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World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown
US 36 Raceway | Osborn, Missouri
Friday, April 05, 2024
Race Recap  

RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME: David Gravel Conquers US 36 After Inheriting the Lead

A little luck never hurts, especially in Sprint Car Racing.

Sheldon Haudenschild appeared poised for a third straight US 36 Raceway victory on Friday night. He’d taken the lead early and sliced through plenty of traffic as he led the opening 20 circuits. But an incident with a lapped car left him spun between Turns 1 and 2 and ended his hopes of a three-peat at the 3/8-mile.

The biggest beneficiary to Haudenschild’s troubles? David Gravel. The Watertown, CT native had clawed his way from fourth to second in the Big Game Motorsports #2. When Haudenschild spun, the gift of the lead fell into Gravel’s lap.

After inheriting the top spot, Gravel never looked back on his way to his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car win of 2024. Last year Gravel’s visit to US 36 resulted in a DNF. This year it resulted in redemption.

“I was just kind of searching around racing with those guys, and we were able to get to third and then get to second,” Gravel said. “And then Sheldon got into the lapped car there, but I felt like we were right there and could pace him well. I liked my chances. I wish we got to race it out. But the guys gave me a really good car.”

The triumph marked Gravel’s 90th with The Greatest Show on Dirt, making him only the 10th driver to reach 90. US 36 Raceway became the 46th different track he’s won at in World of Outlaws competition. Gravel’s car owner – Tod Quiring – is up to 96 Series victories as he gets closer to making Big Game Motorsports only the sixth team in Series history with triple digit wins.

An all-NOS Energy Drink front row consisting of Tyler Courtney and Sheldon Haudenschild led the field to green for the 35-lap finale. “Sunshine” jumped ahead on the initial start, but a crash on the front straightaway before the lap was complete caused a complete restart.

The opening lap not being finished before the red flag was Gravel’s first piece of good fortune in the Feature. He had slipped all the way to seventh from the second row on the first lap, but the wreck gave him a second chance at a strong start – a chance he took advantage of.

“That first start was really bad, and I fell back to seventh,” Gravel explained. “Luckily, there was a red right before everybody crossed the start finish line or I definitely wouldn’t have won this race here tonight. Luckily, we were able to get a redo there.”

On the full restart Haudenschild got the advantage on the outside and led the first lap. As they clicked off the early laps Haudenschild committed to the cushion while Courtney stayed low. Courtney closed on Haudenschild and nearly took the top spot out of Turn 4 on Lap 7, but Haudenschild moved low to protect and began to pad his lead.

Behind the lead duo Gravel found some grip in the center of Turns 1 and 2 and used it to drive around James McFadden for third on Lap 9. Only six laps later Gravel drove around Courtney to climb into the runner-up spot. Behind Gravel a charging Donny Schatz followed Gravel’s path to the front as Schatz moved into third on Lap 17 after starting seventh.

David Gravel driving the Big Game Motorsports #2 at US 36 Raceway
On Friday at US 36 David Gravel picked up his second win of the season and 90th of his career (Trent Gower Photo)

Only six laps after Gravel took second was when Haudenschild came together with the lapped car of Chris Windom in Turns 1 and 2. The resulting spin dropped him from contention and left nose damage on the NOS Energy Drink 17.

The incident handed the lead right over to Gravel who planned to take full advantage.

Gravel drove away early on the following restart. A handful of cautions interrupted Gravel’s progress toward the ceckered flag, but he still mastered each restart as he left Schatz no openings to make a move.

Schatz closed a couple times as the two navigated traffic, but he could never near Gravel enough to truly challenge. Gravel took off on one last restart with four laps to go and held on to win by just north of one second.

Gravel has collected three straight podiums as he continues to build momentum in search of his first World of Outlaws title. The win allowed him to slightly extend his point lead to 22 markers ahead of Schatz. He’s locked in and ready for that title and the results show.

