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World of Outlaws Alabama Gang 100 Weekend
Talladega Short Track | Eastaboga, Alabama
Friday, April 19, 2024
Race Recap  

FRIDAY WINNERS: Knowles, McLaughlin Win Alabama Gang 100 Prelim Feature Races

Knowles, Overton, Mills, McLaughlin, Thornton, and Seawright among the drivers to lock their way into Saturday’s finale at Talladega Short Track


Two first-time winners in the same night opened the Alabama Gang 100 at the Talladega Short Track Friday night. 

With the night split into two 25-lap Prelim Features, Dylan Knowles and Max McLaughlin each scored a prelim victory – their first time in Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models. 

The top-three finishers in each race also locked into Saturday’s 75-lap, $35,000-to-win Alabama Gang 100 finale, which includes Brandon Overton, Trey Mills, Ricky Thornton Jr. and Sam Seawright. 

Feature 1 – Dylan Knowles

Throughout Friday’s program, Lanett, AL native Dylan Knowles controlled the night from the top spot. He started by winning the Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap of the Night, then followed up with his first Simpson Quick Time Award. 

Rolling off from the pole, Knowles commanded the duration of Feature 1 with ease – keeping reigning Alabama Gang 100 winner Brandon Overton at bay to claim the win.

“I knew Brandon was back there,” Knowles said. “I said to myself that I’m not getting off this bottom and I’ve been known to hit the Yuke tires. I never been in a situation leading like this before, so I feel really confident heading into tomorrow night.”

Overton finished second to Knowles after attempting each lane possible to get by the #66K of Knowles. With the result, Overton places himself in contention to go back-to-back at the 3/8-mile “Hornet’s Nest.”

Locking into his first World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Feature on Saturday night with a third place finish is St. Augustine, FL driver Trey Mills. The 15-year-old driver managed to keep in line with the two in front of him while managing to fend against the veterans to lock in the final spot in Feature 1.

Gray Court, SC driver Chris Madden finished fourth and Hyndman, PA driver Drake Troutman completed the Feature’s top five.

Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 66K-Dylan Knowles[1]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[3]; 3. 14JR-Trey Mills[2]; 4. 44-Chris Madden[12]; 5. 7-Drake Troutman[7]; 6. 17M-Dale McDowell[9]; 7. B5-Brandon Sheppard[11]; 8. 19M-Spencer Hughes[8]; 9. 9-Nick Hoffman[17]; 10. 19-Dustin Sorensen[16]; 11. 3S-Brian Shirley[18]; 12. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[10]; 13. 11-Cruz Skinner[20]; 14. 78-Matthew Brocato[14]; 15. B1-Brent Larson[15]; 16. 157-Mike Marlar[13]; 17. 96-Tanner English[4]; 18. 25-Tim Roszell[23]; 19. 6JR-Parker Martin[21]; 20. 18X-Michael Page[5]; 21. 54-David Breazeale[6]; 22. 31-Tyler Millwood[22]; 23. 17-Justin Hammett[24]; 24. 30-Todd Cooney[19]

Feature 2 – Max McLaughlin

Looking to solidify his place in the ranks of the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, Mooresville, NC driver Max McLaughlin took it one step closer with his performance in Feature 2.

Starting on the outside of the front row, McLaughlin quickly took over the top spot from Newport, TN driver Jimmy Owens on Lap One and never relinquished the lead – despite constant attempts from Martinsville, IN driver Ricky Thornton Jr. to get by the GR Smith-owned #22*.

Rain around the Talladega area made its presence known in Feature 2, as the race was called due to the weather that had impacted the track.

With the win, McLaughlin will roll off from his best start in a dirt Late Model in Saturday night’s 75-lap Feature.

“This is only my fifth or sixth time in a Late Model,” McLaughlin said. “It’s been an up-and-down year, but I gotta learn. It’s a different world here and I gotta get up to speed as fast as I can. We got a great race team and a great race car makes the driver’s job a lot easier. It makes me excited for the rest of the year.”

Thornton finished the Feature in second, keeping his #20RT in contention to win throughout the race while making any attempt in any lane around the track to overtake McLaughlin.

Fort Payne, AL driver Sam Seawright completed the Feature podium after racing his #16S into the final transfer position to lock in for his chance at a first Series win on Saturday night.

Reigning Series champion Bobby Pierce finished fourth by climbing up five positions by using the high line of the track. Owens came home to finish fifth.

