Strong Run Goes Up In Flames

From CDR
The World of Outlaws wrapped up racing action at Skagit Speedway on Saturday with the second night of racing action and a $20,000 check going to the winner, a check Dollansky pocketed in 2007.

Another strong field of 34 competitors showed up for racing action with Dollansky turning a solid lap of 11.540 seconds around the 3/10-mile oval which was 10th quick. “Friday night we struggled all night but we made some changes for Saturday and felt good right out of the box”, commented Craig. “We went out fairly late in qualifying and had a good qualifying effort and were 10th quick.” In the second heat race, Dollansky started on the outside of the front row and held the 2nd position all race long to transfer the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim into the dash. With a four position inversion drawn for the dash race, Dollansky just missed the invert by one position and had to start in the fifth spot. As the 8-lap event would get underway, Dollansky lost a couple of spots and finished in the 7th position. “We were happy with the race car and had a good heat race and got us in the top two to get us in the dash mix where we were tight but finished 7th”, said Dollansky.

With $20,000 on the line for the 40-lap ‘big show’, Dollansky lined the Karavan Trailers backed sprinter up in the seventh starting position. When the green flag brought the field up to speed, Dollansky worked his way past Donny Schatz for sixth on lap two. As ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ continued to work his way to the front of the pack he cracked the top five on lap twelve as he passed Sam Hafertepe Jr. in turns one and two. The caution flag flew in the next turn as Hafertepe tried to get back around the Big Game #7 but spun out in the process. As action resumed, a strong double-file restart saw Dollansky motor past Jason Meyers for fourth and set his sights on Jason Sides for the third spot. Just when Dollansky had caught Sides and was all over him for the position on lap 17, flames erupted under the hood of the #7 and Dollansky came to a stop on the backstretch with a blown motor. “I was happy with our car in the feature. It was getting better and better as the race went on and we were working on 3rd but the motor rod broke and that was the end of it”, said Craig.

Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team take a day off on Sunday before resuming action at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on Labor Day.