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Huset's High Bank Nationals
Huset's Speedway | Brandon, South Dakota
Friday, June 23, 2023
Race Recap  

SURGING SHARK: Logan Schuchart Tops Final Huset’s High Bank Nationals Prelim, Leads Points Entering Finale

Logan Schuchart has put himself in a position to make Sprint Car history.

Entering this week, the Hanover, PA native didn’t own a top-five finish at Huset’s Speedway. On Thursday night he changed that with a strong fourth. And then on Friday the driver of the Shark Racing #1S turned in a masterful drive to top the final prelim night of the Billion Auto Huset’s High Bank Nationals presented by Menards.

Schuchart slipped around the outside of Spencer Bayston on lap five, fended off a few challenges from Buddy Kofoid, and cruised to his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory of 2023 and the 37th of his career and pocketed $20,000. That mark gives him sole possession of 19th on the all-time Series win list. Huset’s is now the 21st different track he’s won at in World of Outlaws competition.

But the larger picture is the more important one for Schuchart and his Shark Racing crew. The back-to-back effective prelim outings positioned them atop the points heading into Saturday’s finale where a $250,000 payday – the largest in World of Outlaws history – awaits the winner. He’s guaranteed a spot in the King of the Hill that will line up the front four rows of the Feature. The Pennsylvania team that joined the World of Outlaws tour in 2014 with an uncertain future ahead now has a chance at the biggest paycheck in the World of Outlaws’ more than 45 years of history.

“Happy we were able to hold on. $20,000 is a lot of money, but we’re focused on $250,000 tomorrow,” Schuchart said. “I feel like I roll this racetrack really good right now when everything is right. I feel like we have as good of a shot as anybody. For any big race, it feels good to roll into with confidence.”

Schuchart began the 35-lap main event next to pole-sitter Spencer Bayston. When the green lights flashed, Bayston was able to slide ahead for the early advantage. But Schuchart didn’t let him get far away.

Bayston worked the bottom line aboard his CJB Motorsports #5 while Schuchart explored the high line. Almost immediately, Schuchart began to close in. The 30-year-old ripped around the cushion and moved in on Bayston’s tail tank. On the fifth circuit, Schuchart found the run he needed to power into the lead.

For Schuchart, he actually felt that not getting the lead on the initial start was beneficial to knowing where he needed to be on the track and moving into the top spot.

“There in the beginning I was kind of happy to not get the lead there at the start,” Schuchart explained. “I wanted to see how the racetrack was moving around for a little bit. Then once we got to the top, I could kind of gauge how I wanted to do my starts, and once we got going, I could get to the top and start making momentum.”

Logan Schuchart
After putting himself atop the points with Friday’s win, Logan Schuchart is focused on Saturday’s massive $250,000 prize (Trent Gower Photo)

Once Schuchart snagged the lead, he pulled ahead while behind him, Buddy Kofoid rolled into the runner-up spot by Bayston.

As the laps clicked away, Kofoid stayed roughly a second behind Schuchart within striking distance. When Schuchart would clear a lapped car, Kofoid would follow suit. Each time there was restart, Kofoid didn’t let Schuchart get too far ahead.

One last stoppage in the race set up a three-lap dash to the finish, and Schuchart saved perhaps his best restart for last. He roared away from Kofoid and drove with a comfortable advantage to the checkered flag for the win and the High Bank Nationals points lead.

“Yeah, it’s huge,” Schuchart said of being atop the standings. “It’s big. We want to be able to be there at the end of the night, put ourselves in position. If you’re starting 10th or 15th or wherever it’s going to be tough, but we have a great shot.”

For the second straight night, Buddy Kofoid wound up on the podium with Roth Motorsports. The Penngrove, CA native improved his finish from Thursday by a spot to claim the runner-up position for his sixth World of Outlaws top-three of the season. Only one spot on the podium remains for Kofoid to stand on this week. And if he can do it, he’ll be $250,000 richer.

“Dennis and Teresa Roth gave me a really good opportunity to drive such a prestigious car,” a grateful Kofoid said. “I feel pretty good about my odds. We were third yesterday, second today, and I hope we can be one better tomorrow.”

