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I-55 Outlaw Showdown
Friday, April 14, 2023
Race Recap  

PEVELY PANDEMONIUM: Brad Sweet Tops Wild Race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Brad Sweet doesn’t need any help reaching Victory Lane at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, but that’s exactly what he got Friday night.

The four-time and defending champion took advantage of some contact between Carson Macedo and David Gravel to top the 40-lap Feature at the Pevely, MO bullring.

It’s Sweet’s third win in the first 13 races of the season, marking the fifth time the Grass Valley, CA native has reached that mark in his illustrious career.

The Kasey Kahne Racing driver also continued to add to his incredible record at I-55. Sweet now owns six triumphs at the third mile, making it tied for the track he’s won at the most. He’s now on a streak of eight consecutive podiums at the facility and owns a 1.75 average finish over that stretch.

Sweet’s 82nd career victory with The Greatest Show on Dirt brings him within two of tying Stevie Smith for 10th all-time. His 264th podium equaled him with Daryn Pittman for the 10th most all-time top-threes.

“Just happy to get the Napa Auto Parts car in Victory Lane,” Sweet said. “Hats off to my guys. We’ve been incredibly consistent and good here at Pevely. Hopefully tomorrow we can come back and do it again. We’ve just got to make a few improvements. I just can’t thank them enough. We’ve had a rough few nights, and a good rebound here tonight gives us a little confidence coming back tomorrow.”

Early in the race, the battle up front quickly brewed between David Gravel and Carson Macedo as the latter slipped by Sweet in the opening stages on for second while Gravel paced the field.

An early restart saw Gravel and Macedo drive side by side for multiple laps, Gravel around the cushion and Macedo stuck to the bottom. Eventually, Gravel pulled ahead in the Big Game Motorsports #2 but not for long.

As the leaders entered traffic at the halfway mark, Macedo closed in fast. The Jason Johnson Racing pilot rolled by Gravel for the top spot as he struggled with a slower car. In the next corner, Gravel reclaimed the lead with a slide job.

David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Carson Macedo
Gravel, Macedo, and Sweet all battle for position (Trent Gower Photo)

Drama arose only a couple of laps later when Gravel slid slightly above the preferred bottom groove in Turns 3 and 4, giving Macedo an opportunity. Macedo drove in hard, but as he drew alongside Gravel, he drifted up and into the side of Gravel’s machine. The contact sent Gravel around in a 360 and flattened his left rear. Macedo managed to maintain control and keep his car in tact but fell back to third for the ensuing restart based on the timing of the yellow flag. The incident gifted the lead to Sweet.

“Not sure what happened with David,” Sweet explained of his viewpoint. “Luckily, that corner, I went to the top and came out in the lead. I wasn’t sure what happened. I think Carson and David maybe got into each other fighting for that bottom. The bottom really became the dominant lane, and you really couldn’t pass lapped cars up high. It was just a lot of fighting for position.”

Macedo took to social media after the race to claim responsibility and apologize, saying he would never intentionally wreck someone, especially a competitor so close to him in points.

While some good fortune might’ve helped Sweet get the lead, he proved he deserved to run there by pulling away following the restart with 14 laps to go.

Behind Sweet, battles broke out all over the track including for the runner-up spot. Macedo, James McFadden, and Logan Schuchart all began swapping sliders as the laps dwindled and Sweet distanced himself. Ultimately, Sweet took the checkered flag with more than a two second advantage.

After Sweet it was James McFadden completing a thrilling charge from 14th to second for his third podium of the season aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. The effort elevated his top-three career total to 39.

“We got up in the top-10 there early and then got put in the fence on corner entry,” McFadden recalled. “We fell back to about 18th or 20th and fought our way back there. I felt like it got really, really slow down there on the bottom in (Turns) three and four, and I thought, ‘Well, why not? Let’s have a crack, got nothing to lose.’ Then I started picking cars off up there, so hats off to my Roth Motorsports guys. They gave me a really good car all night.”

Completing the top-three was Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart. The Hanover, PA native earned a podium for the first time since Florida. It marked his 122nd Series podium, equaling him with his grandfather, Bobby Allen, on the all-time list.

“It’s just nice to get our guys on the podium,” Schuchart said. “They’ve been working really hard. I knew coming into this place that it’s a place where we’ve run in the top-five a lot, won the Ironman. We can get ourselves on the podium, but it seems like we can’t win races, but we’re close.”

