Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, Ohio
Friday, May 05, 2023
Race Recap  

SHARK SURVIVAL: Logan Schuchart Fends off Late Rico Abreu Charge for First 2023 World of Outlaws Victory

Logan Schuchart wasn’t surprised when Rico Abreu slid ahead of him coming to the white flag Friday night at Eldora Speedway.

Nine years on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour has taught him someone is always lurking. The nation’s top Sprint Car drivers are prepared to pounce on the smallest mistake. Even though he’d led every lap entering the final one, Schuchart still didn’t expect to go unchallenged. What matters is the response to the challenge. Composure can be the difference between celebrating a win and settling for second.

This experience and expectation allowed the 10th year veteran to stay poised and map out his answer to Abreu’s slider. Schuchart executed a perfect response slide job of his own in Turn 1 and held off Abreu’s last gasp in the final set of corners to claim his first checkered flag of 2023.

“I was kind of expecting it sooner,” Schuchart said of Abreu’s bid for the lead. “I felt pretty confident that when he did drive across in front of me I knew that it was going to be hard for him to keep speed or block me into (Turn) one that I could kind of wait for him for a second coming out of (Turn) four and down the front stretch to make a move or decide what I was going to do. I know he wanted to get right back to the top, and I just kind of had to short slide him and park it in front of him because it was going to be very tough to drive back down off of (Turn) one and drive across the racetrack. I’m just happy to get this thing in Victory Lane.”

The trip to Victory Lane was Schuchart’s 36th with The Greatest Show on Dirt, equaling him with Bixby, OK’s Shane Stewart for 19th on the all-time Series win list. Schuchart now owns four triumphs at Eldora, which sits tied with Jackson Motorplex and The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the tracks he’s won the most at with the World of Outlaws.

Schuchart is also tied as the winningest Pennsylvanian at Eldora in World of Outlaws competition. He, Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), and Brent Marks (Myerstown, PA) all own four wins apiece.

Perhaps most importantly, Schuchart knocked the first win of the season monkey from his back. With seven top fives, including three podiums heading into Friday, the speed of the Shark Racing #1S had unquestionably been there. But with a zero in the win column, pressure had begun to build.

“It’s definitely huge to get that pressure off your back,” Schuchart admitted. “I feel just as good as anybody out here. I feel like we have the team to compete at the highest level and compete at the top. It’s just making those calls. Sometimes it’s me putting the wrong setup in the thing like last week at Haubstadt. It’s just learning and trial and error over the years of making these things right.”

Logan Schuchart
Logan Schuchart led all but one lap Friday night at Eldora Speedway on his way to winning (Trent Gower Photo)

Schuchart’s path to victory began quickly. The Hanover, PA native lined up third on the grid aboard the Drydene/DuraMAX machine with Brad Sweet and Abreu in front of him. Both Sweet and Abreu opted for the cushion in the first set of corners when the green flew. Schuchart decided to roll the middle and sailed by the top two.

From there, Schuchart maintained a decent advantage throughout the race. He was never able to pull too far ahead but kept those behind him at bay.

Meanwhile, a war erupted for spots within the top five as Abreu, Sweet, and Donny Schatz swapped spots in the early going. The Big E was in tip top shape allowing that trio to utilize many lanes as they battled for the runner-up spot. Even with racing each other, Schuchart stayed within their sights.

It wasn’t until Abreu fully established control of second that he was able to really begin to chip away at Schuchart’s advantage. Traffic helped Abreu have that one last chance as the white flag flew, but he didn’t quite have enough to hold back Schuchart after swiping the lead briefly. Schuchart felt appreciative that it was Abreu who offered the challenge and grateful he was able to best him.

“Rico is a class act guy on and off the track,” Schuchart said. “Him and Ricky Warner make a great team. They’re really tough to beat right now. They’re really fast everywhere we go.”

Abreu settled for second aboard the Rico Abreu Racing #24. The St. Helena, CA native continues to flex his early season muscle with his third World of Outlaws podium of the season and the 31st of his career. With Schuchart’s execution on the final lap, Abreu didn’t feel he could’ve done much more in search of the win.

“I was just waiting for him to slip one time,” Abreu explained. “I knew it was getting down to the wire there. It just comes down to a matter of sticking that last corner and him taking my lane away just startled my car a little bit to get back down to get a run. It was just smart racing on his end. Our car was unbelievable tonight.”

