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Winner Kyle Larson (Trent Gower Photo)

ON THE MONEY: Kyle Larson Claims $20K With Big Huset’s Speedway Win
Brad Sweet continues to extend his points lead with top-five finish Sunday night

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 6, 2020 — Two times Kyle Larson entered Huset’s Speedway with winning potential. Two times the historic track denied him that opportunity.

During a race at the track in August, Larson flipped early in the night and destroyed the car he had been dominating the year with. Then, Saturday night, during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ first return to the track in four years, Larson blew a tire while leading and suffered enough damage that he was unable to continue.

However, Sunday night, with $20,000-to-win on the line, Larson was unwilling to be denied his chance at a Huset’s Speedway win with the World of Outlaws. Keeping his car on all four wheels and tread on his tires, Larson methodically worked his way through the field to claim his first win at the South Dakota track, his 10th Series win this season and 18th career win overall.

“It’s definitely cool to get a win here (at Huset's Speedway),” said Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. “I love bull rings. It had a big curb there. A lot of fun. Really tricky.”

He started the night by earning Quick Time for the second night in a row – third time in three races at Huset’s Speedway – and then went on to win the third Drydene Heat Race of the night.

Gio Scelzi emerged as an early contender. He passed David Gravel for the lead on the first lap of the fourth Drydene Heat Race and went on to win it. He then gave Gravel déjà vu by passing him for the lead on the first lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and went on to win that, as well – claiming the pole for the 35-lap Feature. Larson finished fourth in the Dash.

At the start of the Feature, Scelzi was able to pull ahead of Gravel with ease and claim the early lead. Behind him, a war brewed for the runner-up spot between Gravel, Larson, Kerry Madsen and Carson Macedo.

Madsen made early attempts at stealing the spot from Gravel but failed. Macedo was successful in doing so for a few laps before falling victim again to Gravel after a failed attempt of trying to take the lead from Scelzi.

Macedo’s fortune continued to turn for the worse with 15 laps to go. Jason Sides spun in front of him, causing the two to collide. Macedo tried to spin his car back around straight but ended up colliding with Saturday night’s winner Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo was able to continue and finish 15th, while Haudenschild suffered too much damage and had to retire – finishing 20th.

On the following restart, Larson, now in third, had enough of watching others battle for second. He darted pasted Gravel for the position on the entry to Turn 1.

The runner-up spot was his and the lead was now within reach. The familiar scent of victory teased his senses.

Like the Larson of races past, he ripped the top of the track, pushing his car to its limits. Doing so helped him gain on Scelzi but also caused him to lose ground when he hit the cushion the wrong way. He didn’t have to work too hard to get back close to Scelzi, though. A caution did that for him.

Scelzi chose the top lane, giving Larson the bottom for the restart with 11 laps to go. The advantage went to Larson. Scelzi accelerated and slid sideways through Turn 4 while Larson had a straight shot off the corner. By the time they reached the flag stand, Larson was four car lengths ahead of Scelzi.

From then on, Larson looked like he had just been playing with everyone. He pulled away to about a three second lead in five laps.

A caution with three laps to go set the stage for Larson to potentially lose another race at Huset’s. But this time, no one, and nothing, was going to stop him. He jetted away from the field on the restart and pulled away to the win – finally conquering the historic track.

“The restarts weren’t working out for me early and I made a couple mistakes on some of the restarts,” Larson said. “We were on it pretty good those last few restarts. I was able to get by Gravel and Gio (Scelzi) shocked me when he took the top. I felt like that was a really smart move to take the top because we’re starting to get good runs on the restarts starting up there. I think it was just his first time up there and spun his tires a little bit and I was able to get a good run down here in the moisture and get clear and lead the rest of the way.”

James McFadden surprised many with his showstopping late race charge. He muscled his way to the runner-up spot by the end of the race after having started 11th.

“Just dialed the restarts there in the last couple,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “Good to get a runner-up. Would be good to race [Larson]. We just need to start further up toward the front.”

Gravel rounded out the podium, collecting valuable points for Jason Johnson Racing, who is now 14 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the team championship – tied with Shark Racing for the runner-up spot.

“I think we had a good enough car to win, just so many restarts I would lose a spot or lose track time about every single time,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Gio had a really slow pace (on restarts) and our car did not like that. We have to do our homework and fix that up.”

Scelzi ended the night fourth after leading the first 24 laps and Brad Sweet had a solid night with a fifth-place finish. That helped the reigning champion extend his points lead for the second night in a row – now 14 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 80 points back – but managed to earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his march from 20th to eighth.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the Boot Hill Showdown doubleheader Sept. 11-12. Click here to get tickets.

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

Race Results: 9/6/2020 – Huset's Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$20,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [11][$7,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,200]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,050]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,500]; 12. 44S-Trey Starks [15][$1,200]; 13. 7-Justin Henderson [17][$1,100]; 14. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [7][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 18. 13-Sammy Swindell [23][$1,000]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$1,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,000]; 21. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [13][$1,000]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi 1-24, Kyle Larson 25-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 10.843; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.887; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.935; 4. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 10.94; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.943; 6. 9-James McFadden, 10.945; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.964; 8. 44S-Trey Starks, 10.988; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.005; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.027; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.076; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.171; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.346; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.496; 15. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.535; 16. 14T-Tim Estenson, 11.546; 17. O5-Colin Smith, 11.588; 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.629; 19. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 11.808

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.725; 2. 41-David Gravel, 10.737; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.778; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.891; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.912; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.989; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.004; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.049; 9. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.094; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.145; 11. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.173; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.196; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.203; 14. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.205; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.274; 16. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.312; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.419; 18. 44-Chris Martin, 11.53; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 11.562; 20. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 5. 7-Justin Henderson [1]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 20A-Jordan Adams [8]; 8. 11XS-Donovan Peterson [10]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer– 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 14T-Tim Estenson [8]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 2KS-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 13-Sammy Swindell [5]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [9]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [10]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki [7]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 9. 6X-Frank Rodgers [10]; 10. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3][]; 3. 13-Sammy Swindell [2][]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5][]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki [8][$300]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6][$250]; 7. 2KS-Matt Juhl [4][$225]; 8. 20A-Jordan Adams [7][$200]; 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska [10][$200]; 10. 14T-Tim Estenson [9][$200]; 11. 44-Chris Martin [12][$200]; 12. 11XS-Donovan Peterson [11][$200]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray [13][$200]; 14. 15M-Bobby Mincer [17][$200]; 15. 2K-Kevin Ingle [16][$200]; 16. 6X-Frank Rodgers [15][$200]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [14][$200]; 18. O5-Colin Smith [18][$200]; 19. 24-Terry McCarl [19][$200]

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REBOUND RAGER: Sheldon Haudenschild Overcomes Flat Tire To Win at Huset’s
Brad Sweet extends his points lead over Logan Schuchart after wild Huset’s Speedway return

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 5, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished.

