Independence Day Spectacular
Cedar Lake Speedway | New Richmond, WI
Saturday, July 02, 2022
Event Info

Independence Day Spectacular
July 1, 2022 to July 2, 2022
Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Event Description
Before the fireworks on July 4th, watch the fireworks fly at Cedar Lake Speedway for an epic doubleheader event with "The Greatest Show on Dirt."

Series Racing
Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

Late Model Track Record
12.972 seconds by Jason Rauen

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
35

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

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Yes

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers / chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
Both sides of stadium have wheel chair accessible seating

Handicapped Parking
Outside the front gate

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

Personal Coolers
Coolers are permitted at the speedway, however you are NOT ALLOWED to bring in any alcoholic beverages or glass containers.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Beer and wine will be available to purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in Grandstands

Family Section
all areas are family friendly

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Closest Airport
Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Other Airport
Eau Claire, WI (EAU / KEAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Track Info

Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Track Phone
(715) 248-7119

Ticket Phone
(612) 363-0479

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.375;

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

LONG TIME COMING: Brock Zearfoss Jets Back to World of Outlaws Victory Lane at Cedar Lake

It was five years ago this month when Brock Zearfoss scored one for the PA Posse at the 2017 Summer Nationals, recording his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win at one of his home tracks, Williams Grove Speedway.

Since then, 1,807 days had passed and 169 races had come and gone with zero wins against The Greatest Show on Dirt. On Saturday night, that streak was finally snapped. The Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill #3Z made a triumphant visit to Victory Lane at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway, beating reigning champ Brad Sweet and earning one of the sweetest wins of his career.

It’s no secret that the process has been grueling for the Jonestown, PA native since joining the Series full-time in 2021. There were nights when Zearfoss wanted to throw in the towel and head back home, but when you love it this much, he knew deep down that was never an option.

Ask any established superstar on the World of Outlaws trail – Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, etc. – winning vs. the greatest Sprint Car drivers on the planet isn’t some overnight transition. They’ve all gone through those character-building moments of getting kicked in the dirt and losing night-in and night-out before the wins come consistently. But they all stuck with it and it paid off, a sensational joy that Zearfoss experienced himself on Saturday night.

Don’t be mistaken, either, this was no right time, right place, fluke-ish victory by The Jonestown Jet. The 31-year-old sophomore runner went wheel-to-wheel with Brad Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 on a racey 3/8-mile surface, and straight up outran the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion.

“I’m speechless,” an emotional Zearfoss said in Victory Lane. “Nobody really knows how hard this team has worked. They’ve never given up on me, even on the nights that I think they should’ve. It’s not easy out here at all. I’ve been in this sport a long time, but racing at all these new tracks with this Series is so damn challenging. You get your butt kicked every single night against the Outlaws. This shows how far our team has come. We’ve been getting a lot better, and I hope this is only the start.

“I’ve told myself plenty of times that I should be coming off the road and that I can’t do this anymore, but deep in my heart I know this is where I need to be. We’ve all worked so hard to get to this level, we belong here and I want to prove that. It’s been a long time coming for sure. This is amazing.”

Brock Zearfoss makes it 14 different winners in 2022 with the World of Outlaws. [Trent Gower]

Offering three different leaders for the sixth consecutive race, the fourth-starting Zearfoss never assumed command until after halfway when a chaotic caution stripped second-running Giovanni Scelzi, third-running David Gravel, and fourth-running Logan Schuchart of position all at once.

The Lap 19 restart proved to be the ultimate game changer as Zearfoss fired off next to Sweet and executed a pitch-perfect run into turn one to steal the lead away. Sweet gave it all he had over the final 16 laps and found his way to Zearfoss’ rear bumper on several occasions, but a timely caution halted his shot at the #3Z each time.

“I knew I needed to nail that restart,” Zearfoss said on battling Sweet. “I knew my car was great in clean air, but I figured Brad would be the man to beat if I had to get too deep into lap traffic. I just needed to be consistent, but let me tell you that’s not east with the #49 breathing down your neck.”

Stretching out a 3.182-second margin of victory at the line, Zearfoss rode off into the sunset as a last-lap blunder by Sweet allowed David Gravel to complete a miraculous effort in his Big Game Motorsports #2. The Watertown, CT native went to the work area with a flat right rear tire on Lap 19, then drove from 16th-to-sixth in a quick six laps, and finished his charge with a stellar late-race rally to run it up to P2.

