SCHATZ SCORES HIS 26TH WORLD OF OUTLAWS STP SPRINT CAR SERIES VICTORY OF THE SEASON
FREMONT, Ohio - Oct. 18 2014 - Donny Schatz proved Saturday night at Fremont Speedway that nothing can keep him down on the way to his sixth career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.
After qualifying second, Schatz looked well positioned at Fremont - and then disaster struck.
In the second heat of the night, Schatz, who started fourth, slipped back to fifth. In the closing laps he battled Paul McMahan for the fourth and final transfer spot. On the last lap, Schatz tried to get around McMahan, whose car was damaged from contact earlier in the heat, but missed the spot. This put him in the Last Chance Showdown.
"In the heat race we just seemed to get caught up there on the outside by the guys on the front row and made some bad laps and got ourselves behind and had to run the (Last Chance Showdown)," Schatz said.
Schatz started on the pole of the Last Chance Showdown and easily took the win - transferring into the A main.
From an 11th place starting position, Schatz drove his STP / Armor All car into eighth by the first caution on lap three. From there, he made steady progress throughout the feature. After closing on the top-two in lapped traffic, Schatz passed leader Shane Stewart in turns three and four with five to go. He never looked back. Read Full Article