He passed Kyle Larson for the lead and drove away, putting himself on a trajectory to his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season Saturday night at Huset’s Speedway.

However, with nine laps to go, his apparent victory vanished with a pop. His right rear tire let go, forcing him to get it replaced and restart 14th with nine laps left.

To his advantage, multiple other drivers suffered the same fate. Those who had yet to blow a tire knew there was a potential inevitability of it occurring on the rubbered track and tried to treat what tread they had left with care. Haudenschild no longer had to. With a fresh right rear Hoosier eager to clutch dirt, Haudenschild could run twice as hard as the cars ahead of him.

Between drivers losing tires and Haudenschild able to pass cars like he had double the horsepower, the NOS Energy Drink #17 was back on Larson’s bumper in four laps. He had a car capable of passing the Finley Farms #57 yet again, however, Larson was forced to make the pass easy on Haudenschild when he blew a tire himself.

With the lead back in his possession, Haudenschild would never relinquish it again. On the final lap, the smoke show put on by his right rear through the final turn became a display of celebration as Haudenschild claimed his fourth win of the year and this first at Huset’s Speedway.

“I knew to just go around the outside of them (the cars ahead) once I had a fresh tire on, and do it before the 2 (car of Carson Macedo) and the 83 (car of Daryn Pittman) because they were both fresh, too,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just tried to get in front of them early and also save and try to make some passes there and hope you get the lap in. I don’t know how many times we probably all three passed a bunch of cars and then the lap came back (because of a caution coming out).

“Man, I can’t give it up enough for this NOS Energy Drink team. They’ve been working their asses off. They never give up and tonight was a perfect example of that.”

Larson entered the race looking for a redeeming win of his own. The last time he was at Huset’s this year, he flipped and destroyed the car he’d dominated the year with. The Silva Motorsports team unloaded as good as they ever have with Larson, setting the quickest time in Hot Laps, setting Quick Time in Qualifying and winning their Drydene Heat Race.

Jacob Allen stepped up to the plate in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash against Larson, though. He started on the pole but lost the lead to Larson on the first lap. Unwilling to let the white #57 drive away and claim another win, Allen muscled his way back by Larson to reclaim the lead the next lap. It was then his turn to drive away with the Dash win – placing him on the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

When the first World of Outlaws Feature in four years at Huset’s Speedway commenced, Larson launched around the outside of Allen to claim the lead on the first lap. Haudenschild used the top lane to his advantage, as well, powering around the outside of Allen through Turns 1 and 2 and taking second before they reached Turn 3.

Larson then became the game of Haudenschild’s hunt. His #57 car being lose off each corner didn’t help his chances. Five laps into the Feature, his car was nearly at a 90-degree angle off Turn 2. He managed to steer the car back straight and hold Haudenschild behind him. However, three laps later, Haudenschild slid to the outside of Larson in Turn 1 and then rocketed by him for the lead off Turn 2.

The race was in Haudenschild’s hand for about the next 20 laps, holding a more than two second lead over Larson. The attention was on the battle for second. Larson held it, but Allen worked him every lap with Kerry Madsen close behind, waiting for someone to slip up.

While none of the drivers slipped, signs of their tires failing came to light with 13 laps to go. Daryn Pittman – running in the top-five – was the first to blow a tire. A few laps later, Haudenschild suffered his tire failure, along with Carson Macedo.

Those three became the new class of the field once a new Hoosier sneaker adorned their right rear. They charged their way through the field with Haudenschild leading the pack.

Once Haudenschild brought the battle back to Larson, who was about coasting through the turns to save his tires, Macedo entered the fight, as well. He kept himself within striking distance as Haudenschild and Larson waged war. When Larson’s tire finally gave out and Haudenschild had to throw his car sideways in Turn 4 to avoid hitting him, Macedo pounced and darted by Haudenschild to take the lead. However, the caution came out before the lap was completed, putting Macedo back behind Haudenschild on the restart.

The race resumed for the final time with five laps to go. Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished. He successfully rebounded from suffering a flat tire to go from the lead, to the rear and back to the lead, claiming the $10,000 top prize.

Macedo finished in the runner-up spot for the second week in a row and earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after starting the race in 14th.

“Unfortunate there, that last time Kyle blew a tire and I got under Sheldon and got to the line, but it wasn’t quite enough,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “They threw the yellow before that and it ended up reverting back to the last lap and ended up running second. Hats off to Sheldon and his team. Congrats on the win. We just got to do a better job throughout the night. Put ourselves in better positions to start up front in these Feature races.”

Pittman rounded out the podium – his first podium finish since mid-July.

“I don’t know how we ended up back here,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK, with a smirk. “The truth is I don’t think I could have ran any harder anyway because we were a lap away, at most, from popping our second tire. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We’ll take this third.”

All five drivers in the top five in points blew a tire at some point during the race. Current points leader Brad Sweet managed to get back to fourth. Logan Schuchart, who is six points behind Sweet in second, finished seventh and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who is now 74 points behind Sweet in third, finished sixth.

Haudenschild has moved up to fourth in points – 80 behind Sweet – and Macedo is fifth – 82 behind Sweet.

With one more round at Huset’s Speedway left, Haudenschild will again look to do what few have ever accomplished.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Huset’s Speedway for an incredible $20,000-to-win event Sun., Sept. 6. Click here for tickets.

