SCHATZ MAKES IT TEN AT CLAY COUNTY
SPENCER, IOWA (Sept. 14) – They are coming like a freight train and Donny Schatz and his STP team are looking to slow down any time soon on the World of Outlaws (WoO) trail. Schatz bounced back from qualifying 18th and found himself with a chance to win Friday night at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa. When leader Lucas Wolf struggled to get past a pair of lapped cars, the four-time WoO champion took advantage and raced away to score his 10th WoO A-Feature of 2012.
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Tony Stewart Racing Teams Return to the Midwest
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept.12, 2012) – Just because the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series doesn’t end the year with a playoff format like NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup or the NHRA’s Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, don’t think the final dozen races will be without drama. The 2012 WoO season has been one of the most competitive in years with four different drivers leading the standings at one point or another and each also having gone through his share of bad luck. This weekend, the battle continues with Friday’s sixth annual Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday’s FVP Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.
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SCHATZ FINISHES SECOND IN ANTIOCH THRILLER
ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 11) – For a moment it looked Donny Schatz was going to steal one Monday night at Antioch (Calif.) Speedway. The driver of Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) STP machine had taken the lead on a late restart and dove under the white flag looking for his third win in the World of Outlaws (WoO) five-race Speedweek.
Problem was the cushion was just a little higher than he thought and one of California’s finest, Tim Kaeding, was ready to make a second attempt at sliding the four-time champion for the lead. When Schatz pushed a little through turns one and two, Kaeding was able to pull even heading down the backstretch, giving him just enough room to execute a winning slide job in the final corner.
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SCHATZ CONTINUES CALIFORNIA SUCCESS WITH FLAG-TO-FLAG WIN
CALISTOGA, Calif (Sept. 9) – There’s nothing like winning races, and it seems Donny Schatz and his STP crew just can’t get enough of it. Sunday night the driver of the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet continued his surge on the World of Outlaws tour leading all 25 laps of Sunday’s A-Feature at Calistoga Speedway. The win was his second in the Golden State during the Outlaw’s California Speedweek.
“We’re on attack mode,” Schatz said, following his ninth A-Feature victory of the season and 122nd of his career. “These guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Eric Prutzman) definitely got their game face on. They’ve got an awesome machine behind me and we’ve got our motors running really good, so we’re happy.”
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SCHATZ SECOND IN GOLD CUP FINALE
CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 9) – The end result of second wasn’t what four-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz was looking for Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He started the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J on the pole for the 40-lap race and chased eventual winner Kyle Larson to the finish line.
“We had a pretty respectable race car tonight,” said Schatz, “but Kyle was a lot better and got through traffic a lot better. This one was kind of on me. I thought the track was going to stay really wet and it ended up pretty slick in spots. The STP guys worked hard all weekend and have been doing a great job. Second isn’t what we wanted, but we’ve been in contention every night and that’s all you can ask for. In the big picture, if we can keep doing that, we’ll win more than we lose.”
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SCHATZ OPENS GOLD CUP WITH VICTORY
CHICO, Calif (Sept. 6) – Donny Schatz knew if he was going to have a chance to win Saturday night’s 59th annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway things had to go well in Thursday’s opener. The driver of the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J had nearly a perfect night which included a victory in the 30-lap A-Feature. Continue reading SCHATZ OPENS CALIFORNIA SPEEDWEEK WITH A WIN
SCHATZ SECOND IN SKAGIT FINALE
ALGER, WA (SEPT. 1) – Donny Schatz bounced back from a frustrating Friday night at Skagit Speedway with a second-place finish in the 35-lap A-Feature at Skagit Speedway. Schatz raced the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J from eighth to second and capped off the two nights of racing at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.
“These guys have been do a great job on this STP team,” said Schatz. “We’ve had a fast car for quite some time. It’s fun to start eighth and get up there and have a chance to win. Travis (Jacobson) did a great job and I’m happy to finish second tonight.”
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Tony Stewart Racing Teams Begin Stretch Run Toward WoO Championship
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 31, 2012) – The numbers are all still in play in the 2012 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series championship fight. In just 64 days a champion will be crowned, and it’s looking like a two-team race with each having a pair of viable candidates. Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser both have plenty of experience winning WoO championships and know success this weekend in northwest Washington and western Oregon would certainly enhance their title chances.
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SCHATZ ROLLS TO FIFTH IN EDMONTON
EDMONTON, Alberta (Aug. 27) – Donny Schatz continued his top-10 streak with the World of Outlaws during this weekend’s sixth annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. Schatz was coming off a victory in his hometown of Minot and was looking to return to victory lane in Edmonton for the first time since 2007.
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SCHATZ LOOKS TO KEEP WINNING WAYS GOING NORTH OF THE BORDER
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 23, 2012) – One of the toughest things a champion faces is sustaining success. There’s no greater feeling than winning that first title but, once you reach the pinnacle, staying there becomes a way of life. Sports dynasties are built around teamwork and traditionally at least one incredibly talented member. In the 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers were the class of the National Hockey League led by Wayne Gretzky and cast of characters who only wanted to win.
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