Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / TONY STEWART RACING – BROWNSBURG, IN – A weekend filled with conflicts with Mother Nature, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz made the best of his visit to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway and secured his fifth World of Outlaws top-ten finish in as many starts.
After losing Friday night’s date due to Mother Nature, Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, returned to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, March 9, for the first and only Outlaws appearance of 2019.
Although he missed the evening’s dash after finishing third during heat race competition, Schatz made the most of his ninth place starting position and crossed under the final checkers tenth in the running order, surviving what was a weather-induced fast and choppy surface.
“We’ll take these results and move forward,” Donny Schatz explained. “Hats off to Thunderbowl Raceway for getting it in. We are already looking ahead to next weekend.”
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws championship on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, with visits to Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track, respectively. The ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion will enter the weekend second in the current Series standings, a mere-20 points behind Roth Motorsports’ Daryn Pittman.
Schatz is a former winner at Silver Dollar Speedway, most recently earning the Mini Gold Cup title in 2016.