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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 2023 World of Outlaws Campaign Begins at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

Drivers Vying for Big Gator Championship Across Five Nights in Barberville, FL

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 7, 2023 - After 97 agonizing days away from the racetrack, the off-season is finally over and the 2023 season begins this week for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

For the 19th consecutive year, The Greatest Show on Dirt opens the most grueling campaign in dirt racing at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the 52nd Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals.

The five-night “Sprint Week” at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile begins with a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions races on Tuesday and Wednesday before the World of Outlaws take center stage Thursday through Saturday. An expected field of nearly 40 competitors will be racing for valuable points across all five shows in the hunt for the prestigious Big Gator Championship.

For those unable to make the trip to Florida in February, you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision.com.

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Let’s preview some of the top storylines entering this week:

DRIVE FOR FIVE: Not one, not two, not three, but four championship rings now don the hand of Brad Sweet, who has built a Hall of Fame career out of strictly the last half-decade. In 2023, “The Big Cat” wants to add one for the thumb with a fifth consecutive title on the line for his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 Team.

The 37-year-old native of Grass Valley, CA has topped all four of his crowns by a margin of less than 100 points, proving the World of Outlaws championship contenders are consistently tighter than ever before. However, after a lowkey five-win season in 2022, Sweet - along with crew members Eric Prutzman, Tye Wolfgang, and Andrew Bowman - is extra determined to rattle off a big year and leave the points without doubt.

His quest for five consecutive championships begins at Volusia this week - arguably his best track. He owns eight DIRTcar Nationals wins with six of those coming in World of Outlaws action. That ties Volusia with Cedar Lake Speedway as his winningest track through 79 Series victories. He’s going for his third Big Gator Championship this week, something only his former KKR teammate Daryn Pittman has achieved before.

GATOR COLLECTOR: There are nine former DIRTcar Nationals winners in the field this week and leading the way is 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz with an unmatched 22 scores. He and former Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing star, Danny Lasoski (19 wins), are the only drivers to reach double-digit wins at the event.

Schatz, who will embark on his 27th full-time campaign with the Series this year, will split time between a slick blue Carquest Auto Parts look and a flashy yellow Advance Auto Parts design. The #15 will continue fine-tuning the Ford Performance Stewart 410 Engine as the Fargo, ND native eyes his 11th title.

Additional DIRTcar Nationals winners include Brad Sweet (8), Logan Schuchart (3), Sheldon Haudenschild (2), David Gravel (2), Carson Macedo (1), Aaron Reutzel (1), Kraig Kinser (1), and Kasey Kahne (1).

THE GRIND BEGINS: Every year since 2005, the cross-country tour that is the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series always starts at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Including a Bike Week stop on March 5-6, Volusia Speedway Park hosts a record-high five races in 2023.

The 87-race schedule will take teams to 36 different tracks in 19 states, testing both man and machine all the way through to November’s World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the 46th champion will be crowned.

BIG GATOR CHAMPIONSHIP: The little gators given to all Feature winners are cool and all, but the ultimate goal of DIRTcar Nationals is leaving with the Big Gator Championship - a trophy created for the event in 2012.

Daryn Pittman (‘13, ‘15, ‘19) remains the only driver to earn the trophy on three occasions, while David Gravel (‘17, ‘22) and Brad Sweet (‘16, ‘20) are also multi-time champions. Additional Big Gator conquerors include Logan Schuchart (‘21), Donny Schatz (‘18), Paul McMahan (‘14), and Sammy Swindell (‘12).

Spread across two All Star nights and three World of Outlaws nights, the Big Gator Championship utilizes a points system offering 250 to the winner then 246, 244, 242, etc.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW: It’s a “1v1” match for the 2023 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award as Giovanni Scelzi and Robbie Price square off for the right to call themselves the top newcomer with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi, a 21-year-old native of Fresno, CA, is no stranger to success with five wins and 81 top-10s to his credit through 152 starts; but he is a stranger to full-time competition. The KCP Racing #18 pilot is committed to all 87 events in 2023 as he chases the World of Outlaws championship for the first time in his career.

Price, a 24-year-old native of Cobble Hill, BC, will take over control of the Sides Motorsports #7S - vying for ROTY honors exactly 20 years after Jason himself earned the award in 2003. Entering his Volusia debut, Price owns 55 career World of Outlaws starts with two top-five finishes coming late last year.

THE OUTSIDERS: Along with the expected cast of 15 full-time World of Outlaws stars, a handful of lethal invaders will be on the scene chasing their own gators.

Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, is fresh off a career-year after winning five World of Outlaws Features - including the Historical Big One and Kings Royal - on his way to making more than $600,000. Now, he eyes his first-career win at Volusia Speedway Park.

Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, was the winningest Sprint Car driver (23 wins) in 2022 and hopes to earn the same title this year with another true outlaw slate. With four-time World of Outlaws champion car chief, Joe Mooney (previously with Brad Sweet), now on the wrenches, the 23-year-old is focused on taking his program to the next level and it begins this week.

Buddy Kofoid, of Penngrove, CA, will make his debut at Volusia Speedway Park this week. The highly touted 20-year-old is piloting the Crouch Motorsports #11 as he begins his career's most extensive Sprint Car schedule.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will be well represented by the likes of Tyler Courtney in the Clauson-Marshall #7BC, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Hunter Schuerenberg in the Vermeer Motorsports #55, Zeb Wise in the Rudeen Racing #26, and Parker Price-Miller in the McCandless #9P.

Additional expected contenders include Alex Bowman, Brian Brown, Danny Dietrich, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, and Aaron Reutzel, among others.

 

 

1 MONTH ALERT: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Return to Volusia For Bike Week Doubleheader, March 5-6

The event will kick off the Low-E Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown six-race battle

BARBERVILLE, FL (Feb. 6, 2023) – The biggest two-wheel event in Florida will collide with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars when the Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park, Sunday-Monday, March 5-6.

The doubleheader weekend at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” will help kickoff Bike Week and commence the Low-E Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown six-race series – which starts at Volusia and ends at Lincoln Speedway (March 18), paying $10,000 to the overall points earner, $6,000 for second and $4,000 for third.

Drivers will contend for a $10,000 payday each night, along with valuable points toward the prestigious World of Outlaws championship.

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Event Highlights:

GATOR KING: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series begins its season at Volusia Speedway Park during the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 9-11, handing out three Feature wins and a Big Gator Championship. The winners of each will have the best momentum going into the Bike Week doubleheader.

Last year, David Gravel won the final race of the event and took home his second Big Gator Championship.

GRAVEL’S HOME: There’s nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating for a driver than being able to race close to home. With Gravel, originally from Watertown, CT, calling Florida home, he gets the benefit of spending the first month of the season a short drive from his house. Paired with his stout record at Volusia, including two Big Gator Championships and two Feature wins, Gravel and his Big Game Motorsports team will be poised to start off the season strong and hunt down their first championship.

DRIVE FOR FIVE: Four-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet returns with Kasey Kahne Racing to chase their fifth straight World of Outlaws title. Doing so would add his name on another page of the history books with Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz as the only drivers to win five straight titles.

Volusia has been one of Sweet’s best tracks with eight Feature wins there and two Big Gator Championships (2016, 2020).

SHARK ATTACK: The Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen will be at home during Bike Week, being bikers themselves. They’re both also strong competitors on half-mile tracks. Schuchart has two Feature wins at Volusia and a Big Gator Championship (2021). And while Allen has yet to win at Volusia, he earned a top-five finish last year and is coming off the momentum of a career best season.

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If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Whiskey Myers Band Returns as World of Outlaws Sponsor, Increases Support
Whiskey Myers will again sponsor the “4-Wide Salute to the Fans” and now be a part of the World of Outlaws’ contingency program

CONCORD, NC (Feb. 6, 2023) – Multi-Platinum band Whiskey Myers is bringing its rock ‘n’ roll energy back to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2023 in multiple ways.

The band will continue to be the presenting sponsor of Johnny Gibson’s famous “4-Wide Salute to the Fans” at all World of Outlaws Sprint Car races and will now also be a part of the Series’ contingency program for drivers.

“As a fan of World of Outlaws, it was exciting to be able to partner with them last season and to become more involved in the sport,” shares Whiskey Myers drummer Jeff Hogg. “We’re excited to come back in a bigger way this year to support the series and the drivers, and we can’t wait to get the season underway!”

This will be the first full World of Outlaws season that Whiskey Myers’ genre-bending music is paired with the “4-wide” call, starting with the season-opening event at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 9-11. And, as part of the contingency program to reward more money to drivers at the end of the night, the band’s logo will be featured on all full-time World of Outlaws drivers’ cars throughout the year, along with awarding $50 each Feature to any driver – with the Whiskey Myers decal on their car – who finishes sixth.

Whiskey Myers shares its birthplace with the World of Outlaws, having formed in Texas and now selling out shows across the globe. Composed of members Cody Cannon, Cody Tate, John Jeffers, Jeff Hogg, Jamey Gleaves and Tony Kent, the group has sold more than 1.5 million albums and amassed over 2 billion streams while earning six RIAA Platinum & Gold certifications as an independent band.

Their latest self-produced album, Tornillo, is available everywhere now as the band known for their high-energy live show prepares for another exciting year on the road, from headlining their own tour to serving as direct support across several dates of Eric Church’s Outsiders Revival Tour.

Fans will also see Whiskey Myers spots on DIRTVision throughout the year. The band previously partnered with the premier dirt racing broadcast provider, which broadcasts every World of Outlaws race live, in December to livestream its concert from the Macon Centreplex in Macon, GA.

To find out more about Whiskey Myers, visit whiskeymyers.com and follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers. Be on the lookout for social sweepstakes during the year.

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Doe Run Raceway to Host Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series on July 21

DOE RUN, MO – Feb. 6, 2023 – Dirt Midgets will race around Doe Run Raceway for the first time in the track’s 29-year history when the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota makes its debut there on Friday, July 21.

The 1/6-mile oval in Missouri, more widely known for its weekly racing program of Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints, 206 Cage Karts, Mod Lites, B-Modifieds and the newly added Junior Sprints, will take on the national stars of the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets as part of the Series’ two-day weekend with Southern Illinois Raceway (July 22) in the Midwest.

“It’s awesome to have a national series like the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets come to Doe Run Raceway,” said Track Owner & Promoter Tommy Harris. “We’ve always dreamed of it for the last five years since we bought the track. We’ve made it bigger and better to bring something new to the locals around here.”

Doe Run fills the last remaining TBA date on the schedule, bringing the Series’ 2023 schedule to a complete 35-race slate.

“It’s exciting to form a new relationship with the Doe Run staff and bring Midget racing to a new local fanbase,” said Xtreme Outlaw Series Director Tyler Bachman. “We’re honored that Tommy and his team have chosen the Xtreme Outlaw Series to host their first-ever Midget event, and can’t wait to see what the future holds at the facility.”

Catch the rising stars of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota in action at Doe Run Raceway on Friday, July 21. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

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.

 

 

Southern Sprint Car Shootout Returns as Marquee Three-Day Event Jan. 25-27

BARBERVILLE, FL (Feb. 3, 2023) – After a successful inaugural Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout at Volusia Speedway Park, the event is expanding in 2024 to a high-paying three-day spectacular, Jan. 25-27.

Set to feature the best 360 Sprint Car drivers around the country, and beyond, the event will boast a more than $65,000 overall purse, paying $2,500 to win on Thursday and Friday, and then award a massive $10,000 payday on Saturday.

“After a great reception to the inaugural Southern Sprint Car Shootout, we saw the potential for it to be the next marquee 360 Sprint Car event in the country,” said Tyler Bachman, the event’s coordinator. “By expanding it to three days in 2024 and presenting an increased purse, we’re laying the groundwork for its continued growth for years to come.”

The inaugural event in January proved its future potential by attracting high-profile names like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Anthony Macri, future stars like Ryan Timms and Gavan Boschele, international travelers from the United Kingdom and Canada and a plethora of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the region.

And along with the names, it produced two nights of thrilling action around “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” with Timms, the 16-year-old standout, taking the inaugural victory. Then, Florida’s Tyler Clem won the main event on Saturday, holding off a stout field of drivers for what he called, “the biggest win of his life.”

The second running of the event in 2024 will host a practice night on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Then, there will be the three nights of Feature action for the Sprint Cars, which will be accompanied by 3/4 Modifieds.

Further details about the purse and format will be announced later.

To keep up with the latest information about the 2024 edition of the Southern Sprint Car Shootout, visit VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com and follow the track’s social pages.

Also, make sure to get your DIRTVision FAST PASS subscription which will allow you to watch every lap of the Southern Sprint Car Shootout live, along with access to every race at Volusia Speedway Park, premier Series like the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and many more.
Volusia Speedway Park — The World’s Fastest Half Mile — has been in operation for racing since 1968. The track was originally built by Benny Corbin as a way for dirt racing to grow in the Volusia County area. He owned the facility until 1982. Today, World Racing Group owns and operates Volusia Speedway Park, which plays host to the prestigious DIRTcar Nationals, Sunshine Nationals and Dale & Emil Reutimann Memorial in addition to its weekly racing program.


 

Zach Daum Returns to Defend Xtreme Midget Title, Building New Zealand-Brand King Chassis

Inaugural Series champion begins title defense at Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, March 10-11

 

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 31, 2023 – New season, same goal for Zach Daum. The inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota champion will return to the national tour in 2023 to defend his title with a new car and team combination he’s built himself.

 

Even with four national Midget championships already under his belt and a cabinet full of trophies from his past successes, Daum knows his best years are still ahead of him. At 31 years of ageg, his constant improvements and a relentless drive to compete have been catalysts for his return to defend his crown in the Series’ first full-length national schedule.

 

Read Also: Midgets Slated For 34 Races, $80,000 Points Fund In Second National Season

 

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“I feel like I’m at the best I’ve ever been at driving,” Daum said. “Obviously, you feel like you get better every year. I think we’re getting better and better every year; it’s just making sure you adapt is the biggest thing. Midget racing has changed so much, you have to make sure you adapt with it.”

 

But compared to previous seasons, 2023 will be different. With sponsorship from Kiwi Landscaping and Rockwell Security, Daum will be his own boss and race in his own equipment – built right in his 5d Speed Shop in Greenville, IL.

 

Daum has partnered with Auckland, NZ, fabricator Justin Insley to become the one and only authorized King Chassis builder/dealer in the United States – the same chassis Kyle Larson drove to back-to-back Chili Bowl Nationals victories in 2020 and 2021.

 

He’ll pilot a new King Chassis for the first time in the Xtreme Outlaw Series opener at Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, IL, March 10-11. Starting off fresh with his own equipment, sponsors and crew is a welcomed change for Daum after driving for various car owners over the past two years.

 

“We’re gonna be able to have my own car again, which is really cool for me,” Daum said. “I kinda got burnt out on Midget racing a couple years ago, and getting to run last year gave me a little bit of fire to go back.

 

“At the end of the day, my heart and soul is in Midget racing.”

 

After several years racing at the national level, Daum’s competitive tank ran dry during the 2020 season, leading him to a short hiatus. Intermittent appearances for multiple car owners in 2021 soon landed him a ride with Bundy Built Motorsports in 2022, with whom he captured the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship – his first national title since 2016.

 

Returning to work on his own operation is a feeling of comfort for Daum, who will continue 5d Speed Shop operations alongside his first chassis-building venture.

 

“I’m not a huge control freak, but just having the car in your own shop, being able to work on it, making sure everything is how you want it and is done – it’s peace of mind when you get to go racing,” Daum said.

 

As a 15-plus-year veteran of the Midget ranks, Daum has seen his fair share of good competition come and go throughout his career. He cut his teeth as a rookie racing alongside some of the modern-era’s most accomplished names – Clauson, Hagen, East, Hines, Coons Jr, among several others – and sees that same competitive edge in the incredible wave of youth that has taken the Midget ranks by storm over the past several seasons.

 

“It’s just different guys than there are now, and I feel like it was really tough,” Daum said, reflecting on the start of his Midget career. “The racing’s changed. The kids are really tough now. Everything’s just kinda changed, and I’m glad I got to see the transition of it.”

 

Regardless of who he competes against or how old they are, Daum is ready to take on whoever stands in his way of a repeat Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship in 2023.

 

“As long as we can stay consistent, stay up front, we can figure this car out pretty quick,” Daum said. “I feel like we have everything in place to win a championship, and that’s our plan.”

 

Tickets to see Daum and entire cast of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota are on sale now. Click here to get yours.

 

If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap of all 35 races live on DIRTVision.

 

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.

 

Defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Begins Season at Volusia on February 9-11

After back-to-back championship runner-up efforts in their first two years together, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports are confident the third time is the charm as they return to pursue their first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title in 2023.

In 2022, the Tod Quiring-owned operation was closer than ever to reaching the mountaintop with Gravel taking the tight fight all the way down to the 69th and final race at World Finals. With Ohioan Cody Jacobs returning to his crew chief role, all major sponsors back on board, and Gravel more hungry than ever behind the wheel, the #2 is determined to finish #1 this season.

“It’s championship or bust for us,” Gravel noted. “I think we’ve proven that we’re year-in and year-out title contenders by now and if maybe 20 or so laps go a different way last year then this is a different story. We know what we’re capable of and we know what is expected of us now, too. I’m excited to get to Volusia and get the ball rolling.”

Officially finishing 48 points behind Brad Sweet, it was little incidents like lap traffic chaos at Bakersfield and a flip while leading at Huset’s that can hurt the most when looking back. In the non-points department, five laps are all that separated him from becoming a two-time champion of the Knoxville Nationals as well.

There was plenty of positive, too, like last year’s trip to the DIRTcar Nationals, which resulted in a win and the Big Gator Championship. It was vital in giving Gravel and Big Game that early shot in the arm that nearly propelled them to the title stage in Charlotte. They’re heading back to Barberville, FL in two weeks with a fiery new design on the Huset’s Speedway, Billion Automotive #2.

Gravel is currently eight wins away from tying Stevie Smith for 10th on All-Time Win List. [Chris Owens]
Along with the usual Crown Jewels – $175,000/Win Knoxville Nationals, $175,000/Win Kings Royal, and $75,000/Win National Open – the Watertown, CT native also has the second annual High Bank Nationals circled on his calendar for June 21-24. The $250,000-to-win showdown at Huset’s Speedway will offer the richest payday in the history of Sprint Car Racing when conducted at the track promoted by Gravel’s car owner, Tod Quiring.

“Huset’s is obviously going to be a big one for us,” Gravel added. “I’ve always felt really well there since teaming up with Cody [Jacobs] and our results have shown that. Driving the Huset’s Speedway #2 at Huset’s Speedway for literally the biggest race in history when it goes down, that’s going to be special. I know we’re going to show up extra motivated that week.”

Entering 2023, the 30-year-old currently owns 753 starts, 76 career wins, 2,115 laps led, 191 podiums, 324 top fives, 545 top 10s, 97 quicktimes, and 208 heat wins with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

As mentioned, 2021 Crew Chief of the Year Cody Jacobs will resume his role as the head wrench on Gravel’s #2. Zach Patterson is back as the Tire Specialist for a second season, while Scott Vogelson – who was with the team in 2021 before joining CJB in 2022 – returns to Big Game in the Car Chief role.

Gravel’s 11th full-time campaign on the World of Outlaws trail officially begins with the season-opening Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9-11. He’s made 62 appearances at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” with recent successes highlighted by his 2022 Big Gator Championship and a wildly impressive streak of 18 consecutive top-10 finishes at the track.

To watch David and the rest of the Outlaws all year, watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

DRIVE FOR FIVE: Brad Sweet & Kasey Kahne Racing Continue Championship Chasing with World of Outlaws in 2023

87-Race Championship Begins on February 9-11 at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, NC - January 26, 2023 - The "Rour for 4" is complete and now the "Drive for 5" is on for Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing.

After announcing a multi-year extension to keep loyal partner NAPA Auto Parts on the #49, the four-time and reigning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions announced today their intentions to return full-time in pursuit of a fifth consecutive title with The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2023.

Already establishing himself as a future Hall of Famer, Sweet's fourth championship last year gives him the third most in the 45-year history of the World of Outlaws - trailing only Steve Kinser (20) and Donny Schatz (10). The longest streak of consecutive championships is six-straight by Kinser from 1983-88, an iconic feat that Sweet is still determined to reach by the end of 2024.

"Winning at the highest level of Sprint Car Racing is something you don't take for granted, and I think our consistent drive for more success and passion to be better is what has made our Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team so strong over the years," Sweet lamented on his successes. "You're never perfect out here on the road, so there are always improvements to be made and we are always chasing those. I think last year was kind of statistically, if you will, our worst championship in a way. Winning only five races was strange, especially after winning 16 before that, so there's a big chip on our shoulder coming back this year."

Although his numbers at the top dropped in 2022, the 37-year-old native of Grass Valley, CA remained as consistent as ever as he outdueled championship competitors David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, and more. For the second time in four years, the title hunt came down to the final race of the season but yet again, the #49 withstood the pressure and thrived when they needed it most.

As a 2018 Knoxville Nationals champion and two-time Kings Royal winner, Sweet's successes - and struggles - on the biggest stages in the sport have prepared him for all of the ups and downs of a grueling World of Outlaws campaign. Entering his 10th year on tour in 2023, The Big Cat joins an elite group of veterans who have been traveling down the road for more than a decade-plus and that experience is one of his biggest advantages.

"Experience is the single greatest asset you can have as a Sprint Car driver," Sweet added. "You saw it with Donny [Schatz] and so many other eventual stars, this is a process and it takes time but if you put in the work, it pays off in the end. Your mindset really changes over the years as we learn more and more and that has been a tool I've put to use battling for championships. I try not to think about the points until maybe September. To me, if I'm winning, I'm doing my job and the rest will take care of itself."

Entering this year, Sweet's career numbers with the World of Outlaws read as follows - 793 starts, 79 wins, 257 podiums, 406 top fives, 610 top 10s, 2,446 laps led, 69 Quick Times, and 216 Heat wins. He's currently five away from tying Stevie Smith for 10th on the All-Time Win List, which would give us a new member of the top-10 for the first time since his former KKR teammate Daryn Pittman surpassed Jac Haudenschild in 2018.

After building a dynasty with the same three core crew members since 2019, the mold of the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 team will look slightly different in 2023 following the departure of car chief Joe Mooney - who took over the crew chief role for Pennsylvania's Anthony Macri.

Eric Prutzman - a disciple of the legendary Ricky Warner - will remain as Sweet's crew chief and Ohio-native Andrew Bowman is back for his sixth season as Tire Specialist, but they'll welcome a new Car Chief in Tye Wolfgang - transitioning in-house from Kasey Kahne's #9 team.

"I think our camaraderie, you know having the same group of guys for so long, has played a large part in our success," Sweet noted. "It will obviously be a little bit different with Joe moving on, but he's got a really great opportunity to further his career and we're all thrilled for him. Luckily, Tye isn't a stranger to our operation at all coming over from Kasey's team, so hopefully we can all get acquainted with each other and hit the ground running."

Sweet's 10th full-time season on the World of Outlaws tour officially begins with the season-opening Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9-11. At 64 appearances, “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” is his third third-most visited track and home to more of his wins (6) than any other on tour. He's already one of three drivers to earn the Big Gator Championship twice, but now has aspirations of becoming the first to do so on three occasions in Barberville, FL.

The Kasey Kahne Racing #49 will continue to use Cappetta Engines and Maxim Chassis, and will be supported by NAPA Auto Parts, Karavan Trailers, FuelMe, Curb Records, ASE Certifications, Kahne Screen Print, Aerodine, AL Driveline, ATL, Brown and Miller, Cometic Gaskets, C & R Racing, Debeer Paint, Durst, Donovan Engines, Engler Machine, FK Rod Ends, FK Shocks, Godfrey Engines, HMS Motorsports, Kaedings Performance, KSE Racing Products, K1, Racing Optics, RPM Chassis, Shadow Graphics, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Weld Wheels, Wing Dynamics, Winters Performance, and WIX Filters.

To watch Sweet and the rest of the Outlaws all year, get tickets HERE or watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports Eye Sophomore Surge on World of Outlaws Sprint Car Trail

Continued Development the Goal for 2022 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Winner

January 24, 2023 - After a standout debut season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Spencer Bayston is back in the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber #5 full-time with more improvement, more wins, and more experience on his mind.

The 24-year-old native of Lebanon, IN enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2022 and hopes to further that success in 2023. His inaugural year on the road resulted in two wins (Bristol Motor Speedway and Huset's Speedway), five podium finishes, 16 top-five efforts, 40 top-10 runs, 70 laps led, four QuickTimes, eight Heat Race wins, and 32 Dash appearances.

In the 45th season of World of Outlaws history, Bayston became the seventh driver to score multiple Feature wins in his maiden attempt with The Greatest Show on Dirt and locked up the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with an eighth-place finish in the championship standings.

"The experience itself exceeded all of my expectations," Bayston said looking back on 2022. "The environment at the track and being on the road for the first time was all awesome and something I had dreamed of since I was a little kid. In terms of our performance, I feel like we were there most nights and competed at the front, but I think I personally lacked a little bit and I'm excited to get the chance to work on that and continue developing as a full-time Outlaw this year."

After leading six shows and averaging a 10.66 finish, Bayston is excited to remove the rookie stripes and feels like a "real Outlaw" entering 2023. However, being on the road isn't the goal; being the best is, and Bayston knows that takes time.

"I feel like I'm part of the group now, but I know there's a whole new level to reach if I want to be a top dog," Bayston continued. "I think that is achievable with this team, but I just have to put it all together. There are several little things that kept us from more wins and we have a short list of things to clean up. The good news is we have 90 races to work on that this year."

Along with the 62nd Knoxville Nationals at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway (Aug. 9-12), the 40th Kings Royal at Ohio's Eldora Speedway (July 14-15), and the 61st National Open at Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway (Sept. 29-30), Bayston is excited to get back to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD for the second High Bank Nationals - offering a $250,000 payday on June 21-24.

"Huset's was a big week for us last year with the release of TrueTimber and then winning right out of the gate," Bayston said. "I think that might be one of my most anticipated weeks of the year. I think we left plenty on the table come showtime last year, so we're eager for a chance at redemption this year. Plus, how can you not be excited racing for a quarter of a million dollars? I think that will be an epic week."

Veteran crew chief Barry Jackson will return to lead the #5 Team, along with crew members Aydin Lloyd and Erik Coyle. Based out of Carlisle, PA, the CJB Motorsports camp will enjoy 14 World of Outlaws races in their home state this year - a slight advantage they hope to take capitalize on.

For Bayston, the Lebanon, IN resident will get two nights in "The Hoosier State" with World of Outlaws races at Haubstadt's Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 29, and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 29.

His second year on the World of Outlaws tour officially begins with the season-opening Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9-11. Through a short seven appearances at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, the former NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series champion has admittedly struggled at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile with a career-best of 16th - a stat he's determined to improve in two weeks.

CJB Motorsports will again be supported by TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

To watch Spencer and the rest of the Outlaws all year, get tickets HERE or watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout Attracting Hall of Famers, NASCAR Stars, International Drivers

BARBERVILLE, FL (Jan. 23, 2023) – History will be made at Volusia Speedway Park with the inaugural Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout, Jan. 26-28, and some of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing are set to join the field.

The event will mark the United Sprint Car Series’ first time back at Volusia in 18 years and give fans the chance to see Sprint Car racing at the track for the first time in January since 1987.

More than 30 drivers are currently expected to attend the event, representing 14 states and three countries – the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

On that list include two NASCAR connected entries, the winningest driver in 410 Sprint Car racing last year, two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, one of the biggest rising stars from New York, several Florida natives and more.

They’ll all gather in Barberville, FL for a $3,000-to-win prize Friday, Jan. 27, and then an impressive $5,000 top prize on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be an open practice on Thursday, Jan. 26. Tickets are available at the track. If you can’t make it, you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow:

NASCAR CONNECTIONS: Two of the biggest names in NASCAR will have a presence at the inaugural Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot his NOS Energy Drink #17, while Christopher Bell will debut his new Bell Kemenah Racing team with 14-year-old prodigy Gavan Boschele.

Stenhouse – Along with Stenhouse’s duties of driving for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, he’s also co-owner of Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing, which fields the #17 410 Sprint Car in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. But from time to time, with his dad helping wrench on the car, Stenhouse will go back to his roots and run his own #17 360 Sprint Car. Before joining NASCAR, Stenhouse was initially set to become a full-time World of Outlaws driver.

Stenhouse has made 14 starts with the United Sprint Car Series and has collected five wins – two in 2020 and three in 2021. Should he make the show, it will be his Feature debut at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

Bell – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell recently announced the formation of Bell Kemenah Racing, partnering with his father-in-law, Brian Kemenah, who will help lead the team. Kemenah is a veteran Sprint Car mechanic, having claimed All Star Circuit of Champions titles with Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer and was the mechanic on Shaffer’s 2011 Knoxville Nationals winning car.

While Bell has driven his own #21 Sprint Car before, he’s tapped rising-star Gavan Boschele to pilot the car at the Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout. Boschele is one of three drivers Bell and Kemenah plan on working with. The 14-year-old North Carolina native has already established himself on the national scene, winning the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series race last May and having won an iconic Golden Driller in the Stock Non-Wing class during December’s Tulsa Shootout in Oklahoma.

MACRI AFTER MORE: Anthony Marci, of Dillsburg, PA, was the winningest driver in 410 Sprint Car racing last year, picking up 23 victories overall, including two with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – his first with the Series.

Already eager for more, Macri has entered the two-day show at Volusia, also giving him prep time for the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park with the World of Outlaws, Feb. 9-11. He’s made six previous starts at Volusia – all in a 410 Sprint Car – earning a career best finish of fifth with the World of Outlaws last year.

UK TO VOLUSIA: Traveling the farthest distance to compete in the Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout is Ryan Harrison, of North Hampshire, UK. The Englishman has been traveling to the United States to race Sprint Cars for the past five years. This year will mark his first time competing at Volusia Speedway Park.

He’s making sure to show up in style this year, too. Harrison has purchased a car from NASCAR driver Alex Bowman – which Bowman drove a few times in 2022 – and is having it assembled by legendary Sprint Car mechanic and engine builder Joe Gaerte.

Harrison won his first Sprint Car race with the United Sprint Car Series last year at Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina.

HALL OF FAMERS: Two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees are set to join the inaugural event – Terry Gray and Danny Smith.

Gray, of Bartlett, TN, is the 14-time and defending USCS champion and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame last year. He was also the last driver to win with the USCS at Volusia – his sole victory at the track.

Smith, of Chillicothe, OH, is the 2021 USCS national champion and 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee. He has five wins overall with USCS, along with 25 All Star Circuit of Champions victories and three World of Outlaws win.

LOCKED IN: Of the more than 30 drivers attempting to make the 24-car Feature, Tyler Clem already has a spot locked for him. He won the inaugural Battle in Barberville in December at Volusia, giving him an edge on the competition.

The St. Petersburg, FL driver is multi-talented, having driven Sprint Cars, Late Models and Modifieds. He dominated the Battle in Barberville event, leading all 25 laps and claiming his second victory at Volusia. By virtue of being locked into the main event, Clem and his team can focus on race set ups, rather than having to stress about getting a good qualifying lap to start off the night.

