2018-02-15 / Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Donny Schatz dominated 410 Sprint car action at Volusia Speedway Park last weekend. He won both Night of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions and two out of three World of Outlaws events.

Schatz picked up the wins in the final two All- Star events of the week in Florida as he came from 12th to win Wednesday night over Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jason Johnson and Chad Kemenah. Danny Dietrich was seventh and Lucas Wolfe 17th.

Thursday saw Schatz take the win over Kemenah, Sweet, Gravel and Kyle Larson as Hodnett finished ninth, Wolfe 16th and Dietrich 24th.

The World of Outlaws then took center stage at VSP Friday night where it was Sheldon Haudenschild scoring his first career WoO win driving for NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Haudenschild beat Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart, Schatz and Cory Eliason. Hodnett was ninth and Wolfe 16th.

Schatz came back to win Saturday night, which was his 250th career WoO feature win, taking the win over Jason Johnson, Tim Shaffer, Sweet and Gravel. Wolfe was 15th and Hodnett 24th.

Sunday night it was all Schatz again as he captured his fourth win in five nights and also won his first-ever Gator Winternationals title. Schatz took the win over Sweet, Haudenschild, Johnson and Kemenah. Hodnett was 12th and Wolfe 21st.

Pennsylvania driver Mark Smith scored back-to-back wins at Bubba Raceway Park in USCS 360 Sprint car action over the weekend. Smith will head to East Bay this weekend for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

Both WoO Late Model events at Georgia’s Screvens Motor Speedway were canceled over the weekend. The WoO LM head to Volusia this week for four nights of action.

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