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Schatz Wins Second Consecutive Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Donny Schatz treats every race the same way, whether it pays $30 or $30,000-to win. His main objective each and every night is to add another trophy to his collection which continues...

Schatz Wins Second Consecutive Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Donny Schatz treats every race the same way, whether it pays $30 or $30,000-to win. His main objective each and every night is to add another trophy to his collection which continues to grow at a rapid pace as the season carries on.

After having a couple of days to celebrate his first career Kings Royal triumph that occurred last Saturday, Schatz was back in action at Lernerville Speedway in the Cleveland Brothers Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. After the event was postponed by rain on Tuesday night, Schatz picked up right where he left off in the Kings Royal, as he picked up his 11th A-Feature win of the season on Wednesday night and second consecutive victory in the Silver Cup, which was worth $30,000.

For the reigning World of Outlaws champion, it was his second straight "SuperClean Summer of Money" win. In addition to leading the overall World of Outlaws championship standings, he also took the lead in the "SuperClean Summer of Money" standings, with six of the eight races that make up the mini-series now completed.

"It was a great race," said Schatz, driver of the ParkerStore J&J. "We had a great night. We went start to finish and you can't ask for anything more than that as a driver. We're glad to get another Silver Cup."

The race began with pole sitter Craig Dollansky taking the opening lead with Schatz looking low in the first turn. Dollansky ran the high side of the track for the first few laps and held about a fourth car length advantage with Schatz running the low side.

As the pair was just about to enter lapped traffic, Schatz dove low off the fourth turn on the eighth lap to take the lead from Dollansky, who fought back on the high side of the track in turns one and two.

From here Schatz began to pull away and encountered plenty of lapped traffic in the 40-lap event that went green-to-checkers in just under 10 ½ minutes.

"It was a little surprising to go non-stop, but this is a good group of cars," said the winner. "The race track was really good. It got a little slick and slowed down a couple of seconds. That's what you really need to have a good race. When you get to race lapped traffic like that is when it's most fun for a driver, especially when you are leading."

Dollansky made a late charge to regain the second spot, after falling to third on the 12th lap. He patiently shadowed Daryn Pittman and on the 32nd lap took the spot. The native of Elk River, Minnesota finished in the second position.

"Second is not what we are looking for, but considering the last few months that we have had at least we are getting in the game right now and working towards winning a race," said Dollansky, driver of the Karavan Trailers Maxim. "It's been a difficult couple of months for us, but we are definitely making some progress."

Pittman closed on Dollansky early in the race and looked to the high side of the track on a couple of occasions for the lead, but could not quite make the pass. He later passed Dollansky for the second spot After Schatz took the lead, Pittman continued to run second and in traffic closed a few times on the leader. At the finish line, he edged Steve Kinser by 0.032 seconds to finish third.

"We needed a Top-Five because we have been struggling," said Pittman, driver of the Titan Garages Maxim. "It's frustrating because I felt like this was the best we have been in a long time. It was a good run for us and it will give us some momentum going into Williams Grove."

Schatz lapped up to the 15th-place car as he set a blistering pace. Late in the race he had to deal with very heavy lapped traffic and tried a number of different lines to clear the slower machines.

"I don't know if they really ever held me up," said Schatz. "It's my job to go around them and they are only one car wide. When you go 40-laps non-stop it's pretty tough. You focus pretty hard on the first lap and the last lap. The track changed and it probably did not suit our car as good as it should have at the end. It was good enough to be leading that 40th lap and that is all that we want to do."

With two straight wins and 11 on the season, Schatz has plenty of momentum heading into three night of action at Williams Grove Speedway beginning on Thursday. He won both events at the track in May when the series made their first visit of the season to the half-mile.

"We're going to do our best to go in there and win all three nights," he noted. "That's what we are expected to do. It's a tough place and there are a lot of cars there. It's one of my favorite race tracks and I know that we can go in there and win all three nights. We're looking forward to it."

With his runner-up finish, Dollansky now has 29 Top-10 finishes on the year. He tried a couple of different lines throughout the race, especially as he negotiated through heavy lapped traffic.

"It was a surprise that we ran 40 laps non-stop here," admitted Dollansky. "I felt like it was getting better for us in the last 10 laps. I was trying to find a spot on the race track where my car would make the best speed and be happy. I was able to make some ground there."

The native of Elk River, Minnesota began the night by finishing second in the second heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash. He won the dash to earn his fourth pole position of the season in the 40-lap A-Feature.

"We've found some things lately in our motor program that is helping us qualify better," said the former World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion. "We can now focus more on the race car and driving it. We just have to keep working hard."