NY’S STAR: Paulie Colagiovanni, of Cicero, NY, gained international attention in 2021 when he finished second with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Ransomville Speedway after nearly winning the event. He then backed that up with a third-place run with the Series in 2022.

The 21-year-old, has already established himself as one of the top Sprint Car drivers in New York, having claimed the 2019 Empire Super Sprint Series championship. In five starts with USCS, he picked up one win in 2021, and has finished sixth or better in four of those starts.

ENTRY LIST (with more expected by race day):
Car No. – Driver – Hometown
1 – Brenham Crouch – Lubbock, TX
1 – Glynn Styres – Ohsweken, ON, Canada
4 – Danny Smith – Chillicothe, OH
4M – Michael Miller – Pascagoula, MS
4X – Scott Baldwin – Jupiter, FL
5 – Hayden Campbell – Montverde, FL
7 – Devon Borden – Raymond, WA
7e – Eric Gunderson – Canton, GA
9 – Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON, Canada
10 – Terry Gray – Bartlett, TN
10 – Paulie Colagiovanni – Cicero, NY
14 – Tyler Clem – St. Petersburg, FL
14 – Jordon Mallett – Greenbrier, AR
15 – Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON, Canada
17 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – Olive Branch, MS
20 – Anthony Macri – Dillsburg, PA
21 – Gavan Boschele – Mooresville, NC
22 – Riley Goodno – Knoxville, IA
23 – Lance Moss – Cherryville, NC
24 – Danny Martin, Jr. – Sarasota, FL
24 – Danny Sams III – North Port, FL
28 – Jeff Willingham – Ripley, MS
28F – Davey Franek – Sussex, NJ
28 – Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC, Canada
43 – Terry Witherspoon – Jacksonville, FL
44 – Chris Martin – Ankeny, IA
47 – Eric Riggins, Jr. – Charlotte, NC
47x – Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON, Canada
63 – Josh Weller – Mertztown, PA
82 – Garrett Green – Valrico, FL
83 – Mark Ruel, Jr. – Jacksonville, FL
96s – Brandon Sampson – Mesa, AZ
99 – Tanner Witherspoon – Jacksonville, FL
197 – Ryan Harrison – North Hampshire, UK

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Ready for Third Full-Time Campaign with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

The Jonestown Jet Excited to Continue Living Dream with The Greatest Show on Dirt

January 23, 2023 - Remaining a constant with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Brock Zearfoss is set to bring the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill #3Z back on tour for a third consecutive season in 2023.

The Jonestown, PA native is more confident than ever entering year three with new sponsors - Milton Hershey School and A.Lane Living - joining his program, a schedule allowing him to race close to home more often, and lofty, but realistic goals in mind for his family-owned operation.

"I can't wait to get going," Zearfoss said on the World of Outlaws campaign while taking time from his Australian adventure. "We obviously progressed in year two compared to year one, and I think we can only get better in year three. Our performance is continually improving the more we return to unfamiliar tracks, which is a crucial element of succeeding on the road. We're adding some sponsors, help, and components that will make our team more competitive and I feel we can have a great season for our partners that support us."

After going winless throughout his rookie campaign in 2021, Zearfoss came back with a chip on his shoulder in 2022 and certainly showcased improvement all throughout the country. Along with 20 top-10 finishes and a 10th-place championship finish, he recorded top-five runs at South Dakota's Huset's Speedway and New York's Weedsport Speedway to go with his first win as a full-timer at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway.

In 2023, Brock is determined to grow those numbers and turn in a career year with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"Obviously, we're going to shoot for the moon but we have realistic goals, too," Zearfoss noted his expectations. "We basically want to double our totals from last year, so hopefully we're around three-to-five wins, 20-30 top fives, 30-40 top 10s. We want to be somewhere in those ranges for a successful season."

The Keystone State racer is excited about the new changes coming to the 2023 schedule, which keeps him in his home state of Pennsylvania for 14 of the 87 scheduled World of Outlaws races. He'll get seven shows at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA (home of his first Series win), four nights at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA (where he is a former track champion), another two races at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, and a new date at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.

In the meantime, Zearfoss is soaking up the sun down under as he remains sharp with another off-season campaign in Australia. Driving for the Goldstar Transport team, he's already earned multiple podium finishes at Perth Motorplex and now prepares for the biggest week of the year in Australia Sprint Car Racing. His trip will conclude this weekend on Friday-Sunday, January 27-29 with the 50th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria - an event available to stream for DIRTVision's American audience.

Zearfoss' third year on the World of Outlaws trail officially begins with the season-opening Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9-11. Through 14 appearances at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, he owns a career-best finish of 11th which he established during last year's pursuit of the Big Gator Championship.

Todd Berkheimer will return as crew chief on the #3Z, along with crew members Matt Frisbie and Kasey Walters.

Zearfoss will again be supported by Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

To watch Brock and the rest of the Outlaws all year, get tickets HERE or watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

NEXT LEVEL: Jones, Trifecta Motorsports Join Xtreme Midget Full-Time Roster

Texas-Oklahoma team begins championship chase March 10-11 indoors at Southern Illinois Center

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 23, 2023 – After a career-best run at the 2023 Chili Bowl Nationals, Kyle Jones and the No. 7U Trifecta Motorsports team are committed to chasing the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota championship.

Jones and car owner Steve Carbone are currently in their fifth year of partnership, and already have some goals set for the 35-race slate.

“We really want to win a race,” Jones said. “We’ve been really close to winning a national Midget race, and that’s our ultimate goal for sure.

“Once you get over the hill and win the first one, I think they start coming a little bit easier. Of course, none of them are way easy. But we’ve just gotta get over that mountain, and once we do that, I feel like it’ll be a little easier for us.”

Though they did not reach Xtreme Outlaw Victory Lane last season, they came close on more than one occasion – a third-place run after starting on the pole at Davenport Speedway last August, and a fourth-place finish at Port City Raceway in October. Those two top fives and six top 10s collected throughout the season added up to a fourth-place finish in the final points standings.

Together, Jones and Trifecta are reaching new heights every season. For a team that used to compete only at the Chili Bowl, their evolution has been a long and winding road.

Jones was first introduced to the Tulsa, OK-based team when fellow Texan and former NASCAR driver David Starr mentioned Jones’ name to Trifecta management and told them to give Jones a call. Jones got that call during the 2018 season and won the first outdoor race they entered together before competing in their first Chili Bowl the following January.

Fast forward five seasons, and it’s full steam ahead on a full national Midget schedule.

“It’s so awesome to see how much it’s grown over the years,” Jones said. “It went from one race a year, to five races a year, to doing 15… now we’re running a national tour. It’s just really cool to be a part of it.”

With Jones’ Texas residency and the team’s home base in Oklahoma, travel can sometimes have a big presence on the team expense report. However, the great partners for the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota season have paved the way for a hefty contingency program and a healthy nightly purse that will keep current teams on the road and attract newcomers to join.

“For some of the races, like the ones out in PA, it makes it a little tough on us,” Jones said. “But the fact that the Xtreme Outlaw Series gives you incentives to get out there and do that, like the tow money and helping with pit passes and stuff like that, it helps a ton. We don’t have to worry about that.”

They’ve already had a strong start to the 2023 season with a solid run at Chili Bowl. A smooth and steady line around the bottom of the Tulsa Expo Raceway in his Tuesday night prelim A-Main drove the 29-year-old Texan from 14th on the starting grid to P2 for several laps at his peak, before ultimately settling for fourth by the checkered flag. That prelim night momentum carried over to Saturday, where, after transferring into the big show from a B-Main, Jones again came from deep on a 16th-to-sixth tear through the A-Main, marking his best career finish in the event.

Taking the momentum that he built-up in Tulsa, Jones is arguably the most confident and comfortable he’s ever been in the car. It’s the jumpstart he and the team needed before the Xtreme Outlaw season opener at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, IL, Friday-Saturday, March 10-11.

“Your whole year – people think the season starts in March or February or whenever – it starts right here for me,” Jones said. “If you come in here and have a really good run, that’s momentum throughout the whole year.”

Catch Jones and the Trifecta No. 7U on track at every Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota in 2023 – for tickets and the full schedule, visit XtremeOutlawSeries.com. If you can’t be at your nearest event, stream every lap live on DIRTVision.

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.

 

 

Kasey Kahne Returning for Full-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Season in 2023

Five-Time Champion Owner Chasing First World of Outlaws Win as Driver of #9

MOORESVILLE, NC - January 20, 2023 - Kasey Kahne's legacy with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue growing in 2023 as he returns to full-time competition with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Signing on for his second season with the Series, the 42-year-old superstar from Enumclaw, WA will again pilot the Kasey Kahne Racing, Karavan Trailers, FuelMe #9 this year. With 80+ races planned from February to November, the coast-to-coast World of Outlaws tour will take Kahne from the Florida sunshine to the Pennsylvania Pigeon Hills to his native home in Washington, and everywhere in between.

After a trying attempt at the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2022, Kahne is hopeful for a simpler sophomore showing with the goal being more triumphs than tribulations in 2023.

"I feel really, really good," Kahne admitted. "I'm excited to go full-time Sprint Car Racing again this year and I feel like personally, I got a lot better last year going this route. We definitely had a lot of ups and downs during 2022, so I'm hoping for a much smoother and more successful season this year.

The ups of last year were certainly great - leading laps and recording his first-career podium at Huset's Speedway - but the downs did leave their mark. Hard crashes at tracks like Volusia Speedway Park, Eldora Speedway, and Jackson Motorplex - all at the 'wrong place, wrong time' - unfortunately forced Kahne onto the sidelines for a combined 27 events through the spring and summer.

Undoubtedly, though, the speed was there; and Kahne is feeling more confident than ever after running his largest dirt racing schedule in almost two decades. The goal now for 2023 is quite simple - win, win, and win.

"Getting that first [World of Outlaws] win is obviously at the top of our bucket list, and it would be huge," Kahne added. "We've been fortunate enough to win so many races with so many drivers at KKR, but I want to be on that list too. It feels incredibly rewarding to win as an owner considering all I've put into the sport and continue to put into it, but purely as a race car driver, I want to win myself. It's been a while since I felt that and that feeling is why we do it, it's why we love racing."

Kahne's quest for his first-career World of Outlaws win begins with the season-opening Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9-11. Through 26 appearances at The World's Fastest Half-Mile, Kahne most notably scored a 2002 All Star Circuit of Champions win and established his World of Outlaws career-best at the track with a ninth-place finish in 2021.

Justin Adams will return as Kahne's crew chief in 2023, along with crew members Brad Tunny and Payton Gries.

The team will use Cappetta Engines and Maxim Chassis, and will be supported by Karavan Trailers, FuelMe, Curb Records, ASE Certifications, Kahne Screen Print, Aerodine, AL Driveline, ATL, Brown and Miller, Cometic Gaskets, C & R Racing, Debeer Paint, Durst, Donovan Engines, Engler Machine, FK Rod Ends, FK Shocks, Godfrey Engines, HMS Motorsports, Kaedings Performance, KSE Racing Products, K1, NAPA Auto Parts, Racing Optics, RPM Chassis, Shadow Graphics, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Weld Wheels, Wing Dynamics, Winters Performance, and WIX Filters.

To watch Kahne and the rest of the Outlaws all year long, get tickets HERE or watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing Joining World of Outlaws Tour Full Time in 2023

CONCORD, NC (Jan. 20, 2023) – Giovanni Scelzi, one of the most prominent rising stars in Sprint Car racing, is set to join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-time in 2023.

The Fresno, CA driver, son of drag racing legend Gary Scelzi, will run his first full World of Outlaws tour this year with KCP Racing, which is making its first full-time return since 2019.

“The only way that you get to the next level and win more Outlaw shows is by racing with those guys every weekend,” Scelzi said. “There’s a lot of aspects of it but I think it is a no brainer to point toward doing the full Outlaw thing. You think about it over and over and eventually it’s like, ‘Hey, let’s do this.’

At 21 years old, Scelzi has already amassed a stout career. He won the 2021 360 Knoxville Nationals with KCP and backed that up with a fourth-place finish in the 2021 Knoxville Nationals. He won an ARCA West Series race in 2020. And in 152 starts with the World of Outlaws, Scelzi has already picked up five victories, 29 top five finishes and 81 top 10s.

Each victory has been as impressive as the next. His first World of Outlaws win came in 2018 during a National Open preliminary night when he was 16 years old ­– becoming the youngest Series winner. His second came at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, besting Kyle Larson in the closing laps.

Scelzi picked up two victories with the World of Outlaws in 2022 during the Spring West Coast Swing, leading to a top-five spot in the early points standings before going to a pick-and-choose schedule for the year. As the season progressed, Scelzi realized he was ready to follow his dream in 2023.

“We just started talking about it, looking at the pay structures and [Scelzi] said, ‘Let’s do it,” said Matt Barbara, co-owner of KCP Racing. “I said, ‘Are you ready?’ He said, ‘I’m ready. Now is the time.’

“For our team, we’re spending the same amount of money whether we’re racing here or everywhere. Why not race with the best in the business every single night?”

Scelzi joined KCP Racing in the latter half of 2020 – a relationship that was initially meant to be short-term. But with his heart in Sprint Car racing and an instant bond with the team, he found a group that could help him accomplish his dreams. And he could help accomplish theirs.

“He and his dad Gary walked into the shop and the minute they walked in it was like, well, this is a done deal,” Barbara said about hiring Scelzi in 2020. “He’s really real. Him and I seemed to hit it off right away. We’re really good friends now. We do a lot together. Right then and there you can always tell; this is going to be sweet. He’s been ultra-honest with me and been loyal to our team. The minute he and Gary walked in I felt like I already knew him. It was a really easy decision. It never felt like it should be anyone else.”

KCP Racing, which was formed in 2013 by Barbara and Bret Nehring, ran full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2018 and 2019 and has earned seven Series victories (four with Ian Madsen and three with Scelzi). This year, Barbara said he believes they’re coming in more prepared for the full tour.

“I think this is going to be a different experience,” he said. “I think when we did it for the two and a half years with Ian our team was in maybe a different spot."

While being a World of Outlaws champion is always the ultimate goal, Scelzi and the team are taking their goals one race at a time for 2023.

“You know, realistically, competing night to night, I’ve never run for a points series, a professional points series,” Scelzi said. “Definitely will change my view point a little bit. But you always want to say, ‘Hey, don’t let the points bother you.’ I think, realistically, you run every race and make every show. I think the guys we have in place right now, if we can run top five in points, that will be an incredible accomplishment for us.”

Adam Clark returns as Scelzi’s crew chief, along with crew members Jett Carney and Aaron Beiler.

The team will use Morrison Racing Engines and Maxim Racing chassis, and will be supported by Aspen Aire, Logan Contractors, Bring Fuel, Hawkeye Truck Equipment, Teds Body Shop, Iowa Contracting, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Excavating, Precision Underground Utilities, Cox Design & Metal Fabrication, Carman Trucking, JMT Trucking, Concrete Supply, Armor Electric, BerganKDV, Hanifen Towing, A+ Lawncare & Landscape, Schoenfeld, Bell and Sparco.

To watch Scelzi and the KCP Racing team all year, get tickets HERE or watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Sharon Speedway Joins DIRTVision’s Lineup of Live Weekly Racing

HARTFORD, OH (Jan. 18, 2023) – Fans will have a new reason to be excited about DIRTVision’s premier lineup of live weekly racing this year with the addition of Sharon Speedway.

The historic Ohio track, owned by 1995 World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Dave Blaney, will have its weekly events from May to September streamed live on DIRTVision, highlighted by World of Outlaws events, Western PA Speedweeks with 410 Sprint Cars, Pro Stock Nationals and the Applefest Nationals, featuring 410 Sprint Cars, Big Block Modifieds and several other divisions.

“Sharon Speedway is a bucket list track everyone talks about, due to its consistency of exciting racing for more than 90 years,” said Jim Chiappelli, DIRTVision general manager. “We’re excited to now be able to bring fans weekly racing from the speedway in addition to the World of Outlaws events already scheduled.”

Sharon will host two visits for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (May 20 and Sept. 23) and a three-day weekend for the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models (May 25-27).

The two-day Pro Stock Nationals is the richest Pro Stock event in the region, last year paying $10,000 to the winner. The biggest names in the division will return to try and write their name in the history books, July 21-22, with UMP Modifieds as the support class.

Two Wednesday night 410 Sprint Car shows will also be on the schedule (June 28 and Aug. 30), giving fans a chance to see more weekday Sprint Car racing throughout the year. The show in June will have Rush Sprint Cars as a support class and the show in August will have Big Block Modifieds as a support class.

The full schedule of events can be found HERE.

To watch every racing live from Sharon Speedway, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS with DIRTVision and experience every event either online or through the DIRTVision App.

Sharon Speedway joins DIRTVision’s growing list of premier tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway, Millbridge Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park. Fans with a FAST PASS subscription can also access every race for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota and DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

 

 

EAGER SHARK: Logan Schuchart Has Eyes on Big Gator, World of Outlaws Titles
Schuchart will kick off his 10th full-time season with the World of Outlaws at DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 9-11

BARBERVILLE, FL (Jan. 13, 2023) – Logan Schuchart ended the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season with the same number of wins as Brad Sweet. However, Sweet won the title, while Schuchart finished sixth in points.

He’s eager to change that in 2023.

Already ahead of where he and the Shark Racing team were last year in preparation for the new season, Schuchart has his eyes on a second DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship in February to help kick off a World of Outlaws championship run.

“Last year we didn’t really know what was going on with RelaDyne and Drydene until pretty late and this year, in October, we already knew they were on board again so we could kind of be more prepared,” Schuchart said. “We could get stuff ahead of time to be ready to go this winter.

“We got it done last year, but, like, January was a mess. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off. This year, it is a little more relaxed. We can do things how they should be done. A little more organized.”

He’s hoping that leads to the success they had at Volusia Speedway Park in 2021 when he won his first Big Gator Championship and claimed his third DIRTcar Nationals Feature win (two with the World of Outlaws and one with the All Star Circuit of Champions).

Along with that being his first time hoisting the life-size championship gator trophy, it was also a first for several members on his Shark Racing team. A true testament to their hard work and consistency throughout the event.

“Just the consistency of the week and being in the points lead made us feel good about what we had going on,” Schuchart said. “Obviously, it is early in the season and is a few races at one track, but it makes you feel good.

“It was a first for me to win the Big Gator and people on my team. Bill Klingbeil, my stepdad, he does all of our PR stuff, he’s been in this sport a long time. He worked for Donny (Schatz, the 10-time World of Outlaws champion), Dale Blaney. A lot of big teams like [Tony Stewart Racing] and he never won the Big Gator before. For him to work for those teams and never win that and that was able to be a first for him, I thought that was pretty special, especially with the level of competition he worked with in the past.”

Schuchart finished seventh, 25th and ninth during the three days of DIRTcar Nationals last year. The 25th-place finished was a DNF due to a mechanical problem. It was the first of multiple DNFs that plagued him and his team throughout the year, and one of the reasons they fell 436 points behind Sweet at the end of the season with them both having five wins, Schuchart said.

By being ahead of the game in preparation, having confidence in their parts, having the support they need and a focus on eliminating DNFs this year, Schuchart said he and his Drydene/DuraMax #1s team believe they can be title contenders.

“I want to race for a championship,” Schuchart said. “I believe we can do that. [Brad Sweet] had zero DNFs, while we had eight or nine. We just can’t do that. Some of it is a learning experience. Some of it is financial. Some of it is COVID left over parts you can’t get. 2020 was our best year (with seven wins and finishing second in points), but obviously all those parts were bought the year before and prepared the year before. Since then, we’ve had to change around some of our program for different parts that we might not have felt as confident in. I feel like that has caused us some issues in the last year.

“Hopefully we’ve figured them out. We feel like we have. There’re always things you’re going to learn along the way. But I feel really good about the quality of our race cars, the parts that are in them and the people we have working on them, I feel like they do a great job. We definitely have the capabilities of achieving those goals.”

Being a professional race car driver and a World of Outlaws champion is something the Hanover, PA driver has dreamed about since a kid, watching his grandfather, Bobby Allen, live the life of an Outlaw. To him, it’s the ultimate testament of being the ultimate Sprint Car driver.

“The highest level of Sprint Cars to me is always the World of Outlaws, it always has been,” Schuchart said. “It’s where the best drivers, the best mechanics have always been, and I think still continue to be there. You might have guys that can show up at these big events and show up at different parts of the country and be fast, but you take those same cars and let them run with the World of Outlaws full-time, they’ll be seventh, eighth, ninth-place cars.

“The World of Outlaws is the toughest level of competition that there is. Especially when you run with them 80 times. So, to win an Outlaw championship, to say that you’re the best in the world is my goal. That would be pretty special to myself and my team.”

To watch Schuchart battle for another Big Gator Championship during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 9-11, against the rest of the World of Outlaws stars, get your tickets HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of DIRTcar Nationals live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Federated Auto Parts joins DIRTcar Nationals, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Federated Auto Parts will serve as title sponsor of DIRTcar Nationals and multiple World of Outlaws Sprint Car events, while Federated Car Care will sponsor the World of Outlaws Sprint Car work zone

CONCORD, NC (Jan. 12, 2023) – Federated Auto Parts has signed a multi-year deal to sponsor the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car work zone, select events and serve as title sponsor for DIRTcar Nationals.

The iconic auto parts brand will commence its new partnerships in 2023 with the 52nd Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-18, which will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Feb. 9-11.

“Federated Auto Parts has been a staple in dirt racing and motorsports for generations, so it is exciting to have them become a direct partner with DIRTcar Nationals and the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “I know their partnership and dedication to the sport will help further enhance the event and series.”

Throughout the 87-race World of Outlaws Sprint Car season, spanning from February to November, the work zone will be known as the Federated Car Care Work Zone. Not only is the work zone a key element to every event, giving drivers and teams a space to work on their cars during a race, it's also one of the best representations of camaraderie in the sport. No matter the car, fans always see several teams pitch in and share parts to help with any issue.

Federated Auto Parts will also serve as the title sponsor of three World of Outlaws Sprint Car events, which will be announced later.

The Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals will showcase two weeks of racing with seven different series and five drivers earning the prestigious Big Gator Championship. Week 1 will see racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. Then, Week 2 will have USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models.

Tickets to DIRTcar Nationals and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events are on sale, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

FOUR SCORE: World Finals to Showcase Every Series on Track All Four Days
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series will qualify on Wednesday and have full race programs Thursday through Saturday
 

CONCORD, NC (Jan. 11, 2023) – The World of Outlaws World Finals format has been enhanced this year for fans to see all three series on all four days of the event when all dirt roads lead to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 1-4.

Continuing to feature the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, the 2023 edition of World Finals will see Qualifying (for Thursday and Friday’s programs) for the three series completed on Wednesday and then full race programs for each series Thursday through Saturday – like last year, points earned throughout the week will set the lineups for Saturday’s Heat Races.

It all culminates to the electrifying championship finale on Saturday where the 2023 champion will be crowned from each series at the end of the night.

“Expanding the World of Outlaws World Finals into a four-day show last year proved to be a success, giving fans an extra day of exciting racing and another chance to meet the drivers, but we realized to enhance that experience we wanted to give fans a chance to see all three series every night,” said Jeff Hachmann, World Racing Group executive director of events. “Now, the championship storylines will build all four nights for each series.”

Wednesday will be all about speed. The Low-E Insulation Qualifying rounds for the Sprint Cars, Late Models and Big Block Modifieds will showcase the fastest laps of the week as drivers will be keen to find every ounce of speed their car has, pushing every component to its limit. Where they line up could not only determine their chance to win, but also their chance for a title.

The first round of qualifying for each series will set the lineup for Thursday’s Heat Races, then they’ll do another round of qualifying to set the lineup for Friday’s Heat Races. After Qualifying is compete, a Pit Party will be held.

Fans will then be treated to full race programs — minus qualifying — the rest of the week for all three series. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 5pm (ET) on Thursday and Friday and 3pm (ET) on Saturday.

Saturday’s event will also feature the flag ceremony and fan-favorite 3X4 Wide Salute to the Fans with cars in all three series on the track at the same time.

On Thursday and Friday, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are scheduled to run a 25 lap Feature, the World of Outlaws Late Models 25 laps and the Super DIRTcar Series 30 laps. For the finale on Saturday, the Sprint Cars are scheduled to run a 30 lap Feature, the Late Models 50 laps and the Big Blocks 40 laps.

Giving fans the unique experience of seeing three champions crowned at the same time, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion and Super DIRTcar Series champion will be honored together on stage at the conclusion of Saturday’s program with a blaze of fireworks and bath of confetti.

“The World of Outlaws World Finals has grown to be one of the biggest events in Charlotte, and by expanding it to four days with more on track action and more fan activities, we continue to establish the event as one of the most marquee attractions in motorsports,” said Eric Singhaus, Charlotte Motor Speedway event manager. “I’m excited for fans to experience the new format this year and get to see all three Series every night.”

For tickets to the epic four-day World of Outlaws World Finals championship finale, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

UPPIN' THE ANTE: Low-E Insulation Adds More Money for "FL to PA Spring Showdown"
Six-Race Series Visits Volusia, Port Royal, Williams Grove and Lincoln in March with a $20,000 purse to be split between three drivers

BARBERVILLE, FL (Jan. 6, 2023) – The Low-E Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown will be more lucrative than originally planned as the company has doubled the purse for the early-season six-race series.

Utilizing the standard World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points system, the top-three points earners during the stretch from Volusia Speedway Park (March 5-6), Port Royal Speedway (March 10-11), Williams Grove Speedway (March 17), and Lincoln Speedway (March 18) will earn $10,000 for first, $6,000 for second, and $4,000 for third.

The company, which offers distribution locations near racing fans in Scranton, PA, and Orange Park, FL, will also serve as the official sponsor of Qualifying for The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2023.

"It's exciting to give Sprint Car fans an added storyline to follow with the FL to PA Spring Showdown," said Tom Miller, president of Low-E Insulation. "The dirt racing community in both areas is incredibly passionate, so we're excited to not only grow our involvement with the Series but with the drivers, the tracks, and the fans as well. We're excited to see who can come out on top."

Beginning at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, the six-race series starts with a "Bike Week" special on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Six of the 2022 full-time World of Outlaws drivers have already won at Volusia, led by the two champions Donny Schatz (14 wins) and Brad Sweet (6 wins). The return to “The World's Fastest Half-Mile” comes three weeks after DIRTcar Nationals, meaning Volusia will host a record five World of Outlaws races in 2023.

Driving from the Sunshine State to the Keystone State, teams will head north along the east coast and find two weeks of racing against the Pennsylvania Posse - something never done before in the month of March.

Port Royal Speedway welcomes the World of Outlaws for the first of four shows on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11. Over the last 10 Series events at "The Speed Palace," wins have been split with four to the invaders, four to the Outlaws, and two to the Posse - including Anthony Macri's dominant weekend sweep of the Nittany Showdown last fall.

On Friday, March 17, Williams Grove Speedway will expand its record as the most-visited track in Series history by hosting the first of seven World of Outlaws races with a one-night battle in Mechanicsburg, PA. Among active drivers, the winningest stars at the paperclip half-mile are Donny Schatz (21), Lance Dewease (17), David Gravel (8), Brent Marks (3), Carson Macedo (2), and Danny Dietrich (2).

On Saturday, March 18, Lincoln Speedway takes center stage with the first of two stops in Abbottstown, PA this season. Since returning to "The Pigeon Hills" in 2012, the Series has hosted 12 races and it's been a perfect six-six split between the Outlaws and the Posse. The most recent winner is Jacob Allen, who claimed an emotional first-career win at his home track last spring aboard the Shark Racing #1A.

"Anytime you can bring new sponsors into the sport it's a great thing, especially when they're committed to helping the racers," said reigning World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Spencer Bayston, who drives for Pennsylvania-based CJB Motorsports. "There's room for improvement for us at Volusia, but I know Barry [Jackson] is super comfortable at those Pennsylvania tracks and the #5 unloads extra-fast out of the box when we're close to the shop. This will be an exciting little mini-series to get the year going."

Prior to the FL to PA Spring Showdown, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officially begins the 2023 season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL with the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals on February 9-11.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2023 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

BACK FOR MORE: Robbie Price Returning to Sides Motorsports #7S for Full World of Outlaws Campaign

Canadian Officially Set to Contend for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year in 2023

DECEMBER 28, 2022 - The first contender for the 2023 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award has arrived, and his name is Robbie Price.

After contesting a partial season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2022, the Cobble Hill, British Columbia native officially announced today his intent to return to the tour full-time in 2023 aboard the Sides Motorsports #7S.

"I'm really excited to do the full deal finally," Price told SPEED SPORT. "It's been a while since someone from the Northwest has been out on the tour. I want to be able to run the whole deal and nobody from where I'm from has run the tour, let alone 90% of the tracks we go to, so Jason is the perfect fit for us. I've always wanted to run the Outlaws deal and that's something I can finally put on my resume now."

"We're excited to have Robbie back with the team and look forward to him taking another step forward as we return to some tracks that he saw for the first time last year," Jason Sides said to SPEED SPORT. "It's tough to show up to a new track and be competitive right off the bat against the World of Outlaws. We saw improvement on some of the tracks we went back to compared to his debut, so we're focused on continuing that development."

Qualifying for 34 NOS Energy Drink Features in 2022, Price continually improved throughout the year with his first career top-five finishes coming in back-to-back weeks at North Dakota's Red River Valley Speedway and Washington's Skagit Speedway.

"Seat time is the biggest thing and one thing that is the hardest to get," Price continued. "I had a lot of fun last year and I felt like we started to piece together some solid runs. I'm hoping that we start the year off with the momentum we had toward the end. I'm really focused on getting better on the big tracks and focusing on running well on smaller tracks where I'm naturally more comfortable."

Fresh off winning the Crew Chief of the Year Award, "Double Down" Jason Sides himself confirmed he won't return to full-time racing in 2023, but does plan to get back behind the wheel for a few races. His primary focus will be continuing to assist in Price's learning curve with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"It's been tough being out of the seat since May," Sides added. "I'm not planning on running full-time next year, but I'll be there for some events. I'm excited for this role as a car owner watching an up-and-coming driver like Robbie embark on his first full season with the Outlaws. I'll log some laps here and there, too."

Price will be trying to join Series regulars Spencer Bayston (2022), James McFadden (2021), Carson Macedo (2019), Sheldon Haudenschild (2017), Brad Sweet (2014), David Gravel (2013), Kraig Kinser (2004), and Donny Schatz (1997) as the newest Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year. His car owner, Jason Sides, also won the award in 2003, 20 years prior to Price's attempt in Sides' own #7S.

His rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will officially begin on February 9-11, 2023 with the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL - another new track for the 24-year-old gasser. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2023 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

Bill Rose Plans Big Block Debut at DIRTcar Nationals Rose has a Big Block and Small Block Modified he hopes to run in 2023, along with the full World of Outlaws Sprint Car tour

BARBERVILLE, FL (Dec. 27, 2022) – Bill Rose will add another center-steer vehicle to his resume of race cars in February as he plans to make his Big Block Modified debut at DIRTcar Nationals.

