With Huset’s Victory, Donny Schatz Wins Two Races at Two Separate Tracks in One Day

The win is the 13th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season for Schatz and his 185th career win 

BRANDON, S.D. – June 14, 2015 – Less than 20 hours after he stood in victory lane at Knoxville Raceway in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Donny Schatz did it again Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway, scoring his 13th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win of the season.

It is just the second time an Outlaws driver has accomplished the feat.

“Hats off to this Bad Boy Buggies team, these guys do a phenomenal job day in and day out,” said an emotional Schatz in victory lane. “It’s been a long night for these teams – I know they’re ready for bed. They didn’t roll into town until the wee hours of the morning. I got one guy from Watertown, so a Huset’s win is big.”

Schatz joins Sammy Swindell in the record books. Swindell took home wins at the famed Moody Mile in Syracuse, N.Y. and Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y. on the same day in 1992.

The night could have had a very different outcome if not for some traffic and bad timing.

Paul McMahan led the field through the early going with Schatz and Daryn Pittman on his tail. Schatz got around Pittman to take over second on the third lap, but Pittman battled back on lap 8, throwing a slider on Schatz in turn three to retake the spot.

As McMahan, Pittman and Schatz worked their way through lapped traffic, the gap between the top-five closed. Schatz lost his spot to Shane Stewart on lap 15.

Four laps later, as McMahan and Pittman continued to work their way through traffic, the car in front of McMahan checked up to avoid contact with another car. With nowhere to go, McMahan made contact and spun, collecting Pittman on the exit of turn 2. The caution flag flew with the top-two cars turned around on track.

When the field returned to green, Stewart, who had been sitting third, took over the top spot. Schatz, Lasoski, David Gravel and Kraig Kinser made up the rest of the top five. Stewart led the next six laps until Schatz caught him on the front stretch and battled by to lead the next lap. One more caution flag waved, but Stewart wasn’t able to catch Schatz.

“We were really good early trying to get around guys but it was just a matter of time before the rubber laid down,” Schatz said. “We slipped up there and Daryn got by and then Shane got by. You just have to be patient. You’ve got to try to put yourself in a position to get back or force them into making a mistake… We had to get Shane back and that’s pretty tough to do. A lot of it is this race team – I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it.”

A frustrated Stewart said he was disappointed with the finish for his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team after the opportunity he was given earlier in the feature.

“After getting the huge gift that I got, you hate losing a race like that,” Stewart said. “Just got a little bit high and you just can’t screw up when he’s behind you. I hate it for my guys. They gave me a good car.”

Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, battled forward from a sixth place starting position. The podium finish was the fifth top-five run for Lasoski with the Outlaws this season. He won at I-80 Speedway 10 days ago.

“Anytime we come here to Sioux Falls, it’s like a third home for me,” Lasoski said. “I love coming back here for the great fans here. I wish we could have gotten this GoMuddy.com car a couple of better spots.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Tuesday, June 16 at Granite City Speedway. It will be the first time the series has taken on the Sauk Rapids, Minnesota track. For more information on the event and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/granite-city-speedway.

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Huset’s Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight’s win was the 185th of Donny Schatz’s World of Outlaws career… Donny Schatz and Sammy Swindell are the only two Outlaws drivers to win two features on the same day. Swindell did it in 1992… Schatz took the quick time tonight after a lap of 11.467 seconds… Terry McCarl was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 11th.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Ryan Bickett; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): David Gravel; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides;Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Sammy Swindell.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9, Williams Grove Speedway on May 15, Weedsport Speedway on May 17, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 22, Knoxville Raceway on June 13, Huset’s Speedway on June 14); Shane Stewart – 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1, Crawford County Speedway on June 12); Daryn Pittman – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19); Rico Abreu – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3); Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11); Christopher Bell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 29); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Danny Lasoski – 1 (I-80 Speedway on June 5); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Joey Saldana – 1 (Kokomo Speedway on June 3).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Huset’s Speedway; Brandon, S.D.; June 14, 2015

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$5,500]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6] [$3,200]; 4. 7-David Gravel [5] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [8] [$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$2,100]; 9. 82-Dusty Zomer [16] [$2,050]; 10. 3-Tim Kaeding [13] [$2,000]; 11. 24-Terry McCarl [22] [$1,500]; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier [15] [$1,200]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [20] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$1,050]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [19] [$900]; 17. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$800]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17] [$800]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$800]; 20. 17A-Austin McCarl [21] [$800]; 21. 5-Dave Glennon [12] [$800]; 22. 25-Dylan Peterson [24] [$800]; 23. 41-Sammy Swindell [23] [$800]; 24. 17-Ryan Bickett [18] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-19, Shane Stewart 20-25, Donny Schatz 26-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Terry McCarl [+11]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.467; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 11.599; 3. 7-David Gravel, 11.607; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.817; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.837; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.856; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.857; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.860; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.862; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.017; 11. 5-Dave Glennon, 12.129; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.136; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.224; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.229; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.242; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer, 12.274; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.388; 18. 47-Brant Obanion, 12.425; 19. 17-Ryan Bickett, 12.445; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.456; 21. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.501; 22. 25-Dylan Peterson, 12.503; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.553; 24. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 12.580; 25. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.632; 26. 51A-Andrew Anderson, 12.661; 27. 4X-Eric Schulz, 12.712; 28. 15X-Joe Riedel, 12.780; 29. 13JM-Jordon Martens, 12.875; 30. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 12.887; 31. 41-Sammy Swindell, 13.046

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [9]; 6. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 7. 41-Sammy Swindell [11]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 9. 17-Ryan Bickett [7]; 10. 25-Dylan Peterson [8]; 11. 15X-Joe Riedel [10]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 3. 5-Dave Glennon [1]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [4]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl [8]; 9. 51A-Andrew Anderson [9]; 10. 13JM-Jordon Martens [10]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 7-David Gravel [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray [10]; 8. 4X-Eric Schulz [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]; 10. 47-Brant Obanion [6]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 7-David Gravel [4]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [8]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] [-]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [-]; 3. 17-Ryan Bickett [4] [-]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [6] [-]; 5. 41-Sammy Swindell [13] [-]; 6. 25-Dylan Peterson [5] [-]; 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray [12] [$300]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7] [$250]; 9. 4X-Eric Schulz [9] [$225]; 10. 15X-Joe Riedel [10] [$200]; 11. 51A-Andrew Anderson [8] [$200]; 12. 13JM-Jordon Martens [11] [$200]; 13. 47-Brant Obanion [3] [$200]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

4828

0

13

24

31

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

4646

-182

4

18

25

4

3

29

Kerry Madsen

4585

-243

0

13

28

5

4

49

Brad Sweet

4558

-270

2

12

25

2

5

71M

Joey Saldana

4515

-313

1

11

24

5

6

51

Paul McMahan

4480

-348

2

15

22

4

7

9

Daryn Pittman

4443

-385

3

11

23

1

8

7s

Jason Sides

4308

-520

0

8

15

0

9

7

David Gravel

4303

-525

0

5

14

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

4063

-765

0

3

8

1

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

3953

-875

0

1

7

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

3367

-1461

0

1

5

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

3269

-1559

0

0

0

0

14

83

Craig Dollansky

2332

-2496

0

1

4

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

2241

-2587

2

4

8

3

16

24

Terry McCarl

1965

-2863

1

3

6

0

17

35AU

Jamie Veal

1732

-3096

0

0

2

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1560

-3268

1

4

5

0

19

3

Tim Kaeding

1546

-3282

1

2

6

0

20

7H

Jojo Helberg

1487

-3341

0

0

0

0

 

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