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Lanigan Accepts $100,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Check For Third Time At Sunday's Awards Banquet

CONCORD, N.C. Nov. 9, 2014 Darrell Lanigans record-setting season on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series officially came to a close on Sunday night when the 44-year-old Union, Ky., driver was crowed champion of the prestigious national tour during the World of Outlaws Night of Champions Awards Banquet at the Great Wolf Lodge.

In celebrating a WoO LMS record 17 victories, Lanigan accepted the champions ring and trophy along with a $100,000 points-fund check during the annual awards night. On the same weekend he wrapped up his stellar season with a victory and a top-five during the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals just down the street at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lanigan was honored for becoming just the second three-time series champion since the tours modern era began in 2004.

Its been a phenomenal year. We topped our record. I didnt think wed break 15, and we got 17, said Lanigan, whose previous WoO LMS titles came in 2008 and 2012. I wish everybody could have this kind of year because it makes it easy to keep going and go to the next race winning like we did.

Lanigans 2014 WoO LMS campaign was nothing short of amazing. He was nearly unstoppable on the series on his way to breaking his own record for the most WoO LMS wins in a single season that he set with 15 wins in 2012. His points-fund check pushed his 2014 total WoO LMS earnings to $390,050.

After climbing to the top of the series championship points chase just five races into the season, Lanigan never relented in leading the way for the remainder of the tours 37-race schedule. Along with his 17 victories, Lanigan tallied 33 top-five and 34 top-10 results while finishing every race. He topped the tours points chase by a modern-era record 328-point margin over runner-up Rick Eckert of York, Pa.

Lanigans accolades didnt stop at series champion. In the first year for his new Club 29 Race Cars, Lanigan along with Club 29 co-designer Ronny Stuckey claimed the WoO LMS Chassis Builder of the Year Award. Along with Lanigans 17 victories, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., drove a Club 29 car to three triumphs for a total of 20 WoO LMS wins on the season for the fledgling chassis brand. In winning the award, Club 29 joined Rocket Chassis as the only chassis to win the award since the WoO LMS was relaunched in 2004.

Its definitely been fulfilling, Lanigan said of his successful first season as driver and chassis builder. It definitely was a phenomenal year. Nobody really thought it wouldve turned out like it did, but it did. Its just unbelievable.

During his acceptance speech, Lanigan thanked his sponsors, his fiancé Erin, crew chief Jason Jameson and crew members Adam Logan and Richard Davis. He also used the banquet as an opportunity to make a major announcement: his Lanigan Autosports program will operate as a two-car team in 2015 with Jameson being tabbed to drive the teams second Club 29 race car.

I see a lot of myself in him and thats one reason Im giving him the chance to have good equipment and good motors and good people behind to help him out, Lanigan said of Jameson, who was also recognized during the ceremony as the WoO LMS Crew Chief of the Year based on a vote of fellow tour crews. My father gave me the opportunity that I got, and when I see special things in young people, I want to give them the same opportunity. I see things in Jason that hes definitely got the talent to do it. I just want to give him the chance to do it and see what happens.

Its definitely hard to top a season with 17 wins, but hopefully we can get two cars and hell, well try to win every one of them.

Eckert settled for second place in the 2014 points standings, worth $60,000 in points-fund money that left his total earnings at $164,685. Eckert, the 2011 WoO LMS champion, failed to win a series race for the first time since 2007, but recorded 18 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., bagged three victories on his way to finishing third in the championship chase. The 2006 WoO LMS champ recorded 18 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes. His $40,000 in points-fund cash gave him a total seasons earnings of $192,050.

Second-year WoO LMS competitor Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, rode four top-five and 19 top-10 finishes to a fourth-place finish in the standings, earning a total of $110,560 when accounting for his $35,000 in points-fund money.

Veteran Bear Lake, Pa., driver Chub Frank rounded out the top five in the 2014 points, accepting a $30,000 points-fund check for a total of $105,840 earned on the season. Franks top-five points finish came by virtue of a tiebreaker with 2013 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky. Per WoO LMS rules, Frank won the tiebreaker by having more runner-up finishes than Wells since neither driver won an A-Main this season.

Wells settled for sixth in the championship standings, matching his points finish during his WoO LMS rookie campaign in 2013. Wells earned a points-fund check of $25,000.

Rounding out the top 10 in the 2014 points standings was Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. ($24,000); Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill. ($23,000); Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga. ($22,000); and Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan. ($21,000).

Along with his eighth-place points finish, Heckenast was also recognized as the 2014 Rookie of the Year presented by ButlerBuilt. The first-year series traveler recorded two top-five and 14 top-10 finishes to claim the rookie crown over Junghans and 11th-place points finisher Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. Heckenast took home an extra $10,000 for his top rookie award.

Cornett Racing Engines was named the winner of the 2014 WoO LMS Engine Builder of the Year award, which was determined through the DIRTcar Horsepower program. Among the Kentucky-based engine builders successes this season was powering Lanigan to his 17 victories with no engine failures on the season.

WoO LMS director Tim Christman announced that the tour's 2014 Promoter of the Year Award winner was Charlie Page of Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., which hosted the WoO LMS for two events over Labor Day weekend in 2014.

Other special awards handed out during the banquet included:

* The Raye Vest Memorial Pill-Draw Awards presented by McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning went to Frank (lowest time-trial pill-draw average for the 2014 season) and Smith (highest average). Each driver received a $500 check.

* The $500 DirtonDirt.com Hard Charger Award, which went to Wells. He picked up the most positions in WoO LMS A-Mains this season, advancing 151 spots to beat Bagley by 14 positions.

* The DirtonDirt.com WoO LMS Social Media Superstar Award, a $1,000 prize that was presented to Bagley. The sophomore WoO LMS competitor was selected by fans in a contest conducted on social media during the World Finals.

* VP Racing Fuels handed Lanigan $500 in bar drink tickets to distribute to banquet attendees. Lanigan received the traditional award because he led the series in A-Main wins.

Among the World Racing Group officials who addressed those in attendance were Chief Executive Officer Brian Carter, President Tom Deery and Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. Christman also gave a review of the 2014 season, recognized the tour's hard-working road crew (race director and banquet emcee Bret Emrick, pit steward Tyler Bachman, tech inspector Roy Faulkner, scorer Jeff Olsen, P.R. director Joshua Joiner and announcer Ben Shelton) and looked ahead to the upcoming 2015 campaign.

Christman announced intentions to release the full 2015 WoO LMS schedule in the coming weeks. A limited number of events have already been released, including seven series events in Georgia and Florida in February. The season is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 6-7 with the running of the Winter Freeze event at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. The tour will then head to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., from Feb. 14-15 and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 44th annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals from Feb. 19-21.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Penske Shocks, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Owens Tops McCreadie & Bloomquist For Sixth-Career Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Victory
Veteran Tennessee Racer Earns $12,050 in World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2014 - Jimmy Owens found himself in a familiar location Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The winningest driver in Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals history stood on the Victory Lane stage at Charlotte yet again after winning a wild World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at the 4/10-mile oval.

Owens, 42, of Newport, Tenn., came out on top of a tight back-and-forth battle with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., midway through Saturday's 50-lap race to earn $12,050 for his record sixth World Finals victory. Owens' 10th-career WoO LMS triumph came in front of a sellout crowd as the national tour concluded its season at Charlotte's prestigious three-day event.

"It's awesome to come here and get this win," said Owens, who claimed his third WoO LMS victory of the season. "This is a really big race for us because there's always a big crowd and there's always stiff competition here. These are the best drivers in the country and to beat them never gets old."

Owens' victory gave Club 29 Race Cars a sweep of the weekend's two WoO LMS A-Mains at Charlotte. Friday's race was claimed by Club 29 founder and house car driver Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who wrapped up his third WoO LMS championship with his record 17th series victory of the season.

Lanigan, who finished fifth in Saturday's A-Main, was also on the Victory Lane stage Saturday night celebrating his season title and the $100,000 champion's paycheck.

"It's been just a unbelievable year on the series," said Lanigan, who launched Club 29 Race Cars this season with veteran setup guru Ronny Stuckey. "The cars were phenomenal this weekend with a win and a top five and Jimmy winning the other one. It's just unbelievable."

Owens crossed the finish line 1.193 seconds ahead in his Reece Monument-sponsored Club 29 Race Car while McCreadie drove his Sweeteners Plus Rocket Chassis around Bloomquist late in the race to finish second. Bloomquist was third in his self-designed Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car with Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., fourth in his Moyer Extreme by Longhorn Chassis just ahead of Lanigan.

After slipping back to fourth early in the race, the second-starting Owens put himself back in contention when he moved by Madden for third on lap 20. Just as the sixth-starting McCreadie began to catch pole-starting Bloomquist, Owens caught both cars to make it a three-car battle for the lead.

Bloomquist and McCreadie went back and forth for the top spot on both sides of the halfway mark as McCreadie took the point on lap 24 only to give it back on the next lap. All the while, Owens was lurking just behind the two leaders and at times making it three wide for the lead.

McCreadie finally cleared Bloomquist on lap 27 and began to edge away as Bloomquist continued to fight heavy pressure from Owens' No. 20 machine. Owens finally took the second spot from Bloomquist on lap 31 and quickly reeled in McCreadie as he struggled with heavy lapped traffic.

Once he caught McCreadie, Owens wasted little time making his bid for the lead. With a pair of lapped cars separating him from McCreadie, Owens split the side-by-side slower machines entering turn three on lap 33 and continued his charge to pull alongside McCreadie in turn four. A bobble by the high-running McCreadie gave Owens the break he needed to pull ahead at the completion of the lap.

Owens never looked back from there, pulling away as the track's bottom groove began to become noticeably faster than the top. Bloomquist and McCreadie both took shots at Owens as the frontrunners ran through traffic in the closing laps, but Owens remained steady and pulled away from each challenge.

"I was just kind of taking it easy trying to bide my time a little bit," Owens said. "The harder I ran the car, the better it got. We just kept getting better and better. I didn't think we had enough for Scott, but McCreadie got in there and got Scott off that bottom. A lot of things just went our way and we were able to pull it out and get the win."

McCreadie's runner-up finish capped off a three-win season on the WoO LMS that landed the 2006 series champion third in the final series standings. The 40-year-old veteran racer appeared to be in control of the race after taking command just after the halfway point, but his high line gave way and allowed Owens to close and make the winning pass.

"I felt good and made some moves on (Bloomquist), but Jimmy came along just as that little strip of rubber was starting to lay," said McCreadie, who was denied what would have been his first-career Late Model victory at the World Finals. "I didn't know the rubber was down there. I was trying to make my hay up on the top and ride what got me to the lead, but he got us."

In settling for third, Bloomquist, the 2004 WoO LMS champion who now competes on the tour part time, finished the season without a victory in 11 WoO LMS races entered, marking just the second time since the tour's modern era began in 2004 that he's failed to win a series race. His only previous season without a WoO LMS triumph came in 2006 when he entered only four series races.

"The car was really good, but just not quite good enough," the 50-year-old Bloomquist said after notching his eighth top-five WoO LMS finish on the season. "We got a little bit loose, which made it really hard on us to get off the bottom. We'd hit the crumbs and stuff and just didn't have what it took."

Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., advanced from the 12th starting spot to finish sixth with Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., seventh. Friday's runner-up Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., was eighth, while double-dipping Donny Schatz of Fargo, N.D., finished ninth just after wrapping up his championship-winning season on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. WoO LMS championship points runner-up Rick Eckert or York, Pa., rounded out the top 10 finishers.

The race was slowed by two early cautions. The first appeared with nine laps complete when heat race winner Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., spun from the fourth position. The yellow flag again waved one lap later when Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill, Pa., slowed in turn four, spurring a pileup that collected Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., and Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Pa.

Wells of Hazard, Ky., ended up 22nd in the final rundown, leaving him tied for fifth in the final WoO LMS points standings with Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., who finished 15th in Saturday's race. Frank will be awarded the fifth spot by virtue of a tiebreaker, which per WoO LMS rules was determined by which driver had the most runner-up finishes since neither driver won a WoO LMS race this season.

Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill., finished 23rd in Saturday's A-Main, but he had plenty of reason to celebrate after wrapping up the $10,000 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Award. Heckenast, along with Lanigan and the rest of the WoO LMS regulars, will be honored during the tour's annual Night of Champions banquet on Sunday night at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Bad Boy Buggies WoO World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (2) Jimmy Owens/50 $12,050
2. (6) Tim McCreadie/50 $5,200
3. (1) Scott Bloomquist/50 $3,150
4. (7) Billy Moyer/50 $2,700
5. (10) Darrell Lanigan/50 $2,150
6. (12) Bub McCool/50 $1,700
7. (9) Dale McDowell/50 $1,500
8. (4) Chris Madden/50 $1,450
409. (14) Donny Schatz/50 $1,850
10. (11) Rick Eckert/50 $1,500
11. (13) James Rice/50 $1,250
12. (24) Josh Richards/50 $1,300
13. (3) Jason Feger/50 $1,300
14. (18) Ryan Gustin/50 $1,100
15. (19) Chub Frank/50 $1,150
16. (5) Billy Moyer Jr./50 $1,000
17. (23) Dennis Erb Jr./50 $1,000
18. (27) Chase Junghans/50 $1,250
19. (25) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,000
20. (17) Ricky Thornton Jr./50 $1,000
21. (29) Boom Briggs/49 $110
22. (15) Eric Wells/49 $1,000
23. (22) Frank Heckenast Jr./49 $1,000
24. (21) John Blankenship/49 $1,000
25. (26) Shane Clanton/49 $1,025
26. (8) Austin Hubbard/49 $1,000
27. (28) Clint Smith/34 $110
28. (20) Jared Landers/20 $1,000
29. (16) Mason Zeigler/10 $1,000

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 19 Mins. 39 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.193 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (laps 9 & 10)
Lap Leaders: Bloomquist (1-23, 26); McCreadie (25, 27-32); Owens (33-50)
Provisional Starters: Bagley (WoO points), Clanton (WoO points), Junghans (track) Smith (WoO emergency), Briggs (WoO emergency)
WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Schatz ($500)

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, James Rice, Chub Frank, Eric Jacobsen, Gregg Satterlee, G.R. Smith, Kenny Collins, Mike Ahobelli Jr., Anthony Burroughs, Bob Gordon, Russell Irwin Jr.


Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Jason Feger, Austin Hubbard, Donny Schatz, Morgan Bagley, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jeff Rine, Jonathan Davenport, Matt Parks, Kerry King Jr., J.T. Spence, Nick Davis, Jason Covert.


Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Eric Wells, Jared Landers, Vic Hill, Dan Stone, Duane Chamberlain, Dale Hollidge, Charlie Sandercock, Robbie Stuart, Don Gordon, Cody Malhoney.


Heat No. 4 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Darrell Lanigan, Mason Zeigler, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb Jr., Casey Roberts, Ray Cook, Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, John Garvin Jr., Walker Arthur, Brian Ledbetter.


Heat No. 5 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Ricky Thornton Jr., Josh Richards, Clint Smith, Don O'Neal, Jim Yoder, Boom Briggs, Greg Roberson, Jim O'Hara, Donald McIntosh.


Heat No. 6 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Billy Moyer Jr., Bub McCool, Ryan Gustin, John Blankenship, Dennis Franklin, Andrew Reaume, Chad Hollenbeck, Chuck Harper, Shane Clanton, Chris Ferguson, Chase Junghans.


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Frank, Heckenast, Jacobsen, Bagley, Davenport, Satterlee, Rine, G.R. Smith, Parks, Covert, Altobelli, King, Mitchell, Spence, Burroughs, Gordon, Collins, Davis. Did not start: Erwin.


B-Main No. 2 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Landers, Erb, Roberts, Stone, Chamberlain, Bronson, Francis, Cook, Hill, Sandercock, Arthur, Stuart, D. Gordon, Ledbetter, Mahoney, Pierce, Hollidge. Did not start: Garvin.


B-Main No. 3 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Blankenship, Richards, C. Smith, O'Neal, Junghans, Clanton, Briggs, Hollenbeck, Yoder, Reaume, Harper, Roberson, O'Hara, Franklin, Ferguson.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Jimmy Owens
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Jimmy Owens
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Jimmy Owens
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Scott Bloomquist
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer
Mobile 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Jason Feger
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Jason Feger
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Chris Madden
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Jason Feger
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer Jr.
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Thornton Jr.
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Thornton Jr.
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Thornton Jr.
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Thornton Jr.
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Austin Hubbard
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Jimmy Owens
Reliable Painting award (one free tire): Rick Eckert

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Nov. 8 - 37 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):


1. Darrell Lanigan 5,196

2. Rick Eckert 4,868 (-328)

3. Tim McCreadie 4,852 (-344)

4. Morgan Bagley 4,590 (-606)

5. Chub Frank 4,550 (-646)

6. Eric Wells 4,550 (-646)

7. Shane Clanton 4,510 (-686)

8. Frank Heckenast Jr. 4,382 (-814)

9. Clint Smith 4,282 (-914)

10. Chase Junghans 4,134 (-1,062)

11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 3,954 (-1,242)

12. Tim Fuller 3,172 (-1,884)


Rookie of the Year Standings as of Nov. 8 (37 A-Mains completed; best 25 races counted)


1. Frank Heckenast Jr. 3,200

2. Chase Junghans 3,306 (-156)

3. Boom Briggs 2,908 (-290)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Penske Shocks, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Lanigan Clinches Third World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship With Thrilling Victory At The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Kentucky Driver Claims Friday's Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Opener With Dramatic Final-Lap Pass

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan didn't need to complete a dramatic final-lap pass to clinch his third World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but he wasn't only racing for a championship.

Held at bay for the majority of Friday's 50-lap WoO LMS A-Main, Lanigan, 44, of Union, Ky., used a determined charge into the finale corner to sweep around leader Chris Madden in traffic on his way to a thrilling victory at one of the year's biggest Dirt Late Model events. Adding to an already illustrious season, Lanigan earned a $12,650 payday in the opening round of Charlotte's eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

Lanigan, who was virtually assured of claiming the WoO LMS championship just by entering the national tour's season-ending doubleheader at Charlotte, officially clinched the 2014 series championship with his record 17th WoO LMS victory of the season.

"This is unbelievable to come here and win in front of all these people," an excited Lanigan told the near-capacity crowd during his Victory Lane interview. "Helluva crowd here even with the cold weather. I want to thank everybody in the stands. I hope we put on a good show for you guys because I'm telling you I drove my butt off."

Madden of Gray Court, S.C., settled for second, finishing a scant 0.088 seconds behind Lanigan after leading laps 2-49. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., finished just behind Lanigan and Madden in the third position with Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., also just behind in the fourth spot. Polesitter Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., finished fifth after leading the race's opening lap.

Lanigan had to work hard for his 70th-career WoO LMS victory. He used the track's high groove to advance his Club 29 Race Car from fourth to second by lap 19 and began to challenge Madden for the lead before the halfway point.

Lanigan made multiple charges to pull alongside the low-running Madden, but each attempt to pass was thwarted as Madden pulled his Bloomquist Race Car ahead and edged away on longer green-flag runs.

Lanigan's chance at winning appeared to be slipping away when a poor restart on lap 36 dropped him back to third as Madden opened another comfortable lead. But Lanigan remained committed to the high side of the track and rode it back into the second spot just a few laps later.

Lanigan closed Madden's lead slightly late in the race, but he wasn't quite close enough to seriously challenge until Madden caught traffic as he headed for the white flag. Lanigan quickly pounced on the opportunity. He caught Madden in turns one and two, pulled alongside for the lead down the back straightaway, and charged ahead through the final corner to nose out front of Madden at the finish line.

"We were a little harder on tires, so I knew I had to stay up on that top and keep it going," said Lanigan, who claimed his second-career Charlotte victory. "I didn't get a good start on that last restart. I fell back third, but we got going there on the top and got my momentum going. We caught that lapped traffic again and it helped me on that last lap."

Just as Lanigan remained committed to the top groove for the entire race, Madden was steadfast in his line around the bottom groove. Madden's commitment to the bottom appeared to be the correct choice until slower traffic became a factor in the closing laps and prevented the standout Palmetto State driver from claiming what would have been his ninth-career WoO LMS victory.

"We were good enough to win tonight," a dejected Madden said after being denied a second-career World Finals victory. "The bottom wasn't the place to be in lapped traffic. It opened up the door for the guys using another line and we got beat."

Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., finished sixth, while Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., used a seventh-place finish to overtake Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., for fifth in the WoO LMS points standings. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., was eighth after charging into the top five early in the race while 16th-starting Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., and 21st-starting Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., rounded out the top 10 finishers.

The race was slowed by four cautions. The first appeared with nine laps complete when WoO LMS rookie Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan., slowed on the back straightaway. A lap-14 yellow flag appeared when Jason Feger slowed from the fourth spot after using a high-side rally to charge from 10th to second early in the race. The pace again slowed on lap 26 when Frank slowed with a flat tire.

The fourth and final caution was the most dramatic incident as it nearly took out the leader. Madden tangled with Frank as he attempted to put him down a lap, sending both cars up the racetrack. Both Lanigan and Owens drove by Madden in a three-wide move while Madden worked to correct his machine. But Frank slowed to a stop, bringing out the caution and allowing Madden to remain the leader.

Lanigan's dramatic victory came in front of a packed grandstand at Charlotte's 4/10-mile oval as the track hosted the first of back-to-back tripleheaders featuring the WoO LMS, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. The World Finals conclude on Saturday with another tripleheader featuring the season finales for all three divisions. Gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps are scheduled to start at 4 p.m. and racing is set to begin at 5 p.m.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (4) Darrell Lanigan/50 $12,650
2. (2) Chris Madden/50 $5,000
3. (6) Scott Bloomquist/50 $3,650
4. (5) Jimmy Owens/50 $2,600
5. (1) Dennis Erb Jr./50 $2,150
6. (8) Don O'Neal/50 $1,700
7. (9) Eric Wells/50 $1,550
8. (7) Tim McCreadie/50 $2,150
9. (16) Dale McDowell/50 $1,350
10. (21) Bub McCool/50 $1,300
11. (14) Casey Roberts/50 $1,350
12. (24) Josh Richards/50 $1,300
13. (15) Billy Moyer/50 $1,350
14. (19) Steve Francis/50 $1,200
15. (17) Donny Schatz/50 $1,550
16. (18) Jared Landers/50 $1,000
17. (13) Rick Eckert/50 $1,650
18. (12) Mason Zeigler/50 $1,000
19. (20) Chase Junghans/50 $1,750
20. (26) Frank Heckenast Jr./50 $1,550
21. (22) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,550
22. (13) Shane Clanton/50 $1,550
23. (25) Chub Frank/50 $1,550
24. (29) Boom Briggs/42 $1,550
25. (3) Jonathan Davenport/30 $1,000
26. (25) James Rice/28 $1,000
27. (23) Austin Hubbard/25 $1,000
28. (10) Jason Feger/14 $1,000
29. (26) Clint Smith/8 $1,550

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 23 Mins. 06 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.088 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 9, 14, 26, 36)
Lap Leaders: Erb (1); Madden (2-49); Lanigan (50)
Provisional Starters: Frank (WoO points), Heckenast (WoO points), Rice (track), Smith (WoO emergency), Briggs (WoO emergency)
WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Donny Schatz ($500)

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Morgan Bagley, John Blankenship, Gregg Satterlee, Donald McIntosh, J.T. Spence, John Garvin Jr., Jason Covert, Cody Mahoney, Don Gordon Did not start: Kyle Hardy.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Casey Roberts, Steve Francis, Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer Jr., Walker Arthur, Andrew Reaume, Ryan Gustin, Kenny Collins, Chuck Harper, Brian Ledbetter.


Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Eric Wells, Billy Moyer, Chub Frank, Duane Chamberlain, D.J. Troutman, Vic Hill, Robbie Stuart, Chris Ferguson, Jim Yoder, Jim O'Hara, Bob Gordon.

Heat No. 4 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Jason Feger, Dale McDowell, Chase Junghans, Austin Hubbard, Boom Briggs, Ray Cook, Frank Heckenast Jr., Russell Erwin Jr., Dustin Mitchell, Jeff Rine, Charlie Sandercock.

Heat No. 5 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton, Donny Schatz, Bub McCool, Josh Richards, James Rice, Ricky Thornton Jr., Anthony Burroughs, Kyle Bronson, Kerry King Jr., G.R. Smith, Nick Davis.


Heat No. 6 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Mason Zeigler, Jared Landers, Dennis Franklin, Clint Smith, Eric Jacobsen Dale Hollidge, Matt Parks, Mike Ahobelli Jr., Dan Stone, Greg Roberson, Chad Hollenbeck.


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Francis, Bagley, Blankenship, Pierce, Moyer Jr., Satterlee, Spence, McIntosh, Reaume, Garvin, Covert, Harper, Collins, Arthur, Ledbetter, Gordon, Gustin, Mahoney. Did not start: Hardy.

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Junghans, Hubbard, Frank, Chamberlain, Briggs, Cook, Stuart, Erwin, Yoder, Heckenast, Rine, Mitchell, Hill, Gordon, Sandercock, O'Hara, Troutman, Ferguson.

B-Main No. 3 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): McCool, Richards, Thornton, Rice, Jacobsen, Franklin, Hollidge, Burroughs, C. Smith, Stone, Parks, Bronson, Ahobelli, G.R. Smith, King, Hollenbeck, Roberson, Davis.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Jimmy Owens
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Scott Bloomquist
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Scott Bloomquist
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Jimmy Owens
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Scott Bloomquist
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Dennis Erb Jr.
Mobile 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Dennis Erb Jr.
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Dennis Erb Jr.
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Jimmy Owens
Reliable Painting award (one free tire): Darrell Lanigan

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Nov. 7 - 36 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 5,056
2. Rick Eckert 4,738 (-318)
3. Tim McCreadie 4,706 (-350)
4. Morgan Bagley 4,478 (-578)
5. Eric Wells 4,444 (-612)
6. Chub Frank 4,430 (-626)
7. Shane Clanton 4,408 (-648)
8. Frank Heckenast Jr. 4,278 (-778)
9. Clint Smith 4,180 (-876)
10. Chase Junghans 4,020 (-1,036)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 3,846 (-1,210)
12. Tim Fuller 3,172 (-1,884)

Rookie of the Year Standings as of Nov. 7 (36 A-Mains completed; best 25 races counted)

1. Frank Heckenast Jr. 3,200
2. Chase Junghans 3,306 (-164)
3. Boom Briggs 2,908 (-292)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Penske Shocks, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Lanigan and Owens Split Fast-Time Honors On Opening Night Of Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals
Club 29 Drivers Share the Spotlight on Thursday Night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov., 6, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., put Club 29 Race Cars in the spotlight Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by splitting fast-time honors during Qualifying Night at the eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kicking off his championship crowning weekend on a high note, Lanigan, 44, posted the fastest lap in the first of two rounds of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Owens, 42, was fastest in Thursday's second qualifying session.

The two qualifying rounds were part of the opening night of the World Finals weekend at Charlotte's 4/10-mile oval. The three-night blockbuster event features season-ending doubleheaders for the WoO LMS, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

The two Late Model qualifying sessions featured a field of 77 Late Model entries. The lap times will be used to determine the heat race lineups for separate $12,000-to-win WoO LMS programs on Friday and Saturday with first round qualifying times setting lineups for Friday night's six heat races and round two aligning the six heats on Saturday.

Lanigan, who will clinch his third WoO LMS championship just by competing in the weekend's two programs, enjoyed the preliminary night success as both a driver and a chassis builder. The 2008 and 2012 WoO LMS titlist launched Club 29 Race Cars this season after developing the new chassis and sister chassis brand Black Diamond Chassis with noted Late Model setup guru Ronnie Stuckey. Owens was among the early drivers to join the Club when he began fielding a Club 29 car in March.

"It's definitely exciting for Club 29 and Black Diamond Chassis," said Lanigan, whose lone Charlotte victory came in the opening round of last year's World Finals. "It's phenomenal to get fast time both rounds. Just can't wait for the rest of the weekend."

Lanigan will look to add to a stellar year that has already set a new record for the most WoO LMS wins in a single season. With his 16th WoO LMS victory of the year in the national tour's most recent race Sept. 13 at Michigan's Berlin Raceway, Lanigan broke his own single-season wins record from his championship-winning campaign in 2012.

With the championship virtually locked up, Lanigan's primary focus at Charlotte is adding even more victories to his 2014 tally.

"It's definitely nice to come down here and race and not have to worry about points," said Lanigan, who leads the WoO LMS all-time wins list with 69 career series victories. "The car's great right now and I can't wait until tomorrow."

Owens had perhaps the best night overall considering his first-round qualifying effort was second fastest behind Lanigan in Group B. With front-row starting spots for his heat race on both Friday and Saturday, Owens is in prime position to add to his five-career World Finals victories.

"We've got a good race car, got good qualifying times both rounds and looking forward to the rest of the weekend," said Owens, who's tied with three-time WoO LMS champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., for the most World Finals victories. "It's kinda like the same old Charlotte. Things seem to be working out for us right now. We've got a good starting spot in the heat races so maybe we can put a show on for the fans."

Lanigan's fast time in the first round of qualifying was quickest in Group B of the two-group session. Group A fast time went to 2006 WoO LMS champion Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. Owens topped Group A of round two time trials while Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., was fastest in Group B.

Other drivers turning in notable efforts on Thursday include Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who was fourth in his group in round one and second in round two; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., who was third-fastest and fifth-fastest in his two qualifying groups; and Rick Eckert of York, Pa., who posted qualifying times among the top five of his group in both rounds.

The Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals continue on Friday and Saturday with gates opening at 3 p.m. and hot laps scheduled to begin at 4 each day. Each program will include a 50-lap A-Main for the WoO LMS, a 30-lap A-Main for the WoO Sprint Car Series and a 40-lap main event for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

Tickets for the World Finals can be obtained by logging on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or calling 1-800-455-FANS.

For fans unable to attend the World Finals in person, live video of every lap of action for all three divisions is available through an online Pay-Per-View production. Ordering information is available by logging on to www.DirtonDirt.com or www.DIRTVision.com.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):


Friday night qualifying


Group A


1. 39-Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y., 15.470
2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., 15.502
3. 6-Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga., 15.639
4. 124-Rick Eckert, York, Pa., 15.670
5. 5-Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind., 15.692
6. 21-Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark., 15.697
7. 28-Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill., 15.716
8. 15-Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky., 15.717
9. 18-Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky., 15.772
10. 7m-Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, Ga., 15.840
11. 32-Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill., 15.861
12. 22-Chris Ferguson, Mount Holly, N.C., 15.893
13. 23-John Blankenship, Williamson, W.Va., 15.912
14. 101-Casey Roberts, Toccoa, Ga., 15.940
15. 20c-Duane Chamberlain, Richmond, Ind., 15.992
16. 22-Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, Pa., 15.998
17. 21jr-Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, Ark., 16.033
18. 1*-Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.063
19. 14m-Morgan Bagley, Longview, Texas, 16.078
20. 87-Walker Arthur, Forrest, Va., 16.163
21. 1-Vic Hill, Moshiem, Tenn., 16.182
22. J4-John Garvin Jr., Sarver, Pa., 16.273
23. 19-Ryan Gustin, Marshaltown, Iowa, 16.366
24. 7-D.J. Troutman, Hyndman, Pa., 16.371
25. 3v-Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, Va., 16.391
26. 1c-Kenny Collins, Colbert, Ga., 16.413
27. 19-Tim Fuller, Watertown, N.Y., 16.437
28. 6R-Robbie Stuart, DeRidder, La., 16.451
29. 91-J.T. Spence, Winchester, Va., 16.480
30. 88-Andrew Reaume, Blenheim, Ontario, 16.552
31. 27-Jim Yoder, Selinsgrove, Pa., 16.717
32. 4-Cody Mahoney, Hanover, Ind., 16.788
33. 00H-Chuck Harper, Beverly, W.Va., 16.825
34. 31-Bob Gordon, Keyser, W.Va., 17.301
35. 72-Jason Covert, York Haven, Pa., 17.564
36. 07-Brian Ledbetter, Dallas, N.C., 17.628
37. 44J-James O'Hara, Covington, Pa., 17.712
38. 33-Don Gordon, Chatham, Ontario, no time

Group B

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky., 15.376
2. 20-Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn., 15.453
3. 44m-Chris Madden, Gray Court, S.C., 15.568
4. 25F-Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill., 15.609
5. 11R-James Rice, Verona, Ky., 15.743
6. 25z-Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, Pa., 15.750
7. 17m-Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga., 15.789
8. 15s-Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D., 15.799
9. 2-Dennis Franklin, Gaffney, S.C., 15.848
10. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, Ill., 15.907
11. 25-Shane Clanton, Zebulon, Ga., 15.932
12. 5J-Eric Jacobsen, Seacliff Beach, Calif., 15.998
13. 99b-Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.001
14. 1-Josh Richards, Shinnston, W.Va., 16.005
15. 2s-Dan Stone, Thompson, Pa., 16.025
16. 18c-Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., 16.035
17. 32m-Bub McCool, Vicksburg, Miss., 16.065
18. 777-Jared Landers, Batesville, Ark., 16.071
19. 11-Austin Hubbard, Seaford, Del., 16.102
20. 1B-Anthony Burroughs, Minden, La., 16.114
21. 44-Clint Smith, Senoia, Ga., 16.129
22. 2J-Jeff Rine, Danville, Pa., 16.186
23. K&B1-Kerry King Jr., Delmar, Del., 16.193
24. 0-Dale Hollidge, Mechanicsville, Md., 16.207
25. 53-Ray Cook, Brasstown, N.C., 16.215
26. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 16.244
27. 15P-Matt Parks, Three Springs, Pa., 16.289
28. D8-Dustin Mitchell, Princeton, N.C., 16.366
29. 22*-G.R. Smith, Cornelius, N.C., 16.368
30. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck, Kingsley, Pa., 16.429
31. 32-Russell Erwin Jr., Beaverdam, Va., 16.487
32. 40-Kyle Bronson, Brandon, Fla., 16.563
33. 79-Mike Altobelli Jr., Saxton, Pa., 16.699
34. 57-Charlie Sandercock, Belleville, Ontario, 16.829
35. 92-Nick Davis,Millsboro, Del., 17.083
36. 19r-Greg Roberson, Waynesboro, Va., 17.271
37. 41-Brandon Overton, Appling, Ga., no time

Saturday night qualifying


Group A


1. 20-Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn., 15.684
2. 25F-Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill., 15.693
3. 17m-Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga., 15.872
4. 11R-James Rice, Verona, Ky., 15.877
5. 6-Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga., 15.901
6. 0-Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., 15.924
7. 21-Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark., 15.944
8. 11-Austin Hubbard, Seaford, Del., 15.956
9. 777-Jared Landers, Batesville, Ark., 16.053
10. 5J-Eric Jacobsen, Seacliff Beach, Calif., 16.137
11. 15s-Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D., 16.178
12. 1G-Vic Hill, Moshiem, Tenn., 16.187
13. 22*-G.R. Smith, Cornelius, N.C., 16.195
14. 14m-Morgan Bagley, Longview, Texas, 16.232
15. 18-Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky., 16.273
16. 32-Russell Erwin Jr., Beaverdam, Va., 16.311
17. 15P-Matt Parks, Three Springs, Pa., 16.339
18. 20c-Duane Chamberlain, Richmond, Ind., 16.345
19. 1*-Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.355
20. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, Ill., 16.364
21. 2s-Dan Stone, Thompson, Pa., 16.401
22. 1B-Anthony Burroughs, Minden, La., 16.443
23. 91-J.T. Spence, Winchester, Va., 16.461
24. 0-Dale Hollidge, Mechanicsville, Md., 16.479
25. 22-Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, Pa., 16.497
26. 2J-Jeff Rine, Danville, Pa., 16.535
27. 6R-Robbie Stuart, DeRidder, La., 16.597
28. D8-Dustin Mitchell, Princeton, N.C., 16.651
29. K&B1-Kerry King Jr., Delmar, Del., 16.666
30. 4-Cody Mahoney, Hanover, Ind., 16.802
31. 1c-Kenny Collins, Colbert, Ga., 16.851
32. 92-Nick Davis,Millsboro, Del., 16.888
33. 57-Charlie Sandercock, Belleville, Ontario, 16.981
34. 79-Mike Altobelli Jr., Saxton, Pa., 17.034
35. 72-Jason Covert, York Haven, Pa., 17.287
36. 33-Don Gordon, Chatham, Ontario, 17.492
37. 31-Bob Gordon, Keyser, W.Va., 18.000
38. 3v-Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, Va., DQ


Group B

1. 44m-Chris Madden, Gray Court, S.C., 15.732
2. 39-Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y., 15.771
3. 21jr-Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, Ark., 15.810
4. 29-Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky., 15.824
5. 124-Rick Eckert, York, Pa., 15.842
6. 18c-Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., 15.899
7. 15-Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky., 15.919
8. 5-Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind., 15.970
9. 25-Shane Clanton, Zebulon, Ga., 15.972
10. 25z-Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, Pa., 16.010
11. 7m-Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, Ga., 16.038
12. 19-Ryan Gustin, Marshaltown, Iowa, 16.040
13. 32-Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill., 16.054
14. 1-Josh Richards, Shinnston, W.Va., 16.056
15. 23-John Blankenship, Williamson, W.Va., 16.072
16. 101-Casey Roberts, Toccoa, Ga., 16.128
17. 44-Clint Smith, Senoia, Ga., 16.134
18. 2-Dennis Franklin, Gaffney, S.C., 16.136
19. 28-Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill., 16.140
20. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 16.148
21. 32m-Bub McCool, Vicksburg, Miss., 16.153
22. 53-Ray Cook, Brasstown, N.C., 16.263
23. 99b-Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.303
24. 88-Andrew Reaume, Blenheim, Ontario, 16.397
25. 40-Kyle Bronson, Brandon, Fla., 16.454
26. 27-Jim Yoder, Selinsgrove, Pa., 16.461
27. 22-Chris Ferguson, Mount Holly, N.C., 16.491
28. 87-Walker Arthur, Forrest, Va., 16.512
29. 7-D.J. Troutman, Hyndman, Pa., 16.824
30. 00H-Chuck Harper, Beverly, W.Va., 16.826
31. J4-John Garvin Jr., Sarver, Pa., 16.864
32. 19r-Greg Roberson, Waynesboro, Va., 16.873
33. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck, Kingsley, Pa., 17.051
34. 07-Brian Ledbetter, Dallas, N.C., 17.512
35. 44J-James O'Hara, Covington, Pa., 17.985
36. 41-Brandon Overton, Appling, Ga., no time
37. 19-Tim Fuller, Watertown, N.Y., no time

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Penske Shocks, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.

