Celebrates second series win in front of local crowd
PORT ROYAL, Pa. - Oct. 15, 2016 - Unlike the others, Logan Schuchart did not scale his car right away in victory lane. Rather, the Hanover, Pa. native took the time to hug his family in front of a local crowd. Schuchart won his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series race of the season Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway - less than 100 miles from his hometown.
Thereon, Schuchart jumped on the back of his racecar and began to climb to the wing and the confetti waiting for him at the top. Schuchart slid down the front of the wing as hundreds of fans applauded his dominant performance in the 30-lap feature. He led 28 laps, starting the feature on the outside of the first row in second.
"It means a lot to win here," Schuchart said. "Port Royal is where we started so to win here at home, we're proud. We're still from P.A. no matter what anybody says."
The qualifying flights earlier in the night foreshadowed the battle between pole-sitter Lucas Wolfe and Schuchart. Wolfe recorded the night's quick time with a 15.278; he established the track record for 410-sprints with 15.168 on July 5, 2014.Schuchart was second fastest in qualifying, just .02 seconds off his pace. Together, the feature showcased the two drivers' quickness around the half-mile oval.
Schuchart wasted no time, challenging Wolfe in the opening lap of the race. Though Wolfe slammed the door on his attempts in turns two and four, a caution the following lap essentially gave Schuchart a do-over.
Schuchart took advantage of the early-caution, finally making the pass low in turn two. In the next four laps, Schuchart extended his lead to a 2.316-second margin. By this time, the front of the 25-car field reached lapped traffic. However, his buffer did not last long as the race's second caution compromised his lead.
"It felt like the longest 30 laps ever," Schuchart said. "We've had races where we've been out front and have slowed down in lapped traffic. I got a little nervous. But once I got the top rolling, I could kind of pull the wing back and get my speed back. It felt pretty good. We're just really proud of this whole Shark Racing team."
On the restart, Wolfe reclaimed the lead but only momentarily. Schuchart answered back, soon reestablishing a comfortable cushion between him and Wolfe. Wolfe did not get another chance to challenge him. Within the final 10 laps of the feature, Wolfe began to fade while Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz took a similar route to the podium. Wolfe held onto fourth position.
"Donny showed me the bottom off two and four and we moved down," said Hodnett, who finished second. "I got going on the bottom but Logan was gone. He was in another zip code. We were just lucky to be able to come up to second. It was a great field of cars and great fans.
Schuchart increased the spread to nearly four seconds in the closing laps of the race and ultimately won by a 4.705-second margin. Schuchart said the second half of the year is when the team really started to click. But, he owed his quick lap times and overall success to car owner Bobby Allen, who is also his grandfather. Allen was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1998.
"He's been doing it himself lately," Allen said. "He has a different car a little bit - different motor that seemed to work pretty well. It's great to get [a win] anywhere you can get them, but it was great to get it here. He had the car working good and was driving it very well."
Schatz, rounding out the podium, recorded his 58th top five performance of 2016. With five races left in the season, Schatz is two top five finishes shy of tying his total from last season.
"Obviously you want to win when you come out. That's how you get the 'Champion' status," Schatz said. "When you don't, you have to figure out why. So, we have a little work to do there. It was fun. [The track] did a great job giving us a great surface to race on top to bottom. You get to go to a lot of places in the country, and to see the pride that goes into what everyone has done here...it's just crazy how much pride the fans take in it. A lot of racetracks in the country people take for granted, but it's great to see [the pride] right here."
