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Brandon Sheppard scores “One for the Road” for the Outlaws at Fairbury, while end-of-race fireworks prove costly for unarmed race leaders from South Dakota to North Carolina.

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Sunday 12 September 2021

Projector: 2021 USAC Nationals (USAC National Sprint Car Series)
Or: Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD (aired on Flo Racing)
Why we chose it: With $ 20,000 up for grabs, the highest-paid dirt race on Sunday

Chris Windom made the trip Sunday night with a daring pass on Turn 4 to take the lead with five laps to go. The problem is, the warning flag flew before it completed the lap, keeping CJ Leary ahead. Reflected by the warning flag, Leary pulled off the reboot that followed and claimed the $ 20,000 victory at the inaugural USAC National Championships in Huset.

Leary definitely took the lead on lap 19 after Windom and Logan Seavey traded blows in the opening laps. The series points lead remained largely stable, with current leader Brady Bacon finishing second, three places ahead of current series runner-up Kevin Thomas Jr.

Windom didn’t have to wait long to redeem itself, winning the USAC’s $ 20,000 midget feature that closed Sunday’s program.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Projector: Flo Racing Night in America
Or: Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill. (broadcast on Flo Racing)
Why we chose it: Jonathan Davenport and Kyle Larson on a Monday night entry list? Yes please.

Current World of Outlaws points leader Brandon Sheppard used the legendary FALS cushion to overtake Garrett Alberson in a restart on round 20, never looking back to claim a $ 15,000 victory on Monday night in a race which increased by 24 hours due to bad weather forecast.

The victory was a beacon of hope for the Outlaws in a deep field that included Larson and weekend World 100 winner Jonathan Davenport. Larson led the first laps but was forced to retreat with a puncture below lap 20 which prevented a Shepperd / Larson duel from materializing in the second half of the race.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Projector: 2021 Shrine Race (late Carolina Clash models)
Or: Laurens County Speedway – Laurens, South Carolina (broadcast on DirtonDirt)
Why we chose it: With $ 4,000 up for grabs, Tuesday’s highest-paid gravel race.

Enoree, SC’s Zack Mitchell beat the field in Tuesday night’s submission in Laurens County, leading all 40 laps of a no-warning feature without a challenge mounted for the entire race.

The race, held in support of the Shriners locals, was featured off the track by an appearance by NASCAR Cup Series veteran David Ragan, who wore the Shriners colors on his race cars throughout. his career.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Projector: Weekly race program (600 micro sprints without wings)
Or: Millbridge Speedway – Salisbury, North Carolina (broadcast on DirtVision)
Why we chose it: The only late model races available in the evening were qualifying.

Brent’s teams of Denver, NC took the win in a micro sprint feature to cap Wednesday night’s program at Millbridge, throwing in just-at-the-right glides to win in a battle that has saw four cars under blanket for the lead race in the five-lap shootout final, including NASCAR Cup Series regular Christopher Bell.

The crews, who spent laps 21-25 in a furious sliding battle with Will Boprey for second place, took a break when race leader Gavan Boschele, who led the first 25 laps, broke a wheel forward right in an incident which saw another car flip around Turn 4 five laps from the checkered flag.


Matt SheppardThe 2021 campaign that saw him defend his late model WoO title has been more a model of consistency than domination, but Monday’s victory was dominant against a group of cars arguably stronger than the majority of WoO races in 2021.

Sheppard receives another cry for being part of a side-to-side battle with Shannon Babb which made Monday’s third qualifying race arguably the highlight of the evening at Fairbury.

Chris WindomHuset’s victory in the USAC 100-lap national midget race at Huset on Sunday night was not only a huge paycheck, but it allowed him to keep current points leader Buddy Kofoid (who finished second) within striking distance in the standings. Windom’s campaign to defend his midget title from a year ago remains very viable after this weekend. Having said that …

Upset, villains and victims

wind was completely washed down by the yellow flag on lap 36 which nullified what would have been a winning pass in Sunday’s sprint car feature.

Sheldon’s CreedNASCAR’s career took a big step forward this week, but issues with his micro sprint at Millbridge on Wednesday night kept Creed from even starting the B-main.

Robert Ballou was second in the opening laps of Sunday’s sprint function at Huset when he “cycled” his car into turn 2 on lap two and punctured a tire. Instead of fighting for victory, Ballou had to move up to 11th place at the end of the race.

It’s hard to call upset a fourth place, but I had Christophe bell not had a moment out of turn 4, nine laps into Wednesday’s micro-feature at Millbridge, he probably would have been the winner of the race. Instead, Bell spent the rest of the feature fighting for the position at the back of the top five.

Kevin TisserandFALS ‘fierce ride on the FALS frontstretch on Monday was a stern reminder that there is no right way to return a late model.

Fan the flames

The latest WoO models have announced a cancellation of the end-of-season schedule, with the series race at Revolution Raceway Park in Monroe, Louisiana rescheduled for 2022. I can think of several reasons why a big dollar race in Louisiana is expected. be canceled or postponed given the blows that Mother Nature inflicted on the state last month, which makes me wonder why the tire shortage was indicated as the reason for the cancellation. Especially since it looks like the Rev canceled more races than it hosted in 2021.

The 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule is starting to arrive, with several race dates scheduled for All-Tech Raceway as part of Speedweeks and a debut trip to the refurbished West Virginia Motor Speedway already confirmed. Well add a major hit for the series to the list, because the annual Firecracker 100 in Lernerville will leave WoO sanction for LOLMDS, while increasing his winning scholarship from $ 30,000 to $ 50,000. Not sure there is a way to phrase this but a clear win for the LOLMDS and a loss for the late WoO models tour.

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Lord knows that the USAC program in Huset lasted long enough to have only two programs, and Lord knows that I have been fuming about a lot of tracks scheduling too many backup classes for a touring series event. That said, judging from the stands, it Looks like Huset needed a hint of local flavor. The crowd certainly didn’t seem sympathetic for an event with two $ 20,000 features up for grabs on the ticket.

Honestly, I stepped away from micro-races because it’s not winter and there are a lot of races with full-size racing cars to choose from, but damn if the last 10 rounds of the microfilm at millbridge weren’t fun. Kudos to Crews and BoPrey for organizing a slider clinic.

SMI’s dirt track network on its NASCAR campuses continues to add to its racing portfolio, with the Dirt Track in Charlotte announcing that the Colossal 100 will return in summer 2022 after more than a decade of hiatus.

The irony that Dirt races on NASCAR campuses are on the rise even as the NASCAR Cup Series builds tracks in football stadiums rather than returning races to arenas where it has spent all year trying to make the case that it is “reconnecting”.

Numbers game

1 – number of laps for Huset’s 410 car sprint Sunday program.

31 – Super late models entered for Monday’s race at Fairbury.

67 – percent increase in winner’s purse for next year’s Firecracker 100 in Lernerville.

Where he rated (on a scale of one to six cans with a stink and a six-pack an instant classic): We will be giving out a solid four Head of the Horseman from D9 midweek. A barn burner in Millbridge and a solid late model field in Fairbury were good for weekday breaks.

Following: Schedules across the country have been in constant flux this week, but there are two events over $ 50,000 on the calendar for this Saturday, with the super late models headlining the Texas Dirt Nationals at Texas Dirt. Track and the Short Track Super Series. the Fonda 200 for $ 53,000 up for grabs. Coverage will be available on RaceXR + and Flo Racing respectively.

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