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World of Outlaws Illini 100
Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, Illinois
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Race Recap  

OPERATION DOMINATION: Bobby Pierce Wins Second Illini 100 In Return To 2023 Form

The Smooth Operator leads 48 laps en route to his first win in 2024 with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models


If there is one thing you can expect when visiting Farmer City Raceway in the 2020s, Bobby Pierce will be the driver that all dirt Late Model drivers are chasing.

The reigning World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models champion opened up the notebook for the 60-lap Feature race through tires – giving his #32 Longhorn Chassis the ability to use each lane of the quarter-mile race track and helping him earn his 19th career Feature win with the Series.

The Feature commenced with Gray Court, SC driver Chris Madden leading the field to the green flag until three cautions in the first five laps plagued the field in the early portion.

From there, the caution never saw the skies for the rest of the Feature – allowing drivers to make ground around the treacherous Illinois bullring.

That final restart saw Pierce make ground on the leaders immediately – passing by Friday night winner Nick Hoffman and having to maneuver the high and low lanes to get by Madden in the tight race for the lead.

Pierce got by Madden by using the low line on Lap 12 and never relinquished the lead for the rest of the event.

The short track had lapped cars play an important factor in deciding the night’s Feature winner. Pierce used this to his advantage by using a mix of the high and low lines of the race track to gain the race lead from Madden off of Turn 4 – a cleaner look to how he attempted to pass Hoffman on Friday night.

From there, Pierce navigated the lap traffic like he was playing a video game on easy mode – lapping up to ninth place when he took the checkered flag to win his second Illini 100 Feature race. The win also marks Pierce’s sixth straight podium finish in every World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Feature at Farmer City.

For Pierce, the difference was a last-minute change of tires before he rolled the car up to the grid because he noticed the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets Feature made the race track slick.

“I made a last-second call on the tires,” Pierce said. “My dad was like ‘Are you sure?’ and I said yes because the Midgets slicked up the track. It just worked out for us, I loved to see the race go caution-free the rest of the way once we got going. That really helped us out there.

“Growing up here, watching races as a young kid and I remember watching Late Models around here and thinking ‘Man, these guys are crazy for running the cushion like that.’ So, it’s pretty cool to get another win here.”

Bobby Pierce (Emily Schwanke)

Hoffman took home a second-place finish – looking to continue building momentum while acknowledging the difficulty of racing lapped cars while chasing Pierce in the process.

“At the start, we were frustrated because we couldn’t even get a lap in,” Hoffman said. “Then, we basically went the distance from there. Looking at the lap traffic, you had to look at their tendencies and where they were gonna move around. You can’t be too aggressive, but you have to find some ground because you know they are coming from behind. I had a decent lead over third so I was just doing what I needed to do to not be in a bad spot or hit the Yuke tires too hard or something stupid.”

New Waverly, TX driver Tyler Erb climbed his way through the field to finish inside the podium – losing patience with the lapped traffic while he worked on his chances to pass Hoffman for second place by the end of the Feature.

“Our cars are fast,” Erb said. “I’m trying to be better, and if we could’ve gotten through lap traffic a little better, but it’s part of not winning our Heat. It’s our fault, our cars were fast, we’re qualifying and Heat racing good. We just need to win those Heat races so we can be in a better position in the Feature. All in all, our car was really f-ing good, and thanks to everybody that helps us.”

Florida native Kyle Bronson brought the heat to Farmer City by picking up his second top-five of the 2024 season with a fourth-place result.

Current Series points leader Brandon Sheppard was rounding out Saturday night’s top-five finishers. Beginning the night with a tough qualifying effort and Heat race, the New Berlin, IL driver had to climb 18 positions from his 23rd starting spot to finish fifth – awarding him the Fox Factory Hard Charger Award.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Sheppard said. “For a lack of better words, I effin sucked to begin the night. We changed a bunch of stuff tonight, got the car back to how I raced it last year and it was really good. It’s small stuff that I’ve got to do better at, and I have no idea what it is yet.

“At this point, it’s about making the qualifying and early night program better. We have to get that dialed in if we’re going to win the championship. There’s no other way around it. These Longhorn guys and Sheppard Riggs Racing crew are trying and it’s all hands on deck to get back to where we need to be. We gotta keep our heads up, keep the team pumped because nights like these are a testament to the team. I’m putting in 100% effort.”

