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Winner Logan Schuchart (Trent Gower Photo)



TEXAS TWO STEP: Logan Schuchart Ropes Second Devil’s Bowl Win
The championship points battle tightens with only eight points separating Brad Sweet and Schuchart

MESQUITE, TX — Sept. 19, 2020 — Blood was in the water. The scent of victory lingered for Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Saturday night.

The hunger for a win had been turning in his stomach for the past two months.

Since claiming the trophy at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July, Schuchart went on a run of 18 top-10 finishes in a row, including four runner-up finishes, but no wins.

When the opportunity to visit Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Devil’s Bowl – the birthplace of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – presented itself, Schuchart made the most of it. He maneuvered his way past the likes of Jason Sides, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel to go from fifth to the lead by the halfway point of the 30-lap Feature and then went on to claim the $20,000 win.

“We’ve had a lot of seconds and thirds in the last two months,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “Some really good races. Ran up front with big names and with great teams. There’s a lot of great teams out here that are tough to beat but this Drydene Performance Products race team is going to keep working hard and do the best we can to get this thing in the winner’s circle.

“Just happy to see these guys’ hard work – Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Tyler Garber, Brendan Collum, Bill (Klingbeil), my grandfather (Bobby Allen), Michael Newman, everybody that is a part of this team – to just get this thing were it needs to be and see their hard work pay off and get this thing back in victory lane where it belongs.”

The victory was his sixth of the season and 22nd of his World of Outlaws career. It also helped him close back in on the championship lead. He now trails points leader Brad Sweet, who finished fourth, by eight points with 12 races remaining.

Before Schuchart galloped his Drydene sponsored horse through the field, Gravel and Haudenschild entered the Feature as the early favorites. Gravel set Quick Time for the fifth time this year – tying him with Sweet and Kyle Larson for the most Quick Time awards this season – won his Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

However, his Dash win came with a bit of luck. Gravel and Haudenschild crossed the finish line at a dead tie – 0.000. Since Gravel led the lap prior, he was awarded the victory.

Like Schuchart, Gravel has craved a return to Victory Lane. His last win came at Knoxville Raceway about a month ago. He earned seven top-five finishes in the nine races after and had been a contender to win in several of them. He felt Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl could finally result in another trophy.

He rocketed ahead of the field in the early stage of the Feature, leaving little hope for second-place Haudenschild to get as close to him as he did during the Dash.

While he led, Schuchart did his dance through the field. He was in fourth by Lap 3. Third by Lap 8. And second by Lap 9. Five laps later he could sense the blood in the water. Gravel was in sight and in striking distance.

As the pair exited Turn 2, they had to split the lap car of rookie Mason Daniel, who ran the middle lane through the corner. Gravel chose to go high and Schuchart went low. The Pennsylvania driver’s choice proved to be most beneficial. Gravel was left little room between he, Daniel, and the edge of the track, forcing him to back off the throttle, while Schuchart was left an open door to jolt by them both.

That split second opportunity was all he needed to accomplish his quest of obtaining another victory. Gravel attempted to run him down in the closing laps, keeping him within reach but a caution with three laps to go allowed Schuchart to restart in clear and cruise to the win.

“We had a good enough car to win,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I’m really bummed for my guys and all our sponsors here tonight. Sometimes it’s better running second there. Mason Daniel has been hard to lap all season and he decides to miss the bottom and give Logan the bottom. It is what it is. We’ll take second and move on.”

He’s on a streak of 26 top-10 finishes in a row, which has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the hunt for the team championship. They are currently tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for second in points – 8 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

Haudenschild rounded out the podium with his third-place finish, continuing to be one of the best cars on the tour at the moment. He’s collected 12 top-10 finishes in his last 16 races – five of them being wins. He’s now only 14 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in the driver points.

“The car was good,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Logan (Schuchart) getting by me was a big move. I think we could have kept up with the 41 (of Gravel), but, man, it was a tough track. I feel like in traffic we could have had a shot. We all got bunched up there. We’ll take a third and keep pushing here.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Thurs., Sept. 24. Get tickets by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8856038#/event/8856038/ticketlist/?view=sections&minPrice=35&maxPrice=35&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: Devil's Bowl Speedway – 9/19/20

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$20,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$3,750]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,750]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,500]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,400]; 8. 11X-John Carney [13][$2,300]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [4][$2,200]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [15][$2,100]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,700]; 12. 17G-Channin Tankersley [14][$1,400]; 13. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$1,300]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,200]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$1,100]; 16. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [11][$1,000]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [20][$1,000]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$1,000]; 19. 1J-Danny Jennings [16][$1,000]; 20. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$1,000]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [22][$1,000]; 22. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-14, Logan Schuchart 15-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.631; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.634; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.665; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.67; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.7; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.72; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.735; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.756; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.827; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.858; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.908; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.043; 13. 11X-John Carney, 14.089; 14. 1X-Jake Bubak, 14.18; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.263; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 14.291; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.324; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.34; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 14.57; 20. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 14.588; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 14.621; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.834

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 11X-John Carney [5]; 6. 1J-Danny Jennings [8]; 7. 9S-Kyle Clark [6]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [7]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [4]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley [6]; 6. 1X-Jake Bubak [5]; 7. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 72-Chris Tarrant [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6]

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Winner Daryn Pittman (Trent Gower Photo)


STORYBOOK HOMECOMING: Daryn Pittman Claims Meaningful Lawton Speedway Win
The 2013 champion earned his first win of the year in his last weekend with Roth Motorsports

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 18, 2020 — Daryn Pittman's wife and two kids fell into his arms after he climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Lawton Speedway Friday night.

