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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown
Sharon Speedway | Hartford, Ohio
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Race Recap  

BUCKEYE BOUNCE BACK: Gravel Grabs Seventh Win of 2024 with Sharon Statement

David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports refuse to stay down for long.

The pairing has consistently been the fastest team on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour in 2024. Heading into the Ohio weekend (Attica Raceway Park & Sharon Speedway) Gravel had already collected six checkered flags this season. Nine of his last 12 starts had resulted in top two finishes.

But then his fortune faltered Friday at Attica when a troublesome Heat Race put him in the Last Chance Showdown. Gravel won the LCS and went on to finish 11th – only his third time outside the top 10 this season. Both the previous occasions, Gravel promptly rebounded.

Back in March at Cotton Bowl Speedway, an incident gave him a 12th place finish. The following night he brought home a top five. Then a Paducah DNF led to a 23rd place result. The next day he ran second at Tri-State Speedway.

And then on Saturday at Sharon, Gravel and company served up their strongest bounce back. The Watertown, CT native started on the pole and led every single circuit of the main event to park the Huset’s Speedway #2 in Victory Lane for the seventh time in 2024.

“Just happy to get the job done,” Gravel said. “It’s way harder on this type of racetrack to pass cars when you’re behind them, and having that clean air just makes your job so much easier. Cody (Jacobs), Zach (Patterson), and Stephen (Hamm-Reilly) have been working really hard. I can’t thank them enough.”

Gravel upped his career win total with The Greatest Show on Dirt to 95. That mark equals him with Dave Blaney for the eighth most all-time, and fittingly he reached the feat at Blaney’s track. Sharon is now the 48th different track he’s won at with the World of Outlaws.

The 30-lap Feature was led to green by Gravel and Sye Lynch. The opening start was called back for a jump by Lynch. On the second attempt Gravel quickly took off.

Traffic became a factor only five laps into the race, and it allowed second-running Carson Macedo to close in on Gravel. The Sharon surface offered up grip all over the 3/8-mile, so Gravel searched everywhere for speed as he navigated traffic. Eventually, he began to gap Macedo again.

A pair of cautions offered those chasing Gravel a shot at him, but the veteran never flinched on the restarts. Both times he accelerated at the right spot and had a solid advantage entering the first set of corners.

David Gravel driving the Big Game Motorsports #2 at Sharon Speedway
David Gravel was in control from green to checkered on Saturday at Sharon (Trent Gower Photo)

As the final laps closed Gravel did face one scare when he clipped a rough patch of track and nearly spun. But he managed to regain control and drive away comfortably to Victory Lane. He might’ve led every lap, but it was by no means an easy cruise with a tricky racing surface that proved to be difficult to figure out.

“Man, what character the track had,” Gravel said. “It just kept getting rougher and rougher. I didn’t know where to run. Cody told me to run the middle, so I started running the middle. And then he told me elbows up and run the top, and it was just hard to run the top consistently. It was just a very technical track.”

Donny Schatz climbed from fifth to the runner-up spot for his eighth World of Outlaws podium of the season. Finishing second ensured Gravel couldn’t extend his point lead much over the 10-time champion as Schatz now sits 54 markers behind. Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing team continue to show plenty of speed.

“We were good at the end, decent,” Schatz said. “The guys are doing a great job. Everybody at Ford is working their tails off. I’ve got some control, and that’s what we’ve been looking for. The performance shows. I don’t know that we were going to be able to get there on open racetrack. But that’s the way racing is anymore. We needed traffic, and we didn’t really have it there at the end. I feel like we were decent, and we’ll just keep building on it.”

Carson Macedo brought the Jason Johnson Racing #41 home third to post a pair of podiums in Ohio over the weekend. The result was also the 11th consecutive top five for Macedo. The Lemoore, CA driver ran second for much of the race but never found a way by Gravel and also slipped back a spot late when Schatz rolled by on a restart.

“I felt like it was going to be tough there in open air,” Macedo said. “Once we would get a restart there and get that clean air back on his (Gravel’s) wings and clean racetrack, he was lightning quick. I feel like we were pretty good. Our car was fairly balanced. I think in traffic I was as good. I would kind of get to him. It would’ve been tough to make a move, and I was prepared to throw something at him if it did happen. I just had a late race restart and went to the top there, probably wasn’t really the place to be.”

