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Williams Grove's 60th National Open Postponed Due to Extensive Rain

Series and Track Officials Working to Confirm Return Date

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 1, 2022 - Saturday's finale of the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open has been postponed due to extensive rainfall as the impact of Hurricane Ian continues to move up the east coast.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officials and Williams Grove Speedway officials are working together to confirm a return date which will be made public once finalized. More information such as ticket refunds for Saturday's event will also be shared once the rescheduled race is officially set.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is next set for a two-day run at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA next week on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. The Outlaws will battle the PA Posse with $15,000 on the line in the Nittany Showdown 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.

 

 

RAIN DANCE: Lance Dewease Wins Shortened National Open Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway

Dewease's 10-Lap Triumph Ties Shortest Race in World of Outlaws History

MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 30, 2022 - At 56 years old, Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, is still finding new ways to accomplish things for the first time.

On Friday, the beloved PA Posse patriarch made history in one of the most unique ways imaginable. Leading all 10 laps of a rain-shortened affair at Williams Grove Speedway, Dewease's $10,000 score in the Champion Racing Oil National Open preliminary matches the shortest race in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history.

Earning the pole position after a dominant DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win, the Kreitz Racing #69K team rolled out for the scheduled 25-lapper plenty aware of the impending weather. Dewease quickly took command of the field over outside polesitter Sheldon Haudenschild and survived a restart for rain on Lap 7 that bunched the field up.

"I honestly didn't know it was raining when they threw that first caution," Dewease noted. "It was getting pretty greasy under the yellow and I was throwing out my thumbs down, but we buzzed it off and it was actually fine. I think we would've been alright to finish the whole thing had that red flag not come out."

That final straw in Friday's program came when third-running Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, biked on the cushion in turn three and went flipping wildly out of the ballpark. The 2019 National Open champion sent the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19 end-over-end-over-end before crashing through a Hoosier Tire billboard and coming to a rest against the outside fence. Marks was okay and climbed from the wreckage.

Creating a lengthy red flag scenario as crews removed Marks' machine, extensive rain continued to fall and worsen the racing surface while cars sat idle. Another attempt was made to liven up the track following a brief break, but drivers and officials agreed that it was simply not in shape to finish the race.

Deeming the race complete on Lap 10 of 25, Dewease officially scored his 19th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win and the 110th of his career at Williams Grove Speedway.

"I gotta give my hats off to Mike Hess," Dewease acknowledged. "He is one of the best Race Directors I've competed with in any organization. He tried his absolute best to get this show in for racers and fans, but Mother Nature just didn't want it finished. I honestly didn't know that had a rule where we could call it complete before halfway, but I certainly won't complain. I've been at this a long time and never won a 10-Lap Feature before. It's pretty nice at my old age."

Friday's victory marks the fourth consecutive for Dewease and the Kreitz #69K at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile. A fifth-straight win would also mean a fifth National Open title for "The Fayetteville Flyer," coming at a $75,000 tune and making him the second-winningest man in event history.

"This race is absolutely awesome right now," Dewease continued. "We've won our last four here now, and I couldn't be happier. I know it doesn't look too good for tomorrow, so hopefully, we've got a plan in place to finish this deal out."

Closing out the podium behind Dewease and the PA Posse was a pair of full-time Outlaws with Sheldon Haudenschild finishing second in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, and Carson Macedo running third in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh Alternative #41.

Rounding out the top-10 at Williams Grove was Anthony Macri in fourth, David Gravel in fifth, Brad Sweet in sixth, Jacob Allen in seventh, Donny Schatz in eighth, Spencer Bayston in ninth, and Justin Peck in tenth.

NOS NOTEBOOK (WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, 9/30/22)

Lance Dewease's 19th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him into sole possession of 32nd on the All-Time Win List. He's the 12th different multi-time winner this season and the fourth non-full-time driver in that club - joining Brent Marks (5), Kyle Larson (4), and Giovanni Scelzi (2).

At 10 of 25 laps down, Friday at Williams Grove is tied with Bakersfield Speedway (2/16/90 won by Dave Blaney) for the shortest completed Feature in World of Outlaws history. It's only the third recorded instance of a race being called before halfway, joining occurrences at Red River Valley Speedway (11 of 30) in 2004 and I-96 Speedway (17 of 35) in 2016.

Brent Marks opened the evening by leading My Place Hotels Qualifying at 16.520 seconds to earn his second-career QuickTime with the Series. Earning NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins were Sheldon Haudenschild (82nd career), David Gravel (205th career), Brent Marks (24th career), and Anthony Macri (6th career).

Freddie Rahmer, of Salfordville, PA, earned Friday's KSE Hard Charger Award with a 26th-to-19th outing in the only 10 laps completed.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is hopeful to return on Saturday to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA for the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open. A $75,000 payday awaits the winner of this year's famed Outlaws vs. Posse battle. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (10 Laps — Shortened w/ Rain) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$3,500]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [3][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,100]; 9. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,050]; 10. 13-Justin Peck [11][$2,000]; 11. 11-Buddy Kofoid [10][$1,600]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [9][$1,400]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$1,200]; 14. 71-Cory Eliason [16][$1,100]; 15. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [20][$1,050]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [15][$1,000]; 17. 83-James McFadden [17][$1,000]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$1,000]; 19. 8-Freddie Rahmer [26][$]; 20. 44-Dylan Norris [18][$1,000]; 21. 11T-TJ Stutts [22][$1,000]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [25][$]; 23. 27-Daryn Pittman [23][$1,000]; 24. 5C-Dylan Cisney [21][$1,000]; 25. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [19][$1,000]; 26. 12-Brent Shearer [27][$]; 27. 19-Brent Marks [5][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease 1-10. KSE Hard Charger Award: 8-Freddie Rahmer[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (66/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,214); 2. David Gravel (-94); 3. Carson Macedo (-134); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-232); 5. Donny Schatz (-248); 6. Logan Schuchart (-350); 7. James McFadden (-488); 8. Spencer Bayston (-546); 9. Jacob Allen (-662); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-910).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Williams Grove's 60th National Open Offers $75,000 Payday This Weekend

Six Former Champions Highlight Stout World of Outlaws Sprint Car Field

MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 28, 2022 - The 60th edition of the Champion Racing Oil National Open is set to showcase the greatest rivalry in Sprint Car Racing this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

It's the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-timers vs. the prideful Pennsylvania Posse locals, with some incoming invaders thrown in, all battling for the big $75,000 payday at the iconic Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile.

For those who can't make it to cross the backstretch bridge or get rowdy with the Beerhill Gang this weekend, you can still watch The Greatest Show on Dirt with every lap of this prestigious event LIVE on DIRTVision.
BUY TICKETS HERE (Fri-Sat)

SIX FORMER CHAMPS: Highlighting a loaded field with nearly 50 entries expected is a group of six former champions of the National Open at Williams Grove, a list that equally features three full-time Outlaws and three of PA's finest.

Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, made it six winners in the last six years when he drove by Logan Schuchart in dramatic fashion to lead the final five laps of the 2021 race, becoming the 35th champion in event history. This weekend, he'll have a shot at becoming the seventh man to win back-to-back National Open titles and the first since Donny Schatz last did it in 2004-05.

Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, owns more National Open belts than anyone else with six titles to his name, including his most recent in 2020. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 driver has won a whopping 21 times at Williams Grove, more than anywhere else throughout his prolific World of Outlaws career. He'll look to do it one more time with a seventh National Open title available this weekend.

Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, won his 2019 National Open when he was a full-time Outlaw and now he wants to win one for the PA Posse. Three of his remarkable 17 victories this season have come at Williams Grove, including a World of Outlaws win during May's Morgan Cup. A $75,000 payout for the Murrary-Marks #19 gasser would only boast his record as the richest Sprint Car driver of 2022.

Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, ended a three-year drought against the World of Outlaws when the Series last visited his home turf in July, bringing his total to 18 career wins. Lately, the Kreitz Racing #69K has been on fire at Williams Grove, winning three-straight races at the track. Dewease is chasing his fifth National Open title, which would break a tie with Steve Kinser (4) for second-most in event history.

David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has thrived at Williams Grove more than any other venues on the World of Outlaws schedule, scoring eight of his 75 career wins at the 1/2-mile. No stranger to controversial endings at the National Open, this two-time champion is one of the most polarizing faces when the Outlaws come to face the Posse, and it'll be no different this weekend as he aims to be the seventh to reach three titles.

Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, currently leads the Williams Grove point standings and sits on 28 career wins entering the weekend. Three of those were earned this year, including a complete sweep of the All Star Circuit of Champions Twin 20s in August. Along with Marks, the Gary Kauffman Racing #48 driver is trying to become the 13th multi-time National Open champion this weekend.

BREAKING THROUGH: There are several contenders who could win their first National Open belt this weekend, making it seven champions over the last seven years.

Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, finally conquered Williams Grove in his 53rd career start during the July doubleheader. It was made possible thanks to years of dedication and a one-off car built by his Kasey Kahne Racing #49 crew specifically for the tricky 1/2-mile. The championship leader has pulled that car off the shelves, loaded it into the trailer, and is ready to see if they can do it again with $75,000-to-win this weekend.

Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, remains the winningest Sprint Car driver of 2022 with 21 triumphs to his name, three of those coming in Mechanicsburg. Within the last month, "The Concrete Kid" has won $60,000 at Port Royal's Tuscarora 50, $26,000 at Selinsgrove's National Open, and now eyes $75,000 at Williams Grove's National Open. The 23-year-old pilot enters the weekend still chasing his first-career World of Outlaws win.

Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, has improved vastly at Williams Grove. Jac's son started his career at the track with a 14.4 average finish through his first 20 World of Outlaws starts but has turned that around with a victory and five podiums in his last seven starts. The NOS Energy Drink #17 team is trying to add a $75,000 National Open score to go along with their $100,000 High Bank Nationals title this year.

IT MEANS MORE: Hailing from the state of Pennsylvania, National Open weekend has a way of putting a little pep into the step of Shark Racing, Brock Zearfoss Racing, and CJB Motorsports.

Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, was closer than ever to his first taste of National Open glory last year, leading laps and finishing second while donning the throwback scheme for his grandfather and 1975 champion, Bobby Allen. The #1S pilot finished third in 2021, then second last year, and now hopes to finally break through for that first $75,000 crown at Williams Grove.

Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, experienced his own form of Williams Grove heartbreak earlier this year when he led the majority of May's World of Outlaws race before running out of fuel. The #1A, which does still don the Bobby Allen throwback look, is amid a career-best streak of 13 consecutive top-10 finishes with Allen at the wheel. After earning a $25,000 Gold Cup title three weeks ago, Jacob hopes to one-up himself with a $75,000 win this time.

Brock Zearfoss, of Jonestown, PA, returns to the site of his first-career World of Outlaws win this weekend, a score that came in 2017 before his move to full-time status. The #3Z driver also earned his National Open career-best that year, finishing ninth, a mark he hopes to top this weekend.

Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, is far from a Pennsylvania native, but his team (CJB Motorsports) and crew chief (Barry Jackson) are rooted deep in the state. The first-year combination has already won twice as Bayston leads the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year chase and now eyes a big chance for a big weekend close the #5 shop.
THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA

ON THE INTERNET
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (65/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (8,076 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-96 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-140 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-240 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-244 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-326 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-466 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-540 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-660 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-878 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (16 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
4 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
4 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
1 win – Rico Abreu, Rico Abreu Racing #24

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
307 laps – Brad Sweet
285 laps – Carson Macedo
189 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
186 laps – David Gravel
134 laps – Jacob Allen
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
72 laps – Spencer Bayston
70 laps – Logan Schuchart
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
36 laps – Tyler Courtney
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
30 laps – James McFadden
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
10 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo*
8 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
7 QuickTimes – David Gravel
5 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*
4 QuickTimes – Jacob Allen
3 QuickTimes – Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (49 Drivers):
22 Heat Wins – David Gravel
21 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
17 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
13 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, James McFadden
6 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl, Corey Day
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Noah Gass, Tim Kaeding, Logan Seavey

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (57 Drivers):
37 Dashes – Brad Sweet
35 Dashes – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
26 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston
25 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen
24 Dashes – Donny Schatz
22 Dashes – James McFadden
11 Dashes – Rico Abreu
10 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
9 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Anthony Macri, Corey Day
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Ryan Timms, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (36 Drivers):
5 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston
2 LCS Wins – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt
1 LCS Win – Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes, DJ Netto

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (29 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
7 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen

PODIUM FINISHES (31 Drivers):
23 Podiums – Carson Macedo
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – David Gravel
15 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
14 Podiums – Donny Schatz
13 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
10 Podiums – James McFadden, Jacob Allen
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Rico Abreu
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms

TOP 10 FINISHES (61 Drivers):
51 Top 10s – David Gravel
52 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
48 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
47 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
44 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
41 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
35 Top 10s – James McFadden
34 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
33 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
17 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel
7 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease, Trey Starks, Ryan Timms
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Robbie Price, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto
1 Top 10 – Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumesny, Daryn Pittman, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Justin Sanders, Lee Jacobs

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Logan Schuchart (SF)*
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Jacob Allen (SF)*
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (SF)*
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (2)
53. Sat. Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Carson Macedo (9)
54. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (4)
55. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Carson Macedo (10)
56. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Logan Schuchart (3)
57. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Sheldon Haudenschild (9)
58. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / David Gravel (6)
59. Mon, Sept. 5 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Carson Macedo (11)
60. Thur, Sept. 8 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Kyle Larson (NP)*
61. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Carson Macedo (NP)*
62. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Jacob Allen (4)
63. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA / Logan Schuchart (4)
64. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Rico Abreu (1)
65. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Brad Sweet (5)
66. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / $10,000-to-win
67. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / $75,000-to-win
68. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / $10,000-to-win
69. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / $15,000-to-win
70. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / $10,000-to-win
71. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / $10,000-to-win
72. Wed, Nov. 2 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / $15,000-to-win
73. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / $15,000-to-win
74. Sat, Nov. 5 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / $25,000-to-win

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car championship set to conclude at Devil’s Bowl, Oct. 28-29

MESQUITE, TX (Sept. 27, 2022) – The inaugural championship for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will come to its epic conclusion at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Oct. 28-29.

The Texas Non-Wing Nationals will be a two-day event, featuring one of the most impressive purses in all of Non-Wing Sprint Car racing. Friday’s 25-lap Feature (Oct. 28) will pay $5,000 to the winner, while Saturday’s 30-lap championship finale (Oct. 29) will pay $10,000 to win.

In addition, when the inaugural champion is crowned Saturday night, they’ll receive a massive $20,000 payday for conquering the 12-race championship venture.

With two more races until the Texas Non-Wing Nationals, the championship is shaping up to come down to the last lap at the half-mile Texas track on Saturday night.

Shane Cockrum, of Benton, IL, currently holds a 26-point lead over Alex Bright, of Collegeville, PA, but has yet to win with the Series. Bright claimed his first Xtreme Outlaw win at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 earlier this year. And lurking behind them, in third, is Jake Swanson, of Anaheim, CA, (53 points behind Cockrum) with a Series high three wins, including the last two events.

For each driver, if they’re able to clinch the title at Devil’s Bowl, it would be their first national Sprint Car championship. So, no matter who takes home the title, the Texas Non-Wing Nationals will be a multifaceted historic evening.

The World of Outlaws ran its inaugural race at Devil’s Bowl in 1978 with Non-Wing Sprint Cars, also bringing the event back to its original “Outlaw” roots.

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars will welcome the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the field, as well.

For more information on the Texas Non-Wing Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, CLICK HERE. For tickets call the Devil's Bowl ticket office at 972 222-2421.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either on DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision 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.

 

 

STATEMENT MADE: Brad Sweet Extends Point Lead with Dominant Sharon Speedway Score

96-Point Advantage for Kasey Kahne Racing #49 with Nine Races Left

HARTFORD, OH - September 24, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle is coming down to crunch time, so naturally, Brad Sweet is beginning to thrive under the pressure.

With only 10 races remaining in the 2022 campaign ahead of Saturday's stop at Sharon Speedway, "The Big Cat" chose a fine time to step up and deliver what was arguably his biggest statement of the year.

The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team led all 35 laps in dominant fashion, running away with a 3.4-second margin of victory over Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild in an unchallenged romp at the Hartford, OH venue.

Bringing his total to five Series wins this year, the Grass Valley, CA native now leads David Gravel and Carson Macedo by 96 points with another nine races left on the docket. It's clear now that Sweet controls his own destiny in the chase for a $200,000 championship payday with his fourth consecutive title.

"First things first, hats off to my crew," Sweet said after his 79th career World of Outlaws win. "They gave me a great race car tonight. I would've said you're crazy if you told me I would win pounding the boards tonight, but here we are. That is more Sheldon's style, but this NAPA #49 took off so well up there. We weren't great in the Dash and rolled the dice before the Feature, and thankfully, it paid off. I'm glad I could get us back in Victory Lane. We've had a rough year in the win column, so this one feels extra good."

Running in the second spot for the entirety of Saturday's 35-lapper was Donny Schatz, who earned his sixth runner-up result of the year in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15. The 10-time Series champion was poised to lead the initial green flag from the pole position, but a caution negated his jump and allowed Sweet to pounce the next time.

"I don't know that we were missing anything tonight," Schatz said. "It was a great car, but Brad got up there first and I was too focused on trying to make the middle work to try and get him somehow. I really didn't think it would go to the top like that. My guys put a new car together before yesterday and we're off to a strong start with this one."

Rounding out the podium at Sharon was Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. It was a strong rebound for the Wooster, OH native following a rough Friday night at Eldora Speedway which ended with a DNF following three on-track incidents.

"[Kyle] Ripper worked on it before we rolled out and we got better, but just didn't have enough tonight," Haudenschild said. "They moved those tires out quite a bit on this track and it made things a lot more difficult. You know the #15 and #49 are not going to make very many mistakes ahead of you. After the rough night we had yesterday, though, it feels great to rebound and put these guys back on the podium."

Closing out the top-five on Saturday at Sharon was David Gravel with a fourth-place finish in the Big Game Motorsports, Huset's Speedway #2, and James McFadden coming home fifth in the Roth Motorsports, Toyota Racing Development #83.

Jacob Allen extended his career-best streak to 13 consecutive top-10 finishes with another sixth-place run aboard the Shark Racing #1A. Rounding out the top-10 behind him was leading rookie contender Spencer Bayston, sophomore runner Brock Zearfoss, Hard Charger Logan Schuchart, and Lee Jacobs, of Dalton, OH, with his fourth-career World of Outlaws top-10.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Sharon Speedway, 9/24/22)

Brad Sweet's 79th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him to within five of tying Stevie Smith (84 wins) for 10th on the All-Time Win List. He also joined Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), David Gravel (6), and Brent Marks (5) as the fifth five-time winner this year with the Series.

A 2012 Lou Blaney Memorial winner at the Hartford, OH 3/8-mile, Saturday's win officially makes Sharon Speedway the 44th different track that Brad Sweet has conquered throughout his World of Outlaws career.

Sheldon Haudenschild opened the evening by pacing My Place Hotels Qualifying at 13.349 seconds, strong enough to earn his fifth QuickTime Award of the year and the 24th of his World of Outlaws career.

Taking NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins was Sheldon Haudenschild (81st career), David Gravel (204th career), James McFadden (33rd career), and Donny Schatz (505th career). Schatz followed that with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash victory to make it four pole positions this season.

Logan Schuchart topped the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown and promptly earned the KSE Hard Charger Award by driving the Shark Racing #1S from 21st-to-ninth in the 35-lapper Feature.

More than half of Saturday's 35-car field - 18 drivers, to be exact - made their season debut with the World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway. The best finisher among that group was "The Lowrider" Dale Blaney, who ended a three-year absence from the Series with a 13th-place result in brother Dave Blaney's second #10B entry.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – Next week, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to "The Keystone State" for the most prestigious event in Pennsylvania. Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA is set to host the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, offering a $75,000 top prize to this year's winner of the famed Outlaws vs. Posse battle. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$3,500]; 4. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,800]; 5. 83-James McFadden [3][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,300]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [6][$2,200]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,050]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$2,000]; 11. 10-Dave Blaney [11][$1,600]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,400]; 13. 10B-Dale Blaney [14][$1,200]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13][$1,100]; 15. 40-George Hobaugh [18][$1,050]; 16. 2F-AJ Flick [9][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [24][$1,000]; 18. 46-Michael Bauer [20][$1,000]; 19. 6-Bob Felmlee [23][$1,000]; 20. 1M-Landon Myers [22][$1,000]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass [10][$1,000]; 22. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$1,000]; 23. 29M-Logan McCandless [17][$1,000]; 24. 11-Carl Bowser [19][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+12]

NEW Championship Standings (65/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,076); 2. David Gravel (-96); 3. Carson Macedo (-140); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-240); 5. Donny Schatz (-244); 6. Logan Schuchart (-326); 7. James McFadden (-466); 8. Spencer Bayston (-540); 9. Jacob Allen (-660); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-878).

 

 

RICOOO: Abreu Aces Eldora's #4Crown, Snaps Four-Year Winless Streak with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Abreu Ends 105-Race Drought, Earns First World of Outlaws Win with Ricky Warner

ROSSBURG, OH - September 23, 2022 - Stop the count. The drought is over. Rico Abreu is once again a winner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Rowdy Energy, Lucas Oil Products #24 led the final 24 laps of Friday's "BeFour The Crowns Showdown" at Eldora Speedway, earning his ninth career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt and snapping a four-year winless streak with the Series in the process.

Bound and determined to overcome the agony of 105 consecutive losses, the St. Helena, CA native fended off a fury of four different challengers including Spencer Bayston, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, and James McFadden throughout the 30-lap affair. After sliding by Bayston on Lap 6, the 30-year-old fan favorite never relinquished the lead but could feel the full-time Outlaws breathing down his neck the whole time.

Friday's win not only brought Rico back to NOS Energy Drink Victory Lane for the first time since September 8, 2018, but it also marked his first World of Outlaws win since the off-season addition of eventual Hall of Fame Crew Chief, Ricky Warner.

"This is a huge confidence booster," a relieved Rico told a joyous Eldora crowd. "As race car drivers, you become so hard on yourself through these slumps inconsistencies. We built another new team this year and I'm just so thankful to have Ricky Warner in my corner. He makes any driver look outstanding. The chemistry in our team is showing, it's just awesome to be with such a great group."

Abreu is now a four-time winner of Eldora's #4Crown Nationals, adding a World of Outlaws win with an All Stars triumph and pair of USAC National Midget victories. More than anything, it's momentum ahead of the 40th Kings Royal coming soon in July 2023.

"Standing up here against the World of Outlaws is what it's all about," Abreu added. "Everything we do here is learning, practicing, and collecting data for when the Crown Jewel races come back in the summer. I never, ever thought in a million years that I would win a race on the bottom at Eldora Speedway, but that shows how comfortable my car is right now. These guys made some last-minute adjustments before we pushed off, and they nailed it."

Falling short by 1.051-seconds at the checkered flag, McFadden collected his fourth runner-up result of the year and 10th podium finish since joining Roth Motorsports. Although the Australian is starving for that first win of 2022, he was relatively amped with the chance to beat the boards one more time at one of his favorite tracks on the schedule.

"I was pounding the top so hard right there," J-Mac said with a big grin. "That's why I come to Eldora, it's such a blast. I actually got through to the front on the bottom, but the top was coming in during that last run so I just started hitting it harder and harder. I'm happy with a second-place tonight because I know it'll come to us if we keep putting ourselves in a position to win."

Rounding out the podium after briefly challenging for the lead on the final restart was Donny Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15. The #10-time Series champion is now only six-points behind Sheldon Haudenschild in the battle for fourth-place in the championship.

"We just needed to better at the end, and that's a recurring problem for us," Schatz said. "We could kind of hang for three-to-five laps, but then I would just stall out. All I could do at that point was run the win back, keep the tires under it, and hang on. Rico didn't make any mistakes tonight, so hats off to him. We'll keep plugging away."

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Aaron Reutzel in the RSR #8. NOS Notebook (Eldora Speedway, 9/24/22)

Rico Abreu's ninth career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him in a tie with Keith Kauffman (Mifflintown, PA), Brent Kaeding (Campbell, CA), and Kenny Jacobs (Holmesville, OH) for 48th on the All-Time Win List.

Abreu's now-snapped winless streak of both four years, 15 days, and 105 races was the longest of his World of Outlaws career - even longer than the time from his debut in 2011 to his first-career win in 2014.

James McFadden's runner-up result puts him into a rare category with Jac Haudenschild, Bobby Allen, Tim Shaffer, Mark Kinser, Johnny Herrera, and Daryn Pittman as the seventh man in World of Outlaws history to record 10 podium finishes without any wins during a single season. He'll have 10 races remaining to try and change that statistic.

After earning his first KSE Hard Charger Award of 2022 last week (22nd-to-2nd at Hanford), Jacob Allen did it again - this time driving from 21st-to-6th at Eldora in the Shark Racing #1A.

Speaking of Shark Racing, the Hanover, PA-based team joined the likes of modern-day powerhouses Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing, and Roth Motorsports by qualifying three cars (Schuchart, Allen, Myers) in one full-field World of Outlaws Feature.

David Gravel opened the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 12.625 seconds, nearly topping his own track record of 12.599 seconds - It's his 96th career World of Outlaws QuickTime Award. Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races on Friday was David Gravel (203rd career), Tyler Courtney (10th career), Logan Schuchart (106th career), and Logan Seavey (2nd career).

After a vicious head-on crash to the inside wall down the frontstretch, Brock Zearfoss was checked and released from the infield care center at Eldora Speedway.

UP NEXT (Sat) – Tonight, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make a four-hour overnight haul from the western border of Ohio to the eastern border of Ohio. A Saturday showcase at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH awaits The Greatest Show on Dirt. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$10,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [9][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,800]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [11][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$2,300]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,200]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [10][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,050]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [18][$2,000]; 11. 2-David Gravel [8][$1,600]; 12. 11X-Buddy Kofoid [16][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,200]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2][$1,100]; 15. 11-Logan Seavey [6][$1,050]; 16. 9-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,000]; 17. 21H-Brady Bacon [17][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,000]; 20. 1M-Landon Myers [24][$1,000]; 21. 7S-Robbie Price [25][$]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [15][$1,000]; 23. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$1,000]; 24. 26-Zeb Wise [23][$1,000]; 25. 5TX-Travis Philo [22][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-6, Rico Abreu 7-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+15]

NEW Championship Standings (64/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (7,926); 2. David Gravel (-88); 3. Carson Macedo (-96); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-234); 5. Donny Schatz (-240); 6. Logan Schuchart (-308); 7. James McFadden (-456); 8. Spencer Bayston (-526); 9. Jacob Allen (-648); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-862).

 

 

REBIRTH: Jacob Allen’s career-year has given him champion-like confidence The Hanover, PA driver is on a career-best streak of 13 top-10 finishes in a row, including preliminary events

By Nick Graziano

ROSSBURG, OH (Sept. 22, 2022) – A couple of years ago, Jacob Allen told his father he didn’t think he was cut out for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour. He couldn’t win.

Now…

“I really do believe I feel like I can win any race that I show up to,” Allen said.

The confidence stems from having not only the best season of his career, but, arguably, a “breakout season.”

Allen’s previous season bests included one win, nine top-five finishes, 20 top 10s and 79 laps led. This year, he’s already surpassed each stat with four wins – including his crown jewel victory at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway – 15 top fives, 31 top 10s and 134 laps led.

What’s produced the change?

“You know, I don’t… I just keep believing in myself, keep believing in my team and keep focused,” Allen said. “We’re working hard on getting our race car to feel right for the racetrack. You know, with getting the car right for the racetrack it helps a tremendous amount on driving the race car, as well.”

The Hanover, PA driver and his Shark Racing team are currently on their best stretch of finishes since joining the World of Outlaws tour full-time in 2014. Allen hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in his last 13 starts, including his preliminary nights during the Knoxville Nationals, which he won, and Gold Cup, where he finished second. And more than half of those finishes are podiums.

To put his season into another perspective, with 11 races left to go this season, Allen still has more wins than three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet and is tied with 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

“To me, it’s like a humbling feeling more than anything,” Allen said about the stat. “Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz are people I look up to and have respect for. I’ve seen Donny win 30 races in a year. Hopefully I can have their respect and hopefully when I want to go talk to guys like that, that they’re open to giving me advice because I’m just a regular guy.

“I have a long way to go to what I think would be to consider myself a great in this sport. Because of those guys, I strive to be like them and be great like them some day.”

Allen and teammate Logan Schuchart have recently swapped the top two spots during the West Coast swing. Allen won at Gold Cup with Schuchart second and then Schuchart won the Tom Tarlton Classic ahead of his uncle.

Being able to add his name to the list of drivers who have won Gold Cup has multiple special meanings to Allen.

“It meant a lot, especially with Logan (Schuchart) winning it the year before,” Allen said. “And with Stevie Smith winning it, there are three guys from the same area that have won a crown jewel race – the biggest race in my opinion on the West Coast. Coming all the way from the East Coast and doing that is pretty special.

“You look at the names that have won the Gold Cup and there are some real gassers on there. So, to be a part of that list is a pretty huge accomplishment for me.”

This weekend, he and the rest of the World of Outlaws tour venture east for two stops in Ohio – Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, Sept. 23, and Sharon Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 24

Allen has struggled at both tracks recently, finishing no better than 19th at Eldora this year and 23rd at Sharon last year. However, his previous stats at tracks have held little weight this year.

In the 33 different tracks the World of Outlaws has raced at this season, Allen has had a new career-best finish at 23 of those tracks.

A good portion of that stems from his new mentality of, “I feel like I can win any race that I show up to.”

For tickets to the events at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: NOS Energy Drink (Official Energy Product), Case Construction Equipment (Official Construction Equipment), DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include ACME Trading, ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Award), Micro-Lite LLC, MSD, My Place Hotels; manufacturer sponsors include Dirt Car Lift, FIREBULL, Intercomp, K1 Race Gear, Racing Electronics, and Sea Foam.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

 

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Logan Schuchart Wins Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway

The Hanover, PA driver passed Carson Macedo with three laps to go to earn his 34th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars triumph

HANFORD, CA – September 16, 2022 – Just as a victory seemed out of reach for Logan Schuchart Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway, an opportunity to win came his way.

The Hanover, PA driver needed a chance, and he took it, diving under race leader Carson Macedo with three laps to go—the two making contact as Schuchart slid up the racetrack in Turn 2.

From there, Schuchart sprinted ahead, holding on to win the Tom Tarlton Classic and earn his 34th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars Feature triumph.

Schuchart said he couldn't waste an opportunity with a $21,000 payday up for grabs.

“I knew I wouldn’t have an opportunity unless I did something like that,” Schuchart said. “We weren’t going to get into lap traffic again. At this point in the year, I’m racing to win races. That’s the reason we’re out here. It’s a bigger paying race, and we’re racing for the lead. If I have a chance, I’m going to have to take it, and I felt like that was my only opportunity.

“I’ll have to watch the replay and see exactly how it went down. The general consensus from what I’m hearing is that it was racing.”

Macedo quickly drove away from the field in the first half of the race, remaining unchallenged until the first of several cautions came out on Lap 21.

From there, the Golden State competitor continued his quick pace on multiple restarts, using the outside lane. However, a caution with six laps remaining for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz set up the final battle.

Macedo pulled away on the restart, but Schuchart kept him in his sights before pulling the slide job with three laps left.

The early race leader fell back to fourth and said he felt Schuchart didn’t give him enough room on the pass.

“I’m going to have to look back and see the video,” Macedo said. “I just didn’t feel like I had very much room there. He slid me and came across so fast that we got on the brakes, but ultimately, he ran into me.

“It is what it is. It’s just one of them deals I think you have to put into the memory bank and just remember. One of these nights coming up, I’ll probably have a shot with him. I feel like me, and the 1S raced pretty hard with each other a few times, and I’m sure I’ll have a shot in the future.”

Despite his fourth-place finish, Macedo gained on Series points leader Brad Sweet, who finished sixth, and David Gravel, who finished seventh.

Sweet leads Gravel by 74 points leaving the West Coast and Macedo by 94 points.

Jacob Allen finished second, completing a one-two finish for Shark Racing in the second consecutive Feature.

The Hanover, PA driver earned the KSE Hard Charger award after transferring through the Last Chance Showdown and charging from 22nd to the runner-up spot.

Allen stated his team's decisions throughout the night played a role in a second consecutive podium.

“It was a great turnaround for our race team,” Allen said. “I kind of crashed there in Qualifying and had to run the [Last Chance Showdown]. All night long, we just kept working on our setup, and our racecar got better every time we hit the racetrack.

“The decisions we made there after the [Last Chance Showdown] right before the Feature were very critical to having such a good run tonight.”

James McFadden crossed the line third after falling back as far as eleventh.

The Alice Sprints, NT, AU driver said he couldn’t get into a rhythm because of the cautions.

“The restarts hurt me,” McFadden said. “I was back in 11th for a while. I could just never get going on the restart. Then once I cleared those, we’d start trucking. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t get a rhythm.

“I’m disappointed in myself for not getting a good restart and pounded the top earlier.”

Sheldon Haudenschild, from Wooster, OH, rounded out the top five.

He said he was biding his time as he watched Sweet and McFadden battle in front of him, hoping to make a pass.

“I feel like I did pretty good on the restarts; I just had one hiccup when I got over in (Turn) 2 and lost a few spots,” Haudenschild said. “I was really just dodging [Sweet] and [McFadden]. They were racing pretty hard in front of me. I was just kind of waiting and ended up getting [Sweet] there at the end.”

UP NEXT: The Greatest Show on Dirt heads to Eldora Speedway for the final time in 2022 for the Before the Crowns Showdown on Friday, Sept. 23. For Tickets: CLICK HERE.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps)-1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$21,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [9][$3,500]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [11][$2,200]; 8. 2X-Justin Sanders [2][$2,100]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$2,050]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [21][$2,000]; 11. 14-Corey Day [7][$1,600]; 12. 5T-Ryan Timms [5][$1,400]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$1,200]; 14. 88-Austin McCarl [13][$1,100]; 15. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [15][$1,050]; 16. 5-Spencer Bayston [6][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [8][$1,000]; 18. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [24][$1,000]; 19. 5B-Colby Copeland [23][$1,000]; 20. 5V-Landon Brooks [19][$1,000]; 21. 46JR-Joel Myers [18][$1,000]; 22. 20G-Noah Gass [25][$]; 23. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$1,000]; 24. 57W-Shane Golobic [14][$1,000]; 25. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery [20][$1,000]

Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-32, Logan Schuchart 33-35 KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+20]

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Hanford's Keller Auto Speedway Welcomes Outlaws for Tom Tarlton Classic

Hometown Hero Carson Macedo Chasing Third-Straight $21,000 Payday at Family Race

HANFORD, CA - September 13, 2022 - Hanford, CA's Keller Auto Speedway is back on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule for the second year in a row, hosting the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic this Friday, September 16.

Carson Macedo, who is the two-time and defending champion of the race honoring his great-uncle, enters as the favorite for his Series-best 12th win of the season this weekend. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 star will welcome championship competitors Brad Sweet and David Gravel to his home track with crucial points on the line.

Those three, plus the likes of full-time Outlaws Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, and Jacob Allen, will go head-to-head against California's best for the ninth and final time in 2022. Be on the lookout for local sensations including Shane Golobic, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, DJ Netto, and many more.
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DOWN THE STRETCH: Only nine point races remain until The Greatest Show on Dirt invades The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 2-5) for the season-ending World Finals, and the championship chase remains tight with three drivers within 100 points of each other.

Carson Macedo (11) and David Gravel (6) both outrank Brad Sweet (4) in the "W" column, but "The Big Cat" has used his unparallel consistency to maintain a stranglehold over the points lead in pursuit of his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship. Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 averages a 5.41 finish through 51 point races, compared to 6.15 for Gravel and 6.52 for Macedo.

Entering Hanford, the current advantage for Sweet is 72-points ahead of Gravel and 98-points ahead of Macedo. Both Gravel and Macedo are the two most recent World of Outlaws winners at Keller Auto, but Sweet is no slouch at the Peter Murphy-owned track either, earning three podium results without a win thus far.

KEEPIN' IT IN THE FAMILY: All eyes on Friday night will be on Carson Macedo, who looks to remain a perfect three-for-three at the Tom Tarlton Classic, a race held in honor of his great-uncle. The Lemoore, CA native grew up 15-minutes away from Keller Auto Speedway and turned his first laps in a Sprint Car at the track.

The 26-year-old topped the inaugural running in 2020, an unsanctioned event in the Tarlton Racing #21, and backed that up last year with a World of Outlaws win in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. JJR Crew Chief Phil Dietz will also be going for his third-straight win in Hanford, having previously won the 2019 World of Outlaws show with David Gravel at the wheel.

In recent memory, Keller Auto Speedway has morphed into arguably Macedo's best track. In his last six starts, he owns a stunning 1.3 average finish thanks to four victories and two second-place results. Another win on Friday would not only complete the trifecta for he and Phil, it would also officially give Carson the winningest season of his World of Outlaws career with 12 victories.

CALI'S LAST CHANCE: While California natives such as Carson Macedo (Lemoore), Kyle Larson (Elk Grove), and Giovanni Scelzi (Fresno) have all topped World of Outlaws races in their home state this year, the true local Golden State racers have been shutout over the past 13 Series events on their own soil - dating back to Shane Golobic's triumph at Placerville on Sept. 11, 2019.

Golobic, of Fremont, CA, is already a two-time winner in Hanford this year, including a Sprint Car Challenge Tour win in May. He was the lone local racer in the top-10 of Saturday's Gold Cup finale and now heads back to the Central Valley hoping to end the streak.

Dominic Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, has been on a tear at Keller Auto Speedway lately aboard the family-owned #41S. The older brother of Giovanni, Dominic led his first-career laps with the World of Outlaws earlier this year and recently topped a NARC show in May. Other recent Sprint Car winners in Hanford include Corey Day (Clovis, CA) and DJ Netto (Hanford, CA), who are both expected to compete this weekend.

SHARK WARNING: Shark Racing dominated the headlines last month by sweeping the Knoxville Nationals preliminary programs, and they backed it up again last week with a spectacular 1-2 finish at the Gold Cup Race of Champions. It came down to the final lap as Jacob Allen beat Logan Schuchart by 0.050-seconds at Silver Dollar Speedway, delivering the biggest win of his career and back-to-back titles in Chico, CA for the Hanover, PA team.

Now the attention turns to Keller Auto Speedway, where Bobby Allen's squad hopes to keep the hot streak rolling and end their West Coast swing on a high note. Schuchart, who recently passed 300 career top-10 finishes, has finished inside the top-10 during all five of his appearances at Hanford, including an unforgettable 2017 victory from 19th. The DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S team is still in a heated battle for the fifth spot in points as they pursue a fourth win of 2022.

For Allen, the 28-year-old pilot has been authoring one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Sprint Car Racing this year. He's set a new career best finish at a staggering 20 tracks this season, including last week when he made it four wins aboard the Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A entry. The reigning Gold Cup champion look to continue that trend this weekend as he vies for his first top-10 at Keller Auto, which would extend his career-best mark to 11 consecutive top-10 finishes.
THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Friday, September 16 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (62/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (7,646 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-72 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-98 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-206 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-208 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-310 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-466 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-500 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-652 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-820 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
4 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
4 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
272 laps – Brad Sweet
253 laps – Carson Macedo
189 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
186 laps – David Gravel
134 laps – Jacob Allen
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
67 laps – Logan Schuchart
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
30 laps – James McFadden
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
12 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
9 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo*
8 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
6 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*, Jacob Allen
3 QuickTimes – Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (48 Drivers):
20 Heat Wins – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
17 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
15 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
12 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, James McFadden
6 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Noah Gass, Tim Kaeding

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (56 Drivers):
34 Dashes – Brad Sweet
33 Dashes – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
25 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
24 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild
23 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
22 Dashes – Donny Schatz
21 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen
4 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Robbie Price, Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Corey Day
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Hunter Schuerenberg, Ryan Timms
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (34 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston
2 LCS Wins – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt
1 LCS Win – Kraig Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (28 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen

PODIUM FINISHES (31 Drivers):
23 Podiums – Carson Macedo
21 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – David Gravel
14 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart
9 Podiums – Jacob Allen, Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – James McFadden
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms

TOP 10 FINISHES (59 Drivers):
50 Top 10s – David Gravel
49 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
46 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
45 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
43 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
38 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
32 Top 10s – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
30 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
16 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
6 Top 10s – Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne,
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich, Corey Day
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease, Dominic Scelzi, Trey Starks, Ryan Timms
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Robbie Price, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Shane Golobic
1 Top 10 – DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumesny, Daryn Pittman, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Logan Schuchart (SF)*
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Jacob Allen (SF)*
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (SF)*
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (2)
53. Sat. Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Carson Macedo (9)
54. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (4)
55. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Carson Macedo (10)
56. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Logan Schuchart (3)
57. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Sheldon Haudenschild (9)
58. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / David Gravel (6)
59. Mon, Sept. 5 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Carson Macedo (11)
60. Thur, Sept. 8 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Kyle Larson (NP)*
61. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Carson Macedo (NP)*
62. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA / Jacob Allen (4)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship to be determined in Oklahoma, Oct. 13-15 The triple-header weekend will see the Series visit Port City Raceway on Oct. 13, and then run a doubleheader at I-44 Riverside Speedway, Oct. 14-15

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Sept. 14, 2022) – The inaugural championship for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series present by Toyota will conclude with a triple-header weekend in Oklahoma, paying $10,000 to the 2022 title winner.

Making its debut in the Sooner State, the Series will first venture to Port City Raceway – now owned by former World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car winner Shane Stewart – on Thursday, Oct. 13, for the $4,000-to-win Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55. Then, the Series travels to I-44 Riverside Speedway for the Meent Memorial doubleheader, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15, paying $4,000 to win the first night and $5,000 to win on Saturday.

All three events are in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League, which will also be concluding its championship season at I-44.

THE POINTS Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, IL, has yet to win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets but holds a 48-point lead over Bryant Wiedeman, of Colby, KS, going into the championship finale. He’s been the most consistent of all drivers, finishing inside the top 10 in all seven starts with five of them being top-five finishes – currently the most of all drivers.

He’s gone through the pressure of running for a championship several times, having claimed three POWRi National Midget titles.

Wiedeman has the best momentum going into the final three events, though, after scoring his first Xtreme Outlaw victory during the Quad Cities 150 finale at Davenport Speedway in August. Like Daum, Wiedeman knows how to run for a championship, having scored the POWRi National Midget title last year.

While not mathematically out of contention yet, the rest of the top-four in points – Brenham Crouch (-93) and Kyle Jones (-143) – have a lot of digging to do in the final three races.

Taylor Reimer sits fifth in points (-200) and while not in contention for the title, she has already made history with the Series, becoming the first female national Midget winner with her victory at Millbridge Speedway. Then, when Jade Avedisian won the next race at Jacksonville Speedway, they became the first back-to-back female winners in a national dirt racing series

 

 

GOLD & SILVER: Jacob Allen Edges Logan Schuchart in Thrilling Finale at Gold Cup Race of Champions

Shark Racing Finishes 1-2, Separated by 0.050-Seconds in Photo Finish

CHICO, CA - September 10, 2022 - Almost exactly two years to the day (Sept. 11, 2020) Shark Racing finished 1-2 in Jacob Allen's first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win, they did it again; this time by topping the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions, giving the fan-favorite the biggest win of his life.

To make things more dramatic, Allen beat his uncle, his teammate, and his best friend Logan Schuchart, by a mere 0.050-seconds as the checkered flag waved at Chico, CA's Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A officially controlled all 40 laps at the 68th running of the prestigious event, but that is a deceiving box score. Allen, amid his ninth year on tour at 28 years old, fought off challenges from champion Brad Sweet at first, then winning machine Carson Macedo, and ultimately his running mate in the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S.

It came down to the 40th and final lap as Schuchart closed on Allen and showed him his nose coming to the white flag. With traffic blocking his path into the final corner, Allen found himself in no man's land through the middle and quickly losing grip as Schuchart stuck to the bottom. As the #1S rocketed off the corner, the #1A found grip up high and the drag race to the line began.

They never touched, but Allen hit the wall and pulled a wheelstand as he crossed the finish line ahead of Schuchart by a jaw-dropping 0.050-seconds to score a win that left him speechless.

"I don't know what to say," Allen noted trying to compose himself. "As a team, Logan and I always dream about running 1-2. Having a finish like that is just so damn awesome. I didn't know who won at first, I was just waiting for Mike [Hess] to say #1A or #1S. I can't believe it. I just won the Gold Cup and it was a Shark Racing 1-2 and that's back-to-back Gold Cups for our team. Wow."

He took every restart and every lap traffic bout in stride, never wavering as he ventured away from his stereotypical low-line and throttled around the outside of the 1/4-mile. The victory brings Allen to five-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins with four of those coming in 2022.

"You guys doubt me a little bit, but we're figuring out how to set up these cars and I'm getting better as a driver," Allen added. "It's okay if people don't want to believe in me, but as a team, we believe in each other and that's what makes this happens."

Perhaps the happiest second-place finisher in World of Outlaws history, Logan Schuchart couldn't stop smiling on frontstretch following the spectacular finish with his nephew and teammate - even though his pursuit of back-to-back Gold Cup titles was stopped by the slimmest of margins.

"I honestly didn't know who won it," Schuchart said. "I'm so pumped, though. This is about the coolest outcome we could ever ask for. It's awesome for two PA boys to be racing for the win at Gold Cup, the most prestigious race on the West Coast. I'm so proud of Jacob, his team, my team, and everyone involved in Shark Racing. You can't ask for much more than this."

Following the pair of Shark Racing entries to the stripe was Carson Macedo with a third-place effort in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. It's his 23rd World of Outlaws podium finish of the season as the Lemoore, CA native looks to cut into his 96-point championship deficit with only 12 races remaining in the 2022 campaign.

"This place was really racey tonight," Macedo said. "My guys gave me a car to win, but I just felt like every time we would get to the tail of the field a caution would come out. I needed more traffic to get up there with those guys. It was pretty cool to watch that photo finish right behind them at the line, though."

Closing out the top-five in Saturday's finale was Sheldon Haudenschild in fourth aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, and Brad Sweet, who momentarily led on Lap 23, finishing fifth in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

David Gravel took sixth aboard the Big Game Motorsports, Huset's Speedway #2, and Spencer Bayston came home seventh in his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber #5 to give the World of Outlaws a top-seven sweep over the California locals.

Rounding out the top-10 in the 68th Gold Cup was 16-year-old Ryan Timms with his third top-10 in four Series starts, Donny Schatz with a KSE Hard Charger performance from 21st to ninth, and Fremont, CA's Shane Golobic driving the Kevin Kozlowski-owned #57 as the highest finishing local competitor.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$25,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$10,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$6,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$5,000]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$4,000]; 6. 2-David Gravel [11][$3,500]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [8][$3,200]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms [4][$3,000]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,800]; 10. 57W-Shane Golobic [6][$2,500]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto [20][$2,300]; 12. 17M-Kalib Henry [12][$2,250]; 13. 22-Ryan Bernal [13][$2,200]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$2,100]; 15. 2XM-Max Mittry [14][$2,050]; 16. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,000]; 17. 24-Chase Johnson [18][$2,000]; 18. 14-Corey Day [24][$2,000]; 19. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [19][$2,000]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick [16][$2,000]; 21. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [10][$2,000]; 22. 38B-Blake Carrick [22][$2,000]; 23. 83V-Sean Becker [17][$2,000]; 24. 92-Andy Forsberg [23][$2,000]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

UP NEXT (Fri) - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will host its ninth and final race of the year in California this Friday, September 16 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA with a $21,000 prize available in the Tom Tarlton Classic.

 

GET THE BROOM: Swanson Sweeps Illinois Weekend with Win at Spoon River

Ballou P2 after leading early, Thomas Jr. runs third in cap to debut weekend

LEWISTOWN, IL – Sept. 10, 2022 – Two wins in two days; three in the last three races. Jake Swanson and Team AZ Racing are firing on all cylinders.

With another victory with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway, Swanson – the 29-year-old wheelman from Anaheim, CA – completed a sweep of the Series’ Illinois weekend and made up a big chunk of ground in the chase for the inaugural season points championship.

“Two races in a row – I don’t think I’ve ever swept a weekend in my life,” Swanson said. “I’m pumped about that, but three Xtreme Series races in-a-row is massive. I’m blown away.”

Coming into the weekend, Swanson sat fifth in the standings, 116 points out of first place. After the win at Jacksonville Speedway Friday night and again at Spoon River on Saturday, he now rides third, 53 behind leader Shane Cockrum. Add-in his victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in June, and that makes three wins for him in the last three Series races.

“If we had a good weekend, we were gonna be like, ‘Alright, let’s focus on a championship,’” Swanson said. “Really, the $20,000 [points championship check] is what we’re after. Obviously, [the weekend] couldn’t have played out any better.”

Taking the green from inside Row 2, it didn’t take long before Swanson had the lead. Polesitter Robert Ballou led the first three trips around the 3/8-mile oval before Swanson made the move to his inside coming out of Turn 2 and sealed the pass as they raced into Turn 3.

It was a maneuver Swanson said he’d struggled to get right in the past, but worked it to perfection Saturday night.

“Lately, we’ve been really good squaring-off [the corner]; the thing leaves from center-off so much better,” Swanson said. “I felt like that was our biggest issue last year, and sometimes at the beginning of this year. We fixed some stuff and really got that dialed in.”

Now with the lead in-hand, it became Swanson’s race to lose. After a quick caution and red-flag combo shy of the halfway point, he checked out, building up a near three-second lead on Ballou as they entered the home stretch.

Once Swanson hit lapped traffic, Ballou was able to close-in on him slightly, but never close enough to make a move.

“When there was that caution with about 10 laps to go, it felt it took like 10 laps for my racecar to get going,” Ballou said. “I could catch [Swanson] after about four or five laps, but I was overdriving the car, and you make mistakes when you do that.”

Just when all hope seemed to evaporate, the yellow flag was displayed. Wesley Smith looped around in Turn 2, erasing Swanson’s lead and giving Ballou and a hungry Kevin Thomas Jr. one final chance.

In the end, Swanson kept the field at bay and drove across the stripe to collect his second $5,000 check in two days.

“Really cool racetrack to be able to run two lines like that and finesse the bottom and rip the top,” Swanson said. “One of the most fun places I’ve been to the last two weekends. These were really great racetracks, and I hope we can come back more.”

Though Ballou was able to hang on for a strong runner-up finish, he said was dissatisfied with his car’s handling throughout the 30-lap event.

“From Lap 1, I knew I was in trouble, and I was just kinda hanging on,” Ballou said. “I finally figured I could overdrive the car and get it to be decent, but you can’t win races overdriving your racecar.”

