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World of Outlaws Attica Sprint Car Showdown
Attica Raceway Park | Attica, Ohio
Friday, May 17, 2024
Race Recap  

BUDDY BREAKS THROUGH: Attica Last Lap Pass Lifts Kofoid to First Victory of 2024

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid was tired. Tired of finishing third. Tired of finishing second. Tired of watching the winner celebrate atop the podium while he stood on the other two steps.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car rookie with Roth Motorsports had podiumed six times in 2024 heading into Friday’s race at Attica Raceway Park, but none had resulted in wins. As the laps clicked away at the Ohio oval it looked as if he may be settling for one spot short again. But Kofoid refused. Not this time.

Carson Macedo led in the final stages, and even though Kofoid clearly had the speed to contend, he couldn’t find his way ahead. Multiple times he showed Macedo a nose to no avail. Then came the white flag. With one last gasp on the final lap, Kofoid used a big run down the back straightaway to muscle ahead of Macedo with a slide job in Turns 3 and 4 and steal the win in thrilling fashion.

Kofoid may be from California, but he spent some time in Ohio upon venturing to the Midwest to further his career. And the Buckeyes haven’t forgotten Kofoid as he’s risen to Sprint Car stardom. The packed grandstands rose to their feet for the finish and warmly welcomed him to Victory Lane for the first time in 2024.

“I’m just super happy to finally win a race this year,” said a relieved Kofoid. “These Roth Motorsports guys have been unbelievable. This is the best I’ve ever felt in a Sprint Car. I owe all of that to Dylan, Nate, and Gage. They work their butts off, and we have a hell of a lot of fun together. This one’s for them and of course Dennis and Teresa Roth at home. They gave me a great opportunity to drive such an iconic car, and I’m just really blessed to do it.”

The victory marked the fourth of Kofoid’s career with The Greatest Show on Dirt and second since joining Roth Motorsports midway through last season. Kofoid is now the 11th different driver with multiple World of Outlaws wins behind the wheel of Dennis and Teresa Roth’s historic ride. Friday was the 24th Series visit to Attica, and Kofoid made it a dozen different drivers to visit Victory Lane at the 3/8-mile.

Kofoid brought the field to green for the 35-lapper with fellow Californian – Kalib Henry – in the Running Boxer #101 alongside. The two exchanged the top spot during an exciting opening lap that saw Henry pace the first circuit, but Kofoid fired a slide job in Turns 1 and 2 on the second lap that stuck and gave him the lead.

Throughout the early laps Kofoid led without issue, but a charging Carson Macedo was on his way to offer up a challenge. The Jason Johnson Racing pilot had already climbed from eighth to fifth in the Toyota Racing Dash. And then in the Feature, it took him only six circuits to rise from fifth to second.

A Lap 11 restart gave Macedo the opportunity he needed as he pounced with a slider in Turns 3 and 4 to snatch the top spot.

After taking over the lead, Macedo began to distance himself from Kofoid as the race moved beyond the halfway mark. But as traffic became a bigger factor, Kofoid closed back in.

Buddy Kofoid drives alongside Carson Macedo at Attica Raceway Park
A thrilling last lap, last corner pass led Buddy Kofoid to Victory Lane at Attica on Friday (Trent Gower Photo)

The lead had grown as large as 1.6 seconds, and on Lap 20 Kofoid had it slashed to under a second. Four laps later in heavy traffic Kofoid closed right up to Macedo’s tail tank as the advantage fell under two tenths.

Over the last 10 laps Kofoid worked and worked on Macedo. He found the best speed in the middle groove in Turns 1 and 2 and Macedo operated one lane higher. Kofoid peeked under Macedo multiple times to let him know he was there. And as they roared down the back straightaway one last time on the final lap, Kofoid pulled alongside and sealed the deal with a full-send slider in the final set of corners. No more settling for second. Kofoid finally broke through for a win.

“I just tried to stay with him and pace him because I knew the race could potentially be won in traffic if it stayed green, and luckily it did,” Kofoid explained. “I was just really stuck a lane lower than him. I figured if traffic played out right or if I could get close enough, I could shoot the gap and get there. I thought it was going to work earlier, and then I’d get tight, and he’d get away and then I could get back to him. I guess it went that way the whole race except the last half a lap.”

A disappointed Macedo came home second after leading 23 laps. On the bright side for Macedo and the JJR team, the night did mark their 10th consecutive top 10 finish, and they jumped a spot to third in points. But Macedo noted if he attacked Turns 1 and 2 differently on the final lap, he might’ve been able to hang on for his second win of 2024.

