LIVE: Peak Motor Oil World Finals Night Two
CONCORD, N.C. – National Speed Sport News is once again back at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for night two of the PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals.
Tonight the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series will all be in action. Included on the program will be heat racing and feature events for all three divisions. Keep checking back here for the latest news and updates throughout the course of the day.
11:16 p.m. - That’s all for us from The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway! Thanks for following along! Don’t forget, the PEAK Motor Oil World Finals concludes tomorrow with another full program of racing!
11:15 p.m. - Three laps left! Dog fight between Brown, Swindell and Kraig Kinser! Swindell leads lap 28! Brown can’t hold him off! Swindell wins it with Brian Brown, Kraig Kinser, Paul McMahan and Jason Johnson completing the top five.
11:13 p.m. - Green flag with six laps left!
11:11 p.m. - Brian Brown has the lead followed by Sammy Swindell, Kraig Kinser, Craig Dollansky and Jac Haudenschild.
11:10 p.m. - Swindell is closing the gab on the fight for the lead. Three cars battle for the lead with 7 left! With six laps left Blaney slows coming out of turn four! Caution on the speedway! WOW. Brian Brown appears to have the lead over Swindell. Flat tire for Blaney. Seven official lead changes in this race so far and we still have six laps left.
11:09 p.m. - Brown and Blaney keep swapping the lead! 10 laps left!
11:08 p.m. - Brian Brown grabs the lead on lap 15! Dale Blaney battles back and retakes the lead on lap 18!
11:07 p.m. - Brian Brown and Sammy Swindell are fighting for second as they close up on Blaney in traffic!
11:06 p.m. - Dale Blaney leads comfortably over Swindell. Brian Brown is third. 10 lap down.
11:05 p.m. - Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell split Craig Dollansky on the restart, with Blaney getting the lead.
11:04 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
11:02 p.m. - Lap four and we have caution as Cody Darrah comes to a stop in turn two. Dollansky leads, followed by Dale Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Kraig Kinser and Brian Brown.
11:01 p.m. - Craig Dollansky pulls away at the start with Dale Blaney trying to close the gap. three laps down.
11 p.m. - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30-lap feature has begun!
10:55 p.m. - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event is 30 laps. They are pushing the cars now to get them started. The feature should begin shortly.
10:50 p.m. - The last event on the schedule tonight is the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature. Craig Dollansky, Sammy Swindell, Dale Blaney, Kraig Kinser and Brian Brown are the top five starters.
10:42 p.m. - Jimmy Owens wins the World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist and Dale McDowell completed the top five.
10:41 p.m. - I may have spoke too soon. Eckert is closing the gap as Owens fights lapped traffic. Four laps left.
10:40 p.m. - Jimmy Owens is on cruise control. 7 laps left.
10:38 p.m. - 12 laps left and Owens has a comfortable lead over Eckert and Lanigan.
10:37 p.m. - Jimmy Owens is starting to pull away as Rick Eckert and Darrell Lanigan battle for second. 33 laps down.
10:36 p.m. - New leader: Jimmy Owens on lap 30.
10:35 p.m. - Jimmy Owens moves into second on lap 27.
10:34 p.m. - Lanigan has gotten alongside Eckert. Lanigan uses a lapped car to retake the lead on lap 25. Eckert grabs the lead right back down the backstretch.
10:33 p.m. - Eckert has pulled away just a bit from Lanigan and Owens. 21 laps down.
10:32 p.m. - Eckert leads but Lanigan and Owens are right behind him as they work lapped traffic.
10:31 p.m. - The leaders are about to catch the tail of the field. Lanigan and Eckert continue to fight for the lead with Owens closing fast. Eckert leads lap 14.
10:30 p.m. - Jimmy Owens is up to third and closing on the leaders. 10 laps down, 40 to go.
10:29 p.m. - Rick Eckert has jumped to second and is challenging Lanigan for the lead.
10:28 p.m. - Back to green flag racing. Lanigan leads Bloomquist, Rick Eckert, Dale McDowell and Eric Wells.
10:26 p.m. - Chub Frank slows in turn one to bring out the caution flag on lap four. Frank doesn’t appear to be happy with Chris Ferguson.
