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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, Indiana
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Race Recap  

MACHO MAN MAGIC: Late Race Pass at Tri-State Speedway Leads Brady Bacon to First World of Outlaws Win

“The Macho Man” had plenty of time to think about it. Dream about it. Strive for it.

Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway, he finally did it. Brady Bacon won his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car race.

The Haubstadt, IN oval grandstands were packed Saturday night, but hardly a seat was used when Bacon threw a slider for the lead with less than three laps to go. The same fans that rose to their feet and roared had seen him come so close to glory at the southern Indiana bullring in the past.

There was 2015 when “The Macho Man” led 32 laps before a late pass made him settle for second. The next year brought Bacon another runner-up. In 2017, Bacon was leading the Dash before getting upside down.

This year there would be no heartbreak. Bacon wheeled the Kelly and Lora Hinck owned TKH Motorsports #21 from sixth to the front – sealing the deal on his inaugural World of Outlaws win with a late race pass on Series star Sheldon Haudenschild. The fans met Bacon with a thunderous roar as he climbed atop his wing in Victory Lane.

Bacon cemented a place in Sprint Car history with the win. The Broken Arrow, OK native became the 150th different driver to win with The Greatest Show on Dirt. It took Bacon 65 Feature starts to get the job done as he became the 20th different driver to win at Tri-State Speedway.

“I feel like I’ve had several slip through my fingers here,” Bacon said. “I haven’t raced (with the World of Outlaws) a whole lot in the last few years. Thanks for Kelly and Lora Hinck giving us the opportunity to race more so we can get in contention to win these races. I knew with my guys and the equipment we put together that if we could just race a little bit then we could win some races and win a World of Outlaws race. It’s been on my bucket list for quite a while. It was kind of my last one to check off. Glad to get it done here, and it’s fitting I get it done here where I’ve always ran really well.”

The early part of the race was controlled by pole sitter and winner of the previous three Tri-State Speedway World of Outlaws races – Carson Macedo. The current Series point leader maintained the top spot throughout a flurry of stoppages in the first half of the 40-lapper while battles raged on behind him all over the track.

Brady Bacon and Sheldon Haudenschild
Brady Bacon made a late race pass on Sheldon Haudenschild for his first World of Outlaws win (Trent Gower Photo)

When the second half of the race began, the action for the lead intensified.

Eighth-starting Sheldon Haudenschild had driven his way into second and closed on Macedo as the duo entered traffic. On Lap 22, Haudenschild rolled the bottom of Turns 1 and 2 perfectly to secure the top spot and wasted no time checking out.

Like Bacon, Haudenschild was also starved for a Tri-State triumph. Entering Saturday, the Wooster, OH native had led laps in three different World of Outlaws Features at the quarter mile but never won.

The pilot of the Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing #17 looked as if he’d claim that elusive victory once he grabbed the top spot. Haudenschild was smooth as he sliced through lapped traffic and extended his advantage.

A late red flag set up a 12 lap dash to the finish, and Bacon knew he was primed to make a move while running third.

“The track was kind of coming to me, and my car was coming to me,” Bacon explained. “Starting on the inside I knew I was going to be good to get a good restart.”

Getting a good restart was exactly what he did as he moved by Macedo for second and set his sights on Haudenschild with five laps remaining.

Haudenschild squeezed between two lapped cars with less than four laps to go which looked as if it may have been the winning move. But in the next set of corners, Bacon utilized a perfect line to drive between the same two cars and get a run on Haudenschild down the front straightaway. Heading into Turn 1 after crossing the line with three laps to go, Bacon tossed a perfect slider to grab the lead.

“Once Sheldon hit traffic there, I could kind of smell it,” Bacon said with a smirk. “I think I found that extra over-100% to make it happen and get by him. I knew he was going to get held up, and I just kind of drove the crap out of it to get there and was able to hit it right with lapped traffic. We had a really maneuverable car, probably more than anybody else, and that helped me in traffic.”

After making the pass, Bacon drove away and claimed the checkered flag by more than a second. He made it official. He’ll forever be a World of Outlaws winner.

