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World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Friday, November 04, 2022
Race Recap  

SECOND TO NONE: Mathieu Desjardins claims first Super DIRTcar Series win in Charlotte

Next season, Mathieu Desjardins is set to take over the #37 Big Block from his teammate Paul St. Sauveur to run on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. If Friday night was a foreshadowing of what is to come, Desjardins has much to look forward to.

Coming into the second night of racing for the Series at the World of Outlaws World Finals, Desjardins had only one previous Series Feature start in America – the night before at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. But the Yamaska, QC driver did not waste any time getting used to racing on foreign soil as he battled for 30 laps to bring home a prestigious World of Outlaws World Finals trophy.

Desjardins drew the Stock Car Steel Pole Award, putting him in the best seat for a potential $10,000 top prize in the 30-lap Feature. When the green flag dropped, Desjardin jumped out in front, holding the lead for the first 13 laps.

Defending Series champion Matt Sheppard, who is poised to win a ninth title on Saturday, crept to the inside of the Quebec native and put on the pressure. After several tight side-by-side battles around the turns with Desjardins riding high and Sheppard taking the inside line, the #9S was able to edge around the #37M and take the lead on Lap 13.

The Waterloo, NY driver commanded the field as he has done several times this season for the next several laps. But after surviving two restarts, his luck ran out after a third yellow flag dropped.

Before the green flag dropped again, Sheppard’s machine came to a rolling stop due to a mechanical issue. This cleared the way for Desjardins to move back into the lead. It also bumped Tim Fuller up to second, who had charged his way forward from 12th.

After Sheppard was assisted off the track, the remaining competitors were back to contending for the final 11 laps.

Desjardins and Fuller kept the battle enticing until the end, with Fuller staying within striking distance until they crossed the finish line. After a valiant attempt, it was not enough to overtake the #37M as he kept his lead to bring home a victory back north of the border.

“It’s really a dream for me to run the Big Block division,” Desjardins said. “In Quebec, we run the Small Block, but it’s just crazy to run the Big Block. I like that a lot. It’s a lot of experience for me to run with Matt Sheppard, Fuller, and all these guys. It’s just crazy.”

Fuller was able to run any line and be fast, but he credited Desjardins’ precision as a reason he struggled to get around him for the lead.

“I was going wherever they were not,” Fuller said. “I could actually go wherever I wanted, it just wasn’t as fast on the bottom, especially when I come up to him [Desjardins] who was running the perfect line. If someone was pulling the perfect line up there, it was really tough to pull up to pass on the bottom.”

Demetrios Drellos rounded out the podium in third, Peter Britten finished in fourth, and Max McLaughlin finished in fifth.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series hits the track Saturday, Nov. 5, for the third and final day of racing at The World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the $15,000-to-win, 40-lap spectacular followed by the official crowning of the season’s champion.

