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ZERO TO HERO: Carson Macedo Rebounds with Dominating Wilmot Win in JJR #41

Jason Johnson Racing’s latest act is proof that you can’t keep a good team down.

Last week, the Albaugh #41 suffered their first DNF of the 2022 season when Carson Macedo went flipping wildly down the backstretch at Cedar Lake Speedway. It was a moment of frustration as they tumbled down the point standings at a crucial time of the season.

This week, on the other side of Wisconsin, Macedo and the JJR #41 were untouchable. The car was perfect, and the driving was impeccable. The Lemoore, CA native led the 38 final laps of the Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway and rode off into the sunset with an impressive margin of victory at 3.706-seconds.

A seventh win of the season not only bumps the 26-year-old up to 27th on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series All-Time Win List, but it also brings him much closer to Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild in what is shaping up to be a historic title fight.

“Philip Dietz, Clyde Knipp, and Nate Repetz gave me probably my best car of the year tonight,” Macedo mentioned. “I felt like I could handle lap traffic anywhere from the top to the bottom, and never miss a beat. I hope we can keep clicking off these wins. I’m really confident right now, and this is a good time to feel good with all the money on the line this month.”

Stealing command of the lead on Lap 3, Macedo mastered the third and final restart of the race with a turn three slider on Donny Schatz. Along with a fiery James McFadden, the 10-time champion kept the young buck on his toes throughout the opening half of the 40-lapper, but Macedo turned up the wick and left ’em all in his dust by the time the cross flags flew.

“I tried to pace myself and run a smart race this time,” Macedo added. “I’ve been leading here at the white flag before and spun out. That was embarrassing. I was trying my best to make no mistakes. I thought I saw a blue nose wing [McFadden] at the end, but caught my breath when I realized how big the lead was.”

Macedo powered by Schatz on Lap 3, and never looked back for his 24th career win. [Trent Gower]

Although Saturday’s show was the 10th appearance at Wilmot (WI) by The Greatest Show on Dirt, it was the first labeled as the Larry Hillerud Memorial. The Wisconsin staple was a vital member of SLS Promotions, the team behind the Badger 40, and sadly lost his life last month.

“Larry was incredible man,” Macedo noted with the Hillerud family in attendance. “He had these tracks on point every time we rolled into town, and man he loved the sport so much. I hate that he’s not here. It’s sad to realize that, but it’s also an honor to win this race in his honor.”

For the third time in three weeks, James McFadden was a runner-up finisher with the World of Outlaws. The reigning Rookie of the Year experienced a rollercoaster of emotions through only the first lap on Saturday. He started outside pole, was penalized for jumping the initial start, then rocketed from fourth-to-first in one corner to take the lead, only for the red flag to negate his one shining moment.

Ultimately, the Roth Motorsports #83 ended up P2 in pursuit of that elusive 99th career win for car owners Dennis & Teresa Roth. The Alice Springs, NT, AUS native will take his bid for a first World of Outlaws win this season to Ohio this week with five huge nights looming.

“We’ve got speed, but we’ve got to get this thing in Victory Lane,” McFadden said. “I was behind the eight-ball from the start of that one. You just can’t let guys like these get ahead of you, it makes your job too hard. We’re close and this is where we need to be. We’ve got some really big races coming up and hopefully we can get that win.”

After controlling the opening two laps, former Wilmot winner Donny Schatz rounded out the podium in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15. The 10-time Series champion now turns his attention to the “Month of Money,” a fabled 30-day span with three six-figure paydays available for Sprint Car racers.

“We’ve got some work to do,” Schatz admitted. “We had a chance and led some laps in the beginning, but then those guys just flat-out drove away from us. We were too free near the end, and we haven’t been battling that much. We’ve got a big stretch coming up, and now is the time to figure it out.”

Now it’s the Month of Money! Donny Schatz has won a whopping 11 six-figure races in his career. [Trent Gower]

A pair of championship counterparts closed out the top-five on Saturday with Brad Sweet finishing fourth in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 and David Gravel grabbing fifth in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Finishing out the top-10 at Wilmot was Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel, Washington’s Kasey Kahne, and Pennsylvania natives Brock Zearfoss and Jacob Allen.