Behind Bacon, Haudenschild held on to the runner-up spot – his third podium of the year in the NOS Energy Drink #17. Despite another tough pill to swallow at Tri-State, Haudenschild was in good spirits afterwards and even equipped with a sense of humor about the outcome.

“Them damn Non-Wing boys got this place figured out,” Haudenschild said with a smile. “Hats off to Brady. He did a great job. We had a really good car all night. I didn’t get with it in that Dash. I should’ve been more aggressive, but I don’t think it mattered. We had a really good car, and I was able to get up through there early in that Feature.”

Completing the podium was Brad Sweet aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49. The four-time and defending champion now owns top-fives in five of his last six races in Haubstadt. The result gave the Grass Valley, CA native sole possession of 10th on the all-time World of Outlaws podium list – breaking a tie with former teammate, Daryn Pittman.

“We made a good adjustment under that open red,” Sweet said. “You hate to see open reds, but tonight we capitalized and got our car a little bit better. We were hanging on for fourth and fifth there then drove back up to third.”

Completing the top five was Carson Macedo and Tyler Courtney. Courtney took a wild route to his result. After early contact with another car, “Sunshine” made a trip to the Federated Car Care Work Zone and drove through much of the field to earn the strong finish.

Carson Macedo remains the championship points leader while Brad Sweet moved into second – only 12 markers behind.

Joe B. Miller earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger with a drive from 18th to eighth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars head to Eldora Speedway for #LetsRaceTwo next weekend (May 5-6). For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS:

