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FARGO, ND (November 5) - The celebration continued throughout the week for Donny Schatz and his ParkerStore sponsored World of Outlaws team following their first championship season. With last weekend's races concluding the 2006 campaign, Schatz put an exclamation point on a career-best season by racing his way to victory in the final night of action at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday.

It marked the third time in his career that he concluded a season with a victory behind the wheel of his No. 15 ParkerStore sponsored J&J with Shaver power and also ended the 2006 season the same way it started for the victory lane. Schatz, ParkerStore Team Score First WoO Championship

Also Named Rookie of the Year

Chico, CA
– Cycleland Speedway held their season closing high point awards banquet that saw ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson crowned the Champion and Rookie of the Year for the top division, the 500cc Opens. The championship, Larson’s tenth in his seven year career, was clinched the prior week when Larson scored a thrilling last lap victory, while etching his name on the six foot QRC Cup Perpetual trophy. Larson also took home the third place hardware in the Open Intermediate division.

Before the start of the awards ceremonies that honored all of Cycleland’s six divisions the annual 100 lap races were run and Larson competed in the final event that combined all three of the track’s 500cc divisions – Open, Open Intermediates and Sportsman. Larson drove his ParkerStore/Grandpa George Motors/QRC Factory Kart to fast time to earn the pole position over the 28 kart field in the century grind. Larson took the lead at the start and dominated the first 31 laps of the race. After pitting at that point Larson emerged fifth in the restart lineup. While still running in fifth ten laps later contact with another kart in turn four knocked Larson’s chain off, ending his attempt to win his third 100 lap event in three years. Tyler Reddick drove flawlessly and went on to win the race of attrition that saw ten of the top 11 qualifiers and nearly ¾ of the field eliminated before the checkered flag. ParkerStore Driver Larson Awarded Cycleland Championship

TUCSON, AZ (October 22) - Donny Schatz is a driven individual and when he puts his mind to something the sky is the limit. On Saturday night, the current World of Outlaws points leader wanted to score a clean sweep in honor of the late Ted Johnson. The Fargo, ND racer and his ParkerStore team nearly pulled it off at USA Race Park in Tucson as Schatz set quick time, won his heat race and the feature event, only finishing second in the dash event.

"It was a pretty emotional night and I really wanted a clean sweep for Ted," said Schatz, following his series leading 16th "A" feature win. "The bottom line for tonight was it still was about racing. Even with our minds occupied with thoughts for the Johnson family, I knew we had to go out and do something special." Schatz, ParkerStore Team Inch Closer to WoO Title with Emotional Win Number 16

Knoxville, Iowa - Oct. 9, 2006 - By: Tony Veneziano, WoO Sprint Series PR Director

Before taking to the famed Knoxville Raceway for the first time since winning the 46th Annual Knoxville Nationals on August 12, Donny Schatz along with his parents/car owners Diane and Danny Schatz, were honored by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday afternoon, as the 2006 champions of the event.

The Schatz’s had their name emblazoned on the Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions which sits outside of the NSCHoF, along with all the other past winners and car owners of the most prestigious race in sprint car racing. Donny, Danny & Diane Schatz Honored for Knoxville Nationals Title

Larson also sets
all time track
qualifying record

Chico, CA – Holding a slim point lead with the 500cc Open Division championship on the line, playing it conservative would have been the logical strategy for ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson to take in the final feature event of the Cycleland Speedway point season. But not playing it safe only added to the amazing finish to the QRC Cup Perpetual Trophy race and championship point season, both taken with a flourish at the end. To add to his tenth sprint kart championship in a seven year career, which should also include the Rookie of the Year award at next weeks banquet, Larson also set the all time Cycleland Speedway track record, with a new qualifying standard of 10.156 on the lightning fast track. The championship is Larson’s fifth in his two year association with ParkerStore. ParkerStore Driver Claims Tenth Championship


EAGLE, NE - (Sept. 15) - It was all in the number 15 on Friday night during the World of Outlaws 1/3-Mile Nationals at Eagle Raceway just east of Lincoln, NE. Donny Schatz made an incredible charge in his ParkerStore sponsored No. 15 J&J racing from the 15th starting spot to pick up his 15th WoO win (13th "A" plus two prelims) of 2006 on the 15th of September.