“It’s been a good year,” Gravel said. “We stubbed our toe one night, but other than that I feel like we’ve been on our game. Donny has been running strong, too, so I know it’s going to be a battle all year long.”

Schatz brought the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing #15 home second for his fourth podium in the last six races as the 10-time champion continues to get hot early. Schatz felt that a late wreck that took the leaders out of lapped traffic and caused an open red hurt his chances of winning.

“My guys did a great job,” Schatz said. “I felt like we were coming there in traffic, and that momentum kind of went away on the open red. We had to make an adjustment. That’s what you have to do. You have to go for it. We went for it, and it helped me in one corner and hurt me in the other.”

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid completed the top three at US 36. The result marked the Roth Motorsports driver’s best result of the season. Kofoid has now pieced together five consecutive top 10 finishes including top fives in the last two. The Penngrove, CA driver credited a pivotal restart for helping him secure the podium.

“I knew we were restarting sixth and I finally had the outside,” Kofoid said. “I was thinking if I could snooker a couple guys there we should be good because I could carry so much speed into (Turn) 1 and almost slide through the center and if somebody was on the outside or inside, kind of shoot the gap and do that most of the race.”

James McFadden and Tyler Courtney completed the top five.

A huge 24th to sixth run gave Chase Randall the night’s KSE Hard Charger aboard the TKS Motorsports #2KS.

Buddy Kofoid earned Simpson Quick Time honors.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three, and Four belonged to Buddy Kofoid, Tyler Courtney, and Rico Abreu. Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Sheldon Haudenschild.

Anthony Macri won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Dirink Sprint Cars debut at Arrowhead Speedway on Saturday, April 6 for the $20,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap live on DIRTVision.