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 21H-Brady Bacon[6]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[1]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 6. 13-Justin Peck[15]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[10]; 8. 51B-Joe B Miller[18]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[2]; 10. 5-Spencer Bayston[13]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen[9]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[16]; 13. 11-Michael Kofoid[20]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart[21]; 15. 4X-Justin Grant[24]; 16. 7N-Darin Naida[22]; 17. 5K-Daison Pursley[19]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[11]; 19. 7S-Robbie Price[7]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[17]; 21. 47BC-Emerson Axsom[12]; 22. 2-David Gravel[14]; 23. 83-James McFadden[23]; 24. 9P-Parker Price Miller[5]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
16+521HBrady Bacon 400.0003Running150$10,000
28+617Sheldon Haudenschild 40-1.08516Running146$6,000
34+149Brad Sweet 40-2.231Running144$3,500
41-341Carson Macedo 40-3.18621Running142$2,800
53-27BCTyler Courtney 40-3.358Running140$2,500
615+913Justin Peck 40-4.666Running138$2,300
710+355Hunter Schuerenberg 0-40 LapsRunning136$2,200
818+1051BJoe B. Miller 40-7.014Running134$2,100
92-718Giovanni Scelzi 40-7.430Running132$2,050
1013+35Spencer Bayston 40-7.874Running130$2,000
119-21AJacob Allen 40-9.730Running128$1,600
1216+415Donny Schatz 40-9.915Running126$1,400
1320+711Michael Kofoid 40-10.158Running124$1,200
1421+71SLogan Schuchart 40-12.076Running122$1,100
1524+94XJustin Grant 40-12.845Running120$1,050
1622+67NDarin Naida 40-13.276Running118$1,000
1719+25KDaison Pursley 40-15.273Running116$1,000
1811-73ZBrock Zearfoss 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
197-127SRobbie Price 37-3 LapsRunning112$1,000
2017-311KKraig Kinser 37-3 LapsRunning110$1,000
2112-947BCEmerson Axsom 22-18 LapsDNF108$1,000
2214-82David Gravel 22-18 LapsDNF106$1,000
2323083James McFadden 5-35 LapsDNF104$1,000
245-199PParker Price-Miller 4-36 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Joe B. Miller
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 120.00012Running0$0
23+17NDarin Naida 12-0.722Running0$0
32-183James McFadden 12-1.416Running0$0
4404XJustin Grant 12-2.646Running0$0
56+135Zach Hampton 12-4.129Running90$300
68+299Skylar Gee 12-5.301Running90$250
75-24Chris Windom 12-6.178Running90$225
813+579Blake Nimee 12-7.332Running90$200
912+397Scotty Milan 12-9.379Running90$200
1014+444Carson Short 12-10.337Running90$200
1111071MCaden Englehart 12-10.641Running90$200
1217+537Ayden Gatewood 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1310-323BBrian Bell 10-2 LapsDNF90$200
149-520GNoah Gass 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
157-815HSam Hafertepe Jr4-8 LapsDNF90$200
1615-112Adyn Schmidt 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
1716-16Bill Rose 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11041Carson Macedo 80.0008Running0$0
22018Giovanni Scelzi 8-2.603Running0$0
35+27BCTyler Courtney 8-3.438Running0$0
44049Brad Sweet 8-4.442Running0$0
53-29PParker Price-Miller 8-4.831Running0$0
68+221HBrady Bacon 8-6.209Running0$0
76-17SRobbie Price 8-7.203Running0$0
87-117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-7.729Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 100.00010Running
23+17BCTyler Courtney 10-1.565Running
32-11AJacob Allen 10-1.839Running
4405Spencer Bayston 10-3.750Running
55011KKraig Kinser 10-5.598Running
66083James McFadden 10-7.372Running
79+24Chris Windom 10-8.020Running
88020GNoah Gass 10-9.080Running
97-279Blake Nimee 10-10.170Running
1010037Ayden Gatewood 10-11.424Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+149Brad Sweet 100.00010Running
21-121HBrady Bacon 10-1.003Running
34+155Hunter Schuerenberg 10-1.860Running
43-12David Gravel 10-2.563Running
55051BJoe B. Miller 10-3.556Running
6607NDarin Naida 10-4.190Running
77035Zach Hampton 10-6.075Running
88023BBrian Bell 10-6.767Running
99044Carson Short 10-7.903Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 100.00010Running
24+27SRobbie Price 100.000Running
32-13ZBrock Zearfoss 100.000Running
46+213Justin Peck 100.000Running
53-25KDaison Pursley 100.000Running
65-11SLogan Schuchart 100.000Running
78+115HSam Hafertepe Jr100.000Running
89+171MCaden Englehart 100.000Running
97-212Adyn Schmidt 100.000Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109PParker Price-Miller 100.00010Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 10-0.804Running
33047BCEmerson Axsom 10-2.123Running
45+115Donny Schatz 10-4.108Running
54-111Michael Kofoid 10-4.389Running
6604XJustin Grant 10-6.842Running
77099Skylar Gee 10-7.368Running
88097Scotty Milan 10-10.532Running
9906Bill Rose 5-5 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.3580.000
21321HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK12.382-0.024
31441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.389-0.031
4219PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.406-0.048
5151AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.419-0.061
6949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.432-0.074
783ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.438-0.080
8717Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.440-0.082
917BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN12.441-0.083
10192David Gravel Watertown, CT12.467-0.109
1165KDaison Pursley Locust Grove, OK12.476-0.118
121047BCEmerson Axsom Franklin, IN12.489-0.131
13185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.495-0.137
143255Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO12.553-0.195
15377SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.640-0.282
162211Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.677-0.319
17411KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.693-0.335
183051BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO12.694-0.336
19311SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.708-0.350
201715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.759-0.401
212783James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.761-0.403
2227NDarin Naida Adrian, MI12.777-0.419
233413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN12.779-0.421
24334XJustin Grant Ione, CA12.787-0.429
252079Blake Nimee Oswego, IL12.800-0.442
262635Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN12.826-0.468
271212Adyn Schmidt Haubstadt, IN12.913-0.555
282399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB12.916-0.558
292520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.939-0.581
302423BBrian Bell Arlington, TN13.016-0.658
31515HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.100-0.742
323697Scotty Milan Fort Collins, CO13.116-0.758
33114Chris Windom Canton, IL13.155-0.797
34344Carson Short Marion, IL13.178-0.820
352971MCaden Englehart Terre Haute, IN13.300-0.942
36356Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.567-1.209
372837Ayden Gatewood Caruthersville, MO13.132-0.774
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12211Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.5040.000
2219PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.528-0.024
33413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN12.538-0.034
43255Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO12.618-0.114
51321HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK12.658-0.154
61441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.665-0.161
7377SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.665-0.161
8717Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.689-0.185
9185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.775-0.271
102635Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN12.814-0.310
1127NDarin Naida Adrian, MI12.817-0.313
123051BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO12.829-0.325
13192David Gravel Watertown, CT12.852-0.348
14334XJustin Grant Ione, CA12.860-0.356
1565KDaison Pursley Locust Grove, OK12.862-0.358
161715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.869-0.365
17151AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.880-0.376
1817BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN12.882-0.378
191047BCEmerson Axsom Franklin, IN12.894-0.390
2083ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.991-0.487
211618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.992-0.488
221212Adyn Schmidt Haubstadt, IN13.006-0.502
23949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.020-0.516
24311SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.021-0.517
252783James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.059-0.555
26344Carson Short Marion, IL13.060-0.556
272520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.064-0.560
282423BBrian Bell Arlington, TN13.153-0.649
29515HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.170-0.666
30114Chris Windom Canton, IL13.187-0.683
31411KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.268-0.764
322837Ayden Gatewood Caruthersville, MO13.346-0.842
332079Blake Nimee Oswego, IL13.406-0.902
343697Scotty Milan Fort Collins, CO13.416-0.912
352399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB13.483-0.979
362971MCaden Englehart Terre Haute, IN13.669-1.165
37356Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.675-1.171
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Tri-State Speedway
9981 South US Highway 41
Haubstadt, Indiana 47639 

