A slide job with two laps to go helped Logan Schuchart win 05/26/2017 in a exemplary finish to the Outlaw Showdown. Schuchart made a fantastic move on Brad Sweet in Turn 1 to win his 3rd World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars of this season.
Schuchart said, “I had a chance at Brad earlier in the run and I went to go in the corner and slide him just like I did, but my throttle stuck and ran me way too far into the corner, It’s great to win anywhere but to win in front of Charlotte’s fans, this was what makes our sport. I have a great group of people behind me in the Shark Racing family. Brad piloted a great run and I couldn’t catch him for a while, but some lapped cars got in his way and they helped me out. That’s what makes racing exciting. We were able to capitalize at the right time.”
Brad Sweet said “If you look at the overall night it was exceptional for us, but obviously you hate to lose one like that, I don’t want to be a poor sport. Logan piloted a great race. I struggled to get by those lapped cars. I just got stuck there. That’s what wins you or loses you those races. He did the better job there at the end and I just kind of got caught. I was a sitting duck. I’d kind of burned my tires out. I didn’t drive a great race, but hats off to our NAPA guys. They worked hard. It was exceptional to put on a show for this great crowd.”
Defending champion Donny Schatz found 4th place and last year’s winner Greg Wilson fell to fifth place.