Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz continued his remarkable 2013 World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series campaign this past weekend by earning his 20th A-Feature win of the season Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa. The driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet Performance J&J dominated the 30-lap race at the Arnold Supply Motor Supply Shootout, leading from start to finish.
The win established a new career high for Schatz, who became the sixth driver in WoO history to win 20 A-Features in a season. The five-time and reigning WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion followed Friday’s triumph with a charge from 12th to sixth at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., keeping himself within striking distance of WoO championship standings leader Daryn Pittman with eight races remaining.
Schatz entered Friday’s race at the Clay County as a three-time winner at the 3/8-mile clay oval located in northwest Iowa. The Fargo, N.D., racer qualified eighth in the field of 27 cars before finishing second to Kerry Madsen in both heat two and the dash. Schatz got the jump at the start of 30-lap A-Feature and was never headed en route to his 144th career WoO A-Feature victory.
Schatz was looking to earn his 21st victory of the season and third weekend sweep in 2013 at Deer Creek. He qualified sixth overall and finished fourth in his heat to transfer into the A-Feature. Schatz raced from 12th to sixth in the A-Feature and earned his eighth KSE Hard Charger Award.
With 67 races completed in 2013, Schatz ranks second and trails Pittman by 70 points in the WoO STP Sprint Car Series championship standings with eight races remaining. Next up for Schatz is a doubleheader beginning Friday at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Friday’s Outlaw race opens the 32nd annual 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora, followed by Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.