BROWNSBURG, IND – Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing made the most of their recent three-race trek through the upper Midwest, not only scoring a pair of top-ten finishes during action at Fairbury Speedway and River Cities Speedway, respectively, but the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion highlighted the five-day stretch with an impressive rally from 11th to finish fourth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, June 7.
Kicking off the long week in the Land of Lincoln, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, visited Fairbury Speedway with the Greatest Show On Dirt on Tuesday, June 4, and secured a seventh place performance.
Despite ending the 40-lapper two positions shy of where he started, Schatz’ finish was a big step in the right direction, as the Fargo, North Dakota-native faded as far back as ninth during the midpoint of the event.
Unfortunately, Schatz was forced to settle with a 24th place finish at Granite City Speedway on Saturday, June 8; the result of contact with the outside retaining wall while battling inside the top-ten. A damaged bird cage after contact was the culprit.
“That’s not really how we wanted to end our weekend, but those outcomes are a rarity with this team,” Donny Schatz said regarding his Granite City visit. “Regardless, we were able to leave Fairbury and River Cities with solid finishes and that’s motivating. Now, we get to look forward to Knoxville Raceway; a track that we know our way around pretty well. We’ll do our best to rebound this weekend.”
Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title this Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15, with a two-day visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Schatz certainly knows his way around the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, earning ten Knoxville Nationals championships since 2006.
In addition, Schatz earned a main event victory at Knoxville Raceway during his June visit in 2018, only to finish second the following evening.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/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 during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
|2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 10, 2019)|
|World of Outlaws Races: 26|
|World of Outlaws Wins: 3|
|World of Outlaws Top-5s: 16|
|World of Outlaws Top-10s: 23|