Kyle Bronson and Brian Shirley exchanged the lead four times over the final four laps of Friday night’s World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series with Bronson ultimately coming out on top at Tri-City Speedway. Over the closing laps, the top-4 cars were racing under a virtual blanket in the second of three nights of competition.
The Rocket Chassis driver from Brandon, Florida earned $12,000 from the track located in Granite City, Illinois in a race shown live by DirtVision.com.
A total of 30 cars were signed in for competition
Group A Results- 1. Cade Dillard(14.783), 2. Chris Madden, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Kyle Bronson, 5. Billy Moyer Sr., 6. Bobby Pierce, 7. Shane Clanton, 8. Gordy Gundaker
Group B Results- 1. Brian Shirley(14.879), 2. Nick Hoffman, 3. Frank Heckenast Jr., 4. Kyle Larson, 5. Shannon Babb, 6. Logan Martin, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Mike Harrison
Heat 1 Results: 1. Cade Dillard, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Billy Moyer Sr.
Heat 2 Results: 1. Kyle Bronson, 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Chris Madden, 4. Gordy Gundaker
Heat 3 Results: 1. Brian Shirley, 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Frank Heckenast Jr., 4. Jason Feger
Heat 4 Results: 1. Nick Hoffman, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Mike Harrison, 4. Logan Martin
Last Chance Showdown 1 Finish: 1. Ryan Gustin, 2. Trevor Gundaker, 3. Kye Blight
Last Chance Showdown 2 Finish: 1. Brandon Sheppard, 2. Johnny Scott, 3. Brent Larson
WoO Redraw Results: 1. Kyle Bronson, 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Cade Dillard, 4. Nick Hoffman, 5. Kyle Larson, 6. Shane Clanton, 7. Bobby Pierce, 8. Shannon Babb
Feature Re-cap: The 40-lap feature took the green flag with Bronson at the front of the pack with Shirley, Hoffman, Dillard and Babb in arrears. Shirley and Hoffman battled for second on the second lap just before a yellow flag waved for the slowing car of English.
Just after that restart an incident involving Kyle Larson, Pierce, Moyer, Cooney and Feger brought out another yellow flag. Pierce was able to continue but Larson, Moyer, and Feger suffered enough damage that their nights ended early.
As the race moved to its middle stages, Bronson continued to lead over Shirley, Hoffman, Pierce and Clanton on a track that was proving to be a technical challenge for the drivers.
Hoffman took second away from Shirley on lap 29 as both of those drivers closed in on Bronson. Hoffman challenged for the lead on lap 32 but that battle opened the door for Shirley who regained second on lap 35.
It was at that point when the lead swapping began. Shirley passed Bronson for the top spot on lap 37 only to have Bronson retake the position on lap 38. Shirley was scored as the leader of lap 39 but Bronson used the outside lane to just edge Shirley at the checkered flag in a near photo finish.
Feature Results: 1. Kyle Bronson, 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Bobby Pierce, 4. Nick Hoffman, 5. Shane Clanton, 6. Gordy Gundaker, 7. Cade Dillard, 8. Ryan Gustin, 9. Frank Heckenast Jr., 10. Brandon Sheppard, 11. Shannon Babb, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Chris Madden, 14. Johnny Scott, 15. Mike Harrison, 16. Kye Blight, 17. Todd Cooney, 18. Logan Martin, 19. Dustin Walker, 20. Brent Larson, 21. Trevor Gundaker, 22. Billy Laycock, 23. Jason Feger, 24. Tanner English, 25. Kyle Larson, 26. Billy Moyer Sr.
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