Hanover driver finishes strong World of Outlaws season with $12,000 win in Charlotte
Hanover’s Logan Schuchart ended the 2020 World of Outlaws 410 sprint season with his seventh win of the year in Saturday evening’s Last Call at Charlotte in North Carolina.
Still, it wasn’t quite enough for the York County driver to wrest the series championship from defending champion Brad Sweet.
Actually, Schuchart’s bid for the season-long title ended Friday when he finished sixth to Sweet’s fourth.
Schuchart had to battle Sweet for Saturday's $12,000 win, taking the top spot from the series champion on the fourth lap. Sweet finished second, with David Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Donny Schatz, Dave Blaney, Kyle Larson, Daryn Pittman and Sheldon Haudenschild. Brock Zearfoss was 17th, Dillsburg’s Anthony Marci was 20th, Brent Marks was 22nd and Hanover’s Jacob Allen was 24th.
Friday, Gravel scored the win over Haudenschild, Schatz, Sweet, Larson, Schuchart, Carson Macedo, Ian Madsen, Justin Peck and Cory Eliason. Marks was 24th and Allen was 25th.
“We came into this weekend saying we just wanted to end strong,” said Schuchart on the World of Outlaws website. “We knew certain things were out of our control. (Friday) night was a challenge, but we made up for it a little bit. To end the World of Outlaws season with a win is awesome. We weren’t able to get the champion, but fifth last year and second this year (in points). ... this Shark Racing team is coming."
Sweet finished the season with 7,344 points, followed by Schuchart at 7,298 and Schatz at 7,274. Allen finished eighth at 6,508.
The Last Call week started Wednesday with the World of Outlaws' late models in competition. Brandon Overton won Wednesday's race over Dennis Erb, Tim McCreadie, Schatz and series champion Brandon Sheppard. York’s Rick Eckert finished ninth.
Thursday, McCreadie was the winner over Ricky Weiss, Overton, Chris Madden and Dale McDowell.
Smith, Colagiovanni win at Bridgeport: The United Racing Club 360 sprints raced at New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on Friday and Saturday.
In the Friday evening show, Mark Smith raced to his 25th 360 sprint win of the season, besting Adam Carberry for the win, with Troy Betts, Josh Weller and Ryan Smith in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Lucas Wolfe, J.J. Grasso, Tyler Ross, Alex Bright and Robbie Stillwaggon.
In Saturday’s race, teenage New York state racer Paulie Colagiovanni raced to the victory over Ryan Smith, with Briggs Danner, Chuck Hebing and Derek Locke in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Jason Shultz, Ross, Weller, Carberry and Betts.
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