Who is the best sprint car driver in the world? Boy, giving an answer to that could cause heated discussions.

Let's put it in the category of currently racing and still winning. With that said, it's hard to top Donny Schatz.

He's currently leading the World of Outlaws series in points and in season wins. He is the longest continuously running driver on the series now with 18 seasons.

Last check he's won 173 of the premier series' events and six championships. Schatz is an eight time Knoxville Nationals winner.

I have personally known Donny for 20 years. I was announcing events he raced at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota as far back as 1995.

I sat down and talked with Donny in recent weeks and discussed current day success as well as remembering the old days.