NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte -- Concord, NC
Saturday, November 06, 2021
Event Info
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Saturday
06
Nov

Winner: Brett Hearn
2nd: Matt Sheppard
3rd: Peter Britten
NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
November 4, 2021 to November 6, 2021
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027 

 http://charlottemotorspeedway.com

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/videos/ngk-ntk-world-of-outlaws-world-finals-the-dirt-track-at-charlotte-2

Event Description
The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The NGK NTK 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 Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the the Super DIRTcar Series, for a full weekend of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Event Schedule
Saturday, November 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. Pit area secured (Pit sweep)
9:00 a.m. Pit gate re-opens
Pit Pass voucher exchange re-opens (event ticket & pit pass voucher must be presented for wristband)
Pit Pass sales resume
10:00 a.m. Souvenir and display area opens
DIRTcar HP Luncheon Hospitality Tent
12 - 3:00 p.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Auction (Dragway Pavilion)
12:00 p.m. Grandstand Gates Open
12:00 p.m. Drivers Meetings (Series trailers, Sprint Cars @ 12:00, Late Models @ 12:15, Big Blocks @ 12:30)
12:30 p.m. Sprint Cars push for heat
I-600 Road closes
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Flag Ceremony
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Qualifying (2 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series non-timed Hot Laps
World of Outlaw Morton Buildings Late Model Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
Super DIRTcar Series Time Trial Groups
World of Outlaws Late Model Qualifying (2 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #1 (8 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #2
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #3
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #4
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #1 (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #2
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #3
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #4
Late Model 2-seater rides
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #1 (8 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #2
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #3
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #4
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws Sprint Car C-Main (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash (6 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #1 (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #2
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #1 (10 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #2
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature (30 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (40 laps)
Victory Lane Celebration (Top 3)
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature (50 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Pit Pass sales end
Victory Late Celebration: Series Championship Awards - All Three Divisions (INFIELD AREA)
END OF SHOW
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#AllDirtRoads

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Yes

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
No

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

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Online Registration for Late Models and Big Block Modifieds

World of Outlaw Late Model Series
Technical/Safety Rules will be under the guidelines of the 2021 World of Outlaws Rulebook

Feature you will get one (1) pound per lap burn-off.

Tire Rule:
1350 or D21 on RF,LR,RR
D70 Right Rear Option
LF will be open tire
{Grooving and Siping is Allowed}

Work Area:
Turns 3 & 4 - 2 laps for flat tires only

Event Format:
1-20 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Two Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
21-24 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
25-27 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | Top 6 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw | One LCS | Top 4 Transfer
28-47 Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Four Heats | Top 4 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw |Two LCS | Top 3 Transfer
48+ Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Six Heats | Top 3 Transfer | Heat Race Winner Redraws | Three LCS | Top 2 Transfer

Driver Radio: 454.0000

Race Recap: THRUSTERS ENGAGE: Brett “The Jet” Hearn claims emotional victory during NGK NTK World Finals

CONCORD, NC – ​​Brett Hearn looked to the sea of phone lights and emphatic fans in near shock. His head fell to the roof of his #20 Big Block Modified and stayed there for a couple of seconds, fists clinched. The Hall of Famer has more than 100 Super DIRTcar Series win, more than 400 DIRTcar sanctioned wins and more than 900 dirt Modified wins, yet on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the NGK NTK World Finals, he looked like he’d just won his first.

The legend of the sport, who has been racing a limited schedule for the last few years – led from green to checkered to pick up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory since 2018 – also his 450th DIRTcar win and 920th dirt Modified win.

“I never really envisioned being back in Victory Lane because I was so far out of the seat,” Hearn said. “If I can’t see myself in Victory Lane, I’ll never get there. I came into tonight visualizing myself on this stage and that’s what happened.”

November 06, 2021: at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. (Zackery Kloosterman)

The moment was also surrounded by multiple page-turning storylines. Matt Sheppard claimed his eighth Series title the same night, surpassing Hearn for the most championships all-time and finished second behind his hero at the end of the 30-lap Feature.

“He’s the greatest of all time,” Sheppard said. “He came down to whoop on us at Charlotte. He could pick no better time to retire!” 

After drawing the SRI Performance Pole Award for the second time in two nights, totaling $1,000 in winnings, Hearn kept his black and yellow #20 Madsen Motorsports Big Block wide enough to hold off charges from Peter Britten, Sheppard and Rocky Warner.  

