Skagit Nationals
Skagit Speedway | Burlington, WA
Saturday, September 03, 2022
Race Recap  

FEELIN' FRUITY: David Gravel Banks $26,000 at Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals

The sixth different winner in six races at Skagit Speedway brought us a new champion of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on Saturday night.

Leading all 35 laps, David Gravel outlasted Brad Sweet and Spencer Bayston in a torrid run through lap traffic to cash the $26,000 check in front of a packed house at the Alger, WA facility. The victory not only cut his championship deficit down to -76 points but also delivered a milestone moment for Gravel as he collected his 75th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

Only reading the box score would be a bit misleading as Bayston for the first 28 laps and Sweet for the final seven never let Gravel gain an edge over the competition. After the only restart of the race on Lap 6, the lead trio never let each other out of sight and saved the best for last when they nearly went side-by-side for the lead at the white flag lap.

Ultimately, Gravel survived the challenges of both competitors and held on to win by 0.242-seconds at the stripe. It’s his third win at Washington’s Skagit Speedway and his sixth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season aboard the Big Game Motorsports, Huset’s Speedway, Billion Automotive #2.

“I saw his right front at the white flag so I knew he was close,” Gravel said on the final lap. “He got halfway underneath me, but I was always really comfortable on the bottom of turns 1&2, so I felt fine. You try to be somewhat conservative so you can step it up if you need to like that. The track changed quite a bit and the car changed with it, so shoutout to my guys Cody [Jacobs], Trey [Bowman], and Zach [Patterson]. It feels great to get another big win.”

The top-two championship contenders battled all night on Saturday at Skagit. [Trent Gower]

Falling short at the checkered flag with his ninth runner-up result of 2022 was championship leader Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.”The Big Cat” rallied by Bayston and made his way to Gravel for the win, but struggled to complete the pass in the closing laps as he chased his fifth win of the year. He’ll now put on the business cap as he promotes and competes in next week’s Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

“It was close,” Sweet said with a smirk. “I got under him off turn four, but I just needed to be a bit more forward on him. I saw the white and I knew he would try to get down on me. It was good, hard racing, though. I got by Spencer and knew I could pace David, but it was about waiting for the right opportunity. He did a great job of moving around a lot and I struggled to time that. It hurts a bit, I definitely think we had a car capable of winning, but happy to leave here with three top-fives.”

After hounding Gravel all throughout the opening half of the race, Spencer Bayston slipped back to finish third and complete an impressive turnaround on the weekend. It’s the first podium for the leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender since they last won at Huset’s (ND) Speedway in June. Now the Lebanon, IN native turns attention to his Gold Cup Race of Champions debut in the CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber, Signing Day Sports #5.

“That’s a win in our books right now,” Bayston said in his return to the podium. “I’m so proud of Barry [Jackson], Scott [Vogelsong], and Hayden [Lloyd]. A lot of work has gone into getting me more and more comfortable. There are just certain things that I feel I need as a rookie to carry me and the car, and I think we’re getting back there. It feels awesome to be back on a podium and contending for wins again.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Gravel (187th), Sweet (254th), Bayston (7th). [Trent Gower]

James McFadden, who was a winning contender that was dealt heartbreak on Thursday and Friday, wrapped up his challenging weekend at Skagit with a fourth-place finish in the Roth Motorsports #83. He was followed by Robbie Price, of Cobble Hill, British Columbia, who drove the Jason Sides #7S to his second-career top-five finish in as many weeks.

Closing out the top-10 on Saturday night was Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Brock Zearfoss in the Brock Zearfoss Racing #3Z, and Jacob Allen in the Shark Racing #1A.

