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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede
Devil's Bowl Speedway | Mesquite, Texas
Friday, October 20, 2023
Race Recap  

COWBOY CARSON: Macedo Masters Traffic for First Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory

Throughout his time in racing, Jason Johnson always viewed Devil’s Bowl Speedway as one of his favorite tracks. The Mesquite, TX oval is roughly five hours from Johnson’s hometown of Eunice, LA. The “Ragin’ Cajun” experienced plenty of success at the half mile including a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory in 2017.

And on Friday night, current Jason Johnson Racing pilot – Carson Macedo – honored Johnson with a win at Devil’s Bowl on night one of the Sprint Car Stampede.

The Lemoore, CA native started on the pole of the 25-lap Feature and delivered a phenomenal drive. A strong start. A timely lane change. And excellent movement through traffic ushered Macedo to his first checkered flag at the historic facility during the track’s final weekend.

After the checkers, members of Johnson’s family joined the celebration. A jubilant Jaxx (Jason’s son) rose atop the wing of the Albaugh #41 with Macedo as the crowd roared. The Jason Johnson Racing machine made it back to Devil’s Bowl Victory Lane.

“It’s really special,” Macedo commented. “Devil’s Bowl has got a lot of history. The Johnson family, a lot of them are from this area or close to it and it’s special for them. Craig and Debra are here – Jason’s parents. Bobbi and Jaxx. Jaxx was able to get up on the wing with me.

“My guys just did an incredible job. Philip and Brooke (Dietz) owning this #41 car, they give us first class equipment. And Philip, Clyde (Knipp), and Nate (Repetz) just executed all night. I feel like we laid down a really respectable lap in Qualifying. We were able to get into the Dash, win the Dash from second, and then capitalize on that pole starting spot and lead every lap of the Feature.”

Macedo is up to 35 career victories with The Greatest Show on Dirt, moving him within one of tying Shane Stewart for 20th on the all-time win list. Devil’s Bowl becomes the 23rd different track where Macedo owns a World of Outlaws triumph. It’s Macedo’s second win in the state of Texas, and this one makes him and the JJR crew $12,000 richer.

Courtesy of topping the Toyota Racing Dash, Macedo led the field to green and jumped out to an early advantage.

An early caution with five laps complete set up a pivotal restart. Macedo darted ahead again, but second-starting David Gravel didn’t allow him to escape. Gravel ripped the cushion aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 while Macedo stayed in the grip down low. The different lines allowed Gravel to close in. But right when it looked as if he may slip around him, Macedo shifted to the top to take the line.

“I didn’t really know where to be in (Turns) 3 and 4, especially early. It seemed to kind of be letting go on me a little bit there off of (Turn) 4,” Macedo explained. “I didn’t feel like I could get off that corner as nice as I wanted to. I could look over and see Gravel kind of trailing my right rear (tire) on the top and decided it was time to move up and felt pretty good after that.”

After moving to the top, Macedo began to pull away again as the race cleared the halfway mark. Behind him, Gravel and a surging Brad Sweet were in a duel for second. Sweet closed on Gravel’s tail tank multiple times but couldn’t quite find a lane around.

As the race dipped inside of five laps to go, both Gravel and Sweet closed on Macedo as he struggled with a slower car. The lead was trimmed below half a second with only three circuits remaining. But Macedo delivered the winning move by clearing the lapped car coming to the white flag and driving by another in the final set of turns to keep the challengers behind him and lock up the victory and end a 16-race winless streak.

“I was really nervous at the end there,” Macedo admitted. “That lapper at the end there, I was having a really hard time guessing where he was going to go. He’d kind of last minute lane change down to the bottom and kind of halfway miss it, but then grab the grip and just mess up my air enough to where my pace was slowing way down.

