Donny Schatz will begin Chili Bowl run with Friday night preliminary effort

Schatz and Tony Stewart to be featured in Q&A at Ford Performance display within Chili Bowl trade show

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 13, 2020) - For the third time in his career, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and Fargo, North Dakota-native Donny Schatz will enter the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The six-day program, which will feature roughly 350 competitors derived from all disciplines of auto racing, will kick-off, officially, with preliminary competition today - Monday, January 13.

Helping narrow the field to Saturday’s A-main lineup, preliminary competition will extend through Friday, January 17, as each competitor will enter one of the five designated preliminary programs, each of which allotting positions for Saturday’s 55-lap finale. Schatz, who will pilot the Sage Fruit/No. 15 entry for Mark Cooper of Spike Chassis and Mike Curb of Curb-Agajanian Racing during his 2020 Chili Bowl attempt, will be a part of Friday’s preliminary display, attempting to earn a spot in Saturday’s showstopper for the first time in his career.

The top-two A-main finishers from each of the respective qualifying nights will solidify themselves into Saturday’s main event. All competitors who do not finish in the top-two will be forced to compete in one of the respective consolation mains scheduled for Saturday morning, afternoon and evening. The final four qualifiers, with the first 20 locked-in after five nights of preliminary action, will come from Saturday’s B-mains.

Schatz made his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals start in 2017 under the command of a Clauson-Marshall Racing (CMR) entry, finishing seventh in the first B-main on the final night, just one spot short of transferring into the 55-lap finale. In 2018, Schatz returned to Tulsa where he was relegated to a seventh-place finish in the second D-main on Saturday night following a disappointing DNF in his preliminary A-main.

Prior to his Chili Bowl attempt, Donny Schatz, along with three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team owner, Tony Stewart, will participate in a live Q&A at the Ford Performance display within the Chili Bowl vendor area on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m. Immediately following the live Q&A, Tony Stewart will take part in an autograph session at his personal apparel trailer.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 34th running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on January 13-18 should visit the event live on the Web at

For more information regarding Mark Cooper and Spike Chassis, visit

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For more information regarding Mike Curb and Curb Records, visit

For more information regarding the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit

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January 13, 2020

Joe Godsey Scores First Win of 2020 in Australian Championship
Jeff Roth Records Top-10 Finish in Finale

Bentonville, Arkansas (01/13/20) – Roth Motorsports driver, Joe Godsey broke into Victory Lane for the first time in 2020 on Wednesday with a triumph at Perth Motorplex (Kwinana Beach, Western Australia).

The preliminary victory in the opening round of the Australian Late Model Championship came aboard his Waco Title No. 14G Car Busters/ Homes by Roth/ MacTrack/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engines Super Late Model.

“First, I’d like to thank Jeff Roth, Randy Roth, and Simon McNab for this amazing opportunity,” Godsey said. “I’d also like to thank Joshua Skelton, Paul Wittington, Gator, and my wife Abby for crewing for me.”

With a 40-car field being split into two separate groups, Joe laid down the third fastest time in his group before placing third and second in his heat races. Starting on the front row of his preliminary feature, Godsey blasted past Warren Oldfield for the lead on the opening lap and held the top spot comfortably until late when Brad Blake began closing in.

Holding off Blake’s late-race charge, Joe Godsey streaked to his first win of the season over Blake, Oldfield, Freddy Kinsella, and Kodee Brown.

Jeff Roth followed up the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group with a third and fourth-place finish in his two heats. Roth went on to record a 10th-place finish in his 20-lap feature.

For the second and final night of the Australian Late Model Championship on Saturday evening), Joe Godsey secured his spot into the finale with a fourth-place finish in his heat.

Roth posted an eighth-place finish in his heat which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the Australian National Title. Passing one car in the 40-lap affair, Jeff recorded a 15th place outing.

Godsey ran in second early in the 40-lapper but fell back to a fourth-place finish behind Kye Blight, Craig Vosbergen, and Warren Oldfield with Ben Nicastri coming in 5th.

“My car was really good in the opening round,” Godsey added. “In the second round we just didn’t get through lapped traffic as well. Congratulations to Kye Blight and crew on the Championship. Two races down and two to go for the USA Invasion tour. I’m looking forward to Albany this weekend.”

Joe Godsey finished fifth in the final Australian Late Model Championship standings while Jeff Roth placed 16th. For full results from these events and complete standings, please visit

The team will return to action on January 17-18 at Albany Speedway in Albany, Western Australia for the USA Invasion Tour. Additional information on these events can be found at

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, Walker Performance Filtration, RE Suspensions, Inc., and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Roth Motorsports, please visit