Mother Nature Shows Up At 2018 WoO World Finals In Charlotte

 

All photos from Jim DenHamer.

Opening night of the World of Outlaws World Finals from The Dirt Track at Charlotte got off to a great start on Thursday afternoon, with the Super DIRTcar Series qualifying sessions. The evening progressed and things didn’t end very well for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, as their final qualifying session of the evening was halted by Mother Nature.

Qualifying to set Friday’s Late Model heat races took to the track where Dale McDowell topped Group A with a 14.642, followed by Scott Bloomquist (14.698), Donny Schatz (14.717), Chris Madden (14.737) and Earl Pearson Jr. (14.737). This puts McDowell and Madden on the front row of Friday’s heat one, Bloomquist and Pearson Jr. out front of heat two, Donny Schatz and sixth-fast Group A time trailer Dakotah Knuckles in row one for heat three.

Group B qualifying for Friday’s show had Shane Clanton in the top spot of time trials at 14.620 over Chris Ferguson (14.622), Brandon Sheppard (14.622), Mike Marlar (14.759) and Rick Eckert (14.835). This is Clanton’s 35th career PFC Brakes Fast Time Award. Clanton will sit on the pole of heat four with Marlar alongside him. Heat five will feature Ferguson and Eckert on the front row, while Sheppard and sixth-fast Group B time trailer Benji Hicks will lead the field to the green in heat six. Saturday’s portion of qualifying was cut short from a late rain shower that began around 8:45 p.m. 

Super DIRTcar Series Friday Feature Time Trials and Heat Race Results:

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.839; 2. O7-Tim Kerr, 15.897; 3. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.008; 4. 66-Matt Williamson, 16.078; 5. 54-Steve Bernard, 16.114; 6. 6jh-Josh Hohenforst, 16.161; 7. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.276; 8. 3-Justin Haers, 16.32; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.568; 10. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 16.641; 11. 63-Adam Roberts, 16.773

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 43-Keith Flach, 15.871; 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.878; 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.004; 4. 111-Demetrois Drellos, 16.05; 5. 21J-Danny Johnson, 16.151; 6. 18Jr-Louie Jackson, 16.156; 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 16.284; 8. 17d-Marcus Dinkins, 16.32; 9. 28z-Gary Lindberg, 16.357; 10. 2L-Jack Lehner, 16.398; DQ. 21e-Gary Edwards, 16.064

Qualifying Flight-C: 1. 88-Mike Mahaney, 15.683; 2. 19m-Jessy Mueller, 15.783; 3. 21a-Peter Britten, 15.874; 4. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 15.906; 5. 66x-Carey Terrence, 15.954; 6. 25j-Chad Jeseo, 16.162; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie, 16.217; 8. 13r-Rick Regalski, 16.38; 9. X-Edward Kitchell, 19.336; 10. 7m-Michael Marseca, NT

Qualifying Flight-D: 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.674; 2. 21b-Yan Bussiere, 15.797; 3. 5H-Chris Hile, 16.124; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.147; 5. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.164; 6. 5st-Tyler Siri, 16.246; 7. 45F-Steve Feder, 16.416; 8. 65-Scott Hitchen, 16.775; 9. 13-Ralph McBride, 17.295; DQ. 43a-Austin Langenstein, 16.142

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – (8 Laps)– Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [3]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 3. 6jh-Josh Hohenforst [6]; 4. 66-Matt Williamson [4]; 5. 54-Steve Bernard [5]; 6. O7-Tim Kerr [2]; 7. 3-Justin Haers [8]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta [9]; 9. 48T-Dave Rauscher [10]; 10. 63-Adam Roberts [11]; 11. 19w-Justin Wright [7]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 6h-Max McLaughlin [3]; 2. 42p-Pat Ward [2]; 3. 21J-Danny Johnson [5]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller [7]; 5. 43-Keith Flach [1]; 6. 28z-Gary Lindberg [9]; 7. 17d-Marcus Dinkins [8]; 8. 21e-Gary Edwards [11]; 9. 2L-Jack Lehner [10]; 10. 18Jr-Louie Jackson [6]; 11. 111-Demetrois Drellos [4]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 88-Mike Mahaney [1]; 2. 19m-Jessy Mueller [2]; 3. 21a-Peter Britten [3]; 4. 66x-Carey Terrence [5]; 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph [4]; 6. 39-Tim McCreadie [7]; 7. 7m-Michael Marseca [10]; 8. 13r-Rick Regalski [8]; 9. 25j-Chad Jeseo [6]; 10. X-Edward Kitchell [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 20-Brett Hearn [1]; 2. 21b-Yan Bussiere [2]; 3. 5H-Chris Hile [3]; 4. 5st-Tyler Siri [6]; 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [4]; 6. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker [5]; 7. 45F-Steve Feder [7]; 8. 65-Scott Hitchen [8]; 9. 13-Ralph McBride [9]; 10. 43a-Austin Langenstein [10]

