BARBERVILLE, Fla. – The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series will enter a new season at Volusia Speedway Park’s Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 18-20, with a stout roster of 19 drivers.
Joining the World of Outlaws this season includes the likes of several returning champions, the winningest driver in series history, diverse seasoned veterans, and six talented rookies.
A successful first full-time season in the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models has Bronson returning to the series with changes to look forward to.
In Bronson’s first full year with the World of Outlaws, he scored a win at Tri-City Speedway, earning 11 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes en route to a fourth-place finish in the standings.
The Florida native enters Volusia looking for his fourth series win behind the wheel of his new Longhorn Chassis No. 40B.
Tyler Bruening – 2021 Rookie of the Year
Poised for a comeback to the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, Bruening and his Skyline Motorsports No. 16 will chase a championship in 2024.
The 2021 Rookie of the Year earned a career-high third place in the final standings that year, the highest finish for a rookie before Tanner English finished second in points in 2022.
Bruening hopes to gain his first career series win and a championship beginning at Volusia.
Tristan Chamberlain (R)
Chamberlain, 16, begins his dream of racing with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models this year, driving Holly and Wayne Gibson’s No. 20TC Longhorn Chassis powered by Spec Racing Engines.
The Richmond, Ind., driver will have his family’s support, with his father Duane as crew chief and his mother and sister selling the team’s merchandise.
He’s had experience racing against the best drivers in dirt late model racing, placing 18th in the World 100 at Eldora last year and winning the event’s rookie-of-the-year award.
Cooney begins his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws with a new look, as his team expands to two cars with Ryan Gustin joining as his teammate.
With 2024 expected to be the end of Cooney’s career as a driver, the competitive fire has not withered away from the driver of the #30.
Along with Gustin joining his team, the Des Moines, IA driver is looking to enjoy the ride while building for the future.
Primed for year five, Dillard returns for the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model field to chase new heights with his No. 97 Longhorn Chassis.
In 2023, Dillard finished ninth in the standings, along with two top fives and 17 top 10s.
To begin 2024, the Robeline, La., driver won the first feature of the Wild West Shootout, giving “The Thriller” newfound momentum as he heads toward the Sunshine State.
Dennis Erb Jr. – 2022 Series Champion
Racing for a sixth season with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Erb is ready for a chance at a second championship in 2024.
Last year saw Erb earn a feature win at 81 Speedway, eight top fives, and 20 top 10s, finishing eighth in the final standings.
Erb and crew chief Heather Lyne will be on the hunt to find the same consistency that earned them the 2022 series championship with their No. 28 machine.
After a career-best year in 2023, Gustin returns for his fourth consecutive season with the series, but this year with a new team. Gustin has joined Todd Cooney Racing to drive the Longhorn Chassis No. 19R.
“The Reaper” earned a career-high three wins, 12 top fives, and 22 top 10s in 2023, earning him seventh in the final standings.
Gustin began 2024 by bringing his new team to victory lane in their first race together during the Ice Bowl at the Talladega Short Track.
Daniel Hilsabeck (R)
Hilsabeck is writing a new chapter in his racing career, racing his first full-time season with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models.
The Iowan moves up from the regional ranks to race for the coveted rookie-of-the-year award while gaining experience at new tracks in 2024.
Hilsabeck made 17 starts with the series previously, earning a best finish of eighth at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex in 2021.
Nick Hoffman – 2023 Rookie of the Year
In the wake of a memorable rookie season with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, Hoffman is eager for his second season with the series in 2024.
A consistent season of 13 top fives and 24 top 10s also saw the Mooresville, N.C., native nab his first series win at Stateline Speedway – finishing fifth in the final point standings. Hoffman’s performance earned him rookie-of-the-year honors last year.
Continuing to drive the Tye Twarog Racing No. 9 in 2024, Hoffman, a five-time DIRTcar Summit Equipment Modified Nationals champion, will look to use his built-up notebook to chase his first World of Outlaws championship.
Larson returns to the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models in 2024 with new objectives and excitement.
