The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has dropped the green! Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne return
Tonight, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are set to return. The half-mile dirt oval in Knoxville, Iowa is set to restart the 2020 racing season.
View full World of Outlaws sprint car series results below.
This reopening comes after a long list of postponements. The dirt track racing series has not touched the track since February 9, 2020. That comes to an end tonight.
Kyle Larson is also making his return to racing! The driver is currently suspended and without a ride in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Kasey Kahne is also making his return to racing. Kahne was injured in a sprint car accident last year and this is his first time back in the seat.
Fans have been invited digitally. The grandstands are closed to spectators. Strong social distancing is also in place throughout the pit area.
We’re going racing. The feature sprint car event has been extended from the typical 25 laps to 30 laps.
$10,000 is going to the race winner. But, crowd funding has created a whole bunch of bonus money for various things throughout the race. The halfway leader and the highest finishing PA driver, for example, will each get a bonus.
Ian Madsen and Daryn Pittman set the front row for the main event in the field of 26 cars. There’s no fans on hand but the drivers line up in a four wide salute for the fans at home. They roll to the starting line…
Green flag, they run even into turn one. Pittman noses ahead on the cushion through turn one. Madsen holds 2nd.
Lap 4, Madsen is working the bottom. He’s closed to within two car lengths at the center of the corner as Pittman remains on the cushion.
Lap 5, it’s about 50/50 on the cushion or the inside berm.
Lap 6, Shane Golobic was running 7th but he now has a flat after Sam Hafertepe Jr jumped the berm and got into him. The caution is out and Golobic heads for the pit area.
Green, Pittman heads to the bottom in turn one. Madsen jumps to the top.
Lap 7, Pittman moves to the top and Madsen crosses to the bottom. Madsen has a look under him off turn two and Pittman slams the door into turn three.
Brad Sweet started 19th. He just cracked the top 10 and he’s coming to the front in a hurry.
Lap 9, Madsen has a run around the top! He’s on his right rear off turn four and Pittman leaves the outside lane open. Madsen clears him and takes the lead at the flagstand. He drops to the bottom, crossing across the nose of Pittman into turn one.
Lap 13, the red flag is out! Kerry Madsen picked up a flat tire and was coasting around the cushion. Sheldon Haudenschild rolls into the scene with nowhere to go. As they clipped, Hausdenschild rolled into the fence. He has climbed from the car.
Green, Madsen leads. Pittman bobbles on the inside berm in turn one but he makes it up in turn three.
Pittman is on his bumper off turn four. He slides him for the lead into turn one. Ian Madsen crosses under him to retake the lead!
Gravel takes over 2nd.
Lap 18, Gravel is coming. He’s there! Gravel looks to the inside of Madsen into turn one. He rolls the bottom and they run even into turn three.
Lap traffic rolls the bottom just ahead of Gravel off turn four. Gravel is forced to lift. Madsen cuts to the bottom into turn one and they run bumper to bumper for the lead.
Lap 22, Gravel closes in on him again. Gravel slides him into turn one. Madsen crosses under him and retakes the lead off turn two!
5 to go
5 to go, Madsen leads by a full second.
4 to go, Madsen runs wide in turn three. He nearly throws it away and Gravel is back on his bumper.
3 to go, Gravel has a look on the inside but can’t get the power down off the corner.
2 to go, Gravel has a run off turn two. He drives it deep to the bottom in turn three and pulls even. Coming to the white flag, Madsen jumps the cushion on his own off turn four. Gravel takes the lead! He drives away!
David Gravel is going to victory lane in the Return to Racing for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars!
World of Outlaws
Sprint Car Series
May 8, 2020
View full results from the Knoxville, Iowa below.
