World of Outlaws–At A Glance: Logan Schuchart Finishing Up 2015 On A Roll

At A Glance: Logan Schuchart Finishing Up 2015 On A Roll
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Friday night
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 13, 2015 – With the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season fast coming to an end, one driver finding his stride is Logan Schuchart. In recent weeks, Schuchart has scored three straight top-10 finishes including two straight podium finishes at Berlin Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway.

The 22-year-old, Hanover, Pennsylvania native, now in his sophomore year with the series, said he has learned a lot in the last year, building confidence as a driver and progressing along with his Shark Racing team.

“I think we’ve been a lot more consistent all year. I think there are certain tracks that we’ve gone to that we were at in years past that we could go to and just had notes built up. That way we felt when the track was a certain way we could change the car. We felt confident we’d be fast and it showed. I think there are some other ones here lately, especially when the track gets slick, we seem to be better… I’m just trying to drive the cars better and it seems like it has been working out lately.”

Schuchart, the grandson of hall of fame driver Bobby Allen (Allen is also his car owner), has nearly doubled the number of top-10 runs he has had this season and has one more top-five finish. The consistency puts him 10th in the championship points standings with five features left.

Two big factors playing a role in the improved consistency, Schuchart said, is the confidence to use his own experience to make changes to his car when necessary and having a teammate, Jacob Allen, to share notes and make changes with. Where one struggles, the other can help lift them both.

“If I go out in a Heat race and I’m bad and we thought something needed to be changed, we could change it to Jake’s car and if he goes out and does better then we feel like we went in the right direction. It’s kind of like running two Heat races, getting another shot at it. It helps you to be able to talk to each other and see what the other one feels – if one liked the car a certain way or why the car wasn’t working.”

Heading into Lawrenceburg on Friday, Schuchart said he looks forward to another chance at the track following the rainout earlier this season.

“Lawrenceburg is a track I don’t have a lot of experience on so it’ll be new to try to figure out how to setup the car and driving wise. Hopefully we can figure it out pretty quick because it’s a fun little race track.”

Looking beyond the next few weeks and World Finals, Schuchart said the team is on track to return to competition with the World of Outlaws in 2016.

“We got a lot better this year and we hope to be even better next year. We’re building up our stuff. XXX Chassis has helped us out a lot, Don Ott Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Marty Thompson Investments, Newman’s Towing and Recovery, C&B Mushroom Farms. We couldn’t do it without those guys but we plan on doing the Outlaw tour again and improving and doing even better.”