1st Leg of the Northern Tour
River Cities Speedway | Grand Forks, ND
Friday, June 03, 2022
Event Info

1st Leg of the Northern Tour
June 3, 2022
River Cities Speedway
2300 Gateway Dr
Grand Forks, ND 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series proves why it's "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at this tight North Dakota bullring.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.269 seconds by Jason Meyers on 8/21/09

Late Model Track Record
11.321 seconds by Mike Marlar

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

Type of Grandstand
Select rows in main grandstand have seat back

Stadium Seating
reserved seats in section A-R
General in East East grandstand

Handicapped Seating
bottom row of main covered grandstands

Handicapped Parking
Front gate

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

Pit Gate Location
East side of the track

Personal Coolers
no coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Pit Gate

Alcohol Sales
yes

Smoking Policy
no smoking in grandstands, smoking permitted in designated areas

Family Section
no

Parking Cost
free

Camping Availability
onsite, electric hookup

Camping Cost
$20 with water

Closest Airport
Grand Forks Int'l

Other Airport
Fargo

Track Info

River Cities Speedway
2300 Gateway Dr
Grand Forks, ND 

Track Phone
(701) 780-0999

Ticket Phone
(815) 344-2023

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.250; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.269 seconds by Jason Meyers on 8/21/09

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

HIGH FIVE: Carson Macedo & Jason Johnson Racing Tame River Cities for Win #5

On Monday, Sheldon Haudenschild & Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing made their mark as the first five-time winner in 2022 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. On Friday night, Carson Macedo and Jason Johnson Racing quickly backed them up and followed suit with a fifth win to match.

Capitalizing amid heavy lap traffic on an even heavier race track, Macedo snookered Logan Schuchart on Lap 11 at River Cities Speedway and never looked back. The Lemoore, CA native set a torrid pace at the Grand Forks, ND bullring, lapping up to ninth-place within five minutes and 17 laps, and going unchallenged over the final three restarts with Schuchart, Donny Schatz, and Brad Sweet lining up behind him.

It was a much-needed confidence boost for a team that was still reeling from a stunning disqualification (weight requirement) at Williams Grove three weeks ago. They should’ve left Mechanicsburg with the championship lead, but instead began down a rough five-race stretch with an 13.2 average finish and fell to fourth in the standings.

By Friday, all that was in the rear view mirror and out of focus for the Rocky Mount, MO-based team. The Albaugh #41 was stout all night long at the North Dakota 1/4-mile, winning his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and then the 35-lap Feature for his first triumph at River Cities.

“I think we’ve just had a bit of bad luck on top of being a little bit off lately,” Macedo said on their struggles lately. “I’m just happy to put these guys back in victory lane and pick up everyone’s confidence. We can go to Huset’s with our heads held high and hopefully contend for another win.

Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Repetz] have been working so hard. The character in the track really made it interesting tonight. It honestly felt like the more the race went on, the worse I got. My car just got heavier and tighter as the track was chunking out, and that was all while dealing with lap traffic. Luckily, I chose that right lane and snuck by Logan, that was a big move.”

Macedo also became the first driver to lead 100+ laps this season with the World of Outlaws. [Trent Gower]

That move around Schuchart on Lap 11 is what ultimately won Macedo his 22nd career World of Outlaws win. The first 22 laps of the race ran caution-free before the first restart allowed the Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S to line up alongside Macedo’s #41.

Knowing this was arguably his best shot yet with a double-file restart, Schuchart went full send into turn one with hopes of whipping around Macedo to re-claim the lead after pacing the first 10 laps. However, the track had different plans, reaching out and grabbing Schuchart as he started to hop, skip, and jump before flipping it over and landing upside down in turn two. Luckily, in a move that could pay dividends in the championship battle, the Shark crew made repairs in the work area and sent Schuchart back out to finish sixth.

Prepared for surfaces of all kinds, Macedo credited his training as an essential tool in claiming Friday’s win on a rough and tough race track.

“I spend as many days in the gym as I can to be ready for situations like tonight,” Macedo said on the surface. “We see everything with the World of Outlaws and sometimes you’re gonna get a cowboy up track for 35 laps. I was a bit fatigued by the end, so it’s all about having enough muscle left in you when you most need it.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Macedo (49th), Sweet (242nd), Schatz (727th). [Trent Gower]

Ending an eight-race absence from the podium, championship leader Brad Sweet finally returned to the top-three for the first time since Tai-State (IN) in late April. A runner-up result for the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 extended The Big Cat’s points advantage as we approach the 25% mark of the 2022 season.

