World of Outlaws Donny Schatz Wins Silver Cup Title at Lernerville Speedway

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Donny Schatz is the World of Outlaws point leader, but the win that has eluded him since 1997 was the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. On Tuesday night everything changed. The Fargo, North Dakota native took the $30,000 first prize and the coveted Silver Cup Title.

“I have to thank the World of Outlaws, DIRT Motorsports and Lernerville Speedway for putting on this event,” said Schatz. “The Don Martin Memorial is a really big sprint car race, and we’ve wanted this one for quite some time. I’m thrilled we got the job done and I hope the fans really enjoyed it too.”

No.15 ParkerStore J&J
No.15 ParkerStore J&J
Schatz got the spot he wanted from the sixth starting position in his No.15 ParkerStore J&J. From there he powered his way to runner-up position by the 10th lap in the 40 lap A-Feature. Schatz made the winning move around race leader Ed Lynch, Jr. in turns one and two on the 34th lap, and then drove away during the final five-and-a-half laps.

“The race car was working so good that I had to calm myself down a little bit and let the tires catch up,” Schatz said. “Once I made that adjustment we were fine. Ed (Lynch) drove a great race and honestly, sometimes it is better running second because you see what he leader is doing and find a better way. It’s like being in the cat bird seating just waiting to make your move.”

Schatz and the ParkerStore Team use the K&N Engineering Sprint Car Airbox. Schatz said he gets maximum airflow with K&N for the highest performance.
Donny Schatz and ParkerStore Team use K&N
Donny Schatz and ParkerStore Team use K&N
With a huge win under his belt, Schatz and his ParkerStore team will now focus on the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

“It’s a long season out here, but right now there is a lot of money up for grabs,” said Schatz. “We want to get greedy and take as much of it as we can. I’ve said all year that I’m focused on wining as many races as I can and not worrying about anything else. We’ve got three nights of racing coming up at Williams Gove before we go back to New York, and I feel like we should have already won at ‘the Grove’ this year. That just motivates us more to try and get back to victory lane again.”

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