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World of Outlaws Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40
Wilmot Raceway | Wilmot, Wisconsin
Friday, July 12, 2024
Race Recap  

BADGER BEATDOWN: Carson Macedo Engineers Flawless Drive to Third Consecutive Wilmot Victory

The Californian laps up to ninth on his way to victory in the Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40 opener

Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing have Wilmot Raceway figured out right now.

They entered Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40 weekend as winners of the two most recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car races at the Wisconsin facility. And on Friday night the pairing delivered their strongest statement yet at the 1/3 mile.

Macedo started second for the 40-lap Feature and put on a masterclass. After surviving one early challenge from Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, he simply drove away. The Lemoore, CA native wheeled the Albaugh No. 41 wherever he wanted. He worked through traffic on the top. He worked through traffic on the bottom.

When the checkered flag waved to punctuate the beatdown, Macedo had lapped up to the ninth place finisher and crossed the line nearly six seconds ahead of Kofoid in the runner-up spot. From the moment the green flag dropped, Macedo knew he was steering a special setup on Friday night.

“That was ridiculous. My car was unbelievable there, especially when we got into traffic,” Macedo said. “I knew we were going to be in really good shape when we got to traffic just because I could pretty much run wherever I wanted as long as I had clean air on my wings. It would go pretty much everywhere. I could split cars. And you know when you’re good like that it’s going to be tough to get by you. Tonight was one of those nights. It was definitely a Philip Dietz race car, just incredible from start to finish.”

The third consecutive Wilmot victory matches David Gravel’s run of three straight in 2014, 2016, and 2017 for the longest streak at the track. Wilmot is also now tied with Tri-State Speedway, Eldora Speedway, and Jackson Motorplex as the track where Macedo has won most often with The Greatest Show on Dirt. He’s up to 38 career World of Outlaws triumphs. He also cut the gap between himself and Donny Schatz for second in the standings down to just two points.

Kofoid and Macedo led the field to green for the night’s 40-lap conclusion. It took no time for Macedo to flex his muscle as he powered ahead of Kofoid on the outside and led the first lap.

A flurry of early cautions forced Macedo to withstand multiple restarts. Kofoid kept him honest as Brady Bacon, Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, and Giovanni Scelzi all jockeyed for spots within the top five behind them.

A golden opportunity for Kofoid to challenge for the win arose on a restart with 30 laps remaining. Kofoid kept the Roth Motorsports No. 83 close to Macedo as the green brought the field back to life. Exiting Turn 4 on the next lap he got a strong run on the bottom and looked under Macedo in Turns 1 and 2. Right when it looked like he may slide him for the lead, the yellow lights flashed once again for a slowing car on the other end of the racetrack.

On the ensuing restart Macedo made sure Kofoid had no chance at slipping by. He powered ahead when the green flag flew and began to build what eventually became an enormous advantage.

Carson Macedo driving the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 at Wilmot Raceway
All the focus was on Carson Macedo Friday night as he put together a dominant drive to his third win of 2024 (Trent Gower Photo)

Kofoid managed to stay within striking distance in clean air, but instead of traffic helping him erase the gap, it played to Macedo’s advantage. One the lead duo caught the tail of the field, Macedo went to work slicing his way through as Kofoid struggled to maintain pace. The margin grew over a second on Lap 22. Two laps later it was over two seconds. By Lap 30 he had pushed the lead to more than four seconds, and the next circuit it ballooned north of five seconds.

Traffic stood no chance of slowing his march toward the checkered flag. The gap reached its peak on Lap 38 when Macedo crossed the line 6.785 seconds ahead. He sealed the deal with just under a six-second margin between himself and the runner-up.

After losing out on multiple wins this year late in races, Macedo and the JJR crew have prioritized maintaining speed through the duration of Features. And that’s exactly what they did at Wilmot.

“I think that we’ve been trying to work on that for the last few races,” Macedo said. “And I feel like we definitely hit it tonight. It seemed like as the race went on I kept getting my wing back and just kept getting better. I looked up at one point and was like, ‘Man, I’m all the way back.’ And I felt like I could maybe even grab a little more wing, but then at times I would get tight as well. Just hats off to this JJR team.”

