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Osborn Sprint Car Showdown
US 36 Raceway | Osborn, Missouri
Friday, April 07, 2023
Race Recap  

MISSOURI MASTERPIECE: Sheldon Haudenschild Tops Barn Burner at U.S. 36 Raceway

On Friday night at U.S. 36 Raceway, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars delivered a gem that fans will be talking about for years to come.

A race-long war for the top spot produced slider after slider and crossover after crossover along with one unforgettable three wide pass around the outside. Once the dust settled at the Osborn, MO oval, it was Sheldon Haudenschild who arose victorious after a 30-lap donnybrook against fellow stars – Carson Macedo, David Gravel, and Brad Sweet.

The triumph marked his 32nd win with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and second consecutive at U.S. 36 after topping the 2020 race.

In fitting fashion, Haudenschild also won on his father, Jac’s, birthday. The Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing gasser made his dad proud by winning in the wild, white-knuckle fashion “The Wild Child” became famous for.

Haudenschild is now only the second driver to top multiple World of Outlaws races at U.S. 36, joining Joey Saldana. It’s the seventh different track where he’s earned at least two Series victories.

For Haudenschild and the team, who had been combating some early season struggles, the triumph also served as a welcome confidence boost.

“Happy Birthday to my dad. He was probably pacing around the kitchen there for a while,” Haudenschild said with a laugh in Victory Lane. “Hats off to (Kyle) Ripper, Danny, Gravy. They’ve been working hard, and when you struggle to start the season, it’s tough. You’ve got to keep your spirits up and keep the whole team motivated. So, I’m just really happy with the whole night.”

The early part of the race was controlled by Carson Macedo as he darted to the lead from the second starting spot and Haudenschild slotted into second.

Macedo went mostly unchallenged for the first third of the race, but after the second of a pair of debris cautions, the intensity of the fight for the lead skyrocketed. David Gravel went from fourth to second on the restart and then briefly to the lead on the next circuit before Macedo slid back by.

Then the next lap brought a move from Haudenschild that the entire Sprint Car community will fondly remember for a while. As Macedo and Gravel went wheel to wheel through Turns 3 and 4, Haudenschild ripped his NOS Energy Drink #17 around the top, making it three wide and squeezing by for the lead as they hit the front straightaway.

“I actually hesitated, thought about not doing it, and then just kind of sent it,” Haudenschild explained. “I actually kind of shot down the front stretch there. I was pretty much doing a wallride and just happy Carson left us enough room to squeeze through there. I feel like that’s kind of how you have to race these places sometimes – just get your elbows up and let ‘er eat.”

As soon as Haudenschild took the lead, the Wooster, OH native wasted no time pulling ahead of Macedo and the rest of the field.

A yellow flag just before the halfway point rekindled the battle for the top spot. On the restart, Haudenschild and Macedo traded sliders before Macedo secured the position.

Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild
Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild battling (Trent Gower Photo)

On the next restart following a red flag, eighth-starting Brad Sweet emerged as a contender for the win as he moved by Haudenschild for the runner-up spot. The Kasey Kahne Racing pilot stayed close behind Macedo before the caution again flew with only nine laps remaining. The yellow was for championship leader Gravel who crashed entering Turn 1 and collected Spencer Bayston.

The short dash to the checkered flag set the stage for a thrilling finish. When racing resumed, Sweet threw a slider but Macedo barely got around him on the top. On the next lap, Sweet’s slide job was successful, but Macedo turned his Jason Johnson Racing #41 under Sweet and edged ahead entering Turn 3.

Behind them, Haudenschild was licking his chops as the two ahead dueled, allowing him to close in on their tail tanks. On Lap 24, Haudenschild dipped under Sweet for second heading down the backstretch. Then on the next circuit heading into Turn 1, he threw a huge slider on Macedo, clearing him and not allowing Macedo to crossover.

After completing the pass for the lead, Haudenschild pulled away and went on to claim the checkered flag with nearly a second and a half advantage, kicking off a stretch of the calendar that they’ve had circled in the best way possible.

“Ripper and I have been looking at the schedule and kind of been pointing at this weekend and on,” Haudenschild said. “I feel like we really have some tracks that we’re good at and have some work to do in some other places. But, overall I’m just happy to get a win pretty early in the season and just build off this.”

Macedo held on for second in the Jason Johnson Racing #41 after leading 18 laps. The Lemoore, CA native’s second straight podium and the 71st of his career was good enough to move him from third to second in points.

