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Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble
Lakeside Speedway | Kansas City, Kansas
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Race Recap  

HARVEST HEIST: Donny Schatz Steals Lakeside Victory with Pass Coming to White Flag

Time and time again in his career Donny Schatz has proven he can’t be counted out. The savvy veteran has found late race magic many times throughout the years. And on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway, “Don Don” delivered the latest testament to that ability.

A win looked nearly out of reach for Schatz late in the 25-lap finale of the Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble. Schatz sat third with eight laps remaining, and even when he moved to the runner-up spot on the next circuit, leader David Gravel appeared potentially out of reach.

But then little by little the lead began to vanish. And as the white flag was shown, Schatz capitalized when Gravel got stuck behind a lapped car to roll by for the lead. When the checkered flag flew, it was Schatz leading the pack to seal the victory with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars.

After a pair of sub-20th place finishes last weekend at Port Royal, the night served as a revitalizing boost to Schatz and his crew.

“Nights like tonight help us,” Schatz said. “We tore up a car last week at Port Royal pretty bad. These guys put a new car together, and it’s that time of year where you’ve got to start trying some things, and obviously it was pretty good. The goal is consistency. We’ve got a lot of great partners here, and we want to win races and do the best we can for them.”

The win marked Schatz’s third with The Greatest Show on Dirt at Lakeside. He’s now up to 311 for his career with the World of Outlaws. Schatz snapped a 26-race winless streak dating back to July’s Kings Royal.

The path to Victory Lane was up and down for Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15. A second place effort in the Toyota Racing Dash lined him up on the front row of the main event. But after two laps, Schatz had fallen down the order to sixth.

Pole-sitter Brian Brown powered ahead to the early advantage. Brown rolled the Casey General Store #21 around the low line of the Kansas City, KS oval.

Fifth starting David Gravel quickly began to climb as he jumped into the runner-up spot on Lap 4. Right after taking over second, the Watertown, CT native began chopping into Brown’s advantage. While “Blackjack” remained committed to the bottom, Gravel opted for the cushion all the way around the 4/10-mile. The gap between the two on the fifth circuit was 1.2 seconds. Only two laps later, Gravel had slashed a full second off the margin. Then on the next trip around, Gravel ripped around Brown on the top.

Once he snatched the top spot, Gravel began to construct a solid advantage as Schatz began to crawl back toward the front. On Lap 9 Schatz moved back into the top five. In two more laps he was up into fourth.

With 10 laps remaining, Schatz engaged in a battle with Brad Sweet and Giovanni Scelzi for the runner-up spot. Schatz slipped ahead of Scelzi for third then traded second with Sweet multiple times over the next few circuits. On Lap 18, Schatz secured the spot and set his sights on Gravel.

As the race dwindled, Schatz closed in. Gravel was forced to navigate traffic in the late stages causing his lead to slip away. Then coming to the white flag, Gravel found himself stuck behind a slower car on the top side.

With Gravel being held up, Schatz saw his opportunity and pounced. The Fargo, ND native aimed the #15 machine low and rolled right by Gravel as he couldn’t find his way by the lapped car. By the time they reached the white flag, Schatz already led by roughly three quarters of a second and stretched the advantage even farther on the last circuit before taking the checkered flag.

“I started out good. The guys unloaded, and we were right up there hot lapping and qualifying, so that always helps,” Schatz said. “It was really greasy on the top, and I knew it was going to come in at some point, but I don’t want to be the guy to find out. I’ve tore up enough stuff. I had to work the bottom in, and thank god we got it in before the rain. It worked out for us tonight.

After leading laps 8-23, Gravel settled for a runner-up result, his Series leading 32nd podium of the World of Outlaws season. Gravel and his Big Game crew continue to put out their best efforts with their fifth second place finish in the last nine races as they try to chase down Brad Sweet in the championship battle.

And speaking of Brad Sweet, “The Big Cat” rounded out the Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble podium on Saturday night. Sweet wheeled the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 to a third place run which allowed Gravel to only cut two points off the margin between the duo in the standings. The gap between them now sits at 66 markers.

Giovanni Scelzi and Carson Macedo completed the top five.