 

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Notebook: Returning to Driver's Seat, Yaggy Impresses on Wild West Tour
T-Mac Does the Impossible with Slim Crew; Clanton Improves in Wild West Tour Finale

Jordan Yaggy #77 is shown at River Cities Speedway, in Grand Forks, ND. (Photo by Tim Johnson)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. July 18, 2014 Returning to racing for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in May, Jordan Yaggy, 23, of Rochester, Minn., jumped back into competition head first with four World of Outlaws Late Model Series events between July 10-18 during the national tour's annual Wild West Tour.

Yaggy, a standout among WISSOTA's spec-engine Late Model division who had entered roughly a dozen open-engine Late Model events prior to the Wild West Tour, performed well in his return to the driver's seat, making the A-Main lineup at all four events during the national tour's annual trek through the Upper Midwest.

At Friday's Wild West Tour finale at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., Yaggy reflected on what he called a learning experience in his transition to Super Late Model competition.

"It's always fun when you get a chance to go run with these Outlaws guys because you definitely learn a lot at a fast rate," said Yaggy, who had just one WoO LMS A-Main start prior to the Wild West Tour. "This open-motor stuff has been an adjustment, but I feel like we're catching on to it like we need to be. Getting to race with these guys like this really helps."

Yaggy's most impressive Wild West Tour performance came during the opening round event July 10 at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway. In his first competitive laps since his surgery, Yaggy topped 43 qualifiers and won a heat race. But after missing the setup on his family-owned Rocket Chassis, Yaggy faded from his seventh starting spot to a 21st-place finish in the 50-lap feature.

The other three Wild West Tour races followed a similar pattern with Yaggy performing well in prelims only to fade in the main event. His best finish was 15th at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on July 15.

Yaggy, who added finishes of 22nd at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on July 13 and 20th at River Cities, noted that the layoff from his surgery likely affected his main event performances.

"Come feature time, as far as making decisions on what to do to the car, I think I was a little behind because of the time off," said Yaggy, who underwent the surgery to correct previous injuries related to playing hockey and snowmobiling. "Time trialing and heat races went pretty good, but we just didn't keep after it as far making adjustments.

"We had a couple good runs with qualifying and stuff, but we've gotta get better at the features because that's where the money gets paid out. But at least we really learned a lot and have something to build on for the future."

Yaggy is anxious to apply what he learned on the Wild West Tour as the WoO LMS prepares to return to his home region for three upcoming events. Yaggy will join the series for races at Independence (Iowa) Speedway on Thursday, July 24 and Shawano (Wis.) Speedway Tuesday, July 29 before tackling the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., July 31-Aug. 2.

With the Wild West Tour experience under his belt, Yaggy is optimistic about the upcoming events, especially the USA Nationals, where he'll make his second appearance in Cedar Lake's $50,000-to-win crown jewel event.

"It'd be really cool to make a big show like that," said Yaggy, who was hampered by mechanical woes during his first USA Nationals appearance last season. "You get better any time you can run around with these guys, pick their brains and get used to driving at their pace. They bring it every lap every night, so hopefully we can head into Cedar Lake with a little momentum and if things fall our way it'd be really cool to make the show."

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: On an extended trip like the Wild West Tour, some WoO LMS teams choose to bring on additional crew members to help handle extra work on the road. That wasn't the case for former series champion Tim McCreadie.

With crewmember Johnny Cocco leaving the team just before the tour, the Watertown, N.Y.-based Sweeteners Plus team set out for the opener at Hibbing with a skeleton crew of only McCreadie and truck driver Dave "Frogman" Griepsma.

As the nine-day stretch wrapped up Friday at River Cities, McCreadie was proud to not only make it through the trip but to also perform well.

"It's really just been me and him trying to do the impossible," said McCreadie, who recorded runner-up finishes at Hibbing and River Cities and a third-place effort at Brown County. "We're racing against guys that have four or five pit guys. We're actually outrunning some of them and were as good as any of them. That's definitely something for us to be proud of."

While Griepsma may not be a race car mechanic by trade the Sweeteners Plus employee was recently brought on to drive the team's hauler he stepped up to help McCreadie get through the trip. Even so, McCreadie still found himself wishing he had more help.

"He does help a lot and he's been great," McCreadie said. "But it's just like anything; it's nice as the driver not to have to do all the tire work and not to have to put gears in the car and things like that when I could be looking at the racetrack.

"In a way, it works out because I've gotten way more focused on how to make my car better because I don't have time to really talk to anybody or shoot around. I really only have time to concentrate on the car, so maybe it's better this way."

McCreadie was helped along the way by the generosity of other teams, including when the Rocket Chassis house car team helped him swap engines following the Wild West Tour opener at Hibbing.

"The good part of it is we broke a motor the other night, and that guy right there and his whole race team stayed and helped me change it," McCreadie said as he pointed over to Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis crew in the pit spot next to his at River Cities. "Brady Smith has helped us this week and Tim Fuller's guys have helped us when we've been in a hurry to do things. Everybody in this pit area will help you out if they can. That's the good thing about Late Model racing."

FINALE IMPROVEMENT: After disappointing results through the first three rounds of the Wild West Tour, a switch to his backup car proved to be just what Shane Clanton needed to turn his luck around in Friday's finale at River Cities. Looking for his first series victory in over a year, Clanton won his heat race Friday night and ran among the leaders for the first half of the A-Main before settling into fourth at the finish.

"We changed cars today, just trying to change our luck a little bit," said Clanton, the Zebulon, Ga., driver who struggled through a disappointing first half of the season. "Our car was way better tonight than it's been being, so hopefully we can build on tonight and keep it going."

The solid run at River Cities not only provided a decent finish to an otherwise forgettable Wild West Tour, it also gave Clanton just his third top-five finish in a WoO LMS event this season and his first since Mid-April.

The long-time series regular will now look to use the momentum of the River Cities run as a jumpstart for what he hopes is a much more productive second half of the season.

"Any time you run good you feel better," said Clanton, who's currently seventh in the WoO LMS points standings. "It gets everybody's hopes up that you're gonna start winning races. Hopefully we can get rolling and win a few soon."

RACE WITHIN A RACE: As he prepared to compete in Friday's event, Bill Mooney of Selkirk, Manitoba, acknowledged that his chances of winning the night's WoO LMS A-Main were slim. But that didn't mean that Mooney, the Canadian driver who's a frequent competitor in River Cities' weekly WISSOTA Late Model division, was taking the event lightly.

Though his WISSOTA spec-engine put him at a significant horsepower disadvantage, Mooney still had plenty of reason to keep his competitive edge with his goals set on making the A-Main lineup and finishing highest among the track's regular competitors.

"Hopefully we all make the show, but it is kinda our own race within a race," Mooney, a five-time champion of WISSOTA's Canadian region, said before the start of Friday's program. "To expect to run up front with these guys is really unrealistic, but we'd like to make the show and maybe win that race against the other local guys."

Mooney didn't ultimately win the race among area's weekly racers hometown driver Dustin Strand was the only local driver ahead of him in 15th. But he accomplished his goal of making the A-Main and finished a respectable 18th.

By making the main event, Mooney also accomplished another goal of promoting his sponsors in front of the large crowd attending the race.

"We got a car so we might as well come down here in the pits and be part of the show," Mooney said. "We have a couple local sponsors that enjoy having the car out on the track. They love to see the car out on the track when the stands are full at a big race like this."

TRAVELING BUDDIES: Jordan Yaggy was joined on the Wild West Tour by veteran Winona, Minn., driver Lance Matthees. The two teams joined forces for the tour, working out of Yaggy's hauler and acting as unofficial teammates.

"We're more or less teammates anyway," said Matthees, who made all four Wild West Tour A-Mains with a best finish of ninth at Deer Creek Speedway. "We get along great so it just made sense to kind of team up so we could both do this deal."

NEVER GIVE UP: After his stellar performance with the WoO LMS during February's Florida Speedweeks, Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., entered the Wild West Tour hoping to be a contender at all four events. But his efforts were hampered at the first three races with his only top-10 result coming in the form of a seventh-place finish at Hibbing.

Smith finally got things turned around at River Cities, where he battled with Tim McCreadie for the lead early in the feature before topping Shane Clanton and Darrell Lanigan in a back-and-forth battle to finish third.

"You just gotta keep digging when things are going bad like that," Smith said. "Your luck's not gonna change if you give up on it."

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Mobile 1, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Fuller Edges McCreadie at River Cities for First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory of the Season
New York Driver Returns to Victory Lane at Site of First Career Series Victory

Tim Fuller & Family celebrate after winning the World of Outlaws feature at River Cities Speedway. (Photo by Tim Johnson)

GRAND FORKS, S.D. July 18, 2014 A return to the site of his first career series victory was just what Tim Fuller needed to return to victory lane on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Competing at the track where he earned his breakthrough series victory during his rookie WoO LMS season in 2007, Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., overtook Tim McCreadie midway through Fridays A-Main at River Cities Speedway and turned back McCreadies late challenges to claim his first WoO LMS victory since Aug. 17, 2013.

The fifth-starting Fuller used a three-wide move to complete the winning pass as McCreadie, also of Watertown, struggled to clear traffic on lap 24 of the 50-lap race. McCreadie recovered to pressure Fuller through the closing stages of the caution-free event, but Fuller turned back each of McCreadies challenges to earn $10,050 for the 14th WoO LMS A-Main victory of his career.

To be honest, I really dont even think of this place as one of my better tracks, said Fuller, who recently returned to full-time WoO LMS competition after running roughly half of the national tours races through the first half of the season. Its not really my style of track, but for whatever reason we run good here. I guess theres something about the track that clicks with me, but I really cant tell you what it is.

Fullers Clements-powered Kennedy Motorsports Rocket Chassis crossed the finish line 0.910 seconds ahead of McCreadie, who settled for second after leading the races first 24 laps from the outside of the front row. Polesitter Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., finished third with third-starting Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., placing fourth. WoO LMS points leader Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., improved one position from his sixth starting spot to round out the races top five finishers.

Fuller put himself in contention early with a charge to third on the races opening lap. He pulling away from an early back-and-forth battle with Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., Fuller began to pressure Smith for the second spot just after lap 10 as both he and Smith closed in on McCreadie in traffic.

Fuller and Smith went back and forth for second just behind the leader before Fuller cleared Smith for good on lap 18 and set his sights on McCreadie. By lap 20, Fuller was pressuring McCreadie in traffic as Smith and Clanton battled side-by-side for third just behind the leaders.

As McCreadie struggled to find a way around the slower cars of Lance Matthees and Jordan Yaggy, Fuller took advantage to drive around both McCreadie and Yaggy to take the lead in a three-wide, race-winning move on lap 24.

Fuller opened a slight advantage after moving out front and used numerous slide jobs to clear traffic without opening the door for McCreadie.

Timmy got hung on the bottom and I wasnt leaving the top, said Fuller, who survived a lap-33 scrape with Clint Smith while attempting to put him a lap down. We had to slide lapped cars because everybody wanted to stay on the top. But we managed it and got through those guys like we needed to.

This thing looked like it had been through a demolition derby anyway, so I didnt care if I wrinkled up a quarter-panel. You just had to be rude every now and then and take it.

Fullers lap-33 contact with Clint Smith allowed McCreadie to close the gap. McCreadie kept pace with Fuller the rest of the way, but Fullers aggressive handling of traffic prevented McCreadie from making a serious bid for the lead.

I just never really had a chance, said McCreadie, who scored his third top-three finish in the past four WoO LMS events. We didnt get as many guys running side by side like they were early in the race. They all went to the cushion and left room where he could slide em. Early when I was stuck there behind them, theyre running double file and there was no room to slide them.

He did a good job. He knew what to do. When he got by me, he didnt mess around with anybody. He did it the way I shouldve done it, which was lay a fender on them. I was just being too nice to everybody and shouldve been more aggressive.

Mars faded to sixth at the finish after running as high as third early in the race. Rick Eckert or York, Pa., was seventh with Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., eighth. After going to a backup car following hot laps, Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., advanced from 18th to ninth in the main event with rookie contender Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan., rounding out the top 10 finishers.

Fridays race concluded the WoO LMS Wild West Tour. The four-race stretch took the national tour through the Upper Midwest with events at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway, Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and River Cities.

The WoO LMS returns to action Thursday, July 24 at Independence (Iowa) Speedway, before heading to Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway Friday and Saturday, July 25-26 for the $25,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Wild West Tour event at Brown County Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (5) Tim Fuller/50 $10,050
2. (2) Tim McCreadie/50 $5,650
3. (1) Brady Smith/50 $3,000
4. (3) Shane Clanton/50 $3,050
5. (6) Darrell Lanigan/50 $2,650
6. (7) Jimmy Mars/50 $1,700
7. (8) Rick Eckert/50 $2,050
8. (12) Eric Wells/50 $1,850
9 (18) Chub Frank/50 $1,950
10. (4) Chase Junghans/49 $1,900
11. (11) Frank Heckenast Jr./49 $1,600
12. (15) Morgan Bagley/49 $1,550
13. (17) Adam Hensel/49 $1,450
14. (9) Clint Smith/49 $1,450
15. (16) Dustin Strand/49 $850
16. (14) Lance Matthees/49 $900
17. (13) Boom Briggs/49 $1,320
18. (22) Bill Mooney/48 $750
19. (21) Zach Naastad/48 $730
20. (20) Jordan Yaggy/25 $700
21. (23) Gregg Hill/21 $700
22. (10) Mike Balcaen/15 $700
23. (19) Joey Pederson/14 $700
24. (24) Ward Imrie/2 $725

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 11 Mins., 35 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.910 Secs.
Yellow Flags: none
Lap Leaders: McCreadie (1-24); Fuller (25-50)
Provisional Starters: Hill (WoO LMS points), Imrie (fast qualifier)
WoO LMS Bonus Bucks Winner: Hensel ($500)
WoO LMS Rookie Bonus: Junghans ($250)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group A


1. 24-Rick Eckert/York, Pa., 13.205
2. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga., 12.452
3. 99B-Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa., 12.470
4. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, Wis., 12.480
5. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga., 12.521
6. 90-Lance Matthees/Winona, Minn., 12.651
7. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, N.Y., 12.655
8. 10-Mike Balcaen/ Winnipeg, Manitoba, 12.702
9. z17-Zach Naastad/ Northwood, N.D., 12.794
10. 33x-Adam Hensel/Baldwyn, Wis., 12.875
11. 7p-Joey Pederson/East Grand Forks, Minn., 12.941
12. 10w-Ward Imrie/ Winnipeg, Manitoba, 13.117
13. 2A-Casey Arneson/Fargo, N.D., 13.245
14. 14-Aaron Olson/ Mekinak, N.D., 13.275
15. 44m-Jeff McDonald/Forest River, N.D., 13.908
16. 84-Josh Johnson/Harwood, N.D., 14.396

Group B

1. 28m-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, Wis., 12.316
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky., 12.524
3. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y., 12.658
4. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky., 12.754
5. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas, 12.769
6. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Kan., 12.802
7. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Frankfort, Ill., 12.859
8. 71-Dustin Strand/Grand Forks, 12.986
9. 77-Jordan Yaggy/Rochester, Minn., 12.997
10. 2m-Bill Mooney/ Selkirk, Manitoba, 13.150
11. 99*Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa., 13.187
12. 9-Steve Anderson/Grand Forks, N.D., 13.257
13. T1-Tommy Corcoran/East Grand Forks, N.D., 13.323
14. 11-Troy Schill/Grand Forks, N.D., 13.359
15. 8-Gregg Hill/Eveleth, Minn., 13.441
16. 28-Jeff Provenzino/Hibbing, Minn., no time

Heat No. 1 (10 laps Top 4 Transfer): Eckert, Fuller, C.Smith, Briggs, Naastad, Pederson, Ameson, McDonald.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps Top 4 Transfer): Clanton, B. Smith, Balcaen, Matthees, Hensel, Olson, Imrie, Johnson.

Heat No. 3 (10 laps Top 4 Transfer): Mars, T-Mac, Heckenast, Bagley, Yaggy, Frank, Hill, Corcoran.

Heat No. 4 (10 laps Top 4 Transfer): Lanigan, Junghans, Wells, Strand, Mooney, Schill, Anderson.


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps Top 3 Transfer): Hensel, Pederson, Naastad, Arneson, McDonald, Johnson, Imrie, Olson.

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps Top 3 Transfer): Frank, Yaggy, Mooney, Corcoran, Andreson, Schrill, Hill, Provenzino.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Lance Matthees
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim Fuller
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim Fuller
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim Fuller
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Tim Fuller
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Lance Matthees
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Lance Matthees
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Lance Matthees
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Bill Mooney
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Jordan Yaggy
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Jordan Yaggy
Mobil 1 (20% off certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Jordan Yaggy
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Gregg Hill
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Balcaen
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Ward Imrie
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Tim Fuller
Reliable Painting (one free tire to highest pill draw for full-time WoO driver): Chase Junghans

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of July 18 21 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 3110
2. Rick Eckert 2898 (-212)
3. Tim McCreadie 2882 (-228)
4. Morgan Bagley 2812 (-298)
5. Chub Frank 2784 (-326)
6. Eric Wells 2726(-384)
7. Shane Clanton 2722 (-388)
8. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 2666 (-444)
9. Clint Smith 2614 (-496)
10. Chase Junghans 2516(-594)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 2466 (-644)
12. Tim Fuller 1600 (-1510)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Lanigan Turns Back McCreadie & Bagley to Win World of Outlaws Late Model Series Return to Brown County Speedway
Series Points Leader Survives Challenges to Score Ninth Victory of 2014

ABERDEEN, S.D. July 15, 2014 Darrell Lanigan may have led every lap of Tuesday nights World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Brown County Speedway, but collecting his ninth A-Main victory of the season was far from easy for the two-time series champion and current points leader.

Lanigan, 44, of Union, Ky., survived heavy pressure from Tim McCreadie midway through the 50-lap race and later turned back Morgan Bagleys late charge to claim his second consecutive series victory in front of near-capacity crowd at the third-mile oval that hosted its first WoO LMS event since 2008.

Lanigan, who also won Sundays A-Main at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., led by 1.097 seconds at the finish in claiming the third of four races on the WoO LMS Wild West Tour.

The car was good tonight, just got stuck in that lapped traffic a little bit, said Lanigan, who added to his lead atop the national tours all-time wins list with his 62nd career WoO LMS victory. McCreadie got up there on the outside of me and I had to move up a little bit. The car got better once I moved up and it definitely got better at the end.

Advancing from his seventh starting spot, Bagley of Tyler, Texas, pressured Lanigan following the races only restart with 10 laps remaining. But the second-year WoO LMS competitor again came up one position short of claiming his first series victory in finishing runner-up to Lanigan for the second straight race.

Fifth-starting McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., was third at the finish after recovering from near disaster when he slipped over the banking while attempting to drive around Lanigan on lap 33. Third-starting Rick Eckert or York, Pa., finished fourth while sixth-starting Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., rounded out the top in a race slowed by one caution.

McCreadie gave Lanigan his biggest challenge when he chased down the leader in traffic just before the races halfway point. McCreadie took multiple looks under Lanigan amid heavy traffic between laps 25 and 30 before switching to the high groove once the leaders reached clear track.

McCreadies high line appeared to be quicker than Lanigans lane around the bottom of the track, but his bid to take the lead was denied when Lanigan also switched to the high side entering turn one on lap 33.

Lanigans abrupt lane switch forced McCreadie up the track and over the banking, effectively ending his chance at victory even though he maintained control of his car and drove back on the racetrack in the fourth position.

McCreadie recovered to move by Eckert for third late in the race but couldnt run down Lanigan and Bagley in the closing laps. He settled for third but wasnt pleased with the lap-33 incident.

Hes doing whatever it takes to win and thats what we gotta start doing I guess, said McCreadie, whos currently third in the WoO LMS points standings with just one victory on the year. Its tough. Sometimes its like hes got eyes in the back of his head. I never wouldve thought he couldve went to the top when I poked him on the bottom for five laps. But hes good right now; we just gotta get better.

Lanigan said he was aware that McCreadie was looking to his outside, but he felt he had moved back ahead of his challenger before making his move to the top groove.

I knew it was close, but I thought I had him clear there when I moved up, Lanigan said. I dont think I touched him. I think he kind of ran out of room up there and went over the lip a little bit. The lips really bad when you get to the top up there.

Continuing his upswing on the series, Bagley, last years runner-up in the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year chase, notched his third straight top-five finish and his sixth top-10 result in the past seven series races. He was happy to score another solid finish but frustrated to once again fall just shy of a breakthrough victory.

Maybe one night the tables will turn and you can talk to me first and Darrell second, Bagley told WoO LMS announcer Ben Shelton during his post-race interview. We got a good program working here, just trying to stick with it and do a little fine tuning and not get too far out of the ballpark.

Fast qualifier Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., who won the Wild West Tour opener at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway on July 10, notched his third straight top-10 finish on the tour with a sixth-place performance. Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., was seventh, while leading series rookie Frank Heckenast Jr. placed eighth. Second-starting Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., dropped to ninth at the finish with hometown driver Kent Arment rounding out the top 10.

The races only caution occurred with 40 laps complete when Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., slowed woes on the front straightaway before heading to the pit area.

With three of four Wild West Tour events complete, World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors head north to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Wild West Tour finale Friday night. The $10,000-to-win event is the tours only stop in North Dakota this season.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws. 

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Wild West Tour event at Brown County Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,575
2. (7) Morgan Bagley/50 $5,550
3. (5) Tim McCreadie/50 $3,500
4. (3) Rick Eckert/50 $3,050
5. (6) Tim Fuller/50 $2,050
6. (10) Jimmy Mars/50 $1,700
7. (4) Chub Frank/50 $2,050
8. (15) Frank Heckenast Jr./50 $2,100
9. (2) Eric Wells/50 $1,750
10. (13) Kent Arment/50 $1,600
11. (8) Brady Smith/49 $1,150
12. (9) David McDonald/49 $1,000
13. (17) Chase Junghans/49 $1,500
14. (21) Clint Smith/49 $1,450
15. (12) Jordan Yaggy/49 $950
16. (11) Boom Briggs/49 $1,350
17. (16) Lance Matthees/47 $770
18. (19) Chad Becker/44 $750
19. (24) Mike Stadel/44 $730
20. (20) Shane Clanton/39 $1,250
21. (23) Brian Diede/35 $700
22. (14) John Winge/32 $700
23. (22) Dustin Virkus/20 $700
24. (18) Pat Weisgram/10 $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 16 Mins., 02Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.097 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 1 (lap 40)
Lap Leaders: Lanigan (1-50)
Provisional Starters: Diede, Stadel
WoO LMS Bonus Bucks Winner: Ament ($500)
WoO LMS Rookie Bonus: Heckenast ($250)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 28m-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, Wis., 13.205
2. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky., 13.210
3. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa., 13.237
4. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y., 13.257
5. 99B-Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa., 13.272
6. 77-Jordan Yaggy/Rochester, Minn., 13.336
7. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky., 13.336
8. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa., 13.404
9. 52x-David McDonald/Huron, S.D., 13.410
10. 90-Lance Matthees/Winona, Minn., 13.422
11. 17j-John Winge/Sioux Falls, S.D., 13.533
12. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, N.Y., 13.660
13. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas, 13.685
14. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Frankfort, Ill., 13.692
15. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, Wis., 13.718
16. 1QT-Brian Diede/Huron, S.D., 13.746
17. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga., 13.787
18. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Kan., 13.788
19. 32-Pat Weisgram/Aberdeen, S.D., 13.839
20. 9-Kent Arment/Aberdeen, S.D., 13.875
21. 12-Chad Becker/Aberdeen, S.D., 13.964
22. 81-Mike Stadel/Rapid City, S.D., 14.001
23. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga., 14.115
24. 60-Dustin Virkus/Clarkfield, Minn., 14.134
25. 2s-Josh Skorczewski/Aberdeen, S.D., 14.172
26. 14-Shane Brick/Aberdeen, S.D., 14.527

Heat No. 1 (10 laps Top 6 Transfer): Lanigan, T-Mac, Bagley, Mars, Arment, Matthees, Clanton, C.Smith, Brick.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps Top 6 Transfer): Frank, Wells, B.Smith, Briggs, Winge, Junghans, Becker, Virkus, Thomas.

Heat No. 3 (10 laps Top 6 Transfer): Fuller, Eckert, McDonald, Yaggy, Heckenast, Wiesgram, Stadel, Skorczewski.

B-Main (12 laps Top 4 Transfer): Becker, Clanton, C.Smith, Virkus, Skorczewski, Brick, Thomas, Stadel, Diede.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Jordan Yaggy
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Morgan Bagley
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Fuller
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main):Brady Smith
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Jordan Yaggy
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Jordan Yaggy
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Stadel
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Tim Fuller

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of July 15 20 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 2970
2. Rick Eckert 2762 (-208)
3. Tim McCreadie 2736 (-234)
4. Morgan Bagley 2686 (-284)
5. Chub Frank 2652 (-318)
6. Eric Wells 2592(-378)
7. Shane Clanton 2580 (-390)
8. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 2538 (-432)
9. Clint Smith 2492 (-478)
10. Chase Junghans 2386 (-584)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 2350 (-620)
12. Tim Fuller 1450 (-1520)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Fuller Aims to Continue World of Outlaws Late Model Series Resurgence as Wild West Tour Concludes at Brown County and River Cities
Back on Tour, New York Driver Returns to Site of First WoO LMS Victory

ABERDEEN, S.D. July 14, 2014 Tim Fuller is enjoying his return to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

After missing much of the first half of national tours 2014 campaign, Fuller, 46, of Watertown, N.Y., has returned to the series and is hitting his stride just as he prepares to visit the site of his first-ever series victory. In winding down the four-race WoO LMS Wild West Tour, Fuller heads for Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on Tuesday (July 15) and River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday (July 18).

I dont know if Ive been this excited to race in years, said Fuller, who competed full time with the WoO LMS from 2008 through 2013 before his ride with Kennedy Motorsports briefly took him in a different direction to start the 2014 season. Im happy to be back running with these guys and my cars good. When youre happy and you have a good car you want to race and you look forward to going racing.

The return to River Cities could be just what Fuller needs to spark a rejuvenation in a career that has sputtered in recent seasons. The 3/10-mile oval gave Fuller his breakthrough WoO LMS victory during his first full Late Model season in 2007, providing a catalyst to get his Late Model career rolling as he transitioned from big-block modifieds.

You always remember your first win, said Fuller, who claimed multiple big-block modified championships in the Northeast before beginning the switch to Late Models in 2005. Theyre all tough to get, but I definitely remember that first one plain as day. It was good; it was a special moment and really let me know I could do this Late Model racing deal.

Fuller went on to claim the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year title in 2007 and added two more A-Main victories in 2008 before exploding with seven series triumphs in 2009 on his way to a career-best fourth-place finish in the WoO LMS championship chase.

But 2009 has so far proved to be Fullers high-water mark on the WoO LMS. He added two more victories in 2010, but his performance declined beginning with a 2011 season that was marked by uncertainty surrounding his future in Late Model racing. Fuller, who parted ways with Gypsum Racing team owner John Wight early in 2011 and fielded his own underfunded team until landing a ride with Kennedy Motorsports late in 2012, has struggled to return to his previous performance level, going winless in WoO LMS action in 2011 and 2012 and winning just once in 2013.

But Fuller has shown plenty of promise in his recent return to the WoO LMS. Rejoining the national tour at Junes Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Fuller recorded three top-10 finishes during the extended race weekend, finishing sixth in both Firecracker 100 preliminary events before posting an eighth-place result in the $30,000-to-win finale.

Fuller had another strong run going in the Wild West Tour opener at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway on Thursday (July 10), advancing from 16th to seventh before getting turned around midway through the race.

Fuller rebounded during Sundays Wild West Tour stop at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with his best WoO LMS performance since his most recent series victory in August of last season. After lowering Deer Creeks Late Model track record in earning the nights fast time honors, Fuller notched a solid third-place finish in Sundays NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 A-Main.

Fuller hopes Fridays trip to River Cities will continue his resurgence and set the stage for as successful second half of the season as he looks to build momentum for a full-time WoO LMS campaign in 2015.

We havent won as many as what we want here lately, but were getting closer, said Fuller. Sometimes it takes something like that maybe to get wheels in motion. You go to a place like that where it all started and you never know, it could happen again.

Were really looking at getting ourselves in position where we jump a couple spots in points before the end of the season. That helps for 2015 to be up in points and being guaranteed provisionals to start the year. Im excited to be back, so we want to do the best we can with it.

In returning to WoO LMS action, Fuller has also worked through a chassis switch. After driving a Capital Race Car in 2013, Fuller has switched back to the Rocket Chassis cars he spent much of his Late Model career driving. It took some time for Fuller to readjust to a Rocket car, but after following the advice of Rocket Chassis Mark Richards and Matt Barnes, Fuller has things rolling in the right direction.

Its been a crazy year with us switching cars and everything, said Fuller. I tried to do some things that werent working relating back to the Capital car. But this thing here is a totally different creature. Now, Ive just stuck with things that Mark (Richards) and Matt Barnes (both of Rocket Chassis) were talking about.

Weve stuck to the gameplan and weve really been pretty good everywhere. It was tough at first, but weve been getting better and better. Weve been good right out of the box every racetrack weve raced at lately, so Im looking forward to every racetrack we go to.

While his past performance at River Cities has Fuller optimistic he can run well on Friday, he has just one previous result to draw on for Tuesdays race at Brown County. The third-mile oval welcomes the WoO LMS for the first time since hosting a Wild West Tour race in 2008, an event in which Fuller was hampered by mechanical woes.

Even with his limited experience at Brown County, Fuller is looking forward to the Tuesdays event, just as he looks forward to every race enters right now.

I look forward to going (to Brown County). I dont remember much about it, but each and every race right now is a pleasure, Fuller said. Weve been running good and now we just need to get through and win. You hang around the top five long enough and youre gonna eventually win some races. You get a win and usually things just seem to keep going good. Maybe thats all we need. Weve done it before, so maybe we can do it again.

Tuesdays action at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., gets underway at 7:30 p.m., while Fridays action on River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., gets started with hot laps at 6:30 and qualifying at 7. For more information on Brown County Speedway, visit www.bcspeedway.com.  For more information on River Cities Speedway, visit www.rivercitiesspeedway.com

For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.  Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Jimmy Owens Edges Scott Bloomquist on Second Night
of Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100 Weekend
Stage set for Saturday’s $30,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model showcase

SARVER, Pa. - June 27, 2014 - Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., turned back a furious late-race challenge from Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., to capture Friday night's 30-lap Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com preliminary feature at Lernerville Speedway.

Making his first appearance at the four-tenths-mile oval in five years, Owens raced off the pole position to lead the entire distance. But he didn't secure his first-ever triumph at Lernerville and the eighth World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory of his career until surviving a scare of his own doing and a strong last-lap bid from Bloomquist.

After Owens, 42, nearly slipped over Lernerville's turn-two berm on lap 19 while holding a comfortable lead of over 2.5 seconds, he didn't make another mistake. He stuck strong to the outside lane and held off Bloomquist to win by 0.510 of a second.

"We had an excellent car all night long," said Owens, who earned $6,050 for his first WoO LMS victory since Nov. 2, 2012, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. "The high side was gone (in the final laps) and I wanted to move down, but we were so successful up there you just hated to move. We just stayed with it and held on."

Bloomquist, 50, settled for his second runner-up finish in as many nights. He chased the designer of Owens's Club 29 chassis, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., across the finish line in Thursday night's Firecracker 100 preliminary feature.

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., advanced from the seventh starting spot to finish third, nearly three seconds behind the victor. Two-time Firecracker 100 winner Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., moved forward from the ninth starting spot to place fourth and third-starter Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., placed fifth for his third top-five finish in his last four WoO LMS starts.

Owens admitted following the race that his designs on victory flashed before his eyes when he got too high on lap 19, but he quickly realized he still had control of the event.

"I entered that corner just like always but them crumbs were up there and I just slid off the track a little bit," said Owens. "I knew we had a pretty good lead when we didn't lose the lead (on lap 19)."

Owens's checkered flag assured him of a pole starting spot in a heat race during Saturday night's Firecracker 100 finale. He feels good about his chances for winning the $30,000 top prize.

"We'll give it a whirl and see what we can come up with," Owens said of his plans for Saturday night.

Bloomquist placed himself alongside Owens as a Firecracker favorite after his second consecutive contending run.

"We were good," said Bloomquist, who also assured himself a pole starting spot on Saturday night. "We fell a little short at the end, but the thing that makes me really happy is that tomorrow is a hundred laps and we were getting better."

Lanigan had a rare off night on the WoO LMS, finishing 11th after starting 18th. It was his first finish outside the top 10 in 16 events this season, but he still extended his points lead to 164 points over Rick Eckert of York, Pa., who finished 17th after using a provisional to start the A-Main.

Just two caution flags slowed the feature - on lap 11 when Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill, Pa., and Jared Miley of South Park, Pa., tangled in turn one, and on lap 24 when Russ King of Bristolville, Ohio, slowed on the track.

Fifty-five cars were signed in for the second straight night.

Lernerville regular John Garvin Jr. of Sarver, Pa., was the overall fastest qualifier in the split Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, turning a lap of 16.849 seconds.

Heat winners were Owens, Frank, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., Bloomquist, Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., and Zeigler. The B-Mains were captured by Miley, Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., Davey Johnson of Latrobe, Pa.

The Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com concludes on Saturday (June 28) with a program that includes heat races, B-Mains, the Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifiers' race and the 100-lap finale. Race time is set for 7:35 p.m.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Results of WoO Late Model Series Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com Preliminary A-Main No. 2 at Lernerville Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Jimmy Owens/30 $6,050
2. (2) Scott Bloomquist/30 $3,150
3. (7) Tim McCreadie/30 $2,150
4. (9) Jimmy Mars/30 $1,750
5. (4) Chub Frank/30 $1,650
6. (3) Tim Fuller/30 $1,250
7. (22) John Blankenship/30 $1,150
8. (12) Kent Robinson/30 $1,650
9. (20) Austin Hubbard/30 $1,050
10. (10) Austin Hubbard/30 $1,000
11. (18) Darrell Lanigan/30 $1,050
12. (17) Dan Stone/30 $875
13. (8) Shane Clanton/30 $900
14. (21) Davey Johnson/30 $725
15. (13) John Garvin Jr./30 $750
16. (23) Morgan Bagley/30 $730
17. (25) Rick Eckert/30 $820
18. (27) Clint Smith/30 $160
19. (11) Frank Heckenast Jr./30 $940
20. (15) Eric Jacobsen/30 $620
21. (26) Eric Wells/30 $650
22. (24) Chase Junghans/30 $600
23. (28) Boom Briggs/30 $160
24. (14) Russ King/24 $600
25. (6) Mike Marlar/12 $600
26. (16) Gregg Satterlee/12 $625
27. (5) Mason Zeigler/11 $600
28. (19) Jared Miley/11 $600

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 17 Mins., 57.270 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.510 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 2 (laps 11, 24)
Lap Leaders: Owens (1-30)
Provisional Starters: Eckert, Wells (WoO points); Briggs, Smith (WoO emergency) Rookie of the Race: Heckenast ($250) WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Robinson ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group 'A'

1. J4-John Garvin/Sarver, PA 16.849
2. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.875
3. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.907
4. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 16.914
5. 29K-Garrett Krummert/Butler, PA 16.935
6. 25b-Mike Benedum/Salem, WV 16.986
7. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 17.016
8. 99B-Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 17.021
9. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 17.064
10. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 17.105
11. 56-Russ King/Bristolville, OH 17.134
12. 5-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 17.156
13. 9K-Mike Knight/Ripley, NY 17.218
14. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 17.237
15. 20d-Doug Drown/Wooster, OH 17.32
16. 21-Tony Musolino II/Pittsburgh, PA 17.331
17. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 17.348
18. 72-Michael Norris/Sarver, PA 17.37
19. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 17.422
20. H1-Jared Miley/South Park, PA 17.446
21. 111-Max Blair/Titusville, PA 17.448
22. 37-Brian Tavenner/Winchester, VA 17.481
23. 10L-Gary Lyle/Leechburg, PA 17.548
24. 10-Alex Ferree/Saxonburg, PA 17.634
25. 1c-Mike Pegher Jr./Wexford, PA 17.709
26. 16-Matt Cochran/Williamsport, PA 17.847
27. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 17.9
28. 57-Bo Lockwood/Brookville, PA 17.937

Group 'B'

1. 6-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 16.873
2. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 17.195
3. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 17.245
4. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 17.303
5. 2-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 17.407
6. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 17.415
7. 66-Justin Kann/Hesston, PA 17.541
8. 99Jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Frankfurt, IL 17.567
9. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 17.607
10. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Indiana, PA 17.622
11. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 17.633
12. 1-Rick Eckert/York, PA 17.665
13. 11-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 17.843
14. 44H-Dave Hess Jr./Waterford, PA 17.872
15. 1J-Davey Johnson/Latrobe, PA 17.905
16. 88-Chuck Sarver/W. Sunbury, PA 17.907
17. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 17.93
18. c33-Chris Casner/Mifflintown, PA 18.043
19. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 18.099
20. 48-John Flinner Jr./Zelionople, PA 18.149
21. 75-Colton Flinner/Allison Park, PA 18.168
22. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 18.297
23. 14-Dan Angelicchio/Mt. Pleasant, PA 18.413
24. 29s-Ken Schaltenbrand/Sarver, PA 18.453
25. 66-Todd Bachman/Natrona Heights, PA 18.469
26. 79-Mike Altobelli/Saxton, PA 18.563
27. 7x-Herman Bertolini/Creighton, PA 18.707

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Owens, McCreadie, Garvin, Blankenship, Knight, C. Smith, Pegher, Musolino, Tavenner, Lockwood
Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Frank, Clanton, King, Miley, Wells, Krummert, Cochran, Briggs, Lyle
Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Marlar, Mars, Jacobsen, Benedum, Ferree, Drown, Blair, Norris, Roberts
Heat No. 4 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Bloomquist, Davenport, Satterlee, Hubbard, Bagley, Coffey, Kann, Sarver, Bachman
Heat No. 5 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Fuller, Heckenast, Stone, Hess, Junghans, Angelicchio, Altobelli, McDowell, J. Flinner
Heat No. 6 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Zeigler, Robinson, Lanigan, Eckert, D. Johnson, Schaltenbrand, Casner, C. Flinner, Bertolini
B-Main No. 1 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Miley, Blankenship, Knight, Wells, Cochran, Smith, Pegher, Krummert, Tavenner, Lyle, Musolino, Lockwood, Briggs
B-Main No. 2 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Hubbard, Bagley, Benedum, Ferree, Drown, Coffey, Blair, Kann, Roberts, Norris, Sarver, Bachman
B-Main No. 3 (12 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Johnson, Junghans, Eckert, Hess, Schaltenbrand, Angelicchio, J. Flinner, Altobelli, Bertolini, Casner, C. Flinner (DNS) McDowell

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Jimmy Owens
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Jimmy Owens
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Scott Bloomquist
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Jimmy Owens
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Kent Robinson
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Dan Stone
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): John Garvin Jr.
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Gregg Satterlee
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Scott Bloomquist
Reliable Painting (one free tire): Rick Eckert

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of June 27 - 16 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 2376
2. Rick Eckert 2212 (-164)
3. Tim McCreadie 2202 (-174)
4. Shane Clanton 2140 (-236)
5. Chub Frank 2126 (-250)
6. Morgan Bagley 2114 (-262)
7. Eric Wells 2068 (-308)
8. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 2014 (-362)
9. Clint Smith 2008 (-368)
10. Chase Junghans 1914 (-462)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 1876 (-500)
12. Mike Marlar 1198 (-1178)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Lanigan Opens Firecracker 100 Weekend With First-Ever Victory At Lernerville Speedway
Kentucky Driver Continues Torrid Pace On World of Outlaws Late Model Series

SARVER, PA — Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., kicked off the eighth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com weekend in fine fashion, powering past Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., for the lead on lap 21 and marching on to victory in Thursday night’s 30-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series preliminary A-Main at Lernerville Speedway.

