Linville Aims For Upset At Ponderosa

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Linville Aims For Upset Victory At Ponderosa Speedway’s First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event

Regional Standout Hopes to Continue Streak of Home-Track Success in Friday Night’s $10,000-to-win WoO LMS Program

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. – May 5, 2015 – Over the past four years, Dustin Linville has padded his resume with weekly race wins and special event triumphs at Ponderosa Speedway. On Friday night, the Bryantsville, Ky., racer will attempt to add a national touring victory to his Ponderosa tally when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series makes its first-ever visit to the Central Kentucky track.

Linville will be among a strong contingent of local and regional drivers aiming to overcome the stars of the WoO LMS as Ponderosa hosts its first-ever national touring race. Friday’s $10,000-to-win program kicks off a doubleheader weekend for the WoO LMS, which moves to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on Saturday.

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Ferguson Completes North Carolina Sweep

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Ferguson Leads All The Way At Fayetteville Motor Speedway To Sweep World of Outlaws Late Model Series North Carolina Doubleheader

One Night After Earning First Career WoO LMS Victory, Ferguson Dominates Again To Earn $10,050 Payday At Fayetteville’s Tar Heel 100

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – May 2, 2015 – It didn’t take Chris Ferguson long to prove his first career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory was no fluke.

One night after scoring a breakthrough WoO LMS triumph at Friendship Motor Speedway, Ferguson, 25, of Mount Holly, N.C., led every lap of Saturday’s Tar Heel 100 main event at Fayetteville Motor Speedway to complete a sweep of the weekend’s WoO LMS North Carolina doubleheader.

Much like he did Friday at Friendship in Elkin, N.C., Ferguson dominated the entire program at Fayetteville, setting fast time in qualifying, running unchallenged in his heat race and dominating the majority of the 50-lap A-Main. He cruised through most of the race in his Clements-powered Longhorn Chassis and smoothly handled lapped traffic on his way to a $10,050 victory.

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5/2/15 – Fayetteville Motor Speedway – Tar Heel 100

 

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Tar Heel 100 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Chris Ferguson/50 $10,050
2. (4) Brandon Overton/50 $5,850
3. (2) Darrell Lanigan/50 $3,600
4. (7) Steve Casebolt/50 $2,550
5. (5) Rick Eckert/50 $2,650

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Ferguson Wins Friendship’s Blue Ridge Bash

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Ferguson Claims First Career World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory With Dominating Performance At Friendship Motor Speedway

North Carolina Standout Leads Every Lap of Friday’s Inaugural Blue Ridge Bash to Earn Career-High $10,550 Payday

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

ELKIN, N.C. – May 1, 2015 – Chris Ferguson finally has a World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory on his resume.

Avoiding the bad luck that has plagued him in a number of past events, Ferguson, 25, of Mount Holly, N.C., led every lap of Friday night’s Blue Ridge Bash to earn a career-high $10,550 for his first career WoO LMS victory in the national tour’s first ever visit to Friendship Motor Speedway.

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Tire Rules for May’s WoO LMS Events

Tire Rules Set For May World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events

CONCORD, N.C. – April 15, 2015 – World of Outlaws Late Model Series officials have set the tire rules for all of national tour’s events in May.

All entrants for the May 1-2 doubleheader at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., and Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway and the May 8-9 doubleheader at Ponderosa Speedway in Calvert City, Ky., and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., will be required to use Hoosier compounds 1300, 1350, 1450 or 1600 or American Racer compounds 44, 48, 53 or 56.

For the Jackpot 100 weekend May 23-24 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va., tire options will be Hoosier compounds 1300, 1325, 1450 or 1600 or American Racer compounds 44, 48, 53 or 56.

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5/1/15 – Friendship Motor Speedway – Blue Ridge Bash

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Blue Ridge Bash at Friendship Motor Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (2) Chris Ferguson /50 $10,550
2. (10) Josh Richards /50 $5,650
3. (3) Frank Heckenast Jr. /50 $3,500
4. (11) Eric Wells /50 $3,050
5. (14) Shane Clanton /50 $2,550

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G.R. Smith Takes Aim At Carolina Weekend

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G.R. Smith Takes Another Shot At World of Outlaws Late Model Series Breakthrough During Upcoming North Carolina Doubleheader

After Falling Just Short of Career-Best Victory in 2014, New Jersey Transplant Rides Confidence into Weekend Events at Friendship & Fayetteville

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

CONCORD, N.C. – April 28, 2015 – G.R. Smith has waited a year for the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series doubleheader weekend in North Carolina.

After falling just short of what would have been the biggest victory of his career in last year’s WoO LMS event at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Smith, a New Jersey native who now calls Cornelius, N.C., home, has been counting down the days until the national tour returns to one of his home tracks.

Smith, 33, will have two opportunities to improve on last year’s near-miss when the WoO LMS makes its first ever visit to Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., on Friday and returns to Fayetteville on Saturday.

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News & Notes: Illini 100 Weekend Review

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Reviewing Farmer City’s Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100

Clanton’s First 2015 Setback, Heartbreak For Junghans, Chub’s Quick Recovery & More

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

CONCORD, N.C. – April 22, 2015 – Shane Clanton isn’t invincible on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this season after all.

After starting his WoO LMS campaign with eight consecutive top-five finishes and four victories, Clanton, 39, of Zebulon, Ga., experienced the first setback in the chase for his first series championship with a 23rd-place finish in Friday’s opening round of Farmer City Raceway’s Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 weekend.

Clanton rebounded with a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s 75-lap Illini 100 finale – a $15,000-to-win event won by Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. – but he left Farmer City with his points lead over defending series champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., cut from 92 to 68 points.

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Sheppard Claims Farmer City Finale

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Sheppard Outduels Lanigan & Babb At Farmer City, Scores $15,050 Victory In Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 Finale

Illinois Standout Becomes Second Home-State Driver To Win Farmer City’s Prestigious World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event

By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR

FARMER CITY, Ill. – April 18, 2015 – Brandon Sheppard put his experience at Farmer City Raceway to good use Saturday night, mastering the quarter-mile oval to score a $15,050 victory in the Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 finale.

Sheppard, the 22-year-old New Berlin, Ill., driver who cut his teeth at Farmer City and other central Illinois bullrings, advanced from his 12th starting spot in the 75-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series event and overcame both Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., to become just the second home-state driver to win at the Illini 100.

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4/18/15 – Farmer City Raceway (Illini 100 Night 2)

Results of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (12) Brandon Sheppard/75 $15,050
2. (13) Darrell Lanigan/75 $7,150
3. (1) Shannon Babb/75 $5,000
4. (5) Bobby Pierce/75 $3,550
5. (7) Shane Clanton/75 $2,550

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