Joliet, IL- Oct. 14, 2017- Chris Madden steals the show during the first of two nights for the inaugural Chi-Town Showdown by claiming quick time, winning his heat, and leading all 50-laps to a $10,000 payday. 

Feature:  1. 44- Chris Madden[1]; 2. 7- Rick Eckert[7]; 3. 1- Brandon Sheppard[6]; 4. 9- Devin Moran[4]; 5. 32p- Bobby Pierce[11]; 6. 91- Tyler Erb[14]; 7. B1- Brent Larson[13]; 8. 25- Shane Clanton[5]; 9. 14m- Morgan Bagley[12]; 10. 18- Eric Wells[27]; 11. 25s- Chad Simpson[24]; 12. 1m- Mike Mataragas[8]; 13. 25F- Jason Feger[19]; 14. 18b- Shannon Babb[10]; 15. 1*- Chub Frank[16]; 16. 27- Tom Smith[21]; 17. 2- Doug Hayes[23]; 18. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 19. 89- Mike Spatola[9]; 20. 11- Pat Doar[26]; 21. C9- Steve Casebolt[15]; 22. B5- Steve Sheppard Jr.[18]; 23. 83- Brandon Williams[22]; 24. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 25. 42t- Robert Kupsik[25]

Heat 1: 1. 44- Chris Madden[1]; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 3. 7- Rick Eckert[5]; 4. 18b- Shannon Babb[3]; 5. B1- Brent Larson[4]; 6. 1*- Chub Frank[7]; 7. 25F- Jason Feger[6]; 8. 27- Tom Smith[8]; 9. 2- Doug Hayes[9]; 10. 42t- Robert Kupsik[10]; DNS. 18- Eric Wells[11]

Heat 2: 1. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 3. 1m- Mike Mataragas[3]; 4. 32p- Bobby Pierce[5]; 5. 91- Tyler Erb[2]; 6. 10- Paul Parker[8]; 7. 11- Pat Doar[7]; 8. 83- Brandon Williams[9]; 9. 34- Herb Reich[6]; 10. 30c- Josh Anderson[10]

Heat 3: 1. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[1]; 2. 9- Devin Moran[4]; 3. 89- Mike Spatola[6]; 4. 14m- Morgan Bagley[3]; 5. C9- Steve Casebolt[10]; 6. B5- Steve Sheppard Jr.[5]; 7. 77- Steve Pastva[8]; 8. 21- Bobby Gash[9]; 9. 25s- Chad Simpson[2]; 10. 99B- Boom Briggs[7]

 Qualifying: 1. 44- Chris Madden, 15.448; 2. 25- Shane Clanton, 15.728; 3. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 15.757; 4. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 15.79; 5. 91- Tyler Erb, 15.823; 6. 25s- Chad Simpson, 15.875; 7. 18b- Shannon Babb, 15.948; 8. 1m- Mike Mataragas, 15.966; 9. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 15.989; 10. B1- Brent Larson, 16.02; 11. 28- Dennis Erb Jr, 16.038; 12. 9- Devin Moran, 16.061; 13. 7- Rick Eckert, 16.111; 14. 32p- Bobby Pierce, 16.116; 15. B5- Steve Sheppard Jr., 16.276; 16. 25F- Jason Feger, 16.297; 17. 34- Herb Reich, 16.418; 18. 89- Mike Spatola, 16.419; 19. 1*- Chub Frank, 16.474; 20. 11- Pat Doar, 16.495; 21. 99B- Boom Briggs, 16.587; 22. 27- Tom Smith, 16.977; 23. 10- Paul Parker, 17.012; 24. 77- Steve Pastva, 17.459; 25. 2- Doug Hayes, 18.204; 26. 83- Brandon Williams, 18.235; 27. 21- Bobby Gash, 18.465; 28. 42t- Robert Kupsik, 18.852; 29. 30c- Josh Anderson, 20.1; 30. C9- Steve Casebolt, NT; DNS. 18- Eric Wells, NT

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash): Chris Madden, Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Tyler Erb; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Bobby Pierce; 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): Chris Madden; Penske Racing Shocks ($50 Product Certificate): Rick Eckert; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Bobby Pierce; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Eric Wells; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Eric Wells; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): Jason Feger; Cometic ($50 Cash): Jason Feger; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Chub Frank; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Chub Frank; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Chub Frank; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Frank Heckenast Jr.; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Pat Doar; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate): Pat Doar; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Steve Casebolt; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Dennis Erb Jr.; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Bobby Pierce

SEASON WINNERS:

Brandon Sheppard- 17 (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, Brighton Speedway on June 17, Lernerville Speedway on June 25, Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 on July 1, Hibbing Raceway on July 13, Fayette County Speedway on July 26, Fairbury American Legion Speedway on July 30, Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway on Aug. 1, Port Royal Speedway on Aug. 19, Eriez Speedway on Aug. 20, Lakeside Speedway on Sept. 22, Salina Highbanks Speedway on Sept. 23, 81 Speedway on Sept. 24)

Chris Madden– 6 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8, Ogilvie Raceway on July 12, Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 5, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 27, Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on Oct. 14)

Shane Clanton- 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3, River Cities Speedway on June 14, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 26)

Brandon Overton- 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13, Lernerville Speedway on June 24)

Rick Eckert– 2 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17, Shawano Speedway on Aug. 2)

Devin Moran- 2 (Atomic Speedway on May 26, Georgetown Speedway on Aug. 18)

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)

Max Blair- 1 (McKean County Raceway on June 20)

Jeff Rine- 1 (Selinsgrove Speedway on Sept. 3)

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship Standings:

Pos. Car # Driver Points Trail By
1 1 Brandon Sheppard 5524 0
2 44 Chris Madden 5230 294
3 25 Shane Clanton 5170 354
4 9 Devin Moran 5124 400
5 7 Rick Eckert 5088 436
6 91 Tyler Erb 5066 458
7 18 Eric Wells 4918 606
8 1* Chub Frank 4850 674
9 14M Morgan Bagley 4840 684
10 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. 4838 686
11 2C Joey Coulter 2856 2668
12 18C Chase Junghans 2654 2870
13 3S Brian Shirley 2464 3060
14 157 Mike Marlar 1930 3594
15 B1 Brent Larson 1748 3776
16 93 Donald Bradsher 1486 4038
17 40B Kyle Bronson 1456 4068
18 32 Bobby Pierce 1358 4166
19 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. 1124 4400
20 116 Brandon Overton   1110 4414

 

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