Skagit Nationals
Skagit Speedway | Burlington, WA
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Race Recap  

EVERGREEN EXPERT: Logan Schuchart Surges by Brad Sweet for Third Skagit Score

Logan Schuchart opened the 2022 trip to Washington on Thursday night exactly how he ended the 2021 swing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – in Victory Lane.

While perfecting the middle groove around Skagit Speedway, the Hanover, PA native baited championship leader Brad Sweet into leaving the bottom, capitalizing on Lap 22 to take the lead and stop Sweet’s bid for the fourth perfect night of the season. It was a finish that came down to the wire – proof by the 0.135-second margin of difference at the white flag – as the two stars sliced and diced their way through tight lap traffic.

The Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S made one final move on the 30th circuit to seal the deal as Schuchart scored his third win of the season and 33rd of his career with The Greatest Show on Dirt. His third score at Alger, WA’s Skagit Speedway gives him back-to-back wins in “The Evergreen State” to go along with last year’s Grays Harbor Raceway win, where the Series returns on Monday, September 5.

Schuchart will return for night two of the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on Friday, September 2 with the chance for back-to-back wins at the Kevin Rudeen & Peter Murphy owned facility, something that hasn’t been done since Schuhcart himself last did it in 2019. All of the action is building towards Saturday’s finale with a $26,000-to-win finale on the line.

“I honestly felt like our #1S was better tonight, but I knew I needed to time the run perfect to get by him,” Schuchart said. “Brad is such a smart driver, so he’s not going to make many mistakes. I knew I would have to capitalize on him being a little conservative, and luckily we did it at the right time. I figured he was getting back to me the last few laps because I could tell the bottom was getting faster, but thankfully we made the right call in traffic and had enough to hold him off.”

It was a torrid tango for the top spot near halfway between Sweet & Schuchart. [Trent Gower]

After suffering a 32-race drought from April to August, Schuchart and the Shark #1S have now won two of the last four point races at Jackson (MN) Motorplex and Skagit (WA) Speedway. The 29-year-old will have plenty of more chances to add to that over the next week at Skagit, Grays Harbor, and Silver Dollar (CA) Speedway, where he returns as the defending Gold Cup champion.

“I can’t thank my guys enough,” he continued. “Ronald Helmick, Todd Berkheimer, they’re working their butts off. We struggled throughout the first half of the season, but I think we’re building a strong second wind here.”

Finishing second after leading the first 21 laps was Brad Sweet, who fell short of a perfect night by 1.068-seconds at the checkered flag. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team still managed to expand their championship lead to 70-points over David Gravel as they continue to chase a fourth consecutive World of Outlaws title. Thursday’s P2 effort now bumps “The Big Cat” to nine-straight top-five results at Skagit Speedway, a track he conquered for the first time last year.

“I think Logan was just better than us, all night honestly,” Sweet admitted. “He was able to pace me in the Dash and we tried to make a few changes to get better in the Feature, but he could stay with me so well. I mean he drove right around me even when I was hitting my marks. He was a lot more maneuverable than us tonight, especially in traffic. It was a bit tricky deciphering the grip or slick spots. We’ll come back tomorrow and work on this thing some more.”

Earning his 13th podium of the season and 13th podium at Skagit Speedway was Donny Schatz with a third-place effort in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Sage Fruit, Ford Performance #15. A P3 run extends his mark as the longest active streak of top-10 finishes with his last 12 races averaging a 4.0 finish for the Fargo, ND native.

“I know I got to see a pretty good race unfold right in front of me,” Schatz noted. “I tried to gather it up and get in there to battle with those guys, but we just didn’t have it tonight. We’ll work on it and try to be better.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Schuchart (117th), Sweet (253rd), Schatz (736th). [Trent Gower]

Sweet’s closest championship counterparts Carson Macedo (-100) and David Gravel (-72), who are both former winners at Skagit Speedway, closed out the top-five on Thursday night.

Rounding out the top-10 was an eclectic group including Australia’s Kerry Madsen in sixth, Pennsylvania’s Jacob Allen in seventh, California’s Corey Day in eighth, Washington’s Trey Starks in ninth, and Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild in tenth.

NOS NOTEBOOK (Skagit Speedway, 9/1/22)

Logan Schuchart’s third win makes him the ninth driver this season to record at least three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, joining Macedo (10), Haudenchild (8), Gravel (5), Marks (5), Sweet (4), Larson (4), Schatz (3), and Allen (3). At 33 career wins, Schuchart now sits only three triumphs away from tying Shane Stewart (36), of Bixby, OK, for 19th on the All-Time Win List. He’s also the fifth driver to earn three World of Outlaws wins at Skagit Speedway, entering a club with Schatz (4), Wolfgang (3), Blaney (3), and Saldana (3).

