Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown @ Volusia
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Sunday, March 05, 2023
Race Recap  

SPRING FORWARD: Carson Macedo Wins First Round of Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown at Volusia

Carson Macedo has made March his favorite time to visit Volusia Speedway Park with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – specifically March 5.

In the Series’ second March visit to the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Sunday evening, Macedo won the first round of the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown and his second World of Outlaws victory at the track – the first came on March 5, 2021 (his first World of Outlaws win with Jason Johnson Racing) and the second on March 5, 2023.

“Hats off to my guys… They made that thing unbelievable to drive,” Macedo said. “It was incredible in traffic, and I think that’s what it was going to take to win tonight. I felt good enough to rotate and turn in traffic. It didn’t matter what was in front of you.”

The victory was the California driver’s 29th of his World of Outlaws career and fourth overall at Volusia.

When the 30-lap Feature commenced, Rookie of the Year contender Giovanni Scelzi positioned himself as the early favorite. After dominating the Toyota Dash, Scelzi kept that momentum going in the Feature, gapping the field by a second in the first lap.

He found the back of the field by Lap 5, forcing him to navigate an obstacle course of slower cars.

While he fought through the traffic, Macedo was on a mission behind. Cruising around the bottom, the Jason Johnson Racing driver passed Michael Kofoid for second on Lap 8 and then found Scelzi in front of him a lap later.

Diving under the KCP Racing #18 into Turn 1, Macedo perfected his line and powered ahead of Scelzi down the backstretch.

From there, Macedo went uncontested, holding a half of a track lead over Scelzi for a majority of the race. However, with three laps to go, nerves set in for the first time. Bill Rose slowed to a stop in Turn 4 bringing out the first caution of the night and bringing Scelzi to Macedo’s rear bumper.

When the green flag flew again, Scelzi’s good night turned into a nightmare. Due to an issue with his car on the restart, Scelzi and Kofoid collided, and Kasey Kahne nearly flipped after running over the right rear of Scelzi’s car.

Kofoid and Kahne continued – Kahne moving into third – but Kofoid went to the back after going to the Federated Car Care Work Zone and Scelzi was unable to finish.

The incident also moved David Gravel – who won the two season-opening events at Volusia in February – into second, giving Macedo another nervous moment before the restart.

And while Gravel kept Macedo within reach with two laps to go, Macedo found his rhythm on the final lap and gapped the Big Game Motorsports #2 car by half a straightaway before seeing the checkered flag.

“I knew [Gravel] was behind me,” Macedo said. “When you’ve been doing this long enough, you’re always looking up at the scoreboard. I was nervous on the first restart with Gio behind me because I knew he had a fast race car. I was nervous the top might get going. We hadn’t been out of traffic for a while… Then, with David behind me, David is such a good race car driver.”

Gravel extended his points lead and brought his results to first, first and second for the first three Feature events of 2023.

“I thought the stars were going to align there,” Gravel said. “We actually had a really good car. I got a good start and had a half a car length there on Buddy (Kofoid). Then, he crowded me, which he didn’t do anything wrong, but that let Carson get by me and that changed our race. I got a lot of good runs on Buddy and just couldn’t pass him. Luckily, I didn’t get involved in that crash.”

Kahne, even after nearly flipping when Scelzi had his issue on the restart, managed to bring his Fuel Me #9 car home in third – his best World of Outlaws finish since June of last year.

After having a mechanical issue in his Heat Race, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz earned the KSE Hard Charger by going from 21st to seventh in the 30-lap Feature.

Macedo takes the early lead of the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown six-race points battle – paying $10,000 to the driver with the most points at the end of the six-race series battle at Lincoln Speedway, March 18. The second highest earner will get $6,000 and third will get $4,000.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the Florida portion of the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown at Volusia Speedway Park, Monday, March 6. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action live on DIRTVision.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 2. 2-David Gravel[3]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne[6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[8]; 5. 21-Brian Brown[5]; 6. 83-James McFadden[9]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[21]; 8. 13-Justin Peck[12]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[14]; 12. 5-Spencer Bayston[13]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[19]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen[11]; 15. 8-Aaron Reutzel[17]; 16. 26-Zeb Wise[16]; 17. 11-Michael Kofoid[2]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass[18]; 19. 5T-Ryan Timms[15]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price[20]; 21. 97UK-Ryan Harrison[22]; 22. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 23. 6-Bill Rose[23]