Lanigan, 43, continued his mastery of the 2014 WoO LMS campaign, winning his second straight event and for the sixth time in 15 starts. His already comfortable lead in the national tour’s points standings ballooned to 152 points over Rick Eckert of York, Pa., who finished 10th.

The race also marked Lanigan’s long-awaited first-ever triumph at Lernerville, a four-tenths-mile oval where he’s come frustratingly close to a checkered flag on numerous occasions. He’s been the runner-up in the Firecracker 100 in four of the last six years, so he hopes reaching the finish line first in the weekend’s first preliminary feature is a good omen for Saturday night’s $30,000-to-win spectacular.

“It’s good to finally get a win here,” said Lanigan, who earned $6,150 for his 59th career WoO LMS triumph. “Now we’re really looking forward to tomorrow night (the second preliminary program) and Saturday night. We have a real good car so I think we have a good shot at it.”

Lanigan started from the pole position, but his route to the checkered flag was far from easy. He was outgunned for the lead at the initial green flag by outside polesitter Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., and fell to third behind Bloomquist on a lap-nine restart, but he battled back to grab second from Davenport on lap 19 and slide underneath Bloomquist for the lead on lap 21.

“We fell to second there on the (original) start and then Bloomer got that outside on the (lap-nine) restart and got by us,” Lanigan said. “I just never got a good start, but I felt like we had a good enough car to get back by those guys and in the end we did.”

Bloomquist, 50, battled forward from the fourth starting spot to grab the lead from race-long pacesetter Davenport on lap 19, but he couldn’t hold off Lanigan. The two-time Firecracker 100 champion was able to repel a late challenge from Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., to secure a second-place finish, 1.462 seconds behind Lanigan.

“The car was so tight that I was having to pitch the car sideways and kind of get it drifting going in the corner so it didn’t push,” said Bloomquist. “But now that we have one night under our belt we’ll kind of go back and reanalyze everything. We just were extremely tight out there, so we’ll free the car up a little bit so we won’t need that much slide to turn it tomorrow.”

Owens, making his first Firecracker 100 appearance in five years, placed third after slipping by Davenport on lap 27 and seeing his last-ditch bid to overtake Bloomquist fall short. Davenport, who started outside of Lanigan on the front row and outgunned the eventual winner for the lead at the initial green flag, slipped to fourth at the finish and seventh-starter Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., completed the top five.

Just two caution flags slowed the race, both for stopped cars. Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., broke a driveshaft on lap nine and Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., came to a stop on the backstretch on lap 17.

Marlar topped the 55-car field in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, turning a lap of 16.221 seconds in Group 1 that was the overall fastest of the night.

Heat winners were Owens, Bloomquist, Doug Drown of Wooster, Ohio, Davenport, Lanigan and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del. The B-Mains were captured by Jared Miley of South Park, Pa., Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Pa., and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga.

The Firecracker 100 weekend continues on Friday night (June 27) with another full program topped by a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win feature. Hot laps are at 6:50 p.m., time trials at 7:15 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Results of WoO Late Model Series Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com Preliminary A-Main No. 1 at Lernerville Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Darrell Lanigan/30 $6,150
2. (4) Scott Bloomquist/30 $3,200
3. (4) Jimmy Owens/30 $2,050
4. (2) Jonathan Davenport/30 $1,750
5. (7) Mike Marlar/30 $1,500
6. (8) Tim Fuller/30 $1,250
7. (19) Jared Miley/30 $1,300
8. (15) Alex Ferree/30 $1,150
9. (9) Morgan Bagley/30 $1,100
10. (12) Rick Eckert/30 $1,200
11. (22) Tim McCreadie/30 $1,050
12. (6) Doug Drown/30 $875
13. (21) Dale McDowell/30 $750
14. (5) Austin Hubbard/30 $725
15. (16) Max Blair/30 $700
16. (25) Eric Wells/30 $730
17. (10) John Blanenship/30 $670
18. (23) Chub Frank/30 $710
19. (18) Shane Clanton/30 $690
20. (20) Dave Hess Jr./30 $620
21. (26) Frankie Heckenast Jr./30 $900
22. (24) Boom Briggs/30 $650
23. (27) Clint Smith/30 $160
24. (11) Mason Zeigler/30 $600
25. (28) Chase Junghans/29 $160
26. (13) Mike Knight/21 $600
27. (17) Dan Stone/17 $600
28. (14) Kent Robinson/8 $600

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 12 Mins., 58.909 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.462 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 2 (laps 9, 17)
Lap Leaders: Davenport (1-18); Bloomquist (19-20); Lanigan (21-30)
Provisional Starters: Wells, Heckenast (WoO points); Junghans (WoO emergency)
Rookie of the Race: Heckenast ($250)
WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Miley ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group ‘A’


1. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.221
2. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 16.425
3. 20d-Doug Drown/Wooster, OH 16.631
4. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 16.75
5. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 16.792
6. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 16.805
7. J4-John Garvin/Sarver, PA 16.858
8. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.883
9. 10-Alex Ferree/Saxonburg, PA 16.961
10. 21-Tony Musolino II/Pittsburgh, PA 16.987
11. H1-Jared Miley/South Park, PA 16.994
12. 99Jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Frankfurt, IL 17.04
13. 1J-Davey Johnson/Latrobe, PA 17.177
14. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 17.181
15. 44H-Dave Hess Jr./Waterford, PA 17.19
16. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 17.199
17. 56-Russ King/Bristolville, OH 17.251
18. 66-Todd Bachman/Natrona Heights, PA 17.338
19. 5-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 17.388
20. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 17.474
21. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 17.48
22. 9K-Mike Knight/Ripley, NY 17.512
23. 14-Dan Angelicchio/Mt. Pleasant, PA 17.53
24. 48-John Flinner Jr./Zelionople, PA 17.542
25. c33-Chris Casner/Mifflintown, PA 17.575
26. 37-Brian Tavenner/Winchester, VA 17.773
27. 75-Colton Flinner/Allison Park, PA 17.803
28. 10L-Gary Lyle/Leechburg, PA 17.935

Group ‘B’

1. 6-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 16.543
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.845
3. 11-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 16.921
4. 25b-Mike Benedum/Salem, WV 17.014
5. 2-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 17.02
6. 66-Justin Kann/Hesston, PA 17.027
7. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Indiana, PA 17.101
8. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 17.117
9. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 17.12
10. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 17.169
11. 29K-Garrett Krummert/Butler, PA 17.199
12. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 17.22
13. 111-Max Blair/Titusville, PA 17.237
14. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 17.251
15. 1-Rick Eckert/York, PA 17.326
16. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 17.495
17. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 17.606
18. 72-Michael Norris/Sarver, PA 17.608
19. 88-Chuck Sarver/W. Sunbury, PA 17.649
20. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 17.656
21. 99B-Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 17.683
22. 1c-Mike Pegher Jr./Wexford, PA 17.691
23. 16-Matt Cochran/Williamsport, PA 18.01
24. 7x-Herman Bertolini/Creighton, PA 18.04
25. 79-Mike Altobelli/Saxton, PA 18.132
26. 29s-Ken Schaltenbrand/Sarver, PA 18.157
27. 57-Bo Lockwood/Brookville, PA 18.391

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Owens, Marlar, Knight, Garvin, McCreadie, Casner, Lyle, Mussolino, D. Johnson, Jacobsen

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Bloomquist, Fuller, Robinson, Miley, Wells, Angellicchio, King, Roberts, Tavenner

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Drown, Bagley, Ferree, Hess, Heckenast, Bachman, C. Smith, J. Flinner, C. Flinner

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Davenport, Blankenship, Blair, Satterlee, Frank, Benedum, Pegher, Altobelli, Sarver

Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Lanigan, Zeigler, Stone, McDowell, Mars, Krummert, Schaltenbrand, Cochran, Junghans

Heat No. 6 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Hubbard, Eckert, Clanton, Kann, Briggs, Coffey, Norris, Lockwood, Bertolini

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Miley, McCreadie, Wells, Garvin, King, Angellicchio, Casner, Jacobsen, Mussolino, Tavenner, Lyle, D. Johnson, Roberts

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Hess, Frank, Satterlee, Benedum, Heckenast, C. Smith, Bachman, Pegher, J. Flinner, Sarver, Altobelli, C. Flinner

B-Main No. 3 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): McDowell, Briggs, Mars, Krummert, Norris, Schaltenbrand, Cochran, Kann, Junghans, Bertolini, Coffey, Lockwood

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Jimmy Owens
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Jimmy Owens
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Scott Bloomquist
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Jared Miley
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Scott Bloomquist
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Jared Miley
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Jared Miley
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Alex Ferree
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Doug Drown
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Dave Hess Jr.
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certicate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Dave Hess Jr.
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Scott Bloomquist
Reliable Painting (one free tire): Rick Eckert

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of June 26 – 15 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 2248
2. Rick Eckert 2096 (-152)
3. Tim McCreadie 2058 (-190)
4. Shane Clanton 2016 (-232)
5. Morgan Bagley 1996 (-252)
6. Chub Frank 1986 (-262)
7. Eric Wells 1960 (-288)
8. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 1902 (-346)
9. Clint Smith 1894 (-354)
10. Chase Junghans 1808 (-440)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 1772 (-476)
12. Brandon Sheppard 1156 (-1092)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 


Darrell Lanigan Overtakes Chub Frank at Big Diamond for Fifth World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win of the Season
Stage set for Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com Thursday-Friday-Saturday at Lernerville Speedway

By Kevin Kovac

FORESTVILLE, Pa. - June 24 - Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., overtook race-long pacesetter Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., for the lead on lap 25 and marched on to capture Tuesday's World of Outlaws Late Model Series Diamond Shine 40 at Big Diamond Raceway.

The 43-year-old Lanigan continued his relentless pursuit of a third career WoO LMS championship, padding his already healthy points lead with his series-leading fifth victory of the 2014 season and the 58th of his career. He earned $8,650 for his second triumph in three career starts at the 3/8-mile oval in Pennsylvania's coal region, which hosted the national tour for the first time in five years.

"We've got an A-plus season going right now," said Lanigan, who has 13 top-10 finishes in 14 WoO LMS starts this season. "The piece (Club 29 Race Car) we built and designed has been unbelievable since we brought it out of the box in February, so I couldn't ask for nothing better."

Lanigan, who won the inaugural WoO LMS event at Big Diamond in 2008, swept Tuesday night's program. He set fast time in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, won a heat race and stormed to the feature win, which kept him as the only repeat winner on the tour this season.

Starting third in the 40-lap A-Main, Lanigan passed Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., for second on a lap-11 restart and settled in behind the 51-yearold Frank, who started second and grabbed the lead at the initial green flag. Finally, on lap 25, Lanigan surged by Frank to assume command for good.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., sailed around the outside of Frank to take second place on a lap-26 restart and drew close to Lanigan for a short time, but Lanigan's inside line was too much for Eckert to overcome. The home-state driver finished second, 1.430 seconds behind the winner.

Frank settled for a third-place finish, with 10th-starter Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., placing fourth and Wells, who started from the pole, completing the top five.

"I just had to wait to get to (lapped) traffic there," said Lanigan. "Chub was pretty good, but our car was pretty good and it was getting better toward the end of the race. Then he kind of chose the wrong line when he got to traffic and we got by him."

Eckert, 48, made a gallant attempt to challenge Lanigan riding the high side of the track, but his bid fell short.

"The bottom started picking up by the time I got to Darrell," said Eckert, who was seeking his first WoO LMS victory since joining the Rocket Chassis house car team in late April. "It started to rubber a little bit, and I just couldn't keep running up there anymore. That end (turns three and four) got so dirty too that I'd just float the whole car on exit.

"We had a great car, and I found something up top to get up to second. We just couldn't get all the way to the front though."

Seeking to end a WoO LMS winless streak dating back to August 2009, Frank led the race's first 24 laps but couldn't stay up front to the finish. He still recorded his second consecutive podium finish on the tour.

"I really didn't feel that good, but nobody was catching us for the first half of the race," said Frank, who finished second in the Jackpot 100 on May 25 at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway. "I think when I got in behind somebody (in traffic) it was dirty (air), and I didn't feel right and Darrell got by us.

"I could see where we could adjust the car, so at least we held on to get a good finish."

Three caution flags slowed the race: for Ben Whitaker's turn-four spin on lap 11; Boom Briggs slowing on lap 26; and Chase Junghans slowing with a flat tire on lap 36.

Thirty-one cars entered the event.

Lanigan was fastest in qualifying with a lap of 15.968 seconds, and he joined Wells and Shane Clanton as heat winners.

The WoO LMS next heads to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., June 26-28 for the eighth Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com. Two preliminary programs topped by 30-lap features paying $6,000 to win will be followed the headline $30,000-to-win 100-lapper on Saturday.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Diamond Shines 40 at Big Diamond Raceway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (3) Darrell Lanigan/40 $8,650
2. (7) Rick Eckert/40 $4,650
3. (2) Chub Frank/40 $3,250
4. (10) Dan Stone/40 $2,400
5. (1) Eric Wells/40 $2,550
6. (4) Shane Clanton/40 $2,150
7. (5) Jason Covert/40 $1,900
8. (14) Tim McCreadie/40 $2,000
9. (11) Frank Heckenast Jr./40 $2,000
10. (9) Morgan Bagley/40 $1,650
11. (18) Vic Coffey/40 $1,000
12. (8) Clint Smith/40 $1,450
13. (13) Jeff Rine/40 $850
14. (20) Dylan Yoder/40 $950
15. (17) Bryan Bernheisel/40 $750
16. (15) Matt Cochran/40 $700
17. (16) Scott Haus/40 $660
18. (11) Boom Briggs/40 $1,190
19. (12) Chase Junghans/40 $1,170
20. (19) Pancho Lawler/40 $610
21. (24) Tim Wilson/39 $600
22. (21) Ben Whitaker/22 $600
23. (23) Luke Hoffner/2 $600
24. (22) Andy Haus/0 $675

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 19 Mins., 22.843 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.493 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 3 (laps 11, 26, 35)
Lap Leaders: Frank (1-24); Lanigan (25-40) Provisional Starters: Hoffner, Wilson WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Covert ($500) WoO LMS Rookie of the Race: Heckenast ($250)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 15.968
2. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.179
3. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 16.361
4. 99B-Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 16.379
5. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.403
6. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 16.405
7. 1-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.467
8 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.542
9. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 16.546
10. 21D-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.592
11. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.622
12. 72-Jason Covert/York Haven, PA 16.8
13. 2J-Jeff Rine/Danville, PA 16.818
14. 99Jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Frankfurt, IL 16.828
15. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.841
16. 21-Scott Haus/Hamburg, PA 16.872
17. 15-Luke Hoffner/Turbotville, PA 17.039
18. 76-Andy Haus/Easton, PA 17.082
19. 119B-Bryan Bernheisel/Jonestown, PA 17.131
20. 3-Tim Wilson/McClure, PA 17.187
21. 16-Matt Cochran/Williamsport, PA 17.255
22. 118-Sean Merkel/Boyertown, PA 17.276
23. 93-Pancho Lawler/Glenville, PA 17.31
24. 4s-Danny Snyder/Green Lane, PA 17.376
25. 13x-Ben Whitaker/Scott, PA 17.407
26. 3V-Scott Richwine/Carlisle, PA 17.577
27. 44J-James O'Hara/Covington, PA 17.664
28. 769-Steve Nederoster/Walnutport, PA 18.006
29. 4DS-Chad Hollenbeck/Hastings, PA 18.27
30. 24-Dylan Yoder/Selinsgrove, PA N/T
31. 22R-Randall Paxton/Factoryville, PA N/T

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Lanigan, Briggs, Eckert, Stone, Rine, Haus, Whitaker, Wilson, Merkel, Nederoster
Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Wells, Frank, C. Smith, Heckenast, McCreadie, B. Bernheisel, Lawler, Richwine, Hoffner (DNS) Hollenbeck
Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Clanton, Covert, Bagley, Junghans, Cochran, Coffey, D. Yoder, O'Hara, A. Haus, Snyder
Last Chance Showdown (12 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Lawler, D. Yoder, Whitaker, A. Haus, Richwine, Merkel, Wilson, Nederoster, O'Hara, Hoffner, Snyder

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal): Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Andy Haus Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Rick Eckert MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Rick Eckert Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Chub Frank Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Dylan Yoder Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Dan Stone Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Dan Stone JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Dylan Yoder Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Dylan Yoder Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Matt Cochran JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Matt Cochran Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Ben Whitaker Mobil 1 (20% off gift certicate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Pancho Lawler JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Wilson Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Ben Whitaker MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Andy Haus Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Dan Stone Reliable Painting (one free tire): Chase Junghans

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of June 24 - 14 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 2098
2. Rick Eckert 1966 (-132)
3. Tim McCreadie 1930 (-168)
4. Shane Clanton 1904 (-194)
5. Chub Frank 1872 (-226)
6. Morgan Bagley 1864 (-234)
7. Eric Wells 1842 (-256)
8. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 1794 (-304)
9. Clint Smith 1790 (-308)
10. Chase Junghans 1708 (-390)
11. Rick 'Boom' Briggs 1666 (-432)
12. Brandon Sheppard 1156 (-942)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Lanigan, Eckert Lead World of Outlaws Late Model Series Stars
to Big Diamond Speedway on Tuesday, June 24
Huge 'Diamond Shines 40' sets stage for 8th annual Firecracker weekend at Lernerville Speedway

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - June 23, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series shifts back into high gear this week beginning on Tuesday night with the series' return to Big Diamond Speedway for the first time since 2009 in the Diamond Shines 40 followed Thursday through Saturday by the 8th annual Firecracker weekend at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

Current points leader Darrell Lanigan was a Big Diamond winner in 2008 and has a stranglehold on the championship with four wins and 12 top-five finishes in 13 races. Josh Richards was the '09 event winner, but Rick Eckert is second in points piloting that #1 Rocket car Richards drove to victory. Eckert might be the hottest driver on the circuit as he's coming off of two DIRTcar Summer Nationals wins last week.

Plus, Eckert, who is seeking his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series win of the season, has some home-cooking working on his side as Big Diamond is only an hour-and-half from his home in York, Pa., where Monday night he'll be home for the first time in a few weeks.

"It is a busy week, but coming off of last week, it won't be quite as hard for us because we just did it for a week-and-a-half straight on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour," said Eckert, the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion.

Eckert and his Rocket team led by Mark Richards believe they've found a winning combination after their recent success with back-to-back wins in Wisconsin at Cedar Lake Speedway and Wilmot Speedway.

"The car we raced last week we decided we were going to run that car this week," said Eckert as he was heading out of the Rocket Chassis shop.

Knowing the success Josh Richards has had in the car at this week's venues - in addition to winning at Big Diamond, Richards swept the Firecracker last year - does add pressure to Eckert, but he believes the team is beginning to come together nicely since he climbed in the car in late April.

"He won all three nights at the Firecracker, to win one night at the Firecracker would be really cool, to win all three nights is something you might never see again," Eckert said. "To win all three nights in a row would be an incredible weekend. ... We don't drive anything near alike so even though we're driving the same car for the same team, it took us a little while to figure out I need to do different stuff than he did."

No matter what happens on the track, one thing Eckert is looking forward to this week is interacting with the fans, especially at the Firecracker's annual Horseshoe tournament and Kick-It game.

"I like anything involved with the fans," said Eckert, who admits the only time all year he plays horseshoes is at the Firecracker. "That's the neat thing about Lernerville, you get to interact with the fans. The diehard fans, by the end of the week you've run into them or talked with them at some point."

On Tuesday at Big Diamond, the pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and warmups beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $30, kids 12-and-under are free. For more on Big Diamond, click www.BigDSpeedway.com.

On Thursday and Friday at Lernerville the pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the main gates open at 5 p.m. On Saturday at Lerneville the pits open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 4 p.m. For more information about all of the activities taking place at the Firecracker, click www.Lernerville.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver Residence

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Trail

1

29

Darrell Lanigan Union, KY

4

12

13

2

1948

0

2

1

Rick Eckert York, PA

0

6

10

2

1820

128

3

39

Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY

1

5

9

0

1796

152

4

25

Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA

0

3

9

1

1766

182

5

14M

Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX

0

1

7

0

1734

214

6

1*

Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA

0

2

5

0

1728

220

7

18

Eric Wells Hazard, KY

0

1

5

0

1702

246

8

44

Clint Smith Senoia, GA

0

2

4

0

1664

284

9

99Jr

Frankie Heckenast Jr. Orland Park, IL

0

0

5

0

1662

286

10

18c

Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS

0

1

4

0

1596

352

11

99B

Rick 'Boom' Briggs Bear Lake, PA

0

0

3

0

1552

396

12

B5

Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL

1

2

7

3

1156

792

13

157

Mike Marlar Winfield, TN

1

2

5

0

958

990

14

2

Brady Smith Solon Springs, WI

1

3

4

0

812

1136

15

18x

Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR

0

0

1

0

808

1140

16

40b

Kyle Bronson Tampa, FL

1

1

2

0

804

1144

17

21L

Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL

0

1

2

0

744

1204

18

101

Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA

1

1

2

0

714

1234

19

76

Brandon Overton Appleton, GA

0

0

1

0

688

1260

20

19

Tim Fuller Watertown, NY

0

2

2

0

650

1298

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

Darrell Lanigan (4), Brady Smith (1), Brandon Sheppard (1), Casey Roberts (1), Kyle Bronson (1), Billy Moyer Sr. (1), Mike Marlar (1), Shannon Babb (1), Tim McCreadie (1), Davey Johnson (1).

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Firecracker 100 Weekend isn’t just a three-day race, it’s an event!

Sarver, PA (June 18, 2014) What started out as a two-day World of Outlaws Late Model Series race back in 2007, has evolved into a three-day racing event that has become a destination for race fans all over the country! While there are three-complete shows of Dirt Late Model Racing on the Action Track, the entertainment and fan/driver interaction off the track is every bit as responsible for the evolution of this three-day mega racing event!

The Schedule of Events officially starts on Tuesday, June 24 when FREE Camping opens at 12:00 Noon on a first come, first served basis. Reserved Camping, which is sold out, opens on Wednesday at Noon and vendors can move in that same day from 12:00-5:00PM.

After Thursday Night’s complete $6,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main, the Justin Fabus Band returns to the Firecracker stage to rock the crowd for the second consecutive season. Justin and the boys are debuting a new song “Kiss of a Gypsy” on Monday, June 23 on Froggy Radio (94.9, 95.5, 103.5 or 104.3 depending on where you live) and Y108. Be the first crowd to see it live after its release!

Friday’s festivities kick off at noon; literally! For the second consecutive season, we’ll be hosting a Kick It for Children’s Cancer kickball game featuring local, regional and national Late Model drivers with all proceeds going to Children’s Cancer Research. After the kickball game, Lernerville Speedway PR Team will make the rounds and vote on the Best Camping and Tailgating Sites.

After Friday Night’s $6,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main, we’ll light up the sky with another legendary pyrotechnic display for the Finest Race Fans in the World! And then after the fireworks, Vanessa Campagna and NOMaD will return to the Firecracker stage for the Froggy Hometown Country Tour. National recording artists Chuck Wicks and the John King Band will be opening the free show!

The off-track festivities continue Saturday at 12:00 noon with the traditional Wienie Roast and Fan/Driver Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournaments. During the tournaments, Dow Carnahan will be interviewing and taking questions for Firecracker 100 drivers on the Firecracker stage. Another fan favorite tradition of the Firecracker 100 is the Driver Autograph Session. This unique event lines up every driver in competition allowing fans to get autographs from all drivers from 4:00-5:00. After the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 A-Main, the pits will be open to all fans for one last chance to rub elbows with their favorite drivers.

You can download and print the entire Schedule of Events on our website Lernerville.com. All events are subject to change at the discretion of management due to weather or other conflicting circumstances beyond our control.
 

Tire Compounds Set for Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events in Pennsylvania and Wild West Tour

CONCORD, N.C. – June 16, 2014 - For the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series race on June 24 at Big Diamond Speedway, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300-, 1325- and 1450-compound tires or American Racer 44- or 53-compound rubber.

During the Firecracker June 26-27-28 at Lernerville Speedway, three Hoosier Tire compounds will be permitted, the LM 10, 20, 30 or 40.

For the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Wild West Tour in July, the tire options will be the Hoosier LM 20, 30 or 40/WRS 55.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Tickets Now Available Online for World of Outlaws Late Model Series Inaugural Appearance July 10 at Minnesota’s Hibbing Raceway

HIBBING, Minn. - June 10, 2014 - Tickets for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series debut on Thursday, July 10, at Hibbing Raceway are now available for purchase online.

A huge crowd is expected for the series' first appearance at the northeastern Minnesota 3/8-mile clay oval, so fans are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Advance tickets are $28 for adults, increasing to $30 on the day of the race. Children 6-12 are only $15.

Fans can also call the World of Outlaws ticket hotline at 877-395-8606.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4:30 p.m. for the kickoff to the series' Wild West Tour that features events in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more on Hibbing Raceway, visit www.HibbingRaceway.com

Fans can also follow the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

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McDowell, Lanigan and Satterlee all seek first $30,000 Firecracker 100 Crown

By Eric Westendorf

Sarver, PA (June 9, 2014) The collective eyes of the Dirt Late Model world were focused squarely on the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH this past weekend for the Dirt Late Model Dream. In its 20th year, “The Dream” is one of the Crown Jewels of Dirt Late Model Racing and Chickamauga, GA’s Dale McDowell prevailed over a Who’s Who of Dirt Late Model racing. With a cool, $100 Grand in his pocket, McDowell now has his sights set next on the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by www.GottaRace.com on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 26-27-28.

McDowell stormed forward from the 22nd starting spot to grab the lead from six-time Dream champion Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., on lap 79 and never looked back en route to claiming the $100,000 first-place prize. Before winning the $100,000 grand prize, McDowell won the B-Feature earlier in the night and won a Preliminary A-Feature on Friday Night.

Now behind the wheel of the Team Dillon Racing Warrior car, McDowell confirmed with World of Outlaws Late Model Series officials this weekend that he will also contend for Lernerville’s Crown Jewel later in the month. McDowell’s best Firecracker finish to date has been a pair of fifth place finishes in 2010 and most recently in 2012.

While McDowell is coming off the biggest win of the season, Union, KY’s Darrell Lanigan is clearly the hottest driver on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour again this year with four wins and the points lead to his credit. Lanigan, however, has come up just short of Firecracker glory on four different occasions crossing the finish line in second place; 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He also finished on the podium last year in third place.

Lanigan scored his first WoO LMS feature win of the season back in February at Bubba Raceway Park, but more recently won three Outlaw A-Mains in the month of May at Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway, Lavonia (GA) Speedway and Duck River (TN) Raceway Park.

Gregg Satterlee, of Rochester Mills, PA, has won a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Mains and over a dozen Late Model features at Lernerville, but has yet to win a World of Outlaws race at one of his home tracks. To join sprint car drivers Tim Shaffer and Ed Lynch Jr. as local drivers to defend their home turf against the World of Outlaws and the best drivers in the country would be the highlight of his still rising career.

To be fair, Satterlee, like Shaffer when he won his two Silver Cups, is not a true regular weekly competitor, but winning a huge, national race in your own backyard with all of your family, friends and sponsors on hand is something a driver will never forget! His best Firecracker finish to date was a rousing fourth place run last season; trailing only Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie and Darrell Lanigan!

Running a schedule independent of any regional or national touring series, Satterlee has already won six feature this season. Five of those wins came in the month of May and four of his wins this season have paid $3,000 or more. His most recent feature win came just over a week ago on May 31 at Hagerstown Speedway during Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek. He also finished second at the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA on May 17.

Another World of Outlaws star looking for his first Firecracker 100 victory is Rick Eckert. Always a fan favorite at Lernerville Speedway due to being from the Keystone State, “Scrub” is now behind the wheel of the Rocket Chassis house car that swept the event last year with Josh Richards at the helm. Eckert has been a stalwart at the Firecracker 100, but his best finish came in 2011 when he stood on the podium with winner Jimmy Mars and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. The model of consistency, Eckert is currently second in World of Outlaws Late Model Series points with six top fives and 10 top 10s in 13 races, plus five heat race wins. He also had a rock solid Dream weekend at Eldora finishing in the top ten in Saturday’s finale and in the top five in both of his preliminary features Thursday and Friday.

Tim McCreadie is a fan favorite and a threat to win everywhere he goes. If his recent trend of Firecracker 100 finishes hold true, (third in 2012 and second in 2013), he will be the one hoisting the big $30,000 check in Sheetz Victory Lane on Saturday, June 26! In addition to his two recent podium finishes, McCreadie also won Firecracker Friday Night’s Preliminary A-Main in 2010 and then went on to finish fourth in that year’s 100-lap Saturday Night A-Main. “T-Mac” currently sits third in World of Outlaws points with one tour win to his credit this season at the 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY on Friday, May 16.

Shane Clanton currently rides fourth in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and he won the 4th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by www.GottaRace.com back in 2010. Coincidence? Absolutely, but Clanton has showed that he has what it takes to win the 100-lapper and always enjoys his time spent at the Action Track. Should Clanton repeat his 2010 triumph, he would join Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Mars as the only two-time winners of Lernerville’s Crown Jewel.

Tyler, TX’s Morgan Bagley has very limited experience at the Sarver Speedplant, but in his first ever appearance at the Action Track back in 2012, he won the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifiers race. He recently took advantage of a World of Outlaws Late Model Series rainout two weeks ago to spend the Friday Night competing against the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models where he finished third to Budweiser Points leaders Alex Ferree and Russ King. That Friday Night of research and competition could pay huge dividends at the end of the month when the finest Late Model drivers in the world ascend on the Action Track for the Firecracker 100.

Another fan favorite of Lernerville Speedway’s avid fan base is Bear Lake, PA’s Chub Frank. “Chubzilla” has taken advantage of the past two off weekends to invade the Action Track for some fine tuning leading into the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com. He finished second Friday Night to runaway winner Jared Miley in a caution-free 25-lap A-Main. On the tour, Frank finished on the podium at the most recent World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Tyler County Speedway’s Jackpot 100. His best Firecracker 100 runs to date were a pair of sixth place finishes in 2008 and 2010.

The rest of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Elite 11 consists of Eric Wells, Clint Smith, Frankie Heckenast Jr., Chase Junghans and semi-Lernerville regular Rick “Boom” Briggs. Of these five drivers, none has had much success yet at the Firecracker 100, but Clint Smith has turned enough laps at the Action Track over the past 10 years that he is overdue to make a huge impact at this year’s Firecracker 100. Boom Briggs has scored a pair of runner-up finishes the past two seasons in the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30, but one would think that he’d much prefer to skip the Uncle Sam 30 this year and get back into the 28-car field of the Firecracker 100 A-Main instead.

If the past seven years has showed us anything, it’s that Lernerville Speedway has some of the best local and regional Late Model drivers in the country. In addition to the aforementioned Gregg Satterlee, Chub Frank and Boom Briggs, Defending Track Champion and current Budweiser Points Leader Alex Ferree, 2009 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Russ King and last week’s Lernerville feature winner Jared Miley are all expected to defend the Action Track at the end of the month and all three have had success in Firecrackers of the past seven years.

Alex Ferree has made five of the seven A-Mains. Russ King has had more success in the Uncle Sam 30 with a win and second place finish in the past three seasons, but he did make the A-Main field in 2010 and 2009. Of the true locals, Jared Miley has had the most success with an eighth place finish in 2012; his fourth straight A-Main appearance. A trio of “Juniors” have also represented the local contingent well, as John Garvin Jr., Mike Pegher Jr. and Dave Hess Jr. have all made the 100-lap A-main in recent seasons.

A more complete list of drivers scheduled to compete for the $30,000-to-win grand prize of the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 will be released as the race draws near. For more information about the upcoming Firecracker 100 weekend, log on to www.Lernerville.com/firecracker-100-presented-by-gottaracecom
 

 

Davey Johnson Leads the Way in 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 Opener
Johnson, Eckert and Lanigan Top World of Outlaws Late Model Series Action in Jackpot 100 Prelims

By Ben Shelton

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. - May 24, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series ventured deep into the mountains of West Virginia for the opening night of the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 on Saturday at Tyler County Speedway. When the dust settled from the furious battles contested in heat race action Davey Johnson, Rick Eckert, and Darrell Lanigan had established themselves as lead contenders to claim the $20,000 payday in Sunday night's finale.

The first heat race found Ohlins Shocks Fast Qualifier Zack Dohm from Cross Timbers, West Virginia battling fellow front row resident Davey Johnson for the lead in the opening laps of the 17 lap affair before Johnson checked out on the field to score the win by over two seconds. Meanwhile Shane Clanton advanced to the second spot to earn a spot with Johnson in the redraw for Sunday evening's finale. Other transfers included Mike Benedum, Zack Dohm, Butch McGill, and Tim Senic.

Heat race #2 was brought to the green by Tim Dohm and Jacob Hawkins with Dohm jumping to the early lead as three wide battles raged behind him. Unfortunately for Dohm his time at the front would be short-lived as contact with an infield tire on lap 4 sent him spinning from the top spot as Tim McCreadie inherited the lead with Hawkins in pursuit. On the ensuing restart Rick Eckert came to life and shot past Hawkins into second and a few laps later overcame a side-by-side battle with Tim McCreadie to claim the top spot. A late-race caution set up a two lap dash to the checkers, and Hawkins took advantage of the situation to move past McCreadie into second. Eckert bolted to the win with Hawkins in second as the pair moved onto Sunday's redraw. McCreadie, Chub Frank, Boom Briggs, and Frank Heckenast Jr. rounded out the transfers.

The third and final 17 lap, heat race would definitely not be short on excitement. The initial start was nullified with Corey Conley forfeiting his outside-front-row starting spot after firing too early against pole sitter, Darrell Lanigan. Clint Smith assumed the spot on the front row with Lanigan and grabbed the lead from the current WoOLMS point leader at the drop of the green flag. Smith maintained the top spot as Lanigan began to narrow his advantage by the midway point. In the closing laps Lanigan stepped to the outside to challenge the leader as the duo began to battle furiously for the top spot. The complexion of the race took a drastic change entering turn four on lap 15, when Lanigan made contact with the leader, which caused Smith to get completely sideways as he temporarily stalled. Lanigan grabbed the lead and Smith rejoined the pack, but not before falling back to fourth. The two-time WoOLMS champion Lanigan raced to the victory with Morgan Bagley claiming the final redraw spot. Jared Hawkins, Clint Smith, Derek Doll, and Matthew Cochran took the transfer spots.

Zack Dohm started the night by topping the thirty-one entries on hand in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials with a 12.835 second lap around the ¼ mile oval.

The WoO LMS will sanction the second night of the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 on Sunday at Tyler County Speedway as a last chance showdown and the 75 lap, $20,000-to-win finale will headline the program.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):
1. 17z - Zack Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 12.835
2. 6t - Tim Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 12.852
3. 29 - Darrel Lanigan/Union, Ky. 12.873
4. 1J - Davey Johnson/Latrobe, Pa. 12.913
5. 20H - Jacob Hawkins/Fairmont, W. Va. 12.916
6. 14 - Corey Conley/Wellsburg, W. Va 13.001
7. 25 - Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga 13.009
8. 1 - Rick Eckert/York Pa. 13.010
9. 14M - Morgan Bagley/Longview, Texas 13.016
10. 25B - Mike Benedum/Salem, W. Va. 13.018
11. 39 - Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.021
12. 44 - Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 13.033
13. 1MC - Butch McGill/West Union, Pa. 13.060
14. 1* - Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.138
15. 37 - Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, W. Va. 13.139
16. 40B - Kyle Bronson/Brandon, Fla. 13.149
17. 99JR - Frank Heckenast Jr., Orland Park, Ill. 13.151
18. B1 - Paul Wilmoth Jr., Clarksburg, W. Va. 13.156
19. 20 - Doug Drown, Wooster, Ohio 13.184
20. 18 - Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky. 13.189
21. 87 - Derek Doll, Greenwood, W. Va. 13.205
22. 1x1 - Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, W. Va. 13.213
23. 18c - Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Ks. 13.228
24. 16 - Mathew Cochran, Williamsport, Pa. 13.250
25. S2 - Tim Senic, Elkins, W. Va., 13.314
26. 75 - Steve Weigle, Middlebourne, W. Va. 13.415
27. X - Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, W. Va., 13.516
28. J1M - Donnie Dotson, West Union, W. Va., 13.588
29. 99B - Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa. 13.620
30. 17L - Jeff Lilly, Beckley, W. Va., 13.633
31. 3 - Scott Irvin, Reeder, W. Va., NT

Heat No. 1 (17 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Davey Johnson, Shane Clanton, Mike Benedum, Zack Dohm, Butch McGill, Tim Senic, Doug Drown, Kyle Bronson, Sonny Conley, Donnie Dotson

Heat No. 2 (17 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Rick Eckert, Jacob Hawkins, Tim McCreadie, Chub Frank, Boom Briggs, Frank Heckenast Jr., Eric Wells, Tim Dohm, Steve Weigle, Chase Junghans

Heat No. 3 (17 laps - Top 6 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Jared Hawkins, Clint Smith, Derek Doll, Mathew Cochran, Paul Wilmoth Jr., Dusty Hamrick, Corey Conley, Jeff Lilly


Top 18 Starters for 3rd Annual Jackpot 100
Row 1: Redraw - Redraw
Row 2: Redraw - Redraw
Row 3: Redraw - Redraw
Row 4: Mike Benedum - Tim McCreadie
Row 5: Jared Hawkins - Zack Dohm
Row 6: Chub Frank - Clint Smith
Row 7: Butch McGill - Boom Briggs
Row 8: Derek Doll - Tim Senic
Row 9: Frank Heckenast Jr. - Mathew Cochran


Last Chance Showdown #1 (Top Four Transfer)
Row 1: Doug Drown - Eric Wells
Row 2: Paul Wilmoth Jr. - Kyle Bronson
Row 3: Tim Dohm - Dusty Hamrick
Row 4: Sonny Conley - Steve Weigle
Row 5: Corey Conley - Sonny Conley
Row 6: Chase Junghans - Jeff Lilly
Row 7: Donnie Dotson

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Lanigan Grabs Fourth World of Outlaws Late Model Win of Season in Duck River Raceway Park Caution-Free Dogfight
Two-time champion battles past McCreadie for 57th series victory of career

By Chris Tilley

WHEEL, Tenn. - May 18, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan grabbed his fourth World of Outlaws Late Model Series win of the season, and his 57th all-time, on Sunday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Duck River Raceway Park.
Polesitter Tim McCreadie and Rick Eckert brought the field of 24 to the green flag. McCreadie quickly charged to the high-side and the lead with Eckert in tow.

