Kerry Madsen second for TSR in Knoxville visit on June 5
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Event: World of Outlaws visit Minnesota
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Granite City Speedway (Sauk Rapids, Minnesota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Event: Knoxville Weekly 410 Sprint Cars
Series: Knoxville Championship Cup
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Kerry Madsen A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)
2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 3786 points [146 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 7, 2021) – Just one spot shy of the top of the podium, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, capped his weekend in the upper-Midwest with another sound performance with the Greatest Show On Dirt, this time finishing second at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 5.
A product of the front row, Schatz faded to fourth initially before working his way back to a podium spot, eventually utilizing a last lap pass to get by Sheldon Haudenschild for second; the gap between Haudenschild and Schatz was .094 seconds.
Schatz opened his evening at Granite City with the fifth-fastest time during qualifying trials. The Fargo, North Dakota-native went on to finish second during heat race competition, then capped preliminary action by winning the evening’s dash.
“We just couldn’t get to the right place at the right time,” Schatz noted on their A-Main run. “Trying to get those spots back was tough. We salvaged a decent finish, though. We’re in the hunt and we’re getting closer. That makes me feel a lot better.”
Ruined by Mother Nature, action set for Friday, June 4, at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was ultimately canceled.
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 team will continue their World of Outlaws championship quest with the Brownells Big Guns Bash doubleheader at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 11-12. Certainly familiar with the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Schatz is a ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion, most recently scoring the world’s most prestigious sprint car prize in 2017.
With the Brownells Big Guns Bash in mind, Kerry Madsen, continuing his substitution for Tony Stewart aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 14 sprint car, visited Knoxville Raceway during the recent weekend and nailed down some valuable lap time. The random outing proved successful for the “Madman,” finishing second during main event competition after opening the program with the fastest time during qualifying time trials and a heat race win.
Tentatively, Madsen is scheduled to join Schatz for the Big Guns Bash this Friday and Saturday.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.
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Tony Stewart Racing:
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
**Numbers reflect overall statistics
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 28
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 16
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 20
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
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