Logan Schuchart and Giovanni Scelzi completed the top five.

Schuchart also claimed his Series-leading fourth KSE Racing Hard Charger of the season.

Sheldon Haudenschild claimed his first Simpson Quick Time of 2024 and the 30th of his career in Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three, and Four went to Brock Zearfoss (16th Heat Race win of career), Sheldon Haudenschild (106th of career), and David Gravel (254th of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Bill Balog (10th of career).

David Gravel topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

Nate Dussel won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to Landon Crawley.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota for two nights of action at Chillicothe, OH’s Atomic Speedway on May 24-25. Then The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to Fremont Speedway for the first time in eight years on Memorial Day (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.

FEATURE RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel[1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[5]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[10]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[3]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 7. 83-Michael Kofoid[12]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog[7]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[8]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu[11]; 11. 101-Kalib Henry[16]; 12. 42-Sye Lynch[2]; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer[19]; 14. 70-Kraig Kinser[9]; 15. 32B-Dale Blaney[15]; 16. 33W-Cap Henry[22]; 17. 29-Logan McCandless[18]; 18. 7S-Landon Crawley[24]; 19. 1-Nate Dussel[21]; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[13]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson[20]; 22. 11-Carl Bowser[23]; 23. O8-Danny Kuriger[17]; 24. 10-Dave Blaney[14]

For complete results, CLICK HERE.