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models are heading Southbound towards Tennessee for a night at Thunderhill Raceway on Thursday, April 18.This leads up to a trip to Alabama for two nights at the Talladega Short Track, April 19-20. For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

CASE Late Model Feature (60 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 2. 9-Nick Hoffman[3]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[10]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[5]; 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard[23]; 6. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 7. 1-Tim McCreadie[7]; 8. 97-Cade Dillard[9]; 9. 25-Jason Feger[6]; 10. 97C-Cody Overton[13]; 11. 16-Tyler Bruening[22]; 12. 81-Jason Riggs[8]; 13. 111-Max Blair[17]; 14. 3S-Brian Shirley[25]; 15. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[11]; 16. 19-Dustin Sorensen[12]; 17. 84-Myles Moos[15]; 18. 22*-Max McLaughlin[19]; 19. B1-Brent Larson[21]; 20. 6JR-Parker Martin[16]; 21. 19R-Ryan Gustin[24]; 22. 20-Jimmy Owens[14]; 23. 33-Frank Heckenast Jr[20]; 24. 174-Ethan Dotson[26]; 25. 4GG-Tripp Gerrald[18]; 26. 18-Shannon Babb[2]

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Feature Results
14+332Bobby Pierce 600.00049Running150$20,000
23+19Nick Hoffman 60-8.825Running146$10,000
310+71TTyler Erb 60-11.916Running144$5,500
45+140BKyle Bronson 60-13.467Running142$4,500
523+18B5Brandon Sheppard 60-13.584Running140$4,000
61-544Chris Madden 60-17.89912Running138$3,500
7701Tim McCreadie 60-18.404Running136$3,000
89+197Cade Dillard 60-19.696Running134$2,800
96-325Jason Feger 59-1 LapsRunning132$2,600
1013+397CCody Overton 59-1 LapsRunning130$2,400
1122+1116Tyler Bruening 59-1 LapsRunning128$2,200
128-481Jason Riggs 59-1 LapsRunning126$2,000
1317+4111Max Blair 59-1 LapsRunning124$1,800
1425+113SBrian Shirley 59-1 LapsRunning122$1,750
1511-428Dennis Erb Jr59-1 LapsRunning120$1,700
1612-419Dustin Sorensen 59-1 LapsRunning118$1,650
1715-284Myles Moos 58-2 LapsRunning116$1,600
1819+122*Max McLaughlin 58-2 LapsRunning114$1,500
1921+2B1Brent Larson 58-2 LapsRunning112$1,500
2016-46JRParker Martin 57-3 LapsRunning110$1,500
2124+319RRyan Gustin 46-14 LapsDNF108$1,500
2214-820Jimmy Owens 41-19 LapsDNF106$1,500
2320-333Frank Heckenast Jr27-33 LapsDNF104$1,500
2426+2174Ethan Dotson 15-45 LapsDNF104$1,500
2518-74GGTripp Gerrald 5-55 LapsDNF104$1,500
262-2418Shannon Babb 3-57 LapsDNF104$1,500
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brandon Sheppard
Last Chance Showdown Results
110111Max Blair 100.00010Running0$0
23+122*Max McLaughlin 10-1.276Running0$0
32-1B1Brent Larson 10-2.947Running0$0
440174Ethan Dotson 10-4.028Running0$0
55030Todd Cooney 10-4.852Running100$0
67+124Ryan Unzicker 10-5.684Running100$0
79+299Mckay Wenger 10-6.108Running100$0
811+333HRoben Huffman 10-7.524Running100$0
96-321BRich Bell 8-2 LapsRunning100$0
108-2B5Brandon Sheppard 4-6 LapsDNF0$0
1112+1122Timmy Dick 1-9 LapsDNF100$0
1210-25SSteve Sheppard Jr0-10 LapsDNF100$0
1313014WDustin Walker 0-10 LapsDNF100$0
141408LJeffrey Ledford 0-10 LapsDNF100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
1104GGTripp Gerrald 100.00010Running0$0
22033Frank Heckenast Jr10-0.407Running0$0
33016Tyler Bruening 10-0.924Running0$0
45+125WAlan Weisser 10-1.204Running100$0
57+23SBrian Shirley 10-1.773Running0$0
64-24GBob Gardner 10-2.658Running100$0
76-196Tanner English 10-3.025Running100$0
811+319RRyan Gustin 10-3.415Running0$0
99089Mike Spatola 10-3.795Running100$0
1010020TCTristan Chamberlain 10-5.776Running100$0
1114+375Daniel Adam 10-6.892Running100$0
128-41WDonny Walden 10-7.585Running100$0
1313022Daniel Hilsabeck 10-8.631Running100$0
1412-27Drake Troutman 0-10 LapsDNF100$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+144Chris Madden 80.0008Running
21-11Tim McCreadie 8-0.445Running
34+197Cade Dillard 8-1.106Running
43-197CCody Overton 8-2.244Running
56+1111Max Blair 8-3.027Running
65-122*Max McLaughlin 8-3.613Running
78+130Todd Cooney 8-4.366Running
810+224Ryan Unzicker 8-5.421Running
99099Mckay Wenger 8-5.880Running
107-333HRoben Huffman 8-6.608Running
1111014WDustin Walker 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109Nick Hoffman 80.0008Running
23+140BKyle Bronson 8-2.266Running
32-128Dennis Erb Jr8-2.614Running
45+184Myles Moos 8-4.251Running
59+4B1Brent Larson 8-5.262Running
660174Ethan Dotson 8-6.072Running
74-321BRich Bell 8-7.143Running
880B5Brandon Sheppard 8-7.157Running
910+15SSteve Sheppard Jr8-8.028Running
107-3122Timmy Dick 1-7 LapsRunning
111108LJeffrey Ledford 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Shannon Babb 80.0008Running
23+181Jason Riggs 8-1.350Running
32-11TTyler Erb 8-1.608Running
47+320Jimmy Owens 8-2.744Running
5504GGTripp Gerrald 8-3.428Running
64-216Tyler Bruening 8-4.327Running
711+425WAlan Weisser 8-4.676Running
8803SBrian Shirley 8-5.232Running
99089Mike Spatola 8-6.052Running
106-419RRyan Gustin 8-6.872Running
1110-122Daniel Hilsabeck 8-7.600Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 80.0008Running
23+125Jason Feger 8-2.153Running
35+219Dustin Sorensen 8-3.071Running
49+56JRParker Martin 8-3.582Running
57+233Frank Heckenast Jr8-4.492Running
62-44GBob Gardner 8-5.348Running
76-196Tanner English 8-5.735Running
811+31WDonny Walden 8-6.457Running
94-520TCTristan Chamberlain 8-7.136Running
101007Drake Troutman 8-7.319Running
118-375Daniel Adam 8-7.954Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
161Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY12.7410.000
239Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC12.774-0.033
3544Chris Madden Gray Court, SC12.928-0.187
41928Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.035-0.294
52097CCody Overton Evans, GA13.036-0.295
6140BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.056-0.315
71297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.110-0.369
8921BRich Bell Sheffield, IL13.141-0.400
91722*Max McLaughlin , 13.157-0.416
102184Myles Moos Lincoln, IL13.293-0.552
1110111Max Blair Centerville, PA13.295-0.554
1213174Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA13.340-0.599
13233HRoben Huffman Midland City, IL13.424-0.683
147122Timmy Dick Monticello, IL13.475-0.734
152230Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.500-0.759
1618B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.543-0.802
171199Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL13.563-0.822
188B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.598-0.857
191424Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL13.649-0.908
20165SSteve Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL13.782-1.041
21414WDustin Walker Polk, MO13.810-1.069
22158LJeffrey Ledford Pontiac, IL13.810-1.069
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1318Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.0250.000
21132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.0250.000
3171TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.051-0.026
494GBob Gardner Washington, IL13.085-0.060
51681Jason Riggs College Grove, TN13.090-0.065
6825Jason Feger Bloomington, IL13.093-0.068
7516Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.105-0.080
81020TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.108-0.083
9134GGTripp Gerrald Versailles, KY13.125-0.100
101419Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.125-0.100
112019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.128-0.103
12196Tanner English Benton, KY13.135-0.110
131820Jimmy Owens Newport, TN13.161-0.136
142133Frank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL13.180-0.155
1523SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.203-0.178
16475Daniel Adam Wade , NC13.221-0.196
172289Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL13.231-0.206
18126JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA13.307-0.282
19622Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.312-0.287
20157Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA13.416-0.391
211925WAlan Weisser Peoria, IL13.725-0.700
2271WDonny Walden Bloomington, IL13.822-0.797
Hot Laps Results
12184Myles Moos Lincoln, IL12.8670.000
2314GBob Gardner Washington, IL12.993-0.126
3391TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.026-0.159
42716Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.061-0.194
51297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.074-0.207
63332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.082-0.215
71928Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.113-0.246
83025Jason Feger Bloomington, IL13.114-0.247
93220TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.126-0.259
104219RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.147-0.280
11243SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.160-0.293
12291WDonny Walden Bloomington, IL13.160-0.293
132675Daniel Adam Wade , NC13.183-0.316
143881Jason Riggs College Grove, TN13.269-0.402
15346JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA13.285-0.418
162518Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.287-0.420
172396Tanner English Benton, KY13.290-0.423
184333Frank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL13.301-0.434
19354GGTripp Gerrald Versailles, KY13.305-0.438
204489Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL13.334-0.467
214125WAlan Weisser Peoria, IL13.396-0.529
222097CCody Overton Evans, GA13.407-0.540
233619Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.439-0.572
242230Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.447-0.580
25377Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA13.452-0.585
2618B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.563-0.696
27544Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.628-0.761
2810111Max Blair Centerville, PA13.653-0.786
292822Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.655-0.788
301722*Max McLaughlin , 13.671-0.804
3161Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY13.686-0.819
3213174Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA13.721-0.854
331199Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL13.890-1.023
347122Timmy Dick Monticello, IL13.891-1.024
354020Jimmy Owens Newport, TN13.930-1.063
36165SSteve Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL13.933-1.066
37921BRich Bell Sheffield, IL13.971-1.104
38233HRoben Huffman Midland City, IL14.130-1.263
3939Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC14.133-1.266
401424Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL14.263-1.396
41414WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.277-1.410
428B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.302-1.435
43140BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.316-1.449
44158LJeffrey Ledford Pontiac, IL14.316-1.449
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Illini 100
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Farmer City Raceway
850 N Grove St.
Farmer City, Illinois 61842 

