Donny Schatz Battles Shane Stewart to Win Third in a Row at Ohsweken Speedway’s Six Nations Showdown

Schatz’s 12th win of the season gives him the most wins of any driver so far this season

OHSWEKEN, Ont. — July 29, 2014 — Neither cautions nor a fierce battle with Shane Stewart could stop Donny Schatz on his way to a sweep of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series’ three-race Canada swing and 12th win of the season at Ohsweken Speedway Tuesday night.

Schatz won the Six Nations Showdown after winning the two previous events at Cornwall Motor Speedway and Autodrome Drummond.

 

“I just did everything I could,” Schatz said. “A lot of it comes down to [crew members] Rick Warner, [Steve ‘Scuba’ Swanson], Eric [Prutzman], Bill Klingbeil – these guys do a phenomenal job working on this racecar and making STP look good.”

In addition to winning the feature at Ohsweken, Schatz was third quickest in hot laps, took home the quick time – his sixth of the season – won his heat race and finished second in the dash.

“The [STP/Armor All] car was fun to drive all night long, right from the word go,” Schatz said. “Hot laps, qualifying, heat race. Shane got out front there pretty early. I expected the track to slow down and slick off there a little bit more than it did but it was fast. It was an awful fast race. Hats off to the whole STP team, they did a great job getting me what I needed.”

“I enjoyed being in Canada. It’s been great to me. O Canada!”

Cautions plagued the early part of the race. Just after the drop of the green flag, an incident left Paul McMahan on his roof in the middle of turns one and two and Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser with damaged racecars. Sides and McMahan were able to return to the track while Kinser had his night ended.

Two more cautions followed in quick succession for Sides and Logan Schuchart. With Stewart leading, James McFadden in second and Schatz in third another caution came out with eight complete after a mechanical issue led to a fire on the No. 52 of Jesse Costa. Costa was OK.

On the restart, Schatz fought his way around McFadden for second. What commenced was a ten lap battle for the lead between Schatz and Stewart. On laps 10, 11 and 12 Schatz looked low and in the middle to get around Stewart but couldn’t make it work. With a decent lead built up, Stewart hit lapped traffic on lap 15. As he worked his way through it, Schatz began reeling him back in.

By lap 18, Schatz was again on Stewart’s rear bumper bar, challenging him for the lead. After a hiccup for Stewart, Schatz got around and led lap 19. Stewart however was able to use lapped traffic as a pick, sliding Schatz through turns one and two. He led lap 20.

Schatz was not done though, on the next lap he too was able to use lapped traffic as a pick, getting back around Stewart to lead lap 21. Though Stewart tried to reel Schatz back in, Schatz took the checkered flag for his third win in a row. His current streak is the second longest of the season.

Schatz extended his points lead over Daryn Pittman to 106. After a difficult night that saw him finish in 18th, third place Paul McMahan fell to 178 points back.

Stewart, who has one World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win this season, complimented his Townline Variety team, a temporary home for the driver who normally competes with Larson Marks Racing.

“All these guys behind me, they worked really hard for me all week,” Stewart said. “They’re all part-timers. They don’t get paid to work on this car and they all do it because they love it. It was a joy working with them… We had a really solid week. I think if a couple of things had played out a little differently I think we maybe could have gotten a win here or there. It was a good week for us.”

McFadden said he was disappointed his All-Star Performance/Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining team was so close to the front, but unable to compete with Stewart and Schatz for the lead.

“It’s good for our confidence leading into these next few races,” McFadden said. “It just sucks we couldn’t race with them there. I could see them – I just couldn’t get close enough. Hats off to the boys with this 3G team – we’ve had a pretty solid summer since I’ve been here, so it’s been great.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55 on August 1 and 2. After that, the Outlaws head to Knoxville, Iowa to compete for one of the most coveted prizes in all of motorsports – the Knoxville Nationals.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz’s 12th win gave him the most wins of any driver so far this season… Jessica Zemken, Paul McMahan, Cody Darrah and Donny Schatz all won their heat races tonight… Donny Schatz’s three race win streak is the second longest this season… Logan Schuchart got his third podium finish of the season… David Gravel received the KSE Hard Charger Award at Ohsweken after advancing nine positions to finish in fifth… Donny Schatz picked up his sixth quick time of the season.   

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 12(Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27 and Ohsweken Speedway on July 29); Daryn Pittman – 11 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17 and Fulton Speedway on July 23); Joey Saldana – 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13);Brad Sweet– 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28);David Gravel – 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20);Kerry Madsen – 4 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7 and Eldora Speedway on July 12); Paul McMahan – 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10 and Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9); Cody Darrah – 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15);Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15);Sammy Swindell – 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney – 1(Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Lance Dewease – 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett – 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Roger Crockett – 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser – 1(Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14);Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2).