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

Race Results: 9/5/2020 – Huset's Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,050]; 10. 41-David Gravel [7][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,500]; 12. 18-Gio Scelzi [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [24][$1,050]; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [23][$1,000]; 16. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$900]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$800]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$800]; 19. 7-Justin Henderson [20][$800]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$800]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [19][$800]; 22. 2KS-Matt Juhl [22][$800]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki [12][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [17][$800];
Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-7, 27-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 8-26, 31-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.609; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.634; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.639; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.716; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.722; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.802; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.827; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.829; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.833; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.863; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.89; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.91; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.914; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.921; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.962; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, 10.976; 17. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.981; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.018; 19. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.022; 20. 7-Justin Henderson, 11.037; 21. 9-James McFadden, 11.041; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.042; 23. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.072; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 11.089; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.108; 26. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.131; 27. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.133; 28. 44-Chris Martin, 11.218; 29. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.221; 30. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.262; 31. 44S-Trey Starks, 11.301; 32. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.362; 33. O5-Colin Smith, 11.554; 34. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.583; 35. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.701; 36. 20A-Jordan Adams, 12.183; 37. 14T-Tim Estenson, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 9-James McFadden [6]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 10. 14T-Tim Estenson [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 8. 13-Sammy Swindell [8]; 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 2KS-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7]; 8. 44S-Trey Starks [8]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 7-Justin Henderson [5]; 6. 6-Bill Rose [6]; 7. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 9. 20A-Jordan Adams [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 41-David Gravel [8]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. 2KS-Matt Juhl [4][-]; 3. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [9][-]; 4. 13-Sammy Swindell [10][-]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [2][$300]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6][$250]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7][$225]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [12][$200]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [5][$200]; 10. 20A-Jordan Adams [16][$200]; 11. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8][$200]; 12. O5-Colin Smith [13][$200]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray [14][$200]; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle [15][$200]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [3][$200]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [11][$200]; 17. 14T-Tim Estenson [17][$200]

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Winner Brad Sweet (Trent Gower Photo)

'GOOD TO BE BACK': Brad Sweet Returns To Victory Lane At I-80 Speedway
The reigning champion is now tied with Logan Schuchart for the championship points lead

GREENWOOD, NE — Aug. 30, 2020 — With half of a lap to go before Brad Sweet could see the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway Sunday night, yellow lights flashed around the track.

An accident between two cars racing for 18th evaporated the reigning champion’s 3.8 second lead over Carson Macedo and induced flashbacks of horror.

The night prior he lost the win on the last corner of the last lap.

“I couldn’t believe, take the white flag and the caution comes out,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not meant to be.’”

It had been 57 days since his seventh win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July. Since then, he’s endured multiple nights of bad luck – suffering four DNFs – and heartbreak from wins that never were.

A green-white-checkered finished extended his anxiety an extra lap, making the Feature 31 laps in total.

He didn’t let that faze him, though. When the green flag reappeared for the final time of the night, Sweet mastered his throttle better than the field behind him and launched to about a four-car-length lead ahead of Macedo. From then on, he only extended it, giving no one the opportunity for a last lap pass. He crossed the finish line with a 1.5 second lead to claim his eighth win of 2020, his first at I-80 and 58th career Series win.

“It’s been some trying times,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “This NAPA Auto Parts team never gives up. We’ve gone through DNFs and race cars and wild crashes. You know, things that we’re not accustom to. But that’s the adversity of the World of Outlaws tour. Never giving up and trying to stay positive each and every night. We lost a heartbreaker last night, so it is really easy to get down and get frustrated. But come back here and get the car better and better all night.”

The Kasey Kahne Racing team unloaded a dominate car for Sweet Saturday night, but on Sunday at I-80 they had to work toward that. He started the night with a 12th place qualifying effort and was able to translate that into a second place run in his Drydene Heat Race. Sweet managed to find the runner-up spot, again, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, however Dash winner Jacob Allen showed he had a car capable of delivering him his first career win.

That thought continued in the first 12 laps of the Feature with Allen able to fend off attacks from Sweet and Macedo.

After a restart with 18 laps to go, Sweet’s car came to life. He dove under Allen into Turn 3 and took the lead from him off Turn 4 to officially lead Lap 13. However, Allen got a run back underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car and bolted back ahead of him into Turn 1.

Allen was unable to hold his car straight off the corner, allowing Sweet another run back underneath him. The two performed a ballet of slide jobs through Turns 3 and 4 with Sweet first sliding in front of Allen on the entrance of the corner to take the top lane and Allen throwing his car down into the corner before sliding back in front of Sweet on the exit of Turn 4.

Sweet cut back underneath Allen down the straightaway and rocketed ahead of him into Turn 1 to claim the lead and run away with it. Allen was then left to fend off his teammate Logan Schuchart, who had made his way from 14th to third, and Macedo in fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Allen eventually faded to sixth while Macedo fought his way back to second and Schuchart, in third, had his hands full with Sheldon Haudenschild – who worked his way up through the field from 18th.

Sweet found traffic late into the Feature and experienced little hinderance from them. Macedo cut a few tenths of a second off Sweet’s lead in the closing laps but had nothing for his fellow Californian once Sweet found clean air. The defending champion was on his way to a near four second victory.

Then, the caution came out. His apparent victory went on hold. Macedo had one last chance to get his second win of the year. However, Sweet had enough of heartbreak. He perfected the restart, picked up the $10,000 check and trophy and left Macedo to wonder, “what if.”

“I feel bad,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “My guys did a really good job. I felt like I had a car good enough to win there. I really made poor decisions on restarts I felt like… I felt like I was gaining on Brad a little bit and got into the fence over there in (Turns) three and four. I was driving super hard to try and get back by him. That’s the way it goes. He did a great job. That’s why he’s a World of Outlaws champion and I had a lot of fun racing with him.”

Schuchart was able to hold off Haudenschild – who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for coming from 18th to fourth – and finish third for the second night in a row, after having to change a motor before his Drydene Heat Race. He’s now tied with Sweet for the championship points lead.

“We had a fast race car, just some issues early in the night we had to fight through and keep on pushing,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “This is what it all come down to. You’re going to have bad nights. You’re going to face adversity and get back up there. That’s what this Drydene Performance Products race team did.”


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sept. 5-6. Get tickets by clicking here.