Pittman tried to track down Schatz a number of times in traffic and lost the second spot to Dollansky in traffic. He pondered what may have been if the caution flag flew, but noted that Schatz was very strong that passing him would have been a tough task.

"I am happy with how my tires look and I didn't have any problems," said Pittman. "I would have liked to have seen a couple yellows just because I think we were a little softer than other people. I was really shocked that we ran 40 green laps, I did not expect that. It shows the quality and caliber of cars that are out here that you can run 40 laps and no one crashes."

Pittman won the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Williams Grove last season. After running strong in May at the track, he is confident he can run at the front of the field as the series makes the overnight trip to the track in Eastern Pennsylvania.

"We were really good there in the spring and this is a good way to go into it," said the reigning champion of the Summer Nationals. "If there is any place I believe we are as good as him (Schatz) it is there. We look to get qualified well and have a good three days."

Steve Kinser lined up sixth in the Q Oil Maxim and finished fourth just inches behind Pittman. He gained a spot on the opening lap, before falling back to his original starting spot on the second go-around. He got around Jason Solwold and then Jason Sides at the halfway point of the race before battling with Dollansky and Pittman late.

Tim Shaffer finished fifth in the Casey's General Store Maxim at his home track. The 1993 Lernerville track champion started sixth and fell back to ninth by the 10th lap of the 40-lap contest. He began his march to the front on the 12th lap and on the 35th circuit he broke into the Top-Five.

Jason Sides was sixth in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim, with Paul McMahan seventh in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle, Lance Dewease was eighth in the Wirtgen Maxim, with Jason Solwold ninth in the City Wide Insulation Maxim and Dale Blaney was 10th in the Hoosier Tires Maxim.

The Cleveland Brothers Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, which is the sixth event of the "SuperClean Summer of Money" for the World of Outlaws on ESPN2, will air on Sunday, July 22 at Noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Thursday, July 19 with the first of three nights of racing in the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals Presented by Advance Auto Parts at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

CLEVELAND BROTHERS DON MARTIN MEMORIAL SILVER CUP NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Paul McMahan paced the 46 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 0.4-mile oval in 12.953 seconds at 125.068 mph. For his qualifying effort, McMahan earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Ed Lynch Jr. (4), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3), Dale Blaney (2) and Joey Saldana (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer, Steve Kinser and Stevie Smith won heat races... Danny Holtgraver won the C-Main... Justin Henderson won the B-Main... Craig Dollansky won the Crane Cams dash.

* UP NEXT: The Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Williams Grove Speedway July 19-21.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; Cleveland Brothers Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup; Sarver, PA; July 18, 2007

Qualifying
1) 20-Paul McMahan 12.953
2) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 13.025
3) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.045
4) 2B-Dale Blaney 13.050
5) 9-Joey Saldana 13.089
6) 6-Tim Shaffer 13.096
7) 11H-Kerry Madsen 13.125
8) 2-Brooke Tatnell 13.132
9) 21-Daryn Pittman 13.161
10) 25-Lance Dewease 13.212
11) 11-Steve Kinser 13.227
12) 87-Alan Krimes 13.228
13) 7S-Jason Sides 13.240
14) 7-Craig Dollansky 13.247
15) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.249
16) 19-Stevie Smith 13.251
17) D1-Justin Henderson 13.264
18) 83-Danny Lasoski 13.268
19) 6F-Bob Felmlee 13.283
20) 36-Jason Martin 13.329
21) 35-Jac Haudenschild 13.333
22) 4-Danny Smith 13.340
23) 15-Donny Schatz 13.349
24) R19-Jason Solwold 13.362
25) 15M-Mike Lutz 13.392
26) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 13.402
27) 20E-Brian Ellenberger 13.409
28) 14-Jason Meyers 13.413
29) 24-Terry McCarl 13.414
30) 1X-Randy Hannagan 13.454
31) 8K-Chad Kemenah 13.470
32) 9S-Kevin Schaeffer 13.477
33) 30C-Michael Carber 13.498
34) 5C-Chad Hillier 13.521
35) 18-Brian Carlson 13.562
36) 3B-Scott Bonnell 13.601
37) 10-Carl Bowser 13.663
38) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 13.671
39) D4-Danny Holtgraver 13.705
40) 4K-Bill Kiley 14.515
41) 16-Gary Rankin 14.556
42) 42G-Charlie Holben 14.608
43) 33-Brent Matus 14.608
44) 6R-Sheila Rankin 15.562
45) 59-Terry Bowser 16.158
46) 3J-Bud Watt 16.754