FEATURE RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel[3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[7]; 3. 83-Michael Kofoid[5]; 4. 83SR-James McFadden[4]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 6. 2KS-Chase Randall[24]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo[6]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[12]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[25]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[11]; 11. 8-Cory Eliason[19]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri[21]; 14. 55-Chris Windom[13]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog[22]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[23]; 17. 23-Garet Williamson[14]; 18. 88-Austin McCarl[10]; 19. 18T-Tanner Holmes[18]; 20. 45X-Jace Park[20]; 21. 70-Kraig Kinser[26]; 22. 7S-Landon Crawley[17]; 23. 5T-Ryan Timms[9]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu[8]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen[15]; 26. 26-Zeb Wise[16]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+22David Gravel 350.00015Running150$12,000
27+515Donny Schatz 35-1.151Running146$8,000
35+283Michael Kofoid 35-1.897Running144$5,000
44083SRJames McFadden 35-3.819Running142$3,200
51-47BCTyler Courtney 35-3.912Running140$2,800
624+182KSChase Randall 35-4.853Running138$2,600
76-141Carson Macedo 35-5.547Running136$2,400
812+41SLogan Schuchart 35-5.869Running134$2,300
925+1618Giovanni Scelzi 35-6.044Running132$200
1011+13ZBrock Zearfoss 35-6.392Running130$2,000
1119+88Cory Eliason 35-7.427Running128$1,800
122-1017Sheldon Haudenschild 35-7.56820Running126$1,600
1321+839MAnthony Macri 35-7.810Running124$1,400
1413-155Chris Windom 35-8.468Running122$1,200
1522+717BBill Balog 35-8.909Running120$1,200
1623+741SDominic Scelzi 35-9.445Running118$1,200
1714-323Garet Williamson 35-9.810Running116$1,200
1810-888Austin McCarl 35-10.969Running114$1,200
1918-118TTanner Holmes 34-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
2020045XJace Park 34-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2126+570Kraig Kinser 33-2 LapsRunning108$350
2217-57SLandon Crawley 33-2 LapsRunning106$1,200
239-145TRyan Timms 30-5 LapsRunning104$1,200
248-1624Rico Abreu 23-12 LapsRunning102$1,200
2515-101AJacob Allen 2-33 LapsRunning102$1,200
2616-1026Zeb Wise 1-34 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Chase Randall
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+239MAnthony Macri 00.000Running150$0
21-117BBill Balog 0-1.017Running146$0
34+141SDominic Scelzi 0-2.417Running144$0
49+52KSChase Randall 0-2.993Running142$0
56+127BJake Bubak 0-3.929Running140$500
610+436Jason Martin 0-4.636Running138$400
714+770Kraig Kinser 0-5.640Running136$0
85-324DDanny Sams III0-6.304Running134$300
98-131Zach Daum 0-7.059Running132$300
1011+112XCarson McCarl 0-7.416Running130$300
1112+13Ayrton Gennetten 0-8.434Running128$200
127-521Gunner Ramey 0-8.815Running126$200
13130G5Gage Pulkrabek 0-9.683Running124$200
142-1218Giovanni Scelzi 0-12.384Running122$0
1515087Aaron Reutzel 0137.285Running120$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+27BCTyler Courtney 00.000Running0$0
21-117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-2.273Running0$0
34+12David Gravel 0-2.656Running0$0
42-283SRJames McFadden 0-3.757Running0$0
55083Michael Kofoid 0-4.836Running0$0
68+241Carson Macedo 0-5.420Running0$0
76-115Donny Schatz 0-6.193Running0$0
87-124Rico Abreu 0-7.371Running0$0
C Main Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+170Kraig Kinser 00.000Running150$0
25+387Aaron Reutzel 0-2.419Running146$0
33010Trevor Serbus 0-4.609Running144$150
41-387AAustin Hartmann 0-6.458Running142$150
54-16Bill Rose 0-6.808Running140$150
66016THKevin Newton 0-8.298Running138$125
78+1151Jack Potter 0-9.569Running136$125
87-125Kerry Madsen 0100.140Running134$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11083Michael Kofoid 00.000Running
23+12David Gravel 011.146Running
35+25TRyan Timms 010.020Running
46+255Chris Windom 08.802Running
58+37SLandon Crawley 07.677Running
69+339MAnthony Macri 06.841Running
77021Gunner Ramey 05.451Running
810+212XCarson McCarl 03.984Running
911+287AAustin Hartmann 012.143Running
102-817BBill Balog 011.397Running
114-787Aaron Reutzel 0101.192Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
23+183SRJames McFadden 0-1.945Running
34+13ZBrock Zearfoss 0-3.277Running
42-21AJacob Allen 0-3.869Running
5508Cory Eliason 0-5.397Running
66024DDanny Sams III0-6.408Running
7702KSChase Randall 0-7.470Running
89+1G5Gage Pulkrabek 0-8.988Running
910+110Trevor Serbus 0-9.781Running
108-225Kerry Madsen 0213.368Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1107BCTyler Courtney 00.000Running
22015Donny Schatz 0-2.023Running
33088Austin McCarl 0-4.192Running
44023Garet Williamson 0-5.689Running
56+118TTanner Holmes 0-5.981Running
67+141SDominic Scelzi 0-7.686Running
75-218Giovanni Scelzi 0-7.902Running
89+136Jason Martin 0-8.497Running
98-170Kraig Kinser 0-10.167Running
1010016THKevin Newton 0-11.611Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+124Rico Abreu 00.000Running
21-141Carson Macedo 0-0.789Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 0-1.150Running
44026Zeb Wise 0-3.192Running
56+145XJace Park 0-4.682Running
65-127BJake Bubak 0-5.977Running
77031Zach Daum 0-6.805Running
8803Ayrton Gennetten 0-7.992Running
9906Bill Rose 0-8.809Running
10100151Jack Potter 0-13.615Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11883Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.7820.000
21217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.789-0.007
31017BBill Balog North Pole, AK10.811-0.029
4191AJacob Allen Hanover, PA10.834-0.052
5112David Gravel Watertown, CT10.858-0.076
6683SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.935-0.153
