Hardee’s Southbound Showdown began well enough for Schatz. He turned the quickest lap in time trials to earn his first FastTime Award of the season. The Fargo, North Dakota racer then earned a spot in the dash event and began the 30-lap feature in ninth place.
He moved up to sixth place, but spent the remaining laps of the feature trying to pass Steve Kinser. The racing groove made passing difficult and Schatz waited for Kinser to make a mistake. The opportunity never presented itself and Schatz finished sixth.
The finish along with Joey Saldana’s victory gave Saldana a two-point lead in the World of Outlaws Series over Schatz.
“We’re excited to have a couple of races next weekend,” said Schatz. “We’re going to some tracks where we’ve had success in the past and hope to be right there each night. We’ve won three races so far, and if we could repeat what we did last year we’d all be happy.”
Schatz and the ParkerStore Team use K&N Engineering products. “The K&N Airbox worked flawlessly,” he said. “I have to thank all the folks at K&N for their dedication to building a superior product.”
Schatz returns to action next weekend at Paducah, Kentucky on Friday and the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday.
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