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 37M-Mathieu Desjardins[1]; 2. 19-Tim Fuller[12]; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos[9]; 4. 21A-Peter Britten[5]; 5. 8H-Max McLaughlin[8]; 6. 70A-Alex Payne[21]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph[11]; 8. 91-Billy Decker[2]; 9. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[16]; 10. 215-Adam Pierson[24]; 11. 12-Darren Smith[3]; 12. 88-Mat Williamson[30]; 13. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[6]; 14. 34-Kevin Root[10]; 15. 98JS-Rocky Warner[17]; 16. 3-Justin Haers[19]; 17. 9-Marc Johnson[13]; 18. 2L-Jack Lehner[26]; 19. 99L-Larry Wight[15]; 20. 4-Anthony Perrego[20]; 21. 33-Louden Reimert[22]; 22. 18-Ryan Macartney[18]; 23. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[23]; 24. 8-Rich Scagliotta[14]; 25. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[25]; 26. 14-CG Morey[29]; 27. 37-Paul St Sauveur[28]; 28. (DNF) 9S-Matt Sheppard[4]; 29. (DNF) 17-Marcus Dinkins[27]; 30. (DNF) 26-Ryan Godown[7]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11037MMathieu Desjardins 300.00024Running150$10,000
212+1019Tim Fuller 30-0.5550Running146$5,000
39+6111Demetrios Drellos 30-2.6760Running144$2,500
45+121APeter Britten 30-3.6090Running142$1,800
58+38HMax McLaughlin 30-4.9480Running140$1,600
621+1570AAlex Payne 30-5.6160Running138$1,400
711+425Erick Rudolph 30-7.1320Running136$1,300
82-691Billy Decker 30-7.6140Running134$1,200
916+784YAlex Yankowski 30-8.1640Running132$1,100
1024+14215Adam Pierson 30-8.8890Running130$1,000
113-812Darren Smith 30-8.9390Running128$900
1230+1888Mat Williamson 30-9.6700Running126$800
136-798HJimmy Phelps 30-9.7180Running124$750
1410-434Kevin Root 30-10.6580Running122$750
1517+298JSRocky Warner 30-11.0270Running120$750
1619+33Justin Haers 30-11.5550Running118$750
1713-49Marc Johnson 30-12.2870Running116$750
1826+82LJack Lehner 30-12.3890Running114$750
1915-499LLarry Wight 30-13.3180Running112$750
202004Anthony Perrego 30-13.5930Running110$750
2122+133Louden Reimert 30-14.2780Running108$750
2218-418Ryan Macartney 30-14.6570Running106$750
2323083XTim Sears Jr30-15.2340Running104$750
2414-108Rich Scagliotta 30-15.7510Running102$750
2525021MBob Mcgannon 30-16.1470Running102$750
2629+314CG Morey 30-16.6350Running102$750
2728+137Paul St. Sauveur 29-1 Laps0Running102$750
284-249SMatt Sheppard 19-11 Laps7DNF102$750
2927-217Marcus Dinkins 18-12 Laps0DNF102$750
307-2326Ryan Godown 13-17 Laps0DNF102$750
Hard Charger: Mat Williamson
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1104Anthony Perrego 100.00010Running0$0
22033Louden Reimert 10-2.3400Running0$0
38+5215Adam Pierson 10-4.4660Running0$0
43-12LJack Lehner 10-4.5820Running0$500
54-17ZZachary Payne 10-5.2950Running90$300
65-143Keith Flach 10-6.7330Running90$250
710+332RRonnie Davis III10-8.4650Running90$200
87-121Yan Bussiere 10-9.2800Running90$175
9905Brock Pinkerous 10-10.4820Running90$150
106-417Marcus Dinkins 6-4 Laps0Running0$150
1111020Brett Hearn 1-9 Laps0DNS90$0
Hard Charger: Adam Pierson
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
18+770AAlex Payne 100.0001Running0$0
22083XTim Sears Jr10-0.0679Running0$0
31-221MBob Mcgannon 10-0.6540Running0$0
45+127JDanny Johnson 10-1.2050Running90$500
53-248TOODave Rauscher 10-2.1920Running90$300
66098TTyler Thompson 10-2.4410Running90$250
79+214CG Morey 10-2.5900Running0$200
810+211TJeff Taylor 10-3.0240Running90$175
911+24SPeter Schwartzott Jr 10-3.5890Running90$150
104-637Paul St. Sauveur 10-4.4440Running0$150
117-4151KBBrian McDonald 8-2 Laps0DNF90$150
Hard Charger: Alex Payne
Heat 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1191Billy Decker 132.0940.0005
2221APeter Britten 133.470-1.3764
338HMax McLaughlin 136.472-4.3783
4519Tim Fuller 137.243-5.1492
5684YAlex Yankowski 137.913-5.8191
674Anthony Perrego 138.204-6.1100
742LJack Lehner 139.699-7.6050
8943Keith Flach 141.053-8.9590
9821Yan Bussiere 141.612-9.5180
10105Brock Pinkerous 142.898-10.8040
111120Brett Hearn 142.898-10.8040
Heat 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1188Mat Williamson 132.9010.0005
2237MMathieu Desjardins 134.923-2.0224
34111Demetrios Drellos 135.527-2.6263
439Marc Johnson 137.655-4.7542
5898JSRocky Warner 139.589-6.6881
6633Louden Reimert 140.804-7.9030
757ZZachary Payne 140.898-7.9970
81017Marcus Dinkins 141.317-8.4160
