FARGO, N.D. (May 19, 2022) – Donny Schatz raced to a podium finish Tuesday night at New Jersey’s Bridgeport Motorsports Park with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The third-place run in the feature capped off a strong night for the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 team that saw them time in second quick and win both their heat and the dash.
“It’s progress,” said Schatz on the front straightaway after the race. “It feels good to start up (front) and race up (front). This Carquest team did a great job and gave me a good car. With a couple more laps there, we maybe could have gotten by the 57 (of Kyle Larson) and gotten second, but the race was over at that point and it was a good night overall.”
The third-place run at Bridgeport comes off a pair of solid outings for Schatz which included a fourth-place run from the eighth starting position at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday and a charge from 21st to 13th at the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway last Wednesday.
Schatz now sits in a tie with Spencer Bayston for sixth in the standings, only 126 markers out of the lead.
The series heads to Ohio this weekend with dates at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway.
If there is any track at which Schatz could return to victory lane, Attica could very well be it. Over the last four starts, Schatz has three podium finishes including a win in 2018. The only race he didn’t score a podium during that stretch came last year when he went from 22nd to fourth to earn the night’s KSE Hard Charger award.
Schatz has four career wins at Attica and an average finish of 3.2 over his last nine starts at the speedway.
Schatz and the entire Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team would like to thank all of their great partners for their continued support!
2022 World of Outlaws Results:
Top Fives: 6
Top Tens: 13
Previous Results at Attica Raceway Park:
2021 – 4th on July 13 (started 22nd); 2nd on May 21 (started 7th)
2020 – 2nd on July 14 (started 2nd)
2018 – 1st on July 10 (started 4th ; led 19/40 laps)
2017 – 7th on July 11 (started 16th)
2016 – 1st on July 12 (started 15th; led 14 laps)
2015 – 6th on May 29
2014 – 5th on May 30 (started 23rd)
2011 – 1st on May 20 (started 3rd; led 39 laps)
2009 – 22nd on May 29 (started on pole; led 21 laps)
2008 – 1st on May 30 (started 3rd; led 30 laps)
2007 – 3rd on April 20 (started 8th)
2005 – 8th on July 13
Previous Results at Sharon Speedway:
2021 – 11th on May 22 (started 19th)
2007 – 5th on June 1 (started 13th)
2006 – 20th on May 20
2005 – 17th on June 3
2004 – 8th on June 5 (started 7th); 2nd on July 28
2003 – 8th on July 30 (started 12th)
2002 – 5th on May 31 (started 14th); 11th on July 31 (started 13th)