World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic
Saturday, April 09, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (573) 418-0565

Event Info

World of Outlaws Jason Johnson Classic
April 9, 2022
Lake Ozark Speedway
50 Twiggy Lane
Eldon, MO 

Event Description
"The Ragin' Cajun" is remembered as the Outlaws battle for $15,000 in the always-emotional Jason Johnson Classic. This year, the new Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series joins their winged siblings for $5,000 to win.

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
11.111 seconds by Jason Sides on 10/19/19

Event Schedule
12:00PM Pit Gates open
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
5:00 PM Drivers Meeting
6:00PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:00PM Opening Ceremonies

*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand
Lake Ozark Speedway offers bleacher style seating in its grandstands.

Stadium Seating
Lake Ozark Speedway does allow stadium seats in its grandstand.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap seating is the concreate platform at the bottom of sections F-K.

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows.

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed to be brought into the grandstands.

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Lake Ozark Speedway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Lake Ozark Speedway has a no smoking policy in the grandstands.

Family Section
Lake Ozark Speedway does not have a Family Section.

Parking Cost
Parking on speedway property is free of charge.

Camping Availability

Closest Airport
Columbia, MO (COU / KCOU) Columbia Regional Airport

Other Airport
Waynesville, MO (TBN / KTBN) Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(573) 418-0565

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email

Track Size & Type
0.333; semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.111 seconds by Jason Sides on 10/19/19

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

PERFECT TIMING: CJ Leary Capitalizes at Lake Ozark for Second Xtreme Outlaw Win

Being a frontrunner in Saturday’s Low-E Insulation Feature was a dangerous game with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series and POWRi WAR Sprint Cars. For some, it spelled disaster; for others, it spelled glory.

At only 30 laps in length, the non-wing portion of the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway saw countless comers and goers throughout. In total, a staggering 11 different drivers at one point or another held a top-five running position.

There was doom: Bacon’s shocking spin, Clouser’s flat tire, Bright’s tough tumble & Short’s wicked flip.

There was brillance: Leary’s late rally, Ballou’s spectacular charge, Cockrum’s first podium & J-Mac’s KKM success.

In the end, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN played his cards the best aboard the Michael Motorspors #77M. After leading the opening 12 laps, Leary faded as far back as fourth and appeared out of the picture until the tables and the track turned. He avenged earlier contact with Robert Ballou by driving by the 17th-starter on Lap 27 and clutching up late in the going to score the $5,000 victory.

“Sometimes being the leader isn’t always the best, and I think that was the case tonight,” Leary noted. “I think Brady had the car in the Feature, he could run where I and anyone else couldn’t. When he spun out, I knew the whole race changed. Robert and I had a spirited battle there and it was fun. It feels good to put Bill Michael and this Kodiak Products #77M back in victory lane.”

His second win through three races makes Leary the first repeat winner in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series history. It also extends his points lead in the 13-race mini-Series as the former USAC National Sprint Car champion emerges as an unexpected contender for the inaugural $20,000 Xtreme Outlaw title.

The first half of the Xtreme / POWRi Feature went quickly with Leary leading the first 12, and then fifth-starting Brady Bacon taking the Wedgewood #98 to the point on Lap 13. Chaos soon broke out as a trio of leading contenders dropped out with Mario Clouser (3rd) of Auburn, IL suffering a flat right rear, Carson Short (4th) of Marion, IL flipping over after contact with Ballou, and Alex Bright (5th) of Collegeville, PA finding the wall & landing upside down.

More wildness ensued as 17th-starting Robert Ballou entered the picture and looked to pull off a massive win from deep in the field. The Mad Man was pressuring Bacon for the point when the Broken Arrow, OK native looped the #98 and brought out the final caution on Lap 22, putting the lead directly into Ballou’s hand.

It looked like the #12 had the checkered flag in his bag, but Leary’s #77M returned to form and the non-wing ace simply aced the restart when it mattered most. He snuck underneath Ballou on Lap 27 down the backstretch and drove away to a margin of victory at 0.849-seconds.

Ballou’s +15 run to a runner-up effort easily earned him TJ Forged Hard Charger honors, and capped off a crazy night for him. He was disqualified after winning his Heat (did not report to scales), then won the K1 Race Gear Last Chance Showdown from 12th, and almost won it all from 17th.

“When you piss off the bull, you get the horns,” Ballou said on his aggressive driving style. “I’ve raced with CJ quite a bit over the years and there have been some good ones and bad ones. I kinda squeezed him into the wall, but I had to lift so I didn’t wreck both of us. He was just too good at the end. I was a sitting duck out there and I didn’t move down in time to stop him.”

