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  1. Brad Sweet Returns to Victory Lane at 34 Raceway KKR #49 Ends Dry Spell with Exciting Score over Carson Macedo WEST BURLINGTON, IA - June 17, 2021 - A nine-race losing streak was more than enough for Brad Sweet. The two-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion ended his month-long dry spell in exciting fashion with a Thursday night triumph at 34 Raceway. Trent Gower photo It was fitting that Sweet's return to victory lane came at the cost of Carson Macedo, who was going for his third-straight victory as the hottest driver on the tour. That's a title that The Big Cat takes pride in, especially with a summer loaded full of crown jewel shows around the corner. Leading 10 laps and out-running Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 through lap traffic, Sweet's win gave his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 a total of ten victories on the season. "We've been through some adversity this last month," Sweet said in his first victory lane trip since May 12 at Lincoln (PA). "At the beginning of the year it was like nothing could go wrong, but man lately everything has been going wrong; but, that's racing. You have to keep a positive mindset, and I think we have. This was big to build our confidence with all these big money races coming. Our focus is these next 10 days right now." Starting Thursday's 30-lapper from the inside of row two, Sweet's path to the win was far from easy at the West Burlington, IA oval. Macedo, who won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to claim the pole position, was fresh off a weekend sweep at Knoxville Raceway and feeling good with a third triumph on the line. The Lemoore, CA native paced the opening 16 laps and survived some hefty challenges from Sheldon Haudenschild, but never let the lead slip away until Sweet soared to command on Lap 17. The Big Cat pounced in lap traffic, but 25-year-old Macedo showed the prowess of a veteran and rallied back to re-take the top spot on Lap 18. He held control for another four laps until Sweet snookered him for good and pointed the #49 to P1 on the 23rd circuit. Halted only by a Lap 10 restart, the race ensued to run to the checkered flag with Sweet storming off to a 2.195-second advantage over Macedo. Thursday's score at the Iowa facility gave the Grass Valley, CA native his 68th career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory, placing him only 16 away from reaching the top-10 on the all-time wins list. "Sometimes it's better to be running second, but honestly I was disappointed with myself when I got him and he passed me back," Sweet admitted. "I really had to get my elbows up to work around him the second time. You have to keep your composure more than anything, that's what wins these races." Over the final nine laps, Macedo survived additional challenges from Haudenschild and then David Gravel for the second spot. It came down to the final corner, but Macedo did edge out Gravel by 0.086-seconds for the runner-up position. "The lappers were just so tough to get by, and that hurt us," Macedo mentioned. "Brad did a great job with that one. I got him back there for a minute, but he went right by again when I made the same mistake. It stings, but man every time I hit the track in this #41 car right now I'm super comfortable. Excited for this bust stretch." In the third and final podium position was championship contender David Gravel aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. "We had a good car, just needed a couple of corners to go different and it could've been interesting," Gravel added. Both Kerry Madsen in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14 and Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18 added their third-consecutive top-five finish with runs of fourth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top-10 at 34 Raceway was Aaron Reutzel's Roth Motorsports #83, James McFadden's Kasey Kahne Racing #9, Sheldon Haudenschild's Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, and Brian Brown's FVP, Casey's General Stores #21. Madsen took Thursday's Slick Woody's Cornhole Company QuickTime Award with a lap of 12.888 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval. Team Drydene Heat Race wins went to Madsen, Gravel and Macedo. A brief 40-minute rain delay halted the program following Heat Races as well. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series keeps the weekend alive with the first-ever visit to Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday, June 18, followed by a return to Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 19. NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$6,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [4][$3,500]; 4. 14-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,800]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,500]; 6. 83-Aaron Reutzel [9][$2,300]; 7. 9-James McFadden [8][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [12][$2,000]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,400]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,200]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,100]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [6][$1,050]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,000]; 18. 22-Riley Goodno [16][$1,000]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [24][$1,000]; 20. 15M-Bobby Mincer [21][$1,000]; 21. 44-Chris Martin [20][$1,000]; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [22][$1,000]; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [19][$1,000]; 24. 20G-Noah Gass [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-16, 18-21; Brad Sweet 17, 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+6] NEW Championship Standings (31/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,338); 2. David Gravel (-54); 3. Carson Macedo (-64); 4. Donny Schatz (-152); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-154); 6. Logan Schuchart (-188); 7. Aaron Reutzel (-220); 8. Kraig Kinser (-514); 9. James McFadden (-578); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-704). Photo - Trent Gower
