World of Outlaw Late Models

Drydene to be Madden’s title sponsor and major sponsor of Bloomquist

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Drydene to be Madden’s title sponsor and major sponsor of BloomquistStory By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Legendary Dirt Late Model racer Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden, one of the country’s hottest Dirt Late Model stars, are both returning to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series full time in 2020 with backing from Drydene Performance Products. Their campaign is set to start in January at Vado Speedway Park for the Inaugural Battle at the Border before they head to the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park in February. Bloomquist’s list of accomplishments is staggering and includes the…

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$30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 is the Newest Premier Event on the 51-race World of Outlaws Schedule

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2020 SCHEDULE: New Boone Speedway Event Keys Tour $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100 is the Newest Premier Event on the 51-race World of Outlaws Schedule Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Kirk Schroll/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Dec. 9, 2019 – Iowa’s legendary Boone Speedway is known for huge events, but the inaugural Hawkeye 100 on May 1-2 featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will be the richest in track history. The new two-day extravaganza includes preliminary features on Friday with a 100-lap, $30,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday. The overall purse makes the Hawkeye 100 one of the…

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run

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PEACH STATE PRIDE: Winger Set to Make 2020 Rookie Run Georgia’s brightest young Super Late Model star learned from Clanton, backed by Franklin EnterprisesStory By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Richard Barnes CONCORD, NC – Nov. 27, 2019 – With just 37 days until the kickoff of the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season on Jan. 3 at Vado Speedway Park’s inaugural Battle at the Border, the first 2020 Rookie of the Year prospects are stepping into the spotlight. Ashton Winger has been one of the brightest rising stars in the Southeastern Super Late Model scene in…

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Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion

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USA Nationals Saturday Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jacy Norgaard CONCORD, NC – Nov. 23, 2019 – Now that he’s had a few weeks to let it sink in, 2019 Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss has done a bit of reflecting back on the remarkable first season he completed aboard the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. At this point, the “rookie” denotation he wore throughout the 41 contested races might have been the most unfitting word to describe his first year on a national…

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet

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Sheppard Pops the Question and the Champagne at Year-End banquet Sheppard’s marriage proposal adds to championship celebration for World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – Wrapping up what will forever be engrained as one of the greatest seasons in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series history, Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing owner Mark Richards held their championship trophies high on Sunday night as they and their fellow competitors were all honored at the World of Outlaws awards banquet. A season of blood,…

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals

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CHAMPION-SHEPP: Rocket1 and Sheppard Celebrate 2nd Crown at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – Racing journalists, industry professionals, statistical experts… all of their writings, findings and compilations have contributed to one common theme seen across the Dirt Late Model world in 2019. The driver-owner-crew combination of Brandon Sheppard, Mark Richards and all of Rocket1 Racing have just completed one of the greatest seasons in dirt track racing history. The money won, to the statistical records broken, to the numerous appearances in Victory Lane, Sheppard & Co. have been…

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates

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World of Outlaws Racers Claw for Every Position As Team Zero Dominates Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Chris Owens CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard has the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series crown already clinched, but on Friday night in the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, there were plenty of drivers fighting for every position, some for a point fund check and some for a fallen friend and supporter. Shane Clanton used his seventh-place run to vault from fourth to second in the championship points heading into Saturday’s…

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals

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Sheppard’s Quest for 19th World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Win This Season Still on Track at Can-Am World Finals Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte kicked off on Thursday with 69 of “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” stacking the pit area for the Can-Am World Finals. Joined by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, each getting set to cap…

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Big Money on the Line This Weekend at Can-Am World Finals

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Big Money on the Line This Weekend at Can-Am World Finals Drivers second through fifth in points battling for huge swing in final paycheck Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 4, 2019 – What would you do for an additional $30,000 in your paycheck? Well, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series racers currently second through fifth in the championship point standings will settle that question during this weekend’s Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nov. 7-9. While Brandon Sheppard already has the $100,000 championship check locked…

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Dillard Collects Modified Win at Vado, Eyes 2020 Season Start

