World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown
Bristol Motor Speedway -- Bristol, TN
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Event Info
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday
25
Apr

Winner: Stewart Friesen
2nd: Demetrios Drellos
3rd: Max Mclaughlin
World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown
April 22, 2021 to April 24, 2021
Bristol Motor Speedway
151 Speedway Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620 

 http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/super-dirtcar-series/season:2021/videos/world-of-outlaws-bristol-throwdown-bristol-motor-speedway-1

Event Description
Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track gets pushed to its limits in April 2021 when the World of Outlaws returns to unleash its high-horsepower Sprint Cars and Late Models on the famed high-banks of The Last Great Colosseum for the first time in nearly two decades.

During the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown, the ultra-fast World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will have practice sessions on Thursday, April 22. Friday and Saturday will feature full racing programs each night consisting of hot laps, qualifying, heat races and last chance showdowns, and followed by feature races for both the Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. A 25-lap main feature race with a $10,000 prize to the winner will be held Friday night for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, followed by a 40-lap main feature with a $10,000 payout to the winner for the Super DIRTcar Series. The racing action on Saturday, April 24, will be headlined by a 25-lap World of Outlaws Sprint Cars feature race with a $25,000 payout to the winner, and a 40-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature race with a $10,000 prize going to the winner.

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Noon - 5:00 PM Team Load-In and Credentials Open

Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Team Load-In and Credentials Open
3:00 PM Parking Lots Open (Dragway Entrance)
5:00 PM Spectator Ticket Booths Open
5:00 PM Grandstand Gates Open (Gates 1, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15)
6:00 PM Practice Sessions Begin
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Practice Sessions
Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Practice Sessions
9:00 PM Practice Concludes (Tentatively)

Friday, April 23, 2021
2:00 PM Event Credentials Opens
2:30 PM Parking Lots Open (Dragway Entrance)
4:30 PM Spectator Ticket Booths Open
4:30 PM Grandstand Gates Open (Gates 13, 15, 1)
4:30 PM Driver's Meetings
5:20 PM World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Push for Heat
6:00 PM World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Hot Laps
6:20 PM World of Outlaws Sprint Car Qualifying
6:45 PM Super DIRTcar Series Hot Laps
7:05 PM Super DIRTcar Series Group Qualifying
7:20 PM Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Drydene Heat Races
World of Outlaws DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash Draw
Super DIRTcar Series Heat Races
Super DIRTcar Series Redraw
World of Outlaws DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdowns
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature (25 Laps, $10,000-to-win)
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (40 Laps, $10,000-to-win)

UPDATE: Saturday's event has been rescheduled to Sunday
9:00 AM Event Credentials Opens
9:30 AM Parking Lots Open (Dragway Entrance)
11:30AM Spectator Ticket Booths Open
11:30AM Grandstand Gates Open (Gates 1, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15)
11:45AM Super DIRTcar Series Driver's Meetings
12:00PM World of Outlaws Driver's Meetings
12:20PM World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Push For Heat
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Hot Laps
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Qualifying
Super Dirt Series Hot Laps
Super DIRTcar Series Group Qualifying
1:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Drydene Heat Races
World of Outlaws DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash Draw
Super DIRTcar Series Heat Races
Super DIRTcar Series Redraw
World of Outlaws DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdowns
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature (25 Laps, $25,000-to-win)
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (40 Laps, $10,000-to-win)

*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#ItsDirtBaby

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers with seat backs.

Handicapped Seating
David Pearson Section, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Terrace, and the Jeff Gordon Terrace

Handicapped Parking
Wheelchair accessible parking is assigned with the purchase of wheelchair accessible viewing tickets.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age limits for the pit area. Minors 17 and younger must have a signed parent waiver form

Pit Gate Location
Pit Gate 9

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed to be brought in to the grandstand area.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Office, Pit Gate, Pit Gate , Ticket Window

Smoking Policy
Smoking (including E-Cigarettes) is NOT permitted in any grandstand, entry portals, terrace, suite or restroom areas. Guests may smoke in open concourse areas.

Family Section
Gate 16 Section A

Parking Cost
$10 dollars. There is also free spectator parking.

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$100-$300

Closest Airport
Tri-Cities Airport

Other Airport
Mcghee Tyson Airport

Race Recap: DOTTING THE I’s AND CROSSING THE SWORDS: Friesen Doubles Up at Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, TN – Stewart Friesen went two-for-two with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks at Bristol Motor Speedway, picking up his second $10,000 grand prize of the historic weekend Sunday afternoon.

