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World of Outlaws Xtreme Chillicothe Classic
Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, Ohio
Friday, May 24, 2024
Race Recap  

GRAVEL’S GREATNESS: David Gravel Aces Atomic for Fifth Victory in Last Seven Races

Nothing seems capable of stopping David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports right now. No drivers. No tracks. Nothing.

The Watertown, CT is taking no prisoners as he chases his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car title. Every time the Huset’s Speedway #2 touches the track, it’s fast. Gravel entered Friday’s race at Atomic Speedway fresh off his seventh victory of the season with a Sharon win. And he added another with an impressive Atomic drive.

Gravel started in the second spot for the 30-lap finale, slid ahead of Brady Bacon on Lap 9 for the lead, and held off a flurry of challenges to seal his eighth win of 2024 with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

“Cody (Jacobs), Zach (Patterson), and Stephen (Hamm-Reilly), man, they’ve been working really, really hard,” Gravel said. “Eight wins this time of year is amazing, and hopefully we can continue to do this.”

The 31-year-old pushed his hot streak to five wins in the last seven races. His 96th career win gives him sole possession of eighth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list. Atomic is the 49th different track he’s won at against the nation’s best Sprint Car drivers. And perhaps most importantly, Gravel extended his lead atop the standings to 64 markers.

Brady Bacon brought the field to green with Gravel alongside. Bacon powered ahead heading into the first set of corners as Carson Macedo slid ahead of Gravel. But Gravel crossed over down the back straightaway to reclaim the runner-up spot.

Bacon paced the field as the opening laps unfolded, but lapped traffic threw the “Macho Man” a curveball. Bacon stared down a hornet’s nest of traffic, and Gravel quickly closed. And then on the ninth circuit, the window opened.

As Bacon made contact with a lapped car in Turns 1 and 2, Gravel got a massive run down the back straightaway. In Turns 3 and 4, Gravel pulled the trigger on a slider and surged ahead of Bacon to takeover the lead.

After taking the top spot, Gravel began to negotiate heavy traffic as the war for second erupted. Carson Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Michael “Buddy” Kofoid caught up to Bacon and all moved around him. Then that trio traded wild slide jobs and crossovers for multiple laps with Gravel just ahead. Finally, Macedo secured the spot and the yellow flag flew with 11 laps remaining.

Macedo managed to stay right with Gravel on the restart down the front straightaway, but Gravel muscled ahead in Turns 1 and 2 to maintain the top spot.

One last red flag set up a restart with eight laps to go. Gravel pulled away when the green flag brought the field back to life, but traffic became a factor in the final few laps. Macedo closed in as Gravel struggled with lapped cars in his lane. Macedo got one final run as Gravel slipped in the final corner, but it wasn’t enough as Gravel held on to win by just under half a second.

David Gravel drives ahead of Carson Macedo
David Gravel held off a late challenge from Carson Macedo to secure the win at Atomic (Trent Gower Photo)

“He (Bacon) was getting messed up pretty early in lapped traffic,” Gravel explained. “He got really messed up off of (Turn) 2 there, and I was able to slide him. But when I went to slide him, I about spun out, so I probably parked it right in front of him. So, it probably didn’t look very good. But I felt like that was my opportunity to pass. Man, lapped cars were so hard to get by. I felt like the top was the fastest, but guys would just kind of park it in front of you. I just tried to be really patient.”

Carson Macedo brought the Jason Johnson Racing #41 home second to continue his impressive streaks of consistency. He’s now up to 18 straight top 10s, 12 top fives, and five podiums. While he’s hungry for a win, Macedo maintained a positive outlook as he and the JJR crew continue to be one of the fastest cars on tour.

“I felt like we had a really strong car tonight,” Macedo said. “We qualified pretty good, won our Heat Race, then we drew, I think, sixth in the Dash, and ran up to second. So, I really can’t complain about that. We just got to keep trying to get that win.”