With McCreadie taking the early lead, third-starting Lanigan challenged Eckert for second by the fifth lap, grabbing the spot on lap 10 and setting his sights on McCreadie.
By the 14th lap, Eckert was on Lanigan's back bumper working through lapped traffic, but he could not get around him.

Midway through the 50-lapper, Lanigan challenged McCreadie for the lead as the two duked it out for a next few circuits and closed again on more lapped cars.
After 10 laps of battling for the top spot, Lanigan finally made his move for the lead coming off of turn two and held onto the spot for the remaining laps.

Lanigan crossed the line ahead of McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Eckert and Ray Cook. Completing the top-10 included Chub Frank, Morgan Bagley, Eric Wells, Bub McCool and Tanner English.

"We got an awesome race car right now," said Lanigan, of Union, Ky. "I can't thank my crew enough. Tonight we had a good race track and we could race all the way round it."
Lanigan's car has been really good lately, picking up his fourth Outlaw win of the year, sixth overall.

"This car has been awesome since we unloaded in Florida and it's just gonna get better," Lanigan told the huge crowd.

McCreadie captured his second-straight podium finish at Duck River.

"I said last Friday, he (Lanigan) was tough," said McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y. "He got me in traffic, and I thought when he got hung behind Shane (Clanton) there was my chance. I tried. I just couldn't stick enough on entry to get off the corner."

Shane Clanton turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the blistering-fast oval in 12.668 seconds during Group 'A' of the split qualifying session.

Heat winners were Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, Clint Smith and Tim McCreadie. Riley Hickman and Steve Casebolt captured the B-Mains.

The WoO LMS will be back in action on Saturday/Sunday May 24 & 25 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va., for the annual Jackpot 100 paying $20,000-to-win.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com .

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Duck River Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (3) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,650
2. (1) Tim McCreadie/50 $5,700
3. (8) Mike Marlar/50 $3,000
4. (2) Rick Eckert/50 $3,150
5. (6) Ray Cook/50 $2,500
6. (7) Chub Frank/50 $2,300
7. (4) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,950
8. (10) Eric Wells/50 $1,850
9. (16) Bub McCool/50 $1,450
10. (5) Tanner English/49 $1,150
11. (9) Shane Clanton/49 $1,600
12. (20) Chase Junghans/49 $1,800
13. (18) Steve Casebolt/49 $950
14. (7) Clint Smith/49 $1,450
15. (14) Frank Heckenast Jr./49 $1,400
16. (22) Rick "Boom" Briggs/49 $1,350
17. (24) Brad Skinner/48 $820
18. (13) Cody King/48$750
19. (15) Dylan Ames/38 $730
20. (17) Riley Hickman/22 $700
21. (19) Mark Fields/22 $700
22. (21) Caleb Ashby/8 $700
23. (12) Skylar Marlar/7 $700
24. (23) Josh Putnam/5 $725

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 11 Mins., 55 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 1.315 Secs.

Yellow Flags: None

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: McCreadie (1-30), Lanigan (31-50)

Provisional Starters: Josh Putnam and Brad Skinner

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Ray Cook ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group 'A'


1. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga 12.668
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 12.766
3. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, Tenn. 12.792
4. F26-Mark Fields/Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 13.004
5. 27-Joe Denby/Tullahoma, Tenn. 13.017
6. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 13.064
7. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 13.148
8. 99-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 13.153
9. 01-Ben Kittrell/Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. 13.175
10. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 13.358
11. 62-Cody King/McDonough, Ga. 13.477
12. R1-Riley Hickman/Chattanooga, Tenn. 13.498
13. 302-Robert Stutts/Murfreesboro, Tenn. 13.534
14. 1s-Matthew Summers/Estill Springs, Tenn. 13.702
15. 16-Caleb Ashby/Cunningham, Tenn. 13.900
16. 7-Clint Nichols/Shelbyville, Tenn. 13.931
17. 93-Eddie Rinehart/Lawrenceburg, Tenn. DNQ.

Group 'B'

1. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 12.962
2. 17R-Brad Skinner/Springhill, Tenn. 12.979
3. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 12.989
4. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.066
5. 53-Ray Cook/Brasstown, N.C. 13.067
6. 96-Tanner English/Benton, Ky. 13.101
7. C9-Steve Casebolt/Richmond, Ind. 13.114
8. 257-Skylar Marlar/Winfield, Tenn. 13.215
9. 212-Josh Putnam/Florence, Ala. 13.223
10. 57j-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, Miss. 13.305
11. 21-Joe Armistead Jr./Senoia, Ga. 13.312
12. 99-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Beal Lake, Pa. 13.421
13. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.437
14. 98-Eric Hickerson/Linden, Tenn. 13.476
15. 77-Dylan Ames/Harvest, Ala. 13.552
16. 18s-David Seibers/Petersburg, Tenn. 13.686

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Morgan Bagley, Shane Clanton, Cody King, Caleb Ashby, Robert Stutts, Eddie Rinehart, Ben Kittrell, Joe Denby.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert, Eric Wells, Frank Heckenast Jr., Riley Hickman, Mark Fields, Clint Nichols, Matthew Summers.

Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Clint Smith, Ray Cook, Chub Frank, Dylan Ames, Steve Casebolt, Chase Junghans, Joe Armistead Jr., Josh Putnam.

Heat No. 4 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Tanner English, Skylar Marlar, Bub McCool, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Eric Hickerson, Brad Skinner, David Seibers.

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Riley Hickman, Mark Fields, Caleb Ashby, Joe Denby, Matthew Summers, Clint Nichols, Robert Stutts, Eddie Rinehart (DNS), Ben Kittrell (DNS).

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Steve Casebolt, Chase Junghans, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Brad Skinner, Joe Armistead, Josh Putnam (DNS), David Seibers (DNS), Eric Hickerson (DNS).

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Brad Skinner
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Terry English
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Cody King
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Riley Hickman
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Fields
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Fields
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Fields
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Putnam
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Putnam
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Bub McCool
Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Rick "Boom" Briggs

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

McCreadie Captures Moonshine Runner 50 at 201 Speedway
New Yorker collects $10,000 payday, becomes ninth different World of Outlaws Late Model Series winner this season

By Chris Tilley

SITKA, Ky. - May 16, 2014 - Tim McCreadie only needed 25 laps to get the job done.

McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y., earned his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory of the season after he passed Rookie-of-the-Year contender Chase Junghans halfway through the Moonshine Runner 50 to collect the $10,000 payday on Friday night at Jarrod Breeding's 201 Speedway.

McCreadie became the ninth different winner in 11 events behind the wheel of the Sweeteners Plus/Integra Racing Shocks sponsored, Pro Power Racing Engines powered Rocket Chassis.

Polesitter McCreadie and Junghans brought the field of 24 to life for the start of the 50-lapper with Junghans taking the point and leading early on. McCreadie slipped back to second spot with Rick Eckert behind him for the third spot.

By the fifth lap, eighth-starting Dustin Linville had worked the top of the track and found himself inside the top-five knocking on the back bumper of Morgan Bagley for fourth. By lap 10, though, Linville had a brush with the turn four wall that knocked him out of contention for a top-five finish with the stellar field of Outlaws that were on hand.

Behind leader Junghans, the battle for second was extremely close. McCreadie was holding off Lanigan, but Lanigan was able to get a run on the bottom and close distance on the leader. Lanigan slid into that runner-up spot behind Junghans on lap 17, but McCreadie raced back around the two-time champ on lap-25 as McCreadie took the lead away from Junghans one lap later.

Just over the halfway point in the race, McCreadie led Junghans, Lanigan, Clint Smith and Rick Eckert, who faded back on the long green-flag run after running second to Junghans on the opening circuits.

By the 32nd lap, Rod Conley made his presence known as he ventured up from 20th to challenge inside the top five a few laps, eventually taking away the spot from Junghans on lap 46.

Just a lap before Conley's Rocket flew into orbit, Lanigan slipped around Junghans to grab second, which he would never relinquish.

At the checkered flag it was McCreadie, seventh-starting Lanigan, 20th-starting Conley, Junghans and 15th-starting Clint Smith rounding out the top-five finishers.

Completing the top-10 were Eckert, Eric Wells, Bagley, Shane Clanton and Mike Marlar.

"We didn't fire very good in the heat and in the feature and it seemed like the more we ran the better it felt," stated an excited McCreadie in victory lane.

"Anytime you got Darrell (Lanigan) behind you, you better tighten 'em up real tight because he's on a roll, and we feel fortunate enough to finish ahead of him tonight."

McCreadie's car was strong on the top-side of the track.

"Yeah it needed a little bit of stick to keep the car activated and keep it down on the right front, the bottom kind of finally dried up just enough and there's a pretty big ledge to lean into three that saved me most of race.

"I'm just thankful, this is tough to switch cars as much as I have lately and I appreciate everything Warrior (Race Cars) did for me, I appreciate Mark (Richards) because he's been really helping. We've struggled a little bit and Steve (Baker) and everyone at Rocket has been pushing."

Lanigan of Union, Ky., never led a lap but stayed in contention to win all night, praising McCreadie's driving efforts.

"Tim, he's a good racer, he makes me get up on the wheel. We had a good car, and just came up a little short," stated Lanigan. Already a three-time winner this season, Lanigan drove the Cornett Racing Engines powered Club 29 Race Car to the podium finish.

The mover of the race was definitely Conley. The Wheelersburg, Ohio, driver marched from his 20th starting position to finish in the third spot behind T-Mac and Lanigan.

"I've got a lot of laps down here, I had an idea of what my car would be like if the track slowed down, and it worked out pretty good," stated Conley.

Eight caution flags slowed the event. The first yellow flag would come on lap two as Jackie Boggs slowed in turn two. The lap four yellow flag waved as Boom Briggs spun on the backstretch collecting several drivers, but he was able to continue. The restart brought out another yellow flag as Brandon Fouts spun in turn four. On lap 14, another yellow flag waved as Derek Fisher and Brandon Kinzer got together in turn four. On lap 23, Chub Frank stopped at the bottom of turn three with an overheating car. The sixth yellow came on lap 33 as Fouts again spun in turn four and on the restart Fouts would spun in the same spot and be sent pit side. The final yellow waved on the 43rd lap as Boom Briggs spun in turn four.

Kenneth Howell turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the blistering-fast oval in 12.834 seconds during Group 'A' of the split qualifying session. Heat winners were Rick Eckert, Chase Junghans, Dustin Linville and Darrell Lanigan. Steve Casebolt and Shane Clanton captured the B-Mains.

The WoO LMS will be back in action on Saturday, May 17, with another 50-lap $10,000-to-win event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., during the second annual Mountain Outlaw 50 presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine. On Sunday the series returns to Duck River Raceway Park.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 201 Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):
1. (1) Tim McCreadie/50 $10,675
2. (7) Darrell Lanigan/50 $5,650
3. (20) Rod Conley/50 $3,050
4. (2) Chase Junghans/50 $3,300
5. (15) Clint Smith/50 $2,550
6. (4) Rick Eckert/50 $2,350
7. (3) Eric Wells/50 $1,950
8. (6) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,850
9. (18) Shane Clanton/50 $1,800
10. (19) Mike Marlar/50 $1,200
11. (14) Chub Frank/50 $1,600
12. (16) Stephen Breeding/50 $1,500
13. (5) Rick "Boom" Briggs/50 $1,550
14. (8) Dustin Linville/50 $900
15. (23) Frank Heckenast Jr./50 $1,400
16. (22) Brandon Fouts/33 $800
17. (21) Derek Fisher/16 $820
18. (12) Brandon Kinzer/14 $750
19. (9) Shannon Thornsberrry/14 $730
20. (17) Steve Casebolt/3 $700
21. (24) Kenneth Howell/3 $700
22. (10) Zack Dohm/3 $700
23. (13) Jackie Boggs/1 $700
24. (11) R.J. Conley/1 $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 31 Mins., 10 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.534 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Eight (laps 2, 4, 4 RS, 14, 23, 33, 33 RS, 43)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Junghans (1-25); McCreadie (26-50)

Provisional Starters: Heckenast and Howell (time)

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Stephen Breeding ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group 'A'
1. 21-Kenneth Howell/Lovely, Ky. 12.834
2. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 13.070
3. 1-Rick Eckert-York, Pa. 13.096
4. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 13.126
5. 4B-Jackie Boggs/Grayson, Ky. 13.127
6. 17-Zack Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 13.143
7. 99B-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Beak Lake, Pa. 13.153
8. 38-Derek Fisher/Olympia, Ky. 13.215
9. 7-Donald McIntosh/Dawsonville, Ga. 13.228
10. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.263
11. 17-Shannon Thornsberry/Martin, Ky. 13.273
12. 47-Chris Combs/Isom, Ky. 13.347
13. 71-Delmas Conley/Wheelersburg, Ohio 13.423
14. 18m-Michael Wright/Isom, Ky. 13.496
15. 1k-Joe King/Whitesburg, Ky. 13.497
16. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, Tenn. 13.504
17. C9-Steve Casebolt/Richmond, Ind. 13.645
18. 26-Josh Hall/Prestonsburg, Ky. 13.693
19. CJ1-Charlie Jude/Inez, Ky. 13.775
20. 16-Tyler King/Cromona, Ky. 13.886

Group 'B'
1. D8-Dustin Linville/Lancaster, Ky. 13.024
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 13.089
3. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.181
4. 6T-Tim Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 13.199
5. 44-Clint Smith-Senoia, Ga. 13.221
6. 81-Brandon Fouts/Kite, Ky. 13.255
7. 71C-R.J. Conley/Wheelersburg, Ohio 13.277
8. 18K-Brandon Kinzer/Allen, Ky. 13.347
9. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 13.464
10. 16R-Justin Rattliff/Campbellsville, Ky. 13.476
11. 71J-J.T. Conley/Wheelersburg, Ohio 13.476
12. 99-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 13.522
13. 71R-Rod Conley/Wheelersburg, Ohio 13.524
14. 16D-Paul Davis/Pilgrim, Ky. 13.564
15. 2-Joe Ramey/Ironton, Ohio 13.647
16. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 13.709
17. 16T-Tim Tungate/Campbellsville, Ky. 13.880
18. 5-Stephen Breeding/Isom, Ky. 15.705
19. 10-Paul Harris/Prestonsburg, Ky. No Time

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Rick Eckert, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Shannon Thornsberry, Jackie Boggs, Kenneth Howell, Steve Casebolt, Delmas Conley, Joe King, Donald McIntosh, Charlie Jude.
Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Chase Junghans, Morgan Bagley, Zack Dohm, Chub Frank, Mike Marlar, Derek Fisher, Chris Combs, Michael Wright, Josh Hall, Tyler King.
Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Dustin Linville, Tim McCreadie, R.J. Conley, Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, Rod Conley, J.T. Conley, Tim Tungate, Paul Harris, Joe Ramey.
Heat No. 4 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Eric Wells, Brandon Kinzer, Stephen Breeding, Paul Davis, Brandon Fouts, Tim Dohm, Frank Heckenast Jr., Justin Rattliff.
B-Main No. 1 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Steve Casebolt, Mike Marlar, Derek Fisher, Chris Combs, Kenneth Howell, Michael Wright, Delmas Conley, Tyler King, Josh Hall, Joe King, Charlie Jude, Donald McIntosh (DNS).
B-Main No. 2 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Rod Conley, Brandon Fouts, Justin Rattliff, Tim Tungate, Paul Davis, Frank Heckenast Jr., J.T. Conley, Paul Harris, Tim Dohm (DNS), Joe Ramey (DNS).

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):
Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Derek Fisher
Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan
Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Rod Conley
Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith
Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley
American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Marlar
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Marlar
Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs
JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs
Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Shannon Thornsberry
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Shannon Thornsberry
Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Shannon Thornsberry
Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Mike Marlar
Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Shane Clanton

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:
1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th
9. Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
10.Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway
11. Tim McCreadie -201 Speedway

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Makes Its First Visit to Eastern Kentucky's 201 Speedway on Friday Night
Bluegrass State's Eric Wells aims for breakout night on home turf

By Chris Tilley

SITKA, Ky. - May 13, 2014 - A busy triple-header weekend of action awaits the stars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, with events in Kentucky and Tennessee on three consecutive nights beginning Friday.

The series will make its first visit to the Jarrod Breeding-owned 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky. on Friday night for a $10,000-to-win showdown. The 3/8-mile 201 Speedway is in its 31st season of competition for the track located in the heart of Eastern Kentucky, and its second full season under the reigns of Breeding and company.

Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., only an hour away from 201 Speedway, is looking forward to the WoO LMS gang making not only a trip close to his home state but the closest trip the Outlaws make to his Eastern Kentucky home.

"It's always fun to race locally. Most of our fans including family is from this area and it's nice when they can come out and support this type of event," stated the 25-year-old who has one career WoO LMS victory coming last season at Tennessee's Duck River Raceway park.

Most of Wells' trips to race with the Outlaws consist of four hours and greater, but 201 Speedway is one track he feels he's comfortable on.

"I've ran over a hundred races at this place since I started racing and this is where I cut my teeth," exclaimed Wells.

Wells competed in the Spring Nationals Series race that the track hosted in mid-April and got a read on the track's slick surface during that event.

"It was the slickest I have seen the track. It was different that it usually is," recalled Wells. "If it's different when we roll in there this Friday then we'll go back and look at our notes from before."

Wells' crew chief Tommy Hicks, a veteran who spent many years turning the wrenches for Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist, has been a major help in his race program.

"We get along really well," Wells said. "Him and my dad (team owner David Wells) are really good friends and we've all spent a lot of time together. We're still searching for one more crew member to help but we feel once we get that we'll be at a point to do some big things."

After somewhat struggling early in 2014, Wells and team hope to get things turned around soon.

"It's not been what we wanted," said Wells about his early season summary. "We've had some decent runs at a few tracks too. We're hopeful in bringing out a new Rocket (Chassis) this weekend to run at 201. We've had a lot of success in Rockets in the past. They've stepped up their game and I'm excited about running them, it seems to suit my driving style more."

Wells, the 2013 Rookie of the Year, has enjoyed his run with the Outlaws so far and hopes to continue that good relationship with the series.

"I like the atmosphere. I feel more welcomed by the World of Outlaws," Wells said. "There's less pressure running the Outlaws and it's just a better dirt racing atmosphere."

This will mark only the sixth appearance by the WoO LMS tour in the World Racing Group's modern era to the Bluegrass State on Friday Night as the series has raced at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Paducah Raceway, Western Kentucky Speedway and Bluegrass Motor Speedway, but this will mark the first series trip to the Eastern part of the state.

Allen, Ky., driver Brandon Kinzer is looking forward to the Outlaws' Kentucky visit. Kinzer has not entered a WoO LMS event since April 30, 2011 at Bluegrass Speedway but says the Outlaw event at 201 Speedway is brining excitement to the region. "We're excited about the event and for Jarrod (Breeding) at 201 who has brought the opportunity of some bigger races to the track," stated the 36-year-old Kinzer, who drives an MB Customs entry sponsored by Kinzer Drilling Company.

Kinzer won the track's opening Spring Nationals Series event on April 17th and was a huge momentum booster for the humble Kentucky native. "We've ran second so many times with Ray (promoter & racer Ray Cook) it was a very special race to win," stated Kinzer, who picked up the $4,000 special event victory. The race was dedicated in memory to long-time track prep guru Johnny Salyer, who spent most of his life prepping the track located minutes from Paintsville, Ky. "It was just a very important win to us," stated an excited Kinzer.

Red hot Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. leads the WoO LMS points by 82 markers into this triple-header weekend over Rick Eckert of York, Pa. Third through fifth in series points include Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. and Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas. The remaining drivers in the top-12 in series points include Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Ks., Rick "Boom" Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.

Expected along with the WoO LMS gang include Kentucky standouts Jackie Boggs of Grayson, Victor Lee of Danville, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Shannon Thornsberry of Martin, Stephen Breeding and Chris Combs both of Isom, Kenneth Howell of Lovely, Paul Davis of Pilgrim, Dustin Linville of Lancaster, along with West Virginia's father & son duo of Tim & Zack Dohm from Cross Lanes and the Ohio trio of R.J., Rod and J.T. Conley from the Conley Motorsports stable of entries along with many more.

At 201 Speedway on Friday May 16th for the Second Annual "Moonshine Runner 50" the gates will swing open at 3:00 pm with the driver's meeting scheduled for 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out shortly after that. The Four Cylinders will also be on the racing card for the evening's activities gunning for $800-to-win and the Open Wheel Modifieds will race for $700-to-win. Adult general admission is $25.00 while adult pit passes will be $40.00.

A full show of Practice, Ohlins Shocks Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and 50-lap mains will be on tap each night for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors.

For the 201, Smoky Mountain and Duck River swings, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44, 48, 53 and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum '40' reading when checked with a durometer. For 201 Speedway only, the Hoosier 1425 compound will be allowed in addition to the above mentioned Hoosier compounds.

Further information on the 201 Speedway can be obtained by calling (606) 265-5201 or Promoter Tony Sturgill at (606) 335-2711 or log on to www.201speedway.net . 201 Speedway is located at 5434 Route 201 in Sitka, KY 41255. The track is located ten minutes from Paintsville, Ky.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th
9. Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
10.Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

Fri. May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
Sat. May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
Sun. May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win
Sat/Sun May 24/25-Tyler County Speedway-Middlebourne, WV-$20,000 to win
Thur. May 29-Delaware International Speedway-Delmar, DE-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Josh Putnam Eagerly Awaits World of Outlaws Late Model Series Return Sunday to Tennessee’s Duck River Raceway Park
Alabama driver hopes for breakthrough performance against Outlaws in his territory

By Chris Tilley

WHEEL, Tenn. - May 13, 2014 - Florence, Ala., driver Josh Putnam will try to record his name on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series record books as the full-fendered tour rolls into his home track for the $10,000-to-win event this Sunday, May 18.

Duck River Raceway Park, located outside the small community of Wheel, Tenn., was all set to host World of Outlaw Late Model Series action on April 11, but Mother Nature intervened halfway through Ohlins Shocks Qualifying and the event was postponed to start in its entirety to this Sunday night. Bob Harris and crew will welcome the Outlaws for the second-ever visit. During last season's event at Duck River, Eric Wells of Hazard, KY was victorious with the $10,000 payday in a thrilling race over Darrell Lanigan and Tim McCreadie.

The 30-year-old Putnam has somewhat struggled early this season but went out of the 2013 season in a huge way, winning the track's Deep Fried 75 event which paid the Crimson State driver $10,000.

"We wrecked our car that we had good luck out of last year and I've been in the process of building a new house so the guys have been doing all the work on the car, I don't know whether that's a combination of me not being in the shop and doing all our homework, but we've had some good runs, just haven't put everything together," stated Putnam.

Putnam's success last year is a good momentum as the Outlaws roll into town.

"We're kind of a smaller group here, it's all family oriented, and to run against those guys it's a privilege. For those guys to give me the respect to put these things wheel to wheel on a track like this, I'm telling you this baby is wide open a lot of times, we run that whole race (2013 edition of the Deep Fried 75) in low lap times close to what we qualified in, even in lapped traffic and stuff I didn't get a mark on the car, it's a privilege to run with those guys and to get a win. If we could put that thing in there for the World of Outlaws, I'd be speechless, just like I was for the Deep Fried. We come off last year with a lot of momentum, it hasn't showed this year yet, the stars haven't lined yet, but maybe we'll get them there," stated Putnam.

When it comes to tires, Putnam says he's at a disadvantage on more open compound tires.

"It's a disadvantage to me, we've got several selections there and I'm going to really have to think through this and rely on others to ask some questions. Brian and Charles with Hoosier, those guys are great to me, but the hard tire rule (from last year's Deep Fried 75) you always think back when you're doing your homework and looking at your notes, you look at times that we're turned on hard tires here and you want to think to come here and watch your times on soft stuff, but you never know, you get a long green flag run at this thing, and if I take the gamble and put hard tires on, that might be the race winning gamble," Putnam said.

Putnam and team have traveled with the Southern All Stars this year and by running a few different compounds he feels that attributes to his tire learning curve. "We're getting better, I'm learning, maybe that's some of our struggle this year, not really knowing exactly what to do on the tires. We ran that Southern Regional deal the last four or five years and ran that hard tire rule on the back, that's what you run. So maybe we can rely on some of those guys and pull one off but I think we still have a good hand in it," stated Putnam.

"The track has been good so far this year, Bob (Harris) has a hard tire rule and it's been right on the track record with hard tires. Duck River widens out and gets racy, its action packed. I think we'll all be good with it," said Putnam about track conditions this year.

The team looks to get back to basics as the Outlaws roll back in to Duck River this weekend.

"Since we've struggled we've been looking for the help we need and a lot of help from Bob (Pierce) on these race cars. Since we've struggled we really went on a limb and tried some different stuff from last year just car wise and now we're back to square one. We went back to our baseline that we we're good on last year and let's get our momentum from there, maybe the direction we wasn't going was what I need as a driver, and what little Bobby (Pierce) has done in that race car in the last few weeks is mind blowing to me to watch his car, I just haven't found that yet. We're different, and I can't run the same things that Bob has, we have found that out," stated Putnam about his relationship with chassis builder Bob Pierce.

Gates open at Noon Central on Sunday at Duck River with racing beginning at 7:00 pm. Adult general admission is $25 while pit passes are $40. The 2-Barrel/Crate Late Models, Pure Pony, Pure Stock, Modified Street and Outlaw Pony Classes will all be on the racing card. Tickets and armbands for both the stands and pits from the April 11th rainout will be good for this event at Duck River.

Tanner & Terry English of Benton, Ky., along with Shelbyville, Tenn., driver Daniel Miller, Brad Skinner of Springhill, Tenn., David Seibers of Petersburg, Tenn., Jason Hiett of Oxford, Ala, Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, Tenn., Skylar Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., Eric Hickerson of Linden, Tenn., Caleb Ashby of Cunningham, Tenn. along with National Stars Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C. and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. are expected to be in attendance for one of the largest events the track will host all season.

A full show of Practice, Ohlins Shocks Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and 50-lap mains will be on tap at Duck River for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors.

For the 201, Smoky Mountain and Duck River swings, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44, 48, 53 and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum '40' reading when checked with a durometer. For 201 Speedway only, the Hoosier 1425 compound will be allowed in addition to the above mentioned Hoosier compounds.

Information regarding Duck River Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track at (931) 684-8200 or (931) 205-8150 or log on to www.duckriverracewaypark.com . Duck River Speedway is located at 1100 Haskins Chapel Road in Lewisburg, TN 37091.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th
9. Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
10.Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

Fri. May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
Sat. May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
Sun. May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win
Sat/Sun May 24/25-Tyler County Speedway-Middlebourne, WV-$20,000 to win
Thur. May 29-Delaware International Speedway-Delmar, DE-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

World of Outlaws Late Models Invading Smoky Mountain Speedway for Huge Saturday Night in East Tennessee
Regional hot shoe Billy Ogle Jr. looking for first Outlaws win

By Chris Tilley

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — May 13, 2014 — Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., is one of the top competitors in the East Tennessee area and feels he will be a threat to win as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series makes its annual visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway.

The track, located in Maryville, Tenn., will welcome the WoO LMS on Saturday, May 17, for a $10,000-to-win event and will mark the second-straight year the WoO travelers will invade the track only minutes from Knoxville, Tenn. Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., claimed last year’s visit to Smoky Mountain.

Ogle already has two wins on the season coming at his home track with the Spring Nationals and Southern All Stars but that prestigious WoO LMS victory still eludes his vast racing resume.

“It would be awesome to win at home,” stated an anxious Billy Ogle Jr. “We’ve been running really well at Smoky Mountain so hopefully we can keep up that pace when they come into town.”

Ogle’s only national touring victory came at Volunteer Speedway during a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event.

The 49-year-old veteran ran well in the tour’s inaugural visit to the speed-plant located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

“We ran fifth last year, you got to have a lot of luck with the Outlaws the way their format is, they have the re-draw draw and stuff but you got to be good enough to get in that draw so hopefully we can get in the re-draw and maybe have a close starting position up front but it would be one of the biggest wins of my career for sure if I could get an Outlaw win,” Ogle said.

Ogle, who competes at every single event at Smoky Mountain Speedway, a premiere track in the Southeast, feels he has a slight edge when the Outlaws do roll into town.

“I think we do, I run there a lot and you would have to think you have an edge there,” chuckled Ogle. “I know that’s a little disadvantage to them because I run the track so much but you know I would think that we do have an edge overall, you never know what the track’s going to be like on some of those nights when they come in, sometimes it’s different, but hopefully it’ll be about how it’s been and we’ll be ready for them.”

Ogle feels his Larry Garner-owned Rocket Chassis race car has been strong of out the gate so far this season. “It’s been really good. Normally we don’t get to winning until about July it seems like, so having the wins early in the year I think have been a big plus for us and would like to continue our pace and maybe be able to do what we normally do in the summer months and keep winning.”

“We had a lot of second place finishes last year and some of those have transferred into wins this year, we’ve had a little bit of bad luck but I believe we’re on pace to maybe have one of our best years,” stated an enthusiastic Ogle.

Red hot Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., leads the WoO LMS points by 82 markers into this triple-header weekend over Rick Eckert of York, Pa. Third through fifth in series points include Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. and Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas. The remaining drivers in the top-12 in series points include Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Ks., Rick “Boom” Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.

Expected to compete along with the WoO LMS regulars include Tennessee’s Tommy Kerr of Maryville, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Skip Arp of Georgetown, Stacy Boles of Clinton, Mark Vineyard of Powell along with Brasstown, N.C. hot-shoe Ray Cook, Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. plus many more.

At Smoky Mountain Speedway for the “Mountain Outlaw 50” presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine on Saturday, May 17, the pit gates will open at Noon Eastern with the grandstand and tier parking gates opening at 3:00 p.m., the driver’s meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., and hot laps shortly after that. The Crate Late Models will be racing for $1,500-to-win and the Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win. Adult general admission is $25, while adult tier parking admission is $30 and adult pit passes are $40.

A full show of Practice, Ohlins Shocks Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and 50-lap mains will be on tap when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors roll into Smoky Mountain this Saturday.

For the 201, Smoky Mountain and Duck River swings, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44-, 48- and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum '40' reading when checked with a durometer. For 201 Speedway only, the Hoosier 1425 compound will be allowed in addition to the above mentioned Hoosier compounds.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th
9. Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
10.Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

Fri. May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
Sat. May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
Sun. May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win
Sat/Sun May 24/25-Tyler County Speedway-Middlebourne, WV-$20,000 to win
Thur. May 29-Delaware International Speedway-Delmar, DE-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Darrell Lanigan Powers to Second Straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win at Lavonia
Third victory of 2014 for Union, Ky., driver who pads championship points lead

By Chris Tilley

LAVONIA, Ga. - May 3, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan made a power move on Tim McCreadie with 10 laps to go Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway to earn his second consecutive World of Outlaws Late Model Series win.

This was Lanigan's third victory of the season as well as his 56th-career series victory while driving the Keyser Manufacturing, Baird Transport, Performance Rod & Custom, GottaRace, Lanigan Racing, Cornett Racing Engines powered Club 29 Race Car to the $10,000 payday.

"The car has been awesome this weekend, it's been awesome since we brought it out, can't thank my crew enough, we definitely got good piece here, can't wait for the rest of the year," stated an excited Lanigan, who now becomes the only driver this season to capture multiple victories on the tour.

Brent Dixon and McCreadie would bring the field of 20 to life for the start of the main event. A false start for Dixon, who fired before the starting point, moved him back to the second row and new polesitter Clint Smith brought himself and McCreadie to the green on the next try. Smith hugged the middle and held down the top spot to lead the opening circuit. McCreadie eventually took the spot from Smith on the third lap with Smith, Lanigan, Dixon and Rick Eckert in tow.

By the eighth lap, Tim Elrod was the first lapped car McCreadie would encounter. Meanwhile, Lanigan worked his way up behind Smith for second and finally grabbed the spot on the 21st lap.

Following another caution on lap 28, McCreadie brought the field down for the restart, then just 10 circuits later Lanigan was on his back bumper to challenge for the lead. Coming off the second turn, Lanigan powered to the inside and grabbed the spot away from McCreadie and held him off for the remaining 10 circuits.

Lanigan crossed the line ahead of McCreadie, Eckert, and Clint Smith, who grabbed his second-straight top ten. Local favorite Brent Dixon finished fifth.

Completing the top 10 were Rookie-of-the-Year contender Rick "Boom" Briggs, Morgan Bagley, Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans and Kyle Bronson.

McCreadie, who was runner-up, led the majority of the race, says he blames himself for losing the lead to Lanigan behind lapped traffic.

"I tried to move him, which was probably the wrong move, and it cost me the race, dumb mistake on my part, we made big gains in a month, that's all I can say, give us another month, we'll be even better," said McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y.

Lanigan liked the track, which brought the WoO LMS to town for the very first time.

"You could definitely maneuver all over this place," said Lanigan about the racy track surface.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the oval at 15.940 second. Heat race winners were Brent Dixon and Tim McCreadie.

Eckert, who was third, made a run at the end of the 50-lapper and the Rocket Chassis House Car came to life.

"I made a mistake in the heat race, probably cost me the feature, but the car was really good in the (feature) race there. The race track was excellent, you could go wherever you wanted to," said Eckert, who claimed his second-straight podium finish.

Twenty cars entered the event, which brought the WoO LMS to Lavonia, Ga., for the first time ever.

The WoO LMS will be back in action for a triple-header of action May 16-18 as the WoO LMS gang will make its first-ever visit to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky on Friday May 16th, then Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday May 17th then back to Bob Harris' Duck River Speedway in Wheel, Tenn. on Sunday Night May 18th. All three events pay $10,000-to-win.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Lavonia Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (4) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,650
2. (2) Tim McCreadie/50 $5,725
3. (5) Rick Eckert/50 $3,650
4. (3) Clint Smith/50 $3,050
5. (1) Brent Dixon/50 $2,600
6. (6) Rick "Boom" Briggs/50 $2,550
7. (8) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,950
8. (7) Shane Clanton/50 $1,850
9. (10) Chase Junghans/50 1,800
10. (16) Kyle Bronson/50 $1,150
11. (13) Chub Frank/50 $1,600
12. (12) Casey Roberts/50 $1,100
13. (14) Frank Heckenast Jr./49 $1,500
14. (11) Eric Wells/49 $1,450
15. (15) Tyler Millwood/48 $850
16. (17) Clayton Turner/48 $900
17. (9) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./9 $770
18. (18) Tim Elrod/8 $750
19. (20) G.R. Smith/7 $730
20. (19) Benji Cole/5 $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 18 Mins, 55 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.538 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Two (laps 0, 28)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Smith (1-2); McCreadie (3-39); Lanigan (40-50)

Provisional Starters: None

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Rick "Boom" Briggs ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 15.940
2. 99-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. 16.016
3. 1-Brent Dixon/Elberton, Ga. 16.082
4. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 16.125
5. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 16.149
6. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 16.156
7. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 16.271
8. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 16.328
9. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, Fla. 16.340
10.14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 16.372
11.18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 16.385
12. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, Ga. 16.430
13. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 16.450
14. 40B-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, Fla. 16.487
15. 121-Benji Cole/Canon, Ga. 16.567
16. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 16.576
17. X-Tyler Millwood/Kingston, Ga. 16.594
18. 22-G.R. Smith/Cornelius, N.C. 16.668
19. 102-Clayton Turner/Toccoa, Ga. 16.845
20. 3-Tim Elrod/Lavonia, Ga. 17.408

Heat No. 1 (10 laps): Brent Dixon, Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Eric Wells, Chub Frank, Tyler Millwood, Clayton Turner, Benji Cole.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps): Tim McCreadie, Clint Smith, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Morgan Bagley, Chase Junghans, Casey Roberts, Frank Heckenast Jr., Kyle Bronson, Tim Elrod, G.R. Smith.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Brent Dixon

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Brent Dixon

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Kyle Bronson

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Tyler Millwood

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Darrell Lanigan

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Morgan Bagley

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

Feb. 14 - Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 15 - Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 16 - Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 20 - Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 22 - Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park
March 29 - Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway
April 12 - Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway
April 26 - Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway
May 2 - Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
May 3 - Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Lanigan Surges to World of Outlaws Late Model Win at Fayetteville
Two-time champ becomes first two-time winner on tour this season

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - May 2, 2014 - G.R. Smith did all he could do to hang onto the lead on Friday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, but Darrell Lanigan was too strong down the stretch and swept past Smith to become the first driver with two World of Outlaws Late Model Series wins this season.

Smith and Rick Eckert battled for much of the 50-lap A-main before Lanigan and Jonathan Davenport came on strong in the second half of the feature. A restart with 15 laps to go shook up the contenders when they all tried to go for the same piece of real estate in turn one. By the time it settled, Lanigan jumped from fourth to second and set his sights on Smith.

