Ironman 55
Saturday, August 06, 2022
Event Info

Ironman 55
August 5, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Event Description
Only the strongest and the fastest can prove they are worthy of the Ironman title in this grueling 55-lapper with $20,000-to-win on the line after an $8,000 battle on Friday.

For the first time ever, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars are accompanied by the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, battling for $4,000 on Friday and $5,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Feature Laps Length
55

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6PM Motor Heat
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:25PM Opening Ceremonies
7:30PM Racing Begins
*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Reserved Seating
yes

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
only clip on seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

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

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section
none

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport
Festus

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

BIG CAT STRENGTH: Brad Sweet Dominates Pevely for First Ironman 55 Title

There was simply no denying Brad Sweet on Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

As a three-time champion and winner of 77 career Features with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the Grass Valley, CA native is still finding ways to knock out those first-career achievements with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

In July, he finally earned his first-career win at Williams Grove Speedway, and on Saturday, he finally tamed the iconic Ironman 55 presented by Festus Tourism Commission. “The Big Cat” has long been successful at the Pevely, MO 1/3-mile – proven by his now five-career wins at the track – but the track’s flagship event had always eluded him until tonight.

Earning the pole position with his Series-best fifth win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Sweet quickly assumed the point and never relinquished it throughout 55 laps. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 was in impeccable form, building an advantage as large as 4+ seconds at one point, and surviving a trio of restarts with ease.

It was a bit of redemption for the current championship leader, who lost Friday’s Night Before the Ironman in heartbreaking fashion when lap traffic allowed Carson Macedo to instantly close and complete a Hail Mary slider. The 36-year-old kept that in mind as he destroyed the field in Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Feature.

“After last night, I felt like we had something to prove and I was pretty pissed off to be honest,” Sweet admitted. “I let my guys down and I didn’t do my job to deliver the win we needed and deserved. Team morale and confidence are a big thing in this sport and now we’re heading to the Knoxville Nationals after dominating 55 laps on the hardest track of the year. It’s nice to finally add this one to the resume.”

Macedo had a shot at Sweet on the final restart, but The Big Cat was too strong. [Trent Gower]

Although the 2018 Knoxville Nationals champion controlled Saturday’s show from green to checkered, he never felt at ease in the cockpit.

“You just don’t have any time to relax at this race track,” Sweet continued. “You’re constantly searching for a faster line and I felt like I drove 48 good laps, but there were some mistakes in there when I went looking for things. Luckily this car was so good that I could maneuver a little better than others. I was definitely a little extra tense about getting this one.”

Trailing Sweet’s NAPA #49 for all 55 laps was Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. Unlike Friday night, there was no late-race magic to spoil Sweet’s party this time. The Lemoore, CA native did receive his golden opportunity when the caution flew on Lap 50 and lined him up on Sweet’s rear bumper, but nothing could deter the #49 from cruising to a 1.396-second margin of victory.

“I think we were competitive again and felt like we executed really well, but Brad was just so damn good in that Feature,” Macedo mentioned on chasing Sweet. “He could move around and make it work wherever he needed. I feel like last year we weren’t nearly this good at Pevely, so to come here with two wins and a second is pretty awesome. I’m pumped up for Knoxville.”

Completing the exact same trio of podium finishers for the second night in a row was James McFadden in his Roth Motorsports #83. He’ll head to the Knoxville Nationals carrying loads of speed and confidence hoping to add that first win of the season to his belt.

“He spanked us,” McFadden said on Sweet. “When there’s a middle like that, Brad is the guy to beat. We were competitive with Carson and I had a really good battle with Donny, too. I love racing with Donny, a guy as good as him, and how he races you. Those guys out front were in another world, but it was fun battling our little bubble tonight. I hope I can win this race one day, we’ve been close several times now. Onto Knoxville.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Sweet(250th), Macedo (57th), McFadden (33rd). [Trent Gower]

Donny Schatz finished in fourth for the second straight night aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest Auto Parts #15. Rounding out the top five was Sheldon Haudenschild, who charged from 19th to fifth to earn KSE Hard Charger honors in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

Closing out the top-10 in Saturday’s 55-lapper was Rico Abreu in sixth, Brock Zearfoss in seventh, Justin Peck in eighth, Noah Gass in ninth, and Spencer Bayston in tenth.

