WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Set for Atomic Doubleheader, Monday at Lawrenceburg over Memorial Day Weekend

Two more nights in Ohio and final trip to Indiana are next for The Greatest Show on DirtCHILLICOTHE, OH (May 23, 2023) – High banks and high speeds await the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars this Memorial Day weekend.First up is two nights at Chillicothe, OH’s Atomic Speedway (May 26-27) – marking the ninth and 10th visits for The Greatest Show on Dirt at the 3/8 mile. Then, on Monday, May 29, the Series heads to southeast Indiana where Lawrenceburg Speedway hosts the Federated Auto Parts Memorial Day Spectacular. The night will be Lawrenceburg’s 19th time welcoming the World of Outlaws.Add it all together, and the result is three races in four nights at two of the most exciting tracks that the Series invades all year.BUY ATOMIC TICKETSBUY LAWRENCEBURG TICKETSLet’s look at this weekend’s top storylines:TIGHT TOP-THREE: Through a quarter of the 2023 campaign, three names have separated themselves atop the standings, but they’ve been unable to separate from each other. Brad Sweet leads the way in pursuit of his fifth consecutive title with David Gravel (-20 points) and Carson Macedo (-30 points) close behind.Sweet’s one World of Outlaws appearance at Atomic resulted in a fourth-place effort last season. “The Big Cat’s” last seven starts at Lawrenceburg have seen him finish no worse than eighth, including a victory in 2018.Gravel also has only one World of Outlaws start at Atomic – finishing seventh last season. But the driver of the Big Game Motorsports #2 has made five All-Star Circuit of Champions starts there, earning three top fives, including a runner-up in 2011. In 10 Lawrenceburg attempts, Gravel owns top fives in half of them.Macedo’s made several laps at Atomic with the All-Stars, finishing as high as third in 2018. The Lemoore, CA native hasn’t had quite the performance he’d like at Lawrenceburg with only one top-10 finish in four starts, but he’ll look to change the trend on Monday.HOT SCHATZ: In only a few short weeks, Donny Schatz has gone from struggling to crack the top 10 to the hottest driver on tour.After seven consecutive finishes of 11th of lower, Schatz has rebounded in a massive way with five podiums in the last six races. Two of them are wins at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway this past weekend for his first two wins of the season.Schatz’ performance at the two tracks ahead this weekend suggests the stretch could continue. At Atomic, the pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 has topped four of the eight races in Series history. In seven starts at the Chillicothe oval, the Fargo, ND native’s average finish is 2.57.At Lawrenceburg, Schatz is a three-time winner and owns podiums in nine of his 15 starts.HUNGRY HAUDENSCHILD: This past weekend proved to be a productive outing in home territory for Sheldon Haudenschild.The Wooster, OH native finished fourth at Attica, then posted his fourth podium of the season at Sharon. With momentum on his side, Haudenschild hopes to find himself in Victory Lane at least once during the upcoming trio of races.As luck would have it, Haudenschild won the most recent Series visit at both Atomic and Lawrenceburg aboard the Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing #17. Haudenschild is also a former All-Star winner at Atomic (2016).SHARK STRIKE?: The Shark Racing teammates – Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen – have been so close to scoring a victory for Bobby Allen’s team at the tracks ahead this weekend.Schuchart made his first World of Outlaws start at Atomic last year. That night he came home in the runner-up spot. In Schuchart’s first five starts at Lawrenceburg, he didn’t finish within the top 10. But in his last two starts, Schuchart has posted results of second and third.Last year at Atomic, Allen followed Schuchart to the checkered flag to complete the podium in his first Atomic attempt. Allen hasn’t been quite as strong as his teammate at Lawrenceburg, but he did post his first top 10 at the facility during the most recent visit.HOOSIER HOPEFULS: The trip to Lawrenceburg is the last World of