After running his Sprint Car the first week of the event at Volusia Speedway Park (Feb. 6-11), he’ll climb aboard his new Teo-built Modified with the Super DIRTcar Series during week two (Feb. 15-18).

“I’ve been looking forward to it,” Rose said. “I’ve always wanted to run one. Billy Pauch had tried to get me hooked up with some people to run one and it just never came about. I started piecing one together.”

And not just one. Two.

Through the process of building one car, Rose found himself with another. He plans on making one his Big Block car, while the other will be his Small Block car.

“I went up to Teo’s for some parts and ended up buying another one from them,” Rose said with a chuckle.

He doesn’t have specific plans for the Small Block yet. Maybe run it later this year, if at all. But the Big Block he hopes to run at DIRTcar Nationals and a few more times throughout the year – especially when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series runs through Pennsylvania and New York.

His hope is to catch some of the weekday Modified events in between World of Outlaws races and bring the Big Block – potentially the Small Block – to Weedsport Speedway in the summer when the Modifieds are paired with the World of Outlaws for the Empire State Challenge Weekend, July 29-30.

If all goes well throughout the year, he’ll also run with the Super DIRTcar Series during World Finals in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

DIRTcar Nationals will be his first time sitting behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified. While he knows there’ll probably be a learning curve, he hopes his Silver Crown experience will be of assistance.

“To me, they remind me of a Silver Crown car in a way,” Rose said. “The only thing is, they have them to where they’re rolling over on the right front big time and raising up on the left rear like the Late Models do now. Silver Crown don’t do that. So, that’s going to be a little bit different for me. But I think they’re still going to drive about the same. If you watch them, they stay straight as hell. That’s what you have to do with Silver Crown cars, especially on the miles.”

The other challenge for the Plainfield, IN native is logistics. First, it’s the logistics of location. With the majority of the Big Block and Small Block events being in the Northeast, Rose plans to leave his Modifieds with a friend in region. The second is the logistics of help.

Most of the time, it's he and Amanda Hoegsted working on the cars in the shop and at the track. And for Rose, his Sprint Car program will still be top priority. He said if he can hire a couple more guys to help take care of his Sprint Car, that’ll free him up to try other things.

After the 2023 Chili Bowl, Rose said all of his Midget program will be sold off. But along with his Winged Sprint Car and new Modifieds, he still has a Silver Crown car and a Non-Wing Sprint Car at his shop.

“I don’t do anything else,” Rose said. “Amanda asked, ‘Are we going to go do anything else?’ I said, ‘I don’t know what else to do.’”

His plan is to run the full World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule again in 2023. After what he called his “worst year” in 2022, Rose said he’s coming back with a new car and better engine package.

“I got my ass handed to me last year,” Rose said. “But I learned, and I learned more toward the end of the year. Last year, I was so far behind because of losing a year of racing because of my shoulder (injury). The motors were worn out and I just wanted to get through the end of the year.

“The new cars are different from what I had last year. Motors, I got better motors. That’s huge. I had good motors, but I didn’t realize how much better I needed them. So, we worked on that program. Will we set the world on fire? Who knows? But I should be a whole lot better than what I was. I’m looking forward to it because I know what we’re doing.”

The sky is the limit for his new Modified program. If the stars align in the future, Rose said he could see himself attempting events like Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. But for now, he’ll take his white #6 Big Block Modified to Florida and continue to grow his eclectic resume of race cars.

“Billy (Pauch) told me I was stupid last year when I told him I bought [a Modified],” Rose said with a chuckle. “He goes, ‘You live in Indiana, why the hell would you do that? And I said, ‘I don’t know, I’ve just always wanted to do it.’”

To see Rose and the rest of the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series stars at DIRTcar Nationals, CLICK HERE for tickets.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

LAND DOWN UNDER: Five World of Outlaws Stars Set for "Off-Season" Fun in Australia

Trip Culminates with 50th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic (Jan. 27-29) on DIRTVision

December 23, 2022 - The term "off-season" is merely a suggestion to the five World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars who are ditching the frigid American winter for some fun in the Australian sun over the next month.

From New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia to South Australia, Aussies all across the land will be treated to spectacular showings as the largest crop of Americans in several years take on the countrymen in their most anticipated races of the year.

While many of their travels take them to different states and separate tracks, all five Outlaws will conclude their trip following Australia Day with the 50th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic - Australia's version of the Knoxville Nationals - at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, VIC, which airs live on DIRTVision for American subscribers on January 27-29, 2023.

James McFadden, a native son of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, leads the charge back to his homeland with a little less racing planned, yet more excitement than ever with a new team. The 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and current Roth Motorsports ace is taking the wheel of the Tim Hodges Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts #5 with backing from big names including IndyCar winner Scott McLaughlin, Jack Riewoldt, and Gerard Whateley.

J-Mac is already a two-time winner of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic (2017, 2020) and hopes this new adventure is the recipe he needs to lock down a third title before his third full-time World of Outlaws season begins in February. He debuted with the new team last week at Premier Speedway and finished second to Jock Goodyer at the famed "Max's Race."

"The Classic is one of the biggest races in the world," McFadden told AutoAction.com. "I love the event, I love the speedway, I love the town, and I love how big the race has become around the world. Everyone in America wants to come down under to compete in it or come and watch it."

Joining McFadden with NAPA Auto Parts colors is the four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, who will drive the Landrigan Motorsport #49 in his return down under. The Grass Valley, CA native is treating it as more of a family vacation with only two races planned at Avalon's Presidents Cup (Jan. 25) and Premier's Classic (Jan. 27-29).

"I love Australia and everyone, everything they have there," Sweet said. "It's exciting that we can finally travel back down under and get to events like The Classic again, but I'm just as excited to take my wife and my daughter Savanna to enjoy some family time away from racing."

After an 11-win season with Jason Johnson Racing on the World of Outlaws trail, Carson Macedo hasn't taken much time away from the track. The Lemoore, CA native competed with the USAC National Midget Series in his home state - nearly winning the Turkey Night Grand Prix - and then quickly caught a plane to keep racing down under with Dyson Motorsports.

Macedo has a full slate planned with the Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions #99, scheduling almost 20 shows between events at Eastern Creek, Archerfield, Premier, Toowoomba, Avalon, and Borderline. He's already won a Midget Feature at Eastern Creek and Sprint Car show at Archerfield in his short time there.

Brock Zearfoss, the 2021 Western Australia Speedweek champion, will return to wheel a special Blue Angels edition of the Goldstar Transports #95. A two-year veteran of the World of Outlaws trail, the Jonestown, PA native will work his way from Perth, Bunbury, and Ellenbrook before heading east for Classic week at the end of January.

Sheldon Haudenschild is also heading down under to continue the family tradition in Australia, where his father Jac won the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in 1981-82. The son of "The Wild Child" is trading his Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 for the Jack Lee Racing #V25 to compete at Toowoomba's Red Hot Summer Shootout, Avalon's Presidents Cup, Borderline's Kings Challenge, and Premier's Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Following their travels down under, the 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign begins at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL with the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals on February 9-11. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2023 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.

 

 

Toyota Becomes Official Vehicle of World of Outlaws, Continues Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series Sponsorship

CONCORD, NC (Dec. 22, 2022) – Toyota is expanding its reach across the dirt racing world in 2023 by becoming the Official Vehicle of the World of Outlaws and continuing its presenting sponsorship of the growing Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

As the Official Vehicle, Toyota will have a strong presence in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series, providing a pace truck for each.

“We are extremely pleased Toyota saw so much value in working with us last season on the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series that they expanded their partnership going forward to include the Official Vehicle across our national tours,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “Our team continues to build and deliver attractive programs that benefit companies, competition and fans.”

Along with its return as the presenting sponsor for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series – which has expanded to a 35-race schedule with a $80,000 championship purse – the manufacturer will also sponsor the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Dash, making it the Toyota Dash.

“The World of Outlaws as a series has an incredible fan base within the dirt community and that was something that Toyota wanted to become more involved with this season and we hope the fans enjoy seeing our Toyota Tundras pacing the fields across the country,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager, Toyota Racing. “Our support of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series last season was also a strong addition to our TRD driver development program and we look forward to seeing talent continue to be cultivated through that series as well.“

The iconic brand has elevated every series it enters, collecting multiple wins and championships across the motorsports landscape and dedicated time to developing drivers. History was made in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series in 2022 with two Toyota drivers on a national level. Taylor Reimer became the first women to win a national dirt Midget race, and then, Jade Avedisian won the following Xtreme Outlaw event, making them the first back-to-back female winners in any national dirt motorsports series.

The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is set to start its sophomore season at the Southern Illinois Center, March 10-11.

The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will kick off the year in January during the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Then, they along with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series, will highlight the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-18.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can see the Toyota pace trucks leading each field and watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Low-E Insulation Increasing Involvement with World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series

CONCORD, NC (Dec. 19, 2022) – The fastest laps in dirt racing will be sponsored by Low-E Insulation in 2023, along with a special FL to PA Spring Showdown bonus for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.

Low-E Insulation will sponsor Qualifying at every event for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series. It will also present a $10,000 purse – to be split between three drivers – for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Low-E Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown.

Starting at the Volusia Speedway Park Bike Week event, March 5-6, and ending at Lincoln Speedway, March 18, the three drivers that earn the most points at the end of the six-race swing – using the Series’ regular points system – will earn a special bonus at the finale. First will get $5,000, second will get $3,000 and third will get $2,000.

“It’s been an amazing experience being a part of the dirt racing community, so we’re excited to be able to grow our involvement across the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series,” said Tom Miller, president of Low-E Insulation. “Along with having our name associated with Qualifying for the three series, it’s exciting to give Sprint Car fans an added storyline to follow with the FL to PA Spring Showdown.”

The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will hold the first Low-E Insulation Qualifying session of 2023 in less than a month when the Series commences its new season at Volusia Speedway Park during Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 18-21. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Then, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series will kick off their 2023 seasons at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-18 – which will also feature the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Following DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will continue their season with the Low-E Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown:

Sunday-Monday, March 5-6, Volusia Speedway Park (Bike Week)
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, Port Royal Speedway
Friday, March 17, Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, March 18, Lincoln Speedway

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch every World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series race live on DIRTVision.

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.

The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: 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) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Fox Factory (Hard Charger Award), MSD, My Place Hotels, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, Swift Springs, and Wrisco–Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including Dirt Car Lift, Capital Race Cars, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, FIREBULL, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, K1 Race Gear, Racing Electronics, Reliable Painting, Rocket Chassis, and Sea Foam.

 

 

GATOR CHASERS: Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals Less Than Two Months Away

2023 World of Outlaws Campaign Begins with Opening Five Races in Barberville, FL

BARBERVILLE, FL - December 16, 2022 - The countdown currently sits at less than 60 days until the 52nd annual DIRTcar Nationals begins at Volusia Speedway Park.

The traditional trip to Florida in February again begins with two nights of the All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 7-8) followed by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11.

It marks the first of five consecutive shows for The Greatest Show on Dirt at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile - with the Series slated to return for a Daytona Bike Week special three weeks later on Sunday-Monday, March 5-6.

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With the prestigious DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship and an expanded $20,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start finale purse on the line, fans can expect to see the biggest and best names in Sprint Car Racing battling for the gator trophies at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."

Decided with a points system used across all five nights of racing, the Big Gator Championship goes to the most consistent driver of the week. Last year, David Gravel (2017, 2022) joined Daryn Pittman (2013, 2015, 2019) and Brad Sweet (2016, 2020) as the only multi-time champions since the switch to a "Big Gator" was made in 2012. Other winners in that timeframe include Logan Schuchart (2021), Donny Schatz (2018), Paul McMahan (2014), and Sammy Swindell (2012).

In 2022, the DIRTcar Nationals featured all separate winners for the first time since 2014 as Donny Schatz (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15), Sheldon Haudenschild (Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17), and David Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2) split three World of Outlaws wins to kickstart the year.

Schatz, a 10-time Series champion, returns to Volusia as the winningest Sprint Car driver in DIRTcar Nationals history with 22 wins to his credit. The Fargo, ND native hopes to start 2023 the same way he ended 2022 - back-to-back wins in the Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 - with more Victory Lane appearances.

Among active drivers, four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet is closest to Schatz with eight DIRTcar Nationals wins on his resume. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team could join Schatz and "The King" Steve Kinser in the five consecutive titles club in 2023.

The 2021 Big Gator Champion, Logan Schuchart, is a three-time winner himself at Volusia Speedway Park. The Shark Racing star returns to the scene in 2023 fresh off the winningest season in team history with a combined nine Series wins from him and his teammate/uncle, Jacob Allen.

David Gravel and Carson Macedo, both championship podium finishers in back-to-back years now, have made DIRTcar Nationals breakthroughs since aligning with their respective new teams at Big Game Motorsports and Jason Johnson Racing.

Additional stars with former Volusia Speedway Park wins include Sheldon Haudenschild, Aaron Reutzel, Jason Sides, Kerry Madsen, Wayne Johnson, Kraig Kinser, and Kasey Kahne, all of who are likely to contend for another when the gators come to play in February.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2023 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App. 

DIRTcar Nationals - Sprint Car Winners:

22 wins - Donny Schatz
19 wins - Danny Lasoski
8 wins - Brad Sweet
6 wins - Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser
5 wins - Craig Dollansky
4 wins - Dave Blaney
3 wins - Logan Schuchart, Terry McCarl, Kenny Jacobs, Gary Wright, Keith Kauffman, Rocky Hodges
2 wins - Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Greg Hodnett, Sammy Swindell, Jeff Shepard, Lance Dewease, Dale Blaney, Frankie Kerr, Robbie Stanley, Bobby Davis Jr.
1 win - Carson Macedo, Aaron Reutzel, Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Jason Meyers, Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Stevie Smith, Wayne Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Fred Rahmer, Kasey Kahne, Billy Pauch, Kevin Gobrecht, Jac Haudenschild, Joey Allen, Steve Stambaugh, Jimmy Sills, Doug Wolfgang, Tim Green

 

 

2023 SCHEDULE: Midgets Slated for 34 Races, $80,000 Points Fund in Second National Season

CONCORD, NC (Dec. 8, 2022) – After a successful inaugural season, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is scheduled for an even bigger campaign in 2023 with 34 races from March-October and a big pay increase for championship chasers.

A total of $80,000 is up for grabs in the new championship points fund – an increase of over $42,000 from the 2022 points fund – with $25,000 going to the 2023 Series champion. Additionally, a new tow money program will be implemented.

The 34-race grind stretches from March-October, visiting 21 different tracks in 10 different states along the way. It all starts with the Series’ indoor debut at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, IL, on Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, before returning to Oklahoma to cap the season with a three-day weekend at Port City Raceway (Oct. 13) and I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oct. 14-15), where a Series champion will be crowned.

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While the Xtreme Outlaws’ first campaign on the national level was a success in 2022, newly appointed Series Director Tyler Bachman has put his vision together for the Series’ sophomore season, crafting a schedule that’ll give drivers in more regions the chance to showcase their skills on a national stage in 2023.

“Dirt Midget racing is a growing entity in American motorsports, and the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is proud to drive further into the growth of the division with both a diverse and lucrative schedule for 2023,” Bachman said. “From the kickoff at our first indoor event, to each of the new tracks we’re set to visit next year, it’s a lineup we know both our teams and fans will enjoy.”

If you can’t be at the track to see the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota in 2023, you can stream every lap live at DIRTVision.com or on the DIRTVision App with a FAST PASS subscription.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) – The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets were first paired with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at I-55 in August, and will do so again in 2023 not once, but twice. The two Series will first converge on the 1/3-mile oval for a two-day event, Friday-Saturday, April 14-15, also serving as a tune-up before meeting again during the marquee Ironman 55 weekend, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5.

In both events, Friday night’s Feature will pay $4,000 to win, while Saturday night’s Feature will pay $5,000 to win.

  • Midget Speedweek (Tue-Sat, Aug. 8-12) – Five races. Five tracks. Five days. For the first time in Series history, a speedweek-style group of races will follow the Ironman 55 weekend in a five-day chase through Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will lead-off on Tuesday, Aug. 8, followed by visits to Action Track USA (Aug. 9), Linda’s Speedway (Aug. 10), and Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Aug. 12. A track to fill the Friday, Aug. 11 slot will be announced at a later time, as will a separate championship purse for the entire week.
  • Late Model + Midget Duos – The Midgets will also tag-team with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series on two occasions in 2023, starting with the 15th annual Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL, March 30-April 1. A practice day will commence the weekend on Thursday night, followed by two $4,000-to-win shows on Friday and Saturday.

The two Series will meet again on the 1/4-mile oval of Davenport Speedway, Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 24-26, as part of the marquee Quad Cities 150 event in Davenport, IA. A pair of $4,000 checks awaits the Midget Feature winners on both nights as the field aims to top the exciting action seen there in 2022.

  • POWRi Co-Sanctioned Events – The Xtreme Outlaws developed a great working relationship with the POWRi National Midget League in its inaugural season and will expand on that partnership in 2023. A total of 13 events will be co-sanctioned by both organizations, including marquee weekends like the Illini 100 at Farmer City, Ironman 55 at I-55, Quad Cities 150 at Davenport, and the championship weekend in Oklahoma.

2023 SCHEDULE – * Denotes POWRi co-sanction
Friday, March 10 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, March 11 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | $5,000-to-win
Thursday, March 30 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | Practice
Friday, March 31 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | $4,000-to-win*
Saturday, April 1 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | $4,000-to-win*
Friday, April 14 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $4,000-to-win*
Saturday, April 15 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $5,000-to-win*
Friday, May 5 | Humboldt Speedway | Humboldt, KS | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, May 6 | 81 Speedway | Park City, KS | $4,000-to-win
Tuesday, May 23 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, NC | $4,000-to-win
Wednesday, May 24 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, NC | $5,000-to-win
Thursday, June 1 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL | $4,000-to-win
Friday, June 2 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, June 3 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | $4,000-to-win
Friday, July 21 | TBA | $4,000-to-win*
Saturday, July 22 | Southern Illinois Raceway | Marion, IL | $4,000-to-win*
Friday, July 28 | TBA | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, July 29 | Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, OH | $4,000-to-win
Sunday, July 30 | Brushcreek Mtrsprts Complex | Peebles, OH | $4,000-to-win
Friday, August 4 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $4,000-to-win*
Sat, August 5 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $5,000-to-win*
Tuesday, August 8 | Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway | Newmanstown, PA | $4,000-to-win
Wednesday, August 9 | Action Track USA | Kutztown, PA | $4,000-to-win
Thursday, August 10 | Linda’s Speedway | Jonestown, PA | $4,000-to-win
Friday, August 11 | TBA | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, August 12 | Bridgeport Mtrsprts Park | Swedesboro, NJ | $4,000-to-win
Thursday, August 24 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | Practice
Friday, August 25 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | $4,000-to-win*
Saturday, August 26 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | $4,000-to-win*
Friday, September 1 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, IN | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, September 2 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, IN | $5,000-to-win
Friday, September 15 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, September 16 | Red Hill Raceway | Sumner, IL | $4,000-to-win
Friday, October 13 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | $5,000-to-win*
Saturday, October 14 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | $4,000-to-win*
Sunday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | $5,000-to-win*

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.

 

 

2023 SCHEDULE: 87-Race Slate Features Spring PA Swing, New Tracks, Multiple High-Dollar Crown Jewels

The 2023 campaign is highlighted by new adventures, big-money races, Bike Week, the return to familiar favorites, and more

CONCORD, NC - After a thrilling 2022 season, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is ready to build on that momentum with another big year.

In 2023, The Greatest Show on Dirt is scheduled to host 87 nights of racing at 36 different venues across 19 states. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the entire season live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.

For the 19th consecutive season, the World of Outlaws season will begin in the Sunshine State with three days at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 9-11) with an expanded $20,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start finale. The cross-country campaign will take the Series to 19 different states before concluding in North Carolina for the championship-crowning World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Nov. 1-4).

Along the way, there will be the return to tracks of the past, the return to familiar favorites and the debut of new marquee events.

“Every year we continue to build the best schedule we can for drivers and fans across the country,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “I’m excited for the journey we’ve put together, which includes the biggest races in Sprint Car racing, our new Spring Swing through Pennsylvania, the thrill of combining the World of Outlaws and “Bike Week” and so much more.”

A FEW SURPRISES
Pennsylvania Spring Swing (Mid-March) – The World of Outlaws vs. PA Posse rivalry will be bigger than ever in 2023 with a two-week stay in March adding four new shows for fans in Central PA. The Series will visit Port Royal Speedway on Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 17, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18.

More Southeast Action (Early/Late March) – Following the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws will take three weeks off before returning to Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park for a “Bike Week” special on Sunday-Monday, March 5-6. Alabama’s Talladega Short Track also returns to the schedule on Friday, March 24, as does Mississippi’s Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 25.

Knoxville Adds New Date (Fri-Sat, April 21-22) – The Sprint Car Capital of the World will host eight-sanctioned shows with the World of Outlaws in 2023 – the most since 1995. A return to the April slate for the first time since 2012 will send Knoxville over 200-plus official races with the Series and more importantly, offers crucial and valuable laps for teams ahead of the Knoxville Nationals.

Atomic Doubleheader (Fri-Sat, May 26-27) – After a 13-year hiatus, the World of Outlaws returned to Atomic in 2022, where home-state hero Sheldon Haudenschild outlasted both Shark Racing cars in a thriller. The Series will be back with a doubleheader weekend in 2023, bringing “The Buckeye State” to 11 races on the schedule.

NEW ADDITIONS
81 Speedway (Sat, April 8 / Fri, Oct. 13) – After a six-year absence, the World of Outlaws will return to Park City, KS not once, but twice in 2023. The Series has visited 81 Speedway on 13 occasions and most recently in 2017, when Donny Schatz won his second-straight race at the track. The April 8 date will run as the fifth annual Jason Johnson Classic.

Tri-City Speedway (Fri, April 28) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars have contested Tri-City Speedway, in Pontoon Beach, IL – across the Mississippi River from St. Louis – 56 times in its history. However, its last appearance at the 3/8-mile track was in 2008; won by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – currently the only active Series regular with a win at the track. Steve Kinser won the first Series race at Tri-City in 1979.

Ogilvie Raceway (Sat, June 3) – The one and only brand-new track on the 2023 schedule is “The Big O” in Ogilvie, MN – which will be the 224th different venue where the World of Outlaws have raced. Built in 2008, this high-banked 3/8-mile oval located on Highway 23 features 40 acres, 12,000 square feet of climate-controlled spaces, a full kitchen, bar, and restaurant, VIP suites, and trackside tailgating.

BAPS Motor Speedway (Wed, July 19) – For the first time in 30-plus years, the World of Outlaws will return to the York Haven, PA facility formerly known as Susquehanna Speedway. A new track from Central PA in the wrinkle, this midweek addition ups the Outlaws vs. PA Posse rivalry to 14 battles in 2023 between Williams Grove Speedway (7), Port Royal Speedway (4), Lincoln Speedway (2), and BAPS (1).

MAINSTAYS
Memorial Day & Labor Day Spectaculars (Mon, May 29 / Mon, Sept. 4) – Monday Night Sprint Cars remain on the calendar in 2023 with the Memorial Day Spectacular back at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 29 and the Labor Day Spectacular back at Washington’s Grays Harbor Speedway on Monday, September 4.

Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial (Fri-Sat, June 16-17) – Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway upped the ante in 2022 by expanding to a two-day event and offering a $20,000-to-win finale for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. That doubleheader is back on the calendar as Sheldon Haudenschild aims for another weekend sweep.

Fireworks at Cedar Lake (Fri, June 30-Sat, July 1) – The Independence Day Spectacular continues in 2023 when the World of Outlaws celebrate the Fourth of July at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway. In 2022, Jacob Allen and Brock Zearfoss snapped Brad Sweet’s three-year winning streak at the track.

35th Brad Doty Classic (Tues, July 11) – This race honoring a living legend turns 35 in 2023 as the World of Outlaws add another chapter to the Brad Doty Classic. Returning to Attica Raceway Park, the $15,000-to-win midweek special is the perfect kickstart to a big week in Ohio.

THE CROWN JEWELS
Huset’s High Bank Nationals (Wed-Sat, June 21-24) – The second running of this new event created by Tod Quiring is set to offer the single-richest payday in the history of Sprint Car Racing with a $250,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start finale. The event debuted in spectacular fashion in 2022 when Sheldon Haudenschild drove from third-to-first on the final lap to net a $100,000 win.

40th Kings Royal (Fri-Sat, July 14-15) – Hear ye! Hear ye! The house of Eldora Speedway will again host the 40thanniversary of Kings Royal next summer. The Knight Before leads into the grand ceremony on Saturday, July 15, when a new King XXXX will be crowned. Brent Marks, from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, returns as the reigning ruler of the $175,000 special.

15th Ironman 55 (Fri-Sat, Aug. 4-5) – One of the most grueling and demanding races of the year, this 55-lapper puts the strength of man and machine to the test in the August heat. In a battle of survival of the fittest, Brad Sweet outlasted all in 2022 to score his first dumbbell trophy at the Pevely, MO staple.

62nd Knoxville Nationals (Wed-Sat, Aug. 9-12) – The Granddaddy of 'Em All will again offer a purse exceeding $1,000,000 when the Sprint Car world turns their attention to Knoxville in August. In 2022, Donny Schatz made a late-race pass to win his 11th crown – leaving him one away from tying “The King” Steve Kinser for the most all-time at 12 titles.

45th Jackson Nationals (Thur-Sat, Aug. 17-19) – Assuming its traditional date the weekend after Knoxville, the World of Outlaws will again head from Iowa to Minnesota for the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing will return as defending champions of the storied event.

Skagit Nationals (Thur, Aug. 31 – Sat, Sept. 2) – Back for a third year and now under the responsibility of Kevin Rudeen and Peter Murphy, the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals will continue expanding in 2023. The beautiful Alger, WA oval, carved among the evergreen trees, offered three different winners, including David Gravel in the $26,000 finale.

69th Gold Cup Race of Champions (Thur-Sat, Sept. 7-9) – Under the guidance of SLC Promotions (Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, Colby Copeland), Silver Dollar Speedway saw a sensational 2022 season highlighted by the Gold Cup’s return to glory. In 2023, the push to make this west coast staple greater and greater continues with the hopes of bringing more fun, more money, more cars, and more fans to Chico, CA.

61st National Open (Fri-Sat, Sept. 29-30) – It’s the ultimate battle between the Outlaws and Posse, and it’s back for another epic edition in 2023 at Williams Grove Speedway. At the 60th running, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease made history by becoming the second man to win the race on five occasions. The Posse will be hoping to go back-to-back, but the Outlaws are determined to stop them with $75,000 on the line.

Ticket renewals and on-sale details will be available in the coming weeks. When available, tickets to 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events can be found at Worldofoutlaws.com/tix.

If you can’t make it to the event, the entire 2023 season will be live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App. The 62nd NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals is included at no extra charge in the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription only.
FULL 2023 SCHEDULE

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11 - Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Sunday-Monday, March 5-6 - Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11 - Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, March 17 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday, March 18 - Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday, March 24 - Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL)
Saturday, March 25 - Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS)
Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)
Friday, April 7 - US-36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)
Saturday, April 8 - 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, April 14-15 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday, April 28 - Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
Saturday, April 29 - Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Friday-Saturday, May 5-6 - Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, May 10 - Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Friday, May 19 - Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Saturday, May 20 - Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, May 26-27 - Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH)
Monday, May 29 - Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)
Friday, June 2 - River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, June 3 - Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN)
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday-Saturday, June 16-17 - Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, WI)
Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24 - Huset's Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, June 30-Saturday, July 1 - Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI)
Friday, July 7 - 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, July 8 - Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI)
Tuesday, July 11 - Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15 - Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, July 19 - BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 - Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)
Friday-Saturday, August 4-5 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Wednesday-Saturday, August 9-12 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Thursday-Saturday, August 17-19 - Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)
Friday, August 25 - River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, August 26 - Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, ND)
Thursday, August 31-Saturday, September 2 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)
Monday, September 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA)
Thursday-Saturday, September 7-9 - Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA)
Friday, September 15 - Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA)
Saturday, September 16 - Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)
Friday, September 22 - Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Saturday, September 23 - Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, September 29-30 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Friday-Saturday, October 6-7 - Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, October 13 - 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Saturday, October 14 - Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, October 20-21 - TBA
Wednesday-Saturday, November 1-4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)

 

 

DIRTcar Nationals Makes Schedule Updates to Enhance Driver, Fan Experience
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models to contend for $20K to win in respective Saturday finales

BARBERVILLE, FL (Nov. 29, 2022) – Entering the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-18, fans and drivers will be treated to an enhanced schedule and several purse increases, including Saturday night World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Features paying $20,000 to win and $1,500 to start.

The two-week spectacle will feature the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and All Star Circuit of Champions during Week 1 (Feb. 6-11), and then the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series and USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars during Week 2 (Feb. 13-18).

New this year, you’ll see an adjusted schedule for the Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series, new formats for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Super DIRTcar Series, the addition of USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars and purse increases for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series.

WEEK 1 HIGHLIGHTS

Sprint Cars (All Star Circuit of Champions, Feb. 7-8 / World of Outlaws, Feb. 9-11) – Sprint Cars will again highlight the first week of DIRTcar Nationals, but the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will see a special purse increase on Saturday, Feb. 11. This year, drivers will be competing for a $20,000 paycheck and a guaranteed $1,500 to start the final Feature of the week.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the week for the Sprints Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6-7. Then, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will commence their 2023 season, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 8-11. The overall Sprint Car Big Gator champion will also be crowned on Saturday.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (Feb. 6-11) – The “Ironmen” of DIRTcar Nationals will see 30 Feature winners before Saturday’s Gator Championship finale this year.

Monday to Friday (Feb. 6-10) will have six DIRTcar UMP Modified Features a night. The $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday will be a normal program with Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heat Races and Last Chance Showdowns to fill out the 30-lap Gator Championship field. The week’s overall Big Gator champion for the division will also be crowned that night.

WEEK 2 HIGHLIGHTS

Late Models (DIRTcar Late Models, Feb. 13-15 / World of Outlaws, Feb. 16-18) – The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models will also see an increased Saturday (Feb. 18) purse paying $20,000 to win and $1,500 to start.

The DIRTcar Late Models will now race three nights, running Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 13-15. And on Wednesday, they’ll run Triple Features – the field split into three 25-lap races.

Then, the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will take over for the rest of the week (Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 16-18) continuing their 2023 season that started at Volusia during Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 18-21. The overall Late Model Big Gator champion will be crowned on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Super DIRTcar Series (Feb. 15-18) – With four nights of racing this year, drivers will content for a larger overall purse. The Features Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17, will pay $5,000 to win and Saturday’s (Feb. 18) Feature will pay $7,500 to win.

They’ll also see the testing of a new format for the four non-points events. Like the World of Outlaws, drivers will now draw for their qualifying order and their qualifying result will determine which Heat Race they’ll be in and where they’ll start. The top-two finishers from each Heat Race will go to the redraw.

USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars (Feb. 13-14) – Non-Wing Sprint Cars return to DIRTcar Nationals, again, making history with USAC’s event debut. Bringing the biggest names in Non-Wing Sprint Car racing to Barberville, FL, the Series will run Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, to help kick off the second week and crown the second-ever Non-Wing Sprint Car Big Gator champion Tuesday night.