Rounding out the top three was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. The 45 year old looked smooth all race and appeared he may challenge for the win. But traffic in his lanes slowed Schatz enough to keep him from the top of the board. The third-place effort marked his first podium of the season and the 741st of his career.

“We were kind of hanging on there at the end, but I kind of knew that about 10 laps in,” Schatz said. “I had to get the wing back to stay with them. We can work from there. It’s a respectable finish for the night and gives us an opportunity for tomorrow.”

Completing the top five was Brad Sweet and David Gravel. With Carson Macedo finishing sixth, Sweet trimmed Macedo’s points lead down to only eight markers.

The night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger was Kyle Larson with a 22nd to 10th drive aboard Paul Silva’s #57.

Early in the night Logan Schuchart collected his third Simpson Performance Products QuickTime Award of the year and the 34th of his career.

CASE #No1EngineOil Heat One was topped by Brad Sweet (222nd of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two through Four were claimed by Sheldon Haudenschild (81st of career), Logan Schuchart (105th of career), and Donny Schatz (506th of career).

The MicroLite Last Chance Showdown victory went to Kraig Kinser.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return to Eldora Speedway on Saturday (May 6) for night two of #LetsRaceTwo. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 5. 2-David Gravel[10]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[13]; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[6]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson[22]; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri[11]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[8]; 13. 5-Spencer Bayston[16]; 14. 29-Parker Price Miller[14]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[20]; 16. 21-Brian Brown[19]; 17. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[9]; 18. 71-Cory Eliason[15]; 19. 19-Brent Marks[18]; 20. 4-Chris Windom[24]; 21. 13-Justin Peck[17]; 22. 42-Sye Lynch[23]; 23. 7S-Robbie Price[12]; 24. 101-Kraig Kinser[21]