The victory was also his third Series win in a row – the first driver to accomplish that feat. The Halmar #44 finished ahead of second and third-place finishers, respectively, Demetrios Drellos in the #111 and “Mad Max” McLaughlin in the #32C. 

“The Last Great Colosseum” provided the perfect stage for Big Block Modifieds to put on an unforgettable show. While Friesen may have swept the weekend, the racing was intense throughout the entire field. Between great track preparation and the superior Hoosier Racing Tires fitted on Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, drivers could make moves from the top to the bottom of the famed half-mile throughout the 40-lap Feature. 

“It was a great weekend,” Friesen said, grinning. “Proud to be here. Proud of our division to be here. I am really proud of my crew chief, and Chris Larsen, and the whole Halmar race team. It’s a pleasure to work with those guys.”

 

No one knew what to expect from the dirt-covered Bristol but Friesen has more laps on it than anyone else after competing in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Cup Series races. 

But Big Block Modifieds are their own unique animal. 

“It’s neutral ground so we don’t have any notes to go off,” Friesen noted. “Our tires are so much different than the Goodyears we ran on the truck and the Cup car. The track responded differently. There was a little character in Turns 1 and 2. It had a little bit of a chop that made me tight. We were pretty tight but as long as I didn’t make a bad corner we were good.” 

For the second race in a row, Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, NY, drew the SRI Performance pole and picked up a $500 bonus for his trouble. Friesen lined up on his outside of the #35 Huttig Racing machine to start. At the drop of the green, the chase was on as 31 Big Blocks poured through the highbanked Bristol turns. 

Mahaney cultivated a lead in the early going but the #44 was soon making his presence known. Friesen struck early but Mahaney fought back and reclaimed the lead. 

But then, smoke began to puff from the front of the #35 and for the second race in a row, Mahaney fell from the lead and out of the podium.

“The power steering problem didn’t cause us to slow down but it did get tougher to drive,” Mahaney said. “We had a really fast car all weekend and there were a lot of positives to build on. It’s great having the points lead going into Bridgeport.”

While Mahaney battled his issue, both had to navigate their way through heavy lap traffic.

“It was close,” Friesen said. “It was a lot of fun. We put on the hard compound and waited for it to come in. The lapped traffic was pretty wild. I was trying to set up Mahaney in traffic and got bottled up and he got by me. He was really fast. I think he had a power steering problem. I can’t imagine turning a lap around here without power steering.”

A power steering issue is exactly what plagued Mahaney, who is currently the highest full-time driver in points. Friesen took advantage and worked his way around the outside of Mahaney for the lead. From there, he was off to the races, cutting through lapped traffic to keep his advantage.

Demetrios Drellos, from Queensbury, NY, started fifth and stayed toward the front of the field all night. Friesen’s lead was far from comfortable, especially when lapped traffic as fast as Peter Britten in the #21A came into play.

“It was tough,” Friesen said. “I got to Britten there. He was opening up his entry so I couldn’t get on the outside of him. I’d hit the cushion once good and then miss it the second time. It was a challenge. I got underneath him and on that last lap I didn’t know what to do. I just let it slide for the fence in Turn 4 and was thankful Drellos wasn’t any closer.”

The high speeds of Bristol Motor Speedway harkened back to the days of Big Blocks motoring around the one-mile New York State Fairgrounds oval where Friesen won the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week five times. 

“I don’t know what the top speed was at the end of the straightaway but we went back to our Syracuse notes and used some aero stuff that we did there,” Friesen noted. “I knew it was going to be fast. It was fun. There is nothing like driving one of these things wide open. It’s just an awesome feeling. Hopefully we can do it again next year. 

Drellos has had a shaky start to the 2021 points season with a DNF during the season opening race at Can-Am Speedway and 25th place finish in the first Bristol Throwdown Feature after making race-ending contact with seven-time champion Matt Sheppard.

But in this race, Drellos was in on the money. 

“The car was about as good as it’s gonna get,” Drellos said. “I couldn’t really ask for anything else. Maybe if the lapped cars played a little better or had a luckier redraw but I couldn’t ask for anything more. Friesen was hammering the top which is probably why he lost a little speed late. I was rolling the bottom probably 35 of the 40 laps other than to get by lapped traffic and then I went in the middle. The grip never really went away.”

There are still 24 points races left but Drellos is eager to get the show on the road and dig out of his hole. A second place goes a long way in doing that and he now sits 14th in points. 

“This is a good boost for the whole team,” he noted. “Whoever thought we were going to race at Bristol let alone be in contention to win at Bristol? It gives us some momentum going into Bridgeport. We’ve had a really rocky start to the year even going back to speed weeks (OktoberFAST) last year.”

