Schatz Will Race Late Model & Sprint Car June 21st at The Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks ND Donny Schatz New Late Model | Photo Courtesy: Shawn Peterson - North Dakota Race Photos
Five-time and reigning World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz will be pulling double duty in next weekend's World of Outlaws/NLRA Late Model doubleheader at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
The Fargo resident will be piloting Tony Stewart Racing's No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet Performance J&J in competition with the Outlaws as he chases his sixth WoO championship. Schatz, who currently ranks third and trails leader Daryn Pittman by 146 points, is tied with Pittman and Tim Kaeding for most wins on the tour this year with five. Schatz is a two-time winner at the 3/10-mile dirt oval winning twice - in 2008, he set quick time and then raced from 11th to win the 40-lap A-Feature, and in June of 2009, he started second and led 39 of the 40 laps - and has finished inside the top seven in all 11 WoO A-Feature events at the track. Last season, he raced from 11th to fourth in June and finished second to Sammy Swindell in August.
He'll also be driving his No. 15 Fargo Petro/Fastlane Car Wash backed dirt late model in competition at the track for the first time. Schatz, who made his debut in a dirt late model last June in Tony Stewart's charity event - The Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway - has competed twice this season in North Dakota in the late model. He won the feature event at Williston Basin Speedway on May 25 and made it two wins in two starts the following night with a thrilling last lap pass at Nodak Speedway in his hometown of Minot.
"We're excited about the opportunity to give the fans a chance to see someone compete in both classes," admitted Schatz. "The World of Outlaws race is the focus and we really need to get our STP car back to victory lane at River Cities. We've had some good runs up there, but it's been a few years since we've won one. There are so many great fans that support the racing in Grand Forks and we're going to do everything we can to win that World of Outlaws feature. Running the dirt late model has been a lot of fun and it's just something to remind me of what it's like to race for fun. It's been a big learning, curve and I know it's going to be tough up there. Those guys are really good. I'm just learning as much as I can every time I get into the car. It should be a great night of racing. I know my STP guys are really looking forward to us getting up there and having a chance to win that Sprint car feature. We'll go out and do our best."
Story provided by: True Speed Communication
Photo Source: Matt Peterson
Great Clips #5 NASCAR on Display at River Cities Speedway June 21st 2013
Great Clips Racing is part of the JR Motorsports lineup for 2013, and our showcar tour features the Chevrolet you’ll see Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Brad Sweet drive in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season. The companion open-wheel Great Clips #9 car is driven on the World of Outlaws circuit by Daryn Pittman. Our team drivers can’t be everywhere, but their cars can.
2013’s Great Showcar Tour provides a true centerpiece drawing fans of all ages eager to get a close-up look at NASCAR and World of Outlaws racecars. Heads turn and loyal racing fans line up to capitalize on the 2013 Great Showcar Tour. We make it easy to take advantage of the opportunity to generate excitement and captivate a crowd.
2013’s Great Showcar Tour includes sports venues, fairs, festivals, theme parks, museums and malls nationwide.
At every site our experienced Showcar Host will answer questions and educate the crowd about our team and drivers. With your permission, we distribute autographed photo “hero” cards of our drivers Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman as a commemorative for fans.
See you June 21st at River Cities Speedway for a great night of Fun and Racing!
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY UPDATE! 5/31/13
ATTENTION ALL DRIVER’S AND PIT CREW MEMBERS: Based on the rain out program on 5/31/13 the following 4-12 rule will apply. Please be sure to bring you wristband from last week and you will not be charged pit entry fees.
Race fans in attendance on 5/31/13 bring your ticket stub for entry into this weeks races.
2013 River Cities Speedway Rules:
4-12: For the races that get rained out; anytime we at least get half the laps in the races will be called complete; however, any race less will start from the beginning on the make- up date.
*BECAUSE OF THE LATE SPRING THE SCHOOL BUS RACES SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 7TH , HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 19TH !
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River Cities Speedway wishes all of you a great Memorial Day
Grand Forks ND: Here is a video highlight from last weeks May 17th 2013 races and tonight RCS is expecting a lot of cars and the racing like always will be action packed. See you at THe Bullring, Hot Laps Start at 6:30 and races start at 7:30 pm.
Video Source: Mark Sinn