10:25 p.m. - Darrell Lanigan quickly blasts into the lead and is pulling away from Scott Bloomquist. Three laps down.
10:23 p.m. - The World of Outlaws Late Model Series 50-lap feature is GREEN.
10:20 p.m. - Next up is the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 50-lap feature. Darrell Lanigan and Scott Bloomquist are on the front row.
10:08 p.m. - Tim Fuller wins the Super DIRTcar Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tim McCreadie is second, followed by Brett Hearn, Ryan Godown and Gary Tomkins.
10:07 p.m. - Brett Hearn is lurking behind Tim McCreadie with six laps left as Tim Fuller just pulls away.
10:06 p.m. - 10 laps left for Tim Fuller.
10:05 p.m. - Tim Fuller uses a lapped car as a pick to snatch the lead away from Tim McCreadie on lap 28.
10:04 p.m. - McCreadie and Fuller keep swapping high and low on each end of the track. So far McCreadie has held the lead. 26 laps down.
10:03 p.m. - We’re at halfway and McCreadie still leads but not by much as Fuller is still behind him.
10:02 p.m. - Tim McCreadie holds the lead over Tim Fuller, but Fuller is chasing him in traffic. Brett Hearn is up to third. 16 laps down.
10:01 p.m. - Tim McCreadie is in traffic for the first time.
10 p.m. - Tim Fuller moves to second on lap nine.
9:58 p.m. - Tim McCreadie has pulled out to a comfortable lead. The battle is for second as Ryan Godown and Peter Britten battle with Tim Fuller in hot pursuit. Six laps complete.
9:56 p.m. - Back to green, Ryan Godown and Peter Britten lead the field.
9:55 p.m. - Yellow on lap one for a mess in turn one involving at least five cars. Matt DeLorenzo and Rob Bellinger were involved. Complete restart coming.
9:53 p.m. - GREEN FLAG for the Super DIRTcar Series!
9:52 p.m. - The four-wide salute featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds.
9:39 p.m. - All the cars are currently staging for the special four-wide salute to the fans. We’ll try to get a picture for you.
9:29 p.m. - Jac Haudenschild wins the last chance race. Also advancing from the last chance race are Bryan Sebetto, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. Donny Schatz, who finished seventh in the last chance race, WILL NOT RACE in the main event because he is out of provisionals for the 2012 season.
9:24 p.m. - Green flag for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last chance race. Jac Haudenschild and Cody Darrah are on the front row.
9:22 p.m. – Sorry for the delay in updates. We lost internet in the press box and had to wait for it to come back. While we were away, Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the C Main while Danny Mumaw nipped Wayne Johnson to get the final transfer spot to the B Main.
In the six-lap Dash, Craig Dollansky drove away from the field to earn the pole for the main event tonight. Sammy Swindell, Dale Blaney, Kraig Kinser, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman, Lance Dewease, Joey Saldana, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Ed Lynch, Jr., Brooke Tatnell and Jason Johnson completed the finishing order. That is how they will line up for the 30-lap main event.
9:04 p.m. - Next is the 10-lap C Main for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The top two transfer to the B Main. Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Danny Mumaw are on the front row.
9:03 p.m. - Local favorite Chris Ferguson wins the final last chance race by inches over Jared Landers.
8:59 p.m. - The final last chance race for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is green. Jared Landers and Austin Hubbard are on the front row.
8:56 p.m. - Tim Fuller BARELY beats Zack Dohm to win the second last chance race. Both drivers advance to the main event. Missing the feature are Jonathan Davenport, Dan Stone, Eric Jacobsen and Billy Decker, among others.
8:54 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
8:52 p.m. - Denny Fenton slows in turn four to bring out the caution on lap seven. Five laps left. Tim Fuller and Jonathan Davenport have the transfer spots.
8:50 p.m. - Green flag is back out.
8:49 p.m. - Red flag has been lifted.
8:48 p.m. - Kerry King, Sr. and Randy Sterling were the other two cars involved in that crash.
8:44 p.m. - BIG five-car pileup in turn three on the first lap. Billy Decker, Matthew Sponaugle, Corey Weaver and two others I can’t see from here involved. Red flag is out for cleanup.
