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Donny Schatz Wins His Second Brad Doty Classic at Limaland

Donny Schatz rolls to a big win in the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park as he became just the second driver in the events history to lock down back-to-back victories.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

LIMA, Ohio. - July 11, 2013 - The proverbial Month of Money is here and five-time champion Donny Schatz is heating up, becoming just the second driver to repeat as winner of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic on Thursday night at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Schatz pulled off a slide job to go around leader Shane Stewart on lap 24 and held off Paul McMahan and points leader Daryn Pittman to the checkered flag for his ninth victory of the season as the top three in the championship standings finished in reverse order on the podium.

Schatz started the night by qualifying 8th in his Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All J&J and then winning his heat race. A third-place finish in the dash put him behind Stewart and James McFadden to start the 40-lap A-main, where he fell backwards while struggling with handling due to a full fuel load before beginning his surge to the lead about 10 laps into the feature.

“We didn't start very well, the car started way too tight,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “The longer we went the better we got. Paul was good on restarts and was really good off of the bottom, but once we got speed built up we were better than him.”

McMahan started fifth in the CJB Motorsports GF1 and worked his way through the field patiently, even passing Schatz for the lead on a restart just as the caution waved before the lap could be completed, relegating him back to second where Schatz tried to keep him the rest of the night.

“To come home second isn't a bad night, but to run second at the Brad Doty Classic just sucks,” said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn. “This guy is my hero and this is a race that would mean the world to me, probably as much as Knoxville or the Kings Royal. On restarts I was good, but once he got rolling he got rolling pretty good. On the last restart we dropped a cylinder and we were just thankful the motor stayed together and we came home second.”

Pittman moved from ninth to third, first working the bottom of the track, then on the advice of crew chief Kale Kahne moving up to the top groove where picked up several more spots. Pittman qualified 20th and won his heat race to continue his domination in the overall series standings.

“The car was really good and Kale told me to go to the top, and he told me a few yellows before I actually went up there,” said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. “We're close, to start ninth and finish third on a track like that we were really happy. When I went to the top I started making more speed and could get to McMahan's bumper and just couldn't quite pull it off. For that race track there was no real preferred line, you could run the top, middle or bottom.”

Danny Holtgraver picked up 11 spots en route to a fourth-place finish. David Gravel worked his way up to third momentarily but wound up settling for a fifth-place finish.

Christopher Bell started his night in a big way by setting quick time, but he struggled later as he spun twice in the dash, started the A-main in 12th then had a motor let go in a bellow of smoke down the front stretch.

Jason Sides had one of the most impressive drives of the night, starting the A-main in 24th ahead of the provisional starters and methodically working his way to finish sixth to earn the KSE Hard Charger Award.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action Friday night at Eldora Speedway for the “Knight Before the Kings Royal” and again on Saturday night for the $50,000 to win “Kings Royal” to officially kick off the Month of Money.

LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PARK NOTEBOOK

NOTES - Christopher Bell was the fastest qualifier around high-banked, 1/4-mile oval with a time of 10.953 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Steve Kinser (4 points), Danny Holtgraver (3), Shane Stewart (2) and Sheldon Haudenschild (1). … James McFadden, Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky, and Daryn Pittman won heat races. … The dash draw was a 6 for the 25th time this year. … Shane Stewart won the dash for the first time this year.

BONUS MONEY - Donny Schatz earned a $2,500 bonus for leading on lap 25, an award in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Brad Doty Classic.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Kaeding; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): David Gravel; UNOH ($50 cash): Jason Sides; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Steve Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; Superflow ($50 cash): Danny Smith; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Greg Wilson;KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Jason Sides; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): David Gravel;Armor All (case of product): James McFadden; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Donny Schatz; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): David Gravel, Danny Smith, Tim Kaeding; JE Pistons (set of rings): Danny SMith and Tim Kaeding.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Brad Doty Classic; Limaland Motorsports Park; Lima, Ohio; July 11, 2013

A-Main (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$3,200]; 4. 45-Danny Holtgraver [13] [$2,800]; 5. 6-David Gravel [14] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26] [$1,300]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [21] [$2,050]; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana [16] [$2,000]; 11. 55X-James McFadden [2] [$1,500]; 12. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$1,200]; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell [25] [$300]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$1,050]; 15. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [11] [$1,000]; 16. 4S-Danny Smith [18] [$900]; 17. 24A-Rico Abreu [20] [$800]; 18. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10] [$800]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [19] [$800]; 20. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$800]; 21. 83-Tim Kaeding [17] [$800]; 22. 3G-Shane Stewart [1] [$800]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [23] [$800]; 24. 2-Dale Blaney [15] [$800]; 25. 29X-Christopher Bell [12] [$800]; 26. 5R-Byron Reed [8] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+18].

