Jason Johnson Classic
Saturday, April 09, 2022
Event Info

Jason Johnson Classic
April 9, 2022
Lake Ozark Speedway
50 Twiggy Lane
Eldon, MO 

Event Description
"The Ragin' Cajun" is remembered as the Outlaws battle for $15,000 in the always-emotional Jason Johnson Classic. This year, the new Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series joins their winged siblings for $5,000 to win.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
11.111 seconds by Jason Sides on 10/19/19

Event Schedule
12:00PM Pit Gates open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
5:00 PM Drivers Meeting
6:00PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:00PM Opening Ceremonies


*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
Reserved Seating
Yes

Type of Grandstand
Lake Ozark Speedway offers bleacher style seating in its grandstands.

Stadium Seating
Lake Ozark Speedway does allow stadium seats in its grandstand.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap seating is the concreate platform at the bottom of sections F-K.

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows.

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed to be brought into the grandstands.

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Lake Ozark Speedway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Lake Ozark Speedway has a no smoking policy in the grandstands.

Family Section
Lake Ozark Speedway does not have a Family Section.

Parking Cost
Parking on speedway property is free of charge.

Camping Availability
onsite

Closest Airport
Columbia, MO (COU / KCOU) Columbia Regional Airport

Other Airport
Waynesville, MO (TBN / KTBN) Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport

Track Info

Lake Ozark Speedway
50 Twiggy Lane
Eldon, MO 

Track Phone
(573) 418-0565

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.333; semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.111 seconds by Jason Sides on 10/19/19

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

FOR THE NICE GUYS: Jacob Allen Returns to Victory Lane in Jason Johnson Classic

Jacob Allen decided enough was enough on Saturday night.

As he watched the lead slip from his grasp, all of the heartbreaking losses, the close calls, and the what could have beens flashed before his eyes. At that moment, Allen made a deal with himself – “I’m not losing this race. I can’t run second again.”

It was like the 27-year-old native of Hanover, PA shape-shifted into a brand new man and introduced us to a Jacob Allen who simply refused to lose. He seized every opportunity he saw from the battle through traffic with Brady Bacon down to the Lap 27 pass which ultimately decided the race.

Chasing a perfect night at Lake Ozark Speedway, Allen struggled with backmarkers early on and gave the lead away on Lap 12. He promptly sat up in the seat and got it back, but another bobble on Lap 20 sent him faltering to second again as Brady Bacon appeared ready to claim his first-ever World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

Allen had other plans, however. He kept the Shark Racing #1A within striking distance and when the right rear tire on Bacon’s #21H began going flat, he saw the door open and kicked it right in. The pair made slight contact twice on Lap 27 as Allen snuck underneath Bacon and muscled his way to the lead and victory lane.

“I feel like I’ve always been known as Mr. Nice Guy,” an emotional Allen said. “But I felt like I couldn’t lose this, I just couldn’t run second again. I’ve lost so many times and I’ve fallen backward so many times. I knew he might not like me for it, but I had to do what I had to do. I respect Brady [Bacon] a lot and he’s probably one of the winningest guys in the pit area, but I just had to nudge him a bit because I needed this win.”

At the tune of $15,000, the Jason Johnson Classic victory is easily the biggest of Allen’s career. It’s his second-ever win with the World of Outlaws and his first since September of 2020. The extra special win at the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends also came aboard the Bobby Allen throwback scheme with Jacob’s father in attendance to enjoy the moment.”

“Jason Johnson’s program was and is still family-based just like mine,” Allen said about how special this win was. “I have the utmost respect for that entire family and their team. I can’t thank Jack, Tyler, Ron, Ben, Logan, dad, and Hannah enough. They’ve been through everything with me and they could’ve given up, but they don’t. $15,000 is sick.”

Bacon (21H) and Allen (1A) swapped the lead four times at Lake Ozark. [Trent Gower]

Outside of Allen’s return to victory lane, Brady Bacon’s prowess was easily the biggest story of the night. The Broken Arrow, OK native is a four-time USAC National Sprint Car champion and one of the most recognized non-wing racers in the world, but on this night he was taking it to The Greatest Show on Dirt.

In his first-ever race aboard the TKH Motorsports #21H Sprint Car, Bacon was nearly flawless at Lake Ozark. He timed in second-quick, ran second in his Heat, finished third in the Dash, and led nine laps before a flat right rear tire spoiled his shot at winning his first-ever World of Outlaws Feature.

“It’s tough to swallow,” Bacon added, after finishing 17th at the line. “It just wasn’t meant to be. I’m really proud of our effort on this new operation with the Hinck’s, though. All you can do is look forward to the next one and find a way to be better.”

