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June 27, 2020 - Dillard collects richest career victory in Firecracker 100 triumph
1Cade Dillard claimed his richest career payday on Saturday with the 14th Annual Firecracker on at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (Jason Shank photo)

The driver of the S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model led every lap of the of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event en route to the $30,000 triumph.

“This is unreal,” Dillard exclaimed in victory lane. “I really don’t know what to say right now. This whole deal is a dream come true. I never in a million years thought that something like this could happen to me.”

1On Thursday evening, Dillard was one of 47 WoO entries registered at Lernerville Speedway for the weekend. Coming in second fastest in his qualifying group behind Scott Bloomquist, Dillard went on to pick up an 8-lap heat race victory, sending him to the redraw.

Receiving the pole position for the $5,000-to-win feature, Cade led the first 18 circuits until surrendering the top spot to Max Blair. Closing in on Blair, as he and Brandon Sheppard battled for the lead in the final laps, Dillard settled with a runner-up finish behind Blair. Ricky Thornton Jr., Scott Bloomquist, and Chase Junghans trailed them to the checkers.

For the second night of the Firecracker 100 on Friday, Dillard secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Michael Norris.

Improving one spot in the 25-lapper, Cade notched a fourth-place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Michael Norris, and Scott Bloomquist with Boom Briggs coming in fifth.

Earning the pole position for his heat on Saturday afternoon via Thursday and Friday preliminary results, Cade streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, locking him in the redraw.

1Drawing the pole position, Dillard led nearly uncontested for all 50-laps and survived six cautions flags to secure his second WoO win of the season. Besting Max Blair, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb Jr., and Michael Norris at the line. (Howie Balis photo)

“I didn’t want to see those cautions, that’s for sure,” Dillard noted. “I felt like I got in a good rhythm before that last one and it just seemed like they kept coming and coming. I don’t know how, but somehow I was able to stay fairly calm.”

“I’ve given some of these big races away by just not being good enough at the end,” stated a relieved Dillard. “The USA Nationals last year is still a hard pill to swallow, because we were so good for so long. Everybody has worked so hard to get to this point, and I know we’ve still got a long way to go. This is all pretty humbling though. I can’t believe everything I’ve been blessed with over the years.”

Cade has climbed to fifth in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more information on the races, please visit

June 20, 2020 - Podium finish in Volunteer Speedway opener
1Cade Dillard returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday night for the doubleheader at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.). With 33 cars registered in for action, Cade followed up the eighth fastest time in his qualifying group with a third place finish in his heat. Improving six spots in the opening night feature, Dillard posted a third place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Dennis Erb Jr. with Ashton Winger and Scott Bloomquist rounding out the Top-5. (Michael Moats photo)

1The following night for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Dillard made hard contact with the wall in his heat that forced him to pull out the secondary car for the remainder of the evening. Using a provisional into the main event, Cade salvaged a 19th place outing after bringing out the final caution of the race on lap 31.

Cade is currently sixth in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more information on the races, please visit

June 13, 2020 - Cade Dillard bags a pair of Top 5 finishes in Masters finale
1Pulling double duty in the Late Model and Modified ranks, Cade Dillard made the trek Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) on Thursday night for the 21st annual Masters. Drawing 42 Late Models, Dillard secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. With $3,000 on the line, Cade dropped seven positions to register a 12th place finish.

1During the same night in a stout field of 59 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Cade fell short of a transfer spot in his heat with a seventh place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a fourth place finish or better to make the show, Dillard logged an 11th place outing.

The following night for the $5,000 top prize, Cade posted a second place finish in his heat behind James Giossi, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Passing four cars in the 40-lap affair, Dillard notched a sixth place finish.

In the USMTS ranks, Dillard came in third in his heat, sending him into the consolation event. Transferring the Top 4 into the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Cade fell one spot shy with a fourth place finish.

1On Saturday evening, Cade passed seven cars in Late Model heat to place third. Starting the $10,000-to-win finale in sixth, Dillard jumped up three spots in the 50-lapper to score a third place finish behind Rick Hanestad and Jimmy Mars with Jesse Glenz and Pat Doar rounding out the Top-5 finishers. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Starting the night off with a heat race victory in his Modified on Saturday, Dillard locked into the third-starting position for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Cade dropped one spot in the 40-lapper to place fourth behind Terry Phillips, Shane Sabraski, and Rodney Sanders with Dereck Ramirez coming in fifth.

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