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Champion Racing Oil National Open
Williams Grove Speedway | Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Friday, September 29, 2023
Race Recap  

FULL CIRCLE: Brad Sweet Scores Second Williams Grove Win of 2023 Season

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ 2023 journey to Williams Grove Speedway ended the same way it started – with Brad Sweet in Victory Lane.

Less than 30 minutes after finishing fifth in the 61st Champion Racing Oil National Open, “The Big Cat” found another gear and won the 25-lap Feature – that was postponed from Friday – for his second Williams Grove triumph of the year. His first came in May.

“Really had a great race car right there,” Sweet said. “Wish we had that for the National Open. But it is hard to win these races. Everyone is always trying things and it’s in a small window.

“My guys have been giving me good race cars. Not only here, but everywhere lately. We’ve been in contention to win; it seems like night in and night out.”

Sweet started outside pole, alongside Toyota Dash winner Tyler Courtney. When the Feature commenced, “Sunshine” got the early jump and pulled ahead. However, the NAPA Auto Parts #49 kept the pressure on every corner.

Sweet dove under Courtney going into Turn 3 on Lap 2, but the NOS Energy Drink #7BC propelled ahead from the momentum gained on the top lane.

Their battle was interrupted with a caution on Lap 5 for a slowed Chase Randall. Upon the race’s resumption, Sweet took another shot at a Turn 3 slider. This time, success.

Williams Grove Speedway racing
Saturday night racing at Williams Grove Speedway during the National Open weekend (Trent Gower photo)

New leader, Brad Sweet, on Lap 6.

Three laps later, he was already ahead by nearly two seconds.

Courtney was left to try and fend of Carson Macedo for second, but a new hope emerged at the halfway point. While Sweet dealt with slower traffic, Courtney cut his lead in half.

With nine laps to go, Courtney closed within a second. With four to go, under half a second.

A potential July scenario was playing out again for Sweet where he got passed on the last corner by Logan Schuchart for the win.

However, Courtney lost his charge, getting passed by Macedo and David Gravel in the final two laps.

The four-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion went on to visit Victory Lane for the 10th time this season with the Series, extend his points lead – now 90 over Gravel – and score multiple wins at Williams Grove in a season for the first time in his career.

“We finally got the win with (my daughter) Savannah with me – she got to go on the wing – and my wife,” Sweet said. “My wife has spent a lot of miserable nights here at Williams Grove, (with us) having to take provisionals and stuff, so it is cool to see it come full circle and us get a win.”

After blowing a motor on the final lap of the National Open, Macedo and his Jason Johnson Racing crew thrashed in under 30 minutes to get a new motor in the car and have it ready for another 25 laps. Their resilience was rewarded with a second-place run.

“This JJR 41 team did an incredible job,” Macedo said. “That was about as quick as you can change a motor and try to make adjustments… I’m really proud of them. You work so hard and turn around and come back and get a runner up finish. I felt like we were pretty strong there at the end. I could get through (Turns 1 and 2) better than most guys.”

Gravel finished third for his 30th podium finish of the season – a Series high.

“I wish we could get to lap traffic there and dice it up a little bit more but just ran out of laps and got to third there on the last lap,” Gravel said.

“Overall, a solid weekend, but Brad (Sweet) beat us both nights and that’s not what you want. We’re going to keep working hard and digging and Port Royal (Speedway) is a pretty good track for us, so I’m really excited for [the Nittany Showdown, Oct. 6-7].”

Before the rain fell and postponed Friday’s Feature to Saturday, Gravel had a strong start to the event, scoring the Simpson Quick Time Award and winning the CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat #1.

