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World of Outlaws Elkin Late Model Showdown
Ultimate Motorsports & RV Park | Elkin, North Carolina
Friday, May 24, 2024
Race Recap  

ULTIMATE FRIDAY WINNERS: Pierce, Bailes Claim Prelim Feature Wins at Ultimate Motorsports Park 

“The Smooth Operator” and “The Boss” go flag-to-flag to earn $4,000 paydays on Friday night 


The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models ended a nine-year wait on Friday with a return to North Carolina’s Ultimate Motorsports & RV Park. 

Two 25-lap Features, featuring 40 of the best Late Model drivers in the country combined, set the Heat race lineups for Saturday night’s 60-lap, $35,000-to-win/$3,000-to-start finale. 

Ending the night as Prelim winners were reigning Series champion Bobby Pierce, of Oakwood, IL, and Carolina standout Ross Bailes, of Clover, SC. 


Beginning the night with a Simpson Quick Time Award and a new track record of 14.867 seconds, Bobby Pierce led the field to the Gorsuch Performance Green Flag with Rutherfordton, NC driver Gray Parton to his outside. 

Pierce launched to the lead through Turns 1 and 2 on the inside, then scooted his No.32 up to the high side of the track to create a gap away from the field. 

When he got caught behind lapped cars racing in his groove, it opened the door for four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard to close the distance. 

Before Sheppard sniffed a chance to battle for the lead, a flurry of caution flags waved in the waning stages of the 25-lap sprint. One of those saw Series points leader Nick Hoffman and MD3 Rookie of the Year contenders Cody Overton and Dustin Sorensen caught up in a wreck in Turn 1. 

With five laps to go, Pierce got back into the rhythm of increasing his lead. As he did, Robeline, LA driver Cade Dillard slipped by Sheppard for second place. 

Crossing the line to finish the Feature, Pierce claimed the Prelim Feature win and clinched the pole for Heat 1 of Saturday night’s finale. 

“I was a little bit more up on the wheel,” Pierce said. “I really liked the track. It got really dusty, but I loved the shape of the track and everything. Getting that Quick Time was really key to the success tonight, so it was nice to start on the pole. I had never seen the place before, but I felt good heading into it because a lot of people told me that it would fit my style and it definitely did. 

“You’re always a little nervous with these new places, but we got a lot of new on the schedule that I haven’t been to before this year. You gotta try your best to adapt and hit the setup the first time. It was a first time for a lot of us, so it was even playing field at (Ultimate).” 

Emily Schwanke Photo

Dillard went on to finish in second. While satisfied with the result, “The Thriller” said he hopes to capitalize from the pole of Heat 2 to give himself a chance at winning $35,000 on Saturday night. 

Sheppard hung on to finish third, giving him a front-row position alongside Pierce for Heat racing. 

Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 97-Cade Dillard[5]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[8]; 5. 76-Brandon Overton[11]; 6. 18P-Gray Parton[2]; 7. 16-Tyler Bruening[9]; 8. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[14]; 9. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[16]; 10. 1-Willie Milliken[13]; 11. 44-Chris Madden[7]; 12. 7J-Dalton Jacobs[15]; 13. 97C-Cody Overton[4]; 14. 19-Dustin Sorensen[12]; 15. 9-Nick Hoffman[6]; 16. 00JR-Rich Kuiken[19]; 17. L87-Richard Lynch[20]; 18. 31-Tommy Jones[18]; 19. 06-Christian Thomas[10]; 20. 4N-Matthew Nance[17] 


Ross Bailes began his night by going fastest in Group B of Sea Foam Qualifying, putting him on the pole for the second Prelim Feature of the night. 

He used that to his advantage in the first half of the race, driving away in clean air. But eventually, lapped cars caused havoc for him. 

Taking away his line and visibility, the challenging conditions allowed Ryan Gustin, of Marshalltown, IA, to close on Bailes.

Gustin used every lane of the track in his pursuit of the lead, getting up to half a car length behind Bailes. 

However, there was no stopping Bailes, who took the checkered flag in to close out the Friday night racing. 

“My car was real good,” Bailes said. “I wasn’t really running that hard, I didn’t know where exactly I needed to be because the visibility was tough. I felt good at the top and on the bottom. I just couldn’t really tell what lane was faster. I wasn’t sure how far in front I was. I was just trying to run a line to where they had no chance to get by me. We’ll see what tomorrow night brings us.” 

