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August 6
Cedar Lake Speedway,
New Richmond, WI
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (USA Nationals) - $50,000
Information provided by: Kevin Kovac and staff reports (last updated August 7, 7:56 am)
J.D. leads all 100 laps for $50,000 USA Nat'ls win
USA Nationals
  1. Jonathan Davenport
  2. Chris Madden
  3. Tyler Erb
  4. Ricky Weiss
  5. Brandon Sheppard
  6. Mike Marlar
  7. Max Blair
  8. Dennis Erb Jr.
  9. Shannon Babb
  10. Cade Dillard
  11. Brandon Overton
  12. Tanner English
  13. Brent Larson
  14. Garrett Smith
  15. Jake Timm
  16. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  17. Ashton Winger
  18. Tyler Bruening
  19. Bobby Pierce
  20. Kyle Strickler
  21. Ryan Gustin
  22. Trevor Gundaker
  23. Shane Clanton
  24. Jason Feger
  25. Chad Mahder
  26. Gordy Gundaker
  27. Jimmy Owens
  28. Joseph Joiner
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Todd Boyd/photosbyboyd.smugmug.com
Jonathan Davenport heads for victory lane at Cedar Lake Speedway.
What won the race: Polesitter Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., fought off challenges from Chris Madden and Tyler Erb to officially lead all 100 laps Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway for his second straight USA Nationals victory and third overall. Davenport pocketed $50,000 in taking the checkers 0.877 of a second ahead of Madden, his fellow front-row starter.
Key notes: The most serious of eight cautions came on the lap-37 restart when Tanner English appeared to slow on the backstretch, triggering a wreck that also involved Brandon Overton, Shane Clanton, Brent Larson, Tyler Bruening and Trevor Gundaker (Bruening's car ended up partially atop Gundaker's machine). ... Other cautions: Jake Timm spun on lap 76; Ashton Winger's flat tire on lap 73; Brandon Overton spun on lap 64; seventh-running Kyle Strickler jumped the cushion and stopped on lap 60; Cade Dillard spun on lap 53; Ryan Gustin slowed on lap 51; Chad Mahder got into the wall on lap 36; and shortly after the ensuing restart, Bruening and Jason Feger had a frontstretch tangle that left both cars facing the wrong direction (Feger retired). ... The race was run after the area was drenched by early rain Saturday. ... The surface was whipped into shape but the race began under a falling mist before clearing.
On the move: WoO points leader Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., started 25th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Davenport’s Double L Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Spartan Mowers, Lucas Oil, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, VP Racing Fuels, Bilstein, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midwest Sheet Metal and K1 RaceGear.
Points chase: After Cedar Lake Saturday: 1. Dennis Erb Jr. (3,850); 2. Tanner English (3,686); 3. Max Blair (3,666); 4. Ryan Gustin (3,488); 5. Brent Larson (3,438); 6. Josh Richards (3,380); 7. Gordy Gundaker (3,378); 8. Boom Briggs (3,232); 9. Kyle Hammer (2,472); 10. Shane Clanton (2,448).
Current weather: Overcast Rain, 72°F
Car count: 46
Polesitter: Jonathan Davenport
Dash winner: Jonathan Davenport
Heat race winners: Ryan Gustin, Ashton Winger, Tyler Erb, Jimmy Owens, Jake Timm, Jonathan Davenport, Ricky Weiss, Chris Madden, Garrett Smith, Jimmy Mars
Consolation race winners: Garrett Smith, Brandon Overton, Tyler Bruening
Provisional starters: Dennis Erb Jr., Brent Larson, Trevor Gundaker, Joseph Joiner
Next series race: August 19, Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From staff reports

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Jonathan Davenport did the steering Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, but it was Double L Motorsports crew chief Jason Durham who directed him where to go around Cedar Lake Speedway.

The 38-year-old Blairsville, Ga., polesitter ended up making all the right moves in the 35th USA Nationals, turning back challenges from runner-up Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., and third-finishing Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, to officially lead all 100 laps and collect the $50,000 payday and event’s Eagle Trophy for the the third time and second straight season.

