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Federated Auto Parts Memorial Day Spectacular
Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Monday, May 29, 2023
Race Recap  

‘BURG BRILLIANCE: James McFadden Dominates at Lawrenceburg for Third World of Outlaws Win of 2023

The last month has been a trying time for James McFadden and the Roth Motorsports team.

A penalty issued at the end of April for a failed tire test sent their 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season in a tough direction.

But the team stayed motivated. The Roth Motorsports organization stuck behind them. Partners maintained support. They went home to California and had a pair of encouraging races near their Fresno based shop before returning to the tour less than two weeks ago. Five races later came a revitalizing trip to Victory Lane with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

McFadden dominated Monday’s Federated Auto Parts Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg Speedway – leading all 30 laps on his way to a third victory of the season. His son, Mav, joined him atop the wing for an emotional celebration.

“We’ve obviously been through a lot as a team,” McFadden said. “I’ve just got to thank everyone for sticking behind us. Obviously, Dennis and Teresa (Roth) and Toyota Racing Development. It’s hard enough doing this up and down the road, and then to have the issues we had was pretty brutal for our team. To be standing here (Victory Lane) at Lawrenceburg is pretty crazy. I never thought I would. It’s a tough joint. I’ve always felt really uncomfortable here. Hats off to Brent (Ventura), Wood (Gary Patellaro), and Rob (Beattie) for getting the car dialed in. We felt really good.”

The Alice Springs, NT native is now an eight-time winner with the World of Outlaws. Prior to the night, McFadden’s seven wins had been spread in seven different states. But with a triumph at Kokomo Speedway under his belt (2021), McFadden now owns a pair of victories in the state of Indiana. And of course, another win for McFadden means another for the Toyota Development Engine – upping its total to three with the World of Outlaws.

“I’m extremely happy,” McFadden said. “Thank you, Dennis and Teresa, for this opportunity. It means a lot for me to be out here and be able to race against the best in the world. Thanks to all the fans for coming out. I hope you enjoyed the race. From my point of view, it was badass.”

James McFadden
After entering 2023 with five World of Outlaws wins, James McFadden has already added three more this season (Trent Gower Photo)

At the drop of the green flag, McFadden immediately pulled ahead from his pole starting position after topping the Toyota Racing Dash.

The driver of the Roth #83 survived a handful of early cautions and the ensuing restarts by staying at the top of his game each time the green flag flew. Behind him was a hornet’s nest of haymakers for positioning within the top-five. A collection of the sport’s best in Carson Macedo, Gio Scelzi, Rico Abreu, and Buddy Kofoid continued trading spots. Eventually, Macedo established control of runner-up.

As McFadden navigated slower traffic, he was able to move his machine anywhere necessary and maintain grip to move by cars – proof of their recent progress.

“We’ve been struggling to get everything to the ground and stop wheel spinning” McFadden said. “The last few nights we really gained a lot on our car. I think tonight was a testament to that.”

McFadden’s biggest challenge came slightly beyond the halfway point when Macedo found enough momentum to take a swing at the lead. Macedo threw a slider, but McFadden maintained momentum around the top to stay ahead and never looked back. The 34-year-old went on to cross under the checkered flag with a 1.355 second advantage.

“You always know Carson is going to be there,” McFadden said of the second half of the race. “It’s his sort of racetrack. You have to get up and get your elbows up. You race with these guys every weekend, and you know you’ve got to go. So, we did that. I felt like we got through lapped traffic really, really well.

“You always know someone’s coming. You know Carson is going to throw a bomb or two, and that’s why we do it. It’s badass fun. We all have a lot of respect for each other. I’m just pumped to be standing here. It’s been a rough month.”

Macedo crossed the finish line after McFadden to notch his fifth consecutive top five finish and fourth podium over that stretch. He and the Jason Johnson Racing team have rediscovered some of their early season consistency, and Monday’s runner-up put them in a tie for the points lead with Brad Sweet – who finished ninth. Macedo’s finish marked his best Lawrenceburg result by far.

“He (McFadden) just did a really good job,” Macedo explained. “We got to him in traffic there, and I was pacing him. And I thought if he were to make a mistake, I would have a really good shot at throwing something at him, and he just didn’t really make one. He did a really good job. Hats off to him and the Roth team for getting the win. My guys did an incredible job all night, too. I felt like my car was solid.”

Completing the podium was Rico Abreu for his sixth top three effort of the year aboard his #24 machine, which already matches his single season high for podiums in a year with the World of Outlaws. Abreu felt that a red flag slowed his momentum and chance to win but still came away happy with yet another strong performance.