UP NEXT (Mon) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take Sunday off before resuming racing on Monday, September 5 with a Labor Day Spectacular at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [1][$26,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$8,000]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston [2][$4,000]; 4. 83-James McFadden [3][$3,000]; 5. 7S-Robbie Price [6][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [9][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,100]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,000]; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes [10][$1,600]; 12. 14-Corey Day [15][$1,400]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 14. 17S-JJ Hickle [13][$1,100]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [18][$1,050]; 16. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,000]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 18. 5T-Ryan Timms [23][$1,000]; 19. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [22][$1,000]; 20. 46JR-Joel Myers [19][$1,000]; 21. 96-Greg Hamilton [11][$1,000]; 22. 2L-Logan Forler [14][$1,000]; 23. 18-Jason Solwold [20][$1,000]; 24. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8].

NEW Championship Standings (55/72 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (7,414); 2. David Gravel (-76); 3. Carson Macedo (-106); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-168); 5. Donny Schatz (-206); 6. Logan Schuchart (-274); 7. James McFadden (-462); 8. Spencer Bayston (-470); 9. Jacob Allen (-654); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-794).

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Feature Results
1102David Gravel 350.00035Running150$10,000
24+249Brad Sweet 35-0.242Running146$6,000
32-15Spencer Bayston 35-0.451Running144$3,500
43-183James McFadden 35-1.378Running142$2,800
56+17SRobbie Price 35-4.580Running140$2,500
67+117Sheldon Haudenschild 35-5.361Running138$2,300
79+241Carson Macedo 35-6.735Running136$2,200
812+415Donny Schatz 35-6.906Running134$2,100
95-43ZBrock Zearfoss 35-7.238Running132$2,050
108-21AJacob Allen 35-8.394Running130$2,000
1110-118TTanner Holmes 35-8.631Running128$1,600
1215+314Corey Day 35-9.584Running126$1,400
1321+81SLogan Schuchart 35-9.627Running124$1,200
1413-117SJ.J. Hickle 35-9.678Running122$1,100
1518+355Trey Starks 35-10.377Running120$1,050
1617+183JRKerry Madsen 35-11.032Running118$1,000
1716-141SDominic Scelzi 35-11.398Running116$1,000
1823+55TRyan Timms 35-12.007Running114$1,000
1922+321SJesse Schlotfeldt 35-13.035Running112$1,000
2019-146JRJoel Myers Jr34-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2111-1096Greg Hamilton 34-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2214-82LLogan Forler 34-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2320-318Jason Solwold 34-1 LapsRunning104$1,000
2424021Mitchell Faccinto 34-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+11SLogan Schuchart 120.0003Running0$0
21-121SJesse Schlotfeldt 12-0.9339Running0$0
3305TRyan Timms 12-1.314Running0$0
44021Mitchell Faccinto 12-2.466Running0$0
5507Tyler Thompson 12-5.218Running90$300
68+211KKraig Kinser 12-6.663Running90$250
710+320GNoah Gass 12-8.705Running90$225
87-114BBailey Jean 12-9.684Running90$200
911+219Colby Thornhill 12-10.177Running90$200
109-16Bill Rose 12-12.524Running90$200
116-553Jessie Attard 3-9 LapsRunning90$200
1212006TMalachi Gemmer 3-9 LapsRunning90$200
Dash 1 Results
12+12David Gravel 60.0006Running0$0
21-15Spencer Bayston 6-2.454Running0$0
34+183James McFadden 6-3.095Running0$0
46+249Brad Sweet 6-3.515Running0$0
53-23ZBrock Zearfoss 6-5.461Running0$0
68+27SRobbie Price 6-6.369Running0$0
75-217Sheldon Haudenschild 6-7.345Running0$0
87-11AJacob Allen 6-8.971Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 80.0008Running
2207SRobbie Price 8-2.200Running
33041Carson Macedo 8-3.193Running
47+317SJ.J. Hickle 8-5.188Running
54-183JRKerry Madsen 8-6.006Running
65-11SLogan Schuchart 8-6.609Running
76-17Tyler Thompson 8-8.581Running
8806Bill Rose 8-10.576Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 80.0008Running
2205Spencer Bayston 8-1.911Running
34+118TTanner Holmes 8-4.490Running
43-12LLogan Forler 8-6.533Running
55055Trey Starks 8-7.514Running
6605TRyan Timms 8-8.216Running
77053Jessie Attard 8-9.546Running
88020GNoah Gass 8-12.131Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 80.0008Running
22083James McFadden 8-1.810Running
34+196Greg Hamilton 8-4.343Running
46+214Corey Day 8-4.817Running
55046JRJoel Myers Jr8-5.773Running
63-321SJesse Schlotfeldt 8-6.698Running
78+114BBailey Jean 8-8.073Running
87-119Colby Thornhill 8-9.550Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
2202David Gravel 8-2.029Running
33015Donny Schatz 8-3.174Running
44041SDominic Scelzi 8-5.196Running
55018Jason Solwold 8-6.554Running
66021Mitchell Faccinto 8-7.594Running
77011KKraig Kinser 8-8.966Running
88006TMalachi Gemmer 8-10.573Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.0880.000
283ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.127-0.039
331AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.153-0.065
41049Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.180-0.092
577SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.185-0.097
645Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.285-0.197
73183James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.327-0.239
8242David Gravel Watertown, CT11.372-0.284
92041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.374-0.286
10122LLogan Forler Boise, ID11.394-0.306
112521SJesse Schlotfeldt Arlington, WA11.416-0.328
122715Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.480-0.392
13983JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.511-0.423
141918TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR11.513-0.425
15296Greg Hamilton Burlington, WA11.515-0.427
161341SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.550-0.462
17261SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.552-0.464
181755Trey Starks Puyallup, WA11.579-0.491
19546JRJoel Myers JrSanta Rosa, CA11.604-0.516
202818Jason Solwold Burlington, WA11.604-0.516
21167Tyler Thompson Harrisburg, OR11.605-0.517
22225TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.621-0.533
231414Corey Day Clovis, CA11.622-0.534
241821Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA11.635-0.547
251117SJ.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA11.689-0.601
262353Jessie Attard Landilo, NSW11.703-0.615
271519Colby Thornhill Enumclaw, WA11.775-0.687
283211KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.842-0.754
29296Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.876-0.788
30120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.896-0.808
313014BBailey Jean Granite Falls, WA11.969-0.881
32606TMalachi Gemmer Lakewood, WA12.124-1.036
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Skagit Nationals
September 1, 2022 to September 3, 2022
Skagit Speedway
4796 Old Hwy 99 N
Burlington, WA 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws return to Washington for a scenic swing that starts with the annual Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals for three nights on a tight track.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Pacific

