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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Grays Harbor Raceway | Elma, Washington
Monday, September 04, 2023
Race Recap  

RESURGENT SHARK: Logan Schuchart Rebounds with Labor Day Grays Harbor Victory

The last two weeks couldn’t have been more different for Logan Schuchart. First, a two-night sweep in North Dakota elevated him to the highest of highs. Then the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals brought the opposite as he finished 13th or worse three straight nights.

On Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA for the Labor Day Extravaganza, the Hanover, PA native returned to high ground. Schuchart led all but the first circuit of the 30-lap Feature on his way to a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car win. The Shark Racing pilot swiped the lead on Lap 2, worked through traffic, and benefited from some timely cautions to claim his third victory in the last six races.

After that difficult stretch at Skagit, the Victory Lane visit served as a welcome confidence boost as Schuchart and the team continue their search to establish consistency.

“Skagit was tough on us. I’d like to get more consistent for sure. These guys work their butts off,” Schuchart said. “We’ve got a great group of people here at Shark Racing. They deserve the best. We’ll keep working hard and trying to get more consistent. Wins are great. It’s what you want. But to win championships, you’ve got to be more consistent.”

Schuchart moved up to 41 career World of Outlaws wins as he notched his sixth of 2023. Adding to his Grays Harbor triumph from 2021, Schuchart became the ninth different driver to top multiple races at the Washington oval.

After topping the Toyota Racing Dash, Schuchart led the field to green aboard his Drydene/Duramax #1S. On the first lap, outside pole sitter – Brad Sweet – snuck around Schuchart’s outside to nose ahead down the back straightaway. Coming to the line to complete the circuit Sweet narrowly beat him to lead Lap 1.

As the lead duo entered Turn 1 side by side on Lap 2, Schuchart used his momentum to throw a slide job and clear the Napa Auto Parts #49. Heading into Turn 3 Schuchart stayed far enough ahead to avoid a counter slider from Sweet.

On an early restart with 27 laps to go, battles broke out all over behind Schuchart. Rico Abreu pulled next to Sweet for second but couldn’t get by him. Behind them Donny Schatz and Buddy Kofoid engaged in war for fourth. The two traded sliders and crossovers and nearly touched wheels multiple times. Eventually, Schatz secured the spot.

At the front of the field, Sweet began to close in as Schuchart navigated traffic and the race neared the halfway mark. Schuchart struggled with a few lapped cars allowing Sweet to look under him. But Sweet lost momentum and not only couldn’t take the lead but also lost second to Abreu. Right after taking over runner-up, Abreu briefly challenged Schuchart for the top spot in traffic, but the yellow flag flew as Kofoid spun from his spot inside the top five.

On the ensuing restart, Schuchart pulled ahead while Sweet attempted to slide Abreu but couldn’t clear him.

As the laps dwindled Schuchart again found himself in heavy traffic. Abreu capitalized by closing in and appeared poised to duel with Schuchart. But with three laps to go, one final caution gave Schuchart clean air to the end and effectively sealed the victory.

When the green lights came back on Schuchart powered ahead and cruised to the checkered flag with over a one and a half second lead.

Logan Schuchart races ahead of Rico Abreu
Logan Schuchart fended off a late charge from Rico Abreu to secure the win at Grays Harbor Raceway (Trent Gower Photo)

“I feel like the cautions definitely helped me out,” Schuchart said. “There wasn’t a whole lot around the bottom. I ran around there the first corner and heard Brad beside me and moved up right away to try and take his line and run a decent pace… My guys are working their butts off, and we’re picking up some wins here the past couple weeks, so it feels good.”

Abreu crossed the finish line in second for yet another strong run in what’s been an amazing year. The St. Helena, CA native upped his podium total for the season to 13, more than double his previous personal best for one season with the World of Outlaws. Abreu came away happy with the result but wished traffic could’ve played more of a factor to heighten his chances of a win.

“Really thankful for these guys on this car. Everybody works really hard,” Abreu said. “Lapped traffic, we needed that tonight. To get by Brad off the bottom. And Ricky (Warner) kept telling me the race was going to be won off Turn 4 on the bottom. I just waited and waited down there, moved up and then back down. Just the pace was so fast at the end of the race in clean air. You can almost run wide open around here.”

In the closing laps, Donny Schatz was able to slip under Sweet to snag the final podium spot in the Advance Auto Parts #15. Like Abreu, Schatz now owns a baker’s dozen top threes in 2023 with the World of Outlaws. And also like Abreu, the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing pilot hoped to contend with more traffic in the Feature.

“My guys did a great job, pretty solid night,” Schatz said. “We were competitive there most of the time. If we would’ve stayed in traffic, we might’ve been able to move around and do something. All in all a good night. The racetrack worked out fine. We could make the bottom work early and in traffic. Hats off to my guys.”

Brad Sweet and Corey Day completed the top five.

A 21st to seventh drive gave James McFadden the KSE Racing Hard Charger.

Rico Abreu began the night with his second straight Simpson Performance Products QuickTime Award and the 17th of his career.

