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World of Outlaws Mason City Showdown
Mason City Motor Speedway | Mason City, Iowa
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Race Recap  

BACK-TO-BACK FOR BOBBY: Bobby Pierce Wins at Mason City, Takes Over Series Points Lead

Track position and a stroke of luck allowed Bobby Pierce to find World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models Victory Lane for the second consecutive Feature.

The Oakwood, IL driver inherited the lead after Tanner English got a flat tire and held on to win Tuesday night at Mason City Motor Speedway.

English, the outside pole sitter, took the lead on Lap 1, hoping to win his third consecutive World of Outlaws race in Iowa. But before he could pull away, a red flag came out on Lap 6 when Jason Strand flipped after hitting the entrance to the pit area in Turn 3.

When the race resumed, English dealt with pressure from Pierce, as the two waged war in lap traffic along with Shane Clanton and Brian Shirley. However, that battle led to English’s eventual downfall. Contact with Bobby Hansen, a lap car, punctured English’s right rear tire, causing it to go flat.

Tanner English, Bobby Pierce, and Shane Clanton
Tanner English leads Bobby Pierce and Shane Clanton early in Tuesday’s Feature at Mason City/Jacy Norgaard photo

The tire held together until Lap 26, when the Viper Motorsports #96V slowed on the front stretch, handing the lead to Pierce.

From there, Pierce when unchallenged over the final 14 laps to earn the $10,000 prize and his eighth career World of Outlaws win.

Despite his triumph, Pierce said he was worried about his right rear tire and how long it might hold up.

“Tanner got the jump on me, and he was keeping a really good pace,” Pierce said. “Clanton was there with us, too. Good thing we got a good redraw tonight. I saw Tanner’s right rear getting low, and I didn’t know if it was his setup or his tire. I was more nervous because I hoped it didn’t happen to me. My tire was completely bald because of the rubber, and we definitely got a little luck tonight.”

With the win, Pierce also takes over the Series points lead from Chris Madden, who finished 13th. “The Smooth Operator” leads by 12 points over Germfree Labs Rookie of the Year contender Nick Hoffman, who finished fifth. Meanwhile, Madden dropped to third—22 points behind Pierce.

While his focus is still on winning races, Pierce said his team’s hard work all season led to the change at the top of the standings.

“It’s a challenge for us, and we like a challenge,” Pierce said. “It’s something fun and intriguing to look at the end of the day when you’re done racing. All the hard work is paying off from making gains at this point.”

Clanton crossed the line second, narrowly missing out on his second win at Mason City. It’s the second consecutive podium for the 2015 Series champion, who said the red flag on Lap 6 impacted his chances of getting to the front.

Shane Clanton
Shane Clanton earned his 2nd straight podium finish/Jacy Norgaard photo

“If the red flag doesn’t come out, I think we had them right where we wanted them,” Clanton said. “You can’t see their crew guys, so no one knew I was coming off three and four. So, I think I could’ve gotten both of the other two. I don’t know if we could’ve or not, but we were slicing and dicing until it really rubbered. If I had track position, I probably would’ve won the race.”

Like Clanton, four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard scored his second straight podium, finishing third.

The New Berlin, IL driver said he was happy with how his Longhorn Chassis drove in the Feature, but that he still needs improvement earlier in the night.

“We had a really good car tonight all night long,” Sheppard said. “The track is what it is. We had a good car all night. We have to work on our Qualifying program. That’s where we’re lacking right now. We just have to work on that a little bit and get a little better there.

“We just have to hopefully keep this thing up front and keep our consistency going and the wins and that stuff are going to come eventually.”

Mike Marlar, the 2018 Series champion, finished fourth.

English crossed the line 19th after leading 24 laps. He was disappointed with his finish, saying he felt it was his race to lose.

“It wasn’t like it went down because of the rubber,” English said. “It went down because we made contact with [Hansen]. We went into the corner, and he turned left on me. I gave him all that racetrack up there. It’s a tough deal to be that close and let it go like that.”

UP NEXT: World of Outlaws Heartland Speedweek continues with a trip to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Wednesday, June 28.

Then, the Series moves north to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, June 30, before closing out the inaugural Speedweek on Saturday July 1 at I-94 EMR Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.

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CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Feature (40 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard[7]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[4]; 5. 9-Nick Hoffman[5]; 6. B1-Brent Larson[12]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[11]; 8. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 9. 32S-Chris Simpson[9]; 10. 97-Cade Dillard[10]; 11. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[16]; 12. 40B-Kyle Bronson[14]; 13. 44-Chris Madden[13]; 14. 11-Gordy Gundaker[18]; 15. 1ST-Johnny Scott[17]; 16. 77-Jordan Yaggy[20]; 17. 76-Blair Nothdurft[21]; 18. 3S-Brian Shirley[3]; 19. 96V-Tanner English[2]; 20. 14W-Dustin Walker[22]; 21. 30-Todd Cooney[15]; 22. 9*-Bobby Hansen[23]; 23. E85-Jason Strand[19]; 24. (DNS) 29-Spencer Diercks Fox Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson [+6]