8:43 p.m. - The second last chance race has begun. Tim Fuller and Jonathan Davenport are on the front row.
8:40 p.m. - Steve Shaver wins the first last chance race by inches over Brandon Sheppard, who grabs the last transfer spot. Missing out on the feature are Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Ray Cook, among others.
8:38 p.m. - Green in the first last chance race!
8:37 p.m. - Next up are three last chance races for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Steve Shaver and Ray Cook start on the front row for the first race. The top two from each race advance to the main event. Everyone else gets to watch from the stands!
8:35 p.m. - Next up is the inversion draw for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Dash. The invert is four, putting Craig Dollansky on the pole for the Dash.
8:32 p.m. - Next is the World of Outlaws Late Model Series redraw. The top-six in the starting lineup after the redraw are: Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Rick Eckert, Eric Wells, Chris Madden and Dale McDowell.
8:29 p.m. – First up in the redraw is the Super DIRTcar Series. The top-eight in the starting lineup after the redraw are: Ryan Godown, Peter Britten, Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, Billy Decker, Gary Tomkins, Brett Hearn & Kenny Tremont, Jr.
8:22 p.m. - Next on the schedule is the redraw for all three divisions.
8:21 p.m. - Jason Johnson wins the fifth and final World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heat race. Also advancing were Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl and Steve Kinser. Some big names failed to advance, including Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Randy Hannagan.
8:18 p.m. - Back to green flag racing. Complete restart.
8:15 p.m. - Bill Rose hits the wall at the exit of turn two before they can complete the first lap to bring out the caution flag.
8:14 p.m. - The final heat race for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has begun. Jason Johnson and Terry McCarl are on the front row.
8:10 p.m. - Sammy Swindell wins heat race number four. Also advancing were Ed Lynch, Jr., Lucas Wolfe and Greg Wilson. Failing to advance were Jac Haudenschild, Greg Hodnett and Jessica Zemken, among others.
8:07 p.m. - Heat race number four has begun. Ed Lynch, Jr. and Greg Wilson are the front row.
8:05 p.m. - Shane Stewart is done for the rest of the night after that contact in heat race number two. Also done for the rest of the night is Eric Riggins.
8:04 p.m. - Dale Blaney easily wins the third heat race. Also advancing were Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Danny Holtgraver and Kraig Kinser. Those failing to advance were Logan Schuchart, Michael Parent and Jack Sodeman, Jr., among others.
8:02 p.m. - Third heat race has begun. Front row is Danny Holtgraver and Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
7:58 p.m. - Lance Dewease wins heat race number two. Also advancing were Brian Brown, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides. Not advancing were Chad Kemenah, Bryan Sebetto and Shane Stewart, among others.
7:56 p.m. - We’re back to green flag racing. Lance Dewease leads.
7:53 p.m. - The red flag has been lifted.
7:48 p.m. - Good news is everyone involved in that crash is OK.
7:47 p.m. - We have our first flip of the night. Dean Jacobs flips in turn four after contact with Shane Stewart. Red flag is out immediately. Two laps complete.
7:46 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:45 p.m. - Bryan Sebetto backs his car into the turn four wall to bring out the yellow on lap two.
7:43 p.m. - Heat race number two has begun.
7:40 p.m. - Brooke Tatnell wins heat race one. Also advancing are Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen. David Gravel, Tim Shaffer and Stevie Smith among those not advancing to the feature.
7:38 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:34 p.m. - Stevie Smith made contact with Joey Saldana and spun in turns one and two, sending Smith up the track into Eric Riggins to bring out the yellow. Riggins got the worst of that and won’t continue. Only one lap complete.
7:32 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:27 p.m. - Yellow on lap one as David Gravel spins and makes contact with Ryan Smith in turn four.
7:25 p.m. - The first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heat race is green. Eight laps, top four advance to the main event
7:23 p.m. - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is next on the track. They have five heat races tonight.
7:21 p.m. - Scott Bloomquist wins the last heat race. Also advancing to the feature were Vic Coffey and Ross Camponovo. Failing to advance were Ron Davies, Austin Hubbard and Clint Smith, among others.
