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Hoosier Dirt Classic
Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, Indiana
Friday, October 06, 2023
Race Recap  

LUCKY 13: Bobby Pierce Wins Hoosier Dirt Classic at Brownstown Speedway 

BROWNSTOWN, IN – Bobby Pierce continued his historic run with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Friday night at Brownstown Speedway, displaying another “smooth operation.”

The Oakwood, IL won the Hoosier Dirt Classic, his 13th Series win of the year, and extended his points lead with the World of Outlaws World Finals (Nov. 1-4) less than a month away.

Pierce began the night by scoring the Simpson Quick Time Award and then won CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat #1.

When it came time for the 40-lap Feature, Ryan Gustin lined up on the pole with Pierce to his outside. However, Gustin was out of contention early after suffering an issue on Lap 2.

Batavia, OH’s Adam Stricker took the lead at the start of the race and led the first seven laps. Pierce kept Stricker within striking distance and perfected a slider on Lap 8 to take the lead.

Once out front, he never relinquished the lead. But cautions didn’t make it an easy cruise to the checkered flag, opening the chance for more drivers to challenge. One of those drivers was Gray Court, SC’s Chris Madden – Pierce’s closest points competitor.

“Smokey” gave Pierce a scare on a restart, diving underneath the #32, but Pierce was too strong around the top. Once he found his rhythm, Pierce pulled away.

With the win, Pierce builds confidence heading into Saturday night’s program at Fairbury Speedway and the southern tracks next week.

“During the first Heat Race, it was a little tricky” Pierce said. “We had to guess on what the track was going to do after the Heats. I told my dad ‘The tacky spots are tacky, and the slick spots are slick.’ So, we went ahead and tightened it up. I was a little nervous on the tire choice because everyone else was almost the same, and we had one tire that was different than the rest of the field. I think that’s why I got tight, but an awesome car, awesome effort by my team again. I can’t thank those guys enough.”

Bobby Pierce led the last 33 laps en route to his 13th win in 2023. (JNP/Jacy Norgaard)

Madden finished second – his second runner-up in a row with the Series. However, he now trails Pierce by 150 points with six races remaining.

“We had a good race,” Madden said. “Started fourth, worked to second, and had a solid car all night long. You can’t pass a guy following around, so we had to set the car up to be better in the middle, but we were close. Just a little bit more, and we would have been right there. Another second, so it was a great night for my team.”

Bobby Pierce, Chris Madden and Ryan Gustin battle for the lead at Brownstown Speedway. (JNP/Jacy Norgaard)

Completing the night’s podium was New Waverly, TX’s Tyler Erb, who also earned the Fox Factory Hard Charger Award after starting back in 16th place.

“It was a good race,” Erb said. “The track had a lot of character which doesn’t make the Heats very good, but the Feature was where I had to ran the top of Turns 1 and 2 and all over in Turns 3 and 4. I had to be careful with the tires when I ran down low, but all in all it was really good.”

St. Charles, MO’s Gordy Gundaker finished fourth – his first top-five since May – and Stricker held on to finish fifth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models make their return to Fairbury Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 7, with the running of the FALS Frenzy.