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 21-Daryn Pittman
2) 7S-Jason Sides
3) 9-Joey Saldana
4) 24-Terry McCarl
5) 20-Paul McMahan
6) 35-Jac Haudenschild
7) D1-Justin Henderson
8) 15M-Mike Lutz
9) 30C-Michael Carber
10) 16-Gary Rankin
11) 59-Terry Bowser
12) 10-Carl Bowser

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 6-Tim Shaffer
2) 7-Craig Dollansky
3) 25-Lance Dewease
4) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.
5) 83-Danny Lasoski
6) 4-Danny Smith
7) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
8) 5C-Chad Hillier
9) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
10) 1X-Randy Hannagan
11) 42G-Charlie Holben
12) 3J-Bud Watt

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
4) 11H-Kerry Madsen
5) 8K-Chad Kemenah
6) 20E-Brian Ellenberger
7) 6F-Bob Felmlee
8) D4-Danny Holtgraver
9) 33-Brent Matus
10) 18-Brian Carlson
11) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 19-Stevie Smith
2) R19-Jason Solwold
3) 2-Brooke Tatnell
4) 2B-Dale Blaney
5) 14-Jason Meyers
6) 87-Alan Krimes
7) 36-Jason Martin
8) 9S-Kevin Schaeffer
9) 4K-Bill Kiley
10) 3B-Scott Bonnell
11) 6R-Sheila Rankin

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 7-Craig Dollansky
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 21-Daryn Pittman
4) R19-Jason Solwold
5) 19-Stevie Smith
6) 11-Steve Kinser
7) 6-Tim Shaffer
8) 7S-Jason Sides
9) 20-Paul McMahan
10) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) D4-Danny Holtgraver
2) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
3) 10-Carl Bowser [$125]
4) 3B-Scott Bonnell [$125]
5) 42G-Charlie Holben [$125]
6) 33-Brent Matus [$100]
7) 59-Terry Bowser [$100]
8) 16-Gary Rankin [$100]
9) 4K-Bill Kiley [$100]
10) 3J-Bud Watt [$100]
11) 6R-Sheila Rankin [$100]
12) 18-Brian Carlson [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) D1-Justin Henderson
2) 35-Jac Haudenschild
3) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
4) 87-Alan Krimes
5) 4- Danny Smith
6) 15M-Mike Lutz [$180]
7) 36-Jason Martin [$175]
8) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$160]
9) 9S-Kevin Schaeffer [$150]
10) 20E-Brian Ellenberger [$150]
11) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. [$150]
12) 5C-Chad Hillier [$150]
13) 10C-Jeremy Campbell [$150]
14) D4-Danny Holtgraver [$150]
15) 30C-Michael Carber [$150]
16) 6F-Bob Felmlee [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 15-Donny Schatz[2] [$30,000]
2) 7-Craig Dollansky[1] [$15,000]
3) 21-Daryn Pittman[3] [$6,500]
4) 11-Steve Kinser[6] [$5,000]
5) 6-Tim Shaffer[7] [$4,500]
6) 7S-Jason Sides[8] [$4,000]
7) 20-Paul McMahan[9] [$3,500]
8) 25-Lance Dewease[15] [$3,000]
9) R19-Jason Solwold[4] [$2,500]
10) 2B-Dale Blaney[11] [$2,250]
11) 9-Joey Saldana[12] [$2,000]
12) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[17] [$1,800]
13) 2-Brooke Tatnell[14] [$1,500]
14) 83-Danny Lasoski[19] [$1,250]
15) 14-Jason Meyers[21] [$1,100]
16) 8K-Chad Kemenah[23] [$1,100]
17) 4-Danny Smith[24] [$1,100]
18) 11H-Kerry Madsen[13] [$1,100]
19) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[10] [$1,100]
20) 35-Jac Haudenschild[20] [$1,100]
21) 19-Stevie Smith[5] [$1,100]
22) 1X-Randy Hannagan[25] [$1,050]
23) D1-Justin Henderson[18] [$1,000]
24) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[27] [$1,000]
25) 87-Alan Krimes[16] [$1,000]
26) 24-Terry McCarl[22] [$1,000]
27) 9S-Kevin Schaeffer[28] [$0]
28) 10-Carl Bowser[26] [$0]
29) 2L Ed Lynch Jr. ($200) (unable to start main event--scored as first non-transfer in the B-main).

Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-40
KSE Hard Charger Award: Lance Dewease

Note: Randy Hannagan and Jeremy Campbell used World of Outlaws provisionals to start the A-Feature. Carl Bowser and Kevin Schaeffer used Lernerville track provisionals to start the A-Feature.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brian Carlson , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Lucas Wolf , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.
Teams Williams