Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team concluded a busy week of World of Outlaws (WoO) action on Sunday night with a fourth place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway in W. Lebanon, N.Y. Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro ...
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team concluded a busy week of World of Outlaws (WoO) action on Sunday night with a fourth place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway in W. Lebanon, N.Y.
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim finished tenth in the Sunday's WoO event.
The TSR teams competed on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night Pennsylvania before Sunday's event.
Schatz continues to lead the WoO Sprint Series season championship standings, while Kinser ranks ninth in the standings.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams return to action on Tuesday night with the first of two consecutive nights of racing at Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway. The teams will return to the United States for a Saturday night event at K-C Raceway in Waverly, Ohio.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"Unfortunately, we didn't have the kind of week we were hoping for coming off the Kings Royal win. Mother Nature made things a little difficult, but the Armor All guys (Rick Warner, Shane Bowers, Eric Prutzman) kept plugging away.
"They had a new format for the Don Martin Memorial and, even though we didn't qualify well, it still gave us a chance. We charged from 20th to 10th in the first feature event, and then started from 10th in the second 30-lap race. They watered the track between races, which changed how we were hoping the track would be, and we couldn't advance to the front.
"We were looking forward to returning to Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals and got off to a good start. We timed in second overall Friday night and made it through our heat race. Luck didn't go our way in the dash draw and we ended up with the 10th starting spot. The track was still really fast and tacky and we were only able to get to eighth. Saturday, more rain slowed us down and, even though we got qualifying and the heat races in, the feature race had to be postponed until October. Hopefully, when we come back for that race, the track conditions will allow for more passing.
"The week closed with a race in upstate New York and we were again fast out of the gate. We earned another fast qualifier award and moved forward in our heat race, but it was all about track position in the feature. We started fourth and finished there. We'll just head to Canada and try to get back to victory lane."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"We knew heading to Pennsylvania was going to be tough, but after a week where we had a top-five and top-10 in Ohio, we were confident. Qualifying hurt us at Lernerville on Wednesday night, but the format kind of worked to our favor. We moved forward after taking a provisional starting position in the first 30-lap feature and ended up being the last guy on the lead lap. That gave us the pole for the second 30-lap feature. I was biding my time during the first 10 laps and felt like we had a good chance. Unfortunately, I tried to go around a lapped car on the 14th lap and got the car sideways heading into turn two. The car ended up spinning around and we had to restart from the back.
"Williams Grove is one of the toughest places we race and this weekend it was just as tough. Some rain in the area kept the track pretty fast all night Friday. Our qualifying effort put us behind and we ended up starting 18th in the B-Main. We moved up to 13th, but that didn't get us into the main event. On Saturday night, we timed in better and transferred into the feature event before it rained for the third time. They rescheduled the feature for later in the year so, hopefully, we can come back and work our way forward.
"We ended the week in New York on Sunday night and won our heat race to get into the Crane Cams Dash. Our luck didn't change in the draw and we ended up starting the feature in ninth. The track was still pretty fast and we came home with another top-10. Now, it's off to Canada and, hopefully, we can have a good debut at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday."