Quad Cities 150
Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA
Friday, August 26, 2022
Race Recap  

ENGLISH LESSON: Tanner English Schools Pierce, Moran for First Career World of Outlaws Win at Davenport

Tanner English may never forget the number 0.235.

All he needed was a 0.235 second lead at the finish line Friday night to claim his first World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series win during night two of the Quad Cities 150 at Davenport Speedway.

His journey getting there was no easy climb, though. Race after race this season he inched closer and closer to his first Series win, but a win seemed almost out of the question Friday night, having to transfer out of the Last Chance Showdown and then come from 18th in the 40-lap sprint around the 1/4-mile track.

However, as motivational speaker Les Brown once said, “The harder the journey, the sweeter the victory.”

“This is big, this is huge for our team,” English said. “This will get the momentum rolling. You know when you win one it feels like it’s a little easier after that. So, it’s been a long time coming.”

The Benton, KY driver needed all 40 laps around the Iowa track as he sliced his way from 18th to first around the bottom, passing Bobby Pierce on the last lap and last corner to win by a nose.

English’s ascension toward the front of the field started slowly as he worked his way to eighth in the race’s first 25 laps. However, a caution with 15 laps to go set the stage for the epic finale.

He thundered to the bottom on the restart, picking off five cars in one lap to get to third—his eyes squarely on Pierce and Devin Moran as they waged war for the lead.

English inched closer until he caught the lead duo with two laps left. That’s when Pierce opened the door for the Series Rookie, who didn’t squander his opportunity.

The “Smooth Operator” moved to the top, trying to keep Moran from getting by. But it wasn’t only “The Mailman” lurking behind him.

Devin Moran and Bobby Pierce
Devin Moran tries to pass Bobby Pierce on the outside lane/Jacy Norgaard photo

English kept his Longhorn chassis locked to the bottom and pulled into a three-wide battle in traffic as they took the white flag—none of them yielding an inch.

Pierce and English stormed away from Moran on the backstretch, leaving the two drivers to fight for the win in the final two corners.

They raced side-by-side through Turns 3 and 4, but English found the boost he needed to cross the finish line first, a triumphant victory that had the entire Davenport Speedway crowd standing and cheering.

English said he was worried his opportunity might not come, knowing how good Pierce can be running the top.

“When Bobby got to Trevor {Gundaker, a lap car], and he had to move, I was a little scared because he’s always better on the top, so I figured he’s just going to pull away,” English said. “He got off that bottom there, and it doesn’t matter how far ahead somebody is. If they’re running the bottom, it dirties the air up.

“So, when he went to the top, I think I had just enough gap between me and Trevor that I had clean air, and that car stuck the best it stuck all night. I made two perfect corners, and then next thing you know, I’m pulling up beside him.”

The Feature wasn’t the only climb English and his Riggs Motorsports team faced throughout the night. He didn’t get the start he wanted to after timing eighth in Group B of My Place Hotels Qualifying, that eventually led to him having to transfer out of the Last Chance Showdown. However, he stated he was proud of his crew for remaining optimistic.

“Everybody kept their heads up,” English said. “I think the only person who doubted us was me. I was a little down after the Heat Race, and I’m telling you, I took everything off this car. I changed every single shock, and I did everything I thought I needed to do.

“I ran that (Last Chance Showdown), and I was really good. I knew we had a decent car, I just needed to make the right tire choice, and we’d be alright.”

English’s $10,000 triumph also helped him cut into Dennis Erb Jr.’s lead in the battle for the 2022 championship. Erb now leads English by 136 points after a sixth-place finish Friday night.

Tanner English
Tanner English gained points on Dennis Erb Jr. in the battle for the championship for the second consecutive night/Jacy Norgaard photo

English also extended his lead to 58 points in the Rookie of the Year race over Max Blair, who finished fourth.

Bobby Pierce came less than a car-length short of reaching Victory Lane for the second consecutive night. The Oakwood, IL, thought he had the winning formula but stated he didn’t realize English was there until the end.

“I didn’t even know Tanner was in the picture,” Pierce said. “It was an exciting race, but unfortunately, we were just the second-place car. I was having a hard time holding off Devin (Moran) because he was a little better. I felt like toward the end of the race. Tanner obviously was the best car at the end of the race.

“If I had a second shot, I probably run the top in (Turn) 3 and 4 or anticipate [Trevor Gundaker] pulling in and getting right down to the bottom and blocking. You never know what’s going on behind you, so it’s just one of them deals.”

Devin Moran, from Dresden, OH, crossed the line third. The “Mailman” said he was happy with his car but opened the door for English to slip by like Pierce.

“It’s just the way it goes,” Moran said. “I felt like we had a really good car, and I could run that middle-top. I just got caught up with Bobby and just let Tanner go by.

“It was just one of them deals. I need to get my race car a little better so I can get by him and don’t have to worry about that.”

