Rumble at the Red Cedar
Red Cedar Speedway | Menomonie, WI
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Event Info

Rumble at the Red Cedar
July 17, 2022
Red Cedar Speedway
620 17th Street
Menomonie, WI 

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Late Model Track Record
16.168 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 7/14/19

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
5:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
6:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Chippewa Valley Energy

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
Turn 1 of frontstretch

Handicapped Parking
Front gate entrance

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Personal Coolers
Soft sided coolers with ice only


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
No outside alcohol, beer is sold at the track

Smoking Policy
no smoking

Family Section

Parking Cost

Closest Airport
Eau Claire

Other Airport

Track Info

Red Cedar Speedway
620 17th Street
Menomonie, WI 

Track Phone
(715) 235-6318

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Size & Type
0.375;, Semi-Banked Oval

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

WISCONSIN WARRIOR: Marlar Scores Rumble at the Red Cedar Victory

The Badger state has been good to Mike Marlar in 2022.

After scoring a victory at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in May, the Winfield, TN driver backed it up with another Wisconsin victory Sunday at Red Cedar Speedway with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series.

Mike Marlar celebrates in Victory Lane
Mike Marlar signs the trophy for a fan in Victory Lane/Jacy Norgaard photo

Marlar, who started on the pole, lost the lead to Ricky Weiss in the first few laps before he found the cushion on a Lap 5 restart. That’s when he blasted past Weiss on the outside of Turn 2 and held on to earn his second Series win of 2022 and 10th overall.

The former World of Outlaws champion’s ability to search for the right line paid off in his quest for $10,000 at the Rumble at the Red Cedar.

“When I took off, my right rear tire didn’t fire like I wanted it to,” Marlar said. “It was kind of just not going very good. So, when that happened, I was just kind of no good for a few laps there, and then we had that caution, and I scrubbed it around under caution and felt it was gripping a little better.”

While Marlar led 35 laps, Ryan Gustin challenged him for the lead on multiple occasions.

The Marshalltown, IA driver chased Marlar for more than 20 laps, banging the rear of his car off the wall lap after lap in his hot pursuit, until something broke in the rear-end of his Rocket chassis.

Once Marlar saw “The Reaper” coming, he knew he had to be more aggressive out front.

“Ryan really does an awesome job running the cushion,” Marlar said. “He’s a fierce competitor, and he’s not afraid to put [the car] in tight spots.

Mike Marlar and Ryan Gustin
Ryan Gustin chases Mike Marlar in Turn 2 at Red Cedar Speedway/Jacy Norgaard photo

“When I saw it was him on the [scoreboard] and that he was running second, it changed my attitude for sure. I was kind of not really taking it easy, but I was driving pretty conservatively until I saw what he was doing. And then I knew it was game on from here on out.”

Gustin finished 20th after dropping out with 12 laps to go. Even though he experienced heartbreak on Sunday, he was content knowing he had a car good enough to find Victory Lane.

“It’s definitely disappointing,” Gustin said. “I was all over [Marlar] there, and [the track] was pretty top dominant, so there wasn’t really a whole lot I could do. We just got into lap traffic when that happened, and every time we got into lap traffic before that, the yellow would come out.

“I was really hoping to race that one out and maybe get to sliding each other and have a little fun. But I definitely think we had a shot at it, and it’s just bad luck, I guess.”

Weiss crossed the line second after leading the race’s first five laps. The Headingley, MB driver stated he was happy with his finish and didn’t feel comfortable racing on the cushion like Marlar and Gustin.

“[Marlar] and Gustin are just so good up there,” Weiss said. “It just doesn’t feel right for me to go bang that cushion. Would the car do it? Yeah, if you put one of them in it, they could probably do exactly what they did.

“But I’m real proud of [my crew]. The car was really good right through the middle and right through the slick. Take that brown away from the top, and I think we have a really good hot rod.”

Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. finished third, his second podium finish this weekend. The Carpentersville, IL driver extended his points lead to 170 points over Max Blair, who finished sixth.

His patience early in the race paid off as he dove under Shane Clanton to grab the podium spot on the final lap.

Dennis Erb and Shane Clanton
Dennis Erb Jr. passed Shane Clanton on the last lap/Jacy Norgaard photo

“The car was getting good there, and I kind of had to survive a little bit,” Erb said. “Some of these guys from around here were running into you and running you into the tires. And it messed the front end up a little bit.

“Once we got back going, I was good, and we worked ourselves back up in there to get a third again.”

Clanton crossed the line fourth after charging from 13th to third in the first five laps. The Zebulon, GA driver found the outside line early but thought his tire choice might have hurt his chances at the win.

“I don’t know if we sealed a tire or what after that first little bit,” Clanton said. “We used a used tire from [Friday], and it just didn’t go after the first green flag. It was definitely a different race car after the tire sealed up or whatever.”

Jimmy Mars, from Menomonie, WI, rounded out the top five. The “Iceman” bounced back after a tough Qualifying run to start the night.

“We qualified bad and didn’t Heat Race that good even though we got a couple of spots,” Mars said. “In the Feature we were good and then me and Clanton got together when I was going for third there and if that didn’t happen, I don’t know what would’ve. I think we were pretty good out there.”

Mike Marlar has taken $60,000 in winnings from Wisconsin in World of Outlaws CASE Late Models competition this season. He’ll have a chance to add to that total next month, when another $50,000 is on the line with the World of Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway, Aug. 4-6 – live on DIRTVision.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models travel to Boone Speedway in Boone, IA for the Hawkeye 50 on Monday, July 25, with a $20,000 payday on the line.


CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 7-Ricky Weiss[5]; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 4. 25-Shane Clanton[13]; 5. 28M-Jimmy Mars[16]; 6. 111V-Max Blair[10]; 7. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 8. 55C-Chad Mahder[8]; 9. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[14]; 10. B1-Brent Larson[15]; 11. 11-Gordy Gundaker[17]; 12. 1-Josh Richards[23]; 13. 99B-Boom Briggs[20]; 14. 28S-Sam Mars[7]; 15. 49-Jake Timm[19]; 16. 68-Mike Prochnow[9]; 17. 85-John Kaanta[18]; 18. 6M-Jeff Massingill[12]; 19. 90-Lance Matthees[22]; 20. 19R-Ryan Gustin[11]; 21. 11G-James Giossi[6]; 22. 29-Spencer Diercks[21]; 23. 7X-Jesse Glenz[3] Fox Factory Hard Charger: Jimmy Mars [+11]

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Feature Results
110157Mike Marlar 400.00035Running150$10,000
25+37Ricky Weiss 40-4.9225Running146$6,000
34+128Dennis Erb Jr40-6.992Running144$3,500
413+925Shane Clanton 40-7.130Running142$2,800
516+1128MJimmy Mars 40-7.394Running140$2,500
610+4111VMax Blair 40-8.915Running138$2,300
72-581ETanner English 40-11.187Running136$2,200
88055CChad Mahder 40-11.699Running134$2,100
914+521Billy Moyer Sr40-12.065Running132$2,050
1015+5B1Brent Larson 40-12.577Running130$2,000
1117+611Gordy Gundaker 40-13.290Running128$1,600
1223+111Josh Richards 40-13.336Running126$1,400
1320+799BBoom Briggs 40-14.771Running124$1,200
147-728SSam Mars 40-15.667Running122$1,100
1519+449Jake Timm 40-16.825Running120$1,050
169-768Mike Prochnow 40-17.292Running118$1,000
1718+185John Kaanta 40-18.256Running116$1,000
1812-66MJeff Massingill 31-9 LapsDNF114$1,000
1922+390Lance Matthees 28-12 LapsDNF112$1,000
2011-919RRyan Gustin 28-12 LapsDNF110$1,000
216-1511GJames Giossi 13-27 LapsDNF108$1,000
2221-129Spencer Diercks 9-31 LapsDNF106$1,000
233-207XJesse Glenz 0-40 LapsDNF104$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
11049Jake Timm 100.00010Running0$0
22099BBoom Briggs 10-2.497Running0$0
35+229Spencer Diercks 10-4.351Running0$0
43-190Lance Matthees 10-4.818Running0$0
54-171Rick Hanestad 10-5.513Running90$110
67+171JRBuddy Hanestad 10-5.543Running90$110
78+19TTim Isenberg 10-6.864Running90$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11081ETanner English 80.0008Running
2207Ricky Weiss 8-0.213Running
33028SSam Mars 8-0.514Running
440111VMax Blair 8-3.547Running
56+125Shane Clanton 8-5.003Running
69+328MJimmy Mars 8-5.456Running
75-249Jake Timm 8-5.590Running
87-171Rick Hanestad 8-6.235Running
98-171JRBuddy Hanestad 8-7.171Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+1157Mike Marlar 80.0008Running
21-111GJames Giossi 8-1.754Running
33055CChad Mahder 8-2.602Running
47+319RRyan Gustin 8-4.250Running
56+121Billy Moyer Sr8-4.917Running
65-111Gordy Gundaker 8-6.060Running
79+299BBoom Briggs 8-7.495Running
88029Spencer Diercks 8-10.441Running
94-59TTim Isenberg 8-11.868Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr80.0008Running
2207XJesse Glenz 8-2.520Running
33068Mike Prochnow 8-6.057Running
4406MJeff Massingill 8-6.317Running
58+3B1Brent Larson 8-7.612Running
65-185John Kaanta 8-8.406Running
77090Lance Matthees 8-9.294Running
86-21Josh Richards 3-5 LapsDNF
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1181ETanner English Benton, KY16.0930.000
2311GJames Giossi Hudson, WI16.267-0.174
3428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.268-0.175
467Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB16.302-0.209
57157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.359-0.266
687XJesse Glenz Chippewa Falls, WI16.408-0.315
72228SSam Mars Menomonie, WI16.757-0.664
8955CChad Mahder Bloomer, WI16.830-0.737
91268Mike Prochnow Menomonie, WI16.844-0.751
1021111VMax Blair Centerville, PA16.872-0.779
1129TTim Isenberg Marshfield, WI16.908-0.815
12106MJeff Massingill Keewatin, MN16.913-0.820
131349Jake Timm Winona, MN17.036-0.943
141911Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO17.039-0.946
151485John Kaanta Elk Mound, WI17.047-0.954
161625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA17.081-0.988
172521Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR17.136-1.043
1851Josh Richards Shinnston, WV17.155-1.062
191571Rick Hanestad Boyceville, WI17.156-1.063
201819RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA17.161-1.068
211190Lance Matthees Winona, MN17.203-1.110
222371JRBuddy Hanestad Boyceville, WI17.282-1.189
231729Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA17.520-1.427
2426B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN17.522-1.429
252428MJimmy Mars Menomonie, WI17.683-1.590
262099BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA17.819-1.726

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