WoO SC: Logan Schuchart takes Volusia in GWC Finish

Logan Schuchart
Logan Schuchart celebrates a World of Outlaws win in 2019. Photo courtesy DB3 Imaging / World of Outlaws

Cory Eliason passed Logan Schuchart to take the white flag during the final night of the DIRTCar Nationals on Sunday.

As the two sped past the start-finish line, it looked like it would be a phenomenal battle on the final lap. Schuchart had gotten back by Eliason and they were slated to go into the final turn neck-and-neck.

Eliason would end up blowing his engine, bringing out a caution on the final lap and a green-white-checkered finish.

WoO SC: Logan Schuchart takes Volusia in GWC Finish

Schuchart would go on to win, handily after the two-lap shootout, but Daryn Pittman said that, had Eliason’s engine not blown, it would have been anyone’s race going into the final turn.

“I couldn’t believe how far [Schuchart] came back to me and [Eliason],” Pittman said on the DirtVision broadcast. “Honestly, I think it was anybody’s race going down the backstretch there on the white flag lap.”

The win for Schuchart is his first of the 2020 season and first Outlaws victory since the final visit to Eldora last season.

It wrapped up a miraculous weekend for Schuchart, who finished second on Friday night and took a provisional (started 25th) on Saturday to a top-five finish.

“I was kind of timid to go up to the top,” Shuchart said on the DirtVision broadcast.” But, either way, I really wanted one of these gators. I’m glad we got one.”

Schuchart held off Pittman in the final two laps, but because the Shark Racing driver ran the top line, the No. 83 car had no dice to play with.

“I honestly just guessed wrong,” Pittman told DirtVision.com. “I thought he had been more committed to the bottom and I thought my car was better on the top. I was hoping he’d peel off and he never did. He just ran a smart race.”

Schuchart also climbed to second place in the World of Outlaws standings, two points behind Brad Sweet.

Sweet would go on to take the overall DIRTCar Nationals trophy by winning twice (once with the All-Star Circuit of Champions) and never failing to reach the podium.

“You always remember the last one and Logan was a little better than us tonight,” Sweet told DirtVision.com. “He drove a great race. We’ll take [third-place], we’ll re-group, and 2020 is looking to be a strong year for us.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will return to the track on March 13 as they kickoff their weekly portion of the schedule in Paige, Texas at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Standings (Unnoficial)
Position Driver Points Behind
1 Brad Sweet 438 -0
2 Logan Schuchart 436 -2
3 Daryn Pittman 424 -14
3 Donny Schatz 424 -14
5 Carson Macedo 412 -26

 

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