Courtney finished fourth and, after winning his second National Open title, Brent Marks finished fifth. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz won the KSE Hard Charger Award, making his way from 27th to 13th.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Port Royal Speedway for the two-day Nittany Showdown, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 3. 2-David Gravel[6]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 5. 19-Brent Marks[13]; 6. 39M-Lance Dewease[7]; 7. 8E-Freddie Rahmer[8]; 8. 13-Justin Peck[9]; 9. 69K-Daryn Pittman[15]; 10. 11T-TJ Stutts[14]; 11. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[10]; 12. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[19]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz[27]; 14. 21-Brian Brown[5]; 15. 8-Aaron Reutzel[12]; 16. 27-Troy Wagaman Jr[20]; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[29]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[11]; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich[24]; 20. 5-Spencer Bayston[30]; 21. 39T-Kyle Moody[26]; 22. 44-Dylan Norris[28]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart[25]; 24. 1X-Chad Trout[18]; 25. (DNF) 9-Kasey Kahne[23]; 26. (DNF) 58-Chase Randall[17]; 27. (DNS) 26-Zeb Wise; 28. (DNS) 83-James McFadden; 29. (DNS) 71-Anthony Macri; 30. (DNS) 24-Rico Abreu

Williams Grove Podium
Podium finishers David Gravel (left), Brad Sweet (center) and Carson Macedo (right) (Trent Gower Photo)
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Feature Results
12+149Brad Sweet 250.00020Running150$10,000
24+241Carson Macedo 25-1.071Running146$6,000
36+32David Gravel 25-2.487Running144$3,500
41-37BCTyler Courtney 25-2.7425Running142$2,800
513+819Brent Marks 25-3.091Running140$2,500
67+139MLance Dewease 25-5.343Running138$2,300
78+18EFreddie Rahmer 25-6.495Running136$2,200
89+113Justin Peck 25-7.183Running134$2,100
915+669KDaryn Pittman 25-7.549Running132$2,050
1014+411TT.J. Stutts 25-10.517Running130$2,000
1110-183JRMichael Kofoid 25-10.817Running128$1,600
1219+718Giovanni Scelzi 25-12.476Running126$1,400
1327+1415Donny Schatz 25-13.328Running124$1,200
145-921Brian Brown 25-13.360Running122$1,100
1512-38Aaron Reutzel 25-14.412Running120$1,050
1620+427Troy Wagaman Jr.25-14.902Running118$1,000
1729+1217Sheldon Haudenschild 25-15.546Running116$1,000
1811-73ZBrock Zearfoss 25-17.424Running114$1,000
1924+548Danny Dietrich 25-17.651Running112$1,000
2030+105Spencer Bayston 25-18.128Running110$1,000
2126+539TKyle Moody 25-19.675Running108$1,000
2228+644Dylan Norris 24-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2325+21SLogan Schuchart 24-1 LapsRunning104$1,000
2418-61XChad Trout 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2523-29Kasey Kahne 10-15 LapsDNF102$1,000
2617-958Chase Randall 4-21 LapsDNF102$1,000
2716-1126Zeb Wise 0-25 LapsDNS102$1,000
2821-783James McFadden 0-25 LapsDNS102$1,000
2922-771Anthony Macri 0-25 LapsDNS102$1,000
303-2724Rico Abreu 0-25 LapsDNS102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
11083James McFadden 120.00012Running0$0
24+271Anthony Macri 12-1.259Running0$0
32-19Kasey Kahne 12-2.685Running0$0
43-148Danny Dietrich 12-3.941Running0$0
58+323Devon Borden 12-4.548Running90$300
612+644Dylan Norris 12-6.345Running90$250
79+21TTanner Holmes 12-7.996Running90$225
85-315HSam Hafertepe Jr12-8.072Running90$200
97-215Donny Schatz 12-8.986Running90$200
106-439TKyle Moody 12-9.961Running90$200
1114+317Sheldon Haudenschild 12-10.037Running90$200
1211-191Kyle Reinhardt 12-10.799Running90$200
1316+35WLucas Wolfe 12-11.865Running90$200
1419+545Jeff Halligan 12-12.209Running90$200
1510-56GGaret Williamson 12-12.682Running90$200
1621+57SRobbie Price 12-13.162Running90$200
1722+567Justin Whittall 12-13.587Running90$200
1817-112SBrent Shearer 12-14.305Running90$200
1920+199Skylar Gee 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
2023+310XRyan Smith 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
2113-869Cameron Smith 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
2215-75Spencer Bayston 3-9 LapsDNF90$200
2318-51SLogan Schuchart 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
