SoCal Showdown
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Event Info

SoCal Showdown
March 26, 2022
Perris Auto Speedway
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 

Event Description
Perris Auto Speedway's 1/2-mile concludes the Spring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Cali Swing.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
13.875 seconds by Danny Lasoski on 2/23/02

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
bleacher style with some seat backs (top 5 rows)

Stadium Seating
no stadium chairs allowed

Handicapped Seating
In the front, along front straight away of turn 1 and 4

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

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
$8.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
General Admission Camping Is available for $25 a night. Dry camping only.

Closest Airport
Ontario, CA (ONT / KONT) LA/Ontario International Airport

Other Airport
Santa Ana, CA (SNA / KSNA) John Wayne Airport

Track Info

Perris Auto Speedway
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 

Track Phone
(951) 940-0134

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Size & Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
13.875 seconds by Danny Lasoski on 2/23/02

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

ZERO TO HERO: David Gravel & Big Game Motorsports Rebound for Perris Victory

Any of the 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions will tell you that the ability to battle adversity is crucial in climbing the mountaintop.

If you’re one of the best, you’re certainly going to experience a fair share of glorious moments over the course of a 90-race schedule, but you’re not exempt from the bumps in the road. It’s about how you handle those moments that define your season.

On Saturday, David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports passed their first true test of the season with flying colors. From on the wrecker with a junked race car at 10pm Friday night to basking in victory lane’s confetti at 10pm on Saturday, the #2 boys excelled with an A+ bounce back.

“This feels really good,” a relieved Gravel said post-race. “I feel like we’ve been in contention to win every race this year but maybe one, so to have a 15th & 23rd following that start to the season was a bit depressing. We knew we were fast every night, but the results just didn’t show for it. These guys busted their asses today to make this possible. They woke up super early, built this new car, and it all paid off.”

A 7am alarm clock and all-day effort from Cody Jacobs, Trey Bowman, and Zach Patterson eventually led to the new car being finished just before hot laps. From there, Gravel took the wheel and did what he does best – timing in second, winning the heat, and topping a wild 30-lapper at Perris Auto Speedway.

To seal the deal on the rewarding comeback, Gravel was forced to manage a race that featured the most lead changes this season. He and Carson Macedo swapped the top spot on five occasions, including a pair of sliders on Lap 28 as things got heated. The Watertown, CT native then survived a green-white-checkered to bank his 71st career win and second of the 2022 season.

“When the #41 slid me like that I was ready to go and I was gonna give it right back at him,” Gravel commented on his battle with Macedo. “Those cautions were killing me, but it all worked out. These guys had to strip down the junked car, build this kit car today, and I’m glad I can reward them with a win. We deserved this win.”

Gravel & Macedo Offered a Season-High Five Lead Changes at Perris. [Trent Gower]

Finishing second for the second-straight night was Corey Day, a teenager who continues to steal headlines across the nation. On Friday, he set the record for youngest runner-up in World of Outlaws history at 16 years, 3 months, 27 days. On Saturday, he took to the PAS 1/2-mile one day wiser and backed up his performance with another P2 effort against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

The Clovis, CA native and prodigy of two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers dealt with his own slice of adversity, too. Contact with Macedo at the start of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash sent the #14 flipping before he even had a shot to race for the pole position. After repairs were made, Day started sixth in the Feature and drove forward to earn his second podium in his third-career start.

“Running second against the Outlaws is cool enough, but then to do it two nights in a row is crazy,” said Corey, the son of former west coast sprint car star Ronnie Day. “I watch these guys on DIRTvision every single week and try to learn as much as possible, especially when I’m racing against them. I messed up that last restart again like I did last night, but it’s a teaching moment.”

Finishing third was Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. He paced the opening seven laps on Saturday, then again controlled laps 9-12, and briefly commanded lap 28, but ultimately took the final step of the podium.

Going for his 20th career win – 5th in his home state of California – Macedo was all over Gravel for the win until a tiny mistake sent the Phil Dietz prepared machine over the cushion and backward at the white flag. It’s their third podium in 10 races as JJR continues to build a championship-contending operation.

“To win these Outlaw races you can’t make any mistakes, and I made too many tonight,” Macedo admitted on the frontstretch. “I felt strong early on, but definitely stalled out when I hit traffic. It’s so tough to be the leader in those situations because you just don’t know where to go. I threw a couple of things at David, but couldn’t land them right in front of him. I just need to get a little sharper.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Gravel (176th), Day (2nd), Macedo (44th). [Trent Gower]

Closing out the top-five on Saturday night was championship leader Brad Sweet in fourth-place aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, and Sheldon Haudenschild with a west coast best of fifth-place in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Rounding out the top-10 at Perris was D.J. Netto in the Netto Ag #88N, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26, and Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

NOS NOTEBOOK (Perris Auto Speedway, 3/27/22)

David Gravel’s 71st career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him to one away from tying Jac Haudenschild for 12th on the All-Time Win List. He’s only 13 wins away from reaching Stevie Smith (84) to enter the top-10.

James McFadden was a contender for the win all throughout Saturday’s 30-lapper in the Roth Motorsports #83. The Australian was running second and tracking down David Gravel for the lead on Lap 26 when a right rear issue sent him to the pit area with a 22nd-place DNF.

Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, CA was in the hunt for his first-career World of Outlaws win before causing the final caution of the night. He was running third in the Scelzi Enterprises #41S and battling for second with Day & Macedo before spinning in turn two on the last lap.

Carson Macedo collected his 10th career Slick Woody’s QuickTime Award by circling Perris Auto Speedway in 14.125 seconds. He and David Gravel are the only drivers to top qualifying on multiple occasions through 10 races. NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Corey Day (1st career), David Gravel (187th career), and James McFadden (23rd career).

