Pevely, Missouri’s I-55 Raceway Set for World of Outlaws Doubleheader

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Greatest Show on Dirt Invades I-55 This Weekend

Brad Sweet & Sheldon Haudenschild Have Won 8 of Last 10 in Pevely

PEVELY, MO – April 13, 2022 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits one of the most consistently exciting venues in all of America this weekend – Pevely, MO’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

In preparation for the intense Ironman 55 (August 5-6), The Greatest Show on Dirt is given a spring doubleheader to get the juices flowing at the 1/4-mile bullring. The winged warriors will be joined by the POWRi Midgets this Friday & Saturday, April 15-16 with another open-wheel-only pairing for race fans.

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Here’s what to watch for this weekend:

TWO HORSE RACE: Lately, it’s been all about Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild at I-55. The two superstars have combined to win eight of the last 10 World of Outlaws events in Pevely with each scoring four wins along the way. Both drivers, who each swept a weekend at the track last year, enter this go-round with a chance to leave as the winningest driver in Pevely.

Aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, Sweet brings a 40-point lead into the weekend as he continues to command the standings with his fourth consecutive Series championship on the line in 2022. The Grass Valley, CA native only has one win to his credit through 13 races but looks to change that this weekend as he backs up his spring sweep of last year’s I-55 event. The Big Cat has finished on the podium in eight of the last 10 races at I-55 and holds an impressive 5.5 average finish since becoming a full-time Outlaw in 2014.

Aboard the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17, Haudenschild comes into the weekend as the reigning Ironman 55 champion. After winning two of the first four races, the Wooster, OH native has slipped to a 9.2 average finish over the last nine races as he remains fifth in the standings. He’ll have a golden chance to get back on track and earn a Series-best third win this weekend at arguably his best track on tour.

BACK ON TRACK: For four championship hopefuls, this weekend’s I-55 double offers the opportunity to return to form and collect some crucial momentum as the Series continues to head east.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT rebounded properly from a 13th-place run at Devil’s Bowl with his sixth podium of the season at Lake Ozark last week. In four appearances at I-55 last year in the Big Game Motorsports #2, DG finished 8th, 6th, 3rd & 6th. He’s hoping to nab his first Pevely win since 2016, but more importantly, get that third win of 2022 and build some confidence in his camp.

Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA has fallen back to third in the standings following a tough 16th-place effort the Jason Johnson Racing #41 at the Jason Johnson Classic. Historically, I-55 has been kryptonite for Macedo with only two top-five finishes (both 5th) through 11 starts at the bullring. The good news, though, is that both of those results came last year with Philip Dietz on the wrenches, so the 25-year-old is certainly finding speed in Pevely.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND was trending upward with back-to-back podiums of third and second before a 12th-place finish at Lake Ozark on Saturday. The 10-time Series champion is without a doubt the most experienced driver at I-55, starting 50+ Features with two wins and 43 top-10 finishes on his resume. He was on his way to a third win at the track last year when a mechanical issue stopped his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15.

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS is on a rollercoaster ride with recent runs either providing top-five results or finishes completely outside the top-10. The Roth Motorsports #83 pilot currently sits sixth in the standings with his first win of the year still on the line entering this weekend. In the Series’ most recent appearance at I-55, the Australian nabbed a career-best second at the track in the Ironman 55 last August.

SPRING PEAKING: For another four full-time World of Outlaws competitors, they’re entering I-55 on the heels of a season-best performance and looking to get a streak going.

Jacob Allen of Hanover, PA brought a smile to Sprint Car fans worldwide when he returned to victory lane at Lake Ozark on Saturday. The Shark Racing #1A pilot did it in spectacular fashion, completing a pass on Brady Bacon with three laps left and earning his second career victory in the form of a perfect night. It ended a 104-race drought since his first win in 2020, and his speed throughout all of 2022 says it could be much quicker until his third win comes.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA followed his Shark Racing teammate with a fourth-place finish, matching his season-high in the DuraMAX, Drydene Performance Products #1S. It hasn’t been a dream start to the season for the former championship runner-up, but Schuchart and his crew haven’t stopped putting in the work. I-55 this weekend could be a turning point considering his recent success at the track with 10 top-five finishes in his last 12 starts.

Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN has shown immense speed all season long in the CJB Motorsports #5. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender has been on the verge of winning his first race of 2022 for more than a month now, but things just haven’t fallen into place. They almost did on Saturday night when the 23-year-old banked a season-best second-place at Lake Ozark. He’s a former POWRi Midget winner at I-55 but owns a World of Outlaws best of 9th at the track.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, PA equaled his season-high of sixth-place on Saturday at Lake Ozark thanks to another NOS Energy Drink Heat Win and DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash appearance. He’s excited for a return to I-55 this weekend, a place where he earned one of his five World of Outlaws top-five finishes in May of 2020.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday & Saturday, April 15-16 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO

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CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (13/82 Nights):
1. 49-Brad Sweet (1,786 PTS); 2. 2-David Gravel (-40 PTS); 3. 41-Carson Macedo (-54 PTS); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (-70 PTS); 5. 15-Donny Schatz (-110 PTS); 6. 83-James McFadden (-116 PTS); 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (-120 PTS); 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (-138 PTS); 9. 5-Spencer Bayston (-156 PTS); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (-190 PTS).

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (9 Drivers):
2 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 – 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 (17 Drivers):
71 laps – David Gravel
58 laps – Brad Sweet
55 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
30 laps – Carson Macedo
27 laps – Brent Marks
26 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Donny Schatz
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

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (9 Drivers):
3 QuickTimes – Carson Macedo
2 QuickTimes – David Gravel, Jacob Allen
1 QuickTime – Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi*, James McFadden
* Denotes New Track Record

HEAT RACE WINNERS (19 Drivers):
5 Heat Wins – David Gravel
5 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet, James McFadden, Jacob Allen
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi
3 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
2 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Brock Zearfoss, Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason
1 Heat Win – Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Corey Day

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH APPEARANCES (28 Drivers):
9 Dashes – Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen
6 Dashes – Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston
5 Dashes – James McFadden, Cory Eliason
4 Dashes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Giovanni Scelzi
3 Dashes – Tyler Courtney, Aaron Reutzel
2 Dashes – Logan Schuchart, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, 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 (8 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

KSE HARD CHARGER AWARDS (7 Drivers):
4 Hard Chargers – Logan Schuchart
3 Hard Chargers – Sheldon Haudenschild
2 Hard Chargers – James McFadden
1 Hard Chargers – Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu

PODIUM FINISHES (16 Drivers):
6 Podiums – Brad Sweet, David Gravel
3 Podiums – Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson
2 Podiums – James McFadden, Corey Day, Brent Marks
1 Podium – Spencer Bayston, Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Brian Brown

TOP 10 FINISHES (27 Drivers):
12 Top 10s – Brad Sweet
10 Top 10s – David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Giovanni Scelzi
9 Top 10s – Donny Schatz
8 Top 10s – James McFadden, Logan Schuchart
7 Top 10s – Spencer Bayston, Cory Eliason
6 Top 10s – Jacob Allen
5 Top 10s – Rico Abreu
4 Top 10s – Tyler Courtney
3 Top 10s – Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson, Brent Marks
2 Top 10s – Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Corey Day
1 Top 10 – Anthony Macri, Justin Peck, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Hunter Schuerenberg

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
15. Sat, April 16 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
16. Fri, April 22 / Tri-City Speedway / Granite City, IL
17. Sat, April 23 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN
18. Fri, April 29 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
19. Sat, April 30 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN
20. Fri, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
21. Sat, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
22. Wed, May 11 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA
23. Fri, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
24. Sat, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
25. Tues, May 17 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ
26. Fri, May 20 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
27. Sat, May 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
28. Sat, May 28 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
29. Mon, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN
30. Fri, June 3 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
31. Sun, June 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
32. Fri, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
33. Sat, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
34. Fri, June 17 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
35. Sat, June 18 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, IA
36. Thur, June 23 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
37. Fri, June 24 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
38. Sat, June 25 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD
39. Fri, July 1 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
40. Sat, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI
41. Fri, July 8 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA
42. Sat, July 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI
43. Tues, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH
44. Wed, July 13 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
45. Thur, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
46. Fri, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
47. Sat, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
48. Wed, July 20 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
49. Fri, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
50. Sat, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
51. Sat, July 30 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
52. Sun, July 31 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY
53. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
54. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
55. Wed, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
56. Thur, Aug. 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
57. Fri, Aug, 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
58. Sat, Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA
59. Thur, Aug. 18 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
60. Fri, Aug. 19 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
61. Sat, Aug. 20 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN
62. Fri, Aug. 26 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND
63. Sat, Aug. 27 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND
64. Thur, Sept. 1 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
65. Fri, Sept. 2 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
66. Sat, Sept. 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA
67. Mon, Sept. 5 / Gray’s Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA
68. Fri, Sept. 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
69. Sat, Sept. 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA
70. Fri, Sept. 16 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, CA
71. Sat, Sept. 17 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, CA
72. Fri, Sept. 23 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH
73. Sat, Sept. 24 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH
74. Fri, Sept. 30 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
75. Sat, Oct. 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA
76. Fri, Oct. 7 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
77. Sat, Oct. 8 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA
78. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE
79. Sat, Oct. 15 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS
80. Thur, Nov. 3 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
81. Fri, Nov. 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC
82. Sat, Nov. 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

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