Photo Credit: Speedway Shots

FARGO, N.D. (August 28, 2019) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule intensifies a bit with six events scheduled over a nine day period. The action begins this weekend with back-to-back shows at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington on Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st, followed by a Monday Labor Day special at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington. 

On Wednesday, September 4th, the World of Outlaws head to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon before heading to Chico, California for the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 6th and 7th. 

Donny Schatz has a 30 point cushion atop the World of Outlaws point standings heading into Friday’s event at Skagit. The 10-time and defending series champion has a good track record at the three-tenths mile oval. Schatz has four career wins at the speedway. His most recent victory came on the first of two shows in 2014 where he led all 25 laps from the second starting position. The following night, Schatz picked up the victory again, leading 23 of the 35 circuits. Schatz’s other two wins came in 2013 and 2006. 

In his last 10 starts at Skagit, he has an average finish of 4.3. 

Schatz’s stats at Grays Harbor Raceway are even more impressive. In 26 starts, he has five career victories, including three in a row in annual visits from 2013-2015. Last year, Schatz led all 30 trips around the three-eighths mile oval. 

Schatz’s average finish over his last 10 starts is 4.6. 

The driver of the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 slightly extended his points lead after last weekend’s doubleheader in South Dakota and Montana. After picking up a seventh-place finish at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. on Friday, August 23rd, Schatz rounded out the podium the next night at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. 

Schatz had a spirited battle with Logan Schuchart for second in the closing laps of Saturday’s main event. The two drivers traded the spot several times amid lapped traffic before having to contend with a hard-charging Brad Sweet. At the checkers, Schatz came home third behind winner David Gravel and Schuchart. 

“I wish I could have gotten a couple of spots better for this Toco Warranty team. They worked really hard to get the engine changed in between the heat race and the dash,” said Schatz. “Overall it was a solid weekend. We’ve had some success out in Washington over the years so I’m looking forward to getting out there this weekend.”

Schatz and the entire Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team would like to thank Toco Warranty, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation & Security and J&J Auto Racing for their continued support.

Schatz’s Statbook:
2019 Stats (World of Outlaws):
Races: 50
Wins: 8
Top Fives: 33
Top Tens: 46

Previous Results at Skagit Speedway:
2018 – 5th on Aug. 31 (started 10th); 2nd on Sept. 1 (started 2nd)
2017 – 4th on Sept. 1 (started 7th); 5th on Sept. 2 (started 2nd)
2016 – 5th on Sept. 2 (started 10th); 7th on Sept. 3 (started 20th)
2015 – 2nd on Sept. 5 (started 5th)
2014 – 1st on Aug. 29 (started 2nd; lead all 25 laps); 1st on Aug. 30 (started on the pole; lead 23 laps)
2013 – 11th on Aug. 30 (started 16th); 1st on Aug. 31 (started 3rd; lead 19 laps)
2012 – 11th on Aug. 31 (started 2nd); 2nd on Sept. 1 (started 8th)
2011 – 7th on Sept. 2 (started 5th); 4th on Sept. 3 (started 4th)
2010 – 3rd on Sept. 3 (started 9th); 15th on Sept. 4 (started 5th)
2009 – 20th on Sept. 4 (started 20th) 6th on Sept. 5 (started 21st)
2008 – 9th on Aug. 30 (started 13th); 4th on Aug. 31 (started 3rd)
2007 – 10th on Aug. 24 (started 7th); 9th on Aug. 25 (started 7th)
2006 – 1st on Aug. 25 (lead 29 laps); 2nd on Aug. 26
2002 – 3rd on Aug. 23 (started 12th)

Previous Results at Grays Harbor Raceway:
2018 – 1st on Sept. 3 (started on the pole; lead all 30 laps)
2017 – 7th on Sept. 4 (started 10th)
2015 – 1st on Sept. 7 (started 5th; lead 2 laps)
2014 – 1st on Sept. 1 (started 3rd; lead 21 laps)
2013 – 1st on Sept. 2 (started on the pole; lead 25 laps)
2012 – 4th on Aug. 29 (started 5th)
2008 – 15th on Sept. 1 (started 17th)
2007 – 6th on Aug. 27 (started 18th)
2005 – 9th on Aug. 26; 1st on Aug. 27
2004 – 4th on Aug. 27; 3rd on Aug. 28
2003 – 23rd on Aug. 22 (started 8th); 10th on Aug. 23 (started 22nd)
2002 – 12th on Aug. 16 (started 20th); 23rd on Aug. 17 (started 10th)
2001 – 5th on Aug. 17 (started 12th); 2nd on Aug. 18 (started 6th; lead 35 laps)
2000 – 4th on Aug. 19; 8th on Aug. 20
1999 – 10th on Aug. 20; 10th on Aug. 21
1998 – 13th om Aug. 21; 8th on Aug. 22
1997 – 9th on Aug. 22; 6th on Aug. 23

Mike Spieker