“I just got beat, outraced there. He just did a better job,” Macedo said. “I was kind of floundering a little bit. I was trying to get my wing back, and the lappers were just throwing that stuff across, and I’d get to spinning a little bit. He was poking his nose underneath me the lap before into (Turns) 3 and 4. So, my thought was he’s obviously getting his runs in (Turns) 1 and 2 running a little bit higher, so I saw the white come out and think, ‘Well, if I can just get through there (Turns 1 and 2), I think I’ll have him covered.’ Then I moved up a lane, and then he slid me so obviously a horrible decision. I’m just a little dejected.”

Rounding out the top three was Bill Balog aboard the Andersons Maple Syrup #17B. The result served as a welcome bounce back for the Series rookie as the last few races had offered some bumps in the road. Balog and his team put together a strong night from start to finish for their second podium of the season.

“This is awesome for us,” Balog said. “This is great, just the way everything went tonight. The car was just working great… It was a great race. I kind of caught them at the end there a little bit and definitely could kind of feel that win, but it just didn’t happen.”

Brandon Spithaler and Kalib Henry completed the top five.

A 25th to 10th run in his Attica debut gave Landon Crawley the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

Carson Macedo claimed his fifth Simpson Quick Time of the year and 38th of his career in Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three, and Four went to Tim Shaffer (168th Heat Race win of career), Carson Macedo (122nd of career), and Buddy Kofoid (22nd of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two belonged to Bill Balog (ninth of career).

Buddy Kofoid topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

David Gravel won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to Craig Mintz.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars make a visit to Dave Blaney’s Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) on Saturday, May 18. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps): 1. 83-Michael Kofoid[1]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog[4]; 4. 22B-Brandon Spithaler[3]; 5. 101-Kalib Henry[2]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer[7]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[12]; 9. 4-Zane DeVault[10]; 10. 7S-Landon Crawley[25]; 11. 2-David Gravel[21]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[13]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 14. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[15]; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak[24]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee[22]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[9]; 18. 11N-Kasey Jedrzejek[17]; 19. 70-Kraig Kinser[14]; 20. 29-Zeth Sabo[20]; 21. 23J-Cale Thomas[19]; 22. 19-TJ Michael[8]; 23. 09-Craig Mintz[6]; 24. 7N-Darin Naida[23]; 25. 16-DJ Foos[18]

For complete results, CLICK HERE.

