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Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown @ Pigeon Hills
Lincoln Speedway (PA) | Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Race Recap  

ONE FOR ONE: Rico Abreu Masters Lincoln for World of Outlaws Win in First Race of 2023; Carson Macedo Claims Spring Showdown Title

Rico Abreu made a powerful opening statement for his 2023 Sprint Car season.

On a night that was all about World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars battling the PA Posse, it was a driver not fitting into either category coming out on top.

Making his 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season debut, Abreu topped a thriller at Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA) on Saturday night in the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown finale. The St. Helena, CA native outdueled four-time and defending Series champion, Brad Sweet, in the 35-lap Feature to take home the $10,000 check.

The victory marked his 10th with The Greatest Show on Dirt and first in the state of Pennsylvania. Abreu became the 48th different driver to reach double digit World of Outlaws wins and only the eighth from the state of California.

Needless to say, Abreu was thrilled for he and his #24 crew to come out swinging so forcefully to begin his year.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Abreu said. “It’s incredible for my team. I think that’s the coolest part for me is for my team to experience something like that. Those are definitely difficult wins to come by.”

The majority of the 35 laps proved to be a three-horse race between Abreu, Sweet, and Raymond, WA native turned PA Posse driver, Devon Borden.

Sweet controlled the early portion of the race, taking off from the pole position. The driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 faced an early challenge from Freddie Rahmer as traffic became a factor early on. However, on lap nine Rahmer’s chances vanished as he nosed into Sweet’s tail tank and spun in Turn one.

Rahmer’s misfortune moved Borden into the runner-up spot. On the ensuing restart, it appeared as if Sweet may get away, but lapped traffic again posed an issue for him, allowing Borden to close in. Around the halfway point, Borden made one valiant attempt at the lead as he drew even with Sweet down the front straightaway, but Sweet got his elbows up and pulled away after catching a glimpse of the Shuttlesworth-Stehman #23 to his outside.

“I actually thought there, for a minute, we were going to have a really good shot to win,” Borden said of the battle with Sweet. “We were really fast, had a really good car. I was just trying to stay patient and got to Sweet there a couple of times and was really close to him.”

Only a lap after Sweet put some distance between himself and Borden, Abreu’s car began to come alive as he rolled by Borden and set his sights on Sweet. Shortly after taking the runner-up spot, Abreu closed on “The Big Cat” and tossed a slider on him to take the lead coming to 13 laps to go. Abreu gave plenty of credit to his legendary crew chief, Ricky Warner, and his work on the wrenches for his late race speed.

“Ricky is obviously a very experienced crew chief and understands the ability to adapt quickly when it comes to crew chief decisions on racetracks that develop throughout the night,” Abreu said. “My car was unbelievably fast tonight. I was really lucky to get good track position and not have to fight too hard to get up front. Toward the end of the race, my car just kept getting better and better.”

Rico Abreu
Rico Abreu is now a 10-time World of Outlaws Feature winner (Trent Gower Photo)

After Abreu took the lead, there was no looking back as he pulled ahead and ultimately took the checkered flag with nearly a two second advantage over Sweet. The night marked Abreu’s second Lincoln Sprint Car triumph after topping a 2020 PA Speedway race at the 3/8ths mile. A win to kick off his racing season left Abreu feeling especially grateful for his situation.

“I have some great partners,” Abreu said. “Everybody just does an unbelievable job. It’s just really cool to sit back and see it and see everybody involved and how pleasuring it is to me to be in this position. It’s unbelievable.”

Behind Abreu, Sweet finished on the podium for the second time this year, earning the 259th of his illustrious career with the World of Outlaws. The Grass Valley, CA native felt encouraged with the result but also couldn’t help but think of what could’ve been after leading the opening 22 circuits.

“Overall tonight, we were pretty happy with our car, finishing second even though we were leading laps and up front,” Sweet explained. “I just felt we were a little off in the A (main), but this is a tough field of cars. And with new tires and a lot of unknowns, you just don’t know how these nights are going to go, so we’re pretty happy with second with our Napa Auto Parts car.”

Rounding out the podium in just his 14th career World of Outlaws Feature start was Borden, marking his first career Series top-three.

“It honestly means the world just to be running out here in Pennsylvania against the absolute best in the world and running up front and contending for wins, you know,” Borden said. “We’ve come a long way, didn’t think I’d be here this soon. It’s really cool.”

One spot behind Borden was a hard charging Carson Macedo. The Jason Johnson Racing driver moved up from ninth to fourth, enough to make him the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown champion and pocket an extra $10,000.

