Donny Schatz was born and raised in North Dakota. He started his racing career at the age of 11 competing in go-karts and eventually followed his father's footsteps with sprint cars at the age of 15. After three years of racing regionally Donny joined the sport's premiere series, the World of Outlaws, at the age of 18.

He earned the coveted WoO rookie of the year in 1997 and continued his success throughout the years, eventually winning his first career WoO championship in 2006.

In 2007, Donny Schatz successfully defended his WoO championship by winning a series best 19 feature events. Donny is currently ranked sixth all-time best for victories.

Bellerud Transport has been a long time supporter of Donny Schatz and the Donny Schatz racing team. Bellerud sponsored the Donny Schatz racing team when they began racing with the Outlaws in 1997. Today Bellerud continues to be a strong supporter of Donny Schatz.

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