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World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Saturday, November 05, 2022
Race Recap  

SUPERMAN’S THUNDER: Jonathan Davenport Wins World of Outlaws World Finals Finale

After two nights of the World of Outlaws World Finals, it appeared The Dirt Track at Charlotte was Jonathan Davenport’s kryptonite.

However, “Superman” proved that theory wrong Saturday night, flying past Hudson O’Neal on Lap 28 to score his fifth World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models win of 2022—this one worth $25,000.

Also celebrating in Victory Lane was Dennis Erb Jr., claiming his first career World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model championship.

O’Neal led the first 27 laps of the 50-lap affair while Davenport ripped the cushion behind him from his eighth starting position.

The Blairsville, GA driver roared to the top of the racetrack, quickly working to fourth past Jimmy Owens and Shane Clanton when the first caution flew on Lap 20 for Kyle Strickler.

Davenport continued his rise from there, blowing past Erb and Chris Madden on the restart, putting him in a position to steal the lead from O’Neal.

With “Superman” like speed, Davenport thundered under O’Neal on Lap 28, pulling even with the Martinsville, IN driver between Turns 1 and 2. “The New Deal” held his momentum down the backstretch, but that’s when Davenport went back to the top.

The Peach State competitor blasted his Longhorn chassis off the cushion in Turns 3 and 4, soaring past O’Neal as Lap 28 clicked off the scoreboard.

Jonathan Davenport and Hudson O'Neal
Jonathan Davenport takes the lead from Hudson O’Neal on Lap 28/Jacy Norgaard photo

From there, Davenport went unchallenged to score his 15th career Series victory and 22nd win of 2022.

Davenport said he returned to a car that’s performed well all season after his other car was involved in crashes on Wednesday.

“We came in here Wednesday and struggled,” Davenport said. “We got wrecked with that car about a month ago, and it just hasn’t been the same since.

“We brought out the oldest car we got. I mean, this thing has been beaten up and down all over the country, and whenever we bring it out, time and time again, it always performs.”

Despite his Lance Landers-owned Late Model performing on the top, Davenport said he realized late in the race his car was good enough to run anywhere.

“The bottom was pretty good there at the end,” Davenport said. “I finally turned down there in (Turns) 3 and 4, and I was like dang, I could’ve done this the whole time, and it wouldn’t have been near as hard.”

Madden crossed the line second, falling short of his second Series triumph of 2022. The Gray Court, SC driver, said his car was good but couldn’t run the top like Davenport.

“We couldn’t rip that lip like JD,” Madden said. “He was free enough to rip that lip up there. He got it done up there, and we couldn’t do it.

“We had a great race car overall. Hats off to them guys for the win, and thanks to all of my sponsors.”

Dennis Erb Jr. finished third, officially clinching the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models championship.

Dennis Erb Jr.
Dennis Erb Jr. during his championship interview/Jacy Norgaard photo

The Carpentersville, IL driver finished the season with four victories and 13 podium finishes en route to the title.

“It’s just a lot of hard work,” Erb said. “It was years of hard work and getting everything right this year and just starting off real good.

“We just kept everything rolling throughout the year and kept our momentum up. The car was working great, and we had good finishes each night.”

Erb was joined in Victory Lane by longtime Crew Chief Heather Lyne, who became the first female championship-winning crew chief in a national dirt Late Model series and a national North American motorsport series.

The reigning World of Outlaws champion stated how much of an accomplishment it is for both of them.

“It means a lot,” Erb said. “Just the years going up and down the road and just everything coming together this year. To be able to knock this off my list, it’s a big accomplishment.”

Tim McCreadie finished fourth, while Dale McDowell rounded out the top five.

Tanner English also officially clinched the 2022 Rookie of the Year award, after crossing the line 21st.

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet look ahead to 2023 and the Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Jan. 19-21. For Tickets: CLICK HERE.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (50 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[8]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[3]; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[5]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[11]; 5. 17M-Dale McDowell[4]; 6. 7W-Ricky Weiss[10]; 7. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 8. 1H-Hudson O’Neal[2]; 9. 20-Jimmy Owens[6]; 10. 1T-Tyler Erb[14]; 11. 76-Brandon Overton[7]; 12. 7-Ross Robinson[21]; 13. 18D-Daulton Wilson[13]; 14. 19R-Ryan Gustin[24]; 15. 111V-Max Blair[23]; 16. 0-Scott Bloomquist[16]; 17. 22-Chris Ferguson[19]; 18. 93-Carson Ferguson[17]; 19. 9Z-Mason Zeigler[20]; 20. 11-Gordy Gundaker[26]; 21. 81E-Tanner English[25]; 22. B1-Brent Larson[12]; 23. 6JR-Parker Martin[9]; 24. 1-Josh Richards[15]; 25. 8-Kyle Strickler[22]; 26. 88-Trent Ivey[18]; 27. 99B-Boom Briggs[27] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Ryan Gustin [+10].