Below is the schedule for the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-18:
Monday, Feb. 6 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / Sprint Car Hot Laps
Tuesday, Feb. 7 All Star Circuit of Champions / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Wednesday, Feb. 8 All Star Circuit of Champions / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Thursday, Feb. 9 World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Friday, Feb. 10 World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Saturday, Feb. 11 (Championship Night) World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Sunday, Feb. 12 Off Day
Monday, Feb. 13 DIRTcar Late Models / USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars
Tuesday, Feb. 14 DIRTcar Late Models / USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars
Wednesday, Feb. 15 DIRTcar Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
Thursday, Feb. 16 World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
Friday, Feb. 17 World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
Saturday, Feb. 18 (Championship Night) World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series

For the full daily schedules, CLICK HERE.

Gates are scheduled to open at 5pm (ET) every day. Tickets are now available at this link, CLICK HERE

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

The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: 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) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Fox Factory (Hard Charger Award), MSD, My Place Hotels, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, Swift Springs, and Wrisco–Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including Dirt Car Lift, Capital Race Cars, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, FIREBULL, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, K1 Race Gear, Racing Electronics, Reliable Painting, Rocket Chassis, and Sea Foam.

The Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Case Construction Equipment (Official Construction Equipment), DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Chevy Performance Parts, iRacing (Official Online Racing Game) and NAPA Auto Parts. Contingency sponsors include: ARP (Automotive Racing Products), ASI Race Wear, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Fox Factory, MSD, My Place Hotels, Swift Springs, and Wrisco-Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: FIREBULL, Intercomp, and Racing Electronics.

DIRTcar Racing is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, Chevy Performance Parts, and NAPA Auto Parts (SDS). Contingency sponsors include: ARP (Automotive Racing Products), ASI Race Wear (SDS), Bassett Racing Wheel, Bell Helmets, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products (SDS), Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux (SDS), Cometic Gasket (SDS), COMP Cams, Fast Shafts, Fox Factory, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, K1 Race Gear, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Mulit FireX, Quarter Master, Schoenfeld Headers, Summit Racing Equipment, Swift Springs, Velocita USA, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wrisco-Wieland Metal Services (Exclusive Racing Aluminum). Along with manufacturer sponsors, including: FIREBULL, Intercomp, and Racing Electronics.

 

 

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series Welcomes Bachman as Director

CONCORD, NC (Nov. 28, 2022) – The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota has named Tyler Bachman as Series Director.

Bachman is a respected long-time official and safety director within the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing family. He included the role of Competition Director with the Xtreme Outlaw Series in 2022 and aims to expand the Midget tour in 2023.

“Tyler has had a role in all aspects of our company, from the competition side to the event side, and has earned the opportunity to take over as Director of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “He will face the challenges head on, and utilize all the resources we have available to continue growing the Xtreme Outlaw brand.”

Most recently, Bachman was nominated to the Board of Directors for the International Council of Motorsports Sciences, showcasing his continued commitment and dedication to the motorsports industry.

“We’re looking forward to continue building the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series on the foundation set by Casey Shuman,” Bachman said. “I’m looking forward to leading the series and building the team that will welcome the best competitors in the business to put on a show for the greatest fans out there.”

With Bachman at the helm, the 2023 schedule will focus solely on the Midget Series, rather than spread across to Non-Wing Sprint Cars. Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals in February will continue to feature premier Non-Wing Sprint Car racing.

For the latest news and information, go to XtremeOutlawSeries.com or follow on social media channels.

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.

 

 

'TIL YOU CAN'T: Noah Gass Ready to Continue Chasing World of Outlaws Dream in 2023

Mounds, OK Teenager Eager to Make Strides in Second Season Aboard #20G

CONCORD, NC - When Noah Gass announced his intention to join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-time back in January, he knew there already naysayers who thought he couldn't last all season - but he also knew he would prove them all wrong.

It was a sudden, yet calculated decision to take the Ran-No-Gass Racing #20G on the road with The Greatest Show on Dirt - with only a handful of 410 Sprint Car stars prior - but it was never a one-year pipe dream. This is a team with the heart and the desire to prove they belong long-term racing with the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world.

That's why Noah, his father Randy Gass, crew chief Cody Cordell, and car chief Robby McQuinn are already looking forward to beginning their sophomore season in 2023 - which begins at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals on February 9-11.

"It was without a doubt the toughest thing I've ever done in racing, but it was also the most rewarding," Gass said, recalling his 2022 effort. "When they say you're going up and down the road to get your teeth kicked in and butt kicked for 90 straight races, they're not kidding. I think more than anything I realized how much mental toughness it takes - from everyone on your team. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from February to November, though, and I think we did our best to soak those all in."

Starting 32 of 69 Features in 2022, the 19-year-old newbie continually improved throughout the season-long, coast-to-coast grind. From DIRTcar Nationals to The Dirt Track at Charlotte's World of Outlaws World Finals, Gass faced 30-plus new-to-him race tracks as he journeyed to Pennsylvania for the first time and made his West Coast debut, among other new challenges.

A graduate of the Micro Sprint and Midget ranks, Gass found his biggest successes of the season in familiar territory as he returned to Midwestern venues where he already owned valuable experience - setting the stage for higher hopes in 2023.

He was twice a top-10 finisher this year, driving from 17th-to-10th at North Dakota's River Cities Speedway in June and then scored a career-best ninth place result during the Ironman 55 at Missouri's Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

"It's hard to see the progress and growth while you're in the thick of things, but I know without a doubt how much that kid has improved," crew chief Cody Cordell mentioned. "It's really easy to get down on yourself out here, so for me working on Noah's confidence has been just as crucial as sharpening his skills. He's got the drive, the passion, and the tools to figure it out as a racer with more and more laps, so I know we're getting there on that end."

One of only two Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders to finish the entire season - along with award winner Spencer Bayston - Gass ended up with a 12th place finish in the championship standings during his maiden attempt. He also collected his first-career NOS Energy Drink Heat Race Win at Jackson Motorplex, earned four KSE Hard Charger Awards (third-most), and topped two Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdowns in 2022.

"As cliche as it sounds, like Cody Johnson said, we're going to take our chance and chase this dream 'til we can't," Noah continued. "My dad [Randy Gass] has been my biggest supporter and I can never thank him enough for allowing us to hit the road and really give this a run. You know Cody [Cordell] and I like to butt heads a lot, but it's only because we're both so passionate about this. I wouldn't want anyone else by my side between him and Robby [McQuinn] and everything they do for me."

Gass' Arrowhead Electric, Big G Transport, High Performance Lubricants, Maxim/Kistler #20G will return to racing on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11, when the 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season begins at Florida's Volusia Speedway Park. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE to attend the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals.

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.

 

 

CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Modern Stars Continue Rising on World of Outlaws All-Time Win List

13 Multi-Time Feature Winners in 2022 is Second-Most in Series History

CONCORD, NC - The All-Time Win List is a sacred place with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Winning with The Greatest Show on Dirt is no easy task, and that's why it's ultra-special when it happens. Through the thousands and thousands of racers who have competed with the Series since Ted Johnson founded it in 1978, only 149 of the best have been able to score a victory through almost 3,600 races held over the 45 seasons.

In 2022, a pair of young guns added their name to the list, others padded their stats, and some set themselves up for the chance to hit a major milestone in 2023. In total, 18 different drivers stood in World of Outlaws Victory Lane this season with 13 of them doing so on multiple occasions - nearly breaking the all-time record of 14 multi-time winners from 2002.

Offering 69 officials wins this year, the All-Time Win List saw some significant shakeups, and we're here to break that down. A full version of the list can be found at the bottom.

Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, continues to lead the way among active drivers with 307 career wins, ranking third all-time behind "The King" Steve Kinser (690) and "Slammin" Sammy Swindell (394). The 10-time champion tacked on five more W's in 2022, including an 11th Knoxville Nationals title. That brings his total to 225 since joining the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 in 2008.

Behind Schatz, Brad Sweet and David Gravel will enter 2023 with the potential of reaching the top-10 on the All-Time Win List - something that hasn't been done since 2018 when Daryn Pittman bumped Jac Haudenschild. They're currently trailing Stevie Smith (84) and Pittman (86) as they reside in 11th and 12th on the list.

Sweet, a five-time winner this year and champion in four-consecutive seasons, currently sits at 79 wins - with all of those coming in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49. Gravel, a seven-time victor and championship runner-up, is right behind him at 76 wins - those coming from seven different teams including CJB Motorsports (32), Jason Johnson Racing (19), Big Game Motorsports (18), Roth Motorsports (4), Rod Tiner Racing (1), Bill Rose Racing (1), and DDR Motorsports (1).

With an 11-win campaign, Carson Macedo became the ninth driver in history to stand atop the win column by himself. In a span of two years since joining the Jason Johnson Racing #41, the Lemoore, CA native has risen from 53rd to 35th to 23rd on the All-Time Win List with 28 career wins - doing so at only 26 years of age.

A nine-win season for Sheldon Haudenschild marked a career-best effort for the Wooster, OH native, who delivered the 100th win for the Haudenshild family this year. All 31 of his triumphs - including his miraculous $100,000 win at the Huset's High Bank Nationals in June - have come in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 with NOS Energy Drink support.

Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen delivered the winningest season yet for Shark Racing with nine total victories by the disciples of "Scruffy" Bobby Allen. Schuchart was a five-time winner in the #1S, moving him past his Hall of Fame grandfather and into 20th on the All-Time Win List at 35 scores. Allen enjoyed a breakout campaign with four wins - including a $25,000 Gold Cup Race of Champions title over his teammate - to jump into 62nd All-Time at five total triumphs.

The winningest non-full-time driver in 2022 was Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, with five wins aboard the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19. He topped Devil's Bowl, Williams Grove, Knoxville, and most notably Eldora - for a $275,000 sweep of the Historical Big One and Kings Royal - to highlight his career year and send him to 39th All-Time with 12 career wins.

Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, continued to shine in limited action, winning four races in 18 starts with Paul Silva's guidance on the #57. At 28 wins ranking 23rd All-Time, he's the winningest driver in history to have never contested a full-time season and this year became the third-quickest to reach 25 wins (through 126 appearances).

At 57 years old, PA Posse legend Lance Dewease won three World of Outlaws races in a single season for the first time in his career - with all three coming at Williams Grove in the Kreitz Racing #69K. He's now tied for 31st All-Time with 20 wins alongside another Pennsylvania icon, Greg Hodnett.

Giovanni Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, was twice a winner in his home state to bump his grand total to five World of Outlaws wins at the age of 20 years old. At Bakersfield, the KCP Racing #18 pilot led the youngest 1-2 finish in Series history with 16-year-old Corey Day hot on his tail.

A winner at Bristol and Huset's, Spencer Bayston became the seventh driver in history to score multiple wins during a Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year campaign. The 24-year-old native of Lebanon, IN is now at four wins with three of those coming under the tutelage of Barry Jackson in the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber, Signing Day Sports #5.

The winningest Sprint Car racer in the country this year, Anthony Macri finally made his maiden voyage to World of Outlaws glory in October with a Port Royal sweep. The 23-year-old sensation from Dillsburg, PA became the first driver since 1979 to earn his first two career wins in back-to-back fashion.

Before Macri, 20-year-old Buddy Kofoid, of Penngrove, CA, added his name to the All-Time Win List with a Huset's Speedway triumph aboard the Crouch Motorsports #11 - becoming the youngest winner with the Series in 2022.

Delivering a milestone 99th win for Roth Motorsports, James McFadden scored his fifth career win at Lakeside when the Australian snapped an 81-race drought in October. Another dry spell broken was that of Rico Abreu, who claimed his ninth-career win (48th All-Time) when he aced Eldora to end his four-year, 105-race winless streak.

"The Jonestown Jet" Brock Zearfoss earned his first win as a World of Outlaws full-timer at Cedar Lake, marking his first win with the Series since his inaugural score five years and 169 races ago in 2017. Brian Brown, of Higginsville, MO, stopped his own streak of three years and 90 races without a win when he topped Knoxville for his sixth-career triumph, a win that was the first for Danny Lasoski as a crew chief with the World of Outlaws.

The all-time win list will be adjusted again when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars’ 2023 season kicks off Feb. 9-11 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision if you can’t make it to the track.

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.

 

 

BUILT BY BUNDY: An Unexpected Journey From Motorcycles To Midgets, Xtreme Outlaw Championship History

CONCORD, NC (Nov. 18, 2022) – Walk into Bundy Built and you can’t miss it.

Residing atop the tallest toolbox in the center of the 3,000 square-foot shop, a Mona Lisa amongst silver tools and plastic bottles, is the inaugural 2022 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota championship trophy.

Mesmerized by the hardware, Bundy Built Motorsports team owner John "Bundy" Mitchell asked, "You know the best part about it?"

“It's not with one of the high-dollar teams. It’s here, in our little shop. That’s f**king cool.”

The road to that accomplishment was far from linear. More like a mountain side rally. Twists and turns came up regularly. A near death experience came into play. But overall, there was a passionate team at every segment, eager to help push Mitchell's dreams into reality.

THE JOURNEY
When Mitchell began that journey, Midget racing was never the destination. Car racing wasn’t even on his radar.

Growing up in Chattanooga, TN, Mitchell developed a passion for dirt bikes around 10 years old. He tried racing them, but it didn’t take long for him to realize he didn’t have the funding, (or the talent, as he said) to make that dream a reality.

Instead, he turned to working on them. Unable to hire someone to do the work for him, he had to learn on his own. Eventually, he made it a skill and became good enough that others started paying him to work on their bikes – all before he turned 16.

Through his little business, Mitchell met fellow Tennessean Nathan Ramsey – now a World Supercross champion. The two sparked a friendship and Mitchell became Ramsey's go-to mechanic for his bikes – a relationship that would launched Mitchell into his wild journey.

Ramsey got hired to ride for the Factory Suzuki team and because of Mitchell’s stellar reputation as a dirt bike mechanic, specifically for Ramsey, they got called to the team together. The next day, they moved from Tennessee to California.

After a year with Suzuki, Ramsey got hired by Kawasaki to join the pro circuit and, again, brought Mitchell with him. In their four years with Kawasaki, the duo brought the team a championship in 1999.

Then, Mitchell got the rare opportunity to help develop a new engine when Ramsey went from Kawasaki to Yamaha (the two had been so successful together that Ramsey made sure it was in his contract that where he went, Mitchell could go with him).

“Yamaha was the first to build a four-stroke engine,” Mitchell said. “Back then, everything was two-stroke. Nathan was known to be a really good test rider. So, Yamaha hired him to test the four-stroke. I got to go to Yamaha with him to test it. The way it works in Japanese culture, they send a team of five engineers to live in America for the entire season to go to all the races and support the new projects. So, I got to work with these engineers on this bike.”

Eventually, Honda entered the ring with their own four-stroke engine and stole Ramsey and Mitchell from Yamaha to help develop it. So, Mitchell got to work with another set of five engineers on perfecting 250cc and 450cc engines.

“I got a really cool head start into, basically, F1-type four-stroke engine technology,” Mitchell said.

Then, in the early 2000s, a twist in the road. A new opportunity emerged. Mitchell was hired by Coy Gibbs – Joe Gibbs’ son – to work in Joe Gibbs Racing’s motocross vertical, building engines, establishing an amateur motocross team and basing it all off a retail business.

TWO TO FOUR WHEELS
After 20-plus years of living in California, Mitchell moved his family to Mooresville, NC – NASCAR land. However, he’d never seen a NASCAR race (and to this day has never been to an asphalt race).

His first day on the job, the first person that walked through the door was Mike McLaughlin – who won multiple NASCAR Xfinity Series races for JGR and is in the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame.

“Coy is like, ‘Whatever you do, take care of this guy. Treat him like gold,’” Mitchell said. “Of course, I didn’t know anybody. I was still living in a hotel room.”

And while McLaughlin was looking for help with his CR125 motorcycle engine, it wasn’t for a dirt bike. It was for his son Max’s kart he was racing at Millbridge Speedway – a 1/5-mile dirt oval.

Knowing nothing about the car or dirt oval racing in general, McLaughlin invited Mitchell and his son, Ethan, out to Millbridge to see what it’s all about. From there, Mitchell and McLaughlin grew to become best friends and Ethan sparked an interest in racing at Millbridge.

With an abundance of resources at Joe Gibbs Racing, Mitchell turned the business into one of the biggest vendors for Outlaw Kart engines, selling them around the world.

“They completely took off,” Mitchell said. “They dominated everything. That’s when Coy was like, ‘Dude, I’m giving you a business.’ It didn’t go toward the motorcycle direction; it went more toward Outlaw Karting and other stuff. So, he was like, you can have the whole thing.”

Not wanting to be in the retail business anymore and seeing what Mitchell built their program into, Gibbs paid Mitchell and the two employees under him three months’ salary and gave him all the tools and equipment from the shop to help him set up his own business. Gibbs’ only request was he couldn’t use the Joe Gibbs Racing name.

“Someone said, ‘Well, it’s all going to be built by Bundy now. Just call it Bundy Built,” Mitchell said. “All the sudden, Bundy Built was created.”

The business continued working on engines for motocross and supercross teams – and continues to today, including riders like motocross star Josh Hill – along with engines for dirt oval racing, now highlighted by Midget engines.

NEW VENTURE
Ethan rose through the ranks at Millbridge, along with Max. When it came time to move up to a bigger class, Max found his way into the Big Block Modifieds – currently a full-time Super DIRTcar Series driver for Heinke-Baldwin Racing – while Ethan searched.

He ran a couple races in a UMP Modified, including a race at the World Short Track Championship for Nick Hoffman. And got to try a Crate Late Model. Neither fit his style.

It was dirt Midget racing that finally piqued his interest.

“I didn’t know anything about Midgets,” Mitchell said. “That was so far out of my league.”

They bought a $9,000 car that came with everything but a motor. And with a high dollar on the top-tier Midget engines, Mitchell decided to build one himself.

“I was taking all the money the business was making and sinking it into this $9,000 Midget,” Mitchell said. “Mainly the motor. I was trying to save up money and trying to figure out what we were going to do. Every night I was reading, studying four-cylinder motors, deep dive into the engineering of them all.

“I knew we had kind of an advantage over most engine builders because we are double overhead cam, four valve specialists. That’s what I got taught by those engineers.”

While initially based off a Honda engine, Mitchell engineered something that’s become his own creation – a true Bundy Built engine.

“It made like 365 (horsepower) to the rear wheels on Engler (Machine & Tool) and Cozzolino’s (Motorsports) dynos up in [Indianapolis],” Mitchell said. “And both guys, Cozzolino and Engler were both like, ‘Holy shit, this dumb redneck, this guy’s got some f**king juice!’”

The car sat for a year, before the father-son duo had everything in place to attempt their first Midget race. They were able to test it a couple times at Millbridge and with the confidence it would hold together, they planned their trip: the Kokomo Smackdown in 2018.

“I was like, ‘OK, first race, here we go!’” Mitchell said. “That was obviously a mistake.”

Knowing nothing about the cars, Mitchell tried setting the car up with the set up blocks placed under the frame. It wasn't long until he realized there was an error, seeing his car sitting much lower than all the others.

Then, when Ethan went to make laps, the motor was only turning 6,000rpm, rather than the 10,000 number it should’ve been reaching. They tried gear combination after gear combination to no avail. Again, with help from others, they realized they had the wrong rear end in the car.

Each year, their knowledge grew. Their cars ran better, and their engines continued to perform. However, still on a limited budget, hindering the speed of their growth. With the help of Dennis Kiser, who manages the finances of the shop, the business never went in debt – even during times Kiser said he wasn’t sure if they could continue the Midget program.

The business stayed successful and with the Midget program building steam, it attracted the likes of Zach Daum, who went from only wanting to buy to motor to driving a second car for the team and bringing them the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship.

“We showed up, got our ass whipped, came home and made changes,” Mitchell said. “Then, we went racing, got our ass kicked, came home and made changes. Went racing, got our ass kicked, came home and made changes. Now, we have a championship.”

However, before the season started, there was a grave uncertainty if Mitchell – and the team – would be around to see it.

XTREME YEAR
In December, Mitchell suffered a heart attack that nearly killed him and left him out of commission for several months. Just now, in November, he said he feels he’s finally back to a state where he be maneuverable and have a coherent conversation.

When he went down, that left Ethan, now 20 years old, and Kiser to keep the business stable and run a Midget team – along with the help of volunteering crew members Brian Garlow and Chad Johnston.

“Dad’s heart attack… going through something like that, almost losing somebody, I think it changes a person,” Ethan Mitchell said. “I think it changed me for the better, I believe, made me grow up a lot quicker than I was expecting to. When he was down, obviously, Dennis here at the shop, and myself, had to step up and keep the business rolling, along with others that put in a lot of hours of work to keep the business afloat while my dad was down. On top of that, me and our helper guy, Brian, he’s been a big help, as well, helping me go racing without dad.

“It’s tough having to go through that. But, at the end of the day, it makes you appreciate a lot more and not take as much for granted and I think I’m a more knowledgeable person because of it. I had to learn more about chassis setup and more about life in general… All the little things you take for granted like a tight bolt. ‘Here, Dad, come help me. Come loosen this bolt for me.’ Well, when your dad ain’t there to loosen the bolt for you, you have no option but to loosen it yourself.”

As much as the credit is given to Daum for wheeling the car to a title, Mitchell also gives a lot of credit for the championship to Ethan, who also ran the Xtreme Outlaw tour. He helped lead the team all year, making sure they got from race to race with two cars, and while Daum worked on the car during the race nights, Ethan and Brian did most of the wrenching and maintenance throughout the week.

Though Ethan didn’t find Victory Lane and its not his name on the $10,000 championship check, the amount of work he put into making sure they could bring the championship trophy home to sit on top of their tallest toolbox is still a triumph he’ll always cherish.

“I’m equally invested in Zach’s car as I am my own,” Ethan said. “Zach will meet us at the race track and I’ll let him do his own thing at the race track, but as far as actual work that goes into his car and my own car, and the equipment, that’s all me and Brian here at the shop. I’m heavily invested in his championship I’d say. I felt proud about it, we could bring home the championship and get the win at Port City (Raceway). I was super pumped.

“Even though it wasn’t myself who got the win and the championship, I was equally proud to be the team owner I’d say.”

Looking at the large checks hung on the shop wall and then back at the championship trophy in the middle of the small shop, surrounded by a bare Midget chassis, parts and engines waiting to be assembled, the years, the sacrifices, the endless hours of work and the triumphs all flood together for Mitchell.

“I’ll start crying, I told you I’m an emotional person,” he joked when asked what it means.

“I worked my f**king nuts off,” Mitchell said. “So did my son. He endured a lot. My business endured a lot. I spent 18 hours a day for four years trying to figure out how to make a Midget go around a racetrack.

“It is something I am super proud of. I felt like I stepped into something that I had no idea about. And I literally was jumping up and down, stomping on my own dick. Just way over my head. Like, you have no business here whatsoever. But I wasn’t going to give up. I just wanted to do it. And we’ve done it.”

If you missed any of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota races this year, you can find them all on the DIRTVision Vault.

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.

 

 

MORE THAN EVER: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Teams Boast Record Earnings in 2022

Four Teams Hit Half-Million and a Record-Setting Nine Cars Collected $300,000-plus

CONCORD, NC - A million-dollar points fund and a brand-new bonus program in 2022 combined with the largest purse payouts in history has created record earnings for full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series teams.

Along with a record-high $200,000 championship payout – and $100,000 payout for the runner-up – Sprint Car teams also battled for four six-figure paydays at World of Outlaws sanctioned events throughout the season – $100,000 at Huset's High Bank Nationals, $100,000 at Eldora's Historical Big One, $175,000 at Eldora's Kings Royal, and $175,000 at the Knoxville Nationals.

Between the 14 full-time teams (not counting the other 366 competitors), nearly $5 million dollars was amassed between purse payout, points fund, bonus program and tow money.

For the first time in the 45-year history of the World of Outlaws, four full-time operations earnedmore than a half-million dollars with the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 ($595,075), the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 ($582,765), the Big Game Motorsports #2 ($545,615), and the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 ($504,525) leading the way.

Beyond the top tier, teams are still earning record numbers throughout the field with nine operations reeling in more than $300,000 this season. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 ($487,565), Shark Racing #1S ($433,275), Shark Racing #1A ($353,175), Roth Motorsports #83 ($345,625), and CJB Motorsports #5 ($307,525) were next in line with the Series.

Additional earnings included Brock Zearfoss Racing #3Z ($233,650), Kinser Racing #11K ($152,770), Rico Abreu Racing #7S ($143,030), Ran-No-Gass Racing #20G ($112,125), and Bill Rose Racing #6 ($73,750).

“We continue to strive to not only make sure the fans are getting the most out of a season but our drivers and teams, too,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “We brought record purses and payouts in 2022, on top of introducing a million-dollar bonus program and handed out $1.4 million in the championship points fund at the end of the year. I’m excited about what we have planned for 2023.”

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns on February 9-11, 2023 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL as the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals opens the 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

 

 

DIRTVision NOW set to bring fans 'The Greatest Shows on Dirt' 24/7
The 24/7 stream, featuring recent and classic World of Outlaws races and much more, will launch on Nov. 12, free to DIRTVision subscribers and registered users

CONCORD, NC (Nov. 11, 2022) – Free to DIRTVision subscribers and registered users, fans will get to enjoy 24 hours of content, seven days a week, during the off-season with the launch of DIRTVision NOW on Saturday, Nov. 12.

While the racing seasons have concluded, the 24/7 stream will allow fans to still enjoy a mix of recent and classic races from a variety of series and off-track content. Those who are not registered, can create an account for free at DIRTVision.com.

“We’re excited to bring fans an avenue where they can watch The Greatest Shows on Dirt 24/7,” said DIRTVision General Manager Jim Chiappelli. “Now, when you log into DIRTVision, whether through DIRTVision.com or the DIRTVision App, you can watch the best drivers and dirt racing content on a 24/7 stream for free.”

Featured on the stream will be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Xtreme Outlaws Series, along with racing from America’s premier weekly tracks like Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Huset’s Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Volusia Speedway Park, Millbridge Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Jacksonville Speedway.

The stream will also showcase dirt racing’s biggest events throughout the years such as the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, USA Nationals, Super DIRT Week, DIRTcar Nationals, Prairie Dirt Classic and World of Outlaws World Finals.

DIRTVision Quick Time, condensed weekly recaps hosted by Dave Rieff, will be mixed in with the 24/7 stream, along with driver features such as the “Off Track” series.

To watch The Greatest Shows on Dirt live throughout the season on DIRTVision, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS or monthly FAST PASS at DIRTVision.com.

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, Xtreme Outlaw Series, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, along with Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Volusia Speedway Park, Huset's Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Jacksonville Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Millbridge Speedway and the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship.

 

 

LOOKING BACK: World of Outlaws Conclude 45th Season of Sprint Car Racing

The Greatest Show on Dirt Hosted 74 Races from Coast-to-Coast in 2022

CONCORD, NC - November 10, 2022 - The most grueling campaign in Motorsports concluded last week as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wrapped up a 74-race schedule.

From Florida in February to North Carolina in November, with two west coast trips, plenty of Pennsylvania weekends, and all sorts of Midwestern fun in between, traveling up and down the road with The Greatest Show on Dirt isn't for the faint of heart.

A total of 380 competitors raced with the Series in 2022 with 18 finding Victory Lane - 13 on multiple occasions, nearly a record. The Series sanctioned four, six-figure paydays from Huset's Speedway ($100,000), Eldora Speedway ($100,000 & $175,000), and Knoxville Raceway ($175,000) with a million-dollar points fund to top it all off.

Brad Sweet was the champion for the fourth consecutive year, but it still came down to the final race in a season-long title fight with perennial contender, David Gravel. There were new winners, familiar faces, and intense action all year long, so let's look back on the 2022 season.

ROAR FOR FOUR: Although it came down to the final race for the second time in four years, Brad Sweet still completed his chase for a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship - moving him past Sammy Swindell for the third-most titles in Series history. It was a much different path to the $200,000 points triumph this year compared to 2019-21, as "The Big Cat" only collected five wins and utilized the consistency of a 5.87 average finish to grab the trophy.

Victories included in the Series' debut at New Mexico's Vado Speedway Park, a Williams Grove Speedwaybreakthrough in his 53rd start, a first-career Ironman 55 title, a return to the top at River Cities Speedway, and his maiden score at Sharon Speedway. Beyond the glory was the trials and tribulations that were overcome in 2022, making this hard-fought 48-point war over David Gravel a bit more special.

The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 visited the work area more than ever this year, but with Eric Prutzman, Joe Mooney, and Andrew Bowman on call, they sent the Grass Valley, CA native back out almost every single time. There was a brutal week at Huset's Speedway - going through three cars in four nights - and of course the rear axle at the National Open, which ended their streak of 166 races and 5,000+ consecutive laps completed.

In the end, the calm, cool, and collected attitude of the Mooresville, NC dynasty paid off with runs of third, third, and fifth at the World Finals to fend off a last-minute charge from Gravel. The roar for four is complete, and the drive for five is next.

CLOSER THAN EVER: While Sweet won it for the fourth-straight year, it was also the fourth-straight year that the championship was decided by less than 100 points - something that has never happened in the history of the World of Outlaws. Along with that, the championship podium - Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing #49, Gravel's Big Game Motorsports #2, and Carson Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 - remained the exact same in back-to-back seasons for only the fourth time in history.

For Gravel, the Watertown, CT native used a sensational October (3.6 AVG) to cut the points deficit and set himself up for a chance entering World Finals. He started the season strong with a DIRTcar Nationals title and held the points lead through March, but a DNF at Bakersfield took it away from him. The Tod-Quiring owned team, backed by Cody Jacobs, Trey Bowman, and Zach Patterson found Victory Lane on seven occasions, including twice at Eldora Speedway, once at Skagit Speedway for $25,000, and nearly at the 61st Knoxville Nationals.

Macedo, in his second year with Phil Dietz, Clyde Knipp, and Nate Repetz, shined even brighter with Albaugh on the #41. He was again an 11-time winner with the World of Outlaws, this time leading the Series in the W column thanks to triumphs in Texas, California, Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Washington.

BATTLE FOR FOURTH: The championship fight wasn't the only one to come down to the final race as Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild battled for position as well.

Schatz, who ended the season better than anyone else - with back-to-back wins at The Dirt Track at Charlotte - finished fourth in the championship for the second-straight year. The 10-time Series champion started the year with a season-opening win at Volusia Speedway Park, but a grueling 43-year drought following him until Weedsport Speedway in July. After losing his legendary father this summer, the Tony Stewart Racing #15 pilot honored him with an emotional 11th title at the Knoxville Nationals. Now, an 11th World of Outlaws championship is the goal in 2023.

Haudenschild put his Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 in the top-five of the championship chase for the second time in his career by placing fifth. The Wooster, OH native topped a career-best nine races in 2022, including spectacular showings at Volusia, Bridgeport, Atomic, Lawrenceburg, and Huset's, all events that featured late-race heroics from Sheldon. With crew chief Kyle Ripper by his side the whole way, look for the 29-year-old to crack that championship podium in 2023.