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

RESULTS: 
CASE Late Mode Feature (40 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[2]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[4]; 3. 1-Tyler Erb[16]; 4. 11-Gordy Gundaker[5]; 5. 68-Adam Stricker[3]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[10]; 7. 97-Cade Dillard[8]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton[14]; 9. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[20]; 10. 96V-Tanner English[23]; 11. 9-Nick Hoffman[18]; 12. B1-Brent Larson[17]; 13. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[19]; 14. 76-Shelby Miles[11]; 15. 30-Todd Cooney[9]; 16. 71R-Rod Conley[21]; 17. B5-Brandon Sheppard[7]; 18. 32S-Chad Stapleton[25]; 19. 33AJ-Austin Lay[26]; 20. 3S-Brian Shirley[12]; 21. 15-James Rice[13]; 22. 1G-Devin Gilpin[22]; 23. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[6]; 24. 33-Jesse Lay[27]; 25. 14W-Dustin Walker[24]; 26. 19R-Ryan Gustin[1]; 27. 88-Greg Johnson[15]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+132Bobby Pierce 400.00034Running150$10,000
24+244Chris Madden 40-1.755Running146$6,000
316+131Tyler Erb 40-5.419Running144$3,500
45+111Gordy Gundaker 40-6.934Running142$2,800
53-268Adam Stricker 40-8.4466Running140$2,500
610+440BKyle Bronson 40-9.591Running138$2,300
78+197Cade Dillard 40-10.537Running136$2,200
814+625Shane Clanton 40-10.544Running134$2,100
920+1128Dennis Erb Jr40-11.579Running132$2,050
1023+1396VTanner English 40-11.968Running130$2,000
1118+79Nick Hoffman 40-12.245Running128$1,600
1217+5B1Brent Larson 40-12.919Running126$1,400
1319+620TCTristan Chamberlain 40-13.117Running124$1,200
1411-376Shelby Miles 40-14.607Running122$1,100
159-630Todd Cooney 40-15.059Running120$1,050
1621+571RRod Conley 40-15.286Running118$1,000
177-10B5Brandon Sheppard 39-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1825+732SChad Stapleton 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1926+733AJAustin Lay 38-2 LapsRunning112$1,000
2012-83SBrian Shirley 21-19 LapsDNF110$1,000
2113-815James Rice 21-19 LapsDNF108$1,000
222201GDevin Gilpin 18-22 LapsDNF106$1,000
236-1721Billy Moyer Sr18-22 LapsDNF104$1,000
2427+333Jesse Lay 15-25 LapsDNF104$1,000
2524-114WDustin Walker 13-27 LapsDNF104$1,000
261-2519RRyan Gustin 2-38 LapsDNF104$1,000
2715-1288Greg Johnson 0-40 LapsDNS104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Tyler Erb
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
110B1Brent Larson 100.00010Running0$0
23+120TCTristan Chamberlain 10-0.948Running0$0
32-171RRod Conley 10-4.813Running0$0
45+113WDavid Webb 10-5.422Running100$110
54-189Mike Spatola 10-6.902Running100$110
66032SChad Stapleton 10-9.005Running138$0
77028MSam Mars 10-10.013Running100$110
89+119Marty O'Neal 10-10.803Running100$110
98-133AJAustin Lay 10-11.432Running132$0
1010075Daniel Adam 10-12.643Running100$110
1112+133Jesse Lay 10-13.410Running128$0
1211-11CJJustin Shaw 0-10 LapsDNS100$110
1313033MDallas Miller 0-10 LapsDNS100$110
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1109Nick Hoffman 100.00010Running0$0
22028Dennis Erb Jr10-1.918Running0$0
36+31GDevin Gilpin 10-2.031Running0$0
43-196VTanner English 10-3.505Running0$0
54-116Tyler Bruening 10-5.302Running100$110
67+124Jared Bailey 10-8.424Running100$110
710+329JJordan Wever 10-11.933Running100$110
88012Jason Jameson 1012.285Running100$110
95-428SJeffrey Shackelford 1071.813Running100$110
1012+227Michael Lake 1084.968Running100$110
1113+222+3Austin Cochran 1097.692Running100$110
1211-114WDustin Walker 1097.692DNS0$110
139-411RJosh Rice 1097.692DNS0$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 80.0008Running
22011Gordy Gundaker 8-2.043Running
35+230Todd Cooney 8-3.761Running
43-115James Rice 8-4.615Running
56+1B1Brent Larson 8-4.985Running
64-220TCTristan Chamberlain 8-6.507Running
77013WDavid Webb 8-7.043Running
88028MSam Mars 8-8.940Running
911+219Marty O'Neal 8-11.734Running
109-11CJJustin Shaw 5-3 LapsDNF
1110-133MDallas Miller 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 80.0008Running
22021Billy Moyer Sr8-1.621Running
34+176Shelby Miles 8-3.747Running
43-188Greg Johnson 8-4.822Running
58+371RRod Conley 8-6.159Running
66089Mike Spatola 8-8.488Running
75-232SChad Stapleton 8-9.734Running
89+133AJAustin Lay 8-10.205Running
97-275Daniel Adam 8-11.006Running
1010033Jesse Lay 8-11.961Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11019RRyan Gustin 100.00010Running
23+197Cade Dillard 10-0.651Running
34+140BKyle Bronson 10-1.538Running
45+125Shane Clanton 10-1.835Running
52-39Nick Hoffman 10-1.921Running
67+196VTanner English 10-2.834Running
710+328SJeffrey Shackelford 10-3.335Running
88024Jared Bailey 10-3.497Running
96-311RJosh Rice 8-2 LapsDNF
109-114WDustin Walker 6-4 LapsDNF
1111022+3Austin Cochran 2-8 LapsDNF
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11068Adam Stricker 80.0008Running
220B5Brandon Sheppard 8-1.254Running
3303SBrian Shirley 8-2.042Running
46+21Tyler Erb 8-3.737Running
54-128Dennis Erb Jr8-4.924Running
65-116Tyler Bruening 8-6.761Running
7701GDevin Gilpin 8-7.325Running
810+212Jason Jameson 8-7.920Running
98-129JJordan Wever 8-11.420Running
109-127Michael Lake 5-3 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1232Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL12.7580.000
2644Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.014-0.256
3511Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.192-0.434
42121Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR13.263-0.505
51215James Rice Verona, KY13.355-0.597
61388Greg Johnson Bedford, IN13.384-0.626
71420TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.434-0.676
