Donny Schatz Preps for World of Outlaws Gold Cup Challenge

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This week’s World of Outlaws challenge is at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Donny Schatz and his ParkerStore Team plan to be part of the 53rd annual Gold Cup Race of Champions three-night extravaganza.

The quarter-mile dirt oval in northern California is the scene of some of the most action-packed racing of the season. Schatz enters this year’s event leading the World of Outlaws in nearly every category including the points, most victories and fast qualifier awards.
World of Outlaws Points Leader Donny Schatz
World of Outlaws Points Leader Donny Schatz
Schatz and the ParkerStore Team use K&N Engineering products. “The K&N Airbox works flawlessly,” he said. “We are able to attain maximum horsepower. K&N builds a superior product.”

Anything is possible at the Gold Cup and Schatz said his entire team will need to be on top of the game. They want the $50,000 prize which goes to the winner of Saturday night’s 40 lap marathon.

“The Gold Cup is a race like no other,” said Schatz. “You’ve got to be on top of things every step of the way. The competition is second to none. The track is always racy and very tough, and of course, you’ve got to get some breaks along the way.”

Opening night is Thursday, and Schatz will be part of the first half of cars that will turn a qualifying lap, compete in a heat race and participate in the 30-lap preliminary feature. The Fargo, North Dakota racer will receive points per position in each and Saturday’s finale will be lined up in order of the highest total points.

“The qualifying night is really important and we’ll try to win everything we can,” said Schatz, who will be making his 10th entry in California’s most anticipated sprint car race of the season. “The thing that makes those nights tough is that there are a lot of good cars from California and this track does take some getting use to. We’ll just go out and try to be the best we can and hopefully have our best showing at the end of the night Thursday. After that, we’ll see where things stand and then look towards Saturday.”

Donny Schatz Sprint Car
Donny Schatz Sprint Car
The Gold Cup Race of Champions is the final leg of the series Gold Rush Tour that began after the Nationals in Iowa to events in South Dakota, North Dakota, Washington Idaho and Calistoga, California.

“This has always been a fun part of the season for me and I’d like to end this swing with a bang,” said Schatz. “The only way to do it right is come out of Chico on Saturday night as the Gold Cup Champion and that’s what we are going to try and do.”

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