Schatz wins World of Outlaws opener
February 11, 2007. Defending champion Donny Schatz has won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car season opener in Florida.
Schatz (Fargo, North Dakota) won the Friday night preliminary feature at the half-mile Volusia Speedway Park.
The 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals is a three-night contest with Schatz starting the 25-lap A-main from pole position but slipping to third on the opening lap.
Indiana’s Joey Saldana led till lap 12 when Schatz moved to the front again. Saldana finished second while 2007 National Sprint Tour champion Danny Lasoski marked his fulltime return of the Outlaw schedule taking third place.
Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding and Darryn Pittman completed the top-six.
World of Outlaws racing at the DIRTcar Nationals continues Sunday and Monday (NZ time).