BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Less than two months after Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team owner, Tony Stewart, powered a Ford FPS 410 to victory lane during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competition in Plymouth, Wisconsin, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz did the same, this time during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
The victory, Schatz’ tenth of the season with the Greatest Show On Dirt, was accomplished in convincing fashion, powering ahead from fifth on the grid to take command on lap 13. Forced to outduel ‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown during the early stages, Schatz’ takeover on lap 13 was the product of a near-full lap drag race with Brown, ultimately beating the Missouri-native back to the line to lead the circuit.
“It’s pretty rewarding,” said Schatz about winning with the new Ford engine. “Sometimes you have to do things in life that are off the beaten path. That’s what this whole program is. They got a lot of dedication to it. Tony (Stewart) does. And what Tony asks us to do we do. Here we are.”
In addition to his victory at Lakeside Speedway, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, earned a top-ten finish during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, October 19.
An impressive recovery, Schatz earned his eighth place outcome from the outside of row seven, forced to start deep after finishing fifth during heat race action.
With all results considered, the Fargo, North Dakota-native still trails World of Outlaws point leader, Brad Sweet, by 32 markers heading into the two-day stint at Port Royal Speedway.
Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will make their way back to the Keystone State and prepare for a doubleheader at the ‘Speed Palace.’
Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, will host the Greatest Show On Dirt during the annual Nittany Showdown on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26. The two-day showstopper will award a total winner’s share equaling $23,000: $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday. Donny Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws winner at Port Royal Speedway, earning the Tuscarora 50 $51,000+ top prize in 2018.