NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
Saturday, November 06, 2021
Race Recap  

ONLY THE BEGINNING: Brent Marks Takes New Team to Victory Lane in Season Finale

Saturday’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season finale had a little bit of everything.

There was heartbreak for Logan Schuchart, glory for Brent Marks, long-awaited success for Brock Zearfoss, a mind-blowing run for Donny Schatz, and the culmination of a championship for Brad Sweet.

In the end, it was Myerstown, PA’s Brent Marks standing on the World Finals stage in only his third outing with his new operation, Murray-Marks Motorsports. While it’s the ending to 2021 for The Greatest Show on Dirt, it’s only the beginning to Marks’ newest chapter.

The Myerstown Missile was handed the lead on Lap 21 of 25, as for the second night in a row, Logan Schuchart fell victim to terribly bad luck. The Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products driver dominated the entirety of the Feature until the right rear wheel let go and sent him into the fence with four laps left.

For Marks, the victory marked his first-ever win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He’s at seven-career World of Outlaws wins with three of them coming in 2021.

“It was the right place at the right time, for sure,” Marks mentioned. “Honestly, we’re a 14th-15th here, but we’ve been working hard all year long to get better everywhere and it’s paying off. I can’t say enough about this whole team. From Allen Murray and his family to all of our partners, we have so many amazing backers. The future is looking good.

Although the former full-timer won’t return to platinum status in 2022 with the Series, his victory and recent success could be an ode to an eventual reunion with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

“I miss being on the Outlaw tour, but we’re starting fresh here and trying to build a good program so when we do come back, we’re ready for it,” Marks added.”

Behind Brent, his cousin Brock Zearfoss finished a season-high second-place with a spectacular run aboard the Mooses LZ Bar & Grill #3Z. It marked the culmination of a grinding season for The Jonestown Jet, who was in position for wins, podiums, and top-fives throughout the year, but bad luck hounded the team. In the 80th and final race of the year, he found redemption for himself.

“Better late than never,” Zearfoss said with a grin. “We had the opportunity to win several races, but so many things kept us behind that little bit. The people behind me have brought me up when I’m down. I keep saying it, but we really have been getting better since Knoxville. We were battling for the win and I got too antsy I think. Just having the oppurtunity to win is special for us.”

Rounding out the podium was Donny Schatz with a wild 25th-to-3rd bid, the longest KSE Hard Charger performance of the season. It’sa momentum building moment for the 10-time champion, who expects to return to title contention in 2022 with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.

“That’s what is expected of me,” Schatz said. “We found ourselves in every bad position and we just didn’t change enough stuff. We finally did and we changed everything except the seat, steering wheel, and driver. I’m glad we got a respectable finish to end the year.”

Rounding out the top-10 in the season finale was championship runner-up David Gravel in fourth, championship podium finisher Carson Macedo in fifth, Kerry Madsen in sixth, Giovanni Scelzi in seventh, Spencer Bayston in eighth, 2021 champion Brad Sweet in ninth, and Parker Price-Miller in tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series enjoys a short three-month off-season before firing off a 90+ race grind in 2022 with the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park on February 10-12. Get your TICKETS HERE.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[25]; 4. 2-David Gravel[2]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 6. 14-Kerry Madsen[13]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[3]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[14]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 10. 11-Parker Price Miller[12]; 11. 73-Justin Peck[11]; 12. 83-Kasey Kahne[26]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason[17]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 16. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[9]; 17. 21-Brian Brown[24]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak[15]; 19. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[21]; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[16]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson[27]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 23. 9-James McFadden[6]; 24. 93-Jac Haudenschild[10]; 25. 39-Buddy Kofoid[18]; 26. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[19]; 27. 71-Shane Stewart[23]; KSE Hard Charger – Donny Schatz (+22)

FINAL 2021 Championship Standings: 1. Brad Sweet (10,594); 2. David Gravel (-80); 3. Carson Macedo (-134); 4. Donny Schatz (-136); 5. Logan Schuchart (-312); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (-360); 7. James McFadden (-800); 8. Kraig Kinser (-1230); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1422); 10. Jacob Allen (-1782); 11. Wayne Johnson (-2185); 12. Jason Sides (-2548).

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Event Info  

NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
November 4, 2021 to November 6, 2021
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 

Event Description
The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the the Super DIRTcar Series, for a full weekend of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Late Model Track Record
14.183 seconds by Kyle Larson on 11/5/20

To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Event Schedule
Saturday, November 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. Pit area secured (Pit sweep)
9:00 a.m. Pit gate re-opens
Pit Pass voucher exchange re-opens (event ticket & pit pass voucher must be presented for wristband)
Pit Pass sales resume
10:00 a.m. Souvenir and display area opens
DIRTcar HP Luncheon Hospitality Tent
12 - 3:00 p.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Auction (Dragway Pavilion)
12:00 p.m. Grandstand Gates Open
12:00 p.m. Drivers Meetings (Series trailers, Sprint Cars @ 12:00, Late Models @ 12:15, Big Blocks @ 12:30)
12:30 p.m. Sprint Cars push for heat
I-600 Road closes
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Flag Ceremony
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Qualifying (2 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series non-timed Hot Laps
World of Outlaw Morton Buildings Late Model Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
Super DIRTcar Series Time Trial Groups
World of Outlaws Late Model Qualifying (2 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #1 (8 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #2
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #3
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #4
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #1 (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #2
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #3
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #4
Late Model 2-seater rides
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #1 (8 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #2
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #3
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #4
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws Sprint Car C-Main (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash (6 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #1 (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #2
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #1 (10 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #2
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature (30 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (40 laps)
Victory Lane Celebration (Top 3)
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature (50 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Pit Pass sales end
Victory Late Celebration: Series Championship Awards - All Three Divisions (INFIELD AREA)
END OF SHOW
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#AllDirtRoads

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Reserved Seating
Yes

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers
No

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section
n/a

Parking Cost
$5

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Track Info  

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Track Size & Type
0.400; semi banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Online Registration for Late Models and Big Block Modifieds

World of Outlaw Late Model Series
Technical/Safety Rules will be under the guidelines of the 2021 World of Outlaws Rulebook

Feature you will get one (1) pound per lap burn-off.

Tire Rule:
1350 or D21 on RF,LR,RR
D70 Right Rear Option
LF will be open tire
{Grooving and Siping is Allowed}

Work Area:
Turns 3 & 4 - 2 laps for flat tires only

Event Format:
1-20 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Two Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
21-24 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
25-27 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | Top 6 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw | One LCS | Top 4 Transfer
28-47 Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Four Heats | Top 4 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw |Two LCS | Top 3 Transfer
48+ Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Six Heats | Top 3 Transfer | Heat Race Winner Redraws | Three LCS | Top 2 Transfer

Driver Radio: 454.0000

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