Logan Schuchart Ends Slump with Statement Cedar Lake Victory

Logan Schuchart Trent Gower Photo

NEW RICHMOND, WI (June 29, 2024) – Logan Schuchart isn’t afraid to admit the 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season hasn’t gone to plan.

Schuchart and the Shark Racing crew entered their 11th year with championship aspirations. After a six-win 2023 season, there was reason to hope.

But the first 30 races of the didn’t work out in their favor. Despite showing speed on several nights, the Hanover, PA native had not a win or a podium to show for it. The campaign hit a really low point two weeks ago at Knoxville when Schuchart wound up wrecked with a DNF after battling for a win.

But then it all turned around on Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The Hanover, PA native simply refused to lose at the track where he earned his first career win with The Greatest Show on Dirt back in 2016. He started on the pole of the 30-lap finale, held off the season’s two winningest drivers in David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild, and took the Shark No. 1S to Victory Lane for the first time in 2024. After suffering through the struggles to start the year, the relief that the victory brought reminded him of that special night eight years ago.

“It almost feels like the very first one just with another eight years in between,” an ecstatic Schuchart said. “This stuff is tough. These guys are so good out here. The smallest things can make or break your night. It feels really good, for sure. It’s been a struggle. It’s been frustrating at times. I can say that I’ve got an amazing team with guys that stick by me and work their butts off no matter the outcome each week and are doing their best job to make us better. Huge thanks to my guys Lonnie Judy, Brendan Collum, Bill Klingbeil, my grandfather.”

The victory ends a 45-race winless streak for Schuchart dating back to September 4, 2023 at Elma, WA’s Grays Harbor Raceway. He’s now at nine consecutive seasons of topping at least one World of Outlaws race. The 42nd win of his career equals him with Andy Hillenburg for 18th on the all-time win list. Cedar Lake also became the 11th track in which he’s won at on multiple occasions.

The box score may show Schuchart led every lap, but it was far from a walk in the park. He lined up on the pole for the 30-lapper with three of the current best in the game – David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Carson Macedo – starting in spots two through four. The trio behind him owned a combined 18 wins this year entering the night.

Schuchart darted ahead on the opening start as Haudenschild quickly stole second from Gravel. But the roles were reversed on an early restart with 26 laps to go as Gravel reclaimed second from Haudenschild. The point leader then set his sights on Schuchart and fired a slider attempt that didn’t quite clear him.

Schuchart pulled ahead as the battle for second again warmed up between Gravel and Haudenschild. After a few laps of jockeying that saw Gravel pull a massive wheelie down the entire front straightaway, Haudenschild took the position back. It didn’t take long for Haudenschild to run down Schuchart in traffic, but right as a battle looked to be brewing the red flag flew when Scott Winters flipped in Turn 2 with 12 laps to go.

The green flag brought the action back to life, and Schuchart again stretched his lead as Haudenschild and Gravel resumed their battle. A spinning Christopher Thram brought the yellow out quickly and necessitated a single-file restart.

The clean air on the restart allowed Schuchart to put some significant space between himself and Haudenschild as the race dipped inside 10 laps to go. The driver of the NOS Energy Drink No. 17 began to reel him back in as traffic became more of a factor and pulled within seventh tenths of a second with five laps to go.

But the Shark Racing machine proved to be too strong as Schuchart made some determined moves around lappers and went on to win by more than three seconds.

“I think the No. 2 car (Gravel) is obviously the fastest car out here this year,” Schuchart said. “And the two crew chiefs (Cody Jacobs and Kyle Ripper) are buddies, so I’m sure they’re sharing information. And Sheldon is always gassing it up, and I would expect him to be fast on this type of track. They’re a great group of guys. They’re always going to be fast. When they’re behind you, it’s going to be tough. We just wanted to make sure we got through lapped traffic at the right time.”

Bringing home the runner-up spot was Sheldon Haudenschild and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing crew. The Wooster, OH native had a car capable of winning, but the circumstances of the main event didn’t work out in his favor.

