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World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic
Arrowhead Speedway | Colcord, Oklahoma
Saturday, April 06, 2024
Race Recap  

HAUD HANGS ON: Sheldon Haudenschild Survives to Top Arrowhead’s Jason Johnson Classic

What a difference a night makes for Sheldon Haudenschild.

Friday ended in heartbreak when an incident in lapped traffic cost him a potential win at US 36 Raceway. There would be no heartbreak at Saturday night’s Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars rolled into Colcord, OK to debut at Arrowhead Speedway with $20,000 on the line. Haudenschild snatched the top spot halfway through the main event and held off a fierce charge from David Gravel on the final lap.

The packed grandstands roared as Haudenschild climbed atop the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing #17. Jason Johnson’s son – Jaxx – handed off the trophy in Victory Lane to an ecstatic Haudenschild.

“It’s huge,” Haudenschild said of winning the Jason Johnson Classic. “Obviously, getting to race my first couple years with Jason was a blast. Seeing Jaxx grow up over the years has been awesome. I have some good memories with Jason and love getting this trophy. I know I ran second to David (Gravel) at (Lake) Ozark, so it’s good to get him this time.”

Haudenschild’s victory was his 36th with The Greatest Show on Dirt, equaling him with Shane Stewart and Carson Macedo for 20th all-time. Arrowhead became the 23rd different track he’s won at and first in the state of Oklahoma. The Jason Johnson Classic is still yet to see a repeat winner through six editions as Haudenschild claimed his first.

Toyota Racing Dash winner – Giovanni Scelzi – led the field to green for the 30-lap Feature with Haudenschild alongside. Scelzi slid up ahead of Haudenschild on the opening circuit to secure the top spot.

As the early laps unfolded Haudenschild quickly began to flex his muscle. He kept the NOS Energy Drink machine right in the tire tracks of Scelzi’s KCP Racing #18 as they both hammered the cushion. It didn’t take long before Haudenschild fired a slider at Scelzi in Turns 3 and 4 and cleared him, but Scelzi managed to counter with a crossover to reclaim the lead.

Scelzi stared down a heavy group of lapped traffic as the halfway point neared. Behind Scelzi and Haudenschild, a rapidly charging Jacob Allen threw his name into the fight for the win. The Shark Racing driver started 10th and climbed to fourth by Lap 10.

Up front Haudenschild began to build momentum on the bottom of the racetrack while Scelzi stayed up top. The margin between the two shrank until they found themselves side by side for nearly a full rotation on Lap 16. Haudenschild used the bottom to muscle ahead and lead Lap 17.

Scelzi didn’t let Haudenschild pull too far ahead, but he quickly found himself in a three-car battle for second as David Gravel and Jacob Allen closed in. Allen snagged third on Lap 18 and looked poised to make a run at the win. On the 20th circuit Allen rolled by Scelzi for second in Turns 1 and 2. But in the next set of corners Allen slipped out of the groove opening the door for both Gravel and Scelzi to drive under him exiting Turn 4. The trio roared three-wide down the front straightaway, and Scelzi made contact with Allen’s left front entering Turn 1. The resulting damage to Allen’s car knocked him out of the race and brought out a yellow flag.

The caution set the stage for a 10-lap dash to the finish. When the green flag flew, Haudenschild wasted no time darting ahead of Gravel to get some breathing room.

The closing laps waned, and Haudenschild appeared as if he may cruise to the $20,000 payday, but lapped traffic became a factor. Haudenschild managed to sneak by a slower car with three laps to go but slipped up in Turns 1 and 2 as the next lap began, allowing Gravel to close on his tail tank.

Sheldon Haudenschild takes the checkered flag ahead of David Gravel at Arrowhead
Sheldon Haudenschild narrowly held off David Gravel to top the Jason Johnson Classic at Arrowhead Speedway (Trent Gower Photo)

The white flag flew, and Gravel drove the Big Game Motorsports #2 to Haudenschild’s outside in Turns 1 and 2 and nearly nosed ahead. Haudenschild powered ahead slightly down the back straightaway. Gravel threw one last Hail Mary in Turns 3 and 4 and briefly pulled alongside again, but Haudenschild’s speed on corner exit was too strong as he sped away to the checkered flag.

The joy of the win helped erase the dejection of the night before.

“After nights like last night, it’s tough,” Haudenschild admitted. “So, to rebound and get a win is great. We know we’ve been fast, so our spirit has been good. It’s always good beating the #2 (Gravel). He’s so good this year and all the past years.”