Kofoid brought the Roth Motorsports machine home second to earn back-to-back runner-up finishes after claiming second on Wednesday at Beaver Dam. He knew Macedo had an incredibly fast machine but couldn’t help wonder what could’ve been if the early ill-timed yellow hadn’t occurred.

“The 41 guys were just really good, and Carson did a really good job,” Kofoid said. “Who knows if the green stayed and the yellow didn’t come out. There was still a whole race left, and they were extremely good, but it would’ve been nice to see how it played out at least.”

After slipping back to sixth early in the race, David Gravel clawed his way back to third to round out the podium. That marked his 18th World of Outlaws podium of the season in the Big Game Motorsports machine as the No. 2 really came alive late for yet another strong run.

“Man, we just weren’t really good around the bottom of (Turns) 1 and 2,” Gravel said. “I thought, if your car was operating good, that would’ve been the place to be. But we had to slide across, keep our wing speed up, hit that grip, and get down the backstretch really, really fast. Once I did that, I was able to gain on Sheldon and get past Brady. We closed on Buddy, but just like all positioning, if he got held up by a lapped car I caught him, and when I got caught up he pulled away.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brady Bacon completed the top five.

A 14th to sixth run earned Donny Schatz his Series-leading sixth KSE Racing Hard Charger of 2024.

Brock Zearfoss claimed his frist Simpson Quick Time of 2024 and the second of his career in Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One, Three, and Four belonged to Brock Zearfoss (21st Heat Race win of career), Brady Bacon (fifth of career), and Carson Macedo (128th of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Two went to Sheldon Haudenschild (114th of career).

Buddy Kofoid topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

Landon Crawley won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race went to Bill Balog.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars complete the Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo[2]; 2. 83-Michael Kofoid[1]; 3. 2-David Gravel[4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 5. 21H-Brady Bacon[3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[14]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[5]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[7]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[11]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[8]; 11. 73-Scotty Thiel[16]; 12. 23-Garet Williamson[15]; 13. 70-Kraig Kinser[10]; 14. 45-Landon Brooks[22]; 15. 6-Kelby Watt[18]; 16. 15K-Creed Kemenah[20]; 17. 24D-Danny Sams III[17]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog[12]; 19. 7S-Landon Crawley[21]; 20. 3N-Jake Neuman[23]; 21. 10V-Matt VanderVere[24]; 22. 96-Jake Blackhurst[19]; 23. 29-Logan McCandless[9]; 24. 10W-Mike Reinke[13]