“I just can’t win a race here lately,” Gravel noted after his seventh runner-up result at Cedar Lake. “We didn’t give up, though, and I knew it would be a fight when my guys got the new tire on and sent me back out. We’ve been struggling a bit in the A-Main, but that changed tonight. I have to say congratulations to Brock. It can be depressing out here getting your butt kicked every night, but moments like that for him are why you work so hard.”

Current championship leader Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA continued his otherworldly career at Cedar Lake with an 11th podium finish in his last 12 starts at the track. As disaster struck other title contenders, The Big Cat enjoyed a big night in the points and pulled away to +38 margin through 34/77 events.

“I made a huge mistake choosing the top on that restart,” Sweet said afterward. “It’s funny because I complained last night when Donny [Schatz] was in the same situation, and I did it the same way tonight. Once I lost the lead we just never got back to lap traffic and I needed that. We’ll turn our focus to these big money races coming up next.”

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to Cedar Lake Speedway on June 30 & July 1, 2023. [Trent Gower]

The Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart (fourth) and Jacob Allen (fifth) rounded out the top-five at Cedar Lake Speedway, the only track where both the #1A and #1S have scored World of Outlaws wins.

Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan, WI drove forward from 13th-to-sixth in his family-owned #73, setting a new career-best finish against The Greatest Show on Dirt. Donny Schatz brought the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 home in seventh, while Spencer Bayston advanced from 14th-to-eighth in his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports #5.

Sheldon Haudenschild survived a late-race rush to the work area with a ninth-place effort in the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17. Closing out the top-10 and claiming KSE Hard Charger honors was Kraig Kinser with a 20th-to-1oth bid in his #11K machine.

NOS NOTEBOOK (CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY, 7/2/22)

Brock Zearfoss’ second-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory makes him the 97th driver with multiple wins in Series history. He most notably joins active drivers Greg Wilson, Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, and Parker Price-Miller in a tie for 81st on the All-Time Win List.

A win for Zearfoss brings the count to 14 different winners through 34 World of Outlaws Features this season. The exciting battles continued as Saturday made it six-straight races with a trio of different leaders at the front of the field.

Some sort of trouble hampered second, third, fourth, and fifth in the championship points as Sweet enjoyed a peaceful night battling for the win and extending his lead. Carson Macedo flipped down the backstretch and failed to finish the race in 22nd, while Haudenschild, Gravel & Schuchart all visited the work area but rallied for top-10 efforts.

Brad Sweet (11.707) opened the night by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying, earning his second QuickTime of the year and the 62nd of his World of Outlaws career. Scoring NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins was David Gravel (195th career), Donny Schatz (498th career), and Brock Zearfoss (10th career).

Giovanni Scelzi won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and led the opening six laps of the Feature, but cut a tire and went into the fence while running second on Lap 19 of the 35-lapper.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The Greatest Show on Dirt now heads to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on Friday, July 8 and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 9. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [5][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,500]; 6. 73-Scotty Thiel [13][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston [14][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Robbie Price [10][$1,600]; 12. 83-James McFadden [8][$1,400]; 13. 34DD-Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,200]; 14. 24T-Christopher Thram [12][$1,100]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [21][$1,050]; 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson [22][$1,000]; 17. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [19][$1,000]; 18. 6-Bill Rose [23][$1,000]; 19. 84-Scott Bogucki [18][$1,000]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$1,000]; 21. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [7][$1,000]; 22. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$1,000]; 23. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [1][$1,000]; 24. 199-Ryan Bowers [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Giovanni Scelzi 1-6, Brad Sweet 7-19, Brock Zearfoss 20-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+10]

