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HEY BUDDY: Kofoid Claims First-Career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Win at Huset's Speedway

Kofoid, McFadden, PPM, Zearfoss, Schuerenberg Lead High Bank Nationals Points After Thursday

BRANDON, SD - June 23, 2022 - Michael Kofoid was merely nine-years-old when he strapped in and manhandled a Sprint Car for the first time.

It was a life-changing experience for the Penngrove, CA native and drastically shaped his path to motorsports stardom at the ripe age of 20-years-old. Before Thursday, he was already a proven ace with a USAC National Midget championship, All Star Circuit of Champions victories, a Trophy Cup title, and success in the NASCAR Truck Series.

Of all those noteworthy accomplishments, though, nothing compares to what the kid they call "Buddy" finally achieved on Thursday night at Huset's Speedway.

Winning night one of the inaugural High Bank Nationals, Kofoid fulfilled a childhood dream by beating the best Sprint Car drivers in the world to claim his first-career win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It was only his 16th start against The Greatest Show on Dirt and marked the first World of Outlaws win for car owner Crouch Motorsports, as well.

The young phenom started on the outside pole and drove by Brock Zearfoss to lead Lap four, but it wasn't smooth sailing from there. Australian James McFadden passed the Indy Race Parts #11 on Lap 21, but Kofoid showed the prowess of a seasoned veteran as he regrouped, drove back by J-Mac, and mastered lap traffic over the final stages to earn a margin of victory at 2.177-seconds.

"I'm speechless," an ecstatic Kofoid let out. "I've wanted to win a World of Outlaws for as long as I can remember. This is by far the biggest win of my career. To say I've beaten the best in the world is unbelievable. This is so special, wow. I knew our car was fast all day yesterday, and then today I knew we would have a chance. My guys Brad [Alexander] and Blade [Kearns] do one hell of a job, it's just us three here this week. I have to thank Leighton Crouch and Bernie Stuebgen for everything they do for us as well. This is incredible."

In becoming the 148th different winner in Series history, Kofoid (442) also escaped Thursday as the initial high point man at the High Bank Nationals. He currently leads James McFadden (441), Parker Price-Miller (433), Brock Zearfoss (431), and Hunter Schuerenberg (431) with the top-four in combined points following Friday set to lock-in for Saturday's $100,000-to-win finale.

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS capped off his whirlwind night with a season-best second-place finish aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. Things started on a bad note when Justin [Adams], Gary [Woodman], and Rob [Beattie] were forced to change engines during Hot Laps, but it all turned around as J-Mac timed in fifth quick and then drove from fifth-to-second in his Heat Race.

The reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year slid by Kofoid to lead the 21st lap in Thursday's Feature, but a slight bobble in lap traffic the next time by allowed Kofoid to reclaim the point, and he never let it go from there. McFadden settled for a season-best runner-up as he continues to chase the 99th World of Outlaws win for car owners, Dennis & Teresa Roth.

"I got so caught up with lap cars there, it seemed like some of them were racing for the lead and that hurt me the most," McFadden mentioned. "That is what killed my momentum the most when I got to Buddy for the lead. This Roth Motorsports car was great tonight, though. We've got the qualifying package figured out and now we're back up front come Feature time. I've always enjoyed this place and hope to keep this rolling tomorrow."

Earning his first World of Outlaws podium finish since 2020 was Parker Price-Miller in third-place aboard the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11. The two-time Series winner was c"

"We put a new engine in and changed the fueling from last night, and that made a huge difference for us tonight," PPM noted. "I was really good late in the going here, but I just started too tight in the beginning. All in all, a great run for us. Landing on the podium against a field like this is always impressive. We've just gotta keep this going tomorrow night,"

Brock Zearfoss, who led the first three circuits from pole position, fell back to finish a season-best fourth in the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z. Also earning his first World of Outlaws top-five of 2022 was Hunter Schuerenberg, an All Star Circuit of Champions regular, who finished P5 in the Tony Vermeer owned #55.

Rounding out the top-10 on Thursday night was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Sheldon Haudenschildin the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. NOS NOTEBOOK (HUSET'S SPEEDWAY, 6/23/22)

Buddy Kofoid's first-career victory makes him the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history. He's the 29th driver from the state of California to win with The Greatest Show on Dirt, and the first in history to earn his initial triumph at Brandon, SD's Huset's Speedway.

The entire top-five on Thursday night all set a new season-best finish with the World of Outlaws - Kofoid (1st), McFadden (2nd), Price-Miller (3rd), Zearfoss (4th), and Schuerenberg (5th).

Spencer Bayston topped My Place Hotels Qualifying at the 1/3-mile oval, becoming the eighth driver to earn multiple Slick Woody's QuickTime Awards this season.

Six inverted NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were won by Logan Schuchart (98th career), Mitchel Moles (1st career), Brooke Tatnell (52nd career), Austin McCarl (4th career), Hunter Schuerenberg (5th career), and Mark Dobmeier (17th career).

Advancing +16 positions, Sheldon Haudenschild's 23rd-to-seventh bid equaled the largest run for the KSE Hard Charger Award this season, as he earned the Award for a Series-leading fifth time on Thursday.

Championship leader Brad Sweet (involved in Lap 1 crash) finished 14th, only his fourth result outside the top-10 through 30 races. Thus, the standings again tightened with the entire top-five now separated by only 64 points.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues a weeklong affair at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD with the inaugural High Bank Nationals on Friday-Saturday capped off by a mega $100,000-to-win finale. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 11-Buddy Kofoid [2][$15,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [5][$6,000]; 3. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [6][$3,500]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1][$2,800]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,050]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [11][$2,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,400]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [10][$1,200]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$1,100]; 15. 88-Austin McCarl [15][$1,050]; 16. O9-Matt Juhl [3][$1,000]; 17. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,000]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$1,000]; 19. 16-Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,000]; 20. 25-JJ Hickle [20][$1,000]; 21. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles [12][$1,000]; 22. 13-Mark Dobmeier [19][$1,000]; 23. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [18][$1,000]; 24. 7S-Robbie Price [22][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-3; Buddy Kofoid 4, 21-35; James McFadden 20. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+16].

NEW Championship Standings (Through 30/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,016); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-32); 3. Carson Macedo (-34); 4. David Gravel (-58); 5. Logan Schuchart (-64); 6. Donny Schatz (-154); 7. Spencer Bayston (-170); 8. James McFadden (-212); 9. Jacob Allen (-348); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-488).

High Bank Nationals Points (After Thursday): 1. Buddy Kofoid (442); 2. James McFadden (441); 3. Parker Price-Miller (433); 4. Brock Zearfoss (431); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (431); 6. David Gravel (423); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (418); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (413); 9. Logan Schuchart (411); 10. Carson Macedo (410); 11. Jacob Allen (406); 12. Rico Abreu (406); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (402); 14. Matt Juhl (395); 15. Brad Sweet (394); 16. Austin McCarl (393); 17. Brooke Tatnell (379); 18. Mitchel Moles (377); 19. Spencer Bayston (376); 20. Donny Schatz (376)...

 

 

RIPPIN' THE RIPTIDE: Spencer Bayston Shines in New Design at Huset's Speedway

Kasey Kahne Leads 23 Laps and Earns World of Outlaws Career-Best in 3rd

BRANDON, SD - June 22, 2022 - The paint hadn't even dried before Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports took their new-look #5 to victory lane on Wednesday night at Huset's Speedway.

After announcing a major partnership with TrueTimber, a titan of the camouflage industry, it took the leading contenders of the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award less than 12 hours to rip the "RipTide" design right to a win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Leading only the final five laps of Wednesday's makeup show, Bayston was in the right place at the right time and made the right move to score his second win of the 2022 season, and the fourth of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

It was rookie vs. rookie for the win as Bayston battled Kasey Kahne over the closing stages of the 30-lapper. The duo swapped the lead twice before Bayston eventually capitalized on a Lap 26 mishap from Kahne and secured the point amid thick lap traffic. The 23-year-old rising star then held off a quickly-charging Carson Macedo on the last lap to score the $10,000 win, an unofficial kickoff to the inaugural $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals, which begins on Thursday.

"This is about as good as it gets," said an elated Bayston. "I'm so pumped we could bring this TrueTumber car and this badass RipTide camouflage to victory lane on night one. I'm obviously proud of this team for what we've done performance-wise, but also very proud that we've brought in two corporate sponsors now with Signing Day Sports and TrueTimber, and given both the runs they deserve. Everyone involved with this team has been working so hard these last few weeks, and the results are showing. Any win is special, but this one definitely gives us an extra little boost."

Bayston's victory over the stout 46-car field may not have been possible without the mid-race drama provided by David Gravel, who also unveiled his own new scheme with Billion Automotive joining the Big Game Motorsports #2 this week.

The Watertown, CT native, who entered amid a tough 18-race winless streak and won two of three Huset's Speedway shows last year, shot to the lead on Lap 17, but it didn't last long. Things got tight in traffic and the tiniest of mistakes down the front stretch put his #2 into the wall and eventually upside down.

That allowed Kahne, who controlled the first 16 laps aboard the FuelMe, Karavan Trailers #9, to restart with command of the lead in pursuit of his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win. The Enumclaw, WA native led another seven circuits before Bayston's #5 slid by to take the spot away.

It was no easy move as the two rookies went back and forth with the five-to-go signal in the air. Bayston found the bite off the bottom and snuck by Kahen out of turn two, but oped to go high and gave Kahne his path back to P1 with the low-side open. Another opportunity arose on Lap 26 and Bayston wasn't making the same mistake twice, as he nailed the bottom to get by and drive away from the #9.

"That was a hell of a battle," Bayston bragged on the duel with Kahne. "I was honestly fading when David [Gravel] drove by and Carson [Macedo], too. That restart was huge and I found our car was so good on the bottom. We were actually scratching our heads a bit after the Dash, but Barry [Jackson] figured it out and dialed us in. I had to regroup for a minute after giving him the lead back and telling myself to just do what I knew was working. We've got a bit more to learn in traffic at this place, but overall we made some great progress."

Sneaking by Kahne and falling short by 0.888-seconds with a second-place finish was Carson Macedo, matching his career-best runner-up result at Huset's Speedway. The Lemoore, CA native is back to second in the championship standings with the Jason Johnson Racing #41 now only -42 points behind Brad Sweet for command of the $200,000-to-win title.

"I feel like my guys gave me a car to win, but I made too many mistakes tonight," Macedo mentioned afterward. "That restart really hurt us, because I had a brief chance to get Kasey for the lead, but I went too hard and stalled us out. I still got back to Spencer's bumper, though, but the lappers were hugging my lane, then I smoked the wall trying too hard, and I had to calm myself down. It's hard to say you're disappointed with second, but man, we wanted this win badly."

Finishing on the podium for the first time in his World of Outlaws career was Kasey Kahne with a third-place effort. The former NASCAR Cup Series superstar is fully re-committed to the Sprint Car game, and proving that his elusive first-career win isn't far off. He'll have three more chances this week alone at Huset's Speedway to park the #9 in victory lane for the first time.

"That was a lot of fun to lead so many laps and battle with these guys for a win," Kahne commented. "I had a great car, but I just wasn't as good as I needed to be in the middle of all that traffic. I would stall out each time, but overall that was a great night. We have a strong starting point for the rest of the week, so hopefully, we can finish the job."

Matching his own career-best finish in fourth place was Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove, CA in the Crouch Motorsports #11. Behind him, James McFadden and Roth Motorsports finished inside the top five for the ninth time this season.

Rounding out the top-10 on Wednesday was Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance #15, Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil #1S, Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, and Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing, Aspen Aire #18.
NOS NOTEBOOK (HUSET'S SPEEDWAY, 6/22/22)

Spencer Bayston's fourth career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him into a tie for 69th on the All-Time Win List alongside Dub May, Jack Hewitt, Ian Madsen, and James McFadden.

As the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, Bayston's victory makes him the seventh driver in World of Outlaws history to earn multiple wins in his rookie season - joining Tim Green ('79), Jeff Shepard ('01), Kerry Madsen ('07), Brad Sweet ('14), Carson Macedo ('19), and James McFadden ('21).

Logan Schuchart became the seventh driver with multiple Slick Woody's QuickTime Awards in 2022, topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 11.705 seconds around Huset's Speedway to claim his 31st career QuickTime with the Series.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Kasey Kahne (16th career), Carson Macedo (71st career), Donny Schatz (496th career), and Buddy Kofoid (2nd career). Kahne followed that with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash victory to claim his first pole position of the year.

Aaron Reutzel, who won last year's Huset's 50 for $30,000, earned Wednesday's KSE Hard Charger Award for a 16th-to-11th performance.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues a weeklong affair at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD with the inaugural High Bank Nationals on Thursday-Saturday capped off by a mega $100,000-to-win finale. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 5-Spencer Bayston [3][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$6,000]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [1][$3,500]; 4. 11-Buddy Kofoid [2][$2,800]; 5. 83-James McFadden [9][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,050]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,000]; 11. 8-Aaron Reutzel [16][$1,600]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$1,400]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,200]; 14. 16-Brooke Tatnell [13][$1,100]; 15. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [15][$1,050]; 16. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [20][$1,000]; 17. 19-Paige Polyak [17][$1,000]; 18. 7S-Robbie Price [21][$1,000]; 19. 25-JJ Hickle [23][$1,000]; 20. 2-David Gravel [4][$1,000]; 21. 3X-Tim Shaffer [22][$1,000]; 22. 27-Carson McCarl [24][$1,000]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,000]; 24. 7-Justin Henderson [19][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Kasey Kahne 1-16, 19-25; David Gravel 17-18; Spencer Bayston 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 8-Aaron Reutzel[+5]

NEW Championship Standings (After 29/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,016); 2. Carson Macedo (-42); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-46); 4. David Gravel (-74); 5. Logan Schuchart (-74); 6. Donny Schatz (-146); 7. Spencer Bayston (-164); 8. James McFadden (-236); 9. Jacob Allen (-352); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-508).

 

 

Whiskey Myers band sponsoring World of Outlaws ‘4-wide Salute to the Fans’

CONCORD, NC – June 21, 2022 – A new energy will be brought to Johnny Gibson’s famous World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series “4-wide Salute to the Fans” with multi-Platinum band Whiskey Myers joining as the presenting sponsor.

Starting Wednesday, June 22, at Huset’s Speedway, and continuing the rest of the season, fans will hear Whiskey Myers' genre-bending music paired with the Sprint Car Hall-of-Fame announcer’s “4-wide” call as cars get in formation.

Whiskey Myers shares its birthplace with the World of Outlaws, having formed in Texas and now selling out shows across the country. Composed of members Cody Cannon, Cody Tate, John Jeffers, Jeff Hogg, Jamey Gleaves and Tony Kent, the group has released five studio albums with a sixth, Tornillo, set to release on July 29.

The new project follows 2019’s self-titled album, Whiskey Myers, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Country and Americana sales charts, No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The band known for their high-energy live show and unique sound has also had nine songs featured in Paramount Network’s hit show “Yellowstone,” plus an on-screen performance during season one.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join the World of Outlaws and have our music featured with Johnny Gibson’s iconic ‘4-wide Salute to the Fans,’” shared the Whiskey Myers band members. “We share the same passion and enthusiasm for dirt racing as all World of Outlaws fans and look forward to being a part of that community every race.”

To find out more about Whiskey Myers, visit whiskeymyers.com and follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Huset's Hosts 4 Nights & Pays 6 Figures at High Bank Nationals This Week

Nearly 50 Entries Expected for Inaugural Running of $100,000-to-win Event

BRANDON, SD - June 21, 2022 - The biggest motorsports event in South Dakota history consumes Huset's Speedway this week.

Scheduled for four consecutive nights, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring nearly 50 entries to the Brandon, SD 1/3-mile oval from Wednesday to Saturday. It begins with a standard makeup show, continues with preliminary programs on Thursday & Friday, and concludes with a mega $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals finale.
 

Let's look at what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

HUMAN HORSEPOWER: At the right time, Sheldon Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing are the hottest team on tour. The NOS Energy Drink #17 has won five of the last nine races and swept Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway last weekend for a $30,000 performance. In two swift shows, the Wooster, OH native jumped from fourth to second in the championship standings and cut his deficit from Brad Sweet down from -74 points to -42 points.

The 29-year-old star has been a contender in each of his five appearances at Huset's with the World of Outlaws, including a victory on September 5, 2020. Last year, Haudenschild finished sixth, fourth, and ninth in three shows at the Brandon, SD 1/3-mile. This week, with momentum on his side, the son of "The Wild Child" pursues the richest payday of his life.

HOME GAME HERO: David Gravel may hail from Watertown, CT, and car/track owner Tod Quiring may claim Windom, MN, but the Big Game Motorsports #2 dons the Huset's Speedway sponsorship and colors, making this week's trip to Brandon, SD a big one for the team. The second-year pairing currently sits third (-48) in the championship standings, but rides an unusual 18-race winless streak, the longest for Gravel in World of Outlaws competition since 2019.

The good news for Gravel and company is that Huset's has transformed into one of his best tracks since climbing in the #2 with crew chief Cody Jacobs on the wrenches. The duo won three times in four starts at the track last year, and look to use that success to get back to their winning ways this weekend with a big $100,000 of their own boss's money on the line.

PROVEN WINNERS: Along with Haudenschild and Gravel, another six previous World of Outlaws winners at Huset's are expected to compete at the High Bank Nationals this weekend. Headlining that list are Series champions Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 and Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49.

Schatz leads all active drivers with four Outlaw wins at Huset's coming in 2001, 2007, 2015, and 2016. The North Dakota native has kept his prowess alive at the South Dakota track with nine-straight top-10 finishes highlighted by results of second, third, and fourth last year.

Sweet was a 2016 winner at the 1/3-mile and has remained as consistent as ever with runs of fourth, second, and eighth last year at the track. The Big Cat and his NAPA Auto Parts #49 pride themselves on success come money time, and success is something the championship leader could certainly use this weekend as he rides a 17-race dry spell.

Other winners include two-time victor Mark Dobmeier, last year's Huset's 50 champ Aaron Reutzel, and wily veterans Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl.

HUSET'S HITTERS: Four Huset's Speedway winners from this season will be ready to do it again this week with $100,000 on the line. The venerable Brooke Tatnell & Lynton Jeffrey, along with up-and-coming racers Parker Price-Miller (McGhee #11) and Giovanni Scelzi (KCP #18) have each found victory lane at the track this year.

Through six shows in May & June, Justin Henderson (Tea, SD) leads the points over Matt Juhl (Tea, SD) and Austin McCarl (Altoona, IA). All three are proven winners at Huset's and all three have finished in the top-five with the World of Outlaws, waiting for their elusive breakthrough with the Series.

Additional names with Huset's success to watch for this weekend include Ayrton Gennetten, Dusty Zomer, Riley Goodno, Kaleb Johnson, Brendan Mullen, Carson McCarl, and Jack Dover, among others.

STREAKING WHEN IT COUNTS: Haudenschild may have all the headlines at the moment, but a trio of other World of Outlaws stars are amid their own impressive runs entering the High Bank Nationals and will be chasing their first wins at Huset's.

Logan Schuchart rides the longest active streak of consecutive top-10 finishes (10) with the Series entering this week. The Shark Racing #1S has yet to win since his initial triumph of 2022 at Bristol (TN) in April but has been wildly consistent over this stretch with seven top-fives and an average finish of 4.4 lately. He'll have four chances at trying to top his Huset's career-best of seventh this week.

Carson Macedo has the best average finish (4.0) with the Series over the last five races within June. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 is up to five total wins on the season and currently sits fourth (-52) in the championship standings ahead of the first big payday. The Lemoore, CA native has noticeably struggled at Huset's of late, finishing 15th-15th-14th-18th in his last four starts, but still has frontrunning experience from a second-place in his 2020 debut to rely on.

Spencer Bayston is the most consistent driver over the last three races, nearly putting the CJB Motorsports #5 on the podium each night with runs of third, fourth, and fourth. He'll be making his third appearance at Huset's with a lot left to desire after debuting with finishes of 16th-17th in the McGhee #11. Before hitting the track, he and the Carlisle, PA-based operation will unveil a new look and new major sponsor on Wednesday.

BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK: Four consecutive nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car racing is a rarity, but it happens this week. Huset's will become the sixth track in Series history - East Bay, Eldora, Florida State Fairgrounds, Memphis, Knoxville - to host a quadruple-header.

The unique instance is thanks to a June 5 postponement which will be made up on Wednesday night. That show will be run as a standard World of Outlaws program with the traditional format before Thursday's preliminary

ALL ABOUT POINTS: When the High Bank Nationals officially begin on Thursday, a special format will be used, similar to the Jackson Nationals in August. Accumulative points are the name of the name with heat race inversions adding some extra excitement, and Saturday's lineups being set by preliminary performance. You can read the full details on Thursday-Saturday's format HERE.

SIX-FIGURE PAYDAY: Tod Quiring and Huset's Speedway will enter another elite club this weekend, becoming only the sixth event throughout the history of Sprint Car Racing to offer a six-figure payday. The Brandon, SD facility will join Iowa's Knoxville Raceway, Ohio's Eldora Speedway, and Ohio's Mansfield Motorsports Park as the only four tracks to offer that rich of a check.

Historical Big One at Eldora (OH) from 1993-2003, revived in 2022
Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (IA) from 1995-present, highest WoO payday at $176K
Mopar Million at Eldora (OH) in 2003, richest overall payday at $200K
Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield (OH) in 2018
Kings Royal at Eldora (OH) from 2019-present
High Bank Nationals at Huset's (SD), scheduled for this weekend

Through 42 contested six-figure showings, Donny Schatz stands out far and above the rest with 11 such victories. Next closest to the eventual Hall of Famer is the tremendous trio of Steve Kinser, Mark Kinser & Danny Lasoski all at four mega triumphs. Active drivers with a big $100,000+ win include Kyle Larson (2), Brad Sweet (2), Tim Shaffer (2), Tyler Courtney (1), David Gravel (1), and Kraig Kinser (1).

BIG BUCKS: Saturday's $100,000-to-win finale isn't the only highlight of the week at Huset's as a nearly half-million-dollar purse is spread all throughout the week. The stakes only get higher with each passing night as the winning increase from $10K to $15K to $20K to $100K over four consecutive nights.

In Saturday's grand finale, behind the $100K payday is the top-five finishers cashing in at $30,000 for second, $20,000 for third, $15,000 for fourth, and $10,000 for fifth. Additionally, it pays $5,000 just for 10th-place and spreads down to $3,000-to-start.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25 at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (28/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (3,880 PTS); 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-42 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-48 PTS); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-52 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-72 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-148 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-178 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-240 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-340 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-462 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (12 Drivers):
7 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
5 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
3 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21

FEATURE LAPS LED (22 Drivers):
143 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
107 laps – Carson Macedo
95 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
64 laps – Jacob Allen
61 laps – Spencer Bayston, Kyle Larson
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
54 laps – Brent Marks
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – Brian Brown
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brock Zearfoss
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (16 Drivers):
5 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
4 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*
2 QuickTimes – Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi*
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (29 Drivers):
12 Heat Wins – David Gravel
10 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
9 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
8 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
7 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
5 Heat Wins – James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser
2 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
1 Heat Win – Kasey Kahne, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Brent Marks, Austin McCarl

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (37 Drivers):
19 Dashes – David Gravel
17 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
16 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
15 Dashes – Jacob Allen
14 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart,
9 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu
8 Dashes – James McFadden
7 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
6 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
5 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
4 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks,
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown
2 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (17 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (11 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
2 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
10 Podiums – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild
9 Podiums – Carson Macedo
7 Podiums – David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – Donny Schatz
4 Podiums – Brent Marks
3 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi, Brian Brown
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (39 Drivers):
25 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
24 Top 10s – David Gravel
22 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
21 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild
20 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
19 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
15 Top 10s – James McFadden
14 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
12 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
8 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
6 Top 10s – Brent Marks
5 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
2 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
20. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
22. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
23. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
24. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Carson Macedo (5)
25. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brent Marks (3)
26. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brian Brown (1)
27. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
28. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)

 

 

HAUD'S HOT: Sheldon Haudenschild Sweeps Beaver Dam's Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial

Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing Continues Winning Ways with 7th W of 2022

BEAVER DAM, WI - June 19, 2022 - Much like Missouri's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Sheldon Haudenschild has developed a unique knack for winning at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway.

Of the 22 venues that he's won his 29 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Features at, I-55 and Beaver Dam are the only two tracks that he's conquered at least three times, and the only two that he's topped on back-to-back nights. In fact, each double-dip paid out a cool $20,000 to the Wooster, OH superstar.

While Beaver Dam, WI's semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval doesn't exactly share most similarities with Pevely, MO's high-banked, 1/4-mile bullring, fans at both staples on the schedule are quite familiar with seeing the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 parking in victory lane.

Starting from third in Saturday's 40-lap finale of the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial, Haudenschild bided his time through the opening stage, but quickly turned up the heat when he saw an opportunity ahead. He wheeled by early-leader Spencer Bayston on Lap 12 and never looked back, lapping his way inside the top-10 and never seeing another challenge for the next 29 laps.

There was a brief moment of trouble on the final circuit when a spun Brad Sweet caused a caution and set up a green-white-checkered restart, but it was nothing that could deter Haudenschild's torrid pace. He ripped away again off the restart and cruised to his seventh World of Outlaws win of the season, and the 29th of his budding career.

"I was telling Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] that I need to start winning these Saturday night shows that pay a little more money," Haudenschild joked. "I feel like I always win the prelim races and just miss out on winning the finale, but we checked that off tonight.

I thought somehow it was gonna slip away when that caution came out on the last lap, but sure enough, we got it done tonight. I was ripping the top really good so I figured as long as I got a good start and didn't push through turns one and two, I would be fine."
Once in control on Lap 12, Haudenschild's closest contenders were primarily Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, and Logan Schuchart. He fought off a quick slider from Bayston, then kept Allen at bay through thick lap traffic, and survived with Schuchart on his tail during the final restart.

Ultimately, though, it was none of those three claiming runner-up honors behind Haudenshild's #17. That privilege went to Donny Schatz, who put together a stellar restart on Lap 39 to complete an eighth-to-second drive in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15.

"We got really good after about 5-10 laps and I can't compliment this new motor from Ron Shaver enough," Schatz said. "We've been trying and trying different things and we've now got something that works exceptionally well with my right foot. That makes me happy and I think that is showing with our performance tonight."

Rounding out the podium and keeping his hot streak alive was Logan Schuchart, who scored his 10th consecutive top-10 finish in the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S.

"It's better than what we've done in the past here, so I'm happy about that," Schuchart said. "We're still not exactly the fastest car, though, so we need to go to work on some things with these big races coming up."

After leading the opening 12 laps, Spencer Bayston fell back to finish fourth aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender fell back as far as ninth with five to go but used a spectacular green-white-checkered restart to drive forward for his 10th top-five of the year.

David Gravel followed him with a +8 run from 13th-t0-5th that not only netted him the KSE Hard Charger Award, but also his 300th career top-five finish with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Watertown, CT native now heads to the home track of his car owner, Tod Quiring, with a huge four-night stretch at Huset's Speedway next.

Closing out the top-10 at Beaver Dam was Shark Racing's Jacob Allen in sixth, Jason Johnson Racing's Carson Macedoin seventh, KCP Racing's Giovanni Scelzi in eighth, Roth Motorsports' James McFadden in ninth, and Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (BEAVER DAM RACEWAY, 6/18/22)

Sheldon Haudenschild's 29th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win moves him beyond Kerry Madsen for 22nd on the All-Time Win List. Next up is Shark Racing owner Bobby Allen at 30 career wins.

Haudenschild (2021-22) joined Brad Sweet (2019-20) as the only two drivers to win three-straight Beaver Dam races through 31 appearances by World of Outlaws. He also joined Sweet and Joey Saldana in the category of repeat champions at the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial.

Carson Macedo started the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 11.501 seconds, earning his Series-leading fifth Slick Woody's QuickTime Award of the season, and the 13th of his short career.

Giovanni Scelzi (21st career), Spencer Bayston (8th career), and Sheldon Haudenschild (75th career) topped Heat Races, while Bayston earned his fourth pole position of the year by winning the DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash. Jake Blackhurst followed him with a W in the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Huset's Speedway for four consecutive nights of racing next week. It starts with a standard makeup show on Wednesday and carries into the inaugural High Bank Nationals on Thursday-Saturday with a mega $100,000-to-win finale that caps it all off. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (41 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$6,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [13][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,000]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [11][$1,600]; 12. 39-Jake Blackhurst [19][$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [16][$1,200]; 14. 73-Scotty Thiel [15][$1,100]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [6][$1,050]; 16. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [14][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$1,000]; 18. 23-Russel Borland [18][$1,000]; 19. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [21][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [20][$1,000]; 21. 4K-Kris Spitz [22][$1,000]; 22. 87A-Austin Hartmann [23][$1,000]; 23. 8-Aaron Reutzel [17][$1,000]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-12, Sheldon Haudenschild 13-41. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-David Gravel[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 28/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,880); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-42); 3. David Gravel (-48); 4. Carson Macedo (-52); 5. Logan Schuchart (-72); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. Spencer Bayston (-178); 8. James McFadden (-240); 9. Jacob Allen (-340); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-462).

 

 

BEAVERS BITE: Haudenschild Wins Back-to-Back World of Outlaws Races at Beaver Dam

Father-Son Duo of Jac & Sheldon Haudenschild Reach 100 Combined Wins

BEAVER DAM, WI - June 18, 2022 - A new year, some new dirt and totally new circumstances could do nothing in deterring Sheldon Haudencshild's familiar path to victory lane at Beaver Dam Raceway.

The Wooster, OH native led all 35 laps in Friday's Feature at the Beaver Dam, WI 1/3-mile, joining Joey Saldana and Brad Sweet as the only driver to earn back-to-back wins in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial. His second-straight win at the track put the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 back on top as the winningest World of Outlaws team in 2022 with six scores to their credit.

It was a win that meant a little something extra, as well. At age 28, Sheldon's 28th career win with the Series officially brought the Haudenschild family to 100 combined World of Outlaws victories, counting another 72 previously provided by his legendary father, Jac.

A nearly perfect evening greeted Lil' Haud in Friday's first of five dates this season in Wisconsin. He established a New Track Record (11.025 seconds) in My Place Hotels Qualifying, dominated the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and controlled the NOS Energy Drink Feature from start to finish. The young buck had to overcome several restarts, a string of lap traffic backmarkers, and a fast, heavy 1/3-mile surface to get his fourth win in his last eight starts.

"This one is all of my guys," Haudenschild proclaimed. [Kyle] Ripper is a smart guy, and we've got Stephen [Hamm-Reilly] and Jakob [Weaver] working their tails off. They deserve these wins as much as anyone else. We just needed a little time to click, but now were taking advantage of it. It's pretty cool to get dad and I up to 100 wins. I've got a ways to go to catch him, but we'll keep clicking away.

I knew the #41 [Macedo] would be good with the way this place was set up tonight. He showed me his nose on an early restart and I knew I had to switch it up and get going. Honestly, for the amount of rain they've had here, you can't really ask for much more. They did a great job for the hand they were dealt and I'm excited to see how tomorrow turns out."

Chasing Haudenschild to the checkered flag with his second runner-up result of the season was Carson Macedo, who was hoping to beat the #17 to six wins first. The five-time victor for Jason Johnson Racing was solid all night long in the #41, but struggled to capitalize as Haudenschild aced each restart and the subsequential run into lap traffic.

The Lemoore, CA native had one final Hail Mary chance on the final lap, but couldn't muster a big enough run and settled for a 0.514-second margin of victory when it was all said and done.

"Lap cars were tough tonight," Macedo mentioned. "You really had to hustle around them with how much grip the bottom had. I knew that was probably my best bet, but I just couldn't get there when I needed to. Definitely a great night, though, and we'll take this into tomorrow hoping to make it a win."

Finishing on the podium for the first time in more than two months was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT was riding 12 top-10 results in 13 starts with an average finish of 7.2 entering the night. They had been consistent, but not nearly as stout as expected. That changed on Friday as DG matched his Beaver Dam career-best with a fourth third-place effort in the Huset's Speedway machine.

"It just feels good to get back up on the podium," Gravel noted. "I felt like we maybe had a car fast enough to win, but you need the perfect start with how the track was - and we got that - but that red flag to start really hurt us. I'm thinking tomorrow night we'll probably see a way different track. We don't want to be here in third place, but I've been off the podium for a while, so it's good to bring Cody [Jacobs], Trey [Bowman], and Zach [Patterson] back up here where they belong."

The red flag Gravel mentioned was a gnarly three-car crash involving Kraig Kinser, JJ Hickle, and Josh Schneiderman down the backstretch on the opening lap. The #2 had assumed early command of the lead, but the nasty tri-flip occurred before everyone could complete Lap 1. On the ensuing restart, James McFadden of Roth Motorsports went for his one wild ride on the first circuit. Thankfully, all drivers climbed from their cars under their own power.

Rounding out the top five was Spencer Bayston, making his Beaver Dam debut, with a fourth-place finish in the CJB #5, and Logan Schuchart of Shark Racing with a P5 result. Closing out the top-10 behind them was Brad Sweet in sixth, Rico Abreu in seventh, Giovanni Scelzi in eighth, Donny Schatz in ninth, and Aaron Reutzel in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (BEAVER DAM RACEWAY, 6/17/22)

Sheldon Haudenschild's 28th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him beyond Paul McMahan and Tim Shaffer, and into a tie with Kerry Madsen for 21st on the All-Time Win List. His victory brings the Haudenschild family to 100 total victories with the Series, thanks to another 72 from his father, "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschilld.

Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway is the fourth venue Haudenschild has multiple World of Outlaws wins at, joining I-55 (MO) Raceway, Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, and Cotton Bowl (TX) Speedway. By commanding another 35 laps on Friday, Haudenschild surpassed 1,000 laps led with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. He's the 15th different driver to reach that milestone since the turning of the century in 2000.

Carson Macedo's P2 finish marked the 50th top-three finish of his young career, making him the 42nd driver in 45 seasons of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to reach 50 podium finishes.

Among the most notable season-debut performances on Friday was that of Rusty Borland, who earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a 23rd-to-15th run as he laid down his career-best finish with the Series.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The 12th annual Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial concludes on Saturday, June 18 with a $20,000-to-winn show awaiting The Greatest Show on Dirt at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway. After that, a four-race week awaits the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with a quartet of Huset's Speedway shows (Wed-Sat) capped off with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals. Fans can  watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$5,500]; 3. 2-David Gravel [2][$3,200]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$2,600]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,350]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,150]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,100]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [13][$1,950]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$1,900]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [6][$1,850]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$1,400]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,200]; 13. 73-Scotty Thiel [12][$1,000]; 14. 20G-Noah Gass [21][$950]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [23][$900]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech [24][$900]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [15][$900]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$900]; 19. 39-Jake Blackhurst [17][$900]; 20. 83-James McFadden [10][$900]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [19][$900]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [18][$900]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$900]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$900]. Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award:23-Russel Borland[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 27/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,750); 2. Carson Macedo (-58); 3. David Gravel (-58); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-62); 5. Logan Schuchart (-86); 6. Donny Schatz (-164); 7. Spencer Bayston (-190); 8. James McFadden (-242); 9. Jacob Allen (-348); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-448).

 

 

NAME OF THE GAME: Points & Inversions Highlight Unique Format at Huset's High Bank Nationals

Two Preliminary Nights Lead Into $100,000-to-win Finale on Saturday, June 25

BRANDON, SD - June 16, 2022 - The much-anticipated inaugural running of the High Bank Nationals at Huset's Speedway is ready to roar into the spotlight next week. A capacity crowd is expected to attend the state-of-the-art facility in Brandon, SD with thousands more dialing up DIRTVision.com to watch the debut event from home.

Originally scheduled to host three straight nights of racing, the slate has grown with a June 5 postponement adding a standard World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show to the week on Wednesday, June 22. From there, the stakes only go higher and higher as a nearly half-million-dollar purse is paid out through preliminary programs on Thursday & Friday, June 23-24 before the first six-figure payday of the year comes on Saturday, June 25.
Wed, 6/22 - Standard Show ($10,000/Win, $1,000/Start)
Thur, 6/23 - HBN Prelim ($15,000/Win, $1,000/Start)
Fri, 6/24 - HBN Prelim ($20,000/Win, $1,500/Start)
Sat, 6/25 - HBN Finale ($100,000/Win, $3,000/Start)

Of course, with a special event comes a special format. Similar to the AGCO Jackson Nationals (August 18-20), the High Bank Nationals at Huset's will force racers to battle for accumulative points every single time they hit the track through Thursday and Friday prelims.

All drivers will compete in two preliminary shows (Thursday & Friday) with My Place Hotels Qualifying, NOS Energy Drink Heat Races, a C-Main (if needed), Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown, and a NOS Energy Drink Feature on the card both nights. Wednesday's race at Huset's is a postponed standard show, and thus has no impact on the High Bank Nationals.

Among the biggest difference, these preliminary nights will include a six-car inversion to line up Heat Races instead of the standard straight-up format used regularly with the World of Outlaws. More importantly, drivers will be competing for valuable points every single time they hit the racing surface. Qualifying, Heat Races, and the Features all offer up crucial points which will carry over to Saturday’s finale.

The top four in accumulative points from Thursday and Friday will lock-in to the King of the Hill with all others splitting into four Qualifiers based on points. The Qualifier winners will join the locked-in drivers in the King of the Hill, a unique race against the clock.

A time-trial-based event, the King of the Hill puts two cars on the track for two laps with the fastest time moving to the next round. It starts with the four Qualifier winners and carries over to the locked-in drivers with the final round being a battle for the pole position of the $100,000-to-win Feature.

The fully detailed format, including the point table, can be found below…
Prelim Nights (Thursday & Friday)

All Competitors pill draw and qualify according to the standard World of Outlaws format.
If 37 or less cars = single flight of Qualifying split into four Heat Races
If 38-48 cars = split Qualifying with Flight A in Heats 1-2; Flight B in Heats 3-4
If 49+ cars = split Qualifying with Flight A in Heats 1-3; Flight B in Heats 4-6
All Heat Races are inverted by 6 (e.g. QuickTime starts 6th); balance of field lined straight up by times
Top 20 in combined Qualifying & Heat Race points lock-in to Prelim Feature
Top 8 in combined Qualifying & Heat Race points redraw for top-8 starting spots in Prelim Feature
If needed, 41st on back in combined points line straight up in C-Main, transferring top-two to the LCS
21st-40th in combined Qualifying & Heat Race points line straight up in the LCS, behind the top-two in times that did not transfer directly to the Feature. Top-four finishers transfer from the LCS to Feature
Any preliminary night ties in points are broken by Qualifying time
Drivers continue racing for event points in LCS & Feature with points table listed below

$100,000-to-win Finale (Saturday)

Top 4 in accumulative points from Thursday & Friday lock-in to King of the Hill
Balance of the field is split into 4 Qualifiers - winner of each Qualifier to King of the Hill
Finishers 2nd-3rd-4th in Qualifiers transfer to Feature by finishing position
Finishers 5th-6th-7th-8th in Qualifiers transfer to LCS by finishing position
Top 2 in accumulative points that did not transfer directly to Feature start front row of LCS
Finishers 9th & back in Qualifiers transfer to C-Main by finishing position. Top 4 transfer to LCS
Top 4 finishers in LCS transfer to $3,000-to-start finale

King of the Hill (Sets Feature Lineup)

All eight cars involved to the infield (no adjustments once in the infield)
2 cars on the clock, timing in at 2 lap segments
Qualifier Winners go first - Q4 winner vs. Q3 winner, fastest time stays to face Q2 winner, then Q1 winner, 4th in points, etc.
Continuing until last two cars are left on track, fastest time in final round claims the pole position
First 4 rows of Feature lined up by King of the Hill results

Qualifying Points - 100, 99, 98, 97, 96... (Down by 1)
Heat Race Points - 100, 97, 94, 89, 84... (Down by 5)
LCS Non-Transfer Points - 171, 168, 165... (Down by 3)
Feature Finishing Points - 250, 247, 244... (Down by 3)

*First non-transfer in C-Main receives three less points than last in LCS, then three-point drop-off to the end.
*Ties in points are broken by 1) higher AVG Feature finish; 2) Higher AVG Qualifying spot
*Any driver/car using a Feature provisional will receive points for position finished in C-Main or LCS

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Beaver Dam's Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial Expands to Two Days

World of Outlaws Head to Wisconsin for a Potential $30,000 Weekend

BEAVER DAM, WI - June 15, 2022 - A weekend in Wisconsin awaits the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will spend an extra day battling for extra money at Beaver Dam Raceway this Friday & Saturday as the 12th annual Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial expands to include a $20,000-to-win finale for competitors. The series will reach 30 all-time appearances at the Beaver Dam, WI 1/3-mile by the end of the weekend.

After an exciting weekend in Knoxville, Iowa, Brad Sweet continues to lead the championships standings over David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, and Brock Zearfoss as the Series prepares for the upcoming "Month of Money" and the remaining 50 races on the calendar.

Let's look at what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

THE BIG BADGER: When it comes to Beaver Dam, and Wisconsin in general, nobody sticks out quite as much as Brad Sweet does. The Grass Valley, CA native has won in The Badger State more than anywhere else, scoring 11 of his 75 career World of Outlaws wins in the state, only six less than Steve Kinser's all-time mark of 17 Wisconsin wins. The three-time and defending Series champion enters this weekend with a +62 point lead as he chases a fourth consecutive title this season.

Through 28 appearances at Beaver Dam, The Big Cat is tied with Daryn Pittman atop the list with four victories in his short tenure at the track. He's contested 10 of those 28 races and impressively enough, has a top-five result in all eight of the races he finished. It's a crucial weekend for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team, who although continues to expand the championship advantage, remains only a one-time winner in 2022 with a Vado (NM) victory to show in March.

UPPIN' THE ANTE: This weekend's 12th annual Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial will line someone's pocket with a little extra dough as the event expands on the calendar and atop the purse. Traditionally, a one-day event since established in 2010, the annual running is growing in 2022 with an added day making it a doubleheader and an added dose of money making Saturday's finale now $20,000-to-win.

Thus far this season, the World of Outlaws have conducted five events offering more than the standard $10,000-to-win structure. Ironically enough, all five of those races have been won by a team from the state of Pennsylvania. Brent Marks has won two of those (Texas Outlaw Nationals / Morgan Cup) in the Murray-Marks #19, while Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart (Bristol Bash) & Jacob Allen (Jason Johnson Classic), along with Spencer Bayston (Bristol Bash) in the CJB Motorsports #5 have each topped one.

PROVEN WINNERS: Behind Sweet, there's a loaded line of contenders ready to pounce and earn their next victory at Beaver Dam. The quartet of Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo & Kraig Kinser have all won before at the Wisconsin oval, and look to stop the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 to get another this weekend.

Sheldon Haudenschild enters as the defending winner of the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial, passing Giovanni Scelzi at halfway of last year's 40-lapper to score his first-career Beaver Dam triumph. The Wooster, OH native will be going for a Series-best sixth World of Outlaws win in 2022 this weekend aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Donny Schatz is the most experienced full-time Outlaw at Beaver Dam, contesting 28 of the 29 shows in Series history. The 10-time Series champion scored wins in 2002 and 2015 at the track and goes for his second win of the season this weekend in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15.

Carson Macedo has yet to win a World of Outlaws race at Beaver Dam, but has won with IRA at the track in late 2017 aboard Joe Gaerte's #3G. The Jason Johnson Racing pilot finished fifth at the track last year and like Haudenschild, eyes his sixth win of the season in the Albaugh #41 this weekend.

Kraig Kinser was a Beaver Dam victor a decade ago, topping the third edition of the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial in 2012. It's been a tough, but consistent road for the Bloomington, IN native in recent years with results of 12th, 12th, 13th, 12th, 11th, 12th, 12th. He'll be looking to break that top-10 barrier for the third time this season as the Outlaws get back to Beaver Dam this weekend.

ON THE CUSP: Another group of seven full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car stars have enjoyed their own taste of success at Beaver Dam in the past, and look for their biggest breakthrough yet with two nights available this weekend.

David Gravel owns nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts at the track with a career-best of third on three occasions, including last year's visit aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Logan Schuchart has experienced a rollercoaster ride of results at Beaver Dam with numbers trending down, then up, then down, and ultimately peaking with a third-place finish in 2020 aboard the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S.

Jacob Allen, Schuchart's Shark Racing teammate, owns a career-best of fourth at the facility as he returns hoping to capture another boosted payout for his third win in 2022.

Kasey Kahne says Beaver Dam is one of his favorite tracks in the country and has the numbers to back up his liking with a career-best of fifth with IRA in 2009 and an Outlaws best of ninth in 2020.

James McFadden has run sixth at Beaver Dam in the J&M #55 and KKR #9, now he looks to better that aboard the Roth #83 as he continues to chase his first win of the season.

Brock Zearfoss made his Beaver Dam debut last year and quickly found speed with a tenth-place finish in the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3.

Bill Rose finished as high as second with IRA at Beaver Dam in 2014 and owns an Outlaws best of 11th at the track.

DUELIN' IN DAIRYLAND: Beaver Dam's doubleheader marks the first of five races in Wisconsin for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, and all of them come within the next month. The Badger State faithful can find further action with The Greatest Show on Dirt in a few weeks with stops at New Richmond's Cedar Lake Speedway on July 1-2 and Wilmot Raceway on July 9.

BEAVER DAM DEBUT: The three youngest faces on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour will all be making their first appearance at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway this weekend.

Spencer Bayston, the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, continues to shine in his first year with CJB Motorsports. The Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands #5 currently sits seventh in points (-194) with a big Bristol victory, three podium finishes, eight top-five results, and 17 top-10 runs recorded by the Lebanon, IN 23-year-old.

Noah Gass of Mounds, OK has continued to grow leaps and bounds during his inaugural season with the World of Outlaws, proven by his first-career top-10 finish at River Cities (ND) to start the month of June. The 18-year-old rookie has yet to encounter Beaver Dam in his short time but is a two-time IRA winner in the state of Wisconsin with a pair of Plymouth Dirt Track triumphs coming last summer.

Robbie Price of Cobble Hill, BC is growing more and more accustomed to the Jason Sides #7S as he prepares for the final 50 races of the World of Outlaws season. The 24-year-old Canadian qualified for two Features at Atomic (16th) and Knoxville (19th) last weekend with his sights set on a third and fourth as the Series ventures to Beaver Dam this weekend.

THE BIG WHEEL: A native of Sheboygan, WI, Scotty Thiel is always one of the stout locals that rise to the challenge when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars enter his home state. The 30-year-old has earned four of his 22 career IRA (Interstate Racing Association) wins at Beaver Dam and owns 10 IRA podiums at the track to go along with topping this year's season debut.

When it comes to the World of Outlaws, "The Big Wheel" has made 33 Feature starts with a career-best of eighth-place coming last year at Wisconsin's Wilmot Raceway. He's made six DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash appearances throughout his career and looks for a seventh and potentially eighth this weekend in pursuit of bettering his Beaver Dam best of 14th with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

REPPIN' THE IRA: Along with Thiel, a handful of other Interstate Racing Association regulars are expected to make their season debut with the World of Outlaws in Wisconsin this weekend.

Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL is an 11-time IRA winner and an 11-time Feature starter with the World of Outlaws. He's already won with IRA once this year (Francis Creek, WI) and currently sits third in the standings. Blackhurst won at Beaver Dam in the fall of 2020 and chases his first-career top-10 with the Series this weekend.

Danny Schlafer of Gibson, WI has yet to taste IRA victory lane but has been rather consistent in 2022 with four top-five finishes placing him fourth in the current points. He enjoyed a breakout a moment earlier this year with a stellar second-place effort against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth (WI). Schlafer will be aiming for a second-career start with the World of Outlaws with his first coming last year at Wilmot.

Scott Neitzel from down the road in Beaver Dam, WI will be representing his hometown with a 22nd career World of Outlaws start on the line. The 25-time IRA winner owns victories at the track as far back as 1995 and scored his only Outlaws top-10 at Beaver Dam back in 2003 with an eighth-place finish.

Other recent IRA winners at Beaver Dam include Blake Nimee, Mike Reinke, Jordan Goldesberry, Steve Meyer, and Mike Kertscher.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, June 17-18 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (26/77 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (3,612 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-64 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-66 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-74 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-88 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-158 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-194 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-214 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-324 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-436 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (12 Drivers):
5 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
5 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
3 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21

FEATURE LAPS LED (22 Drivers):
107 laps – Carson Macedo
95 laps – Brad Sweet
79 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
71 laps – David Gravel
64 laps – Jacob Allen
61 laps – Kyle Larson
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
54 laps – Brent Marks
49 laps – Spencer Bayston
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – Brian Brown
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brock Zearfoss
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (16 Drivers):
4 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi*
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (29 Drivers):
11 Heat Wins – David Gravel
9 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
8 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
5 Heat Wins – James McFadden, Rico Abreu
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
1 Heat Win – Kasey Kahne, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Brent Marks, Austin McCarl

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (37 Drivers):
18 Dashes – David Gravel
16 Dashes – Brad Sweet
15 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
14 Dashes – Jacob Allen
12 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart,
8 Dashes – Donny Schatz, James McFadden
7 Dashes – Rico Abreu
6 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
5 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks, Aaron Reutzel,
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown
2 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day,
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (15 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (11 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
10 Podiums – Brad Sweet
8 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo
7 Podiums – Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – David Gravel, Logan Schuchart
5 Podiums – Donny Schatz
4 Podiums – Brent Marks
3 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks, Brian Brown
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (39 Drivers):
23 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
22 Top 10s – David Gravel
20 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
19 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild
18 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
17 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
14 Top 10s – James McFadden
13 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
12 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
11 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
8 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Aaron Reutzel
5 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
2 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
20. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
22. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
23. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
24. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Carson Macedo (5)
25. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brent Marks (3)
26. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brian Brown (1)

 

 

Tri-City Speedway's World of Outlaws Date Officially Canceled

Next Trip to St. Louis Area is the Ironman 55 in Pevely, MO on August 5-6

GRANITE CITY, IL - July 13, 2022 - After exploring multiple avenues, unfortunately, a new slot on the 2022 calendar could not be found for Tri-City Speedway. The return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to Granite City, IL – originally scheduled for April 22 – has officially been canceled.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to April’s race at Tri-City Speedway will receive a face-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If credit to your account does not work for you, then you have until July 13 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com if you have further questions. CLICK HERE for a refund request.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series next races in Wisconsin this weekend with the 12th annual Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway on Friday & Saturday, June 17-18. The Greatest Show on Dirt still has 50+ races remaining in the 2022 season as an intense championship battle continues to ramp up with many Crown Jewel events waiting ahead this summer.

At this time, three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing leads the point standings over a quartet of fierce gassers including David Gravel (-64) of Big Game Motorsports, Carson Macedo (-66) of Jason Johnson Racing, Sheldon Haudenschild (-74) of Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, and Logan Schuchart (-88) of Shark Racing.

 

 

THAT’S KNOXVILLE: Brown Beats Outlaws in Big Guns Bash Finale

Danny Lasoski gets first World of Outlaws win as a crew chief

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 11, 2022 – Fifty-nine times Brian Brown has now triumphed in a 410 Sprint Car at Knoxville Raceway. But this one might be his most special in a long time.

“That’s Knoxville,” Brown said with assertion in Victory Lane. “Chalk that one up on the board for Knoxville.”

Brown’s jubilation in Victory Lane as he emerged from his car victorious in the Brownells Big Guns Bash and the weight of this win can best be illustrated with a few stats: his sixth career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature win, first in Outlaws action since June 14, 2019 – ending a 90-race drought with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

But one accolade he earned Saturday night that stands out above the rest has to do with one man that helped get him into the winner’s circle – Sprint Car Hall-of-Famer Danny Lasoski.

Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, has 122 victories with the Series in his career, and now has one as a crew chief to match.

“My whole career, I’ve been a really, really big fan of Brian Brown’s,” Lasoski said. “I helped him get his start with my dad, and there’s nothing that makes me more proud to be a part of this team with Casey’s, FVP and all these partners here that make this happen.”

“Danny has been great since he’s come on board,” Brown, of Higginsville, MO, said. “But, me and Danny are just a small piece of this whole puzzle.”

Together, they figured out the right combination to beat one of the most stacked fields of 410 Sprint Cars assembled anywhere in the country so far this year. Forty-seven cars came back to the Marion County Fairgrounds Saturday night, and Brown topped them all, much to the pleasure of his fans and dismay of his doubters.

“Everybody always says, ‘Oh Brian can’t beat the Outlaws,’ or he can’t do this, or he can’t do that,” Brown said in Victory Lane. “But we just beat the Outlaws tonight and that’s very special to our team.”

To pull off the win, Brown had to knock-off one of the Outlaws’ very best – the three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet. He and his NAPA Auto Parts #49 led the opening 14 circuits around the historic half-mile before Brown got a big run on him, using the high side of Turns 3-4. They crossed the stripe and bolted into Turn 1, where Brown decided to pull the trigger.

“You kinda build a sixth sense about where guys are,” Sweet said when asked if he was surprised by Brown’s close presence. “I knew I wasn’t getting off the corners like I needed to, so you just knew he was going to have a run.”

A big slide job through the wide, sweeping corner sent the local crowd into a frenzy as they watched their favorite begin to pull away down the backstretch. According to Brown, it wasn’t the first time the Knoxville faithful had seen the maneuver this year.

“That move that I [used to] get by Brad there – I used that a couple weeks ago,” Brown said. “It pays to run here and run with [the Outlaws].”

A red flag brought the action to a halt with seven laps to go, which restacked the field and erased Brown’s lead. On the restart, Sweet tried to get back by Brown in the low groove, but Brown was too fast on the top. He led the remaining seven laps, unchallenged after that point, and collected $10,000 for his 59th career victory at Knoxville, tying him for third-most all-time with seven-time track champion Terry McCarl.

“It’s a dream come true to beat the Outlaws,” Brown said, dedicating the win to former car owner Lonny Parsons, who passed away recently.

Sweet held off a hungry Spencer Bayston in the closing laps to bag his 10th podium of the season – the most by any driver. Though he came up one spot short of his second win of the season, he recognized where he could have been better for the next time he’ll be here in August for the 61st running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals.

“The line I wanted to run, I felt like I needed to move off of it sooner,” Sweet said. “I think the top got a little faster. I knew Brian was gonna be really fast on the top of the racetrack, so I’m a little disappointed in maybe a couple of the decisions I made as a driver.

“Any time you come to Knoxville, you’re thinking about the Nationals, so to leave here in June with a really nice balance is definitely a plus.”

Bayston crossed the stripe in third, bagging his third podium of the season behind the wheel of the CJB Motorsports #5. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz came home in fourth after starting 10th, while Jason Johnson Racing pilot Carson Macedo rounded out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The Outlaws will get a few days off before getting back into action next Friday-Saturday night, June 17-18, at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI. If you can’t be at the track, DIRTVision has you covered with a FAST PASS subscription to watch The Greatest Show on Dirt.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps)

1. 21-Brian Brown [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$6,000]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston [3][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,800]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,200]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [8][$2,100]; 9. 8-Aaron Reutzel [11][$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$2,000]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,600]; 12. 83-James McFadden [20][$1,400]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [24][$1,200]; 14. 9-Kasey Kahne [9][$1,100]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2][$1,050]; 16. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [14][$1,000]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [22][$1,000]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [17][$1,000]; 19. 7S-Robbie Price [25][$1,000]; 20. 76-Nathan Mills [19][$1,000]; 21. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [21][$1,000]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,000]; 23. 7W-Dustin Selvage [15][$1,000]; 24. 2J-Lynton Jeffrey [16][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][]

Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-14, Brian Brown 15-25

KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+11]

 

 

THE MACHO MAN: Brady Bacon Battles to First Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Win at Lake Ozark Speedway

Ballou and Swanson Led First 15 Laps Before Dramatics Unfolded

ELDON, MO - June 11, 2022 - After several close calls through the first three races, Brady Bacon finally sealed the deal on Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway to score his first win with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation.

"The Macho Man" rolled from seventh as the green flag waved at the Eldon, MO track and quickly picked his way into the top-five. From there, it was a methodical line on the low side that allowed the #98 entry to drive by the trio of Matt Westfall, Robert Ballou, and eventually leader Jake Swanson on the 16th of 30 laps.

The Broken Arrow, OK native survived a pair of restarts, one with a hard-charging CJ Leary on his tail, to get the job done and take down Saturday's $6,000 top prize. He had a chance at a potential $16,000 payday at Lake Ozark - needing another win in the POWRi 410 Winged Feature - but fell short of the Design Source Flooring sweep bonus with a second-place run following his non-wing win.

It's been a rollercoaster ride to Xtreme Outlaw victory lane for the four-time USAC National Sprint Car Series champion, who has been a threat to win in each of the four races in 2022. He was high point man before a violent flip on night one, then finished a close second-place on night two, and was leading the third event before spinning from command.

However, tonight, "The Baconator" was not to be denied. He controlled the final 15 laps of the Low-E Insulation Feature and snagged his third overall win of the season in the process. Behind him, the dramatics did not disappoint.

A part of Bacon's drive to the lead was Jake Swanson's unfortunate luck as his right rear tire began to delaminate. Things only heated up on Lap 24 when Robert Ballou made contact with Swanson's #21AZ in turn three and moved him out of the way for position. The tide quickly turned in the next corner Swanson returned the favor to Ballou, bringing both cars to a stop, and taking away two winning contenders.

CJ Leary, the hard-charging championship leader, was placed into second-from-13th following the wreck and appeared to be Bacon's biggest threat for the Lake Ozark glory. The Greenfield, IN native was searching for his third Xtreme Outlaw win in four races but ultimately fell short after providing a brief bid against Bacon on the final restart.

Ultimately, Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, OH earned the runner-up finish as he snuck by Leary after a close encounter with the wall. For Westfall, it continues his success at Lake Ozark as he follows a fourth in April with a second in June to up his Xtreme Outlaw career-best result.

Leary officially brought the Bill Michael Motorsports #77M home with a third-from-13th effort and extended his Xtreme Outlaw championship advantage due to Ballou's misfortune. To start the inaugural season with the new Series, Leary has finished first, fourth, first, and third as the most consistent car on tour.

Shane Cockrum rallied from a work area trip early on and unofficially drove the Amati Racing #66 all the way from 18th-to-fourth. His stellar rally from the tail brings the Benton, IL native up to second in the Xtreme Outlaw standings with only eight races remaining in pursuit of the inaugural $20,000 title. Alex Bright, who made the long haul from Collegeville, PA, earned his first Xtreme Outlaw top-five finish.

Rounding out the top-10 at Lake Ozark was Kory Schudy of Springfield, MO in sixth-from-14th, Jack Wagner of Lone Jack, MO in seventh-from-17th, Mario Clouser of Auburn, IL in eighth after a trip to the work area, Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, TN in ninth-from-20th, and Steven Russell of Rochester, IL with TJ Forged Hard Charger Honors for his 22nd-to-1oth run.

UP NEXT - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation returns to racing in two weeks with the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. The Series will join the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Summit Racing DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the two-night affair at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch LIVE on DIRTVision.

Low-E Insulation Feature Results (30 Laps): 1.98-Brady Bacon (7); 2. 33M-Matt Westfall (3); 3. 77M-CJ Leary (13); 4. 66-Shane Cockrum (8); 5. 20-Alex Bright (5); 6. 28-Kory Schudy (14); 7. 77-Jack Wagner (17); 8. 6-Mario Clouser (4); 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (20); 10. 1JR-Steven Russell (22); 11. 11W-Wyatt Burks (18); 12. 44-Wesley Smith (15); 13. 74-Xavier Doney (9); 14. 12-Robert Ballou (1); 15. 17GP-Kyle Shipley (10); 16. 4-Braydon Cromwell (21); 17. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (2); 18. 24-Landon Simson (16); 19. 2B-Chad Boespflug (6); 20. 91-Riley Kreisel (11); 21. 9-Cody Baker (12); 22. 32-Garrett Aitken (19). Lap Leaders: Ballou 1-6; Swanson 7-15; Bacon 16-30. TJ Forged Hard Charger: Russel +12.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series Returns This Weekend at Missouri's Lake Ozark Speedway

Leary, Ballou, Cockrum, Short & Swanson Lead Series into Friday-Saturday

ELDON, MO - June 7, 2022 - After two months off, the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation returns to action this weekend with a doubleheader at Eldon, MO's Lake Ozark Speedway.

Held in conjunction with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, the "410 Nationals" on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11 will offer the standard $5,000-to-win and $6,000-to-win Xtreme Outlaw purses for teams with all Feature cars receiving $600-to-start. Remember, the top-10 in Xtreme Outlaw points will also receive tow money and courtesy pit passes from the Series.

This weekend's doubleheader at Lake Ozark marks the first of five races in June, the busiest month thus far for the young Xtreme Outlaw Series. The Sprint Cars will return to Missouri on Friday & Saturday, June 24-25 for the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff alongside the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Pevely's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota will also venture to Jacksonville, IL on Sunday, June 26 for the Series' third event and first since debuting at Millbridge (NC) in May. LAKE OZARK TICKETS (Fri-Sat)

Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

LEARY'S LEADING: Through the first three races in Series history, CJ Leary has established himself as the early favorite for the inaugural championship worth $20,000. He dominated the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series debut at Volusia (FL) in February and backed that up with another exciting score in April during his first appearance at Lake Ozark (MO). This weekend, the Bill Michael Motorsports #77M returns to the Eldon, MO 1/3-mile with sights set on a third and potentially fourth triumph.

In the grand scheme of things, Leary (Greenfield, IN) is one of the hottest Non-Wing Sprint Car drivers in the entire country, let alone in the Xtreme Outlaw Series. The 26-year-old leads the nation with six victories including the No Way Out 40 at Paragon (IN), BOSS at Montpelier (IN), USAC at Terre Haute (IN), and BC's Indiana Double at Kokomo (IN), and his two out-of-state Xtreme Outlaw triumphs.

THE MAD MAN: If the trends and numbers have anything to say about it, Robert Ballou is due for a win. In the first three Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car events, Ballou finished fourth, then third, and then second. He'll try to get that overdue victory this Friday night when he returns to Lake Ozark Speedway, where he charged from 17th-to-2nd in April and led throughout the closing stages.

The Rocklin, CA native is already a two-time victory in 2022 with both wins coming under the USAC National Sprint Car Series banner at I-70 (MO) and Terre Haute (IN). He'll certainly be one to watch this weekend as he hopes to join Leary and Thomas Meseraull as a winner with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation and cut down into Leary's +36 point lead.

HANGING AROUND: Behind Leary (676) and Ballou (640) is a trio of patient, but stealthy gassers keeping their name in the early-season title fight with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series and looking to make up some ground this weekend.

Shane Cockrum (-77) of Benton, IL earned his first podium finish in the Series' most recent trip to Lake Ozark aboard the Amati Racing #66. Carson Short (-114) of Marion, IL led the first-ever lap in Xtreme Outlaw history and backed that up with two top-10 results before a flip at LOS ended his bid to make it three-for-three. Jake Swanson (-130) of Anaheim, CA has been s steady frontrunner in the #21AZ and much like Short's Lake Ozark flip, would be much closer to the top of the standings if not for his DNF at Volusia while running third.

LONG HAUL: Sitting seventh in the current Xtreme Outlaw standings, Alex Bright of Collegeville, PA is showing the utmost commitment to the new series with his long haul this weekend. He and the Hummer Motorsports #20 will cover more than 1,000 miles one way on their 15-hour trip from Collegeville, PA to Eldon, MO.

Had it not been for a crash while running inside the top-five at Lake Ozark in April, Bright would likely be sitting third in the points right behind Leary and Ballou after his back-to-back strong runs at Volusia. The 31-year-old ace enters this weekend with three wins already under his belt in 2022, those all coming with the USAC East Coast Series at Bloomsburg (PA), Delaware (DE), and Williams Grove (PA).

SHOW-ME STRONG: Lake Ozark's doubleheader marks the first of four consecutive Xtreme Outlaw events in Missouri this month as the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff follows at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on June 24-25.

A whole contingent of Missouri natives will be in attendance this weekend hoping to defend home turf at Lake Ozark as they've done countless times before with the POWRi WAR Sprint League. Among the previous local non-wing winners in Eldon are the likes of Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO), Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO), Jack Wagner (Lone Jack, MO), and Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, MO).

A BATTLE WITH WAR: Friday and Saturday's trip to Lake Ozark will mark the second and third events held in conjunction with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. The Belleville, IL-based organization has already completed four races in 2022 with four different winners - CJ Leary, Kory Schudy, Riley Kreisel, and Wesley Smith - finding their way to victory lane.

Entering this weekend, Kory Schudy leads the POWRi WAR standings with Jack Wagner, Anthony Nicholson, Steven Russell, and Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, MO) rounding out the current top-five. THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, June 10-11 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO

ON THE INTERNET Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation Twitter – @Xtreme_Outlaw Instagram – @XtremeOutlaw Facebook – Facebook.com/XtremeOutlawSeries.WRG YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (3/13 Nights): 1. 77-CJ Leary (676 PTS); 2. 12-Robert Ballou (-36 PTS); 3. 66-Shane Cockrum (-77 PTS); 4. 21-Carson Short (-114 PTS); 5. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (-130 PTS); 6. 69-Brady Bacon (-135 PTS); 7. 20-Alex Bright (-139 PTS); 8. 6-Mario Clouser (-148 PTS); 9. 44-Wesley Smith (-153 PTS); 10. 33M-Matt Westfall (-163 PTS).

LOW-E INSULATION FEATURE WINNERS (2 Drivers): 2 wins - CJ Leary (Greenfield, IN) / Michael Motorsports #77 1 win - Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA) / Sean Michael #20M

FEATURE LAPS LED (5 Drivers): 40 Laps - CJ Leary 30 Laps - Thomas Meseraull 10 Laps - Brady Bacon 4 Laps - Robert Ballou 1 Lap - Carson Short

WHITZ RACING QUICKTIME AWARDS (3 Drivers): 1 QuickTime - Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon

HEAT RACE WINNERS (10 Drivers): 2 Heat Wins - CJ Leary, Shane Cockrum 1 Heat Win - Justin Grant, Robert Ballou, Dustin Clark, Shane Cottle, Cole Bodine, Jake Swanson, Alex Bright, Jack Wagner

K1 RACE GEAR LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (5 Drivers): 1 LCS Win - Thomas Meseraull, Wesley Smith, Charles Davis Jr, Brandon Mattox, Robert Ballou

TJ FORGED HARD CHARGER AWARDS (3 Drivers): 1 Hard Charger - Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou

PODIUM FINISHES (7 Drivers): 2 Podiums - CJ Leary, Robert Ballou, 1 Podium - Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, Shane Cockrum

TOP 10 FINISHES (20 Drivers): 3 Top 10s - CJ Leary, Robert Ballou 2 Top 10s - Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Charles Davis Jr, Alex Bright, Shane Cockrum, Jake Swanson, 1 Top 10 - Chase Stockon, Dustin Clark, Mitchel Moles, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, Justin Grant, Matt Westfall, Jason McDougal, Wesley Smith, Jack Wagner, Kory Schudy, Isaac Chapple

2022 XTREME OUTLAW SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS: No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins) 1. Mon, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / CJ Leary (1) 2. Tues, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Thomas Meseraull (1) 3. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / CJ Leary (2) 4. Fri, June 10 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO 5. Sat, June 11 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO 6. Fri, June 24 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO 7. Sat, June 25 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO 8. Fri, Sept. 9 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL 9. Sat, Sept. 10 / Spoon River Speedway / Canton, IL 10. Fri, Oct. 7 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH 11. Sat, Oct. 8 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH 12. TBA 13. TBA

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Set for Vital Weekend at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway

Every Lap Matters Ahead of 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals in August

KNOXVILLE, IA - June 6, 2022 - The Greatest Show on Dirt heads for The Sprint Car Capital of the World this weekend.

Iowa's Knoxville Raceway will host a doubleheader this Friday and Saturday, June 10-11 as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to town for the annual Brownells Big Guns Bash. It's a thrilling two nights at the Marion County Fairgrounds with the local legends facing the best of the best as they invade the Black Zook Clay.
Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

BLACK ZOOK EXPERIENCE: When it comes to the World of Outlaws at Knoxville, three full-time stars stand out above the rest - Donny Schatz, David Gravel, and Brad Sweet.

Donny Schatz is ranked eighth on the track's All-Time Wins List with 17 of his 27 Knoxville wins coming with the World of Outlaws, and 10 of those being the Knoxville Nationals. The 10-time Series champion finished 3rd, 3rd & 2nd at the track last August, and heads into this weekend eyeing a second win of the year in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

David Gravel has been especially hot at Knoxville Raceway in the past few years, winning HALF (7 of 14) starts since August 2019. This weekend, the Watertown, CT native will be going for this third World of Outlaws win of the season and his third Knoxville Raceway win in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Brad Sweet hasn't won at Knoxville since June 2019, but he's been consistent with 10 top-10 finishes and an average result of 7.7 in 14 starts since then. The Big Cat will be going for his second World of Outlaws win of the season and the eighth of his career at Knoxville Raceway this weekend in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49.

TEAM KNOXVILLE: There's the PA Posse out east and the Golden State Gang out west, but in the heart of the country lies Team Knoxville - a group of loyal locals committed to weekly action at The Sprint Car Capital of the World. Leading that contingent against the World of Outlaws is Brian Brown of Higginsville, MO, who goes for his 59th Knoxville Raceway 410 win this weekend in hopes of tying Terry McCarl for third on the all-time win list at the track.

Currently on top of the Knoxville season standings is Austin McCarl of Altoona, IA in the Country Builders #88. He's a six-time 410 victor at the track, including once this year, and looks to top his career-best of second with the Series. Austin and younger brother Carson McCarl are both trying to join their father "T-Mac" as a World of Outlaws winner.

Other names to look for this weekend include Justin Henderson (23 total Knoxville wins), Davey Reskin (reigning track champ), Lynton Jeffrey (last week's winner), Matt Juhl (Outlaw career-best of 3rd), Ayrton Gennetten (led World of Outlaws race last year). Also keep your eye on the likes of Sawyer & Tasker Phillips, Riley Gordon, J.J. Hickle, Josh Higday, and Chris Martin, among others.

SHOOTING FOR SIX: The two most recent winners in World of Outlaws competition are also the two winningest drivers with the Series in 2022. Both Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild own five wins apiece thus far, and head for The Sprint Car Capital of the World this weekend with a chance at winning for the sixth time.

Carson Macedo, who topped Friday's Feature at River Cities, has already won once at Knoxville earlier this season in weekly competition. The Lemoore, CA native also brings in momentum from last year's June doubleheader with the World of Outlaws, a weekend he swept aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Later this year, he'll have a chance to become JJR's third different Knoxville Nationals champion in six runnings.

Sheldon Haudenschild has been on a hot streak of late, winning three of four Features before his streak ended with a 13th-place result at River Cities. The Wooster, OH native has yet to beat the World of Outlaws at Knoxville, but he did score his first win at the track last year during a local show. His father, Jac Haudenschild, was a nine-time winner with the Series at the Marion County Fairgrounds, and Sheldon gets his next chance this weekend in the NOS Energy Drink #17.

TOYOTA HISTORY: Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing made history last week at Knoxville Raceway by winning the first-ever 410 Winged Sprint Car race with a Toyota Development Racing engine under the hood of their Mobil 1 #8. The Clute, TX native already claimed Toyota's best finish with the World of Outlaws earlier this year when he took the TRD machine to third-place at Volusia (FL) during the season opener.

A six-time winner in both World of Outlaws competition and Knoxville Raceway action (4 with 410, 2 with 360), Reutzel will eye his seventh score with the Series and at the track this weekend.

ON THE GASS: In his 25th Feature start with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday, 18-year-old Noah Gass of Mounds, OK recorded his first-career top-10 finish. The moment of jubilation for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender was amplified as he also earned his first KSE Hard Charger Award thanks to the 17th-to-10th bid at River Cities.

It's been a massive learning curve for the youngster and his crew of Cody Cordell & Robby McQuinn, but they're rolling with the punches quite well. The teenager is committed to giving this his all and is beginning to prove he'll be one to closely watch as he progresses over the coming months and years.

CHASING THE FIRST: Several full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series stars will be chasing their first 410 victory at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway this weekend at the Brownell's Big Guns Bash.

Spencer Bayston has finished as high as second with the All Star Circuit of Champions and also ran fifth with the World of Outlaws at the track in 2020. The Lebanon, IN native is looking for his second win of the season in the CJB Motorsports #5.

James McFadden is a two-time ASCS National Tour winner at Knoxville with a 360 under the hood, but he's yet to tame the black book clay with a 410. The Roth Motorsports #83 pilot has an opportunity to change that this weekend and score the 99th World of Outlaws win for Hall of Fame car owner Dennis Roth.

Jacob Allen once started on the pole of a Hard Knox night at the Knoxville Nationals but hasn't faired as well in the results department with a career-best of 12th through 16 starts at the 1/2-mile. He's already a two-time World of Outlaws winner in 2022 and hopes to nail down that first Knoxville top-10 this weekend.

In his most recent appearance, Brock Zearfoss recorded his Knoxville career-best, a fourth-place during last year's Hard Knox program. The driver of the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z is fresh off his fifth top-10 of the season at River Cities last week.

EVERY LAP MATTERS: In preparation for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, a driver and team can never have enough laps at Knoxville Raceway. Local teams spend all season dialing in their setups, while the invaders take every single chance they get to hit the Black Zook Clay and find the speed they need.

With the exception of last year's champion Kyle Larson (who didn't race in June), the last three Knoxville Nationals winners before him (Gravel '19, Sweet '18, Schatz '17) were winning contenders in the World of Outlaws early-summer tune-up and finished within the top-five.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, June 10-11 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (24/77 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (3,328 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-52 PTS); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-56 PTS); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-62 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-88 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-148 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-172 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-184 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-250 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-384 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
5 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
5 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15

FEATURE LAPS LED (22 Drivers):
107 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
79 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
71 laps – David Gravel
64 laps – Jacob Allen
61 laps – Kyle Larson
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps – Spencer Bayston
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
29 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brock Zearfoss, Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (15 Drivers):
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
3 QuickTimes – David Gravel
2 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi*
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Buddy Kofoid
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (26 Drivers):
10 Heat Wins – David Gravel
8 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo, Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Rico Abreu
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Kasey Kahne, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (35 Drivers):
16 Dashes – David Gravel
14 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
11 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart,
8 Dashes – Donny Schatz, James McFadden
7 Dashes – Rico Abreu
6 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
5 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (15 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (11 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
9 Podiums – Brad Sweet
8 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo
7 Podiums – Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz
3 Podiums – James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (39 Drivers):
21 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
20 Top 10s – David Gravel
18 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
17 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
16 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
15 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
14 Top 10s – James McFadden
13 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
12 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
10 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
8 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks
4 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
20. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
22. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
23. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
24. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Carson Macedo (5)

 

 

POSTPONED: Sunday's World of Outlaws Show at Huset's Pushed Back to Wednesday, June 22

Reschedule Date Leads Into $100,000/Win Huset's High Bank Nationals on June 23-25

Brandon, SD - June 5, 2022 - Unfortunately, Mother Nature continues to spoil the show at Huset's Speedway. A severe storm hit the facility earlier this week and now a series of rain showers has postponed the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event on Sunday night.

The race is NOT cancelled, and is now scheduled to run on Wednesday, June 22. The makeup race will be separate from the $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals, but will serve as a crucial lead-in to the inaugural event on June 23-25 in Brandon, SD.

Fans and drivers are encouraged to hold onto tickets or pit passes already purchased for Sunday's show, and they will be eligible for use at the Wednesday, August 22 makeup race.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to The Sprint Car Capital of the World next weekend. A doubleheader at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway on Friday & Saturday, June 10-11 will serve as a tune-up for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals taking place later this summer in August. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or stream every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

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HIGH FIVE: Carson Macedo & Jason Johnson Racing Tame River Cities for Win #5 of 2022 Season

World of Outlaws Champions Brad Sweet & Donny Schatz Round Out Podium

GRAND FORKS, ND - June 3, 2022 - On Monday, Sheldon Haudenschild & Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing made their mark as the first five-time winner in 2022 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. On Friday night, Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing quickly backed them up and followed suit with a fifth win to match.

Capitalizing amid heavy lap traffic on an even heavier race track, Macedo snookered Logan Schuchart on Lap 11 at River Cities Speedway and never looked back. The Lemoore, CA native set a torrid pace at the Grand Forks, ND bullring, lapping up to ninth-place within five minutes and 17 laps, and going unchallenged over the final three restarts with Schuchart, Donny Schatz, and Brad Sweet lining up behind him.

It was a much-needed confidence boost for a team that was still reeling from a stunning disqualification (weight requirement) at Williams Grove three weeks ago. They should've left Mechanicsburg with the championship lead, but instead began down a rough five-race stretch with an 13.2 average finish and fell to fourth in the standings.

By Friday, all that was in the rear view mirror and out of focus for the Rocky Mount, MO-based team. The Albaugh #41 was stout all night long at the North Dakota 1/4-mile, winning his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and then the 35-lap Feature for his first triumph at River Cities.

"I think we've just had a bit of bad luck on top of being a little bit off lately," Macedo said on their struggles lately. "I'm just happy to put these guys back in victory lane and pick up everyone's confidence. We can go to Huset's with our heads held high and hopefully contend for another win.

Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Repetz] have been working so hard. The character in the track really made it interesting tonight. It honestly felt like the more the race went on, the worse I got. My car just got heavier and tighter as the track was chunking out, and that was all while dealing with lap traffic. Luckily, I chose that right lane and snuck by Logan, that was a big move."

That move around Schuchart on Lap 11 is what ultimately won Macedo his 22nd career World of Outlaws win. The first 22 laps of the race ran caution-free before the first restart allowed the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S to line up alongside Macedo's #41.