8376Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN13.512-0.754
9130Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.586-0.828
10732SChad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN13.596-0.838
1110B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.670-0.912
121889Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL13.671-0.913
132013WDavid Webb Nicholasville, KY13.711-0.953
14975Daniel Adam Wade , NC13.714-0.956
15828MSam Mars Menomonie, WI13.839-1.081
161771RRod Conley Wheelersburg, OH13.858-1.100
17161CJJustin Shaw Greenwood, IN13.935-1.177
18433AJAustin Lay Florence, KY13.973-1.215
191533MDallas Miller West Herrison, IN14.314-1.556
201933Jesse Lay Walton, KY14.567-1.809
211119Marty O'Neal Spencer, IN14.646-1.888
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1819RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.0470.000
2668Adam Stricker Batavia, OH13.141-0.094
329Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.156-0.109
43B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.226-0.179
51297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.320-0.273
693SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.327-0.280
7140BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.334-0.287
81528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.364-0.317
9525Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.373-0.326
101616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.397-0.350
111911RJosh Rice Verona, KY13.423-0.376
12101Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.544-0.497
131196VTanner English Benton, KY13.621-0.574
14131GDevin Gilpin Columbus, IN13.686-0.639
151424Jared Bailey Bedford, IN13.690-0.643
162029JJordan Wever Bloomington, IN13.786-0.739
17714WDustin Walker Polk, MO13.913-0.866
181727Michael Lake Uniontown, PA14.041-0.994
192128SJeffrey Shackelford Clayton, IN14.186-1.139
201812Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN14.587-1.540
21422+3Austin Cochran Underwood, IN16.853-3.806
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1644Chris Madden Gray Court, SC12.8900.000
2232Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.008-0.118
3130Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.071-0.181
44011RJosh Rice Verona, KY13.109-0.219
524B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.139-0.249
63912Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN13.142-0.252
71215James Rice Verona, KY13.197-0.307
82240BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.210-0.320
9511Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.227-0.337
10732SChad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN13.231-0.341
111889Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL13.232-0.342
122919RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.265-0.375
132121Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR13.272-0.382
143296VTanner English Benton, KY13.298-0.408
152625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.301-0.411
16311Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.301-0.411
17376Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN13.303-0.413
18239Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.323-0.433
193397Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.334-0.444
201388Greg Johnson Bedford, IN13.336-0.446
211420TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.349-0.459
223716Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.361-0.471
23341GDevin Gilpin Columbus, IN13.394-0.504
2410B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.415-0.525
25303SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.416-0.526
263524Jared Bailey Bedford, IN13.420-0.530
273628Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.437-0.547
28975Daniel Adam Wade , NC13.501-0.611
292768Adam Stricker Batavia, OH13.533-0.643
304129JJordan Wever Bloomington, IN13.543-0.653
311771RRod Conley Wheelersburg, OH13.546-0.656
322013WDavid Webb Nicholasville, KY13.651-0.761
33433AJAustin Lay Florence, KY13.884-0.994
341933Jesse Lay Walton, KY14.015-1.125
354228SJeffrey Shackelford Clayton, IN14.017-1.127
363827Michael Lake Uniontown, PA14.019-1.129
37828MSam Mars Menomonie, WI14.039-1.149
381533MDallas Miller West Herrison, IN14.202-1.312
392814WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.230-1.340
40161CJJustin Shaw Greenwood, IN14.316-1.426
411119Marty O'Neal Spencer, IN14.863-1.973
422522+3Austin Cochran Underwood, IN15.515-2.625
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Hoosier Dirt Classic
Friday, October 06, 2023
Brownstown Speedway
Jackson County Fairgrounds
Brownstown, Indiana 47220 

Event Description
Brownstown Speedway returns to the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models schedule in 2023, as the Series makes its only stop in the Hoosier State.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gate Opens
4PM Driver Registration Opens
6:30PM Drivers Meeting
7PM Hot Laps with Racing to Follow
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
General Admission Adults $30
General Admission Kids Age 5-11 $10
Pit Pass Adults $45
Pit Pass Kids $25

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Track Info  

Brownstown Speedway
Jackson County Fairgrounds
Brownstown, Indiana 47220 

Track Phone
(812) 358-5332

Track Type
0.250;

Late Model Track Record
12.509 by Josh Richards on 3/20/21

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) NLMT3 Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4 **Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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