Hearn, from Sussex, NJ, started from the pole position in both Friday and Saturday night Features but round two had the results he wanted. 

“We just got caught with the wrong tires last night,” Hearn said. “We didn’t anticipate the amount of tire-eat we had and flat out made a bad choice. The car off the trailer was great. The key here is to come out fast and Time Trial well. 

Hearn timed quickest his qualifying group running a 17.210 second lap. He also holds the Big Block lap record at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and is now in sole possession of the all-time wins record at the Concord, NC track with five. 

“When you do that [Time Trial well], it makes everything flow better,” Hearn said. “The fact that we drew the pole and had two chances from the point, it would have been a disappointment not to come out with a win. We won our Heat Race tonight and we knew if we were able to keep the tires under us in the Feature we’d be good.” 

Despite starting from the pole, the race was far from a slam dunk win. Rocky Warner, from Gloversville, NY, and Peter Britten, the Australian in the #21a, showed their doors to the #20 on two occasions, necessitating Hearn to engage the afterburners. 

Warner was all over the rear bumper of Hearn in the early stages but the #98 suffered a flat tire which forced him into the Low-E Insulation Work Area. When the 30-car field went back to green, Hearn found his rhythm. 

“I ran the spot on the track where I felt the best,” Hearn said. “If I saw someone on my right or my left I would adjust my line a little bit. I just had a line that I felt really good with. When I got to lapped cars I could tell that when I got off my line a little bit I wasn’t as good. I was in total rhythm. I finessed the spots on the track where I knew I didn’t have the best traction and nailed the spots where I knew I did.”

November 05, 2021: at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. (HHP/Chris Owens)

On lap 14, calamity struck as Larry Wight, Tim Sears Jr., Duane Howard, and Zach Payne got themselves into a high-speed parking lot at the top between Turn 3 and Turn 4. 

Peter Britten saw his chance on the restart and drove deep into Turn 1 drawing alongside Hearn for the lead. Hearn held “Batman” off for the $10,000 NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals win. 

November 06, 2021: at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. (Michael Fry)

Hearn’s win put an exciting cap to the end of the 2021 season and produced the storyline of youth and legend can get it done in the Super DIRTcar Series with 17-year-old Alex “Kid Rocket” Yankowski winning Friday night’s Feature at the Charlotte dirt track before veteran Brett “The Jet” Hearn parked it on Saturday.

“What a storyline,” Hearn said with a grin. “How old is he? [Referring to Yankowski]. Seventeen and I am a 63-year old. He’s just gotta keep doing what he’s doing. He’s awesome. I watched the highlights of his race last night and was just spot on. It’s not an easy game. Guys are going to take their turns. It’s just cool to see two different guys in Victory Lane.”

Matt Sheppard was catching Hearn after he cleared Britten for second place. The conclusion of the 30-lap Feature made his presumptive championship official. Matt Sheppard won his eighth Super DIRTcar Series championship 

November 06, 2021: at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. (Kevin Ritche)

Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY, finished a disappointing 15th on Friday night but he planted the #9S firmly on the podium on Saturday.  

“Track position was key but we had a really good race car,” Sheppard said. “We took advantage of the restarts to move around. We needed a better start and we might have had a different result. It took me a long time to get around Peter [Britten]. That one caution really hurt me. I had just gotten around him for second and the caution came out. I went back to third and then it took forever to get back by him. Once I got clear I could run Brett [Hearn] down but just ran out time but it was a good night for us.”

Britten, from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, spent most of the race looking at Hearn’s “Follow me to Orange County Fair Speedway” decal on the rear of his Big Block.  

“I was trying to keep my adrenaline down,” Britten said. “It was a tire conservation race and the last thing you need to be is all crazy up on the wheel. I actually could have pushed harder. I went with a softer option. When I was out there, I was thinking it may have been the wrong choice based on feeling how much latch the track had. I really babied it. As it turns out I had more than that I could have pushed with. It’s hard to know. I was just hoping not to blow a tire and not get crushed from behind. I don’t think the tire choice hurt me as far as pace goes. If I knew I had that much tread left, I could have pushed harder.”

It was a 30-lap battle that went to the wire for the two-time Super DIRTcar Series Feature winner. 

 “Hearn was tough,” Britten said. “He would have been hard to pass even if I had pushed. I gave him one good crack on that last restart and got inside him but even though I was inside him I would have had to use him up and I don’t drive like that.”

