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HAUD'S HOT: Sheldon Haudenschild Sweeps Beaver Dam's Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial
Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing Continues Winning Ways with 7th W of 2022
Of the 22 venues that he's won his 29 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Features at, I-55 and Beaver Dam are the only two tracks that he's conquered at least three times, and the only two that he's topped on back-to-back nights. In fact, each double-dip paid out a cool $20,000 to the Wooster, OH superstar.
While Beaver Dam, WI's semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval doesn't exactly share most similarities with Pevely, MO's high-banked, 1/4-mile bullring, fans at both staples on the schedule are quite familiar with seeing the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 parking in victory lane.
Starting from third in Saturday's 40-lap finale of the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial, Haudenschild bided his time through the opening stage, but quickly turned up the heat when he saw an opportunity ahead. He wheeled by early-leader Spencer Bayston on Lap 12 and never looked back, lapping his way inside the top-10 and never seeing another challenge for the next 29 laps.
There was a brief moment of trouble on the final circuit when a spun Brad Sweet caused a caution and set up a green-white-checkered restart, but it was nothing that could deter Haudenschild's torrid pace. He ripped away again off the restart and cruised to his seventh World of Outlaws win of the season, and the 29th of his budding career.
"I was telling Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] that I need to start winning these Saturday night shows that pay a little more money," Haudenschild joked. "I feel like I always win the prelim races and just miss out on winning the finale, but we checked that off tonight.
I thought somehow it was gonna slip away when that caution came out on the last lap, but sure enough, we got it done tonight. I was ripping the top really good so I figured as long as I got a good start and didn't push through turns one and two, I would be fine."
Ultimately, though, it was none of those three claiming runner-up honors behind Haudenshild's #17. That privilege went to Donny Schatz, who put together a stellar restart on Lap 39 to complete an eighth-to-second drive in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Advance Auto Parts #15.
"We got really good after about 5-10 laps and I can't compliment this new motor from Ron Shaver enough," Schatz said. "We've been trying and trying different things and we've now got something that works exceptionally well with my right foot. That makes me happy and I think that is showing with our performance tonight."
Rounding out the podium and keeping his hot streak alive was Logan Schuchart, who scored his 10th consecutive top-10 finish in the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S.
"It's better than what we've done in the past here, so I'm happy about that," Schuchart said. "We're still not exactly the fastest car, though, so we need to go to work on some things with these big races coming up."
After leading the opening 12 laps, Spencer Bayston fell back to finish fourth aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender fell back as far as ninth with five to go but used a spectacular green-white-checkered restart to drive forward for his 10th top-five of the year.
David Gravel followed him with a +8 run from 13th-t0-5th that not only netted him the KSE Hard Charger Award, but also his 300th career top-five finish with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Watertown, CT native now heads to the home track of his car owner, Tod Quiring, with a huge four-night stretch at Huset's Speedway next.
Closing out the top-10 at Beaver Dam was Shark Racing's Jacob Allen in sixth, Jason Johnson Racing's Carson Macedoin seventh, KCP Racing's Giovanni Scelzi in eighth, Roth Motorsports' James McFadden in ninth, and Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (BEAVER DAM RACEWAY, 6/18/22)
Sheldon Haudenschild's 29th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win moves him beyond Kerry Madsen for 22nd on the All-Time Win List. Next up is Shark Racing owner Bobby Allen at 30 career wins.
Haudenschild (2021-22) joined Brad Sweet (2019-20) as the only two drivers to win three-straight Beaver Dam races through 31 appearances by World of Outlaws. He also joined Sweet and Joey Saldana in the category of repeat champions at the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial.
Carson Macedo started the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying at 11.501 seconds, earning his Series-leading fifth Slick Woody's QuickTime Award of the season, and the 13th of his short career.
Giovanni Scelzi (21st career), Spencer Bayston (8th career), and Sheldon Haudenschild (75th career) topped Heat Races, while Bayston earned his fourth pole position of the year by winning the DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash. Jake Blackhurst followed him with a W in the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.
UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Huset's Speedway for four consecutive nights of racing next week. It starts with a standard makeup show on Wednesday and carries into the inaugural High Bank Nationals on Thursday-Saturday with a mega $100,000-to-win finale that caps it all off. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.
NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (41 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [$6,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$3,500]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [$2,200]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [$2,100]; 9. 83-James McFadden [$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [$2,000]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [$1,600]; 12. 39-Jake Blackhurst [$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [$1,200]; 14. 73-Scotty Thiel [$1,100]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [$1,050]; 16. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [$1,000]; 18. 23-Russel Borland [$1,000]; 19. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [$1,000]; 20. 7S-Robbie Price [$1,000]; 21. 4K-Kris Spitz [$1,000]; 22. 87A-Austin Hartmann [$1,000]; 23. 8-Aaron Reutzel [$1,000]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston 1-12, Sheldon Haudenschild 13-41. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-David Gravel[+8]
NEW Championship Standings (After 28/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,880); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-42); 3. David Gravel (-48); 4. Carson Macedo (-52); 5. Logan Schuchart (-72); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. Spencer Bayston (-178); 8. James McFadden (-240); 9. Jacob Allen (-340); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-462).
BEAVERS BITE: Haudenschild Wins Back-to-Back World of Outlaws Races at Beaver Dam
Father-Son Duo of Jac & Sheldon Haudenschild Reach 100 Combined Wins
The Wooster, OH native led all 35 laps in Friday's Feature at the Beaver Dam, WI 1/3-mile, joining Joey Saldana and Brad Sweet as the only driver to earn back-to-back wins in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial. His second-straight win at the track put the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 back on top as the winningest World of Outlaws team in 2022 with six scores to their credit.
