September 30, 2023

Logan Schuchart Wins Eldora Million; Kyle Larson turns

Eldora Speedway Eldora Million - Logan Schuchart in practice.jpg

Eldora Speedway Eldora Million – Logan Schuchart in practice.jpg

Logan Schuchart won the biggest single-event prize in sprint car history Thursday night by beating Carson Macedo and Brad Sweet for the Eldora Million at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. It was a dominant and emotional win for Schuchart’s Hall of Fame grandfather Bobby Allen’s team.

Schuchart has come close to some extreme payouts, finishing second in the 2019 Kings Royal and Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals and second in the 2021 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. Last year he placed top-five in the Knoxville Nationals and Kings Royal.

This year, Schuchart won the first race of a two-day show at Eldora in early May driving the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and took another win at Huset’s Speedway in June, proving he likes to perform well on sprint car’s biggest stages.

Schuchart has 37 career Outlaws wins, but none surpass the Eldora Million.

“This team has come such a long way and I know I say it over and over again, but I hope every kid or person in general can know what I feel right now to win a race like this, ” Schuchart said on “If anyone ever tells you there’s nothing you can do, I know you hear that a lot. There are many nights where I sat there thinking, ‘Should I do something else? I don’t know if I’m good enough for this. I got second in every major event and what if I never win any of these major races?”

Schuchart’s night started with a win in his heat race as he defeated Rico Abreau, one of the Wednesday night winners. Although Schuchart won his heat by a significant margin, it wasn’t easy as he battled with a broken power steering pump throughout the event. Once that was sorted out between races, Schuchart was untouchable.

Eldora Speedway Eldora Million - Logan Schuchart celebrates.jpg

Eldora Speedway Eldora Million – Logan Schuchart celebrates.jpg

“The number 1S (Schuchart’s team) just did really well,” said Macedo, who finished in second place. “The pace there was really fast. We put in really hard laps every lap. It seemed like he had a really good balance and was doing really well.”

In a 50 lap race, survival is crucial and it comes in multiple forms. Schuchart was leading on lap 20 when Aaron Reutzel drove from a top-five position directly in the path of Kyle Larson who was riding on the pad. Larson flipped over as several other cars stacked three more cars into the melee, including Giovanni Scelzi.

But while Schuchart was nowhere near the wreckage, his brake rotor overheated so much that Brad Sweet thought it had caught fire.

“It looked like he kind of flared up under that warning,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Oh, that could change the outcome of the race.’ But hats off to them, they showed up and came out and were executed.

“Honestly, I think Logan had the best car. I thought he was probably the best car all weekend. I knew he was up front, he was going to be hard to pass.”

Under green, the rotor cooled and Schuchart cruised to victory lane.

David Gravel finished one position behind Sweet in fourth place, as the two main title contenders for the World of Outlaws championship shifted their focus to the Knight Before the Kings Royal and the Kings Royal which will be run on Friday and Saturday night.

Abreu rounded out the top five. As for Larson, he got 20th place.


1. Logan Schuchart, 2. Carson Macedo, 3. Brad Sweet, 4. David Gravel, 5. Rico Abreu, 6. Brian Brown, 7. Michael Kofoid, 8. Donny Schatz, 9. Justin Peck, 10. James McFadden, 11. Brent Marks, 12. CJ Leary, 13. Cory Eliason, 14. Tyler Courtney, 15. Jacob Allen, 16. Justin Whittall, 17. Kyle Reinhardt, 18. Daryn Pittman, 19. Aaron Reutzel, 20. Kyle Larson, 21. Spencer Bayston, 22. Giovanni Scelzi, 23. Lachlan McHugh, 24. Cole Duncan

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