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World of Outlaws Hoosier Dirt Classic
Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, Indiana
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Race Recap  

INDIANA THRILL: Nick Hoffman Relies on Past Experience to Win Hoosier Dirt Classic at Brownstown 

Hoffman picked up the $15,000 prize in a duel between Dustin Sorensen and Bobby Pierce


Nick Hoffman reminded everyone that he cannot be counted out of the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models championship battle on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway.

The Mooresville, NC driver called back to his days of racing a UMP Modified at the 1/4-mile bullring – where he won two Summer Nationals Modified races – to capture his fourth Feature win of the 2024 season.

Starting on the outside of the front row, Hoffman had to maintain his spot inside the podium while Rochester, MN rookie Dustin Sorensen jumped out to the early lead.

Struggling to find the right place to run on the track, Hoffman had to fend for his position by sliding up and down the track against Oakwood, IL driver Bobby Pierce while Sorensen widened his gap on the two drivers.

With a flurry of cautions giving Hoffman a chance to snatch the lead, he ran the middle line around the turns to where he made speed down the straightaways to reach Sorensen but had to wait for the No.19 to make a mistake to get the lead.

That moment came with 18 laps to go, when Sorensen bobbled off the corner and cleared the air for Hoffman to drive by for the Feature lead.

Managing lapped traffic to extend the distance from Sorensen, Hoffman moved up to the high line of the track to swing by the slower cars ahead of him to capture his fifth career Series win to complete the first weekend of the Heartland Grand Tour.

The Feature win helped “The Thrill from Mooresville” close back in on Series points leader Brandon Sheppard by 12 points leaving Saturday night.

“At the start, we couldn’t get enough laps in to figure out where I needed to be on the racetrack,” Hoffman said. “I knew on the restarts, I wanted the bottom so I could get a launch off Turn 4 at least. I wasn’t very good the whole race, but I knew if I could get the middle lane running and making speed on the straightaway speed that way, I’d be better off. 

“I was able to get by Bobby and make big circles and was able to get to (Sorensen), and it was a matter of him messing up one time for me to make enough gain to get clear of him and control the pace of the race at that point. I was able to cruise around the middle of the race track, so I definitely gotta put that in the notebook of what I need to do better with the car the next time we come back.”

Nick Hoffman and Dustin Sorensen battle for the win at Brownstown Speedway (Emily Schwanke Photo)

Crossing the line to finish second, Sorensen – the current MD3 Rookie of the Year points leader – is excited to continue the Heartland Grand Tour as the finish gives him momentum entering familiar tracks for the 23-year-old driver.

“We’re definitely getting better than the last two nights,” Sorensen said. “Before tonight, I felt terrible, so we changed some stuff that was wrong with the car, and then I was really comfortable with the car again today. It’s nice to know that we’re still fast and these last two nights were flukes, hopefully. 

“I gotta give a huge shoutout to my dad, Corey and Justin with me this weekend, and my mom back home. They’ve been working their butts off, it’s hot out here, and I’m excited to get back up north.”

Pierce finished third, struggling throughout the night to have things go his way with cautions affecting the momentum and tires he had to work with by the conclusion of the race.

“It was kinda the same thing that happened yesterday where I wanted it to stay green and the caution would come out,” Pierce said. “I felt like every opportunity I had there, I was burning up my tires. Starting in the third row is tough because you have to work harder and the guys up front. 

“I finally got it rolling, got to second, thought I had something for Dustin and then I kind of stalemated. Once the caution came out, I knew it wasn’t a good time so I didn’t know whether to pick the bottom or top. It was a tough race track, the car wasn’t bad but it couldn’t get the speed when it was that slick. Congrats to Nick on the win and Dustin for second.”

Capturing his first top-five of the season with the Series was Mooresville, NC driver Max McLaughlin. The MD3 Rookie of the Year contender is continuing to work at improving his car while ending a week that included his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph.