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Feature Results
14+341Carson Macedo 300.00021Running150$10,000
23+12David Gravel 30-1.072Running146$5,500
36+39Kasey Kahne 30-2.413Running144$3,200
48+41SLogan Schuchart 30-3.120Running142$2,600
55021Brian Brown 30-3.811Running140$2,350
69+383James McFadden 30-4.586Running138$2,150
721+1415Donny Schatz 30-4.605Running136$2,100
812+413Justin Peck 30-5.344Running134$1,950
97-249Brad Sweet 30-5.500Running132$1,900
1010017Sheldon Haudenschild 30-6.270Running130$1,850
1114+315HSam Hafertepe Jr30-6.416Running128$1,400
1213+15Spencer Bayston 30-7.088Running126$1,200
1319+63ZBrock Zearfoss 30-7.669Running124$1,000
1411-31AJacob Allen 30-8.111Running122$950
1517+28Aaron Reutzel 30-8.486Running120$900
1616026Zeb Wise 30-8.921Running118$900
172-1511Michael Kofoid 30-9.245Running116$900
1818020GNoah Gass 29-1 LapsRunning114$900
1915-45TRyan Timms 29-1 LapsRunning112$900
202007SRobbie Price 29-1 LapsRunning110$900
2122+197UKRyan Harrison 28-2 LapsRunning108$900
221-2118Giovanni Scelzi 26-4 Laps9DNF106$900
232306Bill Rose 24-6 LapsDNF104$900
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Dash 1 Results
11018Giovanni Scelzi 60.0006Running0$0
22011Michael Kofoid 6-1.189Running0$0
36+32David Gravel 6-2.810Running0$0
43-141Carson Macedo 6-3.647Running0$0
54-121Brian Brown 6-4.457Running0$0
65-19Kasey Kahne 6-5.830Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
21-121Brian Brown 8-3.062Running
33049Brad Sweet 8-4.813Running
44017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-5.629Running
56+15Spencer Bayston 8-8.369Running
65-126Zeb Wise 8-9.166Running
78+13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-9.949Running
87-197UKRyan Harrison 8-11.306Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011Michael Kofoid 80.0008Running
23+19Kasey Kahne 8-2.458Running
32-11SLogan Schuchart 8-3.651Running
4401AJacob Allen 8-5.058Running
56+115HSam Hafertepe Jr8-5.804Running
65-18Aaron Reutzel 8-7.263Running
78+17SRobbie Price 8-11.012Running
87-16Bill Rose 8-12.167Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 80.0008Running
2202David Gravel 8-1.270Running
35+283James McFadden 8-3.432Running
43-113Justin Peck 8-4.655Running
56+15TRyan Timms 8-5.506Running
67+120GNoah Gass 8-6.295Running
74-315Donny Schatz 2-6 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
11821Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.6520.000
22111Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.806-0.154
32218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.870-0.218
4441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.873-0.221
5121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.913-0.261
632David Gravel Watertown, CT13.922-0.270
7849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.930-0.278
899Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.951-0.299
9613Justin Peck Monrovia, IN13.965-0.313
10117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.965-0.313
11171AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.996-0.344
12515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.038-0.386
131526Zeb Wise Angola, IN14.062-0.410
14118Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX14.087-0.435
151483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.117-0.465
16205Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.119-0.467
171015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.120-0.468
1875TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK14.121-0.469
191997UKRyan Harrison Rothwell, NTH14.313-0.661
20166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN14.373-0.721
21220GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.399-0.747
22133ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.613-0.961
23237SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.613-0.961
Hot Laps Results
11821Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.1170.000
22218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.259-0.142
3171AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.448-0.331
42111Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.491-0.374
5515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.623-0.506
61997UKRyan Harrison Rothwell, NTH14.655-0.538
7205Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.663-0.546
8237SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.686-0.569
932David Gravel Watertown, CT14.730-0.613
1099Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.769-0.652
11441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.772-0.655
12117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.792-0.675
131015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.892-0.775
141483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.925-0.808
15133ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.983-0.866
16118Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX15.030-0.913
17849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.045-0.928
18613Justin Peck Monrovia, IN15.057-0.940
1975TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK15.160-1.043
201526Zeb Wise Angola, IN15.202-1.085
21220GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.478-1.361
22166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.779-1.662
23121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.779-1.662
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Event Info  
Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown @ Volusia
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

Event Description
The Outlaws add another element to Daytona's Bike Week as the Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park for a special Sunday and Monday doubleheader.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2:00 PM - Pit Gates Open
5:00 PM - Grandstand Gates Open
6:00 PM - Hot Laps / Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow

Tuesday, March 7 Rain Date
*All times Eastern

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.

Handicapped Seating
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Handicapped Parking
Handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone 17 years of age or younger will need to fill out a minor waiver form and be accompanied by an adult.

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Personal Coolers
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.


Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Beer is available for purchase at the track.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands.

Parking Cost
General Parking Free

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

Camping Cost
$30 a day for dry camping, $80 for electric/water/sewer.

Track Info  

Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.160 sec. by Brenham Crouch on Jan. 27, 2023; Non-Wing: 16.362s by Thomas Meseraull on Feb. 14, 2023

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.141 sec. by Billy Moyer on Feb. 20, 2012

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info

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