Then with nine to go, Smith started sliding up the 4/10-mile red clay oval, giving Lanigan a chance to drive under him and into the top spot. A caution with eight to go gave Lanigan the clear track he needed to drive off to a 2.292-second, $10,000 victory over Davenport, who was able to sneak past third-place finishing Smith on the last lap.

Chub Frank and Eckert rounded out the top five.

"The third caution we just got in there and got in the rut in turn one and got into the side of Rambo [Franklin] and couldn't turn," said Lanigan, of Union, Ky. "We fell back three or four spots, but got a good restart the next time and I found a little groove in there and the car was good."

Lanigan became the series' first two-time winner this season through nine A-mains. His victory Friday in his Club 29 machine is a little redemption for a runner-up performance in last week's Illini 100.

"I feel like I let the one last week get by me so definitely to win this one makes us feel good," he said. "It's hard to believe, we've had a good car all year, we've been there, just needed a little bit."

Davenport was in the hunt for a win all night long, but ultimately he wasn't able to find a way around Lanigan down the stretch.

"I kept getting stuck on the outside and I kept trying to make it work," said Davenport, of Blairsville, Ga. "We probably had a third-place car there but we stuck with it and didn't give up."

Smith, whose team made the three-hour journey from the Charlotte suburbs with his car on the back of an open trailer, was strong all night. He picked up a $200 track bonus for setting quick time, then won his heat, got the outside pole in the redraw and raced hard to hold off Eckert, who was driving the #1 Rocket Chassis car. Ultimately, Smith settled for third, but was pleased with his volunteer crew's effort.

"We had a real good car, setting fast time and winning the heat race," said Smith, of Cornelius, N.C. "We just lost it trying too hard. We didn't know what kind of lead we had and got the right rear tire hot and if you give up a little bit to these guys they're good enough to pounce on you.

"We define weekend warrior. I never really looked behind me, or looked on the board. I didn't really care because I knew whether it was Rick Eckert or Darrell Lanigan or Jonathan Davenport, these guys are national champions. I made my mind up in the pit area before we went out there that we were going to go out swinging. We came up about eight laps short. At least we know we're knocking on the door."

Interestingly enough, the heat winners were also the top three finishers in the A-main - G.R. Smith, Darrell Lanigan and Jonathan Davenport.


The WoO LMS will be back in action on Saturday at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway in another 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Statistical Report; Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway; May 2, 2014

(Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (29) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,000
2. (6) Jonathan Davenport/50 $5,000
3. (22*) G.R. Smith/50 $4,125
4. (1*) Chub Frank/50 $2,550
5. (1) Rick Eckert/50 $2,050
6. (14M) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,750
7. (25) Shane Clanton/50 $1,400
8. (39) Tim McCreadie/50 $1,400
9. (44) Clint Smith/50 $1,250
10. (18) Eric Wells/50 $1,150
11. (6B) Chris Blackwell/50 $1,050
12. (99JR) Frank Heckenhast Jr./50 $1,300
13. (09X) Ross Bailes/50 $950
14. (39B) Steve Blackburn/50 $950
15. (18C) Chase Junghans/50 $850
16. (99B) Rick "Boom" Briggs/49 $850
17. (2) Dennis Franklin/38 $770
18. (76) Brandon Overton/35 $750
19. (A1) Austin Hubbard//35 $730
20. (618) Kevin Wilson/32 $700
21. (40B) Kyle Bronson/19 $700
22. (09) Johnny Pursley/16 $700
23. (72) Mike Parker/15 $700
24. (3) Shawn Harrell/DNS $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program, cash contingency award bonuses and track bonus for quick time.

Time of Race: 22 Mins., 18 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 2.292 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Five (laps 11, 19, 25, 35, 42)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: G.R. Smith (1-41); Lanigan (42-100)

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: G.R. Smith ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results

(Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 22*-G.R. Smith/Cornelius, N.C. - 16.782
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. - 17.004
3. 6-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, Ga. - 17.159
4. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. - 17.160
5. 3-Shawn Harrell/Raeford, N.C. - 17.356
6. 39B-Steve Blackburn/Brown Summit, N.C. - 17.419
7. 09X-Ross Bailes/Clover, S.C. - 17.454
8. 2-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, S.C. - 15.578
9. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. - 17.627
10. 76-Brandon Overton/Appleton, Ga. - 17.642
11. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. - 17.730
12. 99B-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. - 17.752
13. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. - 17.758
14. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. - 17.760
15. 09-Johnny Pursley/Clover, S.C. - 17.825
16. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. - 17.866
17. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas - 17.901
18. 18C-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Kan. - 17.902
19. 6B-Chris Blackwell/Gray's Creek, S.C. - 17.945
20. A1-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, Del. - 18.017
21. 40B-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, Fla. - 18.023
22. 99*-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. - 18.075
23. 618-Kevin Wilson/Stoneboro, N.C. - 18.154
24. 9-Dale Hammond/Nichols, S.C. - 18.867
25. 79-Roger Lucas/Benson, N.C. - 18.877
26. 72-Mike Parker/Fayetteville, N.C. - 19.226
27. 88-Dustin Mitchell/Pine Level, N.C. - NT

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): 1. G.R. Smith, 2. Rick Eckert, 3. Brandon Overton, 4. Ross Bailes, 5. Shane Clanton, 6. Chris Blackwell, 7. Frank Heckenast Jr., 8. Eric Wells, 9. Mike Parker.

Heat No. 2 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): 1. Darrell Lanigan, 2. Dennis Franklin, 3. Shawn Harrell, 4. Morgan Bagley, 5. Tim McCreadie, 6. Clint Smith, 7. Austin Hubbard, 8. Kevin Wilson, 9. Roger Lucas.

Heat No. 3 (10 laps - Top 6 Transfer): 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Steve Blackburn, 3. Chub Frank, 4. Rick "Boom" Briggs, 5. Kyle Bronson, 6. Chase Junghans, 7. Johnny Pursely, 8. Dale Hammond (DNS), 9. Dustin Mitchell (DNS).

Last Chance Showdown (12 laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. Austin Hubbard, 2. Johnny Pursley, 3. Frank Heckenast Jr., 4. Eric Wells, 5. Kevin Wilson, 6. Roger Lucas, 7. Mike Parker.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): G.R. Smith

Comp Cams ($50 certificate): G.R. Smith

MSD Ignition ($50 cash): G.R. Smith

Quartermaster ($100 certificate): G.R. Smith

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Steve Blackburn

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Austin Hubbard

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Kevin Wilson

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Kevin Wilson

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Kyle Bronson

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): G.R. Smith

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Rick Eckert

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

Feb. 14 - Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 15 - Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 16 - Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 20 - Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 22 - Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park
March 29 - Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway
April 12 - Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway
April 26 - Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway
May 2 - Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Trail

1

29

Darrell Lanigan

2

8

9

2

1358

0

2

1

Rick Eckert

0

4

7

1

1282

76

3

25

Shane Clanton

0

3

7

0

1246

112

4

39

Tim McCreadie

0

1

5

0

1212

146

5

14M

Morgan Bagley

0

1

3

0

1192

166

6

1*

Chub Frank

0

1

3

0

1188

170

7

18

Eric Wells

0

1

3

0

1186

172

8

99Jr

Frankie Heckenast Jr.

0

0

5

0

1182

176

9

B5

Brandon Sheppard

1

2

7

3

1156

202

10

44

Clint Smith

0

0

2

0

1138

220

11

18c

Chase Junghans

0

0

2

0

1076

282

12

99B

Rick 'Boom' Briggs

0

0

1

0

1042

316

13

2

Brady Smith

1

3

4

0

812

546

14

18x

Jack Sullivan

0

0

1

0

808

550

15

76

Brandon Overton

0

0

1

0

688

670

16

157

Mike Marlar

1

1

3

0

684

674

17

19

Tim Fuller

0

2

2

0

650

708

18

21L

Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

0

1

2

0

628

730

19

101

Casey Roberts

1

1

2

0

588

770

20

40b

Kyle Bronson

1

1

1

0

584

774

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

May 3-Lavonia Speedway-Lavonia, GA-$10,000 to win
May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Hibbing Raceway to Kick Off World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Wild West Tour’ in July

CONCORD, N.C. - April 29, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will race for the first time in history at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway on Thursday, July 10, kicking off the series' Wild West Tour through the upper Midwest.

The event will feature the Outlaws battling many of the WISSOTA stars in a $10,000-to-win, 50-lap race at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in northeastern Minnesota.

"It's all people are talking about," said enthusiastic promoter Rudy Aho. "We have a big late model following, this is going to be huge."

Aho is looking forward to seeing Wisconsin's Brady Smith, a winner earlier this year against the Outlaws in Florida and a frequent competitor at Hibbing, use his knowledge of the track to thrill the crowd.

"There are great late model drivers in the upper Midwest and we're looking forward to racing with them at Hibbing," said series director Tim Christman. "Rudy is definitely excited to see how they stack up at his track against Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton and all the guys."

The race at Hibbing will launch the Wild West Tour, which also includes races at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. (July 12), Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. (July 15), and River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. (July 18).

For more information on Hibbing Raceway, click www.HibbingRaceway.com. For more on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow on Twitter@WoOLateModels or like the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.
 
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Georgia Natives Clanton & Smith Seeking Victories as Outlaws Invade Southeast
World of Outlaws Late Models gearing up for Friday in Fayetteville, N.C., and Saturday in Lavonia, Ga.

By Chris Tilley

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - April 29, 2014 - Georgians Shane Clanton and Clint Smith are looking for success when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series rolls into their Southern territory this weekend.

The WoO LMS will kick off an ultra-busy month of May this weekend with a pair of $10,000-to-win events in North Carolina and Georgia.

The action starts Friday at 4/10-mile Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway as the Outlaws will roll into the Larry Norris-promoted speed-plant for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win race during their annual Tarheel 100 event presented by Ford of Clinton, N.C.

This will mark the first series visit to Fayetteville since April 30, 2010, when Josh Richards picked up the victory, and went on to claim the series championship. Richards also won the Oct. 7, 2008, event and home-state driver Jeff Smith of Dallas, N.C., took the 2009 series victory.

On Saturday the series will make its first appearance to the Stan Lester & Sarah King-promoted Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway for the second 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event of the weekend.

Clanton, of Zebulon, and Smith, of Senoia, are both within a two-hour drive of Lavonia Speedway. Clanton, one of World of Outlaws Late Model Series regulars chasing his first win of the season, says he's looking forward to racing closer to home this weekend.

"Lavonia is about as close as the series gets to racing near our home, it would be special to win one here," said Clanton, who last raced at Lavonia Speedway about six years ago. "We need to win this weekend and hopefully we can."

Clanton, fourth in WoO LMS points, is 98 markers behind leader Darrell Lanigan and needs a great finish or a win to stay on track.

"We've gotta go back out and win," Clanton said. "We've struggled with the balance on LM tires (which ran at Farmer City) and more open tires which we'll run this weekend. We feel like we're pretty good on the more open tires, we changed some things. We like racing at Farmer City, but just have to find the balance."

Clanton drove his Capital Race Cars entry to a 13-place finish in last Saturday's Illini 100.

There have been eight different winners in eight World of Outlaws Late Model Series events this season, with Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., picking up the $20,000 Illini 100 last Saturday Night in front of his home-state crowd for the 12th WoO LMS payday of his career.

Lanigan, of Union, Ky., leads the WoO LMS contingent into this weekend's action with a 52-point lead over New Berlin, Ill.-native Brandon Sheppard, who won during February in Florida. Rick Eckert of York, Pa., Clanton and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., round out the top-five in the series championship standings. Lanigan, who has one win this season, leads the series in earnings with just over $44,000 pocketed through the first eight races.

Among the top-12 in series regulars, 10 of those drivers are hungry for their first victory of the season, including Smith, the 49-year-old driver who owns 12 WoO LMS victories in his career and has been winless since May 8, 2011, in his home state at Needmore Speedway.

"I'm really looking forward to going to Fayetteville this Friday," stated an enthusiastic Smith. The four-time Southern All-Star Series champ will reminisce of days when he drove the Dunn-Benson Ford entry for Carlton and Kemp Lamm. Smith spent nearly six years behind the wheel of that ride.

But Smith's goal is to get that first WoO LMS victory of the season.

"We need a World of Outlaws win," said Smith, who has teamed up with the Florida-based Todd Wood racing group in a Rocket Chassis for the entire WoO LMS tour. "We've had some motor problems and just haven't been able to get into a rhythm yet. It's tough to win anywhere the Outlaws go, there are no breaks anywhere."

Smith says he enjoyed his trip to Farmer City last weekend, but the balance on tires between the black dirt and the red clay he is most comfortable to racing on made the ultimate difference.

"We had a good car all weekend, just bad circumstances put us behind the eight ball, it was a gamble on tires," said Smith, who fell victim to a right-rear flat tire that put him into the work area to be able to continue the remaining 12 laps. Smith finished his Illini 100 run in the 19th-position.

The remaining drivers in the top-12 expected in the series points include Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Ks. and Rick "Boom" Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. Expected from the regional stable of cars are Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., who won earlier in the season at Volusia Speedway Park; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.; Kyle Bronson of Tampa, Fla., who owns a WoO victory this season; Ivedent Lloyd of Ocala, Fla. and Brandon Overton of Appleton, Ga.

On Friday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, both the pit and grandstand gates will swing open at 3:00 p.m., the driver's meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. and hot laps at 7:00 p.m. The track's Limited Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Street, Pure Stock and U-Car divisions will join in as support classes for the evening. Adult general admission is $30.00 and adult pit passes will be $40.00. Check the track's website for additional pricing info for Friday's WoO LMS show.

On Saturday at 3/8th-mile Lavonia Speedway, all gates will swing open at noon with the driver's meeting slated for 7:15 p.m. and hot laps will follow. The Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Stock Four and Rookie Four divisions will be the supporting divisions on Saturday. Adult grandstand admission is $25.00, trackside parking is $30.00 and adult pit passes are $35.00.

This weekend's tire rule for Fayetteville Motor Speedway and Lavonia Speedway will be: Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600, 55 and American Racer 44, 48, 53, 56 compounds allowed. Those compounds must punch a minimum reading of 40 on the durometer prior to racing action.

Further information on Fayetteville Motor Speedway can be obtained by calling (910) 223-7223 or log on to www.thenewfayettevillemotorspeedway.com. The track is located at 3704 Doc Bennett Road in Fayetteville, NC 28304.

For more information on Lavonia Speedway, visit www.lavoniaspeedway.net. The track is located at 5941 Lavonia Highway in Lavonia, Ga. 30553.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Points: (after April 26th)

1. Darrell Lanigan-1,208 (Union, Ky.)
2. Brandon Sheppard-1,156 (New Berlin, Ill.)
3. Rick Eckert-1,142 (York, Pa.)
4. Shane Clanton-1,110 (Zebulon, Ga.)
5. Tim McCreadie-1,078 (Watertown, NY)
6. Eric Wells-1,056 (Hazard, Ky.)
6. Frank Heckenast Jr.-1,056 (Orland Park, Ill.)
8. Morgan Bagley-1,054 (Tyler, Texas)
9. Chub Frank-1,046 (Bear Lake, Pa.)
10. Clint Smith-956 (Senoia, Ga.)
11. Chase Junghans-924 (Manhattan, Ks.)
12. Rick "Boom" Briggs-812 (Bear Lake, Pa.)
13. Brady Smith-808 (Solon Springs, Wis.)
14. Jack Sullivan-684 (Greenbriar, Ark.)
15. Mike Marlar-650 (Winfield, Tenn.)

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

May 2-Fayetteville Motor Speedway-Fayetteville, NC-$10,000 to win
May 3-Lavonia Speedway-Lavonia, GA-$10,000 to win
May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Southeast Swing: World of Outlaws Late Models Set to Invade Fayetteville Motor Speedway and Lavonia Speedway This Weekend
Statistics reveal eight winners in eight races, including four in a row winning on home-state tracks

CONCORD, N.C. - April 29, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series invades the Southeast this weekend with $10,000-to-win events on Friday at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway and on Saturday at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway.

The series is returning to Fayetteville for the first time since 2010, when Josh Richards put his Rocket Chassis in victory lane. This weekend, Rick Eckert, the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion and a winner at Fayetteville in 1994 and again in 2000, will be in the #1 Rocket car looking to become the ninth different winner on the tour this season.

Saturday night the series invades Lavonia Speedway for the first time in series history. Georgia natives Shane Clanton and Clint Smith will no doubt be seeking a victory in front of their home state fans, which would keep a trend growing - in each of the past four races a home-state driver has earned the victory.

All gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. on Friday at Fayetteville. For more information on the track, click www.TheNewFayettevilleMotorSpeedway.com

On Saturday at Lavonia, pits will open at noon with grandstands opening at 3 p.m. Tickets for Lavonia can be purchased online through their website at www.LavoniaSpeedway.net

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been eight World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - SHANNON BABB, Moweaqua, Ill. - 1
- KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 1
- DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 1
- MIKE MARLAR, Winfield, Tenn. - 1
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1
- BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 1
- BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 1

Total Laps Led (16 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1 - DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 60
2 - SHANNON BABB, Moweaqua, Ill. - 55
3 - BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 49
4 - BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 44
5 - BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. - 43
6 - MIKE MARLAR, Winfield, Tenn. - 42
7 - KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 34
8 - SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. - 22
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 22
10 - SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. - 18
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 18
12 - JOHN BLANKENSHIP, Williamson, W.Va. - 16
13 - TIM McCREADIE, Watertown, N.Y. - 8
14 - IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 6
- DON O'NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. - 6
16 - RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. - 2

Pole Positions (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 2
2 - MORGAN BAGLEY, Tyler, Texas - 1
- KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 1
- IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 1
- DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 1
- TIM McCREADIE, Watertown, N.Y. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1

Heat Race Winners (22 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 3
2 - BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 3
3 - SHANNON BABB, Moweaqua, Ill. - 2
- SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. - 2
- RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. - 2
- BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 2
7 - SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. - 1
- STEVE FRANCIS, Ashland, Ky. - 1
- FRANKIE HECKENAST JR., Orland Park, Ill. - 1
- IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 1
- TIM McCREADIE, Watertown, N.Y. - 1
- DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. - 1
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1
- DON O'NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. - 1
- BRANDON OVERTON, Appleton, Ga. - 1
- BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. - 1
- GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. - 1
- BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. - 1
- RYAN UNZICKER, El Paso, Ill. - 1
- KEVIN WEAVER, Gibson City, Ill. - 1
- ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky. - 1

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Trail

1

29

Darrell Lanigan

1

7

8

2

1208

0

2

1

Brandon Sheppard

1

2

7

3

1156

52

3

24

Rick Eckert

0

3

6

1

1142

66

4

25

Shane Clanton

0

3

6

0

1110

98

5

39

Tim McCreadie

0

1

4

0

1078

130

6

18

Eric Wells

0

1

2

0

1056

152


 

99Jr

Frankie Heckenast Jr.

0

0

5

0

1056

152

8

14M

Morgan Bagley

0

1

2

0

1054

154

9

1*

Chub Frank

0

0

2

0

1046

162

10

44

Clint Smith

0

0

1

0

1006

202

11

18c

Chase Junghans

0

0

2

0

956

252

12

99B

Rick 'Boom' Briggs

0

0

1

0

924

284

13

2

Brady Smith

1

3

4

0

812

396

14

18x

Jack Sullivan

0

0

1

0

808

400

15

157

Mike Marlar

1

1

3

0

684

524

16

19

Tim Fuller

0

2

2

0

650

558

17

21L

Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

0

1

2

0

628

580

18

101

Casey Roberts

1

1

2

0

588

620

19

76

Brandon Overton

0

0

1

0

574

634

20

12M

Raymond Merrill

0

0

0

0

502

706

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Brady Smith (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Brandon Sheppard (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Darrell Lanigan (1)
4. Thursday, Feb. 20 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Casey Roberts (1)
5. Saturday, Feb. 22 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Kyle Bronson (1)
6. Saturday, March 29 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Billy Moyer (1)
7. Saturday, April 12 / Tazewell Speedway / Tazewell, Tenn. / Mike Marlar (1)
8. Saturday, April 26 / Farmer City Speedway / Farmer City, Ill. / Shannon Babb (1)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Babb Earns First Illini 100 Victory In Front of Hometown Crowd
Land of Lincoln driver pockets $20,000, becomes eighth different World of Outlaws Late Model Series winner this season

By Chris Tilley

FARMER CITY, Ill. - April 26, 2014 - Shannon Babb became the first Illinois driver to capture the Illini 100 on Saturday night at Farmer City Raceway.

The Moweaqua, Ill., driver started seventh, took the lead on lap 46 from Bobby Pierce and never looked back en route to a $20,000 payday in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned Sixth Annual Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway. Babb became the eighth different winner in eight races on this year's World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour across America.

"Man I'm pumped, 20 grand right here at Farmer City, shoot!" exclaimed a very excited Babb in Victory Lane in front of a packed hometown crowd. "This race means a lot, there's no better crowd in the Midwest than right here, every year they keep supporting it, we've got a lot of good race fans and race teams around here, it's great. Love to win it right here at home."

Polesitter Morgan Bagley and Rick Eckert brought the field of 24 to life for the Illini 100 with Eckert taking the point and leading the opening circuit with Pierce, Tim McCreadie and Bagley in tow. On the third lap Pierce took the lead from Eckert coming off the fourth turn and tried to hold off the field.

By the eighth lap, points leader and two-time champion Darrell Lanigan made his presence known as he rallied from his eighth starting spot to challenge for third and eventually take the position from McCreadie. By the next lap, Lanigan rolled his Club 29 Race Car to the second.

Pierce continued leading, but Lanigan kept the pressure on, closing the gap on Pierce by the 16th lap. Lanigan put his nose to the outside of Pierce on several occasions but Pierce's momentum on the bottom of the quarter-mile bullring keep him out front.

Lapped traffic came into play by the 21st circuit as both Pierce and Lanigan had their hands full behind several lapped cars. For the next eight laps the duo worked through lapped cars with Pierce still holding his momentum.

Pierce continued to lead until the 45th lap when the caution flew for debris. On the restart, Babb knocked off second place and by the 46th lap he moved up the track and took the lead from Pierce.

"When those guys went to the bottom, my mouth was watering, I just got up there and got 'er done," Babb said.

As the race went on after the lap-50 yellow flag, Babb could flex his muscle with the lead on the field, but after a final yellow on lap-88, the field bunched up again for the final time but Babb still held off a determined Lanigan for his first WoO LMS victory of the season.

Only four caution flags slowed the event which took just over 36 minutes to run. The first yellow flag came on the sixth lap as Steve Sheppard Jr. and Jeep VanWormer both spun in turn one. The next yellow would be on lap 45 for debris in turn four. The third yellow would come out on the 50th lap as Chase Junghans slowed in turn three with a flat tire. The fourth and final yellow would wave on the 88th lap as Clint Smith brought his car to rest in turn four with a right-rear flat tire. Both Junghans and Smith entered the work area and bolted on new rubber for the rest of the main event.

Babb drove his Petroff Towing, Donley Trucking and Krekes Powerhouse sponsored Rocket Chassis to the payday. Completing the top-five were eighth-starting Lanigan of Union, Ky., fourth-starting Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., sixth-starting McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., and Eckert, of York, Pa., who drove to his first top-five filling in for three-time series champ Josh Richards in the #1 Rocket Chassis car.

Lanigan just couldn't get over the hump he needed to get the win.

"We did have a good car all night, that's my fault, I should have took the outside on the first restart and picked the inside," stated Lanigan after his podium finish.

Lanigan turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials on Friday night, circling the blistering-fast oval in 13.369 seconds during Group 'A' of the split qualifying session.

Heat winners on Friday were Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver and Bobby Pierce. Ryan Unzicker and Darren Friedman captured the Last Chance Showdowns on Saturday.

The WoO LMS will be back in action to kick off an ultra-busy Month of May on Friday May 2, at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C., and Saturday, May 3, at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga. Each event pays $10,000-to-win.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (7) Shannon Babb/100 $20,050
2. (8) Darrell Lanigan/100 $10,650
3. (4) Bobby Pierce/100 $6,500
4. (6) Tim McCreadie/100 $5,700
5. (2) Rick Eckert/100 $4,650
6. (14) Jason Feger/100 $3,050
7. (3) Kevin Weaver/100 $2,750
8. (13) Chub Frank/100 $3,100
9. (5) Frank Heckenast Jr./100 $3,100
10. (12) Brandon Sheppard/100 $2,650
11. (10) Scott Schmitt/100 $1,950
12. (17) Ryan Unzicker/100 $1,800
13. (9) Shane Clanton/100 $2,250
14. (23) Eric Wells/100 $2,200
15. (22) Brady Smith/100 $1,650
16. (1) Morgan Bagley/100 $2,130
17. (16) Rick "Boom" Briggs/100 $2,110
18. (24) Chase Junghans/100 $2,090
19. (21) Clint Smith/99 $2,070
20. (15) Joe Harlan/78 $1,500
21. (20) Steve Shappard Jr./66 $1,500
22. (11) Brian Diverley/62 $1,500
23. (19) Jeep VanWormer/44 $1,500
24. (18) Darren Friedman/43 $1,525

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 36 Mins., 37 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.419 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Four (laps 6, 45, 50, 88)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Eckert (1-2); Pierce (3-45); Babb (46-100)

Provisional Starters: Eric Wells and Chase Junghans

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Bobby Pierce ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group 'A'

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 13.369
2. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.498
3. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.560
4. 18B-Shannon Babb-Moweaqua, Ill. 13.588
5. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 13.592
6. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, Ill. 13.690
7. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 13.718
8. 10-Scott Schmitt/Tonica, Ill. 13.724
9. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 13.780
10. 89-Daren Friedman/Forrest, Ill. 13.789
11. 116-Torin Mettille/Cullom, Ill. 13.792
12. 5s-Steve Sheppard Jr./New Berlin, Ill. 13.826
13. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 13.941
14. 77m-Jay Morris/Watseka, Ill. 14.045
15. 32J-Jason Jaggers/Wyant, Ill. 14.143
16. 7T-Steve Thorsten/Milford, Ill. 14.148
17. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 14.156
18. 93-Jay Johnson/W. Burlington, Iowa 14.328

Group 'B'

1. B12-Kevin Weaver/Gibson City, Ill. 13.646
2. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 13.691
3. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 13.766
4. 35-Derek Chandler/Pontiac, Ill. 13.780
5. 11d-Brian Diverley/Springfield, Ill. 13.822
6. B5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, Ill. 13.865
7. 24-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, Ill. 13.866
8. 83-Scott Bull/Fairbury, Ill. 13.898
9. Z-Joe Harlan/El Paso, Ill. 13.904
10. 1w-Donny Walden/Towanda, Ill. 13.922
11. 45-Kyle Hammer/Clinton, Ill. 13.939
12. 99B-Rick 'Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.977
13. 55-Jeep VanWormer/Pinconning, Mich. 13.992
14. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, Wis. 14.151
15. 74-Russ Adams/Princeville, Ill. 14.475
DNQ. 9D-Daniel Flessner/Roberts, Ill. No Time
DNQ. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, Ill. No Time
DNQ. 42-McKay Wenger/Fairbury, Ill. No Time

Heat No. 1 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Shane Clanton, Chub Frank, Chase Junghans, Clint Smith, Torin Mettille, Jason Jaggers, Eric Wells.

Heat No. 2 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Tim McCreadie, Scott Schmitt, Jason Feger, Darren Friedman, Steve Sheppard Jr., Jay Morris, Jay Johnson, Steve Thorston.

Heat No. 3 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Kevin Weaver, Frank Heckenast Jr., Brian Diverley, Joe Harlan, Jeep VanWormer, Ryan Unzicker, Kyle Hammer, Russ Adams, Daniel Flessner (DNS).

Heat No. 4 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Derek Chandler, Scott Bull, Donny Walden, Brady Smith.

Last Chance Showdown No. 1 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Ryan Unzicker, Jeep VanWormer, Clint Smith, Chase Junghans, Eric Wells, Kyle Hammer, Torin Mettille, Jay Johnson, Daniel Flessner.

Last Chance Showdown No. 2 (12 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Darren Friedman, Steve Sheppard Jr., Brady Smith, Jay Morris, Scott Bull, Donny Walden, Derek Chandler, Steve Thorston.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Shannon Babb

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Shannon Babb

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Scott Schmitt

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Jason Feger

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Brandon Sheppard

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Joe Harlan

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Joe Harlan

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Steve Sheppard Jr.

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Brian Diverley

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Darren Friedman

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Shannon Babb

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Rick Eckert

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th
Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th
Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

May 2-Fayetteville Motor Speedway-Fayetteville, NC-$10,000 to win
May 3-Lavonia Speedway-Lavonia, GA-$10,000 to win
May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win
May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win
May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

 

Darrell Lanigan Off to Fast Start in Quest for Illini 100 Title
Two-time champ posts quick time, wins heat as Illinois natives hang tough

By Chris Tilley

FARMER CITY, Ill. - April 25, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan topped 36 World of Outlaws Late Model Series racers as the fastest driver in Ohlins Shocks Qualifying during Friday's opening night of the Sixth Annual Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway.

Along with winning his Qualifying Heat Race, Lanigan earns a place in Saturday's top-eight redraw for the prestigious 100-lap, $20,000-to-win event at the quarter-mile bullring in central Illinois.

"The car was pretty good, track is a little bit different this year, seems like they got the top cut down, you kind of have to get around the bottom," stated Lanigan, of Union, Ky., after his fastest qualifying effort. Lanigan, who claimed the $5,000 Spring 50 at Florence (Ky.) Speedway during an off-WoO LMS weekend, is looking for his first Illini 100 victory. "It was a new car we had at Florence, same one we brought here tonight, seems like a pretty good piece, so we'll see what we got."

Lanigan, who drives his self-prepared Club 29 Race Car also won the first heat race over Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., and Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa. Lanigan and Bagley will go to Saturday's redraw.

Then it was time for the Illinois natives to shine in an effort to keep that $20,000 payday in the Land of Lincoln.

Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., was victorious in the second heat race by taking the win over Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., Scott Schmitt of Tonica, Ill., and Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill.

Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., the fastest Group "B" qualifier, won the third heat race in his Bob Pierce Race Car over Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill. Completing the top-four were Brian Diverley of Springfield, Ill., and Joe Harlan of El Paso, Ill. Weaver won his heat race from the bottom of the track.

"There was just more traction on the bottom," said Weaver, the 2000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "Farmer City is known to be on the bottom early and move to the top later so last week we came here and ran the bottom of turn one and two and the top of three and four, we won the normal race but I think we we're better around the bottom."

Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., raced from the tail of the fourth heat to the lead in only five laps en route to winning over Rick Eckert of York, Pa., who made his debut filling in for three-time champion Josh Richards in the #1 Rocket car. Third was Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., who had been filling in for Richards since the opener in Florida, and fourth was Rick "Boom" Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa.


The Illini 100 wraps up on Saturday night with the Last Chance Showdowns and the $20,000-to-win A-main. The pit gates will open at 12:00 pm and Hot Laps are slated for 5:00 pm. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar Stock Cars and the DIRTcar Pro Late Models will also be on the racing card for Saturday.

Additional information on the Illini 100 can be obtained by visiting www.farmercityracing.net

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 


Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group 'A'


1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 13.369
2. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.498
3. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.560
4. 18B-Shannon Babb-Moweaqua, Ill. 13.588
5. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 13.592
6. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, Ill. 13.690
7. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 13.718
8. 10-Scott Schmitt/Tonica, Ill. 13.724
9. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 13.780
10. 89-Daren Friedman/Forrest, Ill. 13.789
11. 116-Torin Mettille/Cullom, Ill. 13.792
12. 5s-Steve Sheppard Jr./New Berlin, Ill. 13.826
13. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 13.941
14. 77m-Jay Morris/Watseka, Ill. 14.045
15. 32J-Jason Jaggers/Wyant, Ill. 14.143
16. 7T-Steve Thorsten/Milford, Ill. 14.148
17. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 14.156
18. 93-Jay Johnson/W. Burlington, Iowa 14.328

Group 'B'

1. B12-Kevin Weaver/Gibson City, Ill. 13.646
2. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 13.691
3. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 13.766
4. 35-Derek Chandler/Pontiac, Ill. 13.780
5. 11d-Brian Diverley/Springfield, Ill. 13.822
6. B5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, Ill. 13.865
7. 24-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, Ill. 13.866
8. 83-Scott Bull/Fairbury, Ill. 13.898
9. Z-Joe Harlan/El Paso, Ill. 13.904
10. 1w-Donny Walden/Towanda, Ill. 13.922
11. 45-Kyle Hammer/Clinton, Ill. 13.939
12. 99B-Rick 'Boom Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.977
13. 55-Jeep VanWormer/Pinconning, Mich. 13.992
14. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, Wis. 14.151
15. 74-Russ Adams/Princeville, Ill. 14.475
DNQ. 9D-Daniel Flessner/Roberts, Ill. No Time
DNQ. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, Ill. No Time
DNQ. 42-McKay Wenger/Fairbury, Ill. No Time

Heat No. 1 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Shane Clanton, Chub Frank, Chase Junghans, Clint Smith, Torin Mettille, Jason Jaggers, Eric Wells.

Heat No. 2 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Tim McCreadie, Scott Schmitt, Jason Feger, Darren Friedman, Steve Sheppard Jr., Jay Morris, Jay Johnson, Steve Thorston.

Heat No. 3 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Kevin Weaver, Frank Heckenast Jr., Brian Diverley, Joe Harlan, Jeep VanWormer, Ryan Unzicker, Kyle Hammer, Russ Adams, Daniel Flessner (DNS).

Heat No. 4 (15 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Derek Chandler, Scott Bull, Donny Walden, Brady Smith.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

Illini 100 Awaits World of Outlaws Late Model Series This Weekend at Farmer City Raceway
High-banked quarter-mile oval set for prestigious $20,000-to-win event April 25-26

By Chris Tilley

FARMER CITY, Ill. - April 22, 2014 - The Sixth Annual Illini 100 this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, features the World of Outlaws Late Model Series invading Farmer City Raceway for a $20,000-to-win payday.

Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Ky., leads the Outlaws into familiar territory with a 36-point margin over Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill. Rick Eckert of York, Pa, who recently took over the Rocket Chassis house car ride for Sheppard, is third in the championship with 2009 Illini 100 winner Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, Ga., sitting in fourth. The 2006 champion, Tim McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y., is fifth in points and aiming to break into the win column this weekend.

Other series regulars who will be looking to tame the high banks Farmer City include Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Tex., Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Ks., Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., and Rick 'Boom" Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. Regional standout and teenage sensation Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill, is off to a hot start to the season, picking up wins recently at Eldora Speedway and 34 Raceway.

Through seven events on the tour this season, there have been seven different winners. Among those drivers have been three new series winners including Casey Roberts and Kyle Bronson, who both claimed victories at Volusia Speedway Park, and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who claimed his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory April 12 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway.

Other regional stars expected to be in attendance for the Illini 100 will Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., Daren Friedman of Forrest, Ill., Bob Gardner of Germantown, Ill., Joe Harlan of El Paso, Ill., Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa., Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill, Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis.

Former Illini winners at Farmer City include three-time winner Billy Moyer (2008, 2010 and 2013); Clanton (2009) and Mars (2012).

On Friday, April 25, the WoO LMS gang will open the weekend with practice, Ohlins Shocks Time Trials and Heat Races. On Saturday night, April 26, the event concludes with the Last Chance Showdowns and the 100-lap $20,000-to-win event. An open practice session will be held on Thursday night, April 24.

The weekend's tire rule will feature the DIRTcar UMP Hoosier compounds of LM20, LM30 & LM40. Friday's program will also feature UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro Late Models and Hornets. Saturday's classes include $1,000-to-win for the UMP Modifieds, $1,000-to-win for the Pro Late Models and the Street Stocks will pay $400-to-win.

Adult general admission is $15 Friday and $35 Saturday. A two-day general admission pass at the gate can be purchased for $45. Adult Pit Passes are $20 Thursday for Practice, $30 Friday and $40 for Saturday. A three-day pit pass can be purchased for $85 while a two-day pit pass is $65.

Hot Laps are slated for 7:00 pm Friday and 6:00 pm on Saturday.

Farmer City Raceway is easily accessible off of Interstate 74 in Farmer City, IL. Take exit 159 off of I-74. From the exit travel 6/10th's of a mile South on State Road 54 to US150. Travel 7/10th's of a mile West on US150 to the Fairgrounds.

Further information on Farmer City Raceway can be obtained by calling (309) 928-9110 or log on to www.farmercityracing.net

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver Residence

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Behind

1. 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY

1

6

7

1

1062

0

2. 1 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL

1

2

6

3

1026

36

3. 24 Rick Eckert York, PA

0

2

5

1

1002

60

4. 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA

0

1

4

0

986

76

5. 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY

0

1

4

0

936

126

6. 14M Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX

0

1

3

0

936

126

7. 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY

0

1

2

0

934

128

8. 99Jr Frankie Heckenast Jr. Orland Park, IL

0

0

4

0

924

138

9. 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA

0

0

1

0

912

150

10. 44 Clint Smith Senoia, GA

0

0

1

0

888

174

11. 18c Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS

0

0

2

0

842

220

12. 18x Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR

0

0

1

0

808

254

13. 99B Rick 'Boom' Briggs Bear Lake, PA

0

0

1

0

808

254

14. 2 Brady Smith Solon Springs, WI

1

3

4

0

692

370

15. 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN

1

1

3

0

684

378

16. 19 Tim Fuller Watertown, NY

0

2

2

0

650

412

17. 21L Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL

0

1

2

0

628

434

18. 101 Casey Roberts Toccoa, GA

1

1

2

0

588

474

19. 76 Brandon Overton Appleton, GA

0

0

1

0

574

488

20. 12M Raymond Merrill Sallisaw, OK

0

0

0

0

502

560

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

Feb. 14 - Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 15 - Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 16 - Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park
Feb. 20 - Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 21 - Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park
March 29 - Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway
April 12 -Tazewell Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

April 25-26-Farmer City Raceway-Farmer City, IL-$20,000 to win Illini 100
May 2-Fayetteville Motor Speedway-Fayetteville, NC-$10,000 to win
May 3-Lavonia Speedway-Lavonia, GA-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 


Marlar Captures World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory at Tazewell Speedway
Tennessee driver tops Clanton, Eckert for his first series win in 50-lap feature

By Chris Tilley

TAZEWELL, Tenn. - April 12, 2014 - Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., took advantage of Tim McCreadie's misfortune and went on to capture Saturday night's Scion of Knoxville 50 World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Tazewell Speedway.