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 15 for night two of the I-55 Outlaw Showdown. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the action live on DIRTVision.


A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 2. 83-James McFadden[14]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[5]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[23]; 7. 11-Michael Kofoid[15]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[22]; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne[13]; 10. 2-David Gravel[1]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[16]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7]; 13. 13-Justin Peck[20]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[11]; 15. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 16. 35-Zach Hampton[10]; 17. 15-Donny Schatz[3]; 18. 7S-Robbie Price[21]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[17]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri[12]; 21. 51B-Joe B Miller[19]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen[24]; 23. 14T-Tim Estenson[18]; 24. 24W-Garet Williamson[8]

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Feature Results
12+149Brad Sweet 400.00015Running150$10,000
214+1283James McFadden 400.000Running-500$6,000
36+31SLogan Schuchart 400.000Running144$3,500
44041Carson Macedo 400.0001Running142$2,800
55018Giovanni Scelzi 400.000Running140$2,500
623+1752Blake Hahn 400.000Running138$2,300
715+811Michael Kofoid 400.000Running136$2,200
822+145Spencer Bayston 400.000Running134$2,100
913+49Kasey Kahne 400.000Running132$2,050
101-92David Gravel 400.00023Running130$2,000
1116+524Rico Abreu 400.000Running128$1,600
127-53ZBrock Zearfoss 400.000Running126$1,400
1320+713Justin Peck 400.000Running124$1,200
1411-317Sheldon Haudenschild 400.000Running122$1,100
159-620GNoah Gass 400.000Running120$1,050
1610-635Zach Hampton 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
173-1415Donny Schatz 25-15 LapsDNF116$1,000
1821+37SRobbie Price 25-15 LapsDNF114$1,000
1917-215HSam Hafertepe Jr21-19 LapsDNF112$1,000
2012-839MAnthony Macri 13-27 LapsDNF110$1,000
2119-251BJoe B. Miller 13-27 LapsDNF108$1,000
2224+21AJacob Allen 13-27 LapsDNF106$1,000
2318-514TTim Estenson 13-27 LapsDNF104$1,000
248-1624WGaret Williamson 8-32 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Blake Hahn
Last Chance Showdown Results
1107SRobbie Price 00.000Running0$0
24+25Spencer Bayston 00.000Running0$0
36+352Blake Hahn 00.000Running0$0
45+11AJacob Allen 00.000Running0$0
53-25TRyan Timms 00.000Running90$300
62-423BBrian Bell 00.000Running90$250
79+222SSlater Helt 00.000Running90$225
88044Carson Short 00.000Running90$200
97-297Scotty Milan 00.000Running90$200
1013+384Brandon Hanks 00.000Running90$200
1112+150KKyle Bellm 00.000Running90$200
1211-17CJason Keith 00.000Running90$200
1314+137Ayden Gatewood 00.000Running90$200
1410-46Bill Rose 00.000Running90$200
Dash 1 Results
1102David Gravel 00.000Running0$0
22049Brad Sweet 00.000Running0$0
33015Donny Schatz 00.000Running0$0
44041Carson Macedo 00.000Running0$0
55018Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running0$0
68+21SLogan Schuchart 00.000Running0$0
7703ZBrock Zearfoss 00.000Running0$0
86-224WGaret Williamson 00.000Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 00.000Running
2201SLogan Schuchart 00.000Running
34+120GNoah Gass 00.000Running
46+29Kasey Kahne 00.000Running
55015HSam Hafertepe Jr00.000Running
68+25TRyan Timms 00.000Running
77097Scotty Milan 00.000Running
89+17CJason Keith 00.000Running
93-67SRobbie Price 00.000Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 00.000Running
23+124WGaret Williamson 00.000Running
32-135Zach Hampton 00.000Running
44083James McFadden 00.000Running
55014TTim Estenson 00.000Running
6605Spencer Bayston 00.000Running
77044Carson Short 00.000Running
88050KKyle Bellm 00.000Running
99037Ayden Gatewood 00.000Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 00.000Running
25+315Donny Schatz 00.000Running
31-217Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
47+311Michael Kofoid 00.000Running
54-151BJoe B. Miller 00.000Running
6601AJacob Allen 00.000Running
78+122SSlater Helt 00.000Running
83-523BBrian Bell 00.000Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 00.000Running
23+118Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running
32-139MAnthony Macri 00.000Running
44024Rico Abreu 00.000Running
56+113Justin Peck 00.000Running
67+152Blake Hahn 00.000Running
75-26Bill Rose 00.000Running
88084Brandon Hanks 00.000Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.3720.000
2549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA10.444-0.072
32017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.456-0.084
483ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.489-0.117
5181SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.493-0.121
6235Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN10.505-0.133
7282David Gravel Watertown, CT10.506-0.134
82539MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA10.508-0.136
9237SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.547-0.175
10324WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO10.574-0.202
11723BBrian Bell Arlington, TN10.587-0.215
121018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.594-0.222
13120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK10.613-0.241
143483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.640-0.268
152651BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO10.652-0.280
161624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.667-0.295
172715HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX10.682-0.310
181414TTim Estenson Fargo, ND10.705-0.333
192115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND10.731-0.359
2046Bill Rose Plainfield, IN10.756-0.384
21339Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA10.760-0.388
22125Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.769-0.397
2361AJacob Allen Hanover, PA10.797-0.425
243213Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.810-0.438
251997Scotty Milan Fort Collins, CO10.828-0.456
262944Carson Short Marion, IL10.849-0.477
271311Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.866-0.494
281152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK10.922-0.550
29175TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK10.970-0.598
303050KKyle Bellm Nixa, MO10.979-0.607
311522SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO11.002-0.630
323184Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN11.017-0.645
33227CJason Keith Fredericktown, MO11.184-0.812
342437Ayden Gatewood Caruthersville, MO11.365-0.993
Hot Laps Results
1237SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.7000.000
2181SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.761-0.061
33483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.772-0.072
4282David Gravel Watertown, CT10.811-0.111
5339Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA10.847-0.147
62539MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA10.909-0.209
783ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.910-0.210
82944Carson Short Marion, IL10.930-0.230
9941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.942-0.242
10175TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK10.967-0.267
113050KKyle Bellm Nixa, MO10.988-0.288
123213Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.990-0.290
131311Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.992-0.292
143184Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN11.021-0.321
152651BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO11.069-0.369
161522SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO11.085-0.385
171624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.163-0.463
182437Ayden Gatewood Caruthersville, MO11.176-0.476
19125Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.182-0.482
201018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.194-0.494
21549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.227-0.527
222017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.230-0.530
231152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK11.335-0.635
242715HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.339-0.639
252115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.340-0.640
261997Scotty Milan Fort Collins, CO11.378-0.678
27235Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN11.527-0.827
28227CJason Keith Fredericktown, MO11.548-0.848
2961AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.552-0.852
30324WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO11.577-0.877
31723BBrian Bell Arlington, TN11.588-0.888
32120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.653-0.953
3346Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.968-1.268
341414TTim Estenson Fargo, ND11.968-1.268
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