  2. Macedo & JJR Sweep Brownells Big Guns Bash with Last-Lap Pass at Knoxville For Second-Straight Night, Macedo Steals World of Outlaws Glory from Kerry Madsen KNOXVILLE, IA - June 12, 2021 - It's safe to say that Carson Macedo is ready for August. After a weekend sweep of the Brownells Big Guns Bash, the Jason Johnson Racing driver will enter the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals pres. by Casey's General Stores with all of the momentum on his side. The Lemoore, CA native looked like he was out of it on Saturday night, losing the lead to Kerry Madsen on Lap six and eventually falling to third, but the resilience was undeniable as he rallied through lap traffic and offered up a last-lap pass for the win that brought the Knoxville Raceway crowd to their feet. It was a game-changing weekend for the 25-year-old, who tacked off several accomplishments. He finally got his first 410 win at Knoxville, won back-to-back with the Outlaws for the first time ever, soared to 11 career Outlaw wins, and hit his fifth Outlaw win of the season, already the winningest year of his career. "My car was good the whole main event," Macedo mentioned. "I just didn't know where to be at times. When I was leading I thought I was plugging nice laps on the bottom, but then Kerry got a lane move me. In traffic, he was so superb. When Sheldon got by me, I realized how much better the bottom was if I was patient. I realized Kerry was making the same mistake like fading off from the corner exit. I was trying to set him up for the last corner, but it worked out down the backstretch." After scoring the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win, Macedo was set up nicely to score two in-a-row. He led the opening five circuits aboard his #41 ride, but Madsen went one lane higher through turns one and two and zoomed right by him, placing the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanin Racing #14 in the top spot. Madsen looked dominant at times, especially in lap traffic as he zigged and zagged by the back markers and pulled away from Macedo. It seemed as if it was over in the closing stages when Macedo slipped to third as Haudenschild rose to the occasion and drove his NOS Energy Drink #17 to second. However, a fire got lit under the #41 and he came roaring back. Macedo got Haudenschild back on Lap 19 and quickly tracked Madsen down as he figured out the black zook clay on the 1/2-mile. As the white flag waved, Macedo perfected the bottom of turns one and two and capitalized as Madsen's #14 drifted high and left the door open. In turn, Macedo walked right through the door and ran away to a 1.120-second advantage to officially sweep the weekend. "Two in a row is pretty cool, man," Macedo admitted. "You're seeing the fruit from everything that Jason [Johnson] built here. I'm looking forward to the future with Philip Dietz. It's no secret Knoxville is a chess game and I'm feeling better about this place every time. For the second-straight night, Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's, NSW, AUS was forced to settle for a podium bid after leading laps. The 25-time World of Outlaws winner was obviously frustrated with letting a win slip away, but the success in his short time at Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing isn't lost on him. "I just got tight and screwed it up," Madsen acknowledged. "I have to apologize to this team. I should've brought that home. This thing is so fast, and so fun to drive. It's all a testament to TSR as an organization." Settling for the final podium position in third was Sheldon Haudenschild. "My guys have got me feeling good at this place," he said. "We were there at the end and there's not much more you can ask for. We're learning and we'll keep ripping." Rounding out the top-five in the finale of the Brownells Big Guns Bash was Giovanni Scelzi in fourth-place aboard the KCP Racing #18 and Logan Schuchart in fifth-place aboard the Shark Racing #1S. Closing out the top-10 on Saturday night was Aaron Reutzel in sixth, Brent Marks in seventh, James McFadden in eighth, Parker Price-Miller in ninth, and Brian Brown in tenth. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now turns its attention to a triple-header next weekend. The Greatest Show on Dirt will race at 34 (IA) Raceway on Thursday, June 17, Dubuque (IA) Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday, June 18, and Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway on Saturday, June 19. NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 14-Kerry Madsen [2][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$3,500]; 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [4][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 83-Aaron Reutzel [3][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,200]; 8. 9-James McFadden [12][$2,100]; 9. 5-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [11][$2,000]; 11. 2-David Gravel [15][$1,600]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [19][$1,400]; 13. 2KS-Matt Juhl [7][$1,200]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,100]; 15. 56N-Davey Heskin [16][$1,050]; 16. 49-Brad Sweet [22][$1,000]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [10][$1,000]; 18. 9T-Kasey Kahne [24][$1,000]; 19. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [23][$1,000]; 20. 7-Justin Henderson [18][$1,000]; 21. 44-Chris Martin [20][$1,000]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [13][$1,000]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [25][$]; 24. 25-Scott Bogucki [21][$1,000]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,000]. Lap Leaders:Carson Macedo 1-5, 25; Kerry Madsen 6-24. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+7] Photo - Trent Gower
  3. Carson Macedo Gives JJR Another Knoxville Win on Final Restart Kerry Madsen Led Opening 21 Laps Aboard Tony Stewart Racing #14 KNOXVILLE, IA - June 11, 2021 - From Jason Johnson to David Gravel, there's always been something special about the JJR #41 at Knoxville Raceway. On Friday night, Carson Macedo became the newest to trust Philip Dietz on the wrenches and soar to glory on the black zook clay in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition. The Lemoore, CA native aced the final restart of the race and roared by Kerry Madsen's #14 to take the lead with three laps left. Trent Gower photo The win not only marked the 10th of Macedo's World of Outlaws career, but it was his first-ever 410 Sprint Car triumph at The Sprint Car Capital of the World. Better yet, it only proves just how lethal Macedo, Dietz, and the rest of the JJR boys are when it comes the Iowa 1/2-mile. In six total appearances at Knoxville in the #41, Macedo has never finished outside of the top-10 and four times he's put it on the podium. His late-race steal gave him the $10,000 