“I don't know if I did everything he said,” Davenport said, thanking Durham for his backstretch hand signals in the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series event. “But he was definitely helping me out there. He was helping me out a whole lot there.”

The instruction-following Davenport notched his fifth victory of the season paying at least $50,000, his fourth of the season with the World of Outlaws and the 14th of his career on the national circuit.

While Erb briefly slipped by a few times, and Madden nearly did the same, Davenport was officially scored a 100-lap leader in taking the checkers 0.877 of a second ahead of Madden, his fellow front-row starter whose late bid to overtake the winner was stymied by traffic.

Erb won a late-race duel with Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, for the third position while four-time WoO champion Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., rounded out the top five.

Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., rallied from his 20th starting spot to finish sixth, ending his lengthy streak of top-five finishes stretching back to mid-June, while WoO points leader Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., took a provisional starting spot and rallied from 25th to eighth.

Davenport, who became the third driver behind Hall of Famers Billy Moyer and Scott Bloomquist to win Cedar Lake’s marquee event three times, led comfortably for stretches, but had his hands full with Madden and Erb several times in the 100-lapper.

"I kept having to change lanes … Tyler passed me and Madden passed me — or he got close to me — I just kept having to step my game up just a little bit more and just dig down and find a little bit more,” Davenport said in victory lane.

Erb’s most serious challenges came with slide jobs that carried him into the lead on back-to-back laps with fewer than 40 laps remaining, but each time Davenport made a crossover move before a caution quelled the challenge.

Madden’s most serious challenge made in the final laps when he made a bit on the outside that drew within three-tenths of a second of Davenport, but lapped traffic helped the leader turn back Madden’s bid.

“What a great race car. We unloaded and we set quick time, but I just wasn't comfortable with it. It was good (that) we had speed — I just had to get get comfortable with it,” Davenport said, thanking his crew. “We kept working on it and kept working on it. Vinny (Guliani) made some good calls on shocks. Jason made some good calls on spring combinations. Tyler (Bragg) done an excellent job on the tires; they never gave up.”

Davenport not only beat a 28-car field, he also beat the weather on a day when rain deluged the track early before daunting weather forecasts for the evening gave way, though the race began with mist falling from the sky.

"I can't believe we got it in,” Davenport said. “You know, the forecast was awful all day. So thanks for World of Outlaws for sticking it through and pushing through and the track crew here at Cedar Lake did an excellent job.”

Madden’s designs on overtaking Davenport in the final laps fell by the wayside when the frontrunners approached slower cars that spoiled his charge.

“We caught that lapped car at the perfect time,” Madden said. “I had started carrying some momentum on the outside. And we caught that lapped car and J.D. moved to the outside just in time and kind of broke my momentum there. At that point, it was all about momentum.”

While Davenport watched signals from his crew chief, Madden saw them too — and knew how effective they were.

“He’s gotta give Jason half the check,” a smiling Madden said of his rival. “He moved him everywhere he needed to be every lap, so he’s going to have to pay (Durham) good this week. But you know, congratulations to them guys. We've been 1-2 all year long, flopping back and forth. And Terbo got in the mix there. I think we put on a heck of a show for the fans. … We gave it all we had.”

Erb bemoaned the caution that kept him from continuing his slide-job assault on Davenport, and when he tried to reel in the leader with fewer than 20 laps remaining, the leader’s groove change helped him maintain command.

"I don't know how many (laps) it was to go there when I kind of got close to J.D. and they just moved him up just enough to mess me up,” the driver for Ohio-based Best Performance Motorsports said. “We had to race a little bit with Chris and Ricky. When Ricky crowded me, we hit the back straightaway wall and I was able to get back by him. All in all, it was good. I love coming here and this is a good two weeks for us. We're kind of turning things around. … So just trying to keep building on this and finally get us a big win.”

