Night before the Ironman
Friday, August 05, 2022
Event Info

Night before the Ironman
August 5, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Event Description
Only the strongest and the fastest can prove they are worthy of the Ironman title in this grueling 55-lapper with $20,000-to-win on the line after an $8,000 battle on Friday.

For the first time ever, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars are accompanied by the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, battling for $4,000 on Friday and $5,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6PM Motor Heat
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:25PM Opening Ceremonies
7:30PM Racing Begins
*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
only clip on seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

HAIL MARY: Carson Macedo Makes Miraculous Last-Lap Pass on Brad Sweet for I-55 Win

The check was all but written in Brad Sweet’s name on Friday when Carson Macedo came out of nowhere, threw a slider from St. Louis, and pulled off an all-time stunner to steal the win on the Night Before the Ironman.

After controlling the first 29 laps at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, “The Big Cat” appeared poised to complete a clean sweep of the evening and bank his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the 2022 season. The only problem is they don’t pay you for the first 29 laps, they only pay you for those final few feet at the checkered flag and that belonged to Macedo’s Jason Johnson Racing #41.

Capitalizing on bad positioning in lap traffic, Macedo chopped the gap down from 0.753-seconds at the white flag to virtually nothing when he went full send into turn three and committed to clearing the three-time and defending Series champion. It all worked out, though, as he hit the grip, slid across Sweet’s nose, whipped it under the lapper, and crossed the checkered flag while most fans in attendance and those watching on DIRTVision were still trying to process what happened.

It was a move that electrified the Pevely, MO crowd, sent social media into a frenzy, amped up the #41 camp, and dejected the #49 team. There were the highest of highs, and lowest of lows, and the reasons why it’s called The Greatest Show on Dirt.

“There was a little bit of luck involved there,” Macedo acknowledged on Sweet being held up. “I saw him get caught up and then spin the tires down the backstretch and I knew there wasn’t much grip up top where he was pointed. I had been doing it for much of the race where I’d run into turn three as hard as I possibly could to the center and find a little strip of grip with my right rear. That would get me to center off and from there I could just hope he was flustered and couldn’t cross me.”

The sensational victory gives Macedo eight in 2022, tying him with Sheldon Haudenschild as the winningest driver on tour. The 25-year-old now sits on 25 career World of Outlaws wins with 19 of those coming in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, tying him with David Gravel as the winningest driver in team history.

He’s now won back-to-back World of Outlaws Features at I-55, and tomorrow chases a $20,000 payday with his first-career Ironman 55 title on the line.

“Beating Brad, a three-time champion and one of the best out here, like that feels really special,” Macedo added. “That was a really great race. It’s why we’re here, to put on amazing shows like that for you fans. This place is tough, but it’s a lot of fun. You really have to get your elbows up and get after it. Hopefully we can add an Ironman title tomorrow.”

Macedo’s next win will mark the 50th in World of Outlaws competition for Jason Johnson Racing. [Trent Gower]

A heartbroken Brad Sweet, who led by as much as 3.379-seconds at halfway, was vocal on his last-lap traffic incident in Victory Lane. The battle cost him his third win of the season, but he did nail down his 16th podium and extended his championship lead over David Gravel.

“All you can do is hope the lappers race you with respect,” said Sweet, expressing his displeasure. “I gave Marcus [Dumesny] plenty of room there and thought I would get more in return. You know he was the caution before that and he sput out by himself, and almost took us out too. Then he did that there on the last lap and I just don’t think that is how you race people. It is what it is, though, and I could’ve made some different moves to not put myself in that position. It’s unfortunate for us, but Carson did a great job. We’ll be ready to get the Ironman title tomorrow.”

Behind the mayhem up front was James McFadden with his seventh podium finish of the season in third place. The Alice Springs, NT, Australia native continues to show speed in the Roth Motorsports #83, building his momentum towards that long-awaited 99th World of Outlaws win for car owners Dennis & Teresa Roth.

“We kept it on all four wheels and that’s kind of a win with how treacherous it is out there,” McFadden kidded. “I thought I was going to bounce clear back into the trailer at one point. We had a really great car I think, but I lost too much time sliding back and forth with Sheldon [Haudenschild]. I love racing at the place, though. I reckon that the fans really had a lot of fun watching that one. We’ll come back tomorrow ready for 55 more.

