The Mounds, Okla., native will continue to follow in the footsteps of fellow Sooner State drivers who competed with the World of Outlaws over multiple years, including Daryn Pittman (Owasso), Andy Hillenburg (Broken Arrow), Shane Stewart (Bixby), and others.
The 20-year-old finished 12th in the standings in both of his first two campaigns with The Greatest Show on Dirt. This season showed signs of improvement, with Gass qualifying for more shows and scoring a career-best finish of seventh on night one of the Ironman 55.
Another highlight came when he picked up a top 15 on the final night of the Huset’s High Bank Nationals, capping a strong week against one of the toughest fields of the season.
While there were bright moments, Gass admitted he did allow the difficult moments to cloud his focus at times.
“No doubt 2023 was a hard season on not only myself, but my team,” Gass said. “Cody (Cordell), Robby (McQuinn), and my dad never gave up on me and kept our program going. Looking back, I was very hard on myself, and I need to remember the positives and learn from the negatives. We had our ups and downs, but we did it, and I am so damn proud of our team for another great year on the tour.”
Gass is now fully focused on next season with 2023 behind him. He knows he and his team are capable of taking more strides next year. He’s ready to come out with a clear mindset, work hard, and have a little fun as he continues life on the road with the World of Outlaws.
“Going into 2024, our goal is to have more fun all while continuing to work hard,” Gass said. “Being on the tour is definitely hard work but you need to have fun while doing it. I’m very fortunate to have such great people behind me that remind me of that.
“I am pumped for 2024 and going full-time with the World of Outlaws for our third season.”
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season begins Feb. 7-10 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., with the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals.
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