Monday, May 05, 2008

Sprint Car Racing 2008; May 3rd 2008 Historic Night for Schatz at Knoxville Historic Night for Schatz at Knoxville

Now for the news that really matters.

Sounds like Donny Schatz is FINALLY getting it together as he won his first race of the season at Knoxville.

Donny Schatz knows the history of Knoxville Raceway very well and he added his name to that history in couple of different ways on Saturday night. First he put himself in elite company of drivers that have won on opening night at the famed half-mile in Iowa. On top of that, the two-time defending Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and two-time defending Knoxville Nationals winner, picked up his first A-Feature triumph with the series, driving for Tony Stewart Racing.

Schatz took the lead on the 18th lap, powering his way past Steve Kinser on the high-side of the track exiting the fourth turn. One lap earlier he nearly took the lead at the same spot on the track with a similar move. He quickly opened an advantage aboard the Armor All J&J en route to his 71st career Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature win, which moved him into the fifth spot on the all-time win list ahead of 1995 series champion Dave Blaney. He pocketed $10,000 for the win, which was the eighth of his career at Knoxville Raceway.
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