check from the Brownells Big Guns Bash, and it allowed him to gain more crucial points on Brad Sweet and David Gravel in the championship chase. "I'm a little out of breath from yelling, I'm so damn happy," an ecstatic Macedo mentioned. "You know I sat in Jason's [Johnson] parents motorhome earlier and watched video after video of this place with Craig and Debra. I feel like there's a common theme on winning at this place and I thought if I don't do it right, at least I'll get better at it. Winning at Knoxville in the #41 is pretty special." More than anything else, Macedo is oozing with swagger. He's ready for August, and the potential to become Jason Johnson Racing's third different driver to win the Knoxville Nationals. "My confidence is extremely high right now," Macedo offered. "Leading into tomorrow, leading into the Nationals, I 100% believe we're going to be a threat." Before Macedo parked the JJR #41 in victory lane, another pair of superstar teams stole attention to begin the night. Kasey Kahne made his return to the seat for the first time since March, and quickly drove a third KKR #9T around Knoxville in 15.176 seconds in an effort worthy of the Slick Woodys Cornhole Company QuickTime Award. The attention then shifted to Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, who completed a front row lockout by placing Kerry Madsne's #14 on the pole and Donny Schatz's #15 to his outside in the 25-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature. Madsen jetted to the initial lead and Schatz slipped to third as Macedo rose to the occasion down the backstretch on the opening circuit. The duo offered a high-speed chess match through lap traffic, but it never got really close (outside of a Lap 11 bobble) until the only caution of the race flew on Lap 20 of 25. Creating a single-file restart, Madsen brought the field back to green with five laps remaining and Macedo hot on his heels. "Kerry was maneuvering in and out of lap traffic so well," Macedo applauded. "There were a couple of times I thought I would have runs on him, but the lappers zigged and zagged the wrong ways. I saw the caution and thought I would be tough to get such a good start, but somehow we made it happen." Make it happen, indeed. As Madsen stuck the bottom, Macedo carried his speed through the corners and built a run off turn four and down there front stretch. He peaked under Madsen's #14 and drove it hard into turn one to secure the lead and officially lead the 22nd Lap. From there, he pulled away and saw the checkered flag to earn his fourth win of the 2021 World of Outlaws campaign. "This is one of the toughest tracks in the country," Macedo praised Knoxville. "It's so technical, but I'm lucky to have this crew behind me. My car was so good that when even I as the driver made mistakes, it felt like the car could make the recovery for me." Falling short of Macedo's #41 by 0.748-seconds at the checkered flag, Logan Schuchart crossed the stripe in second-place. A momentum building run for his Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S, which has time and time again proven lethal at Knoxville's 1/2-mile. "It's always fun racing at this place against the best in the business," Schuchart mentioned. You're doing something right when you're passing Knoxville Nationals champions like Donny [Schatz] and Brad [Sweet]. I could tell he didn't feel comfortable on the bottom in turns three and four, and that's where I felt like I was making tons of ground, but we just ran out of time." After leading the opening 21 laps from pole position, Kerry Madsen ended up with a third-place finish aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advanced Auto Parts, Rush Truck Centers #14. It's the first podium effort of 2021 for the St. Mary's, NSW, AUS driver. "We were looking good for a bit man," Madsen said. "What a team to be involved. I was feeling comfortable all race long, but I just didn't make the right adjustments under caution. I let the boys down. Hopefully we come back better tomorrow." Rounding out the top-five on night one of the Brownells Big Guns Bash was outside pole sitter Donny Schatz in fourth aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 and then Giovanni Scelzi in the fifth spot in his KCP Racing #18. Closing out the top-10 on Friday was championship leader Brad Sweet in sixth, reigning Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel in seventh, weekly hero Brian Brown in eighth, Knoxville resident Aaron Reutzel in ninth, and Missouri's Ayrton Gennetten with his first-career World of Outlaws top-10. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be back at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway tomorrow, Saturday, June 12 to conclude the Brownells Big Guns Bash. NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$5,500]; 3. 14-Kerry Madsen [1][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,600]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$2,350]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,150]; 7. 2-David Gravel [7][$2,100]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,950]; 9. 83-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,900]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [8][$1,850]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,400]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$1,000]; 14. 5-Parker Price-Miller [12][$950]; 15. 9-James McFadden [23][$900]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$900]; 17. 9T-Kasey Kahne [9][$900]; 18. 25-Scott Bogucki [17][$900]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$900]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [11][$900]; 21. 2KS-Matt Juhl [21][$900]; 22. 83X-Lynton Jeffrey [19][$900]; 23. 55-McKenna Haase [22][$900]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$900]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-21, Carson Macedo 22-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-James McFadden[+8] NEW Championship Standings (29/82 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,070); 2. David Gravel (-58); 3. Carson Macedo (-92); 4. Donny Schatz (-142); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-164); 6. Logan Schuchart (-188); 7. Aaron Reutzel (-228); 8. Kraig Kinser (-490); 9. James McFadden (-580); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-650)