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Feature Results
11083Michael Kofoid 350.00010Running150$12,000
25+341Carson Macedo 35-0.25024Running146$8,000
34+117BBill Balog 35-0.604Running144$5,000
43-122BBrandon Spithaler 35-4.041Running142$3,200
52-3101Kalib Henry 35-5.0401Running140$2,800
67+149XTim Shaffer 35-5.488Running138$2,600
711+415Donny Schatz 35-7.009Running136$2,400
812+41SLogan Schuchart 35-8.245Running134$2,300
910+14Zane Devault 35-8.644Running132$2,200
1025+157SLandon Crawley 35-10.154Running130$1,000
1121+102David Gravel 35-10.878Running128$1,800
1213+117Sheldon Haudenschild 35-11.518Running126$1,600
1316+335Stuart Brubaker 35-12.519Running124$1,400
1415+118Giovanni Scelzi 35-12.986Running122$1,200
1524+919PPaige Polyak 35-13.497Running120$1,200
1622+699Skylar Gee 34-1 LapsRunning118$1,200
179-83ZBrock Zearfoss 34-1 LapsRunning116$1,200
1817-111NKasey Jedrzejek 34-1 LapsRunning114$1,200
1914-570Kraig Kinser 34-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
2020029Zeth Sabo 34-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2119-223JCale Thomas 22-13 LapsRunning108$1,200
228-1419T.J. Michael 10-25 LapsRunning106$1,200
236-1709Craig Mintz 10-25 LapsRunning104$1,200
2423-17NDarin Naida 9-26 LapsRunning102$1,200
2518-716D.J. Foos 9-26 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Landon Crawley
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
1102David Gravel 00.000Running0$0
23+199Skylar Gee 0-2.224Running0$0
32-17NDarin Naida 0-3.353Running0$0
45+119PPaige Polyak 0-4.839Running0$0
510+59Trey Jacobs 0-6.259Running90$500
64-21Nate Dussel 0-6.368Running90$400
78+115KCreed Kemenah 0-8.088Running90$350
87-15TTravis Philo 0-9.514Running90$300
990W20Greg Wilson 0-9.706Running90$300
1014+424DDanny Sams III0-10.899Running90$300
1113+225RJordan Ryan 0-11.938Running90$200
1212021Larry Kingseed Jr0-12.494Running90$200
136-715CChris Andrews 0-13.513Running90$200
1411-37SLandon Crawley 0-0.622Running90$0
15150XMike Keegan 0-0.934Running90$200
Dash 1 Results
11083Michael Kofoid 00.000Running0$0
220101Kalib Henry 0-2.219Running0$0
34+122BBrandon Spithaler 0-4.042Running0$0
45+117BBill Balog 0-5.247Running0$0
58+341Carson Macedo 0-5.846Running0$0
63-309Craig Mintz 0-6.549Running0$0
77049XTim Shaffer 0-7.090Running0$0
86-219T.J. Michael 0-8.396Running0$0
C Main Results
12+124DDanny Sams III00.000Running0$0
24+2XMike Keegan 0-2.922Running0$0
39+64STyler Street 0-3.274Running90$150
43-12PRicky Peterson 0-3.341Running90$150
513+891Tyler Gunn 0-8.075Running90$150
67+112Luke Griffith 0-8.365Running90$125
76-16Bill Rose 0-10.070Running90$125
811+39HLance Heinberger 0-12.730Running90$125
98-133WCap Henry 061.844Running90$125
1012+275Jerry Dahms 056.393Running90$125
111-1032BDale Blaney 0103.129Running90$125
125-770MHenry Malcuit 0103.129Running90$125
1310-332Bryce Lucius 0103.129Running90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049XTim Shaffer 00.000Running
24+219T.J. Michael 0-1.591Running
36+33ZBrock Zearfoss 0-3.368Running
43-117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-4.245Running
510+511NKasey Jedrzejek 0-5.292Running
65-199Skylar Gee 0-6.700Running
72-52David Gravel 0-8.846Running
89+1W20Greg Wilson 0-9.461Running
911+232BDale Blaney 0-10.097Running
108-270MHenry Malcuit 0-11.895Running
117-44STyler Street 0-12.582Running
1212091Tyler Gunn 0-13.486Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017BBill Balog 00.000Running
22009Craig Mintz 0-2.057Running
34+115Donny Schatz 0-2.256Running
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 0-3.409Running
55023JCale Thomas 0-4.200Running
68+219PPaige Polyak 0-5.043Running
7705TTravis Philo 0-6.034Running
86-27SLandon Crawley 0-7.690Running
9902PRicky Peterson 0-8.865Running
1010012Luke Griffith 0-9.188Running
111109HLance Heinberger 0-12.961Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 00.000Running
23+1101Kalib Henry 0-1.981Running
34+14Zane Devault 0-3.606Running
46+270Kraig Kinser 0-5.744Running
59+416D.J. Foos 0-6.288Running
68+21Nate Dussel 0-7.349Running
710+315KCreed Kemenah 0-7.937Running
811+321Larry Kingseed Jr0-8.707Running
97-224DDanny Sams III031.053Running
102-87NDarin Naida 0334.563Running
115-633WCap Henry 0333.194Running
1212075Jerry Dahms 0342.911Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11083Michael Kofoid 00.000Running
22022BBrandon Spithaler 0-3.299Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 0-4.021Running
44035Stuart Brubaker 0-4.503Running
511+629Zeth Sabo 0-7.036Running
65-115CChris Andrews 0-8.206Running
78+19Trey Jacobs 0-8.422Running
86-225RJordan Ryan 0-9.864Running
910+1XMike Keegan 0-10.893Running
109-16Bill Rose 0-12.412Running
117-432Bryce Lucius 043.221Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1549XTim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA12.7500.000
21317BBill Balog North Pole, AK12.776-0.026
3122David Gravel Watertown, CT12.776-0.026
4309Craig Mintz Gibsonburg, OH12.782-0.032
51417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.843-0.093
62318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.847-0.097
7219T.J. Michael West Plano, TX12.980-0.230
8615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.981-0.231
91099Skylar Gee Leduc, AB13.004-0.254
10123JCale Thomas Fairland, IN13.020-0.270
11213ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.021-0.271
1287SLandon Crawley Benton, AR13.071-0.321
1394STyler Street Ashland, OH13.082-0.332
1475TTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.200-0.450
151770MHenry Malcuit Strasburg, OH13.254-0.504
161619PPaige Polyak Tiffin, OH13.271-0.521
1711W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.319-0.569
18192PRicky Peterson Rawson, OH13.323-0.573
19411NKasey Jedrzejek Lagrange, OH13.331-0.581
201512Luke Griffith Sandusky, OH13.350-0.600
212232BDale Blaney Hartford, OH13.471-0.721
22209HLance Heinberger Mansfield, OH14.066-1.316
