BROWNSBURG, IND – A perfect momentum shift entering a busy stretch through the Buckeye State, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing capped their recent two-race swing through Michigan and Wisconsin with back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series podium performances, one of which a victory during action in southern Wisconsin. The victory, the fourth of the season for the Fargo native, pushed Schatz within 38 points of the World of Outlaws championship point lead.
Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, earned his trip to victory lane during action at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. A convincing victory, Schatz led all 40 circuits from the pole position, surviving early challenges from Daryn Pittman before keeping David Gravel at bay during the closing laps. It was Schatz’ first-ever victory at Wilmot Raceway.
“I’m sure somebody was coming there at the end,” Schatz said in Wilmot Raceway victory lane. “I was kind of hanging. We could get through a few lap cars, but then when I had to move around in (turns) one and two I wasn’t as good. But glad to get a win. It’s been a while. Always feels good to get the win, especially here in Wisconsin.”
Before capturing his fourth victory of the season, Schatz scored a third place finish during action at Hartford Speedway on Friday, July 12. A late restart would give Schatz an opportunity to climb two spots to score the Hartford win, but unfortunately, the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion was unable to capitalize.
Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will set aim on five straight nights of action beginning Tuesday evening, July 16, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The annual Brad Doty Classic is on the Tuesday night agenda, an event Schatz conquered for $10,000 in 2018.
Following his visit to Attica Raceway Park, Schatz will spend four nights at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The #LetsRaceTwo make-up event, originally slated for Mother’s Day weekend in early May before being halted by Mother Nature, will kick-off the four-day stretch on Wednesday, July 17, followed by three nights of Kings Royal action on Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20. Schatz is a five-time Kings Royal champion, with the 2019 edition awarding an unprecedented $175,000 top prize.
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 July 15, 2019)|
|World of Outlaws Races: 37|
|World of Outlaws Wins: 4|
|World of Outlaws Top-5s: 23|
|World of Outlaws Top-10s: 33|