  4. Carson Macedo Denies Lance Dewease at Williams Grove - Macedo Survives Last-Lap Slider from Dewease to Win Morgan Cup Opener MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 14, 2021 - It came down to the last corner, but once again the World of Outlaws defeated the PA Posse. This time, though, it was a first-time Central Pennsylvania Outlaw winner with Carson Macedo breaking through to deny local legend Lance Dewease of his 100th career Williams Grove Speedway victory. Trent Gower Photo The Lemoore, CA native commanded all 25 laps of Friday's Morgan Cup opener, but it wasn't without heavy challenges from the Fayetteville, PA superstar. Dewease, driving the iconic #69K owned by Don Kreitz Jr., stalked Macedo's Jason Johnson Racing #41 all throughout the NOS Energy Drink Feature. They raced through lap traffic and Dewease closed the gap enough to try a slider for the win in the last corner, but it fell just short as Macedo planted the throttle and whipped around him. Winning by 0.361-seconds, Macedo clinched his third victory of the 2021 season and his ninth-career win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. "This feels amazing," Macedo blurted out standing in Williams Grove victory lane. "I just won my first World of Outlaws race at the Grove; something I never thought I would do. To have Lance run second, you know he's one of the best ever here, and probably all-time. What a night." Macedo's path to victory lane could easily be credited to his phenomenal starts all night long at the Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile. He aced the outside of turns one and two time and time again, beating Brad Sweet then Sheldon Haudenschild in his Drydene Heat Race to claim a redraw position. From there, he drew second and beat Lance Dewease on the outside once again in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Starting from pole position, Macedo won the battle into turn one and never relinquished the lead from there. Dewease, who started outside pole and ran second for the entirety of the race, came close in the latter stages with the aid of lap traffic, but just couldn't get past the #41. Macedo's victory denied Dewease of his 100th career Williams Grove win. "It's all about clean air right now with this track," Dewease noted afterwards. "I tried real hard to make ground, especially through turns one and two if I could hit the strip in the middle just right, but it was tough to do consistently. I'd catch him in traffic, but he'd get a lapper and that would mess me up. I clipped the front end on the berm coming to the checkered and it killed my shot to get in front of him." Finishing in the final podium position was Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA. It's his third podium appearance in the last four events since bringing his own #19M operation back to the World of Outlaws races. "Those guys were just too good tonight," Marks mentioned. "It would've been nice to get bottled up near the end with a restart, but we just didn't get it. We probably needed to go further with the setup. I thought it would curb up in turns one and two, but it went away and that hurt us." Closing out the top-five on Friday night was former Williams Grove winners James McFadden in fourth aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 and Aaron Reutzel in fifth aboard his Roth Motorsports #83. Rounding out the top-ten on night one of the Morgan Cup was Kerry Madsen's Tony Stewart Racing #14, David Gravel's Big Game Motorsports #2, Donny Schatz's Tony Stewart Racing #15, Sheldon Haudenschild's Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing's #17, and Kyle Larson's Paul Silva #57. UP NEXT - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will wrap up the Pennsylvania swing against the Posse tomorrow on Saturday, May 15 with the Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway. NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2][$5,500]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [8][$3,200]; 4. 9-James McFadden [4][$2,600]; 5. 83-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,350]; 6. 14-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,150]; 7. 2-David Gravel [3][$2,100]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$1,950]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,900]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson [9][$1,850]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$1,400]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$1,200]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5][$1,000]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$950]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [16][$900]; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer [25][$]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$900]; 18. 11-TJ Stutts [15][$900]; 19. 72-Tim Shaffer [18][$900]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$900]; 21. 99M-Kyle Moody [23][$900]; 22. 19MX-Landon Myers [17][$900]; 23. 24-Jeff Halligan [20][$900]; 24. 44-Dylan Norris [19][$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24][$900]; 26. 39-Chase Dietz [26][$]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+9] NEW Championship Standings (22/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,114); 2. David Gravel (-56); 3. Carson Macedo (-94); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-144); 5. Aaron Reutzel (-150); 6. Donny Schatz (-158); 7. Logan Schuchart (-214); 8. Kraig Kinser (-388); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-476); 10. James McFadden (-526).
  5. Sweet Survives Bullring Brawl at Jacksonville for Sixth Win of Season Haudenschild's Flat, Larson's Spin & Schatz's Slider Highlight Chaotic 40-Lapper JACKSONVILLE, IL - April 29, 2021 - They sold full seats at Jacksonville Speedway on Thursday night, but the massive crowd only needed the edges of them. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series rolled into town for one night only and continued to offer The Greatest Show on Dirt. It was breathtaking, extraordinary, astounding, chaotic, and dramatic more than anything else. The box score will only show two different official leaders, but in all reality the battle for the win was decided between six, count 'em SIX DRIVERS: Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, and Donny Schatz. In the end, it wasn't the fittest, but actually the Sweetest who survived the mayhem to topple the $10,000 Feature at the 1/4-mile. Taking advantage of Haudenschild's cut tire, Sweet inherited the lead then fended off a three-wide attack and a slide job on the final restart to secure his sixth win of the season aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. The Grass Valley, CA native knows he wasn't the best, but hey that's short track racing as The Big Cat put it. "That right there was short track racing as its finest, wow," Sweet proclaimed. "I hope you fans know we can feel all of this energy. It's so fun to be a World of Outlaws driver right now. That was action packed and I don't think I was anywhere close to being the best car, but we survived with luck on our side. It's such a tough 40 laps around this place." Questions mounted with heavy rains dousing the facility on Wednesday evening, but the staff at Jacksonville Speedway was more determined than ever to not let Mother Nature spoil the party. The action got off to a hot start with Sheldon Haudenschild clocking the first-ever nine-second lap at the 1/4-mile with a time of 9.990 seconds in Slick Woody's Qualifying to set the New Track Record. His lightning-quick run put Jacksonville alongside River Cities (9.260), Bloomington (9.300), US-36 (9.840), Cottage Grove (9.991), and I-55 (9.995) as only the sixth track in World of Outlaws history with a nine-second lap. Haudenschild's momentum carried the NOS Energy Drink #17 to the outside pole of the 40-lap feature with Sweet starting inside of him after taking the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. The Wooster, OH native used the outside to his advantage and threaded the needle to lead the opening circuit. Haudenschild paced the opening eight laps before a restart allowed Sweet to slide in front of him and take command. Sweet proceeded to lead the next 19 laps before Haudenschild roared back to the point with a daring move in heavy lap traffic. Just as the #17 pulled a diamond off turn two and slid the #49 for the top spot in turn three, the caution flew and set up the final double-file restart with 11 to go. Lil Haud elected to take the top side and quickly drove away as he looked poised to score his third World of Outlaws win this season. However, a cut tire with only eight laps left soured his shot at the lead and sent him to the work area to change a right rear tire. The ensuing restart gave Sweet the lead, but a mistake in turn one created a three-wide frenzy as he fought Carson Macedo and Kyle Larson for the top spot. The battle was short-lived as contact from Macedo and Larson sent the #57 spinning to a stop and removed him from contention. From there, David Gravel entered the picture, but couldn't make much of his run at Sweet. However, a caution on Lap 39 for Zach Hampton set fans up with a thrilling green-white-checkered as Donny Schatz lined up behind Sweet with the win on the line. Schatz aced the middle of turns one and two then launched a turn three slide job as the duo raced back to the white flag. Sweet was quick to react and crossed under Schatz out of turn four to withhold the lead with one to go. Schatz had one last ditch effort coming to the checkered flag, but ultimately Sweet survived to win the thriller by 0.190-seconds. "Hey, a win is a win it doesn't matter how you get there," Sweet said. "I about flipped, biked up, all but wrecked there at the end. A lot of things played out in my favor to get this win. You never want to see the yellow coming to the checkered I can tell you that. Luckily, I kept my tires underneath to me cross Donny back and held on to put one more lap together." For 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, it was his second consecutive runner-up finish aboard the Tony Stewar/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. After a tough three-week stretch, he admitted the team has recalibrated and their hard work is showing. "You gotta crawl before you can walk, and you gotta walk before you can run," Schatz noted. "My Carquest, Ford Performance guys are doing great. We've been getting better and that's all you can ask for. We reset and went back to square one, so now we're building ourselves back up again. Times change, people change, and we're changing with it. I'm gonna keep doing what I've been doing for the past 25 years here." Rounding out the top five at Jacksonville was David Gravel (Big Game #2) with his career-best finish of third at the 1/4-mile, Carson Macedo (Jason Johnson #41) with a strong fourth-place finish, and Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA with his best finish of the season in World of Outlaws competition. Closing out the top ten on Thursday night was Jacob Allen with his first top-ten since February, Tim Kaeding with his best run yet aboard the Tony Stewart #14, Logan Schuchart after going tailback on Lap 29, Sheldon Haudenschild following his heartbreak on Lap 32, and Aaron Reutzel, who also recovered from the work area. UP NEXT - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series travels to Odessa, MO for its first appearance at the revamped I-70 Motorsports Park since 1986. The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown is a two-day affair at the 3/8-mile oval with complete programs scheduled for Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$6,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [3][$3,500]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$2,800]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,300]; 7. 14-Tim Kaeding [15][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,050]; 10. 83-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,400]; 13. 9-James McFadden [9][$1,200]; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$1,100]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,050]; 16. 5D-Zach Daum [20][$1,000]; 17. 19-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,000]; 18. 22-Riley Goodno [21][$1,000]; 19. 35-Zach Hampton [18][$1,000]; 20. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$1,000]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [14][$1,000]; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [23][$1,000]; 23. 24W-Garet Williamson [22][$1,000]; 24. 96-Robert Ballou [16][$1,000]. Lap Leaders:Sheldon Haudenschild 1-8, 28-32; Brad Sweet 9-27, 32-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 33M-Mason Daniel[+10] NEW Championship Standings (16/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,292); 2. David Gravel (-66); 3. Carson Macedo (-98); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-122); 5. Aaron Reutzel (-126); 6. Donny Schatz (-164); 7. Logan Schuchart (-166); 8. Kraig Kinser (-282); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-338); 10. Jason Sides (-446).