Event Description

It’s Farmer City, Baby! A thrilling weekend of action returns to Farmer City Raceway for the Illini 100 at the historic 1/4-mile. The World of Outlaws Late Models return to the Land of Lincoln, as drivers battle for a $20,000 prize on Saturday.

The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is also on the card for the first time in event history, racing for a $4,000 grand prize on Friday and $5,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, MARS Late Model Championship

To Win Amount

Total Purse

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule

Thursday Practice:

12:00 PM: Pit Gates Open
1:00 PM: Grandstand Gates Open


12:00 PM: Pit Gates Open
1:00 PM: Grandstand Gates Open
6:30 PM: Hot Laps/Qualifying, Opening Ceremonies and Racing to follow


12:00 PM: Pits Gates Open
1:00 PM: Grandstand Gates Open
4:30 PM: Autograph Session
6:30 PM: Hot Laps/Qualifying, Opening Ceremonies and Racing to follow

*All times Central

Event Hashtag

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone

Options And Prices
2-Day Advanced Adult Reserved Package: $70; Day of: $80
2-Day Advanced Adult GA Package: $60; Day of: $70
2-Day Child (6-12) GA Package: $25

Friday Advanced Adult Reserved: $35; Day of: $40
Friday Advanced Adult GA: $30; Day of: $35
Friday Child GA (6-12): $10

Saturday Advanced Adult Reserved: $40; Day of: $45
Saturday Advanced Adult GA: $35; Day of: $40
Saturday Child GA (6-12): $15

3-Day Pit Pass: $105
2-Day Pit Pass $80
Thursday Pit Pass: $25
Friday Pit Pass: $40
Saturday Pit Pass: $45


Grandstand Type
Farmer City Raceway offers bleacher style grandstands.

Reserved Seating
The top 5 rows of Sections A-E

Family Section Location
Farmer City Raceway does not offer a Family Section.

Handicapped Seating Location
Handicap seating is available in the front rows of the grandstands.

Pit Pass Price
3-Day Pit Pass: $105; 2-Day Pit Pass: $80; Thurs. Pit Pass: $25; Fri. Pit Pass: $40; Sat. Pit Pass: $45

Pit Age Requirement
There is no age limits for the pit area. Minors 17 and younger must have a signed parent waiver form.

Parking Cost
Parking on racetrack property is free of charge.

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, MARS Late Model Championship

To Win Amount

Total Purse

Reserved Seating
The top 5 rows of Sections A-E

Type of Grandstand
Farmer City Raceway offers bleacher style grandstands.

Stadium Seating
Farmer City Raceway does not allow the use of chairs for its events.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap seating is available in the front rows of the grandstands.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age limits for the pit area. Minors 17 and younger must have a signed parent waiver form.

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed to be brought in to the grandstand area.

Alcohol Sales
Farmer City Raceway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Farmer City Raceway does not allow smoking in the grandstands.

Family Section
Farmer City Raceway does not offer a Family Section.

Parking Cost
Parking on racetrack property is free of charge.

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Farmer City Raceway
850 N Grove St.
Farmer City, Illinois 61842 

Track Phone
(309) 928-9110

Ticket Phone

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

Track Type

Late Model Track Record
11.750 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 4/5/19

Closest Airport
Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

Other Airport
Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front, 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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