USA Nationals
Cedar Lake Speedway | New Richmond, WI
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Event Info

USA Nationals
August 4, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Event Description
The USA Nationals is back in 2022, as the World of Outlaws Late Models take on three nights of action at Cedar Lake Speedway. The highly anticipated event will once again pay $50,000-to-win.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

Late Model Track Record
12.972 seconds by Jason Rauen

Support Divisions
USRA Limited Late Models

To Win Amount

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

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
USRA Limited Late Models

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers / chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
Both sides of stadium have wheel chair accessible seating

Handicapped Parking
Outside the front gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Personal Coolers
Coolers are permitted at the speedway, however you are NOT ALLOWED to bring in any alcoholic beverages or glass containers.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Beer and wine will be available to purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in Grandstands

Family Section
all areas are family friendly

Parking Cost

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

Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Closest Airport
Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Other Airport
Eau Claire, WI (EAU / KEAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Track Info

Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Track Phone
(715) 248-7119

Ticket Phone
(612) 363-0479

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

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.

Friday USA Nationals
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
*You MUST run the same tires all night.*

Saturday USA Nationals
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
No tire limit for Saturday

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

WARRIOR’S THREE: Marlar Grabs Opening Night Win at 35th USA Nationals

A well-timed change and a little luck kept Mike Marlar’s Wisconsin streak alive Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The Winfield, TN driver was chasing Jonathan Davenport for the lead when he moved to the top in Turns 1 and 2. That’s when the 2018 World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series champion got the break he needed.

As Marlar started inching closer to “Superman,” heartbreak struck Davenport as ignition box issues sidelined him for the rest of the night on Lap 11.

From there, Marlar led the final 20 laps to score his third Series triumph of 2022—all of them in the Badger State.

The “Winfield Warrior” knew Davenport’s misfortunes meant it was his race to lose as he reached the podium in his eighth straight World of Outlaws start.

“I’m not going to say I was faster than [Davenport], but I found a little bit better line than him,” Marlar said. “But these guys have a knack of moving to that line right when they need to, too.

“You can’t count your chickens before they hatch, but definitely when he broke there, it was all mine to lose then.”

Marlar survived several restarts once he got the lead and challenges from Brent Larson and Gordy Gundaker.

3 wide battle for the lead
Mike Marlar, Brent Larson, and Gordy Gundaker battle for the lead on a late race restart/Jacy Norgaard photo

However, his ability to use the outside line in Turns 1 and 2 paid dividends en route to the $6,000 payday.

“The groove for me that was better was high in (Turns) 1 and 2 and low in (Turns) 3 and 4,” Marlar said. “It was kind of weird because it was an extreme high right against the wall, and down there in 3 and 4, it was left front up over the tires and left rear against the tires. It was definitely a real technical racetrack, and these places up here always are.”

Larson held on for second, matching his best World of Outlaws finish. However, he felt he needed a few more adjustments to find Victory Lane at the track where he cut his teeth in a Late Model.

“I stayed a little bit too conservative in my setup,” Larson said. “I just needed to make a few more changes than I made, and I might’ve had something for him in the middle if I had done that.

“But it’s tough when you get off to a good start because you don’t want to change too much either. I’m happy with the night overall and happy knowing we’re a second-place car and that I know what changes I need to make to get better.”

Brent Larson dives under Mike Marlar
Brent Larson matched his Series best finish of 2nd/Jacy Norgaard photo

Tanner English, Thursday’s Rookie of the Race, crossed the line third—his second straight podium finish.

The Benton, KY driver, stated restarts were his strength, allowing him to get to the top three from his 14th starting position.

“It came to the front the whole time, and every restart, it would really jump out there and go,” English said. “I was just hanging on, but every time someone would make a mistake, I would get my nose up underneath them and pass them.”

Like English, four-time and reigning Series champion Brandon Sheppard also charged into the top five, finishing fourth.

The New Berlin, IL driver, felt his car was good but knew he had to go to the outside if he wanted to gain positions

“We had a really good car that whole race,” Sheppard said. “I could run top, middle, the bottom where I needed to. There at the end, I feel like I had my left rear tire used up a little bit because I was running that top so hard early. But they were all on the bottom, so I had to get out and try to make something happen.

“Our team did a great job tonight. Our car was really good. We gave it all we had, for sure. I felt like we had a really good balanced car, so it’s exciting for the rest of the weekend.”

World of Outlaws Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. rounded out the top five—his 15th top five of 2022.