Saturday Feature Time Trials and Heat Race Results:

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.579; 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 15.985; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.036; 4. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.173; 5. 21J-Danny Johnson, 16.246; 6. O7-Tim Kerr, 16.275; 7. 21a-Peter Britten, 16.28; 8. 45F-Steve Feder, 16.586; 9. 17d-Marcus Dinkins, 16.838; 10. 28z-Gary Lindberg, 16.848; 11. 5H-Chris Hile, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 111-Demetrois Drellos, 16.003; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.01; 3. 3-Justin Haers, 16.054; 4. 25j-Chad Jeseo, 16.133; 5. 66x-Carey Terrence, 16.159; 6. 18Jr-Louie Jackson, 16.186; 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.247; 8. 21e-Gary Edwards, 16.426; 9. 63-Adam Roberts, 16.933; 10. X-Edward Kitchell, 18.637; 11. 43a-Austin Langenstein, NT

Qualifying Flight-C: 1. 88-Mike Mahaney, 15.713; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.888; 3. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.047; 4. 19m-Jessy Mueller, 16.162; 5. 66-Matt Williamson, 16.33; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 16.44; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner, 16.562; 8. 13r-Rick Regalski, 16.569; 9. 5st-Tyler Siri, 16.678; 10. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 17.132

Qualifying Flight-D: 1. 43-Keith Flach, 15.705; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie, 15.906; 3. 54-Steve Bernard, 15.937; 4. 7m-Michael Maresca, 16.073; 5. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.111; 6. 21b-Yan Bussiere, 16.129; 7. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.173; 8. 6jh-Josh Hohenforst, 16.35; 9. 65-Scott Hitchen, 16.637; 10. 13-Ralph McBride, 17.611

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 21a-Peter Britten [7]; 3. 20-Brett Hearn [3]; 4. 21J-Danny Johnson [5]; 5. O7-Tim Kerr [6]; 6. 28z-Gary Lindberg [10]; 7. 45F-Steve Feder [8]; 8. 17d-Marcus Dinkins [9]; 9. 5H-Chris Hile [11]; 10. 25r-Erick Rudolph [2]; 11. 19w-Justin Wright [4]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 111-Demetrois Drellos [1]; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard [2]; 3. 3-Justin Haers [3]; 4. 25j-Chad Jeseo [4]; 5. 66x-Carey Terrence [5]; 6. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [7]; 7. 63-Adam Roberts [9]; 8. 21e-Gary Edwards [8]; 9. 18Jr-Louie Jackson [6]; 10. X-Edward Kitchell [10]; 11. 43a-Austin Langenstein [11]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 88-Mike Mahaney [1]; 2. 19-Tim Fuller [2]; 3. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker [3]; 4. 48T-Dave Rauscher [6]; 5. 66-Matt Williamson [5]; 6. 19m-Jessy Mueller [4]; 7. 5st-Tyler Siri [9]; 8. 13r-Rick Regalski [8]; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta [10]; 10. 2L-Jack Lehner [7]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 43-Keith Flach [1]; 2. 7m-Michael Maresca [4]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie [2]; 4. 6h-Max McLaughlin [5]; 5. 54-Steve Bernard [3]; 6. 42p-Pat Ward [7]; 7. 21b-Yan Bussiere [6]; 8. 65-Scott Hitchen [9]; 9. 13-Ralph McBride [10]; 10. 6jh-Josh Hohenforst [8]

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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