Qualifying: 1. 29X-Christopher Bell, 10.953; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.983; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 10.991; 4. 3G-Shane Stewart, 10.996; 5. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.044; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.045; 7. 6-David Gravel, 11.052; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.089; 9. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.107; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.118; 11. 55X-James McFadden, 11.121; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.132; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 11.145; 14. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.149; 15. 4S-Danny Smith, 11.152; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.155; 17. 9W-Brandon Wimmer, 11.165; 18. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.196; 19. 24A-Rico Abreu, 11.202; 20. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.207; 21. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.212; 22. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.213; 23. 6R-Bill Rose, 11.229; 24. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 11.237; 25. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.258; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.337; 27. 24H-Brian Sebetto, 11.353; 28. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 11.380; 29. 80-Trey Gustin, 11.443; 30. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.458; 31. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.485; 32. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 11.594; 33. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.595; 34. 16-Danny Mumaw, 11.697; 35. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.718; 36. 81-Paige Polyak, 11.769; 37. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.806; 38. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.890; 39. 7C-Max Stambaugh, 11.899; 40. 7K-Cole Duncan, 11.904; 41. 53-Gary Taylor, 12.047; 42. 4M-Kody Kinser, 12.112; 43. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.173; 44. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.215; 45. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.426; 46. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.663; 47. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.389; 48. O-Cap Henry, nt

Heat 1 (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 55X-James McFadden [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 29X-Christopher Bell [4]; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs [5]; 6. 59-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 53-Gary Taylor [9]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 10. 81-Paige Polyak [8]

Heat 2 (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 24H-Brian Sebetto [6]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [7]; 7. 6-David Gravel [3]; 8. 4M-Kody Kinser [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 10. 96AU-Bruce White [10]

Heat 3 (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan [8]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [2]; 7. 6R-Bill Rose [5]; 8. 45-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 9. 1M-Danny Lasoski [6]; 10. O-Cap Henry [10]

Heat 4 (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu [1]; 5. 83X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 8. 7C-Max Stambaugh [8]; 9. 80-Trey Gustin [6]

Heat 5 (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams [9]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 4S-Danny Smith [2]; 7. 7K-Cole Duncan [8]; 8. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms [6]

Dash (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 3G-Shane Stewart [4]; 2. 55X-James McFadden [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [10]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [11]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams [12]; 11. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 12. 29X-Christopher Bell [6].

C-Main (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan [4] [-]; 2. 4M-Kody Kinser [8] [-]; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah [10] [$125]; 4. 81-Paige Polyak [2] [$125]; 5. 53-Gary Taylor [7] [$125]; 6. 7C-Max Stambaugh [5] [$100]; 7. 7K-Cole Duncan [6] [$100]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [3] [$100]; 9. 16-Danny Mumaw [1] [$100]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9] [$100]; 11. O-Cap Henry [12] [$100]; 12. 96AU-Bruce White [11] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6-David Gravel [3] [-]; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver [1] [-]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [4] [-]; 4. 4S-Danny Smith [5] [-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$200]; 6. 24H-Brian Sebetto [11] [$180]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [16] [$175]; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan [17] [$160]; 9. 1M-Danny Lasoski [12] [$150]; 10. 6R-Bill Rose [7] [$150]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [9] [$150]; 12. 83X-Tim Shaffer [8] [$150]; 13. 40-Caleb Helms [14] [$150]; 14. 4M-Kody Kinser [18] [$150]; 15. 80-Trey Gustin [13] [$150]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [2] [$150]; 17. 97-Dean Jacobs [6] [$150]; 18. 59-Jac Haudenschild [15] [$150].


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