A 14th to seventh drive earned James McFadden the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

Brad Sweet nabbed his fourth Simpson Performance Products QuickTime of the year and the 73rd of his career.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Brad Sweet. NOS Energy Drink Heats Two and Three were topped by Brian Brown and Giovanni Scelzi.

Dusty Zomer won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars head to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX for two final nights at the iconic track. The birthplace of the Outlaws welcomes the Series on Oct. 20-21 for the Sprint Car Stampede – the final event to be hosted by Devil’s Bowl. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz[2]; 2. 2-David Gravel[5]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[4]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 7. 83-James McFadden[14]; 8. 21-Brian Brown[1]; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne[8]; 10. 84-Scott Bogucki[9]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart[11]; 12. 5-Spencer Bayston[10]; 13. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[12]; 14. 12X-Garet Williamson[21]; 15. 1T-Tanner Holmes[17]; 16. 3J-Dusty Zomer[19]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price[15]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18]; 19. 81-Jack Dover[23]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee[22]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass[13]; 22. 19-Ayrton Gennetten[16]; 23. (DNF) 22X-Kameron Key[24]; 24. (DNF) 7W-Tasker Phillips[20]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+115Donny Schatz 250.0002Running150$10,000
25+32David Gravel 25-1.07616Running146$6,000
33049Brad Sweet 25-1.627Running144$3,500
44018Giovanni Scelzi 25-2.101Running142$2,800
57+241Carson Macedo 25-4.427Running140$2,500
66017Sheldon Haudenschild 25-4.687Running138$2,300
714+783James McFadden 25-6.528Running136$2,200
81-721Brian Brown 25-6.9297Running134$2,100
98-19Kasey Kahne 25-8.485Running132$2,050
109-184Scott Bogucki 25-9.116Running130$2,000
111101SLogan Schuchart 25-9.155Running128$1,600
1210-25Spencer Bayston 25-10.277Running126$1,400
1312-183JRMichael Kofoid 25-10.875Running124$1,200
1421+712XGaret Williamson 25-11.120Running122$1,100
1517+21TTanner Holmes 25-12.180Running120$1,050
1619+33JDusty Zomer 25-13.707Running118$1,000
1715-27SRobbie Price 25-14.741Running116$1,000
181803ZBrock Zearfoss 25-15.399Running114$1,000
1923+481Jack Dover 25-16.187Running112$1,000
2022+299Skylar Gee 24-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2113-820GNoah Gass 24-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2216-619Ayrton Gennetten 24-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2324+122XKameron Key 15-10 LapsDNF104$1,000
2420-47WTasker Phillips 11-14 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: James McFadden
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1103JDusty Zomer 100.00010Running0$0
2207WTasker Phillips 10-0.594Running0$0
34+112XGaret Williamson 10-1.145Running0$0
45+199Skylar Gee 10-5.755Running0$0
53-281Jack Dover 10-6.908Running0$0
66022XKameron Key 10-9.766Running0$0
711+47BBen Brown 10-12.451Running90$300
87-114TTim Estenson 10-12.599Running90$250
98-11KKelby Watt 10-14.262Running90$225
109-174Xavier Doney 10-16.789Running90$200
1110-16Bill Rose 10-17.241Running90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+121Brian Brown 60.0005Running0$0
21-115Donny Schatz 6-1.9391Running0$0
34+149Brad Sweet 6-2.423Running0$0
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 6-3.116Running0$0
56+12David Gravel 6-4.204Running0$0
65-117Sheldon Haudenschild 6-5.029Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
22015Donny Schatz 8-2.301Running
33041Carson Macedo 8-3.695Running
4405Spencer Bayston 8-5.251Running
55020GNoah Gass 8-7.741Running
66019Ayrton Gennetten 8-8.664Running
79+281Jack Dover 8-9.502Running
88022XKameron Key 8-11.628Running
910+11KKelby Watt 8-12.785Running
107-37WTasker Phillips 8-13.341Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021Brian Brown 80.0008Running
2202David Gravel 8-0.117Running
3309Kasey Kahne 8-1.319Running
45+11SLogan Schuchart 8-2.344Running
54-183James McFadden 8-4.723Running
68+21TTanner Holmes 8-5.585Running
77012XGaret Williamson 8-5.645Running
86-23JDusty Zomer 8-7.617Running
99074Xavier Doney 8-10.640Running
101007BBen Brown 8-13.824Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 80.0008Running
22017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-2.739Running
33084Scott Bogucki 8-3.846Running
44083JRMichael Kofoid 8-8.531Running
5507SRobbie Price 8-8.987Running
6603ZBrock Zearfoss 8-10.002Running
77099Skylar Gee 8-11.514Running
89+114TTim Estenson 8-13.190Running
98-16Bill Rose 8-18.322Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.4990.000
22421Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.675-0.176
31018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.678-0.179
41715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.731-0.232
5132David Gravel Watertown, CT14.756-0.257
6217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.835-0.336
7141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.857-0.358
899Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.865-0.366
92184Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA14.879-0.380
10235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.945-0.446
112283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.952-0.453
121183JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.961-0.462
13820GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.968-0.469
14161SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.980-0.481
15127SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.002-0.503
162819Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO15.187-0.688
1763JDusty Zomer Brandon, SD15.216-0.717
18183ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.216-0.717
1937WTasker Phillips Plesantville, IA15.279-0.780
202012XGaret Williamson Columbia, MO15.290-0.791
211599Skylar Gee Leduc, AB15.361-0.862
221422XKameron Key Warrensburg, MO15.372-0.873
23251TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR15.393-0.894
2456Bill Rose Plainfield, IN15.419-0.920
25481Jack Dover Springfield, NE15.523-1.024
26774Xavier Doney Odessa, MO15.553-1.054
272914TTim Estenson Fargo, ND15.588-1.089
28271KKelby Watt Adel, IA15.618-1.119
29267BBen Brown Marshall, MO16.313-1.814
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1132David Gravel Watertown, CT14.7500.000
21715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.839-0.089
31018Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.929-0.179
499Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA15.043-0.293
5217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.052-0.302
61949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.053-0.303
7235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.080-0.330
82184Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA15.121-0.371
9161SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.153-0.403
10127SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.193-0.443
111599Skylar Gee Leduc, AB15.240-0.490
121183JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA15.259-0.509
13183ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.299-0.549
142819Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO15.411-0.661
152283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.435-0.685
162421Brian Brown Higginsville, MO15.535-0.785
17141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA15.570-0.820
181422XKameron Key Warrensburg, MO15.688-0.938
19251TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR15.725-0.975
20774Xavier Doney Odessa, MO15.789-1.039
21267BBen Brown Marshall, MO15.805-1.055
2263JDusty Zomer Brandon, SD15.817-1.067
232914TTim Estenson Fargo, ND15.901-1.151
24271KKelby Watt Adel, IA15.913-1.163
252012XGaret Williamson Columbia, MO15.972-1.222
26820GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.999-1.249
2756Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.022-1.272
2837WTasker Phillips Plesantville, IA16.322-1.572
29481Jack Dover Springfield, NE0.00014.750
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Lakeside Speedway
5615 Wolcott Dr.
Kansas City, Kansas 66109 