Emily Schwanke Photo

Gustin finished second, rewarding him with the pole position in Heat 4 for Saturday night. 

Lancaster, SC driver Ben Watkins closed out the podium after a night that saw him pick up the Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap of the Night. 

Feature 2 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Ross Bailes[1]; 2. 19R-Ryan Gustin[2]; 3. 16W-Ben Watkins[3]; 4. 55-Benji Hicks[4]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[10]; 6. 187-David McCoy[12]; 7. 3-Brent Robinson[5]; 8. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[13]; 9. B1-Brent Larson[7]; 10. 09-Michael Leach[8]; 11. 22*-Max McLaughlin[20]; 12. D8-Dustin Mitchell[9]; 13. 6JR-Parker Martin[11]; 14. P1-Jeff Parsons[16]; 15. 49-Luke Morey [15]; 16. 14W-Dustin Walker[19]; 17. L114-Evan Koehler[17]; 18. 4-Caleb Fulp[18]; 19. 114-Jordan Koehler[6]; 20. F1-Payton Freeman[14] 


Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap of the Night – Ben Watkins 

Simpson Quick Time Award – Bobby Pierce 

Up Next: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models battle it out for one more night at Ultimate Motorsports Park for 65 laps to win a $35,000 grand prize. For more information on the event, 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
11032Bobby Pierce 250.00025Running0$4,000
25+397Cade Dillard 25-2.009Running0$2,000
330B5Brandon Sheppard 25-2.305Running0$1,750
48+440BKyle Bronson 25-3.142Running0$1,500
511+676Brandon Overton 25-3.983Running0$1,250
62-418PGray Parton 25-5.326Running0$1,200
79+216Tyler Bruening 25-5.426Running0$1,100
814+622Daniel Hilsabeck 25-7.286Running0$1,000
916+720TCTristan Chamberlain 25-7.559Running0$900
1013+31Willie Milliken 25-8.011Running0$850
117-444Chris Madden 25-8.564Running0$750
1215+37JDalton Jacobs 25-8.834Running0$725
134-997CCody Overton 25-9.504Running0$700
1412-219Dustin Sorensen 25-9.971Running0$675
156-99Nick Hoffman 25-10.413Running0$650
1619+300JRRich Kuiken 19-6 LapsRunning0$625
1720+3L87Richard Lynch 13-12 LapsRunning0$625
1818031Tommy Jones 11-14 LapsRunning0$600
1910-906Christian Thomas 10-15 LapsRunning0$600
2017-34NMatthew Nance 0-25 LapsRunning0$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Tristan Chamberlain
Feature 2 Results
11087Ross Bailes 250.00025Running0$4,000
22019RRyan Gustin 25-0.486Running0$2,000
33016WBen Watkins 25-3.416Running0$1,750
44055Benji Hicks 25-4.107Running0$1,500
510+53SBrian Shirley 25-4.800Running0$1,250
612+6187David McCoy 25-5.083Running0$1,200
75-23Brent Robinson 25-5.859Running0$1,100
813+528Dennis Erb Jr25-6.087Running0$1,000
97-2B1Brent Larson 25-10.684Running0$900
108-209Michael Leach 25-11.512Running0$850
1120+922*Max McLaughlin 25-12.561Running0$750
129-3D8Dustin Mitchell 25-13.149Running0$725
1311-26JRParker Martin 25-13.547Running0$700
1416+2P1Jeff Parsons 25-14.205Running0$675
1515049Luke Morey 25-14.625Running0$650
1619+314WDustin Walker 25-15.150Running0$625
17170L114Evan Koehler 24-1 LapsRunning0$600
181804Caleb Fulp 19-6 LapsRunning0$600
196-13114Jordan Koehler 8-17 LapsRunning0$600
2014-6F1Payton Freeman 8-17 LapsRunning0$600
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Max McLaughlin
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.8670.000
2218PGray Parton Rutherfordton, NC15.058-0.191
314B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.117-0.250
41597CCody Overton Evans, GA15.127-0.260
51997Cade Dillard Robeline, LA15.154-0.287
689Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.198-0.331
71144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.218-0.351
8640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.303-0.436
91316Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.414-0.547
10706Christian Thomas Wake Forest, NC15.452-0.585
111876Brandon Overton Evans, GA15.496-0.629
121619Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN15.549-0.682
1391Willie Milliken Roanoke Rapids, NC15.605-0.738
142022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA15.646-0.779
1517JDalton Jacobs Reidsville, NC15.663-0.796
161720TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN15.680-0.813
17124NMatthew Nance Ronda, NC16.058-1.191
18431Tommy Jones TRAPHILL, NC16.287-1.420
19500JRRich Kuiken Concord, NC16.443-1.576
2010L87Richard Lynch Yadkinsville, NC17.780-2.913
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1187Ross Bailes Clover, SC15.1120.000
2619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.163-0.051
31716WBen Watkins Lancaster, SC15.214-0.102