This was Marlar's first-career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory, and he became the series' seventh different winner this season in seven races after holding off Shane Clanton and Rick Eckert to the checkered flag as championship leader Darrell Lanigan finished fourth with last year's top rookie Eric Wells rounding out the top five.

"We actually scaled back on racing this year and I think we're going to have one of our best year's yet," said an excited Marlar in victory lane.

"My steering is bent, my arms are tired, but with all the help from my family and friends, Ronnie Delk (car owner), all of the work they put in, we're going stay in there and drive it all we can," stated Marlar after talking about his near mishap with lapped car Mark Gant.

McCreadie and Marlar brought the field of 24 to life for the start of the 50-lapper with McCreadie jumping to the high side and the early lead. Marlar tucked under T-Mac for second with Lanigan moving from his eighth spot to the fifth position by the second circuit. By the sixth lap, sixth-starting Clanton and his Capital Race Cars entry passed Eckert for the third spot.

"We're good, just need a little lady luck to start up front and maybe we can win one," said runner-up Clanton of Zebulon, Ga.

Eckert of York, Pa., held on to a third place-finish and said tire choice was the key.

"He was a little bit softer on the left rear tire, that one restart he took the bottom off two and snuck by me and I just couldn't get him back cleared," said Eckert.

Brandon Overton of Appleton, Ga., finished sixth while Rookie-of-the-Year contender Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan., finished seventh. Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., and Rick "Boom" Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., rounded out the top 10.

Eight caution flags slowed the main event. The first yellow flag would wave on lap three as Boom Briggs got crossed up in turn four collecting three more. Lap nine would see leader McCreadie slowing for a right rear flat tire. Bryan Hendrix spun at the top of turn two in front of the top-four cars and brought out the yellow on lap 17. Debris brought out the next yellow on lap 26. The next yellow flag would wave on lap-29 as the rescue squad had to come out of the infield and attend to a spectator. Jack Sullivan would slow in turn three for a flat tire on lap 31 to bring out the next yellow flag. The lap-39 caution flag would be for Chub Frank's right-rear flat. Jeff Wolfenbarger would slow for the final yellow with two laps to go with a flat tire.

Twenty-four cars entered the event, which brought the WoO LMS to Gary Hall's track outside Tazewell for the lone season visit.

Eckert turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the blistering-fast 1/3 mile oval in 11.390 seconds. Heat winners were Eckert, Wells and McCreadie.

Darrell Lanigan continues to lead the overall World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship with six top-five's and seven top-10s through seven feature events.

The WoO LMS will be back in action April 25-26 with the sixth running of the Illini 100 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Time Trials and heat races will be run on Friday night and the $20,000-to-win finale is set for Saturday evening.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Statistical Report; Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway; April 12, 2014

Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won:

1. (2) Mike Marlar/50 $10,500
2. (6) Shane Clanton/50 $5,600
3. (3) Rick Eckert/50 $3,650
4. (8) Darrell Lanigan/50 $3,150
5. (5) Eric Wells/50 $2,500
6. (9) Brandon Overton/50 $1,700
7. (12) Chase Junghans/50 $2,300
8. (21) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,850
9. (10) Clint Smith/50 $1,800
10. (15) Rick "Boom" Briggs/50 $1,150
11. (13) Brandon Sheppard/50 $1,550
12. (14) Chub Frank/50 $1,550
13. (18) Josh Putnam/50 $1,050
14. (16) Bryan Hendrix/50 $900
15. (7) Jeff Wolfenbarger/50 $850
16. (23) Mark Gant/49 $800
17. (20) Frank Heckenast Jr./46 $1,320
18. (11) Jack Sullivan/37 $1,300
19. (4) Billy Ogle, Jr./26 $730
20. (1) Tim McCreadie/17 $1,350
21. (17) Terry Wolfenbarger/13 $750
22. (19) Kyle Bronson/9 $700
23. (22) Wade Howerton/8 $700
24. (24) Steve Smith/DNS $0

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 34 Mins,18 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 1.071 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Eight (laps 3, 9, 17, 26, 29, 31, 39, 48)

Red Flag: None

Lap Leaders: McCreadie (1-8), Marlar (9-50)

Provisional Starters: None

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Mike Marlar ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 24-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 11.390
2. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, Tenn. 11.436
3. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 11.442
4. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 11.447
5. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 11.551
6. 76-Brandon Overton/Appleton, Ga. 11.605
7. 28-Jeff Wolfenbarger/Clinton, Tenn. 11.712
8. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 11.779
9. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 11.788
10. 44-Clint Smith-Senoia, Ga. 11.796
11. 18x-Jack Sullivan/Greenbriar, Ark. 11.824
12. 201-Billy Ogle Jr./Knoxville, Tenn. 11.854
13. 5-Bryan Hendrix/Knoxville, Tenn. 11.856
14. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 11.864
15. 212-Josh Putnam/Florence, Ala. 11.884
16. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, Ill. 11.975
17. 14-Terry Wolfenbarger/Clinton, Tenn. 11.978
18. 14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Tex. 12.099
19. 40B-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, Fla. 12.139
20. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 12.156
21. 99-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. 12.241
22. 113-Mark Gant/Savannah, Tenn. 12.459
23. 71-Steve Smith/Powell, Tenn. 12.522
24. 15-Wade Howerton/Tazewell, Tenn. 12.690

Heat No. 1 (10 laps - All cars Transfer): Eckert, Clanton, J. Wolfenbarger, C. Smith, Sheppard, Hendrix, Bronson, Gant (DNS).
Heat No. 2 (10 laps - All cars Transfer): Wells, Marlar, Lanigan, Sullivan, Frank, T. Wolfenbarger, Heckenast, S. Smith (DNS).
Heat No. 3 (10 laps - All cars Transfer): McCreadie, B. Ogle, Overton, Junghans, Briggs, Putnam, Bagley, Howerton.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Eric Wells

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Shane Clanton

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Shane Clanton

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Shane Clanton

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Shane Clanton

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Putnam

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Putnam

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Jeff Wolfenbarger

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Jeff Wolfenbarger

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Jack Sullivan

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Ogle Jr.

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Terry Wolfenbarger

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Wade Howerton

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Wade Howerton

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Shane Clanton

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Brandon Sheppard

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Residence

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Behind

1.

29

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

1

6

7

1

1062

0

2.

1

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

1

2

6

3

1026

36

3.

24

Rick Eckert

York, PA

0

2

5

1

1002

60

4.

25

Shane Clanton

Zebulon, GA

0

1

4

0

986

76

5.

39

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

0

1

4

0

936

126

6.

14M

Morgan Bagley

Tyler, TX

0

1

3

0

936

126

7.

18

Eric Wells

Hazard, KY

0

1

2

0

934

128

8.

99Jr

Frankie Heckenast Jr.

Orland Park, IL

0

0

4

0

924

138

9.

1*

Chub Frank

Bear Lake, PA

0

0

1

0

912

150

10.

44

Clint Smith

Senoia, GA

0

0

1

0

888

174

11.

18c

Chase Junghans

Manhattan, KS

0

0

2

0

842

220

12.

18x

Jack Sullivan

Greenbrier, AR

0

0

1

0

808

254

13.

99B

Rick 'Boom' Briggs

Bear Lake, PA

0

0

1

0

808

254

14.

2

Brady Smith

Solon Springs, WI

1

3

4

0

692

370

15.

157

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

1

1

3

0

684

378

16.

19

Tim Fuller

Watertown, NY

0

2

2

0

650

412

17.

21L

Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Ocala, FL

0

1

2

0

628

434

18.

101

Casey Roberts

Toccoa, GA

1

1

2

0

588

474

19.

76

Brandon Overton

Appleton, GA

0

0

1

0

574

488

20.

12M

Raymond Merrill

Sallisaw, OK

0

0

0

0

502

560

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Rain Forces World of Outlaws Late Model Series Officials to Reschedule Duck River Raceway Park Event to Sunday, May 18
Tour now heads to Tazewell Speedway for Saturday's $10,000-to-win event

By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing & Motorsports Services

WHEEL, Tenn. - April 11, 2014 - Just after World of Outlaws Late Model Series Group "A" of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials ended and Group "B" began, so did Mother Nature on Friday night at Duck River Raceway Park, forcing the night to end early. The Outlaws will now head to Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway for Saturday's $10,000-to-win event.

Heavy rain hit the track in the middle of qualifying, washing out the rest of the program. Track and series officials rescheduled it for Sunday, May 18, setting up a triple-header weekend with 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky., on Friday, May 16, and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on Saturday, May 17.

"It's unfortunate for the fans and drivers who traveled so far to see the World of Outlaws stars," said Series Director Tim Christman. "We hate it for track owner Bob (Harris) who had a record crowd tonight as well."

Thirty-eight cars entered the event and Group "A" of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials had completed. Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., was the fastest car in Group "A" with an 11.862-second lap. Clanton unofficially lowered the track record in Qualifying. A complete new program will be run when the series returns on May 18.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be back in action Saturday night (April 12) at Gary Hall's Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway for another 50-lap $10,000-to-win event.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Entry-List prior to rainout: David Seibers, Brandon Overton, Tony Morris, Caleb Ashby, Kyle Bronson, Darrell Lanigan, Brad Skinner, Mike Marlar, Clint Nichols, Chub Frank, Eric Wells, Chase Junghans, J.R. Atchley, Clint Smith, Mark Fields, Jack Sullivan, Frank Heckenast Jr., Shane Clanton, Ray McElhiney, Eric Hickerson, Ray Cook, Tom Maddox, Tim McCreadie, Anthony Burroughs, Riley Hickman, Michael Chilton, Shannon Babb, Joe Denby, Brian Rickman, Mark Gant, Rick Eckert, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Robert Stutts, Morgan Bagley, Dale McDowell, Josh Putnam, Rick Rickman, Brandon Sheppard.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Points

1. Darrell Lanigan-860 (Union, KY)
2. Brandon Sheppard-838 (New Berlin, IL)
3. Rick Eckert-798 (York, PA)
4. Shane Clanton-780 (Zebulon, GA)
5. Tim McCreadie-766 (Watertown, NY)
6. Frank Heckenast Jr.-748 (Orland Park, IL)
7. Morgan Bagley-742 (Tyler, TX)
8. Eric Wells-734 (Hazard, KY)
9. Chub Frank-726 (Bear Lake, PA)
10. Clint Smith-702 (Senoia, GA)

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners (after 3/29/14):

Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park February 14th
Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th
Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park February 16th
Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th
Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park February 22nd
Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

April 12-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,000 to win
April 25/26-Farmer City Raceway-Farmer City, IL-$20,000 to win Illini 100
May 2-Fayetteville Motor Speedway-Fayetteville, NC-$10,000 to win
May 3-Lavonia Speedway-Lavonia, GA-$10,000 to win

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
 

World of Outlaws Late Models Invading Volunteer State This Weekend
Championship leader Darrell Lanigan carries momentum heading Friday into Duck River Raceway Park and Saturday into Tazewell Speedway

By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing & Motorsports Services

WHEEL, Tenn. - April 8, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series invades the Volunteer State of Tennessee on Friday at Duck River Raceway Park and Saturday at Tazewell Speedway.

Through the first six events of the season, no driver has repeated but two-time champion Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Ky., is atop the championship standings thanks in part to a victory at Bubba Raceway Park plus five top-five finishes. He has a 22-point advantage over Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., who is piloting Josh Richards' three-time champion Rocket car. Chasing Lanigan and Sheppard are Rick Eckert, of York, Pa.; Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, Ga.; and Tim McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y.

Other series invaders that will take to the track this weekend include rookie-of-the-year contender Chase Junghans, of Manhattan, Kan., as well as Rick 'Boom' Briggs, of Bear Lake, Pa., who travels with fellow Pennsylvanian Chub Frank.

On Friday, April 11, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series travelers will visit the Bob Harris-owned Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event. The 2-Barrel/Crate Late Models, Pure Pony, Pure Stock, Modified Street and Outlaw Pony Classes will all be on the racing card. During last season's visit to Duck River, Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., captured a $10,000 payday in a thrilling race over Lanigan and McCreadie. Gates open at noon and racing will begin at 7:00 p.m. with all times Central for Friday at Duck River. Adult General Admission is $25.00 while Pit Passes are $40.00.

Tanner English, of Benton, Ky., is the most recent winner at Duck River Raceway Park, picking up the victory on April 5. English, the son of Western Kentucky racer Terry English, along with defending Deep Fried 75 Champ Josh Putnam, of Florence, Ala.; Daniel Miller, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; Brad Skinner, of Springhill, Tenn.; David Seibers, of Petersburg, Tenn.; Jason Hiett, of Oxford, Ala.; Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind.; Billy Ogle Jr., of Knoxville, Tenn.; Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Skylar Marlar, of Winfield, Tenn.; Ronnie Lee Hollingsworth, of Northport, Ala.; Eric Hickerson, of Linden, Tenn.; Caleb Ashby, of Cunningham, Tenn., and National Stars Ray Cook, of Brasstown, N.C., and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., are expected to be in attendance for one of the largest events the track will host all season.

Lanigan owned the track record of 11.97 set in 2013 during the visit by the Outlaws, but David Seibers, of Petersburg, Tenn., broke that mark this past Saturday night and turned a blistering 11.96 second lap. English claimed the event win at Duck River over Eric Hickerson, Daniel Miller, Mark Fields and Seibers.

On Saturday night, April 12, the Outlaws will face off with the East Tennessee hot shoes at Gary Hall's Tazewell Speedway for another 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event presented by Scion of Knoxville. The Sportsman, Modified Street, Classic Cars and Four Cylinders will also be on tap for the evening's activities. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:30 p.m. with all times Eastern on the Tazewell event. Admission prices and other information can be found on the Tazewell Speedway website. Tazewell Motor Lodge is the official host hotel for the track. Call (423) 626-7229 for more information.

Along with the World of Outlaws stars, East Tennessee hot shoes Billy Ogle Jr., of Knoxville; Tommy Kerr, of Maryville; Jeff Wolfenbarger of Clinton; Steve Smith, of Powell; and other regional competitors are expected to tear up the high banks of the 1/3-mile Saturday. Ogle is fresh off a $6,000 victory in the Ray Cook Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series event at Smoky Mountain Speedway last Saturday, April 5. Former World of Outlaws winners at Tazewell Speedway include Bub McCool, Chris Madden and Shane Clanton.

A full show of Practice, Time Trials, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and 50-lap mains will be on tap each night for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors.

For the Duck River/Tazewell swings, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44-, 48- and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum '40' reading when checked with a durometer.

Information regarding Duck River Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track at (931) 684-8200 or (931) 205-8150 or log on to www.duckriverracewaypark.com .  Duck River Speedway is located at 1100 Haskins Chapel Road in Lewisburg, TN 37091.

Further information on Tazewell Speedway can be obtained by calling the track at (423) 626-2222 or visit www.tazewellspeedway.net. Tazewell Speedway is located at 1400 Bacchus Rd., Tazewell, TN 37879, which is located just two miles northwest of Tazewell. Going north on US 25-E, turn right and then left onto Bacchus Rd, and then 1.8 miles north, then .8 miles west and the race track is located on the left.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Trail

1 29 Darrell Lanigan

1

5

6

1

860

0

2 1 Brandon Sheppard

1

2

6

3

838

-22

3 24 Rick Eckert

0

1

4

0

798

-62

4 25 Shane Clanton

0

1

4

0

780

-80

5 39 Tim McCreadie

0

1

4

0

766

-94

6 99Jr Frank Heckenast Jr.

0

0

4

0

748

-112

7 14M Morgan Bagley

0

1

1

0

742

-118

8 18 Eric Wells

0

0

1

0

734

-126

9 1* Chub Frank

0

0

1

0

726

-134

10 44 Clint Smith

0

0

0

0

702

-158

11 2 Brady Smith

1

3

4

0

692

-168

12 19 Tim Fuller

0

2

2

0

650

-210

13 18c Chase Junghans

0

0

1

0

646

-214

14 18x Jack Sullivan

0

0

1

0

634

-226

15 21L Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

0

1

2

0

628

-232

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been six World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (5 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 1
- DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 1
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1
- BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 1
- BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 1

Total Laps Led (11 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1 - DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 60
2 - BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 49
3 - BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 44
4 - KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 34
5 - SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. - 22
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 22
7 - SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. - 18
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 18
9 - JOHN BLANKENSHIP, Williamson, W.Va. - 16
10 - IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 6
- DON O'NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. - 6

Pole Positions (5 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 2
2 - KYLE BRONSON, Tampa, Fla. - 1
- IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 1
- DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1

Heat Race Winners (14 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - BRANDON SHEPPARD, New Berlin, Ill. - 3
2 - SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. - 2
- DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. - 2
- BRADY SMITH, Solon Springs, Wis. - 2
5 - SHANNON BABB, Moweaqua, Ill. - 1
- SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. - 1
- RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. - 1
- STEVE FRANCIS, Ashland, Ky. - 1
- FRANKIE HECKENAST JR., Orland Park, Ill. - 1
- IVEDENT LLOYD JR., Ocala, Fla. - 1
- DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. - 1
- BILLY MOYER, Batesville, Ark. - 1
- CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga. - 1
- DON O'NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. - 1
- BRANDON OVERTON, Appleton, Ga. - 1
- GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. - 1
- BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. - 1

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Brady Smith (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Brandon Sheppard (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Bubba Raceway Park / Ocala, Fla. / Darrell Lanigan (1)
4. Thursday, Feb. 20 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Casey Roberts (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 21 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / RAIN (1)
6. Saturday, Feb. 22 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Kyle Bronson (1)
7. Friday, March 28 / Lone Star Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / RAIN (2)
8. Saturday, March 29 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Billy Moyer (1)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Moves ‘Illini 100’ to April 25-26
Sub-freezing temperatures, saturated facility and another drenching storm projected to continue into Thursday and Friday prompted event shift

FARMER CITY, Ill. - April 2, 2014 - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Illini 100, scheduled for this weekend at Farmer City Raceway, is being postponed three weeks to Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, to avoid sub-freezing temperatures, a saturated facility and a drenching storm projected to continue into Thursday and Friday.

"This was a tough decision, but after considering the fans, competitors and the facility itself we decided it was in the best interest of all the parties to move the event so everybody could have a better experience," World of Outlaws Late Model Series director Tim Christman said.

Tickets purchased in advance will still be good for the delayed event. The schedule of events April 25-26 will mirror the current event schedule, with qualifying and heat races on Friday night and mains on Saturday, including the $20,000-to-win feature.


The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next be in action Friday, April 11, at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., and Saturday, April 12, at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway.

For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Moyer Goes To Work On Outside To Net World of Outlaws Late Model Series Triumph At I-30 Speedway
Legendary Arkansas Driver Pockets $10,150 Home-State Victory

LITTLE ROCK, AR – March 29, 2014 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., blasted from third to first on a lap-18 restart and marched on to capture Saturday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at I-30 Speedway.

The 56-year-old Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer sailed around the outside of WoO LMS regulars Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., rounding turns one and two and was in front for good when lap 19 was scored. He turned back a late challenge from Lanigan while negotiating lapped traffic to earn $10,150 in front of his home-state fans.

“It’s cool that we could pull one off for ‘em this close to home,” said Moyer, who registered his 19th WoO LMS triumph since 2004 and the 41 st overall of his career, including the national tour’s original 1988-89 seasons. “It’s nice. We’re just an hour-and-a-half away (from the shop). It makes for a short trip home.”

Driving his Moyer Extreme by Longhorn car, Moyer made a move worthy of an aggressive youngster to seize command following a lap-18 red flag for a multi-car accident in turn two involving contenders Rick Eckert of York, Pa., Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.

“When I was running fourth and Rick was second and took that outside (on a lap-15 restart), it surprised me that he went so good up there,” said Moyer, who started sixth. “It turned out that the outside wasn’t bad on the restart there. If you just were brave enough to get up there and not think that guy was gonna get underneath you, you could run up there in the middle a little bit.”

Moyer’s first WoO LMS win since April 6, 2013, at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway came by 0.384 of a second over Lanigan, who closed up to Moyer’s rear bumper in the final laps but couldn’t find a way to regain the lead. Lanigan started from the pole position and led laps 1-6 in his Club 29 car.

“The track was a little choppy getting into one and you had to find the right groove – and I just hit the wrong groove and got out of the lead,” Lanigan said of an early-race miscue that allowed Clanton to overtake him for the top spot. “That just put me behind, and then Billy got going on the outside on that resart and kind of killed us.”

Clanton, who last year’s WoO LMS event at I-30, led laps 7-18 but settled for a third-place finish in his Capital Race Car. Though disappointed his shot at the checkered flag was hampered by a tire that sealed over during the red flag, he recorded his first WoO LMS top-five finish of 2014.

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., also cracked the top five for the first time on the ’14 tour, placing fourth in the Sweeteners Plus Rocket after starting 11th. He closely tailed Clanton throughout the race’s second half.

Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., completed the top five in his Rocket mount, finishing in the same spot he started the race.

Rounding out the top 10 was WoO LMS rookie Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill.; Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., who started 17th driving one of Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs’s No. 99B machines; Sheppard, who rallied from the lap-18 incident; WoO LMS rookie Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kans., who bagged a career-best finish on the tour; and 23rd-starter Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky.

Thirty-nine cars entered the event, which brought the WoO LMS to Tracey Clay’s track outside Little Rock for the second consecutive year.

Lanigan turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the three-eighths-mile oval in 12.604 seconds during Group ‘A’ of the split qualifying session.

Heat winners were Lanigan, Babb, Moyer and Eckert. Frank and Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, captured the B-Mains.

The WoO LMS will be back in action April 4-5 with the sixth running of the Illini 100 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Time Trials and heat races will be run on Friday night and the $20,000-to-win finale is set for Saturday evening.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at I-30 Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (6) Billy Moyer/50 $10,150
2. (1) Darrell Lanigan/50 $5,650
3. (3) Shane Clanton/50 $3,550
4. (11) Tim McCreadie/50 $3,150
5. (5) Shannon Babb/50 $2,050
6. (8) Frankie Heckenast Jr./50 $2,350
7. (17) Chub Frank/50 $1,950
8. (7) Brandon Sheppard/50 $1,850
9. (10) Chase Junghans/50 $1,750
10. (23) Eric Wells/50 $1,650
11. (22) Clint Smith/50 $1,600
12. (4) Rick Eckert/50 $1,650
13. (19) Tommy Surrett/50 $1,450
14. (18) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,450
15. (9) Robbie Baker/49 $950
16. (16) Timothy Culp/49 $800
17. (13) Garrett Alberson/49 $770
18. (14) Jack Sullivan/38 $1,300
19. (21) Chandler Petty/27 $730
20. (12) Billy Moyer Jr./21 $700
21. (15) Jared Landers/18 $700
22. (24) Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/14 $700
23. (20) Raymond Merrill/9 $700
24. (2) Wendell Wallace/9 $725

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 22 Mins., 33.778 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.384 Secs.

Yellow Flags: 3 (laps 9, 15, 17)

Red Flag: lap 18

Lap Leaders: Lanigan (1-6); Clanton (7-18); Moyer (19-50)

Provisional Starters: Wells, Briggs

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Surrett ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):


Group ‘A’

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY12.604
2. 18-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL12.769
3. 43-Garrett Alberson/Las Cruces, NM 12.868
4. 18-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 13.018
5. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 13.067
6. 6M-Wendell Wallace/Batesville, AR 13.118
7. 17M-Robert Baker/Bryant, AR 13.157
8. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 13.157
9. 8c-Keith Craft/Hollywood, AR 13.157
10. 27s-Tommy Surett/Little Rock, AR 13.159
11. 99*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 13.17
12. 99-Clay Fisher/Dewitt, AR 13.185
13. 86-Kyle Beard/Trumann, AR 13.279
14. 1B-Anthony Burroughs/Minden, LA 13.28
15. 47-Chandler Petty/Austin, AR 13.323
16. 5-Jon Mitchell/Texarkana, TX 13.353
17. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 13.53
18. 15-Odie Green/Texarkana, AR 13.862
19. 5x-Kody Mea/Southaven, MS 14.707
20. 12-David Dietz/Las Cruces, NM 15.785

Group ‘B’

1. 12M-Raymond Merrill/Salisaw, OK 13.081
2. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 13.087
3. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 13.151
4. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 13.231
5. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Frankfort, IL 13.269
6. 21Jr-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 13.282
7. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 13.324
8. 99b-Rick 'Boom' Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 13.342
9. 17K-Cody Kierre/Beebe, AR 13.343
10. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, TX 13.467
11. 40b-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, FL 13.471
12. 777-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 13.485
13. c8-Timothy Culp/Sheridan, AR 13.519
14. 11c-Jeff Chanler/Minden, LA 13.522
15. 6x-Rob Litton/Alexandria, LA 13.573
16. 96-Tanner English/Benton, KY 13.651
17. 6R-Robbie Stuart/DeRidder, LA 13.72
18. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 13.769
19. M98-Clint Mashburn/Hermitage, AR N/T

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Lanigan, Clanton, Baker, Alberson, Frank, Craft, Petty, Wells, Beard, Mea

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Babb, Wallace, Junghans, Sullivan, Mitchell, Surrett, Fisher, Burroughs, Green, Deetz

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Moyer, Heckenast, McCreadie, Landers, Bagley, English, Merrill, C. Smith, Chanler, Mashburn

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Eckert, Sheppard, Moyer Jr., Culp, Stuart, Litton, Briggs, Kierre, Bronson

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Frank, Surrett, Petty, Craft, Burroughs, Mitchell, Fisher, Wells, Mea, Green, Deetz, Beard

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Bagley, Merrill, C. Smith, Stuart, Briggs, Chanler, Litton, Kierre, Mashburn (DNS) Bronson (DQ) English

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Shannon Babb

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Billy Moyer

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Billy Moyer

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Billy Moyer

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Billy Moyer

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Robbie Baker

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Robbie Baker

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Robbie Baker

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Jack Sullivan

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Jack Sullivan

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer Jr.

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer Jr.

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Wendell Wallace

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Billy Moyer

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Morgan Bagley

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of March 29 – 6 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 860
2. Brandon Sheppard 838 (-22)
3. Rick Eckert 798 (-62)
4. Shane Clanton 780 (-80)
5. Tim McCreadie 766 (-94)
6. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 748 (-112)
7. Morgan Bagley 742 (-118)
8. Eric Wells 734 (-126)
9. Chub Frank 726 (-134)
10. Clint Smith 702 (-158)
11. Brady Smith 692 (-168)
12. Tim Fuller 650 (-210)
13. Chase Junghans 646 (-214)
14. Jack Sullivan 634 (-226)
15. Ivedent Lloyd Jr. 628 (-232)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

Thunderstorm Washes Out World of Outlaws Late Model Series Program at Lone Star Speedway

KILGORE, Texas – March 28, 2014 – A severe thunderstorm struck Lone Star Speedway moments before the drivers’ meeting was scheduled to start on Friday, forcing the cancelation of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series racing program.

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and hail pummeled the three-eighths-mile oval, leaving track and series officials no choice but to call off the evening’s scheduled 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event. It was the first rainout of the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign.

The event will not be rescheduled this season, but series officials will work with Lone Star management in hopes of bringing the national tour back to the track in 2015.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be in action Saturday night (March 29) at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Tire Rules In Place For Next Five Events On World of Outlaws Late Model Series

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 28, 2014 – Tire rules will be in place for the next five events on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, officials announced on Friday.

The stretch of competition includes a doubleheader weekend on March 28 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, and March 29 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; the Illini 100 on April 4-5 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway; and a Volunteer State twin bill on April 11 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., and April 12 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway.

For the Lonestar/I-30 Speedway and Duck River/Tazewell swings, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44-, 48- and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum ‘40’ reading when checked with a durometer.

The prestigious Illini 100 at the quarter-mile Farmer City oval, meanwhile, will be contested under the traditional DIRTcar UMP Hoosier LM tire rule. Three Hoosier tire compounds – LM-20, LM-30 and LM-40 – will be permitted.

“We’re trying to make life easier for all the teams competing in the next five World of Outlaws Late Model Series events,” said tour director Tim Christman. “By mandating specific tire rules for the upcoming events, hopefully we’ll be able to lessen the burden on teams to carry so many tires on each trip and attract more participation from local and regional racers.”

The 2014 WoO LMS campaign kicked off this month with five events in the Sunshine State. There was not a single repeat winner during the season-opening swing; Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., reached Victory Lane during the Feb. 14-16 Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., and Kyle Bronson of Tampa, Fla., scored upset triumphs on Feb. 20 and 22, respectively, during the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

Lanigan, a two-time WoO LMS champion, will head to Texas and Arkansas leading the circuit’s points standings by 10 points over Sheppard and 22 points over Smith.

The Illini 100 carries a first-place prize of $20,000, while the events at Lonestar, I-30, Duck River and Tazewell will feature 50-lap A-Mains paying $10,000 to win.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

Casey Roberts Runs Race Of His Life To Win First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main At Volusia Speedway Park
Georgia Driver Overtakes Bloomquist For Lead In Thrilling DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Headliner

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 20, 2014 – Casey Roberts wasn’t running at the finish of the three dirt Late Model features that kicked off the 43rd annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

But when the checkered flag flew on the fourth race – Thursday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main – the unheralded 36-year-old driver from Toccoa, Ga., was first across the finish line.

Roberts pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit, passing dirt-track legend Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., coming to the white flag to become the mid-winter motorsports meet’s third first-time dirt Late Model winner in four events.

Refusing to concede after losing the lead to Bloomquist on lap 31, Roberts patiently stuck to the bottom of the half-mile oval and slipped ahead of Wednesday night’s DIRTcar Late Model feature victor to gain command as lap 49 was scored. The Peach State racer then staved off a last-ditch bid by Bloomquist to score his first-ever WoO LMS triumph by a mere. 0.185 of a second.

Roberts’s dramatic drive to a win worth $10,550 ignited the large Volusia crowd, which gave the consummate underdog a rousing welcome when he emerged from his Cushman Motorsports Capital Race Car in Victory Lane.

“I’m pretty much a no-name or whatever,” Roberts modestly said while standing on the homestretch stage following the race. “I guess everybody thinks it’s good to see guys like me win.

“I’ll tell ‘ya, I’m just blessed to be here. It feels like it’s not even really happening.”

Bloomquist settled for runner-up money, falling short after leading laps 31-48. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., charged forward for the second straight night, advancing from the 15th starting spot to place third. John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., and Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., finished fourth and fifth, respectively, after spending the final laps in a dogfight for position.

After winning his first career WoO LMS heat race earlier in the program, Roberts started from the pole position in the first of three scheduled 50-lappers for the national tour during the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit. But he was outgunned for the lead at the initial green flag by front-row mate Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., setting the stage for a difficult road to victory for the two-time Ultimate Super Late Model Series champion.

“We had a gameplan, me and (Capital Race Cars builder) Marshall (Green) and all the guys, and stuck to it,” said Roberts. “The 2 (Smith) got out front there and I just kept riding. I didn’t want to get my tires hot and tried to take care of my tires for the end.”

Eventually Roberts “started coming back” to Smith, and on lap 15 Roberts slid underneath Smith to take the lead. Roberts initially edged away from the pack, but after the race’s four caution flags flew in rapid-fire fashion – on laps 20, 22, 24 and 28 – he watched Bloomquist use the outside lane to sail into the top spot on lap 31.

On most occasions, a Bloomquist move into the lead during the second half of a race means the rest of the field is running for second. But this wasn’t a normal situation.

“Scott come up through there and gosh, whenever he passed us, I was like, ‘Dang, we might run second,’” said Roberts. “But I wasn’t gonna go down without a fight.”

With the A-Main running caution-free to the finish, the low-riding Roberts slowly inched toward Bloomquist’s two-race-old Sweet/Bloomquist car. He challenged Bloomquist on lap 43 only to fall several car lengths back on lap 45 while negotiating lapped traffic; moments later, Roberts broke free of slower cars and again closed in on Bloomquist.

On lap 48 Roberts surged to the inside of Bloomquist in turns one and two and stayed alongside the leader down the backstretch. After rounding turns three and four, Roberts was in the lead with the white flag flying – and less than 20 seconds later, the race was his.

“We definitely could drive and rotate around the bottom real nice,” said Roberts. “That was really the key to the win.”

Bloomquist, 50, conceded that Roberts’s mastery of the inside groove was the difference.

“I thought the racetrack would move up and you’d have to run the middle and all over it, but that bottom stayed a lot longer than I expected,” said Bloomquist, who started sixth. “He ran a great race. It looked like he just stuck to the bottom. Tonight, that’s where it was at.”

Outdueling a Hall of Famer like Bloomquist was an unforgettable accomplishment for Roberts, a low-key sort who displayed surprisingly little outward emotion after the race.

“To run with Scott like that, with as much as he’s done in our sport – it ranks definitely at the top of the wins that I have,” said Roberts, whose wife, Cathy, and children Brynn, 15, and Mason, 10, were unfortunately not in attendance at Volusia. “I can’t thank God enough for blessing me with all the fine people around me.”

Roberts’s car owner, Jimmy Cushman, was a bit more demonstrative in his post-race actions. The longtime team owner was teary-eyed in Victory Lane, overjoyed by the magnitude of his driver’s triumph.

“I’ve always dreamed of winning an Outlaw race,” said Cushman, who, along with his wife Ann, has fielded cars for Roberts for the last 10 years. “It’s come true.”

Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., finished sixth and took over the WoO LMS points lead for the first time in his young career. Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., faded to seventh after briefly challenging Roberts for second early in the distance. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., rallied to finish eighth after being forced to the rear of the field on lap 24 by contact with Smith that sent him spinning in turn four. Rick Eckert of York, Pa., and Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., rounded out the top 10.

Wrapping around the lap-24 caution flag for Lanigan’s problem were slowdowns on lap 20 for third-starter Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., who stopped in turn three; lap 22 for Kyle Bronson of Tampa, Fla., who slowed after climbing the homestretch wall; and lap 28 for a turn-two spin by Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa.

With 45 cars were entered in the evening’s action, Ohlins Shocks Time Trials were split into ‘A’ and ‘B’ groups. The first half competed for starting positions in heats one and two and the second half racied against the clock to align heats three and four.

Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., turned a lap of 15.791 seconds in Group ‘A’ that was the quickest overall of the night. It was his first WoO LMS fast-time honor of 2014 and the 19th of his career.

Heat winners were won by Roberts, Satterlee, Bloomquist and Shirley. Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., and Eckert captured the B-Mains.

The DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit continue on Friday (Feb. 21) and Saturday (Feb. 22) with WoO LMS programs headlined by 50-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Mains. The Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds will also be part of both shows. Race time is 7:30 both evenings.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit’ Night 1 at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Casey Roberts/50 $10,550
2. (6) Scott Bloomquist/50 $5,100
3. (15) Dale McDowell/50 $3,000
4. (13) John Blankenship/50 $2,500
5. (5) Gregg Satterlee/50 $2,100
6. (9) Brandon Sheppard/50 $2,250
7. (4) Steve Francis/50 $1,500
8. (11) Darrell Lanigan/50 $2,000
9. (18) Rick Eckert/50 $1,950
10. (19) Shane Clanton/50 $1,650
11. (8) Billy Moyer/50 $1,250
12. (23) Tim Fuller/50 $1,550
13. (14) Don O’Neal/50 $950
14. (2) Brady Smith/50 $950
15. (17) Vic Coffey/50 $850
16. (20) Eric Wells/50 $1,350
17. (12) Mike Marlar/50 $770
18. (22) Kenny Pettyjohn/50 $750
19. (10) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./49 $780
20. (21) Chub Frank/49 $1,250
21. (16) Tim McCreadie/45 $1,350
22. (24) Morgan Bagley/42 $1,250
23. (25) Clint Smith/38 $660
24. (3) Brian Shirley/22 $700
25. (7) Kyle Bronson/22 $725

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 27 Mins., 22.923 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.185 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 4 (laps 20, 22, 24, 28)
Lap Leaders: B. Smith (1-14); Roberts (15-30); Bloomquist (31-48); Roberts (49-50)
Provisional Starters: Fuller, Bagley (WoO); C. Smith (WoO emergency)
WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Roberts ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group ‘A’
1. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 15.791
2. 40B-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, FL 15.947
3. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 15.962
4. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Indiana, PA 16.003
5. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 16.040
6. 21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 16.077
7. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 16.145
8. 5-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 16.230
9. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 16.231
10. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 16.233
11. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, TX 16.276
12. 28-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 16.340
13. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 16.385
14. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.420
15. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 16.426
16. 12M-Raymond Merrill/Sallisaw, OK 16.462
17. 18x-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 16.473
18. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.507
19. 5J-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 16.636
20. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 16.671
21. 17J-John Winge/Sioux Falls, SD 16.942
22. 27-Jeff Beyers/Pana, IL 17.111
23. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 18.056

Group ‘B’
1. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.880
2. 81-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL 15.934
3. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.093
4. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.101
5. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 16.119
6. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, Wi 16.134
7. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 16.167
8. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.168
9. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.200
10. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.233
11. 24M-Kenny Moreland/Waldorf, MD 16.261
12. 7-Jason Fitzgerald/Middleburg, FL 16.266
13. 38s-Kenny Pettyjohn/Millsboro, DE 16.296
14. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 16.327
15. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.373
16. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.373
17. 777-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 16.375
18. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.428
19. 1b-Jeff Babcock/Wayne, OH 16.432
20. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 16.494
21. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.686
22. 57-Chuck Julien/Apopka, FL 18.509

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Roberts, Moyer, Sheppard, Blankenship, Clanton, Bagley, Garvin, Heckenast, Jacobsen, Sullivan, Winge, Hammerle

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Satterlee, Bronson, Lloyd, O’Neal, Coffey, Pierce, Frank, Merrill, Beyers, Owens, Erb

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Bloomquist, Francis, Lanigan, McDowell, Pettyjohn, Briggs, Eckert, Stone, Landers, Babcock, Moreland

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Shirley, B. Smith, Marlar, McCreadie, Wells, Fuller, Junghans, C. Smith, Fitzgerald, Hollenbeck, Julien

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Coffey, Clanton, Frank, Bagley, Pierce, Garvin, Heckenast, Owens, Sullivan, Erb, Jacobsen, Winge, Beyers, Hammerle (DNS) Merrill

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Eckert, Wells, Pettyjohn, Fuller, Stone, Junghans, C. Smith, Babcock, Landers, Moreland, Fitzgerald, Hollenbeck, Julien, Briggs


World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Billy Moyer

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Casey Roberts

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Casey Roberts

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Casey Roberts

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Scott Bloomquist

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Billy Moyer

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Gregg Satterlee

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Gregg Satterlee

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Fuller

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Kenny Pettyjohn

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Kyle Bronson

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Kyle Bronson

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Casey Roberts

Summit Racing Equipment ($50 gift card to B-Main winners): Vic Coffey/Rick Eckert

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 20 – 4 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Brandon Sheppard 572
2. Darrell Lanigan 568 (-4)
3. Brady Smith 562 (-10)
4. Rick Eckert 536 (-36)
5. Tim Fuller 528 (-44)
6. Shane Clanton 522 (-50)
7. Tim McCreadie 512 (-60)
8. Ivedent Lloyd Jr. 508 (-64)
9. Morgan Bagley 494 (-78)
10. Chub Frank 482 (-90)
11. Eric Wells 480 (-92)
12. Casey Roberts 478 (-94)
13. Mike Marlar 474 (-98)
14. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 472 (-100)
15. Clint Smith 446 (-126)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

Lanigan Finds Winning Touch With Club 29 Car In Sunday Night’s Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals Finale
Kentucky Star Holds Off O’Neal For $12,000 Top Prize At Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL – Feb. 16, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., ended the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals on a high note, breaking through to capture Sunday night’s 60-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ at Bubba Raceway Park.