Rounding out the podium, Kevin Thomas Jr. bagged a third-place finish to cap-off his debut weekend with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprints. Coming from fourth on the starting grid, he made the move for third on Anton Hernandez on Lap 11 and chased Ballou for the rest of the way. He tried several times to make a move to his inside but was unable to muster the speed to execute a pass.

“I tried to slide him once, and didn’t feel like I got a good enough run,” Thomas said. “I didn’t want to crash both of us, so I left a little bit of room.”

Like Swanson, Thomas enjoyed both tracks on the Illinois swing and the new challenges they brought along.

“It was fun to get to Jacksonville and here to Spoon River to kind of do something different,” Thomas said. “That was a lot of fun.”

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation returns to action with a two-day event at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH, Oct. 7-8. Tickets are available at the gate on race day, or if you can’t be at the track, stream every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[3]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou[1]; 3. 15K-Kevin Thomas Jr[4]; 4. 2B-Anton Hernandez[2]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum[10]; 6. 6-Mario Clouser[8]; 7. 17GP-Max Adams[16]; 8. 20-Alex Bright[6]; 9. 52-Isaac Chapple[7]; 10. 77M-CJ Leary[12]; 11. 28-Kory Schudy[5]; 12. 33M-Matt Westfall[9]; 13. 44-Wesley Smith[11]; 14. N2-Nic Harris[17]; 15. 28M-Brandon Mattox[13]; 16. 11-Colton Fisher[18]; 17. 1JR-Steven Russell[20]; 18. 8-Tyler Roth[22]; 19. 8D-Will Armitage[21]; 20. 24-Landon Simon[14]; 21. 56-Mitchell Davis[19]; 22. 29-Mitch Wissmiller[15]

 

 

California Firefighting Efforts Force Placerville 49er Gold Rush Classic to 2023

PLACERVILLE, CA (Sept. 10, 2022) – For the second consecutive year, Placerville Speedway is becoming the base for regional California firefighting efforts, including a fire rescue camp, and thereby forcing the postponement of the Sept. 17 Bonney Plumbing 49er Gold Rush Classic to 2023.

The thoughts of the entire World of Outlaws family are with the firefighters and all of those affected by the fires throughout the area.

The Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA — one of the most exciting races in 2022 — remains scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, and will now be the final World of Outlaws race this season in California.

Those who already purchased tickets to the 2022 Bonney Plumbing 49er Gold Rush, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, will be able to use them for the 2023 event at Placerville. The date of the 2023 race will be announced by the end of the year. Ticketholders unable to make the 2023 race can request a refund when the 2023 date is announced.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series West Coast Swing continues tonight at Silver Dollar Speedway for the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions, live on DIRTVision.

 

 

RIGHT AT HOME: Carson Macedo is a Gold Cup Preliminary Winner Once Again at Silver Dollar Speedway

Allen and Golobic Lock-In for Saturday's $25,000/Win Finale at Silver Dollar

CHICO, CA - September 9, 2022 - The second night of the 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions saw the return of a familiar face to Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Completing a California sweep of the split-field preliminary programs, Lemoore's Carson Macedo stood on top at the Chico, CA 1/4-mile for the third time in his career. He's won all three of his Gold Cup prelims with a different team - Tarlton Racing in 2014, Kyle Larson Racing in 2019, and Jason Johnson Racing in 2022.

To secure Friday's Feature win - unofficially his 12th with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022 - Macedo was forced to fight off a resurgent Jacob Allen, who presented a career-best Silver Dollar Speedway effort.

Macedo led the opening 15 laps from the pole position, but seventh-starting Jacob Allen quickly found himself in contention aboard the Shark Racing, Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A. The Hanover, PA native, who had amassed a stunning average finish of 24th through his first 12 starts in Chico, drove by Macedo on the low-line and led laps 16-18.

The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 rebounded on the ensuing restart, however, and ripped command of the lead back from Allen as he throttled the tricky cushion. From there, the 26-year-old star easily ran off into lap traffic and won Friday's preliminary by 2.117-seconds.

"I didn't expect that honestly," Macedo said of Allen driving by him. "He was so good on the bottom, I was taken aback for a minute. These big mufflers are so quiet that you kind of hear things and don't know where they're coming from really. I had to get back into the seat and rip the top really hard. I'm glad it paid off and I'm excited knowing that we can improve tomorrow and make this thing better."

An added element in the moment is that Macedo earned his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win right here at Silver Dollar Speedway almost eight years to the day. It also marks the first-ever win for Jason Johnson Racing at the Chico, CA 1/4-mile.

"This place is special to me and always will be," Macedo added. "I got my first World of Outlaws win here and now I gave Jason Johnson Racing their first win here. I know how much Philip has wanted to win here, so I'm excited I can finally give them that. Hopefully we can be up here when it counts tomorrow."

Finishing a career-best second-place after leading three laps past halfway was Jacob Allen. The Shark Racing pilot continued his remarkable turnaround by nearly winning at a track that has haunted him ever since he became a full-time World of Outlaws competitor in 2014. He's now gone from a 24.0 average finisher to a lock-in driver at the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

"Man, I've ran second to Carson like two or three times lately," Allen added. "We just need to get a little bit better and I need to capitalize some more. Our decision-making has been awesome, though, and I think that is showing in our results. It's not easy going against the best in the world every night, but we're doing it."

Closing out the podium in his first-ever appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway was Lebanon, IN native Spencer Bayston. The 23-year-old leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year ended up third aboard the CJB Motorsports, True Timber, Signing Day Sports #5.

"I knew my first time here would be tough and technical, but wow it was in a big way," Bayston noted on the track. "I didn't feel too good around the bottom, but it was so touchy up top, I biked so many times. I'm happy with our first outing here. This year is all about learning and experiencing these tracks. Excited to see what we can do tomorrow."

Shane Golobic, of Fremont, CA, finished fourth-from-eighth to secure high point honors and lock-in for tomorrow's $25,000-to-win Gold Cup finale. The usual pilot of the NOS Energy Drink #17W, Golobic hopped in the Kevin Kozlowski-owned, Paul Silva-wrenched #57W and nearly completed a perfect night in Chico.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday was non-wing ace Ryan Bernal in the fifth spot, Lincoln, CA's Blake Carrick in sixth, David Gravel in seventh-from-22nd with the KSE Hard Charger Award, Max Mittry in eighth during his World of Outlaws debut, Australian Kerry Madsen in ninth, and Hanford, CA's DJ Netto in tenth.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$6,000]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$3,500]; 4. 57W-Shane Golobic [8][$2,800]; 5. 22-Ryan Bernal [10][$2,500]; 6. 38B-Blake Carrick [3][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [22][$2,200]; 8. 2XM-Max Mittry [2][$2,100]; 9. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [9][$2,050]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [17][$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$1,600]; 12. 24-Chase Johnson [11][$1,400]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6][$1,200]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,100]; 15. 7S-Robbie Price [5][$1,050]; 16. 88-Austin McCarl [12][$1,000]; 17. 42X-Tim Kaeding [14][$1,000]; 18. 5B-Colby Copeland [15][$1,000]; 19. 45-Jake Morgan [19][$1,000]; 20. 2S-Jayce Steinberg [24][$1,000]; 21. 19T-Tucker LaCaze [20][$1,000]; 22. 21M-Michael Ing [23][$1,000]; 23. 51-Shane Hopkins [18][$1,000]; 24. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [21][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-15, 19-30; Jacob Allen 16-18. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-David Gravel[+15]

 

HIGH BANK HUSTLE: Swanson Holds off Bright to Win Xtreme Sprints Debut at Jacksonville

Bright leads 28 of 30 laps, Cockrum drives 18th-to-sixth

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Sept. 9, 2022 – Jake Swanson could smell the blood in the water. Directly in front of him, leader Alex Bright was getting tighter and tighter every lap. With two left on the board, he knew it was time to make the move.

With a deep dive into Turn 3, he slid up in front of Bright and took away his line and the lead before crossing under the white flag, nearly neck-and-neck at the line. Bright tried a slider of his own through Turns 1-2, but Swanson kept his foot in it as he hit the high-banked Jacksonville Speedway cushion and fended-off Bright’s last-ditch effort.

In the end, it was all Swanson needed to gap Bright and drive across the finish line to score his second Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation Feature win of the inaugural season.

“It was a close one, but I gambled a little bit and tried to make sure I beat him around the outside,” Swanson said. “I actually buried it in the curb a little bit harder than I wanted to, and I squeezed the throttle pedal harder and tried to make sure that it didn’t bike-up or get tight. I knew if I snagged the nose, I was done for.”

It’s been long and winding road for the 35-year-old from Anaheim, CA, who now becomes only the second driver in Xtreme Outlaw history to win more than once. He’s come a long way since his days in the Midget ranks and early Sprint Car starts, and reflected on his time in the seat with Team AZ Racing, traveling around to compete against drivers from across the country.

“It really is an honor to drive all over the country and race,” Swanson said. “To be on a circuit like this and be able to win at this level is pretty awesome.”

Swanson took the green flag from outside Row 2, directly behind Bright. Bright took the lead on the first lap and proceeded to lead the next 27 circuits of the 1/4-mile oval. Though he looked fast out front in the early going, Bright soon found himself in a struggle, losing the handling with half of the race left.

“I knew I was in trouble before two-to-go; I started to struggle with about 15-to-go,” Bright said. “I was just trying to hold on, not make mistakes, still running hard. But I didn’t wanna give it up on doing something stupid, either.”

Even though the car was getting tight, Bright still looked strong on the restarts, which contributed to his ability to keep the lead. And his competition noticed.

“I knew [Bright] was getting tighter and tighter,” Swanson said. “He was getting really good restarts. He was going so early that I would have a hard time getting ahold of something. It was hard for me to smash the pedal and get going. It felt like I was spinning the tires, and I would lose more time.

“If I could make sure that I carried speed into Turns 1-2, [Bright] would get tight and I’d be able to make that ground back up as long as I got a good restart.”

After fending-off relentless pressure from Robert Ballou behind him, Swanson was left with five laps on the board for the race’s final restart; one car in front of him. That’s when he devised the plan.

“I knew I was running out of time, but there were a couple spots where I could see down there on the bottom,” Swanson said. “If I could just get some momentum and get close enough to [Bright], I could stick something down there and at least break his momentum.

“If it slid him, I’d break his momentum and if it hooked the bottom, I could drag race him to the next corner and hopefully slide him there. That’s what we ended up doing.”

Bright had a plan for the last restart as well – a conservative one – and said that looking back, he realized he should’ve pushed harder.

“I think with about five-to-go, I needed to just throw the ‘don’t-make-mistakes’ card out the door and just start running it as hard as I could,” Bright said. “For how we had the car, I think that was my only option. I didn’t see it until Swanson got by us, but at that point, it was too little, too late.”

Though he didn’t get the win, Bright still finished P2 and made up a big chunk of points in the championship standings on leader Shane Cockrum. With Cockrum having to come from 18th to finish sixth, Bright was able to cut the gap down from 47 points to 16 with five races remaining. Doing well miles away from his home in Collegeville, PA, gives he and the Hummer Motorsports crew a big dose of confidence.

“Running back in Pennsylvania, we don’t really get cushions, we don’t run on the small tracks like that,” Bright said. “So, to come out here and run as good as we did for 28 of the 30 laps, I guess it wasn’t so bad.”

Rounding out the podium was the only other two-time Xtreme Series winner, CJ Leary. The Greenfield, IN-driver came from seventh in his first Series appearance since Lake Ozark Speedway in June.

Though the night started out unfavorable, Cockrum was able to come back from 18th to finish sixth and retain his points lead, though smaller now. He earned the TJ Forged Hard Charger Award in his drive, picking up 12 spots of position in 30 laps.

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation heads to Lewistown, IL, for another track debut on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Spoon River Speedway. Buy a ticket at the gate or stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[4]; 2. 20-Alex Bright[2]; 3. 77M-CJ Leary[7]; 4. 2B-Anton Hernandez[6]; 5. 15K-Kevin Thomas Jr[9]; 6. 66-Shane Cockrum[18]; 7. 33M-Matt Westfall[8]; 8. 12-Robert Ballou[3]; 9. 56-Mitchell Davis[17]; 10. 6-Mario Clouser[5]; 11. 28-Kory Schudy[14]; 12. N2-Nic Harris[11]; 13. 8D-Will Armitage[12]; 14. 1JR-Steven Russell[15]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[19]; 16. 44-Wesley Smith[13]; 17. 2A-Austin Archdale[21]; 18. 17GP-Max Adams[10]; 19. 24-Landon Simon[20]; 20. 52-Isaac Chapple[16]; 21. 28M-Brandon Mattox[1]; 22. 52F-Logan Faucon[22]

 

 

BACK WITH A BANG: Kyle Larson Tops Ryan Timms in Sensational Gold Cup Opener

Brad Sweet and Ryan Timms Lock-In for Saturday's Finale at Silver Dollar

CHICO, CA - September 8, 2022 - The Gold Cup Race of Champions is back, and back in a big way.

On Thursday, Silver Dollar Speedway kicked off the 68th edition of the iconic event with new promoters bringing back old traditions and injecting a much-needed boost as they return to Crown Jewel status with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The first of two preliminary programs delivered all you could ask for in a thrilling 30-lap Feature. Three different drivers combined to offer five official lead changes throughout a breathtaking race on the choppy, tricky, and treacherous Chico, CA 1/4-mile.

Ultimately, Kyle Larson - the "L" in SLC Promotions at Silver Dollar - chalked up the win in his one and only night at Gold Cup this week. He won't be back for Saturday's finale with NASCAR obligations taking precedent, but he had the time for Thursday's opener and made the most of it; returning to Victory Lane at the same place where his first-career World of Outlaws win came in 2011.

Leading the final six laps, the 30-year-old dubbed "Yung Money" for his stunning ability to shine on the biggest stages as a teenager was forced to fight off the new kid on the block, who is quite frankly now deserving of that title himself. At 16 years old, Ryan Timms, of Oklahoma City, OK, has become arguably the hottest topic in Sprint Car Racing this year.  He nearly won his second-ever World of Outlaws race in August, and he almost beat Kyle Larson on Thursday at his own game.

The duo exchanged the lead several times through the middle stages, but it was the final restart on Lap 24 that decided it all. Timms had survived an attack before, but this time Larson chucked the Kevin Kozlwoski-owned #57 through turns one and two to clear the Randy Timms-owned #5T and drove off to a 1.983-second margin of victory.

"I knew my only opportunity was going to come if Ryan didn't get a great launch on the restart," Larson admitted. "I knew that I would have to slide across quicker that second time, and thankfully it stuck. This place was awesome tonight, it was treacherous. It made sliders really sketchy and you'd be off the throttle sliding across super fast. It felt great when I hit it right, but it was tricky every single corner."

"He is really, really good," Larson added on Timms. "I know most of these young kids nowadays can rip a cushion like that. I saw him on the front row of the lineup and figured he would be a tough guy to beat tonight. It was crazy coming through the pack. I think if he hit those restarts a little better it was his to win."

A second-place finish gives Ryan Timms already two runner-up finishes in World of Outlaws competition through three weeks against The Greatest Show on Dirt. He's locked in for Saturday's $25,000-to-win finale of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, where a victory would make him the youngest winner in the Series' storied 45-year history.

"I really thought when he slid me and I got around him that it was my break," Timms said on the initial restart he beat Larson. "It seemed like it was just better to be in second than first in some way tonight, so you could attack differently. It stings, but losing to him isn't the worst thing in the world. It's a lot better than I expected, really."

Closing out the podium after a ferocious drive from 11th to third was James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83. The Australian will find himself on the front row of a Gold Cup Heat Race on Saturday with hopes of a win locking him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

"Even by yourself you had your hands full tonight, "McFadden said on the track. "It was so treacherous up there. I wish we didn't get those restarts because I felt like I was way better all bunched up in traffic. We sucked early and dug ourselves a hole, but these guys worked really hard and got this Roth #83 back where it belongs."

Brad Sweet, who finished fourth and collected 386 points on the night, is the unofficial high point man with brother-in-law Kyle Larson (395) not returned for Saturday. "The Big Cat" will have a chance at the pole position on Saturday as he continues to pursue his first-career title at the Gold Cup.

Kalib Henry, in his sixth-ever World of Outlaws Feature, led a lap while mixing it up with Timms and Larson after he started on the pole position. The Citrus Heights, CA native ended up in fifth-place to put his #17M in a good position ahead of Saturday's finale.

Rounding out the top-10 on Thursday was Sheldon Haudenschild in sixth from 16th, Andy Forsberg in the seventh spot, Sean Becker with a KSE Hard Charger runs from 24th to eighth, Mitchell Faccinto with another ninth-place effort, and Tanner Carrick in the 10th position.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [8][$10,000]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms [2][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [11][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,800]; 5. 17M-Kalib Henry [1][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,300]; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg [3][$2,200]; 8. 83V-Sean Becker [24][$2,100]; 9. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [14][$2,050]; 10. 83T-Tanner Carrick [9][$2,000]; 11. 29-Willie Croft [19][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,400]; 13. 14-Corey Day [17][$1,200]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$1,100]; 15. 53-Jessie Attard [21][$1,050]; 16. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery [18][$1,000]; 17. 33-Dylan Bloomfield [6][$1,000]; 18. 12J-John Clark [22][$1,000]; 19. 20G-Noah Gass [15][$1,000]; 20. 5V-Landon Brooks [10][$1,000]; 21. 55D-Dawson Hammes [23][$1,000]; 22. 18T-Tanner Holmes [4][$1,000]; 23. 19-Colby Thornhill [20][$1,000]; 24. 2X-Justin Sanders [12][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Ryan Timms 1-8, 10-13, 18-24; Kalib Henry 9; Kyle Larson 14-17, 25-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83V-Sean Becker[+16]

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars head to Illinois for doubleheader weekend
The Series will make its debut at Jacksonville Speedway, Sept. 9, and Spoon River Speedway, Sept. 10.

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Sept. 6, 2022 – The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation is back in action this weekend with back-to-back races in Illinois – Friday, Sept. 9, at Jacksonville Speedway and Saturday, Sept. 10, at Spoon River Speedway.

While the Series hasn’t seen action since the inaugural St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in late June, it has seen a list of five different winners in the first six races and presents drivers with a chance at a sixth or seventh different winner this weekend.

Among those five victors is current points leader Shane Cockrum, who prepares for the first Series races in his home state, maintaining a 47-point lead over Alex Bright. Matt Westfall sits third, 69 points out of first place, while Mario Clouser (-107) and Jake Swanson (-116) complete the top-five at the halfway point in the chase for the inaugural season championship.

Both races will be run in conjunction with the POWRi WAR Sprint Car League, bringing racers and championship chasers from both Series to both venues for an all-out Non-Wing Sprint Car brawl in the Land of Lincoln.

Tickets for this weekend’s races will be available at the gate on race day. If you can’t be there in person, stream all the action live on DIRTVision.com or on the official DIRTVision app.

Here are the drivers to watch and the storylines to follow this weekend:

FIGHTING ILLINI – Current points leader Shane Cockrum, of Benton, IL, has been a wealth of consistency so far this season, posting top-10 finishes in all but one Series race – one of only two drivers with that accolade thus far.

Though he hasn’t seen Victory Lane on tour yet, he’ll have his best chance Friday at Jacksonville. Cockrum won a POWRi National Midget League race there in 2013 and charged from 15th-to-5th in a 2016 POWRi WAR Sprint Car League event.

His last two Xtreme Outlaw starts ended with finishes of fifth and sixth, boosting him into the Series points lead.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT – Alex Bright’s first Xtreme Outlaw victory of the season came at a perfect time. The Collegeville, PA-driver bagged a victory in the opening night of the STL Firecracker Faceoff at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in June, two Series races after suffering a DNF at Lake Ozark Speedway in April.

He and the Hummer Motorsports team now turn their attention to Illinois, where they aim for their first Non-Wing Sprint Car wins together at Jacksonville and Spoon River. They’re coming off a big weekend in Pennsylvania, scoring back-to-back Feature wins with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars, and aim to keep that momentum rolling as they head for the Midwest.

SUPER MARIO – Currently sitting fourth in Series points, Mario Clouser is one of three drivers in the top-five without a win thus far. However, signs do point to a potential trip to Victory Lane this weekend.

Clouser, of Chatham, IL, won the most recent 410 Non-Wing Sprint Car event at Spoon River, taking the checkers in June of last year en route to his first WAR Sprint Car League championship. He also won a POWRi Midget event at Jacksonville in 2012, showing he knows his way around both tracks.

In recent Xtreme competition, Clouser was contending for his first win in both nights at I-55, leading laps in both Features and bagging a runner-up finish to Jake Swanson in the Saturday night finale.

WAR LORDS – Current POWRi WAR Sprint Car League points leader Kory Schudy, of Battlefield, MO, has ruled over the Missouri-heavy schedule in 2022, winning a league-high three Features in the first 14 races.

He leads the WAR charge into Illinois for the first time this season with a 490-point lead on second-place Steven Russell, a native Illinoisan, and a 500-point gap on Anthony Nicholson.

Nicholson, of Bartlett, TN, won a WAR event at Spoon River in June 2019.

SIZE MATTERS – Already having competed on a 1/2-mile and two 1/3-mile ovals, the Xtreme Outlaw field now takes on the 1/4-mile of Jacksonville and 3/8-mile of Spoon River.

Wesley Smith, of Nixa, MO, currently sits sixth in Series points and already owns a WAR Feature win at the 1/4-mile Double X Speedway and 3/8-mile Central Missouri Speedway this year.

Photo credit – Jacy Norgaard

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.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions On Deck at Silver Dollar Speedway

Gold Cup Returns to Glory with Split Prelims, New Format, More Money, Added Fun

CHICO, CA - September 7, 2022 - The 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Riebes Auto Parts has finally arrived.

Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA is set to host 60 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitors this weekend as the most famous Sprint Car event on the West Coast returns for another year. Marking the first running for SLC Promotions, they've brought back the split-field preliminary shows, they've changed up the format, they've added more money to the purse, and they've brought back the pre/post-race fun.

The four-day event officially begins on Wednesday with a Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 race and Tim Dugger concert, then The Greatest Show on Dirt headlines the slate from Thursday-Saturday. After the split-field races on Thursday and Friday, they'll all come back on Saturday to battle for the famed Gold Cup and a $25,000 payday.

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

SPLIT-FIELD: For the first time since 2009, the Gold Cup Race of Champions returns to split-field tradition with half the field racing in Thursday's preliminary and the other half in Friday's preliminary. It's a unique claim that only the Knoxville Nationals and Gold Cup can make on the current World of Outlaws schedule. Like Knoxville, Thursday & Friday victories will not count as official Series wins, but Saturday's $25,000-to-win finale will count in the record books.

Thursday's list includes the likes of Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Corey Day, Ryan Timms, Justin Sanders, Mitchell Faccinto, Willie Croft, Tanner Carrick, Andy Forsberg, and more.

Friday's field features names such as Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Jacob Allen, Spencer Bayston, Dominic Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Kerry Madsen, Austin McCarl, DJ Netto, Colby Copeland, and more. 

TITLE DEFENSE: Last year, Logan Schuchart became the first Pennsylvania native to win the Gold Cup since "The Black Bandit" Stevie Smith did it in 1993. He'll return to Silver Dollar Speedway this weekend trying to become the fifth driver in World of Outlaws history to win back-to-back Gold Cup titles - joining Kyle Larson (2011-12), Steve Kinser (2002-03), Jac Haudenschild (1998-99), and Andy Hillenburg (1994-95).

A three-time World of Outlaws winner in 2022, Schuchart's Shark Racing team has collected wins at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway, Jackson (MN) Motorplex, and Skagit (WA) Speedway last week. If it can't be the #1S, his #1A teammate could be a contender to follow him up as well. Jacob Allen is another three-time winner this year, enjoying a career-year and a career-best streak with nine consecutive top-10 finishes entering this week.

KEEPING THE CUP: For a pair of California natives on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trail, the Gold Cup Race of Champions offers a chance to win the biggest race in their home state. Both Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, and Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, are multi-time winners at Silver Dollar Speedway, yet neither have claimed the prestigious Gold Cup finale to this point. 

Sweet, who currently leads the standings in pursuit of a fourth straight World of Outlaws title, will have no thoughts of point-racing this week. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 has topped two Gold Cup prelims and finished on the podium of Saturday's finale multiple times, but still chases that elusive title in the event he now promotes.

Macedo, who leads the Series with an impressive 11 victories, returns to the site of his first-career World of Outlaws win this week. He's conquered Silver Dollar in the Tarlton Racing #21, Kyle Larson Racing #2, and now hopes to add the Jason Johnson Racing #41 to that list this week.

They're trying to become the seventh Californian in the World of Outlaws era to win Gold Cup, a list headlined by Johnny Anderson (1980), Darrell Hanestad (1989), Jason Meyers (2010, 2013), Kyle Larson (2011-12), Jonathan Allard (2014), and Rico Abreu (2016, 2018).

LOCAL LOVE: As usual, when the World of Outlaws roll into California the home-state heroes are ready to step up and showcase their talents to the world. That will be no different this weekend as the race they all grew up idolizing begins the return to glory. The names to watch are plentiful.

The top-seven in NARC 410 points will all be in action including Dominic Scelzi, Willie Croft, Bud Kaeding, Mitchell Faccinto, Max Mittry, Shane Golobic, and Justin Sanders. There's also Tanner Carrick, who led half of last year's Feature before his tail tank come loose. Don't forget about Core Day either, the 16-year-old sensation topped a NARC show at Silver Dollar earlier this year and already owns two World of Outlaws runner-up finishes.

There are several others to look for including Tim Kaeding, Andy Forsberg, Kaleb Montgomery, Sean Becker, DJ Netto, Joel Myers Jr., Ryan Bernal, Chase Johnson, Blake Carrick, and more. 

MEN OF MANY HATS: The 2022 edition of Gold Cup is the first to be operated by new Silver Dollar Speedway promoters SLC Promotions - Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, Colby Copeland. The three California friends, who grew up in the golden era of Gold Cup, are committed to bringing the West Coast staple back to national fame. They've split the field, they've added more money, they've brought back the party atmosphere, and so much more as they begin to fulfill that dream this week.

Along with their managerial duties, each of the three promoters will be swapping out their radio for a helmet at some point this week. Larson and Sweet will compete in Thursday's preliminary with Copeland running in Friday's preliminary before the big dance on Saturday.

THE FORMAT: With roughly 60 cars entered for this weekend's Gold Cup, fans can expect 30-ish cars to qualify on both Thursday and Friday before Saturday's finale. The prelim format includes Qualifying, four Heat Races, a Last Chance Showdown, and Feature. Racers will be battling for points every time they hit the track with each session progressively weighing more to incentivize the competition. It starts with Qualifying at 100 down by one-point, then Heats at 100 down by two-points, and then Features at 200 down by three-points.

A Heat Race inversion will also be used with the top-24 overall qualifiers flip-flopped into Heats, placing QuickTime sixth and needing a top-five transfer to make his preliminary Feature. After prelims, the top-two point-getters from both Thursday and Friday will lock-in for Saturday's $25,000-to-win finale. The next 40 in points will go to Heat Races on Saturday with winners earning a ticket to the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash alongside the locked-in drivers.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Thursday-Saturday, September 8-10 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (59/75 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (7,556 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-72 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-98 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-206 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-208 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-310 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-466 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-500 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-652 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-820 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
4 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
272 laps – Brad Sweet
253 laps – Carson Macedo
189 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
186 laps – David Gravel
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
94 laps – Jacob Allen
67 laps – Logan Schuchart
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
30 laps – James McFadden
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
13 laps – Cory Eliason
12 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
9 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo*
8 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
6 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*, Jacob Allen
3 QuickTimes – Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (48 Drivers):
20 Heat Wins – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
17 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
15 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
12 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, James McFadden
6 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Noah Gass, Tim Kaeding

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (55 Drivers):
33 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
32 Dashes – Carson Macedo
24 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
22 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston
20 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen
4 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Robbie Price, Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Corey Day
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Ryan Timms, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (34 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston
2 LCS Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (28 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen

PODIUM FINISHES (31 Drivers):
22 Podiums – Carson Macedo
21 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – David Gravel
14 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – Donny Schatz
11 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – James McFadden, Jacob Allen
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms

TOP 10 FINISHES (59 Drivers):
49 Top 10s – David Gravel
48 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
45 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
44 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
42 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
37 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
32 Top 10s – James McFadden
31 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
29 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
16 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
6 Top 10s – Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne,
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich, Corey Day
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease, Dominic Scelzi, Trey Starks
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Robbie Price, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Ryan Timms
1 Top 10 – Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumesny, Daryn Pittman, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Logan Schuchart (NP)
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Jacob Allen (NP)
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (2)
53. Sat. Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Carson Macedo (9)
54. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (4)
55. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Carson Macedo (10)
56. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Logan Schuchart (3)
57. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / Sheldon Haudenschild (9)
58. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA / David Gravel (6)
69. Mon, Sept. 5 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA / Carson Macedo (11)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: World of Outlaws make Port Royal return for Nittany Showdown, Oct. 7-8

PORT ROYAL, PA (Sept. 6, 2022) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude its 2022 battle with the PA Posse at Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown, Oct. 7-8.

After picking the battle back up at Williams Grove Speedway, the two groups will have two more chances to pick up a Pennsylvania victory during the Nittany Showdown doubleheader.

The two races will also be key points in the World of Outlaws championship battle as there will only be two races following them before the championship determining World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 2-5.

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NITTANY SHOWDOWN – Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8
Track: Port Royal Speedway
Location: Port Royal, PA
To Win: $10,000 (Friday) / $15,000 (Saturday)
Latest Winner: Kyle Larson (July 20)

Notables: Kyle Larson has been one of the most dominant drivers at Port Royal Speedway the last three years, spoiling the World of Outlaws versus PA Posse battling by winning in July and sweeping the Nittany Showdown in 2020.

Before his command of the half-mile track, that reign belonged to 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. He won three straight Series events at the track from 2017 to 2019. However, he’s been hit and miss at the track in his last few visits there. He finished 19th there in July and had two top-four finishes in 2021. Having won his 11th Knoxville Nationals title this year on the half-mile Knoxville Raceway, he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team will enter the event, knowing they have a solid half-mile package.

Spencer Bayston, the leading Rookie of the Year contender this year picked up his second career Series win at Port Royal during the Nittany Showdown last year. He has two wins this season, but since hasn’t found solid consistency. He and his CJB Motorsports team will be eager build momentum for a strong end to the season with another Port Royal win.

PA Posse members Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, and Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, will lead the group into the battle with the World of Outlaws, having finished second and third, respectively, in July. Dietrich has nine national series wins at the speedway, including one in July, while Macri has 19, including one in June.

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.

 

 

RALLY CAPS: Carson Macedo Overcomes Early Deficit for Labor Day Win at Grays Harbor

Macedo's 11th Win of Season Matches Career-Best with 14 Features Left

ELMA, WA - September 5, 2022 - After qualifying 13th at Grays Harbor Raceway, Carson Macedo rolled out to start fifth in his Heat Race and his Vegas odds quickly dropped. However, if there is anything that America loves on the opening weekend of College Football, it's a good comeback; Carson Macedo offered just that in Monday's Labor Day Spectacular.

Driving from fifth-to-first in seven laps during Heat One, Macedo passed the likes of Brad Sweet and James McFaddento put his Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 in a crucial redraw position. From there, he took care of business with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win and then led wire-to-wire for his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of 2022.

His come-from-behind rally makes Macedo only the second driver this year to win a Feature after starting row three in the Heat Race. He went fifth-to-first to join Kyle Larson, who qualified 22nd and advanced from sixth-to-second in his Heat before ultimately winning at Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl in March. Those two, plus David Gravel at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, are the only drivers this year to win after qualifying outside the top-10.

It was never a matter of being down and out, but a matter of how bad this team was willing to work their way out of a hole. They quickly proved they were up for the task and thought of that iconic quote from the team's namesake, Jason Johnson - "S**T, I WANTED TO WIN."

"I was pretty let down after qualifying because we executed really well for when we out, but we just got buried as the track fell off," Macedo mentioned. "Starting fifth and winning your Heat is usually unheard of these days against this kind of field. The minute we got behind the eight-ball, these guys stepped up. I can't say enough about this car and the work that Philip [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Repetz] do."

Leading from flag to flag in the 30-lap Feature, Macedo was forced to fend off early attacks from Brad Sweet, a middle-stage surge from Jacob Allen, and a late-race run from David Gravel. The 26-year-old welcomed every challenge and sent them all packing as he claimed his 28th career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt, placing him 23rd on the All-Time Win List.

"I was pretty nervous, honestly," Macedo explained. "I don't think I've ever run a race that patient before and actually won it. I thought I would try and detour from my plan because I felt unsure at times, but I'm glad I stayed down. I've been moving around recently while out front and it has got me in trouble. I wanted to make them drive around me if anything."

Advancing from eighth to second and offering a last-minute bid for the win was David Gravel aboard the Big Game Motorsports, Huset's Speedway, Billion Automotive #2. The current championship runner-up drove by Schatz, then Sweet, then Allen as he found himself hunting down Macedo over the closing circuits. Working a lane lower than the #41, Gravel made his way to the rear bumper but ultimately fell short of a seventh win by 0.557-seconds.

"I was staying lower down the straightaways and gaining a ton of grip that way," Gravel noted. "We had a great car, I just didn't get there in time. I was super comfortable on the bottom and knew I was making ground on him. That was a pretty good rebound considering how much we struggled in the Heat Race. We definitely got it right in the Feature."

Rounding out the podium with another noteworthy performance was Jacob Allen in third aboard the Shark Racing, Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A. The Hanover, PA native earned a career-best finish at Grays Harbor, extended his career-best streak of nine consecutive top-10 finishes, and padded his career-best numbers with an eighth podium finish of the season.

"I started to try the middle when I got stuck on the outside, but the track felt too dirty on the exit," Allen added. "I tried to clean it off and maybe find some rubber, but it never worked out. I'm glad that I was trying stuff because I wouldn't have passed him if I didn't move around. It always feels good to be on the podium against the Outlaws."

The only two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions in the field closed out the top five with Brad Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing #49 in fourth and Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 in fifth.

Finishing out the top-10 at Grays Harbor was Australian James McFadden in sixth, the KSE Hard Charger Kerry Madsen in seventh-from-22nd, 16-year-old California sensation Corey Day in eighth, dominant Washington native Trey Starks in ninth, and Tarlton Racing's Mitchell Faccinto in the tenth spot.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now heads south for the first of two weeks in California. It all begins on Thursday-Saturday, September 8-10 with the famed 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [8][$6,000]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,500]; 6. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,300]; 7. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [22][$2,200]; 8. 14-Corey Day [12][$2,100]; 9. 55-Trey Starks [17][$2,050]; 10. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [5][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$1,600]; 12. 17S-JJ Hickle [10][$1,400]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20][$1,200]; 14. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [21][$1,100]; 15. 20G-Noah Gass [15][$1,050]; 16. 7-Tyler Thompson [23][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 18. 5T-Ryan Timms [13][$1,000]; 19. 5-Spencer Bayston [14][$1,000]; 20. 18T-Tanner Holmes [19][$1,000]; 21. 7S-Robbie Price [18][$1,000]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$1,000]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$1,000]; 24. 2L-Logan Forler [16][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83JR-Kerry Madsen[+15]

NEW Championship Standings (56/72 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (7,556); 2. David Gravel (-72); 3. Carson Macedo (-98); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-206); 5. Donny Schatz (-208); 6. Logan Schuchart (-310); 7. James McFadden (-466); 8. Spencer Bayston (-500); 9. Jacob Allen (-652); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-820).

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars to make Atomic Speedway debut

WAVERLY, OH (Sept. 5, 2022) – The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation enters the final stretch of its inaugural championship season with its debut at Atomic Speedway.

The doubleheader weekend, Oct. 7-8, will see the best non-winged Sprint Car drivers compete for a $5,000 payday on Friday and then a $6,000 top prize on Saturday.

It’ll also mark the Series’ first and only visit to Ohio this year.

Event Info: https://bit.ly/3KJTCJb

XTREME OUTLAWS @ ATOMIC – Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8
Track: Atomic Speedway
Location: Waverly, OH
To Win: $5,000 (Friday) / $6,000 (Saturday)

Notables: The inaugural season for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars has seen five different winners in the first six events – the next two will be ran at Jacksonville Speedway (Sept. 9) and Spoon River Speedway (Sept. 10).

Currently, CJ Leary is the only repeat winner with the other four winners being Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, Alex Bright and Jake Swanson. And while he’s yet to pick up a win with the Series, Shane Cockrum currently leads the points over Bright.

And of that group, Bacon has already picked up a win at Atomic this year with the USAC National Sprint Car Series – leading all 30 laps. Robert Ballou was second and Leary was third.

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.

 

 

FEELIN' FRUITY: David Gravel Banks $26,000 at Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals

Gravel Scores 75th Career World of Outlaws Win at 30-Years-Old

ALGER, WA - September 3, 2022 - The sixth different winner in six races at Skagit Speedway brought us a new champion of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on Saturday night.

Leading all 35 laps, David Gravel outlasted Brad Sweet and Spencer Bayston in a torrid run through lap traffic to cash the $26,000 check in front of a packed house at the Alger, WA facility. The victory not only cut his championship deficit down to -76 points but also delivered a milestone moment for Gravel as he collected his 75th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

Only reading the box score would be a bit misleading as Bayston for the first 28 laps and Sweet for the final seven never let Gravel gain an edge over the competition. After the only restart of the race on Lap 6, the lead trio never let each other out of sight and saved the best for last when they nearly went side-by-side for the lead at the white flag lap.

Ultimately, Gravel survived the challenges of both competitors and held on to win by 0.242-seconds at the stripe. It's his third win at Washington's Skagit Speedway and his sixth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season aboard the Big Game Motorsports, Huset's Speedway, Billion Automotive #2.

"I saw his right front at the white flag so I knew he was close," Gravel said on the final lap. "He got halfway underneath me, but I was always really comfortable on the bottom of turns 1&2, so I felt fine. You try to be somewhat conservative so you can step it up if you need to like that. The track changed quite a bit and the car changed with it, so shoutout to my guys Cody [Jacobs], Trey [Bowman], and Zach [Patterson]. It feels great to get another big win."

Falling short at the checkered flag with his ninth runner-up result of 2022 was championship leader Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49."The Big Cat" rallied by Bayston and made his way to Gravel for the win, but struggled to complete the pass in the closing laps as he chased his fifth win of the year. He'll now put on the business cap as he promotes and competes in next week's Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

"It was close," Sweet said with a smirk. "I got under him off turn four, but I just needed to be a bit more forward on him. I saw the white and I knew he would try to get down on me. It was good, hard racing, though. I got by Spencer and knew I could pace David, but it was about waiting for the right opportunity. He did a great job of moving around a lot and I struggled to time that. It hurts a bit, I definitely think we had a car capable of winning, but happy to leave here with three top-fives."

After hounding Gravel all throughout the opening half of the race, Spencer Bayston slipped back to finish third and complete an impressive turnaround on the weekend. It's the first podium for the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender since they last won at Huset's (ND) Speedway in June. Now the Lebanon, IN native turns attention to his Gold Cup Race of Champions debut in the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber, Signing Day Sports #5.

"That's a win in our books right now," Bayston said in his return to the podium. "I'm so proud of Barry [Jackson], Scott [Vogelsong], and Hayden [Lloyd]. A lot of work has gone into getting me more and more comfortable. There are just certain things that I feel I need as a rookie to carry me and the car, and I think we're getting back there. It feels awesome to be back on a podium and contending for wins again."

James McFadden, who was a winning contender that was dealt heartbreak on Thursday and Friday, wrapped up his challenging weekend at Skagit with a fourth-place finish in the Roth Motorsports #83. He was followed by Robbie Price, of Cobble Hill, British Columbia, who drove the Jason Sides #7S to his second-career top-five finish in as many weeks.

Closing out the top-10 on Saturday night was Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Brock Zearfoss in the Brock Zearfoss Racing #3Z, and Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A.

UP NEXT (Mon) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take Sunday off before resuming racing on Monday, September 5 with a Labor Day Spectacular at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [1][$26,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$8,000]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$4,000]; 4. 83-James McFadden [3][$3,000]; 5. 7S-Robbie Price [6][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [9][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,100]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,000]; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes [10][$1,600]; 12. 14-Corey Day [15][$1,400]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 14. 17S-JJ Hickle [13][$1,100]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [18][$1,050]; 16. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,000]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 18. 5T-Ryan Timms [23][$1,000]; 19. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [22][$1,000]; 20. 46JR-Joel Myers [19][$1,000]; 21. 96-Greg Hamilton [11][$1,000]; 22. 2L-Logan Forler [14][$1,000]; 23. 18-Jason Solwold [20][$1,000]; 24. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8].

NEW Championship Standings (55/72 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (7,414); 2. David Gravel (-76); 3. Carson Macedo (-106); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-168); 5. Donny Schatz (-206); 6. Logan Schuchart (-274); 7. James McFadden (-462); 8. Spencer Bayston (-470); 9. Jacob Allen (-654); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-794).

 

 

HOW 'BOUT THEM APPLES: Sheldon Haudenschild Tops Night Two of Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals

Heartbreaking DNF Takes Potential First Win of Season from James McFadden

ALGER, WA - September 3, 2022 - Since winning an impressive eight times through the first 32 races, Sheldon Haudenschild experienced the opposite end of the spectrum as he was dealt a 21-race winless streak from late June into early September.

On Friday night, the Wooster, OH native compiled his Skagit Speedway expertise with a lightning-fast NOS Energy Drink #17 and a little bit of luck to finally end that drought and bring the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing team back to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Rolling from the pole position after winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Haudenschild fell to second off the initial start of the 30-lapper as outside polesitter James McFadden busted out of the gates strong. It seemed as if the cards were in the favor of J-Mac, who last won 70 races ago on the 2021 Friday portion of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals.

However, heartbreak soon struck and brought nothing but agony to the Roth Motorsports #83 team. The Australian, who commanded the opening 16 laps, slowed to a stop as a mechanical issue derailed his pursuit of that elusive first World of Outlaws win of the season.

McFadden's loss was Haudenschild's gain as the 29-year-old restarted with the race lead, and never relinquished it. He drove off to a 0.799-second margin of victory to claim his second win at the Alger, WA facility and the 31st of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"I was having a bit of deja vu thinking about those races last year here against James in the #9," Haudenschild said. "I saw that big puff of smoke come out and you could smell him rolling around, so I knew something was up. It just feels great to be back on top. It feels like haven't won a race in such a long time. We made some great times from yesterday, and hopefully, we can find a little more to be better for tomorrow's big one."

Chasing his good friend to the finish line in Friday's Feature was Jacob Allen, who earned a career-best second-place effort at Skagit Speedway. The Shark Racing, Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A is up to seven-straight top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws, another career-best mark for the Hanover, PA native.

"I really thought we had a legitimate shot to win rolling through lap traffic," Allen noted, going for his fourth win of the year. "We just couldn't get back to the field after James fell out, but I thought my car was really great. It's always good to be on the podium with the World of Outlaws."

Using a late surge to steal the third spot, Carson Macedo earned his Series-best 21st podium of the season in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. The Lemoore, CA native now turns his attention to Saturday's showcase as the defending champion of the $26,000/Win Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals.

"It's never easy with the Outlaws, especially when I force myself to go back and forth like that," Macedo mentioned. "Logan [Schuchart] kind of showed me the bottom and once I found that, I could definitely make up some ground. We've got some work to do before the big one tomorrow night."

One of the biggest stories of the night was Joel Myers Jr., of Sebastopol, CA, who finished fourth in his second-ever attempt with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The #46JR pilot joins Corey Day (Clovis, CA) and Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, OK) as the third 16-year-old gasser to record a top-five finish with the Series this season.

Rounding out the top-five was championship leader Brad Sweet with his 10th consecutive top-five finish at Skagit Speedway. A fifth-place run for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 extended the title advantage to +80 points over David Gravel with 12 point races remaining until the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday night was Pennsylvania's Logan Schuchart in sixth, North Dakota's Donny Schatz in seventh, Washington's Trey Starks in eighth, Connecticut's David Gravel in ninth, and California's Dominic Scelzi in tenth. NOS NOTEBOOK (Skagit Speedway, 9/3/22)

Sheldon Haudenschild's ninth win of the season officially makes 2022 the winningest campaign of his six-year career with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. His 31st career victory with The Greatest Show on Dirtpushes him past Bobby Allen to claim sole possession of 21st on the All-Time Win List.

A runner-up result for Jacob Allen rewarded him with career-best statistics in three separate categories on Friday night. The P2 run marked his career-best seventh-straight top-10 finish, his career-best finish at Skagit, and gave him a career-best seven podiums on the season.

At 16 years, 4 months, 21 days, Joel Myers Jr. is the third youngest top-five finisher in World of Outlaws history behind Ryan Timms (16 years, 1 day) and Corey Day (16 years, 3 months, 27 days).

Brad Sweet made it back-to-back QuickTime Awards, topping My Place Hotels Qualifying this time at 11.651 seconds around Skagit Speedway. He earned another NOS Energy Drink Heat Race win, bringing his total to 212 career wins along with Sheldon Haudenschild (79th career), Logan Schuchart (104th career), and Jacob Allen (48th career).

For the second night in a row, Jesse Schlotfeldt won the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown. Tyler Thompson of Harrisburg, OR, earned the final transfer and then KSE Hard Charger honors with a 24th-to-16th drive in the 30-lap Feature.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals concludes on Saturday, September 3 as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series battles for a $26,000-to-win top prize at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. 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. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$5,500]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$3,200]; 4. 46JR-Joel Myers [4][$2,600]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,350]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,150]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,100]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [12][$1,950]; 9. 2-David Gravel [16][$1,900]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$1,850]; 11. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [17][$1,400]; 12. 7S-Robbie Price [19][$1,200]; 13. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,000]; 14. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [21][$1,000]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,000]; 16. 7-Tyler Thompson [24][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [23][$1,000]; 19. 5-Spencer Bayston [20][$1,000]; 20. 14-Corey Day [7][$1,000]; 21. 19-Colby Thornhill [9][$1,000]; 22. 83-James McFadden [2][$1,000]; 23. 17S-JJ Hickle [14][$1,000]; 24. 18-Jason Solwold [18][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-16, Sheldon Haudenschild 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Tyler Thompson[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (54/72 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (7,268); 2. David Gravel (-80); 3. Carson Macedo (-96); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-160); 5. Donny Schatz (-194); 6. Logan Schuchart (-252); 7. James McFadden (-458); 8. Spencer Bayston (-468); 9. Jacob Allen (-638); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-780).

 

 

EVERGREEN EXPERT: Logan Schuchart Surges by Brad Sweet for Third Skagit Speedway Score

Third Win of 2022, 33rd of World of Outlaws Career for Shark Racing Star

ALGER, WA - September 1, 2022 - Logan Schuchart opened the 2022 trip to Washington on Thursday night exactly how he ended the 2021 swing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - in Victory Lane.

While perfecting the middle groove around Skagit Speedway, the Hanover, PA native baited championship leader Brad Sweet into leaving the bottom, capitalizing on Lap 22 to take the lead and stop Sweet's bid for the fourth perfect night of the season. It was a finish that came down to the wire - proof by the 0.135-second margin of difference at the white flag - as the two stars sliced and diced their way through tight lap traffic.

The Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S made one final move on the 30th circuit to seal the deal as Schuchart scored his third win of the season and 33rd of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt. His third score at Alger, WA's Skagit Speedway gives him back-to-back wins in "The Evergreen State" to go along with last year's Grays Harbor Raceway win, where the Series returns on Monday, September 5.

Schuchart will return for night two of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on Friday, September 2 with the chance for back-to-back wins at the Kevin Rudeen & Peter Murphy owned facility, something that hasn't been done since Schuhcart himself last did it in 2019. All of the action is building towards Saturday's finale with a $26,000-to-win finale on the line.

"I honestly felt like our #1S was better tonight, but I knew I needed to time the run perfect to get by him," Schuchart said. "Brad is such a smart driver, so he's not going to make many mistakes. I knew I would have to capitalize on him being a little conservative, and luckily we did it at the right time. I figured he was getting back to me the last few laps because I could tell the bottom was getting faster, but thankfully we made the right call in traffic and had enough to hold him off."

After suffering a 32-race drought from April to August, Schuchart and the Shark #1S have now won two of the last four point races at Jackson (MN) Motorplex and Skagit (WA) Speedway. The 29-year-old will have plenty of more chances to add to that over the next week at Skagit, Grays Harbor, and Silver Dollar (CA) Speedway, where he returns as the defending Gold Cup champion.

"I can't thank my guys enough," he continued. "Ronald Helmick, Todd Berkheimer, they're working their butts off. We struggled throughout the first half of the season, but I think we're building a strong second wind here."

Finishing second after leading the first 21 laps was Brad Sweet, who fell short of a perfect night by 1.068-seconds at the checkered flag. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team still managed to expand their championship lead to 70-points over David Gravel as they continue to chase a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws title. Thursday's P2 effort now bumps "The Big Cat" to nine-straight top-five results at Skagit Speedway, a track he conquered for the first time last year.

"I think Logan was just better than us, all night honestly," Sweet admitted. "He was able to pace me in the Dash and we tried to make a few changes to get better in the Feature, but he could stay with me so well. I mean he drove right around me even when I was hitting my marks. He was a lot more maneuverable than us tonight, especially in traffic. It was a bit tricky deciphering the grip or slick spots. We'll come back tomorrow and work on this thing some more."

Earning his 13th podium of the season and 13th podium at Skagit Speedway was Donny Schatz with a third-place effort in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Sage Fruit, Ford Performance #15. A P3 run extends his mark as the longest active streak of top-10 finishes with his last 12 races averaging a 4.0 finish for the Fargo, ND native.

"I know I got to see a pretty good race unfold right in front of me," Schatz noted. "I tried to gather it up and get in there to battle with those guys, but we just didn't have it tonight. We'll work on it and try to be better."

[Sweet's closest championship counterparts Carson Macedo (-100) and David Gravel (-72), who are both former winners at Skagit Speedway, closed out the top-five on Thursday night.

Rounding out the top-10 was an eclectic group including Australia's Kerry Madsen in sixth, Pennsylvania's Jacob Allen in seventh, California's Corey Day in eighth, Washington's Trey Starks in ninth, and Ohio's Sheldon Haudenschild in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (Skagit Speedway, 9/1/22)

Logan Schuchart's third win makes him the ninth driver this season to record at least three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, joining Macedo (10), Haudenchild (8), Gravel (5), Marks (5), Sweet (4), Larson (4), Schatz (3), and Allen (3). At 33 career wins, Schuchart now sits only three triumphs away from tying Shane Stewart (36), of Bixby, OK, for 19th on the All-Time Win List. He's also the fifth driver to earn three World of Outlaws wins at Skagit Speedway, entering a club with Schatz (4), Wolfgang (3), Blaney (3), and Saldana (3).