“I thought I had a shot there,” Haudenschild said. “Me and David did some racing, too, so that kind of slowed us up and let Logan get going even better. I thought we did alright through lappers. I probably could’ve done a little bit better. I feel like I searched around and did everything we could and just came up short.”

Rounding out the top three for his Series-leading 17th podium of 2024 was David Gravel. The third place outing allowed him to extend his points lead ever so slightly over fourth-finishing Donny Schatz. It was another night of speed out of the Big Game Motorsports machine as Gravel continues to march toward his first title.

“The track had some character,” Gravel said. “We were really good on the restarts. You could run the bottom for a couple laps then kind of had to move up and maintain momentum, but I just couldn’t run the top of (Turns) 3 and 4 very good for whatever reason. I couldn’t get it well and then it was getting rough. Sheldon struggled through there, and I couldn’t really see Logan, but it had a lot of character and just happy to finish third.”

Donny Schatz and Carson Macedo completed the top five.

Schatz drove his way forward from 10th to fourth to collect the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

Carson Macedo claimed his seventh Simpson Quick Time of 2024 and the 40th of his career in Sea Foam Qualifying.

NOS Energy Drink Heats One and Three went to Sheldon Haudenschild (112th Heat Race win of career) and David Gravel (259th of career). Milton Hershey School Heat Three belonged to Logan Schuchart (124th of career).

Logan Schuchart topped the Toyota Racing Dash.

UP NEXT: The Wisconsin stretch continues for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars with a three-race week beginning with the $20,000-to-win Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway on Wednesday, June 10. Then it’s off to Wilmot Raceway for two nights (July 12-13) for the Federated Auto Parts Larry Hillerud Memorial Badger 40. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap live on DIRTVision.


NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 3. 2-David Gravel[2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[10]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 6. 83-Michael Kofoid[7]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[8]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog[12]; 9. 24T-Christopher Thram[6]; 10. 45-Landon Brooks[13]; 11. 7S-Landon Crawley[9]; 12. 49J-Josh Schneiderman[11]; 13. 70-Kraig Kinser[18]; 14. 6-Kelby Watt[19]; 15. 14T-Brooke Tatnell[14]; 16. 74N-Luke Nellis[16]; 17. 199-Ryan Bowers[21]; 18. 33-Scott Broty[22]; 19. 10J-Justin Jacobsma[23]; 20. 47-Todd King[20]; 21. 24D-Danny Sams III[5]; 22. 23W-Scott Winters[17]; 23. 91-Reed Allex[24]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[15]

MicroLite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps): 1. 6-Kelby Watt[1]; 2. 47-Todd King[3]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 4. 33-Scott Broty[5]; 5. 10J-Justin Jacobsma[6]; 6. 91-Reed Allex[7]; 7. G5-Gage Pulkrabek[2]

Toyota Dash (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 2-David Gravel[2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo[5]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 6. 24T-Christopher Thram[4]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo[1]; 3. 83-Michael Kofoid[3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[4]; 5. 45-Landon Brooks[5]; 6. 74N-Luke Nellis[7]; 7. 47-Todd King[9]; 8. G5-Gage Pulkrabek[6]; 9. 10J-Justin Jacobsma[8]

Milton Hershey School Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 24T-Christopher Thram[2]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[3]; 4. 49J-Josh Schneiderman[5]; 5. 14T-Brooke Tatnell[7]; 6. 23W-Scott Winters[6]; 7. 199-Ryan Bowers[8]; 8. 6-Kelby Watt[4]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel[1]; 2. 24D-Danny Sams III[2]; 3. 7S-Landon Crawley[3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog[6]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5]; 6. 70-Kraig Kinser[4]; 7. 33-Scott Broty[7]; 8. 91-Reed Allex[8]