Macedo topped the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, while Logan Schuchart won the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown and followed that with a KSE Hard Charger Award by running 12th-from-19th.

UP NEXT (Tues) – After three weeks in California, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now begins the journey back east. The Greatest Show on Dirt has a busy week with three races including stops at Vado (NM) Speedway Park on Tuesday, March 29, Lawton (OK) Speedway on Friday, April 1, and Devil’s Bowl (TX) on Saturday, April 2.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (31 Laps, GWC) – 1. 2-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 14-Corey Day [6][$6,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,500]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [5][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [8][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [13][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,400]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$1,200]; 14. 24X-Chase Johnson [16][$1,100]; 15. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [20][$1,050]; 16. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 18. 88-Austin McCarl [21][$1,000]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 20. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [23][$1,000]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4][$1,000]; 22. 83-James McFadden [3][$1,000]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,000]; 24. 91R-Brody Roa [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-7, 9-12, 28; David Gravel 8, 13-27, 29-31. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 10/85 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (1,400); 2. Carson Macedo (-20); 3. David Gravel (-22); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-46); 5. Giovanni Scelzi (-88); 6. James McFadden (-98); 7. Donny Schatz (-100); 8. Logan Schuchart (-104); 9. Cory Eliason (-106); 10. Spencer Bayston (-148).

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Entries
World of Outlaws Late Model Entries
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Entries
Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12David Gravel 310.00019Running150$10,000
26+414Corey Day 31-1.563Running146$6,000
31-241Carson Macedo 31-2.27112Running144$3,500
47+349Brad Sweet 31-2.783Running142$2,800
59+417Sheldon Haudenschild 31-3.281Running140$2,500
65-188ND.J. Netto 31-3.870Running138$2,300
711+41AJacob Allen 31-4.446Running136$2,200
8805Spencer Bayston 31-5.392Running134$2,100
913+426Cory Eliason 31-5.854Running132$2,050
1010015Donny Schatz 31-6.050Running130$2,000
1112+118Giovanni Scelzi 31-6.478Running128$1,600
1219+71SLogan Schuchart 31-6.633Running126$1,400
1315+224Rico Abreu 31-7.010Running124$1,200
1416+224XChase Johnson 31-7.370Running122$1,100
1520+521Mitchell Faccinto 31-7.781Running120$1,050
1617+183JRKerry Madsen 31-8.176Running118$1,000
1718+111KKraig Kinser 31-8.966Running116$1,000
1821+388Austin McCarl 31-9.415Running114$1,000
1922+37SJason Sides 31-10.149Running112$1,000
2023+319AZTanner Thorson 31-10.806Running110$1,000
214-1741SDominic Scelzi 28-3 LapsRunning108$1,000
223-1983James McFadden 25-6 LapsRunning106$1,000
2314-93ZBrock Zearfoss 21-10 LapsRunning104$1,000
2424091RBrody Roa 19-12 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 120.00012Running0$0
22021Mitchell Faccinto 12-1.898Running0$0
34+188Austin McCarl 12-3.414Running0$0
43-17SJason Sides 12-4.504Running0$0
56+119AZTanner Thorson 12-6.753Running0$0
67+191RBrody Roa 12-8.525Running0$0
75-220GNoah Gass 12-11.734Running90$300
8806Bill Rose 11-1 LapsRunning90$250
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 60.0006Running
25+32David Gravel 6-1.661Running
34+183James McFadden 6-3.611Running
46+241SDominic Scelzi 6-4.399Running
53-288ND.J. Netto 6-5.224Running
62-414Corey Day 0-6 LapsRunning
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+114Corey Day 80.0008Running
21-141Carson Macedo 8-0.480Running
34+149Brad Sweet 8-1.276Running
45+115Donny Schatz 8-3.074Running
53-226Cory Eliason 8-4.251Running
68+224XChase Johnson 8-6.457Running
76-11SLogan Schuchart 8-6.624Running
87-188Austin McCarl 8-7.907Running
99091RBrody Roa 8-9.044Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
22088ND.J. Netto 8-1.073Running
34+15Spencer Bayston 8-2.165Running
43-11AJacob Allen 8-4.036Running
5503ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.945Running
67+183JRKerry Madsen 8-6.721Running
76-121Mitchell Faccinto 8-7.032Running
88020GNoah Gass 8-12.218Running
9906Bill Rose 8-12.413Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+383James McFadden 80.0008Running
22041SDominic Scelzi 8-0.344Running
36+317Sheldon Haudenschild 8-1.364Running
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 8-1.909Running
51-424Rico Abreu 8-3.771Running
65-111KKraig Kinser 8-5.423Running
78+17SJason Sides 8-5.994Running
87-119AZTanner Thorson 8-8.424Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.1250.000
212David Gravel Watertown, CT14.287-0.162
3924Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.324-0.199
41814Corey Day Clovis, CA14.328-0.203
52188ND.J. Netto Hanford, CA14.344-0.219
61941SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA14.363-0.238
71426Cory Eliason Visalia, CA14.367-0.242
8121AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.375-0.250
92618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.394-0.269
10449Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.413-0.288
11255Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.414-0.289
121383James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.422-0.297
13815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.433-0.308
1423ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.489-0.364
15511KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN14.509-0.384
16221SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.533-0.408
17721Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA14.551-0.426
182417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.558-0.433
191688Austin McCarl Altoona, IA14.609-0.484
202083JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA14.629-0.504
21319AZTanner Thorson Minden, NV14.703-0.578
22624XChase Johnson Penngrove, CA14.747-0.622
231720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.848-0.723
24157SJason Sides Bartlett, TN14.880-0.755
251191RBrody Roa Buena Park, CA15.009-0.884
26106Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.389-1.264

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