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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Lakeside/Salina Advance

DONNY SCHATZ
TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Targeting Wins in Heartland

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 20, 2016) – The long road to a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship begins in February and will conclude next week with the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. That road makes one final stop this weekend in Middle America, where Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team look to all but clinch the 2016 championship.

Schatz, driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J, leads the traveling Sprint car stars into action with a 308- point lead in the championship with only four nights of racing remaining. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion will try to make it two consecutive victories Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, then will look to add the Salina (Okla.) Highbanks to the list of 80 different tracks where he’s registered a WoO A-Feature triumph during his 20-year career with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

It’s been another historic season for Schatz and his TSR 15 team. Through 80 Races, they lead the series with 24 victories, 40 podium finishes, 58 top-fives, 73 top-10s, 10 KSE Hard Charger Awards and 494 laps led. And, no matter what the outcomes are this weekend, by simply signing in to compete at the final four event, he’ll be crowned champion.

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ICYMI & DYK: Home Tracks Happenings

Updates From Whelen Mods, K&N And Pinty’s Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up recent news items from across the NASCAR Home Tracks landscape. Did you know? …

Air Titan 2, Part II:  Last fall Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park became the first NASCAR Home Track to enlist the help of an Air Titan 2 when it had one on hand for the Sunoco World Series. The track has once again assured attendees that it will do all it can to get the scheduled events completed in a timely manner by bringing the track-drying technology back for this weekend’s Icebreaker.

Virginia Homecoming:  Newly-hired NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour director Jimmie Walker returns to his home state this weekend for the South Boston 150. Walker grew up near South Boston and most recently worked at Virginia’s Langley Speedway before starting with the tour in February.

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PIT BOX: K&N Pro East Rolls Into Greenville

Historic Half-Mile Serves As Championship Proving Ground

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• It’s never too early to start to think of championship implications, especially as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150. In each of the last three seasons, the eventual season champion has picked up a win at the flat half-mile in South Carolina. All three of those drivers were from HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which bodes well for Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Tyler Dippel. The 15-year-old Wallkill, New York, driver is coming off his first career series win at Mobile International Speedway. It’s Spencer Davis, though, who enters the third race of the season with the championship points lead on the strength of back-to-back runner-up finishes. In six career K&N Pro East races, Davis hasn’t finished worse than sixth and a strong performance at Greenville can establish the 17-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia, as the driver to beat. NASCAR Next driver Kyle Benjamin, Ronnie Bassett Jr., and Dippel’s teammate Justin Haley are all still within 10 points of the lead.

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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