SCHATZ CLOSES WEEKEND WITH A SIXTH IN MICHIGAN

SCHATZ RACES TO SIXTH AT I-96

Congrats Ron Shaver, pictured with his wife Livian, on your induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

LAKE ODESSA, MI (June 2, 2012) – The World of Outlaws were able to at least get one race in this weekend. Mother Nature knocked out Friday’s return to Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park, but Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) team were able to hit the dirt on Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Schatz finished sixth in the 35-lap A-Feature after starting 12th and continues to rank second in the 2012 WoO championship standings.

The weekend began with a Friday evening race scheduled for Attica, but late Friday afternoon WoO officials were forced to postpone the event after steady rain Thursday evening and Friday morning soaked the grounds.

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SCHATZ TESTS PRELUDE CAR

Donny Schatz will compete in next week’s Prelude to the Dream.

PRACTICE FOR PRELUDE BEGINS

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (May 28, 2012) – Donny Schatz has never raced a dirt late model. In just over a week, he’ll make is debut in the  Prelude to the Dream event at Eldora Speedway. Not only will he be racing at one of the fastest dirt tracks, but he’ll also be racing with some of the best drivers in motorsports. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, Indycar champions, NHRA champions and many other accomplished drivers, including his Tony Stewart Racing teammate, 20-time WoO champion, Steve Kinser.

Schatz had the chance on Monday to spend a little time getting comfortable in his No. 15 STP machine. The car is owned by one of the hottest dirt late model drivers in the country, 2008 WoO Late Model champion Darrell Lanigan. Lanigan and his crew were on hand at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway Monday and Schatz had the chance to make a handful of laps.

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SCHATZ 11TH AT LAWRENCEBURG

SCHATZ FINISHES 11TH AT LAWRENCEBURG

Donny Schatz battles Tony Stewart at Lawrenceburg Speedway. (Travis Branch photo.)

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (May 28, 2012) – Donny Schatz was hoping to make it two straight wins at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday night. He won the Outlaws last stop on the 3/8-mile high banks back in the summer of 2009 and was coming off an impressive run in Charlotte. Unfortunately, things didn’t get started well and Schatz did his best to close the night with an 11th-place finish.

Qualifying 19th in the field of 34 cars was not the way the four-time WoO champion wanted to begin the evening. During the third heat, he blew a right-front tire on the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J. His STP crew replaced the tire and he stormed back from eighth to finish third. One more caution may have changed the entire evening, but the yellow never waived and he transferred him into the 35-lap A-Feature.

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SCHATZ COMES HOME SECOND IN CHARLOTTE

SCHATZ STORMS TO SECOND IN CHARLOTTE

Donny Schatz charged forward in Charlotte. (Jeff Wackerlin Photo)

CONCORD, NC – (May 25, 2012) It was a long night at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, but in the end Donny Schatz felt good about the final outcome.

“If you can’t win, second is the best place to be,” admitted the four-time WoO champion, after finishing second in Friday’s Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown. “The guys on this team worked really hard and I’m glad we got something positive. It’s no secret that we haven’t been getting the results we expect. Tonight, everyone stuck together and we were able to work our way into contention.”

Following last weekend’s doubleheader in Middletown and Hagerstown, the TSR team spent the week in the Charlotte preparing for the Outlaws 30th race in Charlotte. Schatz, who drove the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J to a Charlotte sweep in November, came in looking for his seventh win at the 4/10-mile dirt oval and first finish inside the top five in seven races.

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SCHATZ LOOKING FORWARD TO CHARLOTTE

Tony Stewart Racing Tandem Leads Outlaws into Memorial Day Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2012) – There is something special about being an American on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a time to remember and honor those who protect and serve this country. The sport of auto racing is just about as American as it gets and, on Memorial Day weekend, the sport traditionally takes center stage nationally with major events in Charlotte and Indianapolis. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series brings its grassroots short-track racing heritage to both regions beginning with Friday’s Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., and concluding Monday with an event at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz lead the Outlaws into this weekend of opportunity. Kinser, driver of the TSR No. 11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Maxim, intensified his pursuit of a 21st WoO championship by winning his second race of the season last weekend in New York and, by doing so, climbed atop the championship standings. Schatz, pilot of TSR’s No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J, comes into the weekend as defending race-winner at both The Dirt Track and Lawrenceburg. Schatz, who has led the WoO championship standings five times in 2012, swept a pair of races at The Dirt Track in last fall’s World Finals and was victorious in the Outlaws’ most recent stop on the high banks of Lawrenceburg in June 2009.
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TV TIME THIS WEEK FOR SCHATZ

Donny will be part of an episode of Outcast Customs’ Livin Large show on Monday, May 21.

MUST SEE TV THIS WEEK FOR SCHATZ FANS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 21, 2012) – It’s going to be a busy week of channel surfing for fans of the World of Outlaws and Donny Schatz. The four-time WoO champion will be on national television twice this week, beginning Monday night with his appearance on a episode of Outcast Kustoms and concluding with Friday night’s WoO race at Charlotte being aired live on SPEED.

Schatz will appear on Monday’s show that airs on Discovery’s Velocity TV at 9 p.m (ET). The episode features Kelvin Locklear and his crew “tricking out” an old school Peterbuilt truck and making it a special promotional hauler. Schatz is called in to help build one of his Sprint cars that will be used along with the truck for promoting the STP and Armor All brands.  Schatz is joined by World Racing Group leader Brian Carter and WRG’s Brian Dunlap. The three start with a bare J&J chassis and leave the shop with a compete racecar. Read more

SCHATZ CLOSES EASTERN TOUR WITH HAGERSTOWN CHARGE

SCHATZ SAILS FROM THE BACK AT HAGERSTOWN

Donny Schatz charged through the field at Hagerstown (WRT Speedwerx – Walls)

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2012) – Four-time World of Outlaws (WoO) champion Donny Schatz closed the six-race eastern tour with a tenth-place finish on Sunday night at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway. The result concluded races in central Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and proved once again the TSR team will continue to fight for everything they can get.

Saying things didn’t go smoothly would be an understatement, but Schatz still finds himself right in the thick of the 2012 WoO championship battle. Following Sunday’s race, the Fargo, N.D., racer remained in third and only 32 points out of the top spot heading into this Friday’s event in Charlotte.

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SCHATZ SPENDS “OFF-NIGHT” IN GRAND FORKS

SCHATZ COMPETES AT RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY ON “OFF-NIGHT”

Donny Schatz competes at River Cities Speedway. (Tim Johnson Photo)

GRAND FORKS, ND. (May 18) – It was a rare Friday night when Donny Schatz wasn’t competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint car Series on a dirt track somewhere in North America. Instead, the Fargo, N.D. resident traveled a little over an hour north of his home to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks to continue the development of a special motor (www.Alternative410motor.com) targeted for the regional racer.

Schatz had his familiar yellow No. 15 J&J in the field and after coming home second in his heat, he started ninth in the main event. The four-time WoO champion worked his way through the field and was battling for the lead when unexpectedly he had a mechanical problem that ended his night.

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SCHATZ RETURNS TO WOO ACTION IN NEW YORK

SCHATZ EIGHTH IN EMPIRE STATE RETURN

Donny hustles his way around Rolling Wheels Raceway. (Jeremiah Fish Photo)

ELBRIDGE, NY (May 16) – If Donny Schatz was looking for a positive following Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws return to Rolling Wheels Raceway, it would be that he made it through the opening lap. That wasn’t the case last fall when an opening-lap crash took out the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet J&J.

Schatz returned to the big 5/8-mile dirt oval and ultimately finished eighth. The four-time WoO champion was running sixth prior to a lap 23 restart and being on the bottom line was the favorable position. Cody Darrah and Sammy Swindell slipped by dropping him to eighth in the 25-lap A-Feature.

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