SHARK ATTACK: In total, Hanover, PA's Shark Racing triumphed on nine occasions with the World of Outlaws in 2022, a career-best mark for the team led by Hall of Famer Bobby Allen. With his son Jacob Allen (9th in points) transitioning into a consistent winner and grandson Logan Schuchart (6th in points) continuing to compete at the highest level, the #1A and #1S enjoyed more success than ever as a group.

Allen jumped from only one career win to five this year, thanks to a "perfect night" at Lake Ozark, a hometown win at Lincoln, an exciting score at Cedar Lake, and finally the biggest win of his life - a $25,000 photo-finish victory over his teammate at Silver Dollar's Gold Cup Race of Champions. For Schuchart, he tacked on five W's this year with checkered flags coming at Bristol, Jackson, Skagit, Hanford, and Charlotte.

ROOKIE STRIPE: Simply completing the World of Outlaws tour from start-to-finish is a grind - no matter your second or 10th attempt - but that first year on the road is often the toughest of them all. In 2022, two brave and exciting young souls finished that task as they battled for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award all season long.

24-year-old Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, will go down as the winner, joining a list of seven drivers to be named top rookie and win multiple races in the same season. Driving the CJB Motorsports #5, Bayston exceeded expectations with spectacular wins at Bristol Motor Speedway and Huset's Speedway to go along with 40 top-10 finishes and an eighth-place points finish. With veteran Barry Jackson on the wrenches, along with Scott Vogelsong and Aydin Lloyd, the team brought on big sponsorship including a multi-year deal with camo titan, TrueTimber, which sets them up for a bigger and better run in 2023.

19-year-old Noah Gass, of Mounds, OK, felt like many didn't believe that he, his father Randy Gass, crew chief Cody Cordell, and car chief Robby McQuinn would finish the entire season, so he set out on a mission to prove them all wrong - and he did just that. Only starting 13 World of Outlaws Features prior to this year, the formerly-inexperienced teenager showed immense growth in 2022 with 32 starts and two top-10 finishes, including a career-best ninth at the Ironman 55. With the rookie stripe removed, Noah is officially an Outlaw and ready to continue proving people wrong in 2023.

SOPHOMORE SURGE: While the aforementioned two drivers checked off their first year on tour, another pair of competitors finished up their second.

James McFadden did so with a new gig this season, joining the iconic Roth Motorsports #83 team. The Alice Springs, NT, Australia native was solid all season long and maintained a seventh-place position in the points, but Victory Lane haunted him all spring, through the summer, and into the fall. Finally, that first win came at Kansas' Lakeside Speedway, a sigh of relief as Dennis & Teresa Roth claimed the 99th of their career as World of Outlaws owners. They've already announced they're bringing J-Mac back in 2023 for another full-time run, this time with Toyota Racing Development power under the hood.

Brock Zearfoss, of Jonestown, PA, showed plenty of growth from his rookie to sophomore seasons as he consistently contended at the front more often, adding more top-five finishes, and improving his average result. The #3Z pilot, on his way to a 10th-place points finish, earned his second-career win with the World of Outlaws and first since 2017 when he beat champion Brad Sweet on the final restart at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway.

THE POSSE STRIKES BACK: After several years of dominance displayed by the World of Outlaws, the Pennsylvania Posse fought back in a big way this season. A combined 10 wins came via Myerstown, PA's Brent Marks, Fayetteville, PA's Lance Dewease, and Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri.

For Marks, all five of his World of Outlaws wins came on 1/2-mile venues in 2022 starting with Devil's Bowl, Williams Grove, Knoxville, and eventually Eldora, where he produced the richest week in the history of Sprint Car Racing by sweeping the Historical Big One and 39th Kings Royal to take home $275,000.

For Dewease, the Kreitz Racing #69K dominated Williams Grove when it mattered most. The 57-year-old legend earned all three of his World of Outlaws wins this year at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile, including the 60th National Open as he earned his fifth title at the prestigious event.

For Macri, the 23-year-old "Concrete Kid" finally added his name to the World of Outlaws All-Time Win List with his first-career victory coming in a dominant run at Port Royal Speedway in October. The winningest driver in the country the year quickly followed that up one night later, by winning at "The Speed Palace" again to sweep the weekend in his family-owned #39M.

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (9,282 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-48 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-114 PTS); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (-240 PTS); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-264 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-436 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-524 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-624 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-788 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-1014 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (18 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
5 wins – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
5 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
5 wins – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
4 wins – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski/Paul Silva #57
4 wins – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1
3 wins – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
2 wins – Anthony Macri, Macri Motorsports #39M
1 win – James McFadden, Roth Motorsports #83
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Rico Abreu, Rico Abreu Racing #24

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
320 laps – Brad Sweet
314 laps – Carson Macedo
216 laps – David Gravel
189 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
146 laps – Donny Schatz
134 laps – Jacob Allen
123 laps – Brent Marks
119 laps – Kyle Larson
78 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
77 laps – Logan Schuchart
70 laps – Spencer Bayston
55 laps – Lance Dewease
52 laps – Brian Brown
49 laps – Anthony Macri
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
40 laps – James McFadden
36 laps – Rico Abreu
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

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

HEAT RACE WINNERS (52 Drivers):
27 Heat Wins – David Gravel
23 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
20 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
19 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
15 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild
8 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston
7 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Marcus Dumesny, Corey Day, Lance Dewease, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 Heat Win – Dominic Scelzi, 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, Logan Wagner, Matt Juhl, Garet Williamson

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (62 Drivers):
45 Dashes – Brad Sweet
43 Dashes – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
32 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
29 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Jacob Allen
14 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
13 Dashes – Rico Abreu
11 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason
6 Dashes – Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel
5 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Corey Day, Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Lance Dewease
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Ryan Timms, Buddy Kofoid
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Garet Williamson, Cole Macedo
1 Dash – Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (39 Drivers):
5 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
3 LCS Wins – Donny Schatz, Ayrton Gennetten, Brent Marks
2 LCS Wins – Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Brian Brown
1 LCS Win – Kraig Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, DJ Foos, Christopher Bell, Austin Pierce, Jake Blackhurst, Robbie Price, Giovanni Scelzi, Scotty Thiel, Josh Schneiderman, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes, DJ Netto, Dylan Cisney, Jake Bubak, Tyler Courtney

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (34 Drivers):
11 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, James McFadden
2 Hard Chargers – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Freddie Rahmer
1 Hard Charger – 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, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Brian Brown

PODIUM FINISHES (32 Drivers):
26 Podiums – Carson Macedo
24 Podiums – Brad Sweet
20 Podiums – David Gravel
18 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
17 Podiums – Donny Schatz
14 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
11 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Jacob Allen
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Danny Dietrich, Cory Eliason
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms, Logan Wagner

TOP 10 FINISHES (66 Drivers):
60 Top 10s – David Gravel
59 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
55 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz
50 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
43 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
40 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
39 Top 10s – James McFadden
36 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
28 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
20 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
19 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
16 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Justin Peck, Lance Dewease
8 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
7 Top 10s – Kerry Madsen
6 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Danny Dietrich
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Trey Starks, Ryan Timms
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Robbie Price, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Justin Whittall, Cole Macedo, Parker Price-Miller
1 Top 10 – Carson Short, Tanner Thorson, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Cale Thomas, Mark Dobmeier, 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, Logan Wagner, Sye Lynch, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe

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 / Lance Dewease (2)
67. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (1)
68. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (2)
69. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / David Gravel (7)
70. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / James McFadden (1)
71. Sat, Oct. 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (3)
72. Wed, Nov. 2 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (4)
73. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Donny Schatz (4)
74. Sat, Nov. 5 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Donny Schatz (5)

 

 

START-TO-FINISH: Donny Schatz Wins Season Opener & Season Finale in 2022 with World of Outlaws

Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing  Clinch Fourth Consecutive World of Outlaws Championship

CONCORD, NC - November 5, 2022 - The 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign will end exactly how it started - with Donny Schatz standing in Victory Lane.

After topping the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park in February, the 10-time Series champion also scored the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC) on Saturday night - giving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 back-to-back wins to end the year.

Leading the final 20 laps of the $25,000-to-win finale, the Fargo, ND native passed Brad Sweet in similar fashion to Friday's Feature as he drove the Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest Auto Parts #15 to his 14th career win at the Concord, NC 4/10-mile.

"These guys are incredible considering what they've done the last couple of weeks," Schatz said after a $40,000 weekend. "We went and tested a few weeks ago and found a lot of things. I think we're back to the feel that we used to have and that showed this weekend. The World Finals were electric this year, what an awesome crowd. I can't list all the partners we have here, but there are a ton and I'm glad we could win for them."

Schatz will end the season fourth in the championship points - a $70,000 points fund payout - and hopes to return to contention for his 11th championship next year.

"I'm glad the season is over," Schatz noted. "Even though you run like that and perform so well, everybody needs a break and these teams take a beating up and down the roads. We'll do our best to continue this through the winter and into 2023. Hopefully we can race for a championship next year with these guys. We're gonna make it hard on them next year. Congrats to Brad [Sweet] and his guys, though. It's a great feeling winning these things."

Giovanni Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, followed the 10-time champion to the stripe with a runner-up run for his KCP Racing #18. It's his fifth World of Outlaws podium of the 2022 season. Rounding out the podium (for the 18th time in 2022) was Sheldon Haudenschild aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Closing out the top-five was Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41 and Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, who clinched his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship. Rounding out the top-10 at Charlotte was Rico Abreu in sixth, Brent Marks in seventh, Spencer Bayston in eighth, Anthony Macri in ninth, and Lance Dewease in 10th.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will enjoy a three-month off-season until the 2023 campaign begins with the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on February 9-11, 2023. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3]; 2. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[4]; 7. 19-Brent Marks[9]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[8]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri[10]; 10. 69K-Lance Dewease[12]; 11. 2-David Gravel[5]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart[14]; 13. 83-James McFadden[17]; 14. 11-Michael Kofoid[15]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch[11]; 16. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[19]; 17. 71-Cory Eliason[18]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[20]; 19. 9-Kasey Kahne[22]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price[23]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21]; 22. 49X-Cale Thomas[13]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[16]; 24. 6-Bill Rose[25]; 25. 20G-Noah Gass[24]; 26. 55-Cole Macedo[26]; 27. 13-Justin Peck[27]. Lap Leader(s): Sweet 1-10; Schatz 11-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: McFadden +4.

FINAL 2022 Championship Standings (74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (9,282); 2. David Gravel (-48); 3. Carson Macedo (-114); 4. Donny Schatz (-240); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-264); 6. Logan Schuchart (-436); 7. James McFadden (-524); 8. Spencer Bayston (-624); 9. Jacob Allen (-788); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-1014).

 

 

LUCKY NUMBER 13: Donny Schatz Strikes Again in Charlotte, Takes World Finals Prelim

Brad Sweet Extends Championship Lead Entering Saturday's Season Finale

CONCORD, NC - November 4, 2022 - Where Donny Schatz is good, Donny Schatz is great. The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion has proven that on multiple occasions in 2022 with the latest coming in Friday's Feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

In his 60th start at the Concord, NC 4/10-mile, the Fargo, ND native won his 13th Feature at the track in a dominating $15,000 World Finals rout. Currently amid his 26th full-time season with The Greatest Show on Dirt, Schatz has now conquered three of the five winningest venues of his career this year including Knoxville (18 wins), Volusia (14 wins), and now Charlotte (13 wins).

At 45-years-old, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 is now up to 306 career wins with Friday's being his fourth of the season and first since August, when he won his 11th Knoxville Nationals. It's been a trying year with multiple DNFs, but there has been no quit out of the TSR camp as they've rallied back to fourth in the championship points.

"These guys have been kicked down in the dirt, but keep finding ways to pull ourselves out of it," Schatz said on his season. "It's pretty cool to have so many partners here with us in Victory Lane and we've got some future ones out here, too. I tried to salvage a decent points night. We're not exactly in the championship race, but you always keep the numbers in the back of your mind and I'm battling Sheldon [Haudenschild] for fourth now. I also didn't want to do anything silly racing with Brad [Sweet] there, you never want to be the guy to change the outcome for someone else."

From May 2000 to November 2022, things have certainly changed at Charlotte, with Schatz, and in the world, but the #15 parking in Victory Lane in the 704 continues to remain a trend.

"We've been blessed here," Schatz noted on his success at the track. "I've always liked this place since the beginning. It's changed a lot, but we've changed with it. I'm not very superstitious, but I'm happy with that lucky number #13 tonight."

Finishing behind Schatz with his second, second-place finish of the season was Cory Eliason, of Visalia, CA, in the Indy Race Parts #71. The two-time World of Outlaws winner experienced a unique night after blowing an engine in the Dash, quickly thrashing to make the Feature, and then nearly offering a challenge for the win on the final restart.

"It was eventful to say the least," Eliason said after his runner-up outing. "I guess on one hand I'm glad that the engine let go in the Dash and not the Feature, that was kind of a blessing in disguise. We barely made it on track after getting it changed and firing off while the double horn sounded. It feels great to be back on the podium against a field like this; it's getting me back to where I feel like I should be. Bernie [Stuebgen] has give me everything I could ask for in this car."

Championship leader Brad Sweet controlled the opening four circuits of Friday's Feature, but slipped back to finish third in his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Although "The Big Cat" remains winless through 31 starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, his consistency this week has extended his championship lead to 36-points over David Gravel entering the season finale.

"My car was actually really good tonight and I think we made a ton of ground from Wednesday," Sweet said on the Eric Prutzman-wrenched #49. "We did a greta job to put ourselves in a position to contend for the win after how tonight started. I felt greta about my car, but I think I got a little conservative. We were capable of racing against him, but I kind of got caught up in the big picture and wanted to finish. There's a lot on your mind when you're racing for these championships. We'll finish this deal out strong tomorrow."

After battling for a podium position all throughout the 30-lapper, Lemoore, CA's Cole Macedo settled for a career-best fourth-place finish aboard the Alex Bowman owned Ally Racing #55. The 22-year-old younger brother of World of Outlaws superstar, Carson Macedo, recorded his first-career top-five with the Series and beat his sibling for the second time this season.

Tyler Courtney enjoyed his own version of a career-best performance, earning his first top-five finish at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. After many years of struggles at World Finals, "Sunshine" finally clicked off an impressive fifth-place outing aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC to claim his fourth World of Outlaws top-five this year.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday was Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, and David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

NOS NOTEBOOK (THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE, 11/4/22)

Donny Schatz's 13th win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte puts the Concord, NC 4/10-mile oval into a tie as the fifth-winningest track of his World of Outlaws career - following Williams Grove (PA) Speedway at 21 wins, Knoxville (IA) Raceway at 18 wins, Eldora (OH) Speedway at 17 wins, Volusia (FL) Speedway Park at 14 wins, and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (NC) at 13 wins.

With Friday's victory, Schatz is the ninth driver to win at least four NOS Energy Drink Features in 2022, joining Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), David Gravel (7), Brad Sweet (5), Logan Schuchart (5), Brent Marks (5), Jacob Allen (4), and Kyle Larson (4).

Cory Eliason is the only driver this season to record World of Outlaws podium finishes with different teams - finishing second at Cotton Bowl (TX) on March 4 aboard the Rudeen Racing #26 and finishing second at Charlotte (NC) on November 4 aboard the Indy Race Parts #71. Sheldon Haudenschild's +11 run from 23rd-to-12th officially secured a season-high mark, giving the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 up to 11 KSE Hard Charger Awards on the year.

Brad Sweet's back-to-back third-place efforts have increased his championship advantage to 36-points over David Gravel entering Saturday's season finale. Meaning, the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 only needs to finish 17th or better to officially clinch a fourth-consecutive crown in the final Feature.

Topping the event points and landing on the front row of Saturday Heat Races is a group that includes Brad Sweet (288), Carson Macedo (278), Giovanni Scelzi (278), David Gravel (268), Tyler Courtney (262), Sheldon Haudenschild (258), Donny Schatz (256), and Cole Macedo (256).

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2022 campaign with the 74th and final event on Saturday, November 5, paying $25,000-to-win the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC. 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. 71-Cory Eliason[8]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 4. 55-Cole Macedo[6]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[14]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[11]; 7. 13-Justin Peck[17]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[7]; 9. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 10. 2-David Gravel[15]; 11. 19-Brent Marks[21]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 13. 83-James McFadden[18]; 14. 69K-Lance Dewease[19]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch[13]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[10]; 17. 26-Zeb Wise[24]; 18. 11-Michael Kofoid[22]; 19. 24W-Garet Williamson[5]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25]; 21. 49X-Cale Thomas[20]; 22. 24-Rico Abreu[12]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[16]; 24. 20G-Noah Gass[27]; 25. 7S-Robbie Price[26]; 26. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9]. Lap Leader(s): Sweet 1-4; Schatz 5-30. KSE Hard Charger: Haudenschild +11.

NEW Championship Standings (73/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (9,142); 2. David Gravel (-36); 3. Carson Macedo (-116); 4. Donny Schatz (-250); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-268); 6. Logan Schuchart (-422); 7. James McFadden (-508); 8. Spencer Bayston (-618); 9. Jacob Allen (-752); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-988).

 

 

PAYING A DEBT: World Finals Finish Hands Redemption-Filled Victory to Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing

Carson Macedo's Perfect Night Ruined by Nozzle Line Fitting with Two Laps Left at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC - November 2, 2022 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte was quite cruel to Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing in 2021, but she's doing her best to mend that relationship and it started with Wednesday's win at the World Finals.

After being stripped of not, but two victories on back-to-back nights within the last 10 laps last year, Schuchart and the DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S team returned to the Concord, NC 4/10-mile oval this week knowing that they were owed redemption, and that they found.

Combining a healthy mixture of speed and fortune, the Hanover, PA native put himself in the right position at the right time to capitalize as Carson Macedo's nozzle line flipped the script and sent Schuchart out on the joyful side of this World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature.

The Jason Johnson Racing #41 had been dominant all night long, sitting only two laps shy of a "Perfect Night" at America's Home for Racing, but lady luck intervened and changed it all during the final restart. While Macedo slipped to seven cylinders and fell short on power, Schuchart stood up in the seat and stormed by to lead the final two laps in a chaotic ending to the $15,000-to-win Feature.

It is what it is, though, and Schuchart gladly accepted his fifth win of 2022 with The Greatest Show on Dirt anyway that it came to him. Instead of sulking in the agony of defeat like last year, this time he enjoyed the thrill of victory, and has already set his sights on hopeful back-to-back wins when the Series returns to racing at Charlotte on Friday.

"After last year, this place owed us one," Schuchart said on his perfect timing. "We fell out leading both races that I think we would've dominated, so we came back with the attitude that we deserved this and it paid off. This Drydene, DuraMAX #1S is just so good here and I really don't know why. For whatever reason, no matter what setup we throw at this thing, we can always roll so well. It took a little bit of luck, but hey, that's part of the game. I honestly thing tonight was the best I've ever felt here."

On the losing side of Schuchart's stolen triumph was Lemoore, CA's Carson Macedo, who was less than a mile away from earning his first-career win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte when the universe took matters into its own hands. Dropping power on the final restart, Macedo's sudden loss ended what would've been the fifth "perfect night" this season after he set My Place Hotels QuickTime, won his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and nearly went flag-to-flag in the World Finals Feature.

"We had a car to win and it was a really great night right up until the end," Macedo noted. "It was just a freak deal. There's a fitting that hooks to the nozzle, and at the end of that the rubber line broke right off. I was basically running on seven cylinders and trying to baby it so we didn't blow the engine. It's unfortunate because we really should've won, but it is what it is. I'm thankful we've got such a fast race car and I know we can come back to compete for wins on Friday and Saturday."

Settling for the third-place position, his 23rd podium of the season, was points leader Brad Sweet in the NAPA Auto Parts #49. The Big Cat did what needed to be done during a heated title fight, and now heads into the final two shows with a little bit more of a cushion as he tries to seal the deal on his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

"We didn't change much after the Dash, but it didn't just take off as well in the Feature," Sweet, who passed six cars in six laps during the Dash, said after falling from the outside pole. "I think we're all in such small windows with these race cars that you're decision making needs to be spot on and we were just a tick off tonight. It was a good night to start the week and build upon. We did a great job executing with the situation we're in."

After battling for third on the final restart against Sweet, David Gravel slipped back to finish sixth in the Big Game Motorsports #2. With two races remaining, he now trails the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 by 22-points in hopes of stealing his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

Rounding out the top-10 was "The Jonestown Jet" Brock Zearfoss with a stellar 15th-to-seventh run, Lance Dewease with a remarkable 29th-to-8th effort in the Kreitz Racing #69K, Sheldon Haudenschild with a ninth-place finish as he overtakes fourth in the standings, and Parker Price-Miller in 10th during his return to racing in the Swindell SpeedLab #39.

NOS NOTEBOOK (THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE, 11/2/22)

Logan Schuchart's 35th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him one away from tying Shane Stewart for 19th on the All-Time Win List. He's the sixth five-time winner of 2022, joining a group that includes Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), David Gravel (7), Brent Marks (5), and Brad Sweet (5).

A fourth triumph at The Dirt Track at Charlotte puts the Concord, NC 4/10-mile oval into a tie with Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex as the winningest track of Schuchart's World of Outlaws career.

Carson Macedo extended his reign as the best qualifier of 2022, taking his 11th QuickTime Award of the season and the 19th of his World of Outlaws career. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 circled The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 12.678 seconds to top all 52 cars in My Place Hotels Qualifying.

Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races was David Gravel (208th career), Jacob Allen (52nd career), Carson Macedo (82nd career), and Sam Hafertepe Jr. (49th career).

Macedo mastered the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his Series-best seventh pole position, and was well on his way to the fifth perfect night of 2022 when a nozzle line took his win away.

Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, officially earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a 24th-to-12th run, but a pair of PA Posse stars certainly made up the most ground on Wednesday. Lance Dewease drove from 29th-to-8th after a work area trip derailed his strong starting position, and Brent Marks advanced +24 positions across his Non-Qualifier, Heat Race, Last Chance Showdown, and Feature after missing his Qualifying attempt.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will host a "Fan Fest" from 2-4pm on Thursday, but takes the night off from racing. The penultimate and then season finale shows will run back-to-back on Friday and Saturday as the World Finals conclude at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart (4); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (1); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (2); 4. 24-Rico Abreu (5); 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (12); 6. 2-David Gravel (8); 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (15); 8. 69K-Lance Dewease (11); 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 10. 39-Parker Price-Miller (14); 11. 39M-Anthony Macri (13); 12. 21-Brian Brown (24); 13. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (22); 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney (17); 15. 13-Justin Peck (16); 16. 19-Brent Marks (21); 17. 5-Spencer Bayston (19); 18. 55-Cole Macedo (20); 19. 20G-Noah Gass (28); 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser (27); 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 22. 7S-Robbie Price (26); 23. 1A-Jacob Allen (3); 24. 42-Sye Lynch (23); 25. 6-Bill Rose (29); 26. 15-Donny Schatz (10); 27. 49X-Cale Thomas (18); 28. 11-Buddy Kofoid (6); 29. 83-James McFadden (25). Lap Leader(s): Carson Macedo 1-28; Logan Schuchart 29-30. KSE Hard Charger: Brian Brown +12

NEW Championship Standings (72/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,998); 2. David Gravel (-22); 3. Carson Macedo (-104); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-250); 5. Donny Schatz (-256); 6. Logan Schuchart (-380); 7. James McFadden (-488); 8. Spencer Bayston (-608); 9. Jacob Allen (-712); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-962).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Charlotte's World Finals to Decide World of Outlaws Sprint Car Championship This Week

Brad Sweet Leads David Gravel by 16 Points with Three Races Remaining

CONCORD, NC - November 1, 2022 - From Florida in February to North Carolina in November, all dirt roads have led to this week's championship-crowning moment at World Finals.

After 71 events, the difference from Brad Sweet's Kasey Kahne Racing #49 to David Gravel's Big Game Motorsports #2 is a mere 16 points with a $200,000-to-win World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship on the line.

With an expanded event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the title fight now comes down to three Features with $15,000-to-win shows on Wednesday and Friday, followed by a $25,000-to-win season finale on Saturday night. Scheduled to have the day off on Thursday, the superstars of The Greatest Show on Dirt will partake in Fan Fest from 2-4 pm along the front stretch access road with autographs and games available for fans.

Following Saturday's grand finale, fans are invited to the World of Outlaws Champions Celebration at the NOS Energy Drink Stage in the lower pit area, featuring a concert, a parade of cars, and the honoring of this year’s championship contenders.

As usual, the 900-plus horsepower beasts will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds in this weeklong extravaganza. The fun unofficially begins, Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a kickoff party and concert 6pm at the zMax Pavilion.

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

THIS IS IT: It all comes down to this for Brad Sweet and David Gravel, who are separated by 16 points with three races remaining this week. Sweet has controlled command of the championship since March 26 when the Series left the west coast and held his largest lead of the season (96-points) on September 24 after his fifth win, but Gravel has consistently beaten him for six-straight shows to chop a whopping 80-points out of the lead.

For Sweet, the Grass Valley, CA native is chasing his fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Another title would move him past Sammy Swindell for third on the all-time list, only trailing Steve Kinser (20) and Donny Schatz (10).

For Gravel, the Watertown, CT native is attempting to become the 11th driver to win a World of Outlaws championship through 45 seasons. He finished third in the title chase for four consecutive seasons (2016-19) and then a career-best runner-up (-80 points) last year, and now tries to deliver a title to car owner Tod Quiring.

TALE OF THE TAPE: When it comes to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Sweet and Gravel have obtained two contrasting resumes at the Concord, NC 4/10-mile and it could be the deciding factor in this championship chase. They each enter with six consecutive top-10s at the track, however, Gravel's average finish over that span is 1.8 with Sweet's average at 5.0.

Gravel is a five-time Charlotte victor - including three-straight in 2019-20 - which ranks second behind Donny Schatz (12) through 58 World of Outlaws events. He's already won at the track with crew chief Cody Jacobs, taking the Big Game Motorsports #2 to Victory Lane during the World Finals opener last year.

Sweet, however, has yet to triumph through 32 attempts at Charlotte, making it his most-visited track without a win. That's not to say he's underperformed though, as “The Big Cat” owns five podium finishes and 11 top-five results at KKR's home venue. He also has the experience advantage of topping the closest championship battle (+4 points over Schatz in 2019) in Series history at Charlotte.

KING OF QUEEN CITY: Donny Schatz is the only driver to contest all 58 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and as you'd expect, he's statistically the best.

The Fargo, ND native averages a 5.4 finish including 12 wins, another eight runner-up finishes, a staggering total of 31 podium appearances, 39 top-fives, 49 top-10s, and only nine finishes outside the top-10 with five of those being a DNF.

Another triumph this week for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 would give Schatz the 306th victory of his career and his fourth of the season.

GOING OUT ON TOP: Outside of the championship battle, several full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars will look to close out their 2022 season with one more high note - especially with higher purses including $15,000-to-win prelims and a $25,000-to-win finale this week.

Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has wrapped up another championship podium and still has three more chances to make 2022 the winningest season of his career with a 12th victory. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 pilot established his Charlotte best of fourth last year.

Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is 24-points behind Schatz in the battle for fourth in the championship, which would be a new career-best for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. He's one win away from reaching 10 for the first time in his career, and it would be his first at Charlotte.

Both Shark Racing stars, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, could add their fifth World of Outlaws win of the year this weekend. Schuchart is a three-time Charlotte winner (2017, 2019, 2020) and Allen has spent time leading laps at the track and owns a career-best of sixth.

END OF THE LINE: The grind finally ends for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders this week as Spencer Bayston and Noah Gass close the curtains on their first season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Bayston, a 24-year-old native of Lebanon, IN, enjoyed a successful freshman campaign with CJB Motorsports, racking up two wins, 16 top fives, 37 top 10s, and an eighth-place points finish. He'll look for a strong finale at Charlotte, where he's started on the pole and finished fourth before.

Gass, a 19-year-old native of Mounds, OK, made strides all season long as he encountered 30-plus new-to-him tracks. He was a two-time top-10 finisher and recorded several KSE Hard Charger Awards prior to Charlotte, where he makes his debut this week.

ADJUSTED FORMAT: Going away from the traditional World Finals schedule, this year's event adds a whole extra day with more racing and activities for the fans. The NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will run complete standard shows (Qualifying, Heats, C-Main, Dash, LCS, Feature) on Wednesday - with Late Models - and again on Friday - with Big Block Modifieds. 

On Saturday, all three divisions will come together for the season finale. There will be no qualifying sessions with all Heat Races being lined up by preliminary points, which will utilize the championship format (150, 146, 144, 142, etc.).

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Wednesday, November 2 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC
Friday, November 4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC
Saturday, November 5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC

ON THE INTERNET
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (71/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (8,854 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-16 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-106 PTS); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (-214 PTS); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-238 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-386 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-446 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-580 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-672 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-954 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (18 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 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
3 wins – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
2 wins – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
2 wins – Anthony Macri, Macri Motorsports #39M
1 win – James McFadden, Roth Motorsports #83
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Rico Abreu, Rico Abreu Racing #24

FEATURE LAPS LED (30 Drivers):
306 laps – Brad Sweet
286 laps – Carson Macedo
216 laps – David Gravel
189 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
134 laps – Jacob Allen
123 laps – Brent Marks
119 laps – Kyle Larson
100 laps – Donny Schatz
78 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
75 laps – Logan Schuchart
70 laps – Spencer Bayston
55 laps – Lance Dewease
52 laps – Brian Brown
49 laps – Anthony Macri
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
40 laps – James McFadden
36 laps – Rico Abreu
31 laps – Buddy Kofoid
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23 laps – Kasey Kahne
22 laps – Brock Zearfoss
15 laps – Justin Peck
14 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl

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

HEAT RACE WINNERS (52 Drivers):
25 Heat Wins – David Gravel
21 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
19 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
18 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
15 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
7 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Brent Marks
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Anthony Macri, Tyler Courtney
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Marcus Dumesny, Corey Day, Lance Dewease
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, 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, Logan Wagner, Matt Juhl, Garet Williamson

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (61 Drivers):
42 Dashes – Brad Sweet
41 Dashes – David Gravel
40 Dashes – Carson Macedo
31 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
29 Dashes – James McFadden
28 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen
27 Dashes – Donny Schatz
13 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
11 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser, Brent Marks
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri, Kasey Kahne
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel
5 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Corey Day, Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Lance Dewease
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Ryan Timms
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen, Buddy Kofoid
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner, Garet Williamson

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (38 Drivers):
5 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
3 LCS Wins – Donny Schatz, Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Brian Brown
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, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes, DJ Netto, Dylan Cisney, Jake Bubak

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (33 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Freddie Rahmer
1 Hard Charger – 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, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe

PODIUM FINISHES (32 Drivers):
25 Podiums – Carson Macedo
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
20 Podiums – David Gravel
17 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
15 Podiums – Donny Schatz
13 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
11 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Jacob Allen
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri
4 Podiums – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms, Logan Wagner

TOP 10 FINISHES (66 Drivers):
58 Top 10s – David Gravel
56 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
53 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
52 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
48 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
43 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
39 Top 10s – James McFadden
37 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
36 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
25 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
19 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
17 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
15 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
13 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Brian Brown
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Justin Peck
7 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen, Lance Dewease
6 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Danny Dietrich
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Trey Starks, Ryan Timms
2 Top 10s – Noah Gass, Robbie Price, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Justin Whittall
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, Logan Wagner, Sye Lynch, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe

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 / Lance Dewease (2)
67. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (1)
68. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (2)
69. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / David Gravel (7)
70. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / James McFadden (1)
71. Sat, Oct. 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Lance Dewease (3)
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

 

 

Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Season Concludes; Shane Cockrum Deemed Champion

CONCORD, NC (Oct. 31, 2022) – The inaugural season for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation has officially ended with no suitable reschedule date for the season finale available.