It was a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

They'd been on a different emotional ride the week prior.

After 25 years of racing, which includes winning the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, Pittman, of Owasso, OK, announced he would step away from full-time racing at the end of the year.

Seven days later, it was announced he wouldn’t finish the year with Roth Motorsports – who he’s driven for since the beginning of 2019. In a mutual agreement, the two decided to part ways after this weekend at Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Then Pittman will finish the season with Heffner Racing.

That announcement came a day before returning to his home state to compete in front of family and friends at Lawton Speedway – the track that gave him his first ever Sprint Car win.

Pittman was able to keep it all out of his head on race day, though.

“When you do it this long, you’re pretty good at tuning everything else out,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster few weeks on a couple of fronts. I’m glad to be making news like this, rather than how we have been.”

It didn't take him long to prove his mental toughness and level of focus either.

Pittman qualified third, won the Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the pole for the Feature. His last win had come in September 2019.

When the 35-lap Feature commenced, he continued to show his starvation for another win. Pittman mastered his relationship with his throttle to launch ahead of second-place Parker Price-Miller on the initial start. The young Indiana-native tried to keep pace with Pittman in the opening laps but eventually lost him by about three car lengths.

The technical track conditions left little room for error. Price-Miller discovered that on Lap 11 when he nearly flipped his car in Turn 3.

His error gave Pittman a new challenge with David Gravel lining up alongside him on the restart. However, like Price-Miller, Gravel couldn’t keep pace with Pittman on the restart and faded. Gravel then had to fend off Sheldon Haudenschild, who eventually found himself in the work area with a flat left rear tire and fought back to a fourth-place finish.

On the final restart with 18 laps to go, reigning champion Brad Sweet took advantage of Gravel's bad start and stole second place.

The Roth Motorsports #83 car had a challenger for the first time all night. With 10 laps to go and slower traffic not making Pittman’s life easy, Sweet raised the heart rate and blood pressure of those biting their fingers for the Oklahoma kid.

Sweet dove underneath his former Kasey Kahne Racing teammate into Turn 1 with seven laps to go and nosed ahead of him through the corner. Pittman had the better momentum around the high side, though, and charged ahead. Sweet then had six more laps to rebuild another run. He made the most of them.

The NAPA Auto Parts #49 inched closer to Pittman every lap. Three car lengths. Two cars lengths. One.

On the final lap, he was there. Sweet made a last-ditch effort of again throwing his car underneath Pittman into Turn 1. He just about cleared him by the center of the corner but Pittman wouldn't open the door for him to take the lead. With the momentum on the top lane still on his side, Pittman launched back ahead of his last lap rival off the corner.

By clearing Sweet off Turn 2, Pittman went on to end his winless streak, silence any questions of his performance and throw a confetti-filled homecoming party in Victory Lane with his family and friends.

“To win here (at Lawton Speedway) with as many friends and family, people that have supported me for 25 years, honestly some of them longer than that, honestly means more than anything,” Pittman said. “Yeah, we’re glad we won, but with as bad as our season has been, I still show up to every race to win and know that we can contend. It’s just been a struggle and a grind. I show up with the same attitude every race. And the same effort, and, man, we just hit it tonight.

“I’ve got to thank Dennis and Teresa (Roth) for giving me this opportunity for the last two years to run their car. You know, unfortunately it just didn’t work out the way we wanted. I couldn’t be more grateful for them sticking with me and giving me this opportunity to stay out on the road and continue to do what I love to do. Man, it’s a great feeling. This is what Victory Lane feels like. I was starting to forget.”

Sweet had to settle for his eighth runner-up finish this year but was able to extend his points lead. He’s now 16 points ahead of Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth.

“I kept getting a run off (Turn) four, thinking I could slide him (Pittman) and maybe show him the bottom and get him off the top,” Sweet said. "I just didn’t do a good job there. But he did a good job. He covered all of his lines right and got through traffic good enough that we couldn’t get him. I know it’s kind of Daryn’s last run here, so I’m really happy for him and his family.”

Gravel finished third for the second race in a row and extended his top-10 streak to 25 top-10 finishes in a row.

“I felt like I had just as good of a car as anybody there at the beginning and just faded late,” Gravel said. “We want to get these wins. I’m sick of these top-fives and stuff. Being consistent is great, but we want to win races. So, hopefully we can get in Victory Lane tomorrow.”

The Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday will be Pittman’s final race with Roth Motorsports. He also has 13 more races this season before he hangs up his helmet as a full-time driver.

