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World of Outlaws Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial
Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Race Recap  

BEAVER DAM BARNBURNER: Giovanni Scelzi Tops Thrilling JB Memorial for Another Beaver Dam Win

Beaver Dam Raceway continues to be a special place for Giovanni Scelzi and the KCP Racing crew.

Two years ago, it’s where current crew chief Adam Clark took the reins of the team to get his start calling the shots for a major Sprint Car operation. Then last year it’s where Clark got his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory as a crew chief when Scelzi took the car to Victory Lane at the Wisconsin oval.

And on Wednesday night Beaver Dam became the site of another noteworthy moment for the No. 18 team. Scelzi topped a thrilling three-way battle between himself, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, and Emerson Axsom to make Beaver Dam the first track where the Californian owns multiple victories with The Greatest Show on Dirt. The Series sophomore snatched the lead on Lap 15 and held off a late charge from Kofoid with a slick move in traffic to top the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial for a $20,000 payday.

“Man, what an incredible racetrack, incredible crowd on a Wednesday night. I’m so glad the Outlaws decided to reschedule this one,” Scelzi said. “This is turning into one of my favorite racetracks, for sure. It’s so nicely worked, smooth, two lanes – a top and a bottom. It kind of developed a middle at both ends, too. I knew the lappers were damn near three-wide in front of me, so I kind of had to play it safe but make my own lane as well. Great job to my guys.”

The win marked the third of 2024 for Scelzi and the ninth overall of “Hot Sauce’s” career with the World of Outlaws. Three victories are already a personal best in one season for the Fresno, CA native. Scelzi became the 10th different driver to top multiple World of Outlaws races at Beaver Dam through the Series’ 35 visits to the 1/3 mile.

The 40-lap finale was brought to green by Kofoid and Axsom with Scelzi close behind in fourth. Kofoid jumped ahead to the early advantage as Scelzi rocketed from fourth to second in the opening set of corners. Axsom quickly drove back by Scelzi and went right to work on Kofoid.

The door opened on Lap 3 as Axsom ducked under Kofoid and slid ahead of him to take over the lead in the Klaasmeyer/Petry No. 27.

Axsom wasted no time building an advantage in pursuit of his first World of Outlaws win. Behind him the battle brewed for second as Scelzi locked his sights on the Roth Motorsports No. 83. Scelzi stole the spot from Kofoid on Lap 5 but surrendered it back the following lap.

As the first quarter of the 40 laps came to a close Scelzi’s machine began to come to life. He used a big run down the back straightaway to slip under Kofoid and reclaim second on Lap 14. Then on the next circuit he got another strong head of steam heading into Turn 3 and used it to roll the bottom right by Axsom and take the lead.

Giovanni Scelzi drives under Emerson Axsom to take the lead at Beaver Dam Raceway
Giovanni Scelzi drove by Emerson Axsom and never looked back on his way to a $20,000 Wednesday at Beaver Dam Raceway (Trent Gower Photo)

Scelzi began to build his advantage as he worked smoothly through lapped cars. Axsom chopped into the gap on a few different laps but couldn’t ever find the speed to close back in on Scelzi’s tail tank. And behind him Kofoid was starting to piece together some solid laps as he looked to rejoin the battle for the win.

The contest for the runner-up spot reignited between Axsom and Kofoid with the Roth machine making its way back into second with seven laps remaining. The distance between Kofoid and Scelzi was more than a second when Kofoid got the spot, but it began to shrink right away as the laps clicked off. With only a few circuits remaining, Kofoid closed nearly to the tail tank of Scelzi.

But one slight slip up from Kofoid was all Scelzi needed to seal the deal. As the duo exited Turn 4 coming to two laps remaining, Kofoid narrowly missed the lane of grip on the bottom as Scelzi stayed glued to it and powered away down the front straightaway. Scelzi cleared a couple more lapped cars for breathing room and rolled to the checkered flag.

For Scelzi and company, the win served as a nice momentum boost with one of the biggest events in Sprint Car Racing on the horizon.

