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World of Outlaws Xtreme Chillicothe Classic
Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, Ohio
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Race Recap  

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Sheldon Haudenschild Rebounds with Atomic World of Outlaws Victory

They say there’s no place like home. It’s a place of comfort. It’s a place filled with family and friends always ready to welcome you.

Such was the case Saturday night at Chillicothe, OH’s Atomic Speedway. Friday night ended in disappointment for Sheldon Haudenschild as he got into the wall and upside down running third. But the Ohio fans welcomed the Wooster, OH native as warmly as ever the following night. The Buckeyes watched Haudenschild bloom into a star and appreciate every opportunity to cheer him on at home. And he made sure to give them a reason to cheer on Saturday.

Haudenschild started on the pole of the 30-lap Feature and ran away to claim his fifth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory of 2024. The 30-year-old worked through traffic and avoided disaster in the same spot that bit him on Friday night to get the job done.

As always when Haudenschild parks in an Ohio Victory Lane, the crowd roared as he stood atop the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink #17.

“It’s so special,” Haudenschild said of winning on home turf. “It’s so cool to see these guys come support this race and all of the Ohio racing. I’ve got my parents here and some friends. Hats off to this whole NOS Energy Drink, West Tennessee Expediting, Frozen Farmer team. Everybody that helps out.”

Haudenschild also had his close friend and World of Outlaws icon Eloy Gutierrez, who is combatting health issues, on the mind.

“I’ve been wanting to win for Eloy,” Haudenschild said. “He’s back home and going through some stuff right now, and we’re thinking about him.”

The win gave Haudenschild 39 for his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt. It moved Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing up to 40. Five of Haudenschild’s career victories have come in his home state, and Atomic became the ninth track where he’s won multiple times.

The field was brought to green by Haudenschild with David Gravel alongside. Haudenschild pulled ahead on the initial start as Carson Macedo slid ahead of Gravel in Turns 1 and 2, but Gravel countered with a crossover to hold onto the spot.

Haudenschild pulled away from Gravel slightly throughout the early circuits, but as traffic became a factor the lead began to dwindle. And then on Lap 8 came one of the race’s wildest moments.

In Turns 1 and 2 Haudenschild lapped Keith Baxter with a slide job, but Baxter crossed him over down the back straightaway as Gravel got a huge run behind them. Haudenschild looked to pass Baxter on the top of Turns 3 and 4 as Gravel looked under him to take the lead. But Gravel slid into Baxter sending them both into the wall and leaving Gravel with heavy front end damage. Macedo came in and got a piece of the incident but was able to continue. The Big Game Motorsports team thrashed to fix the Huset’s Speedway #2 but couldn’t get Gravel back out before the restart.

Sheldon Haudenschild leads David Gravel, Carson Maced, and Gio Scelzi at Atomic Speedway
Sheldon Haudenschild led all 30 laps at Atomic on Saturday night en route to his fifth World of Outlaws win of 2024 (Trent Gower Photo)

When the green flag brought the action back to life Haudenschild darted away as Michael “Buddy” Kofoid snatched the runner-up spot from Macedo who had inherited it after Gravel’s misfortune.

Traffic again quickly became a factor, but Kofoid struggled to narrow the gap between himself and Haudenschild. But right when it looked like Haudenschild might drive away comfortably, drama arose when he slapped the wall in between Turns 3 and 4 on Lap 19. Kofoid closed in right on his tail tank.

But even with the near disaster for Haudenschild, Kofoid couldn’t find the run he needed to make a move. Haudenschild went on to cross the finish line with an advantage of just under seven tenths of a second, completing the ideal rebound after Friday’s crash.

“It seems like we do this every other week – crash one night and win one night,” Haudenschild said. “It just goes to show that my guys are willing to put the work in to win. We’ll just keep working.”

Buddy Kofoid drove the Roth Motorsports #83 to a runner-up finish for his ninth podium of 2024 and second in a row. The Series rookie continues to piece together an impressive stretch of consistency with his 18th consecutive top 10 finish. The Penngrove, CA native keeps building more and more momentum and took over fifth in points.