Ashton Winger finished fifth—his second top-five finish of the weekend.

Tanner English completed an uphill climb Friday night at Davenport Speedway, tasting Victory for the first time in World of Outlaws CASE Late Model competition. It’s a sweet triumph he’ll remember not only for the celebration, but how difficult the journey was to get there.

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to Davenport Speedway for the final night of the Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking for a 70-lap, $30,000-to-win finale. The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota will join the field for the second consecutive night.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App

Here are the top five in Quad Cities 150 points entering Saturday’s finale:

  1. Bobby Pierce 1481
  2. Ashton Winger 1467
  3. Devin Moran 1445
  4. Tanner English 1441
  5. Ryan Gustin 1424

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 81E-Tanner English[18]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[8]; 4. 111V-Max Blair[5]; 5. 58-Ashton Winger[1]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[2]; 8. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[9]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 10. 15K-Justin Kay[13]; 11. 42-Chad Finley[19]; 12. 3S-Brian Shirley[11]; 13. 32S-Chris Simpson[20]; 14. 99-Jeff Larson[15]; 15. 16-Tyler Bruening[14]; 16. 25F-Jason Feger[17]; 17. 28M-Jimmy Mars[22]; 18. B1-Brent Larson[23]; 19. 18-Shannon Babb[12]; 20. 99B-Boom Briggs[21]; 21. 29-Spencer Diercks[7]; 22. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[16]; 23. 11-Gordy Gundaker[25]; 24. 1-Josh Richards[24]; 25. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[10] Fox Factory Hard Charger: Tanner English [+17].

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Feature Results
118+1781ETanner English 400.0001Running150$10,000
23+132Bobby Pierce 40-0.23532Running146$6,000
38+59Devin Moran 40-0.700Running144$3,500
45+1111VMax Blair 40-4.300Running142$2,800
51-458Ashton Winger 40-4.5607Running140$2,500
64-228Dennis Erb Jr40-4.619Running138$2,300
72-519RRyan Gustin 40-5.254Running136$2,200
89+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-6.381Running134$2,100
96-325Shane Clanton 40-6.966Running132$2,050
1013+315KJustin Kay 40-7.548Running130$2,000
1119+842Chad Finley 40-8.571Running128$1,600
1211-13SBrian Shirley 40-9.092Running126$1,400
1320+732SChris Simpson 40-9.264Running124$1,200
1415+199Jeff Larson 40-10.277Running122$1,100
1514-116Tyler Bruening 40-11.193Running120$1,050
1617+125FJason Feger 40-11.459Running118$1,000
1722+528MJimmy Mars 40-12.306Running116$1,000
1823+5B1Brent Larson 40-13.407Running114$1,000
1912-718Shannon Babb 40-13.562Running112$1,000
2021+199BBoom Briggs 40-14.795Running110$1,000
217-1429Spencer Diercks 40-15.398Running108$1,000
2216-621Billy Moyer Sr40-16.494Running106$1,000
2325+211Gordy Gundaker 39-1 LapsRunning104$0
242401Josh Richards 39-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2510-1511TTrevor Gundaker 37-3 LapsRunning102$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
11025FJason Feger 100.0007Running0$0
24+242Chad Finley 10-1.592Running0$0
33099BBoom Briggs 10-2.831Running0$0
45+1B1Brent Larson 10-3.013Running0$0
56+11Josh Richards 10-4.051Running0$0
62-489Mike Spatola 10-4.2643Running90$110
79+253Andrew Kosiski 10-7.296Running90$110
88055CChad Mahder 10-7.697Running90$110
97-291Michael Guldenpfenning 7-3 LapsDNF90$110
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+181ETanner English 120.00010Running0$0
24+232SChris Simpson 12-0.994Running0$0
33028MJimmy Mars 11-1 Laps2Running0$0
41-311Gordy Gundaker 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
56+131KKye Blight 10-2 LapsRunning90$200
65-17RKent Robinson 9-3 LapsRunning90$200
77010Paul Parker 8-4 LapsRunning90$200
88038Thomas Hunziker 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
99042HJohnathan Huston 3-9 LapsDNF90$200
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+132Bobby Pierce 80.0005Running
21-19Devin Moran 8-1.8633Running
33099JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-2.949Running
47+315KJustin Kay 8-5.949Running
55025FJason Feger 8-6.738Running
64-299BBoom Briggs 8-8.574Running
76-1B1Brent Larson 8-9.768Running
89+191Michael Guldenpfenning 8-11.877Running
98-153Andrew Kosiski 8-13.337Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11058Ashton Winger 80.0008Running
23+1111VMax Blair 8-1.144Running
32-13SBrian Shirley 8-1.763Running
45+199Jeff Larson 8-2.347Running
54-189Mike Spatola 8-4.874Running
68+242Chad Finley 8-5.380Running
76-11Josh Richards 8-6.461Running
87-155CChad Mahder 8-7.243Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11019RRyan Gustin 80.0008Running
22029Spencer Diercks 8-1.261Running
35+211TTrevor Gundaker 8-4.407Running
44016Tyler Bruening 8-5.250Running
56+111Gordy Gundaker 8-6.869Running
67+128MJimmy Mars 8-7.304Running
73-47RKent Robinson 8-8.060Running
88010Paul Parker 8-10.075Running
99042HJohnathan Huston 8-13.920Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr80.0008Running
22025Shane Clanton 8-1.290Running
33018Shannon Babb 8-2.976Running
45+121Billy Moyer Sr8-4.922Running
54-181ETanner English 8-6.418Running
66032SChris Simpson 8-7.407Running
77031KKye Blight 8-8.905Running
88038Thomas Hunziker 8-12.688Running
Qualifying Results
1159Devin Moran Dresden, OH13.4000.000
21758Ashton Winger Senoia, GA13.403-0.003
3432Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.429-0.029
413SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.601-0.201
51299JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL13.697-0.297
66111VMax Blair Centerville, PA13.737-0.337
7599BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA13.744-0.344
81189Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL13.859-0.459
91025FJason Feger Bloomington, IL13.869-0.469
10399Jeff Larson Freeport, IL13.906-0.506
118B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.940-0.540
1271Josh Richards Shinnston, WV13.998-0.598
13215KJustin Kay Wheatland, IA14.099-0.699
141655CChad Mahder Bloomer, WI14.156-0.756
151453Andrew Kosiski Lavista, NE14.422-1.022
16942Chad Finley St Johns, MI14.672-1.272
171391Michael Guldenpfenning Muscatine, IA15.079-1.679
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1119RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.4680.000
21028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.480-0.012
31229Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA13.582-0.114
41725Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.608-0.140
547RKent Robinson Bloomington, IN13.619-0.151
6618Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.648-0.180
71416Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.661-0.193
8381ETanner English Benton, KY13.677-0.209
9911TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.690-0.222
10521Billy Moyer SrBatesville, AR13.711-0.243
111511Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.719-0.251
121632SChris Simpson Oxford, IA13.726-0.258
131128MJimmy Mars Menomonie, WI13.821-0.353
14731KKye Blight Katanning, WAU13.831-0.363
15810Paul Parker Kaukauna, WI14.186-0.718
16238Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR14.534-1.066
171342HJohnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA14.888-1.420
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Event Info  

