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October 6
Brownstown Speedway,
Brownstown, IN
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (Hoosier Dirt Classic) - $10,000
Information provided by: Todd Turner, series and track reports (last updated October 7, 12:52 pm)
Sizzling Pierce secures $10,000 at Brownstown
Hoosier Dirt Classic
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Chris Madden
  3. Tyler Erb
  4. Gordy Gundaker
  5. Adam Stricker
  6. Kyle Bronson
  7. Cade Dillard
  8. Shane Clanton
  9. Dennis Erb Jr.
  10. Tanner English
  11. Nick Hoffman
  12. Brent Larson
  13. Tristan Chamberlain
  14. Shelby Miles
  15. Todd Cooney
  16. Rod Conley
  17. Brandon Sheppard
  18. Chad Stapleton
  19. Austin Lay
  20. Brian Shirley
  21. James Rice
  22. Devin Gilpin
  23. Billy Moyer
  24. Jesse Lay
  25. Dustin Walker
  26. Ryan Gustin
  27. Greg Johnson
presented by
Jim DenHamer
Bobby Pierce relishes yet another payday on the World of Outlaws tour.
What won the race: Executing a textbook turn-three slider on early leader Adam Stricker to seize command lap seven, second-starting Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., controlled the remainder of the 40-lap distance to capture Friday's 40th annual Hoosier Dirt Classic at Brownstown Speedway. Pierce earned his 13th full-field World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series victory of the season and the 17th of his career.
Quotable: “Being the first heat race, it was a little tricky,” Pierce said. “We kind of had to guess what the track was gonna do (for the feature) after them other heats, and I told my dad right away, ‘The tacky spots are tacky but the slick spots are really slick,’ so we went ahead and tightened up. But an awesome car and awesome effort by team again.”
Key notes: Friday's co-sanctioned event gave Pierce his first career Valvoline Iron-Man Series triumph; it was Pierce's second win of the season at Brownstown after topping April's $6,000 inaugural Ira Bastin Memorial in Northern Allstars Late Model Series competition. ... Fourth-starting Chris Madden moved into the runner-up spot on a lap-21 restart and trailed Pierce the rest of the way, finishing 1.755 seconds back. ... Gordy Gundaker battled Adam Stricker in the final laps, prevailing to finish fourth and match his career-best series finish. ... Strickler, who led laps 1-7, scored a WoO career-best finish of fifth in his third feature start on the tour. ... Ryan Gustin started for the pole, but he docked two spots by officials for jumping the second attempt at the original start, moving Stricker to the pole; Gustin then slowed to draw the race's third caution on lap two before pulling off. ... Tenth-starting Kyle Bronson ran as high as fourth before settling for sixth. ... Dennis Erb Jr., who won the most recent WoO stop at Brownstown in 2007, gained 11 spots and finished ninth. ... Nick Hoffman rallied to finish 11th after pitting to repair left-front damage following contact with an infield tractor tire. ... Brandon Sheppard ran as high as fifth before striking an infield tire in turn one and sustaining nose damage then caused him to slip as low as 13th before bringing out the seventh and final caution on lap 27. ... Sixth-running Brian Shirley struck an infield tire on the lap-21 restart and drew a caution flag. His car sustained more nose damage when James Rice turned right toward the pit exit during the caution period and Shirley hit him. ... Friday's 29-minute feature saw 16 competitors complete 40 laps and 19 running at the finish. ... Josh Rice hopped the turn-four cushion and made heavy contact with the frontstretch wall during his heat, ending his night. ... Sam Mars, the son of retired star Jimmy Mars, failed to qualify in his Super Late Model debut behind the wheel of the MB Customs house car.
On the move: Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, started 16th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Pierce’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oakwood Tire Center, 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: WoO after Brownstown: 1. Bobby Pierce (5,188); 2. Chris Madden (5,038); 3. Brandon Sheppard (4,986); 4. Ryan Gustin (4,888); 5. Kyle Bronson (4,882); 6. Brian Shirley (4,874); 7. Nick Hoffman (4,866); 8. Dennis Erb Jr. (4,858); 9. Tanner English (4,852); 10. Shane Clanton (4,662); 11. Cade Dillard (4,612); 12. Brent Larson (4,504). Iron-Man (Southern) before Brownstown: 1. Josh Henry (457); 2. Josh Rice (395); 3. Michael Chilton (302); 4. Adam Ahl (291); 5. Dakotah Knuckles (275). Iron-Man (Northern) before Brownstown: 1. Josh Rice (710); 2. Austin Lay (387); 3. Rod Conley (326); 4. Michael Chilton (302); 5. Camaron Marlar (255).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 52°F
Car count: 42
Fast qualifier: Bobby Pierce
Time: 12.758 seconds
Polesitter: Ryan Gustin
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Chris Madden, Ryan Gustin, Adam Stricker
Consolation race winners: Brent Larson, Nick Hoffman
Provisional starters: Tanner English, Dustin Walker, Chad Stapleton, Austin Lay, Jesse Lay
Next series race: October 7, Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) $15,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Gustin, Pierce
Row 2: Stricker, Madden
Row 3: G. Gundaker, Moyer
Row 4: Sheppard, Dillard
Row 5: Cooney, Bronson
Row 6: Miles, Shirley
Row 7: Ja. Rice, Clanton
Row 8: Johnson, T. Erb
Row 9: Larson, Hoffman
Row 10: T. Chamberlain, D. Erb Jr.
Row 11: Rod Conley, Gilpin
Row 12: English, Walker
Row 13: Stapleton, A. Lay
Row 14: J. Lay

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