“Sprint Car racing is a weird thing. You could have all the tools in the world, good equipment, an amazing mechanic in Phil Dietz, and two great guys in Clyde and Nate, and I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job, but still just not quite get the job done, not winning races. And you start to kind of doubt yourself and get in a little bit of a slump. But, man, Devil’s Bowl is a great place to get out of that.”

Behind Macedo, Gravel held off Sweet to claim the runner-up spot, his sixth second place finish in the last 10 races. The Watertown, CT native increased his Series-leading podium total to 33 in 2023. The repeated runner-ups without a win continued to fuel Gravel’s hunger for a trip back to Victory Lane before the season wraps up.

“I felt like Carson was just as good as us, and I thought Brad was just as good. I heard him a few times, as well,” Gravel said. “It’s just like playing a game of chess. A guy goes high and you go low and vice versa. It sucks. We’ve finished second a lot this year. It’s not a bad thing, but you definitely want to win.”

Rounding out the top three was the championship point leader – Sweet. Another solid run contributing toward his ongoing effort of a fifth straight title as he allowed Gravel to only take two points out of the gap between the two. The difference now sits at 64 points with four races to go. Sweet felt if he could’ve lined up a little closer to the front, he might’ve been able to wheel the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 to the win.

“We made some really good adjustments for the A (Feature) and were able to kind of drive up through there and honestly contend there for second,” Sweet said. “And I didn’t feel like Carson was pulling away. I felt like we had a car capable of winning, just needed a little track position. It was definitely getting slicker and more technical.”

Completing the top five was Spencer Bayston and Robbie Price notching a season-best run of fifth.

Sheldon Haudenschild grabbed the KSE Racing Hard Charger with a 19th to 13th drive, his Series-leading seventh Hard Charger of the year.

Brad Sweet snagged his third Simpson Performance Products QuickTime in the last four races, fifth overall in 2023, and the 74th of his career.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to David Gravel. James McFadden and Spencer Bayston topped NOS Energy Drink Heats Two and Three.

