By Ro Cowan

True speed occurs when the passion of a driver and team become intertwined with a machine built by artists and craftsman. The end result is magic.

It's called racing.

Donny Schatz is a master of true speed. His passion for what he does, where he is and what he has accomplished are evident and inspiring.

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Schatz is a six-time World of Outlaw Sprint Car champion. He has won a record eight Knoxville Nationals in nine years. He has won every single one of the crown jewels in dirt racing, at least twice. He is in the midst of a hot streak on the World of Outlaws circuit with 20 wins out of 46 races. Schatz has not finished out of the top two in over a month. Those statistics are simply awe striking and history making.

Schatz is not a newcomer to dirt sprint car racing. He began his career at the age of 14 in a 360 winged sprint car under the careful eye of his father, North Dakota sprint...