Schatz Wins Two in Eldora ‘Mother’ Sweep
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Schatz Wins Two in Eldora Speedway ‘Mother’ Sweep

Second place finisher Gary Taylor scored his best ever Outlaws finish 

ROSSBURG, Ohio – May 9, 2015 – Donny Schatz went six years between wins at Eldora Speedway but proved Saturday night that past is not always prologue as he swept the two-day ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends’ and took home his eighth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“Great race team, they do a phenomenal job every time we get to the track,” Schatz said of his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team. “Tonight, thank you fans for sticking with us. I didn’t know if we were going to get that in. Hats off to everyone who worked their tails off all day.”

Rain dominated much of the day and threatened the night’s event. By mid-afternoon though the rain clouds gave way and the track prep began. A slightly delayed event got underway with Rico Abreu scoring his second quick time of the season.

Schatz started on the feature pole with his No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car and held off Jamie Veal in the opening laps. The first of two cautions in the feature came out on lap five. It proved pivotal for Gary Taylor, who started the night in fourth with his Fausey Farms 1ST team.

Taylor battled past Veal to take over the second position and then held tight to Schatz through the next three laps as he tried to make a run at the lead. Schatz eventually pulled away and by lap 11 he had caught the tail end of the field.

By lap 20 he had steadily built up a sizable lead over Taylor and third place Shane Stewart. While Schatz worked his way through traffic Taylor made up some ground.

Then disaster struck for Stewart and nearly for Taylor. With just two laps to go, Stewart and Logan Schuchart had tires go flat. The caution flag flew. As the field came around, Taylor hit something on track.

“I didn’t even notice it happened until all of a sudden I heard a clink and I felt something on the floor pan and I thought, ‘oh man!'” Taylor said. “Here we are with a great run going and then we come around the next lap and I see the piece of metal sitting there. We just lucked out I didn’t get a tire.”

Taylor came into the pits for a check. He was able to retake his position.

With Stewart relegated to the back following his tire change, Paul McMahan shifted forward to third in his No. 51 CJB Motorsports car.

On the single file restart, Taylor tried to take advantage but was not able to close the gap on Schatz.

“To not have the wins at Eldora, we love to win at Eldora – to get two here this weekend is awesome,” Schatz said. “The track was so good. It could carry so much speed. The times were way down there. I don’t remember the last time you could run around that quick at Eldora in the whole feature.”

Schatz extended his championship points lead over Stewart to 55 points.

Taylor’s second place finish is, to date, his best ever Outlaws performance.

“I’ve got to thank my car owner and all the people who make it happen,” Taylor said. “We’re kind of a small team so to come here and run in the hunt with these guys is a really, really good feeling.”

With his third place finish, McMahan capped off a good weekend for his team that saw a fourth place finish the night before. McMahan is currently fourth in the championship points standings, 143 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Wednesday night, May 13, at Lincoln Speedway for the Gettysburg Clash as the Outlaws take on the Posse for the first night in the lead up to the Morgan Cup. Great seats remain. Find out more information about the event and how to buy tickets at http://woosprint.com/gettysburg-clash.

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: With his win Saturday night, Donny Schatz swept the ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends’… Donny Schatz now has eight World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins this season… After finishing second, Gary Taylor scored his best ever World of Outlaws finish… Rico Abreu got his second quick time of the season Saturday night after a lap of 12.989… Brad Sweet was the KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in 12th.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Super Flow ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Paul McMahan;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kody Swanson.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 8 (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); Shane Stewart – 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1); 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); Daryn Pittman – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29); 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); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7);Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio; May 9, 2015

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$3,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,700]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,200]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41-Jamie Veal [2] [$1,600]; 10. 67-Christopher Bell [15] [$1,450]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$1,300]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,200]; 13. 89-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,100]; 14. 83-Craig Dollansky [18] [$1,000]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [14] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$900]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [23] [$850]; 18. 21-D.J. Foos [24] [$750]; 19. 1-Dale Blaney [3] [$725]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$700]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16] [$700]; 22. 63-Kody Swanson [22] [$700]; 23. 7-David Gravel [13] [$700]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [20] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet [+9]

Qualifying – 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.989; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.006; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.029; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.032; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.047; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.072; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.079; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.097; 9. 7-David Gravel, 13.118; 10. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.136; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.141; 12. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.141; 13. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.153; 14. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.170; 15. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.179; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.187; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.198; 18. 83-Craig Dollansky, 13.215; 19. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.229; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.266; 21. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.266; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.277; 23. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.294; 24. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.316; 25. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.322; 26. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.330; 27. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.332; 28. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.348; 29. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.468; 30. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.473; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 13.516; 32. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.569; 33. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.593; 34. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.650

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 7-David Gravel [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 7. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [6]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8]; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 41-Jamie Veal [2]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 83-Craig Dollansky [5]; 7. 21-D.J. Foos [7]; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan [9]; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns [8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 63-Kody Swanson [6]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [8]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [8]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [5]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 41-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [6]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 83-Craig Dollansky [1] [-]; 2. 63-Kody Swanson [4] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2] [-]; 4. 21-D.J. Foos [6] [-]; 5. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [3] [$300]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [5] [$250]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8] [$225]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [9] [$200]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7] [$200]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [10] [$200]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$200]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$200]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns [13] [$200]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [14] [$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

3239

0

8

15

21

1

2

2

Shane Stewart

3184

-55

3

12

17

4

3

49

Brad Sweet

3124

-115

2

10

17

2

4

51

Paul McMahan

3096

-143

2

12

17

4

5

29

Kerry Madsen

3080

-159

0

8

18

4

6

71M

Joey Saldana

3076

-163

0

8

17

2

7

7s

Jason Sides

2996

-243

0

7

12

0

8

9

Daryn Pittman

2980

-259

2

8

15

0

9

7

David Gravel

2903

-336

0

2

10

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

2813

-426

0

2

5

1

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

2655

-584

0

1

6

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

2432

-807

0

1

5

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

2181

-1058

0

0

0

0

14

7

Craig Dollansky

2145

-1094

0

1

4

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

2102

-1137

2

4

7

2

16

7H

Jojo Helberg

1487

-1752

0

0

0

0

17

24

Terry McCarl

1481

-1758

1

3

6

0

18

83

Kyle Hirst

1334

-1905

0

1

3

0

19

0

Bud Kaeding

1179

-2060

0

2

3

0

20

44W

Austen Wheatley

1168

-2071

0

0

0

0

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