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Outlaw Late Model Field Prepares for its first 100-lap event of the Season

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series flies into Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, for the second running of the First in Flight 100.

Standing as one of the more unique events on the Series schedule, the format consists of hot laps, qualifying, heat races and a special dash event on Friday night, which sets the stage for a $25,000-to-win, 100-lap main event on Saturday.

Jimmy Owens took the checkered flag over Brandon Sheppard and David Breazeale in the inaugural running of the event last year, pocketing the richest prize in the state of North Carolina for Dirt Late Model racing.

Big tracks like these typically use every bit of horsepower in these 430CI engines, and veterans of the circuit like 2015 Series Champion Shane Clanton are used to testing their power-plant’s limits on those long straightaways.

“Any time you can stretch the legs out on the motor, it’s fun to drive, knowing that you run that fast,” he said.

Three-time Series champion Darrell Lanigan also has fond memories of racing on the big half mile.

“Fayetteville’s definitely a big, sandy track,” said Lanigan, winner at Fayetteville in 2014. “We’ve been there and got a win there also. I like some of the big tracks coming up, we’ll see what we’ve got.”

Heading into Fayetteville, Brandon Sheppard continues to hold his large points lead over Chris Madden, who’s been strong recently, coming off of a top-five at Cherokee Speedway last weekend. Lanigan, Chase Junghans and Clanton complete the top-five in Series points.

Join us at the track this Friday and Saturday, or if you can’t be there, tune into DIRTVision to watch every lap live with your Late Model Fast Pass!

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC

Friday
• Pit Gate Opens at 3 p.m.
• Front Gate opens 4 p.m.
• Hot Laps 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• Pit Gate Opens at 2 p.m.
• Front Gate opens 3 p.m.
• Hot Laps 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Fayetteville Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile dirt oval. The track record is 15.839, set by Jimmy Owens on May 11, 2018.
Online – www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com
Phone – (910) 223-7223

TICKETS
Tickets will be available for purchase at the track on the day of the events, or for purchase online by clicking here.

1/2-MILE WINNERS
There have been five races on 1/2-mile tracks so far this year, four of which were held at Volusia Speedway Park back on February 13-16, all won by Brandon Sheppard. The only other 1/2-mile visit so far this season came at Smoky Mountain Speedway on March 23, won by Jimmy Owens.

CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Jimmy Owens on May 12
2017- Brandon Sheppard on May 6
2016- Brian Shirley on April 30
2015 – Chris Ferguson on May 2
2014 – Darrell Lanigan on May 2
2010 – Josh Richards on April 30
2009 – Jeff Smith on April 17
2008 – Josh Richards on Oct. 7

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series – www.worldofoutlaws.com/latemodels
Twitter – Twitter.com/ WoOLateModels (@WoOLateModels)
Instagram – Instagram.com/ WoOLateModels (@WoOLateModels)
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsLateModelSeries
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Late Model Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month!
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow full-time World of Outlaws drivers on Twitter:
Brandon Sheppard – @B_Sheppard_B5
Chris Madden – @chrismadden44
Darrell Lanigan – @DarrellLanigan
Chase Junghans – @ShopQuik18
Dennis Erb Jr. – @DennisErbJr
Boom Briggs – @boom99b
Brent Larson – @BrentLarsonB1
Ricky Weiss – @weissracing7
Kyle Hardy – @kylehardy9
Cade Dillard – @CDillard97
Blake Spencer – www.blakespencer.com (not on Twitter)

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series next heads to Ohio for back-to-back races at Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway on May 17 and 18.