“It means a lot to us,” Macedo said. “I think it’s something really cool they put together that hopefully they continue to do in the future. I feel like all the people from Low-E Insulation, that’s a good chunk of change for them to put out.”

David Gravel and Brad Sweet finished second and third in the Spring Showdown standings to take home the remaining portion of the point fund with Gravel taking $6,000 and Sweet claiming $4,000.

Carson Macedo Celebrating Spring Showdown
Carson Macedo won the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown (Trent Gower Photo)

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will take on a down south double header as next weekend (March 24-25), Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) and Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS) host The Greatest Show on Dirt. For tickets, CLICK HERE

If you can’t make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 3. 23-Devon Borden[4]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[9]; 5. 13-Justin Peck[12]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[21]; 9. 19-Brent Marks[13]; 10. 2-David Gravel[6]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston[8]; 12. 11-Michael Kofoid[10]; 13. 83-James McFadden[25]; 14. 27-Chris Windom[16]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri[19]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[27]; 17. 16-Matt Campbell[11]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[22]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[30]; 20. 15-Donny Schatz[28]; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne[29]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen[15]; 23. 8D-Billy Dietrich[14]; 24. 69-Tim Glatfelter[20]; 25. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[18]; 26. 99M-Kyle Moody[26]; 27. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[23]; 28. 44-Dylan Norris[24]; 29. 8-Freddie Rahmer[2]; 30. 1M-Landon Myers[17]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+224Rico Abreu 350.00013Running150$10,000
21-149Brad Sweet 35-1.93822Running146$6,000
34+123Devon Borden 35-2.796Running144$3,500
49+541Carson Macedo 35-3.805Running142$2,800
512+713Justin Peck 35-4.259Running140$2,500
67+148Danny Dietrich 35-5.288Running138$2,300
75-21SLogan Schuchart 35-5.929Running136$2,200
821+1318Giovanni Scelzi 35-6.806Running134$2,100
913+419Brent Marks 35-8.807Running132$2,050
106-42David Gravel 35-9.240Running130$2,000
118-35Spencer Bayston 35-9.488Running128$1,600
1210-211Michael Kofoid 35-9.992Running126$1,400
1325+1283James McFadden 35-11.030Running124$400
1416+227Chris Windom 35-11.419Running122$1,100
1519+439MAnthony Macri 35-11.654Running120$1,050
1627+1117Sheldon Haudenschild 35-12.333Running118$250
1711-616Matt Campbell 35-13.129Running116$1,000
1822+415HSam Hafertepe Jr35-13.837Running114$1,000
1930+113ZBrock Zearfoss 35-14.389Running112$200
2028+815Donny Schatz 35-15.313Running110$200
2129+89Kasey Kahne 35-17.800Running108$225
2215-71AJacob Allen 34-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2314-98DBilly Dietrich 34-1 LapsRunning104$1,000
2420-469Tim Glatfelter 34-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2518-791Kyle Reinhardt 34-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2626099MKyle Moody 34-1 LapsRunning102$200
2723-45WLucas Wolfe 34-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2824-444Dylan Norris 11-24 LapsDNF102$1,000
292-278Freddie Rahmer 7-28 LapsDNF102$1,000
3017-131MLandon Myers 7-28 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Giovanni Scelzi
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+118Giovanni Scelzi 120.0009Running0$0
21-115HSam Hafertepe Jr12-3.7793Running0$0
3305WLucas Wolfe 12-5.803Running0$0
49+544Dylan Norris 12-6.557Running0$0
54-111AAustin Bishop 12-7.488Running90$300
616+1017Sheldon Haudenschild 12-7.948Running0$0
7709Kasey Kahne 12-8.892Running0$0
85-33ZBrock Zearfoss 12-9.515Running0$0
98-111PTim Wagaman II12-10.546Running90$200
1017+715Donny Schatz 12-10.752Running0$0
1114+345Jeff Halligan 12-11.460Running90$200
1210-299MKyle Moody 12-12.004Running0$0
1315+21XChad Trout 12-12.604Running90$200
1418+439Troy Wagaman Jr.12-13.298Running90$200
1519+483James McFadden 12-13.797Running0$0
1612-467Justin Whittall 12-13.933Running90$200
176-1111TT.J. Stutts 12-14.401Running90$200
1813-575Tyler Ross 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
1911-85EBrandon Rahmer 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+149Brad Sweet 60.0006Running0$0
24+28Freddie Rahmer 60.000Running0$0
31-224Rico Abreu 60.000Running0$0
43-123Devon Borden 60.000Running0$0
56+11SLogan Schuchart 60.000Running0$0
65-12David Gravel 60.000Running0$0
77048Danny Dietrich 60.000Running0$0
8805Spencer Bayston 60.000Running0$0
C Main Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+239Troy Wagaman Jr.80.0008Running0$0
24+283James McFadden 8-3.670Running0$0
31-27SRobbie Price 8-4.615Running90$150
45+120GNoah Gass 8-6.288Running90$150
56+123MMichael Millard 8-8.381Running90$150
69+37Trey Hivner 8-9.418Running90$125
711+46Bill Rose 8-14.099Running90$125
82-669KLance Dewease 0-8 LapsDNS90$125
97-24Zane Rudisill 0-8 LapsDNS90$125
108-25TRyan Timms 0-8 LapsDNS90$125
1110-139TCameron Smith 0-8 LapsDNS90$125
1212016AAaron Bollinger 0-8 LapsDNS90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 80.0007Running
27+51SLogan Schuchart 8-1.126Running
31-241Carson Macedo 8-1.2531Running
46+219Brent Marks 8-3.469Running
54-11MLandon Myers 8-3.532Running
611+55WLucas Wolfe 8-4.311Running
79+29Kasey Kahne 8-4.573Running
8805EBrandon Rahmer 8-5.298Running
910+11XChad Trout 8-5.972Running
1012+216AAaron Bollinger 8-6.786Running
115-683James McFadden 4-4 LapsDNF
123-915HSam Hafertepe Jr2-6 LapsDNF
1313039TCameron Smith 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11048Danny Dietrich 80.0008Running
25+324Rico Abreu 8-2.127Running
32-116Matt Campbell 8-3.799Running
46+21AJacob Allen 8-5.642Running
54-139MAnthony Macri 8-6.627Running
63-33ZBrock Zearfoss 8-7.022Running
712+544Dylan Norris 8-8.034Running
87-175Tyler Ross 8-9.291Running
911+215Donny Schatz 8-10.083Running
108-269KLance Dewease 8-10.335Running
1110-123MMichael Millard 8-11.790Running
129-35TRyan Timms 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1108Freddie Rahmer 80.0006Running
22023Devon Borden 8-1.0852Running
34+111Michael Kofoid 8-1.790Running
43-18DBilly Dietrich 8-2.701Running
510+591Kyle Reinhardt 8-3.949Running
68+211AAustin Bishop 8-4.100Running
77011PTim Wagaman II8-4.569Running
85-318Giovanni Scelzi 8-4.660Running
99045Jeff Halligan 8-5.491Running
1011+17SRobbie Price 8-5.577Running
116-520GNoah Gass 8-6.189Running
121207Trey Hivner 8-6.320Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
