By Mike Spieker 

BRISBANE, Queensland – Donny Schatz opened his six-race Australian tour with a win Wednesday night at Archerfield Speedway. The win marks the Fargo driver’s 27th Sprint Car win of the 2018 season. Schatz has won at least one race in Australia every year since 1999.

The race was Schatz’s first since the World of Outlaws season finale in Charlotte, N.C. on November 3 – a race he also won.

Schatz dominated the feature event, but was stuck in lapped traffic until a late-race caution flag with six laps left presented him with a clean race track. Schatz took full advantage as he cruised to victory in his familiar No. 15.

The 10-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion will be in action again on December 29 and January 1. His visit down under will conclude with events on January 4, 5 and 9.

Photo by Matthew Paul.