Points leader Shane Cockrum, and the Amati Racing team, have been deemed the 2022 champions, claiming the inaugural $20,000 title check.

“This is obviously not how we wanted to end the inaugural season for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars,” said Xtreme Outlaw Series Director Casey Shuman. “I want to thank all the drivers and teams that supported the Series this year and congratulate Shane Cockrum and Shane Wade on winning the inaugural championship. I look forward to bigger and better things for the Series in the future.”

The season finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was canceled due to rain. Series officials searched for a suitable replacement but with none available were forced to conclude the season at its current standings.

That left Cockrum, of Benton, IL, as the historic first Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series champion with Alex Bright, in second, and Jake Swanson, in third, rounding out the podium.

FULL POINTS: CLICK HERE

In eight races this year, the Series saw five different winners. CJ Leary won the inaugural race at Volusia Speedway Park in February, followed by Thomas Meseraull picking up the win on the second night in Florida. Leary then became the Series’ first multi-time winner with his victory at Lake Ozark Speedway

Brady Bacon picked up the win during the Series’ second visit to Lake Ozark. Then, Alex Bright and Jake Swanson also became first-time winners with the Series during the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Swanson went on to make history winning the next two events and becoming the Series’ first three-time winner.

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation is scheduled to commence its 2023 season during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

 

ALL DIRT ROADS: Brad Sweet prepared for ‘extremely intense battle’ with David Gravel at World Finals
Sweet, the three-time and defending champion, leads Gravel, looking for his first title, by 16 points entering the championship weekend

CONCORD, NC (Oct. 27, 2022) – You may see a 16-point difference between Brad Sweet and David Gravel in the 2022 championship battle, but to Sweet they’re “essentially tied.”

With that mindset, Sweet’s focus for the World of Outlaws World Finals (Nov. 2-5) season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte has changed. Rather than “milking” a healthy points gap, he’s now taking a more aggressive approach for the three nights of racing.

“If you’re going in there looking for a top five, you’re going to lose,” Sweet said. “You have to go in there, putting all the cards on the table and try to win each night. If you have a (large) point lead, I think, you don’t take the risks, or roll the dice. But when someone, basically, essentially, we’re pretty much tied going into a three-race weekend. We know [Gravel and his Big Game Motorsports team are] going to be hungry. They’re going to be good. They have been. Especially for the last eight to 10 races they’ve been on a good stretch. That’s what’s put them in this position.”

For Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, and his NAPA Auto Parts Kasey Kahne Racing team, a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title is on the line. For Gravel and his Big Game Motorsports team, it would be their first.

The two have battled all year, mirroring their season stats. While Sweet has been more consistent throughout the year, Gravel has been on a hot streak recently. The Watertown, CT driver has scored seven top-five finishes in the last seven races, including at win at I-80 Speedway, versus Sweet’s three top fives – one being a win at Sharon Speedway – and five top 10s in the last seven.

That’s helped Gravel close the points gap and take advantage of Sweet’s rare DNF at Williams Grove Speedway – where he suffered a broken rear end. Before then, Sweet and his KKR team were on a streak of 5,481 laps completed and 166 straight races without a DNF.

To ease the heartbreak of the situation, Sweet said he’s put all his focus on winning at Charlotte.

“Everybody probably handles emotion differently,” Sweet said. “For me, obviously, with doing this for so long, when something happens my mind just moves to the next thing… But I don’t want to dwell on any negativity or what could have been or what should have been. When you go down that path and spend time on the negative stuff, you’re not putting the time where it needs to be. Right now, that’s in preparation and studying where the car needs to be. What I need to do as a driver to get the job done and that’s the task in front of us.

“Williams Grove is done and dusted. Charlotte is ahead of us. It is what it is. I always tell the guys, ‘It could always be worse.’ We’re still ahead in points. We worked hard to get to this point. It’s going to be a great battle. It’s great for the Series. Great for the sport. Now there is going to be a lot of eyes on us. I’m just happy that I’m involved in that conversation.”

While Sweet is focused on the tasks ahead, he also admitted the intensity of the week is still high. He’s averaged a fifth-place finish at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in the last six races there – since winning his first title in 2019. But Charlotte is one of Gravel’s best tracks, averaging a 1.8 finish in the last six races – sweeping the doubleheader in 2019 and picking up a win there the last two years.

“The intensity level is more like when we went there only a couple of points ahead of (10-time Series champion) Donny (Schatz) in 2019, chasing our first championship,” Sweet said. “I guess the difference is we have three more (championships) than we did the situation before. I don’t know that I feel the same pressure. Getting that first one is always the most difficult.

“Pretty comfortable with our accomplishments as a team, where we’re at as a team. Obviously, you can’t help part failures. Things happen. I think at this point I’m looking at it one race at a time. Going in trying to win each race. If you do that, the points are going to fall into your favor. It just comes down to being as prepared as possible. Trying to execute the best that you possibly can.”

The biggest difference this time, he said, is he has a better control of his nerves.

“When you’ve been in the situation, you know the feeling that you get,” Sweet said. “I think that helps for me. It calms me down a little. I don’t think… that year (in 2019), there were just a lot of emotions. It was really hard to control but it was really intense with the team. We worked extremely hard to be as prepared as we possibly could. We have that knowledge and we’ve been in that situation. We’re not treating it any different.”

If Sweet can hold on for his fourth consecutive title, he’ll join Steve Kinser and Schatz as the only three drivers in Series history to have won four straight World of Outlaws championships, and four titles in general. If Gravel finds his way to the top, he’ll become the 11th different World of Outlaws champion.

“All I do is plan on running the best I can every night and hopefully running up front and just keep applying that pressure,” Gravel said. “You never know what could happen.”

With Sweet’s view on the championship battle situation entering World Finals, his only goal is to win.

“I think we need to win a race [at World Finals],” Sweet said. “I think it is important for us to finish strong and for the points, as well. If you’re winning, no one can win points on you.”

Fans can meet Sweet and Gravel, along with the rest of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars on Thursday, Nov. 3, during the World Finals Fan Fest, from 2-4pm, along the front stretch – open to all ticketed fans. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Features will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5.

For tickets to the World of Outlaws World Finals, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Rain showers force Devil’s Bowl cancellation

MESQUITE, TX (Oct. 26, 2022) – Heavy rain at Devil’s Bowl Speedway – and more projected for the weekend – has created saturated grounds at the track and forced Xtreme Outlaw Series and track officials to cancel the Texas Non-Wing Nationals.

Series officials are looking for a new date for the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation championship finale.

Those who purchased tickets in advance to the Texas Non-Wing Nationals can call the track at (972) 222-2421.

For updates on the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series, follow the Series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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.

 

World of Outlaws Champions Celebration to bring fans, drivers closer than ever for year-end honors
For the first time, fans will get to celebrate each driver’s year-long accomplishments and then keep the party going with a concert by Country Music Artist Rick Monroe and The Hitmen
 

CONCORD, NC (Oct. 26, 2022) – When the fireworks fade and the champions lower their trophies Saturday night at the World of Outlaws World Finals, the year-end celebrations kick off with the special World of Outlaws Champions Celebration at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. And everyone is invited.

Taking place directly after Saturday night’s (Nov. 5) championship Victory Lane celebrations, the World of Outlaws Champions Celebration will be held at the NOS Energy Concert Stage in the lower pit area, featuring a concert, a parade of cars and the honoring of this year’s championship contenders.

“For the first time, fans will be able to celebrate each driver’s season-long accomplishments with them as they are honored on the NOS Energy Concert Stage Saturday night,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Add in an electric concert and The Greatest Show on Dirt will go from on track to off track at the end of the night.”

The full field of championship contenders for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series will be honored on stage – given their trophy and check. World of Outlaws teams will also parade their cars to the stage.

There will also be a concert by Country Music Artist, Rick Monroe and The Hitmen, brought to you by NOS Energy. And it’s all free for fans to attend.

The World of Outlaws Championship Celebration will be a unique bookend to the epic four-day World of Outlaws World Finals, which will commence with the PRN at the Track Kick-off Party – in the zMax Pavilion – Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6pm (ET). Then, racing will begin Wednesday, Nov. 2 with 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 3X4 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.

Don’t miss the weeklong celebration like no other (Nov. 2-5) by purchasing your tickets today, CLICK HERE.

 

 

NOT DONE YET: Lance Dewease Banks $75,000 with Fifth-Career National Open Title

57-Year-Old is First Driver to Win Williams Grove Crown Jewel Across Four Decades

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 22, 2022 - A historic edition of the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open played host to a historic happening on Saturday night.

Going back to the fountain of youth, 57-year-old Lance Dewease held off two of the fastest rising PA Posse stars and a slew of full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series drivers to win his fifth-career National Open - becoming the second driver in history to reach that feat behind Donny Schatz's six titles.

Leading from flag-to-flag in the 40-lap, $75,000-to-win finale at Williams Grove Speedway, Dewease made history as the first man to conquer the National Open in four decades, winning the Pennsylvania staple in 1996, 2001-02, 2018, and 2022.

With the Hall of Fame trio of driver Dewease, owner Don Kreitz Jr., and crew chief Davey Brown Sr., the #69K made it clear they're not going anywhere.

"We're not stopping now," Dewease said after his record-extending 111th win at Williams Grove. "I don't plan on retiring and these guys want to keep racing. Someone has to keep these young guys honest out here. Brent [Marks] and Anthony [Macri] are two of the best and I love racing against them. I'm not done yet."

"It's pretty special to break a tie with Steve Kinser for anything," he added, passing "The King" for second-most National Open titles. "I don't know how many more of these I've got left, but I know [Donny] Schatz is next in our picture. We're just taking it one race at a time. My son [Cole Dewease] recently started racing Micro Sprint and it's been a joy."

Scoring the fifth-highest payday of the season didn't come easily for Dewease, who was forced to fend off Myerstown, PA's Brent Marks for the entirety of the race. Marks actually slid by and took the lead on a Lap 28 restart, but the red flag flew and negated his pass before he could cross the finish line to count the lap.

"I caught a lucky break with Brent on that restart," Dewease noted. "I was having radio problems the whole Feature and worried too much about that. I wasn't paying attention as well as I should have been and fell asleep on that restart. Brent is so fast here right now that I don't think we could've beat him had he actually passed us. We took advantage of everything we needed, though, and it paid off."

On the heartbreaking side of Saturday's loss, Marks finished 0.792-seconds shy of completing his dream season in the Murray-Marks Motorsports #19. He settled for a $25,000 payday and now looks to end his season on a high note with three more chances at World of Outlaws Victory Lane during the World Finals in November.

"It's extremely disappointing," Marks said after falling short of his second National Open title. "It just didn't go our way tonight. We had a fast car, but it was so top-dominant and I needed lap traffic to make a move. I was so close to the flagstand when that red flag came out after taking the lead, that was a big bummer. Proud to be standing on the frontstretch, though.

Finishing third and completing the PA Posse podium sweep was Dillsburg, PA's Anthony Macri with a ninth-to-third charge fueling his career-best National Open effort. "The Concrete Kid" rallied late in the running and applied pressure to both Marks and Dewease, but ran out of time and track in his charge to the front.

"That was a lot of hard racing for $75,000 tonight," Macri mentioned after contact nearly sent him over in the final laps. "I gave it my all tonight, but we came up in third place. It sucks, but we'll take it and move on. Considering that we started ninth and how narrow it was in the early running, I'm impressed with our run. The cookie just didn't crumble completely our way this time."

Behind the PA Posse's lead trio was a pair of full-time Outlaws closing out the top five. Spencer Bayston finished a career-best fourth at Williams Grove in the CJB Motorsports #5, while David Gravel finished fifth in the Big Game Motorsports #2 as he closed on the championship lead for the sixth-straight race.

Rounding out the top-10 of the 60th National Open was Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Danny Dietrich in the Gary Kauffman Racing #48, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, and James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83.
NOS NOTEBOOK (WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, 10/22/22)

Dewease is the 32nd driver in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history to reach 20 victories - tying him for 31st on the All-Time Win List with fellow PA Posse legend, Greg Hodnett. He concluded the 2022 campaign at Williams Grove Speedway with five consecutive wins (two against the World of Outlaws) to push his all-time record to 111 wins at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile.

At 57 years, 16 days, Dewease passes another Posse icon, Fred Rahmer (55 years, 7 months, 2 days), as the oldest winner in National Open history. His fifth win now puts him second all-time in National Open titles - trailing Donny Schatz (6) - and makes him the first to ever win the race in four different decades - 90's, 00's, 10's, 20's.

Saturday marked the first-ever PA Posse podium sweep at the National Open under World of Outlaws sanction. Of his five titles at the race, the Kreitz Racing #69K is the first car that Dewease has won with on multiple occasions.

Breaking a rear axle on Lap 5, championship leader Brad Sweet suffered his first DNF since July 2020 - snapping a 166-race streak of completing 5,461 consecutive laps. Pairing that with David Gravel's fifth-place result, the title gap is now only 16-points entering the World Finals in two weeks.

UP NEXT (Nov) – All that remains in 2022 for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds for one huge weekend to conclude the season. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$75,000]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [2][$25,000]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [9][$10,000]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$6,000]; 5. 2-David Gravel [3][$4,000]; 6. 13-Justin Peck [6][$3,500]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$3,200]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [19][$3,000]; 9. 41-Carson Macedo [13][$2,700]; 10. 83-James McFadden [5][$2,600]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,500]; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [26][$650]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [12][$1,850]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$1,500]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$1,400]; 16. 11-TJ Stutts [11][$1,350]; 17. 27-Daryn Pittman [16][$1,300]; 18. 39-Troy Wagaman [28][$]; 19. 44-Dylan Norris [22][$1,300]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,300]; 21. 71-Cory Eliason [24][$1,300]; 22. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [20][$1,300]; 23. 19R-Matt Campbell [23][$1,300]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 25. 1M-Landon Myers [15][$1,300]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [18][$1,300]; 27. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,300]; 28. 7S-Robbie Price [25][$]. Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5W-Lucas Wolfe[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (71/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,854); 2. David Gravel (-16); 3. Carson Macedo (-106); 4. Donny Schatz (-214); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-238); 6. Logan Schuchart (-386); 7. James McFadden (-446); 8. Spencer Bayston (-580); 9. Jacob Allen (-672); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-954).

 

 

OPEN-MINDED: David Gravel staying in championship hunt with National Open, World Finals looming
Gravel traits championship points leader Brad Sweet by 54 points with four races remaining in 2022

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Oct. 20, 2022) – When David Gravel entered the Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend at the beginning of October, he trailed points leader Brad Sweet by 96 points. This weekend, for the event’s rescheduled date, he’s cut that deficit down to 54 points in five races.

While trending in the right direction for Gravel, and his Big Game Motorsports team, to chase their first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, they’re down to four more races to accelerate that climb.

After being postponed by rain, the $75,000-to-win 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway takes place Saturday, Oct. 22. Then, the Series will have three days of racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World of Outlaws World Finals championship finale, Nov. 2-5 – fans will also get to meet Gravel and the rest of the Series stars during a front stretch Fan Fest on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2-4pm (ET).

Gravel is currently on a streak of six top-five finishes in a row, including a win at I-80 Speedway, helping him cut into Sweet’s lead. Part of that recent success stems from he and his team throwing everything they have into the final stretch of the season, he said.

“I think just being open minded and trying some stuff,” Gravel said. “Find some stuff that has worked, knowing when to use it and when not to.

“Just confidence with the race car. Just trying things. We’ve been together for about two years. We’ve tried a decent amount of stuff. But I think you always have to strive to be better and keep searching and try to find those things that are going to help you win race. Here, lately, I feel like we’ve done that.”

Gravel’s confidence also comes from having previous success at Williams Grove and The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The Watertown, CT driver has eight Series wins at Williams Grove – two of them National Open victories – and six wins at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, including four in the last three years.

His wins at Charlotte have come with three different teams, too – CJB Motorsports, Jason Johnson Racing and Big Game Motorsports.

While his main focus will be to win the last four races, points will still be in the back of his mind.

“I think about it,” he said. “It’s a shame we were 90-something points back going into Port Royal because if we had it to 50 or 60, where we were, it would have been a big help. We kind of didn’t run really good at Eldora and were kind of OK at those last couple of races in California. Because of those, it put us in a bigger gap. It’s going to be hard to make anything happen.

“All I do is plan on running the best I can every night and hopefully running up front and just keep applying that pressure. You never know what could happen. You’re one mistake away from being right there.”

In his second year with Big Game Motorsports and crew chief Cody Jacobs – the 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Crew Chief of the Year – they’ve managed to collect seven wins, so far. While that’s currently off from the 11 victories they had last year, Gravel said he still feels like they’ve had a better season than last year – judging by money earned and performance at marquee events, such as his second-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals.

That still doesn’t mean they’re satisfied, though. There are still more races to win. Still a shot at their first championship.

“I don’t think you’re ever satisfied,” Gravel said. “Maybe content sometimes, but you always want more. You always want to strive for more. We’re third on the wins list for the Outlaws, which is OK, but you’d rather be number one or number two. It’s a very competitive sport this year and everything is earned. That is for sure. We’re focused on finishing off the year strong.”

For tickets to the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open, Oct. 22, and World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 2-5, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision – either at DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: $75,000 National Open Concludes Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway

The Ninth and Final Battle Between World of Outlaws and PA Posse is the Biggest

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 19, 2022 - After sitting idle for three weeks, Williams Grove Speedway will roar back to life this Saturday, October 22 as the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open is finished with $75,000 on the line - the fifth-richest winners share in Sprint Car Racing this year.

Postponed by the remnants of Hurrican Ian at the start of the month, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will now battle the PA Posse in what will be the sixth-latest National Open through six decades of competition at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile.

While the Outlaws vs. Posse rivalry takes center stage in Central Pennsylvania, eyes nationwide are glued on the championship battle between Brad Sweet and David Gravel with only four races left. Sweet - chasing his fourth consecutive crown - currently leads Gravel - going for his first title - by 54 points. Gravel has made it interesting down the stretch, beating Sweet in five-straight races to cut 42 points out of what was once a 96-point advantage.

Saturday's one-night stand for 75 grand will begin with gates opening at 4:00pm ET followed by Hot Laps on track at 6:00pm ET.
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Let's preview what to watch for this Saturday on DIRTVision.com:

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 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.

Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, ended a three-year drought against the World of Outlaws when the Series visited his home turf in July. Lately, the Kreitz Racing #69K has been on fire at Williams Grove, winning four-straight races at the track, including a rain-shortened National Open preliminary on September 30. A fifth consecutive W would give Dewease his fifth National Open title, which would break a tie with Steve Kinser (4) for second-most in event history.

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.

David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has thrived at Williams Grove more than any other venue on the World of Outlaws schedule, scoring eight of his 76 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. It’ll be no different this weekend as he aims to be the seventh to reach three titles.

Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, currently sits on 28 career Williams Grove wins entering the weekend with three of those earned this year. He swept the All Star Circuit of Champions Twin 20s in August and enters second in the track standings. 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, finally cleared the hump in a big way, winning his first and second World of Outlaws Features when he swept Port Royal (PA) Speedway two weeks ago. The 23-year-old is now a 23-time winner this year with three of those coming in Mechanicsburg. Since September, “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.

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 six podiums in his last eight 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.

James McFadden, of Alice Springs, NT, heads into Saturday's show as the most recent World of Outlaws winner - topping Lakeside (KS) to snap an 81-race drought in his first win with Roth Motorsports. The Australian ace is no stranger to Williams Grove, earning his first-career victory with the Series there in 2017 and placing on the podium of the National Open that same 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 still dons 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 last month, 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 to the #5 shop.
THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Saturday, October 22 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (70/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (8,752 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-54 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-136 PTS); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (-240 PTS); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-258 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-394 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-474 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-620 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-706 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-972 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (18 Drivers):
11 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
9 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
7 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
2 wins – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
2 wins – Anthony Macri, Macri Motorsports #39M
1 win – James McFadden, Roth Motorsports #83
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
1 win – Rico Abreu, Rico Abreu Racing #24

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

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

HEAT RACE WINNERS (52 Drivers):
25 Heat Wins – David Gravel
21 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
19 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
17 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
15 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
13 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
7 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Anthony Macri, Brent Marks
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Tyler Courtney, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl, Corey Day
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, 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, Logan Wagner, Lance Dewease, Garet Williamson

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (61 Drivers):
41 Dashes – Brad Sweet
39 Dashes – David Gravel
37 Dashes – Carson Macedo
29 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
27 Dashes – Logan Schuchart
26 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Jacob Allen
12 Dashes – Giovanni Scelzi
11 Dashes – Rico Abreu
10 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Brent Marks, Anthony Macri, Kasey Kahne
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel
5 Dashes – Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Corey Day
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Ryan Timms, Hunter Schuerenberg, Lance Dewease
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Justin Whittall, Ian Madsen
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Ayrton Gennetten, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Halligan, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner, Garet Williamson

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (38 Drivers):
5 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart
4 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
3 LCS Wins – Ayrton Gennetten
2 LCS Wins – Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Brian Brown
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, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes, DJ Netto, Dylan Cisney, Jake Bubak

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (32 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
4 Hard Chargers – Donny Schatz, Noah Gass
3 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Freddie Rahmer
1 Hard Charger – 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, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Smith,

PODIUM FINISHES (32 Drivers):
25 Podiums – Carson Macedo
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
20 Podiums – David Gravel
17 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
15 Podiums – Donny Schatz
13 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
11 Podiums – James McFadden
10 Podiums – Jacob Allen
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Podiums – Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms, Logan Wagner

TOP 10 FINISHES (66 Drivers):
57 Top 10s – David Gravel
56 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
53 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
51 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
48 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
43 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
38 Top 10s – James McFadden
36 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
35 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
25 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
19 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss
17 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri
12 Top 10s – Brent Marks
9 Top 10s – Brian Brown
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Justin Peck
7 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
6 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Lance Dewease
5 Top 10s – Danny Dietrich
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, 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, Logan Wagner, Justin Whittall, Sye Lynch, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe

2022 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
Race 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 / Lance Dewease (2)
67. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (1)
68. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (2)
69. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / David Gravel (7)
70. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / James McFadden (1)
71. Sat, Oct. 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / $75,000-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

 

 

FULL CIRCLE: Amati Racing aims to honor, make history at Devil’s Bowl for Xtreme Outlaw finale
Shane Wade hopes to win with Shane Cockrum at the track his grandfather earned the title as an "Original Outlaw” in 1978

MESQUITE, TX (Oct. 20, 2022) – Shane Wade's days of sleeping in van, traveling from race to race with his grandfather, have led to a potential history making moment for the Sprint Car team owner.

Entering the two-day Texas Non-Wing Nationals championship finale for the inaugural Xtreme Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Oct. 28-29, Wade's Amati Racing team, and driver Shane Cockrum, have a 26-point lead over second-place Alex Bright.

The historic significance of the event is twofold for Wade. The "Outlaws" return to their roots as Devil's Bowl Speedway hosted the first World of Outlaws event – a Non-Wing Sprint Car race – in 1978 and among the "Original Outlaws" in that race was Wade's grandfather, Chuck Amati.

It was his grandfather who embedded the love of Sprint Car racing into him, so going into the championship weekend with a shot at the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw title, being an "Original Xtreme Outlaw," Wade knows it'll be a special weekend no matter the outcome.

“I think it is incredible to just be in a position to have a shot at it,” Wade said. “It would be a dream come true if we win the inaugural season. That’s why we put this deal together. When we started hearing rumors this was going to happen, Shane (Cockrum) was the first person I called and said let’s win this championship. That’s been our goal. I’m extremely grateful we’re in the position we’re in, no matter what happens. We’ll be proud to have played a role in the first season.

“I am looking forward to closing the season out [at Devil’s Bowl]. Obviously, it’s championship weekend. It’s going to be a special weekend.”

The historic significance also isn’t lost on Cockrum, whose father, Cliff Cockrum, raced against Amati. Along with wanting the championship, Cockrum and Wade had Devil’s Bowl circled on their calendar the day it was announced.

“It’ll be a cool reunion of shorts,” Cockrum said about the historic significance of the weekend. “It’s one we’ve pinned on the map since the beginning of the year. We’ve been preparing for this one all year. We’re just pumped we’re in a position to capitalize and win the championship.

“Certainly, all championships are awesome, but to win the first one would definitely be the highlight of my career. For a multitude of reasons. One, it’s just a huge national series and to win anything like that puts you on the map in different places. Secondly, this is a reunion of sorts from the first World of Outlaws race there in the 1970s. To possibly win a championship at a place that... It really does bring myself, my family, Shane Wade and his grandfather, Chuck Amati, essentially the World of Outlaws organization, brings it full circle for all of us.”

Dirt racing is all Wade has ever known. His earlier memories are traveling around the country with his grandfather, going from track to track, living their lives on the road out of their van.

“My grandpa would wake up at daylight. We would sleep in the motel parking lot and my grandpa would wait up at daylight, waiting for people to come out of their hotel and he would talk them into letting us use their hotel room to take showers,” Wade said. “We always had our own towels. They rarely told him no. We’d take showers and go to the racetrack.”

Those days of living out of a van as an original “Outlaw” put Wade on the path to potentially be the original Xtreme Outlaw champion.

For tickets to the Texas Non-Wing Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, call (972) 222-2421.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap live on DIRTVision – either at 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.

 

 

CURTAIN CALL: Avedisian Becomes Two-Time Winner, Daum Inaugural Midget Champion in Wild Finale at I-44

Daum & teams ready CB Industries backup minutes before green flag, drives 23rd-to-ninth

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oct. 15, 2022 – When the pressure turned up, the heroes emerged Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

It was a nail-biting conclusion to the inaugural season for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, where the first-ever repeat winner was found and the first-ever champion was crowned by the end of the night.

Jade Avedisian all 35 laps of the 18th annual Charlene Meents Memorial to become the first-ever two-time winner of the Series and the first-ever two-time female Feature winner of a national Midget tour, while Zach Daum piloted one of Avedisian’s backup cars from the CB Industries stable to a ninth-place finish, earning him enough points to clinch the inaugural Series championship.

“The first one was awesome, but I think this one’s just a little more special that I could do it twice,” Avedisian said after the Feature, reflecting on the significance of her trailblazing accomplishment.

Starting from the pole after setting quick time in Group 4 Qualifying and a third-place Heat finish, Avedisian jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green and began setting a torrid pace. She stretched her lead as large as two seconds on more than one occasion and was able to hold the lead through even the toughest restarts.

But after the final restart just before the halfway point, Avedisian found herself riding on another two-second gap with lots of traffic ahead and a hungry pack of drivers behind her. The hungriest of which was Bryant Wiedeman, who was in the midst of a points battle with Daum that was coming right down to the wire.

If Wiedeman won the race, a 15th-or-worse finish for Daum would have been enough to earn Weideman the title. Both were dangerously close to those exact positions in the final laps, and every position mattered. With five laps-to-go and a two second gap to Avedisian, Wiedeman pinned the throttle.

A smooth line, a few smart moves in traffic and some help from the slower cars allowed Wiedeman to reel-in Avedisian in only three laps.

“I didn’t know exactly [how far back], but I knew [someone] was right there because I kinda felt my pace slow down in lapped traffic,” Avedisian said. “I wasn’t sure where to go, and this lapper changed lanes on the straightaway, and I was on the outside. I knew someone was close, but just wasn’t sure who.”

The two stayed relatively close as they took the white flag until Wiedeman attempted a last-ditch slide job in Turn 3. But Avedisian held strong on the top and denied the Keith Kunz Motorsports driver out of Turn 4 to collect the win and the $5,000 paycheck.

“Thanks to [Wiedeman] for driving me clean because we all want to win, and I know what he could’ve done to win,” she said.

Wiedeman crossed the stripe in second to record his best Series finish since the win at Davenport in August. But in the end, it was not enough to make up the points he needed to win the title. Daum had climbed all the way from a provisional starting spot in 23rd to finish 9th and clinch the inaugural season championship.

“I needed the bottom to get slicker so them guys couldn’t run the bottom,” Daum said. “Once that happened, then I got better and could just start picking them off.

“I just tried not to do anything dumb, put myself in a bad position to get crashed that late in the race. Just had to play it smart, play it like a veteran should.”

In his words, this was the hardest he’s ever worked to clinch a national Midget title. As fate would have it, Daum broke an engine after Friday’s event, forcing him to swipe the engine out of teammate Ethan Mitchell’s car to compete Saturday. Then, while leading coming to the white flag in his Heat Race, engine issues snakebit Daum once more, sending him to the pits with limited time to ready another car for the Feature.

In Daum’s hour of need, CB Industries leader Chad Boat offered up a spare car, primarily fitted for Avedisian, to Daum to finish out the night. With crew members from several different teams furiously wrenching and drilling on it, the car was readied just in time for Daum to take his provisional starting spot in the Feature.

“There were other people offering cars, and I appreciate every last one of them,” Daum said. “There were more people in the hot pit and in Chad’s pit tonight than I could even begin to think about. And I thank every one of them, because without them, we wouldn’t have made it in time.”

The thrash effort proved fruitful, giving Daum the avenue to collect the $10,000 title for he and Bundy Built Motorsports. Though they may not have all the shiniest, new equipment in the pit area, Daum and his team let their resiliency power through and proved how far determination can really go.

“Everybody on this team – I can’t explain the shoestring that they race on,” Daum said. “It’s rinky-dink stuff, and we somehow make it work every night. We have nice stuff; we just don’t have any extra stuff.

“Hopefully, 30 years from now, this [series] has exploded and we’re [remembered as] the inaugural champion.”

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 84-Jade Avedisian[1]; 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 3. 55-Jonathan Beason[3]; 4. 71-Daison Pursley[11]; 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh[17]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[6]; 7. 71M-Gavin Miller[2]; 8. 26-Chance Crum[13]; 9. 9M-Zach Daum[23]; 10. 25K-Taylor Reimer[8]; 11. 71K-Dominic Gorden[15]; 12. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[7]; 13. 72J-Sam Johnson[22]; 14. 11A-Andrew Felker[12]; 15. 14X-Chelby Hinton[9]; 16. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[21]; 17. 57-Daniel Whitley[14]; 18. 71E-Mariah Ede[10]; 19. 32T-Trey Marcham[24]; 20. 80-Josh Hawkins[18]; 21. 40-Chase McDermand[5]; 22. 50-Daniel Adler[20]; 23. 81G-Greyson Springer[19]; 24. 00-Talin Turner[16]

 

 

ROTH RETURNS: James McFadden Delivers 99th World of Outlaws Win for Roth Motorsports

Lakeside Offers Three Different Leaders as J-Mac Snaps 81-Race Winless Streak

KANSAS CITY, KS - October 15, 2022 - With pressure mounting and the calendar winding down, James McFadden came through in the clutch and found his way back to Victory Lane in Saturday's Lakeside Speedway Showdown presented by Micro-Lite.

