MONDAY 7TH JANUARY, 2019 – 10:29AM
In another masterful display that left his opposition floundering, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz won his ninth Australian Sprintcar Open with a dominant performance in the 50-lap feature race on Saturday night (January 5). Biding his time behind countryman Logan Schuchart through the early stages, Schatz pounced on lap 21 and was clinical in collecting another $20 000 payday. Schuchart remained second to the end, with Australian champ Kerry Madsen, a two-time winner of this event, finishing third on this occasion. Series leader Steven Lines was strong again in securing fourth ahead of Jamie Veal and Lachlan McHugh, who certainly earned his American Racer Hard Charger Award with a big run from 16th to sixth. Devoid of the pace he produced the previous night, James McFadden finished seventh, with Carson Macedo, Jessie Attard and Rusty Hickman rounding out the top ten.