23+15Spencer Bayston 8-2.503Running
37+413Justin Peck 8-3.411Running
42-227Chris Windom 8-4.466Running
54-169Tim Glatfelter 8-5.573Running
65-111TT.J. Stutts 8-6.293Running
710+399MKyle Moody 8-7.014Running
89+167Justin Whittall 8-8.127Running
98-117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-8.405Running
106-439Troy Wagaman Jr.8-9.120Running
111104Zane Rudisill 8-12.338Running
121206Bill Rose 1-7 LapsRunning
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.2860.000
2248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA13.696-0.410
392David Gravel Watertown, CT13.871-0.585
4416Matt Campbell Fawn Grove, PA13.883-0.597
5115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.944-0.658
633ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.073-0.787
761MLandon Myers York, PA14.083-0.797
8739MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA14.116-0.830
9883James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.160-0.874
101824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.170-0.884
111719Brent Marks Myerstown, PA14.194-0.908
12121AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.223-0.937
13191SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.274-0.988
141075Tyler Ross Lincoln University, PA14.358-1.072
15135EBrandon Rahmer Salfordville, PA14.366-1.080
161169KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA14.442-1.156
17249Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.533-1.247
18145TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK14.559-1.273
19251XChad Trout Dover, PA14.571-1.285
202023MMichael Millard Bremerton, WA14.600-1.314
21235WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA14.637-1.351
222215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.756-1.470
231516AAaron Bollinger Elverson, PA14.918-1.632
242144Dylan Norris Hanover, PA14.918-1.632
251639TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA14.952-1.666
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
188Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA14.5130.000
2749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.660-0.147
3523Devon Borden Raymond, WA14.672-0.159
4327Chris Windom Canton, IL14.718-0.205
518DBilly Dietrich Bilgerville, PA14.724-0.211
6185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.746-0.233
72211Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.803-0.290
81569Tim Glatfelter York, PA14.978-0.465
91118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.984-0.471
102011TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA15.023-0.510
11920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.055-0.542
121939Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA15.056-0.543
13611PTim Wagaman IIHanover, PA15.094-0.581
142313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN15.129-0.616
15411AAustin Bishop Elverson, PA15.174-0.661
161317Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.188-0.675
171245Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA15.221-0.708
181067Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ15.338-0.825
191791Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ15.360-0.847
202499MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA15.362-0.849
21217SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.371-0.858
22144Zane Rudisill New Oxford, PA15.438-0.925
23167Trey Hivner Manchester, PA15.639-1.126
2426Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.930-1.417
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
13249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.7800.000
21169KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA13.798-0.018
32215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.804-0.024
44711Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.828-0.048
592David Gravel Watertown, CT13.999-0.219
6235WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA14.020-0.240
71719Brent Marks Myerstown, PA14.038-0.258
84813Justin Peck Monrovia, IN14.047-0.267
9251XChad Trout Dover, PA14.070-0.290
10268DBilly Dietrich Bilgerville, PA14.083-0.303
114439Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA14.090-0.310
123567Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ14.097-0.317
134999MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA14.103-0.323
142827Chris Windom Canton, IL14.113-0.333
15338Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA14.130-0.350
162911AAustin Bishop Elverson, PA14.140-0.360
17249Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.148-0.368
18435Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.159-0.379
191824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.181-0.401
20191SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.188-0.408
211075Tyler Ross Lincoln University, PA14.203-0.423
22135EBrandon Rahmer Salfordville, PA14.223-0.443
23883James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.236-0.456
24121AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.242-0.462
251516AAaron Bollinger Elverson, PA14.266-0.486
261639TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA14.276-0.496
272144Dylan Norris Hanover, PA14.283-0.503
28145TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK14.290-0.510
29739MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA14.310-0.530
30115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.323-0.543
314069Tim Glatfelter York, PA14.329-0.549
32248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA14.340-0.560
333111PTim Wagaman IIHanover, PA14.346-0.566
34541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.358-0.578
354511TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA14.421-0.641
36416Matt Campbell Fawn Grove, PA14.423-0.643
373618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.461-0.681
38467SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.468-0.688
393420GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.554-0.774
403023Devon Borden Raymond, WA14.631-0.851
413745Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA14.713-0.933
4261MLandon Myers York, PA14.723-0.943
434291Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ14.734-0.954
442023MMichael Millard Bremerton, WA14.804-1.024
453817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.811-1.031
4633ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.012-1.232
47276Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.158-1.378
48417Trey Hivner Manchester, PA15.327-1.547
49394Zane Rudisill New Oxford, PA15.382-1.602
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown @ Pigeon Hills
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Lincoln Speedway (PA)
800 Racetrack Rd
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania 17301 

