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Cleveland Brothers CAT National Open Crown goes to Defending World of Outlaws Champion

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The Cleveland Brothers CAT National Open Crown goes to Donny Schatz for the fourth time. Schatz raced the Global ParkerStore/Tom Johnson Camping Center sponsored No. 15 J&N with K&N Engineering products to a flag-to-flag triumph.

Donny Schatz uses K&N Engineering Products
Donny Schatz uses K&N Engineering Products
The World of Outlaws defending champion and current points leader was on a mission from the moment he stepped into his car. “These wins just keep feeling better and better,” said Schatz. “It’s unbelievable that we’ve been able to be so good when the big money is on the line. We’re a team in every aspect of the word.”
Donny Schatz wins National Open and $50,000 purseDonny Schatz wins National Open and $50,000 purse

Schatz was in firm control during the entire race, even when it slowed on lap 32 for a caution. Schatz nearly had a half-track advantage on the second place runner at that time. When the race resumed for the final eight circuits, the Fargo, North Dakota resident regained a comfortable advantage and picked up his second $50,000 pay check of the season. It was the sixth time in 2007 Schatz won a race paying more than $20,000 to win.

Schatz has now joined sprint car legend Steve Kinser as the only drivers to win the prestigious National Open four times during its 45-year history. “It’s an honor to hear your name mentioned with Steve Kinser,” said Schatz. “No one will ever be as good as he is. We are fortunate to have the chance to chase his records and be part of the World of Outlaws.”

Schatz is the also the first sprint car racer to ever win the Kings Royal, Silver Cup, Summer Nationals, Knoxville Nationals and National Open in the same season. Schatz holds a 90-point advantage in the 2007 standings and will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night in Princeton, Minnesota. The Polydome Princeton Nationals are two of the final seven nights remaining in this year’s schedule.

Follow Donny Schatz throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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