Dirt Late Models

Hudson O’Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain

  10 hours ago     9 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Hudson O'Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal wrestled the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 30 and then cruised on to his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The Big Daddy 60 was the biggest paying single-day event in Smoky Mountain Speedway history with a first-place prize of $15,000 up for grabs. Ricky Weiss crossed the finish line in second, but he was several car lengths behind the winner. Weiss moved by…

View More

Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score

  11 hours ago     5 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Marlar Rockets to Cherokee Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS GAFFNEY, S.C. (June 14, 2019) - Mike Marlar ran away with the 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway. Marlar led flag-to-flag for his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. A terrific battle for the second spot took place between several drivers in the last five laps of the race. Davenport held Ross Bailes to secure the second spot finish at the checkers. Jimmy Owens came from the eighth starting position to finish in third. Completing the top…

View More

Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville

  3 days ago     635 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Bronson Banks $10,000 at Fayetteville Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) - Kyle Bronson battled to re-take the lead from Brandon Overton on lap 44 and then cruised to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Thursday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. With the win, Bronson becomes the tenth different winner this season on the tour. A healthy crowd was on hand for the Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - presented by GETSCO. Trailing Bronson and Overton across the finish line were Tyler Erb, Hudson O'Neal, and Jonathan…

View More

Keystone State’s Biggest Dirt Late Model Event Set for June 20-22 at Lernerville Speedway

  3 days ago     52 Views     Leave your thoughts  

CRUSHIN’ IT: Pennsylvania’s Michael Norris Aims to Build on Firecracker Glory Keystone State’s Biggest Dirt Late Model Event Set for June 20-22 at Lernerville Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com SARVER, PA – June 13, 2019 – The spoiler on the rear of his car reads “CRUSHER” in bold, block letters with his Rocket XR1 Chassis still donning the now-iconic black/red/yellow #72 color scheme. The young gun from Sarver, PA had always dreamt of standing atop a racecar in Lernerville Speedway’s Victory Lane since he was a child. And once upon a time, that dream got fulfilled.…

View More

Racing Returns to Georgetown Speedway Friday, June 29 with Sunoco Super Late Model ‘Clash for Cash’

  5 days ago     42 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Racing Returns to Georgetown Speedway Friday, June 29 with Sunoco Super Late Model ‘Clash for Cash’ Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Richard Jester & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – After what has felt like an eternity for First State fans, Georgetown Speedway finally returns to action on Friday, June 29. The top Sunoco Super Late Model drivers from the Mid-Atlantic Region descend on the Sussex County half-mile oval for the ‘Clash for Cash’ 30-lap feature paying a handsome $3,500 to win and $350 to take the green flag. No racing has taken place at Georgetown since an event…

View More

Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

  6 days ago     31 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Tripleheader Weekend Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (June 10, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action June 13th-15th for three action-packed events at three different venues, across three states. The weekend will ignite on Thursday, June 13th, with a visit to Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Thursday's Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial - Presented by GETSCO will be a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil Late Model…

View More

Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing’s First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora

  1 week ago     37 Views     Leave your thoughts  

A DREAM COME TRUE: Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing's First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 8, 2017 – After decades of coming to Eldora Speedway, after numerous Dirt Late Model Dream entries and no big trophy to show for it, Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis house team have finally put their car in Victory Lane, a winner of a crown jewel event at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track.” Brandon Sheppard continued his season of dominance behind the wheel of the Rocket1 Racing machine…

View More

Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora

  1 week ago     12 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 7, 2019 – Redemption seemed to be the theme of the Friday night portion of Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, GA, grabbed a feature win just one night after giving it away on the last lap, and Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, GA, dominated the competition in his feature event and went to Victory Lane for the first time in Dream action since his $100,000 win in the 2012 finale. Group A Competition…

View More

Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25

  1 week ago     25 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffROSSBURG, OH – June 6, 2019 – The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream started out with everything the Dirt Late Model world was hoping for on a Thursday night – clear skies, warm weather and a record car-count not seen in 7 years. The only thing left on the list was some incredible racing from the industry’s best competitors. And boy, did they ever deliver on that. 92 of the best DIRTcar Late Model drivers in the world packed the pit…