Shane Cockrum of Marion, IL finished in third, earning a season-best result for car owner Shane Wade and crew chief Davey Jones in the Amati Racing #66. One of the 15 originally committed championship contenders, Cockrum now sits third in the point standings behind Leary and Ballou through three of 13 races.

“I honestly thought through the middle parts that we were the car to beat,” Cockrum commented. “I lost some momentum on that last restart and kind of took away our shot. It takes a night like this to turn things around, and I’ve got full confidence in this group. I can’t thank these Amati Racing guys enough for taking a chance on me.”

Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, OH drove forward to a season-best fourth-from-12th in his #33M. Rounding out the top-five was Broken Arrow, OK native Jason McDougal, who was as high as third at one point, in his first run aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67 Sprint Car.

Closing out the top-10 of the Xtreme / POWRi Feature was Wesley Smith, Jack Wagner, Kory Schudy, Jake Swanson, and Isaac Chapple.

UP NEXT (May) – The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will have another two months off before resuming the inaugural season on June 10-11 back at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. Before then, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Racing will debut with a special Millbridge (NC) Speedway doubleheader on Monday & Tuesday, May 23-24.

Low-E Insulation Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 77M-CJ Leary (1); 2. 12-Robert Ballou (17); 3. 66-Shane Cockrum (9); 4. 33M-Matt Westfall (12); 5. 67-Jason McDougal (15); 6. 44-Wesley Smith (8); 7. 77-Jack Wagner (2); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (13); 9. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (18); 10. 52-Isaac Chapple (3); 11. 31-Zach Daum (22); 12. 6-Mario Clouser (4); 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer (21); 14. 98-Brady Bacon (5); 15. 75-Dustin Clark (14); 16. 11W-Wyatt Burks (23); 17. 2B-Chad Boespflug (6); 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson (20); 19. 21H-Dallas Hewitt (19); 20. 28M-Brandon Mattox (11); 21. 17GP-Kyle Shipley (16); 22. 20-Alex Bright (7); 23. 21S-Carson Short (10); 24. 24-Landon Simon (24). Lap Leaders: Leary 1-12, 27-30; Bacon 13-22; Ballou 23-26. TJ Forged Hard Charger: Ballou +15.

NEW Championship Standings (3/14 Races): 1. CJ Leary (676); 2. Robert Ballou (-36); 3. Shane Cockrum (-77); 4. Carson Short (-114); 5. Jake Swanson (-130); 6. Brady Bacon (-135); 7. Alex Bright (-139); 8. Mario Clouser (-148); 9. Wesley Smith (-153); 10. Matt Westfall (-163).