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1102David Gravel 300.00030Running150$12,000
25+315Donny Schatz 30-1.120Running146$8,000
34+141Carson Macedo 30-2.572Running144$5,000
410+61SLogan Schuchart 30-3.285Running142$3,200
53-218Giovanni Scelzi 30-4.009Running140$2,800
66017Sheldon Haudenschild 30-4.372Running138$2,600
712+583Michael Kofoid 30-4.700Running136$2,400
87-117BBill Balog 30-7.025Running134$2,300
98-13ZBrock Zearfoss 30-7.649Running132$2,200
1011+124Rico Abreu 30-8.050Running130$2,000
1116+5101Kalib Henry 30-11.325Running128$1,800
122-1042Sye Lynch 30-12.306Running126$1,600
1319+649XTim Shaffer 30-13.378Running124$1,400
149-570Kraig Kinser 30-14.375Running122$1,200
1515032BDale Blaney 30-15.418Running120$1,200
1622+633WCap Henry 28-2 LapsRunning118$1,200
1718+129Logan McCandless 28-2 LapsRunning116$1,200
1824+67SLandon Crawley 27-3 LapsRunning114$1,200
1921+21Nate Dussel 19-11 LapsRunning112$1,200
2013-781Lee Jacobs 11-19 LapsRunning110$1,200
2120-1W20Greg Wilson 10-20 LapsRunning108$1,200
2223+111Carl Bowser 6-24 LapsRunning106$1,200
2317-6O8Danny Kuriger 3-27 LapsRunning104$1,200
2414-1010Dave Blaney 0-30 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+31Nate Dussel 00.000Running0$0
22033WCap Henry 0-1.503Running0$0
31-211Carl Bowser 0-1.931Running0$0
43-17SLandon Crawley 0-3.508Running0$0
59+49Trey Jacobs 0-4.359Running90$500
66015KCreed Kemenah 0-5.152Running90$400
77023JCale Thomas 0-6.151Running90$350
85-32FA.J. Flick 0-6.632Running90$300
915+65DJacob Dykstra 0-7.465Running90$300
108-246Michael Bauer 0-11.454Running90$300
1114+35KAdam Kekich 0-13.116Running90$200
1210-240George Hobaugh Jr0-13.634Running90$200
1313035Jared Zimbardi 0-14.740Running90$200
1411-34STyler Street 0-14.858Running90$200
1512-36FROBERT FELMLEE 0-15.643Running90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12David Gravel 00.000Running0$0
21-142Sye Lynch 0-1.365Running0$0
34+118Giovanni Scelzi 0-1.735Running0$0
46+241Carson Macedo 0-3.098Running0$0
55015Donny Schatz 0-4.375Running0$0
68+217Sheldon Haudenschild 0-4.636Running0$0
77017BBill Balog 0-5.354Running0$0
83-53ZBrock Zearfoss 0-6.315Running0$0
C Main Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+15KAdam Kekich 00.000Running0$0
24+25DJacob Dykstra 0-0.616Running0$0
36+338Leyton Wagner 0-1.522Running90$150
48+43John Jerich 0-3.253Running90$150
57+26Bill Rose 0-5.639Running90$150
69+399Cameron Nastasi 0-7.586Running90$125
710+322RRyan Fredericks 0-9.344Running90$125
81-770MHenry Malcuit 0264.081Running90$125
93-633Brent Matus 0273.713Running90$125
105-513Brandon Matus 0333.957Running90$125
111103JJacob Begenwald 0333.957Running90$125
121201FBrandon Fredericks 0333.957Running90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+13ZBrock Zearfoss 00.000Running
21-118Giovanni Scelzi 0-0.174Running
34+170Kraig Kinser 0-2.820Running
48+481Lee Jacobs 0-4.580Running
59+4O8Danny Kuriger 0-5.921Running
65-17SLandon Crawley 0-6.922Running
73-423JCale Thomas 0-7.887Running
86-24STyler Street 0-8.220Running
97-270MHenry Malcuit 0-8.354Running
1010013Brandon Matus 0-10.107Running
111103John Jerich 0-11.273Running
1212022RRyan Fredericks 0-17.173Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017BBill Balog 00.000Running
26+442Sye Lynch 0-0.223Running
33024Rico Abreu 0-1.971Running
45+132BDale Blaney 0-2.481Running
57+249XTim Shaffer 0-3.451Running
64-22FA.J. Flick 0-4.118Running
79+29Trey Jacobs 0-4.438Running
82-611Carl Bowser 0-4.898Running
910+133Brent Matus 0-6.083Running
108-26Bill Rose 0-6.651Running
1111099Cameron Nastasi 0442.872Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
23+141Carson Macedo 0-1.432Running
32-11SLogan Schuchart 0-1.726Running
45+110Dave Blaney 0-3.345Running
56+129Logan McCandless 0-5.841Running
68+21Nate Dussel 0-6.206Running
77046Michael Bauer 0-7.979Running
89+16FROBERT FELMLEE 0-8.627Running
910+15KAdam Kekich 0-9.334Running
104-633WCap Henry 0157.758Running
111103JJacob Begenwald 0228.771Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
22015Donny Schatz 0-2.385Running
34+183Michael Kofoid 0-3.995Running
43-1101Kalib Henry 0-5.150Running
56+1W20Greg Wilson 0-7.809Running
65-115KCreed Kemenah 0-9.559Running
78+140George Hobaugh Jr0-10.309Running
87-135Jared Zimbardi 0-12.549Running
99038Leyton Wagner 0-14.493Running
101005DJacob Dykstra 018.163Running
111101FBrandon Fredericks 0125.724Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.1410.000
22217BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.361-0.220
3173ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.367-0.226
4111Carl Bowser Butler, PA14.380-0.239
51923JCale Thomas Fairland, IN14.390-0.249
62124Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.464-0.323
7470Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN14.522-0.381
832FA.J. Flick Apollo, PA14.522-0.381
927SLandon Crawley Benton, AR14.569-0.428
101532BDale Blaney Hartford, OH14.619-0.478
1164STyler Street Ashland, OH14.628-0.487
121142Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA14.629-0.488
132370MHenry Malcuit Strasburg, OH14.647-0.506
142049XTim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA14.673-0.532
15981Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH14.695-0.554
1686Bill Rose Plainfield, IN14.745-0.604
1713O8Danny Kuriger Rochester, PA14.795-0.654
18189Trey Jacobs Shreve, OH14.841-0.700
19513Brandon Matus Wampum, PA14.919-0.778
20733Brent Matus Wampum, PA16.092-1.951
21143John Jerich Worthington, PA16.136-1.995
221699Cameron Nastasi Hubbard, OH16.648-2.507
231022RRyan Fredericks Hillsville, PA17.114-2.973