"That was as much fun as I have had all year," said Schatz after leading the final two laps en route to victory. "This feels awesome to be back in victory lane. My guys worked awful hard to give me a racecar this good so the we could charge from as far as we had to come. I have to thank the fans for coming out and I hope everyone enjoyed the show." Schatz Chargers ParkerStore J&J to Victory at Eagle

Chico, CA – After a three week break from point racing as the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars rolled through Northern California, Cycleland Speedway held round number 16 of 18. ParkerStore Outlaw Kart Driver Kyle Larson enjoyed another good night as he increased his point lead in the top 500cc Open Division and drastically cut the deficit in the 500cc Open Intermediate with third and second place finishes in the respective feature races.

In the Open division Larson qualified fourth of the 25 karts assembled and started third in the six kart eight lap trophy dash. After an exciting battle with pole starter Camron Mendes, Larson emerged with a hard fought win which gave him the fifth starting spot in the feature race. The Becker brothers, Daniel and Sean, started on the front row with Daniel taking the initial lead as Larson powered into third. On lap seven S. Becker took the lead and held it through a lap 12 yellow flag. As the race restarted D. Becker got into the back of his brother, causing both to spin while Larson inherited the lead. As Larson lead in the top groove, behind him the pack began to use the bottom groove on the rapidly changing track, with the track quickly turning to a rubberdown surface. As the race wound down second running Michael Helwig surprised Larson with a pass in turn two of lap 19. As Larson attempted to fight back Tyler Wolf also got underneath on the last lap, nipping Larson by a kart length at the finish. Although Wolf finished ahead of Larson, the ParkerStore driver earned two more points than Wolf on the night to lead by 15 with two point races remaining. Top Finishes Highlight Larson's Point Chances

Chico, CA – With the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, and fellow ParkerStore driver Donny Schatz, in town for the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway Cycleland Speedway held their annual Tuesday Showcase and Kyle Larson was on hand to race in the 500cc Open and 250cc Intermediate Divisions. After restarting 21st after an early race spin, Larson recovered and drove to fifth in the Open Division main event, while in the Intermediate feature the carburetor fell off while the youngster was racing in third place, ultimately scoring an 11th place finish. Larson Garners Fifth In Outlaw Showcase Race

ALGER, WA (August 28) - The 2006 World of Outlaws season continues to unfold with one thing being a constant. That constant is the consistency Donny Schatz and his ParkerStore No. 15 J&J with Shaver power has shown throughout the campaign.

The results from this weekend's two-night program in the Northwest were right in line with what the team has been doing all season: contend for victories. Schatz leads the WoO series in a several categories including the point standings, victories, and second place finishes.

The Fargo, ND racer claimed Friday's preliminary feature and finished second in Saturday's $25,000-to-win finale at Skagit Speedway. The results helped continue the team's assault on the 2006 crown. Schatz, ParkerStore Team Score First and Second in Washington

Takes over Point Lead
Chico, CA
– ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson swept both Main Events in the 500cc divisions at Cycleland Speedway Saturday night. The wins in the Open and Open Intermediate divisions are thought to be the first time a driver has been able to score the double dip the two top divisions. In the process Larson was able to retake the Open Division point lead he lost in June, when he missed a race so he could compete in a midget for the first time at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona, claiming an impressive fifth place finish there.

Larson qualified second of the 23 karts in the Open Division and lined up fifth in the six kart eight lap trophy dash. He advanced to second at the finish and earned the sixth starting spot in the A-Main. After six laps of the main the ParkerStore/Grandpa George Motors/QRC Factory Kart driver found himself still mired in his original starting position. On lap seven the young charger began to advance as he moved into fifth. By lap 10 he cracked the top four and set out for leader Emalee Ramirez and the Becker brothers, Sean and Daniel. Larson disposed of D. Becker on lap 13 and began to close on Outlaw Kart Legend and Sprint Car Champion S. Becker, completing the pass a lap later. On the 17th lap Larson dove underneath Ramirez in turn three and led the last three laps to score his fourth win in the Opens this Cycleland Speedway season. Double Feature Wins For Larson

Chico, CA – ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson ventured north of the California border to race at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Oregon before returning the next day for point race number 14 at Cycleland Speedway near Chico. Larson raced in the 500cc Open and Open Intermediate divisions at both race tracks and garnered finishes between second and seventh in the four A-mains contested.

