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January 19, 2020 - Top 5 Finish in Fifth Round of Wild West Shootout
1On Wednesday evening for the third round of the Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona), Cade Dillard came in fastest in his qualifying group before capturing a heat race victory. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in fourth, Dillard challenged Brandon Sheppard for the lead early but issues with his steering shaft on lap 21 sent him into the turn-two wall. He was unable to finish the remaining 13 circuits.

Returning on Friday night, Dillard followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with an 8-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Cade got collected with another competitor on the eighth lap that sent him to the tail. Wheeling his way into the Top-10 in the remaining distance, Dillard reeled in a 10th place outing.

1For the fifth round on Saturday evening, Cade secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting in third, Dillard dropped one spot in the 25-lap affair to place 4th behind Brian Shirley, Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Sheppard with Bobby Pierce coming in 5th. (Mike Ruefer photo

Wrapping up the 14th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Dillard laid down the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Ricky Weiss before capturing a heat race victory. With $15,000 on the line in the feature, Cade was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 22.

For more information on the races, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 12, 2020 - Dillard Begins Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway
1Cade Dillard returned to action on Saturday evening at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. In a stout field of 46 Super Late Models, Dillard followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Brian Birkhofer. Slated to start the opening night feature in 11th, Cade suffered a broken right-rear wheel hub during pace laps that prevented him from starting the 30-lapper.

The following night, Cade jumped out to an early lead in his heat race but a broken belt sent him pitside. Grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his B-Main, Dillard locked into the 23rd-starting position for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Cade Dillard was an early retiree on lap 18 after folding the nose underneath his car.

For more information on the races, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2020 - Cade Dillard Captures First Career World of Outlaws Victory
1It was an emotional milestone achievement for Cade Dillard on Sunday night at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M.

The pilot of the S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model captured the 75-lap Battle at the Border finale for a $15,000 payday and his first-career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series triumph.

“Man, I’m speechless,” Dillard said in Victory Lane while wiping tears from his eyes. “Just to be out here with these guys in general is a blessing to me. I’ve lost a lot of these just for not being patient enough in the race, and probably the first 40 or so I just rode and tried not to hit the cushion unless I had to. I knew we were good when we could just run through the center of the track there at the beginning and not have to get up there and rely on the cushion.”

1Dillard started the night off with a 10-lap heat race victory which would position him fourth on the starting grid for the main event. Slowly making his way to the front, Cade overtook Darrell Lanigan for second after a lap-48 restart and began setting his eyes on race-leader Brandon Sheppard. (Terry Page photo)

Sliding ahead of Sheppard on lap 66, Dillard built more than a one-second margin over second-place in the remaining nine circuits to capture the win. Sheppard, Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and Ricky Weiss trailed Dillard to the checkered flag.

“That’s definitely the hardest I ever ran,” Dillard said. “There were a couple times I messed my entry up and got into the wall there. I actually thought it was 70 laps, so when we got to lap 69 and we just kept going I was like, ‘Oh, man, I don’t know if I’ve got five left in me. My crew guy told me I had a lead and I just kept running ‘er until about two to go and then I just played it a little more conservative.”

Earlier in the weekend, Dillard followed up the third fastest lap in his time trial group with a runner-up finish in his heat race on Friday night. Starting the $5,000-to-win preliminary A-Main in seventh, Cade dropped one spot in the 30-lap affair to place eighth.

The following night, Cade timed in second fastest in his group before streaking to an 8-lap heat race win. With another $5,000 payday on the line in the feature, Dillard fell four spots to record a sixth-place finish.

Dillard added, “A hats off to my crew for their hard work this weekend. Also, I’d like to say a special thanks to everyone, who supports our program.”

With the first weekend in the books, Cade sits in fourth in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more information on the races, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.