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Texas Outlaw Nationals
Devil's Bowl Speedway | Mesquite, Texas
Friday, March 31, 2023
Race Recap  

MASTERING MESQUITE: Brad Sweet Rolls to Victory on Night One of Federated Auto Parts Texas Outlaw Nationals

After knocking down the door to his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car win of the season last week, Brad Sweet made sure it stayed down in Texas.

On Friday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the “Big Cat” patiently waited for the right moment to pounce, and after taking the lead on Lap 10, Sweet never looked back on his way to victory on night one of the Federated Auto Parts Texas Outlaw Nationals.

The four-time and reigning Series champion now owns two straight wins after topping last Saturday’s event at Magnolia Motor Speedway, marking his first back-to-back triumphs since July of 2021. He’s now only three victories shy of equaling Stevie Smith (84 wins) for 10th on the all-time World of Outlaws win list. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver has also only missed the top two once in the last six races, giving him a 2.33 average finish over that span.

It’s clear that the dynamic between he and the KKR crew consisting of Eric Prutzman, Tye Wolfgang, and Andrew Bowman is as strong as ever as Sweet chases his fifth straight title.

“It’s an unbelievable team right now,” a grateful Sweet said in Victory Lane. “We’re just making such great decisions all night long. We didn’t unload that great. I think we threw four bars at it, changed everything under the sun. We went sixth to third in the Dash, but I still wasn’t that good, so we still even made some pretty big changes for the [Feature]. I’m just really impressed with our decision making. We’re really just working well together and trying to figure these tires out. It seems like we’ve got a good handle on it, really working for me right now. I’m just excited to keep it rolling.”

Sweet started the 25-lap Feature from row two but quickly jumped into the runner-up spot behind pole-sitter, Brent Marks, on the opening circuit.

As the early laps unfolded, Sweet made it clear he would have something for the Murray-Marks #19. The Napa Auto Parts #49 stayed glued to Marks’ tail tank, and Sweet showed him a nose a few times, making Marks aware that he had company.

Finally, a slight slip from Marks exiting Turn 2 on Lap 10 gave Sweet the run he needed. As the lead duo navigated Turns 3 and 4, Sweet ripped the cushion to take the lead as Marks rolled the bottom.

“I got Brent moving a little, and I felt like my car was way better,” Sweet explained. “I was just kind of waiting until lapped traffic or the right opportunity. I didn’t really want to show him a nose until I thought I could clear him, but he slipped up and I just didn’t quite get there but kept my cool. I honestly just felt really under control the whole time and felt like we just had a really good handling car. I could do a lot with my feet and brakes and everything.”

Brad Sweet
With five top twos in his last six races, Brad Sweet is on fire (Trent Gower Photo)

Once Sweet snagged the lead, it simply became a question of how far would the gap grow?

The veteran sliced through slower cars with ease as Marks and third-running Jacob Allen watched him drive away. When the checkered flag waved, Sweet’s lead was north of a whopping five seconds.

Friday banked $10,000 for Sweet and served as a strong opening statement heading into Saturday’s $20,000 to win Federated Auto Parts Texas Outlaw Nationals finale.

“This gives us a good starting point for tomorrow night, and hopefully we’ll be standing here again,” Sweet said.

Behind Sweet, last year’s Texas Outlaw Nationals champion, Brent Marks, held on to the runner-up spot after leading the first nine laps, marking his first Series podium of the year and the 28th of his career. Traffic hindered the Myerstown, PA native’s hopes of winning, but he admitted that even with a clear track, Sweet would’ve been tough to top.

“The 49 was really good, and I just couldn’t get through lapped traffic,” Marks said. “I wasn’t able to move around to try different stuff to try and catch Brad again, but they were just so good I don’t know if I was going to be able to. All in all, it was a great night. We just ended up being too tight there and just had to muscle the car into the corner a little too hard.”

Rounding out the top-three and equaling his Devil’s Bowl personal best was Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen. The Hanover, PA driver now owns 24 career World of Outlaws podiums. Like Marks, Allen found himself struggling at times with traffic.

