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September 18, 2021 - New Family First apparel now on sale
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September 18, 2021 - Dillard scores emotional victory Texas Dirt Nationals opener at Texas Motor Speedway
1Cade Dillard kicked off the inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway with a $10,000 victory on Friday night in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Michael Boggs Photography)

"I lost my grandpa this week, and I know he was riding with me," Dillard said haltingly in Victory Lane Friday night. "He loved racing and to do this for him means the world to me. This is probably one of the coolest places to win at. I won the Modified race here in '14, and I feel like that kind of really set my career up to be where I'm at today, you know? Like I said, to get one of these cowboy hats at a facility like this and these fans, it's pretty cool. I hope my car owner (Shane Sprinkle) is watching. He's been under the weather and I'm happy to get this for them. I owe all this to him. He gave me these opportunities."

1Cade Dillard traveled to The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) on Friday evening to take part in the opening round of the inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals.

Drawing 33 Late Models for the two-day event, Cade qualified fifth fastest in his group in time trials before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. Going from third-to-first on the opening circuit of the feature, Dillard led flag-to-flag in the 25-lapper to register his fourth win of the season, which came ahead of Billy Moyer, Stormy Scott, Brandon Overton, and Bobby Pierce. He dedicated the $10,000 victory to his late grandfather who passed six days prior.

On Saturday, Dillard’s second-place finish in his heat race positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the $50,000-to-win finale. With only 30 laps to gain ground, Cade rebounded to finish 14th after he pitted with a flat right-rear tire on the third lap while running in fifth.


For more information on the races, please visit www.RaceXR.com.

September 11, 2021 - Cade Dillard races to Top-10 finish at Ark-La-Tex
1Friday night saw Cade Dillard rejoin the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, La.) as 46 entries attended the ninth annual Cajun Clash. Following a fourth-place finish in his heat, Dillard secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with runner-up finish in his B-Main. Rolling off 15th, Cade passed eight cars in the 40-lap affair to register a seventh-place finish.

The following night at Revolution Park (Monroe, La.), Cade jumped up one spot in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Earning the pole position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Dillard was an early retiree on the 12th circuit.


For more information on the races, please visit www.USMTS.com.

September 5, 2021 - Dillard pulls out Modified for USMTS weekend
1After Friday’s opener at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) fell victim to Mother Nature, Cade Dillard kicked off his Labor Day weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Saturday afternoon at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.). In a field of 62 cars, Cade locked his spot into the opening night feature with a second-place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Dillard was an early retiree from the 40-lapper with eight circuits remaining.

On Sunday afternoon at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) for the ninth annual War in West Union, Dillard edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Starting in 12th, Cade was an early exit on the 20th lap.


For more information on the races, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 28, 2021 - Pair of sixth-place finishes with World of Outlaws at Davenport
1Cade Dillard returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Thursday afternoon at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for the three-day Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking. In a field of 38 cars, Dillard secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a heat race win. Losing three spots in the 40-lap affair, Cade recorded a sixth-place finish. (Mike Ruefer photo)

On Friday, Cade clocked in third fastest in his group before placing second in his heat. Clawing forward one spot in the main event, Dillard notched a sixth-place finish.

For the finale on Saturday, Dillard edged his way into the $30,000-to-win Quad Cities 150 with a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting in 17th, Cade was an early retiree from the 70-lapper after bringing out a caution on lap 37.


For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

August 21, 2021 - 11th-place finish in Topless prelim at Batesville
1After Mother Nature condensed the three-day event into a two-day program, Cade Dillard was one of 47 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) on Friday for the 29th annual Comp Cams Topless 100. With the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat race pinning him 14th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Cade passed three cars in the 30-lapper to place 11th. (Heath Lawson photo)

With his 11th-place finish on Friday locking him into the 11th-starting position for Saturday night’s $40,000-to-win Topless 100, Dillard lost three positions in the 100-lap affair to finish 14th.


For more information on the races, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 14, 2021 - Dillard scores podium finish in Modified at Texas Motor Speedway
1Monday night found Cade Dillard in action at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas) piloting the No. 4x Modified for the final round of the Red River Modified Tour. After starting the night off with a heat race win, Dillard passed five cars in the feature to place third. He followed Lance Mari and Rodney Sanders across the line with Bobby Ruffin and Philip Houston rounding out the Top-5.

