Devin Moran has always run well at Volusia Speedway Park and Thursday night in the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series season opener was no different. The driver who was making his first start in the Roger Sellers-owned Double Down Motorsports ride took the lead in the second half of the race then drove on to capture the feature win.
The Longhorn Chassis driver from Dresden, Ohio earned $8,000 for his efforts on the half-mile clay oval located in Barberville, Florida in a race shown live by DirtVision.com.
A total of 47 cars were signed in for competition
Group A Results- 1. Bobby Pierce(15.578), 2. Chris Madden, 3. Nick Hoffman, 4. Ross Robinson, 5. Brian Shirley, 6. Jordan Koehler, 7. Ricky Thornton Jr., 8. Brent Larson
Group B Results- 1. Devin Moran(15.507), 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Will Roland, 4. Max Blair, 5. Hudson O’Neal, 6. Dennis Erb, 7. Jimmy Owens, 8. Shane Clanton
Heat 1 Results: 1. Nick Hoffman, 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Ricky Thornton Jr.
Heat 2 Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Frank Heckenast Jr., 3. Jordan Koehler, 4. Brent Larson
Heat 3 Results: 1. Devin Moran, 2. Hudson O’Neal, 3. Ryan Gustin, 4. Will Roland
Heat 4 Results: 1. Tim McCreadie, 2. Max Blair, 3. Shane Clanton, 4. Dennis Erb Jr.
B-main 1 Finish: 1. Mark Whitener, 2. Kyle Bronson, 3. Johnny Scott
B-main 2 Finish: 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Payton Freeman, 3. Cade Dillard
WoO Late Models Redraw Results: 1. Tim McCreadie, 2. Chris Madden, 3. Devin Moran, 4. Nick Hoffman, 5. Frank Heckenast Jr., 6. Bobby Pierce, 7. Hudson O’Neal, 8. Max Blair
Feature Re-cap: At the start of the 25-lap feature it was McCreadie who took the early lead ahead of Madden, Hoffman, Moran and Pierce. The early race leader roared out to big advantage by lap 5 as the action was fast and furious in the opening laps.
The top-5 cars held station until a lap 8 caution for Koehler slowed the lightning fast pace. During the yellow flag condition, defending series champion Erb came to the pit area for a tire change. Top-5 runner Pierce also pulled pit side and dropped out of the race.
On the restart, McCreadie continued to lead with Moran moving up to second ahead of Madden, Gustin and Shirley. But just like the first green flag run, McCreadie pulled well ahead of his pursuers as the race approached the 10-to-go mark.
When slower traffic became a factor, Moran closed on the race leader quickly. On lap 20, Moran drove by McCreadie for the top spot on the leaderboard. But a lap 21 caution for the slowing car of Roland would bunch the field once more. Just prior to that, Moran and Roland had made contact as Moran looked to lap Roland.
On the restart, the cars of Clanton and Gundaker received significant damage and had to pull off track.
Over the closing laps, Moran pulled away from the pack to claim victory.
Feature Results: 1. Devin Moran, 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Chris Madden, 4. Ryan Gustin, 5. Ricky Thornton Jr., 6. Brian Shirley, 7. Kyle Bronson, 8. Nick Hoffman, 9. Hudson O’Neal, 10. Brandon Sheppard, 11. Max Blair, 12. Payton Freeman, 13. Tanner English, 14. Mark Whitener, 15. Frank Heckenast Jr., 16. Cade Dillard, 17. Dennis Erb Jr., 18. Brent Larson, 19. Jimmy Owens, 20. Johnny Scott, 21. Boom Briggs, 22. Shane Clanton, 23. Gordy Gundaker, 24. Will Roland, 25. Bobby Pierce, 26. Jordan Koehler
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