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World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte | Concord, North Carolina
Friday, November 04, 2022
Race Recap  

LUCKY NUMBER 13: Donny Schatz Strikes Again in Charlotte, Wins World Finals Prelim

Where Donny Schatz is good, Donny Schatz is great. The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion has proven that on multiple occasions in 2022 with the latest coming in Friday’s Feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

In his 60th start at the Concord, NC 4/10-mile, the Fargo, ND native won his 13th Feature at the track in a dominating $15,000 World Finals rout. Currently amid his 26th full-time season with The Greatest Show on Dirt, Schatz has now conquered three of the five winningest venues of his career this year including Knoxville (18 wins), Volusia (14 wins), and now Charlotte (13 wins).

At 45-years-old, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15 is now up to 306 career wins with Friday’s being his fourth of the season and first since August, when he won his 11th Knoxville Nationals. It’s been a trying year with multiple DNFs, but there has been no quit out of the TSR camp as they’ve rallied back to fourth in the championship points.

“These guys have been kicked down in the dirt, but keep finding ways to pull ourselves out of it,” Schatz said on his season. “It’s pretty cool to have so many partners here with us in Victory Lane and we’ve got some future ones out here, too. I tried to salvage a decent points night. We’re not exactly in the championship race, but you always keep the numbers in the back of your mind and I’m battling Sheldon [Haudenschild] for fourth now. I also didn’t want to do anything silly racing with Brad [Sweet] there, you never want to be the guy to change the outcome for someone else.”

Schatz led the final 26 laps and survived a green-white-checkered for his $15,000 win. [Trent Gower]
From May 2000 to November 2022, things have certainly changed at Charlotte, with Schatz, and in the world, but the #15 parking in Victory Lane in the 704 continues to remain a trend.

“We’ve been blessed here,” Schatz noted on his success at the track. “I’ve always liked this place since the beginning. It’s changed a lot, but we’ve changed with it. I’m not very superstitious, but I’m happy with that lucky number #13 tonight.”

Finishing behind Schatz with his second, second-place finish of the season was Cory Eliason, of Visalia, CA, in the Indy Race Parts #71. The two-time World of Outlaws winner experienced a unique night after blowing an engine in the Dash, quickly thrashing to make the Feature, and then nearly offering a challenge for the win on the final restart.

“It was eventful to say the least,” Eliason said after his runner-up outing. “I guess on one hand I’m glad that the engine let go in the Dash and not the Feature, that was kind of a blessing in disguise. We barely made it on track after getting it changed and firing off while the double horn sounded. It feels great to be back on the podium against a field like this; it’s getting me back to where I feel like I should be. Bernie [Stuebgen] has give me everything I could ask for in this car.”

Championship leader Brad Sweet controlled the opening four circuits of Friday’s Feature, but slipped back to finish third in his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Although “The Big Cat” remains winless through 31 starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, his consistency this week has extended his championship lead to 36-points over David Gravel entering the season finale.

“My car was actually really good tonight and I think we made a ton of ground from Wednesday,” Sweet said on the Eric Prutzman-wrenched #49. “We did a greta job to put ourselves in a position to contend for the win after how tonight started. I felt greta about my car, but I think I got a little conservative. We were capable of racing against him, but I kind of got caught up in the big picture and wanted to finish. There’s a lot on your mind when you’re racing for these championships. We’ll finish this deal out strong tomorrow.”

Updated Career Podiums – Schatz (739th), Eliason (8th), Sweet (257th). [Trent Gower]
After battling for a podium position all throughout the 30-lapper, Lemoore, CA’s Cole Macedo settled for a career-best fourth-place finish aboard the Alex Bowman owned Ally Racing #55. The 22-year-old younger brother of World of Outlaws superstar, Carson Macedo, recorded his first-career top-five with the Series and beat his sibling for the second time this season.

Tyler Courtney enjoyed his own version of a career-best performance, earning his first top-five finish at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. After many years of struggles at World Finals, “Sunshine” finally clicked off an impressive fifth-place outing aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #7BC to claim his fourth World of Outlaws top-five this year.

