My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150
Davenport Speedway | Davenport, Iowa
Friday, August 25, 2023
Race Recap  

A HAWKEYE STREAK: Bobby Pierce Scores Second Straight Quad Cities 150 Victory at Davenport, 10th Series Win of 2023

Entering Friday night at Davenport Speedway, Bobby Pierce was undefeated in three World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Features contested in Iowa. But he had to make the right tire choice to keep that streak alive.

His decision to run a harder tire paid off, as he passed Chris Madden on Lap 20 to earn his second consecutive My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking win.

Madden, the pole-sitter, grabbed the early lead in the 35-lap battle, sliding in front of Cade Dillard in Turn 2 on the first lap.

After a caution slowed the field on Lap 5, Madden aced the restart, staying ahead of 2015 Series champion Shane Clanton. However, that’s when the race’s longest green-flag run began, and Pierce started climbing toward the front.

The Oakwood, IL driver stayed in third for 10 laps before his Longhorn Chassis gained momentum on the outside. He passed Clanton for second on Lap 17 and wasted no time closing on Madden’s #44.

Chris Madden and Bobby Pierce
Bobby Pierce closes in on Chris Madden in battle for the lead/Jacy Norgaard photo

On Lap 20, the “Smooth Operator” made his move, driving around Madden on the top of Turns 3 and 4, nosing ahead of the Gray Court, SC driver, as the two crossed the start/finish line.

From there, not even a Lap 27 caution could stop Pierce as he held on to score his second $10,000 prize of the weekend and fourth consecutive World of Outlaws win in the Hawkeye State.

Pierce said he was worried his tires wouldn’t hold up as he battled a harder track surface than on Thursday.

“In the first 10 laps, the 3’s were definitely eating me up,“ Pierce said. “But then I had to get on the gas to get going. My 4 probably looks worse than their 3’s because I had to abuse it to get it to go.

“I don’t know if we would’ve won on a 3. I think [Madden] was pretty good. Clanton was pretty good. And starting third, it would’ve been hard passing Chris. But I figured if I kept him in my sights with the 4, and those 3’s started to fade, as long as my four didn’t tear up, I thought I’d be alright. I think the last four laps, I was hanging on.”

The win is Pierce’s 10th Series win of 2023, becoming the first driver to score double-digit victories in a season since four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard earned 14 triumphs in 2020.

He credits his team’s ability to keep pushing after dealing with mechanical issues during Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in January.

“We didn’t know how this would go,” Pierce said. “I’m glad we stayed on the tour. I know back at Volusia, we were bummed out when those first two nights didn’t go our way. We stayed on it. I was really looking forward to running it and getting to these new tracks and stuff like that. I got to give a huge shout-out to my crew and Longhorn, Bilstein, and Vic Hill Engines.

“The car’s been good, and it’s given me a little extra edge than what I’ve had. And the older I get, the more experienced I get. It’s another good point night, obviously, with the win. And that’s the goal. We’re trying to build this points thing before we get back down South.”

Pierce extended his lead on Madden to 126 points after “Smokey” crossed the line second.

Even though he went with a softer tire than Pierce, Madden said he was content with how his new Longhorn Chassis ran on its second night out.

“We had a different tire combination than he had,” Madden said. “I really couldn’t run that top where he was. But overall, I think we had a great night, and we’re getting there. We’re just building on a brand-new chassis change here. I’m very satisfied with the direction we went tonight. And I hope we’ll be one spot better on [Saturday].”

Brandon Sheppard and Chris Madden
Brandon Sheppard (Left), and Chris Madden (Right) talk after the Feature at Davenport Speedway/Jacy Norgaard photo

Sheppard rounded out the podium with his second third-place finish of the weekend. The New Berlin, IL driver said his car was better on longer runs, as he could maintain his tires despite going with the NLMT3 option.

“My car has been really balanced,” Sheppard said. “I could move all over the racetrack. I think a lot of these guys have been overheating some tires a little bit. So, in five or 10 laps, their tires start to fade, and my car stays after it. We’ve found some stuff that we like a little bit, but we’re still lacking a little in Qualifying. But overall, we’re close, but we’re just missing them wins. We just have to keep plugging away.”

Defending Series champion Dennis Erb Jr. finished fourth, and Clanton rounded out the top five.

The Fox Factory Hard Charger, Ryan Gustin, finished sixth after moving up nine spots.

Nick Hoffman was the Germfree Rookie of the Race, finishing 12th.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models head back to Davenport on Saturday, Aug. 26, for the final night of the My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking along with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota. The Late Models will battle for $30,000 in an 80-lap finale. FOR TICKETS: CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch every World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model race live on DIRTVision.

CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Feature (35 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard[8]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[11]; 5. 25-Shane Clanton[4]; 6. 19R-Ryan Gustin[15]; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 8. 3S-Brian Shirley[6]; 9. 96V-Tanner English[14]; 10. 97-Cade Dillard[2]; 11. 25F-Jason Feger[13]; 12. 9-Nick Hoffman[9]; 13. 16-Tyler Bruening[19]; 14. 25S-Chad Simpson[17]; 15. B1-Brent Larson[24]; 16. 18-Shannon Babb[10]; 17. 31-Kye Blight[12]; 18. 11-Gordy Gundaker[23]; 19. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[5]; 20. 29-Spencer Diercks[16]; 21. 111-Matt Lux[18]; 22. 30-Todd Cooney[20]; 23. 49-Jake Timm[21]; 24. 51-Matt Furman[22] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Ryan Gustin [+9]

