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World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Friday, November 03, 2023
Race Recap  

CHARLOTTE SWEEP: Marks Outlasts Peck, Courtney for Thrilling Charlotte World Finals Victory

The World of Outlaws World Finals means only a few chances remain to pick up a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car win this year. And that also means the intensity rises each and every lap.

That heightened intensity was on complete display Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. An all-out war erupted between Brent Marks, Justin Peck, and Tyler Courtney for a $15,000 payday and a trip to Victory Lane.

Sliders. Crossovers. More sliders and crossovers. Cars using multiple grooves. Endless action led to a thrilling 25-lap main event on the penultimate night of the 2023 campaign for The Greatest Show on Dirt.

When the dust settled, Brent Marks claimed the checkered flag narrowly ahead of Peck to snag a win for the Pennsylvania Posse. As Marks rose atop his wing in Victory Lane, the massive crowd on hand erupted in appreciation for the show he and his fellow competitors had delivered.

“It feels amazing,” Marks said. “To win in front of this crowd is an amazing moment. Standing up here on this stage at this racetrack means a lot to me. To get another World of Outlaws victory also means a lot to me. That was a really fun race.”

The win was Marks’ second of the season, marking the third consecutive year he’s notched multiple World of Outlaws wins. Adding to his 2021 Charlotte victory, Marks became the 12th driver to own multiple Series triumphs at the 4/10-mile. His win also completed a clean sweep of the program as he set QuickTime, won his Heat, topped the Dash, and finished it off with the Feature victory.

Marks earned the pole of the Feature after topping the Toyota Racing Dash. Courtney slid ahead of “The Myerstown Missile” in Turns 3 and 4, but Marks dipped under him to lead the opening lap by a hair and slide back in front in Turns 1 and 2.

As the early laps unfolded, Marks couldn’t shake Courtney as Marks opted for the cushion while “Sunshine” tiptoed the bottom. Courtney pulled alongside Marks multiple times within the first handful of laps but couldn’t quite make the move.

But then on the 10th lap, Marks tripped up in traffic as he went through the slick in Turns 3 and 4, allowing Courtney to sneak by on the bottom and claim the top spot aboard the Clauson Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink #7BC.

Quickly changing track conditions allowed Peck to surprise both Marks and Courtney. While the lead duo committed to the bottom, Peck ripped the top in the Buch Motorsports #13 and went around Marks on Lap 12. One lap later, Peck blasted by Courtney for the lead.

Two laps later, Marks surged back into contention as he rolled the bottom to pass Courtney coming to the line and pull alongside Peck, In Turns 1 and 2, Marks pulled the trigger on a slide job to reclaim the lead. Peck returned the favor the next time around in the same set of corners. Marks crossed over out of Turn 2 and aimed for the top in Turn 3, so Peck threw another slider. Marks again dipped under Peck and then fended off his next move in Turn 1.

“I was running the top there in the beginning and saw Tyler down on the bottom there a couple times,” Marks recalled. “So, I switched my line up and felt pretty good. And then I think I slipped up and he got by me and fell back to second. I just tried to work that in down there a little more, and Justin railed around both of us on the top, so I fell back to third. I just started moving around just trying to figure out what was going to work best for my car. I felt like I could go anywhere but was definitely better up top. I just knew we needed to stick to that, and that’s what we did and ended up racing our way back up through there.”

Following the intense battle with Peck, Marks built a decent lead as the laps faded late in the going. But suddenly lapped traffic became an issue again.

Brent Marks drives the #19 at Charlotte
Brent Marks picked up his 14th career World of Outlaws win on Friday (Trent Gower Photo)

Marks stared down cars using both his preferred high line and the low line. Peck chipped away at the gap, and when the white flag flew he found himself within striking distance. Marks thought the lapped car ahead would go low in the final set of corners but guessed wrong, causing him to drift through the slick in Turns 3 and 4. Peck closed fast and looked under Marks coming to the checkered flag but came up slightly short as Marks grabbed the win.