Unfortunately for the #21a, Sheppard took advantage of Britten’s tightening race car in the closing laps. 

“I got little tight on the longer runs,” Britten noted. “I think my right front was giving up a little bit. Because I was worried about the car, I didn’t want to stress the car too much to keep it turned. I let it go into a push a little too much and Sheppard just got under me.” 

Max McLaughlin, from Mooresville, NC, passed 23 cars to roll the bottom and pass two to three cars at once. “Mad Max” finished seventh after starting 30th. 

November 06, 2021: at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. (HHP/Chris Owens)

When Hearn left the Victory Lane stage, the sea of phone lights and emphatic fans were still there. And so was his glee that made him look like a first time winner all over again.

NEXT IN 2022: The DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are just three months away on February 7-19. Race fans can get their Big Block Modified fix February 14-19. Buy your tickets HERE. If you can’t make it to the biggest dirt racing event in Florida, watch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. 

Feature 30 Laps | 00:18:57.061 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn[1]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[6]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten[2]; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos[5]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 6. 3-Justin Haers[9]; 7. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[30]; 8. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[10]; 9. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[8]; 10. 91-Billy Decker[14]; 11. 19-Tim Fuller[11]; 12. 2L-Jack Lehner[17]; 13. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[13]; 14. 35-Mike Mahaney[15]; 15. 8-Rich Scagliotta[29]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward[16]; 17. 28-Jordan McCreadie[19]; 18. 215-Adam Pierson[21]; 19. 2A-Mike Gular[18]; 20. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[24]; 21. 25-Erick Rudolph[25]; 22. 70A-Alex Payne[28]; 23. 28T-Michael Trautschold[27]; 24. 88D-Olden Dwyer[26]; 25. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[23]; 26. JS98-Rocky Warner[4]; 27. 11T-Jeff Taylor; 28. 17-Marcus Dinkins; 29. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher; 30. 14-CG Morey; 31. 35B-Christopher Curtis; 32. 99L-Larry Wight[7]; 33. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[22]; 34. 8A-Duane Howard[20]; 35. 66-Tim McCreadie[12]; 36. 5H-Chris Hile[31]; Hard Charger – Max McLaughlin (+23)

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Race Results: 11/06/2021 The Dirt Track at Charlotte – World Finals

Feature 30 Laps | 00:18:57.061 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn[1]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[6]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten[2]; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos[5]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 6. 3-Justin Haers[9]; 7. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[30]; 8. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[10]; 9. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[8]; 10. 91-Billy Decker[14]; 11. 19-Tim Fuller[11]; 12. 2L-Jack Lehner[17]; 13. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[13]; 14. 35-Mike Mahaney[15]; 15. 8-Rich Scagliotta[29]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward[16]; 17. 28-Jordan McCreadie[19]; 18. 215-Adam Pierson[21]; 19. 2A-Mike Gular[18]; 20. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[24]; 21. 25-Erick Rudolph[25]; 22. 70A-Alex Payne[28]; 23. 28T-Michael Trautschold[27]; 24. 88D-Olden Dwyer[26]; 25. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[23]; 26. JS98-Rocky Warner[4]; 27. 11T-Jeff Taylor; 28. 17-Marcus Dinkins; 29. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher; 30. 14-CG Morey; 31. 35B-Christopher Curtis; 32. 99L-Larry Wight[7]; 33. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[22]; 34. 8A-Duane Howard[20]; 35. 66-Tim McCreadie[12]; 36. 5H-Chris Hile[31]; Hard Charger – Max McLaughlin (+23)

Qualifying 1 3 Laps | 00:00:36.139 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 00:17.210[1]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 00:17.238[6]; 3. 32R-Ronnie Davis III, 00:17.439[3]; 4. 3-Justin Haers, 00:17.445[8]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner, 00:17.716[4]; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph, 00:17.759[7]; 7. 215-Adam Pierson, 00:17.941[10]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 00:18.066[2]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 00:18.103[5]

Qualifying 2 3 Laps | 00:00:35.447 – 1. 84Y-Alex Yankowski, 00:17.027[9]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten, 00:17.075[1]; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 00:17.210[5]; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 00:17.285[10]; 5. 2A-Mike Gular, 00:17.396[7]; 6. 21M-Bob Mcgannon, 00:17.443[8]; 7. 32CC-Max McLaughlin, 00:17.481[6]; 8. 15-Billy Pauch Jr, 00:17.709[2]; 9. 70A-Alex Payne, 00:17.815[3]; 10. 35B-Christopher Curtis, 00:17.861[4]