Event Description
The Outlaws are hustlin' around Haubstadt! This Indiana bullring provides intense drama and insane action when "The Greatest Show on Dirt" comes to town.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:30 PM Drivers Meeting
6PM Engine Heat
6:30PM World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Hot Laps
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Low-E Insulation Qualifying
Mini Sprint Hot Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Heat Races (8 Laps)
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Toyota Dash Draw
Mini Sprint Heat Races
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Toyota Dash (6 Laps)
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps)
Mini Sprint Feature
World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Feature (30 Laps)
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(812) 768-6025

Options And Prices
Reserved: Adults $45, Child $25
Gen. Adm. Adults $40, Child (6-12) $15, ages 5 & under FREE

Discounts
None

Grandstand Type
Bleacher; Seats in the reserved section have seat backs

Reserved Seating
Sections A, B, C in the Westside

Family Section Location
N/A

Handicapped Seating Location
East side stands

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

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free Camping - permitted overnight in designated area at track. No hookups. Please park in designated area for campers or you will be asked to move even if you have already set up. No open campfires. Please take your burnt charcoals with you or dispose of them in appropriate containers in the trash barrels. Do not dump the coals in the grass. Swimming or fishing in private lake is not permitted. As a courtesy to others, we ask you not to save spots or take up more space than is necessary for your motorhome/camper. Personal vehicles arriving later must park in the main parking area. Please be courteous of other campers and our neighbors. No loud music, dumping of trash or trespassing on the neighbors properties.

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Sections A, B, C in the Westside

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher; Seats in the reserved section have seat backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs are allowed in GA only, stadium chairs are not permitted in reserved seating; No lawn chairs.

Handicapped Seating
East side 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 by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows

Personal Coolers
Yes, we still allow coolers to be brought in, but the maximum size is 15 x 15 x 15 inches

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free Camping - permitted overnight in designated area at track. No hookups. Please park in designated area for campers or you will be asked to move even if you have already set up. No open campfires. Please take your burnt charcoals with you or dispose of them in appropriate containers in the trash barrels. Do not dump the coals in the grass. Swimming or fishing in private lake is not permitted. As a courtesy to others, we ask you not to save spots or take up more space than is necessary for your motorhome/camper. Personal vehicles arriving later must park in the main parking area. Please be courteous of other campers and our neighbors. No loud music, dumping of trash or trespassing on the neighbors properties.

Track Info  

Tri-State Speedway
9981 South US Highway 41
Haubstadt, Indiana 47639 

Track Phone
(812) 768-5995

Ticket Phone
(812) 768-6025

Track Type
0.250; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.110 seconds by Sammy Swindell on 10/8/04

Closest Airport
13 miles: Evansville, IN (EVV / KEVV) Evansville Regional Airport (Domestic)

Other Airport
Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport (international)

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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