Craig Dollansky: Charging to Top-Five in Lone Michigan Visit

Posted on Jun 3 2013 - 1:13pm by Bores4815
Craig-Dollansky-2013Reid VanEck: After a rainout Friday in Ohio, the Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 team traveled north for their annual visit to I-96 Speedway in Michigan to open up the month of June.  As the defending winner of the event, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ prepared for his tenth appearance at the track located outside Lake Odessa where he also picked up the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars victory in July of 2007.
With the event last year held on the inner 3/8-mile, the series returned to the larger ½-mile as the race program got underway with qualifying as Dollansky stopped the clock 13th fastest at 15.176 seconds.  Missing the heat race inversion by just one spot meant the Elk River, Minnesota native would start inside row three for heat one where the MobileStar Maxim finished 6th.
Starting mid-pack inside row seven of the 30-lap A-Main, Dollansky fan fourteenth before the first yellow on lap 3 and then moved up three spots before another caution ten circuits later.  A great double-file restart saw ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ power into the top-ten taking ninth and up one more position before the next yellow was displayed at the halfway point on lap 15.  The ensuing restart was another great one for the pilot of the Aggressive Hydraulics #7 as he motored around Kerry Madsen and Jason Sides on the highside to take fifth and then advance one more position in the final fourteen circuits as the Big Game Treestands backed sprinter took the checkered flag in 4th.
“We put ourselves in the hole in qualifying but we were able to at least salvage a top-five finish out of it,” commented Dollansky who earned the KSE Hard Charger.  “We need to get ourselves consistently qualified stronger which has been our weak point this year  and the opposite of our qualifying efforts over the past few years.  We will continue working to get ourselves where we need to be when it comes to qualifying and as we continue to work to get our car handling better then we will benefit from it in qualifying.”
The Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 team returns to action this coming Wednesday, June 5th, at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana..



Craig Dollansky Racing competes on the World of Outlaws circuit, the premier sprint car series in the world, with great sponsors in Eyecon Trail Cameras, Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, MobileStar, Dakota Fluid Power, and Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Products.  Other supporters of CDR include Maxim Chassis, Morrison Racing Engines, Integra Racing Shocks, Schaeffer Oil, DMI, Keizer Wheels, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Snap-on, Schoenfeld Headers, Benic Enterprises, Sander Engineering, Hoosier Tires, Simpson, GATR Volvo, Butler Built Seats, Wings Unlimited, Saldana Race Products, All Star Performance, Fuel Safe, FK Rod Ends, Jiffy-Tite, Outerwears, Fel-Pro, CP-Carrillo, KSE Steering Gears, Astro Titanium, Bob’s Bike Shop, Randy’s Racing Filters, Justice Brothers Products, R&R Enterprises, Red Devil Brakes, Trent’s Signs & Graphics, Glenn Hepfner Inc., and Racing Optics.