World of Outlaws Late Models Kick off June with Illinois Doubleheader

The Series Visits Tri-City Speedway and The Dirt Oval at Route 66 June 3-4

PONTOON BEACH, IL – May 9, 2022 – As the calendar turns to June, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series visits The Prairie State for the first time in 2022. 

Two nights of high-octane action in Illinois start Friday, June 3, as the Series visits Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL. $10,000 is on the line in a 40-lap CASE Construction Equipment Feature. 

It’s only the second time the Series will race at the facility—the first in 2004 when three-time Series Champion Darrell Lanigan scored a victory on its 1/2-mile configuration. 

Tri-City Speedway is also the home of current World of Outlaws full-time driver Gordy Gundaker. The St. Charles, MO driver is excited to race in front of his home fans. 

“Man, I can’t wait,” Gundaker said. “It’ll be so nice to go home and race my home track in front of home fans and go to a place I know. I’m obviously super excited to get there and hopefully find a way to get our first Outlaw win.” 

The event at Tri-City will also be the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models debut of NASCAR star Chase Briscoe. 

He plans to pull double-duty in a Late model and Sprint Car as the MOWA Sprints and UMP Modifieds join the card. 

The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet finish the weekend with a trip to the Dirt Oval at Route 66, in another 40-lap affair paying $10,000-to-win. 

It’ll also be the second appearance for the Series at the Joliet, IL track after Chris Madden dominated 2017’s Chi-Town Showdown. 

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Illinois driver Dennis Erb Jr. leads the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models into his home state. The Carpentersville, IL driver has a 98-point lead over Max Blair on the strength of a win, six top fives, and 11 top-10’s through 15 races. 

Fellow Land of Lincoln competitor Kyle Hammer will also be in action.  The Clinton, IL driver has shown he can hang with some of the best drivers in the country with a top-five at Volusia Speedway Park during DIRTcar Nationals. 

Erb, Hammer, Gundaker, and the rest of the World of Outlaws hope to keep their momentum rolling as they battle toward the 2022 championship. 

Cruz pedregon virginia advance

NHRA® Team Report

Virginia NHRA Nationals 

Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team are ready to win in Virginia again and have been putting in the work during the week off from the NHRA schedule to ready the car and make it happen. The Snap-on® “Makers and Fixers” Dodge® SRT® Hellcat® has been in the top five, five out of the first six 2022 races with Cruz in fifth place in the Funny Car standings.

“It’s like a prize fight, a lot of these rounds we’re trying to work our way up and get better every week…I’m getting better as a driver, the team’s getting better, so we’re really looking forward to going back to Virginia this weekend and getting after the business of winning,” says Cruz. “It will be great to be back in Richmond again, so many good times there through the years and really great events in the late 90’s. We won there in 2008 and it’s time to win again.”

During the off week, the team re-grouped at the shop while Cruz and a couple of team reps took the Snap-on Dodge to a Cleveland-area STEM high school and fired up the car to demonstrate for students the “cutting edge technology used in Funny Car drag racing vehicles.” Cruz’s quote from the event was, “I’m passionate about STEM Programs, so it was a privilege to meet the students today and explain a little more about the boundary-busting technology that we use to get our car to hit zero to 100 in under 0.8 seconds. With the quickest acceleration on the planet, Nitro Funny Cars are the king of the drag racing world.”

These future Makers and Fixers can now watch the car they saw in person this weekend during the NHRA on FOX broadcasts and check out Snap-on’s makersandfixers.com to find out more about STEM careers from hundreds of professionals already in the field who share their stories on the site.

Burton Finishes 14th at Darlington


May 8, 2022


On Sunday afternoon at Darlington Raceway, rookie Harrison Burton and the No. 21 DEX Imaging team were able to make significant mid-race gains at one of the toughest tracks in motorsports. 

After starting 25th, Burton and the No. 21 Mustang were mired in 30th place at the end of the first 90-lap Stage of Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at the “Track Too Tough To Tame.” But when the checkered flag fell, they had rallied to finish a season-best 14th.

Burton didn’t gain much ground until the second Stage got underway. By Lap 185, the end of that segment, he had moved up to 20th place and was showing more speed as the race progressed.

He was running solidly inside the top 20 when a multi-car crash on a restart with 33 laps remaining scrambled the line-up.

Burton steered clear of trouble as the incident unfolded ahead of him, but flat-spotted his tires in the process, resulting in a trip to pit road for fresh rubber.

He rejoined the race in 12th place and wound up 14th at the finish, giving him the honors for being the highest finishing rookie.

Crew chief Brian Wilson described Sunday’s work by the DEX Imaging crew as “an outstanding result for the team.”

He said he, the crew and Burton are figuring out which adjustments to the No. 21 Mustang are best suited for Burton’s driving style.
 
“We are continuing to build the team and making progress on giving Harrison the feel he’s looking for,” Wilson said, adding that a successful performance at Darlington comes at a good time for the team. “It’s something we can build on heading into a stretch of similar, intermediate tracks at Kansas, Texas and Charlotte.

And, Wilson said, a top-15 finish also gives the team a bump up in the points standings, from 31st to 29th
 
Burton and the DEX Imaging team now head to Kansas Speedway for the AdventHealth 400 on May 15.

TENNESEE THUNDER: Marlar Nets $50,000 in Dairyland Showdown Finale

It’s the Winfield, TN driver’s 9th Career World of Outlaws Victory

FOUNTAIN CITY, WI – May 7, 2022 – Mike Marlar found himself in a position to capitalize Saturday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. 

The 2018 World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Champion was in second with seven laps to go when heartbreak struck race leader Tyler Bruening. 

As the 2021 Rookie of the Year caught the tail of the field, he tangled with Lance Mathees, sending them both spinning in Turn 2. 

Marlar inherited the lead from Bruening and held on to win the $50,000 prize in the Dairyland Showdown finale. 

The Winfield, TN driver started on the pole and tried to conserve his Longhorn chassis early in the 75-lap Feature. That strategy almost cost him as Tyler Erb swung around the outside to take the lead on Lap 19. 

“I was kind of milking it there the first part of the race, trying to conserve my tires,” Marlar said. “I was just trying to keep a distance and not kill my tires, and I just messed up. I was driving too easy, and I just let [Tyler Erb] get to my outside and pass me, and after that, it was a long race.”

The “Winfield Warrior” admitted luck played into the race’s outcome, being in a position to strike after he passed Erb back with 16 laps to go. 

“[The win] fell back in my lap; I definitely got lucky to end up winning it,” Marlar said. “I hate it for Tyler Bruening, he definitely was deserving of the win there, and it just didn’t work out for him. 

