Marks Takes Advantage of Schuchart’s Misfortune for WoO World Finals Win – DTD Exclusive

By BOBBY SWEENEY
CONCORD, NC – Brent Marks capitalized on Logan Schuchart’s tire failure to take the lead in the final laps and take the win in Saturday Night’s season finale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as part of the 2021 World Finals.
Schuchart took off at the start of the 25-lap feature, building up a nice lead over Gravel.
Schuchart hit traffic very fast, and his nice lead was gone by lap eight. On lap 10, Gravel threw a slider for the lead, but Schuchart responded and held on.
Brent Marks used Gravel’s broken momentum to his advantage, getting by Gravel for second just prior to a lap 15 red flag. After cleaning up the flipped cars of Jac Haudenschild and Paulie Colagiovanni, Schuchart resumed pace and was long gone.
Brock Zearfoss slipped by Gravel for third on the restart, then began putting pressure on Marks for second.  Marks was able to hold on.
However, Schuchart was long gone out front until tragedy struck for the the second night in a row. Schuchart got bit by troubles not of his doing. After having a left rear bleeder knocked off by a rock while leading last night, Schuchart blew a right rear tire with four laps to go and bounced off the wall.
With the yellow waiving, Marks inherited the lead as Schuchart went to the pits.
Marks went flawless on the final restart, giving Zearfoss little chance to make a run.
Zearfoss was left to fend off Donny Schatz after Schatz started last, plus Gravel, but Marks was clean and free out front.
With the checkered waiving, Marks claimed the win for his second win of the week.
“This place hasn’t been too nice to us in the past, generally we’ve been about a 15th-place car,” Marks said. “We have high hopes with this new team, so I hoped to run good. Logan was just better than us and I was hoping to finish second, but I’m not sure what happened to him and we were able to capitalize.”
Zearfoss’ runner-up finish was the best of his season with the Outlaws. His first top five of the season was nearly a win, but Zearfoss had to settle for second.
“Better late than never to get a good run in,” Zearfoss said. “We had the chance to win many this year, but racing hurt and making bad decisions kept us behind a little bit. I had laps here at Charlotte unlike a lot of tracks I saw this year, so that helped, but I put a ton of pressure on myself anyways. We’ve been getting better since Knoxville and it’s starting to show. I got too antsy at the end and it hurt, but this feels good.”
Schatz had a bad time qualifying. After struggling in the B-Main, Schatz took a provisional to start 25th. 25 laps later, Schatz is third.
“I wasn’t expecting to be that good. Had a bad night just started in the ring lanes and didn’t change enough stuff changed everything but the steering wheel and driver and got a respectable finish.”
Gravel crossed the line in fourth just ahead of Carson Macedo in fifth.
THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE WORLD FINALS RESULTS (11/6/21)

NOS Energy Drink Feature 25 Laps | 00:15:46.306 – 1. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[25]; 4. 2-David Gravel[2]; 5. 41-Carson Macedo[7]; 6. 14-Kerry Madsen[13]; 7. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[3]; 8. 5-Spencer Bayston[14]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[8]; 10. 11-Parker Price Miller[12]; 11. 73-Justin Peck[11]; 12. 83-Kasey Kahne[26]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason[17]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 16. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[9]; 17. 21-Brian Brown[24]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak[15]; 19. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[21]; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[16]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson[27]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 23. 9-James McFadden[6]; 24. 93-Jac Haudenschild[10]; 25. 39-Buddy Kofoid[18]; 26. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[19]; 27. 71-Shane Stewart[23]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-21, Brent Marks 22-25; KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz (+22)

Slick Woody’s Qualifying A 2 Laps | 00:01:04.997 – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:12.855[8]; 2. 2-David Gravel, 00:12.882[6]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:12.949[18]; 4. 73-Justin Peck, 00:12.988[4]; 5. 14-Kerry Madsen, 00:12.990[11]; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.040[2]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:13.061[12]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak, 00:13.067[1]; 9. 0-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:13.070[7]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.078[5]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 00:13.090[16]; 12. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni, 00:13.106[14]; 13. 55-Cole Macedo, 00:13.118[19]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:13.130[9]; 15. 21-Brian Brown, 00:13.211[3]; 16. 29-Danny Dietrich, 00:13.233[17]; 17. 83-Kasey Kahne, 00:13.341[13]; 18. 97-Greg Wilson, 00:13.503[21]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh Jr, 00:13.503[20]; 20. 12-Brent Shearer, 00:13.755[15]; 21. 71X-Gray Leadbetter, 00:14.087[22]; 22. 70-Nick Tucker, 00:14.125[10]

Slick Woody’s Qualifying B 2 Laps | 00:00:49.301 – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.154[4]; 2. 9-James McFadden, 00:13.224[3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 00:13.389[12]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo, 00:13.499[16]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.521[17]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:13.545[1]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston, 00:13.576[15]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:13.675[5]; 9. 93-Jac Haudenschild, 00:13.679[19]; 10. 11-Parker Price Miller, 00:13.726[20]; 11. 39-Buddy Kofoid, 00:13.741[11]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.748[9]; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 00:13.875[8]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart, 00:13.877[21]; 15. 7NY-Matt Farnham, 00:13.920[18]; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich, 00:13.937[2]; 17. 11B-Carl Bowser, 00:14.005[7]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:14.032[10]; 19. 16-DJ Foos, 00:14.165[6]; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:14.178[14]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard, 00:14.200[13]

Drydene Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:01:52.254 – 1. 49-Brad Sweet[1]; 2. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 4. 14-Kerry Madsen[3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason[6]; 6. 83-Kasey Kahne[9]; 7. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[5]; 8. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 9. 55-Cole Macedo[7]; 10. 71X-Gray Leadbetter[11]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh Jr[10]

Drydene Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:01:55.026 – 1. 2-David Gravel[1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks[3]; 3. 73-Justin Peck[2]; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak[4]; 5. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni[6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[5]; 7. 12-Brent Shearer[10]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[7]; 9. 29-Danny Dietrich[8]; 10. 97-Greg Wilson[9]; 11. 70-Nick Tucker[11]




Drydene Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:01:53.575 – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[2]; 3. 93-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 4. 5-Spencer Bayston[4]; 5. 39-Buddy Kofoid[6]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[7]; 8. 7NY-Matt Farnham[8]; 9. 11B-Carl Bowser[9]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[11]; 11. 16-DJ Foos[10]

Drydene Heat 4 8 Laps | 00:01:54.119 – 1. 41-Carson Macedo[2]; 2. 9-James McFadden[1]; 3. 11-Parker Price Miller[5]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[10]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart[7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides[4]; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[8]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]

DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash 6 Laps | 00:01:26.016 – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1]; 2. 2-David Gravel[4]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[2]; 4. 19-Brent Marks[6]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[3]; 6. 9-James McFadden[5]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo[8]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[7]

Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 12 Laps | 00:03:04.255 – 1. 0-Lynton Jeffrey[1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart[4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown[9]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen[11]; 7. 83-Kasey Kahne[3]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[20]; 9. 12-Brent Shearer[7]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[8]; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[6]; 12. 7NY-Matt Farnham[10]; 13. 97-Greg Wilson[19]; 14. 29-Danny Dietrich[15]; 15. 55-Cole Macedo[13]; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[12]; 17. 16-DJ Foos[22]; 18. 40-George Hobaugh Jr[21]; 19. 11B-Carl Bowser[14]; 20. 70-Nick Tucker[23]; 21. 71X-Gray Leadbetter[17]; 22. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson[16]