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

Race Results: 8/30/20 – I-80 Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,050]; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl [8][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,050]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$900]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$800]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [9][$800]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$800]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; 21. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [24][$800]; 22. 7X-Justin Henderson [3][$800]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [11][$800]; 24. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22][$800];
Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.407; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.422; 3. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.44; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.482; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.489; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.49; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.501; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.524; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi, 14.528; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.535; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.55; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.59; 13. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.617; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.624; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson, 14.632; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.653; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.692; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.696; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.699; 20. 7-Tim Kaeding, 14.702; 21. 41-David Gravel, 14.715; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 14.729; 23. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 14.741; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.75; 25. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 14.752; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.788; 27. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 14.816; 28. 21-Brian Brown, 14.832; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.846; 30. 18R-Ryan Roberts, 14.935; 31. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.935; 32. 35L-Cody Ledger, 15.176; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.248; 34. 6-Bill Rose, 15.358; 35. 23S-Stu Snyder, 15.491

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [6]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 6. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [6]; 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [7]; 8. 18R-Ryan Roberts [8]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 7X-Justin Henderson [4]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [7]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [3]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [8]; 8. 23S-Stu Snyder [9]; 9. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [6]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 7-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7X-Justin Henderson [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][-]; 2. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [3][-]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][-]; 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [15][-]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5][$300]; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [6][$250]; 7. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [4][$225]; 8. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8][$200]; 9. 35L-Cody Ledger [12][$200]; 10. 18R-Ryan Roberts [10][$200]; 11. 23S-Stu Snyder [11][$200]; 12. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9][$200]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$200]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [14][$200]; 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7][$200]

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Winner Sheldon Haudenschild (Trent Gower Photo)

LET IT EAT: Sheldon Haudenschild Steals U.S. 36 Raceway Win On Last Corner
The NOS Energy Drink driver earned his 10th career World of Outlaws victory

OSBORN, MO — Aug. 29, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild could watch leader Brad Sweet enter a turn by the time he found a straightaway. More than two seconds separated the top two with seven laps to go Saturday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

Both were on a mission to win. However, Sweet, the reigning champion, hadn’t won since the beginning of July. Haudenschild’s last victory was earlier this month.

That didn’t classify Haudenschild as being less determined or motivated, though. He proved that by keeping the NAPA Auto Parts #49 in his target for those final seven laps. And watched it fade to him.

With five to go, Sweet’s lead was down to about a second.

With three to go, nearing half of a second.

With one to go, Haudenschild was no longer polite with his throttle. He shocked Sweet and everyone watching by driving around the outside of Sweet in Turn 4 and then edged him by 0.118 seconds at the finish line to claim the win.

“That last lap, I just let it eat,” Haudenschild said about his show stopping performance in his first appearance at U.S. 36. “I didn’t know if we were going to crash coming to the checkered. I didn’t even know if it was the checkered or not honestly.”

The win is his third of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season and 10th of his Series career – tying him with Danny Smith and Joe Gaerte for 42nd on the all-time wins list.

Sweet started the night as the early favorite, setting Quick Time in Qualifying, winning his Drydene Heat Race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Haudenschild finished fifth in the Dash.

When the field of 24 cars commenced their duel for the win in the 35-lap Feature, Sweet bolted ahead to the early lead with points leader Logan Schuchart close behind him. Haudenschild maneuvered his way from fifth to third on the first lap, but David Gravel grab the final podium spot back five laps later.

Heavy traffic became an obstacle for the leaders within the first six laps and cost Sweet the lead for about 20 seconds. Austin McCarl spun in Turn 2 in front of the leaders, blocking Sweet’s favored low line. That allowed Schuchart to throttle around the outside of Sweet and take the lead down the backstretch. The Shark Racing driver’s moment of glory ended by the time they reach Turn 4 again as Sweet powered back by the Drydene #1S for the lead.

Once Schuchart lost the lead, he got sucked into Gravel and Haudenschild’s duel, creating a three-car battle for second. The trio went three wide in Turn 1 and resulted in Schuchart holding second off the corner and Haudenschild moving back ahead of Gravel for third.

The next corner, Haudenschild and Schuchart took Sweet three wide for the lead on the exit of the Turn 4. Sweet was able to maintain the lead with the run he got off the high side of the corner and Haudenschild edged Schuchart for second at the line before the caution came out.

Haudenschild took advantage of his opportunity to line up alongside Sweet on the restart. Using the provided high line to his advantage, he powered alongside Sweet in Turn 4 and snuck ahead of him down the front stretch to take the lead for the first time – a move that foreshadowed his future.

With 18 laps to go, Haudenschild’s hopes for another victory looked to be tarnished when he bounced off the cushion in Turn 2 and allowed Sweet an easy pass for the top spot. Sweet pulled away to a straightaway lead and Schuchart was back on Haudenschild’s bumper.

Keeping his poise, Haudenschild was able to hold Schuchart behind him and get back into a rhythm of clicking off fast laps.

Heavy traffic became an issue again for Sweet in the closing circuits. He preferred the bottom lane, making his trek around the slower cars more difficult as many of them ran the same line. Haudenschild’s lane was a little clearer around the top, allowing him to shave off tenths of a second from Sweet’s lead every lap.

With seven laps to go, he was 2.5 seconds behind.

With three to go, down to about half of a second.

With one to go, the NOS Energy Drink #17 brought the Missouri crowd to their feet and kept the Series’ train of spectacular finishes rolling.

“It was tough,” Haudenschild said about running down Sweet. “I made one bobble over there (in Turn 2) and let Brad capitalize and get by me and ran away. We got to lappers there and they were running top and bottom pretty good pace. Kind of held Brad up there. And I got held up for a few laps. I really didn’t get close there until the white or two to go and just had to send it off (Turn) four.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his second in a row and his 22nd podium finish of the season.

“Hopefully I can get on the good side of one of these,” Sweet said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it. The NAPA Auto Parts car was good. I really felt like I drove a good race. Just got to those lap cars at the end and, obviously, Sheldon just… I had no idea we were coming to the checkered. But no excuses. You have to run every lap. I was full bore. Just hoping I had a good enough lead there.”

Sweet is now six points behind Schuchart, who finished third, for the championship points lead. And by rounding out the podium, Schuchart was able to break the tie for the team points lead with David Gravel finishing fourth – Shark Racing leads Jason Johnson Racing by two points for the team championship.

