FARGO, North Dakota – Last week Donny Schatz traveled to Indiana to be part of the annual Performance Racing Industry Show and attended Team Chevy’s annual luncheon at Tony Stewart Racing’s raceshop in Brownsburg.
“I had a great time in Indy last week,” said Schatz. “You finish the year in Charlotte in early November and things are still all a blur. We had an incredible season. Won the Knoxville Nationals. A ton of races and another championship. When you go to the tradeshow some of that success really sinks in. It was great catching up with my guys at the shop and having the chance to laugh and look forward to next year.”
Schatz walked the show floor Thursday catching up with manufacturers that he and TSR have worked with throughout his 18-year World of Outlaws career. He spent an hour at the Mobil 1 booth talking with show attendees as well. Spending quality time with sponsors is always part of the show as well.
“We had a good dinner Thursday night with a group from Chevrolet,” continued Schatz. “Mr. Campbell, Terry Dolan, my old friend Judy Dominick, Adrienne Peters and Meagan Quinn and the gang from TSR – Jared Frood, Misha Geisert, Bill Klingbeil, Bryan Clauson and Lauren Stewart – provided plenty of good conversation. It was a good preview of Friday’s event.”
TSR concluded the 2014 season with the annual Team Chevy luncheon at the TSR race shop Friday afternoon. A video recap, recognition for everyone in attendance and lunch capped a season for the ages for TSR.
“The luncheon is always a good time to look back at what your accomplished in a season and forward to the upcoming campaign,” said Schatz. “I always enjoy spending time with my team, our sponsors and manufacturer’s like Ron Shaver, Jack and Bonnie Elam and other people in the business like Dave Sharpley and Dave Reedy that we’ve worked with and continued to improve our program with.”
The focus now for Schatz is his upcoming trip to Australia. The six-time World of Outlaws champion will leave for Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Sunday and hit the track for the first time on December 26.