World of Outlaw Late Models

ZEIGLER WINS AFTER INTENSE BATTLE WITH WEISS

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DUEL AT THE SPEED PALACE: ZEIGLER WINS AFTER INTENSE BATTLE WITH WEISS Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff PORT ROYAL, PA – Aug. 17, 2018 – With less than five laps to go, Mason Zeigler was running second and burning to make a move for the lead. He and Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ricky Weiss battled it out for over 25 laps around the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. Their back-and-forth fight for the lead culminated with a side-by-side drive into turn one with three laps remaining of the 40 scheduled. One of them was going…

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SWEET SIXTEEN: SHEPPARD DOMINATES IN HOMECOMING VISIT TO WILLIAMS GROVE

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SWEET SIXTEEN: SHEPPARD DOMINATES IN HOMECOMING VISIT TO WILLIAMS GROVE Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Gary Shrey MECHANICSBURG, PA – Aug. 16, 2019 – A sweet song of redemption rang through the Rocket 1 Racing pit area on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 warriors have dominated the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series this season, but the tour’s last race on a half-mile track went to two-time DIRTcar Nationals champion Shane Clanton at Shawano Speedway. Flash forward to Friday night and Sheppard got his revenge in the Series’ historic homecoming to…

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory

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Madden Continues Hot Streak with Batesville Victory Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS LOCUST GROVE, Ark. (August 15, 2019) - Chris Madden continued his recent hot streak by winning Thursday night's opener at Batesville Motor Speedway. The win marks his third consecutive trip to Victory Lane in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Madden survived a battle with Brandon Overton to score the victory on night one of the COMP Cams Topless 100 - Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions. Madden was unchallenged other than when he slid up the track after a lap 19 restart and Overton…

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TEAM ZERO TRIUMPHS: MADDEN GETS FIRST USA NATIONALS VICTORY, SLIDING SHEPPARD TO WIN

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TEAM ZERO TRIUMPHS: MADDEN GETS FIRST USA NATIONALS VICTORY, SLIDING SHEPPARD TO WIN Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard NEW RICHMOND, WI – Aug. 3, 2019 – With six laps remaining in Saturday night’s USA Nationals Feature at Cedar Lake Speedway, it appeared as though defending event winner Brandon Sheppard was going to repeat. But there was one driver behind him who had never been so hungry for his first win in the prestigious event – Chris Madden. “Smokey” slid his Scott Bloomquist Racing “Team Zero” #0M right up in front of Sheppard’s Rocket Chassis house car in…

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TOP GUN TERBO: TYLER ERB CLAIMS THE POLE FOR 32ND ANNUAL USA NATIONALS

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TOP GUN TERBO: TYLER ERB CLAIMS THE POLE FOR 32ND ANNUAL USA NATIONALS Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard NEW RICHMOND, WI – Aug. 2, 2019 – It’s been a slow start for Tyler Erb in 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series crown jewel competition. After jumping ship to the Best Performance Motorsports team in the winter of 2018, the New Waverly, Texas-native grabbed his newfound racing home by the horns and clicked off a bunch of wins to get his 2019 campaign started. But after failing to qualify for the two previous World of…

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DAVENPORT GETS FIRST OUTLAWS WIN IN ALMOST 4 YEARS AT CEDAR LAKE

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IT’S BEEN A WHILE: DAVENPORT GETS FIRST OUTLAWS WIN IN ALMOST 4 YEARS AT CEDAR LAKE Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard NEW RICHMOND, WI – Aug. 1, 2019 – One thousand, three hundred sixty-eight days ago on Nov. 7, 2015, Jonathan Davenport emerged from his K&L Rumley-owned Longhorn Chassis #6 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway to claim the sixth World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win of his career. Fast forward to Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, and “Superman” has done it once again, leading all 30 laps en route to…

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HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: CLANTON OUTRUNS SHEPPARD IN TRAFFIC AT SHAWANO

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HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: CLANTON OUTRUNS SHEPPARD IN TRAFFIC AT SHAWANO Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer SHAWANO, WI – July 30, 2019 – Just 17 days after getting his first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win for his new team at Skyline Motorsports, Shane Clanton has done it again. Leading all but one lap in the Sundrop Shooutout at Shawano Speedway on Tuesday night, the Zebulon, Georgia-native did what he hasn’t done since his last Series win at Ogilvie Raceway – outrun the 15-time World of Outlaws winner this year, Brandon Sheppard. “It was phenomenal from…