Ending an 81-race drought that dates back to September 2021, the Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia native provided an outstanding charge as he led the final 11 laps to make his long-awaited return to the win column with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Not only did the sigh of relief net J-Mac his fifth career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt, but it came with perfect timing on the night that his Hall of Fame car owner was being honored at the Dennis Roth Classic in California. He's now the 15th different driver to win aboard the iconic #83 and delivered Roth his 99th win as a car owner with the Series.

Entering Saturday, McFadden's 2022 World of Outlaws stat line read as four runner-up finishes, 10 podium appearances, 21 top-five results, 37 top-10 showings, and 0 wins. That is no longer the case, though.

"Going 70+ races without a win really wears you down," McFadden admitted with relief. "It's been such a long wait. This is a testament to Dennis and Teresa for sticking by us and these guys working on the car. We've always had good speed, but could never finish it off this season. It's such a big relief. You talk about it and you see the stats, but think you'll be fine. Then all of a sudden there is 10 races left, and now five races, and you really start to worry. Winning in such an iconic car is a privilege. Now I want to get them to 100 wins."

Charging to victory from the third spot, McFadden slipped back to fourth in the early running as he trailed Giovanni Scelzi, Logan Schuchart, and Aaron Reutzel. He waited in the wings as Scelzi and Schuchart offered a sensation battle for the lead near halfway, swapping the top spot on four occasions, officially.

McFadden pounced on Schuchart to take second on Lap 17, then quickly hunt down Scelzi to clear a super slider and lead Lap 20. The final restart with seven laps left presented one final challenge for the Australia ace, but one he mastered as he ran off to a 0.557-second margin of victory.

"I wish [son] Maverick was here to stand on the frontstretch with me, but I'm gonna get back and celebrate with him tomorrow," an elated McFadden added. "This win is big for me and it's big for all of these guys - Brent Ventura, Gary Patellaro, Rob Beattie - who work their butts off for me. When you have bad nights and travel up and down the road together, it gets tough. It doesn't matter what the relationship is whether it's your wife, son, or the team. These guys deserve this."

After leading on three separate occasions for a total of 15 laps, Giovanni Scelzi ultimately slipped back to finish second aboard the KCP Racing #18. The Fresno, CA native was trying to join Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell as the only back-to-back winners at Lakeside but fell short by 0.557-seconds following the final restart on Lap 23.

"I really wanted to win that one and go back-to-back but watching James win on the same night of the Roth Classic is really cool," Scelzi admitted. "My car was great all night, I honestly don't know what I would've changed. I was running it as hard as I could there at the end and thought I would get back to him. He just out-raced me in lap traffic, I think it was as simple as that."

Rounding out the podium and earning his sixth-straight top-five finish was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2. The strong result snapped his nine-race spell of zero top-fives at Lakeside and chopped another two points out of Brad Sweet's championship lead. The 30-year-old Connecticut racer now trails by 54-points with four races remaining in the $200,000 title chase.

"A great weekend for us in the grand scheme of things," Gravel said afterward. "It's nice to beat the #49 again, but only two points don't help that much - he's leading the points for a reason, though, he's the most consistent guy out here. I felt like my car was great through the middle stages tonight, but I faded a bit near the end. I'm really happy with the product my guys are giving me right now when they send me on the track. I'm going to go home and enjoy some family time and focus on that $75,000 next weekend."

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

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday was a group of full-time Outlaws including the #1S of Logan Schuchart in sixth, the #41 of Carson Macedo in seventh, the #15 of Donny Schatz in eighth, the #3Z of Brock Zearfoss in ninth, and the #1A of Jacob Allen in 10th.

NOS NOTEBOOK (LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY, 10/15/22)

James McFadden's fifth-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win puts him in a tie with Danny Wood, Johnny Anderson, Brian Paulus, Brad Furr, Danny Dietrich, Christopher Bell, and Giovanni Scelzi for 62nd on the All-Time Win List. Saturday's score at Lakeside makes McFadden the 18th different winner this season with the World of Outlaws and gives Roth Motorsports their 99th Series victory - one away from becoming the sixth team to reach 100.

McFadden is the 15th different driver to win a World of Outlaws race with Roth Motorsports, extending a record they already owned - joining Danny Lasoski (41), Tim Kaeding (19), Joey Saldana (6), Tim Shaffer (6), Daryn Pittman (5), Aaron Reutzel (4), David Gravel (4), Paul McMahan (4), Sammy Swindell (3), Cory Eliason (2), Kyle Hirst (1), Shane Stewart (1), Jac Haudenschild (1), and Mark Kinser (1).

Giovanni Scelzi led My Place Hotels Qualifying with a lap of 13.633 seconds around Lakeside Speedway. It's his fourth World of Outlaws QuickTime Award of the season and the ninth of his career with the Series.

Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were Scelzi (23rd career), Garet Williamson (1st career), James McFadden (36th career), and Brad Sweet (216th career). Scelzi kept his perfect night alive by topping the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his fourth pole position of 2022. After winning the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown, Spencer Bayston claimed his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the year with a 21st-to-13th drive in the CJB Motorsports #5.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head back to "The Keystone State" next Saturday, October 22 to finish the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 83-James McFadden [3][$10,000]; 2. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$6,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [4][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [13][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [15][$2,100]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$2,000]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,600]; 12. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [14][$1,400]; 13. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,200]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [9][$1,100]; 15. 2KS-Ian Madsen [22][$1,050]; 16. 5T-Ryan Timms [12][$1,000]; 17. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [18][$1,000]; 18. 1-Justin Henderson [16][$1,000]; 19. 22-Riley Goodno [23][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [20][$1,000]; 21. 8-Aaron Reutzel [6][$1,000]; 22. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]; 23. 1X-Jake Bubak [19][$1,000]; 24. 24X-Terry McCarl [24][$1,000]; 25. 24-Garet Williamson [7][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Giovanni Scelzi 1-8, 12-13, 15-19; Logan Schuchart 9-11, 14; James McFadden 20-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Spencer Bayston[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (70/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,752); 2. David Gravel (-54); 3. Carson Macedo (-136); 4. Donny Schatz (-240); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-258); 6. Logan Schuchart (-394); 7. James McFadden (-474); 8. Spencer Bayston (-620); 9. Jacob Allen (-706); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-972).

 

 

MAC ATTACKED: McIntosh Wins Night One of Meents Memorial at I-44

Home-state driver becomes ninth different winner in nine Series races

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oct. 14, 2022 – He’s been one of the most dominant forces in Dirt Midget racing this season, and he’s just broken through with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

Cannon McIntosh led the last 22 laps of Friday’s portion of the 18th annual Charlene Meents Memorial at I-44 Riverside Speedway to collect his 15th national Midget win of the year. The victory also extended the different winners streak to nine in the first nine Xtreme Outlaw races.

Despite his success at the national level this year, McIntosh said it’s been tough sledding for he and the Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports team as of late. They experienced engine issues in Thursday’s Feature event at Port City Raceway, taking them out of the running while contending for a win at the head of the field, but rebounded nicely with a backup car and a trip to Victory Lane Friday night.

“I feel like going into every Xtreme race, I had a shot to win and had a car to win; we just haven’t been able to put the cap on it,” McIntosh said. “To be able to rebound tonight and finally get the monkey off of my back was a good feeling.”

Taking the green from inside Row 2, McIntosh put himself in good position early. Inside of the first 10 laps, he was already chomping at the bit for the lead, hounding the tail tank of polesitter Jonathan Beason. Using the top side around the 1/5-mile track, McIntosh wound-up the momentum and surged past Beason to take the lead on Lap 9.

“I felt like we were carrying momentum up there,” McIntosh said. “The top seemed to have a little bit more speed early.

“Beason having to lift and getting tight there in the center – it was a little tricky getting by him with him running a wide lane down the strightaway. But once I was able to get by him, I was good.”

From there on out, it was all McIntosh out front. The 19-year-old from Bixby, OK, led each of the remaining 22 laps to score the $4,000 grand prize and complete a 180-degree turnaround from their 24th-place DNF on Thursday night.

“When we’re down, I think it’s been how well we’re able to turn it around and how fast we’re able to do that,” McIntosh said. “We turn things around pretty quick when things aren’t as good. Recently, we’ve struggled a little bit and kinda got out of rhythm. But tonight, we got back on the horse, pulled the backup car down and did what we needed to do.”

While McIntosh had things covered out front, the battle for position raged on behind him. Daison Pursley was going on a mission through the top-10, picking off one car every few laps until he was at the front of the field with only 10 laps to go.

“I felt like the top came in pretty good later in the race; the bottom slicked-off and I was kinda just the first one up there trying it,” Pursley said. “That definitely played to my advantage.”

Wading through several caution flags and restarts, Pursley held strong in battling with the top-five and was able to make the move for second on Beason after the final restart with three-to-go.

“I just had to be really patient with Beason,” Pursley said. “I probably waited a little bit too long; later in the race like that, you kinda gotta go. I feel like I kinda waited too long for Beason.”

Similar in style to Pursley’s runner-up finish, Chance Crum came to the front in similar fashion. From 15th on the starting grid, Crum drove the Rudeen Racing entry to the front in a hurry, advancing 10 spots inside of the first 20 laps.

“That middle lane started coming in toward the end,” Crum said. “In the second half of the race, I was able to keep my momentum up through there.

“A little bit of attrition helped, and I just kinda survived until the end.”

With three laps left, Crum was riding fifth, battling for position in a hornet’s nest with Beason, Pursley and Gavin Miller. He got around Miller for fourth on Lap 29 and nipped Beason at the finish line for the last podium spot – the second of his Xtreme Outlaw career.

“It definitely got hairy’ they were racing really hard,” Crum said. “A couple of them bounced-off each other, I think, so I was just trying to be patient, wait for a lane to open up, and it did.

“We were able to sneak by one, and then get Beason there at the line by like a foot. It was really close.”

Further back in the field was the scene for the two leading drivers in Xtreme Outlaw points – Zach Daum and Bryant Wiedeman. Daum was up front for the first half of the race, riding fifth when he suddenly lost power on his Bundy Built Motorsports #9m coming to the green on a Lap 18 restart.

He went to the work area, made repairs under yellow and was able to race back to a 12th-place finish. Meanwhile, Wiedeman was quietly advancing positions, but was only able to make up five points on Daum in the points standings with a ninth-place finish.

UP NEXT

The inaugural season finale for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets hits I-44 Riverside Speedway Saturday night, Oct. 15, in the conclusion of the 18th annual Meents Memorial, where a champion will be crowned. Tickets will be on sale at the track on Saturday, and if you can’t be there in person, stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[3]; 2. 71-Daison Pursley[8]; 3. 26-Chance Crum[15]; 4. 55-Jonathan Beason[1]; 5. 71M-Gavin Miller[6]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[17]; 7. 7U-Kyle Jones[12]; 8. 71K-Dominic Gorden[21]; 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[14]; 10. 32T-Trey Marcham[22]; 11. 21-Emilio Hoover[24]; 12. 9M-Zach Daum[2]; 13. 84-Jade Avedisian[4]; 14. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 15. 17B-Austin Barnhill[10]; 16. 11A-Andrew Felker[20]; 17. 57-Daniel Whitley[19]; 18. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[16]; 19. 71E-Mariah Ede[23]; 20. 81G-Greyson Springer[18]; 21. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[7]; 22. 61-Kale Drake[13]; 23. 06-Rylan Gray[9]; 24. 14J-Jody Rosenboom[11]

 

 

LEVI'S GENES: New Dad David Gravel Dominates Final World of Outlaws Show at I-80 Speedway

Gravel Continues to Close on Championship Lead, Trails by 56 with 5 Nights Left

GREENWOOD, NE - October 14, 2022 - While I-80 Speedway ends an era this week as the track closes, David Gravel begins a new one as a father.

On Friday night, the two coincided as Levi's dad, a championship hopeful, dominated all 30 laps of the final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at the Greenwood, NE 4/10-mile.

The 30-year-old Watertown, CT native continued his life-changing week - after welcoming his first son with wife Jillian on Monday - by increasing his title odds as he now only sits 56-points behind Brad Sweet with five races remaining.

It's a bittersweet win for the Big Game Motorsports #2 team, as the sport also says goodbye to a beloved track with I-80 Speedway selling and shutting down after this weekend.

"Man, I'm so sad to see this place go," Gravel told a sold-out crowd that attended the 34th and final World of Outlaws race. "It's so unique. We don't get to race tracks this wide typically. We're losing a couple of race tracks this year and that's not what we need. It's pretty cool to say I won the final race here, but that's not really a good thing. Hopefully, we can do it again tomorrow and I can get back to celebrate with my new family."

Leading all 30 laps of the contest from the outside pole, Gravel's game plan didn't exactly come to fruition as trouble on the opening lap took pole sitter Giovanni Scelzi out of the mix.

"I thought we were good every time we hit the track, but I was a little nervous at the start of the Feature," Gravel noted. "I wanted Gio to lead at the beginning to try and pace off him, but obviously that didn't happen. It feels like you're flying around the top here so I struggle to judge my pace leading by myself."

A handful of restarts and an #Open Red - handled by crew members Cody Jacobs, Trey Bowman, and Zach Patterson - could do nothing in deterring Gravel's path to victory lane. While he celebrated a seventh win of the season and 76th of his career, all eyes remain locked on an increasingly intriguing battle for the $200,000 World of Outlaws championship.

"I just plan on beating him every night and wherever we end, that's where we end up," Gravel said as he trails Sweet by 56-points with fives races left. "We're just going to keep racing hard and putting the pressure on them. I know that we probably need a really bad night for him to make it happen, so I'm just minding my own business. I'd love to get to 10 wins this year, that's what is first on our mind right now."

Storming from ninth-to-second, Sheldon Haudenschild ends his I-80 Speedway career with three top-fives in three World of Outlaws starts at the track. The Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 came on late in the running and cut into Gravel's lead, but simply ran out of time.

"I love this place," Haudenschild told an energetic crowd. "I wish we could keep it going and come back here every single year. Overall, a good night for us. We rallied pretty well from Qualifying to Feature and had a great car by the end. We've been trying some stuff as the season winds down to find what we like best."

After battling for the lead early on, Carson Macedo slipped back to finish third and claim his Series-leading 25th podium in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. The Lemoore, CA native never finished off the podium in three trips to I-80, finishing second, third, and third at the track.

"There was a certain point where I thought I could win this deal tonight and then the very next moment, I knew I was struggling," Macedo said on his whirlwind 30-lapper. "I thought when I got to traffic that I would be able to do something with David, but it only got tougher from there and Sheldon got me then. All in all, a good run for us to get back on the podium tonight."

Closing out the top-five at I-80 was James McFadden in the Roth Motorsports #83 and Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, who now leads the championship by 56 markers after losing 38-points over the last three races to Gravel.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday was Brock Zearfoss in sixth, Logan Schuchart in seventh, Brian Brown in eighth, Donny Schatz in ninth, and Giovanni Scelzi in 10th.

NOS NOTEBOOK (I-80 SPEEDWAY, 10/14/22)

David Gravel's 76th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him within three more from tying Brad Sweet (79) for 11th on the All-Time Win List. He added I-80 Speedway as the 41st track he's won at and Nebraska as the 23rd state he's won in.

Gravel opened the night with his 97th QuickTime Award, topping the final My Place Hotels Qualifying session at I-80 Speedway with a run of 13.674 seconds. He's on the verge of joining Joey Saldana (157) and Donny Schatz (106) as the only drivers to hit triple-digits in World of Outlaws QuickTimes this century.

James McFadden (35th career), Brad Sweet (215th career), David Gravel (207th career), and Spencer Bayston (12th career) topped NOS Energy Drink Heat Races. Giovanni Scelzi won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to claim his third pole position of the season.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is heading three hours south tonight in anticipation of Saturday's showdown at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$3,500]; 4. 83-James McFadden [7][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,500]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$2,200]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [15][$2,050]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$2,000]; 11. 5T-Ryan Timms [12][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,400]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [17][$1,200]; 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel [22][$1,100]; 15. 2KS-Ian Madsen [8][$1,050]; 16. 24-Garet Williamson [14][$1,000]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [20][$1,000]; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [13][$1,000]; 19. 1X-Jake Bubak [21][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [24][$1,000]; 21. 22-Riley Goodno [18][$1,000]; 22. 1-Justin Henderson [23][$1,000]; 23. 27-Carson McCarl [19][$1,000]; 24. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (69/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,610); 2. David Gravel (-56); 3. Carson Macedo (-130); 4. Donny Schatz (-232); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-256); 6. Logan Schuchart (-390); 7. James McFadden (-482); 8. Spencer Bayston (-602); 9. Jacob Allen (-694); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-962).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Set for Final Midwest Weekend at I-80, Lakeside

David Gravel Trailing Brad Sweet by 66-Points in Championship Chase

GREENWOOD, NE - October 12, 2022 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take The Greatest Show on Dirt to the Midwest for the final time in 2022 this weekend.

I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE will host the penultimate race in track history on Friday, October 14, while Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS welcomes the Series back for the 20th appearance on Saturday, October 15.

All eyes down the stretch are glued on Brad Sweet and David Gravel, as they are locked in a two-horse race for the $200,000 championship for the second year in a row. With six races remaining, Gravel has cut down the championship deficit to a mere 66-points as his hopes of a first-career title remain alive while Sweet continues to pursue his fourth consecutive crown.

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

SOMEBODY'S CLOSER: Last weekend's Port Royal (PA) Speedway doubleheader brought wholesale change to the championship chase as Gravel chopped a whole 28 points out of Sweet's advantage - taking his deficit from 94 to 66 points with six races remaining. The Big Game Motorsports #2 made it happen with runs of fifth and third, while the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 struggled in 13th and ninth.

While he's much closer than he was, Gravel's path to a first-career title is still within the hands of Sweet, who controls his own destiny in this season-long war. If Gravel were to win every remaining race, he would still need Sweet to finish sixth or worse each time to make up the gap and dethrone "The Big Cat."

A DNF is what could offer a massive shake-up, being that the difference from winning to last place is 48-points. However, there's one problem with that, Brad Sweet doesn't know how to DNF anymore. The three-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion currently owns an absurd streak of completing 164 straight races and 5,401 consecutive laps dating back to 2020. 

EXPERIENCE MATTERS: When it comes to I-80 and Lakeside, Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet - the only two active champions - are the only two active drivers with a World of Outlaws win at either track.

Sweet, who first experienced these tracks with the Tour 'n Topless Series in the mid-2000s, has thrived since running with a wing on top. He's finished in the top-10 of all five I-80 visits (5.6 AVG) with a win in 2020, and he's finished in the top-10 of all nine Lakeside trips (5.5 AVG)  with a win in 2015.

Schatz, of Fargo, ND, rides an impressive streak as well with eight-straight top-10s at I-80 and seven-straight top-10s at Lakeside for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. The 10-time Series champion topped Lakeside in 2015 and 2019, but amazingly enough, his triumph last August at I-80 was his first in his 28th try.

STOPPING THE DROUGHT: A return to the east coast (4 of the last 5 races won by non-platinum teams) has spurred some winless spells for the full-time World of Outlaws teams that they hope to snap this weekend.

Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), and David Gravel (6), the three-winningest drivers on tour this year have not won since the opening weekend of September in Washington. 

The Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart (4) and Jacob Allen (4) have struggled since leaving the west coast, where they last went back-to-back with a $25,000 Gold Cup triumph for the #1A and a $21,000 Tom Tarlton Classic win for the #1S.

Other dry spells include Donny Schatz chasing his first win since his 11th Knoxville Nationals title in August, Brock Zearfoss going for his second win of the season since his first in July, and Spencer Bayston eyeing his third of his rookie campaign and first since June.

James McFadden, who is currently seventh in points with 10 podiums, 20 top-fives, and 36 top-10s, is still looking for his first win of the year and first since joining the Roth Motorsports #83 team.

ONE LAST DANCE: Friday's trip to I-80 Speedway will mark the final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race in history at the beloved Greenwood, NE 1/2-mile. It will serve as the opening act to the last weekend of racing at the track with a Saturday show set to end it all.

From 1995 to 2022, the Series hosted 33 Features at I-80 with Mark Kinser (10), Danny Lasoski (5), Sammy Swindell (4), Steve Kinser (3), Stevie Smith (2), Jac Haudenschild (2), and Joey Saldana (2) winning the most.

TOMAHAWK CHOP: While Lakeside Speedway resides across the border in Kansas, many Missourians will be looking to defend what they consider home turf on Saturday in Kansas City.

Brian Brown, of Higginsville, MO, is trading in his Patrick Mahomes jersey for the FVP Parts, Caseys General Stores #21, a driver and car that has previously beaten the World of Outlaws at Lakeside in 2017.

Ayrton Gennetten, of Versailles, MO, will contest his final weekend of 2022 in the family-owned #3 this weekend. Last year, he saved his best for last when he led 20-plus laps and nearly won his first-career World of Outlaws Feature at a different 1/2-mile - Devil's Bowl.

Hunter Schuerenberg, of Sikeston, MO, and his brother-in-law Clinton Boyles, of Greenwood, MO, will make it a family affair with both expecting to sit behind the wheel at Lakeside - a track where both have shined in non-wing competition.

POTENTIAL HISTORY: The World of Outlaws now sits at 13 multi-time winners in 2022 with Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), David Gravel (6), Brent Marks (5), Brad Sweet (5), Kyle Larson (4), Jacob Allen (4), Logan Schuchart (4), Donny Schatz (3), Giovanni Scelzi (2), Spencer Bayston (2), Lance Dewease (2), and Anthony Macri (2).

It's the second-most in Series history, trailing only 2002's group of 14 multi-time winners which included Steve Kinser (23), Danny Lasoski (17), Mark Kinser (8), Joey Saldana (8), Daryn Pittman (6), Brad Furr (4), Jac Haudenschild (3), Craig Dollansky (3), Tim Shaffer (3), Greg Hodnett (3), Tyler Walker (3), Donny Schatz (2), Stevie Smith (2), and P.J. Chesson (2).

Currently, Brian Brown, Buddy Kofoid, Brock Zearfoss, and Rico Abreu are the one-time winners closest to becoming the 14th multi-time victor.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Friday, October 14 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE
Saturday, October 15 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS

ON THE INTERNET
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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (68/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (8,470 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-66 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-134 PTS); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (-224 PTS); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-262 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-386 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-484 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-564 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-680 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-960 PTS)

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (17 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
2 wins – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
2 wins – Anthony Macri, Macri Motorsports #39M
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
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
123 laps – Brent Marks
119 laps – Kyle Larson
99 laps – Donny Schatz
72 laps – Spencer Bayston
70 laps – Logan Schuchart
61 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
52 laps – Brian Brown
49 laps – Anthony Macri
46 laps – Tyler Courtney
36 laps – Rico Abreu
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, Lance Dewease
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
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 – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi*
2 QuickTimes – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Justin Peck, Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (51 Drivers):
23 Heat Wins – David Gravel
21 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
17 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
14 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden
13 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
6 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Giovanni Scelzi
5 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown
4 Heat Wins – Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri, Brent Marks
3 Heat Wins – Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl, Corey Day
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, 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, Logan Wagner, Lance Dewease

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (60 Drivers):
39 Dashes – Brad Sweet
37 Dashes – David Gravel
36 Dashes – Carson Macedo
28 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
26 Dashes – Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen
24 Dashes – James McFadden
11 Dashes – Rico Abreu
10 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Giovanni Scelzi
8 Dashes – Kraig Kinser
7 Dashes – Kyle Larson, Brent Marks, Anthony Macri
6 Dashes – Cory Eliason, Kasey Kahne
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Corey Day
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Ryan Timms, Hunter Schuerenberg, Lance Dewease
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Justin Whittall
1 Dash – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brady Bacon, Matt Campbell, 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, Devon Borden, Larry Wight, Danny Varin, Marcus Dumesny, Mark Dobmeier, Joel Myers Jr, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Logan Seavey, Sye Lynch, Logan Wagner

MICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (37 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, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Noah Gass, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Brian Brown
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, Lachlan McHugh, Justin Whittall, Chase Dietz, Brandon Rahmer, Jordan Thomas, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brendan Mullen, Tanner Holmes, DJ Netto, Dylan Cisney

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (32 Drivers):
10 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
8 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, Freddie Rahmer
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, Larry Wight, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Kevin Ingle, Tyler Thompson, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Smith, 

PODIUM FINISHES (32 Drivers):
24 Podiums – Carson Macedo
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – David Gravel
16 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
15 Podiums – Donny Schatz
13 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
10 Podiums – James McFadden, Jacob Allen
9 Podiums – Kyle Larson
8 Podiums – Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, Brian Brown
4 Podiums – Rico Abreu, Anthony Macri
3 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Buddy Kofoid, Danny Dietrich
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms, Logan Wagner

TOP 10 FINISHES (61 Drivers):
54 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
55 Top 10s – David Gravel
51 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
49 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
46 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
41 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
36 Top 10s – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston
34 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
17 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri
12 Top 10s – Brent Marks
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Justin Peck
7 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
6 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Lance Dewease
5 Top 10s – Danny Dietrich
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, 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, Logan Wagner, Justin Whittall, Sye Lynch, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe

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 / Lance Dewease (2)
67. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (1)
68. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Anthony Macri (2)
69. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / $10,000-to-win
70. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / $10,000-to-win
71. Sat, Oct. 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / $75,000-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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Midget Champion to be Crowned in Oklahoma Tripleheader

Daum leads Wiedeman by 48 points as Series turns to Port City, I-44

 

TULSA, OK – Oct. 11, 2022 – The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will crown its first-ever champion as the tour makes its debut in the Sooner State this weekend.

 

Port City Raceway kicks off the weekend with the third annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 on Thursday, Oct. 13, paying $5,555 to the winner. The race honors Donnie Ray Crawford – a multi-time champion and racer in the Oklahoma Micro Sprint and Midget ranks who passed away in 2012 at the age of 24.

 

The Series then heads to I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City for the 18th annual Charlene Meents Memorial on Fri-Sat, Oct. 14-15. This two-day event pays $4,000 to Friday’s winner and $5,000 on Saturday, honoring longtime MARA Midgets officer and race official Charlene Meents.

 

The $10,000 check and championship trophy will be hoisted at the conclusion of Saturday night’s events. Multiple drivers are still in the hunt to become the Series’ inaugural season champion, which is poised to come right down to the wire.

 

Tickets for all three events will be available at the gate on race day. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

 

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

 

JUST A NUMBER – In its first year of operation, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget circuit has seen a wide array of winners, boasting a list of seven different names going to Victory Lane in the first seven races.

 

Gavan Boschele (14), Taylor Reimer (22), Jade Avedisian (15), Chance Crum (25), Michael Pickens (39), Chase McDermand (22), and Bryant Wiedeman (17) have all graced Victory Lane thus far, combing for an average age of 22 years old. It’s a sign of youth that has defined the Midget world this year and offers a look toward the Series’ future leaders.

 

With the number of Oklahoma and other Midwest-based teams expected to enter this weekend’s events, the odds of an eighth, ninth, or even 10th different winner is considerable. Bixby, OK-driver Cannon McIntosh is the highest-ranked driver in the Midget realm without an Xtreme Outlaw win, and is poised to change that this weekend, having won a whopping 11 of 22 POWRi National Midget League Features he’s started this year.

 

FINISHING THE JOB – Consistency has been the name of the game for Xtreme Outlaw points leader Zach Daum. Top-10 finishes in all seven races has been the foundation for his 48-point lead over Bryant Wiedeman, while five top-five runs have held it into the final weekend of competition.

 

Though the 48-point gap is not grounds to crown him Series champion, Daum, of Pocahontas, IL, has managed the pressure of championship points chases before, having won the 2013, 2014 and 2016 POWRi National Midget titles – most of any driver.

 

Daum has been solid in POWRi competition this year as well, posting four top-five finishes in nine starts and is the only driver with less than 10 starts inside the top-20 in POWRi National points.

 

ON THE RISE – Posting his best finish in the most recent Series event at Davenport Speedway in August, Kyle Jones could be a contender for his first Xtreme Outlaw win this weekend.

 

Jones, the 29-year-old from Kennedale, TX, won the most recent Midget event held at Port City one month ago, besting “PCR Posse” members Jonathan Beason and Andrew Felker in POWRi West Midget League action. He’s also sitting fourth in Xtreme points with four top-10s in seven races and is one of five drivers to qualify for all seven Features thus far.

 

TWO TITLES? – Bryant Wiedeman rides 48 points out of the lead in the Xtreme Outlaw standings and is the most recent winner with the Series, taking the checkers on night #2 of the August doubleheader at Davenport Speedway.

 

Though he’s never won at Port City, he ran second to Buddy Kofoid at the POWRi National Midget event there in March. He does have a win at I-44, putting it in Victory Lane in a POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprint race there in October 2020.

 

The defending POWRi National Midget champion will need three strong runs this weekend if he wants to catch Daum in points and collect national Midget championships in consecutive years – an impressive feat for the 17-year-old Kansan.

 

GOT THE POWR – Currently sitting third in Xtreme Outlaw points, 16-year-old Brenham Crouch comes into the weekend as the POWRi National Midget points leader by a hefty 510 points over second-place Taylor Reimer with only four races remaining.

 

While he currently rides 93 points behind in the Xtreme standings, he’s not mathematically out of the title fight yet. With some good finishes and a few misfortunes from his competitors, Crouch could potentially walk out of Oklahoma with both national Midget titles in-hand.

 

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

 

When and Where

Thursday, October 13 at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK
Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK

 

On the Internet
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CURRENT STANDINGS (7/10 Nights):
1. 9M-Zach Daum (1,464 PTS); 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (-48 PTS); 3. 97-Brenham Crouch (-93 PTS); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones (-143 PTS); 5. 25K-Taylor Reimer (-200 PTS); 6. 26-Chance Crum (-208 PTS); 7. 71K-Dominic Gorden (-291 PTS); 8. 84-Jade Avedisian (-331 PTS); 9. 72J-Sam Johnson (-389 PTS); 10. 61-Jacob Denney (-407 PTS).

