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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, Ohio
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Race Recap  

PERFECTION: Carson Macedo Sweeps the Night at Atomic for Second Win of Season

So many variables that could go wrong go into a night of racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars.

A poor pill draw could harm a qualifying effort. A mistimed heat race start. A low draw for the Dash. And of course, the chaos of a 24 car Feature can derail a night at any moment.

Coming out on top of every single one of the phases of a night of racing is a monumental task – one that Carson Macedo managed to conquer on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway.

Macedo sped to the Simpson QuickTime Award, topped CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One, and dominated the Toyota Racing Dash. Then finally, Macedo outdueled Donny Schatz in the NOS Energy Drink Feature before holding off a late charge from David Gravel to cap a sweep of the night at the Chillicothe, OH oval.

And the icing on the cake? Macedo celebrated his 27th birthday the day before, making the victory a belated birthday gift.

“My guys did an incredible job all night,” Macedo said. “Hell of a job to sweep the night. QuickTime. Won the Heat. Won the Dash. And to get the win in the Feature was pretty special. We’ve been on a little bit of a dry spell in the win column, but it feels good to get one tonight. I know we’ve been really close. We’ve been in contention just haven’t been able to close it out but happy with the job that we could do tonight.”

As Macedo mentioned, the victory ended a dry spell – snapping a 19-race winless streak dating back to Volusia Speedway Park on March 5. Macedo now owns 30 career World of Outlaws wins – enough to equal Bobby Allen for 22nd all-time. The Lemoore, CA native is only the third Californian to reach the 30-win mark – joining Brad Sweet (84 wins) and Jason Meyers (58 wins). After struggling early in his career at the 3/8ths-mile, Atomic is now the 21st different track Macedo has won at in Series competition.

“(Crew Chief) Philip (Dietz) just did a great job with my car,” Macedo said. “I think in the past here I’ve really struggled with the car driving around itself center off. I feel like no matter what I did here in the past I would end up with my right-rear hanging off the corners.”

Macedo’s path to his second win of the season was anything but an easy drive.

Starting from the pole, Macedo rocketed to the lead on the opening circuit aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41 as Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, and David Gravel went three-wide for second behind him.

Schatz arose with the runner-up spot and immediately went to work chasing down Macedo. On an early restart Schatz went side by side with Macedo for multiple laps in a fierce battle for lead. Macedo managed to maintain.

Carson Macedo and Donny Schatz battling
Carson Macedo and Donny Schatz traded the lead multiple times with Macedo coming out on top (Trent Gower Photo)

On the next restart with 26 laps to go, Gravel slid Schatz to takeover second briefly before Schatz came rolling back by a few laps later. Not long after he reclaimed second, Schatz rolled the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15 on the bottom to perfection by Macedo to lead lap 18.

Over the next several laps, Macedo and Schatz displayed driving excellence with a back and forth duel. Macedo snatched the lead back on the cushion only to have Schatz come back by when Macedo struggled with a slower car.

On lap 24, Macedo roared around the cushion to take the top spot for good. The 27-year-old pulled away from Schatz and held off a charging David Gravel to complete the sweep of the night.

“There were so many stages of the race that I didn’t know where to be,” Macedo explained. “I felt like Donny was making such good speed down on the bottom. The couple times that I moved down I felt like I was in no man’s land down there. And I kind of thought that sticking to the top and whatever that gave me was going to be my result. I feel like the top, luckily for me, cleaned off really nice there with probably about 15 or 12 (laps) to go. And I could just feel myself grip back up.”

Behind Macedo, Gravel claimed the runner-up spot for his Series-best 11th podium of the season with Big Game Motorsports. The Watertown, CT native came away very satisfied with the result and found restart positioning to be vital toward achieving it.

“I made a little mistake on one of the lapped cars but honestly really happy to run second,” Gravel said. “I thought there for a while I wasn’t going to be on the podium, and my car was really good on the restarts restarting fourth. Every time I restarted fourth, I could get a good run down the straightaway. Restarting third on the bottom on that flat I just couldn’t get going.

“We had three different bar combinations in tonight, trying all sorts of things. And to be trying all these things and be on the podium is a good night.”

Rounding out the top-three was Donny Schatz after challenging for the victory throughout the race. The 10-time champion and his team continued to stay hot with their sixth podium in the last eight races. Schatz put forth all his effort, even trying a lower line when the track became top-dominant, but fell a little short of his third triumph of 2023. While he badly wanted the win, Schatz came away encouraged after yet another strong outing.

It’s pretty hard to get back to that bottom once you’ve abused them (tires),” Schatz said. “I tried it and lost another spot, but second or third, it’s not a win so not much difference to me. When you go for the win, sometimes that’s what happens. Hats off to the whole Carquest team. These guys have a great race car. What we did in the Dash was incredible around the bottom line, and we just kind of have good drive everywhere.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Gio Scelzi completed the top five.

With Brad Sweet finishing 11th, both Macedo and Gravel closed on him in the championship hunt. Sweet now leads Gravel by only 10 markers and Macedo by 14.

Cole Duncan earned the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger with a drive from 17th to 10th.

Macedo’s Simpson QuickTime to begin the night was his sixth of the season (tied for most) and the 25th of his career.

Macedo’s victory in CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One was the 91st of his career. Buddy Kofoid topped NOS Energy Drink Heat Two for his ninth career Heat win, and David Gravel claimed NOS Energy Drink Heat Three for the 214th Heat victory of his career.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars head to Indiana on Monday, May 29 for Lawrenceburg Speedway’s Federated Auto Parts Memorial Day Spectacular. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo[1]; 2. 2-David Gravel[4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[6]; 6. 71-Michael Kofoid[5]; 7. 83-James McFadden[11]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[8]; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[17]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 12. 5-Spencer Bayston[15]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14]; 14. 9P-Parker Price Miller[19]; 15. 91-Cale Thomas[12]; 16. 20G-Noah Gass[22]; 17. 101-Cody Maroske[18]; 18. 1-Nate Dussel[16]; 19. 4-Danny Smith[25]; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[23]; 21. 7S-Robbie Price[20]; 22. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[21]; 23. A79-Brandon Wimmer[10]; 24. 83X-Nate Reeser[24]; 25. 99-Skylar Gee[13]

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Feature Results
11041Carson Macedo 350.00030Running150$10,000
24+22David Gravel 35-0.950Running146$6,000
33015Donny Schatz 35-1.9535Running144$3,500
42-217Sheldon Haudenschild 35-3.258Running142$2,800
56+118Giovanni Scelzi 35-3.784Running140$2,500
65-171Michael Kofoid 35-4.407Running138$2,300
711+483James McFadden 35-5.230Running136$2,200
89+11SLogan Schuchart 35-5.759Running134$2,100
98-11AJacob Allen 35-6.972Running132$2,050
1017+722Cole Duncan 35-7.391Running130$2,000
117-449Brad Sweet 35-8.182Running128$1,600
1215+35Spencer Bayston 35-8.821Running126$1,400
1314+13ZBrock Zearfoss 35-9.832Running124$1,200
1419+59PParker Price-Miller 35-11.729Running122$1,100
1512-391Cale Thomas 35-13.131Running120$1,050
1622+620GNoah Gass 35-13.967Running118$1,000
1718+1101Cody Maroske 35-14.780Running116$1,000
1816-21Nate Dussel 34-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1925+64Danny Smith 34-1 LapsRunning112$250
2023+381Lee Jacobs 34-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2120-17SRobbie Price 34-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2221-12SNathan Skaggs 34-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2310-13A79Brandon Wimmer 33-2 LapsRunning104$1,000
2424083XNate Reeser 33-2 LapsRunning102$1,000
2513-1299Skylar Gee 0-35 LapsDNS102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Cole Duncan
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
1109PParker Price-Miller 120.00011Running0$0
2207SRobbie Price 12-4.9721Running0$0
34+12SNathan Skaggs 12-5.567Running0$0
45+120GNoah Gass 12-5.962Running0$0
53-281Lee Jacobs 12-8.128Running0$0
69+383XNate Reeser 12-9.377Running0$0
78+1W20Greg Wilson 12-11.324Running90$300
87-14Danny Smith 12-12.982Running0$0
912+36Bill Rose 12-13.810Running90$225
1011+111CKory Crabtree 10-2 LapsDNF90$200
116-556RRyan Myers 2-10 LapsDNF90$200
1210-25JJake Hesson 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
11041Carson Macedo 60.0006Running0$0
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 6-0.936Running0$0
35+215Donny Schatz 6-2.181Running0$0
43-12David Gravel 6-2.240Running0$0
54-171Michael Kofoid 6-3.131Running0$0
66018Giovanni Scelzi 6-5.682Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
23+117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-2.739Running
32-149Brad Sweet 8-3.812Running
47+3A79Brandon Wimmer 8-5.695Running
55099Skylar Gee 8-6.696Running
69+31Nate Dussel 8-7.963Running
78+181Lee Jacobs 8-9.310Running
86-220GNoah Gass 8-9.939Running
94-59PParker Price-Miller 8-10.405Running
101005JJake Hesson 8-10.742Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11071Michael Kofoid 80.0008Running
22015Donny Schatz 8-2.482Running
3301AJacob Allen 8-4.996Running
44083James McFadden 8-5.637Running
56+13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-7.135Running
65-122Cole Duncan 8-8.453Running
79+22SNathan Skaggs 8-10.456Running
87-156RRyan Myers 8-11.234Running
910+1W20Greg Wilson 8-12.933Running
108-211CKory Crabtree 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
22018Giovanni Scelzi 8-0.748Running
34+11SLogan Schuchart 8-1.964Running
43-191Cale Thomas 8-2.904Running
510+55Spencer Bayston 8-4.726Running
67+1101Cody Maroske 8-6.210Running
75-27SRobbie Price 8-8.649Running
8804Danny Smith 8-8.806Running
96-383XNate Reeser 8-10.201Running
109-16Bill Rose 8-13.096Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1241Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.4330.000
2371Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.464-0.031
3302David Gravel Watertown, CT11.535-0.102
41249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.577-0.144
5115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.611-0.178
61918Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.694-0.261
72717Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.750-0.317
891AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.796-0.363
9491Cale Thomas Fairland, IN11.820-0.387
10139PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN11.830-0.397
112083James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.864-0.431
12111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.878-0.445
131799Skylar Gee Leduc, AB11.919-0.486
142622Cole Duncan Circleville, OH12.001-0.568
1587SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.016-0.583
16620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.031-0.598
17153ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.068-0.635
18583XNate Reeser Circleville, OH12.102-0.669
1918A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN12.143-0.710
202256RRyan Myers Lewisburg, OH12.157-0.724
2121101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD12.233-0.800
222381Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH12.248-0.815
231411CKory Crabtree West Jefferson, OH12.402-0.969
24164Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH12.415-0.982
25251Nate Dussel Bradner, OH12.530-1.097
26282SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH12.573-1.140
2776Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.636-1.203
28105JJake Hesson Marysville, OH12.637-1.204
2924W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.801-1.368
30295Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.801-1.368
Hot Laps Results
12717Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.7700.000
2302David Gravel Watertown, CT11.795-0.025
3295Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.987-0.217
41918Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.089-0.319
51249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.092-0.322
62381Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH12.185-0.415
72083James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.203-0.433
8371Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.210-0.440
91799Skylar Gee Leduc, AB12.211-0.441
102622Cole Duncan Circleville, OH12.219-0.449
11111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.288-0.518
12251Nate Dussel Bradner, OH12.305-0.535
13139PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.322-0.552
1491AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.340-0.570
1524W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.370-0.600
16153ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.376-0.606
172256RRyan Myers Lewisburg, OH12.380-0.610
18115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.399-0.629
1918A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN12.413-0.643
2021101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD12.441-0.671
21620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.521-0.751
2287SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.531-0.761
23241Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.543-0.773
24282SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH12.643-0.873
25164Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH12.645-0.875
26491Cale Thomas Fairland, IN12.705-0.935
271411CKory Crabtree West Jefferson, OH12.800-1.030
28583XNate Reeser Circleville, OH13.333-1.563
2976Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.671-1.901
30105JJake Hesson Marysville, OH13.671-1.901
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Atomic Speedway
2535 Blain Hwy
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 

