Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J finished fourth in Saturday's World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim...
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J finished fourth in Saturday's World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim team finished 20th.
Schatz maintained his lead in the WoO Sprint Series standings, while Kinser ranks ninth in the championship standings.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams will be back on the track March 28 at Manzantia Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"The weekend ended up a little better than it started, but we've still got a lot of work to do.
"For the past couple of years, California has been tough on us and that didn't really change this past weekend. Both nights, we qualified on the front row in the heat races and got a decent draw, but I never felt like I was in contention in the feature races. On Friday, I was running sixth and got crossed up and ultimately finished 12th. Then, on Saturday night, we were a top- five car in the feature, but I didn't have anything for the guys up front.
"We'll get out of California and head toward Arizona and maybe we'll get back to where we want to be. I know the Armor All crew is working hard. Last year, we let one get away from us at Manzanita Speedway, so maybe we'll be in position to get that one back."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"We were really hoping to build on our third-place finish (at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.), but we just never really found our rhythm at Tulare. Qualifying is really important - especially in California, where we had a strong group of cars. Both nights, we missed the top-16 and that put us behind from the get-go.
"Passing was pretty difficult for everyone, so starting deep in the field certainly didn't help. The Bass Pro Shops team (crew chief Mike Cool, crewmen Steve Swensen and Bob Curtis) kept at it and we're hoping for much better results this weekend at Manzanita Speedway."