At Southern Oregon Larson qualified fast time in the 23 kart Open Division and second of the 11 karts in the Open Intermediates. He swept both heat races and also won the Open Intermediate trophy dash before finishing 3rd in the Open dash. On a very narrow rubberdown racetrack hindered by high temperatures, Larson started third in the Open Intermediate main. While running third on a lap four restart the second place kart of Leslee Pierson bogged causing fourth running Kenny Allen to get into Larson, causing both to stall. Larson retarted at the back and was able to drive back to fourth at the finish as Stephanie Rotarius drove to the win. Larson Continues to Battle for Point Lead

KNOXVILLE, IA - Donny Schatz couldn't quite believe that he had just won the biggest race in sprint car racing on Saturday night. He was waiting for his alarm to go off, because he thought he must have been dreaming.

This was a dream alright, but it was very real as the World of Outlaws points leader raced his No. 15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power to victory in the 46th Annual Super Clean Knoxville Nationals. The competition may be having nightmares about how fast Schatz was all week overcoming years of frustration from being close to winning yet coming up one spot short four times.

Chico, CA - After a two year absence from the outlaw sprint kart racing calendar, the prestigious Golden State Championships returned to Cycleland Speedway and ParkerStore driver Kyle Larson had top results in three divisions during the two days of racing. All three of Cycleland’s 500cc divisions (Open, Open Intermediate and Sportsman) were combined for the Open Division and Larson was competing to score points in the Open and Open Intermediate Divisions. His third place finish in the Open Division feature on Saturday night also resulted in the Golden Sate Championship in the Open Intermediate Division. In what was scored as a race within a race, Larson was the first across the finish line of the Open Intermediate drivers in the 50 lap event. He also competed in the 250cc Intermediate Division and scored another third place finish after leading a majority of the race. Larson Claims Open Intermediate Golden State Championship

SARVER, PA (July 18) - Donny Schatz was extremely disappointed on Saturday night after finishing second in the 23rd annual King's Royal presented by Crown Royal. Tonight, the current World of Outlaws points leader can empathize with Ed Lynch, Jr. who finished second in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XV at Lernerville Speedway.

Schatz got the spot he wanted on this night claiming his first Silver Cup crown by making another thrilling run from the sixth starting position in his No. 15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power. He made the winning move around race leader Ed Lynch, Jr. in turns one and two on the 34th lap of the 40-lap race and then drove away during the final five and half laps to pick up the $30,000 first prize. Schatz Takes ParkerStore J&J to Silver Cup Crown

Chico, CA – ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson drove to his second straight feature win in the 500cc Open Division as action returned to Cycleland Speedway after a holiday break for the Fourth of July. Larson also competed in the 500cc Open Intermediate Division and came away with a third place finish.

Larson qualified seventh quick of 25 entries in the Open Division, which gave Larson the pole position of the first eight lap heat race. Larson led every lap of the event and earned another pole for the A-Main event. He was able to also lead all 20 laps of the A-Main unchallenged and garner his third Open division feature win of the season. Two in a Row for Larson at Cycleland

FARGO, ND (July 9) - As the World of Outlaws season nears its midway point, Donny Schatz and his ParkerStore team find themselves just where they hoped to be at this stage of the season.

Schatz leads the World of Outlaws points standings, his seven "A" feature wins leads the series, and he has also led the most feature laps to date (205). Following another busy weekend of action with races in Lawrenceburg (IN) on Friday and Pevely (MO) on Saturday, Schatz and his team are set to embark on the part of the schedule that can really define their season.

"We've started well and accomplished some of the goals we had, but we're hungry for a whole lot more," said Schatz, who races the No. 15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power. "This next month is the time when it takes an entire team working together to be where you want to be. The guys have been working hard all year and now its time for us to crank it up a notch higher. It's not just the money that's out there, but its a chance to keep building on what we started."

Phoenix, Arizona – Reigning 125cc and 500cc National Outlaw Sprint Kart Champion Kyle Larson competed in the first midget race of his career Saturday, June 17th at the legendary Manzanita Speedway and wowed onlookers as he drove through the pack from 18th starting like a veteran, ultimately claiming fifth in the car Jerry Coons, Jr. drove to the 2005 Belleville Nationals title.

Larson, the 13 year old from Elk Grove, California, was taking his maiden voyage with the Arizona Midget Racing Association (AMRA) as the group raced on the 1/3 mile track while sharing the bill with the Arizona Sprint Car Association (ASCA) non wing 360 sprint cars, who utilized the half mile track during the 40th annual running of the Hank Arnold Memorial. Larson Shines in Manzy Midget Debut

FARGO, ND - The pressure of performing well in front of grandstands packed with die hard sprint car fans is something Donny Schatz is very familiar with. The current World of Outlaws point’s leader entered this weekend's World of Outlaws Duel in the Dakotas knowing this was his only chance to race in front of the fans at Red River Valley Speedway.

