The first thing Schatz mentioned in Victory Lane was the outstanding World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Feature that was held beforehand. It got me motivated to get it done as well," Schatz, who is doing double-duty this weekend, said. We've been stuck on 19 wins for a long time, so it was great to finally reach 20.
Schatz got a brilliant restart and paced the field comfortably the final six circuits to score the victory.
While Gravel may have won the battle, Schatz won the war - again. After being awarded the Championship hardware for the ninth time in his career and asked about how long he can enjoy this title he said, "You enjoy it.
But as long as you're an active race car driver, you continue to put it in the back of your mind." The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Banquet is Sunday, November 5 and puts the bowtie on the end of what was a fantastic 2017 season.
The offseason is much needed but soon enough, it will be time to go racing once again in Florida.