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Feature Results
13+21SLogan Schuchart 300.00029Running150$10,000
22024Rico Abreu 30-0.3831Running146$5,500
34+115Donny Schatz 30-0.596Running144$3,200
41-349Brad Sweet 30-1.429Running142$2,600
510+52David Gravel 30-5.338Running140$2,350
67+141Carson Macedo 30-5.598Running138$2,150
713+61AJacob Allen 30-6.099Running136$2,100
86-218Giovanni Scelzi 30-6.472Running134$1,950
95-417Sheldon Haudenschild 30-7.874Running132$1,900
1022+1257Kyle Larson 30-8.371Running130$1,850
1111039MAnthony Macri 30-8.548Running128$1,400
128-43ZBrock Zearfoss 30-8.697Running126$1,200
1316+35Spencer Bayston 30-10.877Running124$1,000
1414029Parker Price-Miller 30-12.375Running122$900
1520+555Hunter Schuerenberg 30-12.525Running120$900
1619+321Brian Brown 30-13.827Running118$900
179-87BCTyler Courtney 30-15.501Running116$900
1815-371Cory Eliason 30-16.400Running114$900
1918-119Brent Marks 30-16.736Running112$900
2024+44Chris Windom 29-1 LapsRunning110$900
2117-413Justin Peck 29-1 LapsRunning108$900
2223+142Sye Lynch 29-1 LapsRunning106$900
2312-117SRobbie Price 29-1 LapsRunning104$900
2421-3101Kraig Kinser 29-1 LapsRunning102$900
KSE Hard Charger: Kyle Larson
Last Chance Showdown Results
13+2101Kraig Kinser 120.0003Running0$0
21-157Kyle Larson 12-0.9909Running0$0
35+242Sye Lynch 12-2.978Running0$0
46+24Chris Windom 12-4.732Running0$0
59+469KLance Dewease 12-5.722Running90$300
64-214Cole Macedo 12-7.099Running90$250
710+320GNoah Gass 12-7.752Running90$225
82-652Blake Hahn 12-9.493Running90$200
97-211Michael Kofoid 12-9.760Running90$200
1015+535Zach Hampton 12-11.378Running90$200
1112+170Scotty Thiel 12-13.633Running90$200
1214+249XCale Thomas 12-14.354Running90$200
1311-297J.J. Hickle 12-15.538Running90$200
148-66BBrandon Wimmer 12-15.941Running90$200
1513-215HSam Hafertepe Jr4-8 LapsDNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
12+149Brad Sweet 00.000Running0$0
21-124Rico Abreu 0-1.627Running0$0
34+11SLogan Schuchart 0-2.321Running0$0
43-115Donny Schatz 0-4.051Running0$0
55017Sheldon Haudenschild 0-4.925Running0$0
67+118Giovanni Scelzi 0-5.811Running0$0
78+141Carson Macedo 0-6.168Running0$0
86-23ZBrock Zearfoss 0-7.826Running0$0
C Main Results
12+149XCale Thomas 100.00010Running0$0
23+135Zach Hampton 10-2.456Running0$0
36+378Justin Clark 10-4.266Running90$150
49+5W20Greg Wilson 10-4.271Running90$150
510+523Zeth Sabo 10-5.584Running90$150
611+54XBradley Ashford 10-8.005Running90$125
7705TRyan Timms 6-4 LapsDNF90$125
88019PSean Rayhall 4-6 LapsDNF90$125
91-86Bill Rose 1-9 LapsDNF90$125
104-61MLandon Myers 0-10 LapsDNS90$125
115-626Zeb Wise 0-10 LapsDNS90$125
1213+15TTTravis Philo 0-10 LapsDNS90$125
1312-121HBrady Bacon 0-10 LapsDNS90$125
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.000Running
25+341Carson Macedo 8-1.837Running
32-17BCTyler Courtney 8-2.037Running
46+21AJacob Allen 8-2.761Running
57+213Justin Peck 8-4.725Running
69+3101Kraig Kinser 8-6.798Running
78+111Michael Kofoid 8-7.403Running
811+397J.J. Hickle 8-7.953Running
912+36Bill Rose 6-2 LapsDNF
104-626Zeb Wise 2-6 LapsDNF
113-857Kyle Larson 2-6 LapsDNF
1210-25TTTravis Philo 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017Sheldon Haudenschild 80.0008Running
24+218Giovanni Scelzi 8-1.144Running
32-139MAnthony Macri 8-2.809Running
43-171Cory Eliason 8-4.390Running
58+321Brian Brown 8-4.998Running
65-142Sye Lynch 8-5.432Running
76-169KLance Dewease 8-7.330Running
87-115HSam Hafertepe Jr8-7.961Running
911+235Zach Hampton 8-8.757Running
101005TRyan Timms 8-10.006Running
119-221HBrady Bacon 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 80.0006Running
22024Rico Abreu 8-1.5822Running
35+22David Gravel 8-2.835Running
47+329Parker Price-Miller 8-5.810Running
53-219Brent Marks 8-6.826Running
68+214Cole Macedo 8-7.237Running
74-352Blake Hahn 8-9.148Running
89+120GNoah Gass 8-9.585Running
96-349XCale Thomas 8-10.798Running
1011+178Justin Clark 8-11.804Running
1110-1W20Greg Wilson 8-13.194Running
121204XBradley Ashford 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11015Donny Schatz 80.000Running
2203ZBrock Zearfoss 8-2.989Running
3307SRobbie Price 8-4.609Running
48+45Spencer Bayston 8-6.250Running
55055Hunter Schuerenberg 8-7.400Running
6604Chris Windom 8-7.978Running
7706BBrandon Wimmer 8-10.406Running
84-470Scotty Thiel 8-12.365Running
9901MLandon Myers 8-13.492Running
1011+119PSean Rayhall 7-1 LapsRunning
1110-123Zeth Sabo 0-8 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA12.9300.000
2117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.994-0.064
3157BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN13.052-0.122
4639MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA13.054-0.124
51357Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.080-0.150
6971Cory Eliason Visalia, CA13.091-0.161
7526Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.098-0.168
81118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.106-0.176
91041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.108-0.178
102042Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA13.163-0.233
1131AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.164-0.234
122269KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA13.185-0.255
132113Justin Peck Monrovia, IN13.215-0.285
14715HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.217-0.287
152311Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.224-0.294
161221Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.237-0.307
1714101Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.366-0.436
181921HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK13.404-0.474
1945TTTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.417-0.487
20185TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK13.511-0.581
211797J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA13.529-0.599
22835Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN13.642-0.712
23166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.893-0.963
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
141SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA12.9160.000
21215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.189-0.273
32024Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA13.221-0.305
493ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.371-0.455
51619Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.378-0.462
6147SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.391-0.475
7852Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK13.431-0.515
8370Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI13.431-0.515
9222David Gravel Watertown, CT13.435-0.519
10555Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO13.468-0.552
11649XCale Thomas Fairland, IN13.475-0.559
1224Chris Windom Canton, IL13.547-0.631
131529Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN13.565-0.649
1476BBrandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN13.638-0.722
151014Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA13.721-0.805
16185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.753-0.837
171720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.802-0.886
18191MLandon Myers York, PA13.844-0.928
1921W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.854-0.938
201323Zeth Sabo Fremont, OH13.887-0.971
211178Justin Clark Hamersville, OH13.894-0.978
222319PSean Rayhall Boston, MA14.092-1.176
2314XBradley Ashford Wilmington, OH14.251-1.335
Hot Laps Results
1452David Gravel Watertown, CT13.0380.000
24324Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA13.070-0.032
3271SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.157-0.119
4415Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.186-0.148
53515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.230-0.192
64020GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.232-0.194
72269KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA13.235-0.197
81118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.265-0.227
9254Chris Windom Canton, IL13.312-0.274
10323ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.316-0.278
111357Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.325-0.287
121221Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.344-0.306
131921HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK13.348-0.310
143919Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.358-0.320
153829Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN13.367-0.329
162855Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO13.401-0.363
171041Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.443-0.405
1831AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.461-0.423
192113Justin Peck Monrovia, IN13.469-0.431
20157BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN13.487-0.449
2144W20Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.487-0.449
222949XCale Thomas Fairland, IN13.489-0.451
232042Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA13.495-0.457
242670Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI13.563-0.525
251797J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA13.622-0.584
26377SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.644-0.606
27421MLandon Myers York, PA13.650-0.612
28306BBrandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN13.663-0.625
2914101Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.684-0.646
303314Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA13.704-0.666
31249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.709-0.671
32117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.711-0.673
33166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.714-0.676
343623Zeth Sabo Fremont, OH13.751-0.713
3545TTTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.807-0.769
36526Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.896-0.858
373152Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK13.912-0.874
38639MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA13.932-0.894
394619PSean Rayhall Boston, MA14.005-0.967
40835Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN14.015-0.977
413478Justin Clark Hamersville, OH14.044-1.006
42715HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.057-1.019
43244XBradley Ashford Wilmington, OH14.574-1.536
44971Cory Eliason Visalia, CA14.574-1.536
452311Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.574-1.536
46185TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK14.574-1.536
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, Ohio 45348 