NEW Championship Standings (After 34/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (4,646); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (-38); 3. Carson Macedo (-56); 4. David Gravel (-58); 5. Logan Schuchart (-72); 6. Donny Schatz (-160); 7. Spencer Bayston (-190); 8. James McFadden (-242); 9. Jacob Allen (-354); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-498).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+33ZBrock Zearfoss 350.00017Running150$10,000
25+32David Gravel 35-3.182Running146$6,000
32-149Brad Sweet 35-3.26812Running144$3,500
43-11SLogan Schuchart 35-4.421Running142$2,800
59+41AJacob Allen 35-4.692Running140$2,500
613+773Scotty Thiel 35-5.328Running138$2,300
76-115Donny Schatz 35-5.488Running136$2,200
814+65Spencer Bayston 35-5.604Running134$2,100
911+217Sheldon Haudenschild 35-6.306Running132$2,050
1020+1011KKraig Kinser 35-6.443Running130$2,000
1110-17SRobbie Price 35-7.791Running128$1,600
128-483James McFadden 35-13.594Running126$1,400
1317+434DDBrooke Tatnell 34-1 LapsRunning124$1,200
1412-224TChristopher Thram 34-1 LapsRunning122$1,100
1521+623Russel Borland 34-1 LapsRunning120$1,050
1622+697Alan Gilbertson 34-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1719+249JJosh Schneiderman 34-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1823+56Bill Rose 34-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1918-184Scott Bogucki 30-5 LapsRunning112$1,000
2016-49Kasey Kahne 30-5 LapsRunning110$1,000
217-141AUMarcus Dumesny 24-11 LapsRunning108$1,000
2215-741Carson Macedo 24-11 LapsRunning106$1,000
231-2218Giovanni Scelzi 18-17 Laps6Running104$1,000
24240199Ryan Bowers 17-18 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+149JJosh Schneiderman 120.00012Running0$0
23+111KKraig Kinser 12-1.795Running0$0
34+123Russel Borland 12-6.773Running0$0
47+397Alan Gilbertson 12-7.809Running0$0
5506Bill Rose 12-8.664Running0$0
69+3199Ryan Bowers 12-9.302Running0$0
71-619Paige Polyak 12-9.632Running90$300
86-229Hunter Custer 12-11.681Running90$250
98-1O5Brandon Allen 4-8 LapsRunning90$225
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 60.0006Running
22049Brad Sweet 6-0.515Running
34+11SLogan Schuchart 6-2.260Running
43-13ZBrock Zearfoss 6-2.604Running
56+12David Gravel 6-2.732Running
65-115Donny Schatz 6-3.618Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+12David Gravel 80.0008Running
21-149Brad Sweet 8-1.221Running
3301AUMarcus Dumesny 8-3.537Running
4407SRobbie Price 8-3.726Running
55073Scotty Thiel 8-5.132Running
6609Kasey Kahne 8-6.207Running
77049JJosh Schneiderman 8-7.833Running
88023Russel Borland 8-9.420Running
99097Alan Gilbertson 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015Donny Schatz 80.0008Running
22018Giovanni Scelzi 8-2.024Running
34+183James McFadden 8-3.725Running
46+217Sheldon Haudenschild 8-4.795Running
5505Spencer Bayston 8-5.381Running
67+134DDBrooke Tatnell 8-6.646Running
73-419Paige Polyak 8-8.470Running
8806Bill Rose 8-9.298Running
990O5Brandon Allen 8-11.220Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1103ZBrock Zearfoss 80.0008Running
23+11SLogan Schuchart 8-1.135Running
34+11AJacob Allen 8-1.977Running
42-224TChristopher Thram 8-2.549Running
56+141Carson Macedo 8-3.293Running
65-184Scott Bogucki 8-3.854Running
77011KKraig Kinser 8-4.820Running
88029Hunter Custer 8-8.578Running
990199Ryan Bowers 8-9.446Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
12249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.7070.000
2115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.774-0.067
333ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.841-0.134
4122David Gravel Watertown, CT11.933-0.226
5718Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.954-0.247
6524TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN11.956-0.249
791AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW11.984-0.277
82019Paige Polyak Tiffin, OH12.025-0.318
9141SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.033-0.326
1067SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC12.037-0.330
111183James McFadden Alice Springs, NT12.062-0.355
1281AJacob Allen Hanover, PA12.076-0.369
131673Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI12.079-0.372
14245Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.096-0.389
151384Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA12.102-0.395
16179Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA12.129-0.422
172517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.148-0.441
182741Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA12.167-0.460
19449JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA12.178-0.471
201534DDBrooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW12.226-0.519
211811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN12.249-0.542
221023Russel Borland Kewaskum, WI12.777-1.070
23236Bill Rose Plainfield, IN12.892-1.185
242629Hunter Custer Chippewa Falls, WI12.996-1.289
252197Alan Gilbertson Kasson, MN13.108-1.401
2619O5Brandon Allen St. Peter, MN13.187-1.480
272199Ryan Bowers Nowthen, MN13.978-2.271

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