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Battle at the Border
Sharon Speedway | Hartford, Ohio
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Race Recap  

SHARON SMOKE: Chris Madden Dominates Opening Night of Sharon’s Battle at the Border

Chris Madden has been consistent with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series all season. But in 2023, a victory had eluded the Gray Court, SC driver.

That changed Thursday night at Sharon Speedway as Madden dominated the 25-lap Feature to score his first Series win of the season.

“Smokey” stormed by Drake Troutman on the opening lap, taking the lead in Turn 1 and quickly pulling away.

From there, some lap traffic and the race’s only caution didn’t faze the Series points leader as he cruised to the $6,000 win.

Chris Madden at Sharon Speedway
Chris Madden extended his points lead to 40 over Ryan Gustin/Jacy Norgaard photo

Madden said it was the best his Rocket Chassis had felt all season.

“It’s the best it’s been all year,” Madden said. “We’ve just haven’t been able to put a finger on it and find it, but we’ve worked extremely hard, changed quite a few things, and I think we’re at least in the ballpark now. We have something we can work with.

“I’m just happy to have a balance I can feel and work off of again.”

The win is Madden’s 34th career World of Outlaws triumph, moving him to seventh on the all-time wins list.

He stated he’s grateful for everyone who’s stuck by him, despite struggling early in the year.

“I just want to thank my sponsors and my guys for not giving up on me,” Madden said. “This is a tough, humbling sport. Everybody’s got to be tough, and your skin’s got to be thick to do this. You got to have good guys and good sponsors that stick with you through the toughness. We’re just thankful to have those.”

Madden’s win extends his points lead to 40 points over Ryan Gustin, who finished ninth.

For a complete look at the points standings, CLICK HERE.

Bobby Pierce finished second, his third straight World of Outlaws top five, after electing to go to his backup car shortly before Hot Laps.

The Oakwood, IL driver set fast time in Group B of Low-E Insulation Qualifying but finished second to Madden in the Heat Race.

Pierce said he felt it might’ve been a different outcome in the Feature if he had won his heat.

“I think we could’ve possibly got the job done tonight if we would’ve beaten Madden in that Heat Race,” Pierce said. “We had a really good battle in the Heat Race, and for him to be the one who won the race, I guess it’s not too bad. That says we weren’t a bad second place.”

Mike Marlar and Bobby Pierce
Mike Marlar battles with Bobby Pierce for 2nd place/Jacy Norgaard photo

Mike Marlar, the 2018 Series champion, crossed the line third.

The Winfield, TN driver said his tire choice and the race’s only caution, involving Gregg Satterlee, Breyton Santee, and Drake Troutman, kept Marlar from rising further.

“I was a touch harder on tires than any of the guys around me,” Marlar said. “I got into second, and then when I got into traffic, my tires started working, and I moved out into the middle of the track. I was making some gain on [Madden], and then we had that caution, and it kind of reset everything in a short race.

“I lost two spots, and then after a few laps, my tires came back alive again, and I got one of them back. It’s just one of them deals when everyone is so close in competition. A lot of times, tire choice can make a big difference.”

Four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard finished fourth, and Germfree Lab Rookie of the Year leader Nick Hoffman rounded out the top five.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models return to Sharon Speedway on Friday, May 26 for night two of the Battle at the Border. Drivers will return for another 25-lap Feature paying $6,000-to-win.


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 (25 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden[2]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard[8]; 5. 9-Nick Hoffman[7]; 6. 3S-Brian Shirley[11]; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson[13]; 8. 96V-Tanner English[16]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin[6]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton[14]; 11. B1-Brent Larson[24]; 12. 1C-Alex Ferree[9]; 13. 1*-Chub Frank[17]; 14. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[10]; 15. 1ST-Johnny Scott[18]; 16. 2S-Stormy Scott[12]; 17. 11-Gordy Gundaker[23]; 18. 0-Rick Eckert[15]; 19. 36-Logan Martin[20]; 20. 27W-Eric Wilson[22]; 21. 97-Cade Dillard[21]; 22. 30-Todd Cooney[25]; 23. 14W-Dustin Walker[26]; 24. 7T-Drake Troutman[1]; 25. 22-Gregg Satterlee[4]; 26. 9S-Breyton Santee[19] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Brent Larson [+13]

