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Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals
Williams Grove Speedway | Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Friday, July 21, 2023
Race Recap  

MORGAN CUP MIRACLE: Logan Schuchart Steals Williams Grove Win at the Checkered Flag

The race appeared to be over. Brad Sweet had led from the drop of the green flag at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night with a comfortable advantage. But as the white flag waved on the Morgan Cup, the Jaws music began to play.

Logan Schuchart spent the entire race in pursuit. Scratching and clawing his way by lapped cars but unable to keep up with Sweet. And then suddenly, hope arose. Schuchart went from 2.2 seconds behind with three laps to go to 1.2 behind as they began the final lap. Down the back straightaway he charged with a head of steam aboard the Shark Racing #1S. As they exited the final corner, Schuchart used a massive run to dip under Sweet and steal the win by only eight one hundredths of a second.

The Pennsylvania crowd erupted. Fans looked at each other as if seeking confirmation for what they’d witnessed. Surely Schuchart couldn’t have pulled that off. But he did. He erased a more than two second gap in only three laps. Even Schuchart himself could hardly believe it.

“Man, I really didn’t think I had a shot, either,” Schuchart admitted. “I just ran the top the whole race running the same line as Brad. When we did get to some lapped cars there, they were just in both lines. I took way too long to get by them. Brad just got way out there. He was running a consistent race. I knew we felt pretty good, and I felt that our car was going to come in later.

“The closer it got those last couple laps, I think I looked up around Lap 20, and I thought I’d move the wing back and try to move around the racetrack to see if I could find anything. I was able to get by Kasey (Kahne) there and slowly started moving in on Brad and really gained on him the last couple laps there. I knew he was probably going to be conservative and block the bottom… When he moved down, I thought I’m just going to run the top and with my wing trunked I thought I’m going to have to keep the car as loose as possible and try and spring off the exit and try to get down the straightaway good. And that’s what we were able to do.”

Schuchart’s 38th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory was his first at Williams Grove in his 57th attempt at the historic half mile. The Hanover, PA native became the 52nd different driver to win a race with The Greatest Show on Dirt at the tricky oval. The 30-year-old is up to a trio of World of Outlaws triumphs this year plus his Eldora Million victory.

And while he may hail from Pennsylvania, the win in the dual Morgan Cup finale/Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener was one for the Outlaws as the 10-year Series veteran snatched the Cup from the PA Posse and banked $15,000. Regardless of his driving allegiance, Schuchart was full of excitement to stand in Victory Lane in front of the fans who’ve cheered him on from his earliest days.

“This one hits close to my heart,” Schuchart said. “This is really cool to win in front of our PA fans. If you would’ve told me 10 years ago it was going to take me 10 years to win an Outlaw race at one of my home tracks, I would’ve been pretty disappointed. I can’t thank all of the fans enough. Always a bunch of support after the races here no matter if we run 15th or whatever.”

The early portion of the race was controlled by Sweet. After topping the Toyota Racing Dash, he wheeled the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 ahead in the early circuits.

No cautions interrupted the flow of the race, and even when faced by thick traffic as they approached halfway, Sweet didn’t falter. The four-time and reigning champion sliced expertly through slower cars.

Logan Schuchart erased a more than two second margin in the final three laps for his first Williams Grove win (Trent Gower Photo)

What hurt Sweet in the closing laps was a lost wheel cover, causing mud to fill his right-rear wheel and making the car difficult to handle. Sweet’s misfortune was Schuchart’s gain as he closed in and made the thrilling last-second pass.

For Schuchart, the moment served as a testament of the importance of giving your all until the race is over.

“It doesn’t matter what position you’re in. Until that checkered flag falls, you give it 110%,” Schuchart said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s racing, football, any sport, or life in general, you’ve got to give it 110% every chance you get because you never know. I’m just very thankful to do this with my team and get this opportunity night in and night out.”

Sweet’s runner-up result gave him back-to-back second place efforts and four runner-ups in the last six races. “The Big Cat” is up to 19 World of Outlaws podiums this season. No driver will be happy with losing a win of the final lap, but Sweet’s silver lining came in the form of regaining the point lead as he now sits 12 markers ahead of David Gravel, who finished 11th. For Sweet, the missing wheel cover was too much to overcome.