Knowing this was arguably his best shot yet with a double-file restart, Schuchart went full send into turn one with hopes of whipping around Macedo to re-claim the lead after pacing the first 10 laps. However, the track had different plans, reaching out and grabbing Schuchart as he started to hop, skip, and jump before flipping it over and landing upside down in turn two. Luckily, in a move that could pay dividends in the championship battle, the Shark crew made repairs in the work area and sent Schuchart back out to finish sixth.

Prepared for surfaces of all kinds, Macedo credited his training as an essential tool in claiming Friday's win on a rough and tough race track.

"I spend as many days in the gym as I can to be ready for situations like tonight," Macedo said on the surface. "We see everything with the World of Outlaws and sometimes you're gonna get a cowboy up track for 35 laps. I was a bit fatigued by the end, so it's all about having enough muscle left in you when you most need it."

Ending an eight-race absence from the podium, championship leader Brad Sweet finally returned to the top-three for the first time since Tai-State (IN) in late April. A runner-up result for the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 extended The Big Cat's points advantage as we approach the 25% mark of the 2022 season.

"It's always nice to be on the front stretch," a relieved Sweet said. "That was tricky, though. There was so much going on with the rappers, plus it felt like the track was only gaining grip as we went on. It was honestly pretty fun in lap traffic, though. I'll take a second after this recent stretch we've been on. The results haven't showed how hard these NAPA Auto Parts guys are working."

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND made the hour-long drive north to Grand Forks and continued his remarkable run of success at the track with a third-place effort. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion earned his fifth podium of the year, extending his record to 26 top-five finishes in 28 Series starts at River Cities Speedway. It was another solid effort with car owner Tony Stewart in attendance ahead of his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame tomorrow in Knoxville.

"I don't know if I've ever been on two wheels that many times in my life," Schatz joked on the unique characteristics of the track. "There's no denying this place had a lot of character tonight, I think Larry [Hillerud] would've been smiling down on that one. That's the nature of the beast, though, not much surprises me on the road anymore. This team keeps digging and we keep putting the results together. The more we show up on this podium, we'll eventually get back into victory lane."

Closing out the top-five on Friday night was James McFadden in fourth-place aboard the Roth Motorsports #83, and David Gravel in fifth-place in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 at River Cities was the #1S of Logan Schuchart in sixth, the #3Z of Brock Zearfoss in seventh, the #9 of Kasey Kahne in eighth, the #13 of Mark Dobmeier in ninth, and the #20G of Noah Gass in tenth. NOS NOTEBOOK (River Cities Speedway, 6/3/22)

Carson Macedo's fifth win of the season brings him and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 into a tie with Sheldon Haudenschild and the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 for most wins with the Series in 2022. By pacing 25 laps on Friday, Macedo also becomes the first driver through 24 races to lead 100+ laps this season.

Macedo's 22nd career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory moves him beyond Rick Ferkel and Tim Kaeding into sole possession of 28th on the All-Time Win List. Next up is Ron Shuman of Tempe, AZ at 24 career wins.

Of the 11 drivers to break into the nine-second bracket during My Place Hotels Qualifying, Sheldon Haudenschild led them all with a lap of 9.693 seconds around River Cities Speedway. He's the sixth driver to earn multiple Slick Woody's Cornhole Company QuickTime Awards this season.

A trio of NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Carson Macedo (67th career), Kasey Kahne (15th career), and Kraig Kinser (123rd career). Macedo followed that with his second DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win of the season to earn the pole position. Austin Pierce of Grand Forks, ND topped the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown. He was one of 11 local drivers to qualify for their first NOS Energy Drink Feature of the 2022 season.

18-year-old Noah Gass of Mounds, OK earned Friday's KSE Hard Charger Award with a 17th-t0-10th victory. It marked the first-career World of Outlaws top-10 finish for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender.

UP NEXT (Sun) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be off tomorrow night, but the racing resumes on Sunday, June 5 with the first of four stops at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD. The Sunday night showdown is a precursor for the upcoming $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals at the track on June 23-25. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,500]; 4. 83-James McFadden [8][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [11][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$2,300]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,200]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [3][$2,100]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13][$2,050]; 10. 20G-Noah Gass [17][$2,000]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$1,600]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$1,400]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$1,200]; 14. 2A-Austin Pierce [19][$1,100]; 15. 11M-Brendan Mullen [14][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,000]; 17. 8H-Jade Hastings [15][$1,000]; 18. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [21][$1,000]; 19. 99-Jordan Graham [20][$1,000]; 20. 17K-Zach Omdahl [18][$1,000]; 21. O-Nick Omdahl [24][$1,000]; 22. 26-Blake Egeland [22][$1,000]; 23. 55-Nick Ranten [23][$1,000]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [16][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-10, Carson Macedo 11-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 24/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,328); 2. David Gravel (-52); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-56); 4. Carson Macedo (-62); 5. Logan Schuchart (-88); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. James McFadden (-172); 8. Spencer Bayston (-184); 9. Jacob Allen (-250); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-384).

 

 

IMMORTALIZED: World of Outlaws Fixtures Inducted into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Announcer Johnny Gibson, Owners Tony Stewart & Dennis Roth Headline 12-Man Group of Legends

KNOXVILLE, IA - June 4, 2022 - In the world of Sprint Car racing, there is no greater achievement when honoring the life work of an individual than to be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Today, the next 12 men in line receive that ultimate honor of forever being enshrined as an impactful member of the sport.

Founded in 1986 and spearheaded by visionaries Ralph Capitani, Don Lamberti & C.K. Spurlock, the Hall of Fame has been recognizing the dedication and passion of drivers, owners, manufacturers, promoters, and more for 35+ years. The museum, an iconic fixture outside of turn two at Knoxville Raceway, has been educating fans and honoring legends since it broke ground in 1991.

As the class of 2022 heads to the hall today at The Sprint Car Capital of the World, many inductees make their way into the history books with a significant impact on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

John Gibson has dedicated his life to the World of Outlaws, that's no exaggeration. The Pennsylvania native parlayed a program-selling business and a chance opportunity to take the mic with Bobby Gerould into a career as what he calls "the luckiest race fan in the world" back in 1995. Proof of his passion for the sport is the fact that Gibson has called more than 2,000+ consecutive World of Outlaws races since he made his first call 27 years ago. From his iconic Often Imitated, Never Duplicated four-abreast tagline to his signature shouting of QuickTiiimeee, "Gibby" has created a niche of loyal fans with his knack for painting a picture with words and his otherworldly knowledge of the sport. His induction wasn't a matter of if, but when, and that time finally comes today for a well-deserved man.

Tony Stewart has earned his induction into the Hall of Fame in every category imaginable - driver, owner, promoter, you name it. The driving portion of his career is covered by a historic USAC Triple Crown in 1995 and three World of Outlaws wins on a part-time basis. As a car owner, he's one of the greatest in World of Outlaws history with 300+ victories and nine championships provided by the likes of Donny Schatz, Danny Lasoski, Steve Kinser, and more in 20 years of operation. As a promoter, he's kept the legacy of Eldora Speedway alive and well in the post-Earl Baltes era and he's resurrected the All Star Circuit of Champions into the best shape in Series history. Everything "Smoke" has touched, he's done with 100% passion in hopes of elevating the sport to the next level. On his induction into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame, he said "it means more than all of the other ones, because I've poured my heart and soul into this sport for the last 20-30 years."

Dennis Roth is one of the longest tenured car owners in World of Outlaws history, and he's got the credentials to go along with it. The man behind the Beef Packers mobile has seen his #83 entry reach victory lane with The Greatest Show on Dirt on 98 occasions, two shy of becoming only the sixth man in 45 years to send his car on 100 winning ways. He's offered his seat to countless men over the years, owning the record for most World of Outlaws wins with different drivers (15). The California businessman now supplies the ride for James McFadden and continues to be one of Sprint Car Racing's biggest supporters. He's enjoyed glory at Knoxville before with multiple Nationals titles, but this induction to the Hall of Fame may be his sweetest triumph in Iowa as we acknowledge his contributions as world-class car owner.

Tim Green of San Jose, CA is a 12-time World of Outlaws winner, still ranking 39th on the All-Time Win List. In less than 20 full seasons behind the wheel, Green left a lasting mark as one of the most impressive stars to come from California's west coast throughout the 1970's and 80's. He was a multi-time champion with NARC 410, topped specials at Manzanita's Western World, Skagit's Dirt Cup, and twice sat on the pole of the Knoxville Nationals before finishing fourth.

Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN claimed his lone World of Outlaws win at the young age of 22 years old at one of his home tracks, Riverside (AR), in 1980. It would be his only win with the Series in 200+ starts, but that was only the beginning of his Hall of Fame career. The Tennessee native went on to become a legend in the ASCS and USCS ranks, winning championship after championship, and becoming an acclaimed mentor for the next generation.

Jack Kromer also heads for the Hall of Fame this year, a distinguished dirt track photographer, who has been crafting imagery longer than the World of Outlaws have been around. He's joined in the media category with Gibson and the late, great Robin Miller, who's passion for dirt track racing never wavered amid his transition to cover the world of IndyCar racing.

Also included in this year's National Sprint Car Hall of Fame class is drivers Eric Gordon and Bob Frey, mechanic Ralph Heintzelman Sr., owner Walter T. Ross, and Melvin “Slim” Rutherford in the pre-1945 category.

 

 

THE BANK IS OPEN: $100,000/Win Huset's High Bank Nationals Only Three Weeks Away

Nearly Half-Million Dollar Purse to be Paid at Inaugural Race on June 23-25

BRANDON, SD - June 2, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will compete for four, six-figure paydays across the 2022 season, and the first one is only three weeks away.

A brand new event crafted by the always-innovative Tod Quiring, the inaugural High Bank Nationals will debut at Huset's Speedway on Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. Nearly a half-million dollars will be paid out over three nights at the Brandon, SD facility and it's all capped off by a $100,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start main event.

More money will be spread all throughout the Feature with the top-five finishers in the finale each cashing five-figure checks - second at $30,000, third at $20,000, fourth at $15,000, fifth at $10,000. Both preliminary fields include boosted purses as well with the opener paying $15,000-to-win, and night two offering $20,000-to-win, and $1,500-to-start.

The unique format for the three-day event is currently being finalized by track officials and will be released once completed.
 

Prior to the three-day spectacular, The Greatest Show on Dirt will tune-up for the race with a one-night stop at the 1/3-mile oval coming this Sunday, June 5. Weekly winners at the track this season already include Parker Price-Miller, Lynton Jeffrey, Giovanni Scelzi, and Ryan Timms.

Through 50 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car races at the track since 1983, a total of 19 different drivers have won with the Series at Huset's. The trio of Sammy Swindell (10), Mark Kinser (9) & Steve Kinser (7) stand out above the rest, but when it comes to active drivers Donny Schatz (4) and David Gravel (2) lead the way. Others like Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Aaron Reutzel have one win apiece.

Reutzel enters as the winner of last year's Huset's 50, a different two-day variation of this event with $30,000 on the line. That was in the Roth Motorsports #83 - now piloted by James McFadden - and now Reutzel wheels the Ridge & Sons Racing #8 in pursuit of another big payday in South Dakota.

For David Gravel, the Watertown, CT native is hoping to capitalize on recent success at Huset's, the track owned by his car owner Tod Quiring and the name that dons his #2 Big Game Motorsports entry. He was twice a World of Outlaws winner at the track last year, and now looks to add the $100,000 High Banks Nationals to his list of Crown Jewel wins like the Knoxville Nationals, National Open, and Bristol Bash.

The most successful of all these drivers is the 10-time champion and 303-time winner, Donny Schatz. The Fargo native hails from North Dakota, but still owns the most active wins at the South Dakota oval with four triumphs and his last coming in 2016. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanain Racing #15 has a knack for stepping up and shining during the biggest moments, and he'll get his first chance this season in three weeks at Huset's.

Defending Series champion and current championship leader Brad Sweet has always said his season centers around the Crown Jewel races, and that begins with the High Bank Nationals. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 won a 2016 event at the track, but to make the big bucks in three weeks, they'll need to snap a winless spell that runs back to late March since The Big Cat's first and only win of 2022.

Young guns Sheldon Haudenschild and Carson Macedo are the two winningest drivers with the World of Outlaws in 2022 ahead of the $100,000-to-win race. Haudenschild owns five wins in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, while Macedo is up to four wins with the Jason Johnson Racing #41. The duo has finished 1-2 before at Huset's with Sheldon getting the edge over Carson in 2020.

Also in the mix is the Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen. The Hanover, PA team has put the #1A in victory lane twice already and the #1S is consistently on the podium these days battling for the championship lead. Both Jacob (3rd) and Logan (7th) set their Huset's Speedway career-best finishes last year.

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders Spencer Bayston (CJB #5), Kasey Kahne (KKR #9), and Noah Gass(#20G) will race their first Crown Jewel as full-time World of Outlaws drivers at the High Bank Nationals.

If you can't attend the inaugural $100,000-to-win event in person, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.
HUSET’S SPEEDWAY WINNERS (50 Races):

10 wins – Sammy Swindell
9 wins – Mark Kinser
7 wins – Steve Kinser
4 wins – Donny Schatz
3 wins – Doug Wolfgang
2 wins – Craig Dollansky, David Gravel, Mark Dobmeier
1 win – Aaron Reutzel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Brian Paulus, Stevie Smith, Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Dakotas Welcome the World of Outlaws to River Cities & Huset's This Weekend

River Cities & Huset's Host First of Multiple Visits in 2022

GRAND FORKS, ND - June 1, 2022 - A thrilling Memorial Day Weekend is in the books, and now the summer slate begins for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The nine-race schedule in June starts this weekend with a doubleheader taking The Greatest Show on Dirt to North Dakota and South Dakota for one night each.

10-time Series champion Donny Schatz leads the charge to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, June 3, where he'll look to continue his otherworldly dominance with a potential 13th win in 28 tries at his home track. Among the top contenders to stop him is reigning River Cities master and defending Series champion Brad Sweet, who like Schatz, eyes his second win of the season this week.

A rest day on Saturday leads into Sunday, June 5 when Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD takes center stage for the first time since a severe storm damaged the facility earlier this week. Workers have quickly been cleaning and preparing the facility with David Gravel, a two-time winner at the track last year, looking to deliver another W on home turf for his car owner, Tod Quiring.

They'll all have to deal with Sheldon Haudenschild, who enters as the hottest driver on tour with three wins in the last four races aboard his Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. Beyond the full-time stars, there's a heap of local and regional drivers aiming to take down the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world this weekend.
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Let's look at what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

NOT BACKING DOWN: The racing world woke up to some heartbreaking images from Huset's Speedway on Monday morning when a severe storm wreaked havoc on the state-of-the-art facility in Brandon, SD. Extreme winds ripped apart the suites and scoring tower, but thankfully nobody was injured in the storm. Track owner Tod Quiring insisted in less than 12 hours that Huset's would be ready to host the World of Outlaws this Sunday night, and a group of 20+ workers immediately went to work on cleaning up and repairing the damage.

@BESTDIRTTRACK: It's @RiverCitiesND on Twitter nowadays, but the diehard fans remember when the Grand Forks, ND oval went by the handle of @BestDirtTrack. It was a name rightfully earned as one of the most thrilling venues in all of Sprint Car racing, in fact, it's Johnny Gibson's #1 all-time favorite dirt track. The track has consistently produced sensational shows over the years including Donny Schatz vs. Steve Kinser in 2011, Kyle Larson vs. Logan Schuchart in 2020, and Brad Sweet vs. Sheldon Haudenschild in 2021.

HOT-ENSCHILD: There's no denying that Sheldon Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing is the hottest team on tour right now. Over the last five races, the NOS Energy Drink #17 has won at Bridgeport, Atomic & Lawrenceburg, averaging a 1.8 finish with their worst result being a fourth-place run at Attica. In that same span, the Wooster, OH native has risen from fourth in points (-92) all the way up to second (-34) as Sweet's closest championship contender.

The 28-year-old son of "The Wild Child" has ample opportunity to keep the streak alive this weekend at River Cities and Huset's. He rides four-straight top-10 results at the Grand Forks, ND track with a career-best of second coming last year, while he's also a former winner at the Brandon, SD oval on tap for Sunday night.

HUSET'S HOME GAME: Welcoming the World of Outlaws to Huset's Speedway means welcoming home his own Big Game Motorsports team for track owner Tod Quiring. Last year was proof that David Gravel and crew chief Cody Jacobs thrive with the pressure turned on as Gravel scored each of his three career Huset's Speedway wins in 2021, two of them coming with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Entering the weekend, the Watertown, CT native sits third in the championship standings (-46 PTS) with two victories and 19 top-10 finishes to his credit. Sunday's showdown at the Brandon, SD facility is extra special as the track bounces back from a severe storm and hosts the only tune-up for the inaugural $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals on June 23-25.

DEFENDING THE DAKOTAS: When it comes to defending their home turf, nobody does it quite like 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz does in his native North Dakota. On Friday, the Series makes the first of two visits at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, where Schatz has dominated since the Outlaws debuted at the 1/4-mile bullring in 2007.

In 27 starts over 15 seasons, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing superstar has produced some out-of-this-world numbers at his home track. He owns 12 victories (44% winning percentage) and his only finish outside the top-five was a seventh-place run, resulting in an astounding 2.4 average finish. He'll head to River Cities this Friday night chasing his second win of the 2022 World of Outlaws season and an improvement on his sixth-place mark in the championship standings.

CHANGE OF PACE: It's been eight long races back to late April since Brad Sweet last finished on the podium at a World of Outlaws race, his longest such streak since missing the top three over nine-straight races to end the 2021 season. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 hasn't been bad by any means, rather consistently good, but not the great we're used to seeing from the blue beast.

The three-time and defending Series champion still holds the current championship lead in pursuit of a fourth title, but The Big Cat has only managed one trip to victory lane through 23 starts this year, whereas last year he recorded nine wins at this point. The Grass Valley, CA native is a former winner at both River Cities and Huset's, where he can break the streak and return to the podium, let alone victory lane, this weekend.

WAITING TO BITE: Since building a new Triple-X Chassis prior to the Bristol Bash at the end of April, Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing have completely turned their season around. With nine top-five results and a 4.4 average finish over the last 11 races, the Hanover, PA native has returned to the championship-contending status fans remember from the #1S from 2020.

As great as the podium visits and strong runs are, nothing quite compares to the jubilation of victory lane. The DuraMAX Oil, Team Drydene entry has contended for three straight wins at Attica, Atomic & Lawrenceburg, but fallen short each time and leaving Bobby Allen's boys hungry for that checkered flag. That return could finally come this Friday night at River Cities, a place Schuchart has shined at in recent years.

TO THE HALL: With a rare Saturday night off, several World of Outlaws affiliated members will be heading to Knoxville, Iowa for a special occasion as the 2022 class of inductees will be enshrined into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Series announcer John Gibson, who has called more than 2,000 consecutive World of Outlaws races since grabbing the mic in the mid '90s, will be joined by legendary car owners Tony Stewart & Dennis Roth, along with noteworthy drivers including 12-time winner Tim Green and five-time winner Gary Wright.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, June 3 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND
Sunday, June 5 at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD

On the Internet
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Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (23/77 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (3,148 PTS); 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-34 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-46 PTS); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-66 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-80 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-146 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-166 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-168 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-222 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-374 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
5 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15

FEATURE LAPS LED (22 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
79 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
71 laps – David Gravel
64 laps – Jacob Allen
61 laps – Kyle Larson
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps – Spencer Bayston
31 laps – Logan Schuchart
29 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brock Zearfoss, Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (15 Drivers):
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
3 QuickTimes – David Gravel
2 QuickTimes – Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi*
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Buddy Kofoid
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (25 Drivers):
10 Heat Wins – David Gravel
8 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Brad Sweet
7 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
6 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Rico Abreu
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (35 Drivers):
16 Dashes – David Gravel
14 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
13 Dashes – Carson Macedo
10 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
8 Dashes – James McFadden
7 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu
5 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri
1 Dash – Kasey Kahne, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (14 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (10 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild
7 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
4 Podiums – Donny Schatz
3 Podiums – James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (37 Drivers):
20 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
19 Top 10s – David Gravel
18 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
17 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
16 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
15 Top 10s – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston
13 Top 10s – James McFadden, Jacob Allen
12 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
10 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
8 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Brent Marks
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kasey Kahne, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
20. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
22. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
23. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)

 

 

SPECTACULAR: Haudenschild Beats Larson & Schuchart for Memorial Day Triumph at Lawrenceburg

Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 is First to Five World of Outlaws Wins in 2022

LAWRENCEBURG, IN - May 30, 2022 - The traditional Memorial Day Spectacular returned to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night and yet again lived up to the name in spectacular fashion.

With a star-studded field of 43 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on hand, the Indiana 3/8-mile capped a sensational weekend of racing in a fashion that only The Greatest Show on Dirt can provide.

Becoming the third different leader in a wild 30-lapper, Sheldon Haudenschild drove to the point on Lap 11 and never relinquished his lead. His Series-leading fifth victory was far from easy, however, as the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17 faced steep traffic and relentless challengers in the closing stages.

The path to back-to-back wins for the Wooster, OH native included a series of three-story sliders across the banking against Logan Schuchart, and a green-white-checkered finish when he survived a hard-charging Kyle Larson on the prowl from 16th-to-2nd.

Sheldon's 27th career World of Outlaws triumph gives the Haudenschild family 99 total wins with the Series, and inches him closer to Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing as the #17 continues to prove they're a legit championship contender in 2022.

"I'm just happy we survived and came out with the win," a relived Haudenschild said. "I had so many close calls through traffic, those lappers were tough to battle. That's just normal Lawrenceburg, though. I knew there would be some holes, you just have to run the track smart. More than anything, I just want to thank the men and women and the families who have sacrificed so much that allow us to race on this Memorial Day."

The most anxious moment of the race was without a doubt the final caution on the final lap, which forced a green-white-checkered. Larson had just moved Paul Silva's #57 into the second spot with a massive slider on Schuchart and was within striking distance of Haudenschild into turn one when the yellow lights flashed for a slowing Parker Price-Miller.

With only two laps left, a nearly sold-out crowd at Lawrenceburg knew anything could happen with Haudenschild, Larson, and Schuchart lining up 1-2-3 as the green flag flew. Ultimately, Larson's plan to disrupt Haudenschild never had a chance to play out as Schuchart shot a big move at the #57 and stole his momentum allowing the #17 to check out and seal the deal.

"I knew Larson would be coming," Sheldon said. "I looked at the board and kept seeing the #57 creeping up toward the top. That was a fun little cat and mouse game I had with the #1S. It seemed like however would get the run was going to come out on top, so I knew I couldn't slide across turns one & two, I needed to carry that speed down the backstretch."

Although his impressive run fell short, a 16th-to-2nd bid was nothing for Kyle Larson to hang his head about. The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and two-time World of Outlaws winner in 2022 completed 620 miles in Charlotte last night and quickly made the trip to Lawrenceburg for one of his favorite races on the Sprint Car schedule.

The Elk Grove, CA native had a plan to attack Haudenschild on the last lap, but the caution flew and ruined all timing. He had one final opportunity on the final restart, but Schuchart's daring move stopped any shot of stealing it away. His +14 performance is the third-biggest gain for any KSE Hard Charger this season.

"It would've been hard to beat Sheldon on a green-white-checkered in clean air anyways," Larson said on the final restart. "I really didn't need that last caution, because I was setting him up into turn three at the checkered flag to make my move. It was a fun race, though. I always love coming to Lawrenceburg, it was rough and wavy in the corners. It just has so much character. I needed a better start to the night in qualifying and things might've been different."

Rounding out the podium with another strong performance was Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing. He led Laps 4-11 before ultimately finishing P3 in the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S. Although it wasn't that desired win, it's another stellar finish in a long line of impressive results for the team.

"I had a chance right before Kyle got by me, but I stuck to the bottom and should've slid up," Schuchart said on his shot to win it. "I'm just proud of this group of people and how fast we've been lately. It's great to be on the podium, but I need to get this thing in victory lane soon. It feels so close, but so far away at the same time."

Closing out the top-five at Lawrenceburg was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2 and Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5. Finishing out the top-10 on Monday was Giovanni Scelzi, Brad Sweet, Cole Macedo, James McFadden, and Jacob Allen.

Jonestown, PA native Brock Zearfoss controlled the first three laps before he hit the wall and slowed with suspension damage to the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill. It was a heartbreaker for the World of Outlaws sophomore runner, chasing his second-career win with the Series and first since his inaugural score in 2017.

UP NEXT (Fri) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series takes to the Dakotas this weekend with stops at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, June 3, and then Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday, June 5. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$10,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [16][$6,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$3,500]; 4. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,800]; 5. 5-Spencer Bayston [3][$2,500]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [6][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,200]; 8. 18X-Cole Macedo [12][$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [17][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [18][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1][$1,400]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [2][$1,200]; 14. 20G-Noah Gass [24][$1,100]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [15][$1,050]; 16. 15J-Justin Peck [23][$1,000]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [25][$]; 18. 101-Cale Thomas [13][$1,000]; 19. 11X-Parker Price-Miller [8][$1,000]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [22][$1,000]; 21. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10][$1,000]; 22. 9K-Kevin Thomas [19][$1,000]; 23. 39-Christopher Bell [21][$1,000]; 24. A79-Brandon Wimmer [20][$1,000]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-3, Logan Schuchart 4-10, Sheldon Haudenschild 11-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 57-Kyle Larson[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 23/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,182); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-34); 3. David Gravel (-46); 4. Carson Macedo (-66); 5. Logan Schuchart (-80); 6. Donny Schatz (-146); 7. Spencer Bayston (-166); 8. James McFadden (-168); 9. Jacob Allen (-222); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-374).

 

 

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Haudenschild Aces Atomic for Another Home State Score

Shark Racing's Jacob Allen & Logan Schuchart Made it a Three-Way Battle

WAVERLY, OH - May 28, 2022 - For more than four decades, the Haudenschild name has been gracing victory lane all throughout the great state of Ohio. The only difference between now and 1980 is that the next generation is the one doing the winning now.

The passing of the torch from father-to-son continued on Saturday night as Sheldon Haudenschild earned his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in his home state. The Wooster, OH fan favorite is following in the footsteps of his legendary dad, Jac, who scored 11 of his 72 career wins within state lines.

It was only fitting that Jac himself was in-person to witness his boy deliver a big-time performance at Waverly's Atomic Speedway, located a little more than two hours south of Wooster. The win upped Sheldon and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing to four victories in 2022, tied with Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing for the most on tour through 22 of 77 races.

His 26th career World of Outlaws win was a good one, too, as Haudenschild was forced to fend off the Shark Racing duo of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart. Both Hanover, PA gassers were making their first-ever appearance at the Atomic 3/8-mile, but no signs of inexperience were on display as the #1A and the #1S brought the heat onto Ohio's favorite son.

Officially, Sheldon led 27 of 30 laps in the Series' long-awaited return after a 13-year absence from the track. Allen, who continues to piece together a spectacular season, led Laps 18-20 and hounded Haudenschild throughout the closing stages in front of a packed crowd.

"That was such a blast," Haudenschild told a standing-room only crowd at Atomic. "I love the Shark boys, and man they were on it tonight. I knew the 1A and 1S would be there with a track like this and sure enough they gave me everything. Getting back home to Ohio is so much fun. The track crew did an amazing job. I know it wasn't ideal to start the night, but they brought it back to life and gave us a great place to race.

"I can't thank my guys enough for how hard they're working. [Kyle] Ripper, Stephen [Hamm-Reilly] and Jakob [Weaver] are the reason this boat turns around and goes so fast."

Earning his first DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win of the year, Haudenschild earned the right to start pole position alongside Lockbourne, Ohio's Cole Duncan. The Atomic ace to his outside was chasing his first-career win with the Series, but the NOS Energy Drink #17 is who won the race into turn one.

Things got intense at the halfway mark when traffic became a factor and allowed the Shark duo of Allen & Schuchart to tighten things up. Allen used a brief lapse to sneak by the #17 and lead three circuits before more traffic allowed Haudenschild to get right back by him.

It was never out of question, though, as Allen & Schuchart both kept it close in the final laps with traffic still impacting Haudenschild's drive out front. The #17 eventually survived all challenges, but only with the margin of victory at 0.430-seconds.

"I knew I had to limit my mistakes in traffic and I still made a couple. but I was able to get my momentum back when Jacob got me," Haudenschild added. "The lappers were tough to negotiate tonight. I really needed to stay up on the banking to keep my speed rolling. You can be up one night and down the next against these guys, so we'll enjoy this one and hopefully build on it next week."

Finishing second with a last-lap, last-corner pass on his uncle was Logan Schuchart aboard the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S. It's his fifth top-five finish in seven races since unloading a new Triple-X Chassis.

"It's always really fun when you can race so clean, but so hard with guys like that," Schuchart said. "I've never been to Atomic before tonight, but this place was really cool, raced great, and we got to see a packed crowd. Ohio fans never disappoint. We put this new Triple-X together before Bristol and we've been up front almost every single night. That goes to show how hard my guys Ron [Helmick], Todd [Berkheimer], my grandfather [Bobby Allen], and Bill [Klingbeil] are working.

Rounding out the podium in third place and continuing his spectacular season was Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing, Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A. He led led three laps in the closing stages, but ultimately lap traffic is what cost him his third win of the 2022 season.

"That was a blast," Allen said with a joy. "You have Haud's son and Bobby Allen's son. He's up top, I'm on the bottom. Both of our dads are down here on the frontstretch, that is pretty awesome. I want to win and I had a good shot, but putting on races like that is just so much fun. If I can't win I'm glad to share the podium with an awesome group like this."

Championship leader Brad Sweet extended his advantage with a fourth place result in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Ohio's own Cole Duncan finished fifth to score his fifth career top-five result with the World of Outlaws.

Closing out the top-10 at Atomic was Cale Thomas with a career-best sixth, David Gravel in seventh, Donny Schatz in eighth, Kraig Kinser in ninth, and Kasey Kahne with his first top-10 finish of the season.

UP NEXT (Mon) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will keep the Memorial Day tradition alive with a Monday night under the lights at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway up next. After that, next weekend takes the Series to the Dakotas with stops at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, June 3 and then Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday, June 5. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$6,000]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,800]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan [2][$2,500]; 6. 101-Cale Thomas [9][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [10][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$2,050]; 10. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$2,000]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [19][$1,600]; 12. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$1,400]; 13. 83-James McFadden [21][$1,200]; 14. 49X-Ian Madsen [7][$1,100]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11][$1,050]; 16. 7S-Robbie Price [17][$1,000]; 17. 11-Buddy Kofoid [13][$1,000]; 18. 5-Spencer Bayston [3][$1,000]; 19. 97-Greg Wilson [22][$1,000]; 20. 8D-Josh Davis [20][$1,000]; 21. O8-Brandon Conkel [24][$1,000]; 22. 20G-Noah Gass [23][$1,000]; 23. A79-Brandon Wimmer [18][$1,000]; 24. 4-Danny Smith [16][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-17, 21-30; Jacob Allen 18-20. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5T-Travis Philo[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 22/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,046); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-48); 3. David Gravel (-52); 4. Carson Macedo (-54); 5. Logan Schuchart (-88); 6. Donny Schatz (-138); 7. James McFadden (-164); 8. Spencer Bayston (-170); 9. Jacob Allen (-216); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-364).

 

 

XTREMELY EPIC: Cannon McIntosh Survives Breathtaking Battle to Top Midgets at Millbridge

Taylor Reimer (2nd) Matches Best Finish in National Midget History by a Woman

SALISBURY, NC - May 25, 2022 - The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota continued to burst onto the national scene Wednesday night with an extraordinary 40-lap finale to cap off the inaugural event at North Carolina's Millbridge Speedway.

From new track records and jaw-dropping stunts in lap traffic to daring sliders for the lead and late-race drama, this midweek showdown outside Charlotte's Queen City had it all for the faithful fans in attendance and the diehard supporters on DIRTVision.

Officially, the box score shows a nearly perfect night for Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, OK, but the 19-year-old pilot had to fend off some ferocious phenoms behind him to capture the second-ever win in Series history. The likes of Larson, Boschele, Crews, Reimer & Wiedeman all had their names in the hat, but none could stop the Dave Mac/Dalby Motorsports, Crescent Tools, GEARWRENCH, Spike/Toyota #08 from taking the $5,000 loot.

McIntosh earned the pole position of the 40-lapper with a 33-point performance for going QuickTime in his Whitz Racing qualifying group and winning his Toyota Heat Race from fourth. His first of many battles was the race into turn one with outside polesitter Bryant Wiedeman eyeing redemption from Tuesday after leading 21 laps before being spun around from the lead.

He survived that dual and promptly controlled the first half with ease, but then the cross flags flew, traffic became a factor, and the real battle begin. Local teenagers Gavan Boschele and Brent Crews entered play and made McIntosh earn every ounce of his win as the trio set a torrid pace with daunting moves around every corner amid the backmarkers.

With five-to-go, things heated up as McIntosh & Boschele, who won Tuesday's debut in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Curb Records, Bullet/Toyota #5, split the middle and took the lappers three-wide with some spectacular sliders. It then became 1-v-1 as Boschele lined up McIntosh and tossed a slider his way to officially lead the 36th circuit.

A counter ensued, though, and McIntosh throttled up and slid right back across Boschele's nose to regain command. That's when the perception of the race changed completely as in a desperate attempt to get it back, Boschele bounced his right rear off the cushion, lifted the front end, and went flipping in turn three as his chance of doubling down vanished. Innocently collected in the mess was third-running Crews, left with nowhere to go in the Diaedge #71M.

From there, McIntosh handled a pair of restarts and four more laps to claim his first-career win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

"I didn't know how close they were behind me, but I knew there was nowhere I could go," McIntosh mentioned on the tight battle. "I was trying to sit on the bumpers as long as I could until I knew I needed to make a move in traffic. The minute I saw a lane open, I knew I had to take it. I was a little unsure how things would end once those sliders started, but obviously, Boschele got upside down. I think he was just driving it so hard, whereas I was just trying to keep my pace and not overdo it.

Bringing home a runner-up effort was Taylor Reimer of Bixby, OK in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, BUZZBALLZ, Bullet/Toyota #25K. With her second-place finish, she matched the best-ever finish by a woman in the history of National Midget racing.

"It means a lot," Reimer said about the accomplishment. "I've been working hard these last few months and I'm finally done with school, so I can prioritize racing now. I want it bad. I know it's gonna come soon, I will win a Midget race soon. It's just gonna take some time. It's so hard to jump in here against these guys on such a competitive level, but I'm a competitive person and I'm ready for the challenge."

Leaving Millbridge as the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship leader is Zach Daum, who claimed a third-place finish on Wednesday to become the only driver to finish on the podium in both shows aboard the Bundy Built #9M. His teammate Ethan Mitchell followed him in fourth place aboard another Honda-powered entry, while Bryant Wiedemanrounded out the top five.

Closing out the top-10 was DIRTcar UMP Modified ace Nick Hoffman, Chili Bowl's breakout female Kaylee Bryson, hard-charging Rylan Gray (17th-8th), NASCAR Cup Series star Chase Briscoe, and Texas' Trifecta pilot Kyle Jones in tenth.

Offering one last bit of late-race drama was Kyle Larson, who initially drove from 11th-to-6th before stalling on Lap 11, and then went 19th-to-3rd after restarting from the tail. The Hendrick Motorsports star was poised to offer some final restart theatrics in the CB Industries, Pristine Auction #86, but instead plugged the fence and went for a wild flip while trying to make the move for second.

Toyota Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. Cannon McIntosh (1); 2. Taylor Reimer (3); 3. Zach Daum (6); 4. Ethan Mitchell (10); 5. Bryant Wiedeman (2); 6. Nick Hoffman (13); 7. Kaylee Bryson (15); 8. Rylan Gray (17); 9. Chase Briscoe (16); 10. Kyle Jones (9); 11. Brent Crews (5); 12. Nick Drake (19); 13. DJ Vanderley (20); 14. Brenham Crouch (18); 15. Chance Crum (14); 16. Sam Johnson (12); 17. Ryan Timms (7); 18. Gavan Boschele (4); 19. Kyle Larson (11); 20. Jace Park (8). Lap Leader(s): Cannon McIntosh 1-35, 37-40; Gavan Boschele 36. TJ Forged Hard Charger: Rylan Gray +9.

NEW Championship Standings (2/10 Races) - 1. Zach Daum (437); 2. Cannon McIntosh (-13); 3. Nick Hoffman (-25); 4. Ethan Mitchell (-26); 5. Bryant Wiedeman (-43); 6. Gavan Boschele (-47); 7. Nick Drake (-48); 8. Brent Crews (-51); 9. Sam Johnson (-72); 10. Kyle Jones (-74).

Upcoming Events (June) - The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will have almost exactly one month off until the 10-race mini-series resumes on Sunday, June 26 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL. Prior to that, the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation gets back on track on Friday & Saturday, June 10-11 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. For those unable to attend, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws End 13-Year Absence from Atomic on Saturday

10-Time Champion Donny Schatz Looks to Continue Dominance at Ohio Track

WAVERLY, OH - May 25, 2022 - For the first time since 2009, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is returning to Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH. The eight-ever appearance by The Greatest Show on Dirt at the 3/8-mile oval comes this Saturday, May 28.

Among the top storylines is Ohio's own Sheldon Haudenschild chasing a home-state win, Donny Schatz looking to extend his dominance at the track, and Brad Sweet hoping to pad his points lead, while the duo of Carson Macedo and David Gravel hope to cut it down.

BUY TICKETS HERE (Saturday)

Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

K-C KING: When it comes to Atomic Speedway, or K-C Raceway as it was called back in the day, nobody on the World of Outlaws tour owns as much experience or hardware as Donny Schatz does. The 10-time Series champion owns an astounding 1.67 average finish in six starts with four victories and a worst finish of fourth. It's been 13 years since the Fargo, ND native won four out of five shows at the Waverly, OH track, but you can expect the same type of dominance this week.

A return to Atomic comes with perfect timing for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15. They're building momentum with three consecutive top-10 finishes, including their first podium in more than a month.

PACING THE POINTS: Just over a week ago, it appeared as if Brad Sweet was going to lose his point lead for the first time since February, but then Carson Macedo rolled across the scales light and that changed everything. The Big Cat was set to be down -4 points, but now two races later, he finds himself padding the lead and bolstering a +38 advantage entering Atomic.

The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team is still hungry for more success, though, as it has been more than a month since they last finished on the podium at Tri-State (IN). They've managed a 9.3 average finish over the last six shows, but have still made all the right moves to maintain and even grow their points lead. This weekend, the Grass Valley, CA native visits Waverly, OH for the first time in more than a decade.

BOUNCE BACK: Last Friday's Feature at Attica chewed up and spit out two of the longest top-10 streaks on tour, and forced a pair of drivers and teams to start from scratch this week at Atomic.

Spencer Bayston, the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, built the longest streak this season with 11 consecutive top-10s before faltering with a 13th at Attica due to a flat right rear which sent him to the work area. The CJB Motorsports #5 pilot is a former winner at Atomic, topping the 2018 Dean Knittel Memorial.

David Gravel battled through his toughest night of the year at Attica, ending up 18th after a whopping three trips to the work area in the 35-lap Feature. The Big Game Motorsports #2 was rolling with eight-straight top-10s prior to the disastrous night. The Watertown, CT native can head to Atomic with confidence, though, as he owns five starts and five top-10s at the track including a career-best of second in 2011.

DOUBLING DOWN: Last week, Jason Sides announced that Robbie Price of Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada would fill the seat of the #7S for the remainder of the 2022 season. The 24-year-old native has started 21 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Features in his career, but most notably owns a pair of ASCS National Tour victories in a 360 Sprint Car. This weekend at Atomic will be one of many tracks the young gun encounters for the first time this year with Sides still on the wrenches and performing driver coach duties.

BUILDING STEAM: It's been a bit of a tough go for James McFadden in 2022, remaining winless through 21 starts in the Roth Motorsports #83. Last year, it took the Alice Springs, NT, Australia native only six shows in the United States to get a World of Outlaws win. He's finally building some momentum again, though, with consecutive results of ninth, sixth, and third landing him his third podium finish of the year.

J-Mac will look for his first chance at World of Outlaws victory lane this weekend at Atomic, where he won back-to-back All-Star Features in 2019.

PHONE-A-FRIEND: With Philip Dietz at home as his wife Brooke Dietz gave birth to newborn Jase, the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 team was without their lead man last week. Carson Macedo still managed to earn a strong runner-up finish at Attica and even challenged Kyle Larson for the win at multiple points. A determined work ethic at track plus Dietz's call-in advice from watching DIRTVision proved to be a sustainable model for the time being.

It's still unsure if Dietz will make the trip to Atomic Speedway this Saturday, but if not, car chief Clyde Knipp and tire specialist Nate Repetz will step up again. Every night remains crucial for the Rocky Mount, MO-based operation as they continue to fight for the championship lead, trailing Sweet by only -38 points entering the week.

CLOSING THE GAP: For much of the past month, it's been a three-horse race out front in the championship standings with Brad Sweet, David Gravel, and Carson Macedo. Over the last two weeks, though, Sheldon Haudenschild (-56) and Logan Schuchart (-92) have closed the gap.

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is amid the best active three-race streak on tour right now. He finished second at Williams Grove, won at Bridgeport, and fourth at Attica last week in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. His attention remains in his home state of Ohio this weekend with Atomic on deck, a place he's won before with the All-Stars in 2016.

For Schuhcart, the Hanover, PA native is piecing together a brilliant turnaround in the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S. He opened the season with a 10.6 average finish through 12 shows and has since recovered to average a 4.7 finish in the last nine nights. He also owns a Series best seven top-five results over that same span.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Saturday, May 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH

On the Internet
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (21/77 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,904 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-38 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-46 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-56 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-92 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-130 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-142 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-146 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-218 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-342 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
3 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15

FEATURE LAPS LED (21 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
61 laps – Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps – Spencer Bayston
31 laps - Sheldon Haudenschild
29 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
24 laps – Logan Schuchart
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (14 Drivers):
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
3 QuickTimes – David Gravel
2 QuickTimes – Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (23 Drivers):
9 Heat Wins – David Gravel
8 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
7 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
6 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
5 Heat Wins – James McFadden, Rico Abreu
4 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (31 Drivers):
15 Dashes – David Gravel
13 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
12 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
8 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
7 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu
5 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Brent Marks, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (13 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, DJ Foos

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (10 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
7 Podiums – Carson Macedo
6 Podiums – David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson
4 Podiums – Donny Schatz
3 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (33 Drivers):
18 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
17 Top 10s – David Gravel
16 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild
15 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
14 Top 10s – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston
12 Top 10s – James McFadden
11 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
10 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
7 Top 10s – Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Brent Marks
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kraig Kinser, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
20. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (2)

 

 

TEENAGE TITAN: Gavan Boschele Wins Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Race at Millbridge

Contact Between KKM Teammates Boschele and Wiedman Changed Race on Lap 21

SALISBURY, NC - May 25, 2022 - Tuesday's debut for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota was an event months in the making.

The creation of the new Series was announced at PRI in December, more than five whole months ago. On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, everything finally came to fruition with the official launching of the Midget division at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina. A star-studded field of 35 cars, plus a heap of enthralled race fans made the long-awaited debut an instant success.

On this night, making the most history was none other than hometown hero, Gavan Boschele. The 14-year-old native of Mooresville, NC led the final nine of 30 laps in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsport, Curb Records, Bullet/Toyota #5, officially becoming the first winner in Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series history.

Boschele's breakthrough, his second-ever National Midget win (POWRi 2021), didn't come without a hint of controversy, however. After starting from the pole position, Boschele backed into second and held the runner-up spot for 21 laps while his KKM teammate, Bryant Wiedeman of Colby, KS, controlled the race.

The $4,000-to-win affair reached its breaking point on the restart with nine to go when Boschele barely hooked Wiedeman's rear bumper and sent the Yerf Dog #01 spinning in front of the field. Boschele escaped unscathed, but the same could not be said for Wiedeman and a pile of 10+ other competitors with nowhere to avoid the stopped car.

It was shaping up to be an epic duel between the two teenagers with Wiedeman stuck to the low-line and Boschele up top banging the boards. Once in command, Boschele faced no challenges from the rest of the field and cruised away to a 0.938-second margin of victory.

"I hate that I got into Bryant [Wiedeman] there," Boschele acknowledged. "I knew what he was doing the whole race and we had no problems before, but then I think he caught a rut and that split-second got me to his back bumper before I could react and got him. It's a racing deal, but it still sucks.

"It's pretty awesome to win this first-ever race, though, and especially to do it at my home track. These KKM guys gave me an incredible car. I'm excited to see what we can do tomorrow when it gets a little slicker."

Finishing in the runner-up spot with an impressive 12th-to-second charge was Zach Daum of Pocahontas, IL. The three-time POWRi National Midget champion showed the poise of a veteran as he bided his time and cautiously maneuvered to the front in the Bundy Built #19M entry.

Closing out the podium was another Mooresville, NC native Nick Drake bringing the #55 home in third place. He was as high as second place on one of the late restarts but eventually faded as Daum continued his march forward.

DIRTcar UMP Modified legend Nick Hoffman traded his fenders in for torsion bars and promptly drove from 13th-to-fourth to begin his Xtreme Outlaw Midget career. Trailing him with the inaugural TJ Forged Hard Charger Award was Brent Crews for hustling the Diaedge #71M from 16th-to-fifth in the 30-lapper.

Rounding out the top-10 at Millbridge was Sam Johnson of St. Peters, MO in sixth, Ethan Mitchell of Mooresville, NC in seventh, Carson Kvapil of Mooresville, NC in eighth, Dominic Gorden of Clovis, CA in ninth, and Brenham Crouch of Lubbock, TX in tenth, after flipping on Lap 21 while running in third.

The likes of Cannon McIntosh (11th), Bryant Wiedeman (13th), Kyle Jones (15th), Kyle Larson (16th), and Chance Crum (19th) had to settle for some disappointing finishes outside the top-10 after being collected in the carnage while running toward the front.

Earlier in the night, Broken Arrow, OK's Taylor Reimer earned the first-ever Whitz Racing QuickTime Award. She circled Millbridge in 10.026 seconds aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, BuzzBallz #25K, claiming a quick $600 for her efforts.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Heat Races went to Cannon McIntosh, Bryant Wiedeman, Brenham Crouch, Nick Drake & Kyle Jones. With a perfect 33 points, Jones of Kennedale, TX earned high point man honors for the Trifecta Motorsports #7U. A pair of K1 Race Gear Last Chance Showdown wins went to Kyle Larson and Ryan Timms.

Toyota Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. Gavan Boschele (1); 2. Zach Daum (12); 3. Nick Drake (6); 4. Nick Hoffman (13); 5. Brent Crews (16); 6. Sam Johnson (10); 7. Ethan Mitchell (11); 8. Carson Kvapil (9); 9. Dominic Gorden (20); 10. Brenham Crouch (5); 11. Cannon McIntosh (3); 12. Chase Briscoe (19); 13. Bryant Wiedeman (2); 14. Ryan Timms (17); 15. Kyle Jones (4); 16. Kyle Larson (15); 17. Dillon Silverman (8); 18. Hayden Reinbold (14); 19. Chance Crum (7); 20. Emilio Hoover (18).

NEW Championship Standings (1/10 Races) - 1. Gavan Boschele (230); 2. Zach Daum (-11); 3. Nick Drake (-13); 4. Nick Hoffman (-20); 5. Sam Johnson (-27); 6. Brent Crews (-30); 7. Ethan Mitchell (-31); 8. Carson Kvapil (-34); 9. Brenham Crouch (-39); 10. Cannon McIntosh (-39).

Upcoming Events (Wed) - The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will conclude the Production Alliance Group Double Down Showdown with a $5,000-to-win program on Wednesday, May 25 at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC. Tickets are available at the gate, or you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

WAITING ON JUNE: Trips to Dakotas, Iowa & Wisconsin Kick Off Summer Slate

River Cities, Huset's, Doubleheader at Knoxville & $20,000 at Beaver Dam in June

CONCORD, NC - May 24, 2022 - With the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the schedule gets busier, the action gets hotter, and the money gets bigger when summer comes around.

June will kickstart this three-month period where racers and teams strive to be at the top of their game, while fans flock to the Midwest to catch The Greatest Show on Dirt.

The 2022 June slate begins with a North Dakota / South Dakota split at River Cities Speedway and Huset's Speedway. From there, The Sprint Car Capital of the World takes over with a doubleheader at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway. After that, Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway prepares for a blockbuster weekend capped with a $20,000-to-win special.

RIVER CITIES TICKETS (Fri, June 3)
HUSET'S TICKETS (Sun, June 5)
KNOXVILLE TICKETS (Fri-Sat, June 10-11)
BEAVER DAM TICKETS (Fri-Sat, June 17-18)

The three-week swing begins close to the home of 10-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz. The Fargo, ND native leads the Series to Grand Forks, ND for the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway, where he owns a whopping 12 wins through 27 races at the track. The driver of the Tony Stewart Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 will be chasing his 24th career victory in his home state.

Most recently at the bullring, defending champion and current points leader Brad Sweet stole the win from Sheldon Haudenschild with a last-lap pass in August 2021. Prior to that, who could forget Kyle Larson's stunning come-from-behind win to beat Logan Schuchart in the final corner in August 2020. Don't count another last-lap pass out when the Series returns on Friday, June 3.

The Series will take Saturday, June 4 as a travel day to head for Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD with a pre-race party planned at the track. That will also be the day that World of Outlaws announcer Johnny Gibson, team owners Tony Stewart & Dennis Roth, along with nine other worthy men, are inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Racing resumes on Sunday, June 5 as Huset's offers a precursor to the $100,000-to-win High Banks Nationals coming later in the month on June 23-25. David Gravel, who pilots the Huset's Speedway #2 for Tod Quiring of Big Game Motorsports, is the most recent winner, topping his boss' track on two occasions in 2021. Aaron Reutzel took home $50,000 at the track last year, and also brings in former winners like Schatz (4), Haudenschild (1), and Sweet (1).

An annual tradition, the Brownells Big Gun Bash returns to Knoxville Raceway on Friday & Saturday, June 10-11. For most World of Outlaws teams, this doubleheader is the only chance to turn laps on the iconic black zook clay before battling for the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in August.

The full-timers will have to battle stout locals like Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Davey Heskin, and Aaron Reutzel across the two nights of action at the 1/2-mile. Schatz (10 wins) and Sweet (3 wins) own the most "Non-Nationals" Outlaw wins at Knoxville, but recently sweeping performances by Kyle Larson in 2020 and Carson Macedo in 2021 have highlighted the June weekend.

To cap off the three-week stretch, an extended stay at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway awaits. Traditionally a one-day duel, SLS Promotions has upped the ante with a doubleheader on Friday & Saturday, June 17-18, offering $20,000-to-win the finale.

Brad Sweet is tied with Daryn Pittman for the most World of Outlaws wins (4) at the track, but Sheldon Haudenschild's NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 enters as defending winners at the Beaver Dam, WI oval.

Fans who can’t make it to the track can catch all of the action on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

RIVER CITIES WINNERS (27 Races):

12 wins – Donny Schatz
3 wins – Craig Dollansky
2 wins – Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser
1 win – Brad Sweet, Cody Darrah, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Kyle Larson, Logan Schuchart, Sammy Swindell

HUSET’S WINNERS (48 Races):

9 wins – Sammy Swindell
8 wins – Mark Kinser
7 wins – Steve Kinser
4 wins – Donny Schatz
3 wins – Doug Wolfgang
2 wins – Craig Dollansky, David Gravel, Mark Dobmeier
1 win – Aaron Reutzel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Brian Paulus, Stevie Smith, Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr.

KNOXVILLE WINNERS (148 Races, *Excluding Nationals):

28 wins - Steve Kinser
24 wins - Sammy Swindell
14 wins - Danny Lasoski, Mark Kinser
11 wins - Doug Wolfgang
10 wins - Donny Schatz
9 wins - Jac Haudenschild
5 wins - Stevie Smith
3 wins - Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl
2 wins - Brad Doty, Carson Macedo, Dave Blaney, Johnny Herrera, Kyle Larson
1 win - Bobby Davis Jr, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Danny Smith, Jason Meyers, Jeff Swindell, Keith Kauffman, Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Tim Green

BEAVER DAM WINNERS (29 Races):

4 wins - Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman
3 wins - Joey Saldana
2 wins - Craig Dollansky, Dave Blaney, Donny Schatz, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Kinser
1 win - Bill Balog, Danny Lasoski, Jason Solwold, Kraig Kinser, Mark Kinser, Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Shaffer

 

 

WHO TO EXPECT: Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series Debuts on Monday and Tuesday at Millbridge

Nearly 50+ Entries Expected for Inaugural Series Event on DIRTVision

SALISBURY, NC - May 23, 2022 - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation had its turn in February, now the history-making is in the hands of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Racing this week.

Announced in December, the new Series will officially come to life on Tuesday & Wednes, May 24-25 at Millbridge (NC) Speedway for the Production Alliance Group Double Down Showdown. The intrigue and interest are at an all-time high with nearly 50+ entries expected to compete over two nights on DIRTVision, along with a loaded class of 600cc micro sprints.

On top of 15+ teams already committed to the full 10-race mini-series, this week’s inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget event is attracting some of the brightest names in motorsports ahead of NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 weekend. Racers will battle for $4,000/Win, $300/Start on Tuesday, and $5,000/Win, $400/Start purse on Wednesday, with plenty of incentives in between.

 

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A full tentative entry list for this week can be found at the bottom, including some of these big names:

Headlining the stout list of almost 50+ drivers are NASCAR Cup Series winners Kyle Larson and Chase Briscoe. Not only are the Sunday superstars racing close to home this week, but they split the first two midget wins at Millbridge in December 2020, too. They’re joined by NASCAR Truck Series competitors John Hunter Nemechek and Carson Hocevar on the entry list as well.

Toyota Racing powerhouse Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports is set to bring a whopping eight cars to the Xtreme Outlaw Midget debut with Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, OK), Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, KS), Taylor Reimer(Bixby, OK), Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, OK), Mariah Ede (Fresno, CA), Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, TX), Gavin Miller(Allentown, PA), and one driver to be announced.

Chad Boat is bringing a handful of CB Industries entries from North Carolina to not only chase a home track victory but the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship as well. He’ll have full-time teenagers Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA), Dominic Gorden (Clovis, CA), and Jace Park (Overland Park, KS) at the wheel of his Toyota-powered machines, along with two NASCAR stars.

Dave Mac / Dalby Motorsports will have a foursome of Toyota-powered Midgets this week with Cannon McIntosh(Bixby, OK), Kevin Woody (Victory, NY), and J.J. Loss (Parsons, KS) committed to chasing the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship. Bundy Built Motorsports is a two-car tandem traveling to Farmer City Raceway with Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) and Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC) piloting the #9 and #19 rides.

Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, MO will begin his championship chase aboard the Pannell Chipping, James Hodge Auto Group, Smith Equipment #11A this weekend. The 2012 POWRi Midget champion is looking for his first national title in a decade by joining the new Series. Local Millbridge ace Brent Crews is expected to be in attendance as well. The 14-year-old sensation has been opening eyes worldwide with his performance in various vehicles.

Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports will field teenager Hayden Reinbold (Chandler, AZ) in the #19AZ for all 10 races throughout the Xtreme Outlaw Midget season. Emilio Hoover (Broken Arrow, OK) will pilot the Steve Reynolds-owned Ripper #21 with veteran crew chief Flea Ruzic on the wrenches for the defending POWRi West Midget champion.

Chase McDermand (Springfield, IL) has the pleasure of wheeling the Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40 in the first two of 10 races on DIRTVision this weekend. The Gray Auto #06 will hit the track with 15-year-old Rylan Gray (Greenfield, IL) opening his pursuit of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship.

Trifecta Motorsports is sending Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX) on the road with crew chief Bobby Milliser to begin the Xtreme Outlaw Midget title quest this weekend at Farmer City. Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL) has continually raised eyebrows in the national midget ranks and makes his next step by chasing the Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship this year in his family-owned #21K.

The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series format includes Group Qualifying, a Heat Race inversion, and combined points lining up the Last Chance Showdown and Feature races. The full rulebook as well as information on purses and point funs is available HERE.

You can watch every lap of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series debut LIVE on DIRTVision and follow along with lineups, results, live timing, points, and more on the MyRacePass app.

MILLBRIDGE ENTRY LIST 

Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO)
Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA)
Kyle Beilman (Los Angeles, CA)
Chase Briscoe (Mitchell, IN)
Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, OK)
Brent Crews (Denver, NC)
Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, TX)
Chance Crum (Snohomish, WA)
Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)
Mitchell Davis (Auburn, IL)
Jacob Denney (Galloway, OH)
Nick Drake (Mooresville, NC)
Mariah Ede (Fresno, CA)
Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO)
Dominic Gorden (Clovis, CA)
Rylan Gray (Greenfield, IN)
Carson Hocevar (Portage, MI)
Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC)
Emilio Hoover (Broken Arrow, OK)
Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX)
Carson Kvapil (Mooresville, NC)
Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)
Gray Leadbetter (Morganton, NC)
Chase McDermand (Springfield, IL)
Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK)
Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO)
Gavin Miller (Allentown, PA)
Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC)
Garrett Mitchell (Washington, WV)
Greg Mitchell (Washington, WV)
John Hunter Nemecheck (Mooresville, NC)
Austin O’Dell (Springfield, IL)
Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)
Taylor Reimer (Bixby, OK)
Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, AZ)
Kayla Roell (Dillsboro, IN)
Dillon Silverman (Chico, CA)
Bryan Stanfill (Brownsburg, IN)
Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)
Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, OK)
D.J. Vanderley (Mooresville, NC)
Bryant Weideman (Colby, KS)
Kevin Woody Jr. (Rochester, NY)
TBA (Dave Mac/Dalby)
TBA (Dave Mac/Dalby)
TBA (Keith Kunz)
TBA (Flea Ruzic)

 

MATTER OF TIME: Kyle Larson Gets Redemption in Dominating World of Outlaws Performance at Attica

Larson Earns 2nd World of Outlaws Win after Back-to-Back Runner-Up Results

ATTICA, OH - May 20, 2022 - After losing close ones at Bristol and Bridgeport, Kyle Larson was bound and determined to return to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory lane, and he did just that on Friday night.

The Elk Grove, CA native laid down arguably the most dominating performance of the 2022 season, never once relinquishing control of the lead through 40 laps at Ohio's Attica Raceway Park. Larson was forced to survive five restarts, but handled each situation better than the last and fended off every challenge Carson Macedo could throw his way.

Yung Money's wing dance was an inevitable one of sorts. Since his first Series win of the year at Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl in March, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion had settled for a pair of tough-to-swallow second-place finishes. There was Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway when he lost out on $25,000 by mere inches to Spencer Bayston, and then Bridgeport (NJ) Motorsports Park when he faltered on a late-race restart to Sheldon Haudenschild.

On this night, though, there was no doubting the multi-faceted superstar. His wire-to-wire victory makes him the seventh multi-time winner of 2022 and brings him to 26 career wins with The Greatest Show on Dirt in only 118 starts at 29-years-old.

"I definitely let one slip away the other night, so it feels great to rebound like this," Larson admitted. "The Outlaws are always tough to beat, we still had to earn that one. Paul Silva has had this #57 on point every single time I've been in this year, and it's a lot of fun to drive. It's awesome to get a win in front of a packed crowd like this at Attica. These Ohio fans are amazing and I love racing in front of them."

The win marked Larson's fourth career triumph at the Attica Raceway Park 1/3-mile and his first since he topped the 2020 Brad Doty Classic. He's expected to return to the BDC on Tuesday, July 12 for a chance at the season sweep with $15,000 on the line.

Larson's biggest challenger throughout the 40-lap affair was Carson Macedo, who previously drove for his now-defunct Kyle Larson Racing #2 team. The Lemoore, CA native lined up on the inside and outside of Larson's #57 on restarts, offering several sliders to his former boss but never quite had the speed to clear him.

"I knew Carson was really good tonight and I could see him below me on the restarts into [turn] one," Larson thought. "He's obviously an aggressive driver and great at these restarts, so I was a bit nervous at times. I felt like as long as I could get a good launch then I preferred that over traffic and dealing with the dust. It was just that one lap on restarts that I knew mattered most."

Macedo ultimately finished 1.415-seconds behind Larson and re-claimed the runner-up spot in the current championship standings. His seventh podium is arguably the most meaningful of the season for the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41.

It was up to the 25-year-old Macedo and young gun crew guys Clyde Knipp and Nate Repetz to control things with crew chief Philip Dietz and co-owner Brooke Dietz at home with their newborn baby, Jase.

"My guys did an incredible job tonight," Macedo praised. "Clyde and Nate stepped up huge with Phil taking care of Brooke and their little boy, Jase. He was watching DIRTVision and we were talking about things on the phone. It was an interesting dynamic, but it worked tonight. The restarts were tough and Kyle is so good at them. He times each of them differently, so you can never exactly nail down what he's doing. I could stay with him for a lap or two, but then I would just lose momentum and slide back."

Rounding out the podium was James McFadden with his first top-three finish in more than two months aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. It was a rollercoaster ride for the Alice Springs, NT, Australia native in the 40-lapper.

"It felt like we went from ninth to fifth down to eighth up to sixth, and then third," McFadden joked. "It's been a rough couple of weeks, so it's good to get back on the podium in this Roth car. The cautions kind of hurt us, but near the end they helped us too. Justin [Adams], Rob [Beattie], and Gary [Woodman] have been working hard. We need to get a win for Dennis and Teresa, I can't thank them enough for the opportunity."

Closing out the top-five at Attica was Sheldon Haudenschild in fourth aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, and Brad Sweet in fifth aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

Finishing out the top-10 was Jacob Allen with a 19th-to-sixth bid, Donny Schatz with a 14th-to-seventh run, Logan Schuchart in eighth after starting pole position, Greg Wilson with the KSE Hard Charger Award for going 23rd-to-ninth, and then Brent Marks in 10th-from-19th.
NOS NOTEBOOK (ATTICA RACEWAY PARK, 5/20/22)

Kyle Larson's 26th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory moved him back into sole possession of 25th on the All-Time Wins List. His next triumph will tie him with Paul McMahan and Tim Shaffer for 23rd all-time.

Friday's stop in Attica, OH marked the first of 10 appearances by the Series in Ohio this season, most of any state. The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to the Attica 1/3-mile on Tuesday, July 12 for the $15,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic.

David Gravel topped 41 cars in My Place Hotels Qualifying to score his third Slick Woody's QuickTime Award of the season and the 92nd of his World of Outlaws career.

Picking up NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins were Carson Macedo (66th career), Brad Sweet (204th career), David Gravel (191st career), and Sheldon Haudenschild (72nd career). Ohioan DJ Foos won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown via a last-lap pass on Alex Bowman. Logan Schuchart earned his Series-best third pole position with another DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series takes a two-hour drive to eastern Ohio for a Saturday stop at Sharon Speedway. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [8][$3,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$2,100]; 9. 97-Greg Wilson [23][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [17][$2,000]; 11. O9-Craig Mintz [18][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,400]; 13. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$1,200]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16][$1,100]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$1,050]; 16. 18-Cole Macedo [9][$1,000]; 17. 55-Alex Bowman [22][$1,000]; 18. 2-David Gravel [7][$1,000]; 19. 49X-Ian Madsen [11][$1,000]; 20. 16-DJ Foos [21][$1,000]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$1,000]; 22. 6-Bill Rose [26][$]; 23. 11-Buddy Kofoid [10][$1,000]; 24. 9-Kasey Kahne [25][$]; 25. 23-Chris Andrews [13][$1,000]; 26. 33W-Caleb Griffith [15][$1,000]. Lap Leaders:Kyle Larson 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 97-Greg Wilson[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 21/78 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,904); 2. Carson Macedo (-38); 3. David Gravel (-46); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-56); 5. Logan Schuchart (-92); 6. Donny Schatz (-130); 7. Spencer Bayston (-142); 8. James McFadden (-146); 9. Jacob Allen (-218); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-342).

 

 

Silver Dollar's Gold Cup Race of Champions Back to Three-Day Event, Paying $25,000-to-win

Sweet/Larson/Copeland Promotions Ushering in New Era at Chico, CA Track

CHICO, CA - May 19, 2022 - A marquee event for decades, new promoters at Silver Dollar Speedway are committed to bringing the Gold Cup Race of Champions back to national glory, and that begins this season with big changes coming.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series portion of the historic 68th running will expand back to a three-day format from Thursday-Saturday, September 8-10. Drivers will be accumulating points across two prelim nights before battling for an updated purse of $25,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start in the Gold Cup finale.
GOLD CUP TICKET PACKAGES (Sept. 7-10)

Four-day ticket packages are now on sale at the link above and available for purchase by phone at (530) 966-4020. You can also make your camping reservations at the number listed.

New for 2022, each day’s grandstand ticket or pit pass includes FREE admission to that evening’s special event: Concert by Curb Records singer/songwriter Tim Dugger (Wednesday night), Glow Party (Thursday night), Miss Gold Cup Bikini Contest (Friday night). The JP’s Paint & Auto Body fan appreciation BBQ, hosted by the Gold Cup BBQ Crew, is a Gold Cup tradition and takes place Saturday afternoon. Additional guests and activities will be announced later this summer.

While The Greatest Show on Dirt takes center stage from Thursday-Saturday, the week officially begins on Wednesday, September 7 with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series. Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion, two-time Gold Cup winner (2010-11), and SDS co-promoter, Kyle Larson, is set to compete in the SCCT 360 show.

Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion and current Series points leader Brad Sweet, himself a co-promoter at Silver Dollar, plans to play both host and hero. The 75-time winner has earned multiple wins at the Chico, CA bullring, but still pursues that elusive Gold Cup finale in his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #57.

"It'll be great to return to Northern California, and you bet I want to win Gold Cup," Sweet said. "Both Kyle [Larson] and I grew up less than two hours from the track, so it has always been special to us. It's why we, and our friend & fellow racer, Colby Copeland, invested to improve the fan experience, concession, kids zone, merchandise, track, and prize money."

Reigning Gold Cup champion Logan Schuchart will be back at the 1/4-mile this September with hopes of becoming the first back-to-back winner since Kyle Larson did it more than a decade ago in 2010-11. Former winners Rico Abreu and Donny Schatz will also be looking to add another Gold Cup to their legacy this fall.

A legion of other superstars such as Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Kasey Kahne, and more, will be chasing their first taste of Gold Cup success.

The expanded Gold Cup Race of Champions marks the beginning of a two-week fall fling in California for the World of Outlaws. Following Silver Dollar, the Series will venture to Keller Auto Speedway for the Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 16, and then Placerville Speedway for the 49er Gold Rush Classic on Saturday, September 17.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

MANO-A-MANO: Sheldon Haudenschild Beats Kyle Larson in Epic Bridgeport Battle

Almost 20 Unofficial Lead Changes in Thrilling 25-Lap Feature

SWEDESBORO, NJ - May 17, 2022 - Tuesday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trip to Bridgeport Motorsports Park did not disappoint.

With a nearly sold-out crowd at the Swedesboro, NJ track, plus the online allure of a midweek race on DIRTVision, two of the most fierce pilots in the industry went wheel-to-wheel and put on a top tier show at the 4/10-mile oval.

Officially, it looks like Sheldon Haudenschild controlled much of the race with 21 laps led to Kyle Larson's four. However, the intensity goes so much further than what the brief analysis of the box score shows. The duo swapped command nearly 20 times in the final 15+ laps with the race-winning move happening in the midst of a dramatic final restart.

Ultimately, it was Haudenschild snapping a 15-race dry spell and taking the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 back to victory lane for the first time since Cotton Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday, March 4. His third win of the 2022 season now ranks second-most (Macedo, 4 wins) and brings him to 25 career World of Outlaws wins at 28-years-old.

"It feels like we haven't won in forever, man," Haudenschild told Chase Raudman. "This is where this team belongs, up here in victory lane. [Kyle] Ripper, Stephen [Hamm-Reilly], and Jakob [Weaver] have been working their tails off, we've been close these last few months. This one feels good.

"Kyle [Larson] and I have had some pretty great races over the years. You know he comes in here and sometimes puts a whooping on us, so it always feels good to get one over on him. Really, though, all of our full-time guys out here on the Outlaw tour make it just as tough. Every single World of Outlaws win you can get is a special one."

Now that the midweek mayhem is behind us, Haudenschild will lead The Greatest Show on Dirt to his home state for an Ohio doubleheader. He'll be a favorite at both Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Sharon Speedway on Saturday, two tracks he dominated last year but lost the lead at late in the running.

Attracting a post-race crowd just as large as Haudenschild's winning camp, Kyle Larson wasn't short of fanfare following his second-straight runner-up result with the Series. He finished a nail-biting second-place to Spencer Bayston three weeks ago at Bristol (TN), and this time settled into P2 behind Haudenschild by 1.073-seconds at the checkered flag.

However, it was much closer than the final score says. The only caution of the race (Kasey Kahne, shredded right rear tire) flew on Lap 21 and restarted the race with four laps left in Larson's hands. The Elk Grove, CA native elected to stay low in Paul Silva's #57, a decision that opened the door for Haudenschild to go top shelf, build his momentum, and eventually drive around Larson on Lap 23.

The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion threw a series of haymakers at the #17 over the last two laps, but they all fell short as Haudenschild's resiliency stood the test of Larson's bravery.

"I definitely had a car capable of winning, but I didn't do a good job executing that last restart and allowed Sheldon to get by," Larson admitted. "Paul [Silva] got this thing better every time we hit the track, I just needed to make better decisions. I needed to move up after the caution, but I was too focused on protecting myself. I probably should have let him slide me and just started racing for it."

Finishing out the podium on Tuesday was 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz. The Fargo, ND native earned his first pole position of the 2022 season but forfeited the lead on Lap 1 to a high-side hustling Haudenschild. He fell as far back as fourth before rallying to finish third aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15.

"I say it all the time but you have to crawl before you can walk, and walk before you can run," Schatz said after back-to-back top-five finishes. "We got going near the end and found something down low, and I think we could've got the #57 with a few more laps. The guys did a great job and we're building some momentum with this thing."

Closing out the top-five was a pair of Pennsylvanians with Hanover's Logan Schuchart finishing fourth in the Shark Racing #1S, and Dillsburg's Anthony Macri earning the KSE Hard Charger Award for a 14th-to-fifth run.

Rounding out the top-10 at Bridgeport was Australia's James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83, California's Rico Abreu in the Rowdy #24, Pennsylvania's Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Indiana's Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, and Connecticut's David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Bridgeport Speedway, 5/17/22)

Ironically enough, Sheldon Haudenschild's defeat of Kyle Larson brought the two drivers into a tie with each at 25 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, ranking 25th on the All-Time Wins List.

The Series completed its 20th race of the season on Tuesday with 21 different drivers leading laps this season, and impressively enough, not a single driver has cleared 100+ laps led to this point with the parity of the sport on full display.

To begin the night, Haudenschild circled the Bridgeport 4/10-mile in 14.852 seconds during My Place Hotels Qualifying, earning his first Slick Woody's QuickTime Award of the year and 20th of his career.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins were highlighted by Logan Schuchart (94th career), Donny Schatz (495th career), David Gravel (190th career), and Justin Whittall (1st career). The MicroLite Last Chance Showdown was won by Saturday's big winner Brent Marks in the Murray-Marks #19.

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Bayston extended his Series-best streak of 11 consecutive top-10 finishes with a ninth-place finish aboard the CJB Motorsports, Signing Day Sports #5 in his first-ever trip to Bridgeport.

Current championship leader Brad Sweet finished 12th (average finish of 10.7 in five races) in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 as his points lead diminished down to +20 points over David Gravel & Big Game Motorsports.

Briggs Danner, a 20-year-old native of Allentown, PA, qualified for his first-career World of Outlaws Feature in his Series debut and ultimately ended up 16th.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series travels to Ohio this weekend with appearances at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 20, and Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 21. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,800]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [14][$2,500]; 6. 83-James McFadden [4][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,100]; 9. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,050]; 10. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,000]; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [15][$1,600]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$1,400]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [18][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,100]; 15. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [17][$1,050]; 16. 5G-Briggs Danner [20][$1,000]; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer [16][$1,000]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [21][$1,000]; 19. 67-Justin Whittall [8][$1,000]; 20. 6-Bill Rose [19][$1,000]; 21. 39-Christopher Bell [13][$1,000]; 22. 9-Kasey Kahne [11][$1,000]; 23. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [22][$1,000]; 24. 5R-Tyler Ross [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-15, 17-19, 23-25; Kyle Larson 16, 20-22. KSE Hard Charger Award: 39M-Anthony Macri[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (After 20/78 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,764); 2. David Gravel (-20); 3. Carson Macedo (-44); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-58); 5. Logan Schuchart (-86); 6. Spencer Bayston (-126); 7. Donny Schatz (-126); 8. James McFadden (-150); 9. Jacob Allen (-216); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-328).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Bridgeport, Attica & Sharon This Week for The Greatest Show on Dirt

Only Appearance in New Jersey This Season, First of 10 Races in Ohio

SWEDESBORO, NJ - May 16, 2022 - The Greatest Show on Dirt is staying busy this week with a three-race stretch over five nights in two different states.

New Jersey will welcome the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars for the first and only time this season with Tuesday's trip to Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedeboro, NJ. After that, the weekend brings the Series to Ohio with Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway each hosting their first of two races in 2022.
 

Here are some of the top storylines to follow on DIRTVision.com:

DON'T MISS OUT: Tuesday's show at Bridgeport Motorsports Park is the Series' only appearance in The Garden State in 2022. It's the second race at Bridgeport's reconfigured 4/10-mile oval, but the ninth appearance overall at the Swedesboro, NJ facility. Along with New Egypt Speedway (9 appearances) and Flemington Speedway (3 races), Bridgeport is the third track in the state of New Jersey to host the World of Outlaws. Get your tickets now and don't miss out on The Greatest Show on Dirt.

HERO TO ZERO: A few gallons of fuel and a mere five pounds is what gave us the biggest swing in the championship standings on Saturday when Carson Macedo rolled across the scales light. He crossed the line in second at Williams Grove, but the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 failed to meet the minimum weight requirement and suffered a disqualification to the tail of the finish. The consequence sent Macedo from +4 points with control of the title lead to down -42 points and forced to claw his way back to the top.

On the bright side, the 25-year-old native of Lemoore, CA native is ready to rebound at three solid tracks this week. He was a winning contender last year at Bridgeport, owns an All Stars win at Attica, and has collected three total podiums at Sharon.

POSSE INVASION: The World of Outlaws / PA Posse rivalry is deadlocked at 1-1, but the battle isn't over yet. Tuesday's trip across the border into New Jersey is just close enough to convince some drivers to leave the porch and chase the loot at Bridgeport.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA banked $17,500 in Saturday's Morgan Cup at Williams Grove and now eyes his third World of Outlaws win of 2022 at Bridgeport. He was in dominant control of an April 410 race at the track prior to a mechanical issue stealing the win away. Another win would make him the 48th driver in Series history to reach 10+ career victories.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA continues to inch closer and closer to that elusive first-career World of Outlaws win. He led laps at Lincoln last Wednesday and now returns to Bridgeport this Tuesday, where he finished third against the Series last year and won at this year in April.

THE BUCKEYE BULLET: The last visit to Sharon Speedway by the World of Outlaws in May 2021 was one that sent not only the Sprint Car community but the entire racing world into a frenzy. At 58 years old, Dave Blaney made history with his first World of Outlaws win since 1997, bringing the former Series champion up to 95 career wins.

To make the win even sweeter, it came in the form of a last-lap pass over Sheldon Haudenschild. The victory was easily one of the most popular of the entire season and created tons of buzz with fans hopeful for a repeat as the Series returns to the Blaney-owned track this weekend.

ROOKIE ON A ROLL: With 20% of the season completed, Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN has used a career-best streak to keep his name in championship contention (-132 PTS), let alone as the runaway leader for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old pilot of the CJB Motorsports, Signing Day Sports #5 is riding a Series-best streak of 10 consecutive top-10 finishes with a Series-best average finish of 5.7.

Bayston will encounter New Jersey's Bridgeport for the first time on Tuesday night but can rely on the experience of veteran crew chief Barry Jackson to ease the learning curve. In Ohio, he'll head for two of his best tracks with Attica and Sharon both being venues where he's won before in All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

SHARK SUCCESS: From last week to last year, the success of both Shark Racing teams is evident and brewing with more potential this week. Jacob Allen continues to prove the Pells Tire Service #1A is one of the fastest cars on tour by leading the Series in qualifying average (6.29), Heat Race wins (8), and Dash Appearances (13). The Hanover, PA native scored a storybook win at Lincoln (PA) last Wednesday and was only two laps away from sweeping the week when he ran out of fuel at Williams Grove (PA).

His teammate Logan Schuchart enters as the defending World of Outlaws winner at Bridgeport, topping last year's show aboard the DuraMAX Oil, Team Drydene #1S. He's used a consistent stretch to rally to fifth in points, only -102 points behind and still in contention for the season-long championship.

HOMEBOUND: Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH will enjoy the first of 10 home state races this weekend when the Series visits Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway. He's won at both tracks with the All Star Circuit of Champions but still chases his first World of Outlaws win at either of them following several close calls, including last year when he led more than half of both races.

The Wild Child's boy has earned two of his 24 career victories in Ohio with wins at Eldora and Wayne County to his credit. He'll enter the three-race week with the momentum of a runner-up result at Williams Grove, his first podium finish in almost a month.