“Hopefully, if he stays after it and keeps working hard, he’s definitely going to get some [wins].”

The Dairyland Showdown win is Marlar’s 10th career World of Outlaws win and first of 2022. 

Tyler Erb crossed the line second, his second podium finish in as many days. The New Waverly, TX driver battled with Tyler Bruening for the lead before relinquishing the top spot. 

“I knew Bruening was underneath me there, and we really raced hard and clean,” Erb said. “I kept getting lower in [Turns] 3 and 4, and then in [Turns] 1 and 2, I’d kind of washout, and never got quite low enough to where I needed to be.

“We raced back and forth for four or five laps, and I finally got clear, but I drove in too hard into 1 and 2, and that’s how I realized how rubbered it was. I just got back in line and unfortunately had a caution, and Mikey [Marlar] got by me on the [Lap 59] restart.”

Josh Richards finished third, his first top-five of the 2022 season. The four-time Series champion stated he feels it’s a step in the right direction for the Boom Briggs-owned team. 

“It feels like a win,” Richards said. “This year’s been a struggle, to say the least. The team hasn’t stopped, there’s a lot of heart and determination, and thankfully we’re able to have a nice, solid run tonight, and hopefully, we have something to build on.” 

James Giossi, from Hudson, WI, crossed the line fourth—his first top-five with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models. “Nitro” was happy just to make the Feature, let alone score a top-five finish. 

“I would’ve taken the [$2,000] just to start,” Giossi said. “We got lucky there at the beginning, and the cards kind of went our way. Our car was pretty good; our pro-powered MB Customs was rolling along pretty well.

“It still hasn’t set in yet, but anytime you can run in the top five or top 10 with these guys, they do it for a living, and they’re the best at what they do, so coming home fourth tonight really made the weekend.”

Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. finished fifth. The Carpentersville, IL driver started 18th, needing every lap to crack the top five. 

“We didn’t have a good heat race, but we made some adjustments, and the car was real good in that [Last Chance Showdown],” Erb said. “Starting that far back, I was getting nervous, but we had a good enough car to work our way up through there, so we’re just glad to get up into the top-five for sure.”

Erb also extended his points lead for the third straight night—98 points ahead of Max Blair.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models make their first Northeast swing of the season with a three-race weekend in Pennsylvania. The Series visits Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on Thursday, May 19, Marion Center Raceway on Friday, May 20, and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 21. 

CASE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FEATURE- 75 Laps- 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 1-Josh Richards[21]; 4. 11J-James Giossi[9]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[18]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[7]; 7. 97-Cade Dillard[8]; 8. 19R-Ryan Gustin[13]; 9. 49T-Jake Timm[10]; 10. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 11. 18C-Chase Junghans[14]; 12. 25S-Chad Simpson[19]; 13. B1-Brent Larson[24]; 14. 18-Shannon Babb[17]; 15. 81E-Tanner English[23]; 16. 7X-Jesse Glenz[22]; 17. 45-Kyle Hammer[26]; 18. B9-Brandon Sheppard[4]; 19. 32P-Bobby Pierce[6]; 20. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 21. 99B-Boom Briggs[27]; 22. 77-Jordan Yaggy[11]; 23. 90-Lance Matthees[25]; 24. 58-Garrett Alberson[20]; 25. 111V-Max Blair[15]; 26. 2S-Stormy Scott[16]; 27. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[12] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Josh Richards [+18]

BRITTANY FORCE AND FLAV-R-PAC PLAN TO GROW POINTS LEAD AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Sitting at the top of the NHRA points standings, Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy team are looking to continue their early season success at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park with a third victory at just the seventh event on the Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule. Force and the Flav-R-Pac team capitalized on their consistency at the first four-wide event of the season, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with a dominant victory. It was her first win at the spring Vegas race and set her up to enter the SpringNationals sitting a measly four points out of the lead. With a close to flawless performance at Houston Raceway Park, Force took the points lead and despite a second-quad exit at zMAX Dragway for it’s Four-Wide Nationals, Force maintains the lead by 17 points. “Richmond is next on the list and after a couple of years away, our Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy team is excited to return,” Force said. “We head into the Virginia Motorsports Park in the points lead after back-to-back wins and are looking to leave in the same position. Our goals are to qualify in the top three, make three consistent qualifying runs and have a long race day so we can grow that points lead.” Force has made two starts at the Virginia Nationals, No. 2 in 2018 and a No. 3 in 2019, the last time the event was contested. Virginia Motorsports Park is one of only five tracks at which Force and her Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy dragster don’t own either the track ET or speed record. She currently is the ET record holder at 10 of the 17 tracks that host events in the series and the speed record holder at eight. Qualifying at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park begins Friday with a night session at 8:10 p.m. and continues Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations are slated for Sunday at noon. The Virginia NHRA Nationals will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning with a qualifying show Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET and a second qualifying show Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ET. Finals coverage will air Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB LOOKING FOR POINTS LEAD AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Three-time world champion Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS team have kept themselves top two in the points standings through six events on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule. A victory at this weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park will put Hight and the Auto Club team back on top. After winning the season opening Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif. and the Arizona Nationals at Phoenix, Hight went onto secure the No. 1 qualifying position at the Gatornationals in Gainesville and then went No. 2 in Houston before a second-round exit. The Auto Club Chevy kept up its consistency racing to a runner-up finish at zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, beaten by only teammate and boss John Force. The steady performance from Hight and his Auto Club team has kept them second in the points standings, now just 22 points away from leader Matt Hagan. “It’s been a decent start to the season for this Auto Club team. We’ve had some consistency which is what we lacked last year,” Hight said. “We just need to keep it going. There’s room for improvement, there’s always room for improvement and I think this team has high expectations. Jimmy Prock and Christ Cunningham are two of the best so it’s hard not to be confident with them on your side. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do in Richmond. Really glad to be heading back after a couple years. Hopefully we can pull out a win and get this Auto Club Chevy in the winners circle and back in the points lead.” Hight is the track record holder for speed at Virginia Motorsports Park at 326.32 mph (May 17, 2019). The Virginia Nationals is the only event in which Robert hasn’t either reached the final round or qualified No. 1 in his Auto Club Chevrolet SS. In five starts at Virginia Motorsports Park, Hight has advanced as far as the second round but holds the track speed record at 326.32 mph from May 17, 2019, the last time the Virginia NHRA Nationals were contested. Qualifying at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park begins Friday with a night session at 8:10 p.m. and continues Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations are slated for Sunday at noon. The Virginia NHRA Nationals will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning with a qualifying show Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET and a second qualifying show Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ET. Finals coverage will air Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

Burton Headed to Kansas Hoping To Build on Darlington Speed


May 11, 2022


With his confidence boosted by the speed he and the No. 21 DEX Imaging team found at Darlington, Harrison Burton is headed to Kansas Speedway with renewed determination to step up his and the team’s performance.
 