Carson Macedo’s 24th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win brings him into a tie with fellow left-coaster Ron Shuman (Tempe, AZ) for 27th on the All-Time Win List. It’s his 18th win aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, bringing him within one of tying David Gravel (19) for most World of Outlaws win with the team.

Brad Sweet started the night with his fourth consecutive QuickTime Award at Wilmot, circling the 1/3-mile track in 12.580 seconds. He’s now topped My Place Hotels Qualifying on 64 occasions throughout his World of Outlaws career.

Winning NOS Energy Drink Heat Races was Brad Sweet (207th career), James McFadden (26th career), Kasey Kahne (17th career), and Carson Macedo (72nd career). Earning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win was Scotty Thiel of nearby Sheboygan, WI for the first time in his career.

Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gass of Mounds, OK returned to racing after a violent crash at Huset’s sidelined him for a week. The 18-year-old quickly got back to business, driving from 21st-to-12th and claiming his second KSE Hard Charger Award.

UP NEXT (Tues-Sat) – The busiest stretch of the season awaits the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with five races over five nights this coming Tuesday-Saturday in Ohio. It starts with the $15,000/Win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, and then leads into four straight shows at Eldora Speedway. Wednesday’s Jokers Wild takes us to Thursday’s $100,000/Win Historical Big One, and then Friday’s The Knight Before leads into Saturday’s $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$10,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [2][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$2,300]; 7. 73-Scotty Thiel [1][$2,200]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [7][$2,100]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,600]; 12. 20G-Noah Gass [21][$1,400]; 13. 3N-Jake Neuman [18][$1,200]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$1,100]; 15. 6-Bill Rose [16][$1,050]; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [24][$1,000]; 17. 23-Russel Borland [20][$1,000]; 18. 10V-Matt Vandervere [22][$1,000]; 19. 25-Danny Schlafer [19][$1,000]; 20. 68-Dave Uttech [17][$1,000]; 21. 5-Spencer Bayston [4][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Robbie Price [8][$1,000]; 23. 79-Blake Nimee [11][$1,000]; 24. 4B-Scott Biertzer [23][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-2, Carson Macedo 3-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+9]

NEW Championship Standings (After 35/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (4,788); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-42); 3. Carson Macedo (-48); 4. David Gravel (-60); 5. Logan Schuchart (-92); 6. Donny Schatz (-158); 7. Spencer Bayston (-224); 8. James McFadden (-238); 9. Jacob Allen (-366); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-508).