1107BCTyler Courtney 60.0006Running0$0
22049Brad Sweet 6-2.061Running0$0
33024Rico Abreu 6-3.226Running0$0
44041Carson Macedo 6-4.401Running0$0
57+221Brian Brown 6-5.492Running0$0
65-12David Gravel 6-6.080Running0$0
76-139MLance Dewease 6-6.786Running0$0
8808EFreddie Rahmer 6-7.897Running0$0
C Main Results
12+167Justin Whittall 80.0008Running150$0
21-110XRyan Smith 8-3.641Running146$0
35+220GNoah Gass 8-4.861Running144$0
43-16Kody Hartlaub 8-5.539Running142$0
59+490Jordan Givler 8-8.936Running140$0
610+435BAustin Bishop 8-9.259Running138$0
712+523AChris Arnold 6-2 LapsDNF136$0
816+81MLandon Myers 0-8 LapsDNS134$0
94-511Cory Eliason 0-8 LapsDNS132$0
106-417BSteve Buckwalter 0-8 LapsDNS130$0
117-435Zach Hampton 0-8 LapsDNS128$0
128-411PRobbie Kendall 0-8 LapsDNS126$0
1311-25CDylan Cisney 0-8 LapsDNS124$0
1413-123MMichael Millard 0-8 LapsDNS122$0
1514-112WTroy Fraker 0-8 LapsDNS120$0
1615-112Billy Dietrich 0-8 LapsDNS118$0
171701WTyler Reeser 0-8 LapsDNS116$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
22041Carson Macedo 8-2.347Running
34+113Justin Peck 8-3.529Running
43-119Brent Marks 8-4.328Running
55058Chase Randall 8-6.211Running
66048Danny Dietrich 8-6.931Running
77015Donny Schatz 8-8.185Running
88091Kyle Reinhardt 8-9.504Running
9905Spencer Bayston 8-10.708Running
1010045Jeff Halligan 8-11.552Running
1111010XRyan Smith 8-13.077Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107BCTyler Courtney 90.0009Running
22049Brad Sweet 9-1.175Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 9-2.344Running
45+169KDaryn Pittman 9-3.023Running
57+218Giovanni Scelzi 9-3.883Running
68+215HSam Hafertepe Jr9-4.709Running
710+31TTanner Holmes 9-4.787Running
811+369Cameron Smith 9-5.079Running
99012SBrent Shearer 9-6.562Running
106-47SRobbie Price 6-3 LapsDNF
113-883James McFadden 0-9 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+124Rico Abreu 80.0008Running
21-139MLance Dewease 8-0.972Running
33083JRMichael Kofoid 8-2.631Running
46+211TT.J. Stutts 8-5.541Running
57+21XChad Trout 8-6.269Running
64-271Anthony Macri 8-7.242Running
79+239TKyle Moody 8-8.244Running
85-36GGaret Williamson 8-9.442Running
911+217Sheldon Haudenschild 8-9.682Running
108-21SLogan Schuchart 8-10.459Running
1110-11MLandon Myers 8-11.630Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021Brian Brown 80.0008Running
2208EFreddie Rahmer 8-1.730Running
34+18Aaron Reutzel 8-3.327Running
45+126Zeb Wise 8-4.406Running
56+127Troy Wagaman Jr.8-5.624Running
63-39Kasey Kahne 8-6.579Running
79+223Devon Borden 8-6.871Running
810+244Dylan Norris 8-7.583Running
911+25WLucas Wolfe 8-8.787Running
108-299Skylar Gee 8-9.927Running
117-467Justin Whittall 6-2 LapsRunning
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1222David Gravel Watertown, CT16.1010.000
2117BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN16.137-0.036
31341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA16.142-0.041
42349Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA16.184-0.083
52119Brent Marks Myerstown, PA16.185-0.084
62583James McFadden Alice Springs, NT16.196-0.095
71413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN16.206-0.105
873ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA16.220-0.119
9158Chase Randall Waco, TX16.287-0.186
102069KDaryn Pittman Owasso, OK16.337-0.236
11248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA16.358-0.257
12157SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC16.361-0.260
13815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND16.362-0.261
142618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA16.392-0.291
151891Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ16.438-0.337
161615HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX16.456-0.355
17195Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN16.489-0.388
182912SBrent Shearer Manheim, PA16.538-0.437
19645Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA16.550-0.449
20271TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR16.550-0.449
21910XRyan Smith Kunkletown, PA16.662-0.561
2235WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA16.663-0.562
232412Billy Dietrich Bilgerville, PA16.671-0.570