“Somehow the wheel got packed full of mud, and I honestly just barely made it around the last lap,” Sweet explained. “I tried to just go to the bottom there. I didn’t think I should go to the outside. I just really couldn’t see it was shaking so bad. I couldn’t get any traction coming to the line. I knew I was in trouble if anyone was close. I tried to limp it around and just wasn’t good enough.”

Rico Abreu stayed toward the front for the duration of the race after starting fourth and brought the #24 home third. It marked another consistent run for the St. Helena, CA native who is having a career year behind the wheel. The result put him at 10 World of Outlaws podiums for the year. He’s only the fourth driver to reach that mark this season and the only one among non-full-time drivers.

“We were just really consistent throughout the whole race night,” Abreu said. “Our balance is really good. We’ve been really good here. Getting from sixth to fourth there in the Dash was pretty important for us and beating Carson (Macedo) on the start into Turn 1… I could see Brad’s car shaking there when he was ahead of us. Logan and him and I just got to racing when the pace slowed down, and I thought we would’ve been able to stick our nose in there and break some momentum, but it was just a little bit too late.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Carson Macedo completed the top five.

Macedo also picked up the night’s Simpson Performance Products QuickTime Award – his Series best 12th of the season and the 31st of his career.

For the second straight night, Danny Dietrich was the KSE Racing Hard Charger. The Gettysburg, PA native drove the Gary Kauffman #48 from 15th to seventh.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Carson Macedo (108th Heat Race win of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two through Four were topped by Logan Schuchart (114th of career), Gio Scelzi (31st of career), and Cory Eliason (19th of career).