“I think there’s been some growing pains there, and I feel like now we’re getting rolling in the right direction,” Burton said on a call with reporters Wednesday morning. “So I’m excited to get back to the race track and hopefully be in that spot to try and contend for wins and just take it one step at a time and get some top 10s, get some top fives and build there.” 
 
He said last Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, which saw him have his best Cup run to date, leads him to believe he and the DEX Imaging team are on the verge of a significant improvement in performance. 
  
“It’s like the first time where I wasn’t uncomfortable in this race car, which is pretty wild when you think about it,” he said. “This [Next Gen] is a hard race car to drive, which is great for our sport, I think.  
 
“When you hit it right, it drives really well, so we had some notes to build off of now, things that I like…and hopefully that can carry over.  
 
“For me, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can finally get be aggressive in this car.’  I hadn’t felt that yet, and now I kind of feel like we’ll be able to replicate that and go get after it more.”
 
Burton said that having been to several different kinds of race tracks this season gives him and crew chief Brian Wilson some notes to use in preparing for upcoming events.
 
“Now we’re going to places that you can relate to other places and when we first started with the car it was Daytona, California, Vegas, Phoenix, all different tracks,” he said. “Every time we went there it was kind of a guess.”

“Now we have a notebook of every kind of race track that you could think of, and we can go try to build off of that and show up off the truck closer than what we have been in the past.”

And he said that he, Wilson and the rest of his team members, who are rookies at their positions in the Cup series are trying to start to benefit from the experiences they’ve had so far.
 
“I think the first few weeks were pretty eye-opening for us about what was so different about Cup from Xfinity,” he said. “Then you look at us now, and we feel like we’re in a rhythm of we know our jobs. We know what we’re responsible for. We know what the other person is kind of thinking before they say it now, and so that’s really good.
 
“As a team, I think we’ve really grown.”
 
He also said it’s been good to know for the team to know that their car owners, the Wood Brothers, have had their backs through the early season struggles.
 
“The biggest positive for me has just been getting to know the Wood family and learning about their history and trying to represent them well has been really cool,” he said. “Something that I’ll always remember is their support in us and belief in us as a group has never wavered, and the same with our relationship with the Penske organization as an alliance team.  
 
“That group has been really helpful for us and believes in us.”
 
Practice for the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway is is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. (4 p.m. Eastern Time) to be followed by qualifying at 3:35 (4:35 Eastern).
 
Sunday’s 267-lap, 400-mile race is scheduled to start just after 2 p.m. (3 p.m. Eastern Time) with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1.
 
Stage breaks are planned for Laps 80 and 165.

 

AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / RMT ON THE RIGHTTRACK HEADING TO VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Making just his second appearance in the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, Austin Prock is trying to regain the form that took him and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster team to the final round in the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.  With a new crew for 2022 anchored by crew chiefs Joe Barlam and Rahn Tobler, the 2019 NHRA Rookie-of-the-Year is in search of consistency after glimpses of the performance they’ve been working so hard for. As of late, the Montana Brand team have been edging up the points standings. Prock comes into the Virginia NHRA Nationals seventh in the Camping World Drag Racing Series points although he is just 41 points (roughly two rounds) out of the No. 5 position. “It was a good weekend off celebrating Mother’s Day, always nice to spend time with family and friends, but this Montana Brand team is excited to get back to business,” Prock said. “We’ve been getting this car back into winning form and can’t wait to see what our performance looks like this weekend. Hoping the weather holds off, and we can put on a showing for our awesome NHRA fans. We haven’t been back to Richmond since my rookie season, so it’ll be great to be back.” In 2019, Prock raced the Montana Brand / RMT dragster to a second-round exit at Virginia Motorsports Park. Prock will be looking for just his second career victory when he heads to Richmond. The third-generation racer is also in search of his first No. 1 qualifying position. Qualifying at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park begins Friday with a night session at 8:10 p.m. and continues Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations are slated for Sunday at noon. The Virginia NHRA Nationals will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning with a qualifying show Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET and a second qualifying show Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ET. Finals coverage will air Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / BLUEDEF CONTINUING TO BUILDCONSISTENCY HEADING TO VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Having raced his PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car into fourth in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series points standings after his second consecutive win at zMAX Dragway’s Four-Wide Nationals, John Force heads to the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park with regained confidence. Coming off a victory just two weeks ago in Charlotte that extended to 34 the number of seasons in which he has won at least one NHRA tour event, Force returns this week a year older (73) to Virginia Motorsports Park. It’s a track on which he has won a career best 78.8 percent of his two-car matches (26-7) on the way to Funny Car wins in 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000. He is the track record holder at 3.899-seconds, a mark he set on May 17, 2019, the last time the race was contested.  “I’m excited to be heading back to Richmond. Love the area, love the fans, love that track. I know it’s been a couple of years so it’s going to be exciting,” Force said. “We’ll be really trying to put on a show, maybe set some more records. I’m feeling good coming off a win. The credit really goes to Danny Hood and Tim Fabrisi who run the PEAK BlueDEF Chevy. I know drivers always get all the credit, but it really is those guys and the whole team that help get the job done, couldn’t do it without them.” Sixteenth in points after the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., Force will start qualifying his PEAK Chevy Camaro SS on Friday in fourth place behind Matt Hagan, teammate Robert Hight and reigning World Champion Ron Capps. In addition to 2019, John also was the No. 1 qualifier at Virginia in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Qualifying at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park begins Friday with a night session at 8:10 p.m. and continues Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations are slated for Sunday at noon. The Virginia NHRA Nationals will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning with a qualifying show Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET and a second qualifying show Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ET. Finals coverage will air Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. 

Heading to Richmond Michael Handras Finds Redemption and First Wally in Super Comp at Charlotte

BROOKLYN, NY (May 10, 2022) — After a runner up finish due to an -.002 redlight last October in Charlotte, Michael Handras returned to ZMax Dragway two weeks ago determined to redeem himself and did just that in his debut race with new primary sponsor VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants.

The reigning Division One Super Gas Champion, who calls Brooklyn home, is fielding three cars this season in partnership with Duane Shields Racing. With a new hauler, new sponsors, and full-time crew member Jason Oteri joining the team, Handras’ win is the first National Event win in a career that spans more than 15 years.