Port Royal Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Logan Schuchart jumped out to an early lead in the feature's opening laps to claim his second series win of 2016. Schuchart dominated the field, leading 28 of the 30 laps. Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz broke into the podium too late to catch him.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Stevie Smith; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, David Gravel; Craftsman/Sears: Lucas Wolfe; KSE Hard Charger: Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Fulton Speedway on October 8); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart - 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Logan Schuchart - 2 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9; Port Royal Speedway on October 15); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27); Danny Dietrich - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on October 14)
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Port Royal Speedway, Pa.; Oct. 15, 2016
Feature - (30 Laps)1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [1] [$2,800]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [12] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$2,050]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,000]; 11. 51S-Stevie Smith [13] [$1,500]; 12. 19M-Brent Marks [15] [$1,200]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [19] [$1,100]; 14. 17W-Kerry Madsen [23] [$1,050]; 15. 70-Danny Holtgraver [8] [$1,000]; 16. 1B-Dale Blaney [16] [$900]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [20] [$800]; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney [9] [$800]; 19. 7-Paul McMahan [17] [$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$800]; 21. 88-T.J. Stutts [18] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$800]; 23. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [24] [$800]; 24. 17B-Bill Balog [22] [$800]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [25] [$]; Lap Leaders:Lucas Wolfe 1-2, Logan Schuchart 3-30; KSE Hard Charger Award:17W-Kerry Madsen [+9]
Qualifying- 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 15.258; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.278; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.285; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.308; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.340; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.358; 7. 5-David Gravel, 15.385; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.390; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 15.413; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.430; 11. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 15.436; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.443; 13. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.447; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.457; 15. 51S-Stevie Smith, 15.468; 16. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.487; 17. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.496; 18. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.509; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.527; 20. 88-T.J. Stutts, 15.527; 21. 747-Davey Sammons, 15.558; 22. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.577; 23. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 15.589; 24. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.592; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.604; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.607; 27. O7-Doug Esh, 15.630; 28. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.641; 29. M1-Mark Smith, 15.651; 30. 7W-Logan Wagner, 15.652; 31. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 15.660; 32. 19M-Brent Marks, 15.662; 33. 20-Ryan Taylor, 15.678; 34. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.691; 35. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.778; 36. 33-Curt Stroup, 15.804; 37. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.814; 38. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.827; 39. 49X-Craig Dollansky, 15.844; 40. 44-Joey Hershey, 15.864; 41. 47K-Kody Lehman, 15.874; 42. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 15.888; 43. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 15.968; 44. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.689; 45. 24B-Dustin Baney, 16.028.
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 3. 5C-Dylan Cisney [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [5]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [8]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [11]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [12]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 11. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 12. 19-Paige Polyak [10]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 17W-Kerry Madsen [3]; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 9. 33-Curt Stroup [10]; 10. 71A-R.J. Johnson [11]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 88-T.J. Stutts [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 13X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 11. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 12. 49X-Craig Dollansky [11]
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [6]; 7. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 8. M1-Mark Smith [8]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner [10]; 10. 44-Joey Hershey [11]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature)1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 5-David Gravel [8]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver [5]
C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)- 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2] [-]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [4] [-]; 3. 33-Curt Stroup [5] [$150]; 4. 49X-Craig Dollansky [6] [$150]; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman [7] [$150]; 6. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9] [$125]; 7. 24B-Dustin Baney [11] [$125]; 8. 44-Joey Hershey [8] [$125]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [1] [$125]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [3] [$125]; 11. 13X-Tim Shaffer [10] [$125]; 12. 25-Aaron Ott [12] [$125]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1.1A-Jacob Allen [1] [-]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2] [-]; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen [3] [-]; 4. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [8] [-]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [7] [$300]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [6] [$250]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [11] [$225]; 8. 747-Davey Sammons [4] [$200]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner [16] [$200]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15] [$200]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [10] [$200]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [9] [$200]; 13. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [14] [$200]; 14. 71M-Dave Blaney [5] [$200]; 15. 20-Ryan Taylor [13] [$200]; 16. M1-Mark Smith [12] [$200]
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 10753 0 24 58 73 5
2 9 Daryn Pittman 10445 -308 7 43 64 7
3 5 David Gravel 10438 -315 9 44 65 6
4 49 Brad Sweet 10431 -322 7 43 62 13
5 83 Joey Saldana 10254 -499 5 29 58 10
6 2 Shane Stewart 10220 -533 8 37 62 4
7 41 Jason Johnson 9710 -1043 3 17 44 4
8 1S Logan Schuchart 9591 -1162 2 17 36 3
9 7s Jason Sides 9362 -1391 1 5 27 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 9024 -1729 0 1 18 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 8644 -2109 1 4 12 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 8402 -2351 0 2 10 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 6275 -4478 2 12 29 2
14 13 Clyde Knipp 5618 -5135 0 0 0 0
15 11k Kraig Kinser 3264 -7489 0 3 8 0
16 24 Terry McCarl 3226 -7527 1 1 5 0
17 41 Dominic Scelzi 3076 -7677 0 1 5 0
18 1 Sammy Swindell 2947 -7806 0 2 5 1
19 18 Ian Madsen 2941 -7812 0 0 11 1
20 49X Tim Shaffer 2736 -8017 0 2 5 0
21 21 Brian Brown 2669 -8084 0 4 10 1

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