View More

Eight ‘Em Up: Sheppard Bags Win #8 of the Season

  2 weeks ago     55 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Eight 'Em Up: Sheppard Bags Win #8 of the SeasonSeries debut at Lancaster goes well for Sheppard and the locals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Justin WilsonNo other track the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has visited so far this year has been able to display the true rocket-like speed of the “Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard quite like Lancaster Motor Speedway did in its Series debut on Saturday night. Sheppard and his blazing speeds around this big half-mile in the Morton Buildings Feature propelled him to his eighth win of the season and 45th overall, granting…

View More

Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper

  2 weeks ago     42 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Marlar Shines in Magnolia 100 Lapper Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (June 1, 2019) - Mike Marlar charged from his fifth starting spot to win Saturday night's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel at Magnolia Motor Speedway. With the $15,000 victory, Marlar becomes the ninth different winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in 2019. The 41-year-old Tennessee veteran also became the first three-time winner of the annual Clash at the Mag. Tim McCreadie led the first three laps of the 100-lap main event until Marlar passed…

View More

Overton gets his second World of Outlaws win in the Series debut at Cochran Motor Speedway

  2 weeks ago     21 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Win Two for Number Two at CochranOverton gets his second World of Outlaws win in the Series debut at Cochran Motor Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Blake Harris COCHRAN, GA – May 31, 2019 – The first track debut of the season for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series went very well on Friday night. Warm weather, a great crowd, no threats of rain, a racy track surface… it just all seemed to come together. The same goes for home-state hero Brandon Overton, who picked up his second World of Outlaws win of the year…

View More

Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score

  2 weeks ago     26 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Davenport Charges to Magnolia Score Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 31, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie to win night two of Magnolia Motor Speedway's GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. For Davenport, it was his seventh Lucas Oil victory of the season. Davenport started from the pole and fought off early race challenges from fellow front-row starter, Mike Marlar. McCreadie passed Marlar on lap 11 for the second spot and valiantly tried to overhaul his fellow Longhorn Chassis driver in the waning laps of the race.…

View More

Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season

  2 weeks ago     58 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Richards Roars to First Lucas Oil Win of the Season Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS COLUMBUS, Miss. (May 30, 2019) - Josh Richards picked up his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday night a Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Clint Bowyer Racing pilot scored the win on night one of the GEICO Clash at the Mag - presented by Big River Steel. Richards made a clean sweep of the night's racing activities as he set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time, then won his heat race to earn the PFC Brakes…

View More

FIRECRACKER WEEKEND ON THE HORIZON; Lernerville gets set to host the 13th edition of this exciting event

  2 weeks ago     42 Views     Leave your thoughts  

FIRECRACKER WEEKEND ON THE HORIZONLernerville gets set to host the 13th edition of this exciting event Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.comLernerville Speedway. The full pit area. The charity kickball game. The fans, full of patriotism. The party and concert. And, of course, “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet.” It’s almost time for the Firecracker 100. Last year, Michael Norris and Chris Madden each picked up a preliminary feature victory before Madden scored a $30,000 payday in dominating fashion to claim his first Firecracker 100 championship. At the time, it was Smokey’s fourth win of the…

View More

Another Trip Down South; More tough local competition awaits the Outlaws at Cochran and Lancaster

  2 weeks ago     55 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Race Week at a Glance - Another Trip Down South More tough local competition awaits the Outlaws at Cochran and Lancaster Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.comCONCORD, NC - May 29, 2019 - The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series takes on the challenge of two tracks new to the tour this weekend, first on Friday, May 31, at Cochran Motor Speedway and then Saturday, June 1, at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Cochran fans are no strangers to Late Model racing, as the Georgia track is host to a Crate Late Model division regularly in addition to…

View More

Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation

  2 weeks ago     60 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway expands to two nights after Show-Me 100 cancellation Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, Ohio (May 28, 2019) - Officials with the Lucas Oil Speedway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the Lucas Oil MLRA have announced that the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals - presented by Super Clean will expand to two nights, July 13-14, with $15,000-to-win Late Model features both nights. Efforts to find suitable dates for all the involved series and keep the Show-Me 100 in its original three-day format were not able to be worked…

