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Seymour Showdown
411 Motor Speedway | Seymour, Tennessee
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Race Recap  

Hedging Your Bet: Tennessee’s Cory Hedgecock Scores Second Career World of Outlaws win at 411

When Cory Hedgecock saw a door to victory open Thursday night at 411 Motor Speedway, he didn’t hesitate to run through. 

The Loudon, TN driver stormed from third to first on a Lap 30 restart, holding on to win the Seymour Showdown—his second World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series triumph. 

Dale McDowell led the first 14 laps of the 40-lap Feature until Mike Marlar powered his Longhorn Chassis past McDowell for the lead in Turn 3 on Lap 15. 

The Winfield, TN driver pulled away from McDowell in lap traffic until the 2018 Series champion slowed with a flat tire.

Marlar’s misfortune led to a caution on Lap 30, handing McDowell back the lead.

That’s when an opportunity for Hedgecock, who was running third, presented itself.

When the green flag fell on the restart, he tried to power around the outside of McDowell and Kyle Bronson but couldn’t get the run he needed.

However, as the three drivers soared into Turns 3 and 4, Hedgecock gained more momentum on the top.

Using that momentum, he powered past Bronson when they reached the flag stand, then quickly dove in front of the #40B to pull even with McDowell in Turn 1. 

That momentum down the front stretch carried him even further as he slid in front of McDowell’s nose by inches in Turn 2 to take the lead on Lap 31—one he wouldn’t relinquish.

Cory Hedgecock and Kyle Bronson
Cory Hedgecock holds off Kyle Bronson for the lead in the final 10 laps/ Jacy Norgaard photo

 

 From there, he held off Bronson for the final 10 laps to score his second career World of Outlaws CASE Late Models win and a $10,000 payday. 

 “Man, I love this place,” Hedgecock said. “This racetrack just treats me so well. We were just struggling with this car early on, just trying to figure out where we needed to be. But honestly, I think right now, I think tire choice helped us there.  

 “I think we were one of the very few that did what we did, and that’s why I think we were so fast on that restart.” 

The win is Hedgecock’s first World of Outlaws victory since 2018 – also coming at 411.  

He was worried another chance may not come up if he didn’t take it on Lap 31, he said. 

“I got into [McDowell], but I had such a run,” Hedgecock said.  “Dale didn’t fire off good at all on that restart. Bronson was there, and I knew he and I had good cars, and when Marlar fell out, it was like, I think me and Bronson can win the race. And I was like, and it needed to happen now, unfortunately. 

“I hate it. I mean, I love Dale to death, but it was just like I didn’t know what to do with the run, and I took advantage of it. There’s no doubt in my mind he owes me one, and I’ll take it. But I’ll take the win, too.” 

McDowell, who fell to fourth, said he got hit on the left side going into Turn 1. 

“I got hit there on the left side pretty good and ping-ponging around, and it just didn’t work out for us,” McDowell said. “We’ll have to make some changes and go at it again.” 

Bronson ran second until the last few laps when Ricky Thornton Jr. passed him for the spot.  

Ricky Thornton Jr, Kyle Bronson, and Dale McDowell
Ricky Thornton Jr. rises through the field on his way to 2nd/Jacy Norgaard photo

The Brandon, FL driver said that despite not getting the break he needed on the restart, his tire choice also kept him out of Victory Lane. 

“I think I was a little softer on the left rear tire than them guys,” Bronson said. “I heated it up there toward the end of the race, and I just couldn’t leave the corner like I was the whole race. Knowing what I know now, I wish I would’ve put a harder tire on the left rear, and I felt like I would’ve had a shot at it. 

“Overall, our car is pretty good. To come here and get a third-place finish is not what we wanted, but it’s a tough place for us, so we’re just happy to get out of here and get a solid finish.” 

Bronson is now second in points after his podium finish—10 points behind Chris Madden, who finished eighth.  

For a complete look at the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models points standings, CLICK HERE.  

Thornton, the Fox Factory Hard Charger, finished second after starting 16th.  

The Martinsville, IN driver said his car came to life in the Feature after his setup was off earlier in the night. 

“We tried a couple of things for the Feature, and really I was really good,” Thornton said. “I honestly didn’t want to see that (Lap 30) yellow. Before that last yellow came out, they were so stuck behind lap cars and couldn’t really move around where I could.  

