Texas Two-Step
Saturday, March 05, 2022
Event Info

Texas Two-Step
March 4, 2022 to March 5, 2022
Cotton Bowl Speedway
1175 Co Rd 202
Paige, TX 

Event Description
The start to a double barrel Texas weekend for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
13.356 seconds by Aaron Reutzel on 3/19/21

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Event Hashtag
#TexasTwostep

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Top 7 Rows of Sections A-I

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Handicapped Seating
Front Stretch

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors 17 and younger must submit a Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability.

Personal Coolers
Coolers with beer are allowed for $10. No other food or drinks allowed. Coolers must not be bigger than 10"X13"X9". All Coolers are subject to inspection upon entering the facility.

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
CBS does not sell alcohol at the track. Coolers no bigger than 10"X13"X9" are allowed in with beer only for $10. No glass bottles.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands

Parking Cost
$5 day of event, $6 credit card day of event

Camping Availability
offsite, onsite

Camping Cost
$100 in advance, $125 at the Gate (Cash ONLY)

Closest Airport
Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Other Airport
College Station, TX (CLL / KCLL) Easterwood Airport

Track Info

Cotton Bowl Speedway
1175 Co Rd 202
Paige, TX 

Track Phone
(512) 619-2503

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.375; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
13.356 seconds by Aaron Reutzel on 3/19/21

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

TAMING TEXAS: Carson Macedo Claims Elusive Cotton Bowl Victory for 1st of 2022

Carson Macedo and Cotton Bowl Speedway started on the wrong foot, there’s no denying that, but that relationship is now in the mending process following an ecstatic victory in Saturday’s Texas Two-Step finale.

It goes back to his debut at the Paige, TX 1/3-mile last year, which began a streak of three races that included one destroyed car, two flips in a single night, and zero top-10 finishes. That wasn’t anything like his experience this time, though, as this one had more of a confetti-filled and picture-taking vibe to the night.

“I remember leaving here last year thinking it was the worst night of my career,” Macedo mentioned on how the redemption felt. “We cleaned out a lot of parts that weekend and I was crushed with the way I ran. To come back this year and pull off a win the way we just did, even after last night, shows the strength of this Jason Johnson Racing team.”

The 25-year-old native of Lemoore, CA started sixth in the 30-lapper and immediately powered forward to prove his Albaugh #41 was a winning contender. A heated battle for second and third consumed much of the middle stages, but the battle really began once Macedo secured second on Lap 21 and set his sights on leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. He caught him and slid by on Lap 27, taking the lead and running away with his 18th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

“I don’t think I’ve calmed down yet, my heart rate is still pretty high,” Macedo joked. “I knew I had a good car, but it felt like I was making the wrong decisions early on. We struggled last night pretty bad, but Phil [Dietz] did what he does best and came back to give me a car capable of winning. It was a lot more technical tonight, so the more patient I was, the faster I went.”

More than anything, Macedo’s rewarding Cotton Bowl score comes with perfect timing and loads of momentum. It served as a welcomed first victory of the season and came one week before The Greatest Show on Dirt heads to his home state of California, where plenty of local and favorite tracks are waiting.

“It’s always crucial to knock out that first win as early as you can,” Macedo added. “It’s crazy how much pressure something like this can lift off your shoulders. Such a great confidence booster especially with all of my home tracks coming up next.”

Macedo’s winning move on Hafertepe came on Lap 27 of 30 amid lap traffic. [Trent Gower]

On the other end of the story is home state hero Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, TX, who nearly pieced together a perfect night to conclude the Texas Two-Step. The driver of the #15H recorded Slick Woody’s QuickTime, won his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and led 26 laps before finishing second in the Feature at Cotton Bowl.

He dropped some knowledge from a Sprint Car legend, noted his team is only getting better, and received a roar of applause from the Paige, TX crowd during his post-race interview.

“Rich Ferkel told me a long time ago that you don’t get very many opportunities to win races, so you have to seize every one you do get,” Haferted said. “I just didn’t do that in lap traffic tonight. We started this year really bad, though, so to be where we are at now is awesome. We’re not an Outlaw team, but we’re trying to be. We’re trying to do everything the right way. Hopefully, we can spend a lot more time on the frontstretch this year.”