“I felt like the track crew did an amazing job there at getting the track two lanes of racing and getting it pretty tricky around the top,” Marks said. “Man, I just got to lapped traffic there and wanted to make sure I didn’t get off the top. I just felt like my pace slowed up too much. I was getting a little worried about Justin behind me closing in on us. Then I had a run on Logan (Schuchart) going down the backstretch on the last lap, and last minute he pulled off to go to the bottom, and I had already set up to try to slide him. That just kind of got me stuck in the middle a little bit. I knew he was going to have a head of steam. Fortunately, we hung on there at the end and won us this race.”

A second place run for Peck equaled his best World of Outlaws finish. While proud of he and the Buch team’s efforts, Peck couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed with coming so close to what’s become an elusive first Series victory.

“My guys gave me a really good race car,” Peck said. “Me, Brent, and Sunshine raced each other pretty hard there. It’s just one of those deals where it’s got to come sometime, right? It feels like we’ve run second quite a few times now and been on the podium but just can’t seem to pull off a win.”

Courtney rounded out the top three to post his sixth career World of Outlaws podium. The Indianapolis, IN native felt he was missing just a little speed to lock up his second Series win of the year.

“Once Brent cleared Justin there, we just got back around the top,” Courtney said. “We were running really fast laps up there. We’re set up a little bit more to run down off the top, so I was a little too tight to run around the top there.”

Brad Sweet and James McFadden completed the top five. Sweet’s result combined with David Gravel’s sixth place run pushed Sweet’s lead atop the standings to 46 points. Sweet now needs a finish of 22nd or better in the season finale to lock up his fifth straight championship with Kasey Kahne Racing.

Donny Schatz earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger with a 25th to 13th drive.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Rico Abreu (48th Heat Race win of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two through Four were topped by Brian Brown (82nd of career), Brent Marks (29th of career), and Tyler Courtney (13th of career).