The most serious of nine cautions came on the lap-37 restart when WoO regular Tanner English of Benton, Ky., appeared to briefly slow on the backstretch, triggering a wreck that also involved Brandon Overton, Shane Clanton, Brent Larson, Tyler Bruening and Trevor Gundaker (Bruening's car ended up partially atop Gundaker's machine).

Other cautions: Jake Timm spun on lap 76; Ashton Winger’s flat on lap 73; Brandon Overton spun on lap 64; seventh-running Kyle Strickler jumped the cushion and stopped on lap 60; Cade Dillard spun on lap 53; Ryan Gustin slowed on lap 51; Chad Mahder got into the wall on lap 36; and shortly after the ensuing restart, Bruening and Jason Feger had a frontstretch tangle that left both cars facing the wrong direction (Feger retired).

Notes: Davenport led 12 laps in his 2021 victory at Cedar Lake and 78 in his 2015 victory.  … Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., ran as high as third but retired during a lap-60 caution with a hole in his radiator. … Garrett Smith of Eatonton, Ga., started 17th and ran as high as sixth before falling from contention midrace.

35th USA Nationals

Pos. Driver (car no.), hometown, chassis, earnings
1. Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., Longhorn, $50,000
2. Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., Rocket, $20,000
3. Tyler Erb (1), New Waverly, Texas, Rocket, $10,000
4. Ricky Weiss (7), Headingley, Manitoba, Sniper, $6,000
5. Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill., Rocket, $5,000
6. Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn., Longhorn, $4,800
7. Max Blair (111v), Centerville, Pa., Rocket, $4,600
8. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., Rocket, $4,400
9. Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., Longhorn, $4,200
10. Cade Dillard (97), Robeline, La., Black Diamond, $4,000
11. Brandon Overton (76), Evans, Ga., Longhorn, $3,800
12. Tanner English (96), Benton, Ky., Longhorn, $3,600
13. Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Wis., Rocket, $3,400
14. Garrett Smith (10), Eatonton, Ga., Rocket, $3,350
15. Jake Timm (49), Winona, Minn., Longhorn, $3,300
16. Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill., Rocket, $3,250
17. Ashton Winger (58), Hampton, Ga., Rocket, $3,200
18. Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa, Capital, $3,150
19. Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., Pierce, $3,100
20. Kyle Strickler (8), Mooresville, N.C., Longhorn, $3,075
21. Ryan Gustin (19r), Marshalltown, Iowa, Rocket, $3,050
22. Trevor Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., Black Diamond, $3,025
23. Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., Capital, $3,010
24. Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., Longhorn, $3,000
25. Chad Mahder (55c), Bloomer, Wis., MB Customs, $3,000
26. Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., Longhorn, $3,000
27. Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., Longhorn, $3,000
28. Joseph Joiner (10), Milton, Fla., Capital, $3,000
Lap leader: Davenport 1-100
Heat race winners (among 46 cars): Gustin, Winger, Erb, Owens, Timm, Davenport, Weiss, Madden, G. Smith, Mars
Dash winner: Davenport
Consolation winners: G. Smith, Overton
Last-chance winner: Bruening
Provisional starters: Erb, Larson, T. Gundaker, Joiner
Preliminary feature winner: Marlar

Pre-race notes

After Pat Doar took the checkered flag first in the 40-lap Cedar Lake Late Model feature — track management moved the race up to precede the USA Nationals finale — WoO officials blew the 10-minute horn at about 7:40 p.m. CDT to call the 100-lap feature field to the staging area. With a light mist falling as track-prep work was being completed, officials plan a shorter version of Cedar Lake’s traditional driver introductions before sending the 28 starters off to chase the $50,000 top prize.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden
Row 2: Jake Timm, Tyler Erb
Row 3: Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce
Row 4: Tanner English, Ashton Winger
Row 5: Frank Heckenast Jr., Ricky Weiss
Row 6: Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton
Row 7: Kyle Strickler, Ryan Gustin
Row 8: Max Blair, Chad Mahder
Row 9: Garrett Smith, Brandon Overton
Row 10: Jason Feger, Mike Marlar
Row 11: Cade Dillard, Shannon Babb
Row 12: Tyler Bruening, Gordy Gundaker
Row 13: Dennis Erb Jr., Brent Larson
Row 14: Trevor Gundaker

Last-chance race results

(15 laps; top two transfer)

Finish: Tyler Bruening, Gordy Gundaker, Joseph Joiner, Matt Furman, Lance Matthees, Tim Isenberg, Kye Blight, Thomas Hunziker, Paul Parker, James Giossi, Boom Briggs, Trevor Gundaker, Jeff Massingill, McKay Wenger.