No matter the results in that time, his home state return provided a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. Get tickets by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8790168#/event/8790168/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=35&maxPrice=35&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: Lawton Speedway – 9/18/20

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,050]; 10. 11X-John Carney [12][$2,000]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,100]; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$1,050]; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [18][$900]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [19][$800]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [16][$800]; 19. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$800]; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings [20][$800]; 21. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$800]; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley [22][$800];
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.49; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.536; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.57; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.582; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.618; 6. 11X-John Carney, 12.745; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.76; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.77; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.781; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.786; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.859; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.882; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.91; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.937; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.977; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 13.033; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak, 13.055; 18. 6-Bill Rose, 13.371; 19. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 13.566; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.572; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 13.92; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. 9S-Kyle Clark [6]; 7. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [7]; 8. 17G-Channin Tankersley [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 6. 1X-Jake Bubak [6]; 7. 1J-Danny Jennings [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 11X-John Carney [2]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [5]; 6. 6-Bill Rose [6]; 7. 72-Chris Tarrant [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

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Winner Sheldon Haudenschild (Trent Gower Photo)



SHELDON’S SHOWDOWN: Haudenschild Spurs World of Outlaws in Dodge City

NOS Energy Drink racer dominates Boot Hill Showdown for fifth victory of 2020

by Jordan DeLucia

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 12, 2020 – Sheldon Haudenschild held a 7.5-second advantage over second place as he crossed the line with five laps remaining. With the wave of the caution flag just two corners later, that gap was erased.

Haudenschild was blistering the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series field Saturday night around Dodge City Raceway Park when a right-rear tire let go on Tim Kaeding’s #7, bringing out the caution and putting a hungry Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel right behind him for the restart.

Haudenschild stomped on the throttle out of Turn 4 at the drop of the green and began to pull away from the field once again, displaying that speed on the top side of the track he’d shown all race long. Crossing the finish line with a 1.493-second advantage over Price-Miller, Haudenschild scored his fifth win of the season and earned the $10,000 check on the final night of the Boot Hill Showdown.

“We qualified a little bit better tonight, and I can’t [stress] how much that means,” Haudenschild said in his post-race interview on DIRTVision. “Gotta start on the front row of them Heats and get in them Dashes. Even after you do that, you’ve gotta draw good for that Dash.”

And draw well he did. Haudenschild pulled the #2 out of the NOS Energy Drink redraw can, setting him up for a runner-up finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and a front-row starting spot for the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature.

At the drop of the green, Price-Miller jumped out to the early lead and hit the tail of the field inside the first five laps. Maneuvering around the first two lapped cars with ease, Price-Miller then approached the rear of Bill Rose with Haudenschild now right on his bumper.

Entering Turn 1 on the cushion, Price-Miller took a look underneath Rose at the exit of Turn 2 but lost some speed in the process, opening the door for the Haudenschild on the top. Haudenschild threaded the needle in between Price-Miller and Rose down the backstretch and sailed into the lead entering Turn 3.

“You gotta get through lappers with these guys, and can’t hesitate,” Haudenschild said of his move for the lead in traffic. “Parker was really good, but just one little, not even really mess-up, he just lost his speed there and I was able to go around him.”

What followed was a powerful display of speed and swiftness in lapped traffic by the NOS Energy Drink #17, similar to his intensity seen in last year’s Ironman 55. By Lap 14, his advantage was at three seconds. Five laps later, a 4.6-second lead. With 10 laps to go, he was 5.5 seconds ahead.

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, built-up that big lead right on the top side of the 3/8-mile oval – the preferred groove for many drivers throughout the race. After all, it’s what helped him grab the lead earlier on.

“It was just so slick around the bottom, wasn’t much you could do,” Haudenschild said. “Kinda had to get to the top and wait for them to make a mistake and get through the lappers. That’s what decided this race.”

Even after the caution flag flew in the closing laps, Haudenschild was still able to open a gap back up before the finish. He stuck it right on the top side and got back to work on the restart, leading the field back around to the checkers for his 12th career World of Outlaws Feature win.

Price-Miller held strong inside the top-three all night and brought the Dietz Motorsports #14 home in second. Albeit, he felt he could have been a little smoother with the slower cars.

“I feel bad for my guys; I feel like I didn’t do a good enough job in lapped traffic,” Price-Miller said. “I just wasn’t aggressive enough, Sheldon’s really good about being aggressive, being up on the wheel. He just kinda sucked my doors off there.”

David Gravel also had a solid night inside the top-three, keeping pace with Price-Miller throughout the Feature while dicing through traffic on the top. He hung with the leaders for the distance, but just wasn’t able to make the passes he needed at the end.

“Sheldon was the class of the field tonight,” Gravel said. “In open track, me and Parker could keep up. But once we got in lapped traffic, we just got too tight and wasn’t able to compete with him.”

Defending Series champion Brad Sweet, Friday night’s runner-up Logan Schuchart and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz all finished four-five-six, tightening the championship points battle even further with the season winding down. Sweet now leads Schuchart by 10 and Schatz by 80. Haudenschild now sits 104 points behind in fourth.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars next head to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK, for the first time since 1985 on Friday, Sept. 18 and will then return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch both races live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 09/12/20 - Dodge City Raceway Park

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1][$5,000]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,700]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,200]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,800]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,600]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$1,450]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [7][$1,300]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,100]; 14. 11X-John Carney [9][$1,000]; 15. 1X-Jake Bubak [14][$950]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$900]; 17. 9S-Kyle Clark [20][$850]; 18. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [17][$750]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [19][$725]; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa [21][$700]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$700]; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel [16][$700];
Lap Leader: Parker Price-Miller 1-7, Sheldon Haudenschild 8-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.23; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.245; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.273; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.279; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.289; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.295; 7. 7-Tim Kaeding, 12.356; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.37; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.383; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.443; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.462; 12. 11X-John Carney, 12.502; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.524; 14. 1X-Jake Bubak, 12.529; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.532; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.546; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.627; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.632; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 12.649; 20. 9S-Kyle Clark, 12.668; 21. 91-Jeff Stasa, 13.31; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.326

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 7-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 1X-Jake Bubak [5]; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [6]; 7. 9S-Kyle Clark [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 11X-John Carney [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 91-Jeff Stasa [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

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Winner Jacob Allen (Trent Gower Photo)



‘OH MAN’: Emotional Allen Earns First World of Outlaws Victory

In seventh season, Shark Racing pilot conquers Dodge City for breakthrough win with teammate Schuchart second

by Jordan DeLucia

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 11, 2020 – He climbed atop his Drydene Performance Products #1a in Dodge City Raceway Park Victory Lane, the emotion already building inside of him.