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Feature Results
18+749Jonathan Davenport 500.00023Running150$25,000
23+144Chris Madden 50-4.109Running146$12,500
35+228Dennis Erb Jr50-6.928Running144$6,000
411+739Tim McCreadie 50-7.282Running142$5,000
54-117MDale McDowell 50-7.667Running140$4,250
610+47WRicky Weiss 50-7.985Running138$3,750
71-625Shane Clanton 50-9.056Running136$3,400
82-61HHudson O'Neal 50-13.07527Running134$3,100
96-320Jimmy Owens 50-13.776Running132$2,800
1014+41TTyler Erb 50-14.165Running130$2,500
117-476Brandon Overton 50-15.265Running128$2,000
1221+97Ross Robinson 50-15.657Running126$1,400
1313018DDaulton Wilson 50-16.289Running124$1,500
1424+1019RRyan Gustin 50-16.689Running122$1,400
1523+8111VMax Blair 49-1 LapsRunning120$1,350
161600Scott Bloomquist 49-1 LapsRunning118$1,200
1719+222Chris Ferguson 49-1 LapsRunning116$1,200
1817-193Carson Ferguson 49-1 LapsRunning114$1,200
1920+19ZMason Zeigler 49-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
2026+611Gordy Gundaker 49-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2125+481ETanner English 48-2 LapsRunning108$1,200
2212-10B1Brent Larson 32-18 LapsDNF106$1,200
239-146JRParker Martin 30-20 LapsDNF104$1,200
2415-91Josh Richards 21-29 LapsDNF102$1,200
2522-38Kyle Strickler 19-31 LapsDNF102$1,200
2618-888Trent Ivey 18-32 LapsDNF102$1,200
2727099BBoom Briggs 0-50 LapsDNS102$110
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Ryan Gustin
Last Chance Showdown Results
11022Chris Ferguson 100.00010Running0$0
2208Kyle Strickler 10-1.463Running0$0
33010Garrett Smith 10-2.629Running0$110
440421Anthony Sanders 10-3.3601Running0$110
57+211KAustin Kirkpatrick 10-3.612Running90$110
611+522*Payton Freeman 10-4.080Running90$110
79+21ZLogan Zarin 10-5.034Running90$110
810+232Dustin Mitchell 10-6.369Running90$110
912+34PJohn Price 10-7.186Running90$110
1014+417Tim Vance 10-7.413Running90$110
116-5KFreddie Carpenter 3-7 Laps1Running90$110
125-718HBrett Hamm 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
138-530Ryan King 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1413-118PGray Parton 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1515040BKyle Bronson 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
16160157Mike Marlar 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1717012Cody Cubbage 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
18180618Kevin Wilson 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+19ZMason Zeigler 100.0009Running0$0
21-1111VMax Blair 10-0.4401Running0$0
33079Ross Bailes 10-1.674Running0$110
45+148Colton Flinner 10-2.956Running0$110
54-13SBrian Shirley 10-4.731Running90$110
67+142Cla Knight 10-5.131Running90$110
76-124DMichael Brown 10-6.423Running90$110
814+681ETanner English 10-6.715Running90$0
99014GTrevor Gundaker 10-7.861Running90$110
1010028PTaylor Puckett 10-8.819Running90$110
118-35Ethan Wilson 10-11.613Running90$110
1212007Brian Ledbetter 9-1 LapsRunning90$110
1311-229Larry Grube 7-3 LapsRunning90$110
1413-1119Bryan Bernheisel 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1515039CGreg Clark 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1616025BMike Benedum 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 3 Results
12+17Ross Robinson 100.00010Running0$0
24+219RRyan Gustin 10-2.932Running0$0
31-211Gordy Gundaker 10-4.834Running0$0
45+123BJohn Blankenship 10-5.563Running0$110
53-22XZack Mitchell 10-6.838Running0$110
660111Steven Roberts 10-7.421Running0$110
78+11CKenny Collins 10-8.451Running0$110
87-115Dale Hollidge 10-9.544Running0$110
910+199BBoom Briggs 10-10.634Running0$0
1012+294Jason Miller 10-11.372Running0$110
119-2114Jordan Koehler 10-12.256Running0$110
1211-106Mike Lupfer 10-12.754Running0$110
1314+19PParker Price-Miller 10-14.759Running0$110
1413-115BDean Bowen 10-15.123Running0$110
151501LChuckie Lepsch 10-16.708Running0$110
1616065Brandon O'Neil 6-4 LapsRunning0$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11025Shane Clanton 80.0008Running