“And who knows, maybe we could’ve gotten one without the yellow. But I’m definitely happy with second for where we started. We showed up pretty bad last year when we came, so to be able to pass as many cars as we did, that’s a successful night.” 

 Ricky Weiss rounded out the top five. 

Nick Hoffman gained on his competitors in the Germfree Rookie of the Year battle, now leading Johnny Scott by 86 points after 411.  

Cory Hedgecock’s ability to capitalize on an opportunity puts him in his own category at 411 Motor Speedway. He now has more World of Outlaws wins than any other driver at the Seymour, TN, track.   

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models debut at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL, for the inaugural Alabama Gang 100 weekend April 21-22, including the season’s first $50,000-to win Feature. 

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

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 23-Cory Hedgecock[6]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[16]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[8]; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[1]; 5. 7-Ricky Weiss[5]; 6. 83-Jensen Ford[2]; 7. 32-Bobby Pierce[9]; 8. 44-Chris Madden[3]; 9. 11R-Josh Rice[7]; 10. 19R-Ryan Gustin[11]; 11. 96V-Tanner English[14]; 12. 3S-Brian Shirley[10]; 13. 12-Ashton Winger[20]; 14. B5-Brandon Sheppard[18]; 15. 11-Gordy Gundaker[25]; 16. 9-Nick Hoffman[15]; 17. 2S-Stormy Scott[17]; 18. 6JR-Parker Martin[22]; 19. 58-Garrett Alberson[21]; 20. 111-Max Blair[23]; 21. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[24]; 22. 20-Jimmy Owens[12]; 23. 91-Heath Hindman[13]; 24. B1-Brent Larson[26]; 25. 157-Mike Marlar[4]; 26. B00-Josh Henry[19] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Ricky Thornton Jr. [+14].

