World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models
Stateline Speedway | Busti, NY
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Race Recap  

EMPIRE STATE GLORY: Hess sweeps the night at Stateline

Anytime the World of Outlaws enter the Northeast, there’s a group of hungry competitors hoping to defend home turf. Dave Hess did that and more, by winning Thursday’s Morton Buildings Feature at Stateline Speedway.

Hess started on the pole and held off challenges from three-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard for his second career World of Outlaws victory.

He also swept the night, by setting Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. Quick Time and winning his Drydene Heat Race.

It’s a night Hess will remember in front of his home crowd.

“Stateline’s always been good to me,” Hess said. “We’ve won some other big shows here, but never came through with the Outlaws. We’ve had a great car all year and I knew we had a shot at this thing and to get it done is just awesome.”

Despite leading all 40-laps of the race, it wasn’t smooth sailing for Hess. He had to deal with lap traffic throughout the last 10 circuits.

While he was finding his way around slower cars, he was nervous about his tire choice.

“We stayed soft on tires, but I guess the cars behind me were the same way,” Hess said. “I was worried someone might be getting their hard tires to come to life.”

Reigning Series champion Sheppard had a chance to get by Hess early in the race but ultimately came up short.

Sheppard and Briggs battle for position
Brandon Sheppard and Boom Briggs battle for position/Jacy Norgaard Photo

“We got to [Hess] and his guys moved him up like they should have,” Sheppard said. “We ran second that’s all there is to it.”

Even though “The Rocket Shepp” finished second, he’s still happy with the direction the team is going.

“We were pretty good, it just wasn’t our night again,” Sheppard said. “I’m just glad we got our consistency back and we’re going to try and keep this roll going.”

Sheppard’s runner-up finish helped extend his points lead to 52 over Chris Madden, who finished fifth.

Max Blair, who won the 2019 World of Outlaws event at Stateline finished third. He felt his starting spot put him in a hole throughout the Feature.

Max Blair finishes 3rd at Stateline
Max Blair finished 3rd at Stateline/Jacy Norgaard Photo

“We were pretty good, I just think starting sixth kind of hurt us,” Blair said. “You can’t start behind these guys and think you’re going to get by all of them.”

Boom Briggs, who lives 15 minutes from Stateline Speedway crossed the line fourth. He was happy to finish in the top-five in front of his family.

“We’ll definitely take a top-five anytime,” Briggs said. “Hats off to my family who’s all here, and my crew, we just picked the wrong tire.”

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to action on Friday, June 18 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, PA for the Connor Bobik Memorial.

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Morton Buildings Feature (40 Laps)-1. 44H-Dave Hess [1][$10,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$6,000]; 3. 111V-Max Blair [6][$3,500]; 4. 99B-Boom Briggs [4][$2,800]; 5. 44-Chris Madden [13][$2,500]; 6. 19R-Ryan Gustin [9][$2,300]; 7. 28-Dennis Erb [5][$2,200]; 8. 22-Greg Oakes [17][$2,100]; 9. 1X-Chub Frank [10][$2,050]; 10. 7R-Ross Robinson [24][$2,000]; 11. 29-Jason Genco [16][$1,600]; 12. 7-Ricky Weiss [18][$1,400]; 13. 16-Tyler Bruening [14][$1,200]; 14. 22B-Darrell Bossard [22][$1,100]; 15. B1-Brent Larson [23][$1,050]; 16. 33-Chris Hackett [2][$1,000]; 17. 97-Cade Dillard [8][$1,000]; 18. B22-Bump Hedman [21][$1,000]; 19. 4S-David Scott [7][$1,000]; 20. X3-Wyatt Scott [12][$1,000]; 21. 40-Dutch Davies [11][$1,000]; 22. 1J-Jake Finnerty [15][$1,000]; 23. 9K-Mike Knight [20][$1,000]; 24. 8X-Damian Bidwell [19][$1,000] Hard Charger: 7R-Ross Robinson[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A –1. 44H-Dave Hess, 15.484; 2. 4S-David Scott, 15.809; 3. 111V-Max Blair, 15.936; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 16.006; 5. 0G-Deshawn Gingerich, 16.12; 6. 94-Bryce Davis, 16.156; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin, 16.228; 8. 40-Dutch Davies, 16.252; 9. 44-Chris Madden, 16.252; 10. 1J-Jake Finnerty, 16.408; 11. 19-Bob Dorman, 16.478; 12. 96-Mike Smith, 16.588; 13. B22-Bump Hedman, 16.621; 14. 76-Steve Kania, 16.627; 15. 8X-Damian Bidwell, 16.633; 16. 22-Greg Oakes, 16.644; 17. 01W-Khole Wanzer, 16.831; 18. 18-Mike Wonderling, NT