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Feature Results
15+441Carson Macedo 400.00038Running150$10,000
22083James McFadden 40-3.703Running146$6,000
33015Donny Schatz 40-5.8932Running144$3,500
46+249Brad Sweet 40-6.728Running142$2,800
59+42David Gravel 40-7.686Running140$2,500
612+617Sheldon Haudenschild 40-8.639Running138$2,300
71-673Scotty Thiel 40-9.650Running136$2,200
87-19Kasey Kahne 40-10.960Running134$2,100
914+53ZBrock Zearfoss 40-11.961Running132$2,050
1015+51AJacob Allen 40-14.786Running130$2,000
1113+211KKraig Kinser 39-1 LapsRunning128$1,600
1221+920GNoah Gass 39-1 LapsRunning126$1,400
1318+53NJake Neuman 39-1 LapsRunning124$1,200
1410-41SLogan Schuchart 39-1 LapsRunning122$1,100
1516+16Bill Rose 38-2 LapsRunning120$1,050
1624+85JJeremy Schultz 38-2 LapsRunning118$1,000
1720+323Russel Borland 38-2 LapsRunning116$1,000
1822+410VMatt Vandervere 37-3 LapsRunning114$1,000
1919025Danny Schlafer 22-18 LapsRunning112$1,000
2017-368Dave Uttech 13-27 LapsRunning110$1,000
214-175Spencer Bayston 0-40 LapsRunning108$1,000
228-147SRobbie Price 0-40 LapsDNF106$1,000
2311-1279Blake Nimee 0-40 LapsRunning104$1,000
2423-14BScott Biertzer 0-40 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
11020GNoah Gass 120.00012Running0$0
23+110VMatt Vandervere 12-1.391Running0$0
34+14BScott Biertzer 12-3.387Running0$0
46+25JJeremy Schultz 12-4.879Running0$0
5504KKris Spitz 12-5.825Running90$300
69+370Chris Klemko 12-9.436Running90$250
72-529Brayton Lynch 12-10.130Running90$225
810+219Todd Daun 12-10.436Running90$200
98-134Kevin Hinich 12-11.353Running90$200
1011+1U2Jack Vanderboom 12-12.302Running90$200
117-443Jereme Schroeder 12-15.253Running90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11073Scotty Thiel 60.0006Running
24+283James McFadden 6-0.951Running
36+315Donny Schatz 6-1.687Running
43-15Spencer Bayston 6-2.742Running
55041Carson Macedo 6-3.319Running
67+149Brad Sweet 6-4.259Running
72-59Kasey Kahne 6-5.004Running
8807SRobbie Price 6-5.550Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
22015Donny Schatz 8-0.960Running
3302David Gravel 8-2.073Running
44011KKraig Kinser 8-4.585Running
55068Dave Uttech 8-6.658Running
67+110VMatt Vandervere 8-7.389Running
76-129Brayton Lynch 8-8.007Running
88070Chris Klemko 8-9.076Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183James McFadden 80.0008Running
21-17SRobbie Price 8-3.035Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 8-4.339Running
4403ZBrock Zearfoss 8-5.970Running
5503NJake Neuman 8-7.408Running
67+14BScott Biertzer 8-8.684Running
78+143Jereme Schroeder 8-11.308Running
86-219Todd Daun 8-12.354Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+29Kasey Kahne 80.0003Running
21-173Scotty Thiel 8-1.7935Running
32-179Blake Nimee 8-2.475Running
48+41AJacob Allen 8-3.177Running
54-125Danny Schlafer 8-4.776Running
67+14KKris Spitz 8-7.987Running
75-220GNoah Gass 8-8.314Running
86-2U2Jack Vanderboom 8-9.526Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
2205Spencer Bayston 8-2.786Running
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-4.690Running
4406Bill Rose 8-7.824Running
55023Russel Borland 8-8.678Running
6605JJeremy Schultz 8-10.667Running
77034Kevin Hinich 8-13.292Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
11749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.5800.000
247SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.584-0.004
31173Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI12.643-0.063
42341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.647-0.067
51615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.692-0.112
6783James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.730-0.150
7979Blake Nimee Oswego, IL12.749-0.169
8265Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.763-0.183
922David Gravel Watertown, CT12.768-0.188
1081SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.783-0.203
11249Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA12.833-0.253
121417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.865-0.285
132711KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.865-0.285
14153ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.871-0.291
153025Danny Schlafer Gibson, WI12.933-0.353
16186Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.995-0.415
17168Dave Uttech Kenosha, WI13.022-0.442
18123NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL13.027-0.447
193120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.058-0.478
202023Russel Borland Kewaskum, WI13.072-0.492
212929Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL13.090-0.510
221319Todd Daun Pleasant Prairie, WI13.106-0.526
235U2Jack Vanderboom Dousman, WI13.145-0.565
2435JJeremy Schultz Beaver Dam, WI13.203-0.623
252810VMatt Vandervere Zion, IL13.322-0.742
26104BScott Biertzer West Bend, WI13.339-0.759
27214KKris Spitz Salem, WI13.348-0.768
28634Kevin Hinich Kenosha, WI13.394-0.814
292570Chris Klemko Bristol, WI13.542-0.962
301943Jereme Schroeder Lake Villa, IL13.566-0.986
31221AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.566-0.986
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Badger 40
July 9, 2022
Wilmot Raceway
30820 111th St
Wilmot, WI 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its final appearance of the year in Wisconsin.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.397 by Mike Reinke on 8/21/2021

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

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

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Upper Rows Reserved

Type of Grandstand
bleacher style

Stadium Seating
Fans can use stadium seating

Handicapped Seating
Section D

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

Personal Coolers
no coolers allowed


Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales

Smoking Policy
no smoking in Grandstands; smoking permitted in designated areas

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, offsite

Camping Cost
There are no camping facilities at the Wilmot Raceway. Overnight parking is allowed on the far north edge of the property along the tree line. No electricity is available.

Closest Airport
Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchel

Other Airport
Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Track Info  

Wilmot Raceway
30820 111th St
Wilmot, WI 

Track Phone
(262) 862-2090

Ticket Phone
(815) 344-2023

Track Size & Type
0.333; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
12.397 by Mike Reinke on 8/21/2021

Competitor Info  

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