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
USA Nationals
$50,000

August 20, 2020
Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
$10,000

August 21, 2020
Sharon Speedway
Hartford, OH
$10,000

August 22, 2020
Eriez Speedway
Erie, PA
$10,000

August 26, 2020
Davenport Speedway (1/4-mile)
Davenport, IA
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August 27, 2020
Davenport Speedway (1/4-mile)
Davenport, IA
$10,000

August 28, 2020
Davenport Speedway (1/4-mile)
Davenport, IA
$30,000

September 3, 2020
Lavonia Speedway
Lavonia, GA
$10,000

September 4, 2020
Volunteer Speedway
Bulls Gap, TN
$10,000

September 24, 2020
Revolution Park Speedway
Monroe, LA
$10,000

September 25, 2020
Revolution Park Speedway
Monroe, LA
$20,000

October 1, 2020
Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, SC
$10,000

October 2, 2020
411 Motor Speedway
Seymour, TN
$10,000

World Finals

November 4, 2020
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
World Finals
Prelims

November 5, 2020
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
World Finals
$12,000

November 6, 2020
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
World Finals
$12,000

 

2021 Super DIRTcar Series schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 9 - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL - DIRTcar Nationals

Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL - DIRTcar Nationals

Thursday, Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL - DIRTcar Nationals

Friday, Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL - DIRTcar Nationals

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL - DIRTcar Nationals 

Saturday, April 10 - Can-Am Speedway, La Fargville, NY  - $7,500-to-win Thunder in the 1,000 Islands

Friday, April 23 - Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN - $10,000-to-win Bristol Throwdown

Saturday, April 24 - Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol, TN - $10,000-to-win Bristol Throwdown

Tuesday, May 4 - Bridgeport Speedway, Swedesbro, NJ - $10,000-to-win King of the Big Blocks

Sunday, May 30 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY - $7,500-to-win Heroes Remembered 100

Monday, May 31 - Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY - $13,500-to-win Mr. DIRT Track

Tuesday, June 22 - Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY - $7,500-to-win

Sunday, June 27 - Cornwall Motor Speedway, Cornwall, ON - $7,500-to-win

Monday, June 28 - Le RPM Speedway, St. Marcel, QC - $7,500-to-win

Thursday, July 1 - Land of Legends Raceway, Canandaigua, NY - $7,500-to-win Liberty 100

Monday, July 5 - Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, ON - $10,000-to-win 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 6 - Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY - $7,500-to-win

Monday, July 19 - Autodrome Granby, Granby, QC - $7,500-to-win

Tuesday, July 20 - Autodrome Drummond, Drummondville QC - $7,500-to-win

Sunday, July 25 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY - $10,000-to-win Hall of Fame Weekend

Wednesday, July 28 - TBD

Thursday, July 29 - Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY - $10,000-to-win Battle of the Midway

Tuesday, Aug. 3 - Thunder Mountain Speedway, Center Isle, NY - $7,500-to-win

Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Land of Legends Raceway, Canandaigua, NY - $7,500-to-win

Saturday, Sept. 4 - Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY - $25,500-to-win Mr. DIRT Track USA

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY - $7,500-to-win Cavalcade Weekend

Sunday, Sept. 12 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY - $10,000-to-win Cavalcade Weekend

Saturday, Sept. 18 - Land of Legends Raceway, Canandaigua, NY - $10,000-plus-to-win Gerald Haers Memorial

Saturday, Sept. 25 - Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY - $10,000-to-win Massive Malta Weekend

Sunday, Oct. 10 - Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY - $50,000-to-win Billy Whittaker Cars 200

Thursday, Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC - Can- Am World Finals

Thursday, Nov. 5 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC - Can-Am World Finals

Thursday, Nov. 6 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC - Can-AmWorld Finals

 

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DIRTcar eSports Tour Season 3 Schedule

March 24 – Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport Speedway (50 Laps)

March 31 – UMP Modifieds at Bristol Motor Speedway (40 Laps)

April 7 – Big Block Modifieds at Williams Grove Speedway (50 Laps)

April 14 – Pro Late Models at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (40 Laps)

