World of Outlaws Black Hills Speedway Win for Donny Schatz

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Defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz made a last lap pass to claim a victory at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota. He moved his No.15 Snap-on Tools sponsored J&J with K&N products past race leader Kerry Madsen heading into the final corners of the race.

ParkerStore Team uses K&N Products
ParkerStore Team uses K&N Products
The victory was his eighth “A” Feature win of the 2007 season and second consecutive at Black Hills. “Winning races is the key to having a successful season, but putting on a good show is what keeps fans coming back,” said Schatz. “The track crew did an excellent job of getting the track into racing condition after some unfortunate accidents early in the night. They never gave up nor did the fans. It was a long night, but hopefully we gave them something to remember and we’ll see them again next year.”

At the start of the evening, cars hit the 3/8-mile dirt oval to qualify under sunny conditions. During the first two heats numerous rocks on the track were cutting tires and doing damage to the race cars. The track surface was reworked.

Schatz ParkerStore Team Win at Black Hills
Schatz ParkerStore Team Win at Black Hills
Donny Schatz Motorsports has a winning combination of parts and components. The team uses K&N Engineering Products. “With the K&N Sprint Car Airbox we’re confident we’re getting maximum airflow to produce the highest performance,” said Schatz. “The debris stays out of our motor with K&N.”

Schatz started the evening by qualifying ninth in a field of 36 cars. The Fargo, North Dakota racer made a strong move at the start jumping from fourth into second and spent lap after lap following Madsen.

“I had to conserve my right rear tire,” said Schatz. “We got to traffic and I was hoping Kerry would make a mistake, but he didn’t. Then I saw the white flag and figured it was now or never and we made it work.”

Schatz returns to action on Friday night when the World of Outlaws makes its first appearance at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Follow Donny Schatz's progress 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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