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
16+523Cory Hedgecock 400.00010Running150$10,000
216+1420RTRicky Thornton Jr.40-1.160Running146$6,000
38+540BKyle Bronson 40-1.492Running144$3,500
41-317MDale McDowell 40-1.89215Running142$2,800
5507Ricky Weiss 40-2.804Running140$2,500
62-483Jensen Ford 40-3.297Running138$2,300
79+232Bobby Pierce 40-3.464Running136$2,200
83-544Chris Madden 40-4.173Running134$2,100
97-211RJosh Rice 40-4.919Running132$2,050
1011+119RRyan Gustin 40-6.136Running130$2,000
1114+396VTanner English 40-6.236Running128$1,600
1210-23SBrian Shirley 40-6.944Running126$1,400
1320+712Ashton Winger 40-7.269Running124$1,200
1418+4B5Brandon Sheppard 40-7.500Running122$1,100
1525+1011Gordy Gundaker 40-7.957Running120$110
1615-19Nick Hoffman 40-8.158Running118$1,000
171702SStormy Scott 40-8.826Running116$1,000
1822+46JRParker Martin 40-9.651Running114$1,000
1921+258Garrett Alberson 40-9.823Running112$1,000
2023+3111Max Blair 40-10.198Running110$1,000
2124+328Dennis Erb Jr40-10.553Running108$1,000
2212-1020Jimmy Owens 40-11.578Running106$1,000
2313-1091Heath Hindman 40-12.041Running104$1,000
2426+2B1Brent Larson 39-1 LapsRunning104$110
254-21157Mike Marlar 29-11 Laps15DNF104$1,000
2619-7B00Josh Henry 24-16 LapsDNF104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Ricky Thornton Jr.
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12SStormy Scott 100.00010Running0$0
26+4B00Josh Henry 10-1.353Running0$0
33058Garrett Alberson 10-1.590Running0$0
44093FCarson Ferguson 10-2.530Running100$100
51-41GRusty Ballenger 10-3.098Running100$110
68+211Gordy Gundaker 10-3.394Running0$0
75-239Tim McCreadie 10-3.588Running100$110
87-197Cade Dillard 10-4.378Running100$110
910+125BMike Benedum 10-5.090Running100$110
1011+111BStacy Boles 10-5.443Running100$110
119-230Todd Cooney 10-5.804Running100$110
12120114Jordan Koehler 10-6.541Running100$110
131301VVic Hill 10-7.053Running100$110
1415+114WDustin Walker 10-8.012Running100$110
1514-129Donald McIntosh 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
1616079Josh Sneed 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+1B5Brandon Sheppard 100.00010Running0$0
24+212Ashton Winger 10-2.004Running0$0
31-26JRParker Martin 10-4.259Running0$0
43-1B1Brent Larson 10-4.876Running0$0
58+328Dennis Erb Jr10-5.861Running0$0
65-136Logan Martin 10-6.708Running100$110
770109Eli Beets 10-7.394Running100$110
811+31STJohnny Scott 10-9.001Running100$110
96-399BBoom Briggs 10-9.121Running100$110
101007TDrake Troutman 10-9.494Running100$110
1112+125Shane Clanton 10-10.302Running100$110
1213+193Cory Lawler 10-11.619Running100$110
1314+15John Tweed 10-13.612Running100$110
1415+1111Max Blair 3-7 LapsRunning0$0
159-676Brandon Overton 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+344Chris Madden 80.0005Running
26+47Ricky Weiss 8-1.345Running
37+432Bobby Pierce 8-1.495Running
48+491Heath Hindman 8-2.583Running
52-31GRusty Ballenger 8-3.143Running
63-358Garrett Alberson 8-3.435Running
75-239Tim McCreadie 8-3.680Running
89+197Cade Dillard 8-4.129Running
911+230Todd Cooney 8-4.174Running
1010011BStacy Boles 8-5.022Running
111-101VVic Hill 8-5.9003Running
1212014WDustin Walker 8-6.214Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017MDale McDowell 80.0008Running
26+440BKyle Bronson 8-1.578Running
32-119RRyan Gustin 8-2.972Running
48+49Nick Hoffman 8-4.443Running
5502SStormy Scott 8-5.325Running
64-293FCarson Ferguson 8-5.723Running
770B00Josh Henry 8-5.818Running
811+311Gordy Gundaker 8-6.911Running
910+125BMike Benedum 8-7.706Running
109-1114Jordan Koehler 8-8.732Running
113-829Donald McIntosh 3-5 LapsRunning
1212079Josh Sneed 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183Jensen Ford 80.0008Running
23+111RJosh Rice 8-1.940Running
35+23SBrian Shirley 8-2.616Running
44096VTanner English 8-3.169Running
59+46JRParker Martin 8-4.832Running
67+1B1Brent Larson 8-6.321Running
76-136Logan Martin 8-7.296Running
811+3109Eli Beets 8-8.014Running
91-876Brandon Overton 8-9.222Running
108-21STJohnny Scott 8-9.352Running
1112+193Cory Lawler 8-11.099Running
1210-2111Max Blair 6-2 LapsDNF
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 80.0008Running
23+123Cory Hedgecock 8-3.976Running
32-120Jimmy Owens 8-4.308Running
44020RTRicky Thornton Jr.8-5.402Running
550B5Brandon Sheppard 8-5.648Running
67+112Ashton Winger 8-6.174Running
76-199BBoom Briggs 8-8.065Running
89+128Dennis Erb Jr8-8.417Running
910+17TDrake Troutman 8-8.798Running
108-225Shane Clanton 8-9.334Running
111105John Tweed 8-12.236Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1131VVic Hill Morristown, TN14.4700.000
2517MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA14.490-0.020
371GRusty Ballenger Seymour, TN14.507-0.037
41719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.513-0.043
51958Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM14.539-0.069
61429Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA14.546-0.076
7444Chris Madden Gray Court, SC14.592-0.122
8293FCarson Ferguson Concord, NC14.600-0.130
92439Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY14.617-0.147
1092SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM14.651-0.181
11107Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB14.654-0.184
121140BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.672-0.202
13332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.690-0.220
1416B00Josh Henry Newport, TN14.712-0.242
151291Heath Hindman Signal Mountain, TN14.797-0.327
16209Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC14.807-0.337
17197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.852-0.382
1822114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC14.871-0.401
191511BStacy Boles Clinton, TN14.929-0.459
201825BMike Benedum Salem, WV15.070-0.600
21630Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA15.090-0.620
222111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO15.112-0.642
23814WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.285-0.815
242379Josh Sneed Knoxville, TN15.678-1.208
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1876Brandon Overton Evans, GA14.4030.000
