KERCHNER: A Reason Not To Sleep
Schatz was booed by many upon climbing from his car in victory lane. Hopefully, that’s because he wins a lot and it is not a show of disrespect for what the 36-year-old driver has accomplished. Who could ask for more? Schatz has now won the most important short-track race in the world in every way imaginable. Passing 20 cars the caliber of those in Saturday’s field in 41 laps of a half-mile race track is more than just getting the job done.
Despite finding himself in the same place Schatz was 10 years ago after consecutive runner-up finishes in the Knoxville Nationals, Brian Brown understands what Schatz has accomplished.
“What we saw tonight was history,” said Brown, who led the first 40 laps before suffering another crushing defeat at the hands of Schatz. “What Donny has done is stuff that Doug Wolfgang and Steve Kinser never did.”
It was history. And we’d trade seeing it for a few hours of sleep any day.