Blair Battles for Preliminary Night Victory

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Sarver, PA (June 25, 2020) Max Blair appeared to have victory seemingly put away on Thursday during night one of the Firecracker weekend. But a last lap charge from defending World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion Brandon Sheppard set the stage for a dramatic last set of turns as the two drivers battled hard for the feature win. After some contact as the result of both drivers putting it all on the line, Blair emerged victorious, taking his third career World of Outlaws victory.

Cade Dillard and Michael Norris led the field to the green flag and following an early red flag for a turn two pileup involving Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb Jr. and Brent Larson, Dillard set the pace while Blair began to move forward with authority. On the ensuing restart Blair chased down second running Norris and set his sights on the leader, making a pass for the lead on lap 18. Meanwhile, Sheppard was making headway towards the top three by getting around a strong running Bloomquist and made his way past Dillard for the second spot.

Blair had his hands full in the closing laps. A steady stream of lapped traffic negated any hope of clean air and Sheppard took advantage by putting his car on the top side of the speedway with precision and purpose, then made his move underneath Blair for the lead down the backstretch, but entering turn three, Sheppard gave little room for Blair who was not in the mood to back down as the two drove into the final set of turns both looking to come up with the win. In the process, the two made contact at the bottom of the turn four entry which sent Sheppard into a spin, bringing out the final yellow flag of the night. Officials ruled that Sheppard had indeed come to a complete stop and sent him to the tail of the field while Blair made no mistake on the restart and rolled to the win and $6,000 paycheck.

The Firecracker continues on Friday with preliminary night two. Grandstands open at 5 PM with hot laps and qualifying scheduled for 6:05 PM and racing at 7:35 PM.

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Main Event (25 Laps- $6,000 to win)

  1. (111) Max Blair
  2. (97) Cade Dillard
  3. (20rt) Ricky Thornton Jr.
  4. (0) Scott Bloomquist
  5. (18) Chase Junghans
  6. (1x) Chub Frank
  7. (12) Ashton Winger
  8. (72) Jason Covert
  9. (25z) Mason Zeigler
  10. (72n) Mike Norris
  11. (0e) Rick Eckert
  12. (0m) Chris Madden
  13. (4) Alex Ferree
  14. (12d) Doug Drown
  15. (2s) Dan Stone
  16. (29v) Darrell Lanigan
  17. (18b) Shannon Babb
  18. (56) Russ King
  19. (B1) Brent Larson
  20. (28) Dennis Erb Jr.
  21. (7) Ricky Weiss
  22. (1) Brandon Sheppard
  23. (99b) Boom Briggs
  24. (2) Pearson Williams
  25. (66c) Matt Cosner
  26. (44) Conlten Burdette
  27. (9) Will Thomas- Did Not Start

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Last Chance Showdown #1

  1. (25Z) Mason Zeigler
  2. (4) Alex Ferree
  3. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand
  4. (77) Tyler Dietz
  5. (0s) Ryan Scott
  6. (44p) Joe Petyak
  7. (7t) Drake Troutman
  8. (1c) Mike Pegher Jr. – Did Not Start
  9. (10) Jared Miley- Did Not Start
  10. (10L) Gary Lyle- Did Not Start

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Last Chance Showdown #2

  1. (56) Russ King
  2. (44) Colten Burdette
  3. (48 ) Colton Flinner
  4. (14) Dan Angellicchio
  5. (7r) Ross Robinson
  6. (25) Mike Benedum
  7. (22G) Greg Oakes
  8. (77h) Heath Close
  9. (B22) Bump Hedman

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Last Chance Showdown #3

  1. (20rt) Ricky Thornton Jr.
  2. (0e) Rick Eckert
  3. (22) Gregg Satterlee
  4. (B1) Brent Larson
  5. (91) Tommy Beck
  6. (66c) Matt Cosner
  7. (93) Cory Lawler
  8. (23) Tony Burke
  9. (94) Joshua Powell
  10. (7) Ricky Weiss- Did Not Start

 

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 1

  1. (111) Max Blair
  2. (1x) Chub Frank
  3. (25z) Mason Zeigler
  4. (72) Jason Covert
  5. (7t) Drake Troutman
  6. (44p) Joe Petyak
  7. (0s) Ryan Scott
  8. (10) Jared Miley

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 2

  1. (72) Mike Norris
  2. (99b) Boom Briggs
  3. (12) Ashton Winger
  4. (4) Alex Ferree
  5. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand
  6. (77) Tyler Dietz
  7. (1c) Mike Pegher Jr.
  8. (10L) Gary Lyle- Did Not Start

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 3

  1. (1) Brandon Sheppard
  2. (9) Will Thomas
  3. (29) Darrell Lanigan
  4. (56) Rus King
  5. (44) Colten Burdette
  6. (7r) Ross Robinson
  7. (14) Dan Angellicchio
  8. (77h) Heath Close

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 4

  1. (0) Scott Bloomquist
  2. (18) Chase Junghans
  3. (12d) Doug Drown
  4. (25) Mike Benedum
  5. (48) Colton Fliner
  6. (22) Greg Oakes
  7. (22) Bump Hedman
  8. (94) Charles Powell Jr.