Event Description
The Greatest Show on Dirt makes a doubleheader trip to "The Big E" in this #LetsRaceTwo weekend.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
Friday, May 5

1:30PM Ticket Sales Begin (Main Gate, Turn 4, Pit Gate)
2PM Spectator Gates Open
6PM Hot Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Hot Laps
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Low-E Insulation Qualifying
USAC Sprint Car Hot Laps
USAC Sprint Car Qualifying
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Non-Qualifier Race(s) (8 Laps)(If Needed)
USAC Sprint Car Heat Races
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Heat Races (8 Laps)
USAC Sprint Car C-Main (If Needed)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Toyota Dash Draw
USAC Sprint Car B-Main
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car C-Main (10 Laps)(If Needed)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Toyota Dash (6 Laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps)
USAC Sprint Car Feature
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature (30 Laps)

Saturday, May 6

1:30PM Ticket Sales Begin (Main Gate, Turn 4, Pit Gate)
2PM Spectator Gates Open
6PM Hot Laps
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Hot Laps
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Low-E Insulation Qualifying
USAC Sprint Car Hot Laps
USAC Sprint Car Qualifying
Opening Ceremonies
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Non-Qualifier Race(s) (8 Laps)(If Needed)
USAC Sprint Car Heat Races
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Heat Races (8 Laps)
USAC Sprint Car C-Main (If Needed)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Toyota Dash Draw
USAC Sprint Car B-Main
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car C-Main (10 Laps)(If Needed)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Toyota Dash (6 Laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps)
USAC Sprint Car Feature
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature (30 Laps)
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 11 rows of Main Grandstand, Patio seats, NTW, plus NTA, NTB & ST (bring your lawn chair)

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted. Stadium style seats may NOT exceed 18 inches, cannot have arms/armrests. No high back seats.

Handicapped Seating
The top row of main grandstand and terrace sections. Reserved seats are recommended. Companion seating is available, please request when ordering tickets. Chair not provided.

Handicapped Parking
Main parking lot (entry off of State Route 118) and outside of the Turn 4 admission gate.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older. Minors aged 14 through 17 require fully completed Minor Waiver & Parental Consent form.

Personal Coolers
Yes, personal coolers are allowed in the track. Maximum size is 14" in any direction. Glass items are prohibited. Fans cannot bring in their own alcohol.


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
State law prohibits smoking in all spectator areas, buildings, structures and lines. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.

Parking Cost
$10 or FREE

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118

Track Phone
(937) 338-3815

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Late Model Track Record
14.761 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 10/12/18

Closest Airport
Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Other Airport
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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