Consolation results

(15 laps; top three transfer)

First consolation: Garrett Smith, Jason Feger, Cade Dillard, Gordy Gundaker, Matt Furman, Joseph Joiner, Trevor Gundaker, Boom Briggs, Kye Blight, Paul Parker. Scratched: Jimmy Mars, Brian Shirley, Chase Junghans, Jesse Glenz, Drake Troutman.

Second consolation: Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, Shannon Babb, James Giossi, Tyler Bruening, Dennis Erb Jr., Brent Larson, McKay Wenger, Lance Matthees, Tim Isenberg, Jeff Massingill, Thomas Hunziker. Scratched: Kyle Bronson, Shawn Kirwin, Andy Boozel.

Consolation races

With the weather continuing to hold out — and the chance of rain dropping — hot laps for the B-main starters hit the track right on schedule at 5 p.m. CT. The track surface was quickly run in and practice for the WoO and Cedar Lake Late Models was completed for opening ceremonies to begin at 5:20 p.m.

The first of two WoO B-mains rolled onto the track just before 5:30 p.m. — minus, however, scheduled pole starter Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., a two-time USA Nationals champion who has scratched from Saturday’s competition.

Saturday's schedule

A Saturday that appeared to be headed toward a total washout — one early-morning forecast briefly predicted 3-5 inches of rain for the New Richmond area — has trended in a positive direction through the afternoon. Rain did fall in the morning but ceased shortly after noon, and the chance of precipitation continues to fall in the latest forecasts.

The possibility of rain remains through the night, though, so Cedar Lake and WoO officials are sticking with the earlier start time of 5 p.m. CT for hot laps and released an updated schedule of events to provide the best opportunity of completing the WoO-sanctioned USA Nationals on Saturday. The order has been altered with the 15-lap WoO consolations running first after opening ceremonies, followed by heats for the Cedar Lake Late Models; the 15-lap WoO last-chance race; track prep; and the 100-lap feature. The consolations and 40-lap feature for the Cedar Lake Late Models will close out the program.

Consolation lineups

(15 laps; top three transfer)

First consolation
Row 1: Jimmy Mars, Jason Feger
Row 2: Garrett Smith, Brian Shirley
Row 3: Cade Dillard, Kye Blight
Row 4: Gordy Gundaker, Matt Furman
Row 5: Joseph Joiner, Chase Junghans
Row 6: Jesse Glenz, Trevor Gundaker
Row 7: Drake Troutman, Paul Parker
Row 8: Boom Briggs
Second consolation
Row 1: Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar
Row 2: Shannon Babb, James Giossi
Row 3: Lance Matthees, Brent Larson
Row 4: Kyle Bronson, Tyler Bruening
Row 5: Dennis Erb Jr., McKay Wenger
Row 6: Jeff Massingill, Tim Isenberg
Row 7: Shawn Kirwin, Thomas Hunziker
Row 8: Andy Boozel

Dash results

Last year's USA Nationals winner Jonathan Davenport shot off the outside pole to lead the 8-lap Pole Dash from flag-to-flag, earning him the number one starting spot in Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win USA Nationals finale.

Fourth-starter Chris Madden finished 1.963 seconds behind Davenport in second place, putting him on the outside pole for a race he won in 2019.

Brandon Sheppard made the biggest advance forward, hustling from eighth to a fifth-place finish.