At long last, Jacob Allen is a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature winner.

“Oh man, oh man… I’ve worked really hard,” Allen said to DIRTVision pit reporter Chase Raudman in Victory Lane, nearly overcome with emotion.

Since the trying days of his rookie year with the Outlaws back in 2014, there’s been nothing more Allen has wanted to do than be a World of Outlaws Feature winner. And now, after coming so close so many times, he’s finally done it.

Leading all 30 laps of Friday night’s Boot Hill Showdown opener, Allen was flawless throughout. But in the closing circuits, a sour memory briefly crossed his mind.

“I looked up at the [lap counter] at some point at the end there, and I saw it said three-to-go, and I was like, ‘oh man, I know what this is like, leading with about three-to-go and then breaking.’ So, I was just being cool and racing my race.”

Allen flashed back on the disappointment of his run at Stockton Dirt Track in September of last year, leading the NOS Energy Drink Showdown with under three laps remaining when an ignition box failure struck, sending him to the infield as his Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart zoomed on by to win $20,000.

But that’s all behind him now. Shark Racing can now eat from the fruits of their labor – the labor that Allen takes so much pride in.

“So much has gone into it,” he said. “Being so close to just giving up and not wanting to do it, but just to come back this year and take a whole new look on everything and be positive and be cool about it. Finally, this has paid off, and to have Logan second is pretty badass.

“I’m just thankful to drive this #1a with Drydene on it, and Logan, and this whole team to be part of Drydene, racing and my dad… This is an honor. I’ll never forget this.”

Of course, no victory ever comes easy against the World of Outlaws, and Allen’s first was no exception. Starting from the outside pole, Allen beat polesitter Tim Kaeding into Turn 1 on the opening lap and shot out to the early lead, Schuchart right behind him.

Down the backstretch the teammates raced on Lap 2, almost completely even as they entered Turn 3. Allen was able to pull away slightly, but Schuchart came back at him on the bottom one lap later; Allen again denying him with speed down the straightaways.

A series of caution flags were thrown for debris around the halfway mark, forcing Allen to hang tough on the restarts. Which, he did. With the likes of Schuchart, Donny Schatz, David Gravel and Brad Sweet behind him, not once did the Hanover, PA-native flinch when the pressure was on.

As the laps wound down, Allen began to catch the tail of the field again. He first looked to the outside of Mason Daniel to put him a lap down but lost some speed on the top side, allowing Schuchart to close the gap.

Allen did find his way around on the inside next time around, Schuchart taking the same route with two laps remaining. But by that time, Allen had already widened the gap too far for the Drydene #1s to make up. Smooth and steady out of Turn 4 for the final time, Allen crossed the stripe for his first $10,000 victory.

He knows he’s been through a lot, but he never gave up. Allen’s unshakable determination was even tested at I-80 Speedway just two weekends ago, where he started on the pole and led the first 12 laps, battling with defending champion Brad Sweet before fading back to sixth.

But the one thing that remained with him all this time – his will to win. The never-say-die attitude carried him through the rough defeats of his past.

“Just being so close so many times and not winning… I wouldn’t show it or talk about it, and I always try to be positive. But when I’m chilling in my motorhome or just hanging out, deep down, it definitely bites at you a little bit,” Allen said.

“But you can’t give up. I’m only 26. I have a whole long racing career ahead of me, and I came about this World of Outlaws tour in a very different way. I’m proud of myself, I’m proud of my team and everybody who’s supported me and never given up on me.”

It was all smiles from the runner-up as well in Victory Lane, as Schuchart gave Allen a big hug before his post-race interview. If anyone else there knew how hard Allen has worked to earn his first win, it was him.

“Words can’t describe how happy I am for him,” Schuchart said. “Just the emotions of crossing that finish line and knowing he won. I tried my all to pass him, just like I did at Stockton and any other time he was leading a race. I’m a competitor, that’s what I do. Again, I couldn’t catch him. He was running a great race, a smart race, and I’m just so happy for him and his guys.”

Rounding out the podium with a solid run in the top-five all race was Donny Schatz. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion started third and finished there with a car he said was solid, making up four points on Brad Sweet in the championship standings.

“It was a good race. I thought we were gonna be able to get there, but just couldn’t seem to make anything happen. Some nights are like that, and tonight was one of those,” Schatz said.

