10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion is set to return to the dirt midget ranks
Donny Schatz is a 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion driver. For 2022, he’s set to return to the Chili Bowl Nationals.
He’ll drive the No. 15 Mark Cooper the owner of Spike Chassis and co-entrant, Mike Curb of Curb/Agajanian Racing. It’s his fourth appearance in the event.
Sponsors: Sage Fruit, Curb Records, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport
Related: 2022 Chili Bowl (Entry List)
Donny Schatz comments
“It feels good to be going back to the Chili Bowl after missing out in 2021,” said Schatz.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the seat of Mark Cooper’s car again this year. We had a good run in 2020 and I appreciate the opportunity that he and Derrick Schwabauer are giving me to take another shot at making the A-main on Saturday. The Spike Chassis stable is always strong and I’m proud to be part of their effort.”
“I’m also excited to have the Sage Fruit, Curb, Carquest, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport brands on my car for this year’s Chili Bowl. Chuck Sinks (Sage Fruit), Mike Curb & Cary Agajanian (Curb-Agajanian Racing), Junior Word (Carquest) and Jason Barati (Absolute Automation) have been huge supporters of our program at Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) and it’s a privilege to have them as partners for a special event like the Chili Bowl.”
“Shawn Loken (DKW Transport) has been a long-time supporter of the sport and we’re glad to have him on-board for the Chili Bowl this year as well.”
“After taking a year off from attending the Chili Bowl, we are extremely excited to have our car entered for the 2022 event with the 10-Time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz back in the seat,” said Cooper.
He added, “As a brand, we couldn’t be prouder to have him drive the car and as a long-time friend it will be great to have the opportunity to reconnect at the Chili Bowl. It’s been two years since I’ve been able to come to the United States and we’re looking forward to our 2022 Tulsa campaign.”
Previous Chili Bowl attempts
Schatz hasn’t started a main event in the toughest dirt midget event of the year. However, he has a best finish of 8th in a preliminary night A-Main which he claimed in 2020.