The final step on the podium was filled by 2021 DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator champion Max McLaughlin, from Mooresville, NC. The driver of the #32C was in Drellos’ tire tracks across the line and was also reeling in Friesen as well. “Mad Max” wants another chance at a Bristol sword. 

“I hope we get to come back because that was awesome,” McLaughlin said. “From my point of view, the track was as racy as it could get for a daytime show. I think we were almost three-wide for the lead there. I said yesterday that this place is more fun on asphalt so I gotta take back my words there.”

McLaughlin had a shot at the lead when lapped traffic entered the picture. 

“I think we were both better,” he noted. “If there were more laps we were closing in really good. I think we found the middle before anyone else did. Friesen was up top. You could go anywhere. I was running the bottom early. I felt good on the bottom. But you could run anywhere.”

“The Hile Driver” Chris Hile, pilot of the red #5H, started the night out on top by setting the quickest lap during Time Trials awarding him the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award. 

NEXT UP: The Super DIRTcar Series invades Bridgeport Speedway to decide who will be crowned the King of the Big Blocks. Mat Williamson, Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, and more will go toe-to-toe against New Jersey/Pennsylvania favorites like Ryan Watt and the legendary Billy Pauch. 

Bookmark SuperDIRTcarSeries.com on your favorite browser and make sure you are following the Series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more. 

Feature (40 Laps)

1. 44-Stewart Friesen [2][$10,000]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos [5][$5,000]; 3. 32C-Max McLaughlin [4][$3,000]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney [1][$2,500]; 5. 14W-Ryan Watt [3][$2,000]; 6. 1D-Tyler Dippel [8][$1,700]; 7. 91-Billy Decker [9][$1,500]; 8. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [13][$1,200]; 9. 2A-Mike Gular [6][$1,100]; 10. 9S-Matt Sheppard [10][$1,000]; 11. 20-Brett Hearn [15][$1,000]; 12. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$1,000]; 13. 3-Justin Haers [19][$1,000]; 14. 83JR-Tim Sears [31][$]; 15. 3J-Marc Johnson [17][$1,000]; 16. 28-Jordan McCreadie [23][$1,000]; 17. 83-Brian Swartzlander [22][$1,000]; 18. 88-Mat Williamson [20][$1,000]; 19. 42P-Pat Ward [26][$1,000]; 20. 5H-Chris Hile [12][$1,000]; 21. 21A-Peter Britten [27][$1,000]; 22. 66X-Carey Terrance [24][$1,000]; 23. 19M-Jessey Mueller [25][$1,000]; 24. 22-Brandon Walters [18][$1,000]; 25. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [28][$1,000]; 26. 48T-Dave Rauscher [30][$]; 27. 4R-Kevin Root [29][$]; 28. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$1,000]; 29. 2-Jack Lehner [14][$1,000]; 30. 1-Jackson Gill [21][$1,000]; 31. 3B-Chad Brachmann [16][$1,000]

[Read More]

Race Results: 4/25/2021 Bristol Motor Speedway

Feature (40 Laps)
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [2][$10,000]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos [5][$5,000]; 3. 32C-Max McLaughlin [4][$3,000]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney [1][$2,500]; 5. 14W-Ryan Watt [3][$2,000]; 6. 1D-Tyler Dippel [8][$1,700]; 7. 91-Billy Decker [9][$1,500]; 8. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [13][$1,200]; 9. 2A-Mike Gular [6][$1,100]; 10. 9S-Matt Sheppard [10][$1,000]; 11. 20-Brett Hearn [15][$1,000]; 12. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$1,000]; 13. 3-Justin Haers [19][$1,000]; 14. 83JR-Tim Sears [31][$]; 15. 3J-Marc Johnson [17][$1,000]; 16. 28-Jordan McCreadie [23][$1,000]; 17. 83-Brian Swartzlander [22][$1,000]; 18. 88-Mat Williamson [20][$1,000]; 19. 42P-Pat Ward [26][$1,000]; 20. 5H-Chris Hile [12][$1,000]; 21. 21A-Peter Britten [27][$1,000]; 22. 66X-Carey Terrance [24][$1,000]; 23. 19M-Jessey Mueller [25][$1,000]; 24. 22-Brandon Walters [18][$1,000]; 25. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [28][$1,000]; 26. 48T-Dave Rauscher [30][$]; 27. 4R-Kevin Root [29][$]; 28. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$1,000]; 29. 2-Jack Lehner [14][$1,000]; 30. 1-Jackson Gill [21][$1,000]; 31. 3B-Chad Brachmann [16][$1,000]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 16.252; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 16.332; 3. 32C-Max McLaughlin, 16.434; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph, 16.591; 5. 3J-Marc Johnson, 16.755; 6. 1-Jackson Gill, 16.801; 7. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.9; 8. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 17.554; 9. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 17.606; 10. R2-Rusty Smith, 17.86; 11. 43F-Keith Flach, NT

