Author: Mike Warren

Dennis Erb Jr. and Brandon Sheppard Race side-by-side
Late Models

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: $50K on the line at the Prairie Dirt Classic

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models is gearing up for one of its highest-paying races of 2021—the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL. The highly anticipated crown jewel has two nights of jam-packed action July 30-31, with one driver collecting $50,000. It starts Friday, July 30, with Slick Woody’s Qualifying,

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Sheppard looks for second straight Prairie Dirt Classic win
Late Models

REACHING THE PEAK: Sheppard hopes to repeat at Prairie Dirt Classic

Climbing a mountain is never easy, even if it’s a peak you’ve reached twice before in your own backyard. Three-time and defending World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion Brandon Sheppard will embark on that journey again, July 30-31, for his third Prairie Dirt Classic win at Fairbury Speedway – two hours from

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Four races in four days
Late Models

World of Outlaws prepare for tour through four tracks in four days

A grueling weekend awaits the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in mid-August. The Series will race four 40-lap, $10,000-to-win, Features in four days spanning New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The trip begins with a second stop in New York at the Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, August 19. It’s the first time

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Sheppard wins at Red Cedar
Late Model Recap

RED CEDAR ROCKET: Sheppard holds off Dillard for fourth win of 2021

Brandon Sheppard climbed from his car in Victory Lane with two thumbs up in the air, a smile, and a look in his eyes showing he’s back in championship form. The New Berlin, IL driver mastered lap traffic and held off a hard-charging Cade Dillard to win Sunday night at Red Cedar Speedway. The two

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Red Cedar Speedway Top 3
Late Model Results

7/18/21 Red Cedar Speedway

Morton Buildings Feature (40 Laps)-1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$10,000]; 2. 97-Cade Dillard [5][$6,000]; 3. 44-Chris Madden [9][$3,500]; 4. 28M-Jimmy Mars [4][$2,800]; 5. 7-Ricky Weiss [1][$2,500]; 6. 19R-Ryan Gustin [15][$2,300]; 7. 10C-A.J. Diemel [12][$2,200]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening [16][$2,100]; 9. 55C-Chad Mahder [13][$2,050]; 10. 28-Dennis Erb [3][$2,000]; 11. 45-Kyle Hammer [11][$1,600]; 12. 11G-James Giossi [17][$1,400]; 13. 85-John Kaanta

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Heckenast wins at I-94
Late Model Recap

FRANK’S GOT THE SURE STEP: Heckenast wins wild Feature at I-94

A weakness can become a strength. Frank Heckenast Jr. proved that Saturday night at I-94 Sure Step Speedway. For the Frankfort, IL driver, that weakness was starting a race. The green flag dropped and sometimes so would he. Not Saturday, though. He finally turned that weakness into a strength by powering around the outside of

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Top 3 finishers at I-94
Late Model Results

7/17/21 I-94 Sure Step Speedway

Morton Buildings Feature (40 Laps)-1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [2][$10,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [5][$6,000]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening [1][$3,500]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [3][$2,800]; 5. 19R-Ryan Gustin [8][$2,500]; 6. 97-Cade Dillard [7][$2,300]; 7. 28M-Jimmy Mars [10][$2,200]; 8. 7-Ricky Weiss [6][$2,100]; 9. 55C-Chad Mahder [9][$2,050]; 10. 11-Pat Doar [21][$2,000]; 11. 1-2′-Bryce Sward [15][$1,600]; 12. 2-Dave Mass [13][$1,400]; 13. 45-Kyle Hammer

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River Cities Top 3
Late Model Results

7/16/21 River Cities Speedway

Morton Buildings Feature (40 Laps)-1. 28-Dennis Erb [1][$10,000]; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars [2][$6,000]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin [4][$3,500]; 4. 97-Cade Dillard [3][$2,800]; 5. 1-Brandon Sheppard [7][$2,500]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [11][$2,300]; 7. 12-Brad Seng [5][$2,200]; 8. 7P-Joey Pederson [6][$2,100]; 9. 7-Ricky Weiss [8][$2,050]; 10. 44-Chris Madden [15][$2,000]; 11. 44S-Cole Schill [9][$1,600]; 12. 16-Tyler Bruening [17][$1,400]; 13. 55C-Chad Mahder

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Superior Thriller
Late Model Recap

SUPERIOR THRILLER: Sheppard bests Madden for third win of the season

Brandon Sheppard rose from his car in Victory Lane, waving to the crowd with confidence after winning Tuesday at Gondik Law Speedway. But the New Berlin, IL driver needed everything to go his way to collect $10,000. A caution with two laps to go put Chris Madden on Sheppard’s heels, setting the stage for an

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