Courtesy WooSprint.com: DODGE CITY, Kan. – July 4, 2015 – After coming just short of a win the night before, Donny Schatz dominated night two of the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night and scored his 19th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
“It feels good to get back to victory lane,” Schatz said. “This race track was completely different tonight. I didn’t know what was going to happen. It got so fast on the bottom last night and I didn’t know if it was going to hold up there or not. But wow, it was lightning fast around the top.”
Schatz started on the front row with Jason Sides, the previous night’s winner. Schatz had the lead in his No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car by the time the two drivers hit turn one. A caution flag flew early as Joey Saldana was forced up the track. When the race returned to green Schatz maintained his lead.
Over the next ten laps, Schatz worked his way through traffic as Sides worked to hold off Paul McMahan and McMahan worked to hold off Kerry Madsen. The yellow flag flew again on lap 16 as Logan Schuchart slowed on track.
The restart proved pivotal as Sides stumbled and held up the bottom line while Schatz and those behind him surged forward. When the field came back around, Schatz led McMahan and Jason Johnson. As Schatz worked his way through traffic in the closing laps, McMahan tried to run him down but was unsuccessful.
“Starting on the outside really helped tonight getting the jump on (Jason Sides),” Schatz said. “Had a really good car. It was awful tight there most of the race but that’s a good thing for me. I try to do my best and tonight it got us a win.”