View More

LOGAN WAGNER CAPTURES SPRINT CAR WEIKERT MEMORIAL, MASON ZEIGLER AND RICK ECKERT CLAIM LATE MODEL PORTION

  2 weeks ago     38 Views     Leave your thoughts  

LOGAN WAGNER CAPTURES SPRINT CAR WEIKERT MEMORIAL, MASON ZEIGLER AND RICK ECKERT CLAIM LATE MODEL PORTIONDanny Dietrich and Eckert Claim the Bull Trophies As Top Drivers for Both Nights Story By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa- Logan Wagner felt like he let one get away from him. After leading 23 laps on night one of the Bob Weikert Memorial Saturday night, Wagner got passed by Danny Dietrich following a late restart and finished second. He could’ve wallowed and blamed the broken left rear shock that made his car hard to handle and he could’ve…

View More

Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag

  3 weeks ago     2269 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Lucas Oil Late Models Target Clash at the Mag Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 24, 2019) - One of the largest motorsports events in the Magnolia State continues to grow. Magnolia Motor Speedway is set to host a three-day weekend spectacular that offers over $110,000 in prize money. The GEICO Clash at the Mag - Presented by Big River Steel, set for May 30 - June 1 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will have full racing programs on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a 100-lap main event on Saturday, which pays…

View More

Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway

  4 weeks ago     58 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Davenport Strikes at 300 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS FARLEY, IOWA (May 17, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Friday night at 300 Raceway, leading all 50 laps and collecting $12,000 for the effort. Davenport survived a late-race charge from Tyler Erb to claim his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Devin Moran trailed Davenport and Erb to the finish line, passing Josh Richards on the final lap to take third. Richards came home fourth, followed by Tim McCreadie who crossed the finish…

View More

Hudson O’Neal Rules 34 Raceway

  1 month ago     1195 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Hudson O'Neal Rules 34 Raceway Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA (May 16, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal passed Jonathan Davenport on lap 48 and went on to score his second win of the season on Thursday night at 34 Raceway. O'Neal battled with his father Don for several laps after the 18-year-old charged from the 10th starting position. Then, a single file restart with three laps to go saw O'Neal pass Davenport to score a one-two finish for Longhorn Chassis. Hudson O'Neal's fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came over Davenport, Josh…

View More

Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader

  1 month ago     82 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Lucas Oil Late Models Gear Up for Tripleheader Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BATAVIA, OHIO (May 13, 2019) - A busy weekend awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with events in Iowa and Minnesota, on three consecutive nights, beginning Thursday. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time since 2010, on Thursday, May 16. The TruAcre 50 will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Stock Cars and Mini Haulers will serve as support…

View More

Outlaws ready to take on two challenging 3/8-mile tracks

  1 month ago     114 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Outlaws ready to take on two challenging 3/8-mile tracks Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – May 6, 2019 – Kicking off the third weekend of May, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series marches into the Buckeye State for back-to-back shows at Muskingum County Speedway on Friday, May 17, and Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 18. It will be a bit of a configuration change for the Outlaws, as they’ll get back to 3/8-mile racing on both days — a setup that has seen two different winners so far this year. Brandon…

View More

Bailes Beats the Outlaws at Cherokee

  1 month ago     81 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Bailes Beats the Outlaws at Cherokee Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Blake HarrisGAFFNEY, SC – May 3, 2019 – Eleven races into 2019 and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has their first first-time winner of the season. Ross Bailes picked up the win and beat the Outlaws in front of his home-state crowd on Friday night at the Cherokee Speedway. Brandon Sheppard yet again scored another second-place finish, after starting fifth and chasing Bailes throughout the latter part of the race. Don O’Neal had a solid showing as well, coming from ninth and climbing to…

View More

Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models

  1 month ago     98 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Tennessee and Kentucky Stops Next for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 30, 2019) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revving up for events at Tazewell Speedway and Florence Speedway this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Both blockbuster events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tazewell Speedway, widely known for its high-banks and lightning fast speeds, produces thrilling, edge of your seat racing action,…