Last season saw Larson pick up a top-five finish at Atomic Speedway and eight top 10s.
The five-time Cedar Lake Speedway track champion is ready for the new venues the series will visit, increasing his chances of scoring his first career win.
Back in the battle for his first World of Outlaws CASE Late Models title, Madden will look to finish one spot better in his new No. 44 CMR Longhorn Chassis.
The Gray Court, S.C., native scored three wins, 22 top fives, and 33 top 10s en route to a second-place finish in last year’s point standings.
“Smokey” brings a heat wave to Florida, having won the Blue-Gray 100 and National 100 at the end of 2023.
Parker Martin (R)
Embarking on a new chapter with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models, Martin will live his dream with his family-owned No. 6JR Super Late Model in 2024.
Martin will chase the rookie-of-the-year award, hoping to gain experience from racing with the World of Outlaws and improve from where he begins at Volusia Speedway Park.
The Milledgeville, Ga., native looks to build his notebook from past experiences at series tracks including Talladega Short Track, Ponderosa Speedway, and Farmer City Raceway.
Max McLaughlin (R)
With a variety of experiences in both dirt and pavement racing, McLaughlin will join the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series in 2024, driving for GR Smith.
After multiple years behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified with the Super DIRTcar Series, McLaughlin joins a stout field of six rookies chasing rookie-of-the-year honors in the No. 22 Mohawk Northeast Inc. Longhorn Chassis.
“Mad Max” scored four wins with the Super DIRTcar Series, including a Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championship in 2021.
Cody Overton (R)
Ready for his first full-time season with the World of Outlaws in 2024, Overton joins the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models with Dave Steine in the No. 97C Tri Star Promotions Rocket Chassis.
The 26-year-old driver begins his campaign for rookie-of-the-year honors at the Sunshine Nationals, where he scored a feature win in the inaugural edition with the 602 Late Models.
The Georgian looks to deliver added confidence after scoring the Turkey 100 in November in a race against his older brother, Brandon Overton.
Bobby Pierce – Defending Series Champion
After dominating last year through wins and consistency, Pierce is back to defend his World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series crown this season.
In 2023, Pierce scored 14 wins, 25 top-five, and 32 top-10 finishes en route to his first series title. He’ll look to keep the championship in his home state of Illinois, where six of the last seven champions have resided.
The “Smooth Operator” surfs into Volusia with a big tide, winning four consecutive feature races at the Wild West Shootout en route to the event’s championship.
Brandon Sheppard – Four-Time Series Champion
Sheppard enters a new year with a continued drive toward his fifth World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series championship. However, this time the effort comes with a slight change, as Sheppard Riggs Racing becomes the new Longhorn Chassis factory team.
Sheppard will pilot the No. B5 after a 2023 season that saw him capture feature wins at Davenport Speedway and Mississippi Thunder Speedway - extending his win tally to 83 (most all-time) and catapulting him to third in the championship standings.
A fifth series championship would break a tie between Sheppard and Josh Richards for most all-time.
Returning to chase his first World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series title, Shirley is looking for more as he chases those aspirations in 2024.
The previous year saw the “Squirrel” pick up a feature win, nine top fives and 24 top 10s.
The four-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion will hope to use the new venues on the calendar to his advantage, having won at Spoon River Speedway with the Hell Tour in 2019.
Dustin Sorensen (R)
Sorensen joins the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series in 2024 for a chance at becoming Rookie of the Year.
The 2022 USMTS champion will race his family-owned No. 19, visiting familiar tracks the Iowan has seen previous success at, including Mississippi Thunder Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway, where he earned his first series podium.
Sorensen earned five top 10s at the Wild West Shootout and looks to keep that consistency rolling at Volusia.
After completing his rookie season with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models last year, Dustin Walker looks to build upon what he has started and continue improving steadily this season.
His objective in 2023 was to finish races and complete the entire calendar. Walker looks to add improved numbers with higher results this time around.
Returning as crew chief for Walker is his 18-year-old daughter, Lacey, who received the 2023 Racing With Jesus Ministries Sportsman of the Year Award for her work ethic and positivity.
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