Twice as Nice Down Under for Schuchart
Logan Schuchart does it again, giving him two tallies in the “W column” at Archerfield Speedway. The first win was a rained out make-up for the Boxing Day event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Thursday night (December 28).
Logan put together a masterpiece of a drive battling with 9-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz. At the drop of the green Donny Schatz jumped out to the lead with an impressive move from his 3rd place starting position. The race was riddled with a few cautions that allowed Logan to study and hunt down the race leader Donny Schatz. Logan stayed patient and was faster then Schatz at the midpoint of the race and was searching for enough racing room to make the pass.
The space he need showed itself on the topside coming off of turn two when Schuchart stuck the Motorguard, John and Vicki Weatherall owned number USA 1 to outside of Schatz and scooted down the backstretch beating Schatz to turn three.
Logan began to pull away from the field showing his dominance, but again the race was halted by a caution. The caution would allow the best sprint car driver in the world to lock onto Schuchart’s tail tank with 11 laps remaining in the A-Main.
Logan would again prove to be the dominant car and driver on this night leading Schatz to the checkered flag and delivering a significant win on his grandfather’s (Bobby Allen) birthday!
When asked about his thoughts on his first feature win in Australia this is what Logan had to say – “Well John, and Vicki Weatherall let me drive their car. They have had an American in their USA 1 for a lot of years with a lot of different drivers. They are the nicest people who treat me like family and make this a very fun experience. We were good enough to put the whole night together, started ourselves up front. Lost the lead early to Donny but actually played out ok since I was able to move around and try different lines on the racetrack. Had to wait until Donny changed his line just a pinch until I could sneak around the outside. Great to get the first win for the USA 1 in about eight years.”
Logan and the team have gelled quickly due in part to John, and the USA 1 team is now running the same chassis setup that Logan pilots back home in the states for the family-owned Shark Racing Team. They run Tripple X Chassis, and FK Shocks with a comparable engine program, so there are fewer variables for Logan to overcome. He and the team maintain a level of comfort with the cars, so Logan just has to focus on the tracks and stick to his program.
The continuity is paying dividends, and Logan has again collected a top spot the podium to ring in the new year! Logan Schuchart dominated the A-Main event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Thursday night (January 1st).
Logan would roll from the pole position and never looked back. Logan again showcased a well-prepared racecar and a brilliant drive. The USA 1 topped the 35 car field on New Years Day and will again be in the hunt for the checkered flag January 3rd, when the World Series Sprint Cars make a visit to Brisbane.