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Battle at the Border
Sharon Speedway | Hartford, Ohio
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Race Recap  

A SMOKEY SATURDAY NIGHT: Chris Madden Wins the Battle at the Border Finale at Sharon

Chris Madden is known for his patience in long-distance races. And his strategy worked to perfection in Saturday’s Battle at the Border finale at Sharon Speedway.

The Gray Court, SC driver bided his time before passing Gregg Satterlee and Tanner English for the lead on Lap 32 to earn his second World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models win in three days.

English and Satterlee led the field to the green flag in the 60-lap Feature, as the Benton, KY driver nosed ahead on the bottom and led until a caution came out on Lap 2 for Friday night’s winner Ryan Gustin.

On the next restart, it was Satterlee’s turn out front, as the Indiana, PA driver countered English’s inside line with a sweeping move on the outside of the track.

The two drivers waged war for the lead without changing lanes until a caution for Chub Frank on Lap 27 changed the race’s complexion.

When the race resumed, Satterlee and English continued their battle while Madden, who started fourth, moved toward the front.

“Smokey” closed in on the top two for the next three laps before he saw his opportunity on Lap 32.

With Satterlee up high, and English down low, Madden only had one place to go—the middle.

That’s when Madden’s Rocket XR1 gained momentum through Turns 1 and 2, pulling three wide with the other two drivers as they entered the backstretch.

Tanner English, Gregg Satterlee, and Chris Madden battle for the lead
Chris Madden begins to make his move for the lead on Lap 31, closing in on Gregg Satterlee and Tanner English/Jacy Norgaard photo

The epic three-way duel lasted until Turn 3, when Madden’s speed carried him past both drivers, giving him the lead with 29 laps to go.

From there, Madden navigated traffic with ease to score the $25,000 victory—his 35th career World of Outlaws triumph.

Madden said he stayed patient, knowing the track would come to him later in the race.

“It was greasy, and I just made sure I didn’t hurt my tires,” Madden said. “I waited until the racetrack widened out and pretty much waited for it to come to me. I wanted to be in contention around halfway, and I think it was right around halfway when we started putting the pressure on them guys.”

His patience also allowed him to be in the right place at the right time when the middle opened between English and Satterlee. He said he was grateful for how cleanly the three drivers raced for the lead.

“I’m thankful for two good drivers and both of them holding their line,” Madden said. “All it would’ve took was a squeeze on each one, and it would’ve been a disaster for everybody.

“But it was just racing with two really good, competitive drivers, and that’s what racing is. To do it three-wide on a dirt track is pretty awesome.”

Madden’s victory also helped him extend his Series points lead to 64 ahead of Bobby Pierce, who finished third.

Nick Hoffman, who finished seventh, is third in points—66 points behind Madden.

English crossed the line second after leading 16 laps.

Despite missing out on the victory, he said it wasn’t the tires that kept him out of Victory Lane.

“I feel like the track got greasy at the end,” English said. “I got a lot of tire left, and [Madden] kind of looked just as bad as I felt, so I don’t know if it just got greasy, and we were all the same at the end.

“I know I felt like I was babying it the whole time and just trying to make sure I kept it beneath me and didn’t spin it. But I felt pretty good, and he’s one of the best, and he’s getting on top of his game again, and he’s going to be hard to beat.”

Pierce’s third-place finish was his second podium of the Battle at the Border, on a night that his team had to hustle to make Qualifying after changing an engine before Hot Laps.

Bobby Pierce
Bobby Pierce finished third after having to change an engine less than an hour after Hot Laps/Jacy Norgaard photo

The Oakwood, IL driver called the third-place finish a success after what his team had to do to get him on the track.

“It’s definitely a success,” Pierce said. “We saw a lot of good cars get lapped tonight, and a lot of good cars just not finish up front. It’s been tough all weekend, and the adversity we fought was just crazy.

“We didn’t know when we had to hustle and bustle to get that stuff changed around if we’d even make Qualifying. And we were like, well, at least we got a provisional, so we’ll see what happens. What a night, and I can’t say enough thanks to all of my crew guys.”

Brian Shirley crossed the line fourth, while 2018 Series champion Mike Marlar rounded out the top five.

Satterlee, who led 14 laps of the Feature, fell to sixth after his car tightened up in the race’s closing stages.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models head to the Midwest for a tripleheader weekend. The Series visits Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL on Thursday, June 1, before traveling to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL on Friday, June 2. A trip to the Bluegrass State finishes the weekend with a stop at Paducah International Raceway on Saturday, June 3.