Brad Sweet opened his perfect night bid by topping My Place Hotels Qualifying for the sixth time this season, circling Skagit in 12.222 seconds. It’s his 67th career QuickTime Award, which ranks sixth this century behind Saldana (147), Schatz (102), Gravel (95), McMahan (79), and Lasoski (75).

NOS Energy Drink Heat Race wins went to Sweet (211th career), James McFadden (32nd career), Logan Schuchart (103rd career), and Jacob Allen (47th career). Sweet’s strong night continued with a win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, marking his Series-best sixth pole position of the season.

A group of five drivers made their World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut on Thursday night. Three of those fresh faces made the show including Joel Myers Jr. (Sebastopol, CA) finished 19th, Greg Hamilton (Burlington, WA) finished 22nd, and Jesse Schlotfeldt (Arlington, WA) finished 24th; while Colby Thornhill (Enumclaw, WA) and Bailey Jean (Granite Falls, WA) wrapped up in the Last Chance Showdown.

Eight drivers qualified for their first NOS Energy Drink Feature of the 2022 season, bringing the count to 191 different Feature starters through 53 races. Washingtonians Trey Starks (9th) and Jason Solwold (13th) led the way over Tanner Holms (14th), Logan Forler (17th), Joel Myers Jr. (19th), Tyler Thompson (21st), Greg Hamilton (22nd), and Jesse Schlotfeldt (24th).

Driving forward by +7 positions, Noah Gass of Mounds, OK earned his fourth KSE Hard Charger Award of the year. He ranks third in that category behind Haudenschild (10) and Schuchart (5).

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals continue on Friday, September 2 as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues to build towards Saturday’s $26,000-to-win finale at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [8][$2,600]; 5. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,350]; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,150]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$2,100]; 8. 14-Corey Day [10][$1,950]; 9. 55-Trey Starks [11][$1,900]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,850]; 11. 7S-Robbie Price [12][$1,400]; 12. 5-Spencer Bayston [15][$1,200]; 13. 18-Jason Solwold [13][$1,000]; 14. 18T-Tanner Holmes [16][$1,000]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$1,000]; 16. 17S-JJ Hickle [22][$1,000]; 17. 2L-Logan Forler [19][$1,000]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass [25][$]; 19. 46JR-Joel Myers [23][$1,000]; 20. 21-Mitchell Faccinto [20][$1,000]; 21. 7-Tyler Thompson [24][$1,000]; 22. 96-Greg Hamilton [14][$1,000]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$1,000]; 24. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [21][$1,000]; 25. 83-James McFadden [6][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-21, Logan Schuchart 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 20G-Noah Gass[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (53/72 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (7,128); 2. David Gravel (-72); 3. Carson Macedo (-100); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-170); 5. Donny Schatz (-190); 6. Logan Schuchart (-250); 7. James McFadden (-424); 8. Spencer Bayston (-440); 9. Jacob Allen (-644); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-760).