CASE No.1 Engine Oil Heat One went to Brad Sweet (279th Heat Race win of career). NOS Energy Drink Heats Two and Three were topped by Logan Schuchart (117th of career) and Buddy Kofoid (14th of career).

Logan Schuchart claimed the Toyota Racing Dash.

Austen Wheatley topped the Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown.

The Smith Titanium Brake Systems Break of the Race was given to Buddy Kofoid after his mid-race crash ended a potential top five run.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars invade California for the first time in 2023 as Chico, CA’s Silver Dollar Speedway for the 69th Gold Cup Race of Champions. The three-night (September 7-9) event features split-field prelims on Thursday and Friday before concluding with Saturday’s $25,000-to-win finale. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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


NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 5. 14-Corey Day[5]; 6. 2-David Gravel[10]; 7. 83-James McFadden[21]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo[12]; 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[8]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 11. 2X-Justin Sanders[17]; 12. 1T-Tanner Holmes[9]; 13. 55-Trey Starks[14]; 14. 5-Spencer Bayston[13]; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne[18]; 16. 7S-Robbie Price[15]; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[11]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16]; 19. 20G-Noah Gass[23]; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley[19]; 21. 9A-Luke Didiuk[22]; 22. (DNF) 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[24]; 23. (DNF) 83JR-Michael Kofoid[6]; 24. (DNF) 21-Cole Macedo[20]

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Feature Results
1101SLogan Schuchart 300.00029Running150$10,000
24+224Rico Abreu 30-1.614Running146$6,000
33015Donny Schatz 30-3.551Running144$3,500
42-249Brad Sweet 30-3.7331Running142$2,800
55014Corey Day 30-4.433Running140$2,500
610+42David Gravel 30-4.885Running138$2,300
721+1483James McFadden 30-5.900Running136$2,200
812+441Carson Macedo 30-5.901Running134$2,100
98-118Giovanni Scelzi 30-6.360Running132$2,050
107-341SDominic Scelzi 30-6.482Running130$2,000
1117+62XJustin Sanders 30-7.736Running128$1,600
129-31TTanner Holmes 30-7.820Running126$1,400
1314+155Trey Starks 30-8.218Running124$1,200
1413-15Spencer Bayston 30-8.353Running122$1,100
1518+39Kasey Kahne 30-9.145Running120$1,050
1615-17SRobbie Price 30-9.416Running118$1,000
1711-617Sheldon Haudenschild 30-9.722Running116$1,000
1816-23ZBrock Zearfoss 30-9.989Running114$1,000
1923+420GNoah Gass 29-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2019-144WAusten Wheatley 29-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2122+19ALuke Didiuk 29-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2224+221SJesse Schlotfeldt 25-5 LapsDNF106$1,000
236-1783JRMichael Kofoid 14-16 LapsDNF104$1,000
2420-421Cole Macedo 2-28 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: James McFadden
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+144WAusten Wheatley 120.00012Running0$0
23+121Cole Macedo 12-1.345Running0$0
35+283James McFadden 12-1.582Running0$0
41-39ALuke Didiuk 12-3.578Running0$0
56+120GNoah Gass 12-4.390Running90$300
64-221SJesse Schlotfeldt 12-7.323Running90$250
78+117SCam Smith 12-8.320Running90$225
87-119Colby Thornhill 12-9.717Running90$200
99096Greg Hamilton 12-10.107Running90$200
1012+295Justin Youngquist 12-10.438Running90$200
1110-114BBailey Jean 12-14.355Running90$200
1211-13AUKarl Hoffmans 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
131306Bill Rose 0-12 LapsDNS90$200
Dash 1 Results
1101SLogan Schuchart 60.0006Running0$0
22049Brad Sweet 6-3.694Running0$0
36+315Donny Schatz 6-4.587Running0$0
44024Rico Abreu 6-5.659Running0$0
55014Corey Day 6-5.711Running0$0
63-383JRMichael Kofoid 6-7.484Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+149Brad Sweet 80.0008Running
21-124Rico Abreu 8-1.950Running
35+241SDominic Scelzi 8-2.870Running
48+42David Gravel 8-3.772Running
54-15Spencer Bayston 8-4.800Running
63-33ZBrock Zearfoss 8-5.466Running
77021Cole Macedo 8-6.446Running
89+120GNoah Gass 8-8.487Running
910+196Greg Hamilton 8-8.851Running
106-49ALuke Didiuk 8-9.657Running
111106Bill Rose 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
23+114Corey Day 8-2.214Running
31-218Giovanni Scelzi 8-2.868Running
44017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-4.668Running
55055Trey Starks 8-5.532Running
69+32XJustin Sanders 8-8.965Running
77021SJesse Schlotfeldt 8-9.655Running
88019Colby Thornhill 8-10.791Running
96-344WAusten Wheatley 8-12.700Running
101003AUKarl Hoffmans 7-1 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183JRMichael Kofoid 80.0008Running
21-115Donny Schatz 8-2.581Running
34+11TTanner Holmes 8-3.682Running
45+141Carson Macedo 8-3.683Running
53-27SRobbie Price 8-6.016Running
6609Kasey Kahne 8-7.438Running
77083James McFadden 8-8.125Running
88017SCam Smith 8-10.254Running
99014BBailey Jean 8-12.721Running
1010095Justin Youngquist 8-15.184Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1524Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA12.9640.000
21418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.118-0.154
3815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.143-0.179
4449Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.219-0.255
5101SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.251-0.287
6683JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.337-0.373
773ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.371-0.407
81114Corey Day Clovis, CA13.373-0.409
937SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.448-0.484
10155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.452-0.488
112217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.480-0.516
12161TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR13.493-0.529
13941SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA13.497-0.533
141855Trey Starks Puyallup, WA13.515-0.551
152341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.597-0.633
1629ALuke Didiuk Vancouver, BC13.609-0.645
171244WAusten Wheatley Lake Stevens, WA13.708-0.744
18249Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.806-0.842
192821Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA13.811-0.847
202121SJesse Schlotfeldt Arlington, WA13.851-0.887
212983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.878-0.914
22262David Gravel Watertown, CT13.944-0.980
232519Colby Thornhill Enumclaw, WA14.037-1.073
242017SCam Smith Mill Creek, WA14.074-1.110
251920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.142-1.178
26312XJustin Sanders Aromas, CA14.152-1.188
271314BBailey Jean Granite Falls, WA14.340-1.376
283096Greg Hamilton Burlington, WA14.397-1.433
29173AUKarl Hoffmans Bundauba, QLD14.417-1.453
302795Justin Youngquist Burlington, WA14.472-1.508
3116Bill Rose Plainfield, IN14.472-1.508
Hot Laps Results
11114Corey Day Clovis, CA12.8580.000
2262David Gravel Watertown, CT12.925-0.067
3941SDominic Scelzi Fresno, CA12.927-0.069
42217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH12.947-0.089
5449Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.041-0.183
6155Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.059-0.201
7161TTanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR13.110-0.252
8683JRMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA13.113-0.255
92983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.137-0.279
10524Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA13.140-0.282
11815Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.200-0.342
122017SCam Smith Mill Creek, WA13.234-0.376
1329ALuke Didiuk Vancouver, BC13.245-0.387
141920GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.274-0.416
15249Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.325-0.467
1673ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.335-0.477
1737SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.349-0.491
182341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.368-0.510
191855Trey Starks Puyallup, WA13.392-0.534
202795Justin Youngquist Burlington, WA13.415-0.557
211418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.417-0.559
221244WAusten Wheatley Lake Stevens, WA13.445-0.587
232821Cole Macedo Lemoore, CA13.447-0.589
242519Colby Thornhill Enumclaw, WA13.467-0.609
25101SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.499-0.641
26312XJustin Sanders Aromas, CA13.505-0.647
271314BBailey Jean Granite Falls, WA13.539-0.681
282121SJesse Schlotfeldt Arlington, WA13.575-0.717
293096Greg Hamilton Burlington, WA13.646-0.788
30173AUKarl Hoffmans Bundauba, QLD13.872-1.014
3116Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.872-1.014
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars
Monday, September 04, 2023
Grays Harbor Raceway
30 Elma-McClearay Road
Elma, Washington 98541 

