Cade and the team have had a strong hot rod since unloading here in Arizona. On opening night Saturday, they had a solid finish of 7th but another strong effort Sunday was shortened by mechanical troubles and the team failed to finish the feature race. Four more nights remain here in the desert.
After taking the lead on lap 2 of the 25-lap late model main event, Cade stretched out a big lead but got tangled up with a lapped car. That ended his night and what looked like a sure win wound up being a 24th-place finish.
After topping qualifying on Friday night, Saturday's finale was postponed to Sunday where Cade marched to victory in the main event to collect the $2,000 top prize and notch his first checkered flag of the season.
Cade and the S&S Fishing & Rental team competed at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on March 9 in the season opener for the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. After a runner-up finish to Zack VanderBeek in the second heat race, Cade captured his “B” Main and then rolled off 13th for the 40-lap feature. On a rough-and-tumble racing surface, Cade worked his was to the front and eventually claimed a third-place paycheck after apparent winner Lucas Lee was disqualified. The team heads for a Saturday night showdown at the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss.
The fifth round of Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks took place Saturday night at the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., with 43 entries on hand. Cade started 3rd in his heat race and came home the winner, and then redrew the third starting spot for the main event. After a after a spirited battle from start to finish and leading several laps in the caution-free 40-lap feature, Cade eventually settled for the runner-up honors behind Stormy Scott, but came away as the points leader in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. The next event on tap for "The Thriller" is the King of America VIII presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan.
The King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit took place at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 15-17, with 84 cars and drivers signed in for battle over the three nights. In Thursday's USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup event, Cade raced from 10th to 5th in his heat race, and then finished 3rd in his "B" Main. After starting 24th in the main event, he clawed his was to an 11th-place finish and earned the Eibach Spring Forward Award for advancing 19 positions throughout the night. He also protected his point lead in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Of Friday, each driver competed in two heat races. Cade finished 6th after starting 3rd in his first qualifier, and then roared from 10th to 5th in his second heat, leaving him 34th in passing points. On Saturday, "The Thriller" went from 9th to 7th in the "C" Main and then scored the 12th and final transfer spot in the S&S Fishing & Rental "B" Main. In the main event, Cade passed several cars but was unable to finish, dropping out after 62 of the 75 laps were in the books. He finished 17th.
Cade parked his late model Friday night for the COMP Cams Series race at the Timberline Speedway.
Cade trekked to th4 Lonestar Speedway on Saturday and left with a 10th-place finish in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series main event.
Cade and crew hauled the MB Customs late model to the Moulton Speedway in Alabama Friday for the Bama 50, finishing second in the main event.
On Friday, Cade started 22nd and finished 13th in his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series start. On Saturday, he started 22nd again and worked his way up to an 11th-place finish.
In Friday night’s USMTS event at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Cade started and finished second in his heat race and then claimed a fifth-place finish in the 40-lap feature after starting 10th.
Saturday at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, Cade's seventh-place heat race finish left him starting 11th in his "B" Main. Undaunted, he marched to a win to earn the 14th starting spot in the 40-lap "A" Main. After surviving several cautions, he was sitting second when the final yellow waved near the end to et up a green-white-checkered finish, but it wasn't enough as "The Thriller' settled for the runner-up paycheck behind Rodney Sanders.
Cade competed in the MARS Late Model Series on May 11 at the Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill., finishing 14th in the main event.
Started 14th and finished 9th tonight at the 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wis., in our first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race.
Had a motor laying down tonight so we loaded up.