INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 24, 2015) – It’s been a season for the ages for Donny Schatz, the Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajainan Racing (TSR) team and all of their partners. The 15th season of World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series competition for TSR has been a highlight-reel-filled one with Schatz delivering amazing performances one after another, resulting in a first WoO championship for partners Bad Boy Buggies® and Chevrolet Performance. The season will culminate in Concord, North Carolina with the 2015 WoO campaign season finale Nov. 5-7 with the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Bad Boy Buggies vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.
Schatz, TSR and Bad Boy Buggies will be front and center throughout the weekend with several special events scheduled in the area beginning Nov. 4 with the Bad Boy Buggies Champions’ Tour at Nichols Store – 1980 Mount Holly Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This open-to-the-public event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and offers fans the chance to spend time with both 2015 WoO champion Donny Schatz and 20-time WoO champion Steve Kinser. Both the Nos. 11 and 15 Bad Boy Buggies-backed racing machines for TSR and their race transporters will be on site, providing fans a unique opportunity for an up close look. Schatz and Kinser will meet with fans, sign autographs and take rides with fans in Bad Boy Buggies vehicles. Race tickets and other prize packages will be given away during the event.
Another attendee confirmed for the Bad Boy Buggies Champions’ Tour event at Nichols Store is Debbie Spearman from Clover, South Carolina. Spearman, a lifelong dirt-track racing fan, was recently selected as the winner of the TSR and Bad Boy Buggies “Best of Both Worlds” promotion. Spearman’s entry was drawn from more than 40,000 online entries last week and she was more than ecstatic to learn she’s the new owner of the 2015 Donny Schatz-themed Bad Boy Buggies Recoil® iS and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2015 Bad Boy Buggies World Finals.
“I am beyond excited – I’ve been around dirt-track racing all my life,” Spearman said. “I’ve been a racing fan most of my life. My dad would take me to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) and Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, N.C.) all the time. My husband raced at those tracks too. I’ve been wanting to go to the World Finals for years. My son goes every year and we always babysit for him. But not this year – we’re all going.”
Spearman said she can’t wait to use her new “toy” at home on her family’s property. The family has 70 acres of land and getting around won’t be a problem in the new Recoil iS, she says.
“We’ve had used golf carts and other things before, but nothing quite like we’ll have now,” Spearman said. “I still can’t believe we won. I’m looking forward to meeting Donny and his team and all the people from Bad Boy Buggies who made this possible. This is incredible.”
In a special presentation during Friday’s opening ceremonies at The Dirt Track with Schatz and John Collins, Vice President, Consumer Business for Bad Boy Buggies, Spearman will be given ownership rights to the customized Recoil iS, which is designed similar to the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J Schatz has driven this season.
“This has been a great season to team up with Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and everyone associated with 15 team,” Collins said. “We are so pleased to be partnering with Donny and Tony Stewart Racing. The success they’ve had this year has been incredible. It’s an amazing ride and we’ve enjoyed it every lap of the way. Being able to engage with their fans and experience the loyalty of the World of Outlaws fan base is extremely positive. This Donny Schatz-themed Recoil iS is beautiful. I’m excited to meet Debbie and her family and to witness her excitement first-hand when we give her the keys.”
Bad Boy Buggies looks to continue providing the best vehicle technology for outdoor enthusiasts and recreational riders seeking to tackle the trails and enjoy the outdoors at the highest level. This is the third season the brand has partnered with TSR and first as a co-primary sponsor of Schatz and his Sprint car. Schatz clinched his seventh WoO championship the first week of October on the strength of career-best results during his 19th season with the Outlaws.
“What an incredible season we’ve had – all of us are excited about finishing it up with a bang in Charlotte,” said Schatz, the winningest Sprint car driver at The Dirt Track. “Working with everyone at Bad Boy Buggies has been great. Debbie and her family will certainly enjoy their Recoil iS. I’ve used mine for hunting and all kinds of other things. There are a lot of fans out there who love to talk about the outdoors and are interested in Bad Boy Buggies. We’re all thrilled to carry their logos on my car and represent them at tracks all across the country. We’re hoping to put an exclamation point on this season and ride off into the sunset with a couple more wins. No matter what happens on the track at the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, we have a lot to celebrate, for sure.”