97215Adam Pierson 141.696-8.7950
10932RRonnie Davis III142.627-9.7260
Heat 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1126Ryan Godown 131.2140.0005
2298HJimmy Phelps 133.375-2.1614
3434Kevin Root 139.882-8.6683
458Rich Scagliotta 141.346-10.1322
5318Ryan Macartney 142.144-10.9301
6621MBob Mcgannon 142.485-11.2710
7748TOODave Rauscher 142.677-11.4630
81127JDanny Johnson 143.092-11.8780
99151KBBrian McDonald 143.319-12.1050
10814CG Morey 143.767-12.5530
11104SPeter Schwartzott Jr 145.183-13.9690
Heat 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
129SMatt Sheppard 254.0520.0005
2112Darren Smith 256.065-2.0134
3425Erick Rudolph 256.930-2.8783
4399LLarry Wight 259.104-5.0522
583Justin Haers 259.558-5.5061
61083XTim Sears Jr260.644-6.5920
7537Paul St. Sauveur 260.883-6.8310
8998TTyler Thompson 261.175-7.1230
9770AAlex Payne 261.377-7.3250
10611TJeff Taylor 38.915215.1370
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
111+1091Billy Decker 00.0000Running0$0
29+721APeter Britten 0-0.1410Running0$0
38+58HMax McLaughlin 0-0.2330Running0$0
41-32LJack Lehner 0-0.3080Running0$0
510+519Tim Fuller 0-0.3100Running0$0
64-284YAlex Yankowski 0-0.3120Running0$0
72-54Anthony Perrego 0-0.3510Running0$0
85-321Yan Bussiere 0-0.4560Running0$0
96-343Keith Flach 0-0.5830Running0$0
103-75Brock Pinkerous 0-0.5890Running0$0
117-420Brett Hearn 0-0.5890DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Billy Decker
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
16+588Mat Williamson 00.0000Running0$0
23+137MMathieu Desjardins 0-0.0550Running0$0
310+79Marc Johnson 0-0.0800Running0$0
440111Demetrios Drellos 0-0.1080Running0$0
59+47ZZachary Payne 0-0.1600Running0$0
65-133Louden Reimert 0-0.1730Running0$0
770215Adam Pierson 0-0.2080Running0$0
82-698JSRocky Warner 0-0.5030Running0$0
91-832RRonnie Davis III0-0.6180Running0$0
108-217Marcus Dinkins 0-0.6200Running0$0
Hard Charger: Marc Johnson
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+326Ryan Godown 00.0000Running0$0
23+198HJimmy Phelps 0-0.2260Running0$0
37+418Ryan Macartney 0-0.5260Running0$0
45+134Kevin Root 0-0.5420Running0$0
51-48Rich Scagliotta 0-0.6480Running0$0
62-421MBob Mcgannon 0-0.7030Running0$0
710+348TOODave Rauscher 0-0.7050Running0$0
89+114CG Morey 0-0.7130Running0$0
911+2151KBBrian McDonald 0-0.7140Running0$0
106-44SPeter Schwartzott Jr 0-1.0220Running0$0
118-327JDanny Johnson 0-1.0220DNF0$0
Hard Charger: Ryan Macartney
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
19+812Darren Smith 00.0000Running0$0
25+39SMatt Sheppard 0-0.0910Running0$0
32-199LLarry Wight 0-0.2610Running0$0
46+225Erick Rudolph 0-0.2720Running0$0
51-437Paul St. Sauveur 0-0.2800Running0$0
610+411TJeff Taylor 0-0.2860Running0$0
78+170AAlex Payne 0-0.3120Running0$0
83-53Justin Haers 0-0.4640Running0$0
94-598TTyler Thompson 0-0.4670Running0$0
107-383XTim Sears Jr0-0.5840Running0$0
Hard Charger: Darren Smith
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws World Finals
Friday, November 04, 2022
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Event Description
For the first time ever, the most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with not three, but four days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, for four full days of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Event Schedule
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*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#AllDirtRoads

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
all seating

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers
Fans can bring in a soft-sided cooler no bigger than 14x14x14 and a bag/backpack no bigger than 18x18x14. Hard coolers are not allowed through the gates. Coolers are not allowed in Suites.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section
n/a

Parking Cost
FREE

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Track Info  

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Track Type
0.400; semi banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Late Model Track Record
14.183 seconds by Kyle Larson on 11/5/20

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Tire Rules
(LF Open Tire) {LF MUST remain on the LF all night}
(Hoosier 1350) RF/LR/RR
(Hoosier LCB70) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.