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Feature Results
11032Bobby Pierce 400.00016Running150$10,000
26+425Shane Clanton 40-0.745Running146$6,000
37+4B5Brandon Sheppard 40-1.905Running144$3,500
440157Mike Marlar 40-2.657Running142$2,800
5509Nick Hoffman 40-3.241Running140$2,500
612+6B1Brent Larson 40-3.693Running138$2,300
711+419RRyan Gustin 40-4.314Running136$2,200
88028Dennis Erb Jr40-4.845Running134$2,100
99032SChris Simpson 40-5.814Running132$2,050
1010097Cade Dillard 40-6.309Running130$2,000
1116+522Daniel Hilsabeck 40-6.452Running128$1,600
1214+240BKyle Bronson 40-7.038Running126$1,400
1313044Chris Madden 40-7.118Running124$1,200
1418+411Gordy Gundaker 40-7.910Running122$1,100
1517+21STJohnny Scott 40-8.477Running120$1,050
1620+477Jordan Yaggy 40-8.967Running118$1,000
1721+476Blair Nothdurft 40-9.558Running116$1,000
183-153SBrian Shirley 40-9.841Running114$1,000
192-1796VTanner English 40-10.47324Running112$1,000
2022+214WDustin Walker 40-11.368Running110$1,000
2115-630Todd Cooney 40-11.782Running108$1,000
2223+19*Bobby Hansen 17-23 LapsDNF106$1,000
2319-4E85Jason Strand 5-35 LapsDNF104$1,000
2424029Spencer Diercks 0-40 LapsDNS100$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109Nick Hoffman 80.0008Running
2203SBrian Shirley 8-1.021Running
330B5Brandon Sheppard 8-2.278Running
44097Cade Dillard 8-2.865Running
55044Chris Madden 8-2.969Running
66022Daniel Hilsabeck 8-4.765Running
770E85Jason Strand 8-6.466Running
88014WDustin Walker 8-7.722Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 80.0008Running
22096VTanner English 8-1.524Running
33028Dennis Erb Jr8-2.947Running
44019RRyan Gustin 8-4.339Running
56+140BKyle Bronson 8-4.517Running
65-11STJohnny Scott 8-5.813Running
77077Jordan Yaggy 8-6.673Running
8809*Bobby Hansen 8-10.200Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+125Shane Clanton 80.0008Running
21-1157Mike Marlar 8-1.130Running
34+132SChris Simpson 8-2.814Running
43-1B1Brent Larson 8-3.854Running
56+130Todd Cooney 8-5.069Running
65-111Gordy Gundaker 8-6.013Running
77076Blair Nothdurft 8-6.661Running
88029Spencer Diercks 0-8 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1129Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.3430.000
21332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.379-0.036
39157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.463-0.120
4193SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.503-0.160
5396VTanner English Benton, KY13.511-0.168
6625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.515-0.172
77B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.533-0.190
81728Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.574-0.231
95B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.599-0.256
101897Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.632-0.289
11219RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.681-0.338
121532SChris Simpson Oxford, IA13.681-0.338
131644Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.776-0.433
14221STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM13.784-0.441
15411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.806-0.463
16122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.825-0.482
172040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.839-0.496
181030Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.857-0.514
1914E85Jason Strand Portland, ND13.897-0.554
202477Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN14.050-0.707
212176Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD14.052-0.709
221114WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.246-0.903
2389*Bobby Hansen Center Point, IA14.307-0.964
242329Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA14.307-0.964
Hot Laps Results
11897Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.2930.000
2129Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.386-0.093
31728Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.499-0.206
4193SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.501-0.208
52040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.594-0.301
61332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.628-0.335
7396VTanner English Benton, KY13.681-0.388
81532SChris Simpson Oxford, IA13.697-0.404
99157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.705-0.412
101644Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.708-0.415
112176Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD13.740-0.447
12221STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM13.749-0.456
132329Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA13.762-0.469
147B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.769-0.476
15625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.809-0.516
161030Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.838-0.545
172477Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN13.950-0.657
18411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.010-0.717
19219RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.095-0.802
205B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.139-0.846
2114E85Jason Strand Portland, ND14.238-0.945
221114WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.423-1.130
2389*Bobby Hansen Center Point, IA14.565-1.272
24122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.616-1.323
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Mason City Showdown
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Mason City Motor Speedway
3700 4th St SW
Mason City, Iowa 50401 

Event Description
The first trip to Iowa is on the horizon for the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models as they make a stop at Mason City Motor Speedway.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
3PM Pit Gates open
4PM Registration open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Drivers Meeting
7:00PM Hot Laps/Qualifying

All times are CT.
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Advanced General Admission - Adults (17+) - $30
Advanced General Admission - Seniors/Military - $20
Advanced General Admission - Kids (11 & under) Free
At Gate General Admission - Adults (17+) - $35
At Gate General Admission - Seniors/Military - $30
At Gate General Admission - Juniors (12-16) $15
At Gate General Admission - Kids (11 & under) Free
PIT PASS - Adults $45, Youth (6-10) $20

Frequently Asked Questions  
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Track Info  

Mason City Motor Speedway
3700 4th St SW
Mason City, Iowa 50401 

Track Phone
(641) 424-6515

Track Type
.333; Semi-banked oval

Late Model Track Record
13.343 by Nick Hoffman on June 27

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Hoosier (Open)
Left Rear & Right Front Tire: Hoosier (90) LM30, (90) W30, (90) NLMT3 Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) LM30, (92) W30, (92) NLMT3, (92) LM40, (92) NLMT4 **Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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