(Photo Credit: Paul Arch Photo - Max Pappas celebrates Donny Schatz winning with his design steering wheel)

Newsmaker of the Week // Donny Schatz

Which is the more newsworthy aspect of Donny Schatz’s Knoxville (IA) National win last Saturday?

Is it that he has now won 23 races this season?

Is it that he led all the way and won $150,000?

Or is it that he has now won this race and its top prize for nine of the last ten years?

There aren’t any superlatives left for Schatz at the Knoxville Nationals, not after this year.

There were hundreds of stories this year at the site of Sprint Car racing’s most revered event.

None carried the weight of Donny Schatz’s latest victory in a race that should be difficult to win – difficult that is for everyone except AARN Newsmaker Of The Week, Donny Schatz.