2019 STATS
There have been 11 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (6 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 6
2 – Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 1
– Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 1
– Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN – 1
– Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL – 1
– Ross Bailes, Clover, SC – 1

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (10 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 2
2 – Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 1
– Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY – 1
– Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 1
– Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA – 1
– Jason Covert, York Haven, PA – 1
– Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN – 1
– Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 1
– Tanner English, Benton, KY – 1
– Ross Bailes, Clover, SC – 1

HEAT RACE WINNERS (23 different winners)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 8
2 – Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC – 7
3 – Scott Bloomquist – Mooresburg, TN – 4
4 – Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 3
– Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 3
6 – Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 2
– Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY – 2
– Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, VA – 2
– Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL – 2
– Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV – 2
11 – Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
– Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA – 1
– Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN – 1
– Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
– Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 1
– Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL – 1
– Jason Covert, York Haven, PA – 1
– Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN – 1
– Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB, Canada – 1
– Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL – 1
– Tanner English, Benton, KY – 1
– Ross Bailes, Clover, SC – 1
– Chris Ferguson, Mt. Holly, NC – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (23 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 2
2 – Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
– Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV – 1
– Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
– Steve Casebolt, Richmond, IN – 1
– Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN – 1
– Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
– Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN – 1
– Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN – 1
– Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA – 1
– Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN – 1
– Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX – 1
– Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, VA – 1
– Tanner English, Benton, KY – 1
– John Ownbey, Cleveland, TN – 1
– Cory Hedgecock, Loudon, TN – 1
– Tommy Kerr, Maryville, TN – 1
– Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL – 1
– Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL – 1
– Bob Gardner, Washington, IL – 1
– Blake Spencer, St. Augustine, FL – 1
– Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 1
– Donald Bradsher, Burlington, NC – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 9
2 – Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC – 3
– Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL – 3
– Don O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 3
5 – Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 2
6 – Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 1
– Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, VA – 1
– Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 1
– Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV – 1
– Scott Bloomquist, Mooresville, TN – 1
– Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN – 1
– Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 1
– Tanner English, Benton, KY – 1
– Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN – 1
– Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB, Canada – 1
– Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 1
– Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI – 1
– Ross Bailes, Clover, SC – 1

HARD CHARGERS (10 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of merits
1 – Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 2
2 – Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 1
– Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL – 1
– Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL – 1
– Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
– Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN – 1
– Morgan Bagley, Longview, TX – 1
– Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 1
– Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA – 1
– Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (10 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 233
2 – Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN – 60
3 – Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 50
– Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA – 50
– Ross Bailes, Clover, SC – 50
6 – Tanner English, Benton, KY – 32
7 – Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 24
8 – Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY – 20
– Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL – 20
10 – Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC – 11

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, GA / Brandon Overton (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, GA / Shane Clanton (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Sheppard (1)
4. Thursday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Sheppard (2)
5. Friday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Sheppard (3)
6. Saturday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Sheppard (4)
7. Friday, March 22 / Duck River Raceway Park / Lewisburg, TN / Brandon Sheppard (5)
8. Saturday, March 23 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, TN / Jimmy Owens (1)
9. Friday, April 4 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, IL / Brian Shirley (1)
10. Saturday, April 5 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, IL / Brandon Sheppard (6)
11. Friday, May 3 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Ross Bailes (1)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Top 10 (Through Cherokee Speedway)

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5s Top 10s Entered Started Earnings
1 1 Brandon Sheppard 1318 0 6 10 11 11 11 $90,050
2 44 Chris Madden 1242 -76 0 5 9 11 11 $29,120
3 29 Darrell Lanigan 1238 -80 0 5 10 11 11 $26,800
4 18 Chase Junghans 1234 -84 0 4 9 11 11 $26,950
5 25 Shane Clanton 1210 -108 1 2 9 11 11 $30,750
6 7 Ricky Weiss *R 1200 -118 0 3 6 11 11 $22,560
7 28 Dennis Erb Jr 1186 -132 0 3 4 11 11 $20,000
8 36v Kyle Hardy *R 1102 -216 0 1 2 11 11 $17,460
9 3s Brian Shirley 1056 -262 1 3 5 10 10 $21,375
10 99B Boom Briggs 1036 -282 0 0 0 11 9 $7,285

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