Outlaws race in Indiana for the season, so that means it’s the last opportunity for the tour’s two Hoosiers – Spencer Bayston and Bill Rose – to have strong outings in their home state.Bayston has stood in Lawrenceburg victory lane in the past – topping a 2018 United States Auto Club (USAC) race. Last year, with his current team – CJB Motorsports – the Lebanon, IN native finished fifth in the World of Outlaws trip to “The Burg.”Rose, out of Plainfield, IN, has made countless laps at Lawrenceburg in his Sprint Car career both with and without a wing. The 58-year-old finished second in a 1997 USAC race, and fast forward to 2009 when he earned another runner-up – this time with the All-Stars.ATOMIC ACES: With a strong local Sprint Car scene, a few Buckeyes stand out as drivers who could contend for a World of Outlaws upset.Cole Duncan undoubtedly leads the charge of local favorites. The Lockbourne, OH native has collected dozens of Atomic wins over the years including five in 2022. Last year, Duncan earned a World of Outlaws top-five finish when the Series visited Chillicothe.Last Friday, Cap Henry put together a strong run at Attica (sixth) to make Ohio proud and could do the same at Atomic. Henry has already earned a pair of top fives in Chillicothe this year including a second in April.More locals to watch include Travis Philo (Bowling Green, OH), Kory Crabtree (London, OH), Nate Reeser (Circleville, OH), and more.If you can’t make it to the track, catch all the action on DIRTVision.THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCEWHEN AND WHEREFriday and Saturday, May 26-27 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OHMonday, May 29 at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, INON THE INTERNETWorld of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/monthCURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (21/80 Races):1. 49 – Brad Sweet (2934PTS) 2. 2 – David Gravel (-20PTS) 3. 41 – Carson Macedo (-30PTS) 4. 1S – Logan Schuchart (-126PTS) 5. 15 – Donny Schatz (-156PTS) 6. 17 – Sheldon Haudenschild (-168PTS) 7. 5 – Spencer Bayston (-240PTS) 8. 18 – Gio Scelzi (-258PTS) 9. 3Z – Brock Zearfoss (-414PTS) 10. 1A – Jacob Allen (-450PTS)NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (11 Drivers):4 wins – David Gravel (Big Game Motorsports #2), Brad Sweet (Kasey Kahne Racing #49)3 wins – Rico Abreu (Rico Abreu Racing #24)2 wins – James McFadden (Roth Motorsports #83), Donny Schatz (Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15)1 win – Carson Macedo (Jason Johnson Racing #41), Buddy Kofoid (CMS Racing #11), Sheldon Haudenschild (Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing #17), Brady Bacon (TKH Motorsports #21), Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing #1S), Anthony Macri (Macri Motorsports #39)FEATURE LAPS LED (14 Drivers):106 laps – Rico Abreu104 laps – Brad Sweet92 laps – David Gravel65 laps – Carson Macedo60 laps – James McFadden46 laps – Buddy Kofoid44 laps – Logan Schuchart43 laps – Brent Marks37 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild36 laps – Donny Schatz11 laps – Anthony Macri10 laps – Cory Eliason9 laps – Gio Scelzi3 laps – Brady BaconSIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS QUICKTIME AWARDS (9 Drivers):5 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo, David Gravel3 QuickTimes – Logan Schuchart2 QuickTimes – Anthony Macri, Rico Abreu1 QuickTime – Brian Brown, Donny Schatz, Buddy Kofoid, Gio ScelziHEAT RACE WINNERS (21 Drivers):12 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo11 Heat Wins – David Gravel6 Heat Wins – Buddy Kofoid5 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz4 Heat Wins – Brent Marks3 Heat Wins – Gio Scelzi, Anthony Macri, Rico Abreu2 Heat Wins – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Parker Price-Miller, Justin Peck, Brock Zearfoss1 Heat Win – James McFadden, Brian Brown, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Cory EliasonTOYOTA DASH APPEARANCES (32 Drivers):16 Dashes – Carson Macedo, David Gravel15 Dashes – Brad Sweet12 Dashes – Logan Schuchart9 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu7 Dashes – Gio Scelzi6 Dashes – Buddy Kofoid, Jacob Allen, Brent Marks5 Dashes – Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss4 Dashes – Anthony Macri, James McFadden3 Dashes – Justin Peck, Danny Dietrich2 Dashes – Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Parker Price-Miller, Robbie Price, Tyler Courtney1 Dash – Kasey Kahne, Freddie Rahmer, Devon Borden, Garet Williamson, Aaron Reutzel, Brady Bacon, Chad Trout, Dylan Norris, Cap Henry, Stuart BrubakerMICROLITE LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (17 Drivers):2 LCS Wins – Robbie Price, Sheldon Haudenschild1 LCS Win – Brock Zearfoss, Parker Price-Miller, Gio Scelzi, Noah Gass, Hunter Schuerenberg, James McFadden, Wayne Johnson, Ryan Timms, Ayrton Gennetten, Spencer Bayston, Logan Schuchart, Kraig Kinser, Freddie Rahmer, Henry Malcuit, Cole MacedoKSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (18 Drivers):2 Hard Chargers – Brock Zearfoss, James McFadden, Tyler Courtney1 Hard Charger – Donny Schatz, Gio Scelzi, Robbie Price, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Justin Peck, Blake Hahn, Buddy Kofoid, Joe B. Miller, Kyle Larson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer, Brad Sweet, Sheldon HaudenschildPODIUM FINISHES (19 Drivers):10 Podiums – David Gravel9 Podiums – Brad Sweet6 Podiums – Carson Macedo5 Podiums – Rico Abreu, Donny Schatz4 Podiums – Buddy Kofoid, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild3 Podiums – Brent Marks2 Podiums – Jacob Allen, James McFadden1 Podium – Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, Kasey Kahne, Devon Borden, Spencer Bayston, Parker Price-Miller, Brady Bacon, Anthony MacriTOP 10 FINISHES (38 Drivers):19 Top 10s – Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet18 Top 10s – David Gravel16 Top 10s – Logan Schuchart13 Top 10s – Sheldon Haudenschild12 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston11 Top 10s – Gio Scelzi, Rico Abreu10 Top 10s – Michael Kofoid, Donny Schatz8 Top 10s – Justin Peck7 Top 10s – James McFadden6 Top 10s – Jacob Allen, Brent Marks5 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney4 Top 10s – Kasey Kahne, Danny Dietrich3 Top 10s – Brian Brown, Cory Eliason2 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss, Blake Hahn, Brady Bacon, Anthony Macri1 Top 10 – Robbie Price, Zeb Wise, Devon Borden, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Parker Price-Miller, Joe B. Miller, Hunter Schuerenberg, Kyle Larson, Brandon Rahmer, Chad Trout, Lance Dewease, Cap Henry, Cole Macedo, Stuart Brubaker2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)1. Fri, Feb 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (1)2. Fri, Feb 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (2)3. Sat, Feb 11* / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / James McFadden (1)4. Sun, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)5. Mon, March 6 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / David Gravel (3)6. Sat, March 18 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Rico Abreu (1)7. Fri, March 24 / Talladega Short Track / Eastaboga, AL / Buddy Kofoid (1)8. Sat, March 25 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Brad Sweet (1)9. Fri, March 31 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Brad Sweet (2)10. Sat, April 1 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / James McFadden (2)11. Fri, April 7 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)12. Sat, April 8 / 81 Speedway / Wichita, KS / Rico Abreu (2)13. Fri, April 14 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (3)14. Fri, April 28 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL / David Gravel (4)15. Sat, April 29 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Brady Bacon (1)16. Fri, May 5 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Logan Schuchart (1)17. Sat, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Rico Abreu (3)18. Wed, May 10 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Anthony Macri (1)19. Fri, May 12 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brad Sweet (4)20. Fri, May 19 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Donny Schatz (1)21. Sat, May 20 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Donny Schatz (2)

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