Rounding out the podium was the race’s pole-sitter – Spencer Bayston. It marked the Lebanon, IN native’s second podium of the year aboard the CJB #5. His efforts through the week have landed him fourth in points, and he’s entirely focused on the major prize that awaits on Saturday.

“We had, really, two good first nights,” Bayston said. “And coming here tonight it’s one of those to see if we can pick up on a few little things and improve and we certainly did that. We should be sitting really good for points. There’s a lot on the line tomorrow, so I felt like we made a really good gain tonight the Heat Race with our balance and my feel and then again in the Feature.”

Brad Sweet and David Gravel completed the top five.

A run from 24th to eighth earned Tyler Courtney his third KSE Racing Hard Charger of 2023.

Sheldon Haudenschild began the night by earning his second Simpson Performance Products QuickTime Award of the season and the 27th of his career.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Ryan Timms (first Heat Race win of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two through Six were topped by Spencer Bayston (16th of career), Tim Estenson (first of career), Jacob Allen (56th of career), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (50th of career), and Gio Scelzi (29th of career).

Donny Schatz won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

UP NEXT: History will be made as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will race for $250,000 on the final night of the Huset’s High Bank Nationals on Saturday, June 24. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[3]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston[2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 5. 2-David Gravel[7]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown[9]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[24]; 9. 41-Carson Macedo[4]; 10. 9R-Chase Randall[12]; 11. 5X-Kerry Madsen[13]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu[10]; 13. 88-Austin McCarl[11]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[20]; 15. 5T-Ryan Timms[16]; 16. 15-Donny Schatz[21]; 17. 17B-Bill Balog[17]; 18. 7S-Robbie Price[18]; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson[15]; 20. 52-Blake Hahn[23]; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne[19]; 22. 22K-Kaleb Johnson[6]; 23. 29-Sye Lynch[22]; 24. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[14]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 350.00031Running90$20,000
23+183JRMichael Kofoid 35-2.031Running90$10,000
32-15Spencer Bayston 35-2.8814Running90$6,000
48+449Brad Sweet 35-3.390Running90$5,500
57+22David Gravel 35-3.925Running90$5,000
65-117Sheldon Haudenschild 35-4.466Running90$4,500
79+221Brian Brown 35-5.388Running90$4,000
824+167BCTyler Courtney 35-5.859Running90$3,500
94-541Carson Macedo 35-6.440Running90$3,000
1012+29RChase Randall 35-6.702Running90$2,500
1113+25XKerry Madsen 35-6.981Running90$2,400
1210-224Rico Abreu 35-7.496Running90$2,300
1311-288Austin McCarl 35-8.237Running90$2,200
1420+63ZBrock Zearfoss 35-8.306Running90$2,100
1516+15TRyan Timms 35-8.579Running90$2,000
1621+515Donny Schatz 35-8.733Running90$1,500
1717017BBill Balog 35-8.734Running90$1,400
181807SRobbie Price 35-9.289Running90$1,300
1915-483HJustin Henderson 34-1 LapsRunning90$1,200
2023+352Blake Hahn 33-2 LapsRunning90$1,200
2119-29Kasey Kahne 31-4 LapsDNF90$1,200
226-1622KKaleb Johnson 16-19 LapsDNF90$1,200
2322-129Sye Lynch 15-20 LapsDNF90$1,200
2414-1018Giovanni Scelzi 14-21 LapsDNF90$1,200
KSE Hard Charger: Tyler Courtney
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+115Donny Schatz 120.00012Running0$0
21-129Sye Lynch 12-1.027Running0$0
36+352Blake Hahn 12-1.788Running0$0
48+47BCTyler Courtney 12-2.303Running0$0
513+811SParker Price-Miller 12-2.936Running90$300
617+1183James McFadden 12-4.530Running90$250
73-425Lachlan McHugh 12-5.457Running90$225
89+115HSam Hafertepe Jr12-5.694Running90$200
94-56CCarson McCarl 12-6.722Running90$200
1015+522Riley Goodno 12-8.044Running90$200
115-614TTim Estenson 12-8.764Running90$200
127-51AJacob Allen 12-9.221Running90$200
1312-116Brooke Tatnell 12-9.578Running90$200
1418+481Jack Dover 12-9.978Running90$200
1510-5101Cody Maroske 12-10.387Running90$200
1614-224WGaret Williamson 12-10.627Running90$200
1721+43Tim Kaeding 12-11.139Running90$200
1811-724TChristopher Thram 12-11.374Running90$200
1916-319Ayrton Gennetten 12-11.918Running90$200
2022+23JDusty Zomer 12-12.370Running90$200
2120-16Bill Rose 12-13.735Running90$200
2219-32AGTrent Pigdon 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
C Main Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1103Tim Kaeding 100.00010Running0$0
24+23JDusty Zomer 10-1.136Running0$0
33011MBrendan Mullen 10-3.106Running90$150
46+213Mark Dobmeier 10-3.990Running90$150
510+517DRyan Bickett 10-5.155Running90$150
65-112Tyler Drueke 10-5.973Running90$150