“Tonight was probably really exciting to be a fan but stressful for me in the car,” Macedo said with a smile. “Brad kind of got me talked out of the top, which was a mistake, I think. And then when I moved down, Sheldon ripped around me. I feel like, all in all, it’s tough to be upset with second, but I feel like I had a car to win there and just kind of didn’t get it done.”

Completing the podium was the red-hot Brad Sweet in the Napa Auto Parts #49. “The Big Cat” is now at six podiums in the last eight races. The biggest benefit to his 263rd career podium was the fact that it elevated him into the points lead for the first time all season after Gravel’s issue as Sweet pursues a fifth consecutive championship.

“I wish when I slid Carson, I would’ve been more committed to it,” Sweet admitted. “I figured I had him cleared, but I never want to run into anybody. So, I left a lane open, and he came to my inside. I think if I would’ve got to the cushion, I could’ve made more speed down the backstretch and cleared him. And with clear track, you never know what I could’ve done in lapped traffic, but I left a lane open for Sheldon, and he just picked his way through like Sheldon does sometimes.”

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars travel to 81 Speedway in Wichita Kansas on Saturday, April 8 for the $20,000 to win Jason Johnson Classic. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[3]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[7]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[9]; 8. 13-Justin Peck[21]; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[15]; 10. 11-Michael Kofoid[16]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 12. 83-James McFadden[13]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen[5]; 14. 5T-Ryan Timms[19]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[14]; 16. 8-Aaron Reutzel[23]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price[20]; 18. 21-Brian Brown[12]; 19. 20G-Noah Gass[24]; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson[17]; 21. 2-David Gravel[4]; 22. 5-Spencer Bayston[10]; 23. 9-Kasey Kahne[22]; 24. 24W-Garet Williamson[18]; KSE Racing Hard Charger: Justin Peck (21st to 8th); Simpson Performance Products QuickTime Award: Rico Abreu 10.652