Qualifying Flight-B-1. 99B-Boom Briggs, 15.914; 2. 33-Chris Hackett, 16.075; 3. 28-Dennis Erb, 16.131; 4. B1-Brent Larson, 16.136; 5. 1X-Chub Frank, 16.18; 6. 97-Cade Dillard, 16.276; 7. 7J-Kyle Bedell, 16.335; 8. X3-Wyatt Scott, 16.36; 9. 16-Tyler Bruening, 16.371; 10. 29-Jason Genco, 16.387; 11. 20-Doug Eck, 16.392; 12. 7R-Ross Robinson, 16.437; 13. 7-Ricky Weiss, 16.468; 14. 9K-Mike Knight, 16.73; 15. 0-Ryan Scott, 16.779; 16. 22B-Darrell Bossard, 16.807; 17. 2-Dan Stone, 16.846; 18. 12B-Andy Boozel, 16.993

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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models
June 17, 2021
Stateline Speedway
4150 Kortwright Road
Busti, NY 

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Late Model Track Record
14.900 seconds by Chub Frank

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
8:00PM Opening Ceremony / RACING

*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating

Handicapped Seating
Turn 1 Platform

Handicapped Parking
Front Gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
Turn 1

Personal Coolers
16" or Smaller with no glass

Credit Card Use

Alcohol Sales
Allowed but no Glass

Smoking Policy

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric

Camping Cost

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Info  

Stateline Speedway
4150 Kortwright Road
Busti, NY 

Track Phone
(716) 720-2403

Ticket Phone
(716) 720-2403

Track Size & Type
0.333; Semi-Banked Clay Oval

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Event Format:
1-20 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Two Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
21-24 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
25-27 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | Top 6 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw | One LCS | Top 4 Transfer
28-31 Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Four Heats | Top 4 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw |One LCS | Top 6 Transfer
32-47 Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Four Heats | Top 4 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw |Two LCS | Top 3 Transfer
48+ Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Six Heats | Top 3 Transfer | Heat Race Winner Redraws | Three LCS | Top 2 Transfer

Event Payout: 40 Laps
1. $10,000; 2. $6,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,800; 5. $2,500; 6. $2,300; 7. $2,200; 8. $2,100; 9. $2,050; 10. $2,000; 11.$1,600; 12. $1,400; 13. $1,200; 14. $1,100; 15. $1,050; 16. $1,000; 17. $1,000; 18. $1,000; 19. $1,000; 20. $1,000; 21. $1,000; 22. $1,000; 23. $1,000; 24. $1,000 Tow Money: $110 - MUST start LCS in order to receive Tow Money

Technical & Safety Rules:
GENERAL RULES: Under the guidelines of Chapter 1
TECHNICAL & SAFETY RULES: Under the guidelines of Chapter 3
Weight Rule is 2350. Pound per lap burn off in the Feature event ONLY

Tire Rules:
ALL FOUR (4) CORNERS: Hoosier 1300, 1325 or AR 44
RIGHT REAR OPTION: Hoosier 1425 or AR 48

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