Rounding out the top-10 on Friday was Giovanni Scelzi in the KCP Racing #18, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Spencer Bayston in the CJB Motorsports #5, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, and David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2.


Donny Schatz‘s 13th win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte puts the Concord, NC 4/10-mile oval into a tie as the fifth-winningest track of his World of Outlaws career – following Williams Grove (PA) Speedway at 21 wins, Knoxville (IA) Raceway at 18 wins, Eldora (OH) Speedway at 17 wins, Volusia (FL) Speedway Park at 14 wins, and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (NC) at 13 wins.

With Friday’s victory, Schatz is the ninth driver to win at least four NOS Energy Drink Features in 2022, joining Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), David Gravel (7), Brad Sweet (5), Logan Schuchart (5), Brent Marks (5), Jacob Allen (4), and Kyle Larson (4).

Cory Eliason is the only driver this season to record World of Outlaws podium finishes with different teams – finishing second at Cotton Bowl (TX) on March 4 aboard the Rudeen Racing #26 and finishing second at Charlotte (NC) on November 4 aboard the Indy Race Parts #71. Sheldon Haudenschild‘s +11 run from 23rd-to-12th officially secured a season-high mark, giving the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 up to 11 KSE Hard Charger Awards on the year.

Brad Sweet’s back-to-back third-place efforts have increased his championship advantage to 36-points over David Gravel entering Saturday’s season finale. Meaning, the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 only needs to finish 17th or better to officially clinch a fourth-consecutive crown in the final Feature.

Topping the event points and landing on the front row of Saturday Heat Races is a group that includes Brad Sweet (288), Carson Macedo (278), Giovanni Scelzi (278), David Gravel (268), Tyler Courtney (262), Sheldon Haudenschild (258), Donny Schatz (256), and Cole Macedo (256).

The 2022 World of Outlaws season concludes on Saturday in Charlotte. [Jacy Norgaard]
UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the 2022 campaign with the 74th and final event on Saturday, November 5, paying $25,000-to-win the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1]; 2. 71-Cory Eliason[8]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 4. 55-Cole Macedo[6]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[14]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[11]; 7. 13-Justin Peck[17]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[7]; 9. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 10. 2-David Gravel[15]; 11. 19-Brent Marks[21]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 13. 83-James McFadden[18]; 14. 69K-Lance Dewease[19]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch[13]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[10]; 17. 26-Zeb Wise[24]; 18. 11-Michael Kofoid[22]; 19. 24W-Garet Williamson[5]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25]; 21. 49X-Cale Thomas[20]; 22. 24-Rico Abreu[12]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[16]; 24. 20G-Noah Gass[27]; 25. 7S-Robbie Price[26]; 26. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9]. Lap Leader(s): Sweet 1-4; Schatz 5-30. KSE Hard Charger: Haudenschild +11.

NEW Championship Standings (73/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (9,142); 2. David Gravel (-36); 3. Carson Macedo (-116); 4. Donny Schatz (-250); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-268); 6. Logan Schuchart (-422); 7. James McFadden (-508); 8. Spencer Bayston (-618); 9. Jacob Allen (-752); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-988).