7:20 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:18 p.m. - They tried to go five-wide coming out of turn four on lap four because of the slow car of B.J. Robinson. It didn’t work. Two cars spun, Jacob Hawkins and Dale Holledge, while the rest continued. Yellow out with six laps left.
7:16 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:13 p.m. - Clint Smith loses a tire in turn four to bring out the caution on lap three. The tire continued on down to turn one before it got intercepted by a track worker. Smith was running second.
7:12 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
7:11 p.m. - Yellow comes out on lap one at the rear of the field. Jacob Hawkins got together with Chris Ferguson, with Hawkins going around in turn four.
7:09 p.m. - The final heat race for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is underway.
7:07 p.m. - Dale McDowell wins heat race number five. Don O’Neal and Shane Clanton also advance to the main event. Among those failing to advance were Chub Frank, Jared Landers and Dennis Franklin.
7:05 p.m. - Heat race number five is underway.
7:03 p.m. - Chris Madden wins heat race number four. Earl Pearson, Jr. and Bub McCool also advance to the main event. Among those failing to advance were Jonathan Davenport, Josh McGuire and Eric Jacobsen.
7:01 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
6:59 p.m. - Walker Arthur just hit the wall in turn four. Lots of damage to the right side of the car. Looks to be a blown tire. Yellow is out with three laps complete.
6:58 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
6:57 p.m. - Eric Jacobsen nearly crashes in front of most of the field, bringing out the caution before one lap is completed. Complete restart coming.
6:56 p.m. - Green flag for heat race number four.
6:54 p.m. - Rick Eckert wins heat race number three. Jimmy Owens and Kent Robinson also advance to the feature. Among those failing to advance are Tim Fuller, Billy Decker and Zack Dohm.
6:53 p.m. - Billy Decker pulls into the infield with three laps left. No yellow.
6:51 p.m. - Yellow right away. Jimmy Owens jumps the start and will move to the second row. Kent Robinson moves to the front row alongside Rick Eckert. Back to green flag racing!
6:50 p.m. - Green flag for heat race number three. Once again, top three advance to the main event.
6:48 p.m. - Eric Wells wins heat race number two. Jason Feger and Tim McCreadie complete the top three and advance to the main event. Among those failing to advance are Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard and Ray Cook.
6:45 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
6:44 p.m. - Yellow on lap two as Coleby Frye spins in turn three.
6:43 p.m. - Heat race number two for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series has begun. 10 laps, top three transfer to the main event.
6:41 p.m. - Finally! Cars are coming on track for the second heat race!
6:36 p.m. - Still waiting for the second heat race.
6:14 p.m. - Track workers are out working on the track a bit before the next heat race.
6:04 p.m. - Darrell Lanigan wins heat race one, followed by Steve Francis and Gregg Satterlee. Among those who failed to advance are Josh Richards, Steve Shaver and Eddie Carrier, Jr.
6:03 p.m. - Back to green flag racing. Three laps left.
5:59 p.m. - Yellow again on lap seven as Chad Hollenbeck ends up in the wall in turn one.
5:58 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
5:57 p.m. - Yellow right back out as Duane Chamberlain hits the wall in turn two.
5:56 p.m. - Back to green flag racing with four laps left.
5:54 p.m. - Yellow on lap six as Chris Farrell loops it in turn four.
5:53 p.m. - Back to green flag racing.
5:52 p.m. - Caution for Morgan Bagley slow in turn two with four laps complete. He takes his entry to the pits.
5:51 p.m. - The first World of Outlaws Late Model Series heat race has begun.
5:46 p.m. - Next up we have six World of Outlaws Late Model Series heat races. Top three advance to the feature from each heat race.
5:44 p.m. - Stewart Friesen easily wins the second B feature for the big-block modifieds, followed by Mike Bowman and Dave Rauscher.
5:42 p.m. - Jerry Shaffer pulled his car to the infield before the start of the race.
5:41 p.m. - Second Super DIRTcar Series B feature has begun. 10 laps, top three advance to the main event.
5:39 p.m. - Matt DeLorenzo wins the first Super DIRTcar Series B feature, followed by Rob Bellinger and Vince Vitale. All three advance to the main event.