Event Hashtag

Sage Fruit

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(360) 724-3567

Options And Prices
Three Day Pass:
Adult (18-61): $120
Junior (7-17) / Senior (62+) / Military: $105
Child (3-6): $30

Thursday: Adult $40, Jr/Sr/ Military $35, Child $10
Friday: Adult $40, Jr/Sr/ Military $35, Child $10
Saturday: Adult $40, Jr/Sr/ Military $35, Child $10

Two and under: FREE

Military, Senior, Student

Grandstand Type

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating with two-day pass only

Family Section Location
Sections A & B are family, non-smoking, non-alcohol.

Handicapped Seating Location
In front of B-2. A reserved seat is not required. Companion seating is available.

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement
Must be 14 years of age or older.

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$30 a night dry camping only

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating with two-day pass only

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of B-2. A reserved seat is not required. Companion seating is available.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older.

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is permitted in beer gardens sections F & G.

Smoking Policy
smoking are permitted in beer gardens sections F & G.

Family Section
Sections A & B are family, non-smoking, non-alcohol.

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$30 a night dry camping only

Track Info  

Skagit Speedway
4796 Old Hwy 99 N
Burlington, WA 

Track Phone
(360) 724-3567

Ticket Phone
(360) 724-3567

Track Size & Type
0.300; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
10.578 seconds by David Gravel

Closest Airport
Bellingham, WA (BLI / KBLI) Bellingham International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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