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August 25
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 and series reports (last updated August 26, 11:41 pm)
Back-to-back Pierce tops Madden at Davenport
My Place Hotels Quad Cities 150
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Chris Madden
  3. Brandon Sheppard
  4. Dennis Erb Jr.
  5. Shane Clanton
  6. Ryan Gustin
  7. Kyle Bronson
  8. Brian Shirley
  9. Tanner English
  10. Cade Dillard
  11. Jason Feger
  12. Nick Hoffman
  13. Tyler Bruening
  14. Chad Simpson
  15. Brent Larson
  16. Shannon Babb
  17. Kye Blight
  18. Gordy Gundaker
  19. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  20. Spencer Diercks
  21. Matt Lux
  22. Todd Cooney
  23. Jake Timm
  24. Matt Furman
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Bobby Pierce nabbed his second straight Davenport feature.
What won the race: Winning his ninth race in his last 10 starts overall, red-hot Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., went around race-long leader Chris Madden exiting turn four on the 20th lap Friday at Davenport Speedway to win the 35-lap second round of the My Place Hotels Quad Cities 50. The series points leader notched his second $10,000 World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series of the weekend in becoming the clear-cut favorite for Saturday’s $30,000-to-win weekend finale. Madden settled for second, 14.473 seconds behind at the checkers, with Brandon Sheppard in third for the second straight night.
Quotable: "We're on a heck of a roll and a huge thank you to everyone that makes this possible, all my crew, all my family and all my awesome sponsors, you know, I can't do without them," Pierce said. "We're just gonna see how long we can ride this wave. Hopefully get it done tomorrow, too."
Key notes: Bobby Pierce's nine victories since Aug. 1, including Thursday's $10,000 triumph, have all come in national touring-level competition. ... He has a season-leading 10 WoO victories on the season and 14 on his career. ... Runner-up Chris Madden led 19 laps in his new Longhorn Chassis. ... Third-finishing Brandon Sheppard gained five positions. ... Shane Clanton ran second on laps 5-16 but faded to fifth. ... Fast qualifier Cade Dillard started outside the front row but ended up 10th. ... Three cautions slowed the action. ... Frank Heckenast Jr. slowed for a lap-27 yellow. ... A Todd Cooney-Brent Larson tangle drew a lap-five slowdown. ... The first start was called back a Heckenast spin. ... Power steering problems forced Matt Furman out before taking the green. … Saturday’s heat lineups will be based on preliminary performances. The heat polesitters: Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden and Dennis Erb Jr.
On the move: Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., started 11th and finished fourth.
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 Friday: 1. Bobby Pierce (4,318); 2. Chris Madden (4,192); 3. Brandon Sheppard (4,162); 4. Ryan Gustin (4,126); 5. Brian Shirley (4,096); 6. Nick Hoffman (4,090); 7. Tanner English (4,084); 8. Kyle Bronson (4,074); 9. Dennis Erb Jr. (4,050); 10. Shane Clanton (3,910).
Current weather: Clear, 81°F
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Cade Dillard
Time: 13.516 seconds
Polesitter: Chris Madden
Heat race winners: Cade Dillard, Bobby Pierce, Shane Clanton, Chris Madden
Consolation race winners: Chad Simpson, Matt Lux
Provisional starters: Gordy Gundaker, Brent Larson
Next series race: August 31, Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, WI) $10,000
Editor's note: Corrects second row of starting lineup.
From staff reports

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 25) — Updates from Friday’s second 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

Winning his ninth race in his last 10 starts overall, red-hot Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., went around race-long leader Chris Madden exiting turn four on the 20th lap Friday at Davenport Speedway to win the 35-lap second round of the My Place Hotels Quad Cities 50. The series points leader notched his second $10,000 World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series of the weekend in becoming the clear-cut favorite for Saturday’s $30,000-to-win weekend finale. Madden settled for second, 14.473 seconds behind at the checkers, with Brandon Sheppard in third for the second straight night.

Feature lineup

(35 laps)

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

Consolation race results

(10 laps; top three transfer)

First consolation: Chad Simpson, Tyler Bruening, Jake Timm, Jeff Larson, Cody Laney, Jason Rauen, Daniel Hilsabeck. Scratched: Chris Simpson, Matt Ryan

Second consolation: Matt Lux, Todd Cooney, Matt Furman, Brent Larson, Dustin Walker, Trevor Gundaker, Johnathan Huston. Scratched: Gordy Gundaker, Johnny Scott