Rounding out the top three was Buddy Kofoid in the Roth Motorsports #83. The Penngrove, CA native hasn’t missed the top 10 in the last 17 races. He’s also up to eight World of Outlaws podiums in 2024. The third place outing required a major effort as mechanical troubles kept Kofoid from making a Qualifying effort. He drove from last to third in his Heat and from seventh to third in the main event.

“Honestly, it didn’t feel that crazy,” Kofoid said of his night. “Our car is just so good right now. I feel like I can race well from behind or up front. The car just races good. Hats off to these Roth Motorsports/Mobil 1/Toyota guys.”

Cole Duncan and Donny Schatz completed the top five.

A 15th to seventh drive earned Sye Lynch the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

David Gravel secured his fifth Simpson Quick Time of 2024 and the 115th of his career in Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One and Three went to David Gravel (255th Heat Race win of career) and Donny Schatz (525thof career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two belonged to Carson Macedo (123rd of career).

Brady Bacon topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

Cole Macedo won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are right back on Atomic Speedway on Saturday, May 25 before a Monday, May 27 visit to Fremont Speedway. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel[2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[3]; 3. 83-Michael Kofoid[7]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[6]; 6. 21H-Brady Bacon[1]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[8]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch[15]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart[12]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog[10]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 12. 16T-Cole Macedo[19]; 13. 24D-Danny Sams III[17]; 14. 70-Kraig Kinser[13]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee[16]; 16. 7S-Landon Crawley[14]; 17. 5AU-Brock Hallett[24]; 18. A79-Brandon Wimmer[18]; 19. 15K-Creed Kemenah[23]; 20. 5J-Jake Hesson[20]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 22. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[22]; 23. 32-Bryce Lucius[21]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[9]

