Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team earned two second-place finishes competing in World of Outlaws (WoO) events at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, and Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas. Kraig Kinser and the...
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team earned two second-place finishes competing in World of Outlaws (WoO) events at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, and Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim team posted a weekend-best 10th in Friday's race at Lone Star Speedway.
Schatz continues to lead the WoO Sprint Series standings while Kinser ranks 10th in the championship standings.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams will resume action this weekend with single-night programs at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway on Friday night and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. Saturday night.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"It was good to be back in Texas and we were a top-three car both nights. You need to be battling for the wins as much as you can. Winning is still the goal every night. On Friday night at Lone Star Speedway, we started strong in qualifying but luck wasn't in our favor when I drew the 10th starting spot for the dash. I knew that was coming sooner or later, so we just made due and were fortunate to work our way into the top-three and ultimately finish second.
"We've always been pretty good at Houston Raceway Park, so timing in 13th was a frustrating way to start the night. The Armor All guys (Rick Warner and Shane Bowers) did a great job, before the feature, working on the car. When you start deep in the field, you've got to pick your spots and get to the front as soon as you can. Our car really came in during the last half of the race and I honestly feel like we could've won the race. But one mistake cost me. That's part of the problem with starting so far back - your margin for error is pretty slim.
"All in all, we'll take our results, head north and try to get better this weekend. We've got a lot of racing ahead of us."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"We definitely were hoping for better results this weekend for sure. It seems like we're on target as far as the early part of the nights go, but we're not finishing the nights the way we need to. The Bass Pro Shops guys (Mike Cool, Steve Swenson and Bob Curtis) are giving me a strong car right of the box each night and that was the case again this weekend. We qualified in spots that put us on the front row of the heat races and we were able to take advantage of it.
"In both feature races, we were a top-10 car for most of the race. The key, now, is for us to figure out how to finish the race strong and move those finishes up to top-fives. This weekend, we're going to places where we've been pretty good in the past. Hopefully, we can have more success at them again and this can be the start of a good swing through the Midwest for us."