211157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN14.492-0.089
32083Jensen Ford Johnson City, TN14.512-0.109
4720Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.533-0.130
5211RJosh Rice Verona, KY14.539-0.136
6423Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN14.568-0.165
72396VTanner English Benton, KY14.616-0.213
81820RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA14.671-0.268
913SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL14.672-0.269
1022B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.758-0.355
111636Logan Martin West Plains, MO14.771-0.368
12699BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA14.776-0.373
1315B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.782-0.379
141412Ashton Winger Senoia, GA14.814-0.411
15121STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM14.815-0.412
161025Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.832-0.429
17216JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA14.838-0.435
18528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.851-0.448
1919111Max Blair Centerville, PA14.880-0.477
20177TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA14.930-0.527
213109Eli Beets Knoxville, TN14.962-0.559
2295John Tweed Greeneville, TN15.447-1.044
231393Cory Lawler Hanover, PA15.566-1.163
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.1800.000
2107Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB14.197-0.017
31140BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.322-0.142
4444Chris Madden Gray Court, SC14.335-0.155
51958Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM14.340-0.160
692SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM14.361-0.181
7131VVic Hill Morristown, TN14.407-0.227
8293FCarson Ferguson Concord, NC14.429-0.249
92439Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY14.448-0.268
1035157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN14.471-0.291
11197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.547-0.367
123276Brandon Overton Evans, GA14.547-0.367
1371GRusty Ballenger Seymour, TN14.559-0.379
141291Heath Hindman Signal Mountain, TN14.570-0.390
152611RJosh Rice Verona, KY14.582-0.402
162823Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN14.604-0.424
174483Jensen Ford Johnson City, TN14.640-0.460
18332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.647-0.467
191429Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA14.657-0.477
20517MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA14.668-0.488
21417TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA14.695-0.515
22209Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC14.710-0.530
2316B00Josh Henry Newport, TN14.749-0.569
241825BMike Benedum Salem, WV14.754-0.574
251511BStacy Boles Clinton, TN14.757-0.577
2646B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.768-0.588
273425Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.799-0.619
283812Ashton Winger Senoia, GA14.837-0.657
294796VTanner English Benton, KY14.858-0.678
30456JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA14.859-0.679
31253SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL14.864-0.684
323120Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.876-0.696
332111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.883-0.703
3427109Eli Beets Knoxville, TN14.889-0.709
354220RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA14.918-0.738
36630Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA14.948-0.768
3743111Max Blair Centerville, PA14.962-0.782
383793Cory Lawler Hanover, PA15.043-0.863
392379Josh Sneed Knoxville, TN15.066-0.886
403099BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA15.099-0.919
4139B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.119-0.939
42361STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM15.174-0.994
43335John Tweed Greeneville, TN15.552-1.372
442928Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.582-1.402
45814WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.992-2.812
4622114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC16.992-2.812
474036Logan Martin West Plains, MO16.992-2.812
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Seymour Showdown
Thursday, April 20, 2023
411 Motor Speedway
632 Maryville Hwy
Seymour, Tennessee 37865 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models make a return to Tennessee for a battle at 411 Speedway to kick off a three-night weekend in the Southeast.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Ticket Options  
Grandstand Type
Concrete

Family Section Location
None

Handicapped Seating Location
Top row of the grandstands, to the right of the start/finish line.

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pit Gate Location
The pit gate is located behind the main grandstands.

Parking Cost
Free

Handicapped Parking Location
In front of main Gate

Camping Cost
free

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Concrete

Stadium Seating
All seating is General Admission and stadium chairs are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
Top row of the grandstands, to the right of the start/finish line.

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pit Gate Location
The pit gate is located behind the main grandstands.

Personal Coolers
Coolers are not permitted.

Alcohol Sales
411 Motor Speedway has a no alcohol policy.

Smoking Policy
411 Motor Speedway has a zero tolerance smoking policy on race track property.

Family Section
None

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Cost
free

Track Info  

411 Motor Speedway
632 Maryville Hwy
Seymour, Tennessee 37865 

Track Phone
(865) 257-7223

Track Type
0.375;

Late Model Track Record
12.985 by Dustin Linville on 5/25/20

Closest Airport
McGee-Tyson

Other Airport
Seveirville

Pit Gate Location
The pit gate is located behind the main grandstands.

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, (90) LM20, or (90) LM30

Right Rear Tire:
Hoosier (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4, (92) LM30, or (92) LM40

**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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