Brad Sweet opened his perfect night bid by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying for the sixth time this season, circling Skagit in 12.222 seconds. It's his 67th career QuickTime Award, which ranks sixth this century behind Saldana (147), Schatz (102), Gravel (95), McMahan (79), and Lasoski (75).

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Sweet (211th career), James McFadden (32nd career), Logan Schuchart (103rd career), and Jacob Allen (47th career). Sweet's strong night continued with a win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, marking his Series-best sixth pole position of the season.

A group of five drivers made their World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut on Thursday night. Three of those fresh faces made the show including Joel Myers Jr. (Sebastopol, CA) finished 19th, Greg Hamilton (Burlington, WA) finished 22nd, and Jesse Schlotfeldt (Arlington, WA) finished 24th; while Colby Thornhill (Enumclaw, WA) and Bailey Jean (Granite Falls, WA) wrapped up in the Last Chance Showdown.

Eight drivers qualified for their first NOS Energy Drink Feature of the 2022 season, bringing the count to 191 different Feature starters through 53 races. Washingtonians Trey Starks (9th) and Jason Solwold (13th) led the way over Tanner Holms (14th), Logan Forler (17th), Joel Myers Jr. (19th), Tyler Thompson (21st), Greg Hamilton (22nd), and Jesse Schlotfeldt (24th).

Driving forward by +7 positions, Noah Gass of Mounds, OK earned his fourth KSE Hard Charger Award of the year. He ranks third in that category behind Haudenschild (10) and Schuchart (5).

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals continue on Friday, September 2 as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues to build towards Saturday's $26,000-to-win finale at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [8][$2,600]; 5. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,350]; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,150]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$2,100]; 8. 14-Corey Day [10][$1,950]; 9. 55-Trey Starks [11][$1,900]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,850]; 11. 7S-Robbie Price [12][$1,400]; 12. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,200]; 13. 18-Jason Solwold [13][$1,000]; 14. 18T-Tanner Holmes [16][$1,000]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$1,000]; 16. 17S-JJ Hickle [22][$1,000]; 17. 2L-Logan Forler [19][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [25][$]; 19. 46JR-Joel Myers [23][$1,000]; 20. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [20][$1,000]; 21. 7-Tyler Thompson [24][$1,000]; 22. 96-Greg Hamilton [14][$1,000]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$1,000]; 24. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [21][$1,000]; 25. 83-James McFadden [6][$1,000]. Lap Leaders:Brad Sweet 1-21, Logan Schuchart 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (53/72 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (7,128); 2. David Gravel (-72); 3. Carson Macedo (-100); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-170); 5. Donny Schatz (-190); 6. Logan Schuchart (-250); 7. James McFadden (-424); 8. Spencer Bayston (-440); 9. Jacob Allen (-644); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-760).

 

 

Format & Preliminary Rosters Finalized for Next Week's Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway

Inversions and Points Set the Stage for Saturday’s $25,000/Win Finale

CHICO, CA - September 1, 2022 - The 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Riebes Napa Auto Parts is only one week away from returning to the famed split-field tradition, and with that comes a new format at Silver Dollar Speedway.

With almost 60 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars expected to compete for glory at the Chico, CA bullring, the field will be split in two with half racing on Thursday, September 8 and half racing on Friday, September 9 before everyone battles each other for the $25,000 top prize on Saturday, September 10.

Notable names on Thursday include NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson, World of Outlaws championship contenders Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Logan Schuchart, teenage sensations Corey Day and Ryan Timms, and local stars Justin Sanders, Mitchell Faccinto, Tanner Carrick, among others.

On Friday, the field includes World of Outlaws stars Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, and Spencer Bayston, facing off against the likes of California natives Colby Copeland, Ryan Bernal, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, and many more. BUY TICKETS HERE

As far as the format, Points is the name of the game with Qualifying, Heat Races, and Features on your preliminary night setting the stage for Saturday's slate. As the night goes on, the points progressively grow more important with Qualifying starting at a one-point drop (100, 99, 98, etc.), then Heat Races including a two-point drop (100, 98, 96, etc.), and finally Features offering a three-point drop (200, 197, 194, etc.).

It gets interesting in the preliminary Heat Races with a six-car inversion flipping the field and creating some of the most exciting racing of the week. Only the top-five finishers from Heats will transfer to the preliminary Feature with those missing the cut forced to the Last Chance Showdown. From there, the fastest eight transfers will be inverted again for the Feature lineup with transfers starting heads up by points behind them.

The top-two point getters from Thursday, along with the top-two point getters from Friday, will lock-in for Saturday's DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and bypass Heat Races, where the next 40 in points will have to duel for a coveted transfer position.

Another four spots in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash are available for Heat Race winners with finishers 2nd-4th earning a Feature spot, and those finishing 5th-12th dividing into the LCS, C-Main, and D-Main.

Remember, all three nights of the 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Riebes Napa Auto Parts award appearance points only for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

A detailed breakdown of next week's format and preliminary rosters can be found below: SPLIT PRELIM FORMAT (Thursday-Friday)

All cars qualify for one flight together (1 car at a time, 2 laps each) QUALIFYING POINTS (1 point drop) - 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, etc. 4 Heat Races are lined up with a six-car inversion (QT starts 6th in Heat 1, etc.) Top 5 finishers from each Heat Race transfer straight to Feature HEAT RACE POINTS (2 point drop) - 100, 98, 96, 94, 92, etc. Last Chance Showdown is lined up by points with front row reserved for fastest 2 non-transfers Top 4 finishers transfer from LCS into the Feature Feature lineup includes fastest 8 Heat transfers inverted in front four rows (fastest starts 8th, etc.) Then 9th-20th are lined straight up by points for Heat transfers with 21st-24th for LCS transfers FEATURE POINTS (3 point drop) - 200, 197, 194, 191, 188, etc. LCS NON-TRANSFERS (3 point drop) - 128, 125, 122, 119, 116, etc.

FINALE FORMAT (Saturday)

Top 2 point-getters from EACH preliminary night lock-in for Saturday's DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Next 40 in points are lined straight up into 4 Heat Races by preliminary points 45th+ in points line up in Non-Qualifier(s) races with top 8 (if one) and top 4 (if two) tagging Heats Top 4 in Heat Races transfer to Feature with the winner advancing to DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash 5th-6th-7th to LCS, 8th-9th-10th to C-Main, 11th-12th-Non-Qualifiers to D-Main Top 2 transfer from D-Main and tag tail of the C-Main Top 4 transfer from C-Main and tag tail of the Last Chance Showdown The top 2 highest point totals that failed to transfer from Heats start front row of the LCS Top 4 transfer from LCS and tag tail of the $2,000/Start Feature Dash is lined up with lock-in drivers drawing for spots 1-4, and heat winners drawing for spots 5-8. Finish of 8-lap Dash determines lineup for front four rows of $25,000/Win Feature Behind Dash cars, Heat transfers 2nd-3rd-4th line up in positions 9th-20th ahead of LCS transfers.

* Preliminary night ties will be broken by Qualifying times. Any ties heading into Saturday's finale will be broken by preliminary Feature finish. Thursday, September 8 - Preliminary Roster

1S - ​Logan Schuchart 2K​ - Kaleb Montgomery 2X - Justin Sanders 3Z​ - Brock Zearfoss 5T ​Ryan Timms 5V​ Landon Brooks 6​ Bill Rose 9​ Tyler Brown 11​ Dylan Bloomfield 12J ​John Clark 14​ Corey Day 17​ Sheldon Haudenschild 17M ​Kalib Henry 18T Tanner Holmes 19​ Colby Thornhill 20​ Noah Gass 21​ Mitchell Faccinto 21​ Shane Hopkins 29​ Willie Croft 33T ​Jimmy Trulli 49​ Brad Sweet 54S ​Drake Standley 56 ​Dawson Hammes 57​ Kyle Larson 75​ Brian Boswell 77​ Ryan Lippincott 83​ James McFadden 83JR Kerry Madsen 83T Tanner Carrick 83V Sean Becker 98​ Michael Pombo Friday, September 9 - Preliminary Roster

01 ​Andy Gregg​ 1A Jacob Allen 2​ David Gravel 2S Jayce Steinburg 2XM ​Max Mittry 3F ​William Fielding 5​ Spencer Bayston 5B Colby Copeland 7​ Tyler Thompson 7S Robbie Price 7X Eddy Lewis 8JR Brian McGahan Jr. 11K Kraig Kiner 15​ Donny Schatz 15X Nick Parker 21M Michael Ing 22​ Ryan Bernal 24​ Chase Johnson 25S Seth Standley 38B Blake Carrick 41​ Carson Macedo 41sS Dominic Scelzi 42X Tim Kaeding 45 ​Jake Morgan 46JR Joel Myers Jr. 53​ Jesse Attard 57W Shane Golobic 69 ​Bud Kaeding 88 ​Austin McCarl 88N DJ Netto 92​ Andy Forsberg

 

 

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Ryan Timms joins Corey Day as latest 16-year-old standout on World of Outlaws tour
Timms will continue to follow the World of Outlaws through the Fall West Coast Swing

By Nick Graziano

BURLINGTON, WA – After finishing a Junior Sprint race, 13-year-old Ryan Timms was in front of a screen watching Brad Sweet win his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

It was a vision of a reality the Oklahoma native hoped to be true for him one day.

Three years later, a day after turning 16, Timms passed Sweet on a late restart at Red River Valley Speedway to finish second in his second World of Outlaws start and first at the North Dakota track.

While it was an eye-widening pass to many watching, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion wasn’t surprised.

“I thought Ryan Timms did a good job,” Sweet said. “We’ve had some good 16-year-olds this year racing with us. The future is bright for the sport. It’s fun that there’s such a wide variety of drivers out here right now and so many capable drivers of getting wins and running up front. It’s definitely tough competition.”

Timms became the second driver this year to break the record for youngest podium finisher, beating Corey Day by three months in age. Day, of Clovis, CA, finished second twice with the World of Outlaws in March during the West Coast Swing, driving for two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers.

“Figured my record wouldn’t stand for long with this kid being younger than me,” Day said on Twitter. “[Ryan Timms] is a bad man!”

The two teenage stars, who grew up racing against each other in the Micro Sprint ranks, will go head-to-head again for the Fall West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws, starting with the Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway, Sept. 1-3, and running through the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway, Sept. 17.

Day’s career path has had the added benefit of being under Meyer’s mentorship, while Timms and his family have built their own program.

Timms grew up going to the racetrack with his father, Randy, who raced Modifieds and Late Models. Eventually, the fun of only watching wore out. He wanted to race.

His father put him in a Junior Sprint at about 7-years-old and he climbed the ranks from there. Micros, Midgets, 360 Sprint Cars and then 410 Sprint Cars, picking up multiple wins along the way.

As Ryan continued to win, a career path started taking shape. Randy put his 25-year racing career aside to help focus on his son’s. And with Ryan's racing schedule increasing each year, he went to full online schooling after eighth grade.

“It’s not too bad,” he said about the adjustment. "I can do it all on the computer. I can get it done whenever."

“I’m a junior now, then have next year and I’m done. I plan on going full Sprint Car, just plan on racing all the time and hopefully I can make something of it because it is all or nothing.”

This year marks his first full season running the family-owned #5T 410 Sprint Car and it didn’t take long for “Timms” to become a household name in the Sprint Car community. With each stellar performance, including a win at Huset’s Speedway, anticipation for his World of Outlaws debut heightened.

When he finally turned 16, becoming eligible to race with the World of Outlaws, Timms gave merit to the hype.

In his first World of Outlaws start at River Cities Speedway, on his birthday, he went from 17th to ninth in the Feature, earning the KSE Hard Charger award. Then, the next night at Red River Valley, he outran his heroes to make history.

“It was kind of a pretty big shocker,” Timms said. “I expected down the road we would do good. Get some podiums and stuff. I definitely didn’t think we’d pull off a second that quick. To drive around someone like Brad Sweet and (David) Gravel and (Sheldon) Haudenschild, those are some of the best guys on the Outlaw tour. It’s pretty crazy really. Now that I’m taking it all in, it’s weird.

“I made a Twitter post saying how weird it is to watch myself race against Brad Sweet, but it is pretty cool.”

He credits his early Sprint Car success to his days in the Micro ranks. Racing at tracks like I-44 Riverside Speedway – about five minutes from his house – and Port City Raceway – now owned by World of Outlaws winner Shane Stewart – helped him develop skills he said made 410 Sprint Car racing at times seem slow.

“Port City, it’s one of the best Micro tracks, I think,” he said. “If you ever watch it, it looks the same as winged Sprint Car racing, just shrunk down. It’s basically all the same, I don’t know what you’d call it, movements, I guess. Same style. It’s actually a lot quicker reaction time in some instances in the Micros. It’s kind of like slow motion in a Sprint Car for me.”

While Timms is already living a life on the road, chasing the World of Outlaws and following his Sprint Car dream, he’s still a junior in school. That means going from racing on the weekends to having to hold off on interviews during the week so he can take a test.

“It’s a lot better going from the tests to Sprint Cars,” Timms said.

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Head West for Four-Race Washington Swing

Skagit Nationals Return on Thursday-Saturday, Followed by Gray's Harbor on Labor Day

ALGER, WA - August 30, 2022 - The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to the beautiful Pacific Northwest this week for a busy four nights of racing action in Washington.

The traditional west coast fall swing for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series begins with a Skagit Speedway tripleheader on Thursday-Saturday, September 1-3, as the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals offers a $25,000-to-win finale in Alger, WA. >From there, Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA takes the spotlight with a Labor Day Spectacular on Monday, September 5.

It's a weekend packed full of storylines from championship contenders Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, and Sheldon Haudenschild, to Washington winners Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, and Kraig Kinser, to local heroes Trey Starks and Robbie Price, to teenage sensations Ryan Timms and Corey Day.

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EVERY POSITION MATTERS: With 14 point races left until the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5, the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship remains up in the air. Entering this weekend, the lead trio including Brad Sweet (6,982 points), David Gravel (6,916 points), and Carson Macedo (9,886 points) are all separated by less than 100 markers.

While Gravel (5) and Macedo (10) outrank Sweet (4) in the win column, "The Big Cat" has used his unrivaled consistency to maintain the top spot with a 5.5 average finish in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. The three-time and defending champion outweighs his closest challengers in that category with Gravel (6.3) and Macedo (6.7) both nearly a full position lower.

They'll have four crucial nights in Washington to change the current outlook this week. Remember, it pays 150 points to win, then 146 points for second with a two-point drop per position.

FEELIN' FRUITY: It's only fitting that Donny Schatz unveils a new-look #15 with Sage Fruit colors ahead of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals this week. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing competitor enters the September 1-3 tripleheader fifth in the current standings following his 11th title at the Knoxville Nationals three weeks ago.

The Fargo, ND superstar has always shined at Skagit, earning four wins throughout his career and bolstering an impressive 3.8 average finish in his last 15 World of Outlaws Features at the Alger, WA track. The 10-time Series champion is only 34-points behind Sheldon Haudenschild for fourth in the points, and 92-points behind Carson Macedo for the third position.

Since the calendar flipped to July, the Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts entry has manufactured a stellar turnaround in performance with averages across the board rising. They've turned their average qualifying from 9.38 to 6.42, the average start has risen from 11.09 to 5.55, and the average finish has climbed from 8.68 to 5.35.

BACK TO THE NOTEBOOK: In total, eight of the current 15 full-time World of Outlaws drivers have scored a win with the Series in Washington, and they'll look to rely on that experience throughout this swing.

Along with Schatz (5 at Grays Harbor, 4 at Skagit), Logan Schuchart is the only other active driver to top both venues. The Shark Racing #1S swept Skagit in 2019 and mastered Grays Harbor for the first time last year. The DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products team recently made it two wins on the season with a Jackson Motorplex score, and they're dead set on returning to Victory Lane soon as they try to climb back into the top-five of the points.

Other Skagit winners include James McFadden, who is chasing his first win in the Roth Motorsports #83, and Sheldon Haudenschild, who hopes to end a 20-race winless streak in the NOS Energy Drink #17.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT: In his 40th career start on Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway, Robbie Price drove the Jason Sides-owned #7S to his first-career top-five finish with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. With that confidence in his bag, the Cobble Hill, British Columbia native returns to his two most experienced tracks on tour this weekend, Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Speedway.

The Canadian, who hails from four hours away, is not only an ASCS National Tour winner at Skagit, but he owns several starts with the World of Outlaws at both venues. Entering this familiar four-race swing, the 24-year-old owns a Series-best finish of 14th at both upcoming tracks.

YOUTH MOVEMENT: The future of Sprint Car Racing is in good hands with the current crop of teenage sensations making their way up the ranks. Already twice this year, two different 16-year-old stars have re-written the record for youngest podium finisher in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history.

Corey Day, of Clovis, CA, did it first during California's spring swing with not one, but two runner-up finishes at Bakersfield and Perris aboard the Meyers Construction #14. Last week, Ryan Timms, of Oklahoma City, OK, followed him up and beat him to the punch by three months with a runner-up result at Red River Valley at the mere age of 16 years, 1 day in the family-owned #5T.

Both Day and Timms finished 1-2 at a Huset's Speedway local show on Sunday, and now they're heading west where they'll meet The Greatest Show on Dirt at Skagit and Grays Harbor. They'll be joined by a handful of other newcomers on this swing including the likes of Colby Thornhill (Enumclaw, WA), Max Mittry (Redding, CA), Joel Meyers Jr. (Sebastopol, CA), and Dylan Bloomfield (Discovery Bay, CA).

DEFENDING HOME TURF: Trey Starks, of Puyallup, WA, enters this weekend as the hottest Washingtonian in Sprint Car Racing this year. The 26-year-old son of John Starks has been on fire in 2022, recording 12 victories, all within state lines at Skagit (8) and Grays Harbor (4). Two of those triumphs came under NARC sanction, including one at Skagit's Dirt Cup preliminary in June.

Starks will make his 105th start with the World of Outlaws this week, still pursuing his first-career top-five finish. Last year, he was a ninth-place finisher at both Skagit and Grays Harbor when the Series visited the Pacific Northwest. Keep your eye on the #44 with four opportunities for a career-best performance this week.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Thursday-Saturday, September 1-3 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA
Monday, September 5 at Gray's Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (55/72 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (6,982 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-66 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-96 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-154 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-188 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-254 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-380 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-420 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-634 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-728 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
10 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
5 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
4 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
2 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
251 laps – Brad Sweet
223 laps – Carson Macedo
175 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
151 laps – David Gravel
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
94 laps – Jacob Allen
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
58 laps – Logan Schuchart
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
12 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
9 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo*
6 QuickTimes – David Gravel
5 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
4 QuickTimes – Jacob Allen
3 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (48 Drivers):
20 Heat Wins – David Gravel
19 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
13 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
12 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart
11 Heat Wins – James McFadden
10 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Noah Gass, Tim Kaeding

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (53 Drivers):
31 Dashes – David Gravel
29 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
21 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston
20 Dashes – Jacob Allen
17 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Brian Brown
4 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck
2 Dashes – Robbie Price, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Ryan Timms

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (32 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden, Sheldon Haudenschild
3 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston
2 LCS Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (26 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle

PODIUM FINISHES (31 Drivers):
20 Podiums – Carson Macedo
19 Podiums – Brad Sweet
15 Podiums – David Gravel
13 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – Donny Schatz
10 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – James McFadden
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
6 Podiums – Jacob Allen
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms

TOP 10 FINISHES (56 Drivers):
45 Top 10s – David Gravel
44 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
41 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
40 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
39 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
35 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
30 Top 10s – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
25 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
16 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
15 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
6 Top 10s – Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Ryan Timms
1 Top 10 – Robbie Price, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumesny, Daryn Pittman

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Logan Schuchart (NP)
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Jacob Allen (NP)
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (2)
53. Sat. Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Carson Macedo (9)
54. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Brad Sweet (4)
55. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Carson Macedo (10)

 

1 MONTH PREVIEW: Another big payday awaits at Williams Grove’s National Open
The World of Outlaws versus PA Posse battle rages on with a $75,000 payday on the line

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Aug. 29, 2022) – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its final trip to the Northeast this season, another crown jewel title and large check will be waiting.

The historic Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway will again be a massive two-day event – Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 – with more than $80,000 available if someone can sweep the weekend ($10,000-to-win on Friday and $75,000-to-win on Saturday).

Both nights will see a race within a race as the iconic battle between the World of Outlaws and PA Posse rages on. They’ll enter the event 2-2 for the year with Brad Sweet and Jacob Allen having picked up wins for the World of Outlaws and Brent Marks and Lance Dewease having won for the Posse.

Tickets: GET HERE

CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN – Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct.1
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
To Win: $10,000 (Friday), $75,000 (Saturday)
2021 Winner: Carson Macedo

Notables: The National Open will be the Series’ third weekend at the historic half-mile track this year. In the three previous races, Brent Marks won the Morgan Cup in May, Lance Dewease returned to Victory Lane with the Series for the first time since 2019 during the Summer Nationals opener and then Brad Sweet broke his winless streak at Williams Grove in a big way, winning the Summer Nationals.

While the PA Posse enters the National Open with the upper hand on wins at Williams Grove this year, the World of Outlaws shut them out of the podium last year. Carson Macedo won the marquee event for the first time last year with Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart in second and Sheldon Haudenschild in third.

In the three Series events at Williams Grove this year, Haudenschild and Marks were the only two drivers to find the podium multiple times. Marks, of Myerstown, PA, already learned what it’s like to win the National Open in 2019, while Haudenschild is searching for his first.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz will be on the “to-watch” list again this year, having won his 11th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. With a newfound level of comfortability with the Ford FPS 410 engine, the six-time National Open winner will be poised to add another page to the novel of his crown jewel victories.

 

 

HANG TEN: Macedo Passes Sweet Late at Red River Valley for 10th Win of Season

Timms crosses P2 in second Series start to become youngest podium finisher in Series history

WEST FARGO, ND – August 27, 2022 – Riding second behind the defending champ in the late stages, Carson Macedo was chomping at the bit, looking for an opportunity to grab the lead. One swift dive low into the corner later, the lead, and later his 10th win of the season, was his.

Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, chased three-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet around Red River Valley Speedway for the first 19 laps of Saturday night’s Duel in the Dakotas Feature, challenging him several times to the inside but could never seem to pull close enough to make the move.

As the two maintained a torrid pace through lapped traffic, Sweet came up on a slower car at the exit of Turn 4 and was forced out of his lane but still held onto the top spot as he clicked-off Lap 18. Macedo took advantage of the situation, inching closer to Sweet down the front stretch and firing-off a pass attempt in Turn 2. Sweet was able to hold him off down the backstretch, but the clock was ticking.

“I knew once we got to traffic, if there wasn’t a lapped car in my lane, I could close-in quite a bit on [Sweet],” Macedo said. “I had done it on a [Lap 9] restart and gotten really close, but just couldn’t get to his inside, then I kinda got stuck behind him there for a minute.”

Macedo entered Turns 1-2 on the bottom once again the next time by, and this time, made it count. Sweet skated up high as he entered the corner, leaving the door open for Macedo down low, and watched the Jason Johnson Racing #41 go by at the exit of Turn 2.

Now with the lead, Macedo began to pull away in traffic and appeared to have it in the bag, until the yellow came out with three laps remaining. On the restart, Macedo was perfect, never letting any challenger get close as he brought it back across the stripe to collect his 10th Series win of the season.

“Ten wins – that’s crazy,” Macedo said. “Winning double digits in a single World of Outlaws season is really tough to do. Without JJR and this team – Philip [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp] and Nate [Repetz] – doing such a good job, I don’t think I could do it.”

Though Macedo held-up well on the final restart, Sweet was not as fortunate. Sixteen-year-old Ryan Timms, in only his second career World of Outlaws start, had been running third the entire race and pounced on the opportunity when the green came back out. He pinned the throttle and rode the high line through Turns 1-2, zooming around the outside of Sweet at the exit of Turn 2 to take second.

“I didn’t really want to restart, to be honest; I was just kinda happy to try and bring it home in second,” Sweet said. “Carson went low, and I didn’t really go across the bottom that good. I left the top wide open.”

Timms, of Oklahoma City, OK, held onto second in the final laps and crossed the line to officially become the youngest podium finisher in World of Outlaws history at 16 years and one day, breaking the record set earlier in the season by fellow 16-year-old Californian Corey Day.

“I don’t think it’s really kicked-in yet,” Timms said. “I’m really more bummed than anything that I couldn’t win, but everyone else is pretty happy, so I’m happy.”

Sweet crossed in third, bagging his 19th podium finish of the season. Though he wasn’t as comfortable in his NAPA Auto Parts/Kasey Kahne Racing #49 as he was during the win on Friday night, he does maintain his sizable lead in the Series points standings on the road to a potential fourth-straight championship.

“Last night we had everything dialed, and tonight, we were just a little off,” Sweet said. “And that’s racing. We tried to make changes all night to get the car better and just never quite hit on it tonight.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is back in action next weekend in a three-day spectacular at Washington’s Skagit Speedway for the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals, Sept. 1-3. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at WorldofOutlaws.com or at the track on race day.

If you can’t be at the track, watch all the action live with a FAST PASS subscription to DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps)

1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms [4][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 2-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Robbie Price [5][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,100]; 9. 5-Spencer Bayston [10][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,000]; 11. 83-James McFadden [11][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [14][$1,200]; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier [15][$1,100]; 15. 6-Bill Rose [18][$1,050]; 16. 11M-Brendan Mullen [19][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,000]; 18. 99-Jordan Graham [22][$1,000]; 19. 2K-Kevin Ingle [24][$1,000]; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson [17][$1,000]; 21. 17S-Zach Omdahl [23][$1,000]; 22. 8-Jack Croaker [16][$1,000]; 23. 10-Josh Swangler [20][$1,000]; 24. 26-Blake Egeland [21][$1,000]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 2K-Kevin Ingle[+5]

 

 

7-FOR-7: Bryant Wiedeman is Newest Xtreme Outlaw Midget Winner at Davenport

Wiedeman is Third Winner for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports This Year

DAVENPORT, IA - August 27, 2022 - Another new winner emerged with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota on Saturday night at Davenport Speedway.

This time, Bryant Wiedeman of Colby, KS was the driver flashing the checkered flag and soaking up the confetti in Victory Lane. He's the seventh different winner in Series history through the first seven races - joining Gavan Boschele, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Chance Crum, Michael Pickens, and Chase McDermand.

The 17-year-old pilot quickly made his presence known from the third spot, rocketing by polesitter Kyle Jones to lead the second of 30 laps at the Davenport, IA 1/4-mile. He controlled the final 29 laps en route to the win, but it wasn't without a late charge from 10th-starting Zach Daum to make things interesting.

It's the third Xtreme Outlaw win for Toyota Racing powerhouse Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, bringing Wiedeman along with Millbridge victors Boschele and Reimer. Saturday's triumph brings Wiedeman to five career POWRi National Midget League wins as well.

Falling short by 0.402-seconds on the final lap was Zach Daum, who rolled the bottom from 10th-to-2nd aboard the Bundy Built Motorsports, Whitz Racing Products #9M. The Pocahontas, IL native continues to lead the Xtreme Outlaw championship as the most consistent car on tour. Although winless, he's finished in the top-10 of all seven races and owns four podium results.

Earning a special P3 finish was Kyle Jones, of Kennedale, TX, after starting from the pole position and leading the first lap. He delivered the first-ever National Midget podium finish for the Trifecta Motorsports #7U, and a season-best result for himself.

Rounding out the top-five on Saturday was a pair of Mounce/Stout Motorsports entries with Jacob Denney, of Galloway, OH, in the fourth spot and Chase McDermand, of Springfield, IL, coming home fifth.

Closing out the top-10 at Davenport was Oklahoma's Daison Pursley in sixth, Texas' Brenham Crouch in seventh, Illinois' Mitchell Davis in eighth, Pennsylvania's Gavin Miller in ninth, and Oklahoma's Cannon McIntosh in tenth.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (3); 2. 9M-Zach Daum (10); 3. 7U-Kyle Jones (1); 4. 61-Jacob Denney (6); 5. 40-Chase McDermand (2); 6. 71-Daison Pursley (8); 7. 97-Brenham Crouch (5); 8. 56-Mitchell Davis (13); 9. 71M-Gavin Miller (4); 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7); 11. 26-Chance Crum (22); 12. 87-Jace Park (19); 13. 71K-Dominic Gorden (9); 14. 50-Daniel Adler (20); 15. 72J-Sam Johnson (21); 16. 25K-Taylor Reimer (12); 17. 84-Jade Avedisian (16); 18. 71E-Mariah Ede (15); 19. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold (17); 20. 57-Maria Cofer (11); 21. 31-Kyle Beilman (24); 22. 21K-Karter Sarff (14); 23. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (18); 24. 21E-Emilio Hoover (25); 25. 3-Adam Taylor (DNS).

UP NEXT (October) – The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will be sidelined until mid-October when a three-race weekend through Oklahoma concludes the inaugural season. The "Sooner State" swing showcases Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK on Thursday, October 14, and I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK on Friday & Saturday, October 15-16.

 

 

DANDY IN DAVENPORT: Chase McDermand Surges Late for First Xtreme Outlaw Win

Avedisian, Love, Wiedeman, Denney and McDermand Split Control of Race Lead

DAVENPORT, IA - August 26, 2022 - The wildly impressive streak of parity was extended on Friday night as the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota welcomed a sixth winner to Victory Lane in the sixth race in Series history.

Becoming the fifth and final leader of an action-packed debut at Iowa's Davenport Speedway, Chase McDermand, of Springfield, IL, methodically picked his way forward amid one of the most heated battles for the lead in all of Midget racing.

Fans witnessed a whopping seven official lead changes in the opening 11 green flag laps as Jade Avedisian, Jesse Love, Bryant Wiedeman, and Jacob Denney exchanged control of the top spot. It was a back and forth, neck and neck, see-saw battle with more comers and goers than you could imagine in such a short span of time.

With eyes glued to the front, the 22-year-old McDermand was able to quietly guide his Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40 to third-from-seventh in only a handful of laps as he entered the picture with nearly seven other winning contenders on the racey 1/4-mile.

Once the intensity calmed down around halfway, McDermand settled into second behind his teammate, Jacob Denney, and it appeared as if a Mounce/Stout 1-2 finish was in order. However, when Denney's #61 lost brakes in the closing stages, he also lost his marks and could do little to react as McDermand feathered the throttle and drove by the 16-year-old gasser to lead Lap 27 of 30.

A green-white-checkered finish was then survived as McDermand crossed the checkered flag to join Gavan Boschele, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Chance Crum, and Michael Pickens as the sixth different winner in the brief history of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota. It's also his third triumph of the year with the POWRi National Midget League.

"I watched that B-Main and I knew that I was committed to the bottom with how we set this thing up," McDermand said. "From the drop of the green flag we were passing cars and when I got to second, I was feeling pretty good. I knew we would have a shot, but I really wish I could've raced Jacob for that straight up had his brakes not gone out."

After leading laps 11-26, 16-year-old Jacob Denney, of Galloway, OH, slipped back to finish third as he lost brakes while leading in the late running. It not only ruined the potential for a Mounce/Stout 1-2, but also Denney's long-overdue trip to Xtreme Outlaw Victory Lane following a third at Jacksonville and second at I-55.

It did, however, signal the already-known arrival of Mounce/Stout Motorsports onto the national scene. In a world where powerhouse organizations like Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and CB Industries handle headlines, this family-owned team has gone toe-to-toe with the best in Midget racing, and they've succeeded.

"This is big," noted owner Jay Mounce. "We've been chasing these guys for years. We've come a long way from where we started with our equipment, and the Stanton SR-11 engines are a large part of that, and so is our drivers' incredible feedback. You're racing Keith [Kunz], Chad [Boat], Cannon [McIntosh], and so many knowledgable badasses, it's so tough. Being able to race with these guys week-in and week-out is a rewarding feeling."

Sandwiched in between the Mounce/Stout podium with a career-best runner-up effort was Dominic Gorden. The 16-year-old native of Clovis, CA moved forward from sixth to second in his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #71K. He led the charge for a KKM team that occupied five of the top-seven spots on Friday night.

Daison Pursley, who returned from a nine-month traumatic injury recovery, enjoyed a stellar showing as he battled up front and ultimately finished fourth in the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing, Bullet Chassis #71. Rounding out the top five was his KKM teammate Gavin Miller with another career-best effort in fifth place.

Closing out the top-10 at Davenport were Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, Chance Crum, Zach Daum, and Kyle Jones with a 21st-to-10th outing for the TJ Forged Hard Charger Award.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 40-Chase McDermand (7); 2. 71K-Dominic Gorden (6); 3. 61-Jacob Denney (11); 4. 71-Daison Pursley (5); 5. 71M-Gavin Miller (12); 6. 25K-Taylor Reimer (14); 7. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (2); 8. 26-Chance Crum (10); 9. 9M-Zach Daum (15); 10. 7U-Kyle Jones (21); 11. 87-Jace Park (8); 12. 84-Jade Avedisian (1); 13. 21K-Karter Sarff (9); 14. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (17); 15. 57-Maria Cofer (16); 16. 97-Brenham Crouch (4); 17. 56-Mitchell Davis (18); 18. 71E-Mariah Ede (19); 19. 50-Daniel Adler (20); 20. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold (13); 21. 21E-Emilio Hoover (22); 22. 84X-Jesse Love (3). Lap Leaders(s): Avedisian 1; Love 2, 7, 9-10; Wiedeman 3-6, 8; Denney 11-26; McDermand 27-30. TJ Forged Hard Charger: Jones +11.

NEW Championship Standings (After 6/10 Races) – 1. Zach Daum (848); 2. Bryant Wiedeman (-60); 3. Brenham Crouch (-75); 4. Taylor Reimer (-142); 5. Kyle Jones (-142); 6. Chance Crum (-158); 7. Dominic Gorden (-247); 8. Jade Avedisian (-264); 9. Sam Johnson (-325); 10. Ethan Mitchell (-370).

UP NEXT (Saturday) – The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will conclude their portion of the Quad Cities 150 weekend on Saturday, August 27 with a $4,000-to-win program, held in conjunction with POWRi, at Iowa's Davenport Speedway.

 

 

RUSH HOUR: Sweet Maneuvers Strong in Traffic, Wins Fourth of Season at River Cities

Podium finishers place in-order of Series points

GRAND FORKS, ND – August 26, 2022 – With its small size and high speeds, it pays to be good in traffic at River Cities Speedway. Brad Sweet shined bright in that department Friday night, and it paid him his fourth victory of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Sweet, beginning a push toward a fourth-straight Series championship as the tour enters the final third of the season, bagged his second career victory at the high-banked 1/4-mile oval in convincing fashion, making the pass for the lead on Sheldon Haudenschild in traffic and fending-off all challengers to secure the win.

“That’s kinda what makes it racey here at [River Cities] – the lapped traffic is really tricky, and being so small, you’re in traffic so quick,” Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, said. “You’ve got to make quick decisions and you’ve got to have a car that maneuvers on different parts of the racetrack.”

Taking the green from third on the starting grid, Sweet wasted zero time in his drive to the lead, getting around outside polesitter Spencer Bayston on Lap 2 and making a beeline for leader Haudenschild.

Haudenschild started his charge through slower traffic strong, making moves quickly and maintaining space between himself and Sweet. That was, until he reached the tail tank of Jade Hastings on Lap 11, who was also running the top side through Turns 3-4. This impeded his path just enough for Sweet to make a dive down low and take the spot away at the exit of Turn 4.

From there on out, it was smooth sailing for Sweet. Inside, outside, it didn’t seem to matter where the lapped cars in front of him were racing – Sweet was passing them with little-to-no hesitation.

“I felt good once I got to lapped traffic,” Sweet said. “You always want to get to those first couple of lapped cars and be able to clear them pretty quick. It makes you feel like you’ve got a little bit of a gap.”

As Sweet’s gap widened, David Gravel was making moves of his own toward the front. With a big head of steam out of Turn 2 and into Turn 3 on Lap 14, Gravel threw a big slide job on Haudenschild to take second, and from there began his trek to Sweet’s rear bumper.

A few caution flags bunched the field back up multiple times over the next 15 laps, giving Gravel and third-running Carson Macedo more opportunities to make a move for the lead from behind.

But neither seemed to have anything for the defending Series champion. Though Gravel and Macedo tried in the final laps, both were unable to catch the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 as Sweet drove away with the $10,000 check.

“On that final run with 11-to-go, I felt like I was able to pace [Sweet], but once I got to that first lapped car, I did not get around him very good and he was able to set sail,” Gravel, of Watertown, CT, said. “I think we had a car capable of winning, just needed a couple little things to go our way.”

Macedo, trailing both Gravel and Sweet in the championship standings, crossed the stripe in third after starting fifth. The run was his third-straight podium finish and 19th of such kind this season, backing-up he and the Jason Johnson Racing team’s momentum swing from a big win last weekend.

“We got to traffic and it would just start to play-out, then a caution would come,” Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, said. “Sometimes, that’s just the way it works.

“I thought the only way we were going to get by [Sweet and Gravel] would have been if they really got to mixing it up in traffic. I was praying for that.”

Sweet’s win now gives him three victories in the last nine World of Outlaws standard points events. It’s coming at a great time to make a push for the points title, especially after the win-shy start to the year they endured.

“It’s been a trying year, no doubt,” Sweet said. “We’re not used to the struggles, but I noticed a lot of teams are having similar struggles. I think everybody’s just searching with their race cars and trying to figure out what’s changing on a nightly basis.”

“With the slow start, we’re a little light in the win column. Obviously, [my] guys deserve to win a lot more.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are back in action Saturday night, August 27, at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. Tickets are available online at WorldofOutlaws.com or at the gate on race day.

If you can’t be at the track in person, watch every lap live with a FAST PASS subscription to DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [4][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$2,500]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$2,300]; 7. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,200]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,100]; 9. 5T-Ryan Timms [17][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,000]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [8][$1,600]; 12. 14T-Tim Estenson [13][$1,400]; 13. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [12][$1,200]; 14. 7S-Robbie Price [14][$1,100]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$1,050]; 16. 11M-Brendan Mullen [18][$1,000]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [16][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [19][$1,000]; 19. 2A-Austin Pierce [20][$1,000]; 20. 8H-Jade Hastings [22][$1,000]; 21. 9N-Wade Nygaard [15][$1,000]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$1,000]; 23. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$1,000]; 24. O-Nick Omdahl [23][$1,000] KSE Hard Charger Award: 5T-Ryan Timms[+8]

 

 

KEEP DIGGING: Donny Schatz’s homecoming comes at height of season resurgence
The Fargo, ND driver returns to home just as he and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing find consistency

By Nick Graziano

GRAND FORKS, ND (Aug. 25, 2022) – You can see a difference with Donny Schatz.

It’s in his swagger. It’s in his interviews. And, most notably, it’s in his stats with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Since July – in the last 18 races – Schatz has managed a 5.3 average finish, including a win at Weedsport Speedway and his 11th Knoxville Nationals title. In the 18 races prior, that average was 8.3 with no wins.

The 10-time Series champion of Fargo, ND and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team will now carry that momentum into two of Schatz’s best tracks – also his home tracks – River Cities Speedway (Friday, Aug. 26) and Red River Valley Speedway (Saturday, Aug. 27).

Of active full-time Series drivers, Schatz has the most Series wins at both tracks with 12 at River Cities (the last coming in 2019) and six at Red River Valley (the last coming in 2021).

So, while already a threat at the two North Dakota circuits, Schatz now enters having finally found a comfortable package with the Ford FPS 410 engine, allowing he and the team to perfect their consistency.

“We’re able to work on the race car again,” Schatz said. “You know, the last… I don’t even know the timeline. We’ve been busy trying to get the motors to where I feel they need to be. We’ve been so focused on it that you don’t even work on your race car. Not that we don’t work on it, it’s just you focus on where you need to get the motors to be. That’s not a quick easy fix overnight.”

The FPS 410 debuted in late 2019 and has been an ongoing project since, trying to perfect the new engine from scratch. Its process was hindered by the pandemic in 2020, creating an issue with parts availability.

While Schatz still managed to pick up multiple wins with the engine, along with team-owner Tony Stewart and former teammate Kerry Madsen, the feel he needed from it wasn’t always consistent. With TSR scaling back to one team this year, solely focused on Schatz’s World of Outlaws efforts, progress emerged with the CARQUEST/Advance Auto Parts #15.

“It’s been a lot of years in the making,” Schatz said. “There’s been a lot of heartburn. There’s been a lot of swear words. There’s been a lot of things. But it’s also pretty rewarding to sit here right now and say that motor has won the Knoxville Nationals. It’s won a few races. We’ve had some great runs and some wins but to sit here and win one of the biggest races of the year, I’m pretty excited about it.

“There are all of us who have contributed to the downfalls of it. To start on something from paper with an idea from this guy to on a CAD program to whittle it out here. Then, everybody dealt with COVID. That changed the dynamics of where we got our parts made or where Ford got their parts made.”

While they’ve been finding success with it lately, Schatz added there’s still room for perfection.

“I don’t think we’re going to brag about how great it is day in and day out because we’ve gone to a lot of different racetracks and its always performed well on the bigger tracks,” he said. “It is getting to where I feel like it is good for me. That doesn’t mean it is going to be good for someone else. Obviously, Tony has had multiple cars in the past and one guy has liked it and one guy hasn’t. But I guess for us, as long as we can get back on the consistency wagon, which we have. We’re qualifying well. We can race better. And like [at Knoxville], we put ourselves back a ways and were able to come forward. I can tell you, it’s a fine line some nights. It gets really fine.”

Recently, Schatz finished fourth and sixth, respectively, during the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex – a 4/10-mile track. This weekend will see the Series return to a couple of smaller tracks as River Cities is a 1/4-mile and Red River Valley is a 3/8-mile.

Schatz already has a win on a 3/8-mile this year at Weedsport and finished third at River Cities when the World of Outlaws visited the Grand Forks, ND track in June. Since the World of Outlaws started racing at River Cities in 2007, Schatz has finished worse than fourth two times – both seventh-place finishes – and hasn’t finished worse than fourth there since 2011.

With 22 races remaining this season before a champion is crowned during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 2-5), Schatz currently sits fifth in points, 170 points behind championship leader Brad Sweet. While still in contention, Schatz acknowledged 170 points is a large hole to climb out of in 22 races.

“I’ve really got a different outlook on the championship at the point we’re at,” he said after winning the Knoxville Nationals. “We’ve dug ourselves a huge hole. We’ve dug out of holes before, but we’ve been in a lot better position. We’ve built back consistency, which is important. I don’t know if it will be enough to run for a championship, but I think we’ll be able to chip away at it.

“But we don’t race any different whether it is for a championship or not for a championship. I don’t anyway. I race the same against [my competitors] whether we’re 10th or the first race or the last race of the season. I think that’s the difference with the Outlaw guys. They race that way all the time, 100 percent.”

While you may see a difference in Schatz from how he was earlier in the year, there’s been no change in his drive to win.

He’ll continue that this weekend for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway, Friday, Aug. 26, and for the Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 27. 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 using the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Xtreme Outlaw Midgets Join Quad Cities 150 at Davenport Speedway

Zach Daum Leads Championship Chase at Halfway Point

DAVENPORT, IA - August 24, 2022 - After a short two-week break, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota returns to racing this weekend with another new track in another new state.

Davenport Speedway in Davenport, IA welcomes the mighty midgets, in conjunction with POWRi, to town this Friday and Saturday, August 26-27, as part of the Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking. The doubleheader creates an exciting pairing for race fans with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models on the docket at the 1/4-mile venue.
Let's take a look at what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

FIVE-FOR-FIVE: The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will again put its incredible parity streak on the line this weekend with the hopes of a sixth and possibly seventh different winner through the inaugural campaign. The most impressive part is arguably how historic each of the five individual wins has been.

Gavan Boschele, 15, of Mooresville, NC, will forever be the first winner in Xtreme Outlaw history thanks to his May 24 win at Millbridge Speedway. Taylor Reimer, 22, of Bixby, OK, followed suit the next night by becoming the first female to win a National Midget race. She was quickly backed up by Jade Avedisian, 15, of Clovis, CA, who dominated Jacksonville Speedway, making them the first back-to-back female dirt winners in a national dirt racing series. Chance Crum, 25, of Snohomish, WA, finally earned his first-career National Midget win earlier this month at I-55, and then Michael Pickens, 39, of Auckland, NZ, used a thrilling last-lap pass to become the first driver to win with USAC, POWRi, and Xtreme Outlaw.

RETURN TO RACING: If all goes according to plan, fans in attendance at Davenport Speedway this weekend will witness an emotional return to racing for 17-year-old Daison Pursley, his family, and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports. The Locust Grove, OK native has been sidelined for more than nine months since he sustained a potentially life-altering injury last November while racing in Arizona.

It's been a long road to recovery with rehab, doctors, and specialists all across the country, but the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to show. Pursley recently dabbled in Micro Sprint racing and quickly found his way back to Victory Lane, and now he's ready to climb back into the National Midget ranks. If approved, he will be back in his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #9 for his debut with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

LEADING THE WAY: Through the opening five races, nobody has shown as much consistency as Zach Daum in the Bundy Built Motorsports #9M. The Pocahontas, IL native remains winless with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, however, he still owns a 60-point advantage with another five nights remaining in the $10,000 championship chase.

Daum, a three-time champion in the POWRi National Midget League, has finished no worse than sixth this season with Xtreme Outlaw He's the only driver with three podium finishes, four top-five results, and five top-10 showings, all coming in his first full season with the Mooresville, NC based operation. Like many, this weekend will be his debut at Iowa's Davenport Speedway as he looks to finally add a win to his 2022 resume.

WAITING IN THE WINGS: Currently behind Daum in the point standings is Brenham Crouch, 16, of Lubbock, TX, Bryant Wiedeman, 17, of Colby, KS, and Kyle Jones, 29, of Kennedale, TX.

Crouch (-60 points) is up to a 7.4 average finish highlighted by a runner-up at Jacksonville aboard his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #97. Wiedeman (-78 points) has rattled off four-straight top-10 finishes in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #01, peaking in fourth after leading laps at Millbridge. Jones (-136 points) has found more and more speed in the Trifecta Motorsports #7U, scoring a season-best sixth at I-55 after contending for the win.

MOUNCE IS STOUT: After missing the Xtreme Outlaw debut at Millbridge in May, Mounce/Stout Motorsports has shined since following the Series through Jacksonville and I-55 with youngsters Jacob Denney and Chase McDermand behind the wheel. Both drivers have topped Qualifying groups, won Heat Races, and led Feature laps in limited action, proving they're on the cusp of finding Victory Lane.

Denney, 17, of Galloway, OH, has finished no worse than eighth through his three starts with podium efforts of third at Jacksonville and second at I-55 highlighting his short tenure. He already earned his first-career USAC win earlier this summer at Lincoln Park (IN) and now looks to add an Xtreme Outlaw score to his list.

McDermand, 22, of Springfield, IL, has fought his share of bad luck and peaked with a sixth-place finish in his last outing at I-55. The two-time POWRi National Midget League winner will try to beat his teammate to the punch as each chase their first Xtreme Outlaw win this weekend.

MAC IS BACK: With his two-race suspension - DQ from May 25 win at Millbridge - in the rearview mirror, Cannon McIntosh returns to action with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota this weekend. The Bixby, OK native is currently one of the hottest Midget drivers in the world, enjoying a career year with 11 victories to his credit.

The 19-year-old pilot of the Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports, Crescent Gearwrench, Spike/Toyota #08 has thrived in POWRi National Midget League competition, scoring nine wins and 16 top-10 finishes through 17 starts. With Davenport's doubleheader being held in conjunction between Xtreme Outlaw and POWRi, McIntosh will certainly be a threat for the $4,000 paydays both nights.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, August 26-27 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, IA

On the Internet
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CURRENT STANDINGS (5/10 Nights):
1. 9M-Zach Daum (1,062 PTS); 2. 97-Brenham Crouch (-60 PTS); 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (-78 PTS); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones (-136 PTS); 5. 25K-Taylor Reimer (-155 PTS); 6. 26-Chance Crum (-167 PTS); 7. 72J-Sam Johnson (-250 PTS); 8. 84-Jade Avedisian (-261 PTS); 9. 71K-Dominic Gorden (-283 PTS); 10. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (-344 PTS).

TOYOTA FEATURE WINNERS (5 Drivers):
1 win – Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #5
1 win – Taylor Reimer (Bixby, OK) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #25K
1 win – Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA) / CB Industries #84
1 win – Chance Crum (Snohomish, WA) / Rudeen Racing #26
1 win – Michael Pickens (Auckland, NZ) / Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports #08

FEATURE LAPS LED (9 Drivers):
39 Laps – Cannon McIntosh
30 Laps – Jade Avedisian
21 Laps – Bryant Wiedeman
20 Laps – Chance Crum
14 Laps – Chase McDermand
11 Laps – Jacob Denney
10 Laps – Gavan Boschele
10 Laps – Karter Sarff
5 Laps – Michael Pickens

WHITZ QUICKTIME AWARDS (4 Drivers):
2 QuickTimes – Michael Pickens
1 QuickTime – Taylor Reimer, Kyle Larson, Hayden Reinbold

HEAT RACE WINS (14 Drivers):
4 Heat Wins – Brenham Crouch
3 Heat Wins – Cannon McIntosh
2 Heat Wins – Bryant Wiedeman, Kyle Jones, Chase McDermand
1 Heat Win – Nick Drake, Ryan Timms, Jace Park, Taylor Reimer, Joe B. Miller, Jacob Denney, Michael Pickens, Karter Sarff, Cade Lewis

K1 LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (7 Drivers):
2 LCS Wins – Ethan Mitchell
1 LCS Win – Kyle Larson, Brent Crews, Kaylee Bryson, Chase Briscoe, Ethan Mitchell, Dominic Gorden, Bryant Wiedeman

TJ FORGED HARD CHARGER AWARDS (4 Drivers):
2 Hard Chargers – Bryant Wiedeman
1 Hard Charger – Dominic Gorden, Rylan Gray, Zach Daum

PODIUM FINISHES (11 Drivers):
3 Podiums – Zach Daum
2 Podiums – Jacob Denney, Michael Pickens
1 Podium – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Brenham Crouch, Ethan Mitchell, Chance Crum, Karter Sarff

TOP 10 FINISHES (29 Drivers):
5 Top 10s – Zach Daum
4 Top 10s – Brenham Crouch, Bryant Wiedeman
3 Top 10s – Taylor Reimer, Jacob Denney
2 Top 10s – Nick Hoffman, Ethan Mitchell, Brent Crews, Kyle Jones, Chance Crum, Karter Sarff, Michael Pickens
1 Top 10 – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Sam Johnson, Carson Kvapil, Dominic Gorden, Cannon McIntosh, Kaylee Bryson, Rylan Gray, Chase Briscoe, Jade Avedisian, Jake Neuman, Joe B. Miller, Kaidon Brown, Jace Park

2022 XTREME OUTLAW MIDGET SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Tues, May 24 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Gavan Boschele (1)
2. Wed, May 25 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Taylor Reimer (1)
3. Sun, June 26 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Jade Avedisian (1)
4. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Chance Crum (1)
5. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Michael Pickens (1)

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Races at River Cities, Red River Valley Begin Final Leg of Season

Donny Schatz’s homecoming, Carson Macedo’s momentum and a tight points battle highlight weekend storylines

GRAND FORKS, ND – August 24, 2022 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads back to North Dakota this weekend for two races at two of the state’s most notable tracks.