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Feature Results
13+232Bobby Pierce 350.00016Running150$10,000
21-144Chris Madden 35-1.47319Running146$6,000
38+5B5Brandon Sheppard 35-1.808Running144$3,500
411+728Dennis Erb Jr35-3.059Running142$2,800
54-125Shane Clanton 35-5.657Running140$2,500
615+919RRyan Gustin 35-6.223Running138$2,300
77040BKyle Bronson 35-6.438Running136$2,200
86-23SBrian Shirley 35-6.977Running134$2,100
914+596VTanner English 35-7.653Running132$2,050
102-897Cade Dillard 35-8.958Running130$2,000
1113+225FJason Feger 35-9.518Running128$1,600
129-39Nick Hoffman 35-9.624Running126$1,400
1319+616Tyler Bruening 35-10.016Running124$1,200
1417+325SChad Simpson 35-10.638Running122$1,100
1524+9B1Brent Larson 35-11.147Running120$1,050
1610-618Shannon Babb 35-12.313Running118$1,000
1712-531Kye Blight 35-13.236Running116$1,000
1823+511Gordy Gundaker 34-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
195-1499JRFrank Heckenast Jr25-10 LapsDNF112$1,000
2016-429Spencer Diercks 18-17 LapsDNF110$1,000
2118-3111Matt Lux 12-23 LapsDNF108$1,000
2220-230Todd Cooney 3-32 LapsDNF106$1,000
2321-249Jake Timm 0-35 LapsDNF104$1,000
2422-251Matt Furman 0-35 LapsDNF104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Ryan Gustin
Last Chance Showdown Results
11025SChad Simpson 100.000Running0$0
23+116Tyler Bruening 10-1.925Running0$0
34+149Jake Timm 10-2.256Running0$0
49+599Jeff Larson 10-3.636Running100$110
56+132BCody Laney 10-5.396Running100$110
65-198Jason Rauen 10-6.073Running100$110
77022Daniel Hilsabeck 10-6.872Running100$110
82-632SChris Simpson 10-6.872DNS100$0
98-107Matt Ryan 10-6.872DNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
14+3111Matt Lux 100.000Running0$0
21-130Todd Cooney 10-1.080Running0$0
35+251Matt Furman 10-2.360Running0$0
43-1B1Brent Larson 10-2.940Running0$0
57+214WDustin Walker 10-3.977Running100$110
62-414GTrevor Gundaker 10-5.319Running100$110
78+142HJohnathan Huston 1-9 LapsRunning100$110
86-211Gordy Gundaker 0-10 LapsDNS0$0
9901STJohnny Scott 0-10 LapsDNS100$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11097Cade Dillard 80.0008Running
220B5Brandon Sheppard 8-0.608Running
3309Nick Hoffman 8-1.156Running
46+225FJason Feger 8-2.121Running
55025SChad Simpson 8-2.373Running
67+116Tyler Bruening 8-2.684Running
74-398Jason Rauen 8-3.761Running
88022Daniel Hilsabeck 8-4.158Running
99099Jeff Larson 8-4.596Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 80.0008Running
24+240BKyle Bronson 8-1.206Running
33028Dennis Erb Jr8-1.821Running
42-219RRyan Gustin 8-2.496Running
57+232SChris Simpson 8-3.780Running
66049Jake Timm 8-4.157Running
78+132BCody Laney 8-4.774Running
85-307Matt Ryan 5-3 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11025Shane Clanton 80.0008Running
2203SBrian Shirley 8-1.445Running
33018Shannon Babb 8-2.845Running
45+196VTanner English 8-3.853Running
58+330Todd Cooney 8-5.642Running
67+1B1Brent Larson 8-7.519Running
76-151Matt Furman 8-9.050Running
89+114WDustin Walker 8-10.612Running
94-51STJohnny Scott 2-6 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 80.0008Running
22099JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-1.397Running
33031Kye Blight 8-18.877Running
45+129Spencer Diercks 8-19.534Running
54-114GTrevor Gundaker 8-20.728Running
660111Matt Lux 8-20.951Running
77011Gordy Gundaker 8-21.047Running
88042HJohnathan Huston 7-1 LapsRunning
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
11697Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.5160.000
2332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.554-0.038
314B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.564-0.048
41519RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.565-0.049
589Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.585-0.069
6428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.665-0.149
7598Jason Rauen Farley, IA13.698-0.182
81340BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.708-0.192
9625SChad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA13.739-0.223
101207Matt Ryan Davenport, IA13.756-0.240
111725FJason Feger Bloomington, IL13.791-0.275
121149Jake Timm Winona, MN13.808-0.292
131016Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.847-0.331
14932SChris Simpson Oxford, IA13.911-0.395
15122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.003-0.487
16732BCody Laney Torrance, CA14.056-0.540
17299Jeff Larson Freeport, IL14.136-0.620
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.5830.000
21444Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.596-0.013
323SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.608-0.025
41099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL13.714-0.131
5418Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.756-0.173
61331Kye Blight Katanning, WAU13.786-0.203
711STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM13.880-0.297
81114GTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.929-0.346
9596VTanner English Benton, KY13.930-0.347
10729Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA13.935-0.352
11851Matt Furman Iowa City, IA14.029-0.446
126111Matt Lux Franklin, PA14.090-0.507
1317B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.175-0.592
14311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.249-0.666
151530Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA14.270-0.687
161642HJohnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA14.286-0.703
171214WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.886-1.303
Hot Laps Results
1193SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.9740.000
22625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.003-0.029
33144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC14.056-0.082
4181STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM14.070-0.096
52429Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA14.126-0.152
62799JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL14.168-0.194
73031Kye Blight Katanning, WAU14.236-0.262
82118Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL14.312-0.338
923111Matt Lux Franklin, PA14.376-0.402
102011Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.400-0.426
111697Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.428-0.454
122296VTanner English Benton, KY14.472-0.498
131519RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.494-0.520
1414B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.516-0.542
1534B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.556-0.582
161016Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.567-0.593
172551Matt Furman Iowa City, IA14.578-0.604
183230Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA14.590-0.616
191149Jake Timm Winona, MN14.604-0.630
202814GTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.611-0.637
211340BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.710-0.736
221207Matt Ryan Davenport, IA14.914-0.940
231725FJason Feger Bloomington, IL14.996-1.022
2489Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.240-1.266
25932SChris Simpson Oxford, IA15.257-1.283
26598Jason Rauen Farley, IA15.260-1.286
273342HJohnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA15.286-1.312
282914WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.334-1.360
29332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.401-1.427
30299Jeff Larson Freeport, IL15.622-1.648
31428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.706-1.732
32732BCody Laney Torrance, CA15.782-1.808
33625SChad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA15.802-1.828
34122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA16.080-2.106
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  
My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150
Davenport Speedway
2815 W Locust St
Davenport, Iowa 52804 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models return to Davenport Speedway for another three-night tour on the banks of the Mississippi River. Saturday’s finale will pay $30,000-to-win.

