Solid Rebound in Skagit Finale

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‘The Crowd Pleaser’ took on Skagit Speedway once again on Saturday as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars closed out the month of August.  In sixteen previous appearances at the 3/10-mile in Alger, Washington dating back to 2002, Craig Dollansky has recorded 10 top-tens including 8 top-fives and two victories coming in 2007 and most recently two years ago in 2011.

After the #7 crew of DJ Lindsey, Sean Michael, and Pete Stephens prepared the orange and white Eyecon Trail Cameras sprinter for racing action, Dollansky turned the second fastest lap in hotlaps followed by 12th in qualifying.  In heat competition the Elk River, Minnesota native started on the pole and set the pace cruising to his series-leading 18th heat victory.  Starting scratch in the dash, the MobileStar Maxim avoided a wreck on the opening lap and went on to finish 6th in the 8-lap race.

In the 35-lap Monster Energy Meltdown A-Main the Big Game Treestands #7 took the green from outside row three and lost a spot in the opening few laps until taking sixth from Shane Stewart on lap 12.  As the main event approached the halfway point, Dollansky closed on Cody Darrah for a spot in the top-five but couldn’t get past the #4.  After a caution on lap 34 set up a green-white-checkered race to the finish, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim battled with Darrah and Joey Saldana but took the checkered flag in 6th.

“We were able to get ourselves in the dash after winning our heat but had no shot at the inversion draw after qualifying twelfth,” commented Dollansky.  “We narrowly missed a three-car accident in the dash and were able to get a sixth place finish.  I felt like we lacked speed in the A-Main but we were able to get a decent finish after not finishing the night before after a couple blown header gaskets melted a couple nozzle lines.  I’m looking forward to Elma tomorrow which is a nice track and a place where we were good last year.”

The Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 team will now head to Elma, Washington where action resumes on Labor Day at Grays Harbor Raceway.