22076Brandon Overton 8-1.858Running
33018DDaulton Wilson 8-2.628Running
45+122Chris Ferguson 8-4.002Running
54-110Garrett Smith 8-4.338Running
67+118HBrett Hamm 8-4.710Running
78+111KAustin Kirkpatrick 8-6.102Running
89+11ZLogan Zarin 8-7.634Running
96-322*Payton Freeman 8-11.240Running
1010018PGray Parton 0-8 LapsDNS
1111040BKyle Bronson 0-8 LapsDNS
1212012Cody Cubbage 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+117MDale McDowell 80.0008Running
27+56JRParker Martin 8-3.159Running
34+11Josh Richards 8-6.642Running
43-18Kyle Strickler 8-7.578Running
58+3421Anthony Sanders 8-7.759Running
610+4KFreddie Carpenter 8-8.005Running
76-130Ryan King 8-8.458Running
85-332Dustin Mitchell 8-9.221Running
9904PJohn Price 8-9.793Running
1011+117Tim Vance 8-10.857Running
111-10157Mike Marlar 3-5 LapsDNF
12120618Kevin Wilson 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+144Chris Madden 80.0008Running
21-139Tim McCreadie 8-1.009Running
34+193Carson Ferguson 8-3.024Running
43-1111VMax Blair 8-3.544Running
56+179Ross Bailes 8-4.634Running
67+148Colton Flinner 8-5.554Running
75-242Cla Knight 8-6.817Running
89+114GTrevor Gundaker 8-8.255Running
910+129Larry Grube 3-5 LapsDNF
108-2119Bryan Bernheisel 0-8 LapsDNS
1111039CGreg Clark 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+120Jimmy Owens 80.0008Running
24+249Jonathan Davenport 8-2.789Running
3301TTyler Erb 8-4.698Running
47+39ZMason Zeigler 8-6.085Running
56+13SBrian Shirley 8-7.315Running
65-124DMichael Brown 8-7.991Running
78+15Ethan Wilson 8-9.583Running
89+128PTaylor Puckett 8-10.093Running
911+207Brian Ledbetter 8-13.131Running
101-981ETanner English 7-1 LapsRunning
1110-125BMike Benedum 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101HHudson O'Neal 80.0008Running
2207WRicky Weiss 8-3.824Running
35+20Scott Bloomquist 8-4.775Running
44011Gordy Gundaker 8-7.650Running
56+12XZack Mitchell 8-8.614Running
68+223BJohn Blankenship 8-10.267Running
73-415Dale Hollidge 8-12.386Running
87-1114Jordan Koehler 8-13.030Running
99006Mike Lupfer 8-13.111Running
1010015BDean Bowen 8-14.126Running
111101LChuckie Lepsch 8-15.989Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr80.0008Running
23+1B1Brent Larson 8-1.414Running
32-188Trent Ivey 8-2.830Running
45+17Ross Robinson 8-4.380Running
54-119RRyan Gustin 8-5.711Running
67+1111Steven Roberts 8-6.636Running
76-11CKenny Collins 8-8.345Running
88099BBoom Briggs 8-9.409Running
99094Jason Miller 8-9.766Running
101009PParker Price-Miller 8-10.989Running
1111065Brandon O'Neil 8-16.083Running
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws World Finals
Saturday, November 05, 2022
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Event Description
For the first time ever, the most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with not three, but four days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, for four full days of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Options And Prices
Single Seat Tickets ON SALE October 26


Grandstand Type
Bleacher with backs

Reserved Seating
all seating

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Pit Age Requirement
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
all seating

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers
Fans can bring in a soft-sided cooler no bigger than 14x14x14 and a bag/backpack no bigger than 18x18x14. Hard coolers are not allowed through the gates. Coolers are not allowed in Suites.


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Track Info  

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Track Type
0.400; semi banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Late Model Track Record
14.183 seconds by Kyle Larson on 11/5/20

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
(LF Open Tire) {LF MUST remain on the LF all night}
(Hoosier 1350) RF/LR/RR
(Hoosier LCB70) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

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