770G5Gage Pulkrabek 10-7.193Running90$150
880105Cody Ihlen 10-8.616Running90$150
9902KKevin Ingle 10-10.796Running90$150
102-820GNoah Gass 0-10 LapsDNS90$150
1111078Bill Wagner 0-10 LapsDNS90$150
1212011Cory Eliason 0-10 LapsDNS90$150
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+15TRyan Timms 100.00010Running
21-152Blake Hahn 10-0.781Running
36+317Sheldon Haudenschild 10-2.019Running
45+183JRMichael Kofoid 10-2.899Running
54-13ZBrock Zearfoss 10-3.102Running
67+181Jack Dover 10-4.379Running
73-415Donny Schatz 10-5.125Running
8803JDusty Zomer 10-6.337Running
990105Cody Ihlen 10-8.310Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+35Spencer Bayston 100.0003Running
21-17BCTyler Courtney 10-1.457Running
32-125Lachlan McHugh 10-1.6457Running
46+21SLogan Schuchart 10-3.048Running
5509RChase Randall 10-3.864Running
63-324TChristopher Thram 10-3.970Running
7703Tim Kaeding 10-4.998Running
88012Tyler Drueke 10-6.436Running
9902KKevin Ingle 10-9.730Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11014TTim Estenson 100.00010Running
24+241Carson Macedo 10-1.452Running
32-16CCarson McCarl 10-3.350Running
45+121Brian Brown 10-4.852Running
56+12David Gravel 10-5.717Running
63-316Brooke Tatnell 10-6.394Running
77020GNoah Gass 10-6.516Running
88013Mark Dobmeier 10-7.787Running
99017DRyan Bickett 10-8.984Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 100.00010Running
23+183HJustin Henderson 10-2.261Running
34+188Austin McCarl 10-3.187Running
47+383James McFadden 10-3.975Running
5507SRobbie Price 10-6.048Running
62-422Riley Goodno 10-7.214Running
78+111MBrendan Mullen 10-8.363Running
86-229Sye Lynch 2-8 LapsRunning
99078Bill Wagner 1-9 LapsRunning
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015HSam Hafertepe Jr100.00010Running
24+224Rico Abreu 10-0.835Running
37+411SParker Price-Miller 10-2.450Running
42-2101Cody Maroske 10-3.616Running
5509Kasey Kahne 10-3.934Running
66017BBill Balog 10-4.094Running
73-424WGaret Williamson 10-5.154Running
880G5Gage Pulkrabek 10-7.052Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+218Giovanni Scelzi 100.00010Running
25+349Brad Sweet 10-1.257Running
34+15XKerry Madsen 10-3.171Running
46+222KKaleb Johnson 10-4.318Running
57+22AGTrent Pigdon 10-5.363Running
62-419Ayrton Gennetten 10-6.407Running
71-66Bill Rose 5-5 LapsDNF
88011Cory Eliason 0-10 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.1880.000
2291SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.200-0.012
3172David Gravel Watertown, CT11.271-0.083
4529Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA11.273-0.085
5917BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.282-0.094
6122KKaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, SD11.283-0.095
73083JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.292-0.104
839RChase Randall Waco, TX11.293-0.105
91521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.321-0.133
10107SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.355-0.167
11409Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.379-0.191
122749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.386-0.198
1323ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.389-0.201
14345Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.405-0.217
153341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.406-0.218
164188Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.408-0.220
171624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.408-0.220
18205XKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.409-0.221
191115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.425-0.237
20724TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN11.440-0.252
214616Brooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW11.448-0.260
223783HJustin Henderson Tea, SD11.450-0.262
232324WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO11.460-0.272
242618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.470-0.282
25355TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.506-0.318
265225Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD11.519-0.331
27476CCarson McCarl Altoona, IA11.528-0.340
283822Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA11.528-0.340
2928101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD11.530-0.342
302119Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.531-0.343
31652Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK11.532-0.344
32367BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.557-0.369
332214TTim Estenson Fargo, ND11.561-0.373
34251AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.562-0.374
354315HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.582-0.394
36146Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.584-0.396
371981Jack Dover Springfield, NE11.606-0.418
38423Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA11.621-0.433
394420GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.640-0.452
403983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.660-0.472