Despite the top-five run, the Carpentersville, IL driver isn’t satisfied with how he’s running right now.

“It was getting a lot better, but it needs to get a lot better in the Feature,” Erb said. “We started off a little bit and worked our way in there, but I’m really not happy with it right now, so I just have to tweak on it and hopefully get it a little bit better on [Friday].”

English gained points on Erb for the second consecutive race. He’s now 164 points behind Erb after Thursday night’s Feature. He also gained on Max Blair in the battle for Rookie of the Year—20 points ahead of the Centerville, PA driver.

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, Aug. 5, for night two of the 35th USA Nationals. Drivers will run a program of double Heat Races and a dash to help set the lineup for Saturday’s 100-lap, $50,000-to-win finale.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App. Each night of USA Nationals is included in a DIRTVision monthly OR annual FAST PASS subscription.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (30 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 2. B1-Brent Larson[3]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[14]; 4. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[11]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[9]; 6. 1T-Tyler Erb[7]; 7. 18C-Chase Junghans[4]; 8. 18-Shannon Babb[15]; 9. 97-Cade Dillard[20]; 10. 11-Gordy Gundaker[5]; 11. 3S-Brian Shirley[19]; 12. 111V-Max Blair[23]; 13. 32-Bobby Pierce[12]; 14. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 15. 1-Boom Briggs[24]; 16. 19R-Ryan Gustin[17]; 17. 16-Tyler Bruening[16]; 18. 7-Ricky Weiss[21]; 19. 44-Chris Madden[18]; 20. 8-Kyle Strickler[10]; 21. 76-Brandon Overton[8]; 22. 10S-Garrett Smith[13]; 23. 28M-Jimmy Mars[22]; 24. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Tanner English [+11].

