World of Outlaws Bricker’s Bash
BAPS Motor Speedway | York Haven, Pennsylvania
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Race Recap  

WORTH THE WAIT: David Gravel Tops Thrilling Duel in World of Outlaws BAPS Return

A long time had passed since the last World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car race at BAPS Motor Speedway. So much time, in fact, that current Series point leader – David Gravel – was only 40 days old at the time.

Fast forward 31 years, and Gravel arose victorious as The Greatest Show on Dirt returned to the York Haven, PA racetrack. Gravel came out on top of a fierce duel with his closest championship competitor – Brad Sweet – to make the trip to Victory Lane. A back-and-forth battle between two of Sprint Car racing’s best proved the long awaited return to BAPS was worth every bit of the wait. The Watertown, CT native climbed atop the wing with his son Levi in a celebration for the World of Outlaws over the PA Posse.

The victory moved Gravel up to a Series-best nine in 2023 aboard the Big Game Motorsports machine. His 85th career win elevated him into a tie with none other than Brad Sweet for 10th on the all-time Series win list. And in the grand scheme of the season, Gravel added four more points on his championship lead over Sweet.

“Hats off to Kolten (Gouse), Scott (Gobrecht), and everybody here at this racetrack. They gave us a really good racetrack,” Gravel said. “Cody (Jacobs), Scott (Vogelsong), and Zach (Patterson) gave me an unbelievable car tonight. We didn’t qualify that great. But from the Heat Race I knew we had a really good race car. It feels good to be on the second row of the Heat Race and get in the Dash and win one.”

The path to the front was by no means an easy one for Gravel. He began the race behind the wheel of the Huset’s Speedway #2 from inside the second row with a front row consisting of Sweet and Logan Schuchart ahead.

On the opening circuit Gravel immediately went to work on attacking Schuchart for second as Sweet pulled ahead. Gravel slid by the Shark Racing #1S in Turn 2, but Schuchart crossed him over down the back straightaway. In Turns 3 and 4 Gravel pounded the cushion around Schuchart to secure the runner-up spot.

Up front Sweet comfortably paced the field until traffic become a factor and Gravel began to close in. With a racing surface that offered a nearly equal top and bottom, the battle became about mastering both lines in order to navigate traffic. Gravel shifted toward the bottom while Sweet stayed high leaving Gravel a window and he pounced, rolling by on Lap 14 for the lead.

But on the next lap, Gravel got caught behind a lapped car on the top, allowing Sweet the lane to sneak back around. Only five circuits later on Lap 20, Sweet found himself trapped by traffic, and Gravel ripped the cushion to regain the top spot.

“Man, I think they (track grooves) were about equal,” Gravel explained. “Wherever the lapped car wasn’t that’s where I had to go. Brad was pretty good. I was behind Freddie (Rahmer), and that one lap he went to the top in front of me and gave Brad the lead back. Just happy to have a good enough car. He definitely started spinning (his tires) down the backstretch pretty bad. I was better than him at that point.”

Gravel’s move on the 20th circuit proved to be the winning one as Sweet wasn’t unable to catch him to challenge again. Sweet stayed close but not quite close enough as Gravel took the checkered flag with a 1.240 second advantage.

“It was a great racetrack,” Gravel said. “I’m glad a lot of fans came out today. Now we’ve got a little mini-speedweek with three days in a row. Hope we’ll see everybody at Williams Grove this weekend and battle it out.”

David Gravel at BAPS
David Gravel rolled to his Series-leading ninth victory of the season on Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway (Trent Gower Photo)

Brad Sweet’s second place effort marked his 18th World of Outlaws podium of the season as he continues the hunt for a fifth consecutive title. The driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 felt like he had a strong car but was missing a touch of speed needed to stay ahead of Gravel and potentially pick up the win.

“I was pretty good early,” Sweet recalled. “I really struggled in lapped traffic. It didn’t surprise me when David got me. But the racetrack was great, two lanes. I got him back. I just didn’t have a good enough car I don’t think. Like he said, I was spinning down the backstretch. I just couldn’t find a great spot for my car. At the end I kind of paced him and felt like we were pretty equal. I was trying hard, and I was too far behind. We’ll take a second tonight and try to get better for the next two nights.”

Rounding out the podium was Logan Schuchart. The Shark Racing pilot kept the C&D Rigging machine toward the front of the entire race after starting outside the front row to earn his eighth podium of the season. Like Sweet, Schuchart found himself missing a little something to have the speed necessary to best Gravel. Overall, the night proved to be an encouraging one on home turf for the Hanover, PA native.

