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POINTS UPDATE: Gravel Stays Strong; Schatz Closes

Donny Schatz sits in the seat of the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15
Latest points update after Volusia (Trent Gower Photo)

Keep up with the chase for the 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car championship.

LATEST RACE(S): Volusia Speedway Park (March 4)

CURRENT POINTS LEADER: There’s been no flinching from David Gravel to start 2024 as he pursues his first World of Outlaws title. The Watertown, CT native drove the Big Game Motorsports #2 from seventh to fourth on Monday at Volusia to notch his fourth top five in five races. Gravel currently sits at a 3.8 average finish and holds the early points lead.


Donny Schatz (+3): A Volusia victory added 150 points to Schatz’s tally and elevated him from fifth to a tie for second in the standings. Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing crew technically own the second spot as they hold the wins tie breaker over Giovanni Scelzi.

Giovanni Scelzi (-1): With Schatz holding the tie breaker over him, Giovanni Scelzi did slip to third in points. But the night proved to be yet another productive outing as his sophomore season continues to get off to a hot start. He made the Dash on Monday night, making him the only driver so far to qualify for all five, and finished fifth in the Feature.

Logan Schuchart (+3): It’s been all about moving forward for Logan Schuchart to start 2024, and the trend continued this week. A drive from 11th to sixth netted him his fourth finish of seventh or better this season and allowed him to climb to fourth in points. He’s 24 behind Schatz and Scelzi and 36 back of Gravel.

Carson Macedo (+8): This week brought a much-needed rebound for Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing. After struggling throughout February’s DIRTcar Nationals, Macedo brought the #41 home third on Monday for his first podium of the season. He’s up to fifth in points. The gap between himself and Gravel sits at 82 markers, but a long season is still ahead.

Sheldon Haudenschild (+8): Only one spot stood between Sheldon Haudenschild and back-to-back Volusia wins as he drove the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing #17 to a runner-up on Monday. Like Macedo, Haudenschild continues to dig himself out of an early hole after some troubles to kick off the campaign. The Wooster, OH native has climbed to sixth in points.

Michael Kofoid (+5): Though the night resulted in heartbreak for Michael “Buddy” Kofoid with a shredded tire costing him a potential win, the rookie still made his way forward in the standings. The Roth Motorsports driver sits seventh.

Bill Balog (+10): Engine troubles soured a majority of Bill Balog’s DIRTcar Nationals, but he bounced back during Bike Week. The B Squared Motorsports machine came home 10th for Balog’s second top 10 of the season.

Brock Zearfoss (+7): Even though the night didn’t end the way Brock Zearfoss would’ve liked, the “Jonestown Jet” still made some progress in the standings. He’s made his way to 10th.

Landon Crawley (+11): 16-year-old Landon Crawley continued to impress at Volusia. He locked into his third Dash of the year before posting a career best Series finish of eighth in the Feature. The effort brought him up to 11th in points.

Bill Rose (+6): His best finish since June of 2023 helped Bill Rose make his way forward. The Plainfield, IN native is now 17th in points.

Kraig Kinser (+9): Struggles plagued Kinser throughout DIRTcar Nationals last month, but he and Premier Motorsports turned things around nicely on Monday. Kinser finished the night 12th, his best run since September of 2022, and jumped to 24th in points.


1. David Gravel: 714 Points (Big Game Motorsports #2)
2. Donny Schatz: -12 Points (Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15)
3. Giovanni Scelzi: -12 Points (KCP Racing #18)
4. Logan Schuchart: -36 Points (Shark Racing #1S)
5. Carson Macedo: -82 Points (Jason Johnson Racing #41)
6. Sheldon Haudenschild: -86 Points (Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing #17)
7. Michael Kofoid: -106 Points (Roth Motorsports #83)
8. Corey Day: -110 Points (Jason Meyers Racing #14)
9. Bill Balog: -128 Points (B Squared Motorsports #17B)
10. Brock Zearfoss: -132 Points (Brock Zearfoss Racing #3Z)

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NEXT RACE(S): Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, TX) on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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