Inside Line Promotions – WINDOM, Minn. (July 13, 2016) – The National Sprint League has showcased a torrid battle atop the championship standings throughout the first half of the season.
The points lead has changed five times this season, including four between Craig Dollansky and defending series champion Danny Lasoski. Dollansky currently holds a 20-point advantage over Lasoski entering a weekend off. The series returns to action July 22 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and July 23 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Dollansky and Lasoski have been the most consistent competitors through the first half of the season, which has showcased 12 races with four other scheduled events cancelled because of the weather.
Dollansky and Lasoski are both tied with Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell atop the win’s list with two victories apiece and both Dollansky and Lasoski have eight top-five finishes. However, Lasoski has one more podium finish – six – while Dollansky has one more top-10 result – 12.
Lasoski leads the series with four quick time awards and Dollansky has led the most feature laps at 51.
Ian Madsen, who ranks third in the championship standings, has the most heat race wins and Sammy Swindell is the only driver with multiple Hard Charger Awards. Speaking of hard charger, 10 different drivers have earned the award and the average number of cars passed by the recipient is 8.09 this season.
Here is a look at some of the statistics through Round 12 of the National Sprint League season:
Quick Times : Danny Lasoski – 4, Craig Dollansky – 2, Davey Heskin – 2, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman and Sammy Swindell
Heat Race Winners : Ian Madsen – 5, Austin McCarl – 4, Tasker Phillips – 4, Craig Dollansky – 3, Brian Brown – 2, Kerry Madsen – 2, Daryn Pittman – 2, Joey Saldana – 2, Dominic Scelzi – 2, Rico Abreu, David Gravel, Dakota Hendrickson, Matt Juhl, Tim Kaeding, Danny Lasoski, Terry McCarl, A.J. Moeller, Mike Reinke, Donny Schatz, Josh Schneiderman, Dustin Selvage and Sammy Swindell
B Main Winners : Dakota Hendrickson, Davey Heskin, Terry McCarl and Tasker Phillips
Feature Winners : Craig Dollansky – 2, Danny Lasoski – 2, Kerry Madsen – 2, Sammy Swindell – 2, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart
Feature Laps Led : Craig Dollansky – 51, Kerry Madsen – 37, Daryn Pittman – 29, Logan Schuchart – 26, Davey Heskin – 24, Terry McCarl – 23, Sammy Swindell – 21, Ian Madsen – 18, Bronson Maeschen – 18, Danny Lasoski – 17, Brooke Tatnell – 12, Joey Saldana – 10 and Brian Brown – 9
Hard Charger Awards : Sammy Swindell – 2, Josh Baughman, Justin Henderson, R.J. Johnson, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Tasker Phillips, Josh Schneiderman, Jeff Swindell and Brooke Tatnell
Average Hard Charger Positions Gained Per Race : 8.09
Podium Finishes : Danny Lasoski – 6, Craig Dollansky – 5, Sammy Swindell – 4, Brian Brown – 3, Ian Madsen – 3, Kerry Madsen – 3, Dusty Zomer – 2, Davey Heskin, Tim Kaeding, Bronson Maeschen, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart and Brooke Tatnell
Multiple Top-5 Finishes : Craig Dollansky – 8, Danny Lasoski – 8, Ian Madsen – 7, Kerry Madsen – 6, Brian Brown – 5, Sammy Swindell – 5, Terry McCarl – 2, Shane Stewart – 2, Brooke Tatnell – 2 and Dusty Zomer – 2
Multiple Top-10 Finishes : Craig Dollansky – 12, Danny Lasoski – 11, Ian Madsen – 9, Brian Brown – 8, Davey Heskin – 8, Kerry Madsen – 7, Brooke Tatnell – 7, Sammy Swindell – 6, Terry McCarl – 5, Tasker Phillips – 4, Lynton Jeffrey – 3, Tim Kaeding – 3, Rico Abreu – 2, David Gravel – 2, R.J. Johnson – 2, Bronson Maeschen – 2, Austin McCarl – 2, Daryn Pittman – 2, Donny Schatz – 2, Josh Schneiderman – 2, Shane Stewart – 2 and Dusty Zomer – 2
NEXT EVENT –
July 22 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and July 23 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 12 –
.1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 4199; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 4179; 3. 18-Ian Madsen 3772; 4. 21-Brian Brown 3694; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell 3314; 6. 56n-Davey Heskin 3154; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen 2758; 8. 7w-Tasker Phillips 2747; 9. 1s-Sammy Swindell 2675; 10. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 2324.
2016 FEATURE WINNERS –
Craig Dollansky – 2 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20 and Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 29); Danny Lasoski – 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 21 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 28 and June 18); Sammy Swindell – 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and July 1); Brian Brown – 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4); Terry McCarl – 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 6); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 24); and Logan Schuchart – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 8).
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