Gravel was in good spirits despite coming up just short of back-to-back victories after topping Friday’s visit to US 36. The Watertown, CT native has caught fire with four consecutive top two finishes, and his point lead has ballooned to 40 markers. Gravel thought he might be able to drive by for the win on the final lap but couldn’t quite find the speed needed.

“You had to conserve some tires, and I was saving there for a little bit at the end,” Gravel said. “I thought I was maybe going to be able to get him (Haudenschild) on the bottom in (Turns) 1 and 2 then he moved down. That one lapped car I lost a lot of time with and wasn’t able to clear him. Then I was able to get around the #7S and thought I was going to be able to go around him in (Turns) 1 and 2 and just couldn’t quite clear him. Man, the guys have been giving me a great race car. It’s been fun driving the past couple weeks.”

After leading early, Giovanni Scelzi completed the top three. The result marked Scelzi’s third podium of the season and served as a nice bounce back after two straight subpar showings for the KCP #18.

“I couldn’t tell in (Turns) 3 and 4 if I needed to get all the way down or just move a lane off the cushion,” Scelzi said. “I don’t know. It sucks. Obviously, they’re (Haudenschild and Gravel) veterans. They have a lot more laps than me. They just drove smarter races.”

Logan Schuchart and Carson Macedo completed the top five.

David Gravel grabbed his first Simpson Quick Time of the year and the 111th of his career.

A 24th to 14th run earned Chris Windom the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three, and Four belonged to David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Brian Brown. Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Giovanni Scelzi.

