The richest, and longest, weekday event of the season occurred on Tuesday for the Big Game Treestands #7 team as they honored late promoter Don Martin at Lernerville Speedway in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30’s, a fan-favorite event that showcases two 30-lap features each paying $15,000-to-win.
Another outstanding field of sprinters signed in the pit area of the 4/10-mile track located in Sarver, Pennsylvania with Dollansky piloting the Karavan Trailers Maxim to the 11th fastest time among the 44 competitors at 13.557 seconds. Lining up on the outside pole for the start of heat race 3, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ got a great start to lead the field into turn one and never look back, leading all 8 laps to secure a spot in the dash. An inversion of eight put Dollansky third in the 6-lap dash event where he lost one position to finish 4th.
With a great starting position for the first 30-lap A-Main, Dollansky raced past Jason Meyers for third when the green flag dropped and came after Danny Lasoski for second early on. The Aggressive Hydraulics #7 would hound the #33 and assume the runner-up position a few circuits later on lap 8. As leader Dale Blaney entered lapped traffic Dollansky started to reel in Blaney until a caution on lap 12. After another stoppage on lap 14, Dollansky continued to anchor the second position until 8 to go when he hooked the cushion and lost second to Tim Shaffer. The Big Game Treestands #7 would still record a podium finish in 3rd.
After the first feature, the #7 team led by DJ Lindsey and Troy and Luke Dollansky made some adjustments and ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ strapped in for the second 30-lap A-Main. With no championship points on the line and the lead-lap cars inverted for the second feature the Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Products Maxim lined up outside row eight. A couple early cautions moved Dollansky up to thirteenth by the first lap. When action continued the Elk River, Minnesota native made his way into the top-ten by the ninth circuit and held the position until a caution on lap 12. As the field raced into turn one on the restart a couple cars got together and left Dollansky with nowhere to go to avoid the wreck. The Big Game Treestands #7 team made repairs and rejoined the field where Dollansky charged to a near top-ten finish before the checkered flag flew by crossing the line in 11th.
Racing in Pennsylvania continues this weekend for the Big Game Treestands #7 team as they head to Williams Grove Speedway for a double-dip of action in the Summer Nationals beginning on Friday.
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