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Michael Handras Charlotte winner

“We had a great car this weekend,” said Handras. “The Eastburn’s put this dragster together for me last year and I knew if I did my part, we’d get to the winner’s circle sooner than later. Having Jason Oteri on board to dial it in at ZMax was key as we continued to advance through the weekend.”

Handras squared off with Jeremy Mason in round four, who had eliminated him in Super Gas earlier in the day. “Racing Jeremy I knew I had to bring my A-game. I always have to bring it, but with Jeremy I knew I had to be sharp. He is one of the best.”

Another close race in the semi-finals against Mitchell Harkey set up a final round square off with multi-Lucas Oil Drag Racing Championship winner John Labbous. Handras grabbed the lead in the final with a .008 to .016 reaction time advantage over Labbous. Labbous took .009 at the finish line, breaking out with an 8.892 and handing the win to Handras who ran 8.909.

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Michael Handras

“I’ve raced John a couple of times and it’s no secret he is one of the best in the sport. We were fortunate to have a consistent car and luck on our side this weekend to get us to the winner circle. I’ve been chasing this Wally in Super Comp since 2014 and wanted this particular win so badly after runner-upping last fall,” added Handras.

Handras grew up at Long Island Dragway where his family owned and operated the concession stands. “Mikey” quickly gave up his dreams of being a collegiate swimmer to get behind the wheel in Super Street in 2007. He continued in both Top Sportsman and Pro Mod until starting his own Super Comp Operation in 2014. 

“We made a couple of changes over the winter to make the car more consistent including switching back to VP Race Fuel Q15,” said Handras. “Winning our first race under the VP umbrella was a great way to launch our multi-year partnership.”

“There are so many people behind the scenes to thank when you finally make it to the winner’s circle and I don’t plan on missing one. Thanks to my family, Duane and Betsy Shields who have been a huge part of my race program. Billy Rieck, Liz Esteban and Jeff Stricker from VP Race Fuel and Lubricants, Shane Sweigart at Competitive Suspension, Lee and Barb at C2 Converter & Machine, Kyle and Kenny from NitroFish, everyone at JEGS, NGK, Hoopes Fire Prevention, and Muscle Milk. Thanks to Bill Frederick and Larry Strickland at Elite Chassis Fabrication, Scotty G Race Engines, Gary Stinett, Jake and Kelli Barbato, Joseph Charles Gallucci III and Joseph Gallucci Jr., Michele Costa and Rich Rose, Duke Bodnar, John Murphy Jr., Harry Pappas, Colin Richards, Paul Stalba, Genti Smaci, Logan Klein, Scott McCracken, Travis Shumake, Christopher Mullins, Bo Smith, Frank Anthony Volpe, my stepbrothers Cory Ream, Chase Ream and Mike Bodnar, Tinker, the Eastburns, McAuleys,  Letelliers, Tavares, Frickes, Iaconos, Richards, Kenny’s, Volpes and Davidowskis. I couldn’t have done this without any of you,” added Handras.

Coming off this win, Handras has added the upcoming Virginia Nationals to his calendar in hopes of keeping the momentum alive and will field entries in both Super Comp and Super Gas.

MILLION DOLLAR DREAM: Eldora Immortality on the Line for DIRTcar Late Models

The Best Drivers in the Country are set to battle for Four nights at “The House That Earl Built”

ROSSBURG, OH – May 10, 2022 – Nestled in a small Western, OH town, Eldora Speedway sets the stage for one of the biggest weeks in Dirt Late Model History. 

While the second week of June usually means drivers work to make their “Dream” a reality—2022 boasts a life-changing prize. 

The Eldora Million returns to “The House that Earl Built” June 8-9, a dollar amount only given out once in the track’s storied history. From Dresden, OH, Donnie Moran scored his Million Dollar triumph in 2001, passing Martinsville, IN driver Don O’Neal for the victory in 2001, etching his place in history as “The Million Dollar Man.”

More than 20 years later, the sons of both drivers (Devin Moran and Hudson O’Neal) are part of a new generation of stars set to battle on the famed 1/2-mile, with a $1,022,022 prize on the line on June 9.

The battle for the Million starts on Wednesday, June 8, under an Every Lap Matters Format. 

Drivers accumulate points during Qualifying, Heat Races, and twin $12,000-to-win Features. Those points determine the lineups for Eldora’s traditional six Heat Races on Thursday, June 9, battling to enter the 100-lap Eldora Million. 

While one driver will put his name in the record books as the second man to win a million dollars, the week doesn’t end there. 

Friday, June 10, marks the start of the 28th Dirt Late Model Dream, another 100-lap affair paying $128,000-to-win on Saturday, June 11. 

Drivers will follow the same traditional format for two nights, hoping to end their week on the iconic Eldora Stage. 

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Crown Jewel events at Eldora in 2021 boasted two winners, including one who reached the peak for this first time and backed it up twice. 

Brandon Overton swept the two Dirt Late Model Dream’s in 2021, along with two preliminary Feature wins throughout the week. He also won the 51st World 100 last September, showing he has the chance to be a dominant force at the Ohio facility. 

Last season, Jonathan Davenport was the other Eldora winner, capturing the 50th World 100—his fifth Crown Jewel win at the track. 

Both drivers are off to fast starts in 2022. Overton scored his seventh win of the season last weekend at East Alabama Speedway, while Davenport won his fourth event of the year at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. 

Those two drivers will have to contend with a pair of Illinois standouts currently leading their respective National Tours. 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader Brandon Sheppard, like Overton, has seven wins so far in 2022. The New Berlin, IL driver, is searching for his second Crown Jewel win at Eldora after capturing the Dirt Late Model Dream in 2019. 

His Illinois companion Dennis Erb Jr. also has a Dirt Late Model Dream Victory—his triumph coming in 2016. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series points leader has three wins in 2022, including one on a half-mile at Volusia Speedway Park. 

Another driver to watch is the son of “The Million Dollar Man,” Devin Moran. The Dresden, OH driver has three wins in 2022 and a “Big Gator” trophy from DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia. But one thing has eluded the “Mailman” in his career, a win at Eldora. 

Moran hopes to break the so-called “Moran curse” at the track, as neither Donnie nor Devin has won since the elder Moran’s million-dollar triumph. 

Those drivers lead a contingent of several contenders like McDowell, Madden, Bloomquist, Marlar, McCreadie, Pierce, and more, hoping to etch their names in history during the richest week Dirt Late Model racing has to offer. 

