Column: World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Returns To Federated Auto Parts Raceway At I-55 April 14th-15th
Column By: NICK GRAZIANO / WORLD OF OUTLAWS – PEVELY, MO – For the fourth consecutive year, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt back to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for a spring doubleheader.
Like fighter jets in a gymnasium, the premier drivers in Sprint Car racing, including 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, four-time and reigning champion Brad Sweet, current Series points leader David Gravel and several more, will duel around the 1/3-mile track, April 14-15.
The World of Outlaws will be joined by the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota both nights, featuring rising stars like Jade Avedisian, Chase McDermand, Cannon McIntosh, Kyle Jones and more.
MACEDO ON THE MOVE: Carson Macedo and his Jason Johnson Racing team are off to a strong start this year, with one win and yet to finish outside the top 10 in the first five races.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 proved to be a good track for he and the team last year, picking up their first two victories there – one in April and the Night Before the Ironman in August.
DRIVE FOR FIVE: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has been a good stop for Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team along their way to the Series championship the last four years. They’ve picked up at least one win the last four years at the track, including last year’s prestigious Ironman 55.
They’ll be poised to keep that streak going this year as they chase a fifth consecutive World of Outlaws title.
HAUD’S PLAYGROUND: While shut out of a victory last year, Sheldon Haudenschild has made Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 his personal playground the last few years. When he finds the top lane around the small oval, his NOS Energy Drink #17 car tends to become untouchable.
However, Haudenschild has yet to win at I-55 in the spring. He’s won the Ironman 55 twice – in 2019 and 2021 – and won the Night Before the Ironman in 2020.