Craig Dollansky Wins in New Zealand
After having a couple of weeks to unwind after the finale of the World of Outlaws season on November 3, Craig Dollansky was back in action on Saturday night, as he kicked off annual his stint in New Zealand by winning the 25 lap A-Feature at Western Springs Speedway, driving for the Salter Racing team.
Dollansky led all 25 laps, winning over New Zealand native Jamie McDonald and fellow American Jason Statler from California. Other top contenders taking part in the event included multi-time champions Allan Wakeling and Dean Brindle of New Zealand, along with American Ricky Logan, who has already won a couple of events in New Zealand this season.
Dollansky's car consistently got faster as the night went on, as he set the fastest laps of the race on the 16th circuit, en route to winning by nearly a full second.
The native of Elk River, Minnesota aboard the USA #7, finished second in the second 10-lap heat race and was fourth in the third heat race. Those finishes helped him earn the pole position for the 25-lap A-Feature, where he quickly took the lead on the opening start.
Dollansky, who won three times with the World of Outlaws this season, will make his next scheduled start in New Zealand on December 8, also at Western Springs Speedway. During the month of December, the former World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion will contest a total of six events in New Zealand.
By competing in the international events, he will earn a spot in the Kele World Challenge which is contested on the Friday night before the finale of the Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
The 30th anniversary 2008 World of Outlaws season opens on February 8 at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.