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World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown
Path Valley Speedway | Spring Run, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Race Recap  

QUARTER MILE MASTER: World of Outlaws Late Models’ 900th Feature Race Sees Bobby Pierce Score First Path Valley Win 

The “Smooth Operator” tapped into his Illinois roots to capture the first Feature race at Path Valley Speedway (Emily Schwanke)

 

With a large points gap starting to get even bigger, Bobby Pierce needed momentum. After four straight podium finishes, he didn’t finish better than 10th in his last two World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series races.

That changed at Path Valley Speedway Sunday night. He powered from eighth to the win, scoring his second Feature win of 2024 at a new track that suited the Oakwood, IL native’s driving style.

Beginning the bullring battle in the eighth position, Pierce immediately moved up to the sixth position and tried finding any sweet spot for him to find an edge to place himself in contention to win the 40-lap Feature.

Pierce used every open lane of the Spring Run, PA track to maneuver his No.32, moving into the top-three with the halfway mark shown on the flag stand.

With laps ticking down, the urgency to get to the lead had Pierce doing what he does best, ripping the high line around a short track.

He got by New Berlin, IL driver Brandon Sheppard, then tracked down Pennsylvania native Mason Zeigler for the top spot.

With Zeigler stuck behind lapped traffic, Pierce took his chance, nailing the throttle off Turn 2 to fly by him, squeezing through the slower cars in his way, to take the Feature lead.

From there, Pierce used any lane he could to gap Zeigler, who began using the middle lane to try and run down the defending Series champion.

However, Zeigler’s efforts weren’t enough to catch the “Smooth Operator,” who took home the landmark win in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series’ 900th Feature Race.

“First off, this place was really badass,” Pierce said. “I was looking forward to it for sure. We struggled in Hot Laps, so it had me really worried to start. We worked on it and had a good qualifying effort. Drew the eight in the pill draw and I was like ‘Man, I don’t think we’ll be able to get ‘er done.’ But we had a good car, and I can’t thank my crew enough.

“The track really came around to me cause I snookered the guys up in Turns 1 and 2. It was a super fun race all around, we caught some breaks here and there and it was just an awesome race track. I thought they over-watered the track, but it was all it took to make two lanes out there. We really needed that, badly.”

Emily Schwanke

Zeigler, of Chalk Hill, PA, crossed the finish line second in the Feature, left wondering what could have been if he had known it was Pierce running him down.

“I could’ve done some things different,” Zeigler said. “In that condition, I was judging the drivers on the outside that I was trying to lap, and he wasn’t gaining much on the lapped car on the inside, but he wasn’t no Bobby Pierce. I didn’t know who was coming up from behind me and where they were running. I could hear cars all around me because it was such a small racetrack, so if I had known it was Bobby coming after me, I probably would have moved up or be more aggressive.

“It is what it is, hindsight if I go up and try it and goof it one time, maybe he gets by anyway. Whenever he got by me and I found the middle, it was too late. I just made the mistake of not being in the right places.”

Sheppard came home in third, a needed rebound after finishing 17th and eighth the last two races. With it, he closed back in on the points lead – now four points behind Series points leader Nick Hoffman, who finished seventh.

“The biggest consistency is our inconsistency,” Sheppard said. “I’ll take tonight for what it is. We had a solid night, the car felt pretty good, and we gotta repeat it. We did a few different things with setting up the car tonight and I felt better in certain situations, so we may have something there that we can take and race a little bit. That’s where we’ve been struggling, and we’ve got to find something that we can take track-to-track to be up front from when we unload. Just gotta keep working, man…

“I had a lot of fun at this place, the track was really cool and looked like some of the places back home, like Peoria, but different because of the dirt, of course. All in all, we had a decent night, so we’ll just take it for what it is and go to work to get that consistency in the top-five.”

Marshalltown, IA driver Ryan Gustin came home in fourth place, and 2022 Series champion Dennis Erb Jr completed Path Valley’s top-five finishers.

