BeFour the Crowns Showdown
Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH
Friday, September 23, 2022
Event Info

BeFour the Crowns Showdown
September 23, 2022
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Event Description
"The Big E" hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the final time in 2022.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Late Model Track Record
14.761 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 10/12/18

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

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

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Stadium Seating
they must be a maximum of 17" wide, not impede aisles, and may not have arms.

Handicapped Seating
The top row of main grandstand and terrace sections. Reserved seats are recommended. Companion seating is available, please request when ordering tickets. Chair not provided.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older. Minors aged 14 through 17 require fully completed Minor Waiver & Parental Consent form.

Personal Coolers
Yes, personal coolers are allowed in the track. Maximum size is 14" in any direction. Glass items are prohibited. Fans cannot bring in their own alcohol.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Concessions

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
State law prohibits smoking in all spectator areas, buildings, structures and lines. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.

Parking Cost
$5.00 or FREE

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup, showers, sanitary facility, waste services

Closest Airport
Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Other Airport
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport

Track Info

Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Track Phone
(937) 338-3815

Ticket Phone
(937) 338-3815

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Mufflers not required

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

RICOOO: Abreu Aces Eldora's #4Crown, Snaps Four-Year Winless Streak with World of Outlaws

Stop the count. The drought is over. Rico Abreu is once again a winner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Rowdy Energy, Lucas Oil Products #24 led the final 24 laps of Friday’s “BeFour The Crowns Showdown” at Eldora Speedway, earning his ninth career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt and snapping a four-year winless streak with the Series in the process.

Bound and determined to overcome the agony of 105 consecutive losses, the St. Helena, CA native fended off a fury of four different challengers including Spencer Bayston, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, and James McFadden throughout the 30-lap affair. After sliding by Bayston on Lap 6, the 30-year-old fan favorite never relinquished the lead but could feel the full-time Outlaws breathing down his neck the whole time.

Friday’s win not only brought Rico back to NOS Energy Drink Victory Lane for the first time since September 8, 2018, but it also marked his first World of Outlaws win since the off-season addition of eventual Hall of Fame Crew Chief, Ricky Warner.

“This is a huge confidence booster,” a relieved Rico told a joyous Eldora crowd. “As race car drivers, you become so hard on yourself through these slumps inconsistencies. We built another new team this year and I’m just so thankful to have Ricky Warner in my corner. He makes any driver look outstanding. The chemistry in our team is showing, it’s just awesome to be with such a great group.”

Abreu fought off Bayston, Sweet, McFadden & Schatz for Friday’s Feature win at Eldora. [Trent Gower]
Abreu is now a four-time winner of Eldora’s #4Crown Nationals, adding a World of Outlaws win with an All Stars triumph and pair of USAC National Midget victories. More than anything, it’s momentum ahead of the 40th Kings Royal coming soon in July 2023.

“Standing up here against the World of Outlaws is what it’s all about,” Abreu added. “Everything we do here is learning, practicing, and collecting data for when the Crown Jewel races come back in the summer. I never, ever thought in a million years that I would win a race on the bottom at Eldora Speedway, but that shows how comfortable my car is right now. These guys made some last-minute adjustments before we pushed off, and they nailed it.”

Falling short by 1.051-seconds at the checkered flag, McFadden collected his fourth runner-up result of the year and 10th podium finish since joining Roth Motorsports. Although the Australian is starving for that first win of 2022, he was relatively amped with the chance to beat the boards one more time at one of his favorite tracks on the schedule.

“I was pounding the top so hard right there,” J-Mac said with a big grin. “That’s why I come to Eldora, it’s such a blast. I actually got through to the front on the bottom, but the top was coming in during that last run so I just started hitting it harder and harder. I’m happy with a second-place tonight because I know it’ll come to us if we keep putting ourselves in a position to win.”

Rounding out the podium after briefly challenging for the lead on the final restart was Donny Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15. The #10-time Series champion is now only six-points behind Sheldon Haudenschild in the battle for fourth-place in the championship.

“We just needed to better at the end, and that’s a recurring problem for us,” Schatz said. “We could kind of hang for three-to-five laps, but then I would just stall out. All I could do at that point was run the win back, keep the tires under it, and hang on. Rico didn’t make any mistakes tonight, so hats off to him. We’ll keep plugging away.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Abreu (28th), McFadden (35th), Schatz (737th). [Trent Gower]
Rounding out the top-10 on Friday night was Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Aaron Reutzel in the RSR #8.

NOS Notebook (Eldora Speedway, 9/24/22)

Rico Abreu’s ninth career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him in a tie with Keith Kauffman (Mifflintown, PA), Brent Kaeding (Campbell, CA), and Kenny Jacobs (Holmesville, OH) for 48th on the All-Time Win List.

Abreu’s now-snapped winless streak of both four years, 15 days, and 105 races was the longest of his World of Outlaws career – even longer than the time from his debut in 2011 to his first-career win in 2014.

