InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the opening night of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Winter Freeze IX at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, GA on Friday night, February 8, 2019. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
Classes in action: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series for $10,000-to-win(50 laps).
*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the WoO Late Models race.
**Cell service at Screven can be a little sketchy at Screven which could limit the live updates.
This is the opening weekend of the 2019 WoO Late Models season with two events to be held at Screven Motor Speedway.
Weather is expected to be mild with no chance for rain.
Mike Marlar was the 2018 WoO Late Models champion.
The drivers meeting is slated for 6:00pm with hot laps to follow soon afterwards.
5:30- Drivers meeting about to start.
6:10- Hot laps for all classes should begin soon.
6:35- WoO Late Model hot laps coming soon.
7:20- All hot laps have concluded.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: Brandon Sheppard looking to regain championship form in 2019 & Will this be the year for Chris Madden to win WoO title?
WoO Late Models
Car Count: 39 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Ryan Scott, 1- Brandon Sheppard, B1- Brent Larson, 1B- Brent Dixon, 1*- Chub Frank, 2- Brandon Overton, 2x- John Henderson, 3s- Brian Shirley, 6- Mike Marlar, 6- Blake Spencer, 7- Ricky Weiss, 7R- Ross Robinson, 7T- D.J. Troutman, j8- Jadon Frame, 8- Matthew Sponaugle, 9- Billy Moyer, Sr., c9- Steve Casebolt, 11B- Stacy Boles, 16- Tyler Bruening, 18- Chase Junghans, 22- G.R. Smith, 24D- Michael Brown, 25- Shane Clanton, 25H- Chuck Hummer, 27- Joe Denby, 28- Dennis Erb, Jr., 29- Darrell Lanigan, 36v- Kyle Hardy, 42- Cla Knight, 44- Chris Madden, 53- Ray Cook, 58- Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., 72- Michael Norris, 72- Jason Covert, 77- Brian Connor, 83- Scott James, 97- Cade Dillard, 99- Frank Heckenast, Jr., 99- Boom Briggs
Qualifying Results: There will be two groups for qualifying.
Group A Results- 1. Madden(14.399), 2. Overton, 3. Smith, 4. Frank, 5. Weiss
Group B Results- 1. Sheppard(14.348), 2. Clanton, 3. Junghans, 4. Lanigan, 5. Dillard
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature. Each heat race winner will go to a redraw to determine starting spots 1-4 for the feature. Each heat race second place finisher will draw for spots 5-8 in the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Smith, 3. Weiss, 4. Marlar, 5. Cook, 6. Casebolt, 7. Spencer, 8. Henderson, 9. Frame, 10. James
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Marlar, 3. Weiss, 4. Smith … Casebolt
*Madden led all the way. Marlar passed Weiss for second on lap 4.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Frank, 3. Moyer, 4. Heckenast, 5. Lloyd, 6. Robinson, 7. Larson, 8. Boles, 9. Scott, 10. Denby
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. Moyer, 3. Frank, 4. Lloyd
*Overton led all the way.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Sheppard, 2. Junghans, 3. Dillard, 4. Shirley, 5. Dixon, 6. Hardy, 7. Bruening, 8. Erb, 9. Brown, 10. Hummer
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Junghans, 2. Shirley, 3. Sheppard, 4. Dixon
*Junghans got the lead on the start. Shirley and Sheppard exchanged second on a mid-race restart.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Clanton, 2. Lanigan, 3. Covert, 4. Briggs, 5. Norris, 6. Cooper, 7. Knight, 8. Sponaugle, 9. Troutman
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Lanigan, 2. Covert, 3. Clanton, 4. Connor
*Lanigan led all the way with pretty intense racing behind him.
Last Chance Showdown Results: There will be two Last Chance Showdowns with the top-3 transferring to the feature.
LCS 1 Finish- 1. Casebolt, 2. James, 3. Robinson
LCS 2 Finish- 1. Hardy, 2. Bruening, 3. Erb
Feature Lineup- 1. Junghans, 2. Overton, 3. Lanigan, 4. Madden, 5. Shirley, 6. Marlar, 7. Moyer, 8. Covert, 9. Weiss, 10. Sheppard, 11. Frank, 12. Clanton, 13. Smith, 14. Dixon, 15. Lloyd, 16. Connor, 17. Casebolt, 18. Hardy, 19. James, 20. Bruening, 21. Robinson, 22. Erb
9:56- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $10,000.
9:58- Four wide!
10:00- Green flag!
Lap 1 caution. Wild racing as the top cars went four wide in turn 3. Madden bounced off the wall and fell back. Overton leads Junghans, Shirley, Lanigan, Marlar
Lap caution as James spins and Briggs drives underneath him. Overton leads Shirley, Junghans, Weiss, Lanigan Marlar, Sheppard, Madden, Moyer, Clanton
Taking some time to get the James and Briggs cars separated.
10:22- Back to green
Lap 4 caution as Marlar got sideways and several cars jammed up behind him. Overton leads Shirley, Lanigan, Weiss, Junghans, Sheppard, Madden, Clanton, Moyer
Lap 8 caution for spin by Smith. The racing is very intense. Overton leads a great battle between Shirley and Lanigan. Weiss is fourth and Madden has moved back up to fifth.
Lap 34 caution for Covert. Great racing. Overton leads Shirley, Lanigan, Madden, Sheppard
Caution on the restart as Casebolt, Moyer and Hardy tangle
Madden closed in traffic at the end but Overton held on.
Feature Finish: 1. Overton, 2. Madden, 3. Shirley, 4. Lanigan, 5. Junghans, 6. Sheppard, 7. Clanton, 8. Weiss
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