Sheldon Haudenschild won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to Noah Gass after he climbed as high as eighth in the Feature before slipping to 20th.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are back at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 21 for the final race at the birthplace of the Series. The finale of the Sprint Car Stampede will pay $20,023 to the winner and $1,978 to start. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo[1]; 2. 2-David Gravel[2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[6]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston[4]; 5. 7S-Robbie Price[3]; 6. 83-James McFadden[5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[9]; 8. 1T-Tanner Holmes[8]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz[12]; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[14]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[15]; 12. 52-Blake Hahn[11]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[19]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart[13]; 15. 1-Brenham Crouch[7]; 16. 95-Matt Covington[17]; 17. 84-Scott Bogucki[21]; 18. 9-Kasey Kahne[20]; 19. 11-Cory Eliason[18]; 20. 20G-Noah Gass[10]; 21. 72-Harli White[16]; 22. 87J-Jace Park[23]; 23. J2-John Carney II[22]; 24. 19-Ayrton Gennetten[24]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11041Carson Macedo 250.00025Running150$12,000
2202David Gravel 25-0.677Running146$6,000
36+349Brad Sweet 25-1.491Running144$3,500
4405Spencer Bayston 25-2.141Running142$2,600
53-27SRobbie Price 25-2.334Running140$2,350
65-183James McFadden 25-4.128Running138$2,150
79+23ZBrock Zearfoss 25-4.517Running136$2,100
8801TTanner Holmes 25-5.598Running134$1,950
912+315Donny Schatz 25-6.561Running132$1,900
1014+418Giovanni Scelzi 25-7.494Running130$1,850
1115+415HSam Hafertepe Jr25-7.981Running128$1,400
1211-152Blake Hahn 25-8.765Running126$1,200
1319+617Sheldon Haudenschild 25-9.207Running124$1,000
1413-11SLogan Schuchart 25-9.518Running122$950
157-81Brenham Crouch 25-10.814Running120$900
1617+195Matt Covington 25-12.931Running118$900
1721+484Scott Bogucki 25-14.129Running116$900
1820+29Kasey Kahne 25-15.223Running114$900
1918-111Cory Eliason 25-15.415Running112$900
2010-1020GNoah Gass 24-1 LapsRunning110$900
2116-572Harli White 24-1 LapsRunning108$900
2223+187JJace Park 24-1 LapsRunning106$900
2322-1J2John Carney II24-1 LapsRunning104$900
2424019Ayrton Gennetten 24-1 LapsRunning102$900
KSE Hard Charger: Sheldon Haudenschild
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+117Sheldon Haudenschild 120.00012Running0$0
21-19Kasey Kahne 12-1.462Running0$0
38+584Scott Bogucki 12-5.298Running0$0
43-1J2John Carney II12-9.700Running0$0
56+187JJace Park 12-10.152Running0$0
65-119Ayrton Gennetten 12-10.973Running0$0
7704Austin Mundie 12-11.418Running90$300
84-41JDanny Jennings 12-13.752Running90$250
99021WRiley Goodno 12-14.073Running90$225
101002BBrett Becker 12-15.755Running90$200
1113+217XWout Hoffmans 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1211-199XDalton Stevens 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
1312-16MBlake Mallory 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+141Carson Macedo 60.0006Running0$0
23+12David Gravel 6-1.643Running0$0
31-27SRobbie Price 6-3.862Running0$0
4405Spencer Bayston 6-5.183Running0$0
56+183James McFadden 6-6.011Running0$0
65-149Brad Sweet 6-7.336Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 80.0008Running
21-149Brad Sweet 8-2.768Running
34+11Brenham Crouch 8-4.388Running
45+120GNoah Gass 8-5.932Running
53-21SLogan Schuchart 8-6.908Running
68+272Harli White 8-8.334Running
770J2John Carney II8-10.840Running
86-21JDanny Jennings 8-12.297Running
910+14Austin Mundie 8-13.644Running
109-12BBrett Becker 8-14.941Running
1111017XWout Hoffmans 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183James McFadden 80.0008Running
21-141Carson Macedo 8-0.941Running
34+11TTanner Holmes 8-1.907Running
43-152Blake Hahn 8-2.519Running
56+118Giovanni Scelzi 8-3.461Running
68+295Matt Covington 8-4.229Running
75-29Kasey Kahne 8-4.798Running
87-119Ayrton Gennetten 8-5.226Running
99084Scott Bogucki 8-5.840Running
1010099XDalton Stevens 6-2 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+15Spencer Bayston 80.0008Running
21-17SRobbie Price 8-1.967Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-3.533Running
43-115Donny Schatz 8-4.899Running
56+115HSam Hafertepe Jr8-7.194Running
68+211Cory Eliason 8-8.224Running
75-217Sheldon Haudenschild 8-8.927Running
87-187JJace Park 8-10.270Running
99021WRiley Goodno 8-12.720Running
101006MBlake Mallory 3-5 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.9310.000
2841Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.935-0.004
3127SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.946-0.015
4142David Gravel Watertown, CT13.959-0.028
52683James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.960-0.029
6235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.145-0.214
791SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.162-0.231
81152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK14.180-0.249
92915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.183-0.252
10271Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX14.196-0.265
11201TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR14.237-0.306
1253ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.250-0.319
13420GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.261-0.330
14289Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.317-0.386
15617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.349-0.418
16101JDanny Jennings Norman, OK14.356-0.425
171618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.384-0.453
183015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.404-0.473
192J2John Carney IIEl Paso, TX14.456-0.525
202419Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO14.486-0.555
212187JJace Park Overland Park, KS14.491-0.560
221572Harli White Lindsay, OK14.515-0.584
231795Matt Covington Glenpool, OK14.529-0.598
241811Cory Eliason Visalia, CA14.538-0.607
25132BBrett Becker Odessa, TX14.597-0.666
262584Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA14.607-0.676
27721WRiley Goodno Knoxville, IA14.640-0.709
28224Austin Mundie Crandall, TX14.690-0.759
29399XDalton Stevens Scurry, TX14.862-0.931
3016MBlake Mallory Joshua, TX15.471-1.540
313117XWout Hoffmans boxmeer, NB15.471-1.540
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.4540.000
2127SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.470-0.016
32683James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.502-0.048
43015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.594-0.140
5289Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.670-0.216
6201TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR14.699-0.245
7271Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX14.705-0.251
81949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.727-0.273
9841Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.758-0.304
10235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.834-0.380
11142David Gravel Watertown, CT14.876-0.422
12399XDalton Stevens Scurry, TX14.897-0.443
1391SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.025-0.571
142J2John Carney IIEl Paso, TX15.042-0.588
151795Matt Covington Glenpool, OK15.068-0.614
162419Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO15.127-0.673
17224Austin Mundie Crandall, TX15.127-0.673
181618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.167-0.713
19617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.185-0.731
2053ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.215-0.761
212187JJace Park Overland Park, KS15.223-0.769
22420GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.329-0.875
231811Cory Eliason Visalia, CA15.340-0.886
242584Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA15.392-0.938
25101JDanny Jennings Norman, OK15.438-0.984
261152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK15.460-1.006
27721WRiley Goodno Knoxville, IA15.532-1.078
281572Harli White Lindsay, OK15.541-1.087
29132BBrett Becker Odessa, TX16.176-1.722
3016MBlake Mallory Joshua, TX16.902-2.448
313117XWout Hoffmans boxmeer, NB16.902-2.448
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede
Friday, October 20, 2023
Devil's Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, Texas 75181 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws return to where it all began at Devil's Bowl Speedway for the all new World of Outlaws Sprint Car Stampede. It'll mark the first time since 1980 that the track has hosted The Greatest Show on Dirt for four races in a year.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Event Schedule
Friday:
2:00PM Pit Gates open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow

Saturday:
2:00PM Pit Gates open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All Times Central
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
2-Day Premium Reserved: $85 Advanced / $95 Day of
2-Day Reserved: $75 Advanced / $85 Day of
2-Day GA: $65 Advanced / $75 Day of
2-Day GA Child: $20
Single Day Premium Reserved: $45 Advanced / $50 Day of
Single Day Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of
Single Day GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Single Day Child GA: $10

Grandstand Type
Devils Bowl Speedway's grandstands are a mixture of bleachers and chair-back type seats.

Reserved Seating
Sections 1-7 highest row is 19 closest is 1. Sections 8-16 highest row is 28, closest is 1.

Family Section Location
N/A

Handicapped Seating Location
Handicap accessible seating is in the first row of each section.

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.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Parking Cost
VIP Pit Parking is $10 per day. Main Parking Lot and Overflow Parking Lot is free.

Handicapped Parking Location
Devil's Bowl Speedway offers handicap parking in the first row of the parking lot.

Camping Cost
No On-Site Camping

Frequently Asked Questions  
Reserved Seating
Sections 1-7 highest row is 19 closest is 1. Sections 8-16 highest row is 28, closest is 1.

Type of Grandstand
Devils Bowl Speedway's grandstands are a mixture of bleachers and chair-back type seats.

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats and lawn chairs are allowed in the grandstands.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap accessible seating is in the first row of each section.

Handicapped Parking
Devil's Bowl Speedway offers handicap parking in the first row of the parking lot.

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.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed in the grandstands.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Devil's Bowl Speedway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Devil's Bowl Speedway has a no smoking policy in grandstands.

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
VIP Pit Parking is $10 per day. Main Parking Lot and Overflow Parking Lot is free.

Camping Cost
No On-Site Camping

Track Info  

Devil's Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, Texas 75181 

Track Phone
(972) 222-2421

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
13.306 seconds by Jason Johnson on 4/27/18

Closest Airport
Dallas, TX (DAL / KDAL) Dallas Love Field

Other Airport
Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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