Spencer Bayston won the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems “Break of the Race” went to Justin Peck after an issue on the final lap ended a sure top 10 run and dropped him to a 21st place finish.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars finish the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with $20,000 up for grabs on Saturday, July 22. 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 (25 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[3]; 6. 19-Brent Marks[6]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[15]; 8. 11-Cory Eliason[5]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[8]; 10. 8-Freddie Rahmer[14]; 11. 2-David Gravel[10]; 12. 27-Troy Wagaman Jr[17]; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease[20]; 14. 23-Devon Borden[9]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz[13]; 16. 5-Spencer Bayston[21]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16]; 18. 44-Dylan Norris[11]; 19. 83-James McFadden[18]; 20. 67-Justin Whittall[23]; 21. 13-Justin Peck[12]; 22. 11T-TJ Stutts[25]; 23. 9-Kasey Kahne[24]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen[19]; 25. 99M-Kyle Moody[26]; 26. 12-Billy Dietrich[22]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+11SLogan Schuchart 250.0001Running150$15,000
21-149Brad Sweet 25-0.07825Running146$6,000
34+124Rico Abreu 25-1.058Running144$3,500
47+317Sheldon Haudenschild 25-5.674Running142$2,800
53-241Carson Macedo 25-6.089Running140$2,500
66019Brent Marks 25-6.235Running138$2,300
715+848Danny Dietrich 25-7.860Running136$2,200
85-311Cory Eliason 25-8.471Running134$2,100
98-118Giovanni Scelzi 25-10.492Running132$2,050
1014+48Freddie Rahmer 25-11.523Running130$2,000
1110-12David Gravel 25-11.555Running128$1,600
1217+527Troy Wagaman Jr.25-12.397Running126$1,400
1320+769KLance Dewease 25-12.408Running124$1,200
149-523Devon Borden 25-15.413Running122$1,100
1513-215Donny Schatz 25-17.002Running120$1,050
1621+55Spencer Bayston 25-17.259Running118$1,000
1716-13ZBrock Zearfoss 25-18.294Running116$1,000
1811-744Dylan Norris 25-19.288Running114$1,000
1918-183James McFadden 25-19.574Running112$1,000
2023+367Justin Whittall 25-20.205Running110$1,000
2112-913Justin Peck 2510.193Running108$1,000
2225+311TT.J. Stutts 24-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2324+19Kasey Kahne 24-1 LapsRunning104$1,000
2419-51AJacob Allen 24-1 LapsRunning102$1,000
2526+199MKyle Moody 16-9 LapsDNF102$1,000
2622-412Billy Dietrich 9-16 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1105Spencer Bayston 120.0001Running0$0
22012Billy Dietrich 12-0.13911Running0$0
34+167Justin Whittall 12-0.830Running0$0
43-19Kasey Kahne 12-3.057Running0$0
55017BSteve Buckwalter 12-3.126Running90$300
67+12DChase Dietz 12-4.738Running90$250
711+411TT.J. Stutts 12-7.737Running90$225
86-216AAaron Bollinger 12-10.714Running90$200
99015HSam Hafertepe Jr12-11.353Running90$200
108-25EBrandon Rahmer 12-12.864Running90$200
1113+27SRobbie Price 12-13.476Running90$200
1210-25WLucas Wolfe 12-15.084Running90$200
1312-120GNoah Gass 12-15.323Running90$200
1416+299MKyle Moody 12-16.292Running90$200
1515035Austin Bishop 12-17.890Running90$200
1617+16Bill Rose 12-19.701Running90$200
1714-339TCameron Smith 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+149Brad Sweet 60.0006Running0$0
21-11SLogan Schuchart 6-1.560Running0$0
34+141Carson Macedo 6-3.272Running0$0
46+224Rico Abreu 6-4.304Running0$0
53-211Cory Eliason 6-5.886Running0$0
68+219Brent Marks 6-6.624Running0$0
75-217Sheldon Haudenschild 6-7.204Running0$0
87-118Giovanni Scelzi 6-7.851Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11041Carson Macedo 80.0008Running
22049Brad Sweet 8-1.958Running
34+123Devon Borden 8-4.323Running
45+115Donny Schatz 8-5.289Running
53-227Troy Wagaman Jr.8-7.261Running
67+19Kasey Kahne 8-9.187Running
78+116AAaron Bollinger 8-10.036Running
89+15WLucas Wolfe 8-12.703Running
910+17SRobbie Price 8-13.459Running
106-46Bill Rose 8-16.245Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
21-124Rico Abreu 8-3.047Running
34+12David Gravel 8-4.651Running
43-18Freddie Rahmer 8-8.474Running
56+183James McFadden 8-10.418Running
65-15Spencer Bayston 8-11.529Running
7702DChase Dietz 8-12.482Running
88011TT.J. Stutts 8-14.511Running
99039TCameron Smith 8-16.052Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11018Giovanni Scelzi 80.0008Running
22019Brent Marks 8-2.597Running
34+144Dylan Norris 8-5.216Running
43-148Danny Dietrich 8-5.874Running
56+11AJacob Allen 8-7.650Running
67+167Justin Whittall 8-9.160Running
79+25EBrandon Rahmer 8-12.204Running
85-312Billy Dietrich 8-13.593Running
98-135Austin Bishop 8-13.826Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011Cory Eliason 80.0008Running
24+217Sheldon Haudenschild 8-1.504Running
33013Justin Peck 8-3.568Running
42-23ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.782Running
56+169KLance Dewease 8-8.542Running
65-117BSteve Buckwalter 8-8.998Running
77015HSam Hafertepe Jr8-9.797Running
88020GNoah Gass 8-11.769Running
99099MKyle Moody 8-12.671Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA17.0560.000
21024Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA17.129-0.073
31118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA17.430-0.374
4911Cory Eliason Visalia, CA17.438-0.382
52749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA17.450-0.394
6351SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA17.496-0.440
71719Brent Marks Myerstown, PA17.505-0.449
8193ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA17.536-0.480
93727Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA17.589-0.533
10158Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA17.590-0.534
11148Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA17.597-0.541
12813Justin Peck Monrovia, IN17.597-0.541
131623Devon Borden Raymond, WA17.611-0.555
14292David Gravel Watertown, CT17.613-0.557
15444Dylan Norris Hanover, PA17.620-0.564
163317Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH17.647-0.591
171215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND17.648-0.592
18365Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN17.651-0.595
192012Billy Dietrich Bilgerville, PA17.677-0.621
20317BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA17.680-0.624
21136Bill Rose Plainfield, IN17.711-0.655
221883James McFadden Alice Springs, NT17.740-0.684
23141AJacob Allen Hanover, PA17.778-0.722
242269KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA17.805-0.749
25269Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA17.836-0.780
26312DChase Dietz York, PA17.846-0.790
272367Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ17.894-0.838
282815HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX17.949-0.893
29516AAaron Bollinger Elverson, PA17.953-0.897
303011TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA17.982-0.926
312535Austin Bishop Elverson, PA17.989-0.933
32720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK18.095-1.039
33325WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA18.110-1.054
34239TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA18.196-1.140
35245EBrandon Rahmer Salfordville, PA18.233-1.177
362199MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA18.244-1.188
37347SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC18.345-1.289
Hot Laps Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1641Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA17.2090.000
2813Justin Peck Monrovia, IN17.224-0.015
3292David Gravel Watertown, CT17.228-0.019
42749Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA17.309-0.100
53317Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH17.332-0.123
6911Cory Eliason Visalia, CA17.377-0.168
7351SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA17.388-0.179
81024Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA17.396-0.187
91118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA17.410-0.201
10148Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA17.427-0.218
111719Brent Marks Myerstown, PA17.440-0.231
122269KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA17.487-0.278
131623Devon Borden Raymond, WA17.503-0.294
14141AJacob Allen Hanover, PA17.531-0.322
152367Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ17.563-0.354
16516AAaron Bollinger Elverson, PA17.576-0.367
171883James McFadden Alice Springs, NT17.631-0.422
183011TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA17.686-0.477
19444Dylan Norris Hanover, PA17.697-0.488
201215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND17.701-0.492
21269Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA17.712-0.503
222815HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX17.738-0.529
23312DChase Dietz York, PA17.741-0.532
243727Troy Wagaman Jr.Hanover, PA17.755-0.546
25239TCameron Smith Spring Grove, PA17.759-0.550
26720GNoah Gass Mounds, OK17.791-0.582
27158Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA17.808-0.599
28193ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA17.815-0.606
292199MKyle Moody Lewisberry, PA17.836-0.627
302535Austin Bishop Elverson, PA17.954-0.745
31347SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC18.004-0.795
32245EBrandon Rahmer Salfordville, PA18.014-0.805
332012Billy Dietrich Bilgerville, PA18.020-0.811
34325WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA18.117-0.908
35317BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA18.120-0.911
36136Bill Rose Plainfield, IN18.141-0.932
37365Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN0.00017.209
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Event Info  

Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals
Friday, July 21, 2023
Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 

Event Description
The Summer Nationals offers two nights of wheel-to-wheel action against Pennsylvania's best at Williams Grove. In 2022, Outlaw Brad Sweet & Posse leader Lance Dewease split this weekend.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Feature Laps Length
25

Event Schedule
4:00PM Pit Gates open to General Public
5:00PM Gates open
7:00PM Hot Laps
7:30 Opening Ceremonies and Racing to Follow
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
Friday GA: $35
Friday Reserved: $40
Saturday GA: $35
Saturday Reserved: $40

Camping is $40 for the weekend

Grandstand Type
Bleachers

Reserved Seating
Red # Seats

Family Section Location
n/a

Handicapped Seating Location
Front Stretch - Buddy Seats

Pit Age Requirement
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Parent/Guardian must fill out & sign waiver for children 14-17

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Parking Cost
Free

Handicapped Parking Location
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Camping Availability
onsite

Frequently Asked Questions  
Reserved Seating
Red # Seats

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted.

Handicapped Seating
Front Stretch - Buddy Seats

Handicapped Parking
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Pit Age Limit
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Parent/Guardian must fill out & sign waiver for children 14-17

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Personal Coolers
Coolers no larger that 18" are allowed. No glass containers.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Office

Alcohol Sales
No alcohol sold on site.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands, or near food stands

Family Section
n/a

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
onsite

Track Info  

Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 

Track Phone
(717) 697-5000

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
16.089 seconds by TJ Stutts on 4-8-23

Late Model Track Record
19.500 seconds by Jason Covert

Closest Airport
Harrisburg Int

Other Airport
BWI

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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