Huset's High Bank Nationals
Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Race Recap  

HEY BUDDY: Kofoid Claims First-Career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Win at Huset's

Michael Kofoid was merely nine-years-old when he strapped in and manhandled a Sprint Car for the first time.

It was a life-changing experience for the Penngrove, CA native and drastically shaped his path to motorsports stardom at the ripe age of 20-years-old. Before Thursday, he was already a proven ace with a USAC National Midget championship, All Star Circuit of Champions victories, a Trophy Cup title, and success in the NASCAR Truck Series.

Of all those noteworthy accomplishments, though, nothing compares to what the kid they call “Buddy” finally achieved on Thursday night at Huset’s Speedway.

Winning night one of the inaugural High Bank Nationals, Kofoid fulfilled a childhood dream by beating the best Sprint Car drivers in the world to claim his first-career win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It was only his 16th start against The Greatest Show on Dirt and marked the first World of Outlaws win for car owner Crouch Motorsports, as well.

The young phenom started on the outside pole and drove by Brock Zearfoss to lead Lap four, but it wasn’t smooth sailing from there. Australian James McFadden passed the Indy Race Parts #11 on Lap 21, but Kofoid showed the prowess of a seasoned veteran as he regrouped, drove back by J-Mac, and mastered lap traffic over the final stages to earn a margin of victory at 2.177-seconds.

“I’m speechless,” an ecstatic Kofoid let out. “I’ve wanted to win a World of Outlaws for as long as I can remember. This is by far the biggest win of my career. To say I’ve beaten the best in the world is unbelievable. This is so special, wow. I knew our car was fast all day yesterday, and then today I knew we would have a chance. My guys Brad [Alexander] and Blade [Kearns] do one hell of a job, it’s just us three here this week. I have to thank Leighton Crouch and Bernie Stuebgen for everything they do for us as well. This is incredible.”

In becoming the 148th different winner in Series history, Kofoid (442) also escaped Thursday as the initial high point man at the High Bank Nationals. He currently leads James McFadden (441), Parker Price-Miller (433), Brock Zearfoss (431), and Hunter Schuerenberg (431) with the top-four in combined points following Friday set to lock-in for Saturday’s $100,000-to-win finale.

McFadden & Kofoid swapped the lead with only 15 laps left. [Trent Gower]

James McFadden of Alice Springs, NT, AUS capped off his whirlwind night with a season-best second-place finish aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. Things started on a bad note when Justin [Adams], Gary [Woodman], and Rob [Beattie] were forced to change engines during Hot Laps, but it all turned around as J-Mac timed in fifth quick and then drove from fifth-to-second in his Heat Race.

The reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year slid by Kofoid to lead the 21st lap in Thursday’s Feature, but a slight bobble in lap traffic the next time by allowed Kofoid to reclaim the point, and he never let it go from there. McFadden settled for a season-best runner-up as he continues to chase the 99th World of Outlaws win for car owners, Dennis & Teresa Roth.

“I got so caught up with lap cars there, it seemed like some of them were racing for the lead and that hurt me the most,” McFadden mentioned. “That is what killed my momentum the most when I got to Buddy for the lead. This Roth Motorsports car was great tonight, though. We’ve got the qualifying package figured out and now we’re back up front come Feature time. I’ve always enjoyed this place and hope to keep this rolling tomorrow.”

Earning his first World of Outlaws podium finish since 2020 was Parker Price-Miller in third-place aboard the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11. The two-time Series winner was c”

“We put a new engine in and changed the fueling from last night, and that made a huge difference for us tonight,” PPM noted. “I was really good late in the going here, but I just started too tight in the beginning. All in all, a great run for us. Landing on the podium against a field like this is always impressive. We’ve just gotta keep this going tomorrow night,”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Kofoid (1st), McFadden (29th), Price-Miller (7th). [Trent Gower]

Brock Zearfoss, who led the first three circuits from pole position, fell back to finish a season-best fourth in the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill #3Z. Also earning his first World of Outlaws top-five of 2022 was Hunter Schuerenberg, an All Star Circuit of Champions regular, who finished P5 in the Tony Vermeer owned #55.

Rounding out the top-10 on Thursday night was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

NOS NOTEBOOK (HUSET’S SPEEDWAY, 6/23/22)

Buddy Kofoid’s first-career victory makes him the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history. He’s the 29th driver from the state of California to win with The Greatest Show on Dirt, and the first in history to earn his initial triumph at Brandon, SD’s Huset’s Speedway.

The entire top-five on Thursday night all set a new season-best finish with the World of Outlaws – Kofoid (1st), McFadden (2nd), Price-Miller (3rd), Zearfoss (4th), and Schuerenberg (5th).

Spencer Bayston topped My Place Hotels Qualifying at the 1/3-mile oval, becoming the eighth driver to earn multiple Slick Woody’s QuickTime Awards this season.

