Outlaw Invasion
Atomic Speedway | Waverly, OH
Friday, April 22, 2022
Race Recap  

TERBO STRIKES AGAIN: Tyler Erb nets $10K in Atomic Thriller; Runner-up Sheppard Disqualified in Post-Race Tech

While many things have changed in the 1,031 days since the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models last raced at Atomic Speedway, one thing remained the same — Tyler Erb finished on top.

Erb, of New Waverly, TX, held off a monster challenge from four-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard in Friday’s Feature to win the opening night of Atomic’s Outlaw Invasion.

Through the first 30 laps of Friday’s Feature, Erb couldn’t be touched before Sheppard challenged him late. Sheppard, a four-time Series champion from New Berlin, IL, tried high and low to sneak by Erb, but the Lone Star State competitor stayed one step ahead.

The victory is Erb’s third career World of Outlaws triumph — all coming at Atomic Speedway. He stated he needed a strategy to walk away with the $10,000 prize in the closing laps.

“I could see in [Turns] 1 and 2 obviously he was beneath me, but I couldn’t figure out how [Sheppard] was getting a run on me,” Erb said. “Before that, I was entering in the middle/top of 3 and 4 and just kind of carrying my momentum. Then when I seen him beneath me, I just kept chopping the corners.

“I was really searching in 3 and 4, and I could never really figure out the right line, and I figured if I ran on top in 1 and 2 the last 10 laps, he’d have to be really good in 3 and 4 to pass me.”

The Texas campaigner stated he loved the banking Atomic offers and ran well on that type of track in the past.

“I really enjoy this place; I don’t know what it is,” Erb said. “I don’t know why it is. Any place that’s got banking like this, I tend to run well. It’s been good to me, and it’s been really good to Devin Moran, too. Hopefully, I’m taking a little money out of the pot.”

Sheppard crossed the line second, but was disqualified after failing the droop check in post-race technical inspection. He’s credited with a 25th-place finish.

Sheppard’s disqualification moved Josh Rice to second — his first top-five with the World of Outlaws in 2022. Rice, of Verona, KY, felt his car’s handling was off, otherwise he would’ve contended for the win.

“We started out really good, I thought we had a shot out there to start,” Rice said. “The left rear was kind of chewed up after that Heat Race, so we grounded it down to make it work the best we could.

Rice and English Battle for position
Tanner English and Josh Rice battle for position/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I have to get where I can just steer a bit better [Saturday]. I feel like I have to sling it very hard to get it to turn, and then I’m just free after that.”

The Rookie of the Race, Tanner English, was credited with a third — his first top-five of 2022. English, of Benton, KY, debuted a new Rocket XR1 Friday, a car he was pleased with for its first night out.

“I felt like we were running the same speed as the leaders,” English said. “I felt like we had a car to win, but I got together with another car early in the race and knocked the toe out. I’d like to have known what it was like if that hadn’t of happened.”

Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. was credited with fourth, his fourth top-five of 2022. The Carpentersville, IL driver stated he needed a better start to the night to help his chances of finding Victory Lane.

“I wish we would’ve started up a little closer tonight, but the car worked real good, and I was able to maneuver up through there,” said Erb, who is not related to the winner despite sharing the same last name. “We’ll take it and go on to [Saturday] night, and hopefully, we can be up there again and hopefully start closer to the front to make it a little easier.”

The fourth-place finish helped Erb gain points in the Series standings. He’s now 42 points ahead of rookie Max Blair.

Jacob Hawkins, from Fairmont, WV, rounded out the top five.

Tyler Erb now has the most wins in World of Outlaws history at Atomic Speedway — a number he’d like to add to. Another win on Saturday gives him two-weekend sweeps — four years apart.

The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to action Saturday, April 23, at Atomic Speedway for the Outlaws Invasion finale — a 50-lap Feature paying $15,000-to-win.