TAKING NOTES: Both weekend facilities will be hosting their first of two World of Outlaws Sprint Car races this season, meaning a valuable learning opportunity lies ahead for drivers and teams. Following Friday, the Series will return to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12 for the $15,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic. After Saturday, the Outlaws will come back to Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, May 17 at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, NJ
Friday, May 20 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH
Saturday, May 21 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (19/78 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,638 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-24 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-42 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-82 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-102 PTS); 6. 5-Spencer Bayston (-132 PTS); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (-144 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-162 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-224 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-324 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win - Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win - Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (21 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
61 laps – Jacob Allen
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps - Spencer Bayston
29 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
24 laps - Logan Schuchart
17 laps – Kyle Larson
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden, Anthony Macri
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (13 Drivers):
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (22 Drivers):
8 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
7 Heat Wins – David Gravel
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet,
5 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, James McFadden, Rico Abreu
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (30 Drivers):
13 Dashes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
12 Dashes – Brad Sweet
11 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
6 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, James McFadden, Rico Abreu
5 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Brent Marks, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon, Justin Peck, Matt Campbell

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (11 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (10 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden

PODIUM FINISHES (20 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
5 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
4 Podiums – Kyle Larson
3 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu

TOP 10 FINISHES (32 Drivers):
17 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
16 Top 10s – David Gravel
15 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
14 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston
12 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
11 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
10 Top 10s – James McFadden
9 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Brent Marks
3 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen, Anthony Macri
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kraig Kinser, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)
18. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Jacob Allen (2)
19. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)

 

 

KEEPING THE CUP: Brent Marks Capitalizes at Williams Grove to Claim the Morgan Cup for PA Posse

Race-Long Leader Jacob Allen Ran Out of Fuel on Final Restart

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 14, 2022 - One yellow flag is what changed it all in Saturday's Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hanover's Jacob Allen was poised to complete a storybook week, sweeping a swing through his home state of Pennsylvania with first-career wins at Lincoln Speedway and now Williams Grove. It was the perfect ending to a perfect week in Posse-land, but then the Shark Racing #1A started sputtering as the Newman Racing Engines powerplant starved for fuel with only two to go.

Allen had controlled the first 28 laps of the 30 lapper and was pursuing a perfect night with a QuickTime, Heat win, and Dash victory when disaster struck as the caution flew moments prior to the white flag waving. It was at that moment that Allen knew he had no shot of hanging on.

"I knew immediately when the caution flew that I wasn't gonna make it," Allen told DIRTVision afterward. "I feel like if we stayed green that I could've limped it home, but I still don't know if I could've survived for the win. It's just the name of the game. We'll come back next time with a different strategy and we won't run out."

While Allen went from hero to zero, behind him in the right place at the right time was fellow Pennsylvanian, Brent Marks.

The Myerstown Missile, in fuel conservation mode himself, fought off a bad vibration and non-existent brakes to seize control of the lead with the white flag waving. He survived the final mile with ease and took the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19 to victory lane with $17,500 and the Morgan Cup trophy awaiting him.

Although he's Pennsylvania's "truest Outlaw," Marks' victory goes on the scoreboard for the Posse with the rivalry tied at 1-1 with another seven races scheduled this year in The Keystone State. Saturday marked his ninth career win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the 14th of his career at Williams Grove Speedway.

"It's great to win any of these World of Outlaws races, but these higher-paying ones feel even better," Marks said. "There's no doubt we got extremely lucky, but we had to be in that position to get it done. I can't thank my guys Fud [Dennis Christ] and Heath [Moyle] enough. We destroyed a car on Wednesday, built this thing on Thursday, and here we are in victory lane."

Following an hour-long rain delay, racing resumed at 11:00 pm on Saturday with air density, fueling, and weight becoming crucial factors in the program. While Allen ultimately ran out, it was on the mind of Marks as well and may have won him the race.

"I tried to save as much as I could under yellows by staying totally off the throttle and leaning the engine out as much as possible," Marks noted on his fuel conservation. "I was running out near the end of the Dash and with how fast the pace was tonight I knew we should be worried. The track turned out to be pretty sporty after the rainstorm, and we did just enough to make it all the way."

For Marks, he now owns wins from each of the three World of Outlaws trips to Williams Grove - Morgan Cup in May, Summer Nationals in July, and National Open in October.

For Allen, he barely missed out on earning back-to-back wins for the first time in his career, which would've given him three World of Outlaws victories in the last six weeks.

"Sometimes the cards just don't fall your way," Allen added." It's life, though, it goes on. I'm proud of myself and I'm proud of this team. I'm thrilled with how fast we are lately. Being competitive nightly with the World of Outlaws is such a surreal feeling."

The drama didn't end with Allen's fuel light as Carson Macedo crossed the finish line in second place, but failed to meet the post-race minimum weight requirement and thus was disqualified. The wild turn of events took the Jason Johnson Racing #41 from taking over the championship lead to being back down to third and behind by -42 points.

Assuming the runner-up result by default was Sheldon Haudenshild aboard the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17. He was joined on the podium for the first time in 2022 by third-place finisher Rico Abreu, continuing to show speed since welcoming renowned Crew Chief Ricky Warner to the #24 team.

Rounding out the top-10 at Williams Grove was Donny Schatz in fourth, Logan Schuchart in fifth, David Gravel in sixth, Brad Sweet in seventh, Spencer Bayston in eighth, James McFadden in ninth, and Giovanni Scelzi in tenth.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head to New Jersey and Ohio next week. Three races in five nights will take the Series to Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday. May 17, then Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 20, and finally Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 21. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 19-Brent Marks [4][$17,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$6,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [11][$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [21][$2,050]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [18][$2,000]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$1,600]; 12. 27-Devon Borden [26][$400]; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney [13][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,100]; 15. 67-Justin Whittall [23][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$1,000]; 17. 11-TJ Stutts [14][$1,000]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [15][$1,000]; 19. 19R-Matt Campbell [6][$1,000]; 20. 44-Dylan Norris [25][$]; 21. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [20][$1,000]; 22. 69K-Lance Dewease [17][$1,000]; 23. 99M-Kyle Moody [19][$1,000]; 24. 6D-Ryan Smith [22][$1,000]; 25. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [12][$1,000]; 26. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-28, Brent Marks 29-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 27-Devon Borden[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 19/78 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,638); 2. David Gravel (-24); 3. Carson Macedo (-42); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-82); 5. Logan Schuchart (-102); 6. Spencer Bayston (-132); 7. Donny Schatz (-144); 8. James McFadden (-162); 9. Jacob Allen (-224); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-324).

 

 

RAINED OUT: Friday's Morgan Cup Opener at Williams Grove Falls to Rain

Outlaws & Posse Return to Williams Grove on Saturday for $17,000 Finale

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 13, 2022 - Friday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Williams Grove Speedway has been canceled due to extensive rainfall.

The track crew fought off a pair of afternoon showers and worked the surface back into shape for the Morgan Cup opener, but one final dousing of rain prior to My Place Hotels Qualifying was the final straw. The third downpour combined with existing track conditions and a poor radar forecast forced officials to pull the plug.

Those who purchased an online ticket to Friday’s event at Williams Grove will receive a face-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws race such as Saturday’s show, or any other race available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If credit to your account does not work for you, then you have until June 13 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com if you have further questions. CLICK HERE for a refund request.

For those who purchased a ticket or pit pass at the track, you can find Williams Grove's RAIN OUT POLICY HERE.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will try again at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile tomorrow night, Saturday, May 14. The Outlaws will battle the PA Posse with $17,000 on the line in the Morgan Cup finale. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or stream every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

LINCOLN LEGACY: Jacob Allen & Shark Racing Score Special Win at Home Track

Jacob Allen is Fourth Family Member of Shark Racing to Win at Lincoln Speedway

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - May 11, 2022 - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway has been hosting Sprint Car races for 60 seasons in the heart of Pennsylvania's Pigeon Hills, and the Allen family has been winning at the track for more than five decades.

On Wednesday night, that synonymous relationship of Shark Racing stars at the Abbottstown, PA 1/3-mile took the next step with the next generation.

Leading the final 12 laps thanks to brilliant craftsmanship in lap traffic, Jacob Allen of nearby Hanover, PA earned his first-ever victory at his home track, located a whopping six minutes from the Shark Racing shop. To make it even sweeter, he did it against arguably the toughest field of the year with 55 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in action.

Allen's win in the Dura MAX Oil / Drydene Performance Products Gettysburg Clash is already his second of the 2022 season, and the third of his storybook career with The Greatest Show on Dirt. He's the fourth member of his legendary family to win at Lincoln Speedway with his dad Bobby Allen (75 wins), nephew Logan Schuchart (2 wins), and uncle Joey Allen (1 win) previously tasting victory at the local land.

In the 50th Series race at Lincoln, Bobby & Jacob Allen also became the third father/son duo to win with the World of Outlaws at the track, joining another pair of iconic Pennsylvania racing families in Steve & Stevie Smith and Fred & Freddie Rahmer.

"I feel like the moral of my entire racing career is never give up," Allen told an ecstatic crowd at Lincoln Speedway. "If anyone has followed me, you know I could have easily called it quits through all the struggles, all the bad times, all the poor finishes, but I never did. This shows that with a great family, a great team, and a great attitude you can make it happen one day.

"This is just so amazing. I can't tell you how surreal it feels to look around and see all of these people cheering for me. I'm so damn happy. It makes me feel even better knowing I can share this with all of you."

[Before Allen sent the hometown fans into a frenzy, the Pells Tire Service #1A was forced to maneuver from fifth to first with Outlaws, Posse, All Stars & Invaders blocking his path. The 27-year-old pilot rode around in fourth for the first 10 laps, but it was a Lap 12 restart that changed everything.

After leading laps 1-8, Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA succumb to Justin Peck of Monrovia, IN amid lap traffic just prior to the first restart of the race. It was that launch back to the green where Macri struggled on the high side and allowed Allen to soar into contention with Peck thanks to a big move. It was a clash of three fairytale stories with Macri & Peck both eyeing their first-career World of Outlaws win, but Allen going for his first-career Lincoln Speedway win.

The breaking point was Lap 24 as traffic ramped up and Allen closed on Peck for the top spot. He set him up through turns one and two as Peck rode high and then Allen aced the bottom of turns three and four to slide up and take it away with 11 to go. He had to survive a final restart with five laps left, but there were no issues at all as Allen cruised to a 1.336-second margin of victory.

"I knew it would be a tough call on where to go at the end," Allen noted on the mounting pressure. "I passed Justin [Peck] on the bottom in traffic, but I knew he was super good up top. I'm glad I made the decisions that I did and we got this done. This is such a huge win."

Although that first-career win will have to wait, it was still a phenomenal night for Justin Peck and the Buch Motorsports #13. The Monrovia, IN native set a new career-best World of Outlaws finish with his runner-up result, worth $6,000 to the All Star Circuit of Champions full-timer.

"We put a whole night together against the Outlaws, that's big for us," Peck added afterward. "I told Sean [Strausbaugh] that were three-to-four laps prior to getting passed that I had terrible exit and no straightaway speed, so I think that's what hurt us the most. I knew starting up on the front row you're kind of playing victim to be that sitting duck. It's tough when you can't search around, but this is a step in the right direction for us.

Rounding out the podium at Lincoln Speedway was Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. The Lemoore, CA native used another consistent night to cut Brad Sweet's championship lead down to only eight points entering Williams Grove.

"Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Repetz] just keep delivering some incredible race cars for me," Macedo mentioned. I think we might've had a car capable of winning if some things played out better. I had to go into defense mode on that last restart and got caught up battling Spencer [Bayston]. I'm excited to get to Williams Grove and hopefully keep this momentum rolling."

Closing out the top-10 finishers in the Gettysburg Clash was Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Rico Abreu, David Gravel, Danny Dietrich, Brad Sweet & Lance Dewease.
NOS Notebook (Lincoln Speedway, 5/11/22)

Jacob Allen has now won more (twice) in six starts over the last 33 days than he did in his first 449 starts (once) over 10 years. He's the 245th driver to add his name to the Lincoln Speedway All-Time Win List, and the fourth member of his family to do so. His victory also makes it 11 different winners in the past 11 runnings of the Gettysburg Clash.

Wednesday's massive field of 55 entries is easily the new season-high record for car count with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Championship leader Brad Sweet finished outside the top-five for the third straight race (9th tonight) and allowed Carson Macedo to cut the gap down to eight points in the early-season chase. David Gravel also narrowed his margin to the #49 down to -26 points.

Justin Peck earned his first-career Slick Woody's QuickTime Award on Wednesday, topping My Place Hotels Qualifying with a lap of 13.027 seconds at Lincoln Speedway. He earned a NOS Energy Drink Heat Race win as did David Gravel, Rico Abreu & Anthony Macri.

Anthony Macri won his first-career DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, thus earning his first-career pole position, and then led his first-career lap (8 total) with the World of Outlaws.

For the second year in a row at the Gettysburg Clash, former Lincoln Speedway track champion Alan Krimes claimed the KSE Hard Charger Award with a +14 performance in the Wayne Corini CPA #87.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will move the battle against the Pennsylvania Posse down the road to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA this Friday & Saturday, May 13-14 for the annual Morgan Cup. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$10,000]; 2. 13-Justin Peck [2][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [3][$2,800]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [1][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,200]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [18][$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,050]; 10. 69K-Lance Dewease [13][$2,000]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$1,600]; 12. 83-James McFadden [20][$1,400]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$1,200]; 14. 87-Alan Krimes [28][$100]; 15. 27-Devon Borden [22][$1,050]; 16. 44-Dylan Norris [26][$]; 17. 16-Gerard McIntyre [19][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,000]; 19. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 20. 71-Buddy Kofoid [10][$1,000]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,000]; 22. 9-Kasey Kahne [23][$1,000]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$]; 24. 6-Bill Rose [27][$]; 25. 8-Freddie Rahmer [14][$1,000]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [12][$1,000]; 27. 39D-Chase Dietz [24][$1,000]; 28. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri 1-8, Justin Peck 9-23, Jacob Allen 24-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 87-Alan Krimes[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 18/79 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,502); 2. Carson Macedo (-8); 3. David Gravel (-26); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-92); 5. Logan Schuchart (-106); 6. Spencer Bayston (-130); 7. Donny Schatz (-150); 8. James McFadden (-158); 9. Jacob Allen (-206); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-310).

 

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: PA Posse Welcomes World of Outlaws to Lincoln & Williams Grove

First of 10 World of Outlaws Races in Pennsylvania This Season

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - May 9, 2022 - Sprint Car racing's favorite rivalry returns this week as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series prepares to battle the PA Posse.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is set for three shows over four nights at two of Central Pennsylvania's finest facilities. It all starts at Abbottstown's Lincoln Speedway with the DuraMAX/Drydene Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11, and then transitions to Mechanicsburg's Williams Grove Speedway with the Morgan Cup on Friday & Saturday, May 13-14.
 

Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

OUTLAWS VS. POSSE: It's been a tough go for Central Pennsylvania's finest over the last few seasons. Of 24 World of Outlaws races on their own turf since 2019, the PA Posse have only scored three victories with Lance Dewease taking two and Brent Marks getting one last year. Over that same span, the Outlaws have claimed 14 victories with outside invaders picking up another seven.

The rivalry reignites for 10 races in 2022 with this week's trip to Lincoln & Williams Grove, a summer swing to Port Royal & Williams Grove, and then the National Open and Nittany Showdown in the fall.

POSSE POWER: Leading the charge for the PA Posse is a fearsome foursome including Lance Dewease (Fayetteville, PA), Brent Marks (Myerstown, PA), Danny Dietrich (Gettysburg, PA), and Anthony Macri (Dillsburg, PA).

At 17 career World of Outlaws wins, Dewease ranks 33rd on the All-Time Win List but sits even higher when it comes to Williams Grove (1st at 103 wins) and Lincoln (8th at 42 wins). The Fayetteville Flyer was a force to be reckoned with last year and would've finished inside the top-seven in all nine Pennsylvania World of Outlaws races if it wasn't for one mechanical issue in the Kreitz Racing #69K.

Marks is an eight-time World of Outlaws winner with his most recent triumph coming last month in the form of a $20,000 score at Devil's Bowl (TX). The Myerstown Missile has already won at both Lincoln and Williams Grove this year, and eyes another this week in the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19.

With five World of Outlaws wins, Dietrich is hungry to add a sixth and his first since 2019 at Bridgeport (NJ). He's beaten the Outlaws at both Lincoln and Williams Grove before and enters as the only multi-time winner of the DuraMAX/Drydene Gettysburg Clash through 11 runnings. In 2022, DD has won four races at Lincoln and currently leads the Williams Grove track standings in the Gary Kauffman #48.

Macri heads into this weekend with the title of winningest Sprint Car driver in 2022. The Concrete Kid has won eight times this season with one victory lane trip each at Lincon and Williams Grove. After 10 top-five finishes, he hopes this is the week he scores his first-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory in the #39M.

HOME TURF: A quartet of full-time World of Outlaws teams will enjoy racing near home this week as the Series travels to Pennsylvania for the first time in 2022.

Shark Racing of Hanover, PA brings Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen back home with both teams at the top of their game right now. Schuchart and Allen each own one win this season with Allen banking $15,000 at Lake Ozark (MO) and Schuchart scoring $25,000 at Bristol (TN) last month. The home race is amplified for Schuchart with his partners DuraMAX and Drydene sponsoring Wednesday's DuraMAX/Drydene Gettysburg Clash.

CJB Motorsports of Carlisle, PA is hauling in Indiana's Spencer Bayston to race near home for Chad Clemens and Barry Jackson. Bayston is the most recent Series winner with his own $25,000 at Bristol and is also the most recent Outlaw winner in PA with his win at Port Royal last fall.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA is back at home base for the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z and excited to return to Williams Grove, site of his first-career World of Outlaws win in 2017, as well as James McFadden's first-career win. Zearfoss owns a trio of other WGS victories to go along with a Lincoln career-best of fourth entering this week.

BIG CAT KRYPTONITE: After winning three consecutive World of Outlaws championships and topping several crown jewel events, Brad Sweet still knew what he wanted to accomplish in this sport: winning at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Grass Valley, CA native has made 49 starts at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile with his best result remaining a third-place podium on three occasions in 2016, 2019 & 2020. Overall, his stat line reads as six top-five runs, 22 top-10 results, and an average finish of 12.24, his worst of any track. He's even led nine laps at the track before, but victory lane has always eluded The Big Cat.

He finally tamed Lincoln last year, and now he hopes this weekend is when he parks the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 in Williams Grove victory lane.

TAKING ADVANTAGE: Much like Bristol, Williams Grove offers another prime opportunity for those trailing Brad Sweet in the championship chase to make up some ground. The 36-year-old veteran currently holds a 20-point advantage with 60+ nights remaining, but three promising young superstars are hot on his tail and determined to leave their mark.

Carson Macedo (-20 PTS) enjoyed a breakthrough season last year in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, and they've quickly come out of the gates in 2022 to back that up. He leads the league with four World of Outlaws wins this season, and heads for Pennsylvania with momentum from a weekly win at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway. The Lemoore, CA native was the only driver to top two World of Outlaws races at Williams Grove last year and looks to do it again this weekend.

Behind Donny Schatz's 21 wins, David Gravel (-30 PTS) is the second-winningest full-time Outlaw at Williams Grove with eight wins to his credit. The Watertown, CT native has won at the 1/2-mile with Roth Motorsports, CJB Motorsports, and Jason Johnson Racing, now he goes for a third win in 2022 aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Sheldon Haudenschild (-68 PTS) checked a Williams Grove win off the bucket list last summer to make him and dad Jac Haudenschild the only father/son duo to score World of Outlaws wins at the track. After winning two of the first four races in 2022, Lil' Haud has gone through a 13-race dry spell and aims to break that in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

INVADING THE KEYSTONE: The third element of the Outlaws vs. Posse is the invaders, those with no direct affiliation only vying for the cash and the bragging rights. Last year alone, outsiders like Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen & Spencer Bayston (at the time) rolled into town and walked out with W's.

Leading the charge for invaders this weekend is a pair of NASCAR Cup Series stars Christopher Bell & Alex Bowman. Bell will trade his Joe Gibbs Racing #20 for the Swindell SpeedLab #39 Sprint Car, while Bowman turns in his Hendrick Motorsports #48 for the Ally Racing #55 Sprint Car.

UNDER THE RADAR: Beyond the most noteworthy names, the PA Posse brings a handful of other stout local competitors to the table when the World of Outlaws comes to town.

Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA owns 19 wins at Lincoln (1 Outlaw win) & 15 wins at Williams Grove. Dylan Norris of Hanover, PA is enjoying a career-year sitting top-five in both track standings to go along with his first win at Williams Grove. Devon Borden of Raymond, WA drives for Central PA legend Mike Heffner and also is top-five in both points with a Williams Grove win as well.

Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA is another winner at both facilities with 22 Williams Grove scores and another six at Lincoln. More names to look for include Chase Dietz of York, PA, Alan Krimes of Denver, PA, Matt Campbell of Fawn Grove, PA, and TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA, among several others.

WELCOME TO THE RIVALRY: A pair of Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders will officially join the World of Outlaws vs. PA Posse rivalry for the first time this weekend. For Noah Gass, the Mounds, OK 18-year-old will be making his first-ever trip to race in the state of Pennsylvania as he continues learning the ropes.

For Spencer Bayston, the Lebanon, IN 23-year-old is no stranger to the state or the rivalry but now enters with a little extra motivation. His several Pennsylvania wins include beating the Outlaws & Posse at Port Royal, topping the All Stars on Posse ground at Lincoln, and scoring a USAC Midget win at Williams Grove. He heads into this weekend on CJB's home turf with plenty of momentum from his $25,000 payday in the first win of 2022 at Bristol.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, May 11 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA
Friday-Saturday, May 13-14 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA

On the Internet
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (17/78 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,370 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-20 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-30 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-68 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-102 PTS); 6. 5-Spencer Bayston (-140 PTS); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (-142 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-152 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-224 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-292 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win - Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win - Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (19 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps - Spencer Bayston
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
24 laps - Logan Schuchart
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps - Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (12 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 Drivers):
7 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
11 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
10 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
9 Dashes – Carson Macedo
6 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
5 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (9 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (8 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson

PODIUM FINISHES (18 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Carson Macedo
4 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson
3 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (30 Drivers):
15 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
14 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, David Gravel
13 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
11 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz
10 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – James McFadden
8 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
7 Top 10s – Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Anthony Macri, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kraig Kinser, Justin Peck, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)

 

 

Eldora Speedway's #LetsRaceTwo Weekend Canceled Due to Rain

Up Next for World of Outlaws is Lincoln (May 11) and Williams Grove (May 13-14)

ROSSBURG, OH - May 4, 2022 - Unfortunately, this weekend's #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader at Eldora Speedway has been called off. An onslaught of rain throughout the week and heavily saturated grounds, parlayed with a new dirt surface, have forced officials to cancel both nights of racing for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and USAC National Sprint Car Series.

“Based on all the information we have gathered today, including current extreme saturation on the track and negative forecasts from our all of weather consultant resources, we made this difficult decision to cancel,” said Jerry Gappens, general manager of Eldora Speedway, which has received approximately 2 inches of rain since Sunday and is expecting another 2 inches by the weekend. “Hopefully, this early notice will help fans, teams, officials, and vendors reduce unnecessary travel costs.”

Neither of the two nights will be made up this season. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be back at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile for four consecutive nights of racing in July. That historic week is highlighted by Jokers Wild (Wed, July 13), the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One (Thur, July 14), The Knight Before (Fri, July 15), and the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal XXXIX (Sat, July 16).

TICKET INFO - The full value of all #LetsRaceTwo reserved tickets, general admission tickets, and campsites will be converted to account credits within each respective patron account. This is an automated process that will be completed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Account credits never expire and can be used on any future ticket or campsite purchase. After the account credit process is complete, an email update will be dispatched to each patron. In that same email, there will be a refund request form link. Any #LetsRaceTwo credit may be converted to a refund by completing the form. Refund requests must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2022. #LetsRaceTwo suite holders will be contacted on an individual basis over the course of the next few days.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars now turn their attention to the Pennsylvania Posse. Next week the Series has scheduled stops at the DuraMAX/Drydene Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Wednesday, May 11, and the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday-Saturday, May 13-14.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Eldora's Seven-Race World of Outlaws Slate Begins with #LetsRaceTwo

Doubleheader Brings World of Outlaws and USAC Sprint Cars to Same Stage

ROSSBURG, OH - May 4, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars visit Eldora Speedway this weekend for the first of seven races in 2022 at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile, as the Tony Stewart owned facility extends its record as the most-visited track in Series history.

For fans who make the trip to The House That Earl Built, you'll not only see The Greatest Show on Dirt but the USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars as well in the popular #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader on Friday & Saturday, May 6-7. For those unable to attend, you can watch every lap of World of Outlaws action on DIRTVision.com.
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Here's what to watch for this weekend:

CLOSING THE GAP: Last weekend's Bristol Bash offered plenty of change atop the early-season standings. Three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet has been nearly invincible aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, recording 15 consecutive top-10 finishes before finally faltering with a 13th-place finish at the Tennessee 1/2-mile.

Sweet's struggles allowed his closest challengers in Carson Macedo (-20 PTS) and David Gravel (-30 PTS) to close the gap in the battle for the $200,000-to-win championship. Both Macedo (Jason Johnson Racing #41) and Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2) own several wins compared to Sweet's one in 2022, but consistency has ultimately decided things to this point.

All three drivers are multi-time winners at Eldora Speedway with Macedo's success being most recent thanks to a pair of victories last July. Gravel is a three-time winner at the track with a $52,000 Governors Reign in 2020, but his last World of Outlaws win was back in 2016. Sweet has topped races in USAC Midgets, USAC Sprint Cars, and World of Outlaws at the 1/2-mile with his last score coming at the 2019 Kings Royal.

HAUD'S HOME: Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH returns home for the first of 12 appearances in The Buckeye State this year. The 28-year-old son of "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild has claimed two of his 24 career World of Outlaws wins in his home state with his first-ever Eldora Speedway victory coming last year when he rode the wall to beat Donny Schatz in the closing laps.

The pilot of the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 currently sits fourth in the standings (-68 PTS), but remains winless since topping two of the first four races in 2022. He was a top-five finisher in both Kings Royal finales last July and led during both #LetsRaceTwo Features last May, continuing to solidify his status as a consistent contender at the 1/2-mile.

TURNING THE TIDE: The five races within the last month have offered a complete change of scenery for Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing. The DuraMAX, Drydene #1S started 2022 on a sour note with only two top-five runs in the opening 12 races for an average finish of 10.6. The team unloaded at Lake Ozark Speedway in early April, and things haven't been the same since.

The Hanover, PA native rides a streak of five consecutive top-five finishes with a 4th at Lake Ozark, a 2nd at I-55 (near-win), a career-best 5th at Tri-State, 1st win of the season, and then a 3rd at Bristol. He's back in the top-five of the championship standings (-102 PTS) and heads to Eldora this weekend, where he's won on three occasions including the most recent race last September.

ROOKIE STRIPES: It wasn't a matter of "if" but "when" would Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports break into victory lane this season, and it finally happened on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 23-year-old Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender split the difference between Kyle Larson and the wall at a daunting 130+ MPH pace to score an exhilarating $25,000 payday at the biggest track on tour.

Bayston with Barry Jackson on the wrenches continues to prove the Signing Day Sports #5 is one of the fastest cars on tour with a Series-best eight consecutive top-10 finishes driving them up to sixth in the standings. The Lebanon, IN native returns to Eldora this weekend, a track he's won at before in USAC Midget competition and where he ran seventh last year at Kings Royal in the Sam McGhee #11.

LET'S WIN AGAIN: Another three former #LetsRaceTwo winners are expected to chase another May victory at Eldora Speedway this weekend. Leading the charge in that group is 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who has earned 17 of his 303 World of Outlaws wins at the track owned by his boss, Tony Stewart. The Fargo, ND native has particularly dominated #LetsRaceTwo with eight total May victories and multiple weekend sweeps.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA is one of the defending #LetsRaceTwo winners, returning to his #19 last May and scoring the first of three World of Outlaws wins in 2021. He's already won once this year at Devil's Bowl last year and looks for his fourth Eldora triumph this weekend.

For Kerry Madsen, the Australian has claimed six of his 28 career World of Outlaws wins at Eldora, including a #LetsRaceTwo weekend sweep in 2016. He's piloting the Roth Motorsports #83JR on a partial schedule this year as a teammate to full-time competitor James McFadden.

A KING'S RETURN: With an off-weekend for the All Star Circuit of Champions, King Tyler XXXVIII will return to competition with the World of Outlaws at arguably his best track. Last year alone, Tyler Courtney won at Eldora in every car he competed with including Silver Crown, Non-Wing Sprint Car, Midget, and Winged Sprint Car, highlighted by his $175,000 triumph at the 38th Kings Royal.

Sunshine has made seven appearances with the Series in 2022 with three top-10 finishes and a best of fourth in Kevin Kozlowski's #57 in California. He's already won three All Star events this year and leads that championship in pursuit of back-to-back titles aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC.

FIRST OF MANY: #LetsRaceTwo is the first of three separate trips and the first of seven total races at Eldora for the World of Outlaws in 2022. With 225 Features in the past and plenty more to come, teams will look to use previous notes and experience to master the famed oval.

Beyond May's #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader, the Series will return to Eldora in July for four of the biggest nights in racing with the Jokers Wild (Wed, July 13), the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One (Thur, July 14), The Knight Before (Fri, July 15), and the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal XXXIX (Sat, July 16). The seventh and final trip comes on Fri, September 23 with the BeFour the Crowns Showdown during 4-Crown Nationals weekend.

Entering this weekend, Eldora has seen 49 different World of Outlaws winners with Steve Kinser (41 wins), Sammy Swindell (30 wins), Donny Schatz (17 wins), Doug Wolfgang (15 wins), Joey Saldana (13 wins), Dave Blaney (10 wins), and Jac Haudenschild (9 wins) leading the way.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday-Saturday, May 6-7 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH

On the Internet
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (17/80 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,370 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-20 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-30 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-68 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-102 PTS); 6. 5-Spencer Bayston (-140 PTS); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (-142 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-152 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-224 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-292 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win - Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win - Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (19 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps - Spencer Bayston
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
24 laps - Logan Schuchart
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps - Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (12 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 Drivers):
7 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
11 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
10 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
9 Dashes – Carson Macedo
6 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
5 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (9 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (8 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson

PODIUM FINISHES (18 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Carson Macedo
4 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson
3 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (30 Drivers):
15 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
14 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, David Gravel
13 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
11 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz
10 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – James McFadden
8 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
7 Top 10s – Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Anthony Macri, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kraig Kinser, Justin Peck, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)
16. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Logan Schuchart (1)
17. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / Spencer Bayston (1)

 

 

 

GAME OF INCHES: Spencer Bayston Threads Needle to Beat Kyle Larson for Bristol Bash Glory

Bayston & CJB Motorsports Score First Win of 2022 for $25,000 Payday

BRISTOL, TN - April 30, 2022 - After several heartbreaking losses earlier this year, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports were bound and determined to strike while the iron was hot on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, and that meant sending it into gaps that some never dare to enter.

The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender looked to have his $25,000 payday squarely tucked away on the final lap, but the first caution of the weekend flew and set up a green-white-checkered finish with Kyle Larson and Logan Schuchart hot on his heels.

It was a moment where The Last Great Colosseum shined as two gladiators went wheel-to-wheel for all the glory. Larson made his move down into turn one, but Bayston floored it and stuck the high side to fend off the first attempt. The second and most hair-raising moment came at the white flag as Larson launched his slider into turn three and took the lead, but Bayston never wavered and somehow squeezed his #5 between Larson's right rear and the outside wall with only inches to spare.

The bold and brave 23-year-old was side-by-side with the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and led by 0.031-seconds as the white flag waved. Using his momentum from a full-throttle hail-mary on the outside, Bayston edged ahead and shot to the bottom of turn one to protect his lead on the last lap. He held on over the final 0.533-miles and scored the biggest win of his life in the process at the Bristol Bash.

"I've got all the respect in the world for Kyle [Larson]," Bayston said with his gladiator sword in hand. "He didn't need to give me that little lane, but when I saw it open I was fully committed to sending it around the outside there. It was quite unnerving, but we're standing in victory lane and that's all that matters. It's a high-speed, high-risk moment, but we came out with a high reward."

The daring move banked Bayston a $25,000 payday (richest of his career) and his first win since joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-time with CJB Motorsports. The Lebanon, IN native scored his eight-straight top-10 and jumped to sixth in the championship standings after a stellar start to the season.

"This has been a long time coming," Bayston added. "We've been so damn fast every night. Barry Jackson is doing a phenomenal job. I feel more comfortable in this CJB #5 than I have in my whole career in any other race car. This is a testament to the equipment that Chad Clemens provides and what Barry, Scott [Vogelsong], and Brendan [Collum] do with it. Winning at Bristol Motor Speedway is something I'll never forget."

Officially, Kyle Larson crossed the stripe behind Bayston by 0.762-seconds, but he was really only a matter of inches away from claiming his first win on the dirt version of Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I knew it was gonna be close," Larson said in awe of Bayston's move. "As I got closer to the top I could hear him and I thought 'man, I don't want to squeeze him into the fence we're going way too fast for that.' Once he snuck by and blocked me into turn one, I knew that was it. I wanted to give him the decision to either lift or take it, and he definitely took it. There are some drivers that won't shoot that gap, but he's young."

All in all, it was a strong weekend for the Elk Grove, CA native, who believed he and Paul Silva made wholesale gains on the Finley Farms, HendrickCars.com #57.

"We've really struggled with raw speed on big 1/2-miles like this," Larson noted on the car. "We made good strides this week, Paul definitely got some stuff figured out. We still aren't the fastest car single speed-wise, but we've made huge improvements."

Closing out the podium was Logan Schuchart, who continues to show immense speed aboard a rejuvenated Shark Racing, DuraMAX, Drydene #1S. He fell short of a weekend sweep at the Bristol Bash but certainly leaves Tennessee with his head held high with a third-place effort.

"What a great weekend for this team," Schuchart said. "I feel like we had the best car all weekend and I'm proud of that. If I could've capitalized on that restart it might've been different. I don't think Bayston had more than an inch between him, Larson, and the wall, so hats off to him. I had a front-row seat, but just couldn't go at them after I spun the tires on the restart."

The Hanover, PA native has rattled off five-straight top-five finishes and now prepares to head to his neck of the woods with more momentum available at places like Eldora (OH) next week and then a home-state week at Pennsylvania's Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway.

Rounding out the top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway was Rico Abreu, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Anthony Macri, and Aaron Reutzel.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Bristol Motor Speedway, 4/30/22)

Spencer Bayston's third career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series ties him for 73rd on the All-Time Win List, most notably with fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart, who he grew up watching race NASCAR at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bayston is the 11th different winner through the Series' first 17 races in 2022.

One night after making his 700th World of Outlaws Feature start, David Gravel of Watertown, CT earned his 500th top-10 finish with the Series.

Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA claimed his 13th career Slick Woody's QuickTime Award and second of the season on Saturday. He topped My Place Hotels Qualifying with a lap of 13.517 seconds, averaging a speed of 140.090 MPH at the 0.533-mile oval.

Abreu (32nd career), Bayston (7th career), and Kerry Madsen (187th career) split NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins. Bayston claimed the pole position with a MicroLite Dash win and officially led all 26 laps, but not without a fight.

Championship leader Brad Sweet (13th) finished outside the top-10 for the first time since the season-opener at Volusia (FL) on February 10. His points lead dwindled as Carson Macedo (-20 PTS) and David Gravel (-30 PTS) closed the gap.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will transition from one iconic 1/2-mile this week to another iconic 1/2-mile next week. Let's Race Two will lead The Greatest Show on Dirt to Rossburg, OH's Eldora Speedway on Friday & Saturday, May 6-7 for the first of seven shows at The Big E. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (26 Laps) - 1. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$25,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$13,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$6,500]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$5,000]; 5. 2-David Gravel [5][$4,500]; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [6][$4,000]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [12][$3,500]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,000]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [10][$2,800]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [11][$2,600]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,500]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$2,400]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$2,300]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,100]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [16][$2,000]; 17. 83-James McFadden [9][$2,000]; 18. J2-John Carney [18][$2,000]; 19. 20G-Noah Gass [19][$2,000]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$2,000]; 21. 1M-Landon Myers [20][$2,000]; 22. 3MF-Matt Frisbie [23][$2,000]; 23. 6X-Brian Paulus [22][$2,000]; 24. 7-Jake Spoon [24][$2,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-26. KSE Hard Charger Award:41-Carson Macedo[+5]

NEW Championship Standings (After 17/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,370); 2. Carson Macedo (-20); 3. David Gravel (-30); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-68); 5. Logan Schuchart (-102); 6. Spencer Bayston (-140); 7. Donny Schatz (-142); 8. James McFadden (-152); 9. Jacob Allen (-224); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-292).

 

 

COLOSSEUM CRUSHER: Logan Schuchart Dominates Bristol Bash for First World of Outlaws Win of 2022

Shark Racing #1S Completes Perfect Night Worth $25,000 at Tennessee 1/2-Mile

BRISTOL, TN - April 30, 2022 - Last year, Bristol Motor Speedway crushed Logan Schuchart's hopes of a prestigious win as the white flag waved; this year, Logan Schuchart crushed the competition for a redemption-filled victory and a $25,000 payday.

The DuraMAX, Team Drydene #1S was the class of the field on Friday night as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returned to The Last Great Colosseum to kickoff a Bristol Bash doubleheader. Schuchart recorded the second clean sweep of the 2022 season with the first occurrence coming earlier this month from none other than his Shark Racing teammate, Jacob Allen.

The Hanover, PA native set Slick Woody's QuickTime, topped his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, ruled the MicroLite Dash, and then outran Aaron Reutzel in the opening stages of the 25-lap Feature. Schuchart officially crossed the finish line with a 1.369-second advantage, but his lead had ballooned to nearly 3+ seconds at one point.

It was a much-needed confidence boost and a sigh of relief for Schuchart and the Shark camp, who finally got their first win of the season in the 16th event. They started the season with an average finish of 10.6 and zero podium finishes in the first 12 shows, but now they're on fire with four-straight top-fives and a recent average of 3.0.

With his win, Schuchart officially passed his grandfather and team owner, Bobby Allen, for 20th on the All-Time Win List with his 31st career World of Outlaws win. Tomorrow, he'll have a chance to do what David Gavel did last year and score a clean sweep of the Bristol Bash weekend.

"It's just nice to be back in victory lane itself, let alone at a place like this," Schuchart told media afterward. "We rolled out of the box feeling great after yesterday and just wanted to make some small tweaks today, and they worked perfectly. The first part of this year was a real struggle, but we've been gaining momentum.

"I don't want to say we've figured it out, there will still be some struggles, but if you look at our recent runs we're shining at places we haven't before. We're getting back to where we should. It's tough with as many good teams as we have out here, you can second guess yourself in a heartbeat. I'm just thankful and fortunate to be winning races with my grandpa and the rest of my family. It's special."

Clute, TX native Aaron Reutzel extended his excellent Bristol Motor Speedway resume with his third podium finish in his third start at the Tennessee 1/2-mile. He led the opening lap of the 25-lapper and engaged in nailbiting wheel-to-wheel combat with Schuchart, but ultimately slid high and admittedly lost his shot at the win.

His second-place finish in the Ridge & Sons Racing, Mobil 1 #8 followed up his third and second-place runs from last year in the Roth Motorsports #83. The multi-time All Star Circuit of Champions has found a knack for the speed plant and looks to be a favorite for Saturday's $25,000 finale.

"For some reason, I just really like these big 1/2-miles where you can run it straight and move all around," Reutzel remarked. At places like Port Royal, Knoxville, and here, I just feel so comfortable. Unloading with such a stout car is the first piece of the puzzle and we've done that two years in a row with two different teams and two different crew chiefs."

It wasn't just Kraig Kinser's first podium or his first top-five of the season, it was even his first top-10 of 2022 as he drove the #11K to a third-place effort. The run tied him with his legendary father, Steve Kinser, for the best family finish at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"To me, the history of the sport is just as big as what is going on today," Kinser commented on matching his dad with a third. "It's an accomplishment for sure. I wish I would've run second, that would be one of the few times I beat him in a category. I guess we'll just have to do that tomorrow."

The Jason Johnson Racing #41 of Carson Macedo and Big Game Motorsports #2 of David Gravel closed out the top five on Friday night. Rounding out the top-10 were Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, and Brad Sweet.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Bristol Motor Speedway, 4/29/23)

Logan Schuchart's 31st career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory moves him beyond his grandfather and team owner, Bobby Allen, for 20th on the All-Time Win List.

Friday marked the second "perfect night" of the 2022 season with both coming from Shark Racing stars Jacob Allen at Lake Ozark Speedway and now Logan Schuchart at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Schuchart's lap of 13.831 seconds in My Place Hotels Qualifying made him the 12th driver through 16 races to claim the Slick Woody's QuickTime Award. He circled the 0.533-mile oval at an average speed of 136.909 MPH. Schuchart (93rd career), Carson Macedo (65th career), and Aaron Reutzel (37th career) split NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins.

Watertown, CT native David Gravel made his 700th Feature start with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He'll have a chance at claiming his 500th career top-10 finish in Saturday's Bristol Bash finale.

UP NEXT (Sat) - The Bristol Bash concludes tomorrow, Saturday, April 29 with another doubleheader headlined by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. Another $25,000 payday is on the line for the fastest gladiator at Bristol Motor Speedway. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$25,000]; 2. 8-Aaron Reutzel [2][$13,000]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$6,500]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$5,000]; 5. 2-David Gravel [6][$4,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$4,000]; 7. 57-Kyle Larson [7][$3,500]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$3,000]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,800]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,600]; 11. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [12][$2,500]; 12. 39M-Anthony Macri [14][$2,400]; 13. 83-James McFadden [11][$2,300]; 14. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$2,200]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$2,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$2,000]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [17][$2,000]; 18. 6-Bill Rose [19][$2,000]; 19. J2-John Carney [18][$2,000]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$2,000]; 21. 1M-Landon Myers [20][$2,000]; 22. 3MF-Matt Frisbie [24][$2,000]; 23. 6X-Brian Paulus [21][$2,000]; 24. 7-Jake Spoon [22][$2,000]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1, Logan Schuchart 2-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides[+3]

NEW Championship Standings (After 16/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,246); 2. Carson Macedo (-32); 3. David Gravel (-46); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-66); 5. Logan Schuchart (-122); 6. James McFadden (-144); 7. Donny Schatz (-152); 8. Spencer Bayston (-166); 9. Jacob Allen (-228); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-294).

 

 

TALKING 'BOUT PRACTICE: Bristol Bash Begins as World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Get Back on Track

David Gravel Clocks a 13.624, Averaging 138.990 MPH at Bristol 1/2-Mile

BRISTOL, TN - April 28, 2022 - The long-anticipated Bristol Bash finally began on Thursday night as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series both returned to The Last Great Colosseum.

After a year away from the high-banked, 1/2-mile, drivers and teams took advantage of four practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway before chasing a pair of $25,000-to-win Features and two gladiator swords on Friday and Saturday in Thunder Valley.

Much like last year during their Bristol sweep, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports were the talk of the town in Tennessee on Thursday. With Gravel at the wheel and Cody Jacobs on the wrenches, the #2 clocked the fastest overall lap of the night. The Watertown, CT native timed in at 13.624 seconds around the 0.533-mile oval, averaging 138.990 MPH in the first session.

"There's a lot of emphasis on Qualifying here, so getting on the front row of the Heat Race and into the Dash will be crucial," Gravel noted. "I know there isn't a ton of cars, but these are 20 of the best cars in the entire country here and it's gonna be tough to do what we did last year."

Laying dirt on top of the concrete surface at Bristol for the second year now, there was plenty of talks centered around the change in banking this year. Gravel thought the difference wasn't too evident from the cockpit but does expect an exciting show with how the track races from top-to-bottom.

"I think it feels somewhat similar to the sensation I had last year," Gravel added. "You can still roll the bottom real right to the berm, but it was getting slick and more tricky to hit that. I think it should promote some good racing when it gets wider and tougher to manage."

All four practice sessions on Thursday were paced by four different drivers, led by Gravel's 13.624, which was less than three-tenths off Sam Hafertepe Jr's track record at 13.326.

Topping the second session was Donny Schatz at 13.782 seconds (137.396 MPH) aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15. The 10-time Series champion finished runner-up at the track last year and won the Series' third-ever appearance in Bristol back in 2001. 

As the track slicked off and widened to the fence, Bloomington, IN's Kraig Kinser led the third session with a lap of 14.041 seconds (134.862 MPH). A win at the iconic Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the very few things the legendary Kinser family has not attained, but Steve's boy has two chances to get that done this weekend.

In the fourth and final session, three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet went to the top of the charts at 14.157 seconds (133.757 MPH). The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 maxed out with an eighth-place finish at the 1/2-mile last year, and the current championship leader is bound and determined to improve that mark.

Other notables names towards the top in times included NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson (pulling double duty with Late Models), last year's runner-up Aaron Reutzel, four-time winner this season Carson Macedo, Shark Racing's duo of Jacob Allen & Logan Schuchart, the Roth Motorsports pairing of James McFadden & Kerry Madsen, CJB's rookie star Spencer Bayston, and NOS Energy Drink pilot Sheldon Haudenschild.

The aura of Bristol Motor Speedway was not taken lightly as the World of Outlaws returned to the venue for the first time in a year.

"It's one of a kind," Gravel spoke on the atmosphere. "It's almost in the middle of the nowhere, but then you turn the corner, and over the hill is this massive colosseum, You grow up watching the YouTube videos, and now we're here ourselves filling the stands. It's incredible."

The Bristol Bash really gets going tomorrow, Friday, April 29, with the first of two doubleheaders featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. Both divisions will host full programs of Qualifying, Heat Races, Dash, and $25,000-to-win Features at the 1/2-mile.

Fans in the area can BUY TICKETS HERE. Fans unable to attend can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

TOP 10 IN WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES PRACTICE: 1. 2-David Gravel, 13.624; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.739; 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 13.777; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.782; 5. 83JR-Kerry Madsen 13.787; 5. 1a-Jacob Allen, 13.788; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.817; 7. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 13.818; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston, 13.822; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.835; 10. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.843.

 

 

MAY SPECTACLE: World of Outlaws Visit Atomic & Lawrenceburg on Memorial Day Weekend

Atomic Hosts First Race Since 2009; Lawrenceburg Retains Monday Night Special

WAVERLY, OH - April 28, 2022 - The famed "Month of May" features a loaded 10-race slate for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, and it all wraps up with a blockbuster Memorial Day Weekend.

For the first time in 13 years, The Greatest Show on Dirt will return to Waverly, OH's Atomic Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Formerly known as K-C Raceway, the high-banked 3/8-mile produced a plethora of exciting moments throughout the 2000's including Donny Schatz's excellence and Terry McCarl's iconic "wave" on ESPN.

Keeping with tradition, Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway will again host the Memorial Day Spectacular on Monday, May 30. Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson has won the last two battles at The 'Burg with his brother-in-law, Brad Sweet, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion scoring before him. ATOMIC INFO (Sat, May 28) LAWRENCEBURG INFO (Mon, May 30)

Although Atomic has been absent from the World of Outlaws schedule since 2009, the track has remained a staple in Sprint Car racing with several All Star Circuit of Champions and FAST on Dirt Series events over the years.

When it comes to the Outlaws at Atomic, though, it's all about Donny Schatz. The Series held seven races throughout the 2000s and the Fargo, ND native topped four of them. In his last five appearances at the track, he ran 1st-1st-2nd-1st-1st for an astounding average finish of 1.2. As of now, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 is sitting sixth in the points and eyeing a second win of 2022.

The only other full-timers with World of Outlaws laps at Atomic are Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides, both of whom have finished top-five at the track before.

Several younger stars gained their Atomic expertise through All Stars or FAST action, though. James McFadden, the Australian pilot of the Roth Motorsports #83, topped a pair of All Stars events at the track in 2019. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Bayston won the 2018 Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic.

Sheldon Haudenschild scored an All Stars victory at the track in 2016 before becoming a full-time Outlaw in the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17. Rico Abreu, who has a built a schedule with 60+ Series shows in 2022, is another former Atomic ace with a 2017 All Stars win.

When it comes to Lawrenceburg, each of the last three May Sprint Car specials at the track have been won by Elk Grove, CA's Kyle Larson. He topped 2019 and 2021 World of Outlaws shows at the 3/8-mile and sandwiched in a 2020 score aboard Paul Silva's #57 at a FAST race. The reigning Knoxville Nationals & Kings Royal champion has made a habit of excelling at midweek shows and could appear to make it four-in-a-row.

Brad Sweet, who leads the current championship standings aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, earned one of his 75 career World of Outlaws wins at The 'Burg in 2018. Like Atomic, however, the 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz is who owns the most wins at Lawrenceburg with three scores coming in 2014, 2013, and 2009.

Bloomington, IN's Kraig Kinser won at Lawrenceburg in 2005 and he's one of three Hoosier State natives headlining the final Series appearance of 2022 in his home state. Fellow full-timers Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN and Bill Rose of Plainfield, IN round out the trio of Indiana stars on tour.

Bayston, along with the likes of Rico Abreu and Brad Sweet, has previous winning experience at the Lawrenceburg, IN oval in the form of USAC National Midget racing. Other stars to watch include four-time winner this season Carson Macedo, 71-time Series victor David Gravel, and Shark Racing's duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Fans who can’t make it to the track can catch all of the action on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month. ATOMIC SPEEDWAY WINNERS (7 Races):

4 wins - Donny Schatz 1 win - Daryn Pittman, Jason Meyers, Terry McCarl LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY WINNERS (17 Races):

3 wins - Donny Schatz 2 wins - Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart 1 win - Brad Sweet, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Jac Haudenschild, Joey Saldana, Kraig Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Steve Kinser

 

 

My Place Hotels partners with World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series

CONCORD, NC – April 28, 2022 – The World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series have found a new resident for their Time Trials.

My Place Hotels has partnered with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series, sponsoring Time Trials for each.

“Between drivers, teams and fans, the traveling community of those in motorsports is huge, especially the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series with their year-long schedules, so we both understand the importance of a great place to stay,” said Amber Schwab, Vice President of Marketing for My Place Hotels of America. “That’s why we’re excited to establish this partnership and further engage with the dirt racing community.”

Along with sponsoring Qualifying, My Place Hotels is encouraging drivers and fans to join their loyalty program, Stay Rewarded®. In every round of Qualifying for each series – determined by a randomly selected position – a driver will be awarded 25,000 Stay Rewarded points! Additionally, one fan per race will also win 25,000 points! Stay Rewarded is My Place Hotels’ way of saying Thank You to its guests through exclusive offers and rewards! Points can be redeemed for several benefits including your future stays at My Place Hotels!

All My Place Hotel locations offer modern amenities at an affordable price. Each guest room features a My Kitchen, complete with a cooktop, a microwave, and a full refrigerator. My Place Hotels further offers pet friendly accommodations, on-site laundry facilities, complimentary high-speed internet service, and a 24-hour My Store fully stocked with an array of supplies for convenience! Make My Place Your Place today and book your rooms at a My Place Hotel for the next World of Outlaw Event. Use promocode RACEFAN for 10% discount on your reservation at participating My Place Hotels. For a full list of My Place Hotels click here https://www.myplacehotels.com/search?chebs=press-woo!

If you are a World of Outlaw fan, click here to join My Place Hotels’ Stay Rewarded program https://myplacestayrewarded.com/SignUpKiosk?kioskcode=WOOFAN

If you are a World of Outlaw racer, click here to join My Place Hotels’ Stay Rewarded program https://myplacestayrewarded.com/SignUpKiosk?kioskcode=WOORAC

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Bristol Bash Brings Sprint Cars Back to The Last Great Colosseum

Sprint Cars and Late Models Racing for $25,000-To-Win Both Nights at 1/2-Mile

BRISTOL, TN - April 26, 2022 - One of the most anticipated events of the 2022 season, the Bristol Bash, takes center stage this weekend.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is returning to The Last Great Colosseum for an epic doubleheader featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series.

Fans will witness a star-studded field of gladiators battling for $25,000-to-win paydays on both Friday and Saturday at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway 1/2-mile. For those unable to attend the breathtaking event, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.
BUY BRISTOL TICKETS (Thur-Sat)

Here's what to watch for this weekend in Tennessee:

GRAVEL THE GLADIATOR: After a 20-year hiatus from the Bristol dirt, the World of Outlaws returned last year, and Watertown, CT's David Gravel promptly swept the weekend in his Big Game Motorsports #2. A veteran of the wicked fast 1/2-mile surfaces, DG timed in first and second, won both of his heats, started front row both nights, and parked in victory lane after each Feature.

This weekend, Gravel gets a chance to overtake Sammy Swindell as the winningest Sprint Car driver in Bristol Motor Speedway history with a third triumph. The 29-year-old star enters the Bristol Bash third in points with two victories this season, both of them coming on 1/2-miles at Volusia (FL) and Perris (CA).

DOUBLE DUTY: Two weeks ago, reigning NASCAR champion Kyle Larson finished fourth on the Bristol dirt in the Cup Series. Now, the Team Hendrick superstar is trading his NextGen #5 for Paul Silva's #57 Sprint Car and Kevin Rumley's #6 Late Model as he returns to Bristol this weekend as the only driver doing double duty.

The Elk Grove, CA native is a 25-time winner with the Sprint Cars and two-time winner with the Late Models, the only driver in history to win with both premier Series in the World of Outlaws. He's a NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series winner on the concrete but still remains winless through eight starts on the dirt. A weekend sweep would mean a $100,000 payday in Bristol.

BEEN HERE, DONE THAT: 10-Time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz is set to become the only driver to compete in every one of the eight Sprint Car events at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. More impressively, the Fargo, ND native has been a contender to win each of his previous appearances at the high-banked, high-speed 1/2-mile.

In the Features he finished, Schatz's Bristol average is 3.0 with a 2001 victory to his credit. The only race he didn't finish was due to a radiator while he was leading the first half of the race. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance #15 was one of three drivers to finish in the top-five both nights last year with his best running coming in second on night two. He'll be going for his second win at the track and second win of the season this weekend.

EN FUEGO: One of several outsiders making the trip to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend is the hottest Sprint Car driver in the country, Anthony Macri. The Dillsburg, PA native is up to eight 410 victories in 2022 with six of those wins coming in a 10-day stretch over the last week and a half.

The Concrete Kid beat the All Stars at Bloomsburg (PA) and Port Royal (PA) to go along with unsanctioned wins at Port Royal again, Williams Grove (PA), Selinsgrove (PA), and Bridgeport (NJ). He holds an average finish of 1.6 in April as the #39M prepares to hit the Bristol 1/2-mile for the first time this weekend.

BACK-TO-BACK: When it comes to the World of Outlaws tour, Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing #41 enter Bristol with the most momentum following back-to-back wins at I-55 (MO) and Tri-State (IN). The Albaugh entry is currently sitting second in the championship standings (-44) and already owns four wins in 2022, twice as much as any other competitor.

With Philip Deitz on the wrenches, Macedo was impressive in his Bristol debut last year with finishes of third on night one and sixth on night two. The Lemoore, CA native is already the first back-to-back winner this year, and now looks to become the first to record a three-peat in 2022.

STREAKIN' TO BRISTOL: Both the current championship leader in Brad Sweet and current Rookie of the Year leader in Spencer Bayston will take two of the most impressive streaks on tour to the Bristol 1/2-mile this weekend. Both drivers peaked with an eighth-place result last year in Tennessee, and hope for some improvement as they look to extend their stretches.

Since a season-opening trip to the work area which resulted in a 16th-place run, Sweet and the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 have been nearly flawless with 14 consecutive top-seven finishes. The Grass Valley, CA native leads the Series in Podiums (8) and Top-Fives (12) with his closest challengers several away.

Although winless, Bayston and the CJB Motorsports #5 team have proven themselves as legitimate season-long contenders in only their first foray together. The 23-year-old Lebanon, IN native is at a career-best six straight top-10 finishes including a season-best second-place finish at Lake Ozark. Both Bayston in the Indy Race Parts #71 and CJB with Paul McMahan at the wheel were top-10 finishes at Bristol last year.

NEW CHANCES: For Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel, this weekend represents a new chance at a Bristol win after coming so close in 2021. Both drivers were David Gravel's biggest competition in stopping the sweep last year but barely missed out on sealing the deal.

Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, controlled the opening 23 laps of last year's finale before engine issues saw $25,000 slip away from the #1S. The Shark Racing, DuraMAX, Drydene Performance Products #1S enters this weekend with their best streak of the year following three consecutive top-five finishes through Missouri and Indiana.

After finishing on the podium both nights last year in the Roth Motorsports #83, Reutzel returns to Bristol this week in the RSR, Toyota Racing, Mobil1 #8. The Texan sat on the pole of this year's season opener and earned a third-place finish at the Volusia 1/2-mile.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (15/80 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,116 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-44 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-56 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-74 PTS); 5. 83-James McFadden (-138 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-142 PTS); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-142 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-170 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-216 PTS); 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-282 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (9 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (17 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps - Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (11 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Spencer Bayston
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 Drivers):
7 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
11 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
9 Dashes – David Gravel
8 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
6 Dashes – James McFadden
5 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (10 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (9 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

PODIUM FINISHES (17 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Carson Macedo
4 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
3 Podiums – Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – James McFadden, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (29 Drivers):
14 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
12 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudencshild
10 Top 10s – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
8 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
2 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (4)

 

 

TRI-STATE TRIFECTA: Carson Macedo Gets Third-Straight Win at Haubstadt Bullring

Next Stop for The Greatest Show on Dirt is the Much-Anticipated Bristol Bash

HAUBSTADT, IN - April 23, 2022 - When you're hot, you're hot; and Carson Macedo is scorching when it comes to Tri-State Speedway.

The Lemoore, CA native made a little history on Saturday night by becoming the first driver in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history to win three consecutive races at the Haubstadt, IN bullring. A feat that the likes of Wolfgang, Hillenburg, McMahan, or the Kinser clan could pull off at the 1/4-mile.

Much like his last two triumphs at the track, this one came down to the final few feet before the checkered flag. After surviving a chaotic five-car battle for the lead at halfway, Macedo emerged in command and fended off one last-ditch effort by Brad Sweet to win it by 0.249 seconds at the line.

The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 is now at four wins on the 2022 season, twice as much as anyone else on tour. After winning back-to-back shows in Missouri and Indiana, they'll head to next week's Bristol Bash with their head held high in pursuit of a $50,000 weekend at The Last Great Colosseum.

"It's extremely tough to win these World of Outlaws races, so going back-to-back is always big," Macedo mentioned. "It's so competitive right now that you can't slip an inch, I mean you make one mistake on this tour and you can feel guys breathing down your neck. I was running it as hard as I possibly could there at the end to make sure Brad and Sheldon couldn't get a run at me.

Haubstadt is always an exciting place. It never fails to send my heart rate through the roof here. That was one hell of a race. It's pretty cool to be the first to win three in a row here considering how long we've been racing and all the legends from here."

From the jump of the 40-lapper, Macedo's shot at a three-peat looked bleak as The Big Cat Brad Sweet immediately settled into a comfortable lead from the outside pole. He stretched his advantage to more than 3+ seconds before taking the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Parts #49 into lap traffic.

While controlling the first 23 laps, Sweet saw a swarm of challengers step up as traffic tightened things and created a five-way battle for the lead. James McFadden was the most notorious contender early on, but bringing the heat along with him was Macedo, Indiana's own Spencer Bayston, and the always-exciting Sheldon Haudenschild.

Amid a torrid fight in traffic, McFadden snuck the Roth Motorsports #83 into the lead at several points, but never officially led a lap. The race went sideways on Lap 27 when the first caution included second-running McFadden with nowhere to go as four backmarkers piled up in turn two.

The complexion of the race changed as Macedo had just barely stripped the lead away from Brad Sweet and restarted in command of the field. He cruised through the opening half of the restart with 13 to go, but the pressure amped up as the #49 caught the #41 in the closing moments.

Sweet had one last shot at Macedo but fell short by 0.249-seconds as Carson stole Haubstadt honors for the third year in a row. For Sweet, the Grass Valley, CA native banked his eighth podium through 15 races and extended his streak to 14 straight top-10 finishes to start the year as he vies for a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship.

"I don't think I was aggressive enough in lap traffic, honestly," Sweet admitted. "I was a little too conservative and you really need to get your elbows up at this place. I kept waiting for gaps and my patience opened the door too much. When you're in second it's easy to pick and choose lanes, but you're a sitting duck in the front. It just came down to decisions, I don't think my car was any worse at all."

Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a heartbreaking loss at Tri-State last year, rounded out the podium with a third-place effort for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

"At the end of the day, I finished a race here and we were on the podium, so I'll take it and move on to Bristol," a relieved Sheldon said.

Closing out the top-five in Haubstadt was Lebanon, IN's Spencer Bayston with another stellar finish for CJB Motorsports, and Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart with an impressive top-five at a track the team has struggled at in the past.

David Gravel, Carson Short, Jacob Allen, Tanner Thorson, and Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top-10 on Saturday.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Tri-State Speedway, 4/23/22)

In the 42nd visit to the track, Carson Macedo became the first driver to win three-straight World of Outlaws Features at Tri-State Speedway. He's tied with Mark Kinser at three wins, while Steve Kinser remains on top with eighth Outlaw triumphs in Haubstadt.

Macedo's 21st career World of Outlaws victory brings him to a tie for 28th on the All-Time Win List alongside Tim Kaeding and Rick Ferkel.

A unique notch occurred on Saturday with a different driver winning every single racing event in the program. Bayston led Qualifying, Allen/Schuchart/Sweet won Heats, McFadden topped the Dash, and Macedo mastered the Feature.

David Gravel earned his 699th career start with his milestone 700th set to come Friday night at the Bristol Bash, where he enters as the defending winner after sweeping last year's return to the dirt-covered 1/2-mile.

A pair of proven non-wing stars Carson Short (Marion, IL) and Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV) both recorded their first top-10 finishes of the season with the World of Outlaws.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series prepares for a historic weekend with the Bristol Bash from Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30. They'll join the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway for a pair of $25,000-to-win Features at The Last Great Colosseum. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 21-Carson Short [12][$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$2,100]; 9. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [10][$2,050]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [16][$2,000]; 11. 83-James McFadden [1][$1,600]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [18][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,100]; 15. 5C-Kyle Cummins [15][$1,050]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,000]; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [20][$1,000]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [22][$1,000]; 20. 7M-Geoff Dodge [23][$1,000]; 21. 17K-Kendall Ruble [24][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,000]; 23. 5K-Jason McDougal [13][$1,000]; 24. 51B-Joe B-Miller [17][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-23, Carson Macedo 24-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15H-Sam Hafertepe[+6]

NEW Championship Standings (After 15/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,116); 2. Carson Macedo (-44); 3. David Gravel (-56); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-74); 5. James McFadden (-138); 6. Donny Schatz (-142); 7. Logan Schuchart (-142); 8. Spencer Bayston (-170); 9. Jacob Allen (-216); 10. Giovanni Scelzi (-282).

 

 

BACK FOR MORE: Bridgeport, Attica & Sharon Trip Returns in Mid-May

Logan Schuchart, David Gravel & Dave Blaney Enter as Defending Winners

SWEDESBORO, NJ - April 22, 2022 - Following a battle with the PA Posse next month, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will trek from New Jersey to Ohio with three races over five nights in the middle of May. It's an element from the 2021 schedule that remains unchanged after a week full of thrilling battles and iconic moments.

The stretch begins with a midweek special at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, NJ on Tuesday, May 17, and continues to The Buckeye State with stops at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH on Friday, May 20 and Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on Saturday, May 21.

Last year, this same trip saw Logan Schuchart top Carson Macedo in a brilliant Bridgeport battle, David Gravelovercome six lead changes to beat Donny Schatz at Attica, and of course, Dave Blaney's epic last-lap pass on Sheldon Haudenschild at Sharon.

When the week begins at Bridgeport on Tuesday, May 17, The Greatest Show on Dirt will be making its 10th appearance at The Kingdom of Speed. Since reconfiguring to a 4/10-mile oval, winners have included Kerry Madsen, Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart with the World of Outlaws, and Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri, who won at the track earlier this week and still chases his first-ever Series victory.

Macri's fellow Posse member, Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA, earned one of his five career World of Outlaws wins at Bridgeport when the track was in 3/8-mile form. Another central Pennsylvania star to watch will be Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA, who led 29 of 30 laps at Bridgeport earlier this week and has already beaten the Outlaws in 2022 aboard his Murray-Marsk #19.

Shifting to Attica on Friday, May 20, the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, Spencer Bayston, enters as the most recent winner after claiming his first-career World of Outlaws win in last year's Brad Doty Classic. When it comes to the May date, though, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports topped the 2021 race after last-lap heartbreak stole the checkered from a dominant Sheldon Haudenschild.

10-time Series champion Donny Schatz is still the winningest Outlaw at Attica, earning four victories at the 1/3-mile to Dale Blaney's three triumphs. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 has already collected one win this season and ran second at this race last year with hopes of finding one extra spot to put the Ford Performance 410 back in victory lane.

And then there is Sharon on Saturday, May 21, where one of the most memorable moments of the 2021 season happened. Dave Blaney was one of the biggest World of Outlaws stars of the 1990s, winning a championship and collecting 94 career wins, but it had been 24 years since he was last a winner with the Series.

That changed last May when The Buckeye Bullet drove by Sheldon Haudenschild's NOS Energy Drink #17 on the final lap to earn his 95th career win. It was a special win for Blaney at his home track which sent the Sharon crowd into pandemonium and made the World of Outlaws trending worldwide.

With another month until this trip begins on DIRTVision, Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing lead the early-season championship standings with a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship on the line this season. The NAPA Auto Parts #49 has only one win (Vado, March 29), but remains the most consistent car on tour with 11 top-five finishes over the last 13 races.

Carson Macedo is now the winningest driver on tour at the moment with three victories aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. He sits second in the standings (-40 PTS) with two-time winner David Gravel (-48 PTS) behind him in the Big Game Motorsports #2. Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17 and James McFadden in his new ride at Roth Motorsports currently round out the top-five in points.

Fans who can’t make it to the track can catch all of the action on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK WINNERS (9 Races): 5 wins – Sammy Swindell 1 win - Danny Dietrich, Johnny Herrera, Logan Schuchart, Steve Kinser

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK WINNERS (19 Races): 4 wins - Donny Schatz 3 wins - Dale Blaney 2 wins - David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Stevie Smith 1 win - Joe Gaerte, Joey Allen, Joey Saldana, Kyle Larson, Sammy Swindell, Spencer Bayston

SHARON SPEEDWAY WINNERS (10 Races): 4 wins – Steve Kinser 2 wins – Danny Lasoski 1 win - Dave Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana

 

 

Saturated Grounds Force Friday's Postponement at Tri-City Speedway

World of Outlaws Set for Saturday Showdown at Indiana's Tri-State Speedway

GRANITE CITY, IL - April 21, 2022 - Significant rainfall throughout the week has created saturated grounds and an overall soaked facility at Tri-City Speedway, forcing the postponement of Friday's much-anticipated return of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series.

Series officials and track officials are pursuing a suitable reschedule date to bring The Greatest Show on Dirt back to the Granite City, IL 3/8-mile later this season.

Those who have already purchased tickets to Friday's race at Tri-City can use those tickets for the rescheduled date. Once the new date is announced, those unable to make it to the rescheduled date will have the opportunity to request a refund.

Up next for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is Haubstadt, IN's Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 23. Reserved seats are sold out, but general admission tickets will be available on Saturday at the track. If you can't make it, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Tri-City and Tri-State Up Next for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Series Returns to Illinois' Tri-City Speedway for First Time Since 2008

GRANITE CITY, IL - April 20, 2022 - The Illini State and the Hoosier State await The Greatest Show on Dirt this weekend.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude a three-week swing through the Midwest with a long-awaited return to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL on Friday night, followed by an exciting night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Saturday.
 

Here's what to watch for this weekend:

LONG TIME, NO SEE: For the first time since 2008, the World of Outlaws return to Tri-City Speedway this Friday night. Albeit absent from the schedule for the last 14 years, the Granite City, IL oval is still the 13th most visited track in Seris history with 55 appearances dating back to the first in 1979.

When the Series last ran at the 3/8-mile in 2008, it was 10-time champion, Donny Schatz, earning the fifth of 221 victories driving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. The Fargo, ND native returns to Tri-City as one of the most experienced racers at the track with 16 starts between 1997 and 2008. He'll look to use that to his advantage with his second win of 2022 on the line this Friday night.

Along with Schatz, only Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides have previously raced at Tri-City with the World of Outlaws. Both drivers finished in the top-five in 2005, and both enter this weekend vying for their first top-10 effort of the new season.

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE: Following a trip to Tri-City, Tri-State takes center stage on Saturday night. The Haubstadt, IN bullring will become the 20th most visited track in Series history with their 42nd World of Outlaws race since 1979. It's a high-banked 1/4-mile known for producing off-the-wall action, first-time winners, and pure mayhem at times.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA has topped the last two races, joining Doug Wolfgang, Andy Hillenburg, and Paul McMahan as the only back-to-back winners at Tri-State. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 pilot is the Series' most recent winner at I-55 and already leads the league with three wins with the potential to add a fourth this week. Along with Macedo, David Gravel is the only other full-time driver to win in Haubstadt, claiming two victories as well.

The track has seen five first-time winners with Lee James & Larry Gates in 1979, The Texan Gary Wright in 1991, and recent occurrences with Parker Price-Miller in 2017 and Carson Short in 2020.

SEVEN-HUNDRED: David Gravel of Watertown, CT will reach the first of several upcoming milestones this weekend with his 700th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature on Saturday night. The Big Game Motorsports #2 is only four wins away from a 75th career victory, six finishes away from a 300th career top-five, and four runs away from a 500th career top-10.

The Big Game Motorsports #2 has collected a pair of wins, six podium finishes, and 11 top-10 runs as Gravel continues to fight for his first World of Outlaws championship.

HOME SWEET HOME: A pair of Indiana natives in Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN) and Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN) will race in their home state for the first time in 2022 this weekend as the Series travels to Haubstadt's Tri-State Speedway. Neither driver has yet to win at the 1/4-mile with Kinser's best run coming in fourth and Bayston's best result in 11th.

For Bayston, he's been on the verge of victory lane all season in the CJB Motorsports #5. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender enters this weekend on a streak of five straight top-10 finishes. For Kinser, the #11K has been quick throughout 2022 with little luck to show for it. He hopes to turn that around this weekend in the Hoosier State.

SINK OR SWIM: The Shark Racing team was maybe only one lap away from scoring back-to-back World of Outlaws wins with both Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart. After a rocky start to the season, both the #1A and #1S have rebounded with impressive runs including Jacob's Jason Johnson Classic victory and Logan's near-win at I-55.

The duo will look to keep building momentum this weekend and next at Bristol as the Series heads east towards familiar territory in Ohio and their native Pennsylvania in the month of May.

MOWA MASTERS: Although the World of Outlaws hasn't been to Tri-City since 2008, the Midwest Open Wheel Association has raced regularly at the 3/8-mile oval over that span. Ayrton Gennetten of Versailles, MO is unbeaten in his Tri-City career, winning each of the last two MOWA races. He's looking to top his World of Outlaws career-best of fourth, which came at Devil's Bowl when he led 20+ laps last fall.

Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA is a former MOWA winner at Tri-City as well, and he owns a USAC National Midget victory at the venue as does Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV. Both will be in action this weekend following a pair of strong finishes at I-55 last weekend.

ON THE VERGE: Sheldon Haudenschild and James McFadden both returned to the top-five last week at I-55 as their strong runs continue in 2022.

Haudenschild is a two-time winner already this year, but it has been 10 races since the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 last visited victory lane. The Wooster, OH native mounted a magnificent charge from the tail to finish fourth last week and hopes that momentum carries him to a third win of 2022 and 25th of his career.

McFadden nabbed his fourth top-five in the last six races aboard the Roth Motorsports #83, but the Australian is still searching for his first win of the season. The reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year has been a contender throughout the first 14 races and is on the verge of breaking through soon.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 22 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL
Saturday, April 23 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (14/81 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (1,970 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-40 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-48 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-72 PTS); 5. 83-James McFadden (-120 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-122 PTS); 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-136 PTS); 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-136 PTS); 9. 5-Spencer Bayston (-166 PTS); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (-204 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (9 Drivers):
3 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (17 Drivers):
71 laps – David Gravel
65 laps – Carson Macedo
58 laps – Brad Sweet
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps - Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (10 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*, James McFadden, Rico Abreu
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 Drivers):
6 Heat Wins – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
5 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
10 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
9 Dashes – David Gravel
7 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
5 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Rico Abreu, Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (9 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry Madsen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (8 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, David Gravel

PODIUM FINISHES (17 Drivers):
7 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel
4 Podiums – Carson Macedo
3 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – James McFadden, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (27 Drivers):
13 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
11 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudencshild
10 Top 10s – Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart
8 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
7 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
2 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (3)
15. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
16. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
17. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
18. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
19. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
20. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
21. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
22. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
23. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
24. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
25. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
26. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
27. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
28. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
29. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
30. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
31. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
32. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
33. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
34. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
35. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
36. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
37. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
38. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
39. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
40. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
41. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
42. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
43. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
44. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
45. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
46. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
48. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
49. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
50. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
51. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
52. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
53. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
54. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
55. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
56. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
57. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
59. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
60. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
61. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
62. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
63. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
64. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
65. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
66. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
67. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
68. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
69. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
70. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
71. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
72. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
73. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
74. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
75. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
76. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
77. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
78. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
79. Wed, Nov. 2 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
80. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
81. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

ROUGH RIDER: Carson Macedo Tames Tricky Track for First Win at I-55

Jason Johnson Racing #41 Scores Series-Best Third win of 2022

PEVELY, MO - April 16, 2022 - It took every ounce of muscle and smarts for Carson Macedo to maneuver his way to victory lane on Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

The Lemoore, CA native officially led all 35 laps aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41, but it was a wild rollercoaster ride at the tough-to-tame 1/4-mile. Macedo used a remarkable start to go from third-to-first, and then relied on some timely cautions, and every little bit of luck he had to avoid some harrowing moments throughout lap traffic.

Of course, he still had his competition to worry about, too. He split a three-wide moment with Logan Schuchart and Brad Sweet early on and then survived a close call on the final circuit to win it by only 0.523-seconds over Schuchart's #1S.

"I feel like there was definitely some luck involved tonight," a relieved Macedo said. "Guys were just bouncing all over the place and you didn't know which direction they would do. I kept trying to enter as high as I could to turn across the ruts instead of trying to run against them. This is a track that has always had my number. I honestly thought I would be better here, but I've struggled quite a bit so this one feels good."

Macedo's first triumph at the Pevely, MO bullring marks the 20th of his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career. It also brings the JJR #41 to three victories on the 2022 season, making them the winningest team on tour thus far.

"I can't say enough how thankful I am to be with this Jason Johnson Racing group," Macedo added. "Actually living my dream and racing against the World of Outlaws every night never ceases to amaze me."

A much-needed second-place run for Logan Schuchart marks a season-best finish for the DuraMAX, Drydene Performance Products #1S. The Hanover, PA native started pole position and actually snatched the lead back from Macedo on Lap 2 before a caution relegated his move. He spent the majority of the 35-lapper trying to time restarts and capitalize in traffic, but never found the right moment to snooker the #41.

Nonetheless, a runner-up bid and the momentum it brings is big for Schuchart and his Shark Racing crew.

"I thought we might have a shot him," Schuchart said. "I can tell you we didn't lose that one from a lack of effort. I was trying my absolute hardest to get that one. He just never gave me the right moment to capitalize on him. It's been a tough year, so I'm happy to finally get my guys on the front stretch. We're building some momentum and hopefully we can put this thing in victory lane where it belongs soon."

Brad Sweet added another layer to his championship pedigree by salvaging a third-place finish to collect his Series-best seventh podium and 13th consecutive top-10 run aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

"It was a tricky track with some rough spots tonight, Sweet noted. "I'm just happy to bring it home in third after so many close calls. It's hard to dictate what the car was gonna do and I was just hanging on at times. Sometimes it's about surviving these deals and we did that tonight."

Sheldon Haudenschild was arguably the show of the night in his Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. Following a flip while running fourth on Lap 5, the Wooster, OH native went to the work area and completed major repairs with the help of several other teams, and returned to the track running 20th. He then ensued to storm through the field and charge all the way back to finish an impressive fourth place.

James McFadden rounded out the top-five after crafting his own impressive drive by hustling from 11th-to-third in only 15 laps. The Alice Springs, NT, AUS native was a consistent frontrunner in the Roth Motorsports #83 but faded late in the going to collect a fifth-place effort.

Closing out the top-10 at I-55 was California's Rico Abreu, Connecticut's David Gravel (KSE Hard Charger), Indiana's Spencer Bayston, North Dakota's Donny Schatz, and Pennsylvania's Jacob Allen.
NOS NOTEBOOK (I-55 Raceway, 4/16/22)

Carson Macedo's 20th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him in a tie with the late Greg Hodnett for 30th on the All-Time Wins List. Macedo's third victory of 2022 makes him and Jason Johnson Racing the winningest team thus far through 14 of a scheduled 82 events this season.

Rico Abreu collected his first Slick Woody's Cornhole Company QuickTime Award of the season, and the 12th of his World of Outlaws career by circling I-55 in 10.372 seconds. NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Abreu (31st career), Schuchart (91st career), Allen (39th career), and Macedo (64th career).

Schuchart scored his first DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win of the season to claim the pole position, while Kerry Madsen topped his first MicroLite Last Chance Showdown.

Five drivers made their season debut with the World of Outlaws on Saturday night at I-55 with two drivers - Derek Hagar, 17th, and Joe B. Miller, 21st - qualifying for the main event.