Qualifying 3 3 Laps | 00:00:34.496 – 1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 00:16.762[7]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 00:16.870[2]; 3. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 00:16.993[3]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller, 00:17.053[6]; 5. 35-Mike Mahaney, 00:17.144[4]; 6. 28-Jordan McCreadie, 00:17.243[5]; 7. 5H-Chris Hile, 00:17.336[8]; 8. 28T-Michael Trautschold, 00:17.410[1]

Qualifying 4 3 Laps | 00:00:34.895 – 1. 88-Mat Williamson, 00:17.080[8]; 2. 66-Tim McCreadie, 00:17.088[9]; 3. JS98-Rocky Warner, 00:17.163[2]; 4. 83X-Tim Sears Jr, 00:17.179[5]; 5. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher, 00:17.231[3]; 6. 42P-Pat Ward, 00:17.274[6]; 7. 8A-Duane Howard, 00:17.349[4]; 8. 88D-Olden Dwyer, 00:17.566[1]; 9. 11T-Jeff Taylor, 00:17.623[7]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:02:18.000 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn[1]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight[2]; 3. 3-Justin Haers[4]; 4. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[3]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner[5]; 6. 215-Adam Pierson[7]; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta[8]; 8. 25-Erick Rudolph[6]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins[9]; 10. 14-CG Morey[10]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:02:19.594- 1. 21A-Peter Britten[2]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos[4]; 3. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[1]; 4. 91-Billy Decker[3]; 5. 2A-Mike Gular[5]; 6. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[6]; 7. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[7]; 8. 70A-Alex Payne[9]; 9. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[8]; 10. 35B-Christopher Curtis[10]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:02:13.781 – 1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[1]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[2]; 3. 19-Tim Fuller[4]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney[5]; 5. 28-Jordan McCreadie[6]; 6. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[3]; 7. 28T-Michael Trautschold[8]; 8. 5H-Chris Hile[7]

Heat 4 8 Laps | 00:04:07.662 – 1. 88-Mat Williamson[1]; 2. JS98-Rocky Warner[3]; 3. 66-Tim McCreadie[2]; 4. 42P-Pat Ward[6]; 5. 8A-Duane Howard[7]; 6. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[4]; 7. 88D-Olden Dwyer[8]; 8. 11T-Jeff Taylor[9]; 9. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher[5]

Last Chance Showdown 12 Laps | 00:03:28.176 – 1. 215-Adam Pierson[1]; 2. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[4]; 3. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[2]; 4. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[3]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph[9]; 6. 88D-Olden Dwyer[8]; 7. 28T-Michael Trautschold[7]; 8. 70A-Alex Payne[10]; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta[5]; 10. 11T-Jeff Taylor[12]; 11. 17-Marcus Dinkins[13]; 12. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher[15]; 13. 14-CG Morey[16]; 14. 35B-Christopher Curtis[17]; 15. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[6]; 16. 5H-Chris Hile[11]; 17. (DNS) 15-Billy Pauch Jr


The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027 

 http://charlottemotorspeedway.com

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Track Size & Type
4/10 mile semi banked

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2019 - Jimmy Phelps on November 8th; Billy Decker on November 9th
2018 – Brett Hearn and Tim Fuller on November 3rd
2017 – Matt Sheppard on November 4th; Mat Williamson on November 3rd
2016 – Matt Sheppard on October 29th; Matt Sheppard on October 28th
2015 — Tim Kerr on November 8th; Danny Johnson on November 6th
2014 — Danny Johnson on November 8th; Stewart Friesen on November 7th
2013 — Stewart Friesen on November 9th; Brett Hearn on November 8th
2012 — Brett Hearn on November 3rd; Tim Fuller on November 2nd
2011 — Tim McCreadie on November 5th; Tim McCreadie on November 4th
2010 — Tim McCreadie on November 6th; Jimmy Phelps on November 6th
2005 — Tim Fuller on May 25th
2003 — Steve Paine and Kevin Bolland on April 5th
2002 — Tim McCreadie on April 6th
2001 — Brett Hearn and Steve Pain on April 7th