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 5

  1. (97) Cade Dillard
  2. (28) Dennis Erb Jr.
  3. (18) Shannon Babb
  4. (22) Gregg Satterlee
  5. (B1) Brent Larson
  6. (0e) Rick Eckert
  7. (93) Corey Lawler
  8. (23) Tony Burke

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 6

  1. (0m) Chris Madden
  2. (20rt) Ricky Thornton Jr. *docked three positions for deck height violation
  3. (2) Pearson Williams
  4. (2s) Dan Stone
  5. (91) Tommy Beck
  6. (66c) Matt Cosner
  7. (11) Charles Powell
  8. (7) Ricky Weiss- Did Not Start

World Of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Time Trials Group A

  1. (111) Max Blair- 15.125
  2. (72N) Mike Norris- 15.178
  3. (1) Brandon Sheppard- 15.204
  4. (10) Jred Miley- 15.237
  5. (12) Ashton Winger- 15.244
  6. (9) Will Thomas-15.266
  7. (1X) Chub Frank- 15.267
  8. (99b) Boom Briggs- 15.438
  9. (56) Russ King- 15.438
  10. (72) Jason Covert- 15.485
  11. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr.- 15.487
  12. (44) Colton Burdette- 15.489
  13. (25Z) Mason Zeigler- 15.489
  14. (4) Alex Ferree- 15.511
  15. (29v) Darrell Lanigan- 15.541
  16. (7T) Drake Troutman- 15.575
  17. (77) Tyler Dietz- 15.738
  18. (7r) Ross Robinson- 15.877
  19. (44p) Joe Petyak- 15.987
  20. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand- 16.004
  21. (14) Dan ANgellicchio- 16.137
  22. (0s) Ryan Scott- 16.150
  23. (10L) Gary Lyle-16.834
  24. (77h) Heath Close- 18.930

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Time Trials Group B

  1. (0) Scott Bloomquist- 15.236
  2. (97) Cade Dillard- 15.298
  3. (0m) Chris Madden- 15.348
  4. (18) Chase Junghans- 15.422
  5. (B1) Brent Larson- 15.439
  6. (20rt) Ricky Thornton Jr. -15.464
  7. (94) Charles Powell Jr.- 15.493
  8. (28) Dennis Erb Jr.- 15.534
  9. (2) Pearson Williams- 15.538
  10. (48) Colton Flinner- 15.543
  11. (18b) Shannon Babb- 15.596
  12. (2s) Dan Stone- 15.616
  13. (12d) Doug Drown- 15.704
  14. (22) Gregg Satterlee-15.775
  15. (66c) Matt Cosner- 15.779
  16. (22G) Greg Oakes- 15.871
  17. (0e) Rick Eckert- 15.888
  18. (91) Tommy Beck- 15.974
  19. (25) Mike Benedum- 16.000
  20. (93) Cory Lawler- 16.156
  21. (11) Joshua Powell- 16.841
  22. (B22) Bump Hedman- 17.003
  23. (23) Tony Burke- 17.275
  24. (7) Ricky Weiss- Did Not Start

RUSH Late Models Bill Emig Memorial Time Trials

  1. (184) Kyle Lukon- 17.192
  2. (15) Chad Sines- 17.303
  3. (111) Max Blair- 17.313
  4. (11F) Ryan Frazee- 17.328
  5. (99b) Boom Briggs- 17.381
  6. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling- 17.384
  7. (136) David Pangrazio- 17.438
  8. (7) Ross Robinson- 17.449
  9. (33) Josh Ferry- 17.510
  10. (21L) Matt Latta- 17.562
  11. (10S) Joe Martin- 17.588
  12. (21) Kyle Murray- 17.624
  13. (1Z) Logan Zarin- 17.677
  14. (09) Bill Kessler- 17.713
  15. (1*) Chub Frank- 17.793
  16. (7K) Jared Kane- 17.801
  17. (41B) Collin Burke- 17.823
  18. (14A) Dan Angelicchio- 17.888
  19. (24C) Colin Casale- 17.911
  20. (29J) Jacon Genco- 17.926
  21. (60M) John Mollick- 17.926
  22. (11S) John Oaks- 17.959
  23. (52) Bryan Benton- 17.973
  24. (66) Justin Kann- 17.980
  25. (27T) Tony White- 17.995
  26. (21J) Jamie Wrightsman- 18.024
  27. (948) Joey Zambotti- 18.057
  28. (25S) Cory Sines- 18.071
  29. (42D) Nico Dabecco- 18.075
  30. (90J) Michel Duritsky- 18.081
  31. (31) Nathan Smith- 18.093
  32. (11L) John Waters- 18.111
  33. (1ST) Christian Schneider- 18.262
  34. (Z17) Kyle Zimmerman- 18.594
  35. (6 ) Chuck Recker- 19.484
  36. (33X) Eric Hamilton Jr. – 19.661

Car Count Total: 84

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models: 48

RUSH Late Models: 36

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