MILLION DOLLAR DREAM: Eldora Immortality on the Line for DIRTcar Late Models

The Best Drivers in the Country are set to battle for Four nights at “The House That Earl Built”

ROSSBURG, OH – May 10, 2022 – Nestled in a small Western, OH town, Eldora Speedway sets the stage for one of the biggest weeks in Dirt Late Model History. 

While the second week of June usually means drivers work to make their “Dream” a reality—2022 boasts a life-changing prize. 

The Eldora Million returns to “The House that Earl Built” June 8-9, a dollar amount only given out once in the track’s storied history. From Dresden, OH, Donnie Moran scored his Million Dollar triumph in 2001, passing Martinsville, IN driver Don O’Neal for the victory in 2001, etching his place in history as “The Million Dollar Man.”

More than 20 years later, the sons of both drivers (Devin Moran and Hudson O’Neal) are part of a new generation of stars set to battle on the famed 1/2-mile, with a $1,022,022 prize on the line on June 9.

The battle for the Million starts on Wednesday, June 8, under an Every Lap Matters Format. 

Drivers accumulate points during Qualifying, Heat Races, and twin $12,000-to-win Features. Those points determine the lineups for Eldora’s traditional six Heat Races on Thursday, June 9, battling to enter the 100-lap Eldora Million. 

While one driver will put his name in the record books as the second man to win a million dollars, the week doesn’t end there. 

Friday, June 10, marks the start of the 28th Dirt Late Model Dream, another 100-lap affair paying $128,000-to-win on Saturday, June 11. 

Drivers will follow the same traditional format for two nights, hoping to end their week on the iconic Eldora Stage. 

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Crown Jewel events at Eldora in 2021 boasted two winners, including one who reached the peak for this first time and backed it up twice. 

Brandon Overton swept the two Dirt Late Model Dream’s in 2021, along with two preliminary Feature wins throughout the week. He also won the 51st World 100 last September, showing he has the chance to be a dominant force at the Ohio facility. 

Last season, Jonathan Davenport was the other Eldora winner, capturing the 50th World 100—his fifth Crown Jewel win at the track. 

Both drivers are off to fast starts in 2022. Overton scored his seventh win of the season last weekend at East Alabama Speedway, while Davenport won his fourth event of the year at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. 

Those two drivers will have to contend with a pair of Illinois standouts currently leading their respective National Tours. 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader Brandon Sheppard, like Overton, has seven wins so far in 2022. The New Berlin, IL driver, is searching for his second Crown Jewel win at Eldora after capturing the Dirt Late Model Dream in 2019. 

His Illinois companion Dennis Erb Jr. also has a Dirt Late Model Dream Victory—his triumph coming in 2016. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series points leader has three wins in 2022, including one on a half-mile at Volusia Speedway Park. 

Another driver to watch is the son of “The Million Dollar Man,” Devin Moran. The Dresden, OH driver has three wins in 2022 and a “Big Gator” trophy from DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia. But one thing has eluded the “Mailman” in his career, a win at Eldora. 

Moran hopes to break the so-called “Moran curse” at the track, as neither Donnie nor Devin has won since the elder Moran’s million-dollar triumph. 

Those drivers lead a contingent of several contenders like McDowell, Madden, Bloomquist, Marlar, McCreadie, Pierce, and more, hoping to etch their names in history during the richest week Dirt Late Model racing has to offer. 

THE MAIN EVENT – THREE STORIES ILLUMINATE SANTA POD’S FEAST OF MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACING



The Main EventSanta Pod RacewayThu.26 – Sun.29 May 2022
Three stories illuminate the feast of motorcycle drag racing promised for The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, 26th-29th May: 

  • It may be the last time that Eric Teboul’s astounding, 280mph rocket bike traverses the Santa Pod quarter-mile
  • Hans-Henrik Thomsen aims to make his world’s quickest electric bike the world’s fastest too
  • Europe’s quickest, fastest wheel-driven motorcycles will meet up again for the first time since 2019.

It’s not the first time that Eric Teboul has threatened to retire his hydrogen-peroxide rocket-powered bike but this might just be the last time he makes the long haul from southern France to amaze the crowds at Santa Pod. At 5.19 seconds and 281mph over the quarter-mile, it is the quickest-accelerating two-wheeler ever seen. 
Battery power has a more obvious practical future than rocket propulsion and the first time Denmark’s Hans-Henrik Thomsen brought his electric bike to Santa Pod, in 2020, he set a new world record for elapsed time at 6.869sec. Last year he lowered it to 6.740sec in Sweden. Now he eyes the 201.37mph terminal speed record set 10 years ago by American Larry McBride, and matched coincidentally on four wheels earlier this year by another American, Steve Huff. In drag racing’s sound world, an electrical whirr and the squeal of rubber on concrete count as pure silence, but stand by for plentiful noise if Thomsen scores his goal. This won’t just be the quickest, fastest quarter-mile electric bike on the planet, but the quickest, fastest electric vehicle full stop. 
On the competitive racing front – and at the louder end of the sound spectrum – there’s a first confrontation since 2019 promised for the quickest and fastest nitro-burning Top Fuel Bikes in Europe. Sweden’s speed record-holder Rickard Gustafsson (250.55mph) takes on Britain’s multi-championship-winning Puma bike (5.662 seconds) newly piloted by Neil Midgley. Veteran racer Midgley dipped straight into the 5-second zone on his first outing on the bike last month. Gustafsson makes his first Santa Pod appearance since Covid took hold. The pair won’t have the limelight all to themselves. Seven other TF Bike entrants will jostle to steal the show. 
For those who prefer bass notes to their bike racing, five thumping nitro SuperTwin Bikes visit from Europe, again for the first time since 2019. Meanwhile, there’s a new intensity to the gunfire crackle of SuperStreet Bikes’ spooling turbos. Road-going motorcycles to all appearances, even lacking the customary wheelie bars, these phenomenal machines can clock 6-second passes at over 200mph. Last season Steve Venables found fellow Britons Jake Mechaell and Alan Morrison Jr. emerging to challenge his longtime pack leadership. Now Hungary’s Dániel Lencés has raised his game with a new bike from America and promptly set new ACU record figures of 6.776sec/218.97mph. With Lencés absent at the last race, Mechaell beat Venables in the final, 6.872sec to 6.873. SuperStreet Bike alone is worth the price of admission. 
Alongside these highlights, The Main Event provides a complete, four-day programme of championship drag racing, on four wheels as well as on two, across the full array of classes ranging from the kids racing Junior Dragsters and Junior Bikes to the grown-up, 10,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters. 
The Main Event takes place from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2022 at Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough NN29 7XA. Detailed event information is available at https://santapod.co.uk/main-event.php . Pre-book tickets online at https://santapodtickets.com/p/mainevent or by telephoning the Box Office at 01234 782828. There is no admission on the gate. Adult prices begin at £20 and children aged 5-15 cost £5 per day. 

