Reigning World of Outlaws Champ Ready for Eckard Outlaw Showdown

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Defending World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz and the ParkerStore Team will continue their early season pace on Friday in the Eckard Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track in Charlotte.

Donny Schatz ready for Eckard Outlaw Showdown Donny Schatz ready for Eckard Outlaw Showdown
“On the schedule it looks like just another race, but there’s something about racing in that kind of environment,” said Schatz. “Our goal is to win every race. We haven’t won there since 2000 and that’s too long.”

Defending World of Outlaws Champion Schatz uses K&N
Defending World of Outlaws Champion Schatz uses K&N
This will be Schatz’s 25th race in the 2007 season. The Fargo, North Dakota racer swept two nights of action at Williams Grove Speedway last weekend. On Wednesday, Schatz led the first 21 laps at Grandview Speedway. He was side-by-side with Danny Lasoski in a battle to the finish. Lasoski took the victory by only half a wheel.

“We have a good groove going right now and we’re trying to get better each night,” said Schatz. “This is the time when everything is a challenge. There are strong fields of cars and a lot of different tracks. We’ve learned through the years that being out here and winning is what matters most.”

Schatz has competed in the World of Outlaws Series for 11 seasons. He is currently in the points lead with six wins, 16 top five finishes and 21 top ten finishes.

Schatz and the ParkerStore Team use K&N Engineering products. “I feel like I’ve got the best crew out there,” said Schatz. “My guys work hard to give me a race car this good. Our K&N Engineering Carbon Fiber Airbox helps us achieve maximum horsepower at every race.”

Friday’s race will be televised by the SPEED channel. It will air on June 10th. “Hopefully, we can overcome all the obstacles and hurdles that we’ll have to deal with and get out with a win,” said Schatz. “Then we’ll go on to New York for another one.”

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