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Schatz sweeps WoO weekend with win at Red River Valley Speedway

WEST FARGO, N.D. -- Donny Schatz did it again.

And it did it with ease.

Schatz swept the World of Outlaws swing through North Dakota by capturing Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at the Red River Valley Speedway.

On Friday, Schatz won at River Cities Speedway, holding off a late charge from Mark Dobmeier for his 11th win at The Bullring and eighth in his past nine races in Grand Forks.

At his home track, Schatz started third and chased pole-sitter David Gravel for much of the race.

On Lap 23, however, Schatz slipped past Gravel coming out of Turn 4 and held on the rest of the way.

Jacob Allen finished second, followed by Kerry Madsen, Greg Wilson and Logan Schuchart.

It was the 17th win of the season for Schatz, who also set quick time on the night at 13.230 seconds. Dobmeier was the second fastest at 13.287.

Dobmeier finished 13th on the night.

Schatz nearly pulled off a double win as he again ran his late model with the NLRA, which complemented the Outlaws.

Schatz started on the front row and led for a portion of the race.

However, Brad Seng captured the win.

Seng led early before Schatz grabbed the lead. Seng was strong in lapped traffic and pulled away after passing Schatz.

Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., who won last year’s John Seitz Memorial Late Model feature at RCS, finished second while Schatz ended in third.

The Outlaws completed their North Dakota swing with the event at RRVS and now continue their trek to the west, with races scheduled next weekend in Rapid City, S.D., and Billings, Mont.

WoO feature
  1. Donny Schatz; 2. Jacob Allen; 3. Kerry Madsen; 4. Greg Wilson; 5. Logan Schuchart; 6. Shane Stewart; 7. Daryn Pittman; 8. Rico Abreu; 9. Jason Sides; 10. Sheldon Haudenschild; 11. Hunter Schuerenberg; 12. Brent Marks; 13. Mark Dobmeier; 14. Kraig Kinser; 15. Brad Sweet; 16. Dominic Scelzi; 17. Ian Madsen; 18. David Gravel; 19. Ty Hanten; 20. Wade Nygaard; 21. Jade Hastings; 22. Jordan Adams; 23. Thomas Kennedy; 24. Paige Polyak
Wayne Nelson
Nelson is the sports editor of the Herald
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