Live Updates: WoO Late Models at Cherokee Speedway(10-1-21)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned ‘Mike Duvall V8 Nationals’ at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Friday, October 1, 2021. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram).

These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. The next event at SMS will be the Mountain Moonshine Classic which will feature the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series racing for a $20,000-to-win purse on October 8, 2021.

General Information:

Weather Forecast: Daytime high in the upper 70s with nighttime lows dropping into the 60s with little to no chance for rain.

Drivers Meeting: 6:15pm

Feature Payout: $10,000-to-win. 40 laps

Track Description: 4/10 mile clay oval with banked turns.

Other Classes: Several classes will be qualifying and heat racing for features that will be contested on Saturday.

Pre-race Notes: Brandon Sheppard lead the WoO Late Model standings over Chris Madden, Tyler Bruening, Dennis Erb Jr., Ricky Weiss and Ryan Gustin.

This is the first of a two-race weekend for the series which will move to Senoia(GA) Raceway on Saturday night.

6:35- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.

Please consider also reading: Madden looking to defend home turf while Sheppard seeks historic win at Cherokee & Scott Bloomquist and Cody Sommer to part ways at season’s end & Eli Beets making great strides as he transitions to Super Late Models 

Live Updates

Car Count: 29 cars

Drivers Here: 1- Brandon Sheppard, B1- Brent Larson, 1D- Brent Dixon, 2- Dennis Franklin, 6- Dillon Brown, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 8- Kyle Strickler, 10- Garrett Smith, 11K- Austin Kirkpatrick, 16- Tyler Bruening, 16w- Ben Watkins, 17- Tim Vance, 17B- David Breazeale, 18D- Daulton Wilson, 19R- Ryan Gustin, 22- Chris Ferguson, 24D- Michael Brown, 28- Dennis Erb Jr, 42- Doug Sanders,  44- Chris Madden, 57- Adam Yarbrough, 70- Jeff Smith, 76- Brandon Overton, 78- Thomas Robinson, 79- Ross Bailes, 88- Trent Ivey, 91- Dan Breuer 99- Boom Briggs, 421- Anthony Sanders

Qualifying Results: Drivers will be divided into two groups for qualifying, the results of which will set the lineups for the heat races.

Group A Results- 1. Ferguson(14.697), 2. Gustin, 3. D Wilson, 4. Watkins, 5. Strickler. 6. D Brown, 7. Bruening, 8. Breazeale

Group B Results- 1. Sheppard(14.868), 2. Overton, 3. Bailes, 4. Dixon, 5. Ivey, 6. M Brown, 7. Madden, 8. Robinson

Heat Race Results: There will be four heats with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature. The top-2 will go to the redraw.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Ferguson, 2. D Wilson, 3. Strickler, 4. Bruening, 5. Weiss, 6. Erb, 7. Yarbrough, 8. Vance

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Wilson, 2. Ferguson, 3. Strickler, 4. Bruening

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Gustin, 2. Watkins, 3. D Brown, 4. Breazeale, 5. J Smith, 6. Larson, 7. Briggs

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Watkins, 2. Gustin, 3. Breazeale, 4. D Brown

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. Bailes, 3. Ivey, 4. Madden, 5. Kirkpatrick, 6. A Sanders 7. D Sanders

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Sheppard, 2. Bailes, 3. Ivey, 4. Madden

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Dixon, 3. M Brown, 4. Robinson, 5. Breuer, 6. D Franklin, 7. G Smith

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. Dixon, 3. M Brown 4. Robinson

WoO Late Models Redraw Results:

1. Overton, 2. D Wilson, 3. Watkins, 4. Sheppard, 5. Ferguson, 6. Dixon, 7. Gustin, 8. Bailes

Last Chance Showdown Results: There will be one LCS with the top-6 transferring to the feature.

LCS Results- 1. Erb, 2. A Sanders, 3. Briggs, 4. Breuer, 5. Weiss, 6. D Franklin

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. D Wilson, 3. Watkins, 4. Sheppard, 5. Ferguson, 6. Dixon, 7. Gustin, 8. Bailes, 9. Strickler, 10. Ivey, 11. Breazeale, 12. M Brown, 13. Bruening, 14. Madden, 15. D Brown, 16. Robinson, 17. Erb, 18. A Sanders, 19. Briggs, 20. Breuer, 21. Weiss, 22. D Franklin

10:04- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $10,000.

10:08- Four wide!

10:10- Green flag!

Lap 13 caution for Briggs. Wilson leads Overton, Sheppard, Watkins, Ferguson, Gustin, Dixon, Bailes, Strickler, Ivey

Lap 28 caution for spin by Strickler. Overton made an outside pass on Wilson for the lead in traffic on lap 25. Sheppard, Ferguson and Gustin round out the top-5.

Sheppard and Ferguson had a great battle for second and kept Overton in their sights but Overton won the race to the checkered flag.

Ferguson jumped the cushion with two to go which allowed Wilson to take third.

Feature Results: 1. Overton, 2. Sheppard, 3. Wilson, 4. Ferguson, 5. Madden, 6. Gustin, 7. Watkins, 8. Bailes, 9. M Brown, 10. Ivey, 11. Dixon, 12. D Brown, 13. Bruening, 14. Erb, 15. Breazeale, 16. A Sanders, 17. Weiss, 18. Robinson, 19. D Franklin, 20. Breuer, 21. Larson, 22. Strickler, 23. D Sanders, 24. Briggs

Chris Madden will be looking to defend home turf in Gaffney

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