James McFadden’s runner-up result puts him into a rare category with Jac Haudenschild, Bobby Allen, Tim Shaffer, Mark Kinser, Johnny Herrera, and Daryn Pittman as the seventh man in World of Outlaws history to record 10 podium finishes without any wins during a single season. He’ll have 10 races remaining to try and change that statistic.

After earning his first KSE Hard Charger Award of 2022 last week (22nd-to-2nd at Hanford), Jacob Allen did it again – this time driving from 21st-to-6th at Eldora in the Shark Racing #1A.

Speaking of Shark Racing, the Hanover, PA-based team joined the likes of modern-day powerhouses Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing, and Roth Motorsports by qualifying three cars (Schuchart, Allen, Myers) in one full-field World of Outlaws Feature.

David Gravel opened the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 12.625 seconds, nearly topping his own track record of 12.599 seconds – It’s his 96th career World of Outlaws QuickTime Award. Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races on Friday was David Gravel (203rd career), Tyler Courtney (10th career), Logan Schuchart (106th career), and Logan Seavey (2nd career).

After a vicious head-on crash to the inside wall down the frontstretch, Brock Zearfoss was checked and released from the infield care center at Eldora Speedway.

UP NEXT (Sat) – Tonight, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make a four-hour overnight haul from the western border of Ohio to the eastern border of Ohio. A Saturday showcase at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH awaits The Greatest Show on Dirt. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$10,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [9][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,800]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [11][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$2,300]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,200]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [10][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,050]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [18][$2,000]; 11. 2-David Gravel [8][$1,600]; 12. 11X-Buddy Kofoid [16][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,200]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2][$1,100]; 15. 11-Logan Seavey [6][$1,050]; 16. 9-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,000]; 17. 21H-Brady Bacon [17][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,000]; 20. 1M-Landon Myers [24][$1,000]; 21. 7S-Robbie Price [25][$]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [15][$1,000]; 23. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$1,000]; 24. 26-Zeb Wise [23][$1,000]; 25. 5TX-Travis Philo [22][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-6, Rico Abreu 7-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+15]