Earning a slice of his own redemption was James McFadden, who suffered a flat tire while leading on Friday, and returned to finish third on Saturday. It’s the second podium through an impressive opening stint in his new Roth Motorsports #83 ride.”

“We were in the hunt, but just made a few too many mistakes tonight,” McFadden said. “I’m incredibly happy with this Roth #83, though, it’s been fast out of the box every single night. It’s a privilege to be on the World of Outlaws tour with such a competitive car. I hope we can get Dennis and Theresa a win or two in their home state these next few weeks.”

Logan Schuchart claimed KSE Hard Charger honors with a 12th to fourth charge in the Shark Racing #1S, while championship leader David Gravel turned in another top-five finish for the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday night was Brock Zearfoss with a season-best sixth, defending champion Brad Sweet in seventh, Donny Schatz in eighth with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Giovanni Scelzi in ninth, and Rico Abreu with a season-best 10th.

Updated Career Podium Totals — Macedo (42nd), McFadden (27th), Hafertepe (19th). [Trent Gower]

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOTEBOOK (Cotton Bowl Speedway – March 5, 2022)

Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) is now tied with Brad Doty (Apple Creek, OH) at 18 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victories, ranking 31st on the All-Time Win List.

Of Macedo’s 18 victories, Cotton Bowl Speedway is the 13th different track he’s won at and Texas is the 12th different state he’s won in. His four laps are also tied for the least amount he’s ever led in any World of Outlaws win.

Brad Sweet’s five-for-five record of never missing the podium at Cotton Bowl was snapped on Saturday, as the defending Series champion finished seventh in the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman returned to competition on Saturday, substituting for former boss Kasey Kahne in the same #9 car he won his title with. The new Texas resident and owner of UltraShield Products finished 22nd after transferring from the Last Chance Showdown.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. became the fifth driver in five races to earn the Slick Woody’s QuickTime Award, bringing the driver of the #15H to a total of 15 QuickTimes in his World of Outlaws career. He circled Cotton Bowl in 13.612 seconds.

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Sam Hafertepe Jr. (48th career), Kraig Kinser (122nd career), and Jacob Allen (36th career). Sam Hafertepe Jr. kept his perfect night alive with a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash victory as well.

Ayrton Gennetten (Versailles, MO) completed a weekend sweep of the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown, winning both Friday and Saturday races in his #3.

Tanner Thorson (15th) and Daryn Pittman (22nd) both qualified for their first World of Outlaws Feature of the 2022 season.

