Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team concluded a busy week of World of Outlaws (WoO) action with a victory in Sunday's night race at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. The win was his ninth WoO triumph of the ...
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team concluded a busy week of World of Outlaws (WoO) action with a victory in Sunday's night race at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. The win was his ninth WoO triumph of the season.
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim finished 10th in Saturday night's WoO program at Charter Raceway Park in Beaver Dam, Wis.
Schatz continues to lead the WoO Sprint Series season championship standings while Kinser's holds down the ninth position in the standings.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams return to action on Wednesday night with the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park, in Lima, Ohio. This weekend kicks off Sprint car racing's "Month of Money" with the 26th annual Kings Royal at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"It seems like we had a little bit of everything happen this week. When you race three nights in a five-day stretch, you're going to deal with a lot of different things. Honestly, we were in position to win all three races and only ended up getting one, but we got the last one of the week.
"The Armor All guys (Rick Warner, Shane Bowers and Eric Prutzman) built a new car last week and we brought it out at Burlington and it really performs. The first two races (Burlington and Beaver Dam), we raced from way back and into the lead, so that's really promising. We don't want to find ourselves starting in seventh or 12th too often, but knowing we can get to the front from there if we have to is a real confidence-builder for us. The good news is that, if we start on the pole, we know we can win them from there, which we did on Sunday night.
"The big races are now upon us and this is our time to shine. We've worked all season to put ourselves in a position to be running well when it matters most. It starts with the Brad Doty race on Wednesday and then we'll be at the boss's track (Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway) this weekend for the Kings Royal. I've never won the Doty race and only won the Kings Royal once, so we're all really geared up for a great week of racing."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"The schedule picked up this week, which we were looking forward to, but we didn't make the progress we wanted to. It's still about putting a complete night together. In two of the three nights, we qualified inside the top-10 and took advantage of it by winning our heats. The big hurdle has been drawing a starting spot. It's been a while since we've had one of those top-four numbers and that's hurt us, it seems.
"The Bass Pro Shops guys (Mike Cool, Steve Swenson and Bob Curtis) have been doing a good job and we're still fast, but not quite as fast as we want to be. We're all shooting for that night where we can qualify well, advance through our heat, draw a good spot for the dash and be in contention during the feature.
"We're in full-speed-ahead mode, now, as far as racing more frequently. And we've got some great chances ahead of us. We're looking forward to Limaland (Motorsports Park) and the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora (Speedway). Three good runs this week could go a long way for us."