“They all dropped to the bottom in Turn 1, and I got to second and then got passed back by Buddy and just kind of rode there for a little bit,” Scelzi said of his race. “I felt like I could really go anywhere I wanted. Kudos to Adam for getting the car really good. I feel like we learned some stuff testing at Knoxville. Great job to my guys. Kings Royal is coming up.”

Kofoid settled for second after leading the opening two laps and making it close at the end. The Toyota Racing driver came away encouraged with the outing, especially with the speed of the No. 83 in the latter portion of the race.

“We really came alive probably the last 10, 15 laps and started trucking through the middle at least in (Turns) 1 and 2 and was good on the top in (Turns) 3 and 4,” Kofoid explained. “I just needed it to probably be slicker longer, but I felt like we were there at the end. Dylan, Nate, and Gage did a really good job. We’ve been off a little bit I feel like this last month or so. But to contend for a win today is, I feel like, a step in the right direction.”

Rounding out the top three was Emerson Axsom. The Franklin, IN native brought home his first career World of Outlaws podium in only his sixth Feature start with the Series. While happy with the result, it was a bit of a bittersweet moment for the 19-year-old as he felt a potential victory slipped away.

“I’m really happy with our speed, but I’m a little disappointed with some of the mistakes I made,” Axsom admitted. “But you’ve got to race with these guys to learn and make mistakes and then pick yourself up from it and learn. Leading it’s tough to tell where to run. Obviously Gio was running through the hole in (Turn) 3 and got a big run of me carrying a lot more speed through (Turns) 3 and 4. After I moved up, I felt really good. I just made some mistakes and let some professionals get by me that have been doing it a while. Obviously, I’m happy with our speed, but I want to win.”

Carson Macedo and Logan Schuchart completed the top five.

A 24th to 14th drive earned Cale Thomas the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

Carson Macedo earned a Series-leading eighth Simpson Quick Time of 2024 is Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three and Four belonged to Giovanni Scelzi (49th Heat Race win of career), Garet Williamson (third of career), and David Gravel (260th of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Sheldon Haudenschild (113th of career).

Buddy Kofoid topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

Kerry Madsen won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to Brock Zearfoss.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars head to Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway on July 12-13 for the Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap live on DIRTVision.


NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps): 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[4]; 2. 83-Michael Kofoid[1]; 3. 27-Emerson Axsom[2]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[10]; 6. 2-David Gravel[3]; 7. 83SR-James McFadden[9]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz[7]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog[13]; 10. 23-Garet Williamson[6]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]; 12. 45-Landon Brooks[11]; 13. 24D-Danny Sams III[15]; 14. 17GP-Cale Thomas[24]; 15. 55-Kerry Madsen[21]; 16. 73-Scotty Thiel[22]; 17. 6-Kelby Watt[17]; 18. 7S-Landon Crawley[14]; 19. 70-Kraig Kinser[20]; 20. 14-Sean Rayhall[18]; 21. 2W-Scott Neitzel[19]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16]; 23. 29-Logan McCandless[12]; 24. 24T-Christopher Thram[23]

