Live Updates: WoO Late Models at Smoky Mountain(3-23-19)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the ‘Tennessee Tip-off’ World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday evening, March 23, 2019. 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 coming to SMS will be the Smoky Mountain Spring Showdown Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals on April 13, 2019.

Classes in action: World of Outlaws Late Model Series for $12,000-to-win(60 laps). There will also be racing in the Kajun Mini-Stocks and Limited Late Model classes.

*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the WoO Late Models race.

General Information:

The drivers meeting is slated for 5:30pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

Weather is expected to be partly cloudy and warm.

Brandon Sheppard leads the WoO Late Models standings and has won five consecutive series features.

Smoky Mountain Speedway hosted two WoO Late Models races in 2018 with Chris Madden and Dale McDowell collecting wins.

6:05- Drivers meeting has concluded. Hot laps will begin soon.

6:30- Hot laps for all classes are underway.

Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, Brian Shirley, Darrell Lanigan and Brandon Overton were fastest in hot laps.

Tonight’s race has drawn the largest crowd in the history of Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Photos: I often post photos and/or short videos on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account and my @RichardAllenIDR Instagram account if you would like to take a look.

Please also consider reading: Brandon Sheppard earns historic WoO Late Models win at Duck River & Scott Bloomquist’s condition updated; Back home in Tennessee

Live Updates:

World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Car Count: 33 cars

Drivers Here: 00- Dalton Polston, 1- Brandon Sheppard, B1- Brent Larson, 1G- Ryan King, 1M- Devin Moran, 1v- Vic Hill, 2- Brandon Overton, 3s- Brian Shirley, 4T- Tommy Kerr, 5- Don O’Neal, 6- Blake Spencer, 7- Ricky Weiss, 9- Cory Hedgecock, 14- Josh Richards, 16- Tyler Bruening, 18- Chase Junghans, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 25- Shane Clanton, 28- Dennis Erb, Jr., 29- Darrell Lanigan, 29H- Christian Hanger, 36v- Kyle Hardy, 44- Chris Madden, 49- Jonathan Davenport, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 97- Michael Chilton, 97- Cade Dillard, 99B- Boom Briggs, 101- Forrest Trent, 157- Mike Marlar, 215- Patrick Duggan

Qualifying Results: The field will be divided into two qualifying groups.

Group A Results- 1. Vic Hill(17.125), 2. Sheppard, 3. Lanigan, 4. Richards, 5. Weiss, 6. Buckingham

Group B Results- 1. Jonathan Davenport (16.954), 2. Madden, 3. Owens, 4. Junghans, 5. Marlar, 6. O’Neal

Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature. The winner of each heat will redraw for feature starting positions 1-4 while each second place finisher will redraw for feature starting spots 5-8.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Hill, 2. Lanigan, 3. Weiss, 4. Shirley, 5. Clanton, 6. King, 7. Dillard, 8. Moses, 9. Spencer

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Lanigan, 2. Hill, 3. Weiss, 4. Shirley … Dillard, Clanton, King, Moses, Spencer

*Lanigan took the lead on the start and led all the way. Caution on lap 1 for Moses and Spencer.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. Richards, 3. Buckingham, 4. Overton, 5. Bruening, 6. Hardy, 7. Hedgecock, 8. Knuckles

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Sheppard, 2. Buckingham, 3. Overton, 4. Richards … Hedgecock, Bruening, Hardy, Knuckles

*Sheppard dominated. Caution on the initial start for Bruening. Under the caution track officials checked on Overton who was apparently hit by a piece of debris but he was able to continue.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Davenport, 2. Owens, 3. Marlar, 4. Kerr, 5. Larson, 6. Briggs, 7. Trent, 8. Polston

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. Marlar, 3. Davenport, 4. Larson … Kerr, Polston, Briggs, Trent

*Owens and Marlar got by Davenport on the start and ran 1-2 all the way.

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Junghans, 3. O’Neal, 4. Moran, 5. Erb, 6. Chilton, 7. Duggan, 8. Hangar

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Moran, 2. Madden, 3. Junghans, 4. O’Neal … Chilton, Erb, Hangar, Duggan

*Moran led all the way but Madden stayed right in his tire tracks.

Redraw Results- 1. Sheppard, 2. Owens, 3. Moran, 4. Lanigan, 5. Marlar, 6. Madden, 7. Hill, 8. Buckingham

B-main Results: There will be two last chance races with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature.

B-main 1 Finish- 1. Hedgecock, 2. Clanton, 3. Dillard

B-main 2 Finish- 1. Kerr, 2. Erb, 3. Chilton

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup-  1. Sheppard, 2. Owens, 3. Moran, 4. Lanigan, 5. Marlar, 6. Madden, 7. Hill, 8. Buckingham, 9. Weiss, 10. Davenport, 11. Overton, 12. Junghans, 13. Shirley, 14. Larson, 15. Richards, 16. O’Neal, 17. Hedgecock, 18. Kerr, 19. Clanton, 20. Erb, 21. Dillard, 22. Chilton

10:20- Feature will roll out after a little track work.

Lost cell reception during the feature.

Owens led all the way but Sheppard constantly pressured him.

More information will be available in the post-race write-up.

Feature Results: 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Sheppard, 3. Weiss, 4. Lanigan, 5. Madden, 6. Davenport, 7. Marlar, 8. O’Neal, 9. Clanton, 10. Buckingham, 11. Overton, 12. Junghans

Brandon Overton will be among the competitors at SMS

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