First, the Series returns to River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26 – home to World of Outlaws announcer Johnny Gibson’s favorite track. The tour then heads 90 minutes south to West Fargo on Saturday, August 27, for the one-and-only appearance of the year at Red River Valley Speedway.

Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the links below, or at the gates on race day. If you can’t be at the track, watch all the action live with a FAST PASS subscription to DIRTVision.

RIVER CITIES TICKETS
RED RIVER VALLEY TICKETS

Here are the top storylines to follow:

FINAL LEG – With the Knoxville Nationals and Jackson Nationals now in the bag, the focus turns to the points standings more than ever with only 23 races left on the schedule.

Three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet comes into the North Dakota swing with David Gravel (-60) and Carson Macedo (-96) less than 100 points from catching him.

While Macedo has the most wins this season of the three (with 9) Sweet has been more consistent, boasting a series-best average finish of 5.94 through 50 starts. Gravel (6.32) and Macedo (6.96) are second and third in that category.

The two North Dakota races will be key points in their road to the championship determining World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 2-5).

HOMECOMING – Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, returns to North Dakota this weekend for the back-to-back swing of races through his home state, still riding the momentum from his 11th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals championship two weeks ago.

Strong finishes of fourth and sixth in the Jackson Nationals last Saturday have brought the 10-time Series champion up to a streak of nine-straight top-10 finishes; 17 over the last 18 races. It’s a good time for Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team to get hot, considering their decorated history in North Dakota.

Eighteen of Schatz’s 305 career World of Outlaws Feature wins have come at either River Cities (12) or Red River Valley (6). In the June visit to River Cities, he ran third to Brad Sweet and winner Carson Macedo. He’s also the most recent Series winner at his hometown track of Red River Valley, taking the checkers on August 21 of last year.

RIVER CITIES SWEEP? – After scoring a milestone 50th career World of Outlaws Feature win for Jason Johnson Racing last Saturday at Jackson, Carson Macedo has reclaimed the honor of winningest driver on tour thus far with nine.

Macedo nearly made it 10 wins on the season after a tough loss on the last lap in the afternoon portion of the Jackson Nationals, but after a chat with Crew Chief Philip Dietz, he and the team put on a great display of determination to come back for the $25,000 victory that evening.

Macedo won the World of Outlaws’ visit to River Cities in June, now aiming to become only the third driver in Series history to win two races at the track in the same year after Craig Dollansky did it in 2011 and Donny Schatz followed in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

LOOKING UP – For the first time since Bristol Motor Speedway in April, Logan Schuchart went back to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws Saturday at Jackson and will ride that wave of momentum into this weekend, aiming for his third win of the season.

The Hanover, PA-driver won the June 2019 visit to River Cities in a nail-biter over James McFadden and David Gravel, but has yet to see Victory Lane at Red River Valley. Though he was passed for the lead late by winner Donny Schatz, Schuchart did lead laps in the trip to the West Fargo oval last year and recorded a solid fourth-place finish.

SWEET SIXTEEN – With his youthful competitor application approved, 16-year-old Ryan Timms will make his highly anticipated Series debut Friday night on his birthday.

Timms, of Oklahoma City, OK, has been lighting up the 410 Sprint Car world this season with eight total victories at tracks including Huset’s Speedway, Jackson Motorplex and Lake Ozark Speedway. He’s also won multiple times in a Midget, further padding his resume as one of the best up-and-coming drivers in the nation.

He’s already had laps around River Cities this year, too – a fourth-place run on July 22nd in a NOSA-sanctioned event.

BOSSA NOSA – A slew of North Dakota 410 Sprint Car regulars are projected to join the World of Outlaws in competition this weekend, including several regulars of the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA).

NOSA’s all-time Feature win leader Mark Dobmeier has three World of Outlaws victories in his career and will bring the Buffalo Wild Wings #13JT out as the current NOSA points leader with three River Cities wins already this year. Ten-time NOSA champion Wade Nygaard is also expected to be in attendance, as well as defending champion Brendan Mullen, Jade Hastings and Zach Omdahl, among others.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE

Friday, August 26 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND
Saturday, August 27 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (53/76 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (6,688 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-60 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-96 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-138 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-170 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-202 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-350 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-396 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-600 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-694 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
9 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
5 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
3 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
2 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
212 laps – Carson Macedo
207 laps – Brad Sweet
165 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
151 laps – David Gravel
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
94 laps – Jacob Allen
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
58 laps – Logan Schuchart
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
12 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
9 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
6 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
3 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*, Jacob Allen
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (48 Drivers):
19 Heat Wins – David Gravel
17 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
13 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
12 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
12 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
11 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
10 Heat Wins – James McFadden
9 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Noah Gass, Tim Kaeding

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (51 Drivers):
29 Dashes – David Gravel
27 Dashes – Brad Sweet
27 Dashes – Carson Macedo
21 Dashes – Donny Schatz
20 Dashes – Spencer Bayston, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
19 Dashes – Jacob Allen
16 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Brian Brown
4 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (30 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden, Sheldon Haudenschild
3 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston
2 LCS Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (26 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding

PODIUM FINISHES (30 Drivers):
18 Podiums – Carson Macedo
17 Podiums – Brad Sweet
14 Podiums – David Gravel
13 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – Donny Schatz
10 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – James McFadden
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
6 Podiums – Jacob Allen
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni

TOP 10 FINISHES (54 Drivers):
43 Top 10s – David Gravel
42 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
39 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
38 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
37 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
34 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
29 Top 10s – James McFadden

28 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
23 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
16 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
6 Top 10s – Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin
1 Top 10 – Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumesny, Daryn Pittman

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Logan Schuchart (NP)
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Jacob Allen (NP)
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Rico Abreu (NP)
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Donny Schatz (3)

52. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (2)

53. Sat. Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Carson Macedo (9)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Ohio doubleheader set for late September at Eldora, Sharon

ROSSBURG, OH (Aug. 23, 2022) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its final trip to Ohio this year in late September when it returns to Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway.

It’ll mark the Series’ fifth visit to the “Big E” this year (on Friday, Sept. 23) and first trip back to Sharon since 2021 (on Saturday, Sept. 24).

While different in size, both tracks have produced some of the most memorable finishes in Series history, giving a true meaning to The Greatest Show on Dirt. Both events will also be vital to the Series championship as there will be six races after them before the title determining World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 2-5).

Tickets: CLICK HERE

BEFOUR THE CROWNS SHOWDOWN – Friday, Sept. 23
Track: Eldora Speedway
Location: Rossburg, OH
To Win: $10,000
2021 Winner: Logan Schuchart

Notables: The World of Outlaws will again join the 4 Crown Nationals weekend at Eldora Speedway, helping to kick off the event Friday night.

In the four races ran at the iconic half mile in July for the Kings Royal, World of Outlaws championship contender David Gravel and PA Posse member Brent Marks were the stars of the show. Gravel won the two Series points races, while Marks ran away with the big checks, conquering the Historical Big 1 and the Kings Royal.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who drives the CARQUEST/Advance Auto Parts #15 for Tony Stewart – owner of Eldora Speedway – found his groove again at the track, finishing second in the Kings Royal and then going on to claim two more on the year, including his 11th Knoxville Nationals title. In total, Schatz has 17 Series wins at Eldora.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS @ SHARON – Saturday, Sept. 24
Track: Sharon Speedway
Location: Hartford, OH
To Win: $10,000
2021 Winner: Dave Blaney

Notables: After a 14-year absence, the World of Outlaws still managed to pack the house and bring everyone to their feet last year. Track owner and 1995 Series champion Dave Blaney and Wooster, OH’s Sheldon Haudenschild left everyone at the edge of their seats in the closing laps, dueling side by side for the lead. Haudenschild slipped up and allowed Blaney to drive away for his first Series win since 1997.

By denying Haudenschild the win, that continued the streak of no current full-time Series drivers having a win at the 3/8-mile track, leaving the possibility open for a first-time winner at the track this year.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both races live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

DRIVE FOR FIVE: Jade Avedisian hoping to get a step closer to her goal at Quad Cities 150
The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota return to action during the Davenport Speedway doubleheader

By Nick Graziano

DAVENPORT, IA (Aug. 22, 2022) – Jade Avedisian had a specific goal in mind this year.

In her second season of running National Midget races, the 15-year-old from Clovis, CA wanted to win. And she did, in a big way, at Jacksonville Speedway with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, becoming the first women to see the checkered flag in a National Midget event.

However, that wasn’t the full extent of her goal.

“My goal is five (wins),” she said. “But I’m already halfway through the season, so I need to figure out how to pick up four more wins. Just winning, really.”

She’ll have two more chances to win big when the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets – in conjunction with POWRi – make their debut at Davenport Speedway (in Davenport, IA) for the Quad Cities 150, Aug. 26-27 – paired again with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. Both nights will pay $4,000 to win for the Midgets.

She’s never raced at the quarter-mile Iowa track before, but that’s not hindering any confidence of being able to win the marquee event in her Toyota-powered CB Industries #84. She's already won at a quarter-mile this year – at Jacksonville. Also, Avedisian said she’s felt more comfortable on smaller tracks this year.

“Confidence is big in racing, knowing I already have one win just keeps you going, even if you have a bad weekend,” Avedisian said. “I’m just really excited for Davenport and hope to be able to get another one.”

She couldn't pin-point what's made her better at smaller track this year, other than enjoying the challenge they present. She credited her improvements of mastering her entries, managing her wheel spin and using the cushion to her advantage. On the bigger tracks, she said she feels like she’s more “along for the ride.”

By not running for points, Avedisian has been able to jump freely between the Xtreme Outlaws, POWRi and USAC Midget events. Between the three series she’s picked up six top-five finishes and 12 top 10s in 31 starts.

With the Xtreme Outlaws, she was unable to qualify for the Series’ first-ever two events at Millbridge Speedway but then, in her first Xtreme Outlaw Feature start, won at Jacksonville, besting the stout field by more than a second. In the last two Series events at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 she finished 15th and 14th, respectively.

While she shares a moment in history with Taylor Reimer, being the first ever back-to-back female winners in a national dirt racing series, Avedisian said she didn’t think too much about that part. She just wants to win. No matter what accolades come with it.

To see Avedisian and the rest of the best dirt midget drivers in the country during the Quad Cities 150 at Davenport Speedway, CLICK HERE for tickets.

 

 

CLOUD NINE: Carson Macedo Nets Ninth World of Outlaws Win with Jackson Nationals Title

$25,000 Payday Marks 50th World of Outlaws Win for Jason Johnson Racing

JACKSON, MN - August 20, 2022 - The 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals offered the lowest of lows to highest of highs for one team within a span of seven hours.

Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing lost the Saturday afternoon show in heartbreaking fashion with a last-lap pass from Logan Schuchart. They returned to the pit area down and dejected, but still determined with more racing ahead in Saturday's $25,000-to-win nightcap.

As day turned to night, Macedo turned from zero to hero as he went from the worst King of the Hill time to easily the best Feature car. The Lemoore, CA 25-year-old wheeled the Albaugh #41 from eighth to first in the 35-lapper and outlasted a different Shark Racing teammate, Jacob Allen, to score a redemption-filled ninth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

The win not only puts him back atop the pedestal as the winningest driver on tour in 2022, but it also makes Macedo the winningest driver (20 wins) in JJR's short, but storied history with The Greatest Show on Dirt. It was a fitting moment as the team earned their 50th World of Outlaws win at Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex, the site of Jason Johnson's final victory on June 9, 2018.

"Losing that one earlier stung a lot, so it feels extra good to find some redemption in the one that counts," Macedo said in Victory Lane. "It's incredible to stand up here with nine wins this season. I hadn't won even five races prior to joining JJR, and now we're able to click off wins and execute as a team when it matters most. When I was a little kid I thought the World of Outlaws was the most amazing thing in the world, so this is all still a dream come true for me."

Macedo's latest breakthrough, which returns the claim of the winningest team on tour to JJR, was mainly accredited to revered crew chief, Phil Dietz. The #41 timed in dead last during the King of the Hill and things looked bleak ahead of the big dance, but then the wrench came out and Dietz turned his magic up.

"I can't brag enough on Philip," Macedo spoke on his crew chief. "We were horrible in that King of the Hill and I came in complaining, and he just went right to work. He did what he does best and put an incredible setup on this deal. I could go anywhere I wanted in that race. One thing we've learned more than anything this year is that it truly does take a team. Every piece of the puzzle matters here, especially my guys Clyde Knipp and Nate Repetz."

Once officially in the lead on Lap 17, Macedo never looked back and cruised to a 2.757-second margin of victory at the checkered flag. However, his path to the top spot, included a dogfight with Allen's #1A as the young duo swapped command on multiple occasions before Macedo's high-side momentum ultimately paid off.

In pursuit of a third consecutive Jackson Nationals title for Shark Racing, Jacob Allen paced the opening 16 circuits before Macedo seized control. The Hanover, PA native was chasing the richest win of his career at $25,000 but instead settled for another impressive runner-up result as he continues to shine aboard the Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation entry.

"I'm thrilled with our performance today," Allens said after another podium effort. "A third and second is nothing to hang your head about against these guys. It feels awesome to contend for these wins. I felt like my pace was good on the bottom, but I just flat-out lost that race to Carson on the top. He's a fantastic driver and that entire JJR team is top-notch, so I know I didn't lose to a slouch by any means. It's a lot of fun working with my crew during stretches like this."

David Gravel closed out the podium in third place aboard his Big Game Motorsports, Billion Automotive #2. The Watertown, CT native started from the outside pole in the 35-lapper but faded back to fifth early on before rallying and returning to a podium spot at his car owner's home track.

"I felt like we had a good car, but we just came around too late to make anything happen," Gravel said following his 14th podium of the season. "I really want to get this Billion Automotive car into Victory Lane. We deserved one at Huset's and I think we were close tonight."

After challenging for the top spot early on, James McFadden slipped back to finish fourth aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. The Australian was joined in the top five by leading rookie contender, Spencer Bayston, who recovered from a rough afternoon program by driving to fifth in the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber #5.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Jackson Nationals finale was Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz in sixth, KCP Racing's Giovanni Scelzi in seventh, championship leader Brad Sweet in eighth, Pennsylvania standout Anthony Macri in ninth, and Sheldon Haudenschild with another KSE Hard Charger Award for driving from 21st-to-10th.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The Second Leg of the Northern Tour takes The Greatest Show on Dirt back to North Dakota next weekend. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will stop at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, August 26, and then at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Saturday, August 27. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [8][$25,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$10,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [2][$7,000]; 4. 83-James McFadden [4][$6,000]; 5. 5-Spencer Bayston [7][$5,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,000]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$4,500]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$4,000]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [14][$3,500]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21][$3,000]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,500]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [10][$2,400]; 13. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [15][$2,300]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$2,200]; 15. 20G-Noah Gass [12][$2,100]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [11][$2,000]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [17][$2,000]; 18. 22-Riley Goodno [23][$2,000]; 19. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [22][$2,000]; 20. 10-Matt Juhl [13][$2,000]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$2,000]; 22. 24T-Christopher Thram [20][$2,000]; 23. 3-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,000]; 24. 17X-Kevin Thomas [18][$2,000]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-16. Carson Macedo 17-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+11]

 

 

THE MAN TO BEAT: Logan Schuchart Wins Jackson Nationals Opener with Last Lap Pass

Shark #1S Chases Third-Straight Jackson Nationals Title Tonight on DIRTVision

JACKSON, MN - August 20, 2022 - Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing already knew that all eyes were pointed towards them entering the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, and they certainly gave the people something to watch in Saturday's afternoon opener.

After leading the opening 16 laps, the Hanover, PA native all of a sudden saw the lead slip from his grasp when Carson Macedo snuck below him and took the top spot away with eight laps left. The DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S quickly adapted from defense to offense and charged back at the Jason Johnson Racing #41 on the final restart.

It came down to the 25th and final circuit when Schuchart timed lap traffic perfectly and stormed around the outside of a boxed-in Macedo on the bottom. He made it stick for another two corners and beat the Lemoore, CA racer to the stripe by 0.435-seconds, earning his fourth-career win at Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex.

His second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season comes at a crucial time as Schuchart pursues a record-setting third consecutive title at the Jackson Nationals tonight on DIRTVision. He made it clear that the #1S is the car to beat with $25,000 on the line this evening.

"I'm just glad we were able to get that one back," said a relieved Schuchart. "The #41 is one of the best cars out here, so it's always rewarding to beat them heads up like that. These races are won in the garage, and it's so much better when you show up at a place and can unload with so much confidence as we do here. I feel like we have the car to beat tonight, the driver just needs to do his job."

Ahead of tonight's main event, Schuchart capitalized on the opportunity to both protect and attack at the Jackson 3/8-mile surface.

"You just have no idea where to go when you're leading like that," he added. "I felt like I was a sitting duck and thought we were gonna lose another win while leading. It's good to be running about fourth or fifth when the rubber comes into play. I just knew I needed to try something different so I started running it harder into turns one and two. Carson is too smart to mess up, so I knew I had to be extra aggressive if I wanted it."

Earning the short end of the stick in the thrilling finish on Saturday afternoon was Carson Macedo, who saw his ninth World of Outlaws win of 2022 slip through his fingers on the final circuit. His 17th podium of the year aboard the Albaugh #41 did allow the 25-year-old to sneak back into title contention as he sits -96 points behind Brad Sweet.

It was a case of what goes around comes around for the Lemoore, CA native, who was on the opposing end of last-lap glory two weeks ago with his own late-race heroics at I-55.

"A lot of people on DIRTVision are probably wondering why I didn't try to move up or block that lane with the lapper, but I just felt so locked down that I thought I was making good enough laps to hold on," Macedo noted as explained his thought process. "If I would've moved up top and he drove by me in the rubber, then I would've been an idiot, too. It is what it is. We definitely had a car capable of winning and I was every bit as good as him, but he made the right move when it mattered most. We'll give it another shot tonight."

Scoring his fifth podium of the season and putting two Bobby Allen-owned entries inside the top-three was Jacob Allen aboard the Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A. The Hanover, PA native fell from first to fourth by Lap 4 but rallied late in the running by sneaking around Donny Schatz to earn his 17th career podium with the World of Outlaws.

"You obviously want to win these, especially from the pole, but I'm glad it could be Logan if it wasn't me," Allen spoke on his teammate. "My car was great all day, but I just had a bad start and could never be conservative enough with my tires. I was definitely nervous because I felt like I found the rubber first and I was crossing my fingers a tire wouldn't let go."

Closing out the top-five at Jackson was Donny Schatz in fourth place aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance #15, and Sheldon Haudenschild in fifth place aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday afternoon was Fresno, CA's Giovanni Scelzi in sixth, Watertown, CT's David Gravel in seventh, Alice Springs, NT's James McFadden in eighth, Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri in ninth, and Higginsville, MO's Brian Brown in tenth. NOS NOTEBOOK (Jackson Motorplex, 8/20/22)

Logan Schuchart's second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season makes him the 11th driver with multiple wins in 2022. It's the 32nd win of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Carson Macedo opened the day with a NEW TRACK RECORD in My Place Hotels Qualifying, circling Jackson Motorplex in 12.572 seconds. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 has earned nine of 47 QuickTimes this season, compared to only eight QuickTimes through the first 298 starts of his World of Outlaws career.

Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races on Saturday afternoon were Carson Macedo (77th career), Logan Schuchart (101st career), Giovanni Scelzi (22nd career), and Jacob Allen (45th career). Allen topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, earning his third pole position of the season.

Tim Kaeding, of San Jose, CA, earned his first KSE Hard Charger Award of the year with a 24th-to-12th drive aboard the Lunstra Motorsports #3. Brady Forbrook, son of Hall of Fame crew chief, Guy Forbrook, made his World of Outlaws debut and quickly qualified for his first-career Feature.

Championship leader Brad Sweet (11th) missed the top-10 for only the seventh time this season, allowing David Gravel (-60 points) and Carson Macedo (-96 points) to close the gap with only 23 nights remaining this season.

UP NEXT (TONIGHT) – A busy day of racing continues this evening at Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series host the $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals. The program is slated to begin with Hot Laps at 7:30pm CT and a unique format to follow. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$6,000]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,500]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [6][$2,300]; 7. 2-David Gravel [10][$2,200]; 8. 83-James McFadden [11][$2,100]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [7][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,600]; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding [24][$1,400]; 13. 7S-Robbie Price [19][$1,200]; 14. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,100]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$1,050]; 16. 7-Justin Henderson [15][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [23][$1,000]; 19. 5F-Brady Forbrook [13][$1,000]; 20. 24T-Christopher Thram [22][$1,000]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [16][$1,000]; 22. 17X-Kevin Thomas [12][$1,000]; 23. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,000]; 24. 10-Matt Juhl [17][$1,000]. Lap Leader(s): Schuchart 1-16, 25; Macedo 17-24. KSE Hard Charger Award: 3-Tim Kaeding[+12]

NEW Championship Standings (After 52/75 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,598); 2. David Gravel (-60); 3. Carson Macedo (-96); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-138); 5. Donny Schatz (-170); 6. Logan Schuchart (-202); 7. James McFadden (-350); 8. Spencer Bayston (-396); 9. Jacob Allen (-600); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-694).

 

 

DOUBLE DOSE: Friday Rain Creates Saturday Doubleheader at 44th AGCO Jackson Nationals

Hot Laps at 12pm CT on Saturday Afternoon, $25,000/Win Finale Begins 7pm CT on Saturday Night

JACKSON, MN - August 19, 2022 - More heavy rains hit the Jackson, MN area on Friday afternoon and prevented the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series from racing at the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals once again.

Initially the second of two preliminary nights, that show is now postponed until Saturday afternoon to serve as the lone lead-up to the $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. It creates a doubleheader at the Jackson Motorplex with Hot Laps scheduled to begin at 12pm CT prior to the big nightcap at 7pm CT.
Saturday afternoon's program will now utilize the standard World of Outlaws format, but the Jackson Nationals finale will still offer a unique format (appearance points only) that will be finalized shortly. The pits will open at 10am tomorrow with the grandstands opening at 11am. The grandstands and pits will be cleared following the completion of the first show.

For those with a three-day pit pass, you may bring it to the track tomorrow and receive a refund from Thursday/Friday's rainout. Those with one-day passes will be good to go for Saturday's afternoon show. If you purchased any online general admission tickets, those will automatically be refunded. Any buyers at the box office can mail in their tickets for a refund.

Following this weekend, The Greatest Show on Dirt completes The Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, August 26, and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Saturday, August 27. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

 

RAINED OUT: Jackson Nationals Opener Falls to Evening Storms

44th AGCO Jackson Nationals Now a Two-Day Show on Friday & Saturday

JACKSON, MN - August 18, 2022 - Thursday's opener to the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals has been canceled with severe storms invading the Jackson, Minnesota area prior to Hot Laps.

A field of 40 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series entries was signed in for competition prior to the rain at Jackson Motorplex. The event will not be made up, but the weekend will continue on Friday, August 19 with preliminary action and then the $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday, August 20.

For those with a three-day pit pass, you may bring it to the track tomorrow and receive a refund from Thursday's rainout. Those with one-day passes will be good to go for Friday's preliminary show. If you purchased any online general admission tickets, those will automatically be refunded. Any buyers at the box office can mail in their tickets for a refund.

Following this weekend, The Greatest Show on Dirt completes The Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday, August 26, and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Saturday, August 27. 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.

 

 

 

MORE TO COME: David Gravel not letting loss of Knoxville win slow down recent momentum
Gravel and Big Game Motorsports target their first AGCO Jackson Nationals win together this weekend, Aug. 18-20

By Nick Graziano

JACKSON, MN (Aug. 17, 2022) – David Gravel had his second Knoxville Nationals win in sight with five laps to go. Then came Donny Schatz.

While he had to watch the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion drive away for his 11th Knoxville Nationals title, Gravel didn’t let finishing second diminish his confidence.

“You know, it’s one of those things where we’ve had a good past month and a half,” said Gravel, who is on a streak of 17 top-10 finishes in the last 19 races, including three wins. “Our confidence is high. We’re going to hang our heads high, obviously.”

Now in his second full year driving the Huset's Speedway/Jackson Motorplex #2 car for Big Game Motorsports, and working with 2021 World of Outlaws Crew Chief of the Year Cody Jacobs, he and the team have found their stride in time for the stretch of multiple crown jewel events – including the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, Aug. 18-20.

“There’s another big race (Thursday through Saturday for the AGCO Jackson Nationals) at Jackson (Motorplex), then there’s another decent sized race at Skagit (Speedway with the Skagit Nationals) and Gold Cup (at Silver Dollar Speedway) is growing. Then we have the Nationals Open (at Williams Grove Speedway),” Gravel said. “So, there’s still a lot to look forward to in the season. A lot of money to be won.”

Gravel has yet to win the Jackson Nationals or a Series event at Jackson Motorplex – owned by his car-owner Tod Quiring and about 30 minutes from the team shop – but still holds an impressive record at the Minnesota track. He hasn’t finished outside the top five in the last six events there, including his second-place finish in the Jackson Nationals last year.

Along with targeting marquee wins, he and his team are in the hunt for the championship for the second straight year. He currently sits 68 points behind points leader Brad Sweet entering the Jackson Nationals. Compared to Sweet’s current record this year, Gravel has two more wins, one less top five and is tied for most top 10s this year (41). Where Sweet has been better is consistency.

Gravel has had three finishes outside the top 15 this year, while Sweet has had one – at the first race of the season. But with momentum behind him and the boast of a strong Knoxville Nationals run, Gravel and Big Game Motorsports have put themselves in a position to keep the fight going until the championship determining World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 2-5).

“Like I said, we’re confident and we’re pretty happy with where we’re at right now,” Gravel said. “We’re in the championship battle so we have to finish off the season strong and we have a lot to race for.”

For tickets to the 44th AGCO Jackson Nationals, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

Four-day World Finals schedule loaded with fan activities, action-packed racing, big money

CONCORD, NC (Aug. 16, 2022) – By expanding to an epic four-day championship finale event, Nov. 2-5, the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte is bringing drivers and fans more action on and off the track.

Parades, parties, autograph sessions and more will be featured throughout the week between racing for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series ­– boasting a more than $600,000 overall purse.

The event commences Tuesday, Nov. 2, with the Hauler Load-In Parade and PRN Kick-off Party, featuring driver interviews, race cars and live music. Then, Wednesday, Nov. 3, will mark the first day of on-track action for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models.

And while the Super DIRTcar Series may not have on track action, its drivers will line the front stretch for a two-hour Fan Fest (2 to 4pm ET) before racing action, allowing fans to get up close to their favorite drivers and cars. World of Outlaws fans will have the same opportunity the next two days with a Fan Fest (from 2 to 4pm ET each night) for the Sprint Car drivers on Thursday and one for the Late Model drivers on Friday.

Thursday, Nov. 3, will see Feature action for the World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series, while Friday, Nov. 5, will host Features for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series.

Then, three champions will be crowned on Saturday, Nov. 5, with a massive night of action. Points accumulated from the previous nights will determine the Heat Race lineups for each Series. After competing for $15,000-to-win races during the weekday races, both World of Outlaws series will battle for $25,000-to-win in Saturday’s Feature. The Super DIRTcar Series will compete for $10,000 paydays during the week and $15,000 in the finale.

Before the Features, the famed 4X3 Wide Salute, placing the fields for the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series on track at the same time, will grace the speedway for the most iconic photo opportunity in motorsports.

FULL SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE

The storylines leading up to the event are building for an added level of excitement throughout the week as well. Three-time and defending Word of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet is on track to try and claim his fourth straight title, but drivers like David Gravel and Carson Macedo are still close behind, looking for their first championship.

In the Late Model Series, veteran driver Dennis Erb Jr. has a strong championship lead en route to his first title, but the two rookie contenders behind him, Tanner English and Max Blair, are dueling it out for the Rookie of the Year title.

Eight-time and defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard is trying to defend his title from last year and secure a history-making ninth Series title.

To not miss any of the excitement, get your World of Outlaws World Finals tickets by CLICKING HERE. If you purchase the four-day ticket package before Aug. 31, you’ll receive a free fan pit pass.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the week of racing live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: AGCO Jackson Nationals Up Next for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Logan Schuchart Chasing Third-Straight Jackson Nationals Title

JACKSON, MN - August 16, 2022 - The Granddaddy of 'Em All is officially in the rearview mirror, but The Greatest Show on Dirt keeps marching on this weekend at the Jackson Nationals.

A three-day trip to Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex brings the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to town for the 44th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. Preliminary action on Thursday and Friday leads into Saturday's $25,000-to-win finale as the Series makes its final stop in Minnesota this season.

Donny Schatz is fresh off an 11th Knoxville Nationals crown and leading the charge into the second half of 2022 aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Sprint Car machine. He's joined by championship contenders Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Logan Schuchart as favorites for the win this weekend.
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Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

SECOND-HALF SURGE: With an 11th Knoxville Nationals title added to the collection, Donny Schatz now eyes a second Jackson Nationals crown. The 2018 master of Minnesota owns three total wins in Jackson, MN with 11 top-five finishes through 22 Series starts at the track.

The Fargo, ND native currently sits fifth in the championship standings (-184 points) aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest Auto Parts, Ford Performance #15. It's a large obstacle to overcome, but the 10-time World of Outlaws champion has proved he's up for the task. Over the second half of 2021, he earned more points than any other driver and looks to do the same this year with a $175,000 payday last week boosting momentum and confidence.

THREE-PEAT: Logan Schuchart (Hanover, PA) will have a chance to do something never done before in the 44-year history of the AGCO Jackson Nationals this weekend. The Shark Racing #1S pilot has already joined the likes of Jack McCorkell (1980-81) and Terry McCarl (2003-04) as a back-to-back champion of the Minnesota staple, but now he could become the first driver to win three-straight Jackson Nationals.

The DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products entry is as hot as ever, coming off a week in Iowa where they won the Capitani Classic, won Wednesday's preliminary night, and charged from 17th to third in Saturday's Knoxville Nationals finale. All told, the 29-year-old left Knoxville with more than $60,000 in earnings.

He's currently sixth in the championship standings (-224 points) and ready to make a charge in the second half as he continues to chase his second World of Outlaws win of the 2022 season. Schuchart finished second, then third, and eventually first in Jackson, MN last year, proving he'll be a threat to make it a three-peat this week.

HOME TURF: For Big Game Motorsports, a trip to the Jackson Motorplex means racing close to home this weekend. The Tod Quiring-owned operation - based out of Windom, MN - will have a quick 30-minute jaunt down the road to Jackson MN to race at another entity owned by Quiring.

The #2 driver, David Gravel (Watertown, CT), has yet to win at Jackson but has always recorded solid results at the 3/8-mile. Through 19 starts, Gravel has earned nine top-five finishes with four podium appearances headlining his winless resume at his boss' home track.

He matched his career-best of second in last year's Jackson Nationals and hopes 2022 is the year he delivers a title for Tod Quiring at his own track. Gravel is fresh off a second-place outing at the Knoxville Nationals, which paid out $80,000 and crucial momentum as he continues to sit second in the standings (-68 points) with his first-ever World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship on the line.

BACK TO POINTS: With the Knoxville Nationals in the rear-view mirror, the full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car competitors return to points racing this weekend. The Series still has 26 races remaining this season and entering Jackson, Brad Sweet holds a 68-point advantage with his fourth consecutive championship on the line this season.

The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 left Knoxville a bit disappointed with a ninth-place finish, but they return to one of their strongest tracks this weekend. In his last 15 starts at Jackson, Sweet has never run worse than seventh and owns an average finish of 3.0 with four victories and two Jackson Nationals titles (2017, 2019) to his credit.

All eyes will be on the points battle over the next three months as the Series continues the path to the season-ending World Finals (Nov. 2-5) at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

THE RACE TO 10: Through 51 races, both Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) and Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) are sitting on eight victories with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. This weekend's tripleheader at Jackson presents each with three opportunities to win the race to double-digit wins in 2022.

Macedo is a former winner at Jackson Nationals during preliminary competition in 2019 and recently finished in the top-five of all three nights last year aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Macedo currently sits third in the championship standings (-114 points) with plenty of his best tracks still left on the calendar to close out 2022.

Haudenschild has yet to win at the Jackson, MN venue, but he does own a career-best result of second in IRA competition. The Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 has finished as high as fourth at Jackson in 2020 and comes into this weekend fresh off a hard-charging 23rd to eighth performance at the Knoxville Nationals.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Thursday-Saturday, August 18-20 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (51/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (6,470 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-68 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-114 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-150 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-184 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-224 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-356 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-372 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-616 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-688 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
8 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
5 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
3 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
3 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S,
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
207 laps – Brad Sweet
185 laps – Carson Macedo
165 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
151 laps – David Gravel
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
99 laps – Donny Schatz
78 laps – Jacob Allen
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
13 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
8 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
6 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
3 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 Drivers):
19 Heat Wins – David Gravel
16 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
13 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
12 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
11 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
10 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
9 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Marcus Dumesny
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (51 Drivers):
29 Dashes – David Gravel
27 Dashes – Brad Sweet
26 Dashes – Carson Macedo
20 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston
19 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
18 Dashes – Jacob Allen
16 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu
9 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason
5 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks
4 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Darin Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumensy

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (30 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (25 Drivers):
9 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight

PODIUM FINISHES (30 Drivers):
17 Podiums – Brad Sweet
16 Podiums – Carson Macedo
13 Podiums – David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – Donny Schatz
9 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – James McFadden
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni

TOP 10 FINISHES (54 Drivers):
41 Top 10s – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
37 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
36 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
35 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
33 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
27 Top 10s – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
21 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
16 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney
6 Top 10s – Justin Peck
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin
1 Top 10 – Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni, Lachlan McHugh, Marcus Dumensy, Daryn Pittman

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)
46. Fri, Aug. 5 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Carson Macedo (8)
47. Sat, Aug. 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
48. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville Raceway / Logan Schuchart (NP)
49. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville Raceway / Jacob Allen (NP)
50. Fri, Aug. 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville Raceway / Rico Abreu (NP)
51. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville Raceway / Donny Schatz (3)

 

 

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME: Donny Schatz Wins 11th Knoxville Nationals Title

Donny Schatz Passed David Gravel on Lap 46 for $175,000 Payday

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 13, 2022 - After five years away from the top step, Donny Schatz finally returned to glory at Knoxville Raceway.

Rallying late in the running, the Fargo, ND superstar found another gear on the bottom side and drove by David Gravel on the 46th lap to put his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15 in command.

While a sold-out crowd of 20,000+ fans in Knoxville, Iowa erupted for the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, the 45-year-old kept his cool and thought about his late father, Danny Schatz. He aced the final five laps and kept Gravel at bay, driving away to earn his 11th title at the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

"There are no words for this," Schatz said. "I could hear my dad [Danny Schatz] telling me to gather it up and settle down and it worked."

Schatz's victory brings him within one away from tying Steve Kinser (12) for the most titles in the history of the Knoxville Nationals. It was even more rewarding considering the fact that Schatz fell as far back as seventh in the early running. The Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing crew - led by Steve Swenson, Todd Devnich, Ayrton Olson - aced the halfway break and gave Schatz a car capable of winning, from there it was up to the champ.

He restarted in sixth on Lap 25 and promptly drove by everyone in his sight as he returned to the mountaintop.

"I didn't drive like I should at the beginning," Schatz added. "We were decent both nights, but took a big swing at it and tried something new with the motor tonight. I didn't know if we were gonna get there after I fell as far back as I did. I just couldn't control the wheel spin."

The halfway break allowed his crew to go to work and it paid dividends. They gave him the car capable of winning, and Donny did what Donny does best.

"Scuba [Steve Swenson] could read me like a book and knew when I didn't say anything that he should throw the 911 at it," Schatz spoke on his crew. "These guys did an incredible job. It was do or die on the bottom. I kept getting better and better there at the end. This one feels like the first time, really."

After leading laps 27-45, David Gravel fell short of Donny Schatz by 0.747-seconds at the checkered flag. The Big Game Motorsports #2 was stout on the high-line, but the TSR #15 proved to be too dominant rolling the bottom. The Watertown, CT native banked $80,000 for his runner-up result, but will have to wait another year to try and chase his second Knoxville Nationals title.

"Sometimes it better to be running second," Gravel said after missing out on his second Nationals title. "We had a great car and I was aggressive early, but I just didn't want to get off the top. I heard Donny coming and in hindsight, I should've tried running down. It's just hard to change it up when you're leading and feeling good up top. It's a bummer for sure. I want to win of these for Tod Quiring. I'm only 30 years old and I'll have plenty of more chances, but it still stings."

Rounding out the podium on Saturday night was Logan Schuchart with a phenomenal 17th-to-third run in the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S. The Hanover, PA native collected a season-best $40,000 for his efforts in The Grandaddy of 'Em All.

"I'm thrilled with what this team has accomplished," Schuchart said after a stellar week. "I'm proud of every single person at Shark Racing and it starts with what my grandfather started. We're just a family-owned team competing for wins on the biggest stage in the world. I honestly felt like I was gaining on them through the last five laps, but we just didn't start far enough forward. Starting 17th and finishing 3rd is pretty amazing."

After leading laps 2-26, Tyler Courtney finished fourth for a career-best Knoxville Nationals effort worth $26,000 aboard his Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC. Jacob Allen concluded a sensational week in Iowa by driving from 11th to fifth in his Shark Racing #1A, banking $21,000 for his run.

Closing out the top-10 at the 61st Knoxville Nationals was Kyle Larson ($20,000) after rallying from a shredded tire, Brent Marks ($19,000) after battling for a podium, Sheldon Haudenschild ($18,000) with Hard Charger honors from 23rd-to-eighth, Brad Sweet ($17,000) in the NAPA Auto Parts #49, and Daryn Pittman. ($16,000) with a top-10 in his return with Heffner Racing.

Buddy Kofoid finished 11th to earn JETCO Rookie of the Year honors, setting the highest finish by a rookie at the Knoxville Nationals since the turn of the century.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (50 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz (3); 2. 2-David Gravel (4); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (17); 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney (2); 5. 1A-Jacob Allen (11); 6. 57-Kyle Larson (6); 7. 19-Brent Marks (7); 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (23); 9. 49-Brad Sweet (9); 10. 27H-Daryn Pittman (8); 11. 11X-Michael Kofoid (14); 12. 13-Justin Peck (19); 13. 24R-Rico Abreu (21); 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel (16); 15. 83JR-Kerry Madsen (22); 16. 88-Austin McCarl (1); 17. 41-Carson Macedo (5); 18. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (15); 19. 83-James McFadden (20); 20. 21-Brian Brown (24); 21. 39-Justin Sanders (13); 22. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (18); 23. 25-JJ Hickle (10); 24. 11M-Parker Price-Miller (12).

 

 

TICKET, PUNCHED: Abreu Wins #HardKnox, Locks-In with Madsen, Haudenschild, Brown

Saturday's 61st Knoxville Nationals is Officially Sold-Out, Watch LIVE on DIRTVision

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 12, 2022 - Friday's #HardKnox program at the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores continues to be one of the most intense nights in all of Sprint Car Racing.

With 72 cars unqualified for Saturday's $175,000-to-win, $10,000-to-start main event, the pressure was real with racers taking their last chance to grab four lock-in positions to The Granddaddy of 'Em All.

At the end of the 25-lapper, a familiar face was welcomed to Victory Lane as Rico Abreu made it back-to-back wins in Friday's #HardKnox portion of the Knoxville Nationals. It was his third preliminary win and locks him into his seventh career A-Main.

The St. Helena, CA native led all 25 laps in a relatively unchallenged dispute. He'll roll off from 21st in Saturday's 50-lap finale.

"Solid performance by the team tonight," Abreu noted afterward. "I let them down last night with some poor decisions, and I think I made up for it tonight. This is huge for us to put HyVee in Victory Lane across the street. I'm thankful for their support and everyone who continues to support this race team. I can see it in my guys' eyes how bad they want it. These races are so damn hard to win, but we put ourselves in a position and we finally capitalized on it."

Following Abreu to the stripe on Friday was Kerry Madsen aboard the Roth Motorsports #83JR. The St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia native is now locked-in for his 15th career Knoxville Nationals A-Main.

"I had one chance to send it early on, but the top-four is more important than heroics of the moment on this kind of night," Madsen said on keeping it cool. "This Roth Motorsports #83 was so comfortable and easy to drive over those last 25 laps. We're gonna see if we can make a charge tomorrow.

Rounding out the podium was Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. Following a rough preliminary night, the Wooster, OH native successfully rebounded with an eighth-to-third charge as he booked his fourth trip to the Knoxville Nationals A-Main.

"I really didn't want to see those restarts," Haudenschild spoke on his nervousness. "I got by the #5 [Bayston] in traffic, but then the caution came out right away. I threw a bomb on him, but then knew I would have to do something different with the #21 [Brown] there. Luckily, it all worked out. This is a tough, stressful week for everyone.,

Scoring the 24th and final lock-in position was Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, who rocketed by Spencer Bayston in a surprise attack on the final restart. His bold move paid off with a 12th career Knoxville Nationals A-Main start."

"Shit was going on, I can guarantee you that," Brown joked on his wild ending. "This night is chaotic, just because the pressure is so high. Everybody knows how important this race is to me and my team, but it has not been a great week. Nobody has given up, though, and I think it's starting to pay off. We're gonna keep driving our ass off until that last checkered flag falls. This definitely makes tomorrow easier and less stressful."

Finishing behind the lock-in drivers and earning a position in Saturday's B-Main lineup was Anthony Macri, Spencer Bayston, Corey Day, Justin Henderson, Brady Bacon, Dylan Cisney, Brooke Tatnell, Sawyer Phillips, Terry McCarl, and Brock Zearfoss.

Saturday's Knoxville Nationals finale is officially sold out, but fans at home can still watch the biggest Sprint Car race of the year on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) - 1. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [12]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [14]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston [6]; 7. 14-Corey Day [1]; 8. 7-Justin Henderson [24]; 9. 21H-Brady Bacon [18]; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney [13]; 11. 16-Brooke Tatnell [16]; 12. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [11]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 15. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [20]; 16. 55T-McKenna Haase [23]; 17. 42-Sye Lynch [22]; 18. 1-Logan Wagner [15]; 19. 49X-Cale Thomas [17]; 20. 71-Cory Eliason [19]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [5]; 22. 6B-Brandon Wimmer [21]; 23. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [3]; 24. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]. Lap Leader(s): Rico Abreu 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Justin Henderson[+16]
Knoxville Nationals A-Main Lineup (50 Laps):

Row 1: 88 Austin McCarl --- 7BC Tyler Courtney
Row 2: 15 Donny Schatz --- 2 David Gravel
Row 3: 41 Carson Maced --- 57 Kyle Larson
Row 4: 19 Brent Marks --- 27H Daryn Pittman
Row 5: 49 Brad Sweet --- 25 J.J. Hickle
Row 6: 1A Jacob Allen --- 11M Parker Price-Miller
Row 7: 39 Justin Sanders --- 11X Buddy Kofoid
Row 8: 7TAZ Tasker Phillips --- 8 Aaron Reutzel
Row 9: B-Main Transfers
Row 10: B-Main Transfers
Row 11: 24 Rico Abreu --- 83JR Kerry Madsen
Row 12: 17 Sheldon Haudenschild --- 21 Brian Brown

 

 

SHARK WEEK: Jacob Allen Completes Shark Racing Sweep of Knoxville Nationals Prelims

Austin McCarl and Tyler Courtney Earn Front Row Spots for Saturday Finale

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 12, 2022 - Take a bow, Knoxville Raceway. You did it again.

Thursday's preliminary program of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's was one of the most remarkable in recent memory. The storylines were plentiful from top-to-bottom, but one team earned the right to dominate the headlines.

32 years removed from Bobby Allen's emotional, dramatic, and stunning triumph at the 1990 Knoxville Nationals, his beloved operation - Shark Racing - has swept the preliminary programs of the 2022 edition with his grandson, Logan Schuchart, winning Wednesday and his son, Jacob Allen, topping Thursday.

It was a rag-tag group of characters and cars when the Hanover, PA team joined the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-time in 2014. Flash forward eight years and this dream has turned into a reality with Shark Racing evolving into one of the top teams in the country, and they proved it this week.

After Logan Schuchart led all 25 laps of Wednesday's opener, his uncle Jacob Allen had to follow him up on Thursday and most certainly felt the pressure. That's not to say he didn't thrive under the heat of the microscope, though. Piloting the Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A, a replica design of Bobby's 1990 car, Jacob brought his dad's ride back to Victory Lane and he beat the best of the best to do it.

Earning his first-career Knoxville Raceway win with a superb effort, Allen was forced to fend off three-time World of Outlaws champion and 2018 Knoxville Nationals winner, Brad Sweet, to get the job done. It was a heated battle down the stretch, but one that this lovable son of "Scruffy" was willing to face head-on.

"This is so amazing," Allen told an ecstatic crowd in Knoxville. "To bring my dad's #1A car back to Victory Lane at Knoxville is so badass. What else can you say? Wow. I had to hold off Brad Sweet, who's a champion here. Knoxville Raceway tops it all.

I was telling Logan that I could throw up before the Feature with how much pressure he put on me. I thought what it would be like for Shark Racing to sweep the prelims, and we freaking did it. I can't believe it. When Shark Racing first came on the road, they never would've thought we were capable of doing this. This shows you that no matter how hard you work if you believe in it and you truly want it, you can make it happen."

It was a matter of 0.754-seconds for Brad Sweet as fell just short of claiming his second Knoxville Nationals preliminary win. He was all over Allen's bumper throughout the final five laps but struggled to make the right move with traffic and Allen's improved savvy standing in his way. The Big Cat will start ninth in Saturday's big dance aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

"I'm happy for Jacob," Sweet said on his friend. "That's pretty awesome to see the #1A back in Victory Lane here. Knoxville is a tricky place to win at, so seeing him get his first win on this kind of stage is special. I'm definitely disappointed for my guys, though. We had a good car, but I don't think I made the right moves. We've got some work to do, and 50 laps is a long time for things to play out."

Completing the podium behind Allen and Sweet was another fellow World of Outlaws star Carson Macedo. The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 found speed late in the going and tracked down the front two to make it a three-way battle for the win on Thursday. The Lemoore, CA native fell short by 1.161-seconds at the checkered flag, but his third-place effort was enough to slot him starting fifth in Saturday's main event.

"I got a bad start and had to reel it all back in," Macedo said on his night. "Once I got my momentum going and found a rhythm I felt really good and could see Brad and Jacob ahead of me. I faded at the end, though, I don't think it was my car or anything, maybe just the dirty air. It's a nice points night for us, though, and I know we're locked in for Saturday. I think we can get a little better for the big dance, but I believe in Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Reptez] completely.

Austin McCarl, of Altoona, IA, was the story away from the story as he earned high point man honors and put his Country Builders #88 on the pole position of Saturday's $175,00o-to-win grand finale. The son of "T-Mac" Terry McCarl, Austin locked-in to his third Knoxville Nationals A-Main by timing in fifth, running fourth-from-eighth in his Heat and finishing fourth in the Feature.

Kyle Larson, the defending Knoxville Nationals champion, earned his fair share of headlines as well on Thursday. He timed in seventh-quick, but a poor Heat Race sent him to the B-Main and a 22nd-place starting position in the Feature. The Elk Grove, CA native then did what he does best, advancing +17 spots in a caution-free race to finish fifth and earn KSE Hard Charger honors. He'll start from sixth in Saturday's 50-lap finale as he hopes to repeat his 2021 triumph.

Rounding out the top-10 on Thursday night was Zeb Wise, Tyler Courtney, Kasey Kahne, Lynton Jeffrey, and JJ Hickle.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 88-Austin McCarl [7]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [22]; 6. 26-Zeb Wise [1]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [12]; 9. 2K-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 10. 25-J.J. Hickle [5]; 11. 3TK-Tim Kaeding [10]; 12. 27H-Daryn Pittman [21]; 13. 19W-Chris Windom [9]; 14. 5C-Dylan Cisney [14]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [19]; 16. 11X-Michael Kofoid [24]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [17]; 18. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [23]; 19. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 20. 49X-Cale Thomas [11]; 21. 35-Zach Hampton [18]; 22. 1-Logan Wagner [15]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [16]; 24. 53-Jack Dover [20]. Lap Leader(s): Jacob Allen 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 57-Kyle Larson[+17]
Knoxville Nationals Points (1-16 A-Main; 17-26 B-Main):

88-Austin McCarl (477)
7BC-Tyler Courtney (473)
15-Donny Schatz (469)
2-David Gravel (469)
41-Carson Macedo (467)
57-Kyle Larson (462)
19-Brent Marks (462)
27H-Daryn Pittman (459)
49-Brad Sweet (458)
25-JJ Hickle (458)
1A-Jacob Allen (457)
11M-Parker Price-Miller (457)
39-Justin Sanders (456)
11X-Buddy Kofoid (453)
7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (451)
8-Aaron Reutzel (447)
18-Giovanni Scelzi (445)
1S-Logan Schuchart (444)
2K-Lynton Jeffrey (443)
26-Zeb Wise (442)
83-James McFadden (441)
13-Justin Peck (441)
14J-Cole Macedo (435)
2KS-Ian Madsen (434)
9-Kasey Kahne (431)
3TK-Tim Kaeding (431)

 

 

WILD WEDNESDAY: Logan Schuchart Tops Opening Night of 61st Knoxville Nationals

Donny Schatz & David Gravel Top Points (469) in Low-Scoring Affair

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 10, 2022 - The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is officially off and running.

In a case of deja vu, The Granddaddy of 'Em All began on Wednesday night almost exactly how the Capitani Classic ended at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway earlier in the week on Sunday with Logan Schuchart fending off a hard-charging Donny Schatz.

The Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S officially led all 25 laps, but that only came after beating James McFadden into turn one, surviving several restarts, and then out-running the 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion in late lap traffic.

It marked the first preliminary night win for the Hanover, PA native - he won #HardKnox in 2018 - and continues the perfect path that two previous Knoxville Nationals champions took before him. Like Sweet in 2018 and Gravel in 2018, Schuchart will try to go three-for-three on the week and earn his first-career Knoxville Nationals title on Saturday night.