231891Tyler Gunn Napoleon, OH14.098-1.348
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1241Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.6490.000
21783Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.836-0.187
317NDarin Naida Adrian, MI12.986-0.337
41222BBrandon Spithaler Butler, PA13.055-0.406
518101Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA13.075-0.426
6111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.136-0.487
744Zane Devault Plymouth, IN13.149-0.500
81635Stuart Brubaker Fremont, OH13.149-0.500
9833WCap Henry Bellevue, OH13.208-0.559
101915CChris Andrews Huron, OH13.212-0.563
11370Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.218-0.569
122125RJordan Ryan Castalia, OH13.240-0.591
13724DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL13.259-0.610
141532Bryce Lucius Findlay, OH13.265-0.616
1561Nate Dussel Bradner, OH13.285-0.636
16209Trey Jacobs Shreve, OH13.286-0.637
17516D.J. Foos Fremont, OH13.314-0.665
1896Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.364-0.715
192215KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH13.387-0.738
2023XMike Keegan Fremont, OH13.430-0.781
211021Larry Kingseed JrCastalia, OH13.456-0.807
221329Zeth Sabo Fremont, OH13.607-0.958
231475Jerry Dahms Fremont, OH14.195-1.546
Hot Laps Results
14515KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH12.9580.000
2615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.966-0.008
34083Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.010-0.052
44215CChris Andrews Huron, OH13.051-0.093
53832Bryce Lucius Findlay, OH13.130-0.172
641101Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA13.161-0.203
74425RJordan Ryan Castalia, OH13.164-0.206
8439Trey Jacobs Shreve, OH13.176-0.218
93935Stuart Brubaker Fremont, OH13.220-0.262
103522BBrandon Spithaler Butler, PA13.225-0.267
1146XMike Keegan Fremont, OH13.238-0.280
123133WCap Henry Bellevue, OH13.269-0.311
13123JCale Thomas Fairland, IN13.329-0.371
143629Zeth Sabo Fremont, OH13.334-0.376
15549XTim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA13.345-0.387
163024DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL13.351-0.393
1711W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.383-0.425
18341SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.399-0.441
191417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.406-0.448
2075TTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.420-0.462
21309Craig Mintz Gibsonburg, OH13.425-0.467
2287SLandon Crawley Benton, AR13.435-0.477
231317BBill Balog North Pole, AK13.469-0.511
24219T.J. Michael West Plano, TX13.480-0.522
2594STyler Street Ashland, OH13.484-0.526
26122David Gravel Watertown, CT13.491-0.533
27291Nate Dussel Bradner, OH13.496-0.538
28326Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.519-0.561
293321Larry Kingseed JrCastalia, OH13.541-0.583
301891Tyler Gunn Napoleon, OH13.569-0.611
311099Skylar Gee Leduc, AB13.577-0.619
32213ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.652-0.694
33192PRicky Peterson Rawson, OH13.705-0.747
34411NKasey Jedrzejek Lagrange, OH13.759-0.801
351770MHenry Malcuit Strasburg, OH13.843-0.885
361512Luke Griffith Sandusky, OH13.863-0.905
371619PPaige Polyak Tiffin, OH14.027-1.069
38209HLance Heinberger Mansfield, OH14.079-1.121
393775Jerry Dahms Fremont, OH14.138-1.180
402232BDale Blaney Hartford, OH0.00012.958
412318Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA0.00012.958
42247NDarin Naida Adrian, MI0.00012.958
432541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA0.00012.958
442670Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN0.00012.958
45274Zane Devault Plymouth, IN0.00012.958
462816D.J. Foos Fremont, OH0.00012.958
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Attica Sprint Car Showdown
Friday, May 17, 2024
Attica Raceway Park
15127 TR 12
Attica, Ohio 44807 

Event Description
The greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world will push their machines to the edge around the 1/3-mile Ohio track - a tune-up for July's Brad Doty Classic.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule

3:00PM Pit and Grandstand Gates Open

5:45PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and racing to follow

**Schedule Is Tentative And Subject To Change**

*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices

Reserved: $40

General Admission $38

GA (11-15): $20

GA for Children 10 & Under: Free

Grandstand Type

Reserved Seating
Top 10 Rows in Sections D - G

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
All grandstands have ramps with Handicap accessible seating.

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Camping Availability
Please visit website for details

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To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 10 Rows in Sections D - G

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
No stadium chairs with backs are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
All grandstands have ramps with Handicap accessible seating.

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Personal Coolers
Coolers no bigger than 14 inches are allowed. No glass bottles or alcohol permitted

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol can be purchased inside the track gates

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in the grandstands

Family Section

Camping Availability
Please visit website for details

Track Info  

Attica Raceway Park
15127 TR 12
Attica, Ohio 44807 

Track Phone
(419) 426-8910

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Size

Sprint Car Track Record
11.306 by Butch Schroeder on 9/7/98

Closest Airport
Cleveland, OH (CLE / KCLE) Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Other Airport
Columbus, OH (CMH / KCMH) Port Columbus International Airport

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