Connor Bobik Memorial
Marion Center Raceway | Marion Center, PA
Friday, May 20, 2022
Event Info

Connor Bobik Memorial
May 20, 2022
Marion Center Raceway
484 Potts Rd
Marion Center, PA 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models veer from the originally scheduled Thunder Mountain Speedway visit to Marion Center Raceway for a $10,000-to-win spectacular.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Late Model Track Record
14.282 seconds by Max Blair on 5/20/22

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

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

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Track Info

Marion Center Raceway
484 Potts Rd
Marion Center, PA 

Track Phone
(814) 952-0295

Ticket Phone
(814) 335-6625

Track Size & Type
0.250; high banked oval

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Left Front (Open Tire)
(Hoosier 1300) (American Racer 44) Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear
(Hoosier 1425) (American Racer 48) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.


DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

DENNIS STRIKES BACK: Erb Wins Connor Bobik Memorial at Marion Center

Dennis Erb Jr. proved one thing to the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model field Friday at Marion Center Raceway. The road to a World of Outlaws Championship goes through Carpentersville, IL, in 2022.

One night after finishing second to kick off a three-race Pennsylvania swing, the current Series points leader struck back with a vengeance, dominating the Connor Bobik Memorial.

Dennis Erb Jr. gets interviewed in Victory Lane
Dennis Erb Jr. wins his 11th Career World of Outlaws Feature/Jacy Norgaard photo

Erb wasted no time grabbing the lead, powering off the cushion in Turn 2 past 2011 Series champion Rick Eckert.

He held off Shane Clanton on numerous restarts en route to the $10,000 victory—his second World of Outlaws triumph of the season and fifth win of 2022.

The veteran driver knew getting ahead of Eckert at the start was a key to victory.

“You definitely needed to get out front,” Erb said. “We had a good start. We were able to roll up through the middle and just carry speed like we needed to. After that, it was kind of just hitting our marks and keeping it upfront.”

The importance of Erb hitting his marks wasn’t only key on green flag runs but also restarts. The Illinois campaigner had to defend his lead from Clanton several times.

“Once we got rolling there, I was rolling pretty good,” Erb said. “You get in a little rhythm and stuff, and you don’t want to see any of those cautions come out. But we fired off real good, and everything went good after that.”

Erb’s win extends his points lead—112 points ahead of Max Blair, who finished ninth.

Clanton held on for second, giving him back-to-back top-fives in his return to World of Outlaws competition.

Shane Clanton drives into Turn 3 at Marion Center
Shane Clanton has Back to Back Top 5’s in Pennsylvania/ Jacy Norgaard

The Zebulon, GA driver worked the outside late in the race, trying to find a way past Erb.

“I was trying to move around because I can’t drive through him, so I was trying to hunt,” Clanton said. “My guy was telling me after a caution after five or six laps, I’d pull away, so I’d give myself those three or four laps, and then I’d try to move around and go a different place than he was.

“It was working there in [Turns 1 and 2], but I couldn’t get [Turns 3 and 4] down, but overall, a good night. The Capital Race Car was good all night, so hopefully, we can build on that and carry it on to [Saturday] at Port Royal.”

Four-time Series champion Josh Richards finished third, his third consecutive podium. He thundered through the field on the inside lane in the first 20 laps, driving to third from his 12th starting spot.

“Kid Rocket” felt a caution after halfway halted his momentum.

“I didn’t want to see that caution,” Richards said. “I was able to get a good rhythm and sneak up on some of those guys, and once the caution came out, I think the track changed a little bit, and that advantage went away.

“I’m just thankful to get up through there and have a good enough car. I feel like we’re making some strides, and hopefully, we can put something together and keep this consistency up.”

Gordy Gundaker crossed the line fourth—a turnaround from Thursday’s race at Bloomsburg, where he finished 13th.

Gordy Gundaker races into Turn 3 at Marion Center
Gordy Gundaker nets his second Top 5 of the season/Jacy Norgaard photo

The St. Charles, MO driver stated he was starting to reel Richards in at the end but didn’t have enough momentum to get by.

“I was catching Josh [Richards] at the end in [Turns 1 and 2]; he was just better in [Turns 3 and 4],” Gundaker said. “Overall, a great night, especially after [Thursday] getting tore up, so a top-five is just what we needed going into Port Royal.”