“It’s really cool to have the run that we did and be here at BAPS Motor Speedway,” Schuchart said. “Anytime we can race in front of these PA fans, we love it. Happy to be here. I’ve never won here in my career. We come here at the end of the year, and we’re always on the podium but never win. Looking forward to coming back. I think we have a great car to come back with. Every time I’d get to them it seemed like a lapped car would be in my way on the top and I’d have to move to the bottom. I just didn’t feel as comfortable as I needed to.”

Carson Macedo and Brent Marks completed the top five.

Gravel’s win grew his point lead to six over Sweet while Macedo stayed close as he now sits 32 markers behind Gravel.

A 19th to eighth run gave Danny Dietrich the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems “Break of the Race” went to Cory Eliason after a late flat tire ended a likely top 10 run.

Justin Peck topped Low-E Insulation Qualifying for his second consecutive Simpson Performance Products QuickTime.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Justin Peck (seventh Heat Race win of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two through Four were claimed by Brad Sweet (226th of career), Carson Macedo (107th of career), and Logan Schuchart (113th of career).

Sam Hafertepe Jr. won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars tackle two more nights against the PA Posse at Mechanicsburg, PA’s Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals (July 21-22). 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. 2-David Gravel[3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[2]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks[12]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[7]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[19]; 9. 83-James McFadden[10]; 10. 13-Justin Peck[8]; 11. 44-Dylan Norris[11]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[17]; 13. 23-Devon Borden[23]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[13]; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne[9]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen[14]; 17. 27-Troy Wagaman Jr[15]; 18. 99M-Kyle Moody[20]; 19. 7S-Robbie Price[22]; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18]; 21. 5-Spencer Bayston[16]; 22. (DNF) 11-Cory Eliason[4]; 23. (DNF) 8-Freddie Rahmer[24]; 24. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]

