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World of Outlaws Connor Bobik Memorial
Marion Center Raceway | Marion Center, Pennsylvania
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Race Recap  

MOUTAINOUS CLIMB: Chris Madden Ascends 21 Positions For Comeback Win at Marion Center Raceway

“Smokey” went from making the final transfer spot into the Feature to collecting the $15,000 payday

 

Chris Madden faced an uphill battle in the mountains of Pennsylvania during the Connor Bobik Memorial at Marion Center Raceway Saturday night.

His climb: a 21-position ascent to win the 50-lap Feature.

He entered the night coming off his first World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model win of the season on Thursday, but that momentum didn’t translate early on. He qualified 15th in Group B of Sea Foam Qualifying and then missed a transfer spot in his Heat Race.

That forced him to transfer in through the Last Chance Showdown, which he did by grabbing the final available transfer spot – placing him 22nd on the starting grid for the Feature.

When the Feature commenced, “Smokey” didn’t waste time making his climb, using the bottom lane to pass clusters of cars.

Multiple cautions across the 50-lap race helped keep Madden in the mix for the Feature win.

Moving into the top five with 20 laps to go, the toughest stretch of work began for him, having to get by the leading contenders with the hourglass running out.

He started by passing Cade Dillard and Nick Hoffman, who spent most of the race battling each other, with ease to move into second. Then, Madden evaporated the gap on race leader Kyle Bronson with 10 laps to go.

With momentum back on his side, Madden took his chance for the lead with five laps to go by getting to the bottom of Bronson in Turn 1. They stayed side-by-side until he slid up the track to clear Bronson off of Turn 4.

Madden used the final four laps to create as much of a gap as he could between the No. 44 and the field to score his 38th Feature win – tying with Rick Eckert for sixth in all-time Feature wins with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models.

“We were no good at all till the Feature,” Madden said. “We came in after the (Last Chance Showdown) and went to work on it and made an overhaul instead of tweaking a bit on the car to make it better. As a team, we came to the agreement of what we wanted to do there and did it. We had a heck of a hot rod there in the Feature, so that’s what got it done tonight.”

Bronson crossed the finish line in second place. While losing stung, the Brandon, FL continues to push the optimism that he will capture a Feature win with the Series soon.

“I should’ve stayed running my line there,” Bronson said. “I moved down to try and block (Madden’s) run a bit there and my signal guy was telling me he was pretty low. I just couldn’t cut like I wanted to and be able to have a smooth transition to the bottom there. I feel like we were a couple of adjustments away from being a lot better. Overall, (Madden) was really good to come from the (Last Chance Showdown) to win the damn race. We just needed three more laps to get the deal done, but overall, we’re headed in a right direction, and I think we’re in a spot where we could win a bunch of these races here.”

Hoffman completed the night’s podium with a third-place run. After a tough battle throughout the night between him and Dillard, the Mooresville, NC driver is happy to leave Marion Center Raceway in one piece and grow his points lead to 12 points over New Berlin, IL driver Brandon Sheppard.

“The racetrack was really good for the guy that came from 22nd, so that’s pretty impressive,” Hoffman said. “I probably just bided my time too much with Cade, and maybe played too nice to be honest. I should’ve been more aggressive and threw a slider sooner and got myself clear of him. Because once I got clear, I could track down Kyle. But the caution and going too deep into Turn 1, locked it down so I didn’t hit Kyle and got myself loose. Then, they swarmed me on both sides, so I had to go back to defense and fend off everyone, then when I got clear again, it was the white flag. My car was really good there and gave myself less work to do for tomorrow.”

On the final lap, Sarver, PA driver Michael Norris snagged a fourth-place result on Turn 4 from Dillard as they passed the finish line – with the Robeline, LA driver scored with a fifth-place finish.

With Madden’s win, he also continued his climb toward a potential first Series title, now sitting 28-points behind Hoffman.