“You got to be consistent,” Schuchart said about going after the championship. “I would’ve liked to have raced for the win or have been up there putting on a show. But I felt like some restarts didn’t go our way. It’s a great run. We’re here on the podium. Another good run for this Drydene Performance Products race car.”

Haudenschild’s win helped elevate him in the Series points, as well. He is now up to fourth in points – 86 points behind Schuchart. And he’s no stranger to making late race charges to steal the win.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE for the first time in four years on Sun., Aug. 30. Get tickets by clicking here.

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

Race Results: 8/29/20 – U.S. 36 Raceway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [19][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,050]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [15][$1,000]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [12][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$800]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [20][$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$800]; 22. 28-Scott Bogucki [14][$800]; 23. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [17][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-10, 12-34; Sheldon Haudenschild 11, 35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Tim Kaeding[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.892; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.914; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.939; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.943; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.986; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.014; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.02; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.033; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.045; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.049; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.084; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 11.113; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.128; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.134; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 11.177; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.182; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 11.195; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.216; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11.23; 20. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 11.251; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.253; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.254; 23. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.264; 24. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.279; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.334; 26. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.582; 27. 6-Bill Rose, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [7]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 6. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]; 8. O9-Matt Juhl [8]; 9. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [5]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [6]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 8. 7-Tim Kaeding [8]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 7-Tim Kaeding [7][-]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1][-]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [3][-]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [2][-]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4][-]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [5][-]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [6][$300]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [8][$250]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9][$225]

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Winner Kyle Larson (Trent Gower Photo)

DAKOTA DOMINANCE: Kyle Larson Wins At Red River Valley To Sweep North Dakota Weekend
Brad Sweet closes points gap and Jason Johnson Racing ties Shark Racing for team championship lead

WEST FARGO, ND — Aug. 22, 2020 — Kyle Larson had never raced at Red River Valley Speedway before this weekend. Never raced at River Cities Speedway. Never even raced in North Dakota.

In less than 24 hours, he picked up the win at both tracks – River Cities on Friday and Red River Valley on Saturday night – keeping fans at the edge of their seat both races.

Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, made a last corner pass on points leader Logan Schuchart Friday night to get the win and then had to hold off reigning champion Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild and Kerry Madsen to secure the win at Red River Valley.

“Once again, another great car,” Larson said. (Car owner and crew chief) Paul Silva gives me great stuff night in and night out to allow me to contend as often as we do. I couldn’t do it without him. I couldn’t do it without all of our supporters.”

Before the start of the 30-lap Feature, Haudenschild presented himself as the early favorite to run away with the win. From the pole in the six-lap DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, the NOS Energy Drink driver rocketed to a more than four second lead ahead of Kyle Larson Racing driver Carson Macedo by the end of the Dash.

However, when the green flag dropped to commence the Feature, Macedo took advantage of the momentum built by running the top lane and launched ahead of Haudenschild down the backstretch.

While Macedo held command out front for the first 14 laps, Haudenschild, Larson and Sweet dueled for second behind him. Haudenschild tapped the front stretch wall with his right rear tire on the second lap, making an easy pass for Larson. Sweet passed Haudenschild three laps later and then soared around the top of the track to steal second from Larson two laps after that.

Larson didn’t let Sweet out of his sight, though. As the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car ran down Macedo, the Finley Farms #57 lurked behind him, waiting to strike.

Making the most of the bottom lane, Larson got a run underneath Sweet down the front stretch on Lap 13 and carried it into Turn 1 to not only move past Sweet but to power by the car he owns for the lead, as well. Sweet passed Macedo for second the next corner to setup another family feud with his brother-in-law for the win.

With 14 laps to go, Kevin Ingle spun off Turn 4, did a 360, and kept going with the two leaders entering the picture. His maneuver blocked Larson’s run down the front stretch and provided Sweet with an opening to dive under Larson going into Turn 1 and take the lead. However, Sweet’s rear end stepped out on the exit of Turn 2, not allowing him to mash the throttle as soon as he’d like. That provided Larson with the opportunity to drive back by.

Traffic continued to be an obstacle for the two drivers. With the top and bottom lanes occupied by slower cars, Larson and Sweet became more acquainted with the brake pedal every corner. Sweet did a better job of finding the openings around the lappers and got a run around the outside of Larson in Turn 1 to reclaim the lead with 11 laps to go.

The sole caution of the night came out with 10 laps to go, setting up a 10-lap brawl for the victory. Haudenschild was brought back into contend, along with Kerry Madsen, who had been on the charge from 10th.

Sweet got a solid launch on the restart, leaving Larson to fend off Haudenschild and Madsen. However, it only took a lap before Larson was back in his rhythm and hunting down “The Big Cat.” Knowing Larson had the bottom figured out, Sweet switch from the top lane to the bottom to block any potential runs by his brother-in-law.

When he went low, Larson went high. And it benefited Larson the most. While ripping the top through Turns 1 and 2 with seven laps to go, Larson blazed around the outside of Sweet. He reclaimed his crown as the leader and held on to it for the final six laps without any challenges to pick up the $10,000 check, his third World of Outlaws win in-a-row and ninth win with the Series this season.

“That was a fun race there,” Larson said. “Early, Brad was really really good. I though he was good all race. He could get the top going in (Turns) three and four really well. Anytime I go down to the bottom I’d see him blaze by me on the top. Then the caution came out and he’d seen me running the bottom a lot in (Turns) one and two. I figured I was going to have to get something going differently than him. I was able to get the top going in (Turns) one and two and able to get down the backstretch good.”

Sweet’s runner-up finished concluded a solid weekend for the defending champion, of Grass Valley, CA, who finished fifth the night before. He had dealt with bad luck the past few weeks but was able to gain points Saturday night and leaves North Dakota eight points behind leader Logan Schuchart – who finished 10th.

“Obviously, disappointed we finished second,” Sweet said. “I thought I had a better car through lap traffic. Being able to change lanes. Got the lead there with 10 to go and made a misjudgment on my end. I thought I needed to be on the bottom. I needed to react a little quicker to get to the top… Once he got around me, I was ready to change my line then. Just a split second too late.”

