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PEVELY PRO: Haudenschild Adds to I-55 Dominance on Night Before the Ironman

It’s like poetry in motion watching Sheldon Haudenschild attack Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 like his life depends on it.

Whereas his father Jac Haudenschild rose to fame during “The Wild Child” days at Eldora Speedway, young Sheldon has created his own version of must-see-TV when he takes the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17 to Pevely, MO.

At 27-years-old, with 354 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Features under his belt, no track has consistently offered more highlights or more victory lane trips for Haudenschild than the I-55 bullring. He’s a 20-time winner with The Greatest Show on Dirt, yet the only facility he’s conquered on multiple occasions remains I-55.

The numbers speak for themselves, but the tape really shows all.

Prior to Friday’s dominance, which gave him six triumphs in 2021, there was the 2019 Ironman 55 when he delivered a jaw-dropping beatdown to win the $20,000 title by 10.308 seconds, all while lapping his way into the top-five.

On this night, a similar act was in store. After sitting in second for the opening six laps, Haudenschild pounced on Logan Schuchart to take the lead and began his march into lap traffic. Like 2019, it was a non-stop affair, but this time only 35 laps as he and Brad Sweet raced through lap traffic.

The margin of victory was much different, only 1.431 seconds this time, but he still lapped all the way up to seventh.

With ease it seemed, the Wooster, OH native trod a tricky cushion placed atop the track and planted his Hoosier Tire against the fence lap-after-lap. There were a few close calls as Sweet kept the pressure mounted, but Haudenschild was not to be denied at his best track on tour.

A $10,000 win equals Sheldon with his dad Jac at three World of Outlaws wins on the Missouri 1/4-mile.

Haudenschild tied with Greg Hodnett for 29th on the All-Time Wins List at 20 victories. [Trent Gower]

For Brad Sweet, his quest for perfection was cut short by only one position. The Grass Valley, CA native entered the evening with a remarkable five-for-five record in the state of Missouri this year, including a sweep of I-55 in April. The chances seemed good when he raced into second on Lap 7, but it became tough to create a serious challenge with lappers here, there, and everywhere.

Ultimately, it was P2 for the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. Sweet now has 25 podium finishes this season and extended his points lead with a third consecutive World of Outlaws title sitting only 29 races away.

Closing out the top-five on Friday night was Watertown, CT’s David Gravel in third aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2, Hanover, PA’s Logan Schuchart in fourth with his Shark Racing #1S, and Lemoore, CA’s Carson Macedo with his 16th consecutive top-seven by taking fifth for the Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Rounding out the top-ten on the Night Before the Ironman was Donny Schatz in sixth, James McFadden in seventh, Jacob Allen in eighth, Spencer Bayston in ninth, and Parker Price-Miller in tenth with KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st.

The Ironman 55 concludes on Saturday with a daunting 55-lap Feature. [Trent Gower]

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competes in the state of Missouri for the final time this season tomorrow, Saturday, August 7. Pevely, MO’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host the 13th Ironman 55, a grueling 55-lap affair with $20,000 to the winner. If you can’t make it yourself, you can watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,500]; 3. 2-David Gravel [5][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$2,600]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$2,350]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,150]; 7. 9-James McFadden [14][$2,100]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,950]; 9. 11-Spencer Bayston [8][$1,900]; 10. 83-Parker Price-Miller [21][$1,850]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$1,400]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$1,200]; 13. 51B-Joe B-Miller [16][$1,000]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$950]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$900]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$900]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [23][$900]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17][$900]; 19. 47N-Marcus Dumesny [15][$900]; 20. O7-Skylar Gee [9][$900]; 21. 98-Clinton Boyles [24][$900]; 22. 20G-Noah Gass [19][$900]; 23. 44-Cale Thomas [3][$900]; 24. 13-Justin Peck [13][$900]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-6, Sheldon Haudenschild 7-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Parker Price-Miller[+11]

NEW Championship Standings (52/83 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (7,216); 2. Carson Macedo (-126); 3. David Gravel (-138); 4. Donny Schatz (-246); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-272); 6. Logan Schuchart (-298); 7. James McFadden (-724); 8. Kraig Kinser (-880); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-1150); 10. Jacob Allen (-1378).

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Event Info  

Night before the Ironman
August 6, 2021 to August 7, 2021
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Event Description
Only the strongest and fastest can prove they are worthy of the Ironman title.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

To Win Amount

Event Schedule

Tickets & Will Call: 4:00 pm
Pit Gates: 2:00 pm
Grandstands: 4:00 pm
Qualifying/ Hot Laps: 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremony/Race: 7:30 pm
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
2-Day Advanced Reserved: $65
2-Day Week of Reserved: $70
2-Day Advanced GA: $65
2-Day Week of GA: $70
Friday Reserved Advanced: $35
Friday Reserved Week of: $39
Friday Reserved Day of: $40
Friday GA Advanced Adult: $32
Friday GA Week of Adult: $35
Friday GA Day of Adult: $35
Friday GA Kids: FREE (12 and under)
Saturday Reserved Advanced: $39
Saturday Reserved Week of: $44
Saturday Reserved Day of: $45
Saturday GA Advanced Adult: $35
Saturday GA Week of Adult: $39
Saturday GA Day of Adult: $40
Saturday GA Kids: FREE (12 and under)

Pit Pass Price
2-day Pit Pass: $80, Friday: $40, Saturday: $45

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
No Charge

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
No Charge

Closest Airport

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info  

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Competitor Info  

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