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Feature Results
13+22David Gravel 300.00018Running150$10,000
21-149Brad Sweet 30-1.24012Running146$6,000
32-11SLogan Schuchart 30-2.540Running144$3,500
45+141Carson Macedo 30-5.041Running142$2,800
512+719Brent Marks 30-5.193Running140$2,500
66017Sheldon Haudenschild 30-5.300Running138$2,300
77018Giovanni Scelzi 30-7.731Running136$2,200
819+1148Danny Dietrich 30-8.466Running134$2,100
910+183James McFadden 30-7.449Running132$2,050
108-213Justin Peck 30-8.759Running130$2,000
1111044Dylan Norris 30-10.750Running128$1,600
1217+515Donny Schatz 30-12.606Running126$1,400
1323+1023Devon Borden 30-14.980Running124$1,200
1413-191Kyle Reinhardt 30-15.453Running122$1,100
159-69Kasey Kahne 30-16.405Running120$1,050
1614-21AJacob Allen 30-16.770Running118$1,000
1715-227Troy Wagaman Jr.30-18.824Running116$1,000
1820+299MKyle Moody 29-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1922+37SRobbie Price 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2018-23ZBrock Zearfoss 29-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2116-55Spencer Bayston 29-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
224-1811Cory Eliason 28-2 LapsDNF106$1,000
2324+18Freddie Rahmer 15-15 LapsDNF104$1,000
2421-315HSam Hafertepe Jr10-20 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich
Last Chance Showdown Results
13+215HSam Hafertepe Jr120.00012Running0$0
21-17SRobbie Price 12-3.531Running0$0
34+123Devon Borden 12-4.833Running0$0
45+18Freddie Rahmer 12-5.899Running0$0
56+15WLucas Wolfe 12-7.951Running90$300
69+390Jordan Givler 12-9.300Running90$250
78+120GNoah Gass 12-9.954Running90$225
87-138Brett Strickler 12-14.136Running90$200
911+255Domenic Melair 12-15.077Running90$200
1012+26Bill Rose 5-7 LapsDNF90$200
112-975Tyler Ross 0-12 LapsDNF90$200
1210-239TCameron Smith 0-12 LapsDNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
11049Brad Sweet 60.0006Running0$0
2201SLogan Schuchart 6-0.991Running0$0
34+12David Gravel 6-2.798Running0$0
43-111Cory Eliason 6-3.726Running0$0
55041Carson Macedo 6-6.490Running0$0
67+117Sheldon Haudenschild 6-7.302Running0$0
76-118Giovanni Scelzi 6-7.595Running0$0
88013Justin Peck 6-8.778Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11013Justin Peck 80.0008Running
22011Cory Eliason 8-3.734Running
3309Kasey Kahne 8-5.322Running
47+391Kyle Reinhardt 8-6.790Running
54-115Donny Schatz 8-7.868Running
65-175Tyler Ross 8-8.166Running
76-18Freddie Rahmer 8-8.731Running
88090Jordan Givler 8-10.343Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
22018Giovanni Scelzi 8-1.238Running
33083James McFadden 8-1.848Running
46+21AJacob Allen 8-3.430Running
57+23ZBrock Zearfoss 8-3.858Running
64-27SRobbie Price 8-4.016Running
75-25WLucas Wolfe 8-4.681Running
88039TCameron Smith 8-5.970Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+241Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-0.981Running
31-244Dylan Norris 8-5.108Running
44027Troy Wagaman Jr.8-6.597Running
57+248Danny Dietrich 8-7.764Running
65-115HSam Hafertepe Jr8-9.382Running
76-138Brett Strickler 8-12.516Running
88055Domenic Melair 8-12.661Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
23+12David Gravel 8-1.286Running
32-119Brent Marks 8-3.437Running
4405Spencer Bayston 8-5.715Running
55099MKyle Moody 8-10.153Running
67+123Devon Borden 8-12.416Running
76-120GNoah Gass 8-12.598Running
8806Bill Rose 8-14.968Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1513Justin Peck Monrovia, IN14.9790.000
21849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.095-0.116
3744Dylan Norris Hanover, PA15.116-0.137
4301SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.134-0.155
5211Cory Eliason Visalia, CA15.274-0.295
61618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.278-0.299
72617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.279-0.300
8319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA15.299-0.320
989Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA15.302-0.323
101583James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.322-0.343
111941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA15.338-0.359
12252David Gravel Watertown, CT15.356-0.377
131115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND15.422-0.443
1467SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.460-0.481
153227Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA15.510-0.531
16135Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.512-0.533
171775Tyler Ross Lincoln University, PA15.555-0.576
18125WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA15.646-0.667
193115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX15.709-0.730
201099MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA15.735-0.756
2118Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA15.766-0.787
22231AJacob Allen Hanover, PA15.779-0.800
23438Brett Strickler York, PA15.833-0.854
242920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.850-0.871
252891Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ15.896-0.917
26273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.911-0.932
272248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA16.031-1.052
28923Devon Borden Raymond, WA16.213-1.234
292090Jordan Givler Camp Hill, PA16.220-1.241
302439TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA16.239-1.260
311455Domenic Melair Jamison, PA16.274-1.295
32216Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.537-1.558
Hot Laps Results
11849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.3200.000
218Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA15.345-0.025
31618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.345-0.025
4319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA15.352-0.032
5513Justin Peck Monrovia, IN15.409-0.089
6744Dylan Norris Hanover, PA15.461-0.141
7273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.472-0.152
81941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA15.482-0.162
9135Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.484-0.164
101775Tyler Ross Lincoln University, PA15.534-0.214
111583James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.564-0.244
1289Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA15.607-0.287
131115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND15.655-0.335
14252David Gravel Watertown, CT15.657-0.337
1567SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.737-0.417
162891Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ15.775-0.455
17438Brett Strickler York, PA15.809-0.489
182617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.853-0.533
19231AJacob Allen Hanover, PA15.873-0.553
202920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.875-0.555
21125WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA15.944-0.624
221099MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA15.955-0.635
232090Jordan Givler Camp Hill, PA16.014-0.694
242248Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA16.026-0.706
25211Cory Eliason Visalia, CA16.047-0.727
262439TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA16.159-0.839
273227Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA16.202-0.882
283115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX16.203-0.883
29923Devon Borden Raymond, WA16.229-0.909
301455Domenic Melair Jamison, PA16.461-1.141
31216Bill Rose Plainfield, IN17.265-1.945
32301SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA17.265-1.945
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Event Info  
World of Outlaws Bricker’s Bash
BAPS Motor Speedway
690 York Rd
York Haven, Pennsylvania 17370 

Event Description
For the first time in 30-years, the World of Outlaws are back at BAPS! In the early 90's, Outlaw King Steve Kinser and Posse icon Steve Smith split wins. Which side strikes in 2023?

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2:00PM Pit Gates open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying with Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Adult Reserved: $40
Adult GA: $35
GA (12 & under): $10

Parking Cost
Free, except for the "Preferred Parking" located at the front of the speedway

Frequently Asked Questions  
Stadium Seating
No oversized stadium chairs allowed

Personal Coolers
No coolers larger than 18", no glass containers


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the main grandstands. Designated areas are located outside the main grandstand entrance or turn 1 and 4 of the grandstands down the walkways

Parking Cost
Free, except for the "Preferred Parking" located at the front of the speedway

Track Info  

BAPS Motor Speedway
690 York Rd

Track Phone
(717) 938-9190

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Track Map
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