“You just had to throw some bombs,” Abreu said of his strategy. “Our car was phenomenally good. I honestly didn’t need that red flag. These guys just kind of came right to me, but that’s just racing. Hats off to (team members) Ricky (Warner), Zack (Middlebrooks), and Brady (Forbrook). A bunch of our friends are here tonight that got to see me race, so it’s cool to get a good finish in front of them.”

Rounding out the top five was Gio Scelzi (season best finish) and Buddy Kofoid.

Sheldon Haudenschild claimed the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with a 19th to sixth effort in the Feature.

Carson Macedo opened the night by collecting his second consecutive Simpson Performance Products QuickTime and his Series-best seventh of the season. The Lemoore, CA native is up to 26 career Simpson QuickTimes.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One was topped by Donny Schatz (511th Heat win of career). Buddy Kofoid claimed NOS Energy Drink Heat Two (ninth of career), and Rico Abreu earned the win in NOS Energy Drink Heat Three (38th of career).

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are northbound for the first time in 2023 with a trip to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) on Friday, June 2 before the Series debut at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN) on Saturday, June 3. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-James McFadden[1]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[4]; 5. 71-Michael Kofoid[3]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[19]; 7. 9P-Parker Price Miller[10]; 8. 2-David Gravel[11]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz[6]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[12]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9]; 13. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles[16]; 14. A79-Brandon Wimmer[14]; 15. 20G-Noah Gass[20]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen[15]; 17. 101-Cody Maroske[23]; 18. 7S-Robbie Price[18]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee[17]; 20. 78-Justin Clark[24]; 21. 5-Spencer Bayston[13]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser[22]; 23. 29-Cole Macedo[7]; 24. 6-Bill Rose[21]; 25. 4X-Bradley Ashford[25]

