Sprint car points leader Donny Schatz entered the weekend’s World of Outlaws
Duel in the Dakotas knowing it was his only chance to race in front of the fans
at Red River Valley Speedway.
Since he first competed with Outlaws at the half-mile high banked dirt
oval in his home state of North Dakota, Schatz had twice ended his evening in
victory lane (the 2002 finale and 2003 prelim). This weekend, Schatz put his No.
15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power there two more times, sweeping the World of
Outlaws only 2006 visit.
Schatz uses a K&N Carbon Fiber Air Box
“To get in victory lane here at home, there is nothing more exciting,” said
Schatz after leading all 30 laps of Saturday’s “A” Feature Program. “This team
has worked hard and I can’t thank the people that have been supporting our
program over the years enough. A lot of people have stood behind us for a lot of
years and they’re finally starting to reap the rewards. We just try to win
everything we can and there’s nothing better than coming home to Fargo and
On Friday, Schatz chased down Joey Saldana with five laps remaining to pick up
his first preliminary feature of the season. On Saturday, Schatz followed Tyler
Walker past the checkered flag in the six-lap dash to earn the outside front row
“Red River Valley is a high-speed race track and our K&N Carbon Fiber Air Box
helped us achieve maximum horsepower in dirty air,” said Schatz.
When the green flag flew, No.15 motored into the lead as Schatz worked the
top groove flawlessly during the early stages of the race. Two cautions slowed
the action in the first ten laps, but what followed was Schatz using all parts
of the race track to extend his lead to nearly a straightaway.
Donny Schatz Sprint Car with K&N Sprint Car Airbox
“We knew in the dash the track was going to come to us,” said Schatz. “We’ve got
a lot of races ahead of us, but we only get to race here once. We just hope to
build on this momentum.”
The ParkerStore team will travel to Knoxville, Iowa on Friday for two nights of
action at the famed Knoxville Raceway half-mile oval. This will be their second
visit to the track in 2006.
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