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Feature Results
12+144Chris Madden 250.00025Running150$6,000
25+332Bobby Pierce 25-2.570Running146$3,000
330157Mike Marlar 25-3.252Running144$2,000
48+4B5Brandon Sheppard 25-3.695Running142$1,750
57+29Nick Hoffman 25-4.678Running140$1,500
611+53SBrian Shirley 25-5.758Running138$1,400
713+640BKyle Bronson 25-7.752Running136$1,300
816+896VTanner English 25-8.255Running134$1,200
96-319RRyan Gustin 25-8.675Running132$1,100
1014+425Shane Clanton 25-9.920Running130$1,000
1124+13B1Brent Larson 25-10.847Running128$900
129-31CAlex Ferree 25-11.441Running126$850
1317+41*Chub Frank 25-12.269Running124$800
1410-428Dennis Erb Jr25-13.207Running122$775
1518+31STJohnny Scott 25-13.871Running120$750
1612-42SStormy Scott 25-15.012Running118$700
1723+611Gordy Gundaker 25-16.378Running116$660
1815-30Rick Eckert 25-17.121Running114$640
1920+136Logan Martin 25-17.528Running112$620
2022+227WEric Wilson 25-18.539Running110$600
2121097Cade Dillard 25-19.098Running108$600
2225+330Todd Cooney 23-2 LapsRunning106$110
2326+314WDustin Walker 23-2 LapsRunning104$110
241-237TDrake Troutman 13-12 LapsDNF104$600
254-2122Gregg Satterlee 13-12 LapsDNF104$600
2619-79SBreyton Santee 12-13 LapsDNF104$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson
Last Chance Showdown Results
1101*Chub Frank 00.000Running0$0
2209SBreyton Santee 0-2.510Running0$0
312+997Cade Dillard 0-3.242Running0$0
4402Dan Stone 0-4.305Running100$110
53-20GDeshawn Gingerich 0-5.548Running100$110
65-11ZLogan Zarin 0-6.896Running100$110
79+29YLevi Yetter 0-7.634Running100$110
86-293Cory Lawler 0-7.842Running100$110
910+114WDustin Walker 0-9.240Running0$110
1011+113XKenny Schaffer 0-10.061Running100$110
117-4J4John Garvin Jr0139.229Running100$110
128-411Gordy Gundaker 0139.229DNS0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+11STJohnny Scott 00.000Running0$0
21-136Logan Martin 0-3.570Running0$0
33027WEric Wilson 0-4.361Running0$0
440111Matt Lux 0-5.258Running100$110
57+23RKDaryl Charlier 0-6.007Running100$110
68+2B1Brent Larson 0-7.538Running0$0
76-148Colton Flinner 0-8.702Running100$110
85-312BAndy Boozel 0-8.912Running100$110
9908Rob Anderzack 0-11.127Running100$110
1010030Todd Cooney 0-15.001Running0$0
1111096Mike Smith 0-16.012Running100$110
1212014RClay Ruffo 0-16.511Running100$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 00.000Running
23+1B5Brandon Sheppard 0-0.694Running
32-11CAlex Ferree 0-4.219Running
44040BKyle Bronson 0-5.527Running
5501*Chub Frank 0-6.127Running
6600GDeshawn Gingerich 0-9.369Running
78+11ZLogan Zarin 0-9.673Running
89+1J4John Garvin Jr0-11.205Running
97-29YLevi Yetter 0-12.797Running
1010013XKenny Schaffer 0-15.670Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+322Gregg Satterlee 00.000Running
21-19Nick Hoffman 0-0.570Running
3303SBrian Shirley 0-2.031Running
45+10Rick Eckert 0-3.839Running
57+29SBreyton Santee 0-8.163Running
68+22Dan Stone 0-9.667Running
79+293Cory Lawler 0-10.831Running
86-211Gordy Gundaker 0-10.837Running
910+114WDustin Walker 0-14.006Running
102-897Cade Dillard 0-14.006Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+144Chris Madden 00.000Running
21-132Bobby Pierce 0-0.413Running
35+228Dennis Erb Jr0-2.177Running
43-125Shane Clanton 0-2.233Running
54-136Logan Martin 0-6.509Running
66027WEric Wilson 0-8.245Running
78+112BAndy Boozel 0-10.478Running
87-13RKDaryl Charlier 0-11.577Running
9908Rob Anderzack 0-12.666Running
1010096Mike Smith 0-15.907Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107TDrake Troutman 00.000Running
22019RRyan Gustin 0-1.067Running
34+12SStormy Scott 0-4.159Running
43-196VTanner English 0-5.258Running
5501STJohnny Scott 0-6.131Running
68+2111Matt Lux 0-7.844Running
76-148Colton Flinner 0-9.086Running
87-1B1Brent Larson 0-9.465Running
910+130Todd Cooney 0-14.468Running
109-114RClay Ruffo 0-15.142Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
115157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.8660.000
239Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.893-0.027
371CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA16.967-0.101
4697Cade Dillard Robeline, LA17.132-0.266
510B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL17.135-0.269
623SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL17.183-0.317
71740BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL17.202-0.336
81422Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA17.288-0.422
9191*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA17.466-0.600
1050Rick Eckert York, PA17.478-0.612