Teenager Garrett Smith scored a wire-to-wire victory in the 12-lap FANS Fund Dash, beating Jason Feger to the finish line by 0.590 of a second. He earned $3,000 from the over $30,000 in travel bonus money that was divided among the 11 drivers who were invited to the USA Nationals through the fan-backed program. Each driver was guaranteed a minimum of $2,400.

Pole Dash: Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Jake Timm, Tyler Erb, Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Ashton Winger.

Fans Fund Dash: Garrett Smith, Jason Feger, Trevor Gundaker, Joseph Joiner, McKay Wenger, Ricky Weiss, Ashton Winger, Bobby Pierce, Kye Blight, James Giossi. Scratched: Drake Troutman.

Schedule update

Before the draw for position among drivers in the Pole Dash, Cedar Lake Speedway officials announced a slight update to Saturday’s schedule of events in light of rain in the forecast. Officials are tentatively eyeing a 5 p.m. CDT start for hot laps, an hour-and-a-half earlier than previously posted.

Officials noted that fans and competitors should keep a close eye on social media on Saturday morning for further updates. Track and WoO officials plan to have a conference call at 10:15 a.m. to discuss the forecast and determine if the start time should be moved up even earlier in hopes of completing the entire program.

Round 2 update

Tyler Erb and Chris Madden tied for the top spot in the combined passing points standings, each driver finishing the double-heats program with 228 points. Brandon Sheppard finished third with 211 points, followed by Bobby Pierce (209), Ashton Winger (192), Tanner English (192), Jake Timm (187) and Jonathan Davenport (185).

Those eight drivers will compete in this evening’s Pole Dash. The finishing order of the sprint will determine the starting lineup for the first four rows of Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win USA Nationals feature.

The remaining eight drivers who locked into Saturday’s finale with their heat-race performances were Frank Heckenast Jr. (180 points), Ricky Weiss (180), Jimmy Owens (175), Shane Clanton (175), Kyle Strickler (171.50), Ryan Gustin (168), Max Blair (168) and Chad Mahder (168).

Round 2 heat results

First heat: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, Dennis Erb Jr., Brian Shirley, Jimmy Owens, Kye Blight, Paul Parker. Scratched: Shawn Kirwin.

Second heat: Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb, James Giossi, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jason Feger, Matt Furman, Lance Matthees, Cade Dillard, Boom Briggs.

Third heat: Chris Madden, Bobby Pierce, Gordy Gundaker, Shannon Babb, Ashton Winger, Trevor Gundaker, Jesse Glenz, Thomas Hunziker, Andy Boozel.

Fourth heat: Garrett Smith, Kyle Strickler, Chad Mahder, Kyle Bronson, Jake Timm, McKay Wenger, Ryan Gustin, Joseph Joiner. Scratched: Drake Troutman.

Fifth heat: Jimmy Mars, Tyler Bruening, Tanner English, Mike Marlar, Brent Larson, Max Blair, Brandon Overton, Chase Junghans, Tim Isenberg, Jeff Massingill.

Round 1 update

Tyler Erb’s Heat 3 victory from the sixth starting spot earned him 125 passing points, putting him atop the standings after the first round of prelims.

Chris Madden (123 points) sits second, followed by Brandon Sheppard (118), Bobby Pierce (111) and a tie for fifth at 105 points among Ryan Gustin and Jake Timm. Rounding out the top 10 are Ashton Winger (100), Jimmy Owens (100), Cade Dillard (93) and Max Blair (93).

Round 1 heat results

First heat: Ryan Gustin, Brandon Overton, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Erb Jr., Boom Briggs, Thomas Hunziker.

Second heat: Ashton Winger, Cade Dillard, Tanner English, Brian Shirley, Chad Mahder, Ricky Weiss, Jimmy Mars, Trevor Gundaker, Shawn Kirwin.

Third heat: Tyler Erb, Brandon Sheppard, Kye Blight, Lance Matthees, Shannon Babb, Kyle Strickler, Tim Isenberg, Drake Troutman, Tyler Bruening.