Rounding out the top-five on Friday night was two-time I-55 winner, Donny Schatz, in the fourth position aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, and the 2018 Ironman 55 champion, Logan Schuchart, in fifth place in the Shark Racing #1S.

Closing the top-10 in Pevely, MO was David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, Justin Peck, of Monrovia, IN, Lachlan McHugh of Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, and Marcus Dumesny, of Nelson, NSW, Australia.

Updated Career Podium Totals – Macedo (56th), Sweet (249th), McFadden (32nd). [Trent Gower]

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO on Saturday, August 6. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series as the 14th annual Ironman 55 concludes. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 83-James McFadden [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,600]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,350]; 6. 2-David Gravel [12][$2,150]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,100]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [5][$1,950]; 9. 101-Lachlan McHugh [18][$1,900]; 10. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [7][$1,850]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [17][$1,400]; 12. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [21][$1,200]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [24][$1,000]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11][$950]; 15. 35-Zach Hampton [9][$900]; 16. 22S-Slater Helt [15][$900]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [23][$900]; 18. 51B-Joe B-Miller [20][$900]; 19. 7S-Robbie Price [13][$900]; 20. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [19][$900]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$900]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$900]; 23. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [14][$900]; 24. 25-JJ Hickle [22][$900]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-29, Carson Macedo 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+11]

NEW Championship Standings (After 46/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (6,230); 2. David Gravel (-44); 3. Carson Macedo (-110); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-140); 5. Donny Schatz (-176); 6. Logan Schuchart (-190); 7. Spencer Bayston (-352); 8. James McFadden (-350); 9. Jacob Allen (-570); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-674).

