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October 13, 2020

Joe Godsey Lands Podium Finish at Brownstown
Blue Moon Madness at Legit Speedway Park Next

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (10/13/20) – Joe Godsey led the first 19 circuits of the 25th Annual “Fun Fest” on Saturday at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway before crossing the finish line in the third position in his Home by Roth No. 14G Waco Title/ Ridout Lumber Company/ Roth Family Farm/ Team Zero Race Cars Super Late Model.

“Fun Fest never disappoints, I love coming home to see my people,” said Godsey. “I’d like to thank everyone for making the Roth team feel at home. My crew busted their butts all weekend and I can’t thank them enough. I also have a few guys on speed dial that help more than they realize. Special thanks to the Brownstown Speedway staff for putting on a great show all weekend, we will be back next year.”

On Saturday both Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey visited Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway for the 25th Annual Fun Fest. In a field of 30 Super Late Models, Godsey finished third in his heat while Roth came in ninth in his heat before scratching from his B-Main.

With $3,500 on the line in the feature, Joe took the lead at the initial green flag and paced the first 19 circuits. While navigating lapped traffic, Godsey made contact with a slower car and folded the nose under. He held on for a third-place finish behind Devin Gilpin and Dustin Linville, with Shelby Miles and Chad Stapleton rounding out the Top-5.

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This Saturday, October 17, Roth Motorsports has their sights set on Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Mo. The “Blue Moon Madness” boasts a $2,000 top prize for Super Late Models.

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Roth Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Homes by Roth, Carbusters, Ridout Lumber Company, Waco Title, Ross Construction, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette, Kimbel Mechanical, Emser Tile, Roth Family Farm, Hot Water Heroes, Brucebilt Performance, Shock Squad, Golden Boys Concrete, Budda Bert Transmission, Speedy Lube, G&S Insulating, S&M Exteriors Inc, Surfaces Quality Stone, Tune Concrete, West Pest Control, Joseph Hayes & Associates, C&C Construction, Penske Racing Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oils, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Cornett Racing Engines, Winning Edge Carburetion, Eibach, Hoosier Tire, RE Suspensions, Inc., and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Donny Schatz Closing When It Counts
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing finding steam to go after 2020 World of Outlaws title 

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 14, 2020 — You have to spend time in the trenches to understand what the top of the mountain is like.

Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, said he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have done that this season.

At times throughout the year they’ve struggled to find consistency or even the top-10. Now, they’re working to make the climb back up. And they’re doing it just in time for Schatz to go after his 11th World of Outlaws championship.

With two wins in the last three weeks – one being his sixth National Open title – Schatz has strong armed his way back into the championship hunt, currently sitting 68 points behind leader Brad Sweet.

“I’m actually really excited,” Schatz said. “With the year we’ve had, and it feels like the majority of the races we weren’t in the hunt at all, or didn’t have a chance, and here we are. We find ourselves still in a position to go after a championship. We’ve come to life a little bit. That’s refreshing as well.

“For 15 years I’ve been in a championship hunt. You don’t ever want to lose that. Here we are. We find ourselves in that again and feeling damn good about it. If we win it, great. If we don’t, we’re not going to hang our heads. It’s been a trying year for everyone. There’s a lot of races we’re going to miss out on because of this COVID stuff. We’ll just do our best to see where we end up.”

Starting this weekend at Lakeside Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic, he has five more chances to complete his climb back to the top in 2020 with the year ending Nov. 5-7 at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“There are a handful of race tracks that we go to that we might be looking for the rain cloud over head but Lake Ozark and [Lakeside Speedway] aren’t anywhere near those tracks,” Schatz said.

He picked up his second win at Lake Ozark Speedway in May and last year he brought a Ford engine back to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws for the first time in 21 years at Lakeside Speedway – his second win at the 4/10-mile speedway.

He won with the new FPS 410 in his third race with it and while he’s picked up five more wins with it under the hood this season, the continued development of the engine has created a few challenges.

“The thing people don’t realize is when you do this motor development, when things need changed, it’s not as easy has, hey, we take this off, go up in the trailer and drill a hole and move this and that,” Schatz said. “It doesn’t happen like that. We had to start with a block and heads and all of these things from the ground up. It’s all original still. It’s not just as easy as we need to change this. You can’t just do that with a cylinder head. It takes a casting change. We ran into a problem where we couldn’t get heads for 12 months because the foundry was closed. We had to change foundries. All of those things, they’re a long process.

“Twelve months without being able to work with the heads that we have, and we know what changes we need to make. We just can’t do it. We’re weeks away from having stuff that’s different but those weeks fell like eternity when you’ve known for months what needed to be changed. It’s just the way it works. It’s part of it. These guys have done a damn good job of overcoming that. We know the future is a lot brighter than what today is and that’s what keeps us going.”

Schatz could potentially see a few long-standing streaks come to an end this season. He would need to win the five remaining races to hit double digit wins this year. The last time he was unable to hit that mark was in 2011. For the past 14 years he’s finished first or second in points. At the moment, he’s third in points with a 36-point deficit to second-place Logan Schuchart.

However, he’s also been able to add to his record book by claiming his sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway – the only driver with more than four National Opens – and is one victory away from a 300 career win milestone.

“It’s just like anything else,” Schatz said. “I think 2020 has been an eye opener for every person. For their health. For the economy. For politics. For everything. It’s just been – pardon my French – a shit show from every standpoint. So, it’s not surprising to be in that situation with racing.

“I had someone ask me last week if I’m taking blood pressure medicine. I said, ‘No, I’m not taking blood pressure medicine.’ It’s an honor to be out here. We’ve worked hard to get ourselves in this position. We’re not currently in a position we want to be today, but we will be. And all we can do is work toward that. You have to get past it. You’ve got to spend some time in the trench to understand what the top of the mountain is like. We’ve done that. We’re trying to get ourselves back on the top where we feel like we want to be and where we belong.”

For tickets to the Lakeside Speedway event click here. For tickets to the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway click here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both races live on DIRTVision.