View More

Outlaw Crew Members Weigh-in on Modern Race Communications

  1 month ago     131 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Outlaw Crew Members Weigh-in on Modern Race Communications Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMsCONCORD, NC — Race communication. It’s a debate topic as old as in-car radios themselves. Some forms of auto racing have long permitted the use of two-way radio communication between driver and crew. In the past, NASCAR has even gone so far as experimenting with driver-to-driver radio communication. But when it comes to the World of Outlaws and many other forms of grassroots auto racing, almost all teams and drivers agree: it’s best to just keep things simple. Simple — meaning only limited forms of driver-to-crew communication are permitted,…

View More

25th Anniversary Season For The Sunoco American Late Model Series Begins April 26-27

  1 month ago     105 Views     Leave your thoughts  

25th Anniversary Season For The Sunoco American Late Model Series Begins April 26-27 I-96 Speedway to open the 2019 campaign followed by Eldora Speedway Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar CONCORD, NC — Apr. 11, 2019 — The Sunoco American Late Model Series will hit a milestone with the 2019 racing season. The Grayville, IL based series will celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout the calendar year beginning on Friday-Saturday, April 26-27. The DIRTcar Late Model cars and stars of the longest running tour in the Great Lakes region of the United States will kick off their season starting at I-96 Speedway (MI)…

View More

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway

  2 months ago     99 Views     Leave your thoughts  

$20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth Set for This Saturday April 20 at Virginia Motor Speedway Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Jamaica, VA – In a matter of days some of the region’s top dirt late model talent will converge on Virginia Motor Speedway for one of the year’s biggest events, the $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth. Saturday April 20th Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host the largest short track event in the State of Virginia. That means some of the best dirt late model drivers on the East Coast will be making the trip…

View More

Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown

  2 months ago     104 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Davenport Becomes First Repeat Winner at Hagerstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. Heading into tonight's event at the Dirt Capitol, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Davenport now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall. Brandon Sheppard roared…

View More

World of Outlaws Racers Trying to Keep Pace With Sheppard’s Torrid Run

  2 months ago     76 Views     Leave your thoughts  

World of Outlaws Racers Trying to Keep Pace With Sheppard's Torrid Run Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Josh James/WoOLMs GAFFNEY, SC — April 12, 2019 — After a thrilling two-day Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series enters a challenging stretch of the season with back-to-back races on Friday, May 3, at Cherokee Speedway and Saturday, May 4, at Lavonia Speedway. Riding his incredible wave of success out of Illinois, 2017 Series Champion Brandon Sheppard aims to keep the pressure building on his competitors as the now-three-time Illini 100 champion heads…

View More

Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic

  2 months ago     116 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Owens Recovers for Lucas Oil Win at Atomic Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (April 11, 2019) - Jimmy Owens recovered from mechanical issues early on Thursday night to win the 5th Annual Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway. The three-time National Champion led all 50 laps of the event for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens broke a fan blade in hot laps, which relegated him to his back-up car. His backup entry proved to be the best of the night as he dominated the main event. Brandon…

View More

Rocket 1 Racing Scores Again, Marking Their 4th-Straight Illini 100 Title

  2 months ago     92 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Rocket 1 Racing Scores Again, Marking Their 4th-Straight Illini 100 Title Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Jim DenHamer & Rick NeffFARMER CITY, IL – April 6, 2019 – They say home-field advantage really does make a difference. Rocket1 Racing pilot Brandon Sheppard made quite a backing to that statement on Saturday night, as he played his cards perfectly through the 75-lap Morton Buildings Feature to win the 12th annual Illini 100 presented by Douglas Dodge. Menomonie, WI-native Jimmy Mars had a very strong run inside the top-10 all night, fending off Scott James and Bobby Pierce in the closing…

View More

Davenport Rules North Georgia

  2 months ago     83 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Davenport Rules North Georgia Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS CHATSWORTH, GA (April 6, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to North Georgia Speedway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday night. Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season. Davenport took control on lap 20 by darting under race leader David Payne. Davenport then led the rest of the way for a convincing victory in front of his home-state crowd. With the win, Davenport maintains his championship point lead. Payne set the Miller Welders Overall Fast…