Hunter Schuerenberg won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars complete the 2023 season with a $25,000 to win finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte‘s World Finals on Saturday, Nov. 4. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[1]; 2. 13-Justin Peck[5]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[11]; 5. 83-James McFadden[10]; 6. 2-David Gravel[9]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[12]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[6]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[15]; 10. 69K-Justin Henderson[4]; 11. 41-Carson Macedo[13]; 12. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz[25]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston[22]; 15. 9R-Chase Randall[7]; 16. 14-Cole Macedo[17]; 17. 88-Austin McCarl[8]; 18. 8-Cory Eliason[20]; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri[16]; 20. 71-Parker Price Miller[24]; 21. 2MD-Cap Henry[19]; 22. 9-Kasey Kahne[18]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart[14]; 24. 7S-Robbie Price[27]; 25. 20G-Noah Gass[28]; 26. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[21]; 27. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[26]; 28. 99-Skylar Gee[23]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019Brent Marks 250.00020Running150$15,000
25+313Justin Peck 25-0.1332Running146$7,000
32-17BCTyler Courtney 25-2.1853Running144$4,000
411+749Brad Sweet 25-2.704Running142$3,500
510+583James McFadden 25-3.353Running140$3,200
69+32David Gravel 25-4.331Running138$3,000
712+517Sheldon Haudenschild 25-4.895Running136$2,700
86-224Rico Abreu 25-6.524Running134$2,500
915+618Giovanni Scelzi 25-7.405Running132$2,300
104-669KJustin Henderson 25-8.028Running130$2,200
1113+241Carson Macedo 25-8.815Running128$2,100
123-921Brian Brown 25-9.015Running126$2,000
1325+1215Donny Schatz 25-10.046Running124$1,700
1422+85Spencer Bayston 25-10.170Running122$1,600
157-89RChase Randall 25-11.598Running120$1,400
1617+114Cole Macedo 25-11.982Running118$1,300
178-988Austin McCarl 25-12.527Running116$1,200
1820+28Cory Eliason 25-13.029Running114$1,200
1916-339MAnthony Macri 25-13.945Running112$1,200
2024+471Parker Price-Miller 25-14.293Running110$1,200
2119-22MDCap Henry 25-14.894Running108$1,200
2218-49Kasey Kahne 25-15.266Running106$1,200
2314-91SLogan Schuchart 25-18.271Running104$1,200
2427+37SRobbie Price 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,200
2528+320GNoah Gass 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,200
2621-555Hunter Schuerenberg 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,200
2726-13ZBrock Zearfoss 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,200
2823-599Skylar Gee 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+155Hunter Schuerenberg 00.000Running0$0
21-15Spencer Bayston 0-0.279Running0$0
33099Skylar Gee 0-2.905Running0$0
44071Parker Price-Miller 0-3.324Running0$0
5503ZBrock Zearfoss 0-3.693Running0$0
610+41AJacob Allen 0-4.212Running90$300
78+17SRobbie Price 0-4.405Running0$0
812+412Lance Dewease 0-6.651Running90$250
917+842Sye Lynch 0-7.576Running90$225
1011+147Eric Riggins Jr0-10.467Running90$200
116-524DDanny Sams III0-10.673Running90$200
129-315HSam Hafertepe Jr0-11.530Running90$200
1318+520GNoah Gass 0-12.301Running0$0
147-76ZZane Devault 0-12.448Running90$200
1516+122Riley Goodno 0-13.674Running90$200
1613-31TTanner Holmes 0-14.181Running90$200
1715-25DJacob Dykstra 0-16.368Running90$200
1814-477Geoff Dodge 0-16.368DNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019Brent Marks 00.000Running0$0
2207BCTyler Courtney 0-1.752Running0$0
36+321Brian Brown 0-3.643Running0$0
43-169KJustin Henderson 0-4.701Running0$0
58+313Justin Peck 0-5.370Running0$0
67+124Rico Abreu 0-5.997Running0$0
75-29RChase Randall 0-7.699Running0$0
84-488Austin McCarl 0-8.998Running0$0
C Main Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+242Sye Lynch 00.000Running0$0
21-120GNoah Gass 0-0.195Running0$0
316+1315Donny Schatz 0-3.248Running0$0
45+17NYMatt Farnham 0-5.127Running90$150
57+2W20Greg Wilson 0-6.117Running90$150
64-233Derek Hauck 0-8.098Running90$150
711+47NDarin Naida 0-9.582Running90$125
82-618RRyan Roberts 0-10.611Running9$125
914+514TTim Estenson 0-11.315Running90$125
106-412SBrent Shearer 0-12.308Running90$125
1110-120Tim Buckwalter 0-13.793Running90$125
129-323MLance Moss 0-13.871Running90$125
138-540George Hobaugh Jr0-16.044Running90$125
1412-228MConner Morrell 0-0.636Running90$125
1513-217HWout Hoffmans 0-1.982Running90$125
1615-123Devon Borden 0-1.982DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+224Rico Abreu 00.000Running
2209RChase Randall 0-1.397Running
31-22David Gravel 0-2.111Running
44041Carson Macedo 0-3.585Running
56+114Cole Macedo 0-4.568Running
65-15Spencer Bayston 0-6.537Running
7703ZBrock Zearfoss 0-7.456Running
89+115HSam Hafertepe Jr0-9.359Running
98-11TTanner Holmes 0-1.165Running
1010020GNoah Gass 0-11.816Running
1113+27NYMatt Farnham 0-12.700Running
1211-123MLance Moss 0-14.895Running
1312-117HWout Hoffmans 0-1.165Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021Brian Brown 00.000Running
22069KJustin Henderson 0-1.210Running
34+149Brad Sweet 0-2.049Running
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 0-3.360Running
5502MDCap Henry 0-4.427Running
67+199Skylar Gee 0-5.777Running
78+16ZZane Devault 0-6.849Running
811+347Eric Riggins Jr0-10.634Running
910+15DJacob Dykstra 0-12.136Running
109-142Sye Lynch 0-12.282Running
1112+1W20Greg Wilson 0-12.883Running
1213+17NDarin Naida 0-13.773Running
136-723Devon Borden 0-13.773DNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11019Brent Marks 00.000Running
22088Austin McCarl 0-1.995Running
34+183James McFadden 0-3.782Running
45+11SLogan Schuchart 0-4.497Running
56+19Kasey Kahne 0-6.307Running
67+171Parker Price-Miller 0-7.518Running
78+17SRobbie Price 0-8.527Running
83-555Hunter Schuerenberg 0-9.980Running
99077Geoff Dodge 0-10.839Running
1012+218RRyan Roberts 0-12.620Running
1111012SBrent Shearer 0-13.480Running
1213+120Tim Buckwalter 0-13.821Running
1310-314TTim Estenson 0-0.483Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107BCTyler Courtney 00.000Running
24+213Justin Peck 0-2.368Running
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 0-3.470Running
42-239MAnthony Macri 0-4.304Running
5508Cory Eliason 0-5.680Running
610+424DDanny Sams III0-7.154Running
7701AJacob Allen 0-7.508Running
88012Lance Dewease 0-8.866Running
99022Riley Goodno 0-9.708Running
1013+333Derek Hauck 0-11.079Running
1112+140George Hobaugh Jr0-12.247Running
1211-128MConner Morrell 0-13.038Running
136-715Donny Schatz 0339.259DNF
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws World Finals
Friday, November 03, 2023
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Event Description
The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with four days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, for four full days of racing, culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$15,000.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Event Schedule
Tuesday, Oct 31
9AM Hauler Staging (West Side zMax Dragway)
3PM Pit Pass Sales begin (Gate 2)
4-6PM Hauler Parking & Hauler Parade
6PM Millbridge Event