UP NEXT (Fri) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL next Friday, April 22, and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN next Saturday, April 23. After that, the Bristol Bash takes center stage with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series joining The Greatest Show on Dirt at The Last Great Colosseum on April 28-30. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$3,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,800]; 5. 83-James McFadden [11][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [17][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,000]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [15][$1,600]; 12. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [22][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,200]; 14. 24W-Garet Williamson [24][$1,100]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [20][$1,050]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 17. 9JR-Derek Hagar [12][$1,000]; 18. 73-Scotty Thiel [19][$1,000]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 20. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [21][$1,000]; 21. 51B-Joe B-Miller [23][$1,000]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [18][$1,000]; 23. 8-Aaron Reutzel [13][$1,000]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [14][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-David Gravel[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (After 14/82 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,970); 2. Carson Macedo (-48); 3. David Gravel (-48); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-72); 5. James McFadden (-120); 6. Donny Schatz (-122); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (-136); 8. Logan Schuchart (-136); 9. Spencer Bayston (-166); 10. Jacob Allen (-204).

 

 

RIVALRY RETURNS: World of Outlaws & PA Posse Battle at Lincoln & Williams Grove in May

Gettysburg Clash and Morgan Cup Highlight First of Three Pennsylvania Trips

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - April 16, 2022 - Sprint Car Racing's favorite rivalry - the World of Outlaws vs. the PA Posse - returns next month.

Pennsylvania fans will see The Greatest Show on Dirt bring 15 full-time stars to face their impressive crop of local competitors on nine occasions this season, and it starts with a three-race swing through the Keystone State in the middle of May.

The battle begins with the DuraMAX / Drydene Gettysburg Clash at Abbottstown, PA's Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 11, and continues with the annual Morgan Cup at Mechanicsburg, PA's Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.
 

The three-race, four-day stretch begins at Lincoln's 3/8-mile in Abbottstown, where the Outlaws and the Posse have evenly split the last 10 shows, five-to-five. More impressively, we've seen 10 different drivers win the last 10 Series events at the Pigeon Hills oval.

For the Outlaws, Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, Donny Schatz & Daryn Pittman have taken down wins. For the Posse, Lance Dewease, Freddie Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Stevie Smith & Danny Dietrich have defended the home turf.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA is as "true Outlaw" as they come in Central Pennsylvania, but he gets the nod for being a Posse member considering his platinum status. The eight-time World of Outlaws winner already scored a big $20,000 payday against the Series in Texas, and now looks to score another one at home. The former National Open champion has multiple wins at Williams Grove - including last summer - but still eyes his first Lincoln victory against the Series after losing a heartbreaker last year.

Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, will be going for his third DuraMAX / Drydene Gettysburg Clash victory after winning back-to-back in 2012-13. The five-time World of Outlaws winner currently leads Lincoln Speedway points with wins in March and April of this year.

Another Posse star to watch is Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA, who earned one of his five World of Outlaws podium finishes at the track last year. He's the only driver thus far to score wins at both Lincoln and Williams Grove in 2022. The 22-year-old is still chasing that elusive first-career win with the Series.

It's been a slow start to 2022 for the Kreitz Racing #69K, but you know Lance Dewease will be a major threat when the Outlaws come to town next month. The Fayetteville, PA native rides a six-year streak of multiple podium finishes with all of them coming in his home state. However, it hasn't been since 2019 that the 17-time World of Outlaws winner stood in victory lane with the Series. The 103-time Williams Grove winner and 42-time Lincoln winner looks to change that next month.

When it comes to the Outlaws, Donny Schatz undeniably leads the charge to Williams Grove. He's scored 21 of his 303 victories at the Mechanicsburg 1/2-mile, making it the winningest track of his legendary career. The six-time National Open champion already has one with the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 at this point in 2022.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT is always a polarizing figure at Williams Grove, but nonetheless, he's one of the hottest drivers in recent times at the track with eight of his 71 career wins coming there. He's proven his Big Game Motorsports #2 team is a championship contender and looks to get his first WGS win with Cody Jacobs on the wrenches next month.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA has quickly figured out Williams Grove in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. He won twice last year - including the $75,000 National Open - and became the first man since Sammy Swindell in 1997 to win twice at WGS, Eldora, and Knoxville in a single season. With another month until his next Posse showdown, Macedo currently runs third in World of Outlaws points with two wins to his credit.

Sheldon Haudenschild, along with Schatz & Gravel, is one of only three full-time Outlaws to own Series wins at both Lincoln and Williams Grove. He joined his dad Jac Haudenschild on the WGS All-Time Win List last year and currently has two victories in 2022 aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA finally tamed Lincoln Speedway last year, and now one of his biggest goals left in the sport is to get that Williams Grove win. The three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion has made 52 attempts at the Mechanicsburg 1/2-mile with only six top-five finishes, a career-best of third, and an average finish of 12.2.

A foursome of Pennsylvania-based Outlaw teams will return to familiar territory next month with Hanover's Shark Racing, Carlisle's CJB Motorsports, and Jonestown's Zearfoss Racing all heading home. Brock Zearfoss is the only of the four to score a World of Outlaws win at either track, winning his first-career Feature with the Series at Williams Grove in 2017. Along with Zearfoss, James McFadden (Roth Motorsports #83) is also a one-time winner at the track with his sole victory coming in 2017 as well.

Logan Schuchart has been close a handful of times and hopes next month's DuraMAX / Drydene Gettysburg Clash is the time to park his DuraMAX, Drydene #1S in victory lane. While he's still chasing his first win of 2022, teammate and uncle Jacob Allen has knocked out the Jason Johnson Classic and scored a popular second-career World of Outlaws win in his throwback #1A.

Hailing from Lebanon, IN, Spencer Bayston pilots the CJB #5 for Chad Clemens and Barry Jackson of central Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old has won at both venues (Midgets at Williams Grove, All Stars at Lincoln), but now he'll return to the area as part of the Outlaws vs. Posse rivalry.

Other local names to watch include Williams Grove points leader Dylan Norris, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter, Devon Borden, Dylan Cisney, TJ Stutts, and Chase Dietz, among many more.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WINNERS (24 Races):

12 wins - Steve Kinser
4 wins - Bobby Davis Jr, Sammy Swindell, Steve Smith
3 wins - Bobby Allen
2 wins - Danny Dietrich, Mark Kinser, Stevie Smith
1 win - Andy Hillenburg, Bill Brian Jr, Brad Doty, Brad Sweet, Cris Eash, Daryn Pittman, Dave Blaney, David Gravel, Don Kreitz Jr, Donny Schatz, Fred Rahmer, Freddie Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Rick Ferkel, Sheldon Haudenschild
WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY WINNERS (224 Races):

38 wins - Steve Kinser
21 wins - Donny Schatz
18 wins - Mark Kinser
15 wins - Sammy Swindell
14 wins - Lance Dewease
9 wins - Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett
8 wins - David Gravel, Don Kreitz Jr.
6 wins - Bobby Allen, Bobby Davis Jr, Daryn Pittman, Stevie Smith
4 wins - Dave Blaney
3 wins - Doug Wolfgang, Jason Meyers, Keith Kauffman
2 wins - Brent Marks, Carson Macedo, Chad Layton, Cody Darrah, Craig Dollansky, Cris Eash, Danny Dietrich, Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild, Johnny Herrera, Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer
1 win - Aaron Reutzel, Andy Hillenburg, Bill Stief, Brad Doty, Brian Leppo, Brock Zearfoss, Doug Esh, Giovanni Scelzi, James McFadden, Jason Johnson, Jason Solwold, Jeff Swindell, Jim Edwards, Joey Saldana, Kevin Gobrecht, Kyle Larson, Lynn Paxton, Mark Smith, Ron Shuman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Terry McCarl

 

 

RAINED OUT: Friday's Race at I-55 Cancelled, Saturday Still On

Friday's Ticket Can Be Used for Saturday's Show in Pevely

PEVELY, MO - April 15, 2022 - With weeklong rain, afternoon showers, and another line of forecasted storms throughout the evening have forced the cancellation of Friday's World of Outlaws race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The Series is still set for a Saturday, April 16 date at the Pevely, MO 1/4-mile.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to Friday's event at I-55 will receive a face-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws race such as Saturday's show, or any other race available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

If credit to your account does not work for you, then you have until May 15 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com if you have further questions. CLICK HERE for a refund request.

Following this weekend at I-55, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue rumbling through the Midwest with stops at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL on Friday, April 22, and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Saturday, April 23. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or stream every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Greatest Show on Dirt Invades I-55 This Weekend

Brad Sweet & Sheldon Haudenschild Have Won 8 of Last 10 in Pevely

PEVELY, MO - April 13, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits one of the most consistently exciting venues in all of America this weekend - Pevely, MO's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

In preparation for the intense Ironman 55 (August 5-6), The Greatest Show on Dirt is given a spring doubleheader to get the juices flowing at the 1/4-mile bullring. The winged warriors will be joined by the POWRi Midgets this Friday & Saturday, April 15-16 with another open-wheel-only pairing for race fans.
BUY TICKETS: Package - Friday - Saturday

Here's what to watch for this weekend:

TWO HORSE RACE: Lately, it's been all about Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild at I-55. The two superstars have combined to win eight of the last 10 World of Outlaws events in Pevely with each scoring four wins along the way. Both drivers, who each swept a weekend at the track last year, enter this go-round with a chance to leave as the winningest driver in Pevely.

Aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, Sweet brings a 40-point lead into the weekend as he continues to command the standings with his fourth consecutive Series championship on the line in 2022. The Grass Valley, CA native only has one win to his credit through 13 races but looks to change that this weekend as he backs up his spring sweep of last year's I-55 event. The Big Cat has finished on the podium in eight of the last 10 races at I-55 and holds an impressive 5.5 average finish since becoming a full-time Outlaw in 2014.

Aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, Haudenschild comes into the weekend as the reigning Ironman 55 champion. After winning two of the first four races, the Wooster, OH native has slipped to a 9.2 average finish over the last nine races as he remains fifth in the standings. He'll have a golden chance to get back on track and earn a Series-best third win this weekend at arguably his best track on tour.

BACK ON TRACK: For four championship hopefuls, this weekend's I-55 double offers the opportunity to return to form and collect some crucial momentum as the Series continues to head east.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT rebounded properly from a 13th-place run at Devil's Bowl with his sixth podium of the season at Lake Ozark last week. In four appearances at I-55 last year in the Big Game Motorsports #2, DG finished 8th, 6th, 3rd & 6th. He's hoping to nab his first Pevely win since 2016, but more importantly, get that third win of 2022 and build some confidence in his camp.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA has fallen back to third in the standings following a tough 16th-place effort the Jason Johnson Racing #41 at the Jason Johnson Classic. Historically, I-55 has been kryptonite for Macedo with only two top-five finishes (both 5th) through 11 starts at the bullring. The good news, though, is that both of those results came last year with Philip Dietz on the wrenches, so the 25-year-old is certainly finding speed in Pevely.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND was trending upward with back-to-back podiums of third and second before a 12th-place finish at Lake Ozark on Saturday. The 10-time Series champion is without a doubt the most experienced driver at I-55, starting 50+ Features with two wins and 43 top-10 finishes on his resume. He was on his way to a third win at the track last year when a mechanical issue stopped his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15.

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS is on a rollercoaster ride with recent runs either providing top-five results or finishes completely outside the top-10. The Roth Motorsports #83 pilot currently sits sixth in the standings with his first win of the year still on the line entering this weekend. In the Series' most recent appearance at I-55, the Australian nabbed a career-best second at the track in the Ironman 55 last August.

SPRING PEAKING: For another four full-time World of Outlaws competitors, they're entering I-55 on the heels of a season-best performance and looking to get a streak going.

Jacob Allen of Hanover, PA brought a smile to Sprint Car fans worldwide when he returned to victory lane at Lake Ozark on Saturday. The Shark Racing #1A pilot did it in spectacular fashion, completing a pass on Brady Bacon with three laps left and earning his second career victory in the form of a perfect night. It ended a 104-race drought since his first win in 2020, and his speed throughout all of 2022 says it could be much quicker until his third win comes.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA followed his Shark Racing teammate with a fourth-place finish, matching his season-high in the DuraMAX, Drydene Performance Products #1S. It hasn't been a dream start to the season for the former championship runner-up, but Schuchart and his crew haven't stopped putting in the work. I-55 this weekend could be a turning point considering his recent success at the track with 10 top-five finishes in his last 12 starts.

Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN has shown immense speed all season long in the CJB Motorsports #5. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender has been on the verge of winning his first race of 2022 for more than a month now, but things just haven't fallen into place. They almost did on Saturday night when the 23-year-old banked a season-best second-place at Lake Ozark. He's a former POWRi Midget winner at I-55 but owns a World of Outlaws best of 9th at the track.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA equaled his season-high of sixth-place on Saturday at Lake Ozark thanks to another NOS Energy Drink Heat Win and DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash appearance. He's excited for a return to I-55 this weekend, a place where he earned one of his five World of Outlaws top-five finishes in May of 2020.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, April 15-16 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (13/82 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (1,786 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-40 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-54 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-70 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-110 PTS); 6. 83-James McFadden (-116 PTS); 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-120 PTS); 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-138 PTS); 9. 5-Spencer Bayston (-156 PTS); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (-190 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (9 Drivers):
2 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (17 Drivers):
71 laps – David Gravel
58 laps – Brad Sweet
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
30 laps – Carson Macedo
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps - Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (9 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*, James McFadden
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (19 Drivers):
5 Heat Wins – David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, James McFadden, Jacob Allen
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
9 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
6 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
5 Dashes – James McFadden, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady Bacon

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (8 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (7 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu

PODIUM FINISHES (16 Drivers):
6 Podiums – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
3 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – James McFadden, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (27 Drivers):
12 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
10 Top 10s – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
8 Top 10s – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart
7 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
5 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
2 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Jacob Allen (1)
14. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
15. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
16. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
17. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
18. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
19. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
20. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
21. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
22. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
23. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
24. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
25. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
26. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
27. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
28. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
29. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
30. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
31. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
32. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
33. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
34. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
35. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
36. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
37. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
38. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
40. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
41. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
42. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
43. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
44. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
45. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
46. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
49. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
50. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
51. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
52. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
53. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
54. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
55. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
56. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
57. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
59. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
60. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
61. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
63. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
64. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
65. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
66. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
68. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
69. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
70. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
71. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
72. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
73. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
74. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
75. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
76. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
77. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
78. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
79. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
80. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
81. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
82. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

FOR THE NICE GUYS: Jacob Allen Returns to World of Outlaws Victory Lane in Jason Johnson Classic

Allen Led Final Three Laps for $15,000 Payday at Missouri's Lake Ozark Speedway

ELDON, MO - April 9, 2022 -Jacob Allen decided enough was enough on Saturday night.

As he watched the lead slip from his grasp, all of the heartbreaking losses, the close calls, and the what could have beens flashed before his eyes. At that moment, Allen made a deal with himself - "I'm not losing this race. I can't run second again."

It was like the 27-year-old native of Hanover, PA shape-shifted into a brand new man and introduced us to a Jacob Allen who simply refused to lose. He seized every opportunity he saw from the battle through traffic with Brady Bacon down to the Lap 27 pass which ultimately decided the race.

Chasing a perfect night at Lake Ozark Speedway, Allen struggled with backmarkers early on and gave the lead away on Lap 12. He promptly sat up in the seat and got it back, but another bobble on Lap 20 sent him faltering to second again as Brady Bacon appeared ready to claim his first-ever World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

Allen had other plans, however. He kept the Shark Racing #1A within striking distance and when the right rear tire on Bacon's #21H began going flat, he saw the door open and kicked it right in. The pair made slight contact twice on Lap 27 as Allen snuck underneath Bacon and muscled his way to the lead and victory lane.

"I feel like I've always been known as Mr. Nice Guy," an emotional Allen said. "But I felt like I couldn't lose this, I just couldn't run second again. I've lost so many times and I've fallen backward so many times. I knew he might not like me for it, but I had to do what I had to do. I respect Brady [Bacon] a lot and he's probably one of the winningest guys in the pit area, but I just had to nudge him a bit because I needed this win."

At the tune of $15,000, the Jason Johnson Classic victory is easily the biggest of Allen's career. It's his second-ever win with the World of Outlaws and his first since September of 2020. The extra special win at the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends also came aboard the Bobby Allen throwback scheme with Jacob's father in attendance to enjoy the moment."

"Jason Johnson's program was and is still family-based just like mine," Allen said about how special this win was. "I have the utmost respect for that entire family and their team. I can't thank Jack, Tyler, Ron, Ben, Logan, dad, and Hannah enough. They've been through everything with me and they could've given up, but they don't. $15,000 is sick."

Outside of Allen's return to victory lane, Brady Bacon's prowess was easily the biggest story of the night. The Broken Arrow, OK native is a four-time USAC National Sprint Car champion and one of the most recognized non-wing racers in the world, but on this night he was taking it to The Greatest Show on Dirt.

In his first-ever race aboard the TKH Motorsports #21H Sprint Car, Bacon was nearly flawless at Lake Ozark. He timed in second-quick, ran second in his Heat, finished third in the Dash, and led nine laps before a flat right rear tire spoiled his shot at winning his first-ever World of Outlaws Feature.

"It's tough to swallow," Bacon added, after finishing 17th at the line. "It just wasn't meant to be. I'm really proud of our effort on this new operation with the Hinck's, though. All you can do is look forward to the next one and find a way to be better."

Also capitalizing on Bacon's misfortune was Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN, who scored a season-best second-place finish aboard the CJB Motorsports, Signing Day Sports #5. It's the fourth-straight top-10 finish for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender (second-best active streak) as he and crew chief Barry Jackson continue to gel well.

"I think we're as fast anyone right now," Bayston said from the podium. "Some things haven't gone our way, but we've made the most of the opportunities we've been given. This is what these guys deserve to be up here on the frontstretch. The first part of this year is all new to me, but we've done a great job of attacking. I'm ready to get that first win out of the way."

Limping home his own flat right rear was David Gravel of Watertown, CT, who barely hung on to finish third and score his sixth podium of the season in the Big Game Motorsports #2 at Lake Ozark.

"On a night like tonight we're gonna be extremely happy with third," Gravel grinned. "I saw Brady's tire going down and knew I wasn't far behind, but we barely held it together. Not ideal conditions, but I'm glad we got this in."

Allen's Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart matched his season-best result of fourth-place in the DuraMAX/Drydene #1S, while Brad Sweet earned another steady top-five finish in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Jason Johnson Classic was Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi, and Sheldon Haudenschild.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Lake Ozark Speedway, 4/9/22)

Jacob Allen's second career victory makes him the 96th multi-time winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history and moves him beyond his uncle Joey Allen (1 win). It's the 63rd Series victory for his family with another 30 wins from father Bobby Allen and 30 more from nephew Logan Schuchart.

Allen's victory ends a 104-race dry spell since his first-career win which came on September 11, 2020 at Dodge City (KS) Raceway Park. He also became the fourth different winner through four years of the Jason Johnson Classic, joining Gravel, McFadden & Sweet.

The Shark Racing #1A recorded the first perfect night of the 2022 season by setting Slick Woody's QuickTime Award (11.464), winning his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and winning the Jason Johnson Classic Feature.

UP NEXT (Fri) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will stay in the state of Missouri next weekend with a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on Friday & Saturday, April 15-16. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap on LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$15,000]; 2. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$6,225]; 3. 2-David Gravel [4][$3,725]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$3,025]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,725]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6][$2,525]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$2,425]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,325]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$2,275]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,225]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$1,825]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$1,625]; 13. 83-James McFadden [18][$1,425]; 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel [17][$1,325]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [13][$1,275]; 16. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$1,225]; 17. 21H-Brady Bacon [3][$1,225]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [19][$1,200]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,200]; 20. 73-Scotty Thiel [20][$1,200]; 21. 35-Zach Hampton [23][$1,200]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [16][$1,200]; 23. 17B-Bill Balog [24][$1,200]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$1,200]; 25. 7S-Jason Sides [25]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-11, 13-19, 28-30; Brady Bacon 12, 20-27. KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+5]

NEW Championship Standings (After 13/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,826); 2. David Gravel (-40); 3. Carson Macedo (-54); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-70); 5. Donny Schatz (-110); 6. James McFadden (-116); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (-120); 8. Logan Schuchart (-138); 9. Spencer Bayston (-156); 10. Jacob Allen (-190).

 

 

PERFECT TIMING: CJ Leary Capitalizes at Lake Ozark Speedway for Second Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Win

Leary, Bacon, and Ballou Traded Lead in Jason Johnson Classic Feature

ELDON, MO - April 9, 2022 - Being a frontrunner in Saturday's Low-E Insulation Feature was a dangerous game with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series and POWRi WAR Sprint Cars. For some, it spelled disaster; for others, it spelled glory.

At only 30 laps in length, the non-wing portion of the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway saw countless comers and goers throughout. In total, a staggering 11 different drivers at one point or another held a top-five running position.

There was doom: Bacon's shocking spin, Clouser's flat tire, Bright's tough tumble & Short's wicked flip.

There was brillance: Leary's late rally, Ballou's spectacular charge, Cockrum's first podium & J-Mac's KKM success.

In the end, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN played his cards the best aboard the Michael Motorspors #77M. After leading the opening 12 laps, Leary faded as far back as fourth and appeared out of the picture until the tables and the track turned. He avenged earlier contact with Robert Ballou by driving by the 17th-starter on Lap 27 and clutching up late in the going to score the $5,000 victory.

"Sometimes being the leader isn't always the best, and I think that was the case tonight," Leary noted. "I think Brady had the car in the Feature, he could run where I and anyone else couldn't. When he spun out, I knew the whole race changed. Robert and I had a spirited battle there and it was fun. It feels good to put Bill Michael and this Kodiak Products #77M back in victory lane."

His second win through three races makes Leary the first repeat winner in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series history. It also extends his points lead in the 13-race mini-Series as the former USAC National Sprint Car champion emerges as an unexpected contender for the inaugural $20,000 Xtreme Outlaw title.

The first half of the Xtreme / POWRi Feature went quickly with Leary leading the first 12, and then fifth-starting Brady Bacon taking the Wedgewood #98 to the point on Lap 13. Chaos soon broke out as a trio of leading contenders dropped out with Mario Clouser (3rd) of Auburn, IL suffering a flat right rear, Carson Short (4th) of Marion, IL flipping over after contact with Ballou, and Alex Bright (5th) of Collegeville, PA finding the wall & landing upside down.

More wildness ensued as 17th-starting Robert Ballou entered the picture and looked to pull off a massive win from deep in the field. The Mad Man was pressuring Bacon for the point when the Broken Arrow, OK native looped the #98 and brought out the final caution on Lap 22, putting the lead directly into Ballou's hand.

It looked like the #12 had the checkered flag in his bag, but Leary's #77M returned to form and the non-wing ace simply aced the restart when it mattered most. He snuck underneath Ballou on Lap 27 down the backstretch and drove away to a margin of victory at 0.849-seconds.

Ballou's +15 run to a runner-up effort easily earned him TJ Forged Hard Charger honors, and capped off a crazy night for him. He was disqualified after winning his Heat (did not report to scales), then won the K1 Race Gear Last Chance Showdown from 12th, and almost won it all from 17th.

"When you piss off the bull, you get the horns," Ballou said on his aggressive driving style. "I've raced with CJ quite a bit over the years and there have been some good ones and bad ones. I kinda squeezed him into the wall, but I had to lift so I didn't wreck both of us. He was just too good at the end. I was a sitting duck out there and I didn't move down in time to stop him."

Shane Cockrum of Marion, IL finished in third, earning a season-best result for car owner Shane Wade and crew chief Davey Jones in the Amati Racing #66. One of the 15 originally committed championship contenders, Cockrum now sits third in the point standings behind Leary and Ballou through three of 13 races.

"I honestly thought through the middle parts that we were the car to beat," Cockrum commented. "I lost some momentum on that last restart and kind of took away our shot. It takes a night like this to turn things around, and I've got full confidence in this group. I can't thank these Amati Racing guys enough for taking a chance on me."

Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, OH drove forward to a season-best fourth-from-12th in his #33M. Rounding out the top-five was Broken Arrow, OK native Jason McDougal, who was as high as third at one point, in his first run aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67 Sprint Car.

Closing out the top-10 of the Xtreme / POWRi Feature was Wesley Smith, Jack Wagner, Kory Schudy, Jake Swanson, and Isaac Chapple.

UP NEXT (May) - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will have another two months off before resuming the inaugural season on June 10-11 back at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. Before then, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Racing will debut with a special Millbridge (NC) Speedway doubleheader on Monday & Tuesday, May 23-24.

Low-E Insulation Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 77M-CJ Leary (1); 2. 12-Robert Ballou (17); 3. 66-Shane Cockrum (9); 4. 33M-Matt Westfall (12); 5. 67-Jason McDougal (15); 6. 44-Wesley Smith (8); 7. 77-Jack Wagner (2); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (13); 9. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (18); 10. 52-Isaac Chapple (3); 11. 31-Zach Daum (22); 12. 6-Mario Clouser (4); 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer (21); 14. 98-Brady Bacon (5); 15. 75-Dustin Clark (14); 16. 11W-Wyatt Burks (23); 17. 2B-Chad Boespflug (6); 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson (20); 19. 21H-Dallas Hewitt (19); 20. 28M-Brandon Mattox (11); 21. 17GP-Kyle Shipley (16); 22. 20-Alex Bright (7); 23. 21S-Carson Short (10); 24. 24-Landon Simon (24). Lap Leaders: Leary 1-12, 27-30; Bacon 13-22; Ballou 23-26. TJ Forged Hard Charger: Ballou +15.

NEW Championship Standings (3/14 Races): 1. CJ Leary (676); 2. Robert Ballou (-36); 3. Shane Cockrum (-77); 4. Carson Short (-114); 5. Jake Swanson (-130); 6. Brady Bacon (-135); 7. Alex Bright (-139); 8. Mario Clouser (-148); 9. Wesley Smith (-153); 10. Matt Westfall (-163).

 

 

THE BIG E: Eldora Speedway Hosts First of Seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car Races on May 6-7

Let's Race Two Includes USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars at 1/2-Mile

ROSSBURG, OH - April 7, 2022 - Dating back to the beginning, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has always had a special relationship with Eldora Speedway.

Since formed in 1978, The Greatest Show on Dirt has hosted 225 Features at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile, the most all-time among tracks. That record will be extended in 2022 with another seven Series races planned at Tony Stewart's premier facility known as The Big E.

The first of those seven shows comes in one month with a Let's Race Two doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. The World of Outlaws will be joined by the USAC National Sprint Cars to create a thrilling pair of open-wheel programs at The House That Earl Built. BUY ELDORA TICKETS (May 6-7)

Seven full-time Outlaws have won with the Series at Eldora, including: Donny Schatz (17 wins), Brad Sweet (3 wins), Logan Schuchart (3 wins), Carson Macedo (2 wins), David Gravel (2 wins), Jason Sides (2 wins), and Sheldon Haudenschild (1 win).

Traditionally, Donny Schatz has ruled Let's Race Two weekend with seven of his 17 victories coming in the Month of May. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion has swept the weekend on three occasions in 2015, 2018, and 2019. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 has already collected one win this season, and looks for two more next month at his boss's race track.

Brad Sweet, a three-time Outlaw winner at Eldora, has earned the bulk of his money with a $50,000 score (2013) and $175,000 payday (2019) in July's Kings Royal. He's yet to win at the 1/2-mile in May, but could change that next month as he continues pursuit of a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

With only two top-five finishes through the first 12 races, Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing haven't exactly had a dream start to 2022. However, seeing Eldora on the upcoming schedule brings a sigh of relief for the three-time winner, who won the last race at the track last September. The Hanover, PA native hopes recent success will carry the DuraMAX, Drydene Performance Products #1S to its first win of the year.

Carson Macedo made history last year, becoming the first driver since Sammy Swindell in 1997 to win twice at Eldora, twice at Knoxville, and twice at Williams Grove in a single season. The Lemoore, CA 25-year-old has shined on 1/2-mile venues since joining Jason Johnson Racing in 2021 and is currently tied for the most wins this year with two to his credit.

Watertown, CT native David Gravel has won at Eldora in the Roth Motorsports #83, CJB Motorsports #5, and Jason Johnson Racing #41, but now returns with the Big Game Motorsports #2. He's already a two-time winner in 2022 with both victories coming at other 1/2-mile tracks Volusia (FL) Speedway Park and Perris (CA) Auto Speedway.

The Wild Child Jac Haudenschild is a nine-time World of Outlaws winner at Eldora, and last year his son Sheldon Haudenschild joined him on that list with his first. The Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 topped the final night of 2021 Let's Race Two and like Macedo & Gravel, currently owns two wins already in 2022.

Double Down Jason Sides is another former winner at Eldora, topping the 2004 Kings Royal and 2009 4-Crown race.

A handful of other full-time Outlaws like Kasey Kahne, James McFadden, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, and Spencer Bayston have been close to Eldora victory lane, but will still be chasing that first win next month.

Recent Eldora winners that may potentially compete next month include Kyle Larson, Tyler Courtney, Brent Marks, Tim Shaffer, Kerry Madsen, and Greg Wilson, among others.

Following Let's Race Two, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will have another five races left at Eldora Speedway this season. The Jokers Wild (July 13), the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One (July 14), the Knight Before the Kings Royal (July 15), the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal XXXIX (July 16), and the BeFour the Crowns Showdown (September 23) still remain. ELDORA SPEEDWAY WINNERS (225 Races):

41 wins - Steve Kinser 30 wins - Sammy Swindell 17 wins - Donny Schatz 15 wins - Doug Wolfgang 13 wins - Joey Saldana 10 wins - Dave Blaney 9 wins - Jac Haudenschild 6 wins - Kerry Madsen, Mark Kinser 5 wins - Rick Ferkel, Shane Stewart 4 wins - Craig Dollansky, Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer 3 wins - Brad Sweet, Kenny Jacobs, Logan Schuchart 2 wins - Andy Hillenburg, Bobby Allen, Brent Marks, Carson Macedo, Christopher Bell, Dale Blaney, David Gravel, Jason Meyers, Jason Sides, Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera, Paul McMahan, Ron Shuman, Shane Carson, Stevie Smith 1 win - Bobby Davis Jr, Brad Doty, Chad Kemenah, Danny Lasoski, Danny Smith, Dub May, Greg Hodnett, Greg Wilson, Kyle Larson, Lee Brewer, Randy Ford, Rickey Hood, Ronnie Daniels, Sheldon Haudenschild, Terry McCarl, Tyler Courtney, Tyler Walker

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Begin Midwest Swing at US-36 & Lake Ozark

Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series Joins Both Races This Weekend on DIRTVision

OSBORN, MO - April 5, 2022 - The Greatest Show on Dirt is set for the first Midwest weekend of 2022, and it's a big one.

A Show-Me State doubleheader will highlight Osborn, MO's 1/4-mile bullring at US-36 Raceway on Friday, April 8, and then the fourth annual $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic at Eldon, MO's Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9.

It's a dream come true for Sprint Car snobs with the newly-formed non-wing stars of the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation joining the winged warriors of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on DIRTVision.
Here's a quick preview of what to watch for this weekend:

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: No need for the age-old debate of winged vs. non-wing, because race fans get both this weekend with the World of Outlaws and Xtreme Outlaw Series. You'll see perennial title contenders like Sweet, Macedo, Gravel, Haudenschild, Schatz & more with the wings, while watching gassers like Leary, Ballou, Bacon, Swanson, Clouser & more work without them.

As of now, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK is the first double duty driver confirmed with a pair of Hoffman Auto Racing #69 machines coming to Missouri this weekend. The four-time USAC National Sprint Car champion has a non-wing resume that speaks for itself, but The Macho Man is alsoa highly-respected wing racer with one All Star Circuit of Champions victory and two World of Outlaws runner-up finishes to his credit.

RACE TO THREE: For only the ninth time in Series history, the World of Outlaws has produced eight winners through the opening 12 races. It's the fifth time such an occurrence has happened in the last decade, an overwhelming shift compared to only four times through the first 35 seasons.

Entering this weekend, a quartet of stars share the top spot in the W column with two wins apiece. Included in that group is Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, David Gravel (Watertown, CT) in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, and Giovanni Scelzi (Fresno, CA) in the KCP Racing #18.

Other winners in 2022 include Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA) in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, Donny Schatz (Fargo, ND) in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) in the Kevin Kozlowski #57, and Brent Marks (Myerstown, PA) in the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19.

SHOW-ME MORE: Osborn's US-36 Raceway has only hosted the World of Outlaws on five occasions, but each and every single appearance has been an outstanding one. There was Paul McMahan's new track record in the nine-second bracket (9.846) in 2006, Joey Saldana's epic race-long battle with Johnny Herrera in 2009, and of course Sheldon Haudenschild's last-lap pass on Brad Sweet in 2020. On Friday, The Greatest Show on Dirt finally returns to the 1/4-mile with a can't miss doubleheader set up alongside the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars.

JASON JOHNSON CLASSIC: Saturday's fourth annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway gives drivers, teams, and fans alike the chance to reminisce and remember The Ragin' Cajun, a dearly missed racer, father, and friend. A little extra money ($15,000-to-win) is on the line but more than anything, Jason's fellow competitors just want to enjoy in victory lane with his family and take home the trophy with his name on it.

Through the first three years, three different drivers have topped the Jason Johnson Classic. The inaugural event in 2019 was extra emotional with David Gravel driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41 to victory lane. Since then, Kasey Kahne Racing has ruled the last two races with James McFadden (#9) winning in 2020 and Brad Sweet (#49) dominating in 2021. All three will be in attendance on Saturday night hoping to be the first repeat winner of the special event.

TOO SWEET: Last year, Brad Sweet was already a five-time winner by the 12th race; this year, it took until the 11th race to even reahc the win column. However, the statistical categories he does lead is proof that The Big Cat is laying the foundation to chase his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship this season.

The victory lane trips have been less frequent, but the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 is as good as anybody on tour at making the Dash, starting up front, and earning valuable points. Entering this weekend, Sweet leads the league in Podiums (6), Top Fives (9), Top 10s (11), and Average Finish (4.83).

A return to the Show-Me State is a welcomed one for Sweet, who has claimed eight of his 75 career victories in Missouri. He's proven to be a perrenial contender at both tracks on the schedule this weekend, leading a majority of the 2020 US-36 show and winning twice in the past at Lake Ozark.

ON THE MARK: After winning $20,000 in Saturday's DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bow, Brent Marks will stay on the road for the next two weeks with four more April shows planned with the World of Outlaws. The Myerstown, PA native continues to shine aboard the newly-formed Murray-Marks Motorsports #19, winning twice in six Series events since the team was formed late last year.

Dating back to the beginning of last season, Marks has the second-most victories of any non-full-time driver with his four wins only trailing Kyle Larson's five. He'll have four chances at US-36 Raceway, Lake Ozark Speedway, and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 before returning to his home state later this month.

PODIUM PICKING: After suffering through some rough patches in California, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing are beginning returning to form with back-to-back podium finishes. The Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 was third at Vado, then second at Devil's Bowl, with his second win potentially looming next.

The Fargo, ND native owns three top-five finishes at US-36 and two previous wins at Lake Ozark, where the Series returns this weekend.

EARLY-NIGHT SUCCESS: When it comes to the preliminary portions of the evening, Jacob Allen (Hanover, PA) has positioned the Shark Racing #1A as a contender for best car in that category. He leads the league in Qualifying Average (6.42), owns one Slick Woody's QuickTime Award, has four NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins, and is tied for the most DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash appearances (8).

He's taken the next step in correcting his backwards averages (9.33 Start, 13.08 Finish) lately with three top-10 finishes over the last four races. Allen recorded his second top-five of the year in Saturday's DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 8 at US-36 Raceway in Osborn, MO
Saturday, April 9 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (12/83 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (1,686 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-32 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-44 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-60 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-96 PTS); 6. 83-James McFadden (-100 PTS); 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-112 PTS); 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-140 PTS); 9. 5-Spencer Bayston (-162 PTS); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (-200 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (8 Drivers):
2 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win - Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win - Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (15 Drivers):
71 laps – David Gravel
58 laps - Brad Sweet
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
30 laps - Carson Macedo
27 laps - Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
23 laps - Spencer Bayston
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps - Brian Brown
1 lap - Corey Day

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (9 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes - Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes - David Gravel
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*, James McFadden
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (19 Drivers):
5 Heat Wins - David Gravel, James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (27 Drivers):
8 Dashes - Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
6 Dashes - Carson Macedo
5 Dashes – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Logan Schuchart, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (7 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins - Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (6 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers - Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers - Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers - James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers - Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Tanner Thorson

PODIUM FINISHES (14 Drivers):
6 Podiums - Brad Sweet
5 Podiums – David Gravel
3 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – James McFadden, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (27 Drivers):
11 Top 10s - Brad Sweet
10 Top 10s - Carson Macedo
9 Top 10s - David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Top 10s - James McFadden
7 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart, Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
5 Top 10s - Jacob Allen
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Rico Abreu
3 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
2 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / Brad Sweet (1)
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brent Marks (1)
13. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
14. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
15. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
16. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
17. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
18. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
19. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
20. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
21. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
22. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
23. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
24. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
25. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
26. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
27. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
28. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
29. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
30. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
31. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
32. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
33. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
34. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
35. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
36. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
37. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
38. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
40. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
41. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
42. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
43. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
44. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
45. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
46. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
49. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
50. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
51. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
52. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
53. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
54. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
55. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
56. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
57. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
59. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
60. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
61. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
63. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
64. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
65. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
66. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
68. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
69. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
70. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
71. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
72. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
73. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
74. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
75. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
76. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
77. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
78. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
79. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
80. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
81. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
82. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
83. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars Join World of Outlaws in Missouri This Weekend

US-36 Raceway & Lake Ozark Speedway Welcome Xtreme Outlaw, WAR Sprints

OSBORN, MO - April 5, 2022 - It hasn't taken long for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation to make waves in the dirt world.

In a matter of five months, we've gone from the social media-shattering announcement at the PRI Show in December, to a smashingly successful debut in February's DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, to the upcoming doubleheader alongside The Greatest Show on Dirt - the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Momentum and Missouri is the theme this weekend as the Series gets back on track and visits the Show-Me State for the first time ever. The doubleheader alongside the winged warriors will lead the Xtreme Outlaws from US-36 Raceway in Osborn, MO on Friday, April 8 to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO on Saturday, April 9 for the Jason Johnson Classic.

Both nights, airing LIVE on DIRTVision, will include a full program with Group Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns, and a $5,000-to-win, $60o-to-start Xtreme Outlaw Feature, as well as a full program for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.
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Here's a look at what to watch for this weekend:

LEADING THE WAY: Only two drivers left the Xtreme Outlaw Series debut at Volusia Speedway Park with a top-five finish in both DIRTcar Nationals Features - CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN, and Robert Ballou of Rocklin, CA. Entering the third and fourth events this weekend, those two stars sit 1-2 atop the point standings.

Leary and the Michael Motorsports #77 hold down the top spot (+10) following results of first and fourth, a performance which sent them back to Indiana with a Big Gator Championship and into the record books as winners of the first Xtreme Outlaw race. Ballou drove his personally-owned #12 to runs of fourth and third at Volusia, while also recording a Whitz Racing Products QuickTime Award.

Those two are among the many competitors vying for the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Series championship with $20,000 on the line for this year's top points getter, and $10,000 going to the title runner-up.

DOUBLE DUTY: As of now, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK is the first double-duty driver confirmed for this weekend's race alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. A noted non-wing ace, Bacon's wing resume is quite impressive as well with an All-Star Circuit of Champions victory to his credit and a pair of World of Outlaws runner-up finishes.

The four-time USAC National Sprint Car champion experienced a rollercoaster ride during his Xtreme Outlaw Series debut in February, flipping wildly on Monday before taking over Dennis Gile's #13 on Tuesday and driving to a second-place finish. Aboard the Hoffman Auto Racing #69 this time, The Macho Man will be one of the favorites to add his name to the Xtreme Outlaw Win List at US-36 and Lake Ozark.

CHANGE OF PLANS: Team AZ Racing and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports have expressed their interest in the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series and plan on supporting the new Series going forward.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim, CA enjoyed an impressive debut at Volusia, finishing seventh on night one and running third on night two before a heartbreaking DNF. He currently sits 11th in points aboard the #21AZ with his first appearance in Missouri looming.

Keith Kunz, the leader of Toyota Racing's powerhouse midget program at KKM, has returned to the sprint car community and quickly found success with Buddy Kofoid finishing second, fifth, and sixth with USAC in Florida. A driver for the Curb Records #67 this weekend hasn't been announced yet, but Kunz has voiced his support as well for the new Xtreme Outlaw Series.

AN XTREME WAR: This weekend's doubleheader marks the first two of eight Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series races held in conjunction with the POWRi WAR Sprint League. The two Series will also work together on hosting events at Lake Ozark (June 10-11), Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (June 24-25), Jacksonville Speedway (September 9), and Spoon River Speedway (September 10).

Both of WAR's most recent champions, Mario Clouser (2021) and Riley Kreisel (2018-20), are expected in action this weekend. Clouser, who has moved on to a full-time Xtreme Outlaw run this season, enters the weekend 11th in points after qualifying for both shows at Volusia in February.

US-11W: Over the last few years, Wyatt Burks of Topeka, KS has mastered Osborn's US-36 Raceway. He's won all three USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association events at the track as well as a fourth win with the Iowa Sprint Car League. On Friday, he'll get his chance to add a fifth victory under the Xtreme Outlaw sanction as he makes his Series debut in the #11W.

LAKE LIFE: Although Saturday marks the first appearance for Xtreme Outlaw at Lake Ozark, non-wing sprint cars are no stranger to the Eldon, MO 3/8-mile. In fact, the majority of competitors have raced at LOS with the POWRi WAR Sprint League and a handful of them have already stood in victory lane at the track.

A pair of Xtreme Outlaw championship hopefuls in Mario Clouser (Auburn, IL) and Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO) are both three-time Lake Ozark winners with POWRi WAR. Wyatt Burks and Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO) own two WAR wins apiece at the track, while Brady Bacon and Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) have won once as well.

WIDE OPEN: It was only two shows, but the Xtreme Outlaw Series debut at Volusia still showed some noteworthy parity. Feature wins were split by CJ Leary and Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA) with Carson Short (Marion, IL) also leading a lap. Beyond that, Meseraull and Ballou split QuickTime Awards, while six different drivers made up the six podium positions.

The unique Group Qualifying format (four-car inversion) gave us eight different winners in eight heat races with checkered flags going to Justin Grant, Robert Ballou, Dustin Clark, CJ Leary, Shane Cottle, Cole Bodine, Shane Cockrum, and Jake Swanson. We'll see if the parity continues this weekend with two more nights to pad the stats.

You can watch every lap of the Xtreme Outlaw Series debut LIVE on DIRTVision and follow along with lineups, results, live timing, points, and more on the MyRacePass app.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 8 at US-36 Raceway in Osborn, MO
Saturday, April 9 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO

On the Internet
Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation
Twitter – @Xtreme_Outlaw
Instagram – @XtremeOutlaw
Facebook – Facebook.com/XtremeOutlawSeries.WRG
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (2/14 Nights):
1. 77-CJ Leary (445 PTS); 2. 12-Robert Ballou (-10 PTS); 3. 21-Carson Short (-20 PTS); 4. 39-Shane Cottle (-40 PTS); 5. 20-Alex Bright (-46 PTS); 6. 20M-Thomas Meseraull (-47 PTS); 7. 47-Charles Davis Jr. (-62 PTS); 8. 66-Shane Cockrum (-63 PTS); 9. 13-Brady Bacon (-77 PTS); 10. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (-83 PTS).

LOW-E INSULATION FEATURE WINNERS (2 Drivers):
1 win - CJ Leary (Greenfield, IN) / Michael Motorsports #77
1 win - Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA) / Sean Michael #20M

FEATURE LAPS LED (3 Drivers):
30 laps - Thomas Meseraull
24 laps - CJ Leary
1 lap - Carson Short

WHITZ RACING QUICKTIME AWARDS (2 Drivers):
1 QuickTime - Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull

HEAT RACE WINNERS (8 Drivers):
1 Heat Win - Justin Grant, Robert Ballou, Dustin Clark, CJ Leary, Shane Cottle, Cole Bodine, Shane Cockrum, Jake Swanson

K1 RACE GEAR LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (4 Drivers):
1 LCS Win - Thomas Meseraull, Wesley Smith, Charles Davis Jr, Brandon Mattox

TJ FORGED HARD CHARGER AWARDS (2 Drivers):
1 Hard Charger - Carson Short, Chase Stockon

PODIUM FINISHES (6 Drivers):
1 Podium - CJ Leary, Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou

TOP 10 FINISHES (14 Drivers):
2 Top 10s - CJ Leary, Robert Ballou, Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Charles Davis Jr, Alex Bright
1 Top 10 - Chase Stockon, Jake Swanson, Dustin Clark, Mitchel Moles, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, Justin Grant, Shane Cockrum

2022 XTREME OUTLAW SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Mon, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / CJ Leary (1)
2. Tues, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Thomas Meseraull (1)
3. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
4. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
5. Fri, June 10 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
6. Sat, June 11 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
7. Fri, June 24 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
8. Sat, June 25 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
9. Fri, Sept. 9 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL
10. Sat, Sept. 10 / Spoon River Speedway / Canton, IL
11. Fri, Oct. 7 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
12. Sat, Oct. 8 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
13. Fri, Oct. 28 / TBA / TBA
14. Sat, Oct. 29 / TBA / TBA

Photo - Josh James

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Toyota (Presenting sponsor of the Midgets Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier) and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, K1 Race Gear, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.

 

 

DIRTcar, World of Outlaws extend iRacing partnership, plan console game

CONCORD, NC – April 5, 2022 – DIRTcar, World of Outlaws and iRacing have extended their long-term partnership in a new multi-year deal, which includes the long-awaited return of a World of Outlaws console game.

iRacing will continue to be an official World of Outlaws and DIRTcar sponsor with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme Outlaw Series and DIRTcar exclusively represented in the PC simulation product.

The partnership also includes the continuation of the official World of Outlaws championship series – the World of Outlaws CARQUEST Auto Parts Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws ButtKicker Late Model Series – featuring the best dirt iRacing drivers in the world. Both Series will be broadcast live on DIRTVision.

“We’ve had an exceptional partnership with iRacing and are thrilled to not only continue that relationship for many years but to expand it, as well,” said World Racing Group Client Services Executive Director Tish Sheets. “Along with all of our Series and tracks having a presence in the PC simulation product, we’re all highly anticipating the release of the new World of Outlaws console game.”

The console game, due out this fall, will be for Xbox and PlayStation, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The new product has been developed by Monster Games, with iRacing providing art assets and an improved physics model for the cars in the game.

“We’ve been exploring the right opportunity for iRacing to move into the console gaming market for quite some time and are excited to partner with World of Outlaws in order to take this first step later this year,” said iRacing President Tony Gardner. “iRacing’s acquisition of Monster Games (in 2021) enabled us to step in and help provide some improvements to this title while it was already in development, and we look forward to being able to contribute even more to MGI’s future titles. We look to provide the dirt racing community with an engaging and fun console gaming experience.”

This will be the first World of Outlaws console game in more than 10 years and mark the 20-year anniversary of the release of the fan-favorite console game in 2002.

“With iRacing’s resources, we were able to take extra time in development to add features and content that will provide a fun and realistic experience for everyone, from multiplayer online action to a career mode featuring real-world drivers and tracks,” said Monster Games Founder Rich Garcia. “We’re excited to give the robust community and World of Outlaws’ passionate fanbase a console gaming experience that they’ve long craved.”

Further announcements about the console game will be made in the coming months.

For more information on iRacing and to get special offers, go to iRacing.com. And for more on Monster Games, you can visit mgiracing.com.

DIRTcar Racing is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, Chevy Performance Parts, and NAPA Auto Parts (SDS). Contingency sponsors include: ARP (Automotive Racing Products), ASI Race Wear (SDS), Bassett Racing Wheel, Bell Helmets, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products (SDS), Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux (SDS), Cometic Gasket (SDS), COMP Cams, Fast Shafts, Fox Factory, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, K1 Race Gear, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Mulit FireX, Quarter Master, Schoenfeld Headers, Summit Racing Equipment, Swift Springs, Velocita USA, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wrisco-Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum).. Along with manufacturer sponsors, including: FIREBULL, Intercomp, and Racing Electronics.

 

 

LEFT A MARK: Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks Beats Outlaws in Return Home to Devil’s Bowl
The former-Outlaw collected the $20,000 payday in the DuraMAX Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals

 

MESQUITE, TX – April 2, 2022 – There was no comfort for Brent Marks while leading at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Saturday night. Even with more than a second lead.

 

He knew being at the track that birthed the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, with its 10-time champion behind him, there was no room for error. Only his wit and lightning-quick #19 could help him secure the big-money victory in front of a packed house.

 

Marks, of Myerstown, PA, bested the stout field in the annual return to the Texas facility for the DuraMAX Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals, collecting the $20,000 check and his eighth career Series win.

 

“You [Chase Raudman] said I had a big lead, but it sure didn’t feel like it,” Marks said in Victory Lane. “I felt pressure the whole time, just the way the track was. It was so fast and muddy. I was getting tight behind lap cars… Just muscled it there at the end and tried not to make any mistakes.”

 

Track speeds were quick all night, making for an exciting watch as Marks flew through lapped traffic after grabbing the lead from Brian Brown on a Lap 3 restart. Starting outside front row, Marks originally had a different plan to get around Brown. But after a great run into the first corner a lap after the restart, he couldn’t help but seize the opportunity with a slide job in Turns 3-4.

 

“My plan was just to wait until we got to lapped traffic and hope that he’d make a mistake, that way I could try and get by him,” Marks said. “We just had a better car than he did there at the beginning.”

 

Now with the lead and a clear track in front of him, Marks hit the hyper drive, opening an advantage over Brown that grew every lap. At its height, Marks had amassed a near six-second lead in traffic as the rest of the field struggled to get by the cars Marks spent little time on.

 

“I thought I’d just settle down in lapped traffic and see what happens,” Brown said of his plan after Marks got by him. “We got to lapped cars and Brent blew through four or five, and the next thing you know they’re running two-three-wide and I could never clear any.”

 

However, from Marks’ point-of-view inside his M&M Painting & Construction #19, it was a bit more difficult than he made it look.

 

“Lapped traffic was really hard, passing was really hard, and so much mud was built-up on the car and I was just manhandling it there at the end, it was just so tight,” Marks said. “It was a tough race.

 

“Guys in front of me were tight, and they just didn’t know which direction they wanted to go, so picking a line was really hard too.”

 

Just past halfway, Donny Schatz moved to the top and powered by Brown for second at the exit of Turn 4. Then, he turned his attention to trying to run down Marks.

 

“I was super tight, so getting out around somebody was kinda sketchy,” Schatz said. “Brown kept slowing down more and more, so I kinda had no choice but to just go and hope that I didn’t get too balled-up and someone goes by on the bottom.”

 

Though Marks was still over five seconds ahead, Schatz cracked the whip and made some headway, chopping the gap down to just more than three seconds in the final five laps. Ultimately, he came up a bit short, but bagged a runner-up for his best finish since the season-opening win at Volusia Speedway Park in February.

 

“Brent was so far out there, it was hard to get caught back up,” Schatz said. “We obviously didn’t have any yellows, so it might’ve been a different story if we had a yellow. But that’s the way it goes.”

 

Brown crossed the stripe third for his first podium finish against the World of Outlaws this season.

 

Three-time and defending race winner Logan Schuchart looked to be in contention for a shot at a four-peat early on in the program, qualifying inside the top-10, but engine issues in his Heat Race forced him to come through the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown. Starting 21st, he was only able to get to 16th, but picked up the KSE Hard Charger honors.

 

UP NEXT

 

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series next heads to the Show-Me State of Missouri for a pair of races at US 36 Raceway and Lake Ozark Speedway, Friday-Saturday, April 8-9. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

QUICK RESULTS (view full results)

 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [2][$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$6,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [1][$3,750]; 4. 83-James McFadden [4][$3,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,750]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,400]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [7][$2,300]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$2,200]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$2,100]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,700]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,400]; 13. 2-David Gravel [12][$1,300]; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [14][$1,200]; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson [15][$1,100]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,000]; 17. 8-Aaron Reutzel [20][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 20. J2-John Carney [18][$1,000]; 21. 11-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 23. 6-Bill Rose [24][$1,000]; 24. 73-Scotty Thiel [17][$1,000]

 

Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-3, Brent Marks 4-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+5]

 

 

Heavy Rains, Saturated Grounds Force Cancellation of Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway

FARMER CITY, IL – MARCH 31, 2022 – Heavy rain showers and saturated grounds at Farmer City Raceway have forced World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Xtreme Outlaw Series, and track officials to cancel this weekend’s Illini 100 event.

World of Outlaws and track officials made several attempts to get the overall facility race-ready, from parking to the track itself, but conditions are not conducive to run the event, which will not be rescheduled.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to this weekend’s event at Farmer City Raceway will receive a face value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If a credit to your account does not work for you, you have until May 1 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com.

Anyone who bought camping spots for this weekend’s event, contact Farmer City Raceway about using the spot for another event in 2022 or for next year’s Illini 100.

The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet will continue their high-octane show on April 22-23 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH. The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota will now make their debut May 23-24 at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC.

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprints, Late Models building toward historic Bristol Bash Kyle Larson has entered as the first driver to pull the Bristol Bash double by running with the Sprint Cars and Late Models

In less than a month, the two premier divisions in dirt racing will team up for the biggest Bash of the year at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series return to the dirt-covered Last Great Colosseum on April 28-30 for three nights of warp-speed action with a more than $400,000 overall purse.

Thursday will be a practice night for both Series while Friday and Saturday’s shows will be highlighted by $25,000-to-win Features for the Late Models and Sprint Cars. And before the cars hit the track, fans and drivers can celebrate the return of the event together Wednesday night at the Michael Waltrip Brewing Co. for the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash kickoff party.

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson is entered to attempt something that’s never been done before – outduel the Outlaws in a Sprint Car and Late Model on the same weekend, and potentially the same day. The Elk Grove, CA driver has entered to race the #57 Sprint Car for Silva Motorsports and the #6 Late Model for K&L Rumley Enterprises.

However, a field of the best Sprint Car and Late Model drivers in the world will stand in his way to make their own history and hoist the iconic Bristol Motor Speedway Gladiator Sword trophy.

Three-time and defending Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet – Larson’s brother-in-law – will be on the hunt to park his Kasey Kahne Racing #49 car in Victory Lane for the first time at the track. While on his quest for a fourth consecutive title, the Grass Valley, CA driver has stated he’s holding nothing back to pick up as many wins as he can this year.

Joining him with the same mentality are 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel – who swept the World of Outlaws Sprint Car events at Bristol last year – Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver Sheldon Haudenschild, rising-star Carson Macedo, 10-time Series champion and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver Donny Schatz – who won at Bristol in 2001 – and many more.

“This is just such an iconic place everyone always talks about,” Gravel said after winning the Series’ return to the track in 20 years last season.

For the CASE Late Models, another all-star field of contenders are planning to bring their 800-plus horsepower machines to the half-mile speedway. Four-time Series champion Josh Richards, of Shinnston, WV, returns to defend his inaugural win, along with fellow four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard, who is chasing Richards for a seat atop the mountain. They’re both on the hunt for their fifth title and Richards is currently only a win ahead of Sheppard for the most Series victories all-time.

They’ll be joined by Newport, TN’s Jimmy Owens, current Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr., of Carpentersville, IL, Pennsylvania’s Max Blair – one of the top Rookie of the Year contenders with a win already this season – Bristol winners Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport and Chris Madden, and more.

Entries can be found on MyRacePass and will be updated as they come in.

For tickets to the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash, Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30, visit BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

BRAD'S BACK: Sweet Ends Dry Spell, Claims First Win of 2022 at Vado Speedway Park

The Big Cat Earns Milestone 75th Career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Victory

VADO, NM - March 29, 2022 - They say that patience is a virtue, but Brad Sweet was tired of waiting.

While the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series made its long-awaited debut at New Mexico's Vado Speedway Park on Tuesday night, The Big Cat went ahead and made his long-awaited return to victory lane with the Series.

Sweet led all 30 laps at the Vado 3/8-mile but had to fend off a fury of challenges from Sheldon Haudenschildthroughout lap traffic to win the inaugural race at the state-of-the-art facility.

Amazingly enough, it had been 26 races and seven months since the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 last won a World of Outlaws race at Skagit (WA) Speedway on September 4, 2021. That streak is now snapped and the Grass Valley, CA native hopes this is the momentum his team needs to really begin the run for a fourth consecutive Series championship.

"Yeah, it has felt like forever," Sweet said on the length of his victory lane absence. "We just got stuck points racing last year and didn't take those risks you need to win against these guys. As far as this year though, we've been fast all season and knocking on the door of getting this win. I'm happy for my guys. Eric [Prutzman], Joe [Mooney], and Andrew [Bowman] have been working hard, now we're gonna get them the wins they deserve. This is the time to be getting better."

The added significance in Tuesday's triumph is that Sweet reached a milestone 75th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win. He's now only nine wins away from tying Stevie Smith (84) for a spot inside the coveted top-10 on the All-Time Win List.

After qualifying sixth and finishing second in his Heat, Sweet used a perfect DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to put the #49 in prime position to capitalize come showtime. From there, he survived some brief hiccups in lap traffic to make Vado Speedway Park the 42nd track he's won at, while New Mexico became the 21st state he's won in.

"These are honestly some of the hardest ones to win," Sweet added. "Track position is just so key and lap traffic is tough when the track gets like this. It was hard to time the runs, and there was one time when Sheldon came across but luckily enough I was ready. I really didn't want to catch any lappers, I just wanted clean air to control my own mistakes. You have to use your mind as much as you possibly can out there."

Sheldon Haudenschild briefly led for a split second on Lap 7, but never could control the top spot enough to wrangle it away from Sweet. The Wooster, OH native finished only 0.768-seconds behind with a second-place effort for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

"I definitely felt like we were a little quicker in open track," Sheldon commented on the battle with Sweet. "I just didn't have enough speed to clear the slider I needed with how the track was. California was a struggle for us, but [Kyle] Ripper, Stephen [Hamm-Reilly], and Jakob [Weaver] have been working hard to get us back on track. It's amazing how much something as simple as qualifying good and getting in the Dash can help with that extra track time to figure out the car."

For the first time since his season-opening win on February 10, Donny Schatz returned to the podium on Tuesday night. The 10-time Series champion finished up third in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15 after taking a few shots at Sheldon for the second spot.

"These short tracks have not been our strong suit, but we've changed so many things that we're getting it figured out," Schatz mentioned. "I felt better as the race went on and thought we were catching those guys but didn't get there quick enough to be able to capitalize on their mistakes. It's a positive result, though, we'll keep working hard."

Closing out the top-five at Vado Speedway Park was new track record holder James McFadden in fourth-place aboard the Roth Motorsports #83, and David Gravel with a fifth-place run that brings the Big Game Motorsports #2 back to second in the standings.

Rounding out the top-10 on Tuesday night was Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Vado Speedway Park, 3/29/22)

Tuesday's Feature at Vado Speedway Park was only the second of 11 races this season that featured no lead changes.

Brad Sweet's 75th career World of Outlaws win leaves him only nine away from tying Stevie Smith (84) for 10th on the All-Time Win List. Tuesday's win snapped a 26-race dry spell for Sweet, his longest over the last four years.

James McFadden established a new track record by circling Vado's 3/8-mile in 12.215 seconds aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. It's the fourth career Slick Woodys QuickTime Award for the Alice Springs, NT, AUS native.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to James McFadden (24th career), Donny Schatz (492nd career), and Cory Eliason (15th career). Brad Sweet topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his second pole position of the season.

Logan Calderwood (Goodyear, AZ), Lorne Wofford (Alamogordo, NM), Nick Parker (Tucson, AZ), and Brett Becker (Odessa, TX) all qualified for their first World of Outlaws Feature of the season on Tuesday night.

UP NEXT (Fri) - Another 10-hour haul will lead the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to its only stop in Oklahoma this Friday, April 1 at Lawton Speedway. On Saturday, April 2, Devil's Bowl Speedway offers a $20,000 payday in the DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,500]; 4. 83-James McFadden [5][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,500]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston [8][$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [9][$2,200]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [6][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$2,050]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$1,600]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,400]; 13. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [19][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,100]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$1,050]; 16. 6C-Logan Calderwood [17][$1,000]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [12][$1,000]; 18. 6-Bill Rose [16][$1,000]; 19. 7-Lorne Wofford [18][$1,000]; 20. 115-Nick Parker [15][$1,000]; 21. 2B-Brett Becker [21][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 19AZ-Tanner Thorson[+6]

NEW Championship Standings (After 11/85 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,550); 2. David Gravek (-32); 3. Carson Macedo (-34); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-50); 5. Donny Schatz (-106); 6. James McFadden (-106); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (-108); 8. Logan Schuchart (-122); 9. Cory Eliason (-122); 10. Spencer Bayston (-160).

 

 

MIDWESTERN DIRT: Missouri, Illinois & Indiana Highlight April Slate

Upcoming Races at US-36, Lake Ozark, I-55, Tri-City & Tri-State for World of Outlaws

OSBORN, MO - March 29, 2022 - Just like the song, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between.

The Greatest Show on Dirt has already seen Florida's ocean, California's coast, the southwestern desert, and now the Midwest awaits. Following this weekend in Oklahoma and Texas, a three-week swing through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana headline the heart of April's 10-race schedule.

It all starts with a mega Missouri doubleheader on April 8-9, a weekend that truly features the best of both worlds for Sprint Car fanatics. Alongside the winged warriors of the World of Outlaws is the newly-formed Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars presented by Low-E Insulation, a non-wing Series that will create a can't miss weekend at US-36 and Lake Ozark.

The most recent appearance at US-36's 1/4-mile bullring offered the second-closest finish (0.118 seconds) over the last 100 races with Sheldon Haudenschild topping Brad Sweet in an instant classic during the fall of 2020. The Osborn, MO facility is one of six tracks to have seen a nine-second lap (9.84) with the World of Outlaws.

On Saturday, April 9, the Jason Johnson Classic returns to Lake Ozark Speedway as the Series remembers The Ragin' Cajun. Defending winners include Brad Sweet, James McFadden, and David Gravel, but all eyes will be on Carson Macedo attempting to win it aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41.

After that, Pevely's always-exciting Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 hosts the first two of four scheduled trips to the 1/4-mile bullring on April 15-16. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 of Sweet swept both spring races last year, and the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 of Haudenschild swept the Ironman 55 last summer.

The Friday, April 22 slot brings The Greatest Show on Dirt back to Tri-City Speedway for the first time in 14 years. 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz won the most recent appearance at the Granite City, IL 3/8-mile in 2008, which was his fifth of 200+ victories driving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

One of the most unpredictable venues on the schedule returns on Saturday, April 23 with Tri-State Speedway taking center stage. The Haubstadt, IN 1/4-mile paper clip has produced five first-time winners across 42 races, including notables Parker Price-Miller and Carson Short in recent years. Among full-timers, Carson Macedo and David Gravel - both with two wins - are the only ones to conquer the unique facility.

With another week until the next swing starts, Grass Valley, CA's Brad Sweet currently leads the early-season standings in pursuit of his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship. Closely behind him is Carson Macedo (-20), David Gravel (-22), Sheldon Haudenschild (-46), and Giovanni Scelzi (-88), with each of those four claiming two victories apiece as of now.

For fans unable to attend, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

US-36 WINNERS (5 Races): 2 wins - Joey Saldana 1 win - Jac Haudenschild, Jason Meyers, Sheldon Haudenschild

LAKE OZARK WINNERS (9 Races): 2 wins - Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz 1 win - Craig Dollansky, David Gravel, James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Tim Shaffer

I-55 WINNERS (63 Races): 5 wins - Craig Dollansky, Sammy Swindell, Steve Kinser 4 wins - Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild 3 wins - Daryn Pittman, Jac Haudenschild, Joey Saldana 2 wins - Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Jason Meyers, Kyle Larson, Mark Kinser, Rico Abreu, Stevie Smith 1 win - Andy Hillenburg, Bobby Davis Jr, Brad Doty, Brooke Tatnell, Chad Kemenah, Christopher Bell, Danny Lasoski, David Gravel, Jason Sides, Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Paul McMahan, Randy Hannagan, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Tyler Walker

TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY WINNERS (55 Races): 26 wins - Steve Kinser 8 wins - Sammy Swindell 5 wins - Doug Wolfgang 3 wins - Dave Blaney 2 wins - Jac Haudenschild 1 win - Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, Ken Schrader, Kenny Jacobs, Mark Kinser, Paul McMahan, Tim Green, Tyler Walker

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY WINNERS (42 Races): 8 wins - Steve Kinser 5 wins - Sammy Swindell 4 wins - Craig Dollansky 3 wins - Mark Kinser 2 wins - Andy Hillenburg, Carson Macedo, Dave Blaney, David Gravel, Doug Wolfgang, Paul McMahan, Tim Kaeding 1 win - Bobby Davis Jr, Carson Short, Christopher Bell, Gary Wright, Larry Gates, Lee James, Parker Price-Miller, Stevie Smith

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Three Races in New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas for World of Outlaws This Week

Series Debut at Vado, NM & $20,000-to-win at Devil's Bowl Highlights Next Swing

VADO, NM - March 28, 2022 - The return of California's spring swing offered many unforgettable moments over the last three weeks, but now The Greatest Show on Dirt is ready to head east.

A three-race, three-state journey across five nights will give the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series its busiest week of the young season. Along the way are brand new tracks, familiar places, and historical sites where big money is on the line.

It all starts tomorrow Tuesday, March 29 with the first mid-week race of the year at Vado Speedway Park. The newly-created state-of-the-art facility is hosting the Series for the first time on the 3/8-mile and thus bringing the World of Outlaws back to New Mexico for the first time since 2008.

A 10-hour haul to Oklahoma will lead the Series to its first and only appearance in the Sooner State this year, coming on Friday, April 1 at Lawton Speedway. Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing enter as defending winners at the track, topping a race they dominated last fall with the largest margin of victory (5.5 seconds) all season.

The week wraps up on Saturday, April 2 with a $20,000 payday available at the DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. All eyes at the birthplace of the World of Outlaws will be on Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing, who are chasing a fourth-consecutive Ted Johnson Memorial trophy.
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Here's a preview of what to watch for this week on DIRTVision.

NO NOTES: One of the most intriguing aspects of a track hosting the World of Outlaws for the first time ever is that the best sprint car drivers and teams in the world are heading into the night blind. There are no previous races to rely on, no notes to look back at, and no experience to pull from. It's simply who can adapt and figure out Vado's 3/8-mile the fastest.

While none of the full-time teams have ever attended Vado, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz has actually raced at the New Mexico oval in his Dirt Late Model. He participated in the Wild West Shootout earlier this year in January, collecting a pair of top-1o finishes in his personally-owned #15. This time around, he'll be in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 going for this second World of Outlaws win of the season. The Fargo, ND native actually won the most recent race in New Mexico, too, topping the now-closed Hollywood Hills Speedway in 2008.

FOUR-PEAT: The top storyline entering Saturday's DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals is without a doubt Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing, who coincidentally fly the DuraMAX Oil and Drydene Performance Products colors on the #1S.

The Hanover, PA native is going for his fourth straight win at the Mesquite, TX 1/2-mile, the second-longest win streak at the track behind Sammy Swindell's five-in-a-row spell from 1986-87. He's won from a myriad of places in the lineup at Devil's Bowl, topping an April 2019 show from third, the 2020 fall race from fifth, and last year's thriller from eighth.

After starting the year with an average finish of 10.3 and only two top-five finishes, Devil's Bowl couldn't come at a better time for Schuchart and Shark Racing. His next victory would not only put him in the W column in 2022, but it would be his 31st all-time and move him beyond his grandfather and car owner, Bobby Allen.

LAWTON LANDSLIDE: When the World of Outlaws raced at Lawton Speedway last fall it was the biggest beating of the year with Carson Macedo & Jason Johnson Racing winning by 5.573-seconds. That same pairing returns to the Oklahoma 1/4-mile this Friday night with hopes of becoming the first back-to-back winners at the track since Steve Kinser did it in 1982-83.

Another win for the Lemoore, CA native would bring him his Series-best third on the season and propel him to 20 career World of Outlaws wins at the age of 25-years-old.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY: Throughout Brad Sweet's nine years as a full-time Outlaw, The Big Cat had only gone winless in the first 10 races once (2018), until it happened again this season. Don't be fooled, though, the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team is still as consistent as ever, proven by the updated point standings with the three-time and defending champion back on top.

The Grass Valley, CA native is averaging an impressive finish of 3.7 over the last nine events with a Series-best five podiums, eight top-fives, and nine top-10s to his credit. Sweet will have three extra chances this week to park the #49 in victory lane with his best shot arguably coming during Devil's Bowl $20,000 Feature on Saturday at a track he's won at before.

TALKING A BIG GAME: After their unfortunate DNF while racing for the win on Friday at Bakersfield, David Gravelconfidently said he believes Cody Jacobs and Big Game Motorsports are providing the fastest car on tour. He backed that up less than 24 hours later by topping Perris Auto Speedway for his second win of the season.

Falling from the top to third in the early-season standings, the Watertown, CT native is extra motivated to rattle off the wins that he believes Tod Quiring's #2 car deserves. The 71-time World of Outlaws winner will be vying for his first-ever win at Vado, Lawton & Devil's Bowl alike this week.

GASS MONKEY: Of the three states on the agenda this week, only Oklahoma serves as a home state race for one of the 15 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors. In fact, it'll be the first time that Noah Gass of Mounds, OK has raced in his home state since joining full-time to compete for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

The 18-year-old enters a new week following a season-best outing of 18th-place at Bakersfield, where he climbed as high as 13th at one point. It's been a grueling learning curve with new tracks around every corner for the freshest face on tour and crew members Cody Cordell & Robby McQuinn, but the #20G continues to show signs of improvement with each passing night.

NON-PLATINUM PROWESS: Although they're not full-time in 2022 chasing the World of Outlaws championship, Giovanni Scelzi and KCP Racing have certainly shown they're capable of doing so in the future if they choose to. Through the opening 10 nights of a scheduled 60+ races with the Series, Scelzi currently ranks fifth in the standings and is among the leaders in many statistical categories.

The Fresno, CA native picked up two wins at Tulare and Bakersfield during the three-week west coast swing to his home state of California and will follow the Series back east aboard the Aspen Aire #18. Since joining forces with crew chief Dylan Buswell, the 20-year-old star has stepped up his game with three wins in the Series' last 15 races.

LAST CHANCE: Each race this week represents the final opportunity for fans in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to see The Greatest Show on Dirt in their home states. Barring any last-minute additions to the schedule, Vado (NM), Lawton (OK), and Devil's Bowl (TX) will be the last appearances in each state for the 2022 season.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, March 29 at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, NM
Friday, April 1 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK
Saturday, April 2 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (10/85 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (1,400 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-20 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-22 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-46 PTS); 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-88 PTS); 6. 83-James McFadden (-98 PTS); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (-100 PTS); 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-104 PTS); 9. 26-Cory Eliason (-106 PTS); 10. 5-Spencer Bayston (-148 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (6 Drivers):
2 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (13 Drivers):
71 laps – David Gravel
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
30 laps - Carson Macedo
28 laps – Brad Sweet
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
23 laps - Spencer Bayston
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi
8 laps – James McFadden
1 lap - Corey Day

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (8 Drivers):
2 QuickTimes - David Gravel, Carson Macedo
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (17 Drivers):
5 Heat Wins - David Gravel
4 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, James McFadden
2 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
1 Heat Win – Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (26 Drivers):
8 Dashes - David Gravel
6 Dashes - Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
5 Dashes – Carson Macedo
4 Dashes – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
3 Dashes – James McFadden, Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day
1 Dash – Logan Schuchart, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (7 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins - Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (5 Drivers):
3 Hard Chargers - Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
2 Hard Chargers - James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers - Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz

PODIUM FINISHES (13 Drivers):
5 Podiums – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
3 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Corey Day
1 Podium – Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

TOP 10 FINISHES (25 Drivers):
9 Top 10s - Brad Sweet
8 Top 10s - Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild
7 Top 10s – Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi,
6 Top 10s – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Cory Eliason
4 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Tyler Courtney, Rico Abreu
3 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
2 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (2)
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / David Gravel (2)
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM
12. Fri, April 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK
13. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX
14. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
15. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
16. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
17. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
18. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
19. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
20. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
21. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
22. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
23. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
24. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
25. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
26. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
27. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
28. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
29. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
30. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
31. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
32. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
33. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
34. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
35. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
36. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
37. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
38. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
40. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
41. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
42. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
43. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
44. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
45. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
46. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
49. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
50. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
51. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
52. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
53. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
54. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
55. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
56. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
57. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
69. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
60. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
61. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
63. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
64. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
65. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
66. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
68. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
69. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
70. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
71. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
72. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
73. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
74. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
75. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
76. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
77. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
78. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
79. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
80. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
81. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
82. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
83. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
84. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

WHO TO EXPECT: Xtreme Outlaw Midgets to Debut at Farmer City's Illini 100 This Weekend

Racing Friday & Saturday Alongside World of Outlaws Late Models on DIRTVision

FARMER CITY, IL - March 28, 2022 - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation had its turn in February, now the history-making is in the hands of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Racing this weekend.

In conjunction with the POWRi Midgets, the new Series will come to life this Friday and Saturday, April 1-2 at Farmer City (IL) Raceway's iconic Illini 100. The mighty midgets will battle for a pair of $4,000-to-win Features to kickstart the 12-race season on DIRTVision.

A fleet of 12 teams and drivers have already committed to chasing the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship in 2022. They'll be joined by a handful of POWRi regulars and Illini invaders this weekend at Farmer City's 1/4-mile bullring.

The inclusion of the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series in this weekend's program makes it the best of both worlds for open-wheel and fendered fans alike.

Here are some of the stars and cars you can expect to see this weekend at Farmer City:

Chad Boat is bringing a trio of CB Industries entries from North Carolina to not only chase an Illini 100 victory but the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship as well. He'll have teenagers Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA), Dominic Gorden (Clovis, CA), and Jace Park (Overland Park, KS) at the wheel of his Toyota-powered machines.

Toyota Racing powerhouse Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports is set to bring a staggering six cars to the Xtreme Outlaw Midget debut with Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, KS) in the #01, Taylor Reimer (Bixby, OK) in the #25, Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, OK) in the #71, Mariah Ede (Fresno, CA) in the #71E, Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, TX) in the #97, and Kaidon Brown (Sydney, NSW) in the #97K.

Dave Mac Motorsports will have a foursome of Toyota-powered Midgets this weekend with both Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) and J.J. Loss (Parsons, KS) committed to chasing the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship, along with Kevin Woody (Victor, NY) and Austin Barnhill (Wilmington, NC) joining the fleet this weekend for the Illini 100.

Bundy Built Motorsports is a two-car tandem traveling to Farmer City Raceway with Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) and Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC) piloting the #9 and #19 rides.

Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, MO will begin his championship chase aboard the Pannell Chipping, James Hodge Auto Group, Smith Equipment #11A this weekend. The 2012 POWRi Midget champion is looking for his first national title in a decade by joining the new Series.

Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports will field teenager Hayden Reinbold (Chandler, AZ) in the #19AZ for all 12 races throughout the Xtreme Outlaw Midget season. Emilio Hoover (Broken Arrow, OK) will pilot the Steve Reynolds-owned Ripper #21 with veteran crew chief Flea Ruzic on the wrenches for the defending POWRi West Midget champion.

Chase McDermand (Springfield, IL) has the pleasure of wheeling the Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40 in the first two of 12 races on DIRTVision this weekend. The Gray Auto #06 will hit the track with 15-year-old Rylan Gray (Greenfield, IL) opening his pursuit of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship.

Trifecta Motorsports is sending Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX) on the road with crew chief Bobby Milliser to begin the Xtreme Outlaw Midget title quest this weekend at Farmer City. Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL) has continually raised eyebrows in the national midget ranks and makes his next step by chasing the Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship this year in his family-owned #21K.

Of currently committed full-time teams, Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, CA) rounds out the group aboard the Griffiths Motorsports #75AU. Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO) is also expected to compete for the win this weekend in his #50 machine.

A practice night on Thursday, March 31 is open to all teams from 6-9pm.

The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series format includes Group Qualifying, a Heat Race inversion, and combined points lining up the Last Chance Showdown and Feature races.

You can watch every lap of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series debut LIVE on DIRTVision and follow along with lineups, results, live timing, points, and more on the MyRacePass app.

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Toyota (Presenting sponsor of the Midgets Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier) and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, K1 Race Gear, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.

 

 

ZERO TO HERO: David Gravel & Big Game Motorsports Rebound with Perris Auto Speedway Victory

Gravel & Macedo Offer Five Lead Changes in Exciting SoCal Showdown

PERRIS, CA - March 26, 2022 - Any of the 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions will tell you that the ability to battle adversity is crucial in climbing the mountaintop.

If you're one of the best, you're certainly going to experience a fair share of glorious moments over the course of a 90-race schedule, but you're not exempt from the bumps in the road. It's about how you handle those moments that define your season.

On Saturday, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports passed their first true test of the season with flying colors. From on the wrecker with a junked race car at 10pm Friday night to basking in victory lane's confetti at 10pm on Saturday, the #2 boys excelled with an A+ bounce back.

"This feels really good," a relieved Gravel said post-race. "I feel like we've been in contention to win every race this year but maybe one, so to have a 15th & 23rd following that start to the season was a bit depressing. We knew we were fast every night, but the results just didn't show for it. These guys busted their asses today to make this possible. They woke up super early, built this new car, and it all paid off."

A 7am alarm clock and all-day effort from Cody Jacobs, Trey Bowman, and Zach Patterson eventually led to the new car being finished just before hot laps. From there, Gravel took the wheel and did what he does best - timing in second, winning the heat, and topping a wild 30-lapper at Perris Auto Speedway.