It was a win that meant a little something extra, as well. At age 28, Sheldon's 28th career win with the Series officially brought the Haudenschild family to 100 combined World of Outlaws victories, counting another 72 previously provided by his legendary father, Jac.
A nearly perfect evening greeted Lil' Haud in Friday's first of five dates this season in Wisconsin. He established a New Track Record (11.025 seconds) in My Place Hotels Qualifying, dominated the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and controlled the NOS Energy Drink Feature from start to finish. The young buck had to overcome several restarts, a string of lap traffic backmarkers, and a fast, heavy 1/3-mile surface to get his fourth win in his last eight starts.
"This one is all of my guys," Haudenschild proclaimed. [Kyle] Ripper is a smart guy, and we've got Stephen [Hamm-Reilly] and Jakob [Weaver] working their tails off. They deserve these wins as much as anyone else. We just needed a little time to click, but now were taking advantage of it. It's pretty cool to get dad and I up to 100 wins. I've got a ways to go to catch him, but we'll keep clicking away.
I knew the #41 [Macedo] would be good with the way this place was set up tonight. He showed me his nose on an early restart and I knew I had to switch it up and get going. Honestly, for the amount of rain they've had here, you can't really ask for much more. They did a great job for the hand they were dealt and I'm excited to see how tomorrow turns out."
Chasing Haudenschild to the checkered flag with his second runner-up result of the season was Carson Macedo, who was hoping to beat the #17 to six wins first. The five-time victor for Jason Johnson Racing was solid all night long in the #41, but struggled to capitalize as Haudenschild aced each restart and the subsequential run into lap traffic.
The Lemoore, CA native had one final Hail Mary chance on the final lap, but couldn't muster a big enough run and settled for a 0.514-second margin of victory when it was all said and done.
"Lap cars were tough tonight," Macedo mentioned. "You really had to hustle around them with how much grip the bottom had. I knew that was probably my best bet, but I just couldn't get there when I needed to. Definitely a great night, though, and we'll take this into tomorrow hoping to make it a win."
Finishing on the podium for the first time in more than two months was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT was riding 12 top-10 results in 13 starts with an average finish of 7.2 entering the night. They had been consistent, but not nearly as stout as expected. That changed on Friday as DG matched his Beaver Dam career-best with a fourth third-place effort in the Huset's Speedway machine.
"It just feels good to get back up on the podium," Gravel noted. "I felt like we maybe had a car fast enough to win, but you need the perfect start with how the track was - and we got that - but that red flag to start really hurt us. I'm thinking tomorrow night we'll probably see a way different track. We don't want to be here in third place, but I've been off the podium for a while, so it's good to bring Cody [Jacobs], Trey [Bowman], and Zach [Patterson] back up here where they belong."
The red flag Gravel mentioned was a gnarly three-car crash involving Kraig Kinser, JJ Hickle, and Josh Schneiderman down the backstretch on the opening lap. The #2 had assumed early command of the lead, but the nasty tri-flip occurred before everyone could complete Lap 1. On the ensuing restart, James McFadden of Roth Motorsports went for his one wild ride on the first circuit. Thankfully, all drivers climbed from their cars under their own power.
Rounding out the top five was Spencer Bayston, making his Beaver Dam debut, with a fourth-place finish in the CJB #5, and Logan Schuchart of Shark Racing with a P5 result. Closing out the top-10 behind them was Brad Sweet in sixth, Rico Abreu in seventh, Giovanni Scelzi in eighth, Donny Schatz in ninth, and Aaron Reutzel in tenth.
NOS NOTEBOOK (BEAVER DAM RACEWAY, 6/17/22)
Sheldon Haudenschild's 28th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory puts him beyond Paul McMahan and Tim Shaffer, and into a tie with Kerry Madsen for 21st on the All-Time Win List. His victory brings the Haudenschild family to 100 total victories with the Series, thanks to another 72 from his father, "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschilld.
Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway is the fourth venue Haudenschild has multiple World of Outlaws wins at, joining I-55 (MO) Raceway, Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, and Cotton Bowl (TX) Speedway. By commanding another 35 laps on Friday, Haudenschild surpassed 1,000 laps led with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. He's the 15th different driver to reach that milestone since the turning of the century in 2000.
Carson Macedo's P2 finish marked the 50th top-three finish of his young career, making him the 42nd driver in 45 seasons of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to reach 50 podium finishes.
Among the most notable season-debut performances on Friday was that of Rusty Borland, who earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a 23rd-to-15th run as he laid down his career-best finish with the Series.
UP NEXT (Sat) – The 12th annual Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial concludes on Saturday, June 18 with a $20,000-to-winn show awaiting The Greatest Show on Dirt at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway. After that, a four-race week awaits the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with a quartet of Huset's Speedway shows (Wed-Sat) capped off with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.
NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [$5,500]; 3. 2-David Gravel [$3,200]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston [$2,600]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$2,350]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [$2,150]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [$2,100]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [$1,950]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [$1,900]; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel [$1,850]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [$1,400]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [$1,200]; 13. 73-Scotty Thiel [$1,000]; 14. 20G-Noah Gass [$950]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [$900]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech [$900]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price [$900]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [$900]; 19. 39-Jake Blackhurst [$900]; 20. 83-James McFadden [$900]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [$900]; 22. 25-JJ Hickle [$900]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$900]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [$900]. Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award:23-Russel Borland[+8]
NEW Championship Standings (After 27/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,750); 2. Carson Macedo (-58); 3. David Gravel (-58); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-62); 5. Logan Schuchart (-86); 6. Donny Schatz (-164); 7. Spencer Bayston (-190); 8. James McFadden (-242); 9. Jacob Allen (-348); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-448).