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FIFTEEN CANDLES: SHEPPARD BAGS ANOTHER VICTORY, GOES BACK-TO-BACK AT PLYMOUTH

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FIFTEEN CANDLES: SHEPPARD BAGS ANOTHER VICTORY, GOES BACK-TO-BACK AT PLYMOUTH Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer PLYMOUTH, WI – July 29, 2019 – It just keeps getting better for Rocket1 Racing. Just two days after an incredible last-lap pass to take the $30,000 victory in the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway, Brandon Sheppard has won yet again. This time, leading all but two laps of the 50-lap finale at Plymouth Dirt Track to collect his 15th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature win of 2019 over Chase Junghans and Ricky Weiss. “The Rocket Shepp”…

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INSTANT DIRT CLASSIC: SHEPPARD SLIDES BY PIERCE IN FINAL CORNER TO WIN #PDC30 AT #FALS

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INSTANT DIRT CLASSIC: SHEPPARD SLIDES BY PIERCE IN FINAL CORNER TO WIN #PDC30 AT #FALS Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer FAIRBURY, IL – July 27, 2019 – As that familiar #32 Rocket Chassis led the field across the start/finish line to the white flag, many people standing in the Fairbury Speedway grandstands on Saturday night thought Bobby Pierce was finally going to get his first Prairie Dirt Classic victory after so many tries at his home state’s biggest Dirt Late Model race. But, as has been the case so many times already this season with the World…

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Fairbury Speedway Announces $50,000-to-Win Prairie Dirt Classic in 2020

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Fairbury Speedway Announces $50,000-to-Win Prairie Dirt Classic in 2020Next year's World of Outlaws event scheduled for July 31-August 1 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs After 30 successful years of the Prairie Dirt Classic (PDC), Fairbury Speedway and the World of Outlaws are proud to announce the renewed partnership with the Bank of Pontiac to continue the tradition into the foreseeable future. One of the nation’s most premiere dirt late model events, the 2020 race will be held on July 31st and August 1st and pay out $2000 to start and an impressive $50,000 to win. This announcement comes as new track…

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#PDC30 Showdowns at Fairbury Set Saturday’s Field

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#PDC30 Showdowns at Fairbury Set Saturday's Field Story By: Nick Graziano/WoOLMs FAIRBURY, IL – July 26, 2019 – The most prestigious Dirt Late Model race in the great state of Illinois kicked off on Friday night with a record-setting number of “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” in the Fairbury Speedway pit area. 72 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models saddled up to compete in four very entertaining Prairie Dirt Shootouts that set the first 8 rows of Saturday’s 30th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac. QUALIFYING 2017 Prairie Dirt Classic winner Brandon Sheppard…

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O-SHOW SHINES: OWENS GETS WIN #2 OF THE YEAR AT DAVENPORT

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O-SHOW SHINES: OWENS GETS WIN #2 OF THE YEAR AT DAVENPORT Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer DAVENPORT, IA – July 24, 2019 – It takes an incredible amount of might and muscle to wheel it around the big half-mile of Davenport Speedway for 40 laps. He who tames it must have the ultimate combination of driving skill, crew and equipment to get the job done against the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. None of those things seemed to be an issue for Jimmy Owens on Wednesday night, as “The O-Show” put on quite a…

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JUNGHANS BREAKS THROUGH IN MID-SEASON FORM TO WIN AT RED CEDAR

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CHASED TO PERFECTION: JUNGHANS BREAKS THROUGH IN MID-SEASON FORM TO WIN AT RED CEDAR Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chad Marqhardt MENOMONIE, WI – July 14, 2019 – The last time the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series saw Chase Junghans in Victory Lane, a shortage of confetti in the cannon put a minor damper on his glorious moment in the winner’s circle. But after the checkered flag dropped in Sunday’s Series debut at Red Cedar Speedway, Junghans had never been happier to climb atop his ShopQuik Convenience Stores Rocket Chassis to a big confetti shower after…

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DAKOTA DOMINATOR: SHEPPARD REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN JULY, NOTCHES 5TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY (again)

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DAKOTA DOMINATOR: SHEPPARD REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN JULY, NOTCHES 5TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY (again) Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Mike Spieker GRAND FORKS, ND – July 12, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard’s torrid, unprecedented winning ways continued Friday night at River Cities Speedway when he charged from third to his 13th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory of the season. If anyone in the River Cities pit area was going to be strong enough to take down the Goliath of Rocket1 Racing, it was looking like former local regular and current Rookie of the Year points leader Ricky Weiss…