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Feature Results
14+318Giovanni Scelzi 400.00026Running150$20,000
21-183Michael Kofoid 40-0.9002Running146$8,000
32-127Emerson Axsom 40-2.15112Running144$5,000
45+141Carson Macedo 40-3.633Running142$3,200
510+51SLogan Schuchart 40-4.341Running140$2,800
63-32David Gravel 40-10.761Running138$2,600
79+283SRJames McFadden 40-11.147Running136$2,400
87-115Donny Schatz 40-12.142Running134$2,300
913+417BBill Balog 40-13.791Running132$2,200
106-423Garet Williamson 39-1 LapsRunning130$2,000
118-317Sheldon Haudenschild 39-1 LapsRunning128$1,800
1211-145Landon Brooks 39-1 LapsRunning126$1,600
1315+224DDanny Sams III39-1 LapsRunning124$1,400
1424+1017GPCale Thomas 39-1 LapsRunning122$1,200
1521+655Kerry Madsen 39-1 LapsRunning120$1,200
1622+673Scotty Thiel 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,200
171706Kelby Watt 39-1 LapsRunning116$1,200
1814-47SLandon Crawley 38-2 LapsRunning114$1,200
1920+170Kraig Kinser 38-2 LapsRunning112$1,200
2018-214Sean Rayhall 21-19 LapsDNF110$1,200
2119-22WScott Neitzel 10-30 LapsDNF108$1,200
2216-63ZBrock Zearfoss 8-32 LapsDNF106$1,200
2312-1129Logan McCandless 8-32 LapsDNF104$1,200
2423-124TChristopher Thram 7-33 LapsDNF102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Cale Thomas
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
11055Kerry Madsen 120.00012Running0$0
22073Scotty Thiel 12-0.869Running0$0
34+124TChristopher Thram 12-1.677Running0$0
43-117GPCale Thomas 12-3.451Running0$0
57+247Todd King 12-9.294Running90$500
660W20Greg Wilson 12-10.055Running90$400
75-243Jereme Schroeder 11-1 LapsRunning90$350
89+188Christopher Flick 11-1 LapsRunning90$300
910+126RPreston Ruh 11-1 LapsRunning90$300
108-21Tommy Colburn 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1111010VMatt VandeVere 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1212074NLuke Nellis 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
Dash 1 Results
11083Michael Kofoid 00.000Running0$0
24+227Emerson Axsom 0-1.757Running0$0
32-12David Gravel 0-3.002Running0$0
46+218Giovanni Scelzi 0-3.824Running0$0
55041Carson Macedo 0-4.739Running0$0
63-323Garet Williamson 0-5.790Running0$0
78+115Donny Schatz 0-6.395Running0$0
87-117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-7.813Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+118Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running
21-141Carson Macedo 0-0.857Running
34+183SRJames McFadden 0-4.388Running
46+217BBill Balog 0-5.688Running
53-26Kelby Watt 0-6.389Running
67+117GPCale Thomas 0-7.610Running
75-273Scotty Thiel 0-8.554Running
88026RPreston Ruh 0-6.307Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
22083Michael Kofoid 0-1.191Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 0-3.608Running
4407SLandon Crawley 0-5.739Running
55014Sean Rayhall 0-7.424Running
66024TChristopher Thram 0-8.573Running
77047Todd King 0-11.156Running
88010VMatt VandeVere 0129.478Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+123Garet Williamson 00.000Running
25+315Donny Schatz 0-1.754Running
31-245Landon Brooks 0-2.716Running
44024DDanny Sams III0-3.349Running
56+12WScott Neitzel 0-4.435Running
68+243Jereme Schroeder 0-6.543Running
7701Tommy Colburn 0122.470Running
83-555Kerry Madsen 0370.987Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
22027Emerson Axsom 0-2.283Running
33029Logan McCandless 0-3.000Running
45+13ZBrock Zearfoss 0-8.876Running
54-170Kraig Kinser 0-11.219Running
660W20Greg Wilson 0-12.003Running
77088Christopher Flick 0-2.213Running
88074NLuke Nellis 0132.806Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.5660.000
2817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.614-0.048
31245Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA11.624-0.058
4302David Gravel Watertown, CT11.634-0.068
51718Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.677-0.111
61083Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.680-0.114
71423Garet Williamson Columbia, MO11.693-0.127
82827Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN11.700-0.134
9226Kelby Watt Adel, IA11.710-0.144
10211SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.726-0.160
112355Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.737-0.171
12429Logan McCandless Mercer, PA11.738-0.172
13283SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.751-0.185
1437SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.774-0.208
151524DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.782-0.216
162570Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.807-0.241
17173Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI11.875-0.309
183214Sean Rayhall Boston, MA11.876-0.310
191815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.877-0.311
20273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.886-0.320
212417BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.887-0.321
22624TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN11.927-0.361
23112WScott Neitzel Beaver Dam, WI12.035-0.469
2420W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.131-0.565
25717GPCale Thomas Fairland, IN12.132-0.566
26947Todd King Sheboygan Falls, WI12.177-0.611
27161Tommy Colburn New Berlin, WI12.327-0.761
283188Christopher Flick Beaver Dam, WI12.443-0.877
291326RPreston Ruh Elkhart Lake, WI12.515-0.949
301910VMatt VandeVere Zion, IL12.583-1.017
312943Jereme Schroeder Lake Villa, IL12.894-1.328
32574NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN60.000-48.434
Hot Laps Results
1302David Gravel Watertown, CT11.6840.000
22641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.716-0.032
32355Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.791-0.107
4273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.841-0.157
5817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.857-0.173
62417BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.881-0.197
71524DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.887-0.203
81245Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA11.897-0.213
9211SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.897-0.213
101718Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.913-0.229
11226Kelby Watt Adel, IA11.915-0.231
121083Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.008-0.324
131423Garet Williamson Columbia, MO12.012-0.328
142827Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN12.021-0.337
153214Sean Rayhall Boston, MA12.027-0.343
161815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.061-0.377
172570Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.082-0.398
1820W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.183-0.499
19624TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN12.303-0.619
20283SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.330-0.646
21161Tommy Colburn New Berlin, WI12.389-0.705
221910VMatt VandeVere Zion, IL12.418-0.734
23173Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI12.425-0.741
24947Todd King Sheboygan Falls, WI12.577-0.893
253188Christopher Flick Beaver Dam, WI12.580-0.896
26717GPCale Thomas Fairland, IN12.591-0.907
2737SLandon Crawley Benton, AR12.679-0.995
28429Logan McCandless Mercer, PA12.724-1.040
291326RPreston Ruh Elkhart Lake, WI12.798-1.114
30112WScott Neitzel Beaver Dam, WI12.800-1.116
312943Jereme Schroeder Lake Villa, IL12.925-1.241
32574NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN13.231-1.547
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Beaver Dam Raceway
N7086 Raceway Road
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 