Heat race recap

Cade Dillard led all eight laps to win the first heat race by 0.608 of a second over Brandon Sheppard. Sixth-starting Jason Feger grabbed the final transfer spot on a lap-seven restart. Fourth-running Jason Rauen drew the race’s only caution when he hopped the turn-three cushion and left the racing surface; Rauen finished seventh. … Bobby Pierce cruised to lead the entire distance of heat two, winning by 1.206 seconds over fourth-starting Kyle Bronson. Matt Ryan drew the race’s only caution when he slowed and pulled off on lap five. … Shane Clanton led green-to-checkered to win heat three by 1.445 seconds over Brian Shirley. While racing for fourth, Tanner English and Johnny Scott made contact, sending Scott off the track in turn two and hard into the barrier surrounding an infield light pole; although uninjured, Scott was unable to continue. … Chris Madden dominated the fourth and final heat race aboard his new Longhorn Chassis, winning by more than two seconds over Frank Heckenast Jr. Fifth-starting Spencer Diercks took the final transfer spot from Trevor Gundaker on the final lap.

Heat race results

(Eight laps; top four transfer)

First heat: Cade Dillard, Brandon Sheppard, Nick Hoffman, Jason Feger, Chad Simpson, Tyler Bruening, Jason Rauen, Daniel Hilsabeck, Jeff Larson.

Second heat: Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Erb Jr., Ryan Gustin, Chris Simpson, Jake Timm, Cody Laney, Matt Ryan.

Third heat: Shane Clanton, Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, Tanner English, Todd Cooney, Brent Larson, Matt Furman, Dustin Walker, Johnny Scott.

Fourth heat: Chris Madden, Frank Heckenast Jr., Kye Blight, Spencer Diercks, Trevor Gundaker, Matt Lux, Gordy Gundaker, Johnathan Huston.

Time trials

Driver (car no.), hometown, time (unofficial)
First group
1. Cade Dillard (97), Robeline, La., 13.516
2. Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 13.554
3. Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., 13.564
4. Ryan Gustin (19R), Marshalltown, Iowa, 13.565
5. Nick Hoffman (9), Mooresville, N.C., 13.585
6. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 13.665
7. Jason Rauen (98), Farley, Iowa, 13.698
8. Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 13.708
9. Chad Simpson (25s), Mount Vernon, Iowa, 13.739
10. Matt Ryan (07), Davenport, Iowa, 13.756
11. Jason Feger (25F), Bloomington, Ill., 13.791
12. Jake Timm (49), Winona, Minn., 13.808
13. Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa, 13.847
14. Chris Simpson (32s), Oxford, Iowa, 13.911
15. Daniel Hilsabeck (22), Earlham, Iowa, 14.003
16. Cody Laney (32B), Torrance, Calif., 14.056
17. Jeff Larson (99), Freeport, Ill., 14.136
Second group
1. Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 13.583
2. Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 13.596
3. Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 13.608
4. Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill., 13.714
5. Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 13.756
6. Kye Blight (31), Katanning, W. Australia, 13.786
7. Johnny Scott (1st), Las Cruces, N.M., 13.880
8. Trevor Gundaker (14G), St. Charles, Mo., 13.929
9. Tanner English (96v), Benton, Ky., 13.930
10. Spencer Diercks (29), Davenport, Iowa, 13.935
11. Matt Furman (51), Iowa City, Iowa, 14.029
12. Matt Lux (111), Franklin, Pa., 14.090
13. Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn., 14.175
14. Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., 14.249
15. Todd Cooney (30), Des Moines, Iowa, 14.270
16. Johnathan Huston (42H), Columbus Junction, Iowa, 14.286
17. Dustin Walker (14w), Polk, Mo., 14.886

Friday’s schedule

(All times local)
11 a.m. - Food fest, The Shed opens
2 p.m. - Pits open
3:30-6:30 p.m. - Hoker’s Haul toy drive
4 p.m. - Ticket booth opens
5 p.m. - Grandstands open
5-6 p.m. - Sage Fruit stage show
6:30 p.m. - On-track activity begins
- Late Model hot laps
- Midget group qualifying (3 laps)
- Late Model qualifying (2 laps)
Opening ceremonies
- Late Model heat races (8 laps)
- Midget heat races (8 laps)
Late Model redraw
Midget invert draw
- Late Model consolations (10 laps)
- Midget feature (30 laps)
- Late Model feature (35 laps)
Semi-truck light show featuring live music

Feature lineup

Row 1: Madden, Dillard
Row 2: Pierce, Clanton
Row 3: Heckenast Jr., Shirley
Row 4: Bronson, Sheppard
Row 5: Hoffman, Babb
Row 6: D. Erb Jr., Blight
Row 7: Feger, English
Row 8: Gustin, Diercks
Row 9: Cha. Simpson, Lux
Row 10: Bruening, Cooney
Row 11: Timm, Furman
Row 12: G. Gundaker, B. Larson

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