World of Outlaws Late Models return to TN, GA

A regional shift is coming for the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models as the Series travels to the Southeast for the first time since April.

A showdown in the Smoky Mountains kicks off the Labor Day weekend at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN, on Friday, Sept. 2. Then, The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet head south to Georgia, returning to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA, on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Drivers will wage war in the Smoky Mountain Showdown (Friday) and Charlie Mize Memorial (Saturday) for a $10,000 top prize in the two 40-lap Features.


If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

Here are the storylines to keep an eye on this weekend: 

The Ballad of Erb and English: As the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models enter their final 12 races of 2022, Tanner English has put himself within striking distance of points leader Dennis Erb Jr.

Erb leads the Benton, KY driver by 98 points entering Friday’s Smoky Mountain Showdown after English scored two victories and a third-place finish last weekend at Davenport Speedway.

However, Erb’s experience may come into play this weekend as English has never run a Series event at either Smoky Mountain or Lavonia.

Erb, of Carpentersville, IL, has recently succeeded at Lavonia, scoring three top-10s, including a runner-up finish in 2020.


Don’t Count Out Blair: While Tanner English gained points on Max Blair in the race for Rookie of the Year, the Pennsylvania competitor may have the formula to chase him down.

Blair already has success on red clay surfaces this season—a $20,000 victory and third-place finish at Cherokee in March.

There are only a handful of races left for Blair to catch English for Rookie of the Year honors, though, as he trails by 84 points.


Georgia Home Cookin’: One driver excited to head to the Southeast region is Shane Clanton, from Zebulon, GA.

The 2015 Series champion gets the first chance to race with the World of Outlaws in his home state this season when the Series returns to Lavonia on Saturday.

However, it’s one place “The Georgia Bulldog” has yet to find Victory Lane.

That’s not the case at Smoky Mountain, as Clanton scored his only Series win at the track in 2013.

A victory would be his third World of Outlaws win of 2022 and 49th of his career.


Return of the Mac: A trip to Central Tennessee means the projected return of the “Mac Daddy” Dale McDowell.

The Chickamauga, GA driver already has two Series victories this season—both coming at Volusia Speedway Park.

He’s also found success at Smoky Mountain, winning in 2018.

A victory for McDowell on Friday night would be his 15th World of Outlaws triumph—breaking a tie with Tim Fuller for 14th in all-time wins.


Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN/ TICKETS:

Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA/TICKETS available at the track

ABOUT THE TRACKSmoky Mountain Speedway is a high-banked 4/10-mile trackLavonia Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval
ONLINE –Smoky Mountain Speedway: Lavonia Speedway: 
Smoky Mountain Speedway:

2021 – Chris Madden on March 62020 –Mike Marlar on March 72019 – Jimmy Owens on March 232018 – Chris Madden on Apr. 27; Dale McDowell on Apr. 282017 – Brandon Overton on May 162016 – Scott Bloomquist on May 72015 – Scott Bloomquist on May 92013 – Shane Clanton on April 262004 – Rick Eckert on April 3

Lavonia Speedway:

2021- Ben Watkins on Sept. 32020- Brandon Overton on Sept. 42019 - Chris Madden on Oct. 32018 – Brandon Sheppard on May 32014 – Darrell Lanigan on May 3

Smoky Mountain Speedway:14.860 by Billy Ogle Jr. in November 2013Lavonia Speedway: 14.990 by Zack Mitchell
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Around the Turn: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to Georgia on Sept. 23-24 for the Stateline Showdown at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA. For Tickets: CLICK HERE. 
Feature Winners: (18 Drivers)Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-4Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-4
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-3Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-3
  3. Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA- 2Max Blair, Centerville, PA-2Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-2Tanner English, Benton, KY-2
  4. Ashton Winger, Hampton, GA-1Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-1Michael Brown, Lancaster, SC-1Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX-1Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB-1Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-1Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-1

HEAT RACE WINNERS (50 Drivers)Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-11
  2. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-10
  3. Brandon Sheppard- New Berlin, IL-9
  4. Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-8Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC-8
  5. Max Blair, Centerville, PA-7Devin Moran-Dresden, OH-7
  6. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA-6Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-6
  7. Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-5Ashton Winger, Hampton, GA-5
  8. Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX-4
  9. Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-3Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-3Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-3Tanner English, Benton, KY-3
  10. Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-2Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL-2Rick Eckert, York, PA-2Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2Garrett Smith, Eatonton, GA-2Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-2
  11. Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE-1Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1Frank Heckenast, Jr., Frankfort, IL-1Michael Brown, Lancaster, SC-1Daulton Wilson, Fayetteville, NC-1Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1Josh Rice, Verona, KY-1Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM-1Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA-1Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1Jeff Rine, Danville, PA-1Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1Rick Eckert, York, PA-1Josh Richards, Houston, OH-1Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR-1Daryn Klein, Trenton, IL-1Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA-1Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN-1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (44 Drivers)Rank- Driver- Hometown-Wins

  1. Max Blair, Centerville, PA-4
  2. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3Tanner English, Benton, KY-3
  3. Cade Dillard-Robeline, LA-2Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL-2Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-2Jake Timm, Winona, MN-2Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-2Trevor Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-2
  4. Hudson O’Neal- Martinsville, IN-1Logan Martin, Plains, MO-1Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1Chase Osterhoff, Kankakee, IL-1Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX-1Anthony Sanders, Spartanburg, SC-1Banjo Duke, Sumter, SC-1Steve Casebolt, Richmond, IN-1Austyn Mills, Cincinnati, OH-1Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1Andy Bond, Coolville, OH-1Garrett Alberson, Las Cruces, NM-1Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1Shaun Jones, Shermansdale, PA-1Ryan Montgomery, Fairmont, WV-1Chad Myers, Hempstead, MD-1Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA-1John Garvin, Sarver, PA-1Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM-1Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM-1Brad Seng, Grand Forks, ND-1Chad Mahder, Bloomer, WI-1Chris Ferguson, Mt. Holly, NC-1Mckay Wenger, Fairbury, IL-1Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-1Garrett Smith, Eatonton, GA-1Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1Kyle Hardy, Stephens City, VA-1Andy Boozel, Clymer, NY-1Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-1Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-1Chad Finley, St. Johns, MI-1