Landon Crawley claimed the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars invade Pevely, MO’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for two nights of bullring action on April 12-13. 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 (30 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 2. 2-David Gravel[6]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[8]; 7. 83-Michael Kofoid[7]; 8. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[12]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri[13]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[19]; 13. 25-Kerry Madsen[16]; 14. 55-Chris Windom[24]; 15. 88T-Tanner Thorson[14]; 16. 70-Kraig Kinser[20]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog[17]; 19. 83SR-James McFadden[11]; 20. 88-Austin McCarl[22]; 21. 24D-Danny Sams III[23]; 22. 7S-Landon Crawley[21]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[10]; 24. 23-Garet Williamson[9]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+117Sheldon Haudenschild 300.00014Running150$20,000
26+42David Gravel 30-0.432Running146$8,000
31-218Giovanni Scelzi 30-1.30716Running144$5,000
43-11SLogan Schuchart 30-1.966Running142$3,200
55041Carson Macedo 30-3.293Running140$2,800
68+224Rico Abreu 30-4.045Running138$2,600
77083Michael Kofoid 30-4.933Running136$2,400
84-421Brian Brown 30-7.072Running134$2,300
912+37BCTyler Courtney 30-7.473Running132$2,200
1013+339MAnthony Macri 30-7.955Running130$2,000
1115+415Donny Schatz 30-8.432Running128$1,800
1219+741SDominic Scelzi 30-8.922Running126$1,600
1316+325Kerry Madsen 30-9.760Running124$1,400
1424+1055Chris Windom 30-10.331Running122$1,200
1514-188TTanner Thorson 30-10.927Running120$1,200
1620+470Kraig Kinser 30-11.218Running118$1,200
1718+13ZBrock Zearfoss 30-11.503Running116$1,200
1817-117BBill Balog 30-11.654Running114$1,200
1911-883SRJames McFadden 30-12.640Running112$1,200
2022+288Austin McCarl 29-1 LapsRunning110$1,200
2123+224DDanny Sams III29-1 LapsRunning108$1,200
2221-17SLandon Crawley 28-2 LapsRunning106$1,200
2310-131AJacob Allen 20-10 LapsRunning104$1,200
249-1523Garet Williamson 4-26 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Chris Windom
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1107SLandon Crawley 00.000Running150$0
22088Austin McCarl 0-2.631Running146$0
34+124DDanny Sams III0-5.095Running144$0
45+155Chris Windom 0-5.653Running142$0
53-2G6Cody Gardner 0-5.971Running140$500
610+444Derek Hagar 0-6.423Running138$400
79+236Jason Martin 0-8.021Running136$350
87-1G5Gage Pulkrabek 0-9.142Running134$300
911+26Bill Rose 0-9.406Running132$300
108-23MHoward Moore 0-11.397Running130$300
1113+216THKevin Newton 0-13.698Running128$200
126-618TTanner Holmes 0219.751Running126$200
1312-145XJace Park 0308.352Running124$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+118Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running0$0
23+117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-1.815Running0$0
34+11SLogan Schuchart 0-3.072Running0$0
41-321Brian Brown 0-4.777Running0$0
55041Carson Macedo 0-5.322Running0$0
6602David Gravel 0-5.657Running0$0
77083Michael Kofoid 0-6.324Running0$0
88024Rico Abreu 0-7.049Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
23+183Michael Kofoid 0-1.498Running
34+123Garet Williamson 0-3.201Running
42-239MAnthony Macri 0-4.269Running
56+117BBill Balog 0-5.098Running
65-188Austin McCarl 0-6.488Running
77055Chris Windom 0-7.498Running
88036Jason Martin 0-8.724Running
99016THKevin Newton 0-12.671Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 00.000Running
2201SLogan Schuchart 0-1.913Running
3301AJacob Allen 0-3.381Running
44088TTanner Thorson 0-4.135Running
5503ZBrock Zearfoss 0-7.032Running
660G6Cody Gardner 0-7.890Running
77018TTanner Holmes 0-8.622Running
88044Derek Hagar 0-9.982Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
22024Rico Abreu 0-0.661Running
33083SRJames McFadden 0-2.556Running
45+115Donny Schatz 0-4.018Running
56+141SDominic Scelzi 0-5.757Running
64-27SLandon Crawley 0-6.665Running
770G5Gage Pulkrabek 0-9.923Running
8806Bill Rose 0-0.433Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+121Brian Brown 00.000Running
21-141Carson Macedo 0-0.743Running
34+17BCTyler Courtney 0-2.094Running
43-125Kerry Madsen 09.036Running
55070Kraig Kinser 07.373Running
66024DDanny Sams III04.750Running
78+13MHoward Moore 02.166Running
87-145XJace Park 06.548Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1212David Gravel Watertown, CT10.9020.000
21118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.986-0.084
3217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.007-0.105
41441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.009-0.107
51039MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA11.025-0.123
661SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.044-0.142
71724Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.045-0.143
81621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.089-0.187
92583Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.123-0.221
10281AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.159-0.257
11583SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.207-0.305
121925Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.218-0.316
13423Garet Williamson Columbia, MO11.222-0.320
141588TTanner Thorson Minden, NV11.235-0.333
15307SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.241-0.339
16337BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.282-0.380
17988Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.320-0.418
18293ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.336-0.434
19715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.365-0.463
201370Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.387-0.485
213217BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.410-0.508
2220G6Cody Gardner Benton, AR11.412-0.510
232741SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.449-0.547
242324DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.487-0.585
252455Chris Windom Canton, IL11.524-0.622
262218TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR11.560-0.658
273G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN11.565-0.663
283145XJace Park Overland Park, KS11.615-0.713
291836Jason Martin Lincoln, NE11.740-0.838
30844Derek Hagar Marion, AR11.755-0.853
31266Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.064-1.162
3213MHoward Moore Memphis, TN12.138-1.236
331216THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN12.321-1.419
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.0900.000
21118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.207-0.117
33217BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.260-0.170
4217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.281-0.191
5715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.316-0.226
6307SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.316-0.226
7583SRJames McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.346-0.256
83145XJace Park Overland Park, KS11.351-0.261
91039MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA11.370-0.280
1061SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.375-0.285
111370Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.411-0.321
121588TTanner Thorson Minden, NV11.424-0.334
131925Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.428-0.338
14988Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.470-0.380
152455Chris Windom Canton, IL11.472-0.382
161621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.505-0.415
17212David Gravel Watertown, CT11.527-0.437
18423Garet Williamson Columbia, MO11.529-0.439
192741SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.538-0.448
20337BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.544-0.454
211724Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.565-0.475
222324DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.569-0.479
232218TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR11.593-0.503
241216THKevin Newton Terre Haute, IN11.615-0.525
252583Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.620-0.530
26844Derek Hagar Marion, AR11.627-0.537
2713MHoward Moore Memphis, TN11.676-0.586
281836Jason Martin Lincoln, NE11.719-0.629
29293ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.828-0.738
30281AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.863-0.773
31266Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.237-1.147
3220G6Cody Gardner Benton, AR0.00011.090
333G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN0.00011.090
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic
Saturday, April 06, 2024
Arrowhead Speedway
20316 US-412 W
Colcord, Oklahoma 74338 

Event Description
The 6th annual Jason Johnson Classic moves to Arrowhead Speedway for the first time ever.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Event Schedule
2PM Gates Open
4PM Grandstand Gates Open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
Opening Ceremonies
and Racing to follow
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Reserved: Advanced $40 / $45 Day of
Adult GA: Advanced $35 / $40 Day of
Child GA (6-12): $10

Pit Pass: $45

Pit Pass Price
$45

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Track Info  

Arrowhead Speedway
20316 US-412 W
Colcord, Oklahoma 74338 

Track Phone
(479) 228-4290

Track Size
0.333

Track Type
Semi-Banked Clay Oval

Track Map
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