Event Description
Since returning to Lincoln Speedway in 2012, the Outlaws and Posse have split 12 races at 6-6, but the Outlaws have won 3 straight. Can they do it again in the Pigeon Hills?

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Event Schedule
1:00 PM - Pit Gates Open
2:30pm - Will Call Open
2:45pm - Early Entry Open
3:00 PM - Grandstands Open
5:00 PM - Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
Adult Reserved: $40
Adult GA: $35
GA (12 & under): $10


Grandstand Type
Bleacher

Family Section Location
N/A

Handicapped Seating Location
Accessible seating is available in the turn one stands.

Pit Pass Price
$45

Pit Age Requirement
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.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows.

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Camping $25 in the Overflow lot

Frequently Asked Questions  
Type of Grandstand
Bleacher

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted to use in the grandstand seating.
Spectators sitting in the infield may bring in a lawn chair

Handicapped Seating
Accessible seating is available in the turn one stands.

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.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows.

Personal Coolers
Yes, coolers no bigger than 18 inches are allowed to be brought in.

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Fans 21 and older may possess and consume alcohol inside the speedway gates. Please NO GLASS BOTTLES.



Smoking Policy
Smoking (E-Cigs included) is not permitted in the grandstand or within 15 feet of any concession stand.

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Camping $25 in the Overflow lot

Track Info  

Lincoln Speedway (PA)
800 Racetrack Rd
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania 17301 

Track Phone
(717) 624-2755

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Size
0.375

Sprint Car Track Record
12.577 seconds by Greg Hodnett on 4/30/16

Closest Airport
Harrisburg International Airport

Other Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
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Competitor Info
https://dirtcarmembers.com/upload/d299d3-18%20Lincoln%20Speedway.pdf

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