InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Scorcher at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday, September 4, 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 King of the Mountain Fall Classic with the Southern All-Star Dirt Racing Series competing for a $7,500-to-win purse and the Topless Outlaws Late Model Series racing for a $3,000-to-win purse on September 25, 2021.
Weather Forecast: Daytime high in the 80s 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: Crate vs Sportsman Challenge, Street Stock, FWD
Pre-race Notes: Brandon Sheppard leads the WoO Late Models standings over Chris Madden, Tyler Bruening, Dennis Erb Jr. and Ricky Weiss.
This is the third of a three-race weekend. Brandon Overton won at Cherokee Speedway on Thursday and Ben Watkins won at Lavonia Speedway on Friday.
6:30- Drivers meeting underway.
7:05- Hot laps underway.
Please consider also reading: Brandon Overton cashes another big check with WoO win at Cherokee & Ben Watkins scores biggest career win in WoO feature at Lavonia
Car Count: 27 cars
Drivers Here: 1- Brandon Sheppard, B1- Brent Larson, 1G- Ryan King, 1v- Vic Hill, 3- Austin Neely, N6- Blonde Bomber Mitchell, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 9- Dusty Carver, 16- Tyler Bruening, 17m- Dale McDowell, 19R- Ryan Gustin, 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 28- Dennis Erb Jr., 28- Jim Whisler, 34- Ellery Leake, 37- Drew Kennedy, 44- Chris Madden, 51- Mack McCarter, 52- Troy Eads, 57- Zack Mitchell, 71- Pierce McCarter, 79- Ross Bailes, 82- Eston Whisler, 83- Jensen Ford, 97- Michael Chilton, 99- Boom Briggs, 126- Kaede Loudy
Qualifying Results: 1. Bailes(12.533, 2. Madden, 3. Sheppard, 4. Chilton, 5. Weiss, 6. McDowell, 7. Hill, 8. Erb, 9. Knuckles, 10. Neely, 11. Gustin, 12. P McCarter
Heat Race Results: There will be three heat races with the top-6 from each transferring to the feature. The top-2 from each will go to the redraw.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Bailes, 2. Chilton, 3, Hill, 4. Neely, 5. Z Mitchell, 6. Bruening, 7. Larson, 8. E Whisler, 9. Eads
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Chilton, 3. Hill, 4. Mitchell, 5. Bruening, 6. Neely
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Weiss, 3. Erb, 4. Gustin, 5. M McCarter, 6. Briggs, 7. Carver, 8. J Whisler, 9. B B Mitchell
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Weiss, 3. Gustin, 4. Erb, 5. Briggs, 6. J Whisler
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. McDowell, 3. Knuckles, 4. P McCarter, 5. Ford, 6. King, 7. Leake, 8. Loudy, 9. Kennedy
Heat 3 Finish- 1. McDowell, 2. Sheppard, 3. Ford, 4. King, 5. Loudy, 6. Leake
Last Chance Showdown Results: There will be one LCS with the top-4 moving on to the feature.
LCS Finish- 1. Larson, 2. M McCarter, 3. Kennedy, 4. P McCarter
Feature Lineup- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Hill, 8. Gustin, 9. Ford, 10. Mitchell, 11. Erb, 12. King, 13. Bruening, 14. Briggs, 15. Loudy, 16. Neely, 17. J Whisler, 18. Leake, 19. Larson, 20. M McCarter, 21. Kennedy, 22. P McCarter
10:50- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $10,000.
10:55- Four wide!
10:58- Green flag!
Caution- Larson gets damage on the start.
McDowell penalized for jumping the start. Moved back one row
Contact between Weiss and Madden triggers a big crash on this attempt to start. Mitchell also gets heavy damage.
Madden got out of his car to confront Weiss. The cars of Madden and Weiss were stuck together which took a while to separate.
Lap 10 caution for spin by Knuckles. Sheppard leads Madden, Weiss, Chilton, Bailes, Gustin, McDowell, Erb
Lap 19 caution for the slowing car of McDowell. Sheppard leads the damaged cars of Madden and Weiss. Chilton and Bailes round out the top-5.
Lap 25 caution for Neely. Still Sheppard, Madden, Weiss, Chilton, Bailes, Erb, Bruening, Hill, King, Gustin.
Lap 33 caution for Hill. Sheppard leads Madden, Weiss, Chilton, Erb, Bruening.
Lap 34 caution for slowing Weiss. Sheppard leads Madden, Chilton, Erb, Bruening.
Lap 38 caution for Kennedy. Now Sheppard, Madden, Chilton, Bruening, Erb, Bailes, McDowell, King, M McCarter, P McCarter.
Feature Results: 1. Sheppard, 2. Madden, 3. Chilton, 4. Bruening, 5. Erb, 6. McDowell, 7. King, 8. M McCarter, 9. Briggs, 10. Weiss