Spring Valley, MN– June 7, 2018– Mike Marlar was in a league of his own on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway for the 39th Annual Gopher 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series. Marlar set fast time, claimed his heat win and dominated the 24-car field during the 50-lap Sears Craftsman Feature en route to his third Series win of 2018.

With this win, Marlar sits only two points shy (or one position in the feature) from overthrowing Chris Madden for the lead of the World of Outlaws Championship point standings.

Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar [2][$10,000]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$5,000]; 3. 91-Tyler Erb [4][$3,000]; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard [6][$2,500]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [13][$2,000]; 6. 32-Chris Simpson [3][$1,700]; 7. 44-Chris Madden [8][$1,400]; 8. 28-Jimmy Mars [7][$1,300]; 9. 30-Brian Birkhofer [14][$1,200]; 10. B1-Brent Larson [12][$1,100]; 11. 7W-Ricky Weiss [9][$1,050]; 12. 77-Jordan Yaggy [16][$1,000]; 13. 18c-Chase Junghans [10][$950]; 14. 15-Nick Anvelink [22][$900]; 15. 7-Rick Eckert [5][$850]; 16. 111-Steven Roberts [23][$800]; 17. 16-Tyler Bruening [17][$770]; 18. 10-Paul Parker [15][$750]; 19. 58e-Dave Eckrich [18][$730]; 20. 11-Pat Doar [19][$700]; 21. 85-John Kaanta [20][$700]; 22. 54-David Breazeale [11][$700]; 23. 76-Blair Nothdurft [24][$700]; 24. 58-A.J. Diemel [21][$700]

Hard Charger Award: 9-Devin Moran[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 14.486; 2. 25-Shane Clanton, 14.758; 3. 32-Chris Simpson, 14.762; 4. 9-Devin Moran, 14.802; 5. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 14.822; 6. 91-Tyler Erb, 14.846; 7. 7-Rick Eckert, 14.865; 8. 54-David Breazeale, 14.867; 9. 15-Nick Anvelink, 14.881; 10. 85-John Kaanta, 14.923; 11. 56-Chris Spieker, 14.962; 12. 7W-Ricky Weiss, 14.987; 13. 18c-Chase Junghans, 14.992; 14. 30-Brian Birkhofer, 15.002; 15. 111-Steven Roberts, 15.037; 16. 28-Jimmy Mars, 15.053; 17. 44-Chris Madden, 15.084; 18. B1-Brent Larson, 15.136; 19. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 15.137; 20. 16-Tyler Bruening, 15.172; 21. 10-Paul Parker, 15.2; 22. 11-Pat Doar, 15.243; 23. 90-Lance Matthees, 15.269; 24. 58-A.J. Diemel, 15.284; 25. 25s-Jared Siefert, 15.404; 26. 87-John Emerson, 15.671; 27. 58e-Dave Eckrich, 15.682; 28. 9h-Nick Herrick, 15.708; 29. 76-Blair Nothdurft, 15.956; DNS. 3x-Skip Frey, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 157-Mike Marlar [1]; 2. 7-Rick Eckert [3]; 3. 28-Jimmy Mars [6]; 4. 18c-Chase Junghans [5]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [2]; 6. 77-Jordan Yaggy [7]; 7. 85-John Kaanta [4]; 8. 11-Pat Doar [8]; 9. 25s-Jared Siefert [9]; 10. 9h-Nick Herrick [10]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 25-Shane Clanton [1]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2]; 3. 44-Chris Madden [6]; 4. 54-David Breazeale [3]; 5. 30-Brian Birkhofer [5]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening [7]; 7. 90-Lance Matthees [8]; 8. 56-Chris Spieker [4]; 9. 76-Blair Nothdurft [10]; 10. 87-John Emerson [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 32-Chris Simpson [1]; 2. 91-Tyler Erb [2]; 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss [4]; 4. B1-Brent Larson [6]; 5. 10-Paul Parker [7]; 6. 58e-Dave Eckrich [9]; 7. 3x-Skip Frey [10]; 8. 15-Nick Anvelink [3]; 9. 58-A.J. Diemel [8]; 10. 111-Steven Roberts [5]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 11-Pat Doar [4][-]; 2. 85-John Kaanta [1][-]; 3. 58-A.J. Diemel [9][-]; 4. 15-Nick Anvelink [6][]; 5. 90-Lance Matthees [2][$750]; 6. 25s-Jared Siefert [7][$750]; 7. 56-Chris Spieker [5][$750]; 8. 76-Blair Nothdurft [8][]; 9. 3x-Skip Frey [3][$750]; 10. 9h-Nick Herrick [10][]; 11. 87-John Emerson [11][]; 12. 111-Steven Roberts [12][$110]

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's Entered Started Earnings
1 44 Chris Madden 3104 0 4 16 20 22 22 $122,100
2 157 Mike Marlar 3102 -2 3 16 20 22 22 $103,085
3 1 Brandon Sheppard 3064 -40 7 16 18 22 22 $131,280
4 25 Shane Clanton 2926 -178 0 7 15 22 22 $64,500
5 9 Devin Moran 2910 -194 1 10 16 22 22 $66,050
6 7 Rick Eckert 2884 -220 0 3 13 22 22 $48,260
7 18c Chase Junghans 2828 -276 0 2 9 22 22 $39,800
8 91 Tyler Erb 2788 -316 0 3 11 22 22 $43,595
9 54 David Breazeale *R 2700 -404 0 2 8 22 22 $38,150
10 B1 Brent Larson *R 2680 -424 0 0 6 22 22 $33,210
11 22 Chris Ferguson 2452 -652 0 1 8 20 20 $31,775
12 14m Morgan Bagley 2402 -702 0 0 4 20 20 $28,105
13 1x Chub Frank 1698 -1406 0 2 4 14 14 $21,470
14 116 Brandon Overton 1472 -1632 0 1 5 12 12 $19,810
15 17M Dale McDowell 1350 -1754 2 6 7 10 10 $39,535
16 6 Blake Spencer 1290 -1814 0 0 0 13 8 $5,700
17 C8 Timothy Culp 1102 -2002 0 0 0 10 10 $11,025
18 21jr Billy Moyer Jr 873 -2231 1 1 2 9 4 $13,610
19 20 Jimmy Owens 694 -2410 2 3 4 5 5 $45,131
20 CJ1 Rusty Schlenk 654 -2450 0 0 0 6 6 $4,805
21 72n Mike Norris 648 -2456 1 1 3 5 5 $13,135
22 14 Darrell Lanigan 614 -2490 0 0 3 5 5 $6,635
23 99B Boom Briggs 608 -2496 0 0 0 6 3 $2,260
24 44h Dave Hess 562 -2542 0 0 1 6 2 $2,460
25 97 Michael Chilton 562 -2542 0 3 4 4 4 $10,100

 

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