Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
Residence: Sherman, Illinois
Born: May 18, 1961

A regular with the Northern Light Indy Racing League, Donnie still finds time to mix it up with his friends in the Coors Light Silver Bullet Series.  He was only able to make two starts in 1999, but Donnie's 1998 victory in the "Hulman-Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is a reminder that the Springfield, Illinois native knows his way around the track.  1998 also brought Donnie a win in the prestigious "Hut Hundred" midget car race at Terre Haute, Ind. along with a pair of feature wins at the very competitive 16th Street Speedway.

It was just a few seasons ago--in 1997--that Donnie challenged for the Silver Bullet title.  He led the series standings for three months during the middle of the season but wound up 49 points behind Dave Darland at season's end. A practice crash at the new Gateway International Raceway and subsequent 20th-place finish in a substitute car hurt his chances for the crown, but he won the "Sumar Classic 100" at the Terre Haute Action Track for the second time (from the pole) and had a second at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado. He also won the pole for the series finale at Las Vegas. The 10th ranking Coors Light Silver Bullet Series driver in 1996, he scored a repeat victory at the CalExpo State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA and won the pole for the "Sumar Classic 100" at Terre Haute, IN. In 1995 he was fourth in Coors Light Silver Bullet Series points after winning races at Terre Haute and Sacramento and the pole at DuQuoin, IL.

In 1991 he won a 40-lap MCI WorldCom Midget Car Series race at Macon, IL and in 1994 won a 30-lap MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car feature at Hanford, CA. His Coors Light Silver Bullet Series debut came in 1988 and in 1993 he posted a third in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Rossburg, OH.

Donnie was the only driver currently planning to compete in both end of Saturday's Indy Racing League/USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet "doubleheader" at the Walt Disney World Speedway near Orlando, Fla.

As soon as the Delphi Indy 200 concludes he unbuckled from his Cahill Auto Racing Dallara/Aurora and headed for his Cadillac-powered Beast Silver Bullet machine, owned by Dr. Jim Logan, for an additional 50-mile chase around the 1-mile paved oval. The Delphi Indy 200 got under way at noon and the 50-mile Silver Bullet race followed approximately 30 minutes after the IRL's checkered flag. Qualifications for both series were scheduled for Friday.

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