“I feel like our car has been really, really good here, and I feel like this is the best I’ve ever felt here,” Kofoid said. “We’ll take a second. I can’t thank these Roth Motorsports/Mobil 1/Toyota guys enough for the opportunity. Dennis and Teresa Roth, they’re watching at home. I couldn’t be driving for a better team.”

Carson Macedo came home third and took another step toward the top of the standings as he moved into second. The strong run coupled with Gravel’s troubles positioned Macedo only 36 markers behind the top spot. Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing are on an incredible roll of 13 consecutive top fives and six straight podiums.

“That was race weird,” Macedo explained. “Early in the race I felt like I had a really good car. I felt like I could pace David pretty effortlessly. And then obviously David had the wreck, and I got into him a little bit and didn’t think I had any damage. But the right-side wing board was a little bit tore up. All of a sudden after that I felt like I was sliding in no man’s land. I was using the cushion as much as I could just to get going. It’s amazing how big of a difference that little bit of side board makes.”

Cole Duncan and Giovanni Scelzi completed the top five.

Donny Schatz drove the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian #15 from 20th to ninth to earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

David Gravel claimed his second straight Simpson Quick Time in Sea Foam Qualifying giving him the most (six) in 2024.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One and Three belonged to David Gravel (256th Heat Race win of career) and Giovanni Scelzi (47th of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Carson Macedo (124th of career).

Sheldon Haudenschild topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

Bill Balog won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to David Gravel.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return to Fremont Speedway for the first time in eight years on Monday, May 27 for the Rick Ferkel Tribute. 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. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 83-Michael Kofoid[3]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[5]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[6]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[11]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[12]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz[20]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[8]; 11. 21H-Brady Bacon[14]; 12. A79-Brandon Wimmer[18]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog[19]; 14. 11C-Kory Crabtree[15]; 15. 70-Kraig Kinser[17]; 16. 15K-Creed Kemenah[10]; 17. 24D-Danny Sams III[13]; 18. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[21]; 19. 5J-Jake Hesson[9]; 20. 83X-Nate Reeser[24]; 21. 2-David Gravel[2]; 22. 42-Sye Lynch[16]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter[23]; 24. 4-Danny Smith[22]