Finding the winning touch with his self-designed Club 29 car after top-five finishes in each of the first two events of the weekend, Lanigan passed Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., for the lead on lap seven and controlled the remainder of the distance. The two-time WoO LMS champion turned back a late challenge from O'Neal while racing through lapped traffic to pocket the race’s $12,650 top prize.

O’Neal settled for second place, about one second behind Lanigan at the checkered flag. The driver of NASCAR star Clint Bowyer’s Barry Wright car once again fell short of his elusive first-ever WoO LMS triumph.

Friday-night winner Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., finished close behind O’Neal in third place in his Rocket machine, sending him out the gates of the three-eighths-mile oval with the WoO LMS points lead. He scored a podium finish in all three events.

O’Neal’s Bowyer Racing teammate, Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., placed fourth in his Barry Wright car after getting shuffled back to eighth on a lap-22 restart. Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, finished fifth in Wayman McMillan’s Rocket machine – just his second career top-five finish on the WoO LMS – after battling past Saturday-night winner Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., for the position on lap 48.

The 21-year-old Sheppard was in position to sweep a WoO LMS program for the second consecutive night after setting fast time and winning a heat, but he settled for a sixth-place finish after starting eighth. He steered the Rocket Chassis house car as high as fourth midway through the A-Main but slipped backward in the closing circuits while unsuccessfully searching for traction on the outside of the track.

Lanigan, 43, also found the top side of the egg-shaped speedway difficult to grip late in the race. He tried using the outside line to overtake a pack of lapped cars with less than 10 laps remaining and it nearly cost him the race.

After racing virtually unchallenged for most of the distance, Lanigan suddenly found O’Neal on his back bumper on lap 53. With Lanigan’s pace hampered by two slower cars ahead of him, the door was open for O’Neal to duck to the inside and come within inches of grabbing the lead on lap 54.

But then Lanigan summarily dived to the inside in turn one, breaking O’Neal’s momentum and building just enough of an edge to carry him to his first WoO LMS win of 2014 and his fifth victory in 11 starts at BRP over the past five years.

“The lapped cars were tough,” said Lanigan, who sits atop the alltime WoO LMS win list. “We were definitely a lot faster than they was (lapped cars), but there just wasn’t no (outside) groove. I just lost too much ground up there so I had to get back to the bottom.”

O’Neal saw the golden opportunity to steal the race from Lanigan’s grasp, but his hopes were effectively snuffed out by Lanigan’s move to the inside. He had to be satisfied with matching his career-best WoO LMS finish.

“He got on the outside of that (lapped) traffic and the outside wasn’t the place to be,” O’Neal said of Lanigan. “Now, if he would’ve stayed out there just a little bit longer, we may have gotten him, but that’s part of racing.

“He just cut down real hard in front of me, but that’s part of it. I would’ve done the same thing if I was him. We made it exciting there at the end but just didn’t get the job done.”

One of the most accomplished veterans in dirt Late Model racing, O’Neal remained winless in 31 career WoO LMS A-Main starts over the past decade. He has 17 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes in his limited appearances on the tour.

Lanigan’s series record 54th career win was his first in World of Outlaws action since debuting the Club 29 chassis he partnered with noted crew chief Ronnie Stuckey to build and market. He needed a couple nights to get the machine tuned just right.

“It’s a little bit different from what we’ve been used to,” said Lanigan, who scored finishes of third and fifth in the first two legs of the Winter Nationals. “We’ve been close (in the previous events), but it needed a little bit more. We found some stuff tonight and it seemed to like it.”

Putting a WoO LMS victory on his ledger so early in the season certainly gave Lanigan a boost.

“It relieves a lot of pressure,” said Lanigan. “I had a lot of pressure on myself to do good with this piece. We put a lot into it to do well.”

Finishing in positions 7-10 was 17th-starter Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., who enjoyed a career-best WoO LMS outing; Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who quietly moved forward from the 13th starting spot; Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., who used a provisional to start 23 rd after breaking a driveshaft in his car during heat action; and Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., who rose as high as sixth before a worn right-front tire slowed his pace.

Four caution flags slowed the race, all for slowed or stopped cars: Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (lap 17), Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan. (lap 22), Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa. (lap 28) and Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. (lap 39).

Thirty-two cars were entered in the event.

Sheppard was quickest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, which were split into two groups. His lap of 14.626 seconds in Group ‘A’ was the overall fastest, giving him his third fast-time honor in as many nights.

Heat winners were Sheppard, Brady Smith, Francis and O’Neal. The B-Mains were captured by Whitener and Raymond Merrill of Sallisaw, Okla.

The WoO LMS will return to action with three consecutive nights of action (Feb. 20-22) during the 43rd DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The traditional race meet at the Volusia half-mile also includes three evenings of DIRTcar-sanctioned Late Model competition from Feb. 17-19 that will see many WoO LMS regulars in action.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night 3 at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (3) Darrell Lanigan/60 $12,650
2. (2) Don O’Neal/60 $6,550
3. (1) Brady Smith/60 $4,625
4. (5) Steve Francis/60 $3,600
5. (4) Morgan Bagley/60 $3,550
6. (8) Brandon Sheppard/60 $3,050
7. (17) Mark Whitener/60 $2,150
8. (13) Tim McCreadie/60 $2,350
9. (23) Shane Clanton/60 $2,050
10. (14) Jack Sullivan/60 $1,400
11. (19) Rick Eckert/60 $1,900
12. (11) Frankie Heckenast Jr./60 $1,250
13. (24) Chub Frank/60 $1,700
14. (9) Brandon Overton/60 $1,100
15. (12) Tim Fuller/60 $1,600
16. (7) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./60 $1,050
17. (20) Eric Wells/60 $1,500
18. (10) Chase Junghans/60 $900
19. (18) Raymond Merrill/59 $850
20. (21) Clint Smith/59 $1,350
21. (16) Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/59 $800
22. (15) Scott Bloomquist/50 $900
23. (6) Dan Stone/28 $800
24. (22) Gregg Satterlee/1 $800

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 26 Mins., 29.203 Secs.

Yellow Flags: 4 (laps 17, 22, 28, 39)

Lap Leaders: O’Neal (1-6); Lanigan (7-60)

Provisional Starters: Clanton, Frank

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: O’Neal ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

Group ‘A’

1. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.626
2. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 14.785
3. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.846
4. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 14.879
5. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 15.051
6. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 15.091
7. 76-Brandon Overton/Appleton, GA 15.114
8. 18x-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 15.153
9. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 15.173
10. 21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 15.189
11. 58-Mark Whitener/Middleburg, FL 15.190
12. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.220
13. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 15.242
14. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 15.640
15. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.482
16. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick

Group ‘B’

1. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 14.937
2. 5-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 14.941
3. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 14.996
4. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, TX 15.123
5. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 15.135
6. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 15.318
7. 12M-Raymond Merrill/Sallisaw, OK 15.359
8. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Indiana, PA 15.385
9. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.424
10. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 15.476
11. 33-Brian Reese/Sharpsburg, GA 15.521
12. 1G-Michael Lake/Uniontown, PA 15.912
13. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.010
14. 32-David Gibson Jr./Charleston, WV 16.177
15. 17J-John Winge/Sioux Falls, SD 16.717
16. 60-Jim Manka/Rincon, GA 17.321

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Sheppard, Lanigan, Overton, McCreadie, Roberts, Whitener, C. Smith, Marlar

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): B. Smith, Lloyd, Junghans, Sullivan, Eckert, Frank, Clanton (DNS) Kirkpatrick

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Francis, Stone, Heckenast, Bloomquist, Merrill, Wells, Winge (DNS) Reese

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): O’Neal, Bagley, Fuller, Briggs, Satterlee, Gibson, Manka, Lake

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Whitener, Eckert, C. Smith, Roberts, Frank, Marlar, Clanton (DNS) Kirkpatrick

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Merrill, Wells, Satterlee, Gibson, Winge, Lake, Manka (DNS) Reese

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Don O’Neal

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Don O’Neal

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Brady Smith

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Mark Whitener

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Brandon Sheppard

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Jack Sullivan

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Fuller

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Raymond Merrill

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Raymond Merrill

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Gregg Satterlee

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Don O’Neal

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 16 – 3 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Brady Smith 440
2. (tie) Brandon Sheppard 434 (-6)
2. (tie) Darrell Lanigan 434 (-6)
4. (tie) Rick Eckert 404 (-36)
4. (tie) Tim McCreadie 404 (-36)
6. Tim Fuller 402 (-38)
7. Ivedent Lloyd Jr. 396 (-44)
8. Shane Clanton 392 (-48)
9. (tie) Frankie Heckenast Jr. 388 (-52)
9. (tie) Morgan Bagley 388 (-52)
11. Brandon Overton 376 (-64)
12. Chub Frank 372 (-68)
13. Eric Wells 362 (-78)
14. Mike Marlar 358 (-82)
15. Jack Sullivan 356 (-84)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.


 

 

Super-Sub Sheppard Powers To Convincing Victory In Saturday’s Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals A-Main
Young Star Drives Rocket Chassis House Car To Clean Sweep Of Program At Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL – Feb. 15, 2014 – Just call him Super Sub.

Continuing his spectacular performance as the interim driver of the Rocket Chassis house car, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., powered to a convincing victory in Saturday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Bubba Raceway Park.

Sheppard, 21, surged forward from the fifth starting spot to take the lead from hometown favorite Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, Fla., on lap seven and never looked back. The 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Late Model national champion easily handled four restarts over the remaining distance to defeat Friday-night winner Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., by 4.348 seconds in the second night of action during the third annual Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals.

Lloyd, who started from the pole position and led laps 1-6, swapped second place with Smith twice before settling for a career-best WoO LMS finish of third. Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., ran as high as second midway through the race but slipped to fourth at the finish and outside-polesitter Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., placed fifth after starting from the outside pole.

The $10,050 triumph was Sheppard’s first of the young 2014 WoO LMS season and the fourth of his career on the national tour. Two of his World of Outlaws checkered flags have come behind the wheel of Mark Richards’s familiar Valvoline-sponsored Rocket No. 1, which he is steering while reigning WoO LMS champion Josh Richards is sidelined by undisclosed medical issues.

Sheppard also earned his first-ever win during Georgia/Florida Speedweeks, which he has been attending annually since he was a high-school student.

“We’ve been trying a lot of years to get a win down here and had never been able to do it,” said Sheppard, who had made all his previous Speedweeks appearances in family-owned equipment. “We never really had any runs to write home about, but this year we’ve had a really good car the whole time we’ve been down here. This team is awesome and I felt like it was a matter of time before we’d get one.”

Sheppard’s great start in the first 50-lapper of the WoO LMS campaign proved to be key to his success. He passed three cars on the opening lap to reach second place and then measured Lloyd’s Snow Brothers car for several circuits before grabbing the lead on lap seven with an inside move rounding turn four.

“Everything fell into place right,” said Sheppard. “We came up through there pretty quick. We had a ton of traction off of four. I feel like that’s where a lot of guys would lose time, but I could really get through there and get down on that bottom pretty good and drive off.”

Sheppard maintained a modest edge once in command, holding his rivals at arm’s length as he marched to a victory that gave him a rare sweep of a WoO LMS program. He had some close calls in lapped traffic late in the distance but turned up the wick to power away from the 36-year-old Smith in the final circuits.

“I seen my guys telling me they were getting a little bit close to me when I was in lapped traffic,” said Sheppard, whose perfect night included fast-time honors in qualifying and a heat-race win. “I was kind of trying to save my tires a little bit there, but I knew we were pretty good on the top. I looked up and seen a couple laps to go and put it on the top and got something done.”

Smith, who hustled his Rocket machine forward from the eighth starting spot to reach second for the first time with a lap-26 restart pass of Fuller, happily accepted his runner-up finish.

“I’m not gonna complain about a second,” said Smith, who ended the night tied for the WoO LMS points lead with Sheppard. “I was probably a little too conservative trying to save my tires, but we’ll take second.”

Lloyd, meanwhile, felt a prime opportunity to snatch a memorable first-ever WoO LMS win on home turf might have slipped through his fingers.

“The track got a little rough and we had hard tires on,” said Lloyd, whose previous career-high WoO LMS finish was a fourth in last year’s Winter Nationals opener at BRP. “I never would’ve thought four 10s (soft compound tires) would beat us here, but that’s how it goes. We were hoping for a little bit better, but it was a pretty good run. It’s an accomplishment to run third with these guys.”

Finishing in positions 6-10 was Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who charged forward from the 19th starting spot after running a B-Main for the second consecutive night; Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who briefly cracked the top five; 17th-starter Rick Eckert of York, Pa.; Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., who ran as high as sixth; and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga.

Four caution flags slowed the event, including a notable lap-14 spin between turns one and two by Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., who was bidding for fourth place when he lost control of his car. Other cautions flew for Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., who spun in turns one and two on lap 10; Raymond Merrill of Sallisaw, Okla. (flat tire on lap 26); and Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. (slowed on lap 32).

Thirty cars were signed in for the event.

Sheppard was fastest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials for the second consecutive night, turning a lap of 13.955 seconds. He was just over two-tenths of a second off the track record of 13.771 seconds set by Josh Richards exactly one year ago.

Heat winners were Sheppard, Lloyd and Clanton, and McCreadie captured the B-Main.

The Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals conclude on Sunday (Feb. 16) with the inaugural 60-lap ‘Super Sunday Showdown,’ which offers a $12,000 first-place prize. Gates are scheduled to open at 12 noon with hot laps set to start at 4 p.m.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night 2 at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (5) Brandon Sheppard/50 $10,050
2. (8) Brady Smith/50 $5,050
3. (1) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./50 $3,600
4. (3) Tim Fuller/50 $2,550
5. (2) Darrell Lanigan/50 $2,150
6. (19) Tim McCreadie/50 $1,850
7. (9) Mike Marlar/50 $1,400
8. (17) Rick Eckert/50 $1,575
9. (6) Frankie Heckenast Jr./50 $1,250
10. (12) Casey Roberts/50 $1,150
11. (10) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,100
12. (21) Brandon Overton/50 $1,000
13. (18) Chub Frank/50 $1,050
14. (4) Shane Clanton/50 $950
15. (23) Eric Wells/50 $900
16. (7) Chase Junghans/50 $800
17. (20) Austin Kirkpatrick/50 $770
18. (11) Clint Smith/49 $800
19. (16) Raymond Merrill/49 $730
20. (13) Mark Whitener/48 $700
21. (22) Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/41 $700
22. (24) John Winge/22 $700
23. (14) Jack Sullivan/18 $700
24. (15) John Garvin Jr./14 $700

* Earnings include cash contingency award bonuses


Time of Race: 23 Mins., 53.004 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 4.348 Secs.

Yellow Flags: 4 (laps 10, 14, 26, 32)

Lap Leaders: Lloyd (1-6); Sheppard (7-50)

Provisional Starters: Wells, Winge

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Lloyd ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 13.955
2. 21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 14.064
3. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 14.133
4. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 14.143
5. 18x-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 14.155
6. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 14.159
7. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 14.263
8. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 14.342
9. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.373
10. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, TX 14.410
11. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 14.435
12. 76-Brandon Overton/Appleton, GA 14.441
13. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 14.520
14. 99Jr.-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 14.530
15. J4-John Garvin/Sarver, PA 14.543
16. 58-Mark Whitener/Middleburg, FL 14.563
17. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL 14.586
18. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 14.588
19. 12M-Raymond Merrill/Sallisaw, OK 14.600
20. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 14.692
21. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 14.707
22. 33-Brian Reese/Sharpsburg, Ga 14.733
23. 1G-Michael Lake/Uniontown, PA 14.915
24. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 14.932
25. 17J-John Winge/Sioux Falls, SD 14.941
26. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 15.045
27. 54-Dalton Myers/Riverview, FL 15.187
28. 32-David Gibson Jr./Charleston, WV 15.439
29. 57-Chuck Julien/Apopka, FL 16.540
30. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 16.827

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): Sheppard, Fuller, Junghans, Bagley, Whitener, Merrill, Wells, Gibson, Reese, Winge

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): Lloyd, Heckenast, B. Smith, C. Smith, Sullivan, Eckert, Kirkpatrick, Briggs, Lake (DNS) Julien

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): Clanton, Lanigan, Marlar, Roberts, Garvin, Frank, McCreadie, Overton, Myers, Hammerle

B-Main (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): McCreadie, Kirkpatrick, Overton, Briggs, Reese, Winge, Lake, Hammerle, Gibson (DNS) Wells, Julien, Myers

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Brandon Sheppard

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Brandon Sheppard

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Brandon Sheppard

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Brady Smith

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Raymond Merrill

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Raymond Merrill

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Brady Smith

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 15 - 2 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. (tie) Brady Smith 296
1. (tie) Brandon Sheppard 296
3. Darrell Lanigan 284 (-12)
4. Tim Fuller 282 (-14)
5. Ivedent Lloyd Jr. 278 (-18)
6. Rick Eckert 276 (-20)
7. Mike Marlar 272 (-24)
8. Tim McCreadie 270 (-26)
9. Frankie Heckenast Jr. 262 (-34)
10. Shane Clanton 260 (-36)
11. Brandon Overton 254 (-42)
12. (tie) Chub Frank 248 (-48)
12. (tie) Morgan Bagley 248 (-48)
14. Eric Wells 246 (-50)
15. Casey Roberts 238 (-58)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.


 

 

Brady Smith Steers New Rocket Car To Victory In World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Opener At Bubba Raceway Park
Wisconsin Standout Holds Off Substitute Rocket Chassis House Car Driver Brandon Sheppard For $7,000 Triumph

OCALA, FL – Feb. 14, 2014 – Brady Smith loves his new car.

After steering the three-race-old machine to a wire-to-wire victory in Friday night’s caution-free 35-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener at Bubba Raceway Park, Smith’s decision to join the Rocket Chassis fold in 2014 was vindicated.

“We just couldn’t be happier with the support we’ve been getting (from Rocket Chassis),” Smith said after capturing the milestone 400th WoO LMS A-Main contested since the national tour was reborn in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner. “All those guys over there – (Steve) Baker, Mark (Richards), Cody (Duncan), Matt (Barnes), Josh (Richards) – have been just so helpful. I couldn’t be happier with the effort they’ve been giving me to help us get going here.”

Smith, 36, of Solon Springs, Wis., took off from his pole position starting spot and led the entire distance in his Vic Hill-powered car, but his $7,050 triumph in the first of three Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals events didn’t come easy. He had to hold off a furious late-race challenge from Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. – the substitute driver of Mark Richards’s Rocket Chassis house car while reigning WoO LMS champ Josh Richards is sidelined by undisclosed medical issues – to secure his fifth career win on the WoO LMS.

The 21-year-old Sheppard’s last-lap bid fell short by 0.367 of a second as he settled for runner-up money. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., finished about one second behind Sheppard in third driving his new self-designed Club 29 car. Rick Eckert of York, Pa., burst forward from the 12th starting spot to fourth place in 11 laps and stayed there to the finish in his Bloomquist car, while seventh-starter Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., completed the top five in his Kennedy Motorsports Capital Race Car.

In a non-stop race that was completed in a mere 9 minutes, 28.214 seconds, Smith found himself dealing with heavy lapped traffic throughout the closing stages. Never far behind was Sheppard, who started fourth and reached second with a lap-10 pass of Lanigan.

Sheppard repeatedly slid underneath Smith in the corners of the egg-shaped, three-eighths-mile oval over the final 10 laps, but Smith made the correct moves to hang on for his first WoO LMS checkered flag since Aug. 20, 2011, at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich.

“The lapped traffic was somewhat hellacious tonight so we had our hands full out there,” said Smith, whose best finish in four previous WoO LMS starts at BRP was a seventh on Feb. 16, 2013. “I was just trying to do the best I could without roughing anybody up too bad and still keep my pace up.

“I saw that blue nose (of Sheppard’s car) poked under me a couple times but just got back up on the wheel and tried to finish the job.”

Smith smiled broadly through a bushy winter’s beard while celebrating with family and friends during the post-race ceremonies. An annual competitor in Florida dirt Late Model Speedweeks events since 2005, Smith was triumphant during the February stretch of action for the first time since Feb. 13, 2010, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

“I’m extremely happy to be here in Victory Lane,” said Smith. “I’ve got almost all my best supporters here – my family (wife Jenni and young children Travis and Rowan), a couple of my great sponsors (Michaletz Trucking and Jim Gummerson from Mid-States Equipment Inc.). This means a lot.”

Sheppard, meanwhile, graciously accepted his solid second-place finish.

“The lapped traffic was just tough,” said Sheppard, who registered a career-best WoO LMS finish in the state of Florida. “Every time I’d get up there to (Smith), get close to him, we’d always catch up to lapped traffic. Every batch of lapped traffic we got to was two-wide, so it was hard to do anything with him.”

Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., improved four positions to finish sixth in his first WoO LMS start driving a car fielded by his father-in-law Ron Davies while Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., was seventh and earned the $500 WoO LMS Bonus Bucks for being the highest-finished non-touring regular who has never won a series event. Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, Fla., placed eighth at his hometown track; Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., advanced from the 20 th starting spot to finish ninth; and possible WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contender Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., rounded out the top five.

Sheppard topped the evening’s 27-car field in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials with a lap of 14.872 seconds. It was his second career WoO LMS fast-time honor.

Heat winners were Sheppard, Brandon Overton of Appleton, Ga., and Brady Smith. Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas, captured the B-Main.

The Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals continue with a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Saturday night (Feb. 15) and a 60-lap finale paying $12,000 to win on Sunday evening (Feb. 16).

More information on the Winter Nationals is available by logging on to www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night 1 at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (1) Brady Smith/35 $7,050
2. (4) Brandon Sheppard/35 $3,500
3. (3) Darrell Lanigan/35 $2,650
4. (12) Rick Eckert/35 $2,400
5. (7) Tim Fuller/35 $2,050
6. (10) Shane Clanton/35 $1,650
7. (9) Mike Marlar/35 $1,900
8. (15) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./35 $1,300
9. (20) Tim McCreadie/35 $1,450
10. (18) Frankie Heckenast Jr./35 $1,050
11. (5) Brandon Overton/35 $950
12. (6) Eric Wells/35 $950
13. (13) Chase Junghans/34 $800
14. (11) Chub Frank/34 $850
15. (14) Jack Sullivan/34 $700
16. (19) Morgan Bagley/34 $680
17. (17) Clint Smith/34 $660
18. (16) Dalton Myers/34 $640
19. (21) Raymond Merrill/34 $620
20. (23) Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/33 $600
21. (22) Casey Roberts/17 $600
22. (8) Austin Kirkpatrick/14 $600
23. (2) Mark Whitener/13 $700
24. (24) John Winge/3 $625
* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 9 Mins., 28.214 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.367 Secs.

Yellow Flags: None

Lap Leaders: B. Smith (1-35)

Provisional Starters: Briggs, Winge

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Marlar ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 1-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.872
2. 76-Brandon Overton/Appleton, GA 15.176
3. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 15.215
4. 58-Mark Whitener/Middleburg, FL 15.222
5. 18-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 15.244
6. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 15.246
7. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 15.275
8. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL 15.309
9. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 15.310
10. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, GA 15.400
11. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, TX 15.481
12. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.502
13. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 15.547
14. 18x-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 15.554
15. 21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 15.196
16. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 15.557
17. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 15.581
18. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast/Orland Park, IL 15.591
19. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 15.716
20. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 15.815
21. 2M-Allen Murray/San Antonio, TX 15.925
22. 54-Daltn Myers/Riverview, FL 15.968
23. 99B-Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs/Bear Lake, PA 15.987
24. 12M-Raymond Merrill/Salisaw, OK 16.130
25. 1G-Michael Lake/Uniontown, PA 16.134
26. 17J-John Winge/Sioux Falls, SD 16.329
27. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 17.500

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): Sheppard, Whitener, Fuller, Clanton, Junghans, Myers, McCreadie, Roberts, Lake

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): Overton, Wells, Kirkpatrick, Frank, Sullivan, C. Smith, Bagley, Winge, Briggs

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer): B. Smith, Lanigan, Marlar, Eckert, Lloyd, Heckenast, Merrill, Murray, Hammerle

B-Main (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Bagley, McCreadie, Merrill, Roberts, Briggs, Lake, Winge, Hammerle

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Mark Whitener

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Brady Smith

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Brady Smith

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Rick Eckert

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Brady Smith

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Fuller

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Frankie Heckenast Jr.

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Jack Sullivan

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Dalton Myers

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Raymond Merrill

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Mark Whitener

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): John Winge

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Brady Smith

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.
 

 

Seventh Annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series Pre-Season Media Poll Pegs Lanigan As Overwhelming Favorite To Win 2014 Title
Kentucky Star Leads National Tour Into This Weekend’s Season-Opening Tripleheader At Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park

Darrell Lanigan (file photo by Tim Johnson)

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 13, 2014 – Some observers see the battle for the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series points title as a wide-open affair with defending champion Josh Richards effectively eliminated from contention by undisclosed medical issues that will keep him sidelined for at least the season’s first six events.

The dirt Late Model press, however, views the national tour’s ’14 campaign as being all about Darrell Lanigan.

Lanigan, 43, of Union, Ky., emerged as the overwhelming favorite to capture the circuit’s 2014 points crown in the seventh annual WoO LMS Pre-Season Media Poll, topping the voting for the second consecutive year in emphatic fashion.

A two-time WoO LMS champ coming off a runner-up finish in the 2013 points standings, Lanigan will begin his quest for a record-tying third career points crown this weekend (Feb. 14-16) during the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. The season-opening stretch of World of Outlaws racing in the Sunshine State also includes events on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 as part of the 43rd DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

Three dozen writers, photographers and broadcasters who cover the WoO LMS participated in the poll, which asked the press members to predict the top-five finishers in the tour’s 2014 points standings. Points were distributed to each driver named on the ballots using a 5-4-3-2-1 system.

Lanigan absolutely dominated the voting, rolling up 166 points to easily outdistance Tim McCreadie’s 119-point total. The veteran from the Bluegrass State had his name appear on all 36 ballots, earning a poll-best 27 first-place, five second-place and four third-place votes.

In addition, 28 media members believe Lanigan will lead the WoO LMS in A-Main victories this season and he was voted the favorite to win all three of the circuit’s richest events: the Firecracker 100 on June 26-28 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. ($30,000 to win); the Prairie Dirt Classic on July 25-26 at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway ($25,000); and the USA Nationals on Aug. 1-2 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. ($50,000).

The support for Lanigan is clear evidence that the media has little doubt in his ability to seamlessly transition from the Rocket Chassis machines he has campaigned so successfully to his own chassis program. This season Lanigan is driving – and selling – Club 29 cars that he is designing and building in a partnership with noted dirt Late Model crew chief Ronnie Stuckey.

With his Cornett-powered mounts wrenched for the third year in a row by crew chief Jason Jameson and mechanic Adam Logan – and with veteran crewman Richie Davis coming aboard to add even more depth to the team – Lanigan appears primed for another WoO LMS title run. The 2008 and 2012 champion has won more A-Mains than any other driver over the past two years – a total of 27, including a single-season record 15 in ’12 – and sits atop the 10-year-old tour’s alltime win list with 53 career triumphs.

McCreadie, 39, of Watertown, N.Y., found renewed backing from the media, rising from a fifth-place finish in the 2013 poll (the position he would go on to finish in the points standings) to a solid second-place spot in this year’s voting. The 2006 series champion, who will drive Rocket Chassis cars this season for the first time in three years, received five first-place nods – the second-most behind Lanigan – along with 12 second-place and nine third-place votes and joined Lanigan as the only other driver named on all 36 ballots.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., was the only other driver to crack the century mark in the poll, finishing third with 102 points. A 48-year-old WoO LMS stalwart who won the 2011 title, he appeared on 33 ballots, receiving two first-place, 12 second-place and seven third-place votes.

Shane Clanton, 38, of Zebulon, Ga., finished a close fourth in the poll, accumulating 97 points on the strength of two first-place, seven second-place and 13 third-place votes. He enjoyed a career-best WoO LMS season in 2013 driving for Kennedy Motorsports (four wins, third place in the point standings) but left the team in December in order to spend ’14 steering Capital Race Cars fielded by his father-in-law, veteran western Pennsylvania racer Ron Davies.

The surprise fifth-place finisher in the poll was reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Late Model national champion Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., who appeared on seven ballots (one second-place, one third-place, three fourth-place and two fifth-place votes) to tally 15 points despite uncertainty about whether he will even run the entire WoO LMS schedule. Officially, the 21-year-old is driving the Rocket Chassis house car only until Richards is cleared by doctors to return to the seat, but team owner Mark Richards intimated that Sheppard could remain a WoO LMS regular even after Josh comes back if his performance warrants making a two-car effort.

After winning the 2013 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award and finishing sixth in the points standings, Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., turned enough heads among the media types to finish sixth in the poll. The 25-year-old appeared on 11 ballots, tallying one fourth-place and 10 fifth-place votes for 12 points.

Richards, 25, of Shinnston, W.Va., finished seventh in the poll, appearing on the ballots of seven press members who see him returning from his health woes early enough in the season to challenge for a top-five spot in the points standings. He received one third-place, two fourth-place and four fifth-place votes.

Under WoO LMS rules, Richards will receive 60 medical ‘hardship’ points for each race his misses, which will help keep him in contention for the top five if he’s able to quickly climb back into the cockpit.

Rounding out the drivers earning points in the poll were 2012 Rookie of the Year Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., who finished eighth with seven points (one fourth-place, five fifth-place votes); Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., whose single fourth-place and three fifth-place votes earned him five points; second-year series traveler Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, who received three fifth-place votes for three points; veteran Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., who was given two fifth-place votes for two points; and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., who picked up a single fifth-place vote despite not indicating any plans to follow the WoO LMS in 2014.

As part of the poll, media members were also asked to predict who will win the most WoO LMS A-Mains in 2014 as well as the victors of three major events at Lernerville Speedway, Fairbury American Legion Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway.

Lanigan ran away with the voting in the top-winner category, earning 28 votes to four for McCreadie, three for Richards and one for Sheppard.

Media members predicted that the season’s most prolific winner will lead the tour with as many as 16 victories and as few as five.

Lanigan was selected 14 times in voting for the winner of the Firecracker 100, a race he’s finished second in four times. Drivers earning multiple votes as potential winners of the summer-starting event were Richards (five), Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (four), Clanton (three), Eckert (three), McCreadie (two) and Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis. (two). Receiving single votes were Frank, Satterlee and Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind.

In the Prairie Dirt Classic category, Lanigan’s nine selections narrowly beat out Sheppard, who received eight votes. Lanigan experienced one of his worst outings of the 2013 season in last year’s PDC, finishing two laps down in 19th place.

Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., finished second in the PDC poll with four votes, followed by Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. (three); Clanton, defending race champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., and teenager Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. (two each); and Eckert, Frank, McCreadie, Richards, Wells and Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill. (one apiece).

Lanigan also topped the USA Nationals voting, receiving 10 selections to beat Richards’s six votes. Richards won the prestigious event in 2011 and Lanigan was victorious in 2012.

Also earning multiple votes for USA Nationals glory were defending race winner McCreadie (five), Mars (four), Bloomquist (three), Eckert (three) and Clanton (two), while single votes went to Babb, O’Neal and Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa.

The 2014 WoO LMS schedule kicks off with the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, which includes three complete WoO LMS programs: a 35-lap A-Main paying $7,000 to win on Fri., Feb. 14; a 50-lapper for $10,000 to win on Sat., Feb. 15; and the 60-lap ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ offering a $12,000 top prize on Feb. 16.

Advance-sale tickets for the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals are available on-line at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or by calling the track office at 352-622-9400.

Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, meanwhile, features 50-lap, $10,000-to-win WoO LMS A-Mains on Thurs., Feb. 20, Fri., Feb. 21, and Sat., Feb. 22. Most WoO LMS regulars will also compete in DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Late Model events on Mon., Feb. 17, Tues., Feb. 18, and Wed., Feb. 19.

More information on the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit, including details on advance ticket packages and the ‘FREE Fan Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ promotion, can be obtained by visiting www.DirtCarNationals.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Pre-Season Media Poll (Driver/first pl. votes/2nd pl/3rd pl/4th pl/5th pl/total points on 5-4-3-2-1 tabulation system):

1. Darrell Lanigan 27-4-5-0-0 = 166
2. Tim McCreadie 5-12-9-9-1 = 119
3. Rick Eckert 2-12-7-11-1 = 102
4. Shane Clanton 2-7-13-8-4 = 97
5. Brandon Sheppard 0-1-1-3-2 = 15
6. Eric Wells 0-0-0-1-10 = 12
7. Josh Richards 0-0-1-2-4 = 11
8. Bub McCool 0-0-0-1-5 = 7
9. Clint Smith 0-0-0-1-3 = 5
10. Morgan Bagley 0-0-0-0-3 = 3
11. Chub Frank 0-0-0-0-2 = 2
12. Gregg Satterlee 0-0-0-0-1 = 1

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

Clanton Confident About 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Title Chances With ‘New’ Race Team
National Tour’s Season Kicks Off Feb. 14-16 At Bubba Raceway Park & Feb. 20-22 At Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 11, 2014 – For a driver who’s about to tackle the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a new race team, Shane Clanton is remarkably cool, calm and collected.

That’s probably because Clanton’s 2014 racing effort is only ‘new’ in the strictest sense of the word.

Yes, Clanton, 38, of Zebulon, Ga., has a new car owner this season after ending his two-year run with the Kennedy Motorsports operation in December. But when he begins his pursuit of the ’14 WoO LMS title on Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and Feb. 20-22 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., he expects to seamlessly pick up where he left off last year – a campaign that was arguably his best on the WoO LMS since he became a tour regular in ’05.

“Really, our deal this year ain’t much different than it was before,” said a confident Clanton, who in 2013 won four WoO LMS A-Mains and finished third in the points standings. “We have the same (Capital) cars and basically the same (Clements) motors. We’re still at the same shop, have the same parts and the same crew chief (Brock Wise).

“Basically, I worked everything out with (John) Kennedy where I got just about everything I had last year. We just have a different truck (transporter) and somebody different paying the bills.”

That person is Ron Davies, the western Pennsylvania dirt Late Model veteran who also happens to be Clanton’s father-in-law and the soon-to-be grandfather of Clanton’s first child with wife Michelle (she’s due to give birth on May 22). When Clanton decided to leave Kennedy Motorsports about a month after the final checkered flag of 2013, Davies stepped up to make sure Clanton could continue racing as a national touring professional.

“I was going to try to do it on my own,” said Clanton, “but it costs a lot to do a full racing deal like I’ve been doing. I was gonna have to cut back on my schedule, but then Ron said, ‘There’s no sense in doing that. Just go ahead and do what you’ve been doing the last few years and make it work.’

“I’m lucky to have somebody who’s really interested in racing behind me.”

After spending the short off-season reworking one of the machines he campaigned for Kennedy in 2013 and building two new mounts with his Capital Race Cars partner Marshall Green, Clanton made his debut under the Weldbank Energy Racing banner – so named for Davies’s successful Warren, Pa.-based business – during last month’s Winter Extreme series at Tucson (Ariz.) International Raceway. He fell short of Victory Lane but capped the six-race meet with a solid runner-up finish on Jan. 19, proving he’s ready to be a contender again in ’14.

“Anytime you go to the racetrack you’re supposed to learn something and I feel like we did out there,” Clanton said of his Spring Training-type trip west. “We made progress all week at Tucson and hopefully we can use what we learned there to our advantage when we go racing in Florida.

“The main thing is to have at least as good of a season as we had last year, but hopefully get more wins like Josh (Richards) and (Darrell) Lanigan do. They get eight, 10, 12 wins a year, and we have to step up our program to win at that kind of rate. If you can win races like, you’ll be better in the points and make more money.”

With the 2014 WoO LMS championship race taking on a new look following the recent announcement that reigning titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., will miss the season-opening events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia due to undisclosed medical issues, Clanton seems well-positioned to make a run at the $100,000 crown. He flashed impressive, career-best consistency last year – his 40 top-10 finishes in 46 events was topped only by Richards’s 41 – and believes he can not only match that steadiness but improve upon it.

“By far, this is the best I’ve been sitting in a good little while for the start of the season,” said Clanton, who has finished as high as second in the WoO LMS points standings (2006). “I feel that we have what it takes to win the championship, but it’s gonna depend a lot on how things go down in Florida. We have to get off to a good start.”

Clanton has never won a dirt Late Model feature at Bubba Raceway Park or Volusia, but he’s certainly contended for victories at both tracks over the past decade. He understands that breaking through during the always highly-competitive events in the Sunshine State can take some time.

“There are just so many good cars down there, it’s hard to win,” said Clanton, who was triumphant in last year’s WoO LMS season opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., but couldn’t duplicate the success when the circuit moved on to Florida. “You gotta have Lady Luck on your side plus have a good car – and we’ve had a good car many times but just haven’t had the best luck to get the job done.

“I’ve always said, though, that luck is what you make of it, so if you’re not winning races you gotta work on your race car and make it better and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

If recent Speedweeks results are any indication, Clanton is on the verge of grabbing a checkered flag at BRP and/or VSP. In the six Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals A-Mains run at the egg-shaped, three-eighths-mile BRP over the past two years, Clanton has three top-five finishes (his best: third in the 2012 opener) and just one finish worse than seventh (a 14th in the second ’12 feature after a late-race flat tire knocked him out of second place). At the half-mile Volusia oval, four of Clanton’s six top-five finishes in 20 career WoO LMS starts there have come in the last two years – a third in the ’12 finale, plus a third, fifth and fourth in last year’s three A-Mains.

