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World of Outlaws Monday Madness at Independence
Independence Motor Speedway | Independence, Iowa
Monday, June 24, 2024
Race Recap  

MONDAY NIGHT OPERATION: Bobby Pierce Wins Monday Madness at Independence

The “Smooth Operator” leads the second half of the Feature to score a $10,000 payday

 

The third podium of the Heartland Grand Tour was the charm for Bobby Pierce’s return to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models in 2024.

In a display of dirt Late Model prowess at Independence Motor Speedway, the Oakwood, IL driver grabbed the lead halfway through the 40-lap Feature to win the Monday Madness in Iowa.

Beginning the night by setting a new track record in Sea Foam Qualifying and taking a dominating win in Heat 1, Pierce commenced the Feature from the front by drawing the Bilstein Pole Award.

He didn’t take early command though, as Mooresville, NC driver Nick Hoffman took the top spot on the first lap by using the outside line of the track to clear Pierce after front-row starter Chad Simpson fell out of the race due to a mechanical issue.

Hot on Bobby’s trail was New Berlin, IL driver Brandon Sheppard, who used every lane of the racetrack to get by the Pierce.

Once the lapped traffic came into play, Pierce evaporated the half-second gap on Hoffman to take back the Feature lead.

When Hoffman got held up by a lapped car on the high line, going over the cushion and pulling a wheelie, the No.32 machine slipped by Hoffman through Turns 3 and 4 to take the lead with two laps before the halfway mark on lap 20.

The final caution with seven laps to go gave Hoffman and Sheppard one last sniff at taking the lead away from Pierce, which never came to fruition as he crossed the checkered flag to seal his third Series win of the season at the 3/8-mile track.

The Feature triumph moved Pierce up to fourth in the Series standings, sitting 120 points back from Sheppard for the lead.

“From the start, I was a little worried,” Pierce said. “I knew Nick and Brandon were (on soft tires) and when Chad fell out of the race, that gave Nick the front row. If I can just hang with him, and we did. We got him in lap traffic, and it was great. The later half of the race, the car was great.”

Bobby Pierce passes Nick Hoffman on the inside line for the lead.
Bobby Pierce races Nick Hoffman for the lead at Independence Motor Speedway (Emily Schwanke Photo)

Sheppard got by Hoffman on the final restart to get a chance at closing in on Pierce, however, the soft tire he chose did not help the driver of the No. B5 Longhorn Factory Team Late Model get closer to Bobby as he settles for a second-place finish.

“We didn’t snug up quite as much tonight,” Sheppard said. “We had a different tire on (the car) than Bobby, and I think that hurt us more than anything. Once the track got black, my tire wasn’t as good. Once we got to lapped traffic, Bobby could squeeze through them better than we could. I think we got a really good balance on our race car, we were right there with him. I feel pretty good about it, just gotta get a little better in the race and make the right tire call next time.”

Hoffman closed out the Feature’s podium from Independence after leading the first 17 laps of the Feature. He leaves the Iowa racetrack only 14 points back from the Series points lead.

“I should’ve known better,” Hoffman said. “I probably should have crossed over on the bottom and get myself back on and not lose a spot. That’s basically what gives it away at the end of the day. I didn’t want to see that caution at the end because that’s when I gave up second. I felt like I was okay. That last five or six laps I wasn’t as good, so we’ll work on that a little bit. All in all, the car was good for us.”

Robeline, LA driver Cade Dillard finished fourth after picking up the Fox Factory Hard Charger Award with eight spots gained in the race, and Chatham, IL driver Brian Shirley rounded out the Monday Madness top five.

RECAP NOTES:

Dirt King Simulator Hottest Hot Lap: Cade Dillard

Simpson Quick Time Award: Bobby Pierce

Heat Winners: Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Chad Simpson

Bilstein Pole Award: Bobby Pierce

Fox Factory Hard Charger Award: Cade Dillard

Up Next: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models cross the halfway point of the Heartland Grand Tour with racing from Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, IA on Tuesday, June 25 before finishing the June stretch at I-94 EMR Speedway (June 27), River Cities Speedway (June 28), and Norman County Raceway (June 29). For more information and tickets CLICK HERE.

