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August 24
Davenport Speedway,
Davenport, IA
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150) - $10,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman, series and track reports (last updated August 25, 7:44 am)
Red-hot Pierce rules for Quad Cities opener win
My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Dennis Erb Jr.
  3. Brandon Sheppard
  4. Nick Hoffman
  5. Kyle Bronson
  6. Brian Shirley
  7. Chris Madden
  8. Cade Dillard
  9. Tanner English
  10. Brent Larson
  11. Shane Clanton
  12. Ryan Gustin
  13. Jason Feger
  14. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  15. Chad Simpson
  16. Shannon Babb
  17. Tyler Bruening
  18. Johnny Scott
  19. Todd Cooney
  20. Gordy Gundaker
  21. Daniel Hilsabeck
  22. Jake Timm
  23. Jason Rauen
  24. Trevor Gundaker
  25. Spencer Diercks
  26. Dustin Walker
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Bobby Pierce led the final 30 laps to win Thursday's $10,000 opener.
What won the race: Third-starting Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., used an outside move into turn one to take the lead on lap six and paced the final 30 circuits to win Thursday's $10,000 My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150 weekend opener at Davenport Speedway. Pierce earned his ninth full-field World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series victory of the season and the 13th of his career.
Quotable: “We didn’t adjust too much, the track stayed pretty (much) the same all night,” Pierce said. “It was pretty fast, I know I was wiping a lot of dirt off my face. Caution-free, I was great, I was a little worried in the beginning, fell back to like fifth or sixth and we all went soft on tires, everyone in the field. I didn’t want to get up top too early, but I think I got up top half a lap into the race, so I didn’t wait too long there.”
Key notes: Pierce collected his first series win at Davenport after finishing second in five of the last six WoO races there. ... Pole-starting Dennis Erb Jr. led the first lap before being overtaken by Shane Clanton and later Pierce and finishing 2.021 seconds back. ... Sixth-starting Brandon Sheppard passed Nick Hoffman on lap 25 and finished third with Hoffman settling for fourth. ... Debuting a new Longhorn Chassis, Chris Madden started eighth and finished seventh. ... Cade Dillard ran as high as fifth on lap 20 before slipping to finish eighth. ... A two-time Davenport winner last season, Tanner English gained three spots and finished ninth. ... Clanton led laps 2-5 before fading to finish 11th. ... Thursday's 35-lap feature was completed green-to-checkered and lasted nine minutes, with 13 competitors completing the distance and 22 running at the finish. ... Dustin Walker scratched.
On the move: Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., started 16th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Pierce’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Cajun Pools & Spas, Bloomington Normal Truck Performance, Carnaghi Towing & Repair, Floyd’s Waste Systems, Vic Hill Race Engines, Swift Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Toyota of Danville, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint and Body Shop, Extreme Electric, Fast1 Speed Shop, Performance Bodies, A Plus Vacuum, Lekg Tree Service, Bert Transmission by Budda, Velocita-USA, Robert and Sons Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels and FK Rod Ends.
Points chase: After Davenport Thursday: 1. Bobby Pierce (4,168); 2. Chris Madden (4,046); 3. Brandon Sheppard (4,018); 4. Ryan Gustin (3,988); 5. Nick Hoffman (3,964); 6. Brian Shirley (3.962); 7. Tanner English (3,952); 8. Kyle Bronson (3,938); 9. Dennis Erb Jr. (3,908); 10. Shane Clanton (3,770).
Current weather: Clear, 82°F
Car count: 35
Fast qualifier: Bobby Pierce
Time: 13.380 seconds
Polesitter: Dennis Erb Jr.
Heat race winners: Shane Clanton, Dennis Erb Jr., Bobby Pierce, Cade Dillard
Consolation race winners: Chad Simpson, Tyler Bruening
Provisional starters: Ryan Gustin, Gordy Gundaker, Johnny Scott, Dustin Walker
Next series race: August 25, Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From series and staff reports

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 24) — Updates from Thursday’s opening night of the My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150, featuring a 35-lap, $10,000-to-win event on the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (results unofficial):

Feature

Third-starting Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., used an outside move into turn one to take the lead from Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., on lap six and paced the final 30 circuits to win Thursday's $10,000 My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150 weekend opener at Davenport Speedway. Pole-starting Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., led the first lap before being overtaken by Clanton, who paced the next four laps before fading to 11th. Erb held on to finish second, 2.021 seconds back, while sixth-starting Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., completed the top three.

Feature lineup

(35 laps)

Row 1: Dennis Erb Jr., Shane Clanton
Row 2: Bobby Pierce, Cade Dillard
Row 3: Nick Hoffman, Brandon Sheppard
Row 4: Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden
Row 5: Brent Larson, Daniel Hilsabeck
Row 6: Jason Feger, Tanner English
Row 7: Todd Cooney, Jake Timm
Row 8: Shannon Babb, Brian Shirley
Row 9: Chad Simpson, Tyler Bruening
Row 10: Frank Heckenast Jr., Spencer Diercks
Row 11: Jason Rauen, Trevor Gundaker
Row 12: Ryan Gustin, Gordy Gundaker
Row 13: Johnny Scott, Dustin Walker

Consolation race results

(10 laps; top three transfer)

First consolation: Chad Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jason Rauen, Jeff Larson, Kye Blight, Johnny Scott, Matt Ryan, Dustin Walker, Ryan Gustin, Matt Furman.

