10-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz talks about his first impressions of sprint cars, driving a go-kart, and the early days of the family business

Steve Marsh is a journalist and writer who has been to exactly one World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race. Donny Schatz is a 10-time World of Outlaws champion who has raced in 1700 events, winning almost 300 races.

While in Oregon for the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car race at Willamette Speedway they visited Coleman Agriculture’s Alluvial Hop Farm to step away from the track and have a conversation on the back patio of Rogue Ale’s Chatoe Rogue tasting room. This seven-part series gives fans a candid and introspective view of the future Sprint Car Hall Fame driver.