World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
Race Recap  

A WARRIOR’S CALL: Mike Marlar Opens World of Outlaws World Finals With Victory

Mike Marlar clinched a World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models title at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2018. However, a World Finals victory had eluded the Winfield, TN driver.

That changed Wednesday night, as the “Winfield Warrior” drove from ninth to first to earn his fifth World of Outlaws win of 2022 and first at The Dirt Track.

Mike Marlar and Stacy Marlar
Mike Marlar celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife, Stacy/Jacy Norgaard photo

Shane Clanton grabbed the early lead in the 40-lap Feature, sliding Brandon Overton in Turn 4 to take the lead on Lap 1.

Behind them, Marlar was methodically working through the field, picking off cars one by one on the bottom until he reached the top five on a Lap 19 restart.

That restart propelled him further up the field as he swung his Longhorn Chassis under Tim McCreadie for fourth, Overton for third, and Trent Ivey for second by Lap 37 when a yellow for Tyler Erb slowed the field.

It set up a single-file restart, putting Marlar behind Clanton.

When the green came out, Marlar thundered to the low side as Clanton rolled the middle, keeping Marlar at bay for two laps. But on Lap 39, the window Marlar needed finally opened.

He used his momentum to pull even with “The Georgia Bulldog,” inching ahead as they roared into Turn 3.

Mike Marlar and Shane Clanton race side-by-side
Mike Marlar passes Shane Clanton for the lead in Turn 3/Jacy Norgaard photo

A slide job in Turn 4 completed the pass for Marlar, who held on to score the $15,000 prize and his 13th World of Outlaws triumph.

“The car was excellent tonight,” Marlar said. “All night long, I thought I had a good car. I was the first car on the track in Qualifying, and the track was a little greasy, and I thought that hurt me some. We got a lucky break in the Heat (Race) when Hudson (O’Neal) pushed up, and it got me to start ninth (in the Feature), and I got a lot of good restarts in that race.

“I had a good car, though, man. The closer I got to the front, the better it was.”

Even though the restart propelled him to the win, Marlar said he felt he was positioned to take the lead before the caution for Tyler Erb.

“I was in a real good position there before that caution came out,” Marlar said. “I honestly thought it’d be tough to beat Shane on a little shootout here at the end with four laps to get it done.

“It worked out, I had a good enough car I could pass him, and it worked out for me.”

Clanton settled for second, falling short of his third Series win of the season by one lap.

The Zebulon, GA driver said he wasn’t sure if he could’ve held Marlar off even if the late caution didn’t come out.

“It is what it is,” Clanton said. “I don’t know if I could’ve held him off anyways. Dirty air is big here. The racetrack is so big, and our car has to be a little bit better to win the race.

“I’ve raced here a lot and ain’t never really had clean air. I’ve won a lot of Heat Races in clean air. I just know that’s what we need to have. I was trying to get the lead and trying to hold on for 40 laps and made it 39.”

Trent Ivey, from Union, SC, grabbed the final spot on the podium. He was up to second and trying to catch Clanton before Marlar passed him on Lap 35.

Trent Ivey races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Trent Ivey scored his first podium of 2022 with the World of Outlaws/Jacy Norgaard photo

Even though he fell to third, he said he was happy to run up front against some of the best drivers in the country.

“I was so content just to race behind Shane,” Ivey said. “I just couldn’t get quite close enough, but like you said, I’m just going to ride and take wherever we finish at that point.

“I had no idea Mikey was coming like that, and I knew Shane knew that I was coming. Shane protected, and I tried to change my line up, and Mikey slid by me.”

Overton crossed the line fourth after starting on the pole. The Evans, GA driver, said he was fighting the handling of his Longhorn Chassis throughout the race.

“We just wasn’t balanced,” Overton said. “The first time we were behind anybody all night and I would get into traffic, it was like, wheelieing and picking the nose off the ground. It was hard to drive.

“Hell, I don’t know. I kind of got better as the fuel burned off. We were good early; we just have to adjust a little bit for the race. I feel like I know which direction to go.”

Tim McCreadie, the 2006 World of Outlaws champion, rounded out the top five.

Max Blair finished ninth, gaining two points on Tanner English, who finished 10th in the race for Rookie of the Year.

