Date: Friday, June 3rd
Event: 1st Leg of the Northern Tour
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (4th)
2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 3180 points [148 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 6, 2022) – Recording his 26th top-five finish in 28 Series starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and nearby Fargo native, Donny Schatz, made his return to home dirt extra special on Friday night, June 3, ultimately cashing in for a podium finish and his 16th top-ten result of the season.
Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, finished third in his podium appearance, battling as high as second during one point of the contest. Defending World of Outlaws champion, Brad Sweet, would eventually slip by Schatz for second, all doing their best to master a juiced up River Cities.
Schatz and TSR were scheduled to make two starts with the Greatest Show On Dirt this weekend, but Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the Sunday night party at Huset’s Speedway forcing a postponement until Wednesday, June 22; the $100,000-to-win Huset’s Speedway High Bank Nationals will launch the following evening, Thursday, June 23.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been on two wheels that many times in my life,” Schatz joked on the unique characteristics of the track. “There’s no denying this place had a lot of character tonight, I think Larry [Hillerud] would’ve been smiling down on that one. That’s the nature of the beast, though, not much surprises me on the road anymore. This team keeps digging and we keep putting the results together. The more we show up on this podium, we’ll eventually get back into victory lane.”
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Dubbed the Brownells Big Guns Bash, the two-day showcase, a perfect preamble for the forthcoming 61st running of the prestigious Knoxville Nationals, will award a pair of $10,000 top prizes. Schatz is certainly no stranger to big money at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, earning ten Knoxville Nationals championships including eight under his tenure with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.
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2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 24
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 7
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 16
Photo Credit: Trent Gower
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