Franklin Road Runs Northeast for Memorial Day Classic

Franklin, TENNESSEE – May 10, 2022 – After the trials and tribulations of the Spring doubleheader in California, the Franklin Road Apparel Showtime Motorsports team now head back to the East coast for Round 6 of the 2022 Trans Am presented by Pirelli Championship season. The team is keen to get back in the action in what will hopefully be calmer waters. Lime Rock Park in Connecticut is the popular venue for a tremendous weekend of muscle car action that runs from May 27 to 30 and is billed as the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic.
The Showtime outfit led by Ken Thwaits and his Chevrolet Camaro line-up achieved the notable accomplishment out West of having both TA2 cars finish in the top ten. Cameron Lawrence emerged from the Golden State in P5 out of 45 competitors in the overall Driver’s Championship with 90 points, just one point behind fourth placed Thomas Merrill, five points behind Tyler Kicera who is in P3 and seven points behind Mike Skeen, who lies in second.
Meanwhile team principal and driver Ken Thwaits is having his own battle with Amy Ruman for third place in the TA Class Driver’s Championship. Chief rival and two-time former Champion Amy Ruman is in P3 overall, just two points ahead of Ken.
As we near the halfway point of the season we spoke to Ken about the racing so far and his hopes for the rest of the year, “It’s been a real roller coaster ride! We got our first ever win in TA with Paul Menard at Charlotte so that was great, really special. Cameron is doing great in TA2. He was unlucky a couple of times out west but then weren’t we all! I’m sure he’ll be right back on form at Lime Rock. He won there in TA2 in 2014 driving a Dodge so he has great memories of the place.”
About his own season behind the wheel Ken added, “I’ve really enjoyed the competition this year, racing with legendary guys like Greg Pickett, and former Champions like Tomy [Drissi] and Amy. Things haven’t always gone my way but looking at the results I’ve got three podiums from five races and if you’d offered me that at the start of the season, I’d have taken it.”
About the upcoming weekend at Lime Rock Park Ken added, “It’s just me and Cameron racing at Lime Rock and hopefully we’ll get a clear run. We want good, clean, exciting racing.”
The 1.53-mile Lime Rock track was first thought of in 1956, the brainchild of Jim Vaill, who, along with John Fitch and Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, built the track utilizing state-of-the-art road and highway safety principles of the time. For years the track was listed as being 1.53 miles in length—the story goes that right after it was built, somebody used the odometer in a Chevrolet to measure the track length—and 1.53 was taken as gospel. Following the 2008 reconstruction, Lime Rock’s operations staff measured all four possible configurations, and as it turns out, each was 1.5 miles long, plus or minus a few hundred feet. The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship gives the distance of the track as 1.474 miles.
Ken first gets on the circuit at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, in the morning with practice at 4:15 p.m to follow in the afternoon. The race itself is at 11:55 a.m. on Monday, May 30, since no racing is permitted on Sundays. Cameron will qualify between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 27, with the TA2 Race at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
The racing will be screened on the CBS Sports Network the following week. Check local press for details.
Tickets are available through this link: https://limerock.com/events/memorial-day-classic/
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Visit the team’s website for Showtime Motorsports showtimemotorsports.net. Learn more about the Showtime Motorsports team partner, Road Apparel, at franklinroad.com and keep up to date with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli at gotransam.com. #GoTransAm
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About Showtime Motorsports:The Showtime Motorsports brand includes Ken Thwaits’ racing team and racecars, and an outstanding classic Camaro collection. Showtime Motorsports brings together a dynamic staff who employ diverse talents and share a passion for cars, racing and caring for clients like they are our own family members.

Dominic Scelzi Focusing on Continued Success at Peter Murphy Classic This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (May 9, 2022) – The Peter Murphy Classic has always been a special event for Dominic Scelzi.

“Peter is a great guy who has meant a lot to me and my racing career,” he said. “We always look forward to racing the Peter Murphy Classic and last year we were able to accomplish something I couldn’t even dream about.”

Scelzi swept the event, winning both the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature each night during the doubleheader. He’ll aim for similar success this Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

“Last year was very special and everything would have to align perfectly to be able to win multiple features let alone sweep all four races this weekend,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of success in Tulare and Hanford so we’ll go race by race and hopefully be competitive each time we hit the track.”

Scelzi is coming off his 50th career feature triumph and heads to a pair of tracks where he’s no stranger to Victory Lane. He earned a half-dozen victories at each oval last year.

Additionally, Scelzi enters this weekend leading the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings after producing podiums during each of the first two races this season.

SEASON STATS –

15 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Cose Joins 1st Impressions Race Team for Remainder of Progressive AFT Season

Sent on behalf of 1st Impressions Race Team JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 9, 2022) – 1st Impressions Race Team announced today it has signed Chad Cose to compete aboard a Honda CRF450R in the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER class for the remainder of the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season. A seat on the four-rider effort opened up following the injury of Michael Lainhart at Texas Motor Speedway. Lainhart suffered a tibial plateau fracture and torn meniscus after colliding with a bike that went down directly in his path and now faces several months of recovery. Despite the disappointing setback, 1st Impressions Race Team was fortunate to land the services of a rider as accomplished and motivated as Cose. The Californian boasts more than a decade of professional experience, during which he has continually improved his racecraft and speed. Over the past five years in particular, Cose has established himself as a genuine front-running force across all three Progressive AFT classes. He took his career to new heights in 2018, earning a first-career premier-class podium finish among his 12 top-ten finishes to secure sixth place in the Grand National Championship. He then took the undercard by storm, winning races in Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines and Parts Unlimited AFT Singles in 2019 while finishing the season ranked inside the top five in both categories. He continued his winning ways in 2020 and 2021, highlighted by championship runner-up honors at the conclusion of his ‘21 Mission Production Twins campaign. In his new position with 1st Impressions Race Team, Cose will focus all his efforts on Parts Unlimited AFT Singles with the goal of securing the team a maiden victory in its third year of competition. Team Owner Eric Hoyt said, “Leading up to this season, (Team Manager) Sandriana (Shipman) and I were set on fielding a four-rider team. Due to the unfortunate injury of Mikey Lainhart at the Texas round, we were left a rider short in our team roster. After discussions with Chad it was agreed that he would be a great full-time addition to the team for the remainder of the season. We are excited to welcome him to the 1st Impressions Race Team.” Five-time Progressive AFT race winner Cose said, “I’m really excited and grateful for the opportunity to race for the 1st Impressions Race Team. I have a great relationship with Eric, and I’m anxious to see what we can do together. I feel they have taken a step forward each year as a team, and I’m confident they will provide me with bikes capable of contending for race wins. “I’m also looking forward to the challenge of racing the singles class. The class is ultra-competitive and full of young talent hungry to win. The whole team has already been super accommodating. It’s pedal to the floor to have us in a really good spot for the Kentucky mile doubleheader.” Cose will make his 1st Impression Race Team debut at the Mission Red Mile Doubleheader presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington on May 28-29 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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

