Schatz Claims 23rd Victory of Season

Schatz Claims 23rd Victory of Season

by November 9, 2013 0 comments

CONCORD, NC :: Donny Schatz picked up his 23rd victory of the 2013 season on Friday night in Charlotte. Schatz would power around Brian Brown on lap 13 of the 30 lap feature and never looked back in route to the Friday night victory for the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars.

“The way we’re running right now we really don’t want this season to end,” said Schatz,

“I’m not going to lie, if we can’t get the job done in the championship I’m going to be disappointed. We came and had a good night to win and we’re going to come back tomorrow night and try to do the same thing. We’re going to stay positive and try to do everything we can for tomorrow.”

Schatz still trails Daryn Pittman b 32 points heading into Satuday night’s final race of the 2013 season. Entering the weekend, Pittman held a 50 point lead over the Fargo, North Dakota driver.

Brian Brown would start the feature from the pole and lead the opening 13 laps until Schatz passed him on a restart.

“When there are 55 cars here and only one guy can win and we just ran second again,” said Brown.

“It’s better than third and we’ll take what we learned and come back tomorrow. I was able to win the dash pretty handily and felt we were pretty good in the feature but sometimes those restarts it’s a double-edged sword, if you go to the top they may drive around you on the bottom. The good news is we kept him in our sights and I really felt like at the end we would have a shot to sneak back by, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Joey Saldana finished third following the 30 lap main event. Shane Stewart and Jason Sides rounded out the top five for the Friday night portion of the World Finals.

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Friday Night Results
1. #15 Donny Schatz
2. #21 Brian Brown
3. #71M Joey Saldana
4. #77 Shane Stewart
5. #7S Jason Sides
6. #9 Daryn Pittman
7. #4 Cody Darrah
8. #15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
9. #49 Jason Meyers
10. #51 Paul McMahan
11. #W20 Greg Wilson
12. #55X Tim Shaffer
13. #6 Bill Rose
14. 9W Jac Haudenschild
15. #11 Steve Kinser
16. #40 Caleb Helms
17. #5T Travis Philo
18. #7 Craig Dollansky
19. #63 Chad Kemenah
20. #15A Adam Wilt
21. #2 Dale Blaney
22. #29 Kerry Madsen
23. #11K Kraig Kinser
24. #11N Randy Hannagan
25 #94 Ryan Smith
26. #22 Cole Duncan

Chris Owens
For years, Chris has been traveling the country shooting photos capturing some of the sport's most unique moments and writing articles about grassroots racing and the NASCAR. Chris is the track photographer for Dillon Motor Speedway, and he has created websites for regional racing media outlets as well as for a few clients in the various traveling Late Model divisions. He also created a website for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Danny Efland.

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