I-55 Outlaw Showdown
Friday, April 14, 2023
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Event Description
It's Pevely pandemonium! For the fourth consecutive year, I-55 hosts a springtime doubleheader before the grueling Ironman 55 in August.

Accompanying the World of Outlaws is the sister-series Xtreme Outlaw Midgets for $4K to win on Friday and $5K to win on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Support Divisions
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
Friday, April 14, 2023:
2PM Pit Gates Open
5PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow

Saturday, April 15, 2023:
2PM Pit Gates Open
4PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
2-Day Adult Reserved: $80 Advanced / $85 Day of
2-Day Adult GA: $70 Advanced / $75 Day of
2-Day Kids GA (12 and under): $20
Single Day Adult Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of
Single Day Adult GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Single Day Kids GA (12 and under): $10


Grandstand Type

Reserved Seating
Top 9 Rows of Sections A-C Top 5 Rows of Sections H-K

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
End of all bleachers

Pit Pass Price
2-Day Pit Pass: $90. Pit pass: $45

Pit Age Requirement
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located near the drag strip entrance

Handicapped Parking Location
In front of Main Gate

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Call track for details

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 9 Rows of Sections A-C Top 5 Rows of Sections H-K

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of Main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed


Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Call track for details

Track Info  

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

Track Type
High-banked bullring

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

Closest Airport

Other Airport
St. Louis

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located near the drag strip entrance

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
MIDGET Tire Rule:
Hoosier tires on all 4 corners.
LR must be D12 or harder.
RR MUST be (SP3 Only)
(Grooving and Siping is Allowed)
Teams can have (1) new and (2) used tires marked before Drivers meeting.

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