Spring Valley, MN— July 8, 2017— Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane to claim his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series win of the season during the 38th Annual Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway.

Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway Results:

Feature: 1. 44- Chris Madden[7]; 2. 28- Jimmy Mars[6]; 3. 157- Mike Marlar[22]; 4. 1- Brandon Sheppard[12]; 5. 18c- Chase Junghans[3]; 6. 20- Rodney Sanders[1]; 7. 1*- Chub Frank[17]; 8. 14m- Morgan Bagley[23]; 9. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[8]; 10. 91- Tyler Erb[5]; 11. 15- Nick Anvelink[18]; 12. 58D- A.J. Diemel[16]; 13. 18- Eric Wells[20]; 14. 7W- Ricky Weiss[13]; 15. 40B- Kyle Bronson[14]; 16. 25- Shane Clanton[10]; 17. 9- Devin Moran[4]; 18. 68- Mike Prochnow[21]; 19. 77- Jordan Yaggy[9]; 20. 7- Rick Eckert[2]; 21. 2c- Joey Coulter[24]; 22. 33x- Chad Mahder[11]; 23. 32- Chris Simpson[19]; 24. 25s- Chad Simpson[15]

Craftsman Club Non-Qualifiers Feature: 1. 98- Jason Rauen[1]; 2. 29- Spencer Diercks[2]; 3. 85- John Kaanta[2]; 4. 90- Lance Matthees[4]; 5. Tyler Bruening[12]; 6. 6m- Jeff Massingill[3]; 7. 11- Pat Doar[6]; 8. 15D- Justin Duty[10]; 10. 54- Mike Fryer[8]; 11. 44N- Darrell Nelson[5]; DNS. Jason Krohn

Last Chance Showdown 1: 1. 1*- Chub Frank[1]; 2. 32- Chris Simpson[2]; 3. 68- Mike Prochnow[5]; 4. 14m- Morgan Bagley[3]; 5. 98- Jason Rauen[8]; 6. 6m- Jeff Massingill[10]; 7. 44N- Darrell Nelson[7]; 8. 29- Spencer Diercks[4]; 9. 15D- Justin Duty[9]; 10. 7K- Jason Krohn[6]

Last Chance Showdown 2: 1. 15- Nick Anvelink[5]; 2. 18- Eric Wells[3]; 3. 157- Mike Marlar[1]; 4. 85- John Kaanta[2]; 5. 90- Lance Matthees[6]; 6. 11- Pat Doar[8]; 7. 54- Mike Fryer[7]; 8. 2c- Joey Coulter[4]; 9. 58- Dave Eckrich[9]; 10. 16T- Tyler Bruening[10]; 

Heat 1:  1. 44- Chris Madden[3]; 2. 91- Tyler Erb[1]; 3. 77- Jordan Yaggy[2]; 4. 7W- Ricky Weiss[4]; 5. 1*- Chub Frank[6]; 6. 14m- Morgan Bagley[5]; 7. 68- Mike Prochnow[7]; 8. 44N- Darrell Nelson[9]; 9. 15D- Justin Duty[8]

Heat 2: 1. 9- Devin Moran[1]; 2. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[2]; 3. 25- Shane Clanton[4]; 4. 40B- Kyle Bronson[5]; 5. 32- Chris Simpson[3]; 6. 29- Spencer Diercks[6]; 7. 7K- Jason Krohn[8];  8. 98- Jason Rauen[7]; 9. 6m- Jeff Massingill[9]

Heat 3: 1. 18c- Chase Junghans[1]; 2. 28- Jimmy Mars[3]; 3. 33x- Chad Mahder[5]; 4. 25s- Chad Simpson[4]; 5. 157- Mike Marlar[2]; 6. 18- Eric Wells[8]; 7. 15- Nick Anvelink[6]; 8. 54- Mike Fryer[7]; 9. 58- Dave Eckrich[9]

Heat 4: 1. 20- Rodney Sanders[1]; 2. 7- Rick Eckert[4]; 3. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 4. 58D- A.J. Diemel[5]; 5. 85- John Kaanta[9]; 6. 2c- Joey Coulter[7]; 7. 90- Lance Matthees[8]; 8. 11- Pat Doar[6]; 9. 16T- Tyler Bruening[3] 

