Dillard registers Top-10 finish with World of Outlaws at I-55
Tuesday night found Cade Dillard in action at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Mo.) debuting with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the seventh round of the Hell Tour. (Jacy Norgaard photo)
After topping his time trial group, Cade blew a right-rear tire while running up front in his heat, relegating him into the B-Main. Needing to place second or better, Dillard advanced through the field 10 spots but missed a transfer position with a fourth-place outing.
In a field of 37 cars on Wednesday afternoon at Adams County Speedway (Quincy, Ill.), Dillard followed up a fifth-place finish in his heat with a consolation victory. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Cade dropped one spot to finish 18th.
For another $5,000-to-win event on Thursday evening at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.), Cade laid down fastest lap in his group before picking up a heat race win. Receiving the second-starting position for the feature via the redraw, Dillard paced the field for the opening 37 circuits but suffered a broken yoke on his driveshaft with two laps remaining that ended his night immediately. He was credited with an 18th-place finish.
On Friday, Dillard invaded Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.) as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals collided with the World of Case Late Model Series for the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff. Drawing 46 Late Models for the two-day event, Cade edged his way into the main event with a third-place finish in his heat. Losing three positions in the 40-lap affair, Dillard recorded a 13th-place outing.
For the finale on Saturday, Cade’s third-place finish in his heat race placed him on the fifth row for the $20,000-to-win main event. Carrying a steady pace in the 55-lapper, Dillard notched a 10th-place finish.Back to News