Donny Schatz Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Seeking Strong California Finish
INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2016) - The nomadic nine-month journey to claim a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship is filled with a number of challenging chapters. For the 20th season, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing's (TSR) Donny Schatz is embarking on the quest of crisscrossing the United States, and the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J is looking to close one of the more challenging parts of the early season on a high note.
Schatz's next-to-last stop during the Outlaws' annual spring tour of California takes him to Bakersfield Speedway Friday for the first time since 2005, and the 11-race Golden State tour concludes with the series' annual stop in Southern California at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night. The Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance team made up of Schatz and crewmen Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti knows that making its way through the dirt track battles on dirt ovals ranging in size from quarter-miles to 3/8-miles to half-miles, where oftentimes the surfaces get faster as the night goes on, test even the strongest of teams. With only two races remaining, the team has already matched its win total of four during last year's early California tour that ultimately led to a career-best 31 WoO A-Feature wins for Schatz and a seventh WoO title by season's end.
Sides Wrapping Up World of Outlaws West Coast Spring Swing This Weekend
Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 12, 2016) - Jason Sides is slated to invade a trio of tracks this weekend as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series spring swing through the West comes to a close.
Sides will tackle Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., for the Budweiser Bash on Friday. It will mark his first trip back to the track since he established a new track record in 2006 and placed ninth in the main event.Read more: Sides Wrapping Up World of Outlaws West Coast Spring Swing This Weekend
Larson Marks Racing Aims For Wins In Wine Country
WEST COAST RUN: The Larson Marks Racing team continues its 15-race West Coast swing this weekend at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. In 10 races so far out west, the team has earned one win, six top fives, and 10 top-10 finishes.
STEWART ON CALISTOGA: "I always look forward to Calistoga Speedway," said Stewart. "It's a cool place to hang out and David Abreu has really turned it around. We had some strong runs there last year, so I'm hoping to capitalize on that this year."
CALISTOGA TOP FIVES: In 2015, Stewart qualified 14th and won his heat race on Saturday night. He earned the sixth starting position and climbed to a second-place finish. The following night, Stewart qualified second and finished fourth in his heat race as well as the dash and the main event.
Sides Scores Top-10 Finish at Silver Dollar Speedway during Mini Gold Cup
Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (April 6, 2016) - Jason Sides capped last weekend by capturing his fourth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Sides rallied from 15th to a ninth-place result on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Mini Gold Cup.Read more: Sides Scores Top-10 Finish at Silver Dollar Speedway during Mini Gold Cup
Schatz Races to Fifth Outlaw Triumph of 2016
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz raced to his fifth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series A-Feature victory Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California to conclude a Friday-Saturday doubleheader in the Golden State. His run from 14th to first to capture his third career Mini Gold Cup crown at Silver Dollar came on the heels of a charge from 18th to sixth Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.
Both Saturday's victory and his charge Friday came aboard the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J and earned the seven-time and reigning WoO champion the KSE Hard Charger Award. That's three consecutive Hard Charger Awards for Schatz, who raced from 20th to eighth March 23 at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. The ability to charge forward has been a signature for Schatz during his first 19 seasons with "The Greatest Show on Dirt," and it's continued in 2016.Read more: Schatz Races to Fifth Outlaw Triumph of 2016
Donny Schatz Chasing Another Outlaw Title with Chevrolet
Iconic American Manufacturer Continues Successful Partnership with TSR
INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2016) - The second season of the partnership between Chevrolet Performance and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is off to a fast start for Donny Schatz as he pursues an eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship and second with Chevrolet. With a dozen of this year's 92 scheduled races complete, the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J leads the series in victories with four and heads back into action this weekend at one of the America's most historic dirt tracks.
Schatz and the rest of the Outlaws continue their annual spring California swing with races at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville tonight and the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico Saturday. "The Greatest Show on Dirt" has been racing in Chico since 1979, and last season Schatz won both the Mini Gold Cup in the spring and the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the quarter-mile dirt oval.
Sides Picks Up Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Stockton Dirt Track
Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - Jason Sides powered to his career-best result at the Stockton Dirt Track last Saturday to cap the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
"It was a lot better than the last two or three years there," he said. "Just to get out of there without tearing anything up was good after the time we've had there in recent years."
The weekend began last Friday with Sides qualifying 20th quickest. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to lock himself into the 20th starting position for the main event.Read more: Sides Picks Up Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Stockton Dirt Track
Schatz Sweeps Outlaws’ FVP Western Spring Shootout
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz became the first World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series competitor to reach four A-Feature triumphs this season after sweeping Friday and Saturday night’s FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track.
Schatz raced the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J to victory in Friday night’s 30-lap A-Feature, overtaking Brian Brown on lap 17 en route to his third triumph of the season and 207th of his career. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion followed up that performance with a charge from sixth in Saturday’s 30-lap finale to become a three-time winner in six starts at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds 3/8-mile, dirt oval.Read more: Schatz Sweeps Outlaws’ FVP Western Spring Shootout
Sides Looking for First Top 10 at Stockton Dirt Track This Weekend with World of Outlaws
Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 16, 2016) - Jason Sides will return to action this Friday and Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track, where he is searching for his first career top 10.
Sides has recorded a 13th-place result each of the past two years at the 3/8-mile oval in Stockton, Calif., where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hosts the FVP Western Spring Shootout this weekend.
"There is usually a pretty big crowd there and a lot of the top California racers," he said. "We've only been there a few times and haven't put together a complete night yet so hopefully we'll be able to accomplish that this Friday and Saturday."Read more: Sides Looking for First Top 10 at Stockton Dirt Track This Weekend with World of Outlaws
Donny Schatz, Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Look to Continue Stockton Success
INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2016) – The good news for seven-time and reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is that the California swing rolls on this weekend with two nights of racing at the Stockton Dirt Track. After an uncharacteristic beginning to the 11-race tour last weekend, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J resumes action with two races at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, where Schatz has earned three podium finishes in four career starts.Read more: Donny Schatz, Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Look to Continue Stockton Success