Fourth heat: Jimmy Owens, Max Blair, Joseph Joiner, Shane Clanton, Matt Furman, Brent Larson, McKay Wenger, Gordy Gundaker, Andy Boozel.

Fifth heat: Jake Timm, Chris Madden, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jeff Massingill, Chase Junghans, Jesse Glenz, James Giossi, Garrett Smith, Paul Parker.

Pre-race notes

Sunny and hot (a high topping 90 degrees) prevail for Friday’s USA Nationals qualifying program, which features two rounds of five 12-lap heats. The prelims were aligned by random draw (first set) and inversion (second set) and combined passing points will be used to determine the 16 drivers who move on to Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win finale. … The top eight drivers in passing points tally will run a dash this evening; the finish will determine the lineup for the first four rows of the USA Nationals headliner. … Friday’s 46-car field includes former event winner Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., who didn’t compete in Thursday’s World of Outlaws Cade Late Model Series show won by Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. … With Saturday’s weather forecast trending in an unfavorable direction — a strong chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning in early afternoon — WoO officials said during Friday’s drivers’ meeting that they will closely watch the updates and look to adjust Saturday’s schedule to take advantage of the best window in the weather. … Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., debuted a new Rocket car on Thursday, but after bending up its sheet metal in a feature fracas he’s opted to enter his older, proven machine in Friday’s action. … Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, will pull double-duty, adding competition in Cedar Lake’s Late Model division behind the wheel of a brand-new Sniper Chassis. … Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, has some extra incentive to perform well on Friday: the grounds are crawling with people wearing shirts of his sponsor, Tri-Star Transmissions, which is entertaining a contingent of its employees in Cedar Lake’s hospitality area. … Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, N.C., dropped out of Thursday’s feature after breaking the rod on his car’s left-rear bottom bar. … Australian Kye Blight appeared headed to a transfer spot in a Thursday heat when a broken oil pump knocked him from the race. He has pulled out his second car, the machine that his car owner, Paul Stubber, ran throughout the recent DIRTcar Summer Nationals. ... Steve Francis and his wife, Amanda, arrived at Cedar Lake on Friday to start their new roles working with the WoO tour. Steve is serving as Director of Competition while Amanda will work with the series's fan engagement team.

Round 1 heat lineups

(12 laps; top 16 in combined passing points transfer to feature)

First heat
Row 1: Brandon Overton, Ryan Gustin
Row 2: Thomas Hunziker, Jason Feger
Row 3: Dennis Erb Jr., Mike Marlar
Row 4: Kyle Bronson, Bobby Pierce
Row 5: Boom Briggs, Jonathan Davenport
Second heat
Row 1: Ashton Winger, Cade Dillard
Row 2: Brian Shirley, Tanner English
Row 3: Chad Mahder, Trevor Gundaker
Row 4: Ricky Weiss, Shawn Kirwin
Row 5: Jimmy Mars
Third heat
Row 1: Lance Matthees, Kye Blight
Row 2: Tim Isenberg, Drake Troutman
Row 3: Shannon Babb, Tyler Erb
Row 4: Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Bruening
Row 5: Kyle Strickler
Fourth heat
Row 1: Jimmy Owens, Max Blair
Row 2: Joseph Joiner, Andy Boozel
Row 3: Matt Furman, Shane Clanton
Row 4: Brent Larson, McKay Wenger
Row 5: Gordy Gundaker
Fifth heat
Row 1: Jeff Massingill, Jake Timm
Row 2: Jesse Glenz, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Row 3: Paul Parker, Chase Junghans
Row 4: Garrett Smith, Chris Madden
Row 5: James Giossi

Round 2 heat lineups

(12 laps; top 16 in combined passing points transfer to feature)