For more information on the race, please visit www.RaceXR.com.

August 7, 2021 - 11th-place finish in USA Nationals at Cedar Lake
1On Thursday afternoon, 49 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries were in the pit area at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature leading up the 34th annual USA Nationals. After topping the charts in time trials, Cade Dillard logged a fourth-place finish in his heat race, relegating him into the B-Main. (Todd Boyd photo)

1With persistent rain shifting his consolation event to Friday, Dillard locked his spot into the A-Main with a 10-lap victory. Passing seven cars in the 30-lapper, Cade recorded a 13th-place outing.

Later that evening for a pair of heat races, Cade followed a runner-up finish in his first heat with a fourth-place finish in the second round. With the top 16 in passing points getting locked into the main event on Saturday, Dillard sat in sixth overall, sending him into the Dash. Outrunning Ashton Winger in the eight-lapper, Cade locked into the pole for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win USA Nationals.

Fading outside the Top-10, Cade Dillard dropped 10 spots in the 100-lap affair to place 11th.


Cade climbed to sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

August 3, 2021 - Dillard tops World of Outlaws foes at Outagamie Speedway
1The 2021 season has been full of speedbumps and bad luck for Cade Dillard. However, on Tuesday night at Wisconsin’s Outagamie Speedway, he put that all behind him to take his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The win marked his second World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series win of the year and was worth $10,000.

"It just feels good," Dillard concluded in his emotional victory lane interview as he captured his second WoO victory of the season and fourth of his career. His previous victory came April 30 at Boone (Iowa) Speedway.

"It's been a rough year and these are hard to come by," Dillard said in victory lane with halting voice. "We're definitely racing against the best in the country and just to be able to race with these two Brandons (Overton and Sheppard) here is an honor in itself, but to be able to outrun 'em is pretty humbling. Like I said it's been a pretty rough year, so this feels good. We just had a really good car, and we've been working hard at it. Hopefully things have turned around."

1Cade Dillard followed the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wis.) on Tuesday afternoon for the FVP Platinum Batteries Showdown.

In a field of 29 cars, Dillard’s heat race win promoted him into the redraw. Receiving the fourth-starting position, Dillard whizzed past Brandon Overton for the lead on the 15th circuit and held off Brandon Sheppard late to capture his third overall win of the season and fourth of his career with the series. He finished ahead of Sheppard, Chris Madden, Ryan Gustin, and Brandon Overton to claim $10,000.


Cade sits in seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 31, 2021 - Prairie Dirt Classic brings Cade Dillard to Fairbury Speedway
1Friday night saw Cade Dillard pick back up with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series as 74 entries crammed into the pits at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. With the massive field split into two groups for time trials, Dillard’s 20th fastest qualifying effort placed him 10th on the starting grid for his $3,000-to-win preliminary feature. Locking the Top 4 into the main event on Saturday, Cade logged an eighth-place finish.

1Rolling off sixth in his B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the show, Cade posted a fifth-place finish, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic. Starting in 29th, Dillard gained eight spots in the 100-lap affair to finish 21st.
(Josh James Artwork)

Cade remains in seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 18, 2021 - Runner-up finish in Red Cedar Speedway
1Cade Dillard overcame illness and bad luck to end the World of Outlaws western swing on a high note in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

After having to sit out Tuesday’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event at Gondik Law Speedway due to a bout with food poisoning, Dillard bounced back to lead a lap in Sunday night’s race at Red Cedar Speedway before settling into a runner-up finish behind Brandon Sheppard.

"I could get to him (Brandon Sheppard), but if I got any closer I couldn't really turn. I got that one good run in lapped traffic there and might've been far enough to slide him, might not have. He always runs me clean, so I was going to make sure I done the same,” Dillard said. “We'll take it. It's been a rough year, so it's rewarding to finally be turning it around a little bit. I’m going to enjoy a camping trip with my family this weekend, and then next week we’ll get back it at Fairbury."

1After an illness sidelined him on Tuesday afternoon at Gondik Law Speedway (Superior, Wis.), Cade Dillard picked back up with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday evening at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, N.D.).