NEW Championship Standings (64/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (7,926); 2. David Gravel (-88); 3. Carson Macedo (-96); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-234); 5. Donny Schatz (-240); 6. Logan Schuchart (-308); 7. James McFadden (-456); 8. Spencer Bayston (-526); 9. Jacob Allen (-648); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-862).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+224Rico Abreu 300.00024Running150$10,000
29+783James McFadden 30-1.051Running146$6,000
312+915Donny Schatz 30-1.636Running144$3,500
44049Brad Sweet 30-3.847Running142$2,800
510+541Carson Macedo 30-4.697Running140$2,500
621+151AJacob Allen 30-5.851Running138$2,300
71-65Spencer Bayston 30-6.3206Running136$2,200
811+313Justin Peck 30-7.112Running134$2,100
95-41SLogan Schuchart 30-8.580Running132$2,050
1019+98Aaron Reutzel 30-10.015Running130$2,000
118-32David Gravel 30-10.870Running128$1,600
1216+411XMichael Kofoid 30-11.062Running126$1,400
1318+511KKraig Kinser 30-13.215Running124$1,200
142-127BCTyler Courtney 30-13.661Running122$1,100
156-911Logan Seavey 30-15.287Running120$1,050
1613-39Kasey Kahne 29-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1717021HBrady Bacon 29-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1820+23ZBrock Zearfoss 18-12 LapsRunning114$1,000
1915-417Sheldon Haudenschild 18-12 LapsRunning112$1,000
2024+41MLandon Myers 18-12 LapsRunning110$1,000
2125+47SRobbie Price 17-13 LapsRunning108$1,000
2214-891Kyle Reinhardt 17-13 LapsRunning106$1,000
237-1655Hunter Schuerenberg 10-20 LapsRunning104$1,000
2423-126Zeb Wise 5-25 LapsRunning102$1,000
2522-35TXTravis Philo 5-25 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+31AJacob Allen 120.0003Running0$0
2205TXTravis Philo 12-2.3288Running0$0
312+926Zeb Wise 12-2.410Running0$0
43-11MLandon Myers 12-4.590Running0$0
59+497Greg Wilson 12-6.440Running90$300
6607SRobbie Price 12-8.908Running0$0
710+315HSam Hafertepe Jr12-9.319Running90$250
85-347XDylan Westbrook 12-9.684Running90$225
97-25TRyan Timms 12-11.5471Running90$200
108-24Sye Lynch 12-12.718Running90$200
1113+27Tyler Reeser 12-15.747Running90$200
1214+255TMcKenna Haase 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1311-219Trey Jacobs 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
141-1355VCole Macedo 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
C Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+17Tyler Reeser 100.00010Running0$0
26+455TMcKenna Haase 10-1.037Running0$0
38+520GNoah Gass 10-2.771Running90$150
41-385Dustin Daggett 10-5.223Running90$150
59+41Nate Dussel 10-5.732Running90$150
65-116CTylar Rankin 10-8.438Running90$125
710+356RRyan Myers 10-9.143Running90$125
83-511NAyrton Olsen 10-10.516Running90$125
94-5101J.J. Hickle 10-11.777Running90$125
1012+247Eric Riggins Jr10-12.089Running90$125
117-483XNate Reeser 10-13.395Running90$125
1211-13Ayrton Gennetten 0-10 LapsRunning90$125
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+25Spencer Bayston 60.0004Running
2207BCTyler Courtney 6-1.1842Running
31-224Rico Abreu 6-1.885Running
44049Brad Sweet 6-2.264Running
58+31SLogan Schuchart 6-3.822Running
66011Logan Seavey 6-4.629Running
75-255Hunter Schuerenberg 6-6.852Running
87-12David Gravel 6-7.329Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
22024Rico Abreu 8-2.939Running
34+183James McFadden 8-3.650Running
45+19Kasey Kahne 8-6.202Running
511+621HBrady Bacon 8-7.144Running
6601MLandon Myers 8-7.912Running
73-455VCole Macedo 8-9.127Running
88097Greg Wilson 8-10.487Running
97-285Dustin Daggett 8-12.274Running
109-116CTylar Rankin 8-12.878Running
1110-11Nate Dussel 8-13.808Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+17BCTyler Courtney 80.0008Running
21-155Hunter Schuerenberg 811.313Running
33041Carson Macedo 810.498Running
44091Kyle Reinhardt 89.235Running
55011KKraig Kinser 87.841Running
66047XDylan Westbrook 85.406Running
7705TRyan Timms 84.659Running
88019Trey Jacobs 82.116Running
99011NAyrton Olsen 81.060Running
1010083XNate Reeser 80.000Running
111103Ayrton Gennetten 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+21SLogan Schuchart 80.0001Running
21-15Spencer Bayston 8-0.1217Running
32-113Justin Peck 8-1.478Running
44017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-2.615Running
56+18Aaron Reutzel 8-4.256Running
67+11AJacob Allen 8-4.617Running
75-25TXTravis Philo 8-7.304Running
89+115HSam Hafertepe Jr8-7.624Running
910+17Tyler Reeser 8-11.275Running
108-255TMcKenna Haase 8-12.578Running
1111056RRyan Myers 8-14.247Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011Logan Seavey 80.0008Running
22049Brad Sweet 8-0.494Running
33015Donny Schatz 8-1.779Running
44011XMichael Kofoid 8-3.377Running
57+23ZBrock Zearfoss 8-6.334Running
6607SRobbie Price 8-7.950Running
75-24Sye Lynch 8-9.498Running
89+126Zeb Wise 8-10.481Running
910+1101J.J. Hickle 8-11.519Running
108-220GNoah Gass 8-12.165Running
1111047Eric Riggins Jr8-13.964Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
132David Gravel Watertown, CT12.6250.000
21855Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO12.777-0.152
32124Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.782-0.157
4227BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN12.823-0.198
51255VCole Macedo Lemoore, CA12.866-0.241
6841Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.872-0.247
71183James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.881-0.256
8791Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ12.883-0.258
9169Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.053-0.428
102011KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.110-0.485
11141MLandon Myers York, PA13.205-0.580
12647XDylan Westbrook Scotland, ON13.222-0.597
13185Dustin Daggett Grand Ledge, MI13.249-0.624
1455TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK13.253-0.628
151097Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.354-0.729
161519Trey Jacobs Shreve, OH13.358-0.733
171716CTylar Rankin Coldwater, MI13.411-0.786
181911NAyrton Olsen Indianapolis, IN13.421-0.796
19131Nate Dussel Bradner, OH13.433-0.808
20283XNate Reeser Circleville, OH13.472-0.847
21921HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK13.472-0.847
2243Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO13.472-0.847
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
135Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.6460.000
2711Logan Seavey Sutter, CA12.750-0.104
3213Justin Peck Monrovia, IN12.789-0.143
41549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.809-0.163
5111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.860-0.214
61815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.896-0.250
7517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.905-0.259
81311XMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.912-0.266
9105TXTravis Philo Waterville, OH12.914-0.268
1044Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA12.950-0.304
11148Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX13.001-0.355
12207SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.029-0.383
13121AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.081-0.435
14223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.098-0.452
15655TMcKenna Haase Des Moines, IA13.130-0.484
16820GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.159-0.513
172115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.212-0.566
181626Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.216-0.570
19177Tyler Reeser Orwigsburg, PA13.281-0.635
201101J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA13.300-0.654
211956RRyan Myers Lewisburg, OH13.343-0.697
22947Eric Riggins JrCharlotte, NC13.400-0.754

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