1180GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA17.561-0.695
121311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO17.596-0.730
13119YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA17.701-0.835
1449SBreyton Santee Conneaut, OH17.733-0.867
1591ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA17.851-0.985
16202Dan Stone Thompson, PA17.921-1.055
1718J4John Garvin JrSarver, PA18.069-1.203
181693Cory Lawler Hanover, PA18.081-1.215
19113XKenny Schaffer DaBois, PA18.240-1.374
201214WDustin Walker Polk, MO18.307-1.441
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11932Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL17.0090.000
217TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA17.098-0.089
3544Chris Madden Gray Court, SC17.160-0.151
41719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA17.383-0.374
5725Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA17.497-0.488
6396VTanner English Benton, KY17.574-0.565
7236Logan Martin West Plains, MO17.655-0.646
8182SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM17.685-0.676
9628Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL17.765-0.756
10101STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM17.769-0.760
11827WEric Wilson Cortland, OH17.791-0.782
12448Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA17.893-0.884
13133RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.923-0.914
1411B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN17.940-0.931
152012BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY18.100-1.091
1616111Matt Lux Franklin, PA18.198-1.189
17128Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH18.516-1.507
181514RClay Ruffo Mercer, PA18.719-1.710
19996Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY19.161-2.152
201430Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA19.161-2.152
Hot Laps Results
115157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.4480.000
22448Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA16.472-0.024
32396VTanner English Benton, KY16.487-0.039
439Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.489-0.041
5217TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.498-0.050
610B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL16.522-0.074
72236Logan Martin West Plains, MO16.551-0.103
82725Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA16.596-0.148
91740BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL16.618-0.170
10191*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA16.643-0.195
112544Chris Madden Gray Court, SC16.724-0.276
12202Dan Stone Thompson, PA16.742-0.294
1331B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.757-0.309
14119YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA16.785-0.337
1571CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA16.788-0.340
1623SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL16.793-0.345
17697Cade Dillard Robeline, LA16.806-0.358
181422Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA16.811-0.363
191311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO16.850-0.402
2018J4John Garvin JrSarver, PA16.872-0.424
21301STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM16.877-0.429
223719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA16.936-0.488
23382SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM16.978-0.530
242628Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL17.026-0.578
252827WEric Wilson Cortland, OH17.232-0.784
2650Rick Eckert York, PA17.272-0.824
2749SBreyton Santee Conneaut, OH17.294-0.846
28333RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.328-0.880
291693Cory Lawler Hanover, PA17.389-0.941
3091ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA17.462-1.014
31113XKenny Schaffer DaBois, PA17.510-1.062
32328Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH17.516-1.068
331214WDustin Walker Polk, MO17.540-1.092
343430Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA17.549-1.101
3536111Matt Lux Franklin, PA17.626-1.178
363514RClay Ruffo Mercer, PA17.697-1.249
374012BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY17.943-1.495
382996Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY17.976-1.528
3980GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA18.337-1.889
403932Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL18.337-1.889
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Battle at the Border
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Sharon Speedway
3241 Custer Orangeville Rd
Hartford, Ohio 44424 