In a field of 34 cars, Cade clocked in fourth fastest in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race win. Locked into the third-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Dillard faded one spot to register a fourth-place finish. He followed Dennis Erb Jr., Jimmy Mars, and Ryan Gustin across the line with Brandon Sheppard coming in fifth.

On Saturday afternoon at I-94 Sure Step Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minn.), Dillard posted a third-place finish in his heat, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Cade clawed forward one spot in the 40-lapper to finish sixth.

For the weekend finale on Sunday at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wis.), Cade advanced two spots in his heat race to place second, which came behind Jimmy Mars.

Rolling off fifth for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Dillard challenged leader Brandon Sheppard for the top spot throughout the second half of the race, briefly taking the lead on lap 20. He made a final charge late in the race but came in second at the line, trailing Sheppard to the checkers. Chris Madden, Jimmy Mars, and Ricky Weiss completed the Top-5 finishers.


Cade sits in seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 10, 2021 - Cade breaks while leading at Jackson, finishes fifth on Saturday
1On Friday afternoon Cade Dillard returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series as they headed north to Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minn.) for the two-day event. With a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Chad Simpson sending him into the redraw, Dillard earned the second-starting position for the opening night feature. After setting the pace for the first 27 circuits, Cade suffered a broken right-rear wheel that dropped him to the tail. He rebounded in the remaining distance to finish 12th. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

1After coming in fourth fastest in his group on Saturday, Cade streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which promoted him into the redraw. Starting on the pole for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Dillard faded four spots in the 50-lapper to register a fifth-place finish. He trailed Dennis Erb Jr., Frank Heckenast Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Chris Madden to the checkers.

Cade is currently sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 1, 2021 - Dillard scores seventh-place finish in Hell Tour action at Davenport
1Wednesday night saw Cade Dillard return with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the eighth stop of the Hell Tour at Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wis.). Following the sixth fastest lap in time trials, Cade posted a runner-up finish in his heat, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the feature. After running in the top-five for the majority of the race, Dillard got caught behind a lapped-car while battling for third in the final laps that ended his night immediately.

1The following night at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on the quarter-mile oval, Dillard clocked in fourth fastest in his group before streaking to a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Cade faded three spots in the 40-lapper to register a seventh-place finish. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For more information on the races, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

June 26, 2021 - Top-10 finish in Firecracker opener at Lernerville
1Cade Dillard debuted with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Wednesday afternoon as the series invaded La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Ill.) for the sixth round of the Hell Tour. In a field of 35 cars, Dillard timed in fourth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat race, trailing Ryan Unzicker. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Cade faded four spots in the 40-lapper to finish 12th. (Jim DenHamer photo)

1On Thursday morning, Cade and crew trekked to Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) to the track where he picked up his biggest career payday ($30,000) a year prior. Drawing 53 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for 15th annual Firecracker 100 weekend, Dillard locked his spot into the preliminary feature with an eight-lap heat race victory. With $6,000 on the line, Cade lost one spot to register a seventh-place finish.

1For another preliminary feature on Friday afternoon, Cade grabbed the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Dropping five positions in the 30-lap affair, Dillard logged a 21st-place outing. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

With preliminary results determining the starting lineups for heat races on Saturday, Dillard outran fellow front-row starter Chub Frank in his heat to pick up the win. Receiving the pole position for the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 via the redraw, Cade was running up front early but slipped back to 12th after getting over the backstretch banking on lap 18.

Cade remains in fifth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

June 17, 2021 - Dillard begins eastern swing at Stateline Speedway
1 Cade Dillard was one of 36 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Stateline Speedway (Busti, N.Y.) on Thursday night to kick off the three-race eastern swing. With a second-place finish in his heat race behind Chris Hackett placing him eighth on the starting grid for the opening night feature, Dillard rebounded to finish 17th after getting spun around on the eighth lap.

Mother Nature won Friday and Saturday night's events at Thunder Mountain Speedway (Knoxdale, Pa.) and Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pa.).

