Schatz looks ahead to I-55 doubleheader
FARGO, N.D. (April 10, 2023) – After Mother Nature created a slow start to the year, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule is moving right along, full speed ahead. The series has now completed events in four consecutive weeks after it took nearly a month to get the first five races in the books to start the season.
Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 team have the next two tracks on their calendar circled, with stops at two of Schatz’s favorite circuits – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri and Knoxville Raceway at the Sprint Car Capital of the World in Knoxville, Iowa.
The Outlaws head to I-55 this weekend for a spring doubleheader, which will serve as a prelude to the Ironman weekend later this year in August.
Schatz has two career wins at the high-banked one-third mile oval and has a total of 18 podium finishes in 45 starts, including nine runner-up finishes. In three starts at I-55 last year, Schatz collected a pair of fourth place finishes and a 9th place effort at the lone April race.
Over his past five starts at the speedway, Schatz finished inside the top 10 in each race with an average finish of 6.4.
The following weekend, the Greatest Show on Dirt heads to the famed Marion County Fairgrounds half-mile of Knoxville Raceway. Unforgettably, Schatz scored his 11th Knoxville Nationals title in August to highlight his 2023 season.
Schatz will be looking to get back on top this weekend, following finishes of 11th last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri and 13th at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday.
The 10-time series champion currently sits seventh in the standings, 126 markers out of the lead.
Schatz and the entire Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team would like to thank all of their great partners for their continued support!
Carquest Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Curb Records, Ford Performance, Sage Fruit, Mobil 1, Absolute Automation & Security, Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, Hunt Brothers Pizza, J&J Auto Racing, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts
2023 World of Outlaws Stats:
Top Fives: 4
Top Tens: 5
Previous World of Outlaws Results at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55:
2022 – 4th on August 6 (started 4th); 4th on August 5 (started 2nd); 9th on April 16 (started 6th)
2021 – 9th on August 7 (started 2nd); 6th on August 6 (started 10th); 11th on April 3 (started 17th); 20th on April 2nd (started 2nd)
2020 – 5th on August 8 (started 6th); 4th on August 7 (started 4th); 8th on May 23 (started 25th); 7th on May 22 (started 11th)
2019 – 2nd on August 3 (started 2nd, led 10 laps); 3rd on August 2 (started 2nd);
2018 – 2nd on April 22 (started on the pole); 9th on August 3 (started 5th); 7th on August 4 (started 3rd)
2017 – 2nd on August 4 (started 4th)
2016 – 4th on August 5 (started 4th); 9th on August 6 (started 17th)
2015 – 6th on May 2 (started 16th); 1st on August 7 (started 6th; led 12 laps); 3rd on August 8 (started 4th; led 12 laps)
2014 – 3rd on April 26 (started 3rd); 3rd on August 1 (started 5th); 2nd on August 2 (started 5th; led 19 laps)
2013 – 2nd on Aug. 3 (started 13th)
2012 – 2nd on Oct. 13 (started 7th); 2nd on Oct. 13 (started 2nd)
2011 – 5th on Aug. 5 (started 8th)
2010 – 6th on April 17 (started 11th); 5th on Aug. 6 (started 4th); 7th on Aug. 7 (started 7th)
2009 – 3rd on Aug. 7 (started 4th; led 10 laps); 4th on Aug. 8 (started 14th)
2008 – 8th on April 5 (started 11th)
2007 – 2nd on July 7 (started 4th)
2006 – 1st on April 1 (led all 40 laps); 4th on July 8 (led 7 laps)
2005 – 5th on April 2, 2nd on July 8
2004 – 24th on April 17 (started 2nd); 6th on Aug. 7
2003 – 4th on April 12 (started 4th); 6th on July 12 (started 7th)
2002 – 3rd on March 30 (started 10th); 11th on July 13 (started 10th)
2001 – 5th on March 24 (started 20th); 3rd on July 14 (started 12th)
2000 – 11th on July 22
1999 – 13th on July 24
1998 – 17th on July 25, 23rd on Oct. 9; 7th on Oct. 10
1997 – 17th on May 18, 10th on Oct. 10; 18th on Oct. 11