The Benton, KY driver leads Blair by 18 points with two races remaining in the 2022 season.

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday, Nov. 3, for night two of the World of Outlaws World Finals, along with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. On Friday, Nov. 4, fans get to meet the World of Outlaws stars during the World Finals Fan Fest from 2-4 p.m. Drivers will be signing autographs and playing games with the fans.


If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[9]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3. 88-Trent Ivey[3]; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[6]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 7. 20-Jimmy Owens[5]; 8. 18D-Daulton Wilson[18]; 9. 111V-Max Blair[10]; 10. 81E-Tanner English[14]; 11. 7W-Ricky Weiss[21]; 12. 17M-Dale McDowell[4]; 13. 1H-Hudson O’Neal[15]; 14. 1-Josh Richards[13]; 15. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 16. 24D-Michael Brown[11]; 17. 19R-Ryan Gustin[25]; 18. 8-Kyle Strickler[17]; 19. B1-Brent Larson[26]; 20. 32-Dustin Mitchell[16]; 21. 44-Chris Madden[7]; 22. 42-Cla Knight[19]; 23. 1T-Tyler Erb[20]; 24. 7-Ross Robinson[23]; 25. 99B-Boom Briggs[27]; 26. 93-Carson Ferguson[22]; 27. 15-Dale Hollidge[12] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Daulton Wilson [+10]