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Dillard Collects Modified Win at Vado, Eyes 2020 Season StartInaugural Battle at the Border kicks off Jan 2-5, 2020, featuring Dillard and the Outlaws Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs VADO, NM – Oct. 30, 2019 – With just over nine weeks remaining before the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season kicks off at the new Vado Speedway Park, several drivers across multiple different divisions of racing have now had the opportunity to turn laps around the track in local and regional competition. This past weekend, Series regular Cade Dillard made the 14-plus-hour tow from his hometown of…

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Overton Wins at 411 and Takes Back-to-Back Features Vs. Outlaws

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Overton Wins at 411 and Takes Back-to-Back Features Vs. Outlaws The Southeast favorite now has 4 Series wins in the region in 2019 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Jim DenHamer SEYMOUR, TN – Oct. 5, 2019 – Rum Runner Racing team owner Joey Coulter was quoted in a World of Outlaws press release last week, commenting “At this point, that place owes him a win.” “That place” was 411 Motor Speedway and that “him” is none other than Coulter’s driver aboard the Schaeffer’s Racing Oil #2, Brandon Overton. On Saturday night, Overton got that win at that very track,…

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Overton Dominates Mike Duvall Memorial at Cherokee

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RUM RUNAWAY: Overton Dominates Mike Duvall Memorial at Cherokee World of Outlaws win #3 for Overton in 2019 comes in memory of the Flintstone F1yer Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMS Photo By: Justin Wilson GAFFNEY, SC – Oct. 4, 2019 – Like the late Dirt Late Model racing legend Mike Duvall did many times over in his historic career, Brandon Overton drove with the tenacity and endurance of a true Southeastern champion on Friday night and put it in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway. For the third time this season, he and the Rum Runner Racing team have defeated the Outlaws…

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Lanigan Gets First Tour Win in Over 4 Years at Selinsgrove

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Lanigan Gets First Tour Win in Over 4 Years at Selinsgrove Hard work in the shop for team DLR pays off, Weiss gets yet another runner-up finish Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photo By: Rick Neff SELINSGROVE, PA – Sept. 21, 2019 – When “The Bluegrass Bandit” Darrell Lanigan set out on the road back in February for a return to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour this year, he and his crew had one goal set higher than any other – win as many races as possible. Now, after 36 Series starts this season, they’ve finally…

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Clanton Collects Win #4 of 2019 at Outlaw, Sheppard Still in Search of Record

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BULLDOG BITES ROCKET: Clanton Collects Win #4 of 2019 at Outlaw, Sheppard Still in Search of Record Clanton leads all 50 laps in the 2nd of 3 races in the final Northeast swing of 2019 Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com DUNDEE, NY – Sept. 20, 2019 – Since the driver change just over three months ago, Skyline Motorsports has really turned their season around with veteran pilot Shane Clanton behind the wheel of the #25 Capital Race Car. Outrunning the record-chasing Brandon Sheppard for the third time this season, Clanton kept his cool on a restart with…

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Blair Dominates the Outlaws for Second Tour Win at Stateline

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Max-imum Strength: Blair Dominates the Outlaws for Second Tour Win at StatelineNortheast locals showed the Outlaws how it's done on their home turf, Sheppard waits another day to make history Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Kirk Schroll/RacersGuide.com JAMESTOWN, NY – Sept. 19, 2019 – A sea of his fans dressed in black-and-green racing apparel adorned with the locally famous “111” graphics on them filled Victory Lane. Newly crowned two-time Stateline Speedway Super Late Model Track Champion Max Blair had just beaten the Outlaws at their own game, a clean sweep of the night. Blair turned the quickest lap of…

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SHEPPARD SHINES AT SHARON: ROCKET1 RACING TAKES BATTLE AT THE BORDER NIGHT #1

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SHEPPARD SHINES AT SHARON: ROCKET1 RACING TAKES BATTLE AT THE BORDER NIGHT #1 Sheppard ties his own record for single-season wins, now looks for history on Saturday night Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Todd Battin HARTFORD, OH – Aug. 30, 2019 – Most drivers to ever compete in at least one race on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series circuit would agree that it takes an incredible amount of skill and tenacity just to finish inside the top five on any given night, let alone win a single Feature. With his victory at Sharon Speedway on…

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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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