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

CASE Construction Feature (40 Laps): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 11R-Josh Rice[3]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[9]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[12]; 5. 37-Jacob Hawkins[6]; 6. 111V-Max Blair[15]; 7. 71-Hudson O’Neal[7]; 8. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 9. 29-Darrell Lanigan[10]; 10. 1R-Josh Richards[8]; 11. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5]; 12. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 13. C9-Steve Casebolt[17]; 14. B1-Brent Larson[13]; 15. 99-Chub Frank[19]; 16. 16-Tyler Bruening[23]; 17. 29C-Clint Keenan[16]; 18. 99B-Boom Briggs[11]; 19. 95-Jerry Bowersock[21]; 20. 45-Kyle Hammer[20]; 21. 53C-Andy Bond[14]; 22. 20-Todd Brennan[25]; 23. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[22]; 24. 1AM-Austyn Mills[18]; 25. (DQ) 1-Brandon Sheppard[2] Fox Factory Hard Charger: Gordy Gundaker +12

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Feature Results
1101TTyler Erb 400.00040Running150$10,000
23+111RJosh Rice 40-1.351Running146$6,000
39+681ETanner English 40-1.844Running144$3,500
412+828Dennis Erb Jr40-2.158Running142$2,800
56+137Jacob Hawkins 40-2.877Running140$2,500
615+9111VMax Blair 40-3.439Running138$2,300
77071Hudson O'Neal 40-3.817Running136$2,200
84-49Devin Moran 40-4.875Running134$2,100
910+129Darrell Lanigan 40-5.270Running132$2,050
108-21RJosh Richards 40-6.011Running130$2,000
115-619RRyan Gustin 40-6.814Running128$1,600
1224+1211Gordy Gundaker 40-8.672Running126$1,400
1317+4C9Steve Casebolt 40-8.890Running124$1,200
1413-1B1Brent Larson 40-10.555Running122$1,100
1519+499Chub Frank 40-10.744Running120$1,050
1623+716Tyler Bruening 40-12.138Running118$1,000
1716-129CClint Keenan 40-13.513Running116$1,000
1811-799BBoom Briggs 40-14.700Running114$1,000
1921+295Jerry Bowersock 40-14.778Running112$1,000
2020045Kyle Hammer 37-3 LapsRunning110$1,000
2114-753CAndy Bond 27-13 LapsDNF108$1,000
2225+320Todd Brennan 27-13 LapsDNF106$1,000
2322-144HDave Hess Jr23-17 LapsDNF104$1,000
2418-61AMAustyn Mills 9-31 LapsDNF102$1,000
252-231Brandon Sheppard 40-0.503DQ102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
110C9Steve Casebolt 100.00010Running0$0
22099Chub Frank 10-4.781Running0$0
34+195Jerry Bowersock 10-6.193Running0$0
46+299JRFrank Heckenast Jr10-6.643Running90$110
59+416Tyler Bruening 10-6.816Running0$0
68+215Justin Duty 10-7.615Running90$110
75-218Trevor Landrum 10-8.974Running90$110
83-5511Chris Lockhart 10-11.545Running90$110
97-220TCTristan Chamberlain 10-11.920Running90$110
10100354Chris Nash 5-5 LapsDNF90$110
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
1101AMAustyn Mills 100.00010Running0$0
22045Kyle Hammer 10-0.371Running0$0
35+244HDave Hess Jr10-1.757Running0$0
47+371RRod Conley 10-2.312Running90$110
53-211HJared Hawkins 10-4.494Running90$110
68+211Gordy Gundaker 10-5.226Running0$0
79+26Travis Carr 10-5.328Running90$110
84-421William Phillips 10-7.355Running90$110
96-320Todd Brennan 10-8.819Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109Devin Moran 100.00010Running
22071Hudson O'Neal 10-0.812Running
34+181ETanner English 10-1.920Running
45+1B1Brent Larson 10-3.269Running
53-2C9Steve Casebolt 10-3.911Running
69+3511Chris Lockhart 10-5.170Running
78+118Trevor Landrum 10-5.994Running
87-120TCTristan Chamberlain 10-6.547Running
96-316Tyler Bruening 5-5 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+111RJosh Rice 100.00010Running
23+11RJosh Richards 10-5.399Running
31-299BBoom Briggs 10-5.685Running
47+3111VMax Blair 10-5.832Running
55099Chub Frank 10-7.033Running
66095Jerry Bowersock 10-7.622Running
78+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr10-7.810Running
84-415Justin Duty 10-8.840Running
990354Chris Nash 9-1 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101Brandon Sheppard 100.00010Running
23+119RRyan Gustin 10-1.244Running
32-129Darrell Lanigan 10-7.176Running
44053CAndy Bond 10-8.571Running
5501AMAustyn Mills 10-8.985Running