View More

Pt. 1 of the 2019 Illini 100 Goes to Shirley

  2 months ago     82 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Pt. 1 of the 2019 Illini 100 Goes to Shirley, while the rest of the field prepares for Saturday's 75-lapper Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Rick Neff/WoOLMsFARMER CITY, IL – April 5, 2019 – Team Illinois was firing on all cylinders on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway, as Chatham-native Brian Shirley bested the man from New Berlin, Brandon Sheppard, in an exciting 25-lap battle for $6,000. This marked Shirley’s sixth career win with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, as part of the 12th annual Illini 100 presented by Douglas Dodge. Chris Madden earned his…

View More

Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory

  2 months ago     83 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Bailes Rolls to First Lucas Oil Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS SEYMOUR, TENN (April 5, 2019) - Ross Bailes rolled to his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps of "Tennessee's Action Track 50" en route to one of the biggest wins of his career. Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the…

View More

Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models

  2 months ago     103 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Doubleheader Weekend on Tap for Lucas Oil Late Models Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photo By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (April 1, 2019) - The elite teams of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend. A doubleheader of racing action in Tennessee and Georgia is on tap with Friday's event at 411 Motor Speedway, followed by an event on Saturday at North Georgia Speedway. Both events will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first ever visit…

View More

Illinois Racers Aiming to Strike at Illini 100, April 5-6 at Farmer City Raceway

  2 months ago     109 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Illinois Racers Aiming to Strike at Illini 100, April 5-6 at Farmer City Raceway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.comFARMER CITY, IL — After a thrilling double-header showdown in Tennessee, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series makes a quick turnaround for one of the biggest races on its schedule — the 12th annual Illini 100 presented by Douglas Dodge at Farmer City Raceway. Brian Shirley and Brandon Sheppard were the last two drivers to taste victory with the World of Outlaws at the famed quarter-mile, marking the first time in event history where both races…

View More

Jimmy Owens Beats the Outlaws in Front of a Packed Home-State Crowd

  2 months ago     94 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Jimmy Owens Beats the Outlaws in Front of a Packed Home-State Crowd Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenhamerMARYVILLE, TN — March 23, 2019 — Series Announcer Rick Eshelman called his name for the redraw, and the packed grandstands on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway emitted the loudest roar of applause heard at the track in a long time. Jimmy Owens was most definitely among the core of his large home-state Tennessee fanbase, and he cashed in big, winning the 13th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature of his career and first since June 2…

View More

“The Rocket Shepp” Shows Prowess Again at Duck River

  2 months ago     91 Views     Leave your thoughts  

"The Rocket Shepp" Shows Prowess Again at Duck River Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim Denhamer LEWISBURG, TN — March 22, 2019 — “The Rocket Shepp” has done it yet again. Brandon Sheppard won his 42nd Feature all-time and fifth in-a-row with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Friday night at Duck River Raceway Park, holding off the rejuvenated Chase Junghans and invader Tanner English to the checkered flag. As has been the case on Sheppard’s ongoing quest of the Series’ all-time consecutive-win record, he was strong right out of the trailer. He captured Drydene Heat…

View More

Sheppard Takes Aim at Historic Streak This Weekend in Tennessee

  2 months ago     108 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Sheppard Takes Aim at Historic Streak This Weekend in Tennessee Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — May 21, 2019 — Only six drivers in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series history have ever managed to put together a consecutive win streak of four or more. After winning four consecutive races at Volusia Speedway Park in February, “The Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard will go for five-in-a-row Friday night at Duck River Raceway Park and, if victorious, attempt to make it six on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. For a bit of a history…

View More

Crew Members Are Unsung Heroes of World of Outlaws Lifestyle

  2 months ago     120 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Crew Members Are Unsung Heroes of World of Outlaws Lifestyle Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - March 19, 2019 - Life on the road with a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series race team is always challenging. Very rarely do drivers ever race at a track near their shop, house or hometown. This weekend, teams from all over the Midwest and East Coast will converge on Tennessee for Friday’s event at Duck River Raceway Park and Saturday’s race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Chase Junghans, his crew chief Corey Richman and the rest of…

View More

Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown

  3 months ago     110 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (March 16, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard denied Devin Moran his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway.  By doing so, Sheppard scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season with his first career win at the historic Brownstown Speedway. Sheppard becomes the fifth different winner on the tour this season after holding off a late-race charge from Devin Moran for the win. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Hudson O'Neal and Tyler…