"I'm looking at the big picture," Schuchart said after an unexcitable Victory Lane. "I don't know that we did well enough in the points, to be honest. We have a good shot at it if we can put ourselves in a position to race for it, I hope we aren't buried too far back. You want to lock in and take some of that stress away, but if not, we'll run that B-Main and hopefully learn a little something on our car."

Schuchart - the grandson of 1990 Knoxville Nationals champion, Bobby Allen - took an interesting journey to Victory Lane by qualifying 26th and landing the pole of the Feature thanks to a wacky night with inversions and points. Everything changed when 18 of the top-20 qualifiers failed to transfer from Heat Race action and opened the door for others behind them.

Schuchart's $12,0000 payday was nearly stolen late in the going when none other than Fargo, ND's own Donny Schatz roared to life in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest Auto Parts, Ford Performance #15. Like Sunday, the 10-time champion quickly reeled in Schuchart, but he couldn't find a way around this time.

Schatz got ultra close with three laps left, closing ton 0.356-seconds, but one crucial and daring move in traffic is what allowed Schuchart to build the comfort zone he needed to hang on for the win. It was a 1.568-second margin of victory as Schatz followed him to the line in second.

"That lap car killed our momentum, and that was the only way I could get through turns three and four," Schatz said on his late charge falling short. It gave us an opportunity to try something and I think we'll end up sitting okay, hopefully. Those points are important. I think we've got a car capable of winning, but we won't know until Saturday comes and we see what hand we've been dealt. I've never seen something like that tonight with only two of the top 20 making the Feature."

After winning back-to-back Wednesday preliminary Features at the Knoxville Nationals, 2019 champion David Gravel lost his pursuit of a trifecta as he finished P3 in the 2022 opener. The Watertown, CT native was the only of ten drivers to start from row four and transfer (top-four) out of Heat Race action. It was a move that paid dividends in the long run for Big Game Motorsports #2.

"I didn't start too far back, but I lost the road map for a few laps and really struggled," Gravel said. "I got it together the last 10-12 laps, thankfully. The car wasn't right there in the A-Main, so we'll have to keep working on it. It was a stressful night with how much trouble everyone had with points. This track was different, but I guarantee we won't have this on Saturday."

After offering a hotly contested battle for second, Giovanni Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, and James McFadden, of Alice Springs, NT, AUS, slipped back to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 was Aaron Reutzel in the RSR #8, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Cole Macedo in the Dietz Motorsports #14J, Corey Day in the Meyers Construction #14, and Roger Crockett in his own #11.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 3. 2-David Gravel [8]; 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 83-James McFadden [2]; 6. 8-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 7. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 8. 14J-Cole Macedo [5]; 9. 14-Corey Day [12]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett [11]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 12. 11M-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [22]; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland [9]; 15. 39-Justin Sanders [24]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 17. 17C-Carson Short [16]; 18. 73-Scotty Thiel [19]; 19. 55W-Mike Wagner [15]; 20. 101-Lachlan McHugh [10]; 21. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [20]; 22. 2KS-Ian Madsen [23]; 23. 2M-Davey Heskin [14]; 24. 6B-Brandon Wimmer [18]. Lap Leader(s): Logan Schuchart 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11M-Parker Price-Miller[+9]

Photo - Trent Gower

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars return to action at Jacksonville, Spoon River

JACKSONVILLE, IL (Aug. 9, 2022) – The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will roar back to action in September with its debut at Jacksonville Speedway (Friday, Sept. 9) and Spoon River Speedway (Saturday, Sept. 10), in conjunction with the POWRi WAR Sprint League.

The Illinois doubleheader will mark the seventh and eighth rounds of the Series’ debut championship season – also bringing it past the halfway point.

There have been five different winners in the first six races as the Series continues to draw the best non-wing Sprint Car drivers from around the country each race. Shane Cockrum, of Benton IL, currently leads the title hunt with a 47-point lead over Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright.

XTREME OUTLAW @ JACKSONVILLE – Friday, Sept. 9
Track: Jacksonville Speedway
Location: Jacksonville, IL
To Win: $5,000

Notables: Along with Jacksonville Speedway being the Series’ debut at the track, it will also be the Series’ debut at a quarter-mile speedway. However, of those currently in the top five in points, Illinois natives Shane Cockrum and Mario Clouser have won at the track.

Both won with the POWRi National Midget tour – Clouser in 2012 and Cockrum in 2013.

XTREME OUTLAW @ SPOON RIVER – Saturday, Sept. 10
Track: Spoon River Speedway
Location: Lewistown, IL
To Win: $5,000

Notables: Like Jacksonville Speedway, Spoon River Speedway will mark two first for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars. It will see the Series make its debut there and its debut at a 3/8-mile track.

And, again, of those in the top five in points, Mario Clouser, of Chatham, IL, already has a victory there. He won at Spoon River with the POWRi WAR Sprint League in 2021. Thomas Meseraull, who won with the Xtreme Outlaw Series at Volusia Speedway Park, won with the POWRi WAR Sprints at Spoon River in 2019, as well as Anthony Nicholson.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both races live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision 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.

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Fall California Swing set to feature multiple big events

CHICO, CA (Aug. 8, 2022) – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to California in September, it'll be greeted by two weeks of big events.

The Greatest Show on Dirt kicks off the week with the 68th Running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions pres. by RIEBES NAPA, which is now a three-day (Sept. 8-10) event, for the Series, paying $25,000 to win on its final night. Then, the next week will kick off with the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway (Sept. 16) before the Series returns to Placerville Speedway for the Bonney Plumbing 49er Gold Rush Classic (Sept. 17).

It'll be a key stretch for all drivers, launching them into the final 11 races of the year, including the championship-determining World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 2-5.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3BIK3b1

GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS – Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 8-10
Track: Silver Dollar Speedway
Location: Chico, CA
2021 Winner: Logan Schuchart

Notables: With SLC Promotions – a team consisting of defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, NASCAR champion Kyle Larson and regional-racer Colby Copeland – taking over the promotions at Silver Dollar Speedway, Gold Cup has been returned to its roots as a crown jewel event by expanding to four days – three days with the World of Outlaws – and paying $25,000 on the final night.

There have been five different winners in the last five Series races at Silver Dollar Speedway and four different Gold Cup winners in the last four events. Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart is the most recent winner, holding off the Kasey Kahne Racing duo at the time of James McFadden and Sweet.

Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, has yet to win the Gold Cup but will be more poised than ever this year to change that. Along with promoting the event, he's already conquered two wins that have alluded him this year – a win at Williams Grove Speedway and an Ironman 55 victory.

TOM TARLTON CLASSIC – Friday, Sept. 16
Track: Keller Auto Speedway
Location: Hanford, CA
2021 Winner: Carson Macedo

Notables: The Tom Tarlton Classic became a World of Outlaws race for the first-time last year, paying $21,000 to the winner, and gave fans an epic show at Keller Auto Speedway. Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA – who has a long history with the Tarlton family – won the event, besting fellow California-native Brad Sweet.

Macedo also became the 12th different winner in the last 12 Series races at Keller Auto Speedway. The others include David Gravel (’19), Logan Schuchart (’17), Shane Stewart (’15), Cody Darrah (’14), Donny Schatz (’13), Tim Kaeding (’03), Danny Lasoski (’02), Andy Hillenburg (’01), Stevie Smith (’01), Johnny Herrera (’00) and Joey Saldana (’00).

49ER GOLD RUSH CLASSIC – Saturday, Sept. 17
Track: Placerville Speedway
Location: Placerville, CA
Latest Winner: Shane Golobic (2019)

Notables: The World of Outlaws will make its grand return to Placerville Speedway, for the first time since 2019, on Saturday, Sept. 17. The iconic quarter-mile track last saw local hero Shane Golobic, of Fremont, CA, besting Carson Macedo in the closing laps for an upset victory.

Seven California drivers made up the top 10 in that race, including Golobic, Macedo, Justin Sanders, Tim Kaeding, Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu.

Since the World of Outlaws returned to Placerville in 2015, there has yet to be a repeat winner. The list includes Golobic (’19), Sweet (’18), David Gravel (’17), Jason Johnson (’16) and Donny Schatz (’15).

 

 

BIG CAT STRENGTH: Brad Sweet Dominates Pevely for First Ironman 55 Title

Championship Leader Controls All 55 Laps for $20,000 Payday

PEVELY, MO - August 6, 2022 - There was simply no denying Brad Sweet on Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

As a three-time champion and winner of 77 career Features with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the Grass Valley, CA native is still finding ways to knock out those first-career achievements with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

In July, he finally earned his first-career win at Williams Grove Speedway, and on Saturday, he finally tamed the iconic Ironman 55 presented by Festus Tourism Commission. "The Big Cat" has long been successful at the Pevely, MO 1/3-mile - proven by his now five-career wins at the track - but the track's flagship event had always eluded him until tonight.

Earning the pole position with his Series-best fifth win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Sweet quickly assumed the point and never relinquished it throughout 55 laps. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 was in impeccable form, building an advantage as large as 4+ seconds at one point, and surviving a trio of restarts with ease.

It was a bit of redemption for the current championship leader, who lost Friday's Night Before the Ironman in heartbreaking fashion when lap traffic allowed Carson Macedo to instantly close and complete a Hail Mary slider. The 36-year-old kept that in mind as he destroyed the field in Saturday's $20,000-to-win Feature.

"After last night, I felt like we had something to prove and I was pretty pissed off to be honest," Sweet admitted. "I let my guys down and I didn't do my job to deliver the win we needed and deserved. Team morale and confidence are a big thing in this sport and now we're heading to the Knoxville Nationals after dominating 55 laps on the hardest track of the year. It's nice to finally add this one to the resume."

Although the 2018 Knoxville Nationals champion controlled Saturday's show from green to checkered, he never felt at ease in the cockpit.

"You just don't have any time to relax at this race track," Sweet continued. "You're constantly searching for a faster line and I felt like I drove 48 good laps, but there were some mistakes in there when I went looking for things. Luckily this car was so good that I could maneuver a little better than others. I was definitely a little extra tense about getting this one."

Trailing Sweet's NAPA #49 for all 55 laps was Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. Unlike Friday night, there was no late-race magic to spoil Sweet's party this time. The Lemoore, CA native did receive his golden opportunity when the caution flew on Lap 50 and lined him up on Sweet's rear bumper, but nothing could deter the #49 from cruising to a 1.396-second margin of victory.

"I think we were competitive again and felt like we executed really well, but Brad was just so damn good in that Feature," Macedo mentioned on chasing Sweet. "He could move around and make it work wherever he needed. I feel like last year we weren't nearly this good at Pevely, so to come here with two wins and a second is pretty awesome. I'm pumped up for Knoxville."

Completing the exact same trio of podium finishers for the second night in a row was James McFadden in his Roth Motorsports #83. He'll head to the Knoxville Nationals carrying loads of speed and confidence hoping to add that first win of the season to his belt.

"He spanked us," McFadden said on Sweet. "When there's a middle like that, Brad is the guy to beat. We were competitive with Carson and I had a really good battle with Donny, too. I love racing with Donny, a guy as good as him, and how he races you. Those guys out front were in another world, but it was fun battling our little bubble tonight. I hope I can win this race one day, we've been close several times now. Onto Knoxville."

Donny Schatz finished in fourth for the second straight night aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15. Rounding out the top five was Sheldon Haudenschild, who charged from 19th to fifth to earn KSE Hard Charger honors in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Closing out the top-10 in Saturday's 55-lapper was Rico Abreu in sixth, Brock Zearfoss in seventh, Justin Peck in eighth, Noah Gass in ninth, and Spencer Bayston in tenth. NOS NOTEBOOK (I-55 Raceway, 8/6/22)

Brad Sweet's 77th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him to seven wins away from tying Stevie Smith (84) for 10th on the All-Time Wins List.

David Gravel opened the night with his 95th career World of Outlaws QuickTime, circling I-55 in 10.512 seconds to lead My Place Hotels Qualifying. Gravel, Hunter Schuerenberg, Logan Schuchart, and Brock Zearfoss scored Saturday's NOS Energy Drink Heat Races.

Following his actions at Weedsport Speedway last Sunday - which included pushing and pulling a Series official, throwing safety equipment onto a live track, and making obscene gestures towards the crowd - Sheldon Haudenshild received a fine of $1,000 to be paid by September 1, 2022.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The Greatest Show on Dirt now prepares for The Granddaddy of 'Em All. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is heading for The Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville, Iowa. A field of 100+ entries will compete for a million-dollar purse in the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's from Wednesday-Saturday, August 10-13. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (55 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$20,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [2][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [3][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [19][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$2,300]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7][$2,200]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [10][$2,100]; 9. 20G-Noah Gass [11][$2,050]; 10. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,000]; 11. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [9][$1,600]; 12. 2-David Gravel [5][$1,400]; 13. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [14][$1,200]; 14. 51B-Joe B-Miller [21][$1,100]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$1,050]; 16. 84-Brandon Hanks [23][$1,000]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$1,000]; 18. 9JR-Derek Hagar [22][$1,000]; 19. 3N-Jake Neuman [24][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [15][$1,000]; 21. 101-Lachlan McHugh [17][$1,000]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [16][$1,000]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,000]; 24. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-55. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 47/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,380); 2. David Gravel (-68); 3. Carson Macedo (-114); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-150); 5. Donny Schatz (-184); 6. Logan Schuchart (-224); 7. James McFadden (-356); 8. Spencer Bayston (-372); 9. Jacob Allen (-616); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-688).

 

 

PICKENS POCKETS: Michael Pickens Pulls Off Last-Lap Pass for Xtreme Outlaw Midget Win

New Zealander is Fifth Different Winner through First Five Series Races

PEVELY, MO - August 7, 2022 - Michael Pickens had just enough momentum coming off Turn 4 to the checkers for a last-second surge past Jacob Denney, earning his first victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Saturday night’s Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented Toyota main event.

Denney grabbed the lead on a restart with 12 to go and was holding off the field by circling the very bottom of the track. Pickens gave chase on a restart with three to go, putting his car on top and blasting around the outside on the last lap. In the final corner, it looked as if Denney would have just enough to hang onto the win, but Pickens’ Toyota-powered Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports car carried enough momentum to edge Denney at the finish by just over a tenth of a second.

Pickens, an accomplished racer from Auckland, New Zealand, became the fifth different winner through the Series’ first five races in its inaugural season.

“I’m not sure if he missed his marks or what, but we made a ton of ground coming off Turn 2 and Turn 4,” said Pickens, 39, who pocketed $5,000 for the victory and is now headed back to his native New Zealand. “It was super tricky trying to hit my marks down there, it was like a long, big run. I had to lay my right rear over it in the black.

“I’ve got a to say a massive, massive thank you to Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports. They put me in this car just for this weekend. I’ve heard so many cool stories about this place. It’s a privilege to race in America, but especially to race at Pevely and get a win. Sitting on that plane for 15 hours out of Houston is going to be a lot shorter ride than it would have been without a win.”

Pickens started from the outside of the front row and grabbed the lead on the initial start of the 30-lapper, but polesitter Chase McDermand recovered and led until the caution on Lap 18. McDermand bounced through the middle of Turns 1 and 2 on the restart and Denney pounced on the opportunity.

Denney led through four more restarts, including one following a red flag when Emillio Hoover flipped with seven to go.

“It definitely sucks, but congratulations to Michael and the whole Dave Mac Dalby crew,” said Denney, of Galloway, OH. “Michael ran a better last three laps than I did. I just didn’t do the best laps I could do when it counted.”

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship points leader Zach Daum charged from 11th to finish third, maintaining a streak of five top-10 finishes, the only driver to accomplish the feat.

“Michael made the middle and the top work,” said Daum, of Pocahontas, IL. “We passed a lot of cars on the bottom and then we kind of fell in line towards the end. We just kept chugging. We’ve been battling some electrical gremlins the past week, I think we finally got those straightened out. The motor runs good, we just need to finish one of these.

Consistency wins championships. I’ve been in championship deals before, I know what it takes. If we keep putting ourselves in this position we’re going to win a race. We just have a few more things to fine tune and then we’ll be alright.”

News & Notes: This weekend’s Xtreme Outlaw Series races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway were run in conjunction with POWRi. … Michael Pickens was quickest overall in Whitz Racing Products Group Qualifying, turning a lap around the high-banked 1/3-mile oval in 12.770 seconds. … Heat race winners included Brenham Crouch, Karter Sarff, Cade Lewis and Chase McDermand, who pulled a “0” for the inversion. … Bryant Wiedeman won the Last Chance Showdown with former NASCAR Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes earning the final transfer to the main event. … Emillio Hoover and Branigan Roark used provisionals to start the Feature.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps) – 1. 08$-Michael Pickens[2][$5,000]; 2. 61-Jacob Denney[3]; 3. 9M-Zach Daum[11]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[8]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[17]; 6. 40-Chase McDermand[1]; 7. 26-Chance Crum[5]; 8. 97-Brenham Crouch[6]; 9. 25K-Taylor Reimer[12]; 10. 84X-Jesse Love[9]; 11. 71M-Cade Lewis[7]; 12. 7U-Kyle Jones[4]; 13. 51B-Joe B Miller[14]; 14. 84-Jade Avedisian[15]; 15. 06-Rylan Gray[13]; 16. 97K-Ben Rhodes[20]; 17. 71K-Dominic Gorden[18]; 18. 44-Branigan Roark[22]; 19. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[16]; 20. 21E-Emilio Hoover[21]; 21. 7-Shannon McQueen[19]; 22. 97A-Mitchell Davis[10].

NEW Championship Standings (After 5/10 races) – 1. Zach Daum (1062); 2. Brenham Crouch (-60); 3. Bryant Wiedeman (-78); 4. Kyle Jones (-136); 5. Taylor Reimer (-155); 6. Chance Crum (-167); 7. Sam Johnson (-250); 8. Jade Avedisian (-261); 9. Dominic Gorden (-283); 10. Ethan Mitchell (-344).

Next Up: The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota joins the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Aug. 26-27 at Davenport Speedway in a couple of $4,000-to-win showdowns.

 

 

FINALLY FIRST: Chance Crum Earns Elusive National Midget Victory at I-55

Four Different Winners in Four Xtreme Outlaw Midget Races

PEVELY, MO - August 5, 2022 - The wait is over. In his 43rd start across National Midget competition, Chance Crum finally earned his long-awaited trip to Victory Lane on Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Earning his much-anticipated win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, held in conjunction with POWRi, Crum was forced to deal with a ferocious Karter Sarff all throughout the 30-lap opening leg of Ironman weekend.

The Snohomish, WA native rolled from the pole position thanks to a six-car inversion drawn by high point man Michael Pickens, and he quickly took advantage of the good fortune. After leading the opening four laps aboard the Rudeen Racing #26, Crum soon lost control of the top spot when Sarff, of Mason City, IL, roared by to pace the fifth circuit.

Sarff, a young but experienced 19-year-old, opened up his lead to as large as 0.969-seconds on Lap 12 before a caution changed everything with Crum able to regroup and refocus. Once back green, the duo offered a thrilling bout for the lead as they swapped the top spot on several occasions while racing each other and racing the tricky and treacherous 1/3-mile surface.

Crum officially re-took the lead with the cross flags waving on Lap 15, and although he never relinquished it over the second half, he also never built a comfortable lead. The gap was no bigger than five-tenths of a second throughout the latter half and Sarff constantly kept the heat applied with both drivers chasing their first-career Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series win.

The slightest of bobbles on the final lap made it even closer at the checkered flag as Crum slipped high and Sarff nailed the bottom to create a drag race to the line - a race won by Crum at only 0.303-seconds over Sarff.

"This is really special," an elated Crum said in Victory Lane. "We've been so close this first National Midget win so many times, but we just haven't even been able to get the job done. It's kind of funny, because these track conditions are not my forte at all, either. It's a testament to my dad [Kevin Crum], my brother [Hunter Crum], and Trevor [Reed] and how hard they've been working to make this car better."

It's a largely fulfilling moment for the Crum family, who moved from Washington to Indiana last year in pursuit of a bigger slate in the motorsports world. It's also a payoff for Rudeen Racing, a nationally successful Sprint Car team that has entrusted Chance and his family with building the Midget division.

"Kevin and Monica Rudeen took a chance on me, and I can't thank them enough," Crum added. "We've been having a blast. It's been a ton of hard work, but I think we're starting to see it pay off. This new Series has been a joy to run and I'm thrilled to be out here competing against a field like this."

Accepting a bittersweet runner-up result was Karter Sarff in his family-owned #21K entry. It was bitter to lead 10 laps and lose the win but at the same time quite sweet to turn the corner and produce a career-best effort at the Pevely, MO 1/3-mile. The up-and-coming star is chomping at the bit to get back on track tomorrow in hopes of some redemption with $5,000 on the line.

"I'm definitely disappointed, but this is the best run I've ever had at Pevely, so I guess you could say were' improving," an optimistic Sarff said. "I think we had the car to win it tonight, but we'll have another chance to get it done tomorrow. Hopefully the track is somewhat similar and I can do a little better job on my part to get that win we deserve."

Rounding out the podium in third place was Auckland, NZ native Michael Pickens, who enjoyed a series of firsts on Friday night. It was his first-ever Xtreme Outlaw Midget race, his first-ever appearance at Missouri's I-55 Raceway, and his first-ever night driving for Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports.

"We got better and better as the long runs went on and the laps wound down," Pickens noted, who will return to his native country on Monday. "I owe a huge thanks to Dave Mac Dalby for the opportunity to get into equipment this nice. I really want to close out this trip with a win, so hopefully we can get it done tomorrow night."

Closing out the top-10 at I-55 was Brenham Crouch, Zach Daum, Kyle Jones, Jerry Coons Jr., Jacob Denney, Bryant Wiedeman, and Taylor Reimer.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 26-Chance Crum (1); 2. 21K-Karter Sarff (3); 3. 08$-Michael Pickens (6); 4. 97-Brenham Crouch (4); 5. 9M-Zach Daum (9); 6. 7U-Kyle Jones (2); 7. 85-Jerry Coons Jr. (16); 8. 61-Jacob Denney (11); 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (19); 10. 25K-Taylor Reimer (15); 11. 72J-Sam Johnson (20); 12. 51B-Joe B. Miller (13); 13. 71K-Dominic Gorden (21); 14. 21E-Emilio Hoover (8); 15. 84-Jade Avedisian (10); 16. 84X-Jesse Love (14); 17. 77W-Joe Wirth (7); 18. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (17); 19. 40-Chase McDermand (5); 20. 97A-Mitchell Davis (12); 21. 17-Kevin Thomas Jr. (18). Lap Leaders(s): Crum 1-4; Sarff 5-14; Crum 15-30; TJ Forged Hard Charger: Wiedeman (+10).

NEW Championship Standings (After 4/10 Races) – 1. Zach Daum (848); 2. Brenham Crouch (-45); 3. Bryant Wiedeman (-64); 4. Kyle Jones (-106); 5. Taylor Reimer (-130); 6. Ethan Mitchell (-130); 7. Sam Johnson (-156); 8. Chance Crum (-157); 9. Jade Avedisian (-214); 10. Dominic Gorden (-221).

UP NEXT (Saturday) – The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will conclude their portion of Ironman 55 weekend on Saturday, August 6 with a $5,000-to-win program, held in conjunction with POWRi, at Missouri's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

 

 

HAIL MARY: Carson Macedo Makes Miraculous Last-Lap Pass on Brad Sweet for I-55 Win

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to Battle 55 Laps for $20,000 on Saturday

PEVELY, MO - August 5, 2022 - The check was all but written in Brad Sweet's name on Friday when Carson Macedo came out of nowhere, threw a slider from St. Louis, and pulled off an all-time stunner to steal the win on the Night Before the Ironman.

After controlling the first 29 laps at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, "The Big Cat" appeared poised to complete a clean sweep of the evening and bank his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the 2022 season. The only problem is they don't pay you for the first 29 laps, they only pay you for those final few feet at the checkered flag and that belonged to Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Capitalizing on bad positioning in lap traffic, Macedo chopped the gap down from 0.753-seconds at the white flag to virtually nothing when he went full send into turn three and committed to clearing the three-time and defending Series champion. It all worked out, though, as he hit the grip, slid across Sweet's nose, whipped it under the lapper, and crossed the checkered flag while most fans in attendance and those watching on DIRTVision were still trying to process what happened.

It was a move that electrified the Pevely, MO crowd, sent social media into a frenzy, amped up the #41 camp, and dejected the #49 team. There were the highest of highs, and lowest of lows, and the reasons why it's called The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"There was a little bit of luck involved there," Macedo acknowledged on Sweet being held up. "I saw him get caught up and then spin the tires down the backstretch and I knew there wasn't much grip up top where he was pointed. I had been doing it for much of the race where I'd run into turn three as hard as I possibly could to the center and find a little strip of grip with my right rear. That would get me to center off and from there I could just hope he was flustered and couldn't cross me."

The sensational victory gives Macedo eight in 2022, tying him with Sheldon Haudenschild as the winningest driver on tour. The 25-year-old now sits on 25 career World of Outlaws wins with 19 of those coming in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, tying him with David Gravel as the winningest driver in team history.

He's now won back-to-back World of Outlaws Features at I-55, and tomorrow chases a $20,000 payday with his first-career Ironman 55 title on the line.

"Beating Brad, a three-time champion and one of the best out here, like that feels really special," Macedo added. "That was a really great race. It's why we're here, to put on amazing shows like that for you fans. This place is tough, but it's a lot of fun. You really have to get your elbows up and get after it. Hopefully we can add an Ironman title tomorrow."

A heartbroken Brad Sweet, who led by as much as 3.379-seconds at halfway, was vocal on his last-lap traffic incident in Victory Lane. The battle cost him his third win of the season, but he did nail down his 16th podium and extended his championship lead over David Gravel.

"All you can do is hope the lappers race you with respect," said Sweet, expressing his displeasure. "I gave Marcus [Dumesny] plenty of room there and thought I would get more in return. You know he was the caution before that and he sput out by himself, and almost took us out too. Then he did that there on the last lap and I just don't think that is how you race people. It is what it is, though, and I could've made some different moves to not put myself in that position. It's unfortunate for us, but Carson did a great job. We'll be ready to get the Ironman title tomorrow."

Behind the mayhem up front was James McFadden with his seventh podium finish of the season in third place. The Alice Springs, NT, Australia native continues to show speed in the Roth Motorsports #83, building his momentum towards that long-awaited 99th World of Outlaws win for car owners Dennis & Teresa Roth.

"We kept it on all four wheels and that's kind of a win with how treacherous it is out there," McFadden kidded. "I thought I was going to bounce clear back into the trailer at one point. We had a really great car I think, but I lost too much time sliding back and forth with Sheldon [Haudenschild]. I love racing at the place, though. I reckon that the fans really had a lot of fun watching that one. We'll come back tomorrow ready for 55 more.

Rounding out the top-five on Friday night was two-time I-55 winner, Donny Schatz, in the fourth position aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, and the 2018 Ironman 55 champion, Logan Schuchart, in fifth place in the Shark Racing #1S.

Closing the top-10 in Pevely, MO was David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, Justin Peck, of Monrovia, IN, Lachlan McHugh of Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, and Marcus Dumesny, of Nelson, NSW, Australia.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on Saturday, August 6. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series as the 14th annual Ironman 55 concludes. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 83-James McFadden [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,600]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,350]; 6. 2-David Gravel [12][$2,150]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,100]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [5][$1,950]; 9. 101-Lachlan McHugh [18][$1,900]; 10. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [7][$1,850]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [17][$1,400]; 12. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [21][$1,200]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [24][$1,000]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11][$950]; 15. 35-Zach Hampton [9][$900]; 16. 22S-Slater Helt [15][$900]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [23][$900]; 18. 51B-Joe B-Miller [20][$900]; 19. 7S-Robbie Price [13][$900]; 20. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [19][$900]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$900]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$900]; 23. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [14][$900]; 24. 25-JJ Hickle [22][$900]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-29, Carson Macedo 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+11]

NEW Championship Standings (After 46/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,230); 2. David Gravel (-44); 3. Carson Macedo (-110); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-140); 5. Donny Schatz (-176); 6. Logan Schuchart (-190); 7. Spencer Bayston (-352); 8. James McFadden (-350); 9. Jacob Allen (-570); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-674).

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Grays Harbor to host World of Outlaws on Sept. 5

ELMA, WA (Aug. 5, 2022) – For the 31st time in the history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, it will venture to Grays Harbor Raceway with the best Sprint Car drivers in the world.

Continuing the Series’ trek through the West Coast, the Monday night race will see drivers battling for a $10,000 payday around the 3/8-mile track.

The event will also be a key race in the championship as drivers will have a month left to get their season in shape to compete for the title at the World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 2-5.

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS @ GRAYS HARBOR – Monday, Sept. 5
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Location: Elma, WA
To Win: $10,000
Track Record: 11.561 sec. set by David Gravel on Sept. 9, 2021
2021 Winner: Logan Schuchart

Notables: Last year was the World of Outlaws' first time back at Grays Harbor Raceway since 2019. Logan Schuchart picked up the victory, becoming the fourth different driver in four races to win there. The other three were Daryn Pittman, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who has five Series wins at the track – and Shane Stewart.

Of active drivers, Schuchart, Schatz and Kraig Kinser are currently the only three with a victory at Grays Harbor.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Jacob Allen, who are both having a career year, could be top contenders to add their name to that list and become the fifth different winner in a row as they’ve also both had multiple wins on a 3/8-mile track this year.

Kasey Kahne, of Enumclaw, WA, will return to his home state, looking for his first World of Outlaws victory behind the wheel of his own Fuel Me #9 car.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Ready for Demanding Doubleheader at Ironman 55

DIRTVision Showcases $20,000/Win, 55-Lapper on Saturday Night

PEVELY, MO - August 4, 2022 - Since 2009, the first weekend of August has been resevered for one of the most grueling and challenging races on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule - the Ironman 55 presented by Festus Tourism Commission.

That tradition remains the same this year as The Greatest Show on Dirt heads for Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 this Friday and Saturday, August 5-6. The two-day stop in Pevely, MO is capped off with a $20,000-to-win, 55-lap Feature that tests the durability of these 900+ horsepower beasts and the strength of the brave pilots that control them.

Leading the charge into this weekend is championship contenders Brad Sweet and David Gravel, who are both chasing their first conquest of the Ironman 55. Three of the favorites, however, are Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, and Rico Abreu, all former champions with experience lifting the dumbbell prize at I-55.
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Here's what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

WEIGHT LIFTERS: A trio of former Ironman 55 champions will be in attendance hoping to extend their legacies at the Pevely, MO bullring. Two of them (Haudenschild, Abreu) have a chance at matching Craig Dollansky's all-time record of three titles, while another (Schuchart) is looking to become the fourth multi-time winner through 14 runnings.

Following a disappointing weekend, I-55 presents the perfect pick-me-up for Sheldon Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing. The Wooster, OH native has earned four of his 30 career World of Outlaws wins in Pevely, MO, including the 2019 and 2021 Ironman 55. The NOS Energy Drink #17 is arguably the betting favorite this weekend as they chase redemption and a ninth win in the 2022 season.

Fresh off a victory at Knoxville (IA) Raceway against the All Star Circuit of Champions, Rico Abreu collected some major momentum ahead of the Ironman 55. The St. Helena, CA native topped back-to-back runnings in 2016 and 2017, earning two of his eight career World of Outlaws wins at the bullring he's grown to love so much. He's feeling good with "Tricky" Ricky Warner on the wrenches of the Rowdy #24 and hopes to end his 110-race winless streak with the Series that dates back to 2018.

Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, is hoping to join Haudenschild and Abreu in the two title department of the Ironman 55. The Shark Racing star topped the 55-lapper in 2018, returned to contention last year when he advanced from 14th to fourth, and nearly stole April's Pevely show from Carson Macedo in the closing laps. The DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S team ended a month-long absence from the podium on Sunday, and now vyes for their first win since Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway on April 29.

BRAD VS. DAVID: The latter half of July had a massive impact on the championship standings as the battle shifted from four drivers within -100 points from the lead to only one driver in that category. Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, continues to hold the top spot in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 as he has since March in pursuit of a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship.

However, behind him in second, and back by only -36 points, is David Gravel aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT native has won three of the last nine races and averaged a Series-best 5.0 finish throughout 13 races in the month of July. The 30-year-old veteran recorded a runner-up effort in the standings last year and now is arguably in the best shape of his career to dethrone Sweet for the $200,000 championship.

COWBOY UP: When the World of Outlaws last visited I-55 for a one-night offering in April, a first-time winner rose to the occasion with Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. It was a rough and tough race with the winged warriors slicing and dicing across a treacherous surface impacted by rain on the newly-presented clay. The Lemoore, CA native led all 35 laps of that one and now pursues his first Ironman 55 title this weekend.

It's been almost four months since then and the track crew has done an exceptional job working the new soil into the surface and studying its tendencies. In June, the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation slid across a "smooth as glass" layout during their stop. Fans should expect plenty of thrilling battles from top-to-bottom presenting a jaw-dropping show that the Ironman is used to providing.

AWESOME IN AUGUST: When the month of August rolls around, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing traditionally seem to find speed on a consistent basis more than anyone else. The 10-time Series champion is fresh off his second win of the season at Weedsport and he's won at all five venues on the docket this month.

The Fargo, ND native is a two-time winner at I-55, but he'll be chasing his first triumph in the Ironman 55 this weekend. The focus then turns to chase an 11th Knoxville Nationals title before vying for more money at the Jackson Nationals, and then returning to his home state of North Dakota where he's dominated River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway.

With another 30+ races remaining on the 2022 schedule, Schatz has clawed his way back to fifth in the standings (-172 points) and still sits within a reasonable range to make a comeback for his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

GETTING XTREME: Joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend to make it an open-wheel-only doubleheader is the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, held in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League.

Several drivers including Michael Pickens (Auckland, NZ), Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO), and Jake Neuman (New Berlin, IL) are candidates to potentially pull double duty with four Features in two nights at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Both programs will be available to watch in full on DIRTVision.com
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday-Saturday, August 5-6 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (45/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (6,084 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-36 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-114 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-130 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-172 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-184 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-334 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-348 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-532 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-650 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
5 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
2 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S,
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (29 Drivers):
184 laps – Carson Macedo
165 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
132 laps – David Gravel
123 laps – Brad Sweet
119 laps – Kyle Larson
109 laps – Brent Marks
94 laps – Donny Schatz
78 laps – Jacob Allen
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
21 laps – Tyler Courtney
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
13 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
8 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
5 QuickTimes – David Gravel
3 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 Drivers):
18 Heat Wins – David Gravel
15 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
12 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
11 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen
9 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Marcus Dumensy, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden, Larry Wight

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (50 Drivers):
28 Dashes – David Gravel
25 Dashes – Brad Sweet
24 Dashes – Carson Macedo
20 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
18 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
14 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu
9 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
7 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason
5 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks
4 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Darin Pittman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (28 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (24 Drivers):
7 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer, Larry Wight

PODIUM FINISHES (30 Drivers):
15 Podiums – Brad Sweet
14 Podiums – Carson Macedo
13 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Podiums – David Gravel
11 Podiums – Donny Schatz
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
7 Podiums – Brent Marks
6 Podiums – James McFadden
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Paulie Colagiovanni

TOP 10 FINISHES (51 Drivers):
39 Top 10s – David Gravel
38 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
34 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
32 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
31 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
26 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
25 Top 10s – James McFadden
21 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
20 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
15 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
13 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
10 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
6 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Danny Dietrich
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer, Paulie Colagiovanni

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)
44. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / David Gravel (5)
45. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Donny Schatz (2)

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series Joins Ironman 55 Weekend

DIRTVision Showcases World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Xtreme Outlaw Midgets

PEVELY, MO - August 3, 2022 - After a month off, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by TOYOTA roars back to life in a big way this weekend.

Set for two nights at Pevely, MO's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, the inaugural campaign links up with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to participate in the always-thrilling Ironman 55 presented by Festus Tourism Commission.

A $4,000-to-win program on Friday and $5,000-to-win show on Saturday, held in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League, marks the fourth and fifth races in Series history. With three different winners through the opening three races, a loaded field of contenders will be stepping up the plate in hopes of keeping the parity streak alive this weekend.
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Let's take a quick preview of this weekend's action on DIRTVision.com:

GIRL POWER: For the first time in the long and storied history of National Midget racing, a pair of females have won back-to-back sanctioned races. Taylor Reimer, of Bixby, OK, got the ball rolling when her Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, BUZZBALLZ #25K was awarded the May 25 victory at Millbridge (NC) Speedway, and one month later came along Clovis, CA's Jade Avedisian with a dominant wire-to-wire win at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway in her CB Industries #84.

Reimer (-107 PTS) currently sits seventh in Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series points with Avedisian (-174 PTS) holding onto ninth through three nights. It's not only those two, though, Kaylee Bryson, of Muskogee, OK, is waiting in the wings to join the club. She became the first female to qualify for the Chili Bowl A-Main earlier this year and has proven she's on the cusp of Victory Lane in the Yahoo! #71.

SLAYING THE TITANS: It's not the Toyota powerhouses of Keith Kunz or Chad Boat leading the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series standings, but none other than North Carolina's own family run operation, Bundy Built Motorsports. The Honda-powered duo of Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) and Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC) have thrived since joining forces and this week they unveiled a sleek new sponsorship from White Racing Products, one they hope to take to Victory Lane.

Daum, a three-time POWRi National Midget champion himself, has been widely consistent to start the 2022 campaign with back-to-back runner-up results at Millbridge followed by a sixth at Jacksonville. The current Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series points leader (+44 PTS) has plenty of Pevely experience, including a 2016 victory at the 1/3-mile.

Sitting fourth in the points (-74 PTS) is Daum's young, but trusty sidekick in Ethan Mitchell. The 20-year-old finished seventh and third at Millbridge before bad luck resulted in a 17th-place bid at Jacksonville. He'll look to get back on track and chase down his teammate in the $10,000 points chase this weekend.

DOUBLE DUTY: With the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series also on the docket this weekend, a pair of racers are expected for double duty status for the Ironman 55 this weekend. Michael Pickens plus Jake Neuman, and potentially Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO), will be plenty busy with four Features across two nights at the bullring.

Michael Pickens, of Auckland, NZ, will be making his debut with both the World of Outlaws and Xtreme Outlaw, driving for Shophouse Racing. The 39-year-old international icon has dominated down under and shined in his limited USA appearances with four USAC Midget wins and 10 POWRi National Midget League scores to his credit.

Jake Neuman, of New Berlin, IL, has thrived in the past at I-55 Raceway and enters as a legitimate threat for his first-career Xtreme Outlaw Series win. He was fifth in his Series debut in June at Jacksonville and last month made his maiden Feature with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Wilmot (WI). He'll be trying to top his I-55 career-best of third with the POWRi National Midgets.

WHO'S NEXT: Through three races, we've seen three different winners with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by TOYOTA. That streak is put to the test this weekend with back-to-back nights at I-55, and there's plenty of eligible contenders to keep it going.

Chase McDermand, of Springfield, IL, won his first-career POWRi National Midget Feature at I-55 in the spring and looks to do it again this weekend with a little extra cash on the line for his Mounce/Stout #40.

As far as points go, the leading duo for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports is Bryant Wiedeman (-44 PTS), of Colby, KS, and Brenham Crouch (-53 PTS), of Lubbock, TX. Wiedeman has been consistent with 13 POWRi top-10s through 14 races, while Crouch has peaked in second-place during Xtreme Outlaw's last outing at Jacksonville.

Other notables to watch for this weekend include Kyle Jones, of Kennedale, TX, in the Trifecta Motorsports #7U, Chance Crum, of Snohomish, WA, in the Rudeen Racing #26, Andrew Felker, of Carl Junction, MO, in the AFD Graphix #11A, and Sam Johnson, of St. Peters, MO, in his own #72J, among others.

HALFWAY HOME: Following a pair of Features at I-55 this weekend, the inaugural campaign for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by TOYOTA will officially hit the midway point with five of 10 nights completed. Remaining on the calendar is:

Friday & Saturday, August 26-27 at Davenport (IA) Speedway
Thursday, October 13 at Port City (OK) Raceway
Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 at I-44 Riverside (OK) Speedway

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, August 5-6 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO

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CURRENT STANDINGS (3/10 Nights):
1. 9M-Zach Daum (641 PTS); 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (-44 PTS); 3. 97-Brenham Crouch (-53 PTS); 4. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (-74 PTS); 5. 5-Gavan Boschele (-95 PTS); 6. 7U-Kyle Jones (-104 PTS); 7. 25K-Taylor Reimer (-107 PTS); 8. 72J-Sam Johnson (-125 PTS); 9. 84-Jade Avedisian (-174 PTS); 10. 26-Chance Crum (-176 PTS).

TOYOTA FEATURE WINNERS (3 Drivers):
1 win – Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #5
1 win – Taylor Reimer (Bixby, OK) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #25K
1 win – Jade Avedisian (Clovis, CA) / CB Industries #84

FEATURE LAPS LED (4 Drivers):
39 Laps – Cannon McIntosh
39 Laps – Jade Avedisian
21 Laps – Bryant Wiedeman
10 Laps – Gavan Boschele

WHITZ QUICKTIME AWARDS (3 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – Taylor Reimer, Kyle Larson, Hayden Reinbold

HEAT RACE WINS (10 Drivers):
3 Heat Wins – Cannon McIntosh
2 Heat Wins – Bryant Wiedeman, Brenham Crouch
1 Heat Win – Nick Drake, Kyle Jones, Ryan Timms, Jace Park, Taylor Reimer, Joe B. Miller, Jacob Denney

K1 LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (6 Drivers):
1 LCS Win – Kyle Larson, Brent Crews, Kaylee Bryson, Chase Briscoe, Ethan Mitchell, Dominic Gorden

TJ FORGED HARD CHARGER AWARDS (3 Drivers):
1 Hard Charger – Dominic Gorden, Rylan Gray, Zach Daum

PODIUM FINISHES (8 Drivers):
2 Podiums – Zach Daum
1 Podium – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Brenham Crouch, Jacob Denney, Ethan Mitchell

TOP 10 FINISHES (23 Drivers):
3 Top 10s – Zach Daum
2 Top 10s – Nick Hoffman, Ethan Mitchell, Brenham Crouch, Bryant Wiedeman, Brent Crews
1 Top 10 – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Sam Johnson, Carson Kvapil, Dominic Gorden, Cannon McIntosh, Taylor Reimer, Kaylee Bryson, Rylan Gray, Chase Briscoe, Kyle Jones, Jade Avedisian, Jacob Denney, Jake Neuman, Joe B. Miller, Kaidon Brown, Jace Park

2022 XTREME OUTLAW MIDGET SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Tues, May 24 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Gavan Boschele (1)
2. Wed, May 25 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Taylor Reimer (1)
3. Sun, June 26 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Jade Avedisian (1)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Skagit Nationals triple header to kick off September

BURLINGTON, WA (Aug. 2, 2022) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will kick off September with more big money on the line at the second annual Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals.

One driver will have the chance to take home more than $40,000 between the three nights of racing (Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 1-3) with Thursday and Friday’s events paying $10,000 to win and Saturday’s finale paying $25,000 to win.

The event will also commence the fall West Coast Swing for the Series, making its first stop in Washington before venturing south to California.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3zGUV7J

SAGE FRUIT SKAGIT NATIONALS – Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 1-3
Track: Skagit Speedway
Location: Burlington, WA
To Win: $10,000 (Thursday & Friday), $25,000 (Saturday)
Track Record: 10.718 sec. set by Daryn Pittman on Aug. 8, 2013
2021 Winner: Carson Macedo

Notables: Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, won the inaugural Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals last year. It was also his first win at the 3/10-mile track, having to wrangle the victory away from previous Skagit winners James McFadden and Logan Schuchart.

McFadden won with Kasey Kahne Racing at Skagit last year, but this year he’ll have a new task of trying to win with Roth Motorsports. Since switching to the California-based team – which still has tight connections with KKR – McFadden has been unable to find Victory Lane again. But with his past success at Skagit, it could be the track that turns his season around in the final stages of the season.

While Schuchart has won this year, he and his Shark Racing team are still looking for the magic they once had of collecting multiple wins throughout a season. West Coast tracks have always suited the Pennsylvania native well, winning up and down the coast, and he'll be poised to keep that streak going when the West Coast Swing starts at Skagit.

Kasey Kahne, of Enumclaw, WA, returns home to try and claim his first World of Outlaws victory during the Skagit Nationals. He finished eighth in the event last year while driving for Roth Motorsports. Swapping with McFadden, Kahne has been behind the wheel of his own KKR #9 machine this year, earning a best finish of third so far.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on by downloading the DIRTVIsion App.

 

 

PERFECT NIGHT: Donny Schatz Returns to World of Outlaws Victory Lane at Weedsport

Schatz Sweeps Qualifying, Heat Race, Dash, and Feature for Second Win of 2022

WEEDSPORT, NY - July 31, 2022 - After 42 races away, Donny Schatz finally made his long-awaited return to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sunday night.

Recording a perfect night at New York's Weedsport Speedway, the 10-time Series champion banked his 304th career win and his second of the 2022 season aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15.

The box score will show a clean sweep of the evening for the Fargo, ND native, but it was no easy task come Feature time as a hard-charging David Gravel and Logan Schuchart made their presence felt in the final laps of the Empire State Challenge. On the 29th circuit with the white flag waving, the entire top-three were separated by only 0.911-seconds and it was truly anyone's to take.

It was a 44-year-old champion of the sport vs. a 30-year-old proven Weedsport ace and a 29-year-old rising star within the Series. By the time the checkered flag waved, it was Schatz's veteran prowess and mental fortitude paying off against the young guns.

"In my 26 years, I was always taught to worry about what is in front of you, and not what was behind you," Schatz said on his mindset. "As long as I'm doing things rights, then it's their job to pass me so I'm not going to change what I'm doing for what hasn't impacted me yet.

Every race is made for winning, but we just haven't been there. I don't know if we were the best car at the end tonight, but we were able to get out front and stay there and battled through lap traffic. It's been a tough learning curve these last few years with all the changes going on, but I feel like we're getting a better handle on it."

The victory now gives Schatz three wins in six starts at Weedsport Speedway, one of the quirkiest surfaces on the schedule with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"You hear fans talk about how unique this place, but I wish you could see it from our perspective," Schatz said on the layout. "It's just different. You have to be on your game 110% of the time and that makes it a ton of fun to race. I'm glad we could pick up another win here."

Earning the KSE Hard Charger Award with his ninth-to-second run, David Gravel was only 0.480-seconds away from making it three consecutive wins at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday. The Big Game Motorsports #2 was operating in the caution-free 30-lap finale as he quickly made it to fifth on Lap five, third on Lap 14, and then second on Lap 20.

The Watertown, CT native was 2.284-seconds behind the #15 when he drove by Brock Zearfoss for second, but promptly whittled that advantage down to nothing as he made it to Schatz's rear bumper in the final laps. With lappers clogging the high lane and Gravel's distinctive line boxed in a corner, he ran out of options and settled for a stellar runner-up result to continue cutting away at the championship lead.

"I know I was gaining down the straightaways, but it didn't pay off in the corners with where I needed to get going," Gravel noted. "It was a really good weekend in all, though. This is great momentum for us leading into the Ironman 55 and Knoxville Nationals. I'm excited for the rest of the season, this team is feeling good."

Ending a 15-race absence from the podium, Logan Schuchart scored his first top-three outing in more than a month as he offered a spectacular showing in the late stages at Weedsport. The Hanover, PA native found an eccentric method to attack the track and cut his gap from 3.4 seconds to nothing in the last eight laps as he made it a three-way battle for the lead at the end. Were it not for lap traffic on the final circuit, the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S may have been able to sneak out a stunner for win #2 of the season.

"I think a little iRacing helped out tonight," Schuchart joked on the frontstretch. "I could sail it off in there into turn one with a lot of speed and bounce it off the cushion in turn two, and I think I made a ton of speed that way. I thought I had a good shot to maybe surprise Donny and David, but the lapper hurt my momentum when I needed it most. It feels good to be back up here on the podium, and we did it by passing some great cars. This definitely gets the confidence up ahead of Ironman and Knoxville."

Brock Zearfoss earned his third top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place effort aboard the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z, while James McFadden finished fifth to score his 13th top-five result in the Roth Motorsports #83.

Closing out the top-10 at Weedsport was Larry Wight (Phoenix, NY) with a career-best sixth-place finish, championship leader Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA) in the seventh spot, top rookie contender Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN) in eighth for the third-straight race, Danny Varin (Sharon Springs, NY) in ninth to make it three top-10s in four career starts, and Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) with a 10th-place drive from 15th.
NOS NOTEBOOK (WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY, 7/31/22)

Sunday's win snapped a 42-race drought since Donny Schatz's season-opening victory at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park on February 10, 2022. The Fargo, ND native is now at 304 career wins with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

With a 15th victory, New York is officially the sixth winningest state of Schatz's World of Outlaws career behind Pennsylvania (36), Ohio (29), Iowa (24), North Dakota (23), and California (20). Weedsport Speedway also become the 39th track that Schatz has conquered on at least three occasions in World of Outlaws competition.

Schatz topped My Place Hotels Qualifying for the second time in two weeks, bumping his total to 109 career QuickTimes with the World of Outlaws. At 13.555 seconds around Weedsport, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 was almost four-tenths faster (0.371) than the field.

Schatz (503rd career) and Allen (44th career) extended their numbers in the heat win department, while Larry Wight of Phoenix, NY won his first-career Heat Race with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO next weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series for two nights of epic action at the annual Ironman 55. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 2. 2-David Gravel (9); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (7); 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (2); 5. 83-James McFadden (3); 6. 99-Larry Wight (4); 7. 49-Brad Sweet (8); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (12); 9. 01-Danny Varin (6); 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 11. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (11); 12. 41-Carson Macedo (10); 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser (20); 14. 98-Joe Trenca (18); 15. 9-Kasey Kahne (14); 16. 1A-Jacob Allen (5); 17. 7S-Robbie Price (17); 18. 7NY-Matt Farnham (21); 19. 20G-Noah Gass (13); 20. 5H-Chris Hile (16); 21. 79-Jordan Thomas (19); 22. 2X-Dave Axton (22); 23. 41R-Dalton Rombough (24); 24. 6-Bill Rose (25); 25. 28F-Davie Franek (23).

NEW Championship Standings (After 45/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,084); 2. David Gravel (-36); 3. Carson Macedo (-114); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-130); 5. Donny Schatz (-172); 6. Logan Schuchart (-184); 7. Spencer Bayston (-334); 8. James McFadden (-348); 9. Jacob Allen (-532); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-650).

 

 

BACK-2-BACK: David Gravel Dominates for Second-Straight Weedsport Win

Fifth Win of 2022 for Big Game Motorsports Closes Championship Gap to Sweet

WEEDSPORT, NY - July 30, 2022 - David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports are quickly becoming one of the hottest teams at the perfect time with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Watertown, CT native crushed the field on Saturday night at New York's Weedsport Speedway, earning his second-straight win at the track as Empire State Challenge Weekend kicked off. The 30-year-old owned a monstrous 8.034-second lead at one point in what was arguably the most dominant performance of the 2022 season.