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Feature Results
11015Donny Schatz 300.00028Running150$15,000
28+671Cory Eliason 30-1.050Running146$6,000
32-149Brad Sweet 30-1.3124Running144$3,300
46+255Cole Macedo 30-2.221Running142$2,900
514+97BCTyler Courtney 30-2.366Running140$2,600
611+518Giovanni Scelzi 30-3.569Running138$2,400
717+1013Justin Peck 30-4.227Running136$2,300
87-15Spencer Bayston 30-4.318Running134$2,200
94-541Carson Macedo 30-4.400Running132$2,150
1015+52David Gravel 30-4.939Running130$2,100
1121+1019Brent Marks 30-5.212Running128$1,600
1223+1117Sheldon Haudenschild 30-5.433Running126$1,400
1318+583James McFadden 30-5.435Running124$1,200
1419+569KLance Dewease 30-5.662Running122$1,100
1513-242Sye Lynch 30-6.058Running120$1,050
1610-63ZBrock Zearfoss 30-6.670Running118$1,000
1724+726Zeb Wise 30-7.181Running116$1,000
1822+411Michael Kofoid 29-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
195-1424WGaret Williamson 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2025+511KKraig Kinser 29-1 LapsRunning110$0
2120-149XCale Thomas 29-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2212-1024Rico Abreu 27-3 LapsDNF106$1,000
2316-71AJacob Allen 26-4 LapsDNF104$1,000
2427+320GNoah Gass 26-4 LapsDNF102$0
2526+17SRobbie Price 22-8 LapsDNF102$0
263-2339MAnthony Macri 3-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
279-181SLogan Schuchart 3-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Sheldon Haudenschild
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
11019Brent Marks 120.00012Running0$0
22011Michael Kofoid 12-1.552Running0$0
36+317Sheldon Haudenschild 12-2.122Running0$0
44026Zeb Wise 12-3.333Running0$0
53-215HSam Hafertepe Jr12-4.879Running90$300
65-121Brian Brown 12-5.990Running90$250
7707SRobbie Price 12-6.855Running0$225
812+420GNoah Gass 12-7.768Running0$200
98-18Aaron Reutzel 12-8.051Running90$200
109-19Kasey Kahne 12-9.425Running90$200
1116+597Greg Wilson 12-9.862Running90$200
1217+511KKraig Kinser 12-10.853Running0$200
1310-322Riley Goodno 12-11.731Running90$200
1414099Skylar Gee 12-12.187Running90$200
1513-27NYMatt Farnham 12-13.266Running90$200
1615-111BCarl Bowser 12-14.114Running90$200
1718+147Eric Riggins Jr12-14.365Running90$200
1811-739Parker Price-Miller 3-9 LapsDNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
11015Donny Schatz 60.000Running0$0
22049Brad Sweet 6-1.199Running0$0
36+339MAnthony Macri 6-2.472Running0$0
44041Carson Macedo 6-3.215Running0$0
53-224WGaret Williamson 6-4.025Running0$0
68+255Cole Macedo 6-5.439Running0$0
75-25Spencer Bayston 6-5.705Running0$0
87-171Cory Eliason 5-1 LapsRunning0$0
C Main Results
12+111KKraig Kinser 100.00010Running0$0
21-147Eric Riggins Jr10-2.037Running0$0
34+191Kyle Reinhardt 10-2.736Running90$150
45+15DJacob Dykstra 10-3.757Running90$150
58+344Dylan Norris 10-4.110Running90$150
66047XDylan Westbrook 10-4.737Running90$125
73-440George Hobaugh Jr10-7.350Running90$125
87-133Derek Hauck 10-7.900Running90$125
99029Logan McCandless 10-8.689Running90$125
1011+128MDConner Morrell 10-9.953Running90$125
1110-16Bill Rose 9-1 LapsRunning90$125
1215+35AZachary Allman 9-1 LapsRunning90$125
1312-12MDGray Leadbetter 9-1 LapsRunning90$125
1414058Blaze Myers 9-1 LapsRunning90$125
1513-213SJon Stewart 9-1 LapsRunning90$125
1616017STerry McCarl 0-10 LapsDNF90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1105Spencer Bayston 80.0008Running
22024WGaret Williamson 8-1.748Running
34+11SLogan Schuchart 8-4.264Running
45+142Sye Lynch 8-4.753Running
57+213Justin Peck 8-6.361Running
66015HSam Hafertepe Jr8-6.740Running
73-419Brent Marks 8-7.624Running
8809Kasey Kahne 8-8.672Running
9907NYMatt Farnham 8-9.156Running
1011+147Eric Riggins Jr8-11.251Running
1110-15DJacob Dykstra 8-12.472Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11039MAnthony Macri 80.0008Running
24+249Brad Sweet 8-1.728Running
33018Giovanni Scelzi 8-3.138Running
42-22David Gravel 8-3.621Running
55069KLance Dewease 8-4.646Running
67+121Brian Brown 8-5.684Running
76-17SRobbie Price 8-7.756Running
88039Parker Price-Miller 8-7.928Running
99011BCarl Bowser 8-10.301Running
1010040George Hobaugh Jr8-12.768Running
1111033Derek Hauck 8-13.836Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11071Cory Eliason 80.0008Running
22041Carson Macedo 8-2.261Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.054Running
45+17BCTyler Courtney 8-4.331Running
53-283James McFadden 8-5.907Running
67+126Zeb Wise 8-6.794Running
76-117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-8.420Running
810+222Riley Goodno 8-10.006Running
98-199Skylar Gee 8-10.831Running
109-111KKraig Kinser 8-11.217Running
1111047XDylan Westbrook 8-12.000Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015Donny Schatz 80.0008Running
22055Cole Macedo 8-1.170Running
34+124Rico Abreu 8-2.231Running
48+41AJacob Allen 8-4.144Running
57+249XCale Thomas 8-5.883Running
63-311Michael Kofoid 8-6.347Running
76-18Aaron Reutzel 8-6.564Running