 

RECAP NOTES:

Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap of the Night Award Winner – Max McLaughlin

Bilstein Pole Award Winner – Cade Dillard

Simpson Quick Time Award Winner – Drake Troutman

CASE Heat Winners – Drake Troutman (Heat 1), Kyle Bronson (Heat 2), Tyler Bruening (Heat 3), Nick Hoffman (Heat 4), Cade Dillard (Heat 5), and Brandon Sheppard (Heat 6).

CASE Last Chance Showdown Winners – Gregg Satterlee and Logan Zarin

FOX Factory Hard Charger Award Winner – Chris Madden

 

Up Next: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models finish the weekend swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania with the first venture to Spring Run, PA’s Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, May 19. You can buy advanced tickets for Path Valley today at the link 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 (50 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden[22]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 3. 9-Nick Hoffman[4]; 4. 72N-Michael Norris[18]; 5. 97-Cade Dillard[1]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[7]; 7. 22*-Max McLaughlin[27]; 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard[6]; 9. 5L-Jon Lee[10]; 10. 111-Max Blair[13]; 11. 75-Jared Miley[16]; 12. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[19]; 13. 32-Bobby Pierce[9]; 14. 16-Tyler Bruening[3]; 15. 97C-Cody Overton[11]; 16. 19-Dustin Sorensen[24]; 17. 19R-Ryan Gustin[21]; 18. 1Z-Logan Zarin[20]; 19. 6JR-Parker Martin[12]; 20. B1-Brent Larson[26]; 21. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[14]; 22. 9Y-Levi Yetter[25]; 23. 12-Ryan Montgomery[17]; 24. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[8]; 25. 7-Drake Troutman[5]; 26. 3S-Brian Shirley[23]; 27. 29-Ken Schaltenbrand[15]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
122+2144Chris Madden 500.0005Running150$15,000
22040BKyle Bronson 50-1.31645Running146$7,000
34+19Nick Hoffman 50-1.584Running144$4,000
418+1472NMichael Norris 50-2.821Running142$3,500
51-497Cade Dillard 50-3.070Running140$3,200
67+128Dennis Erb Jr50-3.482Running138$3,000
727+2022*Max McLaughlin 50-4.865Running136$2,700
86-2B5Brandon Sheppard 50-6.934Running134$2,500
910+15LJon Lee 50-7.148Running132$2,300
1013+3111Max Blair 50-7.875Running130$2,200
1116+575Jared Miley 50-8.042Running128$2,100
1219+722SGregg Satterlee 50-8.365Running126$2,000
139-432Bobby Pierce 50-8.531Running124$1,700
143-1116Tyler Bruening 50-9.919Running122$1,600
1511-497CCody Overton 50-11.208Running120$1,400
1624+819Dustin Sorensen 50-11.551Running118$1,300
1721+419RRyan Gustin 50-13.568Running116$1,200
1820+21ZLogan Zarin 50-14.986Running114$1,200
1912-76JRParker Martin 49-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
2026+6B1Brent Larson 49-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2114-722Daniel Hilsabeck 48-2 LapsRunning108$1,200
2225+39YLevi Yetter 46-4 LapsRunning106$1,200
2317-612Ryan Montgomery 44-6 LapsRunning104$1,200
248-1625ZMason Zeigler 38-12 LapsRunning104$1,200
255-207Drake Troutman 35-15 LapsRunning104$1,200
2623-33SBrian Shirley 12-38 LapsRunning104$1,200
2715-1229Ken Schaltenbrand 1-49 LapsRunning104$1,200
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Chris Madden
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107Drake Troutman 00.000Running
22028Dennis Erb Jr0-1.039Running
34+1111Max Blair 0-2.492Running
45+122SGregg Satterlee 0-3.005Running
53-219RRyan Gustin 0-3.708Running
66072Tyler Emory 0-4.792Running
77057TMatt Tifft 0-5.505Running
88020Doug Eck 0-6.734Running
99028DDel Rougeux 0-7.818Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11040BKyle Bronson 00.000Running
22032Bobby Pierce 0-2.797Running
35+229Ken Schaltenbrand 0-4.068Running
43-119Dustin Sorensen 0-5.560Running
54-13SBrian Shirley 0-6.710Running
66022*Max McLaughlin 0-7.616Running
77013XKenny Schaffer 0-8.068Running
880W3John Weaver 0-9.326Running
99013 0-12.999Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+116Tyler Bruening 00.000Running
21-197CCody Overton 0-3.370Running
33012Ryan Montgomery 0-4.057Running
46+200Kyle Hardy 0-4.416Running
550B1Brent Larson 0-5.378Running
64-25UJoe Martin 0-6.868Running
77010Gary Lyle 0-7.807Running
88014WDustin Walker 0-9.326Running