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Feature Results
12+11SLogan Schuchart 300.0009Running150$10,000
21-149Brad Sweet 30-1.06821Running146$5,500
33015Donny Schatz 30-1.449Running144$3,200
48+441Carson Macedo 30-2.016Running142$2,600
54-12David Gravel 30-3.413Running140$2,250
65-183JRKerry Madsen 30-3.993Running138$2,150
7701AJacob Allen 30-4.352Running136$2,100
810+214Corey Day 30-4.420Running134$1,950
911+255Trey Starks 30-5.319Running132$1,900
109-117Sheldon Haudenschild 30-6.046Running130$1,850
1112+17SRobbie Price 30-7.558Running128$1,400
1215+35Spencer Bayston 30-7.967Running126$1,200
1313018Jason Solwold 30-8.760Running124$1,000
1416+218TTanner Holmes 30-9.859Running122$1,000
1518+33ZBrock Zearfoss 30-10.395Running120$1,000
1622+617XJ.J. Hickle 30-11.558Running118$1,000
1719+22LLogan Forler 30-12.466Running116$1,000
1825+720GNoah Gass 30-13.249Running114$1,000
1923+446JRJoel Myers Jr29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2020021Mitchell Faccinto 28-2 LapsRunning110$1,000
2124+37Tyler Thompson 28-2 LapsRunning108$1,000
2214-896Greg Hamilton 28-2 LapsRunning106$1,000
2317-641SDominic Scelzi 20-10 LapsRunning104$1,000
2421-321SJesse Schlotfeldt 16-14 LapsRunning102$1,000
256-1983James McFadden 11-19 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
11021SJesse Schlotfeldt 120.00012Running0$0
23+117XJ.J. Hickle 12-1.558Running0$0
32-146JRJoel Myers Jr12-3.530Running0$0
4407Tyler Thompson 12-5.050Running0$0
5505TRyan Timms 12-6.035Running90$300
66020GNoah Gass 12-7.049Running0$0
77053Jessie Attard 12-9.323Running90$250
88019Colby Thornhill 12-10.621Running90$225
99014BBailey Jean 12-11.203Running90$200
1010011KKraig Kinser 12-11.930Running90$200
1111006TMalachi Gemmer 12-13.503Running90$200
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 60.0006Running
2201SLogan Schuchart 6-0.341Running
33015Donny Schatz 6-1.523Running
4402David Gravel 6-3.352Running
56+183JRKerry Madsen 6-4.176Running
65-183James McFadden 6-5.353Running
78+11AJacob Allen 6-6.139Running
87-141Carson Macedo 6-6.453Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
22015Donny Schatz 8-1.651Running
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-3.522Running
44018Jason Solwold 8-4.827Running
55041SDominic Scelzi 8-5.568Running
66017XJ.J. Hickle 8-7.061Running
7705TRyan Timms 8-7.827Running
88014BBailey Jean 8-9.965Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11083James McFadden 80.0008Running
22083JRKerry Madsen 8-1.731Running
34+114Corey Day 8-3.967Running
43-196Greg Hamilton 8-7.160Running
56+13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-7.962Running
65-121SJesse Schlotfeldt 8-8.889Running
78+120GNoah Gass 8-9.537Running
87-111KKraig Kinser 8-10.365Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
22041Carson Macedo 8-1.771Running
34+155Trey Starks 8-3.843Running
43-15Spencer Bayston 8-5.384Running
56+12LLogan Forler 8-6.690Running
65-146JRJoel Myers Jr8-10.924Running
77053Jessie Attard 8-12.008Running
88006TMalachi Gemmer 8-13.101Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101AJacob Allen 80.0008Running
2202David Gravel 8-1.745Running
34+17SRobbie Price 8-4.207Running
43-118TTanner Holmes 8-7.831Running
55021Mitchell Faccinto 8-8.489Running
67+17Tyler Thompson 8-9.430Running
76-119Colby Thornhill 8-10.354Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA11.2220.000
22183James McFadden Alice Springs, NT11.265-0.043
3281SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA11.325-0.103
4261AJacob Allen Hanover, PA11.356-0.134
52215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND11.376-0.154
6483JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA11.384-0.162
7941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA11.398-0.176
832David Gravel Watertown, CT11.413-0.191
92417Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH11.421-0.199
101396Greg Hamilton Burlington, WA11.475-0.253
11155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN11.479-0.257
122518TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR11.493-0.271
131718Jason Solwold Burlington, WA11.522-0.300
142714Corey Day Clovis, CA11.550-0.328
151855Trey Starks Puyallup, WA11.555-0.333
16297SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC11.555-0.333
17841SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA11.563-0.341
181921SJesse Schlotfeldt Arlington, WA11.586-0.364
19546JRJoel Myers JrSanta Rosa, CA11.607-0.385
201421Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA11.612-0.390
21117XJ.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA11.647-0.425
22163ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA11.694-0.472
23202LLogan Forler Boise, ID11.715-0.493
24219Colby Thornhill Enumclaw, WA11.784-0.562
25305TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK11.787-0.565
263111KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN11.810-0.588
271053Jessie Attard Landilo, NSW11.818-0.596
28117Tyler Thompson Harrisburg, OR11.900-0.678
29614BBailey Jean Granite Falls, WA12.161-0.939
302320GNoah Gass Mounds, OK12.205-0.983
311206TMalachi Gemmer Lakewood, WA12.284-1.062
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Skagit Nationals
September 1, 2022 to September 3, 2022
Skagit Speedway
4796 Old Hwy 99 N
Burlington, WA 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws return to Washington for a scenic swing that starts with the annual Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals for three nights on a tight track.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.578 seconds by David Gravel

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Pacific

Event Hashtag

Sage Fruit

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating with two-day pass only

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of B-2. A reserved seat is not required. Companion seating is available.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older.

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is permitted in beer gardens sections F & G.

Smoking Policy
smoking are permitted in beer gardens sections F & G.

Family Section
Sections A & B are family, non-smoking, non-alcohol.

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$30 a night dry camping only

Closest Airport
Bellingham, WA (BLI / KBLI) Bellingham International Airport

Track Info  

Skagit Speedway
4796 Old Hwy 99 N
Burlington, WA 

Track Phone
(360) 724-3567

Ticket Phone
(360) 724-3567

Track Size & Type
0.300; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
10.578 seconds by David Gravel

Competitor Info  

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