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World of Outlaws Independence Spectacular
Cedar Lake Speedway | New Richmond, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Race Recap  

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME: Logan Schuchart Ends Slump with Statement Cedar Lake Victory

The Series veteran takes the Shark Racing machine to Victory Lane for the first time in 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.

Logan Schuchart races just ahead of Sheldon Haudenschild at Cedar Lake
Logan Schuchart was forced to hold off one of the year’s hottest driver in Sheldon Haudenschild to get his first win of 2024 (Trent Gower Photo)

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.

FEATURE RESULTS:

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]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 300.00030Running150$12,000
23+117Sheldon Haudenschild 30-3.585Running146$8,000
32-12David Gravel 30-4.596Running144$5,000
410+615Donny Schatz 30-5.367Running142$3,200
54-141Carson Macedo 30-6.158Running140$2,800
67+183Michael Kofoid 30-6.753Running138$2,600
78+118Giovanni Scelzi 30-7.301Running136$2,400
812+417BBill Balog 30-10.681Running134$2,300
96-324TChristopher Thram 30-11.367Running132$2,200
1013+345Landon Brooks 30-12.075Running130$2,000
119-27SLandon Crawley 30-12.781Running128$1,800
1211-149JJosh Schneiderman 29-1 LapsRunning126$1,600
1318+570Kraig Kinser 29-1 LapsRunning124$1,400
1419+56Kelby Watt 28-2 LapsRunning122$1,200
1514-114TBrooke Tatnell 28-2 LapsRunning120$1,200
1616074NLuke Nellis 28-2 LapsRunning118$1,200
1721+4199Ryan Bowers 28-2 LapsRunning116$1,200
1822+433 28-2 LapsRunning114$1,200
1923+410JJustin Jacobsma 28-2 LapsRunning112$1,200
2020047Todd King 22-8 LapsRunning110$1,200
215-1624DDanny Sams III19-11 LapsRunning108$1,200
2217-523WScott Winters 17-13 LapsRunning106$1,200
2324+191Reed Allex 2-28 LapsRunning104$1,200
2415-93ZBrock Zearfoss 0-30 LapsRunning102$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1106Kelby Watt 00.000Running150$0
23+147Todd King 00.000Running146$0
34+1199Ryan Bowers 00.000Running144$0
45+133 00.000Running142$0
56+110JJustin Jacobsma 00.000Running140$500
67+191Reed Allex 00.000Running138$400
72-5G5Gage Pulkrabek 00.000Running136$350
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 00.000Running0$0
2202David Gravel 0-2.074Running0$0
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 0-3.299Running0$0
45+141Carson Macedo 0-5.094Running0$0
56+124DDanny Sams III0-6.826Running0$0
64-224TChristopher Thram 0-7.932Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+117Sheldon Haudenschild 00.000Running
21-141Carson Macedo 0-1.360Running
33083Michael Kofoid 0-2.590Running
44015Donny Schatz 0-3.206Running
55045Landon Brooks 0-4.542Running
67+174NLuke Nellis 0-6.724Running
79+247Todd King 0-7.745Running
86-2G5Gage Pulkrabek 0125.874Running
98-110JJustin Jacobsma 0157.336Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 00.000Running
22024TChristopher Thram 0-0.861Running
33018Giovanni Scelzi 0-1.946Running
45+149JJosh Schneiderman 0-4.268Running
57+214TBrooke Tatnell 0-6.984Running
66023WScott Winters 0-7.745Running
78+1199Ryan Bowers 0-10.644Running
84-46Kelby Watt 0-10.933Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 00.000Running
22024DDanny Sams III0-2.842Running
3307SLandon Crawley 0-4.935Running
46+217BBill Balog 0-6.714Running
5503ZBrock Zearfoss 0-7.704Running
64-270Kraig Kinser 0-9.905Running
77033 0-11.549Running
88091Reed Allex 026.348Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA10.7210.000
251SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA10.771-0.050
3252David Gravel Watertown, CT10.774-0.053
41417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.812-0.091
5424TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN10.850-0.129
6324DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL10.891-0.170
71383Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA10.895-0.174
8218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA10.973-0.252
9157SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.010-0.289
101915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.022-0.301
11176Kelby Watt Adel, IA11.055-0.334
12770Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.076-0.355
13845Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA11.082-0.361
14149JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA11.145-0.424
15223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.146-0.425
1623G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN11.149-0.428
172123WScott Winters Butterfield, MN11.174-0.453
182017BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.182-0.461
19974NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN11.287-0.566
202414TBrooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW11.301-0.580
211133 , 11.446-0.725
221810JJustin Jacobsma Hull, IA11.552-0.831
2310199Ryan Bowers Nowthen, MN11.577-0.856
241691Reed Allex St. Cloud, MN12.514-1.793
251247Todd King Sheboygan Falls, WI0.00010.721
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1252David Gravel Watertown, CT10.9450.000
21417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH10.962-0.017
3641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.067-0.122
42017BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.074-0.129
5157SLandon Crawley Benton, AR11.138-0.193
6176Kelby Watt Adel, IA11.169-0.224
751SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.232-0.287
8324DDanny Sams IIINorth Port, FL11.283-0.338
91383Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.284-0.339
10223ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.292-0.347
112414TBrooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW11.334-0.389
122123WScott Winters Butterfield, MN11.334-0.389
13218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.380-0.435
1423G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN11.383-0.438
15845Landon Brooks Yuba City, CA11.384-0.439
16770Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.460-0.515
17424TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN11.483-0.538
181915Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.552-0.607
19974NLuke Nellis Forest Lake, MN11.574-0.629
20149JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA11.580-0.635
211810JJustin Jacobsma Hull, IA11.661-0.716
221247Todd King Sheboygan Falls, WI11.930-0.985
2310199Ryan Bowers Nowthen, MN11.965-1.020
241133 , 12.004-1.059
251691Reed Allex St. Cloud, MN12.978-2.033
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws Independence Spectacular
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017 

