Huset's High Bank Nationals
Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Race Recap  

JAW-DROPPING: Sheldon Haudenschild Stuns 'Em for $100,000 Payday on Last Lap at Huset's

In fitting fashion, Sheldon Haudenschild did what no other driver dared to do with $100,000 on the line Saturday night at Huset’s Speedway’s inaugural High Bank Nationals.

Running sixth with four laps left, many assumed the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 had no shot at the big payday. But if there is anything to have been learned through 45 years of World of Outlaws history, it’s that you never, ever count a Haudenschild out.

Taking a page out of the book written by Hall of Fame father, Jac, Sheldon throttled up and ripped the “Haud Line” around the outside of Brad Sweet for fifth, then Carson Macedo for fourth, then David Gravel for third, and that was only the beginning of his miraculous charge.

With the white flag waving, Haudenschild went to the faithful cushion one last time and made a two-for-one move, storming by both Buddy Kofoid and James McFadden in one swift swing to steal the $100,000 pay check out of turn two on the 40th and final lap.

With the entire crowd on their feet in disbelief, the 28-year-old Wooster, OH native crossed the checkered flag to claim the biggest win of his life. Collecting his thoughts in victory lane, The Wild Child’s Child could only express his gratitude for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing team that has believed in him for five years now.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Haudenschild thought. “[Kyle] Ripper is the man. This would not be possible without Ripper. He’s been there from the start for me, and I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am for him and everybody that took a chance on me. Lauren [Albano], Ricky [Stenhouse], Richard & Jennifer [Marshall], they trusted me from the beginning. I was a rookie with zero wins and they hired me, and that was five years ago now.

Jakob Weaver, Zan Haudenschild, Kyle Ripper & Stephen Hamm-Reilly join Sheldon in victory lane. [Trent Gower]

“We’ve been putting in the work for a long, long time. This wasn’t an easy week for us, but we never gave up. I thought what the hell, I had nothing to lose there at the end. I realized my tire was holding on and remembered it wasn’t a points race, so I figured I had to send it.

“I honestly almost gave up on myself when Brad [Sweet] got me and pushed me out of the top-five. I just started sending it into the cushion and realized this is what we had been doing all week long, passing cars. I think it was a blessing in disguise with how much we had to work, because we learned how/when/where to pass guys while most of these cars were up front all week.”

Long before Sheldon’s breathtaking last-lap heorics, Carson Macedo controlled the opening 34 laps of a rather calm battle at the front aboard the Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41. However, business quickly picked up in the latter stages of the race as Budd Kofoid and James McFadden took him three-wide for the race lead on Lap 35.

Kofoid, who won his first-career World of Outlaws race on Thursday, briefly held the top spot while sneaking below Macedo in his Crouch Motorsports #11. It didn’t last long, though, as McFadden blasted the outside in the Roth Motorsports #83 and barely beat Kofoid to there stripe by 0.041-seconds.

While Macedo faded, it appeared to be one-vs-one for the paycheck between McFadden and Kofoid, but they were snookered on the final lap as Haudenschild went full send on the cushion and took it through turns one and two to pass them both.

Updated Career Podium Totals – Haudenschild (75th), McFadden (30th), Kofoid (2nd). [Trent Gower]

Ultimately, McFadden finished 0.671-seconds behind Haudenschild on the dramatic last lap and claimed $30,000 for his runner-up efforts. It was his second, second-place finish of this week, this one in the most heartbreaking of fashions as $100,000 and his first win of the season slipped through the Australian’s grasp.”

“I’m just disappointed,” a dejected McFadden said. “I got the lead when it started taking rubber I thought I should just play it safe in traffic, but I should’ve known better. We really needed that win for myself, this team, and Dennis & Terea [Roth]. Second is alright, but leading to the last lap for $100,000 and losing it just sucks. We’ll keep putting ourselves in this position to contend for wins and they’ll eventually come.”

Capping off a career-week in third-place was Buddy Kofoid in the Crouch Motorsports #11 with $20,000 in earnings. The Penngrove, CA 20-year-old opened many eyes this week against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

“Besides losing $80,000, I guess third isn’t too bad,” Kofoid kidded. “All in all, what a week for us. Brad [Alexander], Blade [Kearns], and I have ran less than 10 races together and now we’ve won, ran fourth, and finished third in my first real big World of Outlaws race. It kind of stings, though. I got by Carson and thought I could really win, but then I had to fight James, and in the middle of that Sheldon somehow snookered us both on that last lap.”

Rounding out the top-five at Huset’s was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2 with a $15,000 payday, and early leader Carson Macedo collecting $10,000 for a fifth-place finish in the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Closing out the top-10 on Saturday was Brad Sweet, Brock Zearfoss, Giovanni Scelzi, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Jacob Allen.

The High Bank Nationals returns to Huset’s on June 21-24, 2023 paying $250,000-to-win. [Trent Gower]


Sheldon Haudenschild’s 30th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory brings him into a tie with Bobby Allen for 21st on the All-Time Win List. It was his eighth win of the season, already matching his career-best through only the first 32 races.

For the fourth consecutive race in as many nights, a Huset’s Speedway Feature offered three different leaders with Macedo leading Laps 1-34, McFadden controlling Laps 35-39, and Haudenschild only commanding the 40th and final lap.

Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports earned their first KSE Hard Charger Award of the season on Saturday by advancing eight spots from 22nd-to-14th.

Huset’s General Manager, Doug Johnson, announced during opening ceremonies that the second annual High Bank Nationals will offer the richest payday in Sprint Car Racing history. The World of Outlaws will return to the Brandon, SD oval on June 21-24, 2023 with a $250,000 top prize on the line.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series head back to Wisconsin next weekend for an Independence Day Spectacular on Friday & Saturday, July 1-2 at New Richmond’s Cedar Lake Speedway. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$100,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [4][$30,000]; 3. 11-Buddy Kofoid [3][$20,000]; 4. 2-David Gravel [2][$15,000]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$7,000]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5][$6,500]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$6,000]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$5,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$5,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$4,000]; 12. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [12][$3,400]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$3,300]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston [22][$3,200]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$3,100]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$3,000]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [17][$3,000]; 18. 16-Brooke Tatnell [14][$3,000]; 19. 88-Austin McCarl [19][$3,000]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$3,000]; 21. 22-Riley Goodno [20][$3,000]; 22. 27-Carson McCarl [24][$3,000]; 23. 81-Jack Dover [15][$3,000]; 24. 13-Mark Dobmeier [18][$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-34, James McFadden 35-39, Sheldon Haudenschild 40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Spencer Bayston[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 32/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,266); 2. Carson Macedo (-12); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-24); 4. David Gravel (-46); 5. Logan Schuchart (-54); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. Spencer Bayston (-156); 8. James McFadden (-214); 9. Jacob Allen (-354); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-486).