Event Description
A Memorial Day tripleheader is on tap for the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models as they spend three nights at Sharon Speedway.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
Thursday, May 25, 2023
2:00PM Pit Gates Open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates Open
5PM - 6:30PM Sign up for Cornhole Tournament at the Be An Outlaw Tent in the Midway
6:30PM World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Hot Laps
RUSH Sprint Car Hot Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Low-E Insulation Qualifying - 2 Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Heat Races - 8 Laps
RUSH Sprint Car Heat Races - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Redraw
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Last Chance Showdown - 10 Laps
RUSH Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown (if Needed)
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Feature - 25 Laps
RUSH Sprint Car Feature - 20 Laps

Friday, May 26, 2023
12 PM Cornhole Tournament (Fan Zone) *Sign up on Thursday at the Be An Outlaws Tent*
2 PM Pit Gates Open
5 PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30 PM World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Hot Laps
RUSH Modifieds Hot Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Low-E Insulation Qualifying - 2 Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Heat Races - 8 Laps
RUSH Modifieds Heat Races - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Redraw
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Last Chance Showdowns - 10 Laps
RUSH modifieds Last Chance Showdown (if needed)
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Feature - 25 Laps
RUSH Modifieds Feature - 20 Laps
Bob Seger tribute band Against the Wind playing after racing!

Saturday, May 27, 2023
2PM Pit Gates Open
4PM Grandstand Gate Open
4PM - 5PM Driver Autograph Session
6:30 PM World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Hot Laps
Econo Modifieds Hot Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Low-E Insulation Qualifying - 2 Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Heat Races - 8 Laps
Econo Modifieds Heat Races - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Redraw
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Last Chance Showdowns - 10 Laps
Econo Modifieds Last Chance Showdown (if needed)
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Feature - 60 Laps
Econo Modifieds Feature - 20 Laps

**All Times and Schedule Subject to Change**
*All times Eastern

Entertainment/Additional Events
Thurs. May 25: Cornhole tournament sign up at the World of Outlaw tent beginning at 4p
Fri. May 26: Cornhole tournament: 12p-2p in the Fan Zone; Live music from Against the Wind following racing
Sat. May 27: Driver autograph session: 4p-5p

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
3-Day Reserved: $90 Advanced / $110 Day of
3-Day GA: $80 Advanced / $100 Day of
3-Day GA: (12 & under): $25
2-Day Reserved: $65 Advanced / $70 Day of
2-Day GA: $60 Advanced / $65 Day of
2-Day GA (12 & under): $20
Thursday Reserved: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Thursday GA: $30 Advanced / $35 Day of
Friday Reserved: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Friday GA: $30 Advanced / $35 Day of
Saturday Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of
Saturday GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Single Day GA (12 & under): $10

Grandstand Type
Bleachers - No backs

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Located on frontstretch and backstretch

Pit Pass Price
3-day Pits - $110 2-day Pits - $80 Thursday Pits - $40 Friday Pits - $40 Saturday Pits - $45

Pit Age Requirement
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Front gate entrance

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating

Handicapped Seating
Located on frontstretch and backstretch

Handicapped Parking
Front gate entrance

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

Alcohol Sales
Not allowed in

Smoking Policy
No smoking allowed in grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Sharon Speedway
3241 Custer Orangeville Rd
Hartford, Ohio 44424 

Track Phone
(330) 772-5481

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

Sprint Car Track Record
12.704 seconds by Danny Holtgraver on 8/20/13

Late Model Track Record
14.842 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 4/21/17

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Hoosier (Open)

Left Rear & Right Front Tire:
Hoosier (90) NLMT2, (90) LM20.

Right Rear Tire:
Hoosier (92) NLMT2 (92) LM20 (92) NLMT3, (92) LM30.

**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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