Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim scored a pair of podium finishes during the World of Outlaws (WoO) events at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo, and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Kinser raced from seventh to third at U.S. 36...
Kraig Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Maxim scored a pair of podium finishes during the World of Outlaws (WoO) events at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo, and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Kinser raced from seventh to third at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday and picked up his fourth third place finish of the season on Saturday night at Knoxville.
Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Armor All/ParkerStore/J&J team had a consistent weekend in WoO action. On Friday night, he raced from 12th to fourth at U.S. 36 Raceway, and on Saturday night, he drove from the fifth starting position to a runner-up finish at Knoxville.
With his finishes, Schatz added to his lead in the WoO Sprint Series season championship standings and now holds a 76-point advantage. Kinser's consistency helped him move up to the eighth position in the standings.
TSR's WoO Sprint Series teams will return to action this weekend with two single-night programs, first on Friday night at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., and then Saturday night, when they compete at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway.
POST-RACE QUOTES & NOTES:
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore/J&J for TSR:
"I'm usually the one who isn't happy with anything but wins. A fourth and a second isn't what we shoot for, but the fact that we moved forward both nights after a little adversity was a positive. The Armor All guys (Rick Warner, Shane Bowers and Eric Prutzman) really work hard no matter what the circumstances. That's why I feel like we have a good chance of winning every night.
"We started the weekend coming from 12th to fourth at U.S. 36 Raceway. Then, on Saturday night, we had to deal with getting the 10th starting spot in the Crane Cams Dash. The guys gave me an awesome racecar. It just took me too long to figure out how to drive it. When you get on tracks that fast, you have to pick it up a level. We definitely picked it up a couple of levels.
"It was a good weekend of racing for TSR (Tony Stewart Racing). Kraig finished third on Friday and we finished second and third on Saturday. That's always been our goal: to race for wins against the Bass Pro Shops car. They've got their car going pretty well and we've got a couple of more really good tracks coming up next week. Hopefully, we can keep both cars up front."
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/J.D. Byrider/Maxim for TSR:
"We keep getting better, and that's all you can ask for. The Bass Pro Shops team (Mike Cool, Steve Swenson, and Bob Curtis) did a great job this weekend. We had a pair of third-place finishes and that's something to build on. On Friday night at U.S. 36 Raceway, we continued a recent trend and won a heat race to put us in the dash. The biggest difference is that we were able to move forward in the feature. We came from seventh to run third, and I'll take that any day. To follow that up with a third-place finish at Knoxville (Raceway) was a big step for us. Anytime you can run the top-three at Knoxville, that's a good night. We ran second for a long time and thought we might have had something for (eventual winner) Terry (McCarl) in traffic. It just never really played out for us.
"We've got another couple of races next weekend and hopefully we can continue running up front and maybe get our first win of the season."