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Brad Sweet takes Ironman 55 win at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

BIG CAT STRENGTH: Brad Sweet Dominates Pevely for First Ironman 55 Title Championship Leader Controls All 55 Laps for $20,000 Payday PEVELY, MO – August 6, 2022 – There was simply no denying Brad Sweet on Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. As a three-time champion and winner of 77 career Features with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the Grass Valley, CA native is still finding ways to knock out those first-career achievements with The Greatest Show on Dirt. In July, he finally earned his first-career win at Williams Grove Speedway, and on Saturday, he finally tamed the iconic Ironman 55 presented by Festus Tourism Commission. “The Big Cat” has long been successful at the Pevely, MO 1/3-mile – proven by his now five-career wins at the track – but the track’s flagship event had always eluded him until tonight. Earning the pole position with his Series-best fifth …

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Michael Pickens Perfects I-55 Finale with Xtreme/POWRi National Midget League

Belleville, IL. (8/6/22) Michael Pickens would use a high-side hustle on the final corner to capture victory Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, in support of the Ironman 55 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues running in conjunction with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, wrapping up the weekend in thrilling fashion to claim his eleventh career POWRi National Midget feature win. Early Pevely competition with thirty-two Xtreme/POWRi National Midgets entered would see Michael Pickens start the fastest for a second-straight night with a 12.770-second lap and notch the quickest group qualifying time as Brenham Crouch, Karter Sarff, Cade Lewis, and Chase McDermand each earning heat racing victories as Bryant Wiedeman would earn the semi-feature honors. Setting the field of stout competitors would find high point qualifier Chase McDermand draw an inversion of zero to set the feature lineup with McDermand …

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Macedo Makes Miraculous Last-Lap Pass on Sweet for I-55 Win

HAIL MARY: Carson Macedo Makes Miraculous Last-Lap Pass on Brad Sweet for I-55 Win World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to Battle 55 Laps for $20,000 on Saturday PEVELY, MO – August 5, 2022 – The check was all but written in Brad Sweet’s name on Friday when Carson Macedo came out of nowhere, threw a slider from St. Louis, and pulled off an all-time stunner to steal the win on the Night Before the Ironman. After controlling the first 29 laps at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, “The Big Cat” appeared poised to complete a clean sweep of the evening and bank his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the 2022 season. The only problem is they don’t pay you for the first 29 laps, they only pay you for those final few feet at the checkered flag and that belonged to Macedo’s Jason Johnson Racing #41. Capitalizing …

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