Since he first competed with Outlaws at the half-mile high banked dirt oval in located in his home state of North Dakota, Schatz had twice ended his evening in victory lane (the 2002 finale and 2003 prelim). This weekend, Schatz put his No. 15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power there two more times sweeping the World of Outlaws only 2006 visit. ParkerStore Team Dominates Duel in the Dakotas Finale

Chico, CA – ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson enjoyed another big night at Cycleland Speedway as he raced to his first win in the 500cc Open Intermediate division and finished second to 2005 Golden State Challenge Series and Silver Dollar Speedway Sprint Car Champion Sean Becker in the 500cc Open Division. In the process Larson took the point lead in the Open division and expanded his lead in the Open Intermediates. For the 13 year old from Elk Grove, California, to be leading both of the top divisions simultaneously is unprecedented in the hotly contested Northern California sprint karts.

Larson qualified fourth quick of the 33 Open Intermediates, placing him third in the lineup for the six kart eight lap trophy dash. He moved into first in turn two of lap two and went on to the victory. Larson lined his ParkerStore/Grandpa George Motors/ QRC Factory Kart fifth on the 22 kart A-main grid. At the drop of the green flag Larson went low down the front straight and emerged from turn two in second. By turn four he passed leader Alissa Geving and went on unchallenged to the lap 20 checkered. Larson Takes Over Point Lead in Two Divisions

ELBRIDGE, NY (May 30) - Donny Schatz was beginning to wonder what he had to do to win his fifth World of Outlaws sprint car feature of the season. After finishes of second and third at Williams Grove Speedway during the weekend, Schatz established a new track record on Monday night at Orange County Fair Speedway in his #15 ParkerStore J&J and staged a terrific battle with Brooke Tatnell in the feature only to finish second.

On Tuesday night, Schatz got over the hump and returned to victory lane at Rolling Wheels Raceway out running his opponents on the slick, big half-mile in Western New York. ParkerStore Team Returns to Victory Lane in New York

The Parker Store/Southern Fluidpower dirt late model team pulled double duty this past Memorial Day weekend, making a trip to Brasstown, North Carolina on Saturday for the Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series race at Tri County Speedway.

Starting 15th in the feature, Bobby Mayse began working his way through the field. On lap 10, Mayse was collected in a wreck involving two other cars causing extensive damage to the front end of the number 22 ParkerStore ride. After a brief trip to the pits to make repairs, Mayse returned to the field one lap down. Mayse continued on and finished the 50 lap feature event in 7th place. That 7th place finish also moved Mayse up to 7th in the Advance Auto Thunder Series season standings. ParkerStore Dirt Late Model Team Competes Over Memorial Day Weekend

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (May 6) With a couple of weeks off from his regular touring series, Bobby Mayse returned to his home track winning the 30 lap feature event at Cleveland Speedway. After finishing a close second in the Late Model feature last week Bobby Mayse turned in a dominate performance Saturday night to take his first win of the season and become the eighth different winner in eight races at Cleveland Speedway. Bobby Mayse and Parker Store Dirt Late Model Dominate

Chico, CA. After a month of inclement weather on the west coast, ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart Driver Kyle Larson was finally able to start the outdoor season April 28th as he ventured to Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR, where he garnered the win in the 500cc Open division and taking a second in the 250cc division. He also returned to California the next day to compete at Cycleland Speedway near Chico, California, where he posted a fourth place finish in the 500cc Open Intermediate division.

At Medford no qualifying was held as drivers drew for starting positions in the heats. Larson started sixth in the 250 heat and finished fourth. In the Open division Larson started from the pole and drove to a convincing half lap win that transferred him into the trophy dash. He started third in the dash and made an outside passing effort in the last turn that came up about two inches short at the checkered flag. Larson Claims Medford Opener

PEVELY, MO - After a three-week break in the 2006 World of Outlaws schedule, Donny Schatz was anxious to get back on the track this past weekend. The ParkerStore team was formidable from the start of qualifying Friday night through Saturday's feature event as Schatz scored feature wins at both Batesville Speedway and I-55 Raceway.

"This was the kind of weekend we were hoping for," said Schatz, who leads the series with three victories in 2006 and also is the point leader. "This team is really coming together. Ricky Warner is a heck of crew chief and I honestly feel like this is the best team of guys we've had."