Quad Cities 150
August 25, 2022 to August 27, 2022
Davenport Speedway
2815 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws Late Models will make a second trip to Iowa in the summer with their return to Davenport Speedway. The Series will be in town for another three-night tour on the banks of the Mississippi River on Aug. 25-27. Saturday’s finale will pay $30,000-to-win for the second straight year.

For the first time ever, the Xtreme Outlaws Midgets will join the Late Models on August 26 & 27, battling for $4,000 each night.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

Late Model Track Record
13.207 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 8/25/22

To Win Amount

Total Purse

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Entertainment/Additional Events
Full list of events:

11a Hy-vee Nascar on display
12p Truck Show
Post-Race Truck Light Show

12p Truck Show, Cornhole sign up
1p Cornhole Tournament
4p-5p Autograph session with drivers from both series
Post-Race Truck Light Show

Live Music Nightly

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
General Admission Grandstands
3-Day: $90 (Thurs-Sat)
2-Day: $70 (Fri-Sat)
Thursday: $30
Friday: $35
Saturday: $40
Kids: 12-under FREE
Vehicle parking in pit area: $30/week
ATV /Golf Cart passes: $30/week

Pit Pass Price
3-Day Pit: $100
2-day $80
Thursday $35
Friday $40
Saturday $45

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
No reservations are being taken. First come, first serve. Fees will be collected upon arrival. Tent Camping - $60 for three days, $20 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Dry Camping - $90 for three days, $30 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Hook Ups - $150 for three days, $50 extra if arriving on Wednesday.

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Total Purse

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front Row

Handicapped Parking
Front gate

Pit Age Limit

Personal Coolers
Coolers are prohibited.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
No alcohol is allowed. Beer is available for purchase.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
No reservations are being taken. First come, first serve. Fees will be collected upon arrival. Tent Camping - $60 for three days, $20 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Dry Camping - $90 for three days, $30 extra if arriving on Wednesday. Hook Ups - $150 for three days, $50 extra if arriving on Wednesday.

Closest Airport

Other Airport
Mt. Joy

Track Info  

Davenport Speedway
2815 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 

Track Phone
(563) 349-5044

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Left Front (Open Tire)
(Hoosier LM30, W30) on Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear
(LM40) Right Rear Option Saturday Only
Left front must remain on the left front all night.
{Grooving and Siping is Allowed}
** Thursday and Friday you must run the same tires all night.
** Saturday you must heat race, and run LCS on the same tires, you may change (2) tires for the Feature.

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