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POINTS UPDATE: Madden Stays on Top after 411, Talladega

Chris Madden goes around 411 Motor Speedway
Ryan Gustin, Shane Clanton move up three spots in standings

Keep up with the latest movers chasing the 2023 World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series championship

LATEST RACE(S): 411 Motor Speedway (April 20)
Talladega Short Track (April 22).

CURRENT POINTS LEADER: With an eighth-place finish at 411 and a fifth at Talladega, Chris Madden stays in the points lead.

The Gray Court, SC driver bounced back after a flat tire early in Saturday’s Alabama Gang 100 finale to grab the top-five finish.

Madden has finished in the top 10 in five of the six races this season and in the top five on three occasions in 2023.


Kyle Bronson (+1): A podium finish at 411 and a top 10 at Talladega propelled the Brandon, FL driver into second in the points standings.

However, after cutting Madden’s deficit to 10 points at 411, he finished behind the current points leader on Saturday and is 18 points behind entering the next event at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

Ryan Gustin (+3): Gustin’s first podium finish of the season (third) at Talladega, along with a 10th at Talladega, has vaulted “The Reaper” into a tie for third place in the standings—the highest mark he’s reached with the World of Outlaws. The Marshalltown, IA driver leaves Talladega 26 points behind Madden.

Brian Shirley (-1): Shirley managed a 12th at 411 before rebounding with a seventh at Talladega. The Chatham, IL driver has four top 10s on the season but dropped into a tie for third with Gustin—26 points behind Chris Madden.

Brandon Sheppard (-1): The four-time Series champion scored a pair of 14th-place finishes last weekend, dropping him one spot in the standings to fifth. The New Berlin, IL driver is 52 points behind Madden. However, he returns to Mississippi Thunder, where he won his then 70th career World of Outlaws Feature in 2021.

Nick Hoffman (+2): The Germfree Rookie of the Year Leader scored a 16th at 411 before bouncing back with a sixth at Talladega.

That was enough to vault the Mooresville, NC driver up to sixth in the points standings. While he’s 56 points behind Madden, he’s only four points behind Sheppard for fifth after grabbing his third top 10.

Max Blair (-3): The Centerville, PA driver earned a 20th at 411 and a 17th at Talladega, dropping him to eighth in the standings—72 points behind Chris Madden. Blair has two top 10s in 2023, coming at Volusia Speedway Park.

Tanner English (+2): The reigning Series Rookie of the Year opened the weekend with an 11th at 411 before earning a second at Talladega, his best finish of 2023 so far. His spot on the podium was enough to move him up to ninth in points.

Dennis Erb Jr. (-1): The defending World of Outlaws CASE Late Models champion finished 21st at 411 and 19th at Talladega. Those results dropped the Carpentersville, IL driver one spot to tenth in the standings.

Gordy Gundaker (+1): The St. Charles, MO driver scored two 15th-place finishes over the weekend, moving him up one spot in the standings to 11th.

Shane Clanton (+3): After missing the Feature at 411, the 2015 champion bounced back at Talladega with a 12th. That was enough to move the Zebulon, GA driver up three spots into a three-way tie for 12th.

Johnny Scott (+2): Johnny Scott finished 13th at Talladega after not qualifying for the Feature at 411. Those results vaulted him two spots into a three-way tie with Clanton and Brent Larson.

Brent Larson (+1): The Lake Elmo, MN driver earned a 24th-place finish at 411 and an 18th at Talladega. Those finishes move him up into a three-way tie with Scott and Clanton.

Cade Dillard (+1): Dillard’s lone weekend start at Talladega led to a 16th-place finish. That moved him up one spot to 15th.


  1. Chris Madden 1114
  2. Kyle Bronson -18
  3. Ryan Gustin -26
  4. Brian Shirley -26
  5. Brandon Sheppard -52
  6. Nick Hoffman -56
  7. Bobby Pierce -66
  8. Max Blair -72
  9. Tanner English -90
  10. Dennis Erb Jr. –102
  11. Gordy Gundaker -124
  12. Shane Clanton –156
  13. Johnny Scott -156
  14. Brent Larson -156
  15. Cade Dillard -156

For Full Series Points: CLICK HERE.

NEXT RACE(S): Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI (May 4-6).


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