WORLD OF OUTLAWS STAR LOGAN SCHUCHART LOOKING TO HELP MILITARY MEMBERS DURING KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (Aug. 9, 2022) – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series star Logan Schuchart will be doing more than just chasing one of the biggest trophies in all of motorsports this week at the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. The Hanover, PA native will help military members through a donation push for Roots for Boots, the grassroots non-profit whose Mission is to meet the current needs and challenges of our veterans, active duty and military families. 

 

Each year during the Nationals several teams will debut new car designs with the event providing the sport its biggest stage. Instead of debuting a new car this year, Schuchart will debut a new custom suit built by K1 Racegear. The all-white with red and blue accented suit, gloves and custom-painted helmet honor America and the 29-year-old is looking to pay tribute to all current and former U.S. soldiers, including his father, Marine Craig Schuchart.

“I’m so proud to be an American and we are blessed to have the men and women of our military protect us every day,” said Schuchart. “I get to live my dream and race sprint cars thanks to the great people that surround me. My grandfather built a race team for me. We’ve been able to work with great partners like Drydene, DuraMAX, C&D Rigging, NGK, Williams Grading and L&M Tire and Wheel this year. Without all of them this wouldn’t be possible… exactly like without all the men and women that have served this country, we all couldn’t be living the lives we are. My dad instilled in me many traits he learned while serving our country and this week I have an opportunity to help serve my country without serving and that means a lot.”

Shark Racing Apparel will sell Logan Schuchart t-shirts named “Nationals” this week at the event and a percentage of these shirts sold will be going to Roots for Boots. The shirt includes his No. 1s racecar and an image of his new helmet, which honors a special marine.

“It’s a privledge to help those that have and still are protecting our freedom,” continued Schuchart, who won Sunday’s Captani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. “I have a great opportunity to reach fans and people out there that want to help this cause because of the popularity of our sport. Racing fans are the best and really support programs like this. I’m excited to have the chance to get involved.”

Along with several public appearances in Knoxville this week, Schuchart will meet with the special soldier he’s honoring on his helmet Thursday, Aug. 11. Be sure to follow Logan on his social media outlets (FB: LoganSchuchart1s, Twitter @LSchuchart1s & Instagram: @loganschuchart to see the helmet and moments from the reveal. 

How to help the cause:

1) Purchase shirt during Knoxville Nationals

2) Donate to Roots for Boots directly – follow the QR Code link


About Roots for Boots

Roots for Boots is a grassroots non-profit whose Mission is to meet the current needs and challenges of our veterans, active duty and military families.  We are 100% volunteer and are funded by the community.

Some of our accomplishments include the following:

  • Assisting with payment for medical appointments outside of the VA
  • Repairing and securing automobiles 
  • Providing heating oil and paying utility bills
  • Assisting with home repairs and lawncare
  • Constructing ramps for wheelchairs
  • Providing all terrain Action trackchairs 
  • Assisting veterans with VA issues and employment
  • Assisting homeless veterans with supplies when moving into permanent housing (beds, dressers, kitchen supplies, etc)
  • Supporting soldiers/Marines and their families during deployments
  • Providing educational programs for the library, local schools/universities

Roots for Boots enthusiastically invites community members to share their gifts, talents and resources with us.   Ordinary citizens are given opportunities to serve their country by supporting our Mission.  We cannot do the work we do without the generous support of the community.  

Facebook and Instagram: roots_for_boots

For more information or to donate, visit the roots for boots website at www.rootsforboots.com

SCHUCHART SCORES A PAIR OF FOURTH-PLACE RUNS IN OUTLAWS TEXAS TWO-STEP

PAIGE, TEXAS (March 6) – Logan Schuchart returned to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action this past weekend and scored a pair of fourth-place finishes behind the wheel of the DuraMAX / Drydene / C&D Rigging / NGK / Williams Grading / L&M Tire and Wheel Shark Racing No. 1s. 


FRIDAY

Schuchart was one of four Outlaw regulars that entered the weekend with four top-10 runs at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. He qualified seventh and started the opening heat race third. A great start put him into second where he followed his Shark Racing teammate and fast qualifier Jacob Allen to the finish line and into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

He finished fourth in the six-lap dash and started the 30-lap A-Feature outside of row two. The Hanover, PA driver was in contention for most of the race advancing up to second during a lap eight restart. He followed Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason and Brad Sweet to the finish line. It was his first top-five and best career finish at the track. 

SATURDAY

He qualified 12th out of 29 cars Saturday and finished fourth in the third heat race. In the 30-lap A-Feature, he lined up outside row six. He methodically worked his way forward and on lap 19, he passed Brad Sweet for fifth and on lap 25, he drove around David Gravel for fourth. During the final five laps he closed on James McFadden for third, but couldn’t grab the final spot on the podium. Carson Macedo won over Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and McFadden. 

UP NEXT

The Outlaws trek west for their first of two California tours in 2022. First up is a doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Schchuart will be making his 10th appearance at the high-banked 1/3-mile dirt oval in central California. His most memorable weekend at the track came during his rookie season when he led the first 22 laps of the 35-lap opening night feature. He finished 8th that night and followed it up with a run from sixth to second the following night. Catch all the action on DIRTVision Friday and Saturday night.