To seal the deal on the rewarding comeback, Gravel was forced to manage a race that featured the most lead changes this season. He and Carson Macedo swapped the top spot on five occasions, including a pair of sliders on Lap 28 as things got heated. The Watertown, CT native then survived a green-white-checkered to bank his 71st career win and second of the 2022 season.

"When the #41 slid me like that I was ready to go and I was gonna give it right back at him," Gravel commented on his battle with Macedo. "Those cautions were killing me, but it all worked out. These guys had to strip down the junked car, build this kit car today, and I'm glad I can reward them with a win. We deserved this win."

Finishing second for the second-straight night was Corey Day, a teenager who continues to steal headlines across the nation. On Friday, he set the record for youngest runner-up in World of Outlaws history at 16 years, 3 months, 27 days. On Saturday, he took to the PAS 1/2-mile one day wiser and backed up his performance with another P2 effort against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

The Clovis, CA native and prodigy of two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers dealt with his own slice of adversity, too. Contact with Macedo at the start of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash sent the #14 flipping before he even had a shot to race for the pole position. After repairs were made, Day started sixth in the Feature and drove forward to earn his second podium in his third-career start.

"Running second against the Outlaws is cool enough, but then to do it two nights in a row is crazy," said Corey, the son of former west coast sprint car star Ronnie Day. "I watch these guys on DIRTvision every single week and try to learn as much as possible, especially when I'm racing against them. I messed up that last restart again like I did last night, but it's a teaching moment."

Finishing third was Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. He paced the opening seven laps on Saturday, then again controlled laps 9-12, and briefly commanded lap 28, but ultimately took the final step of the podium.

Going for his 20th career win - 5th in his home state of California - Macedo was all over Gravel for the win until a tiny mistake sent the Phil Dietz prepared machine over the cushion and backward at the white flag. It's their third podium in 10 races as JJR continues to build a championship-contending operation.

"To win these Outlaw races you can't make any mistakes, and I made too many tonight," Macedo admitted on the frontstretch. "I felt strong early on, but definitely stalled out when I hit traffic. It's so tough to be the leader in those situations because you just don't know where to go. I threw a couple of things at David, but couldn't land them right in front of him. I just need to get a little sharper."

Closing out the top-five on Saturday night was championship leader Brad Sweet in fourth-place aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, and Sheldon Haudenschild with a west coast best of fifth-place in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Rounding out the top-10 at Perris was D.J. Netto in the Netto Ag #88N, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26, and Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Perris Auto Speedway, 3/27/22)

David Gravel's 71st career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him to one away from tying Jac Haudenschild for 12th on the All-Time Win List. He's only 13 wins away from reaching Stevie Smith (84) to enter the top-10.

James McFadden was a contender for the win all throughout Saturday's 30-lapper in the Roth Motorsports #83. The Australian was running second and tracking down David Gravel for the lead on Lap 26 when a right rear issue sent him to the pit area with a 22nd-place DNF.

Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, CA was in the hunt for his first-career World of Outlaws win before causing the final caution of the night. He was running third in the Scelzi Enterprises #41S and battling for second with Day & Macedo before spinning in turn two on the last lap.

Carson Macedo collected his 10th career Slick Woody's QuickTime Award by circling Perris Auto Speedway in 14.125 seconds. He and David Gravel are the only drivers to top qualifying on multiple occasions through 10 races. NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Corey Day (1st career), David Gravel (187th career), and James McFadden (23rd career).

Macedo topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, while Logan Schuchart won the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown and followed that with a KSE Hard Charger Award by running 12th-from-19th.

UP NEXT (Tues) - After three weeks in California, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now begins the journey back east. The Greatest Show on Dirt has a busy week with three races including stops at Vado (NM) Speedway Park on Tuesday, March 29, Lawton (OK) Speedway on Friday, April 1, and Devil's Bowl (TX) on Saturday, April 2.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (31 Laps, GWC) - 1. 2-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 14-Corey Day [6][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,500]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [5][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [8][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [13][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,400]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$1,200]; 14. 24X-Chase Johnson [16][$1,100]; 15. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [20][$1,050]; 16. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 18. 88-Austin McCarl [21][$1,000]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 20. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [23][$1,000]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4][$1,000]; 22. 83-James McFadden [3][$1,000]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,000]; 24. 91R-Brody Roa [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-7, 9-12, 28; David Gravel 8, 13-27, 29-31. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 10/85 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,400); 2. Carson Macedo (-20); 3. David Gravel (-22); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-46); 5. Giovanni Scelzi (-88); 6. James McFadden (-98); 7. Donny Schatz (-100); 8. Logan Schuchart (-104); 9. Cory Eliason (-106); 10. Spencer Bayston (-148).

 

 

OPPORTUNISTIC: California's Giovanni Scelzi Capitalizes for Bakersfield Win

16-year-old Corey Day is Youngest Runner-Up in World of Outlaws History

BAKERSFIELD, CA - March 25, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars returned to Bakersfield Speedway for the first time since 2018 on Friday night and offered an unpredictable share of chaos at the front and dramatic storylines at the end.

From a race-altering crash to a record-breaking run, The Greatest Show on Dirt quickly made up for four years of absent action from the California 1/3-mile.

Ultimately, Fresno's Giovanni Scelzi topped the 35-lapper for his second victory over a span of two weeks in his home state. The KCP Racing #18 pilot used the "I'd rather be lucky than good" method to score his fifth career World of Outlaws win at 20 years old.

The kid they call Hot Sauce was running fourth early on when mayhem struck as top-three runners Spencer Bayston, David Gravel, and Rico Abreu were all collected in a turn-three crash with Sheldon Haudenschild on Lap 8. Scelzi narrowly missed joining the carnage and escaped to assume the lead, knowing he had to finish the job at that point.

"It's one thing to be in the Dash and put yourself in the hunt, but when something that lucky happens with all three of those guys crashing you have to take advantage of it," Scelzi said on the rare incident. "These races are hard enough to win as they are, so when you get the opportunity essentially thrown in your lap you have to seal the deal. I'm still baffled at how that happened. I've never had something go that far my way that quickly."

Scelzi's score didn't come without an ironic challenge, though, as he was forced to battle Corey Day of Clovis, CA, who would've broken Giovanni's own record for being the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history had he won. In his fourth-ever appearance and second-career start with the Series, Day timed in fourth, ran second in his Heat, made the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and capitalized when it mattered most.

The teenage prodigy of two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers officially led Lap 10 and hounded Scelzi for much of the race while battling off other champions like Brad Sweet & Donny Schatz. He ultimately finished second and joined his father Ronnie Day as a podium finisher with the Series.

At 16 years, 3 months, 27 drivers, Day became the youngest runner-up and podium finisher in the storied 45-year history of the World of Outlaws.

"It's a dream to be here racing with the Outlaws," Day said following a standing ovation. "My goal for the past five years or so has to one day beat Gio's record for the youngest winner in history and this is a step in the right direction. Things definitely fell our way, but nonetheless, I think we proved we can compete with these guys tonight."

Brad Sweet, 36, was the veteran mainstay keeping one extra young gun off the podium at Bakersfield. He charged from eight-to-third for a third-straight podium finish aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Albeit winless, The Big Cat has used unrivaled consistency to take over the points lead for the first time this year as he vies for a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship in 2022.

"These kids are getting younger and younger, yet still doing better and better," the Grass Valley, CA native spoke on the youth movement. "It's cool to watch this next generation develop, you know I used to be these kids up here. As far as myself, a bit disappointed. We need to figure a few things out be it car or driver and get back to our winning ways. We avoided a lot of carnage, though, so there's always a positive."

Rounding out the top-five on Friday night was Lemoore, CA's Carson Macedo in fourth-place aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41, and Australia's James McFadden with his second KSE Hard Charger Award thanks to a huge 22nd-to-fifth run in the Roth Motorsports #83.

Closing out the top-10 at Bakersfield was Donny Schatz (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15), Cory Eliason(Rudeen Racing #26), Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing #1S), Kerry Madsen (Roth Motorsports #83JR), and Jacob Allen (Shark Racing #1A).

Beyond the top-10, Spencer Bayston (16th), Rico Abreu (17th), and David Gravel (23rd) went from battling for the win to battling to make it out of the work area following their early-race crash. It was a heartbreak for all involved.

"I didn't see how it started, but I was already committed and it was just too late," Bayston, who was leading, said afterward. "You always think you could've done something different, but I don't know if we could have avoided that. It's just a bummer. One of these front-row starting spots is gonna pay off. We're doing our part, that win is coming soon."

"That's the harsh reality of the World of Outlaws, really racing in general," Gravel noted. "We just had nowhere to go. We're really fast. I truly believe we're the fastest car on tour right now. We're doing our job, we've just been stuck with these two unfortunate events in a row. We'll come back tomorrow just as prepared and keep fighting. It's a long year." NOS NOTEBOOK (Bakersfield Speedway, 3/25/22)

Giovanni Scelzi's fifth-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him to 61st on the All-Time Win List alongside Danny Wood, Johnny Anderson, Brian Paulus, Brad Furr, Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, and Christopher Bell.

Scelzi (20) and Day (16) made up the youngest 1-2 finish in World of Outlaws history. Any victory for Corey prior to September 18 would break Giovanni's record (16 years, 10 months, 0 days) as the youngest winner in Series history.

Although not full-time members, Scelzi & KCP Racing are now tied for the most wins (2), have led the most laps (55), and currently sit sixth in the points (-74). Without platinum status, they forgo perks such as incentives, tow money, and points fund, while skipping a handful of races throughout the year.

California natives Chase Johnson (Penngrove) and D.J. Netto (Hanford) qualified for their first NOS Energy Drink Features of the 2022 season at Bakersfield.

David Gravel earned his 91st career Slick Woody's QuickTime Award and second of the season by circling Bakersfield in 10.754 seconds. Gravel, Scelzi & Abreu also won NOS Energy Drink Heat Races. Bayston topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to claim his second pole position of 2022.

UP NEXT (Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude a five-race swing through California tomorrow on Saturday, March 26 with the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [3][$10,000]; 2. 14-Corey Day [6][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$3,500]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [9][$2,800]; 5. 83-James McFadden [22][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,300]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [13][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$2,000]; 11. 17W-Shane Golobic [18][$1,600]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$1,400]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$1,200]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,100]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,050]; 16. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$1,000]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [21][$1,000]; 19. 88-Austin McCarl [15][$1,000]; 20. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [16][$1,000]; 21. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [19][$1,000]; 22. 24X-Chase Johnson [24][$1,000]; 23. 2-David Gravel [2][$1,000]; 24. 88N-DJ Netto [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-8; Giovanni Scelzi 9, 11-35; Corey Day 10. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-James McFadden[+17]

NEW Championship Standings (After 9/85 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,258); 2. Carson Macedo (-22); 3. David Gravel (-30); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-44); 5. James McFadden (-62); 6. Giovanni Scelzi (-74); 7. Donny Schatz (-88); 8. Logan Schuchart (-88); 9. Cory Eliason (-96); 10. Spencer Bayston (-140).

 

 

DuraMAX Drydene sponsoring Devil's Bowl, Lincoln Speedway Sprint Car events

CONCORD, NC – March 24, 2022 – Two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events will be taken to the max this year with the DuraMAX Drydene joining as the title sponsor.

The April 2 event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway will be the DuraMAX Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals and the May 11 event at Lincoln Speedway will be the DuraMAX Drydene Gettysburg Clash.

“RelaDyne is pleased to continue its involvement with the World of Outlaws as entitlement partner at these signature events and associate both our DuraMAX and Drydene brands with them,” said Dan Oehler, EVP of Marketing and Ecommerce. “The DuraMAX Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals and DuraMAX Drydene Gettysburg Clash are ideal platforms to showcase brands of oil built upon pillars of technology and performance for personal cars, trucks, or SUVs in the DuraMAX line, as well as oils for off-road, on-road, industrial or commercial fleet using Drydene. We are excited to have a major presence at iconic dirt tracks like Devil’s Bowl Speedway and Lincoln Speedway and being part of The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Both events play a significant role in the 90-plus 2022 Sprint Car schedule.

Devil’s Bowl, in Mesquite, TX, is the birthplace of the World of Outlaws, dating back to 1978. The event will be the first big payday of the year with the DuraMAX Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals set to pay $20,000 to the winner. Logan Schuchart, driver of the DuraMAX Drydene #1s car, won the last three visits to the half-mile track.

Then, the DuraMAX Drydene Gettysburg Clash will kick off the illustrious World of Outlaws versus PA Posse battle for 2022. The historic feud between the stars of the Series and Pennsylvania local drivers has been dominated by the Outlaws for the last few years, including the last two years at Lincoln Speedway, in Abbottstown, PA. Three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet won last year and Sheldon Haudenschild won in 2021. It’s a home state race for Schuchart, as well.

For tickets to the two DuraMAX Drydene events, visit WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

If you can’t make it to either track, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Bakersfield & Perris Conclude California Swing This Weekend

California Natives Eyeing Clean Sweep of Home State

BAKERSFIELD, CA - March 22, 2022 - A three-week stay on the west coast wraps up this weekend for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with one more doubleheader.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is returning to a pair of race tracks for the first time in more than three years, one located in the San Joaquin Valley and one in the heart of Southern California. The 1/3-mile oval at Bakersfield Speedway has first dibs with a Friday night under the lights, while Perris Auto Speedway takes center stage in Saturday's SoCal Showdown.

Through three races, California's homegrown talent has shined bright with Fresno's Giovanni Scelzi, Elk Grove's Kyle Larson, and Lemoore's Carson Macedo combining to claim all three World of Outlaws races to this point for their home state. Golden State fans have seen exciting action around every corner between Gio's survival of a Thunderbowl thriller, Larson's drive through the field at Tulare, and Macedo's denial of Sweet in a bullring battle.

More of the same intense racing will be seen on DIRTVision this weekend for fans unable to attend in person.
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Here's what to watch for:

GOLDEN STATE GANG: The state of California has hosted 403 World of Outlaws Features dating back to the Series' inaugural season in 1978, and is currently amid their greatest streak ever. Natives of the Golden State have won four consecutive World of Outlaws races in their home state, an all-time record spanning 45 seasons, 19 tracks, and 66 total winners.

The aforementioned Scelzi, Larson & Macedo (2) are responsible for the current streak, but a host of other Californians hope to add their name to the list this weekend.

A quick look at the many contenders that could extend the streak is Grass Valley's Brad Sweet, Fresno's Dominic Scelzi, St. Helena's Rico Abreu, Visalia's Cory Eliason, Roseville's Colby Copeland, Clovis' Corey Day, Fremont's Shane Golobic, Hanford's Mitchell Faccinto, and Lincon's Tanner Carrick, among others.

READY TO POUNCE: For only the third time in nine full-time seasons, Brad Sweet didn't score a World of Outlaws win within the opening five races; and depending on this weekend, he could go winless within the first 10 races for the first time ever. In total, it's been 24 races since The Big Cat last won on September 4, 2021 at Skagit (WA), his longest victory lane drought in more than four years prior to his three championship seasons.

Albeit absent in the W column, the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 has still been as consistent as ever. They boast an average finish of 3.8 over the last seven races and currently ride back-to-back runner-up finishes into the weekend. The defending Series champion is a proven frontrunner at both venues on deck, winning previously at Bakersfield and finishing as high as second at Perris.

BACK TO REALITY: After an extraordinary start to the 2022 campaign with seven-straight top-seven finishes, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports finally saw their first misfortune with a work area trip while running sixth and a subsequent 15th-place finish at Merced. As a result, the Watertown, CT native saw his championship advantage slim down to +10 points over Brad Sweet ahead of the final weekend in California.

On the bright side, Gravel has enjoyed success at both tracks on the schedule this weekend. He's a former podium finisher at Bakersfield and owns a 2017 SoCal Showdown victory at Perris.

TROUBLE IN PERRIS: Throughout Donny Schatz's 26 seasons as a full-time World of Outlaws star, the Fargo, ND native has seen hundreds of race tracks and won at nearly 100 of them - 88 to be exact. However, the 10-time Series champion still remains winless at two facilities with 20+ starts, and he returns to one of those this Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown.

Schatz has raced at PAS on 21 occasions with an average finish of 11.50 to his credit but has turned it around lately with six-straight top-seven finishes including a career-best finish of third at the Perris, CA 1/2-mile. Having never won at either Bakersfield or Perris, Schatz has a fresh shot at redemption this week following three-straight finishes outside of the top-10 in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15.

HARD CHARGIN' HAUD: Sheldon Haudenschild's fourth-place position in the standings can evenly be attributed to his early success with two victories, but also his never-day-die attitude proven by his Series-best +45 positions gained. When not celebrating with a NOS Energy Drink in victory lane, the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 driver is most likely rebounding in the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown and driving through the field to collect a Series-best three KSE Hard Charger Awards.

Based on past success, it's likely you see the Wooster, OH native return to the front of the field this weekend. He's the defending winner at Bakersfield (an impressive 9th-to-1st drive) and owns results of third and sixth in two trips to the Perris 1/2-mile.

ROTH RIDE(S): In less than three months, Dennis Roth will be enshrined into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. After three decades of fielding winning machines, the Central California car owner is still yet to slow down. As the Series concludes the spring swing in his home state, a pair of Roth racers have a chance to add more records to Dennis & Teresa's banners.

A win from either full-timer James McFadden (#83) or ringer Kerry Madsen (#83JR) would make them the 15th driver to win a World of Outlaws race (most all-time) with Roth Motorsports. It would also be the 99th career win for Dennis Roth as he patiently awaits becoming the sixth car owner in Series history to reach 100 wins.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 25 at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, CA
Saturday, March 26 at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA

On the Internet
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Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (8/85 Nights):
1. 2-David Gravel (1,124 PTS); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (-10 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-30 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-32 PTS); 5. 83-James McFadden (-64 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-68 PTS); 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-90 PTS); 8. 15-Donny Schatz (-92 PTS); 9. 26-Cory Eliason (-98 PTS); 10. 5-Spencer Bayston (-124 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (6 Drivers):
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
1 win – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (12 Drivers):
52 laps – David Gravel
29 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
28 laps – Brad Sweet
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
18 laps – Carson Macedo
17 laps – Kyle Larson
15 laps – Spencer Bayston
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi
8 laps – James McFadden

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (8 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
4 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
3 Heat Wins – David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, James McFadden, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
1 Heat Win – Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (24 Drivers):
6 Dashes - David Gravel, Brad Sweet
5 Dashes – Jacob Allen
4 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
3 Dashes – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen
1 Dash – Brock Zearfoss, Logan Schuchart, Anthony Macri, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (5 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins - Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (5 Drivers):
3 Hard Chargers - Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers - Logan Schuchart
1 Hard Chargers - Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, James McFadden

PODIUM FINISHES (12 Drivers):
4 Podiums – David Gravel, Brad Sweet
3 Podiums – Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Giovanni Scelzi
1 Podium – Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

TOP 10 FINISHES (23 Drivers):
7 Top 10s – David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Giovanni Scelzi
5 Top 10s – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz
4 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Tyler Courtney, Rico Abreu
3 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Kyle Larson
2 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, Kerry Madsen

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / Carson Macedo (2)
9. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA
10. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA
11. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM
12. Fri, April 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK
13. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX
14. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
15. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
16. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
17. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
18. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
19. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
20. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
21. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
22. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
23. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
24. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
25. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
26. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
27. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
28. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
29. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
30. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
31. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
32. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
33. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
34. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
35. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
36. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
37. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
38. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
40. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
41. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
42. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
43. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
44. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
45. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
46. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
49. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
50. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
51. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
52. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
53. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
54. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
55. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
56. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
57. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
69. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
60. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
61. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
63. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
64. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
65. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
66. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
68. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
69. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
70. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
71. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
72. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
73. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
74. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
75. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
76. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
77. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
78. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
79. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
80. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
81. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
82. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
83. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
84. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

EAST BOUND & DOWN: Vado, Lawton & Devil's Bowl to Follow West Coast Swing for World of Outlaws

Final Appearances of 2022 in New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

VADO, NM - March 22, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars have a long way to go, and a short time to get there.

Following the conclusion of the California swing this weekend, The Greatest Show on Dirt has a 10-hour haul to find the first-midweek show of the year, and then another 10-hour drive from there to hit the weekend destination as April begins.

It's a three-race trip through three states over five days with some historical significance along the way.

Included in next week's schedule is the debut of New Mexico's Vado Speedway Park on Tuesday, March 29, the Series' only visit to Oklahoma at Lawton Speedway on Friday, April 1, and a $20,000 payday in the DuraMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, April 2.

Leading the charge into the week is current championship leader David Gravel aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT native is enjoying the spoils of controlling the points for the first time in his career thanks to a stellar start to 2022 with one win and six top-fives through the opening eight races. The 29-year-old star will be going for his first win at both Lawton and Devil's Bowl, and particularly loves visiting new venues like Vado.

"I think it's great for our Series and our sport to venture out and give these new places a chance," Gravel said. "Especially when it comes to a place like Vado, I think everything we've seen has shown this is a state-of-the-art facility we're heading into. I'm excited to meet a bunch of new fans and keep the momentum rolling with our team."

The beauty of a brand new track means the best Sprint Car drivers and teams in the world will be unloading at Vado with a clean sheet and no notes to reference. However, it's not entirely new to 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver has competed at the Vado 3/8-mile in his dirt late model but has yet to rip around the joint in his Ford Performance, Carquest #15.

Schatz, along with Gravel, will be eyeing his first win at Lawton Speedway when the Series visits the Sooner State for the first and only time in 2022 on Friday, April 1. Lemoore, CA native Carson Macedo, who has already recorded two wins this year with Jason Johnson Racing, enters as the defending winner at the Oklahoma oval.

That Friday night April Fools showdown will mark the only home state race for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, Noah Gass. The Mounds, OK 18-year-old has continued to commit to the Series' steep learning curve and could potentially use his run back home as a momentum booster to his first-career top-10 finish.

"You know Lawton is still kind of unfamiliar territory being three hours from my house, but it will still be nice to be back in Oklahoma and around friends and family again," Gass said. "It's been a tough, but rewarding season so far. There's nothing easy about racing at new tracks every night all while going against the best Sprint Car drivers in the world."

On Saturday, April 2, the World of Outlaws awaits a $20,000-to-win showdown at the DurMAX/Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals. It's a homecoming of sorts at Devil's Bowl Speedway, the site of the first-ever race in Series history on March 18, 1978. Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet are both former winners in Mesquite, TX, but one man in specific has ruled the 1/2-mile of late.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA enters with three consecutive wins at Devil's Bowl aboard the Shark Racing, DuraMAX, Drydene #1S. The 30-time World of Outlaws winner will pass his grandfather Bobby Allen on the All-Time Win List with his next victory and still has Sammy Swindell's Devil's Bowl record of five-straight wins within sight.

"There's just something magical about that place," Schuchart spoke on Devil's Bowl. "I really appreciate the history of our sport and Devil's Bowl is kind of like hallowed grounds to me when you think of the first-ever World of Outlaws race. We've really hit our stride there and hopefully can keep that streak going next week. Every race is important, but you always feel a little extra motivation when you see more money on the line."

Other full-time Outlaws to watch next week include Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17, James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83, and Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, among others.

That’s only a small preview of the many contenders in action next week. For fans unable to attend, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY WINNERS (91 races): 19 wins - Sammy Swindell 16 wins - Steve Kinser 6 wins - Mark Kinser 5 wins - Gary Wright 4 wins - Danny Lasoski 3 wins - Andy Hillenburg, Bobby Davis Jr, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Joey Saldana, Logan Schuchart 2 wins - Dave Blaney, Jeff Swindell, Ron Shuman, Shane Stewart, Stevie Smith 1 win - Bobby Allen, Brad Doty, Brad Furr, Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Danny Smith, Jason Johnson, Jimmy Boyd, Tim Green, Tyler Walker

LAWTON SPEEDWAY WINNERS (10 races): 3 wins - Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell 1 win - Carson Macedo, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Swindell, Rick Ferkel

 

 

RAINED OUT: Persistent Showers Force Cancellation of Saturday's Show at Ocean Speedway

World of Outlaws West Coast Swing Concludes Next Week at Bakersfield & Perris

WATSONVILLE, CA - March 19, 2022 - An early morning storm parlayed with persistent showers throughout the day has forced the cancellation of Saturday's World of Outlaws race at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. The event will not be rescheduled.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to Saturday's event at Ocean will receive a face-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If credit to your account does not work for you, then you have until April 19 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com if you have further questions.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now turns their attention to concluding the spring swing through California next weekend with stops at Bakersfield Speedway (Friday, March 25) and Perris Auto Speedway(Saturday, March 26).

The Greatest Show on Dirt has another four dates in the Golden State this fall with trips to Silver Dollar Speedway (Sept. 9-10), Keller Auto Speedway (Sept. 16), and Placerville Speedway (Sept. 17) on the schedule.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both nights live on DIRTVision – either online or with the DIRTVision App.

 

 

CALI CREW: Carson Macedo Denies Brad Sweet for Home State Win at Merced Speedway

California Natives Sweep Podium with Macedo (1st), Sweet (2nd), Scelzi (3rd)

MERCED, CA - March 19, 2022 - For the third time in three nights of the west coast swing, a Californian walked away with the win; only this time, it was a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver getting the job done.

In true bullring fashion, Merced Speedway ended an eight-year absence from The Greatest Show on Dirt and promptly delivered a spectacular battle for the win between Lemoore's Carson Macedo, Grass Valley's Brad Sweet, and Fresno's Giovanni Scelzi.

Friday's 35-lapper officially saw two lead changes but featured off-the-charts action from green-to-checkered. Among many highlights included Scelzi's top-shelf pass for the lead, an intense lap traffic battle at the front, and several sliders shared by Macedo & Sweet.

Ultimately, the 25-year-old rising star (Macedo) welcomed every attack that the 36-year-old wily veteran (Sweet) threw his way in the late stages. The Big Cat tossed several scenarios his way, forcing Macedo to cross over, stay in it, and make every difficult decision you could imagine while manhandling a 900+ horsepower beast.

The duo was ultra-close as the white flag waved, but Macedo slightly gapped Sweet to cross the finish line ahead by 0.559-seconds. The victory marks his second win of the season aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41, and brings Macedo to 19 career World of Outlaws wins with four of those coming in California.

"Wow, California Sprint Car Racing is awesome," Macedo shouted. "It doesn't get any better than bullrings like this. I was pushing it so damn hard those last 8-10 laps. I can't tell you how nervewracking it is in lap traffic like that while you still have to battle for the lead. It's a fine line between being aggressive enough to split cars, but patient enough to not give the win away.

"Racing at home is always so special. We're not exactly down by Lemoore, but this is only an hour away and I still had so many people close to me make the drive up to support us. I'm thankful for every single one of these wins, especially ones like this."

For the second time in as many races, Brad Sweet was again the bridesmaid, not the bride. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 controlled the opening 21 laps of the 35-lapper, but the final restart of the race spelled doom for the three-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion.

Choosing the inside on a double-file restart allowed Macedo to fire off on the outside and zoom by Sweet, and then go on the defense. The moment snatched The Big Cat's 75th career win away and extended their dry spell to 24 consecutive races without a win.

"That's my fault for choosing the bottom," Sweet admitted. "I had a few shots at him there near the end, and I definitely think we had a better car. A little bit of rubber came in and kind of took away the technical aspect of it. You have to be perfect to win these Outlaw races, though, so we just need to get a little better."

Rounding out Friday's California podium sweep was Fresno's Giovanni Scelzi aboard the KCP Racing #18. The 20-year-old shot by Sweet to take the lead on a Lap 13 restart, but a poorly timed caution negated the pass and hurt his chances at a second win in three races.

"I hate getting beat like that," Scelzi said. "I got out-raced fair and square. The yellow didn't help, but man that sucks. I was hoping they would slow each other down and get me back in the hunt, but I can't be too disappointed. We have a great car, great crew, and we're only getting better."

Closing out the top-five was a pair of Indiana natives with Indianapolis' Tyler Courtney in fourth aboard Kevin Kozlowski's #57W and Lebanon's Spencer Bayston in fifth with the CJB Motorsports #5.

Other top-10 finishers included Kerry Madsen in sixth in the Roth Enterprises #83JR, Logan Schuchart in seventh in the DuraMAX, Drydene #1S, Dominic Scelzi in eighth in the Scelzi Enterprises #41S, Rico Abreu in ninth in the Rowdy #24, and Sheldon Haudenschild with a KSE Hard Charger Award for driving from 21st-to-10th in the NOS Energy Drink #17.
NOS NOTEBOOK (MERCED – 3/18/22)

Carson Macedo's 19th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory pushes him beyond Brad Doty to reach 31st on the All-Time Win List. Brad Sweet's dry spell is extended to 24 consecutive races since his last victory at Skagit (WA) on September 4, 2021.

Championship leader David Gravel was involved in a Lap 13 crash (running sixth) but rebounded from the work area to salvage a season-worst finish of 15th. He still holds the top spot in the standings with a 10-point margin over Brad Sweet.

10-time Series champion Donny Schatz was collected in a Lap 1 crash and returned from the work area to finish two laps down in 22nd-place. That's three consecutive finishes outside of the top-10 for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 since heading west.

Giovanni Scelzi established a new track record by turning in a lap of 10.057 seconds around Merced Speedway. He became the eighth driver in eight races to earn the Slick Woody's QuickTime Award this season. NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Giovanni Scelzi (19th career), Kerry Madsen (186th career), David Gravel (185th career), and Tyler Courtney (8th career).

Brad Sweet scored the pole position after outrunning Giovanni Scelzi in an exciting side-by-side battle in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Sheldon Haudenschild won his third MicroLite Last Chance Showdown of the year, a Series best mark.

16-year-old Corey Day (Clovis, CA) started his first-career World of Outlaws Feature and drove forward to finish 14th-from-22nd in the Jason Meyers owned #14.

UP NEXT – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series travels to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA tomorrow for a Saturday showdown on March 19. The west coast swing concludes next weekend at Bakersfield Speedway (March 25) and Perris Auto Speedway (March 26). Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every race LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo (6); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (2); 4. 57W-Tyler Courtney (3); 5. 5-Spencer Bayston (7); 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen (8); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (13); 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (10); 9. 24-Rico Abreu (11); 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (21); 11. 26-Cory Eliason (17); 12. 16A-Colby Copeland (15); 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (18); 14. 14-Corey Day (22); 15. 2-David Gravel (5); 16. 17W-Shane Golobic (24); 17. 83-James McFadden (23); 18. 21-Mitchell Faccinto (14); 19. 88-Austin McCarl (20); 20. 1A-Jacob Allen (9); 21. 83T-Tanner Carrick (4); 22. 15-Donny Schatz (16); 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser (19); 24. 2X-Justin Sanders (12).

NEW Championship Standings (After 8/86 Races): 1. David Gravel (1,124); 2. Brad Sweet (-10); 3. Carson Macedo (-30); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-32); 5. James McFadden (-68); 6. Logan Schuchart (-88); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (-90); 8. Donny Schatz (-92); 9. Cory Eliason (-98); 10. Spencer Bayston (-124).


 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws California Swing Continues at Merced & Ocean
 

Both Venues Back on Schedule for First Time in 5+ Years

The California spring swing is officially off & running, and boy is the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series offering some thrillers.

Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway had first dibs last weekend and saw a pair of Golden State natives defend their home turf. Fresno’s Giovanni Scelzi won a frantic Friday Feature and Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson drove forward to top Saturday’s race against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Up next is a pair of bullrings with Merced Speedway on deck this Friday and Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway set for Saturday.

It’s been quite a while since the World of Outlaws visited both venues with the most recent appearances being won by David Gravel at Merced (2014) and Brad Sweet at Ocean (2016). Both of those championship contenders along with 13 other full-time Outlaws and a heap of local superstars will be in action this weekend.
 

Here’s a quick look at what to watch for this weekend:

HUNGRY FOR MORE: There is no denying that the start of David Gravel’s ninth full-time World of Outlaws campaign is the greatest of his career. The Watertown, CT native is firing on all cylinders to kick off his second season with Tod Quiring’s Big Game Motorsports. Through seven races, they’ve finished no worse than seventh with four podiums and six top-five finishes.

However, those stats alone prove why Gravel is hungry for more. He’s led the most laps (52) thus far, but only has one win to show for it. He said following Friday’s second-place effort he’s “getting tired of not being on the top step of the podium.” With one excellent season under their belts, Gravel, Cody Jacobs, Trey Jacobs, and Zach Patterson expect wins and lots of them in year two.

The 29-year-old hopes to score win #2 this Friday night at Merced Speedway, where he enters as the defending winner with a 2014 score.

NOT SO SWEET: It’s hard to believe that it has been over half a year since Brad Sweet won a World of Outlaws race, but it’s true. The Big Cat is currently riding a 23-race drought, his longest dry spell in more than 250 races dating back to a stretch that saw 29 nights without a victory from 2017-18.

That’s not to say the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team is struggling, they’re just barely coming up short of Sweet’s milestone 75th career Series win. Excluding the season opener, the Grass Valley, CA native has an average finish of 4.1 and last weekend upped his season-best to second-place at Tulare. He currently sits second in the standings (-36 to Gravel) with a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship on the line this year.

Sweet has scored wins at both upcoming tracks with an ASCS National Tour victory at Merced in 2020, and he’s the defending World of Outlaws winner at Ocean from 2016.

SUPER SCELZI BROS: The California swing brings not one, but two Scelzi brothers to national attention. Both Dominic (24) and Giovanni (20) led laps last weekend at Tulare, and both will compete in the remaining four World of Outlaws races this month in California.

Giovanni, the youngest of Gary & Julianne’s sons, is already a four-time Series winner with an extra pep in his step following his first Outlaw win in California last week. The KCP Racing #18 driver fended off countless challenges to win Friday’s Feature at Tulare and now turns his attention to his first win at Merced & Ocean this week.

Dominic, the elder of two boys, came closer than ever to scoring his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win. He led nine laps in Saturday’s show before slipping to finish seventh in the Scelzi Motorsports #41.

BUILDING STEAM: Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Bayston led laps in both races last weekend at Tulare, leading back-to-back World of Outlaws Features for the first time in his career. The 23-year-old native of Lebanon, IN is beginning to hit his stride with Crew Chief Barry Jackson and the rest of the CJB Motorsports #5 team.

Bayston, and fellow rookie Noah Gass (Mounds, OK), will make their first appearances at Merced & Ocean this weekend in World of Outlaws competition. However, Bayston does have experience at both tracks from a USAC Midget top-five at Merced to a NARC podium at Ocean.

BOUNCE BACK: Another three full-time World of Outlaws drivers are hoping to bounce back from a rough go at Tulare last weekend.

After finishing 1st-7th-6th-5th-8th through the first five events, Donny Schatz ran 13th & 24th (flip) at Tulare. The 10-time Series champion has won at six different California ovals, but neither Merced or Ocean are on that list. He’ll try to change that this weekend aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA left California as the Gold Cup champion last fall but didn’t find that same luck in his spring debut. Tulare results of 15th & 12th marked his first occurrence of back-to-back finishes outside the top-10 since last summer. The driver of the DuraMAX, Drydene #1S has yet to run a Feature at Merced but did finish second in our last visit to Ocean.

James McFadden had an up-and-down opening weekend in Dennis & Teresa Roth’s home state of California. The Australian was Friday’s KSE Hard Charger (21st-to-6th) but ended the Tulare trip with a 15th-place finish on Saturday after being caught in three different cautions. If all goes well at both Merced & Ocean, J-Mac could reach 100 World of Outlaws top-10 finishes this weekend.

SEASON DEBUT: A trio of Californians who missed out at Tulare are expected to make their season debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend.

Justin Sanders of Aromas, CA is one of the betting favorites to be the next first-time winner with the Series. He’s a two-time podium finisher in 15 World of Outlaws starts and has the opportunity to race at his home track of Ocean Speedway this weekend. He’s won 30+ times at the Watsonville, CA track and even has winning experience at Merced, too, topping a NARC show there last year.

Tim Kaeding, a 21-time World of Outlaws winner, returns to competition with the Series this weekend in the Bates/Hamilton #42X. TK has yet to beat the Outlaws at either facility, but he does own 15+ local/regional wins at Ocean and three podiums in four visits to Merced.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, CA is planning to compete only at Ocean Speedway on Saturday, his first World of Outlaws race since 2019. BK has 85 starts throughout his career with the Series and 19 top-10 finishes and a career-best of third-place to show for it. He’s trying to join father Brent Kaeding & brother Tim Kaeding on the All-Time Win List.

LOCAL LOVE: While California natives are 2-0 against the World of Outlaws on this trip west, the true local racers still remain winless. That’s something that could very well change this weekend, though.

Along with the likes of Dominic, Justin, Tim & Brent, there are several others to keep your eyes on at Merced & Ocean. Shane Golobic has plenty of laps at both tracks and enters fresh off a top-10 at Tulare. He’ll be going for a third-career World of Outlaws win this weekend in the NOS Energy Drink #17W.

Colby Copeland made it in Saturday’s Dash at Tulare and earned his first SCCT victory at Merced and his first NARC win at Ocean. Now he’ll have the chance to get his first World of Outlaws win at either bullring. Mitchell Faccinto, aboard the Tarlton #21, is another multi-time Ocean Speedway winner with his sights set on a career-best run this weekend.
This Week at a Glance

Friday, March 18 at Merced Speedway in Merced, CA
Saturday, March 19 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (7/86 Nights):
1. 2-David Gravel (1,004 PTS); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (-36 PTS); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-42 PTS); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-60 PTS); 5. 83-James McFadden (-64 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-78 PTS); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-104 PTS); 8. 26-Cory Eliason (-106 PTS); 9. Giovanni Scelzi (-114 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-140 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (6 Drivers):
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
1 win – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
1 win – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57

FEATURE LAPS LED (12 Drivers):
52 laps – David Gravel
29 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
17 laps – Kyle Larson
15 laps – Spencer Bayston
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi
8 laps – James McFadden
7 laps – Brad Sweet
4 laps – Carson Macedo

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (7 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet

HEAT RACE WINNERS (14 Drivers)
4 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
3 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
2 Heat Wins – David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, James McFadden, Giovanni Scelzi, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
1 Heat Win – Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (23 Drivers):
5 Dashes – David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
4 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
3 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson, Tyler Courtney
1 Dash – Brock Zearfoss, Logan Schuchart, Anthony Macri, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Colby Copeland

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (5 Drivers):
2 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri,

PODIUM FINISHES (12 Drivers):
4 Podiums – David Gravel
3 Podiums – Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
1 Podium – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

TOP 10 FINISHES (22 Drivers):
7 Top 10s – David Gravel
6 Top 10s – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart, Cory Eliason
3 Top 10s – Kyle Larson, Tyler Courtney, Rico Abreu
2 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, Dominic Scelzi

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 4 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 5 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 11 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
7. Sat, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Kyle Larson (1)
8. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA /
9. Sat, March 19 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA
10. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA
11. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA
12. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM
13. Fri, April 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK
14. Sat, April 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX
15. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
16. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
17. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
18. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
19. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
20. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
21. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
22. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
23. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
24. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
25. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
26. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
27. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
28. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
29. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
30. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
31. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
32. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
33. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
34. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
35. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
36. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
37. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
38. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
39. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
40. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
41. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
42. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
43. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
44. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
45. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
46. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
47. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
49. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
50. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
51. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
52. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
53. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
54. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
55. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
56. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
57. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
58. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
59. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
60. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
61. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
62. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
63. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
64. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
65. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
66. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
67. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
68. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
69. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
70. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
71. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
72. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
73. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
74. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
75. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
76. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
77. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
78. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
79. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
80. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
81. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
82. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
83. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
84. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
85. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

Racing Electronics extends Super DIRT Week, DIRTcar, World of Outlaws partnership

CONCORD, NC – March 14, 2022 – Racing Electronics’ top-of-line two-way radios and headsets will continue to be the source of communication on race day for all World Racing Group series with a new multi-year deal.

The company remains the official radio supplier for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme Outlaws Series, Xtreme DIRTcar and all DIRTcar divisions. It’s also the official race communications provider for NAPA Super DIRT Week – joining the event for its historic 50th anniversary this year (Oct. 3-9).

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with World Racing Group for years to come and showcase our equipment at every event,” said Kevin Hughes, Vice President of Motorsports Services for Racing Electronics. “The yearlong grind of all the Series provides a true testament to the proud quality of our radios and headsets.”

The radios and headsets are officials’ prime source of communication and key to maintaining the safety of fans and drivers at every event. That includes more than 300 races from January to December every year. And with the goal of continually enhancing that communication, Racing Electronics has introduced the all-new professional use micro-scanner – REceiver PRO – its most durable device that delivers superior audio quality over any device in its category.

“Communication between officials, drivers and staff on race day is one of the most important elements to every event and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with a company like Racing Electronics who provides us with exceptional equipment to make that happen,” said Tish Sheets, World Racing Group Client Services Executive Director.

For more information on Racing Electronics and to get your own radio and headset, visit their website at RacingElectronics.com.

 

 

RACERS RACE: Kyle Larson Flies to Tulare, Captures World of Outlaws Win at Thunderbowl

Bayston, Scelzi & Larson Led Saturday's 35-Lap NOS Energy Drink Feature

TULARE, CA - March 12, 2022 - Kyle Larson has said for years that Thunderbowl Raceway is his favorite track. He further proved that this weekend by pulling out all the stops to make sure he competed in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to the Tulare, CA facility.

The 29-year-old Elk Grove, CA native hadn't raced at the technical 1/3-mile since his memorable Trophy Cup title in 2013 and was extra motivated to make it happen with his NASCAR Cup Series obligations only 500 miles away at Phoenix Raceway this weekend.

Larson's chaotic travel plans (which included four flights in two days) were made possible by Jason Finley's plane, Paul Silva's wrench, Kevin Kozlowski's Sprint Car, and Cliff Daniels' approval. A quick synopsis of his 48-hour span looks like this:

FRIDAY - Landed in Tulare in the afternoon, finished third in World of Outlaws Feature, took a plane back to Phoenix.
SATURDAY - Qualified 7th in Phoenix (12:15 pm), flew to Tulare, wins World of Outlaws Feature (10 pm), back to Phoenix.
SUNDAY - Starts NASCAR Cup Series race at 12:30 pm in Team Hendrick #5.

He paid them all back by doing what he does best - winning. After starting sixth, Larson drove by Sweet, both Scelzi's, Eliason, and Bayston to take the lead by Lap 19 and then run off with his 25th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature win.

It marked his first Sprint Car triumph of the 2022 season and added Kevin Kozlowski to the record books with his first-career World of Outlaws win as a car owner of the Finley Farms, HendrickCars.com, JVI Group #57.

The victory made it a clean sweep of the weekend at Tulare by California natives with Fresno's Giovanni Scelzi winning on Friday. For Larson, it was his first World of Outlaws triumph at the Thunderbowl and brings him to five Series wins inside his home state.

"Central California fans are some of the best in the country," Larson told a nearly sold-out crowd at Tulare. "I always love getting to race in front of these people, especially at places I grew up at. It's been a long time since I've been here, but it was technical and kind of old school the way I remember Tulare. This is amazing. I owe a huge thank you to Jason Finley, Kevin Kozlowski, Paul Silva, Cliff Daniels, a lot of people who made this weekend happen. We've still got one more win to chase tomorrow."

Following the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion to the checkered flag was none other than his brother-in-law, Brad Sweet. The Big Cat put together a season-best second-place finish on Saturday in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. The Grass Valley, CA native remains winless at Tulare, but the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion believes they're trending upward as the California swing continues.

"It was fun to be back," Sweet said after a three-year hiatus from the Thunderbowl ended this weekend. "It's especially fun to race against Kyle because he really makes everyone step up and elevate our game to another level. I don't know how many realize the things he can do in a race car is amazing. I was searching around trying to make something happen when I caught clean air with him ahead, but just couldn't make up enough ground."

Current championship leader David Gravel continues to produce unrivaled consistency in 2022, this time finishing third for his fourth podium in seven starts. His drive aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 is especially impressive when you consider that the Watertown, CT native was as deep as 13th at one point in Saturday's Feature.

"We really want those wins, but I know if we keep rolling like this the wins will take care of themselves," Gravel noted. "I almost crashed, hit the infield wall, jumped a tire, just everything happened tonight. I'll take a third at the end of the day."

After leading the opening nine laps, Spencer Bayston fell back to finish a season-best fourth in the CJB Motorsports #5. He was followed by Rico Abreu with a second-straight top-five finish since bringing Ricky Warner on as crew chief.

Rounding out the top-10 at Tulare were Californians Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, Carson Macedo, and Giovanni Scelzi, with Sheldon Haudenschild earning KSE Hard Charger honors for a 21st-to-10th run.
THE NOS NOTEBOOK (Thunderbowl Raceway – March 12, 2022)

Kyle Larson's 25th career World of Outlaws victory (in his 114th start) moves him beyond Ron Shuman & Sheldon Haudenschild into sole possession of 25th on the All-Time Wins List. Larson also reached 50 career podium finishes on Saturday night, making him only the 41st driver in Series history to do so.

Brad Sweet extended the streak to seven different drivers with Slick Woody's QuickTime Awards through the first seven races. He took the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 around Tulare's 1/3-mile in 13.256 seconds.

Brad Sweet also scored his 200th career NOS Energy Drink Heat Race Win on Saturday night. Other Heats were split by Giovanni Scelzi (18th career), Jacob Allen (37th career), and Dominic Scelzi (5th career).

Spencer Bayston claimed his third career pole position by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Dominic Scelzi led laps 10-18, marking the first time in his career that he's led a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Feature.

Sheldon Haudenschild won a stout MicroLite Last Chanc Showdown that also transferred Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart & Tanner Thorson.

UP NEXT – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has four west coast swing races remaining with trips to Merced Speedway (March 18), Ocean Speedway (March 19), Bakersfield Speedway (March 25), and Perris Auto Speedway (March 26). Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every race LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [6][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$6,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [9][$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,800]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$2,500]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [2][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3][$2,200]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [12][$2,100]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [4][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21][$2,000]; 11. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [13][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23][$1,400]; 13. 88-Austin McCarl [16][$1,200]; 14. 17W-Shane Golobic [17][$1,100]; 15. 83-James McFadden [11][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,000]; 18. 57W-Tyler Courtney [10][$1,000]; 19. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [24][$1,000]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 21. 83T-Tanner Carrick [19][$1,000]; 22. 20G-Noah Gass [25][$]; 23. 16A-Colby Copeland [8][$1,000]; 24. 15-Donny Schatz [22][$1,000]; 25. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [20][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-9, Dominic Scelzi 10-18, Kyle Larson 19-20. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+11]

NEW Championship Standings (After 7/85 Races): 1. 2-David Gravel (1,004); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (-36); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-42); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-60); 5. 83-James McFadden (-64); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-78); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-104); 8. 26-Cory Eliason (-106); 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-114); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-140).

 

 

HOME COOKIN': Californian Giovanni Scelzi Denies World of Outlaws at Tulare

Fresno Native Outruns David Gravel & Kyle Larson in Thriller at Thunderbowl

TULARE, CA - March 11, 2022 - After a three-year wait, the anticipation for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Thunderbowl Raceway was through the roof, and boy did Tulare live up to all the hype.

Officially, Spencer Bayston (1-6) & Giovanni Scelzi (7-35) were the only ones to lead laps, but Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson & David Gravel all held the top spot for brief moments throughout Friday's exciting 35-lapper at the 1/3-mile oval.

The 14-minute sprint was halted by only one caution for Bayston, who spun the CJB Motorsports #5 when he suffered a flat left front while leading in his Tulare debut. From there, it was an all-out brawl as the leaders sliced through traffic, bounced off the boards, slid by and crossed each other time after time, and completed more passes than you can imagine.

Scelzi, a native of nearby Fresno, CA, assumed the lead on the Lap 7 restart and fought off anyone and everyone who dared to test the KCP Racing #18. Abreu tossed a Lap 16 slider, Larson launched his move on Lap 30, and Gravel slid by on Lap 33, but none could shake the 20-year-old enough to take the lead for good.

At the checkered flag, Giovanni crossed with a narrow 0.395-second margin of victory to claim his fourth-career World of Outlaws win. It's his first with The Greatest Show on Dirt in his home state and gives the Californians a 1-0 edge on the Outlaws to kickstart the six-race swing.

"You can go ahead and tally one for California over the Outlaws," Scelzi said to a raucous Tulare crowd. "Seriously, though, this is really cool. I've never won a race this big in front of my home crowd. I haven't been back in a long time, so to feel this support is incredible.

Coming up short of his second win of the young season was David Gravel with a second-place effort in the Big Game Motorsports #2. The two-time Tulare winner faded to fourth near midway, but found his line in lap traffic and bolted back into contention with Scelzi & Larson after disposing of a wild battle with Abreu, Brad Sweet & Sheldon Haudenschild.

Gravel's Series best third podium also makes him the only driver left with a top-10 finish in every Feature this season. The current championship contender has reached a newfound level of consistency, recording his worst finish in seventh-place thus far.

"I hope the rest of our season isn't like this running second all the time," Gravel joked afterward. "It always feels good to battle with the best for a win, but it only leaves you hungrier when you don't get it. Larson & Sheldon were running torrid paces, but their mistakes gave me a chance at Gio. Once I found my lane, I knew exactly where to go, just needed to execute better."

The final step on the podium went to Elk Grove, CA's Kyle Larson in third-place aboard Paul Silva's #57. It was his first appearance at Tulare since his 2013 Trophy Cup title, and he picked right back up where he left off nine years ago.

The reigning NASCAR champion earned a roar from his home state crowd when he said he would fly to Phoenix for NASCAR qualifying, and fly back tomorrow night to chase another World of Outlaws win at the Thunderbowl.

"This has always been my favorite track," Larson admitted. "It's great to be back after such a long time and put on a show like that. I felt like we were good enough to win, but I just made too many mistakes on my part. Hopefully, we can get a better start to our night tomorrow and we'll be in good shape."

A pair of California's rounded out the top-five at Tulare with Rico Abreu of St. Helena running fourth and Brad Sweet of Grass Valley finishing fifth.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday was James McFadden with a 21st-to-sixth KSE Hard Charger run in the Roth Motorsports #83, Carson Macedo in seventh for Jason Johnson Racing, Sheldon Haudenschild in eighth with Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, Tyler Courtney in ninth during his debut in Kevin Kozlowski's #57, and Shane Golobic in tenth in his first Outlaw outing of 2022 in the NOS Energy Drink #17W. THE NOS NOTEBOOK (Thunderbowl Raceway - March 11, 2022)

Giovanni Scelzi's fourth career World of Outlaws win (in his 113th start) ties him with Dub May, Jack Hewitt, Ian Madsen & James McFadden for 68th on the All-Time Wins List. Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, is the 24th Californian to beat the World of Outlaws in his home state.

Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) made it six drivers in six races to earn the Slick Woody's QuickTime Award this season. He went around Tulare's 1/3/-mile in 12.879 seconds aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Carson Macedo (62nd career), David Gravel (184th career), Sheldon Haudenschild (70th career), and Giovanni Scelzi (17th career) all split NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins.

Giovanni Scelzi scored his sixth career pole position by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

James McFadden rebounded from a Heat Race wreck by winning the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown.

Seven drivers qualified for their first NOS Energy Drink Feature of the 2022 season: Shane Golobic (10th), Colby Copeland (16th), Austin McCarl (17th), Mitchell Faccinto (20th), Tanner Carrick (21st), Kaleb Montgomery (22nd), and Dominic Scelzi (23rd).

A pair of drivers including Kaleb Montgomery (Templeton, CA) and Corey Day (Clovis, CA) both made the first-ever appearance of their careers with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

UP NEXT (Saturday) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series concludes a doubleheader at Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, March 12. The Greatest Show on Dirt then takes the west coast swing to Merced Speedway (March 18), Ocean Speedway (March 19), Bakersfield Speedway (March 25), and Perris Auto Speedway (March 26). Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every race LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [4][$5,500]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [9][$3,200]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$2,600]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,350]; 6. 83-James McFadden [21][$2,150]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$1,950]; 9. 57W-Tyler Courtney [10][$1,900]; 10. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$1,850]; 11. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,400]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$1,000]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason [24][$950]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$900]; 16. 16A-Colby Copeland [18][$900]; 17. 88-Austin McCarl [12][$900]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$900]; 19. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$900]; 20. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [19][$900]; 21. 83T-Tanner Carrick [11][$900]; 22. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [16][$900]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23][$900]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$900]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-6, Giovanni Scelzi 7-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-James McFadden[+15]

NEW Championship Standings (After 6/85 Races): 1. David Gravel (860); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-28); 3. Donny Schatz (-36); 4. Brad Sweet (-38); 5. James McFadden (-40); 6. Carson Macedo (-50); 7. Logan Schuchart (-86); 8. Cory Eliason (-100); 9. Giovanni Scelzi (-102); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-112).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Tulare Thunderbowl Kicks Off World of Outlaws West Coast Swing

Full-Time Outlaws Prepare to Battle California's Best Sprint Car Drivers

TULARE, CA - March 9, 2022 - After three complete years (almost 1,100 days), the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is finally bringing the spring swing back to life in California.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will host six events at five tracks over the next three weeks, and it all starts this Friday & Saturday, March 11-12 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. The Series has visited the thrilling 1/3-mile on 27 occasions since debuting at the facility in 2003. You can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision if you're unable to make the trip.

As always, any race in California for the World of Outlaws means squaring off with one of the toughest local scenes in the country when it comes to Sprint Car racing. You'll see full-timers like Sweet, Schatz, Haudenschild, Macedo, McFadden, Schuchart, Gravel & more battle against California's best including Scelzi, Abreu, Larson, Golobic, Eliason, Copeland, Sanders, Faccinto & more.

Here's what to watch for this weekend:

HOMECOMING: The upcoming spring swing offers two World of Outlaws championship contenders the chance to stay close to their California homes, and this weekend specifically presents an opportunity for their first wins at Tulare.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA hails from a NorCal background but has enjoyed his fair share of racing in the San Joaquin Valley while growing up. The three-time and defending Series champion has yet to win through the first five races, only the fourth time that's happened since he first went full-time in 2014 with Kasey Kahne Racing. He's scored nine of his 74 career World of Outlaws wins in his home state, but none have come at Tulare. On a streak of five top-five finishes in his last six starts at Tulare, The Big Cat has a chance to finally get that first Thunderbowl triumph this weekend.
Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA grew up a half-hour down the road from the Thunderbowl and still considers it one of his favorite tracks worldwide. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 driver enters as the most recent Series winner, topping the finale of the Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway. The 25-year-old has earned World of Outlaws wins at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway and Hanford's Keller Auto Speedway, but his Tulare career-best is currently fifth. He did win at the track last fall in Kings of Thunder competition but now searches for his first Series win at the 1/3-mile.

HOT START: Through the first five races in 2022, only two drivers have finished in the top-10 of every NOS Energy Drink Feature, and both are former World of Outlaws winners at this week's destination of Thunderbowl Raceway.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT has produced his strongest start ever and in turn, leads the championship standings for the first time in his career. The Big Game Motorsports #2 pilot owns an average finish of 3.8, highlighted by his DIRTcar Nationals championship with his worst result in seventh. The 29-year-old already owns a pair of Tulare triumphs, coming in back-to-back fashion during the spring of 2016 and 2017.
10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND is leading a resurgence in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 camp. The Ford Performance (FPS410) powered team topped the season-opener at Volusia and has yet to finish worse than eighth this season. The 303-time Series winner scored three of those victories at Tulare with scores coming in 2004, 2007, and 2017.

IN THE MIX: For almost a decade the trio of Schatz, Sweet & Gravel have been staples near the top of the World of Outlaws standings, but in the mix with them to start off 2022 is two fearless gassers who have the potential to shine in Tulare.

Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH became the first repeat winner of the season last weekend, following his Volusia victory with a Cotton Bowl score. The Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 is currently second in points ahead of a Tulare trip, where he'll be a contender both nights. In four previous starts, Haudenschild has been battling at the front in every single Feature with finishes of fourth, fourth, third, and 19th due to a DNF while leading.
James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS may have had his first win of the year in the bag last Friday at Cotton Bowl had it not been for a flat right rear tire while leading. Other than one small slice of misfortune, the Roth Motorsports #83 has been a model of consistency with their new driver at the wheel. The pairing enters the west coast swing tied for fourth in points with hopes of scoring a home-state win for Dennis & Teresa Roth.

SHARK ATTACK: In their respective rights, the stock of both Shark Racing drivers is trending in an upward direction.

Jacob Allen currently leads the league in NOS Energy Drink Heat Race Wins (3) and DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Appearances (4) through the first five races. Excluding some tough luck come Feature time, the Hanover, PA native has been on rails aboard the old school #1A in honor of his father Bobby Allen. Historically, Allen has struggled at Tulare with a career-best of 26th, something he aims to change this weekend.
Logan Schuchart started his 2022 campaign with an up and down trip to Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals. Cotton Bowl's Texas Two-Step offered some much needed consistency with a pair of fourth-place finishes for the DuraMax, Drydene #1S. The 30-time World of Outlaws winner owns a Series best of second at Tulare, and even led laps during his debut at the track in 2014.

FIRST GLANCE: Three of this year's 15 full-time travelers will encounter Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway for the first time in their career.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA no longer dons the rookie stripes on his Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z, but he will get his first taste of Tulare this weekend. Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Zearfoss' 2021 rookie campaign only saw a fall trip to California, but this yea the sophomore will get the full Outlaw experience with a spring swing included. The second-year driver is already showing signs of improvement, recording a season-best of sixth last weekend, a spot it took him 58 races last year to reach.
Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN currently owns the top spot when it comes to the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award through the first of 85+ races. The 23-year-old established his season-best of ninth last weekend at Cotton Bowl, and now prepares for his first California swing. He's yet to compete at the Thunderbowl, but his CJB Motorsports #5 has enjoyed Tulare victory lane on several occasions with Barry Jackson turning the wrenches.
Noah Gass of Mounds, OK continues his learning curve as the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender faces his third new track of the season. It will be his first time racing in the state of California, let alone Tulare's 1/3-mile, as he, Cody Cordell, and Robby McQuinn battle their next challenge.

CALI CLIQUE: A group of five California natives who have dethroned the World of Outlaws are expected to be in action this weekend chasing another Series win.

Kyle Larson, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and 25-time World of Outlaws winner, is expected to be in action at least one of the two nights at Tulare. Although hard to believe, the 29-year-old native of Elk Grove, CA hasn't raced at the Thunderbowl since he won the 2013 Trophy Cup title in remarkable fashion over brother-in-law and World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet.
Rico Abreu returns to the site of his first and second career World of Outlaws victories this weekend in Tulare. The St. Helena, CA native topped spring shows in 2014 and 2015 at the Thunderbowl, and returns as one of only three multi-time winners (Schatz, Gravel) racing this weekend. He'll be in the Rowdy Energy #24 with "Tricky" Ricky Warner calling the shots as crew chief.
Giovanni Scelzi has beaten the Outlaws on three occasions (Williams Grove, Charlotte, Lakeside), but has yet to score one in his home state of California. The Fresno, CA 20-year-old has topped Tulare with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour & NARC King of the West Series, but now turns his attention to beating The Greatest Show on Dirtin his own backyard.
Shane Golobic of Fremont, CA owns a pair of World of Outlaws wins at NorCal venues Antioch and Placerville, and now wants a Central Valley victory to his credit. The two-time Trophy Cup champion is already a winner in 2022, winning at Keller Auto in February aboard the NOS Energy Drink #17W with hopes that momentum will lead into a stellar spring swing against the Outlaws.
Cory Eliason of Visalia, CA earned his two World of Outlaws wins both in 2018 and both in his home state of California at Stockton and Calistoga. That was with Roth Motorsports and it was 78 Series starts ago, but the now pilot of the Rudeen Racing #26 appears closer than ever to claiming a third win. He was fast all weekend, led laps, and contended for the win at Cotton Bowl, and now brings that confidence out west.

DON'T COUNT 'EM OUT: Outside of the aforementioned winners, a whole handful of California locals are eager and plenty capable of scoring their first-ever World of Outlaws win this weekend in Tulare.

Justin Sanders of Prunedale, CA pieced together a masterful 2021 campaign with 20+ wins on the west coast. In limited World of Outlaws competition, he's nailed down three podium finishes in only 15 starts with a career-best of second-place.
Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, CA recorded the best year of his career in 2021, winning six times at Tulare alone. He's as sharp as ever with Jimmy Carr on the wrenches of the #41 and extra motivated to join brother Giovanni Scelzi as a World of Outlaws winner. Dominic's Series best is a third-place finish.
Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford, CA is the most recent winner in the state, topping last weekend's Silver Cup at Silver Dollar. He and brother-in-law Drew Warner are building a potentially lethal combination with the Tarlton Motorsports #21. Mitchell's World of Outlaws career-best is eighth-place.
Colby Copeland of Roseville, CA notched his career-best World of Outlaws run last year at Silver Dollar, leading laps and ultimately finishing runner-up to David Gravel. He owns several runner-up finishes at Tulare with hopes of adding one more spot up top.
Chase Johnson of Penngrove, CA will wheel his family-owned #24 this weekend in hopes of a 10th career World of Outlaws start. He's made three previous appearances at Tulare with the Series, resulting in a career-best of 15th.
DJ Netto of Hanford, CA is a former NARC winner at Tulare and enters the weekend with a World of Outlaws career-best of third-place in the #88N.

OUTSIDERS: They aren't full-time Outlaws, nor are they locals to California, but these three drivers are proven gassers in some of the Golden State's finest equipment this weekend.

King Sunshine XXXVIII is making the flight from Indianapolis to Fresno to pilot the Kevin Kozlowski owned #57 in four starts with the World of Outlaws, including both nights at Tulare. Tyler Courtney will have Paul Silva on the wrenches for him, and now has Thunderbowl experience after reaching a best of seventh during last year's Trophy Cup.
Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's, NSW, AUS won three World of Outlaws Features last year while aiding Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing with the Ford Performance FPS410, and now he's assisting Roth Motorsports in developing the Toyota Racing Development 410 engine. He'll be trying to join younger brother Ian Madsen, who won the most recent World of Outlaws race at Tulare, as a Thunderbowl winner.
Austin McCarl of Altoona, IA continues his relationship with the Country Builders #88 this season. He matched his World of Outlaws career-best of second-place at Huset's last summer, and following that bumped his Tulare career-best to fifth during late fall.

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: For some, turning 16 years old signifies the opportunity to obtain your driver's license; for others, including Corey Day, it means you're finally eligible to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The son of Ronnie Day, a former NARC champion and six-time podium finisher in 70 World of Outlaws starts, Corey represents the next generation and will officially begin his career with The Greatest Show on Dirtthis weekend at Tulare.

The Clovis, CA native made waves in 2021 by briefly becoming the youngest winner in USAC Midget history and winning several 410 events on the west coast, including a pair of NARC races at Keller Auto & Stockton. A prodigy of Jason Meyers, the 2010 & 2011 World of Outlaws champion, Day has a chance almost all season long (until October 18) to break Giovanni Scelzi's record (16 years, 10 months, 21 days) as the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday & Saturday, March 11-12 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA

On the Internet
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (5/83 Nights):
1. 2-David Gravel (714 PTS); 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-16 PTS); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (-16 PTS); . 49-Brad Sweet (-32 PTS); 5. 83-James McFadden (-32 PTS); 6. 41-Carson Macedo (-40 PTS); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-60 PTS); 8. 26-Cory Eliason (-76 PTS); 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-80 PTS); 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel (-84 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (3 Drivers):
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
1 win - Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41

FEATURE LAPS LED (8 Drivers):
52 laps – David Gravel
26 laps - Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
13 laps - Cory Eliason
10 laps - Sheldon Haudenschild
8 laps - James McFadden
7 laps – Brad Sweet
4 laps - Carson Macedo

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (5 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

HEAT RACE WINNERS (12 Drivers):
3 Heat Wins - Jacob Allen
2 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, James McFadden, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
1 Heat Win – Jacob Allen, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (18 Drivers):
4 Dashes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
3 Dashes - Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Donny Schatz, James McFadden, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney
1 Dash – Sheldon Haudenschild, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (4 Drivers):
2 LCS Wins - Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri

PODIUM FINISHES (11 Drivers):
2 Podiums – David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, James McFadden
1 Podium – Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Kyle Larson, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

TOP 10 FINISHES (20 Drivers):
5 Top 10s - David Gravel, Donny Schatz
4 Top 10s - Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, James McFadden, Logan Schuchart
3 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
1 Top 10 – Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Spencer Bayston, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Rico Abreu

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)
4. Fri, March 11 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
5. Sat, March 12 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Carson Macedo (1)
6. Fri, March 18 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA
7. Sat, March 19 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA
8. Fri, March 25 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, CA
9. Sat, March 26 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA
10. Tues, March 29 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM
11. Fri, April 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK
12. Sat, April 2 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX
13. Fri, April 8 / US-36 Raceway / Osborn, MO
14. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO
15. Fri, April 15 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
16. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
17. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
18. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
19. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
20. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
21. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
22. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
23. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
24. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
25. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
26. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
27. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
28. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
29. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
30. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
31. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
32. Sun, June 5 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD
33. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
34. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
35. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
36. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
37. Thur, June 23 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD
38. Fri, June 24 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Sat, June 25 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD
40. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
41. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
42. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
43. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
44. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
45. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
46. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
49. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
50. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
51. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
52. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
53. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
54. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
55. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
56. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
57. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
59. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
60. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
61. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
63. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
64. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
65. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
66. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
68. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray's Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
69. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
70. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
71. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
72. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
73. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
74. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
75. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
76. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
77. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
78. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
79. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
80. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
81. Wed, Nov. 2 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
82. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
83. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
84. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to run doubleheader at Weedsport Speedway July 30-31

WEEDSPORT, NY – March 8, 2022 – For the first time in history, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will run a doubleheader weekend at Weedsport Speedway, July 30-31.

Becoming a fan-favorite destination, the state-of-the-art facility in Weedsport, NY will pair The Greatest Show on Dirt with DIRTcar 358 Modifieds on Saturday, July 30, and then the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds on Sunday, July 31 for the Empire State Challenge Weekend.

Fans will also be treated to live entertainment after the Feature Saturday night.

The event – which is also the only New York stop for the Sprint Cars in 2022 – will feature 2022 DIRTcar Nationals and 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel looking for back-to-back wins. He survived a thrilling green-white-checkered finish last year, holding off Series champions Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz for the win. However, the two champions, along with the likes of Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart and many more will be holding nothing back to place their car atop the iconic Victory Lane hill at Weedsport.

“I just love winning here in New York, too,” Gravel said in Victory Lane. “These fans in the whole Northeast are awesome.”

Tickets are on sale now for the doubleheader, including $40 single-day reserved tickets, $75 two-day Reserved tickets, $35 single-day (18 and up) general admission, $65 two-day (18 and up) general admission, $20 single-day (11-17) general admission and $35 two-day (11-18) general admission. Kids 10 and under are free.

For questions on camping, contact Weedsport Speedway at (315) 834-3067.

 

 

Toyota joins Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series as presenting sponsor
The new Midget series will make its debut at Farmer City Raceway, April 1-2

CONCORD, NC – March 7, 2022 – The debut of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series this year will be accompanied by one of the most iconic brands in Midget racing and motorsports overall – Toyota.

The manufacturer, which has elevated every series it enters, collecting multiple wins and championships across the motorsports landscape and dedicated time to developing drivers – highlighted in Midget racing – has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

“Toyota has a rich history with Midget racing all across the country,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports and assets, Toyota Motor North America. “From developing motors and providing engineering resources to growing and developing the drivers of tomorrow, Toyota’s dedication to grassroots motorsports is significant. The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series is an exciting opportunity to expand our passion for the division and help continue its growth.”

The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets will make their debut with Toyota at Farmer City Raceway, April 1-2, to kick off the new Series’ 12-race 2022 tour. Twelve drivers have already committed to running the full schedule, including teenagers Jade Avedisian (15), Dominic Gorden (16) and Jace Park (15) – all driving for the Toyota-powered CB Industries team – and Toyota driver Cannon McIntosh.

At the end of the season, $10,000 will be awarded to the 2022 Xtreme Outlaw Midget champion.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have a partner like Toyota want to be a part of our new Series,” said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. “Not only is the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series an exciting addition to the Greatest Shows on Dirt, giving talented drivers a new avenue to expand their career, it’s a Series that will showcase our future stars and with Toyota’s support we’ll be able to take that vision to the next level.”

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every Xtreme Outlaws Midget Series presented by Toyota event live on DIRTVision – either online or with the DIRTVision App.

Stay tuned to XtremeOutlawSeries.com or @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter for more details as the inaugural season approaches.

Full Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota 2022 Schedule:

Fri-Sat, April 1-2: Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL) – $4,000/$4,000
Mon-Tues, May 23-24: Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, NC) – $4,000/$4,000
Sun, June 26: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL) – $4,000
Fri-Sat, August 5-6: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) – $4,000/$5,000
Fri-Sat, August 26-27: Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) – $4,000/$4,000
Thur, October 13: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK) – $5,500
Fri-Sat, October 14-15: I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) – $4,000/$5,000

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Toyota (Presenting sponsor of the Midgets Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier) and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, K1 Race Gear, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.

 

 

TAMING TEXAS: Carson Macedo Claims Elusive Cotton Bowl Victory for First Win of 2022

Jason Johnson Racing #41 Spoils Perfect Night for Texan Sam Hafertepe Jr.

PAIGE, TX - March 5, 2022 - Carson Macedo and Cotton Bowl Speedway started off on the wrong foot, there's no denying that, but that relationship is now in the mending process following an ecstatic victory in Saturday's Texas Two-Step finale.

It goes back to his debut at the Paige, TX 1/3-mile last year, which began a streak of three races that included one destroyed car, two flips in a single night, and zero top-10 finishes. That wasn't anything like his experience this time, though, as this one had more of a confetti-filled and picture-taking vibe to the night.

"I remember leaving here last year thinking it was the worst night of my career," Macedo mentioned on how the redemption felt. "We cleaned out a lot of parts that weekend and I was crushed with the way I ran. To come back this year and pull off a win the way we just did, even after last night, shows the strength of this Jason Johnson Racing team."

The 25-year-old native of Lemoore, CA started sixth in the 30-lapper and immediately powered forward to prove his Albaugh #41 was a winning contender. A heated battle for second and third consumed much of the middle stages, but the battle really began once Macedo secured second on Lap 21 and set his sights on leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. He caught him and slid by on Lap 27, taking the lead and running away with his 18th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

"I don't think I've calmed down yet, my heart rate is still pretty high," Macedo joked. "I knew I had a good car, but it felt like I was making the wrong decisions early on. We struggled last night pretty bad, but Phil [Dietz] did what he does best and came back to give me a car capable of winning. It was a lot more technical tonight, so the more patient I was, the faster I went."

More than anything, Macedo's rewarding Cotton Bowl score comes with perfect timing and loads of momentum. It served as a welcomed first victory of the season and came one week before The Greatest Show on Dirt heads to his home state of California, where plenty of local and favorite tracks are waiting.

"It's always crucial to knock out that first win as early as you can," Macedo added. "It's crazy how much pressure something like this can lift off your shoulders. Such a great confidence booster especially with all of my home tracks coming up next."

On the other end of the story is home state hero Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, TX, who nearly pieced together a perfect night to conclude the Texas Two-Step. The driver of the #15H recorded Slick Woody's QuickTime, won his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and led 26 laps before finishing second in the Feature at Cotton Bowl.

He dropped some knowledge from a Sprint Car legend, noted his team is only getting better, and received a roar of applause from the Paige, TX crowd during his post-race interview.

"Rich Ferkel told me a long time ago that you don't get very many opportunities to win races, so you have to seize every one you do get," Hafertepe said. "I just didn't do that in lap traffic tonight. We started this year really bad, though, so to be where we are at now is awesome. We're not an Outlaw team, but we're trying to be. We're trying to do everything the right way. Hopefully, we can spend a lot more time on the frontstretch this year."

Earning a slice of his own redemption was James McFadden, who suffered a flat tire while leading on Friday, and returned to finish third on Saturday. It's the second podium through an impressive opening stint in his new Roth Motorsports #83 ride."

"We were in the hunt, but just made a few too many mistakes tonight," McFadden said. "I'm incredibly happy with this Roth #83, though, it's been fast out of the box every single night. It's a privilege to be on the World of Outlaws tour with such a competitive car. I hope we can get Dennis and Theresa a win or two in their home state these next few weeks."

Logan Schuchart claimed KSE Hard Charger honors with a 12th to fourth charge in the Shark Racing #1S, while championship leader David Gravel turned in another top-five finish for the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday night was Brock Zearfoss with a season-best sixth, defending champion Brad Sweet in seventh, Donny Schatz in eighth with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Giovanni Scelzi in ninth, and Rico Abreu with a season-best 10th.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOTEBOOK (Cotton Bowl Speedway - March 5, 2022)

Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) is now tied with Brad Doty (Apple Creek, OH) at 18 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victories, ranking 31st on the All-Time Win List.

Of Macedo's 18 victories, Cotton Bowl Speedway is the 13th different track he's won at and Texas is the 12th different state he's won in. His four laps are also tied for the least amount he's ever led in any World of Outlaws win.

Brad Sweet's five-for-five record of never missing the podium at Cotton Bowl was snapped on Saturday, as the defending Series champion finished seventh in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman returned to competition on Saturday, substituting for former boss Kasey Kahne in the same #9 car he won his title with. The new Texas resident and owner of UltraShield Products finished 22nd after transferring from the Last Chance Showdown.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. became the fifth driver in five races to earn the Slick Woody's QuickTime Award, bringing the driver of the #15H to a total of 15 QuickTimes in his World of Outlaws career. He circled Cotton Bowl in 13.612 seconds.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Sam Hafertepe Jr. (48th career), Kraig Kinser (122nd career), and Jacob Allen (36th career). Sam Hafertepe Jr. kept his perfect night alive with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash victory as well.

Ayrton Gennetten (Versailles, MO) completed a weekend sweep of the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown, winning both Friday and Saturday races in his #3.

Tanner Thorson (15th) and Daryn Pittman (22nd) both qualified for their first World of Outlaws Feature of the 2022 season.

UP NEXT (Next Friday) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now heads west for a three-week trip to California including races at Thunderbowl Raceway (March 11-12), Merced Speedway (March 18), Ocean Speedway (March 19), Bakersfield Speedway (March 25), and Perris Auto Speedway (March 26). Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every race LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$10,000]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [7][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,100]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$2,000]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$1,200]; 14. 84-Scott Bogucki [16][$1,100]; 15. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [14][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$1,000]; 17. 24W-Garet Williamson [17][$1,000]; 18. 8-Aaron Reutzel [23][$1,000]; 19. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [19][$1,000]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass [22][$1,000]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [2][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-26, Carson Macedo 27-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 5/90 Races): 1. David Gravel (714); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-16); 3. Donny Schatz (-16); 4. Brad Sweet (-32); 5. James McFadden (-32); 6. Carson Macedo (-40); 7. Logan Schuchart (-60); 8. Cory Eliason (-76); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-80); 10. Aaron Reutzel (-84)

 

 

DÉJÀ VU: Sheldon Haudenschild Tames Texas Two-Step Opener Once Again at Cotton Bowl Speedway

SJMR #17 is First Repeat Winner for Second-Straight World of Outlaws Season

PAIGE, TX - March 4, 2022 - Friday's Texas Two-Step opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway felt all too similar to last year's initial run at the Paige, TX track.

In March 2021, Sheldon Haudenschild was slated to start seventh, drove to the lead on Lap 25, and his score made him the first repeat winner of the young World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.
In March 2022, Sheldon Haudenschild was slated to start seventh, drove to the lead on Lap 22, and his score made him the first repeat winner of the young World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.

There were differences, however, and the Wooster, OH gasser noted he thought this triumph was harder to come by. It required a more patient, methodical approach to carving his way forward and ultimately parking the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 in victory lane.

"I felt like more guys had this place figured out this year, at least as to what I was doing compared to last year," Sheldon said after his 24th career World of Outlaws win. "It made this one a lot more wild, I mean Logan [Schuchart], Brad [Sweet], and I had a really great battle. That yellow kind of came at a bad spot for me, but I ended up catching Cory [Eliason] and I knew the exit of turn two would be good to square him up."

A bad spot indeed, the Lap 8 caution for early leader James McFadden's flat right rear tire slowed Haudenschild's momentum as he caught McFadden and Eliason in a three-way battle for the lead. Sheldon then found himself in a torrid battle with Schuchart & Sweet on the restart, but soon broke away and reeled in Eliason's Rudeen Racing #26 with some lap traffic assistance.

Haudenschild caught Eliason on the 22nd circuit and promptly cut the #17 from top-to-bottom in turn two and rocketed right underneath the #26 down the backstretch. From there, it was basically over as Haudenschild built an impressive 2.578-second margin of victory over the final nine-lap stretch.

"This NOS Energy Drink #17 team is on it," said Haudenschild praising his SJMR crew. "[Kyle] Ripper, Stephen [Hamm-Reilly], and Jakob [Weaver] are killing it. It's been a little slow to get the season going, so I can't wait to get racing more and see if we can win a little bit more too."

After leading 13 laps throughout the middle portions, Cory Eliason of Visalia, CA settled for a runner-up result aboard the Rudeen Racing #26. It's his best finish in World of Outlaws competition since he won his second career race in September of 2018 at Calistoga, extending his victory lane dry spell to 78 races with the Series.

"He was definitely better later when we really needed it," Eliason noted. "This track is tough already, but lap traffic adds another element to that. I knew if someone was there they were probably going to get by me once I got caught in a bad spot. We've still got tomorrow night to come back stronger and get one spot better."

