INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 16, 2016) – It’s back to the Midwest for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team as they continue their pursuit of the 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series championship. Following a west coast run through Washington, Oregon and California and Wednesday night’s return to Colorado for the first time in more than a decade, Schatz will lead the Outlaws back to the heartland for Friday’s Arnold Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and the FVP Missouri High Bank Nationals at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri.
Schatz is in the midst of his 20th season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” and with 14 races remaining he continues to the lead the series in several categories. Following his remarkable performance Wednesday in the Outlaws’ debut at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado where he charged from 15th to finish second, Schatz maintains a 256-point lead in the championship standings. His 21 victories, 51 top-five finishes and 61 top-10s are most by any driver on tour. He also leads in laps led and has 10 KSE Hard Charger Awards.
The seven-time and reigning WoO champion returns to Clay County Fair Speedway as a four-time winner at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in northwest Iowa. Schatz won the first two Outlaw appearances at the track in 2007 and 2008 and won consecutive features in Spencer again in 2012 and 2013. He has finished inside the top-10 in all nine WoO races at the facility and most recently finished sixth in September 2014.
Saturday’s race at U.S. 36 will be the fourth Outlaw race at the high-banked, 3/8-mile action track. And Schatz will be looking to add it to the list of tracks where he’s won a WoO A-Feature during his illustrious career. Two weeks ago, Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon became the 80th facility where he’s triumphed. After a tough debut at the track in 2006, Schatz bounced back to score a pair of top-fives by finishing fifth in 2007 and fourth in 2009.
Friday at Clay County Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit claycountyfairspeedway.com or call 712-262-4740.
For Saturday’s race at U.S. 36, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit us36raceway.com or call 816-675-2279.
Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video of both nights is available for a fee, or fans can listen at no charge as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to DIRTVision.com for more information.
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Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J:
After the annual west coast run it’s back to Iowa and Missouri for a couple of races this weekend. What are your expectations coming back to the Midwest?
“We are looking to be racing for wins. That’s what our plan is every night. Tony Stewart has built an incredible team that works extremely hard every day to put us in position to compete for wins. They do so much. Not only do they make sure I have a good car under me, but they have to do all the travel, maintenance and then be one top of things as the night goes on. We had a couple of tough nights out west getting involved in crashes and they just kept working. It was a big haul between Chico and Colorado and we were right there with a chance to win Wednesday night. And then from Colorado to Spencer yesterday was another big run for them. We’ve had some good races at Spencer before and we’re headed there looking to have a shot at winning late in the race. Once we finish up at Spencer then we can start thinking about going to U.S. 36 Saturday.”