411 Motor Speedway,
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (Seymour Showdown) - $10,000
Information provided by: Kevin Kovac, series and track reports (last updated April 21, 9:36 am)
411's late restart lifts Hedgecock to WoO win
- Cory Hedgecock
- Ricky Thornton Jr.
- Kyle Bronson
- Dale McDowell
- Ricky Weiss
- Jensen Ford
- Bobby Pierce
- Chris Madden
- Josh Rice
- Ryan Gustin
- Tanner English
- Brian Shirley
- Ashton Winger
- Brandon Sheppard
- Gordy Gundaker
- Nick Hoffman
- Stormy Scott
- Parker Martin
- Garrett Alberson
- Max Blair
- Dennis Erb Jr.
- Jimmy Owens
- Heath Hindman
- Brent Larson
- Mike Marlar
- Josh Henry
Cory Hedgecock (23) edges away from Kyle Bronson (40B) and Dale McDowell en route to his victory at 411.
What won the race: Taking advantage of a late restart to go from third to first, Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., dove under Dale McDowell entering turn one to grab the lead on lap 31 — with some contact — and held on the remaining distance to capture Thursday night's 40-lap World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series feature at 411 Motor Speedway. The sixth-starting Hedgecock earned $10,000 to add a second victory on the national tour to his 2018 triumph at the 3/8-mile oval.
Quotable: “The car was really good," Hedgecock said. "I hate that I got into Dale a little bit, but I had such a run and everything. I was hammering that top a little bit. When I cleared Dale or kinda got into him and everything and was able to pull away, then I just threw caution to the wind.”
Key notes: Hedgecock notched his fifth overall victory of the season and his second Super Late Model triumph at 411 after winning March's $15,000 Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals stop there. ... Ricky Thornton Jr. overtook Kyle Bronson for the runner-up position on the final lap, finishing 1.160 seconds back. ... Dale McDowell led the first 14 laps and lap 30 before being overtaken by Hedgecock and slipped to fourth at the finish. The left side of McDowell's car sustained damage amid contact with Hedgecock, Bronson and Thornton during a frenetic stretch following the final lap-29 restart. ... The race's lone caution flag on lap 29 was drawn by Mike Marlar, who led laps 15-29 only to be doomed by a right-rear tire that was cut when he apparently ran over a piece of debris. ... The first WoO race since Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals in February lasted just over 14 minutes with 23 competitors completing 40 laps. ... Non-qualifiers included Brandon Overton, who was the overall fastest qualifier but had to start the third heat from the rear because he mistakenly had a 20-compound tire on his car's right-rear (only 3/4 and 30/40 compounds were permitted on that corner) and had to change it in staging; Tim McCreadie, who was set back by his involvement in two heat incidents; and group fast-timer Vic Hill. ... WoO competitors continue the weekend in the Southeast Friday and Saturday with the tour's inaugural visit to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.
On the move: Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., started 16th and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Hedgecock’s BMF Race Car is powered by an Eagle Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from E-Z-Go, STI Trucking, SFP Performance, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Currin Construction, Noble Knights Construction Services, Vineyard Enterprises, Winters Performance and Quickcar Racing.
Points chase: After 411: 1. Chris Madden (974); 2. Kyle Bronson (964); 3. Brian Shirley (952); 4. Ryan Gustin (944); T5. Bobby Pierce (940); T5. Brandon Sheppard (940); 7. Max Blair (926); 8. Nick Hoffman (920); 9. Dennis Erb Jr. (900); 10. Tanner English (878).
Current weather: Few Clouds, 73°F
Car count: 47
Fast qualifier: Brandon Overton
Time: 14.403 seconds
Polesitter: Dale McDowell
Heat race winners: Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Jensen Ford, Mike Marlar
Consolation race winners: Stormy Scott, Brandon Sheppard
Provisional starters: Max Blair, Dennis Erb Jr., Gordy Gundaker, Brent Larson
Next series race: April 21, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.