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The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action continues Saturday night in race #2 of the Boot Hill Showdown from Dodge City Raceway Park. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 9/11/20 - Dodge City Raceway Park

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 41-David Gravel [6][$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,200]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$1,600]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,450]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$1,300]; 12. 11X-John Carney [8][$1,200]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 15. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$950]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$850]; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding [1][$750]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [20][$725]; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa [21][$700]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$700]; 22. 1X-Jake Bubak [14][$700];
Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.036; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.13; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.151; 4. 7-Tim Kaeding, 12.18; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.189; 6. 41-David Gravel, 12.213; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.218; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.243; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.248; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.27; 11. 1X-Jake Bubak, 12.297; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.326; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.336; 14. 11X-John Carney, 12.338; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.448; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.462; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.497; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.512; 19. 9S-Kyle Clark, 12.668; 20. 6-Bill Rose, 12.772; 21. 91-Jeff Stasa, 13.173; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.348

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 7-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 9S-Kyle Clark [7]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 11X-John Carney [5]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 1X-Jake Bubak [4]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 91-Jeff Stasa [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 7-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 41-David Gravel [3]

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Winner Kyle Larson (Trent Gower Photo)



ON THE MONEY: Kyle Larson Claims $20K With Big Huset’s Speedway Win
Brad Sweet continues to extend his points lead with top-five finish Sunday night

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 6, 2020 — Two times Kyle Larson entered Huset’s Speedway with winning potential. Two times the historic track denied him that opportunity.

During a race at the track in August, Larson flipped early in the night and destroyed the car he had been dominating the year with. Then, Saturday night, during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ first return to the track in four years, Larson blew a tire while leading and suffered enough damage that he was unable to continue.

However, Sunday night, with $20,000-to-win on the line, Larson was unwilling to be denied his chance at a Huset’s Speedway win with the World of Outlaws. Keeping his car on all four wheels and tread on his tires, Larson methodically worked his way through the field to claim his first win at the South Dakota track, his 10th Series win this season and 18th career win overall.

“It’s definitely cool to get a win here (at Huset's Speedway),” said Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. “I love bull rings. It had a big curb there. A lot of fun. Really tricky.”

He started the night by earning Quick Time for the second night in a row – third time in three races at Huset’s Speedway – and then went on to win the third Drydene Heat Race of the night.

Gio Scelzi emerged as an early contender. He passed David Gravel for the lead on the first lap of the fourth Drydene Heat Race and went on to win it. He then gave Gravel déjà vu by passing him for the lead on the first lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and went on to win that, as well – claiming the pole for the 35-lap Feature. Larson finished fourth in the Dash.

At the start of the Feature, Scelzi was able to pull ahead of Gravel with ease and claim the early lead. Behind him, a war brewed for the runner-up spot between Gravel, Larson, Kerry Madsen and Carson Macedo.

Madsen made early attempts at stealing the spot from Gravel but failed. Macedo was successful in doing so for a few laps before falling victim again to Gravel after a failed attempt of trying to take the lead from Scelzi.

Macedo’s fortune continued to turn for the worse with 15 laps to go. Jason Sides spun in front of him, causing the two to collide. Macedo tried to spin his car back around straight but ended up colliding with Saturday night’s winner Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo was able to continue and finish 15th, while Haudenschild suffered too much damage and had to retire – finishing 20th.

On the following restart, Larson, now in third, had enough of watching others battle for second. He darted pasted Gravel for the position on the entry to Turn 1.

The runner-up spot was his and the lead was now within reach. The familiar scent of victory teased his senses.

Like the Larson of races past, he ripped the top of the track, pushing his car to its limits. Doing so helped him gain on Scelzi but also caused him to lose ground when he hit the cushion the wrong way. He didn’t have to work too hard to get back close to Scelzi, though. A caution did that for him.

Scelzi chose the top lane, giving Larson the bottom for the restart with 11 laps to go. The advantage went to Larson. Scelzi accelerated and slid sideways through Turn 4 while Larson had a straight shot off the corner. By the time they reached the flag stand, Larson was four car lengths ahead of Scelzi.

From then on, Larson looked like he had just been playing with everyone. He pulled away to about a three second lead in five laps.

A caution with three laps to go set the stage for Larson to potentially lose another race at Huset’s. But this time, no one, and nothing, was going to stop him. He jetted away from the field on the restart and pulled away to the win – finally conquering the historic track.

“The restarts weren’t working out for me early and I made a couple mistakes on some of the restarts,” Larson said. “We were on it pretty good those last few restarts. I was able to get by Gravel and Gio (Scelzi) shocked me when he took the top. I felt like that was a really smart move to take the top because we’re starting to get good runs on the restarts starting up there. I think it was just his first time up there and spun his tires a little bit and I was able to get a good run down here in the moisture and get clear and lead the rest of the way.”

James McFadden surprised many with his showstopping late race charge. He muscled his way to the runner-up spot by the end of the race after having started 11th.

“Just dialed the restarts there in the last couple,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “Good to get a runner-up. Would be good to race [Larson]. We just need to start further up toward the front.”

Gravel rounded out the podium, collecting valuable points for Jason Johnson Racing, who is now 14 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the team championship – tied with Shark Racing for the runner-up spot.

“I think we had a good enough car to win, just so many restarts I would lose a spot or lose track time about every single time,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Gio had a really slow pace (on restarts) and our car did not like that. We have to do our homework and fix that up.”