“It’s still so new to me,” McLaughlin said. “We’ve been playing with a new car and engine package, it was finnicky early. We’ve had really good speed in the slick, just gotta qualify better that’s the biggest thing right now. Once we get that figured out, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”

Rounding out the Hoosier Dirt Classic top five was current Series points leader Brandon Sheppard.


Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap: Bobby Pierce

Simpson Quick Time Award: Jason Jameson

Heat Race Winners: Cade Dillard, Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman

Last Chance Showdown Winner: Morgan Bagley

Fox Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson

Up Next: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models continue the Heartland Grand Tour with two nights in Iowa, beginning at Independence Motor Speedway on Monday, June 25, then at Hamilton County Speedway on Tuesday, June 26. For more information on the event and tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

CASE Late Model Feature (50 Laps): 1. 9-Nick Hoffman[2]; 2. 19-Dustin Sorensen[1]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[6]; 4. 22*-Max McLaughlin[14]; 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard[9]; 6. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 7. 3S-Brian Shirley[8]; 8. 17M-Dale McDowell[18]; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[11]; 10. 32S-Chad Stapleton[12]; 11. B1-Brent Larson[23]; 12. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[10]; 13. 97-Cade Dillard[4]; 14. 93-Kent Robinson[21]; 15. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[17]; 16. 12-Jason Jameson[5]; 17. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 18. 16-Tyler Bruening[13]; 19. 14M-Morgan Bagley[19]; 20. 11X-Ryan Lanphierd[22]; 21. 97JR-Cody Overton[15]; 22. 76-Shelby Miles[20]; 23. 29J-Jordan Wever[16]; 24. 14W-Dustin Walker[24]; 25. 24-Jared Bailey[25]

