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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Late Models make lone Indiana Swing

4 Wide at Port Royal
Madden, Sheppard, Bruening and more prepare for first two-track weekend

Racing history in Indiana is usually reserved for the Indianapolis 500. But as the calendar turns to June, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models have their own chance to make history in the Hoosier State.

This weekend is the only time the Series will visit Indiana in 2021, with a pair of 40-lap $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Features.

Friday, June 4, The Most Powerful Late Models on The Planet travel to Circle City Raceway for the first Late Model race in track history. The Series will be joined by the United CC Modifieds, and Pro Legends.

On Saturday, June 5, the World of Outlaws Late Models will make their first appearance at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, and 4-cylinders are also on the card.


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Here’s a look at some of the storylines to follow this weekend:

Madden rumbles down Port Royal front stretch
Chris Madden has won the last 3 Features/Jacy Norgaard photos

“Smokey” Streak: Chris Madden doesn’t want to forget the month of May anytime soon. He’s won the last three races, and his only finish outside the top-five was sixth during the Hawkeye 100 at Boone Speedway.

Those three wins helped him close the gap in the standings. The Gray Court, SC driver is 26 points behind Brandon Sheppard, with two less starts than the reigning champion.

“Smokey” hopes to keep his success rolling as the calendar switches to June. He’s won four times this season, more than any other driver.

Madden’s also had success at 3/8-mile tracks in 2021. One of his four wins came during the Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

Madden has a top-five finish in two races on 1/4-mile tracks this season, as well.

Brent Larson
Brent Larson holds the track record at Plymouth Speedway/Jacy Norgaard Photo

Feels Like The First Time: Circle City Raceway and Plymouth Speedway continue a trend of exciting firsts in 2021. It’ll be the fifth and sixth time the Series travels to a new facility this season.

In eight races at new venues in 2021, there’s been eight different winners.

If that trend continues, a tour regular could win their first-ever Morton Buildings Feature. Tyler Bruening, Ryan Gustin, Boom Briggs, and Brent Larson are still searching for that elusive victory.

Larson holds the advantage out of that group, as he owns the track record at Plymouth Speedway.

Indiana Experience: While The Most Powerful Late Models on The Planet have never raced at Plymouth Speedway, one full-time Outlaw does have a win there. Three-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard won a DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at the track in 2017.

Brandon Sheppard
Sheppard is the only full-time Outlaw with a win at Plymouth Speedway/Jacy Norgaard Photo

Another reason he may be looking forward to Plymouth, is his success at 3/8-mile tracks this season.

Both of Sheppard’s wins in 2021 have come on tracks that size. He won an unofficial event at Cherokee Speedway in March and found Victory Lane for the 70th time in his career at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

If the New Berlin, IL driver wins this weekend, he’ll be seven wins away from tying Josh Richards for the most all-time (78).

Quiet Ascension:
Tyler Bruening is quietly moving his way up the standings in his first full year with the World of Outlaws.

The Decorah, IA driver is third in points—136 points behind Sheppard. He also leads the chase for Rookie of the Year—24 points ahead of Kyle Strickler.

Bruening’s rise comes on the strength of 11 top-10 finishes—the third most of any driver.

He hopes to keep his momentum rolling but hasn’t had much success at tracks like the ones he’ll see this weekend.

Bruening’s best finish on either a 1/4-mile or 3/8-mile track is a sixth at Cherokee Speedway in March.

When and Where 

June 4 at Circle City Raceway, Indianapolis, IN
June 5 at Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN

About the Tracks

Circle City Raceway is a 1/4-mile oval
Plymouth Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval


Circle City Raceway: 
Plymouth Speedway: 

Track Records

Circle City Raceway: No Time Recorded
Plymouth Speedway: 13.451 set by Brent Larson on June 29, 2017.

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Around the turn: The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models prepare for their first triple-header weekend.

The Series visits Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY on Thursday June 17, Stateline Speedway in Knox Dale, PA on Friday, June 18, and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, PA on Saturday, June 19.

Feature Winners: (12 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4
  2. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2
  3. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-1

Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-8
  2. Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-4
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-4
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-4
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-4
  3. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-3
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-3
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-3
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-3
  4. Devin Moran, Dresden, OH- 2
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC- 2
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL- 2
  5. Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA- 1
    Darell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
    Parker Martin, Milledgeville, GA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
    Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (22 drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3
  2. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB -2
    Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA-2
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
    Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
  3. Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE- 1
    Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
    Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA- 1
    Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Mike Norris, Sarver, PA- 1
    Stacy Boles, Clinton, TN-1
    Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1
    Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
    Tyler Bare, Rockbridge Baths, VA-1

PODIUM FINISHES (31 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Podiums

  1. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-7
  2. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-6
  3. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
  4. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 3
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-3
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 3
  5. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 2
    Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 2
  6. Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 1
    Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
    Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 1
    Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chandler, AZ – 1
    Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
    Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
    Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
    Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
    Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
    Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
    Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
    Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1
    Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-1
    Scott James, Bright, IN-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Frank Heckenast Jr.- Frankfort, IL-1
    Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1
    Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
    Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1

HARD CHARGER (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.

  1. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB – 4
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 3
  3. Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 2
  4. Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA – 1
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
    Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
    Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN-1
    Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1
    Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-1
    Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
    Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
    Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1

SLICK WOODY’S QUICK TIME Award (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs

  1. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-3
  2. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 2
    Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2
    Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 2
  3. Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 1
    Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
    Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA- 1
    Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
    Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
    Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
    Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-1

2021 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & Winners

No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thursday, Jan. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Bronson (1)
2. Saturday, Jan. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (2)
4. Thursday, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Devin Moran (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Overton (1)
6. Saturday, March 6Smoky Mountain Speedway/ Maryville, TN/ Chris Madden (1).
7. Friday, March 26 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Jimmy Owens/Brandon Sheppard
8.Friday, April 2/Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/ Mike Spatola(1)
9. Saturday, April 3/ Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/Bobby Pierce(1)
10. Friday, April 9/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Josh Richards(1)
11. Sunday, April 11/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Devin Moran(2)
12. Friday, April 23/Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY/Tim McCreadie(1)
13. Friday, April 30/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Cade Dillard(1)/Shannon Babb(1)
14. Saturday, May 1/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Bobby Pierce(2)
15.Friday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Brandon Sheppard(1)
16.Saturday May 8/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Chris Madden(2)
17. Friday May 21/ Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden(3)
18. Saturday May 22/Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden (4)


Mike Warren

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