  6. Macedo Beats McFadden on Final Lap of Dramatic Tri-State Feature Five Different Leaders & Haudenschild's Heartbreak Highlights Action-Packed Race HAUBSTADT, IN - April 10, 2021 - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series did it again on Saturday night. Visiting a sold-out crowd at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, The Greatest Show on Dirt lived up to its name. The 40-lap feature on the 1/4-mile offered up five different leaders, drama that you couldn't even dream of, and a last-lap pass to send the crowd home happy. Trent Gower photo It started with Aaron Reutzel out front before Tyler Courtney led in pursuit of his first-career win, and then Sheldon Haudenschild drove to the lead and ran away until a flat tire soured his run with seven laps left. Ultimately, it came down to a duel between Carson Macedo and James McFadden on the final restart. They swapped sliders, exchanged some contact, and eventually Macedo snookered McFadden to win it by 0.398-seconds. "I know he's probably upset with me, but I really wanted to win that race," Macedo noted. "These races are tough to win, I'm gonna give it everything I have. James [McFadden] is a great driver and I have the utmost respect for him; I want to run everybody clean. I beat him to the line there and just tried to protect the bottom the best I could." Before eighth-starting Macedo and 11th-starting McFadden waged war in the end, the beginning was between the front row of Courtney's Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC and Reutzel's Roth Motorsports #83. Reutzel, of Clute, TX, paced the opening four laps before Courtney, of Indianapolis, IN, drove by on Lap 5. It quickly became a non-wing affair as former USAC standouts Courtney and Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, MO ran 1-2 with both drivers chasing their first-career World of Outlaws win. Courtney, AKA Sunshine, led a race-high 19 laps aboard the NOS Energy Drink TURBO machine until Haudenschild in his own NOS Energy Drink whip wheeled by him to take command on Lap 24. Mastering lap traffic, Haudenschild ran off to a 2+ second advantage before a flat left rear tire sent his Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17 from the lead to the work area on Lap 33. Inheriting the lead with seven to go, Macedo brought the field back to life in his Jason Johnson Racing #41 and immediately received a challenge from McFadden in the Kasey Kahne Racing #9. They ran side-by-side for a handful of laps until J-Mac finally cleared his slider coming to the white flag. McFadden officially led Lap 39, but Macedo was quick to cross under him and steal it back entering turn one. The duo made contact fighting for real estate on the bottom and nearly allowed Courtney to sneak by them both as they went down the backstretch. Macedo made the move to go low in the final two corners and did just enough to survive McFadden's onslaught. For Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, it was his second win at Tri-State, his second win of the 2021 season, and his eighth-career win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. "I could see him peeking his nose and I knew I needed to stay in front or he would pull the trigger hard enough," Macedo mentioned on his strategy. "I saw the white come out and knew I needed to capitalize. This is a great win for our Jason Johnson Racing crew. I'm glad I can get Phil, Nate and Clyde back to victory lane. A dejected James McFadden came home with a close second-place effort following his victory in Friday's show at Kokomo Speedway. The Alice Springs, NT, AUS native offered up some choice words following his on-track combat with Macedo. "He was racing like a bit of a d**k head to be honest," McFadden said. "He chopped me and put me over the tires and jammed it off the fence a couple of times. I kept giving him room and I probably shouldn't have; I should have parked him and cleared him. I feel bad for letting my team down. Second is decent, but I probably needed to be a bit ruder. For the second night in a row, the third-place finisher collected his first-career podium finish with there World of Outlaws. This time it was Tyler Courtney, a former USAC National Midget and Sprint Car champion adventuring into the winged world with Clauson-Marshall Racing. "I think it was just inexperience in lap traffic," Courtney offered on where he lost the lead. "I've had more laps around here than those guys, but I just struggled with where to put the car. To rebound tonight with a podium against the best drivers in the country, maybe the world, is really awesome for our team." Hunter Schuerenberg earned his second-career World of Outlaws top five, and first since Tri-State in 2018, aboard the Vermeer Motorsports #55. Early leader Aaron Reutzel wrapped up the top five finishers in Saturday's show. Rounding out the top ten at Haubstadt was David Gravel in sixth, Brad Sweet in seventh, Carson Short in eighth, Justin Peck in ninth and Ian Madsen in tenth. UP NEXT - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series takes to Lawton (OK) Speedway on Friday, April 16 and Devil's Bowl (TX) Speedway on Saturday, April 17. After that, it's the Bristol Throwdown on April 22-24. NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [8][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [11][$6,000]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1][$3,500]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][$2,800]; 5. 83-Aaron Reutzel [2][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [3][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,200]; 8. 21-Carson Short [14][$2,100]; 9. 13-Justin Peck [18][$2,050]; 10. 11-Ian Madsen [4][$2,000]; 11. 55V-Spencer Bayston [7][$1,600]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [10][$1,400]; 13. 5S-Chase Stockon [17][$1,200]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,100]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,050]; 16. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,000]; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [16][$1,000]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$1,000]; 21. 96-Robert Ballou [23][$1,000]; 22. 19-Parker Price-Miller [13][$1,000]; 23. 44-Kyle Cummins [15][$1,000]; 24. 5K-Paul Nienhiser [22][$1,000]; 25. 14-Tim Kaeding [19][$1,000]; 26. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [26][$]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-4; Tyler Courtney 5-23; Sheldon Haudenschild 24-33; Carson Macedo 34-38, 40; James McFadden 39. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-James McFadden[+9]. NEW Championship Standings (13/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,880); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-92); 3. David Gravel (-98); 4. Carson Macedo (-110); 5. Logan Schuchart (-11); 6. Aaron Reutzel (-134); 7. Donny Schatz (-184); 8. Kraig Kinser (-234); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-318); 10. Jason Sides (-348).