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.1130.000
2202David Gravel Watertown, CT14.152-0.039
3111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.253-0.140
4315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.274-0.161
51441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.275-0.162
618101Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA14.376-0.263
71633WCap Henry Bellevue, OH14.523-0.410
8683Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.627-0.514
92110Dave Blaney High Point, NC14.785-0.672
101715KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH14.818-0.705
11429Logan McCandless Mercer, PA14.840-0.727
125W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH14.966-0.853
13846Michael Bauer Eighty-Four, PA15.058-0.945
14935Jared Zimbardi Bradford, PA15.124-1.011
1571Nate Dussel Bradner, OH15.147-1.034
16140George Hobaugh JrChicora, PA15.194-1.081
17226FROBERT FELMLEE Franklin, PA15.278-1.165
181538Leyton Wagner enon valley, PA15.312-1.199
19195KAdam Kekich Hermitage, PA15.350-1.237
20135DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON15.477-1.364
2123JJacob Begenwald Sarver, PA0.00014.113
22121FBrandon Fredericks Hillsville, PA0.00014.113
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
13317Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.0120.000
21218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.042-0.030
32217BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.074-0.062
4173ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.138-0.126
5432David Gravel Watertown, CT14.161-0.149
61142Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA14.266-0.254
72983Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.290-0.278
82615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.330-0.318
92124Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.418-0.406
1064STyler Street Ashland, OH14.521-0.509
111532BDale Blaney Hartford, OH14.524-0.512
122370MHenry Malcuit Strasburg, OH14.530-0.518
133741Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.560-0.548
142049XTim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA14.664-0.652
152729Logan McCandless Mercer, PA14.664-0.652
16341SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.707-0.695
17470Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN14.734-0.722
18513Brandon Matus Wampum, PA14.743-0.731
19111Carl Bowser Butler, PA14.752-0.740
2032FA.J. Flick Apollo, PA14.755-0.743
2127SLandon Crawley Benton, AR14.789-0.777
2213O8Danny Kuriger Rochester, PA14.845-0.833
23981Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH14.882-0.870
24189Trey Jacobs Shreve, OH14.924-0.912
2541101Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA15.016-1.004
264410Dave Blaney High Point, NC15.045-1.033
272440George Hobaugh JrChicora, PA15.084-1.072
2886Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.108-1.096
294015KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH15.138-1.126
30301Nate Dussel Bradner, OH15.174-1.162
313933WCap Henry Bellevue, OH15.185-1.173
32143John Jerich Worthington, PA15.224-1.212
333235Jared Zimbardi Bradford, PA15.235-1.223
34425KAdam Kekich Hermitage, PA15.243-1.231
35253JJacob Begenwald Sarver, PA15.324-1.312
3628W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH15.338-1.326
371699Cameron Nastasi Hubbard, OH15.418-1.406
383838Leyton Wagner enon valley, PA15.505-1.493
39365DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON15.556-1.544
403146Michael Bauer Eighty-Four, PA15.631-1.619
41456FROBERT FELMLEE Franklin, PA15.725-1.713
42733Brent Matus Wampum, PA15.826-1.814
43351FBrandon Fredericks Hillsville, PA16.965-2.953
441022RRyan Fredericks Hillsville, PA17.110-3.098
451923JCale Thomas Fairland, IN17.000-2.988
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Sharon Speedway
3241 Custer Orangeville Rd
Hartford, Ohio 44424 

Event Description
The Blaneys welcome the Outlaws back to Sharon in the first of two stops at this Hartford, OH oval.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Event Schedule

2PM Gates Open

4PM Grandstand Gates Open

6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying 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

Adult Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of

Adult GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of

Child GA: $10



Grandstand Type
Bleachers - No backs

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows

Family Section Location
None

Handicapped Seating Location
Located on frontstretch and backstretch

Pit Pass Price

Pit Pass: $45

Pit Upgrade Adult: $10

Pit Upgrade Child: $35



Pit Age Requirement
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Parking Cost
None

Handicapped Parking Location
Front gate entrance

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$25

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
Allowed

Handicapped Seating
Located on frontstretch and backstretch

Handicapped Parking
Front gate entrance

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

Alcohol Sales
Not allowed in

Smoking Policy
No smoking allowed in grandstands

Family Section
None

Parking Cost
None

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$25

Track Info  

Sharon Speedway
3241 Custer Orangeville Rd
Hartford, Ohio 44424 

Track Phone
(330) 772-5481

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size
0.375

Closest Airport
Youngstown

Other Airport
Cleveland

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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