Las Vegas - Donny Schatz spotlight

Schatz to celebrate Outlaws title in Las Vegas this weekend LAS VEGAS -- Most people come to Las Vegas hoping to leave a winner. Donny Schatz has no such concerns this weekend. Schatz has already secured the 2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Car ...

Schatz to celebrate Outlaws title in Las Vegas this weekend

LAS VEGAS -- Most people come to Las Vegas hoping to leave a winner. Donny Schatz has no such concerns this weekend. Schatz has already secured the 2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title and will be looking to become the first driver to post five World of Outlaws A-Feature wins at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when the series finale takes place Friday and Saturday.

Schatz heads into the finale with 16 A-Feature wins this season, including a win in March at LVMS. Schatz clinched the championship Saturday night with a win at USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz.

"When you race in Las Vegas in the spring, you are always hoping that you can put yourself in a good position when you come back in the fall and be able to race for victories and not worry about points," Schatz said. "That's one thing that has been fun about this year. Everything has been about victories. It's not about trying to finish seventh or eighth when you have a bad night. It's about winning. It's made it really exciting to know that you can go out and win regularly. Obviously there are some nights you're not going to, but the big picture is the wins. The guy with the most wins is the one that usually takes the championship."

Schatz is no stranger to victory lane at LVMS' dirt track. Schatz has won a record four times in Las Vegas. Steve Kinser, Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski have each posted three A-Feature wins at LVMS.

"It's one of those places we've been going to for a long time and it suits our program really well," Schatz said. "We've always liked fast race tracks and Las Vegas is certainly a fast place. The conditions we've had there have been really good and it's just one of those places you get to really like racing at. I can't say its one thing more than any other. We always race there at the beginning and end of the year and seem to have fun. We've had a luck there too maybe that's because it's quite a ways from the gambling tables."

Tickets for the 2006 World of Outlaws season finale at The Dirt Track at LVMS may be purchased by calling (702) 644-4444 or online at www.LVMS.com.

-credit: lvms

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser