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Schatz edges Veal at Archerfield

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Thursday 10th January, 2019 - 1:32pm

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Donny Schatz pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Donny Schatz has finished his Australian season with a narrow win over Jamie Veal in Round 7 of QSS World Series Sprintcars at Archerfield.

The American got the job done by less than 0.3s after he hit traffic in the final laps, while pole-sitter Luke Oldfield finished third.

Oldfield took the early lead but soon found himself in a four-way battle with Schatz, Veal, and James McFadden.

Two Cautions followed in quick succession before Veal pulled ahead, but only for four laps until Schatz made the pass.

McFadden relegated Veal another spot on Lap 23, having overtaken Oldfield nine laps earlier.

Veal soon regained the position and it was McFadden who smacked the infield tyre bundle at Turn 3 on Lap 31, forcing him to retire.

Schatz looked comfortable out in front until he hit heavy traffic on the penultimate lap, allowing Veal to pull alongside as they exited Turn 2 on the final lap.

However, Schatz held the momentum on the high line and claimed victory on by 0.280s.

Kerry Madsen took over the series lead by finishing fourth from 10th on the grid, while Peter Lack took fifth.

Steven Lines dropping to second in the standings after drifting from eighth to 15th in the feature.

The series now moves onto its three-round Western Swing from February 16, with Attwell Park in Albany to host Round 8.

Standings: After Round 7

Pos Num Driver Pts
1 W2 Kerry Madsen 1922
2 Q83 Steven Lines 1914
3 W17 James McFadden 1796
4 V35 Jamie Veal 1639
5 V40 Rusty Hickman 1513
6 S19 Brad Keller 1476
7 W97 Mitchell Wormall 1276
8 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 1272
9 V25 Jack Lee 1248
10 Q23 Lockie McHugh 1144
11 W26 Cory Eliason 1087
12 V37 Grant Anderson 1026
13 V88 Dave Murcott 968
14 V55 Brooke Tatnell 962
15 T22 Jock Goodyer 954
16 W14 Jason Pryde 943
17 Q77 Jayden Peacock 922
18 NT9 Danny Porter 913
19 Q54 Randy Morgan 871
20 S81 Luke Dillon 809
21 USA15 Donny Schatz 801
22 V52 Darren Mollenoyux 772
23 S13 Brock Hallett 766
23 S20 Glen Sutherland 766
25 S72 Chad Ely 745
26 W80 James Inglis 743
27 V90 Corey McCullagh 661
28 S15 Aidan Hall 636
29 V98 Peter Doukas 629
30 Q17 Luke Oldfield 608
31 S27 Daniel Pestka 602
32 S14 Brendan Quinn 599
33 Q5 Peter Lack 544
34 S78 Keke Falland 539
35 N99 Carson Macedo 533
36 USA1 Logan Schuchart 520
37 V60 Jordyn Charge 515
38 S63 Ryan Jones 499
39 V92 Matthew Reed 496
40 T7 Tim Hutchins 488
41 V17 Dennis Jones 477
42 V72 Jacob Smith 466
43 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 465
44 S10 Steven Caruso 453
45 S97 Matt Egel 448
46 S41 Adrian Cottrell 446
47 V45 Michael Van Bremen 414
48 V70 John Vogels 392
49 V2 Domain Ramsay 372
50 Q78 Andrew Corbett 347
51 N56 Mick Saller 345
52 N53 Jesse Attard 333
53 Q32 Mitch Gowland 289
54 Q2 Brent Kratzmann 286
55 S4 Lisa Walker 285
56 S5 Tregan Gates 266
57 NQ42 Brent Aprile 248
58 Q3 Clem Hoffmans 243
59 NQ10 Tim Farrell 231
60 Q59 Kevin Titman 210
61 Q88 Ryan McNamara 202
62 NQ5 Danny Reidy 196
63 NQ8 Tony Wynne 194
64 Q75 Darren Jensen 190
65 N53 Jessie Attard 181
66 S3 Ben Morris 179
67 V67 Luke Walker 177
67 V68 Brett Milburn 177
69 Q4 David Whell 175
70 Q56 Sean Rose 148
71 Q36 Mitchell Gee 138
72 T62 Tate Frost 128
73 V50 Darren Clarke 127
74 V81 Robbie Paton 126
75 S57 Rory Button 116
76 V93 Travis Millar 110
77 N65 Brendan Rallings 106
78 V89 Jamie Heyen 102
79 Q88 Ryan McNamara 100
80 S24 Ricky Maiolo 98
81 V3 Jacob Dickson 88
82 S54 Nick Rachwal 84
83 VA88 Grant Stansfield 77
84 D22 Leigh Mungavin 72

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