Cade sits in fifth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

June 5, 2021 - 11th-place finish with World of Outlaws at Plymouth
1 Picking back up with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Cade Dillard traveled to Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Ind.) on Friday evening as the series made his debut at the brand new quarter-mile oval. In a field of 33 cars, Cade came in second in his heat race behind Billy Moyer, sending him into the redraw. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the opening night feature, Dillard brought out the first caution of the race on lap 28 when he suffered a broken rear end.

On Saturday afternoon at Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, Ind.), Dillard posted a seventh-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 19th on the starting grid for the finale. With $10,000 on the line, Cade passed eight cars in the 40-lapper to finish 11th.

Cade is currently fifth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

May 22, 2021 - Dillard attends World of Outlaws doubleheader at Port Royal
1 On Friday afternoon Cade Dillard made the trek to Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader. With 43 cars on hand for the Huey Wilcoxon Memorial, Dillard came in fifth in his heat race before streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting the opening night feature in 17th, Cade passed four cars in the 40-lapper to place 13th.

1The following night for the Billy Vacek Memorial, Cade fell short of a transfer position in his heat race and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the $15,000-to-win A-Main. Passing 10 cars to earn the hard-charger honors, Dillard recorded a 13th-place finish. (Rick Neff photo)

Cade is sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

May 8, 2021 - Fourth-place finish in Dairyland Showdown opener at MTS
1 Cade Dillard followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Friday afternoon to kick off the two-day Dairyland Showdown. Drawing 38 cars, Cade jumped up two spots in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Starting the $12,500-to-win A-Main in fourth, Dillard held his spot to register a fourth-place finish, trailling Brandon Sheppard, Brent Larson and Jimmy Mars to the checkers with Chris Madden coming in fifth. (Jacy Norgaard photo) 1

After coming in third fastest in his group on Saturday, Dillard posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the finale. With $22,500 on the line, Cade clawed forward two spots in the 60-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

Cade remains in sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

May 1, 2021 - Dillard grabs preliminary feature victory at Boone Speedway
1The past month has been one of the most challenging stretches of Cade Dillard’s career. From hard crashes to mechanical failures, the Louisiana native has endured considerable adversity. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

However, over the course of last weekend Dillard enjoyed better luck. In fact, he even added his first win of the year in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model with a World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings victory in the opening round of the Hawkeye 100 at Boone Speedway.

“I don’t think it’s a big secret that we’ve battled an unbelievable amount of bad luck for the past month. However, there’s been no quit in this team, and to go to Victory Lane this past weekend was a much-needed boost that our whole team needed,” Dillard said. “We got a win on Friday, and then on Saturday we had a fast car and were running in the Top 5 before the flat tire. Even though we had the flat, it was still a good night and a good weekend for us, and we’ll look to build on that in Wisconsin this weekend.”

1Friday night found Cade Dillard in action at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Hawkeye 100. With a pair of preliminary features set for Friday, Dillard qualified third-fastest, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the 25-lap A-Main.

Slipping past race-long pacesetter Brandon Sheppard on lap 19, Cade led the remaining six circuits to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 prize. He topped Shannon Babb, Sheppard, Billy Moyer, and Ricky Weiss at the line.

With the grid for the second preliminary feature set by inverting the top-12 finishers from the first feature, Cade improved four spots in the 25-lapper to register a ninth-place finish.

On Saturday, Dillard picked up a heat race victory, locking him into sixth-starting position for the $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100. Starting on the second row for the first-ever three-wide start, Cade ran in the Top 5 before suffering a flat tire. He rejoined the tail of the field and went on to salvage a 13th-place finish in the 100-lapper.


Cade has climbed to sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

May 1, 2021 - Dillard grabs preliminary feature victory at Boone Speedway
1Friday night found Cade Dillard in action at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Hawkeye 100. With a pair of preliminary features set for Friday, Dillard timed in third fastest overall in qualifying, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the 25-lap A-Main. Slipping past race-long pacesetter Brandon Sheppard on lap 19, Cade led the remaining six circuits to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 prize. He topped Shannon Babb, Sheppard, Billy Moyer, and Ricky Weiss at the line.

With the grid for the second preliminary feature set by inverting the top-12 finishers from the first feature, Cade improved four spots in the 25-lapper to register a ninth-place finish.