Also capitalizing on Bacon’s misfortune was Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN, who scored a season-best second-place finish aboard the CJB Motorsports, Signing Day Sports #5. It’s the fourth-straight top-10 finish for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender (second-best active streak) as he and crew chief Barry Jackson continue to gel well.

“I think we’re as fast anyone right now,” Bayston said from the podium. “Some things haven’t gone our way, but we’ve made the most of the opportunities we’ve been given. This is what these guys deserve to be up here on the frontstretch. The first part of this year is all new to me, but we’ve done a great job of attacking. I’m ready to get that first win out of the way.”

Limping home his own flat right rear was David Gravel of Watertown, CT, who barely hung on to finish third and score his sixth podium of the season in the Big Game Motorsports #2 at Lake Ozark.

“On a night like tonight we’re gonna be extremely happy with third,” Gravel grinned. “I saw Brady’s tire going down and knew I wasn’t far behind, but we barely held it together. Not ideal conditions, but I’m glad we got this in.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Allen (13th), Bayston (3rd), Gravel (177th). [Trent Gower]

Allen’s Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart matched his season-best result of fourth-place in the DuraMAX/Drydene #1S, while Brad Sweet earned another steady top-five finish in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Jason Johnson Classic was Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi, and Sheldon Haudenschild.

NOS NOTEBOOK (Lake Ozark Speedway, 4/9/22)

Jacob Allen’s second career victory makes him the 96th multi-time winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history and moves him beyond his uncle Joey Allen (1 win). It’s the 63rd Series victory for his family with another 30 wins from father Bobby Allen and 30 more from nephew Logan Schuchart.

Allen’s victory ends a 104-race dry spell since his first-career win which came on September 11, 2020 at Dodge City (KS) Raceway Park. He also became the fourth different winner through four years of the Jason Johnson Classic, joining Gravel, McFadden & Sweet.

The Shark Racing #1A recorded the first perfect night of the 2022 season by setting Slick Woody’s QuickTime Award (11.464), winning his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and winning the Jason Johnson Classic Feature.

UP NEXT (Fri) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will stay in the state of Missouri next weekend with a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on Friday & Saturday, April 15-16. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap on LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$15,000]; 2. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$6,225]; 3. 2-David Gravel [4][$3,725]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$3,025]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,725]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6][$2,525]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$2,425]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,325]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$2,275]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,225]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$1,825]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$1,625]; 13. 83-James McFadden [18][$1,425]; 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel [17][$1,325]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [13][$1,275]; 16. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$1,225]; 17. 21H-Brady Bacon [3][$1,225]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [19][$1,200]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,200]; 20. 73-Scotty Thiel [20][$1,200]; 21. 35-Zach Hampton [23][$1,200]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [16][$1,200]; 23. 17B-Bill Balog [24][$1,200]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$1,200]; 25. 7S-Jason Sides [25]. Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-11, 13-19, 28-30; Brady Bacon 12, 20-27. KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+5]

NEW Championship Standings (After 13/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,826); 2. David Gravel (-40); 3. Carson Macedo (-54); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-70); 5. Donny Schatz (-110); 6. James McFadden (-116); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (-120); 8. Logan Schuchart (-138); 9. Spencer Bayston (-156); 10. Jacob Allen (-190).