Starting from the outside pole, Gravel settled into second as Donny Schatz controlled the opening 12 laps of the 30-lap affair. He quickly made his presence felt in the Huset's Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Billion Automotive #2, pouncing on an overwhelmed #15 in lap traffic on the 13th circuit.

He cruised to the lead on Lap 13 and never looked back, ultimately surviving for a 2.970-second margin of victory following the final restart with three laps remaining. It's his 74th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win and his fifth of the season, with three of those coming within the last eight races over two and a half weeks.

The gap to Brad Sweet's championship advantage dwindled from -54 to -46 points, but more importantly, Gravel and his Big Game crew are gaining some big momentum ahead of high-paying events like the Ironman 55 (Aug. 5-6), Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 10-13), Jackson Nationals (Aug. 18-20), Skagit Nationals (Sept. 1-3), and Gold Cup Race of Champions (Sept. 8-10).

"My guys gave me an unbelievable car," Gravel said in Victory Lane. "That's probably the best car I've had all season and it came at one of the toughest tracks we race at. Cody [Jacobs], Trey [Bowman], and Zach [Patterson] are busting their butts right now. We had a little time off to regroup and it's paying off. After feeling so stale and average there for a long time, it feels good to be in the contention almost every night again."

Scoring his 10th podium finish of the season was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz with a runner-up effort. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15 led the opening 12 laps from the outside pole, but lap traffic was the final straw that let Gravel slip by the Fargo, ND native. He settled for a P2 finish, extending his stretch of stellar finishes at the Weedsport, NY oval.

"I don't know if we were gonna get by him, I think he was in another league," Schatz said on the final caution. "I felt decent at the start but kept losing and losing him once he got me in traffic. That yellow gave us an opportunity, but there was nothing to capitalize on. I need to figure out how to get the grip at the end of races, we used to be able to do that but it's a different day and tires are different."

Continuing his magical stretch of home state performances against the World of Outlaws was Paulie Colagiovanni with a third-place effort. The Cicero, NY native was a close runner-up finisher at Ransomville last year and finished third at Weedsport on Saturday, earning his second podium finish in his seventh-career start. The potential is most certainly there for the #10 pilot to threaten for his first-career Series win on Sunday night.

"This one has been circled on the calendar all year long and I've been thinking about it all week," Colagiovanni told a thrilled New York crowd. "We struggled with our setup earlier this season when we ran against them at Volusia, but we're hooked up now. I think we can provide some stiff competition for these Outlaws tomorrow night."

Rounding out the top-10 at Weedsport on Saturday night was Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Carson Macedo, Larry Wight, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, and Danny Varin.

NOS NOTEBOOK (WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY, 7/30/22)

David Gravel's 74th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him two away from tying Brad Sweet for 11th on the All-Time Win List. His fifth win of the 2022 season ties him with Brent Marks for the third most on tour behind Sheldon Haudenschidl (8) and Carson Macedo (7).

Carson Macedo started the night in a familiar fashion by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 14.310 seconds around Weedsport Speedway. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 is up to eight QuickTime Awards this season, a Series best mark with the World of Outlaws in 2022.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Jacob Allen (43rd career), Sheldon Haudenschild (77th career), and Donny Schatz (502nd career). David Gravel topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, earning his fourth pole position of the year. Brock Zearfoss won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown, becoming the 10th driver to win the LCS on multiple occasions in 2022.

"Lightning" Larry Wight of Paulie Colagiovanni earned KSE Hard Charger honors with a 17th-to-7th drive in the #99L. It's his third World of Outlaws top-10 finish in only seven starts with the Series.

UP NEXT (Sun) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series prepares to make its only stop in The Empire State next weekend with a New York's Weedsport Speedway hosting shows on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [7][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,600]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,350]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$2,150]; 7. 99-Larry Wight [17][$2,100]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,950]; 9. 83-James McFadden [9][$1,900]; 10. O1-Danny Varin [8][$1,850]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$1,400]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,200]; 13. 79-Jordan Thomas [10][$1,000]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$950]; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne [13][$900]; 16. 5H-Chris Hile [18][$900]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [14][$900]; 18. 7S-Robbie Price [23][$900]; 19. 2X-Dave Axton [21][$900]; 20. 98-Joe Trenca [20][$900]; 21. 28F-Davie Franek [16][$900]; 22. 88-Floyd Billington [24][$900]; 23. 7NY-Matt Farnham [22][$900]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$900]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-12; David Gravel 13-30. KSE Hard Charger Award:99-Larry Wight[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (After 44/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (5,948); 2. David Gravel (-46); 3. Carson Macedo (-104); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-124); 5. Donny Schatz (-186); 6. Logan Schuchart (-192); 7. Spencer Bayston (-332); 8. James McFadden (-352); 9. Jacob Allen (-514); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-656).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: New York's Empire State Challenge Brings World of Outlaws to Weedsport Speedway

DIRTVision Showcases Championship Battle on Saturday and Sunday Night

WEEDSPORT, NY - July 28, 2022 - The busiest month of the 2022 season concludes this weekend for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is set to wrap up a 13-race stretch through July and visit New York for the first and only time this year with Weedsport Speedway hosting an expanded edition of The Empire State Challenge, featuring two nights on Saturday and Sunday.

Currently atop the standings, Brad Sweet leads the charge with championship contenders David Gravel (-54), Sheldon Haudenschild (-84), Carson Macedo (-100), Logan Schuchart (-178), and Donny Schatz (-190) trailing him. All six drivers have shined in the past with podium finishes at Weedsport, and look for crucial momentum with the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's only two weeks away.
 

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

REJUVENATED: With a 31-race winless streak in the rear-view mirror, Brad Sweet and the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team are ready to hit the home stretch and chase their fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship. Of all the places his second win of the season and first since March 30 at Vado (NM) could come at, it happened at Williams Grove (PA) last weekend - a track that had long eluded "The Big Cat" through his first 52 appearances.

With newfound momentum and revitalized confidence, Sweet heads to New York's Weedsport Speedway this weekend holding a +54 point advantage with 34 race nights remaining in 2022. Through four trips to the unique 3/8-mile, Sweet has progressively improved with finishes of ninth, sixth, fourth, and second-place last year. Now the focus turns to his first career Weedsport win this weekend.

NEW YEAR, NEW ME: Last year, Weedsport marked the final of seven wins that Sheldon Haudenschild saw stripped from his grasp while leading within the last 10 laps when he made contact with a lap car on Lap 28 of 30. It was another heartbreaking loss for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 team but served as another vital piece of experience that has turned into a career year in 2022.

The 28-year-old is amid his sixth full-time season on the World of Outlaws trail, and it's already his best yet. The NOS Energy Drink #17 has won a Series-best eight races this year, which ties his career-best (2021) through the first 43 nights. The Wooster, OH native chases a big slice of redemption this weekend at Weedsport as he hopes to cut back into Sweet's point lead.

SHARK WEEK: For Shark Racing, there's no better time to turn around a rough spell than Shark Week. Over the last 10 races, the duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen have struggled with a combined average finish of 12.6 for the Hanover, PA team. There have been highlights including Schuchart's top-five finishes at Eldora's Historical Big One and Kings Royal, but the lowlights include falling from -54 points behind the championship lead to a drastic -178 points in 30 days.

The good news is that both the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S and Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A are familiar with strong runs at Weedsport Speedway. Schuchart was fifth last year and led 30 of 35 laps in 2016 before ultimately finishing a career-best second at the track. For Allen, he notched his Weedsport personal best at third place behind Marks and Haudenschild in 2018.

DJ PAULIE: Paulie Colagiovanni of Cicero, NY leads the charge among New York locals facing the World of Outlaws on home turf this weekend. If you remember right, the 21-year-old rising star burst onto the national scene last year when he nearly upset the Outlaws in his fourth career start at Ransomville (NY), ultimately finishing second to Aaron Reutzel. He was fast again the next night, too, finishing eighth at Weedsport as the second-highest local behind Danny Varin in sixth.

This weekend's Weedsport doubleheader marks Colagiovanni's first appearance with the Series since he ventured to Florida and made his DIRTcar Nationals debut in February. He's already a two-time winner in 2022 with the Empire Super Sprint Series and recently recorded a pair of top-10s in his home state against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

TRADE-IN: A pair of Super DIRTcar Series racers will be swapping their Big Block Modifieds for 410 cubic-inch Sprint Cars this weekend, transitioning from The Beasts of the Northeast to The Greatest Show on Dirt. Driving for the Gypsum Express squad, both Larry Wight and Chris Hile will join Colagiovanni and the rest of the New York locals at Weedsport this weekend.

Wight, of Phoenix, NY, is no stranger to the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, making a sporadic six starts since 2014 and peaking with two top-10 results in the Series. Hile, of Syracuse, NY, is a different story, however, as he makes his Sprint Car debut this weekend at Weedsport.

LUCK OF THE DRAW: The redraw for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash remains a crucial element at every World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. It not only determines the lineup for the six-to-eight lap dash, but it can also dictate how the rest of your night flows.

Of full-time teams, David Gravel sticks out the most with a 4.9 average draw through 28 Dash appearances. Nearly half of those (13) have put him on the last row, while he's found the front row on a mere six occasions. It hasn't hampered the Big Game Motorsports #2 too much, as he still sits second (-54) in pursuit of the $200,000 championship, but the struggles are certainly enough to make you question when his luck will turn around.

While Gravel's -36 spots (from draw order to redraw result) hold down the negative end of the spectrum, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports are gladly on the opposite end with +36 spots gained in 20 redraw appearances. There's one theory that Bayston has luck on his side and might be the man you want to take to Vegas, but also keep in mind that at some point Gravel is due to hit it big.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31 at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (43/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (5,806 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-54 PTS); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-84 PTS); 4. 41-Carson Macedo (-100 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-178 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-190 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-324 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-342 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-512 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-636 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (15 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
2 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S,
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K

FEATURE LAPS LED (29 Drivers):
184 laps – Carson Macedo
165 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
123 laps – Brad Sweet
119 laps – Kyle Larson
114 laps – David Gravel
109 laps – Brent Marks
78 laps – Jacob Allen
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Donny Schatz, Brian Brown
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
21 laps – Tyler Courtney
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
13 laps – Rico Abreu
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
5 laps – Lance Dewease
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

QUICKTIME AWARDS (20 Drivers):
7 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
5 QuickTimes – David Gravel
3 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (45 Drivers):
18 Heat Wins – David Gravel
15 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
12 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
9 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, James McFadden, Jacob Allen
8 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Hunter Schuerenberg
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Marcus Dumensy, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman, Danny Dietrich, Devon Borden

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (48 Drivers):
27 Dashes – David Gravel
24 Dashes – Brad Sweet
23 Dashes – Carson Macedo
20 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
18 Dashes – Logan Schuchart
17 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild
16 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen
13 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu
9 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
7 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Kyle Larson
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason
5 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks
4 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Darin Pittman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Halligan, Lance Dewease, Devon Borden

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (27 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (24 Drivers):
7 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
2 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel, Freddie Rahmer

PODIUM FINISHES (29 Drivers):
15 Podiums – Brad Sweet
14 Podiums – Carson Macedo
13 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
10 Podiums – David Gravel
9 Podiums – Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson
7 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Brent Marks
6 Podiums – James McFadden
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease

TOP 10 FINISHES (48 Drivers):
37 Top 10s – David Gravel
36 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
33 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
32 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
31 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
30 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
24 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
23 Top 10s – James McFadden
21 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
19 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
15 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
13 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
12 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
10 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
6 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Danny Dietrich
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Lance Dewease
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Freddie Rahmer

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)
41. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (4)
42. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (1)
43. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (2)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: World of Outlaws near second leg duel in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND (July 25, 2022) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its final Upper Midwest venture at the end of August to duel at two iconic North Dakota tracks.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to River Cities Speedway – a track Hall of Fame announcer Johnny Gibson considers one of his favorites – on Friday, Aug. 26, before making the short trip south to Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Both venues have produced wheel-to-wheel, edge-of-your-seat, racing in the Series’ last few visits and with being a part of the road to the World of Outlaws World Finals championship finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 2-5, championship contenders will be dueling for every point they can gather.

TICKETS: https://sls.showare.com/

2ND LEG OF THE NORTHERN TOUR – Friday, Aug. 26
Track: River Cities Speedway
Location: Grand Forks, ND
To Win: $10,000
Track Record: 9.269 sec. set by Jason Meyers on August 21, 2009
Latest Winner: Carson Macedo

Notables: The last time the World of Outlaws visited the 1/4-mile track, Carson Macedo bested three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet to claim his first River Cities victory.

Sweet had claimed his first River Cities win the year prior, stealing the win on the last lap from Sheldon Haudenschild.

The track hosted one of the most memorable moments in Series history in 2020 when Kyle Larson and Logan Schuchart waged war for the win. Their battle led to Larson getting turned into the Turn 4 grass, coming back out on the track, and using every inch of the bullring to hunt down Schuchart and pass him for the win.

Whether in a Sprint Car or a Late Model, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz has been the most dominate driver at River Cities Speedway. He has 23 victories overall in sanctioned events at the speedway, including three Series wins in a row between 2017 and 2018. His last World of Outlaws win at the track came in 2019.

DUEL IN THE DAKOTAS – Saturday, Aug. 27
Track: Red River Valley Speedway
Location: West Fargo, ND
To Win: $10,000
Track Record: 11.460 sec. set by Kasey Kahne on August 21, 2021
Latest Winner: Donny Schatz

Notables: Located in his hometown of Fargo, ND, Red River Valley Speedway is another Donny Schatz dominated track. He has nine sanctioned victories at the 3/8-mile track, including six with the World of Outlaws. His most recent win was last season, beating championship contender David Gravel.

Other than Schatz no other current Series regular has won at Red River Valley. Sheldon Haudenschild may be a prime contender set to end that streak. He’s yet to finished outside the top 10 in his five starts at the track and he’s finished in the top five his last two stops there. He’s also having a career year, putting himself in contention for the championship and by claiming eight wins before the halfway point of the season.

The North Dakota tracks will also bring out several local stars, who regularly compete in the Norther Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA), such as Mark Dobmeier, Jade Hastings, Brendan Mullen, Wade Nygaard and more.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

HOW SWEET IT IS: Brad Sweet Finally Earns First Williams Grove Win in Late-Race Thriller

World of Outlaws Championship Leader Ends 31-Race Drought with $20,000 Victory over PA Posse

MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 23, 2022 - Brad Sweet proved there is a first for everything on Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

In his 53rd start at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile, the Grass Valley, CA native finally tamed the track that had long eluded him since he first debuted there in 2009. Leading the final three laps of the Summer Nationals, Sweet scored a $20,000 payday and flashed his biggest smile of the season in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Victory Lane.

"This has been a long time coming," an exuberant Sweet said. "Winning here is such a relief. Nobody can say that I didn't conquer this place, and damn it was a great race. It was technical, racey, and wide, and I had to earn that one. We're going to celebrate this one pretty good tonight."

To finally overcome the unique challenges they faced at Williams Grove, Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing team built a one-off car for the NAPA Auto Parts #49 and relied on a notebook they had been committed to building for several seasons. It paid off in a big way as he finished fourth on Friday and followed that with a Saturday triumph to extend his championship lead.

"You have to have a great car under you," Sweet expanded on his progress. "My driving habits don't work at this place, we had to build a completely different car to come to this track. It's going into the rafters and it won't come back out until the National Open. I can tell you it takes a lot of hard work to beat guys like Lance [Dewease], Danny [Dietrich], Brent [Marks], Anthony [Macri], and all the locals here. We've been working on this Williams Grove setup for a long, long time."

In becoming the 304th driver to win a Sprint Car race at Williams Grove, Sweet also snapped a 31-race dry spell with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Saturday marked his first win with the Series since March 30 at Vado (NM) and revitalized a man, who albeit leads the points in pursuit of a fourth-straight championship, has felt down and out at times in 2022.

"It's been a tough season and there have honestly been many times where I've wanted to quit," Sweet admitted on his trying campaign. "You know it's been a weird year when we're at the Summer Nationals with my second win and it's Williams Grove of all places. I feel so bad for this team at times. They work so hard and became used to getting results, but we've faced a ton of adversity this year. It's nice to feel that winning emotion again and give them what they deserve."

Striking while the iron was hot, Sweet capitalized on the only restart of the race on Lap 18 following Carson Macedo's flip which collected Kyle Larson and Anthony Macri. The Big Cat lined up third behind Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz, and quickly guided his mount to the front of the field.

He drove by Schatz down the backstretch on Lap 23 and immediately began taking chunks out of Haudenschild's advantage. On Lap 28, he snuck by the young phenom and took control of the lead as the two-to-go signal flashed. He still had to withstand one final attack from a hard-charging Danny Dietrich to secure the deal on his first win at the PA Posse's home venue.

Falling short by 0.339-seconds with a valiant late-race bid was Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA, leading the charge for the Posse. The Gary Kauffman Racing #48 nearly snuck by Sweet coming to the white flag but didn't have enough momentum to make the pass stick. Their second runner-up finish of the week with the World of Outlaws paid out to the tune of $12,000 on Saturday.

"I'm thrilled with a second, especially two on the week against these guys," Dietrich noted. "I was just waiting for the track to come to me and not use up my tires. We hit about five to go and I decided to trunk the win, let it eat, and get going, but I just ran out of time. It's hard to say it would've played out, but Brad was really good. When this place gets super slick like that it gets really fun."

After leading 21 laps, Sheldon Haudenschild settled for a third-place finish, marking another heartbreaking loss at the Summer Nationals. It was a strong rebound for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 team, who had slipped to a 12.0 average over their last seven shows. The Wooster, OH native will undoubtedly be a contender for the $75,000 National Open title when he leads the Series back to Williams Grove in October.

"I had my wing back too far and had to slow down too much, so I started losing speed," Sheldon spoke on his late-race trouble. "I was cheating my entry into turn three and should've stayed committed to what I was doing. I gotta say hats off to my guys, though. It's been a rough couple of weeks, but they've been grinding every single day to get us back to where we need to be. We'll keep working to get back into Victory Lane."

Rounding out the top-five at Williams Grove was Donny Schatz making his 2,00th career start, and Freddie Rahmer finished fifth to reclaim the points lead for the track title. Closing out the top-10 on Saturday were James McFadden, David Gravel, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, and Brock Zearfoss with KSE Hard Charger honors for a 22nd-to-12th bid.

NOS NOTEBOOK (WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, 7/23/22)

Brad Sweet's 76th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him eight away from tying Stevie Smith of New Oxford, PA for 10th on the All-Time Win List at 84 triumphs. His second win of the 2022 season snaps a 31-race drought since March 30 at Vado (NM) and makes him the ninth multi-time winner with the Series this season.

The Big Cat is the 304th different driver to win a Sprint Car race at Williams Grove, and the 52nd different driver to win at the 1/2-mile against the World of Outlaws.

Anthony Macri started the night off right for the PA Posse with his first QuickTime Award of the season coming in My Place Hotels Qualifying. The Concrete Kid circled Williams Grove in 17.288 seconds to outrun James McFadden by a mere five, one-thousandths.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were won by Donny Schatz (501st career), James McFadden (29th career), David Gravel (200th career), and Devon Borden (1st carer). Sheldon Haudenschild topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to claim his third pole position of the year.

Following a conflict during Friday's Heat Races, Fred and Freddie Rahmer were both fined $300 for entering another competitor's race car and initiating a physical altercation. The Salfordville, PA family returned on Saturday and turned in a season-best effort against the World of Outlaws, finishing fifth and reclaiming the Williams Grove points lead.

UP NEXT (Sat-Sun) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series prepares to make its only stop in The Empire State next weekend with a New York's Weedsport Speedway hosting shows on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$20,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4][$12,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$6,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,250]; 5. 8-Freddie Rahmer [12][$4,500]; 6. 83-James McFadden [5][$4,000]; 7. 2-David Gravel [8][$3,500]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$3,000]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$2,750]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [22][$2,500]; 11. 23-Devon Borden [7][$2,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [24][$2,250]; 13. 44-Dylan Norris [16][$2,000]; 14. 11-TJ Stutts [14][$1,600]; 15. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17][$1,500]; 16. 27-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,300]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [9][$1,250]; 18. 5E-Brandon Rahmer [21][$1,150]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,100]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,100]; 21. 1W-Robbie Kendall [20][$1,100]; 22. 69K-Lance Dewease [18][$1,100]; 23. 99M-Kyle Moody [25][$]; 24. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$1,100]; 25. 57-Kyle Larson [10][$1,100]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-6, Sheldon Haudenschild 7-27, Brad Sweet 28-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[+12]

NEW Championship Standings (After 43/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (5,806); 2. David Gravel (-54); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-84); 4. Carson Macedo (-100); 5. Logan Schuchart (-178); 6. Donny Schatz (-190); 7. Spencer Bayston (-324); 8. James McFadden (-342); 9. Jacob Allen (-512); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-636).

 

 

POSSE PERFECTION: Lance Dewease Leads PA Podium Sweep over World of Outlaws at Williams Grove

Dewease Earns 18th World of Outlaws Win with Late Pass over Brent Marks

MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 22, 2022 - Over 24 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races held over the last three years in the state of Pennsylvania, the PA Posse had only won twice and both were thanks to Brent Marks following his full-time tenure.

The Beer Hill Gang had been longing for an inevitable return to glory at their place of worship - Williams Grove Speedway - and it finally came in a big way on Friday night. Sweeping the podium and stopping the fleet of 15 full-time Outlaws, the PA Posse enjoyed their largest statement in several seasons as the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals kicked off in dramatic fashion.

It was only fitting that 56-year-old Lance Dewease, the winningest driver in the history of the famed Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile, led the charge for The Keystone State. With his trusty sidekicks - revered car owner Don Kreitz Jr. and legendary mechanic Davey Brown - making magic, Dewease brought the #69K back to Victory Lane with The Greatest Show on Dirt for the first time since May 2019.

The Fayetteville, PA native made his 106th career win at the track extra special by leading a PA Posse podium sweep with a red-hot Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA running a close second-place and young Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA earning another third-place effort.

Dewease, a 2018 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee, moved his name further up the World of Outlaws All-Time Win List with his 18th career victory coming in his 300th start with the Series. He snapped a 26-race winless streak with the $10,000 score and only needed to lead the last five laps to get it done.

"We haven't had a very good year compared to our standards, so it feels amazing to get a win against these World of Outlaws guys," Dewease told a rambunctious crowd. "We even got an all-PA Posse top-three, how sweet is that? I can't tell you enough how proud I am of this team. We just haven't been our normal selves lately. We've been okay, but not as fast as we should be. We hit it right tonight, though. This feels awesome."

Rolling from the fifth spot, Dewease quietly maneuvered by Carson Macedo and Anthony Macri to take the third spot on Lap 10. The Fayetteville Flyer held the final podium spot while all eyes were glued to a nail-biting battle for the lead through lap traffic between Brent Marks and World of Outlaws championship leader, Brad Sweet.

Marks was going for a third Outlaws win at Williams Grove within the last year, while Sweet was pursuing his first-career win at the tricky 1/2-mile track. The duo seemed to be the clear favorites as they sliced and diced through traffic, but a Lap 18 caution changed everything and stacked up the field.

Dewease quickly snuck by Sweet on the low line on Lap 18 and immediately did the same to Marks as the #69K assumed the race lead on Lap 21 of 25. He was forced to fend off Marks' high-side attack over the final five laps, but it was a job he could handle as Dewease cruised to a 1.757-second margin of victory at the stripe.

"I don't know if we had the best car, but I have the most patience around this place," Dewease added. "I knew I couldn't show Brent my nose, because he's damn good everywhere right now and would've taken that one away. He was so good on the bottom that I was shocked when he moved off it, but I figured that's a product of lap traffic and where I was in the right place. I knew that caution would help us, and thankfully I made it all pay off."

After leading the opening 20 laps, King Brent XXXIX succumbed to the veteran prowess of Dewease and finished second aboard the Murray-Marks #19. The reigning Summer Nationals champion will be back with a vengeance tomorrow as he chases his sixth World of Outlaws win of the season.

"Lance is just extremely good here and so is that #69K," Marks complimented. "I didn't know where to run at the end because I felt comfortable on the bottom and top, and now I know I made the wrong choice. I think the cushion got too big and made it too difficult for me to carry my speed around the outside. I let that one go, for sure. We've got a chance to bounce back tomorrow."

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA finished third with a last-lap pass on Brad Sweet to seal the deal on a Posse podium sweep. The Concrete Kid had high hopes rolling from the outside pole but settled for his seventh-career podium in World of Outlaws competition as the pursuit of his first-career win continues.

"You never want to go backward, but finishing on the podium of any World of Outlaws race is always cool, especially on home turf," Macri mentioned. "I'm glad we could keep the fan happy tonight. We've got some stuff to clean up and we'll be ready to get back after it tomorrow."

Closing out the top-five behind a trio of PA Posse stars were the leading two championship contenders for the World of Outlaws. Brad Sweet finished fourth aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, while David Gravel trailed him in fifth aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Danny Dietrich in the Gary Kauffman Racing #48, Kyle Larson in the Paul Silva #57, and James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83. NOS NOTEBOOK (WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, 7/22/22)

Lance Dewease's 18th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him into a tie for 32nd on the All-Time Win List with Brad Doty of Apple Creek, OH. The Fayetteville, PA native is the 15th different winner with The Greatest Show on Dirt this season. His 106th Williams Grove win came in his 300th career start with the Series and snapped a 26-race winless streak since his last triumph over the Outlaws in May of 2019.

For the second race in a row, the World of Outlaws full-timers were locked out of the podium, but this time it was a clean sweep for the PA Posse. Leading the charge was Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA, Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA, and Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA.

James McFadden earned his second QuickTime Award of the season, topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 17.407 seconds around Williams Grove. It's the fifth QuickTime of his World of Outlaws career.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were won by James McFadden (28th career), Brad Sweet (209th career), Donny Schatz (500th career), and Carson Macedo (75th career). Chase Dietz of York, PA scored the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown win, while Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

An eventful night for Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA ended on a high note as the Williams Grove points leader took the KSE Hard Charger Award for his 25th-to-15th run in the 25-lap Feature.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws and PA Posse will continue Sprint Car Racing's favorite rivalry on Saturday night with a $20,000-to-win finale at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [5][$10,000]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [1][$6,000]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [6][$2,500]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,200]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$2,100]; 9. 57-Kyle Larson [13][$2,050]; 10. 83-James McFadden [8][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [19][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,400]; 13. 44-Dylan Norris [12][$1,200]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston [10][$1,100]; 15. 8-Freddie Rahmer [25][$50]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody [17][$1,000]; 18. 39-Chase Dietz [21][$1,000]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11][$1,000]; 20. 27-Daryn Pittman [20][$1,000]; 21. 11-TJ Stutts [22][$1,000]; 22. 23-Devon Borden [14][$1,000]; 23. 11A-Austin Bishop [18][$1,000]; 24. 1W-Robbie Kendall [24][$1,000]; 25. 45-Jeff Halligan [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-20, Lance Dewease 21-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 8-Freddie Rahmer[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (After 42/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (5,656); 2. David Gravel (-40); 3. Carson Macedo (-52); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-78); 5. Logan Schuchart (-140); 6. Donny Schatz (-182); 7. Spencer Bayston (-308); 8. James McFadden (-330); 9. Jacob Allen (-494); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-616).

 

 

RULING THE PALACE: Kyle Larson Dominates for $20,000 on Wednesday at Port Royal Speedway

The PA Posse Places Six Drivers in Top-10 at The Speed Palace

PORT ROYAL, PA - July 20, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series offered a $20,000 midweek special and Kyle Larson showed up to show out at Port Royal Speedway.

In one of the most dominating performances of the season, the Elk Grove, CA native controlled all 30 laps without challenge and crossed the finish line ahead by 2.799-seconds. It's his fourth win of 2022 with Paul Silva on the wrenches of the HendrickCars.com #57, and the 28th of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

However, The Speed Palace still found a way to present Larson with several challenges throughout the night. He was dealt a thrilling battle with Carson Macedo for the Heat Race win, a side-by-side contest with Donny Schatz for the Dash victory, and then was forced to fight through lap traffic up to 15th in the Feature.

"I feel like I did a decent job in traffic, but then I got stuck in for like five-six laps and got pretty nervous," Larson admitted. "I saw Danny [Dietrich] was up to second on the board and I've seen him roll the inside wall here before, so I was trying to keep my eye on that. My car was just phenomenal all night long. We had to pass to win the Heat and pass to win the Dash, so I knew we would be good for the Feature."

Behind Larson, the PA Posse defended their home turf in impressive fashion with six of the top-10 finishers coming from local racers. Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, and Brent Marks combined to place the highest-finishing full-time World of Outlaws driver in fifth place for Sheldon Haudenschild.

Only four days removed from a nasty crash at Eldora's Kings Royal, Dietrich was never certain that he would be finished with rebuilding the Gary Kauffman Racing #48 in time for Port Royal. However, the Gettysburg, PA native and his crew thrashed enough to get the job done and head to the track on Wednesday. Their reward for all the hard work was a season-best runner-up result against the World of Outlaws.

"Man, I'm feeling pretty good here," Dietrich said with a smirk. "Our truck is in the shop right now, so I've got to thank the Weikerts for getting this rig up here. We had to tear the other car apart and get this one built off the upper deck, so it's been a tough few days on my guys. It would've been pretty easy to take the night and enjoy a break, but we're here and I'm glad we stuck it out."

Rounding out the podium on Wednesday was Dillsburg, PA native Anthony Macri with a ninth-to-third drive aboard the #39M. The Concrete Kid rallied well as the night progressed to earn his sixth-career World of Outlaws podium finish on the heels of a change at crew chief. He'll get his next shot at that elusive first-career World of Outlaws victory this weekend at Williams Grove.

"Maybe this car is just as good without an old crew chief as we are with the current situation," Macri said to stir the crowd. "We were going off the notebook tonight and throwing ideas off each other. We probably should've been more aggressive to start the night, but once I got into a rhythm I knew we were fine. I would've liked to see a caution, but the cookie just didn't crumble that way.

King Brent XXXIX finished fourth from 10th, while Sheldon Haudenschild earned the mark of highest finishing World of Outlaws full-timer in the fifth spot aboard his NOS Energy Drink #17.

Closing out the top-10 at Port Royal was Jeff Halligan (Ephrata, PA), Lance Dewease (Fayetteville, PA), Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA), Devon Borden (Raymond, WA), and Brock Zearfoss (Jonestown, PA).
NOS NOTEBOOK (PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY, 7/20/22)

Kyle Larson's (Elk Grove, CA) 28th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win puts him into a tie for 23rd on the All-Time Win List with Kerry Madsen (St. Mary's, NSW, AUS). He joins Haudenschild (8), Macedo (7), Marks (5), and Gravel (4) as four-time winners with the Series in 2022.

A group of five PA Posse stars recorded their season-best effort against the World of Outlaws on Wednesday. All finishing inside the top-10 was Danny Dietrich (2nd), Anthony Macri (3rd), Jeff Halligan (6th), Lance Dewease (7th), and Devon Borden (9th).

Donny Schatz earned his first QuickTime Award of the season, topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 16.717 seconds around Port Royal for an average speed of 107.244 MPH. It's the 108th QuickTime of his World of Outlaws career.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were won by Donny Schatz (499th career), Sheldon Haudenschild (76th career), Kyle Larson (36th career), and Danny Dietrich (12th career). Kyle Larson earned his first pole position of the season courtesy of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, while Justin Whitall charged to the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown win.

Brock Zearfoss, a former Port Royal track champion (2017) and current full-time Outlaw, earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with his 17th-to-10th bid in the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws and PA Posse will continue Sprint Car Racing's favorite rivalry this weekend with a doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday and Saturday, highlighted by the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$20,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4][$6,000]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [9][$3,750]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [10][$3,250]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,750]; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan [6][$2,500]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [13][$2,400]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$2,300]; 9. 23-Devon Borden [14][$2,200]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$2,100]; 11. 2-David Gravel [5][$1,700]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [11][$1,400]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$1,300]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,200]; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney [18][$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$1,000]; 17. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$1,000]; 18. 67-Justin Whittall [21][$1,000]; 19. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$1,000]; 20. 83-James McFadden [22][$1,000]; 21. 55-Mike Wagner [24][$1,000]; 22. 33W-Mike Walter [25][$]; 23. 11-TJ Stutts [15][$1,000]; 24. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [23][$1,000]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,000]; 26. 98-Tyler Bear [26][]. Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 41/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (5,514); 2. David Gravel (-38); 3. Carson Macedo (-48); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-64); 5. Logan Schuchart (-124); 6. Donny Schatz (-176); 7. Spencer Bayston (-288); 8. James McFadden (-318); 9. Jacob Allen (-470); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-564).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Outlaws vs. Posse at Port Royal, Williams Grove This Week

King Brent XXXIX Leads Outlaws to His Pennsylvania Home for Three Shows

PORT ROYAL, PA - July 19, 2022 - With a historic Kings Royal week in the rear view mirror, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now prepares to face off against the Pennsylvania Posse for three nights this week.

Port Royal Speedway hosts a summer showdown for the first time with a $20,000-to-win midweek special coming on Wednesday night, and then Williams Grove Speedway retains the traditional $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

The full-time stars of The Greatest Show on Dirt will be battling for crucial points as the championship fight enters the second half, while the dedicated PA Posse members will be desprate to defend their home turf.
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SECOND HALF BEGINS: With 40 of 77 races completed, the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car campaign is officially halfway over, which means the championship battle is about to really heat up. A bit more than three months remain, and the top-five are currently separated by a little more than 100 points as they face their own challenges this week.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA still controls the top spot in pursuit of a fourth-straight championship for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. "The Big Cat" hasn't won in 29 races since March 30 at Vado (NM), yet his unrivaled consistency (5.9 average finish) has kept him atop the charts. He'll return to a track he's conquered before - Port Royal - and a track that has proven to be his kryptonite with zero wins through 50+ starts - Williams Grove - this week.

David Gravel (-42 PTS) of Watertown, CT resides in the runner-up spot, hot off a weekend where he snapped a 25+ race winless streak with not only one, but two triumphs at Eldora Speedway. The Big Game Motorsports #2 squad is feeling fresh and confident with two nights at Williams Grove on Friday and Saturday, the winningest track (8) of his 73-win career.

Carson Macedo (-58 PTS) of Lemoore, CA was a top-10 contender over all four nights at Eldora, and hopes that 1/2-mile success transitions to the Pennsylvania ovals. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 was twice a winner at Williams Grove last year, yet has historically struggled at Port Royal with an average finish of 16.1 highlighted by just one top-10 result.

Sheldon Haudenschild (-80 PTS) of Wooster, OH left his home state disappointed with zero top-10 finishes during Kings Royal week at Eldora. The Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 is chomping at the bit to get back on track and gain those valuable points back. The 29-year-old earned his first Williams Grove win last July during this race against the Posse, but has yet to top The Speed Palace at Port Royal.

Logan Schuchart (-122 PTS) of Hanover, PA lost nearly 70 points over the course of three point races last week, a number he hopes to redeem as he takes the Series back to his home state this week. The Shark Racing #1S is a former winner at Port Royal in 2016, but has yet to win at Williams Grove with the World of Outlaws. He's won at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile in local action, Speedweek competition, and against the All Stars, but an Outlaws triumph still eludes him.

POSSE PRIMED FOR WIN: Since returning to The Speed Palace in 2014, the PA Posse have struggled to take down the World of Outlaws at Port Royal. Kunkletown's Ryan Smith won that race in 2014, but since then a run of six different locals including Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri, and Brent Marks have all ran second to full-time Outlaws at the 1/2-mile.

King Brent XXXIX leads the charge following an epic week at Eldora. In fact, Marks remains the only member of the PA Posse to beat the World of Outlaws since Lance Decease last did it in May of 2019. The Myerstown Missile is the reigning Summer Nationals winner at Williams Grove, and he swept both Pennsylvania Speedweek shows at Port Royal earlier this month.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA is the winningest driver at Port Royal in 2022, topping six shows with three of those against the All Star Circuit of Champions. The Concrete Kid has recently handed the wrenches Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts, and hopes the transition will help guide him to his first-career World of Outlaws win this week on home turf.

Logan Wagner of Harrisonville, PA is the four-time and defending track champion at Port Royal, and still chasing his first-career World of Outlaws win like Macri. The pilot of the Zemco #1 has stepped up his game with a pair of top-10 finishes in the past two years, but hopes to take it up a notch on Wednesday with $20,000 big ones on the line.

A winner of 120 Port Royal Features through his career, Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA can never be counted out. Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA has topped the Outlaws on five occasions, but is undetermined on whether he'll race on Wednesday following a big crash at Eldora. Look for those five and more to potentially end the streak and put the Posse back on top of the Outlaws at Port Royal.

MEGA MILESTONE: If all goes as planned, Donny Schatz will hit his next milestone this Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway with his 2,000th career Feature start in World of Outlaws competition. Like his 300-win achievement, he'd join an exclusive club with Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell as the only drivers in history to reach the feat.

The 10-time World of Outlaws champion has recorded his current 1,997 starts in 37 different American states and a trio of Canadian provinces. The Fargo, ND native hopes to put an exclamation point on his achievement this week at two tracks he has always succeeded at, Port Royal (4 wins) and Williams Grove (21 wins).

MONTH OF MONEY: With $276,125 already pocketed, Brent Marks no doubt leads the earnings as the famed Month of Money begins for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Behind him through five nights is Donny Schatz ($40,300), David Gravel ($35,500), Tyler Courtney ($33,775), Kyle Larson ($32,225) and Carson Macedo ($30,900).

The boosted purses continue this week with a $20,000-to-win offering on Wednesday at Port Royal and again on Saturday at Williams Grove.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, July 20 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (40/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (5,390 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-42 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-58 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-80 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-122 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-164 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-280 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-304 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-464 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-570 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
3 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
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 – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11

FEATURE LAPS LED (25 Drivers):
184 laps – Carson Macedo
144 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
108 laps – Brad Sweet
78 laps – Jacob Allen
73 laps – David Gravel
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Kyle Larson, Giovanni Scelzi
54 laps – Brent Marks
46 laps – Donny Schatz
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
38 laps – Brian Brown
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

QUICKTIME AWARDS (18 Drivers):
7 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
5 QuickTimes – David Gravel
3 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild*, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck
1 QuickTime – James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (43 Drivers):
17 Heat Wins – David Gravel
14 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
11 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
9 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
7 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
6 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Hunter Schuerenberg, Kyle Larson
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Marcus Dumensy, Sye Lynch, Daryn Pittman

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (45 Drivers):
24 Dashes – David Gravel
21 Dashes – Brad Sweet
20 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
18 Dashes – Logan Schuchart
16 Dashes – Jacob Allen
15 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Dashes – Donny Schatz
11 Dashes – James McFadden
10 Dashes – Rico Abreu
9 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
7 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
6 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason
5 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Aaron Reutzel
4 Dashes – Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney
3 Dashes – Anthony Macri
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Danny Dietrich, Ayrton Gennetten, Darin Pittman, Hunter Schuerenberg

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (24 Drivers):
4 LCS Wins – James McFadden
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Lachlan McHugh

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (22 Drivers):
7 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
2 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, James McFadden, Noah Gass, Anthony Macri
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel

PODIUM FINISHES (26 Drivers):
14 Podiums – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
12 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
10 Podiums – David Gravel
9 Podiums – Donny Schatz
8 Podiums – Kyle Larson
7 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
6 Podiums – James McFadden, Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney

TOP 10 FINISHES (45 Drivers):
35 Top 10s – David Gravel
34 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
31 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
30 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz
29 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
23 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
21 Top 10s – James McFadden, Giovanni Scelzi
18 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
15 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
11 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
10 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
8 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Cory Eliason
7 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri
6 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Ayrton Gennetten, Zeb Wise

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)
36. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (3)
38. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (4)
39. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / David Gravel (4)
40. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (5)

 

 

RISING EXPECTATIONS: Spencer Bayston leaning on CJB’s expertise for strong rookie season
The leading Rookie of the Year contender eyes another Port Royal victory this week

By Nick Graziano

PORT ROYAL, PA (July 18, 2022) – After earning his first two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victories last year, Spencer Bayston entered his 2022 rookie season expecting to win. However, he didn’t anticipate those expectations rising further before the halfway point.

He knew challenges would arise, being his first full-time year on the 80-plus race tour across the country and his team CJB Motorsports’ first full season with the World of Outlaws since 2019. But then they won. Big. And a couple months later they won again. Now, they expect nothing less.

“I feel like we’ve exceeded our expectations but having that success there early at Bristol and then at Huset’s has made us more hungry now,” Bayston said. “Our expectations have risen quite a bit. We just go out and chase it every night. Try to compete. Try to win. I just have to do my part. It’s really, really good to have a good team behind me that gives me the ability to do that.”

The Lebanon, IN driver picked up his first Series win at Attica Raceway Park last year with Sam McGhee Motorsports. Months later he joined CJB Motorsports to finish out the 2021 season and prepare for this Rookie of the Year run in 2022. In their fourth race together last year, Bayston won with the Pennsylvania-based team at Port Royal Speedway.

That victory provided them with the confidence they could win again in their first full World of Outlaws season together, but even that didn’t prepare them for what they were going to accomplish before the halfway point. Bayston stunned the Sprint Car world by besting Kyle Larson for the win at Bristol Motor Speedway and then backed that victory up a couple months later by winning at Huset’s Speedway.

To Bayston, the credit for that success goes to having an experienced team at CJB Motorsports – founded in 2005 – including the team’s long-time crew chief, and former World of Outlaws Crew Chief of the Year, Barry Jackson.

“It’s one of those deals where a lot of these guys have the ability to win championships and win races, but the most important part to getting to that point is having a good crew behind you and having good equipment,” Bayston said. “So, we’re happy to have (team owner) Chad Clemens behind us to provide us with good equipment. I’m fortunate to have three really solid guys with Barry (Jackson), Scott (Vogelsong) and Brendan (Collum), giving us the ability to have success and chase wins each and every night.

“It’s an essential and it’s really helped us this season get us to where we want to be quicker.”

Being able to lean on the expertise of Jackson and his crew guys has allowed Bayston the freedom to solely focus on driving, rather than having to have a hand in figuring out the set up or other aspects of the team. He pulls up to the trailer, tells Jackson what he’s feeling with the car and lets the veteran crew chief go to work with the confidence he can trust whatever adjustments Jackson makes.

While that trust and confidence in each other has led to early success, Bayston acknowledged there is still room for improvement.

He currently sits seventh in Series points, more than 200 points back from the lead, with 13 top fives (tied with 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz) and 23 top-10s in 39 starts. To him, where he's getting beat in the points most is other drivers' ability to better recover from a bad night.

“No matter what is thrown at them they’re still up-front contending to have a really, really good night,” Bayston said. “I think that has been our biggest issue so far, which I think has to do with my experience and making sure the car is where it needs to be, giving me the ability to have the opportunity to race through the field.

“It’s been our biggest challenge this year. My biggest challenge. Something I’m striving to work on every night and hopefully it starts to come together a little bit better here soon.”

Kings Royal week at Eldora Speedway was up and down for Bayston, but he managed to secure a top-five during one of the points paying nights, giving he and CJB some momentum for their Pennsylvania return – a week they’ve had circled on their calendar all year.

The Series returns to Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, July 20, with a $20,000 payday on the line and then will venture to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals, Friday-Saturday, July 22-23.

“I’m excited to get to Port Royal,” Bayston said. “One of my favorite tracks. It’s home in Pennsylvania for this team. That’s always special. I think there’s something good about coming home and kind of reset and letting the guys unwind a little bit. And get a little bit more prepared.

“It can be grueling and strenuous when you’re on the road for a while. It’s always good to get home and get recharged. But I’m excited to get to Pennsylvania and compete for some of those races and try to get ready, the National Open (at Williams Grove) is one that’s high up on the list for our CJB 5 team. I really want to be competitive and strong there. So excited to get back there and work on our car a little bit and get me a little more comfortable, as well.”

While expectations have risen, so has Bayston’s confidence and feeling of now being an "Outlaw."

“I feel like we belong,” he said. “I feel like our team is at just as high of a level as any other team here. I think winning a couple of those races feels like you’re part of the family. Competing every night, now, when you come here every night you feel like you’re part of the group. I think it helps a little bit too with the whole persona of what our actual pursuit of our goal is. So that feels really good to be a part of the Outlaws.”

For tickets to the events at Port Royal and Williams Grove, CLICK HERE.

 

 

KING BRENT: Marks Completes Monumental Week at Eldora with Kings Royal Crown

Marks is First Driver in History to Sweep Eldora's Historical Big One & Kings Royal

ROSSBURG, OH - July 16, 2022 - Within a span of 48 hours, Brent Marks has altered the course of Sprint Car Racing history not once, but twice.

Topping Thursday's long-awaited return of the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One, Marks had found his season-defining victory but wasn't done there. He then came back on Saturday and aced the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal to seal the deal on a week that will never be forgotten.

All told, the Myerstown, PA native left Eldora Speedway with $276,125 following four nights of racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. At 31 years old, Marks now owns the richest single week in the history of the sport.

In contrast to Thursday's HBO triumph from 14th, the Murray-Marks #19 won Saturday's 40-lap grand finale from the sixth spot. Marks had driven forward to third by Lap 3, worked into second around Kerry Madsen on Lap 8, and then drove by Brian Brown to assume command on Lap 22 of the show. He then held off late charges by Carson Macedo and Donny Schatz to score the biggest win of his life.

"It feels amazing, what an incredible experience from the beginning," Marks mentioned. "Seeing the reaction from a crowd like we had here and sharing the moment with my family and team means the world to me. I've been working really hard to put myself in a position like this and I think we're getting there."

In a fitting ceremony, King Jac XV returned to Eldora as the Royal Sovereign and officially crowned him "King Brent the 39th."

His 13th overall win of the season brings him to four in 2022 with The Greatest Show on Dirt, upping his career total to 12 wins and putting him in a tie alongside Tim Green, Tyler Walker, Don Kreitz Jr., and Brady Bacon for 12th on the All-Time Win List.

The victory makes Marks the seventh driver (Haudenschild, Kinser, Kinser, Blaney, Schatz, Pittman) to score both a Historical Big One and Kings Royal trophy, but he's now the first in history to sweep both Crown Jewel events at The Big E within a single season, let alone a single week.

"Having my name alongside those guys who have helped build our sport is surreal," Marks added. "I've looked up to those guys my whole career, so to be under the same banner as them means the world to me. That's a stat nobody can take away from us, we're the first in history to win both in the same year."

Amidst a historic campaign, one that ranges from his home state of Pennsylvania all the way to Texas and Iowa, Marks has set his next sights on finishing the triple crown with a Knoxville Raceway crown.

"I'd love to compete for a Knoxville Nationals win, but honestly I would be thrilled with a top-five there," Marks continued. "I really want to get myself another National Open. I feel like I let that one get away last year and I'm ready to win it back."

Learning lessons used from Thursday's Historical Big One, Marks slowly picked his way through the field to open up Saturday's 40-lapper. King Kerry XXXI, Kerry Madsen, led the opening seven laps aboard the Toyota Racing Development, Roth Motorsports #83JR, while Brian Brown took away the lead on Lap 8 and held it for another 12 circuits.

With Madsen and Brown disposed of, attention turned to Carson Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanain Racing #15. Both made late charges at Marks for the top prize but could do nothing in actually passing the #19. 

Falling short of his sixth Kings Royal crown by 2.399-seconds, Donny Schatz narrowly missed out on Saturday's big win. The Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 was outstanding in the late running, coming to life on the final restart with nine to go. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion hustled into second by Lap 32/40 and almost took the race lead away before fading to accept a runner-up in his 27th consecutive Kings Royal A-Main start.

"The strides we've made with the Ford have been incredible lately," Schatz admitted. "To be competing at the end, where we've struggled lately, I think is a great sign for this team. We'll keep building on this and hope to get another World of Outlaws win soon."

After making a late run on Marks on the high side, Macedo had cut into the gap and made it interesting down the stretch. He was running second and catching the #19 throughout lap traffic with eight to go, but the final restart was doomed as Schatz drove by Macedo and shuffled him out of the picture."

"I felt like I was catching Brent up on the top, but I definitely didn't need that caution," Macedo said. "I didn't know what to do on that restart and I was just perplexed. Getting that close to this big of a win is for sure a letdown. My guys did an incredible job from where the day began after transferring from the Non-Qualifier."

Rounding out the top-10 at Eldora was Logan Schuchart, Kyle Larson, Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Anthony Macri, and David Gravel.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads east and reignites the PA Posse rivalry with stops at Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, and then Williams Grove Speedway on Friday & Saturday. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 19-Brent Marks [6][$175,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$25,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$15,000]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$12,500]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [10][$10,000]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [4][$8,750]; 7. 71-Cory Eliason [5][$7,500]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [22][$7,000]; 9. 2-David Gravel [11][$6,500]; 10. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [2][$6,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$5,850]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$5,825]; 13. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$5,800]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$5,650]; 15. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [15][$5,625]; 16. 5-Spencer Bayston [20][$5,600]; 17. 83-James McFadden [24][$5,575]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [12][$5,425]; 19. 13-Justin Peck [19][$5,400]; 20. 11-Parker Price-Miller [9][$5,375]; 21. 10-Dave Blaney [18][$5,350]; 22. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [17][$5,250]; 23. 101-Lachlan McHugh [21][$5,125]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$5,000]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-7, Brian Brown 8-21, Brent Marks 22-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 39M-Anthony Macri[+14]

 

 

SIR DAVID: Gravel Wins #TheKnightBefore at Eldora, Prepares for Kings Royal Tonight

Watch $175,000-to-win Kings Royal Tonight on DIRTVision

ROSSBURG, OH - July 16, 2022 - For the second time in a span of three days, David Gravel once again found Eldora Speedway Victory Lane at a Crown Jewel prelim. On Wednesday, it was Joker's Wild; today, it was The Knight Before.

Starting from fourth in the postponed Feature on Saturday afternoon, Gravel quickly worked forward in the Big Game Motorsports #2. He drove by the current championship leader, Brad Sweet, to take second on Lap four and completed a super slider on Rico Abreu to steal the lead on Lap 9.

From there, it was a bout of lap traffic and tire conservation in the 25-lap afternoon delight special. The Watertown, CT native had just enough tread left on his Hoosier Tire and cleared the scales post-race to score the victory by a margin of victory of 1.409-seconds.

His second win of the week and fourth win of the season brings him to 73 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series wins, giving him sole possession of 12th on the All-Time Win List.

It's his fifth-career Eldora Speedway victory and offers a big boost of confidence and momentum into tonight as the 30-year-old chases his first Kings Royal crown. He's topped the Knoxville Nationals and National Open, but the throne and $175,000 payday still eludes him.

