With Madsen out, Schatz the favorite at Eldora’s #LetsRaceTwo

As Kerry Madsen announced he won't return to defend his 2016 sweep at Eldora, Donny Schatz looks to be the heavy favorite at #LetsRaceTwo.

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Race Info

Event: #LetsRaceTwo
Dates: May 12 and May 13
Track: Eldora Speedway
Location: Rossburg, OH
Opening Ceremonies start: 7:30 p.m. ET

With Madsen out, Schatz the favorite at Eldora’s #LetsRaceTwo

The Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series travels to Eldora Speedway this week for the annual #LetsRaceTwo weekend doubleheader.

The event features two main events over the pair of days that contribute to the World of Outlaws standings at the end of the season.

Last season at Eldora, Kerry Madsen, swept the weekend, becoming the second-straight driver to accomplish the feat.

At Eldora, when the track widens out and it’s against the wall, there’s other lines and slide jobs, there’s nothing better to watch,” Madsen said. “It was the first track that really got me hooked on Sprint Car racing.”

The two wins were Madsen’s lone wins of the 2016 World of Outlaws season.

“[Eldora is] pretty awe-inspiring and it definitely gets your blood flowing as you roll in,” Madsen said. “Then you get in there and you look at the banking and the size of it and it gets your attention. It never disappoints.”

However, Madsen will not be racing at Eldora this weekend, instead racing at Jackson Motorplex on Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

However, there is another driver that has swept the weekend in the past two seasons: none other than Donny Schatz.

While Schatz had been on a cold streak, at least for his standards, it seems that he has found his speed again.

He earned two-straight wins at the Missouri State Fair and 81 Speedways last weekend.

We just had the car rolling and are trying a lot of funky things right now and there are a lot of weird pieces on this race car, but we are learning,” Schatz said. “Sometimes you pay the price and April was that time, so May is going a lot better.”

Madsen, Schatz, and others will take to the Eldora dirt on Friday trying to make their May just a little bit better.

Point Standings

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Points Standings
Position Driver Points Behind
1 Donny Schatz 2832 0
2 David Gravel 2772 60
3 Brad Sweet 2740 92
4 Daryn Pittman 2618 214
5 Jason Johnson 2612 220
6 Shane Stewart 2576 256
7 Sheldon Haudsenschild 2542 290
8 Logan Schuchart 2506 326
9 Joey Saldana 2496 336
10 Jason Sides 2480 352

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