“It’s always nice to be on the front stretch,” a relieved Sweet said. “That was tricky, though. There was so much going on with the rappers, plus it felt like the track was only gaining grip as we went on. It was honestly pretty fun in lap traffic, though. I’ll take a second after this recent stretch we’ve been on. The results haven’t showed how hard these NAPA Auto Parts guys are working.”

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND made the hour-long drive north to Grand Forks and continued his remarkable run of success at the track with a third-place effort. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion earned his fifth podium of the year, extending his record to 26 top-five finishes in 28 Series starts at River Cities Speedway. It was another solid effort with car owner Tony Stewart in attendance ahead of his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame tomorrow in Knoxville.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been on two wheels that many times in my life,” Schatz joked on the unique characteristics of the track. “There’s no denying this place had a lot of character tonight, I think Larry [Hillerud] would’ve been smiling down on that one. That’s the nature of the beast, though, not much surprises me on the road anymore. This team keeps digging and we keep putting the results together. The more we show up on this podium, we’ll eventually get back into victory lane.”

Closing out the top-five on Friday night was James McFadden in fourth-place aboard the Roth Motorsports #83, and David Gravel in fifth-place in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Rounding out the top-10 at River Cities was the #1S of Logan Schuchart in sixth, the #3Z of Brock Zearfoss in seventh, the #9 of Kasey Kahne in eighth, the #13 of Mark Dobmeier in ninth, and the #20G of Noah Gass in tenth.

NOS NOTEBOOK (River Cities Speedway, 6/3/22)

Carson Macedo’s fifth win of the season brings him and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 into a tie with Sheldon Haudenschild and the Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17 for most wins with the Series in 2022. By pacing 25 laps on Friday, Macedo also becomes the first driver through 24 races to lead 100+ laps this season.

Macedo’s 22nd career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory moves him beyond Rick Ferkel and Tim Kaeding into sole possession of 28th on the All-Time Win List. Next up is Ron Shuman of Tempe, AZ at 24 career wins.

Of the 11 drivers to break into the nine-second bracket during My Place Hotels Qualifying, Sheldon Haudenschild led them all with a lap of 9.693 seconds around River Cities Speedway. He’s the sixth driver to earn multiple Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company QuickTime Awards this season.

A trio of NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Carson Macedo (67th career), Kasey Kahne (15th career), and Kraig Kinser (123rd career). Macedo followed that with his second DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win of the season to earn the pole position. Austin Pierce of Grand Forks, ND topped the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown. He was one of 11 local drivers to qualify for their first NOS Energy Drink Feature of the 2022 season.

18-year-old Noah Gass of Mounds, OK earned Friday’s KSE Hard Charger Award with a 17th-t0-10th victory. It marked the first-career World of Outlaws top-10 finish for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender.