For the fifth time in five races at Cotton Bowl Speedway, Brad Sweet was among the podium finishers. The three-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion kept his consistent runs coming with a third-place bid for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

"We just run really good here," Sweet joked on his prowess at the Paige, TX facility. "You always want to win, but I think we just barely missed it on the car. I couldn't hit the bottom quite well and I tried about 10 different ways, but I just couldn't get it slowed down to get the car stuck. It felt a little one-dimensional stuck on the top like that. We'll make a few better decisions and get a little better for tomorrow."

Rounding out the top-five on Friday night was Logan Schuchart with a season-best fourth-place finish for the Shark Racing, DuraMax #1S, and Donny Schatz with a KSE Hard Charger bid from 13th to fifth in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance #15.

Closing out the top-10 at Cotton Bowl was Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, and Brock Zearfossin the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOTEBOOK (Cotton Bowl Speedway - March 5, 2022)

Cotton Bowl (Paige, TX) joins I-55 (Pevely, MO) as the only two tracks that Sheldon Haudenschild has conquered on multiple occasions throughout his 24-win career to this point.

Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) is now tied with Ron Shuman (Tempe, AZ) and Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) for 25th on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series All-Time Win List.

Jacob Allen (Hanover, PA) earned his 12th career Slick Woody's QuickTime Award, becoming the fourth driver in four races to top the charts. The Shark Racing #1A went around Cotton Bowl's 1/3-mile in 13.538 seconds.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Jacob Allen (35th career), Brad Sweet (199th career), and James McFadden (22nd career).

Cory Eliason (Visalia, CA) earned his sixth career DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash victory, claiming his first pole position since 2018.

Ayrton Gennetten (Versailles, MO) topped the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown by a massive margin of 5.254-seconds.

A driver change for the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 resulted in the team/driver receiving the standard 90 show-up points, while Tanner Thorson was credited as an alternate and received points/pay for finishing 24th in the Feature.

UP NEXT (Saturday) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the Texas Two-Step on Saturday, March 5 with another night at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX. Following this weekend, The Greatest Show on Dirt heads west for a three-week trip to California including races at Tulare (March 11-12), Merced (March 18), Ocean (March 19), Bakersfield (March 25), and Perris (March 26).

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$10,000]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,600]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,350]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [8][$2,150]; 7. 2-David Gravel [10][$2,100]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,950]; 9. 5-Spencer Bayston [9][$1,900]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$1,850]; 11. 41-Carson Macedo [16][$1,400]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$1,200]; 13. 83-James McFadden [3][$1,000]; 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel [5][$950]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [11][$900]; 16. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [19][$900]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$900]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [17][$900]; 19. 84-Scott Bogucki [15][$900]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$900]; 21. 24W-Garet Williamson [23][$900]; 22. 20G-Noah Gass [22][$900]; 23. 27-Carson McCarl [20][$900]; 24. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [-][$900]. Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-8, Cory Eliason 9-21, Sheldon Haudenschild 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 4/90 Races): 1. David Gravel (574); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-2); 3. Donny Schatz (-10); 4. Brad Sweet (-28); 5. James McFadden (-36); 6. Cory Eliason (-38); 7. Carson Macedo (-50); 8. Aaron Reutzel (-58); 9. Logan Schuchart (-62); 10. Jacob Allen (-70).

 

 

NEXT CHAPTER: Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series to Debut on April 1-2 at Farmer City Raceway

12-Race Series Begins Alongside World of Outlaws Late Models on DIRTVision

FARMER CITY, IL - March 2, 2022 - You've seen the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation; now allow us to introduce you to the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

The latter half of World Racing Group's newest creation will roll out in a big way on April 1-2 alongside the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer, City, IL. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE to attend the historic Illini 100 weekend, or can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

"This is definitely an exciting and interesting time for Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Midgets," said Xtreme Outlaw official Casey Shuman. "I think the first race for Sprints at Volusia last month exceeded our own expectations, but more importantly proved to the racers and fans we're here to do this right and help grow the sport."

"It's gonna be awesome to get the Midget Series rolling at Farmer City next month, and help build the Illini 100 into an even bigger destination event alongside the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models," Shuman added. "The group we already have committed to this new deal and the exciting stuff we have around the corner is going to make this a great first year."

Next month's debut marks the beginning of a 12-race inaugural campaign for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets. The Series is set to compete at seven different tracks with appearances in Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma. Racers will battle for a minimum of $4,000-to-win Features every night and a season-long championship worth $10,000.
Xtreme Outlaw Midgets 2022 Schedule:

Fri-Sat, April 1-2: Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)
Mon-Tues, May 23-24: Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, NC)
Sun, June 26: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Fri-Sat, August 5-6: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Fri-Sat, August 26-27: Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA)
Thur, October 13: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)
Fri-Sat, October 14-15: I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK)

At the moment, 12 drivers are currently committed to chasing the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship with several more expected to join prior to the season debut next month. Here's a quick look at the roster as it stands now:

Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO) in the Felker #11A
Rylan Gray (Greenfield, IN) in the Gray Auto #06
Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA) in the CB Industries #84
Dominic Gorden (Clovis, CA) in the CB Industries #83
Jace Park (Overland Park, KS) in the CB Industries #87
Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) in the Dave Mac Motorsports #08
JJ Loss (Stockton, CA) in the Dave Mac Motorsports #67
Chase McDermand (Springfield, IL) in the Mounce/Stout #40
Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL) in the Sarff Motorsports #21K
Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX) in the Trifecta Motorsports #7U
Hayden Reinbold (Chandler, AZ) in the Reinbold-Underwood #19AZ
Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, CA) in the Griffiths Motorsports #75AU

All teams planning to compete with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series next month are encouraged to PRE-REGISTER HERE and fill out their DIRTcar MEMBERSHIP ahead of time. Prior to $4,000-to-win Features on Friday & Saturday, April 1-2, a practice session will be available at the Farmer City 1/4-mile on Thursday, March 31.

 

 

World of Outlaws Bristol Bash set to boast more than $400K total purse
The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models return to Bristol Motor Speedway, April 28-30

BRISTOL, TN – March 2, 2022 – The World of Outlaws’ historic return to Bristol Motor Speedway, April 28-30, for the Bristol Bash will present another remarkable milestone this year with a more than $400,000 total purse.

Inside The Last Great Colosseum, the modern-day gladiators of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series will battle for $25,000-to-win top prizes in their respective Friday and Saturday night Features. The impressive purse also highlights a $13,000 payout for second and $2,000-to-start each Feature for both Series.

“The World of Outlaws Bristol Bash is a world-class event at a world-class facility where the best drivers in the world showcase their talents on one of the biggest stages of the year, so we’re excited to be able to present an increased purse for both Series,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “These are the best drivers in the world, guaranteed to present fans with the Greatest Shows on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway.”

The highly anticipated event will again be invite-only, and drivers will pre-enter for the event through MyRacePass, and with the App, fans will be able to see the entries as they come in.

Among those already guaranteed to enter the iconic arena for the big payout and prestigious gladiator sword trophy are Kasey Kahne – who won the 2013 NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol – three-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet, 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz, David Gravel – who swept the two Bristol races in 2021 – four-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion Brandon Sheppard, four-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion Josh Richard – who won the inaugural event for the Late Models in 2021 – and many more.

“This is just such an iconic place everyone always talks about,” Gravel said after winning the Series’ return to the track in 20 years.

Thursday, April 28, will be a practice night for both Series, while Friday and Saturday will host the Feature events.

For tickets to the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash, CLICK HERE. If you have any further questions, you can contact Bristol Motor Speedway at 866-415-4158.

World of Outlaws Bristol Bash purse (Sprints & Late Models):
Friday, April 29 Friday, April 30
1 $25,000 $25,000 Last Chance Showdown
2 $13,000 $13,000 EACH DAY
3 $6,500 $6,500 $0
4 $5,000 $5,000 $0
5 $4,500 $4,500 $0
6 $4,000 $4,000 $0
7 $3,500 $3,500 $400
8 $3,000 $3,000 $400
9 $2,800 $2,800 $400
10 $2,600 $2,600 $400
11 $2,500 $2,500 $400
12 $2,400 $2,400 $400
13 $2,300 $2,300 $400
14 $2,200 $2,200 $400
15 $2,100 $2,100 $400
16 $2,000 $2,000 $400
17 $2,000 $2,000 $400
18 $2,000 $2,000 $400
19 $2,000 $2,000 $400
20 $2,000 $2,000 $400
21 $2,000 $2,000
22 $2,000 $2,000
23 $2,000 $2,000
24 $2,000 $2,000
TOTAL $99,400 $99,400 $5,600

 

 

CALIFORNIA LOVE: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Ready for Three-Week West Coast Swing

The Greatest Show on Dirt Hosting Six Races at Five Tracks in Golden State

CONCORD, NC - March 1, 2022 - For the first time since 2019, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a heavily anticipated spring swing through the state of California.

After being locked out for two years due to COVID-19 regulations, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make the long-awaited early-season return to The Golden State with a three-week trip that features six races at five different tracks throughout March.

Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on March 11-12
Merced Speedway in Merced, CA on March 18
Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on March 19
Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, CA on March 25
Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA on March 26

Leading the charge into their home state is championship contenders Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, and Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA. Both have enjoyed multiple World of Outlaws victories within California borders and look forward to their next chance to defend home turf this month.

"Anytime you can race close to home, no matter who you are or where you are from, it's a special opportunity," said three-time and defending Series champion, Brad Sweet. "The spring trip to California has always been a fun time on the Outlaw tour, so I'm glad it's finally back on the schedule and hope to see some huge crowds come to support us. These five tracks we've got lined up traditionally put on some awesome racing."

"Man, I'm pumped to get this California trip back," said Macedo, driver of the Jason Johnson Racing #41. "Even before I went full-time with the Outlaws, this swing in the spring was always one of my favorite times of the year as a fan and as a driver. Obviously, I'm a little biased but we get to race at some of the coolest tracks and in front of some of the most passionate fans in the country. This time I get to do it with JJR, so it's a little extra special too."

Teams will begin the 24-hour journey from Paige, TX to Tulare, CA this Sunday following a doubleheader at Texas' Cotton Bowl Speedway. Through the first three of nearly 90 races this year, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports currently lead the championship standings over Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, and Brad Sweet.

The California stay-cation opens with two nights in the Central Valley at Tulare's treacherous Thunderbowl Raceway on March 11-12. It's the most-visited of all five tracks on this swing and therefore the most familiar for drivers like Donny Schatz and David Gravel, who are multi-time winners at the 1/3-mile.

After that, the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars move closer to the Bay Area with a visit to Merced Speedway on March 18 and then Watsonville's Ocean Speedway on March 19. Gravel remains the only active full-timer with a win at Merced, while Sweet holds that honor at Ocean, a track that has seen five winners in five Series races.

It all concludes with a trip down to SoCal for a weekend that highlights Bakersfield Speedway on March 25 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 26. Haudenschild and Sweet are the most recent BAKO victors, whereas Gravel once again owns a PAS win on his resume.

Among the many aspects that make any California swing intriguing is the battle of locals vs. Outlaws. Here's a quick look at some of the best homegrown talent the Golden State will be showcasing this month:

Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA has earned four of his 21 Series wins at Tulare, tied for the most with Joey Saldana.
Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA is an eight-time Series winner with two of those coming at the Thunderbowl.
Giovanni Scelzi of Fresno, CA owns three Series victories, but the 20-year-old has yet to beat the Outlaws in his home state.
Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, CA is Gio's older brother and fresh off a massive 21 wins in 2021 with Jimmy Carr aiding his top-tier program.
Shane Golobic of Fremont, CA has beaten the Outlaws at Antioch & Placerville, and now he gets six more chances in the NOS Energy Drink #17W.
Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, CA nearly pulled off a magical upset before heartbreak struck at Gold Cup last year, leaving the 20-year-old hungrier for that first Series win.
Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford, CA has consistently succeeded in the 360 & 410 ranks and now steps into a strong seat aboard the Tarlton #21.
Corey Day of Clovis, CA has opened eyes nationwide under the tutelage of Jason Meyers & Tim Clauson, and he'll be making his World of Outlaws debut this month.
Colby Copeland of Roseville, CA earned a career-best runner-up at Silver Dollar last year and looks for one extra spot this month with six races available.
Justin Sanders of Prunedale, CA has two World of Outlaws podium finishes and enters a new year following a red-hot 2021 season out west.

Although not California born and bred, Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's, NSW, AUS will drive for local owners Dennis & Theresa Roth in the #83JR with a Toyota Racing Development engine under the hood. In that same category, Kings Royal champion Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN is expected to pilot Kevin Kozlowski's #57 with Paul Silva on the wrenches.

That's only a small preview of the many contenders hoping to top the Outlaws in California. For fans unable to attend, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

This three-week journey is the first of two west coast adventures with a September swing to follow for the World of Outlaws. The latter visit is highlighted by Washington's Skagit Nationals (Sept. 1-3) and Grays Harbor Raceway (Sept. 5), then four more dates in California with the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway (Sept. 9-10), the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway (Sept. 16), and the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway (Sept. 17).

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY WINNERS (27 races):
4 wins - Joey Saldana, Tim Kaeding
3 wins - Donny Schatz
2 wins - David Gravel, Rico Abreu
1 win - Steve Kinser, Erin Crocker, Terry McCarl, Tim Shaffer, Sammy Swindell, Jac Haudenschild, Randy Hannagan, Jason Meyers, Craig Dollansky, Daryn Pittman, Aaron Reutzel, Ian Madsen

MERCED SPEEDWAY WINNERS (4 races):
3 wins - Sammy Swindell
1 win - David Gravel

OCEAN SPEEDWAY WINNERS (5 races):
1 win - Brad Sweet, Steve Kinser, Brad Furr, Andy Hillenburg, Joey Saldana

BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY WINNERS (10 races):
3 wins - Steve Kinser
2 wins - Dave Blaney
1 win - Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Doug Wolfgang, Bobby Davis Jr.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WINNERS (21 races):
7 wins - Mark Kinser
3 wins - Daryn Pittman
2 wins - Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana
1 win - David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Jason Meyers, Johnny Herrera, Craig Dollanky

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Head to Texas for Cotton Bowl Doubleheader

Previous Cotton Bowl Winners Include Sweet, Haudenschild & Gravel

PAIGE, TX - February 28, 2022 - After a three-week hiatus, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series regulars are chomping at the bit to get back on track and get into the swing of the 90-race schedule.

That opportunity comes this weekend with a Texas Two-Step planned for The Greatest Show on Dirt at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX on Friday & Saturday, March 4-5.

The Series has visited the paperclip 1/3-mile on four previous occasions with victories split between full-timers Brad Sweet (2016, 2021), David Gravel (2018), and Sheldon Haudenschild (2021). That trio of Sweet, Gravel & Haudenschild, along with Donny Schatz & James McFadden, currently make up the top-five in the early season championship standings.

For fans unable to attend this weekend's doubleheader, you can watch every lap live with the DIRTVision FAST PASS.
COTTON BOWL TICKETS (Friday & Saturday)

Here's what to watch for ahead of the fourth and fifth race of the season:

THE BEST CAT: Through four CBS visits, nobody has stood out quite like The Big Cat Brad Sweet. The three-time and defending Series champion has never finished off the podium, recording two of his 74 career wins at Cotton Bowl and running second & third when he's not on the top step.

The Grass Valley, CA native has led laps in three of four events, including the memorable Series debut at Cotton Bowl in 2016 when he passed then Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman in the final corner of the final lap to steal the win.

Following a whirlwind DIRTcar Nationals, which saw a near DNF and a late-race loss at Volusia, the NAPA Auto Parts #49 team is extra motivated to chalk one up in the W column this week.

PAIGE PROWESS: Beyond Sweet, the next tier of Cotton Bowl's finest highlights these five gentlemen who have never finished outside of the top-10 at the Paige, TX facility.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND has scored World of Outlaws wins at four different Texas tracks (Devil's Bowl, Royal Purple, Battleground, Lone Star), but he's yet to conquer Cotton Bowl. The 10-time Series champion enters with a career-best of fifth at CBS, a mark that the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 hopes to top this weekend following a strong start to his year in Volusia.
David Gravel of Watertown, CT has the championship lead for the first time in his career following runs of fourth, second, and first at Volusia. The driver of the Big Game Motorsports #2 has split his 70 career World of Outlaws wins between 40 different tracks, including Cotton Bowl where he led from green to checkered back in 2018.
Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA has mastered the Devil's Bowl (Mesquite, TX) 1/2-mile with three consecutive wins to his credit, and now he wants a piece of Cotton Bowl's 1/3-mile. The star of the Shark Racing, DuraMax #1S has earned results of seventh, tenth, tenth, and sixth in four starts at the Paige property.
Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH transitioned to Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing in 2018, and since then has finished eighth, first, and fifth at Cotton Bowl. The NOS Energy Drink #17 already topped a spectacular finish on night two at DIRTcar Nationals, and now looks to become the first repeat winner of 2022 at a place he also won at last year.
James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT only has two appearances at Cotton Bowl but made the most of them in 2021 with runs of eighth and tenth. The Australian is off to a hot start in 2022, making the most of his move to the Roth Motorsports #83 and getting his sophomore surge going.

HOME COOKING: Taking advantage of a rained-out trip to Mississippi and Louisiana, Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA stayed close to home last weekend and kept his skills sharp in the cockpit. The Jason Johnson Racing superstar traded the #41 for the Tarlton #21 and promptly beat Kerry Madsen & Shane Golobic to win the Dave Helm Memorial at Hanford's Keller Auto Speedway, where the World of Outlaws will race on September 16.

The 25-year-old championship contender returns to the JJR, Albaugh #41 this weekend where redemption is on the line at Cotton Bowl. Last year's Texas Two-Step was a bit of a damper for them with lackluster runs of 11th and 13th made worse by a destroyed car in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

ROOKIE RACE: The battle for the 2022 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award kicked off in Florida with Spencer Bayston (CJB #5), Kasey Kahne (KKR #9), and Noah Gass (#20G) launching their inaugural full-time runs. This weekend's Texas Two-Step offers familiarity for some and brand-new territory for others.

Kahne, who has recovered from a vicious crash at Volusia, is ready to get back on track at Cotton Bowl, where the Washington native earned a seventh-place finish in 2018. Bayston is making his first appearance at the track but has the aid of crew chief Barry Jackson, who was a podium finisher last year at CBS with Brent Marks behind the wheel. For Gass, it's the second of a laundry list of facilities that he'll attend for the first time as his learning curve steepens against the best of the best steepens.

LONE STAR LOYAL: Two former full-time Outlaws from Texas will be in action this weekend with a chance to defend their home turf. Both Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX, and Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, TX were born and raised in the heart of Texas and continue to carry that Lone Star State pride at the top level of Sprint Car racing.

Neither driver has yet to win at the Paige, TX 1/3-mile, but both have come close with second-place results in the ASCS 360 Sprint Car ranks. Reutzel has built a formidable operation with Tyler Swank on the wrenches of the Mobil 1, RSR #8, and a Toyota Racing Development engine under the hood, while Hafertepe continues to be a proven threat aboard the Hill's Racing #15H.

STAT PACK: A few noteworthy stats to follow this weekend at Cotton Bowl include...

The existing track record is 13.356 seconds by Aaron Reutzel on 3/19/21.
The starting position of the four winners includes sixth, first, fifth, second.
The closest margin of victory is 0.162-seconds between Sweet & Pittman in 2016.
David Gravel's 2016 win is the only race that did not feature a lead change.
+11 (Carson Macedo & Wayne Johnson in 2021) is the most of any Hard Charger.

TEXAS TRADITION: The World of Outlaws has always shared a special connection with Texas, where founder Ted Johnson launched the Series in 1978. Over the course of 45 seasons, the state has hosted 203 races with 36 different winners, including legends like Steve Kinser (48 wins), Sammy Swindell (38 wins), and Mark Kinser (13 wins) at the top and notable active drivers like Donny Schatz (7 wins), Brad Sweet (3 wins), Logan Schuchart (3 wins) & David Gravel (2 wins) leading the current crop.

Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX is one of 11 tracks within state borders to host a World of Outlaws race. Also on that list is Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX (91 races); Big H Motor Speedway in Houston, TX (34 races); Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, TX (17 races); Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX (15 races); Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX (14 races): Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, TX (12 races); North Texas Speedway in Royse City, TX (9 races); Hub City Speedway in Lubbock, TX (4 races); Western Tech Speedway in El Paso, TX (2 races); and Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX (1 race).

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday & Saturday, March 4-5 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (3/90 Nights):
1. 2-David Gravel (438 PTS); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (-14 PTS); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-16 PTS); 4. 83-James McFadden (-24 PTS); 5. 49-Brad Sweet (-36 PTS); 6. 19-Brent Marks (-38 PTS); 7. 41-Carson Macedo (-42 PTS); 8. 8-Aaron Reutzel (-44 PTS); 9. 26-Cory Eliason (-48 PTS); 10. 57-Kyle Larson (-50 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (3 Drivers):
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
1 win – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2

FEATURE LAPS LED (4 Drivers):
52 laps – David Gravel
25 laps – Donny Schatz
7 laps – Brad Sweet
1 lap – Sheldon Haudenschild

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (3 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason

HEAT RACE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
2 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
1 Heat Win – Jacob Allen, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, James McFadden, Kraig Kinser

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (16 Drivers):
3 Dashes - David Gravel
2 Dashes - Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
1 Dash - Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri, Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Brent Marks

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (3 Drivers):
1 LCS Win - Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri

PODIUM FINISHES (8 Drivers):
2 Podiums – David Gravel
1 Podium – Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, James McFadden, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks

TOP 10 RESULTS (16 Drivers):
3 Top 10s - David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
2 Top 10s - Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Top 10 - Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thur, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Fri, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
3. Sat, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)

Photo - Chris Owens

 

 

Persistent rainstorms force cancellation of Magnolia, The Rev Sprint Car events
World of Outlaws CASE Late Models to run at The Rev, March 11-12

MONROE, LA – Feb. 23, 2022 – With traveling teams and fans in mind, heavy persistent rainstorms throughout the week creating oversaturated grounds at Magnolia Motor Speedway and The Rev have forced World of Outlaws and track officials to cancel this weekend’s events.

Both events will not be made up. However, fans can look forward to the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models doubleheader at The Rev, March 11-12.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to Friday’s event at Magnolia Motor Speedway and Saturday’s event at The Rev will receive a face-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. That credit can be used toward the upcoming World of Outlaws CASE Late Model event at The Rev.

If a credit to your account does not work for you, then you have until March 23 to request a refund. For more details email tickets@dirtcar.com if you have further questions. Click here for refund request.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2022 season resumes at Cotton Bowl Speedway, in Paige, TX, for the Texas Two-Step on March 4-5. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both nights live on DIRTVision – either online or with the DIRTVision App.

 

 

Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series Closes Out Spectacular Opening Event

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 15, 2022 - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation wrapped up a historic two days at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night.

Not one, but two DIRTcar Nationals gator trophies were handed out and a big $10,000 check was on the line for the 35 gassers who supported the debut of the new Series.

In the end, nobody could touch Thomas Meseraull. The San Jose, CA native led all 30 laps at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile in dominating fashion, never receiving a single challenge even when forced to handle two green-white-checkered finishes to close out the Feature.

Crossing the line with a 0.953-second margin of victory, T-Mez controlled the entirety of the race with a much more commanding lead aboard the Chris Dyson owned and Sean Michael wrenched #20M than what the final box score shows. In classic T-Mez fashion, his post-race interview was full of theatrics and sound bites.

"Hats off to Sean Michael for believing in me," Meseraull said. "I've torn up a lot of stuff, even this week, but here we are on the frontstretch. All you haters can hate all you want, but I keep on winning races. I kept thinking $10,000-to-win, so you better crash it before you even think of giving it up. I just kept giving it all she had, this thing was on rails tonight."

While T-Mez cashed a five-figure check, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN scored the inaugural DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship for the Xtreme Outlaw Series. The Michael Motorsports pilot was the most consistent driver with finishes of first and fifth, good enough to win him his first career golden gator.

"This is really special to win the first one," noted Leary, who also won Monday's debut. "We weren't good enough to get the win tonight, but winning this Big Gator is pretty damn cool. Now we've got a little one and a big one!"

The most intriguing storyline of the week came in the form of Brady Bacon and Dennis Gile. On Monday, Gile broke a driveline (thus breaking his foot) and leaving Bacon with nowhere to go as they collided and sent Bacon flipping into the fence. On Tuesday, they were suddenly teaming up together for a run at the gator.

Bacon climbed aboard Gile's #13 and showed speed right out of the box, setting QuickTime in his group and eventually earning high point man honors. The Broken Arrow, OK native advanced from sixth to second and had a chance at T-Mez on the final restarts, but fell just short of bringing "Big Money Brady" to Xtreme Outlaw victory lane.

"We're just making lemonade out of lemons," Bacon said flipping on Monday and running second on Tuesday. "I can't thank Dennis and his whole team enough for letting me run this car, otherwise I would've been up there in the standings. A huge thank you to the Xtreme Outlaw Series for putting this on and giving us some extra races for good money. We tried giving it a little hail mary on the bottom, but there just wasn't enough left to get a run at Thomas."

Closing out the podium with his second-straight TJ Forged Hard Charger Award was Chase Stockon, advancing from 10th to third aboard the KO Motorsports, Hutson John Deer #5S. Of 15 drivers committed to the full schedule, the Fort Branch, IN native will leave Volusia as the early-season favorite at claiming the inaugural $20,000 Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car championship.

"We've got a lot of momentum on our side right now," Stockon said. "Hopefully, we can finish out the Florida swing and keep rolling with the Xtreme Outlaw guys. My guys have given me such awesome pieces both nights down here."

Robert Ballou and CJ Leary rounded out the top-five at Volusia, while Shane Cottle, Carson Short, Justin Grant, Shane Cockrum, and Alex Bright finished out the top-10 on Tuesday night.

UP NEXT - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will next compete in early April alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. A Missouri doubleheader is on tap with trips to US-36 Raceway in Osborn, MO on Friday, April 8 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO on Saturday, April 9.

Xtreme Sprint Car Results (30 Laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull (2); 2. Brady Bacon (6); 3. Chase Stockon (10); 4. Robert Ballou (8); 5. CJ Leary (5); 6. Shane Cottle (1); 7. Carson Short (13); 8. Justin Grant (9); 9. Shane Cockrum (4); 10. Alex Bright (12); 11. Charles Davis Jr. (17); 12. Briggs Danner (14); 13. Mario Clouser (16); 14. Wesley Smith (20); 15. Logan Seavey (15); 16. Cole Bodine (7); 17. Jake Swanson (3); 18. Matt Westfall (21); 19. Landon Simon (11); 20. Braxton Cummings (22); 21. Brandon Mattox (18); 22. Dustin Clark (19).

NEW Championship Standings (2/14 Races): 1. CJ Leary (441); 2. Robert Ballou (-14); 3. Chase Stockon (-19); 4. Justin Grant (-20); 5. Carson Short (-27); 6. Thomas Meseraull (-47); 7. Shane Cottle (-48); 8. Alex Bright (-53); 9. Charles Davis Jr. (-66); 10. Shane Cockrum (-67).

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier), and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.

 

FOREVER THE FIRST: CJ Leary is Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series Winner at Volusia Speedway Park

37-Car Field Returns on Tuesday for $10,000 Payday in DIRTcar Nationals Special

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 14, 2022 - When we look back on the record books in 20-30 years, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN will forever be the first winner in the history of the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation.

Advancing from third to first in two laps, Leary finessed the middle of the Volusia Speedway Park 1/2-mile and shot by polesitter Carson Short in the early running. The 25-year-old Michael Motorsports pilot then survived a pair of restarts, a late rally by Short, and one final charge from Justin Grant to bank the $5,000 victory LIVE on DIRTVision.

"I've always wanted to run a Non-Wing car around here at Volusia," Leary said in victory lane. "I came and got my ass kicked by the World of Outlaws a few years ago with the wing, so to come back and win a gator tonight is pretty cool. The place is a blast to race."

The former USAC National Sprint Car champion will lead the star-studded 37-car field back to the Barberville, FL facility on Tuesday night with a $10,000-to-win DIRTcar Nationals Feature on tap for the newly-created Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars.

"This new Xtreme Outlaw Series is a great deal, and the timing is really perfect," Leary acknowledged. "It's awesome to see more non-wing races and more money available for us who have committed to the sport. Hats off to everyone behind this deal. We tried some stuff tonight and I think it worked, so I hope we can keep it up for $10,000 tomorrow."

Chasing Leary to the line with a runner-up effort on Monday was Justin Grant of Ione, CA aboard the TOPP Motorsports, NOS Energy Drink #4. After starting fifth, JG fell back to seventh at the start but recovered quickly and made his way to the second spot by Lap 21. He continually took large chunks out of Leary's lead with every passing lap, but the checkered flag cut his run short by 1.356-seconds.

"I spent a while tuning on the shocks and finally got it happy around halfway," Grant noted on his Maxim #4. "We gave a couple of spots away early, but once we moved up the top we were really good. Just came up short at the end. We knew it was 25 laps when it started, so you can say five more laps all you want, but we need to get there faster."

Closing out the podium was polesitter Carson Short of Marion, IL with a third-place effort. The former World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winner led the first-ever Xtreme Outlaw Feature lap, but he saw his bid for the inaugural win slip away when his #21 caught the front stretch wall trying to track down Leary.

"It's just so hard to judge things starting up front, especially at a place we haven't seen these cars at lately," Short mentioned. "CJ was so good in the middle when he got by me, so I started his mimicking his line and made some ground. Once I hit the wall after the caution those guys ran away from me and I just hung on. We'll work on it to go for the big money tomorrow."

Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN earned Hard Charger honors with an impressive 15th-to-4th run aboard the KO Motorsports, Hutson John Deere #5S. Rounding out the top-five at Volusia was Monday's QuickTime qualifier and high point man Robert Ballou of Rocklin, CA.

Following them was Arizona's Charles Davis Jr. in sixth, Pennsylvania's Alex Bright in seventh, California's Jake Swanson in eighth, and Indiana's Dustin Clark & Shane Cottle in ninth & tenth.

Group Qualifying at the Volusia 1/2-mile was topped by Ballou (16.783), Short (16.855), Dennis Gile (16.942), and Matt Westfall (16.972). Heat Race victories went to Grant, Ballou, Clark & Leary with Meseraull & Westfall topping the Last Chance Showdowns.

UP NEXT (Tues.) - The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will battle for a $10,000 prize in Tuesday's appearance at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL.

Xtreme Outlaw Feature (25 Laps) - 1. CJ Leary (3); 2. Justin Grant (5); 3. Carson Short (1); 4. Chase Stockon (15); 5. Robert Ballou (6); 6. Charles Davis Jr. (11); 7. Alex Bright (2); 8. Jake Swanson (16); 9. Dustin Clark (4); 10. Shane Cottle (8); 11. Mitchel Moles (13); 12. Shane Cockrum (10); 13. Thomas Meseraull (17); 14. Mario Clouser (14); 15. Briggs Danner (19); 16. Logan Seavey (12); 17. Wesley Smith (20); 18. Chad Boespflug (21); 19. Matt Westfall (18); 20. Kory Schudy (22); 21. Dennis Gile (7); 22. Brady Bacon (9). LAPS LED: Short 1; Leary 2-25. HARD CHARGER:Stockon +11.

NEW Championship Standings (1/14 Races) - 1. CJ Leary (229); 2. Justin Grant (-4); 3. Carson Short (-12); 4. Robert Ballou (-14); 5. Chase Stockon (-22); 6. Alex Bright (-27); 7. Charles Davis Jr. (-28); 8. Dustin Clark (-34); 9. Jake Swanson (-38); 10. Shane Cottle (-41).

Photo - Josh James

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier), and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.

 

WHO TO EXPECT: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars Debut on Monday and Tuesday at Volusia Speedway Park

DIRTcar Nationals Gator Trophy and $10,000 Payday Awaits Star-Studded Field

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 13, 2022 - History will be made this week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL as traditional sprint cars join the lineup at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals.

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will officially make their grand entrance on Monday & Tuesday with both nights streaming LIVE on DIRTVision.

A group of 15 drivers has already committed to the entire 14-race schedule with hopes of claiming the inaugural Series championship in 2022. Joining those full-timers in action this week is a laundry list of well-known superstars in the non-wing world who have their sights set on winning one of the sought-after gator trophies at DIRTcar Nationals.

It all begins on Monday, February 14 with a $5,000-to-win program on Valentine's Day, followed by a big $10,000-to-win special on Tuesday, February 15. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE to secure a seat for this historic happening at The World's Fastest 1/2-Mile.

Here are some of the stars you can expect to see over the next two nights in Volusia.
FULL-TIME DRIVERS:

Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, TN will drive his own DHR Suspension #16. The 35-year-old is a multi-time winner with the POWRi WAR Sprints and ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series.
Chad Boespflug of Hanford, CA has teamed up with legendary crew chief Scott Benic in 2022. The nine-time USAC Sprint Car winner will wheel the famed #2B in Xtreme Outlaw action.
Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN owns the USAC Iron Man record for most consecutive starts and now finds a new challenge in chasing the Xtreme Outlaw title aboard the KO Motorsports #5S.
Cole Bodine of Rossville, IN has graduated from the micro sprint and midget ranks to a full-time sprint car schedule between Xtreme Outlaw and USAC. The 23-year-old runs the DCT Racing #57B.
Dallas Hewitt of Troy, OH has planned a special throwback #21 in honor of his iconic uncle Jack Hewitt. He's a multi-time BOSS Sprint Car winner with his set on the Xtreme Outlaw Series in 2022.
Dennis Gile of Glendale, AZ spearheads a two-car operation this year with the Xtreme Outlaw Series. He's a four-time ASCS Desert Series victor.
Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, OK runs alongside Stockon aboard the KO Motorsports #5M. J-Mac is already a multi-time USAC Sprint Car and Midget winner at 24 years old.
Kory Schudy of Springfield, MO is fresh off a championship season with USAC MWRA and now turns his focus to an Xtreme Outlaw title aboard the Jon Sawyer owned #28.
Kyle Shipley of Peoria, AZ will embark on a full season with Xtreme Outlaw driving the Michael Dutcher #17 across the 14-race campaign.
Landon Simon of Tipp City, OH will run the True North Cannabis #24 throughout the year with Xtreme Outlaw. He's a winner with both the USAC Sprint Cars and POWRi WAR Sprint Cars.
Mario Clouser of Auburn, IL bagged the POWRi WAR Sprint Car championship in 2021, and now prepares for an Xtreme Outlaw title run in 2022 aboard the Eberhardt/Zirzow #6.
Mitchel Moles of Raisin City, CA will run a second Gile #13M entry as the micro sprint standout begins expanding his career into midgets and sprints in 2022.
Shane Cockrum of Benton, IL brings the Amati Racing #66 back to the national stage this year with veteran Davey Jones on the wrenches.
Wesley Smith of Nixa, MO recorded a breakout year with 10 total wins between WAR and MWRA, now he's taking the Carquest Auto Parts #44 on the road with the Xtreme Outlaw Series.
Zach Daum of Pocahontas, IL is a three-time POWRi National Midget champion, but his 2022 journey focuses on the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car title with the McGarry Motorsports #31

GATOR CHASERS:

Alex Bright of Collegeville, PA is a 13-time USAC East Coast Sprint Car winner and heading to Florida with the Hummer Motorsports #20.
Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK is a four-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion and he's pumped to get his first chance at a gator this week aboard the Wedgewood Motorsports #98.
Briggs Danner of Allentown, PA has turned plenty of heads at 20 years old and will get his next chance to leave a large impression this week in the Heffner Racing #5G.
Carson Short of Marion, IL has his #21 dialed in for two nights at Volusia this week with the chance at becoming the first driver to win with both the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Xtreme Outlaw Series.
C.J. Leary of Greenfield, IN heads south with the Michael Motorsports #77M and aims to kick off his 2022 campaign with a golden gator.
Jake Swanson of Anaheim, CA made the move from the west coast to Indiana, but still represents Team AZ and looks to leave with the loot in the #21AZ.
Justin Grant of Ione, CA will wheel the NOS Energy Drink, TOPP Motorsports #4 in pursuit of a potential $15,000 sweep only days after sweeping the USAC Midget opening weekend.
Logan Seavey of Sutter, CA loves a big, slick 1/2-mile and gets just that this week as he brings the Baldwin-Fox #5 to Volusia for a shot at the Xtreme Outlaw gators.
Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, OH runs the Marshall #33 as he'll become the first driver to compete with both the World of Outlaws Late Models and Xtreme Outlaw Series.
Robert Ballou of Rocklin, CA will try to bolster his already impressive resume with 31 USAC Sprint Car wins as he heads to Volusia with his sights set on the DIRTcar Nationals victory.
Shane Cottle of Kokomo, IN gets to throttle the Hogue #39 at Volusia on Monday and Tuesday night.
Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, CA will guide Chris Dyson's #20 with Sean Michael on the wrenches.

You can watch every lap of the Xtreme Outlaw Series debut LIVE on DIRTVision and follow along with lineups, results, live timing, points, and more on the MyRacePass app.


 

 

BIG GAME HUNTERS: David Gravel Wrangles Big Gator Championship at DIRTcar Nationals
 

 Brian Walker
 

Elusive Volusia Victory Brings Gravel to 70 Career World of Outlaws Wins

The Big Game Motorsports crew went big game hunting and got themselves a Big Gator Championship on Saturday night.

Following up finishes of fourth on Thursday and second on Friday, David Gravel put the ultimate exclamation point on his DIRTcar Nationals title with a downright dominating victory in Saturday’s Feature at Volusia Speedway Park.

Earning the pole position with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win, Gravel took the green flag, set the cruise control, and never let go until the Huset’s Speedway #2 crossed the checkered flag with a 1.114-second margin of victory. It was a big bounceback win for Tod Quiring’s operation, which is headed by reigning Crew Chief of the Year Cody Jacobs along with Trey Bowman & Zach Patterson.

The victory, which was Gravel’s first in World of Outlaws competition at Volusia and in Florida, came just 24 hours after losing a heartbreaker to Sheldon Haudenschild by 0.044-seconds. That was with only three shocks, though, and then they proved how lethal they were with a fully operational beast.

A now-resident of West Palm Beach, FL, Gravel collected his 70th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win at Volusia Speedway Park, which became the 40th track he’s won at.

Another eight months and 85+ races remain in the 2022 campaign, but this is no doubt the hottest start of Gravel’s career and arguably the most potential he’s had when it comes to putting all the pieces together to record that first career championship.

“This deal is hard, you know there’s a reason why there are only 10 champions in World of Outlaws history,” Gravel spoke on the early-season title outlook. “I’ve never done it before and I’ve been on the road since 2013 just learning every single season. We have to take it one race at a time. It’s definitely a confidence builder, but we realize this place is unique and unlike other places we’ll see.”

“It’s no doubt, though, that I’ve got one of the best car owners in the business and we’ve got a really good team on the road. I’m excited to really get into the swing of things.”
David Gravel is the new World of Outlaws Championship leader
Albeit early, Gravel is still commanding the points lead for the first time in his career.

After starting on the outside pole, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN chased Gravel for the opening half and was making headway in trying to track him down until the right rear let loose and sent the #11K careening into the wall on Lap 15.

From there, Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA assumed the runner-up and never let it go as he crossed the stripe with a Volusia career-best of second-place. It’s a strong start for the seven-time World of Outlaws winner who will embark on a true outlaw schedule – including 40+ dates with The Greatest Show in Dirt – in 2022 with the Murray-Marks #19.

“We had a really good car, but not as good as David,” Marks mentioned. “We needed more lap traffic to get to him. It’s been an amazing adventure so far with Murray-Marks, though. I normally struggle here so to run second-place tonight is pretty well for us.”

Rounding out the podium was James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS with a season-best third-place run in the Roth Motorsports #83.

“Getting this new deal with Roth Motorsports on the podium so quick is awesome for us,” McFadden said. “It’s a privilege for me to come over and race in front of a crowd like this. We just have to keep taking advantage and building our momentum to chase the championship.”

Sheldon Haudenschild finished fourth aboard the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 and Brad Sweet ran fifth in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

Closing out the top-10 on Saturday night at Volusia was Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Logan Schuchart with a 22nd-to-ninth KSE Hard Charger run, and Carson Macedo in the tenth spot.

UP NEXT – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will enjoy next weekend at home before taking The Greatest Show on Dirt to the dirty south for a trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS on Friday, February 25, and The Rev in Monroe, LA on Saturday, February 26.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [6][$3,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [5][$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$2,050]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [17][$2,000]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$1,400]; 13. 11-Kerry Madsen [12][$1,200]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,100]; 15. 8-Aaron Reutzel [13][$1,050]; 16. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,000]; 17. 57-Kyle Larson [15][$1,000]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [16][$1,000]; 19. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [10][$1,000]; 20. 13-Justin Peck [20][$1,000]; 21. 55-Alex Bowman [18][$1,000]; 22. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [19][$1,000]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2][$1,000]; 24. 39M-Anthony Macri [23][$1,000]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+13]

NEW Championship Standings (After 3/89 Races): 1. David Gravel (438); 2. Donny Schatz (-14); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-16); 4. James McFadden (-24); 5. Brad Sweet (-36); 6. Brent Marks (-38); 7. Carson Macedo (-42); 8. Aaron Reutzel (-44); 9. Cory Eliason (-48); 10. Kyle Larson (-50).

 

 

NOS-SOME: Sheldon Haudenschild Edges David Gravel & Brad Sweet in DIRTcar Nationals Thriller

Three Lead Changes in Final Two Laps of Incredible Finish at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 11, 2022 - The excitement of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series was on full display on Friday night.

Hosting a race of the year candidate at Volusia Speedway Park, the DIRTcar Nationals Feature was highlighted by three different leaders over the final two laps at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile. Simply put, it was an instant classic.

Reigning champion Brad Sweet was in the catbird seat with two to go, then points leader David Gravel asserted himself as he led the white flag lap, but ultimately it was Sheldon Haudenschild inching out the victory by forty-four one-thousandths of a second (0.044) at the checkered flag.

The epic ending promptly sent the massive crowd into a frenzy at Volusia and lit social media ablaze with praise as the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 pulled into victory lane.

"What a wild race," Haudenschild said to a standing ovation. "Man, that was so much fun. Those two were gassing it up and I can only imagine how it looked from the stands. I'm really looking forward to this year. We've got a great group focused on having fun and winning races."

Haudenschild's 23rd career World of Outlaws win gives the Wooster, OH native his second Golden Gator almost exactly four years after he won his first-career Feature at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals back in 2018.

Albeit a heartbreaker, Gravel's runner-up effort was wildly impressive considering the circumstances. Losing the right front shock at halfway, the 29-year-old veteran never wavered and instead adapted to the ever-changing Big Game Motorsports #2.

The Watertown, CT native set Slick Woody's QuickTime, won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and led 22 of 30 laps, including at the white flag. However, the holes ate up his unbalanced machine coming to the checkered flag and created a big bobble, allowing Haudenschild to square him up and cross him over to edge him at the line by 0.044 seconds.

"I knew on that last restart with 16 to go that my right front shock was gone, but damn I wanted to win this race," a motivated Gravel said. "When I could haul ass and get this thing to lay left it was still amazing, but when I slowed down and got into the holes that's where I gave it away. We weren't going to stop fighting for that one. I hope everyone enjoyed that!"

Although it's only the second of 90+ races, a noteworthy feat is that Gravel escaped with the points lead for the first time in his World of Outlaws career. It's a long road until the $200,000 championship check cashes after World Finals in November, but DG and Tod Quiring's Big Game Motorsports group have proven they're ready to reach the mountaintop.

Closing out the trio of tremendous drivers on Friday's podium was Brad Sweet, who rebounded from a rough opening night 16th to finish third on night two. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 controlled Laps 22-28, but costly mistakes in turns one and two combined with the pace of lap traffic ultimately cost The Big Cat his 75th career win.

"Wow, that was a really fun race," Sweet noted afterward. "You hate to come up short, but Sheldon and David did a phenomenal job. I struggled as I got to traffic with my pace and couldn't get off turn two as well as them. These last five to seven laps are what wins and loses races in this Series. I was searching and that's not a feeling you want late in the going. We'll get better for tomorrow."

Earning their first top-five finishes of the season was Carson Macedo with a KSE Hard Charger Award from 16th to fourth in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, and Jacob Allen with an impressive fifth-place bid aboard the Shark Racing #1A.

James McFadden drove the Roth Motorsports #83 from 18th to sixth, Thursday's winner Donny Schatz ran seventh in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Tyler Courtney again finished eighth with his Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC, Cory Eliason took the Rudeen Racing #26 to ninth-place, and Aaron Reutzel concluded the top-10 in his RSR #8.

UP NEXT (Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the 51st DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. For those unable to attend, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [1][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$3,500]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [16][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,500]; 6. 83-James McFadden [18][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,200]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [10][$2,050]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,600]; 12. 57-Kyle Larson [17][$1,400]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [21][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,100]; 15. 11-Kerry Madsen [5][$1,050]; 16. 9-Kasey Kahne [15][$1,000]; 17. 13-Justin Peck [22][$1,000]; 18. 5-Spencer Bayston [13][$1,000]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$1,000]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,000]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass [26][$]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$1,000]; 23. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]; 24. 55-Alex Bowman [24][$1,000]; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$1,000]; 26. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-21, 29; Brad Sweet 22-28; Sheldon Haudenschild 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Carson Macedo[+12]

NEW Championship Standings (After 2/89 Races): 1. David Gravel (288); 2. Donny Schatz (-2); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-8); 4. Aaron Reutzel (-14); 5. Kyle Larson (-16); 6. James McFadden (-18); 7. Tyler Courtney (-20); 8. Carson Macedo (-22); 9. Anthony Macri (-24); 10. Brad Sweet (-26).

 

 

YELLOW LED-BETTER: Donny Schatz Strikes First in 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Season

Schatz Beats Larson to Score 23rd Career DIRTcar Nationals Win at Volusia

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 10, 2022 - Pearl Jam once sang "I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag," and the same could be thought of Donny Schatz's whirlwind 2021 season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

When it comes to 2022, though, there's no denying which end of the spectrum the 10-time champion is starting on; he's the boxer, and he's ready to reclaim the world title that was bestowed upon him for years.

The box score will show Schatz led all 25 laps of Thursday's season-opening affair at Volusia Speedway Park, but it was anything but a snoozer as he methodically maneuvered the challenging 1/2-mile and had to fend off reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson on the final restart.

Speaking on the surface, Schatz offered a one-liner to the roar of the crowd as he noted "I'd rather land on the other side of the fence than run second." It almost felt like a rejuvenated Donny emerged from the cockpit, especially so with his personal favorite yellow scheme back on the #15.

In the end, Schatz's symbolic win is like a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the tedious task of researching, developing, and mastering the Ford Performance Stewart 410 engine. After a rollercoaster process of getting this program off the ground, the FPS410 appears more reliable and more powerful than ever.

Another element of that is the off-season restructuring of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing with Steve "Scuba" Swenson, Todd Devnich, and Ayrton Olson working on the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest Auto Parts, Sage Fruit #15 this season.

For the 44-year-old native of Fargo, ND, it was another night to pad the stats as he secured his 303rd career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt with 14 of those coming in World of Outlaws action and 24 in total under the DIRTcar Nationals banner.

"It all starts with night one and you really need to get that first win out of the way as soon as possible," Schatz said after his fifth career season-opening victory. "Starting on the outside was a blessing for us with the way it rolled out. I didn't want to run down in the rough stuff, but there at the end I knew I had to if I wanted to win."

"It's been a big change," he detailed on the continued expansion at TSR. "These guys have never lost focus, though, and I think we've been showing how much better we are. One of the parts about this sport that still drives me is our partners, they're always by our side win or lose. It makes it more special when we deliver the wins they deserve."

Chasing Schatz to the stripe on Thursday night was Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, CA aboard Paul Silva's Finley Farms, HendrickCars.com #57. The Hendrick Motorsports superstar advanced from sixth to second and cleared Schatz with a Lap 26 slidejob, but didn't have enough to hold off the #15 as they raced wheel-to-wheel down the backstretch.

Finishing 1.542-seconds behind, the 24-time World of Outlaws winner earned his 16th runner-up result with the Series. It was the seventh time that Larson fell short against Schatz - more than double any other driver - and also meant his winless record at Volusia Speedway Park will extend at least one more race.

"It was elbows up," Larson said with a smile. "I think growing up in California really paid off for me tonight because I'm used to seeing choppy tracks with ruts and being forced to get up on the wheel against some aggressive character. I three what I had at Donny, but I think we needed lap traffic maybe. It was a fun race, hopefully we can be one spot better tomorrow."

Closing out the podium was Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX, who put together a stellar season-opening bid for the Ridge & Son Racing #8 team. With a new Mobil1 partnership and the Toyota Racing Development 410 engine under the hood, A-Aron started the night in perfect fashion.

He earned Slick Woody's QuickTime, won his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and ultimately finished third in the DIRTcar Nationals Feature.

"What a great start for this team," Reutzel happily mentioned. "I knew Donny wasn't going to duck in behind me, and that was my fear of losing the lead at the start. I thought I was coming at one point in lap traffic, but then I started fading as the fuel load fell off. Once Kyle got me it changed the race for us. We'll take what we learned and hopefully get up there on top tomorrow."

Rounding out the top-five was Big Game Motorsports pilot David Gravel in fourth and Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri in fifth.

Finishing out the top-10 on Thursday night was Justin Peck & Buch Motorsports in sixth, Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart in seventh, Clauson-Marshall Racing's Tyler Courtney in eighth, James McFadden & Roth Motorsports in ninth, and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing's Sheldon Haudenschild in tenth with KSE Hard Charger honors.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has two nights left at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals with races scheduled for Friday & Saturday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. Gates open at 4pm with DIRTVision covering every lap live for those at home.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [6][$6,000]; 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel [1][$3,500]; 4. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,800]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [3][$2,500]; 6. 13-Justin Peck [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$2,200]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5][$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [11][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$2,000]; 11. 11-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [15][$1,400]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$1,200]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason [18][$1,100]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$1,050]; 16. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,000]; 18. 5-Spencer Bayston [19][$1,000]; 19. 9-Kasey Kahne [10][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 21. 55-Alex Bowman [17][$1,000]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,000]; 24. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [21][$1,000]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]; 26. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [26][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (Through 1/88 Races) - 1. Donny Schatz (150); 2. Kyle Larson (-4); 3. Aaron Reutzel (-6); 4. David Gravel (-8); 5. Anthony Macri (-10); 6. Justin Peck (-12); 7. Logan Schuchart (-14); 8. Tyler Courtney (-16); 9. James McFadden (-18); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (-20).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: New Season Begins at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Headline Thursday-Saturday Programs

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 9, 2022 - After a 96-day off-season, the wait is finally over. It's race week.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series opens the 2022 season in traditional fashion at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals for the 18th consecutive year. The six-night "Sprint Week" at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile is headlined by The Greatest Show on Dirt from Thursday-Saturday.

For those unable to make #FLinFEB, you can catch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.

Ahead of the 51st annual event, let's dive into the names and faces you can expect to see chasing some Golden Gators this week, and the full roster of 14 full-time drivers this season.

FOUR-PEAT: For the third consecutive year, all targets are pointed at the backs of Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing, and the NAPA Auto Parts #49. In 2021, The Big Cat steered his Maxim/Kistler entry to a third straight championship with the tremendous trio of Eric Prutzman, Joe Mooney & Andrew Bowman staying on the crew. His achievement put him alongside legends Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz as the only drivers to ever record a three-peat.

The attention now turns to the fourth title for the Grass Valley, CA native, who kickstarts that title defense at one of his best tracks. With six of his 74 wins coming at Volusia, the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile is tied with Cedar Lake as the winningest track of Sweet's career. He'll try to snatch some more wins this week with his third DIRTcar Nationals championship on the line.

BACK TO BUSINESS: When it comes to Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing all that matters is winning. After a strenuous research & development program, the powerhouse #15 team believes the Ford Performance 410 engine is as strong as ever entering the 2022 season; providing the 10-time Series champion with his next chance at returning to the mountaintop.

The Fargo, ND native has decked out the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest #15 in his favorite colors, and starts the season at one of his best tracks this week. When it comes to Volusia, nobody can muster the numbers to touch Schatz's. He's won 13 World of Outlaws Feature at the Florida facility (more than double Sweet at 6) with a record total of 22 DIRTcar Nationals wins.

BUILDING CHEMISTRY: Three of last year's breakout teams are all back together and ready to re-launch a new attack on taming their first-ever championship with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports immediately clicked in 2021, rattling off 11 wins as DG earned a career-best championship runner-up. The Watertown, CT native has reigning Crew Chief of the Year Cody Jacobs back on the wrenches and full backing from Tod Quiring on the Huset's Speedway #2. The Florida resident has scored an All Star win at Volusia but still chases his first World of Outlaws win at the track, which would give him 70 on his career.
Filling Gravel's spot at Jason Johnson Racing and exceeding expectations in year one was Carson Macedo, who also scored 11 wins with a career-best third-place championship effort in 2021. The Lemoore, CA native has developed into a nightly threat with ace Phil Dietz calling the shots on the #41. The 25-year-old enters Volusia as the most recent winner following an impressive 10th-to-first charge last March at VSP.
Statistically, Sheldon Haudenschild put together a career year in 2021 by setting personal bests with eight wins, 296 laps led, and 23 podium finishes. The Wooster, OH native goes into his fifth season aboard the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 with high hopes since retaining crew chief Kyle Ripper. The DIRTcar Nationals means Lil' Haud returns to the site of his first-career win which came at Volusia during the 2018 season opener.

COAST-TO-COAST: After competing in Sunday's groundbreaking Clash at the Coliseum, two of Hendrick Motorsports' top stars in the NASCAR Cup Series flew from LA back east to get their Sprint Car fix this week at the DIRTcar Nationals.

Kyle Larson & Paul Silva will unload the revered #57 for the first time this week at a place the reigning NASCAR champion has yet to conquer. The Elk Grove, CA native has scored wins at 89 different dirt tracks worldwide, yet the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile is not on that list. Sandwiched between his 24 World of Outlaws wins is seven DIRTcar Nationals top-10 finishes, but Yung Money still vies for that first Volusia victory this week.
Alex Bowman will make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut this week aboard his own Ally Racing #55. The Hendrick Motorsports star began dabbling in 410 competition last year and prepares to hit it even harder in 2022 as he challenges himself with a new discipline. The Tucson, AZ native has 10-time World of Outlaws winner Joe Gaerte on the wrenches of his ride.

GATORS OR SHARKS: The defending DIRTcar Nationals champions, Shark Racing, will try to earn back-to-back Big Gator Championships for the first time since the trophy was introduced a decade ago. Together, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are preparing for their ninth season with the World of Outlaws.

Logan Schuchart was unstoppable at Volusia last February, recording a win with the All-Stars and World of Outlaws as the #1S scored a dominant DIRTcar Nationals title. The Hanover, PA native is back at the 1/2-mile to kickstart his 2022 season with Duramax aboard the new-look ride. After falling to fifth in the standings following a runner-up effort in 2020, the 30-time World of Outlaws winner is more motivated than ever to return to form.
Jacob Allen is ready for a fresh 90-race slate and that's exactly what he'll get this week down in Florida. The son of Bobby Allen has a new look and new attitude in 2022 as his design pays tribute to his legendary father all year long. The #1A led the first eight laps of the season last year at Volusia and heads into this week eyeing a second career win.

SOPHOMORE SURGE: After starting last year's Rookie of the Year class with a stout foursome, only two of the drivers survived to make it to a sophomore season with the World of Outlaws.

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS returns for his second season, but in a new place as he joins Roth Motorsports to pilot the famed #83. J-Mac is coming off one of the best rookie campaigns in history with a pair of wins and a seventh-place championship effort in his lone year in the Kasey Kahne #9. He'll retain Justin Adams as his crew chief as the duo goes their first Volusia victory together this week.
Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA brings the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z back on tour following a trying, but rewarding freshman season. The 2017 World of Outlaws winner battled through the trials and tribulations of an 80-race run and hit paydirt in last year's finale with a season-best of second at World Finals. He and crew chief Shane "Noisey" Bowers will try to keep that momentum rolling into 2022.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW: The 2022 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award will be decided over the course of a grueling 88-race schedule between the three newest full-time drivers. The trio in contention for top rookie honors include:

41-year-old Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, WA fulfills a lifelong dream of joining the Series full-time in 2022. The former NASCAR Cup Series star will pilot his own Kasey Kahne Racing, Karavan Trailers, FuelMe #9 this year with his first-career win still on the line.
23-year-old Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN moves to the potent CJB Motorsports #5 operation with Barry Jackson on the wrenches. From on the couch to in the seat, this former USAC Midget champion suddenly rekindled his career last year with two World of Outlaws wins and quickly proved he and CJB could be a lethal combination.
18-year-old Noah Gass of Mounds, OK is diving into the deep end, set for a full-time bid with only 25 World of Outlaws appearances under his belt. He and crew chief Cody Cordell are focused on spending this year getting the teenager acclimated with different tracks, the grind of the schedule, and learning against the best of the best.

As far as Volusia goes, Kahne & Bayston have previous experience but Gass will be going in blind during his debut. Kahne won a 2002 DIRTcar Nationals Feature with the All Stars, while Bayston is trying to top his personal best of 16th at VSP.

VETERAN PROWESS: Behind Schatz, only two other full-time World of Outlaws competitors have 1,000 Features under their belt, and they've both won at Volusia Speedway Park.

Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN is bringing the classic #7S back for a full slate in 2022. Double Down won a 2011 World of Outlaws show at the Volusia 1/2-mile.
Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN has re-designed the #11K with a red flare to his Mesilla Valley Transportation ride. The 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion also scored a Volusia win that year in All Stars competition.

ALL-STAR INVASION: With the All Star Circuit of Champions conducting Tuesday & Wednesday's show at Volusia, you'll see several of their top stars stay in town to compete with The Greatest Show on Dirt from Thursday-Saturday.

Reigning ASCoC champion and Kings Royal winner Tyler Courtney will be in attendance with the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC. Sunshine set his VSP career-best last year with a sixth-place effort.
Cory Eliason, a two-time World of Outlaws winner with Roth Motorsports, continues his stint in the Rudeen Racing #26. The Visalia, CA driver has recorded his best Volusia finishes (3rd in 2020, 3rd in 2021) driving for Kevin Rudeen, the newest owner at Skagit Speedway.
Justin Peck of Monrovia, IN is back in the Buch #13 for a second All Star season and it starts in Florida this week. The 23-year-old collected his first-career World of Outlaws podium finish last year at Kokomo (IN) and now eyes that first victory in 2022.
USAC Sprint Car superstar Kevin Thomas Jr. is making the transition to winged racing as he aligns with Snow Racing for a full All Stars slate this year. KTJ has four World of Outlaws starts with one top-10 finish ahead of his Volusia debut this week.
Kerry Madsen, who built a resurgent 2021 campaign with three World of Outlaws wins in the Tony Stewart #14, will drive the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 all week long as a substitute for Parker Price-Miller as he continues his battle against Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

OFF THE PORCH: Three of the PA Posse's finest have made their annual trip south to start the season at the DIRTcar Nationals.

Myerstown, PA's Brent Marks (7 career wins) will showcase his new Murray-Marks Motorsports #19, which won its first World of Outlaws attempt at the 2021 World Finals. Gettysburg, PA's Danny Dietrich (5 career wins) has strengthened his Gary Kauffman Racing #48 operation ahead of the new season. Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri will have three opportunities to score his first-career win this week.

All three drivers set their Volusia career-best results last year with Marks running fifth, Dietrich finishing second, and Macri ending up 16th.

WILD CARDS: Beyond the full-time Outlaws, the All Star regulars, and the Posse's bunch, you've got your wildcard invaders to think about at the DIRTcar Nationals this week.

Blackjack Brian Brown (5 career wins) is bringing his familiar FVP Parts, Casey's General Stores #21 to Volusia with hopes of earning his first podium finish at the 1/2-mile.
Clute, TX's Aaron Reutzel (6 career wins) continues his stint in the RSR #8 with Tyler Swank on the wrenches. He's a former All Star winner at Volusia, attempting to pass Gary Wright as winningest Texan in Series history.
Giovanni Scelzi (3 career wins) will launch a hefty 60+ race schedule with the World of Outlaws this week as he returns to the seat of the KCP Racing #18 at Volusia, where he finished third last March.
Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1 career win) is taking the #15H back to Volusia for the first time since leading the opening 25 laps and finished second in last year's March visit to the 1/2-mile.
Missouri's Ayrton Gennetten and New York's Paulie Colagiovanni, who each had breakout moments with the Series last year, will be making their Volusia debuts this week as they attend their first DIRTcar Nationals in Florida.


 

 

TWO-STEPPIN’: Cotton Bowl Hosts The Greatest Show on Dirt on March 4-5
 

Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild Enter as Defending Winners

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is adding its own flair to March Madness with a nine-race slate throughout the month.

It all begins on Friday & Saturday, March 4-5 with the second annual Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX. The Austin area 3/8-mile will host its fifth and sixth shows with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

For Texas fans, the Cotton Bowl doubleheader is a precursor to the third and final Lone Star State appearance of 2022, which comes on April 2 with the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

The sixth and seventh races in a near 90-race grind will be crucial in impacting the early-season point standings. Last year, Cotton Bowl is where Logan Schuchart lost command of the top spot and gave it to Brad Sweet, who never let it go until a third consecutive championship trophy was in his hands at World Finals.

Speaking of Sweet, the Grass Valley, CA native is undeniably the favorite when the Series returns to the unique facility. In four events at the track, The Big Cat has finished on the podium every single time. The Kasey Kahne Racing #49 won the Series debut in 2016, ran second to Gravel in 2018, and finished third and first in last year’s Texas Two-Step.

“We hit on a pretty strong package there from the beginning and since then it’s been about little fine-tunings to make it better and better,” noted Sweet, who completed all 2,510 laps last year. “Hopefully we can keep our little streak alive, you know these early-season shows are important in building a championship season.”
Brad Sweet & Sheldon Haudenschild race for position at Cotton Bowl Speedway
Sweet (49) and Haudenschild (17) both enter as last year’s Texas Two-Step winners. [Trent Gower]

Other former Outlaw winners at Cotton Bowl include Sheldon Haudenschild (2021) and David Gravel (2018). The Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 has finished eighth, first & fifth in the last three shows, while Gravel has never left the top-10 with results of third, first, ninth & fourth for two different teams, including his newest championship contender in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart have also finished top-10 in each of the four previous events, looking to make it six-for-six next month. Schatz is trying to win at his 89th different track aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, while Schuchart could surpass his grandfather and car owner Bobby Allen with a 31st career win in the Shark Racing #1S.

Of the 14 full-time Outlaws in 2022, 12 of them have previous experience at the Cotton Bowl 3/8-mile. Only Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders Spencer Bayston and Noah Gass will be making their debut at the track.

“I remember watching the races last year on DIRTVision, and you can tell it’s a cool little bullring,” Bayston said. “Very paperclip esque with the long straightaways and tight corners. It’ll be interesting to get down there and actually get a feel for it inside the car. I know the CJB guys were rolling pretty good there last year, so I hope we can keep that speed alive.”

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

COTTON BOWL SPEEDWAY WINNERS:
2021 – Sheldon Haudenschild on March 19, Brad Sweet on March 20
2018 – David Gravel on April 26
2016 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 26

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP TANDEM: Sheppard, Schatz Form Late Model Bond; Speak on Friendship

The World of Outlaws Champions Teamed Up to Run the Gateway Dirt Nationals in December

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 2, 2022 – Legendary car builder Henry Ford once said, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

Donny Schatz and Brandon Sheppard are no strangers to success—reaching the World of Outlaws’ pinnacle multiple times. While the two champions have built success on their own, they’re also making it together… And it all started with a beer.

The “Rocket Shepp” teamed up with the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars champion in December, finishing fourth in Schatz’s Late Model at the Gateway Dirt Nationals. It was the second time the two joined forces for the event – the first coming in 2019.

Their dynamic partnership formed over drinks at DIRTcar Nationals earlier that season after they both wrapped up a day of Late Model racing.

"We were at the races at Volusia (Speedway Park) one night where afterward we were discussing the evening and having a beer, and we got talking about races here and there," Schatz said. “We got talking about the [Gateway Dirt Nationals], which had happened a couple of months prior.”

That conversation led to an idea, and soon after a deal was made for St. Louis.

"He was [at Volusia] racing his Late Model, and we were just all hanging out one night, and the next thing you know, we had a deal put together for the dome," Sheppard said.

The Fargo, ND driver stated it was an opportunity he had to take, knowing the chance of having a Late Model champion drive his car wouldn’t come often.

"If Brandon Sheppard says he'll drive your car, I better jump," Schatz said. "Obviously, Brandon's a world class driver, and anytime you can go to a one-off event like that, and you can have the results you have, and the enjoyment and fun in it, that definitely makes it worthwhile."

The tandem had immediate results that December as Sheppard finished second to Tyler Carpenter.

That conversation at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” continued the bond they share on and off the track. It’s allowed Sheppard to keep tabs on Schatz’s Sprint Car program.

“We’ve become pretty good friends over the past five or six years, me racing for Mark [Richards] and just hanging out with him and working on stuff,” Sheppard said. “I’ve really kept up with his Sprint Car deal a lot more since I got to know him. He’s just a great guy and for him to let me drive his car is cool, and we all have a lot of fun going and doing that.”

The friendship between the two drivers also extends to the Rocket1 Racing team, allowing Schatz to get a better feel for his car when he races with the World of Outlaws Late Models.

"The guys at Rocket, Mark [Richards], Brandon, Danny [White], all of them guys, it's just who they are to help anytime I come and race," Schatz said. "They seem to enjoy anytime we come around and race with them, and they make sure I get my car as close as I can, and if we need assistance with something, or telling us something we don't know how to do, they always do that.

"They don't owe me anything; they just do it because it's who they are. It's neat to have that relationship with them, and it makes me feel confident that I know I'm going to be halfway close because me going into a Late Model is like a duck being out of the water."

Sheppard was quick to praise the World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and stated Schatz brings a different approach to driving a car with fenders.

"[Schatz] and Mark [Richards] talk more than anything," Sheppard said. "We try to point him in the right direction to be able to get the job done, and he does a really good job for racing the Late Model as little as he does, so it's fun to work with him and hang out with him. He brings a different mindset and a different aspect to it, so we probably learn some stuff from him too."

While Sheppard only drives Schatz’s car once a year, Schatz still gets behind the wheel himself from time to time —most recently at the NGK NTK World Finals and the Wild West Shootout. The Fargo, ND driver wouldn't rule out a full-time run once he's done with Sprint Cars.

“I’ve raced the [World of Outlaws] Sprint Car Series for a lot of years, but it’d be cool to do the [World of Outlaws Late Models] Series one time,” Schatz said. “If not, maybe I’d want to do it all the time. I don’t know, but that’s somewhere down the road.

"I still enjoy it; I still have a lot of fun, but I also have the next generation in our family who's dabbling into bigger cars now, and they might have that opportunity before I do."

Schatz’s nieces are making their way up the racing ladder, trying to follow in Donny’s footsteps. He says there’s a possibility of seeing them behind the wheel of a family-owned car in the future.

"I think in today's age, just like when I started racing, it's hard to go drive for someone else because you can't progress and learn unless you have someone that makes a huge commitment," Schatz said. "I think obviously those kids are going to have to drive cars that are owned by the family for some time until they progress, and hopefully they progress quicker than I did. But yeah, there's some opportunity there, and I think it's the only way you can control what it is they do all the time and control the way they race. That's probably in line with having some sort of ownership role."

When you hear Schatz and Sheppard's names, success immediately comes to mind. The two drivers keep moving forward both on their own and together, allowing the sensation of victory to take care of itself.

The two drivers hope to continue that success with a push toward another Series championship when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models return to Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 7-19. For Tickets: CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.


 

 

STAYING SOUTH: World of Outlaws Return to The Mag & The Rev on February 25-26

Mississippi & Louisiana Venues Host Second-Ever Series Races

Two of last year’s early-season favorites are back on the schedule for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Following a weekend off after the 51st DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 10-12) at Volusia Speedway Park, the Series will venture to Mississippi and Louisiana with the lofty goal of topping two of the best races in 2021.

The “Dirty South” weekend begins on Friday, February 25 with a stop at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. The fifth-year combination of Sheldon Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing will enter as defending winners at the place they call “The Mag.”

After that, the Outlaws head south on Saturday, February 26 to The Rev in Monroe, LA, where it was truly The Greatest Show on Dirt last year. Fans of country music star Dylan Scott’s promotion will have high hopes following a battle between David Gravel and Brad Sweet, which was a race of the year contender last year.

Both tracks hosted their first-ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event last year, and both did it in spectacular fashion.

Magnolia saw Sheldon Haudenschild use a late-race lap traffic move on Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart to score the win, while The Rev witnessed 13 unofficial lead changes as David Gravel earned his first of 11 wins and counting with Big Game Motorsports.

While Haudenschild & Gravel will look to extend their records to two-for-two, Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing will look for a breakthrough after being the only team to finish on the podium at both races. The good news for the three-time and defending Series champions is that Sweet won a whopping seven of his 16 wins last year on 3/8-mile tracks, more than double anyone else.

“I think a lot of us are excited to get back down to these tracks,” Sweet said. “Most of us had never been to these places, but we learned how neat they were last year and got to put on some incredible racing. It’s always special when you find new markets and meet new fans because that gives us a great opportunity to continue growing our sport.”

Along with Sweet, Haudenschild, and Schuchart, Donny Schatz also finished top-five at both southern staples. Schatz’s 302 career victories are spread between 29 American states and three Canadian provinces, but the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 pilot has yet to win in either Mississippi or Louisiana with the Series.

Kasey Kahne, who is set for his first full-time season with the World of Outlaws in 2022, is another driver chomping at the bit to get back to these tracks. Last year, he tied his career-best finish with a marvelous 23rd-to-fifth charge at The Mag and then started on the pole before finishing up sixth at The Rev.
The Mag hosts the World of Outlaws on Friday, February 25
Kasey Kahne is one of three Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders this season. [Trent Gower]

Kahne will be joined by Lebanon, IN’s Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5 & Mounds, OK’s Noah Gass in the #20G amid the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year battle.

Championship contender Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, veteran racers Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides & Jacob Allen, and sophomore runners James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss round out the star-studded lineup of 14 full-time drivers.

By the end of the dirty south swing, the Series will have completed five races in an epic 90+ race season. These early events will set the stage of who your top contenders for the year will be and form an early shape of what is sure to be another exciting championship battle.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

 

 

GATOR CHASING: World of Outlaws Season Opener at DIRTcar Nationals is Two Week Away

Six Nights of Sprint Week at DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 7-12)

BARBERVILLE, FL - January 27, 2022 - After an agonizing 96-day off-season, The Greatest Show on Dirt is ready to roar back to life.

For the 18th consecutive year, Barberville, FL's Volusia Speedway Park will host the season opener for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Running alongside the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, the Series will compete at the half-mile over three nights from Thursday, February 10 to Saturday, February 12.

The World of Outlaws serves as the headlining portion of the six-night "Sprint Week" at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals, which also includes a practice night on Monday, February 7, and then two nights of the All Star Circuit of Champions on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 8-9.

Volusia's three-night affair marks the official kick-off to a near 90-race slate for the World of Outlaws, as Ted Johnson's creation enters the 45th season of competition in 2022. The Series is scheduled to appear at 45 tracks in 24 states this year, and it all starts with the lone trip to Florida in February.

With 48 previous appearances dating back to a wingless debut in 1981, Volusia Speedway Park is set to become the 16th track in history to host 50+ World of Outlaws Sprint Car events next month. Over that span, 18 different drivers have graced Volusia victory lane with eight of them scoring multiple wins.

The biggest target heading into the new year is obviously Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing, who will chase their fourth consecutive championship in 2022. The Big Cat owns eight total DIRTcar Nationals victories with six of them under the World of Outlaws banner, meaning a victory next month would make Volusia the winningest track of his 74-win career.

One of Sweet's toughest title contenders will be Donny Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 as he chases an 11th Series championship. The Fargo, ND native eclipsed 300 wins last year, led the points over the final 40 races, and enters 2022 with newfound momentum following an off-season of change in the TSR camp. He's won a whopping 21 DIRTcar Nationals races with 13 of them coming with the Outlaws, making Volusia one of seven tracks with double-digit wins for Schatz.

Year two combinations David Gravel & Big Game Motorsports and Carson Macedo & Jason Johnson Racing will be aiming high following a stellar debut season in 2021. Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is a former DIRTcar Nationals winner with the All Stars, but still chases his first World of Outlaws win in Volusia as he & Crew Chief Cody Jacobs hope to kickstart their championship bid on top. For Macedo, the Lemoore, CA native enters as the defending Volusia winner following an incredible 10th-to-1st drive last March with ace Phil Dietz on the wrenches.

Both Shark Racing boys are locked and loaded for their ninth season with The Greatest Show on Dirt this year. Logan Schuchart has a fresh new scheme on the #1S and enters next month as the defending DIRTcar Nationals champion with another Big Gator Championship on his mind. Meanwhile, fan-favorite Jacob Allen has a fresh outlook and will run the Bobby Allen throwback scheme for all of 2022.

A trip to Volusia means returning to the site of Sheldon Haudenschild's first-career victory, which came during the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals. Since then, the Wooster, OH native has climbed up the charts with 22 career victories, leaving him exactly 50 shy of his now retired and Hall of Fame father Jac Haudenschild. Lil' Haud is back for his fifth season with Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, vying for his first double-digit win campaign with Kyle Ripper still calling the shots on the NOS Energy Drink #17.

Kasey Kahne, who will fulfill a lifelong dream of competing full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2022, debuts the Karavan Trailers, FuelMe #9 two weeks from now. Although he still pursues his first-career Outlaws victory, Kahne is a previous winner at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals with a 2002 All Stars victory. He'll be among three Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders this season.

Joining Kahne in the Rooke of the Year race is 23-year-old Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN aboard the CJB Motorsports #5 and 18-year-old Noah Gass of Mounds, OK in the family-owned #20G.

Veterans Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN and Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN will both return full-time with the Series in 2022. The #7S and #11K round out the crop of nine full-timers with winning experience at the Volusia half-mile.

Sophomore runners James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT and Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA are both back for a second swing at the full World of Outlaws season. McFadden enters a new situation driving the Roth Motorsports #83, while Zearfoss remains aboard the family-owned #3Z.

All 14 of these stars will be on hand at Volusia Speedway Park to open the grueling World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car schedule when The Greatest Show on Dirt takes over at DIRTcar Nationals on February 10-12.


 

 

Inaugural Campaign Begins at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals on February 14-15

Fresh off a POWRi WAR Sprint League championship in 2021, Mario Clouser now sets his sights on a new challenge with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation.

The 32-year-old native of Auburn, IL will drive the Eberhardt-Zirzow Racing #6 with support from Yokahoma Tire, Clouser Auto, and JKR during the 2022 season.

Clouser joins a group that already includes Jason McDougal, Chase Stockon, Zach Daum, Shane Cockrum, Landon Simon, and several soon-to-be-announced drivers as those committed to the new Series.

His bid for the inaugural championship will begin in three weeks on Monday & Tuesday, February 14-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. The 14-race Series starts as part of the DIRTcar Nationals with a $5,000-to-win opener and a $10,000-to-win finale. If you can’t be there to enjoy #FLinFEB, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

BUY TICKETS HERE (Feb. 14-15)

Stay tuned to XtremeOutlawSeries.com or @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter for more details such as full payouts, incentives, format, and rules as the inaugural season approaches.
Xtreme Outlaw Sprints presented by Low-E Insulation 2022 Schedule:

Mon-Tues, Feb. 14-15: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Fri, April 8: US-36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)
Sat, April 9: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)
Fri-Sat, June 10-11: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)
Fri-Sat, June 24-25: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Fri, September 9: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Sat, September 10: Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)
Fri-Sat, October 7-8: Atomic Speedway (Waverly, OH)
Fri, October 28: TBA
Sat, October 29: TBA


 

RULES BULLETIN: World of Outlaws to Implement Fire Suppression System by 2023 Season

SFI Specification Expected to be Finalized by Early Summer

CONCORD, NC - January 26, 2022 - Series Director Carlton Reimers and Technical Director Tom Devitt have confirmed the first rules bulletin of the year with an on-board fire suppression system becoming mandatory to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series by the beginning of next season.

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM: By the first event of 2023, fire suppression systems will be required for all World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors. Sprint Car Safety Council members are in the process of working with SFI and manufacturers to develop a set of specifications which is anticipated to be completed by May 2022. It is anticipated that the specifications will include required number of nozzle(s) and their location, minimum 5lb system, bottle construction, type of mounting hardware, etc. It is recommended that anyone considering a sprint car fire suppression system should wait until the SFI specifications are released before making a purchase. If you intend to install a system before the SFI specification is completed, be aware you may be required to update it when the SFI specification is mandatory in 2023.

Series officials have already begun conducting cockpit nozzle tests, while the SFI will begin their research & development on January 26. As previously stated, a specification is expected to be finalized by late spring or early summer. The fire suppression systems will then be mandatory at the 2023 World of Outlaws season opener.

"We've had preliminary discussions about this for the last few years, so this has been the goal to get here for some time," Devitt added. "I brought it up again at Knoxville last year and presented the rule to drivers and teams, and everyone was well receptive of it. We just have to go through the process of refining what exactly the rule will be. The two SFI standards right now don't fit into a Sprint Car, so we're creating a new 17.3 specification. It'll take a bit of time, so that's why we're holding off until 2023."

Titled the "Single Seat Open Wheel Front Engine On-Board Fire Suppression System," the SFI has already drafted the 17.3 specification with finalization on the rule coming once research and development are complete. Due to the open cockpit nature of a Sprint Car, the SFI 17.3 specification is expected to be tougher to pass than other fire suppression specifications.

Further updates on this system and any other rules bulletin will be announced once finalized. Drivers and teams can view the current World of Outlaws rulebook HERE.

