Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team won Saturday night's World of Outlaws (WoO) feature event at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The victory was the team's fourth WoO feature win and six overall triumph this season. Kraig Kinser...
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team won Saturday night's World of Outlaws (WoO) feature event at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The victory was the team's fourth WoO feature win and six overall triumph this season.
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim team finished 21st.
Schatz now ranks second in the WoO Sprint Series standings while Kinser holds down the 12th position.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams continue their trek on the road this weekend with a doubleheader at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday night. The two nights of action with be the first of five WoO races held at the track owned by Tony Stewart.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"I'm not sure we could have had a better night at Knoxville. Everyone on this Tony Stewart Racing team spent the past week working hard so that we could get back to where we wanted to be. We all put in some extra work and it showed.
"The Armor All car was really fast all night and it started in qualifying. The lap we ripped off in time trails was just awesome and that got our night going the way we wanted it to. These big tracks really take a lot of horsepower and the guys (Rick Warner, Shane Bowers and Eric Prutzman) did a great job of setting the car to allow all of that Chevy power to carry us around the track all night long.
"Racing from fourth to win the heat race, and then from the seventh starting position to win the feature race, is all you can ask for, especially after the weekend we had last week. We're going to have them, but we're not going to stay down long. We bounced back at Knoxville like champions do and we're really excited about heading east for the upcoming races at Eldora Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"Saturday's race didn't end how we had hoped it would, but we made laps at Knoxville and, any time you do that, it helps for the big race later in the year. We learned once again how important doing well in qualifying is. We missed the heat inversion (by .041 of a second) and never really recovered. The Bass Pro Shops car was good in the heat race, but we weren't able to make it from fifth to second like we wanted.
"In the feature, we started quite far back (17th) and searched all over the track for ways to pass guys. The top (groove) was fast and some guys were able to make the bottom work. Unfortunately, late in the race, we had a part failure and were forced to come off the track with five laps remaining. Those things are going to happen, and I know all of the TSR guys (Mike Cool, Steve Swenson and Bob Curtis) keep working hard to continue making this Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider car fast every time we hit the track.
"The good news is that we're off to Eldora next weekend and, even though we won't be heading in there with a bunch of momentum from Knoxville, we do know that we ran well there last fall during Chevy Weekend and, hopefully, can improve on that this time."