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Feature Results
11077MC.J. Leary 300.00016Running200$5,000
217+1512Robert Ballou 30-0.8492Running194$2,500
39+666Shane Cockrum 30-1.5930Running190$1,800
412+833MMatt Westfall 30-2.3860Running186$1,500
515+1067Jason McDougal 30-3.6380Running182$1,200
68+244Wesley Smith 30-4.4020Running178$1,000
72-577Jack Wagner 30-4.7930Running174$900
813+528Kory Schudy 30-5.3940Running170$800
918+921AZJake Swanson 30-5.8260Running166$750
103-752Isaac Chapple 30-6.2670Running162$725
1122+1131Zach Daum 30-6.9370Running158$700
124-86Mario Clouser 30-7.3900Running154$675
1321+877KKatlynn Leer 30-7.6770Running150$650
145-998Brady Bacon 30-8.26210Running146$625
1514-175Dustin Clark 30-9.3290Running142$600
1623+711WWyatt Burks 30-9.7320Running138$100
176-112BChad Boespflug 30-10.2930Running134$600
1820+216Anthony Nicholson 30-11.5890Running130$600
1919021HDallas Hewitt 29-1 Laps0Running126$600
2011-928MBrandon Mattox 29-1 Laps0Running122$600
2116-517GPKyle Shipley 29-1 Laps0Running118$600
227-1520Alex Bright 17-13 Laps0DNF114$600
2310-1321SCarson Short 15-15 Laps0DNF114$600
2424024Landon Simon 2-28 Laps0DNF114$100
Last Chance Showdown Results
112+1112Robert Ballou 130.00010Running0$0
21-121AZJake Swanson 13-0.2493Running0$0
33021HDallas Hewitt 13-0.8030Running0$0
44016Anthony Nicholson 13-1.1380Running0$0
52-377KKatlynn Leer 13-1.1540Running0$0
614+831Zach Daum 13-1.5290Running0$0
78+124Landon Simon 13-1.8780Running0$0
811+314Jadon Rogers 13-2.5050Running100$100
95-411WWyatt Burks 13-2.7510Running0$0
109-141LRicky Lewis 13-3.6830Running100$100
1113+226Zach Clark 13-3.6840Running100$100
127-540SShain Kaiser 13-4.6970Running100$100
136-773Samuel Wagner 10-3 Laps0DNF100$100
1410-433Bryson Smith 0-13 Laps0DNF100$100
1516+113Dennis Gile 0-13 Laps0DNS100$0
1617+138Cody Baker 0-13 Laps0DNS100$0
1718+178Rob Caho Jr0-13 Laps0DNS100$0
1819+191Steven Russell 0-13 Laps0DNS100$0
1915-441Brad Wyatt 0-13 Laps0DNS100$0
Heat 1 Results
13+277MC.J. Leary Greenfield, IN0.00022
22021SCarson Short Marion, IL-0.73018
34+198Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK-2.89017
47+317GPKyle Shipley Phoenix, AZ-4.78517
56+121AZJake Swanson Anaheim, CA-5.06215
65-111WWyatt Burks Topeka, KS-8.27210
78+141LRicky Lewis Oxnard, CA-9.4459
89+126Zach Clark Olathe, KS-15.1607
91-812Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA1.0644
Heat 2 Results
11020Alex Bright Collegeville, PA0.00020
23+152Isaac Chapple Willow Branch, IN-1.43419
34+12BChad Boespflug Lebanon, IN-2.30217
42-275Dustin Clark Washington, IN-3.14414
56+177KKatlynn Leer Moulton, IA-4.55513
65-173Samuel Wagner Lone Jack, MO-4.98110
79+233Bryson Smith Nixa, MO-7.38510
88031Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL338.6436
97-291Steven Russell Rochester, IL338.1664
Heat 3 Results
11066Shane Cockrum Benton, IL0.00020
23+16Mario Clouser Chatham, IL-0.77119
34+144Wesley Smith Nixa, MO-0.93817
42-267Jason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK-1.87414
57+221HDallas Hewitt Troy, OH-2.78014
68+240SShain Kaiser Sedalia, MO-6.05112
76-124Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN45.1278
85-338Cody Baker Lone Jack, MO336.5056
99041Brad Wyatt Kearney, MO336.5054
Heat 4 Results
12+177Jack Wagner Lone Jack, MO0.00021
21-133MMatt Westfall Pleasant Hill, OH-1.08018
33028MBrandon Mattox Cory, IN-2.80416
44028Kory Schudy Battlefield, MO-2.98914
55016Anthony Nicholson Bartlett, TN-5.43712
66013Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ-6.79710
77014Jadon Rogers Worthington, IN-7.6638
88078Rob Caho JrRush City, MN90.6756
Qualifying Results
1298Brady Bacon 13.8460.00010
2977MC.J. Leary 13.853-0.0079
3521SCarson Short 13.981-0.1358
4812Robert Ballou 13.991-0.1457
5311WWyatt Burks 14.292-0.4466
6621AZJake Swanson 14.414-0.5685
7117GPKyle Shipley 14.568-0.7224
8441LRicky Lewis 14.876-1.0303
9726Zach Clark 15.841-1.9952
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
172BChad Boespflug 14.2350.00010
2852Isaac Chapple 14.547-0.3129
3475Dustin Clark 14.646-0.4118
4120Alex Bright 14.713-0.4787
5273Samuel Wagner 15.333-1.0986
6377KKatlynn Leer 15.346-1.1115
7591Steven Russell 15.506-1.2714
8931Zach Daum 15.534-1.2993
9633Bryson Smith 15.886-1.6512
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1844Wesley Smith 13.9750.00010
256Mario Clouser 14.318-0.3439
3167Jason McDougal 14.582-0.6078
4266Shane Cockrum 14.624-0.6497
5938Cody Baker 14.824-0.8496
6424Landon Simon 15.005-1.0305
7621HDallas Hewitt 15.253-1.2784
8740SShain Kaiser 15.565-1.5903
9341Brad Wyatt 15.660-1.6852
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
1228Kory Schudy 14.5410.00010
2428MBrandon Mattox 14.583-0.0429
3377Jack Wagner 14.652-0.1118
4833MMatt Westfall 14.735-0.1947
5116Anthony Nicholson 14.880-0.3396
6713Dennis Gile 14.914-0.3735
7614Jadon Rogers 15.008-0.4674
8578Rob Caho Jr15.674-1.1333