"Live I've been saying, we're extremely consistent and right there ready to challenge for wins, we just needed a little tweak," Gravel commented. "Sprint Car Racing is the toughest it has ever been and every single position, every single win is hard to come by. The day show isn't ideal but the drivers, track, and fans all made the most of it I think. It feels damn good to grab two already this week, now we just need to add the big one tonight."

By virtue of his victory this afternoon, Gravel once again reserves the right to qualify whenever he would like during Kings Royal Qualifying this evening.

"That takes a lot of stress off," he noted on the unique advantage. "We're probably gonna go fairly again and try to set QuickTime. Then we just need to win that Heat from fourth and go after that money."

With the preliminary action all wrapped up, teams are now focused on the 39th Kings Royal tonight on DIRTVision, an event offering a $175,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start Feature.

After leading the opening nine laps, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA slipped back to finish second after Gravel cleared him with a slider through traffic. It's his second podium of the week at Eldora Speedway and only adds more momentum ahead of tonight's 39th Kings Royal.

"We've got such great balance right now," Abreu noted. "This Rowdy #24 is awesome to drive right now. It's a pleasure working with Ricky [Warner] and the rest of these guys. Shoutout to you fans for packing this place, even for a day race. We'll get this thing in Victory Lane soon."

While Brad Sweet's winless streak extended to 28 races, the Grass Valley, CA native kept it consistent as he earned his 14th podium finish of the 2022 season in third-place. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team now turns their attention to chasing a third Kings Royal title tonight.

"We've got a big night ahead of us," Sweet said. "I wasn't good on the starts today, it just felt like I was spinning the tires so bad. I knew we needed lap traffic to have a shot, but David beat us there when Rico got hung up. I could see it all unfolding in front of me, but there was just nothing I could do about it."

Rounding out the top-five in Saturday afternoon's program was Spencer Bayston in fourth aboard the CJB #5, and Hunter Schuerenberg in fifth aboard the Tony Vermeer #55.

Carson Macedo earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a sensational 24th-t0-sixth run aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, matching the largest charge of the 2022 season. Closing out the top-10 behind him was Giovanni Scelzi, Donny Schatz, Anthony Macri, and Justin Peck.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series concludes a week of racing tonight with the 39th Kings Royal offering a $175,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start Feature. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. David Gravel (4); 2. Rico Abreu (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Spencer Bayston (5); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 6. Carson Macedo (24); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (9); 8. Donny Schatz (14); 9. Anthony Macri (12); 10. Justin Peck (16); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (17); 12. Logan Schuchart (25); 13. Cory Eliason (8); 14. Danny Dietrich (10); 15. Brock Zearfoss (22); 16. Kerry Madsen (18); 17. Daryn Pittman (7); 18. James McFadden (23); 19. Kraig Kinser (15); 20. Zeb Wise (20); 21. Parker Price-Miller (11); 22. Brian Brown (21); 23. Logan Wagner (13); 24. Tyler Courtney (6); 25. Jacob Allen (26); 26. Kasey Kahne (27); 27. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19). Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-9; David Gravel 10-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Carson Macedo[+18]

NEW Championship Standings (After 39/77 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (5,300); 2. David Gravel (-42); 3. Carson Macedo (-58); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-80); 5. Logan Schuchart (-122); 6. Donny Schatz (-164); 7. Spencer Bayston (-280); 8. James McFadden (-304); 9. Jacob Allen (-464); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-570).

 

 

THE BIGGEST ONE: Brent Marks Wins $100,000 Historical Big One with 14th-to-1st Eldora Run

Tyler Courtney and Rico Abreu Round Out Podium in Thrilling Thursday Feature

ROSSBURG, OH - July 15, 2022 - After a 19-year absence, Eldora Speedway's Historical Big One returned to the limelight on Thursday night in only the most spectacular fashion.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA earned the richest win of his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, scoring $100,000 for rocketing from 14th-to-1st and deterring the super sliders thrown his way by Indiana's Tyler Courtney in the #7BC and California's Rico Abreu in the #24.

The Myerstown Missile entered the week as one of the top favorites to take big cash from The Big E, but many had thrown in the towel when the Murray-Marks #19 was slated to roll from 14th in the 40-lapper. A now 11-time World of Outlaws winner, Marks had also counted himself out through the opening stages, but quickly took a liking to the ever-changing track and quietly made his way to the front.

Marks was driving into the top-10 by Lap 8, scooting in the top-five by Lap 15, and already seized command of the race lead by Lap 25. He's now a 12-time Sprint Car winner throughout the 2022 campaign - four of those with World of Outlaws - and uses the biggest payday of his life to prepare for a bigger check in Saturday's Kings Royal worth $175,000.

"Holy shit," Marks told the packed crowd at Eldora. "I didn't think we would have anything at all through the first half, but then the car kept coming to me and changing each lap. I knew I had to take Tyler's line away on that last restart if I wanted a chance, and I had to take it. I can't tell you enough how badass this year has been. We were horrible last night, but came out tonight and the support has been unreal."

Finishing second and third as the most dejected individuals on the night were Tyler Courtney and Rico Abreu, who offered an insane fight for the lead near halfway. The NOS Energy Drink #7BC and Rowdy Energy #24 swapped super sliders for the lead on almost every occasion until a caution flew and introduced a new party to the friend.

Officially, Courtney led Laps 1-18, Abreu controlled Laps 19-21, and Courtney was back at front on Laps 22-24. The Murray-Marks #19 team took the top spot on Lap 25 at the 1/2-mile and never looked back. In the face of Marks' dominance was the dejection of a close Courtney and Abreu.

The pairing swapped slider-after-slider-after-slider through lap traffic while battling for the race lead near the midway point. Once disposed of Abreu with a wall-riding display, Marks set his sights on Courtney and quickly began closing and finally made the pass on the final restart.

Tyler Courtney, the reigning Kings Royal champion, brought his #7BC home with a second-place finish, missing another six-figure payday by only 0.865-seconds by the checkered flag. It's a sign of progress, yet at the same time, heartbreak for what could've been for the Eldora master.

"The only thing that matters is being up on that stage and we aren't there," Schatz said. "It was a great night, but it just sucks being that good and not winning. I killed that last restart and now I'm out $100,000. I don't know what second-place pays, but the thing is we don't have to wait too long to chase more money at Eldora."

Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, finished out on the podium after leading his first laps of the season. The fan-favorite drove to the lead thanks to an otherworldly display of tactics against the fence, but it soon began to father. While Marks stormed off with the lead, Abreu slipped back to earn a P3 finish in the Rowdy Energy #24.

"We're building some confidence," Abreu noted. "My changes have been making some big changes every time we hit the track, and they do a phenomenal job."

Closing out the top-five at the Historical Big One was World of Outlaws championship leader Brad Sweet in fourth with the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 in fifth for Brad Sweet. Without points on the line, The Big Cat's only objective of taces like such is to win the big bucks. Sometimes they'll have another shot on Sunday morning.

Rounding out the top-10 at Eldora was Brian Brown from 19th-to-sixth, David Gravel in seventh and rising, Carson Macedo up to eighth place, Kyle Larson rallied from the work area to finish ninth, and former Historical Big One champion Donny Schatz finished up P10.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series keeps going at Eldora Speedway with Friday’s The Knight Before leading into Saturday’s $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 19-Brent Marks [14][$100,000]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2][$25,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$15,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$12,500]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$10,000]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [19][$7,500]; 7. 2-David Gravel [5][$6,500]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [17][$6,000]; 9. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$5,500]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$5,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [22][$4,750]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [24][$4,650]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$4,625]; 14. 11-Parker Price-Miller [23][$4,600]; 15. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [4][$4,575]; 16. 19W-Chris Windom [11][$4,550]; 17. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [12][$4,525]; 18. 35-Zach Hampton [16][$4,500]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$4,475]; 20. 83-James McFadden [20][$4,450]; 21. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [13][$4,425]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$4,200]; 23. 42-Sye Lynch [1][$4,100]; 24. 10-Dave Blaney [15][$4,000] DNS – 8-Aaron Reutzel[$4,000]. Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney 1-18, 22-24; Rico Abreu 19-21; Brent Marks 25-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+16]

 

 

FEELS LIKE FOREVER: David Gravel Ends World of Outlaws Drought with Jokers Wild Win at Eldora

Big Game Motorsports #2 Earns First World of Outlaws Win Since March 26

ROSSBURG, OH - July 13, 2022 - After 110 days and 26 consecutive losses, the streak finally ended for David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports.

Until Wednesday's flag-to-flag wiring of the Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway, the Watertown, CT native had last won a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Perris (CA) way back on March 26. He's been mighty consistent with 13 top-five finishes over that span, but Victory Lane has seemingly eluded him around every corner.

There was no hiding, nor joking, on the matter tonight, however, as the Kings Royal week officially opened at Eldora Speedway with the Jokers Wild $10,000-to-win preliminary. Gravel grabbed the outside pole after topping My Place Hotels Qualifying, his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, and finishing second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

It wasn't only Gravel's 72nd career World of Outlaws win (tying him for 12th All-Time with Jac Haudenschild) and his third of the 2022 season, but it was also his fourth-career victory at Eldora Speedway ahead of Thursday's $100,000-to-win Historical Big 1 and Saturday's $175,000-to-win Kings Royal.

"Man, it has felt like forever," Gravel said. "It's been a trying season, but we've honestly been solid all year, it's just that we can't win these races for whatever reason. It's obviously tough on the morale and such, but I told Cody [Jacobs] we just have to keep working together and stick to it. You have to be on your A-game every single time you're on the track against these guys."

Although the 26-race winless streak doesn't look or feel great, it's noteworthy that the consistent championship contender in Gravel has risen the #2 up to second in points (-48) and the season is yet to be halfway through.

"It's a long season, I know that," Gravel continued. "We're not even halfway yet, so I think we can do some damage. If we start rattling off some streaks, we could be the new team to beat out here."

Rolling from the outside pole with Justin Peck to his inside, Gravel assumed the early command of the lead and never relinquished it through 25 fast-paced laps in Rossburg, OH. Following a caution on the initial start, 21 consecutive green flag laps ensued before a pair of stoppages created for a green-white-checkered finish.

Gravel kept the #2 pinned to the mat and rode off into the distance for the Jokers Wild win, a crucial confidence-builder before trying to add the Historical Big 1 or Kings Royal alongside the Knoxville Nationals and National Open on his resume.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA had a chance at Gravel on the final restart, but fell slightly short and settled for a second-place finish. The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 is now tied for the most podium finishes (13) this season with the World of Outlaws. After winning both preliminary shows last year, the rising star came bound and determined to escape Eldora with the big bucks this weekend.

"My car was really as good as it could've been," Macedo noted. "I felt off in the Dash, but Phil [Dietz] did what Phil does best and gave me a perfect race car. I thought before the caution came out that I was reeling him in through traffic, but he found clean air on the restarts and would get away each time."

Finishing out the podium with a third-place effort was Brian Brown of Higginsville, MO aboard the Casey's General Stores, FVP Parts #21. The six-time World of Outlaws winner continued his impressive recent stretch of results at the Eldora 1/2-mile, earning his third podium in his last five starts at the track.

"I think we had a car capable of winning, but the driver failed to make the right adjustments from inside the cockpit as the race went on," Brown admitted. "Coming here against 55 cars and finishing third is one hell of an accomplishment for our team, though. There's no shame in running third to two of the best guys in the world."

A pair of hopeful first-time winners rounded out the top-five at Eldora Speedway as Justin Peck of Monrovia, IN scored fourth in the Tom Buch #13, and Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, WA claimed fifth aboard his own FuelMe, Karavan Trailers #9.

Closing out the top-10 on Wednesday night was Rico Abreu in the Rowdy Energy #24, Donny Schatz in the Ford Performance #15, Brad Sweet in the NAPA Auto Parts #49, Giovanni Scelzi in the Aspen Aire #18, and Ayrton Gennetten in the Fischer Body Shop #3.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series keeps going at Eldora Speedway with Thursday's $100,000/Win Historical Big One, and then Friday's The Knight Before leads into Saturday's $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Reuslts (25 Laps) - 1. 2-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$6,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3][$3,500]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [1][$2,800]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [4][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,100]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,050]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [8][$2,000]; 11. 57-Kyle Larson [15][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$400]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$1,200]; 14. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [22][$1,100]; 15. 5-Spencer Bayston [19][$1,050]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,000]; 17. 8-Aaron Reutzel [20][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 19. 49X-Tanner Thorson [17][$1,000]; 20. 83-James McFadden [23][$1,000]; 21. 4-Cap Henry [24][$1,000]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [6][$1,000]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$1,000]; 24. 11-Parker Price-Miller [18][$1,000]; 25. 39M-Anthony Macri [21][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+13]

NEW Championship Standings (After 37/77 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (4,932); 2. David Gravel (-48); 3. Carson Macedo (-52); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-64); 5. Logan Schuchart (-104); 6. Donny Schatz (-154); 7. James McFadden (-274); 8. Spencer Bayston (-278); 9. Jacob Allen (-422); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-546).

 

 

ATTICA ACE: Kyle Larson Holds Off Donny Schatz for Second Brad Doty Classic Title

World of Outlaws Turn Attention to Four Huge Nights at Eldora Speedway

ATTICA, OH - July 12, 2022 - For the second time in as many appearances at Attica Raceway Park this season, Kyle Larson walked out on top.

Unlike May's domination during the Kistler Engines Classic - a flag-to-flag win by 1.415-seconds - Tuesday's Brad Doty Classic triumph only came following a hard-fought battle with World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz.

The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion dueled with his brother-in-law (Sweet) through the opening half and then had to fend off a hard-charging quest from a 10-time champion (Schatz) in the late stages through lap traffic. The #15 never officially passed the #57, but the last 10 laps of the 40-lap affair kept fans on the edge of their seats as they sliced and diced through backmarkers in the midst of an enticing cat-and-mouse game.

It came down to the final lap and Larson ultimately held on by 0.364-seconds to score his third World of Outlaws win of the season, tied for third-most with the Series in 2022. More than anything, the momentum is crucial for King Kyle XXXVII as he takes the Paul Silva-owned Finley Farms, Folkens Brothers Trucking, Hendrick Automotive #57 back to Eldora Speedway to defend his Kings Royal crown this weekend.

At the ripe age of 29 years old, Larson has already secured 27 World of Outlaws wins in a quick 120 starts and risen into the top 25 of the All-Time Win List. As respected and revered as the young man has become in recent years, he still made it clear in post-race remarks to announce his appreciation for the way Donny Schatz raced him.

"When I got to traffic it was hard to see and I made a mistake with a lapper, then I knew Donny was right with me," Larson said. "Thankfully, Donny is the cleanest racer in the world and you can always trust him when you're around him. I wish every other racer would take not from Donny Schatz and the way he gives you respect on the track.

I knew Donny was quite better in turns one and two, so I just needed to manage that gap as smart as I could. My car was handling really well and I could kind of cheat the cushion to limit my mistakes, but I got a little lost in traffic. I feel like Paul Silva keeps giving me better and better cars every time we hit the track. He's got me plenty excited ahead of Eldora."

The 40-lap affair started with a different family member out front as Brad Sweet drove the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 to the lead once the green flag dropped. The Big Cat commanded the opening 12 laps, but his pursuit of snapping a 24-race winless streak went sideways on a Lap 13 restart when his brother-in-law whipped the #57 around the outside and stole the top spot away.

Larson was dominant through the middle stages of the race and kept Sweet at bay on each restart, but a new challenger arose when ninth-starting Donny Schatz came driving through the field in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15.

Schatz drove by Sweet for the second spot on Lap 29 and quickly set his sights on Larson as lap traffic tightened things up. The duo, who ran 1-2 at last year's Knoxville Nationals, offered an exciting final 10-lap sprint as they swapped lanes, sliced through traffic, and battled for the $15,000 win.

The 303-time World of Outlaws winner had his shot on separate occasions but opted to keep it clean and earn it the right way. He officially scored his third runner-up result of the season, giving him eight podiums this year.

"These guys have found a lot of things to get us better lately," Schatz noted. "The folks at Ford have worked extra hard to keep this thing on the edge of my foot to control it better. Racing for the win again feels good, but we'd like to be up there in Victory Lane. I had to go where Kyle wasn't and my car was actually decent everywhere, but he countered me quite well. I never felt like I was fading or anything, so that's a good feeling. It's great to start a big week off like this.

Slipping back to finish third as Larson and Schatz drove away was three-time World of Outlaws champion and current points leader, Brad Sweet. It was bittersweet for the Grass Valley, CA native as he led laps and extended his championship advantage, but he also extended his streak to 25 consecutive races without a win.

"We had such a great recovery in the Heat and felt good in the Dash, but I knew I was better when the track had more grip," Sweet spoke on his rollercoaster night. "I was in more trouble as the race went on and couldn't make as much speed through the corners. Donny got rolling by me and it was honestly fun to watch them battle. I'll take a podium, but these NAPA Auto Parts guys deserve a win and hopefully we can deliver that at Eldora."

Closing out the top-five on Tuesday night was Logan Schuchart in fourth-place aboard the Shark Racing #1S, and David Gravel, who slipped back from the pole position to finish fifth as the winless streak for the Big Game Motorsports #2 extended to 26 races.

Rounding out the top-10 at Attica was Kerry Madsen in a second Roth Motorsports #83JR, Zeb Wise in his full-time debut aboard the Rudeen Racing #26, All Star title leader Tyler Courtney in the Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC, James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83, and Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – Four straight shows at Eldora Speedway await the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Wednesday's Jokers Wild takes us to Thursday's $100,000/Win Historical Big One, and then Friday's The Knight Before leads into Saturday's $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$15,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [1][$2,500]; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [3][$2,300]; 7. 26-Zeb Wise [6][$2,200]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [14][$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [8][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,000]; 11. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$1,400]; 13. 97-Greg Wilson [11][$1,200]; 14. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$1,100]; 15. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [16][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$1,000]; 17. 3J-Trey Jacobs [18][$1,000]; 18. 4-Cap Henry [20][$1,000]; 19. 9-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,000]; 20. 55W-Hunter Schuerenberg [15][$1,000]; 21. 49X-Tanner Thorson [24][$1,000]; 22. 18X-Cole Macedo [23][$1,000]; 23. 5-Spencer Bayston [22][$1,000]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [17][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-12, Kyle Larson 13-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 36/77 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (4,932); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-56); 3. Carson Macedo (-64); 4. David Gravel (-64); 5. Logan Schuchart (-94); 6. Donny Schatz (-156); 7. James McFadden (-250); 8. Spencer Bayston (-264);  9. Jacob Allen (-392); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-526).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Five Mega Nights at Attica, Eldora Bring World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to Ohio This Week

Brad Doty Classic, Historical Big One, Kings Royal Highlight Historic Stretch

ROSSBURG, OH - July 11, 2022 - One of the most anticipated weeks in all of Sprint Car Racing has finally arrived.

An action-packed span with five races in five nights is bringing fans from all across the country, and the world, to the state of Ohio this week to come see why the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is truly The Greatest Show on Dirt.

More than 60+ of the best Sprint Car drivers will head for The Buckeye State with unlimited prestige and loads of cash on the line. It starts with Attica Raceway Park's Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday and carries into the fabled Kings Royal week at Eldora Speedway, which includes the return of the Historical Big One.

Tues - Brad Doty Classic ($15K at Attica)
Wed - Jokers Wild ($10K at Eldora)
Thur - Historical Big One ($100K at Eldora)
Fri - The Knight Before ($10K at Eldora)
Sat - 39th Kings Royal ($175K at Eldora)

There's a lot to look forward to this week. Here's a preview of what to watch for on DIRTVision.com:

ATTICA ACES: Kicking the week off on Tuesday night, the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park has become a marquee midweek tradition with the World of Outlaws. The event drew 48 cars last year and now pays a boosted $15,000-to-win with the World of Outlaws full-timers facing the All Star travelers, PA Posse invaders, and Attica locals in one intense night.

The event has produced five different winners over the last five years with 2022 Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Bayston most recently topping last year's race for his first-career World of Outlaws win. Kyle Larson scored the 2020 victory as part of his outstanding 46-win campaign and topped May's World of Outlaws show at Attica this year in the Paul Silva #57. Brock Zearfoss, who won earlier this month at Cedar Lake (WI), scored the 2019 title under the All Star sanction. Donny Schatz, the only four-time winner in 33 years of the Brad Doty Classic, earned his most recent win in 2018. Before that, David Gravel conquered the 2017 running for his first of two Attica victories.

The Attica, OH 1/3-mile has hosted five local, unsanctioned 410 races this year with five different winners as well - Cole Macedo, Trey Jacobs, Caleb Griffith, TJ Michael, and Tanner Thorson. Those five, plus the likes of DJ Foos, Travis Philo, Stuart Brubaker, Zach Ames, Byron Reed, and Craig Mintz will be worth watching defend their turf. A trio of All Star races has also been contested at the track in 2022 with wins going to Tyler Courtney, Zeb Wise, and Danny Dietrich.

DEFENDING THE THRONE: Not one, but two monarchs will be dealt the trying task of defending the throne on Saturday night at the 39th Kings Royal. King Tyler XXXVIII is the official reigning ruler of Eldora's hollowed halls, but in a time plagued by COVID-19, there are technicalities to be served. Last year's historical doubleheader allowed King Kyle XXXVII the chance to enjoy his own crowning moment only hours later, resulting in a divided kingdom.

Don't be fooled, though, defending the throne is no easy task within an empire built by the late, great Earl Baltes and maintained by His Majesty, Tony Stewart. It's so difficult that King Steve (Kinser), King Sammy (Swindell), King Jac (Haudenschild), or King Joey (Saldana) couldn't pull off such a feat. Through 38 previous competitions, King Donny (Schatz) is the only man of honor to successfully defend the throne, doing so for three consecutive runs from 2016-18.

Tyler Courtney and Clauson-Marshall Racing will officially be the reigning kings when the NOS Energy Drink #7BC hauls into the infield of Eldora, a 1/2-mile venue that "Sunshine" only knows how to shine at. He's won at the Rossburg, OH facility in every type of open-wheel car, and last year's $175,000 victory came in his Kings Royals debut. The Indianapolis, IN native has already topped six Sprint Car Features in 2022, including four All Star Circuit of Champions races and two at Skagit (WA).

Kyle Larson and Paul Silva hope to continue their stranglehold on Sprint Car Racing's greatest events, entering as winners of the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals last year. The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion has made 10 attempts with the World of Outlaws in 2022, winning twice at Merced (CA) and Attica (OH) to go along with four runner-up results and a stellar average finish of 4.9. He recently topped an All Star show at Lernerville and scored a win at Eldora earlier this year, but that was in a Late Model.

RECLAIMING THE CROWN: Included among the 60+ entrants ready to stop Courtney and Larson is a group of several former Kings Royal champions eager to return atop the throne. Headlining that list is 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and three-time champion World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet.

King Donny XXXV has conquered the kingdom on five occasions, second only to seven scores by the original King Steve. The Fargo, ND native has mastered The Big E for 18 total victories throughout his prolific career and could reach a monumental milestone with his 1,000th World of Outlaws top-five finish this week. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 hasn't won since the season opener at Volusia (FL) but has stepped it up lately by leading in two of the last three races. His five previous crowns - including his most recent in 2018 - were all at the tune of $50,000, meaning a $175,000 payday would be the largest payday of his career this week.

King Brad XXXVI left Eldora last July with more heartbreak than all, leading him back to the track this week with redemption and cash on his mind. The Big Cat held the lead briefly in each of the two Kings Royals in 2021, but suffered a flat tire in the day show and spun from contact in the night show to hamper his chances at a third crown. The Grass Valley, CA native topped a $50,000 race in 2013 and upped his cut to $175,000 in 2019, and now owns the best average finish (6.82) among those with 10 Kings Royal starts. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 still controls the championship lead, but hasn't won since March 30 at Vado (NM) and could desperately use the momentum from another Crown Jewel title this week.

King Kerry XXXI is another former champion confirmed to race this week at Eldora. Madsen, who won the 2014 running in dominant fashion, will be aboard a second Roth Motorsports #83JR entry. Several other former kings including Sammy Swindell ('92, '99, 12), Daryn Pittman ('08), Joey Saldana ('02, 06), and Dave Blaney ('93, '95) are unconfirmed, but could likely participate in pursuing another crown.

ROYAL BREAKTHROUGH: Beyond the throne is a legion of full-time World of Outlaws stars on the cusp of breaking through for that elusive Kings Royal title this week.

Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH has finished fourth, fifth, and second in the last three Kings Royal, coming up only one lap shy of challenging Kyle Larson for last year's title. The NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 is the winningest team on tour this year with eight wins to their credit, including a $100,000 score last month at Huset's. The Wild Child's Child earned his first Eldora win last May and now looks to make Jac Haudenschild and himself the first father and son duo to top the event.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA left Eldora a bit annoyed last July after sweeping the $12,000-to-win prelims, but falling short in the $175,000-to-win programs with results of third and sixth. The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 team is eager to avenge those losses this week and enters with momentum from their seventh World of Outlaws win of the season on Saturday at Cedar Lake (WI).

David Gravel of Watertown, CT has conquered the Knoxville Nationals and National Open, but the Kings Royal still remains missing from his resume in pursuit of winning each leg of the triple crown. Gravel has topped a pair of World of Outlaws races at Eldora and the $52,000 Governors Reign in 2020, yet his best result come crowning time is a third-place from back in 2014. It's now been 25 races since his last trip to Victory Lane at Perris (CA) in March, but don't dare to leave the Big Game Motorsports #2 out of contention this week.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA has established himself as an Eldora favorite in recent years, proving the Shark Racing #1S is one of the fastest cars at the Ohio oval. He's a three-time winner at the 1/2-mile, including the most recent World of Outlaws appearance at the track last September. After a heartbreaking runner-up finish in 2019 to Brad Sweet and a pair of hindered performances last year, Schuchart will be eager to finally claim the crown come Saturday.

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT is chasing not only an elusive Eldora victory, but also his first World of Outlaws win of the season this week in the Roth Motorsports #83. The Australian has scored three runner-up results in the past three weeks and returns to the track for the first time since a career-best second last September. Aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #9, McFadden experienced the front of the Kings Royal for the first time last year when he led laps and battled for the crown before ultimately fading to finish eighth.

ALL STAR CAST: Along with King Tyler, the All Star Circuit of Champions are well represented as the Series takes an off-weekend and sends their teams to compete at Attica and Eldora.

Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, MO is enjoying a breakout year with four victories in the Tony Vermeer #55 ahead of what could be his third Kings Royal A-Main appearance this week. Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, IN is a two-time winner with the Series in 2022 aboard the Sam McGhee #11, and going for his second Kings Royal start this week in a car that has proven potent at Eldora.

Bill Balog of North Pole, AK and Justin Peck of Monrovia, IN both experienced career-best outings at the Kings Royal last year and hope to back that up this week. Balog scored a fourth-place finish in his #17B, while Peck put the Buch #13 on the pole position and upped his mark to 11th-place at the 1/2-mile.

Zeb Wise of Angola, IN will transition from the Wise-Priddy #10 family car to his new seat in the Rudeen Racing #26 beginning on Tuesday and carrying into Eldora, where he'll vie for his first Kings Royal A-Main start. Another trio of All Star competitors in Cap Henry of Bellevue, OH, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ, and Chris Windom of Canton, IL will also be after their first start in the event this week.

POSSE PORCH VIEW: Head east from Eldora's northwestern Ohio location for about seven hours and you'll run into Central Pennsylvania, the home porch of the PA Posse. Per usual, several of the top dogs in Pennsylvania will cross the state line and chase the crown and the cash in Ohio this week.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA is the hottest driver in all of Sprint Car racing right now, and one of the favorites to become king this week. Aboard the Murray-Marks #19, Marks has earned 13 consecutive podium finishes and seven victories in his last 15 starts across Iowa, Ohio & Pennsylvania. He's already won three races with the World of Outlaws in 2022 at Devil's Bowl (TX), Williams Grove (PA), and Knoxville (IA). Marks is a three-time winner at Eldora and looks to top his Kings Royal career-best of third from 2019 this week.

Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA appeared in his first two Kings Royal A-Mains last year, and did so successfully with runs of 10th and second aboard the Gary Kauffman Racing #48. "Double D" will be going for his 10th win of the 2022 season across five nights of racing this week at Attica and Eldora.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, PA and Logan Wagner of Harrisonville, PA are two of the fiercest 1/2-mile aces in the state of Pennsylvania, but neither have qualified for the Kings Royal A-Main yet. They'll try to change that this week.

THE ELDORA INVERT: The format at Eldora this week is unlike anything else Sprint Car drivers encounter all year long. Wednesday’s Jokers Wild and Friday’s The Knight Before will run as standard World of Outlaws programs, however, Thursday’s return of the Historical Big One and Saturday’s 39th Kings Royal are a whole different show.

Qualifying is still a mainstay, but everyone goes under one group. More importantly, a Heat Race inversion will flip the field and create some intense battles through a set of six Heat Races. The invert of Thursday's Historical Big One is decided via the "Wheel of Misfortune" with several different options, while Saturday's Kings Royal is locked-in at a four-car invert for Heat Races.

Only the top-three finishers in each Heat Race transfer to the A-Main with positions 1-18 lining up by Eldora's unique snake seeding system, including the winner of Heat Six taking the pole. The fastest two qualifiers that don't transfer are guaranteed starting spots 19-20 with the Last Chance Showdown throwing four more names into the ring for the 40-lap Feature.

KID FROM APPLE CREEK: Tuesday's Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park is all about honoring a living legend in the Sprint Car community. To this day, fans still wonder how high and how far Brad Doty could have climbed in the World of Outlaws had it not been for a devastating back injury that removed him from the seat at the 1988 Kings Royal.

The Apple Creek, OH native took 73 checkered flags throughout his shortened career, 18 of them under the World of Outlaws sanction. He finished as high as second in the championship standings in 1987 and still remains 32nd on the All-Time Win List today. From being a television color commentator, magazine columnist, and event co-promoter, Doty is still as active and as passionate about the sport as ever. On Tuesday, we salute him.

IT'S NOT TV; IT'S HBO: After a 19-year absence, the Historical Big One finally returns in 2022 on Thursday night as part of Kings Royal week. The event, created by Earl Baltes in 1993, was the original $100,000-to-win Sprint Car race and offered 11 showings through the most recent running in 2003. Former winners of "The HBO" include Jac Haudenschild ('93), Kenny Jacobs ('94), Steve Kinser ('95, '00), Mark Kinser ('96), Dave Blaney ('97), Dale Blaney ('98), Kevin Gobrecht ('99), P.J. Chesson ('01), Donny Schatz ('02), and Daryn Pittman ('03).

Keeping the traditional $100,000 winners share, the revitalized Historical Big One bumps the purse throughout the field with a $4,000-to-start payday available to the 24-car Feature field. The much-anticipated return not only offers big money and crucial laps ahead of the Kings Royal, but it makes 2022 the first year in history with four six-figure paydays in Sprint Car racing.

THE MONTH OF MONEY: For the first time in history, Sprint Car competitors are competing for a record offering of four six-figure paydays in 2022, and three of those come within the next month. Sheldon Haudenschild already scored the initial $100,000 check last month with an unforgettable last-lap pass at the inaugural High Bank Nationals at Huset's (SD).

This week's Historical Big One ($100,000) and Kings Royal ($175,000) join August's Knoxville Nationals ($150,000+) on that fabled list. All told, seven of the 13 races over this span offer elevated purses with Attica's $15,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic (7/12), Port Royal's $20,000-to-win Summer Showdown (7/20), Williams Grove's $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals (7/23), and I-55's $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 also included.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, July 12 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH
Wednesday-Saturday, July 13-16 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (34/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (4,788 PTS); 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-42 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-48 PTS); 4. 2-David Gravel (-60 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-92 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-158 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-224 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-238 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-366 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-508 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
3 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
3 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
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 – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11

FEATURE LAPS LED (25 Drivers):
184 laps – Carson Macedo
144 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
108 laps – Brad Sweet
78 laps – Jacob Allen
73 laps – David Gravel
66 laps – Spencer Bayston
61 laps – Kyle Larson, Giovanni Scelzi
54 laps – Brent Marks
46 laps – Donny Schatz
41 laps – Logan Schuchart
38 laps – Brian Brown
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – James McFadden
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel

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

HEAT RACE WINNERS (40 Drivers):
13 Heat Wins – David Gravel
12 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
10 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
9 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
8 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
7 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
6 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, James McFadden
5 Heat Wins – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne
2 Heat Wins – Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Brent Marks, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Hunter Schuerenberg, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Marcus Dumensy

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (38 Drivers):
21 Dashes – David Gravel
19 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
17 Dashes – Logan Schuchart
16 Dashes – Jacob Allen
14 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Dashes – Donny Schatz
10 Dashes – James McFadden
9 Dashes – Rico Abreu
8 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
7 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
5 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
4 Dashes – Kasey Kahne, Brent Marks
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown
2 Dashes – 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, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (22 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (22 Drivers):
6 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Donny Schatz, James McFadden, Noah Gass
1 Hard Charger – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Alan Krimes, Devon Borden, Anthony Macri, Greg Wilson, Travis Philo, Kyle Larson, Russell Borland, Aaron Reutzel, Scotty Thiel

PODIUM FINISHES (25 Drivers):
12 Podiums – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo
8 Podiums – David Gravel
7 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – James McFadden
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Brent Marks, Brian Brown
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno

TOP 10 FINISHES (43 Drivers):
30 Top 10s – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
28 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
27 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart
25 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
22 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
20 Top 10s – James McFadden
19 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
18 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
12 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
10 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
8 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
6 Top 10s – Brent Marks
5 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
4 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Brian Brown
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel
2 Top 10s – Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno

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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)
33. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Jacob Allen (3)
34. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brock Zearfoss (1)
35. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Carson Macedo (7)

 

 

ZERO TO HERO: Carson Macedo Rebounds with Dominating Wilmot Win in Jason Johnson Racing #41

Macedo Bounces Back from Cedar Lake Flip with Seventh Win of Season

WILMOT, WI - July 10, 2022 - Jason Johnson Racing's latest act is proof that you can't keep a good team down.

Last week, the Albaugh #41 suffered their first DNF of the 2022 season when Carson Macedo went flipping wildly down the backstretch at Cedar Lake Speedway. It was a moment of frustration as they tumbled down the point standings at a crucial time of the season.

This week, on the other side of Wisconsin, Macedo and the JJR #41 were untouchable. The car was perfect, and the driving was impeccable. The Lemoore, CA native led the 38 final laps of the Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway and rode off into the sunset with an impressive margin of victory at 3.706-seconds.

A seventh win of the season not only bumps the 26-year-old up to 27th on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series All-Time Win List, but it also brings him much closer to Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild in what is shaping up to be a historic title fight.

"Philip Dietz, Clyde Knipp, and Nate Repetz gave me probably my best car of the year tonight," Macedo mentioned. "I felt like I could handle lap traffic anywhere from the top to the bottom, and never miss a beat. I hope we can keep clicking off these wins. I'm really confident right now, and this is a good time to feel good with all the money on the line this month."

Stealing command of the lead on Lap 3, Macedo mastered the third and final restart of the race with a turn three slider on Donny Schatz. Along with a fiery James McFadden, the 10-time champion kept the young buck on his toes throughout the opening half of the 40-lapper, but Macedo turned up the wick and left 'em all in his dust by the time the cross flags flew.

"I tried to pace myself and run a smart race this time," Macedo added. "I've been leading here at the white flag before and spun out. That was embarrassing. I was trying my best to make no mistakes. I thought I saw a blue nose wing [McFadden] at the end, but caught my breath when I realized how big the lead was."

Although Saturday's show was the 10th appearance at Wilmot (WI) by The Greatest Show on Dirt, it was the first labeled as the Larry Hillerud Memorial. The Wisconsin staple was a vital member of SLS Promotions, the team behind the Badger 40, and sadly lost his life last month.

"Larry was incredible man," Macedo noted with the Hillerud family in attendance. "He had these tracks on point every time we rolled into town, and man he loved the sport so much. I hate that he's not here. It's sad to realize that, but it's also an honor to win this race in his honor."

For the third time in three weeks, James McFadden was a runner-up finisher with the World of Outlaws. The reigning Rookie of the Year experienced a rollercoaster of emotions through only the first lap on Saturday. He started outside pole, was penalized for jumping the initial start, then rocketed from fourth-to-first in one corner to take the lead, only for the red flag to negate his one shining moment.

Ultimately, the Roth Motorsports #83 ended up P2 in pursuit of that elusive 99th career win for car owners Dennis & Teresa Roth. The Alice Springs, NT, AUS native will take his bid for a first World of Outlaws win this season to Ohio this week with five huge nights looming.

"We've got speed, but we've got to get this thing in Victory Lane," McFadden said. "I was behind the eight-ball from the start of that one. You just can't let guys like these get ahead of you, it makes your job too hard. We're close and this is where we need to be. We've got some really big races coming up and hopefully we can get that win."

After controlling the opening two laps, former Wilmot winner Donny Schatz rounded out the podium in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15. The 10-time Series champion now turns his attention to the "Month of Money," a fabled 30-day span with three six-figure paydays available for Sprint Car racers.

"We've got some work to do," Schatz admitted. "We had a chance and led some laps in the beginning, but then those guys just flat-out drove away from us. We were too free near the end, and we haven't been battling that much. We've got a big stretch coming up, and now is the time to figure it out."

A pair of championship counterparts closed out the top-five on Saturday with Brad Sweet finishing fourth in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 and David Gravel grabbing fifth in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Finishing out the top-10 at Wilmot was Ohio's Sheldon Haudenschild, Wisconsin's Scotty Thiel, Washington's Kasey Kahne, and Pennsylvania natives Brock Zearfoss and Jacob Allen.
NOS NOTEBOOK (WILMOT RACEWAY, 7/9/22)

Carson Macedo's 24th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him into a tie with fellow left-coaster Ron Shuman (Tempe, AZ) for 27th on the All-Time Win List. It's his 18th win aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, bringing him within one of tying David Gravel (19) for most World of Outlaws win with the team.

Brad Sweet started the night with his fourth consecutive QuickTime Award at Wilmot, circling the 1/3-mile track in 12.580 seconds. He's now topped My Place Hotels Qualifying on 64 occasions throughout his World of Outlaws career.

Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races was Brad Sweet (207th career), James McFadden (26th career), Kasey Kahne (17th career), and Carson Macedo (72nd career). Earning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win was Scotty Thiel of nearby Sheboygan, WI for the first time in his career.

Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gass of Mounds, OK returned to racing after a violent crash at Huset's sidelined him for a week. The 18-year-old quickly got back to business, driving from 21st-to-12th and claiming his second KSE Hard Charger Award.

UP NEXT (Tues-Sat) – The busiest stretch of the season awaits the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with five races over five nights this coming Tuesday-Saturday in Ohio. It starts with the $15,000/Win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, and then leads into four straight shows at Eldora Speedway. Wednesday's Jokers Wild takes us to Thursday's $100,000/Win Historical Big One, and then Friday's The Knight Before leads into Saturday's $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$10,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [2][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$2,300]; 7. 73-Scotty Thiel [1][$2,200]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [7][$2,100]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,600]; 12. 20G-Noah Gass [21][$1,400]; 13. 3N-Jake Neuman [18][$1,200]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$1,100]; 15. 6-Bill Rose [16][$1,050]; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [24][$1,000]; 17. 23-Russel Borland [20][$1,000]; 18. 10V-Matt Vandervere [22][$1,000]; 19. 25-Danny Schlafer [19][$1,000]; 20. 68-Dave Uttech [17][$1,000]; 21. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Robbie Price [8][$1,000]; 23. 79-Blake Nimee [11][$1,000]; 24. 4B-Scott Biertzer [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-2, Carson Macedo 3-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (After 35/77 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (4,788); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-42); 3. Carson Macedo (-48); 4. David Gravel (-60); 5. Logan Schuchart (-92); 6. Donny Schatz (-158); 7. Spencer Bayston (-224); 8. James McFadden (-238); 9. Jacob Allen (-366); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-508).

 

 

FINDING THE WAY: Zearfoss pushes through self-doubts for latest win Brock Zearfoss returned to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws after a five-year gap

By Nick Graziano

WEST BURLINGTON, IA (July 7, 2022) – In times of doubt, Brock Zearfoss told himself he needed to pull off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour. The hardships of failure along the 80-plus race tour across the country were taking a toll. But when he laid down at night and his mind eased, his heart then did the talking and convinced him he was where he wanted to be.

So, every day, he woke up and worked harder than the last. And on July 2 at Cedar Lake Speedway his commitment finally paid off.

Fighting to hold in emotions melting his doubts into joyful tears, Zearfoss stood in Victory Lane for the first time as a full-time World of Outlaws driver – his second Series win overall and first in five years.

“Five years is a long time,” said Zearfoss, of Jonestown, PA. “The first one was special just because it was our first win but this one is special too. Just a little different feeling, being a full-time Series competitor instead of racing at your home track and beating them. It’s a little different. Both are very special.”

His first Series victory came at Williams Grove Speedway, in 2017, when he was still a PA Posse member, running weekly at tracks in Pennsylvania. After years of success in his home state, including a track championship at Port Royal Speedway, Zearfoss went full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2021.

The move came with its challenges, not earning a top-five finish until the final race in 2021 and missing races due to a concussion. His struggle to find consistency continued into this season but no matter how steep the frustrations built up, he took them each in stride and used them as a learning experience for the next race, slowly building momentum.

“Obviously, when you drive up and down the road and get your ass kicked every night, you know, it just really beats you up,” Zearfoss said. “We had success at home and then we left to go on the road and then start getting our butts kicked. It’s definitely an eye opener. Just have to be humble about everything. Take the licks on the chin and understand that it doesn’t happen overnight when you’re on the tour.

“You have to put your time in and pay your dues on the road. It’s so cutthroat and everybody is so equal that just that little bit of extra experience carries them farther than you would. You just take every night as a lesson and keep it in the bank for the next time you go up there.”

While there are drivers on the tour he can lean on for questions about life as a full-time Outlaw, Zearfoss knows he may not always get the full answer. They’re all trying to make a living being full-time race car drivers and in the end it all comes down to winning.

“If you win, it all becomes easier,” Zearfoss said. “Finding how to do that, you have to find out on your own really. It’s not easy. But, racing with the best drivers in the world in Sprint Cars is going to make you a better driver overall. If you want to be the best, you have to go up against the best.

“You might be able to win some races at home at the local level, but it is not anything like racing with the World of Outlaws. The tempo and pace are so much more than it would be on the local level. Just how everybody races. You become such a smarter driver racing with the World of Outlaws. That’s what makes them so good. They’re so smart with making decisions. They’re good at keeping pace up with their cars even when they shouldn’t be. So, it just teaches you how to do that and makes you better in the long run.”

That experience and his no-quit attitude led to Zearfoss besting three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet on a restart at Cedar Lake – a track Sweet won five of the last six races at – and then holding off he and David Gravel for the Independence Day Spectacular win in his family-owned Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill #3Z car.

“I knew if I could stay on the bottom on that restart I would have a chance to beat him to the corner and we did,” Zearfoss said. “It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t a ‘gimme’ there by any means. We still had to stay in front of everybody. I wasn’t sure what to expect on the restart, but I knew if I could nail it that we would definitely have a chance.”

Zearfoss and his team, consisting of Shane Bowers (crew chief), Matt Frisbie (car chief) and Mike Danner (tire specialist), have fought week-in and week-out to keep their morale up every race. This week, it’ll be a little easier for the next stops at 34 Raceway (Friday, July 8) and Wilmot Raceway (Saturday, July 9).

“We’re heading on the right path, the right direction,” Zearfoss said. “If we continue with what we’re doing, with getting the win, it’s a huge morale booster for everybody. Everyone is more confident in each other. It’s just going to help everything and mesh together more than what it’s been doing now. Kind of keep the flow going with how we’ve been and hopefully continue the success.”

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: Ironman 55 weekend set for Aug. 5-6
World of Outlaws and Xtreme Outlaw Midgets paired for Ironman 55 weekend

PEVELY, MO (July 5, 2022) – The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Aug. 5-6, to again determine who is the Ironman of the 1/3-mile track.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota – making their debut at the track – for two nights of “fighter jets in a gymnasium” action.

Along with the iconic dumbbell trophy, one Sprint Car driver could walk away with $28,000 for the weekend if they’re able to sweep Friday’s Night Before the Ironman and Saturday’s 55-lap Ironman – like Sheldon Haudenschild was able to last year. And for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, there will be $9,000 in total on the line between the two days.

Tickets: CLICK HERE

WORLD OF OUTLAWS IRONMAN 55 – Friday & Saturday, Aug. 5-6
Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
To Win: $8,000 (on Friday) / $20,000 (on Saturday)
Location: Pevely, MO
Track Record: 9.995 sec. set by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20
2021 Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild

Notables: Already having a career season in his Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing #17 car, matching his season-high win count before July, Sheldon Haudenschild may have everyone thinking they’re competing for second. The Wooster, OH driver swept the Ironman 55 weekend last year and has four wins in total at the Missouri track in the last three years.

However, on par with those stats is three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver also has four wins at I-55 in the last three years but has yet to win the Ironman.

Carson Macedo has a leg up on everyone, having already picked up a win at I-55 in April – his first at the track. Other key competitors to keep an eye on will be championship contenders Logan Schuchart (2018 Ironman winner), David Gravel (one-time I-55 winner) and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz (two-time I-55 winner), along with the likes of Rico Abreu (2016 Ironman winner) and Kyle Larson (2020 Ironman winner).

XTREME OUTLAW MIDGETS @ I-55 – Friday & Saturday, Aug. 5-6
To Win: $4,000 (on Friday) / $5,000 (on Saturday)

Notables: The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota has held three races so far in its debut season with three different winners. Gavan Boschele won the inaugural event at Millbridge Speedway. Then, there were two first-time national midget winners and the first back-to-back female winners in a national dirt racing event. Taylor Reimer was deemed winner of the second Millbridge race and then Jade Avedisian won at Jacksonville Speedway.

Last year at I-55, Brent Crews swept the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League events during the Ironman 55. He’s ran two events with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, so far, earning a best finish of fifth at Millbridge. Chase McDermand is the latest Midget driver to have won at I-55, picking up the victory with POWRi in April.

Proving to be a breeding ground for young rising talent, Spencer Bayston – now the leading Rookie of the Year candidate with the World of Outlaws – won the Midget race during the Ironman weekend in 2020.

The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets will host the Ironman weekend in conjunction with POWRi, bringing out the best Midget drivers for both nights.

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.

 

LONG TIME COMING: Brock Zearfoss Jets Back to World of Outlaws Victory Lane at Cedar Lake

Sophomore Star Beats Champion Brad Sweet for First Win Since 2017

NEW RICHMOND, WI - July 2, 2022 - It was five years ago this month when Brock Zearfoss scored one for the PA Posse at the 2017 Summer Nationals, recording his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win at one of his home tracks, Williams Grove Speedway.

Since then, 1,807 days had passed and 169 races had come and gone with zero wins against The Greatest Show on Dirt. On Saturday night, that streak was finally snapped. The Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z made a triumphant visit to Victory Lane at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway, beating reigning champ Brad Sweet and earning one of the sweetest wins of his career.

It's no secret that the process has been grueling for the Jonestown, PA native since joining the Series full-time in 2021. There were nights when Zearfoss wanted to throw in the towel and head back home, but when you love it this much, he knew deep down that was never an option.

Ask any established superstar on the World of Outlaws trail - Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, etc. - winning vs. the greatest Sprint Car drivers on the planet isn't some overnight transition. They've all gone through those character-building moments of getting kicked in the dirt and losing night-in and night-out before the wins come consistently. But they all stuck with it and it paid off, a sensational joy that Zearfoss experienced himself on Saturday night.

Don't be mistaken, either, this was no right time, right place, fluke-ish victory by The Jonestown Jet. The 31-year-old sophomore runner went wheel-to-wheel with Brad Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 on a racey 3/8-mile surface, and straight up outran the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion.

"I'm speechless," an emotional Zearfoss said in Victory Lane. "Nobody really knows how hard this team has worked. They've never given up on me, even on the nights that I think they should've. It's not easy out here at all. I've been in this sport a long time, but racing at all these new tracks with this Series is so damn challenging. You get your butt kicked every single night against the Outlaws. This shows how far our team has come. We've been getting a lot better, and I hope this is only the start.

"I've told myself plenty of times that I should be coming off the road and that I can't do this anymore, but deep in my heart I know this is where I need to be. We've all worked so hard to get to this level, we belong here and I want to prove that. It's been a long time coming for sure. This is amazing."

Offering three different leaders for the sixth consecutive race, the fourth-starting Zearfoss never assumed command until after halfway when a chaotic caution stripped second-running Giovanni Scelzi, third-running David Gravel, and fourth-running Logan Schuchart of position all at once.

The Lap 19 restart proved to be the ultimate game changer as Zearfoss fired off next to Sweet and executed a pitch-perfect run into turn one to steal the lead away. Sweet gave it all he had over the final 16 laps and found his way to Zearfoss' rear bumper on several occasions, but a timely caution halted his shot at the #3Z each time.

"I knew I needed to nail that restart," Zearfoss said on battling Sweet. "I knew my car was great in clean air, but I figured Brad would be the man to beat if I had to get too deep into lap traffic. I just needed to be consistent, but let me tell you that's not east with the #49 breathing down your neck."

Stretching out a 3.182-second margin of victory at the line, Zearfoss rode off into the sunset as a last-lap blunder by Sweet allowed David Gravel to complete a miraculous effort in his Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT native went to the work area with a flat right rear tire on Lap 19, then drove from 16th-to-sixth in a quick six laps, and finished his charge with a stellar late-race rally to run it up to P2.

"I just can't win a race here lately," Gravel noted after his seventh runner-up result at Cedar Lake. "We didn't give up, though, and I knew it would be a fight when my guys got the new tire on and sent me back out. We've been struggling a bit in the A-Main, but that changed tonight. I have to say congratulations to Brock. It can be depressing out here getting your butt kicked every night, but moments like that for him are why you work so hard."

Current championship leader Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA continued his otherworldly career at Cedar Lake with an 11th podium finish in his last 12 starts at the track. As disaster struck other title contenders, The Big Cat enjoyed a big night in the points and pulled away to +38 margin through 34/77 events.

"I made a huge mistake choosing the top on that restart," Sweet said afterward. "It's funny because I complained last night when Donny [Schatz] was in the same situation, and I did it the same way tonight. Once I lost the lead we just never got back to lap traffic and I needed that. We'll turn our focus to these big money races coming up next."

The Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart (fourth) and Jacob Allen (fifth) rounded out the top-five at Cedar Lake Speedway, the only track where both the #1A and #1S have scored World of Outlaws wins.

Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan, WI drove forward from 13th-to-sixth in his family-owned #73, setting a new career-best finish against The Greatest Show on Dirt. Donny Schatz brought the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 home in seventh, while Spencer Bayston advanced from 14th-to-eighth in his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports #5.