"It was important for us to establish ourselves as the car to beat. We spent the past couple of weeks fine tuning everything and we just want to be fast every time we're on the track. I believe this weekend was a good start to that." ParkerStore Team Sweeps World of Outlaws Weekend


Manzy's one third mile track took a beating over the weekend as a total of 177 cars competed in the Friday and Saturday night events. A field of 117 stock cars staged 25 events on Friday nigh and when the sprint cars lined up for their main it was the 37th race staged on the track and it was basically a hard slick track that put a premium on skill. For Ream, one of the dominant drivers over the years, the win obviously boosted his confidence as he held off Jeremy Sherman in the early stages of the 25 lap race and then outran Brian Hacker and Josh Pelkey. His win equaled his total output last year and the 1998 champion voiced optimism that he could again be a force in local sprint car racing.

"I was beginning to have self doubts about whether I could still do this", he said in his post race interview. "This win removed part of those doubts." Ream Boosts His Confidence

FARGO, ND - Donny Schatz left Las Vegas earlier this month with the points lead in the World of Outlaws (WoO) series and his ParkerStore team will return to action on Friday night at Batesville Speedway in Batesville, AR.

Schatz and the team will travel from their Fargo, ND race shop on Thursday to Arkansas for the first of two races this weekend. Following Friday's event in Batesville, they will travel to St. Louis to race at I-55 Raceway on Saturday night. The two events are the first since Schatz recorded first and second place finishes at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 and 10.

"We're all really excited to be heading to the track again," said the driver of the #15 ParkerStore J&J with Shaver power. "We started the year with a weekend in Florida and had a few weeks to until the next race. Then we had a couple of weekends of racing and had another break, but from here on out it's pretty much racing every weekend until the end of October." Schatz Ready to Resume Action

ParkerStore Driver Kyle Larson Competes

Sacramento, CA – ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson recently participated in the Tony Hunt Celebrity Race event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the RPM – Race Place Motorsports - indoor karting facility.

Hunt, a four time USAC Western States Sprint Car champion, hosted the charity get together March 5th inside the ultra modern racing venue. Thirty-two teams were in competition, each captained by a celebrity driver. A few of the drivers on hand included former NEXTEL cup racer Jerry Nadeau, 3 time USAC Silver Crown champion Jimmy Sills, 2005 USAC Western States Sprint Car champion Cody Swanson, and Outlaw sprint car star Jason Meyers. Larson was a member of 600cc micro sprint driver Nicole Miller’s team. Larson set the fastest time on two of the three tracks and had the best combined time of the 128 drivers competing. Tony Hunt Celebrity Race to Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Elk Grove, CA- Young ParkerStore ‘hot shoe’ Kyle Larson is preparing for the opportunity to crawl behind the wheel of a midget during the 2006 racing season.

Clarence Reddick, father of stand-out Outlaw Dirt Kart driver Tyler Reddick recently picked up his midget in Santa Nella, CA, and on his way home stopped by so Kyle could see the midget Jason Leffler drove in the 2006 Chili Bowl. Now in the hands of Clarence, the plans are to get Kyle and Tyler some seat time to prepare them for their future dreams. If things all come together, we will see Kyle competing at the 2007 O'Reilly Chili Bowl. Larson Prepares for Opportunity in Midget

El Centro, CA — March 1, 2006 —Donny Schatz played it cool, listening intently as Sgt. Deo Harrypersaud briefed the World of Outlaws Sprint Series star about an hour before Lt. Kevin Davis took him for the ride of his life.

Schatz soared through the sky Wednesday above El Centro, Calif., in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18B Hornet, a machine with a little more kick than his No. 15 ParkerStore J&J that he’ll race Friday night in the Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Saturday night at USA Race Park in Tucson and next Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Shortly after takeoff, Lt. Davis, a Top Gun instructor, powered Schatz straight up to 5,500 feet in mere seconds. They broke the sound barrier and pulled 7.5 times the force of gravity, almost double what he can pull in his sprint car. And through it all, Schatz kept his calm, and consciousness. Donny Schatz Soars With U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Red Bluff, California – ParkerStore Outlaw Sprint Kart driver Kyle Larson won for the third week in a row as he sub drove for an absent Trevor Tennison in the 125/250 Intermediate division. After completing the flag to flag win he immediately jumped into this 500cc Open Intermediate kart and drove from tenth to second to cap a successful comeback after transferring from the B-Main.