68+211HJared Hawkins 10-9.434Running
76-144HDave Hess Jr10-10.463Running
87-171RRod Conley 10-11.519Running
9906Travis Carr 10-12.235Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101TTyler Erb 100.00010Running
22037Jacob Hawkins 10-2.278Running
33028Dennis Erb Jr10-4.736Running
45+129CClint Keenan 10-6.167Running
54-145Kyle Hammer 10-7.750Running
67+121William Phillips 10-9.515Running
78+120Todd Brennan 10-11.034Running
86-211Gordy Gundaker 10-11.852Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1159Devin Moran Dresden, OH13.3490.000
2299BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA13.413-0.064
3871Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN13.444-0.095
41611RJosh Rice Verona, KY13.445-0.096
57C9Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN13.447-0.098
611RJosh Richards Shinnston, WV13.601-0.252
71381ETanner English Benton, KY13.690-0.341
8415Justin Duty Mulino, OR13.740-0.391
93B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.762-0.413
10599Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA13.777-0.428
11616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.822-0.473
121195Jerry Bowersock Wapakoneta, OH13.947-0.598
131820TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.996-0.647
149111VMax Blair Centerville, PA14.145-0.796
151718Trevor Landrum Florence, KY14.161-0.812
161499JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL14.331-0.982
1710511Chris Lockhart Huntington, WV15.020-1.671
1812354Chris Nash Portage, MI15.831-2.482
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
141Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.3100.000
2101TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.466-0.156
31529Darrell Lanigan Union, KY13.493-0.183
4637Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV13.580-0.270
51719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.729-0.419
61628Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.775-0.465
7553CAndy Bond Coolville, OH13.845-0.535
8845Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL13.857-0.547
971AMAustyn Mills Cincinnati, OH14.016-0.706
101429CClint Keenan Pataskala, OH14.026-0.716
11344HDave Hess JrWaterford, PA14.094-0.784
12111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.123-0.813
13271RRod Conley Wheelersburg, OH14.236-0.926
14921William Phillips Ashland, KY14.245-0.935
151211HJared Hawkins Fairmont, WV14.265-0.955
161120Todd Brennan Zanesville, OH14.681-1.371
17136Travis Carr Stoutsville, OH15.070-1.760
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Outlaw Invasion
April 22, 2022 to April 23, 2022
Atomic Speedway
2535 Blain Hwy
Waverly, OH 

Event Description
The Outlaws INVADE OHIO at Atomic Speedway for two nights of racing for $15,000-to-win events! Watch the CASE Late Models race around the 3/8-mile circuit in a battle for the ages.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.915 seconds by Brock Mayes in 2005

Late Model Track Record
12.748 seconds by Jimmy Owens in 2015

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
$10,000 - World of Outlaws CASE Late Models
$600 - Sport Mods
FUN - Legends

2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
$15,000 - World of Outlaws CASE Late Models
$3,000 - OVSCA 410 Sprints
$1,000 - Modifieds
*All times Eastern

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seating is allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front Row

Handicapped Parking
At Front Gate

Pit Age Limit

Personal Coolers
14 inch coolers or smaller are permitted. No Alcohol or glass bottles

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at track (Not Allowed in)

Family Section
turn 4

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
None (Special Events $30)

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Info  

Atomic Speedway
2535 Blain Hwy
Waverly, OH 

Track Phone
(740) 703-9749

Ticket Phone
(740) 703-9749

Track Size & Type

Sprint Car Track Record
10.915 seconds by Brock Mayes in 2005

Competitor Info  

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