99085 0-9.326Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+29Nick Hoffman 00.000Running
21-125ZMason Zeigler 0-1.783Running
32-122Daniel Hilsabeck 0-3.246Running
4401ZLogan Zarin 0-4.865Running
55021Jakob Piper 0-5.320Running
66036Paul Kot 0-6.850Running
79+22PRick Strong 0-8.504Running
88024WTyler Wyant 038.214Running
97-240Michael Duritsky Jr038.214Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11097Cade Dillard 00.000Running
23+15LJon Lee 0-1.961Running
32-175Jared Miley 0-3.492Running
44020TCTristan Chamberlain 0-3.898Running
58+3B22Bump Hedman 0-4.781Running
66044HDave Hess Jr0-6.274Running
75-29YLevi Yetter 0-6.677Running
87-157Bo Lockwood 0-7.653Running
9901P 0-14.250Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110B5Brandon Sheppard 00.000Running
2206JRParker Martin 0-3.005Running
33072NMichael Norris 0-3.621Running
45+144Chris Madden 0-3.762Running
56+11CAlex Ferree 0-4.914Running
67+127Michael Lake 0-6.108Running
74-356Danny Fenton 0-7.931Running
88022BDarrell Bossard 0-8.630Running
99032XBryan Benton 0-8.630Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
197Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA14.4100.000
21640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.448-0.038
3397CCody Overton Evans, GA14.485-0.075
41828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.516-0.106
52632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.567-0.157
62416Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.610-0.200
72019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.634-0.224
81519Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN14.648-0.238
91712Ryan Montgomery Fairmont, WV14.682-0.272
1025111Max Blair Centerville, PA14.691-0.281
1183SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL14.736-0.326
12145UJoe Martin Punxsutawney, PA14.749-0.339
132722SGregg Satterlee Indiana, PA14.757-0.347
141029Ken Schaltenbrand Sarver, PA14.813-0.403
154B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.828-0.418
161172Tyler Emory King George, VA14.842-0.432
171922*Max McLaughlin , 14.892-0.482
18100Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA14.906-0.496
19657TMatt Tifft Hinkley, OH14.919-0.509
202313XKenny Schaffer DaBois, PA15.015-0.605
21710Gary Lyle Leechburg, PA15.035-0.625
221320Doug Eck Corry, PA15.123-0.713
235W3John Weaver Commodore, PA15.375-0.965
242214WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.378-0.968
252128DDel Rougeux Frenchville, PA15.759-1.349
26213 , 16.010-1.600
271285 , 16.010-1.600
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11025ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA14.7000.000
21397Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.822-0.122
37B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.824-0.124
41222Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.853-0.153
5575Jared Miley Pittsburgh, PA14.854-0.154
636JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA14.878-0.178
7179Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC14.949-0.249
8185LJon Lee Summerville, PA15.007-0.307
92272NMichael Norris Sarver, PA15.014-0.314
10201ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA15.015-0.315
111920TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN15.038-0.338
12156Danny Fenton Clearfield, PA15.064-0.364
131421Jakob Piper Mercersburg, PA15.113-0.413
14219YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA15.162-0.462
152444Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.164-0.464
162336Paul Kot Brockway, PA15.207-0.507
17244HDave Hess JrWaterford, PA15.226-0.526
18261CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA15.233-0.533
19440Michael Duritsky JrMasontown, PA15.235-0.535
20657Bo Lockwood Brookville, PA15.348-0.648
21827Michael Lake Uniontown, PA15.353-0.653
221124WTyler Wyant Oil City, PA15.381-0.681
2327B22Bump Hedman Sugar Grove, PA15.431-0.731
242522BDarrell Bossard Centerville, PA15.468-0.768
25162PRick Strong Chambersville, PA15.470-0.770
2691P , 15.540-0.840
271532XBryan Benton Claysburg, PA15.690-0.990
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11922*Max McLaughlin , 14.4500.000
234B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.456-0.006
32416Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.527-0.077