World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Ohsweken Speedway; Ohsweken, Ont.; July 29, 2014

A-Main – (30 Laps) –1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 77-Shane Stewart [1] [$5,500]; 3. 3G-James McFadden [3] [$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,800]; 5. 83-David Gravel [14] [$2,500]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [17] [$2,100]; 9. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [4] [$2,050]; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$1,500]; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16] [$1,200]; 13. 77X-Wayne Johnson [15] [$1,100]; 14. 35-Jared Zimbardi [13] [$1,050]; 15. 98-Joe Trenca [24] [$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [19] [$900]; 17. 27H-Tom Huppunen [21] [$800]; 18. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$800]; 20. 19-Paige Polyak [18] [$800]; 21. 52-Jesse Costa [22] [$800]; 22. 5-Keith Dempster [23] [$800]; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart [20] [$800]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$800].Lap Leaders:Shane Stewart 1-18, 20; Donny Schatz 19, 21-30.KSE Hard Charger Award:83-David Gravel [+9]

 

Qualifying –1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.093; 2. 3G-James McFadden, 13.173; 3. 77-Shane Stewart, 13.204; 4. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.228; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.312; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.313; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.351; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.362; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.374; 10. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.386; 11. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.458; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.491; 13. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.510; 14. 83-David Gravel, 13.519; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.519; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.552; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.586; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.631; 19. 49H-Todd Hoddick, 13.646; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.753; 21. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.794; 22. 27H-Tom Huppunen, 13.801; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.819; 24. 98-Joe Trenca, 13.976; 25. 5D-Dave Dykstra, 13.991; 26. 3R-Shane Ross, 14.162; 27. 67-Chris Durand, 14.339; 28. 5-Keith Dempster, 14.367; 29. 11X-Jamie Turner, 14.369; 30. 19X-Cory Turner, 14.380; 31. 52-Jesse Costa, 14.442; 32. 15AW-April Wilson, 14.636

 

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) –1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 35-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. O7X-Dain Naida [6]; 7. 5D-Dave Dykstra [7]; 8. 11X-Jamie Turner [8]

 

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) –1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 3G-James McFadden [4]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 6. 27H-Tom Huppunen [6]; 7. 19X-Cory Turner [8]; 8. 3R-Shane Ross [7]

 

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) –1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 77-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 49H-Todd Hoddick [5]; 7. 52-Jesse Costa [8]; 8. 67-Chris Durand [7]

 

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) –1. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [4]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 98-Joe Trenca [6]; 7. 5-Keith Dempster [7]; 8. 15AW-April Wilson [8]

 

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) –1. 77-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 3G-James McFadden [3]; 4. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [1]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [5]

 

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) –1. 98-Joe Trenca [4] [-]; 2. 5-Keith Dempster [7] [-]; 3. 27H-Tom Huppunen [3] [-]; 4. 52-Jesse Costa [10] [-]; 5. O7X-Dain Naida [2] [$200]; 6. 11X-Jamie Turner [8] [$180]; 7. 19X-Cory Turner [9] [$175]; 8. 15AW-April Wilson [11] [$160]; 9. 49H-Todd Hoddick [1] [$150]; 10. 5D-Dave Dykstra [5] [$150]; 11. 67-Chris Durand [6] [$150]; 12. 3R-Shane Ross [12] [$150]


World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

8065

0

12

38

51

6

2

9

Daryn Pittman

7959

-106

11

32

50

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

7887

-178

3

29

51

8

4

29

Kerry Madsen

7743

-322

4

29

46

4

5

71M

Joey Saldana

7738

-327

5

26

38

19

6

49

Brad Sweet

7579

-486

5

19

39

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

7308

-757

2

14

33

2

8

11

Steve Kinser

7226

-839

1

8

28

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

6972

-1093

0

3

20

0

10

83

David Gravel

6636

-1429

4

15

33

6

11

7s

Jason Sides

6440

-1625

0

2

12

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

6059

-2006

0

4

10

0

13

1

Sammy Swindell

5915

-2150

2

11

19

1

14

1A

Jacob Allen

5189

-2876

0

0

1

0

15

5W

Lucas Wolfe

3367

-4698

0

2

8

1

16

59

Tim Kaeding

3099

-4966

0

3

13

0

17

21

Brian Brown

2567

-5498

0

2

7

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

2539

-5526

0

0

0

0

19

2

Shane Stewart

2394

-5671

1

6

12

3

20

W20

Greg Wilson

2156

-5909

0

0

2

0


The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.