In the meantime, the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season begins in two weeks with a trip to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the DIRTcar Nationals on February 10-12. Fans unable to attend the event can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

WINGIN’ IT: Tanner Thorson & Reinbold-Underwood Shift Focus to World of Outlaws


Chili Bowl Champions Plan a 50-Race Slate with The Greatest Show on Dirt

Five days ago Tanner Thorson and Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports were on top of the motorsports world as Chili Bowl champions. Now, they’re ready to focus on their next chapter with wings on top of the #19AZ.

Planning a 50+ race schedule with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022, the team will begin working towards the goal of hopefully going full-time with The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2023.

“This is just all a part of the evolution to get to the highest level of racing, and for us, that’s the World of Outlaws,” car owner Andy Reinbold said. “It’s something we’ve been talking about for quite a while and we’re finally ready to do. We’ll be getting our feet wet with the wings this year, but we’ll still hit some of the big USAC shows along the way. I think the timing couldn’t be any better, especially coming off the Chili Bowl win.”

“The lofty goal is definitely to be full-time on the road with the Series in 2023, but obviously that depends on how this year goes first,” Reinbold added. “A lot of that just has to do with the finances of it all, and hopefully landing a sponsor granted our performance is what we expect.”
Tanner Thorson's 2022 Sprint Car
Thorson’s first World of Outlaws appearance of the year is set for Cotton Bowl Speedway on March 4-5. [Dave Biro]

In limited action, Thorson has shown plenty of promise with the World of Outlaws. The Minden, NV native has appeared at 23 events with nine Feature starts from 2015-21 with three top-10 finishes to his credit. He established his career-best of second-place with an epic runner-up result from 13th at Silver Dollar (CA) Speedway, finishing behind only to 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

Since then, he’s earned the 2016 USAC National Midget Championship and enjoyed a breakout 2021 campaign with 12 total victories across USAC’s Sprint Car and Midget divisions. The 25-year-old gasser was also the 2019 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year, driving a CJB Motorsports #88 entry.

Informally, Thorson also has the advantage of relying on and learning from his soon-to-be father-in-law Stevie Smith, who is currently 10th on the All-Time World of Outlaws Wins List with 84 victories.

“I love a challenge, and that’s exactly what this will be,” Thorson said. “I felt pretty comfortable and had some good runs when I ran wing stuff in the past, but I know this is going to be a different animal and it’s one I’m ready for. This is the best I’ve ever felt as a race car driver, so I’m excited to see what we can do.”

Thorson’s first of 50+ races with the World of Outlaws will come on March 4-5 at Cotton Bowl (TX) Speedway. The Reinbold-Underwood #19AZ team will then follow the Series throughout California at venues such as Tulare, Merced, Ocean, Bakersfield, and Perris, all tracks that Thorson cut his teeth on.

Of course, Crown Jewel events such as the Historical Big One, Kings Royal, Knoxville Nationals, Gold Cup Race of Champions, and more are also highlighted on their schedule this season.

Before Thorson links up with the Series in Texas, the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season first begins only 21 days from now. It all starts at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL with the DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday-Saturday, February 10-12.

For those unable to attend any races this year, you can watch Every Lap L


 

 

Jackson Motorplex joins DIRTVision’s family of premier weekly racing venues
 

The state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex will be brought to homes nationwide in 2022 as the Minnesota racetrack joins DIRTVision’s premier lineup of weekly racing.

DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers will have access to the high-octane racing produced from the 4/10-mile track weekly, featuring Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts. This also includes the track’s AGCO Jackson Nationals crown jewel event for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, now set for August 18-20.

“Jackson Motorplex has produced phenomenal racing with every World of Outlaws event we’ve shown, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to give our loyal fans the chance to experience that excitement on a weekly basis,” said DIRTVision General Manager Jim Chiappelli. “Jackson is a perfect addition to DIRTVision’s ever-growing collection of the world’s most iconic racing facilities that we get to showcase live to the best race fans in the world.”

The World of Outlaws’ history with Jackson Motorplex dates to 1987 when Bobby Davis, Jr. won the Series’ inaugural race at the track. However, Jackson was initially a half-mile track before Tod Quiring – who also owns Huset’s Speedway, another weekly track on DIRTVision – took ownership of Jackson and turned it into the 4/10-mile state-of-the-art facility it is today.

Jackson Motorplex will join a long list of historic weekly tracks now broadcast live on DIRTVision including: Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Millbridge Speedway, Perth Motorplex in Australia, Volusia Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway.

With the DIRTVision FAST PASS subscription, fans will have access to all of those tracks as well as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Models, the Super DIRTcar Series, the Xtreme Outlaw Series, the Xtreme DIRTcar Series, the Summer Nationals, and several DIRTcar events.

 

 

DIRTVision set to broadcast Australia’s prestigious Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic
Australia’s “Knoxville Nationals” level event will feature World of Outlaws stars, Jan. 21-23


Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – Jan. 11, 2022 – Say Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic to any Sprint Car driver and you’ll see the same level of joy and excitement in their expressions as if mentioning the Knoxville Nationals. To them, it’s equally special… just down under.

DIRTVision, the premier source for dirt racing broadcasts, will live stream Australia’s biggest Sprint Car event from Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, VIC, featuring stars from the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour to fans across North America, Jan. 21-23.

“It’s a big deal,” 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel said. “I did it early in my career before I made a name for myself. The people are so welcoming in Australia. The Classic is a huge party. It’s a lot of fun. They pack the place completely full. Had a lot of good memories there. A lot of fun. It was a good getaway.”

The Grand Annual Classic first ran in 1973 and has grown into the most prestigious Sprint Car event in Australia, regularly featuring more than 100 of the best Sprint Car drivers across the world. Among those on that list is several World of Outlaws stars who found glory during the Classic:

Jac Haudenschild (1981-82)
Danny Smith (1983, 1985, 1987-89, 1996)
Jack Hewitt (1991)
Brooke Tatnell (1995, 1999, 2009)
Danny Lasoski (2000)
Donny Schatz (2001-02)
Joey Saldana (2003)
Kerry Madsen (2005, 2007-08)
Shane Stewart (2010)
Tim Kaeding (2014)
Kyle Hirst (2015)
James McFadden (2017, 2020)

“It’s Australia’s version of the Knoxville Nationals,” Schatz said. “Going there you hear all about it, all the hype. The venue, the fan interaction, it’s the closest thing for us to Knoxville Nationals. It’s also a lot of fun. There’s a lot of cars, they split the nights up, run one night, and then come Saturday you have the alphabet soup.

“Very fortunate to have won it a couple of times. I’ve always enjoyed going. It’s always been a great event. [Premier Speedway] has always been a fun racetrack. It’s definitely a destination.”

Last year’s World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year James McFadden has been on a tear through Australia this winter, picking up four wins already. Before rejoining the World of Outlaws tour with Roth Motorsports at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 10-12, he’ll attempt to write his name in the history books again and win his third Grand Annual Classic. Last year’s Williams Grove National Open champion Carson Macedo has also been competing down under during the “off-season” and is expected to challenge for his first Classic title.

“The Classic is definitely a race that is on the top of my list to win,” Macedo has said. “I enjoy the event every year. The atmosphere of the whole thing is like nonother. It’s one of the toughest races in the world, but I know for sure we will put our best foot forward.”

All three days of the 49th Grand Annual Classic – airing live at 1 a.m. (ET) – will be available to DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers. CLICK HERE to get your DIRTVision FAST PASS subscription today.

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.


 

 

It's a Year-Round Grind with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

With 90+ races taking teams from coast to coast and ranging from February to November, there’s no denying that the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car schedule is one of the most grueling in all of Motorsports.

From the 2021 World Finals (Nov. 6) to the 2022 DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 10), teams only have a mere 96 days to enjoy working from the comfort of their home shop. Don’t be fooled, though, this three-month stretch is arguably the busiest time of the year for the crew members and manufacturers who make this Series go around.

For Kasey Kahne Racing, the newest World of Outlaws dynasty, their Mooresville, NC shop is a madhouse during the off-season with three full-fledged programs thrashing to get ready for a new year.

Eric Prutzman, Joe Mooney & Andrew Bowman primarily work on Brad Sweet’s #49, Grant Boyum & Tony Barkman are on Kasey Kahne’s #9, and Justin Adams, Rob Beattie & Gary Patellaro are on James McFadden’s Roth #83, which shares the shop.

“It’s kind of laid back until Thanksgiving, then you want to get a lot down before Christmas, and then you’re in here every day during January to make sure you’re ready for Volusia,” Mooney said.

Most agree that the so-called “off-season” is even busier than the regular season, which is primarily chalked full of traveling and racing. Like a normal race night, everyone has their specific tasks which they focus on first come shop time.

As crew chief, Prutzman is ordering parts, sorting shipments, helping with inventory, and fitting bodies to paint. He says that cars (from Maxim Chassis) normally arrive in early December and from there they’re full sprint to get ready for February.

Mooney assists with inventory and mainly focuses on building new cars for the upcoming season. They’ll build at minimum five new cars for Sweet to wheel in 2022.

Bowman, the tire specialist, spends a good three months in the trailer with his wheels from tearing apart bleeder bases to torquing every center bolt he can find. He says they’ll get a large shipment from Hoosier Tire in the off-season, but he doesn’t touch the actual rubber until a week or two before Volusia.

With the addition of Kahne Screen Print in the building, KKR is now up there with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing as arguably the two busiest shops that host World of Outlaws programs.

When Volusia comes around, the boys will stock the trailers full of almost every part they could possibly need. Several spare engines, a backup car, and a kit car (which can be finished building at the track if needed) are also tucked away along with the primary car.

That’s just a small glimpse into the ultra-busy life of a World of Outlaws team during the not-so-quiet “off-season.”

The 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is now only 34 days away. It all starts at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL with the DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday-Saturday, February 10-12. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

For those unable to attend in person, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.


 

ON THE GASS: Oklahoma Teenager Noah Gass is a Full-Time Outlaw in 2022

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Battle Begins at Volusia on February 10-12

CONCORD, NC - January 6, 2022 - With the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals still over a month away, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series roster is continuing to take shape.

Today, Noah Gass of Mounds, OK announced his intention to hit the road and go full-time with The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2022. The teenager will pilot his family-owned Arrowhead Electric, Big G Transport, Triple-X/Claxton #20G across the near 90-race slate this season.

He'll be waging war with Kasey Kahne (KKR #9) and Spencer Bayston (CJB #5) in the chase for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors.

"Being only 18-years-old, this is about as cool as it gets," Gass said. "Being able to run with the best of the best every weekend all over the country, I mean how badass is that to say. It's The Greatest Show on Dirt for a reason, and I can't wait to be a part of it."

Less than a year removed from his World of Outlaws debut in March of 2021, Gass has shown signs of improvement all throughout his first 25 events with the Series. Things started slowly by only making three Features in his first 13 attempts, but quickly improved with 10 starts over his last 12 races, including a career-best 12th-place finish at River Cities (ND) in August.

A fellow "Sooner State" native along with Oklahoma City's Wayne Johnson, Gass rose through the ranks with experience in Micro Sprints, Midgets, and Sprint Cars of the wingless and winged variety. Last year alone he scored a pair of Interstate Racing Association (IRA) victories in Wisconsin and earned several top-fives with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) in Illinois.

"It's definitely not going to be easy going on the road full-time, but if it was then everyone would do it," Gass mentioned. "We are going to have our challenges, so it will be important to stay positive and keep our team morale and attitude up. We have a lot of goals going into the 2022 season and we're ready to get it going at Volusia."

"I have complete confidence in Cody [Cordell] and Robert [McQuinn] that they're going to work hard to make sure I have a great car every night," he continued. "We are not as big as most of the teams on the road and we know that, but we're not going to let it hold us back at all."

The 2022 season begins in just over a month on Thursday-Saturday, February 10-12 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL as part of the 51st DIRTcar Nationals. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

Gass, along with Johnson, will both enjoy their lone homecoming of the upcoming campaign on April 1 at Lawton Speedway. Tickets for the only World of Outlaws showcase in Oklahoma this year are available

 

Rich Family Traditions Steer Amati #66 Back to Outlaw Roots

In returning to traditional form, it’s only fitting we bring back some traditional names.

The trio of driver Shane Cockrum, crew chief Davey Jones, and car owner Shane Wade will bring the Amati Racing #66 on tour to contend for the inaugural championship with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation.

It’s a unit with deep roots planted proudly in traditional sprint car racing. You can trace the Amati name all the way back to the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race on March 18, 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and now you can witness the name in action on DIRTVision in 2022.

Shane Wade’s grandfather, Chuck Amati, made that landmark Texas trip and forever etched his name in the record books as if the “One Arm Bandit” isn’t accomplished enough. Amati was a 2004 inductee to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame before his passing in 2008, but his name remains synonymous with sprint car racing and now prepares for a title fight led by his grandson.

“I’m a strong believer in the World of Outlaws product,” stated the car owner. “I really like the people associated with this deal and look forward to bringing my family’s racing history full circle, having lots of fun, and winning races.”

Shane Cockrum of Benton, IL has the honor of wheeling these Dynotech/DRC machines across the 14-race schedule, which begins at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals on Monday & Tuesday, February 14-15, and carries through the Midwest before culminating with a historic season-finale which is to be announced.

Like the firefighter he is, Cockrum is ready to answer the bell in 2022 as Amati Racing aims to author a new chapter as champions to add to their already Hall of Fame legacy.

“I feel like these tracks will really suit my style,” said the four-time USAC Silver Crown winner. “I love the big fast places but I’ve been successful on small bullrings too, so we’re prepared no matter the size. The new Xtreme Outlaw Series is a great stage to show off the caliber of this team.”

As if Chuck Amati’s grandson and Cliff Cockrum’s boy isn’t enough generational talent, the team will be filled out by the wrench-spinning Davey Jones, son of the legendary Bubby Jones.

Stay tuned to XtremeOutlawSeries.com or @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter for more details as the inaugural season approaches.

For fans unable to make it to the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

Xtreme Outlaw Series’ Inaugural Tour Features 26 Events

Sprint Cars will run 14 races presented by Low-E Insulation; Midgets have 12-race schedule

CONCORD, NC - December 30, 2021 - More pieces of the puzzle are coming together as the Xtreme Outlaw Series prepares for its inaugural season in 2022, announcing today schedules for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprints presented by Low-E Insulation and the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets.

“Since we announced the Xtreme Outlaw Series earlier this month, the momentum has continued to build,” said Brian Carter, World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing CEO. “Drivers have already committed to run each series, now we’re continuing that momentum by announcing schedules and sponsorship, with more to come as interest in each division is at a very high level.”

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars presented by Low-E Insulation will consist of 14 events, with the series champion taking home $20,000. The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets are set for 12 events with their series champion taking home $10,000. In efforts to work with existing sanctions bodies, the Series will closely follow POWRi/USAC rule books, with a few small changes. Mandatory head and neck restraints, containments seats, along with the World of Outlaws’ wheel cover rule will be in place.

XTREME OUTLAW SPRINTS

Kicking off the 14-race slate for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprints presented by Low-E Insulation is the debut on Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 14-15, during Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals, where the Series will race with DIRTcar Late Models and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.

The non-wing stars will also race alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on April 8-9 at Missouri’s US-36 Raceway and Lake Ozark Speedway and join the World of Outlaws Late Models for a weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on June 24-25.

Another six standalone shows are scheduled for Lake Ozark (June 10-11), Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway (Sept. 9) and Spoon River Speedway (Sept. 10), and Ohio’s Atomic Speedway (Oct. 7-8).

The season finale for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Series will go out with a bang featuring a $5,000-to-win and $10,000-to-win weekend on October 28-29 with the location being announced soon.

Championship points fund is as follows: 1. $20,000; 2. $10,000; 3. $6,000; 4. $5,000; 5. $4,500; 6. $4,000; 7. $3,500; 8. $3,000; 9. $2,500; 10. $2,000.

XTREME OUTLAW MIDGETS

The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets will support the World of Outlaws Late Models at five races including the season opener at Farmer City (IL) Raceway on April 1-2, a Sunday show at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on June 26, and a doubleheader at Davenport (IA) Speedway on Aug. 26-27.

On Monday & Tuesday, May 23-24, the Midgets will travel to North Carolina’s Millbridge Speedway for a star-studded event ahead of NASCAR’s huge Memorial Day Weekend events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The already prestigious Ironman 55 will grow bigger and better in 2022 as the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars for a trip to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 5-6.

An Oklahoma tripleheader will conclude the season with October 13 at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway —owned by 2005 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Shane Stewart — and then October 14-15 at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Championship points fund is as follows: 1. $10,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $5,000; 4. $4,000; 5. $3,000; 6. $2,500; 7. $2,000; 8. $1,500; 9. $1,200; 10. $1,000.

Xtreme Outlaw Sprints presented by Low-E Insulation 2022 Schedule:

Mon-Tues, Feb. 14-15: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) - $5,000/$10,000
Fri, April 8: US-36 Raceway (Osborn, MO) - $5,000
Sat, April 9: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) - $5,000
Fri-Sat, June 10-11: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) - $5,000/$6,000
Fri-Sat, June 24-25: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) - $5,000/$6,000
Fri, September 9: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL) - $5,000
Sat, September 10: Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL) - $5,000
Fri-Sat, October 7-8: Atomic Speedway (Waverly, OH) - $5,000/$6,000
Fri, October 28: TBA - $5,000
Sat, October 29: TBA - $10,000

Xtreme Outlaw Midgets 2022 Schedule:

Fri-Sat, April 1-2: Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL) - $4,000/$4,000
Mon-Tues, May 23-24: Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, NC) - $4,000/$4,000
Sun, June 26: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL) - $4,000
Fri-Sat, August 5-6: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) - $4,000/$5,000
Fri-Sat, August 26-27: Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) - $4,000/$4,000
Thur, October 13: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK) - $5,500
Fri-Sat, October 14-15: I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) - $4,000/$5,000

Stay tuned to XtremeOutlawSeries.com or @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter for more details as the inaugural season approaches.

For fans unable to make it to the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

LONG TIME COMING: Kasey Kahne Joins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Full-Time in 2022

Four-Time Champion Car Owner will Chase New Title as Driver of KKR #9

CONCORD, NC - December 22, 2021 - For the first time ever, Kasey Kahne is set to embark on a full-time campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022.

Driving his own famed #9, Kasey will link up with his three-time and defending driver champion Brad Sweet to form a potent two-car team out of Kasey Kahne Racing's Mooresville, NC shop.

"I’ve realized through my commitments as a team owner that I still want to race and challenge myself at this level," Kahne said. "I am grateful to have propelled into the NASCAR ranks as quickly as I did, but sprint car racing has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and this is the first chance I’ve had to dedicate myself to it full-time.”

The Enumclaw, WA superstar has long been associated with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Look no further than his Series debut at age 17 in 1997, his first entry fielded as a car owner in 2005, the first championship for KKR in 2013, and now the dynasty established with a hat trick from 2019-21 for proof on that.

Over his career, which has largely been consumed by 700+ starts and 31 victories across the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity & Truck Series, Kahne managed to fit in 140 World of Outlaws Features to this point. The bulk of that came just last year when he subbed for James McFadden in his #9 and piloted the Roth Motorsports #83, tallying 32 starts, 11 top-10 finishes, and 10 laps led.

A full-time slate with the Series is something he's always dreamed of and will finally accomplish in 2022. Fans from coast-to-coast will have the opportunity to witness Kahne wheel a Sprint Car across 90+ nights of racing from February to November.

"The World of Outlaws puts the top competitors in the sport with the most grueling schedule; traveling to tracks nationwide, night-in and night-out," Kahne added. "A lot of people don't realize this is one of the toughest Series in the world, and I'm excited to finally be a part of it as a driver."

It all begins at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals on February 10-12 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

Before stock car aspirations were even a thought, Kasey and the Kahne's were Sprint Car junkies from the beginning. Between parents Kelly & Tammy, siblings Kale & Shanon, and cousins Willie & Kole, the family spent many nights together at Washington's Skagit Speedway.

New avenues led him to Indianapolis to become the 2000 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion and eventually to Charlotte as a full-timer in NASCAR by 2003. He enjoyed a lengthy 15-year career in the Cup Series before retiring in 2018 and returning to his roots: Sprint Car racing.

Karavan Trailers will return as a primary sponsor on the #9 and FuelMe will enter a new partnership as the official fuel supplier of Kasey Kahne Racing next year.

Headlined among 90+ nights of racing in 2022 for Kahne is iconic events such as the Knoxville Nationals, King's Royal, Historical Big One, National Open, Gold Cup Race of Champions, High Bank Nationals, season-ending World Finals, and of course the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals, among many other shows.

Labor Day Weekend will also serve as a homecoming for the Enumclaw, WA native as Kahne returns to the Pacific Northwest for the booming Skagit Nationals (September 1-3) and a one-night stop at Gray's Harbor Raceway on September 5.

Outside of teammate and reigning champion, Brad Sweet, Kahne will have to contend with the likes of 10-time champion Donny Schatz at Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, established stars David Gravel & Logan Schuchart, rising young guns Carson Macedo & Sheldon Haudenschild, veterans Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides & Wayne Johnson, and newer travelers like James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss & Spencer Bayston.

Fans unable to make it to the track next year can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

UPPIN’ THE ANTE: Beaver Dam’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Expanding in 2022

 June 17-18 Doubleheader Highlighted by $20,000-to-win Finale

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will contest not one, but two nights of racing at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI next year.

Scheduled for June 17-18, 2022, the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial will expand to a two-day program with a $20,000-to-win payday awaiting the winner of Saturday’s finale at the 1/3-mile.

While drivers can look forward to the purse increase, fans can look forward to an added element of fun with a Curb Records artist slated to host a post-race Friday night concert. Tickets for the Beaver Dam doubleheader are set to go on sale following the New Year at www.slspromotions.com.

Three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet will be among the favorites next June. The Big Cat is a four-time winner at Beaver Dam aboard his NAPA Auto Parts #49, including “JB” Memorial victories in 2014, 2019, and 2020.

He’s only the second multi-time winner of the event, joining former Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Joey Saldana, who topped the first two runnings in 2010 and 2011. He’s also tied for four Outlaw wins at Beaver Dam alongside another former KKR teammate in Daryn Pittman.

Fargo, ND’s Donny Schatz won the 2014 event with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and also owns a 2002 triumph at the Wisconsin oval. He’ll be back for his 26th season with The Greatest Show on Dirt as he chases an 11th title in 2022.

Sheldon Haudenschild will enter next year’s running as the defending winner of the race, driving by Giovanni Scelzi to score the victory aboard his Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Kraig Kinser, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion, is another former winner of the “JB” Memorial with a 2012 score to his credit. Other former winners of the Beaver Dam staple include Craig Dollansky (2013), Bill Balog (2016), Shane Stewart (2017), and Daryn Pittman (2018).

Stay tuned to worldofoutlaws.com for more information on the upcoming 2022 season. For those who can’t make it to the track next year, you can watch every event LIVE on DIRTVision.

JIM “JB” BOYD MEMORIAL WINNERS: 2010 – Joey Saldana 2011 – Joey Saldana 2012 – Kraig Kinser 2013 – Craig Dollansky 2014 – Brad Sweet 2015 – Donny Schatz 2016 – Bill Balog 2017 – Shane Stewart 2018 – Daryn Pittman 2019 – Brad Sweet 2020 – Brad Sweet 2021 – Sheldon Haudenschild

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY WINNERS: 4 wins – Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman 3 wins – Joey Saldana 2 wins – Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky, Steve Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Dave Blaney 1 win – Sheldon Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, Bill Balog, Kraig Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Jason Solwold, Tim Shaffer, Mark Kinser

 

 

HITTIN' THE ROAD: Rico Abreu Slated to Run Majority of 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Season

Fan Favorite Schedules 60+ Races with The Greatest Show on Dirt

CONCORD, NC - December 16, 2021 - Rico Abreu will face a new challenge in 2022 as he prepares for the largest campaign of his career with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The St. Helena, CA native is slated to run 80% of the schedule next year including iconic events such as the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, Historical Big One, National Open, High Bank Nationals, World Finals, and much more, all LIVE on DIRTVision.

"The biggest thing is the World of Outlaws are the best, it's that simple," Abreu noted. "It's the best drivers in the world, they bring the most fans to the races, and they pay the best all throughout the field."

An eight-time winner with The Greatest Show on Dirt, Abreu's victories are spread between two Gold Cup titles (2016, 2018) at Silver Dollar Speedway, two Ironman 55 titles (2016-17) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, two additional wins at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, and one win apiece at Stockton Dirt Track and Arizona Speedway.

At 29-years-old, the ever-popular superstar has amassed more than 200+ Feature starts with the Series and enters 2022 only four shy of hitting 100 top-10 finishes. He's been a mainstay in Sprint Car / Midget racing for the past decade, but hasn't had all the pieces of the puzzle to go completely full-time. He hinted that this is the next step in eventually getting there, though.

"I think this is my 11th season now and I haven't ran a full-time World of Outlaws schedule yet because I feel like I've been working the past six years or so to put together a team that can accomplish that," Abreu elaborated. "It's important that everything is done properly and I'm working towards that direction, but we're not entirely there."
Ricky Warner, one of the most successful crew chiefs in the history of Sprint Car racing, will join Rico Abreu Racing ahead of this loaded 2022 schedule.

From his early days with Tyler Walker to winning hundreds of races with Donny Schatz, "Tricky Ricky" is noted as arguably the greatest wrench-spinner of his era. Lessons from legends including Karl Kinser, Kenny Woodruff, and Daryl Saucier eventually paid off in the form of 10 World of Outlaws championships and 10 Knoxville Nationals titles for the Carlisle, PA native.

The other angle of Rico's hopeful goal to become a full-time Outlaw is delivering the results to companies like Lucas Oil Products, Rowdy Energy, and Curb Records, who have backed him for years.

"You know I've brought on huge cooperations and they deserve not just the promotional and marketing side to their product, but they deserve the results too," he mentioned. "I haven't been in that position to commit to that, but this is building to there."

The 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season begins in less than two months at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals held at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. The Greatest Show on Dirt will battle for three nights from Thursday, February 10 to Saturday, February 12 and TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

For fans unable to make it to the track next year, you can watch every event LIVE on DIRTVision.

 


1-2 PUNCH: KO Motorsports Bringing McDougal and Stockon to Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars

Brian Walker
Inaugural Season Begins at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals on February 14-15

Commitments to the newly-formed Xtreme Outlaw Series continue to roll in ahead of the 2022 debut season.

This time, Kent Schmidt of Owensville, IN has confirmed his KO Motorsports operation will bring not one, but two full-time entries on the road with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series next year.

His beautifully crafted Hutson John Deere machines will first hit the clay on Monday & Tuesday, February 14-15 when Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL welcomes traditional sprint cars for the first time ever at DIRTcar Nationals, which airs LIVE on DIRTVision.

Chase Stockon and Jason McDougal will be behind the wheel of a pair of Velocity Chassis #5’s with veteran crew chief Davey Jones on the wrenches.

“It’s a new and exciting Series that really caught our attention,” Schmidt said. “Especially with the World of Outlaws backing it, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. We’ll get to see some different tracks across the country, and I feel like our team and our sponsors will benefit tremendously from the exposure.”

Fans of the non-wing ranks will immediately recognize both drivers, especially record-holding Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN.

The 33-year-old gasser owns 14 USAC National Sprint Car victories and most notably started 324 consecutive Features from 2012 to 2021, an all-time record with the Series. He also claimed the 2020 Indiana Sprint Week title as if his resume wasn’t stout enough already.

Across from the wily veteran, Stockon, is the young apprentice, McDougal. The 24-year-old native of Broken Arrow, OK has quickly turned heads in only a handful of seasons since relocating to Indianapolis to go full-time racing.

On top of his many Micro/Midget accomplishments, “J-Mac” is a two-time USAC National Sprint Car winner with 35 top-10 finishes in a small sampling of 65 career starts with the Series.

Schmidt’s operation will feature Stockon in the #5S and McDougal in the #5M with support from Hutson John Deere, Peterbilt, State Farm Insurance, Dewig Meats, FloTech, S&C Machine, and Superior Tank & Trailer, among other loyal sponsors.

 

 

 

RESERVE A SEAT TO HISTORY: World of Outlaws Bristol Bash Tickets on Sale Now
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models join to race April 28-30 at dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, TN – December 13, 2021 – The Greatest Show on Dirt and The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet are set to invade the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway for a bash like no other, April 28-30. And tickets are on sale now for you to see this historic event.

GET TICKETS NOW AT BristolMotorSpeedway.com

For the first time in history, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models will come together to race on the same weekend at the “Last Great Colosseum” for three nights of can’t miss action.

It’s the second consecutive year both series will venture to the iconic Tennessee track after the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars returned for the first time in 20 years and the World of Outlaws Late Models made their debut this year. However, in 2022, it’ll be the first time the two premier dirt racing series make for a mega weekend, bringing together a plethora of superstars like three-time and defending Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet, four-time and defending Late Model champion Brandon Sheppard, 10-time Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz and many more.

“Bringing the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the World of Outlaws Late Models together at Bristol Motor Speedway will be a phenomenal event,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “The best drivers in the world racing at one of the most iconic short tracks in the world, it’s what the fans asked for and we’re proud to make it happen.”

David Gravel, who chased Brad Sweet all the way to the final checkered flag in 2021, was the class of the field in his April Bristol debut, sweeping the weekend for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. He’ll return with his Big Game Motorsports team in 2022 to defend those victories and pick up two more famed gladiator sword trophies.

Four-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion Josh Richards and eight-time World of Outlaws Late Model winner Devin Moran split the Late Model Bristol Bash victories this year. Both will go into 2022 with the chance to make history and be the first repeat Late Model winner, or rising Series stars Ryan Gustin and 2021 Rookie of the Year Tyler Bruening could find themselves having a career moment.

It all sets up another exciting weekend that will be etched in the memories of those who attend. Make sure to reserve your camping and get your tickets now for the 2022 World of Outlaws Bristol Bash. The three-day reserve combo ticket is $90 for adults – $120 for Flag Stand Reserve seats (by the start/finish line) – and only $20 for kids 12 and under – $25 for reserve. Seats are for the front stretch only. All other ticket, parking and camping information can be found at BristolMotorSpeedway.com or contact the track at 866-415-4158.

 

 

World Racing Group Announces Creation of Xtreme Outlaw Midgets & Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Industry Leader to Begin Sanctioning Midget and Non-Wing Series in 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – December 11, 2021 – World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter delivered groundbreaking news Saturday afternoon at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis.

The company known as the global leader in dirt track racing — home to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Racing, and more — will expand in 2022 with the addition of Midgets and Non-Wing Sprint Cars.

Officially, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series and Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series have arrived.

Each Series will feature a 10-15 race schedule with a combined point fund approaching $100,000 available in year one with plans to only grow bigger. Long term goals center around increasing fan interaction and engagement and building the brand awareness for the sport of non-wing racing, as part of that every event will be streamed LIVE on DIRTVision as part of the ever-popular FAST PASS.

“I have always been a huge fan of this type of racing, and I believe World Racing Group can contribute to the future success of these classes,” WRG CEO Brian Carter said. “There’s no denying how spectacular Midget and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing is, and we want to bring it to more people. Working in conjunction with POWRi and USAC to the extent possible and combining World Racing Group’s already established resources will allow us to expand the sport and provide more entertainment for our fans.”

Added to the annual DIRTcar Nationals, the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars will debut at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 14-15, in Barberville, FL. The non-wing heroes will compete in a $5,000-to-win show on Monday and go out with a bang racing for $10,000-to-win on Tuesday night.

During the inaugural campaign, several events for both Series will be held in conjunction with an already established World of Outlaws Sprint Car or Late Model race. For example, the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets will be added to the already prestigious Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5-6 in Pevely, MO.

For World Racing Group, this creation returns the organization to its roots. When Ted Johnson founded the World of Outlaws in 1978, they first raced without wings atop Sprint Cars. The Greatest Show on Dirt became wings only in 1982 and never looked back, that is until today’s industry-changing news in 2021.

The newly created Series will be guided by Casey Shuman, a veteran Sprint/Midget racer who continues to serve his fourth year as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Director.

“I’m beyond thrilled to get this adventure going in 2022,” Shuman said. “With the resources we have here at World Racing Group and the people we have lined up, I think we can build something great here. The Midget and Non-Wing community offers some of the most exciting racing in all of the world and we want to increase the awareness and exposure.”

A full schedule, complete points fund, race payout, and more information will be announced as the New Year commences and the first-ever Xtreme Outlaw season approaches.

For future Xtreme Outlaw news you can visit XtremeOutlawSeries.com, follow @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter, or like Xtreme Outlaw Series on Facebook.

 

 

World of Outlaws Reveals Nearly Million-Dollar Bonus Program for Sprint Cars and Late Models
Top 12 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model finishers in each Feature bank bonus money

CONCORD, NC – December 9, 2021 – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series teams are set to benefit from the biggest paydays in the history of both series with the addition of a nearly million-dollar payout bonus in 2022.

The top 12 highest finishing full-time drivers in every 2022 Feature event, for both series, will receive a bonus in addition to the already posted prize money and year-end points funds. All full-time teams will be eligible for the bonus, which will be paid monthly in exchange for increased fan interaction and promotion of each series.

“We have the greatest fans in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to present this bonus for full-time teams to ensure our loyal fans see the best drivers and teams in the world every race,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Their dedication in both series has truly made the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models The Greatest Shows on Dirt.”

The bonus will go into effect at the beginning of both series’ first 2022 event. In every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series event, the highest finishing full-time driver — no matter the finishing position in the Feature — will earn a $1,000 bonus. The fifth through 12th highest full-time finishers will earn a $500 bonus, meaning at minimum a full-time Sprint Car competitor could accumulate bonus money in excess of $40,000 throughout the 80-plus race season and a full-time Late Model competitor could accumulate bonus money in excess of $25,000 throughout the 50-plus race season.

The extra payout comes on top of the announcements that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and World of Outlaws Late Model overall points funds had been increased for 2022, as well. In 2022 there will be a million-dollar points fund for the Sprint Car Series and a more than $500,000 points fund for the Late Model Series. The Sprint Car champion will now receive $200,000 for winning the championship and the Late Model champion will receive $125,000.

Volusia Speedway Park will host the 2022 season openers for both series. The World of Outlaws Late Models will kick off their tour Jan. 20-22 during the Sunshine Nationals. Then, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will venture to The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Feb. 10-12, to commence its season during the DIRTcar Nationals.

For tickets to both World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car and World of Outlaws Late Model events go to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models live on DIRTVision – either online or with the DIRTVision App.

 

 

World of Outlaws, DIRTcar set to take over Florida Feb. 7-19 for DIRTcar Nationals
Sprint Cars, UMP Modifieds, Late Models and Big Block Modifieds stars return for Big Gator championships

BARBERVILLE, FL – December 8, 2021 – In less than two months, more than a hundred of the best drivers in the world will venture to Volusia Speedway Park in search of eastern Florida’s rare golden gator.

However, the only way to capture it… win the 51st DIRTcar Nationals.

Four divisions of race cars, six series between them, will commune at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” Feb. 7-19, to compete in their own Big Gator championships with big checks and unique gator trophies on the line each race.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (Feb. 7-12)
With the 51st DIRTcar Nationals starting a day earlier in 2022, that presented the opportunity for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to have a full week of non-stop action. They’ll kick off the event on Monday as part of their six straight days of racing action. The division’s traditional “All-Features” night will be on Thursday, Feb. 10, with split fields competing on Friday, Feb. 11. The Gator Championship will be on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Attracting more than 100 cars last year, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds field includes superstars like multi-time champion Nick Hoffman, multi-time DIRTcar Nationals winner Kyle Strickler, and a plethora of current and former NASCAR stars like Justin Allgaier, Kenny Wallace, David Reutimann, David Stremme, Matt Crafton, Justin Haley and Kenny Schrader.

All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 8-9)
The two days of All Star Circuit of Champions racing will kick off the Sprint Car Big Gator Championship for the week, featuring the series’ regulars like 2021 All Star champion Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kevin Thomas Jr. and more, along with several World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars. The All Stars have competed during DIRTcar Nationals for 30 years with the first race in 1983.

For the past two years, the winner of the opening All Star race went on to win the overall Big Gator Championship. In 2020 that was Brad Sweet and in 2021 it was Logan Schuchart.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (Feb. 10-12)
For the 17th consecutive year, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will commence its epic year-long season at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals. Bringing together the best Sprint Car drivers in the country, the three days of racing have produced some of the most exciting shows from late race passes to intense multi-car battles.

Three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, started his last two championship runs by winning the Outlaws’ opening night at Volusia. To do so again in 2022, he’ll have to compete against one of the most competitive fields of drivers in Series history, including 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2021 championship rival David Gravel, 2021 Rookie of the Year James McFadden, 2021 Big Gator champion Logan Schuchart, rising young-guns Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild and many more.

Super DIRTcar Series (Feb. 14-19)
The most elite Big Block Modified drivers in the country will escape the cold of the northeast for six days of on-track action at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. It’ll be the 24th consecutive year the Series has ventured to Volusia. Monday, Feb. 14, will be a practice day for the drivers before the 2022 Super DIRTcar Series season starts on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

With the five races not serving as points events, it allows the field of drivers to run as hard as they want and throw caution to the wind. That produced three different winners in a row last year with NASCAR Truck Series star Stewart Friesen, Michael Maresca and 2021 Big Gator champion Max McLaughlin. Those drivers, along with eight-time and defending Series champion Matt Sheppard, 2019 Series champion Mat Williamson and Australia’s Peter Britten, will be vying for the iconic golden gator trophy again.

DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 14-15)
Like the Sprint Cars, the chase for the Late Model Big Gator Championship will be split between two series – the DIRTcar Late Models and the World of Outlaws Late Models. However, fans will still get to see the same caliber of drivers between both series like four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brandon Sheppard, 2006 World of Outlaws champion Tim McCreadie, 2021 Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce, Florida’s Kyle Bronson, 2021 Big Gator champion Devin Moran, 2021 crown jewel king Brandon Overton and many more.

In 2021, McCreadie picked up his sixth DIRTcar Late Model victory at Volusia, while Pierce picked up his first. Overall, in the 19 years of the DIRTcar Late Models competing at Volusia, there have been 28 different winners.

World of Outlaws Late Models (Feb. 16-19)
Volusia Speedway Park will be the home for the World of Outlaws Late Models in January and February with the season-opening Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 20-22, and then four days of racing during the DIRTcar Nationals to wrap up the Late Model Big Gator Championship. The seven days of Florida racing will set the stage for the Series’ 2022 championship and showcase the stout 2022 class of drivers, including the exciting rookie contenders Max Blair and Kyle Hammer.

Brandon Sheppard tied Josh Richards for the most championships in 2021 when he picked up his fourth title. In 2022, he’ll be on the hunt to surpass that and beat Richards’s win record. Richards currently holds the most wins with 78 and Sheppard has 77. Volusia could see him break that record with Sheppard having won six World of Outlaws races in a row at the track from 2018 to 2020.

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: James McFadden Transitioning to Roth Motorsports in 2022

Crew Members Justin Adams, Rob Beattie & Gary Patellaro Move to #83 with J-Mac

CONCORD, NC - November 22, 2021 - After a highly-successful rookie season, James McFadden has announced he's coming back for more.

The Alice Springs, NT, AUS native will transition from the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 and drive the Roth Motorsports #83 full-time with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022.

This announcement comes following a stellar 2021 season for J-Mac, who produced two wins, earned Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award honors, and finished seventh in the championship standings albeit missing the first six races.

“After having experienced my rookie season on the World of Outlaws tour, I’m excited to have another shot at it,” James McFadden told Petersen Media. “Running the World of Outlaws is a dream come true, and to have the opportunity to run for Dennis and Teresa Roth and their Roth Motorsports team at this level is a privilege. Roth has a rich history with the World of Outlaws, and the Roth family has given so much to the sport over the years. I am thankful that they believe in me and have presented this opportunity."

It will be a rather similar setting for the five-time World Series Sprint Car champion as he brings veteran crew chief Justin Adams and crew members Rob Beattie and Gary "Woodman Patellaro along with him to the #83. The entire foursome worked together this season and in the past on the KKR #9.

"I'm so happy to have a bit of familiarity right away as Crew Chief Justin Adams is also making the jump with me," McFadden continued. "We have built up a great dynamic over the last three years and consistency is huge in being successful as a team, so I am excited and ready to rip."

It's not only another chance at the ultimate title, but it's a chance to drive for one of the most storied teams in the history of Sprint Car racing.

McFadden will try to become the 15th driver to win a World of Outlaws race for Roth, attempting to join the likes of Lasoski, Saldana, Shaffer, Swindell, Kinser, Kaeding, Haudenschild, Stewart, McMahan, Gravel, Hirst, Eliason, Pittman, and Reutzel.

"First and foremost, our entire organization wants to thank Kasey Kahne for everything he did for our team from August on,” Dennis Roth said in the Petersen Media release. “He did a nice job for us, and we greatly appreciate him finishing our season out. We would also like to thank Grant, Tony, and Gage for all of their hard work and dedication to our organization as well. Looking forward, we are all really excited to welcome a very talented driver in James McFadden aboard. James has been very successful over the course of his career in his native Australia and has really made a name for himself in the United States over the last few seasons. James and Justin Adams are proven winners, and we look forward to seeing them have a great year for us.”

The motto of 2022 is simple: unfinished business. Crew Chief Justin Adams believes they can accomplish their goals with this move.

“Getting back to Roth Motorsports after a successful 2021 season, I feel like I have some unfinished business and look forward to handling that with James McFadden this season,” Adams told Petersen Media. “I am looking forward to working with Dennis Roth again and am really thankful he has provided a great opportunity to continue to expand on what James and I have built the last few seasons together. I feel like we really started to hit on some things at the end of the season, and I am excited to get back to work and represent the famed Roth Motorsports No. 83.”

The new pairing of James McFadden and Roth Motorsports will have to wait until the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season rolls around to hit the track.

Up first is the 51st edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Florida's Volusia Speedway Park on February 10-12. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

Volusia Speedway Park joins DIRTVision’s extensive lineup of live weekly racing
Florida’s top UMP Modified and Late Model drivers will be showcased live throughout the year

BARBERVILLE, FL – Nov. 20, 2021 – Volusia Speedway Park has evolved into one of the top state-of-the-art dirt tracks in the country and in 2022 race fans will get to experience the World’s Fastest Half-Mile from anywhere live on DIRTVision.

The Florida track joins DIRTVision’s premier lineup of live weekly racing, expanding its pledge of showcasing the best short track racing in the country. Along with the track’s top tier events, like the Sunshine Nationals, DIRTcar Nationals and Emil & Dale Reutimann Memorial, the best UMP Modified, Late Model, Street Stock, Thunder Stock, Top Gun Sprint Car and 3/4 Modified drivers in the state will be showcased throughout the year.

“A lot of devotion has gone into Volusia Speedway Park to not only make it one of the best racing facilities in the country, but one of the best weekly local racing tracks, as well,” said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter. “Now, for those who aren’t able to attend an event at the track, we’re thrilled to be able to let them still experience it live on DIRTVision.”

Racing action at Volusia will kick off with the Sunshine Nationals, on Jan. 20-22, hosting a Late Model-Palooza like no other. The World of Outlaws Late Models will start its season with drivers like four-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard, Florida’s Kyle Bronson, 2021 Rookie of the Year Tyler Bruening and many more competing for the victories. Joining the World of Outlaws during the three-day event will also be the 602 Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models.

A couple weeks later, the 51st DIRTcar Nationals will commence (Feb. 7-19) gathering the top dirt racing series and drivers in Barberville, FL for two weeks of action.

The first week will feature the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and their Gator Championship (Feb. 7-12), the All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 8-9) and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener (Feb. 10-12) where three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet will look for another strong start to a championship run against rivals like David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart and more.

After a break on Sunday, the second week of DIRTcar Nationals will continue Monday, Feb. 14. The DIRTcar Late Models will run Feb. 14 to Feb. 15 before the World of Outlaws Late Models season continues Feb. 16 to Feb. 19. The Super DIRTcar Series will see stars like eight-time and defending champion Matt Sheppard, two-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week champion Mat Williamson, Peter Britten, Max McLaughlin and others on track all week.

The full 2022 schedule for Volusia Speedway Park will be released in the coming months and will be available at VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com.

To watch every race live from the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS with DIRTVision and experience every event either online or through the DIRTVision App.

Volusia Speedway Park joins DIRTVision’s growing list of historic tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Millbridge Speedway, Perth Motorplex and Williams Grove Speedway. Fans with a FAST PASS subscription can also access every race for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

 

 

HANDIN' OUT HARDWARE: Awards Celebration Concludes 2021 Season for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Point Fund Money Distributed, Awards Announced in Sunday's Celebration

CONCORD, NC - November 8, 2021 - Almost exactly nine months after the 2021 season started at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals, it ended at Charlotte's World Finals.

It was a long and grueling, but rewarding road filled with 80 races and drives from coast to coast for the full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series teams and drivers.

On Sunday, the campaign officially concluded with a championship celebration to honor this year's award winners and the 12 full-time drivers that committed to the entire length of the schedule.

Here's who walked away with what:

The NOS Energy Drink Human Horsepower Award was presented by NOS Energy Drink Marketing Director, Lauren Albano. This year's recipient of the Award was Australia's James McFadden, for his and his family's sacrifice in journeying to the USA from Australia to compete full-time with the Series.

The Ted Johnson Award, named after the founder of the World of Outlaws, is reserved solely for someone who has dedicated their entire life to the sport of Sprint Car Racing. Claiming the honor yesterday was Steve Beitler, who just put the finishing touches on a stellar career as the promoter at Washington's Skagit Speedway.

The KSE Hard Charger of the Year Award also went home with James McFadden, who offered eight hard-charging occasions throughout the 2021 season.

The Engine Builder of the Year and Chassis Builder of the Year both went to the manufacturers behind Brad Sweet's third consecutive championship. Don Musselman of Maxim Chassis and Rob Capetta of Capetta Engines were at the event to accept the awards on behalf of their organizations.

The Slick Woody's Qualifier of the Year Award was an easy one in 2021. David Gravel, with a whopping 19 QuickTimes, was far and away the best qualifier on tour aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. The next closest to DG was Haudenschild, Schuchart & Sweet all at seven QuickTimes.

The Team Drydene Blood, Sweat & Gears Award goes to the individual who most improved their average finish from last year. It was an obvious answer with Carson Macedo claiming honors thanks to an incredible upgrade from 8.72 to 6.28 amid his move to the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

The VP Racing Fuels Makin' Power Award offered a much-appreciated allotment of 10 fuel drums to champion Brad Sweet, five fuel drums to top rookie James McFadden, and another five fuel drums to most improved Carson Macedo.

The Jason Johnson Sportsmanship Award is one of the more personal awards available and voted on solely by the drivers, crews, and staff that spend the entire season going up and down the road together. This year, the consensus was clear, and Cody Jacobs was voted the winner.

The Crew Chief of the Year Award also went home with Cody Jacobs for an impressive first full-time season with the World of Outlaws. As the leader at Big Game Motorsports, he helped guide Gravel to 11 wins and a championship runner-up effort. On stage, he said, "we'll reload and see if we can give 'The Big Kitty' a run for his money next year."

The Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award gave James McFadden his third piece of hardware to take home. The Australian was magnificent in his first full season on this side of the pond, becoming only the sixth driver in Series history to win multiple races during a ROTY run.

In the rundown of the standings, they finished as follows.

12th - Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN fought on-track and off-track gremlins as he powered through to finish another full-time season with the Series. After overcoming a trailer wreck that sidelined him for more than a month, "Double Down" returned to earn his first top-five finish in more than four years and all together claimed four top-10 finishes.

11th - Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK enjoyed a sophomore surge with the Series, earning 10 top-10 finishes and challenging for several wins. He made a career-high four DIRTVision Fast Pass Dashes and led laps at Huset's and Lernerville as the Two-C Racing crew was visibly better from 2020 to 2021.

*** Kasey Kahne represented Roth Motorsports as they earned a 10th-place finish in the owners championship with Kahne, Aaron Reutzel, and Parker Price-Miller splitting time behind the wheel of the #83.

10th - Jacob Allen of Hanover, PA completed his eighth full-time season with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Although he didn't get that second-career win, the son of Bobby Allen was more consistent than ever with a career-high 20 top-10 finishes to his credit. The lovable fan favorite says he appreciates the tour and his family on the road more than ever.

9th - Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA never gave up through all of the trials and tribulations in his rookie season. The Jonestown Jet missed several weeks midway through the year with a concussion, but eventually returned to the seat stronger than ever. He qualified for his second Knoxville Nationals A-Main and saved his best for last, driving the #3Z to a second-place run in the season finale on Saturday night. Brock & "Noisey" are ready to come back and find that sophomore surge that so many before have enjoyed.

8th - Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN finished inside the top-10 in the World of Outlaws championship standings for the 11th time in his career this year. The #11K was a top-five finisher on four occasions and challenged for several wins, most notably at I-55 alongside Brad Sweet. After an off-season full of reloading, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion hopes to return to Outlaw victory lane in 2022.

7th - James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS wrapped up his inaugural full-time season on American soil in seventh-place after missing the first six races. He brought the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 back to platinum status and delivered a pair of victories at Kokomo (IN) and Skagit (WA).

6th - Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH finished his fifth full-time season in the sixth position. The Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 visited victory lane on eight occasions, including wins at Knoxville, Eldora, and Williams Grove. If everything went right, you could very reasonably say the son of "The Wild Child" had 15+ wins in his bag.

5th - Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA recorded his third consecutive top-five championship result with the World of Outlaws. Although it was a drop from his runner-up effort in 2020, the Shark Racing star is adamant that his Drydene Performance Products #1S was even better in 2021. The team was hounded by bad luck, evident by their dominance yet lack of success at the World Finals. They still offered several incredible runs such as their $50,000 Jackson Nationals title and $20,000 Texas Outlaw Nationals score.

4th - Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND finished off the championship podium for the first time since 2005. Don't be fooled by his three-win season, though. He collected the most top-five finishes (47) and actually had the most points of any driver through the second half of the season. With early-season mistakes gone, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 driver is more motivated than ever to return to the mountaintop for the 11th time in 2022.

3rd - Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA made the change to the Jason Johnson Racing #41 and it instantly paid off. The 25-year-old immediately became one of the hottest young stars on tour, finishing a career-best third in the championship chase. With mastermind Phil Dietz on the wrenches, the third-year Outlaw racked up 11 wins including W's at iconic venues like Knoxville, Eldora, and Williams Grove, to go along with his $75,000 National Open title.

2nd - David Gravel of Watertown, CT earned a career-best runner-up effort in the championship standings after placing third on four occasions. It was his first year with Tod Quiring's Big Game Motorsports operation and they came out of the gates swinging with 11 wins including a historic sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. It's a sign of things to come as the 29-year-old hopes this is the fit needed to achieve his destiny of winning the Outlaws championship one day.

1st - Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA collected his third consecutive championship, something only Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz had done before him. The Big Cat scored 16 victories aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. The 35-year-old noted the team chemistry between himself and crew members Eric Prutzman, Joe Mooney & Andrew Bowman is a large part of their success and something they look to keep together for years to come.

 

 

ONLY THE BEGINNING: Brent Marks Takes New Team to Victory Lane in Season Finale

Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing #49 Crowned 2021 Champions

CONCORD, NC - November 6, 2021 - Saturday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season finale had a little bit of everything.

There was heartbreak for Logan Schuchart, glory for Brent Marks, long-awaited success for Brock Zearfoss, a mind-blowing run for Donny Schatz, and the culmination of a championship for Brad Sweet.

In the end, it was Myerstown, PA's Brent Marks standing on the World Finals stage in only his third outing with his new operation, Murray-Marks Motorsports. While it's the ending to 2021 for The Greatest Show on Dirt, it's only the beginning to Marks' newest chapter.

The Myerstown Missile was handed the lead on Lap 21 of 25, as for the second night in a row, Logan Schuchart fell victim to terribly bad luck. The Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products driver dominated the entirety of the Feature until the right rear wheel let go and sent him into the fence with four laps left.

For Marks, the victory marked his first-ever win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He's at seven-career World of Outlaws wins with three of them coming in 2021.

"It was the right place at the right time, for sure," Marks mentioned. "Honestly, we're a 14th-15th here, but we've been working hard all year long to get better everywhere and it's paying off. I can't say enough about this whole team. From Allen Murray and his family to all of our partners, we have so many amazing backers. The future is looking good.

Although the former full-timer won't return to platinum status in 2022 with the Series, his victory and recent success could be an ode to an eventual reunion with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"I miss being on the Outlaw tour, but we're starting fresh here and trying to build a good program so when we do come back, we're ready for it," Marks added."

Behind Brent, his cousin Brock Zearfoss finished a season-high second-place with a spectacular run aboard the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z. It marked the culmination of a grinding season for The Jonestown Jet, who was in position for wins, podiums, and top-fives throughout the year, but bad luck hounded the team. In the 80th and final race of the year, he found redemption for himself.

"Better late than never," Zearfoss said with a grin. "We had the opportunity to win several races, but so many things kept us behind that little bit. The people behind me have brought me up when I'm down. I keep saying it, but we really have been getting better since Knoxville. We were battling for the win and I got too antsy I think. Just having the opportunity to win is special for us."

Rounding out the podium was Donny Schatz with a wild 25th-to-3rd bid, the longest KSE Hard Charger performance of the season. It's a momentum-building moment for the 10-time champion, who expects to return to title contention in 2022 with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.

"That's what is expected of me," Schatz said. "We found ourselves in every bad position and we just didn't change enough stuff. We finally did and we changed everything except the seat, steering wheel, and driver. I'm glad we got a respectable finish to end the year."

Rounding out the top-10 in the season finale was championship runner-up David Gravel in fourth, championship podium finisher Carson Macedo in fifth, Kerry Madsen in sixth, Giovanni Scelzi in seventh, Spencer Bayston in eighth, 2021 champion Brad Sweet in ninth, and Parker Price-Miller in tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series enjoys a short three-month off-season before firing off a 90+ race grind in 2022 with the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park on February 10-12. Get your TICKETS HERE.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[25]; 4. 2-David Gravel[2]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 6. 14-Kerry Madsen[13]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[3]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[14]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 10. 11-Parker Price Miller[12]; 11. 73-Justin Peck[11]; 12. 83-Kasey Kahne[26]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason[17]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 16. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[9]; 17. 21-Brian Brown[24]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak[15]; 19. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[21]; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[16]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson[27]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 23. 9-James McFadden[6]; 24. 93-Jac Haudenschild[10]; 25. 39-Buddy Kofoid[18]; 26. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[19]; 27. 71-Shane Stewart[23]; KSE Hard Charger – Donny Schatz (+22)

FINAL 2021 Championship Standings: 1. Brad Sweet (10,594); 2. David Gravel (-80); 3. Carson Macedo (-134); 4. Donny Schatz (-136); 5. Logan Schuchart (-312); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-360); 7. James McFadden (-800); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1230); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1422); 10. Jacob Allen (-1782); 11. Wayne Johnson (-2185); 12. Jason Sides (-2548).

 

 

CONQUERING CONCORD: World Finals Win Adds to David Gravel's Charlotte Dynasty

Brad Sweet Officially Clinches 2021 World of Outlaws Championship

CONCORD, NC - November 5, 2021 - With the points situation a foregone conclusion, David Gravel was relaxed and comfortable as he returned to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, one of his best tracks on tour.

The Watertown. CT native followed up the return of World Finals with his 69th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win, bringing the Big Game Motorsports driver to 11 victories in the 2021 season alone. He's already got a career-best runner-up result in the bag when it comes to the championship, so for DG, it's all about building momentum for a run at the title in 2022.

He found his next glimmer of hope for that sophomore season with Tod Quiring's operation in Friday's opener to the NGK/NTK-sponsored season finale, an event that saw him use both skill and luck to park the #2 in victory lane.

Leading the final 12 laps after Logan Schuchart's unfortunate demise, the 29-year-old held off a relentless run from Brian Brown to earn his fourth win in the last five races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. More impressive, Gravel's handful of W's at the 4/10-mile oval has occurred with three different organizations including CJB Motorsports, Jason Johson Racing, and now Big Game.

The consistent championship contender surpassed Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers on the tracks' Outlaw win list, leaving him now second to Donny Schatz, who owns 13 wins at the Concord, NC facility. Gravel returns to The Dirt Track on Saturday evening with a chance at his second sweep (2019) of World Finals weekend.

"The track was good," Gravel noted. "The curb got gnarly in turns one and two. I didn't want to make any mistakes in lap traffic, but I knew I slowed down a little bit. It's hard to give something up and move out of your lane during something like that. It feels good to get a win. I hadn't quite sealed up second in the points yet, so I wanted to get that done. Now let's go tomorrow and have some fun and hopefully get another.'

Friday's 0.881-second victory was another big boost in the confidence with Cody Jacobs as crew chief on Gravel's #2. An 11-win season with championship runner-up honors in their first season together is something that stands as wildly impressive against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Finishing second with a last-lap, last-corner pass was Kerry Madsen. The Madman slid by Brian Brown coming to the checkered flag and earned his 14th top-five finish in 22 World of Outlaws races this year aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14.

Rounding out the podium in the World Finals opener was Grain Valley, Missouri's Brian Brown, who returned to the site of his first-career World of Outlaws win in 2014. He threw several attempts at the lead on the final restart but fell just short aboard the FVP Parts, Casey's General Stores #21.

"What a fun race," Brown said afterward. "I took the lead with that slider for lead, but David got me back each time. Our engines with Charlie Garrett take off so good, and that's what you're seeing here tonight." Hopefully, we're back up here talking to you guys tomorrow night, too."

The main story through the opening half of the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature was Logan Schuchart, another Charlotte ace looking to extend his successes at the track.

The Shark Racing superstar roared to the lead on Lap 2 with a brilliant three-wide move and ran off with a commanding lead until a flat left rear tire sent the Drydene Performance Products #1S to the work area on Lap 18. He still recovered to finish a respectable ninth-place, but that only leaves them hungrier for a victory lane trip tomorrow night.

Also on the spectrum, Brad Sweet and the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 team officially clinched their third consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship. Established as a new dynasty, the group will be officially crowned following Saturday's season finale and then honored in Sunday's champions celebration.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Carson Macedo and JJR in fourth, Donny Schatz and TSR in fifth, Brent Marks in sixth with newly-formed Murray-Marks Racing, initial leader Kasey Kahne in seventh, champion-elect Brad Sweet in eighth, dominant figure Logan Schuchart in ninth, and KSE Hard Charger Justin Peck in 10th-from-24th.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2021 season with the 80th and final event on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. If you can't attend the NGK/NTK World Finals in person, you can watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel[1]; 2. 14-Kerry Madsen[5]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[6]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 6. 19-Brent Marks[10]; 7. 83-Kasey Kahne[2]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[15]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3]; 10. 73-Justin Peck[24]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston[8]; 12. 71-Shane Stewart[22]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[25]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[12]; 15. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[9]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen[21]; 17. 93-Jac Haudenschild[16]; 18. 55-Cole Macedo[19]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 20. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[17]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[14]; 22. 9-James McFadden[7]; 23. 26-Cory Eliason[18]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson[20]; Lap Leaders: Kasey Kahne 1; Logan Schuchart 2-18; David Gravel 19-30. KSE Hard Charger - Justin Peck (+14)

NEW Championship Standings (79/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (10,462); 2. David Gravel (-90); 3. Carson Macedo (-142); 4. Donny Schatz (-148); 5. Logan Schuchart (-286); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-348); 7. James McFadden (-772); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1222); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1436); 10. Jacob Allen (-1740).

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: David Gravel & Big Game Motorsports are Here to Stay

10 Win Season and Potential Championship Runner-Up in Year One Together

CONCORD, CA - November 2, 2021 - For six years, David Gravel has been a consistent championship contender with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series.

His arrival at the mountaintop is almost expected at some point as it's been conceived by fans to be only a matter of time. He took that next step towards that ultimate goal in 2021 with his move and immediate success with Tod Quiring's Big Game Motorsports operation.

After four consecutive seasons (2016-19) of third-place finishes to the dynasties at Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Kasey Kahne Racing, Gravel is poised to finally break through for his first-ever runner-up result in the championship standings this year. Not only is a career-best finish on tap, but the Watertown, CT native kept his name in the title fight all the way down until the last two weeks of the 80-race grind.

Proof of his prowess is the three 10+ win seasons he has produced with three different teams, winning 18 with the CJB #5 in 2017, another 12 with the JJR #41 in 2019, and at least 10 with another two nights left in the Big Game #2 this year. He's only the ninth driver in Series history to record three 10+ win campaigns, and he's on an even shorter list with legends Doug Wolfgang and Joey Saldana as the few to record such a feat without a championship to their name.

He plans to change that, though. And Big Game Motorsports very may well be the recipe he needs to do it.

"The performance this year no doubt gives us a ton of confidence," Gravel spoke on the first-year effort at Big Game. "This team hasn't been at the Outlaw level for a while, but I feel like we came out of the gates swinging. If we can keep qualifying the way we do, we just need to work on our Feature runs and we'll be better."

All of the praise on the setup goes to crew members led by Cody Jacobs, Trey Bowman, and Scott Vogelsong. It's a group that Gravel has complete faith in moving forward."

"Going to these tracks more and more with Cody will be a gamechanger," the driver added on his crew chief, an ultra-important dynamic for any team. "I've been out here for 8-9 years and have seen most of them, but for him, he hasn't been to certain places in several years or maybe ever. Trey has been on tour for a while, so that's good. Having a notebook and consistently building that for each track will only make us better. It should shorten that learning curve in the future."

That's as if the curve wasn't already shortened enough. With Gravel at the wheel and Jacobs on the wrenches, Big Game was simply outstanding in the return to the tour.

Gravel's 10-win campaign was highlighted by a monumental sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway, a pair of wins at the boss' track at Huset's Speedway, a thrilling triumph at The Rev, late-race victories at Attica, Granite City, Weedsport, and additional wins at Silver Dollar and Lernerville.

The 29-year-old leads the Series in Slick Woody's QuickTime Awards (18), Team Drydene Heat Wins (32), DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash appearances (48), NOS Energy Drink Feature pole positions (10), and average start (5.99).

"I'm most proud of the fact that we hit double digits," Gravel admitted. "To win 10+ races with the World of Outlaws is a really tough task even during an 80-race season. The competition is off the charts. It's not an easy feat. I've been on a team that has won 18 races and came back the next year to only get five, so you don't ever take it for granted. We started a little slow I think, but that was just growing pains getting accustomed to a new team."

Year one for Gravel and Big Game will conclude this weekend (Thursday-Saturday) as the NGK/NTK World Finals consume The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

It's arguably one of his best tracks on tour as he owns four total triumphs at the 4/10-mile, including a three-race stretch

"It's a place that you have to qualify well," Gravel noted on Charlotte. "I think Thursday is such a huge day with qualifying for both nights. You have to get yourself on the front row of Heat Races and that makes life much easier."

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Gravel take on the NGK/NTK World Finals and all World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 2021 Season Concludes at Charlotte's World Finals This Weekend

Sprint Cars, Late Models & Big Blocks Converge for Epic Season Finale

CONCORD, NC - November 2, 2021 - It's been a grueling nine-month path from coast-to-coast, but we finally made it. Welcome to the NGK/NTK World Finals.

The Dirt Track at Charlotte staple has been the season finale for 15 years now, serving as a must-see event with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, and Super DIRTcar Big Blocks all merging together in one pit area for one epic weekend.

The festivities begin on Wednesday night with a Kickoff Party at the ZMax Dragway next to The Dirt Track. Fans can enjoy a special "PRN at the track" show from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with driver appearances, Q&As, and live music with Dirty Grass Soul playing from 8pm to 10pm.

On Thursday, on-track action begins with Hot Laps and two rounds of Slick Woody's Qualifying for the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, as well as other racing events for Late Models and Big Blocks.

Two full racing programs for all three divisions will follow as Friday features the iconic three-division, four-wide salute, and then Saturday sees the crowning of champions in each class.

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There's a lot to look forward to, so here are some of the top storylines:

THREE-PEAT: The unofficial becomes official this week as Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing will secure their third consecutive World of Outlaws championship.

The dynasty of the NAPA Auto Parts #49 team continues to be on full display with The Greatest Show on Dirt, proven by their prowess in a 2021 season which many dubbed as the deepest field in Series history. Through 78 races ahead of World Finals, Sweet leagues the lead in Feature wins (16), laps led (333), podium appearances (34), top-five finishes (47), and average finish (5.37). Another critical factor in his march towards the title is that he's the only driver to complete all 2,505 laps this season.

The Big Cat, a Grass Valley, CA native, will be completely transparent with you, though, and admit the 2021 season was partially a letdown for the KKR #49 squad. Yes, they're full-timers with the Series and obviously pursue the $150,000 championship (upgraded to million-dollar points fund in 2022), but first and foremost they want the Crown Jewel wins. They want to take the Knoxville Nationals and the Kings Royal's of the world, but it just wasn't meant to be this year.

Nonetheless, another phenomenal year with Sweet joining Steve Kinser & Donny Schatz as the only men to ever win three straight titles with the World of Outlaws. Although the points are irrelevant, there is still plenty to fight for this weekend as Sweet chases his first-ever win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

DOUBLE DOSE: One of the most unique aspects of the NGK/NTK World Finals is two rounds of Slick Woody's Qualifying on Thursday night at the North Carolina 4/10-mile oval. To ease the weekend schedule with three premier divisions on the scene, the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will receive Hot Laps followed by a Friday session and a Saturday session of two-lap qualifying on Thursday evening.

The track record to watch for a lap of 11.860 seconds, set by Jeff "The Jet" Shepard more than two decades ago on October 6, 2001.

BATTLE FOR THIRD: The closest battle in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series point standings is the fight for third-place between Carson Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. The unique pair of opposites enter World Finals weekend separated by a mere four points with Macedo owning the edge.

It's been a remarkable, almost unbelievable first-year campaign with JJR for Macedo of Lemoore, CA. The 25-year-old contested his third full season with the Series and set career-highs in literally every single statistical category. His 11-win season was highlighted by the $75,000 National Open, $25,000 Skagit Nationals, $21,000 Tom Tarlton Classic, and multiple victories at Knoxville, Eldora, and Williams Grove.

For Schatz, it's been quite the opposite. The 10-time Series champion has grown accustomed to standing or at least being near the mountaintop, but there's none of that in 2021. DNF's through the first half of the year made his outstanding second-half surge null as the Fargo, ND native tried to claw his way out of a deep hole. The Charlotte master has won a record 13 races at the track and looks for more this weekend as TSR collects momentum heading into a hopefully resurgent 2022 season.

DIALED IN: Lately, when it comes to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, two men stand above the rest of the competition. Over the past five events, David Gravel and Logan Schuchart have worked together to completely lock everyone else out of victory lane.

Schuchart, who enters as the most recent Series winner from a $20,000 score at Devil's Bowl last weekend, is also the most recent winner at The Dirt Track as he topped the 2020 finale dubbed as "Last Call." The Hanover, PA native also drove the Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S to Charlotte glory during the 2019 and 2017 Patriot Nationals in May.

Gravel was extraordinary at the 4/10-mile when driving for Jason Johnson Racing over the past two years, collecting a 2019 World Finals sweep and marching to a third straight win in 2020. He even has a fourth Series victory at the track from 2017 when he piloted the CJB Motorsports #5. Now the championship runner-up is set to cap a stellar year one with the Big Game Motorsports #2 this weekend.

FINISHING STRONG: For the rest of the Outlaws, World Finals offers a chance to end their year on a high note and build some momentum ahead of the short off-season and carry that into the 2022 season.

All seven of these drivers are in pursuit of their first-career win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte:

Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
James McFadden (Alice Springs, NT, AUS)
Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)
Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, PA)
Brock Zearfoss (Jonestown, PA)
Jacob Allen (Hanover, PA)
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)
Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN)

INVADERS ARRIVE: A whole crew of certified gassers is expected to make the haul to Concord, NC for this weekend's season-ending event for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The doubleheader of $12,000/Win Features has turned into a destination event with teams from all across the country reuniting for one final time each year.

Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will conduct their final weekend without platinum status as the pairing is set to go full-time with the Series in 2022. A 23-year-old Lebanon, IN native, Bayston won his first two career races this season and is amped up for a run at the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2021 with the #5 team.

King Sunshine AKA Tyler Courtney eyes to conclude a sensation season in the winged world after earning the All Star Circuit of Champions title with Clauson-Marshall Racing. His NOS Energy Drink #7BC will have a hard time topping the $175,000 check from King's Royal, but a second Outlaws score would certainly be welcomed in Charlotte.

Also in action is Shane Stewart back in the Team Trackhouse themed #71 by Indy Race Parts, Parker Price-Miller now at the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11, the PA Posse's Danny Dietrich coming off the porch for a fun weekend, Brian Brown making the haul from Missouri to the site of his first career win, and Brent Marks set to debut his new ride with Murray-Marks Motorsports, among other drivers.

BEST OF ALL THREE WORLDS: The NGK/NTK World Finals is the one and only time you'll see all three premier divisions of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, and Super DIRTcar Big Blocks collide at the same track.

Leading the charge for The Greatest Show on Dirt, as you know, is soon-to-be three-time champion Brad Sweet, Tony Stewart Racing juggernaut Donny Schatz, and collage of rising stars like David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild & James McFadden.

The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet are led by Brandon Sheppard, who is set to claim his fourth consecutive title with Rocket1 Racing. He brings notables such as Chris Madden, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, and others along with him to Charlotte this weekend.

Don't forget about The Beasts of the Northeast either, as full-time stars such as champion-elect Matt Shepard, Mat Williamson, Bill Decker & Peter Britten welcome outsiders like McCreadie, Billy Pauch Jr, and Mike Gular, among others to do battle on the Queen City clay.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC

On the Internet
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Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
16 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
10 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Silva Motorsports #57
4 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
2 wins – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
2 wins – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 / CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Tyler Courtney, Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC
1 win – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
333 laps – Brad Sweet
322 laps – Carson Macedo
296 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
266 laps – Logan Schuchart
241 laps – David Gravel
220 laps – Donny Schatz
188 laps – Aaron Reutzel
114 laps – Kerry Madsen
97 laps – Kyle Larson
66 laps – James McFadden
63 laps – Spencer Bayston
57 laps – Tyler Courtney
39 laps – Brent Marks
33 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
27 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Wayne Johnson
23 laps – Ayrton Gennetten
16 laps – Tanner Carrick
13 laps – Colby Copeland
11 laps – Sye Lynch
10 laps – Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Parker Price-Miller
9 laps – Kasey Kahne, Austin McCarl
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney, Brian Brown

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (24 Drivers):
18 QuickTimes – David Gravel
7 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
6 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
5 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
4 QuickTimes – Kerry Madsen
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Parker Price-Miller, Lance Dewease, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (45 Drivers)
32 Heat Wins – David Gravel
30 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
25 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
20 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
17 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
16 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
12 Heat Wins – James McFadden
8 Heat Wins – Brian Brown
7 Heat Wins – Kerry Madsen
5 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser
4 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney, Ian Madsen
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto, Parker Price-Miller
1 Heat Win – Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brandon Spithaler, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Justin Peck, Jac Haudenschild, Sye Lynch, Chad Trout, TJ Stutts, Ryan Robinson, Blake Carrick, Ayrton Gennetten, Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, Spencer Bayston

PODIUM FINISHES (28 Drivers):
34 Podiums – Brad Sweet
26 Podiums – Carson Macedo
25 Podiums – Donny Schatz
24 Podiums – David Gravel
22 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
20 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
12 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
8 Podiums – Kerry Madsen
6 Podiums – Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – Kyle Larson, Lance Dewease
3 Podiums – Brian Brown, Anthony Macri
2 Podiums – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Spencer Bayston
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Daryn Pittman, Paulie Colagiovanni, Austin McCarl, Colby Copeland, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)
42. Tues, July 13 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Spencer Bayston (1)
43. Wed, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (6)
44. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tyler Courtney (1)
45. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
46. Sun, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (7)
47. Tues, July 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Brad Sweet (14)
48. Fri, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
49. Sat, July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
50. Fri, July 30 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, NY / Aaron Reutzel (4)
51. Sat, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (7)
52. Fri, August 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
53. Sat, August 7 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)
54. Wed, August 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (NP)
55. Thur, August 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brian Brown (NP)
56. Fri, August 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
57. Sat, August 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
58. Sat, August 21 / Red River Valley Speedway / Fargo, ND / Donny Schatz (2)
59. Sun, August 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (8)
60. Wed, August 25 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (15)
61. Fri, August 27 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Donny Schatz (3)
62. Sun, August 29 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
63. Fri, September 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / James McFadden (2)
64. Sat, September 4 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Brad Sweet (16)
65. Sun, September 5 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Carson Macedo (8)
66. Mon, September 6 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Logan Schuchart (4)
67. Fri, September 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / David Gravel (9)
68. Sat, September 11 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Logan Schuchart (5)
69. Sat, September 18 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA / Carson Macedo (9)
70. Fri, September 24 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Sat, September 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (10)
72. Fri, October 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
73. Sat, October 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (10)
74. Fri, October 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kerry Madsen (3)
75. Sat, October 9 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Spencer Bayston (2)
76. Fri, October 22 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
77. Fri, October 29 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Carson Macedo (11)
78. Sat, October 30 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Logan Schuchart (7)

 

 

2022 SCHEDULE: Million-dollar points purse, big events await the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in 2022
More than 80 events across 22 states will make up the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule with $200,000 going to the champion

CONCORD, NC – The 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season is set to build off an exciting 2021, catapulting the Series into the future with a new million-dollar overall points fund and new surprises.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will run more than 80 events from February to November across 22 states, contending for a $200,000 championship – a $50,000 increase from 2021. Overall, the 2022 points fund will see a $350,000 increase, with every position seeing at least a 33% increase. Second will now pay $100,000 (+$25,000) and third will pay $75,000 (+$20,000). The substantial increases are even apparent down the rankings with 10th getting $50,000 (+$20,000).

“The strength of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and our devotion to the Series was showcased in 2020 by overcoming the pandemic. Then, we took off running in 2021 with the return of big events and the increase in purses throughout the year. Now, in 2022, we’re eager to build off that momentum and continue to show why the World of Outlaws is The Greatest Show on Dirt,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “There are a lot of new and exciting things in store for drivers and fans alike in 2022 that we’ve been looking forward to for a while.”

The 2022 season will again kick off in the sunshine state with three days at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 10-12). A couple of weeks later it will stay south, making its trek to California for the return of the Spring West Coast Swing and continue its year-long journey across the United States before landing in North Carolina for the championship-crowning NGK NTK World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Along the way, there will be the return to tracks of the past, the return to familiar favorites and the debut of new marquee events.

NEW ADDITIONS
Bakersfield Speedway (Friday, March 25) – When the World of Outlaws makes its Spring return to California, the 1/3-mile Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, CA – two hours north of Los Angeles – will grace the schedule for the first time since 2018. Ten events have previously been held at the track. Sheldon Haudenschild won the last race and Bobby Davis, Jr. won the first in 1989.

Vado Speedway Park (Tuesday, March 29) – After the pandemic postponed the World of Outlaws Sprint Car’s debut at the multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art facility in 2020, the Series will finally get to take its turn around the 3/8-mile track in Vado, NM. Located off Interstate 10 between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX, the facility features paved fan parking, a concrete midway, concrete pit pads and stadium-quality suites. It’ll also be the Series’ first appearance in New Mexico since 2008.

Tri-City Speedway (IL) (Friday, April 22) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars have contested Tri-City Speedway, in Pontoon Beach, IL – across the Mississippi River from St. Louis – 56 times in its history. However, its last appearance at the 3/8-mile track was in 2008; won by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – currently the only active Series regular with a win at the track. Steve Kinser won the first Series race at Tri-City in 1979.

Atomic Speedway (Saturday, May 28) – For the first time since 2014, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule will feature four Ohio tracks with the addition of Waverly, OH’s Atomic Speedway. Even more significant, 2022 will be the first time since 2009 that the Series has visited the 3/8-mile track. The World of Outlaws Gumout Series was the first to visit the track in 2001 before the premier Series made its trip to Atomic in 2003. Seven events in total were run from 2003 to 2009 with Donny Schatz winning four of them.

NEW SURPRISES
Port Royal Adds Event (Wed., July 20 / Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8) – With the evolution of building a state-of-the-art facility and producing exceptional racing for each event, a long-awaited extra date for Port Royal Speedway has been added to the 2022 schedule. Pennsylvania fans will get the treat of seeing the World of Outlaws at the half-mile track in July before returning for the Nittany Showdown doubleheader in October.

New Jackson Nationals Date (Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 18-20) – One of the fastest-growing marquee events on the schedule has found a new time slot for 2022. The AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex will move from June to August, taking place the week after the Knoxville Nationals. This year, Logan Schuchart won his second consecutive Jackson Nationals title and took home the $50,000 prize.

Huset’s Expands (Sun., June 5 / Thurs.-Sat. June 23-25) – Since being acquired by Tod Quiring in 2020, Huset’s Speedway was catapulted back into the racing scene as a marquee destination and, again, became a must-see event on the World of Outlaws schedule. In 2022, the Brandon, SD track will take a step toward being another crown jewel race with the new three-day Huset’s High Bank Nationals that will pay $100,000 to the winner on Saturday. The Series will first visit Huset’s on Sunday, June 5, with a fan appreciation party and concert the night prior. Then, the new three-day event will be on Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. Thursday’s race will pay $15,000-to-win and Friday’s race will pay $20,000-to-win.

Beaver Dam Ups The Ante (Fri.-Sat., June 17-18) – For the second time in the 21-year history of the World of Outlaws racing at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI, the 1/3-mile track will host a doubleheader weekend. Sheldon Haudenschild claimed the victory at the Wisconsin track this year while defending Series champion Brad Sweet swept the track’s last doubleheader in 2020.

