Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / TONY STEWART RACING – BROWNSBURG, IN – With the 2022 racing season commencing this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its partner line-up and unveil an all-new look for 10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz.
Kicking-off this year’s campaigns with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Series at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway on Feb. 4 -5, Schatz will set his sights on an 11th career WoO Series championship with the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 8 – 12.
Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,700 locations across North America, will return as a co-primary partner on Schatz’s familiar No. 15 entry.
For a third consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance through over 1,300 independent retailers, will support Fargo, North Dakota’s Schatz as a co-primary partner setting aim on success from coast-to-coast in 2022 and ultimately a WoO championship.
In addition to Advance and Carquest, Ford Performance, the official engine provider for TSR, will also return as a primary partner on Schatz’ No. 15. Owned and operated by the Ford Motor Company and headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Performance is responsible for the brand’s major racing operations globally as well as overseeing the development of Ford’s racing engines.
The 2022 season will see TSR continue its assistance in developing and perfecting Ford Performance’s 410c.i. engine, the FPS 410. In 2021, Ford Performance helped power Schatz to three WoO Victories, including his 300th career series feature event win, ending the season fourth in the series championship standings. The 2022 campaign will mark Schatz’s 26th season as a full-time WoO driver and his third utilizing the FPS 410 powerplant.
Continuing a 12-year relationship with the Brownsburg, Ind. based motorsports operation, Curb-Agajanian Racing will again partner with TSR as a co-entrant for Schatz. Partnering in 2010 for the first time, Curb-Agajanian Racing, Curb Records and TSR own a longstanding tradition of monumental success, acquiring not only victories but six Knoxville Nationals championships and six World of Outlaws championships.
On board for a fifth season at TSR is Sage Fruit, the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits, who will return in 2022 as a major partner TSR and Schatz. For three generations, Sage Fruit has been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers from coast-to-coast. To locate Sage Fruit in your area, visit https://www.sagefruit.com/store-locator/.
Each helping TSR during their quest to find success during the new year, Absolute Automation & Security, empowering clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind, and Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with over 8,000 locations, will each return to TSR as essential partners for the 2022 season.
Working to expand its Shield Health Protection Product line as well as its body cameras for active law enforcement, Lenexa, Kansas’ Digital Ally will also return to TSR as a major partner for the 2022 season. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and analytic software on the market, Digital Ally will celebrate three years as a TSR partner in 2022.
TSR is also proud to welcome Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts (Elliott’s) to its partnership line-up in 2022. Warsaw, Ind., based Elliott’s, the official trailer of TSR along with Featherlite, carries a large selection of trailers and golf carts and is also a founding partner of the Allstar Series. Owned and operated by Cindy Elliott, the familiar motorsports brand is a one-stop experience for sales, service, financing and parts.
Schatz will commence the upcoming season with the Allstar Series opener at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 – 5. The weekend will kick-off with an open practice for the series on Thursday, Feb. 3. For those who can’t make the journey to the Peach State can watch each night live on FloRacing. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.
On Feb. 8 – 9, the Allstar Series will return to VSP for two nights of racing to open the DIRTcar Nationals. The WoO Series opener will follow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 – 12 at Volusia.