Wednesday, Nov 1
11AM Pit Pass Sales begin & Hauler Parking resumes
12PM FAN FEST
3PM Race Day Live on the Sage Fruit Stage
3:30PM Front Gate opens & Ticket Sales begin
5PM Hot Laps

Thursday, Nov 2
11AM Pit Pass Sales begin & Hauler Parking resumes
2:30PM Front Gate opens & Ticket Sales begin
2:30PM Race Day Live on the Sage Fruit Stage
4PM Opening Ceremonies

Friday, Nov 3
11AM Pit Pass Sales begin & Hauler Parking resumes
2:30PM Front Gate opens & Ticket Sales begin
2:30PM Race Day Live on the Sage Fruit Stage
4PM Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, Nov 4
10AM Pit Pass Sales begin
1:30PM Race Day Live on the Sage Fruit Stage
2PM Front Gate opens & Ticket Sales begin
3PM Opening Ceremonies

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*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#AllDirtRoads

Related Documents
 https://worldofoutlawsworldfinals.com/

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Options And Prices
4-Day Package: $139

Single Seat Tickets ON SALE October 30th

Wednesday: $40
Thursday: $60
Friday: $60
Saturday: $60




Grandstand Type
Bleacher with backs

Reserved Seating
Yes

Family Section Location
n/a

Handicapped Seating Location
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Pit Pass Price
Pit Passes 4-Day Pit Pass: $130, Wednesday: $30, Thursday: $50, Friday: $50, Saturday: $50

Pit Age Requirement
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Parking Cost
FREE

Handicapped Parking Location
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

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

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$15,000.00

Reserved Seating
Yes

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers
Fans can bring in a soft-sided cooler no bigger than 14x14x14 and a bag/backpack no bigger than 18x18x14. Hard coolers are not allowed through the gates. Coolers are not allowed in Suites.

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section
n/a

Parking Cost
FREE

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

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Track Info  

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Track Size
0.4

Track Type
semi banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Late Model Track Record
14.183 seconds by Kyle Larson on 11/5/20

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

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 Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4 **Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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