Scelzi ended the night fourth after leading the first 24 laps and Brad Sweet had a solid night with a fifth-place finish. That helped the reigning champion extend his points lead for the second night in a row – now 14 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 80 points back – but managed to earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his march from 20th to eighth.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the Boot Hill Showdown doubleheader Sept. 11-12. Click here to get tickets. https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&packageId=56977&packageListId=56976#/event/PKG/ticketlist/?view=pricescales&minPrice=70&maxPrice=70&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 9/6/2020 – Huset's Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$20,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [11][$7,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,200]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,050]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,500]; 12. 44S-Trey Starks [15][$1,200]; 13. 7-Justin Henderson [17][$1,100]; 14. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [7][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 18. 13-Sammy Swindell [23][$1,000]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$1,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,000]; 21. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [13][$1,000]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi 1-24, Kyle Larson 25-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 10.843; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.887; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.935; 4. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 10.94; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.943; 6. 9-James McFadden, 10.945; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.964; 8. 44S-Trey Starks, 10.988; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.005; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.027; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.076; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.171; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.346; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.496; 15. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.535; 16. 14T-Tim Estenson, 11.546; 17. O5-Colin Smith, 11.588; 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.629; 19. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 11.808

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.725; 2. 41-David Gravel, 10.737; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.778; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.891; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.912; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.989; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.004; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.049; 9. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.094; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.145; 11. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.173; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.196; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.203; 14. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.205; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.274; 16. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.312; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.419; 18. 44-Chris Martin, 11.53; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 11.562; 20. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 5. 7-Justin Henderson [1]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 20A-Jordan Adams [8]; 8. 11XS-Donovan Peterson [10]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer– 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 14T-Tim Estenson [8]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 2KS-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 13-Sammy Swindell [5]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [9]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [10]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki [7]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 9. 6X-Frank Rodgers [10]; 10. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3][]; 3. 13-Sammy Swindell [2][]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5][]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki [8][$300]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6][$250]; 7. 2KS-Matt Juhl [4][$225]; 8. 20A-Jordan Adams [7][$200]; 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska [10][$200]; 10. 14T-Tim Estenson [9][$200]; 11. 44-Chris Martin [12][$200]; 12. 11XS-Donovan Peterson [11][$200]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray [13][$200]; 14. 15M-Bobby Mincer [17][$200]; 15. 2K-Kevin Ingle [16][$200]; 16. 6X-Frank Rodgers [15][$200]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [14][$200]; 18. O5-Colin Smith [18][$200]; 19. 24-Terry McCarl [19][$200]

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REBOUND RAGER: Sheldon Haudenschild Overcomes Flat Tire To Win at Huset’s
Brad Sweet extends his points lead over Logan Schuchart after wild Huset’s Speedway return

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 5, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished.

He passed Kyle Larson for the lead and drove away, putting himself on a trajectory to his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season Saturday night at Huset’s Speedway.

However, with nine laps to go, his apparent victory vanished with a pop. His right rear tire let go, forcing him to get it replaced and restart 14th with nine laps left.

To his advantage, multiple other drivers suffered the same fate. Those who had yet to blow a tire knew there was a potential inevitability of it occurring on the rubbered track and tried to treat what tread they had left with care. Haudenschild no longer had to. With a fresh right rear Hoosier eager to clutch dirt, Haudenschild could run twice as hard as the cars ahead of him.

Between drivers losing tires and Haudenschild able to pass cars like he had double the horsepower, the NOS Energy Drink #17 was back on Larson’s bumper in four laps. He had a car capable of passing the Finley Farms #57 yet again, however, Larson was forced to make the pass easy on Haudenschild when he blew a tire himself.

With the lead back in his possession, Haudenschild would never relinquish it again. On the final lap, the smoke show put on by his right rear through the final turn became a display of celebration as Haudenschild claimed his fourth win of the year and this first at Huset’s Speedway.

“I knew to just go around the outside of them (the cars ahead) once I had a fresh tire on, and do it before the 2 (car of Carson Macedo) and the 83 (car of Daryn Pittman) because they were both fresh, too,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just tried to get in front of them early and also save and try to make some passes there and hope you get the lap in. I don’t know how many times we probably all three passed a bunch of cars and then the lap came back (because of a caution coming out).

“Man, I can’t give it up enough for this NOS Energy Drink team. They’ve been working their asses off. They never give up and tonight was a perfect example of that.”

Larson entered the race looking for a redeeming win of his own. The last time he was at Huset’s this year, he flipped and destroyed the car he’d dominated the year with. The Silva Motorsports team unloaded as good as they ever have with Larson, setting the quickest time in Hot Laps, setting Quick Time in Qualifying and winning their Drydene Heat Race.

Jacob Allen stepped up to the plate in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash against Larson, though. He started on the pole but lost the lead to Larson on the first lap. Unwilling to let the white #57 drive away and claim another win, Allen muscled his way back by Larson to reclaim the lead the next lap. It was then his turn to drive away with the Dash win – placing him on the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

When the first World of Outlaws Feature in four years at Huset’s Speedway commenced, Larson launched around the outside of Allen to claim the lead on the first lap. Haudenschild used the top lane to his advantage, as well, powering around the outside of Allen through Turns 1 and 2 and taking second before they reached Turn 3.

Larson then became the game of Haudenschild’s hunt. His #57 car being lose off each corner didn’t help his chances. Five laps into the Feature, his car was nearly at a 90-degree angle off Turn 2. He managed to steer the car back straight and hold Haudenschild behind him. However, three laps later, Haudenschild slid to the outside of Larson in Turn 1 and then rocketed by him for the lead off Turn 2.