5:38 p.m. - Back to green flag racing with 3 laps to go in the first B feature.
5:35 p.m. - We have a yellow on lap 7 of 10 as the 66x of Carey Terrance breaks while running third.
5:33 p.m. - Back to racing in the first Super DIRTcar Series B feature.
5:30 p.m. - Super DIRTcar Series B feature is on track and we are racing! We can’t even complete a lap and we have contact in turns one and two as the No. 62s of Tom Sears, Jr. loses a wheel.
5:28 p.m. - Josh Richards and Tim McCreadie will be going to back-up cars in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series division tonight after engine issues for both drivers.
5:22 p.m. – Opening ceremonies are over, time to go RACING!
5:16 p.m. - That wraps up sprint-car hot laps. Opening ceremonies are next, followed by Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified B feature racing.
5:08 p.m. - Editor-in-Chief Mike Kerchner reports that sprint-car legend Fred Rahmer is here at The Dirt Track. He won’t be racing tonight and is here simply as a spectator.
5:06 p.m. - The dates for the 2013 edition of the World of Outlaws World Finals have been announced. They are Nov. 7-9, 2013.
4:57 p.m. - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series hot laps have begun.
4:50 p.m. - World of Outlaws Late Model Series has wrapped up hot laps. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is next to hit the track.
4:42 p.m. - Tim McCreadie never got up to speed during his turn on track for hot laps and had to pull his late-model back into the pits.
4:39 pm. - The No. 41 late-model driven by Josh McGuire appears to have broken something in the rear end during his hot lap. He came to a stop on the front stretch and had to get towed off the track. UPDATE: As it turns out he blew a right-rear.
4:25 p.m. - Late-model hot laps are underway.
4:23 p.m - Gary Tomkins was fastest in hot laps for cars already qualified for the feature at 16.336 seconds. Michel Chicoine was fastest of the cars who have not yet qualified for the feature at 16.681 seconds. World of Outlaws late models are taking to the track now for hot laps.
4:15 p.m. - Super DIRTcar Series hot laps just wrapped up. Next is hot laps for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
4:14 p.m. - Here are some images from the pits earlier today.
4:05 p.m. - Looks like Tim Currier just blew up during the second set of Super DIRTcar Series hot laps. Not good.
4:02 p.m. - The first set of Super DIRTcar Series hot laps are green.
4 p.m. - The first series of hot laps are about to begin here at The Dirt Track. First on track are the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds. They will be followed by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and then the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
3:56 p.m. – We spoke with Tim McCreadie, who is racing both a late-model and a big-block modified this weekend, a little earlier today down in the late-model pits to see what he had for tonight. This is what he had to say:
“The modified is good. I think we need just a little bit more to be maneuverable where we can pass. It was kind of top dominant last night. We were fast in both heats with that. The late-model is better, better than it was last year. It is close. I loose a little bit of right-rear stick as the track changes, which I’ve been trying to work on most of the year and we’ve been getting better with. There is no reason why we can’t get both cars up front. One is right up front already and the other one is close. Just a matter of what we can do and make the right decisions and have a good night.”
3:45 p.m. – Craig Dollansky will be sporting different colors tonight. When we arrived at The Dirt Track today a little after 2 p.m. his crew was finishing up the changeover on his No. 7 entry. Check it out below. UPDATE: We hear he switches paint schemes on the car fairly often depending on the location of the race. So turns out this isn’t so new!
3:40 p.m. – During the drivers meeting for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series they announced that DIRTcar officials would be trying something a little different tonight. Following conclusion of the sprint-car B feature, officials will line up cars from all three divisions four a special four-wide salute to the fans. As best we can tell, such a thing has never been done before with all three divisions on track at the same time. That’ll make for one amazing picture!
Hot laps are scheduled to start at 4 p.m., beginning with the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds.
3:35 p.m. - Associate Editor Adam Fenwick here once again at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for night two of the PEAK Motor Oil World Finals. I just got done walking the pit area and talking to a handful of drivers. I’ll share what I’ve learned here shortly. Bare with me as I’ve got quite a few things to go through!