242811PRobbie Kendall New Freedom, PA16.706-0.605
25121WTyler Reeser Orwigsburg, PA16.785-0.684
261790Jordan Givler Camp Hill, PA16.820-0.719
27435BAustin Bishop Elverson, PA16.886-0.785
281035Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN16.945-0.844
29512WTroy Fraker Newville, PA17.881-1.780
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1739MLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA16.1770.000
22621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO16.310-0.133
32924Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA16.378-0.201
4218EFreddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA16.395-0.218
5383JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA16.409-0.232
6129Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA16.412-0.235
7871Anthony Macri Dillsburg, PA16.418-0.241
8198Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX16.468-0.291
966GGaret Williamson Columbia, MO16.477-0.300
101626Zeb Wise Angola, IN16.521-0.344
111411TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA16.525-0.348
122527Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA16.561-0.384
1341XChad Trout Dover, PA16.565-0.388
14967Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ16.638-0.461
1551SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA16.651-0.474
16199Skylar Gee Leduc, AB16.685-0.508
172739TKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA16.697-0.520
182323Devon Borden Raymond, WA16.704-0.527
19241MLandon Myers York, PA16.723-0.546
20244Dylan Norris Hanover, PA16.729-0.552
211869Cameron Smith Spring Grove, PA16.751-0.574
222017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH16.781-0.604
23106Kody Hartlaub East Berlin, PA16.793-0.616
241320GNoah Gass Mounds, OK16.817-0.640
252811Cory Eliason Visalia, CA16.833-0.656
261517BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA16.842-0.665
27225CDylan Cisney Port Royal, PA16.849-0.672
281723AChris Arnold Dillsburg, PA17.047-0.870
291123MMichael Millard Bremerton, WA17.734-1.557
Hot Laps Results
15824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA16.3160.000
25521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO16.418-0.102
3222David Gravel Watertown, CT16.564-0.248
45427Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA16.566-0.250
52119Brent Marks Myerstown, PA16.606-0.290
6488Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX16.618-0.302
7508EFreddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA16.650-0.334
83639MLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA16.667-0.351
94917Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH16.670-0.354
105223Devon Borden Raymond, WA16.674-0.358
114526Zeb Wise Angola, IN16.676-0.360
12356GGaret Williamson Columbia, MO16.683-0.367
135639TKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA16.689-0.373
143144Dylan Norris Hanover, PA16.693-0.377
152349Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA16.697-0.381
164769Cameron Smith Spring Grove, PA16.698-0.382
173283JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA16.706-0.390
184311TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA16.723-0.407
19515CDylan Cisney Port Royal, PA16.753-0.437
205711Cory Eliason Visalia, CA16.756-0.440
21531MLandon Myers York, PA16.763-0.447
222069KDaryn Pittman Owasso, OK16.800-0.484
23331XChad Trout Dover, PA16.835-0.519
241341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA16.836-0.520
25157SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC16.894-0.578
262912SBrent Shearer Manheim, PA16.912-0.596
271891Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ16.946-0.630
282618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA16.948-0.632
292811PRobbie Kendall New Freedom, PA16.973-0.657
304417BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA16.974-0.658
312412Billy Dietrich Bilgerville, PA16.981-0.665
32645Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA17.012-0.696
33195Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN17.034-0.718
343867Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ17.039-0.723
351615HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX17.055-0.739
