Dollansky finishes 15th In Night #1 Battle at the Grove

Dollansky Racing PR by Gary Costa

Mechanicsburg, PA (May 13, 2010) — Craig Dollansky made his first of three scheduled World of Outlaws (WoO) visits at the famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Dollansky owns two preliminary WoO features victories and he was also able to seize a weekly win at the famous ½-mile speedway.

46-cars signed in at the back gate for night #1 of the two-night Battle at the Grove event. Craig was the first car out for time trials in the Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, Karavan Trailers #7 Maxim. Dollansky stopped the timing light at 16.656 seconds which was the 19th quickest lap of the evening. “We drew the number one pill. Sometimes that can be a good thing and sometimes that can be a bad thing here. The track did stay pretty even all through qualifying,” Dollansky quipped.

Heat race three was the first race of the evening for the Big Game Treestands team. “The Crowd Pleaser” would start next to 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser for the quick eight-lap affair. At the drop of the green flag, Dollansky, starting fifth, was hard on the gas and on the hunt for vital positions. Craig and fourth starting Jason Meyers, began slugging it out for the fourth spot. Dollansky would fend off Meyers’ challenges, and earned a spot in the 25-lap A-Main event.

Dollansky would start the feature in the tenth row alongside Williams Grove Speedway point’s leader Greg Hodnett. Coming to the green flag, an eight car pile-up would ensue with Kerry Madsen and Brian Montieth both flipping down the straightway. Dollansky was involved in the opening lap shunt and was hit from behind, flattening his right-rear tire. Craig would rejoin the field 23rd after the team made repairs and he worked his way back up to the 19th position. The racing was slowed once again on Lap-16 with Danny Lososki and Jac Haudenschild flipping simultaneously. When the field took the green flag once again, Craig was able to work his way to the 15th position, where he remained for the duration of the 25-lap event.

“We had the car a little too loose for the feature and we started to have a fuel issue. When I needed to power off of the corners I just couldn’t,” Craig commented. “There are some real good cars here and you can’t afford to get behind. With that being said, we learned a lot tonight, and we will make the appropriate changes so that we can hopefully run better on Friday.”

Craig will be aboard the Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, Karavan Trailers #7 Friday for night #2 of the Battle at the Grove.