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Feature Results
12+12David Gravel 300.00022Running150$12,000
23+141Carson Macedo 30-0.427Running146$8,000
37+483Michael Kofoid 30-1.317Running144$5,000
44022Cole Duncan 30-2.838Running142$3,200
56+115Donny Schatz 30-4.264Running140$2,800
61-521HBrady Bacon 30-4.8858Running138$2,600
78+118Giovanni Scelzi 30-5.525Running136$2,400
815+742Sye Lynch 30-6.455Running134$2,300
912+31SLogan Schuchart 30-7.096Running132$2,200
1010017BBill Balog 30-7.722Running130$2,000
111105TTravis Philo 30-8.068Running128$1,800
1219+716TCole Macedo 30-9.196Running126$1,600
1317+424DDanny Sams III30-10.998Running124$1,400
1413-170Kraig Kinser 30-11.252Running122$1,200
1516+199Skylar Gee 30-12.270Running120$1,200
1614-27SLandon Crawley 30-13.810Running118$1,200
1724+75AUBrock Hallett 30-14.882Running116$1,200
18180A79Brandon Wimmer 30-15.198Running114$1,200
1923+415KCreed Kemenah 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
202005JJake Hesson 28-2 LapsRunning110$1,200
215-1617Sheldon Haudenschild 25-5 LapsRunning108$1,200
222202SNathan Skaggs 18-12 LapsRunning106$1,200
2321-232Bryce Lucius 7-23 LapsRunning104$1,200
249-153ZBrock Zearfoss 1-29 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Sye Lynch
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
11016TCole Macedo 00.000Running0$0
24+25JJake Hesson 0-2.970Running0$0
33032Bryce Lucius 0-4.550Running0$0
42-22SNathan Skaggs 0-7.232Running0$0
510+515KCreed Kemenah 0-9.225Running90$500
68+25AUBrock Hallett 0-11.216Running90$400
79+283XNate Reeser 0-12.424Running90$350
85-36Bill Rose 0-0.197Running90$300
96-316THKevin Newton 0-3.654Running90$300
107-35DJacob Dykstra 0240.689Running90$300
Dash 1 Results
12+121HBrady Bacon 00.000Running0$0
24+22David Gravel 0-1.723Running0$0
36+341Carson Macedo 0-3.323Running0$0
41-322Cole Duncan 0-4.692Running0$0
55017Sheldon Haudenschild 0-5.624Running0$0
63-315Donny Schatz 0-6.619Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 0-0.836Running
310+783Michael Kofoid 0-2.097Running
44017BBill Balog 0-3.386Running
56+170Kraig Kinser 0-4.230Running
65-199Skylar Gee 0-5.226Running
78+132Bryce Lucius 0-5.620Running
87-12SNathan Skaggs 0-6.099Running
9905AUBrock Hallett 0-6.722Running
103-716TCole Macedo 0170.880Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 00.000Running
21-121HBrady Bacon 0-0.819Running
33018Giovanni Scelzi 0-2.859Running
4405TTravis Philo 0-4.540Running
56+17SLandon Crawley 0-5.624Running
65-124DDanny Sams III0-6.462Running
7705JJake Hesson 0-7.823Running
88016THKevin Newton 0-11.086Running
99083XNate Reeser 0-12.471Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+115Donny Schatz 00.000Running
21-122Cole Duncan 0-1.306Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 0-1.887Running
45+11SLogan Schuchart 0-3.016Running
53-242Sye Lynch 0-5.799Running
660A79Brandon Wimmer 0-7.376Running
78+16Bill Rose 0-10.290Running
89+15DJacob Dykstra 0-10.889Running
97-215KCreed Kemenah 0-12.131Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1192David Gravel Watertown, CT11.1430.000
2121HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK11.199-0.056
3922Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.234-0.091
4617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.245-0.102
51741Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.258-0.115
62815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.279-0.136
7716TCole Macedo Lemoore, CA11.287-0.144
81318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.301-0.158
91842Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA11.347-0.204
102517BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.361-0.218
1135TTravis Philo Waterville, OH11.363-0.220
12223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.372-0.229
132399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB11.372-0.229
14524DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.445-0.302
15201SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.446-0.303
162670Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.473-0.330
17127SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.490-0.347
184A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN11.533-0.390
19102SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH11.540-0.397
2085JJake Hesson Marysville, OH11.561-0.418
211415KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH11.602-0.459
222132Bryce Lucius Findlay, OH11.625-0.482
23216THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN11.639-0.496
24166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.764-0.621
25155AUBrock Hallett Portland, VIC11.839-0.696
261183XNate Reeser Circleville, OH11.865-0.722
27275DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON11.895-0.752
282483Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA0.00011.143
Hot Laps Results
1192David Gravel Watertown, CT11.3830.000
22483Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.452-0.069
31318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.476-0.093
4617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.544-0.161
52517BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.618-0.235
6922Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.630-0.247
71741Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.642-0.259
8201SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.644-0.261
9223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.645-0.262
102399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB11.646-0.263
1185JJake Hesson Marysville, OH11.656-0.273
121842Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA11.661-0.278
132132Bryce Lucius Findlay, OH11.700-0.317
14716TCole Macedo Lemoore, CA11.707-0.324
15102SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH11.716-0.333
161415KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH11.733-0.350
172670Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.736-0.353
182815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.805-0.422
1935TTravis Philo Waterville, OH11.822-0.439
201183XNate Reeser Circleville, OH11.822-0.439
21127SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.875-0.492
22121HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK11.885-0.502
23166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.907-0.524
24275DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON11.917-0.534
25524DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.985-0.602
264A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN11.999-0.616
27155AUBrock Hallett Portland, VIC12.064-0.681
28216THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN12.078-0.695
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Xtreme Chillicothe Classic
Friday, May 24, 2024
Atomic Speedway
2535 Blain Hwy
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 

Event Description
It's an open wheel extravaganza on the high banks of Atomic Speedway!
The Chillicothe, OH oval welcomes both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota for two nights of racing to begin Memorial Day weekend.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

Event Schedule

2:00 PM Gates Open
3:00 PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30 PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
Opening Ceremonies and Racing to follow
**Schedule Is Tentative And 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
2-Day Pit Pass: $90
Pit Pass:$45
Pit Upgrade Adult: $10
Pit Upgrade Child: $35

Pit Age Requirement

Handicapped Parking Location
At front gate

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Rates vary per event

Frequently Asked Questions  
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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