NOS NOTEBOOK (I-55 Raceway, 8/6/22)

Brad Sweet’s 77th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him to seven wins away from tying Stevie Smith (84) for 10th on the All-Time Wins List.

David Gravel opened the night with his 95th career World of Outlaws QuickTime, circling I-55 in 10.512 seconds to lead My Place Hotels Qualifying. Gravel, Hunter Schuerenberg, Logan Schuchart, and Brock Zearfoss scored Saturday’s NOS Energy Drink Heat Races.

Following his actions at Weedsport Speedway last Sunday – which included pushing and pulling a Series official, throwing safety equipment onto a live track, and making obscene gestures towards the crowd – Sheldon Haudenshild received a fine of $1,000 to be paid by September 1, 2022.

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The Greatest Show on Dirt now prepares for The Granddaddy of ‘Em All. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is heading for The Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville, Iowa. A field of 100+ entries will compete for a million-dollar purse in the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s from Wednesday-Saturday, August 10-13. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (55 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$20,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [2][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [3][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [19][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$2,300]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7][$2,200]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [10][$2,100]; 9. 20G-Noah Gass [11][$2,050]; 10. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,000]; 11. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [9][$1,600]; 12. 2-David Gravel [5][$1,400]; 13. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [14][$1,200]; 14. 51B-Joe B-Miller [21][$1,100]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$1,050]; 16. 84-Brandon Hanks [23][$1,000]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$1,000]; 18. 9JR-Derek Hagar [22][$1,000]; 19. 3N-Jake Neuman [24][$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [15][$1,000]; 21. 101-Lachlan McHugh [17][$1,000]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [16][$1,000]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$1,000]; 24. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-55. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