Six inverted NOS Energy Drink Heat Races were won by Logan Schuchart (98th career), Mitchel Moles (1st career), Brooke Tatnell (52nd career), Austin McCarl (4th career), Hunter Schuerenberg (5th career), and Mark Dobmeier (17th career).

Advancing +16 positions, Sheldon Haudenschild’s 23rd-to-seventh bid equaled the largest run for the KSE Hard Charger Award this season, as he earned the Award for a Series-leading fifth time on Thursday.

Championship leader Brad Sweet (involved in Lap 1 crash) finished 14th, only his fourth result outside the top-10 through 30 races. Thus, the standings again tightened with the entire top-five now separated by only 64 points.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues a weeklong affair at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD with the inaugural High Bank Nationals on Friday-Saturday capped off by a mega $100,000-to-win finale. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 11-Buddy Kofoid [2][$15,000]; 2. 83-James McFadden [5][$6,000]; 3. 11P-Parker Price-Miller [6][$3,500]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1][$2,800]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,050]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [11][$2,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,400]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [10][$1,200]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$1,100]; 15. 88-Austin McCarl [15][$1,050]; 16. O9-Matt Juhl [3][$1,000]; 17. 5-Spencer Bayston [21][$1,000]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$1,000]; 19. 16-Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,000]; 20. 25-JJ Hickle [20][$1,000]; 21. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles [12][$1,000]; 22. 13-Mark Dobmeier [19][$1,000]; 23. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [18][$1,000]; 24. 7S-Robbie Price [22][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-3; Buddy Kofoid 4, 21-35; James McFadden 20. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+16].

NEW Championship Standings (After 30/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,016); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-32); 3. Carson Macedo (-34); 4. David Gravel (-58); 5. Logan Schuchart (-64); 6. Donny Schatz (-154); 7. Spencer Bayston (-170); 8. James McFadden (-212); 9. Jacob Allen (-348); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-488).

High Bank Nationals Points (After Thursday): 1. Buddy Kofoid (442); 2. James McFadden (441); 3. Parker Price-Miller (433); 4. Brock Zearfoss (431); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (431); 6. David Gravel (423); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (418); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (413); 9. Logan Schuchart (411); 10. Carson Macedo (410); 11. Jacob Allen (406); 12. Rico Abreu (406); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (402); 14. Matt Juhl (395); 15. Brad Sweet (394); 16. Austin McCarl (393); 17. Brooke Tatnell (379); 18. Mitchel Moles (377); 19. Spencer Bayston (376); 20. Donny Schatz (376)…

