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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. Continue reading TV TIME THIS WEEK FOR SCHATZ

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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WOO TOUR CONTINUES THROUGH NEW YORK, MARYLAND

Outlaws Schedule Takes Tony Stewart Racing Teams to New York, Maryland

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2012) – Now, this is more like it. One week after the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series raced on three consecutive nights, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz, along with the rest of the traveling Winged Sprint car stars, will hit the track three more times this week. A slate that includes a pair of stops in New York, beginning with Wednesday’s race at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y., and concludes with their only 2012 appearance in Maryland. Saturday the Outlaws return to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., for the first time since the fall of 2008 and, the following night, the series makes its first stop at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway since the summer of 2005.

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2012 FEED THE CHILDREN PRELUDE TO THE DREAM

The Prelude To The Dream is ‘One Perfect Night’

The Stars of NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and the World of Outlaws Race Under the Lights in All-Star Event at Eldora Speedway in Support of Feed The Children Wednesday, June 6 Presented Live on HBO Pay-Per-View®

CONCORD, N.C. (May 15, 2012) – On Wednesday, June 6 in tiny Rossburg, Ohio, stars representing NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series align in a big way with the Prelude To The Dream.

Eldora Speedway will once again play host to the all-star dirt Late Model race featuring more than 25 world renowned drivers as they battle for dirt supremacy on the half-mile clay oval where HBO Pay-Per-View® will present the event LIVE in high-definition to the entire nation. Net proceeds from the telecast will support Feed The Children, a U.S.-based charity that domestically has helped more than 365,000 families since 2009 through its Americans Feeding Americans Caravan. Continue reading 2012 FEED THE CHILDREN PRELUDE TO THE DREAM

WILLIAMS GROVE RETURN NOT GOOD FOR SCHATZ

Things didn’t go well in Saturday’s WIlliams Grove A-Feature. (WRT SpeedWerx – Walls)

THAT WASN’T THE PLAN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – (May 12, 2012) Donny Schatz headed to Williams Grove Speedway looking to snap a 15-race win draught at the famed half-mile dirt oval. Schatz, entered the doubleheader at Williams Grove as the point leader following a seventh-place finish Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway. When the dust settled, Schatz left Williams Grove still looking to break the streak.

“We had high hopes heading into the Grove,” said Schatz. “We are still struggling to get our STP car driving forward. The crew has done everything they can to find the answer. We’ll get there, it’s just a matter of time.”
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SCHATZ SEVENTH IN LINCOLN RETURN

Donny Schatz at Lincoln Speedway. (WRT SpeedWerx – Walls)

BETTER THAN LAST TIME AT LINCOLN

HANOVER, PA –  (May 1o, 2012) It had been 14 years since Donny Schatz circled Lincoln Speedway in central Pennsylvania. He didn’t qualify for the main event that race back in 1998 and things were certainly better on Thursday night. Mother Nature pushed the return to the track back one night, but that didn’t keep the fans from packing the place.

Schatz took advantage of an early qualifying number and earned the second position in qualifying behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All backed J&J. He finished fourth in the second heat and sixth in the dash. In the 30-lap feature event, Schatz maintained his top-10 position and ultimately worked his way up to finish seventh. The finish coupled with Sammy Swindell’s 18th-place finish moved Schatz back on top in the standings.

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SCHATZ READY FOR EASTERN SWING

Rivalry with ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ Resumes for Tony Stewart Racing

Donny Schatz last won at Williams Grove in July 2008. (George Levy Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2012) – There is nothing like a good rivalry to get fans on their feet. Every team has some sort of rival and competing against them annually simply fuels the fire. It’s that type of animosity the makes life on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series tour so much fun. Each and every driver wants to win, but doing better than a rival sometimes even makes not winning tolerable. Since the series began back in 1978, the Outlaws have always enjoyed the rivalry they have with the Pennsylvania Posse, a regional group of drivers who annually present the biggest challenge to the traveling Sprint car racers. Continue reading SCHATZ READY FOR EASTERN SWING