For the full program on Saturday, Dillard picked up a heat race victory, locking him into sixth-starting position for the $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100. Starting on the second row for the first-ever three-wide start, Cade salvaged a 13th-place finish in the 100-lapper after suffering a flat tire while running in fifth.


Cade has climbed to sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the race, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

April 23, 2021 - 13th place finish with World of Outlaws at Richmond Raceway
1Cade Dillard returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway (Richmond, Ky.) debuting in a white paint scheme on his Joel's Auto Sales No. 97 Late Model. With 29 car entered, Cade scored a third-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Losing two spots in the 40-lap affair, Dillard recorded a 13th-place outing. (Michael Moats photo)

An unfavorable forecast nixed Saturday's night World of Outlaws stop at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, Ohio).


For more information on the race, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

April 11, 2021 - Cade Dillard uninjured in violent wreck at Bristol
1On Friday afternoon, Cade Dillard was one of 29 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries invited to Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) as the famed facility covered the half-mile oval in dirt for the two-day Bristol Bash. Following the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group, Dillard secured his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Rick Eckert. Receiving the eighth-starting position via the redraw, Cade suffered a blow-out on his right-front tire on lap 18 that sent him slamming into the wall. He was able to escape the collision unharmed. (Josh James Artwork)

1After Saturday evening’s program was postponed to Sunday afternoon, Cade elected to start-and-park in the feature, just completing one lap before pulling in.


For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

April 3, 2021 - Dillard notches runner-up finish in Illini 100 at Farmer City
1 After a spirited battle for the lead in the closing laps of Saturday night’s Illini 100 finale, Cade Dillard came up just short of the $20,000 win in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

From the sixth-starting spot Dillard surged to the lead on a lap 70 restart, and paced the next four laps before Bobby Pierce slipped past on the white flag lap.

“We had such a long green-flag run, and honestly I didn’t even know where I was at,” said Dillard. “Then we had the caution and they said we were third, and then Thornton fell out and that put us in second.

“I was probably just too conservative at the end. I probably should’ve just, when I got to the lead, ripped the top. I was hoping not to get took out being up there in the lead like that, but I was so good through the middle and the bottom the whole race and I stayed there. By the time (crew chief) Donnie (Pederson) pointed at me to get up, it was too late at that point.

“We had a good car,” he added, “but I probably should’ve been a little more aggressive at the end. After the bad luck we’ve had for the few months on the Outlaws tour, we’ll definitely take this finish and look to build on it at Bristol.”

On Friday afternoon, Cade Dillard was one of 46 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the opening round of the two-day Illini 100. After registering the eighth fastest lap in his time trial group, Dillard posted a third-place finish in his heat race. Starting the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature in 12th, Cade advanced forward six spots in the 25-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

1The following night, Cade timed in fourth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat race behind Bobby Pierce. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the $20,000-to-win Illini 100 via the redraw, Dillard powered ahead of Chris Madden for third on lap 67 and overtook Bobby Pierce for the lead three laps later following a lap-70 restart. Unable to keep early race-leader Pierce at bay in the closing laps, Cade Dillard notched a runner-up finish behind Pierce with Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert rounding out the Top-5.  (Jacy Norgaard photo)

With his runner-up finish on Saturday night, Cade climbed to eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings.

For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.


March 26, 2021 - 12th place finish in Rock Gault Memorial opener at Cherokee
1Cade Dillard returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the two-day Rock Gault Memorial. With the 43-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Cade finished in fifth in his heat, which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Fading outside the Top-10, Dillard dropped three spots in the 25-lapper to register a 12th-place outing. (Kevin Ritchie photo)

Persistent rain overnight postponed Saturday’s $40,000-to-win finale to a later date to be named.

Cade sits in 11th in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the race, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

March 13, 2021 - Cade Dillard races to first win of the season in Ronny Adams Memorial finale
1Ending a streak of bad luck to start the season, Cade Dillard captured Saturday’s Ronny Adams Memorial finale at Boothill Speedway.

Inheriting the lead just before halfway, Dillard led the remaining distance in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to earn a $7,000 payday.