“It was a good race,” Allen noted. “I did struggle with a couple lapped cars there. I think that kind of hurt me with maybe getting to second. Brad ran a good race, got through lapped cars and off he went.

“It feels good to have my second podium of the year. I’m feeling good on the new tires. I feel like it took a couple of races to figure that out, and it feels good to have an understanding of them and get my car adjusted to them.”

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are back at Devil’s Bowl Saturday, April 1, for the Federated Auto Parts Texas Outlaw Nationals finale. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the action on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 2. 19-Brent Marks[1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[4]; 4. 2-David Gravel[9]; 5. 11-Michael Kofoid[5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[2]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[6]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu[10]; 11. 7S-Robbie Price[12]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 13. 83-James McFadden[19]; 14. 9-Kasey Kahne[14]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[18]; 17. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[17]; 18. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[13]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[20]; 20. 88-Austin McCarl[21]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog[22]; 22. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[11]; 23. 20G-Noah Gass[25]; 24. 21-Brian Brown[24]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson[23]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps): 1. 83-James McFadden[3]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1]; 3. 88-Austin McCarl[2]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog[5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass[8]; 8. 6M-Blake Mallory[11]; 9. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 10. 1-Brenham Crouch[9]; 11. 4-Austin Mundie[10]; 12. (DNS) 24W-Garet Williamson; 13. (DNS) 2B-Brett Becker

Toyota Dash (6 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart[4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[5]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen[2]; 5. 11-Michael Kofoid[6]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston[3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Michael Kofoid[1]; 2. 5-Spencer Bayston[2]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog[9]; 9. 1J-Danny Jennings[8]; 10. 4-Austin Mundie[10]; 11. 2B-Brett Becker[11]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen[2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne[6]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[5]; 7. 83-James McFadden[9]; 8. 88-Austin McCarl[7]; 9. 20G-Noah Gass[8]; 10. 6M-Blake Mallory[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 3. 2-David Gravel[3]; 4. 7S-Robbie Price[4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[6]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 9. 1-Brenham Crouch[7]; 10. 24W-Garet Williamson[10]

