Tim Dohm Dominates Field at Tyler County for First-Ever Outlaws win


Tim Dohm Dominates Field at Tyler County for First-Ever Outlaws win

Shane Clanton and Morgan Bagley duel late for second and third

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. – May 29, 2016 – Hundreds of fans scaled the front-stretch fence Sunday night at Tyler County Speedway to watch a grown man cry. Tim Dohm could not compose himself after winning the Jackpot 100 finale and his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series feature. The Cross Lanes, W.V.-native had his hometown in attendance, and he felt sort of like a hometown hero knocking off the Outlaws.

“After last night, I thought we threw it away [placing 23rd],” said Dohm, his tears rinsing the dirt from his face. “Man I’m so ticked…I’m getting emotional. I’m telling you it was tough. Once you get into lapped cars and it’s hard to see…and everyone is so fast on this racetrack.”

But Dohm was faster than the 24-car field. His No. 6T Melvin’s Automatic Transmission Service/ Greg’s Tree Service Swartz machine started second, but that lasted less than one lap into the A-Main. Dohm overtook leader Frank Heckenast Jr. for sole possession of first place – where he stayed the remainder of the 60 laps.

Shortly after Dohm took the lead, three rows of cars behind him paired-off, engaging in three separate battles for track position. Chris Ferguson overtook a fading Heckenast for second and Devin Moran passed last night’s runner-up Steve Casebolt for third. More notably, last night’s feature winner Josh Richards traded paint with Brandon Overton for sixth position.

Richards became the series all-time leader in fast-time awards earlier in the night. But Richards and Overton got swept-up in turn one, causing the race’s first caution on lap 5 and Richards’ first stint of bad luck during the weekend. Ferguson later suffered a similar fate, blowing a left rear tire off turn four which ultimately ended his night.

Shane Clanton, driving the No. 25 Weldbank Energy/ Cooper Meat Packers Capital machine, utilized the cautions to make it toward the front from a 14th place starting position.

“I was biding my time, waiting and waiting,” Clanton said. “I had my move there. [Our crew] threw the kitchen sink at them tonight.”

His pursuit was less than easy however, as Morgan Bagley’s No 14m Gotta Race Apparel/ P-W Sales Club 29 car also made its way into a top three finish from the middle of the pack (12th position). With 27 laps to go, Bagley and Clanton found themselves together on a caution, and both drivers ascended to the top groove on the restart, taking second and third respectively.

With 24 laps remaining, the two dueled – Bagley remaining high and Clanton switching his line to the lowest part of the track. The battle lasted 14 laps, with Dohm opening-up nearly a second-and-a-half lead. With 10 laps remaining, Clanton claimed the second spot in turn one, wedging his car underneath Bagley’s.

Neither driver had anything for Dohm though as he crossed the finish line with Clanton in second and Bagley in third.

“We took a brand new car out here, and we’ve been just learning stuff,” said Bagley. “We’re just going to learn with it, get a notebook built, and we’re inching forward with it. Hopefully we can build off this. I just got a little loose at the end and Shane got around me.”

In victory lane, Dohm climbed from his car, sat on the door panel for a second before he addressed the crowd. He took in the atmosphere – between the confetti and fans climbing on the fence just to see a hometown guy get the win.

“I didn’t see the white [flag], I saw the checkered,” he said. “There’s no better place to get my first Outlaws win than at Tyler County Speedway.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model will take a brief break in its schedule, traveling to Weedsport Speedway (N.Y.) Tuesday, June 21. The weekday warriors will then head to Lernerville Speedway (Pa.) Thursday, June 23 for a three-day showing of the Firecracker 10o.

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World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Statistical Report; May 29, 2016; Tyler County Speedway; Middlebourne, W.V. 

A-Main (60-laps): 1. 6T- Tim Dohm [2] [$10,650]; 2. 25- Shane Clanton [14] [$5,300]; 3. Morgan Bagley [12] [$3,200]; 4. 99M- Devin Moran [9] [$2,500]; 5. 1*- Chub Frank [6] [$2,250]; 6. C9- Steve Casebolt [5] [$1,900]; 7. 28- Eddie Carrier Jr. [11] [$1,400]; 8. 1- Josh Richards [8] [$1,600]; 9. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] [$1,200]; 10. 7- Rick Eckert [23] [10]; 11. 18c- Chase Junghans [4] [$1,100]; 12. 11- Austin Hubbard [24] [$1,000]; 13. 76- Brandon Overton [7] [$1,000]; 14. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr. [17] [$1,250]; 15. 3s- Brian Shirley [20] [$900]; 16. 1B- Mike Benedum [18] [$800]; 17. 91- Tyler Erb [15] [$770]; 18. 18- Eric Wells [16] [$800]; 19. 57- Kyle Thomas [19] [$730]; 20. 2c- Joey Coulter [13] [$700]; 21. 18s- Robbie Scott [10] [$700]; 22. 22- Chris Ferguson [3] [$700]; 23. 115- Zack Dohm [21] [$725]; 24. s2- Tim Senic [22] [$700]

Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr.; 2. 57- Kyle Thomas; 3. 115- Zack Dohm; 4. 7- Rick Eckert; 5. 32B- Brian Baumberger; 6. 14- Corey Conley; 7. 22c- Cody Rogers; 8. 75- Steve Weigle

Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1B- Mike Benedum; 2. 3s- Brian Shirley; 3. s2- Tim Senic; 4. K- Freddie Carpenter; 5. 11- Austin Hubbard; 6. 1X1- Sonny Conley; 7. 87- Derek Doll; 8. 99b- Doug Eck

Qualifying Group A: 1. 2c- Joey Coulter, 12.521; 2. 6T- Tim Dohm, 12.568; 3. 1*- Chub Frank, 12.573; 4. 18c- Chase Junghans, 12.712; 5. 76- Brandon Overton, 12.748; 6. 25- Shane Clanton, 12.779; 7. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr., 12.816; 8. 18s- Robbie Scott, 12.905; 9. 99M- Devin Moran, 12.913; 10. 57- Kyle Thomas, 12.958; 11. 7- Rick Eckert, 12.961; 12. 115- Zack Dohm, 13.197; 13. 32B- Brian Baumberger, 13.201; 14. 75- Steve Weigle- 13.245, 15. 14- Corey Conley, 13.251; 16. 12- Rick Williams, 13.372; 17. 22c- Cody Rogers, 13.478

Qualifying Group B: 1. 1- Josh Richards, 12.137; 2. C9- Steve Casebolt, 12.402; 3. 87- Derek Dolll; 4. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 12.686; 5. 28- Eddie Carrier Jr.; 6. 1B- Mike Benedum, 12.691; 7. 22- Chris Ferguson, 12.703; 8. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr., 12.754; 9. 91- Tyler Erb, 12.831; 10. 3s- Brian Shirley, 12.851; 11. K- Freddie Carpenter, 12.886; 12. 18. Eric Wells; 13. s2- Tim Senic, 12.918; 14 1X1- Sonny Conley, 13.099; 15. 11- Austin Hubbard, 13.150; 16. 99b- Doug Eck, 13.327

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 76- Brandon Overton; 2. 1*- Chub Frank; 3. 99M- Devin Moran; 4. 2c- Joey Coulter; 5. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr.; 6. 14- Corey Coney; 7. 32B- Brian Baumberger; 8. 22c- Cody Rogers; 9. 7- Rick Eckert

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 6T- Tim Dohm; 2. 18c- Chase Junghans; 3. 18s- Robbie Scott; 4. 25- Shane Clanton; 5. 57- Kyle Thomas; 6. 115- Zack Dohm; 7.12- Rick Williams; 8. 75- Steve Weigle

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1- Josh Richards; 2. 22- Chris Ferguson; 3. 28- Eddie Carrier Jr.; 4. 91- Tyler Erb; 5. s2- Tim Senic; 6. K- Freddie Carpenter; 7. 87- Derek Doll; 8. 11- Austin Hubbard

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. C9- Steve Casebolt; 2. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr.; 3. 14m- Morgan Bagley; 4. 18- Eric Wells; 5. 1B- Mike Benedum; 6. 3s- Brian Shirley; 7. 99b- Doug Eck; 8. 1X1- Sonny Conley

World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Comp Cams – $50 Product certificate : Tim Dohm

MSD – $50 Cash: Tim Dohm

QuarterMaster – $100 Product certificate: Tim Dohm

Wrisco Aluminum – 3 Sheets of aluminum: Tim Dohm

Penske Shocks – TBD Product certificate: Brandon Overton

JE Pistons – $50 Cash: Chub Frank

VP Racing Fuels – $50 Cash: Rick Eckert

Edelbrock – $50 Cash: Rick Eckert

Comp Cams – $50 Cash: Rick Eckert

Morton Buildings – $50 Cash: Chase Junghans

Cometic Gasket – $50 Cash: Brandon Overton

JRI Shocks – $50 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.

SuperFlow – $50 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.

QuarterMaster – $25 Product certificate: Mike Benedum

JE Pistons – Set of rings: Mike Benedum

QuarterMaster – $50 Product certificate: Kyle Thomas

Arizona Sport Shirts – $100 Product certificate: Joey Coulter

JE Pistons – Set of rings: Zack Dohm

MSD – $25 Cash: Tim Dohm

QA1 – $50 Cash: Joey Coulter

Bonus Bucks – $500 Cash: Tim Dohm

Rookie Bonus – $250 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.

Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Shane Clanton

Craftsman Bonus – $100 Cash: Tim Dohm

Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Morgan Bagley

Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Chub Frank

Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Steve Casebolt

Craftsman Bonus – $200 Cash: Josh Richards

 

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Point Standings as of May 29 – 14 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/residence/points/deficit to leader):

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Earnings Points Trail By
1 1 Josh Richards Clarksburg, WV $94,525 2176 0
2 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $67,225 2042 134
3 7 Rick Eckert York, PA $37,950 1956 220
4 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $33,910 1924 252
5 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $22,745 1864 312
6 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN $23,020 1860 316
7 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR $25,210 1854 322
8 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA $24,860 1828 348
9 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $21,310 1822 354
10 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL $20,950 1800 376
11 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY $18,900 1784 392
12 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $16,465 1782 394
13 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $7,410 1540 636
14 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC $7,220 1526 650
15 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $10,110 1252 924
16 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN $2,885 896 1280
17 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC $6,730 836 1340
18 22 Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC $4,030 758 1418
19 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $7,950 742 1434
20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $24,600 718 1458

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel) and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.