QUICK NOTES

Friday, March 4, 2022 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Qualified: 7th  Heat Race: 2nd  Dash: 4th Feature: 4th

Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Qualified: 12th  Heat Race: 4th  Feature: 4th

Points: (Through 5 of 92 races)  7th / 654 ; 60 points out of first

From Design to Rollout: Building Logan’s 2022 Brand

Barberville, FL – Feb. 8, 2022 – There are a lot of details that must come together for a project like Logan’s 2022 Shark Racing scheme and just importantly a lot of people that help make it happen.  When the Shark Racing 1s rolled out of the trailer at Volusia Speedway Park for the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals yesterday, it marked the completion of the 2022 1s brand build for the World of Outlaws season. 

HOW WE GOT HERE

When checkered flag fell in Charlotte on the 2021 season and the work to build the 2022 program was in full speed. Shark Racing worked with all of their partners from 2021 to continue their partnerships for the 2022 season. We are pleased to have all of them back involved with Logan’s team and we worked hard to provide them great spaces on the racecar, drivers suit/crew uniforms and transporter. 

With Drydene’s new ownership, RelaDyne, also promoting the DuraMAX brand, the Lakeside Apparel & Graphics design team of Zack Barber and Aaron Ott where able to add some blue into the already red, white and black color pallet. We asked for five different schemes and they provided us some great options, but one design jumped out at us. It was ultimately tweaked slightly and became what you will see hit the track this week for the first time. 

It was a very involved process and the Lakeside team delivered in a very tight time frame. They were able to get us a completely wrapped car ready in less than a day so that Logan’s car could be displayed in Bridgeport’s Speedway booth at the Motorsports Show near Philly. 

 

Once all the decal’s were applied it was time for Nate Berwager and his group at RA Smith and Sons to put the final touches on it. A clear coating of all the body panels gives it an incredible shine and provides an added layer of protection. 

One the biggest branding tools a World of Outlaws team has is its 53’ foot traveling billboard. RelaDyne’s Dan Oehler and Al Johnson really liked the idea of utilizing a fresh wrap on Logan’s hauler. Lakeside designed a scheme that gives both Drydene and DuraMAX great exposure, but also includes the stars and stripes that are also part of Logan’s car design. 

Before the trailer could go to Brandon Rahmer of Chop Designs for the install, four layers of old vinyl had to be stripped off. Shane Eisenhart of Iron Stag Crane Services opened his shop up on a weekend and a great group of guys spent the day getting the trailer back to it’s original skin. You could even see the Mopar imprints from it’s first few seasons on the road with Mark Kinser. Eddie Foit also help with the final details on the following Sunday. 

Our crewman Ben Witman delivered the trailer to Reading on a Thursday night and Rahmer worked for three days and did an outstanding job. We are extremely excited to see the rig travel the country providing Drydene, DuraMAX and C&D Rigging great exposure pulling into dirt tracks from coast to coast. 

 

In their 2022 concept package, Lakeside provided some sample uniforms that were passed along to Jacob Brown and the team members at K1 RaceGear. K1 also took advantage of the added colors from the DuraMAX brand and built Logan four awesome suits and the crew new jerseys to wear too. 

Mark Clemmons, of Clems Designs, has been painting Logan’s helmets the past two years and designed a helmet that of course includes the shark teeth painted by Logan’s grandfather Gene Schuchart and follows the WW2 fighter pilot theme. A bomber girl is also part of the design. Clem does terrific work and we’re excited to see his next creation for Logan. 

A big thank you to all of our crew members – Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Jack Eckard and Tyler Garber for working hard to get everything built and to Florida safely. 

It’s been an incredible experience working with all of these great people. It takes being surrounded by great people to pull off something special. Everyone at Shark Racing is excited about the 2022 season we’re excited that we can bring Lakeside, K1, Chop Designs, Clem Designs and RA Smith & Sons along for the ride with us. 

RELADYNE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS STAR LOGAN SCHUCHART AND SHARK RACING

February 1, 2022, Cincinnati, Ohio – RelaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, announced today a marketing partnership with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) star Logan Schuchart and his Shark Racing team for the 2022 season. The season begins in early February with the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

The No. 1s machine of Schuchart will carry RelaDyne brands of DuraMAX and Drydene in the 90-plus race schedule that includes events at 45 tracks in 24 states, concluding in November with the annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Schuchart will embark on his 9th season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” and is looking to contend for his first WoO title.

“RelaDyne is excited to continue its support of Shark Racing, Logan and the 1S team for 2022,” stated Dan Oehler, EVP of Marketing and Ecommerce for RelaDyne. “Logan already has a strong history with Drydene, and we look forward to him also representing our DuraMAX brand this year.  The entire Shark Racing team exemplifies what RelaDyne, DuraMAX and our Drydene brand stand for – hard work, reliability, performance, and a competitive spirit second to none.”   

The 29-year-old Hanover, PA driver finished fifth last season after tallying seven WoO A-Main triumphs including his second consecutive Jackson (MN) Nationals’ crown and third straight Texas Outlaw Nationals triumph at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He entered last season with a load of confidence following a 2020 WoO campaign that saw him battle Brad Sweet for the WoO championship until the final night of the season. Schuchart started strong earning his first “Big Gator” by winning twice and finishing second twice in the four DIRTcar Nationals feature events.

“We are excited to continue our journey chasing a World of Outlaws championship with Drydene and also adding the DuraMAX brand – both powered by RelaDyne,” said Schuchart. “It’s been a tremendous partnership with Drydene over the last few years. They helped me and our team grow so much, and now with RelaDyne and DuraMAX our family just got bigger. We are really looking forward to making this relationship even stronger and continue to grow the brands, meet customers and be the best we have ever been. I feel like with the competition we have in the World of Outlaws if you want to win and be a champion, you must be surrounded by great people. And we are aiming for our best season ever and proud to be doing it with RelaDyne, Drydene and DuraMAX.”

Since day one Schuchart has been under the tutelage of his grandfather Bobby Allen, who is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, and during his eight-year WoO career which started in 2014, he has climbed from rookie to championship contender. He currently ranks 20th all-time in WoO A-Main wins with 30 and is tied with Allen.

DuraMAX, RelaDyne’s automotive brand, continues to revolutionize the Automotive Aftermarket industry. Based on a survey conducted by NOLN, DuraMAX ranks as the best-selling oil brand by quick lube owners, a ranking it has held since 2018. DuraMAX has continued to maintain its status of the best-selling oil brand in the market, outperforming higher profile brands and ranked in the #1 position as the best-selling synthetic and synthetic blend, and tied for #1 in best-selling high mileage brand.

Drydene, a brand with a strong heavy duty and industrial products heritage dating back to the mid 1940’s, was relaunched by Drydene Performance Products in 2017. Drydene was acquired by RelaDyne in September 2021 and has grown to become a national player with distribution across the country through RelaDyne locations.  The brand offers a complete line of commercial and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), transmission fluids, grease, hydraulic and gear oils, and metalworking fluids. Drydene is well known as a supporter of dirt track racing across the country.

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Media Contact:

Dan Oehler
RelaDyne
dan.oehler@reladyne.com

Bill Klingbeil
Shark Racing
william.m.klingbeiljr@gmail.com

About RelaDyne
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 75 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution, and industrial service segments. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com.

SCHUCHART STRIKES GOLD IN CHICO

The 2021 World of Outlaws season has certainly been a roller coaster ride for Logan Schuchart. The driver of the Drydene Performance Products / C&D Rigging/ NGK Spark Plugs Shark Racing No. 1s has felt the highs and lows and those were both experinced during the 67th running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. 

After a tough break on the opening lap of Friday’s WoO 35-lap A-Main, Schuchart left know doubt Saturday putting on a dominant display and picking up his first Gold Cuptriumph and first career win at Silver Dollar. 

“It’s pretty awesome to win such a prestigious race like this in California,” Schuchart said to a nearly sold-out crowd. “Being a Pennsylvania boy growing up out there we’re not used to this kind of stuff, but it’s something I’ve grown accustomed to being on the road and all these different tracks. It’s awesome to get back up here in victory lane.”

Schuchart was poised to make a run forward Friday night. The Hanover, PA native was looking forward to returning to the famous quarter-mile bullring after charging from 12th to third in the 2019 Gold Cup. He qualified 7th, raced his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and started the main inside of his Shark Racing and Drydene teammate Jacob Allen in row eight.  Contact on the opening lap resulted in a broke front axle and frustration for the driver of the 1s. 

He and his team came back Saturday focused on winning and that’s just what they did. He earned his seventh quicktime award to start the night and then finished second in the opening heat race. Schuchart started fourth and finished second in the dash to put the Drydene machine on the front row for the 40-lap A-Main.

Kasey Kahne paced the field from the pole and Schuchart was in chase. Tanner Carrick moved from third to first and held the top spot until lap 25 when he pulled in because of fuel cell problem. Schuchart was battling Brad Sweet for second and closing on Carrick before the caution on lap 25. Schuchart restarted the race with the lead and thwarted off several challenges from Sweet to score his fifth WoO A-Main triumph of the year and 28th of his career, just two shy of tying his grandfather and sprint car legend Bobby Allen on the Outlaws All-Time win list.

“I’m happy we got this win the right way, though,” said Schuchart. “Didn’t do anything dumb or put ourselves in a bad spot, we just raced hard the way it’s supposed to be. Winning is the best form of payback.”

The victory continues a terrific west coast run for Schuchart and his Shark Racing crew of Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Jack Eckard. He led laps during the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale before finishing third. The following night, he dominated the Labor Day stop at Grays Harbor Raceway claiming the victory after leading all 35 laps of the main event. 

Schuchart and Co. will look to put an exclamation point on the trip Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, where there is a $21,000 first prize check on the line. Schuchart’s put on a show at Keller before racing from 19th to victory back in March of 2017.