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 (60 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden[4]; 2. 96V-Tanner English[1]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley[8]; 5. 157-Mike Marlar[6]; 6. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 7. 9-Nick Hoffman[12]; 8. 97-Cade Dillard[7]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton[9]; 10. 36-Logan Martin[11]; 11. 1ST-Johnny Scott[13]; 12. 2S-Stormy Scott[10]; 13. B1-Brent Larson[22]; 14. B5-Brandon Sheppard[16]; 15. 0-Rick Eckert[20]; 16. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[18]; 17. 1C-Alex Ferree[21]; 18. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson[23]; 20. 30-Todd Cooney[25]; 21. 2-Dan Stone[17]; 22. 1Z-Logan Zarin[15]; 23. 1*-Chub Frank[14]; 24. 48-Colton Flinner[19]; 25. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Brent Larson [+9]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+344Chris Madden 600.00029Running150$25,000
21-196VTanner English 60-0.81116Running146$12,000
33032Bobby Pierce 60-1.894Running144$6,500
48+43SBrian Shirley 60-2.584Running142$5,250
56+1157Mike Marlar 60-6.665Running140$4,500
62-422Gregg Satterlee 60-10.10414Running138$4,000
712+59Nick Hoffman 60-11.374Running136$3,500
87-197Cade Dillard 60-11.907Running134$3,250
99025Shane Clanton 60-13.430Running132$3,000
1011+136Logan Martin 60-14.426Running130$2,800
1113+21STJohnny Scott 60-15.495Running128$2,500
1210-22SStormy Scott 60-16.751Running126$2,300
1322+9B1Brent Larson 60-16.881Running124$2,200
1416+2B5Brandon Sheppard 60-18.029Running122$2,100
1520+50Rick Eckert 60-19.009Running120$2,000
1618+228Dennis Erb Jr60-19.890Running118$1,900
1721+41CAlex Ferree 59-1 LapsRunning116$1,850
1824+611Gordy Gundaker 59-1 LapsRunning114$1,800
1923+440BKyle Bronson 59-1 LapsRunning112$1,750
2025+530Todd Cooney 58-2 LapsRunning110$110
2117-42Dan Stone 42-18 LapsDNF108$1,750
2215-71ZLogan Zarin 36-24 LapsDNF106$1,750
2314-91*Chub Frank 26-34 LapsDNF104$1,750
2419-548Colton Flinner 23-37 LapsDNF104$1,750
255-2019RRyan Gustin 3-57 LapsDNF104$1,750
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1102Dan Stone 100.00010Running0$0
23+148Colton Flinner 10-2.600Running0$0
35+21CAlex Ferree 10-3.983Running0$0
47+39SBreyton Santee 10-5.682Running100$110
59+43RKDaryl Charlier 10-8.244Running100$110
64-293Cory Lawler 10-9.691Running100$110
72-511Gordy Gundaker 10-10.003Running0$0
86-296Mike Smith 10-12.292Running100$110
98-140BKyle Bronson 5-5 LapsRunning0$0
1010027WEric Wilson 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
111100GDeshawn Gingerich 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11028Dennis Erb Jr100.00010Running0$0
2200Rick Eckert 10-2.136Running0$0
330B1Brent Larson 10-2.675Running0$0
440111Matt Lux 10-5.293Running100$110
5507Drake Troutman 10-5.888Running100$110
67+124Tyler Wyant 10-7.872Running100$110
79+28Rob Anderzack 10-8.782Running100$110
86-212BAndy Boozel 10-9.796Running100$110
98-130Todd Cooney 10-12.490Running0$0
1011+163Terry Rushlow 10-13.301Running100$110
1110-114WDustin Walker 10-14.615Running100$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 80.0008Running
22019RRyan Gustin 8-1.374Running
34+125Shane Clanton 8-3.457Running
45+11STJohnny Scott 8-4.208Running
53-22Dan Stone 8-4.750Running
67+148Colton Flinner 8-6.660Running
76-11CAlex Ferree 8-8.579Running
8809SBreyton Santee 8-8.677Running
9903RKDaryl Charlier 8-11.414Running
101000GDeshawn Gingerich 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+196VTanner English 80.0001Running
21-1157Mike Marlar 8-0.1177Running
35+236Logan Martin 8-1.849Running
47+31ZLogan Zarin 8-2.279Running
53-211Gordy Gundaker 8-2.471Running
68+293Cory Lawler 8-3.549Running
79+296Mike Smith 8-4.459Running
84-440BKyle Bronson 6-2 LapsDNF
96-327WEric Wilson 3-5 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+122Gregg Satterlee 80.0008Running
21-197Cade Dillard 8-0.507Running
35+22SStormy Scott 8-1.265Running
47+31*Chub Frank 8-2.232Running
54-128Dennis Erb Jr8-3.927Running
660B1Brent Larson 8-5.622Running
73-47Drake Troutman 8-6.319Running
89+124Tyler Wyant 8-7.947Running
98-18Rob Anderzack 8-10.265Running
1010063Terry Rushlow 8-15.601Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+132Bobby Pierce 80.0008Running
23+13SBrian Shirley 8-0.546Running
31-29Nick Hoffman 8-1.135Running
440B5Brandon Sheppard 8-2.851Running
56+10Rick Eckert 8-4.764Running
67+1111Matt Lux 8-5.988Running
75-212BAndy Boozel 8-8.336Running
88030Todd Cooney 8-11.711Running
99014WDustin Walker 8-12.463Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC16.6490.000
215157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.711-0.062
3719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA16.741-0.092
41696VTanner English Benton, KY16.751-0.102
522Dan Stone Thompson, PA16.788-0.139
61311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO16.845-0.196
7925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA16.996-0.347
8440BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL17.070-0.421
9191STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM17.122-0.473
10136Logan Martin West Plains, MO17.141-0.492