36117BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN17.111-0.795
37396Kody Hartlaub East Berlin, PA17.129-0.813
38248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA17.159-0.843
392583James McFadden Alice Springs, NT17.194-0.878
40158Chase Randall Waco, TX17.212-0.896
41419Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA17.223-0.907
4273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA17.230-0.914
434623AChris Arnold Dillsburg, PA17.253-0.937
441413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN17.270-0.954
453099Skylar Gee Leduc, AB17.281-0.965
46341SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA17.301-0.985
47121WTyler Reeser Orwigsburg, PA17.310-0.994
48271TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR17.314-0.998
49815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND17.423-1.107
501035Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN17.439-1.123
5135WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA17.536-1.220
52435BAustin Bishop Elverson, PA17.691-1.375
534023MMichael Millard Bremerton, WA17.730-1.414
544220GNoah Gass Mounds, OK17.857-1.541
55910XRyan Smith Kunkletown, PA17.925-1.609
56512WTroy Fraker Newville, PA19.165-2.849
571790Jordan Givler Camp Hill, PA0.00016.316
583771Anthony Macri Dillsburg, PA0.00016.316
King of the Hill Results
11010XRyan Smith 00.000Running0$0
22069Cameron Smith 0-0.877Running0$0
34+117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-1.958Running0$0
43-15WLucas Wolfe 0-3.717Running0$0
56+16Kody Hartlaub 012.578Running0$0
610+411Cory Eliason 012.086Running0$0
78+120GNoah Gass 010.737Running0$0
812+417BSteve Buckwalter 09.987Running0$0
915+635Zach Hampton 09.199Running0$0
107-311PRobbie Kendall 07.917Running0$0
1111090Jordan Givler 06.345Running0$0
1214+25CDylan Cisney 05.429Running0$0
1313035BAustin Bishop 04.815Running0$0
1416+223AChris Arnold 03.999Running0$0
1518+323MMichael Millard 015.163Running0$0
1617+112WTroy Fraker 012.224DNF0$0
175-1212Billy Dietrich 0114.426DNF0$0
189-91WTyler Reeser 0114.426DNS0$0
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Champion Racing Oil National Open
Friday, September 29, 2023
Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws face the PA Posse and the money-hungry invaders in this 61st National Open worth $75,000-to-win at Williams Grove.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Event Schedule
4:00 PM - Pits open to General Public
5:00 PM - Gates Open
7:00 PM - Hot Laps
7:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies

*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
General Admission Friday: $35
Reserved Tickets Friday: $40
General Admission Saturday $45
Reserved Tickets Saturday: $50

Camping is $50 for the weekend.

Grandstand Type

Handicapped Seating Location
Front Stretch - Buddy Seats

Pit Age Requirement
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Parent/Guardian must fill out & sign waiver for children 14-17

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Call the track for details

Frequently Asked Questions  
Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted.

Handicapped Seating
Front Stretch - Buddy Seats

Handicapped Parking
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Pit Age Limit
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Parent/Guardian must fill out & sign waiver for children 14-17

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Personal Coolers
Coolers no larger that 18" are allowed. No glass containers.


Alcohol Sales
No alcohol sold on site.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands, or near food stands

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Call the track for details

Track Info  

Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 

Track Phone
(717) 697-5000

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

Track Type
Semi banked; paperclip oval

Sprint Car Track Record
16.089 seconds by TJ Stutts on 4-8-23

Late Model Track Record
19.500 seconds by Jason Covert

Closest Airport
Harrisburg Int

Other Airport

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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