UP NEXT (Sun) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be off tomorrow night, but the racing resumes on Sunday, June 5 with the first of four stops at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. The Sunday night showdown is a precursor for the upcoming $100,000-to-win High Bank Nationals at the track on June 23-25. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,500]; 4. 83-James McFadden [8][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [11][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$2,300]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,200]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [3][$2,100]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13][$2,050]; 10. 20G-Noah Gass [17][$2,000]; 11. 5-Spencer Bayston [12][$1,600]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$1,400]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$1,200]; 14. 2A-Austin Pierce [19][$1,100]; 15. 11M-Brendan Mullen [14][$1,050]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,000]; 17. 8H-Jade Hastings [15][$1,000]; 18. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [21][$1,000]; 19. 99-Jordan Graham [20][$1,000]; 20. 17K-Zach Omdahl [18][$1,000]; 21. O-Nick Omdahl [24][$1,000]; 22. 26-Blake Egeland [22][$1,000]; 23. 55-Nick Ranten [23][$1,000]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [16][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-10, Carson Macedo 11-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (After 24/77 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,328); 2. David Gravel (-52); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (-56); 4. Carson Macedo (-62); 5. Logan Schuchart (-88); 6. Donny Schatz (-148); 7. James McFadden (-172); 8. Spencer Bayston (-184); 9. Jacob Allen (-250); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-384).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11041Carson Macedo 350.00025Running150$10,000
27+549Brad Sweet 35-0.715Running146$6,000
34+115Donny Schatz 35-1.998Running144$3,500
48+483James McFadden 35-2.459Running142$2,800
511+62David Gravel 35-4.184Running140$2,500
62-41SLogan Schuchart 35-4.86110Running138$2,300
79+23ZBrock Zearfoss 35-5.048Running136$2,200
83-59Kasey Kahne 35-6.358Running134$2,100
913+413Mark Dobmeier 35-6.958Running132$2,050
1017+720GNoah Gass 34-1 LapsRunning130$2,000
1112+15Spencer Bayston 34-1 LapsRunning128$1,600
126-611KKraig Kinser 34-1 LapsRunning126$1,400
135-817Sheldon Haudenschild 34-1 LapsRunning124$1,200
1419+52AAustin Pierce 33-2 LapsRunning122$1,100
1514-111MBrendan Mullen 33-2 LapsRunning120$1,050
1610-61AJacob Allen 33-2 LapsRunning118$1,000
1715-28HJade Hastings 33-2 LapsRunning116$1,000
1821+36NGreg Nikitenko 31-4 LapsRunning114$1,000
1920+199Jordan Graham 25-10 LapsRunning112$1,000
2018-217KZach Omdahl 19-16 LapsRunning110$1,000
2124+30Nick Omdahl 18-17 LapsRunning108$1,000
2222026Blake Egeland 11-24 LapsRunning106$1,000
2323055Nick Ranten 4-31 LapsRunning104$1,000
2416-89NWade Nygaard 1-34 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12AAustin Pierce 120.00012Running0$0
24+299Jordan Graham 12-3.702Running0$0
3306NGreg Nikitenko 12-6.427Running0$0
46+226Blake Egeland 12-7.710Running0$0
58+355Nick Ranten 12-9.199Running0$0
69+30Nick Omdahl 12-11.060Running0$0
71-67SRobbie Price 10-2 LapsRunning90$300
87-122Nick Otto 6-6 LapsRunning90$250
95-48Jack Croaker 3-9 LapsRunning90$225
1010041TTravis Strandell 3-9 LapsRunning90$200
111104Colton Young 1-11 LapsRunning90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 60.0006Running
23+11SLogan Schuchart 6-1.373Running
32-19Kasey Kahne 6-3.493Running
46+215Donny Schatz 6-4.387Running
55017Sheldon Haudenschild 6-5.511Running
64-211KKraig Kinser 6-7.223Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+141Carson Macedo 90.0009Running
21-117Sheldon Haudenschild 9-1.138Running
33049Brad Sweet 9-2.090Running
4401AJacob Allen 9-2.658Running
56+113Mark Dobmeier 9-3.462Running
67+19NWade Nygaard 9-3.860Running
75-22AAustin Pierce 9-5.563Running
8808Jack Croaker 9-5.832Running
99055Nick Ranten 5-4 LapsRunning
1010041TTravis Strandell 2-7 LapsRunning
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+19Kasey Kahne 80.0008Running
21-115Donny Schatz 8-0.865Running
35+283James McFadden 8-2.680Running
43-12David Gravel 8-3.802Running
56+111MBrendan Mullen 8-5.020Running
64-220GNoah Gass 8-5.637Running
78+16NGreg Nikitenko 8-7.276Running
89+126Blake Egeland 8-10.379Running
97-20Nick Omdahl 8-10.809Running
101004Colton Young 0-8 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+111KKraig Kinser 80.0008Running
21-11SLogan Schuchart 8-0.708Running
3303ZBrock Zearfoss 8-1.524Running
45+15Spencer Bayston 8-3.609Running
56+18HJade Hastings 8-4.836Running
68+217KZach Omdahl 8-6.943Running
77099Jordan Graham 8-8.072Running
89+122Nick Otto 7-1 LapsRunning
94-57SRobbie Price 0-8 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11917Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH9.6930.000
22815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND9.755-0.062
3121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA9.768-0.075
42541Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA9.795-0.102
5169Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA9.806-0.113
62611KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN9.824-0.131
71849Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA9.845-0.152
8142David Gravel Watertown, CT9.846-0.153
9273ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA9.859-0.166
1051AJacob Allen Hanover, PA9.914-0.221
112120GNoah Gass Mounds, OK9.969-0.276
1287SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC10.053-0.360
13232AAustin Pierce Grand Forks, ND10.090-0.397
14483James McFadden Alice Springs, NT10.123-0.430
1515Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN10.126-0.433
161113Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND10.136-0.443
171311MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND10.163-0.470
18158HJade Hastings Grand Forks, ND10.176-0.483
19249NWade Nygaard Grand Forks, ND10.186-0.493
2060Nick Omdahl East Grand Forks, MN10.348-0.655
212999Jordan Graham Grand Forks, ND10.389-0.696
2238Jack Croaker East Grand Forks, MN10.390-0.697
2326NGreg Nikitenko Minot, ND10.500-0.807
242217KZach Omdahl East Grand Forks, MN10.529-0.836
25755Nick Ranten East Grand Forks, MN10.626-0.933
261726Blake Egeland Climax, MN10.853-1.160
27922Nick Otto Grand Forks, ND10.921-1.228
281041TTravis Strandell East Grand Forks, MN11.499-1.806
29204Colton Young Devils Lake, ND15.749-6.056

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