WOOSTER, Ohio — Sheldon Haudenschild will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the first time, announcing Thursday evening that he will tackle the full series schedule and pursue Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors this year.
Haudenschild, the 23-year-old son of open wheel legend Jac Haudenschild, will become an Outlaw fresh off a breakout season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, in which he collected a tour-best nine victories and finished third in points, behind eventual champion Chad Kemenah and six-time All Stars titlist Dale Blaney.
By virtue of his efforts, Haudenschild earned the Bryan Clauson “Parked It” Award for the 2016 All Stars, recognizing the winningest driver on tour.
Haudenschild will continue under crew chief Bonzai Bruns, with crew members Zach Ames and Drew Brenner also wrenching on Team 93.
The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season kicks off at Volusia Speedway Park with the annual DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 17-19.
Haudenschild Racing contributed to this report.