Donny Schatz, Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Headed to the High Banks in Oklahoma, Missouri
INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2016) - Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing's (TSR) Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance team take on a pair of high-banked, dirt ovals this weekend as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes its way into the Midwest for the first time in 2016. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion continues his 20th season of competing with the Outlaws Friday night at the Salina (Okla.) Highbanks and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri.
Schatz and his TSR team are in the midst of a five-race run through Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri and the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J is looking to become the first driver in 2016 to win six A-Features. Beginning with his most recent win April 2, when he charged from 14th to victory in the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, Schatz has finished inside the top-five in six of seven races and has been the KSE Hard Charger in three of those main events.
If he can find his way to victory lane Friday night, Salina Highbanks will become the 76th different track where Schatz has scored an A-Feature triumph. The Fargo, North Dakota racer has earned 209 career WoO A-Feature wins and is hoping No. 210 comes in his fifth-ever visit to the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in northeast Oklahoma. His best result at the facility came in his debut back in April 2011. Schatz started 18th and charged his way to second in the 30-lap A-Feature. He earned the pole in 2014 but had a flat right-rear tire early in the race before charging back to finish ninth. He finished 10th last April.
Schatz Keeps Charging in Texas
Dates: Friday-Saturday, April 22-23, 2016
Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Location: Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas
Winners: Friday – Joey Saldana of Roth Motorsports
Saturday –Shane Stewart of Larson/Marks Racing
TSR Results: Friday - Started 19th, Finished 8th/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps
Saturday – Started 13th, Finished 5th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps
TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (3rd with 2,570 points, 107 behind leader Brad Sweet)
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz charged forward in both World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Texas Outlaw Nationals events this past weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Schatz raced the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J from 19th to eighth Friday and 13th to fifth in Saturday’s Ted Johnson Memorial main event.
Stewart Scores Emotional Second Win of the Season
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 25, 2016) - An emotional Shane Stewart captured the teams second win of the season Saturday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The half-mile oval is somewhat of a home track for Stewart who grew up in nearby Bixby, Okla.
The Larson Marks Racing team qualified eighth on Friday night and finished third in the second heat race. After starting eighth in the feature event, Stewart was able to climb two positions to earn a sixth-place finish.
During the finale on Saturday night, Stewart qualified ninth quickest and lined up to start third in the final heat race. In the eight-lap race, he was able to make an early pass for second and then completed a slide job for the lead to win and transfer to the all-important dash. After the redraw for the dash, Stewart took the green from the fourth position and was able to earn the third starting spot for the main event.
Sides Closes Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway with Top-10 Finish
Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 25, 2016) - Jason Sides capped the Texas Outlaw Nationals with a top-10 result on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
It was a great end to a solid doubleheader for Sides, who has four top-10 finishes in his last six World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.
"It wasn't too bad of a weekend," he said. "For all the rain they had the race track was in pretty good shape."
The event began on Friday with Sides qualifying seventh quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the dash.Read more: Sides Closes Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway with Top-10 Finish
Sides Produces Two Top 10s as World of Outlaws Swing in California Closes
Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (April 21, 2016) - Jason Sides closed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series spring swing through California with a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend.
The action began on Friday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield for the Budweiser Bash with Sides qualifying 19th quickest before advancing from seventh to sixth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.Read more: Sides Produces Two Top 10s as World of Outlaws Swing in California Closes
Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Chasing Texas Outlaw Nationals Double
INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) - One of the most important lessons Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing's (TSR) Donny Schatz learned during his rookie season with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 1997 was respecting the opportunity to race in a series founded by the ultimate Sprint car fan, the late Ted Johnson. In this, his 20th season of competing with "The Greatest Show on Dirt," Schatz continues to appreciate his opportunity to compete as an Outlaw at dirt tracks all across the country and have the chance to build his legacy in the sport.
Schatz, the seven-time and reigning WoO champion, leads the Outlaws to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, the site of their inaugural race back in March 1978, as the defending champion of the Ted Johnson Memorial. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J enters the two-night Texas Outlaw Nationals tied for the lead in WoO A-Feature victories this season with five and is looking to make it three consecutive seasons with wins at Devil's Bowl.
Schatz Closes Outlaws’ California Swing with a Pair of Top-Fives
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz closed out the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series annual 11-race spring California swing with fifth-place finishes Friday at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, California.
With three victories in the first six races of the California swing behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J, Schatz was looking to equal his win total of four during the 2015 early season run through the Golden State. Mother Nature washed out three races, including last weekend's doubleheader at Calistoga Speedway, and the Outlaws returned to Bakersfield Friday for the first time since 2005.
Larson Marks Racing Looks to wrap up West Coast swing with wins
WEST COAST RUN: Larson Marks Racing will conclude its seven-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway Saturday and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday. The team is ready to get back on the racing surface after last weekend's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway was cancelled following significant rainfall on Saturday.
BAKERSFIELD RETURN: Although Larson Marks Racing has never raced at Bakersfield Speedway, driver Shane Stewart has competed there with both the National Sprint Tour and the World of Outlaws. Stewarts last visit to Bakersfield Speedway was in 2006 when he earned a top five finish.
Donny Schatz Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Seeking Strong California Finish
INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2016) - The nomadic nine-month journey to claim a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship is filled with a number of challenging chapters. For the 20th season, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing's (TSR) Donny Schatz is embarking on the quest of crisscrossing the United States, and the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J is looking to close one of the more challenging parts of the early season on a high note.
Schatz's next-to-last stop during the Outlaws' annual spring tour of California takes him to Bakersfield Speedway Friday for the first time since 2005, and the 11-race Golden State tour concludes with the series' annual stop in Southern California at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night. The Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance team made up of Schatz and crewmen Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti knows that making its way through the dirt track battles on dirt ovals ranging in size from quarter-miles to 3/8-miles to half-miles, where oftentimes the surfaces get faster as the night goes on, test even the strongest of teams. With only two races remaining, the team has already matched its win total of four during last year's early California tour that ultimately led to a career-best 31 WoO A-Feature wins for Schatz and a seventh WoO title by season's end.