Kofoid is the first time winner of WoO

Buddy Kofoid won his first World of Outlaws feature on Thursday at Huset’s Speedway. (Photo by Trent Gower)

Brandon, SD – Michael “Buddy” Kofoid was only 9 years old when strapped in and rough-hewn in a sprint car for the first time.

On Thursday night, the 20-year-old USAC National Dwarf Champion won his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint series at the High Bank Nationals opening night at Huset’s Speedway.

His only 16 start was with The Greatest Show on Dirt, and his first World of Outlaws win was for owner Crouch Motorsports as well.

The young phenomenon started second and passed Brock Zervos to lead the fourth lap, but it wasn’t smooth sailing from there. Australian James McFadden overtook Indy Race Parts No. 11 on lap 21, but Kofoid showed off the veteran’s prowess as he regrouped, came back by McFadden and perfected the lap movement through the final stages to win by 2.177sec.

“I am speechless,” Kovoid said. “I’ve wanted to win a world of outlaws for as long as I can remember. This is by far the biggest win of my career. Saying I beat the best player in the world is unbelievable. This is so special, wow. I knew our car was fast all day yesterday, then I realized Today we’ll have a chance. Guys Brad [Alexander] and dull [Kearns] Do one hell of it, we’re only three here this week. I have to thank Leighton Crouch and Bernie Stubgen for everything they do for us too. This is unbelievable.”

In becoming the 148th winner in series history, Kovoid also escaped Thursday as the High Bank Nationals’ No. Currently leading James McFadden (441), Parker Price-Miller (433), Brock Zervos (431) and Hunter Schwerenberg (431) with the top four in the combined points post-Friday set on Saturday for $100,000 to win. Conclusion.

McFadden capped his stormy night with a season-best second-place aboard a Ruth Motorsports #83. McFadden’s team changed engines on hot laps, qualified for fifth, and drove from fifth to second in their heat race.

McFadden slipped by Kofoid to lead lap 21 on Thursday’s advantage, but slightly annoyed traffic the next time by letting Kofoid reclaim the point, not letting it go from there. McFadden settled for second place on the season as he continues to chase a 99th win in the World of Outlaws for car owners, Dennis and Theresa Roth.

“I got so busy with the cars with laps in there that some of them seemed to be racing for the lead and that hurt me the most,” McFadden said. “That’s what killed my momentum the most when I got to Buddy to take the lead. This Roth Motorsports car was great tonight. We got the qualifying package set and now we’re back on top, it’s feature time. I’ve always enjoyed this place and hope to continue with this.” The place is tomorrow.”

Parker Bryce Miller earned his first World of Outlaws podium since 2020 in Sam McGhee Motorsports’ #11.

“We put in a new engine and changed the refueling from last night, and it made a huge difference for us tonight,” PPM noted. “I’ve been really good late going here, but I’m just getting off the ground. All in all, a great race for us. Landing on the podium against a stadium like this is always impressive. We have to keep that up tomorrow night, ”

Zearfoss, who led the first three episodes of number one, returned to finish with a fourth best season at LZ Bar & Grill No. 3z.

Matt Stoerwald advanced from sixth to score his second win at Nordstrom Automobiles late at Street Stock of the season.

the end:

Feature (35 turns): 1. 11-Buddy Kofoid [2][$15,000]; 2. 83- James McFadden [5][$6,000]; 3. 11P Parker Price Miller [6][$3,500]; 4. 3Z- Brock Zervos [1][$2,800]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$2,500]; 6. 2- David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$2,200]; 8. 18- Giovanni Chelsea [7][$2,100]; 9. 1S- Logan Schuchart [13][$2,050]; 10. 41- Carson Macedo [11][$2,000]; 11. 24- Rico Abreu [14][$1,600]; 12. 1a – Jacob Allen [8][$1,400]; 13. 15H- Sam Havertepe [10][$1,200]; 14. 49- Brad Sweet [16][$1,100]; 15. 88- Austin McCarl [15][$1,050]; 16. O9-Matt Juhl [3][$1,000]; 17. 5-Spencer Paystone [21][$1,000]; 18. 15- Donnie Schatz [24][$1,000]; 19. 16- Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,000]; 20. 25-JJ Skeleton [20][$1,000]; 21. 19AZ-Mitchell Moles [12][$1,000]; 22. 13-Marc Dubmer [19][$1,000]; 23. 21K- Thomas Kennedy [18][$1,000]; 24. Seven S-Ruby Price [22][$1,000].

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