At A Glance: Outlaws Navigate North

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series heads to Weedsport Speedway (N.Y.) on Tuesday, June 21 and Lernerville Speedway (Pa.) from Thursday, June 23 to Saturday, June 25

CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series returns with a jam-packed week of shootouts – more than half the week scheduled with events. The series will first tackle the Finger Lakes 40 at Weedsport Speedway (N.Y.) on Tuesday, June 21. Then, the Outlaws will invade Lernerville Speedway for a three-day showing of the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com from Thursday, June 23 to Saturday, June 25.

Full time driver and 2015 Series Champion Shane Clanton dominated the Finger Lakes 40 last season, leading the field to the checkers by a 1.659 margin. Clanton was in control even prior to the feature, as he lowered the 3/8-mile oval’s late model track record to 14.831 seconds in time trials. Thereon, he led every lap of his heat race.

“I’m looking forward to going back to a place that I can race on,” Clanton said. “I’m excited to get back to New York. I’m hoping to put on a show for the fans and come out of there with a win.”

Following Weedsport Speedway in 2015, Clanton went on to win one of the preliminary nights of the Firecracker 100 weekend at Lernerville Speedway (Pa.). Having won the $6,000 purse last season, Clanton will now seek Saturday night’s $30,000 purse. Rick Eckert won the Firecracker 100 last season.

The three-day party includes raffles, games, live entertainment and a nightly fireworks show.  Fans can enter to win driver apparel or take home a door panel from their favorite late model. Fans will be able to win cool prizes, but also have the chance to beat their heroes in the annual cornhole competition and kickball tournament.

Fans may join the Outlaws in the annual “Kick-it” tournament, a charity kickball tournament organized by the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The proceeds will go to children’s cancer research. For the list of events, you can visit http://woolms.com/firecracker-100.

Every night will be a shootout, with the best drivers in the nation lining up to throttle down. The roster of drivers not only includes the Outlaws’ full timers, but also others who will be giving them a run for their money; local heroes Alex Ferree and Russ King are on the list of challengers.

“I was here when they first started the series…one of the first 12 guys competing for the $1,000 purses for the first couple years,” said Eckert, who earned 30-times the payout from the 2015 Firecracker 100. “It’s hard to guarantee a win anywhere, but I would really like to repeat at Lernerville [Speedway]. I don’t know if we’re an Outlaw Outlaw – like a Jesse James type-thing – but we do go in there to their neighborhood and try to take their money. I plan to Saturday, June 25.”

Grandstands open for Weedsport Speedway at 5 p.m. ET, with racing scheduled to start at 7 p.m. At Lernerville Speedway, grandstands will open at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday, and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps are set to begin at 6:50 p.m. for all three nights. Visit weedsportspeedway.com  and lernerville.com for more details.

General Adult Admission tickets for the Finger Lakes 40 at Weedsport Speedway are $25 and may be purchased at the door. Reserved tickets for the Firecracker 100 weekend are $34 for Thursday and Friday, and $40 for Saturday’s main event. Three-day package deals are available.

ABOUT THE TRACK

WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile oval, which was totally renovated in 2014. The track was formerly Cayuga County Fair Speedway until 2013.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 – Shane Clanton (on June 23)
2007 – Chub Frank (on June 24)
2006 – Chub Frank (on July 2)

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY is a 1/2-mile dirt oval. The track was first introduced to the series in 2004, and the Firecracker 100 is in its tenth year.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 – Rick Eckert (on September 5)
2014 – Darrell Lanigan (on June 28)
2013 – Josh Richards (on June 29)
2012 – Scott Bloomquist (on June 30)
2011 – Jimmy Mars (on June 25)
2010 – Shane Clanton (on June 26)
2009 – Jimmy Mars (on June 27)
2008 – Brian Birkhofer (on July 29)
2007 – Scott Bloomquist (June 30)

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series drivers maintain websites:
Morgan Bagley – morganbagley.com
Boom Briggs – boombriggs.com
Steve Casebolt – stevecasebolt.com
Shane Clanton – shaneclanton25.com
Joey Coulter – joeycoulter.com
Rick Eckert – rickeckertracing.com
Tyler Erb – tylererb.com
Chub Frank – chubfrank.com
Frank Heckenast Jr. – frankjr99.com
Chase Junghans – chasejunghans.com
Billy Moyer Jr. – billymoyerjr.com
Josh Richards – joshrichards.com
Brian Shirley – brianshirley.com
Eric Wells – ericwells18.com

SEASON WINNERS: Josh Richards – 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Jan. 18,19, Farmer City Raceway on April 3,4, Carolina Speedway on April 29, Tyler County Speedway on May 28); Shane Clanton – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 20, Screven Motor Speedway on Feb. 12, Ponderosa Speedway on May 6, Moler Raceway Park on May 27); Rick Eckert – 1 (Screven Motor Speedway on Feb. 13); Dale McDowell – 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on April 8); Brian Shirley – 1 (Fayetteville Motor Speedway on April 30); Scott Bloomquist – 1 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 7); Tim Dohm – 1 (Tyler County Speedway on May 29)

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COMING UP NEXT: For the first time ever Rockford Speedway will put clay over the paved racing surface and host the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, June 29 night and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Thursday, June 30. Advanced tickets for the “Outlaw Clay Classic” may be purchased at dirtcar.ticketforce.com.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Points Trail By
1 1 Josh Richards Clarksburg, WV 2176 0
2 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 2042 134
3 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 1956 220
4 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 1924 252
5 76 Brandon Overton  Evans, GA 1864 312
6 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN 1860 316
7 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 1854 322
8 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA 1826 350
9 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 1822 354
10 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL 1800 376
11 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY 1784 392
12 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 1782 394
13 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 1540 636
14 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC 1526 650
15 99B Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1252 924
16 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN 896 1280
17 2F Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin Gaffney, SC 836 1340
18 22 Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC 756 1420
19 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 742 1434
20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 718 1458

 

2016 STAT ATTACK

There have been 15 World of Outlaws Late Model Series features this season.

Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 6
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 4
3. – RICK ECKERT, York, Penn. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 1
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 1
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 1
– TIM DOHM, Cross Lanes, W.V. – 1

Pole Positions (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, WV. – 3
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 2
3. – SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chichamaugua, Ga. – 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1
– BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 1
– JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1mn
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 1

Time Trial leaders (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, WV. – 2
– BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 2
2. – JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 1
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 1
– SHANE CLANTON – Zebulon, Ga. – 1
– CHRIS FERGUSON, Mooresville, N.C. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 1
– CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 1

Podium Finishes (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 12
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 5
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 3
4. – DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 2
– JONATHAN DAVENPORT, Blairsville, Ga. – 2
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 2
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 2
– CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 2
9. – BOOM BRIGGS, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– IVEDENT LLOYD, JR., Ocala, Fla. – 1
– RYAN UNZICKER, El Paso, Ill. – 1
– BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 1
– BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. – 1
– DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. – 1
– CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– EDDIE CARRIER JR., Salt Rock, W.V. – 1
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 1
– DEREK DOLL, Greenwood, W.V. – 1
– TIM DOHM, Cross Lanes, W.V. – 1
– MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex.– 1

Heat Race Winners (33 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 12
2. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 5
– SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 5
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 5
5. – BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 3
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 3
7. – JARED LANDERS, Batesville, Ariz. – 2
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 2
9. – RYAN UNZICKER, El Paso, Ill. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 1
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 1
– CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – 1
– JOEY COULTER, Mooresville, N.C. – 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1
– AUSTIN SMITH, Cedartown, Ga. – 1
– TIM MCCREADIE, Watertown, N.Y. – 1
– JONATHAN DAVENPORT, Blairsville, Ga. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. – 1
– SCOTT SCHMITT, Tonica, Ill. – 1
– CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 2
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– EARL PEARSON JR., Callahan, Fla. – 1
– CHRIS FERGUSON, Mooresville, N.C. –2
– JOHNNY PURSLEY, Clover, S.C. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– DON O’NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. – 1
– DUSTIN LINVILLE, Landcaster, Ky. – 1
– CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– DEVIN GILPIN, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– DEREK DOLL, Greenwood, W.V. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (18 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 3
– BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 3
3. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill.– 2
– ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky.– 2
– DON O’NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. – 2
– CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – 2
7. – MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex.– 1
– CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga.– 1
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1
– MARK WHITENER, Middleburg, Fla. – 1
– KYLE BRONSON, Brandon, Fla. – 1
– DENNIS FRANKLIN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– BILLY OGLE, JR., Knoxville, Tenn. – 1
– STEVE FRANCIS, Bowling Green, Ky. – 1
– R.J. CONLEY, Wheelersburg, Ohio – 1
– KYLE THOMAS, Pennsboro, W.V. – 1
– MIKE BENEDUM, Salem, W.V. – 1

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – $94,525
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – $67,225
3. – RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – $37,950
4. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – $33,910
5. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, AR – $25,210
6. – CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – $24,860
7. – STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – $23,020
8. – BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – $22,745
9. – MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex. – $21,310
10. – FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – $20,950.
11. – ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky. – $18,900
12. – CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – $16,465
13. – BOOM BRIGGS, Bear Lake, Pa. – $10,110
14. – TYLER ERB, New Waverly, Tex. – $7,410
15. – JOEY COULTER, Moorseville, N.C. – $7,220
16. – JORDAN YAGGY, Rochester, Minn. – $2,885

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, Ga. / Shane Clanton (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, Ga. / Rick Eckert (1)
3. Thursday, Feb. 18 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Josh Richards (1)
4. Friday, Feb. 19 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Josh Richards (2)
5. Sat., Feb. 20 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Shane Clanton (2)
6. Sat., April 2 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, Ill. / Josh Richards (3)
7. Sun., April 3 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, Ill. / Josh Richards (4)
8. Fri., April 8 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, Tenn. / Dale McDowell (1)
9. Fri., April 29 / Carolina Speedway / Gastonia, N.C. / Josh Richards (5)
10. Sat., April 30 / Fayetteville Motor Speedway / Fayetteville, N.C. / Brian Shirley (1)
11. Fri., May 6 / Ponderosa Speedway / Junction City, Ky. / Shane Clanton (3)
12. Sat., May 7 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, Tenn. / Scott Bloomquist (1)
13. Fri., May 27 / Moler Raceway Park / Williamsburg, Ohio / Shane Clanton (4)
14. Sat., May 28 / Tyler County Speedway / Middlebourne, W.V. / Josh Richards (6)
15. Sun., May 29 / Tyler County Speedway / Middlebourne, W.V. / Tim Dohm (1)

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel) and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.