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 5H-Chris Hile, 16.24; 2. 14W-Ryan Watt, 16.391; 3. 2-Jack Lehner, 16.458; 4. 22-Brandon Walters, 16.704; 5. 4R-Kevin Root, 16.751; 6. 91-Billy Decker, 16.758; 7. 28-Jordan McCreadie, 16.786; 8. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.835; 9. 93-Craig Mitchell, 16.913; 10. 23-Kyle Coffey, 17.127

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.358; 2. 2A-Mike Gular, 16.612; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 16.618; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.706; 5. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 16.734; 6. 3-Justin Haers, 16.809; 7. 118-Jim Britt, 16.872; 8. 66X-Carey Terrance, 17.024; 9. 17D-Marcus Dinkins, NT; DQ. 88JR-Olden Dwyer, 17.446

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 35-Mike Mahaney, 16.316; 2. 1D-Tyler Dippel, 16.361; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.452; 4. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 16.567; 5. 88-Mat Williamson, 16.671; 6. 83JR-Tim Sears, 16.824; 7. 42P-Pat Ward, 17.035; 8. 43-Jimmy Horton, 17.043; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 17.349; 10. X-Chad Phelps, NT

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1]; 2. 32C-Max McLaughlin [3]; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph [4]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 5. 3J-Marc Johnson [5]; 6. 84-Gary Tomkins [7]; 7. 1-Jackson Gill [6]; 8. 19M-Jessey Mueller [9]; 9. 43F-Keith Flach [11]; 10. 48T-Dave Rauscher [8]; 11. R2-Rusty Smith [10]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 14W-Ryan Watt [2]; 2. 5H-Chris Hile [1]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [6]; 4. 2-Jack Lehner [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Walters [4]; 6. 28-Jordan McCreadie [7]; 7. 4R-Kevin Root [5]; 8. 93-Craig Mitchell [9]; 9. 21A-Peter Britten [8]; 10. 23-Kyle Coffey [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 2. 2A-Mike Gular [2]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3]; 4. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 5. 3-Justin Haers [6]; 6. 83-Brian Swartzlander [5]; 7. 66X-Carey Terrance [8]; 8. 118-Jim Britt [7]; 9. 88JR-Olden Dwyer [10]; 10. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 35-Mike Mahaney [1]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [3]; 3. 1D-Tyler Dippel [2]; 4. 3B-Chad Brachmann [4]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [5]; 6. 83JR-Tim Sears [6]; 7. 42P-Pat Ward [7]; 8. 43-Jimmy Horton [8]; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta [9]; 10. X-Chad Phelps [10]

LCS – Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer
1. 1-Jackson Gill [3][-]; 2. 28-Jordan McCreadie [2][-]; 3. 19M-Jessey Mueller [5][-]; 4. 4R-Kevin Root [4][$100]; 5. 21A-Peter Britten [8][$100]; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher [9][$100]; 7. 43F-Keith Flach [7][$100]; 8. 93-Craig Mitchell [6][$100]; 9. R2-Rusty Smith [11][$100]; 10. 84-Gary Tomkins [1][$100]; 11. 23-Kyle Coffey [10][$100]

LCS 2 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer
1. 83-Brian Swartzlander [1][-]; 2. 66X-Carey Terrance [3][-]; 3. 42P-Pat Ward [4][-]; 4. 83JR-Tim Sears [2][$100]; 5. 43-Jimmy Horton [6][$100]; 6. 118-Jim Britt [5][$100]; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta [8][$100]; 8. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [9][$100]; 9. 88JR-Olden Dwyer [7][$100]; 10. X-Chad Phelps [10][$100]


Bristol Motor Speedway
151 Speedway Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620 

 http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/

Track Phone
(423) 989-6900

Track History
Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. In both 2000 and 2001, the track was temporarily converted to a dirt track to host the World of Outlaws Channellock Challenge. The conversion involved moving 8,000 cubic feet (230 m3) of red clay onto the track's surface.

Track Size & Type
Typically an asphalt Half-Mile

2021 - Stewart Friesen on April 24, Stewart Friesen on April 26