Event Description
The 4th of July tradition moves up a week with a Pre-Independence Day Spectacular in New Richmond, WI.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Event Schedule

FRIDAY:
Grandstands at 5PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:45PM
Motor Heat: 6:15PM
Hot Laps: 6:45PM
Racing at 7PM

SATURDAY:
Grandstands at 5PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:45PM
Motor Heat: 6:15PM
Hot Laps: 6:45PM
Racing at 7PM
HUGE FIREWORKS!


*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(612) 363-0479

Options And Prices

FRIDAY:
$40 Adults/Reserved: $45; $20 Student Age 6-16/Reserved: $22; 5 and under FREE; Senior General Admission: $38; $40 Pit Pass

SATURDAY:
$45 Adults/Reserved: $50; $22 Student Age 6-16/Reserved: $25; Senior General Admission: $43; 5 and under FREE; $45 Pit Pass

2-Day Pass: Adult (17+): $80; Student (6-16): $40



Grandstand Type
Bleachers / chairbacks

Family Section Location

All areas are family friendly



Handicapped Seating Location
Both sides of stadium have wheel chair accessible seating

Pit Pass Price

Friday: $40
Saturday: $45



Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Parking Cost



Handicapped Parking Location
Outside the front gate

Camping Availability

Non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services



Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers / chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
Both sides of stadium have wheel chair accessible seating

Handicapped Parking
Outside the front gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Personal Coolers
Coolers are permitted at the speedway, however you are NOT ALLOWED to bring in any alcoholic beverages or glass containers.

ATMs
1

Alcohol Sales
Beer and wine will be available to purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in Grandstands

Family Section

All areas are family friendly



Parking Cost



Camping Availability

Non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services



Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Track Info  

Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017 

Track Phone
(715) 248-7119

Ticket Phone
(612) 363-0479

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size
0.375

Sprint Car Track Record
10.721 seconds by Carson Macedo on 6/29/2024

Late Model Track Record
12.950 by Shannon Babb on 8/3/23

Closest Airport
Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Other Airport
Eau Claire, WI (EAU / KEAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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