41555Benji Hicks Mount Airy, NC15.263-0.151
5203Brent Robinson Smithfield, VA15.361-0.249
613114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.456-0.344
77B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.545-0.433
8509Michael Leach Sun River, MT15.587-0.475
919D8Dustin Mitchell Pine Level, NC15.625-0.513
10183SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.627-0.515
11106JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA15.656-0.544
128187David McCoy Franklin, NC15.669-0.557
13228Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.671-0.559
143F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA15.694-0.582
15449Luke Morey Denver, NC15.717-0.605
1616P1Jeff Parsons Union Grove, NC15.926-0.814
1711L114Evan Koehler Mount Airy, NC16.112-1.000
1894Caleb Fulp Danbury, NC16.299-1.187
191214WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.536-1.424
201422*Max McLaughlin , 16.536-1.424
Hot Laps Results
13716WBen Watkins Lancaster, SC15.1470.000
2640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.151-0.004
31597CCody Overton Evans, GA15.164-0.017
414B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.165-0.018
589Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.179-0.032
62619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.192-0.045
71997Cade Dillard Robeline, LA15.277-0.130
81144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.335-0.188
939D8Dustin Mitchell Pine Level, NC15.342-0.195
102187Ross Bailes Clover, SC15.380-0.233
11383SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.396-0.249
121619Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN15.432-0.285
13306JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA15.449-0.302
141316Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.455-0.308
153555Benji Hicks Mount Airy, NC15.491-0.344
162449Luke Morey Denver, NC15.529-0.382
171876Brandon Overton Evans, GA15.530-0.383
181720TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN15.532-0.385
1933114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.601-0.454
2023F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA15.620-0.473
212509Michael Leach Sun River, MT15.639-0.492
22431Tommy Jones TRAPHILL, NC15.643-0.496
2327B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.650-0.503
2491Willie Milliken Roanoke Rapids, NC15.663-0.516
25294Caleb Fulp Danbury, NC15.670-0.523
262022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA15.680-0.533
2736P1Jeff Parsons Union Grove, NC15.702-0.555
2828187David McCoy Franklin, NC15.811-0.664
2931L114Evan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.857-0.710
30332Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.872-0.725
3117JDalton Jacobs Reidsville, NC15.885-0.738
32706Christian Thomas Wake Forest, NC15.888-0.741
333214WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.167-1.020
342228Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.194-1.047
35500JRRich Kuiken Concord, NC16.333-1.186
36218PGray Parton Rutherfordton, NC16.902-1.755
3710L87Richard Lynch Yadkinsville, NC18.804-3.657
383422*Max McLaughlin , 18.804-3.657
39124NMatthew Nance Ronda, NC18.804-3.657
40403Brent Robinson Smithfield, VA18.804-3.657
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Elkin Late Model Showdown
Friday, May 24, 2024
Ultimate Motorsports & RV Park
11420 NC 268
Elkin, North Carolina 28621 

Event Description

In 2024, the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will start a new Memorial Day weekend tradition in the Tar Heel State. The Series will return to Ultimate Motorsports Park for a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25. Friday will have split $4,000-to-win Features and then Saturday's finale will pay $35,000-to-win.

It’s the first time the Series has at the 4/10-mile track since 2015, when North Carolina’s own Chris Ferguson won.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
5PM Pit Gates Open
6PM Grandstand Gates Open
Racing to follow
**Schedule Is Tentative And Subject To Change**
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Grandstand Type
Concrete bleachers

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Concrete bleachers

Personal Coolers
No coolers over 14X14, no glass bottles

Alcohol Sales
No alcohol allowed in

Track Info  

Ultimate Motorsports & RV Park
11420 NC 268
Elkin, North Carolina 28621 

Track Phone
(336) 971-2569

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

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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