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Feature Results
19+8157Mike Marlar 400.00038Running150$15,000
22025Shane Clanton 40-1.3302Running146$6,000
33088Trent Ivey 40-1.975Running144$3,300
41-376Brandon Overton 40-2.240Running142$2,900
56+139Tim McCreadie 40-3.208Running140$2,600
68+228Dennis Erb Jr40-4.139Running138$2,400
75-220Jimmy Owens 40-4.219Running136$2,300
818+1018DDaulton Wilson 40-4.934Running134$2,200
910+1111VMax Blair 40-5.022Running132$2,150
1014+481ETanner English 40-5.406Running130$2,100
1121+107WRicky Weiss 40-6.190Running128$1,700
124-817MDale McDowell 40-7.029Running126$1,400
1315+21HHudson O'Neal 40-7.436Running124$1,200
1413-11Josh Richards 40-8.112Running122$1,100
1524+911Gordy Gundaker 40-8.272Running120$1,050
1611-524DMichael Brown 40-8.442Running118$1,000
1725+819RRyan Gustin 40-9.067Running116$1,000
1817-18Kyle Strickler 40-9.689Running114$1,000
1926+7B1Brent Larson 40-10.100Running112$1,000
2016-432Dustin Mitchell 40-10.606Running110$1,000
217-1444Chris Madden 39-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2219-342Cla Knight 39-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2320-31TTyler Erb 36-4 LapsDNF104$1,000
2423-17Ross Robinson 18-22 LapsDNF102$1,000
2527+299BBoom Briggs 4-36 LapsDNF102$110
2622-493Carson Ferguson 3-37 LapsDNF102$1,000
2712-1515Dale Hollidge 2-38 LapsDNF102$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Daulton Wilson
Last Chance Showdown Results
11042Cla Knight 100.00010Running0$0
23+193Carson Ferguson 10-0.151Running0$0
37+479Ross Bailes 10-3.079Running90$110
45+1421Anthony Sanders 10-4.277Running90$110
52-322Chris Ferguson 10-4.388Running90$110
660119Bryan Bernheisel 10-5.102Running90$110
74-348Colton Flinner 10-5.607Running90$110
89+150GTrevor Gundaker 10-6.055Running90$110
98-123BJohn Blankenship 10-6.590Running90$110
1015+55Ethan Wilson 10-8.256Running90$110
1110-115BDean Bowen 10-8.483Running90$110
1211-118HBrett Hamm 10-9.717Running90$110
1316+31ZLogan Zarin 10-10.206Running90$110
1413-125BMike Benedum 10-11.074Running90$110
1512-342HCarson Hocevar 10-11.897Running90$110
1614-239CGreg Clark 10-12.374Running90$110
1718+165Brandon O'Neil 10-13.668Running90$110
1817-10Scott Bloomquist 0-10 LapsDNS90$110
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+11TTyler Erb 100.00010Running0$0
21-17Ross Robinson 10-0.486Running0$0
35+26JRParker Martin 10-1.415Running90$110
43-110Garrett Smith 10-1.902Running90$110
58+31CKenny Collins 10-2.051Running90$110
610+449Jonathan Davenport 10-2.228Running90$110
770114Jordan Koehler 10-3.067Running90$110
816+894Jason Miller 10-3.928Running90$110
915+606Mike Lupfer 10-4.499Running90$110
1011+117Tim Vance 10-4.815Running90$110
1114+322*Payton Freeman 10-5.101Running90$110
126-64PJohn Price 10-5.336Running90$110
139-418PGray Parton 10-5.717Running90$110
144-109ZMason Zeigler 8-2 LapsDNF90$110
1513-2354Chris Nash 7-3 LapsDNF90$110
1612-440BKyle Bronson 0-10 LapsDNS90$110
1717012Cody Cubbage 0-10 LapsDNS90$110
Last Chance Showdown 3 Results
13+27WRicky Weiss 100.0002Running0$0
21-111Gordy Gundaker 10-0.8698Running0$0
32-130Ryan King 10-3.180Running90$110
440B1Brent Larson 10-3.343Running0$0
5503SBrian Shirley 10-4.597Running90$110
67+119RRyan Gustin 10-5.572Running0$0
78+1111Steven Roberts 10-6.323Running90$110
811+344FStewart Friesen 10-7.034Running90$110
96-32HZack Mitchell 10-7.573Running90$110
1012+299BBoom Briggs 10-8.254Running0$0
1113+211KAustin Kirkpatrick 10-8.642Running90$110
1210-228PTaylor Puckett 10-10.622Running90$110
1315+2KFreddie Carpenter 10-10.946Running90$110
1414007Brian Ledbetter 10-14.569Running90$110
1517+229Larry Grube 10-15.497Running90$110
169-79PParker Price-Miller 0-10 LapsDNF90$110
1716-11LChuckie Lepsch 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11076Brandon Overton 80.0008Running
22044Chris Madden 8-3.806Running
37+41Josh Richards 8-4.829Running
46+242Cla Knight 8-5.513Running
54-193Carson Ferguson 8-6.237Running
69+3421Anthony Sanders 8-7.767Running
712+579Ross Bailes 8-8.816Running
811+350GTrevor Gundaker 8-9.869Running
93-618HBrett Hamm 8-10.705Running
108-225BMike Benedum 8-11.083Running
1110-15Ethan Wilson 8-11.531Running
125-70Scott Bloomquist 0-8 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+139Tim McCreadie 80.0008Running
23+1157Mike Marlar 8-0.844Running
31-21HHudson O'Neal 8-1.291Running
45+122Chris Ferguson 8-2.560Running
54-148Colton Flinner 8-3.320Running
68+2119Bryan Bernheisel 8-3.879Running
77023BJohn Blankenship 8-4.694Running
89+115BDean Bowen 8-4.925Running
96-342HCarson Hocevar 8-5.994Running
1011+139CGreg Clark 8-6.324Running
1110-11ZLogan Zarin 8-7.313Running
1212065Brandon O'Neil 8-7.795Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+120Jimmy Owens 80.0008Running
23+124DMichael Brown 8-4.061Running
31-28Kyle Strickler 8-6.211Running
45+17Ross Robinson 8-6.612Running
54-110Garrett Smith 8-8.042Running
68+26JRParker Martin 8-8.606Running
770114Jordan Koehler 8-9.062Running
89+118PGray Parton 8-10.175Running
910+117Tim Vance 8-10.994Running
1011+1354Chris Nash 8-16.339Running
116-506Mike Lupfer 8-17.023Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017MDale McDowell 80.0008Running
22028Dennis Erb Jr8-1.636Running
34+181ETanner English 8-1.936Running
