From 10th, Schatz Charges to Score Win at Lakeside Speedway
Schatz became the first driver to win back-to-back races without participating in the Dash
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - July 1, 2015 - If Donny Schatz has a point to prove, it is that it does not matter where he starts, he will always be a threat to win. He certainly did that Wednesday night at the O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway where, after charging forward from 10th, the six-time and reigning series champion battled past Joey Saldana in the closing laps of the feature to score his 18th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
It was Schatz's first ever win at Lakeside.
"We've never actually run very good here," Schatz said. "This Bad Boy Buggies race team just worked hard on it trying to figure out what we do at all these places where we haven't been good. We've had a real balanced race car everywhere we've been. Hats off to them."
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At A Glance: Outlaws Celebrate the 4th of July with Boot Hill Showdown
The series also returns to Lakeside Speedway to makeup a previously rain-postponed O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside
CONCORD, N.C. - June 30, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads to Dodge City, Kansas for the 4th of July weekend as the series takes on Dodge City Raceway Park and the annual Boot Hill Showdown on July 3 and 4.
The track, which has played host to the Outlaws since 2004, has seen 10 different winners. Joey Saldana has the most wins at Dodge City with five total trips to victory lane.
In recent years though, Daryn Pittman has been the driver to beat. Last year, he beat Paul McMahan and Kerry Madsen to take the win on night one, and topped Madsen and David Gravel to make it an even sweep on night two. In total, Pittman has four wins at the 3/8 mile track.