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Schatz Notches Sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win of the Year

Donny Schatz topped the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the sixth time in 2013 with his win on Friday night at Jackson Speedway.

Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

JACKSON, Minn. - June 14, 2013 - Donny Schatz drove to his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night in the Big Game Shootout Presented by Eyecon Trail Cameras at Jackson Speedway.

Schatz started the 30-lap feature on the inside of the third row in his Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All J&J and quickly worked his way to the front. By lap 10 he had moved into second behind points leader Daryn Pittman, then exchanged the lead with Pittman from laps 13 through 15.

When a caution flew with 14 laps in the books, Pittman used the restart to run out to another quick lead in the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips GF1, but the restart was called back when officials declared David Gravel had jumped too soon.

Schatz learned from that start and would not be beaten again. As he and Pittman charged into turn one, Pittman again went to the bottom, but this time Schatz made the high-side work and powered around Pittman. Schatz pulled away as best he could, navigating through traffic but still maintaining his advantage to the checkered flag for the series-leading sixth time this season.

“We had a great car, we were good early, it took maybe three laps to get going, but once the track got on the bottom we found the bottom first and were able to get past Daryn,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “He got us back on the start, but it's hats off to these STP guys, this is the same car we struggled with last weekend, they took it all apart and found a few things and put new pieces on it and it's pretty good. Everyone has done their jobs really well and we're just happy to get a win.”

Pittman continued to try to run down Schatz but also maintained his lead over the impressive battle for third between pole-sitter Craig Dollansky and Sammy Swindell.

“I figured someone was coming, you could see the bottom was getting used quite a bit, and I noticed I wasn't catching lapped cars as quick as we probably should have been,” said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. “I moved down in three and four and it felt pretty good, but I just didn't move down quick enough in one and two and he got by us. We were able to get by him, you know that wasn't the end of our race I just gave it away on the restart, I just went to slow around the bottom and he got around on the outside.”

Dollansky and Swindell put on a show for the final spot on the podium, with Tim Kaeding lurking just behind, ready to jump on any mistakes. Whether competing with each other or attempting to move through lapped cars, Dollansky and Swindell threw move after move on each other as Kaeding pulled close any time the teammates found traffic.

Dollansky started on the pole, looking for his third consecutive victory after a couple of dominating runs last weekend, but Pittman seized the lead on the opening lap. Then Schatz was clearly on the move and was able to work past Dollansky on the bottom. Swindell started attacking mid-race and the two had fans on the edge of their seats the rest of the race. Swindell passed Dollansky on the bottom of turn one, but Dollansky pushed back. Dollansky continued to work the highest part of the track all the way around, and with just a few laps remaining passed Swindell, who charged back and was eventually only .245 seconds behind Dollansky at the finish.

“Definitely would like to get a win here with the Eyecon Trail Camera team we had a great starting spot, but we had a good battle going on with Sammy once we slid back there in third,” said Dollansky, an Elk River, Minn., native and driver of the Eyecon Trail Cameras/Big Game Treestands Maxim. “We came home third, those boys Daryn and Donny were running pretty good. We're working on trying to be consistent. You know if you're running up there like that, the wins will come.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back on track Saturday night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the Mediacom Shootout, the final visit to the track before the historic Knoxville Nationals.


NOTES - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval with a time of 14.072 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Sammy Swindell (4 points), Daryn Pittman (3), Craig Dollansky (2) and David Gravel (1). … Jason Sides, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah won heat races. … The dash draw was a 4 for the fourth time this year. … Craig Dollansky won the dash for the fourth time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Travis Whitney; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky;Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; UNOH ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brooke Tatnell; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brooke Tatnell; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Superflow ($50 cash): Mark Dobmeier; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): David Gravel; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Danny Lasoski; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Joey Saldana; Armor All (case of product): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 certificate); Donny Schatz; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Craig Dollansky, Kerry Madsen, Travis Whitney; JE Pistons (set of rings): Kerry Madsen and Travis Whitney.


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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Jackson (Minn.) Speedway; June 14, 2013

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [$2,800]; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding [4] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [13] [$2,050]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [8] [$2,000]; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski [16] [$1,500]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah [9] [$1,200]; 13. 13-Mark Dobmeier [14] [$1,100]; 14. 82-Jason Solwold [17] [$1,050]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [20] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19] [$900]; 17. 6-David Gravel [11] [$800]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [22] [$800]; 20. 4-Cody Darrah [12] [$800]; 21. 56-David Heskin [18] [$800]; 22. 23W-Scott Winters [24] [$800]; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer [21] [$800]; 24. 16-Travis Whitney [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-12, 14; Donny Schatz 13, 15-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 33-Danny Lasoski [+5].

Qualifying: 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.068; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.081; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.244; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.271; 5. 6-David Gravel, 16.312; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.352; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.369; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 16.429; 9. 83-Tim Kaeding, 16.431; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 16.479; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.504; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah, 16.516; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.521; 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 16.541; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 16.542; 16. 97G-Jody Rosenboom, 16.543; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.546; 18. 33-Danny Lasoski, 16.564; 19. 82-Jason Solwold, 16.565; 20. 56-David Heskin, 16.582; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.622; 22. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.635; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer, 16.711; 24. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.756; 25. 16-Travis Whitney, 16.838; 26. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 16.838; 27. 23W-Scott Winters, 16.930; 28. 93-Derrick Lusk, 16.953; 29. 6R-Bill Rose, 16.981; 30. 25-Dylan Peterson, 17.028; 31. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 17.136; 32. O5-Bill Boles, 18.079; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 18.286; 34. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 18.323.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 6-David Gravel [3]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [7]; 8. 6R-Bill Rose [8]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [5]; 6. 25-Dylan Peterson [8]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 82-Jason Solwold [5]; 5. 23W-Scott Winters [7]; 6. 91-Dusty Zomer [6]; 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund [8]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 63-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 56-David Heskin [5]; 6. 93-Derrick Lusk [7]; 7. O5-Bill Boles [8]; 8. 97G-Jody Rosenboom [1].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 8. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [9]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10].

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3] [-]; 3. 91-Dusty Zomer [5] [-]; 4. 16-Travis Whitney [6] [-]; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska [2] [$200]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7] [$180]; 7. 97G-Jody Rosenboom [4] [$175]; 8. 93-Derrick Lusk [8] [$160]; 9. 6R-Bill Rose [9] [$150]; 10. O5-Bill Boles [12] [$150]; 11. 25-Dylan Peterson [10] [$150]; 12. 4W-Matt Wasmund [11] [$150]; 13. 97-Alan Gilbertson [14] [$150]; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle [13] [$150].

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