UP NEXT (Next Friday) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now heads west for a three-week trip to California including races at Thunderbowl Raceway (March 11-12), Merced Speedway (March 18), Ocean Speedway (March 19), Bakersfield Speedway (March 25), and Perris Auto Speedway (March 26). Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE or watch every race LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$10,000]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [7][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,100]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$2,000]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$1,200]; 14. 84-Scott Bogucki [16][$1,100]; 15. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson [14][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$1,000]; 17. 24W-Garet Williamson [17][$1,000]; 18. 8-Aaron Reutzel [23][$1,000]; 19. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [19][$1,000]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass [22][$1,000]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [2][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-26, Carson Macedo 27-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (After 5/90 Races): 1. David Gravel (714); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-16); 3. Donny Schatz (-16); 4. Brad Sweet (-32); 5. James McFadden (-32); 6. Carson Macedo (-40); 7. Logan Schuchart (-60); 8. Cory Eliason (-76); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-80); 10. Aaron Reutzel (-84).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
16+541Carson Macedo 300.0004Running150$10,000
21-115HSam Hafertepe Jr30-1.30726Running146$6,000
37+483James McFadden 30-2.034Running144$3,500
412+81SLogan Schuchart 30-2.540Running142$2,800
5502David Gravel 30-4.221Running140$2,500
68+23ZBrock Zearfoss 30-4.527Running138$2,300
79+249Brad Sweet 30-4.828Running136$2,200
810+215Donny Schatz 30-5.225Running134$2,100
911+218Giovanni Scelzi 30-6.188Running132$2,050
1018+824Rico Abreu 30-6.888Running130$2,000
1115+45Spencer Bayston 30-7.340Running128$1,600
1213+117Sheldon Haudenschild 30-7.585Running126$1,400
133-1011KKraig Kinser 30-8.648Running124$1,200
1416+284Scott Bogucki 30-10.916Running122$1,100
1514-119AZTanner Thorson 30-12.418Running120$1,050
164-121AJacob Allen 30-13.387Running118$1,000
1717024WGaret Williamson 30-14.684Running116$1,000
1823+58Aaron Reutzel 30-16.510Running114$1,000
191903Ayrton Gennetten 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2021+121Brian Brown 29-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2122+120GNoah Gass 29-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2224+29Daryn Pittman 24-6 LapsRunning106$1,000
2320-32CWayne Johnson 9-21 LapsRunning104$1,000
242-2226Cory Eliason 0-30 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1103Ayrton Gennetten 120.00012Running0$0
2202CWayne Johnson 12-1.173Running0$0
33021Brian Brown 12-3.156Running0$0
44020GNoah Gass 12-4.500Running0$0
59+48Aaron Reutzel 12-5.448Running0$0
65-19Daryn Pittman 12-5.728Running0$0
7707SJason Sides 12-6.697Running90$300
88027Carson McCarl 12-7.025Running90$250
910+199XDalton Stevens 12-7.695Running90$225
106-46Bill Rose 12-8.670Running90$200
111104Austin Mundie 7-5 LapsRunning90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015HSam Hafertepe Jr60.0006Running
22026Cory Eliason 6-1.872Running
33011KKraig Kinser 6-2.547Running
4401AJacob Allen 6-3.382Running
56+12David Gravel 6-4.602Running
65-141Carson Macedo 6-5.095Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015HSam Hafertepe Jr80.0008Running
22026Cory Eliason 8-1.011Running
33083James McFadden 8-1.293Running
47+315Donny Schatz 8-4.180Running
54-117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-4.289Running
66084Scott Bogucki 8-6.559Running
78+121Brian Brown 8-8.063Running
85-33Ayrton Gennetten 8-8.900Running
99027Carson McCarl 8-9.884Running
101004Austin Mundie 8-13.046Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011KKraig Kinser 80.0008Running
23+141Carson Macedo 8-1.803Running
32-13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-1.806Running
44018Giovanni Scelzi 8-3.410Running
57+219AZTanner Thorson 8-4.674Running
65-124WGaret Williamson 8-6.101Running
710+320GNoah Gass 8-6.755Running
89+16Bill Rose 8-8.739Running
98-18Aaron Reutzel 8-9.470Running
106-42CWayne Johnson 8-10.449Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 80.0008Running
23+12David Gravel 8-0.414Running
32-149Brad Sweet 8-1.068Running
4401SLogan Schuchart 8-2.425Running
58+35Spencer Bayston 8-4.357Running
65-124Rico Abreu 8-5.384Running
7709Daryn Pittman 8-6.107Running
86-27SJason Sides 8-7.617Running
99099XDalton Stevens 8-9.198Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1315HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.6120.000
21311KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.658-0.046
3121AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.740-0.128
41526Cory Eliason Visalia, CA13.776-0.164
523ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.780-0.168
6649Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.821-0.209
7483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.955-0.343
82441Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.957-0.345
9232David Gravel Watertown, CT13.974-0.362
101017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.990-0.378
11818Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.000-0.388
1291SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.108-0.496
13183Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO14.161-0.549
14524WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO14.187-0.575
151624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA14.201-0.589
16184Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA14.202-0.590
17142CWayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK14.227-0.615
18287SJason Sides Bartlett, TN14.305-0.693
192515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.316-0.704
201719AZTanner Thorson Minden, NV14.337-0.725
2179Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK14.344-0.732
222621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.385-0.773
23198Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX14.404-0.792
24225Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN14.491-0.879
252027Carson McCarl Altoona, IA14.561-0.949
26116Bill Rose Plainfield, IN14.578-0.966
272999XDalton Stevens Scurry, TX14.625-1.013
28274Austin Mundie Crandall, TX14.734-1.122
292120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.887-1.275

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