Beginning his career in go-karts, Schatz dabbled with 358 sprint cars before advancing into the
410 ranks at the age of 18. In 1997, he joined the World of Outlaws, the country’s premier
sanctioning body for sprint cars, and was named the Rookie of the Year. The following year in
1998, he picked up his first-career victory.
In 2006, years and years of hard work paid off, as Schatz drove to his first-career World of
Outlaws championship. A title that would be only the start of his record-setting career. After
snagging that first title in 2006, Schatz continued his championship ways in 2007, 2008 and
2009, completing a four-peat, all the while switching to Tony Stewart Racing in 2008.
Since the turn of the decade, Schatz has won the 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
championships with the World of Outlaws. In all the years he didn’t win the title, Schatz was
right there in the thick of things, finishing second in points in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Along with his stunning statistics on the World of Outlaws trail, Schatz is known for his annual
winter trip down under to Australia, where he has amassed ridiculous numbers and triumphed
in the country’s biggest events.
Heading into 2019, Schatz’s fire for the sport is as strong as ever, and his pursuit of an 11th
World of Outlaws championship is on. He is currently ranked third on the all-time WoO wins list
with 283 victories to his name. Schatz only trails Sammy Swindell at 394 wins and fellow Bell
Athlete, Steve Kinser, with 690 wins.