PODIUM FINISHES (32 Drivers)Rank – Driver, Hometown – Podiums

  1. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-10
  2. Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-8
  3. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-7
  4. Max Blair, Centerville, PA-6Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-6Tanner English, Benton, KY-6
  5. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-5Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-5Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-5
  6. Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-4Josh Richards, Houston, OH-4Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX-4Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-4
  7. Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-3
  8. Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-2Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-2Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
  9. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA-1Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1Ashton Winger, Hampton, GA-1Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1Michael Brown, Lancaster, SC-1Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1Daulton Wilson, Fayetteville, NC-1Josh Rice, Verona, KY-1Stormy Scott-Las Cruces, NM-1Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR-1Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1

FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER (19 Drivers)Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.

  1. Tanner English, Benton, KY-7
  2. Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-4
  3. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-2Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
  4. Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-1Max Blair, Centerville, PA-1Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-1Carson Ferguson, Concord, NC-1Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1Garrett Alberson, Las Cruces, NM-1Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL-1Jordan Bauer, St. Jacob, IL-1Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1Eddie Carrier Jr., Fairmont, WV-1Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1

QUICK TIMES (17 Drivers)Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs

  1. Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-4
  2. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-3Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-3
  3. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-2Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-2Max Blair, Centerville, PA-2Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-2
  4. Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL-1Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-1Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1Trent Ivey, Union, SC-1Josh Rice, Verona, KY-1Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA-1Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1Tanner English, Benton, KY-1Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-1Ashton Winger, Hampton, GA-1Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1

CASE Feature Lap Leaders (29 Drivers)Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps Led

  1. Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-169
  2. Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-161
  3. Max Blair, Centerville, PA-123
  4. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-119
  5. Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-112
  6. Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA-106
  7. Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX-99
  8. Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-80
  9. Ashton Winger, Hampton, GA-78
  10. Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-65
  11. Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-60
  12. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-56
  13. Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB-54
  14. Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-47
  15. Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-34
  16. Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-31
  17. Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR-28
  18. Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL-27Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-27
  19. Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-25
  20. Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL-24
  21. Michael Brown, Lancaster, SC-22
  22. Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-20Rick Eckert, York, PA-20
  23. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-15
  24. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-14
  25. Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-10
  26. Tanner English, Benton, KY-9
  27. Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1

2022 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & Winners
No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)1. Thursday, Jan. 20 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Dale McDowell (1)2. Friday, Jan. 21/Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville, FL/Ashton Winger (1)3. Wednesday, Feb. 16/Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL/Brandon Overton (1)4. Thursday, Feb. 17/Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL/Dale McDowell (2)5. Friday, Feb. 18/Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL/Dennis Erb Jr. (1)6. Saturday, Feb. 19/Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL/Chris Madden (1)7. Friday, March 25/Cherokee Speedway, Gaffney, SC/Michael Brown (1)8. Saturday, March 26/Cherokee Speedway, Gaffney, SC/Max Blair (1)9. Friday, April 22/Atomic Speedway, Waverly, OH/Tyler Erb (1)10. x, April 23/Atomic Speedway, Waverly, OH/ Brandon Sheppard (1)11. Friday, April 29/ Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Jonathan Davenport (1)12. Saturday, April 30/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Ricky Weiss (1)13. Thursday, May 5/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Bobby Pierce (1)14. Friday, May 6/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Jonathan Davenport (2)15. Saturday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Mike Marlar(1)16. Thursday, May 19/Bloomsburg Fair Raceway/Bloomsburg, PA/Max Blair (2)17. Friday, May 20/Marion Center Raceway/Marion Center, PA/Dennis Erb Jr. (2)18. Saturday, May 21/Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, PA/Jared Miley (1)19. Saturday, May 29/Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH/Ryan Gustin (1)20. Friday, June 3/Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, IL/Bobby Pierce (2)21. Friday, June 24/Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Pevely, MO/ Dennis Erb Jr. (3)22. Saturday, June 25/Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Pevely, MO/Dennis Erb Jr. (4)23. Sunday, June 26/Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, IL/Brandon Sheppard (2)24. Friday, July 15/River Cities Speedway/ Grand Forks, ND/ Shane Clanton (1)25. Sunday, July 16/Red Cedar Speedway/ Menomonie, WI/Mike Marlar(2)26. Monday, July 25/Boone Speedway/Boone, IA/Jonathan Davenport(3)27. Saturday, July 30/Fairbury Speedway/Fairbury, IL/Brandon Sheppard(3)28. Thursday, Aug. 4/Cedar Lake Speedway/ New Richmond, WI/ Mike Marlar (3)29. Saturday, Aug. 6/Cedar Lake Speedway/Blairsville, GA/Jonathan Davenport (4)30. Friday, Aug. 19/Williams Grove Speedway/ Mechanicsburg, PA/Shane Clanton (2)31. Saturday, Aug. 20/Sharon Speedway/Hartford, OH/Devin Moran (1)32. Thursday, Aug. 25/Davenport Speedway/Davenport, IA/Jason Feger (1)33. Friday Aug. 26/Davenport Speedway/Davenport, IA/Tanner English (1)34. Saturday, Aug. 27/Davenport Speedway/Davenport, IA/Tanner English (2)

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