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Feature Results
17+617Sheldon Haudenschild 400.0001Running90$100,000
24+283James McFadden 40-0.6715Running90$30,000
33011Michael Kofoid 40-1.0812Running90$20,000
42-22David Gravel 40-1.190Running90$15,000
51-441Carson Macedo 40-1.49834Running90$10,000
69+349Brad Sweet 40-2.153Running90$7,000
75-23ZBrock Zearfoss 40-2.706Running90$6,500
811+318Giovanni Scelzi 40-3.181Running90$6,000
98-155Hunter Schuerenberg 40-4.455Running90$5,500
101001AJacob Allen 40-5.872Running90$5,000
1113+215Donny Schatz 40-6.741Running90$4,000
1212011PParker Price-Miller 40-8.224Running90$3,400
1316+39Kasey Kahne 40-8.851Running90$3,300
1422+85Spencer Bayston 40-9.717Running90$3,200
1521+624Rico Abreu 40-9.805Running90$3,100
1623+715HSam Hafertepe Jr40-11.283Running90$3,000
171707SRobbie Price 40-13.414Running90$3,000
1814-416Brooke Tatnell 22-18 LapsRunning90$3,000
1919088Austin McCarl 22-18 LapsRunning90$3,000
206-141SLogan Schuchart 22-18 LapsRunning90$3,000
2120-122Riley Goodno 21-19 LapsRunning90$3,000
2224+227Carson McCarl 17-23 LapsRunning90$3,000
2315-881Jack Dover 4-36 LapsRunning90$3,000
2418-613Mark Dobmeier 22-18 LapsRunning90$3,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
14+324Rico Abreu 150.0005Running0$0
21-15Spencer Bayston 15-0.76810Running0$0
32-115HSam Hafertepe Jr15-1.683Running0$0
45+127Carson McCarl 15-3.257Running0$0
56+17Justin Henderson 15-3.915Running90$2,000
63-309Matt Juhl 15-5.092Running90$1,500
711+41AUMarcus Dumesny 15-7.149Running90$1,000
87-122KKaleb Johnson 15-7.435Running90$800
98-13Ayrton Gennetten 15-9.486Running90$700
1017+711MBrendan Mullen 15-10.465Running90$600
1113+219Paige Polyak 15-10.769Running90$500
1210-2ACEDusty Zomer 15-10.966Running90$400
1319+647Brant O'Banion 15-11.492Running90$300
1418+497Alan Gilbertson 15-13.277Running90$300
1514-151AElliot Amdahl 14-1 LapsRunning90$300
161602KKevin Ingle 14-1 LapsRunning90$300
1715-217GLee Goos Jr4-11 LapsRunning90$300
1820+24WMatt Wasmund 4-11 LapsRunning90$300
1912-73XTim Shaffer 2-13 LapsRunning90$300
209-1121KThomas Kennedy 2-13 LapsRunning90$300
2121019AZMitchel Moles 0-15 LapsRunning90$300
2222020GNoah Gass 0-15 LapsRunning90$300
2323025J.J. Hickle 0-15 LapsRunning90$300
24240101 0-15 LapsRunning90$300
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 00.000Running
21-12David Gravel 04.311Running
33011Michael Kofoid 04.311Running
45+183James McFadden 04.311Running
54-13ZBrock Zearfoss 04.311Running
6601SLogan Schuchart 04.311Running
77017Sheldon Haudenschild 04.311Running
88055Hunter Schuerenberg 04.311Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11083James McFadden 100.00010Running
22049Brad Sweet 10-1.239Running
33015Donny Schatz 10-1.876Running
45+17SRobbie Price 10-3.256Running
54-109Matt Juhl 10-4.749Running
67+127Carson McCarl 10-6.643Running
78+121KThomas Kennedy 10-7.508Running
86-219Paige Polyak 10-7.649Running
99011MBrendan Mullen 10-9.507Running
101004WMatt Wasmund 10-12.187Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 100.00010Running
2201AJacob Allen 10-1.616Running
34+116Brooke Tatnell 10-4.213Running
46+213Mark Dobmeier 10-5.748Running
53-215HSam Hafertepe Jr10-5.846Running
67+17Justin Henderson 10-6.335Running
78+1ACEDusty Zomer 10-6.952Running
89+151AElliot Amdahl 10-8.183Running
95-425J.J. Hickle 3-7 LapsRunning
10100101 0-10 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+317Sheldon Haudenschild 100.0006Running
21-118Giovanni Scelzi 10-0.8954Running
38+581Jack Dover 10348.357Running
43-188Austin McCarl 10-1.453Running
52-35Spencer Bayston 10-2.103Running
67+122KKaleb Johnson 10-2.929Running
75-21AUMarcus Dumesny 10-3.485Running
810+217GLee Goos Jr10-4.469Running
99097Alan Gilbertson 10-5.842Running
106-420GNoah Gass 2-8 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11055Hunter Schuerenberg 100.00010Running
22011PParker Price-Miller 10-1.011Running
36+39Kasey Kahne 10-1.869Running
44022Riley Goodno 10-2.956Running
53-224Rico Abreu 10-3.491Running
67+13Ayrton Gennetten 10-4.029Running
78+13XTim Shaffer 10-5.367Running
810+22KKevin Ingle 10-9.466Running
99047Brant O'Banion 10-10.599Running
105-519AZMitchel Moles 3-7 LapsRunning
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Huset's High Bank Nationals
June 23, 2022 to June 25, 2022
Huset's Speedway
2012 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 

Event Description
A mega $100,000-to-win Crown Jewel is formed with the High Banks Nationals bringing the best of the best to South Dakota's Huset's Speedway.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.319 seconds by Terry McCarl on 5/10/09

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

Personal Coolers
No coolers

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free, no hookups

Track Info  

Huset's Speedway
2012 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 

Ticket Phone
(605) 231-9720

Track Size & Type
0.333; high-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
10.319 seconds by Terry McCarl on 5/10/09

Competitor Info  

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