71787Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX10.947-0.165
8213ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.996-0.214
9145TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.008-0.226
1098Cory Eliason Visalia, CA11.072-0.290
11855Chris Windom Canton, IL11.094-0.312
12124DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.097-0.315
13221Gunner Ramey Sedalia, MO11.113-0.331
14152KSChase Randall Waco, TX11.118-0.336
1557SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.157-0.375
16725Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.160-0.378
172039MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA11.179-0.397
184G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN11.222-0.440
19312XCarson McCarl Altoona, IA11.275-0.493
201310Trevor Serbus Olivia, MN12.099-1.317
211687AAustin Hartmann Plymouth, WI18.606-7.824
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1177BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN10.7830.000
21041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.866-0.083
3215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND10.894-0.111
41824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.901-0.118
5188Austin McCarl Altoona, IA10.932-0.149
6141SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.950-0.167
71123Garet Williamson Columbia, MO10.973-0.190
81926Zeb Wise Angola, IN11.015-0.232
9618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.028-0.245
101527BJake Bubak Arvada, CO11.057-0.274
111218TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR11.059-0.276
12545XJace Park Overland Park, KS11.118-0.335
13941SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.131-0.348
14831Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL11.158-0.375
15770Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.168-0.385
16163Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.182-0.399
17336Jason Martin Lincoln, NE11.230-0.447
18206Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.414-0.631
191316THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN11.511-0.728
204151Jack Potter Lees Summit, MO12.075-1.292
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
13924Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.8650.000
22039MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA10.897-0.032
3351SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.915-0.050
43318TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR10.956-0.091
52718Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.972-0.107
63223Garet Williamson Columbia, MO10.987-0.122
73141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.005-0.140
8387BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.021-0.156
92870Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.038-0.173
103627BJake Bubak Arvada, CO11.046-0.181
114026Zeb Wise Angola, IN11.083-0.218
123041SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.121-0.256
132645XJace Park Overland Park, KS11.121-0.256
142931Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL11.148-0.283
151017BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.225-0.360
161217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.362-0.497
17213ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.372-0.507
18152KSChase Randall Waco, TX11.465-0.600
193416THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN11.472-0.607
201883Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.504-0.639
21112David Gravel Watertown, CT11.510-0.645
22416Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.624-0.759
231787Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX11.710-0.845
242288Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.717-0.852
25191AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.751-0.886
2698Cory Eliason Visalia, CA11.755-0.890
272315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.781-0.916
2825151Jack Potter Lees Summit, MO11.857-0.992
292436Jason Martin Lincoln, NE12.026-1.161
30145TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK12.079-1.214
31683SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.183-1.318
32725Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA12.265-1.400
33855Chris Windom Canton, IL12.437-1.572
3457SLandon Crawley Benton, AR12.583-1.718
35124DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL12.887-2.022
36221Gunner Ramey Sedalia, MO13.057-2.192
374G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN13.222-2.357
38312XCarson McCarl Altoona, IA13.288-2.423
391310Trevor Serbus Olivia, MN13.352-2.487
401687AAustin Hartmann Plymouth, WI13.369-2.504
41373Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO0.00010.865
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Wildcat Showdown
Friday, April 05, 2024
US 36 Raceway
9850 MO-33
Osborn, Missouri 64474 

Event Description
National Sprint Car and Midget series racing returns to the high banks of the 3/8-mile US 36 Raceway.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Event Schedule
2PM Gates Open
5PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
Opening Ceremonies
and Racing to follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
Adult GA: Advanced $35 / $40 Day of
Child GA (6-12): $10

Pit Pass: $45

Grandstand Type
Bleachers

Pit Pass Price
$45

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
non-electric

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

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
None

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands

Parking Cost
Parking is free

Camping Availability
non-electric

Track Info  

US 36 Raceway
9850 MO-33
Osborn, Missouri 64474 

Track Phone
(816) 675-2279

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size
0.375

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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