Haudenschild was able to hold off Madsen and round out the podium – his first podium and top-five in four races.

“I didn’t really get myself positioned too well there,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “I got into the front stretch wall. A couple of guys got by me and had to do a little bit of work after that. But man, this NOS Energy Drink #17 was really good tonight.”

His performance helped bring him back within 100 points of the championship lead – now 92 points behind Schuchart.

Hometown favorite and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, also made a small gain with his seventh-place run at Red River Valley. He is now 58 points behind Schucharts.

David Gravel, again, made big gains for Jason Johnson Racing in the team championship points. With his sixth-place finish at Red River Valley, JJR is tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for the points lead with less than 20 races to go this season.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its return to US 36 Raceway in Osbron, MO on Sat., Aug. 29. Get tickets by clicking here.

Then, on Sun., Aug. 30, the Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can still watch both races live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 8/22/20 – Red River Valley Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [3][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,100]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [12][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$1,200]; 13. 19-Paige Polyak [14][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,050]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 16. 13-Sammy Swindell [18][$900]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel [15][$800]; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings [16][$800]; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska [19][$800]; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson [21][$800]; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [17][$800]; 22. 26-Blake Egeland [24][$800]; 23. 2K-Kevin Ingle [22][$800]; 24. 6-Bill Rose [23][$800];
Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-13; Kyle Larson 14-19, 24-30; Brad Sweet 20-23;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.581; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.672; 3. 9-James McFadden, 12.724; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.794; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.824; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.839; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.855; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.893; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.915; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.923; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.974; 12. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.021; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.024; 14. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.073; 15. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 13.308; 16. 8H-Jade Hastings, 13.384; 17. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 13.404; 18. 41-David Gravel, 13.438; 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.469; 20. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.597; 21. 13-Sammy Swindell, 13.663; 22. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 13.702; 23. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.719; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 13.738; 25. 14T-Tim Estenson, 13.773; 26. 17M-Zach Omdahl, 13.811; 27. 26-Blake Egeland, 14.439; 28. 14X-Tom Egeland, 14.522

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings [6]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 11M-Brendan Mullen [8]; 9. 14T-Tim Estenson [9]; 10. 14X-Tom Egeland [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 6. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [7]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [8]; 8. 17M-Zach Omdahl [9]; 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard [6]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 6. 13-Sammy Swindell [7]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [5]; 9. 26-Blake Egeland [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska [4][-]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [3][-]; 3. 14T-Tim Estenson [8][-]; 4. 2K-Kevin Ingle [1][-]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [5][-]; 6. 26-Blake Egeland [9][-]; 7. 14X-Tom Egeland [10][$300]; 8. 17M-Zach Omdahl [7][$250]; 9. 11M-Brendan Mullen [6][$225]; 10. 9N-Wade Nygaard [2][$200]

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Winner Kyle Larson (Trent Gower Photo)

RIVER RUNNER: Kyle Larson Steals Win In River Cities Debut
Logan Schuchart extends his points lead over reigning champion Brad Sweet

GRAND FORKS, ND — Aug. 21, 2020 — Kyle Larson was sideways in the Turn 4 grass with four laps to go as Logan Schuchart ran away with the lead at River Cities Speedway Friday night.

Yet, he still managed to turn an unpredictable situation into a characteristically canny conclusion.

The Elk Grove, CA driver rallied in three laps to catch and strong arm his way past the Shark Racing #1S to claim his eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in 2020 — making him the winningest driver, so far, this year in the Series.

“The Outlaws is as tough as it gets for Sprint Car racing throughout the world," Larson said. "To come in here and be as strong as we have all year long and get a lot of wins, it’s been a lot of fun. We need to keep getting our stuff better, because everyone is chasing us and getting their stuff better each race.”

Friday’s event at the quarter-mile speedway was Larson’s debut at River Cities and his first time racing in North Dakota. He kicked it off my setting quick time in Qualifying and making his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a second-place run in his Drydene Heat Race behind David Gravel.

He drew the rear for the Dash but in typical Larson fashion, he seamlessly teleported his way from sixth to third on the opening lap of the Dash and ended up second. Gravel claimed the win — placing he and Larson on the front row for the 40-lap Feature.

Their battle around the bullring would be an extension of the war they waged for the win at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

When the duo drag raced to Turn 1 at the start of the Feature, Larson darted ahead by ripping the top lane of the corner. Points leader Logan Schuchart followed in his tire tracks, stealing second from Gravel on the first lap, as well. The Silva Motorsports #57 did as it does every race, though, and pulled away from the field.

The end of the first 14 laps saw reigning champion Brad Sweet’s streak of bad luck continue. Wayne Johnson spun in Turn 4, causing cars to stack up. Sweet, who was fifth, jumped a tire of a slowed car in front of him and went head first into the Turn 4 wall. His Kasey Kahne Racing team was able to get his car repaired and send him back on track to make a charge from the rear. And he did. While Larson and Schuchart battled, Sweet made his way back to fifth by the end of the Feature.

Larson held a commanding lead over Schuchart for the majority of the race, but with heavy traffic in the final five laps Schuchart took advantage of the opportunity to strike. Locked on Larson’s bumper down the backstretch with four laps to go, Schuchart dove to the bottom in Turn 3. Larson also had the same idea. The two drivers made contact with Larson getting turned into the Turn 4 grass off Schuchart’s front bumper.

“I felt contact into (Turn) three,” Larson said. “I wasn't sure if it was a lapper because I came across. But thank God I was able to keep it straight. I knew there wasn’t many laps left. Had to get up on the wheel there.”

Schuchart sped away while Larson added off-roading to his resume by steering his car straight through the grass and back on to the track without losing another spot.

The win appeared to be in Schuchart’s hand as he held about a half of a straight away lead on Larson coming to the white flag. However, Larson tested the limits of his machine each corner. He throw it into Turn 1 and found enough traction to cut a few car lengths off Schuchart's lead.

On their exit of Turn 2, Schuchart couldn’t put the power down quick enough and allowed Larson to close even further. At Turn 3, Schuchart entered through the middle, while Larson went as high as he could go. Their cars met at Turn 4, but while Schuchart was sliding up, Larson turned down underneath him and rocketed by to steal the win.

