Lake Ozark Speedway (Video Highlights from DirtVision.com)
Lake Ozark Speedway
Jason Johnson Classic
World of Outlaws
Brad Sweet (13th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.497 seconds. Sheldon Haudenschild (19th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (3rd), James McFadden (31st), Logan Schuchart (7th), Kraig Kinser (6th), Wayne Johnson (2nd), Cory Eliason (12th), Donny Schatz (25th) and Carson Macedo (28th). Clinton Boyles didn’t get a time in after making heavy contact with the turn two wall in hot laps. He’d return for his heat. A heavy amount of rain on Thursday caused soggy grounds. The track developed ruts that were reworked after qualifying, only to return. It was a pure “cowboy up” night.
Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 9 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Johnson 2c (3) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 6. Scotty Thiel 73 (8) / 7. Brent Marks 5 (9) 8. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6) 9. Jason Sides 7s (7) 10. Clinton Boyles 98 (11) 11. Chris Martin 44 (10)
10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top six to the feature. McFadden got the jump on his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate and let the distance. Thiel worked by Zearfoss for the sixth and final transfer on lap two. Macedo trailed McFadden early, but Sweet passed him on the last lap for the second Dash spot.
Heat two (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Aaron Reutzel 83 (4) 4. Eliason 26 (3) 5. Gio Scelzi 18 (5) 6. Brian Brown 21 (10) / 7. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 8. Kyle Bellm 14E (8) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (6)
The rough, heavy track was up Sheldon’s alley in this one, and he pulled away, leading wire to wire. Brown was late enough to staging to have to start at the tail instead of fifth. He claimed the sixth and final transfer during the first lap.
Heat three (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. David Gravel 2 (4) 4. Schatz 15 (3) 5. Ian Madsen 11 (5) 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) / 7. Parker Price-Miller 19 (6) 8. Garret Williamson 24 (10) 9. Noah Gass 20G (8) 10. Ben Brown 7B (9)
Kinser led green to checker. Klaasmeyer rode fifth most of the way before Madsen shot around on the last lap.
Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (4) 4. Allen (3) 5. McFadden (5) 6. Kinser (6)
The 8-lap Dash set up starting spots in the first three rows of the feature. Haudenschild found a new line close to the wall to lead the distance.
B main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. Marks (3) 3. Boyles (10) 4. Gennetten (4) 5. Sides (7) 6. Bellm (5) / 7. Daniel (11) 8. Ben Brown (12) 9. Williamson (6) 10. Martin (13) 11. Goodno (8) 12. Price-Miller (2) 13. Gass (9)
The 12-lap B main took the top six to the back of the feature. Zearfoss led Price-Miller and Marks early. At the halfway point, Boyles had worked his way up from tenth to take the sixth and final transfer from Bellm. Two laps later, Gass topped and Williamson, who was running fourth, headed off with a flat right rear. A red flag after the restart for Price-Miller, who was struck with something in the cockpit, allowed Williamson to rejoin at the tail. Price-Miller attempted to restart, but exited. That left Zearfoss leading Marks, Gennetten, Boyles, Bellm and Sides. Boyles continued his charge by getting by Gennetten for third with two to go. Sides grabbed fifth from Bellm on the last lap.
A main (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. McFadden (5) 4. Schuchart (3) 5. Macedo (7) 6. Reutzel (8) 7. Gravel (9) 8. Marks (20) 9. Kinser (6) 10. Eliason (11) 11. Schatz (12) 12. Scelzi (14) 13. Madsen (15) 14. Zearfoss (19) 15. Klaasmeyer (18) 16. Hafertepe (13) 17. Gennetten (22) 18. Johnson (10) 19. Sides (21) 20. Brian Brown (17) 21. Bellm (23) 22. Thiel (16) 23. Allen (4) DNS – Boyles
Boyles dropped to the infield before the green. The race was scheduled for 41 laps, but was dropped to 30 because of the rough track conditions. The natives were restless at the announcement. Sweet led Haudenschild and Schuchart early. Allen snagged third from his teammate Schuchart on lap three, but Logan came back into the spot a lap later. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, and Allen hit a rut sideways in turn one and flipped (this was when the 30-lap announcement was made). There would be no more stoppages. Sweet led Haudenschild, Schuchart, Macedo and McFadden back to green. McFadden quickly took fourth. Two laps later, Kinser moved into the top five by getting by Macedo. Sweet was back in traffic by lap twelve. Haudenschild pulled closer in lapped traffic, as the lead pair distanced themselves from Schuchart. McFadden would run him down to complete the podium. As backmarkers pulled to the infield, Sweet’s path was a bit easier. He made some great moves in traffic to distance himself from Sheldon and went on to the win. Marks was the hard-charger.