Donny Schatz, Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Opens Outlaws California Swing
INDIANAPOLIS (March 9, 2016) – If there is one stop on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series 11-event tour through California that epitomizes West Coast Sprint car racing, it’s the first one. This weekend’s doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare begins the Outlaws’ annual spring tour of the Golden State that traditionally tests a driver and team’s arsenal as they navigate the small California bullrings where contact and big cushions are the norm.
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and his No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J team return to action Friday in Tulare hoping to have success similar to what they enjoyed last spring. Their exceptional 2015 run through California launched their championship campaign with four wins in 11 races, but it wasn’t without its share of drama.Read more: Schatz and Team Prepare for California Swing
Vegas Victory Highlights Outlaw Weekend for Schatz
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz added his second World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series A-Feature triumph of the season during a three-race weekend that included a pair of races at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the series’ inaugural race at Arizona Speedway just outside of Phoenix.
Schatz raced the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J to victory in Friday night’s 30-lap FVP Outlaw Showdown to close the two-night program in Las Vegas and increase his win total to 206 for his career. The triumph was sandwiched by a run from 13th to seventh Thursday in Las Vegas and his charge from seventh to fourth Sunday in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Arizona Speedway.Read more: Vegas Victory Highlights Outlaw Weekend for Schatz
Sides Seeking First World of Outlaws Victory in Las Vegas This Weekend
Inside Line Promotions - BAYTOWN, Texas (March 2, 2016) - Jason Sides is looking forward to his next challenge.
Sides returns to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas this Thursday and Friday with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He has earned a top-10 finish at the half-mile oval in each of the past seven seasons and a top five in all but one of those years.
In fact, Sides has captured three runner-up finishes and seven top fives in the 11 World of Outlaws races at the track since 2009.
"We've been really good in the past and close to winning," he said. "I'd be happy with a pair of top threes to get some momentum going into California."Read more: Sides Seeking First World of Outlaws Victory in Las Vegas This Weekend
Donny Schatz, Seven-Time Outlaws’ Champion, Looks To Continue Vegas Success
INDIANAPOLIS (March 2, 2016) -Donny Schatz is no stranger to rolling up big numbers. And there is no better place to have a big number come up than Las Vegas. The pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing's (TSR) No 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J is the all-time winningest driver at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, site of the the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaw Showdown Thursday and Friday.
Through the first 19 years of his career with the Outlaws, Schatz has found a way to stand out when the lights are the brightest and the stakes are the highest. Success in Las Vegas has been the rule rather than the exception for the seven-time and reigning WoO champion, who will be chasing his 82 nd victory since the start of the 2013 season Thursday night. He has eight career wins at The Dirt Track and is the only driver to compete in all 51 WoO races - 33 A-Features and 18 preliminary programs - since the series made its debut at the Las Vegas track in November 1996.
Schatz Scores a Pair of Top-Fives in Texas
TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Climb to Fourth in World of Outlaw Standings
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz brought home a pair of top-five finishes during World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series action last weekend in Texas. Schatz raced the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J from 13th to fifth Friday in the Outlaws' debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and challenged for the victory Saturday at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
"We didn't end up with the results we were hoping for, but we're making progress," Schatz said. "You just have to make the most of every night. Going out early to qualify Friday probably wasn't the best, but having a middle-of-the-pack number Saturday worked out OK with the circumstances we faced in Baytown. The Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J was good Saturday in the feature. I kept working the middle of the track and got pretty close to Daryn for the lead, but he did a good job and got the victory. I'm proud of my guys for continuing to work hard. We are five races into the season and I'm excited about getting back to the track on Thursday and continuing our progression."
Tony Stewart Racing Driver Chasing Texas Two-Step; Reigning Champion Leads Outlaws in Lone Star State Doubleheader
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2016) – Following an eventual first weekend of the 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series campaign, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) are poised to return to action this weekend with a doubleheader in Texas.
Schatz, who for the third consecutive season triumphed in the second WoO A-Feature of 2016, will lead the way behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J as the Outlaws’ make their debut Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas before returning to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas for the first time since 2011.Read more: Donny Schatz Races Into Texas
Schatz Triumphs in Outlaws’ Opening Weekend
TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Posts Solid Results in DIRTcar Nationals
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz opened his 20th season with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series last weekend at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, with a pair of scintillating performances and a top-10 finish in the final three nights of the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals.
Schatz wheeled the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J from 17th to second in the first 15 laps of Friday's 30-lap A-Feature and battled side-by-side with leader Daryn Pittman before losing an engine on lap 22. The following night, Schatz raced past Brad Sweet on lap 21 and drove away to score his first WoO triumph of 2016 and 205th of his career. In Sunday's finale, Schatz was chasing the overall DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator trophy but came up short after racing from 12th to eighth on an extremely fast racing surface.
Sides Extends Top-10 Streak at DIRTcar Nationals to 10 Straight Seasons
Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2016) - Jason Sides continued his top-10 streak at Volusia Speedway Park last weekend during the 45 th annual DIRTcar Nationals.
Sides scored a sixth-place result on Friday during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season opener, which gives him at least one top 10 every year at the fast track since 2007.
"I just wish we could have had a couple more," he said. "I really wanted to get a couple of top fives."
The week-long event began last Wednesday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Sides qualified fourth quickest overall and he then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to earn a spot in the dash. Unfortunately, mechanical problems derailed the remainder of the night.Read more: Sides Extends Top-10 Streak at DCN
Sides Returns to the Road as 2016 Season Begins This Week in Florida
Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2016) - It's back to the gypsy life for Jason Sides as his 2016 season in the United States gets underway this week.
Sides, who is fresh off his trip to compete for several weeks in Australia, will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Wednesday through Sunday.
"When everything is new it looks good and shiny and you just want to race," he said. "It will be fun to see how it all works out, especially with the new tires."
This week will be the first chance for Sides to test out the new tire rule featuring an 18-inch right rear as well as the change to the wicker bill on the top wing.Read more: Sides Returns to the Road as 2016 Season Begins This Week in Florida
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