Accompanying the World of Outlaws again this year are the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets with Practice on Thursday, followed by full $4K-to-win show on Friday and $5K-to-win show on Saturday.

Series Racing
DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Support Divisions
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Total Purse

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying, Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
3-Day GA: $90
2- Day GA: $70 (Friday and Saturday)
Thursday GA: $30
Friday GA: $35
Saturday GA: $40
Child GA (12 & under): $10

3-day Pits - $100
2-day Pits - $80
Thursday Pits - $35
Friday Pits - $40
Saturday Pits - $45
Vehicle/ATV Pass - $30


Grandstand Type

Reserved Seating

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Front Row

Pit Age Requirement

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Front gate

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
No reservations are being taken. First come, first serve. Fees will be collected upon arrival. Tent Camping - $60 for three days, $20 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Dry Camping - $90 for three days, $30 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Hook Ups - $150 for three days, $50 extra if arriving on Wednesday.

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front Row

Handicapped Parking
Front gate

Pit Age Limit

Personal Coolers
Coolers are prohibited.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
No alcohol is allowed. Beer is available for purchase.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
No reservations are being taken. First come, first serve. Fees will be collected upon arrival. Tent Camping - $60 for three days, $20 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Dry Camping - $90 for three days, $30 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Hook Ups - $150 for three days, $50 extra if arriving on Wednesday.

Track Info  

Davenport Speedway
2815 W Locust St

Track Phone
(563) 349-5044

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type

Late Model Track Record
13.207 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 8/25/22

Travel Tips
My Place Hotel: $122
20 minutes from Davenport Speedway, off I-74; pet friendly, free parking, all rooms include full-size refrigerator, two-burner cooktop, coffee maker, and microwave.
4653 Progress Drive, Davenport, IA (563) 424-1427

Best Western Plus Steeple Gate Inn: $119
Located right off I-80, just 15 minutes from the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
100 West 76th Street Davenport IA (563) 386-6900

Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport: $120
Free parking, breakfast, and Wi-Fi.
8300Northwest Blvd. Davenport IA (563) 324-8300

Hilton Garden Inn: $109
Rate includes Wi-Fi and parking.
959 Middle Road Bettendorf IA (563) 265-2121

Isle Casino Hotel: $69-$94 (Thur $69 / Fri $89 / Sat $94 exclusive of $10 daily fee & 12% tax)
Rate includes $10 casino play for guests over 21.
1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf IA
Book online or call direct (563) 441-7114

Quality Inn & Suites: $89.99-$99.99 ($89.99 when booking 3 or more nights)
Rate includes free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.
6605 Brady Street Davenport IA (563) 386-8336

Closest Airport

Other Airport
Mt. Joy

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

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

Competitor Info
Tire Rule:
Hoosier tires on all 4 corners.
LR must be D12 or harder.
RR MUST be (SP3 Only)
(Grooving and Siping is Allowed)
Teams can have (1) new and (2) used tires marked before Drivers meeting.

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