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Fourth Place Run at Williams Grove Tune-Up

PR by Reid VanEck - September 27, 2014

After scoring a top-ten run with the World of Outlaws last weekend, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team continued action in ‘The Keystone State’ on Friday.  Taking advantage of a flexible schedule, the team traveled to Williams Grove Speedway for the 410 weekly show tune-up before the prestigious National Open next weekend.

With a strong field of 34 drivers on hand, Dollansky was the twentieth car out for time trials and stopped the clock at 7th fastest.  A strong showing in heat competition would see the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim start inside row two and power to the top spot taking the victory. 

After gaining a position in the dash, the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed sprinter lined up outside row two for the 25-lap A-Main.  When a red flag on the opening circuit bunched the field up for a complete restart, Dollansky took third from Danny Dietrich on the opening lap before a caution on lap 3.  As Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett put on a battle for the lead, the Elk River, Minnesota native looked to narrow the gap on the lead duo before the final caution on lap 17.  With just eight circuits remaining, a hard-charging Doug Esh raced past Dollansky in the final laps as the Big Game Treestands #7 crossed the checkered flag in 4th.

Quick stats: 
FIELD: 34 CARS
QUALIFYING: 7th
HEAT RACE: 1st, start (3)
DASH: 4th
A-MAIN: 4th, start (4)

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7th for #7 in Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville

PR by Reid VanEck - September 22, 2014

The Commonwealth Clash took center stage on Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team as they prepared for another night of action with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Pennsylvania.

After getting a feel for the tight ½-mile in hotlaps, Dollansky began the evening similar to Friday night posting the 8th fastest lap in qualifying at 12.992 seconds.  Positioned inside row two for heat competition, Dollansky would go on to finish 3rd in the 8-lap event to transfer into the main event.

With attention shifted to the main event, the Big Game Treestands #7 team made final preparations as Dollansky rolled off twelfth on the starting grid of the 35-lap A-Main.  Powering the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim into the top-ten on the opening circuit, Dollansky ran eighth before a caution on lap 11.  Using another outstanding restart, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ maneuvered around the ½-mile to rocket into the top-five by lap 12 and narrow the gap on the lead cars.  Working the highside around the speedway, Donny Schatz worked by the #7 on lap 26 but Dollansky took the spot back on the next go-around.  Running just outside the top-five, the Elk River, Minnesota native held sixth until the final lap surrendering a position and finishing with a solid top-ten run in 7th.

“We had a good car all night.  Although we missed getting in the dash I felt 35 laps was a long race and starting 12th was a decent spot,” commented Dollansky.  “We were able to work our way toward the front but I cost us a couple positions running out of tear-offs with five laps to go and was just trying to get to the end.  My back injury from the night before was also plaguing me and cost us also. 

Quick stats: 
FIELD: 41 CARS
QUALIFYING: 12.992 - 8th
HEAT RACE 4: 3rd, start (3)
A-MAIN: 7th, start (12)

Racing Schedule


DateTrackLocationFinish
4/1234 Raceway (MOWA)Burlington, IA3rd
4/19Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA21st
DNF
4/26Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA1st
5/3Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA3rd
5/4Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway (IRA)Oshkosh, WI1st
5/9Wilmot Raceway (WoO)Wilmot, WI14th
5/10Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA6th
5/11Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SDRAIN
5/17Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA9th
5/18Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SD2nd
5/24Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA1st
5/25Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SD4th
5/31Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IARAIN
6/1Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SDRAIN
6/6I-80 Speedway (WoO)Greenwood, NE20th DNF
6/7Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IARAIN
6/13Jackson Speedway (WoO)Jackson, MN17th
6/14Knoxville Raceway (WoO)Knoxville, IA10th
6/21Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA1st
6/22Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SD1st
6/28Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IARAIN
6/29Cedar Lake Speedway (WoO)New Richmond, WI17th
7/5Knoxville Raceway (KCCS Twin Features)Knoxville, IARAIN
7/12Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IARAIN
7/13Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SD19th DNF
7/19Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA10th
7/20Huset's Speedway (ASCoC)Brandon, SD14th DNF
7/26Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA3rd
8/3Knoxville Raceway (Capitani Classic)Knoxville, IA24th DNF
8/8Knoxville Raceway (Nationals Qualifier)Knoxville, IA6th
8/9Knoxville Raceway (Nationals finale)Knoxville, IA4th
8/23Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, IA5th
9/5Amsoil Speedway (IRA)Superior, WI2nd
9/6Cedar Lake Speedway (IRA)New Richmond, WI7th
9/7Huset's SpeedwayBrandon, SD4th
9/12Clay County Fair Speedway (WoO)Spencer, IA10th
9/13Deer Creek Speedway (WoO)Spring Valley, MN4th
9/19Eldora Speedway (WoO)Rossburg, OH24th DNF
9/20Lernerville Speedway (WoO)Sarver, PA7th
9/26Williams Grove Speedway (410 weekly)Mechanicsburg, PA4th
9/27Lincoln Speedway (The Dirt Classic)Abbottstown, PA 
10/3Williams Grove Speedway (WoO)Mechanicsburg, PA 
10/4Williams Grove Speedway (WoO)Mechanicsburg, PA