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Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial
Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Race Recap  

BADGER MASTER: Sheldon Haudenschild Hangs on for Fourth Beaver Dam World of Outlaws Victory

Sheldon Haudenschild may be from Ohio, but he feels right at home in the state of Wisconsin. The fans admire him. The racetracks suit him. And he continues racking up victories in “The Badger State.”

On Saturday night, Haudenschild drove to Beaver Dam Raceway Victory Lane for the fourth time in his last five starts at the 1/3-mile. The 29-year-old got by David Gravel on a mid-race restart and fended off Gravel’s last gasp on the final lap to secure the win in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale.

Haudenschild’s 33rd career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory and second of 2023 was worth $20,000. His fourth win at Beaver Dam equals him with Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman as the winningest drivers in Series history at the Wisconsin oval. Beaver Dam is also now tied as Haudenschild’s personal winningest track with the World of Outlaws. He also owns four triumphs at Pevely, MO’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

“I feel like I’m really free as a driver,” Haudenschild reasoned for his Beaver Dam success. “I can kind of do what I want and am able to move around. I feel like I use a lot more brake here than I do at any other place and can roll this bottom, for some reason, better than I do at a lot of other tracks. It all comes down to having a good car and starting up front with these guys.”

After topping the Toyota Racing Dash, Haudenschild brought the field to green for the 40-lap main event. As the race got underway, Haudenschild powered ahead in the first set of corners and settled in ahead of David Gravel, who rocketed from fourth to second on the opening circuit.

As they clicked off the early laps, Gravel maintained pace with Haudenschild with lapped traffic ahead. Right when they were beginning to encounter heavy traffic, the race’s first caution flew for a spinning Bill Rose on lap eight.

On the restart, Gravel aced the timing from the outside and had the advantage heading into Turn 1. The Watertown, CT native was able to rip around the cushion to take over the top spot as they roared down the back straightaway.

Gravel held the lead over the quick green flag run before the yellow lights again flashed – this time for a left-rear tire shredding on Noah Gass’ car with 26 laps to go.

When racing resumed, Haudenschild returned the favor on Gravel by making his own move for the lead. Gravel chose the outside and nosed ahead entering the first turn. But Haudenschild stayed close enough to throw a slider and clear the Big Game Motorsports #2. As they raced down the backstretch, Gravel couldn’t gather enough momentum for a crossover.

“I thought I got a good jump when I was in the lead and chose the outside,” Gravel recalled. “But I didn’t use the straightaway grip on the bottom of the straightaway good enough, and Sheldon had a run on me and slid me and got the lead.”

Sheldon Haudenschild races David Gravel
Sheldon Haudenschild regained the lead from David Gravel and held him off for his fourth Beaver Dam win (Trent Gower Photo)

After reclaiming the lead, Haudenschild displayed how fast his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing #17 machine was by pulling ahead of Gravel. The Wooster, OH native sliced through traffic to extend his advantage as the Feature moved beyond halfway.

Then as the laps began to wind down, Gravel suddenly came back to life. Lap by lap he chipped away at Haudenschild’s advantage. Whenever Haudenschild cleared a slower car, Gravel was quick to mirror the move.

Finally, the white flag flew and, just like the night before, Gravel saw one last opportunity to win. He prepared to try a slide job in Turns 3 and 4, but what he didn’t expect is exactly what Haudenschild did. The driver so known for his fierce driving style on the cushion chose to roll the bottom, forcing Gravel to lift and allowing Haudenschild to cross the finish line first.

A little film study helped Haudenschild make the winning decision on the last lap.

“I could hear David there, especially coming to the checkers,” Haudenschild admitted. “It had to be pretty close. I watched last night’s film, and honestly David probably should’ve won last night by sliding Gio (Scelzi). I knew he’d learn from that, and he wasn’t going to not finish the slider in (Turns) 3 and 4. So, I tried to roll the bottom and not miss it.”

Gravel saw some irony in Haudenschild’s choice.

Sheldon Haudenschild went to the bottom, and it won him a race,” Gravel said with a grin.

On a more serious note, Gravel’s effort marked his third consecutive top two finish. He now sits at a Series-best 15 podiums in 2023 and has plenty of momentum as the Summer of Money heats up with the $250,000-to-win Billion Auto Huset’s High Bank Nationals presented by Menards next week.