Event Description
Kansas City's Lakeside Speedway will try to top last year's remarkable race, which saw James McFadden outlast Logan Schuchart and Giovanni Scelzi.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6PM Hot Laps
7:30PM Racing
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Adult Pit Combo $48 (Pit pass and reserved seat-if purchased in advance online)
Child Pit Combo (Ages 12-under): $32
Adult Reserved: $45
Child Reserved: $20
Adult General Admission: $40
Child (6-12) General Admission: $20
Kids 5 and under FREE GA
Race Day Adult Pit Pass $45
Race Day Child Pit Pass $30

TICKET INFO

Grandstand Type
bleacher with some seat backs

Family Section Location
No

Handicapped Seating Location
Upon entry at top of Sections B & C and D & E

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.

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
onsite

Frequently Asked Questions  
Type of Grandstand
bleacher with some seat backs

Stadium Seating
Seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
Upon entry at top of Sections B & C and D & E

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.

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstand. Smoking permitted in designated areas.

Family Section
No

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
onsite

Track Info  

Lakeside Speedway
5615 Wolcott Dr.
Kansas City, Kansas 66109 

Track Phone
(913) 299-9206

Track Type
0.400; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
13.169 seconds by David Gravel on 10/22/21

Closest Airport
Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport

Other Airport
Topeka, KS (FOE / KFOE) Forbes Field

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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