As parents of Donny, Danny and Diane Schatz have been involved with Donny’s racing career from day one. They put Donny on the road in 1997 to chase the WoO Rookie of the Year and have supported his racing career during the past two decades.
Danny, who passed away in 2022 after a long, courageous battle with cancer, was a former sprint car competitor and used his experience to assemble the winning combination of people and equipment that helped Donny win back-to-back WoO titles. He is a pilot with several years of airtime and spends a lot of time in the air getting to the races.
Diane spearheads the development and constant enhancement of the merchandising and sponsor-oriented marketing programs for Donny and you can find her at most races in the Schatz Merchandise trailer. She loves spending time with fans and in some cases you’ll see her with her granddaughters (Laela, Amelia, Bergan) or some day soon grandson’s (Oliver and Gray) having a blast.
Danny and Diane operate full service truckstops in Fargo and Minot, ND, and both are avid race fans that attend most events every season. E-mail Diane at email@example.com
Deanne Schatz, has been a part of Donny Schatz Motorsports since the beginning. Always been a huge fan of her brother, there has always been something that she has done to contribute to the team! Her and Diane are busy all year long coming up with new apparel designs and new ideas for the upcoming race year. Deanne is a graduate from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She is employed by her family at the Petro in Fargo and heads up the Human Resource Department. Deanne enjoys all the aspects of racing, from the intensity of a great race to the social events that come along during the season.
She is also the proud mother of four children (Amelia, Laela, Bergan and Gray). E-mail Deanne at firstname.lastname@example.org