  7. Haudenschild Hustles Schuchart for Late-Race Win in Mississippi - Haudenschild is Fifth Different Winner in Five World of Outlaws Features in 2021 COLUMBUS, MS - March 12, 2021 - Magnolia Motor Speedway was simply magnificent for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut on Friday night. A packed pit area, a massive crowd, and some spectacular on-track action was the perfect recipe to end Mississippi's decade-long absence from The Greatest Show on Dirt. In the end, Sheldon Haudenschild made it five different winners in as many races on tour this year, stealing a late-race thriller away from the predominant Logan Schuchart. A mixture of lap traffic, track conditions, and Lil Haud's patience came together to send the NOS Energy Drink #17 to victory lane in Columbus, MS; giving car owner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of Olive Branch, MS a win on his home turf for the first time as a World of Outlaws owner. Courtesy of World of Outlaws Friday's victory marked the 15th of Haudenschild's young career, tying him with fellow full-timer Jason Sides for 34th on the all-time wins list. "I'm just so happy to win a race here this early in the season, you know I don't think we won until like July last year," Haudenschild noted. "That's a big goal of mine, winning early and building some momentum. It's always cool to get a win at a track that the Outlaws haven't been to before too. Ripper, Nikolas, Drew, they've got this NOS Energy Drink #17 dialed in right now. I'm glad the fans made it out. This is a beautiful race track and I think it put on a really great show." Rolling from the outside pole of the 30-lapper, Haudenschild's biggest challenge was alongside him in the form of Schuchart, who had yet to blunder all night long at the 1/3rd-mile. Entering Friday's feature, the Shark Racing #1S had a perfect night going with Slick Woody's Quick Time, Team Drydene Heat win, and DIRVision Fast Pass Dash win all secured. Schuchart was as dominant as anyone in clean air, but lap traffic proved to be his Achilles heel on this night. He caught fortunate breaks with three stoppages: lap 5 crash for Brock Zearfoss, Scotty Thiel & Sam Hafertepe, lap 9 caution for points leader Carson Macedo, and lap 14 flip for fourth-running Aaron Reutzel. However, the final restart, and more importantly, final run through traffic played the most pivotal role. Restarting with 16 to go, Schuchart drove away to a near two-second advantage over Haudenschild before traffic slowed him with ten laps remaining. That's when the fun began. At one point, a heart-stopping four-car battle for the lead ensued with Schuchart and Haudenschild along with an emerging Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet all under a blanket for the race lead. One failed slide job attempt on a lapper set Haudenschild up for a successful run on lap 25 to clear for the lead. Schuchart came swinging back with his own slider, but Haudenschild pinned the throttle and threaded the needle around the outside to make it stick. The duo continued to wage war in the waning laps with Haudenschild only covering Schuchart by 0.054-seconds with three to go. It was still anyone's race until the checkered flag dropped with a mere 0.286-second margin of victory, a finish which sent the Magnolia Motor Speedway crowd into the air. "We got to the lappers like twice and the caution would come out every time," Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, remembered. "I was just chilling, keeping calm in second, trying not to get passed and see where my car was at. He was really good in open track, I didn't have much for him. We hit traffic though and the rubber kind of came in while we were in the middle of that. It got really tricky. He tried those sliders on a few lappers and I was getting runs off that. If I wouldn't have got under him off turn four, I don't think he would've messed up again." After leading the opening 24 laps, Schuchart of Hanover, PA settled for runner-up honors at Magnolia. The sitting duck effect of leading through traffic bit him the most in Friday's 30-lapper. It wasn't the second win of the season he wanted, but Schuchart's run returned him to the top of the early-season championship standings. He's the only driver with a top ten finish all five races this season. "Freakin' guy beat me in golf this week, and now on the race track," Schuchart joked about Sheldon. "It's just hard to tell when you're out front leading in traffic by yourself. It's hard to gauge how hard you need to push, especially when the track is like this, really wide and not a ton of grip. I pushed the limit too hard with Parker [Price-Miller] and let Sheldon get by me. I had that chance to get him back in turns three and four, but underestimated his entry and couldn't make it work. Hopefully we can come back here and park it in victory lane." Rounding out the podium at Magnolia Motor Speedway was Brad Sweet with a 12th-to-third bid in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. "The goal is to be up here standing on the frontstretch every night, and we're doing that," Sweet spoke on their consistency. "The real adversity and grind of an 80+ race Outlaw tour is sometimes you're starting up front, but other times like tonight you're digging yourself out of a hole. I felt like we could've contended for the win there, but by the time we got up here the track got top dominant I think and I used up my tires to get this far. It was fun watching Sheldon and Logan be aggressive there, and Donny and I had another fun battle too." Donny Schatz made it to third at one point, but slipped back to finish fourth in the closing stages aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. One of the biggest storylines outside the podium was Kasey Kahne, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors with a huge 23rd-to-fifth run aboard the Caravan Trailers #9. The top five finish is Kahne's first in World of Outlaws competition since the 2002 King's Royal at Eldora Speedway. Closing out the top ten at Magnolia Motor Speedway was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Gio Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26, Wayne Johnson with his first top ten of the year in the #2C, and Ian Madsen in the Sam McGhee #11. UP NEXT - The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit another new facility today, Saturday. March 13. For the first time ever, The Greatest Show on Dirt is heading for Monroe, Louisiana for a stop at The Rev. NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [23][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,300]; 7. 18-Gio Scelzi [11][$2,200]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [15][$2,100]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$2,050]; 10. 11-Ian Madsen [20][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,400]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$1,200]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [16][$1,100]; 15. 5-Brent Marks [7][$1,050]; 16. 19-Parker Price-Miller [25][$]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$1,000]; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [24][$1,000]; 19. 47-Eric Riggins [19][$1,000]; 20. 83-Aaron Reutzel [3][$1,000]; 21. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [8][$1,000]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 24. 73-Scotty Thiel [14][$1,000]; 25. 28-Scott Bogucki [17][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-24, Sheldon Haudenschild 25-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Kasey Kahne[+18]