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RAIN DANCE: SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF CLANTON AND WET WEATHER IN SERIES DEBUT AT ABC

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RAIN DANCE: SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF CLANTON AND WET WEATHER IN SERIES DEBUT AT ABC Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photo By: Tom Krob ASHLAND, WI – July 9, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard has been so good this year, not even a mid-race rain shower on Tuesday night at ABC Raceway could slow him down. In fact, the rain that halted the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature after 18 laps might have actually helped him out, altering the track surface enough that when action resumed, he was even better. Sheppard charged to his fourth consecutive victory and 12th…

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FAMILIAR FACILITIES: LARSON LOOKS TO BUILD MOMENTUM THROUGH NORTHERN SWING

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FAMILIAR FACILITIES: LARSON LOOKS TO BUILD MOMENTUM THROUGH NORTHERN SWING Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Scott Swensen ASHLAND, WI – July 9, 2019 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series now stares down the third-busiest week of competition it faces all year – four races over the course of the next six days, including two tracks brand-new to the Series. Starting with ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin on Tuesday, the tour will complete the first leg of the Northeast/Midwest swing with a Friday-Saturday-Sunday triple-header at River Cities Speedway, Ogilvie Speedway and Red Cedar Speedway on July…

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SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF A HOUNDING WEISS TO WIN HIS FIRST AT DEER CREEK

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GO-PHER BROKE: SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF A HOUNDING WEISS TO WIN HIS FIRST AT DEER CREEK Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Scott Swensen SPRING VALLEY, MN – July 6, 2019 – They say good things come to those who wait. They also say good things come to those who go out and create their own opportunities. On Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway, those two proverbs seemed to play quite a significant role over the course of 50 laps in the Bigelow Homes Gopher 50, as Brandon Sheppard picked up his 11th win of the season after a brilliant move…

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SHEPPARD COLLECTS 10TH OF THE YEAR AT INDEPENDENCE

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A ROCKET TO THE TOP: SHEPPARD COLLECTS 10TH OF THE YEAR AT INDEPENDENCE Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Mike Ruefer INDEPENDENCE, IA – July 5, 2019 – Using a lane few other drivers chose to use throughout the night at the start of the Morton Buildings Feature, Brandon Sheppard showed a packed house of Buchanan County fairgoers exactly why he’s known as “The Rocket Shepp.” Blasting off around the outside of Iowa-native Chris Simpson on lap four, Sheppard ran away with the lead and dominated his competition over 50 laps at Independence Motor Speedway to collect his 10th World…

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Sheppard & Co. On Pace to Break Single-Season Wins Record

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Sheppard & Co. On Pace to Break Single-Season Wins Record Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com INDEPENDENCE, IA – July 2, 2019 – With Series points leader Brandon Sheppard picking up his ninth victory in 17 races last Friday at the Terre Haute Action Track, the Rocket1 Racing team now boasts a win percentage of just under 53 percent in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series standings. Prior to Friday night, Sheppard had never won at the famed half-mile oval in Outlaws competition. This weekend, he and the Rocket Chassis house car team will lead the…

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Sheppard Continues 2019 Onslaught, Dominates at Terre Haute for Ninth Win

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Sheppard Continues 2019 Onslaught, Dominates at Terre Haute for Ninth Win Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff TERRE HAUTE, IN – June 28, 2019 – It just doesn’t seem to matter what track or who the competition is, Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 Racing team are just plain dominant. Even when pitted up against the most seasoned drivers of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Friday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, Sheppard doesn’t flinch. For the ninth time this season on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour, Sheppard…

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World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Opens Next Season with ‘Battle at the Border’ Jan. 2-5 in New Mexico

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2020 Kicks Off at Brand New Vado Speedway Park World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Opens Next Season with ‘Battle at the Border’ Jan. 2-5 in New Mexico Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs VADO, N.M. — June 26, 2019 — Vado Speedway Park is the nation’s newest state-of-the-art dirt track venue, and Jan. 2-5 it will launch the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series championship. The inaugural four-night Battle at the Border presented by GottaRace.com, Rancho Milagro Racing, Barnett Harley Davidson and Mesilla Valley Transportation promises to be the event everyone is talking about as not…

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Indiana Racer Kent Robinson Takes on World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals Stars Friday at Terre Haute

