Edginton Gets First Bullring Victory of the Season
If anything has been learned about World of Outlaws shows at the Bullring over the years it’s that it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. Hanover, Pennsylvania native Logan Schuchart, who himself had a victory stolen late by Kyle Larson in August 2020, got some redemption Friday night, passing Sheldon Haudenschild with a lap-and-a-half remaining to score his second career win in Grand Forks.
Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild led the field to green at the start of the 40-lap main event which was halted on the initial start for a three-car wreck involving Jack Croaker, Noah Gass, and Gage Pulkrabek.
Haudenschild led the opening lap while Logan Schuchart moved in on Schatz in a battle for the second spot, running side-by-side on lap five as the leaders started working lap traffic.
A restart on lap eight saw Haudenschild continue to lead while Schatz and Schuchart resumed their battle for second. The top three remained the same until lap 15 when Tanner Holmes and Brock Zearfoss got together on the frontstretch, sending the ladder upside down.
Schuchart capitalized, taking second as the race went back to green. Haudenschild was about to start working traffic again just past the midway point when James McFadden rolled in turn three.
Schuchart ducked to the inside of Haudenschild on the restart but was unable to take the lead. The leaders started working traffic again with ten laps remaining with Schuchart eventually pulling to the inside of Haudenschild with five to go in turn two and repeating the same move the following lap.
The pair switched lines with Haudenschild going low and SchUchart going high. Schuchart made the pass the outside of Haudenschild coming off of turn two with a lap-and-a-half remaining to score his second win at the Bullring.
Haudenschild was second with Schatz third, point leader Brad Sweet fourth, and Carson Macedo fifth.
Brody Troftgruben and Shane Edginton brought the 25-lap Cirrus Aircraft NLRA Late Model main event to green. The initial start was waved off but when the race went back to green, Edginton took the lead from Troftgruben down the back stretch to lead the opening lap.
Edginton continued to lead through five laps and began to work lapped traffic on lap seven allowing Troftgruben to close back in for the top spot.
Troftgruben took the lead coming off the bottom of turn four at the completion of the ninth lap as the leaders moved into thicker lap traffic. Troftgruben had to check-up for a lap car on the backstretch on lap 11 allowing Edginton to retake the lead.
With ten to go, third running Dustin Strand reeled in Troftgruben for the second spot as the top three continued to work through lapped traffic. A caution with eight laps to go saw Strand take the second spot passing Troftgruben on the outside to turn two.
The final caution with four laps caused no changes at the front as Edginton continued on for his fourth career win at the Bullring.
Strand was second with Troftgruben third, Mitch Johnson fourth and Brandon Fuller fifth.
This week at the Bullring sees the Wayne Anderson Cup come to a close as the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints run alongside the Midwest Power Series. Also on the card will be the final points night for the three WISSOTA classes as they crown their track champions.
Tucker Pederson holds an 18-point lead over Weston Ramsrud in the Big Al’s Construction Street Stocks. Jory Berg leads by 63-markers over Austin Hunter in the Happy Harry’s Midwest Mods. Dustin Strand has a 35-point lead over Brad Seng in the Late Model standings.
The Western Renegade Non-Wing Sprints will also be on the five-class card with racing beginning at seven.
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