Schatz Passes Hodnett in Final Corner to Win at Williams Grove
Defending champion starts 12th, charges to fourth victory of the season
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – May 17, 2013 – Donny Schatz caught and passed Greg Hodnett in the final corner on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to win his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event of the season in thrilling fashion.
Schatz, who started 12th, picked off series points leader Daryn Pittman and two of Pennsylvania’s fiercest competitors, Fred Rahmer and Hodnett, over the final three laps to win at the historic central Pennsylvania venue for the 17th time in his career.
The lead was never safe in the 25-lap feature event. Paul McMahan started on the pole and led the first 10 laps before Hodnett worked his way to the front to complete Lap 11 just as caution came out. Hodnett tried to pull away on the restart but McMahan, Rahmer and Pittman stayed in close pursuit. It looked as if the vaunted PA Posse with Hodnett and Rahmer was going to deal the Outlaws their second consecutive defeat in as many nights before Schatz ran them both down on the last lap, surprising Rahmer by going to the outside in turns 1 and 2, then setting up Hodnett in turn 3, passing under him in turn 4 and charging down the long front stretch to absolutely stun the huge crowd.Full Story...
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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Lincoln, Williams Grove, Orange County and New Egypt
It’s Outlaws vs. PA Posse for the first time this season
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – May 14, 2013 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series opens up a full week of racing in the Northeast with the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday night at 3/8th-mile Lincoln Speedway to take on the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse. The battle with the Posse shifts to Williams Grove Speedway for a full night of racing on Friday, then for the Morgan Cup on Saturday.
On Sunday the Outlaws invade Middletown, N.Y., to race the historic 5/8-mile Orange County Fair Speedway, then Tuesday the series rolls into the “D” shaped half-mile of New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic.Full Story...