Schatz earns WoO win #20 during Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown

(Photo: Donny Schatz in Dodge City victory lane –  Lonnie Wheatley Credit

Schatz earns WoO win #20 during Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown

Date: Friday, October 19th
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Shootout
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (7th)

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Event: Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Dodge City Raceway Park (Dodge City, Kan.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (2nd)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/22/2018): 1st – 9574 points (278-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2018) – For the sixth consecutive season, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz reached the 20-win mark during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, this time reaching that feat during a visit to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday, October 20. The $10,000 victory, accomplished from the outside-front row, was attained during the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown, ultimately holding back at late race surge by World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender, Ian Madsen, to claim high honors.

Madsen led the first eight circuits before Schatz took over the top spot on lap nine. As the pair battled through traffic, Schatz took advantage, eventually driving around the familiar No. 18 as they raced back to the flagstand.

The victory included, Schatz now owns an astonishing 50 top-five finishes in 68 World of Outlaws starts, stretching his advantage in the WoO championship standings to 278 markers over Brad Sweet.

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to drive for this team against this level of competition,” Donny Schatz stated, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car. “To reach 20 victories in a season says so much about my team’s work ethic and their level of motivation. I’m proud of them and what we have been able to accomplish in 2018. We still have a few races left on our schedule. We are not done yet.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing kicked off their trip to the Sunflower State on Friday, October 19, with a visit to Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City. Nearly attaining his 20th victory of the season one night prior, Schatz ended his Lakeside invasion second in the running order, ending a charge from the inside of row four.

Utilizing a restart just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program, Schatz capitalized and drove from fourth to third by the completion of lap 13, then taking the runner-up spot away from Sheldon Haudenschild with a bold move in turns three and four on lap 16. Although on a direct path toward the front, Schatz would finish one spot short, ultimately chasing Daryn Pittman to the final checkers.

Donny Schatz’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign will continue on Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, with a return to the Keystone State, this time invading the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50. The Saturday night finale, stretching 50 laps in distance, will award a $51,000 top prize. Friday’s program will award an $8,000 payday.

Donny Schatz is the defending Port Royal Speedway Outlaw winner, keeping Pennsylvania and Port Royal favorite, Lance Dewease, in his rearview mirror. The 2017 event, the Nittany Showdown, awarded $10,000.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 22, 2018)
Total Races: 70
Total Wins: 22
Total Top-5s: 52
Total Top-10s: 65
World of Outlaws Races: 68
World of Outlaws Wins: 20
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 50
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 63

 

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CONTACT:
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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