Schatz Shooting for 6th Championship and Points Title
TSR's Donny Schatz 71 points behind Daryn Pittman
24 nights of racing over the next 3 months doesn't leave a whole bunch of time for Schatz to wrap up a championship from 71 points back. Mathematically it could be done in one night, and also lost in the same. At any track, any driver can win, it will take skill, determination, and luck for Schatz to not only take the lead... but hold on to it for 24 events.
Points titles are not won in a single race, It's a combination of qualifying, placing well, and racing consistently. Schatz isn't the only one eyeing the championship, Paul McMahan is 180 markers back in 3rd place.
One thing is for certain, with McMahan and Pittman having quick time nights in the double digits it could be an uphill climb to the top for the driver of Tony Stewart Racing STP Chevy #15. Daryn Pittman would really like to be the one driver to hand team owner Kasey Kahne his first championship in the World of Outlaws.
Schatz will be looking for his 15th win of the season at The Legendary Bullring Friday. Don't count out Craig Dollansky who has 3 main wins on the 3/10ths mile highbanks. Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser, and Schatz each have a pair of appearances in victory lane. Cody Darrah won in June. Kraig Kinser and Sammy Swindell each have one win.
One might see drivers like Australian James McFadden, Bill Rose, Tim Shaffer, Wayne Johnson, and more one will never know for certain unless you are there.
NLRA Late Models are also on the schedule. Tickets are still available! Reserved/Pit Pass Combo, Reserved and General Admission advance purchase tickets are available online and selling fast! Phone orders are being taken also at: 218-773-3002 (locally).
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Story By: Brian Spieker
Photo By: Rick Rea