World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Race Recap  

TRI-STATE TRIFECTA: Carson Macedo Gets Third-Straight Win at Haubstadt Bullring

When you’re hot, you’re hot; and Carson Macedo is scorching when it comes to Tri-State Speedway.

The Lemoore, CA native made a little history on Saturday night by becoming the first driver in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history to win three consecutive races at the Haubstadt, IN bullring. A feat that the likes of Wolfgang, Hillenburg, McMahan, or the Kinser clan could pull off at the 1/4-mile.

Much like his last two triumphs at the track, this one came down to the final few feet before the checkered flag. After surviving a chaotic five-car battle for the lead at halfway, Macedo emerged in command and fended off one last-ditch effort by Brad Sweet to win it by 0.249 seconds at the line.

The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 is now at four wins on the 2022 season, twice as much as anyone else on tour. After winning back-to-back shows in Missouri and Indiana, they’ll head to next week’s Bristol Bash with their head held high in pursuit of a $50,000 weekend at The Last Great Colosseum.

“It’s extremely tough to win these World of Outlaws races, so going back-to-back is always big,” Macedo mentioned. “It’s so competitive right now that you can’t slip an inch, I mean you make one mistake on this tour and you can feel guys breathing down your neck. I was running it as hard as I possibly could there at the end to make sure Brad and Sheldon couldn’t get a run at me.

Haubstadt is always an exciting place. It never fails to send my heart rate through the roof here. That was one hell of a race. It’s pretty cool to be the first to win three in a row here considering how long we’ve been racing and all the legends from here.”

From the jump of the 40-lapper, Macedo’s shot at a three-peat looked bleak as The Big Cat Brad Sweet immediately settled into a comfortable lead from the outside pole. He stretched his advantage to more than 3+ seconds before taking the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Parts #49 into lap traffic.

While controlling the first 23 laps, Sweet saw a swarm of challengers step up as traffic tightened things and created a five-way battle for the lead. James McFadden was the most notorious contender early on, but bringing the heat along with him was Macedo, Indiana’s own Spencer Bayston, and the always-exciting Sheldon Haudenschild.

Amid a torrid fight in traffic, McFadden snuck the Roth Motorsports #83 into the lead at several points, but never officially led a lap. The race went sideways on Lap 27 when the first caution included second-running McFadden with nowhere to go as four backmarkers piled up in turn two.

The complexion of the race changed as Macedo had just barely stripped the lead away from Brad Sweet and restarted in command of the field. He cruised through the opening half of the restart with 13 to go, but the pressure amped up as the #49 caught the #41 in the closing moments.

Sweet had one last shot at Macedo but fell short by 0.249-seconds as Carson stole Haubstadt honors for the third year in a row. For Sweet, the Grass Valley, CA native banked his eighth podium through 15 races and extended his streak to 14 straight top-10 finishes to start the year as he vies for a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws championship.

“I don’t think I was aggressive enough in lap traffic, honestly,” Sweet admitted. “I was a little too conservative and you really need to get your elbows up at this place. I kept waiting for gaps and my patience opened the door too much. When you’re in second it’s easy to pick and choose lanes, but you’re a sitting duck in the front. It just came down to decisions, I don’t think my car was any worse at all.”

Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a heartbreaking loss at Tri-State last year, rounded out the podium with a third-place effort for the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17.

“At the end of the day, I finished a race here and we were on the podium, so I’ll take it and move on to Bristol,” a relieved Sheldon said.

Closing out the top-five in Haubstadt was Lebanon, IN’s Spencer Bayston with another stellar finish for CJB Motorsports, and Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart with an impressive top-five at a track the team has struggled at in the past.

David Gravel, Carson Short, Jacob Allen, Tanner Thorson, and Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top-10 on Saturday.

NOS NOTEBOOK (Tri-State Speedway, 4/23/22)

In the 42nd visit to the track, Carson Macedo became the first driver to win three-straight World of Outlaws Features at Tri-State Speedway. He’s tied with Mark Kinser at three wins, while Steve Kinser remains on top with eighth Outlaw triumphs in Haubstadt.