“I knew he was going to have to make a decision going into (Turn) three and hoped he wasn’t going to run the cushion,” Larson said. “I knew that would be my only shot. I was just able to time the run good and clear him off of (Turn) four here.

“That was definitely an exciting one. It’s been fun to win a lot. I hope we keep it going.”

While Schuchart had to settle for second, he was still able to extend his points lead over Sweet – now 24 points ahead of the defending champion.

“It is just tough when you’re behind a guy like that,” Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, said about racing with Larson. “Kyle doesn’t make any mistakes. He’s tough. I had one shot right there. I felt like I could get through (Turns) one and two a little bit better at times and catch him.

“I felt like I had one shot there. I was getting close and had a really good run into (Turn) three when he cut to the bottom and I was trying to back off and go to the outside of him and caught his back bumper. I’m not trying to hit him, and I know he didn’t the other night at Knoxville. That’s racing and we’re racing hard. He just drove a little bit better than I did and got the job done.”

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, put on a show for his home state crowd, battling with Gravel and James McFadden for third throughout the Feature. He was able to come out on top of that battle, rounding out the podium, and rebound from a rough weekend in Knoxville where he was unable to score a top-10 finish.

“We didn’t have the right combination here tonight,” Schatz said. “Just the way it goes. When you get behind the eight ball a little bit you get a long way behind. My guys are doing an incredible job with what we have to work with and will have to keep digging.”

Gravel’s fourth-place finish helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in close contention for the team championship – only eight points behind Schuchart’s Shark Racing team.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND for the Red River Rumble on Sat., Aug. 22. Get tickets by clicking here.

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

Race Results: 8/21/20 - River Cities Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) — 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,500]; 6. 9-James McFadden [3][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [12][$1,050]; 15. 8H-Jade Hastings [21][$1,000]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel [16][$900]; 17. 9N-Wade Nygaard [15][$800]; 18. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$800]; 19. 14T-Tim Estenson [22][$800]; 20. 35-Skylar Prochaska [20][$800]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 22. 2A-Austin Pierce [25][$]; 23. 8-Jack Croaker [17][$800]; 24. 26-Blake Egeland [23][$800]; 25. 11M-Brendan Mullen [19][$800];
Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-36, 40; Logan Schuchart 37-39;
KSE Hard Charger: Jade Hastings

Qualifying — 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.056; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.127; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.129; 4. 41-David Gravel, 10.145; 5. 9-James McFadden, 10.153; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.192; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.201; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.217; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.244; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.252; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.257; 12. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 10.272; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.342; 14. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.36; 15. 13-Sammy Swindell, 10.402; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 10.514; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.571; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.605; 19. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 10.644; 20. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.775; 21. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 10.822; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 10.837; 23. 8-Jack Croaker, 10.86; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.895; 25. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.898; 26. 14T-Tim Estenson, 10.959; 27. 14X-Tom Egeland, 11.196; 28. O-Nick Omdahl, 11.259; 29. 26-Blake Egeland, 11.296; 30. 4-Colton Young, 11.831; 31. 17M-Zach Omdahl, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer — 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen [7]; 8. O-Nick Omdahl [10]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 10. 20A-Jordan Adams [9]; 11. 17M-Zach Omdahl [11]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer — 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 6. 8-Jack Croaker [8]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [5]; 8. 14T-Tim Estenson [9]; 9. 2A-Austin Pierce [7]; 10. 26-Blake Egeland [10]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer — 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 13-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard [7]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [4]; 8. 8H-Jade Hastings [6]; 9. 4-Colton Young [10]; 10. 14X-Tom Egeland [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) — 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [2]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer — 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen [3][-]; 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska [1][-]; 3. 8H-Jade Hastings [6][-]; 4. 14T-Tim Estenson [5][-]; 5. 26-Blake Egeland [11][-]; 6. 20A-Jordan Adams [10][-]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7][$300]; 8. O-Nick Omdahl [4][$250]; 9. 17M-Zach Omdahl [13][$225]; 10. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [2][$200]; 11. 2A-Austin Pierce [8][$200]; 12. 14X-Tom Egeland [12][$200]; 13. 4-Colton Young [9][$200]

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Winner Kyle Larson (Trent Gower Photo)

ONE OF A KIND: Kyle Larson Makes History With Capitani Classic Win at Knoxville
Logan Schuchart and David Gravel make big points gains during “The One and Only” weekend

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 15, 2020 – Kyle Larson was forced to leave Knoxville Raceway with a broken heart last year after failing to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals. A year later, it was healed with the Elk Grove, CA driver winning the biggest Sprint Car race of his career at the historic half-mile with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Larson was a missile among bullets Saturday night, leading from the green to checkers in the 30-lap Feature to claim the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank win and the big $50,000 check.

“It means a lot,” Larson said about winning the Capitani. “We wish it was the (Knoxville) Nationals but hats off to the Outlaws and Knoxville and everyone who helps present this race and award this purse.”

He and the Silva Motorsports team have been the class of the field about every time they hit the black Zook clay. Aside from a 10th-place run with the Series in May, Larson has won five out of his last six starts at the track in the #57 car, owned and worked on by Paul Silva. On Thursday, Larson won the opening night of “The One and Only” – which replaced the postponed Nationals – and was forced to settle with a second-place finish Friday night.

His performance during the two opening nights of the event helped lock him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash for Saturday’s Capitani Classic. With the fortune of starting on the outside pole for the Dash, Larson darted past polesitter Aaron Reutzel on the start and ran away with the win.

It was teaser of what would come in the 30-lap Feature.

Reutzel tried to make it interesting when the green flag flew, crowding Larson on the entrance to Turn 1. However, Larson was strong no matter where he had to put his car. While ridding the inside berm, Larson was able to nose ahead of Reutzel off Turn 2 and pulled further ahead down the backstretch. He cleared Reutzel on the entrance to Turn 3 and again pulled away.

A lap later, Larson no longer had to worry about a battle from the Folkens Bros Trucking #87 as Reutzel suffered a rear end issue that took him out of the race. That lined up points leader Logan Schuchart alongside Larson for the restart.