From Mahaffey, PA, Jonathan Lee rounded out the top five in only his third race of the season. It’s his best career finish in World of Outlaws competition—a spot he never thought he’d be in.

“I never dreamt that we would’ve run as good as we did [Friday],” Lee said. “We were trying to save tires, and I definitely think we were on a softer tire than the other guys, but the car was definitely good.”

Dennis Erb Jr.’s consistency continues to shine no matter where the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models visit. While there’s a long way to go until Charlotte, if he keeps this pace up, it’ll be a long, uphill climb for his opponents the rest of the season.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models head to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA on Saturday, May 21.

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

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 1-Josh Richards[12]; 4. 11-Gordy Gundaker[8]; 5. 5L-Jonathan Lee[10]; 6. B1-Brent Larson[5]; 7. 81E-Tanner English[23]; 8. 0E-Rick Eckert[1]; 9. 111V-Max Blair[4]; 10. 1*-Chub Frank[14]; 11. 10-Jared Miley[13]; 12. 99B-Boom Briggs[18]; 13. W3-John Weaver[24]; 14. X3-Wyatt Scott[7]; 15. F1-Coleby Frye[15]; 16. 4S-Ryan Montgomery[17]; 17. 45-Kyle Hammer[9]; 18. 21-Matt Lux[22]; 19. 1C-Alex Ferree[19]; 20. 19R-Ryan Gustin[11]; 21. 48-Colton Flinner[20]; 22. 44-Danny Snyder[21]; 23. 22-Gregg Satterlee[6]; 24. 7-Drake Troutman[16] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Tanner English [+16].