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Feature Results
12+141Carson Macedo 400.00040Running150$12,000
21-183Michael Kofoid 40-5.972Running146$8,000
34+12David Gravel 40-6.956Running144$5,000
46+217Sheldon Haudenschild 40-11.250Running142$3,200
53-221HBrady Bacon 40-11.936Running140$2,800
614+815Donny Schatz 40-12.999Running138$2,600
75-218Giovanni Scelzi 40-15.716Running136$2,400
87-11SLogan Schuchart 40-16.199Running134$2,300
911+2W20Greg Wilson 39-1 LapsRunning132$2,200
108-23ZBrock Zearfoss 39-1 LapsRunning130$2,000
1116+573Scotty Thiel 39-1 LapsRunning128$1,800
1215+323Garet Williamson 39-1 LapsRunning126$1,600
1310-370Kraig Kinser 39-1 LapsRunning124$1,400
1422+845Landon Brooks 39-1 LapsRunning122$1,200
1518+36Kelby Watt 39-1 LapsRunning120$1,200
1620+415KCreed Kemenah 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,200
1717024DDanny Sams III39-1 LapsRunning116$1,200
1812-617BBill Balog 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,200
1921+27SLandon Crawley 39-1 LapsRunning112$1,200
2023+33NJake Neuman 32-8 LapsRunning110$1,200
2124+310VMatt VandeVere 28-12 LapsRunning108$1,200
2219-396Jake Blackhurst 18-22 LapsRunning106$1,200
239-1429Logan McCandless 11-29 LapsRunning104$1,200
2413-1110WMike Reinke 10-30 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
12+17SLandon Crawley 00.000Running150$0
25+345Landon Brooks 0-0.846Running146$0
34+13NJake Neuman 0-2.306Running144$0
46+210VMatt VandeVere 0-5.955Running142$0
58+313 0-6.043Running140$500
611+574NLuke Nellis 0-7.436Running138$400
710+329LBrayton Lynch 0-9.230Running136$350
83-516Anthony Knierim 0-10.340Running134$300
914+579Blake Nimee 0-11.876Running132$300
107-343Jereme Schroeder 0-12.578Running130$300
1112+170KChris Klemko 0-13.144Running128$200
129-368Dave Uttech 0-14.358Running126$200
1313088Christopher Flick 0-15.951Running124$200
141-1353Jessie Attard 0191.169Running122$200
1515049JJosh Schneiderman 0191.169Running120$200
1616026 0191.169Running118$200
Dash 1 Results
12+183Michael Kofoid 00.000Running0$0
24+241Carson Macedo 0-0.628Running0$0
33021HBrady Bacon 0-1.631Running0$0
46+22David Gravel 0-3.037Running0$0
58+318Giovanni Scelzi 0-3.593Running0$0
67+117Sheldon Haudenschild 0-5.229Running0$0
75-21SLogan Schuchart 0-6.906Running0$0
81-73ZBrock Zearfoss 0-8.952Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 00.000Running
23+12David Gravel 0-0.429Running
32-129Logan McCandless 0-5.359Running
44010WMike Reinke 0-5.809Running
57+224DDanny Sams III0-6.157Running
65-17SLandon Crawley 0-7.016Running
79+210VMatt VandeVere 0-7.983Running
86-229LBrayton Lynch 0-8.619Running
98-179Blake Nimee 0-11.628Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+117Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
21-118Giovanni Scelzi 0-1.844Running
33070Kraig Kinser 0-5.273Running
45+115Donny Schatz 0-6.162Running
54-16Kelby Watt 0-8.202Running
69+316Anthony Knierim 0-13.344Running
78+143Jereme Schroeder 0-14.631Running
87-174NLuke Nellis 0-1.385Running
96-349JJosh Schneiderman 070.508Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021HBrady Bacon 00.000Running
22083Michael Kofoid 0-1.617Running
34+1W20Greg Wilson 0-3.061Running
45+123Garet Williamson 0-3.533Running
58+396Jake Blackhurst 0-5.926Running
67+13NJake Neuman 0-6.960Running
76-113 0-9.283Running
89+170KChris Klemko 0-11.542Running
93-653Jessie Attard 0367.200Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 00.000Running
24+21SLogan Schuchart 0-2.524Running
36+317BBill Balog 0-4.103Running
41-373Scotty Thiel 0-4.559Running
53-215KCreed Kemenah 0-9.635Running
65-145Landon Brooks 0-11.884Running
78+168Dave Uttech 0-13.031Running
87-188Christopher Flick 0-2.444Running
99026 0142.307Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
143ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.4240.000
2218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.460-0.036
31521HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK12.588-0.164
4173Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI12.625-0.201
51229Logan McCandless Mercer, PA12.651-0.227
61417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.653-0.229
71383Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.660-0.236
81141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.746-0.322
9182David Gravel Watertown, CT12.747-0.323
10670Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.807-0.383
11553Jessie Attard Landilo, NSW12.836-0.412
121915KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH12.883-0.459
13810WMike Reinke Howards Grove, WI12.907-0.483
14296Kelby Watt Adel, IA12.937-0.513
157W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.953-0.529
16281SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.966-0.542
17247SLandon Crawley Benton, AR13.009-0.585
182015Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.027-0.603
193323Garet Williamson Columbia, MO13.080-0.656
202345Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA13.095-0.671
21329LBrayton Lynch Springfield, IL13.116-0.692
222149JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA13.174-0.750
23913 , 13.288-0.864
243417BBill Balog North Pole, AK13.343-0.919
253624DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL13.367-0.943
261774NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN13.368-0.944
27263NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL13.387-0.963
281688Christopher Flick Beaver Dam, WI13.502-1.078
293579Blake Nimee Oswego, IL13.520-1.096
301043Jereme Schroeder Lake Villa, IL13.558-1.134
312296Jake Blackhurst Hanna City, IL13.573-1.149
323168Dave Uttech Kenosha, WI13.668-1.244
332510VMatt VandeVere Zion, IL13.941-1.517
343016Anthony Knierim Franksville, WI14.075-1.651
353270KChris Klemko Bristol, WI14.163-1.739
362726 , 60.000-47.576
Hot Laps Results
11141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.0370.000
243ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA12.158-0.121
31417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.187-0.150
4670Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.190-0.153
51383Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA12.190-0.153
61521HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK12.211-0.174
7173Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI12.290-0.253
8182David Gravel Watertown, CT12.313-0.276
91229Logan McCandless Mercer, PA12.347-0.310
102345Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA12.349-0.312
11247SLandon Crawley Benton, AR12.361-0.324
12553Jessie Attard Landilo, NSW12.366-0.329
13329LBrayton Lynch Springfield, IL12.432-0.395
14218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.435-0.398
152015Donny Schatz Fargo, ND12.443-0.406
16810WMike Reinke Howards Grove, WI12.489-0.452
173323Garet Williamson Columbia, MO12.507-0.470
181915KCreed Kemenah Alvada, OH12.564-0.527
193624DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL12.573-0.536
201774NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN12.605-0.568
212296Jake Blackhurst Hanna City, IL12.640-0.603
22913 , 12.656-0.619
233417BBill Balog North Pole, AK12.699-0.662
247W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH12.757-0.720
25281SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.842-0.805
26296Kelby Watt Adel, IA12.887-0.850
273579Blake Nimee Oswego, IL12.927-0.890
282149JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA12.949-0.912
29263NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL12.986-0.949
303168Dave Uttech Kenosha, WI13.054-1.017
313016Anthony Knierim Franksville, WI13.088-1.051
321043Jereme Schroeder Lake Villa, IL13.123-1.086
332510VMatt VandeVere Zion, IL13.287-1.250
343270KChris Klemko Bristol, WI13.349-1.312
351688Christopher Flick Beaver Dam, WI13.375-1.338
362726 , 13.674-1.637
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Event Info  