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Feature Results
13+241Carson Macedo 300.0001Running150$10,000
21-149Brad Sweet 30-0.44729Running146$5,500
34+183James McFadden 30-3.304Running144$3,200
42-215Donny Schatz 30-5.439Running142$2,600
510+51SLogan Schuchart 30-5.669Running140$2,350
612+62David Gravel 30-7.480Running138$2,150
76-117Sheldon Haudenschild 30-7.687Running136$2,100
85-313Justin Peck 30-10.277Running134$1,950
918+9101Lachlan McHugh 30-13.608Running132$1,900
107-31AUMarcus Dumesny 29-1 LapsRunning130$1,850
1117+65Spencer Bayston 29-1 LapsRunning128$1,400
1221+955Hunter Schuerenberg 28-2 LapsRunning126$1,200
1324+1120GNoah Gass 28-2 LapsRunning124$1,000
1411-33ZBrock Zearfoss 28-2 LapsRunning122$950
159-635Zach Hampton 28-2 LapsRunning120$900
1615-122SSlater Helt 28-2 LapsRunning118$900
1723+66Bill Rose 27-3 LapsRunning116$900
1820+251BJoe B. Miller 18-12 LapsRunning114$900
1913-67SRobbie Price 14-16 LapsRunning112$900
2019-149JJosh Schneiderman 7-23 LapsRunning110$900
2116-51AJacob Allen 4-26 LapsRunning108$900
228-1411KKraig Kinser 2-28 LapsRunning106$900
2314-983JRKerry Madsen 0-30 LapsRunning104$900
2422-225J.J. Hickle 0-30 LapsRunning102$900
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
13+255Hunter Schuerenberg 120.0005Running0$0
21-125J.J. Hickle 12-1.208Running0$0
34+16Bill Rose 12-2.917Running0$0
46+220GNoah Gass 12-3.423Running0$0
510+517CCarson Short 12-4.259Running90$300
67+13NJake Neuman 12-4.997Running90$250
716+99Kasey Kahne 12-5.572Running90$225
811+39JRDerek Hagar 12-5.870Running90$200
914+550KKyle Bellm 12-6.881Running90$200
1013+328Jason Keith 12-8.101Running90$200
1115+484Brandon Hanks 12-8.908Running90$200
1217+544Cole Duncan 12-9.230Running90$200
139-423BBrian Bell 10-2 LapsRunning90$200
142-1224Rico Abreu 7-5 Laps8Running90$200
155-101Trevin Littleton 7-5 LapsRunning90$200
1612-48SSteve Short 6-6 LapsRunning90$200
1718+17DMarshall Skinner 5-7 LapsRunning90$200
188-1029Brayton Lynch 4-8 LapsRunning90$200
191902KKevin Ingle 2-10 LapsRunning90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+149Brad Sweet 60.0004Running
21-115Donny Schatz 6-1.1002Running
38+541Carson Macedo 6-3.243Running
46+283James McFadden 6-4.451Running
53-213Justin Peck 6-5.644Running
65-117Sheldon Haudenschild 6-5.701Running
7701AUMarcus Dumesny 6-7.872Running
84-411KKraig Kinser 6-9.118Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11AUMarcus Dumesny 80.0008Running
23+111KKraig Kinser 8-3.528Running
31-235Zach Hampton 8-4.307Running
4407SRobbie Price 8-4.712Running
5505Spencer Bayston 8-5.049Running
66055Hunter Schuerenberg 8-5.714Running
7703NJake Neuman 8-7.731Running
8809JRDerek Hagar 8-10.217Running
99084Brandon Hanks 8-12.493Running
1010044Cole Duncan 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
22013Justin Peck 8-1.870Running
3303ZBrock Zearfoss 8-2.814Running
47+322SSlater Helt 8-4.404Running
55049JJosh Schneiderman 8-5.871Running
69+31Trevin Littleton 8-7.051Running
76-123BBrian Bell 4-4 LapsRunning
88028Jason Keith 3-5 LapsRunning
94-525J.J. Hickle 0-8 LapsRunning
101002KKevin Ingle 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
22083James McFadden 8-1.406Running
34+11SLogan Schuchart 8-3.332Running
43-183JRKerry Madsen 8-4.030Running
56+1101Lachlan McHugh 8-4.672Running
65-124Rico Abreu 8-6.359Running
79+220GNoah Gass 8-6.904Running
88017CCarson Short 8-8.888Running
97-250KKyle Bellm 8-11.081Running
101007DMarshall Skinner 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015Donny Schatz 80.0008Running
23+117Sheldon Haudenschild 8-0.271Running
32-12David Gravel 8-1.230Running
4401AJacob Allen 8-3.087Running
56+151BJoe B. Miller 8-3.695Running
67+16Bill Rose 8-5.293Running
78+129Brayton Lynch 8-6.344Running
89+18SSteve Short 7-1 LapsRunning
95-49Kasey Kahne 5-3 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1335Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN10.5450.000
2641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.560-0.015
381AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW10.576-0.031
4413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN10.579-0.034
51811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN10.615-0.070
6103ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA10.621-0.076
7147SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.668-0.123
8525J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA10.704-0.159
9195Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.742-0.197
10249JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA10.743-0.198
111655Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO10.814-0.269
121223BBrian Bell Arlington, TN10.823-0.278
13153NJake Neuman New Berlin, IL11.012-0.467
14922SSlater Helt Harrisonville, MO11.158-0.613
1519JRDerek Hagar Marion, AR11.190-0.645
16728Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO11.202-0.657
171384Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN11.260-0.715
18171Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL11.262-0.717
191144Cole Duncan Circleville, OH11.310-0.765
20202KKevin Ingle Huron, SD11.310-0.765
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11349Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA10.3990.000
21115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND10.485-0.086
3383James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.543-0.144
4152David Gravel Watertown, CT10.549-0.150
51283JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA10.614-0.215
6617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.625-0.226
741SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.636-0.237
8101AJacob Allen Hanover, PA10.636-0.237
9924Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA10.659-0.260
10179Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA10.782-0.383
1118101Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD10.796-0.397
121451BJoe B. Miller Millersville, MO10.797-0.398
13150KKyle Bellm Nixa, MO10.966-0.567
1486Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.023-0.624
15717CCarson Short Marion, IL11.078-0.679
16529Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL11.207-0.808
171620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.276-0.877
18198SSteve Short Farmington, MO11.903-1.504
1927DMarshall Skinner Marion, AR12.089-1.690

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