Schatz Doubles Down In Vegas, Murcott Wins In Australia
Photo: Corey Gibson/Sprintcarworld.com.au
McKENZIE, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing’s Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team continued to steamroll the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series as they continued a torrid pace over the weekend, racking up back-to-back wins at The Dirt Track @ Las Vegas on March 9 – 10. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer also scored its first win of the season in Australia, as David Murcott found victory lane at Simpson Speedway.
For Schatz, the victories brought his win total up to eight on the young season, with five of those coming against the WoO Series. Neither checkered flag came easily, as Schatz had to battle not only rough track conditions but the fiercest challenges he’s faced thus far in 2017. The sweep of both events marked Schatz’s tenth and eleventh triumphs at the facility, bringing his career WoO win total to 234. The North Dakota native widened his WoO point standings lead to 74 over the field.
Murcott and the No. V88 team found its way to victory lane for the first time in 2017 by winning the SRA Eureka Sprint Car Series event at Simspon Speedway in Victoria, Aus., on March 11. Battling his way through a tough heat event, Murcott chased fellow J&J Auto Racing driver, Rusty Hickman, for most of the Feature. With rain drawing near, the final laps of the event were cut short by Mother Nature but Murcott prevailed, having bested Hickman mid-race to take the lead. Murcott sits seventh in the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series point standings.
For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins for March 9 -11, please see below.
DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES
3/9/17 Donny Schatz Dirt Track @ Las Vegas/NV WoO
3/10/17 Donny Schatz Dirt Track @ Las Vegas/NV WoO
3/11/17 David Murcott Simpson Speedway/VIC/AUS SRA Eureka Sprintcar Series
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