Live Updates: WoO Late Models at Smoky Mountain(3-7-20)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Tennessee Tip-Off World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday evening, March 7, 2020. 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 there will be the “Rockin’ With the Stars” Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series race on April 24, 2020.

Classes in action: WoO Late Models for $12,000-to-win as well as Limited Late Models and Sportsman Late Models. 

*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the Super Late Model race.

General Information:

Weather is expected to be cool with no chance for rain.

The drivers meeting is slated for 4:45pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

The WoO Late Models have already contested eight features so far in 2020 at Vado(NM) Speedway Park, Volusia Speedway Park and Duck River Raceway Park.

Josh Richards won the WoO feature on Friday night at Duck River.

Brandon Sheppard was the 2019 WoO Late Models champion.

Brandon Sheppard leads the current WoO Late Models standings ahead of Ricky Weiss, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden and Scott Bloomquist.

Jimmy Owens won this race last year.

4:45- Drivers meeting underway.

5:15- Hot laps for all classes underway.

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: Josh Richards scores WoO Late Models win at Duck River

Click on the play button below to hear our pre-race interview with Dale McDowell. 

Live Updates:

World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Car Count: 34 cars

Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 0M- Chris Madden, 1- Brandon Sheppard, B1- Brent Larson, 1G- Ryan King, 2- Pearson Lee Williams, 4- Kody Evans, 4T- Tommy Kerr, c5- David Crabtree, 6- Blake Spencer, 6jr- Parker Martin, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 12- Ashton Winger, 14- Josh Richards, 17M- Dale McDowell, 18- Chase Junghans, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 21- Robby Moses, 22- Chris Ferguson, 23- Cory Hedgecock, j27- Jay Scott, 28- Dennis Erb Jr., 29- Darrell Lanigan, 31- Tyler Millwood, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 57- Mike Marlar, 66- Matt Cosner, 76- Brandon Overton, 97- Bobby Giffin, 97- Cade Dillard, 97- Michael Chilton, 99- Boom Briggs

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

Group A Results- 1. Chilton (16.058), 2. Marlar, 3. Sheppard, 4. Buckingham, 5. Dillard, 6. Hedgecock, 7. Weiss, 8. Overton

Group B Results- 1. Richards (15.839), 2. Madden, 3. Lanigan, 4. Williams, 5. Bloomquist, 6. McIntosh, 7. Junghans, 8. Ferguson

Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature. The top-2 from each heat will go to the WoO Late Models Redraw.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Chilton, 2. Sheppard, 3. Dillard, 4. Weiss, 5. Owens, 6. Knuckles, 7. Moses, 8. Larson, 9. Spencer

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Sheppard, 2. Weiss, 3. Dillard, 4. Owens … Knuckles, Larson

*Sheppard led all the way. Chilton retired from the race following contact with Weiss.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Marlar, 2. Buckingham, 3. Hedgecock, 4. Overton, 5. Cosner, 6. King, 7. Evans, 8. Martin

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Marlar, 2. Buckingham, 3. Hedgecock, 4. Overton … Cosner, King

*Marlar won by a straightaway.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Richards, 2. Lanigan, 3. Bloomquist, 4. Junghans, 5. McDowell, 6. Briggs, 7. Winger, 8. Erb, 9. Scott

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Lanigan, 2. Junghans, 3. Richards, 4. Bloomquist … Winger, Erb

*Lanigan took the lead on the start and stayed out front all the way.

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Williams, 3. McIntosh, 4. Ferguson, 5. Zeigler, 6. Crabtree, 7. Kerr, 8. Millwood

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Williams, 3. McIntosh, 4. Ferguson … Zeigler, Crabtree

Madden was domiant.

Last Chance Showdown Results: There will be two LCS races with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature.

LCS 1 Finish- 1. Knuckles, 2. King, 3. Chilton

LCS 2 Finish- 1.Mason Zeigler, 2. Ashton Winger, 3. Dale McDowell

WoO Late Models Redraw Results: 1. Sheppard, 2. Madden, 3. Marlar, 4. Lanigan, 5. Williams, 6. Junghans, 7. Buckingham, 8. Weiss

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. Madden, 3. Marlar, 4. Lanigan, 5. Williams, 6. Junghans, 7. Buckingham, 8. Weiss, 9. Dillard, 10. Richards, 11. Hedgecock, 12. McIntosh, 13. Owens, 14. Bloomquist, 15. Overton, 16. Ferguson, 17. Knuckles, 18. Zeigler, 19. King, 20. Winger, 21. Chilton, 22. McDowell, 23. Erb, 24. Briggs, 25. Cosner, 26. Evans, 27. Larson, 28. Spencer

8:47- Feature rolling out. 60 laps for $12,000.

8:54- Four wide!

8:57- Green flag!

Lap 8 caution for Overton stopped on track. Madden leads Sheppard, Marlar, Lanigan, Williams, Richards, Weiss, Junghans.

Lap 18 caution for Williams stopped on track. Madden leads Marlar, Weiss, Lanigan, Sheppard, Richards, Junghans, Dillard.

Lap 21 caution for Dillard. Madden leads Weiss, Marlar, Sheppard, Richards, McIntosh, Junghans Hedgecock. 4th running Lanigan pulled off with mechanical trouble on lap 20.

Lap 25 caution. Lead car Madden slows suddenly with engine trouble. Weiss now leads Marlar, Richards, Sheppard, McIntosh

Lap 27- Marlar puts slide job on Weiss for the lead.

Lap 40- Marlar leads Weiss, Richards, Sheppard, McIntosh.

Lap 50- Weiss passes Marlar for the lead.

Lap 54 caution for Winger. Weiss leads Marlar, Richards, Sheppard, McIntosh, McDowell, Owens, Junghans, Hedgecock, Ferguson.

Lap 55 caution for Larson. Marlar was making a run on Weiss on the outside but Weiss holds the lead.

Marlar threw a huge slider on lap 57 then held off a challenge from Weiss to hod the lead.

Feature Results: 1. Marlar, 2.Weiss, 3. Richards, 4. Sheppard, 5. McIntosh, 6. Zeigler, 7. McDowell, 8. Owens, 9. Junghans, 10. Hedgecock, 11. Ferguson, 12. Erb, 13. King, 14. Knuckles, 15. Winger, 16. Bloomquist, 17. Buckingham, 18. Cosner, 19. Larson, 20. Briggs

Jimmy Owens won this race in 2019

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