Qualifying A: 1. 91- Tyler Erb, 14.632; 2. 9- Devin Moran, 14.646; 3. 77- Jordan Yaggy, 14.714; 4. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 14.716; 5. 44- Chris Madden, 14.767; 6. 32- Chris Simpson, 14.773; 7. 7W- Ricky Weiss, 14.949; 8. 25- Shane Clanton, 14.951; 9. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 14.956; 10. 40B- Kyle Bronson, 15.046; 11. 1*- Chub Frank, 15.048; 12. 29- Spencer Diercks, 15.177; 13. 68- Mike Prochnow, 15.197; 14. 98- Jason Rauen, 15.402; 15. 15D- Justin Duty, 15.445; 16. 7K- Jason Krohn, 15.452; 17. 44N- Darrell Nelson, 15.481; 18. 6m- Jeff Massingill, 16.258

Qualifying B: 1. 18c- Chase Junghans, 15.029; 2. 20- Rodney Sanders, 15.067; 3. 157- Mike Marlar, 15.214; 4. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 15.238; 5. 28- Jimmy Mars, 15.274; 6. 16T- Tyler Bruening, 15.354; 7. 25s- Chad Simpson, 15.358; 8. 7- Rick Eckert, 15.475; 9. 33x- Chad Mahder, 15.53; 10. 58D- A.J. Diemel, 15.556; 11. 15- Nick Anvelink, 15.638; 12. 11- Pat Doar, 15.714; 13. 54- Mike Fryer, 15.729; 14. 2c- Joey Coulter, 15.734; 15. 18- Eric Wells, 15.747; 16. 90- Lance Matthees, 15.751; 17. 58- Dave Eckrich, 15.919; 18. 85- John Kaanta, 16.034

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash): Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, Chub Frank, Morgan Bagley, Devin Moran; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Jimmy Mars; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Chris Madden; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; Quarter Master ($100 Product Certificate):Chris Madden; Wrisco (Three Sheets of aluminum): Brandon Sheppard;  Penske Racing Shocks ($50 Product Certificate): Rodney Sanders; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Chase Junghans; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash):Tyler Erb; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): A.J. Diemel; Cometic ($50 Cash):A.J. Diemel; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Mike Prochnow; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Ricky Weiss; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Shane Clanton; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Mike Prochnow; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Jordan Yaggy; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate): Joey Coulter ; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Joey Coulter; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Brandon Sheppard.; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Rodney Sanders

SEASON WINNERS: 
Brandon Sheppard- 8 (Whynot Motorsports Park on March 24, Farmer City Raceway on April 1, Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 6, Wayne County Speedway on May 27, Senoia Raceway on June 3, Lernerville Speedway on June 25, Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 on July 1)
Shane Clanton- 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3)
Brandon Overton- 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13, Lernerville Speedway on June 24)
Chris Madden– 2 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8)
Rick Eckert– 1 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17)
Don O’Neal- 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 25)
Timothy Culp- 1 (LoneStar Speedway on March 26)
Brian Shirley-1 (Farmer City Raceway on April 2)
Mike Marlar- 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on May 14)
Devin Moran-1 (Atomic Speedway on May 26)
Max Blair- 1 (McKean County Raceway on June 20)

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship Standing

Pos. Car # Driver Points Trail By
1 1 Brandon Sheppard 3002 0
2 91 Tyler Erb 2806 196
3 44 Chris Madden 2794 208
4 9 Devin Moran 2770 232
5 25 Shane Clanton 2762 240
6 7 Rick Eckert 2742 260
7 18 Eric Wells 2718 284
8 1* Chub Frank 2708 294
9 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. 2626 376
10 14M Morgan Bagley 2586 416
11 2C Joey Coulter 2488 514
12 3S Brian Shirley 2040 962
13 93 Donald Bradsher 1486 1516
14 18C Chase Junghans 1282 1720
15 116 Brandon Overton   1110 1892
16 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. 1012 1990
17 157 Mike Marlar 856 2146
18 4-D's Chad Hollenbeck 848 2154
19 32 Bobby Pierce 782 2220
20 101 Casey Roberts 688 2314

 

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