CONCORD, N.C. – Cade Dillard has announced he is dropping off the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour for the remainder of the season.
Dillard, who currently sits sixth in the series standings, confirmed the news in social media posts Wednesday. In his posts, he explained the decision was made by himself and team owner Shane Sprinkle after Dillard attempted to work an agreement with series officials to miss one event so he could be home for his daughter’s first day of school.
“This was not an easy decision for me to make,” Dillard said in his social media statement. “Anyone who knows me knows how seriously I take my job title of ‘Dad.’ Thursday is my daughter’s first day of school, which is also a WoO race in Pennsylvania.
“I tried hard to come up with a solution with WoO to be able to miss one race (and to not receive any points) but, if I did miss one by their rules, I wouldn’t receive any point money at the end of the year because my situation doesn’t apply.”
Dillard, who has earned two World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wins this year, will instead turn his attention to marquee events for the rest of the season.
“There’s moments (that) once you miss them, you can’t get them back and being there to bring my daughter to her first day of school happens to be one of those moments I don’t want to look back and regret missing when I could have made a way to be there,” Dillard said.
Dillard plans to be in action this weekend at Batesville (Ark.) Motor Speedway during the annual running of the Topless 100. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season resumes Thursday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.