413111SParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN11.669-0.481
42122AGTrent Pigdon , 11.678-0.490
43133JDusty Zomer Brandon, SD11.727-0.539
445112Tyler Drueke Eagle, NE11.740-0.552
453213Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND11.749-0.561
462411MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND11.750-0.562
4718G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN11.791-0.603
485011Cory Eliason Visalia, CA11.953-0.765
4945105Cody Ihlen Pipestone, MN12.039-0.851
5082KKevin Ingle Huron, SD12.125-0.937
514817DRyan Bickett Ramona, SD12.273-1.085
524978Bill Wagner , 12.891-1.703
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
13083JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA11.0850.000
2291SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.197-0.112
32618Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA11.217-0.132
42214TTim Estenson Fargo, ND11.223-0.138
5409Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA11.227-0.142
6172David Gravel Watertown, CT11.251-0.166
73341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.266-0.181
81115Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.305-0.220
9107SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.328-0.243
103783HJustin Henderson Tea, SD11.329-0.244
115011Cory Eliason Visalia, CA11.353-0.268
125225Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD11.359-0.274
132749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.360-0.275
14355TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.365-0.280
153983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.377-0.292
16917BBill Balog North Pole, AK11.394-0.309
174188Austin McCarl Altoona, IA11.410-0.325
183213Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND11.418-0.333
19417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.437-0.352
202324WGaret Williamson Columbia, MO11.455-0.370
21205XKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.470-0.385
22251AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.471-0.386
23476CCarson McCarl Altoona, IA11.485-0.400
241981Jack Dover Springfield, NE11.490-0.405
2528101Cody Maroske Gold Coast, QLD11.503-0.418
26367BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN11.526-0.441
274315HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX11.526-0.441
28423Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA11.530-0.445
293111SParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN11.544-0.459
302119Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO11.550-0.465
31724TChristopher Thram Sanborn, MN11.551-0.466
321624Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA11.553-0.468
33345Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.554-0.469
341521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO11.556-0.471
35122KKaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, SD11.596-0.511
364616Brooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW11.598-0.513
3739RChase Randall Waco, TX11.617-0.532
38652Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK11.627-0.542
39133JDusty Zomer Brandon, SD11.648-0.563
404817DRyan Bickett Ramona, SD11.650-0.565
4145105Cody Ihlen Pipestone, MN11.657-0.572
42529Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA11.667-0.582
435112Tyler Drueke Eagle, NE11.689-0.604
443822Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA11.695-0.610
454420GNoah Gass Mounds, OK11.705-0.620
46122AGTrent Pigdon , 11.716-0.631
4723ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.751-0.666
482411MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND11.845-0.760
49146Bill Rose Plainfield, IN11.947-0.862
5018G5Gage Pulkrabek East Grand Forks, MN12.103-1.018
5182KKevin Ingle Huron, SD12.480-1.395
524978Bill Wagner , 12.998-1.913
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Event Info  

Huset's High Bank Nationals
Friday, June 23, 2023
Huset's Speedway
2012 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, South Dakota 57005 

Event Description
The High Bank Nationals returns as the richest event in Sprint Car Racing's long history. Paying a staggering $250,000-to-win, the event expanded in purse and length with an extra day being added to the docket.


Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Feature Laps Length
35

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Parking Cost
$10

Camping Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Stadium Seating

Seat cushions and stadium seats are allowed



Personal Coolers
No coolers

Parking Cost
$10

Camping Availability

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Camping Cost



Track Info  

Huset's Speedway
2012 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, South Dakota 57005 

Track Size
0.333

Track Type
High-banked bullring

Sprint Car Track Record
10.319 seconds by Terry McCarl on 5/10/09

Track Map
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