Photo Credit: Dave Biro
ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 12, 2018) – Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep Saturday night at Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two event. The win marked Schatz’s eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of the season and fourth in the last five races.
After winning the Sears Craftsman Club Dash, Schatz led the field of 24 to the green flag for the 30-lap main event. Outside front row starter, Parker Price Miller utilized the outside lane to take the lead on lap one.
Price Miller opened up a three car length advantage, but Schatz remained patient around the low side of the speedway. The nine-time and defending World of Outlaws champion reeled in Price Miller on lap four and made the pass for the lead entering turn one on lap five.
On the following circuit, Friday night’s runner-up finisher Logan Schuchart moved by Price Miller for second.
At the halfway point, Schuchart had all but erased Schatz’s lead as they raced in lapped traffic. Once clear of traffic, Schatz was able to rebuild his advantage over the Hanover, Pa. driver.
“We love lapped traffic. That’s where races are won and lost,” Schatz said in victory lane. “My guys are incredible. We keep working, keep digging and keep finding ways to be up here at the end of the night.”
When asked about the close racing with Schuchart, Schatz referenced an old tale from his father, “If you are worried about what is behind you, you are going to have a hell of a time handling what’s in front of you. I’ve always raced like that and tonight was no different.”
Schatz’s lead atop the World of Outlaws point standings is now at a season-high of 102 over Brad Sweet. Schatz continues to lead all other drivers in wins, top fives and top tens through the first 18 races.
The World of Outlaws will be back in action Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. This will be the third attempt to get the event completed as Mother Nature has washed out the other two previous events.
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Time Trials: 3rd
2018 Donny Schatz Stats:
Total Races: 20
Total Wins: 10
Total Top-5s: 16
Total Top-10s: 19
World of Outlaws Races: 18
World of Outlaws Wins: 8
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 14
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 17