Racing: Dollansky nabs third sprint car win of season

Craig Dolansky and his wife and team posed in the winners circle.


Craig Dollansky, sprint car driver from Zimmerman, picked up his third victory in 13 starts this year last weekend on the World of Outlaws tour.

At the Tri State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind., Dollansky, sponsored now by Big Game Treestands, took the lead on lap 18 of a 40-lap event and held it the rest of the way. Haubstadt has been a good spot for the former Elk River hockey player; he’s won four of his las seven races there.

“So far this is a great start to the 2012 season,” said Dollansky, who has also won twice at Volusia Speedway in Florida.

Driving his familiar No. 7, he posted the fourth-fastest qualifying time, got the pole for he eight last dash and won by over two seconds, then had the pole for the A Main race. He led was leading on lap 15 when there was a restart after Joey Saldana’s car flipped. He lost the lead on the restart but regained it after a caution on 18 and steadily widened  his lead.

“This was a great win for our entire team, to win four out of the last seven World of Outlaws races at Haubstadt is not easy to do,” commented Dollansky, who ranks seventh in season points.  “Tri-State is one of the best dirt tracks in the country.”

The Dollansky sprint car in action.