When the green flag waved again, Larson had no intentions of allowing another challenge for the lead. He timed his throttle acceleration perfect and rocketed ahead of the field. He became untouchable, pulling away to about a four second lead. Even while having to navigate traffic.

His race almost came to an end toward the halfway point when he nearly collided with Shane Golobic while trying to lap him. The incident forced him up the inside berm and got his car out of shape. He lost little time to Schuchart, though, who had been working on keeping 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel behind him.

Gravel’s car came to life in the closing laps, passing Schuchart for second with five laps to go. His next target, Larson, was too far gone to catch. Time wasn't on his side. Until it was given to him.

James McFadden rolled over in Turn 4 with two laps to go, bringing out the red flag and giving Gravel one attempt at dethroning Larson. It was a rematch from Friday night’s race, where Gravel held of Larson in the closing laps of the race. Knowing Gravel was behind him made Larson a little worried, too.

“I wasn’t quite sure what to do because Gravel gets around the bottom so well,” Larson said. “I had been running the top both ends really good. But I didn’t want to leave the door open on the restart. I kind of debated with myself the whole way down the front stretch of what to do.”

When they were allowed to mash their throttles again, Larson made the decision to dive to the bottom and block the head of steam Gravel had going into the turn. His decision helped win him the race, as Gravel was unable to work the bottom to his advance and get by Larson.

“If he ran the top there, I was going to send it in on him,” Gravel said. “It just didn’t happen. It was a good race. We wouldn’t have had a shot if that red didn’t come out. He was gone. Started fifth and couldn’t get going there early in the race. Had to battle Logan (Schuchart) there quite a bit. I think we had the second-best car.”

With his performance this weekend of finishing, fifth, first and second, Gravel has helped propel Jason Johnson Racing to second in the team points – now only four-points back from the leader.

Logan Schuchart had a similar feat by reclaiming the points lead the first night of “The One and Only” when reigning Series champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz DNF’d. He held the lead throughout the weekend and with a third-place finish during the Capitani Classic, he leaves Knoxville with an 18-point lead over Sweet.

“I just got beat by better experienced drivers and better teams tonight,” Schuchart said. “We’ve gotten better since we’ve come to Knoxville. Really hit it right last year. I just pulled my wing back a little too much at the start of the race and got tight on the cushion and started trying different things that wasn’t really working.”

Along with Larson’s impressive run, Schatz had one of his own. He lost a motor during his Drydene Qualifier race and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team had to scramble to get the car out of the track, to their trailer and then replace the motor in time to be back for the C-Main.

Schatz went from 17th to the win in the 12-lap C-Main, which transferred him to the rear of the Last Chance Showdown. He then went from 18th to fourth in the LCS to earn the final spot in the Feature. By the time the checkered flag was shown, Schatz had made his way from 24th to 12th in the Feature, earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger award for the second night in a row.

Larson’s win is his seventh win of the season with the Series – 15th career win overall – and the most historic one of his Sprint Car career, so far.

We’re only a year away from heartbreak or triumph at the 2021 Knoxville Nationals.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to North Dakota for a doubleheader weekend. On Fri., Aug. 21 the Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Get tickets by clicking here. And on Sat., Aug. 22 the Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. Get tickets by clicking here.

Race Results: 8/15/20 – Knoxville Raceway – Capitani Classic

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$50,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [5][$25,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$12,500]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$8,000]; 5. 71-Spencer Bayston [8][$7,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$6,000]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$5,750]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$5,500]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$5,250]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$5,000]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [14][$4,500]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$4,250]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [16][$4,000]; 14. 12N-Joey Saldana [10][$3,750]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [22][$3,500]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$3,250]; 17. O9-Matt Juhl [23][$3,000]; 18. 19-Shane Stewart [15][$3,000]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$3,000]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$3,000]; 21. 9-James McFadden [13][$3,000]; 22. 17W-Shane Golobic [17][$3,000]; 23. 4-Terry McCarl [18][$3,000]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

DRYDENE Qualifier #1 (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [10]; 9. 5C-Colby Copeland [9]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [14]; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [12]; 12. 44-Chris Martin [13]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 15. 56-Joe Simbro [15]

DRYDENE Qualifier #2 (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 4-Terry McCarl [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [3]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [10]; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 10. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [11]; 11. 56N-Davey Heskin [12]; 12. 9W-Ryan Giles [13]; 13. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [7]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [14]

DRYDENE Qualifier #3 (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 19-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [7]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 7. 39-Sammy Swindell [5]; 8. 44S-Trey Starks [10]; 9. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 10. 5-Ian Madsen [8]; 11. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [12]; 12. 70-Cale Thomas [13]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11]; 14. 14K-Tori Knutson [14]

DRYDENE Qualifier #4 (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 71-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5]; 7. 7-Tim Kaeding [6]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson [10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 11. 88-Kyle Offill [12]; 12. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 13. 2K-Kevin Ingle [14]; 14. 35-Zach Hampton [13]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 41-David Gravel [3]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 8. 71-Spencer Bayston [5]

C-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [17][]; 2. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [6][]; 3. 5-Ian Madsen [7][]; 4. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [11][]; 5. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [3][$450]; 6. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [2][$400]; 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [9][$350]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5][$300]; 9. 88-Kyle Offill [12][$300]; 10. 14K-Tori Knutson [19][$300]; 11. 56N-Davey Heskin [10][$300]; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4][$300]; 13. 5C-Colby Copeland [1][$300]; 14. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [16][$300]; 15. 44-Chris Martin [13][$300]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee [8][$300]; 17. 70-Cale Thomas [14][$300]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [15][$300]; 19. 56-Joe Simbro [22][$300]; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle [21][$300]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [18][$300]; 22. 35-Zach Hampton [20][$300]; 23. 9W-Ryan Giles [23][$300]; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [24][$300]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1][]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3][]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [2][]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [18][]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,400]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8][$2,200]; 7. 7-Tim Kaeding [13][$2,000]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [4][$1,800]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [9][$1,600]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$1,400]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [10][$1,200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,100]; 13. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [15][$1,000]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7][$900]; 15. 5-Ian Madsen [20][$800]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [16][$700]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$600]; 18. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [21][$500]; 19. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [19][$500]; 20. 17X-Josh Baughman [11][$500]; 21. 39-Sammy Swindell [12][$500]

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