Event Description
A Labor Day Extravaganza awaits "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at this Washington beauty.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Event Schedule
12PM Pit Gates open
3:30PM Grandstand Gates open
5:00PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
6:00PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Pacific

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(360) 482-4374

Options And Prices
Online Advanced Ticket pricing below; the day of the event pricing at the gate will require additional fee

Adult (18-61): $40
Junior (7-17) / Senior (62+) / Active Military: $35
Child (6 and under) $10
Premium Seating - $50

Military, Senior, Student

Grandstand Type
Bleachers / stadium seating

Reserved Seating
All seats are reserved until the day of the event

Family Section Location
turn 1

Handicapped Seating Location
bottom rows

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement
Must be 14 years or older to be in the pit area. Youths 14-17 must have both parents sign a notarized consent form before entering the pit area.

Parking Cost
The fair does charge for parking .

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Grays Harbor Fair office at 360-482-2651.

Frequently Asked Questions  
Reserved Seating
All seats are reserved until the day of the event

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers / stadium seating

Stadium Seating
seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
bottom rows

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years or older to be in the pit area. Youths 14-17 must have both parents sign a notarized consent form before entering the pit area.

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed


Alcohol Sales
Alcohol available at track

Smoking Policy
Smoking is only permitted in the area behind the grandstands

Family Section
turn 1

Parking Cost
The fair does charge for parking .

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Grays Harbor Fair office at 360-482-2651.

Track Info  

Grays Harbor Raceway
30 Elma-McClearay Road
Elma, Washington 98541 

Track Phone
(360) 482-4374

Ticket Phone
(360) 482-4374

Track Type
0.375; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.561 seconds by David Gravel on 9/6/21

Closest Airport
Seattle, WA (SEA / KSEA) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Other Airport
Seattle, WA (BFI / KBFI) King County International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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