Winning at either track – but preferably both – would be significant for Clanton, an accomplished racer who is one of just five drivers to win the prestigious DIRTcar-sanctioned Dream and World 100 events at NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

“They’re two of the premier facilities anywhere when they’re groomed right,” said Clanton. “Mother Nature has a lot to do with things down there. But when there’s good weather, you’ll generally see some of the best races in the country at those two tracks.”

The Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park includes three complete WoO LMS programs: a 35-lap A-Main paying $7,000 to win on Fri., Feb. 14; a 50-lapper for $10,000 to win on Sat., Feb. 15; and the 60-lap ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ offering a $12,000 top prize on Feb. 16.

Advance-sale tickets for the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals are available on-line at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or by calling the track office at 352-622-9400.

Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, meanwhile, features 50-lap, $10,000-to-win WoO LMS A-Mains on Thurs., Feb. 20, Fri., Feb. 21, and Sat., Feb. 22. Most WoO LMS regulars will also compete in DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Late Model events on Mon., Feb. 17, Tues., Feb. 18, and Wed., Feb. 19.

More information on the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit, including details on advance ticket packages and the ‘FREE Fan Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ promotion, can be obtained by visiting www.DirtCarNationals.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

I-96 Speedway Returns To World of Outlaws Late Model Series For First Time In Seven Years With NAPA Auto Parts Event On Aug. 22
First Half Of Wolverine State Doubleheader Will See Tour Stars Tackle Reconfigured Michigan Oval

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 3, 2014 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will race at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., for the first time in seven years as part of the national tour’s annual late-August doubleheader in the Wolverine State, series and track officials announced on Friday.

I-96 Speedway is set to host the NAPA Auto Parts ‘Lake Odessa 50’ Presented by Keyser Manufacturing on Fri., Aug. 22. The $10,000-to-win event will precede the previously scheduled NAPA Auto Parts ‘Merritt 50’ on Sat., Aug. 23, at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich., to form a WoO LMS twin bill in Michigan for the fourth consecutive summer.

The WoO LMS’s lone previous appearance at I-96 was a May 2007 event won by Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa.

“I think we have the premier facility in the state of Michigan for a World of Outlaws event and we’re looking forward to proving it to the fans and race teams,” said I-96 Speedway owner and promoter Mike Mouch. “We’re just thrilled to have the World of Outlaws Late Models back and we’re going to give 150 percent to make this a successful event.”

Mouch and Company have already done plenty of preparatory work for the 2014 season. Shortly after the completion of the ’13 campaign construction crews took over I-96 Speedway and created a brand-new three-eighths-mile oval that replaces the facility’s longtime half-mile layout – which the 2007 WoO LMS event was run on – and a smaller inner track built several years ago.

“The half-mile was awesome and fast, but it was so big it was a real motor-eater and that was tough on our locals,” said Mouch, who in 2013 ran weekly races on his smaller inner oval and specials on the original half-mile. “The three-eighths-mile we put in a few years ago made things better and raced good, but it wasn’t real symmetrical – it was off the frontstretch wall and had a couple different corners in (turns) three and four.

“We decided to make one real nice three-eighths-mile track that’s the only track we’ll use from now on. We had a lot of input from (World of) Outlaw (Sprint Car) drivers and our local drivers to try and come up with the best layout possible, and we brought in engineers to make sure everything was done right.

“We designed a track that’s three-eighths of a mile dead in the center, 65 feet wide all the way around, has 13-degree banking – the same banking of the old half-mile – and is open with no walls except for the frontstretch. It’s got an eight-degree apron around the bottom and uses the frontstretch and turn one of the half-mile, with an all-new turns three and four.

“It’s very nice,” he concluded. “We moved a ton of dirt and spent of lot of money to have it engineered and done right and I think we have a good future in front of us because of it. I think it’s what everybody’s been looking for.”

The ‘new’ I-96 Speedway, which opens its 2014 season on April 25, is one of just seven tracks scheduled to host both the WoO LMS and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014. The winged WoO STP Sprint Cars will visit I-96 on Sat., May 31.

I-96 Speedway is located just off Interstate 96 Exit 64, about a half-hour east of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

More information on I-96 Speedway is available by logging on to www.i96speedway.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

Mark Richards-Led Rocket Chassis House Car Team Remains Focused On 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Campaign
Ready To Press On With Brandon Sheppard While Josh Richards Is Sidelined By Medical Issues

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 3, 2014 – As soon as it became clear that medical issues would force Josh Richards to miss at least the start of the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign, his father and car owner, Mark, understandably directed his thoughts to his son’s health rather than racing.

“The first reaction was that we just shut down (the race team) and wait for him (to come back),” said Mark Richards, who fields the familiar Rocket Chassis house car that his superstar son steered to a third career WoO LMS championship last year. “But Josh didn’t want that.”

Indeed, the younger Richards made it clear he would be disappointed to see his dad’s powerhouse dirt Late Model operation sit idle while he undergoes tests to determine what is ailing him. As a result, Mark Richards has called back fast-rising Midwesterner Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., to take Josh’s place behind the wheel of the iconic blue No. 1 for, at minimum, the season-opening WoO LMS events on Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and Feb. 20-22 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

“This team is going to go on racing because of Josh,” said Mark Richards. “That’s Josh’s wishes for us, to soldier on here. He wants this team to keep racing because he wants to be involved – in the shop, at the racetrack. He’s coming down (to Florida) Monday and Tuesday (today and tomorrow) when we test (at Volusia) to help Brandon get comfortable.

“Josh wants to be involved as much as he can be until he gets to the point when he can get back in the car. It ain’t like Josh is going away. He’s still going to be involved with this race team as much as he ever was. The only part he’s not going to be involved with is sitting in the seat and driving.”

The elder Richards also pointed out this won’t be the first time that his race team has competed without Josh. Mark has, after all, fielded a race car for nearly two decades, including a stretch of the 2012 season during which Josh moved south to compete on the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

“This race team raced when Josh was away to run Nationwide,” said Mark Richards, who hired Sheppard when Josh pursued his NASCAR aspirations in 2012. “And even before Josh was a driver this race team was already intact. Timmy Hitt was the first driver who raced the Rocket Chassis house car (in the mid-‘90s) and then there were multiple drivers – Davey Johnson, Steve Francis, Bart Hartman -- before Josh came along and filled the seat for the last 10 years.”

Sheppard, 21, filled in admirably for Josh in 2012, putting together a head-turning six-month stretch highlighted by his first-ever WoO LMS victory late in the season at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. He returned to his family-owned team in 2013 with Josh back racing on dirt but made a cameo appearance in the No. 1 for October’s Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park (Josh opted to sit out the race) and promptly won the event’s $50,000 top prize.

Coming off a 2013 campaign that saw Sheppard become the youngest driver ever to win the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ and DIRTcar Late Model national titles, there is little doubt that he will serve as a worthy replacement for Richards.

“Brandon has matured a lot since the first day he drove one of the Rocket house cars,” said Mark Richards. “I’d say Brandon’s pretty similar at 21 to where Josh was at the same age. Heck, he just was the youngest champion ever on the Summer Nationals tour and he’s won in three of the major series there are – World of Outlaws, Lucas (Oil Late Model Dirt Series) and Summer Nationals. You have to give him at least a little bit of props for that.

“We have full confidence in Brandon. He was Josh’s number one pick to fill in for him while he’s off.”

How long Josh will be sidelined – and, in turn, how long B-Shepp will drive the Rocket house car – is uncertain. In that vein, Mark Richards will simply continue following the WoO LMS and see how the situation develops.

“Josh has got a little bit of a road ahead of him,” said Mark Richards. “He’s got quite a number of tests (scheduled), and then he’ll have to deal with whatever the doctors find and decide the treatment ends up being. It’s not gonna happen quickly, I don’t think. It’s gonna take a little time.

“So our plan right now is for Brandon to be in the car and run as well as he can run – and to run with the World of Outlaws. This team has basically been part of that World of Outlaws culture for quite a while (a regular participant since the national tour was restarted in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner) and we’re going to continue to support the series.”

While Josh’s hopes of defending his WoO LMS title have effectively been squashed – even if he’s able to return after the Florida events, the 60 ‘hardship’ points he is eligible to receive for each missed race likely wouldn’t be enough to keep him in contention for the title – Mark Richards can still harbor championship aspirations. Sheppard could conceivably remain as the driver of the No. 1 for the entire season and chase the points crown or Mark could combine points earned by Sheppard and Richards to pursue the circuit’s car owner’s championship. (Starting with the 2013 season, the WoO LMS began keeping separate driver and car owner points standings.)

“The car owner’s points were put in place a year ago by the World of Outlaws for exactly this type of reason – to keep quality teams out here on the road,” said Mark Richards. “Anybody can go down at any time – Timmy McCreadie or Darrell Lanigan or Josh Richards or whoever. And if that driver is up front in the points toward the end of the season, it would be a shame for that car to completely lose everything if something happens to the driver that would keep him out for a while.”

Depending on Josh’s recovery time-table, Mark Richards will consider both points-chasing possibilities.

“We’re gonna see where we are and cross that bridge when we get there,” said Mark Richards. “If it looks like it’s gonna be later in the year when Josh can come back and Brandon’s in contention (at that time), we’ll probably soldier on with Brandon and run two cars with Josh to finish the season out. I’m not saying that’s gonna happen, but it’s a possibility if it’s very long into the season. If Josh can come back right after Florida, we’ll probably just run for the car owner’s championship.

“But we don’t know – and until he gets better word from the doctors on what he has to do as far as treatment, all we can do is take it day-by-day.”

Yes, Mark Richards Racing Enterprises will press on with Sheppard holding down the fort for an indefinite period of time. But no one with the operation – Mark Richards, the team’s new chief mechanic Randall Edwards (he takes over for 2013 WoO LMS Crew Chief of the Year Matt Barnes, who will assume more of a customer-service role with Rocket Chassis), crewman Cody Duncan – will stop thinking about their main man Josh Richards.

“The number one goal here for the whole team –– and as Josh’s dad – is to determine whatever the problem is that Josh has and get him back to 100 percent,” said Mark Richards. “I don’t think there’s anybody here who thinks any different.”

In fact, no one who is part of the World of Outlaws family has anything else on their mind.

“All of us with the World of Outlaws wish Josh a speedy recovery from the medical issues keeping him off the track,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “It’s impossible to replace a three-time champion with the talent and personality of Josh Richards so we’ll be anxiously awaiting his return to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.”

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The Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park includes three complete WoO LMS programs: a 35-lap A-Main paying $7,000 to win on Fri., Feb. 14; a 50-lapper for $10,000 to win on Sat., Feb. 15; and the 60-lap ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ offering a $12,000 top prize on Feb. 16.

Advance-sale tickets for the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals are available on-line at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or by calling the track office at 352-622-9400.

Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, meanwhile, features 50-lap, $10,000-to-win WoO LMS A-Mains on Thurs., Feb. 20, Fri., Feb. 21, and Sat., Feb. 22. Most WoO LMS regulars will also compete in DIRTcar-sanctioned Late Model events on Mon., Feb. 17, Tues., Feb. 18, and Wed., Feb. 19.

More information on the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit, including details on advance ticket packages and the ‘FREE Fan Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ promotion, can be obtained by visiting www.DirtCarNationals.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

Josh Richards to Watch from Sidelines for Start of 2014 WoO Late Model Season

Josh Richards #1 WoO Late Model (file photo by Tim Johnson)

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (Jan. 31, 2014) - Mark Richards Racing announced today that three-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Josh Richards will not be in the seat of the No. 1 Valvoline Rocket Chassis house car due to medical issues for the start of the 2014 WoO season.

Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., will be behind the wheel in Richards's absence. Sheppard is a familiar face in the Rocket camp filling in for the 25-year-old defending champion in 2012 as he ran a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Sheppard also won the 33rd annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park last October substituting for Richards.

"It's not easy to watch from the sidelines for the start of the season, but I hope to have these issues resolved quickly and get back in the car as soon as possible," said Richards. "I still plan to be involved with the race team and I have full confidence in Brandon (Sheppard). I know he will do a phenomenal job in my absence."

Josh Richards' No. 1 team carries support from Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Welding, Petroff Towing, Sallack Well Service, Rocket Chassis, Durham Engines, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, Slavic Custom Tee Shirts And Graphics, Brown and Miller, Brazwell Carburetors, Bazell Racing Fuels, ButlerBuilt Seat, Beyea Headers, Performance Rod and Custom, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Frankland Rear Ends, Simpson Safety Equipment, J E Pistons, Strange Oval, Wrisco Aluminum, R2C Filters, Aurora Rod Ends, Snap On Tools, Scott Wires, Trick Carbon Fiber Drive Shafts, Five Star Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Howe Racing, Performance Bodies, Lithionics Batteries, Brinn Transmissions, Eagle One, Car Brite, ATL Fuel Cells, Dohm's Cycles, Weld Wheels, Barnes Oil Systems, Tel-Tac, MSD Ignitions.

 

 

Return To Rocket Chassis Has McCreadie Bullish About 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Prospects
New Yorker Ready To Kick Off Season Feb. 14-16 At Bubba Raceway Park & Feb. 20-22 At Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 24, 2014 – Whether Tim McCreadie can raise his game sufficiently to make a serious run at the World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship in 2014 remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: he isn’t lacking for confidence as he plunges into the chase.

When the national tour’s ’14 campaign kicks off with the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Feb. 20-22 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., McCreadie fully expects to be in the title conversation.

“I wouldn’t go out on tour if I didn’t think we had a shot at winning the championship,” Watertown, N.Y.’s McCreadie asserted with steely-eyed resolve. “That’s always the focus. Now, it hasn’t worked out that we’ve been a contender the last few years, but we’ve always thought we had good enough cars and help to win a championship and it’s no different this year.”

McCreadie, of course, knows what it takes to be a World of Outlaws champion. He won the crown in 2006, just three years after switching his focus to dirt Late Model racing from his roots in the Northeast’s DIRTcar Big-Block Modified division.

But since reaching the WoO LMS mountaintop, McCreadie has struggled to find his way back. While he’s never finished outside the top five in the points standings since returning as a series regular in 2010 (he entered only selected WoO LMS events from 2007-2009), he’s only gotten a sniff of a title once. That was in ’10 when he battled Josh Richards and Darrell Lanigan until faltering late in the season and settling for a third-place finish.

McCreadie hasn’t forgotten how to win – with eight triumphs over the past two seasons (three in ’12, five in ’13), he ranks behind only Lanigan (27 wins) and Richards (12) on the WoO LMS victory list for the period – but he has lost the championship formula. He’s simply been too up-and-down, bidding for a win one night and falling completely out of the mix the next. His failure to find consistent speed is evidenced by the combined 26 DNFs he rang up in 2012 and ’13, a number accentuated by McCreadie’s penchant for pulling out of races rather than wallowing at the back of the pack.

McCreadie is well aware of the area in which he needs to improve. In hopes of doing that in 2014, he made an off-season decision with his Sweeteners Plus Racing team to reunite with Rocket Chassis, the car make he hasn’t driven exclusively since 2010. He spent much of the 2011 season running a Victory Circle car and campaigned Warrior Chassis machines in 2012 and ’13.

“The last time we were really, really comfortable in our equipment and were a real threat to win the championship the whole way through the year, we were in Rocket stuff,” said McCreadie, who has two new Rocket mounts ready for action. “It was just me and Al (Stevens) working on the cars back then too, but we have three guys now (including crewmen Craig McCrimmon and Johnny Coco) and we have more people who can come to races and help. So really, I feel like our program is stronger today than it was in 2010 and even back when we won the championship in ’06. I think we have a stronger core with everything now, so, as long as I can get up to speed with the Rockets, I think we can win like we were winning last year and not be as bad as we were in other races.

“That’s what it’s gonna take. You can’t finish 15th or drop out and contend for the championship. You’re gonna have to be able to match what the best two cars the last few years are able to do – that’s Darrell and Josh. They’re the standard right now and we’re doing everything we can to match up with them.”

McCreadie figures to benefit from working closely throughout the season with Richards, the three-time and defending WoO LMS champion, and Richards’s father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house car team. With Lanigan leaving the Rocket fold to start up his own car-building business, McCreadie becomes the highest-ranked driver besides Richards running Rocket machines on the circuit.

“It was a company decision more than anything,” McCreadie said of his team’s move to Rocket. “Business-wise, it just makes sense. Vic (Coffey, McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus teammate) drives ‘em and he likes his cars, and we decided that as a company that’s the direction we should go to keep everything more in line.

“Then after talking with Mark and those guys down at Rocket – they’re just really good at helping people. Warrior (led by Sanford Goddard) is really good with helping people too, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that there’s more of these (Rocket) cars out there, so that should help me get a baseline (setup) at some places where I struggled last year and hopefully I won’t struggle like that again.”

With McCreadie ready to celebrate his 40th birthday on April 12, he understands that he’s in his racing prime. He’s counting on using the larger pool of technical information available at Rocket to maximize the years ahead of him.

“I think I’m in a little bit different point in my career,” said McCreadie. “I want to race, but it’s no secret you can’t race forever. I hope I have at least a decade left of being physically fit enough to be at the top of my game and I want to make the most of it – and I think (running Rocket cars) gives me the best shot to do that.

“It’s not a shot at anybody, but at this point I just don’t feel like I have the time to be testing and cutting stuff apart to figure things out. I just need to be on the same page with a lot of other people and then hopefully we have enough money put into our equipment, our motors, our tires – our whole program – that I’ll be competitive more consistently and won’t have the 15th-place finishes and the dropouts.

“Who knows how everything will turn out?” he continued. “We could run worse, but hopefully we can capitalize on these Rocket cars being proven to be pretty good and us being out there on the road with Mark and those guys. I think if we take what we learned going out there on our own the last couple years and combine it with the help we can get running Rocket cars, we can put some good results up.”

McCreadie will begin his championship quest in the Sunshine State, running at two tracks that he gives high ratings. He’s enjoyed success at both speedways, winning dirt Late Model and DIRTcar Big-Block Modified features at Volusia and finishing as high as second (twice) in WoO LMS competition at BRP.

“I really enjoy both of those places,” McCreadie said of BRP and Volusia. “I don’t know if it’s the speed and the layout of the tracks or what, but they just feel more comfortable for me to race on them.

“I’m never gonna complain about Ocala,” he continued, singling out the egg-shaped, three-eighths-mile oval promoted by nationally-known syndicated radio show host Todd ‘Bubba the Love Sponge’ Clem. “The thing we always wish for as race car drivers is a place that gets racy and wide for the feature, and that place has a tendency to do that. More often than not, you can race all over it. Plus, they put up really good money, you get treated good and it’s a nice, clean facility. You can’t ask for anything more.

“And for me, Volusia has always just been a natural fit. I feel comfortable there all the time – and that track, when it’s prepped right where there’s a top and a bottom and it’s black in the middle, is amazing. It’s just so wide and a lot of fun to race on.”

The sprawling half-mile Volusia oval is a special place for McCreadie, who grew up watching his father, legendary DIRTcar Big-Block Modified driver ‘Barefoot’ Bob McCreadie, compete there in February and became a Volusia winner himself when he climbed into the cockpit. McCreadie actually won the first dirt Late Model feature of his career at Volusia – a DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event on Feb. 9, 2004 – and one year later, on Feb. 19, 2005, made the track the site of his first-ever WoO LMS victory.

“I can’t wait to get down to Volusia every year,” said McCreadie, who also won two DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned A-Mains there in 2005 and pulled off a thrilling triumph over Lanigan and Billy Moyer in last year’s DIRTcar UMP finale. “Ocala kind of builds you up with great money and real good racing, and then you go over to Volusia and it’s really hard to argue about how great that (DIRTcar Nationals) week is just because of that Daytona crowd. Volusia is always gonna have a little more amped-up atmosphere just because there’s so many people there you probably will never see anywhere else all year long. There’s people from all types of racing, whether it’s Sprint Car guys who stick around for a few days to watch, or guys from the Daytona track, or even guys from over at the asphalt track at (New) Smyrna who stop in for a night.

“It’s just such a huge thing all week. I just love the whole idea of Speedweeks there. To be there and race and be part of the whole atmosphere, it’s just so exciting to me.

“To top it off, it’s hard to win there. I mean, it’s hard to win everywhere, but there’s so many good cars there, if you can get one at Volusia during Daytona week, that’s pretty cool.”

And a triumph during the Florida excursion would certainly go a long way toward making McCreadie’s World of Outlaws championship dreams come true.

“The goal this year is to go down to Florida and hopefully win some races,” said McCreadie, whose cars will sport a new look this season with the familiar No. 39 on their doors designed to mirror the number plate that appeared on the off-shore boats his team owner, Carl Myers, used to race. “If we can do that, hopefully we’ll be in the thick of this championship thing all year long.”

The Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park includes three complete WoO LMS programs: a 40-lap A-Main paying $8,000 to win on Fri., Feb. 14; a 50-lapper for $10,000 to win on Sat., Feb. 15; and the 60-lap ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ offering a $12,000 top prize on Feb. 16.

Advance-sale tickets for the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals are available on-line at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or by calling the track office at 352-622-9400.

Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, meanwhile, features 50-lap, $10,000-to-win WoO LMS A-Mains on Thurs., Feb. 20, Fri., Feb. 21, and Sat., Feb. 22. Most WoO LMS regulars will also compete in DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Late Model events on Mon., Feb. 17, Tues., Feb. 18, and Wed., Feb. 19.

More information on the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit, including details on advance ticket packages and the ‘FREE Fan Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ promotion, can be obtained by visiting www.DirtCarNationals.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.


 

 

Standout Roster Of Title Hopefuls Ready For Start Of Milestone World of Outlaws Late Model Series Campaign Feb. 14-16 At Bubba Raceway Park

Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals Begins Celebration Of National Tour’s 10th Anniversary Season Under World Racing Group Banner

OCALA, FL – Jan. 16, 2014 – The running of the third annual Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park will mark two significant milestones for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

For starters, a season-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the national tour’s rebirth in 2004 will begin with the weekend tripleheader at the unique egg-shaped, three-eighths-mile oval. In addition, the opening night of the meet – a 40-lap, $8,000-to-win event on Fri., Feb. 14 – is set to be the 400th WoO LMS A-Main contested since the circuit resumed action 10 years ago under the World Racing Group banner.

Landmarks aside, the tour’s visit to BRP will also kick off the chase for the prestigious WoO LMS championship. A typically star-studded roster of drivers is eyeing the $100,000 title in 2014, including:

* Josh Richards. The three-time and defending WoO LMS champion from Shinnston, W.Va., is geared up to pursue another points crown with his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house car team after making his triumphant return in 2013 following a season spent pursuing his NASCAR aspirations. There will be a couple new looks to Richards’s effort in ’14: veteran wrench-turner Randall Edwards has come on board to serve as his chief mechanic (’13 WoO LMS Crew Chief of the Year Matt Barnes won’t travel as extensively with Richards this season) – and sometime during the season, Richards, who turns 26 on March 22, plans to become a married man by tying the knot with Andrea Cleveland.

* Darrell Lanigan. A two-time champion who led the tour in victories in ’13 but finished second to Richards in the standings, Lanigan enters 2014 following an off-season that saw him make headline-grabbing news. The 43-year-old driver from Union, Ky., ended his longtime affiliation with Rocket Chassis to start a chassis-building partnership with veteran mechanic Ronnie Stuckey, who will assist in the development of the ‘Club 29’ machines that Lanigan hopes will allow him to continue his spectacular recent success on the WoO LMS. He’s won 27 World of Outlaws A-Mains over the past two years – more than half of his alltime series-best total of 53 victories.

* Shane Clanton. After enjoying arguably the strongest WoO LMS season of his career in 2013 (four wins and a third-place finish in the points standings), the 38-year-old from Zebulon, Ga., decided to leave the Kennedy Motorsports team in December and launch his own operation. He’s confident of picking up right where he left off in ’13 – with solid backing from his father-in-law, western Pennsylvania racer Ron Davies, and essentially the same Capital Race Cars he ran last year, he has the goods to contend.

* Rick Eckert. It’s steady-as-she-goes for the 48-year-old WoO LMS stalwart from York, Pa., who will look to improve upon a 2013 season during which he won just once but tallied six runner-up finishes en route to placing fourth in the points race. The 2011 series champion’s self-owned effort has been bolstered for ’14 with the recent addition of Horton Coal Company and Sorbera Family Chiropractic as sponsors.

* Tim McCreadie. The 2006 WoO LMS titlist will fire off into 2014 with a renewed vigor after spending the off-season assembling new Rocket Chassis machines, putting him back exclusively in the West Virginia’s company’s camp for the first time since 2010. Watertown, N.Y.’s McCreadie, who turns 40 on April 12, drove Warrior Chassis cars to eight WoO LMS wins over the past two seasons (three in ’12, five in ’13) and a pair of top-five points finishes, but struggled with inconsistency.

* Eric Wells. The 2013 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year hopes to take another step forward this season with his father David’s Bloomquist Chassis equipment. Buoyed by the addition of Tommy Hicks, Scott Bloomquist’s longtime crew chief, on a fulltime basis this season, the 25-year-old from Hazard, Ky., sits primed to improve upon a 2013 campaign that saw him win once and finish a solid sixth in the points standings.

* Morgan Bagley. Coming off his first season of competition on a national tour, the 2013 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year runner-up returns to the circuit this year with Jay Bohannon assuming crew-chief duties alongside car chief Nick Hoover. The 27-year-old from Longview, Texas, steered Wayman McMillan’s Rocket cars to just a single top-five finish on last year’s WoO LMS but is expecting better results with one season of traveling under his belt.

* Chub Frank. A WoO LMS regular for a decade, the veteran from Bear Lake, Pa., struggled to a ninth-place finish in the 2013 points standings and went winless on the circuit for a fourth consecutive season. Frank, who will celebrate his 52nd birthday on Jan. 22, hopes to put together a strong start in ’14 to keep him traipsing down the road with the Outlaws for another season.

* Bub McCool. The Mohawked driver from Vicksburg, Miss., reached Victory Lane once on last year’s WoO LMS, but that was one of the few highlights of a frustrating sophomore season for the tour’s 2012 Rookie of the Year. He managed just two other top-five finishes and fell to 10th in the points standings. If he can put ’13 behind him and build from his solid 2012 campaign (nine top-five finishes, seventh in points), McCool, 36, will remain one of the circuit’s top draws.

* Clint Smith. Save a handful of noteworthy runs, the 2013 season was a washout for the 48-year-old driver known as ‘Cat Daddy.’ He finished 11 th in the standings, falling short of a points-fund-paying spot. But the Senoia, Ga., racer has renewed hope for 2014 thanks to his pairing with Florida’s Todd Wood, who will provide the Rocket machines that Smith plans to make his primary ride on the WoO LMS.

* Chase Junghans. A 21-year-old open-wheel Modified convert from Manhattan, Kan., who competed fulltime in the dirt Late Model division for the first time in 2013, Junghans has announced his intention to step up to a national level this season and pursue the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award. He’s already shown a glimpse of his talent this year, finishing third in Wednesday night’s Winter Extreme event at Tucson (Ariz.) International Raceway.

Advance-sale tickets for the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals, which also include a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Sat., Feb. 15, and a 60-lap grand finale paying $12,000 to win on Sun., Feb. 16, are available on-line at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or by calling the track office at 352-622-9400.

The season-opening burst of WoO LMS action in Florida also includes three nights of competition (Feb. 20-22) as part of the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. More information on the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit can be obtained by visiting www.DirtCarNationals.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.


 

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Primed To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Rebirth With Action-Packed 2014 Season

National Tour's '14 Schedule Sits At Nearly 50 Events With Visits To More Than 30 Tracks

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 12, 2013 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its rebirth in 2014 with a typically ambitious and diverse schedule of events, officials announced on Thursday during the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis.

Forty-nine race dates comprising 44 A-Mains at 32 tracks in 21 states and Canada are currently confirmed as part of the national tour's map-crossing 2014 itinerary, which kicks off with a burst of eight events in Georgia and Florida during the month of February.

Almost exactly a decade to the day since the WoO LMS was reincarnated under the World Racing Group banner, the country's longest-running national tour will commence for the third straight year with the 'Winter Freeze' on Feb. 7-8 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. The doubleheader will feature 50-lap A-Mains paying $10,000 to win on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Also part of the busy first month of World of Outlaws action is the third annual Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. – a three-night weekend extravaganza with increasingly lucrative events offering $8,000, $10,000 and $12,000 top prizes – and the traditional visit to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment that in 2014 includes three complete WoO LMS programs on Feb. 20-22.

Volusia, of course, is the track that hosted the first race of the WoO LMS's World Racing Group era, on Feb. 3, 2004. The circuit restarted that season after a 15-year hiatus following its two-year run in 1988-1989 under the direction of late World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series founder Ted Johnson.

Four high-dollar, long-distance races also highlight the 2014 schedule. The list of marquee events includes the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. (July 31-Aug. 2); the eighth annual Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. ($30,000 to win on June 26-28); the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway ($25,000 to win on July 25-26); and the Illini 100 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway ($20,000 to win on April 4-5).

The '14 season will conclude for the eighth straight year with a pair of $12,000-to-win 50-lap A-Mains during the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

With up to six additional dates still to be announced, the 2014 campaign is on course to surpass the tour's alltime single-season high of 46 A-Mains established in 2013 and threaten the record of 38 different host tracks set in 2010. What's more, the first race of 2014 will mark the 400th WoO LMS A-Main contested since the circuit restarted in 2004.

"The demand for World of Outlaws Late Model Series racing from fans and track promoters across the country continues at a record level," said Tim Christman, who will serve as the WoO LMS director for the eighth consecutive year. "We are thrilled that so many speedway operators recognize the significance of hosting a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. It's with their support that we're able to offer fans and race teams the most prestigious series in all of dirt Late Model racing."

The richest WoOLMS event in 2014 remains Cedar Lake Speedway's 100-lap USA Nationals, a crown-jewel race that occupies a spotlighted position on the World of Outlaws trail for the fifth consecutive year and eighth time overall in its 27-year history. The three-day spectacular will be an all-World of Outlaws weekend for the second straight season, with a Thursday-night preliminary program on July 31 offering full WoO LMS points and a $6,000 first-place check leading into the traditional USA Nationals qualifying card on Fri., Aug. 1, and the 100-lap finale on Sat., Aug. 2.

Lernerville's Firecracker 100, meanwhile, will feature three full nights of competition for the fifth year in a row. The fan-friendly Firecracker weekend begins with 30-lap, $6,000-to-win preliminary A-Mains on Thurs., June 26, and Fri., June 27, before ending with the 100-lap headliner offering $30,000 for first place on Sat., June 28.

The Land of Lincoln will be the site of two century-grind WoO LMS events – both at wildly popular quarter-mile bullrings. The Illini 100 on April 4-5 at Farmer City will again serve as a grand lidlifter to the DIRTcar UMP season in the Midwest, while the Prairie Dirt Classic on July 25-26 at Fairbury returns to the World of Outlaws sked for the second straight year with its first-place payout pumped up to a track-record $25,000 to commemorate the 25th running of the event.

Special events are also inked for the quarter-mile Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va. (Jackpot Weekend on May 24-25) and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., a 7/16th-mile asphalt track that will be covered with dirt for the Keyser Manufacturing Down & Dirty Weekend on Sept. 12-13. Race formats and purse structures for the Tyler County and Berlin weekends will be announced in the near future.

Another two-day meet is scheduled for Labor Day weekend at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. The sprawling half-mile oval's promoter, Charlie Paige, has set the 40-lap, $8,000-to-win 'Showdown On Sand Hill' for Sat., Aug. 30, and the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Late Model National Open for Sun., Aug. 31.

The tour's annual mid-summer 'Wild West Tour' currently includes four events over a seven-day period with at least one more event to be added. WoO LMS stalwart Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., is scheduled to kick off the swing on Sat., July 12, with the 'Gopher 50' charity race (the 10th straight year the event is part of the series), followed by subsequent races on July 15 at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., which returns to the WoO LMS for the first time since 2008; July 17 at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba (third year in a row that the series will visit the Canadian track); and July 18 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., which had its WoO LMS event rained out in 2013 after presenting an A-Main every year since '06.

Other highlights of the 2014 schedule:

* An early-season swing to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on March 28 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29. The circuit will visit Lonestar for the first time since 2010 and returns to I-30 after debuting there in 2013.

* Three weekends of springtime racing below the Mason-Dixon Line: a Volunteer State doubleheader on April 11 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., and April 12 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway; Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 2 and Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway on May 3; and 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky., on May 16 and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on May 17. Lavonia and 201 Speedway are set to host first-ever WoO LMS events; Duck River and Smoky Mountain are back on the tour for the second consecutive year; and Tazewell (last race: 2012) and Fayetteville (2010) return after having scheduled events rained out in 2013.

* The traditional spring midweek event at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, which hosts the WoO LMS for the 10th time in 11 years on Thurs., May 29. The trip to the First State once again coincides with the NASCAR weekend at nearby Dover International Speedway.

* A Northeast swing in the week preceding the Firecracker 100, including return appearances on June 19 at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, which hosted the WoO LMS for the first time in 2013, and June 24 at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa., which was last part of the series in 2009. At least one more event is expected to be added to the stretch of races.

* A new date on the calendar for Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway, which shifts forward slightly to Thurs., July 24. The WoO LMS will visit the quarter-mile oval for the fourth consecutive year.

* Shawano (Wis.) Speedway will continue its midweek date preceding the USA Nationals when it presents the WoO LMS for the fifth year in a row on Tues., July 29 (raindate of Wed, July 30).

* A Mid-Atlantic twin bill on Aug. 15 at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Md., and Aug. 16 at Winchester (Va.) Speedway (Raye Vest Memorial). Potomac ran its only previous WoO LMS event in 2004 while Winchester has held a tour A-Main in two of the last three years.

* Two late-summer races in the Wolverine State. Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich., is set to host a WoO LMS event for the fourth straight season on Sat., Aug. 23, while a Fri., Aug. 22, date at another Michigan track is pending.

* A Labor Day weekend date on Fri., Aug. 29, at Lernerville Speedway, the flagship World Racing Group track that for the first time since 2009 will bring in the WoO LMS for more than just the Firecracker 100 extravaganza. A unique format is being considered for this added event, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

* A 40-lap, $8,000-to-win mid-week show on Thurs., Sept. 11, at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway, which hosted its only previous WoO LMS event in 2007. The date comes at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, about an hour's drive from LaSalle.

Seven facilities are scheduled to host multiple WoO LMS A-Mains in 2014. Lernerville leads the way with four races; Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia will have three; and two events will be contested at Screven, Tyler County, Cedar Lake, Selinsgrove and The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Nearly a half-million dollars in first-place prize money will be up for grabs during the 2014 WoO LMS campaign.

For the most up-to-date schedule information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.


2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule
(as of 12/12/13) Schedule subject to change. Check WorldofOutlaws.com for the latest information.

Date Day Track/Location Win Laps

Feb. 7 Friday Screven Motor Speedway/Sylvania, GA $10,000 50

Feb. 8 Saturday Screven Motor Speedway/Sylvania, GA $10,000 50

Feb. 14 Friday Bubba Raceway Park/Ocala, FL $8,000 40

Feb. 15 Saturday Bubba Raceway Park/Ocala, FL $10,000 50

Feb. 16 Sunday Bubba Raceway Park/Ocala, FL $12,000 60

Feb. 20 Thursday Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville, FL $10,000 50

Feb. 21 Friday Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville, FL $10,000 50

Feb. 22 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville, FL $10,000 50

March 28 Friday Lonestar Speedway/Kilgore, TX $10,000 50

March 29 Saturday I-30 Speedway/Little Rock, AR $10,000 50

April 4-5 Fri./Sat. Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL $20,000 100

April 11 Friday Duck River Raceway Park/Wheel, TN $10,000 50

April 12 Saturday Tazewell Speedway/Tazewell, TN $10,000 50

May 2 Friday Fayetteville Motor Speedway/Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50

May 3 Saturday Lavonia Speedway/Lavonia, GA $10,000 50

May 16 Friday 201 Speedway/Sitka, KY $10,000 50

May 17 Saturday Smoky Mountain Speedway/Maryville, TN $10,000 50

May 24 Saturday Tyler County Speedway/Middlebourne, WV TBA TBA

May 25 Sunday Tyler County Speedway/Middlebourne, WV TBA TBA

May 29 Thursday Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE $10,000 50

May 31 Saturday TBA

June 18 Wednesday Great Northern Tour TBA

June 19 Thursday Fonda Speedway/Fonda, NY $10,000 50

June 21 Saturday Great Northern Tour TBA

June 24 Tuesday Big Diamond Raceway/Minersville, PA $8,000 40

June 26 Thursday Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA $6,000 30

June 27 Friday Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA $6,000 30

June 28 Saturday Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA $30,000 100

July 11 Friday Wild West Tour TBA

July 12 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway/Spring Valley, MN $10,000 50

July 15 Tuesday Brown County Speedway/Aberdeen, SD $10,000 50

July 17 Thursday Red River Co-op Speedway/Winnipeg, MAN $10,000 50

July 18 Friday River Cities Speedway/Grand Forks, ND $10,000 50

July 19 Saturday Wild West Tour TBA

July 24 Thursday Independence Motor Speedway/Independence, IA $10,000 50

July 25-26 Fri./Sat. Fairbury American Legion Speedway/Fairbury, IL $25,000 100

July 29 Tuesday Shawano Speedway/Shawano, WI $10,000 50

July 31 Thursday Cedar Lake Speedway/New Richmond, WI $6,000 40

Aug. 1-2 Fri./Sat. Cedar Lake Speedway/New Richmond, WI $50,000 100

Aug. 15 Friday Potomac Speedway/Budds Creek, MD $10,000 50

Aug. 16 Saturday Winchester Speedway/Winchester, VA $10,000 50

Aug. 22 Friday TBA (Michigan track)

Aug. 23 Saturday Merritt Speedway/Lake City, MI $10,000 50

Aug. 29 Friday Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA TBA TBA

Aug. 30 Saturday Selinsgrove Speedway/Selinsgrove, PA $8,000 40

Aug. 31 Sunday Selinsgrove Speedway/Selinsgrove, PA $10,000 50

Sept. 11 Thurs. LaSalle Speedway/LaSalle, IL $8,000 40

Sept. 12-13 Fri./Sat. Berlin Raceway/Marne, MI TBA TBA

Nov. 6 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte/Concord, NC T/T

Nov. 7 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte/Concord, NC $12,000 50

Nov. 8 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte/Concord, NC $12,000 50

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