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.

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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.

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Dave Blaney Makes Debut with Motter Motorsports at Volusia Speedway Park 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2016) -- National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Blaney will make his debut as pilot of the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car Wednesday, February 10 at Volusia Speedway Park in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event . This will be the first of five consecutive days of racing for the team: two days of All Star racing followed by the three day kick off of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series.
 
Blaney, who has had a storied career on dirt tracks from 1983 to 1997, moved to NASCAR, competing in Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) and Busch Series (most recently Nationwide Series) racing from 1998-2014.
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Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team were seeking a third consecutive World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series victory Friday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway in southeast Indiana. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J had won the previous two WoO races at the high-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval and, after starting 12th, he worked his way into contention before finishing third.

“Tonight was just another example of the phenomenal job this Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance race team does adjusting to the track conditions,” said Schatz, who has clinched the 2015 WoO championship with four nights of racing remaining. “We weren’t as good as we need to be early in the night and Rick (Warner), Steve (Swenson) and Eric (Prutzman) just kept working. The track taking rubber like it did threw us for a little curve — we didn’t expect that to happen. It was a little sketchy there early but we found some places to get up through there. I felt like I was closing in on the leaders but just couldn’t do anything with them once the rubber really locked down. I tried everything I could. Some nights you’re just going to have that so we’ll leave here happy. I can’t thank Tony Stewart and all our partners enough. They give us the opportunity to be out here doing what we love to do. We’ve have had an incredible season and still have some races to win, starting with Port Royal next weekend.”

Read more: Schatz Charges to Another Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions - LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Oct. 19, 2015) - Jason Sides got off to a rough start last Friday at Lawrenceburg Speedway during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

"Two years in a row we've had brake issues there," he said. "Last year we were qualifying and the left front brake fell off. This year right as I pushed off (for hot laps) I heard metal hitting metal. I thought a shock broke or was accidentally left loose. I made a lap and a half and had no brakes. It broke the mounts off the rear end housing. We barely got the rear end changed for qualifying."

Read more: Sides Slowed by Early Brake Problem at Lawrenceburg for Second Straight Year

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made a single stop this week at Lawrenceburg Speedway, one of the great bullrings that dates back to the 1960s when A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford entertained the fans driving midgets.

In preliminary action tonight, Joey Saldana qualified 11th with a 12.318-second lap. This translated to a starting position for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M on the outside of the front row in the third heat.

Read more: Saldana Eighth at Lawrenceburg

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 15, 2015) – When a driver looks up and sees the flagman waving an open hand, he knows there’s still time in the race, but if there is a move to make, it’s now or never. The competitors in the grueling, coast-to-coast, bullring-to-big half-mile dirt oval, February-to-November World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series marathon are getting the “five-to-go” signal this week as they make their final Midwest stop of 2015.

The first driver seeing the signal is Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz, and he’s been leading the way for most of the season. The 38-year-old North Dakota driver and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team are in the midst of the best single-season performance in more than 20 seasons. The team has already clinched the season points championship and looks to continue its storybook season Friday at Lawrenceburg (Indiana) Speedway, where they’ve won the 35-lap A-Feature at the 3/8-mile high-banked, dirt oval each of the previous two seasons.

Read more: Donny Schatz Finishing the Mission

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2015) --With the final weeks of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car season winding down there is one event on the calendar this week at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Friday, Oct. 16. Originally scheduled for May 25, rain forced postponement of the event to this Friday.

The ‘burg is pure Americana, pure bullring steeped in history. Back in the 1960s when USAC midgets raced at Lawrenceburg, legendary drivers like A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford were standing on the gas and pitching them sideways.

Read more: World of Outlaws Point Battle Heats Up

The Donny Schatz Express continued Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York as the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver won his third consecutive World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series A-Feature at the 5/8-mile dirt oval and his 31st victory of the 2015 season.

Schatz and TSR’s Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team are in the midst of an incredible season and Saturday night’s triumph tied the team with Steve Kinser’s 1992 campaign for third-most single-season wins in series history. The victory also continued his mastery of the state of New York this season. Schatz has been victorious in each of the Outlaws’ three stops in New York this season – Weedsport Speedway in May, Lebanon Valley Raceway in July and Saturday’s annual stop at Rolling Wheels.

“We’ve had a great season and I’m really proud to be part of such an incredible team,” said Schatz, who clinched his seventh WoO championship last week. “Tony Stewart, Bad Boy Buggies, Chevrolet Performance – they are the ones who make it possible for us to come out here and race. I’m surrounded by great people – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Eric Prutzman – doing an awesome job with the car. They make the decisions. They’re learning things right now and that’s really encouraging for the guy driving it, that’s for sure.”

Read more: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Race Report



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