Event Description

"The Greatest Show on Dirt" invades Wisconsin with an extended stay at Beaver Dam in honor of the late Jim Boyd.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
Racing to follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Adult Pit Combo $52 (Pit pass and reserved seat purchased in advance)
Child Pit Combo (Ages 12-under): $28
Adult Reserved: $49
Child Reserved: $25
Adult General Admission: $45
Child (6-12) General Admission: $25
Kids 5 and under FREE GA
Race Day Adult Pit Pass $50
Race Day Child Pit Pass $35



Grandstand Type
Bleacher style; Chair backs in top 2 rows of section B & C

Reserved Seating
Upper rows in each section

Family Section Location

Pit Pass Price
Adult: $50
Child (0-12): $35
Upgrade any ticket to a Pit Pass for $10 on Race Day

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian with signed Minor Waiver

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
There are no camping facilities at the Beaver Dam Raceway

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Upper rows in each section

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher style; Chair backs in top 2 rows of section B & C

Stadium Seating
Stadium seating is allowed

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian with signed Minor Waiver

Personal Coolers
No personal Coolers allowed


Alcohol Sales
Beaver Dam Raceway serves both beer and hard liquor.

Smoking Policy
There is NO SMOKING allowed within the Raceway except for designated areas

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
There are no camping facilities at the Beaver Dam Raceway

Track Info  

Beaver Dam Raceway
N7086 Raceway Road
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 

Track Phone
(920) 887-1600

Track Size

Track Type

Sprint Car Track Record
11.025 by Sheldon Haudenschild on 6/17/2022

Late Model Track Record
13.104 by Frank Heckenast Jr. on 6/30/21

Closest Airport
39 miles: Madison, WI (MSN / KMSN) Dane County Regional Airport

Other Airport
65 miles: Appleton, WI (ATW / KATW) Outagamie County Regional Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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