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+111Michael Kofoid 350.00031Running150$15,000
25+383James McFadden 35-2.1771Running146$6,000
36+311PParker Price-Miller 35-5.160Running144$3,500
41-33ZBrock Zearfoss 35-5.5273Running142$2,800
54-155Hunter Schuerenberg 35-6.327Running140$2,500
69+32David Gravel 35-6.809Running138$2,300
723+1617Sheldon Haudenschild 35-7.194Running136$2,200
87-118Giovanni Scelzi 35-7.474Running134$2,100
913+41SLogan Schuchart 35-7.853Running132$2,050
1011+141Carson Macedo 35-8.573Running130$2,000
1114+324Rico Abreu 35-10.445Running128$1,600
128-41AJacob Allen 35-11.858Running126$1,400
1310-315HSam Hafertepe Jr35-12.722Running124$1,200
1416+249Brad Sweet 35-13.110Running122$1,100
1515088Austin McCarl 34-1 LapsRunning120$1,050
163-1309Matt Juhl 34-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1721+45Spencer Bayston 34-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1824+615Donny Schatz 34-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1917-216Brooke Tatnell 34-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2020025J.J. Hickle 34-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2112-919AZMitchel Moles 34-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2219-313Mark Dobmeier 19-16 LapsRunning106$1,000
2318-521KThomas Kennedy 0-35 LapsRunning104$1,000
2422-27SRobbie Price 0-35 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1105Spencer Bayston 120.00012Running0$0
2207SRobbie Price 12-1.079Running0$0
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 12-1.874Running0$0
48+415Donny Schatz 12-2.595Running0$0
54-122KKaleb Johnson 12-3.041Running90$300
66020GNoah Gass 12-3.960Running90$250
711+48Aaron Reutzel 12-4.635Running90$225
818+101AUMarcus Dumesny 12-5.236Running90$200
95-481Jack Dover 12-5.686Running90$200
109-17Justin Henderson 12-6.582Running90$200
1116+522Riley Goodno 12-6.907Running90$200
1219+79Kasey Kahne 12-7.163Running90$200
1310-335Skylar Prochaska 12-7.889Running90$200
1412-219Paige Polyak 12-8.514Running90$200
150-1511MBrendan Mullen 12-8.869Running90$200
160-1627Carson McCarl 12-9.178Running90$200
1714-321Brian Brown 12-9.254Running90$200
187-113Ayrton Gennetten 12-10.228Running90$200
1913-68BJack Croaker 12-10.784Running90$200
2015-551AElliot Amdahl 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
2120-197Alan Gilbertson 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
2217-5ACEDusty Zomer 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
C Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11011MBrendan Mullen 100.00010Running0$0
24+227Carson McCarl 10-1.367Running0$0
32-147Brant O'Banion 10-5.314Running90$150
46+23XTim Shaffer 10-5.375Running90$150
53-2101 10-5.794Running90$125
65-117GLee Goos Jr10-7.897Running90$125
79+24WMatt Wasmund 10-8.469Running90$125
87-14Cody Hansen 10-9.310Running90$125
98-12KKevin Ingle 10-11.287Running90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 100.00010Running
23+115HSam Hafertepe Jr10-2.525Running
32-125J.J. Hickle 10-5.324Running
44049Brad Sweet 10-5.947Running
55017Sheldon Haudenschild 10-6.571Running
67+11AUMarcus Dumesny 10-7.116Running
76-15Spencer Bayston 10-7.477Running
88027Carson McCarl 10-8.069Running
9904WMatt Wasmund 10-9.362Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+119AZMitchel Moles 100.0008Running
21-122KKaleb Johnson 10-1.2202Running
35+209Matt Juhl 10-1.525Running
46+22David Gravel 10-1.915Running
54-115Donny Schatz 10-2.545Running
67+19Kasey Kahne 10-3.819Running
73-4ACEDusty Zomer 10-3.935Running
8803XTim Shaffer 10-5.358Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11016Brooke Tatnell 100.00010Running
24+21AJacob Allen 10-2.271Running
35+211PParker Price-Miller 10-4.208Running
46+241Carson Macedo 10-4.630Running
52-319Paige Polyak 10-5.389Running
63-321Brian Brown 10-6.576Running
77011MBrendan Mullen 10-8.947Running
8804Cody Hansen 10-10.146Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11088Austin McCarl 100.00010Running
25+383James McFadden 10-2.333Running
33024Rico Abreu 10-3.820Running
46+218Giovanni Scelzi 10-4.799Running
54-120GNoah Gass 10-7.124Running
62-451AElliot Amdahl 10-10.148Running
77097Alan Gilbertson 10-10.150Running
88017GLee Goos Jr10-12.138Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+355Hunter Schuerenberg 100.0002Running
21-181Jack Dover 10-1.2298Running
35+23ZBrock Zearfoss 10-1.397Running
42-235Skylar Prochaska 10-5.604Running
57+222Riley Goodno 10-5.713Running
63-38BJack Croaker 10-5.984Running
78+1101 10-6.402Running
86-27SRobbie Price 10-7.023Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11013Mark Dobmeier 100.00010Running
22021KThomas Kennedy 10-0.867Running
36+311Michael Kofoid 10-1.462Running
43-13Ayrton Gennetten 10-2.072Running
54-17Justin Henderson 10-2.911Running
65-18Aaron Reutzel 10-3.686Running
77047Brant O'Banion 10-7.346Running
8802KKevin Ingle 10-9.519Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
115Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.8820.000
262David Gravel Watertown, CT10.962-0.080
32341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.980-0.098
41817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.021-0.139
51409Matt Juhl Tea, SD11.038-0.156
6711PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN11.055-0.173
71949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.070-0.188
82415Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.095-0.213
9201AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.112-0.230
10815HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.151-0.269
114ACEDusty Zomer Brandon, SD11.165-0.283
12221Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.182-0.300
131525J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA11.204-0.322
14519AZMitchel Moles Raisin city, CA11.204-0.322
151219Paige Polyak Tiffin, OH11.211-0.329
16111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.222-0.340
17922KKaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, SD11.230-0.348
18316Brooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW11.235-0.353
19131AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW11.235-0.353
20109Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.261-0.379
212511MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND11.267-0.385
221627Carson McCarl Altoona, IA11.278-0.396
23213XTim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA11.410-0.528
24224Cody Hansen Nunda, SD11.550-0.668
25174WMatt Wasmund Jackson, MN11.629-0.747
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.0060.000
2157SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.132-0.126
3411Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.183-0.177
41483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.252-0.246
5173ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.276-0.270
6138Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX11.284-0.278
7920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.351-0.345
8755Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO11.361-0.355
9167Justin Henderson Tea, SD11.365-0.359
102124Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.386-0.380
1188BJack Croaker East Grand Forks, MN11.425-0.419
12193Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.437-0.431
13351AElliot Amdahl Flandreau, SD11.442-0.436
14635Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, MN11.505-0.499
151821KThomas Kennedy Winnipeg, MB11.532-0.526
161288Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.550-0.544
17581Jack Dover Springfield, NE11.556-0.550
182213Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND11.585-0.579
19297Alan Gilbertson Kasson, MN11.617-0.611
202422Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA11.645-0.639
212347Brant O'Banion Parker, SD12.070-1.064
222017GLee Goos JrHartford, SD12.179-1.173
2310101 , 12.537-1.531
24112KKevin Ingle Huron, SD12.540-1.534
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
$15,000.00

Feature Laps Length
35

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
$15,000.00

Personal Coolers
No coolers

Parking Cost
Free

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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