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DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Indiana Racer Kent Robinson Takes on World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals Stars Friday at Terre Haute Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TERRE HAUTE, IN — June 24, 2019 — As a former World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Rookie of the Year contender in 2012, Kent Robinson is certainly no stranger to strong competition. In fact, it drives the Indiana native to do better at the track in front of his friends, family and fans. “When you get to the World of Outlaws level, those guys are all professional, so you’ve…

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HIGH GROOVE HEROICS: McCreadie Charges from 11th to $30,000 Firecracker 100 Victory at Lernerville

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HIGH GROOVE HEROICS: McCreadie Charges from 11th to $30,000 Firecracker 100 Victory at Lernerville Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff SARVER, PA — June 22, 2019 — As much as Tim McCreadie likes Lernerville Speedway, he had come up empty in the track’s premier World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Firecracker 100. Finally, a four-lap charge to the checkers in front of packed grandstands on Saturday night changed all that. McCreadie, the 2006 Series Champion from Watertown, N.Y., started 11th and methodically worked his way forward, pacing himself perfectly over 100 laps to steal the lead…

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TWO-FOR-02: NORRIS DEFEATS THE OUTLAWS AGAIN IN NIGHT 1 OF FIRECRACKER 100 ACTION

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TWO-FOR-02: NORRIS DEFEATS THE OUTLAWS AGAIN IN NIGHT 1 OF FIRECRACKER 100 ACTION Two starts, two wins for "The Crusher Kid" in a new ride at Lernerville Speedway Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photo By: Rick NeffSARVER, PA – June 21, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, “The Crusher Kid” Michael Norris outdueled the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series stars on his home dirt in the Friday night Feature at Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100 weekend. This time it was a different car, but the same winning ambition and driving skill his Western Pennsylvania fans are so accustomed…

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Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker Weekend is as Much About Off-Track Fun as the Intense On-Track Action

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For Many Fans, Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker Weekend is as Much About Off-Track Fun as the Intense On-Track Action Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Lernerville Speedway’s annual Firecracker 100 has a reputation for producing the best Dirt Late Model racing in Pennsylvania over the past 13 years. Equally as important, the weekend also has a reputation for the best camping, partying, fan-driver interaction, communal generosity and overall entertainment experience money can buy. Time and time again, the always-packed camping lot proves itself to be the best way to stay local and enjoy a weekend at the races. Friends…

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Race Week – Firecracker 100

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Race Week - Firecracker 100 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com SARVER, PA — June 17, 2019 — First came the Firecracker, then came the party. Now in the 13th year, the two are synonymous. For three nights at Lernerville Speedway beginning this Thursday, race fans will set up camp for the biggest Dirt Late Model event in Pennsylvania and party all day around the races each night. There’s a concert on Thursday and Friday, kickball on Saturday, autograph sessions, weenie roasts, cornhole and horseshoes, and of course some of the most imaginable ways to keep cool on…

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

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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.…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Sheppard, Weiss and Lanigan battle to an exciting finish

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Sheppard, Weiss and Lanigan battle to an exciting finish Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick NeffORRVILLE, OH – May 18, 2019 – If the standard length of a Morton Buildings Feature was only 45 laps instead of the usual 50, Saturday night’s race at Wayne County Speedway would have ended on a different note. Former Series Champions Brandon Sheppard and Darrell Lanigan put on what could potentially be remembered as one of the most exciting Features of the 2019 season in an incredible display of lap-after-lap, no-holds-barred battling for over 25 laps. Lanigan pounding the cushion on the top,…

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

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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…

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Bailes Beats the Outlaws at Cherokee

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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…

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Outlaw Crew Members Weigh-in on Modern Race Communications

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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,…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Pt. 1 of the 2019 Illini 100 Goes to Shirley

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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“The Rocket Shepp” Shows Prowess Again at Duck River

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"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…

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Sheppard Takes Aim at Historic Streak This Weekend in Tennessee

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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…

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Crew Members Are Unsung Heroes of World of Outlaws Lifestyle

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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"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…

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Sheppard Gets the Hat Trick at Volusia

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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…

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Sheppard Wins Again at Volusia

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Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 14, 2019 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series had a streak going of three different winners in three races after Wednesday night. Brandon Sheppard’s back-to-back win on Thursday night over Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal and Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss changed all that, as he led 39 laps on his way to victory on Night 4 of Late Model Week at Volusia Speedway Park as part of the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Early on, the gloves were off in the…

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