42632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.542-0.092
52722SGregg Satterlee Indiana, PA14.546-0.096
625111Max Blair Centerville, PA14.580-0.130
73922Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.598-0.148
8455LJon Lee Summerville, PA14.607-0.157
92019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.643-0.193
104097Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.685-0.235
113140Michael Duritsky JrMasontown, PA14.727-0.277
125144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC14.731-0.281
13531CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA14.741-0.291
144972NMichael Norris Sarver, PA14.745-0.295
152944HDave Hess JrWaterford, PA14.750-0.300
16489YLevi Yetter Cabot, PA14.752-0.302
17306JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA14.848-0.398
184620TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN14.895-0.445
193725ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA14.896-0.446
2054B22Bump Hedman Sugar Grove, PA14.904-0.454
21432PRick Strong Chambersville, PA14.931-0.481
224121Jakob Piper Mercersburg, PA15.013-0.563
231640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.024-0.574
243527Michael Lake Uniontown, PA15.043-0.593
25361P , 15.073-0.623
26471ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA15.098-0.648
272856Danny Fenton Clearfield, PA15.181-0.731
281712Ryan Montgomery Fairmont, WV15.240-0.790
295036Paul Kot Brockway, PA15.259-0.809
303357Bo Lockwood Brookville, PA15.264-0.814
311320Doug Eck Corry, PA15.273-0.823
325222BDarrell Bossard Centerville, PA15.293-0.843
331519Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN15.297-0.847
342313XKenny Schaffer DaBois, PA15.318-0.868
352214WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.320-0.870
361828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.405-0.955
3797Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA15.459-1.009
383275Jared Miley Pittsburgh, PA15.617-1.167
39397CCody Overton Evans, GA15.663-1.213
404232XBryan Benton Claysburg, PA15.815-1.365
4183SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.898-1.448
421285 , 16.091-1.641
43710Gary Lyle Leechburg, PA16.108-1.658
441029Ken Schaltenbrand Sarver, PA16.146-1.696
453824WTyler Wyant Oil City, PA16.157-1.707
46657TMatt Tifft Hinkley, OH16.224-1.774
47100Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA16.284-1.834
48145UJoe Martin Punxsutawney, PA16.292-1.842
494B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.435-1.985
502128DDel Rougeux Frenchville, PA16.681-2.231
51213 , 16.937-2.487
525W3John Weaver Commodore, PA16.952-2.502
531172Tyler Emory King George, VA16.952-2.502
54449Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.952-2.502
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Connor Bobik Memorial
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Marion Center Raceway
484 Potts Rd
Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759 

Event Description
For the 3rd straight season, the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will return to "The Thrill on the Hill" for the Connor Bobik Memorial!

Dennis Erb Jr. and Ryan Gustin were victorious in the previous two events.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$15,000.00

Event Schedule

Noon: Pits Open

3 p.m.: Grandstands Open


*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
814-952-0512

Options And Prices

GA: $35

Kids 6-9: $20



Pit Pass Price

Pit Admission: $45

Kids Pit Admission (3-5): $20



Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$15,000.00

Track Info  

Marion Center Raceway
484 Potts Rd
Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759 

Track Phone
(814) 952-0295

Ticket Phone
814-952-0512

Track Size
0.25

Track Type
High-banked oval

Late Model Track Record
14.282 seconds by Max Blair on 5/20/22

Closest Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport

Other Airport
Erie Tom Ridge International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Open (Hoosier Only)
Left Rear & Right Front Tire: Hoosier (90) NLMT2, (90) NLMT3
Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4
**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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