Live Updates: WoO Late Models at The Dirt Track(11-8-19) in conjunction with will be providing live updates from the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned Can-Am World Finals event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday evening, November 8, 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 2019 season has concluded at SMS but schedule information for next year will be released in the coming weeks.

Classes in action: World of Outlaws Late Model Series for $12,000-to-win(50 laps) as well as Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

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

General Information:

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

Opening ceremonies are set for 3:45 with racing to follow soon afterwards.

Brandon Sheppard has already clinched the WoO Late Models championship.

Chase Junghans, Darrell Lanigan, Shane Clanton and Ricky Weiss are involved in a very close battle for positions 2-5 in the standings.

2:45- Drivers meeting underway.

4:30- Big-Block Modified heats have concluded. WoO Late Models are up next.

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: Who has the most to gain at the World Finals?

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Lat Models and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds in a Three Division Four Wide Salute!

World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Car Count: 69 cars

Qualifying Results:

Group A Results- 1. Josh Richards(14.805), 2. Ross Bailes, 3. Chris Madden, 4. Logan Roberson, 5. Cade Dillard, 6. Ryan King, 7. Chris Ferguson, 8. John Blankenship, 9. Dale McDowell, 10. Brandon Sheppard, 11. Trent Ivey, 12. Darrell Lanigan

Group B Results- 1. Jonathan Davenport(14.843), 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Steven Roberts, 4. Kyle Hardy, 5. Shane Clanton, 6. Ross Robinson, 7. Don O’Neal, 8. Dustin Mitchell, 9. Jimmy Owens, 10. Dennis Erb, Jr., 11. Joey Coulter, 12. Brian Birkhofer

Heat Race Results: There will be six heat races with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature. The winner of each heat race will go to the WoO Late Model redraw to set the starting lineup for the first three rows in the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Josh Richards, 2. Logan Roberson, 3. Chris Ferguson, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Matt Sponaugle, 6. Joey Moriarity, 7. Corey Gordon, 8. Chase Junghans, 9. Brent Larson, 10. Robby Hensley, 11. Benji Hicks, 12. Dale Hollidge

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Richards, 2. Ferguson, 3. Sheppard … Roberson, Sponaugle

*Richards dominated.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Ross Bailes, 2. Cade Dillard, 3. John Blankenship, 4. Trent Ivey, 5. Colton Horner, 6. Tim McCreadie, 7. Colton Flinner, 8. Brandon Hightower, 9. Anthony Sander, 10. Blake Spencer, 11. Tyler Horst, 12. Ashton Winger

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Dillard, 3. Blankenship … McCreadie, Ivey

*Things got a little physical between Bailes and Dillard in the early laps before Bailes assumed the lead.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Chris Madden, 2. Ryan King, 3. Dale McDowell, 4. Darrell Lanigan, 5. Ricky Weiss, 6. Daulton Wilson, 7. Bryan Bernheisel, 8. Jason Covert, 9. Tyler Erb, 10. Brandon Overton, 11. Boom Briggs

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Lanigan, 3. King … McDowell

*Madden dominated

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Kyle Hardy, 3. Don O’Neal, 4. Dennis Erb, Jr., 5. Rick Eckert, 6. Max Blair, 7. Forrest Trent, 8. Kyle Strickler, 9. Dan Stone, 10. Matt Cosner, 11. Tyler Dietz, 12. Chris Nash

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Davenport, 2. Hardy, 3. D O’Neal

*Davenport built a big lead early and sailed to the win.

Heat 5 Lineup- 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Dustin Mitchell, 4. Joey Coulter, 5. Kody Evans, 6. Cla Knight, 7. GR Smith, 8. Austin Holcombe, 9. Hudson O’Neal, 10. Jeremy Conway, 11. Freddie Carpenter

Heat 5 Finish- 1. Bloomquist, 2. Clanton, 3. Coulter … Evans, H O’Neal

*Bloomquist led all the way but Clanton kept pace.

Heat 6 Lineup- 1. Steven Roberts, 2. Ross Robinson, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Brian Birkhofer, 5. Mike Marlar, 6. Christian Thomas, 7. Stacy Boles, 8. Nick Boles, 9. Mike Lupfor, 10. Nick Hoffman, 11. Michael Brown

Heat 6 Finish- 1. Roberts, 2. Owens, 3. Birkhofer

*Roberts and Owens were close all the way.

WoO Late Models Redraw Results: 1. Davenport,  2. Bloomquist,  3. Richards,  4. Madden,  5. Bailes,  6. Roberts

Last Chance Showdown Results: There will be three LCS races with the top-2 from each transferring to the feature.

LCS 1- 1. McCreadie 2. Junghans

LCS 2- 1. Weiss, 2. McDowell

LCS 3- 1. H O’Neal, 2. Marlar

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup-  1. Davenport,  2. Bloomquist, 3. Richards, 4. Madden,  5. Bailes,  6. Roberts, 7. Ferguson, 8. Hardy, 9. Dillard, 10. Clanton, 11. Lanigan, 12. Owens, 13. Sheppard, 14. D O’Neal, 15. Blankenship, 16. Coulter, 17. King, 18. Birkhofer, 19. McCreadie, 20. Weiss, 21. H O’Neal, 22. Junghans, 23. McDowell, 24. Marlar

8:30- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $12,000.

8:37- Four wide!

8:39- Green flag!

Lap 7 caution for Briggs. Davenport leads Madden, Bloomquist, Richards and Ferguson.

Lap 8 caution for spin involving Lanigan and Larson. Still Davenport leading Madden, Bloomquist, Ferguson, Richards.

Bloomquist gets by Madden for second on the lap 8 restart. Davenport continues to lead.

Lap 21- Leaders in traffic. Madden gets around Bloomquist for second and is right on Davenport.

Laps 29- Madden making a bid for the lead.

Lap 31 caution. Davenport leads Madden, Bloomquist, Ferguson, Dillard, Clanton, Sheppard, Richards, Hardy, D O’Neal.

Madden takes the lead on the lap 31 restart.

Lap 36- Madden is pulling away from a tight battle between Davenport and Bloomquist.

Lap 44- Davenport and Bloomquist close back in as Madden hits slower traffic

Madden was able to get through the slower traffic without incident. Bloomquist got by Davenport late in the race.

Feature Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Davenport, 4. Ferguson, 5. Dillard, 6. Sheppard, 7. Clanton, 8. Richards, 9. Hardy, 10. D O’Neal, 11. Roberts, 12. H O’Neal

Josh Richards was the overall fast qualifier for Friday racing action

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