811+320GNoah Gass 8-7.195Running
910+197Greg Wilson 8-7.848Running
105-591Kyle Reinhardt 8-9.602Running
119-244Dylan Norris 8-11.166Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
115Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.6450.000
2939MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA12.664-0.019
3224WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO12.723-0.078
4262David Gravel Watertown, CT12.764-0.119
5319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA12.773-0.128
6518Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.777-0.132
7251SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.782-0.137
8749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.789-0.144
92042Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA12.817-0.172
10869KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA12.825-0.180
112415HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX12.846-0.201
1247SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.856-0.211
131213Justin Peck Monrovia, IN12.863-0.218
142121Brian Brown Higginsville, MO12.870-0.225
15139Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA12.873-0.228
161639Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.910-0.265
17107NYMatt Farnham Tonawanda, NY13.076-0.431
181111BCarl Bowser Butler, PA13.146-0.501
19225DJacob Dykstra Port Colborne, ON13.185-0.540
201440George Hobaugh JrChicora, PA13.234-0.589
211547Eric Riggins JrCharlotte, NC13.252-0.607
221928MDConner Morrell Bradenton, FL13.254-0.609
23620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.265-0.620
24172MDGray Leadbetter Morganton, NC13.281-0.636
251858Blaze Myers Franklin, PA13.987-1.342
262317STerry McCarl Altoona, IA13.987-1.342
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11671Cory Eliason Visalia, CA12.7410.000
2115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.770-0.029
3541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.790-0.049
42055Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA12.804-0.063
51483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.829-0.088
6911Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.851-0.110
763ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.880-0.139
81024Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.892-0.151
9237BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN12.901-0.160
101791Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ12.955-0.214
112117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.958-0.217
12128Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX12.993-0.252
13226Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.020-0.279
142549XCale Thomas Fairland, IN13.041-0.300
15399Skylar Gee Leduc, AB13.112-0.371
1671AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.151-0.410
172611KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.170-0.429
181144Dylan Norris Hanover, PA13.182-0.441
192422Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA13.206-0.465
201397Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.211-0.470
211933Derek Hauck Allenwood, PA13.240-0.499
222247XDylan Westbrook Scotland, ON13.282-0.541
231529Logan McCandless Mercer, PA13.304-0.563
2486Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.429-0.688
251813SJon Stewart Exton, PA13.567-0.826
2645AZachary Allman Red Lion, PA13.992-1.251
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws World Finals
Friday, November 04, 2022
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Event Description
For the first time ever, the most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with not three, but four days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series, for four full days of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Support Divisions
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Options And Prices
Single Seat Tickets ON SALE October 26


Grandstand Type
Bleacher with backs

Reserved Seating

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Pit Age Requirement
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers
Fans can bring in a soft-sided cooler no bigger than 14x14x14 and a bag/backpack no bigger than 18x18x14. Hard coolers are not allowed through the gates. Coolers are not allowed in Suites.


Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Track Info  

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5500 Concord Parkway S
Concord, North Carolina 28027 

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Ticket Phone
(800) 455-3267

Track Size

Track Type
semi banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.880 seconds by Jeff Shepard on 10/6/01

Late Model Track Record
14.183 seconds by Kyle Larson on 11/5/20

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
(LF Open Tire) {LF MUST remain on the LF all night}
(Hoosier 1350) RF/LR/RR
(Hoosier LCB70) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

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