Dillard enjoys strong showing with World of Outlaws at Mississippi Thunder
Cade Dillard made the trek to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Thursday night to pull double duty for the second annual Dairyland Showdown. (Jacy Norgaard photo)
In a field of 38 World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series entries, Dillard edged his way into the preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Cade gained five positions in the 30-lapper to finish fourth. He followed Bobby Pierce, Stormy Scott, and Mike Marlar across the line with Tyler Bruening coming in fifth.
With a stout field of 73 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on hand for the three-day event, Cade’s ninth-to-sixth run in his heat relegated him into the B-Main. Transferring the top-four into the show, Dillard fell short with a ninth-place outing.
On Friday evening, Cade followed up the second-fastest time in his Late Model qualifying group with a heat win. Receiving the second-starting position for the feature via the redraw, Dillard dropped three spots to finish fifth. He trailed Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Tyler Erb, and Spencer Hughes to the checkers.
Following a sixth-place finish in his Modified heat, Dillard raced forward four spots in his B-Main but missed a transfer position by one spot.
For the finale on Saturday, Dillard passed four cars in his heat race to place second. Starting the $50,000-to-win Dairyland Showdown finale in eighth, Cade inched forward one position in the 75-lapper to place seventh.
In his Modified, Cade secured his spot into the USMTS finale with a runner-up finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Dillard faded one spot to register a 10th-place finish.