Schatz Shines in World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One at DCRP

Schatz Shines in World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 20, 2019) – Donny Schatz knows his way away around the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

That proved to be apparent during Friday’s opening leg of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” as the ten-time series champion from Fargo, ND, wired the field in the 25-lapper for his ninth series win of the year aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing Ford Performance/Toco Warranty No. 15 Sprint Car.

“The track went away a little quicker than I thought that it would,” Schatz commented.  “I like that, we were really able to move around and the guys had the car working flawlessly.”

While Schatz scored his fifth “Boot Hill Showdown” triumph at DCRP and third in a row, Blaine Walt made it two wins in a row in the accompanying IMCA Sport Modified feature event.

After posting a heat race win, Schatz drew the one pill for the Dash and outlasted fellow front row starter David Gravel to secure the pole position for the feature.

Schatz got the better of Gravel at the drop of the green and the start of the feature and kept the JJR No. 41 and third-starter Logan Schuchart at bay with traffic coming into play in short order.

After opening up nearly a half straightaway lead, Schatz’ lead began to evaporate as the laps ticked off with Gravel closing the gap.

A caution with six laps to go gave Schatz a clear track and he used it to cruise on to the stripe ahead of Gravel with Schuchart filling out the podium in the Shark Racing No. 1s.  Track record holder Ian Madsen held fourth throughout the race with past “Boot Hill Showdown” winner Kraig Kinser rounding out the top five.

Sheldon Haudenschld was sixth with Daryn Pittman, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completing the top ten.

In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified main event, Blaine Walt battled past Brian May on the sixth round en route to his second consecutive DCRP triumph.

Walt took the checkered flag ahead of track champion, who climbed up to second in the closing rounds with May, Mitch Beusel and Kyle Wiens rounding out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park closes out the 2019 season with night two of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” on Saturday night with the IMCA Modifieds in action as well.  Practice gets under way at 7:00 p.m. with qualifying and racing action to follow.

Dodge City Raceway Park

September 20, 2019 Results:

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One Results:

Qualifying:  1. 41-David Gravel 12.164, 2. 18-Ian Madsen 12.209, 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser 12.252, 4. 15-Donny Schatz 12.278, 5. 33m-Masan Daniel 12.286, 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart 12.352, 7. 83-Daryn Pittman 12.363, 8. 2-Carson Macedo 12.379, 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 12.380, 10. 49-Brad Sweet 12.398, 11. 19-Brent Marks 12.412, 12. 0-Steven Richardson 12.424, 13. 5-Shane Stewart 12.442, 14. 1a-Jacob Allen 12.507, 15. 7s-Jason Sides 12.520, 16. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 12.538, 17. 2c-Wayne Johnson 12.550, 18. 9x-Jake Bubak 12.665, 19. 91-Jeff Stasa 13.266, 20. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. 13.413, 21. 10c-Jeremy Campbell 13.579, 22. 10-Jordan Knight 13.679, 23. 88-Mike Woodruff 13.380, 24. 72-Ray Seemann 14.009, 25. 11-Tyler Knight 14.016.

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 15-Donny Schatz, 2. 41-David Gravel, 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 91-Jeff Stasa, 9. 11-Tyler Knight (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 18-Ian Madsen, 2. 33m-Mason Daniel, 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 4. 19-Brent Marks, 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 6. 1a-Jacob Allen, 7. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8. 88-Mike Woodruff.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 4. 9x-Jake Bubak, 5. 7s-Jason Sides, 6. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

Dash (6 Laps):  1. 15-Donny Schatz, 2. 41-David Gravel, 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 6. 33m-Mason Daniel.

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 15-Donny Schatz (1), 2. 41-David Gravel (2), 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3), 4. 18-Ian Madsen (4), 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (5), 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (9), 7. 83-Daryn Pittman (10), 8. 2-Carson Macedo (8), 9. 49-Brad Sweet (7), 10. 5-Shane Stewart (13), 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (16), 12. 19-Brent Marks (11), 13. 9x-Jake Bubak (12), 14. 1a-Jacob Allen (17), 15. 33m-Mason Daniel (6), 16 7s-Jason Sides (15), 17. 0-Steven Richardson (23), 18. 91-Jeff Stasa (22), 19. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (18), 20. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (20), 21. 72-Ray Seemann (19), 22. 2c-Wayne Johnson (14), 23. 88-Mike Woodruff (23), 24. 10-Jordan Knight (24), 25. 11-Tyler Knight (25).


IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3 .177-Mitch Buesel, 4. 14w-Blaine Walt, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 7. 01-Kent Lampe.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 7-Jarett Lunow, 2. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 3. 9-Monty Nordyke, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 56m-Mike Appel, 6. 10-Alex Wiens.

“A” Main (15 Laps):  1. 14w-Blaine Walt, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 177-Mitch Buesel, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 44-Mike Lunow, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 56m-Mike Appel, 9. 9-Monty Nordyke, 10. 01-Kent Lampe, 11. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 12. 7-Jarett Lunow, 13. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff.