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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Schatz finds success with top-fives at Jacksonville, I-70; Eldora Speedway ahead

 


Date: Thursday, April 29th
Event: Outlaws Return to Jacksonville
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 12th (7th)
Saturday: 5th (12th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 2394 points [198 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 3, 2021) – On an upward trend, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put together an impressive stretch of performances during his recent weekend of competition, ultimately ending his three-day, three-race campaign through the Midwest with a pair of top-five finishes, one of which a podium result.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, earned his top-five appearance during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29. Lining up eighth on the main event grid, Schatz was an obvious threat from the start, eventually battling his way to second before throwing a late race slider on race leader, Brad Sweet.

Utilizing a green-white-checkered restart, Schatz got a run on Sweet and took command briefly, but the two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion returned the favor and reclaimed the top spot as the white flag was shown. 

Following his Jacksonville visit, Schatz spent two days at the recently revamped I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, eventually cashing in for a 12th-place score on Friday, April 30, followed by a fifth-place result on Saturday, May 1. Impressive enough, Schatz’ drive to fifth commenced from row six, occupying the 12th starting spot before setting aim forward.

“You gotta crawl before you can walk, and you gotta walk before you can run,” Schatz noted. “My Carquest, Ford Performance guys are doing great. We’ve been getting better and that’s all you can ask for. We reset and went back to square one, so now we’re building ourselves back up again. Times change, people change, and we’re changing with it. I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve been doing for the past 25 years here.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship with the two-day #LetsRaceTwo blockbuster at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. A venue that goes hand-in-hand with Schatz’ earned successes, the Fargo, North Dakota-native will chase a pair of $10,000 top prizes during #LetsRaceTwo weekend, as well as WoO win number 300.

Filling the seat for Tony Stewart, San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding powered the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/No. 14 sprint car during the World of Outlaws events at Jacksonville and I-70. Kicking-off his weekend in a big way, Kaeding finished seventh at Jacksonville after starting 15th, following up his top-ten in Illinois with 11th and 12th-place finishes at I-70, respectively. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. 

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: 
Races: 26
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 15
Top-10s: 19
**Numbers reflect overall statistics
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: 
World of Outlaws Races: 18
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 10
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 11
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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