“Obviously, it’s a big week,” Gravel said. “It’s only show-up points, so we’re going there to win races.”

For the second straight night, Brad Sweet followed Gravel to the checkered flag to complete the top three. The Kasey Kahne Racing pilot had to work hard for the result after starting 11th. Advancing eight spots to collect his 14th podium of the season was enough to net him the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award.

“It was a great racetrack tonight, very racy,” Sweet commented. “We were really good on the restarts and able to run whatever line we could to pass cars, sometimes the middle and sometimes the bottom. Hats off to my Napa Auto Parts guys. They did a great job bailing us out from 11th.”

Carson Macedo and Logan Schuchart rounded out the top five.

By finishing one spot better than Sweet again, Gravel now sits only 10 points behind him for the points lead.

Jacob Allen picked up his first Simpson Performance Products QuickTime of the year and the 16th of his career.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Jacob Allen (55th Heat Race win of career). Micro-Lite Heat Two was topped by David Gravel (227th of career). NOS Energy Drink Heat Three was claimed by Logan Schuchart (112th of career).

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series head to Brandon, SD for the Billion Auto Huset’s High Bank Nationals presented by Menards. The massive four-night event is set for June 21-24. The three prelims will award a stout $20,000-to-win before the finale features the largest payday in Series history with $250,000 going to the winner. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS: 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 2-David Gravel[4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[11]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston[2]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[3]; 9. 83-James McFadden[10]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz[12]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[8]; 12. 9-Kasey Kahne[13]; 13. 7S-Robbie Price[9]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog[15]; 15. 20G-Noah Gass[14]; 16. 1-Brenham Crouch[17]; 17. 49J-Josh Schneiderman[16]; 18. 23-Russel Borland[19]; 19. 6-Bill Rose[18]; 20. 87A-Austin Hartmann[20]; 21. 26-Preston Ruh[22]; 22. 19B-Jack Berger[21]; 23. (DNS) U2-Jack Vanderboom; 24. (DNS) 49T-Jarrod Schneiderman