First heat
Row 1: Jonathan Davenport, Shawn Kirwin
Row 2: Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton
Row 3: Paul Parker, Dennis Erb Jr.
Row 4: Brian Shirley, Kye Blight
Row 5: Jimmy Owens
Second heat
Row 1: James Giossi, Boom Briggs
Row 2: Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb
Row 3: Matt Furman, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Row 4: Jason Feger, Cade Dillard
Row 5: Lance Matthees
Third heat
Row 1: Gordy Gundaker, Chris Madden
Row 2: Bobby Pierce, Trevor Gundaker
Row 3: Shannon Babb, Andy Boozel
Row 4: Jesse Glenz, Thomas Hunziker
Row 5: Ashton Winger
Fourth heat
Row 1: Kyle Strickler, McKay Wenger
Row 2: Garrett Smith, Kyle Bronson
Row 3: Chad Mahder, Drake Troutman
Row 4: Joseph Joiner, Jake Timm
Row 5: Ryan Gustin
Fifth heat
Row 1: Jimmy Mars, Tyler Bruening
Row 2: Brent Larson, Chase Junghans
Row 3: Mike Marlar, Tanner English
Row 4: Tim Isenberg, Max Blair
Row 5: Jeff Massingill, Brandon Overton

Tentative numerical roster

Driver (car no.), hometown
Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn.
Boom Briggs (1), Bear Lake, Pa.
Tyler Erb (1), New Waverly, Texas
Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill.
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill.
Jeff Massingill (6M), Keewatin, Minn.
Drake Troutman (7D), Hyndman, Pa.
Ricky Weiss (7W), Headingley, Manitoba
Jesse Glenz (7x), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Kyle Strickler (8), Mooresville, N.C.
Casey Emerson (8E), Grand Rapids, Minn.
Tim Isenberg (9T), Marshfield, Wis.
Joseph Joiner (10), Milton, Fla.
Paul Parker (10), Kaukauna, Wis.
Garrett Smith (10), Eatonton, Ga.
Shawn Kirwin (10K), Morris, Minn.
Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo.
James Giossi (11G), Hudson, Wis.
Trevor Gundaker (11T), St. Charles, Mo.
Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill.
Chase Junghans (18), Manhattan, Kan.
Ryan Gustin (19R), Marshalltown, Iowa
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga.
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill.
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill.
Jimmy Mars (28), Menomonie, Wis.
Kye Blight (31AUS), Katanning, Western Australia
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill.
Thomas Hunziker (38), Bend, Ore.
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla.
McKay Wenger (42), Fairbury, Ill.
Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C.
Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga.
Jake Timm (49), Winona, Minn.
Matt Furman (51), Iowa City, Iowa
Chad Mahder (55c), Bloomer, Wis.
Ashton Winger (58), Hampton, Ga.
Brandon Overton (76), Evans, Ga.
Tanner English (81E), Benton, Ky.
Lance Matthees (90), Winona, Minn.
Cade Dillard (97), Robeline, La.
Andy Boozel (99B), Clymer, N.Y.
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill.
Max Blair (111v), Centerville, Pa.
Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn.

Friday’s schedule

(All times local)

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast in east and west restaurants
11 a.m. and noon - Tubing down the Apple River
2 p.m. - Pit gates open
5 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
6 p.m. - Drivers meeting
6:30 p.m. - Hot laps
Opening ceremonies
7 p.m. - Competition begins
Late Model heats Round 1 (12 laps)
Limited Late Model heats (12 laps)
Late Model heats Round 2 (12 laps)
Limited Late Model consolation (12 laps)
Late Model dash (8 laps)
Late Model Fans Fund Dash (12 laps)
Fireworks
Limited Late Model feature (40 laps)
(After party in Cedar Lake Arena)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Davenport, Madden
Row 2: Timm, T. Erb
Row 3: Sheppard, Pierce
Row 4: English, Winger
Row 5: Heckenast, Weiss
Row 6: Owens, Clanton
Row 7: Strickler, Gustin
Row 8: Blair, Mahder
Row 9: G. Smith, Overton
Row 10: Feger, Marlar
Row 11: Dillard, Babb
Row 12: Bruening, G. Gundaker
Row 13: D. Erb, B. Larson
Row 14: T. Gundaker, Joiner
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