Larson qualified sixth quick of the 27 karts on hand in the 125/250 division. That would be the last time during the night that the ParkerStore/Team FBR Motors/QRC Factory Kart would not be at the top of the results. Larson sped to the wins in the third heat and trophy dash, completing daring outside passes of Dylan Pemberton and Brian Southers, respectively, and finished with large margins of victory. The inversion put Larson on the pole of the feature race with point leader Southers outside. Larson powered out of turn four at the start and took a lead that would not be challenged. Larson’s lap times were usually three tenths of a second faster than runner-up Southers and the 13 year old from Elk Grove, California won by nearly a half lap. Larson Has Big Night at Red Bluff

FARGO, ND (February 20) - On Wednesday, March 1, World of Outlaws sprint car star Donny Schatz will take the ride of his life as he climbs aboard the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A - 18B Hornet for an hour-long orientation flight.

The morning will begin with Schatz completing a mandatory safety brief prior to strapping into the jet at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA. After takeoff, the plane will climb from 10 feet off the ground to 5,000 feet in a matter of seconds as he begins with a low transition takeoff to a high-performance climb. Schatz will ride along with Lt. Kevin Davis as they do most of the maneuvers that the Blue Angels perform in a normal air show demonstration. The flight will include nearly 40 minutes of maneuvering that will sometimes reach 7.5 times the force of gravity.

"I'm really excited about having the chance to fly with the Blue Angels," said Schatz. "I'm fortunate to go fast for a living and also get to do a lot of flying, but this will be a once and lifetime deal. It's an honor to represent the World of Outlaws and our corporate partner Parker Hannifin during this occasion. Parker has a number of parts on the F/A - 18 that I will be riding in, which is really cool, too." World of Outlaws Star Donny Schatz to Ride with the Blue Angels

GRANVILLE, NSW, AUSTRALIA (January 21) - As a competitor there is no better feeling than believing you can win every time out. World of Outlaws sprint car star Donny Schatz left the United States in late December hoping to win every race he started during his month-long assault on the Australian sprint car scene.

On Saturday night, Schatz completed an incredible three-night sweep racing the #2 Pick N' Payless J&J with Shaver power owned by Gary Rush Racing to victory in the "Outlaws Down Under III" finale at Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway (PCR) near Sydney.

"This is a great feeling," said Schatz, following his eighth win in nine Australian starts. "To win two out of the three annual Outlaws Down Under events here, and winning all three nights. It's been an awesome performance by this race team to produce this car, and even I did a few good things tonight." Schatz Sweeps Outlaws Down Under III Event

Red Bluff, CA - After a three week holiday break Outlaw Sprint Kart racing action resumed at the Red Bluff Winter Indoor series inside the Pauline Davis Pavilion and ParkerStore driver Kyle Larson was able to bounce back from an early race backwards shuffle, resulting in a fifth place finish in the 500cc Open Intermediate main event. Larson added 55 pounds of weight to his kart and qualified for a delayed Pistol Pete Johnston in the Open Division and set third fast time in the 50 kart field. He also sub drove for an absent Dylan Pemberton in the Intermediate 250cc division and garnered second in that feature race. A highlight of the night saw Larson win the 250cc trophy dash sponsored by Microsoft “Real Heroes” Grass Roots Motorsports Sponsorship Program.

In the 500cc Open Intermediate division Larson qualified second to Mason Moore and started seventh in the fully inverted seven kart heat race. Larson powered his way to a second place finish behind Derek Copeland to transfer into the A-Main. He started fifth in the six kart six lap trophy dash and came home fourth as Garrett Mills got the win. Larson Wins Trophy Dash at Red Bluff

GRANVILLE, NSW, AU (January 8) - When it comes to racing, finishing second can sometimes be the worst feeling. World of Outlaws sprint car star Donny Schatz has had to deal with that feeling several times in sprint car racing's premiere event, the Knoxville Nationals, and on Saturday night thanks to a last corner pass, Schatz won his fifth $50,000 Sprintcar International event at Parramatta City Raceway (PCR) driving the Gary Rush owned #2 J&J with Shaver power.

“My hats off to Joey Saldana, he did one hell of a job,” said Donny Schatz, who battled with Saldana swapping the lead five times during the 40 lap feature event. “I think Brian Healey should pay fifty grand for first and second, he (Saldana) deserves it.”

In the Tyrepower $50,000-to-win Sprintcar International, which could be described as mind-blowing and an instant classic, it was Joey Saldana that had to settle for second place. Donny Schatz takes thrilling $50K Sprintcar International in Australia

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