Event Description
After last year's much-anticipated return to this Ohio facility, the Outlaws are doubling down with two nights at Atomic in 2023.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
Friday, May 26, 2023
2:00PM Pit Gates Open
4:00PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Low-E Insulation Qualifying
Modified Hot Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat Races - 10 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Toyota Dash Draw
Modified Heat Races
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Dash - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown - 12 Laps
Modified Feature
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature - 35 Laps

Saturday, May 27, 2023
2:00PM Pit Gates Open
4:00PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Low-E Insulation Qualifying
B-Mod Hot Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat Races - 10 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Toyota Dash Draw
B-Mod Heat Races
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Toyota Dash - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown - 12 Laps
B-Mod Feature
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature - 35 Laps

**All Times and Schedule Subject to Change**
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(740) 703-9749

Options And Prices
2-Day Premium GA: $75 Advanced / $85 Day of
2-Day GA: $65 Advanced / $75 Day of
2 Day Child GA (12 & under): $20
Single Day Premium GA: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of
Single Day GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Single Day Child GA: $10


Grandstand Type


Family Section Location
Turn 4

Handicapped Seating Location
Front row

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement

Handicapped Parking Location
At front gate

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Rates vary per event

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand


Stadium Seating

No stadium seating allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front row

Handicapped Parking
At front gate

Pit Age Limit

Personal Coolers
14 inch coolers or smaller are permitted. No alcohol or glass bottles.

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at track (Not allowed in)

Smoking Policy

Family Section
Turn 4

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Rates vary per event

Track Info  

Atomic Speedway
2535 Blain Hwy
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 

Track Phone
(740) 703-9749

Ticket Phone
(740) 703-9749

Track Size

Sprint Car Track Record
10.915 by Brock Mayes in 2005

Late Model Track Record
12.748 by Jimmy Owens in 2015

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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