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Battle at the Border
Sharon Speedway | Hartford, Ohio
Friday, May 26, 2023
Race Recap  

TWO FOR THE REAPER: Ryan Gustin Wins Night Two of the Battle at The Border at Sharon

Less than a year after scoring his first career World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series win at Sharon Speedway, Ryan Gustin added another piece of history to his resume.

The Marshalltown, IA driver held off a late charge by Kyle Bronson to win his second Feature at the Ohio facility on Friday, becoming the first driver to win a second World of Outlaws race at the track.

Gustin and Bronson led the field to the green in the 25-lap Feature as “The Reaper” quickly pulled away from the #40B.

While Gustin continued his torrid pace early in the Feature, two cautions slowed the field. The first was for Stormy Scott’s flat tire on Lap 6, and the second was for Alex Ferree, who stopped in Turn 4 on Lap 15.

On the restart following the caution for Ferree, Bronson took his chance at trying to wrestle the lead from Gustin.

The Brandon, FL driver thundered to the top side, clearing Sheppard and closing on Gustin’s Rocket XR1.

Ryan Gustin and Kyle Bronson
Kyle Bronson tries to chase down Ryan Gustin/Jacy Norgaard photo

But just as Bronson was a few car lengths behind, Gustin slid up the track in Turns 1 and 2, taking the lane away.

From there, Gustin held on, leading all 25 laps to earn his second World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models win of the season and fourth overall.

Gustin alluded to his team’s tire choice as one reason he bounced back from Thursday’s ninth-place finish.

“I had a little bit different tire selection,” Gustin said. “And really, the race car was a fair bit different too. I don’t know, [Taylon Center, his crew chief] just went to work and got us where we needed to be. I’ve been trying to give him the best information I can in the seat, and basically, we hit it tonight.”

Despite making the lane change in the race’s closing laps, Gustin said he didn’t realize Bronson was there.

However, he was glad he moved to the top as it helped him grab the $6,000 payday.

“It sounded like he was ripping the top,” Gustin said. “I felt really good on the bottom until the tire kind of got hot, and the brown started going away. Once that’s gone, then the top comes in hard for a little while until the bottom kind of cleans up.

“TC was telling me to rip the fence, and I’m glad we went up there when we did because it sounded like he was right there.”

Bronson crossed the line second, his second World of Outlaws podium of the 2023 season.

The Brandon, FL driver said he made one mistake that cost him the victory.

“I made one wrong move,” Bronson said. “I felt like as soon as [Gustin] moved up to the cushion, the next corner, I felt like he was going to run the top, and he was going to the bottom, and I was already committed down there. That was my chance to slide him there, and I should’ve just blasted the top. I made one mistake, and I felt like it cost me the race.”

Four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard crossed the line third—his second podium in the last four races.

Brandon Sheppard
Brandon Sheppard scored his 2nd Series podium of 2023/Jacy Norgaard photo

The New Berlin, IL driver had a chance to pass Bronson on both restarts but couldn’t make the pass.

Despite that, Sheppard said he feels good about his weekend heading into Saturday’s finale.

“We had a really maneuverable car,” Sheppard said. “All in all, it’s been a pretty good weekend so far. I probably could’ve went to the top there and made some more speed. Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. I didn’t.”

“The consistency is there; we just need to be a couple of spots better. I think we have a car capable of doing it. We just have to make it happen.”

Mike Marlar, the 2018 Series champion, finished fourth, and Series points leader Chris Madden rounded out the top five.

Gustin’s victory cut Madden’s points lead to 30 as both drivers battle for their first World of Outlaws championship.

Bronson moved back to third in points—38 points behind Madden.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to Sharon Speedway for the final night of the Battle at the Border on Saturday, May 27. Drivers will battle in a 60-lap Feature, with $25,000 on the line.

Fans can also meet their favorite drivers on Saturday in an autograph session on the track’s midway from 4-5pm.


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: 1. 19R-Ryan Gustin[2]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard[5]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[8]; 5. 44-Chris Madden[7]; 6. 32-Bobby Pierce[12]; 7. 96V-Tanner English[11]; 8. B1-Brent Larson[13]; 9. 9-Nick Hoffman[9]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton[10]; 11. 1ST-Johnny Scott[4]; 12. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 13. 3S-Brian Shirley[22]; 14. 11-Gordy Gundaker[23]; 15. 97-Cade Dillard[14]; 16. 2S-Stormy Scott[21]; 17. 0-Rick Eckert[16]; 18. 4S-Ryan Montgomery[20]; 19. 30-Todd Cooney[24]; 20. 36-Logan Martin[15]; 21. 14W-Dustin Walker[25]; 22. 7-Drake Troutman[3]; 23. 1C-Alex Ferree[18]; 24. 22-Gregg Satterlee[17]; 25. 1*-Chub Frank[19] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Brian Shirley [+9]
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Feature Results
12+119RRyan Gustin 250.00025Running150$6,000
21-140BKyle Bronson 25-1.291Running146$3,000
35+2B5Brandon Sheppard 25-2.050Running144$2,000
48+4157Mike Marlar 25-3.129Running142$1,750
57+244Chris Madden 25-3.360Running140$1,500
612+632Bobby Pierce 25-4.142Running138$1,400
711+496VTanner English 25-4.593Running136$1,300
813+5B1Brent Larson 25-6.271Running134$1,200
9909Nick Hoffman 25-8.498Running132$1,100
1010025Shane Clanton 25-11.791Running130$1,000
114-71STJohnny Scott 25-12.077Running128$900
126-628Dennis Erb Jr25-13.338Running126$850
1322+93SBrian Shirley 25-13.885Running124$800
1423+911Gordy Gundaker 25-14.661Running122$775
1514-197Cade Dillard 25-15.075Running120$750
1621+52SStormy Scott 25-16.905Running118$700
1716-10Rick Eckert 25-17.111Running116$660
1820+24SRyan Montgomery 25-17.538Running114$640
1924+530Todd Cooney 25-18.428Running112$620
2015-536Logan Martin 25-19.166Running110$600
2125+414WDustin Walker 24-1 LapsRunning108$110
223-197Drake Troutman 22-3 LapsDNF106$600
2318-51CAlex Ferree 15-10 LapsDNF104$600
2417-722Gregg Satterlee 15-10 LapsDNF104$600
2519-61*Chub Frank 14-11 LapsDNF104$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brian Shirley
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
14+322Gregg Satterlee 100.0007Running0$0
23+11*Chub Frank 10-0.220Running0$0
32-12SStormy Scott 10-0.5933Running0$0
41-348Colton Flinner 10-3.236Running100$110
58+3111Matt Lux 10-6.883Running100$110
67+13RKDaryl Charlier 10-8.397Running100$110
76-12Dan Stone 10-9.157Running100$110
811+38Rob Anderzack 10-11.182Running100$110
99014WDustin Walker 10-11.940Running0$0
101009YLevi Yetter 10-14.766Running100$110
1112+196Mike Smith 10-18.839Running100$110
125-71ZLogan Zarin 9-1 LapsRunning100$110
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+11CAlex Ferree 100.00010Running0$0
21-14SRyan Montgomery 10-0.141Running0$0
3303SBrian Shirley 10-0.676Running0$0
45+130Todd Cooney 10-4.413Running0$0
57+293Cory Lawler 10-5.754Running100$110
64-20GDeshawn Gingerich 10-10.057Running100$110
79+227WEric Wilson 10-10.256Running100$110
88012BAndy Boozel 10-11.406Running100$110
96-324Tyler Wyant 10-12.263Running100$110
1011+114RClay Ruffo 2-8 LapsDNF100$110
1110-111Gordy Gundaker 2-8 LapsDNF0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+140BKyle Bronson 80.0008Running
21-128Dennis Erb Jr8-1.352Running
3309Nick Hoffman 8-2.430Running
440B1Brent Larson 8-3.659Running
55048Colton Flinner 8-6.909Running
6601*Chub Frank 8-8.411Running
78+11ZLogan Zarin 8-10.015Running
87-13RKDaryl Charlier 8-10.528Running
99014WDustin Walker 8-11.723Running
101008Rob Anderzack 8-12.233Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11019RRyan Gustin 80.0008Running
23+1157Mike Marlar 8-1.874Running
34+196VTanner English 8-6.727Running
42-236Logan Martin 8-6.929Running
5502SStormy Scott 8-8.822Running
67+122Gregg Satterlee 8-9.169Running
76-12Dan Stone 8-10.103Running
880111Matt Lux 8-12.129Running
9909YLevi Yetter 8-12.525Running
1010096Mike Smith 8-18.284Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107Drake Troutman 80.0008Running
24+244Chris Madden 8-1.178Running
32-125Shane Clanton 8-4.251Running
43-197Cade Dillard 8-5.579Running
56+14SRyan Montgomery 8-6.153Running
65-13SBrian Shirley 8-7.440Running
77030Todd Cooney 8-9.314Running
89+193Cory Lawler 8-11.032Running
910+127WEric Wilson 8-11.606Running
108-214RClay Ruffo 8-15.503Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11STJohnny Scott 80.0008Running
21-1B5Brandon Sheppard 8-0.451Running
33032Bobby Pierce 8-0.489Running
45+10Rick Eckert 8-1.538Running
56+11CAlex Ferree 8-4.001Running
68+20GDeshawn Gingerich 8-8.182Running
79+224Tyler Wyant 8-9.582Running
87-112BAndy Boozel 8-11.714Running
94-511Gordy Gundaker 2-6 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.3830.000
2319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA16.537-0.154
3640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL16.658-0.275
4136Logan Martin West Plains, MO16.683-0.300
589Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.800-0.417
611157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.821-0.438
712B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.879-0.496
81896VTanner English Benton, KY16.907-0.524
9748Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA17.000-0.617
10132SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM17.087-0.704
11101*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA17.146-0.763
12192Dan Stone Thompson, PA17.157-0.774
1343RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.168-0.785
141422Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA17.272-0.889
15151ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA17.516-1.133
169111Matt Lux Franklin, PA17.555-1.172
17214WDustin Walker Polk, MO17.637-1.254
18169YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA17.674-1.291
19178Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH17.936-1.553
202096Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY18.466-2.083
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
137Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.5070.000
215B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL16.802-0.295
31725Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA16.937-0.430
471STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM16.967-0.460
5297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA17.016-0.509
61832Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL17.030-0.523
7944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC17.286-0.779
81411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO17.300-0.793
9123SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL17.302-0.795
1080Rick Eckert York, PA17.431-0.924
11104SRyan Montgomery Fairmont, WV17.550-1.043
1251CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA17.748-1.241
13630Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA17.845-1.338
14412BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY17.856-1.349
151114RClay Ruffo Mercer, PA17.922-1.415
16130GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA17.944-1.437
171993Cory Lawler Hanover, PA17.984-1.477
18124Tyler Wyant Oil City, PA18.066-1.559
191627WEric Wilson Cortland, OH18.101-1.594
Hot Laps Results
1280Rick Eckert York, PA16.7690.000
22297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA16.807-0.038
33832Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL16.847-0.078
42944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC16.874-0.105
53725Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA16.901-0.132
6271STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM16.976-0.207
7323SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL17.028-0.259
8251CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA17.130-0.361
912B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN17.141-0.372
1011157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN17.175-0.406
11132SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM17.177-0.408
123411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO17.222-0.453
13319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA17.245-0.476
1435B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL17.245-0.476
1589Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC17.255-0.486
162630Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA17.264-0.495
17192Dan Stone Thompson, PA17.329-0.560
181422Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA17.405-0.636
192412BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY17.450-0.681
203114RClay Ruffo Mercer, PA17.473-0.704
213993Cory Lawler Hanover, PA17.480-0.711
22101*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA17.517-0.748
23528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL17.528-0.759
24330GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA17.568-0.799
25237Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA17.602-0.833
261896VTanner English Benton, KY17.609-0.840
2743RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.642-0.873
28640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL17.725-0.956
29178Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH17.855-1.086
303627WEric Wilson Cortland, OH17.910-1.141
31136Logan Martin West Plains, MO17.994-1.225
322124Tyler Wyant Oil City, PA18.181-1.412
33748Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA18.368-1.599
34169YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA18.464-1.695
35214WDustin Walker Polk, MO18.511-1.742
369111Matt Lux Franklin, PA18.511-1.742
37304SRyan Montgomery Fairmont, WV18.511-1.742
382096Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY18.511-1.742
39151ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA18.511-1.742
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Event Info  

Battle at the Border
Friday, May 26, 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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