Name: Sheldon Haudenschild
Hometown: Wooster, OH
Birthdate: August 31, 1993
Crew: Bonzai, Zach, Zan, Drew & Pella
Total Career Feature Wins: Over 100 (including motocross)
1996-2009: Sheldon started racing in 1996 – at the age of four. He raced amateur motocross and supercross and won over 70 main events from 1996 until 2009.
2009 was Sheldon’s first year racing sprint cars. He hit the track 34 times, racing mostly his 360 cubic inch sprint car, with a few 410 races mixed in. Sheldon’s highest finishes were both 5th place positions – once at Limaland Motorsports Park and once at Lakeville Speedway. He ran four Ohio Sprint Speedweek shows and made the feature at Limaland. He competed in his first World of Outlaws show at Eldora in September. That particular show marked the first time Sheldon and Jac raced together on the same track. He was crowned Rookie of the Year in the National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders at Limaland.
Sheldon ran a mixture of 360 and 410 shows in his sophomore season. The year was highlighted by two victories – one at Wayne County Speedway – and another at Sharon Speedway in a 410. He also made his first World of Outlaws feature at Limaland, and finished 11th in the WoO feature at Tri-State Speedway, one spot behind 20-time champion Steve Kinser. He ran all 9 Ohio Sprint Speedweek shows, with his highest finish, 9th at Fremont. He finished the season strong – making 16 features in his last 20 races.
Sheldon raced in and around Ohio with his 410 sprint car again 2011. He participated in more All Star and World of Outlaws events.
Sheldon piloted the Haudenschild Racing 93 car for the majority of the season, before taking a part time opportunity in the Marshall Motorsports 33M. He won several 410 wing and non-wing features throughout the season. He also piloted the Heckman 8H for a few PA races, and the Sperry 51 while in CA for the Trophy Cup.
Sheldon kicked off the season in the Indy Race Parts machine at the Chili Bowl. He wheeled the Haudenschild Racing 93 for the better part of the season, picking up his first ever All Star Circuit of Champions Victory at Wayne County Speedway, during the 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek. He went on to break a 25 year old track record at Angell Park in the Hartnell 48H, scoring a win in an exciting dash for the finish. Throughout the season, Sheldon picked up numerous top 5 finishes, and a significant number of podium finishes.
2015: Sheldon was joined by family friend and long time crew chief for Jac, Bonzai Bruns. The pair proved to be a dynamic duo, picking up 3rd place in All Star Circuit of Champions Speed Week points in their first week together. 2015 was Sheldon’s first full-time season with the ASCOC. He racked up notable wins at Waynesfield, and twice at Wayne County. The season proved to be a break-out year for Sheldon, Bonzai, and Team 93.
Returning to The All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, Sheldon racked up 9 total feature wins with the series. He scored back to back wins throughout the year, leading the pack with the highest amount of wins on the circuit. He improved his Speed Week overall finish, taking 2nd. Sheldon was awarded the Bryan Clauson “Parked It” award for the ASCOC’s most wins, and finished the season 3rd overall in points.