The race was in Haudenschild’s hand for about the next 20 laps, holding a more than two second lead over Larson. The attention was on the battle for second. Larson held it, but Allen worked him every lap with Kerry Madsen close behind, waiting for someone to slip up.

While none of the drivers slipped, signs of their tires failing came to light with 13 laps to go. Daryn Pittman – running in the top-five – was the first to blow a tire. A few laps later, Haudenschild suffered his tire failure, along with Carson Macedo.

Those three became the new class of the field once a new Hoosier sneaker adorned their right rear. They charged their way through the field with Haudenschild leading the pack.

Once Haudenschild brought the battle back to Larson, who was about coasting through the turns to save his tires, Macedo entered the fight, as well. He kept himself within striking distance as Haudenschild and Larson waged war. When Larson’s tire finally gave out and Haudenschild had to throw his car sideways in Turn 4 to avoid hitting him, Macedo pounced and darted by Haudenschild to take the lead. However, the caution came out before the lap was completed, putting Macedo back behind Haudenschild on the restart.

The race resumed for the final time with five laps to go. Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished. He successfully rebounded from suffering a flat tire to go from the lead, to the rear and back to the lead, claiming the $10,000 top prize.

Macedo finished in the runner-up spot for the second week in a row and earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after starting the race in 14th.

“Unfortunate there, that last time Kyle blew a tire and I got under Sheldon and got to the line, but it wasn’t quite enough,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “They threw the yellow before that and it ended up reverting back to the last lap and ended up running second. Hats off to Sheldon and his team. Congrats on the win. We just got to do a better job throughout the night. Put ourselves in better positions to start up front in these Feature races.”

Pittman rounded out the podium – his first podium finish since mid-July.

“I don’t know how we ended up back here,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK, with a smirk. “The truth is I don’t think I could have ran any harder anyway because we were a lap away, at most, from popping our second tire. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We’ll take this third.”

All five drivers in the top five in points blew a tire at some point during the race. Current points leader Brad Sweet managed to get back to fourth. Logan Schuchart, who is six points behind Sweet in second, finished seventh and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who is now 74 points behind Sweet in third, finished sixth.

Haudenschild has moved up to fourth in points – 80 behind Sweet – and Macedo is fifth – 82 behind Sweet.

With one more round at Huset’s Speedway left, Haudenschild will again look to do what few have ever accomplished.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Huset’s Speedway for an incredible $20,000-to-win event Sun., Sept. 6. Click here for tickets. https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2605537/world-of-outlaws-nos-energy-drink-sprint-car-series-sep6th-brandon-husets-speedway?country=US&language=en

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 9/5/2020 – Huset's Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,050]; 10. 41-David Gravel [7][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,500]; 12. 18-Gio Scelzi [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [24][$1,050]; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [23][$1,000]; 16. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$900]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$800]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$800]; 19. 7-Justin Henderson [20][$800]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$800]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [19][$800]; 22. 2KS-Matt Juhl [22][$800]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki [12][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [17][$800];
Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-7, 27-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 8-26, 31-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.609; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.634; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.639; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.716; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.722; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.802; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.827; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.829; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.833; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.863; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.89; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.91; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.914; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.921; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.962; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, 10.976; 17. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.981; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.018; 19. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.022; 20. 7-Justin Henderson, 11.037; 21. 9-James McFadden, 11.041; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.042; 23. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.072; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 11.089; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.108; 26. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.131; 27. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.133; 28. 44-Chris Martin, 11.218; 29. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.221; 30. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.262; 31. 44S-Trey Starks, 11.301; 32. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.362; 33. O5-Colin Smith, 11.554; 34. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.583; 35. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.701; 36. 20A-Jordan Adams, 12.183; 37. 14T-Tim Estenson, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 9-James McFadden [6]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 10. 14T-Tim Estenson [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 8. 13-Sammy Swindell [8]; 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 2KS-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7]; 8. 44S-Trey Starks [8]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 7-Justin Henderson [5]; 6. 6-Bill Rose [6]; 7. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 9. 20A-Jordan Adams [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 41-David Gravel [8]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. 2KS-Matt Juhl [4][-]; 3. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [9][-]; 4. 13-Sammy Swindell [10][-]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [2][$300]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6][$250]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7][$225]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [12][$200]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [5][$200]; 10. 20A-Jordan Adams [16][$200]; 11. 15M-Bobby Mincer [8][$200]; 12. O5-Colin Smith [13][$200]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray [14][$200]; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle [15][$200]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [3][$200]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [11][$200]; 17. 14T-Tim Estenson [17][$200]

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Winner Brad Sweet (Trent Gower Photo)



'GOOD TO BE BACK': Brad Sweet Returns To Victory Lane At I-80 Speedway
The reigning champion is now tied with Logan Schuchart for the championship points lead

GREENWOOD, NE — Aug. 30, 2020 — With half of a lap to go before Brad Sweet could see the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway Sunday night, yellow lights flashed around the track.

An accident between two cars racing for 18th evaporated the reigning champion’s 3.8 second lead over Carson Macedo and induced flashbacks of horror.

The night prior he lost the win on the last corner of the last lap.

“I couldn’t believe, take the white flag and the caution comes out,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not meant to be.’”