Hot Laps (Combined): 1. 1. Logan Schuchart (15.036); 2. Donny Schatz (15.038); 3. David Gravel (15.170); 4. Cory Eliason (15.294); 5. Danny Dietrich (15.330); 6. Matt Juhl (15.358); 7. Robbie Kendall (15.360); 8. Daryn Pittman (15.373); 9. Brad Sweet (15.379); 10. Brooke Tatnell (15.418); 11. Ian Madsen; 12. Carson Macedo; 13. Hunter Schuerenburg; 14. Austin McCarl; 15. Dominic Scelzi;
16. Brent Marks; 17. Sheldon Haudenschild; 18. Rico Abreu; 19. Kyle Larson; 20. Sawyer Phillips; 21. Chris Martin; 22. Kasey Kahne; 23. Aaron Reutzel; 24. Jacob Allen; 25. Kraig Kinser; 26. Terry McCarl; 27. Brock Zearfoss; 28. Shane Stewart; 29. Lynton Jeffrey; 30. Brian Brown;
31. Mason Daniel; 32. Shane Golobic; 33. Parker Price-Miller; 34. Trey Starks; 35. Sam Hafertepe Jr; 36. Chad Boespflug; 37. Giovanni Scelzi; 38. Paul McMahan; 39. Jason Sides; 40. Ryan Giles; 41. Lucas Wolfe; 42. Tasker Phillips; 43. Justin Henderson; 44. Wayne Johnson; 45. Bobby Mincer;
Qualifying Flight A (2 Laps): 1. Aaron Reutzel (15.162); 2. Kerry Madsen (15.398); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (15.470); 4. Logan Schuchart (15.478); 5. Ian Madsen (15.527); 6. Daryn Pittman (15.535); 7. Matt Juhl (15.615); 8. Brent Marks (15.631); 9. Brock Zearfoss (15.643); 10. Lucas Wolfe (15.735); 11. Danny Dietrich; 12. Austin McCarl; 13. Parker Price-Miller; 14. Brad Sweet; 15. Brooke Tatnell; 16. Dominic Scelzi; 17. Hunter Schuerenburg; 18. Paul McMahan; 19. Davey Heskin; 20. Giovanni Scelzi; 21. Robbie Kendall; 22. Bill Balog; 23. Ryan Giles; 24. Sawyer Phillips;
Qualifying Flight B (2 Laps): 1. David Gravel (15.446); 2. Jacob Allen (15.500); 3. Terry McCarl (15.44); 4. Cory Eliason (15.587); 5. Brian Brown (15.689); 6. Shane Golobic (15.740); 7. Shane Stewart (15.754); 8. Carson Macedo (15.765); 9. Kyle Larson (15.786); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild; 11. Rico Abreu; 12. Justin Henderson; 13. Kraig Kinser; 14. Sam Hafertepe Jr; 15. Donny Schatz; 16. Chris Martin; 17. Wayne Johnson; 18. Chad Boespflug; 19. Kasey Kahne; 20. Trey Starks; 21. Mason Daniel; 22. Tasker Phillips; 23. Jason Sides; 24. Bobby Mincer;
Heat 1 – Flight A (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance, Top 2 to Dash): 1. Ian Madsen; 2. Lynton Jeffrey; 3. Danny Dietrich; 4. Brock Zearfoss; 5. Brooke Tatnell; 6. Davey Heskin; 7. Hunter Schuerenburg; 8. Parker Price-Miller; 9. Ryan Giles; 10. Robbie Kendall; 11. Aaron Reutzel; 12. Matt Juhl;
Heat 2 – Flight A (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance, Top 2 to Dash): 1. Logan Schuchart; 2. Daryn Pittman; 3. Kerry Madsen; 4. Austin McCarl; 5. Brad Sweet; 6. Dominic Scelzi; 7. Giovanni Scelzi; 8. Brent Marks; 9. Paul McMahan; 10. Lucas Wolfe; 11. Sawyer Phillips; 12. Bill Balog;
Heat 3 – Flight B (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance, Top 2 to Dash): 1. David Gravel; 2. Brian Brown; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Terry McCarl; 5. Kyle Larson; 6. Shane Stewart; 7. Rico Abreu; 8. Jason Sides; 9. Kasey Kahne; 10. Kraig Kinser; 11. Mason Daniel; 12. Wayne Johnson;
Heat 4 – Flight B (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance, Top 2 to Dash): 1. Cory Eliason; 2. Shane Golobic; 3. Jacob Allen; 4. Carson Macedo; 5. Justin Henderson; 6. Sheldon Haudenschild; 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr; 8. Chris Martin; 9. Chad Boespflug; 10. Trey Starks; 11. Bobby Mincer; 12. Tasker Phillips;
C-Main (15 Laps – Top 2 Advance to B Main): 1. Trey Starks; 2. Wayne Johnson; 3. Mason Daniel; 4. Bobby Mincer; 5. Bill Balog; 6. Matt Juhl; 7. Sawyer Phillips; 8. Lucas Wolfe; 9. Robbie Kendall;
B-Main (15 Laps – Top 4 Advance): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. Shane Stewart; 3. Rico Abreu; 4. Davey Heskin; 5. Dominic Scelzi; 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr; 7. Jason Sides; 8. Parker Price-Miller; 9. Brent Marks; 10. Paul McMahan; 11. Kasey Kahne; 12. Chris Martin; 13. Hunter Schuerenburg; 14. Trey Starks; 15. Chad Boespflug; 16. Giovanni Scelzi; 17. Wayne Johnson; 18. Ryan Giles; 19. Aaron Reutzel;
Dash (Sets front four rows in Feature): 1. Ian Madsen; 2. Daryn Pittman; 3. Shane Golobic; 4. David Gravel; 5. Lynton Jeffrey; 6. Logan Schuchart; 7. Brian Brown; 8. Cory Eliason;
World of Outlaws
May 8, 2020
(30 Laps – $10,000 to win +Bonus)
Pos | Driver
1. David Gravel
2. Ian Madsen
3. Logan Schuchart
4. Daryn Pittman
5. Cory Eliason
6. Donny Schatz
7. Lynton Jeffrey
8. Brian Brown
9. Brad Sweet
10. Kyle Larson
11. Brock Zearfoss
12. Danny Dietrich
13. Austin McCarl
14. Carson Macedo
15. Terry McCarl
16. Shane Stewart
17. Brooke Tatnell
18. Kerry Madsen
19. Davey Heskin
20. Rico Abreu
21. Jason Sides
22. Kraig Kinser
23. Jacob Allen
24. Justin Henderson
25. Sheldon Haudenschild
26. Shane Golobic
World of Outlaws
Points After: 05/08/2020 (Knoxville)
Pos | Driver | Points