Logan Schuchart: From Rags To Riches

Logan Schuchart: From Rags To Riches

Published On August 21, 2023 | By Spencer Hill | News, Top Posts


In his tenth season on the World of Outlaws sprint car tour, Logan Schuchart finally has his name in the history books. Crown jewel victories have seemed to elude the thirty year old driver from Hanover, Pennsylvania. Finishing in the top five at several of the Outlaws crown jewel events including the national open and the Kings Royal. However on July 13th, that all changed.

Schuchart currently drives the Shark Racing 1S owned by Grandfather and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Bobby Allen. Logan’s career began at the young age of eight when he started racing go-karts in Pennsylvania in 2001. That year he claimed rookie of the year honors in the 425 box stock class. He continued racing go-karts around Pennsylvania until 2008 when he made his sprint car debut at Trailway Speedway, claiming his first sprint car feature soon after on June 26th, 2009. In 2010, he became the youngest driver to win Lincoln Speedways 358 sprint car track championship. The following year Schuchart took on the regional 358 series in Pennsylvania, claiming the season championship and making his first 410 Sprint start. 2012 would be the young driver’s first full year in 410 competition, where he was voted the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 410 rookie of the year.

A few years later, Grandpa Bobby Allen decided that to be the best you have to race with the best, and the team set out on their first full season with the World of Outlaws sprint car series. Even though the team was undoubtedly the underdogs of the series, they quickly showed they were competitive and destined for victory. Perseverance was the name of the Shark racing team, being vastly under budgeted in comparison to the other touring teams. The team claimed several podium finishes in their first season before claiming their first victory in their second season at Cedar Lake speedway in Wisconsin. Over the next years, Schuchart and the Shark racing team quickly grew to be one of the front runners with the World of Outlaws. 

Eldora speedway is no stranger to the World of Outlaws season year in and year out. The series racks up a total of four visits a season, making it one of the most visited tracks on the tour. Logan Schuchart is no stranger to victory lane at the historic track either. He’s racked up five total wins at the track including one earlier this year during the Let’s Race Two weekend in May. 

While the Eldora Million was an unsanctioned sprint car event, the chance of winning the largest payday in sprint car history drew drivers and fans from across the country to the track. Boasting a crowd of over 30,000 people, it marked one of the largest crowds in Eldora history. The FloRacing sponsored event marked a points based format that started the night before with a twin feature night. Drivers were awarded points based on finishing positions in each of their races. The lineup for the heat races of the Eldora Million were based on these points with the top three finishers of the heats transferring to the Million dollar feature. Heat race winners drew for their starting positions 1-6. Schuchart finished fourth in his feature on Wednesday which set him up to start on the pole of heat two on Thursday. He went on to win the heat race despite having a power steering issue. In the draw for starting positions in the feature, Logan had luck on his side and drew the pole position. Starting the 50 lap feature in the first position, Schuchart would go on to lead all 50 laps and claim the $1,002,023 paycheck in Victory lane. Carson Macedo and Brad Sweet rounded out the podium for the historic event. 


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