 

TOYOTA FEATURE WINNERS (7 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

1 win – Chase McDermand (Springfield, IL) / Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports #19AZ

1 win – Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, KS) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #01

 

FEATURE LAPS LED (11 Drivers):
50 Laps – Bryant Wiedeman
39 Laps – Cannon McIntosh
31 Laps – Jade Avedisian
27 Laps – Jacob Denney
20 Laps – Chance Crum
18 Laps – Chase McDermand
10 Laps – Gavan Boschele
10 Laps – Karter Sarff
5 Laps – Michael Pickens
4 Laps – Jesse Love
1 Lap – Kyle Jones

 

WHITZ QUICKTIME AWARDS (5 Drivers):
2 QuickTimes – Michael Pickens, Taylor Reimer
1 QuickTime –Kyle Larson, Hayden Reinbold, Cannon McIntosh

 

HEAT RACE WINS (17 Drivers):
5 Heat Wins – Brenham Crouch
3 Heat Wins – Cannon McIntosh, Kyle Jones, Chase McDermand
2 Heat Wins – Bryant Wiedeman
1 Heat Win – Nick Drake, Ryan Timms, Jace Park, Taylor Reimer, Joe B. Miller, Jacob Denney, Michael Pickens, Karter Sarff, Cade Lewis, Jesse Love, Daison Pursley, Gavin Miller

 

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

 

TJ FORGED HARD CHARGER AWARDS (6 Drivers):
2 Hard Chargers – Bryant Wiedeman
1 Hard Charger – Dominic Gorden, Rylan Gray, Zach Daum, Kyle Jones, Chance Crum

 

PODIUM FINISHES (15 Drivers):
4 Podiums – Zach Daum
3 Podiums – Jacob Denney
2 Podiums – Michael Pickens
1 Podium – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Brenham Crouch, Ethan Mitchell, Chance Crum, Karter Sarff, Chase McDermand, Dominic Gorden, Bryant Wiedeman, Kyle Jones

 

TOP 10 FINISHES (32 Drivers):
7 Top 10s – Zach Daum
6 Top 10s – Bryant Wiedeman

5 Top 10s – Brenham Crouch, Jacob Denney
4 Top 10s – Taylor Reimer, Kyle Jones
3 Top 10s – Chance Crum, Chase McDermand
2 Top 10s – Nick Hoffman, Ethan Mitchell, Brent Crews, Karter Sarff, Michael Pickens, Dominic Gorden, Cannon McIntosh, Daison Pursley, Gavin Miller
1 Top 10 – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Sam Johnson, Carson Kvapil, Kaylee Bryson, Rylan Gray, Chase Briscoe, Jade Avedisian, Jake Neuman, Joe B. Miller, Kaidon Brown, Jace Park, Jerry Coons Jr., Jesse Love, Mitchell Davis

 

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)

6. Fri, Aug. 26 / Davenport Speedway / Davenport, IA / Chase McDermand (1)
7. Fri, Aug. 27 / Davenport Speedway / Davenport, IA / Bryant Wiedeman (1)

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.


 

 

 

Zach Daum eyes history, wins at inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship finale
While consistency has made Daum the championship points leader, he doesn’t want to be a winless champion

TULSA, OK (Oct. 12, 2022) – Zach Daum knows what it takes to win a title, already a three-time National Midget champion, but this weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime championship opportunity for him.

The Pocahontas, IL native enters the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series pres. by Toyota championship finale, triple header weekend, with a 48-point lead over Bryant Wiedeman and 93-point lead over third-place Brenham Crouch.

While the points battle may not be decided until the final lap of the season Saturday night, Daum has been a master of consistently this season. In seven starts, he’s yet to finish outside the top 10 – currently the only driver with that stat – and five of those are top-fives finishes. However, he’s yet to win.

The championship is his main goal, but Daum doesn’t want to end the season as a winless champion. He’ll have three chances to change that with the Series racing – in conjunction with POWRi – at Port City Raceway, Thursday, Oct. 13, and I-44 Riverside Speedway, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.

“Hopefully, we can go and win all three,” Daum said. “That would be ideal. We haven’t won in a Midget all year. We’ve given a few away. Not just with the Xtreme deal. I feel like in USAC, too, we’ve given a few away that maybe if the stars aligned should have won. Those hurt a little bit. I’d like to get a couple more wins before the end of the year. Just get something. I hate being the guy that wins the championship but doesn’t win the race.

"It can be done and there is a model for consistency in that but at the end of the day the only thing that matters in racing is winning. I would really like to get Bundy (Mitchell, his team owner) a win. That would mean a lot to me.”

Daum ran with the USAC National Midget tour at Port City in April, finishing ninth and 11th, respectively. He hasn’t run a national Midget race at I-44 since 2020 when he ran there with the POWRI National Midget tour, finishing 18th and 16th in the two-day event.

Despite that, he’s still confident he and the Bundy Built Motorsports team can enter with a shot at sweeping the weekend.

“Our car is pretty good right now,” Daum said. “The motors, we’re making good headway on the motors this year. I fully expect us to be in contention again and hopefully wrap up the championship.

“Our motor program, we’ve been working some kinks out. We feel like we’ve worked out something here with the latest motor.”

Even though the points battle is still close with three races to go, Daum said he isn’t focusing on “points racing.”

“Any time I think about points I end up screwing myself,” he said. “You know, I kind of race that way every night. If you feel like you have a car you can go win races with, when you go out that night, you have to go after the win.”

The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship will pay $10,000 to the winner, and due to Daum’s consistently good finishes, he’s already made more than that this season. He credits the Xtreme Outlaw Series for boasting higher than normal paydays throughout the field, saying it’s helped “revive” Midget racing.

If he can sweep the weekend, he’ll also add another $14,555 to his pocket as the Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City will pay $5,555 to win, the first night of the Meents Memorial at I-44 will pay $4,000 to win and the final night will pay $5,000 to win.

Aside from the money, Daum eyes a chance to write his name in history. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look back 30 years from now and say he was the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series champion.

“It’ll definitely be something cool,” Daum said. “Something we can hopefully look back on in 30 years and go, ‘Hey, I won the inaugural one.’ Hopefully, it is still going that long. Hopefully do what (Rich) Vogler did at Chili Bowl, getting to look back at having won the inaugural one.

“Hopefully something like that, that just grows. Which I think it is going to. If they can keep paying good purses, keep going to new racetracks, I think it is going to keep Midget racing alive. It would be awesome to say next year I’m the reigning champion and hopefully in 30 years get to say I was the first one.”

If you can't make it to the events, 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.

 

 

Macri is First Driver Since 1979 to Win First Two WoO Features Back-to-Back

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 8, 2022 - It took Anthony Macri more than five years and 60 starts to win his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series Feature; then it only took him another 23 hours to quickly top his second.

The 23-year-old sensation earned his 23rd win of 2022 on Saturday night, doing so in spectacular fashion as swept the Nittany Showdown at Pennsylvania's Port Royal Speedway to bank a $25,000 weekend on home turf.

Unlike Friday's flag-to-flag domination, Saturday's score required much more of a battle as the Dillsburg, PA native went toe-to-toe with Myerstown, PA's Brent Marks. The duo swapped slider-after-slider for three laps near the midway point, but Macri's #39M ultimately prevailed on Lap 15 and never looked back.

It was the perfect exclamation point on what has easily been the most incredible season of Macri's young career. He's the winningest driver in the country, he won the $60,000 Tuscarora 50 last month, now he's a back-to-back World of Outlaws winner; and the year still isn't officially over.

"It's honestly incredible," Macri remarked on his year. "This is something that I didn't think was ever feasible. It's a testament to how hard this team works and the effort we put in. We had a great car all night long again. I had to kind of wait for Brent [Marks] to hit dirty air or a restart to make a move on him. I knew I needed to turn the wick up, but mainly keep it out of the fence once I got by him.

I don't know what it is, honestly, that has changed for us. Nothing specific is different, I'm pretty sure this car is leftover from last year. I think it's just been a mindset thing for this group. I finally started to get my head out of my butt more often, too. It's unreal."

After leading the opening 14 laps, Brent Marks slipped back to earn runner-up honors with his eighth podium of the year in World of Outlaws competition. It was a strong rebound for the Murray-Marks #19 after leaving on the wrecker during Friday's Feature.

"This kind of feels like a win after these last two races," Marks mentioned. "We had a good car all night long, but the #39M is just so good here. It's a unique setup for this track and they have it nailed down. I felt like we had a winning car, but we're not as good as them right now. I'm proud of this team for all the adversity we've faced lately."

Finishing third and snapping the PA Posse's streak of podium sweeps at Port Royal was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2. Across both nights, he chopped off 28 points in the championship chase and now sits only 66-points behind Brad Sweet with six nights remaining.

"Anything is possible," Gravel noted on the title pursuit. "I'm really proud of our effort this weekend. It feels good to be competitive at a place like this against these guys. They're just willing to go to that next level here that I'm not as comfortable with yet. Once we get to race here more and more, I think I'll get used to it down the road."

Closing out the top-five at Port Royal was 10-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz, in fourth, and 121-time Port Royal winner, Lance Dewease, finishing fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday was Danny Dietrich in sixth, Lucas Wolfe in seventh, James McFadden in eighth, Brad Sweet in ninth, and Kasey Kahne in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY, 10/8/22)

After becoming the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history on Friday, Anthony Macri became the 98th different driver to win multiple races with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Macri is the fourth driver in Series history to win his first two career Features in back-to-back fashion, and the first to do so in more than 3,400+ races. He joins an iconic list including Lynn Paxton (1979), Steve Smith (1978), and Doug Wolfgang (1978).

Macri almost made it a perfect night as he topped My Place Hotels Qualifying and his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, but barely missed out on the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win to Brent Marks.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make their final trip to the Midwest next weekend with stops at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Friday, October 14, and then Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Saturday, October 15. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri (2); 2. 19-Brent Marks (1); 3. 2-David Gravel (4); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (5); 5. 69K-Lance Dewease (12); 6. 48-Danny Dietrich (10); 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe (13); 8. 83-James McFadden (7); 9. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 10. 9-Kasey Kahne (17); 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (18); 12. 41-Carson Macedo (11); 13. 23-Devon Borden (8); 14. 42-Sye Lynch (16); 15. 55-Mike Wagner (21); 16. 1A-Jacob Allen (20); 17. 6D-Ryan Smith (26); 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser (24); 20. 73-Scotty Thiel (22); 21. 7S-Robbie Price (23); 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart (9); 23. 67-Justin Whittall (14); 24. 8-Freddie Rahmer (19); 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (27); 26. 5-Spencer Bayston (6); 27. 45-Jeff Halligan (25).

NEW Championship Standings (68/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,470); 2. David Gravel (-66); 3. Carson Macedo (-134); 4. Donny Schatz (-224); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-262); 6. Logan Schuchart (-386); 7. James McFadden (-484); 8. Spencer Bayston (-564); 9. Jacob Allen (-680); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-960).

 

 

FINALLY: Anthony Macri Aces Port Royal Speedway for Long-Awaited First World of Outlaws Win

Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease, Logan Wagner Lead PA Posse Podium Sweep 

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 7, 2022 - After five years of trying, Anthony Macri can finally breathe a sigh of relief - he did it, he's a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winner.

Before his latest accomplishment, the 23-year-old was already considered one of the most respected racers in the country. He's a Tuscarora 50 champion, an 11-time winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions, and the winningest Sprint Car driver this year, however, a victory against The Greatest Show on Dirt had always eluded him.

That is no longer the case, though. "The Concrete Kid" dominated all 25 laps at Port Royal Speedway on Friday night, running away from the likes of 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and PA Posse legend Lance Dewease to earn a long-awaited and much-appreciated first career win with the Series.

Along the way, the Dillsburg, PA native led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the PA Posse with Lance Dewease, Logan Wagner, and Justin Whittall following the #39M to the line. It's his 20th career 410 Sprint Car win at "The Speed Palace," tying Junior Ritchey for 15th on the track's All-Time Win List.

"It seems like Ryan [Hand] and I have hit on something here," Macri said on his dominant race car. "We tried something in Hot Laps and Qualifying, but it wasn't what we wanted and we switched back to our regular stuff and it felt stout from there. I just knew that I needed to keep my head on my shoulders for 25 laps and not do anything stupid tonight. I'm so glad it paid off."

Macri was never challenged through the opening half as he built a 3+ second lead through lap traffic, but the only caution of the race on Lap 16 changed all that. Restarting with nine laps left and 121-time Port Royal winner, Lance Dewease, hot on his heels, the kid knew he would have his hands full.

"I really, really didn't want to see that caution," Macri mentioned on seeing the #69K in second. "Knowing Lance [Dewease] was in second definitely got into my head a bit. I wasn't sure what to do on that restart, but thankfully it worked out. He slid me that one point but I already decided there was no way I was lifting for this one. Once I realized the car was better on the bottom I felt more comfortable in the final few laps."

Fending off two attempts for the lead from Dewease, Macri held on to become the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history.

Falling short of back-to-back World of Outlaws wins, 57-year-old Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, settled for runner-up honors aboard the Kreitz Racing #69K. It's the second-straight year that Dewease finished a close P2 on the opening night of the Nittany Showdown.

"Anthony [Macri] is really good around this place and what makes him dangerous is he can run the bottom now," Dewease joked. "I had a lane through the middle of turns one and two where I could get runs at him, but I was no good in turns three and four. I actually thought I had him passed that one time, but there is nobody better at running the wall than him and he drove right around us. It's a neat deal to race with him considering the age difference. I'm not upset with second tonight."

Rounding out the podium and completing a PA Posse sweep of the top-three was Logan Wagner, of Harrisonville, PA. The newly-crowned five-time track champion of Port Royal capped his night with a career-best effort, landing his first World of Outlaws podium finish in the Zemco Racing #1.

"Could've, should've, would've," Wagner noted on the Dash draw impacting his run. "More importantly, we got that PA Posse podium sweep tonight. I'm sure our fans are proud of that. This whole deal is a group effort and I can't say thanks enough to the people who make this happen. I hope we can find a little something and come back stronger tomorrow."

Extending the Posse's reign to make it a 1-2-3-4 finish was Justin Whittall, of Southampton, NJ, who primarily races in Central Pennsylvania all year. The 21-year-old landed on the front row and outlasted every full-time Outlaw in only his eighth Series start aboard the #67.

David Gravel, who finished fifth, trimmed down Brad Sweet's championship lead to 74-points with seven races remaining. The Watertown, CT native will get another chance to cut into that margin in Saturday's finale at Port Royal as he continues to chase his first World of Outlaws championship in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday was Donny Schatz in sixth, Spencer Bayston in seventh, Sye Lynch with a career-best eighth, Ryan Smith earned his first top-10 since 2019 running ninth, and Carson Macedo ran 10th to make it back-to-back top-10s at Port Royal, where the Jason Johnson Racing #41 previously struggled.

NOS NOTEBOOK (PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY, 10/7/22)

Anthony Macri's victory makes him the 148th different winner in the 45-year history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He joins Buddy Kofoid as the second first-time winner in 2022, bringing the Series to 17 different winners this season.

Four drivers within the top-10 on Friday night established a new career-best finish with the World of Outlaws: Anthony Macri (1st), Logan Wagner (3rd), Justin Whittal (4th), and Sye Lynch (8th).

Spencer Bayston, who won last year's Nittany Showdown finale, opened the night by earning his fourth career World of Outlaws QuickTime Award. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender circled Port Royal in 15.597-seconds during My Place Hotels Qualifying,

James McFadden (34th career), Logan Wagner (3rd career), Lance Dewease (50th career), and Anthony Macri (7th career) topped NOS Energy Drink Heat Races. Macri also won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his third pole position. Brian Brown earned the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown win for the second time this year. Logan Schuchart scored his eighth KSE Hard Charger Award of the season.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be back at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, for the $15,000-to-win finale of the Nittany Showdown. Please be sure to make note of an early start time to the Outlaws vs. Posse battle with Hot Laps scheduled to go green at 5pm due to colder temperatures. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4][$5,500]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [8][$3,200]; 4. 67-Justin Whittall [2][$2,600]; 5. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,350]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,150]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$2,100]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [7][$1,950]; 9. 6D-Ryan Smith [13][$1,900]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$1,850]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$1,400]; 12. 83-James McFadden [6][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$1,000]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18][$950]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$900]; 16. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [19][$900]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [17][$900]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$900]; 20. 5C-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [21][$900]; 22. 23-Devon Borden [22][$900]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$900]; 24. 7S-Robbie Price [20][$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24][$900]; 26. 19-Brent Marks [12][$900]. Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (67/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,338); 2. David Gravel (-78); 3. Carson Macedo (-128); 4. Donny Schatz (-234); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-244); 6. Logan Schuchart (-360); 7. James McFadden (-486); 8. Spencer Bayston (-534); 9. Jacob Allen (-666); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-930).

 

 

Unfavorable weather at Atomic Speedway cancels this weekend’s Xtreme Outlaw events

WAVERLY, OH (Oct. 5, 2022) – With forecasted freezing temperatures in the low 30’s at Atomic Speedway this weekend, track and Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series officials have decided to cancel this weekend's events, (Oct. 7-8). This decision was made with the fans, competitors, and their equipment in mind.

It will not be made up.

Those who purchased tickets in advance to the event can contact the speedway at 740-703-9749.

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will conclude its inaugural championship season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Non-Wing Nationals, Oct. 28-29. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE.

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: All Dirt Roads Lead to World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 2-5
The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series will bring an extra day of fun this year

CONCORD, NC (Oct. 3, 2022) – Fireworks will light the sky while three drivers lift their championship trophies with pride at the conclusion of the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. But, prior is a week full of activities.

The World of Outlaws World Finals has expanded to four days of on track action this year, Nov. 2-5, adding to the fan experience and giving drivers another chance to gain points toward their championship dreams – and earn more money with a more than $600,000 overall purse.

Highlighting the event will again be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Series and Super DIRTcar Series.

TICKETS: CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE
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

CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars – Three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, has positioned himself well to try and claim his fourth straight Series title currently leading second-place David Gravel by 94 points with eight races left.

While Sweet has the fourth most wins this season of all drivers, he and his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team have been the masters of consistency this year. Sweet has boasted a fifth-place average finish and his worst finish, so far, is 16th at the season opening race.

However, if Sweet slips and allows Gravel to catch him before World Finals, the championship picture could look vastly different. Sweet has yet to win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte while the 4/10-mile track is one of Gravel’s best.

Gravel also has to worry about holding off third-place Carson Macedo. The California native is 40 points behind Gravel and has the most wins, so far, this season with 11.

World of Outlaws Late Models – In his fourth full-time season with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, Dennis Erb Jr. is nearing his first Series championship.

Erb is having a career year, holding a season high for wins, top fives and top 10s. His consistency has helped propel him to the top of the leader board, ahead of Rookie of the Year contenders Tanner English and Max Blair – who will be battling for the title until the final lap of the season.

Three more races are left for the Late Models to set the stage for their all-out championship brawl at Charlotte.

Super DIRTcar Series – Eight-time and defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard is poised to win a historic ninth Series title this year. He currently holds a 155-point lead over 2019 Series champion Mat Williamson. However, the Series’ next race could turn the championship battle on its head like it did in 2019.

The 50th Running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week (Oct. 3-9) is the last race for the Super DIRTcar Series before World Finals and unlike other Series events it’s a double points event. In 2019, Sheppard had an issue that took him out of the race while Williamson won. That allowed Williamson to close drastically in points and then beat Sheppard at World Finals for the Series title.

So, while Sheppard has a comfortable point lead now, the Series championship is far from settled.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap of the World of Outlaws World Finals live on DIRTVision – either at DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Outlaws & Posse Transition to Port Royal's Speed Palace This Weekend

Only Eight Races Left in 2022 World of Outlaws Campaign

PORT ROYAL, PA - October 5, 2022 - Another doubleheader in The Keystone State awaits The Greatest Show on Dirt this weekend.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and PA Posse will take their fierce rivalry through the Tuscarora Mountain range and into Juniata County for a second and third visit this year to "The Speed Palace" on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8.

Spreading the Nittany Showdown across two nights at Port Royal Speedway, the locals will host the travelers with a $15,000-to-win prize available in Saturday's finale at the highly-acclaimed 1/2-mile.

BUY TICKETS HERE (Fri-Sat)

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

THE FOUR S's: Sweet, Schatz, Schuchart, and Spencer enter this weekend as the only four full-timers with a World of Outlaws win recorded at Port Royal Speedway.

Brad Sweet, who triumphed at "The Speed Palace" in 2014, has since struggled a bit at the 1/2-mile. In his last five starts at the track, "The Big Cat" averages an 11.1 finish with only one top-10 to his credit. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team looks to turn that around this weekend as they continue to chase a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship.

Donny Schatz, a four-time winner at Port Royal, remains the winningest driver at the track through 18 World of Outlaws appearances. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanain Racing #15 was a frontrunner during July's stop before a delaminated tire hurt his chances at a fifth win, something he gets two opportunities for this weekend in the Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance entry.

Logan Schuchart earned his second-career World of Outlaws win at Port Royal in 2016, and always savors every chance to race in front of his home state. The Hanover, PA native, along with nephew and Shark Racing teammate, Jacob Allen, is aiming for a second Pennsylvania win for the Bobby Allen-led group in 2022 this weekend.

Spencer Bayston, the freshest of the four faces, enters as the defending winner of the Nittany Showdown after topping last year's $15,000 Feature in dominant fashion. It was only his fourth start with CJB Motorsports, but now the pairing returns in a much more familiar state as the Lebanon, IN 24-year-old leads the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year chase with two wins to his credit in 2022.

THE CONCRETE KID: It's not a matter of "if" Anthony Macri wins a World of Outlaws race, but only "when" he does it, and that could potentially be this weekend. Among his nation-best 21 victories this year, eight have come at Port Royal Speedway; including a near-perfect five-for-six in All Star Circuit of Champions action at the 1/2-mile.

Through 60 starts with the Series, Macri is up to 26 top-10 finishes, 15 top-five results, and seven podium appearances - with three of those coming at "The Speed Palace." The Dillsburg, PA native banked $60,000 in a miraculous come-from-behind win at the Tuscarora 50 last month and now hopes to add a triumph against The Greatest Show on Dirt to his resume. A win would not only be his first with the World of Outlaws, but his 20th at Port Royal - making him the 15th different driver to reach that mark.

DRIVE FOR FIVE: It's official - Logan Wagner now owns five consecutive championship seasons at Port Royal Speedway, the longest streak in the storied history of the Juniata County 1/2-mile. The Harrisonville, PA native is up to third all-time in track championships, trailing only Keith Kauffman (13) and Lance Dewease (6).

The pilot of the Zemco Racing #1 now turns his attention to the World of Outlaws this weekend as the so-called "One Track Wonder" gets to defend home turf against the brightest stars in Sprint Car Racing. The 31-year-old local ace is a two-time top-10 finisher with the Series and qualified for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash in both races last year at Port Royal. He'll try to build on a five-win campaign as he gets his next chance at bettering his career-best ninth with the Series.

ENDING THE DROUGHT: Along with Macri and Wagner, Pennsylvania's best will be out in full force with hopes of ending the PA Posse's dry spell at Port Royal Speedway in World of Outlaws competition. It's been 10 races since the locals last won an Outlaw show at their own "Palace," and that was in 2014 at the hands of Kunkletown's Ryan Smith. Over that span, they've come close time and time again, though.

Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, and Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, have each finished runner-up in World of Outlaws events at Port Royal since 2020. All three drivers have triumphed at "The Speed Palace" this year and are guaranteed contenders for the win come Friday and Saturday.

Additional names to keep an eye on include Freddie Rahmer, Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Jeff Halligan, Justin Whittall, Lucas Wolfe, and Gerard McIntyre Jr., among others.

POINTS BATTLE: With only eight races remaining in the 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign, every point matters as drivers and teams jockey for position and points fund payout. Here's how the current 13 full-timers stack up, along with their prospective championship earnings, entering Port Royal:

  1. 8,214 points / Brad Sweet (Kasey Kahne Racing #49) / $200,000
  2. -94 points / David Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2) / $100,000
  3. -134 points / Carson Macedo (Jason Johnson Racing #41) / $75,000
  4. -232 points / Sheldon Haudenschild (Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17) / $70,000
  5. -248 points / Donny Schatz (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanain Racing #15) / $65,000
  6. -350 points / Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing #1S) / $62,500
  7. -488 points / James McFadden (Roth Motorsports #83) / $60,000
  8. -546 points / Spencer Bayston (CJB Motorsports #5) / $57,500
  9. -662 points / Jacob Allen (Shark Racing #1A) / $55,000
  10. -910 points / Brock Zearfoss (Zearfoss Racing #3Z) / $50,000
  11. -1664 points / Kraig Kinser (Kinser Racing #11K) / $40,000
  12. -2016 points / Noah Gass (Gass Racing #20G) / $30,000
  13. -2577 points / Bill Rose (Bill Rose Racing #6) / $25,000

THE JONESTOWN JET: Brock Zearfoss' first-career World of Outlaws win came at Williams Grove, but the sophomore runner is most closely associated with Port Royal Speedway. Growing up an hour away from the Juniata County 1/2-mile, Zearfoss owns seven 410 wins at the track and won the 2017 track championship. That same year, he nearly got his second-career Outlaws victory at Port Royal, but it ultimately came this summer at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway.

He led 17 laps in a fierce battle with Schatz before finally running out of fuel with two to go while running second. In 2020, he finished fifth and seventh at the 1/2-mile in World of Outlaws action. This weekend, he gets another chance at arguably his best track in pursuit of his fourth World of Outlaws top-five of the 2022 season.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

WHEN AND WHERE
Friday-Saturday, October 7-8 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (66/74 Races):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (8,214 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-94 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-134 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-232 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-248 PTS); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-350 PTS); 7. 83-James McFadden (-488 PTS); 8. 5-Spencer Bayston (-546 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-662 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-910 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
2 wins – Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr. Racing #69K
1 win – Brock Zearfoss, Zearfoss Racing #3Z
1 win – Brian Brown, Brian Brown Racing #21
1 win – Buddy Kofoid, Crouch Motorsports #11
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, Lance Dewease
13 laps – Cory Eliason
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – Anthony Macri, Riley Goodno
7 laps – Kerry Madsen
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, Brent Marks
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Buddy Kofoid, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Anthony Macri
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (49 Drivers):
23 Heat Wins – David Gravel
21 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
17 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen
16 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
14 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Heat Wins – 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, Brent Marks
2 Heat Wins – Austin McCarl, Justin Peck, Marcus Dumesny, Matt Juhl, Corey Day, Anthony Macri
1 Heat Win – Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, 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):
38 Dashes – Brad Sweet
36 Dashes – David Gravel, Carson Macedo
26 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, 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, Brent Marks
5 Dashes – Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, Tyler Courtney, Anthony Macri
4 Dashes – Robbie Price, Corey Day
3 Dashes – Danny Dietrich, Justin Peck, Ryan Timms, Hunter Schuerenberg
2 Dashes – Dominic Scelzi, Lance Dewease
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, 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 (30 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, Dylan Cisney

PODIUM FINISHES (31 Drivers):
24 Podiums – Carson Macedo
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – David Gravel
16 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, Lance Dewease
1 Podium – Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Kasey Kahne, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Justin Peck, Parker Price-Miller, Riley Goodno, Tyler Courtney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Timms

TOP 10 FINISHES (61 Drivers):
53 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
52 Top 10s – David Gravel
49 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
48 Top 10s – Carson Macedo
45 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
41 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
35 Top 10s – James McFadden
35 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston
34 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
23 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
17 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu
14 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
12 Top 10s – Anthony Macri
11 Top 10s – Brent Marks
8 Top 10s – Cory Eliason, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Justin Peck
7 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney, Kerry Madsen
5 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne
4 Top 10s – Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Dietrich, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi, Lance Dewease
3 Top 10s – Kraig Kinser, Buddy Kofoid, Scotty Thiel, 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:
Race 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 / Lance Dewease (2)
67. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / $10,000-to-win
68. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / $15,000-to-win
69. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / $10,000-to-win
70. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / $10,000-to-win
71. Sat, Oct. 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / $75,000-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: All Dirt Roads Lead to World of Outlaws World Finals, Nov. 2-5
The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series will bring an extra day of fun this year

CONCORD, NC (Oct. 3, 2022) – Fireworks will light the sky while three drivers lift their championship trophies with pride at the conclusion of the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. But, prior is a week full of activities.

The World of Outlaws World Finals has expanded to four days of on track action this year, Nov. 2-5, adding to the fan experience and giving drivers another chance to gain points toward their championship dreams – and earn more money with a more than $600,000 overall purse.

Highlighting the event will again be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Series and Super DIRTcar Series.

TICKETS: CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE
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

CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars – Three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, has positioned himself well to try and claim his fourth straight Series title currently leading second-place David Gravel by 94 points with eight races left.

While Sweet has the fourth most wins this season of all drivers, he and his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team have been the masters of consistency this year. Sweet has boasted a fifth-place average finish and his worst finish, so far, is 16th at the season opening race.

However, if Sweet slips and allows Gravel to catch him before World Finals, the championship picture could look vastly different. Sweet has yet to win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte while the 4/10-mile track is one of Gravel’s best.

Gravel also has to worry about holding off third-place Carson Macedo. The California native is 40 points behind Gravel and has the most wins, so far, this season with 11.

World of Outlaws Late Models – In his fourth full-time season with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, Dennis Erb Jr. is nearing his first Series championship.

Erb is having a career year, holding a season high for wins, top fives and top 10s. His consistency has helped propel him to the top of the leader board, ahead of Rookie of the Year contenders Tanner English and Max Blair – who will be battling for the title until the final lap of the season.

Three more races are left for the Late Models to set the stage for their all-out championship brawl at Charlotte.

Super DIRTcar Series – Eight-time and defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard is poised to win a historic ninth Series title this year. He currently holds a 155-point lead over 2019 Series champion Mat Williamson. However, the Series’ next race could turn the championship battle on its head like it did in 2019.

The 50th Running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week (Oct. 3-9) is the last race for the Super DIRTcar Series before World Finals and unlike other Series events it’s a double points event. In 2019, Sheppard had an issue that took him out of the race while Williamson won. That allowed Williamson to close drastically in points and then beat Sheppard at World Finals for the Series title.

So, while Sheppard has a comfortable point lead now, the Series championship is far from settled.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap of the World of Outlaws World Finals live on DIRTVision – either at DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

 

 

$75,000-to-win National Open Rescheduled for Saturday, October 22 at Williams Grove Speedway

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Return to Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-Mile in Three Weeks

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 1, 2022 - World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway officials have confirmed the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open is rescheduled for Saturday, October 22.

The one-night-only affair will still offer a $75,000-to-win payout for racers. Originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, the remnants of Hurricane Ian washed away the first attempt with consistent rain falling all weekend long in Mechanicsburg, PA.

The October 22 date for the National Open would not be possible without support from several other Central Pennsylvania tracks working together in assistance of Williams Grove's prestigious event. BAPS Motor Speedway has graciously moved their Saturday show to Friday, October 21, while Port Royal Speedway has kindly agreed to cancel their weekend plans.

For fans who already purchased tickets to the Saturday, October 1 event and will not be able to return on Saturday, October 22, refund options are available. Those who received print tickets can mail in to the World of Outlaws office. Those who have yet to pick up tickets, can CLICK HERE for a refund request. For more details emailtickets@dirtcar.comif you have further questions.

When the event resumes in three weeks time, all eyes will be on the famed Outlaws vs. Posse rivalry. Travelers such as Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, and more hope to steal the loot from locals like Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, and Freddie Rahmer, among others.

In the meantime, The Greatest Show on Dirt will stick around "The Keystone State" next weekend with a Port Royal Speedway doubleheader set for Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Following that, stops at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Friday, October 14 and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Saturday, October 15 will precede the National Open. 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, follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

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

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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.

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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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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

ON THE INTERNET
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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.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3wRHTCA

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
Xtreme Outlaw Series
Twitter – @Xtreme_Outlaw
Instagram – @XtremeOutlaw
Facebook – Facebook.com/XtremeOutlawSeries.WRG
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

CURRENT 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
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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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 o