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Feature Results
12+19Nick Hoffman 500.00019Running150$15,000
21-119Dustin Sorensen 50-2.21931Running146$7,000
36+332Bobby Pierce 50-3.593Running144$4,000
414+1022*Max McLaughlin 50-4.132Running142$3,500
59+4B5Brandon Sheppard 50-5.068Running140$3,200
63-319RRyan Gustin 50-5.875Running138$3,000
78+13SBrian Shirley 50-7.193Running136$2,700
818+1017MDale McDowell 50-8.278Running134$2,500
911+21GDevin Gilpin 50-9.777Running132$2,300
1012+232SChad Stapleton 50-10.206Running130$2,200
1123+12B1Brent Larson 50-11.688Running128$2,100
1210-228Dennis Erb Jr50-12.938Running126$2,000
134-997Cade Dillard 50-13.467Running124$1,700
1421+793Kent Robinson 50-14.712Running122$1,600
1517+220TCTristan Chamberlain 50-15.437Running120$1,400
165-1112Jason Jameson 50-15.631Running118$1,300
177-1040BKyle Bronson 50-15.951Running116$1,200
1813-516Tyler Bruening 50-16.365Running114$1,200
1919014MMorgan Bagley 50-16.602Running112$1,200
2022+211X 49-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2115-697JRCody Overton 49-1 LapsRunning108$1,200
2220-276Shelby Miles 49-1 LapsRunning106$1,200
2316-729JJordan Wever 32-18 LapsRunning104$1,200
2424014WDustin Walker 15-35 LapsRunning104$1,200
2525024Jared Bailey 8-42 LapsRunning104$1,200
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brent Larson
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+397Cade Dillard 00.000Running
21-112Jason Jameson 0-1.385Running
36+340BKyle Bronson 0-2.582Running
48+428Dennis Erb Jr0-3.329Running
53-216Tyler Bruening 0-5.232Running
65-129JJordan Wever 0-9.812Running
710+311X 0-10.410Running
82-622Daniel Hilsabeck 0-10.410Running
97-2B1Brent Larson 0-10.410Running
109-14 0-10.410Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 00.000Running
22019RRyan Gustin 0-0.647Running
34+13SBrian Shirley 0-1.832Running
43-11GDevin Gilpin 0-2.669Running
56+122*Max McLaughlin 0-7.106Running
67+120TCTristan Chamberlain 0-8.945Running
79+214MMorgan Bagley 0-10.339Running
88076Shelby Miles 0-11.426Running
95-471Pierce McCarter 0-11.897Running
1010014WDustin Walker 0-12.899Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+19Nick Hoffman 00.000Running
23+119Dustin Sorensen 0-1.100Running
31-2B5Brandon Sheppard 0-1.589Running
47+332SChad Stapleton 0-3.192Running
54-197JRCody Overton 0-4.660Running
68+217MDale McDowell 0-4.929Running
75-293Kent Robinson 0-6.869Running
86-224Jared Bailey 0-7.283Running
99022B 0-8.069Running
1010080 0-9.173Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1112Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN13.1960.000
22132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.229-0.033
322B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.270-0.074
41122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.349-0.153
5819RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.394-0.198
6239Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.397-0.201
7616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.469-0.273
8171GDevin Gilpin Columbus, IN13.480-0.284
91919Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.485-0.289
102597Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.514-0.318
11283SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.596-0.400
121597JRCody Overton Evans, GA13.618-0.422
13229JJordan Wever Bloomington, IN13.641-0.445
141371Pierce McCarter Pigeon Forge, TN13.650-0.454
15393Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN13.676-0.480
163040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.699-0.503
171222*Max McLaughlin , 13.728-0.532
181424Jared Bailey Bedford, IN13.748-0.552
1920B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.750-0.554
201020TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.770-0.574
212632SChad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN13.817-0.621
221828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.854-0.658
23976Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN13.934-0.738
242717MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA13.935-0.739
25294 , 14.013-0.817
26414MMorgan Bagley Longview, TX14.062-0.866
27522B , 14.076-0.880
282411X , 14.100-0.904
29714WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.725-1.529
301680 , 14.975-1.779
Hot Laps Results
12132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.5100.000
2239Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.553-0.043
32597Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.573-0.063
4283SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.708-0.198
52632SChad Stapleton Edinburgh, IN13.795-0.285
63040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.817-0.307
71597JRCody Overton Evans, GA13.839-0.329
82717MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA13.870-0.360
9171GDevin Gilpin Columbus, IN13.872-0.362
101919Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.929-0.419
111122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.939-0.429
12819RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.947-0.437
131222*Max McLaughlin , 13.958-0.448
141828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.037-0.527
15294 , 14.038-0.528
161371Pierce McCarter Pigeon Forge, TN14.141-0.631
17976Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN14.146-0.636
182411X , 14.171-0.661
1922B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.215-0.705
2020B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.235-0.725
211020TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN14.240-0.730
221424Jared Bailey Bedford, IN14.320-0.810
231680 , 14.566-1.056
24393Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN14.725-1.215
25229JJordan Wever Bloomington, IN14.870-1.360
26414MMorgan Bagley Longview, TX15.096-1.586
27522B , 15.140-1.630
28616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.742-2.232
29714WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.912-2.402
30112Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN16.633-3.123
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Hoosier Dirt Classic
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Brownstown Speedway
Jackson County Fairgrounds
Brownstown, Indiana 47220 

Event Description

The World of Outlaws Late Models return to the Hoosier State for a date at Brownstown Speedway on Saturday, June 22, paying $15,000 to win.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule

Pit/Grandstands Gates Open: 3PM
Hot Laps: 6PM

With Racing to Follow

*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices

Grandstands (12+) - $35
Grandstands (5-11) - $10
Pit Admission Upgrades (All Ages): $15 in addition to GA Ticket

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Track Info  

Brownstown Speedway
Jackson County Fairgrounds
Brownstown, Indiana 47220 

Track Phone
(812) 358-5332

Track Size

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

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Open (Hoosier Only)
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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