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Feature Results
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 300.00012Running150$10,000
22041Carson Macedo 30-1.43218Running146$6,000
38+549Brad Sweet 30-2.365Running144$3,500
46+21SLogan Schuchart 30-3.116Running142$2,800
53-23ZBrock Zearfoss 30-3.932Running140$2,500
67+124Rico Abreu 30-4.262Running138$2,300
79+218Giovanni Scelzi 30-6.056Running136$2,200
821+1313Justin Peck 30-6.459Running134$2,100
915+67BCTyler Courtney 30-6.875Running132$2,050
1016+611Michael Kofoid 30-7.396Running130$2,000
1111015Donny Schatz 30-8.895Running128$1,600
1213+183James McFadden 30-9.264Running126$1,400
135-81AJacob Allen 30-10.379Running124$1,200
1419+55TRyan Timms 30-11.936Running122$1,100
1514-115HSam Hafertepe Jr30-12.467Running120$1,050
1623+78Aaron Reutzel 30-16.987Running118$1,000
1720+37SRobbie Price 29-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1812-621Brian Brown 29-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1924+520GNoah Gass 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2017-314TTim Estenson 28-2 LapsRunning110$1,000
214-172David Gravel 20-10 LapsDNF108$1,000
2210-125Spencer Bayston 20-10 LapsDNF106$1,000
2322-19Kasey Kahne 16-14 LapsDNF104$1,000
2418-624WGaret Williamson 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Justin Peck
Last Chance Showdown Results
17+65TRyan Timms 120.00010Running0$0
2207SRobbie Price 12-0.9743Running0$0
31-213Justin Peck 12-1.404Running0$0
4409Kasey Kahne 12-1.973Running0$0
53-28Aaron Reutzel 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
68+220GNoah Gass 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
76-13Ayrton Gennetten 11-1 LapsRunning90$300
810+252Blake Hahn 11-1 LapsRunning90$250
913+481Jack Dover 11-1 LapsRunning90$225
1012+22BBrett Becker 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
119-222Riley Goodno 8-4 LapsDNF90$200
125-76Bill Rose 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
1311-222SSlater Helt 3-9 LapsDNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 80.0008Running0$0
22041Carson Macedo 8-0.982Running0$0
3303ZBrock Zearfoss 8-1.931Running0$0
46+22David Gravel 8-2.446Running0$0
54-11AJacob Allen 8-4.530Running0$0
65-11SLogan Schuchart 8-5.261Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11AJacob Allen 100.00010Running
24+241Carson Macedo 10-0.274Running
31-224Rico Abreu 10-0.910Running
46+25Spencer Bayston 10-1.498Running
53-283James McFadden 10-3.866Running
67+111Michael Kofoid 10-4.451Running
75-213Justin Peck 10-5.793Running
89+16Bill Rose 10-8.991Running
911+220GNoah Gass 10-9.505Running
108-252Blake Hahn 10-10.122Running
1110-181Jack Dover 10-10.565Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 100.00010Running
21-11SLogan Schuchart 10-1.746Running
33049Brad Sweet 10-1.959Running
44015Donny Schatz 10-3.367Running
56+115HSam Hafertepe Jr10-6.539Running
65-114TTim Estenson 10-7.470Running
78+18Aaron Reutzel 10-8.173Running
87-13Ayrton Gennetten 10-9.009Running
99022Riley Goodno 10-10.167Running
1010022SSlater Helt 0-10 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 100.00010Running
2203ZBrock Zearfoss 10-0.133Running
33018Giovanni Scelzi 10-1.367Running
44021Brian Brown 10-2.544Running
57+27BCTyler Courtney 10-5.029Running
66024WGaret Williamson 10-6.114Running
78+19Kasey Kahne 10-6.221Running
89+15TRyan Timms 10-8.144Running
95-47SRobbie Price 10-8.403Running
101002BBrett Becker 10-11.361Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12424Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.6520.000
2251SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.704-0.052
31617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.716-0.064
431AJacob Allen Hanover, PA10.731-0.079
5112David Gravel Watertown, CT10.732-0.080
6143ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.736-0.084
71283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.780-0.128
82649Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA10.807-0.155
92218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.810-0.158
102841Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.811-0.159
11215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND10.821-0.169
121521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO10.840-0.188
132313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.852-0.200
141914TTim Estenson Fargo, ND10.865-0.213
1567SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.872-0.220
16175Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.875-0.223
17515HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX10.878-0.226
182124WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO10.881-0.229
193011Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.886-0.234
20203Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO10.964-0.312
21277BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.000-0.348
22952Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK11.053-0.401
23298Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX11.053-0.401
24109Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.086-0.434
2546Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.215-0.563
261822Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA11.243-0.591
2785TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.343-0.691
28781Jack Dover Springfield, NE11.344-0.692
291322SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO11.377-0.725
30312BBrett Becker Odessa, TX11.834-1.182
31120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.038-1.386
Hot Laps Results
1251SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.7590.000
22649Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA10.833-0.074
33011Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.867-0.108
42313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.908-0.149
52218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.921-0.162
6277BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN10.942-0.183
7175Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.947-0.188
82424Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.979-0.220
9112David Gravel Watertown, CT10.999-0.240
10298Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX11.033-0.274
111914TTim Estenson Fargo, ND11.043-0.284
12143ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.046-0.287
131521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.064-0.305
142124WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO11.088-0.329
151617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.144-0.385
1667SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.203-0.444
17109Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.228-0.469
181822Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA11.282-0.523
19952Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK11.287-0.528
201283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.296-0.537
21515HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.319-0.560
22203Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.375-0.616
2331AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.389-0.630
242841Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.454-0.695
25215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.498-0.739
261322SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO11.674-0.915
27312BBrett Becker Odessa, TX11.960-1.201
2846Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.979-1.220
2985TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK46.304-35.545
30781Jack Dover Springfield, NE46.304-35.545
31120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK46.304-35.545
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Osborn Sprint Car Showdown
Friday, April 07, 2023
US 36 Raceway
9850 MO-33
Osborn, Missouri 64474 

Event Description
The Outlaws are back in Osborn, MO! What should you expect? Think back to 2020, when Sheldon Haudenschild passed Brad Sweet in the final corner of an instant classic.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:00 PM Drivers Meeting
6:30 PM Hot Laps/Qualifying Opening Ceremonies and Racing to follow

*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
Adult GA: $40
Kids GA (12 and under): $10

Grandstand Type

Pit Age Requirement
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone under the age of 18 must fill out a minor waiver and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Parking Cost
Parking is free

Camping Availability

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone under the age of 18 must fill out a minor waiver and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed

Credit Card Use

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands

Parking Cost
Parking is free

Camping Availability

Track Info  

US 36 Raceway
9850 MO-33
Osborn, Missouri 64474 

Track Phone
(816) 675-2279

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Type
0.375; high banked, dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
9.846 seconds by Paul McMahan on 5/5/06

Late Model Track Record
12.463 by Dennis Erb Jr. on 5/22/09

Closest Airport
MCI - Kansas City International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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