Three Top World of Outlaws Racers use K&N Products at Canadian Race

Defending World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz was beginning to think about being stuck on WoO win number 13 quite a bit lately. Even though the ParkerStore sponsored driver with K&N Engineering Products swept sprint car racing’s “Month of Money” races, he was concerned that he had not won a WoO Feature since the Summer Nationals Final on July 21. He wanted to move away from unlucky 13 to a number 14 win.

Donny Schatz Win at Edmonton Donny Schatz Win at Edmonton
On Sunday night, Schatz scored World of Outlaw victory number 14 at Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. “Schatz sailed past Joey Saldana on lap 21 and maintained the lead during the final 14 laps for the win.
Schatz and the ParkerStore Team use K&N Engineering Products
Schatz and the ParkerStore Team  use K&N Engineering Products

“I was starting to get worried about us sitting on 13 wins,” said Schatz. His Knoxville Nationals win did not count in the World of Outlaws point system. “I’m here to win every race and had some trouble doing that here the past few weeks. After the Nationals, we felt like we had a good chance on Tuesday at Minot, but things didn’t go our way. My team worked hard in Canada and it feels great to win up here.”

Schatz said the foundation for his 82nd career WoO win was established at Friday’s feature event when he raced from 11th to third. He began the program on Sunday by establishing a new track record at the 3/8 mile dirt oval. It was the second time in three races that he had set a new record in qualifying.

“We tried some things and went to school on Friday night,” said The Fargo, North Dakota native. “We made some good notes after the rain about track conditions.”

Schatz followed early leaders Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky and Steve Kinser for the first few circuits of the 35-lap race. A yellow flag on lap 15 put Schatz on the back bumper of Saldana and a red flag halted the action just after the halfway point. The ParkerStore team made minor adjustments and Schatz took the lead by sticking his car around the bottom while Saldana tried to make the cushion work.

Once in front, Schatz worked his way through lapped traffic to victory. Saldana and Dollansky also use K&N Engineering products. “The K&N Airbox works flawlessly for us at each race,” said Schatz. “We are able to attain maximum horsepower. K&N builds a superior product. The fans are great in Edmonton. We’re excited about coming back next year and hopefully defending our win.”

The ParkerStore Team will continue the Gold Rush Tour next weekend with a pair of races near Seattle at Skagit Speedway. Last season, Schatz won the opener and finished second in two races at the track.

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