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FARGO, N.D. (March 15, 2019) – Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 will return to action tonight (Friday, March 15) and tomorrow (Saturday, March 16). First up will be the legendary quarter-mile oval of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on Friday, followed by the one-third-mile Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Saturday.
Schatz has eight career Silver Dollar Speedway wins in his career (including Gold Cup prelim events), with his most recent victory at the speedway coming on April 2, 2016. Over his 53 career starts at Silver Dollar, Schatz has recorded 22 top fives and 36 top tens. In two events in 2018, the Fargo driver finished 12th and 8th, respectively.
Saturday’s event will mark the ninth appearance by the “Greatest Show on Dirt” to the Stockton Dirt Track. Schatz is the track record holder at the speedway, with a lap of 12.566, established on March 21, 2015. Despite the track having a relatively brief history with the World of Outaws, Schatz has claimed three career victories at the speedway. In the eight previous events at the track, Schatz has collected five top five finishes and has had just one result where he finished outside the top ten.
The driver of the Rush Truck Centers / Ford Performance No. 15 was in action at the always exciting Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. last weekend. Saturday’s event was the lone race of the weekend after Friday’s program was canceled due to saturated grounds caused by persistent rain. Schatz came away with a 10th place finish on Saturday, which marked his first finish outside of the top five this season. The event was delayed by rain for nearly two hours in between heat race two and three, which made for tricky track conditions the remainder of the evening.
Entering this weekend’s action, Schatz sits second in the World of Outlaws point standings, just 20 markers behind point leader Daryn Pittman.
Tune into DirtVision.com this weekend for live audio and video from both Silver Dollar Speedway and the Stockton Dirt Track.
– Silver Dollar Speedway –
Previous feature wins:
2016 – 1st on April 2 (started 12th; lead 6 laps)
2015 – 1st on March 28 (started on the pole; lead 30 laps)
2015 – 1st on Sept. 12 (started 6th; lead 12 laps)
2012 – 1st on March 23 (started on the pole; lead all 35 laps)
2012 – 1st on Sept. 6 (started 5th; lead 13 laps)
2010 – 1st on Sept. 10 (started 2nd; lead 18 laps) (prelim win)
2004 – 1st on Sept. 11 (lead all 40 laps)
2004 – 1st on Sept. 10 (lead all 30 laps) (prelim win)
– Stockton Dirt Track –
Donny Schatz: 12.566 (March 21, 2015)
2018 – 14th on March 17 (started 16th)
2017 – 2nd on March 25 (started 4th; lead 1 lap)
2016 – 1st on March 18 (started 3rd; lead 14 laps); 1st on March 19 (started 6th; lead 5 laps)
2015 – 1st on March 21 (started 3rd; lead 14 laps); 9th on March 22 (started 13th)
2014 – 2nd on March 22 (started 8th; lead 9 laps)
2013 – 3rd on March 22 (started 13th)
2019 Stats (World of Outlaws):
Top Fives: 4
Top Tens: 4
Feature Positions (+/-): +48