David Gravel won the final two World of Outlaw feature races this past weekend in Charlotte, but the big champion overall was Brad Sweet.

Sweet was the WoO point champion for the first time by holding off a determined and late charging Donny Schatz by a mere four points.

The points battle had narrowed to two points after racing concluded Friday, but Sweet was second in the final race of the year in Charlotte Saturday and Schatz ran third behind Gravel.

Schatz finished the season four points behind Sweet.

Schatz is a 10-time WoO champion.

In the end Sweet had accumulated 9,998 points and Schatz 9,994.

It was the closest points race in WoO history.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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