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Feature Results
11083James McFadden 300.00030Running150$10,000
22041Carson Macedo 30-1.355Running146$6,000
35+224Rico Abreu 30-2.890Running144$3,500
44018Giovanni Scelzi 30-3.312Running142$2,800
53-271Michael Kofoid 30-3.648Running140$2,500
619+1317Sheldon Haudenschild 30-5.153Running138$2,300
710+39PParker Price-Miller 30-6.314Running136$2,200
811+32David Gravel 30-6.976Running134$2,100
98-149Brad Sweet 30-7.549Running132$2,050
106-415Donny Schatz 30-8.262Running130$2,000
1112+13ZBrock Zearfoss 30-8.488Running128$1,600
129-31SLogan Schuchart 30-9.094Running126$1,400
1316+319AZMitchel Moles 30-9.997Running124$1,200
14140A79Brandon Wimmer 30-10.969Running122$1,100
1520+520GNoah Gass 29-1 LapsRunning120$1,050
1615-11AJacob Allen 28-2 LapsRunning118$1,000
1723+6101Cody Maroske 28-2 LapsRunning116$1,000
181807SRobbie Price 27-3 LapsRunning114$1,000
1917-299Skylar Gee 27-3 LapsRunning112$1,000
2024+478Justin Clark 27-3 LapsRunning110$1,000
2113-85Spencer Bayston 20-10 LapsDNF108$1,000
2222011KKraig Kinser 13-17 LapsDNF106$1,000
237-1629Cole Macedo 8-22 LapsDNF104$1,000
2421-36Bill Rose 7-23 LapsDNF102$1,000
252504XBradley Ashford 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Sheldon Haudenschild
Last Chance Showdown Results
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running0$0
22020GNoah Gass 00.000Running0$0
3306Bill Rose 00.000Running0$0
45+111KKraig Kinser 00.000Running0$0
56+1101Cody Maroske 00.000Running0$0
67+178Justin Clark 00.000Running0$0
78+14XBradley Ashford 00.000Running0$0
84-435Zach Hampton 00.000Running90$300
Dash 1 Results
11083James McFadden 60.0006Running0$0
22041Carson Macedo 6-1.379Running0$0
34+171Michael Kofoid 6-2.571Running0$0
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 6-3.462Running0$0
56+124Rico Abreu 6-4.225Running0$0
65-115Donny Schatz 6-5.986Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+115Donny Schatz 80.0008Running
21-141Carson Macedo 8-1.032Running
34+129Cole Macedo 8-2.183Running
43-19PParker Price-Miller 8-3.577Running
5505Spencer Bayston 8-3.889Running
68+219AZMitchel Moles 8-5.418Running
76-120GNoah Gass 8-4.833Running
87-111KKraig Kinser 8-4.833Running
9904XBradley Ashford 8-4.833Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+271Michael Kofoid 80.0008Running
21-183James McFadden 8-2.199Running
32-149Brad Sweet 8-3.075Running
4402David Gravel 8-3.963Running
56+1A79Brandon Wimmer 8-6.969Running
67+199Skylar Gee 8-10.265Running
78+16Bill Rose 7-1 LapsRunning
89+1101Cody Maroske 0-8 LapsRunning
95-417Sheldon Haudenschild 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11024Rico Abreu 80.0008Running
23+118Giovanni Scelzi 8-1.201Running
32-11SLogan Schuchart 8-2.034Running
4403ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.343Running
5501AJacob Allen 8-9.553Running
67+17SRobbie Price 8-10.986Running
76-135Zach Hampton 8-12.355Running
88078Justin Clark 7-1 LapsRunning
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.0970.000
2283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.164-0.067
3624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.245-0.148
4315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.313-0.216
5549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.340-0.243
671SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.364-0.267
7179PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.370-0.273
81171Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.394-0.297
91018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.409-0.312
10429Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA12.452-0.355
11232David Gravel Watertown, CT12.458-0.361
12133ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.525-0.428
13155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.566-0.469
142117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.619-0.522
15191AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.762-0.665
162520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.764-0.667
1714A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN12.812-0.715
182035Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN12.885-0.788
19811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.920-0.823
201899Skylar Gee Leduc, AB12.936-0.839
21267SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.984-0.887
221619AZMitchel Moles Raisin city, CA12.996-0.899
23126Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.475-1.378
24978Justin Clark Hamersville, OH13.990-1.893
25244XBradley Ashford Wilmington, OH15.891-3.794
2622101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD25.000-12.903
Hot Laps Results
11171Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.0990.000
2624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.242-0.143
3232David Gravel Watertown, CT12.243-0.144
4155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.265-0.166
5549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.304-0.205
6133ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.336-0.237
7179PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN12.370-0.271
8141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.404-0.305
92117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.457-0.358
1071SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.464-0.365
11283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.471-0.372
12315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.497-0.398
13191AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.510-0.411
142035Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN12.523-0.424
15429Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA12.546-0.447
161018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.625-0.526
171899Skylar Gee Leduc, AB12.649-0.550
1814A79Brandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN12.706-0.607
1922101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD12.713-0.614
201619AZMitchel Moles Raisin city, CA12.758-0.659
21978Justin Clark Hamersville, OH12.877-0.778
22267SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.907-0.808
23126Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.010-0.911
24244XBradley Ashford Wilmington, OH13.728-1.629
25811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.728-1.629
262520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.728-1.629
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Federated Auto Parts Memorial Day Spectacular
Monday, May 29, 2023
Lawrenceburg Speedway
351 East Eads Parkway
Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025 

Event Description
The fireworks will fly around Lawrenceburg Speedway as the World of Outlaws celebrate Memorial Day at this intense Indiana bullring. Last year, Sheldon Haudenschild beat Kyle Larson in a thriller.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6 PM World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Low-E Insulation Qualifying
Modified Hot Laps
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat Races - 8 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Toyota Dash Draw
Modified Heat Races
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Toyota Dash - 6 Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown - 12 Laps
Modified B-Main (if needed)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature - 30 Laps
Modified Feature

**Times and Schedule Subject to Change**
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Reserved Seating: (Main Grand Stand on Front Stretch)
$39 (all ages)

General Admission: (Turns 1 & 2 Area)
Adults: $34
Kids 7-12: $7
6 & Under: FREE

Pit Pass: $45 (all ages)
Reserved Seating and General Admission Seating: will be available on race day beginning at 4:00pm.


Grandstand Type

Family Section Location
Section I No smoking

Handicapped Seating Location
Front Row of the Grandstands with Companion seating; 2 wheel chair ramps under the main grandstand

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn two

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front Row of the Grandstands with Companion seating; 2 wheel chair ramps under the main grandstand

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
outside turn two

Personal Coolers
coolers are allowed to be brought into the speedway, however they must be 14" or smaller, and you cannot bring in alcohol.

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
No Smoking in Section I

Family Section
Section I No smoking

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Lawrenceburg Speedway
351 East Eads Parkway
Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025 

Track Phone
(812) 539-4700

Track Type

Sprint Car Track Record
11.628 seconds by Spud Gustin on 9/13/08

Closest Airport
Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Other Airport
Cincinnati, OH (LUK / KLUK) Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airpor

Pit Gate Location
outside turn two

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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