  8. Carson Macedo Makes Statement with Volusia Victory from 10th - Macedo Leads World of Outlaws Standings for First Time in his Career BARBERVILLE, FL - March 5, 2021 - With the spin of a wrench Phil Dietz took Carson Macedo from an uneasy feeling to the best car in the field on Friday night. The revered crew chief at Jason Johnson Racing went to work after a mediocre preliminary performance and sent the Lemoore, CA native on track with what he called "one of the best cars I've ever driven in my life." Trent Gower photo Macedo masterfully picked his way from tenth-to-first and executed a late-race pass to steal the win from Sam Hafertepe Jr. with four laps remaining at Volusia Speedway Park. A confidence booster and chemistry builder for a driver and team that know their potential can reach championship heights in 2021 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. "It's not every night that your car is that dominant," Macedo mentioned of his Kistler powered Maxim #41. "I mean that thing was just perfect to drive. Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Repetz] were incredible tonight. You know, I felt really balanced and great all through DIRTcar Nationals last month, but early tonight I just didn't feel good. Phil and the guys made a lot of changes for the feature and nailed it. I could go anywhere I wanted. I'm so happy to get a win for this team, these sponsors, a lot of really great people involved." At the start of Friday's 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature, it was Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, TX and David Gravel of Watertown, CT pacing the field. Hafertepe, who won his second DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash of the season to claim pole position, bolted away and controlled the opening 11 laps. The first stoppage was a surprise when points leader Logan Schuchart stopped in turn four following contact with Gio Scelzi amidst a top five battle. Macedo made his biggest move on that first restart, advancing four spots in one lap with a great fire off the high side of the half-mile. The next restart, however, spelled trouble when the #41 had to line up on the low line. Restarting with 17 laps remaining, Macedo surprised himself and quickly took third from Sheldon Haudenschild, and then set his sights on Hafertepe and Gravel out front. "Hafertepe chose the outside and I was stuck on the bottom, which made me nervous," Macedo noted on the final restart. "I was on the top every restart prior to that and the bottom wasn't getting great starts. I didn't really get a good start, but it was fairly decent and let me sneak back into the top groove in front of Donny. I got that run on Sheldon because he went low, and I was able to slide by him real quick. I felt like my car was as good as those guys, if not better once I got to third. I just needed traffic to move around a bit and capitalize." And capitalize he did. With heavy lap traffic in play, Macedo reeled in the lead duo and made it a three-way war with seven laps left. The #15H, #2 and #41 ran bumper-t0-bumper-to-bumper with the win on the line. Macedo slid by Gravel for second on the 24th lap and two laps later, he was sliding Hafertepe for the top spot. His massive turn one slider with four laps to go was a thing of beauty, sweeping through the middle and clearing Hafertepe with ease to steal the top spot in the waning circuits. The final four laps went by like a breeze as the 24-year-old pilot drove off into the Florida night with a 2.167-second advantage at the checkered flag. Friday's feature victory marked the seventh of Macedo's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, and his first of the 2021 season. Albeit only three of 80+ races are complete, Macedo still achieved a milestone by moving atop the World of Outlaws championships standings for the first time in his career. Something he knows is useless in the middle of March, but deep down means a lot to a California kid chasing his dreams. "It doesn't mean anything because we're so early in the year it just doesn't matter yet," Macedo said on the points lead. "For me, personally, inside my own head, it's really cool. My goal in this sport is to be a World of Outlaws champion. In order to do that, at some point you gotta lead the points. You have to clear those milestones and hit those accomplishments to get there, right? We have a team capable of winning it this year. I know it's too early to think of that though, we're just gonna do our best every night and let the cards fell where they fall. Settling for a second-place finish after leading the opening 25 laps was Sam Hafertepe Jr. aboard the Townline Variety #15H. A tough pill to swallow for a driver that's hungry to end his nine-year winless drought with the Outlaws, but it's the latest sign that his operation is as good as ever. Friday's runner-up result is Hafertepe's best Series finish since a third-place finish at Lernerville's Silver Cup in 2013. "We've made leaps and bounds compared to what we came here with in February," Hafertepe commented on the progression of his program. "To be right here right now is like a win to us. We'll keep building and look to get better." Rounding out the podium with a last-lap pass to finish third was Fresno, CA's Gio Scelzi aboard the KCP Racing #18. It was his first night with trusted crew chief and friend Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts in the KCP camp and their revived relationship already appears to be paying dividends again. "It's huge, it's like getting the band back together," Scelzi said on working with Stuebgen again, who he won his first two Outlaw races with. "I'm feeling comfortable and confident with myself. If we keep running like this, the wins will come eventually." Closing out the top ten at Volusia Speedway Park was Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart Racing #15, David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26, Parker Price-Miller in the PPM Racing #19, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Aaron Reutzel in the Roth Motorsports #83. UP NEXT - On Saturday, March 6, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series ends a 38-year absence from Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. If needed, a Sunday rain date is scheduled to complete the show. You can BUY TICKETS HERE. NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$10,000]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1][$6,000]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [2][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,300]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [12][$2,200]; 8. 19-Parker Price-Miller [5][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,050]; 10. 83-Aaron Reutzel [9][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$1,600]; 12. 5-Brent Marks [13][$1,400]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [11][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,100]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$1,050]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [7][$1,000]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel [16][$1,000]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [19][$1,000]; 19. 13-Justin Peck [21][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,000]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,000]; 22. 24-Terry McCarl [22][$1,000]; 23. 20-AJ Maddox [24][$1,000]; 24. 1C-Andrew Cobb [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-25, Carson Macedo 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Carson Macedo[+9]