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

CASE Late Model Feature (40 Laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[6]; 3. 9-Nick Hoffman[4]; 4. 97-Cade Dillard[12]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[3]; 6. 76-Blair Nothdurft[9]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5]; 8. B1-Brent Larson[14]; 9. 22*-Max McLaughlin[7]; 10. 40B-Kyle Bronson[17]; 11. 16-Tyler Bruening[16]; 12. 97JR-Cody Overton[20]; 13. 19-Dustin Sorensen[15]; 14. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[19]; 15. 43-Derrick Stewart[10]; 16. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[18]; 17. 14W-Dustin Walker[23]; 18. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[11]; 19. 11-Jon Kirby[24]; 20. 58-Garrett Alberson[13]; 21. 22-Charlie McKenna[22]; 22. 17-Tim Simpson[21]; 23. 29-Spencer Diercks[8]; 24. 25-Chad Simpson[2]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11032Bobby Pierce 400.00023Running150$10,000
26+4B5Brandon Sheppard 40-1.500Running146$6,000
34+19Nick Hoffman 40-3.48517Running144$3,500
412+897Cade Dillard 40-5.011Running142$2,800
53-23SBrian Shirley 40-5.914Running140$2,500
69+376Blair Nothdurft 40-7.532Running138$2,300
75-219RRyan Gustin 40-8.545Running136$2,200
814+6B1Brent Larson 40-8.972Running134$2,100
97-222*Max McLaughlin 40-9.265Running132$2,050
1017+740BKyle Bronson 40-9.396Running130$2,000
1116+516Tyler Bruening 39-1 LapsRunning128$1,600
1220+897JRCody Overton 39-1 LapsRunning126$1,400
1315+219Dustin Sorensen 39-1 LapsRunning124$1,200
1419+528Dennis Erb Jr39-1 LapsRunning122$1,100
1510-543 39-1 LapsRunning120$1,050
1618+220TCTristan Chamberlain 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1723+614WDustin Walker 38-2 LapsRunning116$1,000
1811-721Billy Moyer Sr33-7 LapsRunning114$1,000
1924+511 30-10 LapsRunning112$1,000
2013-758Garrett Alberson 24-16 LapsRunning110$1,000
2122+122Charlie McKenna 24-16 LapsRunning108$1,000
2221-117Tim Simpson 17-23 LapsRunning106$1,000
238-1529Spencer Diercks 1-39 LapsRunning104$1,000
242-2225Chad Simpson 0-40 LapsRunning104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Cade Dillard
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 00.000Running
2203SBrian Shirley 0-1.985Running
33022*Max McLaughlin 0-4.629Running
45+143 0-5.739Running
56+158Garrett Alberson 0-6.509Running
64-216Tyler Bruening 0-6.549Running
77028Dennis Erb Jr0-7.483Running
89+122Charlie McKenna 0-9.808Running
98-111 0-12.576Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110B5Brandon Sheppard 00.000Running
22019RRyan Gustin 0-0.788Running
33029Spencer Diercks 0-2.456Running
44021Billy Moyer Sr0-3.307Running
57+2B1Brent Larson 0-5.854Running
66040BKyle Bronson 0-6.563Running
75-297JRCody Overton 0-7.814Running
88011HLance Hofer 0-7.814Running
99007Matt Ryan 0-7.814Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11025Chad Simpson 00.000Running
2209Nick Hoffman 0-0.981Running
33076Blair Nothdurft 0-2.415Running
44097Cade Dillard 0-3.918Running
56+119Dustin Sorensen 0-5.551Running
65-120TCTristan Chamberlain 0-6.990Running
77017Tim Simpson 0-8.276Running
88014WDustin Walker 0-9.330Running
9909*Bobby Hansen 0-9.330Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1432Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.5750.000
221B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.631-0.056
3225Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA13.648-0.073
4193SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.723-0.148
5319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.748-0.173
6149Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC13.756-0.181
7622*Max McLaughlin , 13.763-0.188
81729Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA13.766-0.191
91276Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD13.811-0.236
10516Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.846-0.271
111021Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR13.881-0.306
122497Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.895-0.320
13143 , 13.901-0.326
142597JRCody Overton Evans, GA13.901-0.326
151120TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN13.906-0.331
162258Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM13.990-0.415
171640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.005-0.430
182719Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN14.153-0.578
192328Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.343-0.768
2013B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.351-0.776
21717Tim Simpson Iowa City, IA14.412-0.837
222611 , 14.781-1.206
23911HLance Hofer Cochrane, WI14.854-1.279
24814WDustin Walker Polk, MO14.920-1.345
252022Charlie McKenna Ames, IA15.128-1.553
261507Matt Ryan Davenport, IA15.128-1.553
27189*Bobby Hansen Center Point, IA15.128-1.553
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12497Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.8920.000
221B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.967-0.075
31729Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA14.056-0.164
4319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.128-0.236
5149Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC14.134-0.242
61021Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR14.169-0.277
72719Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN14.182-0.290
82597JRCody Overton Evans, GA14.184-0.292
9193SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL14.185-0.293
102611 , 14.214-0.322
111640BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL14.234-0.342
12225Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA14.273-0.381
13143 , 14.305-0.413
14432Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.381-0.489
151120TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN14.430-0.538
1613B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.473-0.581
172328Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.551-0.659
18516Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.622-0.730
19622*Max McLaughlin , 14.685-0.793
201276Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD14.777-0.885
21189*Bobby Hansen Center Point, IA14.951-1.059
222022Charlie McKenna Ames, IA15.184-1.292
23717Tim Simpson Iowa City, IA15.503-1.611
24814WDustin Walker Polk, MO15.933-2.041
25911HLance Hofer Cochrane, WI17.106-3.214
261507Matt Ryan Davenport, IA17.106-3.214
272258Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM17.106-3.214
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Monday Madness at Independence
Monday, June 24, 2024
Independence Motor Speedway
204 12th St NE
Independence, Iowa 50644 

Event Description

The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models head to Iowa's Independence Motor Speedway for a Monday night showdown on June 24!



Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Event Schedule

Pits Open: 4PM

Grandstands: 5PM

Hot Laps: 7PM

All times CST


*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices

Reserved: $35

Kids: $15



Grandstand Type
Bleachers - No backs

Reserved Seating

The top 8 rows of grandstand seating



Family Section Location
turn 4 side of grandstands

Handicapped Seating Location
located on frontstretch

Pit Pass Price

Adult Pit Pass $45



Pit Age Requirement
14 and older allowed in pit area

Parking Cost
None

Handicapped Parking Location
Front gate entrance

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, showers

Camping Cost
Free

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating

The top 8 rows of grandstand seating



Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
allowed

Handicapped Seating
located on frontstretch

Handicapped Parking
Front gate entrance

Pit Age Limit
14 and older allowed in pit area

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Not allowed in

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands by State law.

Family Section
turn 4 side of grandstands

Parking Cost
None

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, showers

Camping Cost
Free

Track Info  

Independence Motor Speedway
204 12th St NE
Independence, Iowa 50644 

Track Phone
(319) 334-9287

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size
0.375

Late Model Track Record
13.575 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/24/24

Closest Airport
Eastern Iowa (Cedar Rapids)

Other Airport
Waterloo

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) W30, (90) NLMT3
Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) W30, (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4
**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

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