Second consolation: Tyler Bruening, Spencer Diercks, Trevor Gundaker, Matt Lux, Gordy Gundaker, Justin Kay, Jay Johnson, Cody Laney. Scratched: Chris Simpson

Heat race recap

Inheriting the lead on lap two, fourth-starting Shane Clanton led the final seven laps to win the first heat race by 2.489 seconds over fifth-starting Kyle Bronson. Eighth-starting Brent Larson and ninth-starting Todd Cooney each earned transfer spots. Matt Ryan tangled with Brent Larson on the opening lap, sustaining heavy nose and left-side damage. After leading the first lap, Chad Simpson hopped the turn one cushion and left the racing surface, drawing the race’s second caution. Ryan Gustin made contact with Bronson on the ensuing restart, sustaining significant nose damage and left the racing surface in turn one, bringing out the third yellow. All three drivers were able to continue, with Simpson finishing fifth, Ryan finishing seventh and Gustin in eighth. … Second-starting Dennis Erb Jr. led all eight laps to win heat two by 1.539 seconds over polesitter Nick Hoffman. … Bobby Pierce led green-to-checkered to win heat three by 2.595 seconds over third-starting Brandon Sheppard, who narrowly repelled Jason Feger in the closing laps. … Cade Dillard fended off Chris Madden in the closing laps, winning the fourth and final heat race by 0.773 of a second.

Heat race results

(Eight laps; top four transfer)

First heat: Shane Clanton, Kyle Bronson, Brent Larson, Todd Cooney, Chad Simpson, Kye Blight, Matt Ryan, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott.

Second heat: Dennis Erb Jr., Nick Hoffman, Daniel Hilsabeck, Jake Timm, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jeff Larson, Jason Rauen, Matt Furman, Dustin Walker.

Third heat: Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Tyler Bruening, Trevor Gundaker, Justin Kay, Matt Lux, Cody Laney.

Fourth heat: Cade Dillard, Chris Madden, Tanner English, Brian Shirley, Spencer Diercks, Gordy Gundaker, Jay Johnson, Chris Simpson.

Time trials

Driver (car no.), hometown, time (unofficial)
First group
Chad Simpson (25), Mount Vernon, Iowa, 13.473
Nick Hoffman (9), Mooresville, N.C., 13.573
Ryan Gustin (19r), Marshalltown, Iowa, 13.587
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 13.590
Kye Blight (31aus), Bunbury, W. Australia, 13.629
Daniel Hilsabeck (22), Earlham, Iowa, 13.638
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 13.677
Jake Timm (49), Winona, Minn., 13.689
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 13.699
Jason Rauen (98), Farley, Iowa, 13.737
Matt Ryan (07), Davenport, Iowa, 13.798
Jeff Larson (99), Freeport, Ill., 13.874
Johnny Scott (1st), Las Cruces, N.M., 13.949
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill., 14.109
Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn., 14.315
Matt Furman (51), Columbus, Ohio, 14.370
Todd Cooney (30), Des Moines, Iowa, 14.413
Dustin Walker (14w), Polk, Mo., 14.589
Second group
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 13.380
Cade Dillard (97), Robeline, La., 13.508
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 13.573
Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 13.575
Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., 13.580
Chris Simpson (32), Oxford, Iowa, 13.679
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 13.755
Tanner English (96v), Benton, Ky., 13.827
Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa, 13.892
Spencer Diercks (29D), Davenport, Iowa, 13.969
Trevor Gundaker (14), St. Charles, Mo., 14.075
Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., 14.082
Justin Kay (15K), Wheatland, Iowa, 14.139
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 14.223
Matt Lux (111), Franklin, Pa., 14.257
Jay Johnson (93), West Burlington, Iowa, 14.527
Cody Laney (32B), Torrance, Calif., no time

Thursday’s schedule

(All times local)
2 p.m. - Pits open
5 p.m. - Grandstands open
7:30 p.m. - On track activity
- Late Model hot laps
- Midget hot laps
- Late Model time trials (2 laps)
Opening ceremonies
- Late Model heat races (8 laps)
- Midget hot laps
- Late Model consolations (10 laps)
- Midget hot laps
- Late Model feature (35 laps)
- Midget hot laps

Feature lineup

Row 1: D. Erb Jr., Clanton
Row 2: Pierce, Dillard
Row 3: Hoffman, Sheppard
Row 4: Bronson, Madden
Row 5: B. Larson, Hilsabeck
Row 6: Feger, English
Row 7: Cooney, Timm
Row 8: Babb, Shirley
Row 9: Chad Simpson, Bruening
Row 10: Heckenast Jr., Diercks
Row 11: Rauen, T. Gundaker
Row 12: Gustin, G. Gundaker
Row 13: J. Scott, Walker

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