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 400.00033Running150$20,000
24+22David Gravel 40-0.4817Running146$6,000
311+849Brad Sweet 40-3.119Running144$3,500
45+141Carson Macedo 40-5.220Running142$2,800
56+11SLogan Schuchart 40-5.418Running140$2,500
62-45Spencer Bayston 40-5.529Running138$2,300
77018Giovanni Scelzi 40-5.881Running136$2,200
83-51AJacob Allen 40-8.023Running134$2,100
910+183James McFadden 40-8.380Running132$2,050
1012+215Donny Schatz 40-9.201Running130$2,000
118-33ZBrock Zearfoss 40-9.787Running128$1,600
1213+19Kasey Kahne 40-10.608Running126$1,400
139-47SRobbie Price 40-14.351Running124$1,200
1415+117BBill Balog 39-1 LapsRunning122$1,100
1514-120GNoah Gass 39-1 LapsRunning120$1,050
1617+11Brenham Crouch 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1716-149JJosh Schneiderman 39-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1819+123Russel Borland 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1918-16Bill Rose 38-2 LapsRunning112$1,000
2020087AAustin Hartmann 38-2 LapsRunning110$1,000
2122+126Preston Ruh 37-3 LapsDNF108$1,000
2221-119BJack Berger 21-19 LapsDNF106$1,000
23230U2Jack Vanderboom 0-40 LapsDNS104$1,000
2424049TJarrod Schneiderman 0-40 LapsDNS102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Brad Sweet
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 80.0008Running0$0
2205Spencer Bayston 8-2.465Running0$0
3301AJacob Allen 8-4.556Running0$0
4402David Gravel 8-5.086Running0$0
56+141Carson Macedo 8-5.837Running0$0
65-11SLogan Schuchart 8-7.483Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 110.00011Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 11-0.981Running
34+118Giovanni Scelzi 11-2.184Running
43-183James McFadden 11-2.487Running
5509Kasey Kahne 11-3.446Running
66049JJosh Schneiderman 11-4.089Running
77023Russel Borland 11-4.426Running
88026Preston Ruh 8-3 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 100.00010Running
21-141Carson Macedo 10-1.621Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 10-3.514Running
43-149Brad Sweet 10-4.289Running
57+220GNoah Gass 10-6.447Running
65-11Brenham Crouch 10-7.409Running
76-187AAustin Hartmann 10-8.461Running
880U2Jack Vanderboom 0-10 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11SLogan Schuchart 100.00010Running
21-15Spencer Bayston 10-1.229Running
34+17SRobbie Price 10-3.238Running
45+115Donny Schatz 10-4.298Running
53-217BBill Balog 10-5.312Running
6606Bill Rose 10-8.305Running
77019BJack Berger 10-15.517Running
88049TJarrod Schneiderman 0-10 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
181AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.4320.000
21041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.472-0.040
345Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.501-0.069
41517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.513-0.081
5202David Gravel Watertown, CT11.531-0.099
611SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.547-0.115
7983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.558-0.126
8549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.563-0.131
9217BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.566-0.134
102318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.625-0.193
11183ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.632-0.200
12197SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.643-0.211
13149Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.649-0.217
1471Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX11.662-0.230
152215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.716-0.284
161249JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA11.717-0.285
17687AAustin Hartmann Plymouth, WI11.798-0.366
1836Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.867-0.435
191723Russel Borland Kewaskum, WI11.951-0.519
201620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.961-0.529
212119BJack Berger Lake Elmo, MN12.366-0.934
221326Preston Ruh Elkhart Lake, WI12.454-1.022
2311U2Jack Vanderboom Dousman, WI12.454-1.022
242449TJarrod Schneiderman West Burlington, IA12.454-1.022
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1202David Gravel Watertown, CT11.6810.000
21517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.738-0.057
3197SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.765-0.084
42318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.770-0.089
5149Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.783-0.102
62215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.807-0.126
7983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.825-0.144
8183ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.844-0.163
981AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.981-0.300
10549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.084-0.403
1145Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.094-0.413
121041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.169-0.488
131723Russel Borland Kewaskum, WI12.173-0.492
1411SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.184-0.503
151620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.219-0.538
1671Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX12.263-0.582
17217BBill Balog North Pole, AK12.315-0.634
1811U2Jack Vanderboom Dousman, WI12.434-0.753
19687AAustin Hartmann Plymouth, WI12.490-0.809
202119BJack Berger Lake Elmo, MN12.532-0.851
211249JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA12.575-0.894
221326Preston Ruh Elkhart Lake, WI12.900-1.219
2336Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.172-1.491
242449TJarrod Schneiderman West Burlington, IA13.172-1.491
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Beaver Dam Raceway
N7086 Raceway Road
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 

Event Description
"The Greatest Show on Dirt" invades Wisconsin for the first time in 2023 with an extended stay at Beaver Dam. Can Sheldon Haudenschild sweep the weekend again?

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Adult Pit Combo $48 (Pit pass and reserved seat purchased in advance)
Child Pit Combo (Ages 12-under): $32
Adult Reserved: $45
Child Reserved: $20
Adult General Admission: $40
Child (6-12) General Admission: $20
Kids 5 and under FREE GA
Race Day Adult Pit Pass $45
Race Day Child Pit Pass $30

TICKET INFO

Discounts
None

Grandstand Type
Bleacher style; Chair backs in top 2 rows of section B & C

Reserved Seating
Upper rows Reserved

Family Section Location
No

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian with signed Minor Waiver

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
There are no camping facilities at the Beaver Dam Raceway

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Reserved Seating
Upper rows Reserved

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher style; Chair backs in top 2 rows of section B & C

Stadium Seating
Stadium seating is allowed



Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian with signed Minor Waiver

Personal Coolers
No personal Coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Beaver Dam Raceway serves both beer and hard liquor.

Smoking Policy
There is NO SMOKING allowed within the Raceway except for designated areas

Family Section
No

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
There are no camping facilities at the Beaver Dam Raceway

Track Info  

Beaver Dam Raceway
N7086 Raceway Road
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 

Track Phone
(920) 887-1600

Track Size
0.333

Track Type
High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.025 by Sheldon Haudenschild on 6/17/2022

Late Model Track Record
13.104 by Frank Heckenast Jr. on 6/30/21

Closest Airport
39 miles: Madison, WI (MSN / KMSN) Dane County Regional Airport

Other Airport
65 miles: Appleton, WI (ATW / KATW) Outagamie County Regional Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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