It had been 57 days since his seventh win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July. Since then, he’s endured multiple nights of bad luck – suffering four DNFs – and heartbreak from wins that never were.

A green-white-checkered finished extended his anxiety an extra lap, making the Feature 31 laps in total.

He didn’t let that faze him, though. When the green flag reappeared for the final time of the night, Sweet mastered his throttle better than the field behind him and launched to about a four-car-length lead ahead of Macedo. From then on, he only extended it, giving no one the opportunity for a last lap pass. He crossed the finish line with a 1.5 second lead to claim his eighth win of 2020, his first at I-80 and 58th career Series win.

“It’s been some trying times,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “This NAPA Auto Parts team never gives up. We’ve gone through DNFs and race cars and wild crashes. You know, things that we’re not accustom to. But that’s the adversity of the World of Outlaws tour. Never giving up and trying to stay positive each and every night. We lost a heartbreaker last night, so it is really easy to get down and get frustrated. But come back here and get the car better and better all night.”

The Kasey Kahne Racing team unloaded a dominate car for Sweet Saturday night, but on Sunday at I-80 they had to work toward that. He started the night with a 12th place qualifying effort and was able to translate that into a second place run in his Drydene Heat Race. Sweet managed to find the runner-up spot, again, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, however Dash winner Jacob Allen showed he had a car capable of delivering him his first career win.

That thought continued in the first 12 laps of the Feature with Allen able to fend off attacks from Sweet and Macedo.

After a restart with 18 laps to go, Sweet’s car came to life. He dove under Allen into Turn 3 and took the lead from him off Turn 4 to officially lead Lap 13. However, Allen got a run back underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car and bolted back ahead of him into Turn 1.

Allen was unable to hold his car straight off the corner, allowing Sweet another run back underneath him. The two performed a ballet of slide jobs through Turns 3 and 4 with Sweet first sliding in front of Allen on the entrance of the corner to take the top lane and Allen throwing his car down into the corner before sliding back in front of Sweet on the exit of Turn 4.

Sweet cut back underneath Allen down the straightaway and rocketed ahead of him into Turn 1 to claim the lead and run away with it. Allen was then left to fend off his teammate Logan Schuchart, who had made his way from 14th to third, and Macedo in fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Allen eventually faded to sixth while Macedo fought his way back to second and Schuchart, in third, had his hands full with Sheldon Haudenschild – who worked his way up through the field from 18th.

Sweet found traffic late into the Feature and experienced little hinderance from them. Macedo cut a few tenths of a second off Sweet’s lead in the closing laps but had nothing for his fellow Californian once Sweet found clean air. The defending champion was on his way to a near four second victory.

Then, the caution came out. His apparent victory went on hold. Macedo had one last chance to get his second win of the year. However, Sweet had enough of heartbreak. He perfected the restart, picked up the $10,000 check and trophy and left Macedo to wonder, “what if.”

“I feel bad,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “My guys did a really good job. I felt like I had a car good enough to win there. I really made poor decisions on restarts I felt like… I felt like I was gaining on Brad a little bit and got into the fence over there in (Turns) three and four. I was driving super hard to try and get back by him. That’s the way it goes. He did a great job. That’s why he’s a World of Outlaws champion and I had a lot of fun racing with him.”

Schuchart was able to hold off Haudenschild – who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for coming from 18th to fourth – and finish third for the second night in a row, after having to change a motor before his Drydene Heat Race. He’s now tied with Sweet for the championship points lead.

“We had a fast race car, just some issues early in the night we had to fight through and keep on pushing,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “This is what it all come down to. You’re going to have bad nights. You’re going to face adversity and get back up there. That’s what this Drydene Performance Products race team did.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sept. 5-6. Get tickets by clicking here. https://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars/schedule/event-info/?event=214683

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 8/30/20 – I-80 Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,050]; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl [8][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,050]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$900]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$800]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [9][$800]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$800]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; 21. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [24][$800]; 22. 7X-Justin Henderson [3][$800]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [11][$800]; 24. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22][$800];
Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.407; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.422; 3. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.44; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.482; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.489; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.49; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.501; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.524; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi, 14.528; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.535; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.55; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.59; 13. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.617; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.624; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson, 14.632; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.653; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.692; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.696; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.699; 20. 7-Tim Kaeding, 14.702; 21. 41-David Gravel, 14.715; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 14.729; 23. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 14.741; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.75; 25. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 14.752; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.788; 27. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 14.816; 28. 21-Brian Brown, 14.832; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.846; 30. 18R-Ryan Roberts, 14.935; 31. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.935; 32. 35L-Cody Ledger, 15.176; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.248; 34. 6-Bill Rose, 15.358; 35. 23S-Stu Snyder, 15.491

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [6]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 6. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [6]; 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [7]; 8. 18R-Ryan Roberts [8]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 7X-Justin Henderson [4]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [7]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [3]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [8]; 8. 23S-Stu Snyder [9]; 9. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [6]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 7-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7X-Justin Henderson [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][-]; 2. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [3][-]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][-]; 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [15][-]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5][$300]; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [6][$250]; 7. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [4][$225]; 8. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [8][$200]; 9. 35L-Cody Ledger [12][$200]; 10. 18R-Ryan Roberts [10][$200]; 11. 23S-Stu Snyder [11][$200]; 12. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9][$200]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$200]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [14][$200]; 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7][$200]

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