World of Outlaws Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40
Friday, July 12, 2024
Wilmot Raceway
30820 111th St
Wilmot, Wisconsin 53192 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its final appearance of the year in Wisconsin - this time for the Badger 40.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule

5PM-8PM Twisted Cuisine Catering: Fish Fry $14
5:30PM-9:30PM DJ Nick GZ, Bar, Concessions, Yard Games

7AM-9AM Baked Goods at Concessions
1PM-5PM Lunch/Drinks at Concessions & Kids Scavenger Hunt
2PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies – Racing to follow
-Concert (30 minutes after race): Eli Alger & The Faster Horses

7AM-10AM Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast
8AM-9AM Bill Balog autograph session
2PM-5PM Lunch/Drinks at Concessions
2PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies – Racing to follow
-Concert (30 minutes after race): Red Rock-It Band

7AM-2PM Flea Market & Concessions

*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(815) 344-2023

Options And Prices
Adult Pit Combo $52 (Pit pass and reserved seat-if purchased in advance online)
Child Pit Combo (Ages 12-under): $28
Adult Reserved: $49
Race Day Adult Pit Pass $50
Race Day Child Pit Pass $35



Grandstand Type

Bleacher style

Reserved Seating
Entire Grandstand

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Bottom row in every section

Pit Pass Price
Adult: $50
Child (12 & Under): $35

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

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Entire Grandstand

Type of Grandstand

Bleacher style

Stadium Seating
Fans can use stadium seating

Handicapped Seating
Bottom row in every section

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

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed


Alcohol Sales
Yes, alcohol is sold on site, including beer and malt beverages.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in Grandstands; smoking permitted in designated areas.

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Wilmot Raceway
30820 111th St
Wilmot, Wisconsin 53192 

Track Phone
(262) 862-2090

Ticket Phone
(815) 344-2023

Track Size

Track Type

Sprint Car Track Record
12.199 by Bill Balog on 7/8/2023

Closest Airport
Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchel

Other Airport
Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Track Map
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