Sheldon Haudenschild survived a late-race rush to the work area with a ninth-place effort in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. Closing out the top-10 and claiming KSE Hard Charger honors was Kraig Kinser with a 20th-to-1oth bid in his #11K machine. NOS NOTEBOOK (CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY, 7/2/22)

Brock Zearfoss' second-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory makes him the 97th driver with multiple wins in Series history. He most notably joins active drivers Greg Wilson, Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, and Parker Price-Miller in a tie for 81st on the All-Time Win List.

A win for Zearfoss brings the count to 14 different winners through 34 World of Outlaws Features this season. The exciting battles continued as Saturday made it six-straight races with a trio of different leaders at the front of the field.

Some sort of trouble hampered second, third, fourth, and fifth in the championship points as Sweet enjoyed a peaceful night battling for the win and extending his lead. Carson Macedo flipped down the backstretch and failed to finish the race in 22nd, while Haudenschild, Gravel & Schuchart all visited the work area but rallied for top-10 efforts.

Brad Sweet (11.707) opened the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying, earning his second QuickTime of the year and the 62nd of his World of Outlaws career. Scoring NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins was David Gravel (195th career), Donny Schatz (498th career), and Brock Zearfoss (10th career).

Giovanni Scelzi won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and led the opening six laps of the Feature, but cut a tire and went into the fence while running second on Lap 19 of the 35-lapper.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The Greatest Show on Dirt now heads to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on Friday, July 8 and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 9. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [5][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,500]; 6. 73-Scotty Thiel [13][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [14][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Robbie Price [10][$1,600]; 12. 83-James McFadden [8][$1,400]; 13. 34DD-Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,200]; 14. 24T-Christopher Thram [12][$1,100]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [21][$1,050]; 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson [22][$1,000]; 17. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [19][$1,000]; 18. 6-Bill Rose [23][$1,000]; 19. 84-Scott Bogucki [18][$1,000]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$1,000]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [7][$1,000]; 22. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$1,000]; 23. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$1,000]; 24. 199-Ryan Bowers [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Giovanni Scelzi 1-6, Brad Sweet 7-19, Brock Zearfoss 20-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (After 34/77 Races) - 1. Brad Sweet (4,646); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-38); 3. Carson Macedo (-56); 4. David Gravel (-58); 5. Logan Schuchart (-72); 6. Donny Schatz (-160); 7. Spencer Bayston (-190); 8. James McFadden (-242); 9. Jacob Allen (-354); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-498).

 

 

SHARKS ON THE LAKE: Methodical Jacob Allen Aces the Bottom at Cedar Lake

Brad Sweet Misses Sixth-Straight Cedar Lake Win by 0.200-Seconds

NEW RICHMOND, WI - A pair of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions could do nothing to stop the new and improved Jacob Allen on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Brad Sweet wanted it for the record books and Donny Schatz wanted it for the heart, but Jacob Allen wanted to prove his legendary father Bobby Allen wrong. Jacob's victory, earned with a meticulous effort around the low side of the New Richmond, WI 3/8-mile, brings him to a popular three wins on the season.

"My dad took me on a bet that he thought I could maybe win three races this year, and it made me a bit mad," Allen joked. "I've got three now, and now I gotta get one more to prove him wrong. It definitely takes a toll on you being out here on the road this long and not winning for so long, but giving it everything you've got. Already winning three this year feels so amazing."

While Hanover, PA native fell as far back as fifth, all eyes were on the lead trio of Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, and Brad Sweet. Macedo led the opening two circuits, Schatz controlled Laps 3-21, and Sweet quickly rose from 10th-to-third as the three orchestrated a nose-to-tail charge through lap traffic.

It appeared to be between those three throughout the first half, but everything changed on Lap 19 restart when Allen lined up inside of row two and he rocketed to second in the Pells Tire Service #1A. With Schatz committed to the fence, Allen slow-rolled the bottom and took to the lead on Lap 22.

A Lap 31 restart offered Sweet one last chance at stealing the win away, but he fell short by 0.200-seconds at the line as Allen continued his career-year and stopped Sweet's streak.

"I can't tell you enough how good this feels," an ecstatic Allen noted. "My car has never been this balanced, and it just handled so well. This package we've put together for these type of race tracks has been incredible. We've been making the right decisions and I think I've been driving as good as ever."

After five-straight World of Outlaws wins at Cedar Lake, three-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet finally saw his historic streak come to an end. His second-place result extends his mark to a remarkable 10 consecutive top-two results (when finishing) at the track. He also extends his championship lead in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

"For whatever reason we just have a really good feel here at Cedar Lake, even when the car is off," Sweet said after a close second-place run. "I was licking my chops on that restart thinking Donny would choose the bottom, but he went high and that flustered me. I did a bad job on that restart. Had I been a little closer I might've been able to pull off a last-lap miracle, but Jacob did a great job and earned that one. We've been off for a bit, so getting back on the podium at my favorite track feels great."

Sheldon Haudenschild closed out the podium with a seventh-to-third run in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. The Wooster, OH native now has 12 podium finishes on the season, a Series-best with the World of Outlaws in 2022.

"I wanted to win that one just as bad," Haudencshild said following his $100,000 victory last week. "I had a really bad 8-10 and got ate up off the start and was forced to do some battling. We had a good car, but the driver lacked a bit at the beginning."

In an emotional bid to win one one for his late father, Danny Schatz, the 10-time champion Donny Schatz finished fourth aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15. He led Laps 3-21, but faded late in the running and barely missed a podium appearance. Carson Macedo, who paced the opening two laps, finished fifth aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Giovanni Scelzi in sixth, James McFadden in seventh, Scotty Thiel took eighth-from-19th to earn the KSE Hard Charger Award, David Gravel scored ninth, and Logan Schuchart ended up 10th. NOS NOTEBOOK (CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY, 7/1/22)

Jacob Allen has now claimed three of his four World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victories in the 2022 season alone. He's now tied for 69th on the All-Time Win List alongside Dub May, Jack Hewitt, Ian Madsen, James McFadden, and Spencer Bayston.

Brad Sweet's second-place finish ended his stellar streak of five-straight World of Outlaws wins at Cedar Lake, but continued his remarkable run of 10 consecutive top-two results at the track.

For the fifth consecutive race, a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature offered three different lead changes.

Carson Macedo extended his impressive performance in My Place Hotels Qualifying, clocking an 11.449 around Cedar Lake's 3/8-mile to record his seventh QuickTime Award of 2022 in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. He leads the QuickTime category by three over David Gravel (4) and Sheldon Haudenschild (3).

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Kraig Kinser (124th career), Donny Schatz (497th career), and Jacob Allen (42nd career). Schatz scored the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win, while Scotty Thiel took home the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues the Independence Day Spectacular on Saturday, July 2 at New Richmond, WI's Cedar Lake Speedway. After this weekend, The Greatest Show on Dirt heads to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on Friday, July 8 and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 9. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$2,600]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [2][$2,350]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$2,150]; 7. 83-James McFadden [5][$2,100]; 8. 73-Scotty Thiel [19][$1,950]; 9. 2-David Gravel [8][$1,900]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$1,850]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,400]; 12. 84-Scott Bogucki [16][$1,200]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [17][$1,000]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston [11][$950]; 15. 34DD-Brooke Tatnell [14][$900]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [20][$900]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [21][$900]; 18. 97-Alan Gilbertson [23][$900]; 19. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [9][$900]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [24][$900]; 21. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$900]; 22. 24T-Christopher Thram [15][$900]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$900]; 24. 22-Riley Goodno [18][$900]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-2, Donny Schatz 3-21 Jacob Allen 22-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 73-Scotty Thiel[+11]

NEW Championship Standings (After 33/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,502); 2. Carson Macedo (-18); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-26); 4. David Gravel (-60); 5. Logan Schuchart (-70); 6. Donny Schatz (-152); 7. Spencer Bayston (-180); 8. James McFadden (-224); 9. Jacob Allen (-350); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-504).

 

 

Taylor Reimer deemed Millbridge victor, joins Avedisian as first female National Midget winners

CONCORD, NC (July 1, 2022) – Taylor Reimer has become the first female to win a National Midget race after being deemed winner of the May 25 Millbridge Speedway event with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

The historic confirmation of her victory comes days after 15-year-old Jade Avedisian – in her Toyota-powered CBI midget – claimed her first National Midget victory at Jacksonville Speedway (June 26), becoming the first female to see the checkered flag in a National Midget race and making for back-to-back female victors in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series– a feat not seen in any other national dirt racing series.

Reimer, 22, from Tulsa, OK, initially finished second in the Millbridge event to Cannon McIntosh but has been awarded the victory after McIntosh’s recent disqualification – which includes loss of the win, all purse money and championship points.

"Ever since I was a little girl, I always set high standards for myself in everything I do and getting a Midget win was the next thing on my list," Reimer said. "It's pretty cool to say I'm the first female to win a Midget race, even though it's not how we expected. A win is a win. We'll take it, move on and get some more."

The win – in her Toyota-powered Keith Kunz Motorsports midget – comes in only her second full-time year competing on National Midget tours and in the debut season for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets – joining Avedisian and Gavan Boschele as the only other Xtreme Outlaw Midget winners. It’s a milestone victory that solidifies her name in not only the record books for dirt racing but all of motorsports as a first-time female winner in a national series, joining the likes of Erin Crocker Evernham, Danica Patrick, Hailie Deegan and more.

Reimer grew up racing go karts at 6 years old in Tulsa, OK. After picking up a track championship, she moved to Junior Sprints and earned more than 40 Feature wins and a track championship at Port City Raceway.

She then moved up to Restricted Winged Micros, securing several more wins at Port City and becoming the winningest female in the history of the raceway.

After a six-year break from racing to focus on her academics and cheerleading, Reimer returned to dirt racing with an opportunity to drive a dirt Midget. She won her Heat Race in her USAC debut and has collected more than 20 top-10 finishes in her two years of competing with Xtreme, POWRi and USAC.

You can history be made again when the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets make their debut at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 during the Ironman 55 weekend, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6, in conjunction with POWRi.

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.

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.

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: World of Outlaws to run first Weedsport doubleheader, July 30-31

WEEDSPORT, NY (July 1, 2022) – For the first time in the history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will run a doubleheader weekend at Weedsport Speedway, July 30-31.

The Empire State Challenge Weekend will see the best Sprint Car drivers in the world make their only trip of the year to New York and battle for glory around the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile track.

Joining them throughout the weekend will be the Northeast’s most popular drivers in the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds (Saturday night) and the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds (Sunday night).

EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE WEEKEND – Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31
Track: Weedsport Speedway
To Win: $10,000 (Saturday) / $10,000 (Sunday)
Location: Weedsport, NY
Track Record: 13.401 sec. set by Greg Hodnett on 5/17/15
2021 Winner: David Gravel

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3AaUy6f

Notables: The last three World of Outlaws events at Weedsport have produced three different winners – Donny Schatz in 2016, Brent Marks in 2018 and David Gravel in 2021. Of them, Marks and Gravel represented the Northeast with Marks from Pennsylvania and Gravel from Connecticut.

Gravel’s win last year came with late race drama as leader Sheldon Haudenschild spun while trying to navigate lap traffic, leaving Gravel to fend off reigning Series champion Brad Sweet for the win.

This year, that excitement will be double fold with two nights of high-octane racing. Haudenschild, already having a career season, will be on the hunt for redemption while others like Sweet and fellow championship contenders, Carson Macedo and Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart will try to claim their first win at the track.

Currently, Gravel and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz are the only two active full-time Series drivers with a victory at Weedsport.

 

 

ON THE PROWL: Brad Sweet, team using Cedar Lake as performance test Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team will be on the hunt for their third consecutive sweep of the Independence Day Spectacular, July 1-2

By Nick Graziano

NEW RICHMOND, WI (June 30, 2022) – With five consecutive wins at Cedar Lake Speedway, Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have had a big circle around the Independence Day Spectacular weekend, July 1-2. But for more reasons than the obvious one.

While their overall stats say it’s a track they should be ready to win at again, their 2022 stats have them hoping the doubleheader event in Wisconsin will show them what’s been missing this season.

“This is a good test for us to see, like, if we’re bad at Cedar Lake we’re a lot further off than we probably realized,” Sweet said. “I think it is a big weekend for our team to get back on track. I’m very hopeful that it will go good and we can build some momentum off that.”

This time last year the Grass Valley, CA driver had 10 wins. Currently, he has one – the first time in his full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career he’s gone the first half of the season without multiple victories.

“I think [we’re] just trying to find the right balance with the race car,” Sweet said. “Whether things change with tires or whatever. We just haven’t been able to get me 100% comfortable. We’ve struggled a little bit with qualifying, track position and things. But we’ve been showing some signs. Hopefully we can kind of get rolling at the right time this year.”

At the beginning of June, he earned his first podium finish in more than a month with a second-place run at River Cities Speedway and then backed it up the following week with another second-place run at Knoxville Raceway.

He’s scored six top-10 finishes in the last six starts with his worst finish being 14th during the Huset’s High Bank Nationals. However, he and his team, consisting of crew chief Eric Prutzman and crew members Joe Mooney and Andrew Bowman, were able to avoid a DNF one night after a wild flip during the event – a feat that even surprised the three-time and defending champion.

“I do think that one good thing about our team with the experience that we have is we do really well at getting the most out of it,” Sweet said. “Even if it’s not a win on a certain night, we figure out how to get a fifth or a seventh or a sixth and not make too many mistakes.

“Even this weekend at Huset’s, the preparation of our race team and how they were able to get me back on the track was just amazing, even to me. My guys are really well oiled. Really great race team. All that stuff pays off, especially when you’re struggling to have those kinds of rebounds and salvages are really good.”

With their resilient nature, Sweet has kept his NAPA Auto Parts #49 car atop the points standings, but the competition is closing. Four drivers are currently within 60 points of Sweet – Carson Macedo (-12), Sheldon Haudenschild (-24), David Gravel (-46) and Logan Schuchart (-54).

Sweet acknowledged the competition has increased this year as more teams continue to learn and grow. However, he said a benefit, so far, is no one has hit on a perfect setup every race.

“Everybody is good one night, think they have a handle on it, then show up the next night and it’s not as good,” he added.

Other than a new livery, Sweet and his KKR team didn't change anything with their program from 2021 into 2022. There's just been a missing piece to the puzzle. The size of that piece is the bigger mystery. Having been successful with about every setup he's ran at Cedar Lake, Sweet hopes they can finally close the case this weekend before the "Summer of Money" with events like The Historical Big 1 (July 14), Kings Royal (July 16), Summer Nationals (July 22-23), Ironman 55 (Aug. 5-6), Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 10-13) and more.

“If we’re not in contention this weekend I think we’ll have to really look at our program and make a lot bigger changes quicker as far as taking swings at it,” Sweet said. “If we’re just missing it a little bit, I think this is the weekend we’ll find that.”

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Cedar Lake Welcomes World of Outlaws for Independence Day Spectacular

Brad Sweet Chasing Record-Tying Seventh-Straight Win at Wisconsin 3/8-Mile

NEW RICHMOND, WI - June 29, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues the annual tradition of celebrating Independence Day by slingin' mud, throwin' sliders, and shootin' fireworks this weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2 will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to 50 Series appearances at the New Richmond, WI 3/8-mile, becoming only the 21st track in history to reach that mark.

There's a chance at the record books, redemption on the line, and valuable points available amid one of the closest championship battles in history. It's all set the stage for an explosive weekend in The Badger State.
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Let's look at what to watch for this weekend on DIRTVision.com:

CHASING HISTORY: Championship leader Brad Sweet has the opportunity to equal one of the most impressive records in World of Outlaws history this weekend as the Series returns to Cedar Lake Speedway. He's already one of five drivers to record five consecutive wins at a single track - Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Donny Schatz - and now he could tie Mark Kinser's all-time record of seven-straight at I-80 Speedway (NE) this weekend with another Cedar Lake sweep.

Other than one DNF in 2019, The Big Cat has recorded nine consecutive top-two finishes at the track to go along with his five-straight wins. He's beat David Gravel thrice, Carson Macedo twice, and Kerry Madsen once over his six Cedar Lake wins, only one shy of Sammy Swindell's track record of seven scores. A third-straight weekend sweep would not only prove historic for the Grass Valley, CA native, but it would be a huge boost of confidence for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, a team still vying for their first win since March, and second of the season.

CAREER-YEAR: Fresh off an exhilarating late-race charge and last-lap pass worth a career-high $100,000 payday at Huset's, Sheldon Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing have all the momentum in the world at their side. The Wooster, OH native has already matched his career-best of eight wins in a single season through the first 32 races and is setting himself up for a run at his first-career Series championship.

Since climbing aboard the NOS Energy Drink #17 in 2018, Sheldon has never finished outside the top-10 in nine appearances at Cedar Lake Speedway. The 28-year-old scored one of his 30 career wins at the track in 2019, and will certainly be a favorite to repeat again this weekend.

REDEMPTION: While Brad Sweet has enjoyed the thrill of victory at Cedar Lake, it has been Carson Macedo on the other side struggling with the agony of defeat. He earned back-to-back third-place finishes when aboard the Kyle Larson Racing #2 and upped his game with back-to-back runner-up results in the Jason Johnson Racing #41 last year but still chases his first taste of Victory Lane in New Richmond.

The Lemoore, CA native started on the pole both nights last year and led 47 of 70 laps, but fell second to The Big Cat in each Feature. Combine that with the ache of finishing fifth after leading more than half of last week's $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals at Huset's, and Macedo is chomping at the bit to close the case on his much-needed redemption this weekend.

LOVIN' THE LAKE: Beyond Sweet, Haudenschild, and Macedo, another trio of drivers - Schatz, Schuchart, and Gravel - have excelled in their own right at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway.

Donny Schatz is a five-time World of Outlaws winner in New Richmond, most recently in 2016. The 10-time Series champion owns 17 top-five finishes through 34 starts at the track and looks to use that success as a catapult in nailing down win #2 of 2022 in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

David Gravel has long-awaited his first taste of victory at Cedar Lake. Most notable among his 14 top-10 finishes in 18 starts is a whopping six runner-up finishes, yet no triumphs. The Watertown, CT native hopes to change that this weekend in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Logan Schuchart returns to the site of his first-career World of Outlaws win this weekend, a moment that came back in July of 2o16. Since then, the Shark Racing superstar has tacked on 30 more wins to his resume and now goes for a second Cedar Lake score.

START OF SOMETHING NEW: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports unveiled a new scheme and new partnership last week when they announced TrueTimber Camo as a fresh sponsor on their revamped RipTide edition of the #5. The new pairing quickly got off to a hot start by winning on night one at Huset's to earn their second win of the 2022 season together.

The 23-year-old native of Lebanon, IN prepares for his second weekend in the TrueTimber #5 as the Series returns to Cedar Lake, a track he visited for the first time last year. He was a ninth-place finisher then and looks to build on that as he and CJB continue to cut down that points deficit from seventh-place.

FINDING MOMENTUM: A trio of World of Outlaws full-timers made their mark on Huset's last week with a season-best effort, and now look to build on that as the Series visits Cedar Lake Speedway this weekend.

Kasey Kahne set not only a season-best but a career-best result as he led 23 of 30 laps last Wednesday and finished third-place, parking on the podium for the first time in his career. This weekend, he makes his debut at Cedar Lake in the FuelMe, Karavan Trailers #9.

James McFadden was one of the most impressive drivers all week long at Huset's, but it came in heartbreaking fashion as his pair of runner-up results followed moments where the Roth Motorsports #83 had the lead but lost it. The Australian takes his pursuit for win #1 of the season to Cedar Lake this weekend, where he finished sixth last year.

Brock Zearfoss earned his first top-five of the season and sixth of his career last week, driving the #3Z to a fourth-place finish at Huset's. The Jonestown, PA native looks to keep it rolling this weekend at Cedar Lake, where he finished 10th in his rookie campaign last year.

DOUBLING DOWN: The stars are aligning for a potential career-best effort from Robbie Price aboard the Sides Motorsports #7S this weekend. Cedar Lake Speedway is one of the few venues on the World of Outlaws schedule where the Cobble Hill, British Columbia native has the experience, and it came in the form of a third-place finish behind Thomas Kennedy and Skylar Gee in 2018 with the POWRi UMSS Wing Sprint Series.

It was also last year when Jason Sides earned the 170th and final top-five finish of his World of Outlaws career when he slow-rolled the bottom to a popular fifth-place result. The new 24-year-old pilot of the #7S looks for more of the same this weekend as he tries to top his career-best of 13th with the Series.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Cedar Lake's doubleheader is the official start to the busiest month of the World of Outlaws season with 14 races scheduled over 31 nights on the July calendar. It's a crucial span throughout the "Month of Money" with a pair of six-figure paydays, and a golden opportunity for teams to either help or hurt their championship hopes as the 80-race season hits halfway.

Among the many highlights include Attica's $15,000/Win Brad Doty Classic, Eldora's $100,000/Win Historical Big One and $175,000/Win Kings Royal, Port Royal's summer showdown, and Williams Grove's Summer Nationals.

Fri-Sat, July 1-2 at Cedar Lake Speedway (WI)
Fri, July 8 at 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 9 at Wilmot Raceway (WI)
Tues, July 12 at Attica Raceway Park (OH)
Wed-Sat, July 13-16 at Eldora Speedway (OH)
Wed, July 20 at Port Royal Speedway (PA)
Fri-Sat, July 22-23 at Williams Grove Speedway (PA)
Sat-Sun, July 30-31 at Weedsport Speedway (NY)

ANYONE'S GAME: As the halfway point of the 80-race grind approaches, The Greatest Show on Dirt continues to offer one of the most exciting and closest championship battles in 45 years of Series history. Through 32 completed events, the top-five in the standings are separated by a mere 54 points with things capable of wholesale change on any given night.

Brad Sweet (Kasey Kahne Racing #49)... 4,356 PTS
Carson Macedo (Jason Johnson Racing #41)... -12 PTS
Sheldon Haudenschild (Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17)... -24 PTS
David Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2)... -46 PTS
Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing #1S)... -54 PTS

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday-Saturday, July 1-2 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (32/77 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (4,356 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-12 PTS); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-24 PTS); 4. 2-David Gravel (-46 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-54 PTS); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (-148 PTS); 7. 5-Spencer Bayston (-156 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-214 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-354 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-486 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (13 Drivers):
8 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
6 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 – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
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 – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Crouch Motorsports #11

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

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

HEAT RACE WINNERS (40 Drivers):
12 Heat Wins – David Gravel
11 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
9 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
8 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
7 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild,
5 Heat Wins – James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel
3 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Kraig Kinser
2 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Anthony Macri, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Brent Marks, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Dobmeier, Hunter Schuerenberg, Mitchel Moles, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, Marcus Dumensy

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (38 Drivers):
20 Dashes – David Gravel
18 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
17 Dashes – Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
15 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
14 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild
10 Dashes – Donny Schatz
9 Dashes – 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 – Kasey Kahne, Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Anthony Macri, Brian Brown
2 Dashes – 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, Buddy Kofoid

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (20 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, Kerry Madsen
1 LCS Win – Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brent Marks, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Rico Abreu

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (20 Drivers):
6 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, 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, Aaron Reutzel, Spencer Bayston

PODIUM FINISHES (24 Drivers):
11 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild
10 Podiums – Brad Sweet
9 Podiums – Carson Macedo
7 Podiums – David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Kyle Larson
6 Podiums – Donny Schatz
5 Podiums – James McFadden
4 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brent Marks, Brian Brown
3 Podiums – Jacob Allen, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Rico Abreu, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno

TOP 10 FINISHES (42 Drivers):
27 Top 10s – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
25 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
22 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
21 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
18 Top 10s – James McFadden, Giovanni Scelzi
15 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
12 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
8 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson
7 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel
6 Top 10s – Brent Marks
5 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Brian Brown
3 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Kerry Madsen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Buddy Kofoid
2 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Noah Gass, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo, Mark Dobmeier, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
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)
29. Wed, June 22 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD / Spencer Bayston (2)
30. Thur, June 23 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD / Buddy Kofoid (1)
31. Fri, June 24 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD / Carson Macedo (6)
32. Sat, June 25 / Huset's Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (8)

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: World of Outlaws to make rare July Port Royal stop before Summer Nationals

PORT ROYAL, PA (June 27, 2022) – The World of Outlaws versus PA Posse battle continues this summer with a rare July stop at Port Royal Speedway and then the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

The record stands at 1-1, so far, this season with World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitor Jacob Allen’s win at Lincoln Speedway and PA Posse member Brent Marks’ Morgan Cup victory.

There will be three more rounds of their battle in one week with Port Royal on Wednesday, July 20 and the two-day show at Williamson Grove on Friday-Saturday, July 22-23. One driver could leave the week $40,000 richer with Port Royal paying $10,000-to-win and the doubleheader at Williams Grove paying $10,000-to-win on Friday and $20,000-to-win on Saturday.

The race at Port Royal will also be a milestone event as it’ll be the first time since the half-mile track’s Series debut in 1979 that it will host a July World of Outlaws race.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS @ PORT ROYAL – Wednesday, July 20
Track: Port Royal Speedway
To Win: $10,000
Location: Port Royal, PA
Track Record: 14.866 sec. set by Brian Brown on 10/18/18
Last Winner: Spencer Bayston

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3xXfdYF

Notables: The last time the World of Outlaws visited Port Royal Speedway, Spencer Bayston, driving for Pennsylvania-based CJB Motorsports, brought everyone in the house to their feet with a dominating victory. It was his second career Series win and his first with CJB in just his fourth start with the team. The Lebanon, IN driver has already proven this season he’ll be a threat to defend that win, having already picked up two victories, including one at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, driver of the #15 Sprint Car for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, has the most Series wins of all drivers at Port Royal with four. His last win at the track was in 2019. Since 2019, Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, has established himself as king of Port Royal, picking up 19 wins in total at the track. However, he’s yet to win there against the World of Outlaws. If he can pull off a win this year, it would be his first Series win overall.

CHAMPION RACING OIL SUMMER NATIONALS @ WILLIAMS GROVE – Friday-Saturday, July 22-23
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
To Win: $10,000 (Friday) / $20,000 (Saturday)
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Track Record: 16.111 sec. set by Shane Stewart on 10/2/20
2021 Winner: Brent Marks

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3OpDNZn

Notables: Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, holds two significant win records entering this year’s Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. He is the defending Summer Nationals winner and is the most recent World of Outlaws winner at Williams Grove, having won the Morgan Cup in May – being the lead competitor for the PA Posse.

Two rising World of Outlaws stars who have recently become aces around the half-mile paper clip-shaped track are Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo picked up two Series wins at the track last year, including one at the National Open. And Haudenschild won the opening night of the Summer Nationals last year. Both have already been two of the biggest trophy collectors this season with Macedo currently having six wins and Haudenschild currently having eight – including a crown jewel win at the Huset’s High Bank Nationals.

Like with Port Royal, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz has the most Series wins at Williams Grove of all active drivers (21). Behind him is PA Posse star Lance Dewease with 14, but overall the Fayettville, PA driver has more than 100 wins at the track.

Current Series points leader Brad Sweet will continue his hunt for his first win at Williams Grove.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action from both tracks live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

ONLY THE BEGINNING: Jade Avedisian Earns First Xtreme Outlaw Midget Win at Jacksonville

Avedisian Leads All 30 Laps in CB Industries #84 to Beat Crouch/Denney/McIntosh

JACKSONVILLE, IL - June 26, 2022 - In her 43rd attempt, Jade Avedisian finally broke the barrier and claimed her first-career National Midget victory on Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

The 15-year-old rising star has enjoyed success with USAC and POWRi, but her most memorable moment to date now belongs with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota. The Clovis, CA native earned the outside pole of Sunday's Feature and dominated the whole thing, leading from start to finish in the CB Industries #84.

Climbing out of the car to a standing ovation from the Jacksonville, IL crowd, the young lady was left speechless following the biggest win of her career.

"I don't even know what to say right now," Avedisian thought. "I was telling myself please just don't plug it in the fence on that last lap. I can't thank this team enough for never giving up on me. I tore u a lot of stuff this week, but we're walking away with a big win. This is a surreal feeling. I've always wanted to stand on top of a Midget and celebrate like that."

In controlling all 30 laps of Sunday's show, Avedisian joins Gavan Boschele and Taylor Reimer (pending a Cannon McIntosh appeal) as the first three winners in the brief history of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

Brenham Crouch of Lubbock, TX recorded his Xtreme Outlaw career-best with a second-place finish aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #97. He started on the pole of the 30-lapper, but fell to second off the start and found himself enamored in a race-long war with Cannon McIntosh for the runner-up bid as they allowed Avedisian to sneak away.

Also earning his first podium finish with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets was Jacob Denney, who drove the Mounce/Stout #61 to an impressive third-place effort in his debut effort with the Series.

Cannon McIntosh, who is currently appealing the penalties assessed from his Millbridge victory, capped off his Illinois SPEED Week championship with the POWRi National Midget League by finishing fourth at Jacksonville. Local hero Jake Neuman of New Berlin, IL closed out the top-five in his Xtreme Outlaw debut.

Rounding out the top-10 on Sunday was Zach Daum of Pocahontas, IL, Bryant Wiedeman of Colby, KS, Joe B. Miller of Millersville, MO, Kaidon Brown of Sydney, NSW, and Jace Park of Overland Park, KS.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 84-Jade Avedisian; 2. 97-Brenham Crouch; 3. 61-Jacob Denney; 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh; 5. 3N-Jake Neuman; 6. 9M-Zach Daum; 7. 01-Bryant Wiedeman; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller; 9. 97-Kaidon Brown; 10. 87-Jace Park; 11. 25K-Taylor Reimer; 12. 08X-Trey Gropp; 13. 56-Mitchell Davis; 14. 7U-Kyle Jones; 15. 83-Dominic Gorden; 16. 5-Gavan Boschele; 17. 19M-Ethan Mitchell; 18. 26-Chance Crum; 19. 72J-Sam Johnson; 20. 40-Chase McDermand; 21. 21K-Karter Sarff; 22. 21E-Emilio Hoover; 23. 06-Rylan Gray.

UP NEXT (August) - The inaugural Xtreme Outlaw campaign will take a summer break before resuming with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 5-6.

 

 

SUPER SLIDER: Swanson Throws Big Slide Jobs for STL Firecracker Faceoff Win at I-55

PEVELY, MO – June 25, 2022 – With a deep dive into Turn 3 and his right foot down coming out of Turn 4, Jake Swanson completed a big slide job pass for the lead – one that would later earn him a big $6,000 paycheck as victor of the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff finale.

“We really needed this,” Swanson said in Victory Lane. “We really needed a win; it’s been a really rough year.”

The Team AZ Racing pilot from Anaheim, CA, chased polesitter Mario Clouser around the high banks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 through the middle stages of Saturday night’s Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation Feature, hungry for his first victory in the tour’s inaugural season.

Running second after starting third, Swanson slowly closed the gap to Clouser, blasting the high line right in his trails. He originally tried the slide job one lap earlier on Lap 23 but did not have the momentum to slide up and make the pass. Three corners later, Swanson went in with the speed he needed, slid up in front of Clouser and won the drag race to Turn 1 to seal it.

Now with the lead and only 10 laps remaining, Swanson flipped on the afterburners, opening up a two-second advantage in five laps. However, he still had traffic in front, and at one point was nearly a part of a bigger accident after jumping the left-rear tire of Jack Wagner getting into Turn 1.

“It was a little sketchy there in lapped traffic,” Swanson said. “I don’t know if they didn’t see the blue flag or what.”

“We about went ass-over-teakettle into Turn 1 up there.”

Swanson recovered nicely, however, and cruised his No. 21AZ around the third-mile to the checkers, holding over a three-second lead.

Clouser held on for second, redeeming himself after getting into the wall while leading on Friday, while Whitz Racing Products Fast Qualifier Wesley Smith completed the podium.

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation tags in its sister series on Sunday, June 26 – the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series pres. by Toyota takes on the quarter-mile bullring of Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL. If you can’t be at the track, watch it live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[3]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 3. 44-Wesley Smith[4]; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[6]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum[9]; 6. 20-Alex Bright[2]; 7. 17-Nick Bilbee[5]; 8. 52-Isaac Chapple[11]; 9. 29-Mitch Wissmiller[10]; 10. 99X-Dalton Stevens[8]; 11. 1JR-Steven Russell[19]; 12. 28-Kory Schudy[13]; 13. 99-Korey Weyant[22]; 14. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 15. 0-Steve Irwin[17]; 16. 34-Sterling Cling[15]; 17. 16-Anthony Nicholson[18]; 18. 2B-Chad Boespflug[16]; 19. 17GP-Kyle Shipley[14]; 20. 28M-Brandon Mattox[12]; 21. 73-Samuel Wagner[21]; 22. 24-Landon Simon[20]

 

 

JAW-DROPPING: Sheldon Haudenschild Stuns 'Em for $100,000 Payday on Last Lap at Huset's Speedway

NOS Energy Drink #17 Drove 3rd-to-1st on Final Lap with Spectacular Outside Pass

BRANDON, SD - June 25, 2022 - In fitting fashion, Sheldon Haudenschild did what no other driver dared to do with $100,000 on the line Saturday night at Huset's Speedway's inaugural High Bank Nationals.

Running sixth with four laps left, many assumed the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 had no shot at the big payday. But if there is anything to have been learned through 45 years of World of Outlaws history, it's that you never, ever count a Haudenschild out.

Taking a page out of the book written by Hall of Fame father, Jac, Sheldon throttled up and ripped the "Haud Line" around the outside of Brad Sweet for fifth, then Carson Macedo for fourth, then David Gravel for third, and that was only the beginning of his miraculous charge.

With the white flag waving, Haudenschild went to the faithful cushion one last time and made a two-for-one move, storming by both Buddy Kofoid and James McFadden in one swift swing to steal the $100,000 paycheck out of turn two on the 40th and final lap.

With the entire crowd on their feet in disbelief, the 28-year-old Wooster, OH native crossed the checkered flag to claim the biggest win of his life. Collecting his thoughts in victory lane, The Wild Child's Child could only express his gratitude for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing team that has believed in him for five years now.

"I don't even know what to say," Haudenschild thought. "[Kyle] Ripper is the man. This would not be possible without Ripper. He's been there from the start for me, and I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am for him and everybody that took a chance on me. Lauren [Albano], Ricky [Stenhouse], Richard & Jennifer [Marshall] trusted me from the beginning. I was a rookie with zero wins and they hired me, and that was five years ago now.

"We've been putting in the work for a long, long time. This wasn't an easy week for us, but we never gave up. I thought what the hell, I had nothing to lose there at the end. I realized my tire was holding on and remembered it wasn't a points race, so I figured I had to send it.

"I honestly almost gave up on myself when Brad [Sweet] got me and pushed me out of the top-five. I just started sending it into the cushion and realized this is what we had been doing all week long, passing cars. I think it was a blessing in disguise with how much we had to work because we learned how/when/where to pass guys while most of these cars were up front all week."

Long before Sheldon's breathtaking last-lap heroics, Carson Macedo controlled the opening 34 laps of a rather calm battle at the front aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. However, the business quickly picked up in the latter stages of the race as Budd Kofoid and James McFadden took him three-wide for the race lead on Lap 35.

Kofoid, who won his first-career World of Outlaws race on Thursday, briefly held the top spot while sneaking below Macedo in his Crouch Motorsports #11. It didn't last long, though, as McFadden blasted the outside in the Roth Motorsports #83 and barely beat Kofoid to the stripe by 0.041-seconds.

While Macedo faded, it appeared to be one-vs-one for the paycheck between McFadden and Kofoid, but they were snookered on the final lap as Haudenschild went full send on the cushion and took it through turns one and two to pass them both.

Ultimately, McFadden finished 0.671-seconds behind Haudenschild on the dramatic last lap and claimed $30,000 for his runner-up efforts. It was his second, second-place finish of this week, this one in the most heartbreaking of fashions as $100,000 and his first win of the season slipped through the Australian's grasp."

"I'm just disappointed," a dejected McFadden said. "I got the lead when it started taking rubber I thought I should just play it safe in traffic, but I should've known better. We really needed that win for myself, this team, and Dennis & Teresa [Roth]. Second is alright, but leading to the last lap for $100,000 and losing it just sucks. We'll keep putting ourselves in this position to contend for wins and they'll eventually come."

Capping off a career week in third place was Buddy Kofoid in the Crouch Motorsports #11 with $20,000 in earnings. The Penngrove, CA 20-year-old opened many eyes this week against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"Besides losing $80,000, I guess third isn't too bad," Kofoid kidded. "All in all, what a week for us. Brad [Alexander], Blade [Kearns], and I have run less than 10 races together and now we've won, ran fourth, and finished third in my first real big World of Outlaws race. It kind of stings, though. I got by Carson and thought I could really win, but then I had to fight James, and in the middle of that Sheldon somehow snookered us both on that last lap."

Rounding out the top-five at Huset's was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2 with a $15,000 payday, and early leader Carson Macedo collecting $10,000 for a fifth-place finish in the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Closing out the top 10 on Saturday was Brad Sweet, Brock Zearfoss, Giovanni Scelzi, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Jacob Allen. NOS NOTEBOOK (HUSET’S SPEEDWAY, 6/24/22)

Sheldon Haudenschild's 30th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him into a tie with Bobby Allen for 21st on the All-Time Win List. It was his eighth win of the season, already matching his career-best through only the first 32 races.

For the fourth consecutive race in as many nights, a Huset's Speedway Feature offered three different leaders with Macedo leading Laps 1-34, McFadden controlling Laps 35-39, and Haudenschild only commanding the 40th and final lap.

Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports earned their first KSE Hard Charger Award of the season on Saturday by advancing eight spots from 22nd-to-14th.

Huset's General Manager, Doug Johnson, announced during opening ceremonies that the second annual High Bank Nationals will offer the richest payday in Sprint Car Racing history. The World of Outlaws will return to the Brandon, SD oval on June 21-24, 2023 with a $250,000 top prize on the line.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series head back to Wisconsin next weekend for an Independence Day Spectacular on Friday & Saturday, July 1-2 at New Richmond's Cedar Lake Speedway. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$100,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [4][$30,000]; 3. 11-Buddy Kofoid [3][$20,000]; 4. 2-David Gravel [2][$15,000]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$7,000]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5][$6,500]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$6,000]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$5,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$5,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$4,000]; 12. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [12][$3,400]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$3,300]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston [22][$3,200]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$3,100]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$3,000]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [17][$3,000]; 18. 16-Brooke Tatnell [14][$3,000]; 19. 88-Austin McCarl [19][$3,000]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$3,000]; 21. 22-Riley Goodno [20][$3,000]; 22. 27-Carson McCarl [24][$3,000]; 23. 81-Jack Dover [15][$3,000]; 24. 13-Mark Dobmeier [18][$3,000]. Lap Leaders:Carson Macedo 1-34, James McFadden 35-39, Sheldon Haudenschild 40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Spencer Bayston[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 32/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,266); 2. Carson Macedo (-12); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-24); 4. David Gravel (-46); 5. Logan Schuchart (-54); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. Spencer Bayston (-156); 8. James McFadden (-214); 9. Jacob Allen (-354); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-486).

 

 

2023 High Bank Nationals to Offer Richest Payday in Sprint Car History at Huset's Speedway

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to Race for $250,000-to-win on June 21-24, 2023

BRANDON, SD - June 25, 2022 - Announced Saturday night at Huset's Speedway, the High Bank Nationals will return for the second annual running in 2023 and will do so in a fashion bigger than any other event throughout all of Sprint Car Racing's long history.

Paying a staggering $250,000-to-win, the event will expand in purse and length with an extra day being added to the docket (June 21-24, 2023).

"I'm thrilled to say we're bringing the biggest race in Sprint Car history to Brandon, South Dakota next year," said Huset's Speedway owner, Tod Quiring. "We've had a vision for several years now of growing a specific race at this place into elite status, and I believe we've found just that with the High Bank Nationals. This is going to be a can't miss event. I hope everyone comes out to support us next year and enjoy the immaculate facility we have at Huset's."

With next year's $250,000 payday, the Huset's High Bank Nationals will surpass the likes of Eldora's Mopar Million ($200,000), Knoxville's Knoxville Nationals ($176,000), and Eldora's Kings Royal ($175,000) as the current biggest payday in Sprint Car history.

Racers will be competing for big bucks throughout the four-day event next year with Saturday's finale paying $5,000-to-start.

Stay tuned to the World of Outlaws and Huset's Speedway social channels throughout the year and into the off-season as more details are finalized for this history-making event.

 

 

FOREVER 41: Carson Macedo Earns Emotional Win for Jason Johnson Racing at Huset's Speedway

Gravel, Macedo, Kofoid & Zearfoss Locked-In for Saturday's $100,000/Win Finale

BRANDON, SD - June 24, 2022 - Exactly four years to the day of Jason Johnson's passing, Carson Macedo brought the famed #41 back to victory lane.

With some help from above, the Lemoore, CA superstar used a little late-race magic to steal the lead away from Brian Brown on Lap 33 of 35 with $20,000 on the line in Friday's Feature at Huset's Speedway. His win tallied enough points to lock-in for Saturday's $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals finale along with David Gravel, Buddy Kofoid, and Brock Zearfoss.

It was a symbolic win in many fashions for the Albaugh #41 team. Friday marked the first-ever trip to victory lane for Jace Dietz, the newborn son of owners Philip & Brooke Dietz, who ironically enough was originally due on June 24 of all dates. With Jace in arms, a little bit of Jason was taken to the winner's circle.

As championship leader Brad Sweet suffered more carnage, Macedo made the most of his opportunity and cut the championship lead down to a mere 12 points with his sixth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the 2022 season.

More importantly, he's put himself and the JJR squad in a prime position to contend for $100,000 on Saturday night at the state-of-the-art Brandon, SD facility. It's the first of four six-figure paydays for The Greatest Show on Dirt this summer and would top the National Open ($75,000) as the richest win of Macedo's career at 26 years old.

"I think I had a co-pilot in there tonight," Macedo said. "Winning today on June 24th, four years after we lost Jason, is pretty special. He was an incredible man and built an incredible team, and I'm privileged to continue honoring his legacy with these guys. From Craig & Deborah and Bobbi & Jaxx to now Philip & Brooke, carrying on this legacy means a lot to all of us."

Winning it from the fifth spot, Macedo was far from the story early on in Friday's 35-lapper.

Knoxville, IA native Riley Goodno, in his seventh-career World of Outlaws start, earned the pole position in his family-owned #22. The 19-year-old quickly deterred any "fluke" narratives as he beat Brian Brown on the opening lap and ensued to lead the first eight circuits while only building his advantage over the best Sprint Car drivers in the world.

Goodno's pace was erased when Brad Sweet & Rico Abreu brought out the red flag on Lap 8 and created a double-file restart. This time, Brown wasn't messing around and throttled around the top to put the Casey's General Stores, FVP Parts #21 in command of the race lead on Lap 9.

Brownie, of Higginsville, MO, controlled the top spot for another 24 laps until Macedo tossed a big move his way and made it stick to steal the lead with three laps left.

"Once I got behind Brown, I was hustling extremely hard, probably too hard," Macedo contained. "I finally calmed myself down and set up that big slider on him in turns one and two. I know it was a big flyer to throw, but this is for a lot of money this week so I had to try it. It feels good to just finally get a win at Huset's after this place had my number for so long."

Blackjack Brian Brown completed a miraculous turnaround with a runner-up finish for the #21, finishing 1.046-seconds behind Macedo. In only 24 hours, the Knoxville Raceway ace took his 1/4-mile program from struggling into the Last Chance Showdown to competing for the $20,000 victory.

"A lot of the credit goes to Danny [Lasoski] tonight," Brown said on his comeback. "He made a ton of big changes to this car from last night, and I just let him do his thing and kept my nose out of it. It's no secret this is a place that has always had my numbers over the years. We were 16th in the LCS last night, I mean terrible honestly, and tonight we almost won it. We've got a lot of work left to do tomorrow, though."

Rounding out the podium was the feel-good story of the night with Riley Goodno claiming a career-best third-place finish with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It was a drastic improvement for the 19-year-old, who entered Friday with a career-best of 18th in six starts with the Series.

"This is a dream come true," Goodno said on the frontstretch. "I can't thank my mom and my dad enough for everything they've done for me. Driving me up and down the road allowing me to chase my dreams is something I appreciate so much. My dad and I have always wanted to travel as much as possible, learn as much as possible, and be the best team that we could be, I think that is starting to show."

Closing out the top-five at Huset's was Spencer Bayston in fourth-from-11th aboard the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber #5, and David Gravel in fifth in the Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT native collected 852 total points across the two preliminary nights (6th Thursday, 5th Friday) to earn high point man honors and guarantee himself a front row start in the $100,000-to-win Feature on Saturday.

Finishing the top-10 on Friday was Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild (from 25th), Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, and Brock Zearfoss. NOS NOTEBOOK (HUSET'S SPEEDWAY, 6/24/22)

Carson Macedo's 23rd career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him one away from Ron Shuman (24) for 27th on the All-Time Win List. In his eighth start at the track, Friday marked Macedo's first-career win at Huset's Speedway, the 17th different track he's won a World of Outlaws race at.

For the third consecutive night, a driver earned his first-career World of Outlaws podium finish. It was Kasey Kahne (3rd) on Wednesday after leading lap, then Buddy Kofoid (1st) winning for the first time on Thursday, and now Riley Goodno (3rd) leading laps and finding the frontstretch on Friday.

David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Buddy Kofoid, and Brock Zearfoss are locked-in for Saturday's King of the Hill, already guaranteeing a top-five starting spot for each of them in tomorrow's $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals finale.

The likes of James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Giovanni Scelzi, and Hunter Schuerenberg are expected to lead Saturday's four Qualifiers to the green flag with each winner earning a spot in the King of the Hill alongside the locked-in drivers.

Macedo earned his sixth Slick Woody's QuickTime Award of the season, the most on tour. He was followed by six new NOS Energy Drink Heat Winners Riley Goodno, Matt Juhl, Jack Croaker, Paige Polyak, Carson McCarl, and Marcus Dumesny.

For the second consecutive night, Sheldon Haudenschild earned the KSE Hard Charger Award, his Series-best sixth of the season. This one came with a monumental 25th-t0-7th run, the largest of the season at +18 positions after he needed to take a provisional.

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

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$20,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2][$10,000]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno [1][$7,000]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [11][$6,000]; 5. 2-David Gravel [6][$5,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$5,000]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$3,000]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$4,000]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [21][$3,500]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$3,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,500]; 12. 83-James McFadden [17][$2,400]; 13. 11-Buddy Kofoid [8][$2,300]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$2,200]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [24][$2,100]; 16. 88-Austin McCarl [20][$1,500]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [12][$1,500]; 18. 16-Brooke Tatnell [18][$1,500]; 19. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [15][$1,500]; 20. O9-Matt Juhl [7][$1,500]; 21. 7S-Robbie Price [22][$1,500]; 22. 19-Paige Polyak [16][$1,500]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$1,500]; 24. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [23][$1,500]; 25. 27-Carson McCarl [19]. Lap Leaders: Riley Goodno 1-8, Brian Brown 9-32, Carson Macedo 33-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+18]

NEW Championship Standings (After 31/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,266); 2. Carson Macedo (-12); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-24); 4. David Gravel (-46); 5. Logan Schuchart (-54); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. Spencer Bayston (-156); 8. James McFadden (-214); 9. Jacob Allen (-354); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-486).

 

 

ROLL BOTTOM: Bright Low-Lines to Win STL Firecracker Faceoff Night 1 at I-55

PEVELY, MO – June 24, 2022 – In his pursuit of the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation championship this year, Alex Bright took a big step toward that ultimate goal Friday night, winning night #1 of the inaugural St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

The Hummer Motorsports pilot from Collegeville, PA, topped the 26-car field, scoring his first career Xtreme Outlaw Series victory and gaining some valuable points in the championship standings.

“I can’t thank Hummer Motorsports and everybody from the Hummer family enough for the opportunity,” Bright said. “We just had this Rodota Trucking & Excavating, CRC Auto, driveWFX car rolling on the bottom.”

Coming from seventh on the starting grid, Bright got on his horse quickly, passing his way to fourth in the first four laps. For the next 10 laps, he had the best seat in the house to watch a three-way battle for the lead between Mario Clouser, Jake Swanson and Isaac Chapple.

Clouser had taken the lead from Chapple on Lap 5 and was ripping around the top side of the third-mile, keeping the cars behind him at bay with the speed he carried on the top. Clouser looked to have the best line until he got over the cushion in Turns 1-2 on Lap 16 and ramped-up the outside wall, spinning and bringing out caution.

“I saw the top was definitely getting treacherous,” Bright said of his view from the cockpit. “Before I even got to [Clouser], the other guys that were running the top were making mistakes, so that’s why I just kept working the bottom, and we were good down there too.”

By that time, Bright had just made the move for second, which meant he had the lead for the next restart. The green flag dropped, and Bright took off and began his defense of the top spot.

Multiple caution flags fell over the course of his time at the head of the field, meaning Bright had to be sharp on restarts. In the end, he was flawless, nailing the bottom line for each of the remaining laps to score the $5,000 victory.

“I honestly had no idea where anybody behind me was running,” Bright said. “[Whether] they were running the top, if they were running the bottom, middle or lower, because I got by Isaac Chapple trying to work the middle line. I had no idea where anybody else was. I just kept it smooth, kept the car underneath me and tried not to make any mistakes.”

Nick Bilbee, of Martinsville, IN, crossed the stripe second in his first start with the Series. Overall Fast Qualifier (pres. by Whitz Racing Products) Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, IL, rounded out the podium.

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars return to I-55 on Saturday, June 25, for the $6,000-to-win St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff finale. If you can’t be at the track, stream it live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 30 Laps | 00:25:40.283

1. 20-Alex Bright[7]; 2. 17-Nick Bilbee[2]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[11]; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[12]; 5. 52-Isaac Chapple[1]; 6. 66- Shane Cockrum[5]; 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson[23]; 8. 99X-Dalton Stevens[19]; 9. 28-Kory Schudy[9]; 10. 2-Chase Johnson[22]; 11. 2B-Chad Boespflug[8]; 12. 1JR-Steven Russell[16]; 13. 34-Sterling Cling[17]; 14. 0-Steve Irwin[18]; 15. 6- Mario Clouser[4]; 16. 13-Chase Howard[21]; 17. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[6]; 18. 24-Landon Simon[14]; 19. 17GP-Kyle Shipley[3]; 20. 77-Jack Wagner[10]; 21. 99-Korey Weyant[20]; 22. 33-Rece Wommack[15]; 23. 44-Wesley Smith[13]

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.

 

 

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

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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

On the Internet
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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.

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.

 

 

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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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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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.

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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

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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.

 

TEAMS REGISTER HERE
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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.

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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.
 

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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