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+128Dennis Erb Jr00.000Running0$0
23+125Shane Clanton 0-1.273Running0$0
312+91Josh Richards 0-3.838Running0$0
48+411Gordy Gundaker 0-4.479Running0$0
510+55LJonathan Lee 0-5.567Running0$0
65-1B1Brent Larson 0-7.301Running0$0
723+1681ETanner English 0-7.999Running0$0
81-70ERick Eckert 0-10.096Running0$0
94-5111VMax Blair 0-10.324Running0$0
1014+41*Chub Frank 0-11.716Running0$0
1113+210Jared Miley 0-12.257Running0$0
1218+699BBoom Briggs 0-14.022Running0$0
1324+11W3John Weaver 0-14.451Running0$0
147-7X3Wyatt Scott 0-18.144Running0$0
15150F1Coleby Frye 0461.369Running0$0
1617+14SRyan Montgomery 0460.351Running0$0
179-845Kyle Hammer 0740.964Running0$0
1822+421Matt Lux 0740.536Running0$0
191901CAlex Ferree 0740.049Running0$0
2011-919RRyan Gustin 0965.431Running0$0
2120-148Colton Flinner 0962.578Running0$0
2221-144Danny Snyder 0966.069Running0$0
236-1722Gregg Satterlee 01,467.078Running0$0
2416-87Drake Troutman 01,204.745Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1104SRyan Montgomery 00.000Running0$0
23+11CAlex Ferree 0-2.541Running0$0
34+144Danny Snyder 0-2.814Running0$0
42-2W3John Weaver 0-4.286Running0$0
58+327Michael Lake 0-4.757Running0$0
65-184Andrew Wylie 0-5.536Running0$0
76-129Ken Schaltenbrand 0-7.002Running0$0
89+113XKenny Schaffer 0-7.158Running0$0
913+436Paul Kot 0-8.740Running0$0
1011+110SLevi Spinneweber 0-9.485Running0$0
1110-181ETanner English 036.110Running0$0
127-544PJoe Petyak 0102.619Running0$0
1312-171Billy Eash 0102.619Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+199BBoom Briggs 00.000Running0$0
21-148Colton Flinner 0-0.477Running0$0
36+321Matt Lux 0-1.359Running0$0
44018BDavid Blazavich 0-4.247Running0$0
57+212BAndy Boozel 0-6.076Running0$0
69+393Cory Lawler 0-6.171Running0$0
78+132JShaun Jones 0-7.521Running0$0
811+39Levi Yetter 0-8.073Running0$0
912+355Dennis Fenton 0-8.095Running0$0
1013+310LGary Lyle 0-10.089Running0$0
113-872Michael Norris 0-10.089Running0$0
125-766CMatt Cosner 0-10.089Running0$0
1310-328DDel Rougeux 0-10.089Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110111VMax Blair 00.000Running
22011Gordy Gundaker 0-1.994Running
33045Kyle Hammer 0-3.648Running
45+110Jared Miley 0-4.605Running
56+14SRyan Montgomery 0-6.022Running
64-21CAlex Ferree 0-6.026Running
711+484Andrew Wylie 0-9.423Running
88044PJoe Petyak 0-10.071Running
910+113XKenny Schaffer 0-10.564Running
109-110SLevi Spinneweber 0-12.590Running
117-436Paul Kot 052.109Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11025Shane Clanton 00.000Running
23+1B1Brent Larson 0-1.631Running
35+219RRyan Gustin 0-2.061Running
440F1Coleby Frye 0-2.846Running
59+4W3John Weaver 0-5.042Running
610+444Danny Snyder 0-5.938Running
78+129Ken Schaltenbrand 0-8.766Running
87-127Michael Lake 068.502Running
92-781ETanner English 0482.339Running
106-471Billy Eash 0481.487Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr00.000Running
22022Gregg Satterlee 0-0.850Running
34+15LJonathan Lee 0-3.131Running
43-11*Chub Frank 0-4.894Running
56+148Colton Flinner 0-5.523Running
65-172Michael Norris 0-5.851Running
78+166CMatt Cosner 0-6.612Running
87-112BAndy Boozel 0-11.035Running
99093Cory Lawler 0-11.233Running
101009Levi Yetter 0-12.587Running
1111010LGary Lyle 0-14.553Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1100ERick Eckert 00.000Running
23+1X3Wyatt Scott 0-0.163Running
32-11Josh Richards 0-0.449Running
4407Drake Troutman 0-2.378Running
58+399BBoom Briggs 0-2.465Running
67+118BDavid Blazavich 0-5.392Running
75-221Matt Lux 0-5.480Running
86-232JShaun Jones 0-5.922Running
99028DDel Rougeux 0-7.528Running
1010055Dennis Fenton 0-8.839Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12111VMax Blair Centerville, PA14.2820.000
21925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.386-0.104
31311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.407-0.125
41881ETanner English Benton, KY14.524-0.242
5145Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL14.542-0.260
65B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.631-0.349
7121CAlex Ferree Saxonburg, PA14.710-0.428
810F1Coleby Frye Dover, PA14.717-0.435
91410Jared Miley Pittsburgh, PA14.721-0.439
10419RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.771-0.489
11154SRyan Montgomery Fairmont, WV14.829-0.547
122171Billy Eash Johnstown, PA14.837-0.555
13336Paul Kot Brockway, PA14.896-0.614
14727Michael Lake Uniontown, PA14.929-0.647
151144PJoe Petyak Gallitzin, PA14.990-0.708
16629Ken Schaltenbrand Sarver, PA15.026-0.744
17810SLevi Spinneweber Butler, PA15.067-0.785
1817W3John Weaver Commodore, PA15.190-0.908
19913XKenny Schaffer DaBois, PA15.299-1.017
201644Danny Snyder Green Lane, PA15.432-1.150
212084Andrew Wylie Saltsburg, PA15.432-1.150
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11428Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.3320.000
2110ERick Eckert York, PA14.436-0.104
3622Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA14.502-0.170
4161Josh Richards Shinnston, WV14.519-0.187
521*Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA14.527-0.195
619X3Wyatt Scott Garland, PA14.591-0.259
735LJonathan Lee Summerville, PA14.628-0.296
8157Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA14.641-0.309
91772Michael Norris Sarver, PA14.662-0.330
10521Matt Lux Franklin, PA14.703-0.371
111348Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA14.743-0.411
12432JShaun Jones Shermansdale, PA14.776-0.444
132112BAndy Boozel Clymer, NY14.778-0.446
141018BDavid Blazavich Marion Center, PA14.933-0.601
15866CMatt Cosner Ridgeley, WV14.938-0.606
16999BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA14.953-0.621
17193Cory Lawler Hanover, PA15.024-0.692
182028DDel Rougeux Frenchville, PA15.070-0.738
19129Levi Yetter Cabot, PA15.075-0.743
201855Dennis Fenton Clearfield, PA15.181-0.849
21710LGary Lyle Leechburg, PA15.417-1.085

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