Dollansky to Drive for Larry Woodward Racing in 2008
With the 2008 season quickly approaching, Craig Dollansky recently announced that he will team up with longtime World of Outlaws car owner Larry Woodward next season to contest the entire World of Outlaws schedule.
Dollansky racked up 48 Top-10 finishes this past season, with 24 of those being in the Top-Five, along with three A-Feature wins, including a $25,000 triumph at Skagit Speedway in Washington, en route to a seventh place finish in World of Outlaws championship points. It was the sixth time in his career that he has finished in the Top-10 in points.
"This deal came together rather quickly," noted Dollansky. "I'm looking forward to getting to know and working with Larry and Lori (Woodward). They are great people and have a true love for racing. Together, I believe we can do what is necessary to make this a winning combination."
Dollansky, a native of Elk River, Minnesota, was one of just six drivers to lead more than 150 laps of feature racing competition in 2007 with the World of Outlaws. He also won the Crane Cams Dash six times to earn the same number of pole positions in A-Feature events, along with setting a new track record at USA Race Park in Arizona in time trials.
The team will continue to campaign their familiar black car with the No. 2 on it. They were victorious once last season in World of Outlaws action, with Brooke Tatnell behind the wheel at Skagit Speedway in Washington.
Turning the wrenches on the Maxim race car with Charlie Garrett power will be veteran World of Outlaws crew chief Mike Woodring, who teamed up with Dollansky last May. Also on the crew will be Lester Groves, who worked with Dollansky in 2007, along with Rob Beattie. The team will work out of Dollansky's state-of-the-art shop in Minnesota.
The 2008 season will mark Woodward's 50th year in motorsports, as he has raced, promoted races and owned car during that span.
Dollansky also recently announced sponsorship with Snap-on Tools in 2008. The car will race with the support of Snap-on for eight regional events in the Midwest as the primary sponsor and remain an associate sponsor throughout the 2008 World of Outlaws tour.
"We are looking forward to a very successful 2008 with this race team, especially with support from a great tool company such as Snap-on," Dollansky said. "They carry a superb product line and we will proudly represent their company. I look forward to building a long lasting relationship with Snap-on Tools."
Dollansky currently is in the midst of a six-race stint in New Zealand, where he won last Saturday night, leading all 25 laps of the A-Feature at Western Springs Speedway. He will compete again this Saturday night at Western Springs. While he is racing in New Zealand, his crew is busy preparing at the shop for the upcoming season.
The 30th anniversary 2008 World of Outlaws season opens on February 8 at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.