Qualifying: 1. 11-Michael Kofoid, 00:13.943[5]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.967[16]; 3. 19-Brent Marks, 00:14.014[3]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston, 00:14.020[2]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:14.023[18]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:14.031[8]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 00:14.095[28]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:14.150[1]; 9. 2-David Gravel, 00:14.182[10]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo, 00:14.188[15]; 11. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 00:14.203[13]; 12. 7S-Robbie Price, 00:14.238[17]; 13. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:14.257[4]; 14. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:14.259[6]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:14.263[25]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:14.289[11]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne, 00:14.310[31]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:14.312[21]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 00:14.339[7]; 20. 88-Austin McCarl, 00:14.341[27]; 21. 1-Brenham Crouch, 00:14.351[23]; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 00:14.363[22]; 23. 20G-Noah Gass, 00:14.370[9]; 24. 21-Brian Brown, 00:14.391[20]; 25. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:14.401[30]; 26. 83-James McFadden, 00:14.430[26]; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:14.446[12]; 28. 4-Austin Mundie, 00:14.475[14]; 29. 6M-Blake Mallory, 00:14.780[24]; 30. 24W-Garet Williamson, 00:14.845[19]; 31. 2B-Brett Becker, 00:15.263[29]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+249Brad Sweet 250.00016Running150$10,000
21-119Brent Marks 25-5.0789Running146$5,500
34+11AJacob Allen 25-5.655Running144$3,200
49+52David Gravel 25-6.243Running142$2,600
55011Michael Kofoid 25-7.643Running140$2,350
62-41SLogan Schuchart 25-8.101Running138$2,150
77041Carson Macedo 25-8.227Running136$2,100
86-25Spencer Bayston 25-8.784Running134$1,950
98-152Blake Hahn 25-9.115Running132$1,900
1010024Rico Abreu 25-10.461Running130$1,850
1112+17SRobbie Price 25-11.049Running128$1,400
1215+315Donny Schatz 25-11.324Running126$1,200
1319+683James McFadden 25-12.199Running124$1,000
141409Kasey Kahne 25-13.472Running122$950
1516+115HSam Hafertepe Jr25-14.216Running120$900
1618+217Sheldon Haudenschild 25-15.101Running118$900
1717055Hunter Schuerenberg 25-16.481Running116$900
1813-518Giovanni Scelzi 24-1 LapsRunning114$900
1920+13ZBrock Zearfoss 24-1 LapsRunning112$900
2021+188Austin McCarl 24-1 LapsRunning110$900
2122+117BBill Balog 24-1 LapsRunning108$900
2211-113Ayrton Gennetten 24-1 LapsRunning106$900
2325+220GNoah Gass 24-1 LapsRunning104$0
2424021Brian Brown 24-1 LapsRunning102$900
2523-22CWayne Johnson 5-20 LapsDNF102$900
KSE Hard Charger: James McFadden
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+283James McFadden 120.0005Running0$0
21-13ZBrock Zearfoss 12-0.5957Running0$0
32-188Austin McCarl 12-1.754Running0$0
45+117BBill Balog 12-4.223Running0$0
56+12CWayne Johnson 12-5.330Running0$0
64-221Brian Brown 12-6.248Running0$0
78+120GNoah Gass 12-7.237Running0$300
811+36MBlake Mallory 12-10.905Running90$250
97-21JDanny Jennings 12-12.382Running90$225
109-11Brenham Crouch 12-13.043Running90$200
1110-14Austin Mundie 12-13.576Running90$200
1212024WGaret Williamson 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
131302BBrett Becker 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019Brent Marks 60.0006Running0$0
24+21SLogan Schuchart 6-1.280Running0$0
35+249Brad Sweet 6-3.072Running0$0
42-21AJacob Allen 6-3.093Running0$0
56+111Michael Kofoid 6-4.913Running0$0
63-35Spencer Bayston 6-5.245Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011Michael Kofoid 80.0008Running
2205Spencer Bayston 8-3.880Running
34+141Carson Macedo 8-4.468Running
43-124Rico Abreu 8-5.897Running
55018Giovanni Scelzi 8-7.670Running
66015HSam Hafertepe Jr8-8.911Running
7703ZBrock Zearfoss 8-9.825Running
89+117BBill Balog 8-10.497Running
98-11JDanny Jennings 8-13.454Running
101004Austin Mundie 8-14.152Running
111102BBrett Becker 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11AJacob Allen 80.0008Running
21-11SLogan Schuchart 8-0.900Running
33052Blake Hahn 8-1.686Running
4403Ayrton Gennetten 8-4.464Running
56+19Kasey Kahne 8-5.918Running
65-155Hunter Schuerenberg 8-7.926Running
79+283James McFadden 8-8.040Running
87-188Austin McCarl 8-8.492Running
98-120GNoah Gass 8-9.866Running
101006MBlake Mallory 8-12.714Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11019Brent Marks 80.0008Running
22049Brad Sweet 8-2.326Running
3302David Gravel 8-2.963Running
4407SRobbie Price 8-4.908Running
56+115Donny Schatz 8-6.132Running
65-117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-6.984Running
78+121Brian Brown 8-8.908Running
89+12CWayne Johnson 8-9.878Running
97-21Brenham Crouch 8-12.762Running
1010024WGaret Williamson 0-8 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1511Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.9430.000
2161SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.967-0.024
3319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA14.014-0.071
425Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.020-0.077
5181AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.023-0.080
6849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.031-0.088
72824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.095-0.152
8152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK14.150-0.207
9102David Gravel Watertown, CT14.182-0.239
101541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.188-0.245
11133Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO14.203-0.260
12177SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.238-0.295
13418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.257-0.314
14655Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO14.259-0.316
152517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.263-0.320
161115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.289-0.346
17319Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.310-0.367
182115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.312-0.369
1973ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.339-0.396
202788Austin McCarl Altoona, IA14.341-0.398
21231Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX14.351-0.408
22221JDanny Jennings Norman, OK14.363-0.420
23920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.370-0.427
242021Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.391-0.448
253017BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.401-0.458
262683James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.430-0.487
27122CWayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK14.446-0.503
28144Austin Mundie Crandall, TX14.475-0.532
29246MBlake Mallory Joshua, TX14.780-0.837
301924WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO14.845-0.902
31292BBrett Becker Odessa, TX15.263-1.320
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1177SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.4120.000
2319Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.473-0.061
3181AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.512-0.100
41115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.585-0.173
53017BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.592-0.180
62021Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.632-0.220
7511Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.635-0.223
8221JDanny Jennings Norman, OK14.638-0.226
92824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.638-0.226
1025Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.661-0.249
112683James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.710-0.298
12231Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX14.713-0.301
132788Austin McCarl Altoona, IA14.719-0.307
14849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.723-0.311
152517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.723-0.311
162115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.727-0.315
17102David Gravel Watertown, CT14.800-0.388
181541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.801-0.389
19319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA14.809-0.397
20161SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.816-0.404
21133Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO14.860-0.448
22920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.919-0.507
23655Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO14.960-0.548
2473ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.991-0.579
25122CWayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK15.008-0.596
26246MBlake Mallory Joshua, TX15.034-0.622
27144Austin Mundie Crandall, TX15.123-0.711
28418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.241-0.829
29152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK15.301-0.889
301924WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO15.499-1.087
31292BBrett Becker Odessa, TX15.582-1.170
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Texas Outlaw Nationals
Friday, March 31, 2023
Devil's Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, Texas 75181 