April 21 – Big Block Modifieds at Lernerville Speedway (50 Laps)

April 28 – Midgets at Lanier National Speedway (30 Laps)

May 5 – Big Block Modifieds at Cedar Lake Speedway (50 Laps)

May 12 – 360 Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway (30 Laps)

May 19 – 358 Small Block Modifieds at USA International Speedway (40 Laps)

May 26 – Big Block Modifieds at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (50 Laps)

 

Chevy Performance Street Stock League Season 3 Schedule

March 24 – Knoxville Raceway (20 Laps)

March 31 – Limaland Motorsports Park (25 Laps)

April 7 – Eldora Speedway (20 Laps)

April 14 – Fairbury Speedway (25 Laps)

April 21 – Cedar Lake Speedway (25 Laps)

April 28 – Lernerville Speedway (25 Laps)

May 5 – Limaland Motorsports Park (25 Laps)

May 12 – Eldora Speedway (20 Laps)

May 19 – Williams Grove Speedway (20 Laps)

May 26 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (25 Laps)

 

2021 DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Sunday, July 11 - Cornwall Motor Speedway, Cornwall, ON

Monday, July 12 - Mohawk International Raceway, Akwesasne, NY

Friday, September 10 - Can-Am Speedway, LaFargville, NY

Friday, September 17 - Mohawk International Raceway, Akwesasne, NY

Wednesday, October 6 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

Thursday, October 7 - Brewerton Speedway, Brewerton, NY

Saturday, October 9 - Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY - $20,000-to-win

Saturday, October 16 - Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, ON - $10,000-to-win

TBA - Autodrome Drummond, Drummondville, QC

TBA - Le RPM Speedway, St. Marcel, QC

 

2021 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Friday, June 18 - Autodrome Granby, Granby, QC

Sunday, July 4 - Cornwall Motor Speedway, Cornwall, ON

Sunday, July 25 - Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville, NY

Friday, September 10 - Can-Am Speedway, LaFargeville, NY

Saturday, September 11 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

Saturday, September 18 - Mohawk International Raceway, Akwesasne, NY

Saturday, September 25 - Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY

Sunday, October 10 - Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY

World Short Track Championship 

*No points*

Thursday, October 28 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

Friday, October 29 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

Saturday, October 30 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

 

2021 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Central Region

Wednesday, June 30 - Can-Am Speedway, LaFargeville, NY

Tuesday, August 4 - Thunder Mountain Speedway, Center Lisle, NY

Wednesday, August 5 - Land of Legends Raceway, Canandaigua, NY

Friday, September 10 - Can-Am Speedway, LaFargville, NY 

Saturday, September 18 - Land of Legends Raceway, Canandaigua, NY

TBA - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

North Region

Saturday, May 1 - Airborne Speedway, Plattsburgh, NY

Thursday, June 24 - Mohawk International Speedway, Akwesasne, NY

Friday, June 25 - Autodrome Granby, Granby, QC

Thursday, August 26 - Cornwall Motor Speedway - Cornwall, ON

Saturday, September 18 - Mohawk International Raceway, Akwesasne, NY

West Region

Tuesday, July 6 - Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY

Saturday, July 31 - Genesee Speedway, Batavia, NY

Friday, August 13 - Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY

Friday, September 10 - Freedom Motorsports Park - Delevan, NY

Saturday, September 11 - Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, ON

Friday, September 24 - Brighton Speedway, Brighton, ON

Saturday, September 25 - Brighton Speedway, Brighton, ON

East Region

Saturday, May 1 - Airborne Speedway, Plattsburgh, NY

Saturday, May 15 - Bear Ridge Speedway, Bradford, VT

Sunday, June 27 - Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville, NY

Friday, September 10 - Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY

Sunday, September 12 - Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville, NY

Fall Championship Challenge

Friday-Saturday, October 1-2- Fulton Speedway, Fulton, NY

Wednesday, October 6 - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

Thursday, October 7 - Brewerton Speedway, Brewerton, NY

Sunday, October 10 - Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY

Saturday, October 16 - Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, NY

World Short Track Championship 

*No points*

Thursday, October 28 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

Friday, October 29 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

Saturday, October 30 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC

 

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