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Feature Results
12+1157Mike Marlar 00.000Running0$0
23+1B1Brent Larson 0-2.284Running0$0
314+1181ETanner English 0-2.834Running0$0
411+71SBrandon Sheppard 0-3.131Running0$0
59+428Dennis Erb Jr0-6.170Running0$0
67+11TTyler Erb 0-6.290Running0$0
74-318CChase Junghans 0-6.835Running0$0
815+718Shannon Babb 0-7.416Running0$0
920+1197Cade Dillard 0-7.851Running0$0
105-511Gordy Gundaker 0-7.940Running0$0
1119+83SBrian Shirley 0-8.320Running0$0
1223+11111VMax Blair 0-8.755Running0$0
1312-132Bobby Pierce 0-8.783Running0$0
146-825Shane Clanton 0-9.931Running0$0
1524+91Boom Briggs 0-10.940Running0$0
1617+119RRyan Gustin 0-11.187Running0$0
1716-116Tyler Bruening 0-11.233Running0$0
1821+37Ricky Weiss 020.325Running0$0
1918-144Chris Madden 0385.927Running0$0
2010-108Kyle Strickler 0576.119Running0$0
218-1376Brandon Overton 0563.333Running0$0
2213-910SGarrett Smith 0852.983Running0$0
2322-128MJimmy Mars 0865.735Running0$0
241-2349Jonathan Davenport 01,043.828Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
14+319RRyan Gustin 00.000Running0$0
2203SBrian Shirley 0-0.201Running0$0
31-27Ricky Weiss 0-0.957Running0$0
47+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-1.625Running0$0
55010Joseph Joiner 0-1.999Running0$0
69+325FJason Feger 0-2.285Running0$0
710+355CChad Mahder 0-2.518Running0$0
83-56MJeff Massingill 0-3.810Running0$0
96-311TTrevor Gundaker 0-4.230Running0$0
108-27XJesse Glenz 0159.588Running0$0
1111099BAndy Boozel 0213.371Running0$0
1212038Thomas Hunziker 0213.371Running0$0
1313010PPaul Parker 0213.371Running0$0
141407TDrake Troutman 0213.371DNS0$0
1515031KKye Blight 0213.371DNS0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11044Chris Madden 00.000Running0$0
23+197Cade Dillard 0-2.068Running0$0
35+228MJimmy Mars 0-2.754Running0$0
47+340BKyle Bronson 0-4.228Running0$0
54-142Mckay Wenger 0-4.257Running0$0
614+849TJake Timm 0-5.156Running0$0
76-11Boom Briggs 0-6.631Running0$0
813+511GJames Giossi 0-7.070Running0$0
910+190Lance Matthees 0-8.209Running0$0
1015+510KShawn Kirwin 0-8.953Running0$0
119-29TTim Isenberg 0-9.486Running0$0
1211-151Matt Furman 0188.631Running0$0
138-5111VMax Blair 0185.124Running0$0
1412-28ECaley Emerson 0279.874Running0$0
152-1358Ashton Winger 0-1.028DQ0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Jonathan Davenport 00.000Running
25+325Shane Clanton 0-0.685Running
32-128Dennis Erb Jr0-1.605Running
49+510SGarrett Smith 0-2.052Running
54-17Ricky Weiss 0-2.469Running
6606MJeff Massingill 0-3.181Running
712+510Joseph Joiner 0-3.692Running
87-199JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-4.602Running
98-125FJason Feger 0-4.699Running
1010099BAndy Boozel 0-5.748Running
1111010PPaul Parker 0-5.881Running
123-931KKye Blight 0128.408Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 00.000Running
23+176Brandon Overton 0-1.569Running
32-11SBrandon Sheppard 0-1.923Running
45+118Shannon Babb 0-3.574Running
56+13SBrian Shirley 0-3.585Running
64-219RRyan Gustin 0-4.999Running
77011TTrevor Gundaker 0-7.883Running
8807XJesse Glenz 0-8.248Running
99055CChad Mahder 0-8.346Running
1010038Thomas Hunziker 0-11.507Running
111107TDrake Troutman 047.100Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110B1Brent Larson 00.000Running
23+11TTyler Erb 0-0.109Running
32-18Kyle Strickler 0-1.699Running
45+181ETanner English 0-2.028Running
57+244Chris Madden 0-2.800Running
64-297Cade Dillard 0-3.009Running
710+328MJimmy Mars 0-3.852Running
86-240BKyle Bronson 0-4.904Running
911+29TTim Isenberg 0-6.733Running
109-151Matt Furman 0-7.138Running
118-311GJames Giossi 0-8.373Running
1212010KShawn Kirwin 0-9.143Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018CChase Junghans 00.000Running
22011Gordy Gundaker 0-0.799Running
33032Bobby Pierce 0-1.397Running
47+316Tyler Bruening 0-3.321Running
54-158Ashton Winger 0-3.492Running
69+342Mckay Wenger 0-4.911Running
78+11Boom Briggs 0-5.423Running
86-2111VMax Blair 0-5.430Running
910+190Lance Matthees 0-8.399Running
1011+18ECaley Emerson 0-0.385Running
115-649TJake Timm 0-2.446DQ
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1749Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA13.3770.000
216157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.436-0.059
32228Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.512-0.135
461SBrandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL13.589-0.212
5931KKye Blight Katanning, WAU13.620-0.243
61376Brandon Overton Evans, GA13.623-0.246
7147Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB13.638-0.261
8319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.641-0.264
9225Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA13.704-0.327
10818Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.741-0.364
11236MJeff Massingill Keewatin, MN13.769-0.392
12203SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.771-0.394
13599JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL13.782-0.405
14111TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.837-0.460
151025FJason Feger Bloomington, IL13.846-0.469
16157XJesse Glenz Chippewa Falls, WI13.982-0.605
17410SGarrett Smith Eatonton, GA14.023-0.646
181255CChad Mahder Bloomer, WI14.204-0.827
191999BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY14.332-0.955
201738Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR14.593-1.216
211810PPaul Parker Kaukauna, WI14.674-1.297
22217TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA14.674-1.297
231110Joseph Joiner Milton, FL13.541-0.164
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
12B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.6760.000
2318CChase Junghans Manhattan, KS13.736-0.060
378Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC13.773-0.097
41111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.802-0.126
5201TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX13.816-0.140
61632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.818-0.142
7997Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.820-0.144
8158Ashton Winger Senoia, GA13.845-0.169
91381ETanner English Benton, KY13.859-0.183
10649TJake Timm Winona, MN13.891-0.215
11440BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL13.921-0.245
1210111VMax Blair Centerville, PA13.956-0.280
132144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC13.957-0.281
142216Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA13.994-0.318
151911GJames Giossi Hudson, WI14.045-0.369
16141Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA14.087-0.411
17851Matt Furman Iowa City, IA14.089-0.413
181742Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL14.165-0.489
191828MJimmy Mars Menomonie, WI14.310-0.634
20590Lance Matthees Winona, MN14.405-0.729
21159TTim Isenberg Marshfield, WI14.408-0.732
22238ECaley Emerson Grand Rapids, MN15.223-1.547
231210KShawn Kirwin Morris, MN14.470-0.794

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