Schatz gets Sprint Car win

Observer News ServicesNovember 8, 2013 

Donny Schatz, Darrell Lanigan and Brett Hearn each scored A-Main wins Friday night in front of a packed house at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals.

The three-day event brings together dirt racing's three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, to end their seasons and crown champions.

Schatz earned his seventh career win in the STP Sprint Car Series A-Main, cutting into the points lead held by Daryn Pittman, who finished sixth.

Lanigan, of Union, Ky., led from flag-to-flag to his first win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and his 12th of the year in the World of Outlaws Late Model A-Main.

Lanigan started on the pole and continued to lead the field through four cautions and all 50 laps. However, right behind him, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist were in constant contention for second place. Despite hard racing, Richards was unable to recapture his second-place position after losing the spot on the second lap.

Hearn, of Kinnelon, N.J., led all 40 laps in the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified A-Main to claim his 115th series win and his third at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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