Macedo’s 21st career World of Outlaws victory brings him to a tie for 28th on the All-Time Win List alongside Tim Kaeding and Rick Ferkel.

A unique notch occurred on Saturday with a different driver winning every single racing event in the program. Bayston led Qualifying, Allen/Schuchart/Sweet won Heats, McFadden topped the Dash, and Macedo mastered the Feature.

David Gravel earned his 699th career start with his milestone 700th set to come Friday night at the Bristol Bash, where he enters as the defending winner after sweeping last year’s return to the dirt-covered 1/2-mile.

A pair of proven non-wing stars Carson Short (Marion, IL) and Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV) both recorded their first top-10 finishes of the season with the World of Outlaws.

UP NEXT (Thur-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series prepares for a historic weekend with the Bristol Bash from Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30. They’ll join the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for a pair of $25,000-to-win Features at The Last Great Colosseum. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,500]; 6. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 21-Carson Short [12][$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$2,100]; 9. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [10][$2,050]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [16][$2,000]; 11. 83-James McFadden [1][$1,600]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [18][$1,200]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,100]; 15. 5C-Kyle Cummins [15][$1,050]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,000]; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [20][$1,000]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [22][$1,000]; 20. 7M-Geoff Dodge [23][$1,000]; 21. 17K-Kendall Ruble [24][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,000]; 23. 5K-Jason McDougal [13][$1,000]; 24. 51B-Joe B-Miller [17][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-23, Carson Macedo 24-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15H-Sam Hafertepe[+6]

NEW Championship Standings (After 15/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (2,116); 2. Carson Macedo (-44); 3. David Gravel (-56); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-74); 5. James McFadden (-138); 6. Donny Schatz (-142); 7. Logan Schuchart (-142); 8. Spencer Bayston (-170); 9. Jacob Allen (-216); 10. Giovanni Scelzi (-282).