“I knew I had a really good car at the beginning so I was trying to ride around the bottom as long as I could, but I knew the top was probably better but it’s easy to mess up (running) up there,” Dillard said. “Once that happened (the incident ahead of him) I knew it was probably time to go so we moved up. We’ve had a lot of bad luck lately, so it’s pretty rewarding to do this in front of my family and just be close to home in general.”

Friday night found Cade Dillard in action at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La. for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) doubleheader. Drawing 34 cars for the Ronny Adams Memorial, Dillard edged his way into the opening night feature with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $3,000 on the line, Cade jumped up two spots in the 30-lapper to register an eighth-place finish.

1In a field of 32 cars on Saturday, Cade followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Timothy Culp with an eight-lap heat race victory. Inheriting the lead on lap 19 of the feature after the two frontrunners tangled while batting for the top spot, Dillard charged to his first win of the season over Ashton Winger, Brian Rickman, Earl Pearson Jr., and Logan Martin. He pocketed $7,000 for his efforts. (Scott Burson photo)

For more information on the races, please visit www.CompDirt.com.

March 6, 2021 - Bad luck resurfaces in Tennessee Tipoff at Smoky Mountain
1On Saturday afternoon the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series picked back up at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. With 51 Late Models on hand, Cade Dillard laid down the third fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat behind Ricky Thornton Jr. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Dillard was collected with another competitor on sixth lap that forced him to retire early with heavy damage to his nose. (Josh James Artwork)

Cade remains in 11th in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the race, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

February 12, 2021 - 12th place finish in fifth round of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia
1Cade Dillard returned to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the opening round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a stout field of 51 Late Models, Cade fell short of a transfer position in his heat with a sixth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation win, Dillard locked into the 21st-starting position for the main event. With $7,000 on the line, Cade improved six spots in the 30-lapper to finish 15th.

1The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Dillard recorded a fourth place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Locking in the Top 2, Cade came one spot shy with a third-place outing. (Josh James Artwork)

1On Wednesday evening as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Dillard faded back to a seventh place finish in his heat after bringing out the first caution of the race on the opening lap. Failing to place second or better in his B-Main, Cade was one of 11 cars that received a provisional into the A-Main. Improving seven spots in the 40-lap affair, Dillard recorded an 18th-place outing.

For the fourth round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Cade followed up the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Starting the feature in sixth, Dillard experienced brake issues on the second lap that sent him spinning, causing a multi-car tangle that resulted in a DNF.

1With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday night, Dillard edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 15th, Cade clawed forward three spots in the 40-lapper to register a 12th-place finish. (Michael Boggs Photography)

Persistent rain overnight on Friday wiped out Saturday night’s finale.


Cade is 11th in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

January 16, 2021 - Dillard notches runner-up finish in World of Outlaws opener at Volusia
1Making the 12-hour trip to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.), Cade Dillard was one of 38 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand on Thursday afternoon to kick off the 2021 season with the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals. Taking the Top-4 from heat races, Cade posted a runner-up finish behind Dale McDowell, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Clawing his way to the front, Dillard snuck past race-long pacesetter Kyle Bronson after the leader bobbled on lap 21 to assume command of the top spot. He began distancing himself from the field until a caution on lap 34 setup a late-race restart on lap-35. After contact with another competitor on the restart slowed his momentum, Cade slipped back to second in the closing laps, placing him second on the rundown behind Kyle Bronson with Kyle Strickler, Rick Eckert, and David Breazeale rounding out the Top-5. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

1After Mother Nature wiped out the second round of the Sunshine Nationals on Friday, Dillard came in third in his qualifying group on Saturday before fading back to a seventh place finish in his heat. With a provisional already guaranteed, Cade elected to scratch from his B-Main and tag the tail for the $10,000-to-win finale. Getting slammed into by another competitor shortly after the halfway point of the feature, Dillard was forced pitside on lap 23 with severe damage to the rear-end of his No. 97 machine.

With the first weekend in the books, Cade is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.


December 16, 2020 - Cade Comes Back: Dillard determined to continue rapid rise with World of Outlaws in 2021
1 First career feature win? Check.
First career crown jewel? Check.
Most Improved Driver? Check.

What’s next? How ’bout a championship.

