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Where You Can Find Dirt Late Model Stars Racing This Weekend

Where You Can Find Dirt Late Model Stars Racing This Weekend

With a smorgasbord of dirt late model events on the calendar this week, we break down where we expect to see some of the sport's biggest stars.

Oct 20, 2022 by Brandon Paul
Where You Can Find Dirt Late Model Stars Racing This Weekend

Many of dirt late model racing's biggest stars will be spread throughout the country this weekend with a smorgasbord of races being contested. With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season concluded and the World of Outlaws Late Model season hitting the homestretch, it's the time of year where many drivers are staying closer to home and chasing money in their region. 

Let's take a look at where we can expect (or not expect) to see some of the sport's biggest stars this weekend: 

Keystone Cup at Bedford Speedway (Friday-Saturday)

Billed as the biggest race in the 86-year history at Bedford Speedway, the Keystone Cup will award $22,000 to the winner of Saturday's Late Model main event. 

We expect to see a strong contingent of Pennsylvania stars in attendance including Gregg Satterlee and Rick Eckert. 

A more surprising entry for the event comes in the form of North Carolina star Chris Ferguson, who announced on Wednesday his intentions to compete in the race.

World of Outlaws Midwest Swing (Friday-Sunday)

World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship contenders Dennis Erb, Jr. and Tanner English lead the list of drivers expected to travel to the Midwest for a three-race swing in Kansas and Missouri. Brandon Sheppard is also planning on making the trip in his family-owned No. B5 machine. Other drivers expected to make the trip include Shane Clanton and Max Blair. 

The three-race weekend will include stops at Humboldt Speedway (Friday), 81 Speedway (Saturday) and US 36 Raceway (Sunday). 

Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park (Friday-Saturday)

The 28th Annual Fall Classic, which pays $12,500 to win, is expected to bring both national and regional stars to Whynot Motorsports Park. 

Full-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors Tyler Erb and Spencer Hughes are among the drivers planning to compete in the event. 

Dennis Erb, Jr. is the two-time defending winner but will not be back this year to defend his title. 

Powell Family Memorial at All-Tech Raceway (Friday-Saturday)

The 27th Annual Powell Family Memorial is the richest dirt late model race on the schedule this weekend. With a $27,000 check awaiting the winner, the race will attract stars from the Sunshine State and beyond. 

A few drivers to keep an eye on include Kyle Bronson, Mark Whitener and the Hunt The Front duo of Joseph Joiner and Jesse Enterkin. 

Jimmy Owens is the defending winner of the race but he has not announced plans to defend his crown. 

Fall 50 at Florence Speedway (Saturday)

You can't mention Florence Motor Speedway without saying the name Josh Rice. The home state driver has dominated events at the Kentucky half-mile oval and will look to do the same this weekend in the $10,000-to-win Fall 50. 

In order to defend his home turf, Rice will need to beat one of the best in the business. Bobby Pierce, the driver ranked fourth in the latest DirtonDirt.com power rankings, is expected to make the trip to Florence for Saturday's event. 

Ultimate Super Late Models at Cherokee Speedway (Saturday)

$10,000 will be on the line when the Ultimate Super Late Model Series visits "The Place Your Momma Warned You About" on Saturday evening. 

Brandon Overton, the fifth-ranked driver in the DirtonDirt.com power rankings, is expected to enter the event. In order to come out victorious, he'll need to beat some of the Carolinas best including Ross Bailes, Carson Ferguson and more. 

Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (Saturday-Sunday)

You may find yourself currently saying, "Eastern States isn't a dirt late model race." Well, you would be right. 

However, that isn't stopping Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion Tim McCreadie from competing in the event. T-Mac is planning to strap in behind the wheel of a Big-Block Modified to chase the $40,000 prize on the line at Orange County Fair Speedway. 

Weekend Off

Jonathan Davenport and Chris Madden are both among the list of drivers who will likely be on the sideline this weekend. You can also add Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, Ricky Thornton Jr., Hudson O'Neal and Jimmy Owens to this list.