45+11TTyler Erb 8-4.341Running
56+19ZMason Zeigler 8-6.735Running
63-34PJohn Price 8-7.579Running
78+11CKenny Collins 8-8.408Running
89+149Jonathan Davenport 8-13.424Running
910+140BKyle Bronson 6-2 LapsDNF
107-322*Payton Freeman 2-6 LapsDNF
1111094Jason Miller 0-8 LapsDNS
1212012Cody Cubbage 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11088Trent Ivey 80.0008Running
25+3111VMax Blair 8-1.898Running
33032Dustin Mitchell 8-3.579Running
44011Gordy Gundaker 8-4.050Running
57+27WRicky Weiss 8-4.556Running
610+43SBrian Shirley 8-6.423Running
78+119RRyan Gustin 8-7.639Running
82-69PParker Price-Miller 8-7.672Running
912+344FStewart Friesen 8-8.389Running
106-411KAustin Kirkpatrick 8-8.762Running
119-2KFreddie Carpenter 8-10.626Running
1211-129Larry Grube 8-12.538Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+125Shane Clanton 80.0008Running
21-115Dale Hollidge 8-3.750Running
33018DDaulton Wilson 8-3.889Running
44030Ryan King 8-5.323Running
550B1Brent Larson 8-6.025Running
6602HZack Mitchell 8-6.941Running
79+2111Steven Roberts 8-7.294Running
87-128PTaylor Puckett 8-9.212Running
98-199BBoom Briggs 8-9.367Running
1010007Brian Ledbetter 8-12.497Running
111101LChuckie Lepsch 0-8 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12576Brandon Overton Evans, GA14.4620.000
2291HHudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN14.500-0.038
3228Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC14.667-0.205
4944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC14.694-0.232
52839Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY14.713-0.251
62720Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.817-0.355
71618HBrett Hamm Newberry, SC14.824-0.362
81157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN14.835-0.373
91824DMichael Brown Lancaster, SC14.840-0.378
101093Carson Ferguson Concord, NC14.900-0.438
111148Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA14.925-0.463
12710Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA14.928-0.466
13300Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN14.974-0.512
143322Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC14.997-0.535
15157Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE15.040-0.578
16342Cla Knight North Augusta, SC15.085-0.623
17242HCarson Hocevar Mooresville, NC15.094-0.632
182406Mike Lupfer Shermans Dale, PA15.097-0.635
19141Josh Richards Shinnston, WV15.195-0.733
203123BJohn Blankenship Knoxville, TN15.197-0.735
2112114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.225-0.763
221725BMike Benedum Salem, WV15.258-0.796
236119Bryan Bernheisel Jonestown, PA15.315-0.853
24326JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA15.332-0.870
2523421Anthony Sanders Spartanburg, SC15.350-0.888
26415BDean Bowen Fair Bluff, NC15.369-0.907
272118PGray Parton Rutherfordton, NC15.430-0.968
28345Ethan Wilson Fayetteville, NC15.448-0.986
29191ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA15.584-1.122
301317Tim Vance Clover, SC15.616-1.154
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11317MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA14.7120.000
21988Trent Ivey Union, SC14.850-0.138
33515Dale Hollidge Clements, MD14.903-0.191
43428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.922-0.210
5209PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN14.924-0.212
62925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.947-0.235
7214PJohn Price Mill Spring, NC14.971-0.259
8532Dustin Mitchell SELMA, NC14.996-0.284
9218DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC15.000-0.288
103081ETanner English Benton, KY15.000-0.288
111411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO15.013-0.301
122430Ryan King Seymour, TN15.024-0.312
13321TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX15.040-0.328
1428111VMax Blair Centerville, PA15.069-0.357
153B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.077-0.365
16279ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA15.089-0.377
172511KAustin Kirkpatrick Charlotte, NC15.102-0.390
18222HZack Mitchell Enoree, SC15.119-0.407
193122*Payton Freeman Commerce, GA15.119-0.407
2097WRicky Weiss Headingley, MB15.130-0.418
21128PTaylor Puckett Greer, SC15.135-0.423
22151CKenny Collins Colbert, GA15.185-0.473
23619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.207-0.495
24499BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA15.211-0.499
251649Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA15.244-0.532
2626KFreddie Carpenter Parkersburg, WV15.286-0.574
2711111Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA15.346-0.634
281040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.374-0.662
29333SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.485-0.773
30707Brian Ledbetter Stanley, NC15.729-1.017
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Event Info  
World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 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

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


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
5555 Concord Parkway S

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

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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