After surging up the standings and becoming a contender night-in and night-out in 2020, Cade Dillard of Robeline, LA will return to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series with titles hopes in 2021. <<MORE>>

November 14, 2020 - Dillard records 13th place finish in Cotton Pickin' 100 opener
1Friday night found Cade Dillard in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) for the Cotton Pickin’ 100 weekend. Drawing 34 Late Models for the two-day event, Dillard edged his way into the opening night feature with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $4,000 on the line, Cade clawed forward three spots in the 30-lapper to finish 13th. (Robert Holman photo | DirtonDirt.com)

1The following night, Cade came in fourth in his heat, which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win Cotton Pickin’ 100 finale. After challenging for a Top-10 finish in the early going of the 70-lap affair, Dillard was an early retiree on lap 50.

For more information on the event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

November 5, 2020 - Eighth place finish in Last Call opener at Charlotte, finishes third in World of Outlaws standings
1Cade Dillard wrapped up his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series last week. The driver known as “Thriller” ended the 2020 campaign with two wins, 13 Top-5’s, and 24 Top-10 performances behind the wheel of his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Dillard recorded his first win on the national tour at New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park in January. The highlight of Cade’s season was a career-high $30,000 payday for his triumph in the Firecracker at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway in June.

“It’s been a great year for me. The stuff that I’ve been able to achieve and accomplish has been a dream come true. Some of the stuff we’ve been able to do, I would’ve never imagined in a million years. I was blessed with a lot of great opportunities this year. To be in the top three with Brandon and Ricky is a huge honor.”

1Cade Dillard invaded the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. on Wednesday for the World of Outlaws “Last Call” – a midweek doubleheader that replaced the tour’s season-ending World Finals because coronavirus restrictions limiting large gatherings.

With a field of 55 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries registered, Cade came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race with a fourth-place finish, transferring him into the B-Main.

Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Dillard earned the 21st-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Cade Dillard passed 13 cars in the 50-lap affair to register an eighth-place finish.

For another $12,000-to-win program on Thursday, Dillard followed up a fourth-place finish in his heat race with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Ryan King. Starting the finale in 23rd, Cade marched forward 11 positions in the 50-lapper to come in 12th.

His 12th-place finish on Thursday secured Dillard a third-place finish in the final World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship standings. For more information on the races or complete series standings, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

November 1, 2020 - Dillard scores sixth place finish in Grant Junghans Memorial
1Hopping behind the wheel of his Joel’s Auto Sales No. 97 Modified, Cade Dillard visited Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) on Friday afternoon for the fifth annual Grant Junghans Memorial. In a stout field of 74 United States Racing Association (USRA) Modifieds, Dillard logged a fifth place finish in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,102-to-win A-Main. Passing four cars to finish second behind Lance Mari, Cade locked into the 19th-starting position for the show. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Cade Dillard marched through the field 13 spots to register a sixth place finish.

1The following night at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.) for the second round of the Modster Mash, Cade posted a fourth place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main. Soaring to a 15-lap consolation victory over Alex Williamson, Dillard earned the 16th-starting spot for the A-Main. With $10,031 on the line, Cade improved three positions to place 13th. (Todd Boyd photo)

For the Halloween Hangover at The Hummer on Sunday at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.), Dillard followed up a fourth place finish in his heat with a second place spot in his B-Main behind Lucas Lee. Starting the $5,000-to-win finale in 18th, Cade passed 10 cars in the 40-lapper to come home eighth.  

For more information on the races, please visit www.USRARacing.com.

October 24, 2020 - Runner-up finish in Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park
1Friday night found Cade Dillard in action at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Miss.) for the 26th annual Coors Light Fall Classic. Drawing 43 Late Models for the two-day event, Cade laid down the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group before improving two spots in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory. (Chris McDill photo)

1Starting Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Coors Light Fall Classic in fourth, Dillard charged forward two spots in the 100-lapper to finish second behind Dennis Erb Jr. with Spencer Hughes, Dane Dacus, and Jason Hiett rounding out the Top-5.

In the Crate Late Model ranks, Dillard scored a fifth place finish in the $2,500-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, trailing Jeremy Shaw, Monte Skinner, Evan Ellis, and Randall Beckwith across the line.

For more information on the race, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.