Feature 2 (25 Laps): 1. 22*-Max McLaughlin[2]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 3. 16S-Sam Seawright[5]; 4. 32-Bobby Pierce[9]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 6. 6-Kyle Larson[6]; 7. C6-Oakley Johns[12]; 8. 97C-Cody Overton[15]; 9. 12-Ashton Winger[11]; 10. 19R-Ryan Gustin[7]; 11. 40B-Kyle Bronson[10]; 12. 05-TJ Brittain[18]; 13. 22F-Chris Ferguson[24]; 14. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[22]; 15. 187-David McCoy[16]; 16. 5-Chase Oliver[17]; 17. 99-JR Moseley[13]; 18. 11S-Austin Smith[23]; 19. 38-Dillon Tidmore[20]; 20. 14W-Dustin Walker[21]; 21. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 22. 97-Cade Dillard[8]; 23. 4-Ryan Wilson[19]; 24. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[14]

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models race for one more night at the Talladega Short Track to close out the Alabama Gang 100 weekend on Saturday, April 20. The 75-lap Feature will provide a race of attrition as one driver goes home with $35,000 in the bank. 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.

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Feature Results
11066KDylan Knowles 250.00025Running0$4,000
23+176Brandon Overton 25-0.710Running0$2,000
32-114JRTrey Mills 25-1.093Running0$1,750
412+844Chris Madden 25-3.984Running0$1,500
57+27Drake Troutman 25-5.293Running0$1,250
69+317MDale McDowell 25-5.820Running0$1,200
711+4B5Brandon Sheppard 25-6.688Running0$1,100
88019MSpencer Hughes 25-8.363Running0$1,000
917+89Nick Hoffman 25-8.952Running0$1,100
1016+619Dustin Sorensen 25-9.770Running0$900
1118+73SBrian Shirley 25-11.755Running0$800
1210-228Dennis Erb Jr25-12.347Running0$750
1320+711Cruz Skinner 25-13.566Running0$725
1414078Matthew Brocato 25-13.959Running0$700
15150B1Brent Larson 25-14.452Running0$675
1613-3157Mike Marlar 25-14.755Running0$650
174-1396Tanner English 25-15.311Running0$625
1823+525Tim Roszell 15-10 LapsDNF0$640
1921+26JRParker Martin 13-12 LapsDNF0$600
205-1518XMichael Page 9-16 LapsDNF0$600
216-1554David Breazeale 2-23 LapsDNF0$600
2222031Tyler Millwood 2-23 LapsDNF0$600
2324+117Justin Hammett 2-23 LapsDNF0$600
2419-530Todd Cooney 0-25 LapsDNF0$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Chris Madden
Feature 2 Results
12+122*Max McLaughlin 160.00015Running0$4,000
23+120RTRicky Thornton Jr.16-0.880Running0$2,000
35+216SSam Seawright 16-1.739Running0$1,750
49+532Bobby Pierce 16-3.567Running0$1,500
51-420Jimmy Owens 16-3.8711Running0$1,250
6606Kyle Larson 16-4.540Running0$1,200
712+5C6Oakley Johns 16-4.881Running0$1,100
815+797CCody Overton 16-5.340Running0$1,000
911+212Ashton Winger 16-5.852Running0$900
107-319RRyan Gustin 16-6.168Running0$850
1110-140BKyle Bronson 16-6.397Running0$800
1218+605 16-6.620Running0$750
1324+1122FChris Ferguson 16-6.787Running0$725
1422+822Daniel Hilsabeck 16-7.696Running0$700
1516+1187David McCoy 16-8.402Running0$675
1617+15Chase Oliver 16-9.050Running0$650
1713-499JR Moseley 16-9.623Running0$625
1823+511SAustin Smith 16-9.975Running0$600
1920+138Dillon Tidmore 16-10.193Running0$600
2021+114WDustin Walker 16-11.425Running0$600
214-1716Tyler Bruening 12-4 LapsDNF0$600
228-1497Cade Dillard 10-6 LapsDNF0$600
2319-44Ryan Wilson 10-6 LapsDNF0$600
2414-1020TCTristan Chamberlain 1-15 LapsDNF0$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Chris Ferguson
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1666KDylan Knowles Lanett, AL13.3530.000
2214JRTrey Mills St. Augustine, FL13.359-0.006
3376Brandon Overton Evans, GA13.373-0.020
42096Tanner English Benton, KY13.436-0.083
51018XMichael Page Douglasville, TN13.453-0.100
61654David Breazeale Four Corners, MS13.498-0.145
787Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA13.545-0.192
8919MSpencer Hughes Meridian, MS13.556-0.203
9517MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA13.568-0.215
101528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.600-0.247
1113B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.614-0.261
121944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.641-0.288
1312157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.668-0.315
14178Matthew Brocato Muscle Shoals, AL13.682-0.329
1522B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.689-0.336
161819Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.751-0.398
17249Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.840-0.487
18213SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.891-0.538
192330Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA13.983-0.630
20411Cruz Skinner Oxford, AL13.990-0.637
21146JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA14.020-0.667
221731Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA14.270-0.917
23725Tim Roszell Anniston, AL14.307-0.954
241117Justin Hammett Zebulon, GA14.840-1.487
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11720Jimmy Owens Newport, TN13.3710.000
22422*Max McLaughlin , 13.412-0.041
32020RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA13.443-0.072
42216Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.456-0.085
5816SSam Seawright Fort Payne, AL13.516-0.145
6156Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.550-0.179
7619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.588-0.217
8997Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.588-0.217