Event Description
A World of Outlaws event of historic proportions with $20,000 on the line in the Texas Outlaw Nationals at the birthplace of the Series.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Event Schedule
Friday:
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow

Saturday:
2PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
2-Day Premium Reserved: $85 Advanced / $95 Day of
2-Day Reserved: $75 Advanced / $85 Day of
2-Day GA: $65 Advanced / $75 Day of
2-Day GA Child: $20
Single Day Premium Reserved: $45 Advanced / $50 Day of
Single Day Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of
Single Day GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of
Single Day Child GA: $10


Discounts
None

Grandstand Type
Devils Bowl Speedway's grandstands are a mixture of bleachers and chair-back type seats.

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows of each section 1-16; Premium Seating in Section A-E

Family Section Location
N/A

Handicapped Seating Location
Handicap accessible seating is in the first row of each section.

Pit Pass Price
2-Day Pits: $90 Single Day Pits: $45

Pit Age Requirement
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.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Parking Cost
VIP Pit Parking is $10 per day. Main Parking Lot and Overflow Parking Lot is free.

Handicapped Parking Location
Devil's Bowl Speedway offers handicap parking in the first row of the parking lot.

Camping Cost
No On-Site Camping

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rows of each section 1-16; Premium Seating in Section A-E

Type of Grandstand
Devils Bowl Speedway's grandstands are a mixture of bleachers and chair-back type seats.

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats and lawn chairs are allowed in the grandstands.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap accessible seating is in the first row of each section.

Handicapped Parking
Devil's Bowl Speedway offers handicap parking in the first row of the parking lot.

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.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed in the grandstands.

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Devil's Bowl Speedway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Devil's Bowl Speedway has a no smoking policy in grandstands.

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
VIP Pit Parking is $10 per day. Main Parking Lot and Overflow Parking Lot is free.

Camping Cost
No On-Site Camping

Track Info  

Devil's Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, Texas 75181 

Track Phone
(972) 222-2421

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
13.306 seconds by Jason Johnson on 4/27/18

Closest Airport
Dallas, TX (DAL / KDAL) Dallas Love Field

Other Airport
Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Pit Gate Location
outside turn 1

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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