InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series race from The Dirt Track in Charlotte on Friday evening, November 2, 2018. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: World of Outlaws Late Models for $12,000-to-win
*Please note that these updates will primarily focus on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race.
The drivers meeting is slated to begin at 3:30pm with racing action to follow.
Rain is in the forecast for Friday night in the Charlotte area.
This is the first race in a two-night weekend event for the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am. WoO Sprint Cars and DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds will also be in action.
These will be the final two races of the 2018 season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.
Mike Marlar leads the WoO Late Models standings by 22 points over Chris Madden and 40 points over Brandon Sheppard.
3:10- It’s raining here at the moment but they expect it to pass quickly. The plan as of now is to go ahead with racing tonight.
4:10- It has basically stopped raining. Track prep should begin soon.
5:50- Track prep is ongoing.
6:30- Cars are being unloaded in the pit area.
Just announced that the drivers meeting will be held at 7:00.
7:35- Sprint cars are being called to the track for warmups. Heat racing and B-mains for all classes will follow.
8:04- Sprint cars on the track.
8:35- Big Block Modified B-mains now on track.
8:55- Late Model heats underway.
11:40- Just announced that whatever racing does not get finished tonight will be completed tomorrow at 1:30. The track has a midnight curfew and the rain from this afternoon just put us too far behind to get it in tonight.
1:20- Big Block Mod hot laps on track now.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: It all comes down to this weekend for Marlar, Madden and Sheppard
World of Outlaws Late Models
Car Count: 76 cars
Drivers Here: Driver list will be posted within ‘Qualifying Results’ and ‘Heat Race Results’.
Group A Results- 1. Dale McDowell(14.642), 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Chris Madden, 5. Earl Pearson, Jr., 6. Dakotah Knuckles, 7. Kent Robinson, 8. Don O’Neal, 9. Casey Roberts, 10. Pat Doar
Group B Results- 1. Shane Clanton(14.620), 2. Chris Ferguson, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Mike Marlar, 5. Rick Eckert, 6. Benji Hicks, 7. Steven Roberts, 8. Jackie Boggs, 9. Tyler Erb, 10. Ryan King
Heat Race Results: There will be six heat races with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature. Heat race winners go to a redraw to set the first three rows in the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Dale McDowell, 2. Chris Madden, 3. Kent Robinson, 4. Pat Doar, 5. Jason Covert, 6. Chase Junghans, 7. Brandon Overton, 8. Cla Knight, 9. Matt Sponaugle, 10. Donald McIntosh, 11. Justin Duty, 12. Blake Spencer, 13. Brian Ledbetter
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Robinson
*Madden took the lead on the start and led all the way.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Earl Pearson, Jr., 3. Don O’Neal, 4. Austin Smith, 5. Joey Moriarity, 6. Justin Williams, 7. Dustin Mitchell, 8. Mike Lupfer, 9. Kerry King, 10. Amanda Whaley, 11. Nick Davis, 12. Kyle Lear, 13. David Breazeale
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Bloomquist, 2. O’Neal, 3. Williams
*O’Neal took second away from Pearson on a mid-race restart then the two fought for the position the rest of the way with Pearson spinning after contact on the last lap. Bloomquist led all the way.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Dakotah Knuckles, 3. Casey Roberts, 4. Tim McCreadie, 5. Tyler Bare, 6. Zack Dohm, 7. Max Blair, 8. Kyle Hardy, 9. Colton Flinner, 10. Austin Holcombe, 11. Ross Bailes, 12. Brian Connor
Heat 3 Finish- 1. McCreadie, 2. C Roberts, 3. Bare
*Knuckles got into the turn two wall while racing with C Roberts for second. Multiple cautions slowed this race.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Shane Clanton, 2. Mike Marlar, 3. Steven Roberts, 4. Ryan King, 5. Jonathan Davenport, 6. Allen Murray, 7. Anthony Sanders, 8. Dennis Erb, Jr., 9. Mike Benedum, 10. Greg Clark, 11. Russ Robinson, 12. Curtis Teats, 13. Jimmy Owens
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Clanton, 2. Marlar, 3. D Erb
*Marlar fell back to fourth on the start after jumping the cushion but fought back to second and actually challenged for the lead with two laps to go. Davenport blew a tire from fourth spot with two laps to go. Clinton’s car was smoking over the last couple of laps.
Heat 5 Lineup- 1. Chris Ferguson, 2. Rick Eckert, 3. Jackie Boggs, 4. Devin Moran, 5. Boom Briggs, 6. Dale Hollidge, 7. Michael Brown, 8. Darrell Lanigan, 9. Brent Larson, 10. Tyler Horst, 11. Dan Stone, 12. Adam Yarbrough, 13. Jimmy Mac
Heat 5 Finish- 1. Moran, 2. Boggs, 3. Lanigan
*Ferguson broke while leading by a big margin with four laps to go. Eckert had an issue and went to the pits at the same time as Ferguson. Moran inherited the lead when Ferguson dropped out.
Heat 6 Lineup- 1. Brandon Sheppard, 2. Benji Hicks, 3. Tyler Erb, 4. Jason Jameson, 5. Kody Evans, 6. Tyler Millwood, 7. Michael Maresca, 8. Jeremy Conaway, 9. Matt Cosner, 10. Jason Miller, 11. Joey Coulter, 12. John Henderson
Heat 6 Finish- 1. Sheppard, 2. T Erb, 3. Jameson
*Sheppard led all the way but there was some crazy racing behind him.
B-main Results: There will be three B-mains with the top-2 from each going to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Doar, 2. Covert
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Blair
B-main 3 Finish- 1. Coulter, 2. Briggs
Redraw Results: 1. Clanton, 2. Madden, 3. Bloomquist, 4. McCreadie, 5. Moran, 6. Sheppard
Feature Lineup- 1. Clanton, 2. Madden, 3. Bloomquist, 4. McCreadie, 5. Moran, 6. Sheppard, 7. McDowell, 8. Marlar, 9. O’Neal, 10. Boggs, 11. C Roberts, 12. T Erb, 13. Robinson, 14. D Erb, 15. Williams, 16. Lanigan, 17. Bare, 18. Jameson, 19. Doar, 20. Coulter, 21. Bailes. 22. Covert, 23. Blair, 24. Briggs
If the Big Block Modified serves as any indication, tires could be a big factor in this daytime race. There were numerous flats in that feature.
2:45- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $12,000.
2:50- Four wide!
2:52- Green flag!
Lap 7- Bloomquist leads. Heavy smoke from Madden.
Lap 12 caution. Sheppard leads Bloomquist, McCreadie, Moran, Marlar. Madden has dropped out.
Lap 31 caution. Great racing as Sheppard and McCreadie have been swapping the lead in traffic. Sheppard leads McCreadie, Marlar, Bloomquist and Moran.
Great race. McCreadie made a couple of attempts to take the lead late but Sheppard held him off in traffic. Madden’s early exit combined with podium finishes for Sheppard and Marlar likely ended his chances to win the title.
Feature Results: 1. Sheppard, 2. McCreadie, 3. Marlar, 4. Bloomquist, 5. Moran, 6. Lanigan, 7. T Erb, 8. Junghans, 9. Robinson, 10. McDowell, 11. O’Neal, 12. Coulter, 13. Blair, 14. Jameson, 15. C Roberts, 16. Williams, 17. D Erb, 18. Clanton, 19. Eckert, 20. Bailes, 21. Covert, 22. Breazeale, 23. Doar, 24. Bare, 25. Knuckles, 26. Boggs, 27. Briggs, 28. Madden, 29. Larson