NEW Championship Standings (After 47/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,380); 2. David Gravel (-68); 3. Carson Macedo (-114); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-150); 5. Donny Schatz (-184); 6. Logan Schuchart (-224); 7. James McFadden (-356); 8. Spencer Bayston (-372); 9. Jacob Allen (-616); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-688).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11049Brad Sweet 550.00055Running150$20,000
22041Carson Macedo 55-1.396Running146$6,000
33083James McFadden 55-1.652Running144$3,500
44015Donny Schatz 55-2.523Running142$2,800
519+1417Sheldon Haudenschild 55-3.633Running140$2,500
613+724Rico Abreu 55-4.147Running138$2,300
7703ZBrock Zearfoss 55-4.719Running136$2,200
810+213Justin Peck 54-1 LapsRunning134$2,100
911+220GNoah Gass 54-1 LapsRunning132$2,050
1012+25Spencer Bayston 54-1 LapsRunning130$2,000
119-283JRKerry Madsen 54-1 LapsRunning128$1,600
125-72David Gravel 54-1 LapsRunning126$1,400
1314+11AUMarcus Dumesny 54-1 LapsRunning124$1,200
1421+751BJoe B. Miller 54-1 LapsRunning122$1,100
1520+511KKraig Kinser 53-2 LapsRunning120$1,050
1623+784Brandon Hanks 52-3 LapsRunning118$1,000
176-111SLogan Schuchart 49-6 LapsRunning116$1,000
1822+49JRDerek Hagar 29-26 LapsRunning114$1,000
1924+53NJake Neuman 21-34 LapsRunning112$1,000
2015-57SRobbie Price 19-36 LapsRunning110$1,000
2117-4101Lachlan McHugh 17-38 LapsRunning108$1,000
2216-625J.J. Hickle 16-39 LapsRunning106$1,000
2318-51AJacob Allen 15-40 LapsRunning104$1,000
248-1655Hunter Schuerenberg 0-55 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+351BJoe B. Miller 120.0009Running0$0
21-19JRDerek Hagar 12-0.6433Running0$0
37+484Brandon Hanks 12-2.891Running0$0
43-13NJake Neuman 12-3.372Running0$0
510+56Bill Rose 12-4.274Running90$300
66050KKyle Bellm 12-4.765Running90$250
78+128Jason Keith 12-5.741Running90$225
89+129Brayton Lynch 12-7.289Running90$200
913+42KKevin Ingle 12-7.854Running90$200
1016+67DMarshall Skinner 12-8.723Running90$200
1111063Ted Kirkpatrick 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
122-1022SSlater Helt 7-5 LapsRunning90$200
135-817CCarson Short 7-5 LapsRunning90$200
1412-21Trevin Littleton 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1514-135Zach Hampton 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1615-144Cole Duncan 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1717023BBrian Bell 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
1818049JJosh Schneiderman 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+149Brad Sweet 60.0006Running
21-141Carson Macedo 6-1.105Running
35+283James McFadden 6-2.435Running
46+215Donny Schatz 6-3.285Running
54-12David Gravel 6-3.956Running
68+21SLogan Schuchart 6-4.549Running
7703ZBrock Zearfoss 6-5.950Running
83-555Hunter Schuerenberg 0-6 LapsRunning
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
24+241Carson Macedo 8-0.588Running
32-183JRKerry Madsen 8-3.139Running
43-124Rico Abreu 8-3.746Running
550101Lachlan McHugh 8-6.971Running
6609JRDerek Hagar 8-7.837Running
78+117CCarson Short 8-8.827Running
87-129Brayton Lynch 8-1.006Running
9902KKevin Ingle 8-1.006Running
1010049JJosh Schneiderman 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11055Hunter Schuerenberg 80.0008Running
23+149Brad Sweet 8-0.350Running
34+120GNoah Gass 8-1.905Running
45+17SRobbie Price 8-2.758Running
52-317Sheldon Haudenschild 8-3.076Running
67+13NJake Neuman 8-4.207Running
78+184Brandon Hanks 8-5.323Running
89+163Ted Kirkpatrick 8-9.125Running
96-344Cole Duncan 3-5 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
21-183James McFadden 8-0.632Running
33013Justin Peck 8-3.101Running
4401AUMarcus Dumesny 8-4.176Running
5501AJacob Allen 8-5.056Running
66022SSlater Helt 8-8.127Running
78+150KKyle Bellm 8-10.020Running
87-16Bill Rose 8-10.280Running
99035Zach Hampton 8-11.008Running
101007DMarshall Skinner 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 90.0009Running
23+115Donny Schatz 9-1.070Running
32-15Spencer Bayston 9-1.583Running
44025J.J. Hickle 9-2.346Running
55011KKraig Kinser 9-2.985Running
66051BJoe B. Miller 9-4.053Running
78+128Jason Keith 9-4.570Running
89+11Trevin Littleton 9119.537Running
97-223BBrian Bell 6-3 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1122David Gravel Watertown, CT10.5120.000
21155Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO10.516-0.004
31983JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA10.545-0.033
4917Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.632-0.120
51424Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.675-0.163
61649Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA10.748-0.236
71341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.749-0.237
81720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK10.749-0.237
93101Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD10.931-0.419
1047SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.931-0.419
11109JRDerek Hagar Marion, AR10.968-0.456
121544Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.097-0.585
13829Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL11.162-0.650
1453NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL11.170-0.658
151817CCarson Short Marion, IL11.294-0.782
16284Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN11.439-0.927
1712KKevin Ingle Huron, SD11.662-1.150
18763Ted Kirkpatrick Waterloo, IL12.715-2.203
19649JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA12.715-2.203
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.5520.000
253ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.592-0.040
3111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.608-0.056
4155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.697-0.145
51313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.768-0.216
6615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND10.814-0.262
741AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW10.823-0.271
81425J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA10.827-0.275
931AJacob Allen Hanover, PA10.859-0.307
101811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN10.893-0.341
11822SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO10.982-0.430
12951BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO11.024-0.472
1316Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.195-0.643
141923BBrian Bell Arlington, TN11.202-0.650
151050KKyle Bellm Nixa, MO11.218-0.666
161728Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO11.409-0.857
171635Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN11.418-0.866
1871Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL11.466-0.914
1927DMarshall Skinner Marion, AR11.903-1.351

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