First of 10 World of Outlaws Races in Pennsylvania This Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eldora Speedway’s #LetsRaceTwo Weekend Canceled Due to RainUp

Next for World of Outlaws is Lincoln (May 11) and Williams Grove (May 13-14)ROSSBURG, OH – May 4, 2022 – Unfortunately, this weekend’s #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader at Eldora Speedway has been called off. An onslaught of rain throughout the week and heavily saturated grounds, parlayed with a new dirt surface, have forced officials to cancel both nights of racing for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and USAC National Sprint Car Series.“Based on all the information we have gathered today, including current extreme saturation on the track and negative forecasts from our all of weather consultant resources, we made this difficult decision to cancel,” said Jerry Gappens, general manager of Eldora Speedway, which has received approximately 2 inches of rain since Sunday and is expecting another 2 inches by the weekend. “Hopefully, this early notice will help fans, teams, officials, and vendors reduce unnecessary travel costs.”Neither of the two nights will be made up this season. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be back at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile for four consecutive nights of racing in July. That historic week is highlighted by Jokers Wild (Wed, July 13), the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One (Thur, July 14), The Knight Before (Fri, July 15), and the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal XXXIX (Sat, July 16).TICKET INFO – The full value of all #LetsRaceTwo reserved tickets, general admission tickets, and campsites will be converted to account credits within each respective patron account. This is an automated process that will be completed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Account credits never expire and can be used on any future ticket or campsite purchase. After the account credit process is complete, an email update will be dispatched to each patron. In that same email, there will be a refund request form link. Any #LetsRaceTwo credit may be converted to a refund by completing the form. Refund requests must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2022. #LetsRaceTwo suite holders will be contacted on an individual basis over the course of the next few days.The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars now turn their attention to the Pennsylvania Posse. Next week the Series has scheduled stops at the DuraMAX/Drydene Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Wednesday, May 11, and the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday-Saturday, May 13-14.Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or you can watch every lap 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 and Slick Woody’s (Quick Time Award); 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.