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Feature Results
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 300.00030Running150$12,000
23+183Michael Kofoid 30-0.675Running146$8,000
34+141Carson Macedo 30-1.474Running144$5,000
45+122Cole Duncan 30-1.850Running142$3,200
56+118Giovanni Scelzi 30-2.458Running140$2,800
611+51SLogan Schuchart 30-2.904Running138$2,600
7705TTravis Philo 30-4.292Running136$2,400
812+499Skylar Gee 30-5.004Running134$2,300
920+1115Donny Schatz 30-5.603Running132$2,200
108-23ZBrock Zearfoss 30-6.098Running130$2,000
1114+321HBrady Bacon 30-6.809Running128$1,800
1218+6A79Brandon Wimmer 30-7.922Running126$1,600
1319+617BBill Balog 30-11.587Running124$1,400
1415+111CKory Crabtree 30-12.207Running122$1,200
1517+270Kraig Kinser 30-12.865Running120$1,200
1610-615KCreed Kemenah 30-13.307Running118$1,200
1713-424DDanny Sams III30-14.491Running116$1,200
1821+32SNathan Skaggs 29-1 LapsRunning114$1,200
199-105JJake Hesson 27-3 LapsRunning112$1,200
2024+483XNate Reeser 26-4 LapsRunning110$1,200
212-192David Gravel 24-6 LapsRunning108$1,200
2216-642Sye Lynch 17-13 LapsRunning106$1,200
232301BKeith Baxter 12-18 LapsRunning104$1,200
2422-24Danny Smith 6-24 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
11017BBill Balog 00.000Running0$0
28+615Donny Schatz 0-4.072Running0$0
32-12SNathan Skaggs 0-6.252Running0$0
4404Danny Smith 0-8.243Running0$0
57+21BKeith Baxter 0-8.808Running90$500
63-383XNate Reeser 0-9.741Running90$400
76-15DJacob Dykstra 0-10.251Running90$350
85-37SLandon Crawley 0-11.446Running90$300
911+2TA79Ashley Tackett 0-14.945Running90$300
101006Bill Rose 0191.337Running90$300
119-25AUBrock Hallett 0292.508Running90$200
Dash 1 Results
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running0$0
2202David Gravel 0-2.165Running0$0
33083Michael Kofoid 0-3.238Running0$0
46+241Carson Macedo 0-4.954Running0$0
55022Cole Duncan 0-6.703Running0$0
64-218Giovanni Scelzi 0-7.645Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
22022Cole Duncan 0-1.623Running
35+25TTravis Philo 0-4.021Running
44015KCreed Kemenah 0-5.528Running
53-224DDanny Sams III0-5.920Running
68+242Sye Lynch 0-6.480Running
76-117BBill Balog 0-6.599Running
89+17SLandon Crawley 0-8.237Running
97-215Donny Schatz 0-9.489Running
101006Bill Rose 0-10.319Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 00.000Running
21-183Michael Kofoid 0-0.431Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 0-2.005Running
43-11SLogan Schuchart 0-3.034Running
55021HBrady Bacon 0-4.084Running
67+170Kraig Kinser 0-7.439Running
79+283XNate Reeser 0-12.226Running
8805DJacob Dykstra 0-13.135Running
96-32SNathan Skaggs 0-14.213Running
10100TA79Ashley Tackett 00.169Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+118Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running
21-117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-1.387Running
34+15JJake Hesson 0-4.865Running
43-199Skylar Gee 0-6.839Running
56+111CKory Crabtree 0-8.502Running
65-1A79Brandon Wimmer 0-9.857Running
7704Danny Smith 0-11.759Running
89+11BKeith Baxter 0-13.873Running
98-15AUBrock Hallett 0176.399Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
172David Gravel Watertown, CT11.4830.000
22583Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.546-0.063
32817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.573-0.090
4622Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.623-0.140
51441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.631-0.148
61518Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.661-0.178
71024DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.697-0.214
8121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.726-0.243
9399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB11.735-0.252
101315KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH11.742-0.259
1113ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.779-0.296
12115JJake Hesson Marysville, OH11.935-0.452
1345TTravis Philo Waterville, OH11.943-0.460
141921HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK11.963-0.480
1516A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN11.979-0.496
162017BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.983-0.500
17172SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH12.078-0.595
18511CKory Crabtree West Jefferson, OH12.105-0.622
192915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.176-0.693
202370Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.213-0.730
21184Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH12.241-0.758
222742Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA12.292-0.809
2385DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON12.327-0.844
24225AUBrock Hallett Portland, VIC12.339-0.856
25217SLandon Crawley Benton, AR12.345-0.862
26283XNate Reeser Circleville, OH12.545-1.062
27241BKeith Baxter Chillicothe, OH12.598-1.115
28266Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.894-1.411
299TA79Ashley Tackett Waverly, OH13.637-2.154
Hot Laps Results
12817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.6590.000
272David Gravel Watertown, CT11.700-0.041
32583Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.729-0.070
41518Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.752-0.093
5622Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.780-0.121
6399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB11.905-0.246
745TTravis Philo Waterville, OH11.910-0.251
82017BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.950-0.291
91315KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH11.971-0.312
101441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.018-0.359
11121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.025-0.366
12115JJake Hesson Marysville, OH12.055-0.396
131921HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK12.065-0.406
142742Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA12.127-0.468
1585DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON12.156-0.497
1616A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN12.198-0.539
17511CKory Crabtree West Jefferson, OH12.276-0.617
18283XNate Reeser Circleville, OH12.333-0.674
1913ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.341-0.682
201024DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL12.421-0.762
212370Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.434-0.775
22217SLandon Crawley Benton, AR12.442-0.783
23172SNathan Skaggs Circleville, OH12.455-0.796
24225AUBrock Hallett Portland, VIC12.484-0.825
252915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.535-0.876
26184Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH12.698-1.039
27266Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.946-1.287
28241BKeith Baxter Chillicothe, OH13.130-1.471
299TA79Ashley Tackett Waverly, OH14.352-2.693
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Xtreme Chillicothe Classic
Saturday, May 25, 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

Closest Airport

Other Airport

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