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Feature Results
13+241Carson Macedo 400.00016Running150$10,000
22049Brad Sweet 40-0.24924Running146$6,000
37+417Sheldon Haudenschild 40-0.651Running144$3,500
45+15Spencer Bayston 40-2.101Running142$2,800
56+11SLogan Schuchart 40-4.172Running140$2,500
69+32David Gravel 40-4.194Running138$2,300
712+521Carson Short 40-5.870Running136$2,200
84-41AJacob Allen 40-7.285Running134$2,100
910+119AZTanner Thorson 40-7.619Running132$2,050
1016+615HSam Hafertepe Jr40-9.777Running130$2,000
111-1083James McFadden 40-9.841Running128$1,600
128-415Donny Schatz 40-11.559Running126$1,400
1318+520GNoah Gass 40-11.797Running124$1,200
1419+53ZBrock Zearfoss 40-12.089Running122$1,100
151505CKyle Cummins 40-13.319Running120$1,050
1611-524Rico Abreu 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1714-311KKraig Kinser 38-2 LapsRunning116$1,000
1820+23Ayrton Gennetten 38-2 LapsRunning114$1,000
1922+36Bill Rose 38-2 LapsRunning112$1,000
2023+37MGeoff Dodge 38-2 LapsRunning110$1,000
2124+317KKendall Ruble 37-3 LapsRunning108$1,000
2221-17SJason Sides 37-3 LapsRunning106$1,000
2313-105KJason McDougal 26-14 LapsRunning104$1,000
2417-751BJoe B. Miller 19-21 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 120.00012Running0$0
2203Ayrton Gennetten 12-2.445Running0$0
3307SJason Sides 12-6.975Running0$0
45+16Bill Rose 12-8.793Running0$0
54-17MGeoff Dodge 12-9.181Running0$0
66017KKendall Ruble 12-10.909Running0$0
78+17Critter Malone 12-11.467Running90$300
89+13ABrad Greer 6-6 LapsRunning90$250
97-229Brayton Lynch 0-12 LapsRunning90$225
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183James McFadden 80.0008Running
21-149Brad Sweet 8-0.603Running
33041Carson Macedo 8-2.004Running
4401AJacob Allen 8-3.199Running
56+15Spencer Bayston 8-3.455Running
65-11SLogan Schuchart 8-4.160Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+21AJacob Allen 100.00010Running
21-15Spencer Bayston 10-0.800Running
32-117Sheldon Haudenschild 10-1.191Running
46+219AZTanner Thorson 10-2.531Running
5505KJason McDougal 10-3.294Running
64-215HSam Hafertepe Jr10-3.952Running
7707SJason Sides 10-4.475Running
8807MGeoff Dodge 10-4.707Running
99029Brayton Lynch 7-3 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11SLogan Schuchart 100.00010Running
23+183James McFadden 10-0.859Running
31-215Donny Schatz 10-1.751Running
44024Rico Abreu 10-3.833Running
55011KKraig Kinser 10-4.846Running
67+151BJoe B. Miller 10-6.113Running
76-13Ayrton Gennetten 10-6.746Running
89+16Bill Rose 10-10.596Running
98-17Critter Malone 10-11.680Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+249Brad Sweet 100.0009Running
22041Carson Macedo 10-1.3721Running
31-22David Gravel 10-1.904Running
44021Carson Short 10-3.102Running
56+15CKyle Cummins 10-3.880Running
67+120GNoah Gass 10-5.275Running
75-23ZBrock Zearfoss 10-5.975Running
88017KKendall Ruble 10-8.470Running
9903ABrad Greer 5-5 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.2220.000
2615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.292-0.070
3162David Gravel Watertown, CT12.366-0.144
41817Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.372-0.150
5201SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.442-0.220
6941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.487-0.265
7111AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.495-0.273
82283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.526-0.304
9249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.532-0.310
101915HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX12.534-0.312
112524Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.540-0.318
121521Carson Short Marion, IL12.566-0.344
13135KJason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK12.572-0.350
14411KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.593-0.371
1583ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.656-0.434
161219AZTanner Thorson Minden, NV12.718-0.496
17103Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO12.727-0.505
18245CKyle Cummins Princeton, IN12.791-0.569
19217SJason Sides Bartlett, TN12.813-0.591
202351BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO12.836-0.614
211720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.857-0.635
22267MGeoff Dodge Colorado Springs, CO13.130-0.908
2337Critter Malone Greencastle, IN13.197-0.975
24717KKendall Ruble Vincennes, IN13.231-1.009
252729Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL13.443-1.221
26146Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.491-1.269
2713ABrad Greer Coulterville, IL14.084-1.862
Event Info  

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
April 23, 2022
Tri-State Speedway
9981 South US Highway 41
Haubstadt, IN 

Event Description
The Outlaws are hustlin' around Haubstadt! This Indiana bullring provides intense drama and insane action when "The Greatest Show on Dirt" comes to town.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
11.110 seconds by Sammy Swindell on 10/8/04

To Win Amount

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

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher; Seats in the reserved section have seat backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs are allowed in GA only, stadium chairs are not permitted in reserved seating; No lawn chairs.

Handicapped Seating
East side stands

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows

Personal Coolers
Yes, we still allow coolers to be brought in, but the maximum size is 15 x 15 x 15 inches


Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free Camping - permitted overnight in designated area at track. No hookups. Please park in designated area for campers or you will be asked to move even if you have already set up. No open campfires. Please take your burnt charcoals with you or dispose of them in appropriate containers in the trash barrels. Do not dump the coals in the grass. Swimming or fishing in private lake is not permitted. As a courtesy to others, we ask you not to save spots or take up more space than is necessary for your motorhome/camper. Personal vehicles arriving later must park in the main parking area. Please be courteous of other campers and our neighbors. No loud music, dumping of trash or trespassing on the neighbors properties.

Closest Airport
13 miles: Evansville, IN (EVV / KEVV) Evansville Regional Airport (Domestic)

Other Airport
Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport (international)

Track Info  

Tri-State Speedway
9981 South US Highway 41
Haubstadt, IN 

Track Phone
(812) 768-5995

Ticket Phone
(812) 768-6025

Track Size & Type
0.250; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.110 seconds by Sammy Swindell on 10/8/04

Competitor Info  

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