RECAP NOTES:

Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap of the Night – Nick Hoffman

Bilstein Pole Award – Nick Hoffman

Simpson Quick Time Award – Cody Overton

CASE Heat Winners – Tyler Emory (Heat 1), Mason Zeigler (Heat 2), Cody Overton (Heat 3), and Nick Hoffman (Heat 4)

CASE Last Chance Showdown Winners – Daniel Hilsabeck and Dustin Sorensen

FOX Factory Hard Charger Award – Kyle Bronson

Up Next: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models make their first trip to North Carolina in 2024 for two days of high-octane Memorial Day Weekend racing from Ultimate Motorsports & RV Park, May 24-25. For more information about the upcoming events in the 2024 season, 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 (40 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[8]; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard[5]; 4. 19R-Ryan Gustin[7]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[10]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[16]; 7. 9-Nick Hoffman[1]; 8. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[12]; 9. 19-Dustin Sorensen[18]; 10. 45-Kyle Hardy[14]; 11. 97-Cade Dillard[13]; 12. 16-Tyler Bruening[9]; 13. 6-Jamie Lathroum[11]; 14. 22*-Max McLaughlin[19]; 15. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[17]; 16. B1-Brent Larson[23]; 17. 97C-Cody Overton[4]; 18. 11H-Keith Jackson[22]; 19. 2T-Kyle Lee[20]; 20. 3S-Brian Shirley[15]; 21. 14W-Dustin Walker[24]; 22. 6JR-Parker Martin[25]; 23. 72-Tyler Emory[3]; 24. 0-Rick Eckert[21]; 25. 44-Chris Madden[6]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
18+732Bobby Pierce 400.00014Running150$10,000
22025ZMason Zeigler 40-2.52326Running146$6,000
35+2B5Brandon Sheppard 40-3.636Running144$3,500
47+319RRyan Gustin 40-4.036Running142$2,800
510+528Dennis Erb Jr40-5.643Running140$2,500
616+1040BKyle Bronson 40-6.417Running138$2,300
71-69Nick Hoffman 40-8.0002Running136$2,200
812+420TCTristan Chamberlain 40-8.742Running134$2,100
918+919Dustin Sorensen 40-9.078Running132$2,050
1014+445Kyle Hardy 40-9.091Running130$2,000
1113+297Cade Dillard 40-9.504Running128$1,600
129-316Tyler Bruening 40-10.145Running126$1,400
1311-26Jamie Lathroum 40-11.356Running124$1,200
1419+522*Max McLaughlin 40-11.739Running122$1,100
1517+222Daniel Hilsabeck 40-12.278Running120$1,050
1623+7B1Brent Larson 40-12.417Running118$1,000
174-1397CCody Overton 39-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1822+411H 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1920+12TKyle Lee 39-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2015-53SBrian Shirley 39-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2124+314WDustin Walker 39-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2225+36JRParker Martin 39-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
233-2072Tyler Emory 24-16 LapsRunning104$1,000
2421-30Rick Eckert 11-29 LapsRunning104$1,000
256-1944Chris Madden 0-40 LapsRunning104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Kyle Bronson
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+172Tyler Emory 00.000Running
21-119RRyan Gustin 0-0.847Running
35+216Tyler Bruening 0-1.581Running
43-197Cade Dillard 0-2.040Running
57+2B1Brent Larson 0-2.686Running
64-222Daniel Hilsabeck 0-3.145Running
711+422*Max McLaughlin 0-3.641Running
86-2119Bryan Bernheisel 0-4.424Running
98-10YAndrew Yoder 0-4.749Running
109-18Taylor Farlling 0-5.429Running
1110-132XBryan Benton 0213.257Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+125ZMason Zeigler 00.000Running
23+144Chris Madden 0-1.915Running
31-26Jamie Lathroum 0-2.655Running
4403SBrian Shirley 0-3.331Running
5500Rick Eckert 0-3.511Running
67+11ZLogan Zarin 0-4.424Running
79+232JShaun Jones 0-6.858Running
86-266Justin Kann 0-6.892Running
98-114WDustin Walker 0-7.643Running
1010048Steve Lowery 0-15.528Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11097CCody Overton 00.000Running
23+132Bobby Pierce 0-0.583Running
32-128Dennis Erb Jr0-0.829Running
47+345Kyle Hardy 0-1.536Running
54-119Dustin Sorensen 0-2.070Running
68+243AJason Covert 0-2.923Running
75-27Drake Troutman 0-3.222Running
86-222SGregg Satterlee 0-3.680Running
9906JRParker Martin 0-4.196Running
1010074Derick Quade 0-4.196Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109Nick Hoffman 00.000Running
220B5Brandon Sheppard 0-0.745Running
33020TCTristan Chamberlain 0-2.524Running
44040BKyle Bronson 0-2.920Running
56+166CMatt Cosner 0-3.995Running
67+12TKyle Lee 0-5.730Running
75-221Jakob Piper 0-6.092Running
89+111H 0-6.470Running
98-12Dan Stone 0-6.868Running
1010056 0-6.868Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA10.7390.000
2196Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville, MD10.850-0.111
3572Tyler Emory King George, VA10.854-0.115
4725ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA10.858-0.119
51197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA10.938-0.199
61044Chris Madden Gray Court, SC11.042-0.303
72022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA11.048-0.309
883SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL11.049-0.310
9116Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA11.058-0.319