View More

Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th

  3 months ago     124 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Lucas Late Models Return to Action March 15th-16th Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 11, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to action this weekend, as the nation's elite dirt late model drivers make their annual trek to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind.Both events are expected to attract a powerful field of entries as drivers battle in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Friday's event at Atomic Speedway, the…

View More

Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase

  3 months ago     1571 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Eibach to Sponsor Rookie of the Year Chase Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BATAVIA, OHIO (March 7, 2019) - Eibach, a maker of the finest performance springs and suspension products in the world, has announced a major expansion of its partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series beginning in 2019. "We've enjoyed our great partnership with Eibach for ten years," said Rick Schwallie, Series Director. "It's because of dedicated partners like Eibach that we're able to bring some of the most exciting motorsports events to race fans across the country." Eibach has become the title…

View More

Sheppard Swept Volusia, But Can He Make it 5-in-a-row at The Duck?

  3 months ago     119 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Sheppard Swept Volusia, But Can He Make it 5-in-a-row at The Duck? Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacerGuide.comLEWISBURG, TN – February 28, 2019 – When the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returns to Duck River Raceway Park on Friday, March 8, it will mark the fifth time in series history “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” have gone to battle on the quarter-mile clay oval. There have been four different winners in the previous four appearances, with Volunteer State native Mike Marlar becoming the first driver from Tennessee to win an Outlaw race…

View More

Can Jimmy Owens Top Outlaws at Newly Reconfigured Smoky Mountain Speedway?

  3 months ago     139 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Can Jimmy Owens Top Outlaws at Newly Reconfigured Smoky Mountain Speedway? Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MARYVILLE, TN – Feb. 27, 2019 – The results of a major improvement project at Smoky Mountain Speedway will greet fans and racers on Saturday, March 9, and everybody from track ownership to local hero Jimmy Owens is excited to see what happens when the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series rolls into town. As part of a two-day, double-header weekend in Tennessee, the Outlaws will make their return to Smoky Mountain for the sixth annual…

View More

“The Rocket Shepp” Wins His First Big Gator, Sweeps Outlaws Competition in The Sunshine State

  3 months ago     133 Views     Leave your thoughts  

"The Rocket Shepp" Wins His First Big Gator, Sweeps Outlaws Competition in The Sunshine State Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 16, 2019 – A Big Gator trophy and its family of four are heading back to Rocket Chassis in West Virginia as Brandon Sheppard pulled off the unthinkable on Saturday night, winning the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals Late Model championship by completing the four-race sweep of all World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series events at Volusia Speedway Park. With these victories, Sheppard now holds a DIRTcar Nationals Late Model record as the…

View More

Sheppard Gets the Hat Trick at Volusia

  3 months ago     133 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The 2017 Series Champion is Off to a Terrific Start in 2019, as He Eyes the Big Gator Trophy on Saturday Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 15, 2019 — Fast fact: the last four World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races held at the Volusia Speedway Park as part of the DIRTcar Nationals have now been won by the same driver in the same car. “The Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard put on yet another powerful display of motor and muscle on Friday night, as he led 41 of 50 laps en…

View More

Sheppard Shines as He Rockets to DIRTcar Nationals Victory at Volusia

  4 months ago     623 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Sheppard Shines as He Rockets to DIRTcar Nationals Victory at Volusia Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 13, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard was the third different winner in three races to start the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season, and he dominated on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. While “The Rocket Shepp” was in control, a wild race waged behind him. Don O’Neal had fallen as far as 16th before he hooked up and charged all the way to second while former DIRTcar Nationals champion Josh…

View More

Marlar Battles Back on the Topside to Win Late Model Feature No. 1

  4 months ago     147 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Marlar Battles Back on the Topside to Win Late Model Feature No. 1 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 11, 2019 – How many drivers can say they won in their third night out with a team that hasn’t raced in two seasons? 2018 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Champion Mike Marlar can now, as he, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist (18th to 3rd) put on an amazing display of passing and battling through 30 laps that saw Marlar come out on top for his first-ever victory at Volusia…

View More