World of Outlaws champ Donny Schatz looks to continue recent Golden State success
March 18th & 19th at the Stockton Dirt Track
By Gary Thomas
Stockton, CA – February 9, 2016…The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season officially kicks-off this Friday night at the Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, where Donny Schatz opens his title defense looking to bring home an eighth career series title. Schatz & the rest of the Outlaws will tackle the Stockton Dirt Track in just over a month’s time on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19 in the FVP Western Spring Shootout.
Narrowly missing out on a victory in 2014, the Fargo, North Dakota veteran returned this past season to claim a scintillating feature in Stockton, narrowly beating out Shane Stewart by 0.220 seconds on opening night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout. After not winning in the Golden State since 2012, Schatz had his best ever season in California last year, also scoring the Mini Gold Cup & Gold Cup in Chico, the Brad Sweet Short Track Showdown in Placerville and the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown in Calistoga.
Overall last season Schatz raced to an amazing 31 wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and captured the title by a massive 544-points. Included in those triumphs was his ninth victory in the sports biggest event, the FVP Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. Schatz will be gunning to have another career year in 2016 aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/ Bad Boy Buggies No. 15 machine. The California swing will once again play a major part in developing momentum for the rest of the season. Read More!