Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim finished third in Saturday night's World of Outlaws (WoO) feature event at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. The result was the team's third consecutive top-10 finish. Donny Schatz...
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim finished third in Saturday night's World of Outlaws (WoO) feature event at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. The result was the team's third consecutive top-10 finish.
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team finished eighth on Saturday night at I-96 Speedway.
Schatz maintained his lead in the WoO Sprint Series standings, while Kinser remains in ninth place.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams will return to action this weekend with a two-night program on Friday and Saturday at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"The best thing I can say is that we finished on Saturday night and were able to get back to eighth place. With the way everything else went, I guess it's like they say, 'We can't wait to get back to the track.' We had one of those weekends that started out really well but didn't end that way.
"On Friday, the Armor All car was really good and we were in control of the feature race. I was working traffic really well and, with about 10 laps to go, I passed a lapped car in turn four. In the next corner, the same car made contact with me and, the next thing I know, I'm spun around facing the wrong direction and get hit by another car. That's the part that's frustrating. You can't control everything in these situations. I feel like it was another win we let get away, so we'll have to make up for this somewhere down the road.
"At I-96 Speedway, we were decent again for most of the night and contending for the lead during the first half of the feature race. We had a brake problem about halfway through the race and it cost me. We were able to scramble back up to eighth, but this race team isn't about having DNF's and eighth-place finishes.
"The good news is that we'll come back at it next week with a new opportunity to start a new streak of success. Last year in June, we really turned the corner and hopefully we can do that again this year."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"It's a good feeling, fighting for wins. I know everyone likes seeing those wins come your way and I feel like we're getting closer. To win races, you have to put yourself in the right position. The Bass Pro Shops crew (Mike Cool, Steve Swenson and Bob Curtis) did a great job this weekend and I just tried to do the best I could.
"On Friday night, we were able to win our heat and be a top-10 car all night long. Even though we weren't able to crack the top-five, we were able to score a second straight top-10. Right now, consistency is important and maybe that helped us on Saturday.
"Finally, on Saturday, we were able to pull a good number for the dash (four). The car was really fast and we just tried everything we could to get the lead from Jason (Meyers). Late in the race, I was trying to win the race and it ended up costing us a spot. We're okay with that because we had to try something to win the race.
"We'll try to keep it going this week when we race at Lawrenceburg. I've won an Outlaw feature there before, so maybe we can do it again and keep gaining on things."