1151CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA17.176-0.527
121427WEric Wilson Cortland, OH17.332-0.683
13648Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA17.391-0.742
1481ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA17.566-0.917
15189SBreyton Santee Conneaut, OH17.629-0.980
16393Cory Lawler Hanover, PA17.760-1.111
17103RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.859-1.210
181296Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY18.582-1.933
19170GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA18.582-1.933
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1697Cade Dillard Robeline, LA16.6390.000
2119Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.680-0.041
3722Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA16.726-0.087
41632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL16.814-0.175
5127Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.828-0.189
6143SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL16.996-0.357
7528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL17.136-0.497
815B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL17.141-0.502
9132SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM17.166-0.527
101012BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY17.252-0.613
114B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN17.379-0.740
1280Rick Eckert York, PA17.418-0.779
1311*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA17.430-0.791
142111Matt Lux Franklin, PA17.636-0.997
15198Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH17.779-1.140
161830Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA17.883-1.244
17924Tyler Wyant Oil City, PA18.182-1.543
181714WDustin Walker Polk, MO18.266-1.627
19363Terry Rushlow Holland, OH18.818-2.179
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1309Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.8820.000
2317Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.956-0.074
32428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.976-0.094
4270Rick Eckert York, PA17.036-0.154
52597Cade Dillard Robeline, LA17.066-0.184
6333SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL17.137-0.255
723B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN17.177-0.295
8103RKDaryl Charlier Bulger, PA17.192-0.310
9201*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA17.212-0.330
101144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC17.286-0.404
112912BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY17.300-0.418
121696VTanner English Benton, KY17.347-0.465
13191STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM17.371-0.489
141311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO17.407-0.525
15925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA17.446-0.564
16719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA17.450-0.568
172622Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA17.459-0.577
18322SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM17.545-0.663
1934B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL17.570-0.688
201427WEric Wilson Cortland, OH17.592-0.710
21393Cory Lawler Hanover, PA17.665-0.783
22440BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL17.666-0.784
2381ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA17.667-0.785
2422Dan Stone Thompson, PA17.689-0.807
2515157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN17.736-0.854
2651CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA17.741-0.859
27648Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA17.844-0.962
28136Logan Martin West Plains, MO17.848-0.966
292263Terry Rushlow Holland, OH17.986-1.104
30189SBreyton Santee Conneaut, OH17.989-1.107
313730Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA18.000-1.118
3221111Matt Lux Franklin, PA18.009-1.127
333614WDustin Walker Polk, MO18.026-1.144
34170GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA18.101-1.219
35388Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH18.129-1.247
362824Tyler Wyant Oil City, PA18.181-1.299
371296Mike Smith ARKPORT, NY18.493-1.611
383532Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL18.493-1.611
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Battle at the Border
Saturday, May 27, 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
$25,000.00

Feature Laps Length
60

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
None

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
None

Handicapped Parking Location
Front gate entrance

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$25

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$25,000.00

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
Allowed

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
None

Parking Cost
None

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$25

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
0.375

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
Youngstown

Other Airport
Cleveland

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

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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