Sea Foam Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo, 00:10.721[6]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:10.771[5]; 3. 2-David Gravel, 00:10.774[25]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:10.812[14]; 5. 24T-Christopher Thram, 00:10.850[4]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:10.891[3]; 7. 83-Michael Kofoid, 00:10.895[13]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:10.973[2]; 9. 7S-Landon Crawley, 00:11.010[15]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:11.022[19]; 11. 6-Kelby Watt, 00:11.055[17]; 12. 70-Kraig Kinser, 00:11.076[7]; 13. 45-Landon Brooks, 00:11.082[8]; 14. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 00:11.145[1]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 00:11.146[22]; 16. G5-Gage Pulkrabek, 00:11.149[23]; 17. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:11.174[21]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:11.182[20]; 19. 74N-Luke Nellis, 00:11.287[9]; 20. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.301[24]; 21. 33-Scott Broty, 00:11.446[11]; 22. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.552[18]; 23. 199-Ryan Bowers, 00:11.577[10]; 24. 91-Reed Allex, 00:12.514[16]; 25. (DNS) 47-Todd King

UMSS Sprints

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 2. 05-Brandon Allen[4]; 3. O7-Owen Carlson[10]; 4. P1-Mark Chevalier[5]; 5. 42X-Brett Peterson[8]; 6. 95-John Vaillancourt[2]; 7. 609-Casey Lang[3]; 8. 03-Jamey Ogston[14]; 9. 62-Ronnie Erickson[6]; 10. 9C-Cole Stella[11]; 11. 46H-Ken Hron[20]; 12. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[9]; 13. 11J-Jori Hughes[15]; 14. 3TK-Tony Kaus[19]; 15. 63-Todd Hansen[13]; 16. 4K-Dominic Kerzman[24]; 17. 2J-John Lowe[17]; 18. 57-Ryan Buck[16]; 19. 13A-Ryan Anondson[22]; 20. 7X-Dan Atchison[23]; 21. (DNF) 2V-Chris Vogel[12]; 22. (DNF) 61-Mike Mueller[21]; 23. (DNF) 93-Brad Peterson[7]; 24. (DNS) 53-Dustin Pittman

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3TK-Tony Kaus[2]; 2. 46H-Ken Hron[5]; 3. 61-Mike Mueller[11]; 4. 13A-Ryan Anondson[6]; 5. 24M-Matthew Weber[10]; 6. 12-Jason Flohrs[4]; 7. 44-Dani Aldrich[8]; 8. C4-Carl Wade[3]; 9. 4-Mitch Hagen[1]; 10. 97B-Buenvanida Gilbertson[14]; 11. (DNF) 7-Keegan Coss[9]; 12. (DNS) 33S-Jeremy Schultz; 13. (DNS) 17-Austin Phillips; 14. (DNS) 76-Edison Aldrich

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 62-Ronnie Erickson[2]; 2. 9C-Cole Stella[1]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[8]; 4. 63-Todd Hansen[5]; 5. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz[4]; 6. (DNF) 44-Dani Aldrich[6]; 7. (DNF) 7-Keegan Coss[7]; 8. (DNF) 61-Mike Mueller[3]; 9. (DQ) 97B-Buenvanida Gilbertson[9]

GRP Motorsports Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 42X-Brett Peterson[2]; 2. 05-Brandon Allen[6]; 3. 2V-Chris Vogel[4]; 4. 2J-John Lowe[1]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[7]; 6. 4-Mitch Hagen[5]; 7. 4K-Dominic Kerzman[9]; 8. 46H-Ken Hron[8]; 9. (DNS) 17-Austin Phillips

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. O7-Owen Carlson[1]; 2. P1-Mark Chevalier[5]; 3. 95-John Vaillancourt[7]; 4. 57-Ryan Buck[2]; 5. 11J-Jori Hughes[6]; 6. 3TK-Tony Kaus[4]; 7. (DNF) 24M-Matthew Weber[3]; 8. (DNF) 76-Edison Aldrich[8]

GRP Motorsports Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 609-Casey Lang[3]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson[4]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[6]; 4. 7X-Dan Atchison[8]; 5. 53-Dustin Pittman[2]; 6. 12-Jason Flohrs[1]; 7. C4-Carl Wade[7]; 8. 13A-Ryan Anondson[5]