1040Rick Eckert York, PA11.090-0.351
112119Bryan Bernheisel Jonestown, PA11.135-0.396
122166Justin Kann Huntingdon, PA11.196-0.457
1313B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN11.212-0.473
14151ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA11.262-0.523
1530YAndrew Yoder Middleburg, PA11.269-0.530
161414WDustin Walker Polk, MO11.491-0.752
17188Taylor Farlling Newville, PA11.512-0.773
18932JShaun Jones Shermansdale, PA11.543-0.804
191732XBryan Benton Claysburg, PA11.849-1.110
201648Steve Lowery Chambersburg, PA11.997-1.258
211222*Max McLaughlin , 11.997-1.258
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11797CCody Overton Evans, GA10.7130.000
279Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC10.745-0.032
3228Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL10.799-0.086
411B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL10.862-0.149
5532Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL10.896-0.183
61020TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN10.905-0.192
7119Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN11.004-0.291
8640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL11.012-0.299
9207Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA11.014-0.301
101221Jakob Piper Mercersburg, PA11.055-0.342
111322SGregg Satterlee Indiana, PA11.068-0.355
12966CMatt Cosner Ridgeley, WV11.112-0.399
13445Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA11.126-0.413
14152TKyle Lee Mercersburg, PA11.132-0.419
151643AJason Covert York Haven, PA11.133-0.420
16182Dan Stone Thompson, PA11.135-0.422
17146JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA11.154-0.441
18311H , 11.157-0.444
191974Derick Quade Mechanicsville, MD11.456-0.743
20856 , 12.806-2.093
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1289Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC10.8550.000
23897CCody Overton Evans, GA10.931-0.076
3356JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA11.061-0.206
42740BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL11.108-0.253
5362TKyle Lee Mercersburg, PA11.110-0.255
62328Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL11.138-0.283
73743AJason Covert York Haven, PA11.143-0.288
832B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL11.144-0.289
92166Justin Kann Huntingdon, PA11.179-0.324
102545Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA11.183-0.328
113066CMatt Cosner Ridgeley, WV11.212-0.357
123120TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN11.231-0.376
13417Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA11.364-0.509
143422SGregg Satterlee Indiana, PA11.368-0.513
152022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA11.449-0.594
1683SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL11.479-0.624
17151ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA11.491-0.636
1813B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN11.494-0.639
19572Tyler Emory King George, VA11.498-0.643
20392Dan Stone Thompson, PA11.502-0.647
212632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL11.519-0.664
222219Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN11.520-0.665
231044Chris Madden Gray Court, SC11.563-0.708
241197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA11.567-0.712
253321Jakob Piper Mercersburg, PA11.669-0.814
26188Taylor Farlling Newville, PA11.709-0.854
274074Derick Quade Mechanicsville, MD11.749-0.894
281414WDustin Walker Polk, MO11.781-0.926
29196Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville, MD11.808-0.953
302956 , 12.001-1.146
311732XBryan Benton Claysburg, PA12.200-1.345
32619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA12.319-1.464
33725ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA12.582-1.727
341648Steve Lowery Chambersburg, PA12.783-1.928
3540Rick Eckert York, PA12.928-2.073
362119Bryan Bernheisel Jonestown, PA13.424-2.569
3730YAndrew Yoder Middleburg, PA19.299-8.444
381222*Max McLaughlin , 19.299-8.444
39932JShaun Jones Shermansdale, PA19.299-8.444
402411H , 19.299-8.444
41116Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA19.299-8.444
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Path Valley Speedway
17911 W Dry Run Rd
Spring Run, Pennsylvania 17262 

Event Description
The four-race Northeast swing is capped off by another debuting track to the World of Outlaws schedule, as the Series stops at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, May 19. The Feature will be $10,000-to-win and the 1/4-mile bullring will serve as the final Pennsylvania race of 2024.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Adult General Admission - $35.00; Student General Admission (6-12) - $20.00; VIP Parking - $30.00; Adult Reserved - $45.00; Kids Reserved (5 & Under) - $10.00; Student Reserved (6-12) - $30.00; Camping - $50.00

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Track Info  

Path Valley Speedway
17911 W Dry Run Rd
Spring Run, Pennsylvania 17262 

Track Phone
(717) 349-7111

Track Size
0.25

Track Type
Red clay oval

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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