Sharon Times Two (Sat., May 21 / Sat., Sept. 24) – After making an unforgettable return to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule for the first time since 2007 this year, Sharon Speedway will get a second date in 2022. Fans will get to enjoy the Hartford, OH track in May and September, extending the 2022 schedule to having 12 events at Ohio tracks.

FAMILIAR FAVORITES
Spring California Swing (March 11 – March 29) – California fans were denied Springtime World of Outlaws action for two years in a row due to the pandemic, but after making the trek back that way this fall, The Greatest Show on Dirt has nothing in its way of returning for Spring 2022. For all the tracks on the Spring tour, it’s been a long time coming.

Thunderbowl Raceway / March 11-12
Merced Speedway / March 18
Ocean Speedway / March 19
Bakersfield Speedway / March 25
Perris Auto Speedway / March 26

Bristol Bash (Thurs.-Sat., April 28-30) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, along with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, will return to Tennessee to play on the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. The three-day event will again see practice for both series on Thursday with Feature events on Friday and Saturday, awarding the winners with the icon gladiator sword trophy.

39th Kings Royal Week (Wed.-Sat., July 13-July 16) – While we’ll return to one Kings Royal in 2022, the week will be no less significant with the $100,000-to-win Historical Big 1 making its grand return for the first time in 19 years on Thursday, July 14. With the week officially expanding to four days at Eldora Speedway, the Jokers Wild will take place on Wednesday, the Knight Before the Kings Royal will be Friday. The 39th Kings Royal will once again pay $175,000-to-win on Saturday, July 16. The posted prize money for nearly every position in the Kings Royal Feature has been increased again, with the 2022 edition paying $5,000-to-start. The return of the Historical Big 1 will also see an increased purse, paying $25,000 to the runner-up, and $4,000-to-start. Eldora Speedway officials have posted over $800,000 in purse monies and awards for the summer’s most-fabled event.

61st Knoxville Nationals (Wed.-Sat., Aug. 10-13) – One of the year’s most prestigious events returns for its 61st edition in August after a successful return for its historic 60th running in 2021. The last five events have produced countless memorable moments and five different winners – Kyle Larson, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and Jason Johnson.

Skagit Nationals (Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 1-3) – After a successful debut in 2021, the Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway returns in 2022 for another triple-header weekend. Thursday and Friday’s events will pay $10,000-to-win while Saturday’s finale will pay $25,000-to-win. Carson Macedo became the first Skagit Nationals winner this year.

National Open (Fri., Sept. 30 – Sat., Oct. 1) – Williams Grove Speedway will again have a prominent place on the 2022 World of Outlaws schedule with six stops at the historic half-mile in Mechanicsburg, PA. The track’s crown jewel National Open will again pin the Outlaws against the notorious PA Posse in Pennsylvania’s biggest Sprint Car event in October. The fierce rivalry creates an atmosphere like no other, making it another bucket list race to attend every year.

Ticket renewals and on-sale details will be available in the coming weeks. When available, tickets to 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events will be available at Worldofoutlaws.com/tix.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2022 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App. The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals is included at no extra charge in the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription only.

2022 POINTS PAYOUT
1–$200,000
2–$100,000
3–$75,000
4–$70,000
5–$65,000
6–$62,500
7–$60,000
8–$57,500
9–$55,000
10–$50,000
11–$40,000
12–$30,000
13–$25,000
14–$20,000
15–$18,000
16–$16,000
17–$14,000 (same to 20th)

FULL 2022 SCHEDULE
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 10-12 – Volusia Speedway Park
Friday, Feb. 25 – Magnolia Motor Speedway
Saturday, Feb. 26 – The Rev
Friday-Saturday, March 4-5 – Cotton Bowl Speedway
Friday-Saturday, March 11-12 – Thunderbowl Raceway
Friday, March 18 – Merced Speedway
Saturday, March 19 – Ocean Speedway
Friday, March 25 – Bakersfield Speedway
Saturday, March 26 – Perris Auto Speedway
Tuesday, March 29 – Vado Speedway Park
Friday, April 1 – Lawton Speedway
Saturday, April 2 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Friday, April 8 – US 36 Raceway
Saturday, April 9 – Lake Ozark Speedway (Jason Johnson Classic)
Friday-Saturday, April 15-16 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Friday, April 22 – Tri-City Speedway (IL)
Saturday, April 23 – Tri-State Speedway (IN)
Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 – Bristol Motor Speedway
Friday-Saturday, May 6-7 – Eldora Speedway
Tuesday, May 10 – Lincoln Speedway
Friday-Saturday, May 13-14 – Williams Grove Speedway
Tuesday, May 17 – Bridgeport Speedway
Friday, May 20 – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, May 21 – Sharon Speedway
Saturday, May 28 – Atomic Speedway
Monday, May 30 – Lawrenceburg Speedway
Friday, June 3 – River Cities Speedway
Sunday, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11 – Knoxville Raceway
Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 – Beaver Dam Raceway
Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25 – Huset’s Speedway
Friday-Saturday, July 1-2 – Cedar Lake Speedway
Friday, July 8 – 34 Raceway
Saturday, July 9 – Wilmot Raceway
Tuesday, July 12 ­– Attica Raceway Park (Brad Doty Classic)
Wednesday-Saturday, July 13-16 – Eldora Speedway
Wednesday, July 20 – Port Royal Speedway
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23 – Williams Grove Speedway
Friday, July 29 – TBA
Saturday, July 30 – Weedsport Speedway
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 10-13 – Knoxville Raceway
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 18-20 – Jackson Motorplex
Friday, Aug. 26 – River Cities Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 27 – Red River Valley Speedway
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 1-3 – Skagit Speedway
Monday, Sept. 5 – Grays Harbor Raceway
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10 – Silver Dollar Speedway
Friday, Sept. 16 – Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Placerville Speedway
Friday, Sept. 23 – Eldora Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Sharon Speedway
Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1 – Williams Grove Speedway
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8 – Port Royal Speedway
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15 – TBA
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22 – TBA
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29 – TBA
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Championship Podium on the line for Carson Macedo & Donny Schatz This Week

Four Points Separate Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Tony Stewart Racing #15

CONCORD, NC - October 31, 2021 - The championship may be decided, but there are still point battles on the line in this week's NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

A mere four points stand between Carson Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 in the fight for third place in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series standings.

Entering the season-ending event, these two drivers couldn't be more different on their stance when it comes to points.

For Macedo, the 25-year-old rising star already has a guaranteed career-best finish, but he's hungry for more as are all the young lions with The Greatest Show on Dirt. It's been an outstanding and exceedingly great year one with JJR, a sign that this new combo is here to stay.

For Schatz, he doesn't just expect better, he expects greatness. The 10-time Series champion was brutally honest with his thoughts on the battle, calling it "embarrassing" as he may end up off the championship podium for the first time since 2005. Nonetheless, TSR's second-half surge has actually been the best on tour, potentially a sign of revitalization in 2022.

Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE for Thursday-Saturday's shows which include the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.

It's a hard adjustment for a man who's used to contending for the championship year-in and year-out. After all, Schatz has finished top-three in points for 15 consecutive seasons now and still has a chance to make it 16 straight.

"I don't think battling for third is a championship battle at all," Schatz told DIRTVision last weekend. "When you've won 10 of these, it's all you strive for. You want to win the championship and anything else doesn't meet those expectations. All you can do is start with what you've got and go on from there. We've already dug ourselves out of a deep hole, but we've got more ground to gain. Hopefully, we can get back in that championship battle again in 2022.

His 2021 season was rather lackluster to start, recording a sub-par average finish of 7.65 and dipping as low as seventh in the standings during the first half. The TSR #15 squad suffered several mechanical issues that resulted in the rare DNF's that Schatz used to never produce, thus spiraling them down the points chart.

Schatz's second half was an entirely different story. If you reset the points, he's literally the championship leader since the Series hit halfway at 40 races. That's not how this works, though, and it's now how Donny wants it to work either. Nonetheless, they've been phenomenal with an average finish of 4.91, multiple victories, and consistent podiums almost every night.

There have still been plenty of noteworthy nights to celebrate, though. His 300th career win at Dubuque (IA) in June was a moment that captivated all of Sprint Car racing and his near last-lap pass on Kyle Larson at the Knoxville Nationals gave him his 18th top-two finish in The Granddaddy of 'Em All.

"It's not me, it's those guys," Schatz said on TSR's turnaround. "They've done an incredible job of rebuilding this team to where it should be. We've been extremely consistent of late. It's taken the work of two teams really with my guys on the road, then Rick and the boys on the motor. We're getting better and it makes racing more fun when you're competitive."

He'll have a chance to cap his season on a high note this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where Schatz has won a whopping 13 World of Outlaws races.

On the other end of 44-year-old Schatz in this points battle is 25-year-old Carson Macedo. The Lemoore, CA native is enjoying easily what is the greatest year of his young career.

"We set some goals and man, we exceeded them," Macedo mentioned. "But that just makes us hungrier and tells us we're capable of it. We've won at some tracks I've always wanted to win at, we got a huge Crown Jewel title, and we've been consistent and fast most all places. It's been one hell of a first year. The DNF's hurt us more than anything, but that is part of growing and learning with this Series."

In his third full-time season with the World of Outlaws and his first with Jason Johnson Racing, Maced transformed into a legitimate championship contender aboard the #41. They've racked up 11 wins and at one point came within striking distance of Brad Sweet to take command of the title race.

From Knoxville to Eldora to Williams Grove, the young buck triumphed at the three toughest venues on the circuit on multiple occasions at each, something that hadn't been done since Sammy Swindell in 1997. Their closing stretch has been wildly successful with a $25,000 Skagit Nationals score, an emotional $21,000 Tom Tarlton Classic title, and a $75,000 National Open victory.

Macedo and JJR lead the Series in top-10 finishes (63), but it's the DNF's and poor performances with eight results of 15th or worse which killed their points tally this season. It's all part of the learning process says Carson, though, and he's excited to work on that next year.

"You have to eliminate those DNF's and the tiny mistakes," Macedo continued. "You look at Brad and he finishes every single lap. If I'm finished 20th or worse, that's a massive swing, especially against these guys. I'm thrilled with our year, though. We've made so much progress in one season, so I'm excited to see how much better we can get in 2022."

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the NGK/NTK World Finals and all remaining World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.


 

Schuchart Ties Grandfather Bobby Allen at 30 Career World of Outlaws Wins

As a little boy, Logan Schuchart was always in awe of his grandfather. The trophies, the stories, and the legend of “Scruffy” Bobby Allen drew that Hanover, PA native to follow his family’s footsteps down the path of Sprint Car racing.

He wanted to be just like grandpa, and now he really is.

The 28-year-old rising star collected his 30th career victory on Saturday night, a number that brings him equal to grandfather Bobby Allen for 20th on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series all-time wins list.

All 30 of Logan’s victories since 2016 have come behind the wheel of the Shark Racing #1S, a heartwarming rags-to-riches operation fielded by his grandpa and fueled by pure passion for the sport and never-ending love for his family.

“He’s my mentor, he’s my hero, he’s the guy I’ve looked up to since I was a little kid,” Schuchart spoke on his grandpa. “I always wanted to be like him when I was growing up, I mean he was a legend. To reach 30n wins and tie him at a track like Devil’s Bowl with so much history is just awesome. This is a special one.”

“I’m so proud of that boy,” Bobby Allen said of his grandson. “I want to see him win another hundred races.”
Schuchart & grandpa Bobby Allen are now tied for 20th on the all-time wins list. [Trent Gower]

Charging from eighth-to-first to score the Texas Outlaw Nationals, Schuchart joined icons Sammy Swindell and Mark Kinser as the only three men to ever win three-straight at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in World of Outlaws competition.

Ascending forward in rapid succession, Schuchart drove by Sheldon Haudenschild for third on Lap 19, then whipped by Carson Macedo for second on Lap 23, and already snookered Ayrton Gennetten one lap later to take command on Lap 24.

“That’s the thing about this Drydene crew, we never give up,” Schuchart said. “I was running third when I glanced at the board with I think 21 down and knew it was time to go. I was waiting for those guys to make some mistakes while they were racing each other. I got caught in thr wrong spot last night, but wer’re back in victory lane tonight.”

The victory marked seven on the season for the Drydene Performance Products #1S and extends a resurgent late-season run with four of those W’s coming in the last 13 races. It’s a momentum building win for a team that doesn’t show stellar numbers on paper, but knows they’ve made progress in 2021.

A $20,000 score in Texas adds to other accolades such as the $50,000 Jackson Nationals victory, DIRTcar Nationals championship, Gold Cup title, and 4-Crown Nationals win, among more this season.
Schuchart stole the win from Ayrton Gennetten, who opened many eyes on Saturday night. [Trent Gower]

In Schuchart’s success came Ayrton Gennetten’s grief. The 22-year-old Missouri native earned the pole position in only his 28th career start with the Series and proceeded to lead the opening 23 laps. Willing to accept and fend off several challenges by Macedo, the budding pilot appeared poised for a first-career win untilt he #1S came to life in the late stages.

By the checkered flag, Gennetten slipped back to finish a career-best fourth in his first-ever appearance at the Mesquite, TX 1/2-mile.

“It was pretty cool,” Gennetten noted. “Not a lot of people expect you to lead laps, especially that many. It’s something you work for and dream of competing for World of Outlaws wins as a kid. I wish we could’ve capitalized, but there’ll be a next time.”

Rounding out the podium behind Schuchart and ahead of Gennetten was Carson Macedo in second aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Sheldon Haudenschild in third in the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17.

Closing out the top-10 at Devil’s Bowl was Donny Schatz in fifth, Brad Sweet in sixth, James McFadden in seventh, Sam Hafertepe Jr. in eighth, David Gravel in ninth, and Giovanni Scelzi in tenth.

By building a 106-point cushion over Gravel, Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing unofficially clinched their third consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship. They’ll officially take the title next week at Charlotte’s World Finals.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2021 season next week with the return of the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$20,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$3,750]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [1][$3,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,750]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,500]; 7. 9-James McFadden [3][$2,400]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [11][$2,300]; 9. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,200]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$2,100]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7][$1,700]; 12. 14-Kerry Madsen [13][$1,400]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,300]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,200]; 15. 8-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,100]; 16. 25-Marcus Dumesny [20][$1,000]; 17. 11-Roger Crockett [21][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [17][$1,000]; 19. 4-Austin Mundie [24][$1,000]; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle [22][$1,000]; 21. 83-Kasey Kahne [15][$1,000]; 22. 99X-Dalton Stevens [19][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16][$1,000]; 24. 2B-Brett Becker [25][$1,000]; 25. 1J-Danny Jennings [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Ayrton Gennetten 1-23, Logan Schuchart 24-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (78/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (10,328); 2. David Gravel (-106); 3. Carson Macedo (-150); 4. Carson Macedo (-154); 5. Logan Schuchart (-284); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-326); 7. James McFadden (-744); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1196); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1426); 10. Jacob Allen (-1724).

 

 

SOONER STATE STOMPIN': Macedo Masters Lawton for 11th Win of 2021

5.573-Second Margin of Victory is Largest World of Outlaws Win in Two Years

LAWTON, OK - October 29, 2021 - Back in the day, legendary Oklahoma Sooners football coach Barry Switzer wanted to "hang half-a-hundred on 'em." He insisted on never letting off the gas pedal and throttling opponents with an attacking offense that doesn't even let you catch your breath.

It was akin to just what Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing did on Friday night at Oklahoma's Lawton Speedway.

Taking the lead on Lap Six and never looking back, the Lemoore, CA native drove away to a dominating 5.573-second margin of victory. It's the biggest beatdown at a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event in more than two years, or 153 races to be exact.

If it wasn't for a bad Dash redraw, the JJR squad would've likely swept the night after setting Slick Woody's QuickTime and winning their Team Drydene Heat Race. Instead, Macedo went from third to second on the opening circuit of the 35-lap Feature and moved to P1 by the sixth time around.

His 11th victory of the season brings Macedo to 17 on his career and continues to exceed expectations in his first full year with Phil & Brooke Dietz, Clyde Knipp, and Nate Repetz.

"Our goal was to win just five races, be consistent, and put together a respectable season," said the 25-year-old, who still has a shot to earn championship runner-up honors in his third full-time season."Obviously, we accomplished that and then some."

"These guys just continue to deliver," he added. "It makes my job so much easier behind the wheel. This car was incredible tonight. I'm speechless."

After leading the opening five laps, Logan Schuchart faded back to third and eventually rallied for a second-place score in the Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S. The Hanover, PA native is now up to 10 rummer-up results this season with three of them coming behind the Jason Johnson Racing #41 of Macedo.

"I'm unsure if we could've made better changes or if he just navigated traffic better than me," Schuchart noted. "It's still a great run for this team. We're going in the right direction on this track. Devil's Bowl has been good to us, so we've got some confidence in the back pocket for tomorrow night."

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing continued their incredible late-season surge with a third-place finish for the Carquest, Ford Performance #15. It's his 25th podium appearance of the season and leaves him -56 points behind Gravel for the runner-up result in the championship standings.

"At one point I thought we weren't going to finish when an issue popped up with 10 to go," Schatz mentioned. "You're gonna have those nights, though. This team keeps delivering great race cars."

Following a five-race skid outside of the top-five, Brad Sweet snapped that streak and ran fourth aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. He finished one spot ahead of championship contender David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports in fifth, bumping The Big Cat's advantage to exactly 100 points with three nights left.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Aaron Reutzel in sixth with a Toyota engine under the hood of the RSR #8, outside polesitter Brock Zearfoss with a seventh-place effort, last week's winner Giovanni Scelzi in eighth with the KCP #18, Rookie of the Year leader James McFadden in ninth aboard the #9, and Kerry Madsen with KSE Hard Charger honors for a 15th-to-10th bid.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visit Devil's Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals tomorrow, Saturday, October 30. After that, the season-ending NGK/NTK World Finals take center stage on Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 8-Aaron Reutzel [4][$2,300]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2][$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$2,100]; 9. 9-James McFadden [11][$2,050]; 10. 14-Kerry Madsen [15][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,200]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$1,100]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [14][$1,050]; 16. 83-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,000]; 17. 25-Marcus Dumesny [16][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [18][$1,000]; 19. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [19][$1,000]; 20. 2B-Brett Becker [23][$1,000]; 21. 2K-Kevin Ingle [21][$1,000]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 23. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$1,000]; 24. 5-Joe_Bob Lee [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-5, Carson Macedo 6-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 14-Kerry Madsen[+5]

NEW Championship Standings (77/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (10,190); 2. David Gravel (-100); 3. Donny Schatz (-156); 4. Carson Macedo (-158); 5. Logan Schuchart (-296); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-332); 7. James McFadden (-742); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1148); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1416); 10. Jacob Allen (-1708).

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Kasey Kahne's Unexpected Season Leads Home to Charlotte

10+ Top Tens as Driver and 4th Owners Championship for KKR on Deck

CONCORD, NC - October 26, 2021 - Not even Kasey Kahne himself could've predicted the rollercoaster ride that has been his 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign.

It's been the busiest season of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt, and it was all on accident.

By the conclusion of the NGK/NTK World Finals next week (Nov. 4-6) at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (BUY TICKETS HERE), Kahne will have surpassed 30+ starts with the Series this year, his most with the Outlaws since 1999 in his younger pre-NASCAR days.

The year started as a fill-in driver for his own Kasey Kahne Racing #9 while Australian James McFadden was overseas for the birth of his little boy, Maverick. After substantial time off through spring/summer, another out-of-the-blue event brought Kahne back full-time to finish the season in the Roth Motorsports #83 in August.

For as unforeseen as his season has gone, it's still been a rather solid and fun year for Kahne. He's had his moments of greatness such as a QuickTime and eighth-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals, two pole positions, leading laps at The Rev, a brilliant 23rd-to-fifth run at Magnolia, and a night contending for a Gold Cup title.

"Everything was definitely unexpected this year," Kahne said. "It's been a good kind of unexpected, though. I've enjoyed racing at this level so much again and I'd like to do more. It was nice to be in my car earlier this year and just get a feel to actually work hand-in-hand with my guys at the track. Finishing the year with a team like Roth, who was a part of my early career has been really cool."

And that's only his time behind the cockpit, it's been another banner year for him as an owner at Kasey Kahne Racing.

With four races remaining, the organization is poised to clinch a third consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, something that only Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Karl Kinser have ever achieved in the owner's role.

The NAPA Auto Parts #49 remains the flagship program with Brad Sweet at the wheel and Eric Prutzman making the calls, but it was the entirety of KKR stepping up as the Mooresville, NC-based program returned to a two-car operation in 2021 with James McFadden and crew chief Justin Adams on the Karavan Trailers #9.

Through 76 events, KKR has collected 18 victories and should sweep the championship with Sweet and Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award with McFadden. Along with Sweet's Silver Cup score, KKR put both cars inside the top-seven at the Knoxville Nationals and led laps at Eldora's Kings Royal.

As for what's next for Kahne the driver, it's hard to tell specifically because of KKR's monumental success.

"Hopefully I'll have some answers on 2022 soon," Kahne added. "I'd like to figure it out pretty quick, but James has been doing such a great job in the #9 car. We've put a lot of hard work in to get that car back to being a top-tier team on tour and they've really been there these last few months."

One thing for sure is no answers are needed in the #49 camp as Sweet and Prutzman approach a third-straight title. It's a dynasty that Kahne is proud of, especially after working so hard for so long to build one.

"The combination between the driver, the crew chief, and the team is so much more difficult to find than people realize," Kahne continued. "Brad, Eric, Joey [Mooney], and Andrew [Bowman] have hit on something together, they're a perfect unit. You know Daryn [Pittman] and Kale [Kahne] were able to get that one title and Joey [Saldana] and Willie [Kahne] was so close to it as well, but it's tough to win these championships."

Kahne's Roth #83 and the two KKR cars still have four races remaining with a doubleheader at Lawton (OK) Speedway on October 29 and Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on October 30 leading into the season-ending NGK/NTK World Finals on November 4-6. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Kahne take on all remaining World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Penultimate Weekend Takes Outlaws to Lawton & Devil's Bowl

Only Oklahoma Appearance and $20,000 Texas Outlaw Nationals on Deck

LAWTON, OK - October 25, 2021 - The road to Charlotte is almost over, but two more stops remain before officially concluding the 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season at the NGK/NTK World Finals on November 4-6.

Oklahoma's Lawton Speedway and Texas' Devil's Bowl Speedway highlight this weekend's slate as The Greatest Show on Dirt continues the 80-race grind.

A combination of 13 full-time Outlaws, several top-tier invaders, and a contingent of local talent will make up the stout fields on Halloween weekend.

Let's look at some of the top storylines to follow:

ON THE PROWL: If all goes right this weekend, Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing could clinch their third consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship. The Big Cat enters the doubleheader in front of David Gravel by 98 points and will essentially seal the deal if he exits with a 96-point advantage.

The points system pays out 150 points to the winner, 146 points for second, and then drops by two points per position until 24th on back earns 102 points. With Sweet's stash of provisionals, a 98-point margin would seal the deal entering next week's NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The good news for fans of the Grass Valley, CA native is he thrives at both venues on the slate this weekend. His only appearance at Lawton Speedway resulted in a second-place effort last year, and he's a former winner at Devil's Bowl. If he gets the job done, Sweet will join legends Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz as the only drivers to three-peat in 44 seasons of World of Outlaws history.

SCHATZ SURGING: Since the Knoxville Nationals, nobody on the World of Outlaws tour has been more consistent than Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 team. With an average finish of 4.0, the 10-time Series champion is far and away ahead of his next closest competitors including David Gravel (6.25), Brad Sweet (6.55), and Logan Schuchart (6.85).

Last weekend the Fargo, ND native passed Carson Macedo for the third spot in the championship standings and still has an outside chance at David Gravel for the second spot. He's -60 points behind Gravel with four races remaining and a $40,000 difference in the points fund separating second place's $100,000 check and third place's $60,000 payday.

20,000 REASONS: Saturday's Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl marks the 13th event of the season paying $20,000 or more to the winner. Through the previous 12 events of such magnitude, only Kyle Larson ($176,000 at Knoxville, $175,000 at Eldora) and Carson Macedo ($75,000 at Williams Grove, $25,000 at Skagit, $21,000 at Keller Auto) have topped multiple shows.

Another seven drivers including Tyler Courtney ($175,000 at Eldora), Logan Schuchart ($50,000 at Jackson), Aaron Reutzel ($30,000 at Huset's), David Gravel ($25,000 at Bristol), Brad Sweet ($25,000 at Lernerville), Brent Marks ($20,000 at Williams Grove), and Sheldon Haudenschild ($20,000 at I-55) also have high-payday wins.

OOOOKLAHOMA: For almost 40 seasons, the Outlaws in Oklahoma has been a yearly tradition. A wide-ranging variety of seven different "Sooner State" tracks have graced the schedule and this Friday night, Lawton Speedway will join State Fair Speedway and Tulsa Speedway as the only three tracks to hold 10+ races.

Owasso, OK's own Daryn Pittman is the most recent winner in his home state, topping last year's long-awaited Lawton return over Brad Sweet & David Gravel. When it comes to other Outlaw winners through 87 races in Oklahoma, only Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, and Brad Sweet are among the active crop to win within state lines.

A handful of local Oklahoma natives are expected to compete in Friday's Feature, including Noah Gass of Mounds, OK, who has attended a career-high 23 events with The Greatest Show on Dirt this year.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED: Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX is forever the birthplace of the World of Outlaws. The date was March 18, 1978, and Ted Johnson was the man who brought The Greatest Show on Dirt to life. An all-star cast of drivers was led by winner Jimmy Boyd, then Doug Wolfgang, and Tom Corbin.

Sure, 43 years have passed since that spring night in the heart of Texas, but the World of Outlaws and Devil's Bowl Speedway still shine brightly in 2021. Saturday's stop at the 1/2-mile is the 89th all-time event at the track with Sammy Swindell (18 wins) and Steve Kinser (16 wins) sticking out above the rest.

HOT SAUCE: 19-year-old Giovanni Scelzi of Fresno, CA will enter this weekend as the most recent winner with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Using a late-race restart at Lakeside Speedway on Friday night, the young superstar stormed by veteran Kerry Madsen and stole his first win of the year and third of his career with the Series.

It marked his first World of Outlaws win driving for Iowa-based KCP Racing and the team's first win in Outlaw action in more than two years. The victory also came during Dylan Buswell's first night as the new crew chief on the #18 after already earning four Series wins earlier this year while working for Roth Motorsports and Aaron Reutzel.

Although not a platinum member, Scelzi and KCP have competed with the Series the most of any non-full-time driver. Through 44 races they've collected 25 top-10 finishes, 11 top-five results, and one victory from last weekend.

PERFECT 10: With four races remaining, Sheldon Haudenschild has his eyes set squarely on victory lane. He's still in the midst of an important battle for the fifth spot in the championship standings with Logan Schuchart, but the Wooster, OH native also wants to hit the 10-win mark for the first time in his World of Outlaws career.

It's already been a career year for the pilot of the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, but that doesn't mean it can't get better. With crew chief Kyle Ripper, Haudenschild has already made eight visits to victory lane this year at Magnolia (MS), Cotton Bowl (TX), Eldora (OH), Beaver Dam (WI), Williams Grove (PA), I-55 (MO), and Black Hills (SD).

He'll have four chances to reach 10 wins with Lawton and Devil's Bowl this weekend and two Features at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-6.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday, October 29 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK
Saturday, October 30 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX

On the Internet
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Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
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YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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Around the Turn: Following this weekend, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the 2021 season finale. Another epic edition of the NGK/NTK World Finals on November 4-6 will conclude the campaign for Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, and the Super DIRTcar Big Blocks.

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
16 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
10 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
10 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
6 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Silva Motorsports #57
4 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
2 wins – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
2 wins – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 / CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Tyler Courtney, Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC
1 win – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18

FEATURE LAPS LED (29 Drivers):
333 laps – Brad Sweet
296 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
292 laps – Carson Macedo
254 laps – Logan Schuchart
241 laps – David Gravel
220 laps – Donny Schatz
188 laps – Aaron Reutzel
114 laps – Kerry Madsen
97 laps – Kyle Larson
66 laps – James McFadden
63 laps – Spencer Bayston
57 laps – Tyler Courtney
39 laps – Brent Marks
33 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
27 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Wayne Johnson
16 laps – Tanner Carrick
13 laps – Colby Copeland
11 laps – Sye Lynch
10 laps – Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Parker Price-Miller
9 laps – Kasey Kahne, Austin McCarl
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney, Brian Brown

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (24 Drivers):
18 QuickTimes – David Gravel
7 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
5 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Parker Price-Miller, Lance Dewease, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (45 Drivers)
32 Heat Wins – David Gravel
28 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
24 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
19 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
17 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
16 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel, Logan Schuchart
11 Heat Wins – James McFadden
8 Heat Wins – Brian Brown
7 Heat Wins – Kerry Madsen
5 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser
4 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney, Ian Madsen
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto, Parker Price-Miller
1 Heat Win – Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brandon Spithaler, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Justin Peck, Jac Haudenschild, Sye Lynch, Chad Trout, TJ Stutts, Ryan Robinson, Blake Carrick, Ayrton Gennetten, Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, Spencer Bayston

PODIUM FINISHES (28 Drivers):
34 Podiums – Brad Sweet
24 Podiums – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo
21 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
18 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
12 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
8 Podiums – Kerry Madsen
6 Podiums – Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – Kyle Larson, Lance Dewease
3 Podiums – Brian Brown, Anthony Macri
2 Podiums – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Spencer Bayston
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Daryn Pittman, Paulie Colagiovanni, Austin McCarl, Colby Copeland, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)
42. Tues, July 13 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Spencer Bayston (1)
43. Wed, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (6)
44. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tyler Courtney (1)
45. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
46. Sun, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (7)
47. Tues, July 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Brad Sweet (14)
48. Fri, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
49. Sat, July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
50. Fri, July 30 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, NY / Aaron Reutzel (4)
51. Sat, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (7)
52. Fri, August 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
53. Sat, August 7 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)
54. Wed, August 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (NP)
55. Thur, August 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brian Brown (NP)
56. Fri, August 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
57. Sat, August 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
58. Sat, August 21 / Red River Valley Speedway / Fargo, ND / Donny Schatz (2)
59. Sun, August 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (8)
60. Wed, August 25 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (15)
61. Fri, August 27 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Donny Schatz (3)
62. Sun, August 29 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
63. Fri, September 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / James McFadden (2)
64. Sat, September 4 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Brad Sweet (16)
65. Sun, September 5 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Carson Macedo (8)
66. Mon, September 6 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Logan Schuchart (4)
67. Fri, September 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / David Gravel (9)
68. Sat, September 11 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Logan Schuchart (5)
69. Sat, September 18 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA / Carson Macedo (9)
70. Fri, September 24 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Sat, September 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (10)
72. Fri, October 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
73. Sat, October 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (10)
74. Fri, October 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kerry Madsen (3)
75. Sat, October 9 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Spencer Bayston (2)
76. Fri, October 22 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / Giovanni Scelzi (1)

 

 

GIO'S KINGDOM: Scelzi Steals Lakeside Glory from Madsen in Final Laps

Teenage Sensation Shines in Crunch Time at FVP Platinum Battery Showdown

KANSAS CITY, KS - October 22, 2021 - It wasn't Patrick Mahomes crafting a perfect two-minute drill, but instead, Giovanni Scelzi scoring a comeback win in Kansas City on Friday night.

Much like the Chiefs' dazzling superstar quarterback, this California-born teenage sensation never wavered as the clock ran down and offered an epic rally to deliver a thriller in front of the K.C. fans.

After starting pole position, the 19-year-old fell back to as far as fourth before rallying to take the lead away on the final restart with four laps left at Lakeside Speedway. The kid they call "Hot Sauce" brought the heat on the only single-file restart of the race as he tracked Madsen down the front stretch, throttled the high side through turns one and two, and then cleared the #14 with a pitch-perfect slide job into turn three.

It's Scelzi's third career win with The Greatest Show Dirt, but his first this year, making him the 15th different winner in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2021.

Most notably, the win marked Scelzi's first with the Series aboard the KCP Racing #18. He joined the team in July 2020 and brings an Outlaw win back to the stable in his 58th try, which is the first for KCP since March 9, 2019, when Ian Madsen won at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The victory at Lakeside's 4/10-mile oval also came in Dylan Buswell's debut as new crew chief of the Aspen Aire, Logan Contractors Supply #18. The Australian most recently worked with Roth Motorsports & Aaron Reutzel before joining KCP two weeks ago.

Once clear of Madsen for the race lead, Scelzi controlled the final four laps and cruised to a 0.893-second margin of victory at the checkered flag.

"This is a huge relief," Scelzi said in victory lane. "I think the monkey is off our back. No matter how low the lows get, this team never gives up. I was hoping a caution would come out and sure enough, we got it. I knew that was my only chance to get Kerry and it worked perfectly. It was fast, but the track widened out well."

"I fell back early when Aaron Reutzel tried to crash me on the front stretch," a smirking Scelzi added. "It bent the tie rod, drag link, the steering was almost sideways, but it just gave me some extra motivation to race that much harder."

Donny Schatz also capitalized on the final restart and moved up to finish in second place aboard the Carquest, Ford Performance #15. It's the 10th runner-up result of 2021 for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team and moves them into third in the championship standings.

"I was hoping we'd get more traffic, but the yellows kept coming," Schatz said. "Gio was so good on those restarts, it's just the way it played out. The guys did a great job and we made the right adjustments."

After leading the opening 26 laps, Kerry Madsen settled for a third-place effort aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14. It's a bittersweet result for the Australian, but still, his eighth podium finish in 20 World of Outlaws starts this year with TSR.

"It's unfortunate for this Tony Stewart team," Madsen admitted. "We had the best car and I had the opportunity to close it out, but just didn't do it. Being disappointed with a third-place finish means you're doing something right, though."

Aaron Reutzel collected his best World of Outlaws finish of his SRS #8 tenure in fourth-place, while Logan Schuchart drove the Drydene Performance Products #1S to a fifth-place effort and gained ground in the battle of fifth in the championship standings.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was championship leader Brad Sweet & Kasey Kahne Racing in sixth, Kraig Kinser in seventh following an engine change, Carson Macedo & Jason Johnson Racing in eighth after spinning early, David Gravel with a career-best ninth at Lakeside, and Shark Racing's Jacob Allen in the tenth position.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head south for a Halloween weekend doubleheader at Lawton (OK) Speedway on Friday, October 29, and Devil's Bowl (TX) Speedway on Saturday, October 30. After that, the 2021 season concludes with the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-6.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$6,000]; 3. 14-Kerry Madsen [2][$3,500]; 4. 8-Aaron Reutzel [4][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,200]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$2,100]; 9. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden [23][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$1,400]; 13. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,200]; 14. 7-Justin Henderson [14][$1,100]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [13][$1,050]; 16. 11-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 17. 83-Kasey Kahne [18][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [16][$1,000]; 19. 22-Riley Goodno [22][$1,000]; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,000]; 22. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [24][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$1,000]; 24. 25-Marcus Dumesny [20][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-26, Giovanni Scelzi 27-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-James McFadden[+12]

NEW Championship Standings (76/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (10,048); 2. David Gravel (-98); 3. Donny Schatz (-158); 4. Carson Macedo (-166); 5. Logan Schuchart (-300); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-316); 7. James McFadden (-732); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1130); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1410); 10. Jacob Allen (-1688).

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Jacob Allen Aiming to Capitalize on More Opportunities

Shark Racing #1A Driver Records Most Top-10 Finishes in World of Outlaws Career

CONCORD, NC - October 14, 2021 - Jacob Allen's patient mindset is one of his greatest strengths, but he'll be the first to admit it's been challenging this year.

After breaking through for his long-awaited first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory last year, Allen wanted that winning feeling again in 2021, but he hasn't found it yet.

It's been tough without as many of those winning contending nights, but he's picked up another area of consistency with his most top-10 results (19) in a season with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"I would say it's been alright," Allen noted on his year. "It's been different more than anything. Overall, it's like another year on the Outlaw tour: you learn a little bit more and you evolve on different skills."

With five races remaining, including the season-ending NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 4-6, the Shark Racing pilot currently sits 10th in the championship standings. It took seven full years on tour for him to finish top-10 in the points, and now he's done it in back-to-back seasons.

The Hanover, PA native surpassed 400 career starts with the Series this year and enjoyed several significant runs such as his podium finish at Huset's in August and his hard-charging 24th to ninth bid at Eldora's Kings Royal in July.

The most obvious difference in Allen's 2020 and 2021 campaigns is his preliminary performances.

Last year, the Drydene Performance Products #1A averaged a 6.82 qualifying position with five Slick Woody's QuickTimes. That's compared to this year with an average qualifying position of 12.59 and only one QuickTime Award.

He also racked up 12 Team Drydene Heat Race wins last year, bumping his DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash appearances compared to only two heat wins this year.

The 27-year-old was on the front row of six NOS Energy Drink Features in 2020, whereas that has only happened twice in 2021.

All of these numbers are aware to Allen, and he's focused on fixing them.

"I had so many chances to start up front and win races last year, but I'm not capitalizing early in the night anymore," Allen said. "I haven't been in those Dashes to put myself in the position I need to be in."

"I feel better as a driver, though," he added. "I feel like I make better moves, I'm more adept at changing lines, I'm keeping my momentum up. I feel more skilled in those areas as a driver, but we've had motor issues and just different things happen to prevent those feelings from translating to results."

Racing with The Greatest Show on Dirt is no easy task, though, and Allen knows that. He's remaining patient and looking forward to his next night out.

"It's a process," Allen said. "You're never where you want to be, but that always gives you something to strive for. I just have to be patient and understand that where I came from in my Sprint Car career it will take me a bit longer to get where I want to be. I just have to stay focused on that path."

Allen is fresh off a top-five finish at Port Royal Speedway and now heads for Kansas' Lakeside Speedway next week on Friday, October 22. Then he's got Oklahoma's Lawton Speedway on Friday, October 29, and Texas' Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 30.

Following that, the NGK/NTK World Finals consume The Dirt Track at Charlotte for a season-ending event of epic proportions on November 4-6. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Allen take on all remaining World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Wayne Johnson's Sophomore Surge Continues

Two-C Racing Enjoys Successful Second-Half of 2021 with World of Outlaws

CONCORD, NC - October 13, 2021 - There's no denying the progression of Wayne Johnson. The proof is in the pudding.

Although he earned Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors in 2020, it was an admittedly slow season of transition for the former ASCS National 360 Sprint Car champion. He made 54 appearances with The Greatest Show on Dirt, but only qualified for 29 Features (53%) and scored one top-10 finish.

Those numbers are drastically different in 2021, specifically the second half of the season, as the Two-C Racing team hits new highs with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Not once, not twice, not thrice, but on more than four occasions has Johnson found himself contending for wins against the likes of Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, and David Gravel this season.

The Oklahoma City native has racked up 10 top-10 finishes and led multiple races, putting him 11th in the championship standings with another five races left in his sophomore campaign.

"It's been better definitely, but we're still not where we want to be," Johnson admitted. "The biggest difference from last year to this year is going back to these places two, three times. Our notes are getting better and bigger, and honestly, it's not knowing what to do, but what not to do because it didn't work out."

"I say it over and over again, look at the Shark Racing guys," Johnson continued. "It took them about four years to really get it going, now they're seven years in and threatening to win almost every race. This deal isn't a one-year option, it's a grinding commitment and pays off over time."

One of the biggest variables in Johnson's turnaround is the off-season changes in his program.

The team shuffled between four different engine builders last year and unknowingly ran with an issue on their Jacobs Ladders mounts almost all season. The chassis was fixed and Two-C committed entirely to Kistler Engines. Most of their 2020 notes became obsolete, but the crew knew exactly what they had each night now.

"I don't think we can really count last year with all of the issues we had," Johnson noted. "Starting this year in Volusia we had speed right away and I think that showed from the changes we made. Then Brian Kemenah came to Eldora and he got us even better."

The 50-year-old driver has a diligent crew including John Ivey, Darin Robinson, and Zach Patterson carrying the #2C up and down the road.

"I love my guys to death, they work their asses for me," he added on his crew. "I've realized when somebody makes all the calls and I just worry about driving, it makes my job easier. It makes me better."

Among Johnson's significant milestones this year is his 200th World of Outlaws Feature start at Sharon Speedway. Unbelievably enough, he drew the pole position in all four DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash appearances. Four Team Drydene Heat Race wins and two MicroLite Last Chance Showdown victories are also on his resume.

His greatest races included Huset's in August, when he started pole position and led 13 laps, and Lernerville in September, when outdrove Gravel on Lap 1 and led the initial 12 laps.

The road to Charlotte first leads Johnson through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, all to tracks closer to home and familiar to him.

He'll head for Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Friday, October 22, then he's extra excited for a doubleheader on Halloween weekend which takes the Series to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK on Friday, October 29 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on Saturday, October 30.

Oklahoma's Lawton's date is the Outlaws' lone appearance in the Sooner State this year. Johnson has won countless races at the 1/4-mile bullring, which sits only 70 miles from his house.

"Even when we were no good last year, we were better at those because I have confidence," he said on racing near home. "I've won a lot at both of those tracks. It's like the PA Posse, you know it's my home. I'm pumped to go back."

Johnson's sophomore season will officially conclude on November 4-6 when #AllDirtRoads lead to the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Johnson take on all remaining World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

START OF SOMETHING NEW: Spencer Bayston & CJB Score Statement Win at Port Royal

Bayston's 2nd Career World of Outlaws Win Comes in 4th Start with CJB

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 10, 2021 - Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports fired one big warning shot on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

The newly-minted partnership was dominant in only their fourth start together, sending a statement as they prepare to go full-time with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022.

For the 23-year-old Lebanon, IN native it was a win that solidified his decision to join CJB, and in a way, was almost bigger than his first-career win which came earlier this summer at Attica Raceway Park.

Silencing the doubters with a monster 4.750-second lead at the checkered flag, Bayston beat superstars David Gravel and Donny Schatz to the line for a $15,000 payday in the Nittany Showdown at The Speed Palace.

Five more races remain in 2021, but this team is chomping at the bit for next year to arrive as Bayston chases the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award and Chad Clemens and Barry Jackson look to build CJB back into a nightly threat against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"These guys did a flawless job all night," Bayston said on his new crew."We're hungry for next year. They've been working hard and actually changing a lot of stuff to get ready. We're re-molding this team back into the successful shape it deserves to be in. Hopefully tonight is the start of something new. Happy for Barry, Chad, our new partners at Signing Day Sports and JRC Transportation. Looking forward to the rest of this year, and especially next year."

For Carlisle, PA-based CJB Motorsports, it's their first World of Outlaws win in more than two years since Shane Stewart parked the #5 in victory lane at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. They were not to be denied on Saturday night, earning Slick Woody's QuickTime in Flight A, winning their Team Drydene Heat Race, scoring the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and dominating all 30 laps of the NOS Energy Drink Feature.

It was another big night for David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports, who drove from eighth to second in the Nittany Showdown finale. More importantly, they cut another 20 points off Sweet's championship advantage and now sit only 92 points behind with five races remaining.

"I can't win a damn race here, but man I love this place," Gravel mentioned on his Port Royal podiums. "I think a 40-lapper would've been more interesting, I just never had a chance at Spencer. This was the best we've been all weekend, though. Cody [Jacobs] kept working on it and delivered in the Feature."

10-time Series champion Donny Schatz earned KSE Hard Charger honors with a 12th-to-third run in the Ford Performance, Carquest #15. It was another big points night as the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 now only sits four points behind Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing for the third spot in the championship standings.

"Pretty solid finish," said Schatz. "We made some improvements and learned a lot in the Feature. We changed engines after the Heat Race and that was a good call. This team keeps digging and we're getting better."

Friday's winner Kerry Madsen finished fourth in the Nittany Showdown finale aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14. Pennsylvanian Jacob Allen earned his third top-five finish of the season with a fifth-place bid for the Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1A.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday night was Fayetteville's Lance Dewease in sixth, Hanover's Logan Schuchart in seventh, Myerstown's Brent Marks in eighth, Harrisonville's Logan Wagner in ninth, and Wooster, OH's Sheldon Haudenschild in tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take a weekend off before resuming the 2021 season on Friday, October 22 with the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$15,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [8][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,500]; 4. 14-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$2,500]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [3][$2,100]; 9. 1-Logan Wagner [7][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,000]; 11. 67-Justin Whittall [20][$1,600]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$1,400]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,200]; 14. 9-James McFadden [19][$1,100]; 15. 41-Carson Macedo [17][$1,050]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$1,000]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [10][$1,000]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [27][$]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [22][$1,000]; 20. 83-Kasey Kahne [25][$]; 21. 71-Justin Henderson [16][$1,000]; 22. O-Lynton Jeffrey [21][$1,000]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$1,000]; 24. 55-Mike Wagner [26][$]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$1,000]; 26. 2DC-Dylan Cisney [23][$1,000]; 27. 29-Zach Newlin [14][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (75/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (9,910); 2. David Gravel (-92); 3. Carson Macedo (-162); 4. Donny Schatz (-166); 5. Logan Schuchart (-302); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-304); 7. James McFadden (-722); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1128); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1382); 10. Jacob Allen (-1680).

 

 

NITTANY NAIL-BITER: Kerry Madsen Edges Lance Dewease by 0.081 Seconds at Port Royal Speedway

Madsen & Tony Stewart Racing #14 Win First Race Back After Eight-Week Hiatus

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 9, 2021 - The Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway kicked off with a bang on Friday night as fans witnessed the closest finish of 2021 for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

After an exciting 25-lap affair around The Speed Palace, it came down to a mere 0.081-seconds between Kerry Madsen's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14 and Lance Dewease's Kreitz Racing #69K as the checkered flag flew.

The win was especially sweet for Madsen, who returned to the seat of a Sprint Car for the first time in eight weeks since he went for a gnarly crash at the Knoxville Nationals in August. The Sydney, New South Wales gasser showed no signs of rust as he scored his third win of the season with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

In his 799th career start, the win marked his 28th and moved him into sole possession of 22nd on the All-Time Wins List.

"I can't say enough about this Tony Stewart Racing team," Madsen said in victory lane. "I was a little bit rusty to start the night, but they kept tuning on the car and got me more and more comfortable. I was really good early in the Feature and kind of protected more so in the second half. What a fantastic car, though."

Although Madsen led all 25 laps of Friday's $10,000-to-win show, it was anything but a flag-to-flag route.

At three different points, Anthony Macri, Logan Schuchart, and Donny Schatz all momentarily held the race lead, but none officially had the top spot at the start/finish line.

Macri offered a brief challenge on the opening lap but slipped backward as Schuhcart came to life. The Hanover, PA native was poised to drive the Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S to the point on Lap 6 when chaos ensued. Trying to avoid a spinning lap car, Schuchart ran out of room between car and wall, thus colliding and knocking the front end out and ending his shot at the win.

More drama followed when championship leader Brad Sweet bent a wheel and went to the work area while running third. He ultimately finished 14th in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 and now leads Gravel by +112 points with six nights left.

Madsen's TSR teammate was next up to challenge. Schatz exchanged a handful of sliders aboard the Ford Performance, Carquest #15, but never quite had enough to assume full control over Madsen. He fell back to third with five to go and Lance Dewease came to life.

The final restart with six laps left saw Madsen initially pull away from the #69K, but the PA Posse legend came to life as the flagman showed two to go. He chopped off a huge chunk of Madsen's lead and was right on his back bumper at the white flag.

Dewease wanted the low line but opted high where Madsen planned on forcing him. The duo raced off tour four as the crowd rose to their feet and witnessed a nail-biting finish with the #14 edging ahead by 0.081-seconds, the closest finish in the last 110 races.

It wasn't a win, but Fayetteville's Lance Dewease collected milestones like his 75th career top-five and 150th top-10 with the Outlaws on Friday night by finishing second. He'll return tomorrow with hopes of a 120th Port Royal Speedway win and 18th career Outlaws victory.

"Our biggest problem is those double-file restarts because I would lose four spots and have to pass the same guys like five times," Dewease said. "Our car was good, though. The tires never really fired back off on that last restart, but we gave it everything we had. He was down where I wanted to be, so you have to go where they're not and we made it close. Tomorrow is a longer race, we'll be there."

Polesitter Anthony Macri momentarily led early on but fell back to as far as fourth before recovering to a third-place finish. The Dillsburg, PA native now has five podiums through 40 starts with the World of Outlaws. The popular driver of the #39M has another chance at his career-first victory tomorrow with $15,000 on the line.

"It would've been awesome to get that first career win, but we were the third-best car tonight," Macri mentioned. "This was more of a normal Port Royal surface with the way the weather was and we need to adapt better to that. We'll go to work and be better tomorrow."

After battling for the lead early on, Donny Schatz slipped back to finish fourth aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 and narrowed the gap between him and Carson Macedo for third in the championship. Rounding out the top-five was KSE Hard Charger, Brent Marks, who pieced together a stellar 20th-to-fifth bid in the family-owned #19.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday night was David Gravel in sixth, Lucas Wolfe with a new Toyota Racing Development engine in seventh, Sheldon Haudenschild in eighth aboard the NOS Energy Drink #17, Salfordville's Freddie Rahmer with an impressive 24th-to-ninth charge, and Gettysburg's Danny Dietrich with his 47th career top-10 against the Outlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series concludes the $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA tomorrow, Saturday, October 9. The event will feature an early start time with Hot Laps at 4pm and racing at 5pm. If you can't be there, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps): 1. 14-Kerry Madsen [2][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$5,500]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [1][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,600]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [20][$2,350]; 6. 2-David Gravel [8][$2,150]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [9][$2,100]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,950]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [24][$1,900]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [17][$1,850]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,400]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$950]; 15. 83-Kasey Kahne [10][$900]; 16. 71-Justin Henderson [18][$900]; 17. 27-Devon Borden [21][$900]; 18. 2DC-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 19. 5-Spencer Bayston [11][$900]; 20. 55-Mike Wagner [19][$900]; 21. 41-Carson Macedo [25][$]; 22. 9-James McFadden [13][$900]; 23. 19S-Curt Stroup [28][$]; 24. 23-Pat Cannon [14][$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [22][$900]; 26. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$900]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$900]; 28. 1-Logan Wagner [7][$900]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+15]

NEW Championship Standings (74/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (9,784); 2. David Gravel (-112); 3. Carson Macedo (-156); 4. Donny Schatz (-184); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-308); 6. Logan Schuchart (-312); 7. James McFadden (-718); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1106); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1380); 10. Jacob Allen (-1694).

 

 

ALL DIRT ROADS: The Dirt Track at Charlotte Set for Return of NGK/NTK World Finals on Nov. 4-6

Sprint Cars, Late Models & Big Blocks Conclude 2021 Seasons Together

CONCORD, NC - October 7, 2021 - After a one-year hiatus, the NGK/NTK World Finals will return to the hearts of race fans next month on November 4-6.

Established in 2007, this season-ending tripleheader at The Dirt Track at Charlotte has become one of dirt racing's ultimate destination events. Tickets are available for PURCHASE HERE, or you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

It's the only time all year long you'll find the three premier series - World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, and Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds - competing at the same track on the same night.

The event was impacted by COVID-19 protocols last year, and thus replaced by "Last Call". David Gravel and Logan Schuchart split victories at the 4/10-mile, but it was Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing celebrating as champions for the second straight year.

Next month, World Finals is back, the three-division, four-wide salute is back, the championship crowning is back, and the sold-out grandstands are back. Don't miss out on the most epic season-ending event in dirt racing.

When it comes to The Greatest Show on Dirt, the Series has contested 56 events since the state-of-the-art Concord, NC facility was built in 2000.

No driver has ruled the Queen City quite like Donny Schatz, who owns a whopping 13 wins at The Dirt Track. Eight of those victories have come on a World Finals weekend where the Fargo, ND native clinched one of his ten World of Outlaws championships. With another seven races remaining, Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 currently sit fourth in the standings.

All eyes will be pointed towards the new ruler of the top spot in points, though, Brad Sweet.

The Big Cat currently leads David Gravel by 128 points in pursuit of his third consecutive World of Outlaws championship, something only Steve Kinser and Schatz have ever accomplished.

However, the California native has yet to win in 27 starts at The Dirt Track. Before worrying about the points, his focus is on winning every single race available. In fact, he's still one win away from 75 on his career, which would give him 17 this year and make it his winningest season yet.

"For us specifically, World Finals is always a great time being close to the shop and sponsors," Sweet said on racing 30 minutes from KKR's Mooresville, NC garage. "It's getting close, but we try not to think about any of the points stuff until everything is settled after that last race. We want wins and the rest will take care of itself."

Outside of Schatz, David Gravel and Logan Schuchart are the only other full-timers with a victory at the 4/10-mile surface. The dominant duo has traded off wins over the last two years, controlling five straight races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Gravel, a four-time winner at the track, scored the season finale in 2017 with CJB Motorsports, swept the 2019 World Finals with Jason Johnson Racing, and won again with JJR at Last Call in 2020. The Watertown, CT native is currently a career-best second in the championship standings with 10 wins in his first campaign with Tod Quiring's Big Game Motorsports #2 team.

For Schuchart, the Hanover, PA native has quickly figured out the Charlotte oval with an incredible average finish of 3.75 in his last 16 starts. The Shark Racing superstar has topped two May appearances and last year earned a season finale victory at Last Call. He'll go for his first official World Finals win next month aboard the Drydene Performance Products #1S.

The two hottest rising stars on tour, Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild have yet to win in Charlotte but did record their career-best finishes at the track during Last Call last year. Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 has reached 10 wins and still fights for second in the standings, meanwhile, Haudenschild has hit eight victories and battles for fifth in points aboard the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17.

World Finals also marks the final weekend with yellow stripes for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss. The Australian and Pennsylvanian are both looking for their first breakthrough at The Dirt Track. They'll be joined by Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, who is the first candidate to announce his full-time run at the Award in 2022.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Sides take on all remaining World of Outlaws events live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE WINNERS:
13 wins - Donny Schatz
4 wins - David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Jason Meyers
3 wins - Logan Schuchart, Paul McMahan, Mark Kinser
2 wins - Daryn Pittman, Sammy Swindell, Steve Kinser, Greg Hodnett
1 win - Giovanni Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Greg Wilson, Jason Johnson, Dusty Zomer, Brian Brown, Dale Blaney, Lance Dewease, Brooke Tatnell, Kevin Swindell, Blake Feese, Tyler Walker, Danny Lasoski, Tim Shaffer

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Greatest Show on Dirt at PA's Speed Palace

PA's Port Royal Speedway is Last Posse vs. Outlaws Matchup of 2021

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 5, 2021 - For the final time this year, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will square off against the Pennsylvania Posse, but this time at a new facility.

Six races at Williams Grove and a weekday show at Lincoln preceded the Nittany Showdown, but now the 1/2-mile at Port Royal Speedway stands in the spotlight with a doubleheader this weekend.

The likes of Sweet, Schatz, Gravel, Macedo, Schuchart & Haudenschild represent the Outlaws while the Posse bring in aces such as Dewease, Dietrich, Marks, Wagner, Macri & Rahmer.

A $15,000-to-win main event caps the weekend on Saturday night with Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

PORT ROYAL TICKETS

Here are some of the top storylines to follow:

RULING THE PALACE: When you think of Port Royal Speedway in 2021, you think of Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease; two men who want to and could likely dethrone the Outlaws this weekend.

Wagner, of Harrisonville, PA, is fresh off the biggest win of his life at September's Tuscarora 50 against the All Star Circuit of Champions. He banked more than $56,000 at the event and also clinched his fourth consecutive track championship, tying a record set by Keith Kauffman 40 years ago. The Zemco #1Z pilot won three total races at the track this year but has two more opportunities left to beat The Greatest Show on Dirt this weekend.

Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, is always commended for his dominance at Williams Grove as the all-time winningest driver, but his records at Port Royal are equally impressive. The Kreitz #69K driver won four races at the 1/2-mile this year, bringing him to 119 career victories and leaving him 10 short of the all-time record by Kauffman at 129 wins. The 55-year-old legend won twice at the speedway in the World of Outlaws Gumout Series in the early 2000's, but still chases his first at the track against the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars.

MONEY MAN: Within the last month, Carson Macedo has undoubtedly experienced the greatest stretch of his career. The Lemoore, CA 25-year-old has won thrice over 30 days with the World of Outlaws, and they all three mark the highest paydays of his life.

He won the Skagit Nationals for $25,000 on September 5, then won the Tom Tarlton Classic for $21,000 on September 18, and last weekend scored a massive $75,000 check at the National Open on October 2.

The Jason Johnson Racing driver, who owns 10 wins this season and still battles for second in the championship has a chance to become the leading money earner this weekend with winnings of $10,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday available.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAMA: Williams Grove's National Open had all the potential to create some chaos in the championship chase last weekend, and the Posse's home porch lived up to that potential. Just when it looked as if David Gravel was set to take another huge chunk out of Brad Sweet's advantage, the night and season drastically changed.

After cutting down 36 points last weekend, Gravel was expected to eat away more on Friday night when Sweet was forced to take his first provisional of the year. However, while running inside the top-10, a power steering issue slowed the Big Game #2 and handed Gravel a 25th-place DNF while Sweet advanced to 15th and padded more points.

Only seven races remain - Port Royal (10/8-9), Lakeside (10/22), Lawton (10/29), Devil's Bowl (10/30), Charlotte (11/5-6) - and Sweet now holds a 128-point lead. Realistically, his third consecutive championship is nearly a lock, but anything can happen and mathematically it's not over yet.

POSSE AT PORT: We've been to Lincoln and Williams Grove, now we're checking off one more Central Pennsylvania battle with the PA Posse this weekend at Port Royal Speedway. However, the Posse hasn't won an Outlaws race at The Speed Palace since 2014 when Kunkletown's Ryan Smith scored a popular first-career win. Interestingly enough, though, they've had six different drivers run second over the last six races; a streak they want to break this weekend.

2016 - Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett 2nd to Schuchart
2017 - Fayetteville's Lance Dewease 2nd to Schatz
2018 - Salfordville's Freddie Rahmer 2nd to Schatz
2019 - Dillsburg's Anthony Macri 2nd to Schatz
2020 - Gettysburg's Danny Dietrich 2nd to Larson
2020 - Myerstown's Brent Marks 2nd to Larson

POINTS BATTLE: Beyond the title fight, other positions in the championship standings are worth following as drivers battle for the lucrative points fund. Last weekend, Logan Schuchart (-292) used a pair of second-place finishes to overtake Sheldon Haudenschild (-320) for the fifth spot in points, which pays a record-setting $50,000 at season end.

In front of them, Carson Macedo (-142) used his National Open title to catch Gravel (-128) in a battle for the runner-up position. The difference from second to third in points includes a massive swing of $100,000 for second and $60,000 for third. It would be a career-best finish for both in the World of Outlaws standings.

THE THREE S's: Sweet, Schuchart. Schatz. They were 1-2-3 in the championship last year, and they are the only three full-timers with a World of Outlaws win at Port Royal.

Sweet conquered The Speed Palace in 2015 in a Kasey Kahne Racing 1-2 finish over then-teammate Daryn Pittman. It was the first win in Central Pennsylvania for the Grass Valley, CA native.

Schuchart, who hails from less than two hours away in Hanover, won the 2016 show for his second-career World of Outlaws win. This weekend is his final chance of 2021 to match his grandfather Bobby Allen at 30 career wins while still in their home state of Pennsylvania.

Schatz has won more Outlaw shows at Port Royal than anyone else with four wins to his credit. The 10-time Series champion won in 2004 aboard his own Schatz #15 and then earned a three-peat with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanain Racing from 2017-19.

THE JONESTOWN JET: His first-career World of Outlaws win came at Williams Grove, but Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender is most closely associated with Port Royal Speedway. Growing up an hour away from the Juniata County 1/2-mile, Zearfoss owns seven 410 wins at the track and won the 2017 track championship. That same year, he nearly got his second-career Outlaws victory at Port Royal.

He led 17 laps in a fierce battle with Schatz before ultimately running out of fuel with two-to-go while running second. Last year, he finished fifth and seventh at the 1/2-mile in World of Outlaws action. This weekend, he gets another chance at arguably his best track in pursuit of his first World of Outlaws top-five of the 2o21 season.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday-Saturday, October 8-9 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA

On the Internet
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Around the Turn: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will enjoy a rare off-weekend after the trip to Port Royal with no racing planned for October 15-16. After that, the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown takes over Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Friday, October 22.

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
16 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
10 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
10 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
6 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Silva Motorsports #57
4 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
2 wins – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
2 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
2 wins – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Sam McGhee Motorsports #11
1 win – Tyler Courtney, Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC

FEATURE LAPS LED (29 Drivers):
333 laps – Brad Sweet
293 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
287 laps – Carson Macedo
254 laps – Logan Schuchart
242 laps – David Gravel
222 laps – Donny Schatz
188 laps – Aaron Reutzel
97 laps – Kyle Larson
66 laps – James McFadden
63 laps – Kerry Madsen
57 laps – Tyler Courtney
39 laps - Brent Marks
33 laps – Spencer Bayston
29 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
27 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Wayne Johnson
16 laps – Tanner Carrick
13 laps – Colby Copeland
11 laps – Sye Lynch
10 laps – Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Parker Price-Miller
9 laps – Kasey Kahne, Austin McCarl
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney, Brian Brown

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (22 Drivers):
16 QuickTimes – David Gravel
7 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
5 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
4 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Donny Schatz, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Parker Price-Miller, Lance Dewease, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Sye Lynch

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 Drivers)
30 Heat Wins – David Gravel
28 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
23 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
18 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
17 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
16 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
15 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
11 Heat Wins – James McFadden
7 Heat Wins – Brian Brown
5 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney, Ian Madsen
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto, Parker Price-Miller, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks
1 Heat Win –  Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brandon Spithaler, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Justin Peck, Jac Haudenschild, Sye Lynch, Chad Trout, TJ Stutts, Ryan Robinson, Blake Carrick, Ayrton Gennetten, Dylan Cisney

PODIUM FINISHES (28 Drivers):
34 Podiums – Brad Sweet
24 Podiums – Carson Macedo
23 Podiums – David Gravel
22 Podiums – Donny Schatz
21 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
18 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
12 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
6 Podiums – Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – Kyle Larson
3 Podiums – Brian Brown, Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Spencer Bayston, Daryn Pittman, Paulie Colagiovanni, Austin McCarl, Colby Copeland, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)
42. Tues, July 13 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Spencer Bayston (1)
43. Wed, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (6)
44. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tyler Courtney (1)
45. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
46. Sun, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (7)
47. Tues, July 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Brad Sweet (14)
48. Fri, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
49. Sat, July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)
50. Fri, July 30 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, NY / Aaron Reutzel (4)
51. Sat, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (7)
52. Fri, August 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
53. Sat, August 7 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)
54. Wed, August 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (NP)
55. Thur, August 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Brian Brown (NP)
56. Fri, August 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
57. Sat, August 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
58. Sat, August 21 / Red River Valley Speedway / Fargo, ND / Donny Schatz (2)
59. Sun, August 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (8)
60. Wed, August 25 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (15)
61. Fri, August 27 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Donny Schatz (3)
62. Sun, August 29 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
63. Fri, September 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / James McFadden (2)
64. Sat, September 4 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Brad Sweet (16)
65. Sun, September 5 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Carson Macedo (8)
66. Mon, September 6 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Logan Schuchart (4)
67. Fri, September 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / David Gravel (9)
68. Sat, September 11 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Logan Schuchart (5)
69. Sat, September 18 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA / Carson Macedo (9)
70. Fri, September 24 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Sat, September 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (10)
72. Fri, October 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
73. Sat, October 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (10)

 

 

CARSON'S GROVE: Macedo Outruns Schuchart for $75,000 in National Open Thriller

Three Different Leaders in Exciting Battle at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 2, 2021 - For the 59th time, the Champion Racing Oil National Open didn't disappoint.

The 2021 edition concluded on Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway with endless storylines in play. Schatz chasing a seventh title, Larson after the triple crown, Marks on the pole for the Posse, Schuchart trying to equal grandpa in grandpa's own throwback, and yet none of them came to fruition.

Instead, Lemoore, CA's Carson Macedo gladly played spoiler and collected the biggest win of his life at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile. To be exact, the 25-year-old banked a cool $75,000 for his incredible efforts aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

It was as hotly contested as any National Open in recent memory, offering three different leaders and a race that came down to the very final corner on the 40th and last lap.

Myerstown's Brent Marks controlled the first 12 laps before spinning in traffic, and then Schuchart took the point. He led the next 23 circuits aboard the Shark Racing #1S, but then came charging sixth-starting Macedo. The #41 slid by coming to the 35th lap and survived a sprint to the checkered flag as Schuchart nearly got him back at the end.

The win is Macedo's 10th of the season, and arguably the most rewarding of his 16 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins.

"Wow, this is the highest-paying win of my career," Macedo said in awe. "You know I left so frustrated the first few times I came to Williams Grove because I couldn't figure it out. I was wondering how the heck other guys are so much better. Then I got in this #41 car and Philip Dietz is just amazing at giving me what I need. That's 10 wins with the Outlaws this year, I can't believe it. This team is incredible and I'm lucky to drive this thing."

"When I got to battling with Sheldon I knew needed to get up in the seat to stay in front of him," Macedo added. "Those lappers were holding up Logan on the top and I knew if I could fire across really hard into turn three and get in front of him that it would be hard for him to cross over."

In the end, Hanover's Logan Schuchart quest for a magical night fell short by only 0.208-seconds. It would've been a surreal score not only for the $75,000 payday, but it would match him with his grandfather Bobby Allen at 30 career World of Outlaws wins, all while driving a throwback scheme driven by Bobby in the 1990's.

"All in all, two second-place finishes is way better than what we've done in the past here," Schuchart noted. "I'm 28 years old, so I've got a lot of years left to win this race. It sucks, it stings, and I'm hurt, but we'll come back next year and try it again. We've got a great team, great sponsors, and great fans. Carson just ran a great race tonight. He gave me a chance on the last lap, but I was too impatient."

Sheldon Haudenschild also collected his career-best National Open finish, scoring third aboard the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17.

"We had some good restarts and gave these guys a run," Haudenschild said. "Our car was awesome and I can't ask for much more than what this team is giving me. It's hard to get comfortable and qualify well here, but I think we've got both of those things figured out right now. I'm excited for what's to come over the years at this track."

Dillsburg's Anthony Macri led the way as the highest-finishing PA Posse driver, collecting an extra $1,000 for his career-best fourth-place finish at the National Open. Two-time National Open champion David Gravel was behind him in fifth aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 at Williams Grove was six-time National Open champion Donny Schatz in sixth, four-time event winner Lance Dewease in seventh, Kyle Larson in eighth as his triple crown bid fell short, and Kasey Kahne Racing teammates James McFadden and Brad Sweet in ninth and tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series remains in the state of Pennsylvania with the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway coming next weekend. The Speed Palace hosts The Greatest Show on Dirt on Friday & Saturday, October 8-9 with a $15,000-to-win finale on tap.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$75,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$25,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$10,000]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [5][$6,000]; 5. 2-David Gravel [4][$4,000]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,500]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [10][$3,200]; 8. 57-Kyle Larson [13][$3,000]; 9. 9-James McFadden [11][$2,700]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [19][$2,600]; 11. 73-Justin Peck [8][$2,500]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [16][$1,950]; 13. 83-Kasey Kahne [9][$1,850]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,500]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [1][$1,400]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [25][$50]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,300]; 18. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [17][$1,300]; 19. 71-Justin Henderson [23][$1,300]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$1,300]; 21. 11-TJ Stutts [20][$1,300]; 22. 1W-Aaron Bollinger [27][$]; 23. 5C-Dylan Cisney [22][$1,300]; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall [24][$1,300]; 25. 21-Brian Brown [12][$1,300]; 26. 39-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,300]; 27. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$]. Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-12, Logan Schuchart 13-35, Carson Macedo 36-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (73/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (9,662); 2. David Gravel (-128); 3. Carson Macedo (-142); 4. Donny Schatz (-204); 5. Logan Schuchart (-292); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-320); 7. James McFadden (-702); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1108); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1386); 10. Jacob Allen (-1698).

 

 

OPENING ACT: Kyle Larson Closer to Triple Crown with Williams Grove Preliminary Win

Hendrick #57 Driver Eyes Triple Crown Sweep Tomorrow in $75,000 National Open

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 1, 2021 - It's been seven weeks since Kyle Larson last raced a Sprint Car, but that didn't matter.

On Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, the Elk Grove, CA superstar picked up right where he left off in August: in victory lane.

His pursuit of the triple crown sweep, something that's been done only twice in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history, became more of a reality with a preliminary win at the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The Hendrick Cars #57 driver already won the Kings Royal in July, the Knoxville Nationals in August, and now eyes his first-career title at the $75,000-to-win National Open. If he can pull off the rare feat, he'll stand alongside Doug Wolfgang (1985) and Donny Schatz (2007) as the only men in history to ever achieve the milestone.

However, Larson's 24th career World of Outlaws win was arguably one of his least convincing in recent memory. The Paul Silva-owned entry had just about everything go right prior to Larson's fourth-career win at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile, and the 29-year-old ace knows they'll have to step up for tomorrow's 40-lap main event.

"We really just caught a lot of breaks all night," Larson admitted afterward. "Didn't qualify well, got a little lucky in the heat, and then the cautions fell at the right time in the Feature. Hopefully, we didn't use up all of our luck before tomorrow. It's been since Knoxville when I was last in a Sprint Car, I had to get used to how fast it felt again early in the night."

After qualifying 14th in Flight A, "Yung Money" himself expected to miss the transfer position in the Drydene Heat Race. Lady Luck soon showed up, though, and Larson's night turned around.

Two different cautions, including one for leader Danny Dietrich, moved the #57 up from seventh to second and sent him to the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. It was there he pulled the "1" and then won the six-lapper to secure pole position of the 25-lap Feature.

Untouchable in clean air, Larson's kryptonite was lap traffic as fellow front-row starter Logan Schuchart reeled him in and battled for the lead each time the backmarkers neared.

Schuchart cleared a turn-one slider on Lap 17 and momentarily took the lead, but Larson crossed him back over as they sped under the backstretch bridge. An all-out war for the top spot was on the brink before the final caution flew and gave the leaders open-air with a handful of laps left.

From there, Larson cruised to a 0.905-second margin of victory in his fourth World of Outlaws win of the 2021 season.

"I started sniffing dirty air, it was getting dusty, hard to see the cushion, and I just got over it," Larson spoke on his mistake. "Logan was good all night, so I wasn't surprised to see him slide me down there. I knew I just had to make a couple of good decisions to hold the lead."

"I didn't think I would get the chance to come race here with the NASCAR Playoffs, but I've got a great team that allows me to chase an awesome goal," Larson added. "It's always fun to race here in Central PA, I would love to win this event tomorrow night."

It was nearly the perfect storyline for second-place finisher Logan Schuchart. Donning a throwback to his grandfather Bobby Allen, the Hanover, PA native almost equaled him at 30 career World of Outlaws wins on his home turf in Pennsylvania's biggest race of the year. The Shark Racing, Drydene #1S pilot gets another chance to make that history happen tomorrow night with more money on the line.

"I really think we were faster tonight," Schuchart honestly observed. "We were catching him at the end and got by him at one point, we just needed it to stay green and race through traffic a bit. It feels good to run this well in our home town, our home race. Hopefully, we found something to go after that $75,000 tomorrow."

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending National Open champion, rounded out the podium with a solid third-place effort as his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 crew threw some unique changes at the setup. It's all in preparation to chase back-to-back $75,000 paydays tomorrow night at Williams Grove.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA continued his stellar stretch of results at the paperclip 1/2-mile by placing fourth in the #39M. The 2019 National Open champion and 2021 Summer Nationals winner, Brent Marks, closed out the top-five on Friday night.

Rounding out the top-10 at Williams Grove Speedway was Slick Woody's QuickTime qualifier Lance Dewease in sixth, KSE Hard Charger Freddie Rahmer in seventh from 26th, former National Open winner Danny Dietrich in eighth from 21st, former World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman in ninth, and May's Morgan Cup preliminary winner Carson Macedo in tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will wrap up the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open tomorrow night at Williams Grove Speedway with a $75,000-to-win main event. If you can’t be here in person, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,200]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [3][$2,600]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5][$2,350]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$2,150]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$1,200]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [21][$1,950]; 9. 39-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,900]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [22][$1,850]; 11. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6][$1,400]; 12. 73-Justin Peck [20][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [12][$1,000]; 14. 9-James McFadden [24][$950]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet [25][$]; 16. 71-Justin Henderson [8][$900]; 17. 83-Kasey Kahne [11][$900]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$900]; 19. 21C-Matt Campbell [19][$900]; 20. 5-Spencer Bayston [18][$900]; 21. 10X-Ryan Smith [17][$900]; 22. 27-Devon Borden [28][$]; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [15][$900]; 24. 23-Pat Cannon [13][$900]; 25. 2-David Gravel [10][$900]; 26. 8-Aaron Reutzel [16][$900]; 27. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 28. 44-Dylan Norris [23][$900]. Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+19]

NEW Championship Standings (72/80 races): 1. Brad Sweet (9,532); 2. David Gravel (-138); 3. Carson Macedo (-162); 4. Donny Schatz (-212); 5. Logan Schuchart (-308); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-334); 7. James McFadden (-704); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1094); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1374); 10. Jacob Allen (-1678).

 

 

 

TAKE TWO: Penultimate Weekend Brings Outlaws Back to Oklahoma & Texas in October

$20,000 Payday at Devil's Bowl's Texas Outlaw Nationals on October 30

LAWTON, OK - September 30, 2021 - Six months later, we're returning to handle some unfinished business at Lawton Speedway on October 29 and Devil's Bowl Speedway on October 30.

After an April doubleheader was rained out, the newly-formed Halloween weekend took shape to keep the Oklahoma and Texas tracks on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule amid a packed 80-race season.

Marking the penultimate weekend before the NGK/NTK World Finals consumes The Dirt Track at Charlotte, this October 29-30 doubleheader could be crucial in the championship chase as the numbers between Brad Sweet and David Gravel continue to grow closer.

Saturday's stop at Devil's Bowl in Mesquite, TX brings back the Texas Outlaw Nationals, a $20,000-to-win special for The Greatest Show on Dirt.

For Brad Sweet, who continues to pursue his third consecutive Series championship, the rescheduled weekend is a welcomed sight as The Big Cat thrives at both venues. His only appearance at Lawton resulted in a second-place finish, and the Grass Valley, CA native has 10-straight top-10 finishes at Devil's Bowl along with a 2017 victory at the 1/2-mile.

The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 currently leads the standings by +120 points with another five races until the Series heads back to Oklahoma on October 29.

Giving chase to Sweet, and recently cutting the lead down, is David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports. The first-year pairing has instantly meshed with crew members Cody Jacobs, Scott Vogelsong, and Trey Bowman helping propel Gravel and the Tod Quiring-owned operation to a 10-win season.

The Watertown, CT native was third at Lawton in 2020 but hasn't been as hot as Sweet when it comes to Devil's Bowl. In the same 11 starts at the track, Gravel has produced only three top-five finishes, but on the bright side did match his career-best of second last year.

When it comes to Devil's Bowl, Logan Schuchart has been the man to beat lately. The Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S has won back-to-back shows at the track and is on his own streak with three wins in the last six Outlaw races.

The only other full-timer with an Outlaw win at Devil's Bowl is Donny Schatz, who has taken the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 to two victories at the Mesquite oval.

At Lawton, almost all of the Outlaws are on equal footing with only one recent appearance coming in 2019. That race, the first at the track since 1985, was won by Daryn Pittman and the Roth Motorsports #83 squad.

Oklahoma City's Wayne Johnson has the most laps at the Oklahoma 1/4-mile, racking up several wins in the ASCS ranks at his local track.

Notable contenders to watch include Carson Macedo with Jason Johnson Racing, Sheldon Haudenschild with Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, and James McFadden with Kasey Kahne Racing.

As for Kasey Kahne himself, he'll make his first-ever appearance at Lawton and return to Devil's Bowl for the first time since nearly winning an All Star Circuit of Champions show in 2020. The former NASCAR Cup Series star continues to compete full-time in the Roth Motorsports #83 as he chases his first-career World of Outlaws win.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

LAWTON SPEEDWAY WINNERS:
3 wins - Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell
1 win - Daryn Pittman, Jeff Swindell, Rick Ferkel

DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY WINNERS:
18 wins - Sammy Swindell
16 wins - Steve Kinser
6 wins - Mark Kinser
5 wins - Gary Wright
4 wins - Danny Lasoski
3 wins - Andy Hillenburg, Bobby Davis Jr., Daryn Pittman, Doug Wolfgang, Joey Saldana
2 wins - Dave Blaney, Donny Schatz, Jeff Swindell, Logan Schuchart, Ron Shuman, Shane Stewart, Stevie Smith
1 win - Bobby Allen, Brad Furr, Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Danny Smith, Jason Johnson, Jimmy Boyd, Tim Green, Tyler Walker

 


WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Outlaws & Posse Fight for $75,000 National Open at Williams Grove
 

Brian Walker

Five Former Champions Highlight Stout Field of Sprint Cars

The 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open has finally arrived.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA is the place to be this weekend as the $75,000-to-win Crown Jewel offers an epic battle between the PA Posse and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

If you can’t be there yourself, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NATIONAL OPEN TICKETS (Fri-Sat)

Let’s study up on some of the top storylines to follow:

FIVE FORMER CHAMPS: Through 59 runnings, only 34 men have earned the right to put National Open champion on their resume. This weekend, five of those 34 drivers will return to Williams Grove with hopes of adding another gem belt to their closet.

Leading the charge is Donny Schatz, the winningest driver in event history with an unprecedented six titles to his credit. Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-A