9532Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.596-0.225
101940BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.630-0.259
111012Ashton Winger Senoia, GA13.717-0.346
1221C6Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN13.822-0.451
13199JR Moseley Columbus, GA13.881-0.510
14220TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.895-0.524
15797CCody Overton Evans, GA13.911-0.540
1613187David McCoy Franklin, NC14.085-0.714
17235Chase Oliver Crossville, AL14.162-0.791
181805 Centre, AL14.211-0.840
19124Ryan Wilson Margaret, AL14.241-0.870
201638Dillon Tidmore Gadsen, AL14.241-0.870
21414WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.265-0.894
221122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.299-0.928
23311SAustin Smith Rome, GA14.716-1.345
241422FChris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC20.253-6.882
Hot Laps Results
1666KDylan Knowles Lanett, AL12.9240.000
2376Brandon Overton Evans, GA13.075-0.151
33216SSam Seawright Fort Payne, AL13.121-0.197
4249Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.122-0.198
545C6Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN13.174-0.250
6146JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA13.209-0.285
71018XMichael Page Douglasville, TN13.228-0.304
82096Tanner English Benton, KY13.238-0.314
987Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA13.242-0.318
1012157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.253-0.329
111944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.285-0.361
12919MSpencer Hughes Meridian, MS13.293-0.369
13517MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA13.295-0.371
1413B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.299-0.375
153397Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.367-0.443
164120Jimmy Owens Newport, TN13.371-0.447
17411Cruz Skinner Oxford, AL13.388-0.464
181528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.414-0.490
1922B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.414-0.490
203197CCody Overton Evans, GA13.443-0.519
212599JR Moseley Columbus, GA13.443-0.519
22214JRTrey Mills St. Augustine, FL13.444-0.520
233019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.452-0.528
244420RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA13.464-0.540
251731Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA13.495-0.571
262932Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.497-0.573
273522Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA13.500-0.576
283412Ashton Winger Senoia, GA13.502-0.578
291654David Breazeale Four Corners, MS13.511-0.587
304822*Max McLaughlin , 13.584-0.660
314340BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.629-0.705
32396Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.661-0.737
334038Dillon Tidmore Gadsen, AL13.674-0.750
34213SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.774-0.850
351819Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN13.797-0.873
3637187David McCoy Franklin, NC13.798-0.874
37725Tim Roszell Anniston, AL13.839-0.915
38178Matthew Brocato Muscle Shoals, AL13.853-0.929
394205 Centre, AL13.878-0.954
402620TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.895-0.971
41475Chase Oliver Crossville, AL13.957-1.033
422814WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.039-1.115
43364Ryan Wilson Margaret, AL14.189-1.265
442711SAustin Smith Rome, GA14.323-1.399
451117Justin Hammett Zebulon, GA14.526-1.602
462330Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA14.686-1.762
473822FChris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC22.456-9.532
484616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA22.456-9.532
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Alabama Gang 100 Weekend
Friday, April 19, 2024
Talladega Short Track
4343 Speedway Blvd
Eastaboga, Alabama 36260 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models finish the Alabama Gang 100 with a 75-lap, $35,000-to-win Feature race on Sunday, September 15!

Series Racing
DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
12pm: Pit Gates open Sunday
3pm: GA Gates Open Sunday
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Saturday: General Admission $45; Children (9 & under): Free
Saturday Pit Pass: $50

Grandstand Type
Bleacher seating

Handicapped Seating Location
Main grandstand

Pit Pass Price
Sunday: $50 for Adults; $30 for children 6-12; children 5 & under are Free

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Reserved: $75 for the weekend; Drive up/Non-reserved camping: $80 for the weekend; Tent Camping: $15 per day

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher seating

Stadium Seating
Seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
Main grandstand

Personal Coolers
Coolers are allowed, No Glass Bottles

Alcohol Sales
Beer is for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Reserved: $75 for the weekend; Drive up/Non-reserved camping: $80 for the weekend; Tent Camping: $15 per day

Track Info  

Talladega Short Track
4343 Speedway Blvd
Eastaboga, Alabama 36260 

Track Phone
(256) 831-1413

Track Size

Track Type
High-banked, red clay oval

Late Model Track Record
12.420 sec. by Jason Hiett on 3/28/19

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Open (Hoosier Only)
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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