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Entries
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101AJacob Allen 300.00021Running150$15,000
2205Spencer Bayston 30-1.255Running146$6,225
34+12David Gravel 30-3.748Running144$3,725
47+31SLogan Schuchart 30-3.895Running142$3,025
55049Brad Sweet 30-4.360Running140$2,725
6603ZBrock Zearfoss 30-7.244Running138$2,525
712+524Rico Abreu 30-7.531Running136$2,425
89+119Brent Marks 30-7.536Running134$2,325
910+118Giovanni Scelzi 30-8.062Running132$2,275
108-217Sheldon Haudenschild 30-8.544Running130$2,225
1111055Hunter Schuerenberg 30-9.200Running128$1,825
1214+215Donny Schatz 30-9.805Running126$1,625
1318+583James McFadden 30-10.086Running124$1,425
1417+38Aaron Reutzel 30-10.645Running122$1,325
1513-221Brian Brown 30-12.088Running120$1,275
1615-141Carson Macedo 30-12.980Running118$1,225
173-1421HBrady Bacon 30-13.6109Running116$1,225
1819+17BCTyler Courtney 30-13.659Running114$1,200
1922+311KKraig Kinser 30-14.572Running112$1,200
2020073Scotty Thiel 29-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2123+235Zach Hampton 29-1 LapsRunning108$1,200
2216-625J.J. Hickle 29-1 LapsRunning106$1,200
2324+117BBill Balog 16-14 LapsRunning104$1,200
2421-315HSam Hafertepe Jr14-16 LapsRunning102$1,200
252507SJason Sides 0-30 LapsRunning102$200
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11015HSam Hafertepe Jr120.00012Running0$0
23+111KKraig Kinser 12-1.818Running0$0
32-135Zach Hampton 12-2.550Running0$0
48+417BBill Balog 12-3.169Running0$0
56+19KKevin Thomas Jr12-3.216Running90$300
65-13Ayrton Gennetten 12-5.774Running90$250
710+320GNoah Gass 12-8.642Running90$225
87-123BBrian Bell 12-9.307Running90$200
911+251BJoe B. Miller 12-9.598Running90$200
1013+350KKyle Bellm 12-9.762Running90$200
119-222Riley Goodno 12-11.111Running90$200
1217+53NJake Neuman 12-11.364Running90$200
1314+197Alan Gilbertson 12-12.967Running90$200
1418+46Bill Rose 12-13.198Running90$200
1516+17BBen Brown 12-15.233Running90$200
164-127SJason Sides 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1715-221RGunner Ramey 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1812-624WGaret Williamson 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 80.0008Running
2205Spencer Bayston 8-1.101Running
34+121HBrady Bacon 8-2.000Running
43-12David Gravel 8-3.082Running
55049Brad Sweet 8-3.734Running
68+23ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.371Running
76-11SLogan Schuchart 5-3 LapsRunning
87-117Sheldon Haudenschild 5-3 LapsRunning
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 100.00010Running
2201SLogan Schuchart 10-1.176Running
34+119Brent Marks 10-1.577Running
45+121Brian Brown 10-3.909Running
57+28Aaron Reutzel 10-4.076Running
63-315HSam Hafertepe Jr10-6.179Running
76-13Ayrton Gennetten 10-8.704Running
89+122Riley Goodno 10-11.166Running
910+150KKyle Bellm 10-11.878Running
108-23NJake Neuman 10-13.888Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 110.0004Running
21-121HBrady Bacon 11-1.2677Running
34+155Hunter Schuerenberg 11-2.603Running
43-141Carson Macedo 11-2.934Running
56+17BCTyler Courtney 11-3.697Running
67+111KKraig Kinser 11-3.956Running
75-223BBrian Bell 11-4.886Running
88051BJoe B. Miller 11-5.651Running
99021RGunner Ramey 11-7.486Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 100.00010Running
2205Spencer Bayston 10-2.492Running
33018Giovanni Scelzi 10-3.459Running
45+115Donny Schatz 10-3.810Running
54-183James McFadden 10-3.837Running
6607SJason Sides 10-10.735Running
77017BBill Balog 10-11.357Running
88020GNoah Gass 10-11.907Running
910+197Alan Gilbertson 9-1 LapsRunning
109-16Bill Rose 9-1 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 100.00010Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 10-1.156Running
34+124Rico Abreu 10-3.560Running
46+225J.J. Hickle 10-8.715Running
53-273Scotty Thiel 10-10.752Running
68+29KKevin Thomas Jr10-11.638Running
75-235Zach Hampton 10-13.978Running
87-124WGaret Williamson 10-14.599Running
9907BBen Brown 0-10 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1161AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.4640.000
2621HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK11.490-0.026
3191SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.541-0.077
4152David Gravel Watertown, CT11.543-0.079
5515HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.544-0.080
6441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.546-0.082
7919Brent Marks Myerstown, PA11.551-0.087
8855Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO11.632-0.168
9121Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.664-0.200
101123BBrian Bell Arlington, TN11.681-0.217
11183Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.689-0.225
12177BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.733-0.269
13108Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX11.738-0.274
141411KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.780-0.316
1573NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL11.821-0.357
161351BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO11.953-0.489
171222Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA12.236-0.772
18321RGunner Ramey Sedalia, MO12.439-0.975
19250KKyle Bellm Nixa, MO12.439-0.975
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1149Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.5880.000
223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.633-0.045
365Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.651-0.063
41017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.714-0.126
51418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.792-0.204
6473Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI11.793-0.205
71883James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.876-0.288
8724Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.939-0.351
91515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.967-0.379
10835Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN12.032-0.444
1157SJason Sides Bartlett, TN12.041-0.453
12925J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA12.088-0.500
131317BBill Balog North Pole, AK12.115-0.527
14324WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO12.124-0.536
151220GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.129-0.541
16169KKevin Thomas JrCullman, AL12.345-0.757
17116Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.355-0.767
18197BBen Brown Marshall, MO12.395-0.807
191797Alan Gilbertson Kasson, MN12.674-1.086

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