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

Brings World of Outlaws and USAC Sprint Cars to Same StageROSSBURG, OH – May 4, 2022 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars visit Eldora Speedway this weekend for the first of seven races in 2022 at the Rossburg, OH 1/2-mile, as the Tony Stewart owned facility extends its record as the most-visited track in Series history.For fans who make the trip to The House That Earl Built, you’ll not only see The Greatest Show on Dirt but the USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars as well in the popular #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader on Friday & Saturday, May 6-7. For those unable to attend, you can watch every lap of World of Outlaws action on DIRTVision.com.BUY TICKETS HERE (Fri-Sat)Here’s what to watch for this weekend:CLOSING THE GAP: Last weekend’s Bristol Bash offered plenty of change atop the early-season standings. Three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet has been nearly invincible aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, recording 15 consecutive top-10 finishes before finally faltering with a 13th-place finish at the Tennessee 1/2-mile.Sweet’s struggles allowed his closest challengers in Carson Macedo (-20 PTS) and David Gravel (-30 PTS) to close the gap in the battle for the $200,000-to-win championship. Both Macedo (Jason Johnson Racing #41) and Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2) own several wins compared to Sweet’s one in 2022, but consistency has ultimately decided things to this point.All three drivers are multi-time winners at Eldora Speedway with Macedo’s success being most recent thanks to a pair of victories last July. Gravel is a three-time winner at the track with a $52,000 Governors Reign in 2020, but his last World of Outlaws win was back in 2016. Sweet has topped races in USAC Midgets, USAC Sprint Cars, and World of Outlaws at the 1/2-mile with his last score coming at the 2019 Kings Royal.HAUD’S HOME: Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH returns home for the first of 12 appearances in The Buckeye State this year. The 28-year-old son of “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild has claimed two of his 24 career World of Outlaws wins in his home state with his first-ever Eldora Speedway victory coming last year when he rode the wall to beat Donny Schatz in the closing laps.The pilot of the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 currently sits fourth in the standings (-68 PTS), but remains winless since topping two of the first four races in 2022. He was a top-five finisher in both Kings Royal finales last July and led during both #LetsRaceTwo Features last May, continuing to solidify his status as a consistent contender at the 1/2-mile.TURNING THE TIDE: The five races within the last month have offered a complete change of scenery for Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing. The DuraMAX, Drydene #1S started 2022 on a sour note with only two top-five runs in the opening 12 races for an average finish of 10.6. The team unloaded at Lake Ozark Speedway in early April, and things haven’t been the same since.The Hanover, PA native rides a streak of five consecutive top-five finishes with a 4th at Lake Ozark, a 2nd at I-55 (near-win), a career-best 5th at Tri-State, 1st win of the season, and then a 3rd at Bristol. He’s back in the top-five of the championship standings (-102 PTS) and heads to Eldora this weekend, where he’s won on three occasions including the most recent race last September.ROOKIE STRIPES: It wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when” would Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports break into victory lane this season, and it finally happened on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 23-year-old Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender split the difference between Kyle Larson and the wall at a daunting 130+ MPH pace to score an exhilarating $25,000 payday at the biggest track on tour.Bayston with Barry Jackson on the wrenches continues to prove the Signing Day Sports #5 is one of the fastest cars on tour with a Series-best eight consecutive top-10 finishes driving them up to sixth in the standings. The Lebanon, IN native returns to Eldora this weekend, a track he’s won at before in USAC Midget competition and where he ran seventh last year at Kings Royal in the Sam McGhee #11.LET’S WIN AGAIN: Another three former #LetsRaceTwo winners are expected to chase another May victory at Eldora Speedway this weekend. Leading the charge in that group is 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who has earned 17 of his 303 World of Outlaws wins at the track owned by his boss, Tony Stewart. The Fargo, ND native has particularly dominated #LetsRaceTwo with eight total May victories and multiple weekend sweeps.Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA is one of the defending #LetsRaceTwo winners, returning to his #19 last May and scoring the first of three World of Outlaws wins in 2021. He’s already won once this year at Devil’s Bowl last year and looks for his fourth Eldora triumph this weekend.For Kerry Madsen, the Australian has claimed six of his 28 career World of Outlaws wins at Eldora, including a #LetsRaceTwo weekend sweep in 2016. He’s piloting the Roth Motorsports #83JR on a partial schedule this year as a teammate to full-time competitor James McFadden.A KING’S RETURN: With an off-weekend for the All Star Circuit of Champions, King Tyler XXXVIII will return to competition with the World of Outlaws at arguably his best track. Last year alone, Tyler Courtney won at Eldora in every car he competed with including Silver Crown, Non-Wing Sprint Car, Midget, and Winged Sprint Car, highlighted by his $175,000 triumph at the 38th Kings Royal.Sunshine has made seven appearances with the Series in 2022 with three top-10 finishes and a best of fourth in Kevin Kozlowski’s #57 in California. He’s already won three All Star events this year and leads that championship in pursuit of back-to-back titles aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC.FIRST OF MANY: #LetsRaceTwo is the first of three separate trips and the first of seven total races at Eldora for the World of Outlaws in 2022. With 225 Features in the past and plenty more to come, teams will look to use previous notes and experience to master the famed oval.Beyond May’s #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader, the Series will return to Eldora in July for four of the biggest nights in racing with the Jokers Wild (Wed, July 13), the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One (Thur, July 14), The Knight Before (Fri, July 15), and the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal XXXIX (Sat, July 16). The seventh and final trip comes on Fri, September 23 with the BeFour the Crowns Showdown during 4-Crown Nationals weekend.Entering this weekend, Eldora has seen 49 different World of Outlaws winners with Steve Kinser (41 wins), Sammy Swindell (30 wins), Donny Schatz (17 wins), Doug Wolfgang (15 wins), Joey Saldana (13 wins), Dave Blaney (10 wins), and Jac Haudenschild (9 wins) leading the way.THIS WEEK AT A GLANCEFriday-Saturday, May 6-7 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OHOn 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/monthCURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (17/80 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (2,370 PTS); 2. 41-Carson Macedo (-20 PTS); 3. 2-David Gravel (-30 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-68 PTS); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-102 PTS); 6. 5-Spencer Bayston (-140 PTS); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (-142 PTS); 8. 83-James McFadden (-152 PTS); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (-224 PTS); 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (-292 PTS).NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):
4 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
2 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
2 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17
2 wins – Giovanni Scelzi, KCP Racing #18
1 win – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing #49
1 win – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
1 win – Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports #5
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Jacob Allen, Shark Racing #1A
1 win – Brent Marks, Murray-Marks Motorsports #19
1 win – Kyle Larson, Kevin Kozlowski #57FEATURE LAPS LED (19 Drivers):
82 laps – Carson Macedo
81 laps – Brad Sweet
71 laps – David Gravel
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
49 laps – Spencer Bayston
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
24 laps – Logan Schuchart
23 laps – Spencer Bayston
21 laps – Brady Bacon
17 laps – Kyle Larson
13 laps – Cory Eliason
10 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
9 laps – Dominic Scelzi, Brady Bacon
8 laps – James McFadden
3 laps – Brian Brown
1 lap – Corey Day, Aaron ReutzelSLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (12 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu
1 QuickTime – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Giovanni Scelzi*
* Denotes New Track RecordHEAT RACE WINNERS (20 Drivers):
7 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, James McFadden
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Corey DayDIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
11 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
10 Dashes – Spencer Bayston
9 Dashes – Carson Macedo
6 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, James McFadden
5 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen
2 Dashes – Brock Zearfoss, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Dash – Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colby Copeland, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Brady BaconMICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (9 Drivers):
3 LCS Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 LCS Wins – Logan Schuchart, Ayrton Gennetten
1 LCS Win – James McFadden, Spencer Bayston, Anthony Macri, Mitchell Faccinto, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Kerry MadsenKSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (8 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, James McFadden,
1 Hard Chargers – David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Tanner ThorsonPODIUM FINISHES (18 Drivers):
8 Podiums – Brad Sweet
6 Podiums – David Gravel
5 Podiums – Carson Macedo
4 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson
3 Podiums – Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi
2 Podiums – Spencer Bayston, James McFadden, Aaron Reutzel, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Jacob Allen, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian BrownTOP 10 FINISHES (30 Drivers):
15 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
14 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, David Gravel
13 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild
12 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart
11 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Donny Schatz
10 Top 10s – Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – James McFadden
8 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
7 Top 10s – Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason
5 Top 10s – Kyle Larson
4 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brent Marks, Kerry Madsen
2 Top 10s – Anthony Macri, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Sam Hefertepe Jr.
1 Top 10 – Kraig Kinser, Justin Peck, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Tanner Thorson2022 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)

Burton’s Darlington Throwback Scheme Is All in the Family


May 4, 2022


This weekend at Darlington Raceway, Harrison Burton will get a chance to honor both of his parents.

On his dad’s side, the No. 21 DEX Imaging team is running a paint scheme based on one of Burton’s dad, Jeff Burton used during his time behind the wheel of Jack Roush’s No. 99 Ford. That Exide scheme was last used at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 1, 2000, just eight days before young Burton, now 21, was born.

The paint scheme is a part of Darlington Raceway’s annual throwback-themed weekend, and most of the cars in Sunday’s Goodyear 400 will sport some scheme reminiscent of a car from days gone by.

And since race day at Darlington coincides with Mother’s Day, Burton also will be trying to honor his mom, Kim Burton, who like DEX Imaging has been right there with him through every step of his racing career.

Burton said all that has him looking forward to taking the wheel of the No. 21 Mustang this weekend.

“I’m really excited to get to Darlington,” he said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks, and it will be cool running my dad’s scheme that means a lot to my whole family, especially my mom, who will be there to watch like always on Mother’s Day.”

While Burton has never raced a Cup car on the Track Too Tough To Tame, he does have four Xfinity Series starts there. He has never finished worse than 11th and had a best finish of second there last fall.

Practice for the Goodyear 400 is set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, followed by qualifying at 11:05.

Sunday’s 293-lap race is set to start just after 3:30 p.m., with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1.

Stage breaks are set for Laps 90 and 185.

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